Michael Younger

Michael Younger Sr., former Vicksburg, Mississippi resident, died August 15, 2017, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 59.

He was a graduate of Warren Central High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Class of 1976, and a former member of Bethlehem MB Church.

Preceding him in death was his daughter, Tasha Johnson; mother, Ernestine Younger; and a sister, Gloria “MooMoo” Chin.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Ruth Younger; children, Michael Younger Jr., Zion Younger, Candra Johnson, Denekqua Johnson and Kachira Johnson, all of Cincinnati; father, Felix Younger Sr.; and siblings, Felix Younger Jr., Huey Younger Sr., Juanita Bell, Margaret Neal, Herscine Brown, Annette Younger, Janette Younger, all of Vicksburg and Shirley Butler Vance of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Memorial services will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Cincinnati under the direction of Spring Grove Funeral Home.


Bertha Samuels

Bertha Mae Samuels passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the age of 70 years. She was born on January 20, 1947, in Macon, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held in the FAC Annex building on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 11:00 am until noon, immediately followed by her home-going service. Interment will be at Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232.

Walker Funeral Home of Cincinnati is serving the Samuels family.


Marie Helton

Melva Marie Helton (nee Gabbard) passed away early Monday morning, May 15, 2017, at the age of 85 years. She was born on June 26, 1931. A long standing member of The First Apostolic Church, Sister Marie was beloved wife for 35 years to the late Charlie Helton.

Visitation will be held in the FAC Annex building on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 11:00 AM until noon, immediately followed by her home-going service. Interment will be at The Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity or Queen City Hospice, 8250 Kenwood Crossing Way, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45236.


Nancy J. Stilson

Nancy Jane Stilson (nee Wilson), was genuine, empathetic, outgoing, and nurturing, passed away early Wednesday morning April 26, 2017, age 54 years. Beloved mother of Jeremiah Hyde, William Earl III, Thomas Woodrow, and Joseph Michael Stilson, devoted daughter of Kenneth W. and Betty Jane Wilson (nee West), dear sister of Corinne (David) Curnutte, Kenneth W. Wilson II, Mary Margaret (Mark) Hoffman, loving grandmother of Lydia, former wife of William Earl Stilson II, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Residence Anderson Twp.

Service at First Apostolic Church of Montgomery, 6477 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, 45242 on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4 PM. Friends may visit at the Church on Saturday from 2-4 PM. TP White & Sons Funeral Home serving the family. See more details on their website.


David L. Garner

David Lee Garner, dear father of Kristen and Noah Garner. Grandfather of Lily, Violet, Jasmynn and Chevy Lay. Brother of Stephen (Regina) Garner. Son of the late Vernon and Buelah Garner. Passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the age of 58.

Visitation at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9 AM until time of funeral service at 11 AM. David worked for St. Bernard Soap Co. Condolences may be left at the funeral home website.