James D. Vante

Relatives and friends of James D. Vante, affectionately known as Jimmy, are saddened to announce his passing on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the age of 70. Jimmy was a long-term employee of Chase Manhattan Bank.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia Vante; daughters, Jacqueline Vante, Lisa Vante and Charmaine Vante; grandchildren, Dannette Ariente, Michael Vante, Dylan Gumbs and Jacob Vante; sisters, Joan Vante Beevers, Carol Vante Phillips, Lydia Vante Colatorti, Gloria Vante Thomas and Grace Vante; brother, Robert Vante; sisters-in-law, Uranie D. Blanchard, Cecilia Olive, Patricia Danet, Olivia Danet and Evelyn Vante; brothers-in-law, Edward Danet, Wayne Phillips, Dominick Colatorti and Frank Thomas; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Jama Alphonso Rhymer

Services are set for March 9 for Jama Alphonso Rhymer.

The first viewing will be Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

The second viewing will be Monday, March 9, 2015, at 8:30 to10:30 a.m. at Memorial Moravian Church where the funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m.

Rhymer was survived by his mother, Monique Chalen Christian Creque; father, Gregory L. Rhymer; stepmother, Renee Rhymer; brothers, Emery Rhymer, Riise, Rashad, and ReKai Creque; sisters, MeKayla and Monet Creque; grandparents, John Christian Sr.; step-grandparents, Joel A. Martin and Joyce Henneman Martin, Eugenie LaFranque; aunts, Hildereen Malone, Carol Rhymer, Stephanie Christian-Robles, Brenda Petrus Bastian, Juliette Thomas Lewis, Lorranie Cranston, Cresencia Frett, Elmira Dawson, Sandra LaForest, Evelyn Wallace, and Rosalie Rhymer-Rohan; uncles, Joseph Cranston, Sr., Leslie Rhymer, John "Chris" Christian, Jr., Angel Christian, and Ricardo Rhymer; special cousin, Shamelle Farrington; cousins, Lesroy "Olay" Nisbett, Paulette "Sharmaine" Stevens, Ywardia Wesselhoft, Kimalee, Kisha, & Kimisha Davis, Renelda, Anthea, & Ebony Robles, Ernie Pennyfeather, Randa DeSuza, Carla Bastian, Ahsha, Tasha, & Lenny Lewis, Josephine & Joseph Cranston Jr., Allani Alfred, Maddox Robles-Maltie, Kyrelle Thomas, Mykelle Christian, Kimel Fleming, Ishmael Barrett, Lanayel Oramas, Kymbael, Kymbella, & Kymbalique Martin, Jaela & Jonathan Auguste, Hugo Frett, Jr., Roy & Jacqueline Frett, Celecia Smith, Andrea Miller, Tonya, Leslie, Shikima, Kitwana, Richelle, & Gizelle Rhymer, Beverly Dawson-Benjamin, Berenice Dawson-Sears, Barbara Dawson-Burt, Shastri Hendricks, Dione Rhymer-Atkinson, Franklin & Floyd Steele, Sharonne Wallace, Charryse Joseph-Matthew, Anwar Rohan, Shamal & Shaquille Burt, Sinclair, Vivian, Avery, Osbert, Ronnie, Milton, and Lydia Potter; godparents, Mary Harley, Michelle Sibilly Francis, April Petrus, Aquanette Chinnery-White, Alpha Leonard, Deborah Turnbull, Allison Heywood, Glen "Kwabena" Davis, Hugo Hodge, Jr., Juan L. Christian; special friends: Shaw & the HP Family, Roneima Joseph, Rayne Chesterfield, Jamalie Thomas, Roniqua Hart, Lawrencia Larsen, Shawn Smith, Kahleel Correa, Nyere Francis, Julien Smith, Azani Delsol, Merral Henry, Kevin Turnbull, and Claudia Swan and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Warren A. Powell Sr.

A Memorial Service will be held for Warren A. Powell Sr. on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church on St. John.

Warren Powell lived most of his life in New York, but he has deep roots in St. John.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frank A. Powell Sr. and Mervel Powell Matthew.

He is survived by his children and siblings Frank Jr., Winston, Samuel

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John Faustin

Services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday for John Faustin.

He is survived by his wife, Anicia Faustin; sons, Jefferson and Jason Faustin; and brothers, James Herbert and Pius Faustin.

He will be cremated.

Arrangements are by Turnbull's Funeral Home.

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Leroy Rawlins

Services will be held Saturday for Leroy Rawlins, 20, who died Feb. 11, 2015.

The viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at John Thomas Memorial Chapel with the service following at 11 a.m.

He is survived by his mother, Gwendolyn Rawlins; adopted father, Keithroy Francis; adopted mothers, Marcia Buckley and Lois Furet; grandmothers, Claustine Joseph and Carmen Sweeney; grandfather, Mathias Joseph; brothers, Jahsiah, Jahmara Rawlins, Germain Leslie and George Francis; sisters, Jahcinta Rawlins and Shanika Rafael; nephew, Javante' Gumbs; sister-in-law, Nicole Rawlins; aunts, Avis Nanton, Lucina Nisbett, Valarie James, Andrea Gittens, France, Viola, Annette, Beverly Rawlins, Sandy Sweeney, Maria Penny-Feather,Yvonne France, Pasty Lee and Lois Furet; uncles, spencer Browne, Clifford, Carl, Leroy, Recaldo Joseph, Rev. Ivan Williams, Kenneth Birmingham and Joseph Rawlins; cousins, Andrea Gomansingh, Verna, Jeveyne Caines, Sharon, Spencer Jr., Dominque, Idone Browne, Aserine Matthew, Custom officer Leroy Fahie, Sharon, Kesha, Squibo Henry, Calisha Joseph, Lennon Saddler, Junior, Moresha Brandon , Joseph,Vernessea Nanton, AQSherillyn, Melisia,Ghinlane David, Marlon Joseph, Tashroy Henry, Leo James, DionJa, Collen Gittens, Shanney Joseph, Nigel Vernessea Pemberton, Valentine, Novelia, Cadwell, Rory, Jhaniel, Jamie France, Karim, Devon Wiston,Andrea, Tyler Rawlins,Victor Rawlins Francine Allison, Eustace, Marvin, Everton Hodge,Leon,Robina, Rubina, Rawlins, Bernetta, Alile, Layla Browne, Alicia, Phlicia Rawlins,Maria, Mirel, Jason, Robert, Ronald, Randolph, Joycelyn, Reginald, Rolston, Raymond Julia, Recaldo Rawlins, Nelson Sweeney, Kristen, Joshua and Hurbert Lee; close friends, Sharon Jeffers, Rita Gaton, Shenell, Shaleequ, Jahmanda, Junior/ Keshawn Pariaell, Gaza, Antonia Matos, Farai, the Buckley's, Davis's, Matthews and the boys in the archway; many relatives and friends to numerous to mention.

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Jama Alphonso Rhymer

Services are set for March 9 for Jama Alphonso Rhymer.

The first viewing will be Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

The second viewing will be Monday, March 9, 2015, at 8:30 to10:30 a.m. at Memorial Moravian Church where the funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m.

Rhymer was survived by his mother, Monique Chalen Christian Creque; father, Gregory L. Rhymer; stepmother, Renee Rhymer; brothers, Emery Rhymer, Riise, Rashad, and ReKai Creque; sisters, MeKayla and Monet Creque; grandparents, John Christian Sr.; step-grandparents, Joel A. Martin and Joyce Henneman Martin, Eugenie LaFranque; aunts, Hildereen Malone, Carol Rhymer, Stephanie Christian-Robles, Brenda Petrus Bastian, Juliette Thomas Lewis, Lorranie Cranston, Cresencia Frett, Elmira Dawson, Sandra LaForest, Evelyn Wallace, and Rosalie Rhymer-Rohan; uncles, Joseph Cranston, Sr., Leslie Rhymer, John "Chris" Christian, Jr., Angel Christian, and Ricardo Rhymer; special cousin, Shamelle Farrington; cousins, Lesroy "Olay" Nisbett, Paulette "Sharmaine" Stevens, Ywardia Wesselhoft, Kimalee, Kisha, & Kimisha Davis, Renelda, Anthea, & Ebony Robles, Ernie Pennyfeather, Randa DeSuza, Carla Bastian, Ahsha, Tasha, & Lenny Lewis, Josephine & Joseph Cranston Jr., Allani Alfred, Maddox Robles-Maltie, Kyrelle Thomas, Mykelle Christian, Kimel Fleming, Ishmael Barrett, Lanayel Oramas, Kymbael, Kymbella, & Kymbalique Martin, Jaela & Jonathan Auguste, Hugo Frett, Jr., Roy & Jacqueline Frett, Celecia Smith, Andrea Miller, Tonya, Leslie, Shikima, Kitwana, Richelle, & Gizelle Rhymer, Beverly Dawson-Benjamin, Berenice Dawson-Sears, Barbara Dawson-Burt, Shastri Hendricks, Dione Rhymer-Atkinson, Franklin & Floyd Steele, Sharonne Wallace, Charryse Joseph-Matthew, Anwar Rohan, Shamal & Shaquille Burt, Sinclair, Vivian, Avery, Osbert, Ronnie, Milton, and Lydia Potter; godparents, Mary Harley, Michelle Sibilly Francis, April Petrus, Aquanette Chinnery-White, Alpha Leonard, Deborah Turnbull, Allison Heywood, Glen "Kwabena" Davis, Hugo Hodge, Jr., Juan L. Christian; special friends: Shaw & the HP Family, Roneima Joseph, Rayne Chesterfield, Jamalie Thomas, Roniqua Hart, Lawrencia Larsen, Shawn Smith, Kahleel Correa, Nyere Francis, Julien Smith, Azani Delsol, Merral Henry, Kevin Turnbull, and Claudia Swan and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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John Faustin

Services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday for John Faustin.

He is survived by his wife, Anicia Faustin; sons, Jefferson and Jason Faustin; and brothers, James Herbert and Pius Faustin.

He will be cremated.

Arrangements are by Turnbull's Funeral Home.

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Lorna Browne

Services will be held Friday for Lorna Browne, better known as mother, auntie Lornie, and Mrs. Browne, who died Feb. 12, 2015, at the age of 84, at The Queen Louise Nursing Home.

The first viewing is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

The second viewing is from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Christchurch Methodist Church on Market square, St. Thomas.

The funeral service will follow at 10 a.m.

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Rasheem Kaliff Chesterfield

Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Rasheem Kaliff Chesterfield.

Kimani, as he is affectionately known, passed away Feb. 11, 2015.

Services are Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Church of God of Prophecy. Internment will be at the Western Cemetery No. 2.

He is surely missed by his mother, Linda P. Vessup; father, Avery Chesterfield; sons, Rakim Chesterfield and Kishaun Freeman; daughter, Uniquekwa Chesterfield; special friend, Claudette Freeman; grandmothers, Ivy Knight and Enid DeCastro; brothers, Wakamba Rieara, Ajaka Chesterfield, Tyrone Chesterfield, Kimby Chesterfield, Askira Chesterfield, David Chesterfield and Kimani Chesterfield; sisters, Maylissa Chesterfield and Kanisha Chesterfield; aunts, Laverne Morehead, Olympia Mitchell, Lael Housen, Karen Vessup, Beverly Vessup, Doris Chesterfield, Sonia Morales, Cheryl Sprauve, and Teryle Vessup-Turnbull; uncles, Ernest Knight, Ivah Chesterfield Sr., Alric Chesterfield Sr., Bert Chesterfield Sr., Kelvin Chesterfield, (Kelly) Chesterfield, Roy Pickering, and Ruel Vessup; special nieces and nephews, Shana-Nequia Rieara, Kaedan Riera, Keanu Riera, Kahi Rieara, and Kamani Anderson; adopted families, Vance Pinney, Carol Brookes-Warrington, Bernice A. Turnbull, Rosalie Randolph, Karen Andrews, Ade-Osaze Warrington, Larry (Bunny) Webbe, Delores Rieara, and Margaret Colbourne.

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James D. Vante

Relatives and friends of James D. Vante, affectionately known as Jimmy, are saddened to announce his passing on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the age of 70. Jimmy was a long-term employee of Chase Manhattan Bank.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia Vante; daughters, Jacqueline Vante, Lisa Vante and Charmaine Vante; grandchildren, Dannette Ariente, Michael Vante, Dylan Gumbs and Jacob Vante; sisters, Joan Vante Beevers, Carol Vante Phillips, Lydia Vante Colatorti, Gloria Vante Thomas and Grace Vante; brother, Robert Vante; sisters-in-law, Uranie D. Blanchard, Cecilia Olive, Patricia Danet, Olivia Danet and Evelyn Vante; brothers-in-law, Edward Danet, Wayne Phillips, Dominick Colatorti and Frank Thomas; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Rudolph Galiber

Rudolph Basil Galiber Sr., was born in St. Thomas on March 29, 1923, to Adele Lanclos Galiber and Henry Galiber.

He attended public schools, graduating from Charlotte Amalie High School, Commandant Gade, in 1942. During his high school years he worked as a soda fountain clerk, as the projectionist in the movie theater, as an electrician's apprentice, and as a water boy and timekeeper during one of the extensions of the airport runway.

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Jama Alphonso Rhymer

Services are set for March 9 for Jama Alphonso Rhymer.

The first viewing will be Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

The second viewing will be Monday, March 9, 2015, at 8:30 to10:30 a.m. at Memorial Moravian Church where the funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m.

Rhymer was survived by his mother, Monique Chalen Christian Creque; father, Gregory L. Rhymer; stepmother, Renee Rhymer; brothers, Emery Rhymer, Riise, Rashad, and ReKai Creque; sisters, MeKayla and Monet Creque; grandparents, John Christian Sr.; step-grandparents, Joel A. Martin and Joyce Henneman Martin, Eugenie LaFranque; aunts, Hildereen Malone, Carol Rhymer, Stephanie Christian-Robles, Brenda Petrus Bastian, Juliette Thomas Lewis, Lorranie Cranston, Cresencia Frett, Elmira Dawson, Sandra LaForest, Evelyn Wallace, and Rosalie Rhymer-Rohan; uncles, Joseph Cranston, Sr., Leslie Rhymer, John "Chris" Christian, Jr., Angel Christian, and Ricardo Rhymer; special cousin, Shamelle Farrington; cousins, Lesroy "Olay" Nisbett, Paulette "Sharmaine" Stevens, Ywardia Wesselhoft, Kimalee, Kisha, & Kimisha Davis, Renelda, Anthea, & Ebony Robles, Ernie Pennyfeather, Randa DeSuza, Carla Bastian, Ahsha, Tasha, & Lenny Lewis, Josephine & Joseph Cranston Jr., Allani Alfred, Maddox Robles-Maltie, Kyrelle Thomas, Mykelle Christian, Kimel Fleming, Ishmael Barrett, Lanayel Oramas, Kymbael, Kymbella, & Kymbalique Martin, Jaela & Jonathan Auguste, Hugo Frett, Jr., Roy & Jacqueline Frett, Celecia Smith, Andrea Miller, Tonya, Leslie, Shikima, Kitwana, Richelle, & Gizelle Rhymer, Beverly Dawson-Benjamin, Berenice Dawson-Sears, Barbara Dawson-Burt, Shastri Hendricks, Dione Rhymer-Atkinson, Franklin & Floyd Steele, Sharonne Wallace, Charryse Joseph-Matthew, Anwar Rohan, Shamal & Shaquille Burt, Sinclair, Vivian, Avery, Osbert, Ronnie, Milton, and Lydia Potter; godparents, Mary Harley, Michelle Sibilly Francis, April Petrus, Aquanette Chinnery-White, Alpha Leonard, Deborah Turnbull, Allison Heywood, Glen "Kwabena" Davis, Hugo Hodge, Jr., Juan L. Christian; special friends: Shaw & the HP Family, Roneima Joseph, Rayne Chesterfield, Jamalie Thomas, Roniqua Hart, Lawrencia Larsen, Shawn Smith, Kahleel Correa, Nyere Francis, Julien Smith, Azani Delsol, Merral Henry, Kevin Turnbull, and Claudia Swan and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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June Y. Esannason

Funeral services for June Y. Esannason will be held Tuesday.

The viewing is from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the same location.

The body will be cremated.

She is survived by her daughter, Julaleen Esannason; granddaughter, J' Diaz M.R. Esannason; grandson, Jaéko Shaéline Esannason; aunts, Eunice Robles, Leona Barry, Jean Wiltshire, Joan Williams, Joyce Potter, Feremina Smith, Ethel Joseph, Anne Marie Letsome, Gertrude Plaskett; uncles, Winston Robles Sr., Lionel Robles Jr., Larry Robles and Elridge Robles.

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Rasheem Kaliff Chesterfield

Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Rasheem Kaliff Chesterfield.

Kimani, as he is affectionately known, passed away on Feb. 11, 2015.

The viewing is today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home, with services Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Church of God of Prophecy. Internment will be at the Western Cemetery No. 2.

He is surely missed by his mother, Linda P. Vessup; father, Avery Chesterfield; sons, Rakim Chesterfield and Kishaun Freeman; daughter, Uniquekwa Chesterfield; special friend, Claudette Freeman; grandmothers, Ivy Knight and Enid DeCastro; brothers, Wakamba Rieara, Ajaka Chesterfield, Tyrone Chesterfield, Kimby Chesterfield, Askira Chesterfield, David Chesterfield and Kimani Chesterfield; sisters, Maylissa Chesterfield and Kanisha Chesterfield; aunts, Laverne Morehead, Olympia Mitchell, Lael Housen, Karen Vessup, Beverly Vessup, Doris Chesterfield, Sonia Morales, Cheryl Sprauve, and Teryle Vessup-Turnbull; uncles, Ernest Knight, Ivah Chesterfield Sr., Alric Chesterfield Sr., Bert Chesterfield Sr., Kelvin Chesterfield, (Kelly) Chesterfield, Roy Pickering, and Ruel Vessup; special nieces and nephews, Shana-Nequia Rieara, Kaedan Riera, Keanu Riera, Kahi Rieara, and Kamani Anderson; adopted families, Vance Pinney, Carol Brookes-Warrington, Bernice A. Turnbull, Rosalie Randolph, Karen Andrews, Ade-Osaze Warrington, Larry (Bunny) Webbe, Delores Rieara, and Margaret Colbourne.

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Miriam A. Hanley

We announce the passing of Miriam A. Hanley, who died Feb. 9, 2015, at the age of 92 at her residence.

She is survived by her daughters, Inez Ingrid and Lucina M. Bartlette; grandson, Elkin Lloyd; granddaughter, Shayla S. Solomon; adopted granddaughter, Jmelh Browne; great-granddaughters, Je'Synia I L Lloyd and Kelise E. Lloyd; great-grandson, Elijah N. Francis; nephew, Herman Thompson; niece-in-law, Denise Thompson; nieces, Miriam and Pauline Howe; great-nieces, Kathy and Kimberly Thompson; great-nephews, Kenny, Kevin, Kenroy and Shamoy Thompson; stepchildren, Emelda James, Tuvia Bruce, Shirley "Betty" Glasford, Joanne Garnett, Hazel Kelch, Iris Dean Beazer, Curliss Toby, Carol Stanley, Annette Richardson, Avril Williams, Ianthe "Wendy" Southwell, Sonia Douglas, Sandra Hanley, Tracey Hanley, Lolita Hanley, Steve "Wingrove" James, Tyrone Molyneaux, Anthony Hanley, Kenny Hanley; special friends, Margaret Corbett, Rosanna Corbett, Julius "Toto" Fredericks, Dorothy Greene, Sedonie Halbert, Charles "Charlie" Hobson, Grace Joseph, Jennifer Hickman, Ruthlyn King, Elkin Lloyd Sr., Janet and Neville Maynard, Arthur "Gutu" Solomon, Noraine A. White; and former co-workers of Queen Louise Home, the Bartlette, Spencer and Prentice families of Nevis caretakers: Tammi Creque, Valerie Aubain.

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June Y. Esannason

Funeral services for June Y. Esannason will be held Tuesday.

The viewing is from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the same location.

The body will be cremated.

She is survived by her daughter, Julaleen Esannason; granddaughter, J' Diaz M.R. Esannason; grandson, Jaéko Shaéline Esannason; aunts, Eunice Robles, Leona Barry, Jean Wiltshire, Joan Williams, Joyce Potter, Feremina Smith, Ethel Joseph, Anne Marie Letsome, Gertrude Plaskett; uncles, Winston Robles Sr., Lionel Robles Jr., Larry Robles and Elridge Robles.

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Mercedes Dickerson

Mercedes Dickerson, 90, died Feb. 10, 2015, at her residence in Anna's Fancy.

She is survived by her sons, Robert E. Hedrington-Bailey, Flynn N. Dickerson, Genn M. Dickerson; stepsons, Jerome Dickerson, Glen Dickerson; daughters, Carol O. Scott, Ada A. Dickerson, Shelby C. Givens, Alicia Fleming (adopted daughter); daughter-in-law, M. Athenia Sewer-Bailey; son-in-law, Benjamin H. S. Scott; siblings, Clarence Todman, Mera Lettsome; sisters-in-law, Rubye Todman, Bernadean Todman; special nieces, Esther Hedrington-Blyden, Joyce Lettsome-Jones, Laurel Philip; nieces, Otis Baronville, May Lettsome, Blanche Roundtree, Beatrice Bess, Cecelia Hedrington-Gallimore, Phyllis Hedrington-Knox, Lilith and Doris Hedrington, Ivy and Anissa Todman, Odessa Fahie, Angela, Micah and Andrea Hedrington; nephews, the Reverend John Louis Hedrington, Rodney Dawson, Richard Weekes, Elbert Maduro, Melvin, Elvin, Norris and Harris Fahie, Raymond and Aaron Lettsome, Peter, Stanley and Lutha Hedrington; granchildren, Nazrad Maduro, Amal and Adana Gumbs, Zaid Bradfield, Genn Jr., Gerard and Genna Rae Dickerson, Colonel Earl Scott, Tremayne, Thenera and Tenelle Bailey, Simone Duzant, Averil Maduro, Cenya, Chanel, Briana, Chereka, Fathim and Fathima Dickerson, Michael Lee, Naketa Moore, Monique Givens, Sherese Fleming, Sgt. Lewis L. Richards and Akoi N. Richards; great-granchildren, Braden Scott, Camin Scott, Ashley Maduro, Averil Maduro Jr., Deandrea and Prentis Dickerson, Zavier Adan Bryon Maduro, Cameron M. Bailey-Klass, Aniyah Nychelle and Sytierni Noelle Dickerson, Nadaiya Solei Taylor, Monet Jai Tryon, Dhamir Rhasaan Nelson, Terrance, O'cean and Sky Richards; close family/friends, Ruth Anthony, Allegra Callwood, Rita Mahoney, Yvonne Warner, David Charles, Ras Bob, Rita Mahoney, Ruby Gumbs, Cleone Creque, Mavis Robles, Marcelin Bastian; members of the Christchurch Women's League and Benevolent Society, Irvin "Parrot" Mercer, Vanita, Princess York, Amona Dickerson and numerous other family members and friends.

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Malcolm C. Callender II

Malcolm C. Callender II, age 41, died Feb. 14, 2015, in Georgia.

He is survived by his mother, Francine Gomez; stepmother, Janis Callender; sisters, Myka Callender-Smith, Dr. Monique Callender Wiggins, Danyé Hauser, Malori Callender; brothers, Marco and Morgan Callender; nieces and nephews, Maiya, Makayla, Madyson and Maleah Callender, Jamyka, Jhared and Jhamane Smith, Kya, Kerri and Kevin Wiggins, Muhammad Taha Abdurrasheed, Marshall Callender; uncles and aunts, Jimmy Callender, Marcia Georges, Ronald Altiery, Ruth Christiansen, Arlene Walker, Arnold Walker, Vincent Gomez, Charles Gomez Jr., Stephen Gomez, Felisha Gomez, Deborah Gomez, Denise Gomez, Desiree Gomez, Lydia Smith, Claire Richards; brothers-in-law, James Smith, Cameron Wiggins, Zaid Hauser; sisters-in-law, Tanya Niles Callender, Nailah Afiyah Callender; cousins, Raynette Rooks, Robert Baldwin, Russell, Rochelle and Roslyn McDonald, Ishmael Shamsid-Deen, Bahiy Callender, Dr. Leyha Callender, Kisha and Jevon Callender, Elwood Willis, Stylish Willis, Annie Willis-White, Norma Willis, Charles "Spootie" Willis, Louis Willis, Eleanor "Glory" James, Angela "Perry" Issac, Ohanio "Kiba" James Jr., Annette James, Kenneth James, Robert James, Katish James, Elwood James, Dr. Wilbur Callender, Caswil Callender, Kirby Callender, Ninette Irby, Richard Davila, Marcos Davila, Kenneth Patterson, Summer Gomez, Audrey Gomez, Verona Gomez, Greg McIntyre, Keith McIntyre, James Johnson, Melanie Walker, Shawna Georges, Serena Georges-Penny, Winston Georges II, Leana Georges-Moore, Michelle Georges, Kim Freeman, Alize Card, Tessa Richards, Stacy Smith, Nicole Freeman; special friends, Leroy Jones, Cliffton Franklin, Simon Caines, Elroy "Babu" Brown Jr., Mike Davila Kelsick and Jason Jones; godchildren, Leroy Malik Jones, Malcolm Summerville.

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Brenda Athlene Bruno Gordon

Services will be held Monday for Brenda Athlene Bruno Gordon who died Feb. 22, 2015.

The first viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Turnbull's funeral home.

The second viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at New Vision ministries with the service at 10 a.m.

Internment will be in Western Cemetery No. 3.

She is survived by her husband, Emmanuel Gordon; daughters, Linda Lettsome, Leiancia Gordon, Leah Gordon, Louisan Gordon and Latoya Gordon; son, LeBron Gordon; sons-in-law, Craig Lettsome and Timothy John; sisters: Thelma George, Cecilia B. House, Clesia Alexander, Ellen B Prince, Vixia Henderson, Karen Lafond and Paula Didier; brothers, General Laurent Bruno, Eli Bruno, Brian Bruno, Delvie Bruno and Keith Bruno; grandchildren, Yery Espinal, Kadaj Lettsome, Haile Olivacce, Heidi Olivacce, Micco John and Keiji Lettsome; special niece, Kethlyn Nation; her cat, Princess; and other family and friends too numerous to mention.

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Barbara Esprit

Barbara Esprit lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 23, 2015.

She was born Jan. 27, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

She was also known as Cookie during her early years which were so crazy that her biography "Cookie" was published in 1971.

After those tumultuous early years, she found a new path with Project JCap, a drug rehabilitation program which she directed in coordination with the NYPD.

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Lillian Agatha Martin Johnson

With deep regret, we announce the passing of Lillian Agatha Martin Johnson, who died Tuesday, Feb.10, 2015, in New York City.

She is survived by her daughter, Eillen Callwood; grandson, Arnold Callwood; brother, Clifford Martin; sister, Idalia Martin Joseph; sisters-in-law, Miriam Creque Martin and Hoiestine "Cyntie" Martin Chalwell; nephews, Pastor Dr. Allen C. Martin, Donald, Alvin, Morris and Derrick Martin, Cecil, Cyril, and Lionel Joseph, Lyston, Calvert, Calford Martin and Germaine Martin; nieces, Portia Martin Smith, Brenda Martin, Veronica Joseph, and Millicent Knight; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Miriam A. Hanley

We announce the passing of Miriam A. Hanley, who died Feb. 9, 2015, at the age of 92 at her residence.

She is survived by her daughters, Inez Ingrid and Lucina M.Bartlette; grandson, Elkin Lloyd; granddaughter, Shayla S. Solomon; adopted granddaughter, Jmelh Browne; great-granddaughters, Je'Synia I L Lloyd and Kelise E. Lloyd; great-grandson, Elijah N. Francis; nephew, Herman Thompson; niece-in-law, Denise Thompson; nieces, Miriam and Pauline Howe; great-nieces, Kathy and Kimberly Thompson; great-nephews, Kenny, Kevin, Kenroy and Shamoy Thompson; stepchildren, Emelda James, Tuvia Bruce, Shirley "Betty" Glasford, Joanne Garnett, Hazel Kelch, Iris Dean Beazer, Curliss Toby, Carol Stanley, Annette Richardson, Avril Williams, Ianthe "Wendy" Southwell, Sonia Douglas, Sandra Hanley, Tracey Hanley, Lolita Hanley, Steve "Wingrove" James, Tyrone Molyneaux, Anthony Hanley, Kenny Hanley; special friends, Margaret Corbett, Rosanna Corbett, Julius "Toto" Fredericks, Dorothy Greene, Sedonie Halbert, Charles "Charlie" Hobson, Grace Joseph, Jennifer Hickman, Ruthlyn King, Elkin Lloyd Sr., Janet & Neville Maynard, Arthur "Gutu" Solomon, Noraine A. White; and former co-workers of Queen Louise Home, the Bartlette, Spencer and Prentice families of Nevis caretakers: Tammi Creque, Valerie Aubain.

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Mercedes Dickerson

Mercedes Dickerson, 90, died Feb. 10, 2015, at her residence in Anna's Fancy.

She is survived by her sons, Robert E. Hedrington-Bailey, Flynn N. Dickerson, Genn M. Dickerson; stepsons, Jerome Dickerson, Glen Dickerson; daughters, Carol O. Scott, Ada A. Dickerson, Shelby C. Givens, Alicia Fleming (adopted daughter); daughter-in-law, M. Athenia Sewer-Bailey; son-in-law, Benjamin H. S. Scott; siblings, Clarence Todman, Mera Lettsome; sisters-in-law, Rubye Todman, Bernadean Todman; special nieces, Esther Hedrington-Blyden, Joyce Lettsome-Jones, Laurel Philip;

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Nuris Maria Creque

Services will be held Friday for Nuris Maria Creque, who died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in Bronx, New York.

The first viewing will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home. The second viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at Asamblea Cristiana El Oasis, with the service immediately after at 10 a.m.

She was preceded in death by her son, Omi Amauri Creque Nuñez.

She is survived by her sons, Alfredo, Alexander, Brian Creque and Yamil Jimenez Creque; sisters, Irene, Iris and Gisela Creque; brother, Victor Creque; grandchildren, Keandra, Omi, Gabriel, Keomi, Ricky, Alexander, and Katie Creque; nieces, Lisandra Latorre, Kishan Stevens, Giselle and Jessica Silverio, and Sylvia Waldron;nephews, Ely Creque, Jean-Karlos Carrion and William Waldron; great-nieces, Gianelli Latorre-Henley, Degianni Fleming, Sole Registe, Mariely Creque, Ashley and Aleni Waldron, Kayden Carrion, Amerie Lake, Jael Carrion; great-nephews, Gellani Latorre, Ishmael Waldron, True Tinsley; adopted sister, Lourdes Rivera; and other relatives and special friends too numerous to mention.

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James D. Vante

Relatives and friends of James D. Vante, affectionately known as Jimmy, are saddened to announce his passing on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the age of 70.

Jimmy was a longterm employee of Chase Manhattan Bank.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia Vante; daughters, Jacqueline Vante, Lisa Vante and Charmaine Vante; grandchildren, Dannette Ariente, Michael Vante, Dylan Gumbs and Jacob Vante; sisters, Joan Vante Beevers, Carol Vante Phillips, Lydia Vante Colatorti, Gloria Vante Thomas and Grace Vante; brother, Robert Vante; sisters-in-law, Uranie D. Blanchard, Cecilia Olive, Patricia Danet, Olivia Danet and Evelyn Vante; brothers-in-law, Edward Danet, Wayne Phillips, Dominick Colatorti and Frank Thomas; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Philip Harry Eby

Philip Harry Eby, 79, of The Mark Apts., Las Vegas, Nevada, passed on Jan. 15, 2015.

He is survived by his children, Kristin Eby Barton Robinson, and her two sons, Ossie and Sean Barton; a son, Brian Eby of Union Beach, N. J.; his former wife of 35 years, Carol Ann Eby, living in the Virgin Islands; plus many friends and extended family members around the country.

A donation to the American Cancer Society would be a welcome remembrance of this social worker who worked for more than 50 years in this profession, the last being at Catholic Charities of Brooklyn, N. Y.

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Rasheem Kaliff Chesterfield

Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Rasheem Kaliff Chesterfield.

Kimani, as he is affectionately known, passed away on Feb. 11, 2015.

The viewing is on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home, with services Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Church of God of Prophecy. Internment will be at the Western Cemetery No. 2.

He is surely missed by his mother, Linda P. Vessup; father, Avery Chesterfield; sons, Rakim Chesterfield and Kishaun Freeman; daughter, Uniquekwa Chesterfield; special friend, Claudette Freeman; grandmothers, Ivy Knight and Enid DeCastro; brothers, Wakamba Rieara, Ajaka Chesterfield, Tyrone Chesterfield, Kimby Chesterfield, Askira Chesterfield, David Chesterfield and Kimani Chesterfield; sisters, Maylissa Chesterfield and Kanisha Chesterfield; aunts, Laverne Morehead, Olympia Mitchell, Lael Housen, Karen Vessup, Beverly Vessup, Doris Chesterfield, Sonia Morales, Cheryl Sprauve, and Teryle Vessup-Turnbull; uncles, Ernest Knight, Ivah Chesterfield Sr., Alric Chesterfield Sr., Bert Chesterfield Sr., Kelvin Chesterfield, (Kelly) Chesterfield, Roy Pickering, and Ruel Vessup; special nieces and nephews, Shana-Nequia Rieara, Kaedan Riera, Keanu Riera, Kahi Rieara, and Kamani Anderson; adopted families, Vance Pinney, Carol Brookes-Warrington, Bernice A. Turnbull, Rosalie Randolph, Karen Andrews, Ade-Osaze Warrington, Larry (Bunny) Webbe, Delores Rieara, and Margaret Colbourne.

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Anthony Leslie Charles Sr.

Anthony Leslie Charles Sr., also known as PussMan, died on January 31, 2015.

Services will be held Saturday.

The first viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Celestial Chapel at Hurley Funeral Home. The second viewing will be from 8 to 9 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, with the service following at 9 a.m.

Interment will be in Western Cemetery No. 2.

He is survived by his mother, June R. Warner; father figure, Lesroy Tanner; son, Anthony Charles Jr.; daughters, Ashira, Anesha, Ashayla, and Ah'Bella Charles; brothers, Kenneth Warner, Kevin Lascaries, Alvin Charles, Selwyn Charles, Michael Charles, Kenneth Charles; sisters, Lelia Christopher, Barbara Williams, Karen Warner, AnMarie Charles-Dunwell, Angela Charles, Michelle Charles-Williams; uncles, Ralph Henley Sr., Wilfred Charles, Clifford Charles, Edmond Joshua; aunts, Geraldine Benjamin, Celestine Marsan, Antonia Mulraine, Crecencia Nunez Sewer; and other family and friends too numerous to mention.

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Malcolm C. Callender II

Malcolm C. Callender II, age 41, died Feb. 14, 2015, in Georgia.

He is survived by his mother, Francine Gomez; stepmother, Janis Callender; sisters, Myka Callender-Smith, Dr. Monique Callender Wiggins, Danyé Hauser, Malori Callender; brothers, Marco and Morgan Callender; nieces and nephews, Maiya, Makayla, Madyson and Maleah Callender, Jamyka, Jhared and Jhamane Smith, Kya, Kerri and Kevin Wiggins, Muhammad Taha Abdurrasheed, Marshall Callender; uncles and aunts, Jimmy Callender, Marcia Georges, Ronald Altiery, Ruth Christiansen, Arlene Walker, Arnold Walker, Vincent Gomez, Charles Gomez Jr., Stephen Gomez, Felisha Gomez, Deborah Gomez, Denise Gomez, Desiree Gomez, Lydia Smith, Claire Richards; brothers in-law, James Smith, Cameron Wiggins, Zaid Hauser; sisters in-law, Tanya Niles Callender, Nailah Afiyah Callender; cousins, Raynette Rooks, Robert Baldwin, Russell, Rochelle, & Roslyn McDonald, Ishmael Shamsid-Deen, Bahiy Callender, Dr. Leyha Callender, Kisha, & Jevon Callender, Elwood Willis, Stylish Willis, Annie Willis-White, Norma Willis, Charles "Spootie" Willis, Louis Willis, Eleanor "Glory" James, Angela "Perry" Issac, Ohanio "Kiba" James, Jr., Annette James, Kenneth James, Robert James, Katish James, Elwood James, Dr. Wilbur Callender, Caswil Callender, Kirby Callender, Ninette Irby, Richard Davila, Marcos Davila, Kenneth Patterson, Summer Gomez, Audrey Gomez, Verona Gomez, Greg McIntyre, Keith McIntyre, James Johnson, Melanie Walker, Shawna Georges, Serena Georges-Penny, Winston Georges II, Leana Georges-Moore, Michelle Georges, Kim Freeman, Alize Card, Tessa Richards, Stacy Smith, Nicole Freeman; special friends, Leroy Jones, Cliffton Franklin, Simon Caines, Elroy "Babu" Brown Jr., Mike Davila Kelsick and Jason Jones; godchildren, Leroy Malik Jones, Malcolm Summerville.

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William Hudson Ballard

William Hudson Ballard, born Sept. 10, 1927, died Feb. 3, 2015.

Bill moved from Chicago to St. Thomas in 1965 with his wife, Joyce, to whom he was married for 57 years. Bill served in the U.S. Navy in both World War II and the Korean War as a Seabee (Mobile Construction Battalion). As a civilian, he was an architect, primarily focused on residential work, constructing dozens of homes in the Virgin Islands during his career.

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Lillian Agatha Martin Johnson

With deep regret, we announce the passing of Lillian Agatha Martin Johnson, who died Tuesday, Feb.10, 2015, in New York City.

She is survived by her daughter, Eillen Callwood; grandson, Arnold Callwood; brother, Clifford Martin; sister, Idalia Martin Joseph; sisters-in-law, Miriam Creque Martin and Hoiestine "Cyntie" Martin Chalwell; nephews, Pastor Dr. Allen C. Martin, Donald, Alvin, Morris and Derrick Martin, Cecil, Cyril, and Lionel Joseph, Lyston, Calvert, Calford Martin and Germaine Martin; nieces, Portia Martin Smith, Brenda Martin, Veronica Joseph, and Millicent Knight; and other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Lorna Browne

Services will be held Friday, March 6, 2015, for Lorna Browne, better known as Mother, Auntie Lornie and Mrs. Browne, who died Feb. 12, 2015, at the age of 84, at the Queen Louise Nursing Home.

The first viewing is Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home. The second viewing is Friday, March 6, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Christchurch Methodist Church, Market Square, St. Thomas.

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Milta Camacho

Milta Camacho, also known as Wella, age 71, of William's Delight, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Luis Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marcela Gautier; father, Gilberto "Tato" Camacho; stepfather, Bernabe Gautier; son, Renaldo "Papo" Rivera; brothers, Efrain Camacho, Rueben Camacho & Miguel Gautier; sister, Georgia Ann Jacobs.

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Paulino, Elizabeth Erarte, Diana & Erica Rivera; stepdaughter, Celia John Lewis; sons, Carlos & Nelson Rivera; grandchildren, Jessica Garcia, Ramon "Eddie" Castillo, Rufina, Michelle & Rufino Paulino; Elsie, Domingo "Macho" Jr., Anthony "Tony", Elizabeth "Lizbeth" & Erickson "Tatito-Eric" Erarte; Artemah & Nazare Woods; Bianca & John Joseph Jr.; Shantel John Lewis; Carlos, III, Michael "Mickey", Bunny, Giselle & Marvin Rivera, Omar C. & Omyra C. Rivera; Taishma & Nelson Rivera, Jr.; Luis Renaldo, Ricardo, Yanira & Jasmin Rivera; 54 great-grandchildren; sisters, Miguelina Gautier-Parrilla, Margarita Gautier-Brannigan, Felicidad "Faye" Camacho-Ortiz; brothers, Miguel & Fernando Camacho, Julio, Angel L., George, Benito & Eddie Gautier; nieces, Maria Gautier-Hennemann, Ivy L. Gautier, Ericka Camacho, Yakara, Alba, Magnolia, Vanessa, Aisa Camille, Janitzi & Rachel Gautier; nephews, Efrain Camacho, Gilberto Camacho, Julio Camacho, Jeffrey Centeno, Duane Brannigan, Fernando Camacho Jr., Miguel Gautier, George Gautier, Jr., Michael Gautier, Daniel Gautier, Gerome Gautier, Omar Gautier & Aramis Gautier; great-nephews & nieces, Michael, Frankie, Chavorn, Khalid, Kishawn, Shandra & Naeema Camacho, Mark Roebuck, Miguel & Eric Hennemann, Jahzeel James & Jaydon Lopez; aunts, Joaquina de Leon & Guillermina Gautier-Figueroa; brothers-in-laws, Stanley Jacobs, Jose Parrilla, Sherman "Butch" Brannigan & Heriberto Ortiz; sisters-in-law, Justina Gautier, AnaMaria Camacho, Jenny Gautier, Mireya Gautier; grandsons-in-law, Samuel Spencer, Akeem Thompson, E. Liburd & Tomas Corcino; special friends & close relatives, Melda Mendez, Esdel & Alicia "Chucky" Hansen, James Wakefield, Aida Christopher, Joanna Samuel, Steven, Camacho family, Rivera family & Gautier family; godchildren, Lenay Brooks, Richie Gonzales & Xania Mendez; other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Lakeel Wade

The funeral service for Lakeel Wade, who died Feb. 2, 2015, is set for Saturday at St. Andrew's Church.

The first viewing is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home.

The second viewing is Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's, with the service at 10 a.m. at the same location.

He is survived by his mother, Kwameka Brown; father, Alvin Wade; brothers, Sehdale Gabriel Sr., J'Moi Smith, Jahkeel Smith, Halik Hasen; sisters, La'Neel Wade, Latisha Wade, Jenelle Wade; grandmothers, Linda Daly, Leaita Marlie Harrigan; grandfather, Kenneth Brown; aunts, Naila Hodge, Karen Taylor, Michelle Mcdowell, Angela Wade, Annette Wade; uncles, Nathan Harris, Shallum Harris, Jimmar Hodge; nephews, Sehdale Gabriel Jr., Jamal Industrious Jr., Ah'Zante Nibbs; great-aunts, Clarice Daly, Roxanne Daly, Sparkle Daly, Radiant Daly, Samantha Daly, Brenda Mitchell, Esperanza Harrigan; great-uncles, Rudy Daly, Carl Romney, Richie Welsh Sr.; and other friends and family members too numerous to mention.

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Elizabeth A. Vessup Stagger

We announce the passing of Elizabeth A. Vessup Stagger, who died Jan. 17, 2015, at the age of 92 at Schneider Regional Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her children, Linda Stagger-Goodluck and Austin Stagger Jr.

She is survived by her children, Era Vicars, Alben "Albeon" Stagger, Ava Stagger, Carol Stagger; daughter-in-law, Olivia Stagger; grandchildren, Arthur Vicars Jr., Barbara Vicars, Gregory Vicars, Richard Vicars, Ronald Vicars, Audra Stagger, Sharodka Stagger Tofte, Kai Stagger, George Goodluck, Crystal Goodluck, Alanzo Stagger, Elizabeth "Liz" Stagger, Vincent Stagger; great-grandchildren, Timothy Best Vicars, Yazmin Vicars Sweedle, Sade Saeed-Vicars, Kyla Vicars, Shaya Vicars, Nia Reid-Vicars, Ronald Vicars Jr., Rachael Vicars, Rose Vicars, Alea Goodluck, Niyoki Vicars, Ryan Vicars, Miles Tofte, Jade Tofte, Randall Vicars; great-great-grandchild, MiKyla Ingram; grandson-in-law, Michael Tofte, Phillip Yearwood; longtime companion, Oswald "Roy" Young; brothers, Alfred Jackson, Ishmael Jackson, Mario Jackson; sister, Jane Johannes; sisters-in-law, Emelda Stagger-Harley, Eileen "Miss J" Jackson, Wilma Jackson; nieces & nephews, Faithe Jackson, Ishmael Jackson Jr., Annette Jackson, Alfred Jackson Jr., Charles Elvis Jackson, Mario Jackson, Deveral Jackson Alfred, Joiel Jackson Woods, Alvin Newton, Darwin Newton, Leona Smith, Winston Smith, Juanita Johannes, Angel Joseph; special friends, Una Abraham, Daisy Callwood, Emelda Nicholsen, Mrs. Williams, Medina Scatliffe, Mrs. Miller, Ina Stagger Lee, Julia; caretakers, Jean Quetel, Nabriska Pennyfeather, Dora Huggins, Berenice Rabsatt, Marvlin St. Jean, Sherilyn Richards, Debrah Fleming, Ann Henry, Muriel Adams; adopted daughters, Eleanor Garcia, Aloma Abbott Blake, Eleanor Terner Thompson; other family, Small-Davis family reunion, Vessup, Stout, Christian, Sewer, Testamark, Stagger, Matthias, Bastian, Harley, Benjamin, Roberts.

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Cyprian Peter Richards

Services will be held Saturday for Cyprian Peter Richards, better known as Mackie, who died on Feb. 12, 2015.

The viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Turnbull's Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 10 a.m.

He will be cremated.

He is survived by his mother, Florence; wife, Victoria; daughter, Niomie; stepdaughter, Nicha; stepsons, Shawn and Shanime; sisters, Pearl, Warnita, Anthea, Ryla, and Esther; brother, Joseph; special friends, Davina, Robby, Jessica, Papitt and co-workers at ABC Nursery and Landscaping.

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Dixie Lea Goins-Gillies

Dixie Lea Goins-Gillies went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2015 in Chicago, Ill. She was 83 years old. Dixie was married to the late Pastor Douglas M. Gillies, founder of Ebenezer Memorial Baptist Church on St. Thomas. She and Pastor Gillies were active in the Christian community in the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and beyond.

She was educated in Greensboro, N.C. She moved to St. Thomas in 1953 and taught Home Economics at CAHS and was promoted to the State Supervisor of Home Economics for the Virgin Islands. She retired from the Department of Education in 1989.

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Leona E. Thomas

Services will be held Thursday for Leona E. Thomas, age 48, who passed away Feb. 7, 2015, at her residence in St. Thomas.

The viewing begins at 9 a.m. at Memorial Moravian Church, with the service at 10 a.m. at the same location.

She is survived by her mother, Erica O. Wilson-Maynard; father, Euric Thomas; fiance, Orville Issac; daughters, Janysha John, Janeil & Janice Richards Charisse Issac (adopted); sisters, Leonicia Thomas-Pariall & Yolanda Thomas-Chevannes; stepmother, Martha Thomas; aunts, Eldra Wilson, Valencia Wilson-Wright, Vivian Wilson-Joesph, Keturah Stout, Norah Comobatch, Delmina Canton, Irene Romou, Henrietta Lettecia Thomas, Eltera Lettsome, Erineta Gibbson; uncles, Arthur and Kenrick Thomas; great-aunts, Carol Challenger and Helen Francis; adopted aunt, Jean Donovan Small; granddaughter, Ja' Naiya Jean-Baptiste; grandsons, Jaylen Linquist, Martin Jean-Baptiste, Jahmari Hydman (adopted); nieces, Jasmine Fenton, Jashire' & Jashanique Pariall; nephews, Joesph Fenton Jr., Orville Wilkinson Jr., Micheal & Hakeem Chevannes; brother-in-law, Christopher Chevannes; godmother, Cheryl White; godfather, Neville Thomas; great-nieces, Jo'Naiya Fenton, J Micah & J'Myiah Wilkinson; great-nephews, Kajai & Kajaree Huggins, Sahjah & K'Lani Fenton, Jae'Mhye Brin, Jahari Todman; cousins, Valarie, Kyra, Jahsi, and Dante Modeste, Daune, Robelto, Malachi, Mekhi, Ja'Kyla, Ja'Kyra, Tisaiah, Dayquan and Daysha Liburd, JoyceAnn Harrigan, Sha'Quan Clarke, Theodore Lashley, Elaine Gibbs, Ernestine Bethel, Reynaldo Clark, Shirley Brown, Rosalie Wheatley, Delores Hedrington, Jean and Lewis Margas, Marjorie DeWindt, Viusa, Leborn, Leayle, Leon, and Le Ann Powell, Joesph Wilson III and Family, Vennisha Rommis, Oscar "Chipito" Rawlins, James Jr., Alvaris, Anthony & Ogan Julien, Crystal Julien-Williams, Joyce Julien-Hightower, Edward Jr., E'Lon, Evan, and Deja Eddy, Shakenia O'Neal, Shalliek Wright, Shalia and Shaleem Moolenar, Gina St. Fort, Daniel and Danitra Brathwaite, Bert Newton, Celia Francis, Denise Magras and family; special friends, Elton Richards, Ethy & Felicia Brazzer, Bianca Cills, Jackie "Slim" Pariall, Austin Potter, Terrance "Tempy" Phillips, Owen Challenger, Berenice Jonas, James Nicholas, Lelia Felix, Antique, Orville Wilkinson Sr., Agatha Joesph, Jose Cortio, Novally Samposon, Dona Bassue, Heather Phillips and family, Lucina Petersen, Ruthlyn & King Simon, Theola Jackson, Janice Stancliffe, Tionique Petrus and family; extended family, Wilson, Francis, Thomas, Skeleton, Lettsome, Sprauve, Stout, and Magras family.

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Christeneta Stevens Scatliffe

Services will be held Thursday for Christeneta Stevens Scatliffe, 84, who died Feb. 10, 2015.

The initial viewing is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

The first service is Thursday on St. Thomas. The viewing is from 9 to 10 a.m. with the service following at 10 a.m. at Christchurch Methodist.

A service in Tortola is set for Friday at the Long Look Methodist Church in Long Look, East End Tortola.

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Joseph Grell

Services will be held Friday for Joseph Grell, who died Feb. 8, 2015.

The viewing is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church, with the service at 11 a.m. at the same location.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Maureen Grell; son, Kevin Grell; daughters, Candy Grell and Kimberly Grell; granddaughters,

Kenesha Bryan and Jalyssa Warner; brother, Lawrence Grell; sisters, Linda Etienne and Catherine Grell; special cousin, Jacklyn Harrigan; and special friend, Emmanuel & Jonia John-Baptiste and Bertrand & Jeanne Gabriel.

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Christeneta Stevens Scatliffe

Services will be held Thursday for Christeneta Stevens Scatliffe, 84, who died Feb. 10, 2015.

The initial viewing is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

The first service is Thursday on St. Thomas. The viewing is from 9 to 10 a.m. with the service following at 10 a.m. at Christchurch Methodist.

A service in Tortola is set for Friday at the Long Look Methodist Church in Long Look, East End Tortola.

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Antonio Vancito Smith

Funeral service is set for Thursday for retired SSG Antonio Vancito Smith.

The first viewing is Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory.

The second viewing is Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, with the service at 11 a.m. at the same location.

The third viewing is Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Zion Hill Methodist Church, Tortola, with the service at 10 a.m. the same location.

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Ruby Beatrice Smith-Dunlop

Ruby Beatrice Smith-Dunlop, 89, of Sunny Isle Housing, passed away Feb. 8, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her son, Keithroy Steele

She is survived by her spouse, Rudolph Dunlop; sons, ClaudEarl (Amazon) Knight, Bernard Jacobs and David & John Dunlop; grandchildren, Lornette Jacobs, Gehrig, Stephan & Aden Dunlop; great-grandchild, Janelle Bass; sisters, Elswita Martin and Josai Smith; brothers, Peter & Oster Smith; stepchildren, Rudolph Jr., Patrick & Derise Dunlop; special nieces & nephews-in-law, Ineta & Ghirton Hector & Vertilee Henry; nieces, Victorine Alexander, Denise Farquarson, Patricia Larsen, Gloretta Lewis, Jeanette Strunkey, Gloria Breezy, Jacqueline Destin, Claytina and Colleen Atwood, Shirley, Charmaine Joseph, Magretta, Violet, Lalena, Sylvia, Bernadette, Alice and Dianna, Francilla, Sylvanie and Bernadette Smith and Avonella Mack; nephews, Austin & Kalem Benjamin, Wentworth & Nazarene Atwood, Wilworth, Winston, Enoch, Percy, David, Peter, Patrick, Euwellyn, Carlton, Sherwin, St. Claire, Mariano, Simon, Alva, Joshua Jr., Chesley, Alpha, Ethelbert and Granville Smith and Walton Mack; daughter-in-law, Monica Jacobs; brother-in-law, Ernest Martin; sister-in-law, Millicent Calvin & Glenore Smith; special cousin, Mary Thomas; cousins, Walter Joseph, Reginald O'Donoghue; special friends, family and caretakers, Jean Murrain, Kathy Mason, Mary Francois, Jovelle Hilare Hosier, Verna Lake, Clarice Seeley, Rachel Peters, Veronica Richards, Leona Carty, Ivy Mills, the Right Rev. E. Ambrose Gumbs, Episcopal Bishop of the Virgin Islands, Velma Testamark, Evelyn Patrick, Sister Morris, Sister Powell, Victor Venner, Maulsden Joseph, Tracy Saunders and the Continum Care Staff, St. John's Church family, Brother and Sister James Matthew and the Peter's Rest Seventh-day Adventist Church family; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.

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David Turbe

David Turbe, 49, an avid fisherman who lived on St. Thomas, died Jan. 18, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lola Turbe; father, Anthony Turbe; sister, Patsy Gagliani-Zaidi; and brother, Walter Gagliani.

He is survived by his sisters, Lucy Turbe-Serge, Priscilla Russell-Willis and Edna Gagliani-Caceres; brothers, Steve Turbe, Kenny Turbe, Jeffrey Turbe, Benny Gagliani and Tony Gagliani; nieces, Brandy Serge, Amelia Turbe-Choriw, Michelle Gagliani, Sheila Gagliani-Rosario, Loraine Gagliani-Colon, Claudia Caceres, Gina Caceres-Al Samman, Ashley Zaidi-Gott, Courtney Zaidi-Allen and Crystal Gagliani-Johnson; nephews, Alvin Turbe, Tory Serge, Scott Turbe, Adam Turbe, Peter Turbe, Jonathan Turbe, Joseph Turbe, Erick Russell, Sean Russell, Christopher Gagliani, Sean Gagliani, Vinny Gagliani, Kenny Rubino, Mark Rubino Sr., Salvatore Rubino Jr., Anthony Gagliani Jr., Jeffrey Gagliani and Stephen Gagliani; aunts, Jeannie O'Neill, Cecile Quetel and Marie Danet; uncles, Great Uncle Henry Quetel, Reynaldo Turbe, Leonard Turbe, Joseph Turbe; and many great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives and family members too numerous to mention.

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Editha P. Prentis

Services will be held today and Wednesday for Editha P. Prentis, who died on Feb. 5, 2015, at the age of 82 at her residence.

A viewing is at 9 a.m. today at Wesleyan Holiness in Contant with a service following at 10 a.m.

Another viewing is from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Memorial Wesleyan Church with a service following at 3 p.m.

Interment will be in Bath Cemetery.

She is survived by her children, Judith Hobson-St. Thomas, Dulcina Williams-St. Thomas, Glenice Browne-St. Thomas, Heskett Prentis-St. Croix, Elion Prentis-St. John, Jasmin Euson-Statia, Ruby Brown-Florida, Nevlar Prentis-Florida, Pearlina Prentis-Florida, Marcella Hendrickson-N.Y., Lorna Prentis-Miami; sons-in-law, Kenn Hobson, Alphonse Williams, Lavington Browne, Collin Hendrickson and Trevor Browne; daughter-in-law: Linda Prentis; grandchildren: Jeniene Hobson, Englor Liburd, Cindy Browne, Chanda Browne, Paula Liburd, Lester Liburd, Kaylah Prentis, Brandon Joseph, Dwight Prentis, Lester Prentis, Kishawn Prentis, Theron Browne, Trevor Browne, Oscar Browne, Paula Prentis, Shorya Prentis, Reuben Prentis, Corey Joseph, Julia Prentis, Kevron Dore, Ticihina Browe, Jamoy Prentis, Veta Euson, Alkaren Williams, Javid Wattley, Bernard Liburd, Clive Prentis, Shanda Euson, Jana Wattley, Judy Prentis, Nasheba Prentis, Janella Williams, Jacinda Wattley, Lyndis Williams, Tesson Stapleton, Chris Prentis, Natoya Prentis, Kimone Prentis, Randy Williams, Lisa Prentis, Melissa Prentis, Kervin Dore, Cherise Prentis, Sean Williams, Shana Prentis and Darron Prentis; sisters, Oretha Wilkinson, Joan Pemberton, Eva Brown Hamilton and Judith Stapleton; brothers, Balvin Browne; brothers-in-law, George "Colo" Wilkinson and Joseph Prentis; sisters-in-law, Etel Brown, Eunice Merkma, Sonia Liburd and Shirleen Browne; nieces, Winifred Herbert, Ingrid Meade, Amethyst Beckford, Myrna Davis, Edena Adams, Gloria Gerda Murphy, Christine Browne, Marcella Browne, Esmeralda Pemberton and Sylvia Pemberton; nephews, Carlisle Binghi Pemberton, Warren Stanley, Warren Pemberton, Franchette Miller Powell, Lesroy Pemberton, Dave Pemberton, Derry Pemberton, Marlon Stapleton, Denzil Browne, Kevin Browne, Dedrick Browne and Lester Browne; great-nieces, Hazeline Claxton, Bernice Stapleton, Vernice Claxton and Tracy Browne; great-nephews, Dennis Stanley, Franklin Stanley, Sylvester Stanley, Kelvin Claxton; special friends, Leta Hanley, Claude Claxton, Gloria Liburd, Ms. George, Nurse Archibald, Muffet Holiday, Oldain Sandy Claxton, Petranella Hanley Browne and Elmo Farrell; close family friend, Wayne Philo; and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

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Alphonso Jacobs Jr.

A memorial service for Alphonso Jacobs Jr. is set for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 9 a.m. at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, St. John.

The Rev. Carlyle O. Sampson will officiate.

He is survived by his sister, Larina Jacobs; sisters-in-law, Eulita Jacobs, Doris Jacobs; nieces, Eleanor Hibbert, Dorothy Jacobs, Florencia Torpe, Joycelyn Jacobs, Marisa Ramos-Mason, Barbra Jacobs-Vanterpool, Anthonia Ramos, Amelia Ramos; nephews, Fritzroy Jacobs Jr., Murray Jacobs, Eugene Jacobs, George Jacobs, Antonio Ramos; special friends, Ms. King, Ms. Pennyfeather.

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Ruby Beatrice Smith-Dunlop

Ruby Beatrice Smith-Dunlop, 89, of Sunny Isle Housing, passed away Feb. 8, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her son, Keithroy Steele

She is survived by her spouse, Rudolph Dunlop; sons, ClaudEarl (Amazon) Knight, Bernard Jacobs and David & John Dunlop; grandchildren, Lornette Jacobs, Gehrig, Stephan & Aden Dunlop; great-grandchild, Janelle Bass; sisters, Elswita Martin and Josai Smith; brothers, Peter & Oster Smith; stepchildren, Rudolph Jr., Patrick & Derise Dunlop; special nieces & nephews-in-law, Ineta & Ghirton Hector & Vertilee Henry; nieces, Victorine Alexander, Denise Farquarson, Patricia Larsen, Gloretta Lewis, Jeanette Strunkey, Gloria Breezy, Jacqueline Destin, Claytina and Colleen Atwood, Shirley, Charmaine Joseph, Magretta, Violet, Lalena, Sylvia, Bernadette, Alice and Dianna, Francilla, Sylvanie and Bernadette Smith and Avonella Mack; nephews, Austin & Kalem Benjamin, Wentworth & Nazarene Atwood, Wilworth, Winston, Enoch, Percy, David, Peter, Patrick, Euwellyn, Carlton, Sherwin, St. Claire, Mariano, Simon, Alva, Joshua Jr., Chesley, Alpha, Ethelbert and Granville Smith and Walton Mack; daughter-in-law, Monica Jacobs; brother-in-law, Ernest Martin; sister-in-law, Millicent Calvin & Glenore Smith; special cousin, Mary Thomas; cousins, Walter Joseph, Reginald O'Donoghue; special friends, family and caretakers, Jean Murrain, Kathy Mason, Mary Francois, Jovelle Hilare Hosier, Verna Lake, Clarice Seeley, Rachel Peters, Veronica Richards, Leona Carty, Ivy Mills, the Right Rev. E. Ambrose Gumbs, Episcopal Bishop of the Virgin Islands, Velma Testamark, Evelyn Patrick, Sister Morris, Sister Powell, Victor Venner, Maulsden Joseph, Tracy Saunders and the Continum Care Staff, St. John's Church family, Brother and Sister James Matthew and the Peter's Rest Seventh-day Adventist Church family; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.

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David Turbe

David Turbe, 49, an avid fisherman who lived on St. Thomas, died Jan. 18, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lola Turbe; father, Anthony Turbe; sister, Patsy Gagliani-Zaidi; and brother, Walter Gagliani.

He is survived by his sisters, Lucy Turbe-Serge, Priscilla Russell-Willis and Edna Gagliani-Caceres; brothers, Steve Turbe, Kenny Turbe, Jeffrey Turbe, Benny Gagliani and Tony Gagliani; nieces, Brandy Serge, Amelia Turbe-Choriw, Michelle Gagliani, Sheila Gagliani-Rosario, Loraine Gagliani-Colon, Claudia Caceres, Gina Caceres-Al Samman, Ashley Zaidi-Gott, Courtney Zaidi-Allen and Crystal Gagliani-Johnson; nephews, Alvin Turbe, Tory Serge, Scott Turbe, Adam Turbe, Peter Turbe, Jonathan Turbe, Joseph Turbe, Erick Russell, Sean Russell, Christopher Gagliani, Sean Gagliani, Vinny Gagliani, Kenny Rubino, Mark Rubino Sr., Salvatore Rubino Jr., Anthony Gagliani Jr., Jeffrey Gagliani and Stephen Gagliani; aunts, Jeannie O'Neill, Cecile Quetel and Marie Danet; uncles, Great Uncle Henry Quetel, Reynaldo Turbe, Leonard Turbe, Joseph Turbe; and many great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives and family members too numerous to mention.

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Antonio Vancito Smith

Funeral service is set for Thursday for retired SSG Antonio Vancito Smith.

The first viewing is Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory.

The second viewing is Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, with the service at 11 a.m. at the same location.

The third viewing is Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Zion Hill Methodist Church, Tortola, with the service at 10 a.m. the same location.

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Editha P. Prentis

Services will be held Saturday and Wednesday for Editha P. Prentis, who died on Feb. 5, 2015, at the age of 82 at her residence.

The first viewing is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Celestial Chapel at Hurley Funeral Home.

The second viewing is at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wesleyan Holiness in Contant with a service following at 10 a.m.

The third viewing is from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Memorial Wesleyan Church with a service following at 3 p.m.

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