Category: Death Notices

Funeral Services For Northica Stone Set

Saturday, May 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Northica Stone, during an Operation Uplift luncheon several years ago. | File  

Funeral arrangements for Northica Stone — the former executive director of the nonprofit Operation Uplift and founder of the West Town Museum of Cultural History who died last week at 85 after a long illness — have been arranged.

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Rev. Wallace Wyatt Sykes, Revered Maywood Religious Leader, Dies At 94

Saturday, May 19, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5/20/18

Featured image: Rev. Wallace W. Sykes, center, during an event at his Maywood church in 2016. | File 

Rev. Wallace Wyatt Sykes, the longtime pastor of the more than century-old Second Baptist Church in Maywood — who was so influential in the village that a portion of Washington Boulevard, as well as a post office, were named in his honor — died on Saturday. He was 94 years old.

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Northica Stone, Founder of West Town Museum of Cultural History, Dies At 85

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Northica Stone during an event in Maywood several years ago. | File

Northica Hillery Stone, who as the longtime head of the nonprofit Operation Uplift and founder of the West Town Museum of Cultural History in Maywood served for decades as the chief archivist of local memories and legacies, died on May 16.

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James Harlan, Advocate For Families With Special Needs, Dies At 71

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: James Harlan, left, with his son, Jason. | Photo submitted 

James Harlan, the president and founder of the Just for Men group, an affiliate of the Answer Inc., a prominent autism awareness nonprofit founded by his wife, Debra Vines, has died. In a Facebook post uploaded Monday, Vines said that her husband died on May 13. He was 71.

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Clarence Williams, Longtime Owner Of Maywood Snack Shop, Dies At 79

Thursday, April 12, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 04/13/18

Featured image: Clarence Williams Sr., right, with his son, Clarence Williams Jr. | Courtesy Clarence Williams Jr. 

For many area residents, memories of the corner of 19th Ave. and St. Charles Rd. will always be contoured by the taste of breakfast sandwiches and pancakes that were made at the Maywood Village Snack Shop, 62 S. 19th Ave. in Maywood.

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Alicia Cora Pittman, Maywood Native, Dies At 45

Thursday, March 29, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Family members and relatives are mourning the death of Alicia Cora Pittman, a Maywood native and graduate of Irving Middle School and Proviso East High School. Pittman, who had relocated to North Carolina, died suddenly on March 18 after a series of health complications, a relative said. She was 45.

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