Obituaries


The late media veteran, Professor James Wolo, held many positions including Deputy Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism

Media Veteran, Prof. James Wolo Is Dead

Barely have the tears dried from the eyes of members of the Liberian Media community, when they were again hard-hit with the news of the passing of a veteran journalist.

The Liberian Media Community had just laid to rest one of its strong, innovative and talented members—Mr. Lawrence Togar Randall—on Saturday when a few hours after the sad ceremony, news began to filter-in that Professor James Wolo had passed. He died at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital in Sinkor.

The Daily Observer was told that the Late Professor slid into a coma for a week and did not recover.


The Late Mamadee Diakite

Mamadee Diakite Remembered for Tolerance, Balanced Journalism

Since his death, thousands of sympathizers and well-wishers have converged at different locations to bid journalist Mamadee Diakite farewell.

During the last memorial service on Saturday, September 3, at the Monrovia City Hall, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, current and former government officials, businesspeople, media practitioners, friends and other well wishers were of the opinion that the late Mamadee was always tolerant when criticized during his talk shows, and would always contact an accused to hear his/her side.

Lafayette K. Johnson Passes Away

The death is announced of Mr. Lafayette K. Johnson, former Monrovia City Mayor and former Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry.

This sad event occurred at his Sophie Ice Cream Community home at six o’clock a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016, following a brief illness. He was 77.

Lafayette Kwia Johnson, Jr. was born on July 20, 1939, the eldest of 11 children of former Treasury Deputy Minister L. Kwia Johnson, Sr. and his wife Naomi.

Mother Annie Kahn Gaye Dies

The death is announced of Mother Annie Kahn Gaye, which sad event occurred on Monday, August 22, 2016 in Grand Gedeh County, following a protracted illness. She was 67.

The late Mrs. Gaye was born on June 13, 1949 in Pour Town, Grand Gedeh County to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Kahn.

She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in 1970 in the Zayee Town Assembly of God Church, now White Chapel A.G. Church.

Mother Annie Kahn Gaye Dies

The death is announced of Mother Annie Kahn Gaye, which sad event occurred on Monday, August 22, 2016 in Grand Gedeh County, following a protracted illness. She was 67.

The late Mrs. Gaye was born on June 13, 1949 in Pour Town, Grand Gedeh County to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Kahn.

She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in 1970 in the Zayee Town Assembly of God Church, now White Chapel A.G. Church.

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