Obituaries

Teacher Lydia Zoe Caine Dies

The Caine, Johnson, Ware, Fahnbulleh and Kiazolu families of Jundu, Grand Cape Mount County announce the peaceful transition, on August 18, 2016, of Mrs. Lydia Zoe Caine, loving mother and Aunt at the Duport Road, Paynesville residence of her children, Molley and Clarice Johnson. Ma Lydia was 99.

A family spokesperson said Ma Lydia was “the matriarch of the family and the ‘glue’ that connected us all.”


The late Mamadee Diakite will be fondly remembered for his famous statement on the radio: ‘Our Motherland, Liberia, is getting better!’

Mamadee Diakite Is Dead

Mamadee Diakite, one of Liberia’s leading talk-show hosts, has died. The late Diakite, who passed away at 4 a.m. Tuesday, had reportedly succumbed to hypertension (or pressure as it is termed by ordinary Liberians). He died at the Seventh Day Adventist-owned S. D. Cooper Hospital on 12th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. He was 42.

Tribute to Bobbin from the Pierre Family

Bobbin has been eulogized by his President and heads of foreign states, remembered by his colleagues, workmates, friends and acquaintances; and even those who knew him for only a few days have had good things to say about him. He was an unassuming person who wore his dignity, honor, and distinction very lightly. He was respected by his acquaintances and loved by his friends. His character secured for him a permanent place of affection in the heart of every one with whom he interacted.


The late Mrs. Gillian Lorba Tulay Moore (far right); her late husband Bai T. Moore Sr. (center); and others at a ceremony in Monrovia

Mrs. Gillian Moore Dies

Madam Gillian Lorba Tulay Moore, a prominent Liberian educator and widow of Liberia’s celebrated cultural icon, Bai T. Moore, died at 11:25 p.m. last Thursday, August 11 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital as a result of heart failure.

A family member told the Daily Observer that Mrs. Moore, 77, broke her hip some time ago while “moving fast” at her Sinkor Old Road residence.

On Tuesday, August 9, her illness became serious and she was rushed to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital, where doctors and nurses that attended to her diagnosed her condition as heart failure.


Madam Klayonoh Bleaorplue in a wheelchair shortly after being decorated on July 24 by President Sirleaf. Accompanying the President was the Dean of the Cabinet, Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara. Escorting the centenarian in the wheelchair is her great granddaughter, Rosetta Glayflor

Liberia’s Oldest Citizen Dies at 153

Liberia’s oldest woman, who was on July 24, 2016 decorated by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has died in Paynesville.

Madam Klayonoh Bleaorplue, who was reportedly born on March 7, 1863, during the American Civil War, died on August 2, 2016 at the residence of her relatives in Bernard Farm close to the old Omega Station in Paynesville.

According to a senior member of the family, Madam Bleaorplue got ill as a result of a motor accident which occurred near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shortly after being decorated by President Sirleaf.

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