Obituaries


Surrounding the casket bearing the remains of the late Apostle During, the Clergy perform the commendation before interment

Rev. Dr. During Was a Friend to Everyone

It was a bitter-sweet send-off for the late Apostle Rev. Dr. John Adolphus During over the weekend. It was bitter because many will miss his profound, impactful service to Liberia and to humanity; it was sweet because, as everyone seemed to agree, he “fought the good fight, and finished the race.” So, in spite of the occasional wailing at the funeral service, the ‘joyful noise’ of music filled the atmosphere and made it a true celebration of a life well lived.


The late Liberian Ambassador John Cox, Sylvester

Sylvester Cox of Crozierville Is Dead

The death is announced of lifelong farmer, Mr. Sylvester S. Cox of Crozierville, Montserrado County, Liberia.

This sad event occurred in Crozierville on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, following a brief illness.

He was in his 68th year.

Mr. Cox was born in the Township of Crozierville on March 15, 1948 to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Sackie Naford Cox of Crozierville.


The Late Rt. Rev. J. Adolphus During

Bishop J. Adolphus During Is Dead

The Rt. Rev. J. Adolphus During, Senior Pastor and co-founder of the Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ and Chief of Protocol, Republic of Liberia, died at around 7 a.m. yesterday at the Aspen Medical Center in Sinkor, Monrovia. He was 72.

Ambassador During joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974 as Deputy Chief of Protocol.


Mrs. Doris Grimes with the Pope in Rome (center) and Secretary of State J. Rudolph Grimes

Mrs. Doris Grimes Dies in USA

Mrs. Doris Grimes, widow of President William V. S. Tubman’s Secretary of State, J. Rudolph Grimes, died yesterday in New Jersey. She was in her early eighties.

Mrs. Grimes, who lived alone in the New Jersey apartment she had shared with her late husband, was found dead yesterday with a phone in her hand in her apartment.

Doris Grimes was a 1948 graduate of the College of West Africa (CWA). She later traveled to the United States where she pursued higher education.


The late Madam Edith Guehzuah Tompoe

Madam Edith Guehzuah Tompoe, Niece of Renowned Liberian Educator, Dies at 95

The death is announced of Madam Edith Guehzuah Tompoe, widow of Mr. Duah Tompoe, a Grand Bassa farmer and niece of the renowned Liberian educator, Mrs. Laura Norman.

Mrs. Tompoe died on October 3, 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was 95.

Madam Tompoe was born in Topo Town, River Cess Territory (now County) to the union of Mr. Guehzuah of River Cess and his wife Keziah Herron, who hailed from No. 4 District, Grand Bassa County. Keziah was the sister of the Liberian educator Mrs.

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