Guyana’s Premier Village


Theme for 2013: Milestones to Freedom: Resistance, Resolve, Emancipation & Entrepreneurship



Edwin Boyd Littleton Moses, affectionately known as “Bumble" departed this life in the early hours of Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Brampton Civic Hospital in Ontario , Canada . He was 58 years old. Edwin had valiantly and successfully battled various health issues for several years, but finally lost the fight.

He was born on July 23, 1954 to Edwin Moses, Sr. and Victorine Moses, former teacher at then Friendship Methodist School. They both predeceased him.

Edwin was the adoring husband of Beverley Moses (nee Caleb), and loving father of Oswin, Omar, Owen and Tyrone.

He was the beloved brother of Dr. Maude Bullen-McKenzie, Victor, Handel, Orrin, Dr. Marilyn (Claire) Arthur, Brian, Colleen, Keith, Elaine Harlequin, Clive, Noel, Dorman (deceased) and Mignon (deceased).

He was the son-in-law of Sheila Caleb, brother-in-law of Ronald, Nigel and Roxanne Caleb, and the late Gavin and Marcia Caleb.

Prior to his confinement at home brought on by severe illness, Edwin was Area Supervisor at Securitas Security Services.

He was a friend to many people and uncle and cousin to others too numerous to mention. He will always live on in our hearts. May he rest in peace!

"I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." John 11:25-26.


Mrs. Beryl Lawrence, a former teacher of Buxton’s County High School for many years, was called home to higher service on Saturday, March 23, 2013. A native of Bachelor’s Adventure, ECD, Mrs. Lawrence, who last resided in Brooklyn, NY of the USA, had not enjoyed the best of health for quite some time. She was 82 years old.


She has gone to join her husband, Shelton Lawrence, who preceded her thirteen years ago. She is survived by her six children: Floyd, Doreen, Jacqueline (Holly), Grace (Junie), Donald and Coretta. She also has left behind several grandchildren and other loving relatives.


Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to:

Grace Funeral Chapels

607 Conduit Boulevard

Brooklyn, NY 11208


Visitation & Service


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

4:00 p.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.     Viewing

6:00 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.     Service


Interment will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd, at Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Pine Lawn, NY 11735.


Condolences may be left with Mr. Floyd Lawrence at:

E-mail: floydlawrence@optonline.net 

Telephone Number: (917)579-6695


The “Buxton Express” offers its sympathy to all the loved ones of Mrs. Beryl Lawrence. May she rest in eternal peace!


Keith Baird, born May 1st, 1950, was the third of eleven children from the union of Desmond & Sybil Baird of Buxton.

As a child, he attended Buxton Congregational School. He was always smart and knew how to pull a good trick. He had once lost his Reading Book, but later managed to retrieve just the cover. During his homework time, his mother asked him to do reading. Unknown to her, he pretended to read from the blank inside, until very soon afterwards, his memory began to fail and he made mistakes. His mother then decided to check what he was reading, only to discover that there were no pages inside. Of course, what followed is no surprise.

Keith went on to attend the Government Technical Institute in Georgetown, from where he graduated with the City & Guilds Certificate (GTI). Soon after graduating from the institute, he went to work as a mechanic for the Ministry of Works & Hydraulics, first at the Kingston Workshop and later, at the Ruimveldt Rebuild Workshop. He was an outstanding worker. He paid attention to detail, and was only satisfied with the best outcomes. These qualities were recognized, and very soon he was promoted to Junior Supervisor. In 1975, he was selected from among his peers to undergo further training in Germany. Following his return to Guyana, he continued to excel at his job.

In 1977, Keith tied the knot with Desiree Abrahams. He fathered nine children, three of whom predeceased him; they were Oswyn, Oslyn and Rhonda. He is survived Keith, Jr., Kimberly, Kathleen, Kristina, Travis and Kevin.

Keith left Guyana in 1979 and took up residence in the United States. Shortly after his arrival there, he secured employment with New York City Transit Authority. He rose through the ranks, becoming a member of senior management. He retired from work in 2010.

He was unable to enjoy much of his retirement years as he soon became very ill. This condition continued to plague him until he was called home by God on March 14, 2013 to reunite with his loving parents and three of his beloved children. He was laid to rest at St. Michael’s Cemetery, East Elmhurst, in Queens County, New York, USA.

In addition to his wife, Desiree and six surviving children, Keith leaves to mourn his loss his four grandchildren: Kayla, Sammy, jr., Zaire and Xavier.

He is also survived by six siblings: Sydney, Audrey, Richard, Noelline, Myrna, Desiree, Claude, and Desmond, Jr.



a/k/a Terry, Squash and Uncle Punter

of Friendship, East Coast Demerara and

Former Employee of Buxton-Foulis NDC


SUNRISE:              January 19, 1966

SUNSET:                October 11, 2011

Son of:                    Edwin Thomas(Uncle Buddy Wawa) & Pauline Barnwell-Thomas(Aunty P.)

Father of:                Kurcel Nelson

Foster Father of:   Dinesha Sullivan and Akacon Welcome

Brother of:            Barbara Thomas-Holder, Rudolph (Walkabout), Yonette (Sharon) & Nicholette (Shelly) Thomas, and the late Michelle (Trico) Thomas-Phillips, John & Elroy Thomas.

Brother-in-Law of: Justice Franklin Holder, Simone & Annie Thomas, Otis Edwards and

Anthony Morris.

Uncle of:      Fianna Phill, Fiona Griffith, Kaslyn Collins, Jaleel Holder, Rudian, Sion, Elroy, Latoya, Runita, Tinesha, Jonathan, Olivia, Allister & Allistair Thomas, Tamika, Damion, Delon & Delana Thomas, Athesha & Atheola Samuels, Anthony Thomas, Onefa, Okemi & Oshanti Edwards, Kenesha, Oseia & Kevon Phillips.

Great Uncle of:      Tamia, Nickquan, Joel, Aleeka, Kaleel, Dominique, Dwight, Antwan, Akeem, Ruquan, Kori, Michael, Michaella, Shaquan, Shanice, Shakeel,    and Shamar.

Nephew of:             Winston Thomas, Princess & Clothile Levi and Irma Barnes

Cousin of:    Charles French, Kim & Kerry Grant, Lorraine Butts, Claire, Ivor, Leon & Clement Barnwell, Linda Thomas, Robert Bailey, Roberta Simpson, Shelly Bacchus, Glen Cadogan, Evelyn Hopkinson, Dawn McDonald, Lorna Campbell, Marcel Primo, Derk & Ann Simon, Donna Spencer, Esme Thomas, Paula Wills, Stokley Roberts, Dexter McRae, Vera Roberts, Hazel Bailey, Andrew Phill, Trevor Harper, Kester Philander, Dasley Scott, Cubie Levi, Joy Thomas and Others.

Friend of:     Moses, Mala, Wayne, Buckman, Felix, Tampy, Anita, Wendy, Ottey, Carol, Shelly, Shemica, Eartha, Karen, Cheryl, Ann, Verlyn, Devon, Delon, Kama, Rannie, Natisha, Roxanne, Amba, Annette, Jenny, Colette, Elorna, Pauline, Martin, Trevor, Gladwin, Sutton, the Bacchuses’, the Newtons’, the Sullivans’, the Gonsalves’, Mr. Blair & Staff of the Buxton-Foulis NDC, the Brush Dam & Friendship Crew and others too numerous to mention.

Relative of:            The Thomases’, Barnwells’, Roberts’, Ifills’, Dorsets’, Levis’, Glens’, Fredericks’, McDonalds’ and others.

Wake will be held at Trevor Barrett’s Place (Top End Snackette), 98 Friendship Front, E.C.D on Friday, October 21, 2011.

The Funeral for the late Rollex (Terry) Thomas will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2011.  The body can be viewed at Sandy’s Funeral Home from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., thence to his parents’ residence, 86 Friendship Front, E.C.D for further viewing from 1:30p.m to 2:30p.m

The Homegoing Service will be held at the New Life Tabernacle (Buxton Full Gospel), 22 Middle Walk Public Road, Buxton, E.C.D.  Viewing will be from 2:30p.m and Service from 3:30p.m.

Interment will take place at the Buxton Cemetery, Middle Walk Front, E.C.D.




Laudate Paul, former resident of Buxton, Guyana and Brooklyn, New York, was called home on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, one month shy of her 63rd birthday. She was born on 7th November, 1948 to Mr.  Samuel Paul & Mrs. Mabel Paul (now deceased).


Laudate is survived by her daughter, Adunni Paul and grandson, Akil Paul. She also leaves to mourn:

BROTHERS—John Sylvester Moore and Kenrick Paul

SISTERS—Doreen, Juliet and Faye. (She was predeceased by Maylene.)

NEPHEWS—Kwesi Moore, Javan Paul, Trion Paul, Jermaine Gilkes,

Mark Adams, and others

NIECES—Michelle Moore, Samantha Paul, Cimone Paul-John, Abidemi Hope-

       Thompson,  Anika Giles, Claire Adams and others.

AUNTS—Mavis Adams and Pauline Adams

COUSINS—Hazel Johnson, Patricia Adams, Compton Jackson;

Sandrene Escourse; Jean Roberts; Elaine Scott; Joan Broomes; Aubrey Azore;  Barbara Hunte;  Megan Moses, and others

FRIENDS—Desiree Booker-Ogle; Camille & George Thomas; Edris Adams

(Joy Wilson); Joan Crandon (Dimpsey Watson); Norma Joseph; Cheryl James; Wendy Glen; Pauline Glenda Dryden; Marcel Primo-Harper; Atley Seaforth, and others.


A Wake will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, from 7:00—11:00 p.m., at CAFΙ OMAR, 1744 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226


Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 4301 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY 11203

           VIEWING:       5:00—7:00 p.m.

           SERVICE:        7:00—9:00 p.m.

A Repast will follow the service, and will be held in the church hall


Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 17, 2011 at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Friendship at 3:00 p.m. Interment will take place in the churchyard.

May her soul rest in peace!


Sylvie Laundry


Mrs. Sylvie Laundry, 83 years old, died on 15th April, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Georgetown, Guyana. She was born on 18th June, 1927, and lived on Brusche Dam, Friendship and in Ontario, Canada.

She was the wife of the late McLeren (Mack) Laundry; mother of Philbert (Bonny) Laundry, Joyce (Fazie) Jeffrey, George Laundry, Rachel (Junie) Piggott, Rennison (Allay) and Joseph Laundry; stepmother of Wenceslaus Laundry. She is also survived by several grandchildren and other relatives.

“Miss Sylvie” will also be fondly remembered for her delicious black pudding, mauby, cross buns and many other mouthwatering delicacies, which she vended at her small roadside shop and around sea defence projects for many years.

The life of Sylvie Laundry will be celebrated at a memorial service on Tuesday, 26th April, 2011 at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Friendship, starting at 3:00 p.m. (15 hours).

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during their time of bereavement.

May her soul rest in peace!


Keith Randolph Churchill (Skinny Moon) Simon

Sunrise:            7 November, 1953.

Sunset:             16 March, 2011.

Former Residence: Toronto, Canada, Buxton Village, E.C.D, Guyana.

Son of:        Randolph Simon and the late Izola Dorsett.

Stepson of:        Emily Simon

Reputed husband of: Della.

Father of: Mohammed, Keith Jr., Issachar, Judah, Akeem, Kalifa and Prince David.

Grandfather of: Tafila

Brother of:  Treon, Trevor, Lorraine, Robin and Roland.

Brother-in-law of: Denise Simon, Marlice Simon, Leon McLennon and Deirdre Simon.

Uncle of: Kendesi, Abike, Amifa, Candace, Corey, Treden, Kalonji, Ezenma, Trawn, Trevis and Trelice.

Nephew of: Alphonso Marcus, Myrtle Fox (Sissy), Patrick Simon, Thaddeus Simon and Norma Simon.

Relative of: The Dorsetts, Edwards, Peters, Simons, Rubens, Sobers, Jordans, Spencers, Scotts, Gills, Foxs, Morgans, Marcus and many others.

Funeral Service: 28 March, 2011 at 3:00 P.M, Saint Augustine Anglican Church, Friendship E.C.D.

Interment: Saint Augustine’s Cemetery.



Allan “ Parker” Carter

Allan E. Carter, also known as Parker, died on Saturday, 5th March, 2011, in Decatur, Georgia, USA.

Mr. Carter was born on 20th October, 1952 in the county of Berbice to Rosalind Carter and the late Wellington Carter. At the age of three, he was adopted by Lambert and Winifred (Thelma) Carter of Friendship ECD, who have preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children—Travis, Christopher and Aiesha Carter; siblings—Charlton (Bobby) Carter, Barbara Abel, Floyd Carter, Hazel (Junie) Carter-Murray, Wendy Carter-McCalmon, and others.

Funeral arrangements for the late Alan Carter have been entrusted to A.S. Funeral Home, 2773 N. Decatur Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30333; telephone: 404-292-1551.

Viewing will take place on Friday, 11th March, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, 12th March, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be followed by a memorial service in the chapel. Cremation will take place later.

For more information or to convey sympathy to the bereaved family, you may contact Wendy Carter-McCalmon at telephone number: 404-319-7977 or at e-mail address: wendymac1@aol.com


Kenneth Winston Dover

Kenneth Winston Dover was born in Buxton Village East Coast Demerara, Guyana on December 11, 1943.  He received his education at Buxton Primary School after which, he obtained employment in the gold mine, in sea defense and as a sailor on trawlers. In 1981 Kenneth left Buxton for Mabura Hills where he worked as a carpenter until he became a foreman then a contractor.  He migrated to Canada in 1993 where he worked at Pepsi then Mississauga Paper Fiber as a forklift operator for 15 years. 

On February 14, 2011 which was Valentine’s Day he died at the Brampton Civic Hospital after a brief illness. Kenneth was the husband of Doreen Dover nee Henry and the eldest child of the late George and Iris Dover nee Alfred. He has left to mourn his children Kenneth Junior, Aslyn, Dwayne, Morage, Treon, Goldie, and Deborah, step children Faye, Jenny, Colleen, and Lyndon.  Grandchildren Anthony (buck boy), Alicia, Althea, Christopher, Nikia, Romel, Desmond, Adolphina, Donetta, Kenneth, Malissa, Tamia, and Tamala. He is the great grandfather of Christopher, Joshua, Shayanne, Jimel, Adam and others. Brother of Melville, Leroy, Wavney, Paulette, Joan, and Merle. Nephew of  uncle Rigby Dover and his wife, cousin of Muriel, Rigby junior, Charles, Lorna, Beverley, Stephen, Felix, Julia, Volda, Cheryl  and Finella.  Relative of Ulric  Wilson  the Mc Donalds, Daniels, Gordons, Alfreds, Thomas and Watsons. 

Kenneth was a friendly and fun person to be around. His favourite game was baseball and cricket which he loved to watch while taking a beer or two with friends. He would be sadly missed by everyone.



HOWELL ALPHONSO WOOD, also known as “Uncle Fonso”, died on Wednesday, 5th January, 2011, at the age of 86, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

He was born on 21st September, 1924 in Buxton, ECD, Guyana to the late Priscilla English & George Henry Wood, and was one of his mother’s 12 children.

He attended St. Anthony’s RC School at Friendship and worshipped at Friendship Methodist Church. He spent most of his working life as a Carpenter.

On 26th December, 1959, Howell married Walterine Alice Joseph. Their union produced three sons: Lennox (“Mboya”), Oslyn Rudolph (“Kokadee”), Dana Elroy (“Pickie”) and three daughters: Ingrid Pamela Springer, June Caryl Agamah and Nola (Shondell) Wood.

He was a member of Freemason’s Lodge and also enjoyed poetry. Two of his favourite poems were: “The Brook” and “When you invite company to dinner”.

With his wife and youngest daughter, he immigrated to the US in April 1983. Two months later, his beloved Walterine passed away and her remains lay buried in Slidell, Louisiana. Fifteen years later, he married Daphne Butts, also of Buxton. She died December 2005.

He is survived by his six children, their spouses, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four of his 11 siblings: Olga Schultz, Beulah Adams, Burchelline Wood and Maxwell Wood (Buddy); several nephews; nieces; cousins and in-laws.



Wednesday night, 19th January, 2011

355 East 49th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203

(between Linden Blvd & Church Ave)



Arrangements have been entrusted to STEPHEN LeGALL FUNERAL HOME 

169 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11226 (between Rogers & Bedford Avenues)

718-722-7800 / 800-846-0489

Viewing on Thursday, 20 January, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. This will be followed by a service at 7:00 p.m.

REPAST: Rose Garden, 4224 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203



A homegoing service will be held on Monday, 24th January, 2011, at Friendship Methodist Church. Interment will take place at Buxton Cemetery.


Condolences may be sent to mboyaw@excite.com. You may also reach him at: 646-727-5937.




SUNSET: 20 December, 2010

FORMER RESIDENCES: Friendship, Guyana; New York, USA



SON OF: Edward Arthur and the late Evelyn Arthur

BROTHER OF: Claire, Stanley, Bridget, Errol, Trevor, Compton, Monty and others

VIEWING: Tuesday, 28 December, 2010; 4:00 pm — 7:00 pm                                    Gilmore Funeral Home, 191-02 Linden Blvd, St. Albans, NY 11412

FUNERAL SERVICES: 28 December @ 7:00 pm; 29 December @ 10:00 am

INTERMENT: Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY, USA



SUNRISE: 4 February, 1939

SUNSET: 7 December, 2010

FORMER RESIDENCES: Buxton, Guyana; Brooklyn, NY, USA

SPOUSE: Pansy Spencer

FATHER OF: Trent and Robyn Spencer

GRANDFATHER OF: Kevon and Keanna Gadson, Tarya Spencer and Sira Basse

BROTHER OF: Clarice, Norma, Joan, and Shirley

UNCLE OF: Brentnol Spencer and several others

INTERMENT: 13 December, 2010 at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY, USA



SUNRISE: 14 March, 1927

SUNSET: 13 November, 2010

FORMER RESIDENCES: Friendship, ECD, Guyana: Brooklyn, NY, USA

SPOUSE (DECEASED: John Douglas Oliver Abrams

MOTHER OF: Allison Wrenn; Jacqueline Abrams-Telford; Clive, Leroy, Lendell, Kwame, Terry, and the late Michael Abrams

MOTHER-IN-LAW OF: Glendon Wrenn; Andrea, Rosabelle, Lorez and Roslyn Abrams

GRANDMOTHER OF: Nicole, Kenford, Norville, Andreas, John Jason, Alicia (Rose), Feyola, Christopher, Shanette, Simona, Daniel, Shawn, Adanna, Simone, Christine, Andrew, Caleb, Omalika, Leroy Anthony, Teron, Malika, Theodore, Joshua, Kathlyn, Shevone, and Jordan

GREAT-GRANDMOTHER OF: Priscilla, Jahira, Zenne, and Kayla

SISTER OF:       Basil Roberts, Lawrence Harris, and Randolph Clarke (Marshall)

SISTER-IN-LAW OF: Monica Adams-Roberts, Grace Stephens-Roberts,      Sheila Abrams-David, and Horace (Gladwyn) Abrams

AUNT OF: Patricia Roberts-Fredericks; Lorna, Charis, Colleen and Coreen Harris; Claudette, Elaine and Lee-Anne Marshall; Clive, Ian, Dean, Dexter and Adrian

GREAT AUNT OF: Paula, Kim, Ayanna, Nadia, and others

RELATIVE OF: The Jones, Stephens and Gardner families

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, 16 November, 2010

    CHURCH: Full Gospel Assembly, 131 Sullivan Place, Brooklyn, NY 11225          (one block north of Empire Blvd & between Rogers and Bedford Avenues)

    VIEWING:   5 pm — 7:00 pm

    THANKSGIVING SERVICE:   7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

    REPAST: Full Gospel Assembly Lower Level

    HOMEGOING SERVICE: 10:00 am—11:00 am; Wednesday, 17 November, 2010

INTERMENT: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA



SUNRISE 23 March, 1928; Beterverwagting, Guyana

SUNSET: 14 October, 2010; Brooklyn, NY, USA

FORMER RESIDENCES:  Friendship, Guyana; Brooklyn, NY, USA

HUSBAND OF: Beryl (Ellan) McRae

FATHER OF: Wayne, Carlotta, Claire, Joy, Dawn, Jennifer, Jacqueline, Debra,

  Richard, Kwame, Juma, Robert

GRANDFATHER OF: Renata, Ramona, Renaldo and others

BROTHER OF: James Mingo

FUNERAL SERVICE: New York-Thursday, 21 October, 2010

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 230 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

(corner of Willoughby Avenue)

 Viewing 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm / Service 7:00 - 9:00 pm

GUYANA: Monday, 25 October, 2010

St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Friendship

INTERMENT: St. Augustine’s Anglican Churchyard, Friendship, Guyana



SUNRISE: 10 November, 1955

SUNSET: 13 October, 2010

SISTER OF: Lennox, Patricia, Joylyn, and eight others

DAUGHTER OF: the late Lionel and Waveney Jarvis

FUNERAL: Thursday, 21 October, 2010; Buxton, Guyana



SUNRISE: 15 November, 1927

SUNSET: 7 October, 2010

MOTHER OF: Carol Ann Duke

GRANDMOTHER OF:     Mark Wilburg, Devroy Simon, Candace and Leslie Primo

GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF: Shamar and Abasena Wilburg, and Tre’vyon Primo

SISTER OF: Clarice, Lillian and Millicent Duke

INTERMENT: Buxton, Guyana



SUNRISE: 6 August, 1954; St. Philip, Barbados

SUNSET: 6 October. 2010; Paterson, New Jersey, USA

FORMER RESIDENCES: Company Road, Friendship Front; New Jersey, USA

FATHER OF: Sholto, jr.

BROTHER OF: Stanny Fox, Dr, Allan Emerson Fox and Julia Angela Fox

UNCLE OF: Steven, Brian, Pauline, Michael, Margaret and Helen Fox; Dennis, jr. and     Stefan Roberts

NEPHEW OF: Gaston O. Fox (retired Chief Education Officer); Sarah Valerie Holder and the late Joseph Fox, Irma Hendricks and Mildred Allick

SON OF: the late Siegfried and Margaret Fox

FUNERAL: Monday, 11 October, 2010. Service: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Greater Faith Church of the Abundance, 30 Elm Street, Paterson, NJ 07501. Cremation of body will follow.

Donations may be sent to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Jersey in his name



SUNRISE: 16 November, 1947

SUNSET: 29 September, 2010

FORMER RESIDENCES: Buxton, Guyana; Brooklyn, NY

MOTHER OF:   Cardon, Karen and Ojembo Pompey

SISTER OF:    Clavia Campbell, Weusi Tafawa, Ojembo, Bridget (Bonnie) Rogers,      Althea, Dr. Rubina, Donna, Roxanne and Kim

DAUGHTER OF: The late Princess (nee London) and Esley Williams

NIECE OF:       Claude Felix and Basil London

COUSIN OF:        The London, Browne, Wallace, Rigby, Williams and Wills’ families

WAKE: Sunday, 3 October, 2010, from 9:00 pm at 355 East 49th Street, Brooklyn,              NY 11203, between Linden Blvd and Church Avenue.

VIEWING: Monday, 4 October, 2010, 4:00 - 7:00 pm; New Life Ministry Church,    347 East 49th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203 (between Linden Blvd & Church Ave)

CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE: From 7:00 p.m. at New Life Ministry Church                   347 East 49th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203

REPAST: 355 East 49th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203

FAREWELL: Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 11:00 am - 12:00 noon; Andrew Sorrentino Funeral Home, 2203 Avenue Z, Brooklyn, NY 11235 (near Ocean Ave)

INTERMENT: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

REPAST:   355 East 49th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203




FORMER RESIDENCES:  Buxton Front, Company Rd; New York

SUNSET: 25 June, 2010; Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn

SON OF:  Pauline (midwife) and Aubrey (Jive) Williams (deceased)

BROTHER OF:  Clyde Abrams-Williams (Big Four), Jerome, Storme and Tracy

FUNERAL:   Thursday July 1, 2010

Viewing: 4:00 –7:00 p.m.

Service: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


                (Unity Church)

2400 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226


(Between Rogers & Bedford Avenues)




FORMER RESIDENCES: Friendship, ECD, Guyana; Brooklyn, NY, USA

SUNRISE: 1 June, 1958

SUNSET: 22 June, 2010

DAUGHTER OF: Mildred Barnes and the late Charles Barnes

SISTER OF: Paulette, Maxwell, Vaulda, Thora and Clairmonte

VIEWING & SERVICE: Monday, 28 June, 2010 (4:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.)


9222 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11236 (Canarsie)


4501 Glenwood Road, Brooklyn, NY 11203

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

3714 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY 11203

INTERMENT: Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, USA




SUNRISE:                              19 September, 1935

SUNSET: 20 June, 2010

MOTHER OF:                     Dawne McKenzie, Gail Harry, Pat McKenzie, and Mark             McKenzie (deceased)

SISTER OF:                         May, James and Kenneth Hamer

FUNERAL (USA): Friday, 25 June, 2010 (5:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.)

          Frank J. Barone Funeral Home

          4502 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY 11203

REPAST:                    467 Rockaway Parkway (between Wilmohr & Church Ave)

                        Brooklyn, NY 11212

FUNERAL(GY):         Tuesday, 29 June, 2010

                     Christ Church

                     Waterloo Street, Georgetown

INTERMENT:             Buxton-Friendship



SUNSET: 13 June, 2010

WIFE OF: Philbert London

DAUGHTER OF: The late Felix (Kano) and Cynthie Barnwell

SISTER OF: Sandra, Faye, Ivor, Colin, Claire, and the late Raymond Barnwell

NIECE OF: Pauline Barnwell-Thomas

COUSIN OF: Bernadette Easton, Kharis and Vesta Trim, Charles French, Robert Bailey, Lorraine Butts, Linda Thomas, Kim Grant, Barbara Thomas-Holder, and others;

FUNERAL: 22 June, 2010



SUNRISE: 8 September, 1956

SUNSET: 1 June, 2010 (New York)

SON OF: The late Princess Abrams and Frank Reuben

BROTHER OF: Joy, Denver, Sherwin, Kaye, Lorna (deceased) and Dominique Reuben

WAKE: Tuesday Evening, 8 June, 2010

From 8:00 p.m.

355 East 49th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11203

(between Linden Blvd & Church Ave)

Clavia Williams Campbell’s Residence (718-462-6589)

FUNERAL: Wednesday, 9 June, 2010

Viewing: 5:00—7:00 p.m.

Service: 7:00—9:00 p.m.

Frank J. Barone Funeral Home

4502 Avenue D, Brooklyn, NY 11203



SUNRISE: 5 February, 1969

SUNSET: 20 May, 2010, London, England

SON OF: Pat Peters & Norma Peters (nee Butts) of London, England

BROTHER OF: Colin Peters of London and Patricia Peters-Flash of USA

NEPHEW OF: Ruby Telford, Monica Ogle, Olive Answick, Arthur “Breeze” Butts,

Mikey Butts and Waveney Rover

COUSIN OF: The Herods, Telfords, Ogles, Answicks, Butts, Rovers and Hopes

FUNERAL:       Friday, 28th May 2010 at 12.00 noon

St. Paul’s Church

116 – 118 Augustus Road, London  SW19 6EW




FORMER RESIDENCES: Old Road, Buxton Front; Ontario, Canada

SUNSET: 26th April, 2010

BROTHER OF: Rickford Baron, Claudia Straughn and Enid Tiwari

FUNERAL: Visitation/Viewing on Wednesday, 28th April,2010; 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.

         Service on Thursday, 29th April, 2010 from 11:00 a.m.

         Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave East, Scarborough, ONT M1T 3K3




AGE: 75

SUNSET: 13th April, 2010

WIFE OF: Rampersaud Tiwari

MOTHER OF: Rohini, Rabindranath, Amrita and Mahendranath

GRANDMOTHER OF: Divya and Sanjana


4164 Sheppard Avenue East, Agincourt, Ontario, Canada M1S 1T3.

Phone 416-293-5211. Fax 416-298-4064



FORMER RESIDENCE: Side Line Dam, Buxton

SUNRISE: 17th November, 1935

SUNSET: 9th March, 2010

HUSBAND OF: Waveney Samuels nee Phillips

FATHER OF: Michael, Clonel, Olive, Tyrone and Carlyle

FUNERAL: 18th March, 2010, Buxton, Guyana.



FORMER RESIDENCES: Pasadena, California; Annandale, ECD

SUNRISE: 11th April, 1934

SUNSET: 3rd March, 2010

FATHER OF: Norris Henry; Maxine, Stephen, Sherri, Vanessa, Gairy, Larry and Leonard   Bain.

FUNERAL: Friday, 12th March, 2010; Pasadena, CA



FORMER RESIDENCES: Silver Spring, Maryland & Company Road, Friendship

SUNRISE: 10th April, 1921

SUNSET: 23rd February, 2010

FORMER HUSBAND OF: Sheila Elcock (deceased)

FATHER OF: Bruce, Wendella and Andy

FUNERAL: Cremated.  Memorial Service was held on 3/6/2010 in Silver Spring, Maryland



FORMER RESIDENCES: Friendship, Guyana; Maryland, USA

SUNRISE: 3rd July, 1919

SUNSET: 21st February, 2010

MOTHER OF: Paula and Oswald Williams

SISTER OF: Melford McRae

Mrs. Williams, a seamstress and weaver by profession, went to Buxton Congregational School, and found pleasure in organizing dinner for family members and friends. She was related to the Culleys, McRaes, Seaforths, Cockfields and Alders.

She migrated to the United States in 1992 and lived in Maryland up to the time of her passing.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, and will be forever remembered for her acts of kindness and generousity.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Took place 27th February, 2010 in Maryland, USA



FORMER RESIDENCES: Suriname; Friendship Village, Guyana; Brooklyn, NY

SUNRISE: 9th December, 1913

SUNSET: 17th January, 2010

CHILDREN: Evelyn Hiles, Keith and Bernadette Duke, Linda Rollins, Sandra Bagot,

and the late Leroy and Wayne Duke

SIBLING: Edward Arthur

FUNERAL: Friday, 22nd January, 2010

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 1099 Ocean Avenue (corner of Farragut Rd)                  Brooklyn, NY 11230

VIEWING: 5:30 — 7:30 p.m.

SERVICE: 7:30  —  8:30 p.m.


NAME: Winifred “Thelma” Carter nee Samuels

FORMER RESIDENCES: Friendship Middle Walk; New York, Georgia USA

SUNRISE: 6th March, 1926

SUNSET: 11th January, 2010; Guyana

CHILDREN: Charlton “Bobby”, Barbara, Alan, Floyd, Hazel, Wendy, Marcia and Jackie.

SPOUSE: The late Lambert Carter

FUNERAL: Tuesday, 19th January, 2010; Friendship


NAME: Violet Alexandrina Miller nee Sam

FORMER RESIDENCES: Barnwell Street Buxton; Brooklyn, New York

SUNRISE: 17th October, 1922

SUNSET: Friday, 1st January, 2010; Guyana

CHILDREN: Roy Seaforth, Monica Sandiford, Yvonne Monah, Keith and Nigel Miller;

the late Melvin Miller and Bernice Miller-Bantum

WAKE: Sunday, 3rd January, 2010; 509 East 43rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203

(between Avenue D and Clarendon Road; Yvonne’s residence)

FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, 11th January, 2010 at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Friendship, Guyana


NAME: Magdalena Hope-Smith

AGE: 76 years old

SUNSET: 1st January, 2010; Paramaribo, Suriname

FORMER RESIDENCES: Corriverton, Guyana; Nickerie, Suriname

CHILDREN: Shurcina Hope-Hinds, Dr. Wilbert Hope (Yattie); Alwyn (Monty) Hope (Kabba), Joan Hope and seven others

FUNERAL: 9th January, 2010; Nickerie, Suriname


NAME: Crossley McGarrell

FORMER RESIDENCE: Company Road, Back

SUNSET: December 2009; Canada

BROTHER OF: Roy McGarrell, Head of Seventh Day Adventist Church, WI; Emily Simon

FUNERAL: Took place in Canada


NAME: Clothilde Stephanie Edmeade nee Stuger

FORMER RESIDENCES:Christianburg, Linden; Plaisance; Middle Walk Front and Company Road, Buxton

SUNRISE: 28th July, 1956

SPOUSE: Lester Edmeade

CHILDREN: Michael, Elvin and Jerome Edmeade

SIBLINGS: Pamela Bazil, Beverly London, Bernice Parris, Hazel Stuger, Colleen Richmond, and Reuben Stuger

HIGH SCHOOL: Smith’s College, Buxton; Seventh-Day Adventist Academy, Georgetown

SUNSET: 12th December, 2009; New York

FUNERAL: 20th December, 2009; Marantha Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Brooklyn, NY


NAME: Carol Denise McDonald-Proffitt

SUNRISE: 10th July, 1960

SUNSET: 11th December, 2009; Brooklyn, New York

SPOUSE: Kennard Proffitt also known as “Junie” Proffitt

CHILDREN: Threon, Tascena and Travis Proffitt

PARENTS: Albert and Celest McDonald

SIBLINGS: Dawn; Gail; Albert; Jr.; Shelley; Nicola; Shawn McDonald; Debra John.

NEICE OF: Edna Ifill; Agnes Fredericks; Cecil Persaud; Malcolm, Janet and Lynette            McDonald; Martha (Dolsey) Langhorne.

Carol was born in Buxton Village to Albert and Celest McDonald, but was raised by her late paternal grandparents, Albert and Leonora McDonald in Nabaclis Village. In 1981, she migrated to the United States and took up residence in Brooklyn, New York. She married Kennard Proffitt in 1985, and the union produced three children. Following a short illness, she passed away on 11th December, 2009 at Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. A homegoing service for her was held on 15th December, 2009 at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church, and her body was cremated the following day at the Greenwood Crematorium.

The family extends Thanks to everyone who visited with them, called or  sent cards during their bereavement. Also, special thanks to Pastor Michael Bacchus and the staff of the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church.


NAME: Patrick Percy Rodwell Baron

FORMER RESIDENCE: Old Road, Buxton Front; New York and Maryland, USA

SUNRISE: July 31, 1931

SUNSET: November 30, 2009; Maryland, USA

SPOUSE: The late Doorpatee (Minta) Mahobir-Baron

CHILDREN: Diana (deceased), Ava, Golda, Natasha, Mark and Shelly Baron

SIBLINGS: Herbert and Rickford Baron, Claudia Straughn and Enid Tiwari

SISTER-in-LAW: Dulsu Mahobir of Buxton Front and Courbane Park

FUNERAL: December 7, 2009; Maryland, USA

Mr. Baron, one of twelve children, was a teacher by profession. He obtained his teacher’s certificate in Guyana and a Bachelor’s degree in English, with honours,  from City University of New York’s York College. He led a very healthy lifestyle, and enjoyed returning to Buxton every year to renew acquaintances.





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