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The life of the late Brother HUGH ALVIN FLOYD, of Hampton, Virginia, was the epitome of love and devotion for his family and friends. He was a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. A Peninsula resident for eleven years, he entered Omega Chapter in February, 1988. Upon completion of his high school years, he attended the University of Toledo. There he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and later received a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from American University. During his military career, he received numerous awards and commendations-Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. In 1981, he retired from the military after twenty years of active duty. At the time of his death, he was an Investment Counselor at Multi-Financial Associates; and active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Les Hommes Civic & Social Club. As was a kind, loving, devoted husband, father and friend. He was an inspiration to those who knew and loved him. We thank God for the time he was with us. He will be sadly missed, but our fond memories of him will bring comfort and peace. His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carole Brown Floyd; a son, Kevin Floyd; two sisters, Ms. Helen Floyd and Mrs. Dorothy F. Rollins, both of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, mother-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends.

Brother COIT COOK F O R D , SR. w a s b o r n on N o v e m b e r 2 2 , 1894 in Washington Court House, Ohio. He was the seventh child of eight children born to the union of George Louis Ford and Susan Lett Ford. His early life was spent on a farm in Chillicothe, Ohio. He entered Wilberforce Academy in S e p t e m b e r of 1911. Doing many kinds of work, he w o r k e d his way through Wilberforce University. In 1918, Coit trained at Camp Funston, Kansas to become an Officer in the United States Army and g r a d u a t e d a 2nd Lieutenant. He served overseas in World War I with Company G. 368th Infantry, 92nd Division. In 1919, he came to Detroit, Michigan and was employed at the Ford Motor Company, the U S . Postal Service and Lockport, Michigan School System. In June of 1922, Coit was united in marriage with Marguerite LaMay of Cincinnati and brought his bride to Detroit. They had met at Wilberforce. To this union was born Coit Jr., Elaine and Glenn. He began to teach at the Grant School, Ferndale, in 1927 and retired after thirty-four years, six of the years as Principal. Mr. Ford was a Charter Member of James Europe Post V.F.W No. 3080, the Detroit Chapter of Wilberforce University Alumni and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He remained active in civic and social organizations until his late eighties and remained in the family home until his death. He was introduced to the A.M.E. Church at an early age and throughout his lifetime affiliated with a branch of this church, joining St. Stephen in 1927. Mr. Coit Ford, Sr. departed this life on Thursday, March 3, 1988.

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He leaves to m o u r n his p a s s i n g a n d to cherish their memories, his children: Coit Jr., Glenn and Elaine Gregory; four grandsons: Coit Ford III, Peter, Ralph and Mark Gregory; granddaughters-in-law, Jacqueline and Patrina; four great grandsons, nephews, nieces and many friends. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word.

Brother JEAN WILSON GOGGINS, son of the late Ulysses and Mattie Goggins, was born July 21, 1924, in Greenwood County. He departed this life Thursday, December 17, 1987, at Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, S.C. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Cokesbury. He was a graduate of South Carolina State College, with Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Agricultural Education and taught Agriculture Vocational Education in the Chester County School System. He was a m e m b e r of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, a Mason, President of the Men's Progressive Club of Chester, Chairman of the Men's Interdenominational Choir of Chester, and a member of the Board of Directors and Charter Member of the Chester Optimist Club. A Korean veteren, he received the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal with two battle stars, the United Nation's Service Medal and the Bronze Star. He held the rank of Major in the United States Army Reserves. He was very active in community and civic affairs, having been a candidate for Chester County Council, District 1, in 1980. He leaves to cherish fond memories his wife, Deloris Harper Goggins of the home; a son, Robert Ulysses Goggins of Chester, S . C , a daughter, Mrs. Debra Jean Lary of Decatur, Ga.; a brother, Dr. Horace Goggins of Rock Hill; and sisters, Mrs. Mary G. Miles of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Eunice G. Baten of Greenwood; a devoted and loving aunt, Mrs. Willa B. Dixon, Washington, D.C.; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jeanette Goggins, one son-in-law, Mr. Jason Lary; his brothers-in-law; Dr. Henry Miles, Mr. Alphonso Baten and Mr. Robert C. Harper; his sisters-in-law; Mrs. Ada James, Ms. Princeta Harper, Mrs. Virginia Carter and Mrs. Dorothy Williams, several nieces and nephews.

Brother W I N S T O N W. GREEN e n t e r e d O m e g a C h a p t e r on December 17, 1987. Brother Green, son of Mrs. Martha Green DeCoy and the late Claude Green was baptized at the early age at the Trinity Baptist Church. He received a B.S. Degree from S o u t h e r n University a n d a M . S . D e g r e e from Prairie View College and did advanced study at L.S.U., Pepperdine, Illinois University, and John Hopkins University. Brother Green was a retired educator of the Caddo Parish School System; having served as a teacher at the Walnut Hill High School; Assistant Principal of Woodlawn High School; and Principal of Booker T. Washington High School. He was a member of several educational organizations and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Omega Services were conducted on December 21, 1987 by Delta Upsilon Lambda Chapter in Shreveport, Louisiana. His survivors include: two daughters, Yarva Green Harrison and Claudette M. Green; his mother, Mrs. Martha Green Decoy; one sister, Mrs. Julia Green Simon; and four grandchildren.

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The SPHINX | Summer 1988 | Volume 74 | Number 2 198807402  

This talks about Bro Frederick D. Patterson former Presideent of Tuskegge Institue, was the founder of hte United Negro College Fund. Legacy...

The SPHINX | Summer 1988 | Volume 74 | Number 2 198807402  

This talks about Bro Frederick D. Patterson former Presideent of Tuskegge Institue, was the founder of hte United Negro College Fund. Legacy...