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Obituary – burial of the Late Obai Wurie

Obituary – burial of the Late Obai Wurie

The death is announced of Mr. O’Bai George Vincent Wurie alias the Big Chief of Culture Radio and presenter of the popular program ‘Shependeh’, aged 56 years.  (Photo: the Late Obai Wurie)

He is survived by his mother Mrs. Marie B. Sillah, Wife Mrs. Olivette Wurie of the Milton Margai School for the Blind, Children Dausy and Alia, Kade of Standard Chartered Bank and Bakarr, Grandson Kobina Ben-Carew.

Brothers: Rev. Dr. Lionel and Marion Betts, Mr. Alex Kamara, Mr. Chernor Wurie, Mr. Alimamy Wurie, Mr. Umaru Wurie, Mr. Ahmed Wurie, Dr. Alpha Wurie, Dr. Alie Wurie, Mr. Oponjo Wurie, Mr. Jonhnnie and Emerica Browne, Mr. Jonathan and Linda Browne, Mr. George and Patricia Browne.

Sisters: Haja Fatu Yumkella, Madam Adama Bomporo Wurie, Mrs. Adama Cole, Mrs. Kade Mendeh, Subie Wurie, Mrs. Fanny Bah and Mrs. Marie Njai.

Aunts: Mrs. Josephine Browne, Mrs. Agnes Blackstock-Johns, Mrs. Cecilia Morkeh- Yamsom, Angela Massally, Marielte Mark-Quin and Mrs. Harolda Lewis.

Uncles: Mr. Jacob Tucker, Mr. Solomon Tucker, Mr. Melvin Lisk and Vincent Renner.

Cousins: Josephine Kawa, Marie Osagie-Sule, Betty and Jane Thomas, Pastor Tamba M’bayo.

Sisters-in-law: Mrs. Iris Betts, Haja Kaday, Hawa, Haja Iye Audrey Lew-Wray.

Brothers-in-law: Foday Yumkella, Austin Cole, Dr J.D. Mondeh, Mr. Alhaji Tejan Betts, Mamadu Bah and Mohamed Njai.

Nephews and Nieces: Lionel Betts, Boi Betty Betts, Josephine, Joyce and Jociana Browne, Nina, Donald, Adiatu and Kalatu Betts, Isatu, Tony, Salma, Fanny, Sonia and Georgia Browne.

Close Friends: Bamie Yaskey, Antonia Aruni, Ishmael Kanu, Charles Lumpkin, Mrs. Beatrice Tarawally, Management and Staff of Culture Radio FM 104.5, Pastor Tony Aruni, Beno Williams, Inmates of Wellington Street, Kroo Town Road, Annie Walsh Street and Soja Tong Community.

Other Relatives: Tucker, Wurie, Thomas, Renner, Lisk, Valcarcel families of 128 Circular Road, 66 Campbell Street,176 Blackhall Road, Lew-Wray, Roy-Macauley, Beury, Smith, Massally, Harris, Mends, Faux, Samba Kamara, Blackstock-Johns, Morkeh-Yamson, Timbo Bundu, Nelson, Browne, Davidson and Gomez.

Laying out is at 22 Wellington Street at 10:00 a.m. on Friday 25th April 2014 and later at Saint Antony’s Hall at 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service is at the Saint Anthony’s Church at 3:00 p.m. Interment to be at Ascension Town Cemetery.


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