Obituaries/Condolences/Death & Funeral Annoucements

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:25-30


August - September 2014

With our deepest sympathies, we would like to express our most heartfelt condolences to the family of:-

Mr. Jarvago Miller of McKann's, may his soul rest in peace and may his loved ones be comforted during this difficult time. 

Mr. Bradfield Turnquest of Deadman's Cay, on his passing.

Mr. Brennen Cartwright of Hamilton's, may his loved ones be comforted at this most difficult time.

Ms. Andrea Turnquest of Deadman's Cay, may her family find peace and comfort during this sad time.

Mr. Bruce Harding of Salt Pond, may his family be comforted during this difficult time.

Mr. Philip Knowles affectionately known as "Cuban" from Mangrove Bush Hill.

Mrs. Harriet Dean, of Mortimers, especially to her son, close friends; Brenda Major and Diane Darville and the entire community of Mortimers.

Mr. John Major, affectionately known as "Big John", from Mortimer's, Long Island. May his loved ones be comforted at this time especially his wife Brenda and children.

Condolences to the Baker, Gardiner, Knowles families of North Long Island on the passing of Mrs. Muriel Baker.

Condolences goes out to Mr. Emerson Burrows and family on the passing of his wife Mrs. Doreen Burrows, of Burrows Harbour.
May all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. 
June 29, 2014

With our deepest sympathies, we would like to express our most heartfelt condolences to:-

The family of Mr. Joe Cartwright of Hamilton's, especially to his wife, Carolynn Cartwight and children.

Our most sincerest condolences goes out to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Major of Berry's on the passing of their grandson, Enrico Major.

May all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. 
APRIL 15, 2014

Sending our sincere condolences to the families of the dearly departed:-
Mrs. Sarah Moree 
Mr. Lockhart Turnquest
Mr. Carl Cartwright
Mrs. Juanita "Nita" Watson
Mrs. Alma Major
Mrs. Eva Carroll
Mr. Charles Darville
Mrs. Leonie Cartwright
Mrs. Jessie Darville

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. 

Funeral Service for Juanita "Nita" Watson, age 68 years, of Solider Road and formerly of Roses, Long Island, will be on Thursday April 10th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Carmichael Bible Church, Carmichael Road.

Officiating: Assistant Pastor Alex Thompson and assisted by Archdeacon G. Kingsley Knowles. Internment: Woodlawn Gardens, Solider Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband: J. Solomon Watson; her children: Linda Watson-Munroe, Roger and Lowell Watson; adopted daughter: Shelly Ransom-Jackson; grandchildren: D'Atra, Errol and Denise Munroe; great granddaughter: Isabella Munroe; one son-in-law: Drexel Munroe; sisters: Terecita Major, Barbara Turnquest and Jocelyn Ferguson; brothers: Raymond and Wesley Carroll; brother-in-law: Ezra Cartwright, Orlando Turnquest, Elgin Major, William, Frank, Harold, Brendon and Warren Watson, Terrance Ferguson; sister-in-law: Vernita Carroll, Agatha, Shirlene, Tameka and Yvonne Watson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; relatives and friends including: Bricie Gibson and Stacey Brown, the Darville, Major, Burrows, Carroll, Cartwright, Turnquest and Watson families of Long Island, the communities of Roses, Deadman's Cay, Berry's and Gordon's, Long Island, Archdeacon G. Kingsley Knowles and St. George's Church Family, Ferguson, at Carmichael Bible Church, Carmichael Road and a host of numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral Service for the late Eva Marathan Louise Carroll-Adderley age 64 years of Dignity Gardens and formerly of Lower Deadman's Cay, Long Island will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 10:00am at St. George's Anglican Church, Montrose Avenue.

Officiating:Archdeacon Kingsley Knowles  and assisted by Father Ivan Eldon, Father Andrew Toppin and Father James Moultrie.

Interment:Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.

She is survived by:Her husband: Elkin Adderley; children: Marcia, Steven, Sheena and Raynard; grandchildren: Reno Jr., Cory, Ryheim, Raynard Jr. and Faith; sisters: Emma, Algier and Charity; brothers: Ivan and Erickson; Brothers-in-law: Jean, Neily, Phillip and Glenroy; Sisters-in-law: Naomi, Geraldine, Elva and Madeline; aunt: Edna Wells; Nephews and Nieces including: Kendal, Keith, Velma, Dellareece, Deirdre, Pretrece, Camille, Deandrea, Tamika, Tamia, Jamaal, Chelsea, Dorothy and CJ; Numerous grand nieces, nephews and cousins including: Alice, Albena, Hazel, Charles, Llewelyn, Ricky, Andrea, Kate, Delores, Sheila, Lourey, Valeria, Raleigh, Alecia, Jackie, Leclean, Cedric, Ignatius, Faye, Angelina, Della, Shirley, Marina, Guilford, Wayne, Kevin, Mavis, Brenda, Whitmore and Sybil; Friends including: Ella, Bev, Lydia Lightbourne, Shanishka, Corey, Flora, Neka, Janet Dillet and family, Sharon Swaby, Dianne Johnson, Tanya Williams, Carolyn Tate, Aaron Duncombe and family. Management and staff of Melia Nassau Beach Hotel; Principal and staff of RN Gomez All Age School, Security Division of Ministry of Education and Friends from the Chippingham and Great Harbour Cay Communities, the community of Lower Deadman's Cay, Long Island; Special thanks to the nursing staff of the Eye Ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Funeral Service for Charles Conrad Darville, age 60 years of #4 Wiseman, Pinewood Gardens, will be held on Friday April 11th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Mount Tabor, Pinewood Gardens. Pastor Delton Ellis will officiate. Cremation will follow.Left to carry on his legacy here on earth are; his Mother: Florie Adderley; Children: Trevor, Tennille, Tezina, Tristan and Tanaghe Darville, Torrianna Sands and Trevor Welsh; Grandchildren: Trevor Jr., Talia, Tiana, and Daniel Darville, Zion Gibson, Taylor and Torin Sands and Trevante Welsh; Son-in-law: Toran Sands; Daughter-in-law: Barbara Darville; Brothers: Eljiah and Michael Darville, Peter and Timothy Cartwright; Sisters: Cynthia Morris and Helen Davis; Aunt: Ellen Thompson; Uncle: Theophilus Adderley; Nieces: Pam Bain, Felicia, Alcina, Felicia, Georgina, Melissa, Meaghan, Dutchess and Caroletta Darville, Antoinette Pratt, Dashan Knowles, Tami Butler, Tracy Adderley, Tonique, Shenique and Rayneisha Davis, Yontaley Darville-Durham, LaToya Cooper, Lashanda & Georgette Morris, Petra & Prescola Cartwright, Deborah Glinton, Marguerite Beckford, Nadia Johnson, Roshanda Clarke, Audrey Anderson, Allyson McDonald, Jacqueline Herrera, Mechelle Smith, Sharon Smith, Annette Adderley, Monique Adderley, Kirsten Sweeting, Andrea Seymour, Krystal Knowles, Aquelle Tuletta, Shazara Strachan, Bernadette Beneby, Rosetta Moss, Dale Adderley, Natasha Adderley, Tiesha Adderley, Ambronette, Ambron and Ambri Adderley; Nephews: Mark, Jermaine, Trejilo, Kelman, Conrad, Desmond, Sean and Lawrence Darville, Rico Butler, Lavardo, Reginald and Raymond Davis, Charles, Joseph and Lionel Adderley, Moselle Smith, Michael Taylor, Conrad Sweeting III, Terrick Knowles, Anthony Adderley, Ramone, Neville and Kalif Adderley; Brothers-in-law: George Morris, Reginald Davis Sr., Francis Adderley, Ambrose Adderley, Ralph Brennen, Conrad Sweeting and Alfred Knowles; Sisters-in-law: Mary, Susan and Elizabeth Darville, Helen Darville, Eleanor Adderley, Angerline Smith, Elizabeth "Bessie" Sweeting, Sylvia Knowles, Winnifred Brennen, Mary "Agnes", Malvese and Bernadette Adderley; Other relatives and friends including: Alice Thompson & Family, Sylvia Miller & Family, Maria Thompson & Family, Zayne Thompson & Family, Hester Williams & Family, Queenie Adderley & Family, Ronald Adderley & Family, Leonard Adderley & Family, Geraldine Sands & Family, Gina Rolle & Family, Phil Sands & Family, The Entire Weech Family, Kemraj Allan Edilall & Family, Edwina Rolle & Family, Michael Forbes & Family, Pria Edilall, Rose Brown & Family, Faith Roxbury & Family, Kirkland Outten & Family, Lorena Fritz & Family, Shirley Josey & Family, The Staff of Credit Suisse AG Nassau Branch, The Staff of Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch, The Staff of John Bull Group of Companies, The Staff of Sterling (Bahamas) Limited, The Staff of Good Hope Security Services, The Pastors & Members of Mount Tabor Church, The Pastors & Members of Mekaddish Ministries, The Pastors & Members of Spirit of Life Ministries, The Pastoral Staff of Abundant Life Bible Church, The communities and friends of Kemp Road, Pinewood Gardens, and others too numerous to mention.

March 2014

Funeral Service for the late Leonie Aramentha Cartwright, aged 82, of Johnson Road, formerly of Long Island, will be held on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 4:00pm at St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church, Bernard Road, Fox Hill.

Officiating will be Monsignor Preston Moss, Father Junior Calixte and Reverend Raymond Forbes; Interment will follow in St. Anselm's Cemetery, Bernard Road, Fox Hill.

Precious memories will forever linger in the hearts of her children: Chris, Randolph, Patrice, Rosemarie, and Lucinda; adopted children: Julie, Reeshemah, and Christopher; sons in law: Reuben Knowles Sr., and David Key: brother: Thomas Cartwright; sister in law: Ethlyn Cartwright and Rosie Albury; grandchildren: Alex, Reuben Jr., Aubrey, Andrew, Leanne, Angela, Roselle, Stephanie, Sophia, Chinasa and Christi; great grandchildren: Gerard Jr. and Ethan Jr., grandson in law: Gerard Pinder Sr., numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends including: Msgr. Preston A. Moss, Fr. Junior Calixte, Rev. Mr. Raymond Forbes, St. Anselms Parish family especially: Mrs. Terez Curry, Mrs. Marian Edgecombe, the Demeritte Family, the Ingraham Family, Marvin Brown, Mike Larocque, Jenna Ebanks-Gonzales, Eustace Outten, Walter McKinney, Antoinette Cartwright, The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Miracle Life Ministries, The Johnson Road and Fox Hill Community, Dr. Charles Rahming, Dr. Jagadeesh, Dr. Francis Williams, Doctors and Nurses of Accident and Emergency at P.M.H, The Staff of Treco Enterprises, Insurance Management and Administrative Assistance and Associates Limited.

Funeral Service for Mrs. Jessie Louise Darville, age 83 years, of Market Street, and formerly of the Berry's, Long Island will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, at Christ The King Parish Church, Ridgeland Park, West.

Officiating: Rev'd Cannon Curtis Robinson and assisted by The Venerable Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown & Rev'd Fr. Whitfield Hutcheson.

Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Solider Road.Left to mourn her passing are her Sons: Kevin, Kennon, Lester and Ashwood Darville; Daughters: Wanda, Gail Darville and Wendy Smith; Grandchildren: Tashia, Darcel, Tishka, Tania, Vandanique, Henesha, Ashley, Ashanti, Ashlyn, Rotorge, Hendreka, Wilshire, Aaron; Adopted Grandchildren: Tashano Rolle, Ashley Ferguson, Jermaine Wilson, Christie Hall; Great Grandchildren: Keon, Leandra, Asheed, Davano and Daria;Sister: Lorinda Smith, Brother: Lincon Darville; Son-in-law: Wilshire Smith; Daughter-in-law: Laura and Elizabeth Darville; Grandson-in-law: Leifo Miller and David Balfour; Sisters-in-law: Martha Dean, Myrtis Darville, Felecia Major of Orlando Florida, Shirley Turnquest and Agretha Richardson; Numerous Nieces and Nephews including: Leslie Roger, Edward, Colin, Eurydice, Sandra, Jackie, Jocelyn, Val, Delcita, Judith, Velina, Celpha, Julian, Joash, Joachim, Quincy, Howard, Debbie, Candice, Kay, Elsa, Barry, Ceola, Julie, Toinette, Paulette, Camelita, Elkanah (Tanny), Audrey, Angela, Haywood, Allister, Wayne, Sharon, Sandra, Clarence, Raymond, Sonia, Ryan, Rhonda, Harriet, Lorinda, Walter and Cedrick; God Children: Ann Burrows of Long Island and Dr. Wesley Francis.Other relatives and friends including: David Major & Family, Albury Major & Family, Majorie Kemp & Family, Lottie Davis & Family, Ephraim, Walter, Hazel Darville, Leah O'Brien & Family, Annie Pratt & Family, Rt. Hon. Ivy Dumont & Family, Albury Hanna & family, Rosina Deal & Family, Helen Adderley & Family, Michael Cartwright & Family, Adalee Jones, Florence Williams & Family, Daniella Nixon, Jelua and Mathias Cartwright, Lillian Darville & Family, Coleman Darville, Betty Stubbs, Lorina Cox & Family, Leadon Cox & Family, Mr & Mrs. Ormando Butler & Family, Phyllis Rose & Family, Jennifer Ward, Sandra Bain, Neville Minnis, Valderine Cooper, Beverly Taylor, Eldora James, Prophet Bill, Sherman Campbell, Rudolph Smith, Melvin Maycock, Pinky Coakley and Family, Darren Tucker, Jarvis Pratt, Mavis Butler & Family, Nicodemus Johnson, Fredrick Thurston, George Heastie, Romana Delaney, Edith Bastian, Roland Burrows, Deborah Sweeting & Family, The Rolle's, Kings, Bullards, Taylors, Mr. Fowler, Barry Kemp, The Entire Market Street Family, Darlene Calixte, Henry Rolle, Shirley Rose, Bridgette Flowers, Christine Moss, Donnie Fox, Steve & Stephanie Lawrence, Laverne Bethel, Dwayne Wilson, Ms. Enith Strachan & Family, Ray Rolle & Family, Freddie Rolle, Benneth Minnis, Geneva Munnings, Raymond Alcock, Reaping the Harvest Church Family, Marietta Henderson, Dino & Willard Brown, The Major, Dean, Cartwright, Mortimer, Darville, Turnquest, Carroll's, of Southend- Roses, Berry's, Mortimer's, Gordon's; Long Island, Fr. Samuel Sturrup, Fr. I Ranfurly Brown, Fr. Sebastian Campbell, Fr. Dwight Rolle, Cannon Curtis Robinson, Bishop Laish Boyd, Fr. Whitfield Hutcherson, The ACW and Prayer Band, The members of Christ the King Church , Doctor's & Nurses of Female Medical II, Jenson Darling, Monique Burrows, Tamla Morrison and The Staff of Male Medical I, All of her Tenants on Market Street and her two dogs Paws and Sheba and many relatives and friends.

February 2014




We would like to express our sincere condolences

to Gloria and Gregory Culmer and family,

on the loss of their beloved daughter,Tina.

May her soul rest in peace.

Left to cherish her memory are, Husband; Maxwell Darville, Sons; Ian and Adrian,

Daughters; Bridgette, Koren and Leighanne;

grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, In-laws

and a host of relatives and friends.


Bertis Knowles, aged 71, affectionately known as "Bert","Big Bert", of Mangrove Bush, Long Island.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife; Chloe Knowles;

Three sons; Bernard, Barry, and Ben Knowles;

One daughter; Muriel Knowles- Cartwright;

One son-in-law; Norman Cartwright;

Grandchildren; Joshua, Justine, Jalen, and Rebecca Knowles, Norman Jr. and Nash Cartwright;

One Brother; Rupert Knowles Jr.

Sisters; Ivy and Madeline Cartwright, Gloria Pratt.

A host of relatives and friends, including the sailing communities throughout the islands of The Bahamas.


Our heartfelt condolences goes out to the family of the late Bert Knowles, especially his wife Chloe Knowles, his children, grandchildren and the entire community of Mangrove Bush, Long Island.


Bert was born in Mangrove Bush, Long Island, on July 27, 1942; he was the son of legendary boat builder, Rupert Knowles.


Both Rupert and Bert were the forefathers of Mangrove Bush, making the boat building settlement what it is today economically. 


Matthew 11:28
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. “

Funeral Service for, Roderick Bowe, Family Island Administrator, Aged 61,

Service Location, Date & Time: Bahamas Harvest, Prince Charles Drive, on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00a.m.

Officiating: Rev. Mario Moxey. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Garden.

 Left to cherish his memory are; His Wife: Vendella Louise Bowe, Sons; Dorien and Anvonne Bowe, Corey, Fontaine, Damone, Chavo.

Daughters; Rodrese Bowe, Christina Riley Romer, Valeska Riley, Brothers; Edsil & Ellington, Adopted Brothers; Steven Romer, Mr. Everette Hart & Norman Dean

Sisters; Deaconess Judy Mae Earns, Deaconess Luella Wight, Stephanie Sears.

Adopted Sisters; Verlene Clarke, Betty Romer, Grace Hart Carron

Brothers-in-Law; Vernal Earns, Haston Hutchinson

Sisters-in-Law; Tiney Bowe & Michelle Bowe.

Nephews; Renrick, Sean & Shavarus Sears, Elvardo, Lemero & Larando Wright, Ellington Jr., Pastor Craig McCardy, Ezra Bodie, Quintin Rahming & Kevin Armbrister.

Nieces; Prophetess Keva McCardy, Minister Ingrid Bodie, Jennifer Armbrister, Ella & Minister Elva Earns, Shekera Bowe, Tamika Rahming, Krishanna, Edlisa and Ameka Bowe, Sharanda, Shavone, Rolanda Sears, Tina Rolle, Uncles; John Wilson, Leon Hutchinson.

Aunts; Roslyn McKenzie, Leotha Romer, Veronica Curtis, Ismae Smith, Brandhilda, Hutchinson, Norma Hutchinson, Delcena Evans, Icelyn Fowler.

Grand Children; Shaquon & Chloe Bowe, Byron, Giovanni, Anaya and Damone Jr.

Grand Nephews; Craig Jr., Cody, Cory & Cohen, Pachaino, Edgar, Ezra Jr. Ashton, Ashaad, K'hairi, Quin, Javaughn, Andre, Xavier & Akari Murray.

Grand Nieces; Kayonita Murray, Archarne, Ashley & Ashtra McCardy, Ezranique & Ezranda Bodie, Asha, Tavara, Tristian, Tremeeah Thompson, Natisha, Janae, Brianna, Skhi, Maronique, T’Niayah, T’Naj, Symiah, Kaiya, Prestina Wright & Chelsea McCardy.

God Children; Sabrina, Shaquille & Lashai Marche Richardson of Baltimore, Anthony Taylor, Elladean Rolle & Lessie Mae Brown.

Relatives & Friends including, Elder General & Deaconess Audrey Taylor & family, Pastors Mario & Erika Moxey & Bahamas Harvest Church Family, Pastor Glen P. Miller, Rev. Dr. C. W. Saunders & family, Pat & Mazilee Knowles, Yvonne, Paula, Marsha, Carey Jr., Eva Mae Romer, Whitney & Sharon Thompson, Nicholas & Marva McKinney, Dion & Rochelle Miller, Dwayne, Don, Preston, Anthony & Latovia Romer, Albert, Derick, Standford & Monique Romer, Sophia & Daxon, Morgie Rolle, Cudy Mae, Edith Mae, Eldora, Susan, Lonniemae & Frank Stuart, Rev. Napoleon Roberts & family Rev. Jason Roberts & family Rev. James Bain & Palestine Baptist Church family of Long Island, The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham & family, The Hon. Phillip “Brave” Davis, Marzell Smith & family, Isadora Hendfield & family, Coleman & Diana Andrews & family, Eudell Cartwright & family, Jane Brooks & family, Inar Cornish & family, Francina Nixon and family, Florine Johnson, Rocker Williams, Rev. Douglas & Gloria Rolle, Helen Knowles & family, Jestina Neely & family, Roxie McPhee & family,Arnold, Cathrine McKenzie & family, Rev. Charles Rolle & family, Loretta McKenzie & family, Alvin Taylor, Cleveland 'Roy' Rolle & family, Iggerina Taylor & family, Missy Taylor & family, Patrick, Archie, David & Franklin Rolle, Herbert & Melvina Cash & family, Mara, Kevin, David, Uyle Marche, Althea Knowles & family, Mae and Mitsy Papageorge, Tomisita & Esse, Ena Mae Wright, Yvette & Ana, Paula Mae Rolle, Edrick Rolle & family, Verline Knowles & family, Dorcus, Audrey Carey and family, Mavis Mcphee & family, Deloris Kelly, Joanne, Glen, Elvis, Janice Rolle, Albertha Sears & family, Rena McPhee & family, Alan “Boy” Clarke, Loretta McKenzie & family, Catherine McKenzie & Family, Annis Mae Sands & family, Joe Curtis and family, Curlene Nixon and family, Carmetta Rolle & family, Chelsea, Rolston Knowles, Eusteve Rolle, Gladstone Rolle, Alice & Mae Munnings & Family, Turnquest & Hougton, Bob Rolle & family, Eleanor Miller & Family, Beverly Robinson & Family, Bessiemae Lloyd, Linda Curtis & Family, Judy, James Smith & family, DeAnne Christie and family, Mitchel Johnson & family, Alphonso Smith & family Shirley Williams & family, Ian Knowles & family, Sandy & Paul Carroll & family, Marcus Sands & Family, Clara Evans & family, Arlington Rolle, Patrick Romer & family, Kennedy, Jody Ferguson, Cindyann, Byron & Castina Rolle, Rev. Adam Brown & family, The Hon. Loretta Butler Turner & family, The Romer Family (Cat Island), Miriam Gray, Cordella Chase, Clevland Judy, Ruth & Doretha Rolle,
Alice Rolle & family, Judy Albury, Sybil Rolle & family, Carnetta Curtis & family.

Devoted Friends; Mary Billings and Lou of the United States of America, Johnny Butler, Archie Nairn, Ivan Ferguson, Johnley Ferguson & family Cephas Cooper & family, Donald Cash & family , Burkley Chislom & family, Aldan Williamson , Reggie Charlton & family, Earnel Brown & family, Charles King & family, Preston Cunningham & family , Jackson McIntosh & family, Jack Andrews & family. Adopted Mothers; Rebecca Bain, Minister Maude Johnson.

AdoptedDaughters;Vanria Cox, Lakesa Lloyd, Shantol Turnquest, Mary Cartwright, Zoe Braithwaite, Allyce Pratt, Chelsee Charlton
Adopted Sons; Tyrone Williams (Abaco), Brandon Gardiner (Turks & Caicos), Laron Taylor & Lency Coakley; A Host of Other Relatives & Friends: Bishop Godfrey Williams , Rev. James Bain & Rev. Richard Ingraham (Inagua), Bishop Samuel Green, Rev James & Barbara Sweeting, Dori Kersey (Ft. Lauderdale), Renatee Patterson (Georgia), Tracy Jenrette (Ft. Lauderdale), Bill & Judy Wilson (West Palm Beach) Mrs. Suzie (Eight Mile Rock), Croby Russell, The Dean Family, Neighbours, The Euwing family, Johnson family, McKinney family, Mr. & Mrs. Armstrong & family, The Cooper Small Group: Elvin & Jackie, Donnie & Alma, Dwight & Celia, Sean & Nikki, Alexio & Samara, DeAngelo & Amanda, Barry & Denise, Lionel & Beverly, Samuel & Daisy. The Wilson family of Nicoll's Town Andros & Freeport, The Hutchinson family of Nicoll's Town & Nassau, Jeff Ferguson, Ivan & Cynthia Conyers, The Riley family of Nicoll's Town & Nassau, The Treco family of Nicoll's Town & Nassau, The McDonald Family, The Pickstock family, Michelle Bowleg & family, Mrs. Melrose Scott Devine, The Mackey family, Ismae & Phillip Sands & family, Bertram Murphy & family, The Storr family, Edison Brice (Colina Insurance), The Evans family of Nicholl's Town & Nassau, The Nesbit family, Vantlock Fowler & family, Monica & Tammie Evans, Gregory Edgecombe & family, Chris Johnson, Jandilee Curry, Mrs. Cecille Albury & family, Andy & Aspacia Fox, Chester & Dierdre Fox, Deserine Cooper & family, James Roberts & family, Mr. & Mrs. Leo Knowles & family, Mr.& Mrs. Huntley Christie & family, The Dames family, Happy Feet Pre-School & Nursery, Lavone Knowles, Allan & Sylvia Knowles, Jamal Baker, The Carroll Family (Long Island), Mrs. Neta Wells, The Newbold family, Wayde & Erma Smith, Glenroy & Pearlean (Zum-Zum) Burrows, The Wells family (Long Island), Mr. & Mrs Basil McHardy, The Moxey family, The Neely family, Firstina Swain & family ,Katrina & Victor Cooper, Xavier Rolle, Greta Strachan, Ruby Rolle, Courtney Chandler, Bernice Brown, Serena Brown (Abaco), Darnell Russell (Colina Insurance) Clifford Ferguson, ASP Walter Evans, ASP Adderley (RBPF), Lt. Andrew Bowe (RBDF), The Constantakis family (Long Island), Megan Brown (First Caribbean Bank ) Allan Gilbert & family (Cat Island),The Edgecombe family (Nassau), Latario & Sharina Taylor, The Russell family North Andros, Doctors & Nurses of Male Surgical Ward 1 of The Princess Margaret Hospital, Department of Local Government,

The Long Island Community, The Sandy Point, Abaco Community, The Cat Island Community, The Inagua Community, The Mayaguana Community, The Rolleville, Community and the entire Exuma family.


January 28, 2014 - Long Island, The Bahamas

We send our sincere condolences to Father Chester Burton and family, the Anglican Diocese, the community of Long Island , on the loss of wis wife Coral Patrice Burton.


Mrs. Burton was a light to all, a mother, wife and friend. May her family and friends find comfort and peace in cherished memories.


January 24, 2014 - Long Island, The Bahamas

Ralph Gary Smith affectionately called "Red Dasher", age 46, of Seymour’s, Long Island.

Memorial Service will take place at 11am on Saturday, 25th January, 2014, in Glinton’s at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church

He is survived by his mother: Virginia "Jane" Smith; brothers: Drexel, Delbert and Wilton Smith; sister: Olga Smith-Simms; nieces: Pethra Morley-Williams and Netty Vernette Smith; nephews: D'Eldron, Bryson, Jaden, Zion, Naryan and Shavargo Lamont Smith; sister-in-law: Ruth Smith; brother-in-law: Richard Simms; nephew-in-law: Markland Williams; aunts: Glandina Pratt and Hilda Williams; uncle: Louis Major;  A host of other relatives and friends including: Cornelius A. Smith and family, Leon Smith, Leonora Daniels, Trudy Sands, Gwen Miller-McKenzie, Melanie Miller, Gary and Vincent Miller, Violet Weech, Flo Miller, Tryphena Bowe, Theophine Smith, Sheila, Norma, Audley, Kirk, Joel, Whitfield and Stephen Pratt, Mark, Stafford, Herbert, Ann and Maxine Smith, Jennavie Adderley, Vincent Pratt, Elgin Russel, Kenya Kerr, Lorna Glinton, Amos and Alvilda Pratt and family, Duhiza Swaby, Monique and Antionette Ferguson, Aussie Hepburn,  the Pratt and Smith family of North, Long Island, Cape Santa Maria staff, Bargain City Plaza staff, Omar Daley, Rodney Gibson and family, Emily Smith and family, Allie and Ambrose Smith and family, Shorn Gibson, Gaynor Gibson, Tammy Smith, Jan Smith, Eddie and Lemon Burrows and family, Alfred Knowles, Annette and Sharon, Alphonso Glinton and family, Rosa Adderley and family, John and Marion Peacock, Jobbie and family, Lauren, Pastor Bob Smith, Ruth and Harcourt Turnquest, Father Chester Burton and family, the Nurses and Doctors of Simms Clinic and Princess Margaret Hospital and the Staff of Scotia Bank. 

January 10, 2014 - Long Island, The Bahamas

We would like to express our sincere condolences to Mrs. Loretta Butler- Turner. The Long Island MP, FNM Deputy Leader, on the loss of her mother today. We ask that you keep her in your prayers during this terribly difficult time. Let her family be covered with blessings of love during this time of mourning.

We would like to send our sincere condolences to Lisa Newman, of Deadman's Cay, on the passing of her baby child.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


“For you created my inmost being;

You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you

When I was made in the secret place,

When I was woven together

In the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body;

All the days ordained for me were written

In your book before one of them came to be.”

-Psalm 139: 13-16


Age: 62 years

Resided: Freeport, Grand Bahama and formerly of Hamiltons, Long Island.


Funeral: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at The Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King, East Atlantic Drive and Pioneer's Way, Freeport, Grand Bahama.


Officiating: Archdeacon Harry Bain, assisted by Father Alvardo Adderley.


He is survived by his wife: Blossom Cartwright; children: Margarette Cartwright, Lydia Powell and Cleon Smith; grandchildren: Sadé, Stephanie, Steffari and Gabrielle Cartwright, Michael and Michel Forbes, Clintina, Adam, Patrick, Clayton Jr. and Claynique (Miracle) Powell, Garinique, Gary and Ghariesh Williams, Marlon and Trinity Smith; daughters-in-law: Stacey Cartwright and Crystal Smith; son-in-law: Clayton Powell Sr.; sisters: Bridgette and Helen Cartwright and Maria Pinder; brothers: Ambrose (Edith), Lawrence (Martha) and Bernard (Cassie) Cartwright; nieces: Sheila, Pamela, Bernadette and Selena Cartwright, Donna Sciuga, Catherine Wildgoose, Preserita Jones, Zelda (Edward) Smith, Nishka (Croften) Bain, Shanta and Aquilla Stuart, Sonia (Darvin) Ashe, Shakera (Billy) Ferguson, Sherita (Deargo) Knowles, Shakeitha Hall, Loushell, Rochelle and Latonia Stuart; nephews: Matthew (Monica) Best, Travis Best, Chad and Romel Hepburn, Daniel, Rodney, Sharrad (Georgina) and Shane (Samantha) Cartwright, Isaac and Miguel Pinder, Macaine Cartwright, Robert, Vernon, Deon (Tina), Darrell and Danard Stuart, Darcina, Dwight (Raslyn), Dwayne (Roxy) and Delvin (April) Parker, Jarrod (Tanaz) and Quinten (Bernique) Hall and Louis Stuart Jr.; numerous grand nieces and nephews; aunts: Theresa Treco and Joyce Lowe; uncles: Frank Cartwright, Damien Joseph and Milton Treco; sister-in-law: Jennifer (Edward) Parker; brothers-in-law: Louis Stuart Sr., and Lockward (Edith) Stuart; special friends: Dale Russell, Neville Garcia, Bernadine Gray, Roosevelt Newbold, Beula Wilson, Gary Williams, Willie Silver and Michael Forbes Sr. and a host of a other relatives and friends including: Cathy Knowles, Francis Cartwright and Kirklyn Neymour.



January 2, 2014 - Long Island, The Bahamas

 Anthony Brian Ritchie, 44 years of #20 Breaking Berry Drive, Blue Hills and formerly of Scrub Hill, Long Island, will be held on Saturday January 4th, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Trinity Way, Stapledon Gardens. Fr. Mark Lindsay-Fox assisted by Fr. Roderick Bain, Fr. John Kabiga, Rev'd. Canon Warren Rolle and Archdeacon G. Kingsley Knowles will officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive. 

Left to cherish his memories are: His loving wife: Bridgette Rolle-Ritchie; HisFather: Alvin L. Ritchie
Siblings: Bertha "Birdie" Ritchie, Reginald "Champ" Ritchie, Elizabeth "Liz" Strachan, Gordon "Mancy" Ritchie,  Kathleen "Kathy" Ritchie, David Ritchie, Gregory Cartwright; Mother-in-Law: Marilyn Rolle; Sisters-in-Law: Myrtis Darville, Sandia Ritchie, Daphne Ritchie, Jacqueline E. Ritchie, Jacqueline Ritchie, Karen Johnson; Aunts:Thelma Rolle-Williams, Thelma Rolle, Sylvia Obrien; Uncles: The Rev`d Canon Warren Rolle, & William Rolle

Brothers-in-Law: Willrow Strachan, Robert Rolle, Leslie Darville and Timothy Johnson 
Numerous Nieces and Nephews, including: , Keara Ellis; Ryan Moore; Michael and Monika Strachan; Justin, Colton, Robin and Jordan Ritchie; Andrea, Rebecca and Samantha Ritchie; Joshua Ritchie, Bianca and Kayse Cartwright; Floreene, Destiny and Hayley Ritchie; Dacia, Angelique, Briana and David, Jr. Ritchie; Ryan and Desmond Martinborough; Lauryn, Greg, Godchildren: William Carroll and Edward Knowles Jr.

Numerous Cousins, including: Paul, Cyril, Monty, Jackson, Ramona, Rosalee, Angie, Sandy, Patrick, Charlton, Jeffery, Alex, Sammy, Linda, Liz, Trixie, Diana, Eric, Jeanie, Barbara, Betty, Chubby, Frankie, Kirk, Winston, Curtis, Bernadette, Mary, Rachael, Beadie, Chris, Naomi, Sandy, Katrina, Lucie, Ramona, Kimberly, Joy, David, Dwight, Phillip, Colleen, Melbourn, Patricia, Laurence, Roselind Andrew, Colin, Latoya Gwen, Javado, Jania Julie, Jewelle , William Alex, Lorenzo, Crispin, Sophia, Simone, Wayne, Lakell, Glen and Kayriel; Other family, relatives and friends including: The Knowles, Ritchie, Cartwright, Darville, Rolle, Roxbury, Taylor and Gibson families; The Treco Family, Archdeacon G.K. Knowles, Archdeacon Keith Cartwright, Fr. Deangelo Bowe, Staff of Ritchie's Construction, Julia Taylor, Noel Cartwright, Clint Cartwright, Andrew Cartwright, Ernel Heastie, Flossie Darville, Steven Storr, Clyde Cartwright and numerous more friends and relatives.  

December 17, 2013 - Long Island, The Bahamas

Keva Shawn Turnquest, age 48, of Deadman's Cay, Long Island

Funeral Service:  St. John's Anglican Church in Buckley's,

Date:  Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Officiating: Canon Harry Ward.

Interment will follow in Gray's Memorial Cemetery,

Left to cherish her memories are;

Her mother: Ida Turnquest; Siblings and Inlaws: Kayla & John Curry, Ian & Ruth Turnquest, Sterling & Christine Turnquest, Mahaylia & David Harding, Phillipa Turnquest, Vanessa & Tyrone Knowles, Ryan Turnquest and Domonic & Shavonne Turnquest; adopted children: Vonetta Burrows, Ashley, Brittany, Meghan and Waverley Moore, Andre Smith and Sherese Wells; Adopted Mother: Elva Novin Turnquest; Aunts and Uncles: Dame Ivy Dumont, Sheila Lightbourn, Cora Cartwright; Gretchen &Carlton  Jones, Geron & Sylvia Turnquest, Chester & Barbara Turnquest, Anna Cooper, Berkley & Jennifer Turnquest, Fronia Turnquest, Dudley & Althea Turnquest, Kenneth & Ida Turnquest, Angela & Harold Wells, Blanche Turnquest and Rowena Cornish; nieces: Johnaka Curry, Camille Turnquest, Heather Harding, Tiffany & Anthony Ingrham,  Anthea Knowles, Leslia and Alissa; nephews: Christopher, Triston and Shabazio Turnquest, Nathen and Isaiah Harding and Caden Knowles; grand niece: Summer Ingraham;  and a host of other relatives and friends especially the staff of BTC.


December 9, 2013

Keva Turnquest, long time employee of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company of Deadmans Cay, passed away.We pay our respects and send our condolences to her family, friends and team at BTC. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.


Falcon Glenmore Major, aged 75 , of Soldier Road and formerly of Deadman's Cay, Long Island.

Funeral Service: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Community Church, Palmetto Village.

Officiating: Pastor Rex Major assisted by Sr. Pastor Lyall Bethel, Pastor Marcel Lightbourne and other ministers of the Gospel.

Interment:Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Christine Majors: Sons: Andre' ,Terrance "Tony", Marcus, Nelson "Garth", Falcon II, Donovan, Troy, Seig' fried "Lance", Jared, Lamont, Glanville, Fabian, Alexis, Rex, Demetrius Major and Kevin Newbold; Daughters: Marie Roberts ,Tanya Newbold, Glenda Depeine, Desiree Corneille, Demetria, Tiffany, Tracy, Tenille, Rokell, Angirese, Malvese, Shakera, Laurie, Grace, Lynn Major; Grand children: Shante' Major ,Julian Major ,Andre' Major II, Starniecia Dean, Marcellus Major, Marcus Major II , Rashad Roberts, Keitra Roberts, Richard Mark Wilson, Daniel Depeine, Rachel Depeine, Falcon Major III ,Olive Major, Donovan Major II , Danielle Jayda Armbrister , Aneysa Adderley, Naim Adderley, Raheem Adderley, Cairo Green , Caira Green, Jazaria Major, Taheer Major , Tyra Major, Caleb Corneille ,Kaitlyn Corneille, Lanicia Major , Tatiana Major, Latia Major, Ashley Major, Nya Major, Lauren Major , Kendal Seymour , Destiny , Alexio , Asia Major, Taytum Major,Tazar Major, Rylie Ward and Alexia Major; Great grand children : Leshan and Aliya; His siblings: Rita and Charles Sweeting, Marjorie and Herbert Treco, Rex and Doreen Major, Dale Williams, Anastacia and Nehemiah Bullard, Glen Major, Sandra and Paul Cartwright, Valerie Hudson, Sylvia and Allan Knowles, Daniel and Eris Knowles, U.S.A.; Sons- in- law: Keith Roberts, Richard Corneille, Gilbert Nixon Depeine; Daughters- in- law: Shasta Major, Lauren Ashley Major, Mandy Major and Janelle Major; Nephews: Philip, Michael, Brian and Barry Sweeting, Greg, Ricardo, Vaughn and Timothy Treco, Neil and Nicholas Cartwright, Nate and Donavon Hudson, Brent and Trevor Outten, Jerry, Larry and Doug Knowles, Clint, Al Knowles, Weste Williams; Nieces: Michelle Stubbs, Ramona Peet ,Joy Coleby, Melodie Hanna, Daneen Southworth, Jewel Major, Gem Dickens, Jasmin Rodgers, Jade Bryan, Tiffany Williams, Da'Niele Hudson, Tanya Hepburn, Felicity Knowles, Claudia Cartwright, Suzette Knowles, Crystal Cartwright, Rose Toote, Bernadette Sturrup, Minette Cartwright, Lana Taylor, Jeanie and Denise Knowles, Kim Riedel, Kerri Taylor; Numerous cousins including: Drexel Turnquest, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Turnquest, Whitmore Turnquest, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Turnquest, Mr. and Mrs. John Wells, Meta Bethel, Una Elliot. Cynthia Dean, Patricia Turnquest , Celeste Lockhart, Lillian Major, Blanche Watson, Hiram Major, Alva Major. Ida Barclay, Remelda Constantakis, Paul Darville, Delbert Darville, Roscoe Darville, Dorothy Turnquest, Merril Knowles, Angela Treco, Maitland Jones, Ruth Burrows, Leon Cartwright, Carlin and Randolph Knowles, Beryl and Lacton Cartwright,Myrtis Cartwright, Danzella Trask, Hazel Johnson and Kirk Darville; Special family and friends including: Mr.and Mrs Dodridge Hunt, Henry and Ena Major and Family, Frank Dean and family, Prince Mather, The Watson family, The Burrows family, Pastor and Mrs. Marcel Lightbourne, Pastor and Mrs. Tinkle Hanna, Sr. Pastor and Mrs. Lyall Bethel, Pastor Tom and Lesa Roberts and family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard McHardy and family, Ervin Knowles and family, Cartwright's Gospel Chapel, Charles and Angela Wallace, The Roberts family (in Clarence Town), the entire Long Island community, Grace Community Church, Pat's Senior Citizens Home 

Dorothy Deal, aged 86, of Deals, Long Island.

Funeral Services: 2pm, Saturday, October 26th, 2013

St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Shirley Street.

Officiating: Rev. Fr. Chester Burton assisted by Canon Sebastian Campbell.

Interment: St. Anne's Cemetery, Fox Hill Road North.

Left to cherish her memories are her Sons: Frank, Daniel, Ephraim Deal; Daughters: Patricia Mcintosh, Grace and Winifred Deal; Adopted Son: Ridel Knowles; Daughters-in-law: Pamela and Lorraine Deal; Grandchildren: Natasha Deal, Regan Deal, Miquelle Miller, Carla Adderley, Deniro Chase, Nikita Newbold, Darshana Aidan, Latrell, Enricko, and Kristen Deal Granddaughters- in- law: Villiane Deal and Lucianna Chase; Grandson- in-law: Vernon William Deal II; Great grandchildren: Vania Deal, Vernon William Deal III, Regan and Megan Deal, Andreyah Rolle and Elana Chase; Nephews: Mark, Leslie and Albert Smith, Vernon, Michael, Douglas and Duane Wells, Perry, Chris, Brian, Peter, Donahue, Shane and Patrick Knowles, Paul Miller; Nieces: Elizabeth Knowles, Joyce Knowles, Sylvia Andrews, Valerie Stevenson, Elizabeth Bridges, Saran Knowles and Kimberley Villachica: Numerous relatives including: Basil, Raymond, Bert, Andrew, Dennis, Alton, and Desmond Fox, Chappy Knowles, Marie Carrol, Melonie Fox, Kathleen Harding, Eugene and Richard Knowles, Hazel Halkitis, Lillian Beamon, Anna Fox, Angela Carrol, Edward Knowles, Louisa Cartwright, Violet Knowles, Marcella Malone, Norman and Judy Reiach, Dr. Carolyn Hanna, Joan Mason, Michael Morgan and Deborah Hanna-Morgan. Other relatives and friends including Patricia Bain, Trevor Thompson, Vernon Deal and Family, Melvern Davis and family, Rowena Cooper and family, Rebecca and Nathalie Knowles, Senator Alex Storr, Mr. & Mrs. Mario Simms, Gwendolyn Pinder, Loretta Wells, Emma Ferguson.

Randolph Stepfield Cartwright of Berry's, Long Island, The Bahamas
Sunrise: 9th September, 1923
Sunset: 5th October, 2013
Age: 90 years
Tait’s, Long Island, The Bahamas

SATURDAY, 19th OCTOBER, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
OFFICIATING: Deacon Patrick Darville
ASSISTED BY: Cath. Mr. Paul Cartwright & Cath. Mrs. Brenda Major
ORGANIST:Mr. Julian Jesubatham
INTERMENT: Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery
Tait’s, Long Island, The Bahamas
DIRECTING: Mt. Olive Funeral Chapel


Left to cherish his memories are Two Sons: Andrew and Leslie Cartwright; Three Daughters: Marguerite Cartwright, Bernadette Cartwright Chenowith and Nurse Sheryl Carey; One Son-in-law: Alex Carey; Two Daughters-in-law: Rev. Paulette Cartwright and Suzan Cartwright; One Brother: John Cartwright; Three Sisters: Annie Pratt, Mary Darville and Ada Rolle; Fifteen Sisters-in-law: Chloe, Burnette, Rosa, Elaine, Eileen Treco-Cartwright and Ethelyn Cartwright, Angela, Marjorie, Marilyn, Kathy and Rosemary Treco, Alice Burrows, Annie Boodoo, Dawn Young and Doris Dean; Eleven Brothers-in-law: Herbert Treco, Harry Treco, Thomas Treco, David Treco, and Basil Treco, Raphael Cartwright, Claudius Burrows, Roopnaraine (Daniel) Boodoo, Gary Young, Stanley Miller and Eleaser Rolle; Six Grandsons: Dr. Julian Jesubatham and granddaughter in law; Dr. Sallyann Jessie Ganpot- Jesubatham, Byron, Andre, Leslie, David and Nicholas Chenowith; Seven Granddaughters: Bianca Major, Marie and Louise Chenowith, Nathalie Cartwright, Michelle Woodside  and grandson in law; Taryll Woodside, Amy,Paige Cartwright; Two Great-grandsons: Zachary Noah Chenowith and Tariq Woodside; One Greatgranddaughter: Jade Chenowith, Isabelle Lewis; One Godchild: Zerlean Deleveaux; Numerous Nieces and Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends including: Eugenia and Jelva Cartwright, Mr. & Mrs. Ravi Jesubatham & Family, Mrs. Genieva Rutherford, Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Russell and Family, Winnifred and Creola Carey, Elvina McIntosh, Ethamae Musgrove, Paul (Pablo) and Ruth Cartwright, Lawrence L.G. Major, Mr. & Mrs. McField Mortimer, Jennifer “Piggy” Cartwright, Agnes Wright, Lakesa Lloyd, Simeon & Clarice Cartwright, Deacon Patrick and Gloria Darville, Brenda Major, Dr. Yvette Carter, Nurse Opal Bowe, Regina Minnis, Charlotta Rahming, Jerome “Jerry” and Carmelita Treco, The Pratt, Major, Carroll, Cartwright, Watson, Turnquest and Darville families of South Long Island.


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