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Obituary: Patricia Jeraldine Lovett Carthen

Patricia Jeraldine Lovett Carthen

Patricia Jeraldine Lovett Carthen

Patricia Jeraldine Lovett Carthen, 86, of San Bernardino, passed away August 3, 2017. She was born in Los Angeles on December 19, 1930.

Pat graduated from Chaffey High School in Ontario in 1947 and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degrees from Cal State San Bernardino. She was married to James C. Carthen, on November 23, 1952.

Pat had a long career in education, working for the San Bernardino Unified School District, first as a teacher, and then as a high school guidance counselor for over 30 years. She served on the Boards of the YWCA of San Bernardino and Inland Behavioral Clinic; a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Phi Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.; and a member of Ecclesia Christian Fellowship.

Pat had a passion for football, theatre, jazz, travel, and most of all children and their education.

She is survived by her children Kevin Carthen, Shelley Carthen Watson, and Tracy Carthen (Twillea); grandchildren Kendall Carthen, Megan Carthen Jackson (Marcus), Sarah Carthen Watson, Eric Carthen, and Kenneth Wilkes; and her great grandchildren Isaiah, Kya, Kendrick and Kobe Carthen, and Ireland Wilkes. Predeceased by her husband, James Carthen, parents Robert Sr. and Frances Lovett, brothers Theodore and Robert Lovett Jr., and grandson Evan Carthen.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 14, from 4 p.m. 8 p.m., at Mt View Mortuary & Cemetery, 570 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino. Homegoing Services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Omega Omega Ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. Repast immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1355, San Bernardino, CA 92402; Phi Delta Kappa Patricia Carthen Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3147, San Bernardino, CA 92413; and Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties or the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Attn: Online Services, P.O. Box 96771, Washington, DC 20090-6771.

Local Schools Provide New Tools for Back-to-School Shopping

INLAND EMPIRE- Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all their school’s supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com.  

With just one or two clicks, parents can find their child’s exact supply list and then click right over to pre-filled shopping carts on Target, Walmart, Jet.com or Amazon to purchase their list and have it shipped right to their home.  Target and Walmart also offer in-store pick-up.  Super easy, super convenient.  

The site already includes lists for: Bloomington Christian Elementary School, Bloomington; Cajon High School, San Bernardino; Cooley Ranch Elementary, Colton; Dollahan Elementary School, Rialto; Excel Prep, San Bernardino; Grand Terrace High School, Grand Terrace; Lugonia Elementary School, Redlands; North Ridge Elementary, Moreno Valley; Packinghouse Christian Academy, Redlands; Palm Avenue Elementary School, San Bernardino; Reche Canyon Elementary School, Colton; Samuel W Simpson Elementary School, Rialto; Seneca Elementary, Moreno Valley; St Catherine Of Siena School, Rialto; and Valley Of Enchantment Elementary School, Crestline.

“For decades, the supply list process has been a frustration for parents,” points out TeacherLists President, John Driscoll.  “Where to find the lists?  When are they available?  Forgetting the list on the counter at home.  Hunting the isles for the specific items their teacher has requested.  All of those issues are solved with TeacherLists.”

More than 50,000 schools now have lists posted on TeacherLists.  Lists for more than 1 million classrooms are live on the site and include required and requested items as well as specific notes and clarifications from teachers and school staff. 

Complete details and all the lists are available at www.teacherlists.com/parents.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Installs New Pastor, Dr. Michael Andrew Owens

Pastor Owens

Pastor Owens

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, a 106-year-old historic church in San Bernardino has selected Dr. Michael Andrew Owens as the new Pastor, who hails from Detroit Michigan. Beginning on Saturday August 12 at 6 p.m. there will be a festive musical celebration, featuring guest musicians, Evangelist Kimberly Whitsett and Minister of Music, Gregory Pearson from Bethel Baptist Church East.

On Sunday, August 13, “Installation services” will be conducted at the 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and commence with dinner and a formal 4 p.m. event.  Distinguished guest speakers will present during all services and the community and legislators are encouraged to join in sharing this exciting occasion.  Dr. Owens will continue a very proud, phenomenal, impactful leadership of spirituality and community service which New Hope Missionary Baptist Church has provided the Inland Empire.

Reverend Dr. Michael Andrews Owens accepted the call to preacher the age of fifteen and was licensed by the Bethany Baptist Church in his hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania.  In 1982, Rev. Owens was examined by the New Hope Baptist Association and ordained at the Calvary Baptist Church in Chester, Pennsylvania.  He now celebrates more than 40 years as a preacher of the gospel.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, Dr. Owens further prepared himself for the ministry through secular and religious educational pursuits.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from West Chester State University, West Chester, PA. He completed his theological education at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA., earning both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees.

He was also a great asset to the community as he directed the Capital Area City-Wide Revival for 10 years as a part of his work with the Interdenominational Ministers Conference of Greater Harrisburg, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Owens formerly pastored Bethel Baptist Church-East in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Owens was called to serve as Pastor at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on May 3, 2017. Pastor Owens continues to faithfully minister the Gospel in word and deed as he leads the church family to worship God in Spirit and in Truth.