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Celebrating Fathers

June 5, 2018 by  
Filed under Feature

On this Father’s Day, our fathers are to be celebrated for the love and guidance they give. Their contributions have built legacies for us to uphold and build upon — and we honor them all that they mean in our lives.

Cheria Goodloe — Celebrates her father, pianist Oliver Goodloe.

Erin Mason — Celebrates her father, Larry “Emo” Wright — who retired from CCSD as a teacher and was once a bodyguard for Wayne Newton.

Laurice Denise Guice — celebrates her father, Maurice Guice, also known as deejay Suga D.

Charlotte M. Shields-Dancy — My daddy was Edward Shields. He was the first African American investigator to be hired to the District Attorney’s Office in the state of Nevada. He was also an associate minister at Second Baptist Church.

Selina Ross — Celebrates her father Robert Duke, a retired IT systems administrator.

Carol Bolden Peterson — Larry C. Bolden retired from the
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after 30 plus years
of service to the community. He taught me the value of respect
regardless of race, sex or social class. The referenced picture
hangs in the lobby of the Larry C. Bolden Area Command Station in the Historic West Las Vegas. He loved his community.

Kathy Lattimore — My dad was Hillry Lattimore. Everyone called him Mickey. He was an aircraft electrician at Nellis AFB for 37 years. Back in the ‘60s, he volunteered his time at the Westside Boys Club here in Las Vegas, and taught young men how to build and fly model airplanes. Every Sunday we would all go to Doolittle Field and fly our planes. He mentored so many of our community heroes: Sudden Sam Smith, William Smith, Melvin Givens, and Mujahid Ramadan to name a few. He passed away in 2006 and I miss him dearly.”

Simon Marshall — Proud father and grandfather.

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