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March 12, 1949 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 71)


Known as Buddy, Uncle Bud, Peanut and Smiley was born March 12, 1949 in Washington, D.C. He departed this life on February 17, 2021.  He is survived by one daughter, Bernice Fadare; two sons, James Melvin Hemsley, Jr. (Poonie) and Christopher James Hemsley Allen; four grandchildren, Marcus and Martin Fadare, Tylisha Lee and Stephanie Tobe; two great-grandchildren, Journie and Jaziyah Lee; three sisters, Elizabeth Smith, Gloria Tobe and Michelle Tyree; one brother, Louis Hemsley; two brothers-in-law, Dennis Tyree who preceded him in death and Olin Tobe, Jr.; one sister-in-law, Roberta Hemsley; four nephews, ten nieces, twelve great nephews, fifteen great nieces, two great-great nephews, five great-great nieces, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

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