D. Webster Urey V Dies – Former Assistant Minister of National Security, R.L.

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The death is announced of Mr. D. Webster Urey the Fifth (V),   which sad event occurred at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America on Thursday, November 20, 2014, following a brief illness.  He was 66. 

Following his graduation from Cuttington University College (now University), D. Webster V  commenced his professional career as Director of the Afro-Asian Bureau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  He was later appointed Assistant Minister in the Ministry of National Security in the Executive Mansion.

Following the 1980 coup d’etat, he served as Assistant Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Liberia and as principal of Todee Presbyterian Mission.

Webster later traveled to the USA where he lived for a number of years.  According to his younger brother, Mr. Benoni Urey, Webster returned home three years ago.

Mr. D. Webster Urey the Fifth was born on January 25, 1948, the second of 11 children born to the union of Mr. D. Webster Urey the Fourth (IV) and his wife Mrs. Emma Boyce Urey.

D. Webster V attended the Careysburg Public School, B.W. Harris Episcopal School and Lott Carey Baptist Mission where he graduated from high school.  He later matriculated to Cuttington University College, where he graduated in Political Science.

He wedded Ms. Teplar Tumu Urey and this union was blessed with a daughter, Emma Sophie Urey.  This marriage having ended in divorce, D. Webster V entered into holy wedlock with Ms. Shirley Urey which union was blessed with a daughter, Danielle Urey.

Mr. D. Webster V was also blessed with a son, Fongbana  Urey.

Survivors include several children, including a son,  Fongbana; six daughters,  Emma, Patience, Elaine, Danielle, Darmain, Daria; a sister Mrs. Abigail Urey Ngara;   several brothers, Calvin (Dedosta), Emmanuel, Edwin (Kumba), Benoni (Mai),   Ernest, Oral (Fatu) and Evann (Barkari); and many other relatives.       

The funeral service will take place in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA on December 6, 2014.  Shortly thereafter the body of Mr. D. Webster Urey V  will be flown to Liberia where the final funeral rites will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Careysburg, at a date to be announced.  

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