HORACE C. PRICE, best known to friends and co-workers as "Pricey", worked the Housing Authority of the City of Camden at Westfield Acres for many years, where I got to know him as a co-worker. "Pricey" was a good man, and liked by everyone who worked with him. He retired sometime after the Acres were torn down and passed away on December 28, 2007.

Phil Cohen
February 3, 2008

Horace Chelton Price was born on September 20, 1932 in Camden, New Jersey to Charles and Lucille Price. His parents, both natives of South Carolina, had come to Camden in the early 1920s. The Prices had lived at 442 West Street in South Camden in the years immediately before his birth. Horace was the youngest of four children, coming after Thelma, James, and William. He attended public schools and high school in Camden, and served in the Army during the Korean War. "Pricey" also had a brief career as a boxer. 

Camden Courier-Post * January 3, 2008


Of Camden, NJ, on December 28, 2007, age 75.
He is survived by his wife Brooksie Cromer-Price, two children Dexter G. Price, Sr. (Valerie) and Rory S. Price, Sr., twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two brothers James Price and William Price, Sr. (Clara), sisters-in-law Louise Brinson, Annie Cromer and Sarah Jackson, brother-in-law Rufus Cromer (Thelma) and Moses Holmes (Cindy), two godchildren Wendy Cromer and Daniel Alston, a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Services: Saturday, 11am at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1198 Penn Street, Camden, NJ, where friends may call after 9am. Interment: Harleigh Cemetery. Arrangements by CARL MILLER FUNERAL HOME, CAMDEN AND LAWNSIDE.


Horace Chelton Price was born on September 20, 1932 in Camden, New Jersey; son of the late Charles and the late Lucille Price. He was the brother of the late Thelma Price.

Horace departed this life on Friday, December 28, 2007.

Horace attended Camden Public Schools and after high school, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Horace retired from the Camden Housing Authority after twenty years of service.

Horace was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Horace was a boxer for a short period of time who enjoyed playing pool, watching sports and talking with people in the community where he was respected and known by all as "Pricey".

Horace is survived by his loving wife, Brooksie M. Cromer-Price; sons, Dexter G. Sr. {Valerie} and Rory S. Sr.; grandchildren, Rory, Jr., Raheem, Sr., Rasheem, Markiem {Valencia}, JaQueena, Tykiem, Dexter, Jr., Rashad, Denise "Ranishad", Rayon, Nasheed, Nashawn; great grandchildren, Raheem, Jr., Fabyon, Jasheem, Quashon and Natalya; brothers, James Price {Clara} and William A. Price, Sr.; brother-in-law, Rufus Cromer {Thelma} and Moses Holmes {Cindy}; sisters-in-law, Louise Brinson, Anne Cromer and Sara Jackson; special daughter, Yolanda Price; close friend, Marvin Preston; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Camden Courier-Post * October 29, 1931

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