More than 500 people said goodbye to Nathan Conyers, one of three founders of The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper Printing & Publishing Co., during a four-hour visitation at St. Mark A.M.E. Church on Sunday May 6, 2018. Mr. Conyers died on April 27, 2018 after a long illness.
Conyers was a familiar face and voice in the Milwaukee community for more than 30 years, through media promoting the city’s African American community. He not only carved out a niche for himself as a media professional, but through The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper and its parent company, NCON Communication, Inc., he became a prolific creator of jobs within Milwaukee’s central city.
Conyers also was well known in local political circles. He served as a legislative aide for Monroe Swan, who was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate 6th district in 1972 and served him until his term ended in 1981. Conyers also served as an advisor and board member to several community organizations: the interdenominational faith group, Pastors United; the Milwaukee chapter of Operation PUSH; and Independence First, an advocacy organization for people with disabilities. He also served on the board of directors for a number of private and community organizations. Prior to founding the Times he had also worked for the Milwaukee Community Journal and Project Focal Point.
A native of rural South Carolina, Conyers attended public school in Paxville, SC in Clarendon County. The Conyers family later moved to Sumter, SC. Interment and Benediction will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Park Cain’s Mill Road, Sumter, SC.