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Obituaries

Celebrate and remember the lives of late newspaper colleagues. BROUGHT TO YOU BY 

Juanelle ‘Wassie’ Vickery (1929-2020)

Sep 1, 2020

A life dedicated to telling the stories of the people and communities of Hart County came to an end July 31 when longtime editor of The Hartwell (Georgia) Sun, Juanelle “Wassie” Vickery, died ...

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Tom Sutherland (1924-2020)

Sep 1, 2020

Tom Sutherland, the inspiration for “The Old Grouch” in the Casper (Wyoming) Star Tribune for many years, died July 6. He was 95.

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Rick Murphy (1950-2020)

Sep 1, 2020

On Tuesday, July 21, at around 6:30 p.m., Rick Murphy, the former editor of the Independent newspaper based in East Hampton, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He had been hospitalized on Friday ...

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Cal Poly honors industry icon with graphic communication scholarship and endowment

Aug 14, 2020

Ray Prince was a highly respected professional who supported printing industry education. 

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Richard D. "Dick" Boyd (1936-2020)

Jul 29, 2020

In 1970, Dick and Mary Beth purchased the Norton Daily Telegram and Wilson-Carter Printers Inc. making their home in Norton, Kansas. 

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Sally Maxwell (1943-2020)

Jul 29, 2020

Maxwell and her family moved to Sallisaw, Oklahoma, in 1979 and Maxwell took a job at the Sequoyah County Times as society editor.

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Alice (Kay) Potter (1919-2019)

Jul 29, 2020

The Potters formerly owned six newspapers including four weeklies and a daily, the Culpeper (Virginia) Star-Exponent, and a daily in New Jersey. 

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Billy Smith (1934-2020)

Jul 29, 2020

In 1972, he moved to Dyersburg, Tennessee, where he served as publisher for the State Gazette, leaving in 1980 to become the publisher for the Southwest Times in Pulaski, Virginia. 

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US Rep. John Lewis: A First Amendment Champion

Jul 23, 2020

Few people in history have so exemplified the hopes of the nation’s founders that the First Amendment’s strong protection for the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition ...

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