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Obituaries

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

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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Legacy.com launches 20 new local news partnerships

Jul 14, 2020

These new affiliates will now offer their readers and local funeral homes the benefits of our newest memorialization platform, one designed to connect a hyperlocal audience across the digital landscape ...

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Graph Communication Advisors Group reorganized, renamed in honor of the late Raymond J. Prince

Jul 14, 2020

The group’s purpose is to keep the graphic communication industry alive and vibrant by helping industry companies solve problems, come up with new ideas for expanding business, and to serve as a ...

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Saying goodbye to a part of history ⁠— remembering Marj Carpenter (1927-2020)

Jul 1, 2020

Marj Carpenter worked for 28 years as a field reporter with newspapers in Pecos, Andrews and Big Spring, Texas, and she was recognized throughout West Texas as a journalist, historian and supporter ...

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Nolan Porterfield (1920-2020)

Jul 1, 2020

Nolan Porterfield, author, journalist, educator and broadcaster, died May 18, 2020, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 

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