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Obituaries

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Harry Brandt Ayers (1935–2020)

Jun 1, 2020

Harry Brandt Ayers died at his home on May 3. He was 85 years old. After serving in the Navy, Ayers returned to Anniston for a brief stint working for his family’s newspaper, The Anniston Star. 

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Publisher of The Carolina Times dies, possibly marking the end of the historic paper

May 28, 2020

Edmonds’ son, Christian Edwards, said the newspaper’s April 18 issue will likely be its last.

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Philip Austin Berkebile (1936–2020)

May 28, 2020

Berkebile retired as executive vice president of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association in 2004 after serving 22 years in Austin, Texas.

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George Richard Dalton (1939–2020)

May 28, 2020

He was the fourth generation to lead the newspaper.

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Debra Buker (1953–2020)

May 28, 2020

Debra became editor of the Perrysburg Messenger-Journal in 2003. She retired as editor at the end of August 2018 but stayed on to help for about 10 hours a week through June 2019.

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Thomas Francis Missett (1940–2020)

May 28, 2020

Tom was 26 when he arrived in North County in 1967 and took over the "Blade" newspaper, making him the youngest publisher of a daily paper in the U.S. 

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Raymond J. Prince (1944–2020)

May 28, 2020

Prince had consulted in numerous operational areas that cover the gamut of disciplines from sheetfed and web–press testing and solving paper and ink problems, to color–control systems and paper ...

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Antoinette Gloria Bosco

May 1, 2020

Antoinette Gloria Bosco, 91, of Brookfield, New York, died peacefully in her home on March 20, 2020, with her devoted daughter, Margee Minier, by her side. 

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Jay W. Jackson

May 1, 2020

Jay William Jackson of Rogers, Arkansas, died Friday, March 6, 2020.

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