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Obituaries

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Legacy’s new community memorial pages reach 10k local readers

Jul 9, 2021

3,850 new pages launching soon to meet demand

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Amy Raymond, 1976-2021

Jul 2, 2021

Amy Lanee Raymond, who worked at The Oklahoman for more than 20 years, died suddenly on May 9, 2021. She was 45.

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Former Leader publisher moved newspaper, town into new era

Jul 2, 2021

Friends and former coworkers of long-time Ruston Daily Leader publisher Tom Kelly are remembering Kelly as a brilliant writer who help moved Ruston, Louisiana, and the newspaper into a new era.

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Gary ‘Kent’ Gardner, 1940-2021

Jul 2, 2021

He was born into journalism, working with both of his parents, first at the Mobridge Tribune where his father Roy Gardner was editor, and then on to Sioux Center Iowa where both his mother, Mary Louise, ...

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John Berry Bruce, 1955-2021

Jul 2, 2021

In August 2011, John became the Highland County news editor for The Recorder in Monterey, where he served the community for nearly 10 years with award-winning features, photography and investigative journalism.

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James Huddart Lee, 1917-2021

Jun 4, 2021

Former Pine Bluffs Post Publisher James Huddart “Jim” Lee, died December 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. He was 103.  

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Longtime Herald publisher, owner Bill Hartman dead at 79

Jun 4, 2021

Bill Hartman, the longtime owner of the Fort Bend Herald in Rosenburg, Texas, died the afternoon of May 3 at a Sugar Land hospital. He was 79. Hartman, known more commonly by Herald readers as “BH” ...

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Thomas “Tom” Addison Buckner III, 1934-2021

Jun 4, 2021

A memorial service for Thomas “Tom” Addison Buckner III, age 86, who died April 9, 2021, was held Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Canyon Creek Baptist Church, 4306 S 31st St, Temple, Texas.  ...

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M.D. Drysdale, 1944-2021

Jun 1, 2021

Maurice Dickey Drysdale, 76, editor/publisher emeritus of the White River Valley Herald, died early morning, April 28, 2021, at his home on LaBounty Road in Randolph.

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