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Obituaries

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

Barbara King, 1950-2022

Nov 2, 2022

Barbara King, who was an independent spirit, a lifetime advocate for human and animal rights, as well as for integrity in journalism, passed away at her twin sister’s home in Watertown, Massachusetts, ...

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Longtime Enterprise owner/publisher dies at 79

Nov 2, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of The Calaveras Enterprise’s owner and publisher, our own guiding light, Ralph Alldredge.

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A Legend Lost; In Memory of James Lew Angell

Oct 1, 2022

Lifelong journalist Jim Angell died Wednesday, August 17, at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He worked as a reporter at the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, Washington, for several years, where ...

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Celebrate and remember the lives of our late newspaper colleagues, 2021-2022

Oct 1, 2022

NNA members will receive a copy of the NNA member necrology (fall 2021-fall 2022) at the Annual Meeting during the Saturday breakfast of the Annual Convention & Trade Show. It is also available for ...

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Joe Johnson, 1930-2022

Oct 1, 2022

Joe A. Johnson, the first publisher of the Vian Tenkiller News, died June 7, 2022. He was 91.

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Longtime journalist Tom Graham dies at 71

Oct 1, 2022

Tom Graham, former executive editor of the once vaunted Patuxent Publishing newspapers and a longtime editor of the health section at The Washington Post, died early Wednesday, June 22, at his home in ...

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Thomas J. Phillips, 1932-2022

Oct 1, 2022

Thomas J. “Tom” Phillips Jr., 90, of Pana, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 29, 2022, in Heritage Health, Pana. Along with his wife, Doris, they were the owners and publishers of the ...

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Former Observer publisher Mike Ryan passes

Sep 8, 2022

Ryan, who had been in declining health, passed away July 10, one day after his 81st birthday. Services were at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, followed by a reception at the family home.

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Cary Griffin, 1943-2022

Sep 1, 2022

Cary Lee Griffin (78) of Forney, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 2, 2022, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas with his wife, Judy, by his side.

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