Age 80 Pell City, Alabama
Herman C. Balltrip
Age 76 Corbin, Kentucky
Robert O. Benson
Mary Benson Age
William I. Bowen Age 68 Inez, Kentucky
Age 48 Birmingham, Alabama
Nora Lee Cotney
Age 70 Milton, Florida
Leon Drivers Age 77 Pell City, Alabama
Elizabeth Paschall Ellington Age 54
Lorene Fann Age 49 Birmingham, Alabama
(sister to Barbara Peoples)
Age 73 Wayne, West Virginia
Robert Freely Age 64 Pell City, Alabama
Rosa Nell Freely
Age 68 Pell City, Alabama
Fransice Stewart Goldie Age 41
Bath County, Kentucky
Alfonza Gover Age 80 Pell City, Alabama
Henry Gover Age 55 Pell City, Alabama
Navy William Harris Age 53 Brighton, Alabama
Al Hovermale Age Irvine, Kentucky
Eugene E. Huntsman Age 71
Red Oak, Iowa
Age 74 Bullitt County, Kentucky
Theodore "Ted" Hughes Age 75
Age 60 Salyersville, Kentucky
Larry Knight Age 43 Roebuck, Alabama
William Lamar Jennings Age 63
Leonard Lundy Age 67 Tazwell, Kentucky
Jarnado McDonald Age 36 North Birmingham, Alabama
Frances M. Martin
Age 77 Pineville, Kentucky
Ralph H. Michael Age 72 Red Oak, Iowa
Age 64 Wooton, Kentucky
Donald W. Nelson Age 58 Red Oak, Iowa
Hershall R. Nickell age: 70 Springfield, Ohio
Age 59 Atlanta, Georgia
Frank Overton, Sr.
Age 51 Birmingham, Alabama
(sister to Lorene Fann)
Atlas M. Sawyer Age 52
Grimes, Alabama WWII Army
Emily Scales Age 41 Pell City, Alabama
Donald Eugene Scott Age
Montgomery County, Kentucky
Alton Sims Age 60 Columbiana, Alabama
Wilma Jean Smith Age 67 Bowling Green, Kentucky
Age 65 Pell City, Alabama
Charles S. Stafford
Age 57 Inez, Kentucky
Nancy May Stafford
Age 62 Inez, Kentucky
Margaret Steiner age: 70 Fort Collins, Colorado
William "Bill" Taylor Age 79 Stinnett, Kentucky
Age 70 Pell City, Alabama
Charles Wells Age 66 Hyden, Kentucky
Ann Cannon Williamson Age 55
Age 45 Birmingham, Alabama
Please consider adding the name of your family or friend who died a
painful death as a result of their smokeless or smoking tobacco addiction or
Just send email information to Mike Sawyer son of Atlas M. Sawyer:
Mike Sawyer was the first in the
world to create a Tobacco Death Memorial in 1999.
May 10, 2006
It has been 6 months since I last held your hand.
As I sit here and reflect on that last night, memories overwhelm me.
I was assigned Monday nights as the night to prepare dinner for you. My
sister and two brothers had other nights of the week. I was never the
cook that my sister was but you ate what I put before you like it was
I ask you to tell me about your life experience as a young father with a
wife and four small children in the late fifties and early sixties. I
was brought to tears when you told me of the time you worked out of town
and only had ketchup, crackers and water to eat for several days.
You sent all your money home to Mom.
You would have to catch a ride to your job 2 hours away and sleep in a
boarding house with several other men. You did what you had to do to take
care of your family. You just didn't do it then, you did it all the days
of your life. You not only provided a home for us but also a Christian
When they played "Daddy's Hands" at your funeral, I thought of those
last moments that I held your hand.
You are no longer here to share
memories or meals with me due to cigarettes.
When you were having spinal problems back in 2003, a doctor in Birmingham
told you that you would have to quit smoking for 6 months before he would
do surgery. You were so determined to have this surgery to stop the pain
that you stopped smoking. We were so proud of you. We knew this took a
lot of effort for someone who had smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day for
20 years or more. Your family physician could not believe how much your
lungs and breathing improved.
You went to Birmingham and made it through the surgery with flying
colors. Nothing could stop you once you made up your mind. You came home
to recover and get on with your life.
You began to smoke every once in a while, hiding it from us. We began to
question you when we would find lighters, but you always had an answer.
To love you meant that we respected you and finally you reached the point
where you could not walk to the mail box with out giving out of breath.
In October of last year you were having some breathing problems and you
consulted your physician. He admitted you to the hospital, telling us
children that he had seen you in worse condition but he wanted to admit
The medications to help your breathing also damaged your skin and veins.
By the first week in November you were black and blue all over from
attempts to give you medications and do lab work. You suffered skin tears
which allowed infection into your body. You reached a point where no one
could even lift you hand or arm with out terrible pain.
That last morning you told us that you loved us and fell asleep. We did
not know you were in a coma at that time, we thought you were just tired
and finally getting some rest.
That night around midnight, you were ready to go to your heavenly home.
As I sat there holding your hand, I thought back to how much you had given
up for me, how much you loved me and how much I would miss you.
You waited until all four of your children were with you and quietly
slipped away to heaven. I know Mom was waiting there for you with open
But you left many broken hearts behind.
If only you had not started back smoking, you could be here with us
sharing more life memories and making new ones. If only...
I love you and I miss you.
With love always,
1. AUCKLAND, April 20, (Reuters Obituaries ) - Bert Sutcliffe, the dashing left-hand
batsman who played 42 tests for New Zealand between 1947 and 1965, died in an
Auckland hospice on Friday aged 77 after a long battle with emphysema.
2. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP Obituaries) - Walter Chappell, whose sexually charged,
black-and-white photographs of the human body and landscapes are shown in art
galleries nationwide, died Tuesday in Santa Fe. He was 75. Chappell, who lived
in El Rito in northern New Mexico, died of complications from lung cancer and a
lung infection, said his companion, Linda Elvira Piedra.
3. JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP Obituaries) - Donald Craig Abood, a former writer, editor and
photographer at The Providence Journal, died Wednesday of complications from
lung cancer. He was 54.
4. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP Obituaries) - Montree Pongpanit, a veteran Thai politician
with a reputation for corruption and opportunism, died Monday of lung cancer. He
5. VENTURA, Calif. (AP Obituaries) - Leslie Whiteley, a California woman with lung
cancer who won a $21.7 million verdict against the tobacco industry, died of the
disease Monday. She was 40.
6. STRATFORD, Conn. (AP Obituaries) - Nancy Marchand, who played the scheming
matriarch of a Mafia family on ``The Sopranos'' and the patrician publisher Mrs.
Pynchon on television's ``Lou Grant,'' died of lung cancer a day before her 72nd
7. AMARILLO, Texas (AP Obituaries) - Terry Moore, an Amarillo Globe-News staff writer
and columnist who was honored for accounts of his battle with lung cancer, died
Wednesday. He was 32.
8. SEATTLE (AP Obituaries) - Harry ``Bud'' Knudson, a pioneering business educator
and author of 13 books on business management and organizational theory, died
Friday of lung cancer. He was 69.
9. RICHMOND, Va. (AP Obituaries) - Michaela Odone, whose efforts to develop a
treatment for her son's rare disease inspired the movie ``Lorenzo's Oil,'' died
Saturday of lung cancer at her home in Fairfax. She was 61
10. CHICAGO (AP Obituaries) - Chicago Tribune cartoonist Jeff MacNelly, three-time
Pulitzer Prize winner and creator of the daily comic strip ``Shoe,'' died early
Thursday. He was 52. He died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after
battling lymphoma since late last year.
11. RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP Obituaries) - Jorge Oscar de Mello Flores, a founder
and president of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil's most prestigious
economics school, died Monday of lung cancer. He was 88.
12. SEATTLE (AP Obituaries) - Faygele benMiriam, a cross-dressing civil service
worker who won a Supreme Court ruling in a gay rights case, died Monday of lung
cancer. He was 55.
13. LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - William J. Garry, who led Bon Appetit as it became
one of the nation's most popular dining and hospitality magazines, died Thursday
of lung cancer. He was 56.
14. ATHENS, Ga. (AP Obituaries) - James Barrow, a Superior Court judge for 33 years
who guided Athens through the turbulent civil rights era, died Tuesday of
congestive heart failure and complications of emphysema. He was 82.
15. LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - Milo A. Speriglio, a private detective who looked
into the deaths of celebrities such as ``Superman'' star George Reeves and wrote
three books claiming Marilyn Monroe was murdered, died Aug. 30 of lung cancer.
He was 62.
16. COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP Obituaries) - Maxine Reese, who helped put Jimmy Carter in the
White House and spearheaded efforts to make his hometown a national historic
district, died Thursday after a battle with lung cancer. She was 68.
17. LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) -Robert Burr, who has played Shakespeare's most
memorable characters on the Broadway stage, died May 13. He was 78. Burr had
emphysema, his son, Robert Burr Jr., told The New York Times for Sunday's
18. GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP Obituaries) - Sonoma County winemaking matriarch Helen
Williamson Benziger died Tuesday after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. She
19. AMARILLO, Texas (AP Obituaries) - Terry Moore, an Amarillo Globe-News staff
writer and columnist who was honored for accounts of his battle with lung
cancer, died Wednesday. He was 32.
20. VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP Obituaries) - Al Purdy, who captured the common
voice through use of vernacular and other touches to become one of Canada's
greatest poets, died Friday of lung cancer. He was 81.
21. WILMINGTON (AP Obituaries) - Jay Robinson, the former Charlotte school
superintendent and state education board chairman who helped launch the state's
aggressive school accountability program, died Monday of lung cancer. He was 71.
22. Updated on November 21, 2005 not a smoker
23. T. LOUIS (AP Obituaries) - Robert E. Hillard, co-founder of the global public
relations firm Fleishman-Hillard Inc., died Wednesday of emphysema. He was 83.
24. SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP Obituaries) - Manning J. ``Manny'' Post, a key
fund-raiser for the California Democratic Party and adviser to generations of
candidates, died Monday. He was 82. Post underwent surgery last year for
treatment of lung cancer. He also suffered from other ailments, including skin
cancer and emphysema.
25. ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP Obituaries) - Tommy Collins, who wrote country music hits
for Merle Haggard, George Strait and other singers, died Tuesday of
complications from emphysema. He was 69. His hits included ``If You Ain't Lovin'
(You Ain't Livin')'' by both Strait and Ferlin Huskey, and Haggard's
``Carolyn.'' (If You Aint Smokin (You Aint Sufferin) by Mike
26. ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP Obituaries) - John Wehle Jr., who helped transform
family-operated Genesee Brewing Co. into the nation's fifth-largest brewer
before negotiating its sale in December, died Friday of lung cancer. He was 53.
27. NEW YORK (AP Obituaries) - A game jersey, golf cart and passport that belonged to
baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio are to go on sale at Christie's as part of a
sports memorabilia auction that also includes items from Mark McGwire and
Muhammad Ali. DiMaggio gave the items to the anonymous seller, according to
Christie's. The Hall of Famer died last March after a five-month battle with
28. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP Obituaries) - Judy Jarvis, who battled lung cancer for 18
months while continuing as host of her nationally syndicated radio talk show,
died Tuesday. She was 54.
29. INVERNESS, Calif. (AP Obituaries) - Natasha Dakserhof Sazevich, a descendant of
Russian nobility and longtime director of the art department at Marin Country
Day School, died of lung cancer. She was 69.
30. SAN FRANCISCO (AP Obituaries) - Former Republican state Sen. Kenneth L. Maddy,
who represented California's Central Valley as a legislator for 28 years, died
Saturday after a yearlong bout with lung cancer. He was 65.
31. STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP Obituaries) - Popular Swedish writer Goran Tunstrom died at
his home in Stockholm on Feb. 5. He was 62. ``There is no writing without
pain,'' said Tunstrom, who in recent years was plagued by a heart attack,
stroke, lung cancer and three car accidents.
32. WASHINGTON (AP Obituaries) - Louis E. de la Haba, an editorial consultant who
formerly worked for The Associated Press and National Geographic Society, died
Sunday of lung cancer. He was 69.
33. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP Obituaries) - Jim Varney, the rubber-necked comic who portrayed
his rube character ``Ernest'' from hundreds of television commercials to a
series of movies, died Thursday of lung cancer. He was 50.
34. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 10 (PRNewswire Obituaries)-- Jim Varney, one of America's
most beloved comedic actors died today of lung cancer at his home in White
House, Tenn. He was 50 years old.
35. SAN FRANCISCO (AP Obituaries) - Edgar Bowers, a longtime University of California
professor of English whose verse earned him one of poetry's top prizes, Friday
of cancer. He was 75.
36. PHOENIX (AP Obituaries) - Richard Kleindienst, who served as U.S. attorney
general during the Nixon administration and resigned during the Watergate
scandal, died of lung cancer Thursday. He was 76.
37. SAN FRANCISCO (AP Obituaries) - Art Hoppe, whose political and social satire
entertained readers of his syndicated column in the San Francisco Chronicle for
more than 40 years, died Tuesday from complications linked to lung cancer. He
38. LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - Susumu Ohno, a pioneering geneticist whose research
focused on the role of genes in evolution and sex determination, died Thursday
from complications of lung cancer. He was 71.
39. PHOENIX (AP Obituaries) - Race driver Denise Bennet, who won the national
quarter-midget championship in 1966, died Friday of cancer at age 43. Bennet was
the Arizona midget champion in 1983. In 1997, Bennet was inducted into the
Arizona Auto Racing Hall of Fame. In April of that year, she was diagnosed with
40. MEXICO CITY (AP Obituaries) - Meche Barba, a circus performer's daughter whose
smoldering beauty brought her fame as a dancer in Mexican films, died Friday of
pulmonary emphysema. She was 77.
41. SAN FRANCISCO (AP Obituaries) - Alex Pitcher, a San Francisco civil rights leader
who helped prepare legal briefs for the historic Supreme Court decision in Brown
vs. Board of Education, has died. He was 75.Pitcher died Thursday after a
yearlong fight against throat cancer.
42. TAMPA, Fla. (AP Obituaries) - James W. Walter, founder of a leading home builder
and industrial company, died Thursday of lung cancer. He was 77.
43. EASTON, Pa. (AP Obituaries) - A councilwoman who died a week ago won re-election
by four votes Tuesday night. Mrs. DePaul, appointed to the council in 1989, was
diagnosed with lung cancer in January and in February underwent surgery for a
brain tumor. She was 55.
44. ABERDEEN, Md. (AP Obituaries) -- Cal Ripken Sr. was remembered as a loving father
and a dedicated teacher Tuesday during an emotional funeral service that broke
sharply with the stoic public image of the Ripken family. Both Cal Ripken Jr.
and his brother Bill wept openly as they eulogized their father, who died
Thursday of lung cancer at age 63.
45. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP Obituaries) - David Bryson, the deputy director of the
Oakland-based National Housing Law Project, died Dec. 25 of lung cancer. He was
46. BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP Obituaries) -- James G. Driscoll, a veteran journalist known
for his editorials and columns on politics and international affairs, died
Tuesday after experiencing chest pains. He was 63.
47. SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP Obituaries) -- Patrick J. Frawley Jr., a business
magnate who was motivated by his alcohol addiction to open a chain of
rehabilitation centers, died Tuesday after undergoing lung surgery. He was 75.
48. LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - Beatrice Colen, best known as the roller-skating
carhop on early episodes of ``Happy Days,'' died Thursday of complications from lung cancer. She was 51.
49. West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Obituaries) - Tony Young, the star of the short-lived
1961 CBS show ``Gunslinger'' who went on to a long career as a TV character
actor, died Feb. 26, 2002 of lung cancer. He was 64.
50. NEW YORK (AP Obituaries) - 2002, Raven Chanticleer, the flamboyant founder of the
Harlem African-American Wax and History Museum, died March 31 of lung cancer. He
51. 5-19-02 SEATTLE (AP Obituaries) - Marc Lindenberg, an influential scholar and a
leader in humanitarian relief and international development, died Friday of lung
cancer. He was 56. As an educator, at Harvard, University of Washington and the
University of Oregon, Lindenberg pressed for greater involvement by universities
in the problems of developing nations.
52. 5-16-02 LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - Ray Stricklyn, a theater and film actor who
became a Hollywood publicist representing Bette Davis and Elizabeth Taylor, died
Tuesday after a battle with chronic emphysema. He was 73.
53. 5-2-02 ATLANTA (AP Obituaries) - Public Service Commissioner Bob Durden died
Thursday after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was 54. Durden, the PSC's
current longest-serving commissioner, was a former university instructor and
trial lawyer known for his detailed questioning of utility attorneys. The cancer
left him unable to attend several commission meetings in the past year, although
he voted by telephone at the PSC's Monday session.
54. 4-30-02 RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (AP Obituaries) - Oreste Piccioni, renowned for
pioneering 1950s research in the elementary components of matter that helped
bring a Nobel prize to two colleagues, died April 13 of complications of
diabetes and lung cancer.
55. August 2002 PHILADELPHIA (AP Obituaries) - Jack McKinney, a longtime reporter and
columnist who covered subjects from boxing to opera during his nearly 50-year
career with the Philadelphia Daily News, has died. He was 73. McKinney died
Saturday at the home of a friend, 12 days after being diagnosed with lung
cancer, Also a former talk-show host, he retired from the paper in 1997.
56. August 2002 SAN FRANCISCO (AP Obituaries) - Gerald Gunther, the author of the
standard American law school casebook ``Constitutional Law'' who was mentioned
as Supreme Court prospect, died Tuesday of lung cancer. He was 75.
57. July 2002 BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP Obituaries) - Mustafa Maarouf Saad, a former
militia leader who lost his sight in one of the many attempts on his life during
Lebanon's civil war, died of lung cancer Thursday. He was 51.
58. July 2002 LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - James H. Lee, a stage, film and
television writer honored with the Humanitas Award and an Emmy nomination for
his work on ``Roots,'' died Tuesday after suffering from emphysema. He was 79.
59. July 2002 CHIMACUM, Wash. (AP Obituaries) - John Fraser Vallentyne, who recorded
city-changing events in 13 years as an award-winning photographer for the
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, died Friday of lung cancer. He was 74.
60. June 2002 LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - Rosemary Clooney, the mellow-voiced
singer who co-starred with Bing Crosby in ``White Christmas'' and staged a
dramatic comeback after her career was nearly destroyed by drugs and alcohol,
died Saturday. She was 74. Clooney died shortly after 6 p.m. at her Beverly
Hills home surrounded by her family, her publicist said. She had been
hospitalized earlier this month after suffering a recurrence of lung cancer.
61. June 2002 CHICAGO (AP Obituaries) - Jay Berwanger, who won the first Heisman
Trophy and became the first player ever drafted by the NFL, died Wednesday of
lung cancer. He was 88.
62. June 2002 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP Obituaries) - Slick Lawson, a photographer who
shot album covers for Willie Nelson, George Strait, George Jones and other
stars, died Saturday. He was 65. He had been in declining health in recent years
because of emphysema and heart problems. Lawson, born Wilbur E. Lawson, took
photographs for People, Time and Life magazines, many of them of country music
63. June 2002 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP Obituaries) - Former Clemson men's basketball coach
Bobby Roberts, who led the Tigers to their best record in 63 years during the
1966-67 season, died at his home in Aiken, S.C., on Saturday. He was 74.
Roberts, who had been battling lung cancer for several years, coached at Clemson
64. June 2002 ST. LOUIS (AP Obituaries) - One of most distinctive voices in sports
has been silenced. Jack Buck, who in nearly five decades as a broadcaster rose
from Harry Caray's sidekick to a St. Louis institution, died Tuesday night after
a long hospital stay. He was 77. ``He had a great life,'' said Joe Buck, who
joined his father in the booth in 1991 and called the Cardinals' victory over
the Anaheim Angels for Fox. ``He didn't waste one minute of one day. He packed
two lifetimes into one lifetime. He went from poor to wealthy in his lifetime,
yet he never changed.'' Buck underwent lung cancer surgery Dec. 5. He returned
to Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Jan. 3 to have an intestinal blockage removed and
never left the hospital. Joe Buck said his father went in and out of a coma
several times the last few weeks.
65. 5-19-02 SEATTLE (AP Obituaries) - Marc Lindenberg, an influential scholar and a
leader in humanitarian relief and international development, died Friday of lung
cancer. He was 56. As an educator, at Harvard, University of Washington and the
University of Oregon, Lindenberg pressed for greater involvement by universities
in the problems of developing nations.
66. 5-16-02 LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - Ray Stricklyn, a theater and film actor who
became a Hollywood publicist representing Bette Davis and Elizabeth Taylor, died
Tuesday after a battle with chronic emphysema. He was 73.
67. 5-2-02 ATLANTA (AP Obituaries) - Public Service Commissioner Bob Durden died
Thursday after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was 54. Durden won his
first, six-year PSC term in 1990 as a Democrat, later switching to the
Republican Party before his 1996 re-election. He served as chairman in 1991-92,
1995 and again last year. Durden was a member of the high-IQ society MENSA. He
earned his bachelor's, master's and law degrees from Emory University. Georgia
Trend magazine also named him among the ``100 Most Influential Georgians.''
68. 9-7-02 LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - Marlene Adler Marks, author and
columnist for The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, has died. She was 54.
Marks, who wrote the column, ``A Woman's Voice,'' died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center after a two-year battle with lung cancer.
69. 9-30-02 SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP Obituaries) - Mickey Newbury, who wrote Kenny
Rogers' first hit and arranged ``American Trilogy'' as performed by Elvis
Presley, died Sunday of emphysema. He was 62. Willie Nelson, Joan Baez,
Don Gibson and B.B. King all recorded Newbury songs. His most recognizable was
``Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In),'' a psychedelic
pop song that was a No. 5 hit for Kenny Rogers & The First Edition in 1968.
70. 10-3-02 ROME (AP Obituaries) - Producer and director Bruce Paltrow, father of
actress Gwyneth Paltrow, died in Italy, the U.S. Consulate said Thursday. He was
58. He suffered a heart attack and died at a Rome hospital before dawn
Wednesday, the Entertainment Tonight television program reported earlier.
Paltrow, who had been battling throat cancer, traveled from his Los Angeles home
to Italy to celebrate his daughter's 30th birthday on Sept. 27, the show said.
71. 10-13-02 By BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS (AP
Obituaries) - Stephen E.
Ambrose, whose best-selling books made America's aging World War II veterans
hometown heroes again, died early Sunday at a Bay St. Louis, Miss., hospital. He
was 66. Ambrose, a longtime smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer in April.
72. MILWAUKEE (AP Obituaries) - Jay Reed, an ex-Marine and
journalist who brought his love of the outdoors to newspaper readers for nearly
40 years, died of lung and bone cancer. He was 73.
73. MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP Obituaries) - Lawrence Andrew Rainey Sr.,
the former county sheriff whose acquittal in the murders of three civil rights
workers was chronicled in the movie ``Mississippi Burning,'' has died. He was
79. Rainey's wife, Juanita Rainey, said he died Friday fighting throat cancer.
74. RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP Obituaries) - Actor Brad Dexter, who
rode with Yul Brynner as one of the ``Magnificent Seven'' and became a confidant
of both Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, died Thursday. He was 85. Dexter had
been hospitalized with emphysema.
75. ATLANTA (AP Obituaries) - Michael C. Carlos, a philanthropist
whose generosity is evident at the Emory University museum that bears his name,
died Saturday after battling lung cancer. He was 75.
76. 2-03 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP Obituaries) - Country singer Johnny PayCheck was eulogized Tuesday as a man who battled hardships and addictions but
found peace in the final years of his life. PayCheck, known for the
blue-collar anthem ``Take This Job and Shove It,'' died last week at a Nashville
hospital after a lengthy battle with emphysema and asthma. He was 64.
77. 3-03 SEATTLE (AP Obituaries) - Liem Eng Tuai, a Superior Court
judge who also was the second Chinese-American to serve on the City Council and
an unsuccessful candidate for mayor, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 77.
78. 3-03 NEW YORK (AP Obituaries) - Jose Marcio Ayres, a zoologist
who succeeded in saving large portions of rain forest in the Amazon Basin, died
Friday of lung cancer. He was 49.
Ayres, who was also the senior conservation zoologist at the Wildlife
Conservation Society, led the creation of a protected zone that stretched for
more than 20,000 square miles and contained thousands of species of fishes and
79. 3-03 LOS ANGELES (AP Obituaries) - Lenore Gould Breslauer,
whose protest of the Vietnam war helped lead to the founding of Another Mother
for Peace with its well-remembered motto ``War is not healthy for children and
other living things,'' died Friday of lung cancer. She was 80. At the
height of the Vietnam War, her group's motto and sunflower insignia were nearly
ubiquitous on posters found on college campuses and in college dorms around the
80. 4-03. SAN DIEGO (AP Obituaries) - Two days before he died of
cancer, San Diego Chargers general manager John Butler talked about the NFL
draft with coach Marty Schottenheimer. Butler, who helped build Buffalo's
Super Bowl teams of the 1990s before becoming San Diego's GM, died Friday. He
was 56. Butler died of lymphoma, his wife, Alice, said. He was diagnosed with
lung cancer on July 4, but that disease was in remission following his final
chemotherapy treatment in late January, she said.
81. NEW YORK 5-03 (AP Obituaries) - John Petrarca, an architect
who designed a distinct row of houses in TriBeCa section of Manhattan, died May
9 of lung cancer. He was 51.
Petrarca's row of three houses on Reade Street draws upon elements of new and
old, blending 19th-century stone arches with modern touches like exposed steel
His own home, on the same block, is featured in the current issue of Dwell
magazine. It is heated and cooled by an innovative geothermal system that based
on a 1,250-foot-deep well beneath it.
82. 6-03 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Roma, whose casual rib joint became an
international restaurant empire after it caught the attention of a Texas
financier in the 1970s, died Friday of lung cancer at a hospice. He was 78.
83. 8-03 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bobby Bonds, one of the first major leaguers
to blend home-run power with base-stealing speed and the father of one of
baseball's greatest sluggers, has died. He was 57. Barry Bonds' father had been
ill for nearly a year with lung cancer and a brain tumor, but he never lost his
love for baseball. He was at Pacific Bell Park on Wednesday night, watching his
superstar son and the San Francisco Giants.
84. EVERETT, Wash.
11-03 (AP Obituaries) - James Richard Pace, who was instrumental in developing the Alaska
seafood processing industry, died Nov. 6 from lung cancer. He was 70.
Pace founded Universal Seafoods and was a former chairman of the Pacific Seafood
Processors Association, the Alaskan Seafood Marketing Institute and Campaign WSU,
which raised millions of dollars for the Washington State University College of
Agriculture and Home Economics.
Obituaries) - John
Donahue, the longtime executive director of the Chicago Coalition for the
Homeless, died Monday of lung cancer. He was 64.
Donahue became the organization's executive director in 1990 and since that time
the group has focused on efforts to prevent homelessness and create more
affordable housing, living-wage jobs, and universal health care.
A Catholic priest for several years, Donahue was a teacher and administrator at
Chicago's Visitation High School from 1965 until 1971 when he moved to Central
America and became vicar of the Archdiocese of Panama. For eight years he lived
in a squatters community near Panama City, organizing cooperatives and other
86. NEW YORK
12-30-03 (AP Obituaries) - Actor Earl Hindman, best known for playing a neighbor whose face
was forever obscured by a fence on the television show ``Home Improvement,''
died of lung cancer Monday in Stamford, Conn. He was 61.
87. Dothan, Alabama 1-04 (The Dothan Eagle
Obituaries ) Joseph A. (Joe) Lee of
Dothan passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at his residence after a courageous
battle with lung cancer. He was 44. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 16, at Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Hospice Chaplain Bill
Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill. The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. At all other times, the
family will be at 104 Knoxville Drive. Flowers are being accepted or memorial
contributions may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, P.O. Drawer 2127, Dothan, Ala.
36302, or Westgate Church of Christ, Mission Fund, 617 Westgate Parkway, Dothan,
88. NEW YORK (1-04)
- George Woodbridge, an illustrator for Mad magazine for nearly 50 years whose
exquisitely detailed pen-and-ink drawings were featured in nearly every issue,
has died. He was 73.
Woodbridge died of emphysema Tuesday, said his wife, Deborah Woodbridge.
LOS ANGELES (1-04) (AP Obituaries) - Ann Miller, a childhood dance prodigy who fast-tapped
her way to movie stardom that peaked in 1940s musicals like ``On the Town,''
``Easter Parade'' and ``Kiss Me Kate,'' died Thursday of lung cancer. She was
The long-legged, raven-haired actress and dancer died at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center of lung cancer, said Esme Chandlee, her longtime friend and former
BEACH, (2-04) Calif. (AP Obituaries) - Andrew Kuehn, a movie advertiser who helped
revolutionize the motion picture trailers played before films, died Thursday
night of complications from lung cancer, his family said. He was 66.
Kuehn founded and headed the movie advertising firm Kaleidoscope Films.
He developed trailers for films including ``Jaws,'' the ``Indiana Jones''
trilogy, ``E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,'' ``Schindler's List,'' ``The French
Connection'' and ``Star Wars.''
(2-04) (AP Obituaries) - M.D. Nanjundaswamy, an international farmers' leader who led
violent protests against genetically modified seeds and Kentucky Fried Chicken
outlets in India, died Tuesday of lung cancer, his daughter told The Associated
Press. He was 67.
NEW YORK (2-04) (AP
- Larry Kamm, an Emmy Award-winning director for ABC Sports, has died of lung
cancer. He was 64.
Kamm died Friday, ABC Sports said.
``We are deeply saddened by Larry's passing,'' said George Bodenheimer,
president of ABC Sports and ESPN, Inc. ``Larry was a true friend to all his
colleagues. We will always remember him for his passion for broadcasting and his
insatiable appetite for work.
``In this business he stands out as someone who never put his own needs before
the needs of the show.''
Kamm worked at ABC for over 36 years and won 13 Emmys, including one for his
work on ``Monday Night Football'' in 1987. He also covered 10 Olympics for the
network starting in 1964, directing such events as figure skating, gymnastics,
Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing.
Also among his credits are the Indianapolis 500, Super Bowl XXII, pregame,
halftime and postgame coverage of Super Bowl XXV, Major League Baseball, the NBA
and the 1994 World Cup soccer studio show.
From 1995-2000, he was the coordinating director for Turner Sports. He also
served as the coordinating director for the Yankees Entertainment & Sports
LOS ANGELES (3-04)
(AP Obituaries) - Cecily Adams, an actress, casting director and the daughter of ``Get
Smart'' television star Don Adams, died Wednesday of lung cancer, her agent said
Thursday. She was 39.
Adams appeared in the 1990s syndicated series ``Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,''
playing the mother of Ferengi bar owner Quark. She had guest roles in TV shows
including ``Just Shoot Me,'' ``Murphy Brown'' and ``Party of Five.''
(3-04) (AP) - Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan, one of India's leading sitar
players, died Saturday. He was 76.
Khan died in Bombay's Jaslok Hospital. He had lung cancer, diabetes and
hypertension, the Press Trust of India reported.
He was born into a family of musicians who trace their lineage six or seven
generations back to the Moghul courts and ultimately to Miyan Tansen, the court
musician of the Emperor Akbar of the late 16th century.
RICHMOND, Va. (3-04)
(AP) - Edmund Sylvers, the lead singer on ``Boogie Fever'' and ``Wish That I
Could Talk To You'' for the 1972 funk-soul group The Sylvers, died March 11 of
lung cancer, his family said Monday. He was 47.
The singer died after a 10-month illness, according to his niece, Tyava Sylvers.
Sylvers was 15 when he started singing with six other members of his family on
their self-titled debut album in 1972. His high tenor voice was the centerpiece
of such songs as ``Fool's Paradise.''
From five albums, other songs by the group included ``Cotton Candy,'' ``That's
What Love Is Made Of'' and ``High School Dance.''
Sylvers made a solo album, ``Have You Heard,'' in 1980 that included the single
``That Burning Love.
(4-04) (AP) - James Hamner, the youngest son in a family immortalized by ``The
Waltons'' on television, died Thursday, according to his family. He was 67.
Hamner, the model for the character Jim-Bob Walton, lived in Charlottesville
since December, when he sold the family's home in the Nelson County town of
Schuyler. Over the years, thousands of ``Waltons'' fans have visited the home,
the model for the one depicted in the show.
James Hamner was the model for Jim-Bob because he was the youngest of eight
Schuyler and the Hamners inspired the series about a large, close-knit family in
Depression-era Virginia, which ran from 1972 to 1981. Earl Hamner, the series'
John-Boy character, based his books and TV show on his experiences growing up in
James Hamner had lived in his childhood home for most of his life, but became
too ill with emphysema and heart trouble to maintain the house, which had
belonged to the family for more than a century.
(4-04)(AP) - Ed Gregory Jr., a carnival operator who along with his wife was
pardoned by President Clinton, died Sunday. He was 66.
Gregory suffered from pulmonary lung disease, said his son, Don Gregory.
Gregory and his wife, Vonna Jo Gregory, received pardons in 2000 for 1986 bank
fraud convictions in Alabama. Their pardons sparked a congressional
investigation into $240,000 in undocumented consulting fees Gregory paid to Tony
Rodham, the brother of former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Gregory denied the payments were related to the pardon requests.
Gregory operated Smyrna-based United Shows and Gregory Entertainment in the
mid-1980s. The companies ran state carnivals and fairs, and owned memorabilia
and royalty rights to songs by the late country music singers Jim Reeves and
Gregory made entertainment contacts through his businesses and became close
friends with the ``singing cowboy,'' Gene Autry, and his wife, Jackie. Gregory
sat on the board of Autry's Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles.
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.
(4-04) (AP) - Former Washington Secretary of State A. Ludlow ``Lud'' Kramer, a
champion of election reform and the underprivileged, has died. He was 71.
Kramer died Friday of lung cancer, family members said.
Kramer served three terms after being elected Washington's 11th secretary of
state in 1964, transforming the office into an activist pulpit for election
reform and even migrant affairs.
``Lud was a remarkable man. He was always about 10 years ahead of the rest of
society,'' former Secretary of State Ralph Munro said. ``Whether it was
registering Hispanics to vote in the Yakima Valley, writing legislation for
prison reform, outlining the problems faced by our urban areas, or defending the
rural poor, Lud was on the scene.''
A Republican, Kramer chaired the state Commission on the Cause and Prevention of
Civil Disorder in 1969, which found that housing discrimination and disparities
in the treatment of blacks by the criminal justice system held potential for
unrest in Washington cities.
Kramer was an early advocate of election reform legislation that led to
formation of the state's Public Disclosure Commission, current Secretary of
State Sam Reed said Tuesday.
Kramer also championed lowering the voting age to 18, said Reed, a former Kramer
In 1961, at age 29, Kramer was the youngest person ever elected to the Seattle
City Council. He was 32 when first elected Secretary of State.
Ky. (4-04) (AP) - Ernest Jasmin, who was elected Kentucky's first black
commonwealth's attorney in 1988 and prosecuted some of Louisville's
highest-profile murder cases, died Friday of lung cancer. He was 69.
Jasmin won convictions of Victor Taylor and George Wade for the 1984 slayings of
two Trinity High School students, and of Kevin Stanford and David Buchanan for
the 1981 murder of gas-station attendant Baerbel Poore.
Jasmin later served as a circuit judge from 1992 until he retired in 1999.
Jasmin was dubbed the ``preacher for the prosecution'' for his
fire-and-brimstone courtroom oratory. He said that as a teen he memorized the
Bible verses he later used in the courtroom.
(5-03) (AP) - Woody West, a longtime newspaperman and former executive editor of
The Washington Times, died of lung cancer Friday, according to his family. He
West was the paper's associate editor at the time of his death. He joined the
newspaper as an editorial writer in late 1982, six months after its founding. He
soon became managing editor and then executive editor.
As associate editor since 1986, he edited the weekly Civil War page and served
on the committee overseeing the Sunday books pages, choosing books for review
and matching them with reviewers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Kaufman
died of lung cancer on May 16, 1984, but according to legend, the eccentric
comedian said if he were faking, he'd resurface 20 years later to the day.
So, just in case, a party is being planned by Bob Zmuda, Kaufman's best friend
and partner, at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on May 16.
102. NEW YORK (5-04) (AP) -- Alan King, whose tirades
against everyday suburban life grew into a long comedy career in nightclubs and
television that he later expanded to Broadway and character roles in movies,
died Sunday at the age of 76.
King, who also was host of the New York Friars Club's
celebrity roasts, which had recently returned as a staple on television's
Comedy Central, died at a Manhattan hospital, said a son, Robert King. He died
of lung cancer, his assistant Miriam Rothstein said.
103. CHICAGO (5-04) (AP) -
Floyd Kalber, a television news anchorman whose career included stints on
NBC's ``Today'' show and on two highly rated programs in Chicago, has died of
emphysema, family members said. He was 79.
Kalber, a winner of five Emmy awards, died Thursday at his home in the Chicago
suburb of Burr Ridge.
JUNIOR, W.Va. (AP) - A man diagnosed with a terminal illness is fighting
officials for the right to be buried in his back yard.
Dan Vest has emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The Vietnam veteran said after town officials found out about his wishes they
passed an ordinance outlawing burials on personal property within city limits.
``(My family) built this house,'' Vest said. ``This is where I was raised.''
Vest said he plans to sue the city, but representatives from the Barbour County
Circuit Clerk's office say nothing has not been filed to date.
``We have an ordinance that says you can't be buried in your back yard,'' said
Mayor Gary A. Miller.
Miller said the ordinance recently went into effect. City officials
for comment Monday because of a state holiday.
CHICAGO (6-04) (AP) -
Lon Dyson, who lent his baritone voice to gospel and popular radio stations as a
disc jockey for nearly 50 years, died Saturday of lung cancer and emphysema, his
family said. He was 65.
Lon Dyson was one of the youngest radio disc jockeys in Chicago's history when
he began his career, but many listeners thought him older than he was because of
his mature-sounding voice, said his brother Marv Dyson.
At age 15, he officially began his career at WHFC-AM radio, now WVON-AM, where
his parents were disc jockeys.
For nearly 30 years, Lon Dyson usually deejayed between midnight and 6 a.m. at
Chicago AM stations. He was a news assignment editor at WLS for 11 years.
He retired from WGCI-FM and Gospel Radio 1390 in 2000.
106. TIRANA, Albania
(7-04) (AP) - Queen Susan, the wife of the self-proclaimed heir to Albania's
throne, has died, the royal family said Sunday. She was 63.
Susan, born in 1941 in Australia as Susan Cullen-Ward, died of lung cancer
Saturday evening at her home on the outskirts of Tirana, said Fluturak Germenji,
a spokesman for the royal family.
In 1975, she married Leka Zog, the only son of the late King Ahmet Zog.
The royal family, which lived in exile after fleeing Albania in 1939 when
Italy's fascist regime occupied the country, returned in June 2002 after 74
members of parliament invited it back. The king died in Paris in 1961.
Albania's communist rulers abolished the monarchy in 1946, but even in exile,
the royal family insisted that Leka Zog - who calls himself King Leka Zog I and
called Susan his queen - was Albania's legitimate ruler.
Susan is survived by her husband and their son, Leka Jr. Funeral arrangements
(AP) - John H. Mason, a justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court who was a
direct descendant of John and Abigail Adams, died Saturday of esophageal cancer.
He was 58.
As a lawyer in private practice, he specialized in labor and employment law,
litigation and civil rights and his prominent cases included an age
discrimination claim that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He was appointed to
the appeals court in 2001.
Born and raised in Boston, Mason graduated from Harvard College in 1967. He
enlisted in the Army and volunteered for duty in Vietnam where he advised
Vietnamese combat troops and won a Bronze Star and a Vietnamese medal of similar
After leaving the Army, he went to law school, graduating from the University of
Pennsylvania with honors in 1973.
108. DELAND, Fla. (8-04) (AP) - Noble Watts, the blues
and jazz saxophonist who led the house band at Sugar Ray Robinson's club in
Harlem and played on rock 'n' roll tours with Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis,
died Tuesday, close friends said. He was 78.
Also known as ``Thin Man,'' Watts had been in a nursing home for months
struggling with emphysema and pneumonia.
Watts released a series of singles on Baton Records, including the instrumental
hits ``Hard Times (the Slop)'' in 1957 and ``Jookin''' in 1961.
Watts established his professional reputation in New York in the 1950s, where he
played with the house band at Sugar Ray Robinson's club in Harlem. He also
played with Lionel Hampton's orchestra and on rock 'n' roll package tours with
Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.
Saxophonists from King Curtis to Bruce Springsteen sideman Clarence Clemons were
influenced by his booming tenor sound.
Born in DeLand, Watts attended Florida A&M University, where played in the
marching band with future jazz legends Cannonball and Nat Adderley.
Recently, Watts had been recognized as a musical icon. The African American
Museum of the Arts in DeLand dedicated an amphitheater named after Watts in May.
And Stetson University, where he raked leaves as a boy to pay for music lessons,
gave him an honorary doctorate in 2000.
(8-04) (AP) - A standing room only crowd including hundreds of Mets fans in team
T-shirts jammed St. Patrick's Cathedral on Wednesday at a memorial service for
former team broadcaster Bob Murphy, who died last week after battling lung
Mets owner Fred Wilpon led a contingent from the team that included manager Art
Howe, current players Mike Piazza and Al Leiter and ex-Mets Keith Hernandez, Ed
Charles and Bud Harrelson.
Wilpon and broadcaster Gary Thorne delivered the eulogies.
``For 42 years, he was with us for every beautiful summer's day,'' Wilpon said.
``His impact on Mets fans will live on for generations.''
Thorne was among a number of Murphy's broadcast partners who attended the
service. Others included Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, Hernandez, Gary Cohen, Howie
Rose and Fran Healy. Kiner was a member of the original Mets broadcast team
along with Murphy and the late Lindsay Nelson.
LEXINGTON, Ky.(09-04) (AP) - Jockey Dean Kutz, who rode more than 2,800
winners during almost 30 years at tracks in the Upper Midwest and Kentucky,
died Sunday at 48.
He died at Saint Joseph Hospital following a long illness, Keeneland said.
Kutz began his career in 1972 and overcame a number of physical setbacks. His
fingers were disfigured from frostbite as a child, and he received a kidney
transplant from his sister in 1984. He later lost his larynx to throat cancer
in 2000 but returned to ride competitively.
Kutz won 2,835 races and his mounts earned more than $33.6 million. His
victories at Keeneland included the 1992 Phoenix Breeders' Cup aboard British
Banker and the 1994 Forerunner atop Jaggery John. He also rode successfully at
Churchill Downs, Turfway Park and Ellis Park on the Kentucky circuit.
Kutz, born in Carrington, N.D., was inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall
of Fame and the Canterbury Downs Hall of Fame.
A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday in the Keeneland sales pavilion.
(10-04) (AP) - Richard L. Berger, a former president of Walt Disney Pictures
and a television executive at CBS and Fox, died Wednesday from complications
of lung cancer. He was 64.
A statement from publicists Guttman Associates said Berger died at Cedars
Sinai Medical Center.
At Disney, Berger created the Touchstone Films division, where one of his most
successful projects was ``Splash.''
He also served as president of the MGM-UA Film Group and was a vice president
at 20th Century Fox Features. At CBS, he helped develop the popular TV series
``Dallas'' and ``Lou Grant.''
He went to work for 20th Century Fox in 1973 as a vice president for programs
after working as a certified public accountant.
Born in Hillsdale, N.Y., Berger graduated from the University of California,
Los Angeles, where he was an All-American soccer player. In recent years he
devoted his time to charitable work, including serving as a board member for
AUBURN, Maine (10-04) (AP) -
Vaughn Meader, who gained fame satirizing John F. Kennedy's presidency in the
multimillion-selling album ``The First Family'' only to have his star plummet
when the president was assassinated, died Friday. He was 68.
Meader, who had battled by chronic emphysema and other ailments, died at his
home in this central Maine city after refusing to be taken to the hospital,
his wife, Sheila, said.
LUXEMBOURG (AP) (1-05) - Mourners tossed white rose petals as the funeral
cortege of Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte, the mother of Luxembourg's
reigning monarch, threaded its way Saturday through the city's historic
Josephine-Charlotte was buried after a funeral service attended by royalty
from around the globe against a backdrop of music by Bach and Mozart and the
white roses she loved.
As the cortege wove through the streets, a 21-gun salute - at 30-second
intervals - sounded over the city and its massive, old ramparts that loom over
the picturesque ravine of the Alzette River.
Josephine-Charlotte was the wife of Grand Duke Jean, who ruled this nation of
450,000, from 1964 until 2000, when he abdicated in favor of his son Henri,
the current monarch.
She was buried, five days after succumbing to lung cancer at age 77, in the
royal crypt in the Cathedral of Our Lady.
Military pall bearers carried the coffin from the gingerbread grand ducal
palace to the cathedral, a few narrow streets away.
Following on foot were her family and ruling monarchs from Europe, Africa and
Japan, including King Albert II of Belgium, Josephine-Charlotte's brother.
The cathedral was decorated with 2,000 white roses as well as 600 white
orchids and azaleas. White was Josephine-Charlotte's favorite color, the rose
her favorite flower.
Her final resting place was a vault beneath the stone floor of the crypt that
holds the tombs of Luxembourg's bishops and royalty. The tiny country's
monarchy was created by the 1815 Congress of Vienna that redrew Europe's
borders after Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo.
After the mass, the family accompanied the coffin into the crypt.
The funeral was attended by King Albert II of Belgium, Josephine-Charlotte's
brother, and his family: Queen Paola; former Queen Fabiola; Crown Prince
Philippe and Princess Mathilde; Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz; Prince
Laurent and Princess Claire.
Also present were Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte of Denmark; Queen
Beatrix of the Netherlands; Queen Sonya and Princess Astrid of Norway; Queen
Sofia of Spain; King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden; Prince and
Princess Akishino of Japan; Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan;
Crown Prince Albert of Monaco and Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco.
The Grand Duchess - her full name was Josephine-Charlotte Ingeborg Elisabeth
Marie Jose Marguerite Astrid - was born Oct. 11, 1927, at the royal palace in
The daughter of Belgian King Leopold III and Swedish-born Queen Astrid, she
married Prince Jean of Luxembourg, then heir to the grand ducal throne, On
April 9, 1953.
Josephine-Charlotte is survived by her husband, the former grand duke, and
five children, Grand Duke Henri, Princes Jean and Guillaume and Princesses
Marie-Astrid and Margaretha.
114. NEW YORK (CNN) (8-05)-- Veteran newsman Peter
Jennings was remembered Monday as an outstanding journalist, a hard worker and
"a man of conscience and integrity."
The longtime anchor of ABC "World News Tonight" died
Sunday, some four months after he announced on the air that he had been
diagnosed with lung cancer. Jennings was 67.
115. Georgetown, Tx (AP) (9-05)-- Bess Clemens
died in Georgetown, Texas, because of complications from emphysema. She was
116. Kosovo, (CBS News) (1-06)--
The president of Kosovo, 61-year-old Ibrahim Rugova, has died after a battle
with lung cancer. Rugova, who had been a chain-smoker, underwent treatment at his home in
Pristina for the last four months.
117. PHILADELPHIA (AP) (2-06)
Weakened by emphysema, Roy Chapman was ready to end his career as a
thoroughbred owner when a little chestnut colt named Smarty Jones galloped out
of nowhere and gave him a ride to remember.
Chapman, who owned the 2004 Derby and Preakness winner,
died Friday after a long battle with the respiratory disease. He was 79.
118. LOS ANGELES
(AP) (2-06) -- Don Knotts, who won TV immortality and five Emmys
for playing the bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show'' with
self-depreciating humor, was remembered by his friend and co-star as a comedic
genius who wrote some of the show's best scene.
"Don was a small man ... but everything else about him was large: his mind,
his expressions,'' Griffith told The Associated Press on Saturday. "Don was
special. There's nobody like him.''
Knotts, 81, died Friday of pulmonary and respiratory complications at the
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, said Sherwin Bash, his
friend and manager.
Mike Sawyer hopes you can jump rope for 30 minutes at age 53
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whiskey store owner, mayor, and youth director graduated from seminary in
1992 with a Master of Divinity degree, and if possible will assist in your
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Will the sunset of your life be this beautiful?
Go out into the
world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new
light in the hearts of people.
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