Obituaries

Maggie Hill, 67, watches Charity play in Madison, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Hill adopted the 10-year-old girl about five years ago. Hill's son had been raising her but lost custody during his ongoing struggle with drug addiction, Hill said. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)
December 18, 2018 - 3:08 am
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally. "It seems that the worst outcomes happen here first," said Dr...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Bill Fralic watches a news conference in Pittsburgh. Former star Atlanta Falcons lineman Bill Fralic died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. He was 56. Fralic was a three-time All-American offensive lineman at Pittsburgh. The university said he had cancer and died at his home in suburban Atlanta. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 14, 2018 - 2:29 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Fralic, the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56. The school said Fralic had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta. Fralic was the first...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2007 file photo, singer Nancy Wilson, performs at her Swingin' 70th Birthday Party at Carnegie Hall in New York. Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Wilson has died at age 81. Her manager Devra Hall Levy tells The Associated Press late Thursday night, Dec. 13, 2018, that Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman, File)
December 14, 2018 - 12:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 1996 file photo, Sondra Locke leaves court in Burbank, Calif., after opening statements in a civil suit against Locke's former live-in boyfriend, Clint Eastwood. The Oscar-nominated actress Locke has died. A death certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows Locke died Nov. 3, 2018, at age 74 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. (AP Photo/John Hayes, File)
December 13, 2018 - 10:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died. Locked died Nov. 3 at her Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest stemming from...
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In this 1970s photo, Bob Bryan, left, and Marshall Dodge, the Down East Maine humorists behind “Bert and I,” pose for a photo in Maine. Bryan died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was 87. Dodge died in 1982 in Hawaii. (Portland Press Herald via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 9:17 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87. Bryan and the late Marshall Dodge created their humor in a...
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In this 2001 photo, Alter Wiener, born in 1926, holds up a photo of himself taken in July 1945, two months after he was liberated from a Nazi death camp, in his apartment in Aloha, Ore. Wiener, a 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust, was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Wiener died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 7:38 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Alter Wiener died Tuesday in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported . Wiener...
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December 12, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian Academy of Arts says that Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died. He was 81. Kosa, who died Wednesday, was recognized for "Ten Thousand Days," about the travails of a Hungarian peasant family from the 1930s...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2005 file photo, Melvin Dummar smiles after signing copies of a book that Gary Magnesen had written about Dummar's claims that Howard Hughes left him a portion of the Hughes estate. Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said Dummar died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, under hospice care. He was 74. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret Morning News via AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 8:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967. Dummar, whose story was depicted in the...
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In a January 23, 1977 photo, Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, center, talks with guests at a National Press Club reception. Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at a nursing home in Roseau, in northern Minnesota according to his daughter, Linda Vatnsdal. He was 90. (Kent Kobersteen/Star Tribune via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 9:30 pm
ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, a farmer from northern Minnesota who was tasked with selling President Jimmy Carter's unpopular Soviet Union grain embargo to other farmers, died Sunday. He was 90. Bergland died at a nursing home in his hometown of Roseau, near...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Mary Perry, of Wendell, from left, Rosanell Eaton, of Franklin County, and Carolyn Coleman, of Greensboro, talk after a hearing at the Ward Federal Building in Winston-Salem, N.C., challenging the new North Carolina voting law. African-American North Carolina voting rights activist Eaton has died at age 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home in Louisburg, North Carolina (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 7:07 pm
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday at home in Louisburg, North Carolina...
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