Obituaries

FILE - In this June 18, 2016, file photo, U.S. actress Olivia de Havilland poses during an Associated Press interview, in Paris. Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress has died, aged 104 in Paris, publicist says Sunday July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
July 26, 2020 - 2:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of “Gone With the Wind,” but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood’s contract system, died Sunday at her home in Paris. She was 104...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of "Live! with Regis and Kelly", in New York. Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died on Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
July 25, 2020 - 9:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died at 88. Philbin died of natural causes Friday night, just over a...
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Fraternity members sing in front of the casket of the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., during a service celebrating "The Boy from Troy" at Troy University on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Troy, Ala. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 25, 2020 - 8:41 pm
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis was remembered Saturday — in the rural Alabama county where his story began — as a humble man who sprang from his family’s farm with a vision that “good trouble” could change the world. The morning service in the city...
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July 25, 2020 - 4:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Maurice Petty, part of a racing dynasty and the first engine builer to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died Saturday. He was 81. His family confirmed the death. No cause was given. He was the son of Lee Petty and brother of Richard Petty, and his ability to turn a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 file photo, Azimzhan Askarov, ethnic Uzbek human rights activist, who has been jailed for life for stirring up ethnic hatred in a case which has drawn international criticism, looks through a metal bars at a courtroom during hearings opened at the regional court in the capital Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Azimzhan Askarov, a human rights defender in Kyrgyzstan who was serving a life term on charges of involvement in inter-ethnic violence widely criticized as trumped-up, died Saturday July 25, 2020, in a prison clinic at the age of 69. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin, File)
July 25, 2020 - 10:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Azimzhan Askarov, a human rights defender in Kyrgyzstan who was serving a life term on charges of involvement in ethnic violence that were widely criticized as trumped-up, has died in a prison clinic. He was 69. The U. N. Human Rights Committee and leading international human rights...
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This combination of photos provided by the School Sisters of St. Francis shows Sisters Annelda Holtkamp, Bernadette Kelter, Josephine Seier and Marie June Skender. The nuns, who died from COVID-19 in March and April 2020, had retired years ago. Some moved into the Our Lady of the Angels assisted living facility in Wisconsin, when it opened in 2011. (School Sisters of St. Francis via AP)
July 24, 2020 - 5:06 pm
LIVONIA, Michigan (AP) — At a convent near Detroit, 13 nuns have died of COVID-19. The toll is seven at a center for Maryknoll sisters in New York, and six at a Wisconsin convent that serves nuns with fading memories. Each community perseveres, though strict social-distancing rules have made...
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FILE - This June 16, 2010 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., participates in a ceremony to unveil two plaques recognizing the contributions of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the United States Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed his passing late Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 23, 2020 - 9:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The funeral for the late civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis will be held Thursday at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once led. Lewis’ family announced that the funeral will be private, but the public is invited to pay...
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The casket containing the remains Rev. C.T. Vivian are carried from Providence Missionary Baptist Church after a funeral service Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 23, 2020 - 6:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation paid its final respects Thursday to the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement who helped end segregation across the South and left an abiding imprint on U.S. history. Vivian, a close ally of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was mourned by civil rights...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 1963, file photo, British jazz singer Annie Ross, right, and actor Sean Lynch are covered with confetti after their marriage in London. Ross, who rose to fame as a jazz singer in the 1950s, struggled with personal problems in the '60s, faded from the spotlight in the '70s, re-emerged as a successful character actress in the '80s and finished her career as a cabaret mainstay, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at her home in New York. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by her former manager, Jim Coleman. (AP Photo/Dear, File)
July 22, 2020 - 11:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annie Ross, a popular jazz singer in the 1950s before crossing over into a successful film career, has died. She was 89. Ross’ manager, Jim Coleman, told the Washington Post that the entertainer died Tuesday at her home in New York, four days before her 90th birthday. She had...
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FILE-In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, Tom Perez, left, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Nikema Williams, chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, speak with reporters, in Atlanta. Georgia Democrats have selected state Sen. Nikema Williams, chair of the state party, to replace Rep. John Lewis on the ballot in November. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)
July 20, 2020 - 4:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The head of Georgia’s Democratic Party has been chosen to face a Republican reality TV personality in the November contest for the seat of the late Rep. John Lewis, a towering figure who served in Congress for more than 30 years. The selection of state Sen. Nikema Williams caps a...
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