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22 Oct

Another Star In The Orchestra of the Sky

Jazz legend Shirley Horn dies at 71 NEW YORK (AP) — Shirley Horn, the jazz pianist and vocalist who got her start opening for Miles Davis and became revered as a master interpreter of American standards, has died at the age of 71, her record label said. Horn died Thursday night in her native Washington, […]

26 Sep

Farewell to yet another…

Don Adams, star of 1960s spy spoof “Get Smart” and voice behind cartoon character “Inspector Gadget,” died Monday, his agent said.

25 Sep

“Awww Shucks!”

LOS ANGELES — Thomas Ross Bond, who played Butch the bully in the “Our Gang” and “The Little Rascals” serials of the 1930s, has died. He was 79. Bond died Saturday of complications from heart disease at Northridge Hospital, said his manager, Frank Marks. Bond played a member of the Gang named Tommy. After his […]

06 Sep

Farewell, Lil Buddy

Heartfelt condolences to the Denver family… Bob’s now up in the island in the sky. LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy castaway Gilligan on the 1960s TV show “Gilligan’s Island” made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, has died. He was 70.

23 Aug

Farewell to an Icon

By DEBBIE MESSINA, The Virginian-Pilot © August 23, 2005 | Last updated 6:11 PM Aug. 23 NORFOLK — Anticipating reuben and fried oyster sandwiches, today’s lunch crowd at Uncle Louie’s restaurant was served up something it never expected – locked doors. With no warning, the longtime Wards Corner institution served its last meals Monday. On […]

14 Aug

Final Babble

You’d think I’d murdered the Lindbergh baby… I’m not a lawyer. I’ve never played one on television. I didn’t even spend last night in a Holiday Inn Express. But when you’re on a committee that is brought a contract that is fraught with loopholes (ok, so you’re expecting the person to do about 15 hours […]

08 Aug

Farewell Peter

CNN Reports: Nearly four months to the day since he announced in a hoarse voice on his evening newscast that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer, longtime ABC “World News Tonight” anchor Peter Jennings died Sunday, according to the network. He was 67. “Good Morning America” co-host Charles Gibson read a statement from the […]

07 Jun

Farewell to Another Legend

Anne Bancroft, who won the 1962 best actress Oscar as the teacher of a young Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” but achieved greater fame as the seductive Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate,” has died. She was 73. She died of uterine cancer on Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital, John Barlow, a spokesman for her […]

24 May


Farewell to one of the icons of my childhood. Voice of Tony the Tiger dies Thurl Ravenscroft dead at 91

01 May

Conversations Overheard

Sometimes you overhear things that make you stop and think and go — hmm, I’d never thought of (something) that way. Last night, when Tink and I were at the wake for Mr. Bonnie (there showing our support for PR and his family), Reverend Mayo, pastor of Fountain of Light Pentecostal Holiness church was there […]

30 Apr

There’s Got To Be A Morning After…

…you know, I think I may have used that title right after Hurricane Isabel hit in 2003. I spent some time with PR last night before he went back down to Elizabeth City. He told me, “You know, I’ve lost my best friend. The one man I always looked up to.” I can’t imagine what […]

29 Apr

Initial Post.

Mr. Bonnie Lee Hobbs (October 18, 1912 – April 29, 2005) went home to be with God after a brief hospitalization following a massive stroke. He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Mrs Evelyn Hobbs, two children, Renee Jones and Randy Hobbs, a sister, Florence, and a half sister, Reba. Twiford Funeral Homes, […]

06 Apr


Prince Rainier of Monaco has passed on. That means within the past two weeks, the following high profile deaths have occurred: The Pope Prince Rainier Frank Perdue Terri Schaivo Johnnie Cochran Who will complete this second trifecta?

01 Apr

Another “takes wing”

Frank Perdue, the Maryland farmer who revolutionized the poultry industry and gave chicken a brand name, died Friday following a brief illness at the age of 84.

29 Mar

Just In…

Famed attorney Johnnie Cochran, 67, perhaps best known for his defense of O.J. Simpson, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles from a inoperable brain tumour.

18 Mar

You Can Never Say The Words

Thre have been so many people in and out of my life who, when I think back, I can honetly wish that things would have turned out diferently. Some of these people might have turned out to be great friends or lovers. But one cannot turn back time. Everything happens for a purpose; for a […]

13 Mar

Oh, I forgot…

…to remember to tell you all that my great-grandmother died Friday, at the age of 101. She will be buried on Tuesday.

22 Nov

Pilgrim’s Farewell

1. Farewell, farewell, farewell, my friends, I must be gone, I have no home or stay with you; I’ll take my staff and travel on, Till I a better world can view. I’ll march to Canaan’s land, I’ll land on Canaan’s shore, Where pleasures never end, and troubles come no more. Farewell, farewell, farewell my […]

22 Nov


Goodbye My Friend Written by Karla Bonoff Copyright 1988 Seagrape Music (recorded by Karla Bonoff, also recorded by Linda Ronstadt) Oh we never know where life will take us We know it’s just a ride on the wheel And we never know when death will shake us And we wonder how it will feel So […]

18 Oct


Just received notice that Grand Old Opry member Skeeter Davis has passed at the age of 72. Known for singles “(Don’t They Know) It’s The End Of the World”, “I Can’t Help You (I’m Falling Too)”, “Lost To A Geisha Girl”, “Tiny Blue Transistor Radio”, and “He’ll Have To Stay,” Skeeter was a mainstay of […]

30 Sep

Singing In Heaven…

Music business mourns Izora Armstead By Michael Paoletta NEW YORK (Billboard) – Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of disco/pop acts the Weather Girls and Two Tons O’ Fun, is being remembered for her larger-than-life spirit and voice. Armstead, best-known for “It’s Raining Men,” died Sept. 16 at San Leandro Hospital, near Oakland, Calif. The cause was […]

28 Aug

Farewell To A Legend

Laura passed away in her sleep last night Thursday August 26th of a Brain aneurysm. She was 47. Laura had hits with Gloria, How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, Shattered Glass, The Power of Love, Solitaire, Ti Amo, The Lucky One, Self Control among others. Laura’s music has been passed on through the […]

13 Aug

Farewell to a Legend

TV Cooking Show Host Julia Child Dies By PAUL CHAVEZ Associated Press Writer

02 Jul

Farewell to an Idol

01 Jul

Extended Obituary

Ma-Maw gets laid to rest today at 11. Here’s the obituary that mentions all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy Elizabeth Nemeth Barker Chesapeake June 29, 2004 Surrounded by family and loved ones, Dorothy Elizabeth Nemeth Barker, 72, departed her home in Chesapeake for her “Mansion Just Over the Hilltop.” Dorothy was preceded in death by […]

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