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Richard “Dick” Pigford

Richard “Dick” Pigford, noted architect, dies at 71

Special to The Times Richard Ireland Pigford, known to everyone as “Dick” or “Dickie”, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 31. He was 71. Mr....

Dr. Marilyn Dossett Sesser Bowen

Special to the Times September 5, 1951- February 24, 2019 Dr. Marilyn Dossett Sesser Bowen was born September 5, 1951, in Natchez, Miss., to Clarence Edward...

Frank Robinson, baseball’s fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83

By David Ginsburg and Ben Walker Associated Press Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however,...

Elmer Douglass Ellis Sr., Washington D.C. lawyer with ties to Birmingham,...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Elmer Douglass Ellis Sr, a prominent Washington D.C. lawyer and Birmingham native, died April 1. He was 59. His funeral...

Coach Andrew A. Sewell, father of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, dies...

Times staff report Andrew Anthony Sewell, father of U.S. Rep Terri Sewell, known affectionately as “Coach Sewell”, died on April 8, 2017. He was 82. “My...

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. Murphy...

John L. Harrison Jr., of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, dies

By Errin Haines Whack Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John L. Harrison Jr., who served as a World War II pilot with the famed all-black Tuskegee...

William Coleman, civil rights lawyer who shattered racial barriers, dies

Jeff Horwitz Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — William T. Coleman Jr., a civil rights lawyer from Philadelphia who prevailed in several landmark Supreme Court cases, broke...

George Braziller, literary publisher, dead at 101

By Hillel Italie AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) - George Braziller, an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels...

Chuck Berry’s influence on rock n’ roll was incalculable

By Hillel Italie  Associated Press Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with...

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