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Walter E. Williams, 84, Dies; Conservative Economist on Black Issues


Skeptical of antipoverty programs, he was a scholar who reached a wide public through a newspaper column and books, and as a fill-in for Rush Limbaugh.

Carter Williams, Who Unshackled Nursing Home Residents, Dies at 97


By closely describing the inner lives of older people, Ms. Williams altered legal regulations and clinical standards applied to nursing homes.

Clayton Williams, Oilman Whose Gaffes Cost an Election, Dies at 88


Leading Ann Richards in 1990, he was undone by a spate of blunders. He was the last Republican to date to lose a race for governor of Texas.

Dudley Williams, Eloquent Dancer Who Defied Age, Dies at 76


Mr. Williams was an East Harlem prodigy who dazzled Alvin Ailey company audiences as a leading dancer for more than four decades, performing into his 60s.



DUKEHART--Sybil Kane Williams. Died Tuesday at her home in Maryland. She was 87. Born Sybil Kane Williams, she attended the Chapin School and St. Timothy's School, in Catonsville, MD. Later, she sang in the Junior League Chorus and Octet, studied at the Diller Quaile School of Music and studied piano with Carl Ulrich Schnabel. After her marriage to Dr. James Patton Miller, in 1942, she moved to Maryland. Dr. Miller died in 1959. In 1965, she married Edward Comegys Dukehart, a realtor and travel ...



TOBIN-Janet Williams (formerly Janet Williams Medina), 85. Of Delray Beach passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2002. She was born in NYC, daughter of the late Herbert D. and Nina Williams. Mrs. Tobin had been President of the Board of Trustees of The Spence School, the first woman on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of NY, and served on the Boards of the YWCA of the City of NY, the Grosvenor Neighborhood House & many others. She & her late husband, Harold R. Medina, Jr. moved to the Co ...

Warren Murphy, Writer and Creator of Remo Williams, Dies at 81


Mr. Murphy, who co-authored the gritty thriller “Created the Destroyer” with Dick Sapir in 1963, wrote many more novels and had credits for movies like “Lethal Weapon 2.”

Jeannette Williams-Parker, Nurse in a Virus Hot Spot, Dies at 48


She was the first nurse in West Virginia to die of Covid-19. “She just never thought it would happen to her,” her mother said.

Patrick Williams, 79, Composer as Heard on TV (and Beyond), Is Dead


Mr. Williams, whose approach blended jazz, classical and pop elements, provided music for film, television and his own award-winning records.

Clayton Williams, Oilman Whose Gaffes Cost an Election, Dies at 88


Leading Ann Richards in 1990, he was undone by a spate of blunders. He was the last Republican to date to lose a race for governor of Texas.

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Alice Stewart, a CNN Political Commentator, Dies at 58

Sun, 19 May 2024 13:27:58 +0000

She had appeared onscreen as a conservative voice since the 2016 presidential race. A political strategist, she had worked for Republican presidential candidates.

Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., 93, Dies; Hostage Who Chided Foreign Policy

Sat, 18 May 2024 21:29:29 +0000

A Foreign Service officer, he was one of 52 hostages seized in Iran and held for 444 days. He later challenged the U.S. government to reshape its diplomacy with the Islamic world.

Phil Wiggins, Virtuoso of the Blues Harmonica, Is Dead at 69

Sun, 19 May 2024 05:45:30 +0000

First as half of the duo Cephas and Wiggins and later on his own, he was one of the best-known musicians playing the style known as the Piedmont blues.

Dabney Coleman, Actor Audiences Loved to Hate, Is Dead at 92

Sat, 18 May 2024 15:18:15 +0000

In movies like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie” and on TV shows like “Buffalo Bill,” he turned the portrayal of egomaniacal louts into a fine art.

Cyril H. Wecht, 93, Dies; Coroner Cast Doubt on Kennedy Assassination

Sat, 18 May 2024 17:15:31 +0000

A widely respected forensic expert and frequent TV presence, he was also a powerful figure in Pennsylvania Democratic politics.

Jon Urbanchek, Who Led Swimmers to Olympic Glory, Dies at 87

Fri, 17 May 2024 18:07:12 +0000

He coached the University of Michigan to 13 Big Ten Conference titles and a national championship. Overall, his swimmers won 21 medals at the Summer Olympics.

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