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  • Clark McEntire (2014)

    Clark McEntire

    The Associated PressCOALGATE, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.A post on the singer's verified Twitter account Friday says Clark McEntire passed away Thursday night in Coalgate.The director of Brown's Funeral Service in nearby Atoka confirmed the death, saying McEntire had been in declining health since suffering a stroke a few years ago. He was...

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  • Jean Sawyer Hayes (2014)

    Jean Sawyer Hayes

    The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died.Pearson's Funeral Home confirmed the death but said obituary information wasn't available yet. She died Wednesday after a long illness.The Courier-Journal said Hayes was a Monticello, Kentucky, native and a longtime elementary school teacher.Sawyer told the newspaper...

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  • John Spencer-Churchill, 88 (1926 - 2014)

    John Spencer-Churchill

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — John Spencer-Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and a cousin and godson of British wartime leader Winston Churchill, has died. He was 88.Blenheim Palace said Spencer-Churchill died Thursday morning.His son Jamie is expected to inherit his father's title and become the 12th Duke of Marlborough.Prime Minister David Cameron said Spencer-Churchill will be deeply...

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  • Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, 88 (1925 - 2014)

    Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock

    DAN SEWELL, The Associated PressFifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone."Scared? Let's not use the word scared," she said.But she had plenty of harrowing moments, from landing by mistake on an Egyptian military base to seeing a burning wire aboard her plane loaded with extra fuel.Geraldine "Jerrie"...

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  • Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore (2014)

    Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore

    The Associated PressBILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died at age 98, his son said Tuesday.Creekmore died Saturday night in his Billings home of complications from heart disease, Dave Creekmore said.Creeky turned to rubber noses and orange wigs in the 1980s, after retiring from his previous...

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