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Hayes, Otis Roland, Jr. - The Chattanoogan

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Otis had an exciting and productive career as a music and voice teacher, jazz pianist and writer. He performed in various venues across the United States, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Throughout his musical career, Otis played with several notable musicians including the late Ray Charles, the late Dizzy Gillespie, the late Lionel Hampton, the late Duke Ellington, the late Count Basie, Sonny Craves and numerous other musicians and entertainers.The most popular movie in which Otis participated was “Hello Dolly” as the pianist in the Louis Armstrong’s Orchestra. After many years of working with various groups and entertainers, Otis was content with composing, studying natural health processes, traveling and performing as a pianist/vocalist to satisfy the musical appetites of his audience.Also preceding him in death is his brother, Dr. William Allen “Billy” Hayes, Fayetteville, GA and his maternal grandmothers, Mrs. Alice Lackey and Mrs. Janie Walker, both of Chattanooga, TN.Otis is survived by his devoted children, Otis Roland (Ann) Hayes III, Esq., Sherman Oaks, CA, Felicia Maria Hayes, Austin, TX and their mother Christella McCline, Austin, TX and Saarah Hayes Ishii, Tokyo, Japan and her mother, Mami Ishii, Fukuoka, Japan, brother, Reverend A. L. “Tony” (Dr. Constance) Hayes of Franklin, TN., “Aunt Dot”, Dorothy Woods of Chattanooga, TN.  Otis also leaves to cherish his memory a grandchild, Gianna Christella Hayes, daughter of Otis Hayes III, along with several cousins, nephews, nieces, the Howard High School Class of 1954 and a host of other relatives and dear friends.The memorial service for Otis Roland Hayes, Jr. will be held at The Blue Room, 1600 E. 18th Street (18th & Vine), Kansas City, MO 64108 on Thursday, April 20, from 4-5 p.m. with a Jazz Musical Repast to commence from 5-7 p.m.The family of Otis Roland Hayes, Jr. would like to extend sincere gratitude to Otis’ caretaker and personal assistant, Ms. Evette Seeney, who provided assistance prior to and during his illness. The family would also like to express our heartfelt appreciation to The Blue Room and the Coda Jazz Fund for providing a musical family for Otis and their assistance to the Hayes family in this time of bereavement. Otis was a member of the “Elder Statesman Little Big Band” and was a proud member of the jazz community of K...

Ann Mahoney Bryce, Pioneer of Oklahoma TV, Dies at 92 - Tulsa World

Monday, March 27, 2017

Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She graduated from OU in 1946 with a degree in home economics and remained a devoted Sooner football fan throughout her life, with the notable exception of the Barry Switzer years. Ann was proud of her Oklahoma roots. Her grandfather, Michael Raphael Conway, took part in the Cherokee Strip land run of 1893. He homesteaded a parcel of land near Billings and made an initial home there by digging a cave in the ground. He later built a proper house. One of the bedrooms in the new house had a trap door that opened to the original cave. Michael raised wheat and cattle and went on to become a prominent citizen in Noble County. He was elected county treasurer and helped found a bank in Perry. Ann was a career woman before being a career woman was cool. Shortly after graduating from OU, she was hired by Oklahoma Natural Gas. The company sponsored "Lookin' at Cookin'" one of the first shows to air regularly on KOTV after the station launched in October 1949. (KOTV was the first TV station in Tulsa and the second in Oklahoma. WFOR in Oklahoma City was the first.) Ann hosted "Lookin' at Cookin'" when it debuted on KOTV on December 8, 1949. "Lookin' at Cookin'" would continue to air on KOTV for the next 32 years and was one of the longest-running shows in the history of the station. ("Lewis Meyer's Bookshelf" which aired for 42 years, holds the longevity record at KOTV.) In addition to her duties on KOTV, Ann traveled the state on behalf of ONG doing cooking demonstrations. She also taught what ONG called "kitcheneering classes" that were "designed to help the new homemaker, bri...

Obituary: Richard Allen Brown - La Crosse Tribune

Monday, February 27, 2017

He passed his passion for these activities on to his children and grandchildren. During his years at IBM, Rich traveled to many interesting places; among them were Italy, Germany, England, Switzerland and Japan. He enjoyed the people and experiences immensely. After retiring at a young age, Rich and Eileen enjoyed living on Agate Lake in northern Minnesota in the summer and on the golf course in Pharr, Texas during the winter. Rich became a golf smith, served in leadership positions in his golf communities and the Lions Club, worked as a consultant for Magnum Machining, became a wine connoisseur and maker, and developed into a fine wood carver.Rich was a member of Christ the King Church in Byron, had a deep faith in God and was thankful for all that he was given, especially his family and friends.Rich is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eileen; his daughter, Rebecca of Byron; his son, Robert (Teresa) of Byron; his granddaughter, Danielle (Tony Bellacero) Huse of Duluth; his grandsons, Ricky Brown and Nick Brown both of Byron; his sister, Barbara (Palle) Larsen of Ohio; brother, David (Barb) of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Kathy Self of La Crosse, Rita (Bill) Clark of Minnesota City, Gayla Marco of Wausau; brothers-in-law, Dick (Amanda) Marco of Holmen, Bob Self of La Crosse; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and life-long friends.He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Theresa; his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Bill and Leona Marco; his son-in-law, Kent Huse; his sister-in-law, Marilyn (Marco) Hein; and his brother-in-law, Bill Marco Jr.A Memorial Mass officiated by Father Paul Surprenant will be held for Rich at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Christ the King Church, 202 4th St. NW, Byron, Minn. Visitation will begin one hour before the service at the church. Following Mass, a celebration of Rich’s life will take place at Johnny Mango’s Catering and Event Center, 505 Frontage Road NW, Byron.Per Rich’s wishes, ...

MORGAN, Helen Pauline - Roanoke Times: Obituaries - Roanoke Times

Monday, February 27, 2017

Jefferson Surgical Clinic, American Viscose, Veteran's Administration Hospital, private duty and general medical-surgical nursing at Jefferson Hospital. She especially enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Switzerland, Alaska and most of the United States. Polly joined her husband in ballroom dancing, bowling and senior citizen activities. She faithfully supported her children in all they were involved such as sports, Scouts, home room mother and child evangelism. Polly strongly encouraged each child and grandchild to complete a four-year college degree and was so proud when they reached this goal. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eula and Paul Raines; husband, Reginald Jackson Morgan; brothers, Hubert Raines and Harold Raines; sister, Lois Raines Davenport; and two grandchildren. Polly is survived by a daughter, Regina Lynn Mays (Clarence Condal) of Roanoke; son, James Paul Morgan (Wilma) of Colfex, N.C.; sister, Gloria Raines Andrews; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at noon on Monday, February 27, 2017, at Oakey's South Chapel with the Rev. Carol Johnston officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to one's favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.Photo Gallery...

Mr. Frederick O. “Fred” Poss - Country 103.9 WRBI

Monday, January 30, 2017

Indiana 47043.Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted at 10:00 am, Monday, January 30, 2017, Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, IndianaMemorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Holocaust hero Marion Pritchard remembered in Vermont - vtdigger.org

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pritchard, she recalled their meeting at Vermont’s first Holocaust memorial ceremony in 1987 — and their separate yet shared World War II experiences nearly a half-century before.Kunin, born in Switzerland in 1933, was 6 years old when her Jewish family fled to the United States upon the threat of Nazi invasion.“My mother taught me here in America, anything is possible,” the state’s first and so far only female chief executive remembers of the day she sailed past the Statue of Liberty.Pritchard, a gentile who lived in Vershire from 1976 to 2006, learned different and more difficult lessons growing up in her native Netherlands. The former Marion Philippina van Binsbergen was a student at the University of Amsterdam School of Social Work when, riding her bicycle in 1942, she witnessed Nazi soldiers pulling Jewish children from their homes.Marion Pritchard in her United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration uniform in 1946. Photo from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum“It was a street I had known since I had been born, and all of a sudden you see little kids picked up by their pigtails or by a leg and thrown over the side of a truck,” she told the author of the book “Voices from the Holocaust.” “You stop but you can’t believe it.”Pritchard saw two passersby attempt to stop the action, only to be seized. That’s when, raised by a father who opposed ...

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Hayes, Otis Roland, Jr. - The Chattanoogan

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Otis had an exciting and productive career as a music and voice teacher, jazz pianist and writer. He performed in various venues across the United States, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Throughout his musical career, Otis played with several notable musicians including the late Ray Charles, the late Dizzy Gillespie, the late Lionel Hampton, the late Duke Ellington, the late Count Basie, Sonny Craves and numerous other musicians and entertainers.The most popular movie in which Otis participated was “Hello Dolly” as the pianist in the Louis Armstrong’s Orchestra. After many years of working with various groups and entertainers, Otis was content with composing, studying natural health processes, traveling and performing as a pianist/vocalist to satisfy the musical appetites of his audience.Also preceding him in death is his brother, Dr. William Allen “Billy” Hayes, Fayetteville, GA and his maternal grandmothers, Mrs. Alice Lackey and Mrs. Janie Walker, both of Chattanooga, TN.Otis is survived by his devoted children, Otis Roland (Ann) Hayes III, Esq., Sherman Oaks, CA, Felicia Maria Hayes, Austin, TX and their mother Christella McCline, Austin, TX and Saarah Hayes Ishii, Tokyo, Japan and her mother, Mami Ishii, Fukuoka, Japan, brother, Reverend A. L. “Tony” (Dr. Constance) Hayes of Franklin, TN., “Aunt Dot”, Dorothy Woods of Chattanooga, TN.  Otis also leaves to cherish his memory a grandchild, Gianna Christella Hayes, daughter of Otis Hayes III, along with several cousins, nephews, nieces, the Howard High School Class of 1954 and a host of other relatives and dear friends.The memorial service for Otis Roland Hayes, Jr. will be held at The Blue Room, 1600 E. 18th Street (18th & Vine), Kansas City, MO 64108 on Thursday, April 20, from 4-5 p.m. with a Jazz Musical Repast to commence from 5-7 p.m.The family of Otis Roland Hayes, Jr. would like to extend sincere gratitude to Otis’ caretaker and personal assistant, Ms. Evette Seeney, who provided assistance prior to and during his illness. The family would also like to express our heartfelt appreciation to The Blue Room and the Coda Jazz Fund for providing a musical family for Otis and their assistance to the Hayes family in this time of bereavement. Otis was a member of the “Elder Statesman Little Big Band” and was a proud member of the jazz community of K...

Ann Mahoney Bryce, Pioneer of Oklahoma TV, Dies at 92 - Tulsa World

Monday, March 27, 2017

Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She graduated from OU in 1946 with a degree in home economics and remained a devoted Sooner football fan throughout her life, with the notable exception of the Barry Switzer years. Ann was proud of her Oklahoma roots. Her grandfather, Michael Raphael Conway, took part in the Cherokee Strip land run of 1893. He homesteaded a parcel of land near Billings and made an initial home there by digging a cave in the ground. He later built a proper house. One of the bedrooms in the new house had a trap door that opened to the original cave. Michael raised wheat and cattle and went on to become a prominent citizen in Noble County. He was elected county treasurer and helped found a bank in Perry. Ann was a career woman before being a career woman was cool. Shortly after graduating from OU, she was hired by Oklahoma Natural Gas. The company sponsored "Lookin' at Cookin'" one of the first shows to air regularly on KOTV after the station launched in October 1949. (KOTV was the first TV station in Tulsa and the second in Oklahoma. WFOR in Oklahoma City was the first.) Ann hosted "Lookin' at Cookin'" when it debuted on KOTV on December 8, 1949. "Lookin' at Cookin'" would continue to air on KOTV for the next 32 years and was one of the longest-running shows in the history of the station. ("Lewis Meyer's Bookshelf" which aired for 42 years, holds the longevity record at KOTV.) In addition to her duties on KOTV, Ann traveled the state on behalf of ONG doing cooking demonstrations. She also taught what ONG called "kitcheneering classes" that were "designed to help the new homemaker, bri...

Obituary: Richard Allen Brown - La Crosse Tribune

Monday, February 27, 2017

He passed his passion for these activities on to his children and grandchildren. During his years at IBM, Rich traveled to many interesting places; among them were Italy, Germany, England, Switzerland and Japan. He enjoyed the people and experiences immensely. After retiring at a young age, Rich and Eileen enjoyed living on Agate Lake in northern Minnesota in the summer and on the golf course in Pharr, Texas during the winter. Rich became a golf smith, served in leadership positions in his golf communities and the Lions Club, worked as a consultant for Magnum Machining, became a wine connoisseur and maker, and developed into a fine wood carver.Rich was a member of Christ the King Church in Byron, had a deep faith in God and was thankful for all that he was given, especially his family and friends.Rich is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eileen; his daughter, Rebecca of Byron; his son, Robert (Teresa) of Byron; his granddaughter, Danielle (Tony Bellacero) Huse of Duluth; his grandsons, Ricky Brown and Nick Brown both of Byron; his sister, Barbara (Palle) Larsen of Ohio; brother, David (Barb) of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Kathy Self of La Crosse, Rita (Bill) Clark of Minnesota City, Gayla Marco of Wausau; brothers-in-law, Dick (Amanda) Marco of Holmen, Bob Self of La Crosse; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and life-long friends.He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Theresa; his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Bill and Leona Marco; his son-in-law, Kent Huse; his sister-in-law, Marilyn (Marco) Hein; and his brother-in-law, Bill Marco Jr.A Memorial Mass officiated by Father Paul Surprenant will be held for Rich at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Christ the King Church, 202 4th St. NW, Byron, Minn. Visitation will begin one hour before the service at the church. Following Mass, a celebration of Rich’s life will take place at Johnny Mango’s Catering and Event Center, 505 Frontage Road NW, Byron.Per Rich’s wishes, ...

MORGAN, Helen Pauline - Roanoke Times: Obituaries - Roanoke Times

Monday, February 27, 2017

Jefferson Surgical Clinic, American Viscose, Veteran's Administration Hospital, private duty and general medical-surgical nursing at Jefferson Hospital. She especially enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Switzerland, Alaska and most of the United States. Polly joined her husband in ballroom dancing, bowling and senior citizen activities. She faithfully supported her children in all they were involved such as sports, Scouts, home room mother and child evangelism. Polly strongly encouraged each child and grandchild to complete a four-year college degree and was so proud when they reached this goal. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eula and Paul Raines; husband, Reginald Jackson Morgan; brothers, Hubert Raines and Harold Raines; sister, Lois Raines Davenport; and two grandchildren. Polly is survived by a daughter, Regina Lynn Mays (Clarence Condal) of Roanoke; son, James Paul Morgan (Wilma) of Colfex, N.C.; sister, Gloria Raines Andrews; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at noon on Monday, February 27, 2017, at Oakey's South Chapel with the Rev. Carol Johnston officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to one's favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.oakeys.com.Photo Gallery...

Mr. Frederick O. “Fred” Poss - Country 103.9 WRBI

Monday, January 30, 2017

Indiana 47043.Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted at 10:00 am, Monday, January 30, 2017, Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, IndianaMemorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Holocaust hero Marion Pritchard remembered in Vermont - vtdigger.org

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pritchard, she recalled their meeting at Vermont’s first Holocaust memorial ceremony in 1987 — and their separate yet shared World War II experiences nearly a half-century before.Kunin, born in Switzerland in 1933, was 6 years old when her Jewish family fled to the United States upon the threat of Nazi invasion.“My mother taught me here in America, anything is possible,” the state’s first and so far only female chief executive remembers of the day she sailed past the Statue of Liberty.Pritchard, a gentile who lived in Vershire from 1976 to 2006, learned different and more difficult lessons growing up in her native Netherlands. The former Marion Philippina van Binsbergen was a student at the University of Amsterdam School of Social Work when, riding her bicycle in 1942, she witnessed Nazi soldiers pulling Jewish children from their homes.Marion Pritchard in her United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration uniform in 1946. Photo from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum“It was a street I had known since I had been born, and all of a sudden you see little kids picked up by their pigtails or by a leg and thrown over the side of a truck,” she told the author of the book “Voices from the Holocaust.” “You stop but you can’t believe it.”Pritchard saw two passersby attempt to stop the action, only to be seized. That’s when, raised by a father who opposed ...