Category Archive: Obituaries

Dec 08 2011

Screen Legend Harry Morgan Dead at 96

It is with a heavy heart that I bring you the news of the passing of Harry Morgan.  His portrayal of Colonel Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H really helped me to learn a lot about life.  I guess, in hindsight, it was the writers of the show who actually put the words in his mouth, …

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Oct 09 2011

Raider Nation Mourns Loss of Owner Al Davis

Al Davis, whose iron-fisted reign over the Raiders for practically their entire existence led to three Super Bowl titles and made the silver-and-black franchise a symbol of renegade toughness, died Saturday. He was 82. I have been a proud member of the “Raider Nation” for as long as I can remember. The Oakland Raiders have …

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Sep 23 2011

William Edward “Eddie” Broadwater, 55

William Edward Broadwater, who worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers for 28 years, died late Thursday evening as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  Eddie, as he was known to his friends and family, was a free-spirited man who loved the outdoors.  He passionately enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He will …

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Aug 26 2011

Lindsey Springfield, Jr. (60)

Lindsey Springfield, Jr. a Vicksburg resident passed away on Wednesday the 3rd of August following a sudden illness . He was 60. Mr. Springfield was employed as a custodian at the Dana Road Elementary School and was retired from the U. S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by …

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Jun 03 2011

James Arness, Gunsmoke Legend, Rides Into the Sunset at 88

It’s a sad day here at the Vicksburg Daily News offices.  A part of our childhood is gone.  The legendary James Arness, who just celebrated his 88th birthday, has died.  Arness, who shared his birthday with John Wayne (1907), is best known for playing the part of Marshal Matt Dillon – a part he played …

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May 09 2011

Wayne J. Sutter, 64

Wayne J. Sutter died Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was 64. He was a native of Sawyer, ND, where he attended school K-12; he graduated from Minot State University. He had lived in Vicksburg for the past 22 years. He is survived by his devoted wife, Tammy D. …

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May 08 2011

A Tribute to a Dear Friend

This world lost a treasure this week.  Wayne Sutter was one of the greatest people that I ever met. Wayne, a native of North Dakota, spent years as the Chief of Resource Management at Waterways Experiment Station.  He retired from that job and was serving as the Executive Secretary and Salute Page Chairman for the …

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