Despite a wealth of honors, acclaimed Southern writer Doris Betts, 79, was anything but ‘uppity’

PITTSBORO, N.C. – Doris Betts, the celebrated Southern writer who for decades nurtured others as a creative writing professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, died Saturday at the age of 79.

(This story appeared in The Raleigh News-Observer on April 24, 2012. Read the rest here.)
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Fascinating people die every day, some well-known, some not so known. People's obituaries are often the only things written about their rich, varied, interesting lives. This blog celebrates the large and small among us, without whom our experiences wouldn't be as meaningful.

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