Category Archives: Local, unsung

Pecan pie and fresh baked rolls describe the Southern hospitality of Kathleen Ruth Wallace, 90

(I had the honor of knowing this fine woman and remember fondly her kind, strength-giving smile.) ASHEVILLE – Kathleen Ruth Wallace, 90, died March 30, 2012 at her home in Asheville, N. C. In 1941 she married Hubert Gill Wallace,

Pecan pie and fresh baked rolls describe the Southern hospitality of Kathleen Ruth Wallace, 90

(I had the honor of knowing this fine woman and remember fondly her kind, strength-giving smile.) ASHEVILLE – Kathleen Ruth Wallace, 90, died March 30, 2012 at her home in Asheville, N. C. In 1941 she married Hubert Gill Wallace,

WWII medal recipient Van Thomas Barfoot, 92, fought homeowners association over flag in his yard

RICHMOND, Va. – Van Thomas Barfoot, a retired Army colonel and World War II Medal of Honor recipient who gained national attention in his fight to keep the U.S. flag flying in his front yard, died Friday in a Henrico

WWII medal recipient Van Thomas Barfoot, 92, fought homeowners association over flag in his yard

RICHMOND, Va. – Van Thomas Barfoot, a retired Army colonel and World War II Medal of Honor recipient who gained national attention in his fight to keep the U.S. flag flying in his front yard, died Friday in a Henrico

Mary Toole Parker, 97, one of Asheville, NC’s ‘Living Treasures,’ passes at 97

(I had the pleasure of interviewing Miss Parker for a couple of stories for The Asheville Citizen-Times and remember how gracious she was in sharing her knowledge. She lived in a beautiful old house that sits regally on the corner,

Mary Toole Parker, 97, one of Asheville, NC’s ‘Living Treasures,’ passes at 97

(I had the pleasure of interviewing Miss Parker for a couple of stories for The Asheville Citizen-Times and remember how gracious she was in sharing her knowledge. She lived in a beautiful old house that sits regally on the corner,

City boy-turned-farmer, David Geis, 45, realized boyhood dream by raising bison on sustainable farm.

LAMBERTON, Minn. – What started with a city boy’s dream to raise bison on the prairie grew to one of Minnesota’s larger agricultural enterprises, one firmly rooted in generosity, forward-thinking conservation practices and spiritual faith. David Geis, whose care for

City boy-turned-farmer, David Geis, 45, realized boyhood dream by raising bison on sustainable farm.

LAMBERTON, Minn. – What started with a city boy’s dream to raise bison on the prairie grew to one of Minnesota’s larger agricultural enterprises, one firmly rooted in generosity, forward-thinking conservation practices and spiritual faith. David Geis, whose care for

Retiring only 7 years ago, Rose Marie Cioppa, 96, raised five boys from the family bar

RANKIN, Pa. – “Hard-working” is the first thing that comes to mind when friends and family are asked to describe Rose Marie Cioppa, who lived most of her life in Rankin. In fact, she was 89 years old when she

Retiring only 7 years ago, Rose Marie Cioppa, 96, raised five boys from the family bar

RANKIN, Pa. – “Hard-working” is the first thing that comes to mind when friends and family are asked to describe Rose Marie Cioppa, who lived most of her life in Rankin. In fact, she was 89 years old when she

Logger, hobo, tree artist, George Sawchuk, 84, lived deep in woods he carved with wisdom

(“Now that you’ve crawled out of one womb, don’t make the same mistake as a lot of people and go crawling into another,” George Sawchuk would tell graduates – how perfect!) FANNY BAY, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Engraved in

Logger, hobo, tree artist, George Sawchuk, 84, lived deep in woods he carved with wisdom

(“Now that you’ve crawled out of one womb, don’t make the same mistake as a lot of people and go crawling into another,” George Sawchuk would tell graduates – how perfect!) FANNY BAY, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Engraved in

Stunner Florida family feud obit for Josie Anello, 94, goes viral on Internet

(And you think your family has problems?) LAND O’LAKES, Fla.  — Her sweetly smiling face appeared Feb. 14 in the obituaries of a local newspaper. In most ways, the accompanying obituary for Josie Anello, who died Feb. 11 at 93,

Stunner Florida family feud obit for Josie Anello, 94, goes viral on Internet

(And you think your family has problems?) LAND O’LAKES, Fla.  — Her sweetly smiling face appeared Feb. 14 in the obituaries of a local newspaper. In most ways, the accompanying obituary for Josie Anello, who died Feb. 11 at 93,