The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday at the age of 98.
Mary Higgins Clark, the tireless and long-reigning “Queen of Suspense” whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world’s most popular writers, died Friday at age 92.
The recent death of former President George H.W. Bush had Times News Staff Writer Stephen Igo reminiscing about the day 30 years ago when he got to spend a little time with Bush, who was then vice president of the United States. While campaigning for president that year, Bush stopped in Kingsport to visit the house where his parents lived briefly in 1922.
Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92.
Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday.