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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
When Hugh Moore passed away after an extended battle with cancer on March 10 at age 67, the Springfield area arts scene lost an indelible presence. Moore was a prolific poet and painter, and in his ro...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

JAMES C. CRAVEN Aug. 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2015

Even as he tilted at windmills, James C. Craven, who died on Monday at 89, made a difference.As a state appellate court judge and proud liberal, he wrote a lot of dissents during his years on the benc...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

Preston Levon McCrary Sr. Oct. 28, 1919 - June 26, 2014

 I knew Mr. Preston at the earliest of ages; he was my dad’s (James Thomas Woodson) best friend and neighbor, and in childhood, his daughter, Cheryl, was my best friend as well. Needless to say...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

MARGE ROTH Aug. 25, 1941-Feb. 17, 2014

 The local theater community lost one of its finest treasures this past February when our beloved friend, Marge Roth, passed away suddenly. Marge was a talented costumer for local theater groups,...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

DAVID TEMPLETON KENNEY June 12, 1922-June 27, 2014

 A first impression of David Kenney revealed a fraction of the man. He was mild-mannered, openly friendly, never cursed, and his manners were almost Victorian. To those who discovered his career...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

Tayla Marie Skaggs-Cook Sept. 28, 1974 – Sept. 30, 2014

 All who knew this young lady would tell you she was an angel.  Tayla suffered a horrific accident at home on the night before her 40th birthday when she fell down her basement stairs, strik...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

J.D. WASHINGTON Jan. 12, 1929 – Sept. 24, 2014

 J.D. Washington was the first African-American principal in Springfield Public Schools. He was the first African-American recruiter for the U.S. Peace Corps. He was a 33rd degree Mason and an ed...

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