04 16 2014
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Betty Jean Barr Has Died

Betty Jean Barr died Oct. 21. She was born May 24, 1944 in Pell City, Ala. to Warren & Mary Walton. She moved to Portland after graduating from Ullman High School in Birmingham, Ala. in 1962


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Earmie Colbert, 76

Earmie Colbert died on Sept. 20. He was born in Hugo, Okla. on July 13, 1933 to the parents of Primer Colbert and Odessa B Ware. Earmie was a member of the Choctaw Indian Tribe in Hugo. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and went to Paris Junior College. Following college, Earmie joined the Army in 1953; He lived in Houston and Salt Lake City until he making his home in Portland in 1967. Once in Portland he worked for Portland Auto Auction, Portland Progress Cleaning Service and the U.S. Postal Service ...


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Arthur Campbell, 60

Arthur Campbell died on Sept. 18. He was born in Shreveport Louisiana on Dec. 10, 1948 to the parents of Arthur Campbell Sr. and Gussie M. Campbell...


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Edward Smith Dines, 'Louisiana Ed'

Sept. 2, 1931 - Sept. 4, 2009

Edward Smith Dines, known to many in Portland as "Louisiana Ed," has died. Ed and his wife Doris, of forty-eight years, migrated from Louisiana to Portland in the late 1960's in search of a better life than the South afforded at that time.


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