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Bishop A. A. Wells 

Bishop Wells died March 14, 2020, at his home surrounded by Mother Mattie Wells and his family. Due to the recent Oregon State executive order, the public viewing scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020, will no longer be held.

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This July 6, 2017 file photo shows pianist McCoy Tyner after performing at the botanical Garden Citta' Studi, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FIle) 

McCoy Tyner, groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist, was the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet

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In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Katherine Johnson, the inspiration for the film, "Hidden Figures," poses in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA's early space missions has died. She was 101.

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Phillip (Phil) Wayne Wilborn 

He played music professionally as part-time employment and worked for the Portland Fire Bureau for 14 years

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Bernadette Artharee-Scott, May 24, 1952 - January 22, 2020 

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 31, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Bethel AME Church in Portland

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Lorenzo Ghiglieri, Nov. 25, 1931 - Jan. 28, 2020 

Lorenzo Ghiglieri, one of the world's best-recognized and most successful sculptors and artists, died Saturday in Vancouver, Wash.

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Nick Fish at The Skanner Foundation Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast 2018 (Photo by Julie Keefe) 

Commissioner Nick Fish died Thursday after a long battle with cancer

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Nathan L. Jones 

Nathan L. Jones passed away from complications of a stroke on November 1, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2019.

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(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) 

Bernard J. Tyson was the company's first African American CEO and under his leadership, they experienced major gains in revenue, jobs and their network of physicians

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Gaines’ poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation town germinated stories of Black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty

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