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NEW YORK (AP) -- R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, who had been one of the most electric and successful figures in music until a car crash 28 years ago left him in a wheelchair, has died of colon cancer. He was 59.

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Curtis Devers was born Sept. 1, 1956 to Clarence M. Devers and Fannie M. Devers in Shreveport, La.
He died Nov. 30, 2009.

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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 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 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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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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Although she was so young, she spread a lot of love.

Racquiya attended Woodland and Rosa Parks elementary schools, as well as George Middle School. She was an honorary member of God 'N Charge Ministries, a community based, non-profit organization that uses the arts to spread the word and love of God.


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Sports Fan and Traveler

Velma Denise LaCour, a beaming ray of light for family and friends in Portland, Denver and Los Angeles, died earlier this summer after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. She was 61.


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Jack Virgil Curtis, Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Jack and Curley Curtis on December 1, 1933. Jack departed this world and entered into Glory, August 24, 2009 ... Funeral Services were held at 10:30am on Wednesday, September 2 with Graveside Service and Military Honors at 2:15pm on Wednesday at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent Washington.


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George James Verreen Jr. died on Aug. 19. He was 64


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