Venisha Brown died Wednesday at AU Health Medical Center in Augusta due to complications from pneumonia. She was 53 years old.
Gus G. Boznos, a founder of Par-King, dubbed Taj Mahal of mini-golf, dies at 92
Laverne Burnett, a link to early days of Harold’s Chicken chain, has died at 83
Laverne Burnett owned the most Harold's Chicken shacks. "He’s been in business longer and has more stores,” said CEO Kristen Pierce-Sherrod.
Harold's Chicken restaurateur Laverne Burnett “was a successful businessman in the Englewood community and he provided a lot of jobs,” said his daughter Geraldine.
Beatrice “Buddy” Cummings Mayer, philanthropist and art collector, dies at 97
Bud Gillespie, exec who took idyllic teenage road trip with Kurt Vonnegut, dies
Bud Gillespie's teenage journey with friends Kurt Vonnegut and George Jeffrey "was pretty formative for Vonnegut,” biographer Ginger Strand says.
Bud Gillespie's teenage journey with friends Kurt Vonnegut and George Jeffrey "was pretty formative for Vonnegut,” said Ginger Strand, author of "The Brothers Vonnegut.” "
One patron said Gus Boznos’ Par-King mini-golf was where “I can see Lady Liberty, Mount Rushmore and a weird psychedelic pumpkin all before curfew.”
For decades, Burge was accused of overseeing a “midnight crew” of Chicago police officers who systematically tortured black suspects.
Laverne Burnett owned the most Harold’s Chicken shacks. “He’s been in business longer and has more stores,” said CEO Kristen Pierce-Sherrod.
Buddy Mayer and her husband Robert “collected boldly, learning from dealers, but trusting their instincts,” said their family art curator Marla Hand.
Smikle died Wednesday after his wife, retired NBC5 investigative reporter Renee Ferguson, issued a plea for a donor heart.
Bud Gillespie’s teenage journey with friends Kurt Vonnegut and George Jeffrey “was pretty formative for Vonnegut,” biographer Ginger Strand says.
“I never … thought I would be asking for a heart for my own husband,” said retired reporter Renee Ferguson before her husband died Wednesday.
Lydia Heston “traveled by camel, by elephant, by biplane,” said her son Fraser. “She was the Indiana Jones of our family.”
Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton “had an incredible ability to bring people together, and we all loved her,” said her successor, Elizabeth Tisdahl.
The comic actor grew up in Chicago, where he attended Lane Tech High School and where he eventually met an up-and-coming comedian named Bob Newhart.
Miller has struggled with substance abuse for a long time, most recently coming to light after his breakup with Ariana Grande.
Art Porter had an enviable collection of phone numbers that helped him book top headliners for special events and the Chicago radio shows he produced.
Best known for “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Longest Yard,” he went on to win an Oscar nomination for “Boogie Nights.”
Lawford died of a heart attack Tuesday in Vancouver, Canada, his cousin, former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, told The Associated Press.