* Granville W. Carter, 72, a sculptor and former president...

November 26, 1992

* Granville W. Carter, 72, a sculptor and former president of the National Sculpture Society, died Saturday of lung cancer in New York. His works included the limestone archangels, Michael and Gabriel, for the National Cathedral in Washington. His last large work was of George Washington Kneeling in Prayer at George Washington Memorial Park, a cemetery in Paramus, N.J.

Ezekiel Gibbs, a folk artist, died Saturday in Houston at the age of 103. He was a retired farmer whose colorful drawings depicted country life and his religious faith. He began drawing in 1972 after his wife, Josephine, died. He completed thousands of works on paper, mostly in ink, pastel and crayon, many prominently featuring preachers and visions of the Holy Ghost.

The Rev. Rafael Garcia-Herreros, 83, the Roman Catholic priest who helped negotiate druglord Pablo Escobar's surrender to authorities in June 1991, died of heart and kidney failure Tuesday in Bogota, Colombia. While he was an intermediary between the drug boss and the government in the weeks leading up to Escobar's surrender to authorities, he had been famous in Colombia for his nightly TV program "God's Minute," in which he addressed spiritual issues. In western Bogota, he built the "God's Minute" community with hundreds of affordable housing units for the city's poor.

Jimmy Stivers, a blues-rock pianist in the Kelly Four backing up Eddie Cochran, died Saturday of a heart attack at age 58 in Anderson, Mo. Three of the original Kelly Four reunited in Albert Lea, Minn., last year to honor Cochran, the town's most famous son, whose hits included "Summertime Blues" and "C'mon Everybody." Cochran died at age 21 in a 1960 car accident in England.

* George I. "Sleepy" Jeffers, 70, who as "Uncle Willie" introduced many children to cartoons on television in Charleston, W.Va., died there Sunday after a brief illness. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he appeared on the "Buddy Starcher" country music program at WCHS radio in Charleston. The show evolved into "The Sleepy Jeffers Show." He played the "Uncle Willie" character from 1968 to 1974 on WCHS-TV.

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