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

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

November 27, 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, 103, a folk artist, died Saturday in Houston. 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 Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's surrender to authorities in June 1991, died of heart and kidney failure Tuesday in Bogota. While he was an intermediary between Escobar and the government in the weeks leading up to the drug boss' 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 Mr. Cochran, the town's most famous son, whose hits included "Summertime Blues" and "C'mon Everybody." Mr. Cochran died at age 21 in a 1960 car accident in England.

* Gen. Viktor Dubynin, 49, a first deputy defense minister and head of the Russian armed services general staff, died Sunday in Moscow. The former tank commander once led the Soviet Union's Northern Army Group in Poland. In June, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin named him first deputy defense minister and head of the general staff.

* Curtis J. Sitomer, 60, former managing editor of the Christian Science Monitor, died Monday in Brookline, Mass. He joined the Boston-based newspaper in 1965 in Los Angeles and was later named western bureau chief. He was national news editor from 1976 to 1981 and in 1988 became managing editor, retiring in 1990. He later was manager of the press relations and legal affairs department of the Christian Science Church.

* 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.

* Theodore Miller Edison, 94, last survivor of Thomas Alva Edison's six children, died Tuesday. He was a physicist, maintained a laboratory in West Orange, N.J., for nearly half a century and held a number of patents, including a device for the National Geographic Society used for plotting maps in steep areas, such as the Grand Canyon. He was the youngest child of Thomas Edison, inventor, who died in 1931.

* Dr. William J. Campbell, 62, ranking meteorologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and an internationally-known expert on polar ice, died of a heart attack last Friday in Gig Harbor, Wash. He headed the agency's Ice and Climate Project, based on the campus of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. He played a leading role in interpreting data sent by earth-satellite sensors regarding polar sea ice. He wrote and co-wrote more than 130 papers and received many citations, including the U.S. Antarctic Medal (1965), the Soviet Union's Arctic Medal (1974), and several team awards from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

* Robert D. Huntoon, 83, a former official of the National Bureau of Standards, now the National Institute of Standards and Technology, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly. He initially participated in research that significantly improved the accuracy and dependability of military weapons. Mr. Huntoon later held several posts at the agency, including director of the bureau's regional laboratories in Corona, Calif., acting director of its laboratories in Boulder, Colo., associate director for physics and deputy director for the technical program. He retired in 1969.

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