William Gibberson, 74, a Broadway actor and television...


October 01, 1994

William Gibberson, 74, a Broadway actor and television announcer, died of a stroke last Saturday in New York. On Broadway, he appeared in "It Takes Two," produced by George Abbott in 1947, "For Love or Money," "Two Blind Mice," "Mr. Barry's Etchings" and "The Heiress."

C. Brown Ketner, 78, a co-founder in 1957 of the national grocery store chain that later became Food Lion, died Wednesday of a heart attack in China Grove, N.C. He left his chain in 1964 to enter the cafeteria business, setting up a chain that would become Apple House Cafeterias.

Charles Van Riper, 88, an expert on speech pathology who stuttered until he was 26, died Sunday in Kalamazoo, Mich. In 1936, he founded Western Michigan University's speech, hearing and language clinic, which was renamed after him in 1983.

The Rev. Reginald P. Wiggins, 48, a Baptist minister in Philadelphia who said his biblical studies convinced him that the universe would be destroyed by a apocalypse last month, died Sunday after slipping into a coma. He spent more than a decade in intense scriptural study before concluding the universe would be destroyed in September 1994.

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