Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones, 84, who won the hearts of country music fans as the banjo-playing, wise-cracking Grandpa Jones on "Hee Haw," died Thursday in Nashville after a series of strokes.
Best known as a regular on the syndicated TV show "Hee Haw," which ran from 1968 to 1993, Jones began donning his trademark costume -- high-topped boots, brimmed felt hat and flannel shirt with bright suspenders -- in the 1930s.
Anton Rosenberg, 71, a storied sometime artist and occasional musician who embodied the Greenwich Village hipster ideal of 1950s cool, died of cancer Feb. 14 in Woodstock, N.Y.
He was best known as the model for the character Julian Alexander in Jack Kerouac's novel "The Subterraneans." He also was a painter of acknowledged talent, and he played the piano with such finesse that he jammed with Charlie Parker, Zoot Sims and other jazz luminaries of the day.
John Fulton, 65, an American artist who became a professional bullfighter in Spain, died Friday in Seville from complications of a heart attack.
The Philadelphia native's dream to fight bulls evolved while studying art in the Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende in the early 1950s. After a few years as an apprentice, he moved to Seville, where he combined his love for bullfighting with painting -- and was helped out financially by Ernest Hemingway.
In 1967, he became the only professional American bullfighter to receive the coveted "confirmation" or recognition of his ranking by Madrid's renowned Las Ventas bullring. He retired in 1994.
Louis W. Mahle, 101, who invented the tiny, square-shaped gum Chiclets, died Feb. 13 in Ambler, Pa. He named his invention for an ingredient from the chicle tree. Adams Co. later bought the patent for the gum.
Ernst Juenger, 102, an author and World War I veteran who celebrated the Prussian military and attacked democracy in his early novels but went on to become a quiet opponent of Hitler, died Tuesday in Berlin.
H. Gardner Ackley, 82, a former U.S. ambassador to Italy and economics adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, died Feb. 12 in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was a member of the economics department at the University of Michigan for 43 years.
Virginia Stevens, 83, who was awarded five battle stars as a nurse during World War II, died Thursday in Bedford, Mass.
Calvin Jones, 59, who discovered Hernando de Soto's 1539 winter encampment and many other historical sites, died of cancer Feb. 15 in Tallahassee, Fla.
Frances Keahna, 92, whose hand-woven Indian baskets are displayed in the Smithsonian Institution and other museums, died Feb. 15 in Naytahwaush, Minn. She learned basket-weaving from her mother on the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota during the 1920s but didn't take up her art professionally until she was widowed in 1965.
Maria Bernardin, 93, mother of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, died Thursday in Chicago.
Lewis R. Friedman, 56, a state Supreme Court justice, died Thursday in New York after suffering a heart attack while exercising.
M. Norvel Young, 82, former president of Pepperdine University and co-founder of Lubbock Christian University, died of heart attack Tuesday night in Malibu, Calif.
Pub Date: 2/22/98