Oseola McCarty,91, a one-time washerwoman who earned...

Deaths Elsewhere

September 28, 1999

Oseola McCarty,91, a one-time washerwoman who earned widespread recognition after she donated her life savings to the University of Southern Mississippi, died Sunday in Hattiesburg, Miss., of complications of liver cancer.

In donating the $150,000 in July 1995, she said she wanted to give others the chance to get an education she never had. She said she had dreamed of becoming a nurse, but had to drop out of elementary school to care for sick relatives.

Earnest Hoberecht,81, an American who became a major literary figure in Japan just after World War II on the strength of romance novels he wrote in a matter of weeks, died Wednesday at an Oklahoma City hospital. Mr. Hoberecht (pronounced HO-bright) turned a Tokyo assignment for United Press International as a correspondent and news executive into an improbable literary success story by filling a void created by a ban on American books.


Because of limited space and the large number of requests for obituaries, The Sun regrets that it cannot publish all the obituaries it receives. Because The Sun regards obituaries as news, we give a preference to those submitted within 48 hours of a person's death. It is also our intention to run obituaries no later than seven days after death.

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