Emory O. Cunningham,78, who introduced the nation to Old...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 27, 2000

Emory O. Cunningham,78, who introduced the nation to Old South favorites like magnolias and cheese grits by founding Southern Living magazine, died Monday in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Cunningham began the magazine about Southern hospitality in the 1960s, when much of the region was wracked by violence against the civil rights movement. Today, the Birmingham-based Southern Living claims about 2.5 million monthly readers, many outside the South.

The magazine is owned by Time Inc., which purchased its holding company, Southern Progress Corp., in 1985.

Ellen Walker Craig-Jones, 93, honored as the first black woman elected mayor of a U.S. municipality, died Sunday in Urbancrest, Ohio. She had been mayor from 1972 to 1975, and previously served 12 years as a Village Council member.

Isabella Yurieva,100, a celebrated singer of Russian folk songs who was lively enough to perform as she entered her second century of life, died Jan. 19 at her apartment in Moscow, the news agency ITAR-Tass reported. She had celebrated her 100th birthday five months ago with a performance at the Rossiya concert hall in Moscow.

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