Frank "Pee Wee" King, 86, who co-wrote the "Tennessee...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 08, 2000

Frank "Pee Wee" King, 86, who co-wrote the "Tennessee Waltz" and introduced electric instruments and horns to the Grand Ole Opry, died Tuesday in Louisville, Ky. He had been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack Feb. 28.

Raymond Ickes, 87, a retired shipping executive whose father was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Interior Secretary, died Thursday in Berkeley, Calif.

He was the son of Harold L. Ickes, who headed both the Interior Department and the Public Works Administration under Mr. Roosevelt, and Anna Wilmarth, a three-term assemblywoman from Illinois. His half-brother, Harold Ickes, was deputy chief of staff under President Clinton and is now an aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Judge Charles Wiggins, 72, who as a California congressman in the 1970s was among President Richard M. Nixon's staunchest defenders before urging him to resign, died Thursday in Las Vegas of cardiac arrest. He was appointed in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Lydon "Mort" Allin, 59, who served as deputy press secretary for former President Ronald Reagan, died Feb. 28 in Madison, Wis., of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Peggy Johnson Iacocca, 49, ex-wife of former Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee Iacocca, died Feb. 29 in a Florida hospital of a heart attack.

Begona Palacios, 58, an actress who was the wife of the late film maverick Sam Peckinpah, died March 1 in Mexico City of a liver malfunction.

Paul Rene Doguereau, 91, a pianist and interpreter of French music, died Friday in New Jersey.

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