March 7, 2004
On March 5, 2004, MARGUERITE E.(nee French) BRENNER beloved wife of the late Benjamin Boyd Brenner, loving mother of Barbara A. Shiflet and Patricia R. Deady, admired grandmother of Ann M. Autry and Anne M. Deady, cherished great-grandmother of Jarod H. Autry. Visitation to be held at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue on Sunday and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M and where services will be held on Tuesday at 10 A.M. Interment Crest Lawn Gardens.
June 30, 2003
John G. Adams, 91, whose criticism of Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communism campaign helped lead to the senator's downfall, died of lung cancer Thursday in Dallas. Mr. Adams worked at the Capitol and Defense Department and served abroad as a commissioned officer during World War II before he began two years as chief legal adviser to Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens in 1953. Mr. Adams wrote in his memoirs that he soon began suspecting that the Wisconsin Republican was carrying out a personal vendetta against the Army on behalf of an aide's friend.
April 29, 2003
Dorothy Autry, a retired Westinghouse worker, died Friday of cancer at Joseph Richey Hospice. The Westport resident was 68. Dorothy Patterson was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Winans. She was a 1952 graduate of Carver Vocational Technical High School. She retired several years ago from Westinghouse Corp.'s Linthicum plant. She assembled radar systems and other electronic components for 28 years. A tenpin bowler, Mrs. Autry won many championships at the Westinghouse League. She also traveled extensively and enjoyed day trips to Atlantic City.
December 14, 1998
GENE AUTRY, Okla. -- There is the Gene Autry Chamber of Commerce, and there is the Gene Autry Volunteer Fire Department. The Gene Autry Methodist Church and the Gene Autry Baptist Church. Since 1941, when this dot-on-a-map town in southern Oklahoma renamed itself to honor one of America's first singing cowboys, only one important element has been missing:Gene Autry himself.At a rousing ceremony nearly six decades ago, Autry, then a dashing and beloved 34-year-old radio personality and movie star, spoke of bringing recognition to this small railroad community then called Berwyn.
October 3, 1998
These days, when we see a guy in a cowboy hat with a guitar, we immediately think: country singer.But it wasn't always that way. There was a time when what we now think of as country music was divided between two camps.One belonged to the so-called "hillbilly" singers, artists like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, and relied on old Appalachian tunes and what came to be known as "the white man's blues." The other was the province of cowboys, a sound that drew on camp songs, gold-rush ballads and the sweet, sad norteno sound of Texas and northern Mexico.
April 21, 1997
NEW YORK -- Darnell Autry, a budding thespian, played the leading role in a bittersweet NFL draft drama yesterday.Autry, a theater major at Northwestern, was one of the big losers in the draft when he slid to the fourth round before the Chicago Bears selected him with the ninth pick of the fourth round after he passed up his senior year to enter the draft.That means Autry will likely be playing this fall for the $131,000 minimum salary after he gets a modest signing bonus.If Autry had stayed in school and moved up to the second round next year, he would have made a lot more money, but he didn't sound disappointed at the unfortunate turn of events for him.Maybe he's already a good actor, but he said, "Good things come to those who wait.