Carol Lee Robinson

Funeral services for Carol Lee Robinson were held Oct. 20 at the Greenwood Community Church in Greenwood Village, Colo. Mrs. Robinson, the wife of former TPA president Roy Robinson, died Oct. 17 after a five-year struggle with dementia and accompanying diseases.

Carol Lee Peter was born Jan. 11, 1938, in rural Sherman County, Kan., to Philip Peter and Fern Johnson Peter. She attended a country school through the eighth grade and graduated in 1955 from Sherman Community High School in Goodland, Kan.


James Harold ‘Jim’ Cunningham

Memorial services were held Aug. 26 for journalist and former newspaper publisher James Harold “Jim” Cunningham, 72, of Moulton.

Cunningham died Aug. 21 at San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he was airlifted for treatment following a three-vehicle collision July 21.

-30- September 2016

These obituaries are published in the September 2016 edition of the Texas Press Messenger

Sarah L. Greene

Sarah L. Greene, 87, editor and publisher of The Gilmer Mirror from 1974 to 2006, died Aug. 2.

A Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame honoree and former Texas Press Association president, Greene was a third-generation newspaperwoman, following her parents, the late Georgia and Russell H. Laschinger, and grandfather, George Tucker, as publisher of The Gilmer Mirror.

Carol Renee' Bond Theiss -30-

Former Sweetwater Reporter publisher, Carol Renee' Bond Theiss of Russell, died Dec. 10, 2015, at the age of 44.

She was born Dec. 20, 1970, to Hank and Marilyn Bond of Russell. She earned three degrees from Morehead State University, a BA in Mass Communications, a Master's Degree, and a second Master's Degree in education. She began a newspaper career at age 13 in Georgetown, Ky. 

Jerry Waggoner -30-

Jerry "Wags" Waggoner died Dec. 31, 2015, at the age of 79

Waggoner worked in journalism for more than 50 years. He was on staff at the Killeen Daily Herald until 1990 and continued writing freelance articles until nearly the end of his life. He previously worked for the Amarillo Globe News, Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegram, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the 12th Man Foundation and a newspaper in Oregon. During 15 years at The Eagle, between 1971 and 1986, Waggoner served as both executive sports editor and managing editor.

-30- January 2016

Stephanie Michelle Cherry Sandoval died Nov. 16, 2015. She was a reporter for the Dallas Morning News until 2009. 

She attended the University of Texas at Arlington. She began working at the Grand Prairie Daily News, part of Dallas-Fort Worth Suburban Newspapers Inc., in 1996 In 2000, she was transferred to The News, when the newspaper consolidated its suburban operations into the Dallas daily. 

-30- July 2015


Lynwood Abram, a newspaper reporter for most of his 88 years, died June 23, 2015. 

He was born on Oct. 16, 1926, in Houston and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1949. He worked for the Houston Chronicle for five decades and was known for beautifully polished and concise stories.

Before joining the Chronicle, he worked for the Austin-American Statesman, the Galveston Daily News, El Paso Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Riverside, CA Press.


-30- July 2015

Clara Jo Davis

Clara Jo Davis died Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Athens.

She was a community news writer for the Athens Daily Review for more than 30 years covering the Cross Roads and Shady Oaks areas. Those writings reflected her passion of food, church and her friends.