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TPA past president John Crawford dies

Texas Press Association's 106th president, John Harold Crawford, died July 26 in Dallas. He was 91.
Crawford, former editor of the Denison Herald and owner of the Wood County Democrat and Pottsboro Press, served as president of TPA in 1983-84. He was also active in the North and East Texas Press Association, which honored him with the Sam C. Holloway award in 1981.
After training in photography while stationed in Spokane, Wash. with the U.S. Army, he graduated in 1952 from East Texas State Teachers College (now Texas A&M Commerce).

2008 Texas Press Obituaries

NOVEMBER 2008

Lillian Cannon
Lillian Cannon, 91, died Nov. 17, 2008, in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas after complication from surgery.
She began writing a column for the Quinlan Tawakoni News when the publication first started in 1963. She also worked for the Quinlan Post for 30 years.

DECEMBER 2008

2009 Texas Press Obituaries

JANUARY 2009

Clarence Gentry
Clarence Henry "Scoop" Gentry, 93, died Jan. 3, 2009, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Grand Prairie Healthcare Center.
Gentry was a pioneering black journalist. In 1948, he was one of the first black reporters in Jim Wells County.
He wrote for the Dallas Express, Dallas Post Tribune and Houston Informer and worked for 60 years in newspapers. He delivered The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Times Herald in his youth.