Celebs should remember past courage

By Leonard Pitts To understand the world that produced Raiford Chatman Davis, it is perhaps enough to understand how he got his name changed. It happened when his mother went to register his birth certificate. She told the man at the counter that her son was known as R.C. Davis. The clerk misheard her, but […]

Georgia’s punishment of teen a real crime

Leonard Pitts Jr. A few words about race, justice and Marcus Dixon. Hundreds of people rallied last week in Atlanta, hoping to persuade the Georgia Supreme Court, which is considering an appeal filed on his behalf, to set Dixon free. Meanwhile, he sits in a cell in a Georgia penitentiary, serving a 15-year sentence for […]

Hromas, Glenn “Tootsy”

Hromas, Glenn “Tootsy” Services: Have been held. Glenn “Tootsy” Hromas, 70, of Bovina, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004. She was born on Nov. 13, 1933, in Big Springs, Texas, to J.K. Barfield and Thelma Burleson. She attended public schools in Stanton before moving to Clovis where she graduated high school. She married Glenn Hromas […]

Mother’s legacy will effect eternity

By Judy Brandon The year was about 1910. The occasion was the annual “Decoration Day” at the century old Salem Methodist Church in a little town in Georgia. The congregation had gathered for this special event. On this unusual day their singing seemed to ring upward through the wood rafters and beyond. The table on […]

Taylor, Georgia

Georgia Taylor Services: Have been held. Mrs. Georgia Vera “Granny” Taylor, 96, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003. She was born on Jan. 16, 1907, in Mill Creek, Okla., to William and Francis Duke Tolar. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; two brothers, a daughter; and a son. She is […]