Donna Douglas, who starred on The Beverly Hillbillies, died on New Year’s Day (01/01/2015) at the age of 81. Douglas’s niece, Charlene Smith, told the Associated Press that Douglas passed away in Baton Rouge, from pancreatic cancer. Douglas began her career by competing in beauty pageants, winning Miss Baton Rouge and Miss New Orleans before traveling to New York to pursue work in show business. She landed a starring role opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film Frankie and Johnny, and appeared as the woman in bandages in one of The Twilight Zone‘s most memorable episodes, “Eye of the Beholder.” She eventually beat out 500 other actresses for the role of the bombshell tomboy Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, which ran on CBS from 1962 to 1971. Following The Beverly Hillbillies, Douglas worked in real estate, recorded country and gospel music, and wrote a Biblical-themed children’s book. She was so dedicated to Christianity, she even signed her autographs with a quote from the Bible. Donna Douglas is survived by her son Danny P. Bourgeois.
Gene Upshaw, the NFL Hall of Famer, who served as the head of the NFL Players’ Association for nearly a quarter century and contributed as the architect of the NFL Free Agency, died from Pancreatic Cancer on August 20, 2008 three (3) days after being diagnosed. Mr. Upshaw was 63.
AKA Steven Paul Jobs
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Location of death: Palo Alto, CA
Cause of death: Cancer – Pancreatic
Remains: Buried, Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, CA
Executive summary: Co-Founder of Apple Computer
Co-founder, long-time CEO, and for decades the driving creative spirit behind the Apple computer company.
Our 3 year old Superhero passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family and friends after his courageous battle with cancer. Bryan is survived by his parents Richard Maenner and Les-lee Houser, his twin brother Brandon, older brother Billy, sister Caleigh, Grandparents, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and FB family.
He is preceded in death by his Great Grandmother June D. Houser and his Uncle Dougie. You are truly missed little man.
Bailey O’Neill Dead: 12-Year-Old Boy Dies In Coma After Attack
Posted: 03/04/2013 2:32 pm EST | Updated: 03/04/2013 5:04 pm EST
[Reprinted by The DeSean Jackson Foundation, 03/04/13 9:00 CST]
Bailey O’Neill, a 12 year old boy who police say was attacked and beaten at his school in January died in the hospital on Sunday.
Flags at Darby Township School in Glenolden, Pa., were at half-mast on Monday in memory of Bailey O’Neill, who died on Sunday, NBC Philadelphia reports. The boy had been in a “medically-induced coma after suffering several seizures,” according to the station. O’Neill, who turned 12 the day before he died, suffered a concussion and a broken nose in the incident.
On Sunday, this message was posted to the Building Hope For Bailey Facebook page:
I would like to thank everyone who has prayed and supported Bailey and his family!! Bailey has been the strongest toughest boy I know. He has fought this battle long and hard. There just wasn’t a way to fix this. I wish I could say he will get better but I can’t. Bailey has gone to be with God today.