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Carneal, Herb b. May 10, 1923 d. April 1, 2007 Sports Broadcaster. Born in Richmond, Virginia, he was best known as the play-by-play man for the Minnesota Twins on radio broadcasts since 1962. Carneal was presented with the Ford C. Frick award, during the Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremonies, in 1996. Prior to working for the Twins, he called games for the Baltimore Orioles from 1957 to 1961. He died of congestive heart failure. (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Hill Sr., Oliver White b. May 1, 1907 d. August 5, 2007 Civil Rights Pioneer. An attorney, he was one of the prime movers in ending the 'separate but equal' doctrine. Born Oliver White, he was raised in Roanoke from an early age, took his stepfather's last name, and attended the elite Dunbar High School of Washington, DC because there were no high quality high schools for blacks closer to his home. Mr. Hill graduated from Howard University in 1931 and from Howard Law School in 1933 where he was second in his class to future Supreme Court Justice...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Plot: Mausoleum C, level C, space 27.
Whitfield, James Arthur 'Bill Lewis' b. May 28, 1898 d. March 31, 1961 Wrestler and Promoter. "Bill Lewis" was his show name and he was big in many ways. His wrestling weight was easily 350 lbs. back in the 1920's and 30's. With his califloured ears operated on he was known for lifting the front ends of cars out of ditches with the help of an exhausted helper on the rear. His father died one year after his birth taking up two graves. He was born on a 110 acre farm outside of Wilson N.C. where his father worked. The owner of the farm married his mother raising him...[Read More] (Bio by: Lt. Bill Pittman) Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA