Robert Parker, BJ ’41

Robert Parker, BJ ’41, died Jan. 18, 2016. His journalism career included reporting for the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and the Courier–Post in Hannibal, Mo., followed by a lengthy tenure with Time-Life Corporation that took the Parkers on adventures throughout the world, including Washington, Toronto, California, Paris and New York City.

Stephen Earle, BJ ’42

Stephen “Steve” Earle, BJ ’42, died peacefully at his L.A. home Sept. 19, 2014. Earle, 95, was described as “a self-made man” from the Depression era.

Sol Sanders, BJ ’46

Sol Sanders, BJ ’46, at age 89, has put the highlights of his life and career down on paper. “People!: Vignettes gathered along the way through a long life” (Deeds Publishing) is his memoir told in 55 short chapters, each focused on a character or an incident from his reporter’s notebook. Sanders penetrated high places … Continued

Charles Curry Yarbro, BJ ’49

Charles Curry Yarbro, BJ ’49 (Advertising), died March 13, 2005, at his home in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Yarbro worked as a commodities broker for Bunge Corporation for 46 years.

Marilyn Miller Skylar, BJ ’48

Marilyn Miller Skylar, BJ ’48, has written “Tales From A Mad Man’s Wife,” a memoir about the career of David Skylar, BJ ’49, the first student reporter to receive an expense account from the University. He went from a 20-year stint in advertising and public relations to a demanding role as publisher of 17 newspapers … Continued

Elsie Dickson Barks, BJ ’45

Elsie Dickson Barks, BJ ’45, retired as president and publisher of Barks Publications Inc. on Dec. 31, 2014, after working for 63 years at the trade journal and book publishing company founded by her husband, Horace Barks, in 1951. Elsie Barks was hired by United Press while still a senior in the School of Journalism … Continued