Missouri Journalist Dies at Home

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Sunday, December 31 2006 Dec 31, 2006 Sunday, December 31, 2006 4:47:59 PM CST December 31, 2006 in News
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FAYETTE (AP) - H. Denny Davis, who served more than 20 years as a foreign correspondent with United Press International before returning to his hometown of Fayette, died yesterday from leukemia and fungal pneumonia. Davis had been in declining health for several years. He died at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. He was 79. Davis worked in Peru, Brazil and Mexico for UPI from 1956 to 1975 before becoming a regional executive with the news service in Charlotte, North Carolina. He returned to his home in Missouri in 1978 and operated a printing business until 1984, when he bought the Fayette Advertiser and the Democrat-Leader. After retiring in 2000, he continued to work several hours a week for both papers until May 2005. He was inducted into the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame in 2005.

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