DEATHS

Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

Terry Lee Shipman, 65

Born June 2, 1954

Died May 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Jackson, 79

Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

Robert Lloyd Cox, 47

Born June 23, 1972

Died May 17, 2020

Leon Gilyard, 77

Born February 8, 1943

Died May 16, 2020

Earnest L. Edwards, Sr., 81

Born February 8, 1939

Died May 16, 2020

Rhunella Lillian Bailey, 83

Born August 9, 1936

Died May 16, 2020

Reverend Dr. Ray K. Gaines, 81

Born July 29, 1938

Died May 12, 2020

Hoy Gene Parson, 78

Born October 15, 1941

Died May 11, 2020

Louise Ward, 91

Born August 25, 1928

Died May 11, 2020

Anna Belle Perry, 82

Born August 16, 1937

Died May 11, 2020

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Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7:09 AM

Cherokee Nation is extending the deadline for this year’s National Treasure nominations due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

The honor of Cherokee National Treasure is bestowed upon Cherokee Nation citizens who have shown exceptional knowledge of Cherokee art and culture.

Selected recipients actively work to preserve and revive traditional cultural practices that are in danger of being lost from generation to generation. The award was established in 1988 by the Cherokee Nation and Cherokee National Historical Society.

Nominations will be accepted only by scheduled drop off now through June 12 at 5 p.m. For a full list of the nearly 30 categories or to download a nomination form, visit www.cherokee.org.

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