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Former Negro League pitcher dies at age 92

The Dallas Examiner | 4/24/2014, 8:16 p.m.
Bill Blair

The Dallas Examiner

On Monday, hundreds who remembered former Negro League pitcher William “Bill” Blair, gathered for the Elite News Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at the park named in his honor. Blair, founder of Elite News, one of the city’s oldest African American newspapers, died on Sunday after battling health issues. He was 92.

Services are as follows:

Lying in State

Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.

The Hall of State at Fair Park

3939 Grand Ave.


Thursday at 7 p.m.

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

444 West Ledbetter Drive

Funeral Service

Friday at 11 a.m.

Concord Church

6808 Pastor Bailey Drive