Tawnya Stapleton, longtime obituary writer for The Independent in Ashland, Ky., recently retired. In response, editor Mark Maynard penned a lovely tribute
to Stapleton and her 22 years of dedication to the craft and the community.
"You haven’t seen her name in the bright lights of our newspaper because her writing doesn’t require a byline. Most of our readers wouldn’t know her if they saw her.
But she has been there writing. Five days a week for 22 years.
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