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Newspaper journalist who worked in Mississippi, elsewhere, dies

By Staff
July 24, 2001
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) Ted Truby, the former managing editor of The Meridian Star, died Sunday at Bates Medical Center. He was 55. At the time of his death, Truby was the opinion page editor for The Benton County Daily Record. His death was unexpected, said Mike Brown, publisher of the Daily Record.
A journalism graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif. Truby had joined the newspaper in May. He previously worked at The La Grange Daily News in Georgia as a weekend editor and at newspapers in Mississippi, Missouri and Louisiana.
Truby was employed at The Meridian Star during the late 1980s. He served in several newsroom roles. He wrote a weekly column and was the winner of several news writing awards.
At The Record, Truby wrote personal columns and was responsible for editorials and the editorial pages for the Daily Record. Andrea Lovejoy, the newspaper's editor, said Truby was instrumental in starting the paper's Sunday edition. She described him as a talented copy editor and said his columns will be remembered fondly by readers.
Truby also had served as a representative for Louisiana and Mississippi in the Associated Press Managing Editors Association.