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Ollilsteen L Davis (Miles) - Class Of 1964 VIEW PROFILE

Ollilsteen L Davis (Miles)

Olisteen Davis Miles passed away in Atlanta, GA on March 30, 2017.

Per Greg Humnicky

Note from Jon F Moran

Her full name was Ollisteen Davis (Miles). I found several obituaries for
her, one in the South Bend Tribune and then several
obituaries/tributes/memorial pages in Atlanta area publications on the web
under the name she went by while a newswoman in Atlanta, "Steen Miles". I
did not know her well in high school. She went to Franklin Grade School
which was near where I lived, but I went to St. Joseph's. She then went to
Riley Junior High School and then to Central for high school. I wouldn't
have known all that except that she was selling a self published biography
at the time of our 45th class reunion in 2009. I must confess I haven't read
all of it, but it is an interesting little book. It is called "Teenie:
Newslady in Training" and tells the story of her growing up in South Bend in
the 50s and 60s. It has some surprising insights into how South Bend was
much more integrated than other Indiana cities during that time. She started
working in TV in South Bend I think and then moved on to the Atlanta area
and eventually was a state legislator in Georgia and ran for other political
offices. She was diagnosed with relatively advanced lung cancer in 2016
according to at least one website for a fundraiser that shows up on a Google
search of "Steen Miles".

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07/27/21 03:59 PM #1    

Gary Weinstein (1964)

Ollisteen was a good friend.  She credited me with getting her her first job at WMAQ News in Chicago.  She always reminded me of that which felt good.  She was a real professional newscaster and highly repected in Atlanta.  Gary Weinstein, bear mascot '60 to '63.

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