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Died November 7 2015, Professor Emerita at University of Maryland, author and Smith-sonian guest curator, she was a leading authority on African American folklore celebrated for landmark research on quilts. Daughter of noted architect, Louis Fry, Sr., she is survived by nieces Dr. Vicki-Lynn Holmes (Anthony) and A'Lexa Genelle Hawkins (Robert), and nephew Louis E. Fry, III (Cora). Memorial November 28, 1 to 3 McGuire Funeral Home, Georgia Ave., DC. Donations to Smithsonian Museum.

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Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 15, 2015