Obituaries

Clifford Gieg, who was living in Jonestown on November 18 and who survived the deaths by being dispatched on the Temple’s boat the Cudjoe along with Herbert Newell, died in early October 2017.

Dennis Banks

Daniel Curtin, a member of Peoples Temple, died in early October 2017.

Paul Flowers, a member of Peoples Temple, died in February 2017. A remembrance by Laura Johnston Kohl appears in this edition of the jonestown report.

Garry Scarff, an anticult activist who posed as a member of Peoples Temple so as to write a fictitious account of life inside the group – and who later apologized for his subterfuge – died on April 12, 2017.

Dennis Banks, an activist with the American Indiana Movement whose requested extradition from California to South Dakota in 1975 was challenged by Peoples Temple – and who became a cause celebre for the Temple as a result – died on October 29, 2017. The connection between Jim Jones and Banks was noted on October 30 in Breitbart News.

Powers Boothe

Mother Divine (Edna Rose Ritchings), the widow of Father Divine who resisted the efforts of Jim Jones to take over the Peace Mission after her husband’s death, died on March 14, 2017. An obituary appears on the Peace Missions’ website.

Powers Boothe, whose career as an actor included a portrayal of Jim Jones in the 1980 TV miniseries Guyana Tragedy, died on May 14, 2017.

Tchaiko Kwayana, the wife of Guyanese political icon Eusi Kwayana, died on May 6, 2017. A remembrance by Laura Johnston Kohl appears in this edition of the jonestown report.

Originally posted on October 1st, 2017.

Last modified on October 31st, 2017.
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