OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 5/25/2017

 

Jahmir Smith

COLUMBUS — Infant Jah’mir Damykel Smith died May 21, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Cemetery in Aliceville, Alabama, with Demarco Smith officiating. Jah’mir was... read more

 

Gary Simmons

COLUMBUS — Gary Simmons died May 24, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Bob Gerhart Sr.

COLUMBUS — Robert Stuart “Bob” Gerhart Sr., 82, died May 24, 2017. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shaeffer’s Chapel Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Mr. Gerhart was born... read more

 

Buddy Britt

Dorice S. “Buddy” Britt, age 76, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, MS. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, May 26, 2017 from 4:00... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Ingeburg Costa

Published: 5/24/2017

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Ingeburg Gretrude Costa died May 13, 2017, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Funeral Caring USA... read more

 

 

Willie Richards

Willie Richards

Published: 5/24/2017

COLUMBUS — Willie “Skeet” Richards, 56, died May 20, 2017, at Aurora Nursing Home. Services will be at noon Thursday at Carter’s Funeral Service Chapel with Earnest Prescott officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Billy Caldwell

Published: 5/24/2017

WEST POINT — Billy Joe Caldwell, 65, died May 18, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at noon Thursday at Third Mt. Olive MB Church with the Rev. Joseph Long... read more

 

 

Barbara Edwards

Published: 5/24/2017

GULFPORT — Barbara Stephenson Edwards, died May 15, 2017. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Otts Funeral Home CHapel with Jeff Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel... read more

 

 

Odie Randolph

Published: 5/24/2017

DETROIT, Ala. — Odie Mae Randolph, 80, died May 18, 2017, at her residence. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with B.J. Mills officiating. Burial followed... read more

 

 

Evie Morris

Published: 5/24/2017

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Evie Morris, 92, died May 18, 2017, at Generations of Vernon. Services were at 2 p.m. May 21 at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Arnold Sheets and Matthew... read more

 

 

Willie Collier

Published: 5/24/2017

DETROIT, Ala. — Willie Mae Collier, 90, died May 22, 2017, at Florence Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with... read more

 

 

Dorice Britt

Published: 5/24/2017

COLUMBUS — Dorice S. Britt, 76, died May 24, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Betty Carpenter

Published: 5/23/2017

WEST POINT — Betty Sanders Carpenter, 94, died May 21, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is one hour... read more

 

 

Gloria Lowery

Published: 5/23/2017

FAYETTE, Ala. — Gloria Jean Lowery, 70, died May 20, 2017, at her residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Nelson Funeral Home with Russ McDonald officiating. ... read more

 

 

Mariah Childs-Easley

Published: 5/23/2017

WEST POINT — Mariah Leona Childs-Easley, 72, died May 16, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Michael Cannon... read more

 

 

Frances Carter

Published: 5/23/2017

Mildred Frances Crimm Carter “also lovingly known as Aunt Dutchie”, age 95, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Trinity Healthcare Center in Columbus. Services will be held Wednesday, May 24,... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44

Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44

Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her.

 

Barbara Smith Conrad, Singer at Center of Integration Dispute, Dies at 79

Barbara Smith Conrad, Singer at Center of Integration Dispute, Dies at 79

As a 19-year-old University of Texas student in 1957, Ms. Conrad became the focus of attention when a state legislator objected to her casting in a mixed-race production of “Dido and Aeneas.”

 

Jacque Fresco, Futurist Who Envisioned a Society Without Money, Dies at 101

Jacque Fresco, Futurist Who Envisioned a Society Without Money, Dies at 101

A self-taught industrial designer, Mr. Fresco promoted an alternative society where resources would be distributed equitably by computers.

 

Roger Moore, Who Played James Bond 007 Times, Dies at 89

Roger Moore, Who Played James Bond 007 Times, Dies at 89

Mr. Moore was 45 when he inherited the role and had the longest run with it.

 

Cortez Kennedy, Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle, Dies at 48

Cortez Kennedy, Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle, Dies at 48

Mr. Kennedy, who played his entire 11-year career with the Seahawks, weighed 300 pounds but possessed surprising quickness. He became the prototype for defensive linemen in the 1990s.

 

Dina Merrill, Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

Dina Merrill, Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

Ms. Merrill’s upper-class roles often reflected her own privileged background.

 

Rand Castile, Who Opened Doors for Asian Art, Dies at 78

Rand Castile, Who Opened Doors for Asian Art, Dies at 78

Mr. Castile worked on both the East and West Coasts, organizing artistic and cultural programs at Japan Society in Manhattan and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

 

Robert H. Boyle, a Watchdog of the Hudson River, Dies at 88

Robert H. Boyle, a Watchdog of the Hudson River, Dies at 88

Mr. Boyle, whose affection for the river and for fishing began in childhood, was a crusading conservationist and a founder of the widely replicated group Riverkeeper.

 

Lisa Spoonauer, Actress in ‘Clerks,’ Dies at 44

Lisa Spoonauer, Actress in ‘Clerks,’ Dies at 44

‘Clerks,’ Kevin Smith’s first film, was a very low-budget project that became a surprise box-office success. Ms. Spoonauer stopped acting soon afterward.

 

Alexander Burdonsky, Russian Director and Stalin’s Grandson, Dies at 75

Alexander Burdonsky, Russian Director and Stalin’s Grandson, Dies at 75

Mr. Burdonsky, who worked for 45 years at the Central Theater of the Russian Army in Moscow, was named a People’s Artist of Russia in 1996.

 

An Appraisal: Roger Moore Was the Best Bond Because He Was the Gen X Bond

An Appraisal: Roger Moore Was the Best Bond Because He Was the Gen X Bond

Baby boomers keep reminding us about Sean Connery, but enough already. And millennials, you just need to listen to us.

 

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