OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 6/24/2017

 

June Lair

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — June Carolyn Alexander Lair, 85, died June 10, 2017, at her residence. A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Birmingham with the... read more

 

Jaquaveus Turner

MACON — Jaquaveus Turner, 21, died June 22, 2017, in Macon. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

Willie Shanklin

MACON — Willie James Shanklin, 70, died June 23, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

Judy Kirby

VERNON, Ala. — Judy Kirby, 70, died June 20, 2017, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Cemetery. Burial will follow. Otts Funeral Home is in... read more

 

Charles Smith

HAMILTON — Charles L. Smith, 82, died June 23, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fig Hill Church of God with Rickey Kendrick and Tony Rocks officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Gilbert Lowe

COLUMBUS — Gilbert Lowe, 100, died June 23, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

James Taylor

CALEDONIA — James Timothy “Tim” Taylor, 51, died June 23, 2017, in Caledonia. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Living Faith Tabernacle Cemetery in Columbus with Steve Blaylock and Jared Glover officiating. Burial... read more

 

John Jordan, Sr.

STARKVILLE — John Jordan, Sr., 83, died June 21, 2017, in Starkville. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Josey Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be at Josey Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from... read more

 

George Conner

COLUMBUS — George Edward “Toosie” Conner died June 23, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Century Hairston Funeral Home. read more

 

Walter Lann, Jr.

ABERDEEN — Walter Henley Lann, Jr., 82, died June 23, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services are at 4:30 p.m. today at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with David Harrell officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation is from 1-4... read more

 

Linda Moore

COLUMBUS — Linda Jo Moore, 56, died June 23, 2017, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

Eleanor Craig

WEST POINT — Eleanor Maude Love Craig, 95, died June 24, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Old Aberdeen Road Church of Christ with John Bauer and J.C. Craig, Jr.... read more

 

Phillis Davis

COLUMBUS — Phillis Davis, 80, died June 23, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Century Hairston Funeral Home. read more

 

James Hart

James W. Hart, 94, passed away Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announce by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Blanche Young

TUSCON, Ariz. — Blanche Reynolds Young, 102, died Apr. 2, 2017. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Friendship Cemetery with Rev. Ron McDougald officiating. Gunter & Peel Funeral Home is in charge... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Emma Fenton

Emma Fenton

Published: 6/23/2017

COLUMBUS — Emma Ann Fenton, 89, died June 14, 2017. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Therman Cunningham Sr. officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Bennie Gray

Bennie Gray

Published: 6/23/2017

CRAWFORD — Bennie L. Gray, 66, died June 17, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Ary MB Church in Brooksville with John E. Ball... read more

 

 

Doris Harris

Doris Harris

Published: 6/23/2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Doris Bibbs Harris, 64, died June 17, 2017. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Nation Church of Memphis. Burial will follow at Pleasant Rest Memorial Gardens... read more

 

 

Evelyn Freeman

Published: 6/23/2017

STARKVILLE — Evelyn V. Trice Freeman, 84, died June 20, 2017, at her residence. Services are 3 p.m. today at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville with the Rev. Jessie Duncan.... read more

 

 

John Prince

Published: 6/23/2017

SHUQUALAK — John Jefferson “Jeff” Prince, 83, died June 22, 2017, at the Kemper County Care Center in DeKalb. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cockrell Funeral Home... read more

 

 

Dessie Hollingshead

Published: 6/23/2017

STARKVILLE — Dessie Lee “Baby” James-Hollingshead, 75, died June 18, 2017, in Starkville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Petty Cemetery.... read more

 

 

Beatrice Askew

Published: 6/23/2017

STARKVILLE — Beatrice Askew, 95, died June 13, 2017, in Cleveland. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Garden Park. Visitation is... read more

 

 

Morine Stewart

Published: 6/23/2017

CRAWFORD — Morine Stewart, 93, died June 22, 2017, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Tommie Verdell

Tommie Verdell

Published: 6/23/2017

MACON — Tommie J. Verdell, 64, died June 18, 2017, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services are noon Saturday at the Noxubee High School Gymnasium in Macon. Burial will be... read more

 

 

Nannie Hammack

Published: 6/23/2017

COLUMBUS — Nannie “Nan” Ray Hammack, 74, died June 20, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus. Visitation is Sunday from... read more

 

 

Leo Gandy

Published: 6/23/2017

Leo Gandy, 83, died June 18, 2017. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mt. Olive Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is today from 1-6 p.m.... read more

 

 

Lucille Eubanks

Lucille Eubanks

Published: 6/22/2017

MCLEAN, Va. — Lucille Edna Richardson Eubanks died June 17, 2017 at her residence. Graveside services and interment are 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Gardens of Columbus. Carter Funeral Services are... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Dr. John Sarno, 93, Dies; Best-Selling Author Tied Pain to Anxieties

Dr. John Sarno, 93, Dies; Best-Selling Author Tied Pain to Anxieties

Dr. Sarno was both hailed and dismissed for his contention that most chronic pain could be traced to deep within the psyche.

 

Marion Goldin, Award-Winning ‘60 Minutes’ Producer, Dies at 76

Marion Goldin, Award-Winning ‘60 Minutes’ Producer, Dies at 76

Ms. Goldin, a trailblazer as a TV newswoman, was long paired with Mike Wallace on memorable investigative pieces.

 

Hans Breder, Who Broke Artistic Boundaries, Dies at 81

Hans Breder, Who Broke Artistic Boundaries, Dies at 81

The German-born Mr. Breder left New York for the University of Iowa to establish the first interdisciplinary art program of its kind.

 

Frank Kush, Hall of Fame Coach of Arizona State, Dies at 88

Frank Kush, Hall of Fame Coach of Arizona State, Dies at 88

Kush led the Sun Devils to six bowl victories, but his career was derailed in an assault investigation.

 

Gabe Pressman, a Dean of New York TV Journalism, Dies at 93

Gabe Pressman, a Dean of New York TV Journalism, Dies at 93

To generations of mayors, governors and ordinary New Yorkers, Mr. Pressman, WNBC’s senior correspondent, seemed always on the scene.

 

Edit DeAk, a Champion of Outsider Artists, Dies at 68

Edit DeAk, a Champion of Outsider Artists, Dies at 68

Ms. DeAk was a critic and a player on the downtown Manhattan scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Paulus Berensohn, a Dancer Who Pivoted to Pottery, Dies at 84

Paulus Berensohn, a Dancer Who Pivoted to Pottery, Dies at 84

Mr. Berensohn argued for a slower, quieter and more mindful approach to pottery.

 

Pete Flynn, Mets Groundskeeper for Almost 50 Years, Dies at 79

Pete Flynn, Mets Groundskeeper for Almost 50 Years, Dies at 79

Mr. Flynn helped tend three homes of the Mets — the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium and Citi Field — beginning with the club’s founding in 1962.

 

Frédérick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby’s Eyes, Dies at 98

Frédérick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby’s Eyes, Dies at 98

Mr. Leboyer, a French physician, advocated natural birth methods that focused on easing suffering for the baby.

 

Robert Campeau, Flamboyant Canadian Who Owned Bloomingdale’s, Dies at 93

Robert Campeau, Flamboyant Canadian Who Owned Bloomingdale’s, Dies at 93

Mr. Campeau, a developer, built a department store empire in the United States in the 1980s, but it swiftly drowned in a sea of debt.

 

Phyllis Kravitch, Judge Who Opened Doors for Herself, Dies at 96

Phyllis Kravitch, Judge Who Opened Doors for Herself, Dies at 96

Judge Kravitch embarked on her legal career in Savannah, Ga., her hometown, in 1944, more than a decade before women were allowed to sit on juries in the state.

 

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