OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/23/2018

 

Bobbie Price

Bobbie Price

Bobbie Gail Junkin Price, age 80, of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at The Windsor Place, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at... read more

 

Virginia Rhudy

WEST POINT — Virginia Nell Rhudy, 89, died Feb. 19, 2018, at her residence. Services were Thursday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Byron Benson officiating. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was... read more

 

Lula Johnson

Lula Johnson

COLUMBUS — Lula Jordan Johnson, 72, died Feb. 17, 2018, in Birmingham, Alabama. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Southside MB Church with the Rev. Rayfield Evins officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens.... read more

 

Eddie Hughes Sr.

Eddie Hughes Sr.

HAMPTON, GEORGIA — Eddie Lee Hughes Sr., 74, died Feb. 16, 2018, at Piedmont Henry Hospital. Services will be noon Saturday at Hopewell MB Church of Columbus with Dr. Charles Davidson officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

John Saddler

John Saddler

COLUMBUS — John Saddler, 49, died Feb. 5, 2018, in Columbus. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Stephen Chapel MB Church of Columbus with the Rev. Joe. L. Peoples officiating. Visitation will be today... read more

 

Ronnie Malone

Ronnie Malone

CRAWFORD — Ronnie K. Malone, 32, died Feb. 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakland MB Church with the Rev. Sammy White officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Tommie Sanders Jr.

Tommie Sanders Jr.

COLUMBUS — Tommie Sanders Jr., 67, died Feb. 19, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s MB Church of Columbus with the Rev. John F. Johnson. Burial will... read more

 

Robert Jefferson

Robert Jefferson

COLUMBUS — Robert Lee Jefferson, 52, died Feb. 14, 2018, in Columbus. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at El Bethel MB Church of Columbus with the Rev. Leroy Jones officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Annabelle and Avaleigh Banks

COLUMBUS — Annabelle and Avaleigh Banks, twin infants, died Feb. 18, 2018, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Visitation is Saturday one hour... read more

 

John Johnson

STARKVILLE — John Miles Johnson, 87, died Feb. 22, 2018, at Oktibbeha County Medical Center in Starkville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, College Street location. read more

 

Robert White Jr.

Robert White Jr.

Robert Louis White Jr., 45, died Feb. 14, 2018. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenn Chapel CME Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens. Visitation is today from noon-5 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. ... read more

 

George Brown

WEST POINT — George Ester Brown, 98, died Feb. 17, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Leevel Yarbrough officiating. Burial will follow at West... read more

 

Margaret Everson

WEST POINT — Margaret Everson, 70, died Feb. 16, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services are 3:30 p.m. Saturday at U.F.C.W. Local #1529 Union Hall in West Point with John R. Deans officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Sylvia Griffin

WEST POINT — Sylvia D. Lamar Griffin, 54, died Feb. 15, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Bluff Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Pheba with William Stanfield officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Mary Corkren

COLUMBUS — Mary Young Wilson Corkren , 85, died Feb. 22, 2018, at her residence. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Lollar Jr. officiating. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral... read more

 

Herman Thomas

Herman Thomas

Herman Lee Thomas, 72, died Feb. 11, 2018, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lee Sykes Funeral Home Chapel of Columbus. Mr. Thomas was... read more

 

Nettie Crossley

COLUMBUS — Nettie Lorene Westbrook Crossley, 94, died Feb. 21, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Chandler Funeral Home with Danny Thompson and Billy Paul Crossley... read more

 

Sarah Murphy

DETROIT, Ala. — Sarah C. Murphy, 91, died Feb. 20, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Hamilton, Alabama. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with B. J. Mills officiating.... read more

 

Reba Conn

COLUMBUS — Reba Conn, 84, died Feb. 22, 2018, at Windsor Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Gunter Peel, College Street Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m until... read more

 

Marvin Cobb

MILLPORT, Ala. — Marvin Dennis Cobb passed away. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Holly Grove Cemetery of Millport, Alabama. Mr. Cobb was born Dec. 15, 1934, to the late Marvin... read more

 

Tom Evans

COLUMBUS — Tom Evans, 61, died Feb. 22, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Carol Phelps

STARKVILLE — Carol Kirkland Ford Phelps, 62, died Feb. 21, 2018, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Welch Funeral Home of Starkville. Burial will follow at Beersheba Cemetery... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Bobbie Price

Published: 2/22/2018

COLUMBUS — Bobbie J. Price, 80, died Feb. 21, 2018, at Windsor Place. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

 

Bennie Dora

Published: 2/22/2018

BROOKSVILLE — Bennie Will Dora, 81, died Feb. 16, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Grove MB Church of Brooksville with the Rev. Billy Goodwin... read more

 

 

George Buckingham

George Buckingham

Published: 2/22/2018

MONROE COUNTY — George Buckingham passed away. Services will be noon Friday at Sanders Chapel. Visitation will be today from 1-5 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Mr. Buckingham was... read more

 

 

Reba Conn

Published: 2/22/2018

COLUMBUS — Reba G. Conn, 84, died Feb. 22, 2018, at Windsor Place. Services are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, College... read more

 

 

Jim Calaway

Published: 2/22/2018

James Paul Calaway, age 80, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 18, 2018, at his residence. A memorial service will be Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Annunciation... read more

 

 

Joe Espey

Published: 2/21/2018

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Joe Ree Espey, 72, died Feb. 17, 2018. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Memory Chapel Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Don Thompson

Published: 2/21/2018

RED BAY, AL – Don Riley Thompson, 40, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Lubbock, TX March 29, 1977 and worked as a supervisor in... read more

 

 

Tommie Sanders Jr.

Published: 2/21/2018

COLUMBUS — Tommie Sanders Jr., 67, died Feb. 19, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Bill Russell

Published: 2/21/2018

COLUMBUS — William “Bill “Hubert Russell, 83, died Feb. 19, 2018, at his residence. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Russell was born in... read more

 

 

Sandra Wood

Published: 2/21/2018

WEST POINT — Sandra McCord Wood, 83, died Feb. 18, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Red Bay City Cemetery in... read more

 

 

Jennie Jaco

Published: 2/21/2018

WEST POINT — Jennie “J” Erle Cox Jaco, 92, died Feb. 14, 2018, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at... read more

 

 

Jim Calaway

Published: 2/21/2018

COLUMBUS — James Paul “Jim” Calaway, 80, died Feb. 18, 2018, at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Nanette Fabray, Star of TV and Stage Comedies, Dies at 97

Nanette Fabray, Star of TV and Stage Comedies, Dies at 97

Ms. Fabray won a Tony for a performance on Broadway in the 1940s and three Emmys for her work with Sid Caesar in the 1950s.

 

Idrissa Ouedraogo, Lauded African Filmmaker, Dies at 64

Idrissa Ouedraogo, Lauded African Filmmaker, Dies at 64

His movies, featuring simple, compelling stories set in Burkina Faso, his home country, and elsewhere in Africa, won accolades at Cannes.

 

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Patron of Black Artists, Dies at 70

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Patron of Black Artists, Dies at 70

Also a civil rights activist and educator, she championed African and African-American art, building a collection and then rebuilding it after a fire.

 

David Zwick, a Leading Clean-Water Advocate, Dies at 75

David Zwick, a Leading Clean-Water Advocate, Dies at 75

His work as one of “Nader’s raiders” helped bring about the Clean Water Act of 1972, and he helped found the advocacy group Clean Water Action.

 

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

Mr. Graham spread the Gospel around the world through a combination of religious conviction, commanding stage presence and shrewd use of advanced communication technologies.

 

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.

 

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

She later performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and was also well known as a dance teacher.

 

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.

 

Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74

Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74

He upset Senator Clifford P. Case in New Jersey’s 1978 Republican primary, lost to Bill Bradley, but became an effective advocate of tax cuts.

 

Billy Graham, Media Pioneer

Over the course of his career, the Rev. Billy Graham capitalized on modern communication technologies — from television to satellite to the internet — to give his ministry a global reach.

 

David Poindexter, 89, Who Used Media to Preach Family Planning, Dies

David Poindexter, 89, Who Used Media to Preach Family Planning, Dies

A Methodist minister, he saw TV and radio programming — soap operas, in particular — as effective tools to teach the world about population control.

 

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