OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/19/2017

 

Lucy Williams

Lucy Williams

COLUMBUS — Lucy Mae Williams, 88, died Feb. 23, 2017, at West Point Community Living Center. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Ary MB Church in Columbus with Pastor Eric Logan officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Rosie Ballard

SHUQUALAK — Rosie Ballard died Feb. 15, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

James Edwards Sr.

ABERDEEN — James “Buddy” Edwards Sr., 88, died Feb. 16, 2017, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Sarah Wax

STARKVILLE — Sarah Lorene Denson Wax, 92, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Welch Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Robertson and Rev. Ross Robertson officiating.... read more

 

Deborah Jones

BROOKSVILLE — Deborah Jones, 62, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her residence. Memorial services are today at 3 p.m. at Full Gospel Worship Center in Vernon, Alabama, with James Godsey officiating. Lowndes Funeral Home is in... read more

 

Deborah Jones

BROOKSVILLE — Deborah Jones, 62, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her residence. Memorial services are today at 3 p.m. at Full Gospel Worship Center in Vernon, Alabama, with James Godsey officiating. Lowndes Funeral Home is in... read more

 

Ernest Bailey

MABEN — Ernest “Sonny” Eual Bailey, 87, died Feb. 16, 2017, at his residence. Services are today at 2:00 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. Burial will follow at Memorial Garden Park Cemetery. Welch Funeral... read more

 

Nathaniel Morgan

COLUMBUS —Nathaniel Morgan, 69, died Feb. 17, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

Toni Holcomb

RIDGELAND — Antoinette Jean “Toni” Gallardo Holcomb, 71, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Hospice Ministries. Visitation is Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the atrium of Annunciation Catholic Church. A Mass of the Resurrection, with Father... read more

 

Melissa Crow

Melissa Robertson Crow, age 66, formerly of Columbus, died January 24, 2017 at Valencia Gardens Health Care Center in Riverside, CA. A private, family graveside service was held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Friendship Cemetery... read more

 

Earnest Brown

Earnest Brown

COLUMBUS — Earnest James Brown, 50, died Feb. 8, 2017. Services will be at noon Saturday at New Beginning Church. Visitation is from noon-6 p.m. today at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Mr. Brown was born Dec. 21,... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Leona Harris

Published: 2/17/2017

NOXUBEE COUNTY — Leona Harris, 46, died Feb. 11, 2017, at Our Lady of Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Running Water... read more

 

 

Dewayne Bush

Dewayne Bush

Published: 2/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Dewayne Bernard Bush, 33, died Feb. 12, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bigbee Valley CME Church in Brooksville with the... read more

 

 

Antoinette Holcombe

Published: 2/17/2017

RIDGELAND — Antoinette Holcombe, 71, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Hospice Ministries. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Deborah Jones

Published: 2/17/2017

Deborah Murlene Pardue Jones, 62, of Brooksville, MS passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her residence. Private family services will be held at a later date. Lowndes Funeral Home and... read more

 

 

Robert Lawrence

Robert Lawrence

Published: 2/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Robert Lawrence, 82, died Feb. 6, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northside MB Church with Leon Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

 

Myrtis Rupert

Myrtis Rupert

Published: 2/17/2017

NORTHPORT, Ala. — Myrtis Smith Rupert, 72, died Feb. 11, 2017, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church in... read more

 

 

Ella Sturdivant

Ella Sturdivant

Published: 2/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Ella M. Sturdivant, 90, died Feb. 13, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stephen Chapel Church with the Rev. Joe L. Peoples officiating.... read more

 

 

Eliza Phifer

Published: 2/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Eliza Phifer, 84, died Feb. 11, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Gate MB Church with the Rev. James A.... read more

 

 

Raymond Johnson

Published: 2/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Raymond Johnson, 53, died Feb. 14, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Fuenral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Amy Hunt

Published: 2/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Amy Dess Hunt, 53, died Feb. 15, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim... read more

 

 

Samuel Conner

Samuel Conner

Published: 2/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Samuel L. Conner, 69, died Feb. 12, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at A Prepared Table Ministry. Burial will follow in Sandfield Cemetery.... read more

 

 

Belton Stallings Jr.

Belton Stallings Jr.

Published: 2/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Belton Stallings Jr., 65, died Feb. 6, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brownridge MB Church. Burial will follow in the... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Michael Novak, Catholic Scholar Who Championed Capitalism, Dies at 83

Michael Novak, Catholic Scholar Who Championed Capitalism, Dies at 83

A Roman Catholic social philosopher, Mr. Novak abandoned liberal politics to make the theological and moral case for capitalism in a series of books.

 

Junie Morrison, a Funk Mastermind, Dies at 62

Junie Morrison, a Funk Mastermind, Dies at 62

He was an architect of hits by two pre-eminent 1970s funk outfits, the Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic, and had a prolific career on his own.

 

Clyde Stubblefield, the ‘Funky Drummer’ for James Brown, Dies at 73

Clyde Stubblefield, the ‘Funky Drummer’ for James Brown, Dies at 73

Mr. Stubblefield was best known for a drum solo near the end of a 1969 Brown song he “didn’t like” that became the ubiquitous breakbeat of hip-hop’s sampling era.

 

Charles L. Bartlett, Journalist Who Introduced Kennedy to His Wife, Dies at 95

Charles L. Bartlett, Journalist Who Introduced Kennedy to His Wife, Dies at 95

Mr. Bartlett won a Pulitzer Prize for his national reporting but was remembered especially for the dinner party where he introduced the future president to Jacqueline Bouvier.

 

Ivor Noël Hume, Archaeologist of Colonial America, Dies at 89

Ivor Noël Hume, Archaeologist of Colonial America, Dies at 89

Mr. Noël Hume, a self-taught scholar, was the director of Colonial Williamsburg’s archaeological mission from 1957 to 1988.

 

Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade, Is Dead at 69

Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade, Is Dead at 69

Ms. McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff in the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, was a symbol for abortion rights, though she later changed her views.

 

Omar Abdel Rahman, Blind Cleric Found Guilty of Plot to Wage ‘War of Urban Terrorism,’ Dies at 78

Omar Abdel Rahman, Blind Cleric Found Guilty of Plot to Wage ‘War of Urban Terrorism,’ Dies at 78

Mr. Abdel Rahman was convicted of a 1993 plot to destroy New York landmarks, kill hundreds of people and force the United States to abandon its support for Israel and Egypt.

 

Robert Michel Dies at 93; House G.O.P. Leader Prized Conciliation

Robert Michel Dies at 93; House G.O.P. Leader Prized Conciliation

Mr. Michel was the longest-serving Republican leader in the history of the House of Representatives. He retired right before his party won control.

 

James Nichols, Linked to Oklahoma City Bombing, Dies at 62

James Nichols, Linked to Oklahoma City Bombing, Dies at 62

The brother of conspirator Terry Nichols once hosted the bomber, Timothy McVeigh, at his Michigan farm, and was detained for more than a month during the investigation.

 

Michael Rainey, Boutique Owner in Swinging London, Dies at 76

Michael Rainey, Boutique Owner in Swinging London, Dies at 76

Mr. Rainey opened his London boutique, Hung on You, in 1965 and his designs became popular with rock stars like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

 

George Steele, ‘The Animal’ Wrestler and Mild-Mannered Teacher, Dies at 79

George Steele, ‘The Animal’ Wrestler and Mild-Mannered Teacher, Dies at 79

A World Wrestling Federation mainstay known for his wild antics and his signature green tongue, Steele was a hated villain but was described as “truly nice.”

 

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