OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 4/23/2018

 

Rebecca Brewer

CALEDONIA — Rebecca Diane Brewer, 53, died Apr. 22, 2018, in Caledonia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Mel Howton officiating. Burial will follow in Egger Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Dennis Rowe

Published: 4/21/2018

STARKVILLE — Dr. Dennis Rowe, 72, died Apr. 18, 2018, at his residence. Celebration of life services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Welch Funeral Home. Graveside services will... read more

 

 

Helen Young

Published: 4/21/2018

WEST POINT — Helen Lucille Young, 90, died Apr. 18, 2018, in Clinton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church with Rev. Randy L. Conley,... read more

 

 

Raymond Rodgers

Published: 4/21/2018

COLUMBUS — Raymond Kelly Rodgers, 63, died Apr. 21, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, College Street location.... read more

 

 

Willie Brown

Published: 4/21/2018

GREENWOOD SPRINGS — Willie Roy “Bill” Brown, 85, died Apr. 20, 2018, at Diversicare Nursing Home in Amory. Services were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in... read more

 

 

George Nonamaker, Jr.

Published: 4/21/2018

COLUMBUS — George Nonamaker, Jr., 54, died Apr. 18, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. Mr. Nonamaker was preceded in death by... read more

 

 

William Ruby

Published: 4/20/2018

BEAVERTON, Ala. — William Eugene “Gene” Ruby, 65, died April 10, 2018, at DCH Noland Hospital-Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services will be 7 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Gerald... read more

 

 

Della Young

Della Young

Published: 4/20/2018

MACON — Della B. “Doll” Young, 68, died April 15, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Hill MBC with the Rev. Bobby... read more

 

 

Rachel Latham

Rachel Latham

Published: 4/20/2018

COLUMBUS — Rachel M. Latham, 87, died April 17, 2018, at her residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion MB Church of Columbus with the Rev. Jessie... read more

 

 

Traci Clarke

Published: 4/20/2018

Traci Nichole Clarke died April 16, 2018, in Jackson. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Welch Funeral Home of Starkville. Ms. Clarke was born Dec. 25, 1987. ... read more

 

 

William Smith Sr.

Published: 4/20/2018

BROOKSVILLE — William Smith Sr., 69, died April 13, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tennessee. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell MBC of Brooksville with the Rev. George... read more

 

 

Kathy Hood

Published: 4/20/2018

PICKENSVILLE, Ala. — Kathy Michele Ezelle Hood, 44, died April 17, 2018, at her residence. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Pickensville Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Jones... read more

 

 

Connie Weaver

Published: 4/20/2018

AMORY — Connie Lee Weaver, 67, died April 18, 2018 at his residence. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home of Amory with Roger Akers officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Richard Jenrette, 89, Wall St. Power and Preservationist of Homes, Dies

Richard Jenrette, 89, Wall St. Power and Preservationist of Homes, Dies

He helped found a groundbreaking firm, nursed an insurance giant back to health and created a trust devoted to restoring historic American homes.

 

Eugene Leff Dies at 73; Fought for New York in Love Canal Case

Eugene Leff Dies at 73; Fought for New York in Love Canal Case

Mr. Leff was the state’s lead lawyer in a toxic-waste suit against a chemical company that led to a record $98 million settlement in 1994.

 

Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

A director brought blockbuster exhibitions of Picasso, Matisse and Cézanne — along with a steady hand — to a Museum of Modern Art that doubled its size.

 

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in Austin Powers Movies, Dies at 49

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in Austin Powers Movies, Dies at 49

At 2 feet 8 inches, Mr. Troyer was a versatile actor who was widely recognizable from the movies he appeared in.

 

Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28

Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28

Tim Bergling, who worked with pop stars like Madonna and Coldplay under the stage name Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.

 

Kirk Simon, 63, Oscar-Winning Documentarian, Dies

Kirk Simon, 63, Oscar-Winning Documentarian, Dies

Mr. Simon won an Academy Award for “Strangers No More,” about a diverse school in Israel, and directed HBO’s “Masterclass,” in which luminaries became teachers.

 

Joan Konner, 87, TV Producer and Journalism Dean, Dies

Joan Konner, 87, TV Producer and Journalism Dean, Dies

Ms. Konner worked for NBC and PBS, teamed up with Bill Moyers, won 16 Emmys and was the first woman to lead Columbia’s graduate school.

 

Carolyn Jacobson, Champion of Women’s Union Rights, Dies at 67

Carolyn Jacobson, Champion of Women’s Union Rights, Dies at 67

She helped place equal rights and health and social issues of particular concern to women workers on the agenda of organized labor.

 

Earle Bruce, Winning Football Coach at Ohio State, Dies at 87

Earle Bruce, Winning Football Coach at Ohio State, Dies at 87

Bruce had the unenviable task of following the revered Woody Hayes, but he compiled 81 victories over eight seasons before being fired.

 

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

He was helping with “Dennis the Menace” when he created “Ponytail,” about a spirited girl in a postwar suburban world of boys, burgers and phone chats.

 

Sergio Pitol, Inventive and Honored Mexican Author, Dies at 85

Sergio Pitol, Inventive and Honored Mexican Author, Dies at 85

Mr. Pitol won the prestigious Cervantes Prize for a body of work that blended genres. King Juan Carlos I of Spain said it “seduced us with the truth.”

 

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