OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 10/19/2017

 

Jack Stevens

AMORY — Jack Stevens, 87, died Oct. 17, 2017, at the River Place Nursing Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville with Robert Bingham officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Dessie Wynn

STARKVILLE — Dessie M. “Sis” Wynn, 90, died Oct. 13, 2017,at Starkville Manor Health Care and Rehab. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Century Hairston-Funeral Home with Willie J. Wynn Jr. officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Arnesta Cooper

STARKVILLE — Arnesta “Buck” Cooper, 62, died Oct. 15, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rock Hill United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m.... read more

 

Wilda Wright

COLUMBUS — Wilda R. Wright died Oct. 18, 2017, at Trinity Personal Care. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Robbie Ball

McCALLA, Ala. —Robbie Ball, 89, died Oct. 16, 2017, at Plantation Manor Nursing Home. Services are at 1 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Crews United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation is... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

John Atkins

Published: 10/18/2017

COLUMBUS — John Wayne Atkins, 68, died Oct. 14, 2017, at his residence. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Atkins was born Dec. 7, 1948, in Mobile, Alabama,... read more

 

 

William Stewart Sr.

Published: 10/18/2017

WEST POINT — William C. Stewart, Sr., 74, died Oct. 17, 2017, at Starkville Manor. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Byron Davis... read more

 

 

L.D. Henry

Published: 10/18/2017

COLUMBUS — L. D. Henry, 73, died Oct. 17, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Lamar Jones

Published: 10/17/2017

MACON — Lamar Jones, 76, died Oct. 15, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Macon. read more

 

 

Joseph Fields

Published: 10/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Joseph Fields, 76, died Oct. 16, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

 

David Hammond

Published: 10/17/2017

STURGIS — David “Dave” Michael Hammond, 20, died Oct. 13, 2017, Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan Chapel Baptist Church in Sturgis with Steve Parker officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Jackie Dempsey

Published: 10/17/2017

BERKELY SPRINGS, W.V. — Jackie Levi Dempsey, 81, died Oct. 4, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday at in Salem Cemetery near Macon. Cockrell Funeral... read more

 

 

Lois Malone

Published: 10/16/2017

COLUMBUS — Lois Malone, 60, died Oct. 13, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Southside MB Church with the Rev. Rayfield Evins officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Gary Cunningham

Published: 10/14/2017

WEST POINT — Gary W. Cunningham, 63, died Oct. 12, 2017, at his residence. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Channappareddy Basani officiating.... read more

 

 

Loran Malone

Loran Malone

Published: 10/13/2017

Loran “Pat” E. Malone, 87, passed away peacefully Friday, October 6, 2017, in Columbus, MS. Pat was born March 13, 1930, to Otis and Flora May (Hungerford) Malone in Oblong, Illinois,... read more

 

 

Daisy Smith

Published: 10/13/2017

COLUMBUS — Daisy Nell Gibson Smith, 82, died Oct. 8, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Northside MB Church with the Rev. Marcellus Nabors officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Benamin Wells

Benamin Wells

Published: 10/13/2017

COLUMBUS — Benjamin S. Wells, 26, died Oct. 2, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mt. Zion Church with Doran Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in New... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Danielle Darrieux, French Film Star Over 8 Decades, Is Dead at 100

Danielle Darrieux, French Film Star Over 8 Decades, Is Dead at 100

Ms. Darrieux’s career of sophisticated roles spanned indelible incarnations as ingénue, coquette, femme fatale and grande dame.

 

Harriette Thompson, Marathon Runner Into Her 90s, Dies at 94

Harriette Thompson, Marathon Runner Into Her 90s, Dies at 94

Ms. Thompson, a classical pianist and cancer survivor, was 76 when she started running marathons and completed a half-marathon in June.

 

Cornelia Bailey, Champion of African-Rooted Culture in Coastal Georgia, Dies at 72

Cornelia Bailey, Champion of African-Rooted Culture in Coastal Georgia, Dies at 72

Ms. Bailey fought to preserve the traditions of Gullah-Geechee communities on isolated islands, where descendants of slaves have lived for generations.

 

Michele Marsh, Longtime New York TV Anchor, Dies at 63

Michele Marsh, Longtime New York TV Anchor, Dies at 63

Ms. Marsh was the youngest of the women who by 1980 had swept into what was once an exclusively male position on New York newscasts.

 

Gord Downie, a Distinctly Canadian Rock Star, Dies at 53

Gord Downie, a Distinctly Canadian Rock Star, Dies at 53

Mr. Downie, who fronted the band the Tragically Hip, announced last year that he had brain cancer.

 

William Turnage, Who Reinvented the Wilderness Society, Is Dead at 74

William Turnage, Who Reinvented the Wilderness Society, Is Dead at 74

Mr. Turnage turned the organization into an advocacy group and did battle against President Ronald Reagan’s environmental policies.

 

Mychael Knight, ‘Project Runway’ Finalist, Dies at 39

Mychael Knight, ‘Project Runway’ Finalist, Dies at 39

Mr. Knight was a fashion designer with celebrity clients and a growing reputation. He had also written extensively about his health problems.

 

Arthur Cinader, Who Started J. Crew, Avatar of Preppy Style, Dies at 90

Arthur Cinader, Who Started J. Crew, Avatar of Preppy Style, Dies at 90

Mr. Cinader created a retail success story by catering to affluent consumers eager to signal a certain Ivy League pedigree in what they wear.

 

Sima Wali, Champion of Afghan Women’s Rights, Is Dead at 66

Sima Wali, Champion of Afghan Women’s Rights, Is Dead at 66

She wrote of women oppressed by the Taliban, “I carried with me their pleading voices and ultimately their screams, while the world looked away.”

 

Roy Dotrice, Nimble British Actor Familiar on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 94

Roy Dotrice, Nimble British Actor Familiar on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 94

Mr. Dotrice, who began acting in a P.O.W. camp, had a long career in movies, on TV and onstage, winning his Tony in “A Moon for the Misbegotten.”

 

Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96

Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96

Mr. Wilbur’s poems were praised for their beauty but were criticized for their “mildness.” He was named the nation’s second poet laureate.

 

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