OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 12/9/2018

 

Mary White

VERNON, Ala. — Mary Ellen White, 86, died Dec. 6, 2018, peacefully at her residence. Services are 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Chandler Funeral Home in Vernon with Jimmy McNees officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Marlin West Sr.

ABERDEEN — Marlin Gene West Sr., 82, died Dec. 7, 2018, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at McDuffie Church of God of Prophecy in Hamilton with Bro. Fox... read more

 

Cindy Chism

WEST POINT — Cindy Coleman Chism, 57, died Dec. 7, 2018, at her residence in the Tibbee Community. A Celebration of Life services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Calvert... read more

 

Madie Hardin

WINFIELD, Ala. — Madie L. Smith Hardin, 84, died Dec. 5, 2018, at Diversicare of Winfield Nursing Home. Services were Friday at the chapel of Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama, with Eddie... read more

 

Jennifer Garner

COLUMBUS — Jennifer Ann Marshall Garner, 69, died Dec. 7, 2018, at Trinity Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Isaiah Colburn

GUIN, Ala. — Isaiah Amoz Willie Colburn, 23, died Nov. 27, 2018. Services were Saturday at Rocky Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hamilton, Alabama, with David Lesuer and Betty Gardner officiating. Burial followed at... read more

 

Thomas Taylor

STEENS — Thomas Gene Taylor, 82, died Dec. 6, 2018, at his residence. Visitation was Saturday at Lowndes Funeral Home in Columbus. read more

 

Stephen Talbot

STARKVILLE — Stephen Berry Talbot, 58, died Dec. 7, 2018. Services are today at 2 p.m. at the church sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Starkville with the Rev. Bob Whitesdie officiating. Burial will... read more

 

James Dodds

ABERDEEN — James L. (Sport) Dodds, 59, died Dec. 7, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mary Hutson... read more

 

Emma Gifford

STARKVILLE — Emma Jean Gifford, 75, died Dec. 6, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. Burial will follow at Bell Schoolhouse Cemetery. Visitation will be... read more

 

James Buckner

STARKVILLE — James Edwin “Eddie” Buckner, 72, died Dec. 6, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at... read more

 

Nathan Whitaker

COLUMBUS — Nathan Whitaker, 19, died Nov. 16, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Lowndes Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the... read more

 

Charlie Bond

Charlie Bond Colonel Charles Wilson “Charlie” Bond, age 82, of Columbus, MS, passed away December 6, 2018, at his residence. Graveside services will be Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Friendship Cemetery, with Military... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Mattie Horne

Mattie Horne

Published: 12/7/2018

MACON — Mattie Lee Horne, 79, died Nov. 27, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Point Baptist Church with Dr. Charles A. Griffin officiating.... read more

 

 

Francis Smith

Published: 12/7/2018

NOXUBEE — Francis Lee Smith, 81, died Dec. 2, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sylvain Ridge M.B. Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Nancy Dale

Published: 12/7/2018

NOXUBEE — Nancy B. Dale, 76, died Dec. 3, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Church in Shuqualak with Leroy Horne... read more

 

 

Phillip Horton

Published: 12/7/2018

Phillip Gary Horton, 73, of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at his residence. A memorial service will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Whitehall Church, Louisville, MS, at... read more

 

 

Otis Spencer

Published: 12/7/2018

STARKVILLE — Otis Spencer, 88, died Nov. 29, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First John M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation will... read more

 

 

Clem Bevill, Jr.

Published: 12/7/2018

STARKVILLE — Clem Bevill Jr., 60, died Nov. 25, 2018, in Starkville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Bell Zion U.M. Church. West Memorial Funeral... read more

 

 

Tymechi Spann

Tymechi Spann

Published: 12/7/2018

NOXUBEE — Tymechi Spann, 26, died Dec. 1, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Noxubee High School with the Rev. William R. Wilson... read more

 

 

Vickie Harrison

Published: 12/7/2018

WEST POINT — Vickie Marie Harrison, 53, died Nov. 27, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at House of Praise and Family... read more

 

 

Margaret Carter

Published: 12/7/2018

WEST POINT — Margaret Betts Carter died Dec. 6, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Calvert Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Thomas Taylor

Published: 12/7/2018

STEENS — Thomas Gene Taylor, 82, died Dec. 6, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Mary Dear

Published: 12/7/2018

COLUMBUS — Mary V. Dear, 90, died Dec. 6, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Danny Carlisle

Published: 12/7/2018

Coach Danny Carlisle was born February 12, 1953, in Starkville, MS, to Harold Thomas Carlisle and Dorothy Martin Carlisle. He passed away on December 5, 2018, at his home, with his... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Rosanell Eaton, Fierce Voting Rights Advocate, Dies at 97

Rosanell Eaton, Fierce Voting Rights Advocate, Dies at 97

Calling her an unsung hero, President Barack Obama praised her and others for refusing “to accept anything less than a full measure of equality.”

 

Bob Bergland, Agriculture Secretary Under Carter, Dies at 90

Bob Bergland, Agriculture Secretary Under Carter, Dies at 90

Raised in northern Minnesota, he was forced, as a young man, to leave his farm to find work, served in Congress and became an advocate for consumers as well as farmers.

 

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, ‘Grandmother’ of Russia’s Human Rights Movement, Dies at 91

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, ‘Grandmother’ of Russia’s Human Rights Movement, Dies at 91

Ms. Alexeyeva, who had been the most prominent surviving dissident of the Soviet era, spent a lifetime challenging abusive leaders.

 

Selma Engel, 96, Dies; Escaped Death Camp and Revealed Its Horror

Selma Engel, 96, Dies; Escaped Death Camp and Revealed Its Horror

Speaking to Russian reporters in 1944, she helped provide the first public, detailed account of Sobibor, where most Jews were instantly gassed or shot.

 

Dawn Clements, Who Put Her Life Into Her Panoramas, Dies at 60

Dawn Clements, Who Put Her Life Into Her Panoramas, Dies at 60

Ms. Clements recorded detailed scenes from her own life and from old movies, often in extremely large artworks in ink or paint.

 

Pete Shelley, Leader of the Punk-Rock Buzzcocks, Dies at 63

Pete Shelley, Leader of the Punk-Rock Buzzcocks, Dies at 63

His melodic and energetic songs, a fellow rocker said, influenced “multiple generations of lonesome hearts and weirdos.”

 

Palden Gyatso, Monk Who Suffered for a Free Tibet, Dies at 85

Palden Gyatso, Monk Who Suffered for a Free Tibet, Dies at 85

Mr. Gyatso said he endured decades of brutality in Chinese prisons. Once he escaped, he told the world his story and championed Tibetan independence.

 

Belisario Betancur, 95, Colombia President During Rebel Siege, Dies

Belisario Betancur, 95, Colombia President During Rebel Siege, Dies

Gabriel García Márquez described Mr. Betancur, a writer and professor who promoted peace, as “a poet on whom fate imposed the penance of power.”

 

P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘Choosing Civility,’ Dies at 67

P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘Choosing Civility,’ Dies at 67

In two books he wrote about rudeness and how to avoid it. He also started a program to encourage the practice of good manners.

 

Albert Frère, 92, Belgian Master of Multinational Mergers, Dies

Albert Frère, 92, Belgian Master of Multinational Mergers, Dies

He parlayed the profits of his father’s nail factory into an investment portfolio worth billions.

 

Richard H. Fulton, Liberal Tennessee Politician, Dies at 91

Richard H. Fulton, Liberal Tennessee Politician, Dies at 91

After a long tenure in Congress, where he was one of the few Southerners to support the Civil Rights Act, he oversaw Nashville’s growth as mayor.

 

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