OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 8/19/2017

 

Earle Hudson

COLUMBUS — Earle Hudson, 89, died Aug. 17, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Johnny Fisher

COLUMBUS — Johnny Fisher, 68, died Aug. 18, 2017, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Francis Troskey

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Francis Thomas “Frank” Troskey, 92, died Aug. 18, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Jeffrey Waldrep officiating. Burial will follow in... read more

 

Sarah Brown

COLUMBUS — Sarah O. Brown, 83, died Aug. 18, 2017, at Aurora Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

William Whitson

KENNEDY, Ala. — William Larry Whitson, 76, died Aug. 17, 2017, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Dowdle Funeral... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Bruster Minor Sr.

Bruster Minor Sr.

Published: 8/18/2017

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Bruster “Bee” Minor died Aug. 14, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Canaan MB Church. Burial will follow in Sandfield Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-6... read more

 

 

Lyndia Easter

Published: 8/18/2017

KATY, Texas — Lyndia Byrde Harrison Easter, 52, died Aug. 8, 2017, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southside MB Church. Burial... read more

 

 

Johnnie Davis

Johnnie Davis

Published: 8/18/2017

MACON — Johnnie “Bruh” Davis, 65, died Aug. 10, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Noxubee High School with the Rev. Sammie Lyson officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

WC Martin Jr.

Published: 8/18/2017

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — W.C. “Bill” Martin Jr., 94, died Aug. 16, 2017, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Aliceville First Presbyterian Church. Skelton Funeral Home... read more

 

 

Robert McKnuckle

Published: 8/18/2017

WEST POINT — Robert Earl McKnuckle, 63, died Aug. 12, 2017, at West Point Community Living Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Union MB Church in Monroe... read more

 

 

Linda Gandy

Linda Gandy

Published: 8/18/2017

MACON — Linda Kate Gandy, 62, died Aug. 11, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at noon Saturday at Belmont Baptist Church with the Rev. Admire Gandy officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Christine Bishop

Published: 8/18/2017

STARKVILLE — Christine “Mick” Bishop, 82, died Aug. 14, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Century Hairston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery in... read more

 

 

Simon Wicks

Simon Wicks

Published: 8/18/2017

COLUMBUS — Services for Simon A. Wicks will be at 1 p.m. Saturday with John Wicks Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Wicks Memorial Garden. Mr. Wicks was the son... read more

 

 

Bertha Moore

Bertha Moore

Published: 8/18/2017

COLUMBUS — Bertha Ann Moore, 64, died Aug. 8, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Piney Grove MB Church with the Rev. Michael Reed officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

John Stokes

Published: 8/18/2017

Services for John Aaron Stokes will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Matthew Hitt, Brother Benny Alford and Bro. Ronnie Stokes... read more

 

 

Nadine Gates

Published: 8/18/2017

Nadine Sobley Gates, age 95, of Columbus, MS, passed away August 13, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Gunter &... read more

 

 

Jamie Mills

Published: 8/18/2017

Jamie Cox Sledd Mills, age 94, died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Collegeview Personal Care Home. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, August 18,... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91

Mr. Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin’s comedy partner but went on to a major solo career with films like “The Bellboy” and “The Nutty Professor.”

 

Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle

Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle

A black satirist who gave white audiences a deeper feel for the nation’s shameful racial history, Mr. Gregory was a national sensation in the early 1960s.

 

Arthur Finkelstein, Innovative, Influential Conservative Strategist, Dies at 72

Arthur Finkelstein, Innovative, Influential Conservative Strategist, Dies at 72

He fundamentally transformed political polling and financing and perfected virulent campaigns that toppled liberal incumbents.

 

Stuart J. Thompson, Award-Winning Broadway Producer, Dies at 62

Stuart J. Thompson, Award-Winning Broadway Producer, Dies at 62

Mr. Thompson, whose productions were nominated for 20 Tony Awards and won six, helped mount hits like “The Book of Mormon.” “He elevated me,” said Patti LuPone.

 

Edward Allcard, Solo Sailor on the High Seas, Dies at 102

Edward Allcard, Solo Sailor on the High Seas, Dies at 102

Mr. Allcard was said to be the first to sail across the Atlantic and back singlehandedly (the stowaway aside). He also circled the globe on a solo trip.

 

Roy Lunn, Pioneering Engineer of Celebrated Cars, Dies at 92

Roy Lunn, Pioneering Engineer of Celebrated Cars, Dies at 92

The British-born Mr. Lunn oversaw development of the Mustang, GT40 and Jeep Cherokee and helped build an almost impregnable presidential limousine.

 

Jo Walker-Meador, 93, Dies; Raised Country Music’s Profile

Jo Walker-Meador, 93, Dies; Raised Country Music’s Profile

Mrs. Walker-Meador was the first employee of the Country Music Association and its longtime executive director.

 

Gunnar Birkerts, Architect, Dies at 92; Gave Shape to the Unexpected

Gunnar Birkerts, Architect, Dies at 92; Gave Shape to the Unexpected

The Latvian-born Mr. Birkerts was inspired by Scandinavian masters of Modernism.

 

Bruce Forsyth, 89, Cheeky Fixture of British TV, Is Dead

Bruce Forsyth, 89, Cheeky Fixture of British TV, Is Dead

Known for his toothy smile and crowd-pleasing charm, Mr. Forsyth was recognized by Guinness World Records as the male entertainer with the longest TV career.

 

Fadwa Suleiman, Actress and Voice of Syrian Opposition in Exile, Dies at 47

Fadwa Suleiman, Actress and Voice of Syrian Opposition in Exile, Dies at 47

Ms. Suleiman, who fled to France, defied gender and sectarian stereotypes to protest the regime’s repression and propaganda about the civil war.

 

Paul Oliver, Pre-eminent Authority on the Blues, Dies at 90

Paul Oliver, Pre-eminent Authority on the Blues, Dies at 90

The author of “The Story of the Blues” and other books, he was a respected British architectural historian better known for his sideline as a student of black music.

 

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