OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/21/2019

 

Ella Jones

Ella Jones

COLUMBUS — Ella Jane Bluitt Jones, 89, died Feb. 8, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Full Gospel M.B. Church with the Rev. Jamal Wilson officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Shirley Latham

Shirley Latham

COLUMBUS — Shirley M. Legrone Latham, 75, died Feb. 12, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Gate M.B. Church with Dr. James A. Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Rosa Trimuel

COLUMBUS — Rosa Mae Trimuel, 87, died Feb. 13, 2019, in Columbus. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Millport, Alabama, with the Rev. Benny W. Henry officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Laura Fields

COLUMBUS — Laura Fields, 98, died Feb. 14, 2019, at Vineyard Court Nursing Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Charity Mission Full Gospel Church in Crawford with Bishop Bobby L. McCarter Sr. officiating.... read more

 

Leon Smith

Leon Smith

COLUMBUS — Leon Smith, 69, died Feb. 15, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Crawford with the Rev. Donald Henry officiating. Burial... read more

 

Joyce Clemmons

Joyce Clemmons

COLUMBUS — Joyce Genevia Webber Clemmons, 63, died Feb. 16, 2019. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Friendship M.B. Church with the Rev. Stanley K. McCrary officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens. Visitation... read more

 

Grady Moore, Sr.

Grady Moore, Sr.

NOXUBEE — Grady T. Moore Sr., 70, died Feb. 16, 2019, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ivy Grove M.B. Church in Shuqualak with the Rev. Jesse Ruffin... read more

 

Larry Caldwell

CRAWFORD — Larry Caldwell, 58, died Feb. 18, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Crawford U.M. Church with the Rev. Kathy Brackett officiating. Burial with military honors will... read more

 

Mavis Derden

Mavis Clemmons Derden, 89, passed away, surrounded by her family, at Baptist Hospital on February 18, 2019, from complications of a stroke. She was born October 24, 1929, in Pickens County, AL, to Elvin Elijah... read more

 

William Lamar

COLUMBUS — William Glenn Lamar, 52, died Feb. 19, 2019, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home Chapel, Second Avenue North location, with the... read more

 

Jerry Ivy

WEST POINT — Jerry Curtis “J. Mudd” Ivy, 44, died Feb. 13, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at U.F.C.W. Local #1529 Union Hall with the Rev. Earnest J.... read more

 

Tiawandra Vance-Ford

WEST POINT — Tiawandra “Punkin” Vance-Ford, 36, died Feb. 16, 2019, in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at U.F.C.W. Local #1529 Union Hall with the Rev. Timothy Brinkley officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Mary Townsend

WEST POINT — Mary Louise Townsend, 78, died Feb. 17, 2019, in Meridian. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell M.B. Church in Cedar Bluff with the Rev. Branden Deanes officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Joseph Turnipseed, Jr.

STARKVILLE — Joseph Lamar Turnipseed Jr., 33, died Feb. 8, 2019, in Starkville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sixteenth Section M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Sykes Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m.... read more

 

Gussie Miller

Gussie Miller

COLUMBUS — Gussie Hunter Miller, 86, died Feb. 11, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul M.B. Church with the Rev. Dedrick Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial... read more

 

Leslie McLaren

Leslie McLaren

COLUMBUS — Leslie Michelle McLaren, 48, died Feb. 14, 2019, in Columbus. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Crawford with the Rev. Donald Henry officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

William McCottrell, Sr.

William McCottrell, Sr.

COLUMBUS — William Lee McCottrell Sr., 77, died Feb. 18, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at New Zion M.B. Church with the Rev. Billy Hill officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Tina Waldrep

WEST POINT — Tina Waldrep, 53, died Feb. 15, 2019, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Siloam Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Morgan officiating. Robinson Funeral Home... read more

 

Larry Caldwell

Larry Caldwell

Larry Edward Caldwell, 58, of Crawford, MS, died Monday, February 18, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, 2nd Avenue North location. Visitation will be... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Roger Pierce

Published: 2/20/2019

SHUQUALAK — Roger Glenn Pierce, 52, died Feb. 18, 2019, in Caledonia. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel in Macon. Burial will follow at Pinetucky... read more

 

 

Mary Miles

Published: 2/20/2019

STARKVILLE — Mary Ann Miles, 69, died Feb. 13, 2019, in Columbus. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at West Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rest Haven... read more

 

 

Maurice Anthony

Published: 2/20/2019

STARKVILLE — Maurice Lee Roy Anthony, 80, died Feb. 18, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home Chapel with Kevin McHann officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Wonzie Irions, Sr.

Published: 2/20/2019

West POINT — Wonzie Lee Irions Sr., 56, died Feb. 15, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church with Randy L.... read more

 

 

Jimmie Johnson

Published: 2/20/2019

MONROE COUNTY — Jimmie Hacker Johnson, 80, died Feb. 18, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel... read more

 

 

Robert Young

Published: 2/19/2019

Robert Arvil Young, age 87, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 17, 2019, at his residence. A memorial service will be Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter... read more

 

 

Myrtle Hughes

Published: 2/19/2019

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Myrtle Belle “Myrtle B.” Hughes, 89, died Feb. 17, 2019, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Home Going Celebration services will be at noon Friday at Consolidated Baptist Church... read more

 

 

Norma Thompson

Published: 2/19/2019

PHEBA — Norma L. Thompson, 86, died Feb. 17, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pheba Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Rhodes and Brad... read more

 

 

Billy Umfress

Published: 2/19/2019

AMORY — Billy Umfress, 77, died Feb. 17, 2019, at Diversicare Nursing Home. Services are at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Chuck Moffett officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Baby Chase Shelly

Published: 2/19/2019

COLUMBUS — Baby Chase Anthony Shelly died Feb. 15, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Harvest Church Cemetery with the Rev. Hugh... read more

 

 

Ruby Flack

Published: 2/18/2019

COLUMBUS — Ruby Christine Morton Flack, 57, died Feb. 16, 2019, at her residence. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Monday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of... read more

 

 

Carla Jordan

Published: 2/18/2019

VERNON, Ala. — Carla Renee Jordan, 56, died Feb. 14, 2019, at Northport Medical Center-DCH. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Danny Thompson and... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Peter Tork, Court Jester of the Monkees, Is Dead at 77

Peter Tork, Court Jester of the Monkees, Is Dead at 77

Mr. Tork was an accomplished musician, but he became famous for his comedic role as the goofy member of a made-for-television band.

 

Norman Orentreich, 96, Force Behind Hair Transplants, Dies

Norman Orentreich, 96, Force Behind Hair Transplants, Dies

In the 1950s, Dr. Orentreich took hair from the back of the head and planted it in the scalp, and lo, it grew. He also helped establish the Clinique skin-care line.

 

Seweryn Bialer, 92, Defector and Soviet Union Scholar, Dies

Seweryn Bialer, 92, Defector and Soviet Union Scholar, Dies

An author who knew his subject firsthand from his years as an official in Communist Poland, he became a sought-after voice on Soviet affairs.

 

Theodore Isaac Rubin Is Dead at 95; Popularized Psychotherapy

Theodore Isaac Rubin Is Dead at 95; Popularized Psychotherapy

Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author. One of his novels was the basis of the 1962 movie “David and Lisa.”

 

Don Newcombe Dies at 92; Dodger Pitcher Helped Break Racial Barrier

Don Newcombe Dies at 92; Dodger Pitcher Helped Break Racial Barrier

Newcombe, a teammate of Jackie Robinson’s, was an overpowering righty as a rookie of the year, an M.V.P. and the first Cy Young Award winner.

 

Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change

Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change

Called by some “the grandfather of climate science,” he wrote a 1975 paper that asked, “Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?”

 

Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88

Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88

He was an author, Republican speechwriter, National Review polemicist, Dartmouth Review provocateur and, to many, an antiwar apostate when he defected to Obama.

 

Guy Webster, Master of the Album Cover Photograph, Dies at 79

Guy Webster, Master of the Album Cover Photograph, Dies at 79

Mr. Webster captured memorable images of the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, the Mamas & the Papas and numerous others.

 

Bibi Ferreira, Grande Dame of Brazilian Stage, Dies at 96

Bibi Ferreira, Grande Dame of Brazilian Stage, Dies at 96

Ms. Ferreira, who kept singing well into her 90s, brought Broadway musicals to Brazil and made the music of Édith Piaf and Frank Sinatra her own.

 

Overlooked No More: Dorothy Bolden, Who Started a Movement for Domestic Workers

Bolden adapted the organizing techniques she learned as a civil rights activist to secure protections for domestic workers, a largely unregulated part of the work force.

 

Albert Vorspan, 95, Is Dead; Rallied Reform Judaism for Social Justice

Albert Vorspan, 95, Is Dead; Rallied Reform Judaism for Social Justice

He was a catalyst in the movement’s embrace of the struggles for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, apartheid and continuing anti-Semitism.

 

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