OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 1/20/2017

 

Willie Henderson

Willie Henderson

COLUMBUS — Willie Mae Henderson, 90, died Jan. 12, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church with Christopher McSwain officiating. Burial will follow in the church... read more

 

Joyce Garner

Joyce Garner

COLUMBUS — Joyce Garner, 63, died Jan. 12, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul MB Church with the Rev. Otis Garner officiating. Burial will follow in... read more

 

Daisy Summerville

Daisy Summerville

COLUMBUS — Daisy B. Summerville, 88, died Jan. 12, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at noon Saturday at Brick MB Church with the Rev. Everett Little officiating. Burial will follow in the... read more

 

Pete Sorrells

BEAVERTON, Ala. — Pete Sorrells, 78, died Jan. 16, 2017, at Generations of Vernon. Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Otts Fuenral Home Chapel with David Crowe officiating. Burial followed in Taylor Springs Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

Cora Tyson

WEST POINT — Cora A. Tyson, 85, died Jan. 18, 2017, at Dugan Memorial Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bluff Creek MB Church with the Rev. Angelo Williams officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Velora Cowson

WEST POINT — Velora Jackson Cowson, 84, died Jan. 15, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Progress Street Church with Alvin E. Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.... read more

 

Betty Hawkins

WEST POINT — Mary Elizabeth “Bettye Brooks” Hawkins, 92, died Jan. 18, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Visitaiton will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Calvert... read more

 

Billy Ayres

WEST POINT — Billy Joe Ayres, 71, died Jan. 19, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Sallee officiating. Burial will follow in... read more

 

Jeffery Deloach

COLUMBUS — Jeffery Deloach, 44, died Jan. 18, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis, Tennessee. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Wednell Gibson

STARKVILLE — Wendell Watts Gibson, 83, died Jan. 18, 2017, at his residence. Services are at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church sanctuary with Giles Linley, Prentiss Gordon and the Rev. Stacy Parvin officiating.... read more

 

Rena Monroe

STARKVILLE — Rena Faye Monroe, 67, died Jan. 5, 2017, in Meridian. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spring Hill MB Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 3-6 p.m.... read more

 

Doris Burkhalter

STARKVILLE — Doris Burkhalter, 67, died Jan. 13, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Truevine MB Church. Burial will follow in Truevine Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m. today at West Memorial Funeral... read more

 

John Sams II

COLUMBUS — John Thomas Sams II, 57, died Jan. 19, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home and Crematory. read more

 

Sharon Eads

COLUMBUS — Sharon F. Eads, 52, died Jan. 19, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home and Crematory. read more

 

Nancy Wells

Nancy Wells

Nancy Carroll Wells, 86 of Columbus, MS passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Vineyard Court Nursing Center, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the Atrium... read more

 

Edwin Boland

Edwin Boland

Col. Edwin A. Boland, U.S. A. F. Retired, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at his home in Calhoun City. He was born on August 6, 1930, to Eugene and Eddith Burson Boland of Calhoun... read more

 

Joey Thomas

Joey Thomas

Joseph “Joey” David Thomas, age 30, of Vernon, AL passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Vernon, AL. Joey was born on May 3, 1986 in Tuscaloosa, AL to Pat and the late David Thomas.... read more

 

Lillie Tabor

Lillie Pearl Hall Tabor, 77, of Steens, MS passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Vineyard Court Nursing Home, Columbus, MS, after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2017, from 1:00 PM to... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Shirley Simpson

Published: 1/19/2017

COLUMBUS — Shirley Dean Simpson, 70, died Jan. 15, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Annunciation Catholic Church. Visitation will... read more

 

 

Clifton Hollingshead

Published: 1/19/2017

STARKVILLE — Clifton Hollingshead, 60, died Jan. 11, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Century Hairston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie James Hinton officiating. Visitation will... read more

 

 

Dana Cook

Published: 1/19/2017

COLUMBUS — Dana Carol Bishop Cook, 52, died Jan. 17, 2017, at her residence. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Cook was born June 26, 1964, to... read more

 

 

Sean Roberts

Published: 1/19/2017

COLUMBUS — Sean Roberts, 20, died Jan. 11, 2017, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southside MB Church. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is... read more

 

 

Lillian Barker

Published: 1/19/2017

COLUMBUS — Lillian C. Barker, 87, died Jan. 13, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at noon Saturday at Johnson Chapel Holiness Church. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery in... read more

 

 

Thelma Lindsey

Published: 1/19/2017

COLUMBUS — Thelma Harris Lindsey, 89, died Jan. 14, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Services will be Friday at St. Marks Methodist Church. She is survived by her sister, Irene Munson Pratt... read more

 

 

Jeanette Ryan

Published: 1/19/2017

WEST POINT — Jeanette Wylie Ryan, 75, died Jan. 16, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Lillie Tabor

Published: 1/19/2017

COLUMBUS — Lillie Hall Tabor, 77, died Jan. 17, 2017, at Vineyard Court Nursing Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Trent... read more

 

 

Roger Davis

Published: 1/19/2017

WEST POINT — Roger A. Davis, 58, died Jan. 16, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tennessee. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the... read more

 

 

Clara Clark

Published: 1/19/2017

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Clara Clark, 85, died Jan. 14, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Macon. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.... read more

 

 

Lois Spruill

Published: 1/19/2017

Mary Lois Wiggins Spruill, age 81, of Columbus, MS, passed away January 16, 2017, at AvonLea Assisted Living in Tupelo, MS. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 11:00... read more

 

 

Anne Smith

Published: 1/19/2017

Virginia Anne Lehmberg Smith, age 80, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home in Columbus. Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Causeyville Baptist Church Cemetery,... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Miguel Ferrer, Celebrated as a Film and TV Tough Guy, Dies at 61

Miguel Ferrer, Celebrated as a Film and TV Tough Guy, Dies at 61

Mr. Ferrer had recently reprised his role as the F.B.I. forensics expert Albert Rosenfield in a revival of “Twin Peaks,” which is to start in May.

 

Brenda Barnes, Pepsi Chief Who Spurred a Work-Life Debate, Dies at 63

Brenda Barnes, Pepsi Chief Who Spurred a Work-Life Debate, Dies at 63

Ms. Barnes was a two-time corporate chief executive whose decision to leave a top job at Pepsi-Cola inspired a national debate about women juggling career and family.

 

William A. Hilliard, Pioneering Black Journalist, Dies at 89

William A. Hilliard, Pioneering Black Journalist, Dies at 89

Having faced racial discrimination, Mr. Hilliard, who climbed the ranks at The Oregonian to become editor in chief, made it a focus to not perpetuate stereotypes in news writing.

 

Paula Dell, Pioneering Movie Stuntwoman, Is Dead at 90

Paula Dell, Pioneering Movie Stuntwoman, Is Dead at 90

Ms. Dell worked as a stunt double in films like “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “The Poseidon Adventure” and in the TV series “Charlie’s Angels.”

 

Charles Bobo Shaw, Avant-Garde Jazz Drummer, Dies at 69

Charles Bobo Shaw, Avant-Garde Jazz Drummer, Dies at 69

Mr. Shaw, from St. Louis, became a vital part of New York’s jazz vanguard, leading the Human Arts Ensemble and playing with Cecil Taylor and Anthony Braxton.

 

James S. Vlasto, Adviser to New York Politicians, Dies at 82

James S. Vlasto, Adviser to New York Politicians, Dies at 82

Over six decades, Mr. Vlasto worked for both Democrats and Republicans, including Gov. Hugh L. Carey, Senator Jacob K. Javits and Representative Richard L. Ottinger.

 

Wayne Barrett, Fierce Muckraker at The Village Voice, Dies at 71

Wayne Barrett, Fierce Muckraker at The Village Voice, Dies at 71

In 37 years at The Village Voice, Mr. Barrett took on New York’s builders, landlords and politicians, among them Donald J. Trump and Rudolph W. Giuliani.

 

Among Deaths in 2016, a Heavy Toll in Pop Music

Among Deaths in 2016, a Heavy Toll in Pop Music

The deaths of David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen drew considerable attention in a year that also claimed Muhammad Ali and Fidel Castro.

 

‘It’s Not for Wimps’: 8 Stuntwomen Reflect on Their Careers

‘It’s Not for Wimps’: 8 Stuntwomen Reflect on Their Careers

After the death this month of Paula Dell, one of the pioneering stuntwomen in Hollywood, New York Times reporters asked professional stuntwomen about the job.

 

Roberta Peters, Silvery Soprano, Dies at 86

Roberta Peters, Silvery Soprano, Dies at 86

Roberta Peters, Silvery Soprano, Dies at 86

 

Henry J. Foner, Labor Leader Accused of Communist Ties, Dies at 97

Henry J. Foner, Labor Leader Accused of Communist Ties, Dies at 97

Mr. Foner, who was the uncle of the historian Eric Foner, led the fur and leather workers union in New York. He and his brothers were accused of belonging to subversive groups.

 

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