OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 4/18/2019

 

Howard Knight

Howard Knight

Howard Franklin Knight, 67, of Steens, MS, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Friday, April 19, 2019, from 6-8 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. Funeral... read more

 

Virginia Logan

Virginia Logan

Proverbs 31:28 — Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Virginia Banks Rogers Logan passed away peacefully at her home, in Steens, on Tuesday, April 16, at the age... read more

 

William Bonner

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — William “Buddy” Bonner, 70, died April 16, 2019, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Home Going Celebration services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the James and Lola Memorial Chapel of... read more

 

Mary Miller

WEST POINT — Mary Frances Miller, 90, died April 17, 2019, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse Betts officiating. Visitation... read more

 

Ernestine Higginbotham

SHUQUALAK — Ernestine Higginbotham died April 17, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon. read more

 

Major Pratt

COLUMBUS — Major William Pratt, 79, died March 31, 2019, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. read more

 

Katie Franklin

COLUMBUS — Katie P. Franklin, 96, died April 17, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Century Hairston Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

Cois Aldridge

MILLPORT, Ala. — Cois Delmer Aldridge, 77, died April 16, 2019, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are at noon Thursday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with Eric Flemming and Ray Aldridge officiating. Burial... read more

 

Myrtle Bittle

MILLPORT, Ala. — Myrtle Smith Shelton Bittle, 81, died April 16, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Long officiating. Burial will follow at Unity... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

John Matthews Jr.

John Matthews Jr.

Published: 4/17/2019

John Douglas Matthews, Jr., 66, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 1:00-2:00 PM at... read more

 

 

Doris Miller

Published: 4/17/2019

ABERDEEN — Doris Marie Lamb Miller, 80, died April 15, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Aberdeen Friendship Baptist Church with Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating.... read more

 

 

Clyde Cook

Published: 4/17/2019

AUBURN, Ala. — Clyde Cook, 94, died April 14, 2019, at Oak Park Nursing Home in Auburn, Alabama. Services are at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will... read more

 

 

James Butler

Published: 4/17/2019

VERNON, Ala. — James Earl Butler, 82, died April 15, 2019, at his residence. Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Beckon officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Almarita Clark

Published: 4/16/2019

WEST POINT — Almarita Barkemeyer Clark, 85, died April 13, 2019, at Merit Health River Oaks Medical Center in Flowood. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral... read more

 

 

Terry Hope

Published: 4/16/2019

COLUMBUS — Terry Hope, 59, died April 14, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Furnace... read more

 

 

Jane Mikell

Published: 4/16/2019

COLUMBUS — Jane Mikell, 91, died April 14, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery... read more

 

 

Pauline Goodwin Coleman

Published: 4/16/2019

ABERDEEN — Pauline Goodwin Coleman, 91, died April 12, 2019, at Hermitage Gardens Assisted Living in Oxford, MS. Visitation and the funeral service will be held at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home... read more

 

 

Ed Yarborough

Published: 4/16/2019

Edgar (Ed) Powell Yarborough, 65, died of natural causes at his home in Jackson, MS, on April 13, 2019. He was born on October 24, 1953, in Columbus, MS, to... read more

 

 

Mac Pace

Mac Pace

Published: 4/16/2019

Harold Mac Pace, 77, formerly of Columbus, MS, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, at South Baldwin Medical Center in Foley, AL. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from... read more

 

 

Georgia Cockerham

Published: 4/16/2019

HAMILTON — Georgia Mae Garner Cockerham, 93, died April 14, 2019. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Center Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

 

Mattie Smith

Published: 4/16/2019

MACON — Mattie Smith, 87, died April 15, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Macon. read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Claude Lalanne, Whimsical (and Sought-After) Sculptor, Is Dead at 93

Claude Lalanne, Whimsical (and Sought-After) Sculptor, Is Dead at 93

Her works, like a metal cabbage with chicken legs, weren’t taken seriously at first but now command lofty prices.

 

Alan García, Ex-President of Peru, Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest

Alan García, Ex-President of Peru, Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest

Mr. García was under investigation on accusations of bribery in connection with the construction company Odebrecht, which is at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal.

 

Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality

Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality

At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise.

 

Owen Garriott, 88, an Early Scientist-Astronaut, Is Dead

Owen Garriott, 88, an Early Scientist-Astronaut, Is Dead

He was the science pilot on the record-breaking 59-day mission to Skylab in 1973. Ten years later, he returned to space on the shuttle Columbia.

 

Barbara Schultz, 92, Dies; Produced Serious Drama in a Sitcom Era

At a time when comedies and variety shows dominated TV (and few women held executive jobs), she gave viewers “CBS Playhouse” and, later, “Visions” on PBS.

 

Georgia Engel, Gentle-Voiced ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Actress, Is Dead at 70

Georgia Engel, Gentle-Voiced ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Actress, Is Dead at 70

After gaining fame as the blustery newsman Ted Baxter’s love interest, Ms. Engel went on to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.

 

Mirjana Markovic, the ‘Lady Macbeth’ of War-Torn Serbia, Dies at 76

Mirjana Markovic, the ‘Lady Macbeth’ of War-Torn Serbia, Dies at 76

She and her husband, Slobodan Milosevic, led their country into catastrophic wars. Accused of genocide, he died while awaiting trial; she fled to Russia.

 

Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79

Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79

“Keats, for me, represents the integrity of the mission of the poet,” said Mr. Plumly, whose books included a “personal biography” called “Posthumous Keats.”

 

Bibi Andersson, Luminous Presence in Bergman Films, Dies at 83

Bibi Andersson, Luminous Presence in Bergman Films, Dies at 83

Ms. Andersson, a Swedish actress, personified first purity and youth, then complexity and disillusionment, in 13 Ingmar Bergman films.

 

Overlooked No More: Aloha Wanderwell, Explorer and Filmmaker

Overlooked No More: Aloha Wanderwell, Explorer and Filmmaker

By 16, she was traveling around the world behind the wheel of a Model T in a life of adventure that was interrupted only by a murder mystery.

 

John MacLeod, a Winning Coach for the Suns, Is Dead at 81

John MacLeod, a Winning Coach for the Suns, Is Dead at 81

MacLeod led Phoenix to the 1976 championship series against the Celtics, which included one of the most memorable playoff games in N.B.A. history.

 

Search Obituaries

 

By Name:  

By Date:   

 

 

How to Submit an Obituary

 

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for details on our obituary policies.

 

 

Old Guestbooks

 

Looking for a Guestbook from our old Legacy.com site? Search for the Guestbook at Legacy.com

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email