OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/26/2017

 

Harriet Gaskin

WEST POINT — Harriet Gaskin, 78, died Feb. 24, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services are Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kirby Lloyd officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Rosemary Desormeau

COLUMBUS —Rosemary Desormeau, 77, died Feb. 25, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

J. T. Hodnett

MONTPELIER — J. T. Hodnett, 76, died Feb. 24, 2017, at his residence in Cedar Bluff. Mr. Services are today at 3 p.m. at Palestine United Methodist Church near Montpelier with the Rev. Harold Robinson... read more

 

Arthur Shelley Jr.

Arthur Shelley Jr.

STEENS — Arthur Lee Shelley Jr., 57 died Feb. 17, 2017, at his residence. Service were Saturday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Delmar Garrison officiating. Graveside service and burial followed at Bethel Church of... read more

 

Mike Jackson

William Michael “Mike” Jackson, 71, of Columbus, MS passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT in Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Monday, February 27, 2017, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Fairview... read more

 

Lois Lawrence

Lois “Virginia” Lawrence, age 79, a native of Starkville, MS and a resident of Daphne, AL passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 with her family at her side. She is preceded in death by her husband,... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

William Jackson

Published: 2/24/2017

COLUMBUS — William Michael Jackson, 71, died Feb. 23, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Lawrence Newman

Published: 2/24/2017

COLUMBUS — Lawrence Newman, 63, died Feb. 21, 2017, in Memphis, Tennessee. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Norma Davis

Published: 2/24/2017

COLUMBUS — Norma Jewett Davis died Feb. 22, 2017. Private graveside services will be on Saturday. Visitation will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Assisted Living Wing of Go Ye... read more

 

 

Archie Dean Sr.

Published: 2/24/2017

CEDAR BLUFF — Archie Dean Sr., 78, died Feb. 22, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at noon Monday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Griffin officiating.... read more

 

 

Denise Doss

Published: 2/24/2017

WEST POINT — Denise Wofford Doss, 57, died Feb. 15, 2017, at UAB-Birmingham, Alabama. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Hope MB Church in Woodland with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Ella Robinson

Published: 2/24/2017

MABEN — Ella W. Robinson, 78, died Feb. 15, 2017, in Eupora. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel MB Church in Starkville. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m.... read more

 

 

Susie Lash

Susie Lash

Published: 2/24/2017

COLUMBUS — Susie Lee Harris Lash, 94, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Full Gospel MB Church with the Rev. Jimmy... read more

 

 

Tony Aldridge

Published: 2/24/2017

KENNEDY, Ala. — Tony Aldridge, 72, died Feb. 22, 2017, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Higdon... read more

 

 

Ora Trenor

Published: 2/24/2017

WEST POINT — Ora Lillian Trenor, died Feb. 21, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Darian... read more

 

 

Willie Morris Jr.

Willie Morris Jr.

Published: 2/24/2017

COLUMBUS — Willie James Morris Jr. died Feb. 19, 2017. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Brick MB Church with the Rev. Everett B. Little officiating. Visitation will be... read more

 

 

Savannah Triplett

Published: 2/24/2017

MACON — Savannah Triplett, 72, died Feb. 23, 2017, at Noxubee County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter's Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

 

James Horton

James Horton

Published: 2/24/2017

COLUMBUS — James “Ben Wells” Horton, 83, died Feb. 15, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Hill MB Church with Bobby Bowen officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Bill Paxton, Star of ‘Big Love’ and Movie Blockbusters, Dies at 61

Bill Paxton, Star of ‘Big Love’ and Movie Blockbusters, Dies at 61

After playing a small part in “Aliens,” Mr. Paxton later starred in “Twister,” “Titanic” and “Apollo 13.”

 

Joseph A. Wapner, Judge on ‘The People’s Court,’ Dies at 97

Joseph A. Wapner, Judge on ‘The People’s Court,’ Dies at 97

Judge Wapner sat on the bench in the syndicated television show from its debut in 1981 to the end of its original run in 1993.

 

Stanley Dearman, Editor Who Sought Justice in 1964 Murders, Dies at 84

Stanley Dearman, Editor Who Sought Justice in 1964 Murders, Dies at 84

Mr. Dearman’s editorials helped set the stage for the belated conviction of a former Klansman for organizing the murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.

 

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Conductor Who Fled Poland, Dies at 93

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Conductor Who Fled Poland, Dies at 93

After Mr. Skrowaczewski defected in 1960 (Communist rule “was impossible for musicians and composers”), he led the Minnesota Orchestra for 19 years.

 

Theodore Lowi, Zealous Scholar of Presidents and Liberalism, Dies at 85

Theodore Lowi, Zealous Scholar of Presidents and Liberalism, Dies at 85

Coupling academic expertise with charisma, Professor Lowi popularized his theories with an evangelical zeal and a Southern drawl in lectures, television appearances and books.

 

Jerome Tuccille, Libertarian Author and Trump Biographer, Dies at 79

Jerome Tuccille, Libertarian Author and Trump Biographer, Dies at 79

Mr. Tuccille was a disaffected Roman Catholic looking for a new faith when he discovered the writings of Ayn Rand.

 

A Rising Black Leader Who Pulled Off His Own Fake Obituary

A Rising Black Leader Who Pulled Off His Own Fake Obituary

Grady O’Cummings III was one of the first African-Americans to seek the presidency, and when The New York Times published his obituary, that wasn’t the end of the story.

 

Cardinal Desmond Connell, Dublin Archbishop During Abuse Scandal, Dies at 90

Cardinal Desmond Connell, Dublin Archbishop During Abuse Scandal, Dies at 90

The cardinal, a stalwart defender of church doctrine, later expressed regret for his handling of the scandal.

 

How Bill Paxton Won Over His Audience

Bill Paxton is remembered as a nice guy who was in good films you can watch with your family. He co-starred in a string of 1990s blockbusters and later played the lead in the critically acclaimed television drama “Big Love.”

 

Harold R. Denton, Voice of Comfort at Three Mile Island, Dies at 80

Harold R. Denton, Voice of Comfort at Three Mile Island, Dies at 80

Mr. Denton, President Jimmy Carter’s crisis manager for the 1979 nuclear reactor accident in Pennsylvania, averted panic and calmed an anxious nation.

 

James Stevenson, Longtime New Yorker Cartoonist, Dies at 87

James Stevenson, Longtime New Yorker Cartoonist, Dies at 87

Mr. Stevenson’s work shifted easily from light social commentary to silliness for more than half a century.

 

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