OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 7/22/2017

 

Toula Childs

COLUMBUS — Toula Faye Childs, 70, died July 19, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Columbus Christian Center with Kenny Gardner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to... read more

 

Cheryl Conner

Cheryl Conner

Cheryl Beth Conner of Columbus, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Beth was born on February 16, 1968, to Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Ray of Ethelsville, Alabama. She attended Mobile College in Mobile,... read more

 

Troy Wilson

Troy Wilson

Troy Wilson, 62, of Columbus, MS passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Fayette Medical Center, Fayette, AL. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 12:00-1:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home. A memorial service... read more

 

Melanie Mils

COLUMBUS — Melanie Jane Jones Mills, 54, died July 21, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Mel Howton officiating. Interment will follow in... read more

 

Ruth Schultz

ETHELSVILLE, Ala. — Ruth Hataway Schultz, 81, died July 21, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Nathan Hodum officiating. Private burial services will follow... read more

 

Joyce McWilliams

WEST POINT — Joyce Dempsey McWilliams, 77, died July 21, 2017, at Magnolia Place in New Albany. Services are at 3 p.m. today at the Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Wes Shirckle and Kristen Shirckle officiating.... read more

 

William Locke

COLUMBUS — William H. “Bill” Locke, 84, died July 20, 2017, at the Windsor Place. Graveside services will be at noon Friday at Cook Temple Cemetery with Rev. James C. Wright officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation... read more

 

Johnnie Shultz

PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. — Johnnie R. Schultz died July 21, 2017, at Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Tyla Toler

GREENWOOD SPRINGS — Tyla Toler, 57, died July 19, 2017, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Hamilton High School Gymnasium with Robert Moore and Danny Burks officiating.... read more

 

Gavin Toler

HAMILTON — Gavin Thomas Toler, 16, died July 19, 2017 in Clarke County. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Hamilton High School Gymnasium with Robert Moore and Danny Burks officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Connie Johnson

WEST POINT — Connie De’Lein McCaskill Johnson, 83, died July 20, 2017, in West Point. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul M.B. Church with Rev. Eddie A. Longstreet officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Dale Grant, Sr.

Phillip “Dale” Grant, Sr., 67, of Columbus, Mississippi passed away at the home of his daughter in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on July 20, 2017. Dale Grant was born on June 24, 1950, in Caledonia, Mississippi to Louise... read more

 

J. W. Perkins

J. W. Perkins

COLUMBUS — J. W. Perkins, 88, died July 21, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Robert Pratt

Robert Pratt

Published: 7/21/2017

COLUMBUS — Robert C. Pratt Sr., 76, died July 13, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sanders Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial... read more

 

 

LaGarius Morris

LaGarius Morris

Published: 7/21/2017

COLUMBUS — La’Garius “G-Baby” Morris, 12, died July 13, 2017. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Full Gospel MB Church with Jacquel Brown officiating. Burial will follow in... read more

 

 

Davis Hill

Davis Hill

Published: 7/21/2017

COLUMBUS — Davis “Mane” Hill, 41, died July 11, 2017, at Charlotte, North Carolina. Services will be at noon Saturday at Harrison Grove MB Church of Brooksville with Billy Goodwin officiating.... read more

 

 

Cora Hill

Cora Hill

Published: 7/21/2017

CRAWFORD — Services for Cora Lee Hill will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakland MB Church in Crawford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 1-7:30 p.m.... read more

 

 

Gene Wright

Published: 7/21/2017

BROOKSVILLE — Gene Shelton Wright, 82, died July 19, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel with Glenn Miller officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Ezra Baker Sr.

Ezra Baker Sr.

Published: 7/21/2017

LOUISVILLE — Ezra Baker Sr. died July 16, 2017, at Winston County Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Moriah MB Church. Burial will follow Memorial Gardens Cemetery.... read more

 

 

Phillip Grant Sr.

Published: 7/21/2017

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Phillip Dale Grant Sr., 67, died July 20, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home in Columbus. read more

 

 

Ruby Deanes

Published: 7/21/2017

WEST POINT — Ruby Lee Caldwell Deanes, 82, died July 15, 2017, at her residence in Cedar Bluff. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell MB Church in Cedar... read more

 

 

Louisa Smith

Published: 7/21/2017

COLUMBUS — Louisa Smith, 64, died July 19, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

J.W. Perkins

Published: 7/21/2017

COLUMBUS — J.W. Perkins, 88, died July 21, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Orland Wayne Fondren

Orland Wayne Fondren

Published: 7/21/2017

Wayne Fondren, 75, of Columbus, MS passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 23,2017, from 2:00-3:00 PM... read more

 

 

Wayne Bryan

Published: 7/21/2017

Allen Wayne Bryan, Sr. passed away at the age of 73 on July 16, 2017. His final care was ably provided by the staff of St. George’s Hospital, London, England. The... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

John Kundla, Winning Coach of Fledgling Lakers, Dies at 101

John Kundla, Winning Coach of Fledgling Lakers, Dies at 101

Kundla led the Minneapolis team to five titles in the N.B.A. and its immediate precursor.

 

Bo Pilgrim, Founder of Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Products, Dies at 89

Bo Pilgrim, Founder of Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Products, Dies at 89

Mr. Pilgrim joined a brother in taking over a Texas feed store owned by their father and transformed it into a company with 35,000 employees and operations in 17 states and Mexico.

 

John Heard, the Frazzled Father in ‘Home Alone,’ Dies at 71

John Heard, the Frazzled Father in ‘Home Alone,’ Dies at 71

Mr. Heard played pained characters in dramas but was best known as the dad who embarked on a family trip to Paris without his youngest son.

 

Peter Doohan Dies at 56; Had One of Wimbledon’s Biggest Upsets

Peter Doohan Dies at 56; Had One of Wimbledon’s Biggest Upsets

Doohan, an Australian whose victory over Boris Becker came 30 years ago July 1, recently learned he had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

 

Scharlette Holdman, a Force for the Defense on Death Row, Dies at 70

Scharlette Holdman, a Force for the Defense on Death Row, Dies at 70

Ms. Holdman was a pioneer in unearthing legal reasons to spare the lives of the convicted, often working on the cases of those convicted of heinous crimes.

 

Clancy Sigal, Novelist Whose Life Was a Tale in Itself, Dies at 90

Clancy Sigal, Novelist Whose Life Was a Tale in Itself, Dies at 90

Jailed at 5, blacklisted in Hollywood, the author of “Going Away” fell in with R.D. Laing and Doris Lessing.

 

A Deadline Call on Posthumous Privacy

A Deadline Call on Posthumous Privacy

The obituary for the astronaut Sally Ride set off a debate over how to report on her previously undisclosed sexuality.

 

Saturday Profile: The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes

Saturday Profile: The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes

Born to royalty in Burma, Olive Yang, who died last week at 90, rejected her birthright to become a cross-dressing warlord and opium trafficker.

 

Ralph Regula, Long-Serving Ohio Congressman, Dies at 92

Ralph Regula, Long-Serving Ohio Congressman, Dies at 92

Mr. Regula, who served 18 terms in the House of Representatives, played a key role in creating the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

 

C. Weston Houck, Judge Who Ended Citadel’s Male-Only Policy, Dies at 84

C. Weston Houck, Judge Who Ended Citadel’s Male-Only Policy, Dies at 84

Judge Houck, an appointee of President Jimmy Carter, declared that the college’s refusal to admit Shannon Faulkner was a violation of the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause.

 

Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer Is Found Dead

Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer Is Found Dead

The writer, Joseph Rago, 34, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his editorials challenging President Barack Obama’s health care law. Foul play is not suspected.

 

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