OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 9/22/2017

 

Karleigh Harfst

On September 19, 2017, Karleigh Renee Harfst, 19, lost her courageous battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Karleigh lived her life in Oktibbeha County. She was a proud graduate of Starkville Academy, where she... read more

 

Floyd Thompson

COLUMBUS — Floyd Edward “D.J. Duck” Thompson, 73, died Sept. 9, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carter’s Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Kamal Karriem officiating. Visitation is from... read more

 

Sandra Cockrell

Sandra Cockrell

COLUMBUS — Sandra Kaye Cockrell, 64, died Sept. 13, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at James M. Trotter Convention Center-Lower Level with the Rev. Michael Love officiating. Ms.... read more

 

Annie Thomas

Annie Thomas

COLUMBUS — Annie Ruth Sherrod Thomas, 64, died Sept. 11, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at 15th Street Church of God in Christ with Henry Turnipseed officiating. Burial... read more

 

Brendnell Moore

Brendnell Moore

COLUMBUS — Brendnell O. “Bren” Moore, 64, died Sept. 15, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Ministries with Maxine Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Sandfield... read more

 

Willie Westbrook

Willie Westbrook

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Willie H. “Clarence” Westbrook, 75, died Sept. 6, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Grove MB Church with David Williams officiating. Burial will follow in... read more

 

Goldie Wordlaw

MABEN — Goldie Mae Wordlaw, 82, died Sept. 16, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Pheba. Burial will follow in Harpole Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m.... read more

 

Rutha Mae Weaver

STARKVILLE — Rutha Mae Weaver, 81, died Sept. 19, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Fox Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. today at West... read more

 

Bettye Loftis

CALEDONIA — Bettye Browning Loftis, 89, died Sept. 21, 2017, at her residence in Caledonia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

Charles Jones

COLUMBUS — Charles C. Jones, 86, died Sept. 21, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Dusty Taylor

COLUMBUS — Sophie “Dusty” Taylor, 92, died Sept. 19, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Ralph Windle officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial... read more

 

David Studdard

CALEDONIA — David Bruce “Dave” Studdard, 76, died Sept. 20, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Harding and Rev. David Westmoreland officiating.... read more

 

James Baker

WEST POINT — James Baker, 70, died Sept. 14, 2017, at his residence. Memorial services are at 2 p.m. today at House of Life Freedom Ministry with Donnell Wicks officiating. Mr. Baker was born Jan.... read more

 

Mattie Brown

WEST POINT — Mattie Pearl Lane Brown, 67, died Sept. 17, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church House of Refuge Family Worship Center with Thomas... read more

 

Annie Brennan

WEST POINT — Annie Rene Robinson Brennan, 61, died Sept. 15, 2017, in Meridian. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fountain Head MB Church with the Rev. Donald Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in... read more

 

Earlene Lewis

WEST POINT — Earlene Lewis, 78, died Sept. 18, 2017, in Jackson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Union MB Church in Aberdeen with the Rev. Andrew Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Polly Herrington

Polly Herrington

Published: 9/21/2017

Jessie Pauline Herrington, 89, family of Columbus, MS passed away Monday, September 18, 2017, at The Claiborne at Adelaide, Starkville, MS. Visitation will be Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 12:00 -... read more

 

 

Edith Ansel

Edith Ansel

Published: 9/21/2017

Mrs. Edith Frances Ansel, died Saturday, September 16, at the age of 96. A resident of the Trinity Place Community in Columbus, Mississippi for over 22 years, she had recently moved... read more

 

 

Eddie Moffett

Published: 9/21/2017

SMITHVILLE — Eddie Jane Moffett, 90, died Sept. 19, 2017, at her son’s residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home Chapel with John Hallman and... read more

 

 

Thomas Woodfin

Published: 9/21/2017

CORINTH — Thomas H. “Tommy” Woodfin, 80, died Sept. 21, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon. read more

 

 

George Rader

Published: 9/21/2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. — George Steven Rader died Sept. 17, 2017. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Pensacola. Burial will be in Barrancas National... read more

 

 

Lola McGee

Published: 9/21/2017

STARKVILLE — Lola Mae “Sug” McGee, 82, died Aug. 28, 2017, in Tupelo. Services willb e at 11 a.m. Saturday at Century Hairston Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Bevill officiating.... read more

 

 

Dave Studdard

Published: 9/21/2017

CALEDONIA — David Bruce Studdard died Sept. 20, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Virginia Trull

Published: 9/21/2017

Mrs. Virginia Arnell Burgess Trull, 84 of Kennedy, Al died Wednesday September 20, 2017 at Fayette Long Term Care in Fayette, Al. Funeral services will be Friday September 22, 2017 at... read more

 

 

Sophie Taylor

Published: 9/20/2017

COLUMBUS — Sophie “Dusty” Taylor, 92, died Sept. 19, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Willie Jenkins

Published: 9/20/2017

SHUQUALAK — Willie C. Jenkins, 68, died Sept. 18, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Willis Bonner

Published: 9/20/2017

Willis Rayborn Bonner, 73, of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 12:00 –... read more

 

 

Sam Brown

Published: 9/20/2017

Wren—Samuel David Brown, 68, passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on September 18, 2017. Born on February 16, 1949 in Amory, MS, he was the son of the... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83

Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83

With saturated colors, often on global assignments, Mr. Turner created spectacular images, some for the covers of record albums.

 

Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92

Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92

Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.

 

Myrna Lamb, Feminist Playwright in an Unwelcoming Era, Dies at 87

Myrna Lamb, Feminist Playwright in an Unwelcoming Era, Dies at 87

Ms. Lamb’s works, staged at the Public Theater and elsewhere, often came under attack from male critics.

 

Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92

Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92

After a performing career that included eight years with New York City Ballet, Ms. Horosko wrote books and championed the health and other needs of dancers.

 

Johnny Sandlin, 72, Allman Brothers Band Producer, Is Dead

Johnny Sandlin, 72, Allman Brothers Band Producer, Is Dead

A onetime band mate of Duane and Gregg Allman, Mr. Sandlin worked with their band and many other artists in a career that began at Capricorn Records.

 

Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal Heiress Vexed by Swindling Case, Is Dead at 94

Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal Heiress Vexed by Swindling Case, Is Dead at 94

Mrs. Bettencourt, ranked as the world’s richest woman, tried to live down her family’s fascist associations, and her final years were overtaken by scandal.

 

An Obituary Written From Beyond the Grave? Not Quite.

Because The Times prepares some obituaries for notable people in advance, in rare instances an obituary will appear by a writer who is already deceased.

 

Mohammed Mahdi Akef, Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Dies at 89

Mohammed Mahdi Akef, Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Dies at 89

Mr. Akef had been sentenced to life imprisonment but was awaiting a retrial. He died in custody in Cairo.

 

Albert Speer Jr., Architect and Son of Hitler Confidant, Dies at 83

Albert Speer Jr., Architect and Son of Hitler Confidant, Dies at 83

The younger Mr. Speer ultimately had more influence on urban landscapes than his notorious father, from whom he sought to distance himself.

 

Katherine M. Bonniwell, Life Magazine Publisher, Dies at 70

Katherine M. Bonniwell, Life Magazine Publisher, Dies at 70

Ms. Bonniwell held a number of top positions at Time Inc. at a heady time for magazine publishing, paving the way for future female managers.

 

Bernie Casey, Who Glided From Football to Hollywood, Dies at 78

Bernie Casey, Who Glided From Football to Hollywood, Dies at 78

Mr. Casey was known for roles in “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” after eight years as an N.F.L. wide receiver. He was also an accomplished painter.

 

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