OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 9/26/2016

 

Clary Hairston

COLUMBUS — Clary Follins-Hairston died Sept. 19, 2016. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hairston was born Jan. 21,... read more

 

Joyce Simpson

COLUMBUS — Joyce Simpson, 79, died Sept. 25, 2016, at College View Personal Care Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Janette Downs

ABERDEEN — Janette Rackley Downs, 84, died Sept. 24, 2016, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church with Todd Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.... read more

 

Bobby Sanders

GORDO, Ala. — Bobby Joe Sanders, 75, died Sept. 24, 2016, at Arbor Woods Health & Rehab. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Kerry Shipp officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Lawrence Scott

KOSCIUSKO — Lawrence Scott died Monday Sept. 26, 2016, at the VA Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Hank Anderson

Published: 9/24/2016

STARKVILLE — Rev. Hank Edward Anderson, 62, died Sept. 22, 2016, in Oktibbeha County. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Starkville Church of God with Rev. Don Hooper... read more

 

 

Zach Swedenburg

Published: 9/24/2016

Winford Zachary Swedenburg, age 15, died September 13, 2016 in Bradenton, FL. He was born February 17, 2001 in Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:30... read more

 

 

Bessie Rice

Published: 9/24/2016

ALICEVILLE — Bessie Lee Rice, 74, died Sept. 22, 2016, at Pickens County Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Nibethany C.P. Church with Rev. Anthony Barnes... read more

 

 

Mildred Forbey

Published: 9/24/2016

COLUMBUS — Mildred Lindsay Forbey, 82, died Sept. 23, 2016, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John... read more

 

 

Lizzie Clemons

Lizzie Clemons

Published: 9/23/2016

COLUMBUS —Lizzie Mae Williams Clemons, 67, died Sept. 15, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southside MB Church with Rayfield Evins officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Erastus Thomas

Erastus Thomas

Published: 9/23/2016

COLUMBUS — Erastus Abraham Thomas, 35, died Sept. 14, 2016. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Grove MB Church in Caledonia with David Williams officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Virlee Taylor

Virlee Taylor

Published: 9/23/2016

COLUMBUS —Virlee Taylor, 82, died Sept. 16, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Mt. Carmel Church with Lizzie Harris officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Bobby Weeks

Published: 9/23/2016

COLUMBUS — Bobby Joe Weeks, 75, died Sept. 19, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Covenant Baptist Church with Ed Nix... read more

 

 

George Hickman

George Hickman

Published: 9/23/2016

COLUMBUS — George Hickman, 71, died Sept. 18, 2016, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fourth Street MB Church with the Rev. Jimmy Rice officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Mary Ponds

Published: 9/23/2016

COLUMBUS — Mary Ann Ponds, 73, died Sept. 19, 2016, at her residence. Memorial services will at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lowndes Funeral Home with Kenny Gardner officiating. Mrs. Ponds... read more

 

 

Kayla Carter

Published: 9/23/2016

COLUMBUS — Kayla Nicole Carter, 25, died Sept. 21, 2016, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. at Vaughn Cemetery in Steens with Grant Mitchell officiating. Lowndes Funeral... read more

 

 

Donald Babb

Published: 9/23/2016

GORDO, Ala. — Donald Denny Babb, 79, died Sept. 19, 2016, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gordo First United Methodist Church with Dan... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Agnes Nixon, Who Injected Social Ills Into Soap Operas, Dies at 93

Agnes Nixon, Who Injected Social Ills Into Soap Operas, Dies at 93

Her “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” tackled drug addiction, abortion, child abuse and AIDS along with the usual soap tales of infidelity.

 

Ronald P. Stanton, Trammo Founder Who Shared His Fortune, Dies at 88

Ronald P. Stanton, Trammo Founder Who Shared His Fortune, Dies at 88

Mr. Stanton, who escaped from Nazi Germany with his mother when he was 9, made his money in petrochemicals and gave more than $300 million of it away.

 

Shimon Peres of Israel Dies at 93; Built Up Defense and Sought Peace

Shimon Peres of Israel Dies at 93; Built Up Defense and Sought Peace

Mr. Peres helped build up his country’s military might, then worked as hard to establish peace with Israel’s Arab neighbors.

 

Herschell Gordon Lewis, a Pioneer of Gore Cinema, Dies at 90

Herschell Gordon Lewis, a Pioneer of Gore Cinema, Dies at 90

Mr. Lewis set the bar for low-budget horror in movies like “Blood Feast” that went on to inspire filmmakers like Wes Craven and Quentin Tarantino.

 

Charles L. Schultze, 91, Dies; Advised Presidents on Economic Policy

Charles L. Schultze, 91, Dies; Advised Presidents on Economic Policy

Mr. Schultze spent most of his career working on national economic and fiscal policy, as a government economic adviser, university professor and research fellow.

 

Peter L. Gerety, Oldest Archbishop Who Preached Social Justice, Dies at 104

Peter L. Gerety, Oldest Archbishop Who Preached Social Justice, Dies at 104

Archbishop Gerety, who led the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, preached for social justice and sought to give voice to women, the laity and lapsed churchgoers.

 

Joe Browder, a Guardian of the Florida Everglades, Dies at 78

Joe Browder, a Guardian of the Florida Everglades, Dies at 78

Mr. Browder put together an eclectic bloc that prevented the construction of a jetport near Everglades National Park that would have been the world’s largest.

 

Max Mannheimer, a Keeper of Holocaust Memory, Dies at 96

Max Mannheimer, a Keeper of Holocaust Memory, Dies at 96

Mr. Mannheimer visited hundreds of schools and other institutions, advocating democracy and helping ensure that Germany’s World War II horrors were never repeated.

 

Jean Shepard, a Female Country Voice With Muscle and Ambition, Dies at 82

Jean Shepard, a Female Country Voice With Muscle and Ambition, Dies at 82

Ms. Shepard, also an expert yodeler, joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1955, the third woman to do so.

 

Last Word: Arnold Palmer

The golfer Arnold Palmer was one of the most celebrated and charismatic athletes of the 20th century.

 

Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

Palmer, who won seven major titles, captivated fans with his ferocious swing and fearless attitude, helping to inspire an American golf boom.

 

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