OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 8/27/2016

 

Myra Schamel

Myra Schamel

Myra Lois Grant Schamel, 84, of Caledonia, MS passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS. Visitation was held Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 1:30 PM-3:00 PM at Caledonia United Pentecostal... read more

 

Jason Locke

STEENS — Jason “J.J.” Lee Locke, 29, died Aug. 25, 2016, in Vernon, Alabama. Services are at 3:00 p.m. today at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with James Black and Michael Thomas officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Angie Strickland

Angie Strickland

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Angie Strickland, 41, died Aug. 26, 2016, at her residence. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Blaylock and William Kirkman officiating. Visitation was... read more

 

Tom Willcutt

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Tom Evans Willcutt II, 40, died Aug. 26, 2016, at UAB Medical Center. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. at Lone Oak Church of Christ with Dick Sztanyo officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Annie B. Jordan

COLUMBUS — Annie B. Jordan, 86, died Aug. 22, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Southside M.B. Church with Rev. Rayfield Evins officiating. Visitation is from noon-6... read more

 

Nita Brown

Juanita “Nita” Harrison Brown age 91, died August 25, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Anne Russell Bradley... read more

 

Edie Williams

Edie Williams

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 Edith Pierce Williams passed peacefully from the arms of her loving parents... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Lee Kincaid

Lee Kincaid

Published: 8/26/2016

NOXUBEE COUNTY — Lee W. “Turkey” Kincaid, 72, died Aug. 16, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Samuel MB Church in Brooksville with... read more

 

 

Edward Colvin

Edward Colvin

Published: 8/26/2016

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Edward Colvin died Aug. 19, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Chapel of Columbus with Bobby Colvin Sr.... read more

 

 

Yvonne Johnson

Yvonne Johnson

Published: 8/26/2016

COLUMBUS — Yvonne Shelton Johnson died Aug. 23, 2016. Services will be at 2 p.m .Saturday at Hopewell MB Church with Rev. Charles Davidson and Rev. Calvin Peoples officiating. Visitation is... read more

 

 

Stacy Woolbright

Published: 8/26/2016

Breman Stacy Woolbright age 94 died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his residence in Columbus. Services will be held Saturday August 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel... read more

 

 

Juanita Brown

Published: 8/26/2016

COLUMBUS — Juanita Brown, 91, died Aug. 25, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Vera Quinn

Published: 8/26/2016

WEST POINT — Vera Mae Quinn, 68, died Aug. 18, 2016, at Dugan Memorial Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union MB Church in Prairie with the Rev.... read more

 

 

William Dison

Published: 8/26/2016

PICKENSVILLE, Ala. — William G. “Bill” Dison died Aug. 26, 2016, at Druid City Hospital. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Pickensville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in meadow branch... read more

 

 

Edith Williams

Published: 8/26/2016

OXFORD — Edith Pierce “Edie” Williams, died June 21, 2016. A private graveside service will be held in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Edie was born March 5, 2012, to Anna and Patrick... read more

 

 

Gene Rice

Published: 8/26/2016

STARKVILLE —Gene Rice, 59, died Aug. 20, 2016. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel MB Church with Rochester Young officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

 

Patricia Rice

Patricia Rice

Published: 8/26/2016

CRAWFORD — Patricia A. Rice, 48, died Aug. 17, 2016, in Ruleville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Chapel MB Church in Brooksville with James Rice officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Clifton Gibson

Clifton Gibson

Published: 8/26/2016

STARKVILLE — Clifton Gibson, 33, died Aug. 18, 2016. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Longview MB Church with Demario Brown officiating. Burial will follow in 16th... read more

 

 

Carolyn Johnson

Published: 8/25/2016

Carolyn Agnes Johnson, 78 of Columbus, MS passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 5:00... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

John Ellenby, Visionary Who Helped Create Early Laptop, Dies at 75

John Ellenby, Visionary Who Helped Create Early Laptop, Dies at 75

Mr. Ellenby founded Grid Systems, where the Compass was produced. It went on to become a tool for big corporations, government spies, White House officials and astronauts.

 

Jane Thompson, Designer Who Helped Transform Waterfronts, Dies at 89

Jane Thompson, Designer Who Helped Transform Waterfronts, Dies at 89

She joined her husband, Benjamin C. Thompson, in planning festival marketplaces including Faneuil Hall, the South Street Seaport, and Harborplace in Baltimore.

 

Max Ritvo, Poet Who Chronicled His Cancer Fight, Dies at 25

Max Ritvo, Poet Who Chronicled His Cancer Fight, Dies at 25

The writer talked about his work and illness on radio, and had his poetry published in The New Yorker and elsewhere.

 

Josephine Del Deo, Who Fought to Preserve Cape Cod Shoreline, Dies at 90

Josephine Del Deo, Who Fought to Preserve Cape Cod Shoreline, Dies at 90

Ms. Del Deo, a bohemian writer nicknamed the Muse of True History, helped ensure that Provincetown, Mass., would continue to appear much as it did in the days of Thoreau.

 

Jeremiah O’Keefe, Ace in His First World War II Battle, Dies at 93

Jeremiah O’Keefe, Ace in His First World War II Battle, Dies at 93

In his first aerial battle, Mr. O’Keefe downed five Japanese planes over Okinawa; he later entered Mississippi politics as a staunch opponent of segregation.

 

Esther Jungreis, ‘the Jewish Billy Graham,’ Dies at 80

Esther Jungreis, ‘the Jewish Billy Graham,’ Dies at 80

Ms. Jungreis, who founded the outreach organization Hineni, staged rallies with theatrical lighting and musical accompaniment at which she urged secular Jews to embrace their faith.

 

Jay Fishman, Who Led Travelers Safely Through the Financial Crisis, Dies at 63

Jay Fishman, Who Led Travelers Safely Through the Financial Crisis, Dies at 63

He weathered the recession by investing Travelers’ insurance premiums in stable vehicles, like fixed-income securities.

 

Sonia Rykiel: A True Original

Sonia Rykiel: A True Original

“I was so strong in my thinking and my way of seeing fashion,” the designer once said. “I knew exactly what I wanted. I said to myself, ‘I have no limits.’”

 

Rudy Van Gelder, Audio Engineer Who Helped Define Sound of Jazz on Record, Dies at 91

Rudy Van Gelder, Audio Engineer Who Helped Define Sound of Jazz on Record, Dies at 91

The many albums he engineered for Blue Note and other labels in the 1950s and ’60s included acknowledged classics like Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and Miles Davis’s “Walkin.’”

 

Warren Hinckle, 77, Ramparts Editor Who Embraced Gonzo Journalism, Dies

Warren Hinckle, 77, Ramparts Editor Who Embraced Gonzo Journalism, Dies

Mr. Hinckle, the flamboyant editor who made Ramparts magazine a voice for the radical left, championed the work of Hunter S. Thompson.

 

Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ‘Fragile, but Strong,’ Dies at 86

Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ‘Fragile, but Strong,’ Dies at 86

Based in Paris, she made fashions for women, like herself, who were proud of their pregnancies, sophisticated about sex and too busy to fuss over the latest fads.

 

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