OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 9/1/2015
COLUMBUS — Charlie Will Evans, 74, died Aug. 30, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Century Hairston Funeral Home of Columbus with the Rev. Dorothy Hearn officiating. Visitation is... read more
AMORY — Kirk Gray, 85, died on Aug. 30, 2015, at his residence. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with the Revs. Mac Phillips and Rodney Waycaster officiating. Burial... read more
God sent an angel to Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS on Saturday, August 29, 2015 to usher Jane McLelland Kalinowski into glory where she received a golden crown from her Savior. Her earthly arrangements were... read more
STARKVILLE — Tarissa Clark, 34, died Aug. 26, 2015, in Starkville. Services are today at 2 p.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Starkville with the Rev. Lee Brand Jr. officiating.... read more
MERIDIAN — Jane McLelland Kalinowski, 65, died Aug. 29, 2015, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. Services are Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Gunter and Peel Funeral... read more
CUMMING, Ga. — Hazel Smith, 93, died Aug. 30, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more
STARKVILLE— William Louis “Bill” Tatum, 81, died Aug. 29, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Services are Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Welch Funeral Home in Starkville with... read more
CRAWFORD — Willie Mae Pope, 66, died Aug. 30, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carters of Macon. read more
WEST POINT — Graham Walker “Buddy” Hamlin Sr., 70, died Aug. 28, 2015, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home with... read more
GATTMAN — Virginia Wise, 83, died Aug. 28, 2015, at her residence. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Otts Funeral Home with Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant... read more
COLUMBUS — Burton Junior Sparks, 65, died Aug. 20, 2015, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Services were Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Canaan MB Church with the Rev. David Johnson Jr.... read more
Robert Martin “Bunky” Williams, 83, of Columbus, MS passed away Tuesday, August, 25, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Friday, August 28, 2015 from 11am-1pm at Fairview... read more
COLUMBUS — Ollie Dora Sr., 75, died Aug. 18, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Harrison Groove MB Church with Billy Goodwin... read more
COLUMBUS — Burton “Junior” Sparks, 65, died Aug. 20, 2015, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Canaan MB Baptist Church with David Johnson officiating. Burial... read more
COLUMBUS — Ricky Earl “Rick Rick” Hall, 54, died Aug. 20, 2015, at his residence. Services are Saturday at noon Century Hairston Funeral Home Chapel with James Long officiating. Burial will... read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Noah Davis, 32, Artist and Founder of Underground Museum in Los Angeles, Dies
Mr. Davis founded the Underground Museum, which provides free art shows in a working-class neighborhood, in Los Angeles.
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a Pivotal Figure at the Selma March, Dies at 104
Images of Mrs. Boynton Robinson being left for dead by the police during the march in 1965 were seen worldwide and played a part in winning popular support for the Voting Rights Act.
Wes Craven, Whose Slasher Films Terrified Millions, Dies at 76
Mr. Craven, a proponent of the slasher genre, was best known for creating Freddy Krueger of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” fame and the “Scream” franchise.
Nikolaus Lehnhoff, German Opera Director, Dies at 76
Mr. Lehnhoff staged “Salome” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Wagner’s “Ring” cycle in San Francisco in the 1980s, but was best known for his productions in Europe.
Blondell Cummings, Dancer of Life’s Everyday Details, Dies at 70
Ms. Cummings danced on prominent stages and created works that embraced multiple disciplines.
Video Shows Suspect in San Antonio Shooting Had Hands Raised When Shot
The fatal shooting of a Texas man by sheriff’s deputies in San Antonio last week was captured on video that appears to show he had his hands up when the officers fired.
James L. Flanagan, Who Helped Make Computers Talk, Dies at 89
Mr. Flanagan’s groundbreaking acoustics research paved the way for digital speech, whether welcomed or not.
Wayne W. Dyer, Prolific Author of Self-Help Books, Dies at 75
Dr. Dyer, author of the best-selling “Your Erroneous Zones” and more than two dozen books, was a popular lecturer and talk-show guest.
244 Immigrants With Criminal Records Face Deportation in California
Federal authorities arrested 244 unauthorized immigrants who had previously been convicted of crimes, including violent felonies and sexual abuse.
Nelson Shanks, Who Painted the Prominent, Dies at 77
Mr. Shanks, known for his portraits of political leaders and figures in the arts, this year revealed that he had included a visual reference to the Monica Lewinsky affair in a portrait of Bill Clinton.
Marvin Mandel, Progressive Maryland Governor Convicted of Fraud, Dies at 95
Mr. Mandel’s record of modernizing Maryland’s state government was overshadowed by a racetrack scandal and a messy divorce.
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