OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 8/21/2018

 

Polly Drewery

COLUMBUS — Polly Ann Weaver Drewery, 69, died Aug. 18, 2018, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Victory Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Granville Wiggins officiating.... read more

 

Murline Gibson

ARTESIA — Murline Swartz Gibson, 77, died Aug. 18, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel, College Street location with the Rev. Ben Yarber officiating.... read more

 

John Wright

COLUMBUS — John Adam Wright, 41, died Aug. 19, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Mr. Wright was born July 25, 1977, in ... read more

 

Erma Miller

SUITLAND, Md. — Erma D. Miller, 85, died Aug. 14, 2018. Mrs. Miller was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Steens, to the late Mozelle Branyon Blalock and O.T. Blalock Sr. She was formerly employed as... read more

 

Marshal Carson, Jr.

COLUMBUS — Marshal Carson Jr., 87, died Aug. 20, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Charles Bush

STEENS — Charles Dewey Bush, 65, died Aug. 20, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, College Street location. read more

 

Susan Wells

COLUMBUS — Susan Wells, 43, died Aug. 20, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, Second Avenue North location. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Patricia Colvin

Published: 8/20/2018

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Patricia Marie “Pat” Colvin, 54, died Aug. 16, 2018, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Home Going Celebration services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at... read more

 

 

Homer Swain

Published: 8/19/2018

Homer Franklin Swain, age 79, of Columbus, MS, passed away August 16, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 3:00 PM at Memorial... read more

 

 

Eunice Foster

Published: 8/19/2018

ABERDEEN — Eunice Beasley Foster, 103, died Aug. 15, 2018, at her residence. Visitation was Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs.... read more

 

 

Charlie McCarthy Jr.

Published: 8/19/2018

BROOKSVILLE — Charlie McCarthy Jr., 83, died Aug. 9, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services were Saturday at Harrison Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Billy Goodwin officiating. Burial followed at... read more

 

 

Shirley Jones

Published: 8/19/2018

COTTONDALE, Ala. — Shirley A. Jones, 79, died Aug. 16, 2018, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are 2 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will... read more

 

 

Delores Atkins

Published: 8/19/2018

COLUMBUS — Delores McCullough Atkins, 87, died on Aug. 17, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport, Alabama, with Dave May... read more

 

 

Matthew Hutchinson

Published: 8/19/2018

STARKVILLE — Matthew Hutchinson, 20, died Aug. 17, 2018, at his residence. Services are Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Starkville. Burial will be at... read more

 

 

Latoshia Brown

Latoshia Brown

Published: 8/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Latoshia Leann Brown, 39, died Aug. 5, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Hill M.B. Church in Macon with Rene... read more

 

 

Clara Green

Clara Green

Published: 8/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Clara Will Tucker Green, 68, died Aug. 8, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Gate M.B. Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Johnnie Bell

Johnnie Bell

Published: 8/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Johnnie Mae Bell, 89, died Aug. 7, 2018, at Windsor Place. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Christian M.B. Church with the Rev. Steven James officiating.... read more

 

 

Charlie McCarthy, Jr.

Published: 8/17/2018

BROOKSVILLE — Charlie McCarthy Jr., 83, died Aug. 9, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services will be at noon Saturday at Harrison Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Billy Goodwin officiating.... read more

 

 

Harold Long

Harold Long

Published: 8/17/2018

MACON — Deacon Harold Long, 81, died Aug. 11, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. Johnny L. Moore... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Vivian Matalon, Tony-Winning Director, Is Dead at 88

Vivian Matalon, Tony-Winning Director, Is Dead at 88

Best known for a revelatory staging of “Morning’s at Seven,” he also directed Noël Coward in his final West End stage performance.

 

Uri Avnery, Israeli Journalist and Peace Activist, Is Dead at 94

Uri Avnery, Israeli Journalist and Peace Activist, Is Dead at 94

A left-wing thorn in the government’s side, he called for a Palestinian state and challenged the notion of a strictly Jewish nationality.

 

John Calder, British Publisher Who Fought Censorship, Dies at 91

John Calder, British Publisher Who Fought Censorship, Dies at 91

His authors included Samuel Beckett and Henry Miller, and he fought in court to publish “Last Exit to Brooklyn,” which had been ruled obscene.

 

Rita Borsellino, 73, Dies; a Murder Made Her an Anti-Mafia Crusader

Rita Borsellino, 73, Dies; a Murder Made Her an Anti-Mafia Crusader

After her brother, a prosecutor, was killed in a bombing, she campaigned against Cosa Nostra influence in Sicily.

 

Leonard Boswell, Veterans’ Champion in the House, Dies at 84

Leonard Boswell, Veterans’ Champion in the House, Dies at 84

A former career Army officer who saw combat in Vietnam, he sponsored a veterans suicide-prevention act. As a farmer, he focused on agricultural issues.

 

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he projected himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter, despite a series of failures and scandals.

 

David McReynolds, Socialist Activist Who Ran for President, Dies at 88

David McReynolds, Socialist Activist Who Ran for President, Dies at 88

His pacifist work spanned decades and several wars, and he twice ran for the White House as an openly gay man on the Socialist Party USA ticket.

 

John Glines, Who Helped Bring ‘Torch Song’ to Broadway, Dies at 84

John Glines, Who Helped Bring ‘Torch Song’ to Broadway, Dies at 84

Mr. Glines was a producer who was committed to plays with gay themes and instrumental in bringing them into the mainstream.

 

Miriam Nelson, 98, Golden Age Dancer and Choreographer, Dies

Miriam Nelson, 98, Golden Age Dancer and Choreographer, Dies

A Broadway hoofer who went to Hollywood to tutor William Holden, Kim Novak, Ingrid Bergman, Jerry Lewis, Tuesday Weld and Jane Fonda, to name a few.

 

Kofi Annan: 1938-2018

Kofi Annan: 1938-2018

Mr. Annan led the United Nations through a decade of turmoil that challenged the sprawling body and redefined its place in a changing world.

 

David Rothenberg, Whose Father Set Him on Fire in 1983, Dies at 42

David Rothenberg, Whose Father Set Him on Fire in 1983, Dies at 42

Encouraged by Michael Jackson, Mr. Rothenberg became an artist known as Dave Dave promoting positivity. His burning was the basis of a TV movie.

 

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