OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 3/28/2017

 

Annie Ponds

ETHELSVILLE, Ala. — Annie Earl Ponds, 91, died March 22, 2017, at Arbor Woods Health and Rehab in Reform, Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ethelsville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the... read more

 

Roy Fowler

SOMERVILLE, TENN. — Roy Daniel Fowler, 73, died March 24, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at peebles West... read more

 

Joyce Latham

CARROLLTON, Ala. — Joyce Hoskins Latham, 67, died at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Bush officiating. Burial will follow in Community Cemetery in... read more

 

Robert Snow Jr.

WEST POINT — Robert Allen Snow Jr., 91, died March 26, 2017, at his daughter’s home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waverly Mansion with the Rev. Anne Harris officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

William Goodson

CLARKSDALE — William E. Goodson, 65, died March 26, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at noon Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home with Wayne Mathis officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Hamilton.... read more

 

James Bedenbaugh

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. — James Albert Bedenbaugh, 86, died March 26, 2017. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Welch Funeral Home. Mr. Bedenbaugh was born Aug. 24, 1930, tot he late Poston... read more

 

Randolph Lipscomb

COLUMBUS — Joseph Randolph Lipscomb, 71, died March 26, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tony Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will... read more

 

Clifton Caldwell Sr.

Clifton Caldwell Sr.

Clifton Russell Caldwell, Sr., 91 passed away, Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral... read more

 

Chris McGuire

MACON — James Christopher "Chris" McGuire died March 20, 2017. Graveside services were held at Oddfellows Cemetery in Macon. Cockrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial services will be held in New Orleans... read more

 

Jackie Ervin

ETHELSVILLE, Ala. — Jackie Ervin, 55, died at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the James & Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel of Lavender's Funeral Service in Aliceville,... read more

 

Johnny Jones Jr.

MACON — Johnny Jones Jr., 72, died March 26, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter's Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

Robert Gardner

COLUMBUS — Robert Lee Gardner, 74, died March 27, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter's Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Randolph Lipscomb

Published: 3/27/2017

COLUMBUS — Randolph Lipscomb died March 26, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Benny Blanton

Published: 3/27/2017

VERNON, Ala. — Benny Max Blanton, 82, died March 25, 2017, at Generations of Vernon. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie... read more

 

 

Edith Taylor

Edith Taylor

Published: 3/25/2017

Edith McCullough Taylor age 93, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her residence in Steens. Services were held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with... read more

 

 

Clifton Caldwell Sr.

Published: 3/25/2017

COLUMBUS — Clifton Russell Caldwell, Sr., 91, died Mar. 23, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Sammy Crawford officiating. ... read more

 

 

Glen Savage

Published: 3/25/2017

HAMILTON — Glen Edward Savage, 56, died Mar. 24, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Tony Rooks officiating.... read more

 

 

Armetter Rankins

Published: 3/25/2017

DeKALB — Armetter Rankins, 82, died Mar. 24, 2014, at Jeff Anderson Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Shirley Gibson

Published: 3/25/2017

COLUMBUS — Shirley Jean Gibson, 66, died Mar. 23, 2017, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope M.B. Church with Rev. Jimmy... read more

 

 

Paul Allman, Sr.

Published: 3/25/2017

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Paul Allman, Sr., 70, died Mar. 21, 2017, at his residence. Services were at noon Saturday at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ with Murry R. Johnson... read more

 

 

Lois Rye

Published: 3/25/2017

ABERDEEN — Lois Cecil Rye, 94, died Mar. 23, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Allen Simpson officiating. ... read more

 

 

Jimmy Malone

Published: 3/25/2017

COLUMBUS — Jimmy Malone, 32, died Mar. 22, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

John Yeager, Jr.

Published: 3/25/2017

HAMILTON — John Fair Yeager, Jr., 86, died Mar. 23, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center in Kosciousko. Services will be at noon Tuesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Phillip... read more

 

 

Lamonica Rupert

Published: 3/25/2017

WEST POINT — Lamonica Denise Rupert, 20, died Mar. 19, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church in West Point with Rev. Elbert Lee... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Ahmed Kathrada, Anti-Apartheid Activist in South Africa, Dies at 87

Ahmed Kathrada, Anti-Apartheid Activist in South Africa, Dies at 87

He spent 26 years in prison, many alongside his close friend Nelson Mandela, for resisting white minority rule.

 

David Storey, British Novelist and Playwright, Dies at 83

David Storey, British Novelist and Playwright, Dies at 83

Mr. Storey’s plays often reflected Britain’s class tensions but resonated with audiences around the world and with people of all backgrounds.

 

Paul Novograd, Who Owned Manhattan’s Last Public Livery, Dies at 73

Paul Novograd, Who Owned Manhattan’s Last Public Livery, Dies at 73

Mr. Novograd reluctantly closed his family’s Claremont Riding Academy in 2007. Opened in 1892, it was billed as the oldest continuously operating stable in New York City.

 

Christina Vella, Author of Sizzling Works of Narrative History, Dies at 75

Christina Vella, Author of Sizzling Works of Narrative History, Dies at 75

The writer recounted the story of the Baroness de Pontalba, a New Orleans-born heiress shot by her French father-in-law in a dowry dispute.

 

Roger Wilkins, Champion of Civil Rights, Dies at 85

Roger Wilkins, Champion of Civil Rights, Dies at 85

Mr. Wilkins waged a decades-long war against racism as a government official, a foundation executive, a journalist, an author and a professor.

 

Robin O’Hara, Producer of Independent Films, Dies at 62

Robin O’Hara, Producer of Independent Films, Dies at 62

Ms. O’Hara got her start as a producer in the mid-1980s at the Kitchen, the experimental performance space in Chelsea.

 

Don Hunstein, Who Photographed Great Musicians, Dies at 88

Don Hunstein, Who Photographed Great Musicians, Dies at 88

As a staff photographer for Columbia Records, Mr. Hunstein shot Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and many others.

 

Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, a Colombian Fashion Star, Dies at 40

Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, a Colombian Fashion Star, Dies at 40

The designer was the charismatic president of one of the largest purveyors of crocodile handbags in the world.

 

Agustina Castro, Sister of Fidel and Raúl, Dies at 78

Agustina del Carmen Castro Ruz, the youngest of seven Castro siblings, never served in the Cuban government and kept a low profile.

 

Postscript: When David Met Brooke: The Ultimate New York Power Couple

Postscript: When David Met Brooke: The Ultimate New York Power Couple

For years, he was the frequent companion of the equally fabled Mrs. Astor. Then, in her final years, he also became her protector in an ugly, tabloid-ready fight with her son.

 

William Keeler, Cardinal Who Championed Sexual Abuse Victims, Dies at 86

William Keeler, Cardinal Who Championed Sexual Abuse Victims, Dies at 86

The former archbishop of Baltimore spoke up for victims of sexual abuse by priests, and is credited with improving Catholic-Jewish relations.

 

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