OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 1/17/2017

 

Bonnie Lewis

COLUMBUS — Bonnie Lee Lewis, 56, died Jan. 13, 2017, at her residence. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lewis was born May 10, 1960, to the late Billy and Gracie Fortner Cope.... read more

 

Shirley Simpson

COLUMBUS — Shirley Dead Simpson, 70, died Jan. 15, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Simpson was born Nov. 23, 1946, to the late Desire and Edna... read more

 

Lois Spruill

TUPELO — Lois Spruill, 81, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Avon Lea Assisted Living in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home in Columbus. read more

 

Samuel Phillips

DeKALB — Samuel Phillips, 74, died Jan. 15, 2017, at Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Gwen Dye

COLUMBUS — Gwen Craig Dye died Jan. 13, 2017. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Meadowview Baptist Church with the Rev. Cary Sutphin officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be two... read more

 

Danella Bean

PALMETTO, Ala. — Danella Duckworth Bean, 89, died Jan. 15, 2017, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Unity Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Alexander and Rev.... read more

 

Patricia Wilson

COLUMBUS — Patricia McCluskey Wilson died Jan. 15, 2017. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Adaton Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will follow services. Mrs. Wilson was born... read more

 

Kathy Johnson

BEAVERTON, Ala. — Kathy Stanford Johnson, 60, died Jan. 13, 2017, in Warrior, Alabama. Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at Sulligent First United Methodist Church with Randy Raper and Steve Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Mary Burns

Mary Virginia Perkins Burns, 80, of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Fairview Baptist... read more

 

Albert Coleman

Albert Lee Coleman, 83, of Jackson, MS passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, at the VA Nursing Home, Jackson, MS. Visitation was Sunday, January 15, 2017, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home,... read more

 

Sue Swain

Sue Swain

Dorothy Sue Swain age 71, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at her residence in Hamilton MS. Services will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Jean Spencer

Published: 1/16/2017

COLUMBUS — Jean Ann Spencer, 63, died Jan. 15, 2017, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Lowndes Funeral Home is... read more

 

 

Mary Burns

Published: 1/16/2017

COLUMBUS — Mary Virginia Burns, 80, died Jan. 15, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Baptist Church with Tommy Gillon and Kevin... read more

 

 

Mary Williams

Published: 1/16/2017

STARKVILLE — Mary Alice Williams, 82, died Jan. 9, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services will be at noon Wednesday at Ebenezer MB Church with the Rev. Durward Minor... read more

 

 

Sue Swain

Published: 1/16/2017

HAMILTON — Dorothy Sue Swain, 71, died Jan. 13, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton Church of God of Prophecy with Billy Stevens officiating.... read more

 

 

Sue Swain

Published: 1/14/2017

HAMILTON — Dorothy Sue Swain, 71, died Jan. 13, 2017, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Jeanette Frazier

Published: 1/14/2017

HAMILTON — Polly Jeanette Dukes Frazier, 73, died Jan. 13, 2017, at her residence. Services are at 2 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Rev. Roger McGrew... read more

 

 

Mary Williams

Published: 1/14/2017

STARKVILLE — Mary Alice Williams, 82, died Jan. 9, 2017, at North MS Medical Center in West Point. Services will be at noon Wednesday at Ebenezer M. B. Church with Rev.... read more

 

 

Roger Brooks

Published: 1/14/2017

WEST POINT — Roger Dale Brooks, 55, died Jan. 13, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Yarber officiating.... read more

 

 

Carl Winders

Published: 1/14/2017

LAKE NONA, Fla. — Carl Edward Winders, 94, died Jan. 14, 2017, at the Veterans Community Living Center in Lake Nona. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial... read more

 

 

William Hill, Sr.

Published: 1/14/2017

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — William H. Hill, Sr., 70, died Jan. 8, 2017, at Noland Hospital. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Old Bethany Primitive Baptist Church with Johnny James Corder... read more

 

 

Sara Wright

Published: 1/14/2017

PICKENSVILLE, Ala. — Sara Frances Wright, 91, passed away. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Pickensville with Rev. Henry L. Williams, Jr. officiating. ... read more

 

 

Ophelia Prowell

Ophelia Prowell

Published: 1/14/2017

COLUMBUS — Ophelia C. Prowell, 71, died Dec. 30, 2016, at Select Specialty Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Carter’s Funeral Service Chapel. Burial followed... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

James S. Ackerman, Author of Enduring Books on Architecture, Dies at 97

James S. Ackerman, Author of Enduring Books on Architecture, Dies at 97

Mr. Ackerman’s passion for architecture was kindled while serving in Italy with the Army. His studies of Michelangelo and Palladio are classics in the field.

 

Lois Dickson Rice, Trailblazing Executive Behind Pell Grants, Dies at 83

Lois Dickson Rice, Trailblazing Executive Behind Pell Grants, Dies at 83

Ms. Rice, who started life as a janitor’s daughter, helped persuade Congress to provide federal subsidies to tens of millions of needy college students.

 

George Beall, Prosecutor Who Brought Down Agnew, Dies at 79

George Beall, Prosecutor Who Brought Down Agnew, Dies at 79

Mr. Beall, as United States attorney for Maryland, led the prosecution on bribery charges of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew that led to Mr. Agnew’s resignation in 1973.

 

Bishop Eddie L. Long, Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Dies at 63

Bishop Eddie L. Long, Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Dies at 63

Bishop Long was known for preaching a “prosperity gospel” that said the faithful would be rewarded with wealth.

 

Nicky Scarfo, Mob Boss Who Plundered Atlantic City in the ’80s, Dies at 87

Nicky Scarfo, Mob Boss Who Plundered Atlantic City in the ’80s, Dies at 87

Mr. Scarfo purged two dozen fellow mobsters during his reign in Philadelphia and South Jersey and milked casino profits in Atlantic City.

 

Eugene Cernan, Last Human to Walk on Moon, Dies at 82

Eugene Cernan, Last Human to Walk on Moon, Dies at 82

A ferocious competitor, Mr. Cernan rocketed into space three times, went to the moon twice and shattered aerospace records on the Earth and the moon.

 

Among Deaths in 2016, a Heavy Toll in Pop Music

Among Deaths in 2016, a Heavy Toll in Pop Music

The deaths of David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen drew considerable attention in a year that also claimed Muhammad Ali and Fidel Castro.

 

Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87

Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87

The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.

 

Dick Gautier, Who Played a Rock Star in ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Is Dead

Dick Gautier, Who Played a Rock Star in ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Is Dead

The comic actor, who was also known for his role as a robot on the TV show “Get Smart,” was 85.

 

Kevin Starr, Prolific Chronicler of California’s History, Dies at 76

Kevin Starr, Prolific Chronicler of California’s History, Dies at 76

In an eight-part opus about his home state, Mr. Starr showed how “the California of fact and the California of imagination shape and reshape each other.”

 

Jimmy Snuka, Ex-Pro Wrestler Known as Superfly, Dies at 73

Jimmy Snuka, Ex-Pro Wrestler Known as Superfly, Dies at 73

An acrobatic performer in the ring, he was charged with murder late in life, but the case was thrown out shortly before his death because he was declared mentally unfit.

 

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