OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 5/26/2018

 

Mary Frances Brown

Mary Frances Brown

Mary Frances Aldridge Brown, age 90, of Caledonia, MS, passed away May 25, 2018, at her residence. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 2:00 PM at New Salem Baptist Church, 7086 Wolf... read more

 

Robert M. Starr

CALEDONIA — Robert Starr, 92, died May 25, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in West Point. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery... read more

 

Louise Munson

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Louise Munson, 96, died May 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

Bettye West

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Bettye “Jane” Wilson West, 75, died May 17, 2018, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hamilton United Methodist Church with Roger McGrew officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Jimmy Odom

Jimmy Odom

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Jimmy Fred Odom, 67, died May 12, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham . A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel, Sulligent, AL. Mr. Odom... read more

 

Kenneth Cook

STARKVILLE — Kenneth Cook, 84, died May 26, 2018. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Welch Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Mr. Cook was... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Malinda Windham

Malinda Windham

Published: 5/25/2018

NOXUBEE — Malinda Windham, 89, died May 16, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at noon Saturday at Millers Chapel M.B. Church in Macon with Rev. Nathaniel Houston, Sr. officiating.... read more

 

 

Johnnie Sanders

Johnnie Sanders

Published: 5/25/2018

COLUMBUS — Johnnie Sanders, 86, died May 22, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Word Church International in Crawford with Rev. Bobby Sanders officiating.... read more

 

 

Clifton Halfacre, Sr.

Published: 5/25/2018

STARKVILLE — Rev. Clifton James Halfacre, Sr., 55, died May 14, 2018, in York, Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Zion U.M. Church in Starkville. Interment will... read more

 

 

Jeffrey Sherrod

Published: 5/25/2018

FLORENCE, Ala. — Jeffrey Sherrod, 44, died May 23, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

 

Lawrence Brown

Published: 5/25/2018

COLUMBUS — Lawrence Ellis Brown, 84, died May 21, 2018, in Columbus. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sixth Avenue M.B. Church with Rev. W.C. Tally officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Jack Long, Jr.

Published: 5/25/2018

TEXARKANA, Ark. — Jack Clark Long, Jr. 68, died May 23, 2018, in Texarkana, Arkansas. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Millwee Cemetery near Horatio, Arkansas with Larry... read more

 

 

Wanda Adams

Published: 5/25/2018

SHUQUALAK — Wanda Adams, 70, died May 23, 2018, at Noxubee County Nursing Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Butler Pentecostal Church with Ronnie Cartwright, Gerald Butler and... read more

 

 

Johnny McLean

Published: 5/25/2018

STARKVILLE — Johnny Lee McLean, 70, died May 23, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Welch Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Hope Baptist... read more

 

 

Vivian Benefiel

Published: 5/25/2018

HAMILTON — Vivian Irene Berry Benefiel, 89, died May 23, 2018 in Hamilton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Ricky Kendricks officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Mary Brown

Published: 5/25/2018

CALEDONIA — Mary Brown, 90, died May 25, 2018, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, College Street location. read more

 

 

Robert Butler

Published: 5/24/2018

Robert Linwood Butler, age 86, of Columbus, MS, passed away May 22, 2018, at his residence. Funeral services will be Friday, May 25, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel... read more

 

 

Jimmy Dickerson

Published: 5/24/2018

STARKVILLE — Minister Jimmy Dickerson, 86, died May 20, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Pheba. Interment will follow in... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Alan Bean, 4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Alan Bean, 4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

After leaving NASA, Mr. Bean, a former Navy test pilot, became a full-time artist, creating images of space exploration.

 

Herman D. Farrell Jr., of Harlem’s Political Old Guard, Dies at 86

Herman D. Farrell Jr., of Harlem’s Political Old Guard, Dies at 86

A longtime Democratic assemblyman, Mr. Farrell was a trusted, gentlemanly party leader in New York and once ran for mayor.

 

Michael Goldstein, Publicist Who Started SoHo Weekly News, Dies at 79

Michael Goldstein, Publicist Who Started SoHo Weekly News, Dies at 79

After representing Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone and other music stars, he challenged The Village Voice, covering Lower Manhattan in a grittier era.

 

Angelo Falcón, Advocate for Latinos in New York, Dies at 66

Angelo Falcón, Advocate for Latinos in New York, Dies at 66

The outspoken Mr. Falcón was the founder of a one-man research operation that wielded hard data to argue for greater public commitment to Hispanics’ needs.

 

Glenn Snoddy, 96, Accidental Inventor of the Fuzz Tone, Dies

Glenn Snoddy, 96, Accidental Inventor of the Fuzz Tone, Dies

A Nashville recording engineer, he earned a place in music history when a studio malfunction created an influential guitar sound.

 

Bill Mallory, Coach Who Lifted Indiana Football, Is Dead at 82

Bill Mallory, Coach Who Lifted Indiana Football, Is Dead at 82

The blunt-spoken Mallory led Colorado to the Orange Bowl, found success at Miami of Ohio and Northern Illinois, and took Indiana to six bowl games.

 

Laszlo Tabori, Celebrated Hungarian Runner Who Bolted to U.S., Dies at 86

Laszlo Tabori, Celebrated Hungarian Runner Who Bolted to U.S., Dies at 86

Tabori became the third man to run the mile in under four minutes before defecting from his native Hungary to the United States.

 

Dave Garcia, M.L.B. Manager and Minor League Mainstay, Dies at 97

Dave Garcia, M.L.B. Manager and Minor League Mainstay, Dies at 97

Garcia played more than 14 seasons in the minors and hung on as a coach, manager and sage in the majors, doggedly loyal to baseball to the end.

 

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

Mr. Roth won almost all the major literary awards and published an exceptional sequence of historical novels in his 60s, an age when many writers are winding down.

 

Faith Whittlesey, Conservative Voice and Reagan Aide, Dies at 79

Faith Whittlesey, Conservative Voice and Reagan Aide, Dies at 79

The only woman on the president’s senior staff, she courted the religious right in helping to build a Reagan coalition and alienated feminists.

 

Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz and Their Mutual Friend

Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz and Their Mutual Friend

In 1988, Mr. Kravitz moved one floor below Michael Goldstein’s apartment in SoHo. Soon, the former music publicist, who had worked closely with Jimi Hendrix, would become a mentor and father figure to Mr. Kravitz.

 

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