OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 5/28/2017

 

Mary Rounsaville

COLUMBUS — Mary Evelyn Rounsaville, 90, died May 25, 2017, at her residence. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Cemetery with Kenny Gardner officiating. Burial followed. Lowndes Funeral Home was in charge of... read more

 

Curtis Collums

Curtis Collums

Curtis Carlyle Collums, age 92, of Columbus, MS, passed away May 26, 2017, at Trinity Personal Care. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr.... read more

 

Loree Christian

COLUMBUS — Loree Butler Christian, 99, died May 25, 2017. Services are at 3 p.m. today at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church with Al Hamm officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation is from... read more

 

Ada Massey

COLUMBUS — Ada Jean McKellar Massey, 88, died May 25, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Duncan officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial... read more

 

Joseph Smith

COLUMBUS — Joseph “Joey” Smith, 40, died May 26, 2017, at his residence. Services will be held at a late date. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Smith was born Apr. 26, 1977,... read more

 

Norman Cormier

COLUMBUS — Norman Cormier died May 27, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Annelle Haskett

COLUMBUS — Annelle C. Haskett, 90, died May 26, 2017, at Trinity Healthcare. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be at... read more

 

Deborah Godney

COLUMBUS — Deborah Godney, 65, died May 27, 2017, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Michael Hubbert

KENNEDY, Ala. — Michael Phillip Hubbert, 53, died May 26, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Hubbert was born Nov. 10, 1963, in Georgia, to Wilma Jean Hubbert and the late Hoyt Hubbert. He was a 1982... read more

 

Jack Schamel

Jack Schamel

Jack Allen Schamel, 87, of Kolola Springs, MS passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital- GT, Columbus, MS. A natural born engineer, mechanic, inventor, entrepreneur, and visionary, there wasn’t much that... read more

 

Douglas Hinson

Douglas Gilbert Hinson, 68, of Columbus, MS passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at his residence. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 29, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel, Columbus, MS... read more

 

Redie Walker

Redie Walker, 95, died May 27, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Frankie Leach Jr.

Frankie Leach Jr.

Published: 5/26/2017

COLUMBUS — Frankie Leach Jr. died May 16, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. at New Baptist Temple. Burial will follow in Sandfield Cemetery. Vistiation is from noon-5 p.m. today... read more

 

 

John Cockrell Jr.

Published: 5/26/2017

MACON — JaQuarious “J.J.” Macon, 10, died May 27, 2017, at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Charity Mission Full Gospel Baptist Church with Bobby... read more

 

 

Jean Massey

Published: 5/26/2017

COLUMBUS — Jean Massey, 88, died May 25, 2017, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Curtis Jefferson

Published: 5/26/2017

CRAWFORD — Curtis Jefferson, 57, died May 19, 2017, in Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brownridge Missionary Baptist Church in Crawford. Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m.... read more

 

 

Tommie Hart

Published: 5/26/2017

CRAWFORD — Tommie James Hart, 78, died May 16, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Crigler Cemetery. Visitation is from... read more

 

 

Kleban Hodges

Published: 5/26/2017

CRAWFORD — Kleban Melvin Hodges, 88, died May 15, 2017, in Columbus. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith United Church Ministries. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery... read more

 

 

Barbara Jordan

Published: 5/26/2017

STARKVILLE — Barbara Jean Blair-Jordan, 62, died May 17, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Sand Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Blair Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

 

Annie Sykes

Published: 5/26/2017

WEST POINT — Annie L. Sykes, 74, died May 20, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark No. 1 Church of God in Christ in Prairie with... read more

 

 

Stella Burgin

Stella Burgin

Published: 5/26/2017

MOBILE, Ala. — Stella L. Burgin, 70, died May 19, 2017, at Providence Covenant Care Hospice. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove MB Church in Columbus with... read more

 

 

Melvin Grant

Melvin Grant

Published: 5/26/2017

MACON — Melvin Juwarka Grant, 42, died May 21, 2017. Services will be at noon Saturday at Noxubee County High School with the Rev. Joseph Stone Jr. officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

W.T. Bush Sr.

W.T. Bush Sr.

Published: 5/26/2017

MACON — W.T. Bush Sr., 87, died May 19, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bigbee Valley CME Church in Macon with Rapheal Terry officiating.... read more

 

 

JaQuarious Macon

JaQuarious Macon

Published: 5/26/2017

MACON — JaQuarious “J.J.” Macon, 10, died May 27, 2017, at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Charity Mission Full Gospel Baptist Church with Bobby... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

John Severson, Surfer Who Illustrated Allure of Waves, Dies at 83

John Severson, Surfer Who Illustrated Allure of Waves, Dies at 83

Mr. Severson founded Surfer magazine in 1962 and created paintings, films and photographs depicting the surfing lifestyle.

 

Gregg Allman, Influential Force Behind the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69

Gregg Allman, Influential Force Behind the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69

The singer, keyboardist and songwriter was a founder of the Allman Brothers Band and a composer of songs like “Whipping Post” and “Midnight Rider.”

 

Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame Pitcher and Blunt-Spoken Senator, Dies at 85

Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame Pitcher and Blunt-Spoken Senator, Dies at 85

After a 17-season career in the major leagues, mostly with the Tigers and the Phillies, Mr. Bunning became a fervently conservative politician in Kentucky.

 

Nora Mae Lyng, Actress at the Heart of ‘Forbidden Broadway,’ Dies at 66

Nora Mae Lyng, Actress at the Heart of ‘Forbidden Broadway,’ Dies at 66

Ms. Lyng not only inspired the show and starred in its original cast; she also invested her comic talent and meager financial resources in it.

 

Jared Martin, Who Played Dusty Farlow on ‘Dallas,’ Dies at 75

Jared Martin, Who Played Dusty Farlow on ‘Dallas,’ Dies at 75

Mr. Martin also appeared in a number of popular television shows, including episodes of “The Love Boat,” “Magnum P.I.” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

 

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

Mr. Brzezinski, who guided Mr. Carter during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, had decades of influence in global affairs.

 

Ronald D. Croatti, Uniform Company Chief and Undercover Boss, Dies at 74

Ronald D. Croatti, Uniform Company Chief and Undercover Boss, Dies at 74

The family business he took over from his father now supplies uniforms to nearly two million people at 300,000 businesses worldwide.

 

Denis Johnson, Who Wrote of the Failed and the Desperate, Dies at 67

Denis Johnson, Who Wrote of the Failed and the Desperate, Dies at 67

Mr. Johnson, the author of “Jesus’ Son,” peopled his novels, stories and poems with drifters, addicts, inmates and spies.

 

An Appraisal: Denis Johnson’s Poetic Visions of a Fallen World

An Appraisal: Denis Johnson’s Poetic Visions of a Fallen World

In this author’s universe, hallucinatory imaginings bleed into daily life, where reality itself can seem like a fevered nightmare.

 

Jerry Perenchio, Entertainment Mogul Who Advised ‘Think Big,’ Dies at 86

Jerry Perenchio, Entertainment Mogul Who Advised ‘Think Big,’ Dies at 86

Mr. Perenchio promoted the first Ali-Frazier fight, produced television shows with Norman Lear and turned Univision into the dominant Hispanic TV network in the United States.

 

Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76

Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76

Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

 

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