OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 12/18/2018

 

Robert Guin

COLUMBUS — Robert “Ronnie” Guin, 66, died Dec. 17, 2018, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be at noon Thursday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Egger Cemetery. Visitation will be... read more

 

Bettie Henry-Wilson

COLUMBUS — Bettie Ruth Henry-Wilson, 70, died Dec. 16, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Home Going Celebration services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Millport with the Rev. Major... read more

 

Bill Wilkins

BROOSKVILLE — Bill Wilkins died Dec. 17, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cockrell Funeral Home. read more

 

Timothy Davis

COLUMBUS — Timothy Allen Davis, 66, died Dec. 18, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Martha Dinnen

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Martha June Joseph Dinnen, 94, died Dec. 16, 2018, at Generations of Vernon in Vernon, Alabama. Services and burial will be held at a later date in Forest Hills Memorial Park in... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Helen Mae Logan

Helen Mae Logan

Published: 12/17/2018

Helen Mae Logan, 94, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018, at her home in Columbus, MS. Visitation was Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Lowndes... read more

 

 

Hilda Deese

Published: 12/17/2018

FAYETTE, Ala. — Hilda Marie Landry Deese, 51, died Dec. 14, 2018, in Vernon, Alabama. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Beckon officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

David Hartmann

Published: 12/17/2018

COLUMBUS — David J. Hartmann, 52, died Dec. 16, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Gene Fowler

Published: 12/17/2018

WEST POINT — Gene Fowler, 79, died Dec. 14, 2018, in Birmingham, Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Towery and the... read more

 

 

Annie Tate

Published: 12/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Annie L. Tate, 87, died Dec. 17, 2018, at Trinity Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, Second Avenue North... read more

 

 

Donna Neal

Published: 12/17/2018

AMORY — Donna Ann Pope Neal, 58, died Dec. 15, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be Wednesday at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with R.D. Cline officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Andrew Ferguson

Published: 12/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Andrew Ferguson, 62, died Dec. 16, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Leslie Strait

Published: 12/15/2018

COLUMBUS — Leslie David Strait, 66, died Dec. 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in East Memphis, Tennessee. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Piney Grove U.M. Church... read more

 

 

Martha Duncan

Martha Duncan

Published: 12/15/2018

COLUMBUS — Martha Lillian Duncan, 84, died Dec. 14, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home Chapel, Second Avenue North location... read more

 

 

Oleta Young

Published: 12/15/2018

COLUMBUS — Oleta Young, 55, died Dec. 15, 2018, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

 

Annie Williams

Published: 12/15/2018

COLUMBUS — Annie Jean Williams, 62, died Dec. 13, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

 

Kemetha Richardson

Published: 12/15/2018

COLUMBUS — Kemetha D. Richardson, 59, died Dec. 14, 2018, at the Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Penny Marshall, TV Sitcom Star and Hollywood Director, Dies at 75

Penny Marshall, TV Sitcom Star and Hollywood Director, Dies at 75

Ms. Marshall made a mark in “Laverne & Shirley” and went on to direct “Big,” “Awakenings” and “A League of Their Own.”

 

Lee Leonard, TV Sports Show Host Who Ushered in ESPN, Dies at 89

Lee Leonard, TV Sports Show Host Who Ushered in ESPN, Dies at 89

A former disc jockey, Mr. Leonard brought a sophisticated style to hosting TV sports programs in New York (“Sports Extra”) and on ESPN and CNN.

 

Oribe Canales, Celebrity Hairdresser to Celebrities, Dies at 62

Oribe Canales, Celebrity Hairdresser to Celebrities, Dies at 62

Known simply as Oribe, he helped define an ’80s and ’90s era of big hair, outsize glamour and downtown fun.

 

Colin Kroll, 34, HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder, Is Found Dead

Colin Kroll, 34, HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder, Is Found Dead

The cause was apparently a drug overdose, the police in New York said. Mr. Kroll’s HQ Trivia app was a sensation when it debuted in 2017.

 

Meng Lang, Poet Who Promoted Dissident Writers, Dies at 57

Meng Lang, Poet Who Promoted Dissident Writers, Dies at 57

Mr. Meng co-founded the Independent Chinese PEN Center, a nonprofit organization formed in 2011 to promote freedom of expression and publication.

 

Irwin Hollander, 90, Master Lithographer Who Revived Fine Art, Dies

Irwin Hollander, 90, Master Lithographer Who Revived Fine Art, Dies

Mr. Hollander persuaded Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and other Abstract Expressionists to try their hands at lithography at his Manhattan workshop. Their proofs became some of his best work.

 

Nancy Wilson, Singer Who Bridged Jazz and Pop, Is Dead at 81

Nancy Wilson, Singer Who Bridged Jazz and Pop, Is Dead at 81

A three-time Grammy winner, Ms. Wilson liked to turn songs into stories, telling them through jazz ballads, Broadway show tunes and R&B torch songs.

 

Fred Greenstein, 88, Dies; Political ‘Psychologist’ Assessed Presidents

Fred Greenstein, 88, Dies; Political ‘Psychologist’ Assessed Presidents

He identified six qualities in evaluating performance in the Oval Office. (No. 1: emotional intelligence.) And as a scholar of Eisenhower, he liked Ike.

 

John Gibbons Dies at 94; Argued for Rights for Guantánamo Detainees

John Gibbons Dies at 94; Argued for Rights for Guantánamo Detainees

As a lawyer, he put his faith in equal access to the courts for all, including rioters in Newark in the 1960s; he also served as a federal appellate judge.

 

Joan Steinbrenner, 83, Yankees Vice-Chairwoman and Owner’s Widow, Dies

Joan Steinbrenner, 83, Yankees Vice-Chairwoman and Owner’s Widow, Dies

She held a front-office title and had an active philanthropic career. Her four children with George Steinbrenner are now general partners of the team.

 

Andrew Frierson, Pioneering Black Opera Singer, Dies at 94

A bass-baritone, he made his professional debut with the New York City Opera and later encouraged other black opera singers, especially men.

 

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