OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/18/2018

 

Alexander Norman

Alexander Norman, 58, of Mobile, Alabama died February 7, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. Alexander was born in Columbus, MS on February 14, 1959 to the late Lela Norman. He was a graduate of S.D. Lee High... read more

 

Beverly McIntyre

Beverly McIntyre

Beverly Ann Holmes McIntyre, 67, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, 2nd Avenue North. Rosary will be said... read more

 

Sydney L. Thweatt Jr.

Sydney L. Thweatt, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Syd L. Thweatt, Sr. and Mary Sue Goolsby Thweatt. He... read more

 

Bob Oaks

Willie Ray “Bob” Oaks, age 75, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 13, 2018, at Windsor Place. A memorial service will be Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel 2nd... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Jesse Campbell, Jr.

Published: 2/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Jesse W. Campbell, Jr. 86, died Feb. 15, 2018, at Aurora Health and Rehab Center. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with... read more

 

 

Charles Hardy

Published: 2/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Charles C. Hardy, 69, died Feb. 17, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, College St. location. read more

 

 

Lillie Chestnut

Published: 2/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Lillie Chestnut died Feb. 16, 2018, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Eddie Hughes

Published: 2/17/2018

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — Eddie Lee Hughes, 74, died Feb. 16, 2018, at Piedmont Henry County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Carolyn Dewberry

Published: 2/17/2018

MABEN — Carolyn Jewel Wilson Dewberry, 79, died Feb. 16, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Mathiston with Rev. Wade Stevens... read more

 

 

Mattie Cantrell

Published: 2/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Mattie Sue McCrory Cantrell, 94, died Feb. 16, 2018, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. A Celebration of Life service will be at 3 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle... read more

 

 

Jerry Hicks

Jerry Hicks

Published: 2/16/2018

Jerry Hicks, 58, died Feb. 7, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be today from noon-5 p.m. at... read more

 

 

James Jackson Jr.

James Jackson Jr.

Published: 2/16/2018

James Jackson Jr. passed away. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Missionary Union Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon-5 p.m. at... read more

 

 

Dorothy Wright

Published: 2/16/2018

SHUQUALAK — Dorothy Wright, 79, died Feb. 4, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Running Water Baptist Church of Shuqualak with Tyrone Ellis officiating.... read more

 

 

Minnie Holeman

Minnie Holeman

Published: 2/16/2018

MACON — Minnie B. Holeman, 84, died Feb. 10, 2018. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church of Macon with the Rev. Demetric Darden officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Robert Young Sr.

Published: 2/16/2018

REFORM, Ala. — Robert Arvel Young Sr., 67, died Feb. 14, 2018, at his residence. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David... read more

 

 

John Farley

Published: 2/16/2018

CALEDONIA — John Billy Farley, 74, died Feb. 15, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Lowndes... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Jim Bridwell, Mountaineering Maverick, Is Dead at 73

Jim Bridwell, Mountaineering Maverick, Is Dead at 73

With a go-for-broke style, Mr. Bridwell conquered countless peaks, many in Yosemite, where he led the 1970s climbers known as the Stonemasters.

 

Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89

Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89

Mr. Bennett, the author of “Before the Mayflower” and other books, was also a top editor at Ebony magazine for decades.

 

André Harvey, Sculptor of the Natural World, Is Dead at 76

André Harvey, Sculptor of the Natural World, Is Dead at 76

Mr. Harvey was renowned for his intricately detailed, realistic bronze representations of pigs, frogs, turtles and even the occasional human.

 

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

Her multiple births set a record in 1985, and they led to a medical ordeal, early deaths, a lawsuit and a flood of media attention.

 

Kenneth Haigh, 86, ‘Angry Young Man’ of British Stage, Dies

Kenneth Haigh, 86, ‘Angry Young Man’ of British Stage, Dies

A coal miner’s son, he had a long theater, film and TV career, but he was best known as the rebellious antihero in John Osborne’s “Look Back in Anger.”

 

Don Carter, 84, Who Brought the N.B.A. to Dallas, Is Dead

Don Carter, 84, Who Brought the N.B.A. to Dallas, Is Dead

Mr. Carter and a partner founded the Mavericks in 1980 and built the team into a model franchise that quickly became a contender.

 

Ruud Lubbers, Former Dutch Prime Minister, Is Dead at 78

Ruud Lubbers, Former Dutch Prime Minister, Is Dead at 78

As his country’s longest-serving leader, he helped revive the economy and pave the way for the European Union. But his later career was marred by scandal.

 

Ruth Ann Koesun, Versatile Ballet Theater Dancer, Dies at 89

Ruth Ann Koesun, Versatile Ballet Theater Dancer, Dies at 89

Ms. Koesun epitomized the company’s early eclectic profile as a lyrical Romantic ballerina who could also surprise with dramatic ferocity.

 

Tom Rapp, the Voice of Pearls Before Swine, Is Dead at 70

Tom Rapp, the Voice of Pearls Before Swine, Is Dead at 70

His band became a favorite in the underground-music scene of the 1960s and early ’70s. Then came a career as a civil rights lawyer.

 

Tito Francona, a Former Baseball All-Star, Dies at 84

Tito Francona, a Former Baseball All-Star, Dies at 84

He played for 15 seasons in the major leagues, including six in Cleveland, where his son, Terry, is now the Indians’ manager.

 

Morgan Tsvangirai, Longtime Foe of Mugabe in Zimbabwe, Dies at 65

Morgan Tsvangirai, Longtime Foe of Mugabe in Zimbabwe, Dies at 65

A former labor leader and prime minister, he seemed on the cusp of defeating Mr. Mugabe in 2008, only to be subjected to bloody intimidation.

 

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