OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/17/2019

 

Shirley Jones

Shirley Ann Wade Jones, age 89, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 14, 2019, at Trinity Healthcare. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, 2nd... read more

 

Reginald Rowe

Reginald Rowe

Reginald Rowe, 55, of Columbus, MS, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living, Ellisville, AL. Mr. Rowe was born November 2, 1963, in Joanna, South Carolina, to the late Terry Rowe... read more

 

Mary Rackley

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — Mary Sarah Ball Rackley, 99, died on Feb. 14, 2019, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Visitation is Monday from 4-6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Welch Funeral Home is in... read more

 

Elizabeth Miller

COLUMBUS — Elizabeth “Betty” Dennis Egger Miller, 82, died Feb. 15, 2019. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Monday at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus with the Rev. Curtis Bray and the Rev. Andy Tentoni officiating. Visitation... read more

 

Edd Bonman

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Edd Christopher Bonman, 50, died Feb. 11, 2019, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Otts Funeral Home with the Rev. Andre Evans officiating.... read more

 

Ruby Flack

COLUMBUS — Ruby Christine Flack, 56, died Feb. 15, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

Odus Hester Jr.

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Odus Hester Jr., 67, died Feb. 11, 2019, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Services were Saturday at the chapel of Otts Funeral Home with James Godsey and Gary Hawkins officiating. Burial... read more

 

Billie Jackson

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Billie Ruth Gary Jackson, 85, died Feb. 14, 2019. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Sturgis Baptist church with the Rev. Russell Mord officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2:30 p.m. prior... read more

 

Harland Perkins

REFORM, Ala. — Harland Eugene Perkins, 76, died Feb. 14, 2019, at his residence. Services were at noon Saturday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with Leonard Hill and Melvin Mordecai officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty... read more

 

Lavert Stokes

REFORM, Ala. — Lavert Stokes, 92, died Feb. 15, 2019, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Arbor Springs Baptist Church with Jeff Long and Larry Shelton officiating. Burial... read more

 

James Brown

WEST POINT — James Willie Brown, 63, died Feb. 11, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Progress Street Church of God with Joe Brown officiating. Burial will follow at West... read more

 

Aubrey Red

ABERDEEN — Aubrey Lavern Red, 70, died Feb. 14, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Earl Fowlkes and Bobby Price officiating. Visitation will be... read more

 

Leon Smith

COLUMBUS — Leon Smith, 69, died Feb. 15, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Rachel Stinson

Rachel Stinson

Published: 2/15/2019

HARTFORD, Conn. — Rachel Payne Stinson, 79, died Feb. 7, 2019, at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southside M.B. Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Johnny Wright

Johnny Wright

Published: 2/15/2019

Johnny “Pooh Bear” Wright, 59, of Steens, MS, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, at his residence. A memorial service will be Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Woodland... read more

 

 

Joe Henley

Joe Henley

Published: 2/15/2019

BROOKSVILLE — Joe Tyson Henley, 60, died Feb. 9, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Avery M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Henley Family... read more

 

 

Robert Cox

Robert Cox

Published: 2/15/2019

WEST POINT — Robert Cox Sr., 64, died Feb. 12, 2019, in West Point. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Star M.B. Church with the Rev. Eric Ratliff... read more

 

 

Bessie Tate

Bessie Tate

Published: 2/15/2019

COLUMBUS — Bessie Grant Tate died Feb. 13, 2019. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. James U.M. Church with the Rev. Paul Lockett officiating. Visitation will be from... read more

 

 

Ray Millard

Published: 2/15/2019

WEST POINT — Raymond “Ray” Godfrey Millard III, 71, died Feb. 12, 2019. Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Darian Duckworth and the... read more

 

 

Zebedee Hinton

Published: 2/15/2019

GRAYSON, Ga. — SFC. Zebedee Roosevelt Hinton died Feb. 10, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 23, 2019, at Macedonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Ronnie Cockrell

Ronnie Cockrell

Published: 2/15/2019

MACON — Ronnie Cockrell, 50, died Feb. 3, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Carmel M.B. Church with the Rev. Jack Vaughn officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Ronnie Roebuck

Published: 2/15/2019

ABERDEEN — Ronnie Ray Roebuck, 73, died Feb. 13, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Earl Fowlkes and... read more

 

 

Gary Calmes

Published: 2/15/2019

CRAWFORD — Gary Scott Calmes, 59, died Feb. 9, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brownridge M.B. Church with the Rev. Fredrick Harrison officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Rosa Trimuel

Published: 2/15/2019

COLUMBUS — Rosa M. Trimuel, 87, died Feb. 13, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Century Hairston Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Willie Calhoun, Jr.

Published: 2/15/2019

WEST POINT — Willie C. Calhoun Jr., 65, died Feb. 6, 2019, in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Lee Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85

She shared the qualities of wealth, social status and ambition with her older sister, but she struggled to achieve professional recognition.

 

Patrick Caddell, Self-Taught Pollster Who Helped Carter to White House, Dies at 68

Patrick Caddell, Self-Taught Pollster Who Helped Carter to White House, Dies at 68

Decades after aiding the Democratic presidential campaigns of George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, Patrick Caddell began to advise conservatives including Stephen Bannon.

 

Gene Littler, Golfer With a Gorgeous Swing, Dies at 88

Gene Littler, Golfer With a Gorgeous Swing, Dies at 88

Littler won 29 tournaments on the PGA Tour, including the United States Open in 1961. He was unassuming in an era dominated by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

 

Sharon Mattes, 48, Dies; Central Figure in a Gay Custody Case

Sharon Mattes, 48, Dies; Central Figure in a Gay Custody Case

When she entered into a same-sex relationship, her mother sued for custody of her young son, and won.

 

Bruno Ganz, Who Played an Angel and Hitler, Is Dead at 77

Bruno Ganz, Who Played an Angel and Hitler, Is Dead at 77

“Wings of Desire” and “Downfall” were among the highlights of Mr. Ganz’s long film career, which he spent mostly in Europe.

 

Patricia Nell Warren, Novelist of Gay Romance, Dies at 82

Patricia Nell Warren, Novelist of Gay Romance, Dies at 82

Ms. Warren’s 1974 book, “The Front Runner,” portrayed a positive, open relationship between two men and sold millions of copies.

 

Li Rui, a Mao Confidant Who Turned Party Critic, Dies at 101

Li Rui, a Mao Confidant Who Turned Party Critic, Dies at 101

Once one of Mao Zedong’s personal secretaries, Mr. Li became a revisionist historian and a standard-bearer for liberal values in China.

 

Donald Smith, Who Produced ‘The Silent Scream,’ Dies at 94

Donald Smith, Who Produced ‘The Silent Scream,’ Dies at 94

His controversial anti-abortion documentary, professing to show a fetus expressing pain, became a formidable weapon for abortion opponents.

 

Betty Ballantine, Who Helped Introduce Paperbacks, Dies at 99

Betty Ballantine, Who Helped Introduce Paperbacks, Dies at 99

As a publishing team, she and her husband, Ian, set out in 1939 “to change the reading habits of America,” and to a large extent they did.

 

Luis M. Neco, 87, Dies; Barrier-Breaking Puerto Rican Police Official

Luis M. Neco, 87, Dies; Barrier-Breaking Puerto Rican Police Official

He became the highest-ranking official of his heritage that the New York City police had ever appointed when he was named a deputy commissioner.

 

Jack Taylor, Scourge of the Wrecking Ball in Manhattan, Dies at 93

Jack Taylor, Scourge of the Wrecking Ball in Manhattan, Dies at 93

An amateur landmark preservationist, his legacy includes the Ladies’ Mile Shopping District and Tammany Hall. But there were also defeats.

 

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