OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 12/6/2016

 

Patsy McGahey

A longtime resident of Columbus, Patsy McDade McGahey died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at her home. Born on December 17, 1927, in Jackson, Mississippi to James Barney McDade and Addie O’Neal McDade, Patsy spent her young... read more

 

Gilbert Spencer Jr.

Gilbert Spencer Jr.

Dr. Gilbert O. Spencer, Jr, age 81, died Friday, Dec. 2, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. He was born August 21, 1935, to Gilbert O. and Mary Kate Phillips Spencer in Jeff, AL, and was a... read more

 

Marcus Lavender

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Marcus Lavender, 40, died Nov. 30, 2016. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. James C. Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hebron Baptist... read more

 

Ethel Davis

BROOKSVILLE — Ethel Davis, 85, died Dec. 3, 2016, at Noxubee General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral... read more

 

Mark Young

STARKVILLE — Mark Evans Young, 56, died Dec. 5, 2016, at his residence in Starkville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Young was... read more

 

Howard Chambers

STARKVILLE — Howard Chambers died Dec. 3, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Starkville United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Burial will follow at Memorial... read more

 

Ruth Clark

STARKVILLE — Ruth Ann Clark, 83, died Dec. 3, 2016, at the Carrington Nursing Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Silver Brook Cemetery in Anderson, South Carolina. She was preceded in... read more

 

Willie Paster

STARKVILLE — Willie B. Paster, 74, died Dec. 1, 2016, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Century Hairston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Odd Fellow Cemetery. Visitation is... read more

 

Regina Strong

COLUMBUS — Regina Strong, 61, died Dec. 5, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Jackie Johnson

ABERDEEN — Jackie Lane Johnson, 58, died Dec. 3, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with Doug Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in New Prospect Cemetery.... read more

 

Marilyn Christain

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Marilyn W. Christain, 63, died Dec. 2, 2016. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Crestway Baptist Church in Birmingham with the Rev. Jimmy Wilson officiating. Burial will at the church cemetery. Visitation is... read more

 

Lois Yeatman

Lois Yeatman

Lois Dean Yeatman, age 80, of Columbus, MS, passed away December 5, 2016, at her daughter’s residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 11:30 AM at Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

John Frazier

Published: 12/5/2016

COLUMBUS —John Thomas Frazier, 91, died Dec. 1, 2016. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tony Proctor and Prentiss M. Gordon Sr.... read more

 

 

James Nelson

Published: 12/5/2016

COLUMBUS — James Nelson, 75, died Dec. 2, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter's Funeral Services. read more

 

 

Jackie Johnson

Published: 12/5/2016

ABERDEEN — Jackie Johnson, 58, died Dec. 3, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Vanessa Thompson

Published: 12/5/2016

HAMILTON — Vanessa Mae McAllister Thompson, 53, died Dec. 3, 2016, at her residence. Private graveside services will be held at a later time. Mrs. Thompson was born July 1, 1963,... read more

 

 

Garry Ronyak

Published: 12/5/2016

MACON — Garry Alan Ronyak, 54, died Dec. 3, 2016, at Anderson Regional Hospital-Meridian. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ellison Ridge Baptist Church in Louisville with Mike Wells... read more

 

 

Jean Miller

Published: 12/5/2016

STARKVILLE —Jean Smith Miller, 87, died Dec. 3, 2016, at OCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church with Grant Arinder and Rev. Wade... read more

 

 

Kenny Gazaway Jr.

Published: 12/5/2016

STURGIS — Kenny Ray Gazaway Sr., 46, died Dec. 3, 2016. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville with the Rev. Donnie Davis officiating.... read more

 

 

Jessie Miller

Published: 12/3/2016

MACON — Jessie Miller, 53, died Nov. 24, 2016, in Crawford. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Darrold Mitchell officiating. Visitation was... read more

 

 

Russell Jordan

Published: 12/3/2016

COLUMBUS — Russell Jordan, 54, died Dec. 2, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. Mr. Jordan was born Jan. 7, 1962, to... read more

 

 

Careolean Fields

Published: 12/3/2016

Millport, Ala. — Careolean C. Fields, 81, died Nov. 30, 2016, at her residence. Services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at Springhill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Springhill Baptist... read more

 

 

Eddie Stevenson

Published: 12/3/2016

NOXUBEE — Eddie Walker Stevenson, 67, died Nov. 18, 2016, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Springhill Primitive M.B. Church with Rev.... read more

 

 

Shirley Campbell

Published: 12/3/2016

Vernon, Ala. — Shirley Mae Campbell, 80, died Dec. 1, 2016, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Services are at 2 p.m. today at the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Leonard B. Sand, Judge in Landmark Yonkers Segregation Case, Dies at 88

Leonard B. Sand, Judge in Landmark Yonkers Segregation Case, Dies at 88

The case in which the federal judge found that city officials had segregated public housing and schools along racial lines stretched 27 years.

 

Van Williams, TV’s Green Hornet, Dies at 82

Van Williams, TV’s Green Hornet, Dies at 82

Before his most memorable television role as a masked vigilante, Mr. Williams played the detective Kenny Madison on two ABC series.

 

Jack Rudin, Patriarch of Family of New York Developers, Dies at 92

Jack Rudin, Patriarch of Family of New York Developers, Dies at 92

Mr. Rudin was in the vanguard of a partnership of groups that helped spare the city from bankruptcy in the mid-1970s and figured prominently in its revival.

 

Margaret Whitton, ‘Major League’ Actress, Dies at 67

Margaret Whitton, ‘Major League’ Actress, Dies at 67

Ms. Whitton, who shifted to directing late in her career, was best known for her role as the owner of the Cleveland Indians, which played to her love of baseball.

 

Death of Tamil Nadu’s Leader Leaves Power Vacuum in Southern India

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, 68, an imperious former starlet, died after a cardiac arrest and had groomed no successor.

 

Sammy Lee, First Asian-American Man to Earn Olympic Gold, Dies at 96

Sammy Lee, First Asian-American Man to Earn Olympic Gold, Dies at 96

Dr. Lee battled racial discrimination even after he became a physician, won three Olympic medals in diving and served in the Korean War.

 

Robert Bennett, Broadcaster Who Charted a New Course, Dies at 89

Robert Bennett, Broadcaster Who Charted a New Course, Dies at 89

At a time when most local TV stations made big profits by airing reruns, Mr. Bennett executed an ambitious vision to create hours of original programming.

 

C. Wyatt Dickerson, Businessman and Man About Washington, Is Dead at 92

C. Wyatt Dickerson, Businessman and Man About Washington, Is Dead at 92

In the 1960s and 1970s, Mr. Dickerson and his wife, Nancy, were a powerful couple, hosting politicians and Hollywood stars.

 

Raynoma Gordy Singleton, an Early Motown Force, Dies at 79

Raynoma Gordy Singleton, an Early Motown Force, Dies at 79

Ms. Singleton, Berry Gordy’s second wife and his partner in the label, helped run some operations, wrote arrangements, produced records and even signed Stevie Wonder.

 

Alice Drummond, Character Actress, Dies at 88

Alice Drummond, Character Actress, Dies at 88

Ms. Drummond, a regular in Broadway and off Broadway productions in the 1960s and ’70s, had roles in films like “Ghostbusters,” “Awakenings” and “Doubt.”

 

Peng Chang-kuei, Chef Behind General Tso’s Chicken, Dies at 98

Peng Chang-kuei, Chef Behind General Tso’s Chicken, Dies at 98

Mr. Peng, whose chicken has been called “the most famous Hunanese dish in the world,” left a lasting mark on the food scene.

 

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