OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 10/14/2018

 

Cecilia Taylor

STARKVILLE — Cecilia Annette Taylor died Oct. 11, 2018, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. A private graveside service was held Friday at Salem Cemetery in Macon with Michael Wells officiating. Cockrell Funeral Home of... read more

 

Larry Cosby

COLUMBUS — Larry E. Cosby died October 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Cover Williams

MABEN — Cover Lee Williams, 61, died on Oct. 2, 2018, in Columbus. Service were 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Hope M.B. Church in Pheba. Burial followed at Good Hope Cemetery, Pheba. Visitation was Friday from... read more

 

Tish Terrell

VERNON, Ala. — Tish Waynee Terrell, 43, died Oct. 10, 2018, at her residence. Services were noon Saturday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Alabama, with the Rev. Kenneth Casey officiating. Burial followed at Hamilton... read more

 

Hazel O’Neal

STARKVILLE — Hazel Ella O’Neal, 68, died Oct. 11, 2018, in Starkville. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First John M.B. Church with the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery in... read more

 

Agnes Ponds

COLUMBUS — Agnes Wright Ponds, 93, died Oct. 11, 2018, at Glen Haven Health and Rehab in Northport, Alabama. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Ethelsville, Alabama, with the Rev.... read more

 

Henry Isaac Sr.

Henry Isaac Sr.

STARKVILLE — Henry Lee Isaac Sr., 82, died on Oct. 6, 2018, in Starkville. Service were 2 p.m. Saturday at Beth-el M.B. Church in Starkville. Burial followed at Sessums Community Cemetery in Starkville. Visitation was Friday... read more

 

Teresa Holmes

COLUMBUS — Teresa Suter Holmes, 64, died Oct. 13, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Visitation is Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus. Ms. Holmes was preceded in death by her... read more

 

Jessie Gandy

Jessie Gandy

STARKVILLE — Jessie James Gandy, 73, died on Oct. 6, 2018, in Starkville. Service were 11 a.m. Saturday at Austin C.O.C.H., USA, in Starkville. Burial followed at Sessums Community Cemetery in Starkville. Visitation was Friday from... read more

 

Shelia Fulgham

MABEN — Shelia Voncille Fulgham, 52, died Oct. 8, 2018, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. A Celebration of Life service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Double Springs Baptist Church in Maben. Burial... read more

 

Dr. Saul Vydas

Saulius (Saul) Joseph Vydas was born on January 21, 1938 in Kaunas, Lithuania. During World War II Saul’s father, Juozas (a physician) and mother Emilija (a professor of dentistry) with Saul escaped to safety. The Vydas... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Published: 10/12/2018

MACON — Catherine Brooks-Russell, 63, died Oct. 1, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at ST. Mark Church of Holiness with the Rev. James A. Gillespie... read more

 

 

James Mitchell

James Mitchell

Published: 10/12/2018

COLUMBUS — James Dudley Mitchell, 71, passed away. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maranatha Faith Center. Visitation will be from noon-6 p.m. Friday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel.... read more

 

 

Stacy Shelly

Stacy Shelly

Published: 10/12/2018

CALEDONIA — Stacy Diana Shelly, 46, died Oct. 5, 2018, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Nathan Mordecai

Nathan Mordecai

Published: 10/12/2018

Grady Richard “Nathan” Mordecai was surrounded by his family as he walked into Heaven to meet his Savior on October 8, 2018. As loved ones and many lifelong friends shared memories,... read more

 

 

Georgia Cade

Published: 10/12/2018

BROOKSVILLE — Georgia Lee Cade, 98, died Oct. 9, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Moore... read more

 

 

Freddie Hartley

Freddie Hartley

Published: 10/12/2018

COLUMBUS — Freddie L. “Short Dog” Hartley, 69, died Oct. 7, 2018, in Lowndes County. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Genesis Church with the Rev. Darren Leach officiating.... read more

 

 

Maurine Hollis

Maurine Hollis

Published: 10/12/2018

Maurine Hollis, age 88, of Columbus, MS, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from... read more

 

 

George Davis, Jr.

Published: 10/12/2018

COLUMBUS — George Leslie Davis Jr., 87, died Oct. 11, 2018, at Windsor Place Nursing Home. A memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thomastown Baptist Church in... read more

 

 

Paige Canida

Paige Canida

Published: 10/12/2018

Jana Paige Canida, age 55, of Columbus, MS, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018, at her residence. A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 1:00 – 2:00... read more

 

 

Jessie Moore

Published: 10/12/2018

NOXUBEE — Jessie B. Moore, 63, died Oct. 11, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

 

Julia Duck

Published: 10/12/2018

NOXUBEE — Julia Duck 82, died Oct. 11, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

 

Agnes Ponds

Published: 10/12/2018

COLUMBUS — Agnes W. Ponds, 93, died Oct. 11, 2018, at Glen Haven Health and Rehab in Northport, Alabama. Arrangements are incomplete an will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

William Baker, Who Righted an Army Racial Wrong From 1906, Dies at 86

William Baker, Who Righted an Army Racial Wrong From 1906, Dies at 86

Driven by a tale of racial injustice from his childhood, Mr. Baker dusted off an old case about a shooting spree in Texas. His findings reversed a ruling made nearly 70 years earlier.

 

Scott Wilson, 76, ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘In Cold Blood’ Actor, Dies

Scott Wilson, 76, ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘In Cold Blood’ Actor, Dies

Mr. Wilson’s breakout part was as one of two murderers in “In Cold Blood.” He played a kinder figure on several seasons of “The Walking Dead.”

 

Hamiet Bluiett, Baritone Saxophone Trailblazer, Dies at 78

Hamiet Bluiett, Baritone Saxophone Trailblazer, Dies at 78

Mr. Bluiett, a charter member of the World Saxophone Quartet and a leading light of the jazz avant-garde, expanded the possibilities of his instrument.

 

Montserrat Caballé, Opera Star With ‘Ethereal’ Voice, Dies at 85

Montserrat Caballé, Opera Star With ‘Ethereal’ Voice, Dies at 85

One of the 20th century’s most renowned sopranos, the Spanish-born Ms. Caballé inspired delirious adulation on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

Audrey Wells, Screenwriter Behind ‘The Hate U Give,’ Dies at 58

Audrey Wells, Screenwriter Behind ‘The Hate U Give,’ Dies at 58

Audrey Wells, whose work included “Under the Tuscan Sun,” had been privately battling cancer for five years. She died the day before her latest film hit theaters.

 

John Gagliardi, Winningest College Football Coach, Dies at 91

John Gagliardi, Winningest College Football Coach, Dies at 91

Coaching a small Minnesota university for 60 years, Gagliardi had a lifetime record of 489 wins and 138 losses. And he never cut anyone from the team.

 

William Helfand, a Collector Intrigued by Quackery, Dies at 92

William Helfand, a Collector Intrigued by Quackery, Dies at 92

Mr. Helfand’s collection of posters and prints for dubious medical cures was formidable. It is now spread among assorted museums.

 

Sydney Goldstein, Maestro of Public Conversation, Dies at 73

Sydney Goldstein, Maestro of Public Conversation, Dies at 73

She founded City Arts & Lectures, which showcases conversation as entertainment and is broadcast on more than 100 public radio stations nationwide.

 

Vladimir Radunsky, 64, Dies; Protean Children’s Book Illustrator

Vladimir Radunsky, 64, Dies; Protean Children’s Book Illustrator

Mr. Radunsky harnessed a multitude of artistic styles for different narrative effects in books about subjects including Albert Einstein and a rapping dog.

 

Richard Kaplan, Acclaimed Documentarian, Is Dead at 93

Richard Kaplan, Acclaimed Documentarian, Is Dead at 93

His films included an Oscar-winning study of Eleanor Roosevelt and a portrait of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that one critic called a “genuine spiritual epic.”

 

Roger Robinson, Who Tackled August Wilson Roles, Dies at 78

Roger Robinson, Who Tackled August Wilson Roles, Dies at 78

He won a Tony Award for his work in the 2009 revival of Mr. Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” his seventh and final Broadway appearance.

 

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