OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/22/2018

 

Bobbie Price

COLUMBUS — Bobbie J. Price, 80, died Feb. 21, 2018, at Windsor Place. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

Bennie Dora

BROOKSVILLE — Bennie Will Dora, 81, died Feb. 16, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Grove MB Church of Brooksville with the Rev. Billy Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

George Buckingham

George Buckingham

MONROE COUNTY — George Buckingham passed away. Services will be noon Friday at Sanders Chapel. Visitation will be today from 1-5 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Mr. Buckingham was born in Monroe County... read more

 

Reba Conn

COLUMBUS — Reba G. Conn, 84, died Feb. 22, 2018, at Windsor Place. Services are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, College Street location. read more

 

Jim Calaway

James Paul Calaway, age 80, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 18, 2018, at his residence. A memorial service will be Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Annunciation Catholic Church with Fr. Jeffrey... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Joe Espey

Published: 2/21/2018

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Joe Ree Espey, 72, died Feb. 17, 2018. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Memory Chapel Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Don Thompson

Published: 2/21/2018

RED BAY, AL – Don Riley Thompson, 40, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Lubbock, TX March 29, 1977 and worked as a supervisor in... read more

 

 

Tommie Sanders Jr.

Published: 2/21/2018

COLUMBUS — Tommie Sanders Jr., 67, died Feb. 19, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Bill Russell

Published: 2/21/2018

COLUMBUS — William “Bill “Hubert Russell, 83, died Feb. 19, 2018, at his residence. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Russell was born in... read more

 

 

Sandra Wood

Published: 2/21/2018

WEST POINT — Sandra McCord Wood, 83, died Feb. 18, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Red Bay City Cemetery in... read more

 

 

Jennie Jaco

Published: 2/21/2018

WEST POINT — Jennie “J” Erle Cox Jaco, 92, died Feb. 14, 2018, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at... read more

 

 

Jim Calaway

Published: 2/21/2018

COLUMBUS — James Paul “Jim” Calaway, 80, died Feb. 18, 2018, at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior... read more

 

 

Jean Hughes

Published: 2/20/2018

BEAVERTON, Ala. — Jean Lois Hollis Hughes died Feb. 16 2018, at the Lenawee Medical Care Center in Adrian, Michigan. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Hebron Church in... read more

 

 

Dorothy Quandt

Published: 2/20/2018

BEAVERTON, Ala. — Dorothy Callan Quandt, 82, died Feb. 17, 2018, at her residence. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Dan Duncan officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Thomas Allmond

Published: 2/20/2018

ABERDEEN — Thomas “Tom” Allmond, 86, died Feb. 18, 2018, at Gilmore Memorial Medical Center in Amory. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Aberdeen Church of Christ with Derrick Maranto... read more

 

 

Candice Barkes

Published: 2/20/2018

EUROPA — Candice Marie Williams Barkes, 36, died Feb. 17, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Parrish... read more

 

 

Henry Gipson Jr.

Published: 2/20/2018

Henry Gipson Jr., 67, died Feb. 17, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East-Memphis, Tennessee. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Benchmark Memorial Life Center of Columbus. read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

David Zwick, a Leading Clean-Water Advocate, Dies at 75

David Zwick, a Leading Clean-Water Advocate, Dies at 75

His work as one of “Nader’s raiders” helped bring about the Clean Water Act of 1972, and he helped found the advocacy group Clean Water Action.

 

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

Mr. Graham spread the Gospel around the world through a combination of religious conviction, commanding stage presence and shrewd use of advanced communication technologies.

 

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.

 

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

She later performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and was also well known as a dance teacher.

 

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.

 

Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74

Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74

He upset Senator Clifford P. Case in New Jersey’s 1978 Republican primary, lost to Bill Bradley, but became an effective advocate of tax cuts.

 

Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.

 

Lydia Ratcliff, Writer Who Found a Farmer’s Calling, Dies at 84

Lydia Ratcliff, Writer Who Found a Farmer’s Calling, Dies at 84

She gave up ghostwriting for the financial columnist Sylvia Porter to help pioneer the farm-to-table movement, delivering her meats to top restaurants.

 

Arthur J. Robinson, Known as ‘Mr. Okra’ to New Orleans, Dies at 74

Arthur J. Robinson, Known as ‘Mr. Okra’ to New Orleans, Dies at 74

Mr. Robinson, a direct heir to the city’s street-peddling tradition, rolled through the streets every day hawking produce from his pickup truck (“I have ooooranges and bananas!”).

 

Billy Graham, Media Pioneer

Over the course of his career, the Rev. Billy Graham capitalized on modern communication technologies — from television to satellite to the internet — to give his ministry a global reach.

 

David Poindexter, 89, Who Used Media to Preach Family Planning, Dies

David Poindexter, 89, Who Used Media to Preach Family Planning, Dies

A Methodist minister, he saw TV and radio programming — soap operas, in particular — as effective tools to teach the world about population control.

 

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