Bobby Gale’s tenure as Columbus fire chief reflected his personality — quiet, unassuming, steady, devoted to his firefighters and their mission.
Gale, who died Saturday at age 81, provided steady leadership built on his through-the-rank ascension to the chief position.
Dr. Paul Veal was a big man in every sense of the word.
At 6-foot-6, with “hands as big as hubcaps,” as one friend put it, Veal’s imposing presence was allayed by a gentleness, a boundless optimism and a sweetness of spirit that endeared him to everyone he met, including the countless number of patients he saw during his 34 years as a chiropractor, where patients often became friends.
Officially, Murry Anthony was a father of six, but the list of those who considered him a father figure goes far beyond that number. It’s easy to understand why.
For the last two years of Elizabeth Lake Little’s young life, her thoughts seemed suspended between heaven and earth.
The ever-busy, ever-smiling, ever-planning young woman may have been well-grounded in her faith, her plans for the future and her devotion to friends and family, but her heart took flight when she was in the cockpit.
When Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders thinks of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who died Thursday at age 81, he remembers the senator’s sense of humor.
Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who served seven terms and used seniority to steer billions of dollars to his home state of Mississippi, has died. He was 81.
Cochran’s final chief of staff, Brad White, said Cochran died Thursday at a veterans’ nursing home in Oxford.
Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin'” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.
Gill Harris, to those who knew him, was a man of many talents.
William Vincen “W.V.” West, who died Monday at age 89, was a lot of things.
Billy Brewer, who made a habit of getting what he was never really supposed to have and going places where he was never supposed to go, is coming home.