OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 9/18/2018

 

Chris Brigham III

Newell William “Chris” Brigham, III, age 61, of Tupelo, MS, formerly of Columbus, MS, passed away September 13, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo. A memorial service will be Thursday, September 20, 2018, at... read more

 

Robert Jarvis

Robert Jarvis

Robert “Bob” Jarvis, age 81, of Caledonia, MS, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM... read more

 

Charles Shook

MILLPORT, Ala. — Charles Noel Shook, 86, died Sept. 14, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. read more

 

Barbara Gordon

DEKALB — Barbara Faye Sykes Gordon, 52, died Sept. 16, 2018, at Rush Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Margaret Shelton

COLUMBUS — Margaret Shelton, 66, died Sept. 16, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

Curtis Yarbrough, Jr.

MACON — Curtis Yarbrough Jr., 77, died Sept. 17, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

Anthony Watson

COLUMBUS — Anthony Watson died Sept. 17, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

Michael Cannon

NOXUBEE — Michael Cannon, 41, died Sept. 17, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

Jimmy Aldridge, Jr.

VERNON, Ala. — Jimmy Ray Aldridge Jr., 55, died Sept. 16, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Eddie Finch officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

James B. Hatch, Jr.

Rev. James B. Hatch, Jr. died Saturday, September 8, in Oxford, Mississippi from end stage dementia. Born in Sharon, PA, in 1926, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the end of WWII. Following the... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Modene Johnson

Published: 9/17/2018

STARKVILLE — Modene Johnson, 88, died Sept. 10, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sixteenth Section M.B. Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

 

Sammy McSpadden

Published: 9/17/2018

DETROIT, Ala. — Sammy McSpadden, 89, died Sept. 13, 2018, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Services were at 1 p.m. Friday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Greg Cook and... read more

 

 

Ardis Spivey

Published: 9/17/2018

STARKVILLE — Ardis Florine Spence Spivey, 93, died Sept. 16, 2018, at OCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Welch Funeral Home with the Rev. Sara... read more

 

 

Dorothy Pilcher

Published: 9/16/2018

Mrs. Dorothy T. “Dot” Pilcher, age 89, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Foley, AL. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home... read more

 

 

Lonzo Nickoles

Published: 9/16/2018

Lonzo Nickoles, age 74, of Columbus, MS ,passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at his residence. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM... read more

 

 

Walter Criswell

Published: 9/16/2018

REFORM, Ala. — Walter Monroe “Pop” Criswell, 75, died Sept. 14, 2018, at his residence. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Smith officiating.... read more

 

 

Stephanie Carter

Published: 9/16/2018

MILLPORT, Ala. — Stephanie LaNette Carter, 31, died Sept. 13, 2018. Services are 3 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport. Burial will be at Christian Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is... read more

 

 

Chris Brigham

Published: 9/16/2018

TUPELO — Newell William “Chris” Brigham III, 61, died Sept. 13, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Columbus with... read more

 

 

Erma Hamilton

Published: 9/16/2018

COLUMBUS — Erma Lee Reeves Hamilton, 86, died Sept. 14, 2018, at Windsor Place. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of First United Methodist Church of... read more

 

 

Carmon Roberts

Carmon Roberts

Published: 9/14/2018

Carmon Robertson Roberts, age 41, passed away on August 11, 2018, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 2:00 PM... read more

 

 

Henreen Pippin

Henreen Pippin

Published: 9/14/2018

MACON — Henreen Pippin, 92, died Sept. 4, 2018, at Noxubee Nursing Home in Macon. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Methodist Baptist Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Willie Edwards

Willie Edwards

Published: 9/14/2018

COLUMBUS — First Lady Willie Mae Edwards, 72, died Sept. 5, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Full Gospel Church... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Ehsan Yarshater, Iran Scholar With a Monumental Vision, Dies at 98

Ehsan Yarshater, Iran Scholar With a Monumental Vision, Dies at 98

He worked on his magnum opus, an encyclopedia of Iranian history and culture, for more than 40 years, retiring at the letter “K.” The work goes on.

 

Annette Michelson, Influential Film Writer, Is Dead at 95

Annette Michelson, Influential Film Writer, Is Dead at 95

She was a founder of the arts journal October and helped turn cinema studies into its own discipline.

 

Alan Abel, Hoaxer Extraordinaire, Is (on Good Authority) Dead at 94

Alan Abel, Hoaxer Extraordinaire, Is (on Good Authority) Dead at 94

A professional trickster, Mr. Abel gleefully hoodwinked the American public time and again, even convincing The Times in 1980 that he had died.

 

Big Jay McNeely, 91, Dies; R&B’s ‘King of the Honkers’

Big Jay McNeely, 91, Dies; R&B’s ‘King of the Honkers’

At the dawn of rock ’n’ roll, he put the saxophone front and center, sometimes while lying on his back, kicking his legs, or jumping off the stage.

 

Ira Sabin, Founder of JazzTimes Magazine, Is Dead at 90

Ira Sabin, Founder of JazzTimes Magazine, Is Dead at 90

Originally a drummer, he channeled his passion for jazz into a publication that began as a four-page newspaper to promote his record store in Washington.

 

John Pritchard III, Tenacious Law Enforcement Leader, Dies at 75

John Pritchard III, Tenacious Law Enforcement Leader, Dies at 75

Rising from beat cop to high-ranking posts in New York, he had a hand in investigations of the mob, Abscam, corruption scandals and a child-killer case.

 

Shan Tianfang, a Superstar of Chinese Storytelling, Dies at 83

Shan Tianfang, a Superstar of Chinese Storytelling, Dies at 83

When Mr. Shan first brought his storytelling to radio in 1980, an estimated 100 million people tuned in.

 

Walter Mischel, 88, Psychologist Famed for Marshmallow Test, Dies

Walter Mischel, 88, Psychologist Famed for Marshmallow Test, Dies

Dr. Mischel’s experiments with preschoolers and sweets zeroed in on the importance of delayed gratification, and his insights changed the study of personality.

 

Nancy Blomberg, Champion of Native American Art, Dies at 72

Nancy Blomberg, Champion of Native American Art, Dies at 72

As a curator at the Denver Art Museum, she valued American Indian works as art, not as ethnographic specimens.

 

Peter Donat, Actor Who Played a Panoply of Roles, Dead at 90

Peter Donat, Actor Who Played a Panoply of Roles, Dead at 90

Mr. Donat acted often on the screen and had a recurring role on “The X Files.” But he said he was most gratified by theatrical work.

 

Rachid Taha, 59, Algerian Rocker Who Spoke for Immigrants, Dies

Rachid Taha, 59, Algerian Rocker Who Spoke for Immigrants, Dies

Mr. Taha, who led the group Carte de Séjour before beginning a solo career, melded his Arabic heritage with punk, funk and electronic beats.

 

Search Obituaries

 

By Name:  

By Date:   

 

 

How to Submit an Obituary

 

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for details on our obituary policies.

 

 

Old Guestbooks

 

Looking for a Guestbook from our old Legacy.com site? Search for the Guestbook at Legacy.com

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email