OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 12/18/2014

 

Anna Love

Anna Grace Love was born at Columbus Hospital in Columbus, Mississippi and departed this life at her home on December 3, 2014. Ms. Love was a descendant of the early Lowndes County settlers. Ms. Love... read more

 

Billy Furr

Billy Furr

James William “Billy” Furr, age 96, of Columbus, MS, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at his residence. He is now happily reunited with the... read more

 

Joe Brown

MACON — Joe L. Brown, 78, died Dec. 17, 2014, at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

June Spray

VANCOUVER, Wash. — June Mary Spray, 78, died Dec. 8, 2014. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home. Mrs. Spray was born in Lancashire County, England, on June 28, 1936, to the late... read more

 

Louis Simmons

ABERDEEN — Louis Leroy Simmons, 90, died Dec. 16, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Mark Thornton officiating. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until service time at Tisdale-Lann... read more

 

Walt Porter

COLUMBUS — Dr. Walter LeRoy “Walt” Porter, 77, died Dec. 17, 2014, at his residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

Robert Brewer

COLUMBUS — Robert Brewer, 89, died Dec. 17, 2014, at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

Jane Fry

COLUMBUS — Jane D. Fry, 94, died Dec.17, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

Kobe Strickland

COLUMBUS — Kobe Bryant Strickland, 12, died Dec. 16, 2014, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Visitation is two hours before service time at... read more

 

Annie Vergis Saulsberry Shelby

Annie Vergis Saulsberry Shelby

Annie Vergis Saulsberry Shelby, 68 of Kankakee, Illinois passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born the daughter of Sam and Henrietta Baptist Saulsberry on January... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Leon Gordon

Published: 12/17/2014

Leon Frederick Gordon, age 84, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Services will be held Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Temple B’nai Israel with Rabbi Seth Oppenheimer officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Tissie Vaughn

Published: 12/17/2014

COLUMBUS — Tissie Vaughn, 94, died Dec. 14, 2014, at her residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Century Hairston Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

 

Daisie deVauld

Published: 12/17/2014

ABERDEEN — Daisie Smith deVauld, 62,died Dec. 15, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Visitation is Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Westbrooks Funeral Home. Arrangements are entrusted to... read more

 

 

Ada Booker

Published: 12/17/2014

WEST POINT — Ada Catherine Reynolds Booker, 79, died Dec.16, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve... read more

 

 

Julie Bailey

Published: 12/17/2014

STEENS — Julie Bailey, 47, died Dec. 15, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are noon Thursday at Christian Chapel Church of Christ with Ralph Windell officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Martha Koon Webb

Martha Koon Webb

Published: 12/17/2014

Martha Koon Webb, age 65, of Columbus, MS passed away November 30, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family. A private graveside service was held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014,... read more

 

 

Elizabeth Glasgow

Elizabeth Glasgow

Published: 12/16/2014

Mrs. Elizabeth Glasgow, age 84 of Caledonia, MS, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, at Windsor Place in Columbus, MS. Mrs. Glasgow was born March 23, 1930, in Lowndes Co., MS,... read more

 

 

Sara Huffman

Published: 12/16/2014

WEST POINT — Sara Smith Huffman, 86, died Dec. 13, 2014, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at McCondy Cemetery with John... read more

 

 

Patricia Lann

Published: 12/16/2014

ABERDEEN — Patricia Maier Lann, died Dec. 14, 2014, at her residence. Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is two hours before service time at... read more

 

 

John Bryant

John Bryant

Published: 12/16/2014

John Thomas Bryant, 41 of Caledonia, MS passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 3:00 –... read more

 

 

Ira Wallace

Published: 12/16/2014

FAYETTE, Ala. — Ira Gene Wallace, 82, died Dec. 14, 2014, at Fayette Medical Center. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Nelson Funeral Home with Tommy Roberts and Marshall Sutton officiating.... read more

 

 

Beatrice Spencer

Published: 12/16/2014

Beatrice Spencer, 88, died Dec. 11, 2014, at Generations of Vernon. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Otts Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Irene Dalis, Opera Singer and Company Founder, Dies at 89

Irene Dalis, Opera Singer and Company Founder, Dies at 89

Ms. Dalis was a mezzo-soprano who starred at the Metropolitan Opera for two decades before building a second career as the founder and director of Opera San José.






 

Larry J. Cano Dies at 90; Founded El Torito Restaurants

Starting with his first Los Angeles restaurant in the mid-1950s, Mr. Cano helped popularize Mexican food among Americans with his version of the cuisine.






 

Richard C. Hottelet, CBS Newsman and Last of ‘Murrow Boys,’ Dies at 97

Richard C. Hottelet, CBS Newsman and Last of ‘Murrow Boys,’ Dies at 97

Mr. Hottelet, only 26 when he was hired by Edward R. Murrow, covered the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge for CBS News.






 

Gil Marks, Historian of Jewish Food and Culture, Dies at 62

Gil Marks, Historian of Jewish Food and Culture, Dies at 62

Mr. Marks wrote five books that chronicled kosher menus through the centuries and examined the role of food in the establishment and growth of cultural traditions.






 

William P. Wilson, Kennedy’s TV Aide for Historic 1960 Debate, Is Dead at 86

William P. Wilson, Kennedy’s TV Aide for Historic 1960 Debate, Is Dead at 86

Mr. Wilson negotiated the terms of the televised debate that John F. Kennedy later said “turned the tide” in the election campaign against Richard M. Nixon.






 

Sy Berger, Who Turned Baseball Heroes Into Brilliant Rectangles, Dies at 91

Sy Berger, Who Turned Baseball Heroes Into Brilliant Rectangles, Dies at 91

During the 1950s with the Brooklyn-based Topps company, Mr. Berger was credited with creating the modern baseball card, adding color, statistics and facsimiles of stars’ signatures.






 

Neil Reshen, 75, Dies; Manager Won ‘Outlaw’ Singers’ Freedom

Neil Reshen, 75, Dies; Manager Won ‘Outlaw’ Singers’ Freedom

Mr. Reshen, who started out doing music executives’ taxes, made deals for Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and others.






 

Ralph H. Baer, Inventor of First System for Home Video Games, Is Dead at 92

Ralph H. Baer, Inventor of First System for Home Video Games, Is Dead at 92

Mr. Baer, who worked as an engineer at a military contractor, became obsessed with building a “game box” that would allow people to play games on a standard television set.






 

David Garth, 84, Dies; Consultant Was an Innovator of Political TV Ads

David Garth, 84, Dies; Consultant Was an Innovator of Political TV Ads

Mr. Garth helped elect governors, senators and four mayors of New York.






 

Dick Rich, Who Helped Redefine TV Advertising, Dies at 84

Dick Rich, Who Helped Redefine TV Advertising, Dies at 84

Mr. Rich’s whimsical and sardonic commercials for clients like Alka-Seltzer helped introduce a more freewheeling approach to TV advertising in the 1960s.

 

Norman Bridwell, Creator of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Books, Dies at 86

Norman Bridwell, Creator of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Books, Dies at 86

Mr. Bridwell’s “Clifford” books, about a dog as big as a house, became an international favorite for parents to read aloud to their children.






 

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