OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 3/29/2015

 

Myrtle H. Buchanan

Myrtle H. Buchanan, 72, died March 26, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Memorial services are 2:00 PM Monday at New Covenant Baptist Church with Bro. Ed Nix officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following... read more

 

Jane Cleo Phillips

Jane Cleo Phillips, 82 of Tupelo, MS passed away Monday, March 26, 2015 at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS. Visitation will be Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home,... read more

 

James Douglas High, Sr.

James Douglas High, Sr.

James Douglas High, Sr., age 86, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2015, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Florida. Jim was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, on June 1, 1928, to the late Peter... read more

 

Henry King

Henry C. “Bay-Ray” King, 58, died March 26, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

Emmett Hood Jr.

RIDGELAND — Emmett Haley Hood Jr., 90, died March 27, 2015, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Madison with the Rev.... read more

 

Luther Swords

ARIZONA — Luther Clark Swords, 86, died March 24, 2015, in Arizona. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Union County.... read more

 

Emily Hartness

TUPELO — Emily Paige Hartness, 25, died March 28, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with John Sevier officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Teddy Burton

WEST POINT — Theodore “Teddy” Roger Burton, 59, died March 25, 2015, in West Point. No local services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to Robinson Funeral Home. Mr. Burton was born in Newelton, Louisiana, on... read more

 

Gurley Sudduth

COLUMBUS — Gurley Mose Sudduth, 67, died March 26, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel in Millport, Alabama, with the Rev. Kevin Sudduth officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Cecil Deas Sr.

ORWELL, N.Y. — Cecil Mack Deas Sr., 81, died March 22, 2015, at his residence. Memorial services were Saturday at Vorea Community Church in Orwell with the Rev. Karl Novak and the Rev. Jerry Hewell officiating.... read more

 

Margaret Bishop

STARKVILLE — Margaret Boyd Bishop, 86, died March 25, 2015. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First John MB Church with the Rev. Lee Peeples Jr. officiating. Visitation is Monday one hour prior to service at... read more

 

Mitchell Burke

COLUMBUS — Mitchell Burke, 45, died March 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 3 p.m. today at Caledonia Open Door Worship Center with Randy Holmes officiating. Visitation is one hour before service time... read more

 

Roy Guyton Jr.

COLUMBUS — Roy V. Guyton Jr., 80, of Columbus, died March 27, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Robert Clabon

Robert Clabon

Published: 3/27/2015

COLUMBUS – Robert “John Wayne” Clabon, 45, died March 17, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Vision International Church with the Rev. R. J.... read more

 

 

Carlos Brewer

Carlos Brewer

Published: 3/27/2015

OLUMBUS — Carlos Brewer, 44, died March 21, 2015, in Columbus. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus with the Rev. Al Lathan officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Sarah Hardin

Sarah Hardin

Published: 3/27/2015

Surrounded by her family, Sarah McDonald Hardin was called home to her Father on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. She was 85. Sarah was born in Neshoba... read more

 

 

William Ward

Published: 3/27/2015

William Alexander Ward, 96, of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at AvonLea Assisted Living, Tupelo, MS. Visitation will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 12:00PM – 1:00PM... read more

 

 

James Chandler

Published: 3/27/2015

STARKVILLE — James Spencer Chandler Jr. “Baby James”, 30, died March 21, 2015, in Starkville. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Springhill MB Church in Starkville with the Rev. Alvin... read more

 

 

Victor Hudson

Published: 3/27/2015

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Jewel Lucas

Published: 3/27/2015

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Jewel Banks Glasgow Hollingsworth Lucas, 81, died March 23, 2015, at her residence. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Chandler Funeral Home with Thad Hawkins and Wade Peoples... read more

 

 

Cynthia Powell

Published: 3/27/2015

WEST POINT — Cynthia Powell, 44, died March 22, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Johnson Creek MB Church in Pheba with the... read more

 

 

Mary Beattie

Published: 3/27/2015

Mary Ruth Johnson Beattie, 89, died March 23, 2015. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Welch Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery. Visitation is one hour before service... read more

 

 

Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright

Published: 3/27/2015

COLUMBUS — Melissa Ann Stewart Wright, 47, died March 19, 2015, at Specialty Hospital in Meridian. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus with Wesley Jordan... read more

 

 

Charles Covington

Charles Covington

Published: 3/27/2015

TUPELO —Charles L. Covington Sr., 80, died March 23, 2015, at Community Hospice in Verona. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Lane Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Tupelo with the... read more

 

 

Alvin Sims

Published: 3/26/2015

WEST POINT — Alvin D. Sims, 78, died March 24, 2015, at his residence. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial is... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Chuck Bednarik, Eagles’ Man of Concrete, Dies at 89

Chuck Bednarik, Eagles’ Man of Concrete, Dies at 89

Bednarik, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Hall of Fame center and linebacker, was one of the last N.F.L. players to commonly play on both offense and defense.






 

Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies at 80

Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies at 80

Hundley, known as Hot Rod, parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century, including many years as a broadcaster for the N.B.A.’s Jazz.






 

John Renbourn, 70, Eclectic Guitarist Who Founded the Pentangle, Dies

John Renbourn, 70, Eclectic Guitarist Who Founded the Pentangle, Dies

As part of the folk-jazz group Pentangle, Mr. Renbourn played Carnegie Hall and opened for the Grateful Dead; he was also a scholar of medieval music.






 

Interactive Notable Deaths of 2015

Remembering Leonard Nimoy, Mario Cuomo, Anita Ekberg, King Abdullah, Cardinal Edward M. Egan, Ernie Banks, Colleen McCullough, David Carr, Lizabeth Scott, Ed Sabol and others who died this year.

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007








 

George Spitz, Civic Gadfly Who Helped Transform Marathon, Dies at 92

George Spitz, Civic Gadfly Who Helped Transform Marathon, Dies at 92

Mr. Spitz, who was a perennial, if not quixotic, candidate for public office, is credited with recasting the New York City Marathon from a Central Park race into a citywide event.






 

Nan Tucker McEvoy, Heiress Who Ran San Francisco Chronicle, Dies at 95

Nan Tucker McEvoy, Heiress Who Ran San Francisco Chronicle, Dies at 95

A member of The Chronicle’s founding family, Ms. McEvoy was the chairwoman of Chronicle Publishing, which included The Chronicle, a morning daily and other media holdings, from 1981 to 1995.






 

Tomas Transtromer, Nobel-Winning Poet, Dies at 83

Tomas Transtromer, Nobel-Winning Poet, Dies at 83

Mr. Transtromer was known for his spare yet evocative imagery and his explorations of identity.






 

Sally Forrest, Actress in 1940s and ’50s Film Musicals and Dramas, Dies at 86

Sally Forrest, Actress in 1940s and ’50s Film Musicals and Dramas, Dies at 86

Ms. Forrest appeared in movies like Fritz Lang’s “While the City Sleeps” and Ida Lupino’s “Not Wanted.”






 

Danny Schechter, ‘News Dissector’ and Human Rights Activist, Dies at 72

Danny Schechter, ‘News Dissector’ and Human Rights Activist, Dies at 72

Mr. Schechter was an author, filmmaker and award-winning television producer who infused almost all his work with his deep-rooted advocacy, whether it was for alternative or mainstream media.






 

Rev. Lyle E. Schaller Dies at 91; Helped Protestant Churches Survive and Grow

Rev. Lyle E. Schaller Dies at 91; Helped Protestant Churches Survive and Grow

Mr. Schaller had published 55 books since 1964, edited 41 more and visited about 6,000 churches, offering advice on how to grow congregations.






 

Francis C. Rooney Jr. Dies at 93; Turned Melville Into a Retail Giant

Francis C. Rooney Jr. Dies at 93; Turned Melville Into a Retail Giant

As chief executive of the Melville Corporation, Mr. Rooney transformed it from a shoe company into a retail behemoth embracing CVS, Thom McAn and Marshall’s.






 

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