OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 5/28/2015

 

Donna Miller

COLUMBUS — Donna Marie Matthews Miller, 61, died May 23, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements are entrusted to Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. Mrs. Miller was born in New Orleans on Dec. 13, 1953, to... read more

 

Dorothy Harris

Dorothy Harris, 72, died May 27, 2015, at Crest View Rehab in Florida. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Mary Crews

COLUMBUS — Mary Ruth Crews, 71, died May 27, 2015, at her residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Rhett Vernon

LOUISVILLE — Rhett Watson Vernon, infant, died May 26, 2015. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church with Bill Ross officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Cockrell Funeral Home. He is survived by... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Henry Stringer

Published: 5/27/2015

STARKVILLE — Henry Kirvin Stringer, 97, died May 24, 2015, at Vicker’s Personal Care Home in Starkville. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Starkville with... read more

 

 

HENRY A. KEY, JR.

Published: 5/27/2015

Henry A. Key, Jr. age 85 died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at his residence in Columbus. Services were held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel... read more

 

 

Lawrence William Baize, Jr.

Lawrence William Baize, Jr.

Published: 5/27/2015

Lawrence “Larry” William Baize, Jr., 61, entered into eternal peace on May 22, 2015, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas in the arms of his wife.... read more

 

 

J. T. Duke

Published: 5/26/2015

HAMILTON — J. T. Duke, 81, died May 22, 2015, at Golden Living in Amory. Services were Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral with the Rev. Grant Mitchell, Daniel... read more

 

 

Mary Bennett

Published: 5/26/2015

COLUMBUS — Mary E. Bennett, 89, died May 23, 2015, at NMMC- Tupelo. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

 

Odessa Williams

Published: 5/26/2015

MACON — Odessa Patterson Williams, 61, died May 24, 2015, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Billy Ford

Published: 5/26/2015

SMITHVILLE — Billy D. Ford, 77, died May 23, 2015, at his residence. Services are 3 pm Monday at Cleveland- Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Dudley Nash officiating.... read more

 

 

Henry Key

Published: 5/26/2015

COLUMBUS — Henry A. Key Jr., 85, died May 23, 2015, at his residence. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home with Shawn Parker officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Phillip Strickland

Published: 5/24/2015

Phillip Morris “Happy” Strickland age 54 died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at West Point Community Living Center in West Point. Services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM... read more

 

 

Joyce Rennaker

Joyce Rennaker

Published: 5/24/2015

Joyce Ann Pennington Rennaker left this earth for her heavenly home on April 21, 2015 in Carrollton, TX. She was born February 24, 1945 in Lamar County, AL to the... read more

 

 

Wanda Smith

Published: 5/24/2015

VERNON, Ala. — Wanda Smith, 72, died May 20, 2015, at DCH in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services were Saturday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Pearson and Tommy Smith officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Cleo Harbor

Published: 5/24/2015

ABERDEEN — Cleo Emory Harbor, 90, died May 22, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Services are today at 1 p.m. at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Dale J. Carr officiating.... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Walter Byers, Ex-N.C.A.A. Leader Who Rued Corruption, Dies at 93

Walter Byers, Ex-N.C.A.A. Leader Who Rued Corruption, Dies at 93

Mr. Byers forged a moneymaking colossus built on student-athletes but ultimately decried the college sports world as corrupt and unfair.







 

Hugh Ambrose, Historian Who Wrote ‘The Pacific,’ Dies at 48

Hugh Ambrose, Historian Who Wrote ‘The Pacific,’ Dies at 48

The historian began his career as a researcher for his father, Stephen E. Ambrose; his best-selling history became an Emmy Award-winning mini-series.







 

Marcus Belgrave, Trumpeter and Mentor in Detroit’s Jazz Scene, Dies at 78

Marcus Belgrave, Trumpeter and Mentor in Detroit’s Jazz Scene, Dies at 78

Mr. Belgrave, who also played the fluegelhorn, became a coach and conscience for the city’s jazz musicians.







 

Mary Ellen Mark, Photographer Who Documented Difficult Subjects, Dies at 75

Mary Ellen Mark, Photographer Who Documented Difficult Subjects, Dies at 75

Ms. Mark was known for her unflinching yet compassionate depictions of her subjects, who included prostitutes in Mumbai and homeless teenagers in Seattle.







 

John Murphy, Congressman Convicted in Abscam Sting, Dies at 88

John Murphy, Congressman Convicted in Abscam Sting, Dies at 88

Mr. Murphy, a Democrat from Staten Island, was one of seven members of Congress found guilty of taking illicit payoffs in the Abscam operation videotaped by the F.B.I.







 

McNeil Robinson II, 72, Organist and Composer, Is Dead

McNeil Robinson II, 72, Organist and Composer, Is Dead

Mr. Robinson, who was the chairman of the organ department at the Manhattan School of Music, was also the organist for several houses of worship.







 

McNeil Robinson II, 72, Organist and Composer, Is Dead

McNeil Robinson II, 72, Organist and Composer, Is Dead

Mr. Robinson, who was the chairman of the organ department of the Manhattan School of Music, was also the organist for several houses of worship.







 

Martin Sheets, Who Shone at the Special Olympics, Dies at 62

Martin Sheets, Who Shone at the Special Olympics, Dies at 62

Mr. Sheets participated for more than 40 years in the Special Olympics, going back to its first international summer games at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 1968.







 

John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

The narrative of Dr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.







 

Anne Meara, Comedian and Actress, Dies at 85

Anne Meara, Comedian and Actress, Dies at 85

Ms. Meara began her comedy career as the partner of her husband, Jerry Stiller; won an Obie Award for her stage work; earned four Emmy nominations; and became a playwright in her 60s.







 

John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

The narrative of Mr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.







 

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