OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 8/30/2016

 

Edith Cooper

COLUMBUS — Edith Bryant Cooper, 89, died Aug. 27, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Mrs. Cooper was born Sept. 27, 1926, to the late... read more

 

Richard Rape

WEST POINT — Richard Rape, 71, died Aug. 29, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home with Zane Parker II officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Mitchell Toney

COLUMBUS — Mitchell Toney, 43, died Aug. 29, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

Mack Thomas

COLUMBUS — Mack L. Thomas, 56, died Aug. 29, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

Doris Long

COLUMBUS — Doris Morgan Long, 84, died Aug. 27, 2016, at her residence. Services will be at noon Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Diane Lemmon officiating. Mrs. Lang was born Nov. 15,... read more

 

Tom Willcutt II

Tom Evans Willcutt II, 40, died August 26, 2016, at University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Services will be on August 30, at 11 a.m. at Lone Oak church of Christ, 1881 Lone Oak... read more

 

Della Sims

COLUMBUS — Della Mae Sims, 80, died Aug. 30, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

William Dison

Published: 8/29/2016

CARROLLTON, Ala. — William G. “Bill” Dison, 74, died Aug. 24, 2016 at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services were at 11 a.m. Friday at Pickensville Baptist Church. Burial followed... read more

 

 

Janie Gordon

Published: 8/29/2016

COLUMBUS — Janie Gordon, 88, died Aug. 27, 2016, at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Sherril Caudillo

Published: 8/29/2016

COLUMBUS — Sherril Caudillo died Aug. 28, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Willie Hollis

Published: 8/29/2016

MILLPORT, Ala. — Willie Ruth Hollis, 92, died Aug. 28, 2016, at her residence. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Blythe Creek... read more

 

 

Irma Wright

Published: 8/29/2016

COLUMBUS — Irma Jean Wright, 86, died Aug. 28, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Doris Long

Published: 8/29/2016

COLUMBUS — Doris Ann Long died Aug. 27, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Antonio Jones

Published: 8/29/2016

MILLPORT, Ala. — Antonio Maurice Jones, 31, died Aug. 24, 2016, at his residence. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Holly Grove... read more

 

 

Emma Watkins

Published: 8/29/2016

WEST POINT — Emma Grace Watkins, 80, died Aug. 24, 2016, at his residence in Woodland. Services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lower Prairie Creek MB Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Henry Berry

Published: 8/29/2016

WEST POINT — Henry Lloyd Berry, 86, died Aug. 22, 2016, in Meridian. Services were at noon Sunday at U.F.C.W. Local #1529 Union Hall with the Rev. Dennis Hannah officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Myra Schamel

Myra Schamel

Published: 8/27/2016

Myra Lois Grant Schamel, 84, of Caledonia, MS passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS. Visitation was held Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 1:30 PM-3:00... read more

 

 

Jason Locke

Published: 8/27/2016

STEENS — Jason “J.J.” Lee Locke, 29, died Aug. 25, 2016, in Vernon, Alabama. Services are at 3:00 p.m. today at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with James Black and Michael Thomas... read more

 

 

Angie Strickland

Angie Strickland

Published: 8/27/2016

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Angie Strickland, 41, died Aug. 26, 2016, at her residence. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Blaylock and William... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’

Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’

Mr. Wilder’s neurotic comic persona added a special edge to numerous hits, including “Blazing Saddles” and “Stir Crazy.”

 

Antony Jay, a Machiavelli Scholar and a Creator of ‘Yes Minister,’ Dies at 86

Antony Jay, a Machiavelli Scholar and a Creator of ‘Yes Minister,’ Dies at 86

A writer and producer who, drawing parallels between kings and business leaders, highlighted the machinations of government.

 

Daniel Z. Nelson, Who Put Classrooms in High-Rises, Dies at 86

Daniel Z. Nelson, Who Put Classrooms in High-Rises, Dies at 86

Mr. Nelson presided over the New York City Educational Construction Fund, a public benefit corporation that helped create classrooms in partnership with developers.

 

Harry Fujiwara, Wrestling Villain Mr. Fuji, Dies at 82

Harry Fujiwara, Wrestling Villain Mr. Fuji, Dies at 82

Mr. Fuji, whose signature move was hurling a handful of salt into opponents’ eyes, won several tag-team titles with Professor Toru Tanaka.

 

Bill Lenkaitis, Patriots Lineman and Team Dentist, Dies at 70

Bill Lenkaitis, Patriots Lineman and Team Dentist, Dies at 70

Lenkaitis started 119 games for the New England Patriots from 1971 to 1981 and earned a dental degree during the off-season.

 

Juan Gabriel, a Pop Music ‘Icon’ in Mexico, Dies at 66

Juan Gabriel, a Pop Music ‘Icon’ in Mexico, Dies at 66

A prolific singer and songwriter, he was nominated for six Grammys and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

Gene Wilder | 1933-2016

Gene Wilder | 1933-2016

Mr. Wilder, a comic actor known for his delightfully neurotic performances, died at his home in Stamford, Conn., on Monday. His film career began in the 1960s.

 

Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Former Israeli Defense Minister, Dies at 80

Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Former Israeli Defense Minister, Dies at 80

Mr. Ben-Eliezer, who was born in Iraq, served in the military for 30 years, held senior positions in government and was close to Arab leaders.

 

Josephine Del Deo, Who Fought to Preserve Cape Cod Shoreline, Dies at 90

Josephine Del Deo, Who Fought to Preserve Cape Cod Shoreline, Dies at 90

Ms. Del Deo, a bohemian writer nicknamed the Muse of True History, helped ensure that Provincetown, Mass., would continue to appear much as it did in the days of Thoreau.

 

Jane Thompson, Designer Who Helped Transform Waterfronts, Dies at 89

Jane Thompson, Designer Who Helped Transform Waterfronts, Dies at 89

She joined her husband, Benjamin C. Thompson, in planning festival marketplaces including Faneuil Hall, the South Street Seaport, and Harborplace in Baltimore.

 

John Ellenby, Visionary Who Helped Create Early Laptop, Dies at 75

John Ellenby, Visionary Who Helped Create Early Laptop, Dies at 75

Mr. Ellenby founded Grid Systems, where the Compass was produced. It went on to become a tool for big corporations, government spies, White House officials and astronauts.

 

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