OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 5/24/2018

 

Robert Butler

Robert Linwood Butler, age 86, of Columbus, MS, passed away May 22, 2018, at his residence. Funeral services will be Friday, May 25, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel 2nd Ave. location with... read more

 

Jimmy Dickerson

STARKVILLE — Minister Jimmy Dickerson, 86, died May 20, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Pheba. Interment will follow in Chickie Hill Cemetery. Visitation will... read more

 

Olivia Bishop-Hill

STARKVILLE — Olivia Bishop-Hill, 84, died May 21, 2018, in Brandon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin U.M. Church with Rev. Ozell Landfair officiating. Burial will follow in Plairs Cemetery. Visitation will be... read more

 

Arnell Smith

AMORY — Arnell Smith, 88, died May 22, 2018, at Diversicare of Amory. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Wayne Mathis officiating. Burial will follow in Howell Cemetery in... read more

 

Richard Murray, Sr.

MANTEE — Richard S. Murray, Sr., 66, died May 21, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at noon Saturday at Second M.B. Church in Houston with Rev. Dossie Gates officiating. Burial will follow in Cousins... read more

 

Katherine Brooks

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Katherine G. “Kathalean” Brooks, 90, died May 18, 2018, at Northport Medical Center in Northport, Alabama. Home Going Celebration services will be at noon Saturday at Nibethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Anthony... read more

 

J.C. Gregory, Sr.

J.C. Gregory, Sr.

James C. Gregory Sr., age 91, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbus. Services will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Memorial Gunter Peel 2nd Ave N. Chapel with... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Major Tommy Erby

Major Tommy Erby

Published: 5/23/2018

Tommy Lee Erby was born on January 17, 1943, to the late Joseph C. Sr. and Tinnie Erby. He was the youngest of his siblings, Joseph “Sonny” Erby and Linda Baxter.... read more

 

 

James Gregory, Sr.

Published: 5/23/2018

COLUMBUS — James C. Gregory, Sr., 91, died May 22, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, Second... read more

 

 

Avery Robertson

Published: 5/23/2018

VERNON, Ala. — Andrew Avery Robertson, 74, died May 20, 2018, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel... read more

 

 

William Hazlett

Published: 5/23/2018

LOUISVILLE — William Sterling Hazlett, 85, died May 21, 2018, at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville with... read more

 

 

Sharon Gilleylen-Poston

Published: 5/23/2018

WEST POINT — Sharon Darcel Gilleylen-Poston, 63, died May 18, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rose of Sharon Church of... read more

 

 

Johnny Hamblin

Published: 5/23/2018

WEST POINT — John Willard “Johnny” Hamblin, 72, died May 21, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Riverside Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Sallee... read more

 

 

Johnnie Sanders

Published: 5/23/2018

COLUMBUS — Johnnie Sanders, 86, died May 22, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

 

Wilbur Bell

Published: 5/23/2018

STARKVILLE — Wilbur Hester Bell, 89, died May 20, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Welch Funeral Home Chapel with Dr.... read more

 

 

Lee Ann Bosman

Published: 5/22/2018

Lee Ann Bosman, age 47, of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018,... read more

 

 

William Johnson

Published: 5/22/2018

DEKALB — William Earl Johnson, 75, died May 19, 2018, at John C. Stennis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Kaylin Carter

Published: 5/22/2018

DEKALB — Kaylin Carter, 3, died May 18, 2018, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Raymond Williams

Published: 5/22/2018

AMORY — Raymond Edward Williams, 78, died May 20, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Laszlo Tabori, Celebrated Hungarian Runner Who Bolted to U.S., Dies at 86

Laszlo Tabori, Celebrated Hungarian Runner Who Bolted to U.S., Dies at 86

Tabori became the third man to run the mile in under four minutes before defecting from his native Hungary to the United States.

 

Dave Garcia, M.L.B. Manager and Minor League Mainstay, Dies at 97

Dave Garcia, M.L.B. Manager and Minor League Mainstay, Dies at 97

Garcia played more than 14 seasons in the minors and hung on as a coach, manager and sage in the majors, doggedly loyal to baseball to the end.

 

Faith Whittlesey, Conservative Voice and Reagan Aide, Dies at 79

Faith Whittlesey, Conservative Voice and Reagan Aide, Dies at 79

The only woman on the president’s senior staff, she courted the religious right in helping to build a Reagan coalition and alienated feminists.

 

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

Mr. Roth won almost all the major literary awards and published an exceptional sequence of historical novels in his 60s, an age when many writers are winding down.

 

Joan Wile, a Grandmother Against the War in Iraq, Dies at 86

Joan Wile, a Grandmother Against the War in Iraq, Dies at 86

She and other contemporaries held weekly curbside protests in New York for nearly nine years and was arrested twice when they took on Times Square military recruiters.

 

Luis Posada Carriles, Who Waged Quest to Oust Castro, Dies at 90

Luis Posada Carriles, Who Waged Quest to Oust Castro, Dies at 90

Mr. Posada was linked to bombings and plots, worked for the C.I.A., survived an assassination attempt and was jailed in at least three countries.

 

Clint Walker, Western Star Tall in the Saddle, Is Dead at 90

Clint Walker, Western Star Tall in the Saddle, Is Dead at 90

The 6-foot-6 Mr. Walker played the title role in the long-running ABC series “Cheyenne” and was also seen in movies like “The Dirty Dozen.”

 

Carol Mann, Golf Star and L.P.G.A. Leader, Is Dead at 77

Carol Mann, Golf Star and L.P.G.A. Leader, Is Dead at 77

One of the leading female golfers of the 1960s and ’70s, she later became president of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

 

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Vatican Conservative, Dies at 88

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Vatican Conservative, Dies at 88

A Colombian, he held top posts in the Vatican, figuring in controversies on sexual abuse and liberation theology and favoring the Latin Mass.

 

Geoffrey Hendricks, 86, Attention-Getting Fluxus Artist, Dies

Geoffrey Hendricks, 86, Attention-Getting Fluxus Artist, Dies

Mr. Hendricks, known for both his sky paintings and his experiments in art as performance, was also a longtime teacher at Rutgers.

 

Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz and Their Mutual Friend

Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz and Their Mutual Friend

In 1988, Mr. Kravitz moved one floor below Michael Goldstein’s apartment in SoHo. Soon, the former music publicist, who had worked closely with Jimi Hendrix, would become a mentor and father figure to Mr. Kravitz.

 

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