OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 4/28/2016

 

David Todd

STARKVILLE — David Clyde Todd, 80, died April 26, 2016, at his residence. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home Chapel in Starkville. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be... read more

 

Clevester Rice

MACON —Clevester “Clee” Rice, 86, died April 21, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at New Hope UM Church with the Rev. Ricky Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in... read more

 

Jesse Criddle

COLUMBUS — Jesse Merl Criddle, 74, died April 26, 2016, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Eugenia Summer

Published: 4/27/2016

Emily Eugenia Summer, age 92, died April 23, 2016, at Trinity Personal Care. She was born to Charles Edgar Summer and Emily O’Rorke Summer in Newton, Mississippi, June 13, 1923, along... read more

 

 

Jessie Cobb

Published: 4/27/2016

COLUMBUS — Jessie Cobb, 95, died April 25, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Carter’s Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial... read more

 

 

Randall Gray

Published: 4/26/2016

GREENWOOD — Randall “Randy” Lee Gray, 43, died April 24, 2016. Services are today at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Lloyd Sweat officiating. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation was... read more

 

 

Georgianna McClure

Published: 4/26/2016

WEST POINT — Georgianna McClure, 94, died April 24, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in... read more

 

 

Michael Fowler

Published: 4/26/2016

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Michael Brooks Fowler, 57, died April 24, 2016. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Macidonia Cemetery. Visitation is... read more

 

 

Roy Sykes

Published: 4/26/2016

ABERDEEN —Roy Franklin Sykes, 62, died April 24, 2016, at his residence. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with Dempsey Rowland, Robert Moore and Sonny Clay... read more

 

 

Marilyon O'Connell

Published: 4/26/2016

ABERDEEN — Marilyn Fowler O’Connell, 66, died April 23, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services are today at 2 p.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Van Moore... read more

 

 

Frances Madison

Published: 4/25/2016

Frances Patty Madison, 94, of Brooksville, MS. departed our presence here on this earth and ascended to the heavens on Sunday, April 24, 2016. A graveside service will... read more

 

 

Reba Malone

Published: 4/25/2016

HAMILTON — Reba Carnel Sanders Malone, 88, died April 23, 2016, at her residence. Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home with Roger McGrew officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Brenda McNees

Published: 4/25/2016

VERNON, Ala. — Brenda T. McNees, 64, died April 22, 2016, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Services are 4 p.m. Monday at Chandler Funeral Home with Eddie Finch officiating.... read more

 

 

Emily Summer

Published: 4/25/2016

Emily Eugenia Summer, 92, died April 23, 2016, at Trinity Personal Care Home. Mass of Resurrection is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Annunciation Catholic Church with Robert Dore officiating. Visitation is... read more

 

 

Jimmy Kell

Published: 4/25/2016

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Jimmy Kell, 66, died April 21, 2016, at his residence. Services are 2 p.m. today at Union Chapel Baptist Church with BJ Mills and James Godsey officiating.... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Harry Wu, Who Told World of Abuses in China, Dies at 79

Harry Wu, Who Told World of Abuses in China, Dies at 79

Mr. Wu was brutalized for 19 years in Communist labor camps, and later returned to his homeland undercover to expose prison conditions.

 

Les Waas, Adman, Dies at 94; Gave Mister Softee a Soundtrack

Les Waas, Adman, Dies at 94; Gave Mister Softee a Soundtrack

His jingle, a herald of summer in the city, and of the ice cream man down the block, is the textbook embodiment of an earworm: once heard, never forgotten.

 

Insider Podcasts: The Last Word: Inside the Times’ Obits Department

Insider Podcasts: The Last Word: Inside the Times’ Obits Department

The editor of the Obituaries section, William McDonald, talks about “Obits,” the movie and obits, the job.

 

Ozzie Silna, Savvy A.B.A Owner Who Got Rich Off the N.B.A., Dies at 83

Ozzie Silna, Savvy A.B.A Owner Who Got Rich Off the N.B.A., Dies at 83

A businessman who made millions off N.B.A. television contracts long after the team he co-owned with his brother, Daniel, was dissolved.

 

Horace Ward, U.S. Judge Who Triumphed Over Bias, Dies at 88

Horace Ward, U.S. Judge Who Triumphed Over Bias, Dies at 88

Mr. Ward sued the University of Georgia after it rejected his law school application because of his race. He became Georgia’s first black federal judge.

 

Winston Hill, Durable Lineman for ’69 Champion Jets, Is Dead at 74

Winston Hill, Durable Lineman for ’69 Champion Jets, Is Dead at 74

Hill made eight All-Star teams and protected the blindside of quarterback Joe Namath during the team’s only Super Bowl victory.

 

Robert J. Cooper, 39, Creator of Popular Elderflower Liqueur, Dies

Robert J. Cooper, 39, Creator of Popular Elderflower Liqueur, Dies

Mr. Cooper’s 2007 concoction, St-Germain, was so embraced by the cocktail crowd that it became known as “bartender’s ketchup.”

 

Richard Lyons, 57, a Founder of the Subversive Band Negativland, Dies

Richard Lyons, 57, a Founder of the Subversive Band Negativland, Dies

Since the late 1970s, his subversive media-hacking band has functioned more like a collective with a fluctuating membership.

 

Madeleine Sherwood, 93, Actress on Stage, Film and ‘Flying Nun,’ Dies

Madeleine Sherwood, 93, Actress on Stage, Film and ‘Flying Nun,’ Dies

A Canadian who originated the Broadway role of Abigail in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” she also starred in stage and film versions of Tennessee Williams plays.

 

Maurice Kenny, Who Explored His Mohawk Heritage in Poetry, Dies at 86

Maurice Kenny, Who Explored His Mohawk Heritage in Poetry, Dies at 86

Mr. Kenny gave voice in his verse to historical figures of New York State, both white and Native American.

 

Billy Paul, Singer of the Hit ‘Me and Mrs. Jones,’ Dies at 81

Billy Paul, Singer of the Hit ‘Me and Mrs. Jones,’ Dies at 81

Mr. Paul’s 1972 ballad about an illicit romance was a success that he was unable to repeat in his later career.

 

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