OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 10/23/2014
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Leroy Jermaine Johnson, 51, died Sept. 19, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in East St. Louis. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Benchmark Memorial Life Center Chapel with Barry Bradley officiating.... read more
COLUMBUS — David Moore, 78, died Oct. 16, 2014, at his residence. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses with William Lenoir officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation is today... read more
Clemmie Jermaine Guines, 33, died Oct. 18, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the West Point Civic Center. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Friday... read more
WEST POINT — Kathryn Provencher, 85, died Oct. 21, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating. Burial will follow... read more
SULLIGENT, Ala. — James Arnald Stanford, 68, died Sept. 30, 2014, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are 3 p.m. Friday at Chandler Funeral Home with Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at... read more
AMORY — Randy K. Henry, 57, died Oct. 22, 2014, at his residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Calvert Funeral Home. read more
Pamela Norman Hubert, 55 of Caledonia, MS passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at her residence. A Memorial Celebration will be held Friday, October 24, 2014 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Lake Lowndes Park,... read more
Rev. James Kelly Unger, Jr., 88, died the 21st of October at his home in West Point. Services will be at 11 AM Friday the 24th of October at the First Presbyterian Church E.P.C. Services will... read more
SULLIGENT, Ala. — Joe Wayne Smith, 64, died Oct. 12, 2014, at Generations of Vernon. Memorial services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Brad Thomas officiating. Visitation... read more
DEKALB — Lillie White, 94, died Oct. 18, 2014, at Belhaven Senior Care in Jackson. Services are Saturday at Liberty United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cleveland Hayes officiating. Burial will... read more
Mrs. Christine C. Heath, 88, of Macon passed away at Elderly Care Center of Macon on Monday, October 20, 2014. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014... read more
WEST POINT — David Michael Reid Jr., 53, died Oct. 20, 2014, at his residence. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with James Towery officiating. Visitation... read more
DEKALB — Shirley Grady Toole, 49, died Oct. 21, 2014, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. Services are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home.... read more
COLUMBUS — Yvetta D. Hudgins, 50, died Oct. 21, 2014, in Jackson. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more
Myrtle Ruth Foreman, 78 of Columbus, MS passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Windsor Place, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6 – 8 PM... read more
COLUMBUS — Pamela Hubert, 55, died Oct. 19, 2014, at her residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more
MASHULAVILLE — Jim B. Richards, 84, died Oct. 20, 2014, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Hope Baptist Church with Jason Smith and... read more
ALICEVILLE, Ala. — James Porter “Shug” Henders I, 88, died Oct. 19, 2014, at Sansing Country Home in Carrollton, Alabama. Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hebron United Methodist Church... read more
ABERDEEN — Robert Lawson Grimes, 76, died Oct. 20, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services are Thursday at Aberdeen First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Tisdale-Lann... read more
WEST POINT — James Lockhart, died Oct. 20, 2014, at his residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Frank Mankiewicz, Press Secretary to Robert F. Kennedy, Dies at 90
After growing up amid Hollywood royalty, Mr. Mankiewicz became a writer and Democratic strategist who drew the sad task of announcing Mr. Kennedy’s death in 1968.
Donald A. Pels, Media Executive and Philanthropist, Dies at 86
Mr. Pels, whose early investment in cellphone networks paid off for his company and for himself, had become a major philanthropist in his later years.
Rick S. Piltz, Firebrand on Climate, Dies at 71
Mr. Piltz, a climate policy analyst, resigned from the administration of George W. Bush in 2005, accusing it of distorting scientific findings for political reasons and then releasing internal White House documents to support his contention.
Carolyn Rovee-Collier, Who Said Babies Have Clear Memories, Is Dead at 72
Dr. Rovee-Collier, a developmental psychologist at Rutgers University, showed in a series of papers in the early 1980s that babies remembered plenty.
Gough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98
Mr. Whitlam, who introduced free university education and national health care as prime minister in the 1970s, was noted for his early recognition of China’s government.
Raphael Ravenscroft, Saxophonist on ‘Baker Street,’ Dies at 60
Mr. Ravenscroft played one of the most recognizable saxophone solos in popular music on Gerry Rafferty’s 1978 hit “Baker Street.”
René Burri, Photographer of Picasso and Che, Dies at 81
Mr. Burri was a globe-trotting photographer who documented figures like Pablo Picasso and Che Guevara, as well as urban scenes and war.
Raymond Beadle, Drag Racer, Is Dead at 70
Beadle, who often drove a car called the Blue Max, was a three-time funny car world champion and the owner of a championship Nascar team.
Op-Talk: Retweet If You’re Grieving
A celebrity’s death now entails a compulsory tweet to express loss and sadness — in 140 characters or less. How has the Internet changed how we mourn?
Nelson Bunker Hunt, 88, Oil Tycoon With a Texas-Size Presence, Dies
The eccentric scion of a prominent Dallas family that made a fortune in oil, Mr. Hunt tried and failed to corner the world’s silver market in 1980.
Stephen Paulus, Classical Composer Rich in Lyricism, Dies at 65
Mr. Paulus’s warmly received musical output was prodigious, including 13 operas and some 400 choral works.
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