OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/27/2015

 

Richard Robinson

Richard Wayne Robinson, age 68, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 17, 2015, at his residence. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with... read more

 

Willie Wallace

Willie Wallace

Willie Edward “Whoop” Wallace, 25, died Feb. 17, 2015. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Providence MB Church in Reform, Alabama, with the Rev. Ronald Randolph officiating. Mr. Wallace was born Sept. 24, 1989,... read more

 

Terry Sledge

Terry Sledge

COLUMBUS — Terry Gene Sledge Sr., 49, died Feb. 23, 2015, in Columbus. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at 6th Avenue MB Church with the Rev. Bobby Woodrick officiating. Burial will follow at Sandfield Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

Frances Hill

Frances Thompson Hill died Wednesday, February 25, at her home in West Point following a courageous battle with cancer. Throughout her illness she was surrounded by devoted friends and family members. Frances was born May... read more

 

Dellas Halfacre

Dellas Halfacre

STARKVILLE — Dellas Thomas Halfacre, 94, died Feb. 18, 2015, in Starkville. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove MB Church in Crawford with the Rev. Nathaniel Rice officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove... read more

 

Wayne Crowson

Wayne B. Crowson, 70, died Feb. 26, 2015, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial is 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Tippah... read more

 

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Smith died Feb. 26, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Ora Moore

ETHELSVILLE, Ala. — Ora Moore died Feb. 26, 2015, at her residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

James Eads

COLUMBUS — James Melvin Eads, 72, died Feb. 26, 2015, at his residence. Services are noon Saturday at Lowndes Funeral Home with James Gardner. Burial will follow at Eastview Church Cemetery. Visitation is two hours before... read more

 

Lt. Col. Melvin Rogers

Lt. Col. Melvin, (retired) USMC, died February 23, 2015. He was 68. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.. Monday, March 2 at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1692 Highway 25 S, Starkville MS 39759. Public visitation... read more

 

Henry Cox Pilkinton III

Henry Cox Pilkinton III, age 85, died at home with his sons by his side on February 25 after a brief battle with cancer. Henry was born in 1929 in Artesia, Mississippi to the late... read more

 

Robert Dean Swartz

Robert Dean Swartz, 64, of Columbus, MS passed away February 25, 2015 at his home. Dean was born on June 25, 1950, in Atchison, Kansas. His family moved to Columbus in 1963. He... read more

 

Thomas Price Caldwell, Jr.

Thomas Price Caldwell, Jr., 74, died Wednesday morning, February 25, 2015 at home, following a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was a Professor of English at both Mississippi State University, where he started the Creative Writing... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

James May

Published: 2/26/2015

WINFIELD, Ala. — James Leon May, 78, died Feb. 23, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Miles Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive... read more

 

 

Dean Swartz

Published: 2/26/2015

COLUMBUS — Dean Swartz, 64 died Feb. 25, 2015, at his residence. Services are incomplete And will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Joyce Cunningham

Published: 2/26/2015

WEST POINT — Joyce House Cunningham, 79, died Feb. 23, 2015, in West Point. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Pool’s MB Church in West Point with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Eddie Lee Bankhead

Eddie Lee Bankhead

Published: 2/26/2015

Eddie Lee Bankhead, 68 of Columbus, (Caledonia) Mississippi, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 18, 2015 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ. He is survived... read more

 

 

Ernesteen Hammond

Published: 2/25/2015

NORTHPORT, Ala. — Ernesteen Hitt Hammond, 93, died Feb. 23, 2015, at Brookdale Place in Northport. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Unity Grove United Methodist Church in Palmetto with... read more

 

 

Dewey Howard

Published: 2/25/2015

HAMILTON — Dewey Howard Jones, 74, died Feb. 24, 2015, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home with Billy Keith... read more

 

 

James Storie

Published: 2/25/2015

James W. Storie, 84, died Feb. 22, 2015. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Ridout’s Trussville Chapel. He is survived by his... read more

 

 

Laura Battle

Published: 2/25/2015

MACON — Laura Mae Battle, 77, died Feb. 24, 2015, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Elon Baptist Church in Macon. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

John Odom

Published: 2/24/2015

John “Howard” Odom, age 75, was called home by his Lord and Savior, February 19 2015. He passed away peacefully, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family. A... read more

 

 

Mariano Marcelo

Mariano Marcelo

Published: 2/24/2015

COLUMBUS — Mariano C. Marcelo, 88, died Feb. 18, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are entrusted to Carter’s Funeral Service of Columbus. Mr. Marcelo was born in the Philippines... read more

 

 

Jimmie Berryhill

Published: 2/24/2015

WEST POINT — Jimmie Dell Caradine Berryhill, 86, died Feb. 22, 2015, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home with the... read more

 

 

Pernell Ellis

Published: 2/24/2015

Pernell Ellis, 79, of Columbus, MS passed away February 20, 2015 at Trinity Place Personal Care, Columbus, MS. Lowndes Funeral Home and Crematory of Columbus, MS is in charge of... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

John Fairchild, Editor of Women’s Wear Daily, Dies at 87

John Fairchild, Editor of Women’s Wear Daily, Dies at 87

As publisher and editor, Mr. Fairchild transformed his family’s fusty trade publication into a must-read among fashion elites.






 

Oscar Diaz, Boxer Injured in ’08, Dies at 32

Diaz, a former welterweight champion from San Antonio, sustained a debilitating brain injury during a fight nearly seven years ago and spent two months in a coma.






 

Don Johnson, a Yankees Sensation Who Fizzled Out, Dies at 88

Don Johnson, a Yankees Sensation Who Fizzled Out, Dies at 88

Johnson, a hard-throwing pitcher who showed flashes of greatness in 1947, struggled with injuries and off-the-field troubles, finishing his major league career with only 27 wins.






 

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Mr. Nimoy won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-Vulcan first officer in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek.”






 

Irving Kahn, Oldest Active Wall Street Investor, Dies at 109

Irving Kahn, Oldest Active Wall Street Investor, Dies at 109

Mr. Kahn was a contrarian adherent who left Lehman Brothers in 1978 to open Kahn Brothers Group with two of his sons.






 

Robert Benmosche, Rescuer of A.I.G., Dies at 70

Mr. Benmosche came out of retirement in 2009 to turn around the company, the worst casualty of the global financial crisis, which the American taxpayers spent $182 billion to bail out.






 

For Leonard Nimoy, Spock’s Hold Made Reaching Escape Velocity Futile

The irresistibly distinct, coldblooded and cerebral Mr. Spock was something new and long-lasting.

 

Earl Lloyd, N.B.A.’s First Black Player, Dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, N.B.A.’s First Black Player, Dies at 86

Lloyd, who made his debut for the Washington Capitols in October 1950, played in the N.B.A. for nine seasons and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.






 

Jerry Lambert, Jockey Who Won Over 2,500 Races, Dies at 74

Jerry Lambert, Jockey Who Won Over 2,500 Races, Dies at 74

Lambert was the regular rider of the Hall of Fame gelding Native Diver, and together they won Hollywood Gold Cups in 1965, ’66 and ’67.






 

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Ex-President of University of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Ex-President of University of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

He stood up to the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs.






 

Ariel Camacho, Lead Singer of Los Plebes del Rancho, Dies at 22

Ariel Camacho, Lead Singer of Los Plebes del Rancho, Dies at 22

Mr. Camacho, who played guitar and wrote songs as well as singing, was idolized by youngsters in rural Mexico and had begun amassing a fan base on the other side of the border.






 

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