OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 8/31/2014

 

Gene Decker

WEST POINT — Albert Eugene Decker II, 78, died Aug. 26, 2014, at his residence. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at his home. Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Mr. Decker was born in Clay... read more

 

Patsy Carver

Patsy C. Carver age 81 died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbus. Services will be held Monday September 01, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Bray officiating,... read more

 

Emma L. Conner

MACON — Emma L. Conner died Aug. 27, 2014, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

Janet Pate

KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. — Janet Foreman Pate, 48, died Aug. 29, 2014, at St. Thomas Midtown Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Jason Allison officiating. Burial... read more

 

Wallace Harris

VERNON, Ala. — Wallace Ray Harris, 70, died Aug. 28, 2014, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are 2 p.m. today at Chandler Funeral Home in Vernon with Jerry Smith Arnold Sheets officiating.... read more

 

Charlotte Nevins

HAMILTON — Charlotte Dynell Nevins, 60, died Aug. 27, 2014, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Wilson and William... read more

 

Eva Ward

COLUMBUS — Eva Mae Ward, 93, died Aug. 29, 2014, at her residence. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship Cemetery. Lowndes Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Mrs. Ward was born in Carrollton, Alabama,... read more

 

Robert Smith

MACON — Robert Smith, 69, died Aug. 23, 2014, at his residence. Services are noon today at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel in Macon with Admire Grondy officiating. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery. Visitation was Aug.... read more

 

Emma J. Conner

COLUMBUS — Emma J. Shelton Conner, 65, died Aug. 24, 2014, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Hopewell MB Church with Jessie Hutton officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Dorothy Johnson

Dorothy Johnson

Published: 8/29/2014

CRAWFORD — Dorothy Hayes Johnson, 72, died Aug. 18, 2014, at Greenwood Leflore Medical Center. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Charity Full Gospel Church in Columbus with Rene Reed officiating.... read more

 

 

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson

Published: 8/29/2014

COLUMBUS ­­­­­— Linda Joyce Johnson, 51, died Aug. 19, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Beulah Grove Full Gospel Baptist Church in Artesia with Timothy... read more

 

 

Rosemary Lee

Rosemary Lee

Published: 8/29/2014

COLUMBUS — Rosemary Lee, 49, died Aug. 20, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Providence MB Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joe L.... read more

 

 

Mattie Foster

Mattie Foster

Published: 8/29/2014

COLUMBUS — Mattie Foster, 98, died Aug. 21, 2014, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John MB Church with the Rev. Joe Brooks officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

James Edwards

James Edwards

Published: 8/29/2014

COLUMBUS — The Rev. James Earl “Bear” Edwards, 71, died Aug. 23, 2014, at Aurora Health and Rehab. Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Carter’s Funeral Services Chapel in Columbus. ... read more

 

 

Theresa Harris

Published: 8/29/2014

STEENS — Theresa S. Harris, 60, died Aug. 25, 2014, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Tenth Avenue Church of Christ in Columbus. Burial will follow at Memorial... read more

 

 

Billy Cargile

Published: 8/29/2014

MILLPORT, Ala. — Billy Wayne Cargile, 70, died Aug. 26, 2014. Services are 2 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel of Millport with Dustin Semore officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Gwenevere Roberson

Gwenevere Roberson

Published: 8/29/2014

COLUMBUS — Gwenevere Roberson, 46, died Aug. 11, 2014, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Stephen Chapel MB Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joe L. Peoples... read more

 

 

Martha Cole

Published: 8/29/2014

LA PORTE, Ind. — Martha Evelyn Cole, 80, died Aug. 26, 2014, at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City, Indiana. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel... read more

 

 

Johnny Rice

Published: 8/29/2014

STARKVILLE — Johnny James Rice, 67, died Aug. 24, 2014, in Starkville. Services are 11 Saturday at Austin Church of Christ with the Rev. Tyrone Stallings officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Walter Wood

Published: 8/29/2014

MABEN — Walter A. Wood, 83, died Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence. Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Maben with the Rev. Randle Poss and... read more

 

 

Belton Lang

Published: 8/29/2014

PLUM GROVE — Belton Lang, 83, died Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Glenn Cornick, Original Bassist in Jethro Tull, Dies at 67

Glenn Cornick, Original Bassist in Jethro Tull, Dies at 67

Mr. Cornick was a founding member of a British band that began with a blues sound and expanded steadily in scope.






 

Werner Franz, Survivor of the Hindenburg’s Crew, Dies at 92

Werner Franz, Survivor of the Hindenburg’s Crew, Dies at 92

Mr. Franz was a 14-year-old cabin boy when the immense German zeppelin erupted into flames. He was believed to be the last surviving member of the crew.






 

A. J. Langguth, a Former Times Correspondent, Dies at 81

A. J. Langguth, a Former Times Correspondent, Dies at 81

Mr. Langguth covered the trial of Jack Ruby and the Vietnam War for The Times, and later became an author and a journalism professor.






 

Carol Vadnais, All-Star and Stalwart on the Rangers, Dies at 68

Carol Vadnais, All-Star and Stalwart on the Rangers, Dies at 68

Vadnais, who began his career when the N.H.L. had six teams, won Stanley Cup titles with Montreal in 1968 and Boston in 1972 before playing with the Rangers.






 

Yves Carcelle, Empire Builder at Louis Vuitton, Dies at 66

Yves Carcelle, Empire Builder at Louis Vuitton, Dies at 66

Mr. Carcelle, who led the Louis Vuitton brand and later ran LVMH’s fashion division, was the main architect of an expansion into Asia and other international markets.






 

David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75

David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75

Mr. Rosand, who began teaching at Columbia in the mid-’60s, specialized in Venetian painting but had wide art knowledge beyond his immediate field.






 

Sandy Wilson, Composer and Writer of ‘The Boy Friend,’ Dies at 90

Sandy Wilson, Composer and Writer of ‘The Boy Friend,’ Dies at 90

Mr. Wilson wrote the book and composed the score for the musical “The Boy Friend,” Julie Andrews’s Broadway debut and later a Ken Russell movie.






 

George Barrett, Tennessee Lawyer Who Fought for Desegregation, Dies at 86

George Barrett, Tennessee Lawyer Who Fought for Desegregation, Dies at 86

Representing a professor from Tennessee State University, Mr. Barrett — who said he aspired to be a “social engineer” — took on a case that lasted 38 years.






 

John A. Walker Jr., Ringleader of Spy Family, Dies at 77

John A. Walker Jr., Ringleader of Spy Family, Dies at 77

Mr. Walker was a Navy communications specialist when he began spying for the Soviets at the height of the Cold War in 1967.






 

John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66

John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66

Mr. Mroz was a co-founder and chief executive of the EastWest Institute, a New York-based group specializing in international conflict resolution.






 

Arthur H. White, 90, Gauged Public Opinion and Encouraged Reading

Arthur H. White, 90, Gauged Public Opinion and Encouraged Reading

Mr. White was a co-founder of the research firm Yankelovich, Skelly & White, who went on to help start many nonprofits, including Reading Is Fundamental.






 

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