OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 10/8/2015
On the morning of Sunday, October 4, 2015, James “T” Thomas was called home. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by family. “T” was 76 years old. He was born in the town... read more
Philip Neal Locke, 47, of Sulligent, AL passed away October, 4, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation was be Wednesday, October, 7, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. A... read more
COLUMBUS — Maurice McCoy, 51, died Oct. 8, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Macon. read more
CALEDONIA — George Galjour, 61, died Oct. 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more
COLUMBUS — Shirley Scales, 91, died Oct. 7, 2015, at the Windsor Place. Services are 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Saturday... read more
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Erik Alexander Mangrum, 43, died Sept. 27, 2015, at Cape Coral Hospital. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at New Zion MB Church in Steens with Vernell Davis officiating. Burial will follow at... read more
AMORY — Donny Presley, 62, died Oct. 6, 2015, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Truman Carter and Scott Kitchens officiating. Burial will... read more
WEST POINT — Charlene “Lizzie” Walker, 55, died Oct. 2, 2015, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Union Star MB Church in West Point with the Rev. James A. Richardson. Burial will follow... read more
MACON — William Gray Boykin, 78, died Oct. 7, 2015, at Noxubee General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cockrell Funeral Home in Macon. read more
PRAIRIE — Bobbie Ann Weed, 74, died Oct. 4, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Services are 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.... read more
Frances Lucile Payne Kitchens, age 85, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Friday, October 02, 2015. Born September 11, 1930, in Akron, Alabama, she was the baby... read more
Philip Neal Locke, 47, of Sulligent, AL passed away October, 4, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Wednesday, October, 7, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Lowndes... read more
Lon Freamon Clemmons, 91, of Columbus, MS passed away Saturday, October 03, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital- GT. Visitation was Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at... read more
Paul Allen Nance, age 74, of Columbus, MS, passed away October 3, 2015, at Aurora Health & Rehab. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 1:30 PM at Fairview... read more
KOSCIUSKO — Paul M. Gillis, 68, died Oct. 3, 2015, at Martha Jo Leslie State Veterans Home. Services are 11:30 a.m. today at Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville... read more
GHOLSON — Betty Jane Bouchillon Conner, 81, died October 3, 2015, at Noxubee County Nursing Home. Services are 2 p.m. today at Soul Harbor Pentecostal Church in Shuqualak. Burial will follow... read more
COLUMBUS — Linda Hawkins, 60, died Oct. 5, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more
STARKVILLE —Bettie Jean Howell, 73, died Oct. 1, 2015, in Starkville. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Chapel Baptist Church in Starkville with the Rev. Christopher Mays officiating. Burial... read more
ERNON, Ala. — Kenneth Lee McAdams, 52, died Oct. 4, 2014, at his residence. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation... read more
COLUMBUS —James Blunt, 75, died Oct. 4, 2015, at Aurora Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more
KATHLEEN, Ga. — Billie Jane Kidd, 81, died Oct. 4, 2015. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Shirley Hills Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Tifton, Georgia.... read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Donald Seawell Dies at 103, Leaving His Stamp on Denver
After years as a New York lawyer and producer, Mr. Seawell led The Denver Post and founded Denver’s performing arts center.
Paul Prudhomme, Chef Who Put Cajun Cooking on National Stage, Dies at 75
Mr. Prudhomme combined Deep South tradition with fresh, local ingredients, opening restaurants, marketing spice mixes and hosting popular TV shows.
Harry Gallatin, Rugged and Durable Hall of Famer With the Knicks, Dies at 88
Gallatin was a ferocious rebounder who played nine seasons for the Knicks in the 1950s, appearing in 746 consecutive games when pro basketball was a low-paid game for smaller, thinner men.
Billy Joe Royal, Singer, Dies at 73; His ‘Down in the Boondocks’ Was a Hit
Mr. Royal, whose biggest hits were songs written and produced by Joe South, was best known for the 1965 record “Down in the Boondocks.”
Kevin Corcoran, a Child Actor Mainstay for Disney, Dies at 66
Mr. Corcoran appeared in numerous Disney films and television shows, including “Old Yeller,” before moving to the production side of the business.
Chantal Akerman, Whose Films Examined Women’s Inner Lives, Dies at 65
Ms. Akerman, a Belgian whose latest work is at the New York Film Festival, created ruminative observations of women, sometimes punctuated by violence.
Sue Petersen Lubow, Athletic Director at Merchant Marine Academy, Dies at 61
Petersen Lubow, an all-American in swimming at Springfield College, in 1989 became the first female athletic director at a United States military service academy.
Joker Arroyo, Who Challenged Martial Law in the Philippines, Dies at 88
Mr. Arroyo, a politician and lawyer who was a trusted adviser to Corazon C. Aquino, counseled, bedeviled and helped topple Philippine presidents.
Arpad Goncz, 93, Writer and Hungary’s First Post-Communist President, Dies
Though his post was largely ceremonial, Mr. Goncz, a playwright and translator, eased his country through a transition with his widespread popularity.
Olga Hirshhorn, Modern Art Collector and Museum Benefactor, Dies at 95
Mrs. Hirshhorn began buying modern art while married to Joseph H. Hirshhorn, the founder of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington.
Wilton Felder, Saxophonist for the Crusaders, Dies at 75
Mr. Felder was a founder of the Crusaders, whose sound evolved from hard bop to jazz funk, and was a busy session bass player.
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