OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 12/18/2014
Anna Grace Love was born at Columbus Hospital in Columbus, Mississippi and departed this life at her home on December 3, 2014. Ms. Love was a descendant of the early Lowndes County settlers. Ms. Love... read more
James William “Billy” Furr, age 96, of Columbus, MS, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at his residence. He is now happily reunited with the... read more
MACON — Joe L. Brown, 78, died Dec. 17, 2014, at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Services of Macon. read more
VANCOUVER, Wash. — June Mary Spray, 78, died Dec. 8, 2014. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home. Mrs. Spray was born in Lancashire County, England, on June 28, 1936, to the late... read more
ABERDEEN — Louis Leroy Simmons, 90, died Dec. 16, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Mark Thornton officiating. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until service time at Tisdale-Lann... read more
COLUMBUS — Dr. Walter LeRoy “Walt” Porter, 77, died Dec. 17, 2014, at his residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more
COLUMBUS — Robert Brewer, 89, died Dec. 17, 2014, at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more
COLUMBUS — Jane D. Fry, 94, died Dec.17, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more
COLUMBUS — Kobe Bryant Strickland, 12, died Dec. 16, 2014, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Visitation is two hours before service time at... read more
Annie Vergis Saulsberry Shelby, 68 of Kankakee, Illinois passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born the daughter of Sam and Henrietta Baptist Saulsberry on January... read more
Leon Frederick Gordon, age 84, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Services will be held Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Temple B’nai Israel with Rabbi Seth Oppenheimer officiating. Burial... read more
COLUMBUS — Tissie Vaughn, 94, died Dec. 14, 2014, at her residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Century Hairston Funeral Home of Columbus. read more
ABERDEEN — Daisie Smith deVauld, 62,died Dec. 15, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Visitation is Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Westbrooks Funeral Home. Arrangements are entrusted to... read more
WEST POINT — Ada Catherine Reynolds Booker, 79, died Dec.16, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve... read more
STEENS — Julie Bailey, 47, died Dec. 15, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are noon Thursday at Christian Chapel Church of Christ with Ralph Windell officiating. Burial will follow... read more
Martha Koon Webb, age 65, of Columbus, MS passed away November 30, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family. A private graveside service was held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014,... read more
Mrs. Elizabeth Glasgow, age 84 of Caledonia, MS, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, at Windsor Place in Columbus, MS. Mrs. Glasgow was born March 23, 1930, in Lowndes Co., MS,... read more
WEST POINT — Sara Smith Huffman, 86, died Dec. 13, 2014, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at McCondy Cemetery with John... read more
ABERDEEN — Patricia Maier Lann, died Dec. 14, 2014, at her residence. Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is two hours before service time at... read more
John Thomas Bryant, 41 of Caledonia, MS passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 3:00 –... read more
FAYETTE, Ala. — Ira Gene Wallace, 82, died Dec. 14, 2014, at Fayette Medical Center. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Nelson Funeral Home with Tommy Roberts and Marshall Sutton officiating.... read more
Beatrice Spencer, 88, died Dec. 11, 2014, at Generations of Vernon. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Otts Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent... read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Irene Dalis, Opera Singer and Company Founder, Dies at 89
Ms. Dalis was a mezzo-soprano who starred at the Metropolitan Opera for two decades before building a second career as the founder and director of Opera San José.
Larry J. Cano Dies at 90; Founded El Torito Restaurants
Starting with his first Los Angeles restaurant in the mid-1950s, Mr. Cano helped popularize Mexican food among Americans with his version of the cuisine.
Richard C. Hottelet, CBS Newsman and Last of ‘Murrow Boys,’ Dies at 97
Mr. Hottelet, only 26 when he was hired by Edward R. Murrow, covered the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge for CBS News.
Gil Marks, Historian of Jewish Food and Culture, Dies at 62
Mr. Marks wrote five books that chronicled kosher menus through the centuries and examined the role of food in the establishment and growth of cultural traditions.
William P. Wilson, Kennedy’s TV Aide for Historic 1960 Debate, Is Dead at 86
Mr. Wilson negotiated the terms of the televised debate that John F. Kennedy later said “turned the tide” in the election campaign against Richard M. Nixon.
Sy Berger, Who Turned Baseball Heroes Into Brilliant Rectangles, Dies at 91
During the 1950s with the Brooklyn-based Topps company, Mr. Berger was credited with creating the modern baseball card, adding color, statistics and facsimiles of stars’ signatures.
Neil Reshen, 75, Dies; Manager Won ‘Outlaw’ Singers’ Freedom
Mr. Reshen, who started out doing music executives’ taxes, made deals for Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and others.
Ralph H. Baer, Inventor of First System for Home Video Games, Is Dead at 92
Mr. Baer, who worked as an engineer at a military contractor, became obsessed with building a “game box” that would allow people to play games on a standard television set.
David Garth, 84, Dies; Consultant Was an Innovator of Political TV Ads
Mr. Garth helped elect governors, senators and four mayors of New York.
Dick Rich, Who Helped Redefine TV Advertising, Dies at 84
Mr. Rich’s whimsical and sardonic commercials for clients like Alka-Seltzer helped introduce a more freewheeling approach to TV advertising in the 1960s.
Norman Bridwell, Creator of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Books, Dies at 86
Mr. Bridwell’s “Clifford” books, about a dog as big as a house, became an international favorite for parents to read aloud to their children.
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