OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 11/29/2015
NATCHEZ — Louise Ann May Dore, 82, died Nov. 24, 2015, at Merit Health Natchez. Services were Friday, November 27, 2015, at St. Mary Basilica with Robert Dore and Joseph Kopacz officiating. Burial followed at... read more
MACON — Jimmy Dale Watt, 53, died Nov. 22, 2015. Gravesides services were Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Oddfellows Cemetery with Gerald Butler officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Cockrell Funeral Home. Mr. Watt was born in... read more
WEST POINT — Elois Kilgore-Collier, 80, died Nov. 23, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Services are 10 a.m. Sunday at Carter’s Mortuary Services with the Rev. Dennis Hannah officiating. Burial will follow... read more
LOUISVILLE — James E. Vernon, 92, died Nov. 28, 2015, at Louisville Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cockrell Funeral Home. read more
COLUMBUS — Mary Ruth Hudson, 99, died Nov. 28, 2015, at Trinity Healthcare. Graveside services are 1 p.m. today at Friendship Cemetery with Earl McAnally officiating. Visitation is noon-12:45 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.... read more
SULLIGENT, Ala. — Karen Gonsky Franklin, 75, died Nov. 27, 2015, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbus with the Rev. Bradley Lessman officiating.... read more
Allyson Leigh Rutherford, 30, died Nov. 25, 2015, at UMMC in Jackson. Services are 3 p.m. today at Cook Elementary Auditorium in Columbus with Jody Andrews officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens in Columbus. Visitation... read more
COLUMBUS — Wanda Banks, 51, died Nov. 27, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more
LOUISVILLE — James E. Vernon, 92, died Nov. 28, 2015. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at the River of Life Church in Louisville with Nathan Lowe, Allen Eaves, Eddie Agnew and Gerald Butler officiating. Burial will... read more
Irene Lockhart Studdard, age 85, of Columbus, MS, passed away November 26, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, November 30, 2015, at 11:00 AM at Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The interment... read more
George David Price, 68, of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation was Saturday, November 28, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus,... read more
Thomas Lowell “Tommy” Hughes, 59, of Columbus, MS, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015, at his residence. Visitation will be Saturday, November 28, 2015, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS.... read more
Virginia Young “Ginny” Graham, age 72, of Columbus, MS, passed away November 24, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. A private family memorial service will be held at a later... read more
COLUMBUS — Lorean James, 88, died Nov. 19, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Prospect MB Church with John... read more
STARKVILLE — Christopher E. Neely Sr., 35, died Nov. 21, 2015. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Longview with the Rev. Larnzy L. Carpenter Jr.... read more
ARTESIA — Cornelious James, 70, died Nov. 18, 2015, in Meridian. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Beulah Grove Full Gospel Church. Burial will follow at the church... read more
COLUMBUS — Felicia L. Harris, 50, died Nov. 19, 2015, at her residence. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sanders Chapel CME Church with Luther Minor officiating. Visitation is... read more
COLUMBUS — Garrett Lamar Davis, 42, died Nov. 7, 2015, at his residence. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Carter’s Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at Greater Mt.... read more
COLUMBUS — Tommy Hughes, 59, died Nov. 26, 2015, at his residence. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Lee officiating. Burial will follow... read more
VERNON, ALABAMA —Wanda Kay Dubose, 66, died Nov. 25, 2015, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church with Mark McGuire and... read more
COLUMBUS — Allyson Rutherford, 30, died Nov. 25, 2015, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more
COLUMBUS — Irene Studdard, 85, died Nov. 26, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter and Peel Funeral Home. read more
SULLIGENT, ALABAMA — Lucille G. Noe, 86, died Nov. 24, 2015, at her residence. Services are today at 2 p.m. at the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Redus officiating. Burial... read more
Juanita Bell Hildreth, 80, of Steens, MS passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at herresidence. Visitation will be Friday, November 27, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Lowndes... read more
COLUMBUS — Wayne Walley Truitt, 79, died Nov. 23, 2015, at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Kosciusko. Services will be Friday at noon at First Baptist Church. Burial will... read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Olene Walker, Utah’s First Female Governor, Dies at 85
Ms. Walker prioritized education as the first and only female governor of the state and established an institute to help students pursue public service careers.
James Prideaux, Writer for Stage and for Television, Dies at 88
Mr. Prideaux wrote television movies that starred Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor and a play for which Julie Harris won a Tony for best actress.
Josephine Chaus, Co-Founder and Re-Inventor of Fashion Brand, Dies at 64
After her husband died and her company, Bernard Chaus Inc., faltered, Mrs. Chaus was able to rescue it from the brink of collapse in a way that surprised industry veterans.
Norman C. Pickering, Who Refined the Record Player, Dies at 99
Mr. Pickering, an engineer and musician, devised the Pickering pickup, a lightweight mechanism that reduced sound distortion and made records last longer.
Joan Duddy, Nurtured Dance and Joyce SoHo in Manhattan, Dies at 78
Ms. Duddy was an influential curator and advocate for new dance as the founder and director of the dance program at the Dia Center for the Arts (now Joyce SoHo) in Manhattan.
Eldzier Cortor, Painter of Scenes From African-American Social Life, Dies at 99
Mr. Cortor was perhaps best known for elegant paintings of nude black women in an era when they were rare in mainstream art.
Setsuko Hara, Japanese Star of Films by Ozu and Kurosawa, Is Dead at 95
Ms. Hara was lauded for her portrayal of tragic heroines torn between duty and desire. Her abrupt retirement in the 1960s shocked Japan.
Joseph Silverstein, Longtime Boston Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Dies at 83
Mr. Silverstein, a conductor and violinist, joined the orchestra as its youngest player in 1955 before becoming its ninth concertmaster in 1962.
Cynthia Robinson, Sly and the Family Stone Trumpet Player, Dies at 71
Ms. Robinson was part of the band’s biggest hits in the late 1960s and early ’70s.
Guy Lewis, Coach of Houston’s Phi Slama Jama Teams, Dies at 93
Lewis coached the Cougars for 30 years, and to five Final Fours, but he is best remembered for his squads of the 1980s and their thunderous style of play.
David Canary, Star of ‘All My Children,’ Dies at 77
After first appearing on the soap opera in 1984, Mr. Canary won five Daytime Emmy Awards and received 16 nominations in the outstanding lead actor category.