OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 4/23/2014

 

Buddy Thompson

ABERDEEN — Riley Clifton “Buddy” Thompson Jr., 79, died April 21, 2014, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. Services are Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Truman Thompson and Keith Williams officiating. Visitation... read more

 

James Fields

PHILADELPHIA — James M. Fields, 76, died April 18, 2014, at Rush Fountain Hospital in Meridian. Services are Friday at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Further arrangements are incomplete and will be announced... read more

 

Dean Andrews

WEST POINT — M. Dean Andrews, 59, died April 21, 2014, and North Mississippi medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Calvert Funeral Home. read more

 

James Jolly

WEST POINT — James Jolly, 41, died April 21, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Calvert Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Kathy Crowe

Published: 4/22/2014

GUIN, Ala. - Kathy Crowe, 60, died April 18, 2014, at her residence. Services are today at 2 p.m. at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin, with Larry Wates officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Ellis Bailey

Published: 4/22/2014

COLUMBUS — Ellis Bailey, 78, died April 14, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

 

Cathy Thomas

Published: 4/22/2014

ABERDEEN — Catherine Elizabeth Thomas, 47, died April 17, 2014, at her residence. Services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is two hours prior. Ms. Thomas... read more

 

 

Roderick Johnson

Published: 4/22/2014

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Roderick Johnson, 35, died April 17, 2014, in Guin, Ala. Services are today at 1 p.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Gilmer Addition/Sulligent City... read more

 

 

Chicken Edgeworth

Published: 4/22/2014

Charles H. “Chicken” Edgeworth, age 70, of Columbus died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home in Columbus. Gunter & Peel Funeral Home will be in charge of his arrangements. His... read more

 

 

Connie Richards

Published: 4/20/2014

MILLPORT, Ala. — Connie Taylor Richards, 91, died April 17, 2014, at Fayette Long Term Care. Services were Saturday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel in Millport. Burial followed at Ebenezer Church... read more

 

 

Kenneth Lowry

Kenneth Lowry

Published: 4/20/2014

Kenneth Evans Lowry, 88, of Montgomery, Alabama, died April 5, 2014. He was born September 19, 1925, in Sunny South, Alabama, the son of the late Cornelius Benjamin Lowry and... read more

 

 

Carolyn Jackson

Published: 4/20/2014

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Carolyn Madison Jackson, 81, died April 6, 2014, in Inglewood. Services were Saturday at St. Matthew MB Church in Artesia, with the Rev. Nathaniel Best officiating. Burial followed... read more

 

 

Deborah Gray

Published: 4/20/2014

WEST POINT — Deborah Janet Moore Gray, 57, died April 14, 2014, in West Point. Services were Saturday at Brownridge MB Church in Crawford with the Rev. Fredrick Hairston officiating. Visitation... read more

 

 

Margaret Tackett

Published: 4/20/2014

ABERDEEN — Margaret Scott Tackett, 96, died April 18, 2014, at the Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Bobby Brumfield

Published: 4/20/2014

LAUREL – Bobby Ray Brumfield, 75, died April 18, 2014, in Dallas. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home in DeKalb. read more

 

 

Lizzie Phillips

Published: 4/20/2014

COLUMBUS — Lizzie Phillips, 72, died April 18, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

L. Jay Oliva, Who Led the Rise of N.Y.U., Dies at 80

L. Jay Oliva, Who Led the Rise of N.Y.U., Dies at 80

In 1991, Professor Oliva became the first N.Y.U. faculty member to rise to the presidency and began a marketing campaign that helped triple the number of applicants during his 11-year tenure.






 

Phillip Hayes Dean, the Playwright of Divisive ‘Paul Robeson,’ Dies at 83

Phillip Hayes Dean, the Playwright of Divisive ‘Paul Robeson,’ Dies at 83

“Paul Robeson,” which starred James Earl Jones and opened on Broadway in 1978, was considered by black intellectuals to be insufficiently complex and eventually derailed the writer’s career.






 

Hamish Maxwell, Philip Morris Empire Builder, Dies at 87

Hamish Maxwell, Philip Morris Empire Builder, Dies at 87

Mr. Maxwell’s acquisitions helped Philip Morris become a consumer products giant.






 

Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73

Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo.






 

Jacob Birnbaum, Civil Rights Champion of Soviet Jews, Dies at 88

Jacob Birnbaum, Civil Rights Champion of Soviet Jews, Dies at 88

Mr. Birnbaum sought to improve the lives of Soviet Jews and contributed to legislation that liberalized Moscow’s emigration policies.






 

U Win Tin, Writer Jailed by Myanmar Junta, Dies

U Win Tin, Writer Jailed by Myanmar Junta, Dies

Mr. Win Tin, who helped found the political party led by the Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, suffered a harrowing imprisonment.






 

Jacques Servier, 92, Dies; Accused of Hiding the Risks of Drugs

Jacques Servier, 92, Dies; Accused of Hiding the Risks of Drugs

Laboratoires Servier, the pharmaceutical company founded by Mr. Servier, was hailed as a champion of French business until its diabetes drug was withdrawn.






 

Harris Goldsmith, Critic and Classical Pianist, Dies at 78

Harris Goldsmith, Critic and Classical Pianist, Dies at 78

Mr. Goldsmith, a contributor to High Fidelity magazine, among other publications, was best known for his recordings of the Beethoven sonatas.






 

Doris Pilkington Garimara, Aboriginal Novelist, Dies at 76

Doris Pilkington Garimara, Aboriginal Novelist, Dies at 76

Ms. Garimara’s 1996 novel, “Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence,” helped awaken Australians to the plight of the Aborigines and was made into a film.






 

John Shirley-Quirk, a Bass-Baritone and Specialist in Britten, Is Dead at 82

John Shirley-Quirk, a Bass-Baritone and Specialist in Britten, Is Dead at 82

Mr. Shirley-Quirk was a British chemistry teacher who almost by accident became a renowned bass-baritone, making 30 appearances at the Met.






 

Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, Boxer Found Wrongly Convicted, Dies at 76

Mr. Carter, whose case gained international attention, was twice convicted of murder and imprisoned for 19 years before the charges were dismissed.






 

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