OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 6/27/2016

 

Junior Guyton

COLUMBUS — Junior Guyton, 77, died June 26, 2016, at Cedar Crest Rehab in Montgomery, Alabama. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

John Sanders

COLUMBUS — John Cecil Sanders, 88, died June 26, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Memorial services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. read more

 

Earl Thomas

STARKVILLE — Earl Randolph Thomas, 87, died June 25, 2016, at his residence. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church sanctuary with the Rev. Chips Stevens, Rev. Clifton Curtis and Rev. David... read more

 

Jimmy Hemphill

COLUMBUS — Jimmy Douglas Hemphill, 73, died June 26, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Charles McAdams

Published: 6/25/2016

Charles Lacy McAdams, 89, of Ethelsville, Alabama, died June 23, 2016, at his residence. Services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dowdle Funeral Home in Millport with Billy Sams officiiating and... read more

 

 

Vetral Sanger

Published: 6/25/2016

COLUMBUS — Vetral Sanger, 97, died June 23, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. Mrs. Sanger was born April 20, 1919, in... read more

 

 

Margaret Triplett

Published: 6/25/2016

PASADENA, Calif. — Margaret Triplett, 66, died June 14, 2016, in Pasadena. Services are noon Monday at St. Paul MB Church in Starkville. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

 

Debra Moore

Published: 6/25/2016

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Debra “Debbie” Leone Moore, 65, died June 23, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Muskogee with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Elizabeth Johnson

Published: 6/25/2016

VERNON, Ala. — Elizabeth Ann Trevathan Johnson, 44, died June 22, 2016, in Destin, Florida. Memorial services are 5 p.m. Thursday at First United... read more

 

 

Lillie Lowdo

Published: 6/25/2016

Lillie Lowdo, 66, died June 25, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Ada Prestridge

Published: 6/24/2016

GREENWOOD SPRINGS — Ada Prestridge, 67, died June 21, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton, Alabama. Services are today at 11 a.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in... read more

 

 

Wilma Young

Published: 6/24/2016

WEST POINT — Wilma J. Young, 73, died June 21, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul MB Church with the... read more

 

 

Willis Weaver

Published: 6/24/2016

STARKVILLE — Willis Weaver, 87, died June 13, 2016, in Meridian. Services were Saturday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer MB Church. Burial followed at Fox Cemetery. Visitation was Friday,... read more

 

 

Willie Hendrix

Published: 6/24/2016

STARKVILLE — Willie Lee Hendrix, 54, died June 19, 2016. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at East Sand Creek MB Church with the Rev. Wayne Fulton officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Leatha Branson

Published: 6/24/2016

STARKVILLE — Leatha Dell Branson, 65, died June 16, 2016. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sixteenth Section MB Church with the Rev. William Richardson officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Carter Johnson

Published: 6/24/2016

COLUMBUS — Infant Carter Jai Johnson died June 16, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. John MB Church Cemetery with Mary... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Basketball Coach Who Emboldened Women’s Sports, Dies at 64

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Basketball Coach Who Emboldened Women’s Sports, Dies at 64

Summitt led the Tennessee women’s basketball team to eight national titles in 38 seasons, winning more games than any other Division I coach, male or female.

 

Buddy Ryan, Combative Defensive Genius in the N.F.L., Dies at 85

Buddy Ryan, Combative Defensive Genius in the N.F.L., Dies at 85

His shifting and blitzing alignments helped propel the Jets and the Bears to Super Bowl titles.

 

Sam Bell, Exacting Mentor of College Runners, Dies at 88

Sam Bell, Exacting Mentor of College Runners, Dies at 88

Bell coached track and field and cross-country at Indiana for nearly three decades, producing several Olympic athletes in the process.

 

Peter Hutton, Filmmaker With Austerely Romantic Worldview, Dies at 71

Peter Hutton, Filmmaker With Austerely Romantic Worldview, Dies at 71

All of Mr. Hutton’s films were silent. Generally devoid of camera movement and montage, they suggest sketchbooks or photographic albums.

 

R. Michael Brown, Defender of Notable New York City Interiors, Dies at 78

R. Michael Brown, Defender of Notable New York City Interiors, Dies at 78

Mr. Brown led efforts to protect the spaces inside Radio City Music Hall and Grand Central Terminal, among other buildings.

 

Austin Clarke, Canadian Author Who Explored Black Experience, Dies at 81

Austin Clarke, Canadian Author Who Explored Black Experience, Dies at 81

The award-winning novelist and memoirist wrote about immigration, racial discrimination and his early days as a journalist in Harlem.

 

John Santucci, Prosecutor in High-Profile Cases in New York, Dies at 85

John Santucci, Prosecutor in High-Profile Cases in New York, Dies at 85

Mr. Santucci, a former Queens district attorney, drew praise and controversy in trials involving municipal corruption, police conduct and a racial attack.

 

Pat Summitt, a Coach Who Belonged on the ‘Mount Rushmore of Women’s Sports’

Pat Summitt, a Coach Who Belonged on the ‘Mount Rushmore of Women’s Sports’

Summitt, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, was a trailblazer, ambassador and missionary.

 

Gerald Walpin, Watchdog Fired Over AmeriCorps Inquiry, Dies at 84

Gerald Walpin, Watchdog Fired Over AmeriCorps Inquiry, Dies at 84

Mr. Walpin was a staunch conservative appointed by President George W. Bush as inspector general of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

 

Jim Hickman, Slugger for Expansion Mets and All-Star with Cubs, Dies at 79

Jim Hickman, Slugger for Expansion Mets and All-Star with Cubs, Dies at 79

Hickman set milestones on the expansion Mets team of the early ’60s with his power hitting before reaching his peak with the Chicago Cubs.

 

What It Was Like to Be Photographed by Bill Cunningham

What It Was Like to Be Photographed by Bill Cunningham

Anna Wintour, Isabella Blow, John Fairchild and more on how they met Mr. Cunningham and what it meant to be photographed by him.

 

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