OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 3/25/2017

 

Edith Taylor

Edith Taylor

Edith McCullough Taylor age 93, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her residence in Steens. Services were held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Willis Logan officiating, burial... read more

 

Clifton Caldwell Sr.

COLUMBUS — Clifton Russell Caldwell, Sr., 91, died Mar. 23, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Sammy Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship... read more

 

Glen Savage

HAMILTON — Glen Edward Savage, 56, died Mar. 24, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Tony Rooks officiating. Burial will follow in... read more

 

Armetter Rankins

DeKALB — Armetter Rankins, 82, died Mar. 24, 2014, at Jeff Anderson Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Shirley Gibson

COLUMBUS — Shirley Jean Gibson, 66, died Mar. 23, 2017, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope M.B. Church with Rev. Jimmy Dale Wofford officiating. Burial... read more

 

Paul Allman, Sr.

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Paul Allman, Sr., 70, died Mar. 21, 2017, at his residence. Services were at noon Saturday at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ with Murry R. Johnson officiating. Burial followed in... read more

 

Lois Rye

ABERDEEN — Lois Cecil Rye, 94, died Mar. 23, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Allen Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Oddfellows... read more

 

Jimmy Malone

COLUMBUS — Jimmy Malone, 32, died Mar. 22, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

John Yeager, Jr.

HAMILTON — John Fair Yeager, Jr., 86, died Mar. 23, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center in Kosciousko. Services will be at noon Tuesday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Phillip Lindsey officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Lamonica Rupert

WEST POINT — Lamonica Denise Rupert, 20, died Mar. 19, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church in West Point with Rev. Elbert Lee officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Glenda Robinson

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Glenda Robinson, 89, died Mar. 24, 2017, at Generations of Vernon. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sulligent First Freewill Baptist Church with Matthew Paul, Roger Lucas and Jagger Eastman officiating.... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Annie Ponds

Published: 3/24/2017

ETHELSVILLE, Ala. — Annie E. Ponds, 91, died March 22, 2017, at Arbor Woods Health and Rehab in Reform, Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ethelsville Baptist Church.... read more

 

 

Ella Dora

Published: 3/24/2017

COLUMBUS — Ella Ree Slaughter Dora, 80, died March 16, 2017, at Aurora Nursing Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Canaan MB Church with the Rev. Jimmy Pounds... read more

 

 

Eddie Rogers Jr.

Eddie Rogers Jr.

Published: 3/24/2017

STARKVILLE — Eddie S. Rogers Jr., 50, died March 18, 2017, in Columbus. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Lowndes High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in Prairie... read more

 

 

James Patterson Jr.

James Patterson Jr.

Published: 3/24/2017

MACON — James “Pat” Patterson Jr., 61, died March 18, 2017, at Cancer Treatment Center of America in Newnan, Georgia. Services will be at noon Saturday at Noxubee County High... read more

 

 

Fred Davidson Jr.

Published: 3/24/2017

WEST POINT — Fred Davidson Jr., 75, died March 20, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist MB Church in Prairie with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Otis Straughter

Published: 3/24/2017

WEST POINT — Otis Straughter, 73, died March 16, 2017, in Aberdeen. Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Greater Ebenezer MB Church in Aberdeen with Spencer E. Gunn officiating.... read more

 

 

Kathy Baucom

Published: 3/24/2017

AMORY — Kathy Darlene Thompson Baucom, 54, died March 21, 2017, at Merit Health Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in... read more

 

 

John Haggard

John Haggard

Published: 3/24/2017

John Weldon Haggard, 75, of Ethelsville, AL, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 22, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was at home, surrounded by his loving... read more

 

 

Katherine Foster

Published: 3/24/2017

Mary Katherine Brewer Foster, better known as Kay, Kate, or Mama Kay by friends and family passed away on March 22, 2017, at the age of 90 in Columbus, MS. ... read more

 

 

Alberta Koger

Alberta Koger

Published: 3/24/2017

COLUMBUS — Alberta Koger died March 13, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Ms. Koger was born July 13, 1973, to Ginnie Koger and Walter B. Harris in Kankakee, Illinois. She... read more

 

 

William Gore Sr.

William Gore Sr.

Published: 3/24/2017

COLUMBUS — William Gore Sr., 74, died March 14, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Sanders Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Eddie... read more

 

 

Aaron Shelton

Aaron Shelton

Published: 3/24/2017

COLUMBUS — Vernon Aaron Shelton, 75, died March 16, 2017. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell MB Church with the Rev. Joe L. Peoples officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Don Hunstein, Who Photographed Great Musicians, Dies at 88

Don Hunstein, Who Photographed Great Musicians, Dies at 88

As a staff photographer for Columbia Records, Mr. Hunstein shot Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and many others.

 

Bernie Wrightson, Artist and a Creator of Swamp Thing, Dies at 68

Bernie Wrightson, Artist and a Creator of Swamp Thing, Dies at 68

Mr. Wrightson, who learned his craft by studying comics and taking correspondence courses, loved to meet fans and attend conventions.

 

William Keeler, Cardinal Who Championed Sexual Abuse Victims, Dies at 86

William Keeler, Cardinal Who Championed Sexual Abuse Victims, Dies at 86

The former archbishop of Baltimore spoke up for victims of sexual abuse by priests, and is credited with improving Catholic-Jewish relations.

 

Boris V. Shekhtman, Who Taught Russian to Journalists and Diplomats, Dies at 77

Boris V. Shekhtman, Who Taught Russian to Journalists and Diplomats, Dies at 77

Mr. Shekhtman was instrumental in recasting the way foreign languages were taught.

 

Gershon Kekst, Leader in Wall St. Public Relations, Dies at 82

Gershon Kekst, Leader in Wall St. Public Relations, Dies at 82

For more than five decades in public relations, Mr. Kekst forged relationships with business moguls and the bankers and lawyers who advised them on takeovers.

 

Skip Williamson, Underground Cartoonist, Dies at 72

Skip Williamson, Underground Cartoonist, Dies at 72

Mr. Williamson, whose comics in the 1960s and ’70s reflected his radical politics, included savage caricatures and characters like Snappy Sammy Smoot.

 

An Obituary Six Years in the Making for Jimmy Breslin

An Obituary Six Years in the Making for Jimmy Breslin

The Times has long made a practice of keeping a deep reservoir of advance obits ready.

 

Anatoly S. Chernyaev, Key Aide and Gorbachev’s ‘Alter Ego,’ Dies at 95

Anatoly S. Chernyaev, Key Aide and Gorbachev’s ‘Alter Ego,’ Dies at 95

Mr. Chernyaev advised Mikhail S. Gorbachev on foreign and domestic affairs and played a central role in his attempt to liberalize and modernize the Soviet Union.

 

Robin O’Hara, Producer of Independent Films, Dies at 62

Robin O’Hara, Producer of Independent Films, Dies at 62

Ms. O’Hara got her start as a producer in the mid-1980s at the Kitchen, the experimental performance space in Chelsea.

 

Postscript: When David Met Brooke: The Ultimate New York Power Couple

Postscript: When David Met Brooke: The Ultimate New York Power Couple

For years, he was the frequent companion of the equally fabled Mrs. Astor. Then, in her final years, he also became her protector in an ugly, tabloid-ready fight with her son.

 

Dr. Lewis Rowland, Leading Neurologist on Nerve and Muscle Diseases, Dies at 91

Dr. Lewis Rowland, Leading Neurologist on Nerve and Muscle Diseases, Dies at 91

Dr. Rowland, who had a special interest in A.L.S., or Lou Gehrig’s disease, refused to be interrogated by investigators in the McCarthy era.

 

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