OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 12/13/2018

 

Margaret Carter

WEST POINT — Margaret Betts Carter, 91, died Dec. 6, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Funderburg... read more

 

Bobby Sharpe

COLUMBUS — Bobby Joe Sharpe, 62, died Dec. 9, 2018, in Columbus. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama. Burial will follow at Love Joy Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

Jacqueline Harris

Jacqueline Harris

SHUQUALAK — Jacqueline Harris, 56, died Dec. 6, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Wahalak with the Rev. Marcus Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.... read more

 

Helen Mae Logan

Helen Mae Logan

Helen Mae Logan, 94, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018, at her home in Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS.... read more

 

Bessie Smith

STARKVILLE — Bessie B. Smith, 89, died Dec. 8, 2018, in Jackson. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First John M.B. Church with the Rev. Derwood Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Tibbee Cemetery... read more

 

Marcell Blankenship

WEST POINT — Mary Marcell Blankenship, 84, died Dec. 11, 2018, at Dugan Memorial Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Lindsey officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Mary Bobbett

WEST POINT — Mary Lucille Holder Bobbett, 85, died Dec. 8, 2018, at North East Mississippi Hospital in West Point. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at New Zion M.B. Church in Bay Springs. Visitation... read more

 

Oren Vaughn

COLUMBUS — Oren B. Vaughn, 46, died Dec. 12, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

Howell Austin

COLUMBUS — Howell Austin died Dec. 12, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Leslie Strait

COLUMBUS — Leslie D. Strait, 66, died Dec. 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Jimmie Edmond, Jr.

STARKVILLE — Jimmie Lee Edmonds Jr., 63, died Dec. 8, 2018, in West Point. Service swill be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Prairie Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will... read more

 

Katherine Randle

STARKVILLE — Katherine Randle, 82, died Dec. 10, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-6... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Pamela Reed

Published: 12/12/2018

Pamela Woods Reed, age 63, of Woodstock, GA, formerly of Sulligent, AL, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018, in Georgia. At the family’s request, a private Memorial Service will be... read more

 

 

James K. Hall

Published: 12/12/2018

James Kenneth Hall, Sr., 78, of Steens, MS, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018, at his residence. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at... read more

 

 

Rebecca Palmer

Published: 12/12/2018

Rebecca Johnson Palmer, age 54, died Sunday November 18, 2018, at her residence in Columbus. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Rebecca was born on May 12,... read more

 

 

Kamil Kassees

Published: 12/12/2018

WEST POINT — Kamil S. Kassees, 90, died Dec. 9, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in West Point... read more

 

 

Avie Richards

Published: 12/11/2018

MILLPORT, Ala. — Avie Lee Richards, 96, died Dec. 9, 2018, at her residence. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Dowdle Funeral Home in Millport. Burial will be... read more

 

 

Ike Martin

Published: 12/11/2018

COLUMBUS — Ike Martin, 64, died Dec. 8, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Dennis Rogers

Published: 12/11/2018

CRAWFORD — Dennis “Panna” Rogers, 67, died Dec. 9, 2018, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Edna Thompson

Published: 12/11/2018

COLUMBUS — Edna M. Thompson, 85, died Dec. 10, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Double Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Felix Mason

Published: 12/11/2018

NOXUBEE — Felix Mason, 67, passed away. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Betty Jo Todd

Betty Jo Todd

Published: 12/11/2018

Mrs. Betty Jo Middleton Todd, 90, formerly of Louisville, MS, passed away December 9, 2018 at the Windsor Nursing Home in Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December... read more

 

 

Willye Taylor

Published: 12/10/2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Willye Maye Howard Taylor died Dec. 3, 2018, at her residence. A homegoing celebration service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at New Canaan Baptist Church in Aliceville,... read more

 

 

Mary White

Published: 12/9/2018

VERNON, Ala. — Mary Ellen White, 86, died Dec. 6, 2018, peacefully at her residence. Services are 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Chandler Funeral Home in Vernon with... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Melvin Dummar, 74, Who Claimed Howard Hughes Left Him Millions, Dies

Melvin Dummar, 74, Who Claimed Howard Hughes Left Him Millions, Dies

As depicted in the film “Melvin and Howard,” he said he helped the billionaire out in the desert one night and that Hughes rewarded him handsomely.

 

Monique Pillard, a Power in the Modeling World, Is Dead at 81

Monique Pillard, a Power in the Modeling World, Is Dead at 81

Working at two of the industry’s pre-eminent agencies, Ms. Pillard helped guide the careers of Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and other supermodels.

 

Peter Boizot, Founder of the PizzaExpress Chain, Dies at 89

Peter Boizot, Founder of the PizzaExpress Chain, Dies at 89

He grew up on a limited diet, but in Italy he discovered pizza and took that love home to England, where an international success was born.

 

Helen Klaben Kahn, Survivor of a 49-Day Yukon Ordeal, Dies at 76

Helen Klaben Kahn, Survivor of a 49-Day Yukon Ordeal, Dies at 76

She was a 20-year-old Brooklynite seeking adventure when her plane crashed. But she and the pilot, both injured, endured in subzero weather until rescued.

 

Alvin Epstein, Actor, Director and Master of Beckett, Dies at 93

Alvin Epstein, Actor, Director and Master of Beckett, Dies at 93

In a long stage career that took him from Yale to Broadway, he was steeped in the author of “Waiting for Godot,” acting in its Broadway premiere in 1956.

 

Lothar Baumgarten Dies at 74; Artist Explored Collision of Cultures

Lothar Baumgarten Dies at 74; Artist Explored Collision of Cultures

Many of his conceptual pieces drew on the months he spent living with a tribe in the Amazon.

 

William Blum, U.S. Policy Critic Cited by bin Laden, Dies at 85

William Blum, U.S. Policy Critic Cited by bin Laden, Dies at 85

He railed in relative obscurity against what he viewed as United States imperialism, until he received an unexpected endorsement from the founder of Al Qaeda.

 

Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor

Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor

Her device freed secretaries from the typewriter. But as word processing became ubiquitous, it helped eliminate their jobs.

 

Rosanell Eaton, Fierce Voting Rights Advocate, Dies at 97

Rosanell Eaton, Fierce Voting Rights Advocate, Dies at 97

Calling her an unsung hero, President Barack Obama praised her and others for refusing “to accept anything less than a full measure of equality.”

 

Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Keckly, Dressmaker and Confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln

Keckly was born a slave but bought her freedom and began working for the first lady. Her memoir offered a rare look inside the Lincoln White House.

 

Sidney Horenstein, 82, Geologist Who Wrung Stories From Stone, Dies

Sidney Horenstein, 82, Geologist Who Wrung Stories From Stone, Dies

Working full-time for the American Museum of Natural History in New York, he was an author and tour guide whose exuberance brought fossils to life.

 

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