OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 10/20/2018

 

Hugh Nance

Hugh Edward Nance, age 50, of Guyton, Georgia, formally of Columbus, passed away October 12, 2018, in Savannah, Georgia. Services will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church with... read more

 

Charles Berry

HAMILTON — Charles Adrian Berry, 97, died Oct. 18, 2018, in Hamilton. Services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Prospect Baptist Church with John Maxey officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Visitation was one... read more

 

Karen Neese Tomlinson

Karen Neese Tomlinson

It is with great sadness that the family of Karen N. Tomlinson announces her passing after a brief illness, on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the age of 72 years. Karen will be lovingly remembered by... read more

 

Loventrice Swindol

MONTEVALLO, Ala. — Loventrice Swindol, 99, died Oct. 19, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at noon Tuesday at Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, College Street location. Graveside committal will be at 2... read more

 

Laurin Scales

STARKVILLE — Laurin MacLennan “Coach, Spook or Larry” Scales, 78, died Oct. 20, 2018, at the Choctaw Regional Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ackerman. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Welch Funeral Home. Burial... read more

 

Thomas Howell

STARKVILLE — Thomas Larry “Easy Rider” Howell, 64, died Oct. 19, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in West Point. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Welch Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Park.... read more

 

Morris Harris

COLUMBUS — Morris Harris, 69, died Oct. 19, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

Jimmy Logan

Jimmy Logan

PURVIS — James Sidney “Jimmy” Logan, 71, died Oct. 18, 2018, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, College Street location, with... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Sallie Springer

Sallie Springer

Published: 10/19/2018

Sallie Springer COLUMBUS — Sallie P. Springer, 104, died Oct. 10, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southside M.B. Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Larry Cosby

Larry Cosby

Published: 10/19/2018

COLUMBUS — Larry E. Cosby, 73, died Oct. 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Carter’s Funeral Services with the Rev. Nathaniel Houston... read more

 

 

Icey McBride

Published: 10/19/2018

COLUMBUS — Icey Bell McBride, 97, died Oct. 15, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Providence M.B. Church with the Rev. Gilbert Anderson... read more

 

 

Jim Neyman

Published: 10/19/2018

James W. “Jim” Neyman, age 70, of Columbus, MS, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his residence. A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 1:00 –... read more

 

 

Mary Gilmer

Published: 10/19/2018

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Mary Lee Gilmer, 100, died Oct. 17, 2018, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel... read more

 

 

James Logan

Published: 10/19/2018

COLUMBUS — James Logan, 71, died Oct. 18, 2018, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, College... read more

 

 

Praise Riley

Published: 10/19/2018

STARKVILLE — Praise Riley, 2 months, died Oct. 12, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Century Hairston Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. Friday... read more

 

 

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown

Published: 10/19/2018

COLUMBUS — Nancy A. Brown, 93, died Oct. 9, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery.... read more

 

 

Amanda Head

Published: 10/19/2018

AMORY — Amanda Louise Hurley Head, 46, died Oct. 17, 2018. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Shane Ray and Thomas Grimes officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Lucille Malone

Lucille Malone

Published: 10/19/2018

COLUMBUS — Lucille Malone, 85, died Oct. 17, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Yvonne Fox... read more

 

 

Donnell Thompson

Donnell Thompson

Published: 10/19/2018

COLUMBUS — Donnell Thompson, 66, died Oct. 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Gate M.B. Church with the Rev. Dr. James... read more

 

 

Robert Bush, Jr.

Published: 10/19/2018

STARKVILLE — Robert Charles Bush Jr., 54, died Oct. 8, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthews M.B. Church in Artesia. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Dick Modzelewski, Key Lineman in a Vaunted Giants Defense, Dies at 87

Dick Modzelewski, Key Lineman in a Vaunted Giants Defense, Dies at 87

He played tackle in a unit that transformed defensive players into glamorous football figures during the team’s glory years of the late 1950s and early ’60s.

 

Shirin Aliabadi, Iranian Artist With a Focus on Women, Dies at 45

Shirin Aliabadi, Iranian Artist With a Focus on Women, Dies at 45

Her work depicted young women negotiating their modern, slightly rebellious impulses within the strictures of the Islamic Republic.

 

Lisbeth Palme, Witness to an Assassination, Dies at 87

Lisbeth Palme, Witness to an Assassination, Dies at 87

A noted advocate for children, she was also a key part of long-running efforts to find the killer of her husband, Sweden’s prime minister.

 

Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92

Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92

Ms. Anthony was one of the few women to explore the espionage genre. “I am basically an entertainer, and I’m very proud of it,” she said.

 

Anthea Bell, Translator of Freud, Kafka and Comics, Dies at 82

Anthea Bell, Translator of Freud, Kafka and Comics, Dies at 82

Translating is “like acting,” said Ms. Bell, the rare practitioner who became a well-known name in her own right.

 

Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 91

Cy Adler, Pied Piper of Manhattan’s Piers, Is Dead at 91

Mr. Adler, an environmentalist, started the Great Saunter, an annual 32-mile walk that reawakens New York City residents to the greenbelt that encircles them.

 

William Shearer, Doctor (‘Like Another Dad’) to Boy in Bubble, Dies at 81

William Shearer, Doctor (‘Like Another Dad’) to Boy in Bubble, Dies at 81

“What he gave us was a powerful lesson in many areas of medicine,” Dr. Shearer said of his young patient, who lived in a sterile plastic cocoon.

 

Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 83

Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 83

Despite facing racism and sexism, she became the first person to design a Navy ship using a computer program. She was recognized nationally only later in life.

 

Ara Guler, Poetic Photographer of Istanbul, Dies at 90

Ara Guler, Poetic Photographer of Istanbul, Dies at 90

One of the greatest Turkish photographers of his generation, Mr. Guler depicted the city with poignancy. He also photographed the famous worldwide.

 

Sue Hubbell, Who Wrote of Bees and Self-Reliance, Dies at 83

Sue Hubbell, Who Wrote of Bees and Self-Reliance, Dies at 83

In well-reviewed books like “A Country Year” and “A Book of Bees,” she described adjusting to a midlife divorce and keeping 300 hives in the Ozarks.

 

Takehisa Kosugi, Composer for Merce Cunningham, Dies at 80

Takehisa Kosugi, Composer for Merce Cunningham, Dies at 80

In a long career on the cutting edge, Mr. Kosugi found music everywhere — in bicycle parts, in crumpled paper, even in silence.

 

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