OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 4/20/2014

 

Connie Richards

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 Cemetery. Mrs. Richards was formerly... read more

 

Kenneth Lowry

Kenneth Lowry

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 Lillian Florrie Walker Lowry. He... read more

 

Carolyn Jackson

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 at Sessums Cemetery. Visitation was... read more

 

Deborah Gray

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 was Friday at West Memorial... read more

 

Margaret Tackett

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

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

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

 

J.P. Conner Sr.

J.P. Conner Sr.

MACON — J.P. Conner Sr., 76, died April 15, 2014, at Noxubee County Nursing Home. Services are Monday at 2 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Abdule Finner officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Floyd Smith

Floyd Smith

COLUMBUS — Floyd Smith, 79, died April 17, 2014, at Windsor Place Nursing Home. Services were Saturday at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville. Burial was at Murphy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was Friday at... read more

 

Charles Edgeworth

COLUMBUS — Charles H. Edgeworth, 70, died April 19, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter and Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

Robert Webb

WINFIELD, Ala.— Robert Chester Webb, 75, died April 15, 2014, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Services were Saturday at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin, Ala., with Heath Webb and Grant Webb officiating. Burial was... read more

 

Richard Myers

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Richard Lee Myers, 65, died April 16, 2014, at his residence. Services are Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the garden of the Myers home with Dwain Cantrell officiating. Norwood Funeral Home... read more

 

Phyllis Bullard

COLUMBUS — Phyllis Bullard, 67, died April 19, 2014, at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Howard Shelton Sr

Howard Shelton Sr

JACKSON — Howard Lee Shelton Sr., 56, died April 15, 2014, at University Hospital in Jackson. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Greenfield Baptist Church in Brooksville with Leroy Shelton officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Lawrence Lewark

Lawrence Lewark

Lawrence Kenneth Lewark, 93 of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Mississippi State Veterans Home, Kosciusko, MS. Visitation will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home,... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Donald Sherrod

Donald Sherrod

Published: 4/18/2014

COLUMBUS — Donald Jimmy Sherrod, 40, died April 9, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Churchin Brooksville, with the Rev. Sammie... read more

 

 

Rebecca Holliday

Published: 4/18/2014

DEKALB — Rebecca Holliday, 94, died April 13, 2014, at Jeff Anderson Hospital in Meridian. Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at New Haven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Dekalb, with... read more

 

 

Lester Gipson

Lester Gipson

Published: 4/18/2014

COLUMBUS — Lester Gipson, 50, died April 13, 2014, at Choctaw Hospital. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Prayer Outreach Center with the Rev. Barry Ferrow officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Mary Dozier

Published: 4/18/2014

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Mary M. Dozier, 85, died April 10, 2014, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona. Otts Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Mrs. Dozier was born June 10,... read more

 

 

Charles William Scott

Published: 4/18/2014

DETROIT, Ala. — Charles William Scott, 63, died April 16, 2014, at DHC Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Nita Buckelew

Published: 4/18/2014

STARKVILLE — Nita Sue McKinley Buckelew, 72, died April 17, 2014, at Starkville Manor. Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Meadowview Baptist Church in Starkville with the Rev. Jason Middleton... read more

 

 

Hester Scott Dew

Hester Scott Dew

Published: 4/18/2014

SHUQUALAK — Hester Scott Dew, 99, died April 16, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ivy Grove M.B. Church in Shuqualak, with the Rev.... read more

 

 

L.M. Bush

Published: 4/17/2014

BROOKSVILLE — L.M. Bush, 72, died April 15, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

 

Lynette Stark

Published: 4/17/2014

ABERDEEN — Lynette Suzanne Stark, 61, died recently at her residence. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Tisdale-Lann memorial Chapel in Aberdeen, with the Rev. Matt Stark officiating. Visitation is... read more

 

 

Dean Wallace

Published: 4/16/2014

VERNON, Ala. — Dean Wallace, 84, died April 13, 2014, at his residence. Services are today at 3 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home, with Phillip Potter and James Walden officiating. ... read more

 

 

Vickie Reynolds

Published: 4/16/2014

COLUMBUS — Vickie Darlene McKay Reynolds, 53, died April 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are Friday at 2 p.m. at New Journey Church on New Hope Road in... read more

 

 

Wanda Gunnels

Published: 4/15/2014

VERNON, Ala. — Wanda Jean Gunnels, 71, died April 11, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services were Sunday at 3 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home with Tim Meherg officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Jacob Birnbaum, Champion of Soviet Jews, Dies at 88

Jacob Birnbaum, Champion of Soviet Jews, Dies at 88

Inspired by the civil rights movement, Mr. Birnbaum aimed at improving the lives of Soviet Jews and he contributed to legislation that eventually helped liberalize Moscow’s emigration policies.






 

Gene Estess, Who Left Wall Street to Aid the Poor, Dies at 78

Gene Estess, Who Left Wall Street to Aid the Poor, Dies at 78

Mr. Estess left the financial world to lead the Jericho Project, which serves homeless, mentally ill and addicted people in Harlem and the South Bronx.






 

Adrianne Wadewitz, 37, Wikipedia Editor, Dies After Rock Climbing Fall

Adrianne Wadewitz, 37, Wikipedia Editor, Dies After Rock Climbing Fall

Ms. Wadewitz, a British literature scholar, completed more than 49,000 edits on the online encyclopedia, and was an influential editor there, focusing on women’s biographies.






 

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 from the market.






 

Michael Janeway, Former Editor of The Boston Globe, Dies at 73

Michael Janeway, Former Editor of The Boston Globe, Dies at 73

Mr. Janeway was a former Globe editor and executive editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and the author of two books that chronicled the decline of democracy and journalism.






 

Cheo Feliciano, Debonair Salsa Singer, Dies at 78

Cheo Feliciano, Debonair Salsa Singer, Dies at 78

The Puerto Rican-born musician helped introduce Latin music to mainstream America.






 

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.






 

Adrianne Wadewitz, 37, Wikipedia Editor, Dies After Rock Climbing Fall

Adrianne Wadewitz, 37, Wikipedia Editor, Dies After Rock Climbing Fall

Ms. Wadewitz, a British literature scholar, completed more than 49,000 edits on the online encyclopedia, and was an influential editor there, focusing on women’s biographies.






 

Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89

Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89

Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.






 

An Appraisal: The Work of Gabriel García Márquez

An Appraisal: The Work of Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous in his fiction.






 

Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87

Mr. García Márquez, a Colombian who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation.






 

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