OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/22/2017

 

Willie Morris Jr.

Willie Morris Jr.

COLUMBUS — Willie James Morris Jr. died Feb. 19, 2017. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Brick MB Church with the Rev. Everett B. Little officiating. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Saturday at... read more

 

Edith Walden

COLUMBUS — Edith McCoy Walden, 90, died Feb. 21, 2017, at Trinity Healthcare. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Booneville Cemetery with the Rev. James Black officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m.... read more

 

Joe Buckner

STARKVILLE — Joseph “Joe” Kent Buckner, 68, died Feb. 19, 2017, in Memphis, Tennessee. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Starkville. Burial will follow in Craig Springs Cemetery. Visitation will... read more

 

Alice Nester

WEST POINT — Alice Nester, 79, died Feb. 20, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church with Sarah Windham and Rev. Jeff Shannon officiating.... read more

 

Jimmy Fulgham

COLUMBUS — Jimmy David Fulgham, 69, died Feb. 21, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Curtis Chapel Cemetery in Starkville with Jimmy Turman officiating. Mr. Fulgham was... read more

 

George Berry

HAMILTON — George O’Neal Berry, 82, died Feb. 20, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice House-Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Billy R. Stevens officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Eulie Foster

KENNEDY, Ala. — Eulie Rayford Foster, 83, died Feb. 21, 2017, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour... read more

 

Arther Varner Jr.

MACON — Arthur Varner Jr., 77, died Feb. 21, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cockrell Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Richard Millikin

Published: 2/21/2017

COLUMBUS — Richard Millikin, 70, died Feb. 19, 2017. Memorial services will be at a later date under the direction of Lowndes Funeral Home. Mr. Millikin was born Nov. 29, 1946,... read more

 

 

Mavis Fulgham

Published: 2/21/2017

STARKVILLE — Mavis Lou Shurden Fulgham, 97, died Feb. 19, 2017, at OCH Regional Medical Center. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Double Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in... read more

 

 

Sarah Mansell

Published: 2/21/2017

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. ­— Sarah Jo Mansell, 79, died Feb. 18, 2017, at Harvest Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will... read more

 

 

Charlie Mixion

Published: 2/21/2017

COLUMBUS — Charlie Will Mixion, 74, died Feb. 13, 2017, at Windsor Place. Services are at noon today at Zion Gate MB Church with the Rev. James A. Boyd officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Sarah Mansell

Published: 2/20/2017

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — Sarah Jo Mansell, 79, died Feb. 18, 2017, at Harvest Manor Nursing Home of Denham Springs, Louisiana. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter... read more

 

 

Bob Sullivan

Published: 2/20/2017

VERNON, Ala. — David Robert “Bob” Sullivan, 87, died Feb. 18, 2017, at Generations of Vernon. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Terry McAdams... read more

 

 

John Moucha

Published: 2/20/2017

MILLPORT, Ala. — John Alfred Moucha, 78, died Feb. 18, 2017, at his residence. Services are at a 11 a.m. today at Springhill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Springhill Baptist... read more

 

 

Lucy Williams

Lucy Williams

Published: 2/19/2017

COLUMBUS — Lucy Mae Williams, 88, died Feb. 23, 2017, at West Point Community Living Center. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Ary MB Church in Columbus with Pastor... read more

 

 

Rosie Ballard

Published: 2/19/2017

SHUQUALAK — Rosie Ballard died Feb. 15, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

James Edwards Sr.

Published: 2/19/2017

ABERDEEN — James “Buddy” Edwards Sr., 88, died Feb. 16, 2017, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Sarah Wax

Published: 2/19/2017

STARKVILLE — Sarah Lorene Denson Wax, 92, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Welch Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Robertson... read more

 

 

Deborah Jones

Published: 2/19/2017

BROOKSVILLE — Deborah Jones, 62, died Feb. 15, 2017, at her residence. Memorial services are today at 3 p.m. at Full Gospel Worship Center in Vernon, Alabama, with James Godsey officiating.... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Seijun Suzuki, Director Who Inspired Tarantino and Jarmusch, Dies at 93

Seijun Suzuki, Director Who Inspired Tarantino and Jarmusch, Dies at 93

The filmmaker’s low-budget movies used surrealist humor and experimentation; he’s perhaps best known for “Branded to Kill,” a 1967 gangster story.

 

Kenneth Arrow, Nobel-Winning Economist Whose Influence Spanned Decades, Dies at 95

Kenneth Arrow, Nobel-Winning Economist Whose Influence Spanned Decades, Dies at 95

Professor Arrow, one of the most brilliant minds in his field during the 20th century, became the youngest economist ever to earn a Nobel at the age of 51.

 

Larry Coryell, Guitarist of Fusion Before It Had a Name, Dies at 73

Larry Coryell, Guitarist of Fusion Before It Had a Name, Dies at 73

Mr. Coryell favored dipping into different genres and international musical traditions to augment his work.

 

Jannis Kounellis, Leader in ’60s ‘Poor Art’ Movement, Dies at 80

Jannis Kounellis, Leader in ’60s ‘Poor Art’ Movement, Dies at 80

The Greek-born Italian artist worked with materials of every description, including live parrots and cockroaches, ground coffee, doors, meat and more.

 

Kaci Kullmann Five, Head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Dies at 65

Kaci Kullmann Five, Head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Dies at 65

A former member of the Norwegian Parliament, she presided over honors awarded to Tunisian pro-democracy organizations and to the president of Colombia.

 

Jamie Fox, a Backstage Force in New Jersey State Politics, Dies at 62

Jamie Fox, a Backstage Force in New Jersey State Politics, Dies at 62

Mr. Fox was a chief of staff or an adviser to four governors and a senator and was credited with legislative overhauls but was also charged after the George Washington Bridge scandal.

 

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s U.N. Ambassador, Dies at 64

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s U.N. Ambassador, Dies at 64

Mr. Churkin, something of a legend in diplomatic circles with a caustic, wry wit, served at a time of mounting tensions between Washington and the Kremlin.

 

Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89

Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89

The Dutch writer and illustrator was known for children’s books depicting a sparely drawn round white rabbit who gained a worldwide following.

 

Richard Schickel, Movie Critic, Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 84

Richard Schickel, Movie Critic, Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 84

Mr. Schickel reviewed films for Life magazine and wrote 37 books about the movies.

 

Ivor Noël Hume, Archaeologist of Colonial America, Dies at 89

Ivor Noël Hume, Archaeologist of Colonial America, Dies at 89

Mr. Noël Hume, a self-taught scholar, was the director of Colonial Williamsburg’s archaeological mission from 1957 to 1988.

 

Junie Morrison, a Funk Mastermind, Dies at 62

Junie Morrison, a Funk Mastermind, Dies at 62

He was an architect of hits by two pre-eminent 1970s funk outfits, the Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic, and had a prolific career on his own.

 

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