OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 12/9/2016

 

Clara DeWilde

AUBURN, Ky. — Clara Ramsey DeWilde, 90, died Dec. 6, 2016, at Christian Health Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Liberty Baptist Church with Bryan Powell officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Gerald Krueger

TUPELO — Gerald Chester “Jerry” Krueger, 95, died Dec. 5, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Roger Puhr, Doyce... read more

 

Henry Grove

Henry Grove

ETHELSVILLE, Ala. — Henry Howard Grove died Dec. 5, 2016. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m. today at... read more

 

Willie Davis

Willie Davis

COLUMBUS — Willie Ed Davis died Dec. 4, 2016. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bible Way Pentecostal Church. Burial will follow at Sturdivant Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-5 p.m. today at Lee-Sykes Funeral... read more

 

Clifton White

WEST POINT — Clifton White, 79, died Dec. 1, 2016, at Waverly Care Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion MB Church with the Rev. Henry Shelton officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

DShawn Boyd

DShawn Boyd

COLUMBUS — D’Shawn D’Marcus Boyd, 19, died Nov. 28, 2016. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion MB Church with the Rev. J.C. Boyd and Rev. John Cox officiating. Visitation is from 3-5... read more

 

John Frazier

John Frazier

John Thomas Frazier, M.D., age 91, passed away at his home in Columbus Ms. on December 1, 2016. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tony... read more

 

Claub Tate

Claub Tate

COLUMBUS — Claub “Bo” Tate, 54, died Dec. 1, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Truevine Life Center with Francisco Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Second James... read more

 

Regina Strong

COLUMBUS — Regina Strong, 61, died Dec. 5, 2016, at her residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carter’s Fuenral Services Chapel with Maxine Hall officiating. Ms. Strong was born June 2, 1955,... read more

 

Mary Fondren

Mary Fondren

Mary Frances Fondren, 76, of Caledonia, MS, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo, MS. Visitation will be from Friday, December 9, 2016, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral... read more

 

Verlie Floyd

STARKVILLE — Verlie M. Floyd, 66, died Dec. 8, 2016, in Tupelo. Services will be Saturday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. today at West Memorial... read more

 

Jimmy Brown Sr.

COLUMBUS — Jimmy Brown Sr., 62, died Dec. 2, 2016. Services will be Saturday at New Zion United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Brownridge Cemetery in Artesia. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m. today at West... read more

 

Terry Cooper

COLUMBUS — Terry Cooper, 55, died Dec. 8, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Anglia Hutcheson

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Anglia Louise Hutcheson, 77, died Dec. 6, 2016, at Noland Hospital-Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with James Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Wofford Cemetery.... read more

 

Marlene Shaw

CALEDONIA — Marlene Shaw, 46, died Dec. 6, 2016, at her residence. Services will be at noon Saturday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with James Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Higdon Memorial Cemetery in Kennedy,... read more

 

Dorothy McCarter

COLUMBUS — Dorothy Louise McCarter, 51, died Dec. 2, 2016. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakland MB Church in Crawford with Sammie White officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is... read more

 

Bertha Gambleton

COLUMBUS — Bertha Jean Gambleton, 69, died Dec. 1, 2016, at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation in Columbus. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Century Hairston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Randle officiating.... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

James Nelson

Published: 12/8/2016

COLUMBUS —James B. Nelson, 75, died Dec. 2, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at noon Friday at Cedar Grove MB Church with Jerome Dickerson officating. Burial... read more

 

 

Ethel Davis

Published: 12/8/2016

BROOKSVILLE — Ethel Lee Davis, 85, died Dec. 3, 2016, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Grove MB Church in Brooksville. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Milton Nolen

Published: 12/8/2016

MERIDIAN —Milton Nolen died Dec. 6, 2016. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus. Burial will follow in Beersheba Cemetery in Columbus. read more

 

 

Beatrice Wicks

Published: 12/8/2016

STARKVILLE — Beatrice Wicks, 54, died Dec. 2, 2016. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at True Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Wayne Funton. Burial will follow in Bankhead Cemetery.... read more

 

 

Charles Burgin

Charles Burgin

Published: 12/8/2016

COLUMBUS — Charles Louis Burgin died Dec. 3, 2016. Mr. Burgin was born Nov. 24, 1947, to the late Bose and Clara Burgin. He graduated from R.E. Hunt. He was a... read more

 

 

Helen Pollard

Published: 12/8/2016

WEST POINT —Helen Cerelle Gammill Pollard died Dec. 5, 2016. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Visitation... read more

 

 

Doreen Roden

Published: 12/7/2016

PASO ROBLES, Calif. —Doreen Leila Still Roden died Dec. 1, 2016, at her daughter’s residence. A private burial was held at Shandon Cemetery. Services will be at noon Monday at Paso... read more

 

 

Georgia Harkness

Published: 12/7/2016

Georgia Murl Winter Harkness died Friday, December 2nd, 2016. She was predeceased by her loving husband, James Harkness, and survived by her children Bonnie Harkness (husband Jim Rogers), Joy Harkness, and... read more

 

 

Patsy McGahey

Published: 12/6/2016

A longtime resident of Columbus, Patsy McDade McGahey died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at her home. Born on December 17, 1927, in Jackson, Mississippi to James Barney McDade and Addie O’Neal... read more

 

 

Gilbert Spencer Jr.

Gilbert Spencer Jr.

Published: 12/6/2016

Dr. Gilbert O. Spencer, Jr, age 81, died Friday, Dec. 2, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. He was born August 21, 1935, to Gilbert O. and Mary Kate Phillips Spencer in... read more

 

 

Marcus Lavender

Published: 12/6/2016

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Marcus Lavender, 40, died Nov. 30, 2016. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church with the Rev. James C. Wright officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Ethel Davis

Published: 12/6/2016

BROOKSVILLE — Ethel Davis, 85, died Dec. 3, 2016, at Noxubee General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be from 2-6... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95

John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95

Mr. Glenn was a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure representing Ohio in the Senate.

 

Greg Lake, of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Dies at 69

Greg Lake, of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Dies at 69

Mr. Lake was instrumental in founding the band King Crimson, which is widely regarded as having produced the first progressive-rock album.

 

Paul Elvstrom, 88, Olympian Who Powered Sailing by Leaning Over Waves

Paul Elvstrom, 88, Olympian Who Powered Sailing by Leaning Over Waves

Elvstrom won four consecutive Olympic gold medals and popularized the sport’s technique.

 

Nguyen Ngoc Luong, Times Guide in Vietnam War, Dies at 79

Nguyen Ngoc Luong, Times Guide in Vietnam War, Dies at 79

Mr. Luong’s small credits on photographs belied his other vital but unheralded journalistic contributions in bringing home the brutality of the war.

 

Nancy Mairs, Who Wrote About Her Mental Illness and Multiple Sclerosis, Dies at 73

Nancy Mairs, Who Wrote About Her Mental Illness and Multiple Sclerosis, Dies at 73

Ms. Mairs chronicled her fears and hopes in intensely personal essays and memoirs, looking at her life, and her infirmities, with an unblinking eye.

 

Doyle Owens, Founder of the Unclaimed Baggage Center, Dies at 85

Doyle Owens, Founder of the Unclaimed Baggage Center, Dies at 85

Mr. Owens built his business on a traveler’s nightmare, selling the contents of lost luggage at his retail and tourist attraction in Scottsboro, Ala.

 

Dave Edwards, Part of Dallas Cowboys’ ‘Doomsday Defense,’ Dies at 76

Dave Edwards, Part of Dallas Cowboys’ ‘Doomsday Defense,’ Dies at 76

Mr. Edwards, a linebacker known for his speed and aggressiveness, helped the team reach three Super Bowls and win the game in 1972.

 

Luis Carlos Montalván, Advocate for Soldiers With PTSD, Dies at 43

Luis Carlos Montalván, Advocate for Soldiers With PTSD, Dies at 43

Mr. Montalván was an Iraq war veteran and best-selling author who toured the country with his service dog, Tuesday.

 

Peter Vaughan, Maester Aemon in ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies at 93

Peter Vaughan, Maester Aemon in ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies at 93

Mr. Vaughan had an acting career in films and British television for more than 50 years before his turn as the blind mentor to Jon Snow in the HBO series.

 

Rashaan Salaam, Heisman Trophy Winner With Colorado, Dies at 42

Rashaan Salaam, Heisman Trophy Winner With Colorado, Dies at 42

Salaam, who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1995 N.F.L. draft, was plagued by injuries, fumbles and marijuana use.

 

Robert R. Douglass, Longtime Adviser to Rockefeller Family, Dies at 85

Robert R. Douglass, Longtime Adviser to Rockefeller Family, Dies at 85

Mr. Douglass was counsel and secretary to Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York and worked closely with the family for decades, including as an executive at Chase Bank.

 

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