OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/20/2019

 

Laura Fields

COLUMBUS — Laura Fields, 98, died Feb. 14, 2019, at Vineyard Court Nursing Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Charity Mission Full Gospel Church in Crawford with Bishop Bobby L. McCarter Sr. officiating.... read more

 

Roger Pierce

SHUQUALAK — Roger Glenn Pierce, 52, died Feb. 18, 2019, in Caledonia. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel in Macon. Burial will follow at Pinetucky Cemetery in Shuqualak. Visitation is... read more

 

Mary Miles

STARKVILLE — Mary Ann Miles, 69, died Feb. 13, 2019, in Columbus. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at West Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-6... read more

 

Maurice Anthony

STARKVILLE — Maurice Lee Roy Anthony, 80, died Feb. 18, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home Chapel with Kevin McHann officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Garden Park... read more

 

Wonzie Irions, Sr.

West POINT — Wonzie Lee Irions Sr., 56, died Feb. 15, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church with Randy L. Irions officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Jimmie Johnson

MONROE COUNTY — Jimmie Hacker Johnson, 80, died Feb. 18, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Allen Simpson officiating.... read more

 

Mavis Derden

Mavis Clemmons Derden, 89, passed away, surrounded by her family, at Baptist Hospital on February 18, 2019, from complications of a stroke. She was born October 24, 1929, in Pickens County, AL, to Elvin Elijah... read more

 

William Lamar

COLUMBUS — William Glenn Lamar, 52, died Feb. 19, 2019, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home Chapel, Second Avenue North location, with the... read more

 

Jerry Ivy

WEST POINT — Jerry Curtis “J. Mudd” Ivy, 44, died Feb. 13, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at U.F.C.W. Local #1529 Union Hall with the Rev. Earnest J.... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Robert Young

Published: 2/19/2019

Robert Arvil Young, age 87, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 17, 2019, at his residence. A memorial service will be Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter... read more

 

 

Grady Moore, Sr.

Published: 2/19/2019

NOXUBEE — Grady T. Moore Sr., 70, died Feb. 16, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete an will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

 

Myrtle Hughes

Published: 2/19/2019

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Myrtle Belle “Myrtle B.” Hughes, 89, died Feb. 17, 2019, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Home Going Celebration services will be at noon Friday at Consolidated Baptist Church... read more

 

 

Larry Caldwell

Published: 2/19/2019

CRAWFORD — Larry Caldwell, 58, died Feb. 18, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, Second Avenue... read more

 

 

Norma Thompson

Published: 2/19/2019

PHEBA — Norma L. Thompson, 86, died Feb. 17, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pheba Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Rhodes and Brad... read more

 

 

Billy Umfress

Published: 2/19/2019

AMORY — Billy Umfress, 77, died Feb. 17, 2019, at Diversicare Nursing Home. Services are at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Chuck Moffett officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Baby Chase Shelly

Published: 2/19/2019

COLUMBUS — Baby Chase Anthony Shelly died Feb. 15, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Harvest Church Cemetery with the Rev. Hugh... read more

 

 

Ruby Flack

Published: 2/18/2019

COLUMBUS — Ruby Christine Morton Flack, 57, died Feb. 16, 2019, at her residence. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Monday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of... read more

 

 

Joyce Clemmons

Published: 2/18/2019

COLUMBUS — Joyce Clemmons, 63, died Feb. 16, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Carla Jordan

Published: 2/18/2019

VERNON, Ala. — Carla Renee Jordan, 56, died Feb. 14, 2019, at Northport Medical Center-DCH. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Danny Thompson and... read more

 

 

Joseph Smith

Published: 2/18/2019

STARKVILLE — Joseph Kent “Flop” Smith, 65, died Feb. 16, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Welch Funeral Home Chapel with... read more

 

 

Shirley Jones

Published: 2/17/2019

Shirley Ann Wade Jones, age 89, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 14, 2019, at Trinity Healthcare. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Gunter Peel... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Don Newcombe Dies at 92; Dodger Pitcher Helped Break Racial Barrier

Don Newcombe Dies at 92; Dodger Pitcher Helped Break Racial Barrier

Newcombe, a teammate of Jackie Robinson’s, was an overpowering righty as a rookie of the year, an M.V.P. and the first Cy Young Award winner.

 

Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change

Wallace Broecker, 87, Dies; Sounded Early Warning on Climate Change

Called by some “the grandfather of climate science,” he wrote a 1975 paper that asked, “Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?”

 

Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88

Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88

He was an author, Republican speechwriter, National Review polemicist, Dartmouth Review provocateur and, to many, an antiwar apostate when he defected to Obama.

 

Guy Webster, Master of the Album Cover Photograph, Dies at 79

Guy Webster, Master of the Album Cover Photograph, Dies at 79

Mr. Webster captured memorable images of the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, the Mamas & the Papas and numerous others.

 

Karl Lagerfeld, Designer Who Defined Luxury Fashion, Is Dead

Karl Lagerfeld, Designer Who Defined Luxury Fashion, Is Dead

“He represents the soul of fashion,” said Anna Wintour of Vogue, “restless, forward-looking and voraciously attentive to our changing culture.”

 

Bibi Ferreira, Grande Dame of Brazilian Stage, Dies at 96

Bibi Ferreira, Grande Dame of Brazilian Stage, Dies at 96

Ms. Ferreira, who kept singing well into her 90s, brought Broadway musicals to Brazil and made the music of Édith Piaf and Frank Sinatra her own.

 

Albert Vorspan, 95, Is Dead; Rallied Reform Judaism for Social Justice

Albert Vorspan, 95, Is Dead; Rallied Reform Judaism for Social Justice

He was a catalyst in the movement’s embrace of the struggles for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, apartheid and continuing anti-Semitism.

 

George Mendonsa, 95, Most Likely the Sailor in a Famous Photo, Dies

George Mendonsa, 95, Most Likely the Sailor in a Famous Photo, Dies

Mr. Mendonsa made the most credible claim to being the man captured kissing a woman in Times Square on V-J Day in a picture that became a national emblem.

 

Don Bragg, Olympic Pole-Vault Champion, Is Dead at 83

Don Bragg, Olympic Pole-Vault Champion, Is Dead at 83

His dream of playing Tarzan in the movies went unfulfilled, but he set records and won a gold medal at the 1960 Games in Rome.

 

Overlooked No More: Dorothy Bolden, Who Started a Movement for Domestic Workers

Bolden adapted the organizing techniques she learned as a civil rights activist to secure protections for domestic workers, a largely unregulated part of the work force.

 

Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 95

Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 95

Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author whose novel “Lisa and David” was the basis of the popular movie “David and Lisa.”

 

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