OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/25/2018

 

Hazel Banks Reed

Hazel Banks Reed

BARTAHATCHIE-CALEDONIA — Hazel Banks Walters Reed went home to be with Jesus Friday, February 23 at 10:40 p.m. Hazel Banks was born May 16, 1929, to James Bartley Walters and Alma Verdie Rhee Box Walters... read more

 

Nettie Crossley

Nettie Crossley

Nettie Lorene Westbrook Crossley, age 94 of Columbus, MS, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren,... read more

 

Robert E. Duncan Sr.

Robert E. Duncan Sr. of Pearland, Texas died on February 21, 2018 in League City. Robert was born on February 16, 1932 in Mississippi. He enjoyed a wonderful career, serving in the U.S. Army in Baumholder,... read more

 

Reba Conn

Reba Conn age 84 died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Windsor Place Nursing and Rehab in Columbus. Services will be held Monday, February 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel College St Chapel with... read more

 

Mary Corkren

Mary Young Wilson Corkren, age 85, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 22, 2018, at her residence. Graveside services will be Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Friendship Cemetery with Rev. Harold Lollar,... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Roxie Fields

Published: 2/24/2018

WEST POINT — Roxie Augusta Fields, 100, died Feb. 18, 2018, at Windmere Nursing Pavilion-South Holland, Illinois. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of... read more

 

 

Sammy Campbell

Published: 2/24/2018

WEST POINT — Sammy Gates Campbell, 34, died Feb. 18, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion MB Church of West Point... read more

 

 

Rollin Sloan

Published: 2/24/2018

COLUMBUS — Rollin Williams Sloan, 37, died Feb. 23, 2018, in Columbus. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Memorial Gunter Peel 2nd Ave N. Chapel... read more

 

 

Betty Terrell

Betty Terrell

Published: 2/24/2018

HAMILTON, Ala. — Betty Terrell, 82, died Feb. 19, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Funeral services were held Saturday at Mt. Zion II C.M.E. Church in... read more

 

 

Elvis Shields

Published: 2/24/2018

NOXUBEE COUNTY — Elvis Shields, 49, died Feb. 22, 2018, in Tupelo. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s of Macon. read more

 

 

Jackson Brown

Published: 2/24/2018

STARKVILLE — Jackson “Jack” Martin Brown, 72, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at OCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time with Welch Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Mary Dill

Published: 2/24/2018

COLUMBUS — Mary Ann Upton Dill, 55, died Feb. 23, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus. ... read more

 

 

Alfred Sherrod

Published: 2/24/2018

COLUMBUS — Alfred Sherrod, 90, died Feb. 23, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus. Services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Carter’s of Columbus.... read more

 

 

Debra Kay Lowther

Published: 2/24/2018

WEST POINT — Debra Kay White Lowther, 60, died Feb. 23, 2018, at her residence. Services will be Monday, at 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike... read more

 

 

Bobbie Price

Bobbie Price

Published: 2/23/2018

Bobbie Gail Junkin Price, age 80, of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at The Windsor Place, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from... read more

 

 

Virginia Rhudy

Published: 2/23/2018

WEST POINT — Virginia Nell Rhudy, 89, died Feb. 19, 2018, at her residence. Services were Thursday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Byron Benson officiating. Burial followed in... read more

 

 

Lula Johnson

Lula Johnson

Published: 2/23/2018

COLUMBUS — Lula Jordan Johnson, 72, died Feb. 17, 2018, in Birmingham, Alabama. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Southside MB Church with the Rev. Rayfield Evins officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Nanette Fabray, Star of TV and Stage Comedies, Dies at 97

Nanette Fabray, Star of TV and Stage Comedies, Dies at 97

Ms. Fabray won a Tony for a performance on Broadway in the 1940s and three Emmys for her work with Sid Caesar in the 1950s.

 

Idrissa Ouedraogo, Lauded African Filmmaker, Dies at 64

Idrissa Ouedraogo, Lauded African Filmmaker, Dies at 64

His movies, featuring simple, compelling stories set in Burkina Faso, his home country, and elsewhere in Africa, won accolades at Cannes.

 

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Patron of Black Artists, Dies at 70

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Patron of Black Artists, Dies at 70

Also a civil rights activist and educator, she championed African and African-American art, building a collection and then rebuilding it after a fire.

 

Rick McKay, Who Documented Memories of Broadway, Dies at 62

Rick McKay, Who Documented Memories of Broadway, Dies at 62

Mr. McKay filmed the reminiscences of dozens of theater luminaries for the 2004 documentary “Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There.”

 

David Zwick, a Leading Clean-Water Advocate, Dies at 75

David Zwick, a Leading Clean-Water Advocate, Dies at 75

His work as one of “Nader’s raiders” helped bring about the Clean Water Act of 1972, and he helped found the advocacy group Clean Water Action.

 

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

Mr. Graham spread the Gospel around the world through a combination of religious conviction, commanding stage presence and shrewd use of advanced communication technologies.

 

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.

 

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

She later performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and was also well known as a dance teacher.

 

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.

 

Billy Graham, Media Pioneer

Over the course of his career, the Rev. Billy Graham capitalized on modern communication technologies — from television to satellite to the internet — to give his ministry a global reach.

 

Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74

Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74

He upset Senator Clifford P. Case in New Jersey’s 1978 Republican primary, lost to Bill Bradley, but became an effective advocate of tax cuts.

 

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