OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 7/18/2018

 

Charlie Scales

MACON — Charlie Mae Scales, 59, died July 15, 2018, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Macon. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

James Mattison

Published: 7/17/2018

James Arthur Mattison, age 93, died Friday, July 13, 2018 at, Baptist Memorial Hospital Columbus. Services will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel,... read more

 

 

Vera Shelton

Vera Shelton

Published: 7/17/2018

Vera Mae Shelton, age 92, of Caledonia, MS, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM... read more

 

 

Mildred Gray

Mildred Gray

Published: 7/17/2018

Mildred Ray Gray, age 91, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Trinity Healthcare Center in Columbus, MS. Services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 2nd Avenue North, in Columbus, at... read more

 

 

Ivy Crudup

Published: 7/17/2018

FOREST — Ivy Crudup, 37, died July 14, 2018, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home of DeKalb. read more

 

 

Christine Flynn

Published: 7/17/2018

GUIN, Ala. — Christine Flynn, 83, died July 14, 2018, at Sunset Manor in Guin, Alabama. Services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Otts Funeral Home with Jerry Oakes officiating.... read more

 

 

Fred Martin

Published: 7/17/2018

WEST POINT — Fred Carroll Martin, 97, died July 14, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Patricia Cantrell... read more

 

 

Don Raines

Published: 7/17/2018

WEST POINT — Don Raines, 79, died July 15, 2018, in West Point. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Darian Duckworth and... read more

 

 

Nancy Beck

Published: 7/16/2018

MILLPORT, Ala. — Nancy Jo Blanton Rogers Beck, 77, died July 13, 2018, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chandler Funeral Home... read more

 

 

Douglas Moran

Published: 7/16/2018

SHREVEPORT, La. — Douglas Leroy Moran, 73, died July 14, 2018. Celebration of Life services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodridge Baptist Church in Shreveport with Dr. Rocky Maddox... read more

 

 

Willie Whitfield

Willie Whitfield

Published: 7/14/2018

COLUMBUS — Willie James Whitfield, 61, died July 9, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Carter’s Funeral Services with the Rev. Rochester Young officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Charles Lacey

Published: 7/14/2018

ELMORE, Ala. — Charles Edward Lacey, 59, died July 4, 2018, in Elmore, Alabama. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Stewart officiating. Burial followed... read more

 

 

Julia Richey

Published: 7/14/2018

Julia Pridmore Richey, age 79, formally of Columbus, MS, died July 10, 2018, in Phoenix, AZ. She passed peacefully in her sleep with her son Kevin by her side. Mrs. Richey... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Gary Beach, Tony Winner for ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 70

Gary Beach, Tony Winner for ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 70

Mr. Beach’s many Broadway roles also included Lumière, the genial candelabra, in the original cast of “Beauty and the Beast.”

 

Yvonne Blake, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Is Dead at 78

Yvonne Blake, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Is Dead at 78

Ms. Blake won an Oscar for “Nicholas and Alexandra,” but her most recognizable work was the superhero and supervillain ensembles she created for “Superman.”

 

Manny Ycaza, Hall of Fame Jockey, Is Dead at 80

Manny Ycaza, Hall of Fame Jockey, Is Dead at 80

Known for an aggressive style that earned him several suspensions, he was among the first Latin American jockeys to have success in the United States.

 

Ann Hopkins, Who Struck an Early Blow to the Glass Ceiling, Dies at 74

Ann Hopkins, Who Struck an Early Blow to the Glass Ceiling, Dies at 74

Her bosses at the office saw her as too “macho” and “aggressive” to be made a partner. The Supreme Court saw her as a victim of gender stereotyping.

 

Robert Keating, Judge Who Backed Jail Alternatives, Dies at 76

Robert Keating, Judge Who Backed Jail Alternatives, Dies at 76

As a New York court administrator, he oversaw the introduction of the Midtown Community Court, a way to avoid sending low-level offenders to jail.

 

John Stormer, ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ Author, Dies at 90

John Stormer, ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ Author, Dies at 90

Mr. Stormer’s self-published 1964 book, warning of a Communist conspiracy threatening America, became a grass-roots phenomenon for the right wing.

 

Marcia Chambers, 78, Who Exposed Discrimination in Golf, Dies

Marcia Chambers, 78, Who Exposed Discrimination in Golf, Dies

A longtime legal affairs reporter, Ms. Chambers turned her attention in the 1990s to exclusionary practices at private country clubs.

 

Dr. Alan S. Rabson, Influential Cancer Researcher, Is Dead at 92

Dr. Alan S. Rabson, Influential Cancer Researcher, Is Dead at 92

A longtime leader of the National Cancer Institute, he was known for his willingness to help anyone with a cancer diagnosis seeking advice or a referral.

 

Les Lieber, Who Served Jazz to the Lunch Crowd, Dies at 106

Les Lieber, Who Served Jazz to the Lunch Crowd, Dies at 106

His Jazz at Noon series, which ran for more than 45 years, featured skilled amateur players alongside well-known guest professionals.

 

Overlooked No More: Beatrice Tinsley, Astronomer Who Saw the Course of the Universe

Overlooked No More: Beatrice Tinsley, Astronomer Who Saw the Course of the Universe

An insurgent who challenged the academic establishment and became a foremost expert on the aging of galaxies, she was eventually forced to choose between family and career.

 

Annabelle Neilson, Muse of Alexander McQueen, Dies at 49

Annabelle Neilson, Muse of Alexander McQueen, Dies at 49

The former model and reality TV personality was a fixture of the 1990s celebrity party scene in Britain, and a confidante to some of its biggest stars.

 

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