OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 10/21/2014
COLUMBUS — Pamela Hubert, 55, died Oct. 19, 2014, at her residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more
MASHULAVILLE — Jim B. Richards, 84, died Oct. 20, 2014, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Hope Baptist Church with Jason Smith and Bill Ross officiating. Burial will... read more
MACON — Christine C. Heath, 88, died Oct. 20, at Elderly Care Center in Macon. Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cockrell Funeral Home with Jim Garner officiating. Burial will follow at Brooksville Cemetery. Visitation is... read more
ALICEVILLE, Ala. — James Porter “Shug” Henders I, 88, died Oct. 19, 2014, at Sansing Country Home in Carrollton, Alabama. Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tim... read more
ABERDEEN — Robert Lawson Grimes, 76, died Oct. 20, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services are Thursday at Aberdeen First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. read more
WEST POINT — James Lockhart, died Oct. 20, 2014, at his residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. read more
GORDO, Ala. — Larry Wesley Hudson, 71, died Oct. 19, 2014, at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Northport, Alabama. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Trull and the... read more
Jacqueline Hughes Evans, 50, died Oct. 17, 2014, at Methodist Hospice House in Memphis, Tennessee. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown MB Church with Bartholomew Orr officiating. Burial will follow at Piney Jordan Cemetery. Visitation... read more
MILLPORT, Ala. — James Anon “Bill” Wilson, 77, died Oct. 20, 2014, at his residence. Services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with Sonny McLellan. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation is... read more
STURGIS — Beduila Cooper, 84, died Oct. 16, 2014, at Choctaw County Nursing Center in Ackerman. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Boyd Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roosevelt... read more
Jena R. McDonald, 93, died Oct. 19, 2014, at Trinity Healthcare. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. Charlie Whitney officiating. Visitation is Wednesday from 1-2... read more
DEKALB — Lillie White, 94, died Oct. 18, 2014, at Belhaven Senior Care in Jackson. Services are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home. read more
CRAWFORD — Hattie Williams Monroe, 77, died Oct. 19, 2014, at her residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more
COLUMBUS — Devotis “Sam” Weatherspoon Sr., 47, died Oct. 11, 2014, in Columbus. Services were Saturday at St. James MB Church with the Rev. Therman Cunningham and the Rev. Chad Payton... read more
HAMILTON — Vera West Chaffin, 92, died Oct. 18, 2014, at Aberdeen Pioneer Hospital. Services are Monday at 2 p.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev.... read more
CANTON, Ohio — Lillian Abrams Risby, 89, died Sept. 29, 2014. Services were Oct. 9 at Rhoden Memorial Home. Visitation was one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Ms.... read more
STARKVILLE — Van William Larry, 51, died Oct. 15, 2014, in Starkville. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Starkville with the Rev. Jessie... read more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Marvin Lynn Brown, 67, died Oct. 17 2014, at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa. Services are today at 2 p.m. at Gunter and Peel Funeral Home Chapel with the... read more
WEST POINT — Gloss Daniel, 89, died Oct. 11, 2014, in West Point. Services are Monday at 1 p.m. at U.F.C.W. Local #1991 Union Hall with the Rev. Steve Daniels Jr.... read more
COLUMBUS — Paul Washington Froshour, 80, died Oct. 17, 2014, at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are entrusted to Lowndes Funeral Home. Mr. Froshour was born July 6, 1934, in Longview... read more
MERIDIAN — Aline A. Fortin Pankey, 81, died Oct. 17, 2014, at Meridian Specialty Hospital in Meridian. Services are Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Welch Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is two... read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Gough Whitlam, Former Australian Premier Who Showed Prescience With China, Dies at 98
Mr. Whitlam, who introduced free university education and national health care as prime minister, is credited for his early recognition of China’s government.
Christophe de Margerie, C.E.O. of Total, French Oil Giant, Dies in Accident
Mr. de Margerie was killed when his business jet collided with a snowplow on the runway of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.
Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82
Mr. de la Renta dressed the wives of American presidents and socialites, but it was Hollywood glitz that defined him for a new age and a new customer.
Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”
James M. LaRossa, Defender of Mob Bosses in Court, Dies at 82
Mr. LaRossa numbered himself among “the last of the gladiators,” his characterization of defense lawyers, and proved it in decades of spirited courtroom battles.
Peter Daland, Who Coached Swimming Champions, Is Dead at 93
Daland became one of the world’s most successful swimming coaches, leading Southern California to nine N.C.A.A. team championships and 20 unbeaten dual-meet seasons in 35 years.
Gerard Parkes, Actor on ‘Fraggle Rock,’ Dies at 90
The actor who played the inventor on “Fraggle Rock” was born in Dublin and had lived in Canada since the 1950s.
Miloslava Rezkova, Gold Medal Olympic High Jumper, Dies at 64
Rezkova’s upset victory, at age 18, over two Soviets at the 1968 Olympics was a source of pride for recently invaded Czechoslovakia.
Edward V. Regan, Longtime New York State Comptroller, Dies at 84
As politicians go, Mr. Regan, known as Ned, was as unflashy as they come: a reserved watchdog of the public cash box known for fiscal competence and political reticence.
Anita Cerquetti, Opera Fill-In Who Soared, Dies at 83
Miss Cerquetti stepped in for Maria Callas in Rome in 1958, but her fame was relatively short-lived.
Robert W. Fri, Energy Adviser and Director at Smithsonian, Dies at 78
Mr. Fri, who nearly doubled attendance at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History during his tenure, also served in posts at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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