OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 8/29/2015

 

Graham Hamlin Sr.

WEST POINT — Graham Walker “Buddy” Hamlin Sr., 70, died Aug. 28, 2015, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Coggins officiating.... read more

 

Virgina Wise

GATTMAN — Virginia Wise, 83, died Aug. 28, 2015, at her residence. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Otts Funeral Home with Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Glenn Hughes... read more

 

Burton Sparks

Burton Sparks

COLUMBUS — Burton Junior Sparks, 65, died Aug. 20, 2015, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Services were Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Canaan MB Church with the Rev. David Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Sandfield... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Bunky Williams

Bunky Williams

Published: 8/28/2015

Robert Martin “Bunky” Williams, 83, of Columbus, MS passed away Tuesday, August, 25, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Friday, August 28, 2015 from 11am-1pm at Fairview... read more

 

 

Ollie Dora Sr.

Published: 8/28/2015

COLUMBUS — Ollie Dora Sr., 75, died Aug. 18, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Harrison Groove MB Church with Billy Goodwin... read more

 

 

Junior Sparks

Junior Sparks

Published: 8/28/2015

COLUMBUS — Burton “Junior” Sparks, 65, died Aug. 20, 2015, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Canaan MB Baptist Church with David Johnson officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Ricky Hal

Published: 8/28/2015

COLUMBUS — Ricky Earl “Rick Rick” Hall, 54, died Aug. 20, 2015, at his residence. Services are Saturday at noon Century Hairston Funeral Home Chapel with James Long officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Geraldine Coleman

Published: 8/28/2015

WEST POINT — Geraldine Coleman, 67, died Aug. 24, 2015, in Beloit, Wisconsin. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. Pleasant Ridge MB Church, in Woodland. Burial will follow at Pleasant... read more

 

 

Ruby Mordecai

Published: 8/28/2015

REFORM, Ala. — Ruby Doris McGarity Mordecai, 81, died Aug. 26, 2015, at Windsor Place in Columbus. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. George... read more

 

 

Gernecia Robinson

Gernecia Robinson

Published: 8/28/2015

MACON — Gernecia Jernae Robinson, 29, died Aug. 21, 2015, in Douglasville, Georgia. Services are Saturday at 3 p.m. Millers Chapel MB Church with Nathanial Houston officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Mattie Brown

Mattie Brown

Published: 8/28/2015

COLUMBUS — Mattie Mae “Mother Esther” Brown, 94, died Aug. 23, 2015, in Columbus. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Chapel of Columbus. Visitation is Friday from... read more

 

 

Hattie Owens

Hattie Owens

Published: 8/28/2015

COLUMBUS — Hattie B. “Snock” Owens, 88, died Aug. 24, 2015, in Macon. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Christian Hill MB Church with the Rev. Bobby Bowen officiating. Visitation... read more

 

 

Marvin Johnson

Published: 8/28/2015

COLUMBUS — Marvin Johnson, 56, died Aug. 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are in incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes of Columbus. read more

 

 

Richmon Jones

Published: 8/28/2015

MACON — Richmon Jones, 88, died August 26, 2015, at Noxubee General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

 

Bruce Niswonger

Bruce Niswonger

Published: 8/28/2015

Floyd Bruce Niswonger, 51, of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Friday, August 28, 2015 from 3pm to 4pm at... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

An Appraisal: Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life

An Appraisal: Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life

Whether writing about his patients, his love of chemistry or the power of music, Dr. Sacks leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the connections between science and art.









 

Gary Keys, Filmmaker Who Documented Duke Ellington, Dies at 81

Gary Keys, Filmmaker Who Documented Duke Ellington, Dies at 81

Mr. Keys produced concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center by Stan Getz, Dionne Warwick, the Supremes, Simon and Garfunkel, Judy Garland and Stevie Wonder.









 

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain’s Quirks, Dies at 82

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain’s Quirks, Dies at 82

Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown rare among scientists.









 

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Actor in ‘Les Misérables,’ Dies at 21

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Actor in ‘Les Misérables,’ Dies at 21

Mr. Jean-Baptiste, who fell off a fourth-floor fire escape in Brooklyn, was the first black actor to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway musical.









 

George Cleve, Conductor Who Interpreted Mozart, Dies at 79

George Cleve, Conductor Who Interpreted Mozart, Dies at 79

Mr. Cleve, who was born in Vienna, fled with his family to the United States and spent most of his American career on the West Coast.









 

Johan Renvall, American Ballet Theater Principal, Dies at 55

Johan Renvall, American Ballet Theater Principal, Dies at 55

Born in Stockholm, Mr. Renvall was a figure-skating champion before joining the Royal Swedish Ballet at the age of 18.









 

Paul Royle, Who Fled Nazis in a ‘Great Escape,’ Dies at 101

Paul Royle, Who Fled Nazis in a ‘Great Escape,’ Dies at 101

Paul Royle briefly escaped from Stalag Luft III in 1944 with 75 other Allied soldiers, an episode that inspired the 1963 Steve McQueen movie “The Great Escape.”









 

Ruth Sivard, Economist Who Scrutinized Military Spending, Dies at 99

Ruth Sivard, Economist Who Scrutinized Military Spending, Dies at 99

Ms. Sivard drew attention to the disparity between social and military spending for more than three decades.









 

Al Arbour, Coach of Islanders’ 1980s Dynasty, Dies at 82

Al Arbour, Coach of Islanders’ 1980s Dynasty, Dies at 82

Arbour, who played in the N.H.L. as a defenseman, took over the Islanders in 1973, after they lost 60 games, and led them to four consecutive Stanley Cup titles, from 1980 to 1983.









 

Jozef Wesolowski, Ex-Archbishop Accused of Sexual Abuse, Dies at 67

Jozef Wesolowski, Ex-Archbishop Accused of Sexual Abuse, Dies at 67

He would have been the first high-level prelate to stand before a Vatican tribunal on such charges, but illness prevented the trial from proceeding.









 

Lou Tsioropoulos, Basketball Champion, Dies at 84

Lou Tsioropoulos, Basketball Champion, Dies at 84

Tsioropoulos won an N.C.A.A. title with Kentucky in 1951 before serving in the Air Force and playing for the Boston Celtics during the rest of the ’50s.









 

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