OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 5/29/2016

 

Deline Brown

COLUMBUS — Deline Brown, 83, died May 28, 2016, at Windsor Place. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Leeroy Lang

Published: 5/28/2016

COLUMBUS — Leeroy Lang, 58, died May 24, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Carter’s Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Lang officiating.... read more

 

 

Richard Echols

Published: 5/28/2016

WEST POINT — Richard Francis Echols, 91, died May 26, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services are today at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Jasper Fuqua

Published: 5/28/2016

COLUMBUS — Jasper Paul Fuqua, 88, died May 26, 2016. McLaughlin Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Fuqua was the son of the late Roy and Ethel Fuqua. He was... read more

 

 

James Knight

Published: 5/28/2016

FRANKLINTON, La. — James Wayne Knight, 84, died May 25, 2016. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Centenary Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Palermo and Brent King officiating.... read more

 

 

Patricia Quinn

Patricia Quinn

Published: 5/28/2016

WEST POINT — Patricia Quinn, 66, died May 25, 2016. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul MB Church with the Rev. Vernon Swift officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

 

Lillian West

Published: 5/28/2016

BARTAHATCHIE — Lillian Alice Gray West, 96, died May 26, 2016 at Trinity Personal Place. Services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Roger McGrew officiating.... read more

 

 

Kermit Threet

Published: 5/27/2016

Kermit Curtis Threet age 86 died Friday, May 20, 2016 at The Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford MS. Services were held Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Bethel... read more

 

 

Eric Elizenberry

Eric Elizenberry

Published: 5/27/2016

COLUMBUS — Eric Elizenberry, 56, died May 20, 2016. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at El Bethel MB Church with the Rev. Leroy Jones officiating. Mr. Elizenberry was born... read more

 

 

Harold Baker

Harold Baker

Published: 5/27/2016

COLUMBUS — Harold “Hal” Baker, 55, died May 22, 2016. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Christian Church with Craig Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Union... read more

 

 

Louis Richardson Jr.

Louis Richardson Jr.

Published: 5/27/2016

COLUMBUS — Louis Richardson Jr., 81, died May 20, 2016, at his residence. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Southside MB Church with the Rev. Rayfield Evins Jr. Burial... read more

 

 

Danny Jones

Published: 5/27/2016

STARKVILLE — Danny Ray Jones, 56, died May 23, 2016, in Tupelo. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill... read more

 

 

Frank Harris

Published: 5/27/2016

COLUMBUS — Frank James Harris, 63, died May 25, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Jane Fawcett, British Decoder Who Helped Doom the Bismarck, Dies at 95

Jane Fawcett, British Decoder Who Helped Doom the Bismarck, Dies at 95

As an eagle-eyed staffer at Bletchley Park, home to Britain’s wartime code-breakers, Ms. Fawcett identified a message that led to the sinking of the fearsome German warship.

 

Hedy Epstein, Rights Activist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 91

Hedy Epstein, Rights Activist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 91

Ms. Epstein’s parents died in Auschwitz and she devoted her life to social justice, telling audiences, “Remember the past, don’t hate, don’t be a bystander.”

 

Marcus D. Gordon, Judge in ‘Mississippi Burning’ Case, Dies at 84

Marcus D. Gordon, Judge in ‘Mississippi Burning’ Case, Dies at 84

Four decades after three civil rights workers were kidnapped and killed, the judge sentenced an acquaintance accused of orchestrating the killings.

 

Suzanne Corkin, Who Helped Pinpoint Nature of Memory, Dies at 79

Suzanne Corkin, Who Helped Pinpoint Nature of Memory, Dies at 79

Among many other contributions, Dr. Corkin’s work helped settle a debate about the function of the hippocampus in retrieving and reliving past experiences.

 

Yang Jiang Dies at 104; Revered Writer Witnessed China’s Cultural Revolution

Yang Jiang Dies at 104; Revered Writer Witnessed China’s Cultural Revolution

Ms. Yang’s popular memoir told of the forced rural labor she and her novelist husband endured. Her translation of “Don Quixote” is regarded as the definitive one in Chinese.

 

Loris Francesco Capovilla, Pope John’s Vatican Council Aide and ‘Spiritual Son,’ Dies at 100

Loris Francesco Capovilla, Pope John’s Vatican Council Aide and ‘Spiritual Son,’ Dies at 100

Cardinal Capovilla, Pope John XXIII’s personal secretary, helped prepare the Roman Catholic hierarchy for the opening of Vatican II in 1962.

 

Mell Lazarus, Cartoonist of ‘Miss Peach’ and ‘Momma,’ Dies at 89

Mell Lazarus, Cartoonist of ‘Miss Peach’ and ‘Momma,’ Dies at 89

A past president of the National Cartoonists Society and a Reuben Award winner, Mr. Lazarus helped secure ownership rights for comic strip creators.

 

An Obituary Runs Seven Years After the Subject’s Death. What Happened?

An Obituary Runs Seven Years After the Subject’s Death. What Happened?

Obituaries editor William McDonald explains why The Times decided to remember a once-famous activist who had slipped into obscurity, seven years after his death.

 

Donn Chappellet, Napa Pioneer Who Tired of Coffee Vending, Dies at 84

Donn Chappellet, Napa Pioneer Who Tired of Coffee Vending, Dies at 84

After becoming bored with his food services company, a hobbyist became a pioneer in Napa Valley, creating Chappellet Vineyard, now known for its cabernets.

 

Beth Howland, Accident-Prone Waitress From the Sitcom ‘Alice,’ Dies at 74

Beth Howland, Accident-Prone Waitress From the Sitcom ‘Alice,’ Dies at 74

Ms. Howland made high anxiety an art form as the ditsy, accident-prone waitress Vera Louise Gorman on the 1970s and ’80s sitcom.

 

Luis Álvarez, Leading Figure in Mexico’s National Action Party, Dies at 96

Luis Álvarez, Leading Figure in Mexico’s National Action Party, Dies at 96

Mr. Álvarez dedicated his life to the fight for democracy in Mexico and was steadfast in his efforts to end the long rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

 

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