OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 4/28/2015
LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. — Theda Taylor Robertson, 95, died April 27, 2015, at Brookdale Assisted Living. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Benson officiating. Visitation is 12-1:45 p.m. before... read more
COLUMBUS — Irnez Cleo Applin, 90, died April 25, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus with the Rev. Raphael Terry officiating. Burial will follow at... read more
BEAVERTON, Ala. — Ann Hankins, 85, died April 25, 2015, at her residence. Services were 6 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at Taylor Springs Free Will Baptist Church with Jeremy Sorrells. Burial followed at Taylor... read more
Oscar Burris Spruill Jr., 82, died April 26, 2015, in Geneseo, New York. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation is one hour before service time... read more
MACON — Rev. Eugene Dixon Jr., 82, died April 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Macon. read more
BROOKSVILLE — Rosie Brewer, 86, died April 27, 2015, in Columbus. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more
COLUMBUS — Sam Perry, 88, died April 24, 2015, in Columbus. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more
Donna Butler, 69, died April 28, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more
Marilyn McInnis Elliott, 63, was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on May 2, 1951 and died April 25, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, GW McInnis and Geneva Conerly McInnis.... read more
VERNON, Ala. — Pauline Burroughs Partridge, 89, died April 25, 2015, at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is one hour... read more
VERNON, Ala. — Steven Thomas Wilson, 56, died April 24, 2015, at his residence. Arrangements are entrusted to Chandler Funeral Home. Mr. Wilson was born in Walker County, Alabama, on Aug.... read more
Sybil Jeanette McManus, 74, died April 24, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Welch Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Garden... read more
Courtney Coley, 25, died April 24, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more
Lena Jackson died April 25, 2015, at Noxubee County Nursing Home. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more
WEST POINT — Betty Jo Holliday Lundy, 92, died April 25, 2015, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Graveside services are 5 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point... read more
WEST POINT — Aviana T. Johnson, infant, died April 22, 2015, in West Point. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Trio Primitive Cemetery (Gibbs Chapel) in West Point with the... read more
NORTHPORT, Ala. — Darrell R. Terrell, 50, died April 23, 2015, at his residence. Memorial services are 3 p.m. today at Magnolia Chapel North Funeral Home. Visitation is two hours prior... read more
SULLIGENT, Ala. — Marcelle Gilmer, 80, died April 22, 2015, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama. Services are 3 p.m. today at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Chaffin officiating.... read more
MACON — Bessie Dooley Brock, 73, died April 14, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Macon with the Rev. William Thomas... read more
On April 16, 2015, God’s Angel whispered in Charles Jerome Lathan’s ear, “You’ve fought a good fight. It’s time to join your Father in Heaven.” Celebration of Life Services will be... read more
NOXUBEE COUNTY — Lakeita A. Stewart, 36, died April 15, 2015, at Baptist Memorial in Memphis, Tennessee. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev.... read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Frederic Morton, Author Who Chronicled the Rothschilds, Dies at 90
Mr. Morton, who as a child fled Austria and the Nazis with his family, often wrote about his homeland, in both fiction and nonfiction books.
Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Dies at 92
Mrs. Keefe never wielded a rivet gun before the 1990s, but her image encouraged women to pinch-hit in military plants in World War II.
Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Polish Auschwitz Survivor Who Fought for Jews, Dies at 93
Mr. Bartoszewski was given honorary Israeli citizenship for his work to save Jews during World War II and later surprised even himself by being instrumental in reconciling Poland and Germany.
Jayne Meadows, Actress and Steve Allen’s Wife and Co-Star, Dies at 95
Ms. Meadows was the older sister of Audrey Meadows, who played Alice Kramden on “The Honeymooners.”
Harvey R. Miller, Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dies at 82
Mr. Miller, of the firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, represented companies including Lehman Brothers, General Motors and American Airlines, and mentored many of the top Chapter 11 practitioners today.
Jim Fanning, 87, Dies; Lifted Baseball in Canada With Expos
Hired in 1968, a year before their first season, Mr. Fanning spent 25 years with the team, managing them to their only playoff appearance in Canada.
Gilbert Haroche, Builder of an Economy Travel Empire, Dies at 87
Mr. Haroche was a founder of Liberty Travel, which grew from a two-man operation to the largest leisure travel operation in the United States.
Ellen Turner Dies at 87; Opened Kitchen to Feed the Needy of Knoxville
Ms. Turner and her twin sister founded the Love Kitchen in 1986 in a church basement in Knoxville, Tenn., and it continues to provide clothing and meals.
William Price Fox, Admired Southern Novelist and Humorist, Dies at 89
Mr. Fox, known for his well-honed countrified voice, wrote about things dear to South Carolina and won over Yankee critics.
Richard Corliss, 71, Longtime Film Critic for Time, Dies
Mr. Corliss was known for his firm opinions and punchy prose, melding the forthright Time style and its compact format to a joy in deadline invention.
Robert Patterson Jr., Lawyer and Judge Who Fought for the Accused, Dies at 91
Judge Patterson helped to protect the rights of Attica inmates after the prison riot in 1971 and later served on the Federal District Court in Manhattan.
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