OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 1/19/2017

 

Shirley Simpson

COLUMBUS — Shirley Dean Simpson, 70, died Jan. 15, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Annunciation Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to... read more

 

Clifton Hollingshead

STARKVILLE — Clifton Hollingshead, 60, died Jan. 11, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Century Hairston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie James Hinton officiating. Visitation will be from noon-5 p.m. Firday... read more

 

Dana Cook

COLUMBUS — Dana Carol Bishop Cook, 52, died Jan. 17, 2017, at her residence. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Cook was born June 26, 1964, to Annette Barnes Bishop and the... read more

 

Sean Roberts

COLUMBUS — Sean Roberts, 20, died Jan. 11, 2017, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southside MB Church. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements. read more

 

Lillian Barker

COLUMBUS — Lillian C. Barker, 87, died Jan. 13, 2017, at her residence. Services will be at noon Saturday at Johnson Chapel Holiness Church. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery in Hamilton. Visitation will be from... read more

 

Thelma Lindsey

COLUMBUS — Thelma Harris Lindsey, 89, died Jan. 14, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Services will be Friday at St. Marks Methodist Church. She is survived by her sister, Irene Munson Pratt of Columbus; brother, Dennis Munson... read more

 

Jeanette Ryan

WEST POINT — Jeanette Wylie Ryan, 75, died Jan. 16, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Lillie Tabor

COLUMBUS — Lillie Hall Tabor, 77, died Jan. 17, 2017, at Vineyard Court Nursing Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Trent Jaudon. Burial will follow in... read more

 

Roger Davis

WEST POINT — Roger A. Davis, 58, died Jan. 16, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tennessee. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating. Visitation... read more

 

Clara Clark

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Clara Clark, 85, died Jan. 14, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Macon. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon-4... read more

 

Lois Spruill

Mary Lois Wiggins Spruill, age 81, of Columbus, MS, passed away January 16, 2017, at AvonLea Assisted Living in Tupelo, MS. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home... read more

 

Anne Smith

Virginia Anne Lehmberg Smith, age 80, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home in Columbus. Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Causeyville Baptist Church Cemetery, Causeyville, MS, where her husband... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Helen Graham

Helen Graham

Published: 1/18/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — Helen Louise Graham, 81, formerly of Millport, Alabama, died Jan. 5, 2017. Mrs. Graham was born April 3, 1935, to the late John and Lena Anderson in Orlando,... read more

 

 

Bonnie Lewis

Published: 1/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Bonnie Lee Lewis, 56, died Jan. 13, 2017, at her residence. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lewis was born May 10, 1960, to the late... read more

 

 

Lois Spruill

Published: 1/17/2017

TUPELO — Lois Spruill, 81, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Avon Lea Assisted Living in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home in Columbus. read more

 

 

Samuel Phillips

Published: 1/17/2017

DeKALB — Samuel Phillips, 74, died Jan. 15, 2017, at Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Gwen Dye

Published: 1/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Gwen Craig Dye died Jan. 13, 2017. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Meadowview Baptist Church with the Rev. Cary Sutphin officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial... read more

 

 

Danella Bean

Published: 1/17/2017

PALMETTO, Ala. — Danella Duckworth Bean, 89, died Jan. 15, 2017, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Unity Grove United Methodist Church with the... read more

 

 

Patricia Wilson

Published: 1/17/2017

COLUMBUS — Patricia McCluskey Wilson died Jan. 15, 2017. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Adaton Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will follow... read more

 

 

Kathy Johnson

Published: 1/17/2017

BEAVERTON, Ala. — Kathy Stanford Johnson, 60, died Jan. 13, 2017, in Warrior, Alabama. Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at Sulligent First United Methodist Church with Randy Raper and Steve... read more

 

 

Mary Burns

Published: 1/17/2017

Mary Virginia Perkins Burns, 80, of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 10:00 AM –... read more

 

 

Albert Coleman

Published: 1/17/2017

Albert Lee Coleman, 83, of Jackson, MS passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, at the VA Nursing Home, Jackson, MS. Visitation was Sunday, January 15, 2017, from 5:00 PM to 8:00... read more

 

 

Sue Swain

Sue Swain

Published: 1/17/2017

Dorothy Sue Swain age 71, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at her residence in Hamilton MS. Services will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Church of... read more

 

 

Jean Spencer

Published: 1/16/2017

COLUMBUS — Jean Ann Spencer, 63, died Jan. 15, 2017, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Lowndes Funeral Home is... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Roberta Peters, Soprano With a Dramatic Entrance, Dies at 86

Roberta Peters, Soprano With a Dramatic Entrance, Dies at 86

Ms. Peters, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for 35 years, was 20 when she was catapulted to stardom as a last-minute substitute in “Don Giovanni.”

 

George Beall, Prosecutor Who Brought Down Agnew, Dies at 79

George Beall, Prosecutor Who Brought Down Agnew, Dies at 79

Mr. Beall, as United States attorney for Maryland, led the prosecution on bribery charges of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew that led to Mr. Agnew’s resignation in 1973.

 

James S. Ackerman, Author of Enduring Books on Architecture, Dies at 97

James S. Ackerman, Author of Enduring Books on Architecture, Dies at 97

Mr. Ackerman’s passion for architecture was kindled while serving in Italy with the Army. His studies of Michelangelo and Palladio are classics in the field.

 

Lois Dickson Rice, Trailblazing Executive Behind Pell Grants, Dies at 83

Lois Dickson Rice, Trailblazing Executive Behind Pell Grants, Dies at 83

Ms. Rice, who started life as a janitor’s daughter, helped persuade Congress to provide federal subsidies to tens of millions of needy college students.

 

Bishop Eddie L. Long, Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Dies at 63

Bishop Eddie L. Long, Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Dies at 63

Bishop Long was known for preaching a “prosperity gospel” that said the faithful would be rewarded with wealth.

 

Nicky Scarfo, Mob Boss Who Plundered Atlantic City in the ’80s, Dies at 87

Nicky Scarfo, Mob Boss Who Plundered Atlantic City in the ’80s, Dies at 87

Mr. Scarfo purged two dozen fellow mobsters during his reign in Philadelphia and South Jersey and milked casino profits in Atlantic City.

 

Among Deaths in 2016, a Heavy Toll in Pop Music

Among Deaths in 2016, a Heavy Toll in Pop Music

The deaths of David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen drew considerable attention in a year that also claimed Muhammad Ali and Fidel Castro.

 

Eugene Cernan, Last Human to Walk on Moon, Dies at 82

Eugene Cernan, Last Human to Walk on Moon, Dies at 82

A ferocious competitor, Mr. Cernan rocketed into space three times, went to the moon twice and shattered aerospace records on the Earth and the moon.

 

Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87

Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87

The ex-computer science professor, a correspondence chess champion, won what has been called one of the greatest games ever. It lasted three years.

 

Dick Gautier, Who Played a Rock Star in ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Is Dead

Dick Gautier, Who Played a Rock Star in ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ Is Dead

The comic actor, who was also known for his role as a robot on the TV show “Get Smart,” was 85.

 

Kevin Starr, Prolific Chronicler of California’s History, Dies at 76

Kevin Starr, Prolific Chronicler of California’s History, Dies at 76

In an eight-part opus about his home state, Mr. Starr showed how “the California of fact and the California of imagination shape and reshape each other.”

 

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