OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 7/25/2016

 

Jerry Tucker

Jerry Tucker

WEST POINT — Jerry Gene Tucker died July 16, 2016, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Robinson Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Sallee officiating. Mr. Tucker was born... read more

 

William Perkins Jr.

COLUMBUS — William Perkins Jr., 81, died July 24, 2016, at Aurora Health and Rehab Center. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will hold a private memorial service. Mr. Perkins was... read more

 

James Vice Jr.

KENNEDY, Ala. — James A. “Buddy” Vice Jr., 74, died July 22, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services will be at 3 p.m., Tuesday, at Dowdle Funeral Home. Burial will follow Meadow Branch Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

Mary Baker

ABERDEEN — Mary Pirelo Baker, 93, died July 23, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m., Tuesday, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. A private graveside service will follow at Odd Fellows... read more

 

William Jones

William A. Jones, 88, died July 24, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Irene Hatfield

ABERDEEN — Irene Hatfield, 97, died July 23, 2016, at Care Center of Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Clara Kanel

COLUMBUS — Clara Von Kanel, 90, died July 24, 2016, at Sanctuary Hospice of Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. read more

 

Margie Grice

LOUISVILLE — Margie Grice, 71, died July 24, 2016, at Winston County Medical Center Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more

 

Jackie Willis

COLUMBUS — Jackie Willis, 64, died July 24, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Service of Columbus. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Alene Asherbranner

Published: 7/23/2016

Alene Slate Asherbranner, 94, of Columbus, MS passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation was held Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 9:30 AM to 11:00... read more

 

 

Keith Oaks

Published: 7/23/2016

Gregory Keith Oaks, age 39, of Columbus died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Starkville Manor in Starkville, MS. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. Services were at... read more

 

 

Robert Reeves

Published: 7/23/2016

COLUMBUS — Robert Lee Reeves, 87, died July 22, 2016, at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with David Skinner officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Carroll Lancaster Sr.

Published: 7/23/2016

Carroll Dean Lancaster Sr., 78, died July 22, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. today at Lowndes Funeral Home with James Black officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Jason Kelley

Published: 7/23/2016

LEEDS, Ala. — Jason C. Kelley, 45, died July 20, 2016, at UAB Hospital. Services were Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Skelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Vaughn Stafford, the Rev.... read more

 

 

James Rhodes

Published: 7/23/2016

COLUMBUS — James Michael Rhodes, 64, died July 22, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert... read more

 

 

Dewey Bostick

Published: 7/23/2016

COLUMBUS — Dewey Lamar Bostick, 77 died July 22, 2016. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Welch Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

 

Thomas Kirby

Published: 7/23/2016

WEST POINT — Thomas Brandon Kirby, 87, died July 22, 2016, at Waverly Care Home in West Point. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home with the... read more

 

 

Jack Otts

Published: 7/23/2016

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Jack Otts, 84, died July 18, 2016, at Generations of Vernon. Services were Friday, July 22, 2016, at Otts Funeral Home with Scott Stokes and Robert Stamps... read more

 

 

Joshua Massey

Published: 7/23/2016

COLUMBUS — Joshua Randal Massey, 34, died July 22, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Lowndes Funeral Home with Ralph Windle officiating. Visitation is one... read more

 

 

Mattie Cheateam

Mattie Cheateam

Published: 7/22/2016

COLUMBUS — Mattie Lou Jackson Cheateam, 88, died July 16, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at noon, Saturday, at Stephen Chapel MB Church in Columbus with the... read more

 

 

Ralph Tillman

Ralph Tillman

Published: 7/22/2016

COLUMBUS — Ralph Tillman, 65, died July 17, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Carter’s Funeral Services with Lee Andrew Sanders officiating.... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Marni Nixon, the Singing Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86

Marni Nixon, the Singing Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86

Ms. Nixon was the ghost singer for actresses in many of Hollywood’s most famous musicals, from “The King and I” to “West Side Story” to “My Fair Lady.”

 

Thomas Sutherland, Lebanon Hostage Who Was Freed After 6 Years, Dies at 85

Thomas Sutherland, Lebanon Hostage Who Was Freed After 6 Years, Dies at 85

Mr. Sutherland, an agriculture professor who was among dozens of Westerners kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in the 1980s, was released in 1991.

 

Gary S. Paxton, Whose Mixed Bag of a Life Was Filled With Music, Dies at 77

Gary S. Paxton, Whose Mixed Bag of a Life Was Filled With Music, Dies at 77

Mr. Paxton began performing on or producing hits like “Monster Mash” and “Cherry Pie,” saw hard times and ended up with a Grammy-winning gospel album.

 

Dennis Green, Pioneering Coach of the Vikings and the Cardinals, Dies at 67

Dennis Green, Pioneering Coach of the Vikings and the Cardinals, Dies at 67

Green was only the second black head coach in N.F.L. history when he took over at Minnesota.

 

William Gaines, Prizewinning Investigative Reporter, Dies at 82

William Gaines, Prizewinning Investigative Reporter, Dies at 82

A longtime journalist whose reporting on corruption in Chicago won two Pulitzer Prizes.

 

David Horowitz, Who Helped Make Bill Clinton a Media Darling, Dies at 86

David Horowitz, Who Helped Make Bill Clinton a Media Darling, Dies at 86

After a long convention speech in 1988, Mr. Clinton, then the governor of Arkansas, got a boost from Mr. Horowitz: a spot with his saxophone on “Johnny Carson.”

 

Karl Case, Economist Who Developed Home Price Index, Dies at 69

Karl Case, Economist Who Developed Home Price Index, Dies at 69

Mr. Case, a professor at Wellesley College, worked with a Yale economist to develop the Case-Shiller Index to track home values in an opaque market.

 

Billy Name, Who Glazed Warhol’s Factory in Silver, Dies at 76

Billy Name, Who Glazed Warhol’s Factory in Silver, Dies at 76

Mr. Name was a photographer, a muse and a lover of Warhol who captured the Factory coterie in black-and-white pictures.

 

Betsy Bloomingdale, Socialite and Friend of Influencers, Dies at 93

Betsy Bloomingdale, Socialite and Friend of Influencers, Dies at 93

Mrs. Bloomingdale was a fashion leader who, with her department store heir husband, maintained friendships with politicians and entertainers, keeping diaries of parties she hosted.

 

Mark Takai, First-Term Congressman From Hawaii, Dies at 49

Mark Takai, First-Term Congressman From Hawaii, Dies at 49

Mr. Takai, an Iraq war veteran, was elected to Congress in 2014, representing the district of Aiea/Pearl City, near Pearl Harbor. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

 

Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at 81; a TV and Film Comedy Mastermind

Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at 81; a TV and Film Comedy Mastermind

Mr. Marshall’s work in TV and movies fattened the archive of romantic, family and buddy comedies and found a sweet spot in the middle of the mainstream.

 

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