OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 8/31/2014
WEST POINT — Albert Eugene Decker II, 78, died Aug. 26, 2014, at his residence. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at his home. Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Mr. Decker was born in Clay... read more
Patsy C. Carver age 81 died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbus. Services will be held Monday September 01, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Bray officiating,... read more
MACON — Emma L. Conner died Aug. 27, 2014, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more
KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. — Janet Foreman Pate, 48, died Aug. 29, 2014, at St. Thomas Midtown Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Jason Allison officiating. Burial... read more
VERNON, Ala. — Wallace Ray Harris, 70, died Aug. 28, 2014, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are 2 p.m. today at Chandler Funeral Home in Vernon with Jerry Smith Arnold Sheets officiating.... read more
HAMILTON — Charlotte Dynell Nevins, 60, died Aug. 27, 2014, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Wilson and William... read more
COLUMBUS — Eva Mae Ward, 93, died Aug. 29, 2014, at her residence. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Friendship Cemetery. Lowndes Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Mrs. Ward was born in Carrollton, Alabama,... read more
MACON — Robert Smith, 69, died Aug. 23, 2014, at his residence. Services are noon today at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel in Macon with Admire Grondy officiating. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery. Visitation was Aug.... read more
COLUMBUS — Emma J. Shelton Conner, 65, died Aug. 24, 2014, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Hopewell MB Church with Jessie Hutton officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is... read more
CRAWFORD — Dorothy Hayes Johnson, 72, died Aug. 18, 2014, at Greenwood Leflore Medical Center. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Charity Full Gospel Church in Columbus with Rene Reed officiating.... read more
COLUMBUS — Linda Joyce Johnson, 51, died Aug. 19, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Beulah Grove Full Gospel Baptist Church in Artesia with Timothy... read more
COLUMBUS — Rosemary Lee, 49, died Aug. 20, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Providence MB Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joe L.... read more
COLUMBUS — Mattie Foster, 98, died Aug. 21, 2014, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John MB Church with the Rev. Joe Brooks officiating. Burial will follow... read more
COLUMBUS — The Rev. James Earl “Bear” Edwards, 71, died Aug. 23, 2014, at Aurora Health and Rehab. Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Carter’s Funeral Services Chapel in Columbus. ... read more
STEENS — Theresa S. Harris, 60, died Aug. 25, 2014, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Tenth Avenue Church of Christ in Columbus. Burial will follow at Memorial... read more
MILLPORT, Ala. — Billy Wayne Cargile, 70, died Aug. 26, 2014. Services are 2 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel of Millport with Dustin Semore officiating. Burial will follow at... read more
COLUMBUS — Gwenevere Roberson, 46, died Aug. 11, 2014, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Stephen Chapel MB Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joe L. Peoples... read more
LA PORTE, Ind. — Martha Evelyn Cole, 80, died Aug. 26, 2014, at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City, Indiana. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel... read more
STARKVILLE — Johnny James Rice, 67, died Aug. 24, 2014, in Starkville. Services are 11 Saturday at Austin Church of Christ with the Rev. Tyrone Stallings officiating. Burial will follow at... read more
MABEN — Walter A. Wood, 83, died Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence. Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Maben with the Rev. Randle Poss and... read more
PLUM GROVE — Belton Lang, 83, died Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Glenn Cornick, Original Bassist in Jethro Tull, Dies at 67
Mr. Cornick was a founding member of a British band that began with a blues sound and expanded steadily in scope.
Werner Franz, Survivor of the Hindenburg’s Crew, Dies at 92
Mr. Franz was a 14-year-old cabin boy when the immense German zeppelin erupted into flames. He was believed to be the last surviving member of the crew.
A. J. Langguth, a Former Times Correspondent, Dies at 81
Mr. Langguth covered the trial of Jack Ruby and the Vietnam War for The Times, and later became an author and a journalism professor.
Carol Vadnais, All-Star and Stalwart on the Rangers, Dies at 68
Vadnais, who began his career when the N.H.L. had six teams, won Stanley Cup titles with Montreal in 1968 and Boston in 1972 before playing with the Rangers.
Yves Carcelle, Empire Builder at Louis Vuitton, Dies at 66
Mr. Carcelle, who led the Louis Vuitton brand and later ran LVMH’s fashion division, was the main architect of an expansion into Asia and other international markets.
David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75
Mr. Rosand, who began teaching at Columbia in the mid-’60s, specialized in Venetian painting but had wide art knowledge beyond his immediate field.
Sandy Wilson, Composer and Writer of ‘The Boy Friend,’ Dies at 90
Mr. Wilson wrote the book and composed the score for the musical “The Boy Friend,” Julie Andrews’s Broadway debut and later a Ken Russell movie.
George Barrett, Tennessee Lawyer Who Fought for Desegregation, Dies at 86
Representing a professor from Tennessee State University, Mr. Barrett — who said he aspired to be a “social engineer” — took on a case that lasted 38 years.
John A. Walker Jr., Ringleader of Spy Family, Dies at 77
Mr. Walker was a Navy communications specialist when he began spying for the Soviets at the height of the Cold War in 1967.
John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66
Mr. Mroz was a co-founder and chief executive of the EastWest Institute, a New York-based group specializing in international conflict resolution.
Arthur H. White, 90, Gauged Public Opinion and Encouraged Reading
Mr. White was a co-founder of the research firm Yankelovich, Skelly & White, who went on to help start many nonprofits, including Reading Is Fundamental.
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