OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 5/28/2015
COLUMBUS — Donna Marie Matthews Miller, 61, died May 23, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements are entrusted to Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. Mrs. Miller was born in New Orleans on Dec. 13, 1953, to... read more
Dorothy Harris, 72, died May 27, 2015, at Crest View Rehab in Florida. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more
COLUMBUS — Mary Ruth Crews, 71, died May 27, 2015, at her residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home. read more
LOUISVILLE — Rhett Watson Vernon, infant, died May 26, 2015. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church with Bill Ross officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Cockrell Funeral Home. He is survived by... read more
STARKVILLE — Henry Kirvin Stringer, 97, died May 24, 2015, at Vicker’s Personal Care Home in Starkville. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Starkville with... read more
Henry A. Key, Jr. age 85 died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at his residence in Columbus. Services were held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel... read more
Lawrence “Larry” William Baize, Jr., 61, entered into eternal peace on May 22, 2015, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas in the arms of his wife.... read more
HAMILTON — J. T. Duke, 81, died May 22, 2015, at Golden Living in Amory. Services were Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral with the Rev. Grant Mitchell, Daniel... read more
COLUMBUS — Mary E. Bennett, 89, died May 23, 2015, at NMMC- Tupelo. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more
MACON — Odessa Patterson Williams, 61, died May 24, 2015, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more
SMITHVILLE — Billy D. Ford, 77, died May 23, 2015, at his residence. Services are 3 pm Monday at Cleveland- Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Dudley Nash officiating.... read more
COLUMBUS — Henry A. Key Jr., 85, died May 23, 2015, at his residence. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home with Shawn Parker officiating. Burial will follow at... read more
Phillip Morris “Happy” Strickland age 54 died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at West Point Community Living Center in West Point. Services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM... read more
Joyce Ann Pennington Rennaker left this earth for her heavenly home on April 21, 2015 in Carrollton, TX. She was born February 24, 1945 in Lamar County, AL to the... read more
VERNON, Ala. — Wanda Smith, 72, died May 20, 2015, at DCH in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services were Saturday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Pearson and Tommy Smith officiating. Burial... read more
ABERDEEN — Cleo Emory Harbor, 90, died May 22, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Services are today at 1 p.m. at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Dale J. Carr officiating.... read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Walter Byers, Ex-N.C.A.A. Leader Who Rued Corruption, Dies at 93
Mr. Byers forged a moneymaking colossus built on student-athletes but ultimately decried the college sports world as corrupt and unfair.
Hugh Ambrose, Historian Who Wrote ‘The Pacific,’ Dies at 48
The historian began his career as a researcher for his father, Stephen E. Ambrose; his best-selling history became an Emmy Award-winning mini-series.
Marcus Belgrave, Trumpeter and Mentor in Detroit’s Jazz Scene, Dies at 78
Mr. Belgrave, who also played the fluegelhorn, became a coach and conscience for the city’s jazz musicians.
Mary Ellen Mark, Photographer Who Documented Difficult Subjects, Dies at 75
Ms. Mark was known for her unflinching yet compassionate depictions of her subjects, who included prostitutes in Mumbai and homeless teenagers in Seattle.
John Murphy, Congressman Convicted in Abscam Sting, Dies at 88
Mr. Murphy, a Democrat from Staten Island, was one of seven members of Congress found guilty of taking illicit payoffs in the Abscam operation videotaped by the F.B.I.
McNeil Robinson II, 72, Organist and Composer, Is Dead
Mr. Robinson, who was the chairman of the organ department at the Manhattan School of Music, was also the organist for several houses of worship.
McNeil Robinson II, 72, Organist and Composer, Is Dead
Mr. Robinson, who was the chairman of the organ department of the Manhattan School of Music, was also the organist for several houses of worship.
Martin Sheets, Who Shone at the Special Olympics, Dies at 62
Mr. Sheets participated for more than 40 years in the Special Olympics, going back to its first international summer games at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 1968.
John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86
The narrative of Dr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.
Anne Meara, Comedian and Actress, Dies at 85
Ms. Meara began her comedy career as the partner of her husband, Jerry Stiller; won an Obie Award for her stage work; earned four Emmy nominations; and became a playwright in her 60s.
John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86
The narrative of Mr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.
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