OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 8/2/2015
GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Dolph Ireland, Jr., 68, died July 9, 2015, at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc. Services were arranged by West Memorial Funeral Home. read more
BROOKSVILLE — Clara Jourdan Kemp, 97, died July 31, 2015, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Starkville. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Cockrell Funeral Home... read more
COLUMBUS — Lillian Cunningham, 62, died August 1, 2015, at West Point Nursing Home. Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more
COLUMBUS — James Burton Tollett, 70, died July 30, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Services are 3 p.m. today at Adaton Baptist Church in Starkville with the Rev. Hal Selby officiating. Burial will follow at the... read more
COLUMBUS — Della Clay, 75, died at her home. Services are noon Monday at Century Hairston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hugh Dent officiating. Burial will follow at Faith Harvest Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m.-noon... read more
COLUMBUS — Gregory Jones Sr., 56, died July 26, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Northside MB Church with the Rev. Vernon Phifer officiating. Burial... read more
COLUMBUS — Shead Trimuel Sr., 88, died July 28, 2015, at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Tabernacle Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Ethelsville, Alabama, with... read more
COLUMBUS — Cebell Hayden Jones, 77, died July 27, 2015, at her residence. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Sam J. Bishop... read more
WEST POINT — Jerald L. “Jerry” Smith, 76, died July 29, 2015, at his residence. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church EPC in West Point with the Rev.... read more
WEST POINT — James M. Harris, 72, died July 23, 2015, at North MS Medical Center in West Point. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell MB Church in Cedar Bluff... read more
COLUMBUS – Stacey L. Summerville-Petty, 43, died July 21, 2015, in Columbus. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Brick MB Church with the Rev. Maurice Williams officiating. Burial will follow at... read more
STARKVILLE — Lyndon Coleman, 51, died July 27, 2015, in Starkville. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Sixteenth Section MB Church in Starkville with the Rev. Larnzy Carpenter Jr. officiating. Burial... read more
STARKVILLE — Elvis Johnson, 53, died July 26, 2015, in West Point. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Olivet MB Church in Starkville with the Rev. James Covington officiating. Burial... read more
STARKVILLE — Roger Lee Bell, 71, died July 25, 2015, in Starkville. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Blackjack MB Church in Starkville with the Rev. Maurico Clark officiating. Burial will... read more
REFORM, Ala. — Vonnie Edward Collier, 76, died July 29, 2015. Graveside services are 4 p.m. Friday at Pine Grove Cemetery in Ethelsville, Alabama, with Steve Hydrick officiating. Arrangements are entrusted... read more
Thomas Luther Wilburn, II, died at Smith Oaks, Lowndes County, Mississippi on July 27, 2015, at age 96. Services will be at Annunciation Catholic Church, Columbus, MS, Friday, July 31, 2015,... read more
E. Dale Jackson, 91, died July 28, 2015, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Sturgis Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Mord... read more
NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES
Buddy Emmons, Virtuoso of the Steel Guitar, Dies at 78
Mr. Emmons, an in-demand and influential performer, was also responsible for the evolution of his instrument.
George Coe, Actor and Director of a Bergman Parody, Dies at 86
Mr. Coe was also a grown-up presence in the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” appearing in the very first episode.
Dr. James Jude, Who Helped Develop Use of CPR, Dies at 87
Dr. Jude was a resident at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine when he recognized that external manual pressure could revive a stalled heart, a discovery that led to the widespread use of CPR.
Aja Zanova, Top Czech Skater Who Defected to West, Dies at 84
Zanova was a world champion figure skater whose defection from Czechoslovakia as a teenager in 1950 made headlines around the world.
Roddy Piper, a Master Villain of Professional Wrestling, Dies at 61
Roderick Toombs, who adopted the name Rowdy Roddy Piper for his career, helped raise the profile of World Wrestling Entertainment and was a foil to Hulk Hogan in the 1980s.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter of Whitney Houston, Dies at 22
Ms. Brown, who was found unconscious in a bathtub in her townhouse on Jan. 31 and placed into a medically induced coma, had been in hospice care since late June.
Lynn Anderson, Singer of ‘Rose Garden,’ Dies at 67
Ms. Anderson recorded her signature song, “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” on a fluke.
Jerome Kohlberg Jr., Pioneer of the Private Equity Industry, Dies at 90
Mr. Kohlberg, who founded K.K.R., shunned hard-edged tactics, focusing on smaller, friendly deals.
Howard W. Jones Jr., a Pioneer of Reproductive Medicine, Dies at 104
Dr. Jones opened the first sex-change clinic in an American hospital and helped achieve the first birth through in vitro fertilization in the United States.
Billy Pierce, White Sox Power Pitcher, Dies at 88
Pierce, a Chicago White Sox left-hander with a blazing fastball, became one of baseball’s leading pitchers of the 1950s.
Mike Pyle, Captain of 9-0 Yale Team and Champion Bears in ’63, Dies at 76
Pyle was among the many former N.F.L. players who brought suit against the league for disregarding cognitive dangers resulting from football collisions.
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