Published: 8/20/2017Bessie Mae Johnson “Tootsie”, age 57, passed away August 2, 2017 at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, FL. She was born July 3, 1960 in Starkville, MS to the late Lester Edmonds... read more
Published: 8/20/2017Tupelo- Renee Harcrow Daniel, 59, died Monday, August 14, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Ms. Daniel was born March 30, 1958, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Martha Garner Toupous... read more
Published: 8/19/2017COLUMBUS — Earle Hudson, 89, died Aug. 17, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more
Published: 8/19/2017COLUMBUS — Johnny Fisher, 68, died Aug. 18, 2017, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more
Published: 8/19/2017BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Francis Thomas “Frank” Troskey, 92, died Aug. 18, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Jeffrey Waldrep... read more
Published: 8/19/2017COLUMBUS — Sarah O. Brown, 83, died Aug. 18, 2017, at Aurora Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more
Published: 8/19/2017KENNEDY, Ala. — William Larry Whitson, 76, died Aug. 17, 2017, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour... read more
Published: 8/18/2017ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Bruster “Bee” Minor died Aug. 14, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Canaan MB Church. Burial will follow in Sandfield Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-6... read more
Published: 8/18/2017KATY, Texas — Lyndia Byrde Harrison Easter, 52, died Aug. 8, 2017, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southside MB Church. Burial... read more
Published: 8/18/2017MACON — Johnnie “Bruh” Davis, 65, died Aug. 10, 2017, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Noxubee High School with the Rev. Sammie Lyson officiating. Burial... read more
Published: 8/18/2017ALICEVILLE, Ala. — W.C. “Bill” Martin Jr., 94, died Aug. 16, 2017, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Aliceville First Presbyterian Church. Skelton Funeral Home... read more
Published: 8/18/2017WEST POINT — Robert Earl McKnuckle, 63, died Aug. 12, 2017, at West Point Community Living Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Union MB Church in Monroe... read more
Mr. Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin’s comedy partner but went on to a major solo career with films like “The Bellboy” and “The Nutty Professor.”
A black satirist who gave white audiences a deeper feel for the nation’s shameful racial history, Mr. Gregory was a national sensation in the early 1960s.
Professor Hershkowitz’s salvage operations earned him a reputation as a highly regarded archival scavenger.
Mr. Burgess, who recorded for the storied Sun label, was a full-tilt rocker capable of whipping audiences into a frenzy.
The comic and filmmaker, who died Sunday, may not have collected many showbiz laurels, but his work shaped the comedians who came along after him.
He fundamentally transformed political polling and financing and perfected virulent campaigns that toppled liberal incumbents.
Mr. Thompson, whose productions were nominated for 20 Tony Awards and won six, helped mount hits like “The Book of Mormon.” “He elevated me,” said Patti LuPone.
Mr. Allcard was said to be the first to sail across the Atlantic and back singlehandedly (the stowaway aside). He also circled the globe on a solo trip.
Generations of comics paid their respects to Mr. Lewis after news of his death broke on Sunday.
Mrs. Walker-Meador was the first employee of the Country Music Association and its longtime executive director.
Known for his toothy smile and crowd-pleasing charm, Mr. Forsyth was recognized by Guinness World Records as the male entertainer with the longest TV career.