OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 7/7/2015

 

Richard Hubbard

Richard Lynn Hubbard, 60 of Steens and West Point, MS went to his heavenly home on Saturday, July 04, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Visitation was Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at... read more

 

Charlene McCall

Charlene McCall

Charlene Jordan McCall age 72 died Sunday, July 05, 2015 at her residence in Columbus. Services will be held Tuesday, July 07, 2015 at 5:00 PM at First Baptist Church with Dr. Shawn Parker and Dr.... read more

 

Virginia Stewart

COLUMBUS — Virginia G. Stewart, 92, died July 6, 2015, at Windsor Place. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is one hour before... read more

 

Elise Smith

Elise Zeta Katherine Smith, 14, died July 3, 2015, at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Billy Rounsaville

Billy Reed Rounsaville, 85, died July 6, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Lowndes Funeral Home with Kenny Gardner officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. read more

 

Carolyn Wigginton

AMORY — Carolyn Virginia Monaghan Wigginton, 68, died July 5, 2015, in Amory. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Meadowood Baptist Church in Amory with Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery.... read more

 

Katherine Henry

STARKVILLE — Katherine Camille (Myers) Henry died July 2, 2015. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Welch Funeral Home with Eddie Painter officiating. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 5-7 p.m. at... read more

 

Willie Brown

COLUMBUS — Willie Brown, 74, died July 6, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Annie Coleman

CRAWFORD — Annie Coleman, 87, died July 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Roy Dennis Rodgers

Roy Dennis Rodgers age 67 of Arley, AL. died Thursday morning, July 2, 2015. Roy was born to Vernon Rodgers and Fannie Lucas Rodgers in Electra TX. in 1948. He proudly served our country as... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Perry Potts

Published: 7/6/2015

Perry Potts, 59, died July 5, 2015, at NMMC-Tupelo. Services are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Roy Rodgers

Published: 7/6/2015

ARLEY, Ala. — Roy Dennis Rodgers, 67, died July 2, 2015. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Moss Service Funeral Home in Cullman, Alabama. Burial is 3 p.m. Tuesday at... read more

 

 

Della Clay

Published: 7/5/2015

COLUMBUS- Della Clay, 75, died July 4, 2015, at her residence. Services will be announced at a later date. Carter’s Funeral Services in Columbus is in charge of arrangements. read more

 

 

Donald Cantrell

Published: 7/5/2015

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Donald E. Cantrell, 86, died July 2, 2015, at his residence. Services are Monday at 2 p.m. at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Byron Pickering and Jeff Chaffin... read more

 

 

Joe James

Published: 7/3/2015

WEST POINT — Joe Louis James, 78, died July 1, 2015, at his residence. Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow at Third Mt. Olive M.B. Church in West Point with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Don Bond

Published: 7/3/2015

KENNEDY, Ala. — Don Irvin Bond, 53, died July 1, 2015, at Forrest General Hosptial in Hattiesburg. Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Dowdle Funeral Home with Gene Nabors officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

James Daffron

Published: 7/3/2015

MILLPORT, Ala. — James Douglas Daffron, 86, died July 1, 2015, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Services are 2 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with Nick Cannady... read more

 

 

Curtis Miller

Published: 7/3/2015

VERNON, Ala. — Curtis L. Miller, 68, died July 2, 2015, at his residence. Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at Providence Methodist Church with James Godsey officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Walter Thomas

Published: 7/3/2015

VERONA — Walter Thomas, 78, died July 3, 2015, at Darlington Oaks. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

 

Joe James

Published: 7/3/2015

WEST POINT — Joe Louis James, 78, died July 1, 2015, at his residence. Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow at Third Mt. Olive MB Church in West Point with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Don Bond

Published: 7/3/2015

KENNEDY, Ala. — Don Irvin Bond, 53, died July 1, 2015, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Dowdle Funeral Home with Gene Nabors officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Bertha Johnson

Bertha Johnson

Published: 7/3/2015

CHICAGO, Ill. — Bertha Johnson, 79, died June 27, 2015, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow at New Zion Pilgrim MB Church in Columbus with Robert... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Burt Shavitz, Scruffy Face of Burt’s Bees, Dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, Scruffy Face of Burt’s Bees, Dies at 80

After Mr. Shavitz sold his share in the company, he returned to his hermit’s existence in a 400-square-foot converted turkey coop in Parkman, Me.









 

Jerry Weintraub, a Force in Film and Music, Dies at 77

Jerry Weintraub, a Force in Film and Music, Dies at 77

Mr. Weintraub’s career touched musical entertainers as grandly diverse as Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin, and films like “The Karate Kid” and the “Ocean’s Eleven” casino heist trilogy.









 

John A. Williams, 89, Dies; Underrated Novelist Wrote About Black Identity

John A. Williams, 89, Dies; Underrated Novelist Wrote About Black Identity

Mr. Williams, who was often compared to Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin, was the author of “The Man Who Cried I Am” and an unflattering biography of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.









 

Scot Breithaupt, BMX Pioneer, Dies at 57

Scot Breithaupt, BMX Pioneer, Dies at 57

Mr. Breithaupt helped found and became the pre-eminent early promoter of bicycle motocross racing. He also manufactured BMX bikes and became a television commentator on BMX.









 

Donald Wexler, Architect Who Gave Shape to Palm Springs, Dies at 89

Donald Wexler, Architect Who Gave Shape to Palm Springs, Dies at 89

Mr. Wexler’s innovative steel houses and soaring glass-fronted terminal at the Palm Springs International Airport helped make the desert city a showcase for midcentury modernism.









 

Boyd K. Packer, Advocate of Conservative Mormonism, Dies at 90

Boyd K. Packer, Advocate of Conservative Mormonism, Dies at 90

Next in line to become president of the Mormon Church, Mr. Packer spoke for those in the church who resisted social change.









 

Diana Douglas, Actress and First Wife of Kirk Douglas, Dies at 92

Diana Douglas, Actress and First Wife of Kirk Douglas, Dies at 92

Ms. Douglas, who performed over six decades and appeared in dozens of movies, was the mother of Michael Douglas.









 

Jane Aaron Dies at 67; Her Film Animation Sprouted on ‘Sesame Street’

Jane Aaron Dies at 67; Her Film Animation Sprouted on ‘Sesame Street’

Ms. Aaron’s films have been shown in museums around the world, but her work found its widest audience on the popular children’s education program.









 

Charlie Sanders, Hall of Fame Tight End With Lions, Dies at 68

Charlie Sanders, Hall of Fame Tight End With Lions, Dies at 68

Sanders, a tight end for the Lions from 1968 to 1977, helped redefine a position that had been traditionally reserved for stolid blockers.









 

Miriam Schapiro, 91, a Feminist Artist Who Harnessed Craft and Pattern, Dies

Miriam Schapiro, 91, a Feminist Artist Who Harnessed Craft and Pattern, Dies

When one of her works was criticized as sentimental, Ms. Schapiro said in an interview that sentiment was powerful to her although it was devalued by men.









 

Lawrence Herkimer, Grandfather of Modern Cheerleading, Dies at 89

Lawrence Herkimer, Grandfather of Modern Cheerleading, Dies at 89

Mr. Herkimer elevated cheerleading into an aspirational goal for generations of youths and a highly successful business for himself.









 

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