OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 7/16/2018

 

James Mattison

James Arthur Mattison, age 93, died Friday, July 13, 2018 at, Baptist Memorial Hospital Columbus. Services will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel, 2nd Avenue North with Rev.... read more

 

Vera Shelton

Vera Shelton

Vera Mae Shelton, age 92, of Caledonia, MS, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Antioch... read more

 

Mildred Gray

Mildred Gray

Mildred Ray Gray, age 91, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Trinity Healthcare Center in Columbus, MS. Services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 2nd Avenue North, in Columbus, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July... read more

 

Nancy Beck

MILLPORT, Ala. — Nancy Jo Blanton Rogers Beck, 77, died July 13, 2018, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Eddie Finch officiating.... read more

 

Douglas Moran

SHREVEPORT, La. — Douglas Leroy Moran, 73, died July 14, 2018. Celebration of Life services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodridge Baptist Church in Shreveport with Dr. Rocky Maddox officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Willie Whitfield

Willie Whitfield

Published: 7/14/2018

COLUMBUS — Willie James Whitfield, 61, died July 9, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Carter’s Funeral Services with the Rev. Rochester Young officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

Charles Lacey

Published: 7/14/2018

ELMORE, Ala. — Charles Edward Lacey, 59, died July 4, 2018, in Elmore, Alabama. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Stewart officiating. Burial followed... read more

 

 

Julia Richey

Published: 7/14/2018

Julia Pridmore Richey, age 79, formally of Columbus, MS, died July 10, 2018, in Phoenix, AZ. She passed peacefully in her sleep with her son Kevin by her side. Mrs. Richey... read more

 

 

Walter Poe

Published: 7/14/2018

NOXUBEE — Walter Poe, 79, died July 12, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

 

Ronnie Sanders

Published: 7/14/2018

MADISON — Ronnie C. Sanders, 52, died July 13, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McConnell Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

 

Jerry Butler

Published: 7/14/2018

Jerry Butler, 77, of Meridian, MS, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, July 12, 2018. His funeral service will be held on Monday, July 16 at 2:00 P.M. at... read more

 

 

Beulah Deloach

Published: 7/13/2018

COLUMBUS — Beulah Deloach, 84, died July 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

 

Willie Robinson

Published: 7/13/2018

STARKVILLE — Willie James Robinson, 60, died July 10, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Plair U.M. Church with the Rev. Leroy Davenport officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Henry Clemons, Jr.

Henry Clemons, Jr.

Published: 7/13/2018

BROOKSVILLE — Henry Lee Clemons Jr., 94, died July 10, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Carol Johnston

Published: 7/13/2018

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Carol Hunter Johnston, 57, died July 8, 2018, in Germantown, Tennessee. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Family Funeral Care. Burial will follow at Memphis Memory... read more

 

 

Jean Thompson

Published: 7/13/2018

ABERDEEN — Jean Gallop Thompson, 77, died July 12, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Hospice in Tupelo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Untied Methodist church with the... read more

 

 

Barbara Ivy

Published: 7/13/2018

WEST POINT — Barbara Jean Ivy, 91, died July 11, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Sallee officiating. Burial... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Les Lieber, Who Served Jazz to the Lunch Crowd, Dies at 106

Les Lieber, Who Served Jazz to the Lunch Crowd, Dies at 106

His Jazz at Noon series, which ran for more than 45 years, featured skilled amateur players alongside well-known guest professionals.

 

Len Chappell, 77, College All-American and N.B.A. All-Star, Dies

Len Chappell, 77, College All-American and N.B.A. All-Star, Dies

Chappell led Wake Forest to the Final Four in 1962 and was the top scorer for the Knicks in 1963-64, averaging more than 17 points per game.

 

Nancy Barbato Sinatra, 101, an Idol’s First Wife and Lasting Confidante, Dies

Nancy Barbato Sinatra, 101, an Idol’s First Wife and Lasting Confidante, Dies

For nearly half a century after her divorce from Frank Sinatra, she remained his cherished and devoted friend.

 

William McBride, Who Warned About Thalidomide, Dies at 91

William McBride, Who Warned About Thalidomide, Dies at 91

Proclaimed a hero, Dr. McBride was later embroiled in lengthy controversies over faulty research.

 

Nathaniel Reed, 84, Champion of Florida’s Environment, Is Dead

Nathaniel Reed, 84, Champion of Florida’s Environment, Is Dead

Mr. Reed, a Republican, helped turn the Endangered Species Act into law while serving as an assistant secretary of the Interior in the 1970s.

 

Tom Gallagher, Diplomat Who Became a Gay Activist, Dies at 77

Tom Gallagher, Diplomat Who Became a Gay Activist, Dies at 77

He began his career having to hide the fact that he was gay. He ended it celebrated as a pioneer.

 

Jeremy Gold, Actuary Who Warned of Pension Crisis, Dies at 75

Jeremy Gold, Actuary Who Warned of Pension Crisis, Dies at 75

Concluding that actuarial standards for pensions were flawed, Mr. Gold embarked on a 30-year mission “to save my profession.”

 

Richard Elden, Innovative Hedge Fund Investor, Is Dead at 84

Richard Elden, Innovative Hedge Fund Investor, Is Dead at 84

Mr. Elden adopted a diversified approach to investing in hedge funds, opening a new area of American finance.

 

Alan Johnson, 81, ‘Springtime for Hitler’ Choreographer, Dies

Alan Johnson, 81, ‘Springtime for Hitler’ Choreographer, Dies

A former dancer, Mr. Johnson collaborated with Mel Brooks on several movies and once asked him, “‘Oh my God, are we allowed to show this?”

 

Abbas Amir Entezam, Iranian Official Jailed as a Spy, Dies at 86

Abbas Amir Entezam, Iranian Official Jailed as a Spy, Dies at 86

Mr. Entezam, the first senior official of post-revolutionary Iran to face espionage charges, served 17 years in prison.

 

Pat Swindall, Congressman Undone by Scandal, Is Dead at 67

Pat Swindall, Congressman Undone by Scandal, Is Dead at 67

A Georgia Republican, he was elected at a time when his state’s political landscape was dominated by Democrats. But a perjury conviction derailed his career.

 

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