OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 3/18/2019

 

Dora Layton

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Dora S. Layton, 91, died March 14, 2019, at Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, Alabama. A home-going celebration for will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Aliceville,... read more

 

Barbara Clark

TUPELO — Barbara Ann Tucker Jones Clark, 83, died March 15, 2019, at The Green Houses at Traceway in Tupelo. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with David Snyder officiating. Burial... read more

 

Paul Palmer

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Paul Wayne Palmer, 64, died March 15, 2019, at his residence. No services are planned and the burial of cremains will be at the Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Mr. Palmer was... read more

 

Lois Weyman

COLUMBUS — Lois P. Weyman, 92, died March 16, 2019, at Windsor Place. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Robert Loftis

Published: 3/17/2019

Robert Lee “Bob” Loftis, age 90, of Caledonia, MS, passed away March 14, 2019, at Covington County Hospital in Collins, MS. Funeral services will be Monday, March 18, 2019, at... read more

 

 

Elena Sims

Published: 3/17/2019

STEENS — Elena Pabrose Delim Sims, 87, died March 16, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, College Street... read more

 

 

Jody Weiss

Published: 3/17/2019

COLUMBUS — Jody McKnight Weiss, 85, died March 16, 2019, at her residence. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. Anne Harris officiating. Memorial Gunter Peel... read more

 

 

Gynette Seales

Published: 3/17/2019

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Gynette G. Seales, 80, died March 13, 2019, at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama. Services were Saturday at the chapel of Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent... read more

 

 

Freeman Lindsey Jr.

Published: 3/17/2019

STARKVILLE — Freeman Lindsey Jr., 71, died March 7, 2019, in Tupelo. Services were Friday at the chapel of Century Hairston Funeral in Starkville. Burial followed at Lindsey Chapel Cemetery in... read more

 

 

Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott

Published: 3/17/2019

STARKVILLE — Richard Elliot, 72, died March 11, 2019, in Starkville. Services were Saturday at Sixteen M.B. Church in Starkville with the Rev. Leroy Davenport officiating. Burial followed at church cemetery... read more

 

 

Hembree Brandon

Hembree Brandon

Published: 3/15/2019

Hembree B. Brandon, age 82, died peacefully March 12, 2019, at Oktibbeha County Hospital, in Starkville, Miss. A native of New Albany, Miss., he was public relations manager for the... read more

 

 

Bubba Dees Jr.

Bubba Dees Jr.

Published: 3/15/2019

Reverend Marion “Bubba” Dees, Jr., age 68, of Columbus, MS was surrounded by his family at his residence when he received his healing and went to be with the Lord on... read more

 

 

Ty Henderson

Published: 3/15/2019

ark Henderson, 17, died March 8, 2019, in Starkville. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Monday at the chapel at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. Visitation is one hour... read more

 

 

Mary Crabtree

Published: 3/15/2019

MACON — Mary Patterson Crabtree, 87, died March 13, 2019, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Service are 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel in... read more

 

 

Anne Hankins

Published: 3/15/2019

VERNON, Ala. — Marie Anne Hankins, 80, died March 13, 2019, at her residence. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the Vernon Church of Christ with Eddie Finch officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

Corine Harris-Macon

Published: 3/15/2019

WEST POINT — Corine Harris-Macon, 81, died March 6, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services are 11 a.m. Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church in West Point with Donald Wesley officiating.... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

o: Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Is Dead at 58

o: Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Is Dead at 58

A labor economist, Princeton scholar, Treasury official and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. The police said the cause was suicide.

 

Okwui Enwezor, Curator Who Remapped Art World, Dies at 55

Okwui Enwezor, Curator Who Remapped Art World, Dies at 55

In large shows like Documenta and the Venice Biennale, he put art from around the globe on an equal footing with that of Europe and the United States.

 

Dick Dale, 81, King of the Surf Guitar, Dies

Dick Dale, 81, King of the Surf Guitar, Dies

Mr. Dale was known for “Misirlou,” which Quentin Tarantino used as the opening anthem to his film “Pulp Fiction.”

 

Johnny Thompson, a Magician’s Magician, Is Dead at 84

As the Great Tomsoni, he made audiences laugh and gasp. As a consultant, he showed other magicians how to get the most out of a trick.

 

Helen Miller, 82, Labor Champion of Home-Care Workers, Dies

A home-care worker who believed in the dignity of helping sick, elderly and disabled people, Ms. Miller became a respected union leader

 

W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life’s Damnable Evanescence, Dies at 91

W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life’s Damnable Evanescence, Dies at 91

Mr. Merwin, one of the world’s most decorated poets, sang of silence and nature with an oracular voice. Later in life he became an ardent conservationist.

 

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, 90, ‘Nate the Great’ Author, Dies

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, 90, ‘Nate the Great’ Author, Dies

Her detective hero, who loved pancakes and his dog, Sludge, helped children learn how to read — and how to sleuth.

 

Marian Sulzberger Heiskell, Civic Leader in New York City, Dies at 100

Marian Sulzberger Heiskell, Civic Leader in New York City, Dies at 100

Mrs. Heiskell, a member of the family that controls The New York Times, was an influential leader in urban recreation spaces and helped restore the grandeur to theaters near Times Square.

 

Edith Iglauer, Journalist and Bard of Canada, Dies at 101

Ms. Iglauer, an American, came to Canada to portray it for the rest of the world. But she made it her home and wrote with an insider’s perspective.

 

Johnny (Lam) Jones, Texas Track and Football Star, Dies at 60

Johnny (Lam) Jones, Texas Track and Football Star, Dies at 60

Jones won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics and signed pro football’s first million-dollar contract, with the Jets. But N.F.L. stardom eluded him.

 

Al Silverman, Writer Behind ‘Brian’s Song,’ Is Dead at 92

Mr. Silverman collaborated with Gale Sayers on his memoir, a chapter of which was later adapted into one of the most popular TV movies of all time.

 

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