OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 11/13/2018

 

Robert McRae

COLUMBUS — Robert Douglas McRae, 83, died Nov. 11, 2018, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church with Ralph Windle officiating. Burial will follow at Lone... read more

 

Marsha Howard

COLUMBUS — Marsha A. Howard, 54, died Nov. 6, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Cremation and Funeral Services of Tennessee was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Howard was born Oct. 17, 1964, in... read more

 

Mildred Swartz

COLUMBUS — Mildred Wallace Swartz, 89, died Nov. 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, Second Avenue North location. read more

 

Shirley Ray

WEST POINT — Shirley Jean Ray, 61, died Nov. 12, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from... read more

 

Jimmie Gregory

COLUMBUS — Jimmie Louis Gregory, 68, died Nov. 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

Louvenia Webber

COLUMBUS — Louvenia Odneal Webber, 103, died Nov. 12, 2018, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Ruby Miller

Published: 11/12/2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ruby Jackson Miller, 70, died Nov. 7, 2018, at Eastview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Home Going Celebration services will be at noon Monday at First... read more

 

 

Mildred McGee

Published: 11/12/2018

PHEBA — Mildred Gates Calvert McGee, 77, died Nov. 11, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pheba... read more

 

 

Arthur Edmonds, Sr.

Published: 11/12/2018

STARKVILLE — Arthur Edmonds, Sr., 72, died Oct. 27, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove... read more

 

 

Lillie Daniel

Published: 11/12/2018

COLUMBUS — Lillie Daniel, 84, died Nov. 11, 2018, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

Beatrice Kidd

Published: 11/10/2018

WEST POINT — Beatrice Kidd, 87, died Nov. 9, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

 

Elmer Spann

Published: 11/10/2018

VERNON, Ala. — Elmer Ann Spann, 76, died Nov. 9, 2018, at the Fayette Medical Center in Fayette, Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel... read more

 

 

Clabon Brewer

Published: 11/9/2018

BROOKSVILLE — Clabon Brewer, 56, died Oct. 31, 2018, at Regency Hospital in Meridian. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church with the Rev. Sammie Lyons... read more

 

 

Edgar Gardner

Edgar Gardner

Published: 11/9/2018

COLUMBUS — Edgar T. Gardner, 73, died Nov. 5, 2018. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from... read more

 

 

Jane Hill

Jane Hill

Published: 11/9/2018

SHUQUALAK — Jane Alice Hill, 78, died Nov. 6, 2018, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary M.B. Church with the Rev. Richard W.... read more

 

 

John Holcombe

Published: 11/9/2018

MACON — John L. Holcombe, 82, died Nov. 5, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Elon Baptist Church with Payton... read more

 

 

Patricia Smith

Published: 11/9/2018

WEST POINT — Patricia C. Smith, 62, died Nov. 7, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Celebration of Life services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral... read more

 

 

Bobby Gillespie

Published: 11/9/2018

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Bobby L. Gillespie, 84, died Nov. 2, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Zion U.M. Church in Starkville. Burial... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics

Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics

Mr. Lee helped create Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and others while overseeing his company’s emergence as a media behemoth.

 

David Pearson, ‘Silver Fox’ of Stock Car Racing, Dies at 83

David Pearson, ‘Silver Fox’ of Stock Car Racing, Dies at 83

A low-key Nascar Hall of Famer who won more races than any driver except Richard Petty.

 

Barry Rand, Barrier-Breaking Chief Executive, Is Dead at 74

Barry Rand, Barrier-Breaking Chief Executive, Is Dead at 74

After being passed over at Xerox, he became one of the few African-American chief executives of a Fortune 500 company when he took control of Avis.

 

Herbert London, Conservative Savant and Social Critic, Dies at 79

Herbert London, Conservative Savant and Social Critic, Dies at 79

A New York University dean and professor, he also advanced his views running for governor and comptroller of New York State and heading think tanks.

 

Douglas Rain, 90, Shakespearean and Voice of Computer Named HAL, Dies

Douglas Rain, 90, Shakespearean and Voice of Computer Named HAL, Dies

Mr. Rain was a regular on the stage at the Stratford Festival for decades, but he was perhaps best known for his chilly voice in “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

 

Ron Johnson, Record-Setting Giants Running Back, Dies at 71

Ron Johnson, Record-Setting Giants Running Back, Dies at 71

Johnson twice rushed for more than 1,000 yards in the 1970s, when the Giants struggled to win. He is tied for the team record of four touchdowns in a game.

 

Louise DeSalvo, Memoirist and Virginia Woolf Scholar, Dies at 76

Louise DeSalvo, Memoirist and Virginia Woolf Scholar, Dies at 76

She initially avoided writing about the traumas in her life, focusing instead on the food. “Life is too short for even one bad meal,” she wrote.

 

Oskar Rabin, Defiant Artist During Soviet Era, Dies at 90

Oskar Rabin, Defiant Artist During Soviet Era, Dies at 90

He was an organizer of what became known as the Bulldozer Exhibition, after the authorities used heavy equipment to sweep away forbidden art.

 

Gérald Bloncourt, Haitian Photographer and Activist, Dies at 91

Gérald Bloncourt, Haitian Photographer and Activist, Dies at 91

“I am protesting against poverty,” Mr. Bloncourt said of his pictures of Portuguese immigrants who lived in squalor in France.

 

My Moments With Stan

My Moments With Stan

In a tribute comic, Brian Michael Bendis reflects on the first time he met Stan Lee and how Mr. Lee inspired him in his two-decade career at Marvel Comics.

 

The Last Word: Stan Lee

Stan Lee, one of the most influential writers and publishers in the comic book industry, sat down with The New York Times in 2015 to talk about his life and career.

 

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