OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 1/18/2019

 

Randy Selvie, Jr.

Randy Selvie, Jr.

COLUMBUS — Randy Selvie Jr., 29, died Jan. 10, 2019, in Pickens County, Alabama. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Lowndes High School with the Rev. John Baker officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Mary Tubbs

Mary Tubbs

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Mary Louise Everson Humphries Tubbs, 81, died Jan. 11, 2019, at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove M.B. Church... read more

 

Flora Patterson

JACKSON — Flora Smith Patterson, 83, died Jan. 12, 2019, in Jackson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope U.M. Church with the Rev. Otha Harlan officiating. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery... read more

 

Patricia Lane

BROOKSVILLE — Patricia A. Lane, 42, died Jan. 17, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

Edward Foresman

STARKVILLE — Edward Gilbert “Gil” Foresman died Jan. 16, 2019, at his residence. Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Welch Funeral Home. Visitation is from 9:30-10 a.m. at the funeral home. Welch Funeral Home is... read more

 

Bernice Jackson

NOXUBEE — Bernice Smith Jackson, 62, died Jan. 16, 2019, at Noxubee General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Macon. read more

 

Mary Quinn

WEST POINT — Mary Curtis Quinn, 67, died Jan. 11, 2019, in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Hermon M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Palo Alto Cemetery. Visitation will be from... read more

 

Thelma Gentry

EUPORA — Thelma Elliott Gentry, 89, died Jan. 15, 2019, in Eupora. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville with the Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer III officiating.... read more

 

Bertha Henry

Bertha Henry

WEST POINT — Bertha Jean Henry, 74, died Jan. 10, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul M.B. Church in West Point with the Rev.... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Ida Belk

Published: 1/17/2019

On the morning of Sunday, January 13, 2019, Ida Ray Belk was reunited in heaven with the love of her life, Paul V. Belk, Sr. At the time of her death,... read more

 

 

Charles Lowery

Published: 1/17/2019

STARKVILLE — Charles D. Lowery, 81, died Jan. 12, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Presbyterian... read more

 

 

Bettye Bridges

Published: 1/17/2019

Bettye Ann Gunnells Bridges, age 77, of Columbus, MS, passed away January 15, 2019, at Trinity Healthcare. Funeral services will be Friday, January 18, 2019, at 1:00 PM at... read more

 

 

Darrell Smith

Published: 1/17/2019

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Darrell Neal Smith, 75, died Jan. 15, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Memorial services are 11 a.m. today at the chapel of Otts Funeral Home... read more

 

 

Etheleen Holder

Published: 1/17/2019

WEST POINT — Etheleen Pridgeon Holder, 63, died Jan. 10, 2019, in Tupelo. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at New St. Peter M.B. Church in West Point with the Rev. Arnell... read more

 

 

Orene Hamilton

Published: 1/17/2019

CORINTH — Orene Lockhart Hamilton, 96, died Jan. 15, 2019, at the Whitfield Nursing Home in Corinth. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral... read more

 

 

Joseph Griffin

Joseph Griffin

Published: 1/17/2019

COLUMBUS — Joseph Griffin, 84, died Jan. 9, 2019, at his residence. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus with Maxine Hall officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Vickie Ann Pruitt Myers

Published: 1/17/2019

West Point, MS – Mrs. Vickie Ann Pruitt Myers, 67, passed away on January 14, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Mrs. Vickie was born April 12, 1951,... read more

 

 

Irma Elena Hip Araya Steger

Irma Elena Hip Araya Steger

Published: 1/17/2019

On January 11, 2019, Irma Elena Hip Araya Steger, age 88, died peacefully at Eureka Springs Hospital. After a short two-day battle with pneumonia, her heart failed. Irma was born... read more

 

 

Vivian Moss

Vivian Moss

Published: 1/16/2019

Vivian Thomas Moss, 89, of Columbus, MS, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at her residence. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Fairview... read more

 

 

Beverly H. Shelton

Published: 1/16/2019

Beverly H. Shelton, 68, of Collierville, TN, passed from this life January 13, 2019, at her home. She was born December 2, 1950, in Kosciusko, MS, to the late J.... read more

 

 

Dorothy Cavender

Published: 1/16/2019

COLUMBUS — Dorothy J. Cavender, 73, died Jan. 16, 2019, at the Windsor Place. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Barbara Gardner Proctor, Barrier-Breaking Ad Executive, Dies at 86

Barbara Gardner Proctor, Barrier-Breaking Ad Executive, Dies at 86

After growing up poor in North Carolina, she opened, in Chicago, what is believed to be the first advertising agency founded by a black woman.

 

Mary Oliver, Prize-Winning Poet of the Natural World, Dies at 83

Mary Oliver, Prize-Winning Poet of the Natural World, Dies at 83

With its plain language and minute attention to flora and fauna, her uplifting verse was widely popular and her readings drew throngs. But critics were divided.

 

Bonnie Guitar, Music Industry Trailblazer, Is Dead at 95

Bonnie Guitar, Music Industry Trailblazer, Is Dead at 95

She was best known for her hit record “Dark Moon,” but her greatest achievement may have been her success as a businesswoman.

 

Mark Urman, Champion of Independent Films, Is Dead at 66

Mark Urman, Champion of Independent Films, Is Dead at 66

As a distributor, Mr. Urman helped documentaries and other art-house fare reach more and more moviegoers instead of fading into obscurity.

 

John C. Bogle, Founder of Financial Giant Vanguard, Is Dead at 89

John C. Bogle, Founder of Financial Giant Vanguard, Is Dead at 89

Beginning in 1974, Mr. Bogle built Vanguard Group into one of the world’s largest mutual fund companies, attracting investors in droves.

 

Jo Andres, Innovative Choreographer and Filmmaker, Dies at 64

Jo Andres, Innovative Choreographer and Filmmaker, Dies at 64

In her dances and short films, she created dreamlike, surreal tapestries. “I describe my aesthetic style as ‘perceptual mischief,’” she once said.

 

Carol Channing Dies at 97; a Larger-Than-Life Broadway Star

Carol Channing Dies at 97; a Larger-Than-Life Broadway Star

Her performances as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” made her a Broadway legend.

 

Bob Kuechenberg, 71, Dies; Gritty Guard With Champion Dolphins

Bob Kuechenberg, 71, Dies; Gritty Guard With Champion Dolphins

Playing through injuries, he was a critical part of a daunting offensive line that helped Miami win back-to-back Super Bowls and achieve a perfect season.

 

Jean Bourgain, Problem-Conquering Mathematician, Is Dead at 64

Jean Bourgain, Problem-Conquering Mathematician, Is Dead at 64

Dr. Bourgain, a recipient of some of his field’s most prestigious awards, was undaunted by even the most intractable of challenges.

 

Further Reading: Mary Oliver on Grief and Loss

Further Reading: Mary Oliver on Grief and Loss

Oliver, the hugely popular poet, died Thursday. Readers turned to her work to find comfort. Here’s a selection of some of her best-known writing on loss and mourning.

 

Overlooked No More: Isabelle Kelley, Who Developed a Food Stamp Program to Feed Millions

Overlooked No More: Isabelle Kelley, Who Developed a Food Stamp Program to Feed Millions

At a time when many needy families lacked adequate nutrition, Kelley helped develop a program to improve the well being of Americans. Today, more than 38 million people receive food stamps.

 

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