OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 8/19/2018

 

Homer Swain

Homer Franklin Swain, age 79, of Columbus, MS, passed away August 16, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 3:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel College St.... read more

 

Eunice Foster

ABERDEEN — Eunice Beasley Foster, 103, died Aug. 15, 2018, at her residence. Visitation was Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Foster was born March 3,... read more

 

Charlie McCarthy Jr.

BROOKSVILLE — Charlie McCarthy Jr., 83, died Aug. 9, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services were Saturday at Harrison Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Billy Goodwin officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Visitation was... read more

 

Shirley Jones

COTTONDALE, Ala. — Shirley A. Jones, 79, died Aug. 16, 2018, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are 2 p.m. today at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery.... read more

 

Delores Atkins

COLUMBUS — Delores McCullough Atkins, 87, died on Aug. 17, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport, Alabama, with Dave May officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Matthew Hutchinson

STARKVILLE — Matthew Hutchinson, 20, died Aug. 17, 2018, at his residence. Services are Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Starkville. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Park in Starkville.... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Latoshia Brown

Latoshia Brown

Published: 8/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Latoshia Leann Brown, 39, died Aug. 5, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Hill M.B. Church in Macon with Rene... read more

 

 

Clara Green

Clara Green

Published: 8/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Clara Will Tucker Green, 68, died Aug. 8, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Gate M.B. Church with the Rev.... read more

 

 

Johnnie Bell

Johnnie Bell

Published: 8/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Johnnie Mae Bell, 89, died Aug. 7, 2018, at Windsor Place. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Christian M.B. Church with the Rev. Steven James officiating.... read more

 

 

Charlie McCarthy, Jr.

Published: 8/17/2018

BROOKSVILLE — Charlie McCarthy Jr., 83, died Aug. 9, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services will be at noon Saturday at Harrison Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Billy Goodwin officiating.... read more

 

 

Harold Long

Harold Long

Published: 8/17/2018

MACON — Deacon Harold Long, 81, died Aug. 11, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. Johnny L. Moore... read more

 

 

Terrence Townsel

Published: 8/17/2018

STARKVILLE — Terrence Michael Townsel, 36, died Aug. 12, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery. Visitation... read more

 

 

Charlie Conner, Sr.

Charlie Conner, Sr.

Published: 8/17/2018

MACON — Charlie Conner Sr., 66, died Aug. 13, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Charity Mission Full Gospel Baptist Church in Crawford with the... read more

 

 

Gus Robinson, Sr.

Gus Robinson, Sr.

Published: 8/17/2018

COLUMBUS — Gus Robinson Sr., 72, died Aug.9, 2018, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Cluster. Visitation will be from noon-5 p.m. Friday at... read more

 

 

Calvin McGee

Published: 8/17/2018

DETROIT, Mich. — Calvin D. McGee, 52, died July 31, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel M.B. Church in Starkville. Burial will follow at... read more

 

 

Lorraine Blount

Published: 8/17/2018

STARKVILLE — Lorraine Mary Blount, 96, died Aug. 9, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Peter’s Rock C.O.G.I.C. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday at... read more

 

 

Robert Rice

Published: 8/17/2018

STARKVILLE — Robert Lewis Rice, 68, died Aug. 11, 2018, in Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Garden Park.... read more

 

 

Jarrel Ward

Published: 8/17/2018

STARKVILLE — Jarrel D. Ward, 24, died Aug. 1, 2018, in Columbus. Services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Beth-el M.B. Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. West... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he projected himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter, despite a series of failures and scandals.

 

David McReynolds, Socialist Activist Who Ran for President, Dies at 88

David McReynolds, Socialist Activist Who Ran for President, Dies at 88

His pacifist work spanned decades and several wars, and he twice ran for the White House as an openly gay man on the Socialist Party USA ticket.

 

John Glines, Who Helped Bring ‘Torch Song’ to Broadway, Dies at 84

John Glines, Who Helped Bring ‘Torch Song’ to Broadway, Dies at 84

Mr. Glines was a producer who was committed to plays with gay themes and instrumental in bringing them into the mainstream.

 

Louis Gignac, Whose Styles Took the Fuss Out of Hair, Dies at 89

Louis Gignac, Whose Styles Took the Fuss Out of Hair, Dies at 89

Mr. Gignac, promoting wash-and-wear styles, ran a New York salon that attracted clients like Gloria Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Taylor and Catherine Deneuve.

 

Isamu Shibayama Dies at 88, His Quest for Reparations Unfulfilled

Isamu Shibayama Dies at 88, His Quest for Reparations Unfulfilled

His family was deported from Peru to an American wartime internment camp, setting him on a mission to have the wrongs redressed. He died still waiting.

 

Miriam Nelson, 98, Golden Age Dancer and Choreographer, Dies

Miriam Nelson, 98, Golden Age Dancer and Choreographer, Dies

A Broadway hoofer who went to Hollywood to tutor William Holden, Kim Novak, Ingrid Bergman, Jerry Lewis, Tuesday Weld and Jane Fonda, to name a few.

 

David Rothenberg, Whose Father Set Him on Fire in 1983, Dies at 42

David Rothenberg, Whose Father Set Him on Fire in 1983, Dies at 42

Encouraged by Michael Jackson, Mr. Rothenberg became an artist known as Dave Dave promoting positivity. His burning was the basis of a TV movie.

 

Johnny Kline, Globetrotter Turned Advocate, Is Dead at 86

Johnny Kline, Globetrotter Turned Advocate, Is Dead at 86

After overcoming heroin addiction, he became a drug abuse counselor and founded an organization to help long-forgotten black basketball players.

 

Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

With hits like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” she defined a female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable.

 

An Appraisal: Aretha Franklin Had Power. Did We Truly Respect It?

An Appraisal: Aretha Franklin Had Power. Did We Truly Respect It?

The Queen of Soul sang the most empowering popular song ever. But even though she was brimming with it, we don’t think of her as an artist with swagger.

 

When Aretha Franklin Brought Down the House at the Kennedy Center

When Aretha Franklin Brought Down the House at the Kennedy Center

Her rendition of “Natural Woman” in December 2015 was unforgettable. Performers, guests and others who were there talk about the soaring performance.

 

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