OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 11/14/2018

 

Lillie Daniel

Lillie Frances Burks Daniel, age 84, of Columbus, MS, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at her residence. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lowndes Funeral Home. Funeral... read more

 

Mildred Swartz

Mildred Swartz

Mildred Wallace Swartz, 89, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS. A graveside service will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Friendship Cemetery with... read more

 

Dot Corbell

Dorothy Nell “Dot” Corbell, age 80, died Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at her residence in Aberdeen. Services will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at New Prospect Baptist Church in the Lackey... read more

 

Jonathan Fondren

COLUMBUS — Jonathan Fondren, 16, died Nov. 13, 2018, in Clay County. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more

 

Darrell Baldwin, Jr.

COLUMBUS — Darell Wayne Baldwin, Jr., 22, died Nov. 9, 2018. Arrangements are in complete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Robert McRae

Robert McRae

Published: 11/13/2018

Robert Douglas McRae, age 83, of Columbus, MS, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo, MS. A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from... read more

 

 

Marsha Howard

Published: 11/13/2018

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... read more

 

 

Shirley Ray

Published: 11/13/2018

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... read more

 

 

Jimmie Gregory

Published: 11/13/2018

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

Published: 11/13/2018

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Caroline Rose Hunt, 95, Dies; Turned Inheritance Into Vast Wealth

Caroline Rose Hunt, 95, Dies; Turned Inheritance Into Vast Wealth

An heiress to a Texas oil fortune, she protected her assets as her brothers went bust trying to corner silver, and she quietly built a real fortune.

 

Dorothy Cheney, Who Studied Primates Up Close, Dies at 68

Dorothy Cheney, Who Studied Primates Up Close, Dies at 68

Her research with her husband, Robert Seyfarth, found that baboons and vervet monkeys had more complex social relationships than previously thought.

 

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.

 

Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86

Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86

She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.

 

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.

 

John Marttila, Strategist Who Helped Biden and Kerry, Dies at 78

John Marttila, Strategist Who Helped Biden and Kerry, Dies at 78

A refugee from Republican politics in Detroit, he plotted the campaigns of progressive Democrats, black mayors and anti-Vietnam War candidates.

 

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.”

 

Overlooked No More: Pandita Ramabai, Indian Scholar, Feminist and Educator

Overlooked No More: Pandita Ramabai, Indian Scholar, Feminist and Educator

Ramabai traveled around India in the 19th century to give lectures on women’s emancipation and established one of the country’s first women’s shelters and schools.

 

‘I Met Mr. Lee Once’: Fans of Stan Lee Describe Face-to-Face Encounters With Him

‘I Met Mr. Lee Once’: Fans of Stan Lee Describe Face-to-Face Encounters With Him

More than 200 readers commented after Stan Lee’s death. Some of them described meeting him at comic conventions, his office and even his home.

 

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