OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 3/22/2019

 

Thomas McDonald

WEST POINT — Thomas Randall “Randy” McDonald, 90, died March 20, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services are 4 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Calvert Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Sallee... read more

 

Morrison Massey

STARKVILLE — Morrison Bradley Massey, 42, died March 20, 2019. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. at the chapel of Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. Visitation is Saturday one hour prior to services... read more

 

Willease Scott

WEST POINT — Agnes Willease Scott, 96, died March 20, 2019, at her residence. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dickie Bryan officiating. Robinson Funeral Home in West Point... read more

 

Richard Moody

Richard Boyce Moody of Columbus passed away peacefully early on March 20, 2019. Born March 27th, 1958 in Tupelo’s Brewer Community, he was 60 years old. Known as “Dickie Tate” to his friends, he was a... read more

 

Lelia Vanlandingham

WEST POINT, MS — Mrs. Lelia Tedder Vanlandingham, 91, passed away on March 20, 2019 at The Windsor Place in Columbus. Lelia, was born on February 10, 1928, in Collins, Arkansas, the daughter of the late... read more

 

Price Dobbins

VERNON, Ala. — Robert Price Dobbins, 86, died March 17, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Chandler Funeral Home in Vernon, Alabama, with Eddie Finch officiating. ... read more

 

Joyce Poe

STARKVILLE — Joyce Ann Poe, 66, died March 14, 2019. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Blackjack M.B. Church in Starkville. Burial will follow at Fox Cemetery in Starkville. Visitation is today from 1-6 p.m. at... read more

 

Charlotte Burks

TUPELO — Charlotte Burks, 82, died March 21, 2019, at Avonlea Assisted Living in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, Second Avenue North location. read more

 

Dalin Hawkins

NOXUBEE COUNTY — Dalin Deour Hawkins, 4, died March 19, 2019, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Services are 12:29 p.m. Saturday at Miller Chapel M.B.C. with the Rev. Larry Hawkins Sr. officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Nellie McGregory

COLUMBUS — Nellie McGregory, 89, died March 21, 2019, at Aurora Health and Rehab in Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

Georgia Bradford

COLUMBUS — Georgia L. Bradford, 73, died March 20, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at The Church of Eternal Word in Columbus with Lou Nabors Sr. officiating. Burial will follow... read more

 

Perry Fenton

WEST POINT — Perry Fenton, 54, died March 16, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services are 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove M.B. Church in West Point with the Rev. Sammie Hill officiating. Burial will... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Dale Oneal

Published: 3/21/2019

STARKVILLE — Dale J. Oneal, 54, died March 15, 2019, in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Willie Hawkins

Published: 3/21/2019

BROOKHAVEN — Willie Hawkins died March 20, 2019, at Brookhaven. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Georgia Bradford

Published: 3/21/2019

COLUMBUS — Georgia L. Bradford, 73, died March 20, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus. read more

 

 

Mildred Jaynes

Mildred Jaynes

Published: 3/21/2019

Mildred Christine Jaynes, age 92 died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Vineyard Court Nursing Center in Columbus. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:30 PM at Memorial... read more

 

 

Mary Lollar

Published: 3/21/2019

Mary Mozelle Stokes Lollar, 105, formerly of Steens, MS, passed away on March 19, 2019. A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Tim Lee and Rev. Jordan Lollar on Saturday,... read more

 

 

Orbie Humbers

Published: 3/20/2019

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Orbie Humbers, 80, died March 17, 2019, at his residence. Services were Tuesday at the chapel of Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama, with Mark Dean and Ralph... read more

 

 

Marie Lowther

Published: 3/20/2019

TUPELO — Marie Henderson Lowther, 96, died March 18, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, with United States Navy military honors, at the chapel of... read more

 

 

Mildred Jaynes

Published: 3/20/2019

COLUMBUS — Mildred S. Jaynes, 92, died March 19, 2019, at Vineyard Court Nursing Center. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Gardens. Visitation is at 1 p.m.... read more

 

 

Lesle Campbell

Published: 3/20/2019

COLUMBUS — Lesle Campbell, 79, died March 18, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus is entrusted... read more

 

 

Mary Lollar

Published: 3/20/2019

COLUMBUS — Mary M. Lollar, 105, died March 19, 2019, at Aliceville Manor in Aliceville, Alabama. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home of Columbus. read more

 

 

Elena Sims

Elena Sims

Published: 3/19/2019

Elena Pabros Delim Sims, 87, of Steens, MS passed away March 16 at her home. A private family service will be held at Memorial Gardens in Columbus, MS with Bro. Martin... read more

 

 

Jody Weiss

Published: 3/19/2019

Jody McKnight Weiss, age 85, of Columbus, MS, passed away March 16, 2019, at her residence. Graveside services will be Monday, March 18, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Friendship Cemetery... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Rafi Eitan, Israeli Spymaster Who Caught Eichmann, Is Dead at 92

Rafi Eitan, Israeli Spymaster Who Caught Eichmann, Is Dead at 92

He led the team that seized the Nazi architect of the Final Solution in Argentina and later handled the American spy Jonathan Jay Pollard.

 

Anita Silvers, an Authority on Disability Rights, Dies at 78

A well-regarded philosophy professor, Dr. Silvers knew the subject firsthand, having had polio as a child.

 

Maya Turovskaya, Russian Critic and Documentarian, Dies at 94

Called “the Susan Sontag of Soviet aesthetic thought,” she wrote about movies and theater and helped make a film that drew parallels between Nazism and Stalin.

 

Antonia Rey, Latin Actress of Stage and Screen, Dies at 92

Antonia Rey, Latin Actress of Stage and Screen, Dies at 92

She and her husband fled Cuba under Castro, giving up their prominence in theater there. In the North, she had a steady diet of ethnic roles.

 

Barbara Hammer, Filmmaker of Lesbian Sexuality, Dies at 79

Barbara Hammer, Filmmaker of Lesbian Sexuality, Dies at 79

After Ms. Hammer came out in the 1970s, her films took a provocative and influential turn. “One of my goals,” she said, “was to put a lesbian on camera.”

 

Randy Jackson, a Fence-Clearing Footnote to Baseball History, Dies at 93

Randy Jackson, a Fence-Clearing Footnote to Baseball History, Dies at 93

In the next-to-last game of the 1957 season, he became the last Brooklyn Dodger to hit a home run before the team moved to Los Angeles.

 

Jake Phelps Dies at 56; as Thrasher Editor, a Skateboarding Guru

Jake Phelps Dies at 56; as Thrasher Editor, a Skateboarding Guru

From his perch, Mr. Phelps set the caustic but funny tone for the magazine, making him both loved and hated in the skateboarding world.

 

Andre Williams, 82, Dies; Sang of Bacon Fat and Tail Feathers

An earthy R&B performer, he began his career in the 1950s, was sidelined by addiction, then was rediscovered in the ’90s by punk and garage rockers.

 

Bernard Krisher, Free Press Champion in Cambodia, Dies at 87

Bernard Krisher, Free Press Champion in Cambodia, Dies at 87

A former Newsweek reporter, he founded the country’s first English-language newspaper and, as a philanthropist, established a hospital and hundreds of schools.

 

Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives

Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Peratrovich, Rights Advocate for Alaskan Natives

Peratrovich and her husband rallied Natives to ensure the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States.

 

Rachel Ingalls, 78, Rediscovered Author of ‘Mrs. Caliban,’ Dies

Her 1982 tale of a lonely woman who falls in love with a sea creature had a revival, dovetailing with the release of the 2017 film “The Shape of Water.”

 

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