OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 2/18/2019

 

Ruby Flack

COLUMBUS — Ruby Christine Morton Flack, 57, died Feb. 16, 2019, at her residence. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Monday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Flack was born... read more

 

Joyce Clemmons

COLUMBUS — Joyce Clemmons, 63, died Feb. 16, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

Robert Young

COLUMBUS — Robert Arvil Young, 87, died Feb. 17, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory, College Street location. read more

 

Carla Jordan

VERNON, Ala. — Carla Renee Jordan, 56, died Feb. 14, 2019, at Northport Medical Center-DCH. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Danny Thompson and John Johnson officiating. Burial will... read more

 

Joseph Smith

STARKVILLE — Joseph Kent “Flop” Smith, 65, died Feb. 16, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Welch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dickey Bryan officiating.... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Shirley Jones

Published: 2/17/2019

Shirley Ann Wade Jones, age 89, of Columbus, MS, passed away February 14, 2019, at Trinity Healthcare. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Gunter Peel... read more

 

 

Reginald Rowe

Reginald Rowe

Published: 2/17/2019

Reginald Rowe, 55, of Columbus, MS, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living, Ellisville, AL. Mr. Rowe was born November 2, 1963, in Joanna, South Carolina,... read more

 

 

Mary Rackley

Published: 2/17/2019

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — Mary Sarah Ball Rackley, 99, died on Feb. 14, 2019, at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Visitation is Monday from 4-6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville.... read more

 

 

Elizabeth Miller

Published: 2/17/2019

COLUMBUS — Elizabeth “Betty” Dennis Egger Miller, 82, died Feb. 15, 2019. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Monday at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus with the Rev. Curtis Bray and the... read more

 

 

Edd Bonman

Published: 2/17/2019

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Edd Christopher Bonman, 50, died Feb. 11, 2019, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Otts Funeral Home with... read more

 

 

Odus Hester Jr.

Published: 2/17/2019

SULLIGENT, Ala. — Odus Hester Jr., 67, died Feb. 11, 2019, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Services were Saturday at the chapel of Otts Funeral Home with James Godsey... read more

 

 

Billie Jackson

Published: 2/17/2019

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Billie Ruth Gary Jackson, 85, died Feb. 14, 2019. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Sturgis Baptist church with the Rev. Russell Mord officiating. Visitation will... read more

 

 

Harland Perkins

Published: 2/17/2019

REFORM, Ala. — Harland Eugene Perkins, 76, died Feb. 14, 2019, at his residence. Services were at noon Saturday at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with Leonard Hill and Melvin Mordecai officiating.... read more

 

 

Lavert Stokes

Published: 2/17/2019

REFORM, Ala. — Lavert Stokes, 92, died Feb. 15, 2019, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Services are at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Arbor Springs Baptist Church with Jeff Long... read more

 

 

James Brown

Published: 2/17/2019

WEST POINT — James Willie Brown, 63, died Feb. 11, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Progress Street Church of God with Joe Brown officiating.... read more

 

 

Aubrey Red

Published: 2/17/2019

ABERDEEN — Aubrey Lavern Red, 70, died Feb. 14, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Earl Fowlkes and Bobby... read more

 

 

Leon Smith

Published: 2/17/2019

COLUMBUS — Leon Smith, 69, died Feb. 15, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85

She shared the qualities of wealth, social status and ambition with her older sister, but she struggled to achieve professional recognition.

 

Patrick Caddell, Self-Taught Pollster Who Helped Carter to White House, Dies at 68

Patrick Caddell, Self-Taught Pollster Who Helped Carter to White House, Dies at 68

Decades after aiding the Democratic presidential campaigns of George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, he began advising conservatives like Stephen Bannon.

 

Gene Littler, Golfer With a Gorgeous Swing, Dies at 88

Gene Littler, Golfer With a Gorgeous Swing, Dies at 88

Littler won 29 tournaments on the PGA Tour, including the United States Open in 1961. He was unassuming in an era dominated by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

 

Kiyoshi Koyama, Prominent Japanese Jazz Journalist, Dies at 82

Kiyoshi Koyama, Prominent Japanese Jazz Journalist, Dies at 82

As the editor of his country’s leading jazz magazine, he documented the music’s development. As a producer of archival albums, he helped document its past.

 

Li Rui, a Mao Confidant Who Turned Party Critic, Dies at 101

Li Rui, a Mao Confidant Who Turned Party Critic, Dies at 101

Once one of Mao Zedong’s personal secretaries, Mr. Li became a revisionist historian and a standard-bearer for liberal values in China.

 

U Tin, Burmese Slide Guitar Master, Dies at 87

U Tin, Burmese Slide Guitar Master, Dies at 87

Mr. Tin adapted a Western instrument to express the richness of Burmese music, including folk tunes, royal court music and movie songs.

 

Bruno Ganz, Who Played an Angel and Hitler, Is Dead at 77

Bruno Ganz, Who Played an Angel and Hitler, Is Dead at 77

“Wings of Desire” and “Downfall” were among the highlights of Mr. Ganz’s long film career, which he spent mostly in Europe.

 

Patricia Nell Warren, Novelist of Gay Romance, Dies at 82

Patricia Nell Warren, Novelist of Gay Romance, Dies at 82

Ms. Warren’s 1974 book, “The Front Runner,” portrayed a positive, open relationship between two men and sold millions of copies.

 

Betty Ballantine, Who Helped Introduce Paperbacks, Dies at 99

Betty Ballantine, Who Helped Introduce Paperbacks, Dies at 99

As a publishing team, she and her husband, Ian, set out in 1939 “to change the reading habits of America,” and to a large extent they did.

 

Donald Smith, Who Produced ‘The Silent Scream,’ Dies at 94

Donald Smith, Who Produced ‘The Silent Scream,’ Dies at 94

His controversial anti-abortion documentary, professing to show a fetus expressing pain, became a formidable weapon for abortion opponents.

 

Sharon Mattes, 48, Dies; Central Figure in a Gay Custody Case

Sharon Mattes, 48, Dies; Central Figure in a Gay Custody Case

When she entered into a same-sex relationship, her mother sued for custody of her young son, and won.

 

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