OBITUARIES PUBLISHED 11/17/2018

 

David K. Croker

David K. Croker

David Kevin Croker, age 52, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away November 13, 2018, after a four-year battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs on... read more

 

Bobby Miller

Robert Glenn “Bobby” Miller, Sr., age 90, of Columbus, MS, passed away November 15, 2018. Graveside services will be Monday, November 19, 2018, at 11:00 AM with military honors at Brooksville City Cemetery with... read more

 

Allen Delk

COLUMBUS — Allen Luther Delk, 61, died Nov. 15, 2018, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lone Oak Cemetery in Steens. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. prior to services... read more

 

Miss Lottie Smith

Lottie Frazier Smith, 99, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the Windsor Place in Columbus, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, November... read more

 

Carol Chancellor

AUSTIN, Texas — Carol Anne Chancellor, 73, died Oct. 21, 2018, at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family plot of Odd Fellows Cemetery. Cockrell Funeral... read more

 

Ethel Parish

BRANDON — Ethel Geneva Wade Parish, 96, died Nov. 16, 2018. Celebration of Life services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home in West Point. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will... read more

 

Jimmie Wiley

Jimmie Wiley

COLUMBUS — Jimmie E. Wiley, 61, died Nov. 13, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carters’ Funeral Services with the Rev. Willie McCord officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

 

Louvenia Webber

Louvenia Webber

COLUMBUS — Louvenia Odneal Webber, 103, died Nov. 12, 2018. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Mt. Zion Church with the Rev. Ortha Rocket officiating. Visitation will be from noon-6 p.m. Monday at... read more

 

Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon, 51, died November 5, 2018, at his home in Tampa, Florida, after a year-long battle with metastatic melanoma. He was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on August 12, 1967, to Walter James Gordon... read more

 

Rev. James B. Hatch, Jr.

Rev. James B. Hatch, Jr.

Rev. James B. Hatch, Jr. went to live with Jesus Saturday, September 8th 2018. He was living at The Blake assisted living facility in Oxford, MS, with his wife of 65 years, Joyce. Cathi Dodgen, his... read more

 

LOCAL OBITUARIES

 

Roman Hudson

Published: 11/16/2018

Richmond Roman Hudson, age 46, left this earth too soon in Toronto, Canada on November 9, 2018 to be with the Lord. He was born March 13, 1972 in Winston County,... read more

 

 

James Roberson

Published: 11/16/2018

James Carroll Roberson, 76, passed away, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Jaquith Nursing Home. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 18th... read more

 

 

William Bailey

Published: 11/16/2018

William Andrew “Bill” Bailey, 65, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Bill was born on May 29, 1953, in Weaver, SD, to Jack Dempsey and Shirley Lou Blair Bailey... read more

 

 

Wayne Jamison, Sr.

Wayne Jamison, Sr.

Published: 11/16/2018

MACON — Wayne Jamison Sr., 84, died Nov. 7, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at noon Saturday at Christian Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Bobby Bowen... read more

 

 

Jessie Douglas

Published: 11/16/2018

STARKVILLE — Jessie Levette Douglas, 40, died Nov. 6, 2018, in Flowood. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Peiler M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Peiler Cemetery... read more

 

 

Peach Smith

Peach Smith

Published: 11/16/2018

COLUMBUS — Peach Ella Walters Flowers Smith, 70, died Nov. 9, 2018, in Jackson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Prospect M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Prairie... read more

 

 

Earline Thomas

Published: 11/16/2018

COLUMBUS — Earline Thomas, 103, died Nov. 14, 2018, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. read more

 

 

J.C. Jackson

Published: 11/16/2018

KANKAKEE, Ill. — J.C. Jackson, 64, died Nov. 9, 2018, in Kankakee, Illinois. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Ary M.B. Church in Brooksville. Visitation will be from... read more

 

 

Steven Sprayberry

Published: 11/16/2018

HAMILTON — Steven Neal Sprayberry, 45, died Nov. 13, 2018, at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Robert Moore officiating.... read more

 

 

Brandon Perry

Brandon Perry

Published: 11/16/2018

COLUMBUS — Brandon Tyree “Crip” Perry, 23, died Nov. 3, 2018, in Starkville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Gate M.B. Church with the Rev. Leonardo Dismuke officiating.... read more

 

 

Attia Watt

Published: 11/16/2018

STARKVILLE — Attia Ceyon Watt, 32, died Nov. 10, 2018, in Cobb County, Georgia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beth-el Church in Starkville with the Rev. Jemario Washington... read more

 

 

Vicki Williams

Published: 11/16/2018

AMORY — Vicki Leigh Williams, 60, died Nov. 14, 2018, at her residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Meadowood Baptist Church with Dr. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial will... read more

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES OBITUARIES

 

William Goldman, Screenwriting Star and Hollywood Skeptic, Dies at 87

William Goldman, Screenwriting Star and Hollywood Skeptic, Dies at 87

He won Oscars for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men.” But his jaundiced view of the movie business was well known.

 

Mayra Langdon Riesman, Movie Website Creator, Dies at 64

Mayra Langdon Riesman, Movie Website Creator, Dies at 64

The Film Scouts website let Ms. Riesman indulge her love of movies but also showed her early prescience about the power of the internet.

 

Zhores Medvedev, 93, Dissident Scientist Who Felt Moscow’s Boot, Is Dead

Zhores Medvedev, 93, Dissident Scientist Who Felt Moscow’s Boot, Is Dead

A biologist and writer who dared to challenge Soviet pseudoscience, he was declared insane, confined to an institution and stripped of his citizenship.

 

Jerry Ohlinger, Colorful Dealer in Film Memorabilia, Dies at 75

Jerry Ohlinger, Colorful Dealer in Film Memorabilia, Dies at 75

Mr. Ohlinger’s Movie Material Store in Manhattan was famous for its whimsical clutter and its vast collection of posters and stills.

 

Roy Clark Is Dead at 85; a Face of Country Music on ‘Hee Haw’

Roy Clark Is Dead at 85; a Face of Country Music on ‘Hee Haw’

He and Buck Owens were hosts of a long-running prime-time TV variety show that helped bring country music into mainstream American pop culture.

 

H. Peter Stern, 90, Co-Founder of Storm King Art Center, Dies

H. Peter Stern, 90, Co-Founder of Storm King Art Center, Dies

“Works of art should not be seen in isolation,” said Mr. Stern, who joined with his father-in-law to create a vast outdoor sculpture garden.

 

Katherine MacGregor, Cruel Mother on ‘Little House,’ Dies at 93

Katherine MacGregor, Cruel Mother on ‘Little House,’ Dies at 93

Her character, Harriet Oleson, a fixture of the long-running series, never missed a chance at small-town social climbing or petty backbiting.

 

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.

 

Gender letter: KaPow! The Super-Sheroes That Stan Lee Created

Gender letter: KaPow! The Super-Sheroes That Stan Lee Created

The comic book revolutionary, who died this week, pushed against the trope that women in comics should be only victims or vixens by creating strong female characters with their own agendas.

 

Elizabeth Patterson, 78, S. Carolina’s First Woman Elected to House, Dies

Elizabeth Patterson, 78, S. Carolina’s First Woman Elected to House, Dies

Ms. Patterson, a three-term centrist Democrat from a conservative-leaning district, was also the last woman from South Carolina to hold a House seat.

 

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