Published: 9/19/2018Rev. James B. Hatch, Jr. died Saturday, September 8, in Oxford, Mississippi from end stage dementia. Born in Sharon, PA, in 1926, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the... read more
Published: 9/19/2018DOTHAN, Ala. — Paul Elige Phillips, 90, died Sept. 15, 2018. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Welch Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery in Starkville. Visitation... read more
Published: 9/19/2018STARKVILLE — Powell Gandy, 77, died Sept. 13, 2018, in Columbus. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Austin Church of Christ Holiness, USA. Burial will follow at Sessums Community... read more
Published: 9/19/2018COLUMBUS — Donna L. Burton, 73, died Sept. 18, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lowndes Funeral Home. read more
Published: 9/19/2018DETROIT, Ala. — Kenneth Eldred Spruiel, 85, died Sept. 16, 2018. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Detroit with Scott Bouldin, Glenn Boman and B.J.... read more
Published: 9/18/2018Newell William “Chris” Brigham, III, age 61, of Tupelo, MS, formerly of Columbus, MS, passed away September 13, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo. A memorial service will be... read more
Published: 9/18/2018Robert “Bob” Jarvis, age 81, of Caledonia, MS, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018,... read more
Published: 9/18/2018MILLPORT, Ala. — Charles Noel Shook, 86, died Sept. 14, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Lowndes Funeral Home. Lowndes Funeral Home is... read more
Published: 9/18/2018DEKALB — Barbara Faye Sykes Gordon, 52, died Sept. 16, 2018, at Rush Hospital in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by New Haven Memorial Funeral Home. read more
Published: 9/18/2018COLUMBUS — Margaret Shelton, 66, died Sept. 16, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more
Published: 9/18/2018MACON — Curtis Yarbrough Jr., 77, died Sept. 17, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more
Published: 9/18/2018COLUMBUS — Anthony Watson died Sept. 17, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Carter’s Funeral Services. read more
Mr. Mitchell, the first black ballet dancer to achieve international stardom, was also the founding director of the groundbreaking Dance Theater of Harlem.
To the modernist notion of “less is more,” he retorted, “Less is a bore,” arguing for ornament, historical references and even humor in architecture.
An author and filmmaker, she examined the long-term anguish of surviving the death camps as a teenager and challenged attitudes about Jews in France.
She helped the famed director Peter Brook start an influential theater group in Paris and mount major productions like “The Mahabharata.”
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Mr. Mumford forged a writing career on shows like “M*A*S*H” and “Maude” at a time when African-Americans were rare in network writing rooms.
She helped alter standard institutional presentations of African art by acknowledging its spiritually, socially and physically interactive character.
Mendieta’s art, sometimes violent, often unapologetically feminist and usually raw, left an indelible mark before her life was cut short.
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