Mississippi minister who condemned racism in 1960s dies

March 10, 2017 in News, Obituaries

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Keith Tonkel, one of 28 white United Methodist ministers who signed a statement condemning segregation and racism in the Deep […]

Iconic coach legend succumbs

February 23, 2017 in Obituaries, Sports

By Tim Ward chopitupsports.com Before there was coach TJ Billups, before coach Wayne Brent, before coach Luther Riley, there was coach Orsmond Jordan Jr. Short in stature, tall in resume’. […]

Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

February 13, 2017 in Entertainment, Obituaries

By LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing […]

Betty Joyce Collins

February 9, 2017 in Obituaries

July 30, 1945 – Feb. 1, 2017 “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, a loving and […]

James Earl Grant

February 9, 2017 in Obituaries

May 12, 1947 – Feb. 1, 2017 James Earl Grant, 69, transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He was born May 12, 1947 […]

Wake and Funeral Services for Betty Joyce Collins

February 2, 2017 in News, Obituaries

Wake for Betty Joyce Collins: 1pm-7pm Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Family will be present between 5pm and 7pm At Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home 1525 Beasley Road, Jackson MS 39216   […]

Actress Mary Tyler Moore dead at age 80

January 27, 2017 in Entertainment, Obituaries

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of two of TV’s best-loved sitcoms, has died. Her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, says Moore died with her husband and friends nearby. […]

Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies at 82

January 17, 2017 in Obituaries

(AP) Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” died on Monday […]