UM Annual Memorial Ceremony Set for May 5

Event honors members of the Ole Miss family who died during year

The 2016 memorial ceremony will be May 5 in Paris Yates Chapel.

The 2016 memorial ceremony will be May 5 in Paris Yates Chapel.

OXFORD, Miss. – Each year, the University of Mississippi sets aside time to remember the lives of students, faculty and staff members, and emeritus faculty who died during the year. This year’s ceremony is set for 4 p.m. May 5 in Paris Yates Chapel.

“Our annual memorial ceremony is our opportunity to remember individuals the University of Mississippi has lost throughout the year,” said Brandi Hephner LaBanc, vice chancellor for student affairs. “It is a time to cherish their contributions to our campus and celebrate their lives. Whether they have been here one semester or numerous years, they were an important part of the Ole Miss family.”

The L-O-U community is invited to this year’s ceremony, which honors:


Robert S. Forster
Donald H O’Dell
Ronny J Tackett

Faculty/Faculty Emeritus

Robert B. Albritton
Ward Charles Barnes
James Ronald Bartlett
Goberdham Bhagat
James P. Chambers
James Jerome Cooke
Thomas Ashley Crowe
Columbus Burwell Hopper
Robert Lawrence Jordan
Frances B. Maxey
John Willis McCauley
Henry Pace
James E. Shollenberger
Kenneth A. Stead Jr.


Bryce Berry
Andrew Fox
Anastasia Hirsch
Taina Laporte
Carli Sears
Alison Tuberville