|Published: Jan 22, 2003
- 11:30:18 PM CDT
for Jan. 23, 2003
From staff reports
Obituaries published in the Thursday, Jan. 23,
2003, edition of The Natchez Democrat
Riley Roy Hancock, 11 a.m., Middleton Creek
Primitive Baptist Church, Franklin County.
Charles Mascagni, 11 a.m., Assumption Catholic
Rosie Lee Smith, 2 p.m., Macedonia Baptist
Catrina Roshea Allen, noon, Forest Aide Baptist
Etta Washington Morris, noon, New Jerusalem
Baptist Church, Kirby.
John Lee Newsom, 10 a.m., Laird Funeral Home
Union Street Chapel.
Lydia B. Kirby, 10 a.m., Young's Funeral Home
Chapel, Ferriday, La.
Catrina Roshea Allen
March 7, 1975 - Jan. 15, 2003
NATCHEZ - Services for Catrina Roshea Allen, 27,
of Natchez, who died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at South Fulton
Memorial Hospital, will be at noon today at Forest Aide Baptist
Church with the Rev. Robert Green officiating.
Burial will be in Pinehill Cemetery under the
direction of George F. West Funeral Home.
Ms. Allen was born March 7, 1975, in Adams
County, the daughter of Gregory and Freda Allen.
She was a graduate of Natchez High School, was
employed with Photocircuits, Inc. in Union City, Ga. and was a
Survivors include her parents, Gregory and Freda
Allen; one brother, Chris A. Madison; one half-sister, Talia Willis;
grandmother, Rosetta Dottery; nine aunts, Francis Toles, Marqie
Toles, Chrisceda Allen and Charlene Guido and her husband, TK, all
of Chicago, Evelyn Brooks and her husband, James, Gladys Madison,
Olivia Tilley and Christine Thompson and her husband, Allen, all of
Natchez and Sherry Ford and her husband, Esaw, both of Minneapolis,
Minn.; three uncles, Willard Madison, Fredrick Allen and Jerry
Allen, all of Natchez; three nieces and two nephews; friend, Marshal
Ford of Union City, Ga.; and a number of other relatives and
Pallbearers will be George Minor, Marcus Shaw,
Joseph Blanton and Henry Washington.
Anthony M. Gordon
PORT GIBSON - Services for Elder Anthony M.
Gordon, 86, who died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at River Region Medical
Center in Vicksburg, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Seat
Missionary Baptist Church with Elder James Devine and the Rev. Frank
Burial will be in the Pine Grove Christian
Church Cemetery in Port Gibson under the direction of Thompson
Funeral Home, Inc.
Visitation is from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the
funeral home and from noon until service time Saturday at the
He received his early education in the Claiborne
County Training School and furthered his studies at the Southern
Christian Institute and the Theological Institute in Paducah, Ky. He
was currently pastor of First Christian Church in Hermanville, Mt.
Zion Christian Church in the Willows Community and past pastor of
Rose Hill Christian Church, Pine Grove Christian Church in Claiborne
County and Little Zion Christian Church in Jefferson
Elder Gordon was preceded in death by his
parent, Cornelia Williams; his first wife, Bennie Hamilton-Gordon;
two sons, Henry L. Gordon and Napoleon B. Gordon Sr.; two foster
brothers and one foster sister.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Moore Gordon
of Port Gibson; one daughter, Sarah Gordon-Chambliss of Port Gibson;
six sons, Cornelus Gordon of Vicksburg, Robert Gordon Sr. of
Clarksdale, Thomas Gordon of Broadview, Ill., Anthony Gordon of
Chicago, Alfred Gordon Jr. of Orlando, Fla. and Lester Patton of
Clinton; foster brother, Fred Green of St. Louis; five
daughters-in-law, Fannie Gordon of Vicksburg, Shirley Gordon of
Clarksdale, Hattie Gordon of Orlando, Mary Gordon of Broadview and
Pauline Gordon of Silverdale, Ill.; 25 grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Lydia B. Kirby
April 9, 1909 - Jan. 22, 2003
JONESVILLE, La. - Services for Lydia B. Kirby,
93, of Jonesville, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Columns
Nursing Home of Jonesville, will be at 10 a.m. today at Young's
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marion Trisler Jr.
Burial will be in Heard Cemetery in Manifest
under the direction of Young's Funeral Home of
Mrs. Kirby was born April 9, 1909, in Rapides
She had been a telephone operator for 24 years
with LaSalle Telephone Company and a member of First Baptist Church
Mrs. Kirby was preceded in death by her husband,
Shely E. Kirby; her father, M.N. "Bulley" Beaubouet; her mother,
Dorthy Beaubouet; one brother, Blackmon Beaubouet; one sister, Lena
Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen K. King
and her husband, J.R., both of Jonesville; two great-grandsons,
Karnie King and Kirby King; five great-grandchildren, Kyle King,
Chelsea King, Devin King, Kacie King and Kalon King.
Pallbearers will be Ben King, Kalon King, Karnie
King, Ken King, Kirby King and Hison Montplier.
The family requests memorials be made to First
Baptist Church of Jonesville.
Dora L. Glasper
April 4, 1919 - Jan. 16, 2003
WOODVILLE - Services for Dora L. Glasper, 83, of
Woodville, who died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Field Memorial
Hospital, will be at noon Friday at Hopewell AME Church with the
Rev. Lloyd Bailey officiating.
Burial will be in Rule Cemetery under the
direction of George F. West Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the
funeral home and from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the
Mrs. Glasper was born April 4, 1919, in
Lanehart, the daughter of Chester and Nora Henyard.
She was a member and on the mother board at
Hopewell AME Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dwant Glasper of
Woodville; one son, Woodrow Lindsey; one daughter, Debra Smith of
Woodville; one grandson, Venson Smith; one granddaughter, Nozavalla
Smith; two brothers, Gene McDonald and George Henyard of Kenner,
La.; one sister, Maggie Prater.
Pallbearers will be John Smith, Lance Smith,
Tommie Smith, Charles Smith, Jerry R. Henyard and Nell
Patricia Lynn Rabb
Jan. 20, 1971 - Jan. 22, 2003
BOUGERE, La. - Services for Patricia Lynn Rabb,
32, of Vicksburg, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Vicksburg
Conv. Home, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bougere Baptist Church with
the Rev. C.D. Beard officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under the
direction of Young's Funeral Home of Vidalia.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. until service time
Friday at the church.
Ms. Rabb was born Jan. 20, 1971, in New
She was a sales clerk and a Baptist.
Survivors include her mother, Deborah Pilgrim of
Natchez; two daughters, Mellisa Delaney and Destney Smith; three
sons, Hunter Lee Smith, Jounery Smith and Harlie Wheeler; one
sister, Margaret Cloy of Roxie; one brother, William Oxley of
Natchez; one step-sister, Peggy Sue Pierce of Oklahomo City, Okla.;
one step-brother, Wayne Pierce of Hugo, Okla.; grandmother, Margaret
Martin of Natchez; uncle and aunt, John and Elisia Hall; friends,
Albert Britt of Vidalia, Lynn Dunson and Patty Polk of Florida,
Jackie and John Smith of Vidalia and Samantha Wilson of Natchez;
step-father, Thomas Stevens.
Pallbearers will be friends of the
Charles Joseph Mascagni Sr.
Feb. 15, 1930 - Jan. 21, 2003
NATCHEZ - Mass of the Resurrection for Charles
Joseph Mascagni Sr., 72, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, Jan. 21,
2003, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 11 a.m. today
at Assumption Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike O'Brien
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time
today at the church.
Mr. Mascagni was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Natchez,
the son of Celia and Genevieve Verucchi Mascagni.
Survivors include his children, Charles Mascagni
and his wife, Kim, Paul Mascagni and his wife, Tracey and Jennifer
Slay, all of Baton Rouge, Modie Mascagni and his wife, Renee and
Stephen Piglio and Celia, all of New Orleans, and Michael Mascagni
of Natchez; 11 grandchildren, Charla, Charles III, Sarah, Malorie,
Taylor, Liva, Stephen, Dillon, Mary Kathryn, John and Ainsley; and
one sister, Bernice Tiffee and her husband, Sam.
Fred Herring Jr.
Aug. 11, 1935 - Jan. 22, 2003
NATCHEZ - Services for Fred Herring Jr., 67, of
Natchez, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Natchez Regional
Medical Center, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Laird Funeral Home
Union Street Chapel with the Rev. Dan Wynn and Dr. Judson B. Hurt
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park under
the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9
a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Herring was born Aug. 11, 1935, in Lincoln
County, the son of Fred and May Smith Herring Sr.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist
Mr. Herring was preceded in death by his
Survivors include his wife, Emma Herring of
Natchez; one son, Ken Herring and his wife, Sandra, both of Natchez;
one daughter, Judy Johnson and her husband, Kenny, both of
Manchester, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Connie Liebig and her
husband, Benji, both of Manchester, and Sarai and Chase Herring,
both of Natchez; two great grandchildren, Noah and Ashley Liebig;
and three sisters, Amarilys Nations and Ann Rughing, both of
Brookhaven and Sue Reed of Baker, La.
Pallbearers will be Brian Marble, Barry Marble,
Freddie Nations, Timmy Nations, Johnny Rushing and Steve
The family request memorials be made to the
Natchez Children's Home.
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