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Published: Jan 22, 2003 - 11:30:18 PM CDT

Obituaries for Jan. 23, 2003

From staff reports
The Natchez Democrat

Obituaries published in the Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, edition of The Natchez Democrat

Services today

Riley Roy Hancock, 11 a.m., Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Franklin County.

Charles Mascagni, 11 a.m., Assumption Catholic Church.

Rosie Lee Smith, 2 p.m., Macedonia Baptist Church.

Catrina Roshea Allen, noon, Forest Aide Baptist Church.

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 Baptist.

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 friends.

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 McGriggs officiating.

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 church.

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 County.

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. officiating.

Burial will be in Heard Cemetery in Manifest under the direction of Young's Funeral Home of Jonesville.

Mrs. Kirby was born April 9, 1909, in Rapides Parish.

She had been a telephone operator for 24 years with LaSalle Telephone Company and a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesville.

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 B. Pecanty.

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 church.

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 Hawkins.

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 Brunswick, N.J.

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 family.

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 officiating.

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 officiating.

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 Church.

Mr. Herring was preceded in death by his parents.

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 Rushing.

The family request memorials be made to the Natchez Children's Home.


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