From September 17, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 17, 2001


Paul Dunn died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at his sister’s home in St. Francisville, La. He was 36.

A Vicksburg native, Mr. Dunn worked as a plumber. He lived in Houston, Texas, for a number of years.

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He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Dunn.

Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Dunn and Lacey Dunn, both of Houston; his father, Hughey Dunn of Vicksburg; a sister, Shelia Dunn Henderson of St. Francisville; two brothers, Prentice Dunn and Gary Dunn, both of Straight Bayou, Miss.; his grandmother, Nona Dunn of Bay Springs; and his grandfather, Robert Dunn of Pioneer, La.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with Lee Dunn of Joyner, Ark., officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice, 5100 Groom Road, Baker, LA 70714.


Bessie Stampley Gaines died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 83.

Mrs. Gaines was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ella Norton Stampley; three brothers, Curley Stampley, Francis Stampley and Freddy Stampley; and two sisters, Helen Jackson and Mary Butler.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Gaines of Vicksburg; one son, Karl Gaines of Vicksburg; one brother, George Stampley of Athens, Ga.; nephews; nieces including Dot Daniel of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.