October 16, 2003

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 16, 2003

The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries for residents, former residents and residents’ immediate family members who resided elsewhere when notified by a family member or a funeral home. There is no charge for printing an obituary, but all are edited to meet the newspaper’s requirements.

Mary Ann Brown

Mary Ann Brown died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, in Vicksburg. She was 60.

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Mrs. Brown was retired and a member of St. James M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Isaac Newton, and her husband, David Brown.

Survivors include three sons, Lawerence Newton and Christopher Brown, both of Vicksburg, and Donald Newton of Fayetteville, N.C.; her mother, Lucy Mae Williams of Seaside, Calif.; five brothers, Matthew Williams, Jake Williams, Johnnie Williams, Earl Williams and Buck Williams, all of Seaside; two sisters, Mattie Mae Williams of Seaside and Augustine Williams of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including members of the Bell, Clark, Heard and Tugwell families.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Charlie Gaines Jr.

Charlie “Junior” Gaines Jr. died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 54.

Mr. Gaines had worked at Waterways Experiment Station.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Lee Gaines; his maternal grandparents, Frances and Tom Lewis; and his paternal grandparents, Ethel and Will Gaines.

He is survived by his parents, Charlie Gaines Sr. and Estella Mae Lewis Brown of Vicksburg; two brothers, Sun Gaines and Johnny Gaines, both of Vicksburg; six sisters, Flora Lee Parker and Robbie Louise Carson, both of Vicksburg, Mary L. Lee of Tunica, Lillie Mae Johnson of Jackson, Rosie Mae White of Bronx, N.Y., and Essie D. Golden of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Lorine Chandler Ghrigsby

TALLULAH Lorine Chandler Ghrigsby died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Madison Parish Hospital. She was 84.

Born in Greenhill, Ala., Miss Ghrigsby had been a resident of Madison Parish for 47 years. She was a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Tallulah and retired from Westinghouse in Vicksburg after 20 years of service.

Survivors include five sons, Edward Ghrigsby, David Ghrigsby, Larry Ghrigsby and Herman Ghrigsby, all of Tallulah, and Jim Ghrigsby of Vicksburg; two daughters, Peggy Jobe of Tallulah and Dean Johnson of Vicksburg; a brother, Howard Chandler of Bloomfield, Mo.; two sisters, Dorothy Williams of Tulsa, Okla., and Frances Smith of St. Louis, Mo.; 26 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

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

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Guy Joseph Maggio

MONROE Guy Joseph Maggio died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at North Monroe Hospital. He was 75.

Born in Lake Providence, Mr. Maggio was a resident of Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Salvidor “Sam” and Catherine Maggio; two brothers, Carmen Maggio and S.A. “Sammy” Maggio Jr.; and a sister, Rose Marie Rodge.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Maggio of Monroe; a brother, J.V. Maggio of Lake Providence; a sister, Natalie Maggio Castleman of Lake Providence; and other relatives, including David Castleman Sr. and nieces and nephews.

Services were at 11 a.m. today at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lake Providence with the Revs. Edward Moore and Joseph Zacharius officiating. Burial will follow at Lake Providence City Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Darryl Sullivan, Mike Maggio, David Castleman Jr., Bill Williams, King Trishmann and Dennis Hughes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Bagby, Dan Hammack and A.C. Sullivan.

Royzell Wynn

Services for Royzell Wynn will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Christian Center with Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday at Robbins Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Ms. Wynn died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 63.

A native of Sharkey County, Ms. Wynn was a certified nursing assistant and member of Faith Christian Center of Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sennie and Melissie Chase Wynn; and a sister, Elizabeth Wynn.

She is survived by five sons, Aaron Wynn, Darius Wynn, Michael Wynn, Justin Wynn and Kevin Wynn, all of Vicksburg; three daughters, Carolyn Shell, Makita Wynn and Angel Wynn, all of Vicksburg; one sister, Rosie Wynn, both of Vicksburg; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.