February 27, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 27, 2004

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.

Mattie Mae Lewis Higgins

Services for Mattie Mae Lewis Higgins will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vicksburg Municipal Auditorium with the Rev. Casey Fisher, pastor of Grove Street M.B. Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from noon Saturday until the service at the auditorium.

Mrs. Higgins died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 78.

A Warren County native, she was a member of Grove Street M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Young Clark and Charlie Lewis; a sister, Dorothy P. Brisco; her husband, Clarence Higgins Sr.; and a son, Clarence Higgins Jr.

She is survived by a sister, Bessie Johnson of Lynwood, Ill.; two sons, Karl Young of Riverdale, Ill., and Robert Higgins of Muskegee, Ill.; four daughters, Mary Lee Vanarsdale of Waterloo, Iowa, and Roberta Willis, Betty Higgins and Diane Marshall, all of Vicksburg; nieces and nephews; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends, including Della Jefferson and the Flagg family.

Dr. William Andrew Paris

LAKE PROVIDENCE Dr. William Andrew Paris died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at his home in Lake Providence. He was 79.

Dr. Paris was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and graduated from the University of Tennessee. He was a longtime resident of Lake Providence.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Thomas Paris Sr.; his mother, Mary Ellen Gravey Paris; and a brother, Charles Thomas Paris Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Frances M. Paris of Lake Providence; seven sons, William Andrew Paris Jr., Charles Frederick Paris, Christopher Luke Paris, Michael Joseph Paris, John Philip Paris, David Gregory Paris and Stephen Patrick Paris; two daughters, Frances Catherine Couey and Mary Ellen Rollinson; a sister, Catherine Melton; and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Zacharias Prakuzhy officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 tonight in Barker Hall at the church with rosary at 7.

Tabitha Dell Walker

MAYERSVILLE Tabitha Dell Walker died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, in Mayersville. She was 32.

Ms. Walker was a resident of Mayersville.

She is survived by her parents, Nathaniel and Bobbie Williams of Grace; two daughters, Adreunna Donsha Walker and Keiundra Shanae Walker, both of Grace; eight brothers, Nathaniel Walker and Gregory Walker, both of Grace, Cortez Coleman of Rolling Fork, Nathaniel Jones of Port Gibson, Demetric Williams of Louisville, Robert Lee Voss of Kansas City, Mo., Henry Edwards of St. Louis, Mo., and Michael Williams of Eudora, Ark.; and six sisters, Jennifer Walker, Veronica Walker and Kela Williams, all of Grace, and LaTanya Gales, Sherica Jenkins and Elizabeth Smith, all of Greenville.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Lula M.B. Church in Rolling Fork. Burial will follow at Cynthia Diana Cemetery in Anguilla.

Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.