May 6, 2004

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 6, 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.

Alonzo E. Dunn Jr.

Alonzo E. “Tubby” Dunn Jr. died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at his home. He was 79.

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A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Dunn was the son of the late Alonzo E. and Nettie Roland Dunn Sr. He retired as a supervisor from Vicksburg Chemical Co. after more than 30 years of service.

He served in the Navy in World War II and was a member of Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary H. “Bobbie” Dunn of Vicksburg; one son, Michael E. Dunn of Vicksburg; two sisters, Alice Crist and Zella Alexander, both of Vicksburg; and three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Garner, pastor of Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bill Brister, Randy Crist, Robert Ashley, Harold Alexander, Robert Alexander and Tim Scott.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.W. Mullens, Waverly Butts, Perry Young, Thomas Henry, Leon Henry, Sam Barnes, Dr. Russell Barnes, Dr. H. McLean Jarmon, Tommy Griffin, Jon Noble, Robert Everett and former employees of Vicksburg Chemical Co.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181-1193 or to Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

Marian F. Fried

BATON ROUGE Marian F. Fried died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center Bluebonnet. She was 80.

Born in Greenville, Miss., Mrs. Fried was a former resident of Vicksburg. She had lived in Baton Rouge for a number of years. She was a former employee of the Fraenkel Wholesale Company and retired from Saul Fried Furniture in Vicksburg. She was a member of Congregation B’Nai Israel in Baton Rouge and Congregation Anshe Chesed in Vicksburg.

Mrs. Fried was preceded in death by her husbands, William Raul Weil and Saul Fried.

Survivors include a daughter, Laura F. Deutsch of Baton Rouge; a sister, Kathryn Beebe of Mesa, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Camille Williams of Providence, R.I., and Matthew Williams of Austin, Texas; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Anshe Chesed Cemetery with Rabbi Valerie Cohen of Congregation Beth Israel in Jackson officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton Rouge.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, or to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

Virginia Gray Palermo

Virginia Gray Palermo died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. She was 85.

Born in Catchings, Miss., Mrs. Palermo had been a resident of Vicksburg most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Roy Talmadge and Eula McCormack Gray. She retired in 1982 from Waterways Experiment Station’s resource management office. She was a former member of the Mercy Hospital and ParkView Hospital auxiliaries and a member of Bowmar Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent J. Palermo Sr.; a sister, Helen Shelton; and two brothers, Kenneth Gray and Bill Gray.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan P. Gussio of Clinton; a son, Vincent J. Palermo Jr. of Vicksburg; a sister, Nancy Gray of Vicksburg; and a brother, Roy Gray of West Monroe, La.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Randy Crist, Wally Pratt, Tommy Shelton, Greg Gussio, John Shelton and Russ Almond.

Memorials may be made to Hederman Cancer Center, 1225 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39202.

Frances Regina Ryan

Frances Regina Ryan died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Heritage House Nursing Home. She was 93.

Miss Ryan was a lifelong Vicksburg resident and was the daughter of the late George L. and Mary Blanche Kain Ryan.

She retired in 1974 as chief of mail and records from the Lower Mississippi Valley Division Commission. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and a former member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

She is survived by her brother, Charles C. Ryan Sr.; three nephews, Charles C. Ryan Jr., John Michael Ryan and James Duffey Ryan; two nieces, Ellen Ryan Jenkins and Milly Ryan Harshman; and other relatives, including members of the Gerache, Waring and Beasley families.

Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.