June 3, 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.
UTICA Tiffany Andrews died Thursday, May 27, 2004, as a result of an automobile accident in Durant. She was 22.
Miss Andrews was a resident of Utica.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Ross-Andrews.
Survivors include a daughter, Breanna Andrews; her father, Rodney Andrews of Hazlehurst; five sisters, Cattima Andrews, Charvonda Andrews, Starla Joiner, Chrishaka Ross and Markettia Joiner, all of Chicago,.; four brothers, Philander Ross, Sentrell Andrews, Travis Joiner and Malik Ross, all of Chicago; a grandmother, Glin A. Ross of Utica; a grandfather, Charlie Andrews of New Orleans; aunts, uncles and cousins, including Dorothy J. “Aunt Dot” Ross of Utica.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Belmont M.B. Church in Utica with the Rev. Phillip Burks officiating. Hazlehurst Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Mary Sue Coleman Boozer
Services for Mary Sue Coleman Boozer will be at 1 p.m. today at Rock of Ages Baptist Church on Valley Street with the Rev. Michael Reed officiating.
Mrs. Boozer died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Rayville, La. She was 58.
A longtime resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Boozer was a former licensed practical nurse and member of the Church of Christ in Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Coleman Jr.; a brother, Thomas James Jackson; her maternal grandparents, William Monroe Davis and Mary Elizabeth Davis; and her paternal grandparents, Henry Coleman Sr. and Mary Coleman.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Boozer of Chicago; one daughter, Connie Denise Wilbert of Vicksburg; five brothers, Henry Coleman III, Bracey Coleman, William Coleman and Charles E. Coleman, all of Vicksburg, and Leon N. Coleman of Memphis; her mother, Alice Davis Coleman of Vicksburg; three sisters, Willie Mae Jackson, Carol Woods and Savannah Coleman, all of Vicksburg; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Marilyn Blades Dornbusch
Marilyn Blades Dornbusch died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. She was 71.
A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Dornbusch was the daughter of the late Roy Eugene and Mary Elizabeth Koerper Blades. She was a 1950 graduate of Carr Central High School. She had been employed at Waterways Experiment Station and the Lower Mississippi Valley Division as a hydraulic technician until her retirement in 1988. She was a member of Bowmar Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, William Kette Dornbusch of Vicksburg; a daughter, Rebecca Dornbusch Shaw of Byram; two sons, James Edward Worthy of Denver, Colo., and Eric Eugene Worthy of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Sharon Elizabeth Blades Anglin and Joe Ann Blades Green, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Roy Eugene Blades Jr. of Ennis, Texas; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. James Biedenharn, pastor of Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Friday until the service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Allan Reed King, Brian Green, Will Leist, Stuart Green, Keith Anglin, Adam Green, Chris Counts and Jonah Worthy.
Memorials may be made to the Warren County Vicksburg Public Library, 700 Veto St., Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to a favorite charity.
Ethel Mae Gorsch
Ethel Mae Gorsch died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 95.
A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Gorsch was the daughter of the late Charles and Rachael Labby Hornsby. She retired from Mercy Hospital as a registered nurse and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otto B. Gorsch; and a daughter, Dorothy Etta Downey.
Survivors include a brother, Charles Hornsby of Crowley, La.; two sisters, Lois Richard of Crowley and Marjorie Moseley of Sulfur, La.; a grandson, Vernon “Ben” Downey of Plano, Texas; a granddaughter, Joan Forster of Kansas City, Mo.; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick Farrell, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the service at the funeral home.
A celebration of life service for Henri Leighton will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday following temple services at Anshe Chesed Temple.
Mr. Leighton died Friday, May 21, 2003, at his home in Plainfield, N.J. He was 86.
Born in Memphis, Mr. Leighton was a former resident of Vicksburg, New York City and Summit, N.J., before moving to Plainfield in 1984. He was the son of Theo and Janet Shuster Levi.
He received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Mississippi in 1938. He served as a cryptographer in the Army Air Force during World War II. He owned and operated “Beautiful Things” shop in Scotch Plains, N.J., from 1973 until his retirement in 1996.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Leighton.
He is survived by a brother, Ted Levi of Vicksburg.
Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
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