March 12, 2006

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 13, 2006

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Robert Harley Alderson.

Robert Harley Alderson died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 67.

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Born in Carroll County, Mr. Alderson was a former resident of Port Gibson and had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past 25 years. He served in the Navy for four years. In February 2005, he retired as general manager of the American Paper Tube Company in Port Gibson with 37 years of service. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and was a Charter Scout Master of Troop 193 in Vicksburg. Mr. Alderson was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Clyde Alderson, and a sister, JoAnn Hunt.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Heath Alderson of Vicksburg; two sons, Robert Harley Alderson Jr., and his wife, Kena, of Wichita, Kan., and Michael Heath Alderson of Tunica; two grandchildren, Abbie Alderson and Kirk Alderson, both of Wichita, Kan.; his mother, Nina DeLoach Alderson of Greenwood; a sister, Boyce Lovette of Greenwood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Ivey, pastor of Highland Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the Liberty Cemetery in Jefferson, Miss., in Carroll County. Visitation will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Palbearers will be Ray English, Jesse Davenport, Jim Brannon, Sammie Loper, Ray Handley, Dan Tipton and Marvin Miller.

Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027, and to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181.

Rosie L. Gibson.

Rosie L. Gibson died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. She was 78.

Mrs. Gibson lived in Vicksburg and was a homemaker. In 1998, she published her book, &#8220Slave After Slavery.” She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Bingham; mother, Margaret Walker Bingham; two brothers, Issac Bingham and Sam Bingham;t and two sisters, Katie Ellis and Eddie Lee Teat.

Mrs. Gibson is survived by her husband, Edgar Gibson; two sons, George Bingham and Karl Gibson, both of Dallas; three brothers, Patrick Bingham of Vicksburg, Ed Bingham Jr. of Minneapolis, and James Bingham of Red Lick, Miss.; two sisters, Laura Bingham and Lou Anna Wells, both of Jackson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Kathleen Vincent Rogers.

Kathleen Vincent Rogers died at her home in Greenville on Friday, March 10, 2006. She was 85.

Mrs. Rogers was born in Belzoni. Later, she lived in Yazoo City and Jackson before moving to Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Rogers; an infant son; her father, Vincent Vincent; her mother, Mary Vincent; seven brothers and one sister.

Survivors include a sister, Norma Switzer of Kennett, Mo.; four daughters, Patty Barbour of Benton, Carol Rogers of Vicksburg, JoAnn Graham of Columbus and Donna Beckham of Greenville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Greenville, followed by services officiated by Fathers Richard Somers and Gerard Hurley at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the home of Jimmy and Donna Beckham from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Vincent, Jim Vincent, Vincent Vincent III, Bobby Klees, Charles Flowers, Isaiah Lampkin and Clyde Blakeley.

Memorials may be made to St. Vicent de Paul, P.O. Box 1220, Greenville, MS 38702-1220, or Delta Regional Medical Center Hospice, P.O. Box 527, Greenville, MS 38704-5247.