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Obituaries D - G

De MARCO DR. PROSPERO (Pharmacist & Optometrist)

Obituary, Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Tuesday Morning, September 16, 1956.

Dr. Prospero DeMarco, well known local Pharmacist and optometrist and highly esteemed citizen died suddenly on Monday morning. His sudden passing came as a great shock to the members of his family and numerous friends. Dr. DeMarco was born six miles East of Natchez, Miss., on November 3, 1892, being the son of the late Raphael DeMarco and Mrs. Laura Morris DeMarco. He attended the Cathedral Commercial School in Natchez and began the study of pharmacy in 1909 while working in a local drug store. He passed the State Board and received his license to practice April 7, 1914. He immediately enrolled for a course in Optometry with Philadelphia Optical College, receiving his degree in February 1916. He practiced Pharmacy and Optometry in Louisville, Miss., for a short time and then returned to Natchez where he has resided since. In more recent years, Dr. DrMarco devoted the major portion of his time to Optometry, turning over the operation of the Pharmacy to P. L. DeMarco, his son, prominent local registered pharmacist. Dr. DeMarco was a charter member and past president of the Mississippi Optometric Association. He served for ten years on the State Board of Optometry, holding the important offices of President and Secretary for a number of years. He was a charter, life and active member of the National Association of Retail Optometric Foundation; member of the American Optometric Association; member of the OEP for twenty seven consecutive years; member of the Mississippi Pharmaceutical Association and the Druggists. He was a charter member of the Natchez Kiwanis Club; charter member of the Toastmasters Club and charter member of the Natchez Country Club. Other activities included: Past Master of Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 2 F and A M; Past President of Adams County TB Association and at the time of his death was vice chairman of the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estelle McIntoish DeMarco, two daughters, Mrs. Smiley Anders, Baton Rouge, La., and Mrs. Elbert Gallagher, Fresno, Cal., one son P. L. DeMarco, Natchez, one step-daughter, Mrs. Natale Salvo, Jackson, Miss., two sisters, Mrs. George Long, Natchez, Miss. and Mrs. Golman Britton, Macon, Miss., and four grandchildren. The body will be at the residence 131 Auburn Avenue until the time of the funeral services which will be at nine o'clock Wednesday morning from Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Louis O'Vander Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the city cemetery with Foster's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers. Active. C. M. Schneidau, Pall Mann, Paul Myers, Warren Womack, D. Y. Williams, Paul Doherty, Abe Geisenberger, H. K. Hutton. Honorary. Members of Mississippi Optometric Association and members of Mississippi Pharmaceutical Association.


DeMARCO, DR. RAPHAEL (Pharmacy and Optometry)

Obituary, Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Wednesday Morning, June 14, 1944.

Funeral Services for Dr. Raphael DeMarco, well known ans successful businessman and outstanding citizen of this community, will be held from St. Mary's Cathedral at nine o'clock mass this morning. The death of Dr. DeMarco who was one of the outstanding druggists and optometrists of the state is widely mourned throughout the nearby sections of Louisiana and Mississippi as well as Natchez. Following the funeral services at the Cathedral this morning interment will be made in the family plot in the City Cemetery. The following gentlemen will serve as pall bearers: Active: Fred Schleet, Paul Simmons, Roy Gadbois, David Deterly, Abe Geisenberger, Joe Gerache, B. P. Wood and Lennie Schuchs. Honorary: W. J. Byrne, Charles Perrault, W. D. Deterly, Dr. L. S. Gaudet, C. F. Engle, W. A. Adams, Sam Rosensweig, Dr. E. E. Benoist, W. P. Abbott, E. E. Hailey, Richard Baldwin and Paul Hermann.



 

De MARCO DR. PROSPERO (Pharmacist & Optometrist)

Obituary, Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Tuesday Morning, September 16, 1956.

Dr. Prospero DeMarco, well known local Pharmacist and optometrist and highly esteemed citizen died suddenly on Monday morning. His sudden passing came as a great shock to the members of his family and numerous friends. Dr. DeMarco was born six miles East of Natchez, Miss., on November 3, 1892, being the son of the late Raphael DeMarco and Mrs. Laura Morris DeMarco. He attended the Cathedral Commercial School in Natchez and began the study of pharmacy in 1909 while working in a local drug store. He passed the State Board and received his license to practice April 7, 1914. He immediately enrolled for a course in Optometry with Philadelphia Optical College, receiving his degree in February 1916. He practiced Pharmacy and Optometry in Louisville, Miss., for a short time and then returned to Natchez where he has resided since. In more recent years, Dr. DrMarco devoted the major portion of his time to Optometry, turning over the operation of the Pharmacy to P. L. DeMarco, his son, prominent local registered pharmacist. Dr. DeMarco was a charter member and past president of the Mississippi Optometric Association. He served for ten years on the State Board of Optometry, holding the important offices of President and Secretary for a number of years. He was a charter, life and active member of the National Association of Retail Optometric Foundation; member of the American Optometric Association; member of the OEP for twenty seven consecutive years; member of the Mississippi Pharmaceutical Association and the Druggists. He was a charter member of the Natchez Kiwanis Club; charter member of the Toastmasters Club and charter member of the Natchez Country Club. Other activities included: Past Master of Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 2 F and A M; Past President of Adams County TB Association and at the time of his death was vice chairman of the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estelle McIntoish DeMarco, two daughters, Mrs. Smiley Anders, Baton Rouge, La., and Mrs. Elbert Gallagher, Fresno, Cal., one son P. L. DeMarco, Natchez, one step-daughter, Mrs. Natale Salvo, Jackson, Miss., two sisters, Mrs. George Long, Natchez, Miss. and Mrs. Golman Britton, Macon, Miss., and four grandchildren. The body will be at the residence 131 Auburn Avenue until the time of the funeral services which will be at nine o'clock Wednesday morning from Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Louis O'Vander Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the city cemetery with Foster's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers. Active. C. M. Schneidau, Pall Mann, Paul Myers, Warren Womack, D. Y. Williams, Paul Doherty, Abe Geisenberger, H. K. Hutton. Honorary. Members of Mississippi Optometric Association and members of Mississippi Pharmaceutical Association.


DeMARCO, DR. RAPHAEL (Pharmacy and Optometry)

Obituary, Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Wednesday Morning, June 14, 1944.

Funeral Services for Dr. Raphael DeMarco, well known ans successful businessman and outstanding citizen of this community, will be held from St. Mary's Cathedral at nine o'clock mass this morning. The death of Dr. DeMarco who was one of the outstanding druggists and optometrists of the state is widely mourned throughout the nearby sections of Louisiana and Mississippi as well as Natchez. Following the funeral services at the Cathedral this morning interment will be made in the family plot in the City Cemetery. The following gentlemen will serve as pall bearers: Active: Fred Schleet, Paul Simmons, Roy Gadbois, David Deterly, Abe Geisenberger, Joe Gerache, B. P. Wood and Lennie Schuchs. Honorary: W. J. Byrne, Charles Perrault, W. D. Deterly, Dr. L. S. Gaudet, C. F. Engle, W. A. Adams, Sam Rosensweig, Dr. E. E. Benoist, W. P. Abbott, E. E. Hailey, Richard Baldwin and Paul Hermann.


HANDY, DR. G. STEWART (Dentist)

Obituary, Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Tuesday morning, July 15, 1958.

Funeral services for Dr. G. Stewart Handy, well known dentist of this community for more than fifty years, who passed to his eternal reward on Monday morning, after a lengthy illness, will be held at eleven o'clock this (Tuesday) morning from the residence of his son G. Stewart Handy, Jr. in Woodland Park on Duncan Avenue. Dr. Handy, who was held in the very highest regard in his profession, was a splendid citizen and during the years he was engaged in practice here took a very active interest and part in civic affairs. He was born January 26, 1878 in Canton Miss., being the son of the late Horace and Emma Denson Handy. He was educated in Canton and attended Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland, where he graduated in 1901. He established his dental practice in Natchez in September 1901 and continued practicing here for more than fifty years. He was a member of Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, The American Dental Assn., held a life membership in the American Dental Assn., the Southwest Mississippi Dental Society, the Adams County


DIXON, DR. FRANCIS S.

Obituary, Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Thursday Morning, October 4, 1956.

Dr. Francis S. Dixon, one of Natchez most prominent physicians and beloved citizens, who died at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning, will be laid to rest today (Thursday) after services at 4 o'clock from the Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Louis O'Vander Thomas will officiate. Dr. Dixon was born in Natchez on November 3, 1900, the son of the late J. Foggo and Janie Sharp Dixon. Early in life he decided that he wanted to become a doctor and after graduation from Natchez High School worked for many months as a teller at Britton and Koontz Bank here in order to obtain the money which would enable him to receive the education necessary for a medical career. He was later graduated from the University of Mississippi and the Tulane Medical School, where he received his MD degree. After leaving Tulane, he came to Natchez and set up a private practice. During this time he served as superintendent of Natchez Charity Hospital. Following this period, he went back into private practice and for many years served this area not only as a doctor of medicine and surgery but also as a civic leader, becoming endeared to the many types of people with whom he came associated with in life. Francis Dixon was considered one of the most beloved practitioners in Natchez after he had established himself. He treated many people who were poor; people from all walks of life: every class, every denomination and those with every creed. These people he treated as a physician, and all those who knew him as a friend and fellow citizen will deeply mourn his passing along with the members of his family. Dr. Dixon was a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, the Homochitto Valley Medical Society, a Shriner and belonged to many other organizations. He is survived by his widow, Virginia Butler Dixon; two brothers, Joseph F. Dixon and John F. Dixon; both of Natchez; three sisters, Mrs. Marion G. Stewart, Natchez; Mrs. Horace S. Roberts, Jackson and Mrs. H. Hamilton Calhoun of Baton Rouge. Pallbearers will be Greenberry Kelly, D. Y. Williams, Dr. J. L. Henderson, James A. Clinton, Orrick Metcalfe, Theodore Bauer, John Temple and Richard T. Harris Jr.


DUNCAN, DR. SAMUEL P.

OBITUARY: National Gazette Duncan, Dr. Samuel. Jan. 30, 1830. at Natchez, his late residence, on the 17th of Jan. 1830, Samuel Duncan, M.D., much regretted, as he was greatly beloved by his relatives, and highly respected and esteemed by his numerous friends and acquaintances. Dr. Duncan was a native of Carlisle Pennsylvania.


Mrs. W. M. Edwards (nee, Ruth Elizabeth Murray)
Newspaper clipping, Natchez Democrat, Tuesday May 22, 1934. Mrs. W. M. Edwards of Vidalia
dies, services Monday. Daughter of Mayor and Mrs. George A. Murray laid to rest in City
Cemetery yesterday. She was 22 years old, died in Natchez on Sunday morning following a
illness of several weeks. Requiem Mass by Father Kronemeyer at Vidalia. Married November
1933. Is survived by her husband William M. Edwards; her parents George A. Murray and Mrs.
Lillian Crooks Murray; two sisters, Mrs. Robert W. Clayton of Ferriday and Miss Sarah Rose
Murray of Vidalia and one brother George Crooks Murray of Vidalia. Was born in Vidalia
[family bible says Natchez] where she attended high school.
 


Mrs. Elizabeth H. Eidt (nee, Hicks)
OBITUARY: The Natchez Democrat newspaper. Thursday, November 11, 1993, page
2A.
ELIZABETH HICKS EIDT. Services for Elizabeth Hicks Eidt, 87, of Natchez, who died
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1993, at her residence, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church
with the Rev. Brian Kaskie officiating. Burial will be at the Natchez City Cemetery under the
direction of Laird Funeral Home. She was born April 12, 1906, in Natchez, the daughter of the
late Edward F. and Delphine Goetz Hicks. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic
Church and was a member of the St Mary Altar Society and the Natchez Garden Club. Survivors
include three sons, Edward Duncan Eidt, David Lawrence Eidt and Henry Frassle Eidt, all of
Natchez; two brothers, Carl F. Hicks and Harold F. Hicks, both of Natchez; one sister, Delphine
Hicks Voss of Natchez; six grandchildren, David L. Eidt Jr., Katie Shields Eidt, Margaret Eidt
Monger, Henry F. Eidt Jr., Duncan Wray Eidt and Michael Joseph Eidt; four great-grandchildren,
Callie Monger, Duncan Monger, Caitlan Eidt and Abigail Eidt; and a number of nieces, nephews
and cousins. Pallbearers will be David L. Eidt Jr., Henry F. Eidt Jr., Duncan Wray Eidt, Michael
Joseph Eidt, Fredrick Voss and Joh Hicks Jr. The family requests memorials be made to the
Cathedral School Memorial Fund, c/o the Development Office, P.O. Box Q, Natchez, 39121
 



Mrs. Elizabeth H. Eidt (nee, Hicks)
OBITUARY: The Natchez Democrat newspaper. Thursday, November 11, 1993, page
2A.
ELIZABETH HICKS EIDT. Services for Elizabeth Hicks Eidt, 87, of Natchez, who died
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1993, at her residence, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church
with the Rev. Brian Kaskie officiating. Burial will be at the Natchez City Cemetery under the
direction of Laird Funeral Home. She was born April 12, 1906, in Natchez, the daughter of the
late Edward F. and Delphine Goetz Hicks. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic
Church and was a member of the St Mary Altar Society and the Natchez Garden Club. Survivors
include three sons, Edward Duncan Eidt, David Lawrence Eidt and Henry Frassle Eidt, all of
Natchez; two brothers, Carl F. Hicks and Harold F. Hicks, both of Natchez; one sister, Delphine
Hicks Voss of Natchez; six grandchildren, David L. Eidt Jr., Katie Shields Eidt, Margaret Eidt
Monger, Henry F. Eidt Jr., Duncan Wray Eidt and Michael Joseph Eidt; four great-grandchildren,
Callie Monger, Duncan Monger, Caitlan Eidt and Abigail Eidt; and a number of nieces, nephews
and cousins. Pallbearers will be David L. Eidt Jr., Henry F. Eidt Jr., Duncan Wray Eidt, Michael
Joseph Eidt, Fredrick Voss and Joh Hicks Jr. The family requests memorials be made to the
Cathedral School Memorial Fund, c/o the Development Office, P.O. Box Q, Natchez, 39121
 


EHLERT, DR. EMILE

Obituary, Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Sunday Morning, July 18, 1948.

Third Accident Victim dies. Funerals today. Mrs. Laura Bondurant Ehlert, 57 Waterproof, La., yesterday became the third death victim of a Monday accident which claimed the lives of her husband and sister. The former resident of St. Joseph died at 2 a.m. yesterday at the Baton Rouge General Hospital. Her husband, Dr. Emile Ehlertt, 60, succumbed at the same hospital Friday afternoon, and her sister, Mrs. Edna Bondurant Stevens, Houma, died Monday in the accident when a city bus crashed broadside into their automobile at a street intersection. Double funeral rites for Mrs. Ehlert and her husband are scheduled to be held from Foster's Funeral Home at 5 p.m. today with interment in the City Cemetery. Active pallbearers for Dr. Ehlert will be Ray McGehee, M. E. Hickenbottom, Orin James, E. D. Coleman, E. B. Gillis and Charles Testa. Henry Butts, George Edmonds, Harry Goldman, Sr., Kirk Hazelip, Lanius Preis will be active pallbearers for Mrs. Ehlert. Honorary pallbearers for both will be John Graves, Aleck Blackman, Dr. E. C. Ferguson, Dr. R. B. Brooks, Dalton Watson, Frank Testa, Captain Sadler, Guy Hunter, H. C. Miller, Sr., Statham Crosby and Walter Marron. The Rev. Louis O'Vander Thomas, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church here, will conduct the services. Mrs. Ehlert was a lifelong resident of Tensas parish, having lived in both St. Joseph and Waterproof. Her husband had practiced medicine in Waterproof for 35 years. They are survived by four sons: Dr. Charles Ehlert, Alton, Ill., Dr. William Ehlert, Selma, Ala., Dr. Abert Ehlert, Cincinnati, Ohio, and James Ehlert, a student at Louisians Tech at Ruston. In addition, Mrs. Ehlert is survived by her mother, Mrs. Albert Bondurant, Sr., St. Joseph; two brothers, Jogn H. Boundurant, Atlanta, Ga., and Albert G. Bounderant, St. Joseph; one sister, Mrs. Gaillard G. Conner, Baton Rouge, La., and several grandchildren. Dr. Ehlert is also survived by two brothers, Charles Ehlert, San Antonio, Tex., and Dr. Will Ehlert, Pass Christian, Miss.; one sister, Mrs. C. L. Wright, New Orleans, and several grandchildren.



 

Mrs. Geneva Roundtree Falkenheiner (nee, Geneva Roundtree)
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat newspaper, Sunday Morning, November 2, 1958.
Beloved Lady of Concordia Parish Dies. Mrs. Geneva Roundtree Falkenheiner, greatly loved and
respected resident of Vidalia, La., passed to her eternal reward on Saturday, following an illness.
The passing of Mrs. Falkenheiner brings heartfelt sorrow to her hundreds of friends as well as to
the members of her family. She was a loving wife and devoted mother and practiced in everyday
life the great precepts of the Divine Master. For many years Mrs. Falkenheiner was a teacher in
the public schools of Concordia Parish. She was devoted to her vocation and her teachings and
ministerings endeared her to hundreds of students who have now grown into manhood and
womanhood. Mrs. Falkenheiner took a very active and deep personal intrest in the affairs of the
Vidalia Methodist Church and in all charitable undertakings in the parish. The true and full
extent of her charitable ministerings will never be known. She was born in Natchez, Miss. June
28, 1899, being the daughter of the late Josiah and Georgia Ratcliff Roundtree. She is survived
by her husband, Fred Falkenheiner, Sr., one son, Fred Falkenheiner, Jr., of Vidalia, La., one
brother, W. L. Roundtree, Tallulah, La., one sister, Mrs. Edward Schiele, Vidalia, La., and a
number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held this (Sunday) afternoon at four
o'clock from the Methodist Church in Vidlia, La., with the Rev. Harold Hine officiating.
Interment will follow in the Natchez City Cemetery with Fosters Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: John Dale, Jr., Clyde Smith, J.
Logan Sewell, W. F. Johnson, Clifford Reeves, S. L. Winston, Jr., J. P. Sessions, Eugene
Fleming, Jr., Carl Chapman and Dr. E. E. Benoist. The family requests that flowers be omitted
and that remembrances be sent either to the Vidalia Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to The
American Cancer Society, Concordia Parish Chapter.
 



 

Mr. Charles T. Falkenheiner
OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat newspaper, Friday Morning, May 4, 1934.
LEADING CITIZEN OF VIDALIA DIES
Funeral of Charles T. Falkenheiner to be held here this morning. Charles T. Falkengeiner, one of
the leading citizens of Vidalia passed away at his home yesterday morning at nine o'clock. The
deceased was widely known and leaves a host of friends to mourn his loss. Mr. Falkenheiner was
born in New Orleans on June 22, 1866 and moved to Vidalia in 1904 and made his home there
since. He was married to the late Mrs. Nettie Crooks Falkenheiner. Mr. Falkenheiner was a
member of J. J. Lambert Camp W. O. W. He is survived by one brother, Fred Falkenheiner of
New York City, and one sister, Miss Nellie Logan of New Orleans; four daughters, Mrs. Julia
Knight of Vidalia, Mrs. Dolph Henry of Roseland, La., Mrs. Myatt Bond of Melville, La., and
Miss Eloise Falkenheiner of Vidalia; six sons, Charles T. Falkenheiner, Jr., of Woodville Miss.,
Clyde, Fred and Raymond, all of Vidalia; Dave Falkenheiner of Vicksburg and Harry
Falkenheiner of Ferriday, also six grandchildren. The funeral services will be held on Friday
morning at 10 o'clock from Fosters Funeral Home and interment will be made in the family plot
city cemetery. Rev. E. W. Day, pastor of the Methodist Church at Vidalia, will officiate. His six
sons will serve as active pall-bearers. Honorary pall-bearers. F. D. Brown, W. A. Beard, E. P.
Campbell, Dr. John F. Chamberlain, J. L. Roundtree, R. D. Calhoun, S. L. Winston, J. L.
Murray, D. V. Wagner, Judge John Dale, Sr., T. J. Bingham, Walter MacCrea, Sr., J. D. Cross,
Dr. B. E. Nelkell and Richard Wilds.
 


Mr. Fred Falkenheiner, Sr.
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss) Democrat, Sunday Morning, May 31, 1959; page 1A & 10A.
F. Falkenheiner of Vidalia Dies Very Suddenly.
Vidalia, La., May 30 -- Fred Falkenheiner, prominent banker and civic leader here, died very
suddenly this morning. His sudden passing came as a great shock to this community and the
adjoining areas in Louisiana and Mississippi where he was well known. Mr. Falkenheiner was
vice president and cashier of the Concordia Bank and Trust Company in Vidalia, La., at the time
of his passing. During his life, Mr. Falkenheiner was active in all projects looking to the progress
and developement of this community and area. He was an ardent sportsman and took a great
intrest in baseball activity of the area. Fred Falkenheiner was born in Vidalia, La., on December
19, 1898 being the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Falkenheiner. He attended the Vidalia
High School and was also a graduate of Louisiana State University. He is survived by one son,
Fred Falkenheiner, Jr. of Vidalia, La., four brothers, Clyde Faulkenheiner, Vidalia, La., Raymond
Falkenheiner of Vidalia, La., Henry Falkenheiner, Ferriday, La., and Dave Falkenheiner,
Vicksburg, Miss., and four sisters, Miss Eloise Faulkenheiner, Vidalia, La., Mrs. Dolph Henry,
Vidalia, La., Mrs. M.L. Bond, Golden Meadow, La., and Mrs. Julia F. Knight, Vidalia, La., and a
number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at four thirty o'clock on Sunday
afternoon from the Vidalia Methodist Church with Rev. R.H. Hine, officiating. There will be
Masonic Services at the graveside. Interment will be made in the Natchez City Cemetery with the
Foster Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family announced today that they prefer
memorials to flowers. The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers - ACTIVE - W.F.
Johnson, John Dale Jr., S.L. Winston Jr., M.C. Reeves, Carl Chapman, J.L. Murray, Oscar
Wurster and P.L. Roundtree - HONORARY - Dr. E.E. Benoist, Officers and Directors of
Concordia Bank and Trust Co., and Officers and Members of Louisiana Bankers Assn.
 


Mrs. Lettie C. Falkenheiner (nee, Lolette S. Crooks)
OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat newspaper, Friday, July 6, 1917
Well Known Vidalia Lady Is Called By Death. Mrs. Lettie C. Falkenheiner died at the family
residence at one o'clock last Thursday afternoon after an extended illness. Everything possible
for her comfort was done by her husband, children and friends. Mrs. Falkenheiner was a true
christian woman, a faithful and devoted wife and mother and a true and loyal friend. She is
survived by her husband, Mr. Charles Falkenheiner and the following children: Mrs. Grover
Knight, Theodore, Clyde, Fred, Raymond, Annie, Marie, Harry and Eloise, and she leaves three
brothers and five sisters. The funeral services will be held at Foster's Funeral parlors this
afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. C. F. Emery officiating. The following gentlemen will act as pall
bearers: D. H. Scott, Dr. M. C. Reeves, W. A. Beard, G. A. Murray, Judge John Dale and B. F.
Crooks. Interment in the city cemetery.
 


Mrs. Raymond Falkenheiner (nee, Dorris Fenton)
OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Saturday, December 24, 1994, page 6A.
Doris Fenton Falkenheiner. Services for Doris Fenton Falkenheiner, 82, of Vidalia, who died
Thursday, Dec. 22, 1994, at her residence, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 1994, at Laird
Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, under the direction of Laird
Funeral Home. Visitation is from noon until service time Monday. She was born Nov. 28, 1912,
in Neitleton, Ark., the daughter of Arthur Millican and Alma Christine Dent Fenton. She
graduated from Bonita (La.) High School and St. Francis Nursing School. She was a member of
Vidalia Methodist Church and a resident of Vidalia since the mid 1930's. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Raymond Falkenheiner; her parents; and brother William Taylor Fenton.
Survivors include one daughter, Doris Falkenheiner of Baton Rouge, La.; son-in-law, Charles F.
Fryling Jr. of Baton Rouge, La; two sisters, Louise Fenton Watkins of Colmesneil, Texas, and
Edna Fenton Williams of Silver City, N.M.; two sisters-in-law, Marie Falkenheiner Bond of
Raceland, La., and Katherine Murray Falkenheiner of Vidalia, La.; and many neices and
nephews. Memorials may be sent to Vidalia Methodist Church or Baton Rouge Audubon
Society.
 



Mrs. Katherine M. Falkenheiner (nee, Mary Catherine Murray)
KATHERINE MURRAY FALKENHEINER, July 27, 1900 - Oct. 7, 1999. Vidalia, La. -
Services for Katherine Murray Falkenheiner, 99, of Vidalia, who died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at
Natchez Regional Center, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
[in Vidalia, La.], with Father Paul Kunnumpurum officiating. Burial will be in the Natchez City
Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until the time of
service today at the church. Mrs. Faulkenheiner was born July 27, 1900, in Natchez, the daughter
of Peter Luke and Matilda Elizabeth Ketteringham Murray. She was a member of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church and past president of the Ladies Altar Society. She was a graduate of
St. Joseph High School. Mrs. Falkenheiner was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde
Falkenheiner. Survivors include one son and his wife, William C. and Dorothy Falkenheiner of
Vidalia; one daughter, Jean Faulkenheiner Calhoun of Vidalia; grandchildren, Katherine
Calhoun, Mary Ann Calhoun Carter, Margaret Faulkenheiner Green and Charles J. Falkenheiner;
four great grandchildren, Mark Carter Jr., William Carter, Nicole Faulkenheiner and Katherine
Faulkenheiner. The family requests memorials be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
or Cathedral School, PO Box Q, Natchez, MS 39121.
 


Mrs. Mary P. Foggo (nee, Mary Elizabeth Foggo)
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat newspaper. Thursday January 11, 1962, Page 2, Col.
#7.
Mrs. Mary Foggo Dies At Home Here Wednesday. Mrs. Mary Perrault Foggo died at her
residence 217 Choctaw Street Wednesday morning at five-thirty following an extended illness.
Mrs. Foggo was born in Natchez, October 9, 1869, being the daughter of the late Edward and
Mary Signaigo Perrault. She was the oldest living member of St. Mary's Cathedral, here and a
lifelong resident of Natchez. She is survived by two sons, Henry J. Foggo of Natchez and I. A.
Foggo of Brookhaven; one sister, Miss Isabelle Perrault, Natchez, also by two grandchildren and
five great grandchildren. A Rosary was said last night at eight-fifteen at Laird's Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held today at eleven a.m. with the Rev. Msgr. Thomas Fullam as the
celebrant of a Requiem Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. Interment will be made in the family plot
of the City Cemetery. Named as pallbearers are Bob Mulvihill, August Stone, Axel Voss, Joe
Perrault, Francis Perrault, Clem Eidt and John Maier.
 



 

Mr. Edward Joseph Foggo
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat newspaper, Tuesday, December 12, 1950
Page 8, Col. 1.
Edward Foggo Funeral Service Held Yesterday. Edward Joseph Foggo, who had been in bad
health for some time, died on Sunday morning, Dec. 10, 1950, at 7:50 a.m. His death brings deep
sorrow to the members of his family and many friends. He was born in Natchez, Miss., Jan. 14,
1899, being the son of the late John W. and Mary Perrault Foggo. He was the brother of Ian H.
Foggo of Brookhaven, Miss., and Henry J. Foggo of Natchez, Miss., and was the nephew of the
Misses Beatrice and Isabelle Perrault of Natchez. He spent his early life in Natchez, but has made
his home in Vicksburg, Miss., and Greenwood, Miss., for the past thirty years. Funeral services
were held with Requiem Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral at nine o'clock yesterday morning,
followed by interment in the city cemetery with Foster Funeral Home in charge. The following
gentlemen served as pall bearers; Willie Maier, Francis Perrault, Charles Perrault, M. J.
Mulvihill, W. H. Baldwin and Arvis Marlow.
 


Ian Aurelius Foggo
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat, Wednesday, March 26, 1975
FOGGO, Brookhaven, I. A. Foggo, 74 of Brookhaven, died Monday evening in Baton Rouge,
La.  Funeral services will be this morning at 10 at the Catholic  Church in Brookhaven. Grave
side services will be at 2 p.m. at the Natchez City Cemetery. Mr Foggo was a former resident of
Natchez. He is survived by one daughter, Ann Glasser of Illinois, and one brother, Henry Foggo
of Natchez.
 


Ian Foggo Jr.
 OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat newspaper, Friday Feb 22, 1935, page 2, col. 3.
Ian Foggo, Jr.  The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ian Foggo extend them their sympathy on the
death of their infant son, Ian Foggo, Jr.  Funeral services were held from Fosters Funeral Home
at ten o'clock yesterday morning. A large number of friends of the family attended the services.
 


Mr. John Wheelock Foggo
 OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat newspaper, Friday Morning, September 30,
1927, page 6, col. 4.
Foggo Funeral Services to be held this morning. The funeral services of John W. Foggo will be
held at Requiem mass in St. Mary's Cathedral at 9 o'clock this morning, and following the church
services, the interment will be made in the family plot, city cemetery.  The following friends will
serve as pallbearers: A. J. Postlethwaite, T. C. Holmes, F. L. Bahin, F. G. Rogers, W. H. Baldwin
and Joseph Perrault.  The death of Mr. Foggo Wednesday evening caused widespread sorrow, for
he was popular with a wide circle of friends.
 


Francis Leroy Garrity, II
OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat Newspaper, February 2, 1977, pages 1A & 14A.
Frances Leroy Garrity, II (Roy), died early Tuesday morning at University Medical Center in
Jackson, ending his month and a half battle against leukemia. Garrity, 20, was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. William B. Garrity Sr., 604 N. Union. A Rosary will be said tonight in the chapel of Laird
Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. with a Mass in St. Mary's
Cathedral. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thaddeus Harkens officiating. Burial will be in Natchez City
Cemetery. Garrity was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral. He attended Cathedral School and was
a member of Bishop R.O. Gerow Council 1034, Knights of Columbus. He was employed by
Richard T. Logan as a surveyor. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Garrity,
Sr.; two brothers, William Byron Garrity, Jr., Baton Rouge and Joseph Garrard Garrity, Natchez;
three sisters, Marian Elodie Garrity, Honora Marie Garrity and Mary Agnes Garrity, all of
Natchez; five aunts, seven uncles and numerous cousins. Garrity had entered University Medical
Center in December when doctors discovered he had leukemia. On Jan. 18, hundreds of people
turned out at City Auditorium to donate blood for Garrities medical needs. So many people
showed up that many had to be turned away and a second blood drive was scheduled for today
but it has been canceled. Garrity's body will lie instate at Laird Funeral Home early this morning.
 


Mr. Francis Leroy Garrity Sr.
OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat newspaper, 2 Dec 1976.
Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. from St. Mary's Cathedral for Francis Leroy, Sr.,
who died Wednesday morning at Jefferson Davis Memorial Hospital. Mr. Garrity, 87, a lifelong
resident of Natchez, will be buried in the Natchez City Cemetery. Officiating at the services will
be Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thaddus Harkins. Survivors include four sons, Francis Leroy, Jr., William and
Robert Garrity, all of Natchez and Joseph Garrity of San Francisco; two daughters, Miss Mary
Louise Garrity and Miss Mildred A. Garrity of Natchez, 15 grandchildren and seven great
grandchildren, plus a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Garrity was a member of St. Mary's
Cathedral, an honorary member of the Bishop Gerow Council Knights of Columbus and was the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William and Louise Riessi Garrity. Pallbearers will be grandsons of
Mr. Garrity. A rosary was said Wednesday night at Laird Funeral Home.
 



Mrs. Louisa R. Garrity (nee, Louise Rizzi)
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat, Tuesday morning, August 25, 1925.
Mrs. Louisa R. Garrity. Following a long and useful life of service, God's finger touched her, and
the gentle spirit of Mrs. Louisa Garrity quietly and peacefully entered that eternal sleep that God
has prepared for His children, and while her death had been expected for several days, still it
came as a shock to her children and to a wide circle of friends. Mrs. Garrity's life had been
devoted to her children, her grandchildren and to her friends. She was always ready and anxious
to be of service to someone in trouble or distress - a devoted and loving mother; a devout and
constant member of her church - a kind and generous neighbor and friend - her life had been a
full life of service to others. Mrs. Garrity was born in Natchez July 15th, 1851. She was the
daughter of the late Joseph Rizzi and Mrs. Johanna Rizzi. Her husband, William Garrity, died a
number of years ago. Mrs. Garrity is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Radigan, Mrs
Jack Aubic, and Mrs. Will Conti, and by three sons, Thomas Garrity, Robert Garrity and Leroy
Garrity. The funeral services will be held in St. Mary's Cathedral this afternoon at five o'clock,
Very Rev. Father Ahern officiating, and the following gentlemen will act as pall bearers, Paul A.
Kaiser, Joseph P. Meath, Joseph Reale, M. P. Ryan, Captain George Prince and Thos. J. Holmes.
The interment will be made in the family plot, city cemetery. Many friends of the family deeply
sympathize with them in the death of their devoted mother.
 



Mr. Francis Leroy Garrity Jr.
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat, newspaper, Friday, 19 May 1978.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. today, at St. Mary's Cathedral for Francis Leroy
Garrity, Jr., of Natchez, who died Thursday at Jefferson Davis Memorial Hospital. The Rt. Rev.
Msgr. Thaddeus Harkins will officiate, with burial in the Natchez City Cemetery. Mr. Garrity
was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral, Bishop R.O. Gerow Council of the Knights of Columbus
and a navy veteran of WW II. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Annie Passback Garrity of
Natchez; two sons, Charles Thomas Garrity and James Byron Garrity of Natchez; one daughter,
Mrs. Jimmy (Katherine) Willard of Natchez; three brothers, William B. Garrity and Robert T.
Garrity of Natchez and Mr. Joseph J. Garrity of San Leanardo, Calif.; two sisters, Miss Mary
Louise Garrity and Miss Mildred A. Garrity of Natchez; five grandchildren. Pallbearers will be
Conway Aubic Sr., Clarence Weeks, F.L. Passback Jr., Joe Eidt, Henry Eidt and Freddie Maier.
Laird Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 


James Byron "Jimmie" Garrity
Funeral services for James B. "Jimmy" Garrity, 46, of Natchez, who died Sept 5, 1996 at Natchez
Community Hospital, will be held 10 a.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Father Alfred
Camp Officiating. Burial will be in the Natchez City Cemetery, under the direction of Laird
Funeral Home. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. He was born Oct. 30,
1949 in Natchez, the son of Francis Leroy and Annie Passbach Garrity, Jr. He was a member of
St. Mary Catholic Church. He was employed as a land surveyor for Jordan, Kaiser and Sessions
and Richard Logan Engineering for many years. He is survived by three sons, James Byron
Garrity Jr., John Brandon Garrity and Justin Anthony Garrity, all of Natchez; his mother; a
brother, Charles Thomas Garrity; a sister, Catherine Garrity Willard and a special friend, Gena
Nelson Garrity, all of Natchez. Pallbearers will include Michael Eidt, Duke Eidt, Joe Garrity,
Herbert Murphy, Dix Doering, Paul Chapman and Toby Maier. The family requests memorials
be made to Cathedral School or Pleasant Acre Day School.
 



 

Mrs. Elodie W. Geoghegan (nee, Elodie Weeks)
OBITUARY: newspaper, The Natchez Democrat, Tuesday, December 2, 1997, page #8A, col.
#2.
Elodie Weeks Geoghegan. Nov. 1, 1923 - Nov. 30, 1997. FAYETTE - Funeral services for
Elodie Weeks Geoghegan, 74, who died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at the Jefferson County Hospital
in Fayette, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev.
Alfred Camp and the Rev. John Brock officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial
Cemetery, under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at
the funeral home and the rosary begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday visitation is from 1 p.m. until time
of service at the church. Mrs. Geoghegan was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Natchez, the daughter of the
late Clarence Cyrus and Mary Jane Butchart Weeks. She was preceeded in death by her husband,
Robert B. Geoghegan Sr.; one sister, Jessie W. Anderson; and two brothers, Charles L. Weeks,
Sr. and Clarence J. Weeks. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert B. Geoghegan
Jr., and Shirly of Natchez; two daughters Kathy Dillon of Natchez and Patricia Geoghegan of
Fayette; six grandchildren; and one sister, Kathleen Weeks of Natchez.  Pallbearers will be
George Souders, Bobby Brown, Benny Porter, Jay Porter, Martin Geoghegan, Kurt Montgomery,
Charles Weeks and Lucien Bullen. Honorary Pallbearers are Noel Dore, Joseph Porter, Tom
Geoghegan, Richard Baker Ledrew Thompson and David Coltharp.  The family requests
memorials be made to Cathedral School Developement Fund, P.O. Box Q, Natchez, 39121.
 


Mrs. Thomas Henry Radigan (nee, Josephine Mary Garrity)
Mrs. Thomas Battist Toomey (nee, Josephine Mary Garrity)
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat newspaper, Friday Morning, August 23, 1929.
MRS. RADIGAN IS CALLED BY DEATH. Mrs. Josephine Radigan passed away yesterday
morning at 10:40 o'clock following an illness extending over the last ten weeks. The end came to
this good christian woman as a quiet and peaceful sleep, and brought rest and peace to a patient
sufferer. Mrs. Radigan's health had been a source of grave concern to her loved ones and friends
for some time, and it was hoped that with her rugged constitution that she would gradually regain
her strength. The end was expected, yet it came as a great shock to her devoted loved ones. Mrs.
Radigan was a native of Natchez. She was the daughter of the late William H. Garrity and Mrs.
Louisa Rizzi Garrity. She is survived by her husband, Thomas H. Radigan, two sons Leon J.
Toomy of this city and T. Earl Toomy of Los Angeles, California; two sisters, Mrs. William
Conti and Mrs. J. L. Aubic, and two brothers, Thomas Garrity and Leroy Garrity also survive
her. Mrs. Radigan was a devoted wife and mother, a loving sister, a kind and generous neighbor
and a loyal and true friend. She was never happier than when she could be of some helpful
service to anyone in trouble or distress. Charitable and generous to all, she numbered her friends
by those whose good fortune it was to know her, and the news of her passing yesterday morning
brought sorrow to many hearts who knew and loved her. Mrs. Radigan was a devout member of
St. Mary's Cathedral and the funeral services will be held in the Cathedral this afternoon at five
o'clock. Rev. Father McNamara will officiate, and the funeral will follow in the family plot, City
Cemetery. The following friends will serve as pall bearers: Paul A. Kaiser, Theodore Mulvihill,
John R. Holmes, Therrell Griffin, Captain George Prince and Joseph P. Serio. The many friends
of the family deeply sympathize with them in their sorrow.
 


Mildred Arnold Garrity
OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Natchez, MS, 21 Jan 1987.
Services for Mildred A. Garrity, 70, of Natchez, will be held at 11 a.m. today from St. Mary's
Cathedral, Father David O'Connor officiating. Burial will be in the Natchez City Cemetery. She
was born May 19, 1916 in Natchez, the daughter of Francis LeRoy and Katherine Elodie Buchart
Garrity. She was an employe of Gardner Motor Co. for many years and a member of St. Mary's
Cathedral. Survivors include one sister, Mary Louise Garrity of Natchez; two brothers, Joseph J.
Garrity of San Leandro, Calif. and William B. Garrity of Natchez; and a number of neices and
nephews. Pallbearers will be Charles Garrity, Jimmy Garrity, Byron Garrity, Joe Garrity, Robert
Garrity, Ronnie Garrity and Richard Garrity. Laird Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements.
 


Mr. Robert Thomas Garrity
OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat Newspaper, 9 Mar 1982.
Services for Robert T. Garrity Sr., 62, 38 Melrose St., Natchez, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today
from St. Mary's Cathedral, Monsignor Thaddeus Harkins officiating. Burial will be in the family
plot in Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. A Rosary was recited
at the funeral homeMonday night. Garrity died Sunday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He
was retired from International Paper Co., where he had been employed 28 years. Survivors
include three sons, Robert T. Garrity Jr., River Ridge, LA; Ronald William Garrity, Covington,
LA; Richard LeRoy Garrity, Destrahan, LA; two sisters, Mildred Garriti and Mary Louise
Garrity both of Natchez; two brothers, William Garrity, Natchez; Joseph Garrity, Oakland, Calif.,
and four grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Charles Garrity, Byron Garrity, Harry Dawes, Homer
Flint, John Frazier and Billy LeBland.
 
 


Mr. Thomas F. Garrity
OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat Newspaper, December 19, 1961.
Final rites were held Monday for Thomas F. Garrity, age 86, who passed away Saturday
afternoon after a long illness. Services were held in the chapel of Foster Funeral Home with Rt.
Rev. Msgr. Thomas Fullam officiating. Mr. Garrity, a retired steam boat engineer, is survived by
a sister, Mrs. Jack Aubic, Sr., of Natchez; a brother, F. L. Garrity, Sr., of Natchez; and several
neices and nephews.
 


(2nd) Mr. Thomas F. Garrity
OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat newspaper, Sunday, December 17, 1961.
Thomas F. Garrity, 86 years of age, retired steamboat engineer with the U. S. Corp. of Engineers,
died Saturday afternoon following an illness of several years. He was a native and lifelong
resident of Natchez and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include one sister,
Mrs. Jack Aubic, Sr. of Natchez and one brother, F. L. Garrity, Sr. of Natchez. Several nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Monday from the Chapel of Foster
Funeral Home with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas Fullam officiating. Interment will follow in the
Natchez City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Leroy Garrity, Billy Garrity, Robert Garrity,
Jack Aubic, Sam Reed and Pat Burns. The Rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Foster
Funeral Home.
 


Mr. William "Billy" Byron Garrity Sr.
OBITUARY: (newspaper) The Natchez Democrat; Thursday April 29, 1999, page 8A, column 1
& 2.
William Byron Garrity Sr.; Jan. 13, 1918 - April 27, 1999
Services for William "Billy" Byron Garrity Sr., 81, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, April 27,
1999, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 3:30 p.m. today at St. Mary Minor Basilica
with the Revs. Alfred Camp and Walter Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Natchez City
Cemetery under the direction of the Laird Funeral Home. Mr. Garrity was born Jan. 13, 1918, in
Vicksburg, the son of Francis LeRoy and Catherine Elodie Buchart Garrity, Sr. He was a
member of St. Mary Minor Basicilia and Knights of Columbus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air
Force and retired as a U.S. Postal Clerk. Mr. Garrity was preceeded in death by a son F.L. "Roy"
Garrity II; two brothers LeRoy Garrity and Robert "Pewee" Garrity; and one sister, Mildred A.
Garrity. Survivors include his wife, Ann Elizabeth "Liz" Burns Garrity of Natchez; three
daughters, Elodie Maier of Natchez, Marie Holywood of Bogulusa, LA and Mary Agnes Shell of
Memphis TN; two sons. W. Byron Garrity Jr. and Joe Garrity, both of Natchez; nine grandsons,
Timothy, Michael, Bengamin and Shaun Hollywood, Curtis and Garrett Maier, Derrick, Thomas
and Daniel Garrity; one grandaughter, Sarah Garrity, one brother, Joseph Garrity of Oakland,
Calif.; one sister, Mary Louise Garrity of Natchez; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers
will be Jimmy Searcy, Charles Garrity, Robert Garrity, Ronnie Garrity, Richard Garrity, Paul
Burns, Conway Aubic and Billy Geoghegan. The family requests memorials be made to
Burns-Grady Memorial Fund or a Charity of one's choice.
 


Mr. William H. Garrity
OBITUARY: The Daily Democrat (newspaper) Sunday October 18, 1908.
Mr. Garrity's Funeral. The Funeral of Mr. W. H. Garrity, who died yesterday morning, will be
held at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Garrity who had been in ill-health for some time, was in
his seventieth year and was one of the best known residents of Natchez. The funeral will be held
from the residence on Silver Street, Under-the-Hill. Mr. Garrity enjoyed a large acquaintanceship
and was highly estaeemed by all who knew him. His death will be mourned by many.
 



GILES, DR. WILLIAM WILBER

OBITUARY: Natchez Democrat Newspaper, Tuesday morning, April 25, 1939.

Dr. William W. Giles died at his residence 822 State Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24th, 1939. He was born in Peoria, Ill., being the son of the late William D. Gilles and the late Ann Uphoff Giles. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Casey Giles and four children. Miss Anna Mae Giles, Jack Giles, Billie Giles and Laretta Giles, and three brothers, Albert E. Giles and E. W. Giles both of Peoria, Ill., and Oliver Giles of Chicago, Ill., and three sisters, Mrs. W. R. Coleman of Peoria, Ill., and Mrs. May Boorne and Mrs. Elsie Tucker, both of Chicago. The funeral services will be held from the residence, 822 State at 4 p.m. Tuesday and interment will be made in the family plot, City Cemetery. Rev. C. A. Schultz officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: John Lum, Capt. Geo. Prince, Mayor E. Vogt, Raphael DeMarco, Ollie Brown, Sidney Bunch, Jim Claughton, Pete Guido.


GIRAULT. DR. THOMAS R.

Published in the Newspaper "Dollar Democrat" (Oxford & Coffeeville, Mississippi) under the date of February 5, 1845 is to be found the following obituary:

Died - Thomas Richard Girault, M.D., the twelfth child and fifth son of Colonel Jno. Girault, deceased; born at Belleveau, the family residence within the city limits of Natchez, October 1, 1808. He graduated from Princeton College, New Jersey, in literary education, then entered medical college at Philadelphia, from which he received a diploma. He continued his education at Transylvania University at Lexington, Kentucky. He commenced practice in Natchez and soon after removed to Tallahatchie County Mississippi, where he practiced his profession up to his death, which took place at the residence of Maj. J. A. Girault on the 24th day of December, 1844, aged thirty-six years. He leaves two sisters, two brothers and other relatives to mourn his loss.



(2nd) Mr. William H. Garrity
OBITUARY: The Daily Democrat (newspaper) Sunday October 18, 1908.
Died. At his residence on Silver Street at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, October 17th, 1908, William
Garrity, age seventy years, beloved husband of Louisa Rizzi Garrity. His funeral will take place
at St. Mary's Cathedral this (Sunday) October 18, 1908, at 2:15 o'clock p.m. The friends and
acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend. Natchez, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 18th,
1908.
 


Mr. Elias Julian Gibson
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat, newspaper. Tuesday May 3, 1949, page 8.
Elias Gibson Died Suddenly Here On Sunday. Elias J. Gibson, well known resident of this
community for many years, died very suddenly at his residence, 408 Madison Street at two
o'clock on Sunday afternoon. He was born in Adams County on Dec. 18, 1862, being the son of
the late Melvin and Mrs. Barbara Rogillio Gibson. He is the husband of the late Emma Brown
Gibson. Mr. Gibson, while well advanced in age, had been in apparent good health, until his
sudden death on Sunday afternoon. His death came as a shock to relatives and friends. He is
survived by one son, J. D. Gibson, and two daughters, Mrs. Ed Hackler and Miss Julia Gibson,
and one grandson, James Hackler of Natchez. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. W. T.
Whitehead of Roxie, Miss., Mrs. Julia Cobb of Pine Ridge, Miss., and Mrs. E. Wilson of Pine
Ridge, Miss., as well as one brother, Jimmie Gibson of Aberdeen, Texas. Funeral services were
held at three o'clock yesterday afternoon from Fosters Funeral Home, followed by interment in
the family plot in the city cemetery. Many beautiful flowers were remembrances of friends. The
following gentlemen served as pallbearers; Luther A. Dickerson, Bill West, Donald Mulvihill,
Johnny Atkins, Tom Middleton and Jewell Long.
 



Mr. James Daniel "Gip" Gibson
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat, newspaper. Sunday July 1, 1962, page #2A.
Services For Mr. Gibson Held Saturday. The Rev. Francis Farrell of St. Mary's Cathedral
officiated for the last rites of James Daniel Gibson, which were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at
Lairds Funeral Home. Mr. Gibson died Friday morning in Jackson. A vetran of World War II, he
is survived by his wife, Mrs Frances Irby Gibson; two sisters, Mrs. V. Hackler and Mrs. Guilia
Gibson; and a nephew, Ed Hackler, all of Natchez.
 


Miss Julie Elizabeth Gibson
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat, newspaper. Thursday January 21, 1971, page #16.
JULIA GIBSON. Miss Julia Elizabeth Gibson, 77, of 3 Brenham Ave. died Tuesday night at the
Jefferson Davis Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's
Cathedral with the Msgr. Paul Hession officiating. Burial will be in the Natchez City Cemetery.
Miss Gibson was a native of Adams County and the daughter of Julian E. and Emma Brown
Gibson. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Vivian
Hackler of Natchez. The body will remain at Laird Funeral Home until time for services when it
will be taken to St. Mary's Cathedral. The funeral will be directed by Laird Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Fry, Tommy O'Beirne, Wendell Fredrick and Donald Mulvihill.
 


Mr. James Daniel "Gip" Gibson
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat, newspaper. Sunday July 1, 1962, page #2A.
Services For Mr. Gibson Held Saturday. The Rev. Francis Farrell of St. Mary's Cathedral
officiated for the last rites of James Daniel Gibson, which were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at
Lairds Funeral Home. Mr. Gibson died Friday morning in Jackson. A vetran of World War II, he
is survived by his wife, Mrs Frances Irby Gibson; two sisters, Mrs. V. Hackler and Mrs. Guilia
Gibson; and a nephew, Ed Hackler, all of Natchez.
 


Miss Julie Elizabeth Gibson
OBITUARY: Natchez (Miss.) Democrat, newspaper. Thursday January 21, 1971, page #16.
JULIA GIBSON. Miss Julia Elizabeth Gibson, 77, of 3 Brenham Ave. died Tuesday night at the
Jefferson Davis Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's
Cathedral with the Msgr. Paul Hession officiating. Burial will be in the Natchez City Cemetery.
Miss Gibson was a native of Adams County and the daughter of Julian E. and Emma Brown
Gibson. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Vivian
Hackler of Natchez. The body will remain at Laird Funeral Home until time for services when it
will be taken to St. Mary's Cathedral. The funeral will be directed by Laird Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Fry, Tommy O'Beirne, Wendell Fredrick and Donald Mulvihill.
 



 

Mrs. Virginia Gillen (nee, Cooper)
OBITUARY: newspaper; "The Natchez Democrat," Sunday, May 28, 2000, page 10A,
column #1. VIRGINIA GILLEN Sept. 13, 1912 - May 26, 2000.
Grave side services for Virginia Gillen, 87, of Natchez, who died Friday, May 26, 2000, will be
held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Natchez City Cemetery with the Rev. Hiram Coker officiating.
Burial will follow under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2 to 3:15
p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Gillen was born Sept. 13, 1912 to John Newton and Grace
Hackler Cooper. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She worked as a
bookkeeper for Feltus Brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pierpoint
Gillen; her parents; one grandson, Joseph Christopher Gillen; one brother, Johnny Cooper; and
one sister, Mamie Gillespi. Survivors include one son, John Cooper "Coopy" Gillen of Odesa,
Texas; three grandsons, Johnny Gillen and Richard Gillen, both of Odessa, Texas, and Charles
Gillen of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter, Debbie Gillen of Odessa; one sister, Ruby Frost of
Natchez; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be George Bearry, Richard
Whitnet, Ralph LeMay, Henry Sanders, Clarence Whitam, Alan Brown and Julian DeLaughter.



 

Mrs. Cecelia Gorman (nee, Coyne)
OBITUARY: The Democrat & Courier (Natchez newspaper) Tuesday June 28, 1910.
Mrs. Cecelia Gorman. The useful life of one of the oldest residents of Natchez terminated
Sunday afternoon when Mrs. Cecelia Gorman breathed her last at her home on Orange Avenue.
Mrs. Gorman was in her ninety-third year and in spite of her advanced age was active up to
within the last few weeks. Death came without an attack of disease but rather as a peaceful sleep
after almost a full century of useful years. She was a woman of remarkable vitality and was
confined to her home only a week before her death. Mrs. Gorman lived most of her life in
Natchez and her friends are numbered by the legion. Mrs. Gorman was born in Newport, County
Mayo, Ireland, coming to Natchez in 1850. Her husband preceded her to the grave thirty-seven
years ago. She is survived by three sons and one daughter: Mrs. Sarah Behler and Messrs.
Thomas John and Willie Gorman, all of this city. The funeral took place from St. Mary's
Cathedral yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock and was largely attended. Following wers pallbearers:
John Meath Sr., Thos. J. Junkin, Joseph Reale, Sr., P. W. Mulvihill, Sr., John Kiernan, Sr., and
Jas. McMahon.
 


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