Roger Earl Kirby

Published 2:44 pm Friday, August 1, 2014

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Bassfield for Roger Earl Kirby, age 52, who passed away on July 19 at his residence in Bassfield. Interment followed at the St. James Cemetery in Bassfield. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Father Godfrey Andoh and Deacon Bob Everard officiated. Pallbearers were: George Ray Cavanaugh, Ed Cavanaugh, Mark Davis, Mark Fails, Keith Applewhite, Jamie Wilson, Vincent Skinner, Cagney Applewhite and Roy Miller.

Roger was born on January 15, 1962, in New Orleans, LA. He was the son of James Earl Kirby and Margie Brock. Roger was a retired bricklayer and a member of St. Peters Catholic Church.

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He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Ware (Trelle) of Sumrall; three sons, Lee Kirby, Michael Kirby and Lance Kirby, all of Hattiesburg; four grandchildren; his stepmother, Mary Helen Kirby of Bassfield; two sisters, Diane Smith of Seagrove Beach, FL, and Janet Applewhite of Bassfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.