Obituaries February 2006
Listings from The News-Star in Monroe, Louisiana by SueLynn Sandifer


February 1, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

EDNA MAE FORREST FOSTER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Mae Forrest Foster, 67, of West Monroe, LA will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Lapine Assembly of God Church, West Monroe, LA with Rev. Mildred Lenard officiating. Interment will follow in Lapine Assembly of God Church Cemetery, West Monroe, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

Mrs. Foster was born December 29, 1938 in West Carroll Parish and died February 9,2006 in West Monroe. She was a member of Assembly of God Faith. She was a homemaker and will be remembered as a very loving and caring person.  Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie and William Forrest.

Mrs. Foster is survived by her husband of forty years, Bobby L. Foster; daughter, Debbie Townsend; two grandchildren, Haden Hobbs and Jodi Lea Townsend; two sisters, Geneva Tarkington and Betty Joyce Bryant and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Blakeney, Ricky Nolan, Shane Foster, Haden Hobbs, Donnie Foster, and Kenneth "Bud" Wyatt.

Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 until service time at Lapine Assembly of God Church.

JESSE STAPLES HEARD, JR.
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA

Jesse Staples Heard, Jr. passed away on February 8, 2006 at the age of 60. Services are planned for, Saturday, February 11, 2006 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1901 Lexington Avenue, Monroe. Family visitation will be in the church parlor beginning at 9:30 AM followed by the Service at 11:30 AM.

Jesse, also fondly known as Buz by family and friends, was born in Monroe, LA on March 25, 1945. He attended school in West Monroe and graduated from West Monroe High School in 1963. He graduated in 1967 from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. While at LSU he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In 1970 he received in Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola Law School. After completing law school, Buz was inducted into active duty in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant stationed in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland and then the Presidio of San Francisco, CA.

In June 1972, he returned to Monroe to begin practicing law. Over the past thirty-three years, he has primarily been a sole practitioner of law. He was a member as well as served as the President of the 4th District Bar Association and was also a member and President of the Indigent Defender Board of Directors. He was currently serving as a member of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. Buz also was also involved in other community organizations and was a past President of the Lotus Club. As an attorney, he valued being straightforward with his clients providing them with the best representation that was possible. His family appreciates the loyalty, patience and concern of so many of the people he has represented especially while he was ill.

An avid sportsman, there was nothing that Buz loved doing more that being in the outdoors enjoying the beauty and bounty of nature. He loved hunting on the Mississippi River or fishing on Corney Creek. He instilled his love of the outdoors in his family and friends so that they could share this with him.

Preceding him in death are his parents Winifred and Jesse Heard. He leaves the love of his life, best friend and wife of thirty-seven years, Sydney Smith Heard. He also leaves his two daughters who were the joy of his life, Rebecca Heard Ross and Amanda Heard Ackel, and their husbands who became like sons to him, Douglas Paul Ross and David Paul Ackel. Also left are his five precious grandchildren who each stole his heart in their own way: Jesse Katherine Ross, Hannah Leigh Ross, Caroline Grace Ackel, Emily Kaye Ackel and Alex Hayward Ackel. Also remaining are his sisters and their husbands: Coralie and Jack White and Betty and Donny Clack and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were all special in his life.

Services are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center-Gastric Cancer Research at www.mdanderson.org or P.O. Box 4486 Houston, TX 77210 or to St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Friday - February 3, 2006

EVELYN ACHORD MAYO ST. AMAND BRIGHT
Evelyn was 62 at the time of her reunion with Jesus. Born 9/30/43 in New Orleans, LA and passed away 1/17/06 in Phoenix, AZ.
She is predeceased by her mother and father William and Mary Achord; son David Mayo; husband of twenty four years Larry St. Amand; brother Dan Achord and niece Cindy Thurmon.
She is survived by three sons, Danny Mayo, Mark Mayo and Jerry St. Amand; stepdaughter, Dr. Pam St. Amand; two sisters, Cindy Acosta and Fran Bradley; one brother, Hayward Achord; five nieces; one nephew; seven grandchildren and a very special friend, Wayne Marinelli.
There will be a life celebration on, Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Pine Grove Church, on Loop Road, Monroe, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in New Beulah Cemetery in Baptist, LA, where her ashes will be placed with the love of her life.
In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be made in memory of Evelyn to Pine Grove Church.

MARY FORE BUCKNER BURLINGHAM
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Mrs. Burlingham, 89, died February 1, 2006.
She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She received her education at Byrd High School, Centenary College, Gulf—Park College, L.S.U., and the former N.L.U. She was a retired social worker with the State of Louisiana, a member of Junior League, Ft. Miro DAR, First Families of Mississippi, Colonial Dames of Louisiana, and the Lotus Club.
Mrs. Burlingham was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Burlingham; her father, Louis Buckner, Jr.; her mother, Mary McDowell Buckner; and sister, Anna Buckner Godwin.
Survivors are nephews, Albert L. Godwin Jr., Louis Buckner Godwin, and William Hampton Godwin; nieces, Anna Catherine Godwin, and Melissa Godwin; stepson, Nathan Burlingham and numerous cousins.
Private memorial services will be at a later date at Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, MS.

MR. LUCIAN "HOT SHOT" WILLIS
Funeral services for Mr. Lucian "Hot Shot" Willis, 79, of Monroe will be held at 2:30 PM, Saturday, February 4, 2006 at New St. James Baptist Church with the Reverend David Brown, officiating under the direction of Hester Central Golden State Funeral Home. There will be an informal wake on, Friday, February 3, 2006 at Hester Central Golden State Funeral Home.

Clara M. Castleberry, 77 - Clara Margaret Castleberry of Sterlington, retired from Bank of Morehouse, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Christ Church Cemetery.
Dollie Lucille Coleman, 91 - Dollie Lucille Coleman of Monroe, a retired business owner, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Stewart A. Ferguson, 73 - SALINE — Stewart A. Ferguson died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Old Saline Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Old Saline Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Ella Mae Fields, 77 - FARMERVILLE — Ella Mae Fields, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville. Burial will be at Farmerville City Cemetery.
Barbara M. Forney, 67 - RUSTON — Barbara McManus Forney, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Douglas Cemetery near Ruston.
Thomas J. Gibson Sr., 67 - CLARKS — Thomas James Gibson Sr., an automobile technician, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Brownsville Baptist Church, Columbia. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Carl H. Gregory, 70 p Carl H. Gregory of West Monroe, a retired deputy with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and former director of the North Delta Police Academy, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Lillie Pearl Griffis, 82 - BASTROP — Lillie Pearl Griffis, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and on Saturday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hughes Chapel Cemetery.
Don Richard Gulley, 65 - Don Richard Gulley of Sterlington, retired vice president at Ventura Foods, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Liberty Baptist Church, Linville. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Willie Nette Harris, 98 - CLAYTON — Willie Nette Harris, a retired cook, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church, Clayton. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be at Garden of Rest Cemetery, Clayton, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Earlie Hayes, 71 - BASTROP — Earlie "Professor" Hayes, a retired principal, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cherry Hill No. 2 Baptist Church, Gallien. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Myrtle Henry, 80 - Myrtle Henry of the Cartwright Community in Jackson Parish, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be at Cartwright Cemetery.
Johnny Hollis Jr., 25 - TALLULAH — Johnny Hollis Jr., a cashier, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Madison High School, Tallulah. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be at New Oakwood Cemetery, Tallulah.
Jack Jackson, 64 - Jack Jackson of Monroe, a construction worker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mount Mariah Cemetery, Chatham.
Lt. Col. Albert Leo Kay, 87 - Lt. Col. Albert Leo Kay of West Monroe, a retired teacher and lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens.
Elizabeth Ledent, 83 - Elizabeth Ledent of Monroe, a restaurant owner, died Saturday. Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery.
Rosie Luster, 92 - LAKE PROVIDENCE — Rosie Luster, a homemaker, died Jan. 25. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Robert Lee Morris, 66 - Robert Lee Morris of West Monroe, a driver, died Jan. 26. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Piney Grove Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.
Essie Owens, 61 - Essie Owens of Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Powell Street Extension Cemetery.
Johnny M. Parker, 95 - Johnny M. Parker of West Monroe, a retired salesman, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
John T. Pritchard Sr., 58 - BASTROP — John T. Pritchard Sr., died Wednesday. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Monday at Christ Church Cemetery. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Charlie R. Puckett, 94 - Charlie Richard Puckett of Sterlington, retired from Thermatonic Carbon Co., died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1 p.m. today until service time. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ed Seay, 86 - DOWNSVILLE — Ed Seay, a retired laborer with Louisiana Gas, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Evening Star Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is noon until 5 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
John Leon Scott, 97 - WINNSBORO — John Leon Scott, a retired farmer, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. Sunday at Fish Bayou Baptist Church, Swampers. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Harris Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Frances Sullivan, 67 - JONESVILLE — Frances Sullivan died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Gaars Mill.
Barbara J. Toston, 64 - Barbara J. Toston of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Christian Center, Monroe. Visitation is noon until 6 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.
Lucian 'Hot Shot' Willis, 79 - Lucian "Hot Shot" Willis of Richwood, a farmer formerly of Bosco, died Jan. 26. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Previously Acknowledged
Bass, Mary L. Scott:
1:30 p.m. Saturday, Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, Waterproof.
Bolden, Bessie Mae: 12:30 p.m. today, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Monroe.
Brixey Jr., Billy Don "B.J.": 1 p.m. today, Westside Baptist Church, Ferriday.
Brown, Linda F.: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke Baptist Church, Newellton.
Bryant, Donald: 2 p.m. Saturday, Smith Temple Church of God in Christ, Bastrop.
Christon, Carolyn Marie: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Copes, Mattie Trull: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.
Hampton, LaTarsha: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Providence Senior High School Auditorium, Lake Providence.
Johnson, Clarence: noon Saturday, New Morning Star Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Mathis, Dan: 11 a.m. Saturday, Locust Hill Baptist Church, Fort Necessity.
Williams, Lizzie Mae: 1 p.m. Saturday, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Sicily Island.

Saturday, February 4, 2006

MRS. THELMA "PEGGY" KERBOW FROST
Kilpatrick Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma "Peggy" Kerbow Frost, 87, of West Monroe, LA will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel, West Monroe. Rev. "Butch" Pilcher will be officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Frost was born March 13, 1918 in Bend, OR and passed away February 3, 2006 in Monroe, LA.

Mrs. Frost was an active member of First Assembly of God Church in West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Frost is survived by two sons: Derrall I. Frost and wife Charlene of Austin, TX and Shannon Frost and wife Judy of West Monroe, LA; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

MR. CARL H. GREGORY
Mulhearn Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Carl H. Gregory, 70, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the New Chapel Hill Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Charles Dupree and Rev. Phillip Smith III officiating. Burial will be in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.
Gregory passed away quietly on the morning of February 2, 2006 after a brief illness.
Mr. Gregory worked for the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office under Sheriff Bailey Grant as a deputy for twenty plus years with another three years in the United States Army as a Sergeant. In 1964, Mr. Gregory or Gregory as his friends and colleagues called him, started the first Canine Patrol Unit in Ouachita Parish. His dog, "Rock" was responsible for many apprehensions and accomplishments as noted by the Monroe News Star. He was later killed in action, which was a very moving moment with Gregory and Sheriff Bailey Grant as they buried "Rock" in quite a fitting ceremony next to Gregory's house. In 1969, he graduated from the FBI Academy headed by J. Edgar Hoover. His graduation ceremony has a picture of Mr. Gregory shaking hands with J. Edgar Hoover and President Richard Nixon. He returned to Ouachita Parish and was Sheriff Grant's Superintendent until he retired in 1980. One of his favorite accomplishments was his work with the Boy Scout Explorer Post under the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office. Gregory personally trained deputies for service at Ouachita Parish for a number of years. Later as his work began to be noted, other parishes led him to initiate and start the North Delta Police Academy, which he headed for five years. Since his retirement, this program continues to operate training some of the finest police officers in Louisiana. His legacy lives on.
Mr. Gregory is preceded in death by his daughter, Tommy Sue Gregory Smith; parents, John W. and Ethel Gregory and brother, Buddy Gregory.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Gregory; daughter, Sharon Kay Gregory Long both of West Monroe, LA; son-in-law, Rev. Phillip Smith III; step-children, Vevia Lynn Pearson Strum of Jefferson City, MO and John Stanford Pearson of Farmerville, LA; grandchildren, Melissa Anne Smith, Jodie Lynne Smith, Tammie Leigh Smith Arender, John Mitchell Harrell Jr. and Michael Thomas Harrell; step-grandchildren, Robin Pearson Knight, Heather Pearson, Pace Pearson, Patrick Goodwin, Ryne Goodwin, Hannah Taggart and Brenton Newberry; seven great grandchildren; brother, Roy Lee Gregory of Mandeville, LA.
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Honor Guard Detail will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Martin, Mike Harrell, John Harrell, John Pearson, Dewey Wood, Harper McKay and Virgil Hobgood.
Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time at the church on Saturday.

BROOKS JONES
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA
Funeral Services for Brooks Jones, 79, of Marion, LA will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 5, 2006 at the Farmerville Church of Christ in Farmerville, LA with Larry White officiating assisted by David Shiers. Interment will be at Roark Cemetery in Marion under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mr. Jones served God as a faithful member of the Haile Church of Christ. He served his country during World War II and served his community as Town Councilman and Police Juror. He was a past Master of Masonic Lodge #283. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors with his "boys" and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Celestine Taylor; brother, Jerry Jones and daughter, Angelyn Duty.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia Jones of Marion, LA; children: Marilyn Preaus and husband Joe of Farmerville, LA, Scott Jones and wife Ava of Marion, LA, Josh Jones and wife Lesia of Monroe, LA and Carolyn Cobb and husband Gary of Farmerville, LA; grandchildren: Marc Duty and wife Krista, Lesli Thomas and husband Chris, Dan Preaus, Kasey Price and husband Jason, Ben Jones and wife Mandy, Derek, Courtney, McKenzie, and Kyrstyn Jones, Anna and Avery Cobb; half sisters: Janelle Snyder and Julia Ann Harbour; brothers-in—law Melvin Taylor, Daniel Green and Bobby Green; sister-in-law Shirley Jones.
Planned memorials may be made to the Spanish Missions at Haile Church of Christ or Ouachita Christian School's Teacher Endowment Fund.
Pallbearers will be Dan Preaus, Ben Jones, Derek Jones, Jason Price, Chris Thomas, Larry Bennett Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Chad Green.
Honorary pallbearers will be George V. Sehon and Billy Williamson.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 4, 2006 from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.

MR. JOHN M. PARKER, SR.
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
A memorial service for Mr. John M. Parker, Sr. will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Monroe Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Officiating will be Rev. David Farmer.
Mr. John M. Parker, Sr. passed away February 2, 2006 at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe.

Johnnie was born July 6, 1910 in Bastrop, LA the eldest of nine children to Joe and Leta Eldridge Parker. He was baptized in Spyker, LA and educated in Bastrop. He began his work career as a banker in Bonita, LA and in 1934 began a forty-nine year association with Ritchie Grocer Co. in Monroe as buyer and manager. After his retirement from Ritchie, he was successful again in the selling of marketing and promotional items until he was past ninety years of age.
In 1936, Johnnie married the love of his life, Birdie Ramsey Parker, with whom he worked side-by-side for fifty-eight years until her death in 1994. In June of 1942, Johnnie and Birdie joined First Baptist Church of West Monroe where they served tirelessly for over fifty years. Johnnie was known as "Mr. Training Union" for the Louisiana Southern Baptist Convention since he had served as Director of the Training Union for twenty-nine years at First Baptist, had been President of the Ouachita Parish Training Union for fifteen years and had served as President of the Louisiana State Training Union. Johnnie was a Deacon for over fifty years, served on countless committees of the church and had been Director of the Senior Adult II Sunday School for many years.
Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife and his siblings, Mabel Alice Parker Wood, Sue Parker McKeithen and J.W. (Sing) Parker.
He is survived by his son, John M. Parker, Jr. and wife, Pam of Seal Rock, OR and by his daughter, Madelyn Faye Farmer and husband, David of Shreveport. Surviving grandchildren are Danny Parker, Benny Parker, Sharon Parker Buscher and husband, Lt. Col. Robert Buscher, Kate Farmer Swiney and husband, David Swiney, Beth Farmer and husband, Tom Phillips, Mary Farmer Hayes and husband, Major Sean Hayes and John Lodge Farmer. Great grandchildren include Kaysea and Robert Buscher, Joseph, Sarah and Jenna Swiney, Peyton and Garren Hayes and Sofie and Livia Phillips.
The family would like to express their profound gratitude to Johnnie's loyal companions of the past two years, Becky Adams and Dorothy Adams, who loved and cared for him every day. The family also would like to thank Johnnie's many friends for their caring concern, especially Alton Calhoun and Susan Lolley. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that memorials may be made to Juliette Fowler Homes, Inc. (1234 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75214), Louisiana Baptist Children's Home in Monroe or a charity of the giver's choice.
Visitation will be 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

MR. JOHN LEON SCOTT
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA
Services for Mr. John Leon Scott, age 97, of Winnsboro, LA will be at 10:00 AM, Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Fish Bayou Baptist Church with Rev. Kelly Clark and Rev. Jerry Chapman officiating. Interment will follow at Harris Cemetery near Crowville, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Scott was proud to be a Published Poet. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Simons Scott.
Mr. Scott is survived by a daughter, Laverne Banks of Monroe; a son, John L. Scott and wife, Margie of Winnsboro; five grandchildren, Dr. Lisa Starnes, Jay Banks, Jerry Banks, Kelvin Scott, and Rhonda Lord, and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jabo Clark, Royce Bryan, W. L. Robbins, David LaBorde, John "Bud" LaBorde, and Dwight Pharr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Ellerman, Aaron Scott, Jerry Southerlin, and Dr. William Knight.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Saturday evening at Fish Bayou Baptist Church.

MR. CARL EDWARD WILSON, SR.
Golden Funeral Home - Bastrop, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Carl Edward Wilson, Sr., 59, of Bastrop are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Golden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Ganey and Rev. Andy Myrick officiating. Interment will follow at Bonita Road Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Wilson, pastor of South Side Baptist Church, retired construction manager and member of Chemin-A-Haut riding club, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2006 at St. Francis North Hospital.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years Linda Wilson; mother, Bertie Wilson of Bastrop, LA; daughter, Carolyn Strahan and husband William of Rayville, LA; son, Carl Edward Wilson, Jr. and wife Lori of Rocky Branch, LA; sisters, Ida Mae Callendar and husband Joe of Bastrop, LA, Faye Welch of Winnsboro, LA and Pat White of Prescott, AR; brothers, G.B. Wilson and wife Becky of Bastrop, LA, Charles Wilson and wife Lynn of Bastrop, LA and William Dale Wilson and wife Helen of Fouke, AR; grandchildren, Miranda Faith Wilson, Cynthia Michelle Strahan, Ethan Lee Strahan, Robert James Wilson and Rayven Edward Wilson.
Mr. Wilson is preceded in death by his father, W.C. Wilson and daughter, Cynthia Michelle Wilson.
Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Branch, Lloyd Collins, Jimmy Straughn, Gerald Payne, Frank Fulmer and Charlie Coody.

Barbara M. Forney, 67 - RUSTON — Barbara McManus Forney, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be at Douglas Cemetery near Ruston.
Carl H. Gregory, 70 - Carl H. Gregory of West Monroe, a retired Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputy and former director of the North Delta Police Academy, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at New Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation is 1 p.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Laura Booth Kelly, 45 - NEWNAN, Ga. — Laura Booth Kelly, a registered dietician, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday at Farmerville City Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Nellie Cutrer Rowe, 94 - FERRIDAY — Nellie Cutrer Rowe, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Connie Ruth Simpson, 60 - Connie Ruth Twiner Simpson of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Frances Sullivan, 67 - JONESBORO — Frances Sullivan died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Gaars Mill.
Previously Acknowledged
Bass, Mary L. Scott: 1:30 p.m. today, Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, Waterproof.
Brown, Linda F.: 1 p.m. today, St. Luke Baptist Church, Newellton.
Bryant, Donald: 2 p.m. today, Smith Temple Church of God in Christ, Bastrop.
Castleberry, Clara Margaret: 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Christon, Carolyn Marie: 2:30 p.m. today, St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Ferguson, Stewart A.: 10 a.m. today, Old Saline Baptist Church, Saline.
Fields, Ella Mae: 2 p.m. today, Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Gibson Sr., Thomas James: 11 a.m. today, Brownsville Baptist Church, Columbia.
Griffis, Lillie Pearl: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Hampton, LaTarsha: 11 a.m. today, Lake Providence Senior High School Auditorium, Lake Providence.
Harris, Willie Nette: 11 a.m. today, St. Mark Baptist Church, Clayton.
Hayes, Earlie "Professor": 2 p.m. today, Cherry Hill No. 2 Baptist Church, Gallien.
Hollis Jr., Johnny: 1 p.m. today, Madison High School, Tallulah.
Jackson, Jack: 2 p.m. today, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Johnson, Clarence: noon today, New Morning Star Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Kay, Lt. Col. Albert Leo: 10 a.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Ledent, Elizabeth: 3 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, Monroe.
Luster, Rosie: 11 a.m. today, First Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Mathis, Dan: 11 a.m. today, Locust Hill Baptist Church, Fort Necessity.
Morris, Robert Lee: 11 a.m. today, Piney Grove Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Owens, Essie: 11 a.m. today, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Pritchard Sr., John T.: 1 p.m. Monday, Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.
Scott, John Leon: 10 a.m. Sunday, Fish Bayou Baptist Church, Swampers.
Seay, Ed: 11 a.m. today, Evening Star Baptist Church, Monroe.
Toston, Barbara J.: 11 a.m. today, Liberty Christian Center, Monroe.
Williams, Lizzie Mae: 1 p.m. today, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Sicily Island.
Willis, Lucian "Hot Shot": 2:30 p.m. today, New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe.

Sunday- February 5, 2006
RITA CLEMENT BLANCHARD
Landry's Funeral Home - Napoleonville, LA
Funeral services for Rita Clement Blanchard, 84, of Napoleonville, LA will be at 11:00 AM on, Monday, February 6, 2006 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Napoleonville, LA. Interment will in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery in Napoleonville, LA under the direction of Landry's Funeral Home in Napoleonville, LA.
Mrs. Blanchard was born on October 3, 1921 and passed away on February 4, 2006.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Anne Catholic Church and Immaculate Conception Altar Society.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Blanchard; parents, Clairfait and Clarise Pierce Clement; brothers, Pierce and Daniel Clement; sister, Anita Blanchard and grandchild, Bryan Savoy.
Survived by her is her sons, Patrick Blanchard and wife Brenda of Hammond, Donald Blanchard and wife Gail of Hammond, Conrad Blanchard and wife Nancy of Monroe and Joey Blanchard and wife Patty of Napoleonville; daughters, Dianne Blanchard Savoy and husband Frank of Labadieville and Faye Blanchard Robichaux and husband John of Thibodaux; sixteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM on, Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Landry's Funeral Home in Napoleonville and from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM on, Monday, February 6, 2006 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Napoleonville.

Chelsea Church
This letter goes out to thank everyone in our community for every prayer, every donation and every ounce of love that you've shown us. To all those whom I don't even know, and yet you still expressed your love and compassion through either cards or donations. We have never felt so loved by so many people. There are no words to describe our gratitude. The outpouring of love and generosity has been overwhelming. Since our precious Chelsea left this earth; our lives have been changed drastically. Nothing will ever be the same again, but through your love and support; you have made our darkest days a little brighter, God has truly blessed us through all of you. Chelsea's memory will live on in this community through the lives of those who loved her. We send you our deepest love and appreciation. Sincerely Yours, Martin & Ann Church & girls, Emily, Jessica & Mandie

GLADYS T. JILES
Farrar Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys T. Jiles, 85, of Downsville will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, February 6, 2006 at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville with Bro. Walter Brown and Bro. Chris Keene officiating. Interment will be in the Chatham Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mrs. Jiles, a retired salesperson and a member of the Jehovah Witnesses died Saturday.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Ed Thompson; daughter, Nelda Bennett; granddaughter, Katherine Ates and grandson, Brandon Ates.
Survivors include her husband, Harvey L. Jiles of Downsville; one son-in-law, Roy Bennett of Downsville; one sister and brother-in-law Thelma and Grady Works of Alexandria, LA; two grandchildren, Connie and Joey Taylor and Debbie and Buddy Adams; three great grandchildren, Shannon Ates and fiancé Dennis Woods, Shane and Anissa Ates and Roy Ates, Jr.; six great great grandchildren, Taylor Martin, Dustyn Ates, Dakota MacKenzie, Ethan Ates, Abi Ates and Avery Ates and special friend, Will Hyde.
Pallbearers will be Will Hyde, Gary Works, Tyler Keene, John Saxon, Milton Hill and Charles Davis.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Friends may send condolences to the family via website at www.farrarfh.com.

BROOKS JONES
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA
Funeral services for Brooks Jones, 79, of Marion, LA will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 5, 2006 at the Farmerville Church of Christ in Farmerville, LA with Larry White officiating assisted by David Shiers. Interment will be at Roark Cemetery in Marion under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mr. Jones served God as a faithful member of the Haile Church of Christ. He served his country during World War II and served his community as Town Councilman and Police Juror. He was a past Master of Masonic Lodge #283. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors with his 'boys' and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Celestine Taylor; brother, Jerry Jones and daughter, Angelyn Duty.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia Jones of Marion, LA; children, Marilyn Preaus and husband Joe of Farmerville, LA, Scott Jones and wife Ava of Marion, LA, Josh Jones and wife Lesia of Monroe, LA and Carolyn Cobb and husband Gary of Farmerville, LA; grandchildren, Marc Duty and wife Krista, Lesli Thomas and husband Chris, Dan Preaus, Kasey Price and husband Jason, Ben Jones and wife Mandy, Derek, Courtney, McKenzie and Kyrstyn Jones and Anna and Avery Cobb; half sisters, Janelle Snyder and Julia Ann Harbour; brothers-in—law Melvin Taylor, Daniel Green and Bobby Green; sister-in-law, Shirley Jones.
Planned memorials may be made to the Spanish Missions at Haile Church of Christ or Ouachita Christian School's Teacher Endowment Fund. Pallbearers will be Dan Preaus, Ben Jones, Derek Jones, Jason Price, Chris Thomas, Larry Bennett Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Chad Green. Honorary pallbearers will be George V. Sehon and Billy Williamson.

LAURA BOOTH KELLY
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA
Laura Booth Kelly, 45, of Newnan, GA died, Wednesday, February 1, 2006.
Mrs. Kelly was a native of Farmerville, LA and daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Booth.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Ed Kelly of Newnan, GA; step-daughters and step sons-in-law, Erin and Austin Daniel of Tampa, FL and Kristen and Jason Snyder of Virginia Beach, VA; step-son, Brendan Kelly of Newnan; grandson, Jayden Daniel of Tampa, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian and Vickie Booth of Columbia, MO and Richard and Mary Ellyn Booth of Newnan; sister and brother-in-law, Florence Ann and Johnny Prine of Pioneer, LA and beloved aunt Annie Laurie Booth of Farmerville along with numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on, Monday, February 6, 2006 at Farmerville City Cemetery in Farmerville, LA with the Reverend David Martin officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, on Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Kilpatrick's Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to Crossroads Baptist Church Mission Fund at 2564 Sharpsburg-McCollum Road, Newnan, GA 30265.

MRS. ELDA MERLE STAKER SAWYER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Elda Merle Staker Sawyer, 73, of Rocky Branch, LA will be 2:00 PM, Monday, February 6, 2006 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Rocky Branch, LA. Rev. Mickey Bounds will be officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Sawyer was born September 7, 1932 in Ogden, UT and passed away February 3, 2006 in Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Sawyer was preceded in death by her parents William and Merle Staker.
Mrs. Sawyer is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Ramsey L. Sawyer; son, Vance Sawyer; daughter, Cynthia Sawyer Wanner and husband Bryan all of Rocky Branch; grandsons, Lance Langley of West Monroe, Jonathan Cascio, and Dustin Wanner both of Rocky Branch; granddaughters, Crista Langley Tisdale and husband Ken of West Monroe and Becky Sawyer of Portland, OR; great grandchildren, Bryce Langley and Serenity Tisdale both of West Monroe and brothers, Bill and Hal Staker of Utah.
Pallbearers will be Leroy Adair, PeeWee Spillers, Charles Sawyer, Edward Sawyer, Coon Jackson, and Glen Langley.
Visitation will be Sunday from 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Rocky Branch, LA.

GILBERT L. SEINLEZ
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Gilbert L. Seinlez, age 78, of Burlington Community will be held 2:00 PM Monday from the Columbia Chapel of Riser Funeral Home with Clarence Mounce and Gilbert Reese officiating. Interment will follow in the Harris Chapel Cemetery, near Kelly, LA.
Gilbert Leopold Seinlez was born on June 22, 1927 in Liege, Belgium to the union of his parents Henry Joseph and Lea Victoria Bessoms Seinlez. Gilbert was an accomplished artist and loved his family with all his heart. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law Howard Cummings.
Survivors include his sisters, Francine Cummings of Kelly, LA, Jeannine Collard and Ana Marie Fontaine, her brother George Seinlez all of Liege, Belgium and a host of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be nephews including John Cummings, Jack Cummings, Danny Cummings, Mark Cummings, Jason Cummings, and David Cummings.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Cummings and Christopher Chamberlain.
In lieu of flowers, any planned memorials should be made to the Humane Society and/or the American Diabetic Association.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Riser Funeral Home, 7131 U S Highway 165, Columbia, LA

MRS. CONNIE "PEACHES" TWINER SIMPSON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Memorial services for Mrs. Connie "Peaches" Twiner Simpson, 60, of West Monroe, LA will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 6, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. Rick Crandall and Rev. Scotty Sanders officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe.
Mrs. Simpson passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on, Thursday, February 2, 2006.
Connie, Peaches, as she was known affectionately by all of her grandchildren, was born October 14, 1945 in Baton Rouge, LA to the union of Paul and Ruth Twiner, who preceded her in death.
Connie grew up in West Monroe, attending First Baptist Church of West Monroe, where she remained a member today.
In 1961, she married the great love of her life, Jerry Simpson, with whom she spent the next forty-five years. She believed nothing was more important in life than family. She was best friend to her husband, both sons, and her daughter. Connie loved being a wife, mother, and especially a grandmother to her six grandchildren.
Her great passion in life was her home and her never-ending need to redecorate. With Connie's abundance of energy and many creative talents, her home was constantly under renovation. She loved looking at the latest home magazines and watching the home shows and trying out new ideas and techniques.
Connie recently had acquired a new companion whom she was often seen around town with. Joleah, her beloved boxer, had become her shadow in the last year of her life.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ray Simpson; children, Roddy Simpson and his wife, Dianna of West Monroe, Tonya Mercer and her husband, Greg of Searcy, AR, and Remi Simpson and his wife, Tanya of West Monroe; grandchildren, Jamie Simpson, Tony Simpson, Reni Simpson, Calon Mercer, Conley Simpson, and Bailey Simpson; step-grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy and Jordon Wiggins; two great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mabel Simpson; sister-in-law, Paula Hipp; two nephews; and numerous cousins.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Jackson, Barry White, Lonnie Shows, Mark and Mike Sistrunk, John Jones, and Danny Lary.
Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Leshe, Daniel Clark, William Guyton, Tom McCandlish, and Billy Ray Edwards.
Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, West Monroe, LA.

MR. DYSON WILSON
Kilpatrick Funeral Home -West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Dyson Wilson, 88, of West Monroe, LA will be 2:00 PM, Monday, February 6, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe Chapel. Rev. Gene Thomas will be officiating. Interment will follow at Culbertson Cemetery in Union Parish under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA.
Mr. Wilson was born June 2, 1917 in Wyatt, LA and passed away February 4, 2006 in West Monroe, LA.

Mr. Wilson was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in West Monroe, retired from Manville papermill with thirty-two years of service. He was a communications operator in the U.S. Army and trained others to utilize Morse code; in WWII he was in the 34th Field Artillery. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his sisters Ellen Holsenbeck and Marie Naquin. He was an avid gardener, and will be remembered for his humor, generosity, great kindness, magical manner, and ability to entertain with a story that only he could tell.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife: Lurline Wilson; daughter: Beverly Wilson Alsup; sister: Martha Haley; brother: H.O. Wilson, both of West Monroe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.

MRS. JEWEL WOODRUFF YOUNG
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Woodruff Young, age 82, of Wisner will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 9, 2006 from the Columbia Chapel of Riser Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Peoples officiating. Interment will follow in the Welcome Home Cemetery at Grayson, LA.
Jewel Marie Woodruff Young was born on December 6, 1923 to the union of her parents, Hobart W. Woodruff and Ollie Gibson Woodruff Duke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Excel Young; son, Gary Young; grandson, Scotty Young; parents; stepfather, Mr. Carl Duke; brothers and sisters, Manuel L. Woodruff, Ella Mae Woodruff Thornhill Starling, Ray C. Woodruff, Ruby Elaine Woodruff Brossard, Katie Woodruff Hebert and Hobart W. Woodruff.
Left to mourn her passing yet celebrate her life are sons, Eddie Young and wife Mary of Austin, TX, Charlie Young and wife Dawn of Cedar City, UT and Bobby Young of Wisner; daughter, Carleen Young of Salt Lake City, UT; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Faye Woodruff Turner and her husband James of Wisner, Tilda and Waymond Calhoun, Binus and Barbara Duke, Jerry and Elaine Duke, Melba and Ben Nichols, Judy and Mark Meredith, all of Columbia and by a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors on Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Riser Funeral Home, 7131 U.S. Highway 165, Columbia, LA.

Ethel M. Childress, 85 - COLUMBIA — Ethel M. Childress, a retired nurse, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery at Clarks.
Thelma 'Peggy' Frost, 87 - Thelma "Peggy" Kerbow Frost, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.
LaDona Hendricks, 55 - VIDALIA — LaDona Burgess Hendricks, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Burial will be in Monclova Cemetery, Waterproof.
Albert V. Hollister, 85 - Albert V. Hollister, Ph.D, a retired physical education professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
James O. Johnston, 83 - RAYVILLE — James O. Johnson, a farmer, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Eastside Baptist Church, Rayville. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Charles McDonald, 75 - NATCHEZ, Miss. — Charles McDonald, a retired security guard, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Central Cemetery at Wisner.
Johnny M. Parker, 95 - Johnny M. Parker of West Monroe, a retired salesman, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum with burial to follow in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Opal Lee Ray, 77 - Opal Lee Ray, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Previously acknowledged Kelly, Laura Booth: 11 a.m. Monday, Farmerville City Cemetery. Pritchard Sr., John T.: 1 p.m. Monday, Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop. Scott, John Leon: 10 a.m. today, Fish Bayou Baptist Church, Swampers.

MONDAY - February 6, 2006

PAUL H. ANGEL
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home - Hot Springs, AR
Paul H. Angel, 82, of Hot Springs, AR died February 2, 2006 at his home.
He was born October 2, 1923 in Paul's Valley, OK to Omer and Edna Angel.
He was a member and deacon of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Paul was also a Navy Veteran in World War II and was a Captain with Delta Airlines for thirty-three years.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-five years, Lee Angel; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Laura Angel of Hot Springs, AR; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Marshall Napper of Monroe, LA; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Wyatt Mackey of Las Cruses, NM; five grandchildren, Jeff Bittle of Nashville, TN, Travis, Cole and Emily Napper of Monroe, LA and Caitlin Angel of Hot Springs and two great grandchildren, a sister, Louise McLean of Panama City, FL deceased.
The Rev. Stan Larson will officiate at the memorial service in the sanctuary of Westminster Presbyterian Church on, Monday, February 6, 2006 at 11:00 AM.
Internment will be at The Columbarium of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3819 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR, 71913. Arrangements are with Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. Guest register is at http://www.caruth-hale.com.

MRS. VERA LEE HAMILTON HALEY
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Lee Hamilton Haley, 79, of West Monroe will be at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jimmy Masters officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Mrs. Haley was a member of Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church and taught college/career Sunday school class for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a retired underwriter with State Farm Insurance and loved camping and quilting.
Mrs. Haley is survived by her son, Larry Haley and wife, JoAnn of Forney, TX; daughter, Sandy Reeves and husband, David of West Monroe, LA; grandchildren, Tricia Nadler and husband, Chris of West Monroe, LA, David Reeves and wife, Ann of West Monroe, LA, Wendy Erdman and husband, Keith of Forney, TX, and Todd Haley of Mesquite, TX.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 AM until service time at Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church.
Memorials may be made to Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church Building Fund.

DR. ALBERT VIRGIL HOLLISTER
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Funeral services for Dr. Albert Virgil Hollister, 85, of Monroe will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Pastor Paul McComack officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Dr. Hollister passed away, Saturday, February 4, 2006. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served as a pilot in WWII and in the Korean Conflict. He was also a retired professor from Northeast Louisiana University (ULM). He received his PHD from George Peabody College, now Vanderbilt. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Northeast Louisiana Bowlers Association, Pinehills Golf Club, and Highland Park Country Club.
Dr. Hollister was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roy Hollister; sister, Mary and first wife, Johnnie Hollister.
Dr. Hollister is survived by his wife, Hazel Hollister; children, Kelly Hollister of Phoenix, AZ, Jim Hollister of Phoenix, AZ, Stacy J. Hollister of Dallas, TX, and Sean Hollister and wife, Andrea of Monroe, LA; granddaughter, Megan Hollister of Monroe, LA; brother, W.J. Hollister and wife, Katie of Mankato, MN; sister, Mavis Meyer and husband, Lewis of Welcome, MN; step children, Pam Frith and husband, Ken and Don Cummings and wife, Judy; four step grandchildren, and four step great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Bill Arrington, Lavelle Ivy, Charles Lane III, William Hance, Donald Cummings and Frenchie DeMers.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Northeast Louisiana Bowlers Association.
Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home in Monroe, LA, The Alzheimer's Association, or the charity of your choice. The family would like to extend a Special Thanks to the LA War Veterans Home for the loving care given to Dr. Hollister.

JAMES O. JOHNSTON
Brown-Holley Funeral Home - Rayville, LA
Funeral services for Mr. James 0. Johnston, 83, of Rayville, LA will be held 10:00AM, Monday, February 6,2006 at Eastside Baptist Church in Rayville, LA with Rev. Kyle Coates and Rev. Johnny Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery in Jonesboro, LA under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville, LA.
James Johnston was born on April 2, 1922 in Carthage, MS and passed away on, Friday, February 3, 2006 in W. Monroe, LA.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gwen Peters.
Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Juanita Johnston of Rayville, LA; a daughter, Jimmie Sherman and husband, Earle of Jonesboro, LA; a son.-in-law Delwyn Peters of Jonesboro, LA; four grandchildren, Kim Masters and husband, Dwayne of W. Monroe, LA, Kay Peters of Jonesboro, LA; Kelli Craig and husband Phillip of W. Monroe, LA and James W. Sherman of Grand Junction, CO and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Justin Wyatt, Mike Bryan, Phillip Craig, Leroy Ratcliff, James Sherman, and Dwayne Masters.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Stevens, Billy Barmore, Glen McGilton, and Ersell Crocker.

STEVE WAYNE MERCER
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Services for Steve Wayne Mercer, age 65, of Holum formerly of Granbury, TX will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 7, 2006 from the Holum Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Goodman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Mercer was born on October 8, 1940 in New Albany, MS to the union of S.B. and Hermie Stanford Mercer and died, Saturday, February 4, 2006 at his residence.
He traveled the eastern half of the United States during his employment as a Technical Writer. He enjoyed the travel, however his greatest passion was fishing. He was a member of the Harrisburg Baptist Church in Ripley, MS and attended Holum Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Bassett Knight Mercer of Holum; two daughters, Joelle Bogosta of Citrus Springs, FL and Shannon Gamble of Texarkana, TX; one stepson, Jack L. Knight of Lincoln, NE; one stepdaughter, SMSgt Theresa Priddy of Pensacola, FL; four grandsons; five granddaughters and his constant companion during his illness, Stormy, the cat.
Pallbearers will be Terry Johnson, Eddie Dunn, Berl Braddock, Benny Warner, Ben Clark and Kurtis Volentine.
Ricky Fussell will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Holum Baptist New Life Center.

JOSEPHINE BIENZ MYRICK
Golden Funeral Home - Bastrop, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine B. Myrick are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at Antioch Baptist Church with Revs. Lynn Townsend, Jerry Shows and Jerry Price officiating. Interment will be in the Bonita Road Baptist Church cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home.
Mrs. Myrick, a very loving wife, mother and grandmother, was a charter member of Antioch Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and vacation bible school for many years. She helped many people by nursing them back to health when they were ill.
She is survived by a daughter, Pam Myrick Clark of Bastrop, LA; two sons, Rev. Andy Myrick and wife Brenda of Bastrop, LA and Jeremy O'neal Myrick of Bastrop, LA; sister, Marie Jones and husband James of Choudrant, LA; brother, Carl Bienz and wife Omega of Collinston, LA; two grandchildren, LaDonna Myrick Smith and husband Mark of West Monroe, LA and Jessica Renea Florinza of Bastrop, LA; two step grandchildren, April and Randy Clark; two great grandchildren, Caroline and Kalie Smith of West Monroe, LA and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Mrs. Myrick is preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, C.O. "Shorty" Myrick and parents, Clarence and Vadis Bienz.
Serving as pallbearers are: Olan Haynes, Ritchie Redding, Brian Bienz, Mark Bienz, Mark Smith Greg Madden, Tony Kyles and Jamie Rainbolt.
Honorary pallbearers are: Bob, Tommy and Frank Cooper, Dan Hayes, Jack Hankins, Bruce Hankins, Mike Avery, Robbie Jackson and Dr. Allen Spires. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Monday at the church.

MRS. OPAL LEE YOUNG RAY
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Rd., Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Lee Young Ray of Monroe, LA will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe with Dr. John H. Traylor, Jr., officiating. Terry and Rodney Ray will give the eulogy and conduct the service. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Ray was born January 23, 1929, to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Young of West Monroe. Mrs. Ray was a member of First Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. She loved people, especially her grandchildren who knew her as "Ma". Mrs. Ray was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Robert and Tommy Young.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years, Asa Ray; daughter, Phyllis Temple; sons, Terry and wife Marian, and Rodney and wife Jill; grandchildren, John Hanks, Rose Mary Martin and husband Michael, Elizabeth Hanks, Kristi Katayama and husband Fabio, Joseph Ray, Justin Ray, Ryan Ray, Amber Ray, Brandon Ray and Garrett Hudson; sisters, Mary Franks, Shirley Truett, Judy Pettis and Faye Jones; brothers, Charles, Fred, Poochie, Dewey and Ricky.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Ray, Joseph Ray, Justin Ray, Heath Young, Justin Young and Fredrick Jones.
Visitation will be Monday, 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mulhearn's on Sterlington Road.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Monroe.

GILBERT L. SAINLEZ
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Services for Gilbert L. Sainlez, age 78, of Burlington Community will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, February 6, 2006 at the Chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Clarence Mounce and Gilbert Reese officiating. Interment will follow in the Harris Chapel Cemetery east of Olla.
Gilbert Leopold Sainlez was born on June 22, 1927 in Liege, Belgium to the union of Henry Joseph and Lea Victoria Bessems Sainlez and died, Friday, February 3, 2006 at the St. Francis Cabrinia Medical Center in Alexandria.
He was an accomplished sign painter and artist. He loved his family with all of his heart. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law Howard Cummings.
Survivors include his sisters, Francine Cummings of Kelly, Jeannine Collard and Anne Marie Fontaine both of Liege, Belgium; his brother, George Sainlez of Liege, Belgium and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, John Cummings, Jack Cummings, Danny Cummings, Mark Cummings, Jason Cummings, and David Cummings.
Jonathan Cummings and Christopher Chamberlain will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, any planned memorials may be made to the Humane Society or the American Diabetic Association.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until time of services Monday at Riser Funeral Home, 7131 Hwy 165, Columbia, LA.

Albert V. Hollister, 85 - Albert V. Hollister, Ph.D, a retired physical education professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Gladys T. Jiles, 85 - DOWNSVILLE — Gladys T. Jiles, a retired salesperson, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Burial will be in Chatham Cemetery, Chatham.
Nellie Cutrer Rowe, 94 - FERRIDAY — Nellie Cutrer Rowe, a homemaker, died Friday. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Roseland Cemetery, Gloster, Miss. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Claude Rush, 51 - VIDALIA — Claude Rush of Vidalia died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Elda Merle Staker Sawyer, 73 - ROCKY BRANCH — Elda Merle Staker Sawyer, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Rocky Branch. Burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. at the church.
Connie Twiner Simpson, 60 - Connie "Peaches" Twiner Simpson of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Tricia Hensley Smith, 32 - Tricia Hensley Smith, of Monroe, died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.
Gayle Tinsley, 60 - Gayle Tinsley, a member of the Ouachita Parish School Board, died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Dyson Wilson, 88 - Dyson Wilson, a retired machine operator of West Monroe, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Culbertson Cemetery, Union Parish. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service at the funeral home.
Previously acknowledged Kelly, Laura Booth: 11 a.m. today, Farmerville City Cemetery. Childress, Ethel M.: 10 a.m. today, Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Johnston, James O.: 10 a.m. today, Eastside Baptist Church, Rayville. McDonald, Charles: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Pritchard Sr., John T.: 1 p.m. today, Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.

Tuesday - February 7, 2006

ETHEL MAE CHILDRESS
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Ethel Mae Childress of Columbia, LA passed away, Saturday, February 4, 2006. She was born in Clarks, LA on September 10, 1920.
She is survived by her nephews,  Joe Steiner, Jr., and James Henry Steiner.
Ehtel was one of three children to Henry and Josephine (Josie) Childress.
She served in the Women's Army Corps service during WWII, working in the Intelligence Office as a clerk.
Though never married, Ethel was a dedicated family woman taking her parents, sister, nephews and their children into her care. She was a devoted animal lover, skilled still-life artist and an avid traveler who especially liked the beach.
Services were held, Monday, February 6, 2006 at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia. Interment followed in Old Bethel Cemetery, west of Clarks.

MRS. VERA LEE HAMILTON HALEY
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Lee Hamilton Haley, 79, of West Monroe will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jimmy Masters officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Mrs. Haley was a member of Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church and taught college/career Sunday school class for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a retired underwriter with State Farm Insurance and loved camping and quilting. Mrs. Haley was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Marvin Haley.
Mrs. Haley is survived by her son, Larry Haley and wife, JoAnn of Forney, TX; daughter, Sandy Reeves and husband, David of West Monroe, LA; grandchildren, Tricia Nadler and husband, Chris of West Monroe, LA, David Reeves and wife, Ann of West Monroe, LA, Wendy Erdman and husband, Keith of Forney, TX, and Todd Haley of Mesquite, TX; her brother, Monroe Hamilton and
wife Faye; her brother-in-law, Rodney Haley; sisters-in-Law, Joyce Haley and Inez Renfrow; six great grandchildren, Anna Claire Nadler, Jacob Nadler, Tanner Erdman, Addison Haley, Josh Haley and Christopher Haley.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 AM until service time at Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church.
Memorials may be made to Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church Building Fund.

RAIG STEWART PERKINS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Craig Stewart Perkins, 38, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 8, 2006 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with Rev. Eugene Brown and Rev. Tom Lowe officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, LA.
Craig passed away on February 5, 2006 at his residence in West Monroe. He loved music, especially playing the Guitar and Drums. He was a 1986 graduate of West Monroe High School.
Survivors include his parents, James Stewart and Sylvia Jordan Perkins;
brother, Shane Perkins and wife Ashley; sister, Melanie Jones and husband Charlie; grandparents, Chester and Vera Perkins and nephews, Luke Perkins, Hunter and Landon Jones all of West Monroe, LA.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.

MRS. GAYLE TINSLEY
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Gayle Tinsley, 60, of West Monroe, LA will be 3:00 PM, Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel, West Monroe, LA with Rev. Johnnie Hankins, Rev. Bill Hearne, Rev. Ken Renfroe, Rev. Monica Monk and Rev. Kevin Ropp officiating. Burial will follow at Clark Springs Cemetery, West Monroe, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Tinsley was born May 18, 1945, in Bolen, AR and passed away February 5, 2006 in Monroe, LA. Mrs. Tinsley was a charter member of Yeager Methodist Church and attended Asbury United Methodist Church where she participated in numerous activities. She was employed with Ouachita Parish School Board in the early childhood development program as a resource agent, and she also worked with the Homeless Program. Mrs. Tinsley was active in sports as a team mom with Dixie Youth Baseball and with West Monroe Rebels. She was an active military wife and worked with family support services. Mrs. Tinsley was a loving wife, mom, grandmother, and friend. Some of her favorite pastimes were fishing, arts and crafts, and she always inspired others to do their best.
Mrs. Tinsley is survived by her husband, Bobby Tinsley; four children, Wanda Tinsley Anderson and husband George, Susan Landers, Tammy Tinsley, and Bobby Wade Tinsley; four grandchildren, April Landers, Logan Landers, Robert E. Anderson, and Alison Anderson; one great grandchild, Wesley Landers; brother, Wesley Alexander.
Pallbearers will be Warren Ezell, John Shaw, William Guyton, Clarence Pemberton, Ronald Crowell, and Raymond Crowell.
Honorary pallbearer will be Arnold Ray Hendricks.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mom will be dearly missed by all she touched, Thanks for all your love, The Family

Milton Ausberry, 56 - MANGHAM — Milton Ausberry died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Mattie Barnes, 102 - BASTROP — Mattie Barnes, a homemaker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Leanna Carter, 67 - BASTROP — Leanna Carter, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Marie 'Rea' Cole, 75 - RUSTON — Marie "Rea" Cole, a counselor, died Sunday. Graveside services are noon today at Cook Cemetery, Ruston. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.
Rebecca Cooper, 81 - DELHI — Rebecca Cooper, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Waverly. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Willie 'Coot' Dilmore, 77 - Willie M. "Coot" Dilmore of Sterlington, an operator and pipe fitter at IMC Chemical, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Terry Lee Gordon, 51 - SEATTLE, Wash. — Terry Lee Gordon, formerly of Rayville, died Sunday. Services are noon Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Rayville. Burial will be at Royal Blue Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Vera Hamilton Haley, 79 - Vera Lee Hamilton Haley of West Monroe, a retired underwriter with State Farm Insurance Cos., died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 11 a.m. today at the church until service time. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Moses Hall, 80 - BASTROP — Moses Hall, a landscape contractor and nurseryman, died Saturday. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Mer Rouge Cemetery. Visitation is noon until 5 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Albert V. Hollister, 85 - Albert Virgil Hollister, Ph.D., of Monroe, a retired professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Betty Lou McGaha, 69 - OAK GROVE — Betty Lou McGaha, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Chickasaw Church of Christ. Burial will be at Concord Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Steve Wayne Mercer, 65 - HOLUM — Steve Wayne Mercer, formerly of Granbury, Texas, a technical writer, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Holum Baptist Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.
Josephine Myrick, 79 - BASTROP — Josephine Myrick, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church, Bastrop. Burial will be at Bonita Road Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Lila P. Norred, 76 - CALHOUN — Lila P. Norred, a retired house supervisor at E.A. Conway Hospital, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Lula Mae Parker, 59 - BASTROP — Lula Mae Parker, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home of Bastrop.
Clinton Plunket, 71 - JENA — Clinton "Bennie" Plunket, a supervisor at Placid Oil Co. and a veteran, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, Jena. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Pineville.
Opal Young Ray, 77 - Opal Lee Young Ray of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Claude David Rush, 50 - VIDALIA — Claude David Rush, a production supervisor for Burnsed Oil Co., died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery.

Previously acknowledged
McDonald, Charles
: 11 a.m. today, Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Rowe, Nellie Cutrer: 10 a.m. today, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Wednesday - February 8, 2006

MRS. MARIE BENNETT
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA
Services for Mrs. Marie Bennett, age 67, of Winnsboro will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 8, 2006 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Jimmy Harper officiating. Interment will follow in Ogden Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Bennett was a florist and passed away on February 7, 2006.
She was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Joe Chevallier; daughter-in-law, Hazel Chevallier and parents, Rena Mae and Curtis Fitch.
Survivors include her husband, Donnie Bennett of Winnsboro, LA; daughters, Patricia Chevallier of Pineville, LA and Kresta Price and husband, Ben of Winnsboro, LA; step-daughter, Donna Shivers of Winnsboro, LA; two sisters, Catherine Vines of Columbia, LA and Jessie Bee Barmore of West Monroe, LA; one brother, Willie Lee Fitch of Monroe, LA and ten grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David DeBlieux, Brad Wiggins, Joshua Wiggins, Cliff Randall, Johnny Mullican, and Clayton Barmore, Jr.
Honorary pallbearer will be Gerald Ross.

WILLIE M. "COOT" DILMORE
Brown-Holley Funeral Home - Rayville, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Willie M. "Coot" Dilmore will be, Thursday, February 9, 2006 at Archibald First Baptist Church in Archibald, LA with Bro. E.J. Bradshaw, Bro. J.E. Brown and Bro. Dwayne Achord officiating. Interment will follow at Lynn Cemetery in Archibald, LA.
Willie M. "Coot" Dilmore was born on October 25, 1928 in Archibald, LA and passed away on February 6, 2006 in Monroe, LA. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.C. "Jace" Dilmore and Mary Ella Dilmore; a granddaughter, Charliegh Franklin and a brother, J.C, Dilmore, Jr.
Willie "Coot" Dilmore was a member of Sterlington First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He also retired after thirty-seven years of employment at IMC Chemical in Sterlington, LA.
Survivors include his wife, Katie Jean Stephenson Dilmore of Sterlington, LA; three children, Ronnie Dilmore and wife, Debbie of Archibald, LA, Stephen Dilmore and wife, Marilyn of Sterlington, LA and Sheri Franklin and husband, Blain of Sterlington, LA; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy, and Chelse Dilmore, Stephanie D. Canales and husband, George Jr., Jace and Cody Dilmore and Jessi and McKayla Franklin; two great grandchildren Kayleigh Canales and Laura Canales; brother, Robert Earl Dilmore and wife, Bonnie of Sterlington, LA; sister, Velma Gill of Rayville, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy McCullough, William Gray, Billy Stephens, Les Parker, Brian Allen, Randy Joiner, and David Gibson.

MRS. PATSY ANN SKATES GANEY
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Patsy Ann Skates Ganey, 70, will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 9, 2006 at Grace Baptist Church of North Monroe located at 219 Laurel Grove Drive. Officiating will be Rev. Paul Solice. Interment will follow at Rocky Branch Cemetery in Rocky Branch.
Mrs. Ganey was born on January 22, 1936 in Sterlington, LA and passed away February 7, 2006 in Monroe, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents: Blanks Skates and Dora M. Skates and son: Joseph William Ganey.
She is survived by her husband: Billy J. Ganey of Monroe; daughters: Patricia J. Ganey Pyle, Susan D. Ganey McFadden and husband, Marlon, Karen J. Ganey Partin and husband Mike, all of Monroe, LA; grandchildren: April Moore Robinson and husband Benjamin, Amy Pyle Moore and husband Jerry, Kimberly Ates Rayborn and husband Daniel, Kathy Ates Meredith and husband Adam, Angie Smith, and Julie Smith; great-grandchildren: Dagan Patrick Robinson, Kristopher Dale Moore and Madison Hope Meredith and one on the way.
Pallbearers will be Mike Partin, Donald Lovelady, Jerry Moore, Luther Pyle, Terry Huckabee, and Paul Tarter.
Honorary pallbearer will be Marlon McFadden.
Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe, LA.

LILA MAXINE PHILLIPS NORRED
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Memorial services for Mrs. Lila Maxine Phillips Norred, 76, of Calhoun, LA will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Rev. Dale Farley will be officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Norred was born February 18, 1929 in Linville, LA and passed away February 6, 2006 in Calhoun, LA.
Mrs. Norred retired from E.A. Conway as a registered nurse and house supervisor with many years of service. Some of her favorite pastimes were baking and jelly making. She will be remembered as a very loving and caring person. She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Norred, Sr.; son, David E. Norred Jr., and brothers, Henry, Roy , Fred and R.J. Phillps.
Mrs. Norred is survived by two daughters: Phillis Norred Williams and husband Stan and Deloris Norred Swoveland and husband Phil; five grandchildren: Heather Harnar and husband Ronnie, Corey Head, Sean, Michael, and Cathy Swoveland; three great grandchildren: Christopher, Amber and Megan Harnar; two brothers: Edd Phillips and wife Aline and Bill Phillips and wife Marzelle and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to favorite charity.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to, the staff and extended family at E.A. Conway, United Home Health and Patient Care Hospice for the care during Mrs. Norred's illness.
Family to receive guests from 10:00 AM until service time at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

MRS. OPAL TISDALE WATSON
Rose-Neath Funeral Home - Shreveport, LA
Services for Mrs. Opal Tisdale Watson will be conducted Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 10:00 AM in the Memorial Chapel of Broadmoor Baptist Church, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA with Dr. Tom Harrison officiating assisted by Dr. Larry Williams. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park, Haughton, LA.
Mrs. Watson was born December 26, 1918 in Claiborne Parish, LA. She went to be with her Heavenly Father February 5, 2006 surrounded by her loved ones. She and her husband lived in Port Arthur, TX for twenty-nine years before moving to Shreveport, LA. She was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church for more than thirty years.
Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Mr. Ernest W. Watson; parents, Glover E. and Novie K. Tisdale of Minden, LA; sisters, Gladys Adams of Monroe, LA and Mabel Crouse of Minden, LA and a brother, Glover E. Tisdale, Jr., of Bossier City, LA.
Mrs. Watson is survived by her daughter, Myrna Millard and husband Sidney of Monroe, LA; grandson, Scott Millard and wife Madyson of Lincolnton, NC; granddaughter, Carol Spurlock and husband Chuck of Whites Creek, TN; great-granddaughter, Ashleigh Spurlock of Whites Creek, TN; step great-grandchildren, Darren Ledford, Thea Montero, and Vina Chacon all of Lincolnton, TN; sister, Runnell Signoff of Shreveport, LA; brother, Marvin Tisdale and wife Ann of Bridge City, TX; sister-in-law, Aline Tisdale of Bossier City, LA; aunts, Lela Reid of Minden, LA and Lettie Kilpatrick of Arcadia, LA and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers are Scott Millard, Randy Tisdale, David Tisdale, Dalton Tisdale, Tommy Kemp, and Chuck Spurlock.
The family expresses a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Alan Borne, the staff Pierremont Health Care Center, West Wing, numerous sitters including Camica Allums, Marsha Robinson, Joyce Davis, and Amie Grant, the many members of Broadmoor Baptist Church who ministered to Opal, and her special friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Broadmoor Baptist Church.

Marie Bennett, 67 - WINNSBORO — Marie Bennett, a florist, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Ogden Cemetery.
Ernest Edward Duncan, 85 - BASTROP — Ernest Edward Duncan, retired from International Paper, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Causey Cemetery, Bastrop.
Alvie H. Gates, 95 - Alvie H. Gates of West Monroe, a retired carpenter formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Ivy Berlin Kennard, 78 - CASPER, Wyo. — Ivy Berlin Kennard, a retired staff sergeant with U.S. Army, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Visitation is 1 p.m. Thursday until service time.
Lila Phillips Norred, 76 - Lila Maxine Phillips Norred of Calhoun, a retired registered nurse, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Craig Stewart Perkins, 38 - Craig Stewart Perkins of West Monroe died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Lee Roy Smith, 55 - SHREVEPORT — Lee Roy Smith, a truck driver, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Gayle Tinsley, 60 - Gayle Tinsley of West Monroe, retired from the Ouachita Parish School Board, died Sunday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Clarks Springs Cemetery, West Monroe.
John Luke Walker, 69 - JONESBORO — John Luke Walker died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 4:30-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Harmony Grove Cemetery near Gaar's Mill.

Previously acknowledged
Cooper, Rebecca: 1 p.m. Thursday, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Waverly.
Gordon, Terry Lee: noon today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Rayville.
Hall, Moses: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Mer Rouge Cemetery.
Plunket, Clinton "Bennie": 2 p.m. today, Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, Jena.
Rush, Claude David: 11 a.m. today, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Thursday - February 9, 2006

ALVIE HOUSTON GATES
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe
Services for Alvie Houston Gates, 95, of Monroe, LA, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 9, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA, with Rev. Bob Holloway officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, LA. Mr. Gates was born January 8, 1911, in Sikes, LA and died on February 7, 2006, after a short illness. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Monroe. He was a master carpenter who built many beautiful homesthroughout the area. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling during his retirement years. His first wife of fifty years, Leola Hancock Gates and his second wife of eighteen years, Ximena Morgan Gates, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his son Felton Gates and wife Elva of Natchitoches, LA; daughter, Nellie Gates Hatten and husband Archie of Calhoun, LA; stepdaughter, Frances Grantham and husband John; stepson, Edward Morgan and wife Sharon; grandsons, Paul Gates and wife Connie, Wayne Gates and wife Darlene, Randall Hatten and wife Marcia; daughter, Deborah Bowie; step-grandchildren, Scott Grantham and wife Shannon, Tracy Bahn and husband David, Tom Morgan and wife Tanya, Marlene Byrd and husband Louis; twelve great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Willa Gates; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Paul Gates, Wayne Gates, Scott Grantham, John Bowie, Billy Roach, and Randall Hatten.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Reeves, James Calloway, Harrold Brown, John Bates, and A.D. Foreman III.
Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM, Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and aides of Ridgecrest Nursing Home and Northeast Regional Hospice for the care

T. J. Griffth
Superman will be missed very much...

Memorial services for Thaddeus James "T.J." Griffith, 26, will be, Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1920 Hwy 594, Monroe, LA at 2:00 PM.
T.J. was born on January 1, 1980 and passed away on February 6, 2006 at his home. He was preceded in death by his Grandmaw and his brother, Seth Taylor Griffith.
He worked for Vallery Roofing for three years.
Survivors include his fiancé, Tonya; three children, Brennan, Zack and Adriana; two step children, Dalton and Michelle and two very special "warriors", Zeus and Zena.

MR. EDDIE (BO) HOY JR.
Carlisle Funeral Home - Tarboro, NC
Services for Bo Hoy, age 38, formerly of West Monroe, LA will be held Friday, February 10, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro, NC.
Survivors include: wife, Linda, son, Dustin, daughter, Jamie and husband Lee, all of Tarboro, NC; mother, Pat Hoy, grandmother, artha Fontenot, daughter, Amber, son, Heath, and one grandchild, Cade all of West Monroe, LA.
Visitation will be Thursday from 7:00PM till 9:00PM at the funeral home.

CHERYL LYNN HUNTER
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Services for Mrs. Cheryl Lynn Hunter, 58, of Sterlington, will be at 1:00 PM, Thursday,
February 9, 2006, at Paron Baptist Church, with Rev. Kurt Auger officiating. Interment will be in Ouachita City Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Mrs. Hunter was born June 13, 1947, in Lake Charles, LA and died February 8, 2006, in Monroe, LA.
Survivors include her husband of forty years, Charles R. Hunter; son, Lonnie R. Hunter, granddaughter, Caron D. Hunter; and brother, Ron Stoddard and wife, Tina.
Pallbearers will be Gary Stuart, Cassell Jett, Charlie Marshall, Paul McDougale, Doug, Buffington, and Brad Moore.
Honorary pallbearer will be Olan W. Hunter. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Thursday at Paron Baptist Church.

ERMA LOUISE TIMM KENWORTHY
Davis Funeral Chapel - Boonville, MO
Erma Louise Timm Kenworthy, 88, recently of Monroe, LA passed away in Pilot Grove, MO, February 6, 2006.
Services were held at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville, MO.
Erma spent many years as a dental technician with Dr. Ralph King in Monroe. Her husband, Woodson, preceded her in death in 1968. Erma maintained her home in West Monroe, LA, until failing health necessitated her move back to Missouri in 2004. Erma had many dear "pipeline" friends as well as her dear friends and family in Louisiana and Missouri who will miss her sweet smile and disposition.
Memorials suggested to the First Christian Church of Monroe.

FRANK MARDIS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Services for Mr. Frank Mardis,86, of Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 10, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Donnie Wilkinson officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Mr. Mardis was born February 8, 1920, in Beekman, LA, and passed away on his birthday, February 8, 2006, in Monroe, LA. He was a farmer for most of his life. He served in the 11th Armored Division of the 3rd during WWII under General George C. Patton in Central Europe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudie B. Mardis and Icie Priest Mardis; son, Kenneth Mardis, and son-in-law, Charlie Earl.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Olean Bishop Mardis of Monroe; sons, Jerry Mardis and wife Connie of Monroe, and Wyman Mardis and wife Beverly of Monroe; daughters, Sylvia Rose Mardis Haynes of Monroe and Peggy Mardis Earl of Lumberton, TX; and twelve grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews: Pat Middleton, Mike Middleton, Jerel Earl, Britton Mardis, Derek Mardis and Colby Mardis. Honorary pallbearer will be Bobby Ray Mardis. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Thursday, February 9, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Milton Ausberry, 56 - MANGHAM — Milton Ausberry died Friday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Mangham. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Mattie Barnes, 102 - BASTROP — Mattie Barnes, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are noon Friday at Holly Grove Baptist hurch, Collinston. Burial will be in Trousdale Hill Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Bobby Joe Bolden, 50 - GRAMBLING — Bobby Joe Bolden, a cosmetology shop owner, died Saturday. Services are noon Friday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Ruston. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in St. Joseph Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklin.
Willie 'Coot' Dilmore, 77 - Willie M. "Coot" Dilmore of Sterlington, an operator and pipe fitter at IMC Chemical, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Archibald First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lynn Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Richard Douglas Foy, 63 - WINNSBORO — Richard Douglas Foy, a chemical plant operator, died Feb. 2. Services are noon Saturday at Winnsboro Second Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday with wake service from 6-7 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Winnsboro.
Patsy Skates Ganey, 70 - Patsy Ann Skates Ganey of Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.
Alvie H. Gates, 95 - Alvie H. Gates of West Monroe, a retired carpenter formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today Calhoun.
Moses Hall, 80 - BASTROP — Moses Hall, a landscape contractor, died Saturday. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. today at Mer Rouge Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Jessie S. Heard Jr., 60 - Jessie Staples Heard Jr. of Monroe, an attorney, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Cheryl Lynn Hunter, 58 - Cheryl Lynn Stoddard Hunter of Sterlington, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Paron Baptist Church. Visitation is 11 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be in Ouachita City Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Cecil Meredith, 83 - OLLA — Cecil Meredith, a retired mechanic, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Olla.
Mildred Newman, 96 - JOYCE — Mildred Newman, a retired postmaster, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Joyce.
Lula Mae Parker, 70 - BASTROP — Lula Mae Parker, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at H.V. Adams Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Walter R. Runyon, 85 - JONESBORO — Walter R. Runyon died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at Gayla Traina Cemetery, Jonesboro.
Lee Roy Smith, 55 - GREENWOOD — Lee Roy Smith, a truck driver, died Monday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Pine Grove Cemetery, West Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Larry Edward Stanley, 72 - Larry Edward Stanley of Monroe died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at New Light Baptist Church. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Dorothy Teate, 85 - NEWELLTON — Dorothy Teate, a nurse, died Feb 2. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Stonewall Baptist Church, Newellton. Burial will be at Moss Grove Cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Newellton.
Cora Mae Wilson, 67 - BASTROP — Cora Mae Wilson, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Thelma Winston, 54 - BASTROP — Thelma Winston, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem No. 2 Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at H.V. Adams Cemetery, Bastrop.
Jewel Woodruff Young, 82 - WISNER — Jewel Woodruff Young died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Burial will be in Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Cooper, Rebecca: 1 p.m. today, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Waverly.
Kennard, Ivy Berlin: 2 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Walker, John Luke: 2 p.m. today, Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Friday - February 10, 2006

EDNA MAE FORREST FOSTER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Mae Forrest Foster, 67, of West Monroe, LA will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Lapine Assembly of God Church, West Monroe, LA with Rev. Mildred Lenard officiating. Interment will follow in Lapine Assembly of God Church Cemetery, West Monroe, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Foster was born December 29, 1938 in West Carroll Parish and died February 9,2006 in West Monroe. She was a member of Assembly of God Faith. She was a homemaker and will be remembered as a very loving and caring person.  Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie and William Forrest.
Mrs. Foster is survived by her husband of forty years, Bobby L. Foster; daughter, Debbie Townsend; two grandchildren, Haden Hobbs and Jodi Lea Townsend; two sisters, Geneva Tarkington and Betty Joyce Bryant and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Blakeney, Ricky Nolan, Shane Foster, Haden Hobbs, Donnie Foster, and Kenneth "Bud" Wyatt.
Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 until service time at Lapine Assembly of God Church.

JESSE STAPLES HEARD, JR.
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Jesse Staples Heard, Jr. passed away on February 8, 2006 at the age of 60. Services are planned for, Saturday, February 11, 2006 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1901 Lexington Avenue, Monroe. Family visitation will be in the church parlor beginning at 9:30 AM followed by the Service at 11:30 AM.
Jesse, also fondly known as Buz by family and friends, was born in Monroe, LA on March 25, 1945. He attended school in West Monroe and graduated from West Monroe High School in 1963. He graduated in 1967 from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. While at LSU he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In 1970 he received in Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola Law School. After completing law school, Buz was inducted into active duty in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant stationed in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland and then the Presidio of San Francisco, CA.
In June 1972, he returned to Monroe to begin practicing law. Over the past thirty-three years, he has primarily been a sole practitioner of law. He was a member as well as served as the President of the 4th District Bar Association and was also a member and President of the Indigent Defender Board of Directors. He was currently serving as a member of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. Buz also was also involved in other community organizations and was a past President of the Lotus Club. As an attorney, he valued being straightforward with his clients providing them with the best representation that was possible. His family appreciates the loyalty, patience and concern of so many of the people he has represented especially while he was ill.
An avid sportsman, there was nothing that Buz loved doing more that being in the outdoors enjoying the beauty and bounty of nature. He loved hunting on the Mississippi River or fishing on Corney Creek. He instilled his love of the outdoors in his family and friends so that they could share this with him.
Preceding him in death are his parents Winifred and Jesse Heard. He leaves the love of his life, best friend and wife of thirty-seven years, Sydney Smith Heard. He also leaves his two daughters who were the joy of his life, Rebecca Heard Ross and Amanda Heard Ackel, and their husbands who became like sons to him, Douglas Paul Ross and David Paul Ackel. Also left are his five precious grandchildren who each stole his heart in their own way: Jesse Katherine Ross, Hannah Leigh Ross, Caroline Grace Ackel, Emily Kaye Ackel and Alex Hayward Ackel. Also remaining are his sisters and their husbands: Coralie and Jack White and Betty and Donny Clack and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were all special in his life.
Services are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center-Gastric Cancer Research at www.mdanderson.org or P.O. Box 4486 Houston, TX 77210 or to St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

ROBBIE E.W. JACKSON
Robbie "Peaches" Jackson passed away February 4, 2006 at St. Francis North Hospital. She was the widow of Mr. Odis W. Jackson and was born to the late Robert and Berniece White.
Survived by her is one son, Dexter Jackson of Monroe; two granddaughters, Cammie Jackson of Monroe and Cartina Phenix of Denver; four great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held today at Miller Funeral Home in Monroe from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Memorial services will be held, Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Miller Funeral Home.

MR. CECIL S. MEREDITH
Riser Funeral Home - Olla, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil S. Meredith, age 83, of the Beech Creek Community in Winn Parish will be held 2:00 PM Friday from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home, Olla, LA with the Revs. James Simons and Denver Mc Broom officiating. Interment will follow in the Beech Creek Cemetery, west of Olla.
Cecil Slimmons Meredith was born on September 9, 1922 at Flat Creek, LA now known as Beech Creek , to the union of his parents the late Richard Slimmons Meredith and Lillie Hodges Meredith. He was also preceded in death by two wives Audie L. Avery Meredith and Ruby Hobbs Meredith. He was an active member of the Beech Creek Baptist Church, a retired mechanic and a Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his daughter Miss Bettye Meredith of Pineville, LA and a host of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Alton Kelly, Denny Lee Boyett, Herman Meredith, Aubrey Lee Mc Carty, James Meredith, and James "Buddy" McClure.
The family will receive visitors on Friday from 9:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home.

TRICIA HENSLEY SMITH
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
A private family service was held, Thursday, February 9, 2006, for Tricia Hensley Smith, 32, of Monroe at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Joseph Puthuppally officiating. Interment followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Tricia was born on January 8, 1974, and resided in Monroe all of her life. She died at St. Francis North Hospital on February 5, 2006 following a brief illness. She attended Monroe City Special School and received her Certificate of Achievement from Neville High School. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Curtis L. Hensley, and grandparents, Polly and Claude Smith.
Tricia is survived by her parents, Brenda and J. Randolph Smith; her loving grandmother, Marie B. Hensley; aunt, Sheryl Smith Brown and husband, Dwight, of Shreveport, LA; and a cousin, Angela Sprout of Haughton, LA.

Pallbearers were Raymond Doolittle, Marvin J. Ducote, Jr., Matthew J. Hill, Jr., Dan K. Shannon, and Bobby Williams.

A vigil wake service was held Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Tricia's family wishes to thank all of the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals for their care and assistance over the years. Special thanks are extended to all of her home care attendants for their help and dedication.

Donations can be made in the memory of Tricia Hensley Smith to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the United Way, or the charity of your choice.
We love you as much as anyone could be loved.
We'll miss you, and we'll never forget you. Mama, Googa, and Nana

Alma Ree Andrews, 85 - BERNICE — Alma Ree Andrews, a janitorial worker, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch AME Church, Truxno. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Charles Henry Carroll, 73 - BAKER — Charles Henry Carroll, formerly of Ferriday, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church near Vidalia. Burial will be at Shady Acres Cemetery, Ferriday, under the direction of Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.
John Louis Chisley Jr., 75 - John Louis Chisley Jr. of Monroe, a U.S. Marine Corps retiree, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.
Dollie Lucille Coleman, 91 - Dollie Lucille Coleman of Monroe, a retired businesswoman, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.
Mildred Hardin Corbett, 86 - FERRIDAY — Mildred Hardin Corbett, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Ferriday. Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be at Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Kenny Driggers, 48 - WISNER — Kenny Driggers, a concrete finisher, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Chase Pentecostal Church. Visitation is all day today and Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be at Harris Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
John L. Gathright Sr., 64 - John Larry Gathright Sr. of West Monroe, manager of Commercial Securities Co., died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery, Linville.
Thaddeus 'T.J.' Griffith, 26 - HAILE — Thaddeus James "T.J." Griffith, a roofer, died Monday. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Pentecostal Church, Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Ruby Eley Hargraves, 72 - CROFTON, Ky. — Ruby Lee Eley Hargraves, a cook formerly of Dubach, died Wednesday. Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church, Dubach. Visitation is 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be at Unionville Cemetery near Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.
Robert Elvis Holland, 78 - WINNFIELD — Robert Elvis Holland, retired from BellSouth, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield. Burial will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Winnfield.
Eddie 'Bo' Hoy Jr., 38 - TARBORO, N.C. — Eddie "Bo" Hoy Jr., formerly of West Monroe, a meat market manager, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro. Burial will be at Edgecombe Memorial Park, Tarboro.
Mary S. Jackson, 57 - Mary S. Jackson of Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Robbie Jackson, 74 - Robbie "Peaches" Jackson of Monroe, an educator with the Monroe City Schools, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.
David Kelley, 68 - David Kelley of Monroe, a warehouseman, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Frank Mardis, 86 - Frank Mardis of Monroe, a farmer, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Clifford Payne, 66 - RUSTON — Clifford Payne, a driver, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Ruth Camille Pere, 83 - Ruth Camille Pere of Monroe, a retired medical technician, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Lavenia Pritchard, 85 - BASTROP — Lavenia Pritchard, a retired registered nurse, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.
Glen L. Rogers, 79 - BEAUMONT, Texas — Glen L. Rogers, formerly of Quitman, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Quitman. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery.
Glendile J. Thompson, 68 - Glendile Janice Thompson of Calhoun, a licensed practical nurse, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at West Ouachita Church of Christ, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, Calhoun, under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.
Willie Rushing Walker, 77 - MADISON, Miss. — Willie Rushing Walker, a homemaker formerly of St. Joseph, died Wednesday. Sevices are 10 a.m. Saturday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rosehill Cemetery, Brookhaven, Miss.

Previously Acknowledged
Barnes, Mattie:
noon today, Holly Grove Baptist Church, Collinston.
Bolden, Bobby Joe: noon today, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Ruston.
Foy, Richard Douglas: noon Saturday, Winnsboro Second Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Newman, Mildred: 2 p.m. today, Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield.
Parker, Lula Mae: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Teate, Dorothy: 1 p.m. Saturday, Stonewall Baptist Church, Newellton.
Winston, Thelma: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Jerusalem No. 2 Baptist Church, Bastrop.

Saturday - February 11, 2006

MRS. BETTY J. CASEY - Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Graveside services for Mrs. Betty J. Casey, 78, will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Monroe Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Officiating will be Rev. Bryan Eason, her grandson, and Rev. Ken Johnson.

Mrs. Casey was born on February 2, 1928 and passed away on February 10, 2006.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat C. Eason and husband Allen of Monroe and Gloria C. Hampton and husband Rick of Tampa, Florida; son, Mike Casey and wife Cathy of Pensacola, FL; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for over twenty-five years and enjoyed the Senior Adult Sunday School. But most of all,she loved her Lord.

Visitation will be 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

MR. JOHN LARRY GATHRIGHT, SR.
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mr. John Larry Gathright, Sr., 64, of West Monroe, LA will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA with Bro. Danny McIlveene officiating and Bro. Jerry Brossett assisting. Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery, Linville, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

Larry was a highly respected manager of Commercial Securities Company for over thirty-four years. He was a true outdoorsman, and a vocal advocate for wildlife and nature, who loved hunting and fishing with his son. Larry was an accomplished guitarist who loved bluegrass music. He and his wife enjoyed countless hours singing and playing music with their bluegrass friends. His yellow lab, Pumpkin, gave him many hours of joy. Larry was also a member of Community Baptist Church and served in the Louisiana National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Gathright and Carrie Louise Gathright.

Larry is survived by his wife, Nancy Gathright; son, John Larry "Jay" Gathright, Jr. and wife Wendi of West Monroe; step-son, Mikle Schwaller and wife Juliette of Baton Rouge, LA; two step-granddaughters, Zoe and Aimee Schwaller; brothers, Van Gathright and wife Julia of Spencer, LA and Jimmy Gathright and wife Diane of Spencer, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Cagle, Connie Mott, Jimmy McBride, Conley Thornhill, Nathan Free and Mike Matthews.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Ron Hammett and Dr. Scott Barron.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Sunday from 1:00PM until service time at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

SUSAN HALL JOHNSON
Owens Memorial Funeral Home - Ruston, LA

Funeral services for Susan Hall Johnson, age 46, of Arcadia, will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Arcadia with Pastor Jeff Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in Alabama Cemetery in Arcadia under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. She enjoyed working with the church youth. Her Christian witness was evident in her work and taking care of her family and friends.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, James W. Johnson of Arcadia; one son, Charley Lilly of Metairie; two daughters, Michelle and husband Brad Waller of Ruston and Rachel Lilly of Arcadia; her parents, Bobby and Rochelle Hall of Homer; her in-laws, Ivy Ray and Barbara Johnson of West Monroe and numerous other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Arcadia on Saturday, February 11, 2006 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneral home.com.

TRICIA HENSLEY SMITH
Mulhearn Funeral Home We love you as much as anyone could be loved. Mama, Googa, and Nana
Sterlington Road, Monroe

A private family service was held Thursday, February 9, 2006, for Tricia Hensley Smith, 32, of Monroe at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Tricia was born on January 8, 1974, and resided in Monroe all of her life. She died at St. Francis North Hospital on February 5, 2006 following a brief illness. She attended Monroe City Special School and received her Certificate of Achievement from Neville High School. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Curtis L. Hensley, and grandparents, Polly and Claude Smith.

Tricia is survived by her parents, Brenda and J. Randolph Smith; her loving grandmother, Marie B. Hensley; aunt, Sheryl Smith Brown and husband, Dwight, of Shreveport, LA and a cousin, Angela Sprout of Haughton, LA.
Pallbearers were Raymond Doolittle, Marvin J. Ducote, Jr., Matthew J. Hill, Jr., Dan K. Shannon, and Bobby Williams.

A vigil wake service was held, Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Tricia's family wishes to thank all of the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals for their care and assistance over the years. Special thanks are extended to all of her home care attendants for their help and dedication.

Donations can be made in the memory of Tricia Hensley Smith to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the United Way, or the charity of your choice.

MRS. G. JANICE THOMPSON
Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home -Ruston, LA

Funeral Services for Mrs. G. Janice Thompson, age 68, of Calhoun, will be held on, Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the West Ouachita Church of Christ in West Monroe with Jerry Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Thompson was born on January 29, 1938 in Paragould, AR to Elmo and Pauline Wheeler. She died February 8, 2006 in West Monroe after a short illness. Mrs. Thompson was a Licensed Practical Nurse who, before retiring, worked at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. She also enjoyed reading and listening to opera music. She was a member of the West Ouachita Church of Christ and was a devout wife and mother who dedicated her entire life to Jesus and raised her children in that manner.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, Willard Thompson; her four children, Clifton Thompson of Fort Worth, TX, Cindy Thompson of San Diego, CA, Dianne Shepherd and husband Ian of British Columbia, Canada and Cathy Meeks and husband Keith of Calhoun; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; her brother, Charles Allen Wheeler of Longview, TX and her sister, Charlene Richardson of West Monroe as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be at the West Ouachita Church of Christ on, Saturday, February 11, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. To leave a memorial message for the family on-line, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneral home.com.

Minnie Browder, 95
Minnie Browder of Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Walnut Grove Cemetery, West Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. until noon today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Charles 'Red' Caudle, 66
MER ROUGE — Charles Dennis "Red" Caudle, a mechanic for the city of Monroe, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Assembly of God, Pioneer. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Epps Cemetery, Epps, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Sunday - February 12, 2006

MISS ALMA EULALIE HODGE
Mulhearn Funeral Home

Services for Miss Alma Eulalie Hodge will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 13, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Dr. John Traylor and Rev. Tony Smith officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Miss Hodge, a bookkeeper for Murco, Inc., was born September 12, 1904, in Bradley County, AR, and died February 11, 2006, in Monroe, LA. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Monroe for over seventy years.

Survivors include her nieces, Nona N. Allston and husband Pierre of Monroe, Helen Pruett, Alma Dean Milholland and Frances Ray Lane and a number of great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 St. John Street, Monroe, LA 71201. The family would like to thank Hospice Care of Louisiana and the sitters for all their care and help.

MAE FORDHAM LAWRENCE
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Fordham Lawrence, 93, of West Monroe, will be at 2:00PM on Sunday, February 12th, 2006, at the Hyde Park Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Luellen officiating. Interment will follow in the Zoar Cemetery in Chatham, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.
Mrs. Lawrence was born January 19th, 1913, in Chatham, LA, and passed away February 10th, 2006 in West Monroe, LA.

Mrs. Lawrence was a member of the Hyde Park Baptist Church where she was involved in a number of activities. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lawrence; and by her two sons, Bobby Lawrence, Sr., and Jessie Wayne Lawrence.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and J. W. Lenard of West Monroe; five grandchildren, Deborah Murray, Kenneth Hobbs, Bobby Lawrence, Jr., Denny Lawrence, and Terry Lenard; nine great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Sam Fordham, Gene Fordham, Kenneth Hobbs, Terry Lenard, Kristefer Hobbs, and Chad Lawrence. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Hyde Park Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Sunday afternoon from 1:00PM until service time at the Hyde Park Baptist Church.

LAWRENCE L. "SON" THORN
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA

Services for Mr. Lawrence L. "Son" Thorn, 72, of Monroe, will be at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Thorn was born November 5, 1933, in Ouachita Parish and died February 11, 2006, in Monroe, LA. He was preceded in death by his brother, Woodrow Wilson Thorn and sisters, Jeanette Savell and Ida May Thorn.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Fudickar Thorn; sisters, Maxine Clark, Anna Brown, and Lavon Thorn; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jeffory Thorn, Gregg Thorn, Bryan Thorn, Scott Thorn, Thomas Mendez, and Ricardo Mendez. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Monday, February 13, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

MR. MITCHELL RANDALL WALL
Mitchell Randall Wall, Sr. age 54 passed away on February 10, 2006 after a lengthy battle with cancer. A memorial gathering in his memory will be held on Monday, February 13, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Bosco Baptist Church in Bosco, La.

Mitchell was born in Monroe, La. on March 20, 1951. He attended school in Ouachita Parish, graduating in 1971. He was a former employee of Union Pacific Railroad and former mayor of Watson, Ar. Mitchell was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He was truely "The Crappie King".

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Maxine Redden Wall and his father, Louis David, "L. D." Wall, Sr.
He is survived by his son, Mitchell Randall Wall, Jr. and his ex-wife, Linda Holbrook Wall of Shreveport, La; three brothers, Louis David Wall, Jr. of Shreveport, La; Daniel Carter Wall of Monroe, La; Billy Marvin Wall and wife Linda of Little Rock, Ar; three neices, Laura Michelle Wall, Kimberly Ann Wall Thomas and Karen Lynn Wall and a host of relatives and friends.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Cindy Jack, Linda Anderson and Lynn Dozier of Hospice of Louisiana and to Kenneth R. Geter for all their support, help and love.

By donating his earthly body to LSU School of Medicine it was Mitchell's hope that he could be of service in the fight against cancer and vascular disease. In leiu of flowers donations can be made in the memory of Mitchell Randall Wall, Sr. to the American Cancer Society at (318) 398-7248 oor (800) 227-2345 or to the charity of your choice.

MR. R. D. (DEAN) WILLIAMSON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA

Funeral services for Mr. R. D. (Dean) Williamson, 76, of Winnsboro, La. will be 2:00 PM Sunday, February 12, 2006 at First Baptist Church in Winnsboro with Dr. Harry Boyd and Rev. Buford Brady officiating. Interment will follow in Coax Cemetery near Winnsboro under the directions of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.

Mr. Dean Williamson was founder of R. D. Williamson Water Well Drilling Service which has been in operation for forty one years. Previously he worked in the oil drilling industry. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a life member of VFW Post 3155. Mr. Williamson also was very active in community activities, sponsoring the first girls softball team in Franklin Parish. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnsboro, where in the past he taught Sunday School and worked with the youth. He was loved like a grandfather by nieces and nephews and all children who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Luna Williamson; four sisters, Vera Westerburg, Mary Ridley, Fay Williamson and Ann Temple; four brothers, Carey Williamson, Wallace Williamson, Earl Williamson, and Joe Williamson.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Rowena Williamson of Winnsboro; two sons, Larry Dean Williamson and Jerry Wayne Williamson both of Winnsboro; grandchildren, Natosha Davis and husband, Brad, Larry Dean Williamson, Jr., Macy Williamson, Tarah Williamson and Jerry Wayne Williamson, Jr.; one step great granddaughter, Cadi Davis; two sisters, Marie W. Robinson of Beaver, Pa. and Maxine McLendon and husband Lonas of Mendenhall, Miss.; brother Bobby Williamson and wife Joyce of Winnsboro, La.

Pallbearers will be Bob Brooks, George Boutwell, Jerry Blackman, Bob Nelson, Pete Pawls, and Jerry Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers will be fellow members of VFW 3155 and Dean's Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Winnsboro.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Bap tist Church of Winnsboro.

Ethel Adair, 63
FERRIDAY — Ethel Adair died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Betty J. Casey, 78
Betty J. Casey of Monroe, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.

Robert Lane Pace, 72
DELHI — Robert Lane Pace, retired bookkeeper and accountant for Scott Truck & Tractor Co., died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.

William G. Young, 62
William G. Young of Monroe, a collection agent, died Friday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at New Hope Cemetery, Choudrant. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Caudle, Charles Dennis "Red": 2 p.m. today, Pioneer Assembly of God, Pioneer.
Gathright Sr., John Larry: 2 p.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Johnson, Susan Hall: 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, Arcadia.
Lawrence, Mae Fordham: 2 p.m. today, Hyde Park Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Leihr, Henry Ivan: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Thompson, Glendile Janice: 2 p.m. today, West Ouachita Church of Christ, West Monroe.
Williamson, R.D. "Dean": 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, Winnsboro.

Monday - February 13, 2006

ROBERT LANE PACE, SR.
Cox Funeral HomeDelhi, LA

Funeral services for Robert Lane Pace, 72, of Delhi will be held at 10:00AM, Tuesday, February 14, 2006 in the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home. Rev. Joe Hamilton will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 3:00PM Tuesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Natchez, MS under the direction of Cox Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00PM Monday at Cox Funeral Home. Mr. Pace died Thursday in Monroe from a sudden illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack Pace and Clarice Wiggins Pace.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Pauline McLeod Pace of Delhi; three sons, Don Pace of Pineville, LA, James Pace of Yorktown, VA and Robert Pace Jr. of Elizabeth, CO; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.Mr. Pace was a lifelong resident of Delhi. He recently retired from Scott Truck and Tractor after a fulfilling career of over thirty years.

He previously had owned his own business as a Gunsmith.

Pallbearers will be Lance Pankey, Dennis Parker, Jesse Fallin, B. J. Fallin, David Fallin and Ricky Singley.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. To leave a message of condolence to the family please visit our website at www.coxfuneral.com.

MR. JAMES PEARL WEAVER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home

Mr. Weaver was born February 6th, 1941, in Winnsboro, LA, and died February 10th, 2006, in West Monroe. He was the former owner of Weaver Sales Company and was also a western wear wholesaler.
Survivors include his two children, Rod Weaver of West Monroe, and Ashley Weaver Sellers and her husband, Charles, of Tempe, AZ; two grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Weaver and James Michael Weaver; a brother, Elbie Weaver of Conroe, TX; and a sister, Mag Smith of Slidell, LA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1106 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201, or to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Ethel M. Adair, 63
PRAIRIEVILLE — Ethel M. Adair died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville, Miss. Visitation is 6-10 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eugene C. 'Dirty' Gean, 78
BASTROP — Eugene C. "Dirty" Gean died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, near Crossett, Ark. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Robert Lane Pace, 72
DELHI — Robert Lane Pace Sr., retired from Scott Truck and Tractor Co., died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Natchez, Miss. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marjory Sledge, 78
DELHI — Marjory Sledge died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.

Lawrence L. 'Son' Thorn, 72
Lawrence L. "Son" Thorn, a retired business owner of Monroe, died Saturday. Services are 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Curtis Edward Toney, 28
DALLAS — Curtis Edward Toney died Friday. Services are 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Restland Wildwood Chapel, Dallas. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Washington, 74
WINNSBORO — Robert Washington, a farmer, died Saturday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Richardson and Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Sam Edward 'Pop' Weaver, 68
Sam Edward "Pop" Weaver, retired from Entergy, of West Monroe, died Saturday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Tuesday - February 14, 2006

MRS. GRACIE JUANITA PARISH BUTLER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Graveside services for Mrs. Gracie Juanita Parish Butler will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at New Chapel Hill Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Tom Lowe of Christ Church in West Monroe.

She was born December 2, 1921 in Bernice, LA to the union of Addie Ianthus Townsend and Willie Parish and passed away peacefully, Monday, February 13, 2006 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe. After the death of her father, she was raised by Mr. B.D. McGee whom she considered her Daddy. She was a life long resident of West Monroe and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James G. Butler; one sister, Evelyn Lowery; her oldest son, Marvin and a special friend Dick Touchstone.
Left to mourn her passing are her sons, Ronnie Butler and wife, Libby and Dickie Butler and wife, Laura; her daughter-in-law, Sue Butler all of West Monroe; one sister, Mae Wilson Redden of Houston, TX; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; a special niece, Joy Holmes and husband, Kevin of Monroe; two special nephews, Gerald Lowery and wife, Rene' and Gary Lowery of West Monroe and along with three other nieces, Shirley Grant, Billie Fontana and Jane May.

Pallbearers will be R.J. Butler, Dennis Courtney, Gerald Lowery, Tim May, Jason Scott and Jason Emory.

Visitation will be, Tuesday, February 14, 2006 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. The family wishes to thank the staff of West Monroe Guest House and Cornerstone Hospital for their kindness and care to our mother in her final days. We miss you Momma. We miss you Mamaw. Hugs and kisses from all the babies.

CURTIS EDWARD TONEY
Restland Funeral Home - Dallas, TX

Curtis Edward Toney, 28, passed away February 10, 2006 at his home in Dallas. Curtis was born February 25, 1977 in Monroe, LA and is survived by his parents, Debra and Lionel Buchanan of Dallas and Royce and Lou Toney of Monroe, LA; brothers, Derrick Toney and wife, Kelly and Patrick Toney; grandmothers, Earline Folks and Hazel Toney; nephew, Grant Toney; girlfriend, Christy Christian as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends who loved him dearly and will miss him.
Funeral services will be 12:30 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at Restland Wildwood Chapel with interment to follow. The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, February 13, 2006 at the Funeral Home.

Frankie Cochran, 75
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Frankie Cochran, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence.

Minnie Fuller, 83
START — Minnie Fuller, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville.

Eugene 'Dirty' Gean, 78
Ark. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Matas 'Doc' Green, 92
Matas "Doc" Green of West Monroe, a retired construction worker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Sue Elizabeth Greer, 89
Sue Elizabeth Greer of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Ollie Hardie Mount, 69
JONESVILLE — Ollie Hardie Mount, died Saturday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at McFarland Gurie Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Michael T. Slavent, 63
Michael T. Slavent of West Monroe, retired from Louisiana Gas, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Marjorie Hale Sledge, 78
DELHI — Marjorie Hale Sledge, a retired social worker with the state of Louisiana, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Delhi. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be at Faith Memorial Park Cemetery, Delhi.

Charles Flower Stubbs, 92
Charles Flower Stubbs of Monroe, a retired consulting engineer, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

James Weaver, 65
James Weaver of West Monroe, an automotive salesman, died Friday. Private services will be held Wednesday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Adair, Ethel M.: 1 p.m. today, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Pace Sr., Robert Lane: 10 a.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.
Thorn, Lawrence L. "Son": 3 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Toney, Curtis Edward: 12:30 p.m. today, Restland Wildwood Chapel, Dallas.

Wednesday - February 15, 2006

MRS. JUANITA R. ELLIS
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita R. Ellis, 85, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 16, 2006 in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Officiating will be Don Delukie. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Mrs. Ellis was born on May 27, 1920 and passed away on February 14, 2006.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, June Ellis.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Ellis and wife Pat of Shreveport, Frank Ellis of West Monroe and Gary Ellis and wife Diane of Arlington, TX; daughter, Shelia Hendrix and husband Tim of West Monroe; sister, Bessie "Jackie" Jones of Ferriday; twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.son Street Church of Christ in Monroe. She enjoyed quilting, but most of all, she loved her family and will be deeply missed.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Visitation will be 5:00 until 9:00 PM, Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

MATAS "DOC" GREEN
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Matas Green, 92, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 16, 2006, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA with Rev. Rick Crandall officiating. Burial will follow at Farmerville City Cemetery, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Matas was born on December 20, 1913 in Truxno, LA to Murry and Grace Auger Green, and was called home on February 13. He had three brothers and four sisters.

"Doc" worked in various aspects of construction and leaves a legacy of dedication and excellence. He loved and was deeply devoted to his family and to the Lord. He was a beloved and respected husband, brother, father, papaw and friend. He had a passion for deer hunting, and joyously shared his time and wisdom with many. He was a member of McClendon Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA.
Matas is survived by his adored wife of sixty-seven years, Rachel Parker Green; brother, C.A. Green, and wife Cleolis of Farmerville; sons, Gary Green and wife Nancy, Ronnie Green and wife Sue, all of West Monroe; daughter, Sherry Miller of Palm City, FL; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

Matas family extends their deepest gratitude to all the medical professionals and caregivers at the Landmark Nursing Center and Cornerstone Hospital.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held, Wednesday, February 15, 2006 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Children's Educational Building Fund at McClendon Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

ANTONIA SALINAS GUERRERO
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA

Services for Antonia Salinas Guerrero, age 79, of Columbia will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 16, 2006 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Edward Jones and Rev. Stacey Givens officiating. Interment will follow in the Columbia Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Guerrero was born in Mission, TX on December 15, 1926 to the union of Jose' and Sara Garcia Salinas and died, Monday, February 13, 2006 at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe.

She was a homemaker and along with her late husband, Martin Guerrero, Sr., she farmed and reared her family whom she loved very much. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Maria Salinas.
Survivors include her sons, Art Guerrero and his wife, Debbie of Columbia, Raul Guerrero of Russellville, AR, Ernest Guerrero, Sr. of Columbia and Martin Guerrero, Jr. and his fiancée, Kelly of Columbia; her daughters, Mary Guerrero and Sylvia Guerrero both of Columbia and Anita Talbert and her husband, James of Ft. Necessity; her grandchildren, Tammy Houston, Ricky Guerrero, Katie Guerrero, Ernest Guerrero, Jr. and his wife Dana, Paul Guerrero and his wife Alley, Zach King, Bobby Coburn, Brent Coburn and Ashley Coburn; her great-grandchildren, Tracer Houston, Cody Guerrero, Kally Volentine, Michael Black and Macy Black and her sister, Anita Pulido and her husband: Polo of Mission, TX.

Pallbearers will be Art Guerrero, Raul Guerrero, Ernest Guerrero, Sr., Martin Guerrero, Jr., Ricky Guerrero and Ernest Guerrero, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Paul Guerrero, Gerald Houston, Adam Volentine, Tracer Houston, Cody Guerrero, Micheal Black, Brent Coburn, Bobby Coburn, Billy Hayden, Ryan Lloyd and Lexi Tingle.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM and Thursday from 9:00 AM until time of services.

MRS. ESSIE LENE JACKSON
Services for Mrs. Essie Lene Jackson, 82, of West Monroe will be held 12:00 noon, Thursday, February 16, 2006 at St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church in West Monroe with Reverend Cleveland A. Hunt, officiating.

New Daughters of Zion Baptist Church in West Monroe. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Edward Jackson Sr.

She is survived by husband, Mr. Lunie Jackson of West Monroe, LA; sons, James Williams of Mansfield, LA, John Jackson Sr. of Bossier City, LA, Lunie Jackson Jr. of Detroit, MI; daughters, Carolyn Jackson, Sandra Jackson, and Sharron Jackson, all of West Monroe, LA.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Miller Funeral Home in Monroe.

RUBY PEARL TURNER SHELLEY
Hixson Brothers Funeral Home - Alexandria, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Shelley will be held on, Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 11:00 AM at the Pentecostals of Alexandria in the main auditorium, with the Reverend Anthony Mangun officiating with Reverend Terry Shock and Mark Foster assisting.

Mrs. Shelley, 71, of Alexandria passed away on, Sunday, February 12, 2006, surrounded by her loved ones and friends at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents Shelby and Maxine Turner.

She was born on December 8, 1934, in Jones, LA. Attended and graduated from Oak Grove High School.
She retired from AT&T with thirty years and five months service.

Mrs. Shelley was a lifetime member of Telephone Pioneers and also a member of Communication Workers of America.

Mrs. Shelley was a member of The Pentecostals of Alexandria for fifteen years and formerly a member of the Pentecostals of The Twin Cities, in West Monroe, LA for twenty-seven years.

She is survived by her loving husband of forty-nine years and five months, Carl Ray Shelley; one daughter, Vennie Gay Hunter and husband "Bigg" Jack Hunter of Alexandria; two step-grandchildren, Jack "Jay" Hunter II, of Cottonport LA and David Chase Hunter of Hessmer, LA; one "God-grandson" Hudson Philip Nordstrom of Alexandria, LA; two brothers, Shelby Joe Turner and wife, Karen, of Kennewick, WA and Michael Turner and wife Martha of Oak Grove, LA; four sisters, Katherine Osbon of West Monroe, LA, Margaret Smith and husband Doyle of Oak Grove, LA, Bonnie Hill and husband Nelton of Oak Grove, LA and Jeanie Allred and husband Gary of Oak Grove, LA and a host of nieces and nephews, and friends.

She was a loving and true Christian mother and wife and friend to each and everyone she came in contact with. Her kindness to all could not compare to anyone or anything. Her love for her friends and family went beyond all measure.

She was a true testimony of Jesus Christ and the power of the "Holy Ghost". Anyone who met her knew it immediately.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Allred, Chris Turner, Heath Turner, Donald Wayne Osbon, Butch Doss, and Billy Doss.

To extend online condolences to the Shelley Family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com

MR. MICHAEL THOMAS SLAVENT
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Services for Mr. Michael Thomas Slavent, 63, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 16, 2006, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. George Bonner officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.

Mr. Slavent died on February 13, 2006 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. He was retired from LA Gas and MS Valley Gas Companies.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Lum Slavent; step- father, Joe Murray, Jr.; brother, Dana J. Murray; sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Al Marchand; one nephew, one niece, and one great niece.
Pallbearers will be Huston Temple, Charlie Lum, Joe Murray, Jr., Al Marchand, Brian Heisler, and Robert Heisler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby R. Long, Jason Summerhill and John Shelburne. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00PM Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West MonroeDavis Calvin Arrant, 68 Davis Calvin Arrant of West Monroe, a boilermaker, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

William Cecil Ball Jr., 55 FERRIDAY — William Cecil Ball Jr., a musician, truck driver and computer technologist, died Sunday. Memorial services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Lakeshore Baptist Church, Ferriday. Arrangements are under the direction of Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Gracie Juanita Butler, 84 Gracie Juanita Butler of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at New Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Minnie Eva Davis, 90 BASTROP — Minnie Eva Davis, a laborer, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Loyd Anthony Dean, 34 FARMERVILLE — Loyd Anthony Dean, a store clerk, died Monday. Memorial services are 10 a.m. today at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Mark Shane Droddy, 32 DODSON — Mark Shane Droddy, a certified nursing assistant, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Full Gospel Christian Center, Jonesboro. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Minnie Bell Fuller, 83 START — Minnie Bell Fuller, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in Start Cemetery.

Katie Hill, 75 OAK GROVE — Katie Hill, a schoolteacher, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Shunikle M. Hunter, 24 RAYVILLE — Shunikle M. Hunter died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Lene Jackson, 82 Essie Lene Jackson of West Monroe, a custodian, died Friday. Services are noon Thursday at St. Joseph Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, West Monroe.

Adell Jesse James, 69 BONITA — Adell Jesse James died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Opal Sandifer Lindsay, 71 Opal Jean Sandifer Lindsay of West Monroe, retired from Bancroft Bag, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Holly Ridge.

S’Niyah A. Mack, infant S’Niyah Arlecia Mack of West Monroe, the infant daughter of Racquell and J. Markeius Mack, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Louie B. McWilliams, 72 LAKE PROVIDENCE — Louie B. McWilliams, a merchant, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Burial will be at Lake Providence City Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Lake Providence.

Ruth Shamblin Nichols, 96 BASTROP —Ruth Shamblin Nichols, a beautician, died Saturday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 1 p.m. today until service time. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Patricio B. Nino, 61 OLLA — Patricio B. Nino, a Louisiana Pacific employee, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Ellen S. Norwood, 88 RUSTON — Ellen A. Schuhmann Norwood, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Ben C. Ratcliff Sr., 82 RAYVILLE — Ben C. Ratcliff Sr., a farmer, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Antioch Baptist Church, Rayville. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Tommie Sue Reitzell, 82 BASTROP — Tommie Sue Larche Reitzell, a retired supervisor with the state Department of Health and Human Resources, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Christ Church Cemetery.

Glenda L. Rogers, infant TALLULAH — Glenda Lavon Rogers, the infant daughter of Marvin Rogers and Glenda Riley, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Steve Dodson Smith, 82 OAK GROVE — Steve Dodson Smith, an electrician, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is today until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Vergia M. Smith, 82 RAYVILLE — Vergia M. Smith, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Chandra Stoker, 37 Chandra Webster Stoker, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday in Bethel Baptist Church. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Etta Martin Swilley, 88 FERRIDAY — Etta Mae Martin Swilley died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Robert Washington, 74 WINNSBORO — Robert Washington, a farmer, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Star Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 6 p.m. Thursday at Richardson-Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be at Morning Star Cemetery, Fort Necessity.

Sam E. ‘Pop’ Weaver, 68 Sam Edward “Pop” Weaver of West Monroe, retired from Entergy, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 10 a.m. until noon today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Harris Cemetery, Crowville.

Previously acknowledged
Gean, Eugene C. “Dirty”: 10 a.m. today, Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, near Strong, Ark. Mount, Ollie Hardie: 2 p.m. Thursday, McFarland Gurie Cemetery.
Sledge, Marjorie Hale: 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Delhi.

Thurursday - February 16, 2006

MR. DAVIS CALVIN ARRANT
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Davis Calvin Arrant, 68, of West Monroe, LA will be 10:00 AM, Friday, February 17, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Rev. Charles Tolbird will be officiating. Interment will be at Webb Cemetery, West Monroe, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mr. Arrant was born August 9, 1937 in Eros, Louisiana and passed February 14, 2006 in West Monroe, LA.

Mr. Arrant proudly served and retired from the United States Navy, and after his military duties he became a boilermaker and retired with over thirty years service. After his retirement Calvin's favorite pastime was watching and playing golf.
Mr. Arrant is survived by his three children, Katrina Davis and husband Rance, Selena Brumell and Sonya Sharp and husband Gary; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Earline Arrant and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bob Carroll, Frank Serio, Tony Jabbie, Bob Wood, Dave Caperton and Daryl Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Griffith, Scott Myers, Danny Thomas, Danny Miller, Sam Simpson and James Futch. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

MARGOT MARRS DETWEILER
Columbia, SC
Margot Lockhart Detweiler was born January 26, 1953 in Oklahoma City and passed away February 11, 2006 in Columbia, SC.

Margot is survived by her husband Ed Detweiler of Columbia, SC.; her parents Samuel E. Marrs of Bradenton, FL.; her mother JoAnn and Melvin Lee of Oklahoma City and two sons: Preston and Erin Lockhart of Columbia, SC.; James and Christy Lockhart of Bluffton, SC.; and two grandsons Brayden & Fulton Lockhart.

She is also survived by her two sisters Anna Beth Powell and husband Rick of Arlington, TX,; Dana Inglis of Oklahoma City, nephew Walker and Leah Wood of Monroe, LA.; and daughter Riley and neice Polly Pritchard of Arlington, TX

BEN C. RATCLIFF SR.
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Rayville, LA

Service for Mr. Ben C. Ratcliff, Sr., 82, of Rayville, LA will be 10:00 AM Friday February 17, 2006 at Antioch Baptist Church near Rayville, LA with Rev. Bill Lovett and Rev. Keith Evans officiating with Internment to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Ratcliff was a longtime member of Antioch Baptist Church and a World War ll Army Veteran. He had a full life and enjoyed life to the fullest as long as his health cooperated.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lawson B. Ratcliff and Nettle L. Cheek, brothers J. B. Ratcliff and Herman Ratcliff, sisters Hattie Stephenson, Ruby Stephenson and Lorraine McGraph.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Tharp Ratcliff of Rayville. LA a son Ben C. Ratcliff, Jr. and his wife Shirley of Rayville, LA., daughter Sharon R. Miklosey of Rayville, LA , sons Willie B. Ratcliff and his wife Diana of El Paso, TX, Gary L. Ratcliff and his wife Kathy of Monroe, LA, and daughter Nancy R. Hill and her husband Elvin of Archibald, LA, grandchildren Marcus Ratcliff and his wife Susan, T. J. Miklosey and his wife Amber, Chriee Raborn and her husband Tom, Michelle Miklosey, Kerry Coon and her husband Cory, Billie Jo Luna and her husband John, Rebecca Peters and her husband Steve, D.D. Waterman and her husband Jamie, Corey Ratcliff, Jennifer Vest and her husband Clayton, Caroline H. Doucet, Lance Hill and nineteen Great Grandchildren.Pallbearers will be William Freeland, Richard Freeland, Danny Freeland, Ronnie Dilmore, Roger Stephenson and Dan Brister, Jr, honorary pallbearers will be John Rainbolt, John Tullos and Kenny Goodwin.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 16, 2006 at the Funeral from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

CHARLES FLOWER STUBBS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA

Graveside services for Mr. Charles Flower Stubbs, 92, of Monroe, will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 17, 2006, in the Stubbs plot at Old City Cemetery. Rev. Larry Stafford will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Mr. Stubbs was born July 9, 1913, in Monroe and died February 13, 2006, in West Monroe. He was a descendent of a leading Louisiana family which settled in Monroe in 1842. He was the son of Louise Maude Flower Stubbs and Francis Palmer Stubbs, a prominent Louisiana lawyer.

He was educated in both the Monroe City and Ouachita Parish secondary schools and was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, in 1934 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. After several "depression jobs," he joined Southern Natural Gas Company in 1938 and started a career with natural gas utilities. He held managerial and executive positions in the gas industry in Alabama, Connecticut, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In 1968, he returned to Monroe joining Ford, Bacon & Davis. In 1971, he opened a consulting engineering practice specializing in service to the gas industry. He was a member of the Lotus Club and various professional and trade organizations. He was registered as a Professional Engineer in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. He attended First United Methodist Church.
During World War II, he served in the armed forces in the artillery for four and one half years in both the African and European theaters. He was separated from the service with the rank of Major.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Lee Slaughter Stubbs; brother, Barry Stubbs of San Mateo, CA; niece, Sarah Caraway of Burlingame CA; nephews, Gregory and Brian Stubbs of California; and great nieces, Ashley Crytz, Marcie Johnson, and Kim Drury.

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM, Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a favorite charity

Mildred Arnold, 87
WINNSBORO — Mildred Arnold, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Louise Marie Coleman, 70
Louise Marie Coleman of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in J.S. Clark Cemetery, Monroe.

Minnie Eva Davis, 90
BASTROP — Minnie Eva Davis, a laborer, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Alexandria No. 2 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Monday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery, Mer Rouge.

Gloria Ross Edwards, 67
Gloria Dean Ross Edwards of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Juanita R. Ellis, 85
Juanita R. Ellis of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Jacob Fields, 95
Jacob Fields of Monroe, a farmer, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Matas 'Doc' Green, 92
Matas "Doc" Green of West Monroe, a construction worker, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Farmerville City Cemetery, Farmerville.

Antonia Guerrero, 79
COLUMBIA — Antonia Guerrero, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Burial will be in Columbia Hill Cemetery.

Katie Hill, 75
OAK GROVE — Katie Hill, a schoolteacher, died Friday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Blooming Shade Baptist Church, Kilbourne. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Southside Cemetery, Oak Grove, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Shunikle M. Hunter, 24
RAYVILLE — Shunikle M. Hunter died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Rayville. Burial will be at Royal Blue Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Essie Lene Jackson, 82
Essie Lene Jackson of West Monroe, a custodian, died Friday. Services are noon today at St. Joseph Baptist Church, West Monroe. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, West Monroe, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.

Estelle Faye Jackson, 62
COLUMBIA — Estelle Faye Jackson, a seamstress, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Columbia. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Mary Stella Jackson, 56
Mary Stella Jackson of Monroe, a homemaker, died Feb. 9. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Realness Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Adell Jesse James, 69
BONITA — Adell Jesse James died Thursday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joe A.M.E. Church, Bonita. Wake service is 7-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

David Kelley, 68
David Kelley of Monroe, a warehouseman, died Feb. 8. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at King Solomon Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Lawrence Kennedy, 90
BASTROP — Lawrence Kennedy, a farmer, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Patricio B. Nino, 61
OLLA — Patricio B. Nino, a Louisiana Pacific employee, died Monday. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Friday at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation is 9 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home.

Artivelt Osborne, 83
JONESBORO — Artivelt Osborne, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rest Baptist Church, Quitman. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of King Funeral Home, Ruston.

Clifford Payne, 66
RUSTON — Clifford Payne, a driver, died Jan. 30. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Columbia. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Lena Mae Redmond, 62
CHICAGO, Ill. — Lena Mae Redmond, a warehouse supervisor formerly of Monroe, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Katie Sanders, 40
JACKSON, Miss. — Katie Sanders, a homemaker formerly of Monroe, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Michael T. Slavent, 63
Michael Thomas Slavent of West Monroe, retired from Louisiana Gas and Mississippi Valley Gas, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Trixie Smith, 80
Trixie Smith of Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services will be held at a later date under the direction of Bailes-Polk Funeral Home, Duncan, Okla.

Vergia M. Smith, 82
RAYVILLE — Vergia M. Smith, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are noon Saturday at First Baptist Church, Rayville. Wake service is 7-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery, Dunn.

Chandra W. Stoker, 37
Chandra Webster Stoker of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Etta Martin Swilley, 88
FERRIDAY — Etta Mae Martin Swilley, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Hill Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will be in South Central Cemetery, Wisner, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Nellie Telano, 95
Nellie Telano of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Hall Cemetery, Richland Parish. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Olive Faye Wilhite, 71
PORTLAND, Ark. — Olive Faye Wilhite, a manager of retail sales, died Tuesday. Memorial services are 1 p.m. Friday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is noon until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Caldonia Williams, 72
BASTROP — Caldonia Williams, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Previously Acknowledged
Ball Jr., William Cecil: 3 p.m. today, Lakeshore Baptist Church, Ferriday.
Mount, Ollie Hardie: 2 p.m. today, McFarland Gurie Cemetery.
Ratcliff Sr., Ben C.: 10 a.m. Friday, Antioch Baptist Church, Rayville.
Reitzell, Tommie Sue Larche: 1 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Smith, Steve Dodson: 11 a.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Washington, Robert: 11 a.m. Friday, Pleasant Star Baptist Church, Winnsboro.

Friday - February 17, 2006

Willie Gene Dobbins

On July 28, 1947, a baby boy was born to the late Mr. C.D. Pinsett Dobbins and Mrs. Desiree Jones Pinsett Dobbins; they named him Willie Gene Dobbins.

Willie was called to eternal rest on February 12, 2006 at his home in Monroe, LA.



He joined the Mt. Zion B.C. at an early age. He rededicated his life to Christ in 2006.

Willie's education began in Bienville Parish. He graduated in 1960 from Southside High School in Ringgold, LA later he joined the United States Army where he served for three Terms. After retuning home in attended Caddo Barber College in Shreveport, LA. He later moved to Monroe, LA in 1984 where he lived and worked for the Louisiana Department of Corrections where he retired in 2004. He was also employed by the Ouachita Police Juror Green Oaks Detention Center and Richwood Correctional Center where he was employed at the time of his illness and death.
On August 25, 1995, Willie was united in holy matrimony to Edith Powell Dobbins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Emma Dobbins, Ethel Henderson and Rillie Allums and one brother, O.Z. Pinsett.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving wife of ten years, Edith Powell Dobbins; five daughters, ValKyrie White and Alanda Davis both of Shreveport, LA, WyKethia Johnson of Dallas, TX, Martika Cheffin of Winnsboro, LA and Shawanna Powell of Monroe, LA; one son, Christopher R. Loving of Monroe, LA; one sister, Ruby L. Latham of Ringgold, LA; two brothers, James Dobbins and Roy G. Dobbins both of Ringgold, LA; five sister-in-laws, Louetter McDowell, Lois Jordan (Eddie) both of Winnsboro, LA, Onice Williams of Monroe, LA, Pearlene Monday Copperas of Cove, TX and Janice Powell of Tacoma, WA; two brother-in-laws, Joe Powell (Mary) of Winnsboro, LA and Donald R. Powell (Sandra) of Baton Rouge, LA; thirteen grandchildren; two Goddaughters, Irma A. Golatt and Coneshia Golatt of Ringgold, LA and a host of nieces, cousins and friends.

Visitaion will be from 7:00 PM until 8:00 on, Friday, February 17, 2006 at the New St. James Baptist Church. Services will be at 11:00 AM on, Saturday, February 18, 2006 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ringgold, LA.

Interment will be at the Moore Cemetery in Heflin, LA on, Saturday, February 18, 2006 after services under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home in Monroe, LA.

SUE BLOUNT GREER
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Memorial services for Sue Elizabeth Blount Greer, 89, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 18, 2006 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Calton Yeager officiating. Mrs. Greer died February 13, 2006 at her residence.

Mrs. Greer was born in Townley, AL on October 9, 1916. She was preceded by her first husband and father of her four children, James A. Blount; her two sons, Robert K. Blount and Jerry T. Blount and other husbands, Ray Greer and Bill Greer.

Survivors include her daughter, Jimmie Sue Woodard and husband, Bob; son, James Larry Blount; three step-daughters, Pat Benson, Sharon Sarzotti, and Sydney Waller; step-son, Bobby Greer and wife, Elaine; many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Visitation will be from Noon until service time at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.

RT. REV. WILLIS RYAN HENTON
Evangeline Funeral Home - New Iberia, LA

The life and ministry of the Rt. Rev. Willis R. Henton will be celebrated at a burial service and Requiem Eucharist at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 18, 2006 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 1030 Johnston Street in Lafayette, with the Rt. Rev. D. Bruce Macpherson, Episcopal Bishop of Western Louisiana, officiating. Graveside services will follow Saturday at 5:00 PM at the Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield, LA. Visitation will be from 3:00 until 5:00 PM, Friday, February 17, 2006 at Evangeline Funeral Home, 314 E. St. Peter Street in New Iberia, and again from 9:00 until 11:00 AM Saturday at the Church of the Ascension in Lafayette.

Bishop Henton was born July 5, 1925 in Danbury, NE, one of eight children born to Burr M. and Vaire Godown Henton. He died, Wednesday, February 16, 2006 at Iberia Medical Center in New Iberia.

Bishop Henton grew up on his family's homestead in southwestern Nebraska. Upon graduation from Danbury High School, he enlisted in the infantry, serving in World War II, surviving the Battle of Okinawa, and receiving the Bronze Star. Returning to college on the GI Bill, he earned a BA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Responding to a call to ordained ministry, he moved to New York City to study at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. He graduated from General with the Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in 1952. In 1972, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology from General. He was also the recipient of the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of the South (Sewanee) in 1972.
During his time at General, Bishop Henton met his future wife, Martha Somerville Bishop. They were married on June 7, 1952, and left together almost immediately for mission work in the Mountain Province of the Philippines. Bishop Henton was ordained an Episcopal priest on the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, March 7,1953 by Suffragan Bishop Lyman Ogilby of the Philippines. From 1952 to 1956 he served at St. Benedict's Mission and at Easter School in Besao, Mountain Province in the Philippines.

Returning to the United States, he served briefly as Curate of St. Luke in the Fields Episcopal Church in Greenwich Village before being called to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Mansfield, LA, where he served from 1958 to 1961. From 1961 to 1964, he was rector of St. Augustine's in Baton Rouge. From 1964 to 1971 he served as Archdeacon for Christian Education for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana.

Bishop Henton was elected Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Northwest Texas in 1971 and was consecrated on the Feast of St. Barnabas, June 11, 1971 by the Rt. Rev. John Maury Allin, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. He served in Northwest Texas until 1980, when he was elected First Bishop of the new Diocese of Western Louisiana, becoming the first diocesan bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church to be translated (transferred) from one diocese to another.

Upon retirement in 1990, the Hentons moved to New Iberia, where they enjoyed sporting events at the Episcopal School of Acadiana (ESA), life at the Church of the Epiphany, and entertaining friends in their home. They also traveled extensively. Bishop Henton remained active in retirement, supplying for vacationing clergy, filling in during vacancies, and volunteering at ESA.

Bishop Henton was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-three years, Martha Somerville Bishop Henton, who died December 21, 2005.

He is survived by his son, David V. Henton, p/BSG; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Delmar Henton, Bob and Delores Henton of McCook, NE and Garnet and Dorothy Henton of McCook, NE; by his sister-in-law, Vasser Bishop of Oxford, MS; by his brother-in-law, Dr. M.B. Howorth of Oxford, MS and by numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to: the incredible compassionate caregivers who have cared so diligently for the Hentons over the past two year: Maggie Benoit, Dianne Wells, Janice Carter, Della Day, Diane Evans, Jenna Harrison, Bobby D. Johnson, and Marion LaTigue; Dr. Robert Hankenhof and his staff at Iberia Family Care; and Father Mark McDonald, Deacon Diane Moore, and the people of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in New Iberia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: the Henton Scholarship Fund at the Episcopal School of Acadiana, P.O. Box 380, Cade, LA, 70519; the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, 175 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011; or The Rev. Augusto M. Cunning (for the Episcopal Schools of the Mountain Province), Kin-iway, Besao, Mountain Province 2618 Philipines.Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of the arrangements.

JOHN T. WINTERS
Hixson Funeral Home - Alexandria, LA

Funeral services celebrating the life of John T. Winters will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 18, 2006, at First Baptist Church, Pineville, with Dr. Gary Baldwin, Reverend Darryl Hoychick, Dr. Leon Hyatt and Cal Jones officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 18, 2006, with Reverend David Martin officiating. Interment will be in Farmerville City Cemetery, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Pineville.

Mr. Winters, 79, of Pineville, died, Wednesday, February 15, 2006, in Healthsouth Riverside Hospital, Alexandria.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Pineville and was the Director of Baptist Men & Boys with the Louisiana Baptist Convention for twenty-six years and prior to that with the Billy Graham Worldwide Ministries.
Mr. Winters is preceded in death by his parents, William Earnest and Bessee Keesee Winters and his siblings, Claude Eugene Winters, Amy Winters Seale, June Winters Chapman, Nova Moss Winters and Freddy Willard Winters.

John T. Winters leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of thirty-nine and one half years, Mazie Roan Winters of Pineville; his children, Rikki Roan Black and wife Susan Allen Black of Ruston and Tereza Black Kean and husband Richard Gordon Kean of Baton Rouge; his grandchildren, David Roan Black, Nick Lee and Daniel Lee all of Ruston, Mikey Lee of Denver, CO, R. Chauvin Kean and Camille Kean both of Baton Rouge; his siblings, William Paul Winters and wife Sue, Ollie Grayson Winters and wife Dorothy and Edith Winters Tramel and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gene Jones, Tim Stafford, Cal Jones, Clarence Philip, Bobby Tullos, Jan Tullos and George Williams. The family asks that friends call after 5:00 until 8:00 PM today at Hixson Brothers, Pineville and after 9:00 AM until time of service Saturday, at the First Baptist Church, Pineville. To extend online condolences to the Winters family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

Marie Armstrong, 81
Marie Armstrong of Monroe, a retired school crossing guard, died Saturday. Services are noon Saturday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Adile Cemetery, near Mangham.

Mildred Arnold, 87
WINNSBORO — Mildred Arnold, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Holly Grove Cemetery, Wisner.

Davis 'Calvin' Arrant, 68
Davis "Calvin" Arrant of West Monroe, a boilermaker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Webb Cemetery, West Monroe.

John 'Johnny' Carter, 72
John A. "Johnny" Carter of West Monroe, retired owner and operator of Carter Camping Center, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Ednarene A. Clayton, 72
RUSTON — Ednarene Anding Clayton, a registered nurse, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Countyline Baptist Church, Ruston. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery, Ruston.

David Lane Crews, 90
FERRIDAY — David Lane Crews, retired from Concordia Parish School Board and owner of Crews Refrigeration, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.

Jacob Fields, 95
Jacob Fields of Monroe, a farmer, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Mildred Jackson Harris, 76
BASTROP — Mildred Jackson Harris, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday until service
time at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.

Christian D. Jones, infant
WISNER — Christian D. Jones, the infant son of Tracy Jones and Christopher Young, died Monday. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Locust Hill Cemetery, Extension. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

S'Niyah A. Mack, infant
S'Niyah Arlecia Mack of West Monroe, the infant daughter of Racquell and J. Markeius Mack, died Thursday. Graveside services are 9 a.m. today at Powell Street Extension Cemetery, Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Lena Mae Redmond, 62
CHICAGO, Ill. — Lena Mae Redmond, formerly of Monroe, a warehouse supervisor, died Saturday. Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at True Vine Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Edward Reese, 53
Edward Reese of Monroe, a beautification employee with the city of Monroe, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Wednesday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Powell Street Extension Cemetery.

Katie Sanders, 40
JACKSON, Miss. — Katie Sanders, a homemaker formerly of Monroe, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Job Hill Cemetery near Alto.

Charles Flower Stubbs, 92
Charles Flower Stubbs of Monroe, a retired consulting engineer, died Monday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. today at Old City Cemetery, Monroe. Visitation is 9-10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Dorothy Wilkerson, 66
BASTROP — Dorothy Wilkerson, retired from Morehouse General Hospital, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church, Bastrop. Burial will be at Beekman Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Previously Acknowledged
Coleman, Louise Marie: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Davis, Minnie Eva: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Alexandria No. 2 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.
Edwards, Gloria Dean Ross: 1 p.m. Monday, St. Paul Baptist Church, Monroe.
Hill, Katie: 1 p.m. Saturday, Blooming Shade Baptist Church, Kilbourne.
Hunter, Shunikle M.: 2 p.m. Saturday, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Rayville.
Jackson, Estelle Faye: 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul Baptist Church, Columbia.
Jackson, Mary Stella: 2 p.m. Saturday, Greater Realness Church, West Monroe.
James, Adell Jesse: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Joe A.M.E. Church, Bonita.
Kelley, David: 2 p.m. Saturday, King Solomon Baptist Church, Monroe.
Nino, Patricio B.: 10 a.m. today, Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.
Osborne, Artivelt: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Rest Baptist Church, Quitman.
Payne, Clifford: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul Baptist Church, Columbia.
Ratcliff Sr., Ben C.: 10 a.m. today, Antioch Baptist Church, Rayville.
Smith, Vergia M.: noon Saturday, First Baptist Church, Rayville.
Washington, Robert: 11 a.m. today, Pleasant Star Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Wilhite, Olive Faye: 1 p.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Saturday - February 18, 2006

MR. STEVE BAKER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Steve Baker, 50, of West Monroe, LA will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2006 at Pentecostals of The Twin Cities Church in West Monroe. Officiating will be Pastor Mark Foster. Interment will follow at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Mr. Baker was born September 29, 1955 and passed away February 16, 2006 following a brief battle with ALS Disease.

Mr. Baker was a manager of Advance Auto Parts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Laverne Baker.
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife: Gail Baker; daughters: Brandy Baker and Crissy Baker; grandson: Kaden; brother: Donnie Baker; sisters: Veda Baker, Kelley Reno and husband, Gary, Shelley Henderson and husband, Roger and Sherrill Williams and husband, Steve and numerous nieces, nephews, special friends Paul and Stacey Spires and family, life time friend Larry Coon and numerous other friends of the family.

Pallbearers will be Larry Coon, Allen Custard, Justin Rawls, Paul Spires, Ron Traxler and Paul Parks. Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Broadway, Brent Watson and Jared Walker.

Special thanks to Judy Palmer, Rochelle and Patient's Choice Hospice. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

MRS. EVELYN BARKLEY
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Barkley will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2006 in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Officiating will be Rev. David Barkley. Interment will be at Mount Ararat Cemetery in Downsville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Mrs. Barkley was born on September 21, 1919 at Downsville, LA and passed away on February 16, 2006 in the Point Community.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Martha Day and Grover Cleveland Simpson; husband: Ruffie Barkley; sister: Thelma Simpson Taylor; brothers: Clois Byron Simpson and John Edward Simpson; nephew: Albert Earl Simpson and infant great grandson: Joseph Ales, II.
Survivors are her sons and daughter-in-laws: Don E. and Wanda Barkley of West Monroe, LA and Prentice R. and Wanda Barkley of Downsville, LA; grandchildren: Pamela and Tony Burkett of Scottsboro, AL, Ramona and Joe Ales of Eros, LA, Major Craig Alan Barkley of Fort Leavenworth, KS, Laura Marie Barkley of Nashville, TN and Christopher Michael Barkley of Hollister, MO; great grandchildren: Elizabeth Ales, Ashley Ales, Arlena Ales all of Eros, Emily Burkett and Erik Burkett of Scottsboro, AL and Savanna arkley of Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Pallbearers will be friends and family members.

Visitation will be 5:00 until 9:00 PM, Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

MRS. MARY FORE BUCKNER BURLINGHAM
Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Fore Buckner Burlingham, 89, will be held on, Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 1:00 PM at the Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, MS.

JOHN A. "JOHNNY" CARTER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mr. John A. "Johnny" Carter, 72, of West Monroe, LA will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Cheniere Baptist Church, West Monroe, LA. Interment will be at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens, West Monroe, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Robert "Bodie" Spicer, Rev. Jim Garlington and Rev. Larry Linson under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Mr. Carter was born June 13, 1933 and passed away February 16, 2006.

Mr. Carter was owner and operator of Carter's Camping Center in West Monroe, LA. He was a member of Cheniere Baptist Church, West Monroe, LA. Mr. Carter was on the Board of Commissioners at Glenwood Hospital for twenty-seven years, he served twelve years on the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, and was a school bus driver for thirty-seven years for Ouachita Parish. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife: Martha Frances Carter of West Monroe, LA; sons: John A. Carter, Jr. of West Monroe, LA and James "Greg" Carter and wife, Robbie of Birmingham, AL; daughter: Holley A. Carter of West Monroe, LA; grandson: Jonathan D. Carter and fiancé, Joni Davidson of West Monroe, LA; granddaughter: Jessica Reeves and husband, Justin of Birmingham, AL; great grandson: Nathaniel Reeves of Birmingham, AL; brothers: Howard Carter and wife, Ruth of New Orleans, LA and Roland Carter and wife, Sue of West Monroe, LA; sister-in-law: Mary Jean Carter and the late Roy Carter of West Monroe, LA and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Deacons and Men of Cheniere Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 PM until service time at the church.

BILLY MAX ROBERSON
Edmonds Funeral Home - Jonesboro, LA
Funeral services for Billy Max Roberson, age 75, of Quitman, LA will be held on, Sunday, February 19, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Lenvil Arrington, Rev. David Walsworth and Rev. Chris Lowe. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive West Cemetery in Quitman, LA.

Mr. Roberson was born on May 5, 1930 in Sharon, LA and passed away, Thursday, February 16, 2006 in Ruston, LA.Mr. Roberson joined the Jonesboro-Hodge Lions Club in December 1986, were he served on the Board of Directors numerous times. He also served as 2nd Vice President from 1988-1989, and 1st Vice President from 1989-1990, and served as President twice from 1990-1993. Mr. Roberson received the Distinguished Lion award in 1996, Lion of the Year twice, and the highest award a Lion canreceive, the Melvin Jones Fellowship in 2005. He was the past President of the Jackson Parish Church Softball League, and past President of the North Hodge Fire District. He was also a church and Sunday School Superintendent. Mr. Roberson was an avid gun collector, and was very involved in the community and many different activities. Along with his wife Maxine and her family Mr. Roberson owned and operated Pine Hill Nursing Home for almost thirty-eight years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Eye Foundation, Lions Eye Bank, or the Lions Crippled Children's Camp.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Roberson of Quitman, LA; two daughters, Annette Lowe and husband, Lonnie of Quitman, LA and Pam Masters and husband, John of Jonesboro, LA; one sister, Eva Colvin and husband, Leon of Monroe, LA; two brothers, Ruel GeneRoberson and wife, Betty of Dubach, LA and Robert Roberson and wife, Joann of Ruston, LA; six grandchildren, Shane Chretien and wife, Shelley of Downsville, LA, Ashley Gilbert and husband, LaDon of Quitman, LA, Chris Lowe of Quitman, LA, Matt Lowe of Quitman, LA, Haley Staples and husband, Hank of Weston, LA and Benjamin Masters of Jonesboro, LA and two great grandchildren, Zack Gilbert and Cassie Chretien.

Pallbearers will be Robby Roberson, Mike Colvin, Devery Rowland, Johnny Carmichael, Tim Strauff, Connie Farrar and David Harville.

Honorary pallbearers will be the former members of Welcome Home Church softball league. The Lions Club members will serve as honorary guests.

Visitation will be on, Saturday, February 18, 2006 from 3:00 Pm until 9:00 PM at Edmonds Funeral Home.

MR. DONALD E. STEWART
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Rd. Monroe, LA

Service for Mr. Donald E. Stewart, 84, of Monroe, LA, will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe with Rev. John K. Langham officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Stewart died on February 17, 2006, at St. Francis North Hospital. He was a member of Graceminster Presbyterian Church and the Auxiliary at St. Francis North Hospital formerly North Monroe Hospital. Mr. Stewart was also an Army Veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his longtime friend and loving companion, Alice Davis; son, Pat Stewart and wife Kathy and grandchildren, Brian Stewart and wife, Brandy and Amy Stewart.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Rose Marie Anthony, 50
MER ROUGE — Rose Marie Anthony, a licensed practical nurse, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Mer Rouge Cemetery.

Donnie G. Brunson, 64
JONESBORO — Donnie G. Brunson, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be in Gayla Traina Cemetery, Jonesboro.

John 'Johnny' Carter, 72
John A. 'Johnny' Carter of West Monroe, retired owner and operator of Carter Camping Center, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Cheniere Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 1 p.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Larry D. Culpepper Sr., 56
BASTROP — Larry Dale Culpepper Sr., an employee with International Paper, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Faith Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Routh Dowdy, 77
JONESVILLE — Routh Dowdy, a gin manager at Catahoula Gin, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, Jonesville. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Burial will be in Harrisonburg Cemetery.

Sue Blount Greer, 89
Sue Blount Greer of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Memorial services are 1 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Jeney Jackson Jr., 87
Jeney Jackson Jr. of West Monroe, a retired laborer, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Ruth Johnson, 72
TALLULAH — Ruth Johnson died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Jeney Jackson Jr., 87
Jeney Jackson Jr. of West Monroe, a retired laborer, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Ruth Johnson, 72
TALLULAH — Ruth Johnson died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Ronald W. Petagna, 73
Ronald W. Petagna of Monroe died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.

Rev. Marcy E. Pollard, 70
CARTHAGE, Texas — The Rev. Marcy Ellen Pollard, a minister, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Carthage. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Jimerson-Lipsey
Funeral Home, Carthage. Burial will be at Oddfellows Cemetery.

Billy Max Roberson, 75
QUITMAN — Billy Max Roberson died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Olive West
Cemetery, Bienville.

Mark G. Smith, 43
Mark G. Smith of Monroe, a car salesman, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Gustene Turner, 82
Gustene Turner of Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

William F. Williams Jr., 70
LIDDIEVILLE — William F. Williams Jr., retired from the U.S. Air Force, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ogden Cemetery.

Previously Acknowledged
Armstrong, Marie: noon today, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Arnold, Mildred: 10:30 a.m. today, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Clayton, Ednarene Anding: 11 a.m. today, Countyline Baptist Church, Ruston.
Coleman, Louise Marie: 11 a.m. today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Crews, David Lane: 10 a.m. today, Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Davis, Minnie Eva: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Alexandria No. 2 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.
Edwards, Gloria Dean Ross: 1 p.m. Monday, St. Paul Baptist Church, Monroe.
Fields, Jacob: 11 a.m. Monday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Harris, Mildred Jackson: 11 a.m. today, St. John Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Hill, Katie: 1 p.m. today, Blooming Shade Baptist Church, Kilbourne.
Hunter, Shunikle M.: 2 p.m. today, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Rayville.
Jackson, Estelle Faye: 2 p.m. today, St. Paul Baptist Church, Columbia.
Jackson, Mary Stella: 2 p.m. today, Greater Realness Church, West Monroe.
James, Adell Jesse: 1 p.m. today, St. Joe A.M.E. Church, Bonita.
Jones, Christian D.: 1 p.m. today, Locust Hill Cemetery, Extension.
Kelley, David: 2 p.m. today, King Solomon Baptist Church, Monroe.
Osborne, Artivelt: 11 a.m. today, St. Rest Baptist Church, Quitman.
Payne, Clifford: 11 a.m. today, St. Paul Baptist Church, Columbia.
Redmond, Lena Mae: 3 p.m. today, True Vine Baptist Church, Monroe.
Reese, Edward: 1 p.m. Thursday, Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe.
Sanders, Katie: 1 p.m. Thursday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Smith, Vergia M.: noon today, First Baptist Church, Rayville.

Sunday - February 19, 2006

HENRY "HACK" GRIFFIN
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Rayville, LA

Services for Mr. Henry "Hack" Griffin, 88, of Start, LA will be 11:00 AM on Monday, February 20, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel in Rayville, LA with Rev. Carroll Johnson officiating. Interment will be 2:00 PM in Salem Cemetery in Vienna, North of Ruston, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Rayville, LA.

Mr. Griffin was a Charter member of Crew Lake United Methodist Church at Start of which he served as a Stewart and Treasure along with many other positions over the years. A retired Cotton Farmer he was born July 23, 1917 at Crew Lake and passed away February 18, 2006 in Rayville, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth A. Griffin and Sallie Clausen Griffin; a sister, Louise Cole and his wife Vada Cole Griffin.

He is survived by a sister, Evelyn Gable of Rayville, LA and several nieces and nephews along with great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Andy Gable, Rhett Gable, Winston Gable, Mark Cole, Jackie Lee Henry and Leonard Sullivan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Crew Lake United Methodist Church or Charity of Choice. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

MR. EDWARD K. PHILLEY, SR.
Cox Funeral Home - Oak Grove, LA

Funeral services for Edward K. Philley, Sr., age 82, of Mer Rouge, LA and formerly of Oak Grove, LA will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 20, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Oak Grove. Reverends L.H. McCullough, Paul Ninemire and Carl Gulde will officiate. Burial will follow in the Kilbourne Cemetery in Kilbourne, LA. Services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Oak Grove.

Mr. Philley died Friday, February 17, 2006 at St. Francis North Hospital in Monroe, LA.Mr. Philley was retired from a long and successful career in the automobile business. His only hobby was his job, meeting the public, making them smile and selling them a car or truck. Edward "Snooks" Philley began his career as a farm equipment salesman for Scott Truck & Tractor in Rayville, LA until 1955 when he and his family moved to Oak Grove, LA. He continued in the automobile business in Oak Grove and later in Bastrop, LA until his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oak Grove and the Oak Grove Masonic Lodge #284 F.&A.M.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harley Edward Philley and MaBell White Philley.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Ilene Fleming Philley of Mer Rouge, LA; two sons, Lannie B. Philley and wife, Margaret Tracey of Mer Rouge, LA and Edward K. Philley, Jr., of Phoenix, AZ; one daughter, Lu Ann Carroll and husband, Mike of Tyler, TX; five granddaughters, Sara Frances Philley of Ruston, LA, Laura Lee and husband, Kevin of Round Rock, TX, Kelly Blair and husband, Mark of Tomball, TX, Victoria Philley of Azle, TX and Maggie Carroll of Grapevine, TX; six grandsons, Ben Philley of Monticello, AR, Edward K. Philley III of Tulsa, OK, Parker Carroll of Grapevine, TX, Peyton Carroll of Grapevine, TX, Christopher Davis of Mer Rouge and Shelton Davis of Mer Rouge; brother, John Philley and wife, Nippy of Oak Grove; sister, Harlene Mariola and husband, Bob of Santa Cruz, CA and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are: Andy Anderson, James Breedlove, Donnie Dosher, Nick Hamilton, Billy Landrum and Jim Taylor.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, February 19, 2006 between the hours of 2:00 to 6:00 PM at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove. To leave a message of condolence to the family visit www.coxfuneral.com.

MARK GREGORY SMITH
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe

Funeral services for Mr. Mark Gregory "The Mexican" Smith, 43, of Monroe, will be at 10:00 AM Monday, February 20, 2006, at St. Matthew Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Puthuppally and Father Robert Inzina officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Mr. Smith passed away Friday, February 17, 2006. He was employed by Sparks Nissan in Monroe, LA. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maria Romo Gonzales.

Survivors include his parents, Elmo and Carmen Smith of Monroe, LA; sisters, Mary Anne Smith Sandiford and husband, Floyd of West Monroe, LA, Veronica Smith Taylor and husband, Keith, of Monroe, LA, and Monica Smith Cook and husband, George of Baton Rouge, LA; brothers, Andy Smith of Houston, TX and Chris Smith of Monroe, LA; grandfather, Salvadore Gonzales, Sr. of Monroe, LA and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Keith and Josh Taylor, Brett, Austin, and George Cook, Floyd and Nathan Sandiford, and Garland Hendricks III.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a vigil wake at 6:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

ARTIE LUCILLE WALSWORTH
Edmonds Funeral Home - Jonesboro, LA

Graveside services for Artie Lucille Walsworth, age 88, of Jonesboro, LA will be on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 11:00 AM at McDonald Baptist Church Cemetery in Jonesboro, LA. Dr. Matthew Wohlfarth will be officiating. Interment will follow in McDonald Cemetery in Jonesboro, LA under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

She was born on February 24, 1917 in Dodson, LA and passed away on Friday, February 17, 2006 in Jackson Parish Hospital. She was a retired bag tender.

Survived by her is one son, Arvel Ray Walsworth of Jonesboro, LA; three sisters, Billie Gates of Monroe, LA, Lois Baugh of Monroe, LA and Mary Nell Putch of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Jerry Gates of West Monroe, LA; three grandchildren, Ray Walsworth and wife, Wanda of Jonesboro, LA, Suzanne Brown and husband, Andy of Jonesboro, LA and Jamie Walsworth and wife, Sarah of Ruston, LA and five great-grandchildren, Christopher Walsworth, Blake Walsworth, Andrew Brown, Cooper Walsworth and Davis Walsworth.
Pallbearers will be Ray Walsworth, Christopher Walsworth, Blake Walsworth, Jamie Walsworth, Andy Brown, Jerry Gates and Clifford Baugh. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 19, 2006 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Edmonds Funeral Home.

STEVEN S. BAKER, 50
Steven Samuel Baker of West Monroe, an auto parts manager, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Pentecostals of the Twin Cities. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

EVELYN BARKLEY, 86
DOWNSVILLE - Evelyn Barkley, a private sitter, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Mount Ararat Cemetery.

BRANDY GAYLE BEARD, 25
RAYVILLE - Brandy Gayle Beard, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

JANICE BROWN, 77
QUITMAN - Janice Brown, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Sweetwater Baptist Church, Quitman. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

FRANKIE COCHRAN, 75
LAKE PROVIDENCE - Frankie Cochran, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are at noon on Monday at Brannum Funeral Home. Visitation is 9 a.m. Monday until time for the services. Burial will be in Gaither Memorial Cemetery, Lake Providence.

PAUL GULLETTE, 84
Paul Gullette of Monroe, an auto mechanic, died Friday. Services will be 11 a.m. at Richardson Funeral Home Chapel, Monroe. Burial will be at Ouachita City Cemetery near Sterlington under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe.

FRANCES HAWES, 80
Frances Hawes of West Monroe, a retired anesthesiologist, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Kilpatrick funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 5 - 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery.

DOUGLAS A JOHNSON, 74
Douglas A. Johnson of Monroe, enforcement officer with the Louisiana State Plumbing Board, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at North Monroe Baptist Church. Visitation is 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

JESSE ELISON MAGEE JR., 70
LAKE PROVIDENCE - Jesse Elison Magee Jr., a retired educator and businessman, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James A.M.E. Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 1 - 6 p.m.Tuesday at Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial Will be in Rose Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Magnolia, Miss.

WALTER MCDOUGLE SR., 83
WINNSBORO - Walter McDougle Sr., a pipeliner and farmer, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

RONALD W. PETAGNA, 73
Ronald W. Petagna of Monroe, died Friday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday at Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.

EARL W. PETERSON, 90
OAK GROVE - Earl Peterson, a farmer, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Red Wing Cemetery, Oak Grove.

EDWARD PHILLEY SR., 82
MER ROUGE - Edward K. Philley Sr., an automobile salesman, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Oak Grove. Visitation is 2 - 6 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Burial will be in Kilbourne Cemetery.

GLENDA ROGERS, INFANT
TALLULAH - Glenda Rogers, infant daughter of Glenda Riley and Marvin Rogers, died Feb. 11. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Monday at New Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

CHRISTOPHER SPEARMAN, 37
Christopher Spearman of Monroe, a laborer, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence.

MATTHEW E. STEPHAN III, 50
Matthew E. Stephan III of West Monroe, a carpenter, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

DONALD E. STEWART, 84
Donald E. Stewart of Monroe, retired from Olinkraft, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

MARGIE THOMPSON, 83
VICKSBURG, Miss. - Margie Faulks Thompson, retired from the Mississippi Department of Human Services, died Friday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson, under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Monday - February 20, 2006
MRS. ALLINE H. FONTANA Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Funeral services for Mrs. Alline H. "Gna-Gna" Fontana, 90, of Monroe will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 21, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. Joseph Puthuppallyofficiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Mrs. Fontana was born March 5, 1915, in Monroe, LA and passed away at her home February 19, 2006, in Monroe. She and her husband, Tom Fontana, werethe founders of the long established Mohawk Tavern Seafood Restaurant. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ollie Henry; husband, Thomas J. Fontana; sisters, Gurthie Frantom, Johnnie Cannon, and Eva Hendrix and brother, Hilton Henry.

Mrs. Fontana is survived by her daughter, Joan F. Norman; granddaughter, Ann Norman; grandson, Richard "D." Norman, Jr. and wife, Donna; two great grandsons, Ben and Davey Norman and numerous nieces and nephews. We will miss her very much.
Pallbearers will be Richard Norman, Sr., Roy Gates, Michael Sampognaro, Edward Baker, Steve Paul Cannon, Wayne Petrus, Bill Petrus, Steve A. Cannon, Billy Frantom, and Greg A. Bimle.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Mohawk Tavern Seafood in Monroe. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM. A vigil wake service will be at 6:30 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A special thank you to Dr. Cindy Bimle for her dedication, love, and support.

MRS. FRANCES BURSON HAWES
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Burson Hawes, 80, of West Monroe, LA will be 10:00 AM, Monday, February 20, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Mark Fenn. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Mrs. Hawes was born June 2, 1925 and passed away February 18, 2006 following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Hawes was a retired Nurse Anesthetist for Anesthesia Associates.

Mrs. Hawes is survived by her daughter Beth Hinton and husband, Jacky of Monroe; sister, Billie B. Davis and husband, Billy of West Monroe; brother, Bobby W. Burson and wife, Virginia; nephews, John Davis, Wayne Burson and Joey Burson and nieces, Ruby Ortman and Julie Burson, all of Chicago, Il.
Pallbearers will be Jacky Hinton, Billy Davis, Bobby Stanley, Mike Eppinette, Todd Maxwell, and Jaime Smith

The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Hershel Harter, and Staff, Dr. John Hull and Staff, Jean Matthews, Susan McQuillen, and Wyona's Grooming for taking care of Rascal. Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 AM until service time at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

MR. DOUGLAS ARLIS JOHNSON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Rd. Monroe, LA

Service for Mr. Douglas Arlis Johnson, 74, of Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at North Monroe Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Dye and Rev. Warren Eckhardt officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd., Monroe. Mr. Johnson died on February 18, 2006, at his residence. Mr. Johnson attended North Monroe Baptist Church He was also a member of the Local 659 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union for over fifty years and the NRA for over forty years. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Johnson of Monroe, LA; three sons, Robert Johnson of West Monroe, LA, Jeffrey Johnson and Toby Johnson; grandson, Dutch Johnson; three granddaughters, Kelly Johnson, Amanda Johnson all of Haughton, LA and Brianna Huntsman of West Monroe, LA; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Janice King of El Dorado, AR and Victoria Gay of Bossier City, LA; two brothers, Charles Johnson of Houma, LA and Roland Johnson of Haughton, LA and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Presley Parks, Charles Johnson, William Richard, Frankie Miletello, Randal King, John David Freeman, Max Funderburk and Marcy Richards.

MR. WALTER E. MCDOUGLE
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA Services for Mr. Walter E. McDougle, Sr., age 83, of Winnsboro will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 20, 2006 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro, with Rev. Marion Collier and Rev. Bobby Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. McDougle, a retired dragline operator, farmer, and great all-around husband, father, friend, and neighbor passed away on February 18, 2006 at Richardson Medical Center in Rayville after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Ann McDougle; son, Jerry Miller; father, Archie McDougle and mother Martha McDougle.
Survivors include his daughter, Melissa Ezell and husband, Pete; sons, Walter McDougle, Jr. and wife, Barbara and David Lake and wife, Connie; sisters, Mittie Lou McCaa, Emily Meriwether, Alice Jackson, Rose Sikes, and husband, Clarence, all of Winnsboro, and Trudie Bratton and husband, Charles of West Monroe; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Ken Free, Howard Robinson, James Spence, Mark Whitney, Paul Shafer, and Jamie Slade. Honorary Pallbearers are Pete McCaa, Herman McCaa, Dock Pierce, Robert Fletcher, Jr., Junior Fletcher and Paul Canady. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until time of service, at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

MARIE FANNIE HALL STAFFORD Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe Funeral services for Marie Fannie Hall Stafford, 87, of Monroe, LA will be at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 21, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Reverend Cecil Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Stafford died February 18, 2006 in Tyler, TX at Hospice of East Texas. She resided the last three years in Oakbrook Healthcare Center, near Tyler, TX. She was a member of Sandel Drive Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. She was born July 30, 1918, in Dodson, LA to the late Joe and Fannie Hall. She was the youngest of ten siblings. She was a lifelong housewife and was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Stafford. Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Hatton and husband, Thomas L. of Tyler, TX; stepsons, Dave Grogan and wife, Paula of New Castle, OK, David Stafford and wife, Susan of Zachary, LA and Bobby Stafford and wife, Tammy of Jonesville, LA; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren and three sisters all of LA. Pallbearers are David Hatton, Larry Hornsby, Dave Grogan, Scott Hatton, David and Bobby Stafford. Honorary pallbearers are Thurman Conant, Troy Woodall and Earl Knotts. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701, or Sandel Drive Baptist Church, Monroe, LA.

Norma Averitt, 88

RUSTON — Norma Averitt, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Brandy Gayle Beard, 25

RAYVILLE — Brandy Gayle Beard, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Rayville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Start Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Matthew R. Barnes, 20

Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Barnes of West Monroe died Tuesday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Dorothy June Duckett, 81

COLUMBIA — Dorothy June Duckett, a retired liaison counselor for University Veterans, died Saturday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Edward Lavone Ferris, 74

WINNSBORO — Edward Lavone Ferris, retired from Central Louisiana Electric Co., died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Rusty Greer, 49

STERLINGTON — Rusty Greer, a truck driver, died Saturday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Henry ‘Hack’ Griffin, 88

START — Henry “Hack” Griffin, a farmer, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Vienna. Frances Hawes, 80

Frances Hawes, an anesthesiologist of West Monroe, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery. Gladys Holloway, 81

HARRISONBURG — Gladys Holloway died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home, Jonesville. Walter McDougle Sr., 83

WINNSBORO — Walter McDougle Sr., a retired dragline operator and farmer, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service at the funeral home. Mark Gregory Smith, 43

Mark Gregory Smith, of Monroe, a car salesman, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. today at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Monroe. A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Previously acknowledged

Brown, Janice: 2 p.m. today, Sweetwater Baptist Church, Quitman.

Cochran, Frankie: noon today, Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence.

Davis, Minnie Eva: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Alexandria No. 2 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.

Edwards, Gloria Dean Ross: 1 p.m. today, St. Paul Baptist Church, Monroe.

Fields, Jacob: 11 a.m. today, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Hawes, Frances: 10 a.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Johnson, Douglas A.: 2 p.m. Tuesday, North Monroe Baptist Church.

Magee, Jesse Elison Jr.: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. James A.M.E. Church, Lake Providence.

Petagna, Ronald W.: 11 a.m. today, Riverview Cemetery, Monroe.

Peterson, Earl: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Philley, Edward Sr.: 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Oak Grove.

Pollard, The Rev. Marcy Ellen: 11 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Carthage, Texas.

Reese, Edward: 1 p.m. Thursday, Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe.

Rogers, Glenda Lavon: 1 p.m. today, New Oakwood Cemetery, Tallulah.

Sanders, Katie: 1 p.m. Thursday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Walsworth, Artie Lucille: 11 a.m. today, McDonald Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesboro.

NORMA VIRGINIA BAGWELL AVERITTE
Farrar Funeral HomeFarmerville, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Virginia Bagwell Averitte, 88, of Downsville will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at the Holmesville Baptist Church in Downsville with Bro. Dwayne Monk and Bro. Jerry Whitman officiating. Burial will be in the Holmesville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.

Mrs. Averitte, a homemaker, died, Sunday, February 19, 2006.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Grady Averitte; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Survivors include five daughters, Bertha Green of Rayville, LA, Pat Holloway and husband, Ron of Downsville, LA, LaRuth Jones of Magnolia, TX, Carolyn Sue Borden and husband, Charles of Rayville, LA and Lynn Spurlock and husband, Paul of Choudrant, LA; one son, Jimmy N. Averitte and wife, Patricia of Hallsville, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Leola Pardue of Downsville, LA andMrs. Marvel Busby of Bernice, LA; twenty grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; fourteen great great grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Holloway, Gary Spurlock, Tony Averitte, Scottie Jones, Ben Book and Jr. Moore.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.

Friends may send condolences to the family via our website at: www.farrarfh.com.

DOROTHY JUNE DUCKETT
Riser Funeral Home

Columbia, LA

Services for Dorothy June Duckett, age 81, of Columbia will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Don DeLukie and Bob McIlwain officiating. Interment will follow in the Columbia Hill Cemetery.



Mrs. Duckett was born June 28, 1924 in New Orleans to the union of John and Cocetta Foto VonHaven and died, Saturday, February 18, 2006 at his residence in Columbia.

She was a legal secretary and had worked in years past at St. Mary's Training School, the Columbia State School and for the past twenty years was employed as the liaison counselor to the University Veterans at ULM. She was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ellis L. Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin R. Duckett, Sr. of Columbia; her sons, Douglas E. Smith of Columbia and Dr. Bryan E. Smith and his wife, Dr. Cathy Smith of Texarkana, TX; her step sons, Rick Duckett and his wife, Jenny of Grayson and Marlon Duckett and his wife, Linda of Alamogordo, NM; her grandchildren, Caitlyn Smith, Ariel Smith, Lee Duckett, Joseph Duckett and Christopher Trujillo and her great granddaughter, Angel Trujillo.

Pallbearers will be Jim Rowland, Earl Rowland, Mike Masoner, Ronnie Sanders, Lee Duckett and Joseph Duckett.

W.C. KIRK, SR.
Riser Funeral Home

Columbia, LA

Services for W.C. Kirk, Sr., age 91, of Columbia will be held, Wednesday at 2:00 PM, February 22, 2006 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Cecil Gregory and Rev. Jimmy Goodman officiating. Interment with Masonic rites will follow in the Welcome Home Cemetery at Grayson.



Mr. Kirk was born in Chedister, AR on September 30, 1914 to the union of Monroe and Rosie Gillespie Kirk and died Sunday, February 19, 2006 at the Plantation Manor Nursing Center in Winnsboro.

He was a long time resident of Columbia, a member of the Columbia Chapter #164 Masonic Lodge and a member of the Columbia Chapter of the Eastern Star. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Columbia.
He retired form Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development as Administrative Assistant for District 58, located in Chase, LA after twenty years of service.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a preceded in death by his wife of sixty-four years, Edythe Joshie Tarver Kirk.

Survivors include his daughter, Regina Edythe Franklin and son-in-law, Raymond Franklin of Columbia; his son, W.C. Kirk, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Ruth Newsom Kirk of Baker, LA; his grandchildren, Charles Franklin and Debbie Volentine both of Columbia, Raymond Franklin of Monroe, Kelly Kirk Johnson of Bastrop and Randall Kirk of Central, LA; his great grandchildren, Tasha Franklin, Casey Franklin, Dustin Volentine and Logan Volentine all of Columbia, Michael Johnson of Bastrop, Angel Kirk and Damien Kirk both of Central, LA and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbeaers will be Charles Franklin, Hershel Volentine, Raymond Franklin, II, Charles Braddock, Russ Roberts and Charles Thompson.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of services at Riser Funeral Home, 7131 Hwy 165, Columbia.

MRS. FLOSSIE BOSELY POWELL
Mulhearn Funeral Home

West Monroe, LA

Graveside services for Mrs. Flossie Bosely Powell, 94, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, LA with Don DeLukie officiating, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.



Mrs. Powell died February 20, 2006 at the Landmark Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Bosely and her son, Fred Bosely.
Survivors incluse her son, Charles W. Bosely and his wife, Leta; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:30 PM Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home.

Claud Atkins, 58

PETERSBURG, Va. — Claud Atkins, formerly of Newellton, retired military, died Feb. 15. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke Baptist Church, Newellton. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Newellton, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Bobby Lee Black Sr., 68

NEWELLTON — Bobby Lee Black Sr., a retired general manager for Hunt's Lumber Company Sawmill, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Newellton. Burial will be at Legion Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah.
Minnie Eva Davis, 90



BASTROP — Minnie Eva Davis, formerly of Oak Ridge, a laborer, died Feb. 13. Services are 11 a.m. today at Alexandria No. 2 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Burial will be at Jerusalem Cemetery, Mer Rouge, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Dorothy June Duckett, 81

COLUMBIA — Dorothy June Duckett, a retired liaison counselor for University Veterans at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Burial will be at Columbia Hill Cemetery.
Edwin J. Dupont, 80

RAYVILLE — Edwin J. Dupont, owner and operator of Dupont Jewelry in Rayville, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rayville. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.
Marjorie Mae Elrod, 81

WINNSBORO — Marjorie Mae Elrod, a retired real estate agent, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Mae Taylor Esters, 79

OLLA — Mae Taylor Esters, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Olla.
Edward Lavone Ferris, 74

WINNSBORO — Edward Lavone Ferris, retired from Central Louisiana Electric Company, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Providence Memorial Cemetery, Winnsboro.
Alline H. Fontana, 90

Alline H. Fontana of Monroe, owner of the Mohawk Tavern Seafood, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Velma Garrett, 91

DAINGERFIELD, Texas — Velma Garrett, formerly of Jenkins, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Hughes Springs, Texas. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hughes Springs Cemetery.
Jessie Graham, 52

RAYVILLE — Jessie Graham, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Della Mae Hill, 93

TALLULAH — Della Mae Hill, a retired restaurant owner, died Monday. Private services are Wednesday at Silver Cross Cemetery, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah.
Emma G. Kennedy, 75

RAYVILLE — Emma G. Kennedy, a retired bookkeeper with Sims & Gundy Funeral Home, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Lawrence C. Kennedy, 90

BASTROP — Lawrence C. Kennedy, a retired farmer, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Star Baptist Church, Collinston. Burial will be at Trousdale Hill Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Fannie G. Kline, 71

TALLULAH — Fannie G. Kline, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Ruby Wilson Levy, 89

BASTROP — Ruby Wilson Levy, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.
Gerald W. Matthews, 53

LAKE PROVIDENCE — Gerald Wayne Matthews, a farmhand, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church, Monticello. Visitation is 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Herringville Cemetery, Monticello, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
De'Larrio Moss, infant

RUSTON — De'Larrio Moss died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 9 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.
Stanley Netherland, 57

Stanley Netherland of Monroe, a retired operator at Riverwood, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Evelyn L. Robinson, 93

CROWVILLE — Evelyn LeFevre "Granny" Robinson, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crowville Masonic Cemetery.
Carl Wesley Rouse Sr., 69

AMITE — Carl Wesley Rouse Sr., formerly of Holly Ridge, a farmer, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Rayville. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be at McKnight Cemetery, Holly Ridge, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Maudine Calvit Shores, 74

NEWELLTON — Maudine Calvit Shores, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Legion Memorial Cemetery, Newellton.
LaOuida J. Small, 57

GRAMBLING — LaOuida J. Small, an investigator, died Friday. Services are noon Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Grambling. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.
Marie F. Hall Stafford, 87

Marie Fannie Hall Stafford of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens.
Edward M. Stephan III, 50

Edward Matthew Stephan III of West Monroe, a carpenter, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Bennie Williams, 64

DUBACH — Bennie Williams, a machine operator, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Caldonia Williams, 72

BASTROP — Caldonia Williams, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Mer Rouge. Burial will be at Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Previously Acknowledged

Davis, Minnie Eva: 11 a.m. today, Alexandria No. 2 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.

Johnson, Douglas A.: 2 p.m. today, North Monroe Baptist Church.

Magee, Jesse Elison Jr.: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. James A.M.E. Church, Lake Providence.

Reese, Edward: 1 p.m. Thursday, Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe.

Sanders, Katie: 1 p.m. Thursday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

February 22, 2006 - Wednesday

LANCE CORPORAL MATTHEW RYAN BARNES United States Marine Corps West Monroe, LA - Kilpatrick Funeral Home Funeral services for Lance Corporal Matthew Ryan Barnes, 20, will be 2:00 PM, Friday, February 24, 2006 in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church of West Monroe, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Skip Dean and Rev. Rodney Sanders. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with full military honors under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Matthew was born in Monroe, LA on July 24, 1985, and was killed in combat on February 14, 2006, while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, H&S Company in Lieutenant Colonel J.D. Alford's personal security detail during Operation Enduring Freedom in Al Qa'im, Iraq. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather: Robert L. Barnes; maternal grandmother: Annie T. Fisher and uncle: James Merchant. Survivors are his parents: Rick and Connie Barnes; brother: Jonathan Barnes; sister: Kenda Barnes all of West Monroe; maternal grandfather: Malcolm Fisher of Vidalia, LA; paternal grandparents: Blondell and Ray Doolittle of West Monroe; aunts: Gaye and John Cooney of Vero Beach, FL, Anneda Merchant of Arlington, TX, Rita and George Dispenza of West Monroe, LA; cousins: David Merchant, Becky and Chris Stonecipher, Jeremy and Joel Dispenza, Savanna Ferguson and numerous special family members and friends. Matt was a lifelong resident of West Monroe and graduated from West Monroe High School in 2003. He played football for the Rebels and won All-District punter his Senior year. He attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe before enlisting in the Marine Corps. Matt had many hobbies which included power lifting and martial arts. He acquired the black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was also a devout member of Highland Baptist Church of West Monroe where he was a witness for the Lord. His life was a Christian testimony for others. Matt was a devoted son and loved his brother and sister very much. His memory will be treasured, and he will be deeply missed by many. Pallbearers will consist of two honor guards from the United States Marine Corps. Gunnery Sergeant Don Price, USMC Retired, will serve as honorary pallbearer. Memorials in Matt's name can be made to the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund at www.semperfifund.org. Visitation will be in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church of West Monroe from 5:00 until 9:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2006.


R. BOBBY LEE BLACK, SR. Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home - Tallulah, LA Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Lee Black, Sr., age 68, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 21, 2006, in the First Baptist Church in Newellton, LA with Rev. Don Thornton officiating. Burial will follow in the Legion Cemetery in Newellton under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home of Tallulah. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Monday, February 20, 2006 at the funeral home in Tallulah. Mr. Black died Sunday, February 19, 2006 in the Olive Branch Senior Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was born in Hanesville, LA and had lived in Tallulah for four years. He was a retired general manager of Hunt's Lumber Co. Sawmill. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Newellton. He was a member of the St. Joseph Masonic Lodge, a member of the Newellton Volunteer Fire Department and was a licensed pilot. Survivors includes his wife, Lily Trevillion Black of Tallulah, LA; two sons, Todd and wife, Carla Black of Tallulah, LA and Bobby L. Black and wife, Kim of Ruston, LA; one daughter, Donna and husband, Billy Powell of Sterlington, LA and six grandchildren. Mr. Black's nephews will serve as pallbearers, Danny Wallette, Tony Wallette, David Lee, Doug Lee, Mike Trevillion and William Black.

MELVIN "POP" BROOM Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Melvin "Pop" Broom, 89, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. Charles Wesley officiating. Interment will follow at Centerpoint Cemetery, West Monroe, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Mr. Broom was born March 18, 1916 in Jackson Parish and passed away February 21, 2006 in West Monroe. Mr. Broom was retired from Olinkraft with over thirty-seven years of service and served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Broom was an avid race fan, and at one time was owner of a Drag Racing Team with his family. He enjoyed gospel music, and was a supporter of the Travelers Quartet Gospel Group. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Mae Broom; grandchildren, Bridget Salter, Kevin Conville and an infant grandson. Mr. Broom is survived by five children, Gene E. Broom and wife, Joyce, Wanda Phillips, Jerry W. Broom and wife, Elaine, Judy Gates and husband Jerrel and Malvin M. Broom and wife, Linda; sister, Christine Cathey; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jeff Broom, Jarred Broom, Rickye Salter, Jerrel Gates, Jr., Randy Conville, and Kenneth Barnes. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

EDWIN JOHN DUPONT Brown-Holley Funeral Home - Rayville, LA Funeral services for Edwin John Dupont, age 80, will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 1:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rayville. Father Phillip Pazhayakari and Dr. Ernest Winburn will be officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 9:00 PM Tuesday, February 21, at Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville. A second visitation will be 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rayville, LA. Interment will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, LA under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville. Mr. Dupont affectionately known as "Ding" by his friends was born March 18, 1925 in Simmesport, LA and passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Blanche Dupont of Simmesport, LA; brother, Lee Dupont and wife, Marie of New Orleans, LA and sister, Corinne Chenevert and husband, Wilbert of Simmesport, LA. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sellers Dupont of Rayville; four sons, John Dupont and wife, Teri of Lafayette, Paul Dupont of Alexandria, James Dupont and wife, Patti and Stephen Dupont and wife, Kim all of Rayville; two brothers, Clayton Dupont and wife, Joyce of Fort Worth, TX and Irby Dupont and wife, Betty of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Florence Couvillion of Simmesport and Betty Stevenson and husband, Richard "Dickie" of Baton Rouge; thirteen grandchildren, DeAnna Millilo and husband, Anthony, Drew Dupont and wife, Virginia all of Greensboro, N.C., Jessica Dupont of Alexandria, Joshua, Seth, Christopher, and Anna Dupont, Allen, Brandon and Cara Dupont all of Rayville, Matthew, Brian and Hailey Dupont of Lafayette and three great-grandchildren, Sadie Dupont, Jacob Millilo, and Larkin Dupont all of Greensboro, N.C. He was a good husband, father, and grandfather. Mr. Dupont was a Watchmaker and Jeweler. He proudly owned Dupont Jewelers from 1952-2000. He loved his business and he appreciated all his customers. He proudly served in the US Army from June 1943 to October 1945. He was wounded after the Battle of the Bulge and is a Purple Heart recipient. As long as he was able, he was a very active member of the VFW and American Legion in Rayville. In 1954, he helped form the Rayville Boys Baseball League that is now the Rayville Dixie Youth Baseball Program. He served as Secretary Treasurer for approximately thirty years. He loved his church and served as usher for many years. Pallbearers will be his Grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Lamar Lane, J. L. Cook, Wendell Shoemaker, Ralph Cheek, and Andy Bradshaw. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rayville, LA or a charity of your choice.

MRS. MARJORIE MAE RUSSELL ELROD Young's Funeral Home - Jonesville, LA Funeral services for Marjorie Mae Russell Elrod, 81, will be held at Temple Baptist Church in Winnsboro at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, with Rev. Marion Collier, Dr. Bill Robertson and Rev. Bill Moon officiating. Interment will follow at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Elrod was born April 19, 1924, in Winnsboro, La., and died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at the home of her daughter, also in Winnsboro. Mrs. Elrod was a 1942 graduate of Winnsboro High School, where she was voted most athletic girl. She worked for many years in the fishing bait and lure business with her family, and was involved in a number of business activities, including retail sales, real estate and insurance. A charter member and past president of the Franklin Piecemakers Quilt Club, Mrs. Elrod was an active member of Temple Baptist Church for more than forty-five years, where she sang in the choir and served as a leader in Sunday School, Training Union and the Girl's Auxiliary. Mrs. Elrod loved the outdoors and cherished the changing of the seasons. She was an artist with a needle, having lovingly designed and hand-stitched more than 150 quilts. In her retirement years, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and traveling across the country with her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Elrod was preceded in death by her parents, Mae and Leon Russell; her beloved husband of thirty-six years, Norman D. Elrod, a sister, Evelyn Kendall; a brother, Lowry Russell, and one grandson, Matthew Lane Elrod. She is survived by her five children, David Elrod and wife Diane of West Monroe; Candace Elrod Priest and husband Charles of Plano, Texas; Steve Elrod and wife Rosemary of Franklin, Tenn.; Peggy Elrod Nations and husband Sam of Winnsboro; and Rodney Elrod and wife Debi of Winnsboro; a brother, Julian Russell and wife Edyth of Winnsboro; and sister-in-law, Mary Russell of Winnsboro. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, with two more on the way; and a number of nephews, nieces and special friends. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons: Paul Elrod, Timmy Elrod, Hunter Elrod, Brett Elrod, Norman Elrod, Anthony Warner, Austin Warner and Blake Priest. Honorary pallbearer will be Kelly Hamm of Farmerville. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

MRS. ONA FAY HEARNE Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Hearne, 76, of West Monroe, LA will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Officiating will be Rev. Gordon Winslow. Interment will be Chatham City, Chatham, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Mrs. Hearne was born August 26, 1929 in San Antonio, TX and passed away February 20, 2006 in West Monroe. Mrs. Hearne worked at St. Francis Medical Center in nursing services for over thirty years. She was a member of Christian Life Church, Monroe, (formerly First United Pentecostal Church). Mrs. Hearne was preceded in death by her husband, Stacy A. Hearne, Jr., parents, Carrie Norton and Phinney Norton. Mrs. Hearne is survived by children: Carol Perkins and husband Ronnie, Gordon Winslow, Sr. and wife Connie, Phillip Hearne and partner Craig Lynch, James Hearne, Sr. and wife Lissa, and Roger Hearne Sr. & wife Connie; brother: Phinney Norton and wife Wanda; sister-in-law: Linda and husband William Mack Redmond; brother-in-law: James Edward (Bogie) and wife Estelle Hearne; numerous nieces and nephews; thirteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Gordon Winslow, Jr.; Jim Hearne Jr., Aaron Hearne, Roger Hearne, Jr., Michael D. Lenard, and Michael Joseph Lenard. Honorary pallbearer will be William (Dub) Perkins. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. LA.

GLADYS ANN CASE HOLLOWAY Young's Funeral Home - Jonesville, LA Gladys Ann Case Holloway, age 81, of Harrisonburg, LA, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2006 in Arkadelphia, AR. She was born November 11, 1924 in Brookhaven, MS to the late Louie and Rosie Allen Case. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, L.C. Holloway. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia and husband, Neal Bates of Houston, TX and Judith and husband, James H. Packer III of Arkadelphia, AR; one sister, Janie Pearl Moss of West Monroe, LA; three brothers, L.C. Case of Pineville, LA, Percy Case of Monterey, LA and Thomas Case of Jonesville, LA; five grandchildren, Christy Bastes Barger and husband, Anthony of Norfolk, VA, Nancy Bates Venarske and husband, Daniel of Jackson, MS, Melanie Packer Schneider and husband, Ray of Stephen City, VA, James Henry Packer IV and wife, Bojana of Conway, AR and David Holloway Packer of Arkadelphia, AR and ten great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Rosin Creek Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in the New Pine Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Rosin Creek Pentecostal Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Arrangements entrusted to Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville, LA. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Case, Willis Case, Kenny Mac Case, Michael Moss, Buddy Moss, Luther Holloway, Hawk Holloway, and Joe Pat Holloway. Ministers will be: Rev. A.J. Kimbell, Bro. Norris Poole, and Rev. J. J. Bourn, Jr.

MRS. LOY INEZ PHILLIPS REEDER Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA Funeral services for, Mrs. Loy Inez Phillips Reeder, 91, of Bernice, LA will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 23, at Bernice United Methodist Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Woody Reeder and Rev. Johnny Adkins. Interment will follow in Bernice City Cemetery. Mrs. Reeder was a member of Bernice United Methodist Church. She was an Office Manager and Bookkeeper at C.A. Reed Lumber Co. Everyone who knew her loved her. She touched many lives in a mighty way. She dedicated her life to serving God, loving her family and friends, and lovingly tending her rose garden. She is preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Reeder, Sr., son; Leo E. Reeder, Sr.; granddaughter, Kelly Copeland Moore, three brothers, four sisters, father, Luther Phillips, and mother, Lillie Mae Phillips. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Reeder Copeland, of Ruston, LA; son, Woodrow W. Reeder, Jr. and wife Judith Ann of Point, LA; four grandchildren Michele Kolb and husband, Michael, of Ruston, LA; Leo E. Reeder, Jr. and wife, Donna, of Walker, LA; Stefanie Cady and husband, Blaine, of West Monroe, LA; Brandon K. Reeder and wife, Megan, of Point, LA; fourteen great grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Pallbearers will be: Don Kemp, Bill Mitcham, Russell Adams, Kenny DeLoach, Alvin Green and John Harlow. Honorary Pallbearer: Mike Reed. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 22, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Bernice United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Bernice United Methodist Church, the Methodist Children's Home, Ruston, LA, or the Baptist Children's Home, Monroe, LA.

Purdis Lee Dixon, 86
SPEARSVILLE Purdis Lee Dixon, a construction worker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church, Spearsville. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Marjorie Russell Elrod, 81 WINNSBORO Marjorie Mae Russell Elrod, a retired insurance agent, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Temple Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Mae Taylor Esters, 79 OLLA Mae Taylor Esters, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Riser Funeral Home, Olla. Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Beech Creek Cemetery west of Olla.

David O. Evans, 50 CLARKS David O. Evans, a mechanic, died Feb. 11. Memorial services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Clarks Community Center, Clarks.

Charles M. Eve, 72 Charles M. Eve of West Monroe, a retired professor and organist, died Feb. 10. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Monroe.

Jackie Gibson, 53 SACRAMENTO, Calif. Jackie Gibson, a retired postal worker formerly of Monroe, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Rusty Eugene Greer, 49 Rusty Eugene Greer of Sterlington, a truck driver, died Saturday. Memorial services are 11 a.m. today at New Life Church of God, Bastrop. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Herbert Harris, 34 Herbert Harris of Monroe, a janitor, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Prevailing Faith Bible Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Ona Fay Hearne, 76 Ona Fay Hearne of West Monroe, retired from nursing services, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Chatham Cemetery.

Dorothy Jones, 83 EROS Dorothy Jones, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Plum Hill Baptist Church, Eros. Burial will be in Zeigler Cemetery, Eros, under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Earnest L. Jones II, 63 Earnest L. Jones II of Monroe, a compress worker, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Mangham.

James Lewis, 76 James Lewis of West Monroe, a gas and pipeliner, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Stanley Netherland, 57 Stanley Netherland of Monroe, a retired additive operator at Riverwood, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Mary Ann Parker, 74 Mary Ann Parker of West Monroe, a retired nurse, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Flossie Bosely Powell, 94 Flossie Bosely Powell of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Hasley Cemetery. Visitation is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Maudine Calvit Shores, 74 NEWELLTON Maudine Calvit Shores, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Legion Memorial Cemetery, Newellton.

Roy Ripley Smith, 68 Roy Ripley Smith of West Monroe, a carpenter, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Glenn Roy Treme, 50 TEMPLE, Texas Glenn Roy Treme died Saturday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Cemetery, Friendship. Visitation is noon until service time Thursday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Sylvia Mae York, 86 KINGSTON, Tenn. Sylvia Mae York, a homemaker formerly of Delhi, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.

Previously Acknowledged
Atkins, Claud: 1 p.m. today, St. Luke Baptist Church, Newellton.
Dupont, Edwin J.: 1 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rayville. Ferris, Edward Lavone: 11 a.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Garrett, Velma: 2 p.m. today, Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Hughes Springs, Texas. Kennedy, Lawrence C.: 1 p.m. today, New Star Baptist Church, Collinston. Levy, Ruby Wilson: 1 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Magee, Jesse Elison Jr.: 11 a.m. today, St. James A.M.E. Church, Lake Providence. Matthews, Gerald Wayne: 2 p.m. today, New Hope Baptist Church, Monticello. Moss, De'Larrio: 10 a.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Reese, Edward: 1 p.m. Thursday, Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe. Robinson, Evelyn LeFevre "Granny": 10 a.m. today, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Sanders, Katie: 1 p.m. Thursday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Small, LaOuida J.: noon today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Grambling.

Thursday - February 23, 2006

MR. JOHNNY R. BOYD Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Johnny R. Boyd, 45, of West Monroe, LA will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 24, 2006 at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Johnny's pastor and good friend, Rev. Phil Raybourn, will officiate. Mr. Boyd was born March 26, 1960, in Monroe, LA and passed away February 21, 2006, in Monroe, LA. Mr. Boyd was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a Deputy Sheriff for Ouachita Parish for a number of years and he was also a former officer for Sterlington Police Department. Mr. Boyd was a member of Vineyard Church. Mr. Boyd is survived by a brother, Arnold J. "Bubba" Boyd, Jr. and wife, Sue; three sisters, Susan B. Nerren, Pam Farley and her husband, Kenneth and Paula Summerall and her husband, Roy; a number of nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Vineyard Church, 908 Washington Street, West Monroe, LA 71292.

JOSEPH GUYTON POWERS Keith & Keith Funeral Home - Yakima, WA Guyton Powers formerly of Monroe, joined his heavenly father on February 19, 2006. Born in West Monroe in a house overlooking the Ouachita, dad enjoyed a rich life of adventure and service to others. A graduate of St. Matthews High School he served his country honorably in WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. He attended Northeast Junior College of LSU and later opened a radio/tv repair shop at 710 Walnut Street in Monroe. One day a young woman came in for repair of her radio. That woman became his wife. Patsy Ruth English and J.G. Powers were married May 28, 1949 in Ruston. The radio is still in use. With Bob he opened a garden center at 4301 Sterlington Road. Dad is survived by his wife of fifty-six years Patsy; son, Bob and his wife Kristi Cramblit-Powers of Mabton, WA; granddaughter, Ashley Powers; grandson, Landon Powers; a sister, Pansy Kirn of Baton Rouge and a nephew, John Powers and his wife, Pat of Topeka, KS. Dad was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Powers of Monroe and brother, Baldwin Powers of Jacksonville, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ouachita Parish Public Library 1800 Stubbs Avenue Monroe, LA 71201. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM February 23, 2006 in the West Hills Memorial Park in Yakima, WA. Keith & Keith Funeral Home of Yakima, WA is in charge of arrangements.

ANGELINA FALLETTA CANIZARO Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe Services for Mrs. Angelina Falletta Canizaro, 39 (89), of Monroe, will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, February 24, 2006, at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with Msgr. Edmund Moore, officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mrs. Canizaro was born July 7, 1916 in Monroe and died February 22, 2006, in Monroe. A lifelong resident of Monroe, she was a long time member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxillary and Progressive Men's Club Ladies Auxillary. She will be remembered as a faithful, loving and kind person whose passion was taking care of and being with her family. She enjoyed cooking and welcomed anyone into her home with open arms. Above all she was a very faithful Catholic, living her faith throughout her daily life. She was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Canizaro, Sr.; parents, Anthony and Josephine Costanza Falletta and brothers, Louis, John, Sammy, and Frank Falletta. She is survived by her children, Anthony Canizaro and wife, Sandra, Rosie Nix and husband, Mark, T.J. Canizaro, Jr., and James Canizaro and wife, Martha; brother, Joe Falletta; sister, Rose Parsons; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Patrick Canizaro, Ronnie Cockrell, Tommy Ditta, John Weaver, Jim Livigni and Jack Gustafson. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Parsons, Sammy, Johnny, and Tony Falletta, Sonny Costanza, Joseph, Veto, Marion, Roy, Robert, Eddie, Thomas, and Richard Canizaro. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. A Vigil Wake Service will be at 6:30 PM with a rosary to follow.

DOROTHY JOYCE HALL GOLDENBERG - Rosewood Funeral Home - Pasadena, TX Dorothy Joyce Hall Goldenberg of Houston went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 20, 2006. She was born the last of nine children to Reverend Milton Hall and Mary Ada Hall on April 18, 1927, in Port Barre, LA. She is survived by her son, Douglas Glenn Goldenberg and her daughter, Vicki Lynne Orr and husband, Gary all from the Houston area; her beloved sister, Gladys Hall Salley of Monroe, LA; three grandchildren; one great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy graduated from Bernice High School and the Bish Mathis Institute. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monroe and worked as a bookkeeper at the Salley Grocer Company for five years. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 23, 2006 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and services will be conducted Friday, February 24, 2006, at 10:00 AM, both at Rosewood Funeral Home, 3939 Pasadena Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77503, with Rev. James Clark of Park Place Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale.

GERTIE MARIE ORILLION GOLDMAN - Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe Services for Gertie Marie Orillion Goldman, 91, of Monroe, will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Msgr. Edmund Moore officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Gertie was born September 14, 1914, in Gonzales, LA and died February 22, 2006 in West Monroe, LA. She grew up in Baton Rouge and attended St. Joseph Academy and graduated from Baton Rouge High School. She sang in clubs, in and around Baton Rouge and Gonzales and had her own program on WJBO, Baton Rouge's first radio station. She joined a traveling musical review as a featured singer and dancer and toured across in the United States and Canada. When the tour ended, she returned to Baton Rouge radio and married Paul H. Goldman. She left show business to become a mother and homemaker. She continued having her own singing programs on radio in Baton Rouge and Alexandria. She came to Monroe in February of 1951 when her husband accepted the position of General Manager of KNOE Radio. She became active in the Catholic Newcomers and in the St. Matthew's Mothers Club, as well as the Catholic Daughters of America, serving as Secretary, Treasurer and Regent of Court St. Matthew of Monroe. She was elected as the first Catholic Daughter of the Year in 1978. She served as District Deputy Regent for the Northern District of Louisiana of the CDA. She also established what is thought to be the first Catholic Daughters of America College Court on the campus of what was then Northeast Louisiana University, now University of Louisiana Monroe. The first meeting to establish Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church took place in her home on Deborah Drive. She was active in the church having served as Sanctuary Society President. She is survived by her husband of sixty-nine years, Paul H. Goldman; sons, J. Philip Goldman and wife, Charo of Midlothian, VA, Mitchell Joseph Goldman of Monroe, LA and James Oliver Goldman and wife, Candy of Monroe; daughter, Marylin Goldman Ritter and husband, Skeeter of Blountville, TN; nine grandchildren, Ana Goldman Warden, Paola Goldman McNeil, Margaret Goldman Wilson, Peter Goldman and Michael Goldman all of Richmond and Midlothian,VA, Karen Goldman Kildron of Montgomery, AL, Colby Ritter of Portland, TN, Kevin Goldman of Monroe, LA and Cassie Ritter Tadin of Canton, GA; fourteen great grandchildren; sister, Grace Castro of Baton Rouge and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Friday, February 24, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. A Vigil Wake Service will be at 6:00 PM.

IRENE CULLIPHER PEDROTTI - Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors - Pine Bluff, AR Irene Cullipher Pedrotti, 83, of Sterlington, LA, died Monday, February 20, 2006, at her home. She was born May 27, 1922, in Arkansas County, a daughter of the late John Edward and Pearl Wood Cullipher. She was reared and received her education in Arkansas County. She had worked thirty years as a nurse at the San Antonio State Hospital in Texas, before retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Sterlington Assembly of God Church. She died as she lived, a Christian. She was preceded in death by a son, James Edward Curbow; three brothers, Harvey, Clarence and Lawrence Cullipher and two sisters, Annie C. Maddox and Pat C. Rushing. Survivors include her husband, Anthony Pedrotti, Sr., whom she married on May 27, 1980, at Clarksville, TX; a daughter, Edith Curbow Salas of Sterlington; a brother, Charlie Cullipher of Garland City, AR; three sisters, Louise Clements of Mandeville, AR, Maxine Hoover of El Paso, TX, Mary Callahan of Sherrill; fourteen grandchildren; twenty two great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, at Robinson's Funeral Home in Pine Bluff. Services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2006, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son, with Reverend Jess McLain, John Anthony Salas and Archie Cullipher officiating. Interment will follow in Bayou Meto Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sterlington Assembly of God, 100 Boardman Avenue, Sterlington, LA 71280.

MR. MITCHELL "PA PAW" WHITEHEAD - Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA Services for Mr. Mitchell "Pa Paw" Whitehead, 77, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 24, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with his nephew John E. Jowers officiating. Interment will follow in Hasley Cemetery. Mr. Whitehead died on February 21, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Whitehead's hobbies included work, fishing and West Monroe High School Football "My Rebels". Survivors include his wife, Mary Whitehead; son, Barry Whitehead and wife, Jeanie; granddaughters, Sheila Hamm and husband, Landel and Samantha Whitehead Cobb; grandson, Brian Whitehead and their mother Janice Bearden; great grandchildren, Richard Hamm, Kacee Hamm, Kyle Phillips, Danny Phillips, Savannah Phillips, Macy Elizabeth Whitehead, Harley Cobb, and Brian Mitchell Whitehead; sisters, Dorothy Bishop, LaVerne Wright, and Melba Bonnett; sisters-in-law, Irene Simmons, and Marguerite Roberts; brother-in-law, John Jowers and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers will be Gary Roberts, Terry Cox, Phil Keifenheim, Buddy Sullivan, Rock Smith, and Donnie Jowers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Roberts, Jr., David "Bubba" Jowers, Mike Simmons, Larry Simmons, Mike Wilson and Don Scott. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home.

LANCE CORPORAL MATTHEW RYAN BARNES United States Marine Corps West Monroe, LA - Kilpatrick Funeral Home Funeral services for Lance Corporal Matthew Ryan Barnes, 20, will be 2:00 PM, Friday, February 24, 2006 in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church of West Monroe, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Skip Dean and Rev. Rodney Sanders. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with full military honors under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Matthew was born in Monroe, LA on July 24, 1985, and was killed in combat on February 14, 2006, while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, H&S Company in Lieutenant Colonel J.D. Alford's personal security detail during Operation Enduring Freedom in Al Qa'im, Iraq. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather: Robert L. Barnes; maternal grandmother: Annie T. Fisher and uncle: James Merchant. Survivors are his parents: Rick and Connie Barnes; brother: Jonathan Barnes; sister: Kenda Barnes all of West Monroe; maternal grandfather: Malcolm Fisher of Vidalia, LA; paternal grandparents: Blondell and Ray Doolittle of West Monroe; aunts: Gaye and John Cooney of Vero Beach, FL, Anneda Merchant of Arlington, TX, Rita and George Dispenza of West Monroe, LA; cousins: David Merchant, Becky and Chris Stonecipher, Jeremy and Joel Dispenza, Savanna Ferguson and numerous special family members and friends. Matt was a lifelong resident of West Monroe and graduated from West Monroe High School in 2003. He played football for the Rebels and won All-District punter his Senior year. He attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe before enlisting in the Marine Corps. Matt had many hobbies which included power lifting and martial arts. He acquired the black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was also a devout member of Highland Baptist Church of West Monroe where he was a witness for the Lord. His life was a Christian testimony for others. Matt was a devoted son and loved his brother and sister very much. His memory will be treasured, and he will be deeply missed by many. Pallbearers will consist of two honor guards from the United States Marine Corps. Gunnery Sergeant Don Price, USMC Retired, will serve as honorary pallbearer. Memorials in Matt's name can be made to the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund at www.semperfifund.org.

DOROTHY LOUISE DUNLAP GANN DUNCOMBE - IN MEMORY OF MY SISTER We Love You and Miss You Dorothy Duncombe was born July 28, 1933 and died February 14, 2006 in Fort Worth, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Ruth Dunlap and sister, Patsy Ruth Dunlap Bivens. She is survived by her son, Mark Gann and wife, Carolyn; three granddaughters, Robin Gann, Maddie Gann, Ashley Gann Heninger; one great grandson, Peyton Heninger, all of Arlington, TX; one sister, Mary Ann Freeman and husband, Everett Freeman; one niece, Dana Bivens Byington; three nephews, J. Michael Freeman, Wayne Bivens and Gary Bivens and numberous great nephews and nieces.

MR. EDWARD MATTHEW STEPHAN, III - Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA A memorial service for Edward Matthew Stephan, III of West Monroe, will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2006, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1901 Milton Street in Monroe with Rev. Bruce M. Rux officiating. The family will receive friends in the Church parlor from 10:00 AM until service time. Steve was born on February 17, 1956 in Monroe and died shortly before his 50th birthday at his home in West Monroe. Educated in the Monroe City School System, Steve attended Louisiana Tech University and was a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University. He is survived by his daughters, Hillary Faith Stephan of Monroe, LA and Sarah Elise Stephan of Oak Ridge, TN; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Stephan, Jr. of Monroe, LA; sisters, Savannah Stephan of Lafayette, LA and Ann Stephan Davis and her husband, Dale of Bristol, VA; nieces, Emily and Kathleen Witkovski and Katherine and Abigail Davis and a large extended family. The family requests that any planned memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

MARY ANN PARKER - Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mary Ann Parker, 74, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 24, 2006, at Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe with Rev. Danny McIlveene and Dr. Greg Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Mrs. Parker died February 20, 2006 at the West Monroe Guest House. Mrs. Parker was a retired nurse from St. Francis Medical Center after thirty-five years. She was a member of the Community Baptist Church in West Monroe. Survivors include her children, Sylvia Rusche, Monroe Parker and Susan Harris and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, James Allen Parker, Christopher John Parker, Michaela Harris, Jennifer Vines, Jessica Vines, and Allison Vines-Rushing; sister, Dittie Butler and husband, Bernon. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International.

Melvin 'Pop' Broom, 89 Melvin "Pop" Broom of West Monroe, retired from Riverwood, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Centerpoint Cemetery, West Monroe.

Leon W. Brown, 93 RAYVILLE Leon W. Brown, a retired engineer, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Alto.

Vivian Rabb Cagnolatti, 84 TALLULAH Vivian Rabb Cagnolatti, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at St. Edward's Catholic Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 10 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be at Silver Cross Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Ruth Ann Caraway, 56 Ruth Ann Caraway of Monroe, a homemaker, died Friday. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Services will be held in Palo Alto, Calif.

Evan Harold Gatlin, 51 Evan Harold Gatlin of West Monroe, a custodian, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

George W. 'Joe' Harris, 62 BASTROP George W. "Joe" Harris, a sales manager, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Amy Elizabeth Jenkins, 49 BASTROP Amy Elizabeth Jenkins, a teacher, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation will be held at the funeral home immediately following the service.

William 'Bill' Jenkins, 83 DELTA William Edward "Bill" Jenkins, an air conditioning and heating consultant, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Choudrant. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Hazel Cantrell Michael, 89 RUSTON Hazel Cantrell Michael, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston.

Gwendolyn M. Moore, 81 SPRINGDALE, Ark. Gwendolyn Mabry Moore, a florist, died Saturday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston. Visitation is 9-10:30 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Stanley Netherland, 57 Stanley Netherland of Monroe, a retired additive operator at Riverwood, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Roy Ripley Smith, 68 Roy Ripley Smith of West Monroe, a carpenter, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Donnie Ray Sullivan Sr., 40 CALHOUN Donnie Ray Sullivan Sr., an employee at Billhorn Paper Company, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Henry Washington, 48 Henry Washington of Monroe, a laborer, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Willie A. Welch Jr., 79 BERNICE Willie Augustus Welch Jr., a foreman for Lindsey Warehouses, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Weldon Baptist Church, Bernice. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Bennie Williams, 64 DUBACH Bennie Williams, a machine operator, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Dubach. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Sylvia Mae York, 86 KINGSTON, Tenn. Sylvia Mae York, a homemaker formerly of Delhi, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Delhi.

Previously Acknowledged
Dixon, Purdis Lee: 2 p.m. today, Fellowship Baptist Church, Spearsville.
Elrod, Marjorie Mae Russell: 10 a.m. today, Temple Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Esters, Mae Taylor: 10 a.m. today, Riser Funeral Home, Olla.
Evans, David O.: 3 p.m. Sunday, Clarks Community Center, Clarks.
Eve, Charles M.: 10 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Monroe.
Harris, Herbert: 2 p.m. Saturday, Prevailing Faith Bible Church, Monroe.
Jones, Dorothy: 11 a.m. Saturday, Plum Hill Baptist Church, Eros.
Jones II, Earnest L.: 1 p.m. Saturday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Reese, Edward: 1 p.m. today, Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe.
Sanders, Katie: 1 p.m. today, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Shores, Maudine Calvit: 2 p.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Treme, Glenn Roy: 2 p.m. today, Friendship Cemetery, Friendship.

Friday - February 24, 2006

CHARLES M. EVE Charles M. Eve, 72, passed away at his residence on February 10, 2006. He was a retired NLU (ULM) Assistant Professor of Music and Organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe. He graduated from Central High School of Pueblo, CO; earned the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from University of Colorado; and did additional study at the University of Colorado. He served as an organist and chaplain's assistant while serving in the U.S. Army. Before coming to NLU, he taught at Temple Buell College and the University of Colorado and served as organist and choir director at Christ Methodist Church in Denver, CO. While studying in New York City he served as organist at All Angels Church, St. Mark's Church and Interchurch Center. After coming to NLU in Monroe he served as organist at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Grace Episcopal Church and the First Presbyterian Church. He has presented organ concerts at Riverside Church in New York City, U.S. Air Force Academy, and St. Mark's Church in Shreveport. He was scheduled to give a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., but an unfortunate accident prevented him from doing so. He was a member of the American Guild of Organists and the American Musicology Society. In 1956, he placed second in the American Guild of Organists Playing Competition. Mr. Eve was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Edwin Eve. He is survived by his sister, Betty Jo Wilson and husband, George; nephew, Michael Wilson and wife, Leanna; nieces, Cheryl Lamonie and husband, Max; Kathie Glasser and husband, Rick; great nephew, Alex and many, many friends. At his request, his body was donated to the LSU Medical School in Shreveport. A memorial service will be held on February 25, 2006 at 10:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church with reception following the service. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1201 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe or the charity of your choice.

KATHLEEN EVANS SIMMS JONES Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe Services for Kathleen Evans Simms Jones, 80, of Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Frank Sellers officiating. Interment will be in Rhymes Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was born October 21, 1925, in Mangham, LA and died February 23, 2006, in West Monroe, LA. She was a former member of Parkview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Willie Evans, Sr.; mother, Halley Evans; daughter, Brenda Jones; sisters, Fannie Broadway and Katie Smith and brother, Willie Evans, Jr. Survivors include her children, Wesley Jones and wife, Leslie of Monroe, Earl Jones of Eagle Lake, TX, Lynn Jones and wife, Mickie of Crowville, Barbara Chovanetz and husband, Dennis of Hallittsville, TX, Justin Jones and wife, Jackie of Monroe, Carol Linder and husband, Berry of Collierville, TN, Waymon Jones and wife, Sybil of West Monroe, Sandra Jordan and husband, Richard of Rockport, TX, Gary Jones and wife, Shirley of Eagle Lake, TX, Johnny Jones and wife, Karen of Monroe, Courtney Hadley of Monroe, and Belinda Holley and husband, John of Marion; sister, Margie Cleo Kelly of West Monroe; forty-six grandchildren; forty-eight great grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Zack Holley and Dylan Jones. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, February 24, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

MARY ANN PARKER Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mary Ann Parker, 74, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 24, 2006, at Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe with Rev. Danny McIlveene and Dr. Greg Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Mrs. Parker died February 20, 2006 at the West Monroe Guest House. Mrs. Parker was a retired nurse from St. Francis Medical Center after thirty-five years. She was a member of the Community Baptist Church in West Monroe. Survivors include her children, Sylvia Rusche, Monroe Parker, William Parker, Susan Harris and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, James Allen Parker, Christopher John Parker, Michaela Harris, Jennifer Vines, Jessica Vines and Allison Vines-Rushing and sister, Dittie Butler and husband, Bernon. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International.

Matthew R. Barnes, 20 Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Barnes of West Monroe, U.S. Marine Corps, died Feb. 14. Services are 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, West Monroe. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Johnny R. Boyd, 45 Johnny R. Boyd of Monroe, a Ouachita Parish deputy sheriff, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Maurine Brice, 62 Maurine Brice of Monroe, a transportation clerk, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Haile. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Angelina F. Canizaro, 89 Angelina Falletta Canizaro of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 10:30 a.m. today at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Stella M. Carroll, 78 RAYVILLE Stella M. Carroll, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Rayville. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be at Love and Charity Cemetery.

David Glen Caskey, 50 DODSON David Glen Caskey, a logger, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Siloam Baptist Church, Gansville. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Raymond R. Cockrell, 69 BASTROP Raymond R. Cockrell, retired from International Paper, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Shirley Mae Coleman, 59 FORT WORTH, Texas Shirley Mae Coleman, died Feb. 17. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 7:30-8:30 p.m. today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be at New Oakwood Cemetery, Tallulah.

Thelma Dunn, 62 Thelma Dunn of Monroe, a cook, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Solomon Temple Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Edythe A. Fraser, 98 EUNICE Edythe A. Fraser, formerly of Hodge, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Lucy's Catholic Church, Hodge. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today with wake services at 7 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Evan Harold Gatlin, 51 Evan Harold Gatlin of West Monroe, a custodian, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be at Powell Street Extension Cemetery, Monroe.

Gertie O. Goldman, 91 Gertie O. Goldman of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Jessie Graham, 52 RAYVILLE Jessie Graham died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, Rayville. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Jeney Jackson Jr., 87 Jeney Jackson Jr. of West Monroe, a factory worker, died Feb. 16. Services are noon Saturday at Mineral Springs C.M.E. Church, Calhoun. Visitation is 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. today at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe, and 6-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Old Zeigler Cemetery, Eros.

Ruth Johnson, 72 TALLULAH Ruth Johnson died Feb. 17. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Wake services are 6-7 p.m. today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be at Mound Project Cemetery, Mound.

Earnest L. Jones II, 63 Earnest L. Jones II of Monroe, a compress worker, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Mangham.

Emma G. Kennedy, 75 RAYVILLE Emma G. Kennedy, a retired bookkeeper with Sims & Gundy Funeral Home, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rayville. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be at Love and Charity Cemetery.

Fannie G. Kline, 71 TALLULAH Fannie G. Kline, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mound Project Cemetery, Tallulah.

James Lewis, 76 James Lewis of West Monroe, a pipeliner, died Monday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Richwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Veverly Long, 69 FERRIDAY Veverly Long, a health care assistant at Riverland Medical Center, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Beulah Baptist Church, Ferriday. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Concordia Funeral Home, Ferriday. Burial will be at Ferriday Cemetery.

Tempia Ann Matthews, 56 BASTROP Tempia Ann Matthews, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Morehouse District Educational Association Building, Collinston. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at Trousdale Hill Cemetery, Collinston.

Billy Meadows, 78 EPPS Billy Meadows, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Mary Ann Parker, 74 Mary Ann Parker of West Monroe, a retired nurse, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Cedar Crest Baptist Church. Burial will be at Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mary Jensen Rowland, 79 MARION Mary Jensen Rowland, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Horeb Baptist Church, Marion. Burial will be at Marion Cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe.

Evelyn Russ, 67 EROS Evelyn Russ, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Donnie R. Sullivan Sr., 40 CALHOUN Donnie Ray Sullivan Sr., a laborer for Billhorn Board & Paper Converters, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Holly Ridge. Visitation is 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Bertha Taylor, 93 JONESVILLE Bertha Taylor, formerly of Harrisonburg, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers Bend Pentecostal Church, Jonesville. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Harrisonburg Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Gustene Turner, 82 Gustene Turner of Monroe, a homemaker, died Feb. 16. Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Saturday at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be at Green Grove Cemetery, Alto.

Henry Washington, 48 Henry Washington of Monroe, a laborer, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James A.M.E. Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Mangham.

Ellen Wheeler, 64 BASTROP Ellen Wheeler, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Mitchell Whitehead, 77 Mitchell "Pa Paw" Whitehead of West Monroe, a heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Hasley Cemetery.

Previously Acknowledged
Brown, Leon W.: 2 p.m. today, Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Evans, David O.: 3 p.m. Sunday, Clarks Community Center, Clarks.
Eve, Charles M.: 10 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Monroe.
Harris, George W. "Joe": 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Harris, Herbert: 2 p.m. Saturday, Prevailing Faith Bible Church, Monroe.
Jenkins, Amy Elizabeth: 2 p.m. Saturday, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Jenkins, William Edward "Bill": 2 p.m. today, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Choudrant.
Jones, Dorothy: 11 a.m. Saturday, Plum Hill Baptist Church, Eros.
Smith, Roy Ripley: 2 p.m. today, Magnolia Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Welch Jr., Willie Augustus: 10 a.m. today, Weldon Baptist Church, Bernice.
Williams, Bennie: 1 p.m. today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Dubach.
York, Sylvia Mae: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.

Saturday, February 25, 2006
EMMA MARY GRIFFIN KENNEDY

Emma Mary Griffin Kennedy, 75, of Rayville, LA passed away Monday, February 20, 2006, at St. Francis North Medical Center. Born October 13, 1930 in Bee Bayou, LA, the daughter of Edd and Nan Griffin. She previously worked at Simms & Gundy Funeral Home and Richland Parish Council on Aging.

She was beloved by her seven children, Johnny Odis, Prentiss, Jr., Charlie Neal, Ellen, Jacqueline and Felicia Gay Kennedy and Renee McDowell; nine grandchildren; former husband, Prentiss Kennedy, Sr.; sisters, Lena Mae, Alice, Shirley, Gloria and Annie; brothers, Clinton and Charles and foster children, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by son, Raymond, parents, brothers and sisters.

Service will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Rayville. Burial will be in Love & Charity Cemetery in Rayville. Services by Tennant's Mortuary in Rayville.

HALEY MICHELLE MULHEARN
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Family services for Haley Michelle Mulhearn, infant daughter of Michael and Joani Mulhearn, were held at 2:30 PM, Friday, February 24, 2006 at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Mike Whatley officiating. Haley went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2006.

Other survivors include her grandparents, Mike and Cathy Mulhearn, Jory Barkley and Kim Haley; great grandparents, Tom Mulhearn, Jr., Dr. Richard and Frances Curry, and Clyde and Mary Barkley; great great grandparents, Effie Barkley and Charlie Walker; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

JUDGE O.E. PRICE
Rose-Neath Funeral Home -
Bossier, LA

Oscar Ewing (O.E.) Price, retired judge for the North Louisiana area, died on February 23, 2006 of complications from pneumonia.

Services will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2006, at 1:30 PM at Rose-Neath's Bossier Chapel. Rev. H. Austin Smith will officiate. Burial will be at the O.E. Price Memorial Cemetery in Logansport, LA. Visitation will be Saturday, February 25, 2006, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.

Judge Price was born in Logansport, LA on January 1, 1924 and graduated from Logansport High School in 1940. He attended Louisiana Tech University for three years, and then served the next three years in the Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1949 from LSU Law School in Baton Rouge, after which he opened a law practice in Bossier City, marking the beginning of a long and distinguished legal career. During his time at LSU he met and married Joyce Maurine Walker, his beloved first wife and mother of his four children.
Judge Price was elected City Judge of Bossier City in 1954 and Judge of the 26th Judicial District Court for Bossier and Webster parishes in 1960. In 1969, he was elected to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal. He was elevated to Chief Judge in 1979 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1985. He also served by assignment on the Louisiana Supreme Court and was a past Chairman of the Louisiana Conference of Court of Appeal Judges. After retirement he did arbitration work for the law firm of Peters, Ward, Bright and Hennessy. Judge Price was a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Bossier Parish Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Association. In 1999, he attended a fifty year reunion and was honored along with other graduates of LSU Law School.

Judge Price was also an active civic and community member in the Shreveport-Bossier area holding office in numerous organizations including President of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, President of the Bossier Kiwanis Club, and General Co-Chairman of the Caddo Bossier United Fund. He also served as Director for various financial institutions and was an active member on several boards of savings and loans. Judge Price grew up attending the First United Methodist Church of Logansport and was a fifty-four year member of the First United Methodist Church of Bossier City. He enjoyed many friendships with fellow members of the Shreveport Syndicate, the Shreveport Club, Palmetto Country Club and his running group at the Downtown YMCA.

Judge Price was an avid runner for years and participated in many races including two triathlons while in his fifties. Another beloved past time was attending to his family's land in his hometown of Logansport, which he visited often. He married Flo Whittington Bigby after the death of his first wife Joyce and they enjoyed nine years of marriage.

His devotion to serving others went far beyond his legal career. Whether as a devoted father, husband, grandfather, family member or friend, his life could be defined by his care giving nature, always concerned about others before himself. He took care of his first wife Joyce during her affliction with Alzheimer's. In spite of his many family responsibilities, he cared for and helped many other relatives and friends over the years. He was a role model and hero to many who knew and loved him. He will always be remembered as the perfect example of a "True Southern Gentleman".

Preceding Judge Price in death is his first wife, Joyce Walker Price; parents, Oscar Elijah Price and Katherine Holt Price; sisters, Nita Nash, Faye O'Donnell and Bess Perigo and brother, Jack Price.

He is survived by his wife, Flo Bigby Price; sons, John Walker Price and wife, Jeani of Bossier City, LA, Roger Ewing Price of Baton Rouge, LA, Clayton Holt Price of Houston, TX and daughter, Kathy Price Rodgers and husband, Craig of Southlake, TX. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Courtney Christine Rodgers and Peyton Elizabeth Price Rodgers and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Albert Axen, Frank Bright, Jack Petree, Pat Pool, Bob Rodgers, and Judge Monty Wyche.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. George Acton, Raymond Bond, Cal Cranor, Oscar Faust, Dr. Hollis Gamble, Glenn Price, members of the Shreveport Syndicate and members of the Judiciary.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Nealan Prather, Dr. Atilla Balogh, Dr. Robert Long and the staff at Cornerstone Hospital for their care and support. We would also like to mention loving acquaintances and employees to include Eloise White and Alma Daniels. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bossier City, 201 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71112, the First United Methodist Church of Logansport, 401 Gun St., Logansport, LA 71049 or to the charity of your choice.

EVELYN CUMMINGS RUSS
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Evelyn Cummings Russ, 67, of West Monroe, LA will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Family Church, West Monroe, LA with Pastor Michael O'Neal and Rev. Bill Hearne officiating. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, West Monroe, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Russ was born April 11, 1938 in Monroe, LA and passed away February 23, 2006 in West Monroe, LA.

Mrs. Russ was a member of Family Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister and will be dearly missed.

Mrs. Russ is survived by husband, Charles R. Russ, Sr.; four children, Robby Russ and wife, Debbie, Janice Russ, Gary Russ and wife, Pam and Mary Carter and husband, Tracy; sister, Gloria Hearne and husband, Bill; five grandchildren, Dawn and Daniel Walker, Harmony and Joshua Russ and Jordan Carter and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be fellow church members.

Visitation will be 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

MARGIE EVANS WILLIS
Mulhearn Funeral Home -
Sterlington Road, Monroe

Services for Mrs. Margie Evans Willis, 79, of Monroe, will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2006, at Woolen Lake Church of God, with Rev. Dennis Evans officiating. Interment will be in Hebert Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Mrs. Willis, a member of Forest Glade Baptist Church, was born June 9, 1926, in Hebert, LA, and died February 23, 2006, in Monroe, LA. She was a Business Clerk at E.A. Conway Medical Center for seventeen years.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Kirby and Sherri Willis; daughter, Shirley Eppinette and sister, Edna Stamper.
Pallbearers will be John Boyle, Joe Ready, Roy Eppinette, Jr., Stanley Evans, Carl Trichel, Jr. and Glen Stamper.

Maurine Brice, 62
Maurine Brice of Monroe, a transportation clerk, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Haile. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Jennifer Anne Brown, 18
BATON ROUGE — Jennifer Anne Brown, a student at Baton Rouge Community College, died Thursday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paschal's Cemetery, West Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Beulah Dennis, 73
GRAMBLING — Beulah Dennis, a clerk at Grambling State University, died Thursday. Services are noon Tuesday at Harmony Baptist Church, Arcadia. Visitation is 2-4:45 p.m. Monday at King Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Jeffery Alan Easterling, 38
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Jeffery Alan Easterling died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Lanes Ferry Baptist Church, Oak Grove. Visitation is today at the church until service time. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Tammy Lynn Freeland, 38
BASTROP — Tammy Lynn Freeland, a Met Life Insurance employee, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Polly Hinkle, 54
TALLULAH — Polly Hinkle died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Mary 'Mae Mae' Jiles, 82
RUSTON — Mary "Mae Mae" Jiles, retired from South Central Bell, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, Vienna. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston.

Kathleen E. Jones, 80
Kathleen E. Jones of Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Rhymes Cemetery.

Alfred Lenard, 76
COLUMBIA — Alfred Lenard, a retired millwright, died Thursday. Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery.

Stewart Shawn Rabun, 47
BASTROP — Stewart Shawn Rabun died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 1 p.m. Sunday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.

Evelyn Russ, 67
EROS — Evelyn Russ, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Family Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, West Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Betty Jones Sommers, 71
HOPE, Ark. — Betty Jean Jones Sommers, a retired instructor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, died Wednesday. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home, Hope.

Donnie R. Sullivan Sr., 40
CALHOUN — Donnie Ray Sullivan Sr., a laborer for Billhorn Board & Paper Converters, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. until noon today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Holly Ridge.

Gustene Turner, 82
Gustene Turner of Monroe, a homemaker, died Feb. 16. Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be in Green Grove Cemetery, Alto.

Margie Evans Willis, 79
Margie Evans Willis of Monroe, a retired business clerk, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Woolen Lake Church of God, Hebert. Burial will be in Hebert Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Previously Acknowledged
Carroll, Stella M.: 11 a.m. today, Pine Hill Baptist Church, Rayville.
Caskey, David Glen: 2 p.m. today, Siloam Baptist Church, Gansville.
Cockrell, Raymond R.: 10 a.m. today, Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.
Coleman, Shirley Mae: 1 p.m. today, First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Dunn, Thelma: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Solomon Temple Baptist Church, Monroe.
Evans, David O.: 3 p.m. Sunday, Clarks Community Center, Clarks.
Eve, Charles M.: 10 a.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, Monroe.
Fraser, Edythe A.: 2 p.m. today, St. Lucy's Catholic Church, Hodge.
Gatlin, Evan Harold: 1 p.m. Monday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Goldman, Gertie O.: 11 a.m. today, Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Monroe.
Harris, Herbert: 2 p.m. today, Prevailing Faith Bible Church, Monroe.
Jackson Jr., Jeney: noon today, Mineral Springs C.M.E. Church, Calhoun.
Jenkins, Amy Elizabeth: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Johnson, Ruth: 1 p.m. today, New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Jones, Dorothy: 11 a.m. today, Plum Hill Baptist Church, Eros.
Jones II, Earnest L.: 11 a.m. today, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Kennedy, Emma G.: 1 p.m. today, Macedonia Baptist Church, Rayville.
Kline, Fannie G.: 11 a.m. today, Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Lewis, James: 2 p.m. today, Richwood Memorial Gardens.
Long, Veverly: 11 a.m. today, Mount Beulah Baptist Church, Ferriday.
Matthews, Tempia Ann: 1 p.m. Monday, Morehouse District Educational Association Building, Collinston.
Rowland, Mary Jensen: 1 p.m. today, Mount Horeb Baptist Church, Marion.
Taylor, Bertha: 2 p.m. today, Myers Bend Pentecostal Church, Jonesville.
Washington, Henry: 1 p.m. today, St. James A.M.E. Church, Monroe.

Sunday, February 26, 2006
KAREN TOWNSEND BROWN
Dobies Funeral Home - Hudson, FL

Karen Townsend Brown, 68, of Clearwater, FL, died Wednesday, February 22, 2006, after a brief battle with cancer.
Karen, formerly of Monroe, LA, was preceded in death by her parents, James and Johnnie McNeely Townsend.

She is survived by four sons, David Brown of Clearwater, FL, Scott Brown of Hudson, FL, Todd Brown and Patrick Brown of West Monroe; one daughter, Laurie Shipman of Searcy, AR; six grandchildren and one brother, Buddy Townsend of West Monroe. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

WILLIE LEE BULLARD
Mulhearn Funeral Home -West Monroe, LA.

Funeral services for Mr. Willie Lee Bullard, 88, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday February 27, 2006 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Robert T. Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Delhi Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Bullard died February 25, 2006 at the West Monroe Guest House. He was a member of the New Life Assembly of God, and a veteran of the United States Army serving in WWII. Mr. Bullard in preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years Lois Beatrice Bullard.

Survivors include son, Malcolm Bullard and wife Ramona; daughter, Mickie Bullard Gates and husband Ronald; grandchildren, Amanda Lea Lyons, Robin Bullard, Angelic Karnes, Donnie Gates, and Derrick Gates; great grandchild, Keri Lynn Karnes.
Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Sunday February 26, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe.

DENVER COPELAND
Mulhearn Funeral Home -
Monroe, LA

Services for Denver Copeland, 74, of Monroe, will be at 10:30 AM, Monday, February 27, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Weldon Bares and Rev. Joe Solomon officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Copeland,a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, was born May 14, 1931, in Eros, LA and died February 25, 2006, in Monroe, LA. He was a very active member of Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church. He was the founder of Copeland Electric Company and retired from the City of Monroe. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, and a Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a past president and secretary treasurer of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Northeast Louisiana Chapter.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-three years, Barbara Copeland; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Lynn Copeland and Lonnie and Wanda Copeland; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Kelly Vining; brothers, Luther Copeland, Billy Copeland and Nathan Copeland; sister, Loretha Estes; grandchildren, Seth, Chad, Chris, Lonnie, Jr., Andrew, and Jeremy Copeland and Barbara and Amanda Vining; great grandchildren, Katie Caden and Parker Copeland.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Sunday, February 26, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Memorials may be made to Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church building fund.

AUGUSTUS "GUS" HUFF JELKS
Jacob Schoen & Son/Stephen Leech Funeral Home -
New Orleans, LA

Augustus "Gus" Huff Jelks, Jr. 79, died Friday, February 24, 2006 at his Ridgeland, Mississippi home after a lengthy illness. Mr. Jelks was born July 18, 1926, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Loving son of the late Camille Lawson Jelks and Augustus Huff Jelks Sr. He attended Jesuit High School (Class of 1944) and Tulane University. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. In 1982, he retired after a forty year sales career with Johns Manville Co. He was a communicant of St. Dominic Catholic Church in New Orleans, and more recently, a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison, Mississippi. Survivors include his wife, Ann Vrba Jelks of Ridgeland, Mississippi. Loving Father of Bonnie B. Robertson of Little Rock, Arkansas, Sandra A. Jelks of Charleston, South Carolina, Candace J. Riley of Madison, Mississippi, and A. Huff Jelks, III of Birmingham, Alabama. Brother of Bettie Jelks Hayden of New Orleans, Louisiana. Grandfather of Amy Robertson Whitney, Christin L. Robertson, Abby Robertson, Anna K. Jelks, Augustus Huff Jelks, IV "Gus", Paul Riley, Jr., and Ryan P. Riley. Great-grandfather of Adalynn R. Whitney and Kaden W. Robertson-Blakley.

Pallbearers are Thomas Haynes Hayden, III, Bruce Jelks Hay-den, Thomas Haynes Hayden IV, Bryan Whitney, Charles Jelks Hayden, Martin Haynes Hayden, Augustus Huff Jelks, IV, Paul Coleman Riley , Jr.,and and Ryan Patrick Riley. Honorary Pallbearers are homas Haynes Hayden, Jr., Donald B. Bohn, Claude V. Perrier, Jr., Alfred E. Ramirez, and Paul Linden Hebert.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the chapel of Lamana Panno Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd in Metairie at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Mausoleum. Friends may visit on Monday from 11:00 am until service time.

Memorials may be made to St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4000 West Tidewater Ln. Madison , MS. 39110 or Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center, Ridgeland, MS. 39157. Arrangements by JACOB SCHOEN AND SON FUNERAL DIRECTORS.

MR. ALFRED "TAB" LEE LENARD
Riser Funeral Home -
Columbia, LA

Funeral Services for Mr. Alfred "Tab" Lee Lenard, age 76 of Columbia, LA will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 26, 2006 in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Rankin and Rev. Larry Eubanks officiating. Additional visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 pm prior to the service. Interment will be at the Fellowship Cemetery in Columbia.

Mr. Lenard was born on July 27, 1929 in Caldwell Parish. He retired from Manville after thirty-six years where he served as a millwright and made many friends. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Paperworkers Union. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid hunter and was an honorary member of the Rifleman Hunting Club. During his lifetime he was a cattle rancher and a part-time commercial fisherman. He also loved vegetable gardening. Mr. Lenard was a member of the last graduating class of Ward 5 High School. Special friends from the class include Rodney Chapman, Ronnie Ray, Cleta Butler, and Audie Mae Jordan.

He is preceded in death by parents, Dennis "Pankey" Lenard and Lela Lee Baugh Lenard.
He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Aline Mitchell Lenard; daughter Gayle Lenard of Little Rock, son, Kerry Lenard and wife, Tina Lenard of Columbia and precious granddaughter, Emilee Lenard; brother, Harold D. Lenard and wife, Regina of Columbia, sister, Wilda and husband, Ray Floyd of Farmerville, sister, Sue and husband, Ray Procell, sister, Jeanette and husband, Tommy Ford of West Monroe and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Greg Woods, Gary Steele, Billy Biggs, Tommy Ford, Rick Richmond and Brian Oucain.

Special thanks from the family to Keith White M.D., Ronald Koepke M.D., and Mark Operario M.D., and their entire staff. Also a very special thanks to the loving nurses and caregivers of Caldwell Hospital and Rehab Center and Haven Home Health during his lengthy illness.

MRS. BILLIE JEAN SINGLETON
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Jean Singleton, 78, of West Monroe will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2006, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe with Rev. Clarence Powell and Rev. Dick Powell officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home —West Monroe.

Mrs. Singleton was born June 18, 1927, in Hattiesburg, MS and died February 25, 2006, in West Monroe, LA. She received her B.A. in education from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, and taught math at West Monroe High School for over twenty-five years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Prior to her health failing her she was very active with her church which she loved, First United Methodist in West Monroe. One of her favorite pastimes was playing bridge. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and most of all, teacher.

Survivors include her children; Susan Walsworth and husband David of West Monroe, LA, Nancy Powell and husband Dick of Shreveport, LA, Beth Hays and husband John of Monroe, LA, grandchildren; Tara Hill and husband Jonathan of West Monroe, LA, Jamie Walsworth and wife Suzie of Hattiesburg, MS, Emily Walsworth of West Monroe, Anne Valenzano and husband Frank of Walker, LA, Nathan Powell of Shreveport, Pvt. Evan Crowell, USMC stationed at Camp LaJuene, NC, Katie Hanna of Monroe, LA, and Crystal Hays of Monroe, LA and also three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Powell, Bob Hester, Doug Walsworth, Mike Walsworth, Frank Valenzano, Jonathan Hill, John Hanna and Jamie Walsworth.

Honorary Pallbearers will be George Sartor, Jerry Beauregard, James Truly, Larry Danna and Doug Caldwell.

The family wishes a special thanks to the ladies who cared for their mother at Rosemont in the Rose Garden, the nurses and nurses aides on 3rd North at Glenwood Regional Medical Center, and Patients Choice Hospice. Also, a special thanks to her sitters Ethel Bethley, Susan Doublin and Barbara Wheeler.

In lieu of flowers the family requests, that all memorials be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, Patients Choice Hospice or the charity of your choice. Family to receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

DEREK KEITH WINNON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA

Services for Derek Keith Winnon, 20, of West Monroe will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, February 27, 2006, at Loch Arbor Baptist Church, with Rev. Andy Myrick officiating. Interment will be Loch Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Derek was born November 11, 1985, in Monroe, LA and died February 24, 2006, in West Monroe, LA. He was a 2005 graduate of West Monroe High School and was employed by Well Enhancement Services of The Woodlands, TX. He was a well loved, wonderful son and friend to all and never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Winnon and maternal grandmother, Era Simpson.

Survivors include his father, Brian Winnon; mother, Barbara Williamson; paternal grandmother, Iva Winnon; sisters, Kaitlyn Winnon and Dana Fricke; uncles and aunts, Al and Jamie Rawls, Tommy and Margaret Winnon, Cathie Bennett, Randy and Margaret Winnon, Denise and Stephen Johnson, Ronnie Winnon, Pam and Thomas Goodson, Shirley and James Jones, Billy and Eileen Simpson, and Carolyn Simpson.
Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Sunday, February 26, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Elizabeth Cox, 74
CROWVILLE — Elizabeth Cox, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Crockett Point Baptist Church. Visitation is 5 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Ming F. Gee, 76
BONITA — Ming F. Gee, owner of Gee's Grocery in Bonita, died Friday. Graveside services are 4 p.m. today at Bonita Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Flossie O. Houser, 94
MARION — Flossie O. Houser, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Betty Lou Pace, 67
OAK GROVE — Betty Lou Pace, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Cowboy Church, Kilbourne. Visitation is 5-10 p.m. today at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Billie J. Singleton, 78
Billie J. Singleton of West Monroe, a retired teacher, died Saturday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 2 p.m. today until time for services. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

James S. Stovall, 55
RAYVILLE — James Samuel "Sammy" Stovall, a welder, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Archibald First Baptist Church. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Greer Cemetery, Rayville, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Previously acknowledged
Brown, Jennifer Anne: 2 p.m. today, St. Paschal's Cemetery, West Monroe.
Dennis, Beulah: noon Tuesday, Harmony Baptist Church, Arcadia.
Dunn, Thelma: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Solomon Temple Baptist Church, Monroe.
Easterling, Jeffery Alan: 2 p.m. today, Lanes Ferry Baptist Church, Oak Grove.
Evans, David O.: 3 p.m. today, Clarks Community Center, Clarks.
Freeland, Tammy Lynn: 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Gatlin, Evan Harold: 1 p.m. Monday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jiles, Mary "Mae Mae": 2 p.m. today, Calvary Baptist Church, Vienna.
Lenard, Alfred: 3 p.m. today, Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.
Matthews, Tempia Ann: 1 p.m. Monday, Morehouse District Educational Association Building, Collinston.
Rabun, Stewart Shawn: 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Turner, Gustene: 1:30 p.m. today, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.

Monday, February 27, 2006

MR. W. C. ABBOTT, JR.
Edmonds Funeral Home - Jonesboro, LA

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro for W. C. Abbott, Jr., 92, who passed away Sunday, February 26 at home in Jonesboro after a lengthy illness. Officiating will be Rev. Keith Abbott, Rev. Herb Dickerson, and Father Bob Leonhardt. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, February 27. Internment will be in Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro.

Walter Clarence Abbott, Jr. was born January 5, 1914 in Opelika, AL and was raised at Hope Villa in Ascension Parish. An LSU Alumnus, he was a member of the 1934 National Championship Track Team. In 1944 he and his family moved to Jonesboro, where he served as Jackson Parish County Agent until his retirement in 1974. He is survived by his devoted wife of seventy-one years, Edna Webb Abbott; daughter Blanche and husband Freddie Mac Pardue of San Augustine, TX; three sons and their wives, Robert and Susan Abbott of Alexandria, George and Sue Abbott of West Monroe, and Walter and Gayla Abbott of Ruston; sister Mary Jo Messer of Greenwell Springs; brother-in-law Andrew Sholar of Prairieville. Also surviving are grandchildren Lee Brady, William Fowler II, Laura Dear, Frank, David and Paul Abbott, Kathy Graham, Keith Abbott, Katie Abbott, and twelve great grandchildren.

Mr. Abbott was an avid fisherman of note, and spent many happy retirement years fishing with Edna Lake D'Arbonne. In later years, Mr. Abbott authored two well-received books of short stories about his life in Louisiana, Tales of People and Places in Louisiana and Bayou Manchac in the 1920's.

Pallbearers will be Lynwood Abbott, Frank Abbott, David Abbott, Paul Abbott, Pat Dixon, Kenneth Brown, Andy Brady and Glen McBride.

The family wishes to than the North Central Louisiana Hospice Care for their loving help.

MISS OPHA ARRANT
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe,
Graveside services for Miss Opha "Aunt Ophie" Arrant, 79, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Aunt Ophie's nephew, Travis Arrant will officiate, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe.

Aunt Ophie was born October 17, 1926 in West Monroe, and died February 26, 2006 at Landmark Nursing Home and Rehab in West Monroe, following a lengthy illness. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in West Monroe, and worked for seventeen years in their nursery, and also kept children in her home. After moving to Francis Towers in Monroe, she occasionally attended St. Matthews Catholic Church.

Opha was preceded in death by her father Emmett Arrant, her mother Ellie Mayes Arrant, brothers Clifford Arrant, C P Arrant and J B "Boots" Arrant.
Survivors include nephews, Travis Arrant and wife Karen, and Bruce E. Arrant and wife Barbara; nieces, Debbie Arrant Miller and husband Jerry, and Brenda Arrant Barlow ; great nephews include Al Miller, and Drew Arrant ; great nieces include Miranda Miller Johnson and husband Josh, Janna Arrant and Michelle Miller, Becky Barlow, Beth Barlow; great great nieces, twins Trinity and Katy Johnson; sister-in-laws, Wilma Arrant and Bobbie L. Arrant.

She is also survived by a very dear friend, Norma Jean Peacock. Aunt Ophie was like a mother to her. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Landmark Nursing Home & Rehab and Hospice Care of Louisiana, for their care of Aunt Ophie during her illness.

MELVIN D. "BUCKEYE" HAMILTON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Service for Melvin D. "Buckeye" Hamilton, 66, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 10:00AM Tuesday, February 28, 2006, in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with Rev. Bob Holloway and Rev. George Bonner officiating. Interment will follow in Carlton Cemetery.

Mr. Hamilton died on February 25, 2006, at his residence. He was a Navy Veteran. Mr. Hamilton retired from Olin Kraft and Manville Paper Mill, where he was a maintenance supervisor and Union Representative. He had a true love of the outdoors and all that it entails. He was preceded in death by his father, James "Bunk" Hamilton and brother, Jimmy Hamilton.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Hamilton; mother, Mary Magdeline Hamilton; children, Johnny D. Hamilton and wife Stephanie; Rhonda Golemon and husband, Robert; Melvin D. Hamilton Jr. and wife Christina; Angel Lee Hamilton; and Mary Elizabeth Hamilton; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Raymond Hamilton, Tommy Hamilton, Dorothy Smith, Mary Ellen Walker, Barbara Robert, Linda Gaye Hamilton, and Faye Stuart.

Buckeye had a true love for the outdoors and all that it entales. Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 8:00PM Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Powell, Kyle Reid, Charles May, J. R. Jackson, Gary Stamper, J. Q. Dunn and J. D. Price.

Memorials may be made to Watson Chapel.

MRS.FLOSSIE OLIVER HOUSER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA

Funeral services for, Mrs. Flossie Houser, 94, of Marion, LA will be at 2:00 PM Monday, February 27, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville. Officiating will be Rev. Donald Reeves. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Houser was born November 8, 1911, Marion, LA. She was a member of Dean Baptist Church in Marion.

She is preceded in death by her husband L.M. "Rastus" Houser, her parents Werter and Neva Oliver and eleven siblings.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law; Marjorie and Harold Wisecarver, two granddaughters; Carol and husband Glen Smith, Jamie and husband Rick Hohlt, two great granddaughters; Carla and husband Jerrel Gates and Leslie Hohlt, two great grandsons; Justin and wife Ramee Smith and Adam Hohlt and two great great grandsons; Caleb and Carter Gates, Special Friends Jo and L.V. Towns.

Pallbearers will be: Rodney Ruby, Tommy Head, Danny Cain, Jerry Smith, LeRoy Cole, Randall Pagan, Tony Murray and Richard Towns.

Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Grady Dugas and Clinton Murray.

Memorials may be made to Dean Baptist Church and Union Cemetery Fund.

JOHN PAYNE NOEL, JR.
GEO. H. Lewis & Sons - Houston, TX

John Payne Noel, Jr. died on February 25, 2006. He was born on October 11, 1932 in Monroe, Louisiana to Kate Cox and John Payne Noel. He attended Neville High School in Monroe and Tulane University where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in chemical engineering.

His career in the oil and chemical industry began in 1955 when he joined Gulf Oil Corporation. During his 23 years with Gulf, he held multiple executive positions including Vice President of Petrochemicals. In 1978 Mr. Noel joined Oxirane Chemical Company where he became President. Upon Oxirane's acquisition by Arco Chemical Company, Mr. Noel held various positions among them President of Arco Asia Pacific and retired as Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning.

A life long Episcopalian, he was a member of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston. He was a member of Lakeside Country Club and the Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Throughout his life, he was involved in his church as well as community and professional organizations. Upon retirement, he devoted much of his time helping others through the Tax-Aide Program. Mr. Noel lived his life with integrity, dignity, selflessness, and great courage.
Mr. Noel is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann Shafto Noel; his children, John Payne Noel III and wife, Susan Bartlett Noel, Robert Wesley Noel and wife, Carrie Chester Noel, and Ann Noel Parish and husband John Lannom Parish, Jr.; his nine beloved grandchildren, Christopher Bartlett Noel, Wesley Ryan Noel, Quinton Matthew Noel, Andrew Thomas Noel, Sarah Elizabeth Noel, Valerie Ann Noel, Katherine Sparrow Noel, John Lannom Parish III and Allie Neville Parish; and his sisters, Catherine Noel Bass of Monroe, Louisiana and Diana Noel Ray of Russellville, Kentucky.

The family desires to express their profound gratitude to the doctors and staff at M.D. Anderson who gave Mr. Noel the gift of nine years. Family and close friends will gather for a graveside service at half-past ten o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 28th of February, at the Riverview Cemetery, 3901 South Grand Street in Monroe.

The memorial service will be conducted at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 1st of March, at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue in Houston, with the Rev. Canon John A. Logan, Jr. officiating. Following the service, all are invited to join the family for a reception in the adjacent Great Hall.

Arrangements entrusted to Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Dr., Houston, TX, 77057, 713.789.3005 with assistance in Monroe provided by Mulhearn Funeral Homes, Inc., 2308 Sterlington Rd., Monroe, LA, 71203, 318.323.0505.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests donations in memory of John P. Noel, Jr. be directed to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX , 77210-4486; or to the charity of one's choice.

Wardell Armstrong, 48
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Wardell Armstrong died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

James Walter Arrant, 82
JONESBORO — James Walter Arrant died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Quitman.

Willie Lee Bullard, 88
Willie Lee Bullard, a retired retail salesman of West Monroe, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Delhi Masonic Cemetery, Delhi.

Denver Copeland, 74
Denver Copeland, founder of Copeland Electric of Monroe, died Saturday. Services are 10:30 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lillie Zola Davis, 83
Lillie Zola Davis, a homemaker of West Monroe, died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Robert James Etherton, 79
TALLULAH — Robert James Etherton, a farm hand, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Burial will be in Herrington Cemetery, Monticello. Visitation is 8 a.m. until service.

Dorothy Sivils Goodson, 85
BONITA — Dorothy Sivils Goodson, a lunch room worker, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Dry Bayou Cemetery, Wilmot, Ark. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dan W. Howell, 95
Dan W. Howell, a retired barber of Monroe, died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Betty Lou Pace, 67
OAK GROVE — Betty Lou Pace, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Cowboy Church, Kilbourne. Burial will be in Kilbourne Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Prentiss Lee Porter, 77
TALLULAH — Prentiss Lee Porter, retired from the state Wildlife and Fisheries department, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Tallulah. Burial will be in Legion Cemetery, Newellton, under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Derek Keith Winnon, 20
Derek Keith Winnon, of West Monroe, first mate at Well Enhancement Services of The Woodlands, Texas, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Loch Arbor Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, West Monroe.

Previously Acknowledged
Cox, Elizabeth: 10 a.m. today, Crockett Point Baptist Church.
Dennis, Beulah: noon Tuesday, Harmony Baptist Church, Arcadia.
Dunn, Thelma: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Solomon Temple Baptist Church, Monroe.
Freeland, Tammy Lynn: 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Gatlin, Evan Harold: 1 p.m. today, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Houser, Flossie O.: 2 p.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Matthews, Tempia Ann: 1 p.m. today, Morehouse District Educational Association Building, Collinston.
Stovall, James Samuel "Sammy": 10 a.m. today, Archibald First Baptist Church.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
MSGT. ROBERT W. ANTLEY USMC (Retired)
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Msgt. Robert W. Antley, 70, will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 1, 2006 in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Officiating will be Bro. Stewart Bedillion. Interment will be in Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.
Mr. Antley was born in Point, LA on February 13, 1936 to the union of Dewey and Cumi Antley and died on February 26, 2006 at Saint Francis North due to complications of pneumonia.

He retired from the United States Marine Corps after twenty years of service, proudly serving our country in the Korean and Vietnam wars where he received a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Cliff Henry and sister Nell Smith. Survivors include his son, Bobby Antley and wife Linda of West Monroe; daughters, Gina White and husband Steve of Perryville and Rhonda Robert and husband Mark of West Monroe. Other survivors include the mother of his children, Joan Antley; sisters, Helen LeJeune and Janet Witty all of West Monroe; brother, Jim Antley of Fort Worth, TX and a host of nieces and nephews. Grandchildren include Dana Antley Thompson, Tanner White, Dennie and David Robert and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Steve White, Mark Robert, Paul Little, Tanner White, David Robert and Herman Smith, Jr. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Drs. Art Yarbrough and Keith Calhoun and the staff of St. Francis North on the 5th Floor for the compassion and care given to our Dad. Also, to the nurses and caregivers at the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Monroe, a heart felt thank you for all the wonderful care given to our Dad during his nine years of residency at your Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Visitation will be 5:00 until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

CLAUDE WAYNE BIGGS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Claude Wayne Biggs, 86, of Columbia, LA, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at the Cypress Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Eubanks, Rev. Shaun Waggoner and Rev. George Bonner officiating. Burial will be in the Cypress Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Biggs died February 26, 2006 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He was a member of the Cypress Baptist Church, a veteran of the United States 8th Air Force serving in WWII, and a mason. Survivors include his wife Flo Biggs; son, Billy Biggs and wife Jane; grandchildren, Katie and Tommy Biggs and sister, Evelyn Clark.

Pallbearers will be Tim Owens, Laron Owens, Brian Owens, Mike Parker, Kerry Lenard, Randy Hatten, John Holladay and Jackie Harris.
Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the Cypress Baptist Church.

MRS. LILLIE ZOLA DAVIS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Graveside services for Mrs. Lillie Zola Davis, 83, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe with Rev. Dennis Anger officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Davis passed away on February 26, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Davis was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monroe, LA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Elmon Davis; parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Elisha Sims; sisters, Myrtle S. Brown, Virgie S. McDaniel, Ruby S. Bankston and Mildred S. Williams and brother, James (Bud) Sims, Jr.
Survivors include her son, Thomas Edwin Davis and wife, Sue Corbin Davis; three granddaughters, Ashley D. Owens and husband, Gary, Sharlotte D. Thomas and husband, Lynn and Aynsley D. Ingram and husband, Aron and five great grandchildren, Corbin Ash Owens, Nikolas Davis Thomas, Jacob Allan Ingram, Ashtyn Meredith Ingram and Kynsley Aryn Ingram all of West Monroe, LA.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.

LAURA WALKER FOX
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Graveside services for Mrs. Laura Walker Fox, 89, of Monroe, LA will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, LA. Ron Lowe will be officiating, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Fox was born January 1, 1917 in Goldonna, LA and passed away February 26, 2006 in Monroe, LA. Mrs. Fox was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Fox.

Mrs. Fox is survived by daughters, Shaaron Hutto and husband Mark, Nelwyn Edmonds and Sybil Todd and husband Dan; and also survived by two brothers, three sisters, six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Todd, Danny Todd, Tommy Edmonds, Mark Hutto, Scott Johnson and Ryan Soelter.

DAN WILSON HOWELL
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe

Services for Mr. Dan Wilson Howell, 95, of Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 28, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Carl Shurte and Rev. Terry Love officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Howell, a retired barber who worked in the Monroe area for over fifty years, was born November 29, 1910, in Mize, MS, and died February 26, 2006, in Monroe, LA. He attended First United Methodist Church in Monroe. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Lena M. Howell and son, Doyle B. Howell.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Alexander Howell; sons, Van Howell of Bossier City, LA and Jack A. Howell of West Monroe, LA; daughter, Dennie V. Page of West Monroe, LA; brother, Jack L. Howell of Washington; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Russell Alexander of Ruston, LA, Ron Alexander of Monroe, LA, Brenda Atkins of Ruston, LA, and Kem Alexander of Monroe, LA; seven step grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Cordaro, Joseph Cordaro, Shelton Hayslip, Ryan Hayslip, Jim Howell, and Hiram Young.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff on second floor North at Christus St. Joseph Home and Dr. Orfaly and Dr. El Malah. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

W.C. Abbott Jr., 92
JONESBORO — W.C. Abbott Jr. died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at Gayla Traina Cemetery, Jonesboro.

Opha Arrant, 79
Opha Arrant of West Monroe, a retired day-care worker, died Sunday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Mount Vernon Cemetery, West Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Harold E. Banks, 74
Harold E. Banks of West Monroe, a retired laboratory specialist with the state of Louisiana, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Claude Wayne Biggs, 86
Claude Wayne Biggs of West Monroe, a retired mechanic, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Cypress Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 11 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mary Kathryn Cobb, 70
SALINE — Mary Kathryn Cobb died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Old Saline Baptist Church, Saline. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Melvin D. Hamilton, 66
Melvin D. "Buckeye" Hamilton of West Monroe, a retired supervisor with Manville/Olinkraft Inc., died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be at Carlton Cemetery, Calhoun.

Jacqueline G. Higgins, 58
OAK GROVE — Jacqueline Gould Higgins, a medical clerk, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lake Providence City Cemetery.

Dan W. Howell, 95
Dan W. Howell of Monroe, a retired barber, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lillie Everette Peevy, 89
Lillie Everette Peevy of Monroe, a homemaker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Veola Shaw, 80
Veola Shaw of Monroe, a cook, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Methodist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at J.S. Clark Cemetery, Monroe.

Tommie J. Wheeler, 56
Tommie James Wheeler of Monroe, a custodian, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Previously Acknowledged
Dennis, Beulah: noon today, Harmony Baptist Church, Arcadia.
Dunn, Thelma: 1 p.m. today, Solomon Temple Baptist Church, Monroe.
Goodson, Dorothy Sivils: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Porter, Prentiss Lee: 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Tallulah.