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


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

MR. HAROLD EUGENE BANKS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Service for Mr. Harold Eugene Banks, 74, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 10:30AM Thursday, March 2, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with Rev. Mike Haney officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Banks died on February 27, 2006. He was a member of St. Paschal Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #1337. Mr. Banks was preceded in death by his grandson, George Banks Frost; and parents, Lewis and Delma Banks. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Banks; daughters, Georgette Hampton and husband, Michael and Cyndi Traylor and husband Mark; grandchildren, Brandi Traylor, Christi Traylor, Bruce Frost, Jr. and wife, Shannon; sister, Evelyn Holifield and husband Charles of Laurel, MS; and great grandchild, Aiden Bellot, Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Pallbearers will be Bruce Frost, Sr., Bruce Frost, Jr., Gene Lilly, Ricky Lilly, Ray Scharf and Don Clowers. Visitation will be from 4:30 PM until 8:00PM Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe. A Vigil Wake service will be held at 5:00 P.M. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.

EDGAR "ED" NEELEY MAY
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Ruston, LA
Funeral services for Edgar "Ed" Neeley May, 78, of Ruston will be held Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 10AM in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Rev. Jimmy Pyles and Rev. B.K. Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in Cook Cemetery in Ruston.

Mr. May passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2006 in Monroe following a long illness. Mr. May was a member of the Methodist Church. He had served in the US Navy during WW II. Mr. May was a lifetime member of the VFW and The American Legion. Survivors include his wife of over fifty-five years, Mildred F. May of Ruston; son, Rick May of Ruston; daughter, Sharon Hobby and husband John of Shreveport; grandchildren, Leslie and husband Dr. David Hudson of Nashville, TN and Johnny Hobby and wife Kathy of Nashville, TN; great grandchildren, Johnathon and Nicholas Hudson; sisters- in-law, Henrietta Rapp of Houston, TX and Betty Ford of Austin, TX and three nephews.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Chaplin, Al Stewart, Frank Goodgoin, S.B. Baker James M. Otwell and Lescar Harlan. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Temple Baptist Church, both in Ruston; American Cancer Society or the American Heart Fund. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 1, 2006 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. The Family wishes to extend special thanks to the Doctors and staff at St. Francis M.C.

Robert W. Antley, 70
BASTROP - Robert W. Antley, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.

Victor Brownfield, 70
BASTROP - Victor Brownfield, an orderly, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

James Carter, 78
HOUSTON, Texas ó James Carter, a plumber formerly of Newellton, died Feb. 22. Services are 1 p.m. today at Augusta Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Burial will be at Cuba Cemetery, Gilbert, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Lillie Zola Davis, 83
Lillie Zola Davis of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Betty Jane Fautheree, 62
Betty Jane Fautheree of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hurricane Cemetery near Arcadia.

Laura Walker Fox, 89
Laura Walker Fox of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Jackie Gibson, 53
SACRAMENTO, Calif. ó Jackie Gibson, a Postal Service worker formerly of Monroe, died Feb. 19. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Powell Street Extension Cemetery.

Jamie Grant, 90
ST. JOSEPH ó Jamie Grant, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Lyvorne D. Houston, 70
Lyvorne Dunnaway Houston of Monroe died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Holman Lee, 79
COLLINSTON ó Holman Lee, a logger, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Ledell Lee, 55
HATTIESBURG, Miss. ó Ledell Lee, a construction worker formerly of Delhi, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Joe Lewis, 50
BASTROP ó Joe Lewis, a farmer, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Emma Lee Madison, 59
LAS VEGAS, Nev. ó Emma Lee Madison, a homemaker formerly of Bastrop, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Charles 'Buddy' Moore, 70
BASTROP ó Charles Leon "Buddy" Moore, a retired towboat chief engineer, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Brian Perry, 30
Brian Perry of St. Tammany Parish, a welder formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Catherine J. Robinson, 51
Catherine J. Robinson of Monroe, a homemaker, was found dead in Catahoula Parish on Oct. 1. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Bennie Ray Scales, 65
FLINT, Mich. ó Bennie Ray Scales, a truck driver formerly of Dubach, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Robert Skipper, 82
FERRIDAY ó Robert Skipper, a construction worker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Audrey Smith, 69
BASTROP ó Audrey Smith, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

James L. Teague, 75
TALLULAH ó James L. Teague died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

George Ray Terral, 51
SHREVEPORT ó George Ray Terral, a supervisor for Church's Chicken, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield. Burial will be at Transport Cemetery, Dodson.

Janet Lee Thomas, 50
Janet Lee Thomas of Monroe, a nurse's aide, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Baptist Church near Delhi. Visitation is 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe, and 4 to 7 p.m. at McFarland Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be at St. John Community Cemetery near Delhi.

Ellen Wheeler, 54
BASTROP ó Ellen Wheeler, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Walter Wheeler, 81
RAYVILLE ó Walter Wheeler, a handyman, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Previously Acknowledged
Cobb, Mary Kathryn: 10 a.m. today, Old Saline Baptist Church, Saline.
Higgins, Jacqueline Gould: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Lake Providence.
Shaw, Veola: 11 a.m. today, St. John Methodist Church, Monroe.


March 2, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ROBERT KENNETH CHENNAULT
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Robert Kenneth Chennault, 81, of Ferriday, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 3, 2006 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Ray Owens, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, LA. Mr. Chennault passed away March 1, 2006 at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Mr. Chennault was born in Honolulu, HI, where his father was stationed in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mr. Chennault was preceded in death by his father and mother, General Claire Lee Chennault and Nell T. Chennault; sister, Peggy Lee; brothers, David Chennault, Jack Chennault, Max Chennault and Charles Chennault.

Mr. Chennault was a member of the Sevier United Methodist Church in Ferriday, La. He was retired from Chevron Oil Company and for the past twenty-five years has been the superintendent of the Lake St. John Water District. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran during World War II.

Survivors his wife, Mrs. Ruth Harper Chennault of Ferriday, LA; daughter, Kathleen Winston of Farmville, VA; son, Ken Chennault of Vicksburg, MS; grandchildren, Sara and Rachael Winston; sister, Rosemary Chennault Simrall of West Monroe, LA, and brother, Pat Chennault of Ferriday, LA.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Jones, Norman Martien, III, James Martien, Douglas Voorhies, Mike Calloway, Jeffery McGee and Roger Gaskin. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM Friday until service time at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Aviation and Military Museum, 701 Kansas Lane, Monroe, LA 71203.

BRIAN NELSON PERRY
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Services for Brian Nelson Perry, 30, of Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 3, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Glynn Gardner officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Brian, a pipe welder who worked for TurnAround Welding Services, was born January 19, 1976, in Monroe, LA and died February 28, 2006, in St. Tammany Parish, LA. He served in the Army National Guard, was an avid deer hunter and loved to ride his Harley Davidson. He dearly loved his nephew and niece.

Survivors include his parents, Herbert and Carolyn Perry of Monroe; brother and sister-in-law, Bert and Carrie Perry of Monroe; nephew and niece, Zane and Josee Perry; grandmother, Mildred Abrams of Monroe and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be John Paul Pruden, Parker Wilkes, T.J. Wright, Gabe Landry, Chris Smith and Matt Woods. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

CARL JAMES FRUSHA
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Services for Mr. Carl James Frusha, 69, of West Monroe, will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 3, 2006, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, with Rev. Joseph Puthuppally officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Mr. Frusha was born December 4, 1936, to Hollis J. Frusha and Oral Lee Moses Frusha of DeRidder, LA, and died February 28, 2006, at his place of business in Monroe doing the work he loved. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his mother and father-in-law, Nova Lee Welch Evans and Clyde L. Evans and his daughter, Anne Elizabeth "Missy" Frusha of Lake Charles.

Carl was a veteran of the United States Air Force Counter Intelligence Division where he served his country from 1956 to 1960. In the 1970's the family lived in Texarkana, TX where Carl was a Dixie Youth Baseball coach, Scout Master, and basketball referee and coach starting the first area Little League Basketball program. During this time and throughout his adult life he taught his son well how to be an athlete, a sportsman, and a man. He touched many young lives and his teams were always his champs.

For the past twenty-five years, Carl was the General Manager of Buffington Corporation of Monroe. He was a board member of Mid States Wholesale Building Materials Association. He was a lumberman known throughout the southeast as one who always put people before product.

Carl was a devoted husband for fifty years to his high school sweetheart, Nancy Evans Frusha. He was also a loving father and cherished mentor to his two children and daughter-in-law. The joy of Carl's life was his family, most especially his two precious granddaughters to whom he was the greatest PawPaw in the world. He is survived by his wife Nancy of West Monroe; son, Dr. Carl E. "Van" Frusha and his wife Susan Ditta Frusha and Carl's two granddaughters, Samantha Rose and Victoria Anne all of Monroe; two brothers, Dr. Charles Frusha of DeRidder and Ronald Frusha of Conroe, TX; a sister, Marilyn Frusha Talbert of Keithville and a brother-in-law, Jim Evans of Lake Charles. In addition, he had several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncle, cousins and in-laws.

Pallbearers will be his co-workers, Lamar Buffington, Jeff Flanagan, Al Rouchon, and Fred Hillard. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friendships Ltd., Park West Children's Fund, Inc., Lake Charles, LA. Carl will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

CHARLIE V. DANNA
Broussard's Mortuary - Beaumont, TX
Charlie V. Danna, 82, of Beaumont died February 27, 2006 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont, TX.
For service information please log onto our website at www.broussardsmortuary.com.

In Loving Memory of Stacy Tyson
3/2/73~3/2/99 Your Mother, Brother & Grandmother "It's only for a while that we must part; so we'll keep the memories of you within our hearts"

MRS. BETTY JANE FAUTHEREE
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jane Fautheree, 62, of West Monroe, LA will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 2, 2006 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA with Bro. Kevin Richard of Emmanuel Baptist Church Eunice, LA officiating. Burial will be in Hurricane Cemetery near Arcadia, LA.

Mrs. Fautheree passed away February 27, 2006 in Eunice, LA after a sudden illness. She was born May 1, 1943 to the union of Tommy Guy and Marjorie Sanders in Transylvania, LA.

Mrs. Fautheree's faith in the Lord was so strong that she was able to turn everything over to Him. This allowed her to completely enjoy her time left with her family. She was active in the PTA while her children were in school. She was her grandchildren's number one cheerleader for all their activities. She loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie Sanders, father and mother, Tommy Guy and Louise Jones Sanders.

Survivors include her loving husband of forty-four years, Douglas Gene Fautheree; children, Harold Guy Fautheree and wife, Carrie Lanae, Michael Gene Fautheree and wife, Tammy, Rachel Deiter and husband, Tim, and Carrie Fautheree; seven grandchildren, Sabrina Fautheree of Converse, TX, Ember and Heather Carmichael, Jonathan Fautheree, Collin Peoples of West Monroe, LA, Malynda and T. J. Deiter of Monroe, LA; brothers, Garry Sanders and wife, Martha of Longview, TX, John Eddy Sanders of Oak Grove, LA, Wayne Boyte and wife, Jeannette of Oak Grove, LA and Larry Boyte and wife, Carol of Monroe, LA; sisters, Gloria Blackwell and husband, Bobby of Chatham, LA, Ethel McGlothlin and husband, John of Bay City, TX, Faye Aarons and husband, Willie of Oak Grove, LA, and Mae Taylor and husband, Larry of Richardson, TX; very special friend, Mandy Price; special cousins, Devon and Linda Woodall and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Keith Woodall, Devone Woodall, Jr., Ronnie Fredericks, Tim Deiter, Willie Aarons, and Larry Taylor. Visitation will be from 11:30 AM Thursday until service time at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Harold E. Banks, 74
Harold E. Banks of West Monroe, a retired state of Louisiana laboratory specialist, died Monday. Services are 10:30 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Harold David Fatheree, 54
COLUMBIA ó Harold David Fatheree, a draftsman, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Burial will be at Columbia Hill Cemetery.

Adline J. Hamilton, 64
Adline J. Hamilton of Monroe, a retired seamstress, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Tried Stone Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery, Fort Necessity. A wake service is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Laverne D. Houston, 70
DENTON, Texas ó Laverne D. Houston, a homemaker formerly of Monroe, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

John 'Jack' Lee, 68
John "Jack" Lee of Monroe, vice president for marketing with CenturyTel, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sarah Lewis, 80
TALLULAH ó Sarah Lewis died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Edgar Neeley May, 78
RUSTON ó Edgar "Ed" Neeley May, a finance company branch manager, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be at Cook Cemetery, Ruston.

Estelle McCulloch, 74
RAYVILLE ó Estelle Marie McCulloch, a retired cashier, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation is 5-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greer Cemetery.

Previously Acknowledged
Fautheree, Betty Jane: 1 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Gibson, Jackie: 1 p.m. Saturday, Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 2-7 Friday at Hester Central
State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Houston, Lyvorne Dunnaway: 11 a.m. Friday, Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Moore, Charles Leon "Buddy": 2 p.m. Friday, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Thomas, Janet Lee: 11 a.m. Friday, St. John Baptist Church, near Delhi.


March 3, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

EUNICE WAITS CASTEEL
Rose-Neath Funeral Home - Arcadia, LA
Funeral services will be held for Eunice Waits Casteel, 90, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel Arcadia, on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Hurricane cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday.

Mrs. Casteel was born June 27 1915 in Arcadia. She entered into rest March 1, 2006 in Monroe, LA after a long illness. She is survived by two sons, David W. Casteel of Lake City, FL and Philip A. and wife Denice Casteel of Monroe, LA; one daughter, Mary Lynn Bolton of Arcadia, LA and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and David Wayne Jr. Casteel.

MR. HAROLD DAVID FATHEREE
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Harold David Fatheree, age 54, of Columbia will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, March 3,2006 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia with the Revs. Don Boyett and Lindell Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in the Columbia Hill Cemetery.

Harold David Fatheree was born on March 26, 1951 at Columbia, LA to the union of his parents, Raymond and Audie Perot Fatheree. He was a draftsman and was preceded in death by his brother John Brian "Johnny" Fatheree.

Survivors include his two daughters, Amy Brown and her husband Scott and Anna Fatheree all of Monroe; two granddaughters, Maddy Brown and Kady Beth Brown; his mother and father, Audie and Raymond Fatheree of Columbia; three brothers, Mike Fatheree of Clarks, Russell Fatheree of Columbia and Ronnie Fatheree of West Monroe and three sisters, Pat Rider of Columbia, Ruby Smith of Columbia and Teresa Hendrix of Kelly, LA. The family will receive visitors on Friday from 9:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home.

ELIZABETH PITTMAN JOHNSON
Elizabeth Pittman Johnson, 45, beloved daughter, mother and sister died March 1, 2006. She was born on January 25, 1961 in Monroe, LA.

She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Pittman, Sr. She is survived by two daughters, Kelly Emerson, U.S. Army PFC and Amanda Johnson of Haughton, LA; her mother, Maude Pittman of Monroe; two sisters, Ethel Rodden of Choudrant, LA and Angela Patton of Monroe; two brothers, Howard Pittman, Jr. of Texas City, TX and Michael Pittman of West Monroe and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a graduate of St. Frederick High School. A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroe until she moved to Haughton. She became a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Bossier. She was employed by the law firm of Cook, Yancy, King, and Galloway of Shreveport for twenty years.

She was a wonderful person who brought joy to the lives of others. She will be greatly missed. To all the wonderful doctors and nurses at Baylor Hospital, Texas and the staff of Grace Home, Shreveport, we wish to thank you for the care that you gave. To all her many friends and co-workers who came and supported us through these trying times, thank you. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the YWCA of Northwest Louisiana or your local domestic abuse shelter.

JOHN "JACK" E. LEE
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA
John "Jack" E. Lee, Telecommunications Vice President, dies at 68.
Services for Mr. John "Jack" E. Lee of Monroe will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, March 3, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe with Rev. Fred Rushing officiating. Jack Lee, Vice President of Product and Segment Management for CenturyTel, died on March 1, 2006 at home in Monroe, Louisiana. He was 68. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, his family said.

Jack was born in Charleston, WV on February 24, 1938. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1956 and joined the Navy immediately afterwards. He met and married Carole L. Roe in 1960.

Jack began his long career in telecommunications with C&P Telephone. He worked in marketing for AT&T in New Jersey and among other positions; he ran a sales branch in Boston. From 1989 to 1994, he and his wife Carole lived in New Zealand where he led the effort to take New Zealand Telecom from a public utility to a private entity. They also lived in Hong Kong for a short time before returning to New Jersey in 1994. Jack was VP of Marketing for Intermedia in Tampa, FL before joining CenturyTel in 2002.

Jack was an avid golfer. His love of the game was only second to his devotion to his wife Carole and his children and grandchildren.

Carole survives him, along with a daughter, Candice Bryden of Gillette, NJ; son, John and wife Teresa of California and son, Chris and wife Kelly of Chester, NJ; a brother, Donald and wife Toni from Atlanta, GA; a sister, Dolores Britton and husband OG from Ripley, WV and seven grandchildren, Jessica, Alex, Samantha, Alisha, Amanda, Ryan and Courtney. No words can express the depth of sadness that Jack has lost his courageous battle. A gentle, kind-hearted man, who will remain forever in our memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack's name to PanCAN, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 877-272-6226, ww.pancan.org. Services will be held on March 3, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe, LA.

ANNETTE A. MCKINNIE
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Ruston, LA
Funeral services for Annette A. McKinnie, 84, of Ruston will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Officiating will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Interment will be at Farmerville City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. McKinnie passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 in Ruston. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for forty-one years. She was a homemaker, Church hostess and was an employee for Lewis's for a short time. Mrs. McKinnie was a dedicated Mother, devoted Grandmother and a delighted Great Grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband E.B. "Shorty" McKinnie. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Eley and husband John W. of Ruston; son, Jeffrey M. McKinnie of Ruston; two brothers, D.E. "Dan" Albritton of Shreveport and J.C. "Buck" Albritton and wife Evelyn of Farmerville; two grandsons, Nathan B. Eley of Ruston and Aaron W. Eley and wife Aleta of Monroe; two great grandchildren, Auguste William and Amity Elise Eley of Monroe and numerous special nieces, nephews and relatives.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Friday, March 3, 2006 at the funeral home. The family would like to say a special thanks to Elton Dugan and the staff of Alpine Guest Care Center. Thanks also to J.V. Jones and staff.

JOSEPH LEON MILLER, SR.
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe

Graveside services for Mr. Joseph Leon Miller, Sr., 80, of Monroe will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 4, 2006, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Hood officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mr. Miller passed away February 28, 2006 at St. Francis North Hospital. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, the Korean conflict and retired from the Navy as a Gunner's Mate Second Class. He loved camping and fishing. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Frances and a son, Joseph Miller, Jr.

Mr. Miller is survived by his children, Eric Miller and wife, Dina of Mangham, LA, Frances Heath and husband, Larry of Clayton, OK, Frank David Miller and wife, Vicki of Allen, TX, and Robert Miller and wife, Leslie of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, David Kelly, Dava Leyva, Zachary Miller, Erica Miller, Melissa Miller, Kyle Miller, and Bailey Miller; four great grandchildren, Lexis, Rye, Mia, and Ava and numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be David Christopher Kelly, Zach Miller, Carlos Layva, Rye Kelly, Kyle Miller, and Larry Heath.

Sharon Anderson, 37
Sharon Anderson of Monroe, a nurse's assistant, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Berean Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Wardell Armstrong, 48
TALLULAH ó Wardell Armstrong, a laborer, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Burial will be at New Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Elaine Beasley, 61
SHREVEPORT ó Elaine Beasley died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church, Friendship. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at Friendship Cemetery.

Victor L. Brownfield, 70
BASTROP ó Victor L. Brownfield, an orderly, died Sunday. Services are noon Saturday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at H.V. Adams Cemetery.

Alton Bynum, 81
Alton Bynum of Monroe, retired from the Port Authority of New Orleans, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Restlawn Cemetery, Avondale. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Delores Caldwell, 50
SACRAMENTO, Calif. ó Delores Caldwell, a homemaker formerly of Monroe, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Robert K. Chennault, 81
FERRIDAY ó Robert Kenneth Chennault, a retired plant operator with Chevron Oil Co., died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 1 p.m. today until service time. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Eva Rae Eddines, 91
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ó Eva Rae Eddines, a homemaker formerly of Monroe, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Ola Fowler Foster, 90
BERNICE ó Ola Fowler Foster died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at Chatham Cemetery.

C.B. French, 72
C.B. French of West Monroe, a cattleman, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Carl James Frusha, 69
Carl James Frusha of West Monroe, general manager of Buffington Corp. Lumber and Building Supply, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. today at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Joe Lewis Fudge, 50
BASTROP ó Joe Lewis Fudge, a construction worker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at Beekman Cemetery, Beekman.

Mattie Galvin, 50
TALLULAH ó Mattie Galvin died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith GoldenGate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Jamie O. Grant, 94
ST. JOSEPH ó Jamie O. Grant, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Pilgrim Chapel Baptist Church, St. Joseph. Burial will be at Panola Cemetery, St. Joseph, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Adline J. Hamilton, 64
Adline J. Hamilton of Monroe, a retired seamstress, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Tried Stone Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Morning Star Cemetery, Fort Necessity, under the direction of Richardson-Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Polly Hinkle, 54
TALLULAH ó Polly Hinkle, a laborer, died Friday. Services are noon Saturday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be at New Oakwood Cemetery, Tallulah.

Boyce Holden, 85
JONESBORO ó Boyce Holden died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery, Jonesboro.

Charles Ray Jackson, 42
DALLAS, Texas ó Charles Ray Jackson, a laborer formerly of Rayville, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Holman Lee, 80
COLLINSTON ó Holman Lee, a logger, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Ollie Grove Baptist Church, Collinston. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Trousdale Hill Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

John "Jack" E. Lee, 68
John "Jack" E. Lee of Monroe, vice-president of product and segment management for CenturyTel, died Wednesday. Memorial services are 11 a.m. today in Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Lidell Lee, 61
HATTIESBURG, Miss. ó Lidell Lee, a farmer formerly of Delhi, died Friday. Services are noon Saturday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Waverly Cemetery.

Frances Louise Owens, 93
RUSTON ó Frances Louise Owens, a retired bookkeeper formerly of Providence, R.I., died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ruston.

Lillie Everette Peevy, 89
Lillie Everette Peevy of Monroe, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are noon Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Brian Nelson Perry, 30
Brian Nelson Perry of Monroe, a pipe welder, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Catherine J. Robinson, 51
Catherine J. Robinson of Monroe, a homemaker, was found dead in Catahoula Parish on Oct. 1. Memorial services are 11 a.m. March 11 at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Timothy Ray Rose, 24
Timothy Ray Rose of Monroe, a lineman/journeyman, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Bennie Ray Scales, 65
FLINT, Mich. ó Bennie Ray Scales, a truck driver formerly of Dubach, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Baptist Church, Dubach. Visitation is 10 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Audrey Smith, 67
BASTROP ó Audrey Smith, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Spearsville. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Christopher Spearman, 37
Christopher Spearman of Monroe, a farmer, died Feb. 17. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Ellen Wheeler, 64
BASTROP ó Ellen Wheeler, a homemaker, died Feb. 24. Services are noon Saturday at St. Timothy Missionary Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at Red Hill Cemetery, Mer Rouge.

Tommie J. Wheeler, 56
Tommie James Wheeler of Monroe, a custodian, died Feb. 25. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Walker Wheeler, 80
RAYVILLE ó Walker Wheeler, a farmer, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Baptist Church, Rayville. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Gracie Winnfield, 86
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. ó Gracie Winnfield, a homemaker formerly of Collinston, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Previously Acknowledged
Fatheree, Harold David: 10 a.m. today, Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.
Gibson, Jackie: 1 p.m. Saturday, Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe.
Houston, Laverne D.: 11 a.m. today, Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
McCulloch, Estelle Marie: 2 p.m. today, Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Moore, Charles Leon "Buddy": 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Thomas, Janet Lee: 11 a.m. today, St. John Baptist Church, near Delhi.


March 4, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

SUE ELLINGTON DANIEL
John Kramer & Son - Alexandria, LA.

Services for Sue Ellington Daniel will be at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 5, 2006, in the chapel of John Kramer & Son with Rev. Dan O'Connor officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ball under the direction of John Kramer & Son

Mrs. Daniel age 87 died in St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Monroe after a lengthy illness. She was a graduate of Bolton High School, long-term resident of Alexandria and a member of Prompt Succor Parish for many years. She was previously active in the Alexandria Junior League, the Alexandria Garden Club, Menard and Providence Parent Teacher groups and numerous other community service organizations. She was married to the late James Moody Ellington who passed away in 1964, and the late William Allen Daniel, who passed away in 1998.

Sue Daniel is survived by: son, Jay Ellington of Alexandria, LA.; two daughters, Maida Sue Ellington of Monroe, LA, Myra Ellington Lawrence of Monroe, LA.; four brothers, R. W. Ellington, Jr. of Monroe, LA, John James Ellington of Moorpark, CA., William C. Ellington of Alexandria, LA, Bobby E. Ellington of Dry Prong, LA; one sister, Auline E. Derbonne of Shreveport, LA.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Friends are asked to call from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM Sunday at John Kramer & Son. The family has requested that donations be made to the National Alzheimer's Association, The National Heart Association, or to the charity of your choice. Notes of condolence may be sent to the family online at kramerfunerals@aol.com

LEON GRIGSBY
7/24/29~3/4/04 Missed by your loving wife, children and grandchildren...
No more we hear you kindly voice, or see your kindly face. There still is here your vacant chair, no one can take your place. Fond hearts that loved you dearly are filled with grief and pain. We pray to reunite with you in Heaven once again.

MIKE HOYEM
Fort Myers, FL.
A memorial service for Mike Hoyem, 51, who died of lung cancer Wednesday, will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday at his home, 3417 Via Torcida, Fort Myers, FL.

Hoyem worked as a reporter for The News-Star for 10 years before moving to Fort Myers in 1990. He graduated from Northeast Louisiana University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Survivors include his parents, Dorothy and Don Hoyem of Monroe, LA.; brothers, Jon of Panama City, FL., Scott of Montgomery, Ala. and Pat of Lafayette; sisters Liz of Murraysville, PA, and Janet of Tampa, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Patty Berg Cancer Center at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center, 2727 Winkler Ave., Fort Myers, FL. 33901

LLOYD P. JACKS, Ph.D.
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA.
Dr. Lloyd P. Jacks, 84, of West Monroe, LA. passed away on March 3, 2006 after an extended illness. He was born October 29, 1921 from the union of Joseph and Nora Sharp Jacks in Stewart, MS. Visitation for Dr. Jacks will be held from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, Sunday, March 5, 2006 with the funeral services following at 4:30 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA with Brother James Garner officiating. Burial will be in the Murray Cemetery in Murray, KY where Dr. Durwood Beatty will officiate, under the direction of J. H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Dr. Jacks was a career agricultural educator and the author of many instructional aids widely used in vocational agricultural circles. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Mississippi State University and his doctorate from Louisiana State University. he served on the faculty of several Mississippi High schools, Mississippi State University, and Murray State University where he was Head of the Division of Agricultural Education for many years. Such was his personality and abilities that many of his students sought him out years after their graduation to thank him for the positive impact that he had on their lives. Dr. Jacks was a member of McClendon Baptist Church. His interest included gardening, horticulture, camping, genealogy, travel, Rotary Club, and the deacon's ministry. He served in the Mississippi Home Guard during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, three sisters, and his wife of 53 years, Fay Steen Jacks.

Survivors include a son, Patrick Lloyd Jacks, and his wife, Susan, of Jackson, TN, a daughter, Donna Jacks Ingram, and her husband, Jerry, of West Monroe, LA, a brother, Troy Jacks, of Laurel, MS, three grandchildren, Caleb Ingram of Greenville, SC and Christopher and Melissa Jacks of Jackson, TN, a great-grandson, Christian Jacks, also of Jackson, TN along with a special friend, Mary Jo Fulton, of West Monroe, LA.

The family wishes to extend our special thanks to his doctors, and the nurses and staff of the Louisiana Extended Care Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Dr. Lloyd P. and Fay Steen Jacks Memorial Scholarship through the Murray State Foundation at 100 Nash House, Murray, KY 42074-3316

TIMOTHY RAY ROSE
Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, La.
Funeral services for Timothy Ray Rose, 24, of Downsville, LA. will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 5, 2006 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. with Rev. David Kyle and Rev. Terry Slawson officiating. Burial will be in the Downsville Cemetery.

Timothy passed on Thursday, March 2, 2006. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, George Enis Rose. Survivors include his wife, Allyson Sheppard Rose; parents, Russell Dale and Samay Cauthron Rose; Grandmother, Mary Lea Wright Rose; father and mother-in-law, Phillip and Teresa Sheppard; brother, Russell Rose and wife Dawn; niece, Caroline Grace Rose; brother-in-law, Clint Sheppard and wife Lea; sisters-in-law, Katie Sheppard and Shelby Sheppard and special friends, Frank, Carol and Chad Muscanero.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Gorman, Edward Ezell, Kenny Ezell, John Barfield, Lance Antley, Chris "Dauber" Langley, Joe Postel and Frank Muscanero. Honorary Pallbearers will be Justin Wall, Houston Gordon and Mike Cook.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to any of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Funds. Timothy lived hard, played hard, worked hard and loved hard. He will be missed by all who knew him.

William Allen, 81
LAKE PROVIDENCE ó William Allen, a custodian, died Monday. Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is noon until 5 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in Way-A-Way Cemetery.

William Chatman, 55
NEWELLTON ó William Chatman, a security guard, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. today at St. Luke Baptist Church, Newellton. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery, Newellton, under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Gladys Holdeman, 90
Gladys Holdeman of Monroe, a retired bookkeeper for Ouachita Cigar and Tobacco Co., died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Annette A. McKinnie, 84
RUSTON ó Annette A. McKinnie, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Ruston. Burial will be in Farmerville City Cemetery, Farmerville, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Joseph Leon Miller Sr., 80
Joseph Leon Miller Sr. of Monroe, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Kathleen L. Rogers, 92
COLUMBIA ó Kathleen Lutrick Rogers, a homemaker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Previously Acknowledged
Anderson, Sharon: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Berean Baptist Church, Monroe.
Armstrong, Wardell: 1 p.m. today, Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Beasley, Elaine: 2 p.m. Sunday, Friendship Baptist Church, Friendship.
Brownfield, Victor L.: noon today, Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Bynum, Alton: 2 p.m. today, Restlawn Cemetery, Avondale.
Foster, Ola Fowler: 2 p.m. today, Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham.
French, C.B.: 1 p.m. today, Calvary Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Fudge, Joe Lewis: 2 p.m. Sunday, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Gibson, Jackie: 1 p.m. today, Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe.
Hamilton, Adline J.: 11 a.m. today, Tried Stone Baptist Church, Monroe.
Hinkle, Polly: noon today, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Holden, Boyce: 11 a.m. today, Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Lee, Holman: 1 p.m. today, Ollie Grove Baptist Church, Collinston.
Lee, Lidell: noon today, Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Owens, Frances Louise: 2 p.m. Monday, Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.
Peevy, Lillie Everette: noon today, Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Robinson, Catherine J.: 11 a.m. March 11, Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.
Scales, Bennie Ray: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hopewell Baptist Church, Dubach.
Smith, Audrey: 2 p.m. Monday, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Spearsville.
Wheeler, Ellen: noon today, St. Timothy Missionary Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Wheeler, Tommie James: 2 p.m. today, Liberty Hill Baptist Church, Monroe.
Wheeler, Walker: 1 p.m. today, Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Baptist Church, Rayville.


March 5, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MARVIN BISHOP NOLEN, III
Comer Funeral Home - Ferriday, LA
Funeral services for Marvin Bishop Nolen, III, age 59, of Sicily Island, LA will be held on at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 6, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Sicily Island, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Foster and Rev. Robert Martin. Interment will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery in Sicily Island, LA under the direction of Comer Funeral Home in Ferriday, LA. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday in the Church.

Mr. Nolen was born on February 17, 1947 in Wisner, LA to the union of Marvin B. Jr. and Catherine M. Nolen and passed away on Friday, March 3, 2006 at his residence.

"Brother" was a 1965 graduate of Sicily Island High School. He attended Louisiana Tech University where a received a B.S. degree in Political Science in 1969 and an M.S. degree in Education in 1978. He was an educator in Catahoula Parish for thirty-three years. He began his teaching career in December 1969 and retired in May 2003. He worked as an assistant football coach under Raymond Peace and succeeded him as Principal of Sicily Island High School in 1984 and remained there until his retirement. Prior to that he was Assistant Principal at Martin Jr. High from 1974 to 1984. "Brother" was an avid sportsman and conservationist. He enjoyed archery with his friends at the Hilltop Archery Range in Sicily Island and deer hunting on his farm with his sons-in-law and grandchildren. "Brother" was preceded in death by his mother Kitty Nolen and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Nolen, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. J.G. McNair.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-nine years, Candy Stewart Nolen of Sicily Island, LA; three daughters, Heather Clark and her husband, Mark of Kennisaw, GA, Missy Jones and her husband, Barry of Knoxville, TN and Jessica Weeks and her husband, Casey Lamar of Madison, MS; grandchildren, Roxie and Ainsley Clark and Chandler and Avery Jones; father and step-mother, Marvin and Neva Nolen of Baton Rouge, LA and sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Albert Krause of Fort Pierce, FL. Pallbearers will be David Edmonds, Bill Stubbs, John Chisum, Jon Guice, Barry Jenkins and Joe McGee. Honorary pallbearers will be A.B. Chisum, Charlie Sanson, Charles Miller, Keith Guice, H.C. Lewis and Lynn Evans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, First United Methodist Church of Sicily Island, National Prostate Coalition, or the conservation organization of your choice.

JUDGE ROBERT TURNER FARR
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Funeral services for Judge Robert T. Farr are set for 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 401 Sherrouse Ave. in Monroe with Rev. Paul Sabin officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Judge Farr died Friday, March 3, 2006, following a brief illness. He was born June 1, 1922, in Monroe, LA where he remained a life long resident. He was a 1939 graduate of Ouachita Parish High School, received his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University in 1943, and his law degree from LSU Law School in 1949. Judge Farr served in the United States Army from 1943-1946, being discharged as a Master Sergeant. He served in the Pacific area during WWII and received the Bronze Star.

He engaged in the practice of law from 1949-1968, becoming a partner in the firm which is now known as Davenport, Files, and Kelly. In 1968, he was appointed as Judge of the Fourth Judicial District, Division C, Ouachita & Morehouse Parishes, following the death of Judge Hillyer Parker. Judge Farr served on the bench for twenty years until his retirement in 1988.

Judge Farr was a member of the American Bar Association, American Judiciary Society, Louisiana State Bar Association (House of Delegates 1960- 1961, Board of Governors, 1964-1966), Fourth Judicial District Bar Association (Secretary-Treasurer,1949- 1958; Executive Committee, 1956-1968); National & Louisiana Association of Juvenile Judges, and served as Chairman of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana in 1982-1983.

He was also a member of the American Legion, Downtown Monroe Lions Club, and was at one time active in Little League and American Legion baseball. He was on the Infrastructure Committee of Monroe, and received the Rotary Club Paul Harris award. He spent many years of devoted service to his Church, Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday School teacher, Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and most recently as Chairman of the Finance Board. He was preceded in death by his parents, R. Dean (former Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court) and Birdie Harmon Farr; two sisters, Mary Louise Farr and Elizabeth Ann Farr; sister-in-law, Sally Hodge Farr and great nephew, Christopher Price.

Judge Farr is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Betty Taylor Farr; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James Farr, Doug and Kristy Farr and Paul and Ann Farr; one grandson, Cole Farr; one brother, R.D. Farr, Jr., all of Monroe; one sister-in-law, Mary Belle Holstead of Ruston and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jack Files, William G. Kelly, Tom Davenport, Jr., Bill Harrison, Walter Pierron, and O.B. McCaa. Honorary pallbearers will be member of the Downtown Monroe Lions Club. Memorials may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 401 Sherrouse Ave., Monroe, LA 71203.

GLADYS HALLEY HOLDEMAN
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Halley Holdeman, 90, of Monroe, LA will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 6, 2006 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road Monroe, LA with Rev. Jesse Halley officiating. Burial will be in the Start Cemetery in Start, LA.

Mrs. Holdeman died on March 3, 2006 at the St. Francis Medical Center North in Monroe, LA. She was a member of the College Place Baptist Church and was a longtime resident of Monroe. Mrs. Holdeman is preceded in death by her parents, A.B. and Ida Halley; her husbands, Foster Holdeman and Paul Bennett; brother, Eunice Halley and sister, Vivian Halley Moore.

Survivors include her two step-daughters, Donna Holdeman Guilbeau and husband Paul of Carencro, LA and Jannette Holdeman Hernandez of West Monroe, LA; brother, Rev. Jesse Halley and wife Ruby of Baton Rouge, LA; sister-in-law, Fanny Halley of Pheonix, AZ; twelve step-grandchildren; twenty-five step-great grandchildren; two step-great great grandchildren; five nieces and six nephews. Pallbearers will be John Guilbeau, Timothy Guilbeau, Brian Hernandez, Larry Moore, Jimmy Moore and Stephen Halley. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road Memorials may be made to the College Place Baptist Church, 301 Sherrouse Ave., Monroe, LA, 71203 or to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home.

Eva B. Chappell, 75
Eva B. Chappell, a retired supervisor with Bancroft Bag, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Robert T. Farr, 83
Robert T. Farr of Monroe, a retired 4th Judicial District Court judge, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Memorial United Methodist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1 p.m. until time for service. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Carlene Gary, 83
Carlene Gary of Monroe, health care, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is noon until 5 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Little Hope Cemetery, Spearsville.

Harriett C. Humble, 91
COLUMBIA Harriett C. Humble, a retired state Social Services employee, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Lloyd Palmer Jacks, 84
Lloyd Palmer Jacks, Ph.D., of West Monroe, a retired educator, died Friday. Services are 4:30 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 3 p.m. until time for services. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Wednesday in Murray (Ky.) Cemetery.

Guy Leon, 68
Guy Leon of Monroe, a retired accounts collector, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

James T. Maxwell, 80
OAK GROVE James Thomas Maxwell, a farmer, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Hill Baptist Church, Oak Grove. Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Kathleen L. Rogers, 92
COLUMBIA Kathleen Lutrick Rogers, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery west of Columbia.

Timothy Ray Rose, 24
DOWNSVILLE ó Timothy Ray Rose, a journeyman lineman, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Downsville Cemetery.

Francis W. Sadler III, 77
BASTROP Francis Ward Sadler III, retired from International Paper, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Pearl F. Sellers, 90
EPPS Pearl F. Sellers, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at New Forest Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.

James L. Teague, 75
TALLULAH James Lemuel Teague, a painter, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Nathez (Miss.) National Cemetery.

James L. Thomas, 72
FARMERVILLE James L. Thomas, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Previously acknowledged
Allen, William: 1:30 p.m. today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Anderson, Sharon: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Berean Baptist Church, Monroe.
Beasley, Elaine: 2 p.m. today, Friendship Baptist Church, Friendship.
Fudge, Joe Lewis: 2 p.m. today, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Owens, Frances Louise: 2 p.m. Monday, Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.
Robinson, Catherine J.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.
Scales, Bennie Ray: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hopewell Baptist Church, Dubach.
Smith, Audrey: 2 p.m. Monday, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Spearsville.


March 6, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MRS. YVONNE BRICE
Kilpatrick Funeral Home -West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Yvonne Brice, 66, of West Monroe, LA will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Dwight Munn. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Mrs. Brice was born April 11, 1939 and passed away March 5, 2006 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Brice was an active member of the First Baptist Church in West Monroe, member of the Ouachita Women's Tennis Association and was preceded in death by her son, Gary Brice and father-in-law, James S. Brice.

Mrs. Brice is survived by her husband, Ben Brice of West Monroe; son, Michael Brice of Ennis, TX; daughter, Meredith Rowe and husband, Rusty of West Monroe; two grandchildren, Maci Brice and Caleb Rowe; parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Parker; mother-in-law, Marian Stout; daughter-in-law, Dianne Brice; brother-in-law, Bob Brice and wife, Carol; nieces, Tonya Brice and Kristen Putting and husband, Jude and their daughter, Olivia.

The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Suen, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, Dr. Scott Barron, the Oncology unit and staff at Glenwood Regional Medical Center, United Home Health, her many tennis partners, and members of the Promise Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in West Monroe.

Pallbearers will be Mark Trammel, Keith Parker, Lane Parker, Bobby Joe Smith, Jimmy Boyken, Bryan Treno, Bobby Martin, and Mike West. Planned memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

MRS. EVA B. CHAPPELL
Mulhearn Funeral Home -West Monroe, LA
Graveside Services for Mrs. Eva B. Chappell, 75, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the Simsboro Cemetery in Simsboro, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.

Mrs. Chappell died on Saturday March 4, 2006 at her residence in West Monroe. She was a retired Supervisor with Bancroft Bag, Inc. Mrs. Chappell enjoyed sewing, taking care of her children and was a great cook. Survivors include her sons, Terry Chappell and wife Becky, Mike Chappell and wife Kathy and Keith Chappell and wife Marion; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe. The family would like to give at special thank you to the staff of Northeast Hospice for their special care during this difficult time.

HARRIETT (HATTIE) C. HUMBLE
Riser Funeral Home -Columbia, LA
Services for Harriett (Hattie) C. Humble, age 91, of Columbia will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Troy Fore officiating. Interment will follow at Old Bethel Cemetery in Clarks.

Ms. Humble was born on November 19, 1914 in Grayson to the union of Henry and Eva Humble and died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Citizens Medical Center in Columbia.

She graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute and did a post graduate study at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. She was a retired social worker who was also in the Navy during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eva L. and Henry C. Humble; her sisters, Mary Eva Humble Grupe and Ruth Humble Bradshaw and her brother, Henry Richard Humble.

She is survived by her two nieces, Michele Bradshaw Bradford of Austin, TX and Carolyn Humble Hedges of Bossier City, LA; her nephew, Vern J. Funderburk, III of Arlington, TX; four great nephews; two great nieces and three great great nephews. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 AM at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia.

KATHLEEN LUTRICK ROGERS
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Services for Kathleen Lutrick Rogers, age 92, of Columbia will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 7, 2006 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Tommy Basco officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery west of Columbia. Mrs. Rogers was born in Enterprise, LA on February 19, 1914 to the union of Silas and Jeffie Davis Lutrick and died Friday, March 3, 2006 at the Citizens Medical Center in Columbia.

She was a homemaker and had worked in years past at the Caldwell Parish High School cafeteria and as a nurse's aide at the Haven Nursing Center. She was a graduate of Grayson High School and a member of the Grayson Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.T. Rogers; her brothers, Clay Smith, Cleve Lutrick, Davis Lutrick and Silas Lutrick, Jr. and her sisters, Sadie Richardson, Alice Restelle and Carrie Dozar.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Jack Tomalewicz of Georgetown, KY; her sons and daughters-in-law, Horace and Iris Rogers of Grayson, James and Libby Rogers of Crestview, FL, Dwight and Sharon Rogers of Columbia and her son, Edridge Rogers of Atlanta, GA; her grandchildren, Ronnie Rogers, Adrianne Rogers, Jaret Rogers, Jenna Rogers, David Tomalewicz, Matthew Tomalewicz, Sarah Tomalewicz, Brandon Rogers and Lauren Rogers; her great grandchildren, Lucas Rogers and Tommy Rogers; her sister, Eula Mae Poole of Grayson; her brothers, Johnny Lutrick of Denver City, TX and Rev. Charles Lutrick of Hodge and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lucas Rogers, Tommy Rogers, Brandon Rogers, Doug Smith, David Tomalewicz, Matthew Tomalewicz and Ronnie Rogers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Riser Funeral Home, 7131 Hwy 165, Columbia.

MRS. VERA KATHLEEN TAYLOR
Cox Funeral Home - Bastrop, LA
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Vera "Mancy" Taylor, age 78, of Bastrop, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the Concord Cemetery in Marion, LA with the Rev. Danny Hawthorne officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Vera "Mancy" Taylor was born March 3, 1928 in Spencer, LA and died Saturday March 4, 2006 in Oak Grove, LA. She was a life long resident of Bastrop and a retired baby sitter with the Prep Center of Bastrop.

"Mancy" is preceded in death by her parents, Jim Lee and Myrtis Nolan Malone; husband, Hartwell Taylor; two sisters, Lovie Mae Blackwell and Marion Dorice Blackwell and a brother, Robert Taylor Malone.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by her two sons, Bennie Taylor and wife Linda of Oak Grove, LA and Donald Taylor and wife Paulette of Calhoun; four grandchildren, Lindsay Taylor, Jessica Owens, Jana Taylor, Steven Taylor and a sister, Mildred Lee Cicala of Monroe.

The family wishes to thank everyone at Hospice of Louisiana for the loving care and support extended to their mother. For those who wish memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Louisiana, 1410 Royal Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana 71201.

JAMES L. THOMAS
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA
Funeral services for James L. Thomas, 72, of Farmerville, LA will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at Enterprise Baptist Church near Farmerville. Officiating will be Rev. Carl B. Francois and Rev. Barry Dean Brister. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA.

Mr. Thomas was a member of Spencer Baptist Church. He was born on August 29, 1933 in Farmerville to Vera Dumas Thomas and James Walter Thomas. James was a construction worker for many years following pipelines. He then returned to Farmerville in 1986 and became well known as the Can Man or Potato Man. Some of his family called him Punkin. He is preceded in death by his birth mother, Vera Thomas; the mother he knew, Bobbie Thomas and son-in-law, James Lingefelt.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-three years, Pauline Thomas; five children, James Martez and Shirley Thomas of Lodi, CA, Dewanna Lingefelt of Bastrop, LA, Tonika and Jeff Davis of Nome, TX, Toria Thomas of Dayton, TX and Toshia and Wayne Weaver of Farmerville, LA; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; his father, James Walter Thomas of Spencer, LA; brother, Eugene and Carol Thomas of Slidell, LA; sister, Agnes Wilson of Farmerville, LA and many friends. Pallbearers will be Jeffery Davis, Wayne Weaver, Shane Lingefelt, Lance Lucas, Chadrick Davis, and Justin Thomas. Visitation will be Monday, March 6, 2006, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the church.

Louis Edward Abernathy, 70
OAK GROVE ó Louis Edward Abernathy, a bus and truck driver, died Saturday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church, Oak Grove. Burial will be in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Farmerville, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Kenneth W. Brewster, 67
SIMSBORO ó Kenneth W. Brewster, a business owner, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

Margaret Coave, 86
WINNSBORO ó Margaret Coave, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Thomas H. Ellis, 60
BASTROP ó Thomas H. Ellis, retired chief mechanic for the Bastrop Fire Department, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, Collingston. Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Gladys Holdeman, 90
Gladys Holdeman of Monroe, a retired bookkeeper for Ouachita Cigar and Tobacco Co., died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Start Cemetery, Start.

Mitchell Henry McDaniel, 56
WINNSBORO ó Mitchell Henry McDaniel, a retired correctional officer, died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Lois Ethel Myers, 91
BASTROP ó Lois Ethel Myers, a homemaker, died Saturday. Private graveside services were held Sunday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston.

Louise Poindexter, 79
NEWELLTON ó Louise Poindexter, a retired cook, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Shackleford Baptist Church, Newellton. Burial will be in Poindexter Cemetery, Newellton.

Francis W. Sadler III, 77
BASTROP ó Francis Ward Sadler III, retired from International Paper, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church, Bastrop. Burial will be in Downing Pines Crematory, West Monroe, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation with family will be at the church after the service.

Lorane White, 56
Lorane White, a homemaker of Monroe, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Previously acknowledged
Anderson, Sharon: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Berean Baptist Church, Monroe.
Gary, Carlene: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Monroe.
Maxwell, James T.: 10 a.m. today, Hill Baptist Church, Oak Grove.
Owens, Frances Louise: 2 p.m. today, Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.
Rogers, Kathleen Lutrick: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.
Scales, Bennie Ray: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hopewell Baptist Church, Dubach.
Smith, Audrey: 2 p.m. today, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Spearsville.
Teague, James Lemuel: 10 a.m. today, Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.


March 7, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

HARRIETT C. (HATTIE) HUMBLE
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Services for Harriett C. (Hattie) Humble, age 91, of Columbia will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Troy Fore officiating. Interment will follow at Old Bethel Cemetery in Clarks.

Ms. Humble was born on November 19, 1914 in Grayson to the union of Henry and Eva Humble and died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Citizens Medical Center in Columbia.

She graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute and did a post graduate study at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. She was a retired social worker who was also in the Navy during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eva L. and Henry C. Humble; her sisters, Mary Eva Humble Grupe and Ruth Humble Bradshaw and her brother, Henry Richard Humble.

She is survived by her two nieces, Michele Bradshaw Bradford of Austin, TX and Carolyn Humble Hedges of Bossier City, LA; her nephew, Vern J. Funderburk, III of Arlington, TX; four great nephews; two great nieces and three great great nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 AM until time of services at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia.

JOHN ZEFFREY LUCAS, JR.
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Funeral services for Mr. John Zeffrey Lucas, Jr., 77, of Ruston, LA, will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. Larry Eubanks officiating. Interment will follow in South Central Baptist Church Cemetery near Wisner, LA.

John Zeffrey Lucas, Jr. passed away March 5, 2006 after a lengthy illness. He leaves his beloved wife of forty-eight years, Betty McMahan Lucas. He is survived by his four devoted children: daughter, Harriet Lucas Kicker and Eddy Kicker and their children, Rachel and Adam Kicker of Greenville, SC; son, John Zeffrey Lucas III and Mindy Holman Lucas of Houston, TX, and their children Madeline, Merrick, and Maggie Lucas; son David Eric Lucas of Slidell, LA, and his children Ashley, Lindsey, and Zeffrey Lucas of Thibodaux, LA; and son, Jason Kyle Lucas, currently working in Baghdad, Iraq, and his children Andrew and Emily Lucas, of Houston, TX.

He was born on June 7, 1928 in Strong, AR, son of John Zeffrey Lucas, Sr. and Edith Cullum Lucas. He was the brother of Juanita L. Ulmer, Azella L. King, Naomi L. Keyes, and one surviving sister, Iris Lucas Eaton, of Baskin, LA.

After serving in the Korean War, he returned and earned a degree in Geological Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He worked for the Social Security Administration and retired as Branch Manager of the Ruston office after thirty years of service. Over the many years of working in SSA, he developed lifelong friends and the family would like to recognize them as honorary pallbearers: Dan Aycock, Gerald Bryant, Irwin Claire, Les Davis, Morris "Mac" McClain, Lynn Tiller, and Jim Watts. The family also wishes to acknowledge special friends, Carolyn Dalfieum and Diane Taylor; and his caring doctors, Dr. Scott Barron, Dr. Ron Hammett, Dr. William Matthews, and Dr. Richard O'Donovan.

Pallbearers are nephews, Ty Britt, Art Goode, Leslie Keyes, Steve Keyes, Stanley Keyes, Craig King, Hugh Smith, and Furman Ulmer, Jr. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews.

Close friends and family will always remember his sharp wit, endless playful spirit, and tremendous intellect. He instilled in his children and grandchildren a lifelong love of learning. This passion made everyday moments fun as well as educational opportunities. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

MRS. AGNES KRIST RISLEY
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Monroe, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Krist Risley, age 90, will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Officiating will be Rev. Mark Fenn. Interment will follow at Monroe Memorial Park under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

Mrs. Risley was born on June 29, 1915 in Libuse, LA and passed away on Monday, March 6, 2006 at Avalon Place Nursing Home in Monroe.

She was born to the union of Louis and Marie Krist, who were immigrants of Czechoslovakia. Mrs. Risley grew up in the small Czech community of Libuse. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Monroe.

s preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Martin C. Risley and eleven brothers and sisters. She was the youngest of twelve children.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Cary and Linda Risley of Monroe; granddaughter, Lori Rogers and husband Edward; grandson, Marty Risley; two great grandchildren, Cayce and Lauren Rogers all of Atlanta, GA and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Marty Risley, Melvin Corley, Wallace Corley, Haynes Garrett, Edward Rogers and Larry Spears. Visitation will be 5:00 until 9:00 PM, Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

MR. THOMAS A. THAMES, SR.
Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA - Funeral services for Mr. Thomas A. Thames Sr., 84, of Mangham, LA will be held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on, Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Gary Garris and Rev. James Miller officiating.

Interment will follow at Gwin Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Mr. Thames was born December 9, 1921 in Mangham, LA and passed away, Monday, March 6, 2006 at Richardson Medical Center in Rayville. He was a resident of Mangham, a retired farmer and a member of the New Light Baptist Church. Ray Thames and great grandson, Reed Thomas Thames.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-six years, Aline Graves Thames of Mangham, LA; two sons, Alton and his wife Juanita Thames of Mangham, LA and George and his wife Wanda Thames of Mangham, LA; two daughters, Kathryn and her husband George Osborn of Vicksburg, MS and Ella Marie and her husband Lee Thornhill of Hamburg, AR; four sisters, Ruth Mae and her husband Carrol Roundtree of West Monroe, LA, Mavis Mangum of Winnsboro, LA, Wilma Harris of Winnsboro, LA and Doris Evans of Baton Rouge, LA; nine grandchildren, Thomas Osborn, Kathy Osborn, Leia O'Fallon, Brent Thornhill, Shannon Thames, Stephen Thames, Bernard King, George Thames Jr., and Chrystal Thames The grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Stephen Thames, George Thames Jr., Bernard King, Brent Thornhill, Marty O'Fallon, Thomas Osborn, Brad Haineault, Michael Schooler, and T.J. Osborn. The Honorary Pallbearers will be Terry Mangum, Dennis Thames, Johnny Royals, Leo Cheek, and George Lobrano.

The family will receive friends at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 2006. Memorials may be made to the Baptist Childrens Home.

LILLIE MAE HEAD TUCKER
Southern Funeral Home - Winnfield, LA
Lillie Mae Head Tucker, 84, died March 4, 2006, in Winnfield.

She was born at home in Sikes on July 18, 1921, to Walter and Bertha Erskines Head. A member of God's church, her name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. She regularly attended Hart Assembly of God.

Mother to ten children (two sets of twins), she endured hardship and loss with faith, fortitude and good humor. A gardener and quilter, she was beloved and admired for her sense of family and community and for her upbeat outlook, beautiful meals, jellies, work ethic and strength. A grandson-in-law once joked that at her death, people would be crying around an empty biscuit pan, and it's true, everyone will miss the blessed gifts of her hands and heart, and how she remembered everyone's favorite, center biscuit, dumplings or chocolate oatmeal cookies. The day she died, she cooked and baked.

Lillie Mae went to Sikes School. A retired nurse's aide, in the '50s she and her husband had a country store in West Monroe.

She was preceded in death by husband, Houston Alson Tucker (married 1/30/37); daughter, Wilma Jordan; sons, Marcus, Ronald and Donald; sisters, Violet Whitaker, Rosa Howell, Colleen Parker, and Head brothers Marshall, Onus, Isaac and Jack, and great granddaughter Ashley Ballard.

She is survived by sons, Lonnie and Connie (Adell), Tommy (Judy), Rick (Darlene), and daughters, Debbie Simpson (Steve), and Alice Coonce (John); also by grandchildren, Becky Shell, Onnie and Robert Jordan, Teresa Tucker, Robin Cater, Corey Tucker, Deann Crouch, Johnny and Chet Tucker, Todd Tucker, Toya Armstrong, Angel Lanier, Rhonda Stone, Sarah Gresham, Troy Tucker and Deena Garcia. She has twenty-seven great grandchildren and three great-greats.

Pallbearers are Onnie and Robert Jordan, Justin Shell, Corey Tucker, Johnny Tucker and Todd Tucker.

Honorary pallbearers are Jarrod Armstrong, Laverl Shell, James Shell, Steve Simpson. Toya Armstrong will sing "I Need No Mansion Here" and "Milky Way".

Services are under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield where the family will receive friends Monday 5:00 until 9:00 PM and 8:00 until 10:00 AM Tuesday. Services are 10:00 AM, Tuesday at the funeral home with Bros. John Trotter and Wallace Ingles officiating. Burial is at Friendship Cemetery, Sikes. Family and friends can go to Lillie's house after to share food and memories of our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and friend. Special thanks to the staff of Winn Parish Medical Center and Dr. Dupree. Friends may express messages of condolence online by visiting www.southernfuneralhome. com.

MRS. LORANE HAYNES WHITE
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Funeral services for Mrs. Lorane Haynes White, 56, of Monroe, will be at 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Sandy Bayou Baptist Church in Columbia, LA with Rev. Larry Russell officiating. Interment will follow in Sandy Bayou Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Mrs. White passed away Sunday, March 5, 2006 at St. Francis Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruthie Haynes; father, Felton Haynes; sister, Myrtle Ponder; and brother, Carl Felton Haynes.

Mrs. White is survived by her husband, James S. White; children, Shelia Cararas and husband, Stewart, Debbie Gibson and husband, Marvin, Preston White and wife, Amanda, and Jaime Cain; five grandchildren; brothers, Preston Haynes, Thomas Haynes, Marvin Haynes, and Richard Haynes; and sisters, Ruth White, Wanda Temple, Marilyn Haynes, and Patricia Bishop.

Pallbearers will be Scott Cararas, Patrick Temple, Brad Smith, Mitch Grant, Kreig Hogard, and Kevin Hogard.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe and from 12:00 PM until service time on Wednesday at Sandy Bayou Baptist Church.

Yvonne Brice, 66
Yvonne Brice of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Jonathan M. Brown, 16
NEW ORLEANS ó Jonathan Michael Brown, a student, died Feb. 28. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday at Harris Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in Gaither Memorial Cemetery.

Eva B. Chappell, 75
Eva B. Chappell of West Monroe, a retired supervisor with Bancroft Bag Co., died Saturday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Simsboro Cemetery, Simsboro. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Margaret A. Cuave, 86
WINNSBORO ó Margaret Albritton Cuave, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be at Providence Memorial Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Terry Danna, 57
NEW ORLEANS ó Terry Danna, formerly of Monroe, a butcher, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Muheifen and Son Funeral Home, Kenner. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time.

Thomas L. 'Bo' Evans, 61
Thomas L. "Bo" Evans of West Monroe, an automobile repair shop foreman, died Saturday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reagan Cemetery, Baskin. Arrangements are under the direction of Louisiana Mortuaries of Shreveport.

Gary W. Ezell III, infant
RAYVILLE ó Gary Wayne "Tristan" Ezell III, the infant son of Gary W. and Carolyn D'Ann Ezell, died Monday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lamar Church Cemetery south of Delhi. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.

Delmar Milton Green, 67
EL DORADO, Ark. ó Delmar Milton Green, a laborer, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Fellowship Church, El Dorado. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at Pleasant Green Cemetery, Strong, Ark., under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Charles Ray Jackson, 42
DALLAS, Texas ó Charles Ray Jackson, formerly of Rayville, a laborer, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Green Grove Baptist Church, Alto. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Harold Kirkpatrick, 84
ST. JOSEPH ó Harold Kirkpatrick, a water plant employee, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Maryland Baptist Church. Burial will be at Legion Cemetery, Newellton, under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Linda Lea Leggett, 63
BASTROP ó Linda Lea Leggett, a retired certified nursing assistant, died Monday. Services are private under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Sarah Lewis, 80
TALLULAH ó Sarah Lewis, a cook, died Feb 28. Services are 11 a.m. today at First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Burial will be at New Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Mitchell H. McDaniel, 56
WINNSBORO ó Mitchell Henry McDaniel, a former Wisner police officer, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be at Oakley Cemetery, Gilbert.

Margie Miles, 83
Margie Miles of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Martin A. Parker, 85
Martin A. Parker of Monroe, retired manager of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Monroe, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Lamy Lane, Monroe.

James Ramsey, 67
MARION ó James Ramsey, a laborer, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Francis W. Sadler III, 77
BASTROP ó Francis Ward Sadler III, an engineer with International Paper Co., died Saturday. Memorial services are 2 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church, Bastrop. Visitation will follow at the church's parish hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Ruby Lee Sewell, 96
Ruby Lee Sewell of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Bailey Funeral Home, El Dorado, Ark. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. Thursday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fredonia Cemetery, El Dorado.

Thomas A. Thames Sr., 84
MANGHAM ó Thomas A. Thames Sr., a retired farmer, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Gwin Cemetery.

Ruth Welch, 76
GILBERT ó Ruth Welch, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Previously acknowledged
Anderson, Sharon: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Berean Baptist Church, Monroe.
Gary, Carlene: 11 a.m. today, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Monroe.
Poindexter, Louise: 1 p.m. today, Shackleford Baptist Church, Newellton.
Rogers, Kathleen Lutrick: 10 a.m. today, Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.
Scales, Bennie Ray: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hopewell Baptist Church, Dubach.



March 8, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

George M. Adkins - 12/8/20~3/8/05
Gone, Yet not forgotten, Although we are apart, Your Spirit lives within us,
Forever in our heart. Love, Your Wife & Daughters

RUTH M. WELCH
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA
Services for Mrs. Ruth M. Welch, age 76, of Gilbert, LA will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2006 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Rev. Marion Collier officiating. Interment will follow in South Central Cemetery near Wisner under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.

Mrs. Welch passed away on March 6, 2006 at the Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Ida Bell Smith; daughter, Carolyn Sue Welch McCaul; sister, Pearl Smith Foss; brothers, Jesse Douglas Smith, Lynn Smith and Frank Smith, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Dennis Welch, O. J. Sikes and Billy Welch.

Survivors include her Loving Husband of fifty-six years, Noah B. Welch of Gilbert, LA; son, James Donald Welch and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Lee Welch of Gilbert, LA; son, Jesse Welch of Gilbert, LA; son-in-law, Marvin McCaul and wife, Pam of Maple, TX; three grandchildren, Carolyn Welch Free of Winnsboro, Melanie McCaul and Marvin "Bobo" McCaul Jr. both of Maple, TX; two great grandchildren, Madison and Noah Free of Winnsboro, LA; two sisters, Shelbie Jean Rivers and husband, Shane of Shreveport, LA and Kathy Brummett and husband, Rick of Baytown, TX; four brothers, Glynn "Pokey" Smith and wife, Sheila of Ruston, LA, Jerry Smith, Dennis Smith and wife, Denise, and Billy Smith and wife, Diana all of Winnsboro, LA; sisters-in-law, Alice Temple and husband, Nolan, Helen Morrison and Faye Welch all of Winnsboro, LA; brother-in-law, Truman Welch of Winnsboro and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Marvin McCaul Jr., Josh Moses, Mark Fulford, Shannon Smith, Travis Welch, Buddy Fulford, Tracy Smith and Michael Temple. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro, LA.

Kenneth W. Brewster, 67
SIMSBORO ó Kenneth W. Brewster, a business owner, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Rock CornerBaptist Church, Dubach. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Simsboro, under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

Nina Britton, 88
Nina Britton of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Terrell Carr, 28
Terrell Carr of Monroe, a custodian, died Friday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Beverly White Carter, 67
FERRIDAY ó Beverly Jane White Carter, owner of H&R Block in Ferriday, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in White's Ridge Cemetery, Jonesville.

Patsy Chapman, 65
WINNSBORO ó Patsy Chapman, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Eva Rae Eddines, 90
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ó Eva Rae Eddines, a homemaker, died Feb. 27. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Chatham. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Thursday at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Edgar George, 89
OLLA ó Edgar George, a retired logger, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Springhill Baptist Church near Kelly. Visitation is today at the church until service time. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery, Kelly, under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Lula Mae Jackson, 66
GRAYSON ó Lula Mae Jackson, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Rosie L. Jackson, 65
INGLEWOOD, Calif. ó Rosie L. Jackson, a retired private sitter formerly of Monroe, died Feb. 27. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Darrell Lynn Johnson, 37
Darrell Lynn Johnson of Monroe, a fire communications officer with the Monroe Fire Department, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Jimmy L. Kilcrease, 56
FARMERVILLE ó Jimmy L. Kilcrease, a farmer, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Arthur King, 79
FARMERVILLE ó Arthur King, a retired machinist operator, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Farmerville. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Myrtis Ethel Kyle, 103
ELKMONT, Ala. ó Myrtis Ethel Kyle, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Methodist Church, Simsboro. Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Atlanta Methodist Church Cemetery, Atlanta.

Agnes Lewis, 99
COLUMBIA ó Agnes Lewis, a homemaker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

John Zeffrey Lucas Jr., 77
RUSTON ó John Zeffrey Lucas Jr., retired branch manager for Social Security Administration, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at South Central Baptist Church Cemetery.

James Martin, 50
NEW ORLEANS ó James Martin, a handyman, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Bishop Vercy S. Moore, 57
NEW ORLEANS ó Bishop Vercy S. Moore, an accountant, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Venice Muckelrath, 83
NEWELLTON ó Venice Muckelrath, founder and former owner of Muckelrath Nursery in Newellton, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Selmon F. 'Cy' Owens, 80
OAK GROVE ó Selmon Franklin "Cy" Owens died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is noon until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery, Darnell.

Beatrice L. Phillips, 89
OAK GROVE ó Beatrice Louise Phillips, a nurse with West Carroll Hospital, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Dorothy 'Polly' Phillips,
Dorothy O. "Polly" Phillips of West Monroe, a retired coin shop owner, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Agnes Krist Risley, 90
Agnes Krist Risley of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Charles 'Billy' Spence, 76
BREAUX BRIDGE ó Charles E. "Billy" Spence, an oilfield welder formerly of Winnsboro, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Providence Memorial Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Thomas A. Thames Sr., 84
MANGHAM ó Thomas A. Thames Sr., a retired farmer, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be at Buie Cemetery, Mangham.

Richard Thomas, 105
Richard "Koddie" Thomas of Monroe, a farmer, died Monday. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John A.M.E. Church, Monroe. Burial will be at Job Hill Cemetery, Rhymes, under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Vera M. Tolar, 86
NORMAN, Okla. ó Vera M. Tolar, a computer operator, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Lorane White, 56
Lorane White of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Sandy Bayou Baptist Church, Columbia. Visitation is noon today until service time at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Anderson, Sharon: 11 a.m. today, Berean Baptist Church, Monroe.
Brown, Jonathan Michael: 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Evans, Thomas L. "Bo": 2 p.m. today, Reagan Cemetery, Baskin.
Ezell III, Gary Wayne "Tristan": 10 a.m. today, Lamar Church Cemetery, south of Delhi.
Green, Delmar Milton: 11 a.m. Saturday, Faith Fellowship Church, El Dorado.
Scales, Bennie Ray: 1 p.m. today, Hopewell Baptist Church, Dubach.
Sewell, Ruby Lee: 2 p.m. Thursday, Bailey Funeral Home, El Dorado, Ark.


March 9, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

COPELEN PARKER BRADLEY, SR.
Memorial services for Copelen Bradley, Sr. will be held Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 11:00 AM in the Emmanuel Methodist Church in Jackson, MS. Mr. Bradley passed away Monday, March 6, 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bradley; children, Copelen Bradley and wife, Joann, Susan Borquist and husband, Eric and Mary Poole and husband, Michael; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6513, Jackson, MS 39282-6513.

PATSY ANN GUIMBELLOT CHAPMAN
Gill First National Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA
Patsy Ann Guimbellot Chapman, 65, passed away March 7, 2006 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe after a lengthy illness. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2006 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Winnsboro with Rev. Bill Robertson, Rev. Doyle Adams, Rev. Don Blackman and Rev. Clovis Sturdivant officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Patsy was preceded in death by her daughter, Pam Chapman; her parents, Aline and Boyce Guimbellot and two sisters, Bettie Guimbellot Piercey and Margaret Guimbellot.

Surviving Patsy are her children, Patricia McMurray and husband, Bunny of Winnsboro, Wanda Kelley of Summerfield and Eddie Chapman of Rayville; two sisters, Cindy Barton and husband, Billy of Surprise, AZ and Freddie Carr and husband, John of Shreveport; four grandchildren, Carrie King and husband, Jason, Joseph Tatum and wife, Shannon and Melanie Chapman and Hunter Kelley; six great grandchildren, Victoria and Warren King, Josie, Alex and Eli and Jaron Tatum; brother-in-law, Gary Chapman and wife, Patricia and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Patsy was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Winnsboro. She was a Christian, whose unwavering faith helped her through the difficult times in her life. The most difficult time in her life was the death of her daughter Pam. Patsy gave all of herself in caring for Pam, who was ill for many years. She did this with love, compassion and total devotion. Patsy will be remembered for the loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend that she was. Her most cherished memories were those times spent with her family. Patsy will be sadly missed by all who loved her and she will be carried forever in their hearts. Pallbearers will be Billy Carr, John Carr, John-John Carr, Chris Franks, David Guimbellot, Pete Guimbellot, Todd Guimbellot and Ricky Slaughter. The family would like to thank Dr. Nelson Yount, the wonderful Specialty Care Unit and all the staff at St. Francis for the excellent care they provided to Patsy and for the kindness and consideration they gave to her and her family. Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. To sign guest book on line, visit www.gillfirstnational.com.

JIMMY L. KILCREASE
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Kilcrease, 56, of Farmerville, LA will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA. Officiating will be Bro. David Barkley and Bro. Milas Parker. Interment will follow in Enterprise Cemetery. Mr. Kilcrease was born on February 16, 1950 in Monroe, LA. He passed away on March 7, 2006 in a farming accident.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Robert Kilcrease and brothers, R.C. Kilcrease and Don Kilcrease.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Kilcrease, of thirty-eight years; sons, John "BoBo" Kilcrease and wife, Lee Ann and Mark Kilcrease and wife, Jennifer; daughter, Brenda Lee Johnson and husband, J.J.; grandchildren, Cambry, Sarah, Kelsey and Justin Kilcrease and Riley and Clint Johnson; sisters, Doris Harper and husband, Jerry and Ar ene Parks and husband, W.R.; half brother, M.O. Porter and wife, Margaret. Pallbearers will be John L. Hicks, Jimmy Pardue, Danny Hollis, John Collie, Mike Haddox and John Haddox.

DOROTHY "POLLY" O. PHILLIPS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy "Polly" O. Phillips, 94, of West Monroe will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 9, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. Robert Spicer officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

Mrs. Phillips passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the West Monroe Guest House. She lived in the Cheniere area all of her life. She worked in retail in her early years and later assisted her husband in their coin and stamp shop and in raising camellias. She was skilled in many types of needle work and especially enjoyed sharing the items with her friends and family.

Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin L. Phillips. She is survived by her nephews, James "Jim" White of Tomball, TX and Charles E. Phillips, Jr. of Pineville, LA; and niece, Dorothy Jean Seyfang of CT.

Pallbearers will be Claude Baines, Ray Caldwell, Jeff Greer, Jim Greer, Joe Jackson, and Robert John Wills. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 AM until service time at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Memorials may be made to Cheniere Baptist Church Building Fund.

Glen Atkins, 57
RUSTON ó Glen Atkins, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

Mirl C. Cruse, 89
Mirl C. Cruse of Monroe, a retired clerk with the Department of Revenue, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Harris Chapel Cemetery, east of Olla. Arrangements are under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Lula Mae Jackson, 66
GRAYSON ó Lula Mae Jackson, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Evening Star Baptist Church, Grayson. Visitation is 5-6 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Chatham, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Clara Mae Moore, 98
Clara Mae Moore of West Monroe, a pastor's wife, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

LaFayne P. Morris, 87
FARMERVILLE ó LaFayne Popwell Morris, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Venice H. Muckelrath, 83
NEWELLTON ó Venice Hemphill Muckelrath, founder and former owner of Muckelrath Plant Farm and Nursery in Newellton, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Selmon F. Owens, 80
OAK GROVE ó Selmon Franklin Owens, a farmer, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery, Darnell.

Kermit Patton Jr., 75
RUSTON ó Kermit Patton Jr., a truck driver, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Friday at Pines Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Dorothy 'Polly' Phillips, 94
Dorothy "Polly" O. Phillips of West Monroe, a coin shop owner and operator, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dorothy Davis Richard, 84
Dorothy Davis Richard of Monroe, a radiology technician, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Dianna Crowell Riddle, 54
Dianna Lynn Crowell Riddle of Ouachita Parish, died July 20. At her request, on Saturday, she was laid to rest at her old home place.

James Howard Rogers, 61
CRESTVIEW, Fla. ó James Howard Rogers, a construction foreman, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Ruth M. Welch, 76
GILBERT ó Ruth M. Welch, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be at South Central Cemetery, Wisner.

Previously Acknowledged
Brown, Jonathan Michael: 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Carr, Terrell: 1 p.m. Saturday, Macedonia Baptist Church, Monroe.
Carter, Beverly Jane White: 10 a.m. today, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Chapman, Patsy: 2 p.m. today, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Eddines, Eva Rae: 11 a.m. Friday, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Chatham.
Green, Delmar Milton: 11 a.m. Saturday, Faith Fellowship Church, El Dorado.
Jackson, Rosie L.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
King, Arthur: 1 p.m. Friday, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Farmerville.
Kyle, Myrtis Ethel: 1 p.m. today, Antioch Methodist Church, Simsboro.
Sewell, Ruby Lee: 2 p.m. today, Bailey Funeral Home, El Dorado, Ark.
Spence, Charles E. "Billy": 11 a.m. Saturday, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Thomas, Richard "Koddie": 2:30 p.m. Saturday, St. John A.M.E. Church, Monroe.


March 10, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MRS. CLARA MAE POWELL MOORE
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Services for Mrs. Clara Mae Powell Moore, 98, of West Monroe, LA will be held on, Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 10:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA with Rev. David Maxwell and Rev. Al Duncan officiating. Music will be furnished by Rev. Tim Post and a granddaughter, Sylvia Hebert. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM until service time at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, La under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

Mrs. Moore died March 8, 2006 at Ridgecrest Nursing Home, West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Moore served faithfully with her husband, Rev. Charlie L. Moore for sixty-five years as he pastored many churches in central and northeast Louisiana. After their retirement in 1971, they moved to West Monroe where they resided until their deaths.
She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-six years, Rev. Charlie L. Moore; her infant son, Clarence Edward Moore; a grandson, Kerwin Odom; and her parents Liller and John Powell; brothers, Roy and Russell Powell; sisters, Myrtie Wilson and Kate Tyler. Left to treasure her memory are: son, Charles Wayne Moore and wife, Libba of Bastrop; daughters, Mary Lane and husband Martin, of Jasper, TX and Dorothy Spillers and husband, Boyd of West Monroe, LA; five grandchildren, Pat Williams and husband, Alton of Calhoun, LA, Carolyn Newman of West Monroe, LA, Wayne Moore and wife, Gina of Liberty, TX, Sylvia Hebert and husband, Keith of Port Arthur, TX and Kim Hutchison of Beaumont, TX; six great grandchildren, Rick Williams and wife, Heather of Calhoun, LA, Dr. Cherie Robertson and husband, Rick of Murphy, TX, Chris Newman and wife, Bonnie of White Oak, TX, Dawn and Brandon Hebert of Port Arthur, TX and Leslie Ann Hutchison of Beaumont, TX; great-great grandsons, Christian Newman of White Oak, TX and Will Williams of Calhoun, LA; one great great granddaughter, Caroline Robertson of Murphy, TX; seven step-great grandchildren; one sister, Irene St. Clergy of West Monroe, LA; one brother-in-law, Eddie Moore of Pineville, LA and two sister-in-laws, Pebble Moore and Billie Moore of Ball, LA.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Memorials may be made to The Ridge Avenue Baptist Church "I Love My Church" Fund. The family would like to thank the nurses and CNA'S on DeLoach Hall at Ridgecrest Nursing Home and Hospice Care of Louisiana, Inc. for their kindness and loving care of our mother.

LAFAYNE POPWELL MORRIS
Farrar Funeral HomeFarmerville, LA
LaFayne Popwell Morris was born near Farmerville to the union of Oscar Popwell and Ava Odom Popwell on February 23, 1919 and passed away on March 8, 2006 at her home. Visitation will be Friday, March 10, 2006 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM at Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Services will be held at Antioch Baptist Church, Farmerville at 10:00 AM Saturday with Bro. Paul Carter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-one years, Willard Morris; her son-in-law, Mack Corley; three brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include her children, son, Phil Morris of Farmerville; daughters, Carolyn Corley and husband, David, of Plano, TX, Willa Corley of Calhoun, LA, Patty Chapman and husband, Joel of Mt. Pleasant, TX and Addie Morris of West Monroe, LA. She also leaves two sisters, Ghrama Savell of Port Arthur, TX and Mearline Worley of Dubach, LA; her grandchildren, Paul, Robert, Chad and Jason Corley of Plano, TX, Craig Corley and Kelli Reppond of Calhoun, LA, Jared Chapman of Austin, TX, Stuart Chapman of College Station TX, Laura Chapman of Mt. Pleasant, TX and Anna Chapman of Arkadelphia, AR. She was also survived by twelve great grandchildren; four brothers-in-law; six sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mrs. Morris, a long time member of Antioch Baptist Church of Farmerville will be remembered as having a quick wit and sense of independence. She modeled to her family a wonderful mother and grandmother and left them a legacy of humor and creativity. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Garland Colvin, Jeff Kennedy, James Malone, L.E. Pardue, James P. Smith, John Drue Taylor and Sam Ward.

The family would like to thank Dr. Matthew George and staff and Mrs. Helen Davis for their kindness and loving care shown to our precious loved one. Memorials may be given to the building fund or cemetery fund of Antioch Baptist Church, Farmerville or the Union Parish Council on Aging, 606 East Boundary Street, Farmerville, LA. 71241. Friends may send condolences to the family via our website at www.farrarfh.com.

VENICE HEMPHILL MUCKELRATH
Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA
Venice Hemphill Muckelrath left this world on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at 11:40 AM at the Tensas Nursing Home in Newellton, LA where she had resided and had been well cared for since January 9, 1996. She was born February
14, 1923 in Urania, LA.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Roberta Crooks Hemphill; husband, William Alexander Floyd and their son, William Alexander Floyd Jr.; husband of fifty-six years, Clyde E. Muckelrath; three brothers, Charles Hemphill, Jerry Hemphill and Carl Hemphill and sister, Paula Hemphill Valentine.
She is survived by one son, Steven E. Muckelrath of Baton Rouge, LA; one daughter, Faye Dandridge and husband, Ed of St. Joseph, LA; two granddaughters, Leslie Dandridge Lee and husband, Jeff of St. Joseph, LA and Kelley Dandridge Scurria and husband, Tony of Ft. Benning, GA; six great grandchildren, Kellon, Maggie and Morgan Lee of St. Joseph, LA and McKenzie, Anne-Marie and Katelyn Scurria of Ft. Benning, GA; two sisters, Margie Price and Betty Rose McKee, both of Logansport, LA; two brothers, Otis Ray Hemphill of Logansport, LA and Thomas Glen Hemphill of Sterlington, LAand scores of nieces and nephews. GeGe, as she was affectionately known by her grandchildren, was a long time member of Bethany Baptist Church in Newellton, LA, where she is remembered and loved by everyone. She has left to her children and grandchildren the most important things in life; these are the love of God, his goodness and teachings and the love of flowers and music. These are evidenced by the mark that "Muckelrath's Plant Farm and Nursery" left not only on our small community, but throughout Northeast Louisiana. She will be sorely missed, but we rejoice in the knowledge that she is now in a better place.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 10:00 AM at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro, LA with the interment following in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Winnsboro, LA. Visitation will be Friday, March 10, 2006, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro, LA.

MARTIN A. PARKER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Memorial services for Martin A. Parker will be 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2006 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Monroe, LA. Rev. Dick Humphries and Rev. Nancy Wofford will be officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe, LA. Martin A. Parker was a beloved husband and dedicated father, married for sixty-three years to his wife, Liz. Martin passed away on March 6, 2006 to his gracious Father and Creator. Martin was known as a quiet, unassuming man with a genuine Christian spirit. He loved people and people loved to be around him.

Martin and his twin sister, Merceliete Aubuchon, were born on March 24, 1920 in Flat River, MO to the late Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Parker. Martin was preceded in death by his son, Dr. John Duane Parker.
Martin had five years of military service with the U.S. Army and served in World War II. After his military service, he attended and graduated from embalming school in St. Louis, MO. He then worked in the funeral business in Brookhaven, MS and Monroe, LA. He retired as manager of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home; then worked for several more years at Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Martin was a member of the Downtown Rotary Club in Monroe, the Civitan's Club in Brookhaven, MS, a Mason of the Scottish Rite Lodge and a Shriner in Brookhaven, MS, and St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Monroe where he was a member of the Lea Joyner UMC Men's Bible Study.

He is survived by his wife, Liz and daughters, Barbara Ellen Parker of Dallas, TX and Carole Parker Ennis of Oklahoma City, OK; daughter-in-law, Laura Allen Parker; sister, Merceliete Parker Aubuchon; grandchildren, Dan Blue and wife, Ann of Phoenix, AZ, Brandee Blue Lester of Oklahoma City, OK, Mimi Parker Rutledge and husband, Mike of Monroe, LA, Randy Parker and wife, Missy of Monroe, LA and Parker Elizabeth Drain of Carrolton, TX; great grandchildren, Christopher Sullivan of Illinois, McKenna Lester of Loveland, CO, John Michael Parker of Monroe, LA, Hanna Elizabeth Boyd of Oklahoma City, OK, Hanlon Parker of Monroe, LA and Mary Alice Rutledge of Monroe, LA and nephews, Greg Glei and wife, Susan, Matt Glei and wife, Diane and Gordon Glei.
The family would like to extend thanks to all the prayer groups, the Hospice Care of Louisiana, many friends, Dr. Michael Cage and Dr. Charles Morgan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church Allen-Parker Choir Fund, 1901 Lexington, Monroe, LA 71201 or the John D. Parker Golf Scholarship in care of ULM Athletic Scholarship Foundation, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM to service time at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Monroe, LA.

JAMES HOWARD ROGERS
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Services for James Howard Rogers, age 61, of Crestview, FL will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2006 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Charles Lutrick officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery west of Grayson. Mr. Rogers was born in Columbia on September 13, 1944 to the union of J. T. and Kathleen Lutrick Rogers and died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at his residence in Crestview.
He was a construction foreman and worked all over the world, working in the United Arab Emerates, Cairo, Egypt and Port au PrincHaiti. He moved to Daytona, FL where he was working at the time of his illness. James attended Grayson Elementary School and graduated from Union High School in Willits, CA. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-six years, Elizabeth "Libby" McMurry Rogers of Crestview, FL; his daughter, Adrianne of Crestview, FL; his sister, Margie Tomalewicz and her husband, Jack of Georgtown, KY; his brothers, Horace Wayne Rogers and his wife, Iris of Columbia, Edge Rogers of Atlanta, GA and Dwight Rogers and his wife, Sharon of Columbia; his sister-in-law, Lynda Hooper and her husband, Ken; his brother-in-law, Bill McMurry and his wife, Janet; five nieces; eleven nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be David Tomalewicz, Matthew Tomalewicz, Brandon Rogers, Ron Rogers, Lucas Rogers and Tommy Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Old Union Cemetery Fund, % Citizens Progressive Bank in Grayson, the American Cancer Society or the Ouachita Parish Humane Society.
Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of services at Riser Funeral Home, 7131 Hwy 165, Columbia.

MRS. VERA WASHAM TOLAR
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Graveside Services for Vera Washam Tolar will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 11, 2006, in the Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, LA with Alan Robertson officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA.

Vera was born on June 6, 1919 in Monroe, LA and died on March 6, 2006 in Norman, OK.
Vera was a graduate of Ouachita Parish High School and had resided in Rayville, LA until re-locating to Southern California, where she spent her working years for a school district. After retirement, Vera moved back to West Monroe, where she renewed old friendships and made many new ones. In 1993, for health reasons, she moved to Denver, CO, and resided there until late 2005, when she moved to Norman, OK, nearer her daughter and family. Vera was a member of the Church of Christ. Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and George Tolar; sisters, Louise Tolar, Maude Guidry and Iva Freeman and brothers, Nathaniel "Nick" Tolar and F.A. "Speedy" Tolar.
Survivors include her daughter, Frances Washam Troglin and husband, Rev. Charles of Wewoka, OK; brothers, Leonard Tolar of Rayville, LA and George Tolar, Jr. of Covina, CA. She is also survived by six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and a number of nieces, nephews and special friends. A nephew, Cecil "Pete" Tolar and wife, Mable of Pine, CO are recognized as dedicated and loving caregivers to Vera.

Glen Atkins, 57
RUSTON Glen Atkins, a cosmetologist, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Cathedral of Praise Worship Center, Ruston. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

Nina Britton, 88
Nina Britton of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Church of Christ, Monroe. Visitation is 5-6 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Steven Brown, 36
COLUMBIA Steven Brown, a laborer, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Delores Caldwell, 49
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Delores Caldwell, a homemaker formerly of Monroe, died March 2. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Monday at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery, Monroe.

Minnie M. Chandler, 88
BASTROP Minnie "Cricket" Madison Chandler, a former employee of Hickory Manor Nursing Home, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bastrop.

Willie Lee Davis, 79
WINNSBORO Willie Lee Davis, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Mattie Galvin, 50
TALLULAH Mattie Galvin, a homemaker, died March 2. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be at Waverly Cemetery, Waverly.

Delmar Milton Green, 67
EL DORADO, Ark. Delmar Milton Green, a laborer, died March 3. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Fellowship Church, El Dorado. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Strong, Ark., under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Darrell Lynn Johnson, 37
Darrell Lynn Johnson of Monroe, a fire communications officer with the Monroe Fire Department, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater New Hope Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Linda W. Leggett, 63
BASTROP Linda Williams Leggett, a retired certified nursing assistant, died Monday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Agnes Lewis, 99
COLUMBIA Agnes Lewis, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church, Corey. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today with wake service from 6-7 p.m. at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be at Good Hope Cemetery, Corey.

James Martin, 50
NEW ORLEANS James Martin, a handyman, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. March 17 at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be at Powell Street Extension Cemetery.

Jesse Jewel Maryland, 81
Jesse Jewel Maryland of Monroe, a truck driver, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at New Light Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7:30 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Donnie Ray McKenzie, 50
START Donnie Ray McKenzie, an auto mechanic, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Margie Miles, 83
Margie Miles of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Holly Grove Baptist Church, Sugar Hill. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be at Union Valley Cemetery, Baskin.

Bishop Vercy S. Moore, 57
NEW ORLEANS Bishop Vercy S. Moore, an accountant, died Saturday. Services are noon Saturday at Berean Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Powell Street Extension Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

James Ramsey, 67
MARION James Ramsey, a laborer, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Spearsville. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Johnny Roberts, 56
SWARTZ Johnny Roberts, a switchman with Union Pacific Railroad, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Dixie Leanora Sims, 85
RAYVILLE Dixie Leanora Sims, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Rayville United Methodist Church. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Rayville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville.

Emma M. Stewart, 91
BASTROP Emma Rhodella McNeece Stewart, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Smith-Morgan Cemetery, Kingsland, Ark.

Kenyatta Stewart
TALLULAH Kenyatta Stewart died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Hollie Vernon Watkins, 63
Hollie Vernon Watkins of Monroe, a construction foreman, died Wednesday. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Martha M. Wilson, 89
Martha M. "Big Mama" Wilson of West Monroe, a retired seamstress, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Gracie Winnfield, 86
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Gracie Winnfield, a homemaker formerly of Collinston, died March 2. Services are noon Saturday at Galilee Baptist Church, Collinston. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Trousdale Hill Cemetery, Collinston.

Eloise Wyatt, 85
Eloise Wyatt of Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Previously Acknowledged
Brown, Jonathan Michael: 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Carr, Terrell: 1 p.m. Saturday, Macedonia Baptist Church, Monroe. Eddines, Eva Rae: 1 p.m. today, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Chatham.

Jackson, Lula Mae: 1 p.m. today, Evening Star Baptist Church, Grayson. Jackson, Rosie L.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. King, Arthur: 1 p.m. today, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Farmerville. Muckelrath,

Venice Hemphill: 10 a.m. Saturday, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Patton Jr., Kermit: 1 p.m. today, Pines Memorial Cemetery. Richard, Dorothy Davis: 11 a.m. Saturday, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Monroe.

Spence, Charles E. "Billy": 11 a.m. Saturday, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Thomas, Richard "Koddie": 2:30 p.m. Saturday, St. John A.M.E. Church, Monroe.


March 11, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ELVIE ROBERTS MCINTYRE Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Services for Mrs. Elvie Roberts McIntyre, 79, of West Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Warren Eckhardt officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Mrs. McIntyre was born February 24, 1927 in Mt. Giled, NC and died March 10, 2006 in West Monroe, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Lola Roberts; brother, Carson Roberts and sister, Mattie Lee Hines. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, D.C. McIntyre of West Monroe; sons, Tom McIntyre and wife, Brenda of Seattle, WA and Daniel McIntyre of Arcadia, LA; daughter, Glenda Madden and husband, Al of Simsboro, LA; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, J.F. Roberts and wife, Dorothy of Urania, LA and sisters, Agatha Smiddy of Oklahoma and Julia Ann Adcock and husband, James of Rayville, LA. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

DONNIE RAY MCKENZIE Brown-Holley Funeral Home Rayville, LA Funeral services for Donnie Ray McKenzie, age 50, of Rayville, LA will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel in Rayville with Bro. Jimmy Wright and Bro. Floyd Duchesne officiating. Interment will follow in the McKnight Cemetery near Holly Ridge under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville. Donnie Ray McKenzie was born on April 2, 1955 in Rayville and passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in Rayville. Donnie was an avid fisherman. Survivors include his daughter, Holly Michelle McKenzie and her mother, Kelly McKenzie Bowden of Stonewall, LA; parents, John and Eloise McKenzie of Rayville; sisters, Cindy Townsend and husband, Scott of Lafayette, LA and Sarah Lowery and husband, Tim of West Monroe; brothers, Calvin McKenzie and wife, Amy of Rayville, Mike McKenzie and friend, Rachel of Girard, LA and Drew McKenzie of West Monroe and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Mike McKenzie, Calvin McKenzie, Billy Ray "Hot Shot" Harris, Chad Townsend, Buddy Hughes, David Toothman and Greg Wagner. Honorary pallbearers will be Barry Perrot and Harlon Barnett. Visitation will be from 4:30 PM until 9:00 PM, Saturday and 10:00 AM until service time Sunday at Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville.

JOHNNY ROBERTS Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe
Funeral services for Johnny Roberts, 56, of Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 13, 2006, at First Baptist Church of West Monroe, with Rev. Dwight Munn and Rev. David Worthington officiating. Private interment will be in Lincecum Family Cemetery in Georgetown, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Mr. Roberts was born December 15, 1949 and passed away at his home in Swartz on March 8, 2006. He was employed as a signalman with Union Pacific Railroad and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. He served in the United States Army from 1969-1971. He attended Northeast Louisiana University and was a member of the wrestling team. He loved riding horses and was an active member of the Louisiana Chapter of Missouri Foxtrotters Riding Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church of West Monroe where he shared his love for Jesus. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louie and Louise Roberts of Georgetown and a brother, Herbert Roberts of Orange, TX.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife and best friend, Jean Roberts; two stepsons, Ron Brazell and wife, Tammy of Prairie Grove, AR and Brad Brazell and wife, Dawn of Sterlington, LA; four grandchildren, Hunter Brazell, Brittany Brazell, Julia Brazell and Jessica Brazell; two sisters, Shelia Roberts of Pineville, LA and Janie Crump of Baton Rouge, LA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be W.T. Riles, Glen McAdams, Wendell Foshee, Roger Elkin, Don Brant, Jim McKenzie, Jack Green and Bill Weeks. Honorary pallbearers will be Union Pacific Railroad gang 1459 and co-workers, Bob Thompson and Mike Lyons.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe and from 1:00 PM until service, Monday at the church.
If your life was touched by Johnny Roberts, to honor him donations may be sent to Men's Ministry at First Baptist Church of West Monroe or Adult Outreach ministry at North Monroe Baptist Church.

MRS. DIXIE BLISSARD SIMS Mulhearn Funeral Home - Rayville, LA
Services for Mrs. Dixie Blissard Sims 85 of Rayville, LA will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Rayville United Methodist Church with Rev. Ted Freeland officiating. Interment will follow in Rayville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, LA.

Mrs. Dixie was a member of Rayville United Methodist Church and The Something More Sunday School Class a charter member of the Rayville Arts and Civic Club and Past member of the Louisiana Ladies Golf Association. A loving Mother, Grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Josiah and Zola Mae Blissard; husband, DeSha Sims; daughter, Sherry Sims Williams; father and mother-in-law, Hoytt Sims and Annie Louise DeSha Sims; brother, Doris Blissard and sister, Irene Deatheridge. She is survived by her daughter, Jacklyn Sims Branch and her husband, Larry G. of Rayville, LA; a son, Hoytt DeSha Sims, Jr. and his wife, Mary of Rayville, LA; son-in-law, Sam O. Williams of Rayville, LA; sisters, Betty Baines of Big Springs, TX and Joann Ridgeway of Lubock, TX; grandchildren, Mark K. Branch and his wife, Amy, David J. Branch and his wife, Evelyn, R. Ken Branch and his wife, Jenny, J. Dan Branch and his wife, Nikkole, Hoytt Desha Sims, III, N. Chandler Sims, Samantha Ann Williams McIness and her husband, Proctor and Wendy Paige Williams Carbo and her husband, Jeff; step grandchildren, Jason Bradley Clark and his wife, Molly and R. Brandon Clark; great grandchildren, Matthew, Jacob, Blake, David Joe, Connor, Haleigh, Maryanna, Erin, Mallory, Emily and Katelyn Branch, Lawson and Sterrett, McIness, Will Carbo and Jada Clark along with a host of nieces and nephews and faithful friend Rosa Webb.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of The Something More Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Methodist Children's Home in Ruston, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or The Rayville United Methodist Church. Visitation will be today from 1:00 PM until service time at the church.

MRS. MARTHA MYRTLE WILSON Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha "Big Mama" Wilson, 89, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, March 12, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA with Don Delukie officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mrs. Wilson was born June 20, 1916 in Sumrall, MS and passed away March 9, 2006 in West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Jewel Wilson. She was a member of Jackson Street Church of Christ.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children, Wyvonne Watson, Glenda Watson, Sylvia Prestridge and husband John, Onnie Dixon, Peggy Rix and husband Jim and Hershel Wilson and wife Pat; one honorary daughter, Brenda Watts; grandchildren, Barry Watson, Connie Sullivan, Lyvonne Harris, Timothy Watson, Donald Prestridge, Ronald Prestridge, Kimberly Lenard, Darren Dixon, Kelly Dixon, Richard Burns, Robert Burns, David Wilson and Allyson Wilson and ten great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Darren Dixon, Kelly Dixon, Robert Burns, Rusty Lenard, Lance Harris and Leonard Rhodes. Honorary pallbearers will be Barry Watson, Dr. William Smith, Jimmy Davis, Ronald Prestridge and Timothy Watson. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM until service time.

Elijah B. Boney, infant
Elijah Barrett Boney of Monroe, the infant son of Travis and April Boney, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Choudrant City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Juanita Cheek, 80
Juanita Cheek of Calhoun, former owner and operator of Pine Hill Country Club, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Craig Clark, 60
RUSTON Craig Clark, a hotel restaurant manager, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Willie Lee Davis, 79
WINNSBORO Willie Lee Davis, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is from noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Lorene Calhoun Dixon, 86
Lorene Calhoun Dixon of Monroe, a secretary at the Pentagon, died March 6. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Union Baptist Church, Bosco. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial is in the church cemetery.

Alfred Gregory, 68
COLLINSTON Alfred "Tall Boy" Gregory, a retired pipeline employee, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Loch Arbor Baptist Church, Swartz. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Bessie L. Hammett, 85
BOSSIER CITY Bessie Louise Hammett, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Roy Delois Hudgens, 79
DELHI Roy Delois Hudgens, a yard maintenance worker, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Delhi Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.

Linda Lea Leggett, 63
BASTROP Linda Lea Leggett, a certified nursing assistant, died Monday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. today at Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Delmas Lyles, 65
ANSLEY Delmas Lyles, an electrician, died Thursday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Ansley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

Lela Mae Manning, 76
FARMERVILLE Lela Mae Manning, a food technician, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Clara Mae P. Moore, 98
Clara Mae Powell Moore of West Monroe, a pastor's wife, died Wednesday. 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.

LaFayne P. Morris, 87
FARMERVILLE LaFayne Popwell Morris, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church, Farmerville. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Stuart 'Stu' Morse, 26
Stuart "Stu" Adam Morse of West Monroe, a carpenter, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Martin A. Parker, 85 Martin A. Parker of Monroe, retired manager of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Monroe, died Monday. Services are 4 p.m. today at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 3 p.m. today until service time at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.

Charles E. Porter Jr., 46
Charles Edward Porter Jr. of West Monroe, a maintenance worker for West Monroe High School, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Saul Robinson, 76
Saul Robinson of Monroe, a machine operator with the Department of Agriculture, died Saturday. Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery.

James Howard Rogers, 61
CRESTVIEW, Fla. James Howard Rogers, a construction foreman, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery, west of Grayson.

Emma R. Stewart, 91
TALLULAH Emma Rhodella Stewart, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith-Morgan Cemetery, Kingsland, Ark.

Vera Washam Tolar, 86
NORMAN, Okla. Vera Washam Tolar, formerly of West Monroe, a computer operator, died Monday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Hasley Cemetery. Visitation is noon until 1:15 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Britton, Nina: 11 a.m. today, Parkview Church of Christ, Monroe.
Brown, Jonathan Michael: 1 p.m. today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Caldwell, Delores: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Carr, Terrell: 1 p.m. today, Macedonia Baptist Church, Monroe.
Chandler, Minnie "Cricket" Madison: 10 a.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Galvin, Mattie: 1 p.m. today, First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Green, Delmar Milton: 11 a.m. today, Faith Fellowship Church, El Dorado, Ark.
Jackson, Rosie L.: 11 a.m. today, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Johnson, Darrell Lynn: 2 p.m. today, Greater New Hope Baptist Church, Monroe.
Lewis, Agnes: 2 p.m. today, Hopewell Baptist Church, Corey.
Martin, James: 1 p.m. Friday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Maryland, Jesse Jewel: 11 a.m. today, New Light Baptist Church, Monroe.
Miles, Margie: 1 p.m. today, Holly Grove Baptist Church, Sugar Hill.
Moore, Bishop Vercy S.: noon today, Berean Baptist Church, Monroe.
Muckelrath, Venice Hemphill: 10 a.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Ramsey, James: 1 p.m. Monday, Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Spearsville.
Richard, Dorothy Davis: 11 a.m. today, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Monroe.
Sims, Dixie Leanora: 2 p.m. today, Rayville United Methodist Church.
Spence, Charles E. "Billy": 11 a.m. today, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Thomas, Richard "Koddie": 2:30 p.m. today, St. John A.M.E. Church, Monroe.
Winnfield, Gracie: noon today, Galilee Baptist Church, Collinston.


March 12, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

INFANT ELIJAH BARRETT BONEY
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Ruston, LA
Graveside services for Elijah Barrett Boney will be at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Choudrant City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Officiating will be Rev. Scotty Sanders.

Elijah passed away on March 8, 2006 in New Orleans.

Survivors include his parents, Travis and April Boney of Monroe; brother, Will and sister, Sara Grace; maternal grandparents, Bill and Janice Roark of Farmerville; fraternal grandfather, Ray Boney of Harmony, MS; fraternal grandmother, Sue Johnson King of Choudrant; maternal great grandmother, Grace McBride of Farmers Branch, TX; uncle, Ryan Roark of Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

GLENN EDWARD BROWN
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, La.
Graveside services for Mr. Glenn Edward Brown, 57, of Winnsboro, La. will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday March 13, 2006 in Roselawn Memorial Garden Cemetery in Calhoun, La. with Bill Schooley officiating, under the direction of Mulhearn Funer-al Home in West Monroe, La. Mr. Brown died March 11, 2006 at his residence.

Glenn was a member of the Church of Christ and was U. S. Army Veteran of Vietnam War.
Survivors: Wife, Brenda Sliger Brown; Children, Chad Sliger, Joshua Brown, Jeremy Brown and Patrick Miller; Mother, Mrs. Merilyn Brown; Brothers, Jimmy Brown, Sr. and Don Brown and wife, Tracy; grandchildren, Taylor Sliger, Brennan Brown, Jordan Brown and Neal Miller; Mother-in-law, Mrs. Kathleen Sliger several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 11:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home.

MRS. JUANITA MCGOUGH CHEEK
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita McGough Cheek, 80, of Calhoun, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, March 13, 2006, in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Officiating will be Reverend Mark Fenn and Dr. Jerry Edmondson. Interment will be in Gwen Cemetery near Mangham, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Mrs. Cheek was born on July 12, 1925 in Farmerville, LA and passed away on March 10, 2006 in West Monroe, LA after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents: Jewel McGough and Elsie Hicks McGough; sisters: Joanne Harris and Mary Nolan; brother: Sam McGough. She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years: Steve Kline Cheek of Calhoun, LA; son: Steven Randal Cheek of Monroe, LA; twin grandchildren: Lexy Cheek and Niko Cheek (twenty-six months) of Monroe, LA; sister: Marie Cosse of Calhoun, LA; brother: Dwight McGough of Caney Lake, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Cheek was a graduate of Farmerville High School. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston in 1948. She taught business subjects at Mangham High School from 1948 until 1960. She worked as a home maker in Lake Providence, LA from 1961 until 1980. During this time, she served as President of the Lake Providence Junior Auxiliary from 1971-1972. She and her husband owned and managed Pine Hills Country Club in Calhoun, LA from 1979 until 1998. She spent much of her retirement at her home in Branson, MO. Mrs. Cheek was a member of First Baptist Church in West Monroe, where she attended the Mary Martha Sunday School Class.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Noble Ellington, Jr; Carey Cheek, Bill Cheek, Jimmy Cosse, Donny Cosse and Kenneth Cheek. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 P.M., Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

MRS. HAZEL PATE JOHNSON
Hazel Pate Johnson, born July 16, 1921, died peacefully at her home March 9, 2006.

She will be remembered my many as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and good friend. Hazel was a charter member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and active at the Monroe Bridge House and Bayou Desiard Country Club bridge groups.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Hewitt B. Johnson; parents Autsey and Nancy Pate, brothers Johnny Pate and Limon Pate and sister Bertie Peal all of Goldsboro, N.C., and sister Essie Snead of Hollywood, Florida. She is survived by son Don H. Johnson and wife Martha; and son Neal G. Johnson and wife Aimee, all of Monroe; brother A.J. Pate and sister-in-law Letha, of Palm City, Fla. and brother Cleve Belle Pate, of Lake Forest, Fla.

Hazel leaves her cherished grand daughters: Julianne Maerschel and husband, Kurt of Dallas, Tx.; Sarah Johnson of Norfolk, Va.; Ginger Hamilton and husband Jamey, of Ft. Worth, Tx., Terri Stover and husband Christian, of Pensacola, Fla.; and grandson Christopher Johnson, of Slidell, La. She recently celebrated in the birth of her great granddaughter Isabella Maria Stover and looked forward to the arrival of her great grandson, baby Maerschel.
Hazel made her very personal gift to the LSU School of Medicine; therefore a date will be announced later for a memorial service. The family ask that any remembrances be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1901 Lexington Ave., Monroe, La 71201.

STUART MORSE
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Stuart Morse, 26, of Calhoun, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2006, at McClendon Baptist Church in West Monroe, with Brother Rick Crandall officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe.

Stuart was born December 7,1979 in West Monroe, LA and died Thursday, March 09, 2006 after a lengthy illness. Stuart was a Christian of the Baptist faith. He loved his family with all his heart. Stuart never met a stranger, and was famous for giving big bear hugs. He had a wonderful singing voice. He and his high school choir placed 3rd in a state competition. He also, won a scholarship to ULM for his talent in choir. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Stuart was preceded in death by his grandfather, T.C. "Joe" Lowman; paternal grandparents, James Alvin and Marjorie Morse; great grandmother, Granny Tanner Rogers.
Stuart is survived by his parents, James and Tammy Morse of Calhoun, LA; his sister, Jessica Morse of Calhoun, LA; grandmother, Dorothy Butler "MiMi" of Downsville, LA; aunts, Linda Gail Smith of Oklahoma, Angela Heightmyer of Colleen, TX, Crystal Jiles and husband Derrick of Calhoun, LA; uncles, Chris Lowman and wife Laurie of Natalia, TX, John Bone and wife Lucy of Portland, TX, Wesley Lowman and wife Tracy of San Antonio, TX; cousins, Mandy Nelson, Troy, Alicia, and Charlie Lowman, Kyle and Emma Bone, Shanna and Scotty Peabody, Arron, Amanda, and Weslin Lowman, Mykah Gaines, Kaylon and Blake Jiles; numerous other great aunts, great uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe.

ELI GERALD "PODGE" OWENS
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA

Services for Eli Gerald "Podge" Owens age 78, of Downsville will be held on Monday, March 13, at 10:00 A.M. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Downsville with Rev. David Barkley and Rev. Floyd Pate officiating. Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

Gerald was born on March 30, 1927 in Downsville and passed away on March 10, 2006 in West Monroe. Gerald was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was a retired plumber and a life long member and deacon of Mt. Ararat Baptist in Downsville. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents Eli and Pinkie Owens, brothers Clifton and Vick Owens, and sister Mamie Jorden. Survivors include his wife of fifty seven years, Ouida Bridges Owens ; son Scott Owens and wife Amy of Downsville; daughters, Gerry Brewer and husband Kenneth of Haughten, Beth Hale and husband Danny of Princeton, Fay Hamm and husband Larry of Rocky Branch, Debbie Jones and husband Ricky of Pride, Bridgett Bishop and husband Reggie of West Monroe, Michele McCarty and husband Shane of Downsville. Grandchildren: Brandy Merry and husband Brad of Bossier City, Charlie Hale of Princeton, Adam, Daniel, and Amanda Jones of Pride,Gina Brewer of Haughton, Megan and Peyton Owens of Downsville, Ryan and Eric Bishop of West Monroe, Brooke and Dylan McCarty of Downsville. Great Grandchild Kaylee Merry of Bossier City and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Adam Jones, Daniel Jones, Stan Bridges, Ben Bridges, Jo Bridges, Johnny Bridges, Buddy Owens, and Danny Boyd.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church: Richard Bridges, Marty Boyd, Frank Taylor, Jerry Antley, W.L. Brantley, Harley Albritton, Jr. Bayles, James Odaware and Kevin Albritton. Visitation will be Sunday, March 12, 2006 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.

BARNEY L. STAGGS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA

Services for Mr. Barney L. Staggs, 77, of Monroe, will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 13, 2006, at Christian Life Church, with Rev. Danny Chance and Rev. G. E. Chance officiating. Interment will be Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Mr. Staggs, a member of Christian Life Church, was born June 22, 1928, in Ansley, LA, and died March 11, 2006, in Monroe, LA. He retired from Louisiana Training Institute.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy Staggs; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary L. and Phyllis Staggs and Gregg and Amy Staggs; daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Terry Hearold, LaDonna and Gary Lynch; grandsons, Garrison Lynch and Cameron Hebert; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Pallbearers will be Chet Tidwell, Tommy Tidwell, Tim Charrier, Todd Wiley, Toby Waters, and Shayne Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Wiley, Edward "Pete" Swillie, Gleason Copeland and Tom David Waters.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Christian Life Church. Memorials may be made to Christian Life Church Building Fund.

Clark Burrill, 52
LISMORE — Clark Burrill, owner of Burrill Drilling and Exploration, died Saturday. Graveside services are 3:30 p.m. today at Oswalt Cemetery. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. at Young's Funeral Home. Young's Funeral Home of Ferriday is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Johnson, 85
WISNER — Lillian Kathleen Johnson, a retired Licensed Practical Nurse, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Chenal-Lakeland Cemetery at Lakeland.

Homer W. Madden, 44
SIMSBORO — Homer W. Madden, a mill operator, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ruston.

Matt Massey, 62
FORT NECESSITY — Matt Massey, a diesel mechanic, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Elvie Roberts McIntyre, 79
Elvie Roberts McIntyre of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Donnie Ray McKenzie, 50
RAYVILLE — Donnie Ray McKenzie, an auto mechanic, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in McKnight Cemetery, Holly Ridge.

Jim Porter, 57
BASTROP — Jim Porter, a retired Morehouse Parish sheriff's deputy, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be Carter Cemetery, Bastrop.

Johnny Roberts, 56
SWARTZ — Johnny Roberts, a Union Pacific Railroad switchman, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, and 1-2 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Lincecum Family Cemetery, Georgetown.

Mabel Neely Silmon, 89
BASTROP — Mabel Neely Silmon, a homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tony Sullivan, 46
Tony Sullivan of West Monroe, owner of Sullivan's Masonry Co., died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Martha Myrtle Wilson, 89
Martha Myrtle "Big Mama" Wilson of West Monroe, a retired seamstress, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m.
today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is noon until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Previously acknowledged
Boney, Elijah Barrett: 2 p.m. today, Choudrant City Cemetery.
Caldwell, Delores: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Clark, Craig: 10 a.m. Monday, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.
Davis, Willie Lee: 2 p.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Dixon, Lorene Calhoun: 11 a.m. Monday, Union Baptist Church, Bosco.
Gregory, Alfred "Tall Boy": 2 p.m. today, Loch Arbor Baptist Church, Swartz.
Hudgens, Roy Delois: 2 p.m. today, Delhi Masonic Cemetery, Delhi.
Martin, James: 1 p.m. Friday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Ramsey, James: 1 p.m. Monday, Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Spearsville.
Robinson, Saul: 1:30 p.m. today, Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Stewart, Emma Rhodella: 1 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.


March 13, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MR. MATT MASSEY
Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Matt Massey, 62 ,of Fort Necessity, LA will be held at Fort Necessity Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Hershel Clanton and Rev. David Philips officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Necessity Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Mr. Massey was born February 01, 1944 in Fort Necessity, LA and passed away Saturday March 11, 2006 at VA Medical Center in Alexandria. He was a resident of Fort Necessity, a diesel mechanic, a member of the River of Life Church in Winnsboro, and a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam War.

He was preceded in Death by:Father-Ted Massey Brother-Louis Massey Brother-in-law-Russell A. Price.
Survivors include Mother-Artis Massey of Fort Necessity, La. Son-Stacy Matt Massey and his wife Angela of Columbia, La.grandsons-Josh and Dylan9 Siblings-D.C. Massey of Homer, La., Margie Price of Monroe, La., Joy Johnson of West Monroe, La., Twin Brother Mack Massey and wife Joyce of Columbia, La., Don Massey of Monroe, La., Betty Till and husband Mike of Monroe, La., Ann Jewell and husband Cliff of Columbia, La., Smiley Massey and wife Bonnie of Fort Necessity, La., and Linda Windham and husband Warren of Benton, La.three Stepchildren-Karen, Lori, and Danny three Step Grandchildren-Chad, Tyler, and Braden Special Friend-Sherryalso survived by: Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

The Pallbearers will be nephews and the Honorary Pallbearers will be his friend Luther and Boeuf Prairie Senior Citizens. The family will receive friends at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday, March 13, 2006.

WILLIE LEON SIMPSON
Walmart Singing Greeter Ruston, LA - Kilpatrick Funeral Home

Willie Leon Simpson went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2006. He was born in Jones, Louisiana on July 21, 1918 and is preceded in death by his mother, Irene Butler Simpson Armstrong, his father Louis Allen Simpson.
He is survived by his children, Wanda Simpson, Elaine Phipps, and Steven Simpson. He was a loving grandfather and leaves behind the following grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Sal Miletello, IV and his wife Kendra and their four children, Faith, Hope, Luke and Samuel; granddaughter Wendy Miletello; and grandson Mark Miletello and his wife Tammy and their four children, Kristin, Madison, JonMark and Nicolas; grandson Joey Miletello and his wife Beth and their son Christian; granddaughter Amy Porter and her husband Heath and their children, Jacob and Dylan; and grandson Cody Wayne Phipps.

Leon was retired from the ministry and from Louisiana Department of Job Security. He served in World War II in the 8th Infantry Division, 56th field artillery, Battery "C" in the European front and was in three major battles. Leon was an ordained minister and taught the Bible until his health no longer permitted. Leon was very proud that he was a Walmart "People's" Greeter. He was featured in the 1st Walmart Associate commercial, performed a song he wrote "Down The Walmart Way" at a convention in Bentonville, Arkansas, and often said that he did not consider greeting people as work, but as fun. Leon is doing now what he always spoke of, greeting his Savior at the door of Heaven. Leon was a loving father, and he taught his family that loving God was the most important purpose of life. He is deeply loved by his family and will be missed until we meet again.

Visitation will be Monday March 13, 2006, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with funeral service held on Tuesday March 14,2006 at 1:00 PM. Both will be held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana.Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery in Jones, Louisiana.

TONY EUGENE SULLIVAN
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA.

Funeral services for Mr. Tony Eugene Sullivan, 46, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday March 14, 2006 at the Living Way Apostolic Church in West Monroe with Rev. Carl Shurte, Rev. Loy Tolbird, and Rev. Ronnie Turner, Sr. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Garden in Calhoun, La. under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Mr. Sullivan died March 11, 2006 at his residence in West Monroe. He was a member of the Living Way Apostolic Church in West Monroe and was Co-Owner of Sullivan Masonry.

Survivors include his wife of twenty-eight years, Recie Sullivan, children, Tony Eugene Sullivan, Jr., Dustin Gene Sullivan and wife Brandy, Crystal Sullivan, Matthew Logan Sullivan, grandchildren, Jacob Sullivan, Madelyn and Madison Ellington all of West Monroe; mother, Mildred Sullivan of West Monroe, LA; father, Charles Eugene Sullivan of Sikes, LA; sister, Peggy Head and husband Kenny of Calhoun, LA; brother, Danny Sullivan and wife Melody of West Monroe; Cynthia Davis and husband Todd of Bastrop, LA. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tony was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and uncle. He had a heart of gold and gave his time unselfishly to others. He was known for his smile and kind words. He never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. One of his greatest joys in life was his family, especially his grandchildren who lovingly called him "Poppy".

Pallbearers will be Danny Sullivan, Jay Chilton, Jeremy Chilton, Todd Davis, Todd Tidwell, Ben Hudson, Lew Hudson, and Brad Bordelon. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Monday March 13, 2006 at the Living Way Apostolic Fellowship and Sanctuary Building. Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home in Monroe, LA.

MRS. LELA MAE HINTON YOUNG
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Graveside services for Mrs. Lela Mae Hinton Young, 89, of West Monroe will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Hasley Cemetery. Rev. Mark Fenn will be officiating, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mrs. Young was born September 28, 1916 in Downsville, LA. and died March 11, 2006 in West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Young received a B.A. from Northeast Louisiana University in cosmetology and after receiving her education she was owner/operator of Young's Beauty Shop for many years. Later she retired from Ouachita Parish Library. Mrs. Young was a member of First Baptist Church of West Monroe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Young; parents, Leon and Dosia Hinton and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include her nephew, Tommy Young and her cousin, Euna Rugg; she is also survived by numerous other family members. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until noon Tuesday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe.

Glenn Edward Brown, 57
WINNSBORO — Glenn Edward Brown, disabled, died Saturday. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Garden, Calhoun. Visitation is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Juanita Cheek, 80
Juanita Cheek, of Calhoun, former owner and operator of Pine Hill Country Club, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Gwen Cemetery near Mangham.

Naomi Connor Cockerham, 60
OLLA — Naomi Connor Cockerham, a retired grocery store cashier, died Saturday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Olla.

Bessie L. Hammett, 85
BOSSIER CITY — Bessie Louise Hammett, a homemaker formerly of Vidalia, died Thursday. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Ogden Cemetery, Liddieville. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

James P. Hill Sr., 89
FARMERVILLE — James P. Hill Sr., founder and president of Hill Oil Co., died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Farmerville, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Matt Massey, 62
FORT NECESSITY — Matt Massey, a retired diesel mechanic, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Necessity Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stuart 'Stu' Morse, 26
Stuart "Stu" Adam Morse, a carpenter of Calhoun, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at McClendon Baptist Church. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Johnny Roberts, 56
SWARTZ — Johnny Roberts, a Union Pacific railroad signalman, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, West Monroe. Burial will be in Lincecum Family Cemetery, Georgetown, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. today at the church.

Barney L. Staggs, 77
Barney L. Staggs, of Monroe, retired from the state's Department of Corrections, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Christian Life Church. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Jamie Wilson, 73
RUSTON — Jamie Wilson, a homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Previously acknowledged
Caldwell, Delores: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Clark, Craig: 10 a.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.
Dixon, Lorene Calhoun: 11 a.m. today, Union Baptist Church, Bosco.
Johnson, Lillian Kathleen: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Martin, James: 1 p.m. Friday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Porter, Jim: 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Ramsey, James: 1 p.m. today, Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Spearsville.
Silmon, Mabel Neely: 10 a.m. today, Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.


March 14, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

Cynthia Edwards Breed
3/10/56~3/14/05 Bill, Tyler, Whitney & Hunter

This past year without you in our lives, has been a true test of faith. Through strength from God and daily prayer, we have survived. You were such a loving, caring Mom and Wife. As a teacher, you touched and shaped so many young lives. To know you, was to love you. Death can never destroy the many cherished memories that we shared together. You can never return to us, but we shall come to you.

BOBBY KING SALE
Bailey Mortuary Mulhearn Funeral Home - Haynesville, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Bobby King Sale, 92, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the First Baptist Church, Haynesville, with Dr. Shelby Cowling officiating. Mr. Sale, a life-long resident of Haynesville, died at his home March 12, 2006, following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife of seventy years, Marzelle Baucum Sale; his daughter, Bobbie Jo Sale Stinson and husband, Don of Monroe; his son, Richard Henry Sale and wife, Milly of Shreveport; three grandchildren, Michael Sale Stinson and wife, Leslie of Baton Rouge, Kathryn Sale Sedberry and husband, John of Austin, TX and Margaret Sale Elberson and husband, Chris of Shreveport; five great grandchildren, Michael Sale Stinson, Jr., Isabelle Stinson, William Sale Sedberry, Henry Thomas Sedberry and Mary Marzelle Elberson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sale was preceded in death by his parents, Jacinta King Sale and T.S. Sale; his sister, Joy Sale Crocker and his two brothers, Thomas S. Sale, Jr. and Sidney F. Sale.

Mr. Sale graduated from Haynesville High School in 1931 and attended Hardin-Simmons University and the University of Oklahoma. For thirty-five years he was affiliated with T.S. Sale and Sons, a farm supply store in Haynesville. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where he served for many years as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the choir. He was a member of the Louisiana Forestry Association and Gideons International.

Music was an important facet of Mr. Sale's life. He was a member of Haynesville High School's first organized band and also a member of the Cowboy Marching Band at Hardin-Simmons University. For ten years he directed singing at nursing homes in the area. Pallbearers will be Mike S. Stinson, John W. Sedberry and Chris R. Elberson and nephews, Tom S. Crocker, Franklin A. Sale and Dr. Tom S. Sale. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church and members of Mr. Sale's Sunday school class.

A viewing will be held at Bailey Mortuary in Haynesville, LA on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from the hours of 5:00 until 7:00 PM. The family will be receiving friends at Bailey Mortuary Chapel from 12:00 PM until time of service, Wednesday, March 15, 2006 and interment will follow at Old Town Cemetery.

The family recognizes and is grateful to all those who have provided support and care for Mr. Sale, especially Dr. Manish Dhawan, Dr. Clint Butler, Northwest Regional Hospice, Josie Tell, and Rosa Tell.

Memorial suggestions: First Baptist Church, 2021 Main Street, Haynesville, LA, 71038 or Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA, 71211.

Percy Lee Sims, 74
Mulhearn Funera Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Percy Lee Sims, 74, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the Pleasant Hill Church in West Monroe, LA with Rev. George Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.
Mr. Sims died at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center on Sunday, March 12, 2006.

Mr. Sims was a member of Pleasant Hill Church, where he served as deacon and on the board of trustees. God always came first and was a very important part of his life. He was retired from the United States Army after twenty-two years of service, serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also retired as Director of Athletic Facilities at N.L.U. serving for eighteen years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Alma Sims and his brothers, Leon and Robert Sims. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty P. Sims; two sons, Donnie Sims and wife, Anita and Randall Sims and wife, Penny; daughter, Renee Dewey and husband, Curtis; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Sims and Ralph Sims; sister, Marion Eunice Bunner and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe and from 10:00 AM Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Church.

JAMES PIERCE HILL, SR.
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA

Funeral services for Mr. James Pierce Hill, Sr., age 89, of Farmerville, LA will be Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church, Farmerville with Rev. Roger Johnson, Rev. David Martin and Rev. Johnny Hankins officiating, under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, with a private graveside service.
Mr. Hill was a member of First Baptist Church, Farmerville Lions Club, and Louisiana Oil Marketers Association.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ellora Smith Hill and Leo Jack Hill and one brother, Jack Hill.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Dozier Hill of Farmerville LA; brother, Roland Hill of West Palm Beach, FL; children, James Pierce Hill, Jr. and wife, Louise of Baton Rouge, LA, Lora Hill Hicks and husband, Leonard of Warren, AR and Kerry Dozier Hill and wife, Donna of Farmerville, LA, Abby Hill Nelson and husband, David of Argyle, TX, Mary Anne Hill Earle and husband, Chuck of Farmerville, LA and Geoffrey Scott Hill and wife, Ashlea of Farmerville, LA and fifteen grandchildren, Geoffrey Ryan Hicks, Kristin Renee Hill, Andrew Bridwell Hicks, David Benjamin Nelson, Katelyn Anne Earle, Brenton Garrett Hill, Robert Pierce Earle, James Pierce Hill III, Caroline Francis Hill, Anne Louise Hill, Geoffrey Collin Hill, Julianna Landry Hill, Thomas Joseph Hill, Carter Brooks Hill and John Abram Earle.
Pallbearers will be Steven Frasier, Donnie Brantley, James Norwood, Geoffrey Ryan Hicks, Andrew Bridwell Hicks, David Benjamin Nelson, Brenton Garrett Hill, Robert Pierce Earle, James Pierce Hill III and Cary Brantley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Beauchamp, Ernest L. Young, Zeke Tettleton, Bobby Jefcoat, Ray Odom, J.A. Auger, Gale "Hoss" Brantley and James M. Dozier and Pleasie Smith. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Farmerville in lieu of flowers. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Ron Hammett and the entire 4th floor staff at Glenwood Medical Center for their loving care.

Lloyd 'Snow' Calhoun, 86
BASTROP — Lloyd "Snow" Calhoun, retired from International Paper Co., died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Daniel Campbell Sr., 73
BASTROP — Daniel Campbell Sr., a farmer, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Naomi C. Cockerham, 60
OLLA — Naomi Connor Cockerham, a retired clerk with Mac's Fresh Market in Olla, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Urania Pentecostal Church, Urania. Visitation is 8 a.m. to noon at Riser Funeral Home of Olla and from 1 p.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be at Chickasaw Cemetery, east of Olla.

Virgil Cooper, 87
Virgil Cooper of Monroe, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Billy Ray Deese, 64
DODSON — Billy Ray Deese, a supervisor at Smurfit-Stone Container, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at Gayla Traina Cemetery.

Juarene 'Tink' Dosser, 76
BASTROP — Juarene "Tink" Robertson Dosser, a homemaker, died Monday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stephenson Cemetery, Beekman. Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Myrtle Ayres Harper, 86
JONESBORO — Myrtle Ayres Harper, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Jonesboro.

Cleaveland Hawkes Jr., 86
VIDALIA — Cleaveland Grover Hawkes Jr., a retired supervisor with the Louisiana Highway Department, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Vidalia. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Burial will be at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.

Willie Lee Jackson, 72
BASTROP — Willie Lee Jackson, a farmer, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Lawrence Moses, 65
OAK RIDGE — Lawrence Moses, a mill worker with Georgia Pacific, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Nicholas Page, 93
FARMERVILLE — Nicholas Page, died Saturday. Services are noon Thursday at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Farmerville. Visitation is 11 a.m. Thursday until service time at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of King Funeral Home, Ruston.

Lovie Lee Payne, 81
BERNICE — Lovie Lee Payne, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. today at New Hopewell Baptist Church, Bernice. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Homer.

Eula Dell Philley, 68
OAK GROVE — Eula Dell Philley, a sales clerk with Thompson Hardware, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Henry P. Pitard Sr., 89
EL DORADO, Ark. — Henry Prados Pitard Sr., a retired Munoco Oil Company employee, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Louis 'Pete' Smith Sr., 68
CLAYTON — Louis Amos "Pete" Smith Sr., died Saturday. Memorial services are 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Maitland Community Center, Clayton. Arrangements are under the direction of Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Tony Eugene Sullivan, 46
Tony Eugene Sullivan of West Monroe, owner of Sullivan's Masonry Co., died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Living Way Apostolic Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Larry S. Thomason, 79
DALLAS, Texas — Larry Stanley Thomason, formerly of Alto, retired from Singer Sewing Machine Company, died Monday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Little Creek Methodist Cemetery, Alto. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville.

William Tinson, 61
WATERPROOF — William Tinson, a farmer, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

James E. Tramble, 66
MARION — James E. Tramble, a farmer, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Jamie Wilson, 73
RUSTON — Jamie Wilson, a homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Eloise Wyatt, 85
Eloise Wyatt of Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery, Monroe.

Lela Mae Young, 89
Lela Mae Young of West Monroe, a retired cosmetologist, died Saturday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. until noon today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Caldwell, Delores: 11 a.m. today, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Hammett, Bessie Louise: 1 p.m. today, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Hill Sr., James P.: 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Farmerville,
Johnson, Lillian Kathleen: 11 a.m. today, Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Martin, James: 1 p.m. Friday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Massey, Matt: 2 p.m. today, Fort Necessity Baptist Church, Fort Necessity.


March 15, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MR. PERCY LEE SIMS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Percy Lee Sims, 74, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Pleasant Hill Church in West Monroe, LA with Rev. George Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Mr. Sims died at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center on Sunday, March 12, 2006.
Mr. Sims was a member of Pleasant Hill Church, where he served as deacon and on the board of trustees. God always came first and was a very important part of his life. He was retired from the United States Army after twenty-two years of service, serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also retired as Director of Athletic Facilities at N.L.U. serving for eighteen years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Alma Sims and his brothers, Leon and Robert Sims.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty P. Sims; two sons, Donnie Sims and wife, Anita and Randall Sims and wife, Penny; daughter, Renee Dewey and husband, Curtis; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Sims and Ralph Sims; sister, Marion Eunice Bunner and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Sims, Terry Sims, Lance Sims, Phillip Sims, Michael Sims and Earl Beard. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Church.

LARRY S. THOMASON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Rayville, LA

Services for Mr. Larry S. Thomason, 79, of Dallas, TX, formally of Alto, LA will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 15, 2006, graveside at Little Creek Cemetery, Alto, LA with Rev. David Shirley officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville, LA.
Mr. Thomason passed away March 13, 2006 he was the oldest of five children born of the union of Stanley and Ethel Thomason. After graduating from Mangham High School, Larry was called into the Armed forces where he served most of his time in the Philippines.
Later he attended LSU, several years after college he moved to Dallas and went to work for Singer Sewing Machine Co. and retired as an office manager. He then worked for a neighborhood hardware store until his death after a short illness.

Mr. Thomason was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Stanley Thomason; his sister, Claranette and his brother Jimmie. He is survived by two brothers, Jack Thomason and his wife, Joyce, Jerry Thomason and his wife, Gloria, all of Alto, LA; several nieces and nephews and roommate, Aaron Jacobs of Dallas, TX.

WARREN S. WHITE
Cox Funeral Home - Bastrop, LA

Warren Shelby White, Jr., 87, died on Monday, March 13, 2006, in Mer Rouge, LA at Oak Woods Home for the Elderly following a lengthy illness. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15, 2006, from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM at Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop, LA. Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2006, at 11:00 AM at Oak Ridge Episcopal Church Cemetery. Reverend Ramon Warren and Reverend Bo Horne will officiate.
Mr. White was born February 2, 1919 to Warren Shelby and Gertrude Rolfe White of Mer Rouge, LA. He graduated from Mer Rouge High School and attended Louisiana Tech University and Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL. He served in the United States Army as a Warrant Officer during World War II in the Western Pacific/Phillippine Island campaigns.

Warren was a cattleman, farmer and salesman. He was also involved in numerous agriculture related businesses during his life. He was an avid outdoorsman with a special love of duck and goose hunting in his later years. His self-proclaimed "PhD in duck hunting" led to his guiding and hunting with many area hunters. Also late in life Warren turned his artistic talent towards the art of creating wildlife scrimshaw buckles, bolo ties and jewelry.

Mr. White was an active member and leader of numerous community organizations in Northeast Louisiana. He served over thirty years as Chairman of the Administrative Board of the Mer Rouge United Methodist Church. Mr. White was past president of the Mer Rouge Lions Club, Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, Morehouse Farm Bureau, Morehouse Cattlemen's Association, and Morehouse Police Jury. He was instrumental in generating support for the building of Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, a project of the Mer Rouge Lions Club and his final residence. He also served on the board of the Ouachita Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and was recognized for his work with the Silver Beaver award. Warren was instrumental in raising funds for the purchase of land and development of the T.L. James Boy Scout Camp, serving as Camp Development Chairman.
Devoted to his family, Mr. White is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, June Bacon White; three daughters, Jo Lynn Stampley of Monroe, Becky Williams of Nashville and Donna McAdams and her husband, Johnny of Mer Rouge; one son, W. Shelby White, III and his wife, Sandy of Lafayette and eight grandchildren, William Warren Wallace, John Nelson McAdams and wife Karen, Sarah Beth McAdams, Hilary Williams, Holly Williams, Anna White, Rachel White and Adam White. He is also survived by two sisters, Genevieve McDuff and husband, Dan of Monroe and Dorothy McGlauflin and husband, Gene of Little Rock and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Gertrude White Cone and brothers, Joe Rolfe White and Charles Gilman White. Serving as pallbearers will be Dixon Abell, Bob Erle Clark, Benton Cone, David Daniels, Elton Kennedy, Dr. Allen "Dino" Spires, Gil White and John Rolfe Windsor.

Honorary pallbearers are Virgil McKoin, George Petch, Tommy Rankin and Roy Windsor, Jr. The family would like to especially thank the staff at Oak Woods for their tireless care and support of "Mr. Warren". Memorials may be sent to Oak Woods Home for the Elderly in Mer Rouge, Mer Rouge Methodist Church, Methodist Children's Home in Ruston and Ouachita Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Joseph Ray Brent, 67
BASTROP — Joseph Ray Brent, a retired teacher and coach, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, Bastrop. Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Aline Vernon Campbell, 98
BATON ROUGE — Aline Vernon Campbell, formerly of Bienville Parish, died Sunday. Graveside services are 4 p.m. today at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Bienville Parish. Arrangements are under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Aaron 'Erin' Carter, 76
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Aaron "Erin" Carter, a farmer formerly of Calhoun, died March 7. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Choudrant. Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Addie Lee Curlee, 81
Addie Lee Curlee of West Monroe, a homemaker, died March 8. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Trenton Baptist Church, West Monroe. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery, Calhoun, under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Laverne Ferriss, 82
HARRISONBURG — Laverne Ferriss died Tuesday. Services are 9 a.m. Thursday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in McGhee City Cemetery, McGhee, Ark.

Greg Glass, 18
GADSDEN, Ala. — Greg Glass, a student, died Saturday. Services are noon Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church-Ward 9, Columbia. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Martha Hall, 86
WISNER — Martha Hall, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Doris V. Hammons, 67
QUITMAN — Doris V. Hammons died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Beech Springs Baptist Church. Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be in Sweetwater Cemetery, Quitman.

Wallace Hunter Jr., 83
Wallace Hunter Jr. of Monroe, a retired medical technician, died Thursday. Memorial services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Gary Lusby, 71
CAMDEN, Ark. — Gary Lusby, former owner of J.C. Steele Lumber Co. in West Monroe, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Camden. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Proctor Funeral Home, Camden. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Camden.

Derrick Manning, 42
Derrick Manning of Monroe died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Lela Mae Manning, 96
MARION — Lela Mae Manning, a food technician, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Arlice Evans Morris, 81
TALLULAH — Arlice Evans Morris, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Monday. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. today at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Jesse Edell Reitzell, 64
Jesse Edell Reitzell of Monroe, a deputy sheriff, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Percy Lee Sims, 74
Percy Lee Sims of West Monroe, retired director of athletic facilities at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Pleasant Hill Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Joe Davis 'J.D.' Tatum, 69
OAKLAND, Calif. — Joe Davis "J.D." Tatum, a postal worker formerly of Richwood, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Leroy Toney, 32
NOONDAY, Texas — Leroy "Hard Knocks" Toney, a disc jockey, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Thelma T. Whittington, 82
Thelma Trichel Whittington of Monroe, a retired nurse, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Calhoun, Lloyd "Snow": 2 p.m. today, Riverside Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Dosser, Juarene "Tink" Robertson: 10 a.m. today, Stephenson Cemetery, Beekman.
Harper, Myrtle Ayres: 11 a.m. today, Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Hawkes Jr., Cleaveland Grover: 11 a.m. today, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Vidalia.
Hill Sr., James P.: 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Farmerville,
Martin, James: 1 p.m. Friday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Page, Nicholas: noon Thursday, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Farmerville.
Smith Sr., Louis Amos "Pete": 5-7 p.m. today, Maitland Community Center, Clayton.
Thomason, Larry Stanley: 10 a.m. today, Little Creek Methodist Cemetery, Alto.
Wilson, Jamie: 2 p.m. today, Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston.


March 16, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

GLORIA TULL COLLINS
Golden Funeral Home - Bastrop, LA

Funeral services for Gloria Tull Collins, 69, of Bastrop, LA are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Friday, March 17, 2006 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with Mr. Charles Sisk delivering the Eulogy. Interment will follow in Christ Church Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home.
Mrs. Collins was a retired supervisor with the medical records department at Morehouse General Hospital, having served there for thirty-two years. She passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at Morehouse General Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the American Health Information Management Association, the Morehouse Country Club and served as secretary in the Morehouse Country Club Ladies Golf Association.

Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, Carl Collins; three daughters, Donna Moncrief and husband, Mike of Monroe, LA, Terri Young and husband, Jimmy of Monroe, LA and Gerri Rushing and husband, Tim Allen of Bastrop, LA; stepson, Clyde Collins and wife, Crystal of Monroe, LA; sister, Charlotte Tull LeCroy of Hot Springs, AR; two brothers, Bill Tull of Sterlington, LA and Bernie Dee Tull, Jr. of Shreveport, LA and four grandchildren, Jessica Rosenberg, Aaron Rosenberg, Heather Golden and Patrick Golden.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernie Dee Tull, Sr. and Annie Maude Tull and a sister, Bettie Tull Bryant.

Serving as pallbearers are Charlie Bryant, Danny Bryant, Bernie Dee Tull, Jr., Bill Tull, Gary Farley and Mike Parker. Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday at Golden Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

TOMMY PERRY EUBANKS, SR.
Bishop Funeral Home - Lake Village, AR

Thomas Perry Eubanks, Sr. of Bastrop went home to be with the Lord on March 15, 2006. Perry was born on March 23, 1917 in Harrisonburg, LA. A dedicated worker all of his life, he toiled at tasks from farming to pipelining that carried him from his native Louisiana to as far away as Alaska. Perry was a member of new Life Tabernacle and live his life striving to be like the Perfect Example that he read about every day, health permitting. A self-educated Biblical scholar, his knowledge of scripture was only surpassed by his humility and gentleness. With never an unkind word or judgment, Perry was always ready with a Scripture, often quoted from memory for anyone who was wise enough to seek his counsel. In discussion, Perry would often say, "to the best of my knowledge", because even though he was well read and had an uncommon understanding, he never wanted to even unintentionally be untruthful.
Perry leaves the love of his life, Mary, to whom he was married for seventy-one years. He is survived by his children, Virgil Brooks and wife Ellen of Dayton, TX, (daughter-in-law), Mary of Kilbourne, LA, Gerald David and wife Ranelle of Rison, AR, Thomas Perry Jr. and wife Lona of Dayton, TX, Rebecca Indiann and husband Will E. Lambert of Bastrop, LA and William Timothy and wife Gayle of Kilbourne, LA. Perry is also survived by eighteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.
Perry is preceded in death by his parents, Tolllie and Lettie, his brother William Seville, his son Carey Wayne and four grandsons, Alfred Daniel, Randall Jay, Rance Cody and baby Hollis.

The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to Zola Ricks, Bettie Holmes and Debra Hinson who provided aid and comfort to Perry in his later years and also Dr. Jack Noble for his care and compassion.
The family will receive friends and Kilbourne United Pentecostal Church on Thursday, March 16, 2006 from 5:00 PM until. Services will be at Kilbourne United Pentecostal on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 2:00 PM with interment to follow in the Kilbourne cemetery. Ministers conducting the service will be Rev. Otha Allen, Rev. Will E. Lambert and Rev. Tim Mahoney. Arrangements are by Bishop Funeral Home of Eudora, AR.

L'VONNE BASS FERRINGTON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe

Services for Mrs. L'Vonne Bass Ferrington, 85, of Monroe, will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 17, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. John Dowd officiating. Interment will be in South Central Baptist Church Cemetery in Wisner, LA.
Mrs. Ferrington, a member of South Central Baptist Church, was born December 4, 1920, in Wesson, MS, and died March 15, 2006, in Monroe, LA. She loved reading, flower gardening, sewing, and traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Virgil Ferrington, Sr. and son, Bobby R. Ferrington.

Survivors include her daughter, Sue Ludlow of Monroe, LA; son, William V. Ferrington, Jr. and wife Garrie of Chatham, LA; grandchildren, Janet Jones and husband Charlie of Monroe, LA, Holly Bartow and husband Todd of Zachary, LA, and Melissa Johnston and husband Shane, of Sterlington, LA; great grandchildren, Emma, Julien, and Ethan; sisters, Faye Snead and husband John of Monroe, LA and Maxine Newman of Monroe, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MR. JOHN M. HILL
Memorial Funeral Home - Tunica, MS
Graveside services for Mr. John M. Hill, age 87, will be at 2:00 PM at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home with Danny Smith and Gerald Castilo officiating.
Mr. Hill passed away on March 12, 2006 at Baptist Desoto Hospital and was the owner of Hill & Hill Auto Sales.
His wife, Lizzie Orman Hill and sons, Bill and Kenny Hill, precede him in death.

Survived by him is his two daughters, Bernice and Jack Mills of Eads, TN and Sheri and Kevin Kitchens of Rayville, LA; son, Mike and Kay Hill of Tunica; sister, Polly Jones of Faulkner, MS and grandchildren, Wade Cozart of Parkin, AR, John Allen Hill of Tunica, Martha Lynn Hill of Tunica and Bella Kitchens of Rayville, LA.
Pallbearers will be Bill Catt of West Memphis, AR, Floyd Fiveash of Olive Branch, MS, Mike Boren of Tunica, Tony Roberts of Tunica, Bill Dawson of Byhalia, MS, Ched Walton of Tunica, Aden Hughey of Lexington, MS and Tommy Turpin of Cabot, AR.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 785, Tunica, MS, 38676.

NELLIE PARKER KILLINGSWORTH
Gill First National - Winnsboro, LA
Funeral service for Nellie Parker Killingsworth, 82, of Winnsboro will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, March 17, 2006 in Wayside Pentecostal Church with Rev. Wayne Smith and Rev. Bill Cotten officiating. Interment will follow in Harris Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Killingsworth was born to Julian, Sr. and Allie Wollerson Parker on February 16, 1924 in Winnsboro and passed from this life Tuesday, March 14, 2006 in Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro.

Mrs. Killingswsorth was preceded in death by her parents; husband of sixty-two years Jesse Lee "Pop" Killingsworth; and two brothers Henry Parker and Julian "Dooney" Parker, Jr.
She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law Jerry and Helen Killingsworth, Donald and Linda Killingsworth, Devone and Margie Killingsworth, and Gary and Allison Killingsworth. She was "Maw" to her six grandchildren Jay and Diana Killingsworth, Daryl and LeAnna Killingsworth, Donna Hawthorne, Danna and Kenny Hodges, Ryan and Sarah Killingsworth, and Kai Killingsworth; and nine great grandchildren Colby Hawthorne, Brooke Hawthorne, Karsyn Killingsworth, Bailey Killingsworth, Annie Hodges, Lucy Hodges, Andrew Michael Hodges, Ashleigh Killingswroth and Kaitlyn Killingsworth.

Pallbearers will be Daryl Killingsworth, Jay Killingsworth, Ryan Killingsworth, Charles Earl Monroe, Jim Parker, and Perry Parker. Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. To sign online guestbook and review video tribute please visit www.gillfirstnational.com.

Joseph C. Bates, infant
Joseph Christopher Bates of Monroe, the infant son of Christopher "Chris" and Heather Bates, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Friday at Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Eddie Brandon, 63
BASTROP — Eddie Brandon, a laborer, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Daniel Campbell Sr., 73
BASTROP — Daniel Campbell Sr., a farmer, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Triumph Baptist Church, Bastrop. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Columbus 'Lum' Day, 89
BASTROP — Columbus H. "Lum" Day, retired from Texas Gas Co., died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Beekman Cemetery, Beekman.

Martha Hall, 86
WISNER — Martha Hall, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery, Gilbert.

Jewel J. Henderson, 75
Jewel J. Henderson of Monroe, retired from JC Penney, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe. Visitation is 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Nellie Killingworth, 82
WINNSBORO — Nellie Killingworth, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Wayside Pentecostal Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery near Crowville.

Edd McDonald, 79
WINNSBORO — Edd McDonald died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Bobbie Miller, 74
RUSTON — Bobbie Miller died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Lawrence A. Moses, 65
OAK RIDGE — Lawrence Alvin Moses, a mill worker with Georgia Pacific, died Friday. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at New Bethany Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery, Mer Rouge.

William 'Bill' Noote Sr., 71
VIDALIA — William Joseph "Bill" Noote Sr., formerly of St. Bernard Parish, died Monday. Visitation is 9-11 a.m. today at Young's Funeral Home, Vidalia.

Henry P. Pitard Sr., 89
EL DORADO, Ark. — Henry Prados Pitard Sr., a retired land man with Munoco Oil Company, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Monroe. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday with vigil wake services at 7 p.m. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Vincente No. 1 Cemetery, New Orleans.

Charles E. Porter Jr., 46
Charles E. Porter Jr. of West Monroe, a maintenance worker for West Monroe High School, died Friday. Memorial services are 6 p.m. today at West Monroe High School Auditorium. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Christine W. Sanders, 86
WINNFIELD — Christine Wood Sanders, a ward clerk at Winn Parish Medical Center, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery, Atlanta.

Green Tillman, 78
Green Tillman of Monroe, a laborer, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Monroe.

William Tinson, 61
WATERPROOF — William Tinson, a farmer, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, Waterproof. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at Good Samaritan Cemetery, Waterproof, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

James E. Tramble, 66
MARION — James E. Tramble, a farmer, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at St. Timothy Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Mamie Washington, 95
OAK GROVE — Mamie Washington, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Thelma T. Whittington, 82
Thelma Trichel Whittington of Monroe, a retired nurse, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Paschal's Catholic Cemetery.

Previously acknowledged
Brent, Joseph Ray: 10 a.m. today, First Assembly of God, Bastrop.
Carter, Aaron "Erin": 2 p.m. Saturday, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Choudrant.
Curlee, Addie Lee: 11 a.m. Friday, Trenton Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Ferriss, Laverne: 9 a.m. today, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Glass, Greg: noon Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church Ward Nine, Columbia.
Hammons, Doris V.: 10 a.m. today, Beech Springs Baptist Church.
Hunter Jr., Wallace: 1 p.m. Sunday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Lusby, Gary: 10 a.m. today, First United Methodist Church, Camden, Ark.
Manning, Derrick: 1 p.m. Saturday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Martin, James: 1 p.m. Friday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Morris, Arlice Evans: 10:30 a.m. today, First United Methodist Church, Tallulah.Page, Nicholas: noon today, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Farmerville.


March 17, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

SARAH FRANCES (SIS) AVANT CARTER
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Frances (Sis) Avant Carter, 69, of West Monroe, LA will be held Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 2:00 PM, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Jurd Brantley will be officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mrs. Carter was born September 16, 1936 in Monroe, LA and passed away March 16, 2006 in Monroe, LA.

Mrs. Carter was a life long resident of Ouachita Parish. She was a retired school bus driver with over forty years of service. Mrs. Carter is survived by son, John "Pistol" Carter and wife, Heather; three grandchildren, Kassi Carter, Jennie Whitlock and husband, Chris and Madison Carter; brother, James Oliver (Sonny) Avant and wife, Ann and several nieces and a nephew. Pallbearers will be Chris Whitlock, I.H. Tidwell, Mark Hodge, Marcus Robinson, Jason Brown and Thomas Savage. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

BESSIE FRANCIS COPES
Cox Funeral Home - Oak Grove, LA

Funeral services for Bessie Francis McDonald Copes, age 86, of Oak Grove, LA will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Grove. Reverend Leonard Garlington will officiate. Burial will be in the Unity Cemetery near Darnell, LA. Services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Oak Grove. Mrs. Copes died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Carroll Nursing Home in Oak Grove.

Mrs. Copes was a native and lifelong resident of West Carroll Parish where she was a member of the Clearlake Baptist Church. At the age of 48, she graduated top of her class from LPN school. She was married to her husband, John Vernon Copes, Sr. for over fifty-two years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Vernon Copes, Sr. and her parents, James Daniel McDonald and Mary Emma Cupples McDonald.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John Vernon Copes and Carol Copes of West Monroe, LA; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Edward Copes and Debi Copes of Hahnville, LA; daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Gary Bennett of Oak Grove; seven grandchildren, Greg Copes, David Copes, Galen Copes, Beth Copes, Alayne Pregeant, Keith Bennett and Jeff Bennett; five great grandchildren; two brothers, J.D. McDonald and J.L. McDonald both of Alba, TX; four sisters, Irene Bible of Crowville, LA; Dorothy Sawyer of Gilmer, TX; Pat Brown of Ft. Worth, TX and Adrienne Ward of Monroe, LA. Pallbearers are Rick Copes, Wayne Copes, Pete Copes, John Herbert Copes, Mike Ward and John Robert Ward. Family will receive friends Friday, March 17, 2006, between the hours of 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove.To leave online condolences to the family please visit www.coxfuneral.com.

"BEAR" DENNIS KEITH CRNKOVIC
Dennis Keith Crnkovic was born on April 2, 1952 and passed away on March 15, 2006. Keith had requested that no service be held and the family will honor his wishes.

He is survived by his two sisters, Lorie Barnett and Susan Craft; his stepfather, Fred Sherrard; numerous nieces, nephews and his fiancee, Sandra Williams.

MRS. ELLA G. DEAN
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella G. Dean, 86, will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 18, 2006, in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Officiating will be Rev. Marlin Betts. Interment will follow at Monroe Memorial Park under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.
Mrs. Dean was born in Baskin, LA on September 21, 1919 and passed away at Landmark Nursing Home in West Monroe on March 15, 2006.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Ida Jackson; husband, A.O. Dean; sisters, Gracie Evans and Myrtle Cumpton and brothers, Tom Jackson and James B. Jackson.

She is survived by her daughter, Virginia "Jenny" Gray and husband, June of Mangham; sons, Danny Dean and wife, Pat of Downsville and Lane Dean and wife, Cheryl of Olive Branch, MS; sister, Ethyl Coronado of Baskin; brother, Charles Jackson and wife, Margie of Monroe; grandchildren, Daniel Dean of Downsville, Mitchell Dean and wife, Valerie of Downsville and Denise Dean and Corrie Dean both of Olive Branch, MS.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Dean, Mitchell Dean, Kerry Jackson, Wade Jackson, Larry Cumpton and Jason Shows.

The family wishes to thank the following for the tireless care and compassion shown to their loved one, Landmark Nursing Home, Louisiana Hospice, Dr. Gammage, Dr. Liles and Dr. Hutton. Visitation will be 5:00 until 9:00 PM, Friday, March 17, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

MRS. BERNICE LORINE ELLIS
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Lorine Ellis, 87, of Calhoun, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe. Interment to follow at Hasley Cemetery, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.
Mrs. Ellis was born December 13, 1918 in Chatham, LA and died March 15, 2006 in West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Ellis; son, Jessie Ellis and special friend, Joe Perot.

Survivors include her daughter, Patsy Williams and husband, Tommy of Calhoun, LA; seven grandchildren, John Ellis and wife, Kari, Jay Ellis, Rodney Allbritton, Ronda Sullivan, Stuart Williams and wife, Angie, Scott Williams and wife, Jessica and Kristy Bradshaw; eleven great grandchildren and two sisters Glena Mae Martin of West Monroe, LA and Effie Morgan of MS. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.

MR. JERE S. GRICE
Glenwood Funeral Home - Vicksburg, MS

Services for Mr. Jere S. Grice, 48, of Vicksburg, MS will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday at Glenwood Chapel in Vicksburg, MS. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in icksburg, MS. He passed away on March 14, 2006 at his home in Vicksburg, MS.
Mr. Grice was a native of Shreveport, LA, lived in Monroe, LA for twelve years and lived in Vicksburg, MS for the past nine years. He was employed at the Simpson Duval-Vent of Vicksburg, MS.

Survived by him is his parents, George and Christine Grice of Shreveport, LA wife, Cherie Upchurch Grice of Vicksburg, MS; one son, Michael Ray of Monroe, LA; one daughter, Wendy L. Adcock of Vicksburg, MS; brother, Sid Grice of Shreveport, LA; one sister, Georgia Blankenship of Shreveport, LA and one grandson.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 Friday at the funeral home.

HENRY PRADOS PITARD, SR.
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe

Services for Mr. Henry Prados Pitard, Sr. 89, of El Dorado, AR will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Monroe, LA, with Rev. Sebastian Kallarackal officiating. Interment will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at St. Vincente No. 1 Cemetery in New Orleans, LA.
Mr. Pitard went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 10, 2006. He was born on June 19, 1916, in New Orleans, LA and passed away in Monroe, LA following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-seven years, Mary Cecilia Pitard. Mr. Pitard was an employee of Munoco Co. in El Dorado, AR for over forty years. He was a devoted member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Pitard was a US Navy veteran, serving during WWII.

Mr. Pitard was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his sons, Henry Prados Pitard, Jr. and his wife, Kathy of Monroe and James Tarleton Pitard, Sr. of Canehill, AR; daughters, Lucie Bellew and husband, Dick of Dallas, TX and Cecilia Matthews and husband, Calvin of Kuwait City, Kuwait; grandchildren, John Pitard of West Monroe, LA, Steven Pitard and wife, Meredith of Monroe, LA, Mary Turner and husband, Gid of Greenbrier, AR, David Pitard of West Monroe, LA, Maria Southall and husband, Michael of Cabot, AR, Toddy Pitard, Jr. and wife, Amanda of El Dorado, AR, Robert Pitard of Jacksonville, AR, Richard W. Bellew, III of Miami Beach, FL, Mary Catherine Gaisbauer and husband, Brian of Denver, CO, Lisa Anne Bellew of Dallas, TX and Ryan, Amanda, and Jordan Matthews of Kuwait City, Kuwait and thirteen great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Pitard's grandsons, Toddy Pitard, Jr., Richard W. Bellew III, John Pitard, Steven Pitard, David Pitard and Robert Pitard. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, March 17, 2006, with a Vigil Wake service at 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home on Sterlington Road in Monroe, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in El Dorado, AR, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church School in Monroe, or the charity of your choice.

Eddie Brandon, 63
BASTROP — Eddie Brandon, a laborer, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Galilee Baptist Church, Collinston. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at Jerusalem Cemetery, Mer Rouge.

Steven Brown, 36
COLUMBIA — Steven Brown, a laborer, died March 9. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Baptist Church, Columbia. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery, Columbia, under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Johnny Chinn, 24
TULSA, Okla. — Johnny Chinn, a restaurant owner formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Ulma Clement, 93
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Ulma Clement, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Transylvania Baptist Church. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be at Providence Memorial Cemetery.

Bessie Francis Copes, 86
OAK GROVE — Bessie Francis Copes, a retired nurse, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery, Darnell.

L'Vonne Ferrington, 85
L'Vonne Ferrington of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at South Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Wisner.

Cecil Louie Frost, 86
RAYVILLE — Cecil Louie Frost, a salesman, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Martha Hall, 86
WISNER — Martha Hall, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakley Cemetery, Gilbert.

Bessie Hunter, 67
TALLULAH — Bessie Hunter, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Kingdom Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Tallulah, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Lloyd Love, 84
FERRIDAY — Lloyd Love died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Lela Mae Manning, 76
MARION — Lela Mae Manning, a food technician, died March 9. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Church of God in Christ, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Macedonia Church Cemetery, Linville.

William M. Nelson Sr., 73
William Madison Nelson Sr. of West Monroe, a schoolteacher, died Wednesday. Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Vixen. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Baptist Church, West Monroe. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Enos Louis Overby, 84
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Enos Louis Overby, an electrician, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Lake Providence.

Jesse Edell Reitzell, 64
Jesse Edell Reitzell of Monroe, a deputy sheriff, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Kenyetta Stewart, 31
TALLULAH — Kenyetta Stewart, a homemaker, died March 9. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be at Mount Celler Cemetery, Barnes Crossing Road, Tallulah.

Joe 'J.D.' Tatum, 69
OAKLAND, Calif. — Joe Davis "J.D." Tatum, a postal worker formerly of Richwood, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Richwood. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Leroy Toney, 32
NOONDAY, Texas — Leroy "Hard Knocks" Toney, a disk jockey formerly of Monroe, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Cuba Baptist Church Cemetery, Bosco.

Previously acknowledged
Bates, Joseph Christopher: 10 a.m. today, Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.
Campbell Sr., Daniel: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Triumph Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Carter, Aaron "Erin": 2 p.m. Saturday, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Choudrant.
Curlee, Addie Lee: 11 a.m. today, Trenton Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Day, Columbus H. "Lum": 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Glass, Greg: noon Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church Ward Nine, Columbia.
Henderson, Jewel J.: 2 p.m. today, Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.
Hunter Jr., Wallace: 1 p.m. Sunday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Killingworth, Nellie: 10 a.m. today, Wayside Pentecostal Church, Winnsboro.
Manning, Derrick: 1 p.m. Saturday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Martin, James: 1 p.m. today, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Moses, Lawrence Alvin: 1 p.m. today, New Bethany Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.
Pitard Sr., Henry Prados: 10 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Monroe.
Sanders, Christine Wood: 2 p.m. today, Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield.
Tillman, Green: 1 p.m. Saturday, Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe.
Tinson, William: 1 p.m. Saturday, Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, Waterproof.
Whittington, Thelma Trichel: 2 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.


March 18, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

JOHN D. "DICK" CONVILLE, SR.
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Services for John D. "Dick" Conville, Sr., 86, of Monroe will be held 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe with Rev. John Dallalio officiating. Graveside service will be held at Driskill Cemetery in Arcadia, LA. Mr. Conville was born December 27, 1919 in Bienville Parish and went on to be with the Lord March 16, 2006.

Dick Conville was a resident of Monroe for sixty years. He retired from Sears in 1983. He was a longtime member of Southside Baptist Church in Monroe and most recently a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Dick gave his life to Christ at an early age and shared His love selflessly and unconditionally with all who knew him.
Survivors include his children, Jessie Conville of Monroe, Dorothy and Steve Brucks of Bigelow, AR, John and Faye Conville of Conway, AR, Jerry and Shelley Conville of Conroe, TX, Shelby and Cindy Conville of Calhoun and Jenice Conville of West Monroe; grandchildren, Toni and Todd Reddell, Anthony Brucks, Alicia Conville, Jason Conville, Christie Brucks, Dr. Stacy Conville, Courtney Conville and Kayce Conville; eleven step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Deva Conville. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty-six years, Dot; his parents; three sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Nappier, Todd Reddell, James C. Simmons, Lloyd Peters, John R. Conville and Dozier Harrell. Visitation will be 9:00 AM until service time at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

PAULINE "POLLY" CROSSER
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Rayville, LA

Graveside services for Mrs. Pauline "Polly" Crosser, 77, of Start, LA will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery — Monroe, LA with Rev. William Smith officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, LA. Mrs. Crosser a member of Start Baptist Church Start, LA passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006 in Rayville, LA she was preceded in death by her parents, Mitch and Rhoda Myers; her husband, John S. Crosser; two brothers, Matt Myers and Charlie Myers; three sisters, Eula Bell Newman, Pearl Virginia Crow and Mary Juanita Wilcher.

She is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Corbin and favorite son-in-law, David Corbin of Start, LA; sister, Dottie Smith of Alexandria, LA; grandson, Jeffrey David Corbin and his wife, Debbie of Swartz, LA; granddaughter, Paula Michelle Prichard and her husband, Paul of Monroe, LA and great grandson, John David Corbin of Swartz, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.

KATHRYN EUGENIA WOLFE GOSS
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Ruston, LA

A memorial service for Kathryn Eugenia Wolfe Goss, 85, of Bossier City, LA will be 2:00 PM Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Monday, March 20, 2006 at Vienna Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Officiating will be Rev. Barry Hughes, Rev. Leslie Stephens, Rev. Aline Carson, and Rev. Carter Hall.

Mrs. Goss passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2006 in Bossier City. She was born on April 24, 1920 in McGinty Community three miles east of Jones, LA (Morehouse Parish). She was a 1937 graduate of Bonita High School, a 1948 graduate of La. Tech University and was a housewife. Mrs. Goss was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City and was a member of the Shreveport Chapter of the Daughter's of the American Revolution. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Shelby Wolfe and Stevie Louise Little Wolfe; brothers, Winfred Cudd "Sonny" Wolfe and Harold Edwin Wolfe; grandson, James Charles Tarbutton, Jr., and granddaughter, Mary Allison Goss.

Survivors include her husband of sixty-five years, James Buford Goss of Bossier City; son, James Stephen Goss and wife, Bonnie of Danville, WA; daughter, Virginia Kay Goss of Shreveport; grandson, Stephen Louis Tarbutton and wife, Breanna of Ruston; great grandchildren, Brighton King, Bryce and Brittain Tarbutton all of Ruston; sisters, Jeannette Stamm of Little Rock, AR and Esther Byrd of El Dorado, AR; five nephews; three nieces; two great nephews; two great nieces and numerous cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Pallbearers will be Maxie Norsworthy, Lance Norsworthy, Ralph Hughes, James Goolsby, Burl Winston and Stephen Tarbutton. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the funeral home.

JUANITA MARTIN GREEN
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Martin Green, 88, of Minden, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Minden, LA with Rev. Jim Crain and Rev. Jeff Leuellen officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.
Mrs. Green was born on March 15, 1918 to George and Bernice Martin and died on March 16, 2006 in Minden, LA. She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mercia White and Marquerite Roberts; one brother, G.W. Martin and one son, George Stanley Burrell.

Survivors include her husband, James B. Green; her son, Larry Burrell and wife Nancy of Little Rock, AR; her daughter, Nancy Lee and husband Wayne of Minden, LA; one sister, Maude Martin of Texas; one brother, Doyle Martin of Jackson, MS; nine grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Terry Lee, David Lee, James Lee, Keith Lee, Jason Burrell, Scott Maness and Tim Clemons. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 6:00 P.M. Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.

MRS. LOUISE A. JOWERS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise A. Jowers, 87, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 19, 2006 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Dr. Greg Clark and Rev. Dick Paige officiating. Burial will be at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Jowers died on March 16, 2006 in West Monroe from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mrs. Jowers was a member of Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe, where she was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Horace Jowers.
Survivors include nephews, Don Adams and Buddy Adams; niece, Nancy Adams; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Carolyn Jowers; sisters-in-law, Mary Whitehead, Marguerite Roberts, and Irene Simmons and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Paul Lytle, Barry Whitehead, Donny Jowers, John Handy, Stan Felts and Marc Felts. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Cedar Crest Baptist Church Faith Walkers.

MR. LLOYD F. LOVE
Young's Funeral Home - Ferriday, LA

Services for Mr. Lloyd F. Love, 84, of Ferriday, LA will be at 12:00 PM today, with visitation from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Sevier Memorial United Methodist Church, Ferriday, LA. Internment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Natchez, MS, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.
Mr. Love is preceded in death by his parents, James Hartwell Love and Sadie White Love and his brother, J.H. Love, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Jackson Love; four children, Phyllis Mayo and Richard of Baton Rouge, Lou Love and Ann Davey of Lafayette, Julie Cole and Bernard of Ferriday and Jim Love of Lafayette; four grandchildren, Jake Mayo and wife, Emily, Erik Mayo, Emily Cole Dawkins and husband, Stephen and Katie Love Cole, all of Baton Rouge.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Darden, Tom Milliken, Dan Kelly, Mike Rabb, Bill Colvin, Andy Anders, Bryant Hammett, and David Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Herman Gibson, Albert Forrester, Percy Rountree, Allen Frost, the Miss-Lou Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association, the 7th Judicial District Bar Association, and Troop of the Boy Scouts of America.

EARNEST "BUDDY" WILLIAMS, JR.
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Earnest Williams, Jr., age 71, of Farmerville, LA will be Sunday, March 19, 2006, at 2:00 PM at Crestview Baptist Church with Rev. Waymon Warren, Rev. Wayne Whiteside and Dr. Connie Ward officiating. Interment will be at Crestview Cemetery, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.
Mr. Williams was a member of Crestview Baptist Church, ordained deacon in 1958 and served in that capacity most of his life. He used his carpentry skills in the building of churches and missions. Following his retirement as parts supervisor at IMC, he dedicated his time to family, farming and cattle.

Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his parents Earnest Sr. and Lora Tatum Williams; a sister, Margie Traylor and a brother, Tim Williams.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Margaret Albritton Williams of Farmerville, LA; three children, Mark Williams of Farmerville, LA, Deborah Hammons and husband, Ray of Strong, AR and Bonni Beheler of Farmerville, LA; four grandchildren, Thomas Hammons, Haven Hammons, Dakota Jennings and Tyler Jennings and one sister, Daphne McDougle and husband, Otis. Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2006 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Mary Boothe, 77
HARRISONBURG — Mary Boothe, a retired beautician, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Meyers Bend Pentecostal Church, Harrisonburg. Visitation is 5 p.m. today until service time Sunday at the church. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Trudy M. Breau, 48
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Trudy M. Breau, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Sarah 'Sis' A. Carter, 69
Sarah Frances "Sis" Avant Carter of West Monroe, a retired school bus driver for Ouachita Parish, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.

John D. Conville, 86
John D. Conville of Monroe, a retired retail shipping and receiving clerk, died Thursday. Services are 4 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Driskill Cemetery, Arcadia.

Pauline 'Polly' Crosser, 77
START — Pauline "Polly" Crosser, a homemaker, died Thursday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville.

Ella G. Dean, 86
Ella G. Dean of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bernice Lorine Ellis, 87
Bernice Lorine Ellis of Calhoun, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.

Donald Charles Killins, 60
Donald Charles Killins of West Monroe, owner of Don Killins Country Village, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Martha Elizabeth Lee, 70
WINNSBORO — Martha Elizabeth Lee, a retired schoolteacher, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Pearl Manning, 69
BOSSIER CITY — Pearl Manning, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, Vernon.

Lillie Bell Milton, 91
CHICAGO, Ill. — Lillie Bell Milton, a cook formerly of Lake Providence, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at China Grove Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence.

Alma Walker, 92
RUSTON — Alma Walker, a nursing assistant, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Lisbon.

Roger Wilkinson, 79
RUSTON — Roger Wilkinson, a teacher, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ruston.

Previously acknowledged
Brandon, Eddie: 1 p.m. Monday, Galilee Baptist Church, Collinston.
Brown, Steven: 2 p.m. today, St. Peter Baptist Church, Columbia.
Campbell Sr., Daniel: 11 a.m. today, Mount Triumph Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Carter, Aaron "Erin": 2 p.m. today, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Choudrant.
Clement, Ulma: 2 p.m. today, Transylvania Baptist Church, Transylvania.
Copes, Bessie Francis: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Glass, Greg: noon today, Mount Zion Baptist Church Ward Nine, Columbia.
Hall, Martha: 2 p.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Hunter, Bessie: 1 p.m. Tuesday, First Kingdom Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Hunter Jr., Wallace: 1 p.m. Sunday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Manning, Derrick: 1 p.m. today, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Manning, Lela Mae: 11 a.m. today, Bethel Church of God in Christ, Monroe.
Nelson Sr., William Madison: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Vixen.
Overby, Enos Louis: 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Pitard Sr., Henry Prados: 10 a.m. today, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Monroe.
Reitzell, Jesse Edell: 11 a.m. today, Bethel Baptist Church, Monroe.
Stewart, Kenyetta: 1 p.m. today, First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Tatum, Joe Davis "J.D.": 11 a.m. today, Pleasant Green Baptist Church, Richwood.
Tillman, Green: 1 p.m. today, Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe.
Tinson, William: 1 p.m. today, Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, Waterproof.
Toney, Leroy "Hard Knocks": 2 p.m. today, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Monroe.


March 19, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MRS. ALBERTINA BALSMEIER BATES
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA

Services for Mrs. Albertina Balsmeier Bates, 83, of Monroe will be held at 2:00PM Monday, March 20, 2006, at First Christian Church with Rev. David Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe.

Mrs. Bates died on March 17, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Monroe.

Survivors include her husband of fifty-two and a half years, Russell Bates; son Fredrick Bates of Choudrant, LA; daughter Candee Hickerson of Little Rock, AR; sister, Lenora Slack of Oklahoma City, OK; and four granddaughters. Pallbearers will be James Kelly, Rex Mann, Dr. Jim Padgett, Carl Wilson, Don Noblet, Dr. Lloyd Glawe, Billy Fleming and J. R. Hood.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Nield, Jim McLemore, and Eric Wade. Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 7:00PM Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home.

TRUDY M. BREAU
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Graveside services for Mrs. Trudy M. Breau, 48, of Bellingham, WA will be at 1:00 PM Monday, March 20, 2006 at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Petty officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mrs. Breau passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.

She was predeceased by her mother Mary Knowlton.
Survivors include her husband, Chris L. Breau; son, Nick L. Breau; stepson, Brad Breau; step-grandchildren, Madison and Reagan; father, James Knowlton; brother, Robbie Knowlton; and many other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Nick Breau, Brad Breau, Robbie Knowlton, Chuck Nance, Boe Clark and Denny Clack. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

MRS. RUBY BERNICE HINTON FITZHUGH
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Bernice Hinton Fitzhugh, 84, of West Monroe, LA will be held Monday March 20, 2006 at 2:00 PM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 801 Downing Pines Road, West Monroe. Bishop Jeff Chandler will be officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mrs. Fitzhugh was born May 10, 1921 in the Luna Community and passed away March 18, 2006 in West Monroe, LA following a brave five year battle with cancer. Mrs. Fitzhugh was preceded in death by her husband Delton Fitzhugh, parents Mary and Henry Hinton, and brother Arthur Lee Hinton.
Mrs. Fitzhugh is survived by her daughter, Evon Dickson and husband Vernon of West Monroe, LA, granddaughter; Tracy Dickson of West Monroe, LA, grandson; Scott Dickson and wife Sharon, great grandson; Delton Dickson, great granddaughters; Jordan, Laurel and Logan Dickson of Calhoun, LA, sisters; Marie Miller and Mable Ray. A host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kerry Ray, Kolby Ray, Lee Carroll, Christian Medaries, Matthew Ray, and Shane Stacy. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to the LDS Philanthropies, Perpetual Education Fund, 15 E. South Temple, 2nd floor East, Salt Lake City, UT 84150. www.lds.org/ldsfoundation.

CECIL LOUIE FROST
Brown-Holley Funeral Home - Rayville, LA

Cecil Louie Frost, age 86, passed unto our Lord's care, Thursday, March 16, 2006 after a brief and sudden illness. Cecil was born to Lonnie and Verdie Frost on Feb. 11, 1920 in FrostTown, LA.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two sisters, one daughter and one grand-daughter.

Cecil was united in holy matrimony to Ms. Ola Louise Bryan in 1939. A professed "jack of all trades and Master of none", he began his vocational journey while working with the Brown Paper Mill in W. Monroe and Central Transport. As a true patriot during a time in which the draft was necessary, Cecil voluntarily enlisted into the NAVY. There, he became a part of a specialized group known as the "SEABEES" and subsequently fought in WWII. Upon leaving the service, he embarked on several entrepreneurships by owning a Saw mill, a moving picture theatre, a rabbit and catfish farm, a used-car dealership and a civil engineering sub-contractor. Cecil took his gift for communicating into sales while being employed with State Farm Insurance and Chrysler-Plymouth auto dealerships. Cecil also performed a highly regarded civic responsibility as a volunteer fireman.
Cecil first professed his faith in the Baptist ministry in Mer Rouge, LA. in the 1950's and later moving his letter to Cherry Ridge Baptist Church in Bastrop, LA. He and his wife, Louise, later became enjoined in the Seventh Day Adventist faith in West Monroe.

With hearty laughter and a giving heart, he gave way to his counseling nature as he sought to help others through his life experiences. His favorite KODAK moments were spent with his wife, daughters and grandchildren to whom he always referred as "his bouquet of flowers."

He leaves to cherish his loving memories: devoted wife of sixty-six years, Louise Frost, three children, Peggy Bryan of Madison, MS, Patricia Davenport of Houston, TX, and Donna Caldwell of Mary Esther, FL; four grandchildren, Sonny Collom of Start, LA, Michelle Clark of Madison, MS, Jeff Burch of Conroe, TX and Tracy Shane Moody of Fairview, TN; five Great grandchildren, Jessica Burch in Spring, TX, Ken Bozeman of Norfolk, VA, Joseph, Jake and Joshua Clark of Madison, MS and one great, great grandchild, Alicia Bozeman of Houston, TX. Siblings: Gerthie Mae Arrant, Myrtiee Lee, Marie Howard, Elise Carrow and Milton (Mickey) Frost. One sister-in-law, Janelle Frost and one brother-in-law, Coy Lee.

A memorial Service will be held at the Brown-Holley Funeral Home, 603 Francis Street, Rayville, LA. at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2006. Tel #(318) 728-4167. A special request from the family has also been made for donations to the American Cancer Society.

MICHAEL SCOTT HUEY
Seale Funeral Service, Inc., Denham Springs, LA, and Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Calhoun, LA.

Michael Scott Huey, 23, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, Saturday, March 18, 2006, after a long and brave fight with cancer.

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church, Denham Springs on Sunday, March 19, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and First Baptist Church, Calhoun, LA on Monday, March 20, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 21, 2006 from 12:00 Noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Neil Everett and Rev. Danny Henderson will officiate. Burial will be at Calhoun City Cemetery, Calhoun, LA.

He is survived by his parents, Ron and Nancy Costin Huey; brother, Jonathan Huey; paternal grandparents, Jack and Shirley Huey; three aunts and uncles, Connie and Tim Sims, Judy and Tracy Hilburn, and Shirley and Stan Brown; as well as numerous cousins, other relatives and friends, including special friends, Brittney Pitts and Chad Hatten.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bettie Costin and Eddie Costin. Michael was very involved with his church, regardless of where he was. He also enjoyed playing and learning the guitar in his spare time.
Donations may be made on Michael's behalf to the building funds of First Baptist Church, Denham Springs and First Baptist Church, Calhoun, LA, as well as any cancer society of choice.

Services performed under the direction of Seale Funeral Service, Inc., Denham Springs, LA, and Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Calhoun, LA.

DONALD CHARLES KILLINS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Charles Killins, 60, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday, March 20, 2006, at St. Paschal's Catholic Church in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Robert Leonhardt officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Garden in Calhoun, LA, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA

Mr. Killins died March 17, 2006 at the L.S.U. Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Mr. Killins was a member of St. Pashcal's Catholic Church in West Monroe, LA. He was the owner of Don Killins Country Village Mobile Homes for thirty-eight years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife of forty-two years, Mrs. Oneta P. Killins; sons, Donald Dee Killins and Leslie David Killins; daughter, Kambra Killins Wilkes and husband, Brad; mother, Mary Elizabeth Killins; sisters, Candy Allen and Mary D. Soiginer and husband, Robert; brothers, Danny Killins and wife, Patsy, Richard Killins and wife, Julie, and Bobbie Killins; grandchildren, Brent Donavon Killins, Brandon Cody Killins, Skylar Sydney Killins; and niece, Kristi Allen

Pallbearers will be James Morris, J. W. Morris, James Pickering, Harry Vowels, Emmanuel Wood, Ricky Freeman, and I.H. Tidwell. Honorary Pallbearer will be H. T. Averett.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

MARTHA ELIZABETH PERRITT LEE
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA

Funeral services for Martha Elizabeth Perritt Lee, age 70, of Winnsboro, LA will be held at First Baptist Church of Winnsboro at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 20, 2006 with Dr. Harry Boyd, Dr. George Haile, and Bob Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro.

Mrs. Lee was born on January 4, 1936 in Arcadia, Louisiana and died March 17, 2006. For almost two years she had fought with grace and strength against a rare form of cancer. She thanked God daily for countless friends and individuals in many churches who prayed for her.

She was a graduate of Arcadia High School and Louisiana Tech University.
Winnsboro became her home in 1971 when she moved with two young sons and her husband as he became pastor of First Baptist Church. She poured her life and teaching skills into the lives of her classroom students in public and private schools. Before retiring from the Franklin Parish Schools, she taught in Louisville, Kentucky; Houston, Texas; and Rapides, Iberville, and West Baton Rouge parishes. She delighted in being recognized by former students now in their thirties and forties who enjoyed recalling their creative learning experiences in her third grade classroom. Often cited were the two-level reading loft she built for them, book series she read to them, and her efforts to motivate them.

She took seriously her role as a pastor's wife and particularly enjoyed singing in the church choir and working in the church nursery. In retirement years, she found additional time to enjoy her family, flowers, and travel. She loved home but was also particularly drawn to the beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Avis and Robert Perritt. She is survived by her husband of forty-eight years, Dr. Max Lee; son Al Lee and wife Rosanna of Madison, Mississippi; son Jeff Lee and wife Tiffaney of Lake Charles; brother-in-law Allen Lee and wife Sue of Ruston; and brother-in-law Dr. Byron Lee and wife Jan of Wenatchee, Washington. She is also survived by grandchildren Taylor Lee, Mackenzie Lee, and Parker Lee; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Fain, Albert Hill, Vic Hodgkins, Robert Lowe, Jerry Thomas, and Owen White. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 19th at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

She expressed her appreciation to Patients Choice Hospice, her nurse Janice Robinson and aide, Rochell Brinkley. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Winnsboro, LA.

REV. ERNEST JOSEPH LOFTON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Rev. Ernest Joseph Lofton, 92, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 20, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Milton Lenard, Rev. Scott Thompson and Rev. James Mooney officiating. Burial will be in Luna Assembly of God Cemetery.

Rev. Lofton died March 17, 2006 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Rev. Lofton was a member of the Brownville Assembly of God Church. Rev. Lofton served as pastor of several churches during his fity-three years in the ministry. He also retired from U.L.M. as maintenance foreman.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ernest Randolph Lofton.

Survivors: wife, Mrs. Geneva D. Lofton; children, Brenda Faye Murray and husband, Joe, Danny Ray Holmes and wife, Sandra, Linda Holmes, Freddy Holmes and wife, Shery, Michael Holmes and wife, Ann, Tommy Holmes and wife, Mitzi, Rusty Vaughan and wife, Stephanie; forty-six grandchildren and twenty-six Great Grandchildren; and Sister, Evelyn Stumps

Pallbearers will be Joey Murray, Randy Lofton, Fred Holmes, Rusty Vaughan, and Michael Holmes, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Holmes, Sr. and Jonathan Hodge Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. Memorials may be made to the Brownville Assembly of God Church.

Juanita Martin Green, 88
MINDEN — Juanita Martin Green, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, Minden. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Lorene Hatten, 73
CHATHAM — Lorene Hatten died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be at Zoar Cemetery, Chatham.

Louise A. Jowers, 87
Louise A. Jowers of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens.

Guy Leon, 68
Guy Leon of Monroe, an account collector, died March 3. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Brazic 'Bea' Matthews, 82
VIDALIA — Brazic "Bea" Matthews, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Clayton Pentecostal Church. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Chalk Hill Cemetery, Little Creek, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Earnest Williams Jr., 71
FARMERVILLE — Earnest "Buddy" Williams Jr., a retired supervisor with International Mineral Co. at Sterlington, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Crestview Baptist Church, Farmerville. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Previously acknowledged
Boothe, Mary: 2 p.m. today, Meyers Bend Pentecostal Church, Harrisonburg.
Brandon, Eddie: 1 p.m. Monday, Galilee Baptist Church, Collinston.
Hunter, Bessie: 1 p.m. Tuesday, First Kingdom Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Hunter Jr., Wallace: 1 p.m. today, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Manning, Pearl: 2 p.m. today, Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.
Nelson Sr., William Madison: 1:30 p.m. today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Vixen.
Walker, Alma: 11 a.m. Monday, Miller Funeral Home, Ruston.
Wilkinson, Roger: 2 p.m. Monday, Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.


March 20, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201


March 21, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

DR. RONALD REED COWDEN
Pine Crest Funeral Home - Mobile, AL
Dr. Ronald Reed Cowden, the Count Von Eigen, a native of Monroe, LA and a resident of Mobile died at a local hospital on March 17, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Ann Tiffin Greer Cowden, and her daughter Vidmer Greer Flynn (P. Robbins) and grandchildren, Vidmer Tiffin Greer, William Sanford Greer III and Mac Barton Greer II. Dr. Cowden, a renowned biomedical educator, graduated from Louisiana State University and received his PhD from University of Vienna in Austria in Biology and Anthropology. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Oak Ridge in Tennessee. He spent his career pursuing his passion as an academician in biological and medical sciences researching and teaching at colleges and universities throughout the United States including Johns Hopkins University, University of Florida and Louisiana State University. Dr. Cowden served as a Professor and as Department Chairman at the University of Denver and Albany Medical College. He was instrumental in the founding of Quillen-Dischner School of Medicine at East Tennessee University, where he served as a dean and as a Chairman of the Department of Biophysics. Dr. Cowden served as a Trustee of the Bermuda Biological Station in St. Georges, Bermuda.

Dr. Cowden was a prolific scientific author contributing over one hundred twenty articles to professional journals throughout the world. He served on the editorial boards of eleven scientific journals including the Histochemistry Journals of London and Berlin. Dr. Cowden was recognized in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare and as a fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. He made significant contributions to biological science through his research activities in cell biology and the study of invertebrate animals. His application of fluorescent dye techniques in microscopy was ground breaking. Above all else, Dr. Cowden was a devoted mentor of young scientists and took great pride in his role in the development of their careers.
Dr. Cowden served his country as a member of Special Operations for the Central Intelligence Agency in the mid 1950's. A memorial service was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Concert.

LELAND J. FRANKLIN
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA

Services for Leland J. Franklin, age 88, of Columbia will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 22, 2006 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Wayne James and Rev. Jimmy Goodman officiating. Interment will follow in the Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson. Leland James Franklin was born on April 14, 1917 in LaSalle Parish to the union of William Carey and Lela Bass Franklin and died Monday, March 20, 2006 at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lois Thompson Franklin and his son, Damon G. Franklin.

Survivors include his sons, Raymond Franklin and his wife, Regina of Columbia and Wayne Franklin and his wife, Dorothy of Clarks; his grandchildren, David Franklin, Karen Husser, Vickie Crain, Brenda Maziasz, Charlie Franklin, Raymond Franklin, II and Debbie Volentine; eight great grandchildren and his sister, Thelma Franklin Crawford and her husband, Johnny of Sicily Island. Pallbearers will be David Franklin, Raymond Franklin, II, Jackie Ray Coates, Buddy James, Jimmy Stapleton and Charles Braddock. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of services at Riser Funeral Home, 7131 Hwy 165, Columbia.

MRS. MARY RUTH HEAD
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ruth Head, 81, of West Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church, Calhoun, LA with Rev. Jimmy Masters officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Mrs. Head was born November 16, 1924 in Ruston, LA and went to be with her Lord on March 19, 2006 in West Monroe.
Mrs. Head was a beloved wife, loving mother and most of all a loving granny. She was a member of Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church, which she dearly loved. Mrs. Head will be remembered as an excellent seamstress.

Mrs. Head is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Rev. Leon P. Head, Sr.; four children, Sheila Townsend and husband, James, Ruth Ann Nelson and husband, Edward, Leon P, Head, Jr. and wife, Linda and Carolyn Grube and husband, Stanley; two sisters, Avis Thompson and Hazel Manen; brother, Lewis Beard; seven grandchildren, Jeff Townsend, Tim and Jason Nelson, Casey Head, Tami Pennebaker, Tonya Ward and Tess Ballance and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby Johnson and Mignon Schellaci. Pallbearers will be Jeff Townsend, Casey Head, Todd Pennebaker, Todd Ballance, Lynell Auttonberry and John Gee. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church, Calhoun, LA.

MRS. IRIS JONES
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA

Services for Mrs. Iris Jones, age 94, of Winnsboro, will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Dr. Harry Boyd and Rev. Donnie Blackmon officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Mrs. Jones was retired from South Central Bell Telephone Co. and she passed away at her residence on March 19, 2006.

Survivors include her daughter, Annette McGraw of Winnsboro, LA; son, David Jones of Winnsboro, LA; grandson and great grandson, Michael McGraw and Shane of Blountville, TN; granddaughter and great grandson, Cathy Davis and Adam and Kade
Leevy of Natchitoches, LA; granddaughter and great grandsons, Liz Thornton and Dylan and Taylor Gilley of Winnsboro, LA; grandson, Jeffery Jones of Shreveport, LA. Pallbearers will be Michael McGraw, Jeffery Jones, Robert Davis, Billy Boutwell, Don Southern and Tommy Womble. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

MAYANNE MCELLIGOTT KENNY
Bradley Funeral Home - Whippany, NJ

Mayanne (nee McElligott) Kenny, 66, of Whippany (formerly of Monroe, LA) passed away at Morristown Memorial Hospital on March 18, 2006.
Mrs. Kenny was born and raised in Belleville, NJ where she graduated from Arch Bishop Walsh High School in 1958. She had also lived in Lake Hiawatha and Monroe, LA before moving to Whippany in 2002. In 1961, Mrs. Kenny graduated from St. Michaels Nursing School in Newark. That same year she married her husband of thirty-six years, Thomas. Mrs. Kenny was a life long nurse in a variety of specialties including ER and substance abuse. She had worked for various doctors and facilities, culminating with her work as the Director of Nursing at the Louisiana Training Institute in Monroe Louisiana. Mrs. Kenny was a past parishioner at St. Peter the Apostle in Parsippany as well as Jesus The Good Shepherd in Monroe, LA where she was active in the choir, and as a Eucharistic Minister. Mrs. Kenny enjoyed the theater, canasta and water aerobics. She will be fondly remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt.

JOHN CALVIN PURVIS, SR.
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Rayville, LA

Services for Mr. John Calvin Purvis, Sr., 59, of Rayville, LA will be 3:00 PM, Tuesday, March 21,2006 at Rayville United Methodist Church with Rev. Ted Freeland officiating, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home-Rayville, LA.

Mr. Purvis was a member of Rayville United Methodist Church, an LSU Graduate with a Masters +30 degree, as well as a former Rayville High School football coach and a past member of the Rayville Kiwainis. Mr. Purvis served his community in many ways especially as an Insurance Agent with Farm Bureau for nearly thirty years, he also served his country in the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. George C. Purvis and Constance Ineichen Purvis and a grandson, Christopher Paul Evans.
He is survived by his wife, Claudette Faye Russell Purvis; daughter, Catherine Christy Purvis Evans and her husband, Eric Paul Evans; son, John Calvin Purvis, Jr.; grandson, John Charles Evans; granddaughter, Conley McKibben Evans and brother, George C. Purvis, Jr. Pallbearers will be Tim Boles, Mark Brown, Mickey Carroll, Bubba Chaney, Lee Ineichen and Shane Starks. Honorary pallbearers are Jackie Pope, Lester Johnston, MD., Jim Beam, Walter Cochran, Dan Hooks, DDS., Gene Shields and Milton Linder. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

LUCILLE CATHEY SUTTON
Owens Funeral Home - Ruston, LA
Funeral services for Lucille Cathey Sutton will be held at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Andy Johnson officiating, assisted by Dr. Chris Craig. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Sutton, 92, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at home in Ruston, LA, following a brief illness. She was born on February 6, 1914, in Bienville, LA, attended school in Arcadia and graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1932. She was a member of First Baptist Church for sixty-six years where she was an active member of the Faith Sunday School Class. She retired in 1979 after thirty-three years at First National Bank of Ruston. She was a long-time member of the National Association of Bank Women and the American Business Women's Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-four years, Russell Sutton and later by her second husband, Herbert Strozier.
Survivors include her son, Reagan Sutton and wife, Joyce of Ruston; her daughter, Barbara Sutton Kavanaugh of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Karen Sutton Sanders and husband, Bobby of Ruston, Joseph William Sutton and wife, Kathy of Ruston, Jennifer Sutton Farrar and husband, Roman of Ruston, Michael Joseph Kavanaugh and wife, Jayne of Baton Rouge, Laura Kavanaugh Harris and husband, Jay of Baton Rouge, Paul Benjamin Kavanaugh and wife, Jennifer of New Orleans and Sara Kavanaugh Sotile and husband, Mike of Baton Rouge; nineteen great grandchildren and one sister, Agnes Cathey Irvin of Monroe.

Pallbearers will be Michael Kavanaugh, Joseph Sutton, Paul Kavanaugh, Bobby Sanders, Jay Harris, Michael Sotile, Jr., Roman Farrar, Chase Sutton and Michael Sutton. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Andrews, Fletcher Baker, Ben Haley, Dick Hudson, Jacob Pearce, Forrest Peterson, Skip Russell and Earl Sears.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 Trenton St., Ruston, LA, 71270 or Hospice of Caring Hearts, 463 Pea Ridge Road, Dubach, LA 71235.Visitation will be at Owens Funeral Home, Tuesday, March 21, 2006, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and before the service on Wednesday, from 12:30 PM until the service at 1:30 PM. To leave a memorial message for the family online, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneral home.com.

Nelrose B. Anderson, 85
RAYVILLE — Nelrose Boykin Anderson, a retired social worker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

B.E. 'Gene' Autrey, 99
GEORGETOWN — B.E. "Gene" Autrey, a corrections officer, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Georgetown United Pentecostal Church. Burial will be at Georgetown Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield.

Jesse Cooksey, 70
BASTROP — Jesse Cooksey, a farmer, died March 18. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Old Mount Olive Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at Red Hill Cemetery, Mer Rouge.

Patsy 'Pat' Creed, 69
Patsy "Pat" Creed, of Monroe, a retired switchboard operator with the University of Louisiana at Monroe, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Lamy Lane, Monroe. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. today until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Wilmar Cemetery, Wilmar, Ark.

Charles Edward Evans, 54
FORT NECESSITY — Charles Edward Evans, an oil field worker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Light House Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Cecil Louie Frost, 86
RAYVILLE — Cecil Louie Frost, a retired salesman, died Thursday. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation is 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home until service time. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery, Rayville.

Helen Hatfield Hillard, 89
COLLINSTON — Helen Hatfield Hillard, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Michael Huey, 23
DENHAM SPRINGS — Michael Huey, formerly of Calhoun, a student, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Calhoun. Visitation is noon today until service time at the church. Burial will be at Calhoun City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Bessie Hunter, 67
TALLULAH — Bessie Hunter, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at First Kingdom Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Tallulah, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Albirda Jackson, 87
RAYVILLE — Albirda Jackson, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Myrtle Edna Jemerson, 98
Myrtle Edna Jemerson of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mayanne M. Kenny, 66
WHIPPANY, N.J. — Mayanne McElligott Kenny, formerly of Monroe, a nurse, died Saturday. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Whippany. Arrangements are under the direction of Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, Whippany.

Henry P. Ross, 73
Henry P. Ross of Monroe, a custodian, died March 15. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Powell Street Extension Cemetery, Monroe.

Lucille Cathey Sutton, 92
RUSTON — Lucille Cathey Sutton, a retired bank cashier, died Sunday. Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Ruston. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston, and from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until service time at the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ruston.

Shirley Ruth Traylor, 70
STRONG, Ark. — Shirley Ruth Traylor, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville. Burial will be at Conway Cemetery.

Previously acknowledged
Purvis, John Calvin: 3 p.m. today, Rayville United Methodist Church, Rayville.


March 22, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

NELROSE BOYKIN ANDERSON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Rayville, LA
Funeral services for Nelrose Boykin, 85, will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2006,at 10:00 AM, at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Rayville. Internment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Services will be led by Rev. Terry Hinds, Chaplain of Northeast LA Regional Hospice.
Mrs. Anderson died on Sunday, March 19, 2006 in Colonial Manor Nursing Home, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Mrs. Anderson was born on February 3, 1921, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Benson Barton Boykin and Frank Nichols Boykin and her husband of forty-eight years, Guy Armand Anderson.

She is survived by daughter, Nelrose Anderson Sims of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Betsy Anderson Yancey and her husband, Ed Yancey of Rayville; grandson, Desha Sims, III and his fiance' Kara Watson, Dallas, TX and granddaughter Chandler Sims and her fiance' Steven Chang, Santa Monica, CA.
Mrs. Anderson is also survived by dedicated caregivers who lovingly cared for her in her illness, Hattie Hamilton, Shirley Robinson, Crease Harry, Lillian Hartman, Gloria Parks, Liz Dorsey, Sherry Dorsey and Patsy Self.

Mrs. Anderson graduated from Rayville High School and Louisiana State University. She was retired from the Louisiana Department of Family Services where she served as a social worker. She was a lifelong member of the Rayville Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 2471, Monroe, LA 71207.

MR. CURTIS B. BUNN
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Service for Mr. Curtis B. Bunn, 63, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 23, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with Bro. J.W. Bunn and Bro. Calton Yeager officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Village Cemetery in Calhoun, LA.
Mr. Bunn died on March 21, 2006, at his residence. He retired from Graphic Packaging as a general mechanic after thirty-two years. Mr. Bunn was a graduate of Northeast Louisiana State College. He was a member of the Eros Baptist Church and was president of the Burnt Stump Hunting Club. Mr. Bunn loved to hunt, fish, and the outdoors. He also enjoyed cooking on the grill, playing and singing music, and visiting with family and friends on the back porch.

Mr. Bunn was preceded in death by his parents, Theoda and Lois Bunn; sisters, Mary Blanche Bunn Pickett and Jean Bunn Head and son-in-law, Eddy Aulds. Survivors include his wife, Rawslyn Phillips Bunn; son, Jeffrey C. Bunn; daughter, Susan Bunn Aulds all of West Monroe, LA; grandchildren, Jessica Bunn of Dallas, TX, Sarah Bunn, Tyler Aulds and Laura Beth Aulds; sister, Hilda Bunn Yeager and two brothers, J. W. Bunn all of West Monroe, LA and Wayne Bunn of Ruston, LA. Pallbearers will be Bo Harrist, Curt Chelette, Kenneth Bunn, Tyler Aulds, Phil Hutson, Darrell Crowell, Billy Wane Gaston, and Doyle Gaston. Honorary pallbearers will be Hristo Ivanov and Randy Yeager. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at Mulhearn Funeral Home.

JIMMY DALE CHESNEY
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Dale Chesney, 74, of Monroe, will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 23, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. Clovis Christman officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
Mr. Chesney passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2006. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He retired from Ouachita Parish Road Crew as a machine operator.

Mr. Chesney is survived by his wife, Barbara Chesney; daughter, Joyce Chesney Frith and husband, James; sons, Dale Wayne Chesney and Paul Everett Chesney; grandchildren, Amber Fife and husband, Milton, Shawn Kelly and wife, Misty, Ryan Chesney, Tyler Chesney, and Alexis Chesney; great-grandchildren, Dylan Kelly and Anna Kelly; step children, Keith Kilcrease and wife, Judy, and Stan Kilcrease and wife, Michelle; brother, Travis Chesney; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Paul Chesney, James Frith, Steven Hughes, Shawn Kelly, Stanley Kilcrease, and Milton Fife.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

MRS. MYRTLE EDNA JEMERSON
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Service for Mrs. Myrtle Edna Jemerson, 98, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 23, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with Rev. Danny McIlveene officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Winnsboro, LA.
Mrs. Jemerson died on March 19, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was a member of Community Baptist Church in West Monroe. Mrs. Jemerson was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Jemerson and son, Marvin Jemerson. Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn McCarty and Betty Jo Norman; two sons, Delton Jemerson and wife, Cleo and Audry Jemerson and wife, Rebecca; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; twelve great great grandchildren and sister, Annie Cotton.

Pallbearers will be Greg Norman, Don McCarty, Shelby McCarty, Jamie Jemerson, Mark Betheae and Bobby Joe Floyd.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home.

W.P. 'Red' Adams, 76
CLAYTON — W.P. "Red" Williams Adams, a retired school bus driver for Catahoula Parish, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Pine Hill Cemetery.

Rosalie Clemons, 76
Rosalie Clemons of Monroe, a homemaker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Charles Edward Evans, 54
FORT NECESSITY — Charles Edward Evans died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at The Light House Pentecostal Church, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Myrtle Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Shelly Mae Fields, 56
WATERPROOF — Shelly Mae Fields, a homemaker formerly of Clayton, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Leland J. Franklin, 88
COLUMBIA — Leland J. Franklin, a retired truck driver, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson.

Tammar Gibson, 95
Tammar Gibson of Monroe, a homemaker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Mary Ruth Head, 81
Mary Ruth Head of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Iris Jones, 94
WINNSBORO — Iris Jones, retired from South Central Bell, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Myrtle Memorial Cemetery.

Bobbie 'Tina' Kelley, 64
RUSTON — Bobbie "Tina" Caldwell Kelley, a custodian at Ruston High School, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, Ruston. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Friday at King Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Lisbon.

Edd McDonald, 79
WINNSBORO — Edd McDonald, a retired farmer, died March 15. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Crowville Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be at the cemetery prior to the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

James Newsome, 59
SICILY ISLAND — James Newsome died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Effie Lea Owens, 79
OAK GROVE — Effie Lea Owens, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is noon until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery, Darnell.

James Pepper, 83
OLLA — James Pepper, a retired oilfield worker with Justiss Mears, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Riser Funeral Home, Olla. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Old Hebron Cemetery west of Grayson.

William 'Earl' Pruitt, 97
WILMOT, Ark. — William "Earl" Pruitt, a retired farmer, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg, Ark. Burial will be in Wilmot Cemetery.

Janie Williams, 98
Janie Williams of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Anderson, Nelrose Boykin: 10 a.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville.
Autrey, B.E. "Gene": 2 p.m. today, Georgetown United Pentecostal Church, Georgetown.
Cooksey, Jesse: 11 a.m. Saturday, Old Mount Olive Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.
Frost, Cecil Louie: 2 p.m. today, Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Hunter, Bessie: 1 p.m. Friday, First Kingdom Church, Tallulah.
Kenny, Mayanne McElligott: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Whippany, N.J.
Ross, Henry P.: 1 p.m. today, Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe.
Sutton, Lucille Cathey: 1:30 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, Ruston.


March 23, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

JOSEPHINE ALLENE BENSON
Johnson's Funeral Home - San Angelo, TX
Josephine Allene Benson, 89, of San Angelo, formerly a long time resident of Monroe, LA, died Wednesday March 22, 2006 in a local nursing home. Family visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a brief Memorial service at 6:30 PM during that time. A graveside service will follow at a later date in Natchez, MS.

Mrs. Benson was born December 21, 1916 in St. Joseph, MO to Joseph Allen Combs and Vivian Leggett Combs. She married Wayne Thomas Benson August 24, 1937. After receiving her Masters Degree from the University of Houston, Josephine was a school teacher for many years in Louisiana, a past member of the First Baptist Church in Vidalia, LA, and currently a member of Baptist Temple in San Angelo. She was a long term resident of Monroe, LA.
Survivors include a brother Joseph Allen Combs of Monroe, LA, three sons, Thomas Lee Benson and wife Nancy of Denver, CO, James Allen Benson and wife Margaret of San Angelo, Stephen Wayne Benson of Tuscaloosa, AL, grandchildren James Benson and wife Debbie, Suzanne Zerechek and husband Todd, Mark Benson and wife Traci, Amy Stikes and husband Lindsay, Leich Anne Beltz and husband Blake, Michael, Aaron, Ashley, Lindsey, and Brandon Benson, and eleven great grandchildren.

JAMES L. CARTER
James L. Carter, 83, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2006, after a brief stay at the Hospice of East Texas. He suffered from complications from a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Carter was born to Lee T. and Helen Carter on October 13, 1922 in Bastrop, LA and was raised in McGehee, AR. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1944 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating he joined the army and was stationed in the Philippines. While in basic training at Fort Hood he met and married Iva Nell Yarbrough from Kaufman, TX. After he returned from the army they settled in Monroe, LA where he worked for Southwest Gas Producing. In 1963 he became self employed and located gas wells for various companies. In 1989 he and Nell retired and relocated to Casper, WY. Nell passed away in 1990 and James continued to reside in Casper until he developed Alzheimer's. In August of 2004 he moved to Tyler, TX to be closer to his only child, Cheryl Landers and her family. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl and her husband, Bob and their children, Katlin and McKinsey. Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 24, 2006, in Tyler at the Atria on Copeland.

FRANCIS BLAKE SESSUMS
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Ruston, LA
Francis was born on May 23, 1917, at Pioneer, LA, and went to the Great Reunion at Jesus' bidding on March 18, 2006. A dedicated husband, father, and friend, Francis will be remembered for his zeal for life and labor and for his scholarly mind. At 13, he drove a T-Model truck and delivered ice. He worked as a cream tester while attending Louisiana Tech,where he received a BS in Chemistry. Later, he received a BS at LSU in Civil Engineering.

Francis worked as a hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Louisiana, Texas and in North and South Dakota. He worked for Louisiana State Department and Dow Chemical where he was an assistant to the General Manager. He served in the Department of the Interior, and retired as Program Officer on the Staff of the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, D.C. He served as President of American Society of Engineers and is listed in Engineers of Distinction. Francis was a member of the First Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, the Dakotas, and Judson Baptist Church in Salem, OR. His faith in Jesus Christ, whom he reverenced not only as Savior but as a gentleman and scholar, brought about an utterance of many profound and intelligent prayers which were always refreshing to hear.
Preceding Francis in death was his wife of forty-three years Helen Sansing, his high school and college sweetheart; his parents, Richard and Bessie Sessums of Ruston, LA; one brother, Roy T. Sessums; three sisters; Irma, Bertha and Bertie (twins); son-in-law, Paul Paden; and two stepchildren, Delonna Leinenbach and Kim D. Martin.

Surviving Francis is his wife of twenty-one years, Lonnie Vining Martin; son, William Blake Sessums and wife Gail of San Antonio, TX; daughters, Betty and husband Dr. Mylan VanNewkirk of New Zealand; Carol Paden of Smyrna Beach, FL and New York; grandchildren,John VanNewkirk and wife Eve, Robert VanNewkirk and wife Angel, and Sarah VanNewkirk Connor and husband Rob; great grandchildren, Gus, Jessie, Lucy, Georgia, Hazel, Sam, newly born Finn who arrived on earth at the time of his great grandpa Francis' departure to heaven, and Isabella Bruzzese; stepchildren, Renette Autrey, Glenda Fillible, Walter Loren Martin, Christina Joy Mealue, and Lenetta Jean Ivester; seventeen step grandchildren and many wonderful step great grandchildren. In lieu of God's beautiful flowers we would be pleased if you sent a more important gift to further God's kingdom to Judson Baptist Church, 525 Idylwood Dr., S.E., Salem, OR 97302-3901. Thank you and God bless you.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, March 24, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, March 23, 2006 at the funeral home.

LOUIE MCMILLAN WOMACK
Edmonds Funeral Home - Jonesboro, LA
Funeral services for Louie McMillan Womack, 101, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2006 at Sweetwater Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Stuart Toms and Bro. Danny Stevenson. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery in Quitman, LA. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Edmonds Funeral Home. Mrs. Womack passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at her residence. She was born June 11, 1904 in Arcadia, LA and she was a housewife. Mrs. Womack was preceded in death by her husband, Shug Womack; her mother and father, Dolphus and Annie McMillan; one son, Sonny Womack; two brothers, Walter and Colvy McMillan; three sisters, Opal Driskill, Clytie McMillan and Mercille Dowtain.
She is survived by two daughters, Hazel Stewart of Quitman, LA, Claudine Turnbow of Quitman, LA; two sons, Murlin L. Womack and wife Willie R. of Quitman, LA, Thurlin (Bill) Womack and wife Mary of Quitman, LA; thirteen grandchildren, thirty four great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Sweetwater Baptist Church.

Curtis B. Bunn, 63
Curtis B. Bunn of West Monroe, retired general mechanic with Graphic Packaging, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Indian Village Cemetery, Calhoun.

Jimmy D. Chesney, 74
Jimmy D. Chesney of Monroe, a retired heavy equipment operator for the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Monroe.

Virgil Melvin Cowan, 85
FERRIDAY — Virgil Melvin Cowan, a farmer, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Dunbarton Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery, Dunbarton.

Cecil Delaughter Sr., 69
CLAYTON — Cecil Delaughter Sr. died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Marie Bryant Gilbert, 91
RUSTON — Marie Bryant Gilbert, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 1 p.m. Friday until service time. Burial will be in Old Town Cemetery, Haynesville.

Myrtle Edna Jemerson, 98
Myrtle Edna Jemerson of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Ida Mae McCloskey, 92
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ida Mae McCloskey, formerly of Hodge, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. Lucy Catholic Church, Hodge. Visitation is 10 a.m. Friday until time for services. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Harlan McLemore, 66
MARION — Harlan McLemore, a produce manager, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Meridian Baptist Church, Marion. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. today at the church until time for services. Burial will be in Union Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

James A. Newsome, 59
SICILY ISLAND — James Aubrey Newsome, a disabled veteran, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Sicily Island. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Daphnie A. Woods, 68
Daphnie Allbritton Woods, Brookshire's scanning coordinator, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Wisner.

Louie Womack, 101
QUITMAN — Louie McMillan Womack, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Sweetwater Baptist Church, Quitman. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Previously acknowledged
Adams, W.P. "Red" Williams: 10 a.m. today, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Cooksey, Jesse: 11 a.m. Saturday, Old Mount Olive Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.
Hunter, Bessie: 1 p.m. Friday, First Kingdom Church, Tallulah.
Kelley, Bobbie "Tina" Caldwell: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Hope Baptist Church, Ruston.
Kenny, Mayanne McElligott: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Whippany, New Jersey.
McDonald, Edd: 10 a.m. today, Crowville Masonic Cemetery.
Owens, Effie Lea: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Pruitt, William "Earl": 2 p.m. today, Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg, Ark


March 24, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MR. DONALD RAY LOUIS
Miller Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
"Celebrating the Life and Homegoing of Local Pastor"
The Superintendent Donald Ray Louis was born on August 28, 1954, to the union of Deacon Hilton Louis Sr. and the Late Missionary Harriet Warren Louis.

In 1980 under divine direction of God, he was led to start a church in the home of his father and mother. From Ephesians 4:13 "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ", God gave him the name Unity " The Spirit of Togetherness." As an official in the Church of God in Christ, Pastor Louis served in many capacities. In 1991, God led Bishop Roy L. H. Winbush, Prelate of the First Jurisdiction Churches of God in Christ appointed him Superintendent of the Monroe District. He also served as a member of the Board of Superintendents, State Treasurer, Committee chairman of the Ealy/Norris Breakfast, and in several other offices.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of thirty years, First Lady Brenda Joyce Louis and his five children: Donald "Bumpy" Louis Sr. (Kamilah), Monroe, LA; Detrius "Dee Dee" Louis, Shreveport, LA; Kimberly "Red" Goins (Avery), Monroe, LA; Genesis "Winnie" Edwards (Dallas), Tulsa, OK; Meranda "Sha Sha" Louis, Monroe, LA; and extended daughter Donna "Numan" Lathan (Michael), Monroe, LA. Also to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Donald, Camille, and Jordan Louis; Destiny and Michael Lathan.

Supt. Louis was preceded in death by his mother, the late Missionary Harriet Louis and his brother Charles Louis. He leaves to cherish his memory his father, Deacon Hilton Louis, Sr., Monroe, LA; three brothers: Minister Hilton Louis Jr. (Shirley), Monroe, La; Deacon Johnnie Lewis Sr. (Diann), West Monroe, LA; Deacon James Louis Sr. (Cynthia), Pensacola, FL; and three sisters Ellen Elaine Oliver (Robert), Shreveport, LA; Angela Louis, Monroe, LA; and Regina Graham (Robert), Memphis, TN. Cherishing his memory is a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends. Also to cherish his memory is his devoted congregation, the Unity C.O.G.I.C. family; the Monroe District Churches of God in Christ and the First Jurisdiction of Louisiana families.

Visitation & Viewing - Friday March 24, 2006 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Memorial Celebration - Friday March 24, 2006 at 7:00pm. Homegoing Service - Saturday March 25, 2006 at 11:00am. Burial will be at Mulhearn Memorial - Hwy. 80. All services to be held at the Unity Church of God in Christ 716 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Monroe, Louisiana 71201. Those in the community wishing to give expressions, words of encouragement, and honorarium please do so during Friday's Memorial Celebration due to time constraints and official program at Saturday's service. The Family wishes to Thank You in advance for all !

IRMGARD WATSON
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Graveside services for Mrs. Irmgard Watson, 82, of West Monroe, LA will be held Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Butler Cemetery on Old Arkansas Road Calhoun, LA. Associate Pastor Norman Bryant will be officiating, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Watson passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at Glenwood Hospital. Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Watson and granddaughter, Kayla Futrell.

Mrs. Watson is survived by five children, Wedigo Watson of Oakland, CA, Dieter Watson and wife, Lisa of West Monroe, LA, Patsy Yeates of Sterlington, LA, Jeannette Weatherly and husband, Terry of Austin, TX and Diane Watson of West Monroe, LA; eight grandchildren, Shari, Benji, Brandi, Trey, Jennifer and husband, Marcus, Heather, Stephanie and Terry Jr. and five great grandchildren, Austin, Chase, Dalton, Bailey and Jake.

Pallbearers will be Terry Weatherly, Terry Weatherly Jr., Trey Yeates, Benji Watson, Marcus Johns and Coy Ford. Visitation will be Friday, March 24, 2006 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

DAPHNIE MARIE ALLBRITTON WOODS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Services for Mrs. Daphnie Marie Allbritton Woods of Monroe, LA, will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 10:00 am at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Warren Eckhardt officiating. Burial services will be held at South Central Baptist Church Cemetery in Wisner, LA at 12:00 pm with Larry Eubanks officiating.

Daphnie was born on November 21, 1937 in Wisner, LA and died at her home in Monroe, LA on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the young age of 68.

After twenty-five years of service with Brookshire Grocery Company, she retired on May 9, 1998, to spend more time with her family. During her career at Brookshire's, she served at four locations of Brookshire's and Super One Foods in the twin cities. "Ms Daphnie", as many called her, made several life-long friends along the way.
In 2001, she began having back and hip problems, which did not allow her to do the things that she loved the most, such as cooking, taking care of her grand-babies, and traveling. By the grace of God, she found Dr. Nanda in Shreveport, LA, who was able to improve her quality of life. During the past two months, she was able to enjoy her family to the fullest, which in the eyes of the family was such a beautiful blessing. Thank you Dr. Nanda.

She was preceded in death by parents Andrew & Leddie "Tat" Allbritton of Wisner, LA., sister, Mae Hoggatt of Wisner, brother and sister-in-law, W. H. & Catherine Allbritton of Snyder, TX, and brother, Andrew Allbritton, Jr. of Wisner, LA.

Daphnie is survived by sister, Nancy Meggenhofen and husband Gordon of Springhill, Kansas; mother-in-law, Una Woods of Winnsboro, LA; brother-in-law, Michael Woods and wife Judy of Winnsboro, LA; sister-in-law, Pat Fuller and Dan of Riverside, CA; sister-in-law, Barbara Barfield of Winnsboro; and brother-in-law Wilton Hoggatt of Wisner, LA. She is also survived by her three children, Greg Woods and fiancé Nancy Colvin of Monroe, LA, Tina Lenard and husband Kerry of Columbia, LA, and Kevin Woods and wife Nita of Monroe, LA. She has three precious grandchildren that she loved with all her heart, Emilee Marie Lenard, Meghan Raye Woods and Andrew Kade Woods. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Brad Burtram, Randy Barfield, Rusty Barfield, Ronnie Barfield, Steve McMullen and Jim Hegwood.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 24, 2006 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Memorials may be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Charles A. Berry Jr., 83
GRAMBLING — Charles A. Berry, Ph.D., a retired educator, died March 20. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Lewis Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Grambling. Visitation is from 9-10 a.m. at the temple. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery at Hawkins, Texas, under the direction of King Funeral Home, Ruston.

Mary J. Brass, 88
Mary J. Brass of Monroe, a farmer, died March 17. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul No. 2 Baptist Church, Wisner. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Frances Marie Browder, 78
CLINTON, Ill. — Frances Marie Browder, a homemaker formerly of Winnsboro, died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Mildred Brown, 63
OAK GROVE — Mildred Brown, a homemaker, died March 17. The funeral is 1 p.m. today at Bloomyshade Missionary Baptist Church, Kilbourne. Burial will be in Woodville Cemetery at Wallace under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

O.J. Bryant Jr., 37
LANCASTER, Texas — O.J. Bryant Jr., a certified nurse's aide, died March 18. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rest Baptist Church, Quitman. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quitman, under the direction of King Funeral Home, Ruston.

Johnny Chinn, 24
TULSA, Okla. — Johnny Chinn, a restaurant owner formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday. The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Wisner. Burial will be in Hope Estate Cemetery, Wisner, under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Rosalie Clemmons, 76
Rosalie Clemmons of Monroe, a homemaker, died March 17. The funeral is at noon Saturday at Solomon Temple Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the church. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Tywaine Daniels, 26
CLAYTON — Tywaine Daniels, a laborer, died Sunday. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Foules. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the church.

Cecil Delaughter Sr., 69
CLAYTON — Cecil Delaughter Sr. died Wednesday. The funeral is at 11 a.m. today at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is from 8 a.m. until time of service today at the funeral home. Graveside service is at 3 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church Cemetery east of the Lincoln Community.

Solomon England, 68
FOULES — Solomon England, a millworker, died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Shelly Mae Fields, 56
WATERPROOF — Shelly Mae Fields, a homemaker formerly of Clayton, died March 17. The funeral was Thursday at St. Mark Baptist Church, Clayton. Burial was in Clayton Garden of Rest Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Kenneth Franklin, 60
DUBACH — Kenneth "Pee Wee" Franklin, a carpenter, died Thursday. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mineral Springs Baptist Church, Dubach. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston.

Tammar Gibson, 95
Tammar Gibson of Monroe, a homemaker, died March 17. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tried Stone Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

James Harris Sr., 88
TALLULAH — James Harris Sr., died March 19. The funeral is at noon Saturday at New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. The wake is from 6-8 p.m. today at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Burial will be in New Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Helen Hatfield-Hillard, 89
COLLINSTON — Helen Hatfield-Hillard, a homemaker, died March 20. The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Collinston. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Trousdale Hill Cemetery.

Bessie Hunter, 67
TALLULAH — Bessie Hunter, a homemaker, died March 15. The funeral is 1 p.m. today at First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Burial will be in Oak Wood Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

The Rev. Donald Louis, 51
The Rev. Donald R. Louis of Monroe, a minister, died Monday. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Unity Church of God in Christ, Monroe. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial is in Mulhearn Memorial Park, Monroe, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.

Samuel F. Jones, 62
BASTROP — Samuel F. Jones, a brick mason, died Thursday. The funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday at Bonita Road Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Golden Funeral Home. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Rena Sue McPherson, 46
EPPS — Rena Sue McPherson, a homemaker, died Wednesday. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Creek Baptist Church, Epps. Visitation is 5-10 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Epps Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Bobbie Miller, 74
RUSTON — Bobbie Miller, died March 14. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mays Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Ruston. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Lois Monk, 71
Lois Monk of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Robert Lee Nelson, 75
Robert Lee Nelson of West Monroe, a teacher, died Tuesday. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Vixen. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Alice L. Sheppard Pace, 84
Alice Louise Sheppard Pace of West Monroe, a retired school bus driver, died Wednesday. Graveside service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cheniere Baptist Church Cemetery, West Monroe. Visitation is 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Charles Leo Skillern, 74
GREENSBURG, Ky. — Charles Leo Skillern, formerly of Oak Grove, a retired Tennessee Gas Co. supervisor, died Wednesday. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, Greensburg. Burial will be in Liberty Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, Green County, Ky.

Ronnie Earl Spencer, 40
NEW ORLEANS — Ronnie Earl Spencer, a laborer, died March 12. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lake Providence Senior High School auditorium. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial is in Gaither Memorial Cemetery, Lake Providence.

Grady Wesley, 62
RAYVILLE — Grady Wesley, a construction worker, died March 19. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Love and Charity Cemetery, Rayville.

Janie Williams, 98
Janie Williams of West Monroe, a homemaker, died March 18. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Empire Worship Center, Monroe. Visitation is 7:30-8:30 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery, Sibley.

Previously acknowledged
Cooksey, Jesse: 11 a.m. Saturday, Old Mount Olive Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.
Cowan, Virgil Melvin: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dunbarton Baptist Church, Ferriday.
Hunter, Bessie: 1 p.m. today, First Kingdom Church, Tallulah.
Kelley, Bobbie "Tina" Caldwell: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Hope Baptist Church, Ruston.
Kenny, Mayanne McElligott: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Whippany, New Jersey.
Gilbert, Marie Bryant: 2 p.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.
McCloskey, Ida Mae: 11 a.m. today at St. Lucy Catholic Church, Hodge.
McLemore, Harlan: 2 p.m. Saturday, Meridian Baptist Church, Marion.
Newsome, James Aubrey: 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Sicily Island.
Womack, Louie McMillan: 2 p.m. today, Sweetwater Baptist Church, Quitman.
Woods, Daphnie Allbritton, 10 a.m. Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe


March 25, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

BELVA MAE GRECO
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Services for Belva Mae Greco of Monroe, LA, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 3205 Concordia Street, with Father Job officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Belva was born on March 29, 1919, in Claypool, WV and after a short illness at St. Francis North Hospital went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2006, at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Greco and son, Louis Michael Greco.

Mrs. Greco is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Ferris and Quinten Hunter of Hobart, IN, Catherine and Curt Pomeroy of Rainelle, WV, Anna Lee and David Dean of Winchester, VA; and brother and sister-in-law, Finley and Bonnie Knapp of Louisville, KY. She is also survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Beth Greco of Houston, TX, JD and Annie Greco of Monroe, LA, Bud and Pam Greco of Albany, GA, and Jim and Becky Greco of Baton Rouge, LA; and daughters and son-in-law, Sue Greco and Nicky and Ron Nicholas both of Pueblo, CO. She is blessed with twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and special niece, Charlotte Hunter of Rainelle, WV. Pallbearers will be Jason Greco, Rusty LeJeune, Nic Greco, Vince Greco, Tony Greco, Jeremy Nicholas, Nate Nicholas, Jeffrey Greco, Jason Michael Greco and Elee Trichel. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Vincent, Larry Rogers, Damon Bradford, Jim Hickey, David Barker, and Mike Wilson. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Saturday, March 25, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of choice.

GEORGIA FIELDS
Elmwood Funeral Home - Abilene, TX
Georgia Fields, 95, passed away March 22, 2006 in McKinney, TX. Her graveside service will be 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 25, 2006 in Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, TX under the direction of Elmwood Funeral Home.
Mrs. Fields was born on December 29, 1910. She was a member of the First Christian Church and retired from the Abilene Police Department.

Survivors include son, Jerry R. Fields and wife, Jean Todd Fields of McKinney formerly of Monroe; grandchildren, Jerry D. Fields and wife, Genae of Houston, Kelly G. Fields and wife, Pauline of McKinney and Melody Miller and husband, Bill of Anna and great grandsons, Christopher Fields of Plano and Connor Fields of McKinney.
Memorials suggested to the First Christian Church, 3400 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201.

MRS. LOIS MONK
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Monk, 71, of West Monroe, LA will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, LA. Rev. Mike Parker will be officiating, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mrs. Monk was born July 17, 1934 in Bell, LA and passed away March 23, 2006 in West Monroe, LA.

Mrs. Monk was a member of Central Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James William Monk and parents, Cecil and Ettie Williams.
Mrs. Monk is survived by her children, James Monk and wife Dori, William Edward Monk and wife Shirley, Maxine Reeves, Lois Woods and husband Travis; sisters: Lorraine Cross and husband Billy Wayne, Louane Barnett and Leola Davis; brothers: Wilbert Williams, Riley Williams, Harold Williams and wife Betty; special friends, Judy Brown and Marzelle Hemphill; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, twenty-one nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jason Monk, James E. Monk, Daniel Monk, Bill Dillard, Landon Cross, Edward Monk, Jimmy Snow and Algie Tuttle. Visitation will be Saturday, March 25, 2006 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

Shirley G. Watts 8/20/33~3/25/02
Rest in Peace My Love,
Four years ago God's Angels came and took you to your new home. God has promised us that we will be reunited-yet we wait. Memories of you sustain us and we are aware of your presents each day. We only have to think of you and you are there in our hearts. Not one moment of the day goes by that you are not with us.

Betty Brewer, 93
RAYVILLE — Betty Brewer, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Cox Funeral Home Chapel, Delhi. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Epps Cemetery

Geneva S. DeFrancisco, 90
BASTROP — Geneva Sawyer DeFrancisco, retired owner of Race Track Valet Service, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

William Loy Fisher, 63
EPPS — William Loy Fisher, retired West Carroll Parish deputy sheriff, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Epps Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be in Epps Cemetery.

Donald F. Hammett, 77
VIDALIA — Donald F. Hammett, a retire parts clerk at Natchez Equipment Co., died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Burial will be in Natchez (Miss.) City Cemetery.

Irmgard Watson, 82
Irmgard Watson of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Butler Cemetery, West Monroe, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Uney Richey Wright, 67
MANIFEST — Uney Richey Wright, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Manifest, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Previously acknowledged
Berry, Charles A. Jr.: 10 a.m. Monday, Lewis Temple CME Church, Grambling.
Brass, Mary J.: 1 p.m. today, Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Bryant, O.J. Jr.: 11 a.m. today, St. Rest Baptist Church, Quitman.
Chinn, Johnny: 11 a.m. today, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Wisner.
Clemons, Rosalie: noon today, Solomon Temple Baptist Church, Monroe.
Cowan, Virgil Melvin: 11 a.m. today, Dunbarton Baptist Church, Ferriday.
Daniels, Tywaine: 11 a.m. today, Mouint Zion Baptist Church, Foules.
Franklin, Kenneth "Pee Wee": 2 p.m. today, Mineral Springs Baptist Church, Dubach.
Gibson, Tammar: 11 a.m. today, Tried Stone Baptist Church, Monroe.
Harris, James Sr.: noon today, New Morning Star Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Helen Hatfield-Hillard: 11 a.m. today, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Collinston.
Jones, Samuel F.: 2 p.m. Sunday, Bonita Road Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Kelley, Bobbie "Tina" Caldwell: 2 p.m. today, New Hope Baptist Church, Ruston.
Kenny, Mayanne McElligott: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Whippany, New Jersey.
Louis, the Rev. Donald R.: 11 a.m. today, Unity Church of God in Christ, Monroe.
McLemore, Harlan: 2 p.m. today, Meridian Baptist Church, Marion.
McPherson, Rena Sue: 2 p.m. today, Little Creek Baptist Church, Epps.
Miller, Bobbie: 2 p.m. today, Mays Chapel CME Church, Ruston.
Nelson, Robert Lee: 11 a.m. today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Vixen.
Pace, Alice L. Sheppard: 10:30 a.m. today, Cheniere Baptist Church Cemetery, West Monroe.
Skillern, Charles Leo: 1 p.m. Sunday, Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, Greensburg, Ky.
Spencer, Ronnie Earl: 11 a.m. today, Lake Providence Senior High School auditorium.
Wesley, Grady: 1 p.m. today, Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Williams, Janie: 2 p.m. today, Empire Worship Center, Monroe.
Woods, Daphnie Allbritton: 10 a.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.


March 26, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

JUANITA MURPHY DUNN
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Sterlington Road, Monroe

Graveside services for Juanita Murphy Dunn, 78, of Monroe, will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 27, 2006, at Bethany Cemetery, Hebert, LA. Rev. Job Edathinatt, C.M.I. will officiate. Interment will be under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Mrs. Dunn was born March 9, 1928, in Marion, LA, and passed away after a lengthy illness on March 25, 2006, in Monroe, LA. She was the switchboard operator at North Monroe Medical Center for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert L. Dunn and daughter, Lynn Dunn Harris.

She is survived by her daughter, Kaye Dunn Lensing and husband, Ford of Monroe, LA; son-in-law, Victor Harris of Sterlington, LA; four grandchildren, Richard Harris of Raceland, LA, Clint Harris of Monroe, LA, Vicki Harris of North Brunswick, NJ and Paul Lensing of Jackson, MS and eight great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Victor Harris, Richard Harris, James McLemore, Jimmy McLemore, Roger Murphy and Cliff Murphy. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. The family would like to thank Dr. Kerry Anders, Christus St. Joseph Home, and Hospice Care of Louisiana.

MR. ALVIN H. FLANAGAN
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA

Funeral services for Mr. Alvin H. Flanagan, 72, of Downsville, LA, will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at House of Prayer International in Monroe, LA. Burial will follow at Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery. Bishop Ron Brown will be officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mr. Flanagan was born September 9, 1933 and went to be with Jesus on March 25, 2006, in West Monroe, LA. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, one sister and one brother.

Mr. Flanagan is survived by his wife, Charlotte Flanagan; daughter, Shanon Cullom of Gray, GA; son, Darrin Flanagan and his wife, Kristie; grandchildren, Ethan and Macy Flanagan of Downsville, LA; brother, Dick Flanagan and wife, Jill of LeRoy, IL and sister, Linda Flanagan of Flora, IL.

Al loved all sports and played well in all of them. He retired after twenty-eight years with State Farm Insurance Company and promptly took up golf. He enjoyed it very much, but enjoyed being with his buddies more. He took very good care of their home and twelve acres of land, which he and Charlotte retired to. He was a farm boy who still loved the farm. He loved his family very much, especially his two beautiful grandbabies, Ethan and Macy. Al was a deacon at his church, House of Prayer International, and especially enjoyed his Sunday School and Seniors' class friends. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, March 27, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe, LA and 9:00 AM until time of service on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to House of Prayer International.

PAULINE "POLLY" ARRINGTON FRANKS
Radney Funeral Home - Mobile, AL
Pauline "Polly" Arrington Franks, a native of Louisiana and resident of Mobile for the past fifteen years died Friday, March 24, 2006 at a local nursing facility. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her memories live in the hearts of her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Franks; parents, John and Mallie Arrington and her brother, John Cecil Arrington.

Survivors include two sons, Beverly L. (Carol Buford) Franks, Charlotte, NC and Jerry E. (Bonnie Long) Torrans, Sr., Mobile, AL; one sister, Lorene Sessums, Atlantic, IA; six grandchildren, Brett (Craig) Robertson, Charlotte, NC, Jerry (Tonie Ann) Torrans, Jr., Mobile, AL, Robin Torrans (Ben) Mostellar, Mobile, AL, Elizabeth "Buffy" (Michael) Waltrip, Charlotte, NC, Wendy (Rick) Penn, Charlotte, NC and William Thomas Franks, Charlotte, NC; ten great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Monday, March 27, 2006 at 12:00 Noon. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11:00 AM until service time. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin St. Ext., Mobile, AL 36606.

MRS. CHRISTINE MARTIN
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Martin, 74, of Monroe, LA will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Lapine Assembly of God in West Monroe. Burial will follow at Lapine Cemetery. Rev. Mildred Lenard and Rev. Charles Tolbird will be officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

Mrs. Martin was born April 13, 1931 and passed away March 24, 2006 in Monroe, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband Lacy Martin and daughter Sue Kelly.

Mrs. Martin is survived by her children, Loreta Peterson and husband, Billy, Terry J. Martin and wife, Bert, Timothy Martin and Anthony D. Martin; also by her brother, Lee Roy Lawrence and wife, Nancy; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and numerous nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, March 27, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe, LA and 10: 00 AM until time of service on Tuesday at the church.

IDA GERTRUDE ROGERS
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Ida Gertrude Rogers, 94, of Eros, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, March 27, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Lynn Malone and Rev. Jack Phelps officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery Eros, LA. Mrs. Rogers died March 24, 2006 at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Rogers was born August 4, 1911 to the union of Andrew J. and Lula French Clark. She was a member of the Antioch Methodist Church in Eros, LA.

Mrs. Rogers was a charter member of Cadeville Chapter #208, Order of the Eastern Star and served as first Worthy Matron. She was a member of El Lotus Oriental Shrine #82, Chief Tusquahoma Chapter DAR, and Ft. Miro Rebekah Lodge #86. Mrs. Rogers was a retired teacher from the Ouachita Parish School System, receiving her BA degree from NLU and Master of Education degree from Ole Miss. She was a dedicated Sunday school teacher and active in local civic affairs. She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Alson Rogers; four sisters; six brothers and grandson, Jonathon Keith Rogers.
Survivors include her sons, James Albert Rogers, Vista, CA, John Kennon Rogers and wife, Betty of Eros, LA and Barry Alson Rogers and wife, Madeleine of Kemah, TX; grandchildren, Kenya Kate Harrison and husband, Brian of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Sherri Vincent and husband, Marc of Montgomery, AL and Jimmy Rogers and wife, Joanne of Donaldsonville, LA; several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Randy Russell, Thomas Golson, Lester Rogers, Jay Hollingsworth, Wayne Golson and David Golson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Frank Bogard, Harold Thomas, David Wallace and Butch Woolsey. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe.

SUSAN COX ROUTON
Young's Funeral Home - Jonesville, LA
Services for Susan Cox Routon, 50, will be at 10:30 AM Monday, March 27, 2006, at the Harrisonburg First Baptist Church. The Revs. Jerry Price and Ralph Webber will officiate. Burial will be at Heard Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Young's Funeral Home of Jonesville. Family and friends will be received at visitation at the church from 5:00 to 9:00 PM Sunday, March 26, 2006.
Mrs. Routon died March 25, 2006 at her residence near Jonesville after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Cox; mother, Maxine Crawford Cox and brother, Mark Cox, all of Harrisonburg. Survivors include her husband, Ron Routon of Jonesville; daughter, Kristen Routon of West Monroe; son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Sarah Garrett Routon of Fort Worth, TX; grandson, Chandler Routon of West Monroe; sister, Vicky Cox Costanza of Harrisonburg and brothers, Ross Cox of Batesville, AR and Sid Cox of Lafayette. She is also survived by JoAnn and Clarence Routon, mother and father-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rhonda Haygood of West Monroe, Joan McHale of Jonesville and Catherine Regan of Columbia, MS.
Pallbearers will be Nick Costanza, Sam Costanza, Rox Routon, Gary King, Kerry Kirby and Robert Bradley. Planned memorials may be made to the building fund of the Harrisonburg First Baptist Church.

MR. BILLY GERALD TARVER
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Winnsboro, LA
Graveside services for Mr. Billy Gerald Tarver, age 65, of Winnsboro, LA will be at 2:00 PM Sunday, at Ogden Cemetery near Liddieville, LA with Rev. Joe Stroud officiating under the directions of Mulhearn funeral Home of Winnsboro. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Annette Williams and her husband, Albert of West Monroe, LA and Mrs. Betty Carter and her husband, Delma of Gloster, LA and a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great great nieces and great great nephews. Pallbearers will be served by relatives and friends.

DR. E.E. TAYLOR
Aurora, IL
Dr. Taylor was a psychotherapist at the Alpha Counseling Center in Naperville, IL. A Baptist Minister for twenty-five years, Dr. Taylor was pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in West Monroe from 1957 to 1960.

Dr. Taylor was many things: a veteran of WWII, a wonderful gardener, a great cook, a motivator and friend. He was a former Chaplain for the Naperville Police Department, member of Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities and the Naperville Garden Club. Survived by his beloved wife, Mary Kullman; loving children: Vickie (Danny) Griffin, Cynthia (Ken) Saterfield, Johnny (Linda) Taylor, and Daniel Taylor; cherished grandchildren: Jim Brooks, Dustin Griffin, Misty Knepp, Cameron Taylor, Rebecca Taylor; great grandchildren: Cyndi Hancock, James Brooks, Seth Brooks, Samantha Knepp and Savannah Griffin and one great-great grandchild: Ryan Kirkham; sister: Nell Cooper. He will be highly missed by his family and friends.

Earl J. Akins, 85
Earl J. Akins of Monroe, retired Swepco Electric line foreman, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Frances Marie Browder, 78
CLINTON, Ill. — Frances Marie Browder, a homemaker, formerly of Winnsboro, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Ogden Cemetery, Liddieville.

Lloyd J. Byrnside, infant
DUBACH — Lloyd Junior Byrnside died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Hico Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery, Dubach, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Wanda M. Campbell, 56
CHATHAM — Wanda Mosley Campbell, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Chatham Cemetery.

Geneva S. DeFrancisco, 90
BASTROP — Geneva Sawyer DeFrancisco, retired owner of Race Track Valet Service, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation will be today until time for services. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Belva Mae Greco, 86
Belva Mae Greco of Monroe, a retired tax assessor clerk, died Friday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Lois Monk, 71
Lois Monk of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Susan Routon, 50
HARRISONBURG — Susan Routon died Saturday. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harrisonburg Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Billy Gerald Tarver, 65
WINNSBORO — Billy Gerald Tarver, a farmer, died Friday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Ogden Cemetery near Liddieville under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Previously acknowledged
Berry, Charles A. Jr.: 10 a.m. Monday, Lewis Temple CME Church, Grambling.
Brewer, Betty: 3:30 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.
Fisher, William Loy: 2 p.m. today, Epps Baptist Church, Epps.
Jones, Samuel F.: 2 p.m. today, Bonita Road Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Kenny, Mayanne McElligott: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Whippany, New Jersey.
Skillern, Charles Leo: 1 p.m. today, Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, Greensburg, Ky.


March 27, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

Terry Malone
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA.
Funeral services for Terry Malone, 62, of Calhoun, La., will be held 10:00A.M. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, La., with Rev. Lynn Malone and Rev. Jimmy Owens officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun. Terry was born September 25, 1943, in Chatham, La., and passed away unexpectedly March 24, 2006, in Monroe, La. Terry spent almost his entire life involved in the automotive industry in and around Ouachita Parish working for himself and many other auto dealers throughout the area. He loved his job in truck and equipment sales, and he loved his co-workers at Plunk's Truck Parts and Equipment. He was passionate about sales and his passion was evident in his work. Terry was also passionate about anything outdoors. He loved NASCAR and other types of racing, and made annual pilgrimages to Talladega and Pensacola with his sons and many friends. He also loved to cruise along the Ouachita River on one of the boats he bought and restored over the last few years, and Terry spent countless hours in the last few years just hanging around "the ranch" hunting, four-wheeler riding, or just camping out. He also loved traveling to four-wheeler rides in Texas, Arkansas, and around Louisiana with his sons and other friends. Terry will be missed every morning at Tony's Grill, where he gathered with his friends known as the Breakfast Bunch. Terry's love for his work, his friends, and his hobbies was surpassed only by his love for his family. He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Mary, of Calhoun, La. Terry is also survived by four sons: Ben and wife Kellie, of Ruston, La., Lynn and wife Vanessa, of Benton, La., Shawn and wife Toni, of Chatham, La., and Ashley and fiancé Whitney Young, of Calhoun, La. Terry leaves eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ralph and wife Stephanie of West Monroe. Pallbearers will be Donnie Plunk, Eddie Miller, Scott Certain, Jim Griffin, Burl McGee, Tom Shepherd, Roger Berry, and Bobby Boles. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Plunk's Truck Parts and Equipment. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday March 27, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make donations to The Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC, 27317, or the charity of your choice.

Earl J. Akins, 85
Earl J. Akins of Monroe, a retired Swepco Electric line foreman, died Saturday. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Ruby L. Brown, 79
COLUMBIA — Ruby L. Brown, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Funerals By McFarland of Monroe.

Juanita Murphy Dunn, 78
Juanita Murphy Dunn of Monroe, a retired hospital switchboard operator, died Saturday. A graveside service is at 11 a.m. today at Bethany Cemetery, Hebert, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Alvin H. Flanagan, 72
DOWNSVILLE — Alvin H. Flanagan, an administrative services worker for State Farm Insurance Cos., died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at House of Prayer International, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ida Gertrude, 94
EROS — Ida Gertrude, a retired schoolteacher, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Burial will be at Antioch Methodist Church cemetery in Eros.

Christine C. Martin, 74
Christine C. Martin of Monroe, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lapine Assembly of God Church, West Monroe. Burial will be in Lapine Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Reisharricka McDowell, 5
DELHI — Reisharricka McDowell died Friday. Services are incomplete under the direction of McFarland Funeral Home of Delhi.

Gladys Meredith, 92
GRAYSON — Gladys Meredith, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Cliff Putman, 66
FARMERVILLE — Cliff Putman, an electrician, died Sunday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

R.J. Rainwater, 77
R.J. Rainwater, a church elder and pastor, of Monroe, died Friday. Services are incomplete under the direction of Funerals By McFarland of Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Berry, Charles A. Jr.: 10 a.m. today, Lewis Temple CME Church, Grambling.
Browder, Frances Marie: 2 p.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Kenny, Mayanne McElligott: 10:30 a.m. today, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Whippany, New Jersey.
Routon, Susan: 10:30 a.m. today, Harrisonburg Baptist Church.


March 28, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

DR. JAMES BLAKE ADAMS, SR.
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Services for Dr. James Blake Adams, Sr., 83, of Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 29, 2006, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Warren Eckhardt officiating. Interment will follow in the Columbia Hill Cemetery.

Dr. Adams died Sunday, March 26, 2006, after a lengthy illness. He was born April 24, 1922 in Columbia, LA to the union of Dr. Lee Roy Adams, Sr. and Olive Blake Adams. He was a native of Columbia and resided there until becoming a resident of Monroe twenty years ago.
After graduating from high school at Jefferson Military Academy in 1940, he attended Loyola University until enlisting in the U.S. Army during WWII. He continued his studies in dentistry at Chaffey Junior College in Ontario, CA and Cornell University in Ithica, NY. After his military service, he attended Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta where he graduated in 1947. Upon returning to Columbia, Dr. Adams practiced dentistry with his father and brother, Dr. L. R. Adams, Jr. until establishing his own practice in Columbia Heights. Dr. Adams was saved while attending the First Methodist Church in Columbia and later attended the Columbia Heights Baptist Church where he was a deacon. After moving to Monroe, he became a member of North Monroe Baptist Church. He was a member of the Fifth District Dental Society and Xi Psi Phi Honorary Dental Society. He was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association and the LA Dental Association. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of fifty-five years, Myra Nell Myers Adams; his brother, Dr. Lee Roy Adams, Sr. and Maurice Adams and his sister Maurine Richardson. Survivors include his sons, J. Blake Adams, Jr. and wife, Brenda and Curtis M. Adams and wife Doll; grandchildren, Doll Ann Johnson and husband, Byron, Elizabeth Adams and Christopher Adams, all of Monroe; sisters-in-law, Marie Adams and Ida Adams of Columbia and Rose Mary Gore of New Orleans and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Christopher Adams, Monty Adams, Sr., Monty Adams, Jr., Peter Adams, Byron Johnson, Gary Richardson, Glen Richardson and Robin Causey. Visitation will be Tuesday, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Wednesday, 12:00 PM until service time. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, or North Monroe Baptist Church.

MARGUERITE REAGAN MCGOUGH
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - Farmerville, LA
Marguerite Reagan McGough, 93, a long time resident of Spencer, LA, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubie Lee McGough. She is survived by her son, Charles McGough and his wife, Susan of Spencer, LA; two brothers, Marshall Reagan and his wife, Emma Lee of Haughton, LA and Marvin Reagan and his wife, Barbara of Tyler, TX; two step grandchildren, Alan Townsend and his wife, Mandy of Start, LA and Jeremy Townsend and his wife, Tarrah of Elgin, TX and one great step granddaughter, Alex Townsend of Start, LA. Graveside services will be held at Liberty Hill (Taylor) Cemetery at Farmerville, LA on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 10:00 AM under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.

GLADYS SANDERS MEREDITH
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Services for Gladys Sanders Meredith, age 92, of Grayson will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 28, 2006 from the Old Bethel Baptist Church west of Clarks with Bro. Jim Goodman and Bro. Keith Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Meredith was born on October 25, 1913 in New Orleans to the union of Joseph and Fannie Gore Sanders and died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at the Haven Nursing Home in Columbia. She was a homemaker, a retired sales clerk with the S.&Q. Store in Columbia and worked as a nurse's aide at the Haven Nursing Home. She was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alva Meredith; her granddaughter, Janet Meredith and her brother, Bob Sanders. Survivors include her sons, Buel Meredith of Monroe and David Meredith and his wife, Irene of St. Francisville; her daughters, Aundrae M. Hendrix of Kelly and Izora Wilkes Cruse and her husband, Shelby of Columbia; her sisters, Irma Rone of Rocklin, CA, Kathryn Shattuck of Arcata, CA and Addria A. Gordy of Grayson; her brothers, Paul Sanders of Whiteville, TN and Joe Sanders of Ruston; eleven grandchildren; one step grandchild; eighteen great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bryan Meredith, Oby Meredith, James Scroggs, Beau Mills, Elbert Pauley and Tracey Pauley. Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Old Bethel Baptist Church. Visitation is at the Old Bethel Baptist Church.

BENNY MIMS ZEAGLER
Riser Funeral Home - Olla, LA
Services for Benny Mims Zeagler, 81, of Olla will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 29, 2006 from the First Baptist Church in Olla with Rev. Milton Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Olla Cemetery under the direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

Mr. Zeagler was born in Olla on October 4, 1924 to the union of Benjamin Ezra and Anna Mims Zeagler and died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at his residence in Olla following an extended illness. He was owner of the Olla Insurance Agency. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Olla. He served on the Olla Cemetery Board, North Central Fair Board, Board of Directors at the Hardtner Medical Center and a former director on the Olla State Bank Board. He was also a cattleman and rancher. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma Raye Nethery Zeagler and an infant son. Survivors include his son, Jeffery Mims Zeagler of Olla; his daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Robert Carroll of Olla; his grandchildren, Kacey Lee Martin and her husband, Brett, Hannah Zeagler, Rachel Zeagler, Megan Carroll, Robyn Carroll and Caytlin Carroll and a great-grandson, Colby Martin. Pallbearers will be Eddie Coolman, J.T. Thompson, Howard McCarty, Bobbie Stott, D.L. McDougald and Blake Sims. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the La. Baptist Children's Home in Monroe or Methodist Children's Home in Ruston. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Olla.

Wayne Bonnette, 36
WINNFIELD — Wayne Bonnette, co-owner of Smokehouse & Meat Market of Winnfield, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Winnfield. Burial will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, Winnfield.

Velmer ‘V.J.’ Hughes, 72
CHOUDRANT — Velmer Jackson “V.J.” Hughes, a produce stand owner, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery, Simsboro.

Pearl Merritt Jackson, 80
KILGORE, Texas — Pearl Merritt Jackson, a bookkeeper with Donnell Pipe & Supply, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, Wright City.

Terry L. Malone Sr., 62
CALHOUN — Terry L. Malone Sr., a salesman with Plunk’s Truck Parts and Equipment, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Kei’Sharricka McDowell, 5
DELHI — Kei’Sharricka DeMiya McDowell, the daughter of Sharrick and Edwardo Young, died Friday. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Palestine Baptist Church, Warden. Wake services are 7-8 p.m. today at McFarland Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ralph D. Sandifer, 95
OAK GROVE — Ralph Duncan Sandifer, a farmer, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Hill Baptist Church, Oak Grove. Visitation is 8:30 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be at Kilbourne Cemetery, Kilbourne, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Bobby Ray Simmons, 47
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Bobby Ray Simmons, formerly of Columbia, a cook, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Antonio R. Smith, 27
KINDER — Antonio R. Smith, formerly of Farmerville, a beautician, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Josie Etta Smith, 82
RAYVILLE — Josie Etta Smith, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zebedee Baptist Church, near Rayville. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be at Greer Cemetery, near Rayville.

Peggy Ann Smith, 45
COLUMBIA — Peggy Ann Smith, a nursery worker with the Department of Agriculture, died Sunday. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Light Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Carl Whitlock, 61
WINNSBORO — Carl Whitlock, a computer technician, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Richardson-Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Previously acknowledged
Akins, Earl J.: 11 a.m. today, Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.
Flanagan, Alvin H.: 10 a.m. today, House of Prayer International, Monroe.
Martin, Christine C.: 11 a.m. today, Lapine Assembly of God Church, West Monroe.


March 29, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ROBBIE JOHNSON BROWN
E.J. Fielding Funeral Home - Covington, LA
Robbie Johnson Brown died early Monday morning in Covington, LA at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of Herman W. Brown who preceded her in death and mother of Dr. H. Winston Brown, deceased and of Zella Brown Walker of Mandeville, LA. Also survived by daughter-in-law Jane Warner Brown of Shreveport and son-in-law David Walker of Mandeville. Her much loved grandchildren include Allison Brown, Caroline Brown, Warner Brown, Sarah Walker and step-grandsons John Walker and Crockett Walker. She will be missed by her long-time caregiver, Willie Ruth Lewis.

She was born in 1916 in Rosepine, LA and graduated with degrees from Northwesternand Northeastern State Universities. A resident of Mandeville, she lived most of her life in Calhoun, LA, raising her family and teaching generation after generation of fourth-graders. She was a life-long Methodist, always supportive and active in her church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Methodist Childrens Home, 901 Vienna Street in Ruston, LA. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend Funeral Services on Wednesday March 29, 2006 at 10:30 AM from the Chapel of E.J. Fielding Funeral Home 2260 West 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Covington, LA. Sign guestbook online at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

JASON LEE POWELL
Hart's Mortuary - Macon, GA
Jason Lee Powell, 28, of Lizella, GA passed away Monday. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 4:30 PM in the Chapel of Hart's Mortuary in Macon. A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 4:00 PM in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Gainesville, GA. Reverend Rob McDaniel and Reverend David Gravitt will officiate the services.

Born in Killeen, TX, he was a retired Specialist with the U.S. Army. Jason was an aspiring wood artist well known for his carvings, woodturnings, and furniture designs. He designed and handcrafted many items for Skyview Elementary and other members of the Macon and Gainesville communities. Jason loved people and gave to everyone he met.

He is survived by his parents, Kim and Terri Powell of Lizella, GA; sister, Allison J. Ainsworth and husband, Stuart Ainsworth of Gainesville, GA; brother, Richard S. Powell of Farmerville, LA; nieces, Isabel Joy Ainsworth and Grace Lynette Ainsworth; maternal grandmother, Alice Joyce Richardson of Farmerville, LA; paternal grandfather, Donald L. Powell and wife, Lyn Powell of Snellville, GA.
Family may be contacted at the Ainsworth Residence following the services, 8920 Watersedge Ct. Gainesville, GA, 30506.

Jimmie Barnes Sturgeon
Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Jimmie Barnes Sturgeon, age 88, died March 11, 2006 at her residence at Riverwood Terrace in Grants Pass, OR. Mrs. Sturgeon was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Cave Junction, OR, where she lived for many years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank "Slim" Gunn; her second husband, Carl Sturgeon; her son, Frankie Gunn; her grandson, Robin Robinson; her sisters, Zilpha Thornton and Kizzie Womack and her brother, reen Colquette. Interment will follow at a later date in Cross Roads Cemetery at Grayson. Survivors include her daughter, Ruby Shamblin of Riverside, CA; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews and a special niece, Delores Womack May of Grayson.

James B. Adams Sr., 83
Dr. James Blake Adams Sr. of Monroe, a dentist, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation is noon today until service time. Burial will be in Columbia Hill Cemetery.

Ruby Brown, 79
COLUMBIA — Ruby Brown, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Mary LaVerne Case, 91
Mary LaVerne Case of Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Arrangements are incomplete.

Willie 'Buck' Chatmon, 68
DALLAS, Texas — Willie "Buck" Chatmon, formerly of Monroe, a laborer, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Vergene Chisley, 85
ARCHIBALD — Vergene Chisley, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Jerry Conway, 63
OAK RIDGE — Jerry Conway, a sanitation company owner and operator, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Johnny Dannehl, 62
COLUMBIA — Johnny Dannehl, a retired sawmill worker with Reed & Son, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Levi DeJohnette Sr., 70
Levi DeJohnette Sr. of Monroe, a dairyman, died Friday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Church of God in Christ, Bastrop. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in H.V. Adams Cemetery, Bastrop, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.

Mellie Toney Douglas, 92
Mellie Ophelia Toney Douglas of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ruth L. Engle, 94
Ruth L. Engle of Monroe, retired secretary for Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. in Shreveport, died Tuesday. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Billy Ellis, 47
ATLANTA, Ga. — Billy Ellis, formerly of Rayville, a construction worker, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville

Benjamin J. Foster, 57
COLLINSTON — Benjamin James Foster, a laborer, died March 12. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Charlotte Grayson, 77
DELHI — Charlotte Grayson, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of McFarland Funeral Home, Delhi.

Willie Hickman Jr., 70
Willie Hickman Jr. of Monroe, died March 22. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Powell Street Extension Cemetery.

Cupid Maroney, 86
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — Cupid Maroney, formerly of Bastrop, a retired public health nurse, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Marguerite McGough, 93
SPENCER — Marguerite Reagan McGough, a homemaker, died Sunday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Liberty Hill (Taylor) Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

C.C. Mitchell, 82
C.C. Mitchell of Monroe, a farmer, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Susan Ann Price, 55
DELHI — Susan Ann Price, a cook, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Elder R.J. Rainwater, 77
Elder R.J. Rainwater of Monroe, a minister, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Devon Robinson, 61
PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Devon Robinson, formerly of Bosco, a retired laborer, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Bobby Ray Simmons, 47
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Bobby Ray Simmons, formerly of Columbia, a cook, died March 20. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Antonio R. Smith, 27
KINDER — Antonio R. Smith, formerly of Farmerville, a beautician, died March 16. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Sybil Faye Snipe, 60
RUSTON — Sybil Faye Snipe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Benny Mims Zeagler, 81
OLLA — Benny Mims Zeagler, owner of Olla Insurance Agency, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Olla. Burial will be in Olla Cemetery under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Olla.

Previously acknowledged
Bonnette, Wayne: 10 a.m. today, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Winnfield.
Hughes, Velmer Jackson "V.J.": 2 p.m. today, Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.
McDowell, Kei'Sharricka DeMiya: 1 p.m. today, Palestine Baptist Church, Warden.
Smith, Josie Etta: 2 p.m. today, Zebedee Baptist Church, near Rayville.
Smith, Peggy Ann: 11 a.m. today, New Light Baptist Church.


March 30, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MARY LAVERNE CASE
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Services for Mrs. Mary LaVerne Case, 91, of Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2006, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Dr. Collin Wimberly will officiate. Interment will be in Loch Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Case, a member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine, died March 27, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Case; brother, Leonard Moore and son-in-law, Mickey Halley. She is survived by two daughters, Betty Halley and husband, Tony of Monroe, LA and Rita Halley of Farmerville, LA; sister, Loyce Fontenot and husband, Owens of Dallas, TX; sister-in-law, Hildred Moore of Monroe, LA; five grandchildren, Toni Dianne Moore, Gina Rene Spence, Mickey Halley, Jr., Terrie Rogers and Casey Halley; eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Great grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

MILDRED LOUISE MILLER COKER
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, LA
Graveside services for Mildred Louise Miller Coker, 78, of Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2006, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Cecil Gregory officiating, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Mrs. Coker, a long time resident of Monroe, passed away at her home on March 29, 2006. She was born in Tennessee on September 26, 1932, and graduated from Ouachita High School in 1950. Because cooking was one of her true loves in life, she opened Millie's Country Kitchen on Desiard by the college from 1984-1989. She was preceded in death by her parents, Conde and Martha Newman and her sister, Cathryne Jiles. She is survived by two daughters. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Memorials may be made to Patients Choice Hospice of Monroe.

JOHNNY R. DANNEHL
Riser Funeral Home - Columbia, LA
Funeral services for Johnny R. Dannehl, age 62 of Columbia will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 30, 2006 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Eddie Riley and Rev. Mike Green officiating. Interment will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson. Mr. Dannehl was born on February 19, 1944 to the union of his parents Richard and Elaine Hall Dannehl and died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Citizens Medical Center in Columbia. He was a retired planer operator who worked for Kitchens Brothers. He loved fishing and gardening. He was a caring person who was loved by everyone. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Evelyn Lanore and Terri Dannehl. Survivors include his wife, Lendia of Columbia; two sons, John R. Dannehl and his wife, Brandy of Columbia and David Montgomery and his wife, Jennifer of Columbia; two daughters, Tonya Brown and husband, Timmy of Columbia and Tammy Couch and husband, Mike of Jena; two step-daughters, Sandra Gill and husband, Jimmy of Winnsboro and Vickie Huff and husband, Paul of Winnsboro; six brothers, Buddy Dannehl, Jake Dannehl, Robert Dannehl, Larry Dannehl and Ricky Dannehl all of Columbia; seven sisters, Doris Wiggins, Francis Oliveaux and Kay Talbert all of Columbia, Louise Little of Monroe, Dana Palamo of West Monroe and Rose Mary Thompson of Coose Bay, OR; one half brother, Tom Dannehl of Rayville. Pallbearers will be Terry Johnson, Darren Dannehl, Kenny Dannehl, John Sears, Robert Cubbit, Joe Cubbit and Chad Dannehl. Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until time of service on Thursday March 30, 2006 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia.

MELLIE OPHELIA TONEY DOUGLAS
Kilpatrick Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mellie Ophelia (Toney) Douglas, 92, of West Monroe, LA will be held 2:00 PM Friday, March 31, 2006 at North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Interment will follow at Monroe Memorial Park. Officiating will be Rev. Marshall Douglas, Dr. Bill Dye, and Dr. Charles Wesley under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Douglas passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 at Glenwood Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Douglas.

Born on April 15, 1913, in Flora, MS, "Miss Mellie" moved to Louisiana at three years of age. She married "Mr. Jim" in 1930 and they were married almost sixty-eight years at the time of his death in 1998.
A dedicated Christian, Miss Mellie was a member of North Monroe Baptist Church. Previously she was a very active member of Bethel Baptist Church in Holly Ridge, Calvary Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church in Monroe and Ouachita Baptist Church in West Monroe. A Bible Scholar, she taught Bible classes for several decades at churches she attended. The mother of eight, and a farm wife for about twenty-five years, she enrolled in accounting classes at a trade school in Monroe after the age of 40. She successfully embarked on a new career as a bookkeeper, working for a number of years at Durrett Furniture Company and Weeks Supply in Monroe. Mrs. Douglas is survived by eight children, Earl Douglas and wife, Yvonne of Shreveport, George Douglas and wife, Pat of Monroe, Marshall Douglas and wife, Teresa of Jonesville, Helen Landby and husband, John of West Monroe, Jerry Calloway and husband, Ray of West Monroe, Betty Crawford and husband, Ken of Denver, CO, Elsie Justice and husband, Ed of Monroe and Donna McLaughlin and husband, Gerald of Monroe; one sister, Earnestine Siordia of Arlington, TX; twenty-four grandchildren, Jamie Douglas, Jill Pilinski, Tracy Douglas, Paul Douglas, DeAnn VanDerGracht, Katherine Long, Patti Reed, Adrianne DeLancey, Larry Foreman, Rene' Foreman, James Nielson, Glenn Nielson, Cathy Hutto, Cindy Bloore, Connie Burch, Christi Robinson, Sherry Vidrine, Scott Foust, Mark Price, Matthew Price, Joe McLaughlin, Sean McLaughlin, Claude McLaughlin and Clay McLaughlin; fourty-four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; special friends, Mattie Howard and Paul Cavell and numerous nieces and nephews. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the: American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 409410, Atlanta, GA, 30384-9410 or American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD, 20852. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

AMES E. FARRINGTON
Riser Funeral Home - Olla, Louisiana
Services for James E. Farrington, age 89 of Olla will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 31, 2006 from the Pine Hill Baptist Church in Urania with Rev. David McGuffee and Rev. Ed Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Adams Cemetery west of Kelly. Mr. Farrington was born in Plain Dealing on December 19, 1916 to the union of Hamp and Mollie Petty Farrington and died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at his residence in Olla. He was a retired auto mechanic and worked at Urania Motor Company in Urania for thirteen years. He was also a veteran of World War II having in the Army. He was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Bessie Lea Dunn Farrington of Olla; his son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Gladys Farrington of Olla; his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Sue and Curtis Wilson of Alvin, TX; his grandchildren, Sherri Wilson Booz and her husband, Benjamin, Jeffery Wayne Wilson and his wife, Laura, Lea Ann Simons and her husband, Lyndell Ray, Sandra Michelle Gremillion and her husband, Ken, Ronnie Dale Farrington, II and his wife, Cathy and Eric Christopher Farrington; thirteen great grandchildren; his sisters, Thelma Olson of Shreveport, Carrie Smith of Natchez, MS and Lucille Barnes of Minden. Pallbearers will be Jeff Wilson, Curtis Wilson, Ron Farrington, Eric Farrington, Jimmy McCartney and C.H. Boyd. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Riser Funeral Home, Hwy 165, Olla and Friday from 9:00 AM until services at Pine Hill Baptist Church.

HELEN COOPER YATES
Graveside services for Mrs. Helen Cooper Yates, 82, will be 2:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2006 at Hasley Cemetery at the Pavilion in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Officiating will be Rev. David Maxwell. Mrs. Yates was born on April 5, 1923 in Monroe, LA and passed away on March 28, 2006 in West Monroe, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence G. and Clemmie Cooper, Sr. and her husband, Marvin Yates. Survivors include her brother, Clarence G. Cooper, Jr. and wife, Jean; nieces, Kathy Hammett and husband, Tim and Sharon Parks and husband, Danny; several great nieces and nephews all of West Monroe.
Mrs. Yates was a member of Ridge Avenue Baptist Church of West Monroe. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Monroe / Northeast Louisiana Chapter or to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home.

Prentice Lee Blunt, 44
PITTSBURGH, Calif. — Prentice Lee Blunt, formerly of Fort Necessity, a laborer, died March 23. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Dr. Willie D. Brown, 60
BATON ROUGE — Dr. Willie D. Brown, formerly of Haynesville, a college professor, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, Haynesville. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Pamela Rose Cain, 57
Pamela Rose Cain of Monroe, a secretary, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Willie 'Buck' Chatmon, 68
DALLAS — Willie "Buck" Chatmon, formerly of Monroe, a laborer, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rayville. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Royal Blue Cemetery, Rayville.

Vergene Chisley, 85
ARCHIBALD — Vergene Chisley, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Shady Grove A.M.E. Church, Mangham. Burial will be at Little Creek Cemetery, Archibald, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Jerry Conway, 63
OAK RIDGE — Jerry Conway, a sanitation owner and operator, died Friday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at New Morning Star Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at Jerusalem Cemetery, Mer Rouge.

Florene Cooper, 102
WINNSBORO — Florene Cooper, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Truelight Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is noon until 7 p.m. Friday with wake service from 6-7 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be at Daughter of Zion Cemetery, Extension.

Emma Davis, 91
TALLULAH — Emma Davis died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Piccola P. Dunnings, 86
Piccola Payne Dunnings of Monroe, a teacher, died Sunday. Services are noon Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Billy Ellis, 47
ATLANTA, Ga. — Billy Ellis, formerly of Rayville, a construction worker, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Rayville. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be at Holly Ridge Cemetery, Holly Ridge.

Solomon England, 67
FOULES — Solomon England, a millworker, died March 22. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Baptist Church, Foules. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Pauline Herlevic, 89
OAK GROVE — Pauline Herlevic, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oak Grove. Visitation is 11 a.m. until noon Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Johnny L. Hines, 61
Johnny L. Hines of Monroe, a laborer, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Ruby Leonard, 43
Ruby Leonard of Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

C.C. Mitchell, 82
C.C. Mitchell of Monroe, a farmer, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Street Church of God in Christ, Monroe. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Barry 'Bear' Reed, 70
Barry "Bear" Reed of West Monroe, a computer analyst, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Rev. Devon Robinson, 61
PHILADELPHIA — The Rev. Devon Robinson, formerly of Bosco, a retired laborer, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cuba Baptist Church, Bosco. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Reginal F. Rone, 41
EROS — Reginal F. Rone, a shipper, died March 23. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Antonio R. Smith, 27
KINDER — Antonio R. Smith, formerly of Farmerville, a beautician, died March 16. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Friday at Shady Grove Cemetery, Farmerville. Arrangements are under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

F. Kenneth Taylor, 74
F. Kenneth Taylor of West Monroe, a personnel manager for Riverwood, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Christine Turner, 42
DELHI — Christine Turner, a nurse's aide, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of McFarland Funeral Home, Delhi.

Susan Price Walker, 55
DELHI — Susan Ann Price Walker, a cook, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Delhi. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Rosie Lee Watson, 54
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Rosie Lee Watson, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at China Grove Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday at Harris Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Louise Williams, 94
LAS VEGAS — Louise Williams, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Previously acknowledged
DeJohnette Sr., Levi: 1 p.m. Saturday, Friendship Church of God in Christ, Bastrop.
Douglas, Mellie Ophelia Toney: 2 p.m. Friday, North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe.
Hickman Jr., Willie: 2 p.m. Saturday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Maroney, Cupid: 1 p.m. Friday, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Snipe, Sybil Faye: 2 p.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.


March 31, 2006 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

JOHN "BUCK" C. BYARGEON
Services for John "Buck" C. Byargeon, 83, of Rayville, LA will be held Saturday, April 1, 2006, at 10:00 AM at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Rayville, LA. Officiating will be Dr. Rick Byargeon, Rev. Joe Arnold and Sister Sue Day. Interment will be at Gwin Cemetery in Mangham, LA under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville.

John "Buck" C. Byargeon was born on August 10, 1922 in Alto, LA and passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Monroe, LA. Mr. Byargeon was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church where he was the teacher of the Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class for many years. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He served aboard the USS San Francisco in the Western Pacific. He and his shipmates took part in attacks on twenty-eight separate enemy-held islands, and they won fourteen battles during their participation.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Hales Byargeon; parents, Foster and Margaret Byargeon and his sisters, Ida Bell Lively and Mae Byargeon.

Survivors include his children, Gene Hutson of West Monroe, LA, Jane Patterson of High Point, NC, John C. Byargeon, Jr. of Elm Grove, LA and Rick W. Byargeon of Pineville, LA; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Davie Day, Trey Byargeon, J.J. Patterson, Curt Hutson, Jerry Ray Roberts and Bobby Hales. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Senior Adult Men's Sunday School of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2006 at Brown-Holley Funeral Home. To leave a message of condolence to the family, please visit online at www.brownholleyfuneral homes.com.

MAVIS MEEKS FORTENBERRY
Mulhearn Funeral Home - Rayville, LA
Services for Mrs. Mavis Meeks Fortenberry, 88, of Winnsboro, LA formerly of Rayville, LA will be 10:00 AM Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, LA with Rev. Paul Perry officiating. Interment will follow in Ogden Cemetery, under the Direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, LA. Mrs. Fortenberry was a member of Boeuf River Baptist Church, Liddieville, LA She was retired from Mulhearn Protective Insurance Co. and Mulhearn Flower shop where she worked for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Larkin Fortenberry.
She is survived by two daughters, Sue Easterling and her husband, Don of Winnsboro, LA and Grace Holloway also of Winnsboro, LA; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, Donnie Easterling, Buddy Strikland, Scott Wilcher, Tim Holloway, Jeff LaCaze and Ashley Peters will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday March 31, 2006 at the funeral home.

TWILA MAE HILL MALONE
Golden Funeral Home - Bastrop, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Twila Mae Hill Malone, age 72, are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2006 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Carter and Dr. L.H. McCollough officiating. Burial will follow in Start Cemetery, Start, LA. Mrs. Malone, a resident of Bastrop, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at St. Francis North Hospital. Mrs. Malone was a member of First Baptist Church in Bastrop, and an AARP volunteer tax aid for the elderly. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mae Hill.

She is survived by her husband, F.R. "Tot" Malone; daughter, Rebecca Malone Moak and husband, Tom of Seymor, TN; son, Rusty Malone and wife Charon of Dallas, TX; brothers, Houston C. Hill of Bossier City, LA and John Austin Hill of Crew Lake, LA; four grandchildren, Stephanie Thomas, Susannah Malone, Jim Moak and Andy Moak. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Golden Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Church Childrens Home.

BEVERLY ANN BEARD MATTHEWS
Rose-Neath Funeral Home - Shreveport, LA
Graveside services for Beverly Ann Beard Matthews will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue. Officiating will be Rev. Conrad Edwards of Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, March 31, 2006 at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Funeral Home. Beverly was born January 7, 1931 in Jonesville, LA and passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2006 after a brief battle with congestive heart failure. She was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Beverly graduated from Block High School in Jonesville, LA and received her BA in Business Education from Louisiana Tech University. She continued her education at Centenary College where she obtained a certification in Elementary Education. Beverly taught in Bossier Parish, Monroe City Schools, and Caddo Parish for twenty-five years. Educating our youth was important to Beverly and she touched the lives of many young students. Beverly was an inspiration to her entire family and she devoted endless hours of her free time with them. She also enjoyed reading and needlework.

Her parents, Clyde J. and Bernice Smith Beard, preceded Beverly in death.
Survivors are her husband of nearly fifty-two years, V.F. "Buddy" Matthews of Shreveport, LA; children, Dr. R. Scott Matthews and wife, Cherrie of Shreveport, LA, Beth Sylvestri and husband, Nick of Monroe, LA and Vic Matthews and wife, Karyn of Monroe, LA; grandchildren, Ryan and Rachael Matthews, Stacie Yerger and husband, Justen, Stephanie Freeman and husband, Michael, Shellie Sylvestri and Jim and John Matthews; great grandchild, Anna Beth Freeman; brother-in-law, Don Matthews and wife, Kathy; aunt, Eula Smith and cousins, Mary Temple Thomas, Rebecca Brown, Gae Vracin and Doug Asbury. The family extends a special thanks to Christus Schumpert Highland CCU and Dr. Krishna Singh. The compassion and professional care shown to Beverly will never be forgotten.

LUCILLE MARY FOUCAULT LEBLANC
Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe, LA
Service for Mrs. Lucille Mary Foucault LeBlanc, 95, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 1, 2006, at St. Paschal's Catholic Church with Rev. Mike Haney and Rev. Patrick Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paschal's Catholic Church Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe. Mrs. LeBlanc was born in Franklin, LA, on September 20, 1910 to Ida Bourgeois Foucault and Felix Foucault. She worked as a telephone operator in Lafayette prior to marriage on December 25, 1929. Married fifty-seven years to Percy J. LeBlanc who was a route salesman for The News-Star for many years establishing a customer base in the surrounding parishes. Mrs. LeBlanc was a devoted wife, mother, and a strong and courageous widow. She was a Charter member of St. Paschal's Catholic Church and St. Paschal's Mother's Club where she was an active supporter of the early endeavors of the young parish and school. Mrs. LeBlanc was preceded in death by her husband, Percy J. LeBlanc and two sons-in-law, Robert Hough Pipes and Carrol L. Green.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Lucille Keele and husband, Lcdr. Wayne Keele, Jr. USN Ret. and Eileen Margaret Jarrette and husband, Gerald Jarrette all of West Monroe, LA; grandchildren, Lisa Keele Spann of Monroe, LA, Tom Keele of New Orleans, LA, Maria Keele Lane and husband, Michael Lane of Austin, TX, Keith Green of Monroe, LA, Peggy Green Stump and husband, Kevin Stump of Brandon, MS and Kevin Green of Bastrop, LA; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and two sisters, Vera Breaux and Vivian Guidry of Lafayette, LA.

Pallbearers will be Keith Green, Kevin Green, Kevin Stump, Mike Lane, Tom Keele and Gerald Jarrette.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday with a Vigil Wake service to be held at 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe.

Memorials may be made to the Ouachita Parish Public Library or to the St. Paschal's Catholic Church Building Fund. The family would like to extend a special notice of appreciation for the loving care given by the Christus St. Joseph's Nursing Home Staff and Hospice Care of Louisiana.

DR. THOMAS B. WILLIAMS, JR.
Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA
Dr. Thomas B. Williams, Jr., 75, died March 29, 2006, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was born on November 6, 1930, in Bessmay, Texas to Thomas and Neva Williams.

He finished Kirbyville High School, served four years in the US Air Force, and graduated from Lamar University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. After working several years in the electronics industry in Dallas, he moved to Houston where he earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.

Dr. Williams was a professor of electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech University from 1968 through 1988. One of his greatest pleasures was keeping in touch with his former students and watching their personal and professional accomplishments.

In addition to Louisiana Tech University, he worked at Collins Radio, the University of Houston, E Systems and NASA. His expertise in the engineering field was communications.
Dr. Williams is survived by his wife of fourty-seven years, Dr. Iris Cole Williams and daughters, Amy Lynn Hall and her husband, Michael and Ann Laura Caddell and her husband, Shannon. He was "Papa Buddy" to six grandchildren, Madeleine and Gracie Hall and Avery, Grant, Mia and Dean Caddell. He is also survived by one sister, Charline Richardson.

Dr. Williams was a member of the Church of Christ. Visitation will be held on March 31, 2006, from 5:00 PM through 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Services will be held at the Buna Church of Christ on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 2:00 PM with burial at the Antioch Cemetery in Buna, TX.

Robert Y. Book, 44
JONESVILLE — Robert Y. Book died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Prentice Blunt, 44
PITTSBURGH, Calif. — Prentice Blunt, formerly of Fort Necessity, a custodian, died March 23. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Seigle Community Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Morning Star Cemetery, Fort Necessity.

Ruby Brown, 79
COLUMBIA — Ruby Brown, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Olla. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be at Brownville Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbia.


Willie D. Brown, 60
Willie D. Brown of Monroe, a professor of physics, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, Haynesville. Visitation is 5-6:30 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mary LaVerne Case, 91
Mary LaVerne Case of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be at Loch Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery.

Willie ‘Buck’ Chatmon, 68
DALLAS — Willie “Buck” Chatmon, formerly of Monroe, a laborer, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rayville. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Monroe.

Mildred Miller Coker, 73
Mildred Louise Miller Coker of Monroe, a retired restaurant owner and operator, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

John William Croswell, 95
BASTROP — John William Croswell, a retired electrician with International Paper Co., died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Christ Church Cemetery.

John Thomas Ellis, 91
DUBACH — John Thomas Ellis, a farmer, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Lisbon.

Solomon England, 67
CLAYTON — Solomon England, a mill worker, died March 22. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Baptist Church, Foules. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

James E. Farrington, 89
OLLA — James E. Farrington, a retired auto mechanic, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Urania. Burial will be at Adams Cemetery, west of Kelly, under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Olla.

Charlotte Grayson, 77
DELHI — Charlotte Grayson, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Waverly. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at McFarland Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be at Turkey Creek Cemetery, Delhi.

James Hancock, 77
ROCKY BRANCH — James Hancock died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

Leroy Hawthorne Sr., 84
GRAMBLING — Leroy Hawthorne Sr., a coach and an administrator, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church, Grambling. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Grambling Memorial Gardens under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Ruston.

Johnny Hines, 61
Johnny Hines of Monroe, a handyman, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Artelia McMahon, 72
WINNSBORO — Artelia McMahon, a homemaker, died March 21. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is noon until 8 p.m. today with wake service from 7-8 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be at Hope Estate Cemetery, Wisner.

Berry Millage, 88
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Berry Millage, formerly of Monroe, a bricklayer, died Friday. Services are 9 a.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Lisbon. Visitation is 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Elder R.J. Rainwater, 77
Elder R.J. Rainwater of Monroe, a minister, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater House of Prayer Apostolic Church, Monroe. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Reginal F. Rone, 41
CHATHAM — Reginal F. Rone, a shipping industry employee, died March 23. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of God in Christ, Chatham. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be at Mount Mariah Cemetery, Chatham.

Bobby Ray Simmons, 47
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Bobby Ray Simmons, formerly of Columbia, a cook, died March 20. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Evening Star Baptist Church, Grayson. Visitation is 10 a.m. Monday until service time at the church. Burial will be at Brownville Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbia, under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Christopher Spearman, 23
Christopher Spearman of Monroe, a farmer, died Feb. 17. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Christine Turner, 42
DELHI — Christine Turner, a nurse’s aide, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Valley Baptist Church, Delhi. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Tuesday at McFarland Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Delhi.

Carl Whitlock, 61
WINNSBORO — Carl Whitlock, a computer technician, died Sunday. Services are noon Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 6 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at State Place Cemetery under the direction of Richardson-Sims Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Thomas Williams Jr., 75
RUSTON — Thomas B. Williams Jr., Ph.D., an electrical engineer, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Buna Church of Christ, Buna, Texas. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery, Buna.

Helen Cooper Yates, 82
Helen Cooper Yates of West Monroe, a retired cashier in the grocery business, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Chisley, Vergene: 11 a.m. Saturday, Shady Grove A.M.E. Church, Mangham.
Conway, Jerry: 1 p.m. Saturday, New Morning Star Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Cooper, Florene: 1 p.m. Saturday, Truelight Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
DeJohnette Sr., Levi: 1 p.m. Saturday, Friendship Church of God in Christ, Bastrop.
Douglas, Mellie Ophelia Toney: 2 p.m. today, North Monroe Baptist Church, Monroe.
Dunnings, Piccola Payne: noon today, Calvary Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Ellis, Billy: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Pine Hill Baptist Church, Rayville.
Herlevic, Pauline: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oak Grove.
Hickman Jr., Willie: 2 p.m. Saturday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Maroney, Cupid: 1 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Mitchell, C.C.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jackson Street Church of God in Christ, Monroe.
Robinson, the Rev. Devon: 2 p.m. Saturday, Cuba Baptist Church, Bosco.
Smith, Antonio R.: 11 a.m. today, Shady Grove Cemetery, Farmerville.
Walker, Susan Ann Price: 2 p.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Delhi.
Watson, Rosie Lee: 1 p.m. Saturday, China Grove Baptist Church, Lake Providence.