November - 2008 - Obituaries from The News-Star


November 1, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

BERLINE C. BOUDREAUX Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Berline C. Boudreaux, 95, of West Monroe will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, November 2, 2008 at Hasley Cemetery Memorial Pavilion in West Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Officiating at the service will be the Reverend Oda "Tuck" Roberts. Mrs. Boudreaux was born September 3, 1913 and passed away November 1, 2008 after a short illness. A resident of the West Monroe Guest House for the last three years, she was retired from Monroe Wholesale Drug Company and was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. Her hobbies were walking and gardening. She was also an animal lover. Mrs. Boudreaux was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Boudreaux; her parents, Samuel and Susie Vaughan Crowell; sisters, Audrey King, Lillian Coon, and Docia Pettigrew; brothers, Samuel Crowell, Breard Crowell, and Harold Crowell. She is survived by her sister, Katherine May; sister-in-law, Carrie Crowell; nieces, Theda Birdsong, Mickey Jackson, Kathy May, and Glenda Smith; nephews, Jerry Crowell, Ray Crowell, Gerald King, Randy May, and Ray Coon. Online Registry/Condolences:www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com

EVERETT EUGENE WILLIS Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, Louisiana Funeral Services for Mr. Everett Eugene Willis, 56, of Crawfordville, FL, formerly of West Monroe, LA, will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 3, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. Johnny Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe. Mr. Willis passed away on October 30, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. He owned and operated Willis Concrete Works. He was a member of River of Life Church in Crawfordville, FL. He was a mountain of a man. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. He is preceded in death by his father, Willie Willis; and brother, Doug Willis. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Willis, mother, Myrtle Willis; eight children, Joe Willis and wife Ericka, Mary Meredith and husband Kevin, Jenny Wallace and husband Jake, Sunshine Blombergh and husband Stan, Reign Blombergh and wife Courtney, Free Blombergh and wife Myka, Sabrina Call, Katrina Runyon; twelve grandchildren, Caden Willis, Mason Willis, BreAnn Nolan, Kristin Meredith, Sean Godbolt, Chardana Call, Tyler Blombergh, Stanley Kazwell, Jude Kazwell, Omini Kazwell, Skylar Blombergh, Free Blombergh; brothers, Mark Willis and Bert Willis and wife Lynn; sisters, Janis Gray and husband Ron, Carrie Frith and husband Dennis and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be James McDaniel, Jamey McDaniel, Donny Furlow, John David Ramsey, Dennis Frith, and Damon Willis. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday, November 2, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Donations may be made to Mulhearn Funeral Home in care of the Eugene Willis funeral fund. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Marvin Blakley July 11,1940 - Nov.4, 2006 Daddy, You are missed very much each and every day. I love you, Tina

MR. WILLIAM LEROY RAY Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA F uneral services for Mr. William Leroy Ray, 81, of West Monroe, LA will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe. Interment to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Monroe, LA. Rev. Linda Armstrong will be officiating, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mr. Ray was born May 11, 1927 in Bosco, La. and died October 31,2008 in West Monroe, LA. Mr. Ray was retired from the Ouachita Parish Highway Department and Public Works. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Ray, step children, Shirley Smead and husband Jerry, Beth Willis and husband Billy, Elleane Harrison and husband William, Roy Ray and wife Sharon, Ted Ray, Brad Burks and wife Lena, sister Marie Dison and husband Clyde, and nieces, nephews, friends, his pastor for many years Rev. Mary Bryan and church family. Pallbearers will be Chris Barkley, Stephen Harrison, Todd Willis, Dennis Smith, Julius Ray, Carey Bryan. Visitation will be on Monday, November 3, 2008 after 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funereal Home-West Monroe. The family would like to give special thanks to his niece, Stephanie Edwards, Cathy and Glenda with Doctors Hospice. Online condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.


November 2, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

BERLINE C. BOUDREAUX Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Berline C. Boudreaux, 95, of West Monroe will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, November 2, 2008 at Hasley Cemetery Memorial Pavilion in West Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Officiating at the service will be the Reverend Oda "Tuck" Roberts. Mrs. Boudreaux was born September 3, 1913 and passed away November 1, 2008 after a short illness. A resident of the West Monroe Guest House for the last three years, she was retired from Monroe Wholesale Drug Company and was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. Her hobbies were walking and gardening. She was also an animal lover. Mrs. Boudreaux was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Boudreaux; her parents, Samuel and Susie Vaughan Crowell; sisters, Audrey King, Lillian Coon, and Docia Pettigrew; brothers, Samuel Crowell, Breard Crowell, and Harold Crowell. She is survived by her sister, Katherine May; sister-in-law, Carrie Crowell; nieces, Theda Birdsong, Mickey Jackson, Kathy May, and Glenda Smith; nephews, Jerry Crowell, Ray Crowell, Gerald King, Randy May, and Ray Coon. Online Registry/Condolences:www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com

EVERETT EUGENE WILLIS Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, Louisiana Funeral Services for Mr. Everett Eugene Willis, 56, of Crawfordville, FL, formerly of West Monroe, LA, will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 3, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. Johnny Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe. Mr. Willis passed away on October 30, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. He owned and operated Willis Concrete Works. He was a member of River of Life Church in Crawfordville, FL. He was a mountain of a man. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. He is preceded in death by his father, Willie Willis; and brother, Doug Willis. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Willis, mother, Myrtle Willis; eight children, Joe Willis and wife Ericka, Mary Meredith and husband Kevin, Jenny Wallace and husband Jake, Sunshine Blombergh and husband Stan, Reign Blombergh and wife Courtney, Free Blombergh and wife Myka, Sabrina Call, Katrina Runyon; twelve grandchildren, Caden Willis, Mason Willis, BreAnn Nolan, Kristin Meredith, Sean Godbolt, Chardana Call, Tyler Blombergh, Stanley Kazwell, Jude Kazwell, Omini Kazwell, Skylar Blombergh, Free Blombergh; brothers, Mark Willis and Bert Willis and wife Lynn; sisters, Janis Gray and husband Ron, Carrie Frith and husband Dennis and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be James McDaniel, Jamey McDaniel, Donny Furlow, John David Ramsey, Dennis Frith, and Damon Willis. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday, November 2, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Donations may be made to Mulhearn Funeral Home in care of the Eugene Willis funeral fund. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Marvin Blakley July 11,1940 - Nov.4, 2006 Daddy, You are missed very much each and every day. I love you, Tina

MR. WILLIAM LEROY RAY Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA F uneral services for Mr. William Leroy Ray, 81, of West Monroe, LA will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe. Interment to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Monroe, LA. Rev. Linda Armstrong will be officiating, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mr. Ray was born May 11, 1927 in Bosco, La. and died October 31,2008 in West Monroe, LA. Mr. Ray was retired from the Ouachita Parish Highway Department and Public Works. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Ray, step children, Shirley Smead and husband Jerry, Beth Willis and husband Billy, Elleane Harrison and husband William, Roy Ray and wife Sharon, Ted Ray, Brad Burks and wife Lena, sister Marie Dison and husband Clyde, and nieces, nephews, friends, his pastor for many years Rev. Mary Bryan and church family. Pallbearers will be Chris Barkley, Stephen Harrison, Todd Willis, Dennis Smith, Julius Ray, Carey Bryan. Visitation will be on Monday, November 3, 2008 after 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funereal Home-West Monroe. The family would like to give special thanks to his niece, Stephanie Edwards, Cathy and Glenda with Doctors Hospice. Online condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

Odell Adams Sr., 84
Odell Adams Sr., of West Monroe, a retired foreman with Tom Hicks Construction, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Anna Jean Albritton, 64
FARMERVILLE — Anna Jean Albritton, a teacher, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. until service Tuesday at the church.

William 'Bill' Gunther, 57
William "Bill" Gunther, of Monroe, an employee of Hixon Ford, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.

Wilhelm Hartzfeldt, 76
Wilhelm Hartzfeldt, of Monroe, an educator, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Lee D. Herron, 84
Lee D. Herron, of Monroe, a realtor and contractor, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.

Carolyn Jowers, 83
Carolyn Jowers, of West Monroe, a former grocery store owner, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Danny M. Taylor, 51
Danny M. Taylor, of Calhoun, an engineering manager of Entergy, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Roy Douglas Watkins, 85
RUSTON — Roy Douglas Watkins, a representative of Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co., died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Everett Eugene Willis, 56
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Fla. — Everett Eugene Willis, formerly of West Monroe, owner of Willis Concrete Works, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service at the funeral home.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Benson, Ida Bell: 10 a.m. today, Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.
Foss Sr., Robert E. "Bob": 10 a.m. Nov. 15, Eagles Nest Church, West Monroe.
Hughes, Ed Hugo: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Johnson, Ja'Monquez Da'Shun: 9 a.m. today, Richwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Monroe.
Wade, Norman Sr.: 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church of Sicily Island.
Woods, Donyeashia: 1 p.m. today, Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.


November 3, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

CAROLYN JANE COBB JOWERS Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Jane Cobb Jowers, 83, of West Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday November 4, 2008 at Fair Park Baptist Church with Rev. Waymond Warren officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funreal Home, West Monroe. Mrs. Jowers was a member of Fair Park Baptist Church since 1952 and the Faith Sunday School class. She and her husband were the retired owners of Jowers Grocery. Carolyn was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, John T. Jowers; sons, John Edward Jowers and wife Sandra and Donny Jowers; six grandchildren, Scotti Jowers and wife Dreamer, Danny Jowers and wife Dory, Brad Jowers and wife Tish, Christy Scalia and husband Jeffrey, Colby Jowers and Carli Jowers; seven great grandchildren, Mason, Rebekah, Josiah, Rachel, Silas, Jeffrey, and Sarah; sister, Sarah Orene Cobb Bayles; brothers, Wesley Earl Cobb and wife Jewel and Charlie Verl Cobb and wife Ethel; sisters in-law, Marguerite Roberts and Mary Whitehead; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers will be the deacons of Fair Park Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to Fair Park Baptist (I3 Care) Building Fund or Operation Christmas Child. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DANIEL ELLIS BLAKENEY March 28, 1979- Nov. 3, 2006 Your are safely home in Heaven where eternal peace is your's. Love Mom, Dad, Joe, Lisa Shonnette & Sherri Originally published November 03, 2008.

MAIDA SUE ELLINGTON Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe LA Maida Sue Ellington was born July 24, 1940 in Alexandria, LA and passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008 in Monroe, LA after a brief illness. She was a 1958 graduate of Bolton High School in Alexandria, LA and lived in CA for most of her life. She moved to Monroe, LA in 1990 and worked as a respiratory therapist until her retirement two years ago. She was preceded in death by her parents Moody and Sue Ellington of Alexandria, LA. She is survived by her adopted son William C. "Billy" Stinson of Seattle, WA, a brother, Jay Moody Ellington of Alexandria, LA, and her sister Myra Ellington Lawrence and husband, Cliff of Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MR. BENNIE AINSWORTH Riser Funeral Home Columbia, La. Funeral services for Mr. Bennie Ainsworth, age 89, of Columbia will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday November 4, 2008 from the Columbia Chapel of Riser Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack McKeithen officiating. Interment will follow in the Lowe Cemetery at Kelly. The Ainsworth family will receive visitors on Monday Nov. 3, 2008 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Riser Funeral Home in Columbia. Mr. Ainsworth ,a retired officer with the United States Army, died Saturday November 1, 2008 at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia following a lengthy illness. James Bennie Ainsworth, Jr. was born on September 17, 1919 in Caldwell Parish to the union of James Bennie Ainsworth, Sr. & Nancy Cupples Ainsworth. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his step mother Mrs. Bessie Ainsworth and by eleven brothers and sisters. He was a multi medal recipient in World War II among them The Purple Heart. Survivors include one son Ronnie Ainsworth of Louisville, KY; Grandson T. Roy Robertson of Galliano,LA; a special Niece Vera Thornhill of West Monroe; three step sons and one step daughter, three sisters; Lille Mae Stone and husband Huey, Alma Vestal, and Avis Wilkes all of Columbia; three brothers Myron J. Ainsworth of Clarks. Hugh Ainsworth and wife Audrey of Monroe, and Marvin Ainsworth and wife Geneva of Texas. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Odell Adams Sr., 84
Odell Adams Sr., of West Monroe, a retired foreman with Tom Hicks Construction, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Anna Jean Albritton, 64
FARMERVILLE — Anna Jean Albritton, a teacher, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. until service Tuesday at the church.

William 'Bill' Gunther, 57
William "Bill" Gunther, of Monroe, an employee of Hixon Ford, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.

Wilhelm Hartzfeldt, 76
Wilhelm Hartzfeldt, of Monroe, an educator, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Lee D. Herron, 84
Lee D. Herron, of Monroe, a realtor and contractor, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.

Carolyn Jowers, 83
Carolyn Jowers, of West Monroe, a former grocery store owner, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Danny M. Taylor, 51
Danny M. Taylor, of Calhoun, an engineering manager of Entergy, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Roy Douglas Watkins, 85
RUSTON — Roy Douglas Watkins, a representative of Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co., died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Everett Eugene Willis, 56
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Fla. — Everett Eugene Willis, formerly of West Monroe, owner of Willis Concrete Works, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service at the funeral home.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Benson, Ida Bell: 10 a.m. today, Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.
Foss Sr., Robert E. "Bob": 10 a.m. Nov. 15, Eagles Nest Church, West Monroe.
Hughes, Ed Hugo: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Johnson, Ja'Monquez Da'Shun: 9 a.m. today, Richwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Monroe.
Wade, Norman Sr.: 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church of Sicily Island.
Woods, Donyeashia: 1 p.m. today, Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.


November 4, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ANNA JEAN ALBRITTON Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA Funeral services for Anna Jean Albritton, age 64, of Farmerville, LA will be 2:00 PM. Tuesday, November 4,2008 at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Carter officiating the service. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville, LA. Mrs. Albritton was born on January 30, 1944 and went to be with her Lord on November 2, 2008. Jean loved her family and friends. She especially enjoyed teaching at Union Christian Academy and spending time with her grandchildren. Jean is preceded in death by her parents Samuel Phillip and Retha Byrnes of Farmerville, LA, and grandparents, Carlos and Nonnie Mashaw (maternal) Gilbert and Alice Byrnes (paternal). Jean is survived by her husband of 46 years Jerry Joe Albritton; sons, Jerry Don (Jay) Albritton and wife Terri of Farmerville; Steven Glen Albritton and wife Rhonda of Monroe, LA; daughter, Carol Brasher and husband Billy of Farmerville, LA; grandchildren, Jacob, Jarrett, Joel, Cody, and Kayla Albritton, Carsyn and Noah Brasher; sister, Penny Terral and husband Tracy; brothers, Don Byrnes and wife Giai; Bruce Byrnes and wife Debbie; David Byrnes and wife Sherri all of Farmerville; Dennis Byrnes and wife Susan of Dubach, LA; Scott Byrnes and wife Lisa of Jasper, TX; Sammy Byrnes and wife Karen of Gentry, AR; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers will be Robert Byrnes, Chris Terral, Joseph Byrnes, Eric Byrnes, Kerry Byrnes, and Johnny Guice. Honorary pallbearers are members of John Drue Taylor's adult Sunday school class. In lieu of flowers, planned memorials may be made to Union Christian Academy in Farmerville or to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be held Monday, November 3, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Tuesday, November 4,2008 from 11 :00 AM until time of service at Antioch Baptist Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville, LA. Online condolences may be sent to www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

DANNY MAURICE TAYLOR Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Danny Maurice Taylor, 51, of Calhoun, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Family Church in West Monroe with Pastor Terry Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Taylor devoted 29 years to Entergy and was an Engineering Manager. He enjoyed golf and loved spending time with his family. He was a member of Family Church of West Monroe and was a graduate of Mississippi State University. Danny is preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Evelyn Taylor. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Bebee Taylor; daughters, Stephanie Breaux and husband Kenny, and Brooke Taylor; grandson, Kolton Breaux all of West Monroe; sister, Jeanne Johnson and husband Billy Bob of Baytown, TX; brother, Tony Taylor and wife Amy of Brandon, MS; grandmother, Ollie Daughtry of Ellisville, MS and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Ellis Alford, Todd Bordelon, Dave Goree, Gene Neal, Kenny Solley, Abe Ebey, Wayne Hendricks, and Robin Jeter. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to the Generations Campaign at Family Church. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

IN MEMORIAM Billy Wayne Taylor 4/19/1949- 11/4/2007 It has been a year since my brother was suddenly called to heaven. His leaving was so unexpected and many years too soon. He had a great life and so much more he wanted to do. I'm still grieving the loss of my sweet brother, mentor and friend. I will miss him the rest of my life. Bill's thoughtfulness, generosity and love were felt by many. He was truly blessed with great friendships and I felt fortunate to meet many of you at the visitation. Many shared stories and memories with me and I wish I could hear more from you. I know I am not alone in wishing every day that he was still here. I have not experienced a sudden loss like this before and this past year has been very difficult. I'm having a hard time accepting that this horrible accident took my brother away. I will never hear his kind and gentle voice or feel his hugs again. I want to thank all of you for your expressions of sympathy. All the kind and thoughtful words, prayers, cards and flowers were appreciated and will never be forgotten. For those of you wondering about Jolie, she is living with me. She is doing well and has adjusted to her new home. May our memories of Bill live on in all of us who knew him. As long as we continue to hold him close in our hearts, he will always be with us. Billy Wayne, I am positive that you have earned your angel wings and I'm sure they fit you well. With much love, Linda Sue Taylor Hightower and family

L.C. "COMMODORE" JUSTICE Riser Funeral Home Columbia, LA Services for L.C. "Commodore" Justice, age 92 of Grayson will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 5,2008 at Cross Roads Baptist Church west of Grayson with Bro. Tommy Nelson and Bro. Ken Renfrow officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM. until 8:00 PM at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at Cross Roads Baptist Church, Hwy 126 West, Grayson. Mr. Justice was born on February 23, 1916 in Comino, AR to the union of Mack and Annie Ward Justice and died Sunday, November 2, 2008 at Citizens Medical Center in Columbia. He was a retired Sand and Gravel Contractor and was owner of Justice Wrecker Service, Used Cars and Parts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and also a member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church. He served as Police Juror for Ward 4 for eight years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters: Hilda Caldwell Gordy and Lula Andrews and his brothers: Louis Justice, Melvin Justice and David Justice. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 74 years: Eva McClary Justice of Grayson, his children: Gene "Buster' Justice and his wife: Sue of Houston, TX, Rosie Brymer of Houston, TX, Linda Temple and husband: Billy of Columbia, Ted Justice and wife: Korky of West Monroe and Lawrence Justice, Jr. of Shreveport, his grandchildren: Mike Justice and wife: Debbie of Dayton, TX, Tim Justice of Houston, TX, Kim Callender of Olla and Brent McEacharn of West Monroe, his great-grandchildren: Elizabeth McEacharn of Monroe, Josh Crawford and Chris Crawford both of Olla ad Layne Justice of Dayton, TX and many special friends and family. Pallbearers will be Eugene Dunn, Carl Dunn, Arnold Parker, Waymon McClary, Russell McClary, Buddy Ferrand and Glenn Lee. Honorary pallbearers are Morris Wayne McClary, Jimmy Gibson, Gerald Rushing and Jimmy McClary. The family would like to thank Dr. Pankaj Shroff, Haven Home Health and staff of Citizens Medical Center for all their love and special care. Online condolences may be sent to www.riserfuneralhomes. com.

LEE DONNELL HERRON Mulhearn Funeral Home Monroe, LA Services for Lee Donnell Herron, 83, of Monroe, will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 6, 2008, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with Rev. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Services are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mr. Herron, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2008, after a boating accident. He was a graduate of Neville High School and attended Northeast Louisiana College. He served in the Army Air Force in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Herron was a well known residential contractor and owner of Herron Realty & Construction. He was an avid sportsman and especially loved fishing. He was a long time faithful member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Northeast Louisiana Homebuilders Association, Louisiana Realtors Association, and the Ducks Unlimited Hall of Fame. Mr. Herron was preceded in death by his parents, Benoit and Lela Herron; son, Jay Herron; and sister, Cornelia Herron Garrison. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mariann Baugh Herron; daughters, Mari Herron Cooper and husband John of Houston, TX, and Martha Herron Solko and husband Doug of Colorado Springs, CO; son, Lee Scott Herron and wife Lisa of West Monroe; two granddaughters, Madison Cooper of Houston, TX, and Laralee Herron of West Monroe; three grandsons, Jeb Herron of Monroe, McKinley Herron of West Monroe, and Aaron Anzalone of Houston, TX; several nieces, nephews, cousins, a large extended family, and a multitude of friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Roberts, C. R. "Bubba" Russell, George Mouk, James A. Neill, Rosco Jones, Gordon Surguine, Larry Turner, Larry Blackman, Scott Pickett, Larry Voorhees, and Donny Bartlett. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 AM until service time at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.comMR. ODELL ADAMS SR. Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Mr. Odell Adams Sr., 84, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Antioch Cemetery in Eros, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mr. Adams was born January 1, 1924 in Wetumpka, AL and passed away November 1, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Dorothy Adams, son, Odell Adams, Jr., daughters, Rebecca Adams, Sue Williams and husband Randy, Amanda Adams, six grandchildren, Sammy Adams, Bridget Adams, Cory Watson, Britney Williams, Jason Williams, Jamie Williams, foster child, Jessie Wilcockson. Visitation will be held at Wednesday, November 4, 2008 from 10:00 A.M. until noon at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MS. GLORIA J. TRAYLOR Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, Louisiana Graveside Services for Ms. Gloria Jean Traylor, 69 of Eros, LA will be 10: 00 AM Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Frantom Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Marshall Douglas officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe. Ms. Traylor passed away on November 3, 2008 at Ruston Nursing Home and Rehab Center. She was a member of Ouachita Baptist Church in West Monroe. Gloria retired from the Ouachita Parish School Systems with 28 years of service as secretary at Kiroli Elementary School. Ms. Traylor was preceded in death by her parents, G. B. and Ava Crowell; two brothers, Jack Crowell and Ferrell Crowell; and sister, Elizabeth Hart. Survivors include her daughter, Sandy Loving and husband Mike; son, Gary Traylor and wife Lisa; grandsons, Jim and Ben Traylor; brother, G. W. Crowell; sister, Elise Roberts; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Larry Hobbs, Nicky Smith, Marvin Wink, Judge Jim Norris, Judge William Norris, and Rep. Frank Hoffman. Honorary pallbearer will be Landon Melton. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00PM Tuesday at Ouachita Baptist Church in West Monroe. Memorials may be made to Ouachita Council on Aging on 2407 Ferrand Street, Monroe, LA 71203. Online Registry/Condolences:www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com

NORMA STRATTON HOLLIS Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Norma Stratton Hollis , 89, of West Monroe, La., will be held on November 4, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ Chapel. Brother Bill Smith will be officiating along with immediate family members. Interment to immediately follow at the Church of Christ Cemetery in Spearsville, La., under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mrs. Norma Hollis was born on June 27, 1919 and went to be with Christ on November 2, 2008 after a brief illness in West Monroe, La., at The Glenwood Rehab Hospital. She had been a resident at the West Monroe Guest House and at The Oaks Nursing Home in Monroe for the last four years. She was preceded in death by her husband Quinten Theodore Hollis. Survivors include her five children: Joyce Bracken, William R. Hollis and wife Jenny, Nancy Chin and husband David, Mary Baughman, and Sallie Woodward. She is also survived by sixteen Grandchildren, whom she adored and they showed their affection by calling her "Granny"; and by seventeen Great Grandchildren; She is survived by one sister, Dixie Stratton Nelson of Homer, La. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers Norma Hollis will always be remembered as a loving Mother and Grandmother. She will forever be missed in our hearts. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

Lillie K. Ainsworth, 93
OAK GROVE — Lillie K. Ainsworth, a Four Way Grocery merchant, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kilbourne Cemetery, Kilbourne.

Nelson Anderson, 53
BASTROP — Nelson Anderson, a carpenter, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Charles Banks, 81
WINNSBORO — Charles Banks, a farmer, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Florida B. Brooks, 65
Florida B. Brooks of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Paul M. Bubin, 47
Paul Matthew Bubin of Monroe, a social worker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at North Monroe Baptist Church. Burial will be in Flint, Mich., under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Opal P. W. Camp, 99
Opal Paralee Williams Camp of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 3:30 p.m. today at Hasley Memorial Pavilion, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery.

Bobbie J. Campbell, 77
Bobbie J. Campbell of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Curtis Carr, 76
Curtis Carr of Monroe, a truck driver, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Carlton Everfield, 22
TALLULAH — Carlton Everfield, a laborer, died Nov. 1. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Friday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in Morning Rest Cemetery, Buckner Addition.

William Gunther, 57
William "Bill" Gunther of Monroe, an employee of Hixson Ford, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Ruston.

Victoria Horsely, 12
TALLULAH — Victoria Horsely, a student, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery, Warden.

Benton 'B.B.' Hunt, 81
JONES — Benton B. "B.B." Hunt, a retired farmer, 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 Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop, under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Eugene Lexing Sr., 85
Eugene Andrew Lexing Sr. of Monroe, a retired truck driver, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Olivia 'Sis' Lowery, 77
BERNICE — Olivia L. "Sis" Lowery, a retired cafeteria worker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Patrick Baptist Church, Bernice. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Recie McDaniel, 86
Recie McDaniel of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Christ on Parkview Drive, Monroe. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe, and 5-8 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Morning Star-Pleasant Star Cemetery, Ft. Necessity.

Winnie M. Primm, 82
COLLINSTON — Winnie Mae Primm, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, Collinston.

Elrie Parks Rogers, 97
Elrie Parks Rogers of West Monroe, a retired city of Monroe purchasing agent, died Wednesday. Services are 11:30 a.m. today at Hasley Memorial Pavilion, West Monroe. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery.

Gloria J. Tomlinson, 57
HARRISONBURG — Gloria Jean Ford Tomlinson, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Potters House Pentecostal Church, Jonesville. Visitation is 5-10 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Charles W. White, 83
FERRIDAY — Charles W. White, an International Paper mill retiree, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Sycamore Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Miss., under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Previously acknowledged
Elmore Jr., John: 11 a.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.
Foss Sr., Robert E. "Bob": 10 a.m. Nov. 15, Eagles Nest Church, West Monroe.
Foster, Mary Lee: 11 a.m. Saturday, Galilee Baptist Church, Collinston.
Herron, Lee Donnell: 11 a.m. today, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Monroe.
Huff Sr., Craig: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Roberts, Dock: 10 a.m. today, United Pentecostal Church, Ferriday.
Smith, Catherine: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Hope Baptist Church, Chatham.
Turner, Etta Mae: 11 a.m. Friday, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Wiley, Norma Jean: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.


November 5, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

HAZEL MAYES DICKERSON Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Earth's Loss is Heaven's Gain A going home celebration for Hazel M. Dickerson, 93, of Eros, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday November 5, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home with Rev. Oda "Tuck" Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Eros, LA. On the afternoon of November 3, 2008, our precious, sweet, kind, and loving angel got her wings and went home. She was ready in all ways, mind spirit, body and soul to meet our Lord and Savior. She was ready for her reunion with her husband, son, parents, and other family members and friends. What a reunion that had to have been? Hazel Mayes Dickerson was born on December 10, 1914 to the union of Henry and Delma Roberts Mayes in the Cadeville community. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Herman; son, Henson; sister, Mildred Mayes Dickerson; and brother in-law, Clayton Dickerson. She is survived by her nephews, Malcolm Dickerson and wife Debbie, and Kenneth Dickerson and wife Ellie all of Eros, LA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Looper. Pallbearers will be Glen Roberts, Terry Fuller, Bobby Fowler, Dalton Fowler, Harold Murray, and Richard Ingram. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Caldwell, Joe Murray, Wayne Murray, Carl Coates, Dewain Coates, and Jim Wall. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until service time Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home. A special thanks to the staff and employees at West Monroe Guest House for the compassionate and loving care you gave her, especially Bertha. Also a special thanks to the ICU at Glenwood for everything. Thanks Janice and Pam. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7 Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. JESSIE EVELYN (MA) SMITH HICKS Kilpatrick Funeral Homes West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Evelyn Smith (MA) Hicks, 83, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Rev. Larry Linson will officiate. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mrs. Hicks was born November 23, 1924 in Downsville, LA and passed away November 3, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl L.(PA) Hicks and parents, Wiley S. Smith and Eula B. Ford Smith. Mrs. Hicks was retired from Sears, held office in numerous clubs and organizations and was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. She is survived by daughters; Judy Martin (Leon) of Lewisville, TX, Pam Wall of West Monroe; grandchildren; Lori Martin of Chesapeake, VA, Andy Platt (Adele) of New Iberia, LA, Jill Carter (Jack) of Memphis, TN, Jason Platt of West Monroe; great-grandchildren; Josh, Jared, Brooke, Jada, Drew, Aidan, Madilyn, Josie and Luke; sisters, Patsy Jean Baker of Conover, NC and Mary Alice Bell of San Jose, CA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann and Doyle Sheffield of Cartersville, GA, Sue and Don Robertson of Jena, LA and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Andy and Jason Platt; nephews, Ricky Nolan, Ronnie, Randy and Rod Dollar. For your love and compassion, a special thanks to caregivers, Gayle Brown, Michelle Dyer, Nicole Godfrey and Clara Smith. Also, many thanks to Donna Siddon, Lisa Ding and Carroll Home Health. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

OPAL PARALEE WILLIAMS CAMP Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, Louisiana Graveside Services for Mrs. Opal Paralee Williams Camp, 99, of West Monroe, LA will be 3:30 P.M. Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Hasley Cemetery Memorial Pavilion with William H. Smith officiating. Mrs. Camp passed away on Monday, November 3, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She was a member of Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her husband George Ray Camp, parents, two brothers, one sister, and one son-in-law. She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Madden and husband Jerry of West Monroe, LA and Virginia Sprawls of Tulia, TX; five grandchildren, Karen Duvall and husband Everett, Volney Sprawls, Jr. and wife Annette, Vici Bodkin and husband Matt, Jennifer Garrett and husband Glynn, Cindy Jinkerson and husband Darryl, twelve great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Allen Williams and wife Evelyn of Tulsa, OK and numerous nieces. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to Whites Ferry Road Church of Christ. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.

WILLIAM "BILL" GUNTHER Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Gunther, 57, of Ruston, LA will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 7, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. Mickey Hudnall officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Gardens in Ruston, LA. Mr. Gunther passed away Sunday, November 2, 2008. He loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of River City Bass Club. Mr. Gunther adored his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl William Gunther; and brother, James "Jimmy" Gunther. Survivors include his wife, Shelli Gunther; daughter, Tess Gunther of New York; sons, Shadd Sparks of Lubbock, TX, and Shannon Sparks of Ruston, LA; mother, Theresa Gunther; two brothers, Robert "Bobby" Gunther and Carl "Bubba" Gunther; two sisters, Diane Reynolds and Cathy Goldberg, all of New York; two grandchildren, Austen Sparks, and Shaun Sparks; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Lillie K. Ainsworth, 93
OAK GROVE — Lillie K. Ainsworth, a Four Way Grocery merchant, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kilbourne Cemetery, Kilbourne.

Nelson Anderson, 53
BASTROP — Nelson Anderson, a carpenter, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Charles Banks, 81
WINNSBORO — Charles Banks, a farmer, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Florida B. Brooks, 65
Florida B. Brooks of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Paul M. Bubin, 47
Paul Matthew Bubin of Monroe, a social worker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at North Monroe Baptist Church. Burial will be in Flint, Mich., under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Opal P. W. Camp, 99
Opal Paralee Williams Camp of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 3:30 p.m. today at Hasley Memorial Pavilion, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery.

Bobbie J. Campbell, 77
Bobbie J. Campbell of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Curtis Carr, 76
Curtis Carr of Monroe, a truck driver, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Carlton Everfield, 22
TALLULAH — Carlton Everfield, a laborer, died Nov. 1. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Friday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in Morning Rest Cemetery, Buckner Addition.

William Gunther, 57
William "Bill" Gunther of Monroe, an employee of Hixson Ford, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Ruston.

Victoria Horsely, 12
TALLULAH — Victoria Horsely, a student, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery, Warden.

Benton 'B.B.' Hunt, 81
JONES — Benton B. "B.B." Hunt, a retired farmer, 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 Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop, under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Eugene Lexing Sr., 85
Eugene Andrew Lexing Sr. of Monroe, a retired truck driver, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Olivia 'Sis' Lowery, 77
BERNICE — Olivia L. "Sis" Lowery, a retired cafeteria worker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Patrick Baptist Church, Bernice. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Recie McDaniel, 86
Recie McDaniel of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Christ on Parkview Drive, Monroe. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe, and 5-8 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Morning Star-Pleasant Star Cemetery, Ft. Necessity.

Winnie M. Primm, 82
COLLINSTON — Winnie Mae Primm, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, Collinston.

Elrie Parks Rogers, 97
Elrie Parks Rogers of West Monroe, a retired city of Monroe purchasing agent, died Wednesday. Services are 11:30 a.m. today at Hasley Memorial Pavilion, West Monroe. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery.

Gloria J. Tomlinson, 57
HARRISONBURG — Gloria Jean Ford Tomlinson, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Potters House Pentecostal Church, Jonesville. Visitation is 5-10 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Charles W. White, 83
FERRIDAY — Charles W. White, an International Paper mill retiree, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Sycamore Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Miss., under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Previously acknowledged
Elmore Jr., John: 11 a.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.
Foss Sr., Robert E. "Bob": 10 a.m. Nov. 15, Eagles Nest Church, West Monroe.
Foster, Mary Lee: 11 a.m. Saturday, Galilee Baptist Church, Collinston.
Herron, Lee Donnell: 11 a.m. today, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Monroe.
Huff Sr., Craig: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Roberts, Dock: 10 a.m. today, United Pentecostal Church, Ferriday.
Smith, Catherine: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Hope Baptist Church, Chatham.
Turner, Etta Mae: 11 a.m. Friday, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Wiley, Norma Jean: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.


November 6, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ELRIE PARKS ROGERS Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside service for Mr. Elrie Parks Rogers, 97, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 11:30 AM Thursday November 6, 2008 in the Memorial Pavilion of Hasley Cemetery with Rev. David Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery. Mr. Rogers loved fishing and working. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sisters, mother of his children, Mildred M. Rogers; and second wife, Helen E. Rogers. Survivors include, daughters, Jo Ann Hembree, and Beckie Noland and husband Terry; stepdaughter, Melodye Pikey and husband Kevin and their children; grandchildren, Theresa Munoz, husband Vic and their daughter Brandi, Lane Noland, Thad Noland, wife Erin, and Ty Noland. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com.

JO ANNE DENHAM THURMAN, Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home Baton Rouge, LA A retired health occupation teacher and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 8:42 PM Tuesday, Nov 4, 2008. She was 77 and a native of Sicily Island. Visitation is at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, on Thursday, November 6, from 4:00 PM until 800 PM, and Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of the religious service at 11:00 AM. Services will be conducted by Rev David Bricker of Ingleside Methodist Church with interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Anne Heaton and husband Louis: a son Michael Thurman: two grandchildren, Michael Louis Heaton and Sarah Ann Thurman; and great grandchild, Silas Elliot Gleason. Preceded in death by her husband, Edsel Girard "Dinky" Thurman; and parents, Earl and Bea Denham. She was a charter member of the Harrisburg chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma organization. She was an officer of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association and a member of the board of directors of the MaMains Children's Developmental Center; she was a volunteer at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center with eight years in critical care waiting. Memorial Donations can be made to Ingleside Methodist Church Building Fund, 4264 Capital Heights Ave. Baton Rouge, La 70808 or McMains Children's Developmental Center, 1805 College Drive, Baton Rouge, La 70808, Please sign the online guestbook at ww.resthavenbatonrouge. com

MARY C. NOMEY NEGEM Edmonds Funeral Home Jonesboro, LA Funeral Services for Mary C. Nomey Negem, 89 of Quitman will be held on Friday, November 7, 2008 at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Hodge at 11:00 AM. Officiating will be Monsignor Franz Graef. Interment will follow in the St. Lucy Catholic Cemetery in Hodge, LA. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2008, from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Mrs. Negem was born February 17, 1919. She passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Survivors include one daughter, Mimi Johnson and husband Rex of Quitman, LA,One Son,Fred B. Negem, Jr. of New York, NY,three grand children, Anna Marie Teague and husband Chad of Houston, TX, Mary Elizabeth Hartwell and husband Brad of Houston, TX, Garner Johnson of Dallas, TX, three great-grand children, Ava Marie Hartwell, Jack Woodard Teague, Samuel Bradley Hartwell S he was owner of Nomey's Fashion Center in Jonesboro and was a member of St. Lucy's Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be, Wayne Triplett, Roy Nomey, John Johnson, Danny Bryant, Thurston Allen, Jerome Thomala, Jim Harper, and Ray Crowell.

MRS. BETTY GODWIN Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral Services for Mrs. Betty Godwin, 72, of Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 7, 2008 at the Christian Life Church in Monroe, LA with Rev. Danny Chance and Rev. Glen Chance officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery. Mrs. Godwin worked as a nurse's aide for many years. She enjoyed collecting Betty Boop items. Betty always strived to take care of her family. She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Wilson Barker and stepfather, O.R. "Doc" McKeithen. Survivors include her husband, James Douglas Godwin; son, David Godwin and wife Kathy; daughter, Dee Gibson and husband Ron; mother, Elsie McKeithen; eight grand-children; six great grandchildren; brothers, David McKeithen and wife Linda, and J.O. McKeithen and wife Johnnie; and numerous other relatives. Pallbearers will be Roy Darnell, Brad Ellerbe, Gary Godwin, Ronnie McKeithen, Matt Thompson, and Don Adams. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

RAMON LOUIS ST.VGINE Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Ramon Louis St.Vgine will be at 2:00 PM Friday, November 7, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. Dan McClure officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. St.Vgine was born November 3, 1930 in Smackover, AR and passed away November 3, 2008 after a sudden illness. He was a Navy Veteran and a retired truck driver from Manville (now Graphic Packaging). He was preceded in death by his father, Louis W. St.Vgine and mother, Myrtle Elliott St.Vgine Poindexter; and son, David G. St.Vgine. Survivors include his wife of fifty-nine years, Melba Jean St.Vgine; son, Danny R. St.Vgine and wife Beverly; daughters, Debra Wedgeworth and husband Dennis, Dori St.Vgine Givens and husband Louis, and Dana Benson and husband Douglas; daughter-in-law, Kelli St.Vgine; six wonderful grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three sisters, Ramona Lemoine, Pat Warren, and Connie Whaler. Pallbearers will be Justin St.Vgine, Douglas Benson, Dennis Wedgeworth, Michael Reeves, Chris Lamanno, and Louis Givens. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

VIRGINIA JEAN "TILLIE" STONE Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Jean "Tillie" Stone, 79, of Monroe, LA will be at 10:00 AM Friday, November 7, 2008 at Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church, 4390 Old Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA with Rev. Weldon Bares and Rev. Joe Solomon officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Stone passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008. She was a member of Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the Missions Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank "Buster" Stone. Survivors include her daughter, Gwen Surratt of Baton Rouge, LA; two sons, Robert Stone and wife Cindy of Monroe, LA and Scott Stone and wife Cindy of West Monroe, LA; six grandchildren, Kim Stone Smith, Michael Surratt, Casey Surratt, Cody Stone, Cade Stone, and Hunter Stone. Pallbearers will be Michael Surratt, Cody Stone, Cade Stone, Hunter Stone, Kenny Fontana, and Larry Cobb. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. Special thanks to Mrs. Barbara Walker, Mrs. Patricia Thompson, Mrs. Betty Ardito, Dr. Bill Zollinger, Dr. Jesse Lapietra, and Missions Sunday School Class of Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Lillie K. Ainsworth, 93
OAK GROVE — Lillie K. Ainsworth, a Four Way Grocery merchant, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kilbourne Cemetery, Kilbourne.

Nelson Anderson, 53
BASTROP — Nelson Anderson, a carpenter, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Charles Banks, 81
WINNSBORO — Charles Banks, a farmer, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Florida B. Brooks, 65
Florida B. Brooks of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Paul M. Bubin, 47
Paul Matthew Bubin of Monroe, a social worker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at North Monroe Baptist Church. Burial will be in Flint, Mich., under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Opal P. W. Camp, 99
Opal Paralee Williams Camp of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 3:30 p.m. today at Hasley Memorial Pavilion, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery.

Bobbie J. Campbell, 77
Bobbie J. Campbell of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Curtis Carr, 76
Curtis Carr of Monroe, a truck driver, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Carlton Everfield, 22
TALLULAH — Carlton Everfield, a laborer, died Nov. 1. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Friday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in Morning Rest Cemetery, Buckner Addition.

William Gunther, 57
William "Bill" Gunther of Monroe, an employee of Hixson Ford, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Ruston.

Victoria Horsely, 12
TALLULAH — Victoria Horsely, a student, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery, Warden.

Benton 'B.B.' Hunt, 81
JONES — Benton B. "B.B." Hunt, a retired farmer, 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 Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop, under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Eugene Lexing Sr., 85
Eugene Andrew Lexing Sr. of Monroe, a retired truck driver, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Olivia 'Sis' Lowery, 77
BERNICE — Olivia L. "Sis" Lowery, a retired cafeteria worker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Patrick Baptist Church, Bernice. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Recie McDaniel, 86
Recie McDaniel of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Christ on Parkview Drive, Monroe. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe, and 5-8 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Morning Star-Pleasant Star Cemetery, Ft. Necessity.

Winnie M. Primm, 82
COLLINSTON — Winnie Mae Primm, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, Collinston.

Elrie Parks Rogers, 97
Elrie Parks Rogers of West Monroe, a retired city of Monroe purchasing agent, died Wednesday. Services are 11:30 a.m. today at Hasley Memorial Pavilion, West Monroe. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery.

Gloria J. Tomlinson, 57
HARRISONBURG — Gloria Jean Ford Tomlinson, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Potters House Pentecostal Church, Jonesville. Visitation is 5-10 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Charles W. White, 83
FERRIDAY — Charles W. White, an International Paper mill retiree, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Sycamore Baptist Church. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Miss., under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Previously acknowledged
Elmore Jr., John: 11 a.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.
Foss Sr., Robert E. "Bob": 10 a.m. Nov. 15, Eagles Nest Church, West Monroe.
Foster, Mary Lee: 11 a.m. Saturday, Galilee Baptist Church, Collinston.
Herron, Lee Donnell: 11 a.m. today, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Monroe.
Huff Sr., Craig: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Roberts, Dock: 10 a.m. today, United Pentecostal Church, Ferriday.
Smith, Catherine: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Hope Baptist Church, Chatham.
Turner, Etta Mae: 11 a.m. Friday, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Wiley, Norma Jean: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.


November 7, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

BOBBIE JEAN CAMPBELL Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral service for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Campbell, 77, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 11:30 AM Friday November 7, 2008 at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church of West Monroe with Rev. Randy Dowdy and Rev. Pete Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Calhoun. Mrs. Campbell loved fishing. She is preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Herman Dean Campbell. Survivors include sons, Jerry Sargent of West Monroe, Ronnie Hollie and wife Angie of Florida, and Dusty Campbell and wife Deanna; daughter, Candace Lynn Cornwell and husband Ralph; grand children, Elizabeth Sargent, Tanner Sargent, Courtney Sargent, and Ian Hollie; brothers, Haskell Spigner and wife Neva and William Spigner and wife Ann, numerous other relatives and friends, and her beloved chow, B.J. Visitation will be held from 10:30 AM until service time at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church of West Monroe. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

CHARLES BANKS Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro, LA Funeral service for Charles Banks, 81, of Winnsboro will be at 3:00 PM Friday, November 7, 2008 in the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Interment will follow in Coax Cemetery with Rev. Marion Spence and Rev. Brian Mercer officiating. He was born to Jessie and Lillie Boughton Banks on December 18, 1926 in Mangham and passed form this life Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Banks was a member of Coax Baptist Church and had served as treasurer. He was an Army veteran of WWII, where he served the occupational troops in Germany. He was a lifelong Franklin Parish farmer, past president of Franklin Parish Farm Bureau and past Committeeman the ASCS office. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law Mittie and Pee Wee Letts; brother and sister-in-law Herbert and Odeal Banks, and a nephew Joe Banks. Mr. Banks leaves behind four sons Larry Banks and wife Donnis of Winnsboro, Glynn Banks and wife Sherry of Crowville, Kenny Banks and wife Claudia Of Winnsboro, and Kevin Banks of Winnsboro; four grandsons Bryan Banks and wife Wendy of Crowville, Michael Banks of Winnsboro, Brad Banks and wife Tara of Winnsboro, Levi McDonald and wife Deanna of Mississippi; and one granddaughter Shelley Banks Mercer and husband Brian of Ruston; eight great-grandchildren; two nieces Dot Crafts and husband Doug of California, and Sandra Jackson and husband Larry of Crowville; and the mother of his sons Earline Smith of Winnsboro. Pallbearers will be Brad Banks, Bryan Banks, Michael Banks, Larry Jackson, Levi McDonald, and Little Frank Reese. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Powers and Frank M. Reese. To view video or make online condolences visit www.gillfirstnational.com

JAMES ROBERT FARR Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA James Robert Farr passed away on the afternoon of Wednesday November 5, 2008 at his home. A graveside service is planned for Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 1:00 PM at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. James was the son of the late Judge Robert T. Farr and Betty Farr and was a lifelong resident of Monroe. James, age 57, was retired from the Ouachita Parish School System and was a faithful member of Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include his mother, Betty; brother, Douglas Farr and his wife Kristy, brother, Paul Farr and his wife Ann; and nephew Cole Farr. A memorial service will be held at later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Memorial United Methodist Church. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

NORMAN KNOX Allnutt Funeral Service Estes Park, CO Estes Park resident Norm "Buster" Knox III, died unexpectedly at the Medical Center of the Rockies on Saturday, November 1, 2008. He was 61 years old. Norman Henry Knox, III was born August 6, 1947 in Monroe, LA. His parents were Norman Henry and Katherine (Springfield) Knox, Jr. Norm graduated from West Monroe High School in 1965; the United States Air Force Academy, class of 1969, in Colorado Springs, CO; the University of Northern Colorado with a Master's in Business Administration. He married Sherryl Lee Kinchla on November 18, 1972 at Hamilton Air Force Base, CA. After graduation from the Air Force Academy as a Second Lieutenant, he served 3 tours in Vietnam as a KC 135 pilot. He was then a squadron Standard Evaluation instructor at Travis Air Force Base in CA. Norm was awarded the Air Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Combat Readiness Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Medal (Cambodia), Air Force Longevity Service Award with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster and Parachute Badge. Norm was honorably discharged from active duty in May, 1980 but continued to serve in Reserve status at the Pentagon until 1991. He was a commercial pilot for 20 years for Eastern Airlines and Delta Airlines and retired in 2004. Norm was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal church where he was a reader, a volunteer with the Roadhogs of Rocky Mountain National Park, President of Estes Park Aviation Club, member of the Colorado Historical Society, member of the Association of Graduates at the USAFA. He was an avid hiker and lover of Rocky Mountain National Park. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, volunteering at Wild Basin visitor center, participating in the Newcomer's Club and being "Father of the Brides." Norm was a devoted son and brother, loving husband and father and loyal friend to many. He was a man of integrity, honesty and contemplative by nature. He had a deep love of the mountains and their majestic beauty. He always felt so fortunate to have such a wonderful family and daughters and to have obtained his life long dream to live in such a beautiful place. Norm is survived by his wife, Sherryl of Estes Park; daughters Sara Knox-Leech and husband Daniel of San Diego, CA; Rachel Lee Knox and fiancι Dean Lucas of Chico, CA; mother Katherine Knox of West Monroe, LA; sisters Patsy Gregory and husband Johnny of West Monroe, LA, Kathy Knox of Baton Rouge, LA; an Aunt Nelda Boultinghouse of West Monroe, LA and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Norman Knox, Jr. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Interment with military honors will take place at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 1:00 PM at Air Force Academy National Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Officer's Club. Memorial contributions can be made to Rocky Mountain Nature Association Trails Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to see Norm's on-line obituary and send a message to the family.

SHELIA GRAY SUMMERS Ardoins Funeral Home Eunice, LA Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 08, 2008 at Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel in Basile for Shelia Gray Summers, 49, who passed away on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at the St. Francis North Hospital in Monroe. Burial will follow in the First Baptist Cemetery in Basile with Rev. Bobby Courtney officiating. Shelia's family and friends were her life, she is survived by her husband, Tony Summers of Idabel, OK; four brothers, Charles Allen Gray, Jr. and wife, Marilyn of Calhoun, Terry Gray and wife, Cathy and Joey Gray both of Sikes, Chris Gray and wife, Tina of Jonesboro; four sisters, Barbara Robinson and husband, Carl of Many, Dawana Bryan and husband, Tommy of Cotton Valley, Nancy Barton and husband, Mark of West Monroe and Sandy James and husband, David of Dodson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Shelia will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruby Johnson Gray; and a sister, Patricia Gray. The family request that visiting hours be observed on Friday, November 07, 2008 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Basile from 5:00 pm until time of services on Saturday, Nov ember 08, 2008. Family and Friends may view the obituary and sign the guest book online at www.ardoinfuneralhomes. com. Ardoin's Funeral Home of Basile is in charge of arrangements.

VIVIAN SIMPSON HOLSTEAD Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA Funeral service for Vivian Simpson Holstead, age 87, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday November 8, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA Officiating the service will be Rev. Bill Smith and Rev. Charles Penuell. Interment will follow at Douglas Cemetery in Choudrant, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Holstead was born October 2, 1921 in Downsville, LA and passed away November 5, 2008 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Holstead was a long time member of Choudrant United Methodist Church, she and her husband Rex spent 20 years in the Air Force traveling the world, retiring in Choudrant to establish Ruston's first Cable T.V. Company. She also enjoyed working in her yard, cooking for her family and keeping track of all her children and grandchildren around the USA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rex Holstead; sister: Ernestine Webb; parents: Earnest Simpson and Alma Allen Simpson. She is survived by son: James R. Holstead, JR and wife Irene of Niceville, FL; daughter: Linda Freeman and husband Clyde of Choudrant, LA; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Ron Johnson, James Roach, Speedy Edwards, Burt Freeman, Scott Szues and Alton Pilcher. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday November 7, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com


November 8, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

EMMA BARFOOT Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Emma Barfoot, 92, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 9, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Rev. Ray Jones will officiate. Interment to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery West Monroe, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Barfoot was born May 8, 1916 in Ouachita Parish, LA and passed away November 7, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Barfoot; sister, Minnie Browder; 2 brothers, Odie Cotton and Ervin Cotton; and a son-in-law, James Crawford. Mrs. Barfoot was a member of Welcome Home Church of God. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Crawford; 2 sons, Harry Barfoot and wife Frances and Charles Barfoot and wife Cathey; sister, Tempie Thornhill;6 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

LLOYD "FROG" MITCHELL Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville, LA A memorial visitation for Lloyd "Frog" Mitchell, 73, of Rayville will be held from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM, Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville. Mr. Mitchell was born March 6, 1935 in Simsport, LA and passed away Friday, October 31, 2008 in Monroe after a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his son, Dale Mitchell. Survivors include his son, Carl Mitchell and wife, Jeanie of Start; daughters, Gail Greer and husband, Edward of Rayville and Deborah Ditto and husband, Scott of Vicksburg, MS; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and his very close friend, Earl K. Lawson. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to Rayville First Baptist Church, The Old Goat Carpenters Ministry or St. Jude's Children Hospital. To leave condolences for the family go online to www.brownholleyfuneral homes.com

MR. FRED A. JONES Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Mr. Fred A. Jones, 86, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 10, 2008 at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens, West Monroe, LA. Rev. Danny McIlveene will officiate under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mr. Jones was born on September 17, 1922 in Hico, LA and passed away November 7, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife Ernestine Jones; children, Phil Jones, Les Hodge and Alicia Rodgers; grandchildren, Greg Hicks, Sarah Jones, Chris Hodge, Keshia Hodge, Bryce Rodgers, Brooke Rodgers; great grandchild, Addison Hicks. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

OTIS A. ROGERS Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Otis A. Rogers, 82, of Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 9, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. William "Dub" Massey officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens. Mr. Rogers passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2008. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. Mr. Rogers was a member of IBEW Local Union 446. He was an instructor of Electronics at the Ouachita Valley Vocational Technical School for many years. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Will Rogers; son, Daniel Allan Rogers; stepsons, Ted and Tommy Bailey; three sisters, and three brothers. Mr. Rogers loved and was devoted to his wife and blended family. His advanced knowledge of many subjects and his sense of humor will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife of thirty-eight years, Furn Bailey Rogers; son, Timothy Otis Rogers of Daytona, FL; daughters, Leslie Rogers and husband Michael of Clinton, LA, and Beverly Rogers Andrus and husband Michael of Monroe, LA; stepdaughters, Sandy Terrell and husband Julian of West Monroe, LA, and Gaye May of Alexandria, LA; sisters, Annie Mae Rice of Springhill, LA, and Willie Lea Chambers of Shreveport, LA; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be members of IBEW Local Union 446. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com


November 9, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ELIZABETH HENRY HEMPHILL Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Henry Hemphill, 102, of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 11, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Dr. Allison Moody officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Mrs. Hemphill died November 7 in Monroe at St Francis Hospital (North Monroe). She lived 102 glorious years in which her life was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was born in Monroe August 14, 1906. Her family moved to Shreveport at an early age where she attended Centenary College and met her beloved husband, George I. Hemphill. They moved to Monroe and operated the first cafeteria on DeSiard Street, Hemp's Cafeteria. Mrs. Hemphill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served in various capacities. She was an accomplished church organist, served as member of Ft. Mira Chapter, D.A.R. for many years, and the Monroe Garden Club. She is remembered for her joyful appreciation of life and her extraordinary kindness. She was preceded in death by her husband, George I. Hemphill; her brother, Lewis Henry; as well as, her "special" daughter, Elizabeth Peters. Special love and thanks to friend Polly Kincaid for her attention to Sweet Elizabeth, as well as, Sister Elizabeth at St. Joseph's. Survivors include her younger sister, Carolyn Henry Williams of San Antonio, TX; nephew, Walter Ben Williams of San Antonio; a special cousin, Bill Peters and his wife Cherie and Bill's children, Becky, Paul and Patti; nieces, Betty Hemphill Comegys of Laguna Niguel, CA, and Anne Hemphill Durham of Washougal, WA. Visitation at will be Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until service time at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church maintenance fund or the charity of your choice. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

JEANETTE ANN SIBILLE Sibille Funeral Home Opelousas, LA Grand Coteau - Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette Ann Landry Sibille 69, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 10, 2008, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the St. Charles Cemetery in Grand Coteau. Father's Joe Breaux, Wayne Duet, Ted Broussard, Mike Champagne, Jermone Frey, Joseph Stemmons, James Lipiri, Arthur Warren, Ambrose Akalawu and Joseph Brennen will celebrate the Mass. Music will be provided by Soloist Gina Arnaud and accompanied by Julee Bundy Mrs. Jeanette was born in Grand Coteau and lived there for many years; she was a resident of Lafayette for a long time and then settled with her husband Irwin in Prairie Ronde. She passed from life on Friday, November 7, 2008, in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Lafayette, La. Mrs. Sibille was a homemaker and also the owner of S&S Wholesale Florist in Lafayette, she served as a spiritual counselor for Hospice and was a leader of the Cursillo in Prairie Ronde, La. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and a wonderful friend to all that knew her. She is going to be sadly missed. She is survived by husband; Irwin Sibille, Prairie Ronde; sons, Dr. Scott Sibille and wife Paulette of Sunset, La., Tony Sibille of Fouchon, La., Dr. Billy Sibille DPT and wife Suzanne of St. Augustine, FL.; daughters, Lisa Dooley and husband Patrick of New Iberia, Wendy Saracino and husband Jason of Sunset, La.; sister, Judy Riley and husband Pat of Monroe, La.; 15 grandchildren. Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, John and Hilda Marie Stelly Landry and foster son, Bill "Black Jack" Landry. Pallbearers will be J. Scott Sibille, Tony Sibille, Billy Sibille, Patrick Dooley, Jason Saracino, Chris Dooley, Nick Dooley, Cody Sibille. Visiting hours will be observed on Sunday, November 9, 2008, from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. in the Sibille Funeral Home of Grand Coteau. On Monday, visitation will continue in the funeral home from 8:00 a.m. until the time of services. A Rosary service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday evening in the funeral home. Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes. com.

JOHN D. ANDREWS Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral and interment services for Mr. John D. Andrews, 78, of West Monroe, and a long-time resident of Pensacola, FL, will be held Wednesday, November 12th, 2008, at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, Pensacola, FL with Rev. Carl Shurte and Rev. Jimmy Mitchel officiating. Born October 8th, 1930, in Pensacola, he was a son of the late Henry and Lenora Matthews Andrews. He spent the greater part of his life in Northwest Florida where he was a machinist for the Armstrong Corporation until he retired. Mr. Andrews came to West Monroe to be near his family about 13 years ago and was a member of the Living Way Apostolic Church. His beloved wife, Lois Andrews, preceded him in death on July 9th, 2007. In addition, 4 brothers and 2 sisters also preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughter, Patsy, and her husband, Rev. Carl Shurte; a granddaughter, Maria, and husband, Rev. Shane Donaldson; a grandson, Rev. Troy Shurte and his wife, Kim; 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Jeraldine Tiano and a brother, Joseph Andrews, both of Indianapolis, IN; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Monday evening, November 10, 2008, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. Following visitation, Mr. Andrews will be taken to Pensacola Memorial Gardens where the family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MARY GERTRUDE (GERTIE) PRUDHOMME DEEN Centuries Memorial Funeral Home Shreveport, LA Gertie Deen was born Sept. 26, 1902, in LaChute, LA (So. Caddo Parish). She was the daughter of Dezala Aleck Prudhomme and Mary Julia LeGrand Prudhomme. Gertie died Friday, November 7, 2008, (age 106) at Live Oak Retirement Center where she had lived since 1994. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.O. Deen, who was with United Gas Pipeline Co. for 34 years. They were married in 1923 in Shreveport, LA. She is survived by her son Jerry and his wife, Katie of Shreveport. Her grandchildren are Katherine Way and husband, Bradford of Jacksonville, FL and Karla Deen of Shreveport. Funeral services will be at The Mulhearn Monroe Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel on Hwy. 80 East in Monroe, LA, Monday, November 10th at 2:30 P.M. Visitation will be one hour prior the service. The service will be conducted by Chaplain Mickey Cowen of Live Oak Retirement Center and Rev. Dianne Brown, pastor of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church. The family would like to thank everyone at Live Oak Retirement Center for the wonderful loving care they gave Gertie during her years there. Memorials may be sent to Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 1915 Grover St., Shreveport, LA 71105 or to the donor's choice.

MRS. FLORABELLE DONNELL Mulhearn Funeral Home Winnsboro, LA Services for Mrs. Florabelle Donnell, age 87 of Winnsboro will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 10, 2008 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Bro. Marion Collier and Dr. Keith Dowden officiating. Burial will follow in Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Mrs. Donnell was a homemaker, loved Jesus, enjoyed sewing, cooking and was an avid fisherperson. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Curtis Donnell of Crowville, LA. Survivors include: 2 Sons: John Thomas Donnell and loving wife, Sue of Sunset, SC. Ralph Edwin Donnell of Crowville, LA. Grand children: Jon Jeffrey Donnell of Geneva, Switzerland, Donna Michel Collins of Crowville, LA, Angela Sue Officer of Great Falls, Virginia, and Sheila Blackmon of Crowville, LA. Sisters: Christine Allen, Earline Sanchez, Velma Carter, Joy Earl, and Sue Franklin. Brother: J.W. Holloway. Brother-in-Law: Roger Perot of Delhi, LA. 9 Great Grandchildren. Pallbearers are: Jr. Carson, Nolan Comeaux, Mark Dutoit, Ted Fontenot, Thomas Lanier, and Shannon Newman. Honorary Pallbearers are: Dewayne Dutoit, and Kevin Hickingbottom. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, Nov.9, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

TED HOWARD BARTON Memphis, TN Ted Howard Barton , 74, died October 25, 2008. A private celebration of his life was observed by his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Jordon Harmon Barton; mother, Corinne Aileene Derryberry Barton of Monroe, LA; sister Linda Lucille Barton Bergeron of New Orleans, LA; and daughter, Laurie Ann Barton Keith of White Stone, VA. He is survived by his children, Derri Barton Smith and husband Steve of Germantown, TN; Debbie Barton Reinach and husband Richard of Memphis, TN; Linda Barton Thurman and husband Dennis of Horn Lake, MS; Bric Jordon Barton of Hernando, MS; and John Bradford Barton of Ocean Springs, MS, thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ted attended Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, served in the U.S. Air Force and was also a very talented musician. He spent many successful years in development of business and marketing sales of industrial and commercial application products for W.R. Grace Company and Associated Waterproofing Company of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA. He oversaw these applications and/or exterior paneling for many major projects among them the Louisiana Superdome and industrial plants and storage silo facilities in the Port of Baton Rouge as well as the Broadwater Beach Marina in its heyday in Biloxi, MS. Ted also served as a "First Rescue Responder" in the wake of the devastating hurricanes Audrey, Betsy and Camille. For the past thirty-two (32) years, he was a friend of Bill W and was active in this recovery program throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Jackson and Hernando, MS and Memphis, TN. Those that knew him saw him with a larger-than-life presence in showing great fellowship, strength and hope that helped countless others. Donations in his memory can be sent to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) or Memphis American Diabetes Association, 5583 Murray Road, Memphis, TN 38119.


November 10, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

BERTILLE ASHLEY Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home Winnsboro, LA Funeral services for Bertille Ashley, 92, of Winnsboro, LA will be held at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Ron Charrier officiating. Interment will follow at Coax Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Mrs. Ashley was born March 22, 1916 in Mississippi and passed away Saturday November 08, 2008 at Plantation Manor N.H. in Winnsboro. She was a resident of Winnsboro and a mother of 9 children and a homemaker. She was preceded in Death by: Husband;Casey Clarence Ashley,Father ;Leon Blount, Mother-Bertie Maude (Garner) Blount; 2 brothers-T. J. Blount and Quinn Blount,3 Sisters; Wynema Manning, Clara Ainsworth, and Wynona Taylor; 1 Grandchild and 2 Great-grandchildren. Survivors include: 2 Daughters; Betty Ashley Carraway of Winnsboro, LA; and Sandra Ashley Robinson and husband Gary Don Robinson of Winnsboro, LA. 7 Sons-Charles C. Ashley and wife Carolyn Scott Ashley of Delhi, LA; Veron Ashley and wife Shirley Clark Ashley of Raymondville, TX; Billy Joe Ashley and wife Glenda Carraway Ashley of Winnsboro, LA; Calvin Ray Ashley and wife Janice Lachute Ashley of Vicksburg, MS; Ronnie O'Neal Ashley and wife Linda Lynn Ashley of Winnsboro, LA; Gary Wayne Ashley and wife Susan Ables Ashley of Winnsboro, LA; Danny Lee Ashley and wife Teresa Holloway Ashley of Winnsboro, LA.She was also survived by 27 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, and 18 great-great grandchildren. The Pallbearers will be Grandsons-Scott Ashley, Randy Ashley, Jon Ashley, Billy Joe Ashley Jr., Eric Ashley, Shawn Ashley Robinson, Ryan Shae Robinson, Chris Ashley, and Larry Carraway. The Honorary Pallbearers will be Grandsons-Rickey Carraway, Timothy Carraway, Steve Carraway, Matthew Carraway, Tony Ashley, Kaleb Ashley, Drew Ashley, and Josh Ashley. The family will receive friends at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Sunday, November 9, 2008. Memorials may be made to The Gideons or St. Judes or the charity of their choice. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity. com

HUBERT E. WILEY, SR. Hixson Brothers Funeral Home Alexandria,La. Hubert E. Wiley, Sr. passed away November 8, 2008 in Monroe, La. at St. Francis Hospital after a brief illness. He was born April 14, 1919 in Vick, La. He and his family moved to Pineville while in high school and he remained in Pineville until 1961. After moving to Monroe, spending many years there, he enjoyed a long retirement in the Farmerville, La., area. Mr. Wiley made many friends in his 89 years. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anybody at any time or place. He truly loved people. A World War II veteran, he was with the 822nd Tank Destroyers at the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Bronze Star. He established many lifelong friendships and still attended his annual army reunions. He had a long and very successful career in sales and sales management. The biggest part of his career was spent in the insurance business. He spent the last 27 years of his working career with United Insurance Company of America, 20 of which he was the district manager for their Monroe office. Mr. Wiley (Daddy, Other Daddy, PaPa) loved deer hunting and squirrel hunting. He always looked forward to that time of year being able to spend time with his family for hunting season and Thanksgiving. Family was very important to him, making sure also that his "group" always attended the Wiley family reunion each year. Mr. Wiley was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie Ryder Wiley, his parents Jessie and Oneda Laborde Wiley, and two sisters Myrtie Croxson and Clydie Greer. He is survived by his loving companion of many years, Mary Giglio of Farmerville; his daughters Gwen Clark and husband Weymon of Pineville, Cheryl Brunson and husband L.E. of Dry Prong; son Hubert E. Wiley, Jr. (Bert) and wife, Sonjie of Monroe; sister Etheal Hess of New Roads; grandchildren Sherri Allbritton and husband Paul and Weymon Clark, Jr. of Pineville, Christy Taylor Flora and husband Jon of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Whitney, Ginger, and Ann Marie Wiley all of Monroe; great grandchildren, Amanda Allbritton, Kristen and Cody Clark, and Tristan Wiley. Services will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Hixson Brothers, Pineville at 10:00 A.M. with Dr. Alan Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. 8:30 P.M. on Monday, November 10, 2008 and Tuesday from 8:00 A.M. until time of service. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park with Military graveside services. Pallbearers will be Weymon Clark, Jr., Rob Eddlemon, Paul Allbritton, Donnie Brouillette, I.B. Hayes and Paul Ducote. The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff of St. Francis Hospital (downtown) for their kindness and great care they bestowed upon our loved one. Thank you all very much. To extend online condolences to the Wiley family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

MR. DAVIS EUGENE SPRINGFIELD Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral Services for Mr. Davis Eugene Springfield, 79, of Eros, LA will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at the Clark Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Mickey Hudnall officiating. Interment will follow in the church Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mr. Springfield was born on March 23, 1929 and passed away on November 6, 2008. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Pardue Springfield; two sons, Howard Springfield and Kevin Springfield and wife Veronica; three grandchildren, Alicia and Olivia Springfield and Taylor Springfield and numerous cousins. Pallbearers will be Wayne Golson, David Golson, Troy Golson, Jeremy Golson, Jarred Golson, and Jason Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Wayne Golson, Glenn Golson Sr. and Fred Key Golson. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday at Clark Springs Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or to the American Cancer Society. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MR. MARION "M.B." BAGWELL Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Marion "MB" Bagwell, 88, of West Monroe will be held Tuesday, November 11th, 2008, at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Bodie Spicer officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Born January 7th, 1920, in Farmerville, he was a son of the late Frank and Maude Wilson Bagwell. He passed away on Friday, November 7th, 2008. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife in May, 2004, and by 2 brothers and a sister. A retired automotive mechanic with Ford Motor Company, Mr. Bagwell was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U S Army Air Corps and a member of the Highland Baptist Church. Survivors include his 4 daughters, Patricia Cagle, Mary Elizabeth Castle, Carolyn Cummings, and Miriam Palmquest and her husband, Neal; a son, David Bagwell; 11 grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Elby Cagle, Joshua Ivey, Kenneth Ivey, Kasey Coston, and Ricky Coker. Visitation will be Monday evening, November 10th, 2008, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MRS. IRMA MAE BABINEAU Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Irma Mae Babineau, 100, of Monroe, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008, in the 1st Assembly of God of West Monroe with Rev. Shane Warren, Rev. Butch Pilcher, and Rev. Ginger K. Gault officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery near Farmerville under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Born July 2nd, 1908, in Mangham, LA, a daughter of the late Patrick and Dora Pallette Childress, she passed away in Monroe on Saturday, November 8th, 2008. She was self-employed in sales and restaurant management for many years. Her husband, Ted Babineau, preceded her in death. Brothers Dawson, Felix, and Henry Childress, and sisters, Zola Savelle and Agnes Bryant, also preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Charles Woolsey and wife, Caroline; daughters Louise Recktenwalt, Francis Hamilton, and Dorothy Hicks; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; numerous great great grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Foreman and Katie Bea Parker; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Tim and Paul Woolsey, Dennis Smith, Chris and Jason Hicks, Chad Nolan, and Kevin Wehring. Visitation will be Monday evening, November 10th, 2008, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the 1st Assembly of God of West Monroe, Cypress Street, West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com


November 11 , 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

EDWARD EARL LOCKWOOD Brown-Holley Funeral Home Rayville, La. Funeral services for Edward Earl Lockwood, 79, of Rayville will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel, Rayville with Rev. James Kitchens officiating. Burial will follow in Start Cemetery. Mr. Lockwood was born March 3, 1929 and passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008. He was a member of Zebedee Baptist Church and was employed with Coast Butane in Rayville for 38 years. He was preceded in death by parents, Leo and Mary Lorene Lockwood and a son. Survivors include wife of 58 years, Dorothy "Dot" Lockwood of Rayville; children, Dianne Huff and husband, Perry of Archibald, Steve Lockwood and wife, Cheryl of Start; grandchildren, Joshua Huff and wife, Jessica of Ruston, Shae Lockwood and wife, Janet of Smackover, AR, Amanda Lockwood, Emily Lockwood, and Dylan Lockwood all of Start; great granddaughter, Makayla Lockwood of Smackover, AR; brothers, Charles Richard Lockwood and wife, Bettie of Monroe, William Hubert Lockwood and wife, Debbie of West Monroe; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tommy and Carol Ann Bartlett of Rayville and host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Richard Lockwood, Eddie Lockwood, Danny Lockwood, Ronnie Lockwood, Larry Lockwood, and Scott Lockwood. Honorary pallbearers are James Adcock, James Lyons, Victor Wright, Mose Beach, and Don Little. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Condolences for the family go online to www.brown holleyfuneral homes.com

JACK THOMPSON Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, Louisiana Jack Thompson, 85, of Swartz, LA was called to heaven on Monday, November 10, 2008 after a short illness. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe with Rev. Jeff Smart officiating with interment at Loch Arbor Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Mr. Thompson was born October 21, 1923 in Swartz. He was preceded in death by his parents Manie and Henry Thompson, seven siblings and his beloved grandson Scott. He leaves behind a loving wife of 57 years, Loraine Wyatt Thompson, whom he married May 26, 1951; four sons, Steve Thompson and wife, Linda, Keith Thompson and fiancι, Joanie, Rusty Thompson and wife, Lynn, David Thompson and special friend, Felecia; seven grandchildren, Crystal and husband, Steven Davis, Kayla and husband, Dr. Jacob Lee, Melissa, Clint, Jack, Jason and Jacob Thompson; five great grandchildren, Caleb, Conner, Clara, Jackson, and Abby Kate. Jack served his country in the U. S. Marines and the U. S. Navy. He retired from Texas Gas after 30 years service. Friends and family who will help him on his last journey are David Speir, Johnny Capps, Todd Hicks, Johnny Wyatt, Rick Scott, Dennis Scott, and special honorary friends are Conrad Ludlow and Chuck Speyrer. Very special thanks to Susanne Hatton and Patient's Choice Hospice Care. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

MRS AUGUSTA SEARCY MANGHAM,LA MULHEARN FUNERAL HOME WINNSBORO, LA Services for Mrs. Augusta Searcy, age 89 of Mangham, LA will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Rev. Buford Brady officiating. Burial will follow in Union Methodist Church Cemetery near Baskin, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Mrs. Searcy was a retired seamstress and passed away on November 9, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband; Harry Searcy, 2 daughters; Dianne and Linda; 2 sons; Robert and Charles, 3 grandchildren; Kerry Searcy, Wayne Searcy and Heather Searcy, and sisters; Mary and Gladys Phillips. Survivors include : Daughter: Janice Searcy and Webb Rodgers of Jonesboro, LA.;Sons: Rufus Searcy and wife, Mary of Alexandria,LA.;Rusty Searcy and wife, Rosie of Boyce, LA.;P. L. Searcy of Rayville, LA.;Buddy Searcy of Mangham, LA.;John Searcy and wife, Rose of Monroe, LA.;Poochie Searcy and wife, Carol of South Carolina.;Michael Searcy and wife, Anna of Florida.;B-Boy Searcy and wife, Robin of Alabama.;Daughters-in-Law and Son-in-Law:Pat Searcy of Arizona, Jean Searcy of Alexandria, LA., Son-in-Law: Jesse Bennett of Mississippi, Daughters-in-Law, Penny Searcy Earl of Baskin, LA, and Jeanette Searcy Burgess of Mangham, LA.;25 Grandchildren and numerous Great Grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be all grandchildren. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon till time of service on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro. The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the staff of Franklin Guest Home and Charlyn Rehab. for the care and love shown to Grandma. Online Condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Oliver Glynn Walters, Sr., Pharm.D. Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, LA Services for Mr. Oliver Glynn Walters, Sr. Pharm.D., 83, of Rayville, LA will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at First Baptist Church Rayville Dr. Ernest Winburn will officiate. Internment in the Rayville Masonic Cemetery will follow under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, LA. Oliver Walters was born on November 6, 1925 in Bienville, Louisiana to John Clinton Walters, Sr. and Susie Smith Walters. In 1940, the family moved to Rayville, Louisiana where Oliver attended high school. After graduating in 1944, Oliver was selected for military service. He was inducted into the United States Army, Forty-second Rainbow Division on May 18, 1944. On December 9, 1944 he and his division arrived in France. He was captured by German soldiers December 23, 1944 and spent the next several months of his life in German prison camps. Oliver was liberated by the British on March 23, 1945. After the war, Oliver enrolled in Northeast Junior College and met Joy Maxie. They married on July 25, 1948. Continuing with school, Oliver and Joy moved to the College of the Ozarks. Oliver was enrolled in pharmacy school. After the pharmacy school was moved to the University of Arkansas, they moved too. He continued until he graduated in 1954 from the University of Arkansas, College of Pharmacy, Little Rock, Arkansas. From this time until 1963 Oliver worked in / or owned stores in Shreveport; Bastrop; Monticello, Arkansas and Newellton, Louisiana. In 1963, he opened Walters; Drug Store in Rayville. He continued in the practice of pharmacy until his retirement in 2000. In 2004, Oliver received special recognition as a member of the first graduating class of the University Pharmacy School. He was a member of the 5th District Pharmaceutical Association, and was past president. He was a 25 year member of the American Legion in Rayville, the Northeast Chapter of American Ex-POWs and a member of the First Baptist Church Rayville, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents John Clinton Walters, Sr., Susie Smith Walters and a sister-in-law Martha M. Walters. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joy Maxie Walters of Rayville, LA; daughters: Sara Elizabeth Walters Ware, and her husband Billy of Rayville, LA, Amy Joy Walters McMichael of Arlington, TX, Tamara Sue Walters Haynes and her husband Tony of Bastrop, LA; son: Oliver Glynn Walters, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Fayetteville, GA; brothers: Kermit L Walters, Sr. and his wife Joyce Ann of Rayville, LA and John Clinton Walters, Jr. and his wife Irene of St. Simon's Island, GA; grandchildren Erin Ware, Anna Ware, Emily M. Bennett and husband Derek, James McMichael, Katie Haynes, Alan Haynes, Macie Walters, Trey Walters, Beth Walters and Madison Walters. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews; James McMichael, Derek Bennett, Alan Haynes, Trey Walters, John Clinton Walters, III., Arthur Walters, Kermit L. Walters, Jr., Randy Walters, R. J. Walters and Lamar Walters. Honorary Pallbearers are Tom Heath, Lamar Lane, Eddie Yancey, L. Yancey, Langston Yancey and Brent Greer. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 PM Monday, November 10, 2009 at the funeral home and 1:00 PM until service time Tuesday at the church. Online registry/condolences at www.mulhearnfuneral home.com


November 12, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ALMA COYLE MCLAURY Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Coyle McLaury, 81, of Monroe, will be at 12:00 Noon Friday, November 14, 2008, at home of Ron and Ann Cappo, 24040 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, LA 70739 with Rev. Paul Brill officiating. Interment will be in the Old American Lung Association Cemetery in Greenwell Springs, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mrs. McLaury passed away Monday, November 10, 2008. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Monroe. She was a born again Christian. Her greatest accomplishment was her ministry to her family and to the Chinese Ministries at First Baptist Church in Monroe, LA. Mrs. McLaury was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Roger Messer; and grandson, Timothy Cappo. Survivors include husband of sixty-two years, Norman McLaury; three daughters, Karen Scott, Ann Cappo and husband Ron, and Lucy Jones and husband Roger; three sons, Norman McLaury, Jr. and wife Susan, David McLaury and wife Tina, and Danny McLaury and wife Terri; nineteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and sister, Nancy Valenzuella. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 AM until service time at the residence of Ron and Ann Cappo, 24040 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, LA. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Monroe Chinese Ministries. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

ERNEST M. STRAUSS Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, La Ernest M. Strauss died Monday, November 10, 2008, at his home in Monroe, Louisiana. Services for Mr. Strauss will be at Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Lamy Lane in Monroe at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 13, 2008. Visitation will be at 1:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick's prior to the service. Rabbi A. David Packman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will conduct the services. Interment will follow at Monroe Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Monroe. Mr. Strauss was born March 17, 1916 in Gauersheim, Germany and was a student at the Heidelberg University before immigrating to the United States in 1937. Mr. Strauss enlisted in the US Air Force and was a proud veteran of WWII. Mr. Strauss lived the true American dream, having sailed to America with $50 in his pocket and only a limited English vocabulary. He started work for his uncle, Mr. Fred "Pap" Strauss, in the F. Strauss and Son warehouse. Before he retired, he was President of the Wine and Spirits division of Strauss Industries. Mr. Strauss was a member of the Temple B'Nai Israel. He was a supporter of the arts and a Life Board Member of the Strauss Theatre. He and his wife, Janis, greatly enjoyed the Monroe Symphony and the concert series. Mr. Strauss was a 60 years member of the Rotary club and was recently honored for this accomplishment. He was a member of the Bayou DeSiard Country Club and the Lotus Club. He enjoyed playing golf and was a regular member of the Wednesday night bridge club. Mr. Strauss was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Strauss of Monroe and his devoted wife of 59 years, Janis Holloway. He is survived by his daughter, Gail and her husband, Leonard Bunch. His granddaughters are: Janis Barraza and her husband, Mike and their four children, Michael, Julie, Aimee and Daniel of Monroe, LA; Sally and her husband, David Mouton and their three children: Mary, David, and Michael of Houston, TX and Holly and her husband, Joe Dencker and their three children: Wesley, Sarah, and Emma of Denver, Co. Pallbearers will be Fred Spurlock, Ford Pipes, Morris Mintz, Saul Mintz, Frank Wilcox and Dr. Mike Barraza. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Hardee, Sackman Marx, Dr. Stanley Mintz and Dr. Fred Marx. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temple B'Nai Israel, 2400 Orell Place, Monroe, LA 71201, Strauss Theatre, 1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe, LA 71201 or to the donor's choice. Online condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

JOHN WESLEY DYE West Monroe, LA John Wesley Dye, 69, of West Monroe, died peacefully in his home Saturday evening, November 8, 2008, after a lengthy battle with cancer and related illnesses. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. with Memorial Service to follow on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Center Point Baptist Church, 608 Winnfield Rd, West Monroe. The service will be conducted by Brother William Edwards and Rev. Danny McIlveene. John served his country with pride in the Air Force (1955-1966), in the National Guard (1974-1975), and in the Air Force Reserve (1984-1992). Except for his military service time, John lived and worked in the Choudrant, Monroe, and West Monroe area all his life. He retired from the Post Office in 1992, after 36 years of civil service. Throughout his lifetime, John enjoyed many activities, racing cars, motorcycles, go-carts, ultra light flying, radio control planes, playing pool, water skiing, building boats, playing practical jokes, card games, and was a good dancer. He loved animals, and had dogs most of his life and even flying squirrels. John always had an on-going project and was always eager to assist family and friends. Never at a loss for words, his spontaneous humor and wit will be greatly missed. Mr. Dye was a Christian who celebrated his love for God as a member of Center Point Baptist Church. He was a blood donor earlier in his life and had decided in 2004 to donate his body to Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport for research and learning. He also donated his corneas in hope that others may see. Mr. Dye is preceded in death by his father, Emmett G. Dye; his mother, Mable Marie Reames Dye Denton; and his stepfather, Ray Denton. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl who was his best friend, caregiver, and helpmate; his sons, John Lee, Robbie and wife Robyn, and Donnie; his beloved pets, Sport and Taz; his brother, Eddie Ray Dye and wife Glenda; sister, Glenda Smith and husband Gary; sister, Sheila Spangler and husband Loyd; granddaughter, Destiny Black; grandson, Jacob Dye; daughter, Kim Gresham and husband Roy; granddaughters, Sunni and Jordan; daughters, Kathryn and Michelle Hollis; granddaughter, Brittany Glascock; and grandson, Brayden Wesley Hollis. John and his family want to express their heartfelt thanks for the care and tenderness provided to him by exceptional people whose loving care extended his life and family joy much longer than expected, Dr. Barry Weinberger, Lisa "Baby" Johnson, and all the nursing staff of Oncology Associates, Radiation Department of the Northeast Louisiana Cancer Center at Glenwood Hospital and Dr. Marshall and Wendy and the other caring staff too numerous to mention. Thank you for your gift to us. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Walthall, Jarvin Albritton, Kevin Albritton, Dave Kent, James Traylor, Ray Traylor, and Jimmy Chandler. Special thanks to all the employees of The Kitchen Cafι and board members of the round table. John's final wishes were for his family and friends to come together and joyfully celebrate his life. "Smile for me and share a fond memory for I leave this world with a clear mind and spirit to be with my Heavenly Father." In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Center Point Baptist Church, 608 Winnfield Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. EVELYN FRANCES YOUNG Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Frances Young, 86, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday November 13, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Rev. Rick Crandall will officiate. Interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Young was born July 29, 1922 in Drew Community, LA and passed away November 10, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She was a member of McClendon Baptist Church West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband Henry Hiram Young; parents Victor Spillers and Ada Aulds Spillers; son Mark Young; granddaughters Dyanna Ankeny and Heather Nicole Young. Mrs. Young is survived by her daughter Dorothy Yvonne Hires; sons Roy Neil Young and wife Melanie, Curtis Wayne Young and wife Kathy; daughter-in-law Rita Young; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

Virginia Williams Furr, 84
DELHI — Virginia Williams Furr, owner and operator of a needle work shop, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Silver Cross Cemetery, Tallulah. Visitation is 1 p.m. Thursday until service time at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Carl Wallace King Jr., 73
RAYVILLE — Carl Wallace King Jr., a principal, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Crowville Masonic Cemetery.

Edward Earl Lockwood, 79
RAYVILLE — Edward Earl Lockwood, employee of Coast Butane, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in Start Cemetery, Start.

Peggy G. Moncrief, 69
VIDALIA — Peggy G. Moncrief, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.

SWARTZ — Jack Thompson, a retired heavy equipment operator with Texas Gas, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Loch Arbor Cemetery.

Russell Wesberry, 84
GILBERT — Russell "Big Daddy" Wesberry, a farmer, died Monday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Eureka Baptist Church, Gilbert. Visitation is today at the church until service time. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Andrews, John D.: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Pensacola Memorial Gardens, Pensacola, Fla.
Bagwell, Marion: 2 p.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Brooks, Florida Beatrice: 1 p.m. today, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Monroe.
Cole, Linda: 11 a.m. Saturday, Liberty Christian Fellowship, Monroe.
Cooper, Brian Stevenson: 10 a.m. Friday, Angelus Funeral Home, Los Angeles.
Foss Sr., Robert E. "Bob": 10 a.m. Saturday, Eagles Nest Church, West Monroe.
Hemphill, Elizabeth Henry: 10 a.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.
Hill, Lucy Mae: 2 p.m. today, Hill Baptist Church, Oak Grove.
King Jr., Carl Wallace: 11 a.m. today, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Norman, Colleen: 1 p.m. Saturday, New Land Baptist Church, Bernice.
Smith, Justin: 2 p.m. today, St. John Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Strauss, Ernest M.: 2 p.m. Thursday, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.
Vivian, Edward: 11 a.m. Thursday, Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.
Wilson, Erwin A.: 10 a.m. today, Old Saline Cemetery, Saline.


November 13, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

FLOY BLALOCK COX Edmonds Funeral Home Jonesboro, LA Funeral services for Floy Cox, 90 of Jonesboro will be held on Friday, November 14, 2008, at 10:00 AM at Jonesboro United Methodist Church in Jonesboro. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Strawbridge. Interment will follow in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Mrs. Cox was born on May 18, 1918, in Quitman, LA, and passed away on November 11, 2008. She was owner and operator of Jonesboro Hardware and Gifts. She was a longtime member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church where she was Sunday School Superintendant for many years and was very active in all aspects of the church. Survivors include, one daughter, Sybil McDonald and husband Woody of Jonesboro, LA; two sons, Elmo M. Cox of Phoenix, AZ, and Scott Cox of Shreveport, LA; three grandchildren, Machaela Golden, Laura Boyett and Kristopher Cox, three step-grandchildren, Margo Maxwell, Melanie Shively and Michael McDonald and fifteen great-grandchildren.

G A EVANS Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral Services for Mr. G A Evans, 87, of Monroe, LA will be 2:00 PM Friday, November 14, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Andy Myrick officiating. Burial will follow at Loch Arbor Cemetery. Mr. Evans passed away on November 11, 2008. He was a retired salesman from Montgomery Wards. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rosa Mae Palmer Evans; son, Dale Evans and wife Darlene; two grandchildren, Darla Fisher and husband Bret, Dale Evans, Jr. and wife Kerrie; four great-grandchildren, Josh Evans, Kristin Evans, Cody Fisher, and Courtney Fisher; great-great-grandson, Slevin Andrew Evans; special nieces, Sherry Puckett, and Mary Jane Sikes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Dale Evans, Jr., Charlie Dean, David Bromley, Jerome Sikes, William Sikes, and Sidney Sikes. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MARVELYN COLE MCKENZIE Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA Marvelyn Cole McKenzie was born April 18, 1926 in Richardson, Texas and passed away in her home in Ruston Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the age of 82. She was a woman small in stature, but huge in courage and fought a courageous battle against chronic back pain and Parkinson's disease. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In 1970, she was told that she would be an invalid within two years due to her bad back. She started a stretching program, bought a Better Homes & Gardens magazine and taught herself to make macramι hangers for plants. She started a small business at her home where she sold plants and pots and hangers. She then opened a needlework shop in Bossier City called "Knots-n-Needles". After 12 years, she sold the business and went to work at Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport as a volunteer in the One Day Surgery Department. They liked her so much that they made her an employee and she retired at the age of 75. She moved to Ruston in 2003. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and when no longer able to attend, she would sit on her couch, which she called her "pew", and watch the services on television. Thanks to Brother Jerry Hilbun and Andy Hurst for your prayers and visits. Mrs. McKenzie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. McKenzie of Benton. She is survived by her daughter, Marion Folk and "son" Tommy Folk of Ruston; a son, Robert McKenzie, Jr., and wife Donna of Benton, LA; a sister, Icie Manis and brother-in-law Johnny of Shreveport; nephews Johnny Bill Manis, Ralph Manis, and Todd Manis; niece Penny Manis; grandchildren Laurie Trainor of San Antonio, TX, Leigh Ann Andrews of Choudrant, Jason Albritton of Choudrant, Pattie Aulds of West Monroe, Amanda Wheeler of Bossier City and Robbie McKenzie of Benton; great-grandchildren, Christopher Andrews, Logan Murphy, Anna Albritton, Abigail Wheeler, Ali Grant, Gunner Terry and Brody Aulds. The family wishes to thank "Mrs. Macks" caregivers, Marsha Young, Heather Burroughs, LaTonya Jackson, Phyllis Jackson, Bobbie Carter and Karman Carr, who cared so lovingly for her during her last days and weeks. She called you her angels. Thanks to her friends Linda Harris and Ellerwease Lewis. She loved and appreciated your visits so much. Thanks to Dr. David Osafo for his loving care. The entire team of Hospice of Caring Hearts has been wonderful to us, and gives new meaning to the words "Comfort-Care". Also, special thanks is given to Liza Humphries. There are no words to adequately express appreciation and gratitude to Mary Carol Vidrine of Hospice of Caring Hearts for her sweet and loving care of our mother. Angels come in many forms, and we have been blessed by many. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale St., Memphis, Tennessee, 38105-2794, in honor of Olan Weaver. Online condolences may be sent to the family atwww.kilpatrick funeralhomes.com

MURIEL JUANITA CHANDLER Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA A remembrance of the life of Muriel Juanita Shaw Chandler, age 81, of Ruston, will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, November 14, 2008 at Temple Baptist Church of Ruston with Rev. Dale Oden and Dr. Rick Byargeon officiating, Burial will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Juanita was born January 8, 1927 in Ruston, LA and went home to be with the Lord on November 11, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William Preston Chandler. Juanita graduated from Chatham High School, Chatham, LA in 1944. She attended Louisiana Tech University and worked at the Minden Shell plant until the end of World War II. After the war until 1960 she worked at Cupps Drug's, now the Corner Drug Store. In 1960 she became one of the first women in Ruston to open her own business, "Chandler's Toys and Gifts" which became "Chandler's School Supplies" in the mid seventies. In the 80's she combined her business with her husband's Chandler's Furniture and worked together until 1995. As if two businesses weren't enough, her hobby of decorating cakes became another. She stayed busy baking birthday and wedding cakes, as well as catering weddings and banquets until she no longer could physically. She also was church hostess at Temple Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Ruston. She was a life long member of Temple Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling and was fortunate enough to travel most of the world becoming a collector of keepsakes from every country she visited. Her favorite keepsakes were china, crystal, dolls and angels. Another one of her passions was visiting and cooking for the elderly which always brought a smile to her face. She is loved and going to be missed not only by her family, but by many friends in the community. She is survived by two children: Billy C. Chandler and his wife Betty of Ruston, LA and Brenda Chandler Brister and her husband Mike of Ruston, LA. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Bobby Chandler, Leslie Brister, and Lane Brister, all of Ruston, LA, Jessica Love Howard and husband Chris of Flower Mound, TX, and Joshua Love of Spokane Washington; along with two brothers: A.W. "Bud" Shaw and wife Dale of Vernon, LA and A.C. "Sug" Shaw and wife Patsy of Ruston, LA; one sister: Ann Shaw Rhodes and husband Jay of Bossier City, LA; several nieces, nephews, and a host of close friends. Pallbearers will be Mabry Elliott, Rel Shaw, Edward "Shorty" Shaw, Billy Milton Shaw, Randy Funes, Kenny Brister, and Dr. Jack Cox. Honorary Pallbearers will be Aubrey Simmons and Kirk Reynolds. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M Thursday November 13, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

ROSALIE P. "RO RO" REEVES FARRAR FUNERAL HOME Farmerville, LA. Funeral services for Mrs. Rosalie P. "Ro Ro" Reeves, 66, of Farmerville will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at D'Arbonne Church of Christ in Farmerville with Bro. Terry Baze officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Church of Christ Cemetery, Marion, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mrs. Reeves, a home-maker,died Nov. 11, 2008.She is preceded in death by her mother: Josepha Mesa Pace, father: Manuel Aguigui, step-father: Robert Pace and brother: Antonio Aguigui. Survivors include her husband, Samuel J. Reeves, Sr. of Farmerville;2 sons: Samuel J. Reeves, Jr. of Farmerville and Robert Allen Reeves and his wife, Ginger of Calhoun, GA;1 daughter: Teresa R. Caskey and her husband, Teddy of Farmerville; 7 grandchildren:Justin Caskey, Chad Caskey and his wife, Adriane, Heather Caskey, Alyssa Reeves, Dylan Reeves, Chris Reeves and Victoria Reeves; 3 sisters: Annie Sablan and her husband, Benny of Guam; Bernie Duenas of Oklahoma City, OK; and Yvonne Cruz of Guam. 1 brother: Richard Aguigui of Guam and a host of other relatives. Pallbearers are Glen Post III, Lyndon Carpenter, Dane Raymond, Cullen Smith, Ryan Willis and Tommy Smart. Honorary pallbearers are Drew Baze, James McGee, Mark Elliott, Sr. and Kasey Kelley. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com.

RUTHELLE R. HIGHTOWER Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Mrs. Ruthelle R. Hightower, 80, passed away on Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2008. Mrs. Hightower was a long time resident of Junction City, AR and currently resided in West Monroe. Mrs. Hightower was an avid gardener and a member of First Baptist Church of West Monroe. She is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Hightower, owner and operator of Hightower Angus Farms in Junction City, AR. A graveside memorial service for Mrs. Hightower will be held at a later date in Roselawn Cemetery of Junction City, Arkansas with Bro. Bruce Cardin officiating. Survivors include her sons, Charles D. Hightower and wife Liam of Castle Rock, CO and Bruce E. Hightower and wife Vicki of Ridgeland, MS; daughters, Janie Hightower Alfred and husband David of Freeport, FL and Terri Hightower Gallien and husband Kirk of West Monroe; cousins, Margaret Templeton and Charles Spooner both of Junction City, LA; and five grandchildren, Brian Alfred, James Travis Hightower, Alison Alfred, Jared Kirk Gallien, and Grant Edward Gallien. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Hospice of Louisiana. Memorials may be made to Kiroli Park or to the Humane Society. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Ollie Mae Aaron, 89
OAK GROVE — Ollie Mae Aaron, a homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services are 3 p.m. today at Forest Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until noon today at the funeral home.

Lanell Andrews, 76
BASTROP — Lanell Andrews, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Central Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Marvin Applin, 87
JONESVILLE — Marvin Applin, retired, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Carolyn Curry Crawford, 66
Carolyn Curry Crawford, of West Monroe, an Acclaim Insurance agent, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Myrtis Brown Flint, 90
DELHI — Myrtis Brown Flint, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Delhi. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Park Cemetery, Delhi.

George W. Golemon, 91
George W. Golemon, of West Monroe, owner of South Grand Street Texaco Station, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery, West Monroe.

Maybelle Telford Grafton, 90
RUSTON — Maybelle Telford Grafton, a professional seamstress, died Saturday. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ruston Church of Christ. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston.

Linda Sue Haye, 65
ROCKY BRANCH — Linda Sue Poole Haye, a cafι manager, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Jimmy Ray May, 71
Jimmy Ray May, of West Monroe, retired from the Ouachita Parish School Board and the Louisiana National Guard, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

David Lee Pipes Jr., 32
LAFAYETTE — David Lee Pipes Jr., an offshore electrician, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun.

Catherine R. Polk, 96
Catherine R. Polk, of Monroe, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.


November 14, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MARIE SOBONYA YOUMANS Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Marie Sobonya Youmans, 90, of Monroe, will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, November 15, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. Bruce Rux officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery in Terre Haute, IN. Mrs. Youmans died Wednesday, November 12, 2008. She was an active member and past president of Mon Amie Newcomers Club, a charter member of Northeast Dance Club, and Pine Hills Country Club. Survivors include her husband, Max L. Youmans of Monroe; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan Sobonya Everett and Ed Everett of Monroe; a stepdaughter, Karen Youmans; stepson, Steve and Kathy Youmans and their daughter, Megan Rose; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. PAULINE BEARDEN TAYLOR Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Bearden Taylor, 98 of Downsville, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at Holmesville Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Whitman will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Taylor was born August 26, 1910 in Downsville, LA and went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 12, 2008 in Monroe, LA. She was a member of Holmesville Baptist Church. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband James Sherwood Taylor on April 4, 2000, a son Garvis Taylor and a sister Aline Baker. Mrs. Taylor is survived by daughters Jean Stancil Smith and Sue Istre both of West Monroe; 7 grandchildren; Billie Jean Stancil Christy and husband, J.C., Jimmy Mack Stancil and wife Mollie, Suzette Taylor Rowell and husband Johnny, Buddy Taylor and wife Betty, Mark Taylor and wife Trish, Teresa Taylor Cove and husband Scott, Jamie Taylor and wife Stephanie; brother, Elhanon Bearden, sister, Dorothy Brantley, brother, Garland Bearden, sister, Eula Mae Smith, sister, Genell Meacham, and sister-in-law Reita Cockrell; 9 great- grandchildren, 8 great- great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great- grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Mack Stancil Sr., Jimmy Mack Stancil Jr., Ronnie Stancil, Buddy Taylor, Jamie Taylor, Mark Taylor, Johnny Rowell and Scott Cove. Visitation will be Friday, November 14, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

ROBERT E. "BOB" FOSS, SR. 1938-2008 Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, Pensacola, FL Robert "Bob" Foss joined his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008. He was born in Pensacola FL on June 10th 1938, along with his twin brother Richard B. Foss to Jacob Foss and Velma Bosso Foss. Bob grew up loving the outdoors and playing basketball for Catholic High School, where he was a member of the All-State Team in 1956 and 1957. He was all smiles when holding a fishing rod or swinging a golf club. Besides his great love for his family, Bob held the furniture business close to his heart. He was a man of high ideals, integrity and honor. One could look upon the face of Toni Foss and his family, and know that Bob knew how to love, how to cherish, how to show compassion, and how to live with great passion. After graduating in Marketing from Florida State University, Bob went to work with Sears; where he moved through the ranks with his good friend Charlie Dunaway. Over the next 16 years there, Bob would learn the ropes of the furniture business, which would prove to be a lifelong passion. He moved to Monroe, Louisiana in 1979 to enter the furniture business. For over 29 years to follow, Bob woke each day looking forward to what it would hold. Bob provided well for his family; owning furniture stores in Louisiana and Florida, and as a co-owner of Frenchman?s Bend Golf & Country Club. He believed firmly in his roles as provider, generous giver, and protector; and held high the idea of leaving his children an inheritance. His legacy to them proved to be one of great reward, in the natural and spiritually. Robert Edward Foss Sr. was husband to his life?s love Rose M. "Toni" Foss for 48 years. They have two children; Robert Foss Jr. and his wife Regina of Sarasota, FL and Lisa Renee Foss Hicks and her husband Dr. Scott Hicks of Monroe, LA. His life will be celebrated and passing grieved by many, including sisters Geraldine Barker and her husband Dick of Pensacola, FL and Connie Rowe and her husband Lt. Cmdr. Denny Rowe of Royal Palm Beach, FL, and twin brother Richard "Bernie" Foss and his wife Carol of Pensacola, FL. Bob loved and will be deeply missed by his five grandchildren; Michele Foss, Jake Foss, Josh Foss, Conner Hicks and Courtney Hicks. Also very close to his heart were many cherished friends that he made throughout his life. Bob?s passing was celebrated on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church. Entombment was held in the Holy Cross Mausoleum in Pensacola, FL. There will be a memorial service Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church in Monroe, LA. During Bob's last days, he remained a strong protective husband, father and friend; electing to have a procedure that could help him stay with his loved ones longer. The care he received from the Doctors and Nurses at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center was wonderful. Particular compassion was shown to Bob by Dr. Melody Sherwood, a three-year resident that tended him most. A memorial has been established with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and donations can be sent to: UAB Gift Record AB1230, 1530 Third Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0112.

Ollie Mae Aaron, 89
OAK GROVE — Ollie Mae Aaron, a homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services are 3 p.m. today at Forest Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until noon today at the funeral home.

Lanell Andrews, 76
BASTROP — Lanell Andrews, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Central Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Marvin Applin, 87
JONESVILLE — Marvin Applin, retired, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Carolyn Curry Crawford, 66
Carolyn Curry Crawford, of West Monroe, an Acclaim Insurance agent, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Myrtis Brown Flint, 90
DELHI — Myrtis Brown Flint, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Delhi. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Park Cemetery, Delhi.

George W. Golemon, 91
George W. Golemon, of West Monroe, owner of South Grand Street Texaco Station, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery, West Monroe.

Maybelle Telford Grafton, 90
RUSTON — Maybelle Telford Grafton, a professional seamstress, died Saturday. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ruston Church of Christ. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston.

Linda Sue Haye, 65
ROCKY BRANCH — Linda Sue Poole Haye, a cafι manager, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Jimmy Ray May, 71
Jimmy Ray May, of West Monroe, retired from the Ouachita Parish School Board and the Louisiana National Guard, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

David Lee Pipes Jr., 32
LAFAYETTE — David Lee Pipes Jr., an offshore electrician, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun.

Catherine R. Polk, 96
Catherine R. Polk, of Monroe, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.


November 15 , 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

LOUISE BRANTLEY PILGREEN Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA Funeral service for Mrs. Louise Brantley Pilgreen, age 85, of Farmerville, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, November 17, 2008 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Farmerville, LA with Dr. Connie Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA. Mrs. Pilgreen was born June 10, 1923 and passed away November 13, 2008 in Ruston, LA. She is preceded in death by her husband Loyd A. "Tot" Pilgreen. She is survived by her daughter: Nancy Kerkering of Schertz, TX; son: James Allen Pilgreen of Farmerville, LA; granddaughters: Kimberly Boone of Woodbridge, VA, Carey Newton of Stafford, VA; great grandchildren: Emily and Sean Boone, and Rachel Newton. Pallbearers will be Clyde Tucker,Wayne Odom, Ray Hammons, Clyde Gandy, Daniel Farrar, and Tommy Williams. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Monday November 17, 2008 at the Church. Memorials may be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

CAROLYN CURRY CRAWFORD (MAW CAROLYN) Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Carolyn Curry Crawford (Maw Carolyn) 66, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, November 16, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Bro. Milton Pray will officiate. Interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Calhoun, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Crawford was born February 16, 1942 in Monroe, LA and lost her 4 year battle with cancer on November 13, 2008. Carolyn was a life long resident of West Monroe. She was a retired insurance agent and worked in insurance for over 40 years. She loved her family and shared with her husband a love for country western music. She was an avid bass guitar player and also enjoyed playing the piano. Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Dock C. Curry and Vernice McDaniel (Bill) Curry and her sister Irene Curry Campbell. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Joe Homer Crawford of West Monroe, LA; 2 children, Joey Crawford and wife Hope of West Monroe, LA. and Doug Crawford of West Monroe, LA; her five grandchildren, Josh Crawford, Dallas Singleton, Chris Crawford, Carter Crawford and Seth Crawford; her sister, Ginger Gulett and husband Jim of West Monroe, LA and a host of nieces, nephews and brother and sister-in-laws. Carolyn held close to her heart a host of close friends. The Crawford family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Marion, Dr. Mills, the nurses and staff of the LSU Oncology Department in Monroe, LA. Special thanks also to the nurses and staff at Patients Choice Hospice. Your patience, dedication, and care were greatly appreciated. And finally thank you to the sitters who spent time caring for her in her last days. Pallbearers will be: Robert Kelly, Jr., Tommy Kelly, Justin Malone, Toby Burnett, Bobby Fletcher, Jay Hicks and Buddy Jordan. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

DAVID LEE PIPES, JR. Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral service for Mr. David Lee Pipes, Jr., 32, of Lafayette, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 16, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. W.A. "Dub" Massey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Calhoun, LA. David was a devoted and loving father. He worked offshore as an electrician. Survivors include his wife, Tracy Pipes; children, C.J. and Marty Pipes; mother, Rita Massey and husband Larry; sister, Denise Bell and husband Mike; two step sisters, Melanie Groves and husband Todd and Staci Raborn and husband Don; mother in-law, JoAnn McGee and husband Robert; brother in-law, Brad McGee; grandparents, Elmer and Ursuline Poss; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to the Jake Owen Raborn Foundation and St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

GLEN FLEMING POST JR. Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA Funeral service for Mr. Glen Fleming Post Jr., age 80, of Farmerville, LA will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday November 16, 2008 at Darbonne Church of Christ in Farmerville, LA. Officiating the service will be his Grandson Luke Post. Interment will follow at Port Union Cemetery in Farmerville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Mr. Post was born August 24, 1928, and passed away November 14, 2008 following a brief illness. Mr. Post was a member of Darbonne Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rachel and Glen Post, Sr, and brother: Ben F. Post. Mr. Post graduated from Marion High School in 1945. A recognized athlete, he attended college on an athletic scholarship and excelled in football, baseball, and boxing. He went on to play in the Big Eight Baseball League where he earned the MVP award for five years. He signed a contract to play for the Detroit Tigers but decided to marry his sweetheart, Mary Turbeville, and stay in north Louisiana. In addition to his degree in education from Louisiana Tech, he earned a Masters in School Administration from the University of Arkansas. He became a teacher and coach at Bernice High School for two years and coached fifteen years at Marion High School. He won numerous district championships and a number of state championships in baseball and basketball. He eventually became director of North Central Vocational Technical College from which he retired. He then owned and operated a food businesses in Farmerville, Louisiana, for almost thirty years. Big Daddy was an elder at the Darbonne Church of Christ where he loved and was loved by many. He had an amazing number of friends and influenced the lives of many over the years. He was an avid deer hunter and loved spending time in the woods hunting and preparing to hunt. Big Daddy loved his family dearly, and he will leave a void that will be difficult to fill. His family, though, is confident that he has gone to be with the Lord whom he loved greatly. He is survived by his wife Mary Turbeville Post, son: Glen Post III, and wife Cynthia of Farmerville; daughters: Mary Kay Lee and husband Ricky, Judy Orten and husband Jamie, and Jeanie Carpenter and husband Lyndon all of Farmerville, LA.; grandchildren: Rich Lee and wife Holli, Brad Post and wife Ashley, Luke Post and wife Olivia, Mary Louisa Lee McMahon and husband Brodie, Matt Post and wife Lisa, Julie Orten Smith and husband Cullen, JoJo Orten Willis and husband Ryan, Landon Bain Carpenter, and Joe Chandler Carpenter, and soon to be born, Jennalyn Carpenter, and eleven great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Joe Pickle, Tommy Futch, Ronny Blazier, Jimmy Blake, Ray Alexander, Dwight Long, David Post, and John D.Turbeville. Honorary Pallbrearers will be J.A. Auger, Dr. Guthrie Jarrell, Thurmon Webb, men of the Darbonne and Fairview churches of Christ. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday November 15, 2008 at Darbonne Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

LINDA SUE HAYE Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Sue Poole Haye, 65, of Farmerville, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, November 16, 2008, at Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Bro. Paul Carter and Bro. Don Thornton will officiate. Interment to follow at Rocky Branch Church Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Haye was born December 16, 1942, in Catahoula Parish, LA and passed away November 13, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Haye was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother who spent 25 years as a homemaker before entering the school food service industry. She retired from Rocky Branch Elementary School as a food service manager. She was a charter member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church. While in high school, Mrs. Haye achieved the honor of being named "All-State" in basketball. Mrs. Haye loved to paint, cook for her family and she had a love for all children. She was preceded in death by parents, Cary Surveal Poole and Elizabeth Octavia Whitehead and one sister, Odeatrice "Dee" Powell. Mrs. Haye was survived by her husband of 45 years Nickey Haye; two sons, Chris Haye, wife Stephanie, and Greg Haye, wife Lisa; one daughter, Nicole Satterwhite, husband Chris; 7 grandchildren, Colin Haye, Alex, Damian, and Marisa Haye, Christopher, Cory, and Alyssa Satterwhite; two brothers, Wayne Poole, wife Donna, Dean Poole, wife Mary Ann; three sisters, Elaine Poole, husband Clifford, Reba Randall, husband Thad, and Ruby Dannehl, husband Ricky; brother-in-law, Maurice Powell; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be J.C. Ainsworth, Jerrel Gates, Robert Gates, Elton Pardue, Gene Reeves and Allen Dale Pace. Visitation will be Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MARY ARTIE GARRISON MILLER Young's Funeral Home Ferriday, LA Funeral services for Artie Garrison Miller, 95, of Sicily Island will be at 1:00 P M, Saturday, November 15, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Sicily Island with her son, Rev. B K . Miller, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 P M Friday at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday and 11:00 A M until time for the service at First Baptist Church on Saturday. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery out of Sicily Island. Mrs. Miller was born August 10, 1913, in her parents' house on the Hill Road out of Sicily Island and was one of five children. Two survive her today: Edgar Garrison of Sicily Island and Annie Lee Kuchinskas of Ft. Lauderdale, FL 96. Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, B K Miller, Sr., her parents, Eugene and Annie Garrison; sisters, Joe Francis Peck and Eunice Enright; and a brother, Clarence Garrison. Survivors are her three children: Joy Vaught and her husband, Gordon, of Jena; Charles Miller and his wife, Evelyn, of Sicily Island; and B K Miller, Jr. and wife, Martha Ann, of Ruston. Her grandchildren are Mary Eva Windham and husband, Scott of Jena; Christy Stillwell and husband Matt, of Shreveport; Charlene Miller of Shreveport; Byron Miller, III and wife Cynthia of Nederland, TX; Michelle Hammock and husband David of McKinney, TX. Her great grandchildren are Cameron and Amanda Windham of Jena, Aiden Stillwell of Shreveport, Victoria, Morgan, and Kinsey Miller of Nederland, TX, and Zachary, Lindsay, and Braeden Paul of McKinney, TX. She is affectionately known by all of these as "Mamaw" Miller. Mrs. Miller was raised on a farm where everyone in the family had their share of chores each day. She enjoyed sharing stories with her family about her growing-up days. She went to school on a horse-drawn school wagon. After high school, she attended Northwestern State College for one year in the business curriculum. Her early house was a wood frame structure with no electricity, no inside plumbing or running water, and a wood-burning stove on which she cooked. Refrigeration was the old "ice box." The ice man delivered a block of ice and set in the box. She bought groceries from a rolling grocery store. Live chickens were often held in a caged box for sale or bartering. She made her profession of faith and was baptized at Pine Hill Baptist Church out of Sicily Island. Later she moved her membership to First Baptist Church in Sicily Island after her family moved into town. During some of that time, she taught Sunday school. Other activities included membership in the Eastern Star, and she served as secretary for the Catahoula Council on Aging. After her husband's death in 1986, she lived alone in Sicily Island, but her last several years were lived in the Mary Anna Nursing Home in Wisner. While there she was well cared for, and her family wishes to thank all those employees for loving and ministering to the needs of our "Mamaw Miller." Mrs. Miller will be remembered as one of the most enjoyable persons to be around. She always saw the bright side of any situation and was able to make others smile and laugh. Thanks to all who loved her and helped make her life an enjoyable one. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Highland Park Cemetery, First Baptist Church, or a charity of choice.

Ollie Mae Aaron, 89
OAK GROVE — Ollie Mae Aaron, a homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services are 3 p.m. today at Forest Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until noon today at the funeral home.

Lanell Andrews, 76
BASTROP — Lanell Andrews, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Central Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Marvin Applin, 87
JONESVILLE — Marvin Applin, retired, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Carolyn Curry Crawford, 66
Carolyn Curry Crawford, of West Monroe, an Acclaim Insurance agent, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Myrtis Brown Flint, 90
DELHI — Myrtis Brown Flint, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Delhi. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Park Cemetery, Delhi.

George W. Golemon, 91
George W. Golemon, of West Monroe, owner of South Grand Street Texaco Station, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery, West Monroe.

Maybelle Telford Grafton, 90
RUSTON — Maybelle Telford Grafton, a professional seamstress, died Saturday. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ruston Church of Christ. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston.

Linda Sue Haye, 65
ROCKY BRANCH — Linda Sue Poole Haye, a cafι manager, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Jimmy Ray May, 71
Jimmy Ray May, of West Monroe, retired from the Ouachita Parish School Board and the Louisiana National Guard, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

David Lee Pipes Jr., 32
LAFAYETTE — David Lee Pipes Jr., an offshore electrician, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun.

Catherine R. Polk, 96
Catherine R. Polk, of Monroe, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.


November 16 , 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

CAROLYN EDWINA HOWARD Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Memorial Services for Mrs. Carolyn Edwina Howard, 85, of Monroe, LA will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 17, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA with Rev. Warren Eckhardt officiating. Mrs. Howard was born to Christopher and Maude Gregory Tillman in Mangham, LA and passed away on November 12, 2008 in Monroe, LA. She was a member of North Monroe Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Howard; siblings, Sybil Johnson, Myrtis "Sister" Reese, and J. C. Tillman. She is survived by daughter, Theresa Wilkinson; sister, Beth Ellerbe; special niece and nephew, Claudia Banks and Dr. Michael Boykin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 17, 2008, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

GLEN FLEMING POST JR. Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA Funeral service for Mr. Glen Fleming Post Jr., age 80, of Farmerville, LA will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday November 16, 2008 at Darbonne Church of Christ in Farmerville, LA. Officiating the service will be his Grandson Luke Post. Interment will follow at Port Union Cemetery in Farmerville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Mr. Post was born August 24, 1928, and passed away November 14, 2008 following a brief illness. Mr. Post was a member of Darbonne Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rachel and Glen Post, Sr, and brother: Ben F. Post. Mr. Post graduated from Marion High School in 1945. A recognized athlete, he attended college on an athletic scholarship and excelled in football, baseball, and boxing. He went on to play in the Big Eight Baseball League where he earned the MVP award for five years. He signed a contract to play for the Detroit Tigers but decided to marry his sweetheart, Mary Turbeville, and stay in North LA. In addition to his degree in education from Louisiana Tech, he earned a Masters in School Administration from the University of Arkansas. He became a teacher and coach at Bernice High School for two years and coached fifteen years at Marion High School. He won numerous district championships and a number of state championships in baseball and basketball. He eventually became director of North Central Vocational Technical College from which he retired. He then owned and operated a food businesses in Farmerville, LA, for almost thirty years. Big Daddy was an elder at the Darbonne Church of Christ where he loved and was loved by many. He had an amazing number of friends and influenced the lives of many over the years. He was an avid deer hunter and loved spending time in the woods hunting and preparing to hunt. Big Daddy loved his family dearly, and he will leave a void that will be difficult to fill. His family, though, is confident that he has gone to be with the Lord whom he loved greatly. He is survived by his wife Mary Turbeville Post, son: Glen Post III, and wife Cynthia of Farmerville; daughters: Mary Kay Lee and husband Ricky, Judy Orten and husband Jamie, and Jeanie Carpenter and husband Lyndon all of Farmerville, LA.; grandchildren: Rich Lee and wife Holli, Brad Post and wife Ashley, Luke Post and wife Olivia, Mary Louisa Lee McMahon and husband Brodie, Matt Post and wife Lisa, Julie Orten Smith and husband Cullen, JoJo Orten Willis and husband Ryan, Landon Bain Carpenter, and Joe Chandler Carpenter, and soon to be born, Jennalyn Carpenter, and eleven great grandchildren. Sisters, Lucille Grogan of Denver, CO and Peggy Post Albritton of Farmerville, LA; brother Ray Post of Farmerville, LA. Pallbearers will be Joe Pickle, Tommy Futch, Ronny Blazier, Jimmy Blake, Ray Alexander, Dwight Long, David Post, and John D.Turbeville. Honorary Pallbrearers will be J.A. Auger, Dr. Guthrie Jarrell, Thurmon Webb, men of the Darbonne and Fairview churches of Christ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

KEVIN EARL SMITH CLEVELAND, TEXAS Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA Funeral services for Kevin Earl Smith, 42, formerly of Downsville, LA will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 17, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Brother Mike Devillier. Interment will follow at Downsville Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Kevin was born in Monroe, LA on March 25, 1966 and passed away on November 13, 2008 in Cleveland, TX as a result of an automobile accident. He was currently employed as a sales associate with Wal-Mart. Kevin was a 1984 graduate of Downsville High School and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Forestry and Parks & Recreation. He was the first Eagle Scout of Troop Number 62 of Downsville. Kevin loved his wife and sons dearly. He was the best "daddy" two boys could have and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends both in TX and LA. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Alvin Fox and Nellie C. Willis; Wilburn and Allie Smith; mother-in-law, Mary Sheridan, and nephew Derek Holbron. He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Elizabeth Sheridan Smith and two sons, Michael Earl Smith and Jeremy Ryan Smith; parents, James and Joyce Smith; brother, Jamie Smith and wife Jennifer all of Downsville; father-in-law, William Sheridan and wife Emily of Carrollton, TX; brother-in-law,William "Bill" Sheridan, Jr. and wife Lisa of Ruston, LA; nephews, Dane Holbron and Alvin Dean Smith of Downsville, LA. Pallbearers are Bill Sheri dan, Stacy Jones, DeWayne Pauley, Ronald Crawford, Mike Lazenby, and Edward (Bubba) Fail. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Sunday, November 16, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Online condolences maybe sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MARJORIE HELEN DAY WYANT Riser Funeral Home Columbia, LA Services for Marjorie Helen Day Wyant, 72, of Columbia will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 17, 2008 from the Chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Jimmy Goodman and Rev. Stan Wyant Officiating. Interment will follow in Holum Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening, November 16, 2008 at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Marjorie a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and family matriarch passed away November 14 at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe. Mrs. Wyant was happily married for 54 years to James Earl Wyant, who passed away earlier this year. Marjorie was born May 22, 1936 in Columbia, LA to Marjorie Day (Crooks) and Marshall "Dick" Day. Marjorie is survived by her mother, Marjorie Day Crooks of Columbia, three children, sons Dr. Chapman Lee Wyant and wife Diane of Little Rock, AR, Dr. Glen Ray Wyant and wife Dr. Mary Wyant of Colleyville, TX, daughter Tracey Lane Wyant of Germantown, MD. Brothers "Dick" Day, Jr. and wife Libby of Shreveport, LA, Tom Day and wife Martha of Lafayette, LA, Sisters JoAnn Thompson and husband Paul Thompson of Columbia, LA and Terri Day. Grandchildren Clay Hudson Wyant and Abby Leigh Wyant of Little Rock, AR, Patricia Purcell and husband Josh Purcell of Dallas, TX, David Winters of Galveston, TX, Rachel Marie Wyant and Rebecca Liza-Michelle Wyant of Colleyville, TX. Great grandson, Christopher Lane Purcell of Dallas, TX. Marjorie was an active member of Holum Baptist Church in Holum, LA. She was active in the adult Sunday school class and served in the Awana children's ministry at the church. She was also a long time member of College Place Baptist Church in Monroe where she served many years teaching the 12 year old Sunday school class as well as singing in the choir. Mrs. Wyant possessed a very strong work ethic and was currently employed by Hawkins-Brunson Tax Service in Columbia. Marjorie was an avid reader and pursued self education with a passion. Though she married before finishing high school she later completed the GED. An advocate for learning and education she was particularly proud that her three children all graduated from college and obtained advanced degrees. She worked many years ensuring that her daughter Tracey, who was deaf, obtained an education in the public schools. The family expresses heartfelt thanks to all relatives and friends who prayed for, supported and visited Mrs. Wyant during her hospital stay. Online condolences may be sent at www.riserfuneral homes.com

MYRTIS BROWN FLINT Cox Funeral Home Delhi, LA Mrs. Myrtis B. Flint was born on October 3, 1918 at home near Mangham, LA the second of ten children. She married Lawrence Leroy Flint on April 10, 1937 and together they made their home in the Dunn area of Richland Parish where she raised her loving family. She is preceded in death by her husband; a son, SPC E4Troy Lee "Bill" Flint US Army; a great grandson, William James Lawrence Stakelum; her parents, Monroe Edward Brown and Annie Adella Nobles Brown; four brothers, Randle Rundell Brown, Ervin Gene Brown, Monroe Noble Brown, and Edward Ray "Jack" Brown; and one sister, Pearlie Weems. She is survived by a daughter, Irma Lee Flint Perryman and husband Floyd Mac of Calhoun, LA; two sons, James Roy Flint and wife Kim of Laneville, TX, and Jackie Lynn Flint and wife Gloria of West Monroe, LA. She is also survived by eight grand children and two great grandchildren; Rachel Lee Perryman Stakelum and husband James Lee, Roy Mac Perryman and wife Robin; Christy Lynn Flint and Donald Faves, Jacqueline Marie Flint, Sgt. James Corbett Flint USMC, James Edward Flint and wife Kelli, Cody Ray Flint and wife Holly, Tiffany Haynes Flint, Drew Skylar Faves and Hannah Marie Faves; one brother, Erwin Cecil Brown and wife Beth of Baskin, LA; three sisters, Myrtle Haire and Jewel Dear both of Rayville, LA, and Edna Southall of Archibald, LA; three sisters-in-law, Emiko Brown of Rayville, LA , Joyce Brown of Monroe, LA and Sybil Brown of Baskin, LA and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 17, 2008 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Congregation, 158 Cross Road, Delhi, LA . Bro. Huey Hughes and Bro. Mark Singleman will deliver the funeral discourse. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Park Cemetery south of Delhi. Visitation will be held from 5 P.M.- 8 PM, Sunday, November 16, 2008 at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi. Pallbearers will be Roy Mac Perryman, James Corbett Flint, James Edward Flint, Cody Ray Flint, Thomas Edward Haire and Terry Haire. To leave a message of condolence to the family please visit our web site at www.coxfuneral.com.

SALLIE ANN DEBEN HUNT Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA Salle Ann deBen Hunt passed away November 14, 2008 in Ruston, LA, after a brief illness. She was born on July 29, 1936, in New Orleans,LA, the daughter of John Milton deBen and Alice Blessey Deben. She attended Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans. She married Wesley S. Shafto, Jr. in 1958 in New Orleans and moved to Monroe LA, where they resided for many years. She loved her hometown of New Orleans, flowers, gardening, fishing at her camp in Cocodrie, LA, traveling and she had an exceptional gift for cooking and entertaining. She was preceded in death by her parents, John M. deBen and Alice Blessey deBen, a daughter, Alice Neville Shafto, her first husband, Wesley S. (Bobby) Shafto, Jr, and a brother, John Milton deBen Jr. She is survived by her husband, Alex T. Hunt, Jr., whom she married in 1994 and shared fourteen wonderful and happy years. She is also survived by her daughter, Sallie deBen Shafto of Monroe, her son, Wesley S. Shafto, III, his wife Jennifer and grandson, Hudson Wesley Shafto and Cole Skender all of Monroe. She is also survived by members of the Hunt family, Davis and Sandra Hunt, Tommy Hunt, Trott and Karen Hunt, Jimmy and Ann Hunt and their children. Her family wishes to thank the many lifelong and devoted friends who were kind and caring of their actions, thoughts, prayers and friendship. The family is very appreciative of the care and treatment she received by the physicians and staff of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, Memorial services are incomplete at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4464, Houston, TX, 77210-4464, or Louise S. McGehee School, 2343 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

SYBLE RODGERS EASTERLING Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Syble Rodgers Easterling will be held Monday, November 17th, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, with Jamie Wilhite officiating. A grave side service will be held at 3:30 P.M. at Good Hope Cemetery, Good Hope, MS with Rev. Brad Moak presiding. Mrs. Easterling was born January 23, 1920 in Hayes, MS. She passed away Friday, November 14, 2008 at Landmark Nursing Home, West Monroe, LA. Singing was a big part of her life. She was part of a gospel quartet, led the choir at times at Good Hope Baptist Church and enjoyed going to gospel singings with her friends. Later, Mrs. Easterling became a member of Trinity Baptist Church of West Monroe. She enjoyed sewing and quilting with her sisters. She was a wonderful cook and nothing pleased her more than preparing meals for her children and grandchildren in her home. In her earlier years, she played High School basketball but was a fan of all sports. Her favorite pastime over the past few years was listening to her West Monroe Rebels on the radio. She was known throughout her life for her wonderful sense of humor and fun loving spirit. Even after the disease of Alzheimer's took over her mind the staff and residents at Landmark enjoyed seeing her doing a dance with her walker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry L. Easterling, son, Jerry R. Easterling, son in law, Leon Billings, two sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her sons, Charles Easterling and wife Nita of Alexandria, LA, Mack Easterling of West Monroe, LA, Mickey Easterling and wife Ann of West Monroe, LA, and Gary Easterling and wife Becky of Brandon, MS, Daughters, Liz Billings of West Monroe, LA, Henrietta Futch and husband Gary of Monroe, LA, and Debbie Kimbro & husband Bob of Gretna, LA, 11 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great, Great, Grandchild, Sisters, Judy Bennett of West Monroe, LA, and Chloe Mann of Salem, OR, Sister in laws, Darine Rogers of West Monroe, LA and Jo Howard of Lena, MS and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Landmark Nursing Home for the love and care they gave to her for the last two and a half years. Also, we would like to thank Premier Hospice Care that took such special care of her and especially her nurse, Brandy. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael Billings, Keith Billings, Greg Futch, Kevin Futch, Ricky Easterling, Wade Kimbro, and Drew Kimbro. Visitation will be at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, Sunday, November 16th, from 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Ollie Mae Aaron, 89
OAK GROVE — Ollie Mae Aaron, a homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services are 3 p.m. today at Forest Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until noon today at the funeral home.

Lanell Andrews, 76
BASTROP — Lanell Andrews, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Central Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Marvin Applin, 87
JONESVILLE — Marvin Applin, retired, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Carolyn Curry Crawford, 66
Carolyn Curry Crawford, of West Monroe, an Acclaim Insurance agent, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Myrtis Brown Flint, 90
DELHI — Myrtis Brown Flint, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Delhi. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Park Cemetery, Delhi.

George W. Golemon, 91
George W. Golemon, of West Monroe, owner of South Grand Street Texaco Station, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery, West Monroe.

Maybelle Telford Grafton, 90
RUSTON — Maybelle Telford Grafton, a professional seamstress, died Saturday. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ruston Church of Christ. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston.

Linda Sue Haye, 65
ROCKY BRANCH — Linda Sue Poole Haye, a cafι manager, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Jimmy Ray May, 71
Jimmy Ray May, of West Monroe, retired from the Ouachita Parish School Board and the Louisiana National Guard, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

David Lee Pipes Jr., 32
LAFAYETTE — David Lee Pipes Jr., an offshore electrician, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun.

Catherine R. Polk, 96
Catherine R. Polk, of Monroe, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.


November 17, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

IRENE SIMMONS SMITH Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Simmons Smith, 93, of Monroe, LA will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 18, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Smith passed away Saturday, November 15, 2008. She was a member of Lakeshore Baptist Church. She was a member of Louise L. McGuire Chapter O.E.S. of Monroe, LA. She was a retired teacher of the Ouachita Parish School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Smith. Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews and her best friends and neighbor, Ruby and Jim Coats. Pallbearers will be James Lowery, James Henry Patterson, Tilton Patterson, Ricky Patterson, Junior Robertson, Clifford Daniels, Gerald Gooden, and Wayne Waddell. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. The family would like to thank Hospice of Louisiana and the staff of Avalon Place for the wonderful care of Mrs. Irene. Memorials may be made to Lakeshore Baptist church or your favorite charity. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

J IMMY RAY MAY Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral service for Jimmy Ray May, 71, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday November 18, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun, LA. Mr. May was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict and retired from the National Guard. He also was retired from the Ouachita Parish School Board and was a building contractor. Mr. May loved race cars and racing and was a big fan of West Monroe High School football. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Survivors include his wife, Shirley May; son, Jimmy D. May and wife Bethany; daughter, Brenda Jackson and husband Todd; grandchildren, Danielle Stevenson and husband Markus, Jeffery May and wife Caitlin, T.J. Jackson; great grandchildren, Breanna and Briley Stevenson; sisters, Jo Ann Wyles, Geraldine Causey and husband John, and Nellie Kirkham and husband James; sister-in-law, Joyce Adams and husband Robert; brothers-in-law, Richard McDonald and wife Sharon, and Charles McDonald and wife Peggy; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends; and side kick Tinker. Pallbearers will be Jeffery May, T.J. Jackson, Dabne Adams, Steve Howard, James King and Daren Fuller. Honorary Pallbearers will be Markus Stevenson, Jerry Brown, Tommy McClain, Jason Howze and Bob Howze. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MILDRED MOYERS "POODLE" MAGEE Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro LA Mildred Moyers "Poodle" Magee of Winnsboro, LA died Sunday, November 16, 2008. She was 83 years of age. Born April 20, 1925 in Crowville, LA., she was the daughter of Jesse Harden Moyers and Ida Belle Purvis Moyers. She is survived by her daughter, Gayla Magee Stevens and husband Barry of Winnsboro, LA, son Mickey Landis Magee and wife Audra of Ferriday, LA, son-in-law Russ Morrow of Monroe, LA, grandchildren, Jessie S. Hamby and husband Rett of Ruston, LA, Jenny S. Juneau and husband John of Ruston, LA, Jackie Stevens of Ruston, LA, Laura Morrow, Caroline Morrow, Matthew Morrow and Mark Morrow all of Monroe, LA and Brooke Magee, Glaston Magee and Garrett Vincent all of Ferriday, LA. She is also survived by sisters Jean Fletcher and Nell Walley both of Winnsboro, LA, sister-in-laws Rose Moyers of Abilene, TX formerly of Orange, TX and Majorie Moyers of Monroe, LA formerly of Delhi, LA, brother-in-law Rev. Joe Solomon of Monroe, LA and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Landis L. Magee, and daughter, Lisa Magee Morrow. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Ethel Elosie "Bunchie" Solomon, Cleo Henderson and Mary Neal Chovanec and brothers Clyde Moyers and Albert Moyers. Mrs. Magee was a graduate of Crowville High School. She spent her life taking care of her family. She loved the Lord and professed her faith in Jesus Christ at an early age. "Poodle" as she was known by all her family and friends, loved to read her bible, crochet and work in the yard. Visiting with family and friends always provided her with enjoyment. She filled her visitors with laughter as she told stories from her life or talked about current events. Visitation for "Poodle" will be from 10:00 A.M. until noon, Monday, November 17, 2008 at Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro. A graveside service at Crowville Masonic Cemetery in Crowville, LA celebrating her homecoming, will be that afternoon at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Johnny Hankins officiating. Pallbearers will be Gene Carron, Mike Ellerbe, Kelly Martin, Russ Morrow, Guy Smith, and Gene Thompson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.gillfirstnational.com

Charlotte M. Arceneaux, 64
VIDALIA — Charlotte Anne Martin Arceneaux, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chase Cemetery, Chase.

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Yoma Cannon, 90
Yoma Cannon of West Monroe, a retired dietitian, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Emma Claire Cathey, infant
Emma Claire Cathey, the infant daughter of Jessica Cathey of Monroe, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ira J. Criss, 55
DELHI — Ira J. Criss, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater One Christian Fellowship Church, Delhi. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Friday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Delhi.

Lamar Dowling, 84
SIMSBORO — Lamar Dowling, a farmer, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Simsboro First Baptist Church, Simsboro. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Simsboro City Cemetery.

DeCinter Farley, 95
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — DeCinter Farley, formerly of Vienna, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Jackie Haye, 74
Jackie Haye of Monroe, a retired minister, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Annie Nell Jackson, 76
LANCASTER, Texas — Annie Nell Jackson, formerly of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church, Alto. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday with family hour from 7-8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Audrey M. Johnson, 67
JONESVILLE — Audrey M. Johnson, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Ackland Creek Baptist Church, Jonesville. Arrangements are under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Early Jones Jr., 44
OAK GROVE — Early "Junior" Jones Jr., a welder, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Gerald D. King, 34
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Gerald D. King, a laborer, died Nov. 12. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Providence High School auditorium, Lake Providence. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in Gaither Memorial Cemetery.

Celia Jones Knox, 99
OAK RIDGE — Celia Knox, a homemaker, died Nov. 15. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Alexandria No. 1 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.

Johnnie Lawrence, 76
Johnnie Lawrence of Monroe, a retired city of Monroe employee, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Galilee Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

Solomon Newson Sr., 80
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Solomon Newson Sr., a feed and seed laborer, died Friday. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at King Solomon Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Friday at Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Felton Payne, 85
FARMERVILLE — Felton Payne, died Nov. 14. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Farmerville Recreation Center, Farmerville. Burial will be in Gum Springs Cemetery, Farmerville, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Homer.

Mable C. Ratcliff, 87
MONTEREY — Mable Emma Crouch Ratcliff, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Eva Church of God. Visitation is today until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Ruth Murphy Sullivan, 72
DENHAM SPRINGS — Ruth Murphy Sullivan, a retired senior adviser, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in New Chapel Hill Cemetery, West Monroe.

Estus L. Turner, 53
BASTROP — Estus L. Turner, a commercial painter with Brock Service Painting of Monroe, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Allen Wade, 76
LARTO — Allen Wade, a heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Larto Baptist Church, Larto. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Pease Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Previously acknowledged
Bennett, Sheila Stockman: 10 a.m. Friday, Sibley Cemetery, SibleyFields, Henry: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe.
Griffith, Julia Reece: 11 a.m. today, Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Gilbert.
McKenzie, Eloise: 2 p.m. today, Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Polk, Catherine R.: 1 p.m. Friday, University Church of Christ, Monroe.
Shoulder, William "Billy": 11 a.m. Friday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Thompson, Nellie Louise: 2 p.m. today, Silver Cross Cemetery, Tallulah.


November 18, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

PATSY GREER DANIELS Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Patsy "Pat" Greer Daniels, 79, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Hasley Memorial Pavilion with Rev. C. Ray Owens Jr. and Rev. Bill Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels was a member of Claiborne United Methodist Church. She retired as an insurance sales representative. Survivors include her son, Rev. Bob Daniels and wife Melinda of Franklin, OH; and numerous cousins. Pallbearers will be Robert Charles Payne, Andrew Beck Payne, Jerry Miller, Billy Wilhite, Jimmy Greer, and Curtis Rape. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children's Home. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

PATSY GREER DANIELS Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Patsy "Pat" Greer Daniels, 79, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Hasley Memorial Pavilion with Rev. C. Ray Owens Jr. and Rev. Bill Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels was a member of Claiborne United Methodist Church. She retired as an insurance sales representative. Survivors include her son, Rev. Bob Daniels and wife Melinda of Franklin, OH; and numerous cousins. Pallbearers will be Robert Charles Payne, Andrew Beck Payne, Jerry Miller, Billy Wilhite, Jimmy Greer, and Curtis Rape. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children's Home. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Charlotte M. Arceneaux, 64
VIDALIA — Charlotte Anne Martin Arceneaux, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chase Cemetery, Chase.

Yoma Cannon, 90
Yoma Cannon of West Monroe, a retired dietitian, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Emma Claire Cathey, infant
Emma Claire Cathey, the infant daughter of Jessica Cathey of Monroe, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ira J. Criss, 55
DELHI — Ira J. Criss, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater One Christian Fellowship Church, Delhi. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Friday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Delhi.

Lamar Dowling, 84
SIMSBORO — Lamar Dowling, a farmer, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Simsboro First Baptist Church, Simsboro. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Simsboro City Cemetery.

DeCinter Farley, 95
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — DeCinter Farley, formerly of Vienna, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Jackie Haye, 74
Jackie Haye of Monroe, a retired minister, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Annie Nell Jackson, 76
LANCASTER, Texas — Annie Nell Jackson, formerly of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church, Alto. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday with family hour from 7-8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Audrey M. Johnson, 67
JONESVILLE — Audrey M. Johnson, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Ackland Creek Baptist Church, Jonesville. Arrangements are under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Early Jones Jr., 44
OAK GROVE — Early "Junior" Jones Jr., a welder, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Gerald D. King, 34
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Gerald D. King, a laborer, died Nov. 12. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Providence High School auditorium, Lake Providence. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in Gaither Memorial Cemetery.

Celia Jones Knox, 99
OAK RIDGE — Celia Knox, a homemaker, died Nov. 15. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Alexandria No. 1 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.

Johnnie Lawrence, 76
Johnnie Lawrence of Monroe, a retired city of Monroe employee, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Galilee Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

Solomon Newson Sr., 80
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Solomon Newson Sr., a feed and seed laborer, died Friday. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at King Solomon Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Friday at Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Felton Payne, 85
FARMERVILLE — Felton Payne, died Nov. 14. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Farmerville Recreation Center, Farmerville. Burial will be in Gum Springs Cemetery, Farmerville, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Homer.

Mable C. Ratcliff, 87
MONTEREY — Mable Emma Crouch Ratcliff, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Eva Church of God. Visitation is today until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Ruth Murphy Sullivan, 72
DENHAM SPRINGS — Ruth Murphy Sullivan, a retired senior adviser, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in New Chapel Hill Cemetery, West Monroe.

Estus L. Turner, 53
BASTROP — Estus L. Turner, a commercial painter with Brock Service Painting of Monroe, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Allen Wade, 76
LARTO — Allen Wade, a heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Larto Baptist Church, Larto. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Pease Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Previously acknowledged
Bennett, Sheila Stockman: 10 a.m. Friday, Sibley Cemetery, Sibley.
Fields, Henry: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe.
Griffith, Julia Reece: 11 a.m. today, Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Gilbert.
McKenzie, Eloise: 2 p.m. today, Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Polk, Catherine R.: 1 p.m. Friday, University Church of Christ, Monroe.
Shoulder, William "Billy": 11 a.m. Friday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Thompson, Nellie Louise: 2 p.m. today, Silver Cross Cemetery, Tallulah.


November 19 , 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ELOISE MCKENZIE Brown-Holley Funeral Home Rayville, LA Funeral services for Eloise McKenzie, 71, of Rayville will be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel in Rayville with Bro. Jimmy Pelly, Bro. Floyd Duchesne, and Bro. Jimmy Wright officiating. Burial will follow in McKnight Cemetery, Holly Ridge, LA. Mrs. Eloise was born September 29, 1937 in Delhi and passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 in Monroe. Mrs. McKenzie was a member of Rayville Church of God. She was preceded in death by her son, Donnie McKenzie; parents, Sidney and Sarah Harris; sisters, Jo and Bea. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, John E. McKenzie of Rayville; 2 daughters, Cindy Townsend and husband, Scott of Houma, LA and Sarah Lowery of West Monroe; 3-sons, Calvin McKenzie and wife, Amy of Start, Mike McKenzie and wife, Rachel of Start, and Drew McKenzie and wife, Jennifer of Rayville; 2-brothers, Billy Ray "Hot Shot" Harris and wife, Lisa of Archibald and Sidney James Harris and wife, Cindy of Dumas, AR; stepmother, Lucille Crain of Holly Ridge; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Mike McKenzie, Chad Townsend, Chuck Stephenson, Doug Sullivan, Tommy Chatham, and Kenny Allen. Honorary Pallbearers are all the Men of Rayville Church of God. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Wednesday at the funeral home. To leave condolences for the family go online to www.brownholleyfuneral homes.com

EMMA CLAIRE CATHEY Mulhearn Funeral home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Emma Claire Cathey, infant daughter of Jessica Cathey of Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, November 20,2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Lindle Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Emma graced this earth for only 2 short months. During this time she affected so many lives, doctors, nurses, therapists, hospital workers and especially all of those vast friends and family. Emma was too precious for this earth, God called her home. Now she is one of His most perfect angels and will never be forgotten. Survivors include her mother, Jessica Cathey; grandparents, Mike and Ellie Loflin, and Mark and Kelly Cathey; great grandparents, Glenda and David Powell, Joe and Kathy Young, and Sandra and Buddy Lewis; two aunts, Christina Casey and husband Brandon, and Robin Allison and husband Brad; and Uncle William Loflin and wife Krystal. Pallbearers will be Brandon Casey, William Loflin, Chad Prather and Bruce Stroud. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Young and Ronnie Watkins. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Online Registration/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MISSING YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY ALBERTA JACKSON DYER 11/19/27 - 10/28/08 Daughter, Chetamor Crawford; Son, Tracy Dyer (Tracy Ann); Grand children, Andre', Adam, Amanda, Andrea Brother, Jonathan Jackson; Nieces, Linda, Sylvia, Roslyn, Michelle Extended Family, Ethel Belt, Bessie Davis, Mary Nelson, Carl & Amanda Robinson, The John L. Russell, Sr. Family

MRS. RUTH MURPHY SULLIVAN Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Murphy Sullivan, 72, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, November 20, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Rev. Rylan Grimmer will officiate. Interment to follow New Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Sullivan was born December 4, 1935 in Bienville Parish and passed away November 16, 2008 in Denham Springs, LA. She was retired from the West Ouachita Senior Center of the City of West Monroe and was a longtime employee of Bond's Bakery in Monroe. Mrs. Sullivan was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Denham Springs, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Daniel Lavell Sullivan and her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Murphy. Mrs. Sullivan is survived by four daughters; Martha Jean and husband Delton Rice of Crossett, AR., Cynthia and husband Glenn Fuller of Denham Springs, LA, Sherie and husband Greg James of Pine Bluff, AR, Shelia and husband Kirk Saxon of Melissa, TX; brothers, Clifton and wife Glenda Murphy of West Monroe, LA and Johnny Murphy of Westwego, LA and sister, Martha Bell Sloan of West Monroe, LA and 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jesse Knight, Michael Knight, Mark Walle, Wade Saxon, William Guyton and Rusty Lavender. Visitation will be held Wednesday November 19, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

REMEMBERING YOUR BIRTHDAY EULOS DYER, JR 11/19/30 - 8/19/08 Children: Charles Dyer, Tracy Dyer & Euleshia Dyer Johnson Grandchildren: Adam, Andrew, Amanda & Andrea Dyer, Rauland & Raleshia Johnson.

Charlotte M. Arceneaux, 64
VIDALIA — Charlotte Anne Martin Arceneaux, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chase Cemetery, Chase.

Yoma Cannon, 90
Yoma Cannon of West Monroe, a retired dietitian, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Emma Claire Cathey, infant
Emma Claire Cathey, the infant daughter of Jessica Cathey of Monroe, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ira J. Criss, 55
DELHI — Ira J. Criss, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater One Christian Fellowship Church, Delhi. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Friday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Delhi.

Lamar Dowling, 84
SIMSBORO — Lamar Dowling, a farmer, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Simsboro First Baptist Church, Simsboro. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Simsboro City Cemetery.

DeCinter Farley, 95
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — DeCinter Farley, formerly of Vienna, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Jackie Haye, 74
Jackie Haye of Monroe, a retired minister, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Annie Nell Jackson, 76
LANCASTER, Texas — Annie Nell Jackson, formerly of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church, Alto. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday with family hour from 7-8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Audrey M. Johnson, 67
JONESVILLE — Audrey M. Johnson, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Ackland Creek Baptist Church, Jonesville. Arrangements are under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Early Jones Jr., 44
OAK GROVE — Early "Junior" Jones Jr., a welder, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Gerald D. King, 34
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Gerald D. King, a laborer, died Nov. 12. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Providence High School auditorium, Lake Providence. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in Gaither Memorial Cemetery.

Celia Jones Knox, 99
OAK RIDGE — Celia Knox, a homemaker, died Nov. 15. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Alexandria No. 1 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.

Johnnie Lawrence, 76
Johnnie Lawrence of Monroe, a retired city of Monroe employee, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Galilee Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

Solomon Newson Sr., 80
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Solomon Newson Sr., a feed and seed laborer, died Friday. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at King Solomon Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Friday at Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Felton Payne, 85
FARMERVILLE — Felton Payne, died Nov. 14. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Farmerville Recreation Center, Farmerville. Burial will be in Gum Springs Cemetery, Farmerville, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Homer.

Mable C. Ratcliff, 87
MONTEREY — Mable Emma Crouch Ratcliff, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Eva Church of God. Visitation is today until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Ruth Murphy Sullivan, 72
DENHAM SPRINGS — Ruth Murphy Sullivan, a retired senior adviser, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in New Chapel Hill Cemetery, West Monroe.

Estus L. Turner, 53
BASTROP — Estus L. Turner, a commercial painter with Brock Service Painting of Monroe, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Allen Wade, 76
LARTO — Allen Wade, a heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Larto Baptist Church, Larto. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Pease Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Previously acknowledged
Bennett, Sheila Stockman: 10 a.m. Friday, Sibley Cemetery, Sibley.
Fields, Henry: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe.
Griffith, Julia Reece: 11 a.m. today, Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Gilbert.
McKenzie, Eloise: 2 p.m. today, Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville
Polk, Catherine R.: 1 p.m. Friday, University Church of Christ, Monroe
Shoulder, William "Billy": 11 a.m. Friday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Thompson, Nellie Louise: 2 p.m. today, Silver Cross Cemetery, Tallulah.


November 20, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ELIZABETH ANN JACKSON Kilpatrick Funeral home West Monroe, LA Graveside services will be held for Elizabeth Ann Jackson, 68, of Houston, TX on Saturday, November 22, 2008, at 2:00 P.M., at St. Paschal's Cemetery, West Monroe, LA. Rev. Joel Brackett will officiate under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Elizabeth was born October 5, 1940 in Monroe, LA daughter of Etherham Goodin and Lilly Russell Goodin and passed away in Houston, TX October 31, 2008. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dan Jackson Sr.; daughter, Renee Jackson of Houston, TX; 2 sons, Dan Jackson Jr. and wife Lisa, and Roland Jackson of Houston.; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; one brother, Floyd Goodin and wife Elsa of Gulfport, MS. and many nephews and nieces. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

ELOISE MCKENZIE Brown-Holley Funeral Home Rayville, LA Funeral services for Eloise McKenzie, 71, of Rayville will be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel in Rayville with Bro. Jimmy Pelly, Bro. Floyd Duchesne, and Bro. Jimmy Wright officiating. Burial will follow in McKnight Cemetery, Holly Ridge, LA. Mrs. Eloise was born September 29, 1937 in Delhi and passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 in Monroe. Mrs. McKenzie was a member of Rayville Church of God. She was preceded in death by her son, Donnie McKenzie; parents, Sidney and Sarah Harris; sisters, Jo and Bea. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, John E. McKenzie of Rayville; 2-daughters, Cindy Townsend and husband, Scott of Houma, LA and Sarah Lowery of West Monroe; 3-sons, Calvin McKenzie and wife, Amy of Start, Mike McKenzie and wife, Rachel of Start, and Drew McKenzie and fiancι, Jennifer of Rayville; 2-brothers, Billy Ray "Hot Shot" Harris and wife, Lisa of Archibald and Sidney James Harris and wife, Cindy of Dumas, AR; stepmother, Lucille Crain of Holly Ridge; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Mike McKenzie, Chad Townsend, Chuck Stephenson, Doug Sullivan, Tommy Chatham, and Kenny Allen. Honorary Pallbearers are all the Men of Rayville Church of God. To leave condolences for the family go online to www.brownholleyfuneral homes.com

ELWYN C. LYLES MANGHAM, LA Mulhearn Funeral Home Winnsboro, LA Services for Mr. Elwyn C. Lyles, 76, of Mangham, LA will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 21, 2008 at Mangham Baptist Church in Mangham, with Rev. Rick Aultman and Rev. Jimmy Eppinette officiating. Burial will follow in Gwin Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro, LA. Mr. Lyles passed away, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro. Mr. Lyles was a retired high school teacher and administrator for 30 years. During this time, he served as science teacher at Winnsboro High School and principal at Mangham High School and Franklin Academy. He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and a veteran for the United States Army. After retiring from the educational field, Mr. Lyles worked as an X-ray technician for Abraham Medical Clinic. He was an active member of Mangham Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the F.E. Lyles Memorial Scholarship Fund by contacting Barbara Thompson at Franklin State Bank in Winnsboro, LA. Survivors include: Wife: Mrs. Frances Deggans Lyles of Mangham, LA.Daughters: Debbie Lyles and Suzana Robertson of Winnsboro, LA.Son and Daughter-in-Law: Elwyn and Angel Lyles of Pineville, LA. Grandchildren: Leslie, Lauren, Lynden and Laine Lyles, Zach and Zadiee Waller. Sister-in-Law: Mrs. Marylin Sanders of Rayville, LA.Brother-in-Law, James Dear of Bush and Uncle, Leo Cheek of Mangham, LA.Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Extended Family: Mrs. Violet Robertson, Bill, Jim, and Bobbie Bruce. Pallbearers are: Bill Bruce, Jim Bruce, Joe Lyles, Danny Hendrix, Edwards Roberts, Keith Pruitt, John Lee Natt, and Althan Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Leo Cheek, J. T. Tims, Lloyd Torrey, Orville Lewis, Fred Douciere, Fred Dunham, Rufus Smith, and the Mangham Baptist Church Adult Men's Sunday School Class. Mr. Lyles will always be remembered for his dedication for molding teenagers into adults during his years in the field of education. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 20, at Mangham Baptist Church. Online Condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

HAZEL HERINGTON BOYETT Riser Funeral HOME Columbia, LA Services for Mrs. Hazel Herington Boyett, age 80 of Columbia, will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 21, 2008 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia Interment will follow at the Beech Creek Cemetery in Olla. Visitation will be Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia. Mrs. Boyett was born on February 4, 1928 in Crowville to the union of James Edward and Vera Maggie Chapman Herington and passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. Mrs. Boyett was a member of Woolen Lake Church of God in Hebert and a seamstress for Boyett and Sons Manufacturing Shop and retired from Selig's Manufacturing. She was also a member of the Steel Mill Worker's Union in Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Lee Roy Boyett, son; Donnie Melvin, Sr., daughter; Sally Ann Patrick, two brothers; James Daniel Herington and Curtis Bazel Herington and granddaughter; Jennifer Boyett. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law; Stevie Lee and Sabrina Boyett of Homer, Jerry and Kay Boyett of West Monroe and Duncan and Janet Boyett of Hebert, three daughters and sons-in-law; Judy and Robert Gambino of Monroe, Debbie and Charles Kenworthy of Hebert and Martha and Kenneth "Speck" Graham of Hebert, brother and sister-in-law; James Edward Jr. and Cleo Herington of Goldbeach, OR, sister; Vergie Brown of Monroe, twenty-six grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and two special friends; JoAnn Welch and W.C. Sellers. Pallbearers will be Stevie Boyett, Jerry Boyett, James Powell, Jimmy Cotton, Kevin Patrick, Daren Patrick, Rusty Patrick and Mike Patrick. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Roy Boyett, Eddie Duchesne, Jackie Boyett and Ricky Wilson. Online condolences may be made at www.riserfuneralhomes. com.

MRS. ELOISE HUTCHERSON JONES Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside Services for Mrs. Eloise Hutcherson Jones, 87, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 21, 2008 at the Hasley Cemetery with Rev. Mark Fenn officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Jones was born on February 28, 1921 in Danville, VA and passed away at the Landmark Nursing Center in West Monroe, LA on November 18, 2008. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 63 years. During that time, Mrs. Jones taught Sunday School for 35 years. Mrs. Jones has been a resident of West Monroe since 1945. She is preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Riley Jones; parents, four brothers, and four sisters. Survivors include her children, Pat Avant and husband, George of West Monroe, LA and Steve Jones and wife, Frances of Calhoun, LA; five grandchildren, Angie Pardue of West Monroe, LA, Kay Traina of North Richland Hills, TX, Eddie Avant of West Monroe, LA, Tracey Cassels of Monroe, LA and Matt Jones of Baton Rouge, LA; ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to the charity of your choice. Online Condolence/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. MALINDA PATTON CROMWELL BARTON Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral Services for Mrs. Malinda Patton Cromwell Barton, 46, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 22, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA with Rev. Johnnie Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in the Bosco Cemetery. Mrs. Barton was born on March 3, 1962 and passed away on November 18, 2008 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ellis and Barbara Patton and husband Craig Barton. Survivors include her children, Michael Cromwell and wife Crystal, John Cromwell and wife KK, Thomas Cromwell and Ashley Brown; step-children, Craig Barton and wife Leslie and Michael Jeremy Barton; grandchildren, Mikayla, Gage and Shelby Cromwell, Megan, Molly, Chloe and Michael Cain Barton, Cason and Gavin Cromwell, Avery Evans and Zander and Alex Goodwin; her life-time love Mike Cromwell; sister, Susie Sellers; brothers, Ralph, Dennis and Donny Patton; special aunt, Betty French. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Pallbearers will be Bobby English, Derek Minto, Jason Cheramie, Lavelle Lowery, Jeremy Mayes and Jeremy Foster. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Charlotte M. Arceneaux, 64
VIDALIA — Charlotte Anne Martin Arceneaux, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chase Cemetery, Chase.

Yoma Cannon, 90
Yoma Cannon of West Monroe, a retired dietitian, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Emma Claire Cathey, infant
Emma Claire Cathey, the infant daughter of Jessica Cathey of Monroe, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ira J. Criss, 55
DELHI — Ira J. Criss, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater One Christian Fellowship Church, Delhi. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Friday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Delhi.

Lamar Dowling, 84
SIMSBORO — Lamar Dowling, a farmer, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Simsboro First Baptist Church, Simsboro. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Simsboro City Cemetery.

DeCinter Farley, 95
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — DeCinter Farley, formerly of Vienna, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Jackie Haye, 74
Jackie Haye of Monroe, a retired minister, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Annie Nell Jackson, 76
LANCASTER, Texas — Annie Nell Jackson, formerly of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church, Alto. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday with family hour from 7-8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Audrey M. Johnson, 67
JONESVILLE — Audrey M. Johnson, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Ackland Creek Baptist Church, Jonesville. Arrangements are under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Early Jones Jr., 44
OAK GROVE — Early "Junior" Jones Jr., a welder, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Gerald D. King, 34
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Gerald D. King, a laborer, died Nov. 12. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Providence High School auditorium, Lake Providence. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in Gaither Memorial Cemetery.

Celia Jones Knox, 99
OAK RIDGE — Celia Knox, a homemaker, died Nov. 15. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Alexandria No. 1 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.

Johnnie Lawrence, 76
Johnnie Lawrence of Monroe, a retired city of Monroe employee, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Galilee Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

Solomon Newson Sr., 80
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Solomon Newson Sr., a feed and seed laborer, died Friday. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at King Solomon Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Friday at Brannum Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Felton Payne, 85
FARMERVILLE — Felton Payne, died Nov. 14. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Farmerville Recreation Center, Farmerville. Burial will be in Gum Springs Cemetery, Farmerville, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Homer.

Mable C. Ratcliff, 87
MONTEREY — Mable Emma Crouch Ratcliff, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Eva Church of God. Visitation is today until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Ruth Murphy Sullivan, 72
DENHAM SPRINGS — Ruth Murphy Sullivan, a retired senior adviser, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in New Chapel Hill Cemetery, West Monroe.

Estus L. Turner, 53
BASTROP — Estus L. Turner, a commercial painter with Brock Service Painting of Monroe, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Allen Wade, 76
LARTO — Allen Wade, a heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Larto Baptist Church, Larto. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Pease Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Previously acknowledged
Bennett, Sheila Stockman: 10 a.m. Friday, Sibley Cemetery, Sibley.
Fields, Henry: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe.
Griffith, Julia Reece: 11 a.m. today, Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Gilbert.
McKenzie, Eloise: 2 p.m. today, Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville
Polk, Catherine R.: 1 p.m. Friday, University Church of Christ, Monroe
Shoulder, William "Billy": 11 a.m. Friday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Thompson, Nellie Louise: 2 p.m. today, Silver Cross Cemetery, Tallulah.


November 21, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

DOROTHY SHIPP RAMSEY Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Shipp Ramsey, 81, of Monroe, LA will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Parkview Baptist Church of Monroe with Dr. E. Whit Holmes and Rev. Terry Barnes officiating. Interment will follow at Monroe Memorial Park under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe, LA. Mrs. Ramsey was born August 4, 1927 in Bosco, LA and passed away on November 19, 2008 at Monroe, LA. Mrs. Ramsey graduated from Ouachita Parish High School and Northeast Louisiana Junior College. Over her lifetime, she was a piano teacher, elementary teacher, homemaker, and real estate agent. She was active in many organizations including the Girl Scouts of America, Eastern Star, Chapter AK of P.E.O., Monroe Downtown Lions Club, Kaleidoscope, Daughters of the American Revolution and Junior League of Monroe. She belonged to Parkview Baptist Church and was a faithful member of the choir. Mrs. Ramsey was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Marvin O. Ramsey, Sr., her parents James Allen and Mattie Owens Shipp, brothers, James Marvin and Garland Allen Shipp and sister, Vivian Shipp Long. Mrs. Ramsey is survived by her children, Marvin Owen, Jr. and wife, Rhonda, Rebecca Ramsey Fleming and husband, Robert, and Sue Ramsey Rainer and husband, Bob. Her grandchildren are: Scott Rainer and wife, Casey, Sam Rainer, Rob Fleming and wife, Angela, Mollie Fleming and David Ramsey and wife, Brittany. She is also survived by 4 great grandchildren: Ramsey Kuhn, Audrey and Sarah Rainer, and Ashley Fleming. Pallbearers are Scott Rainer, Sam Rainer, Rob Fleming, David Ramsey, Harvey Gregg, Wayne Shipp and Donald Lee Davidson. Memorials can be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home in Monroe, Parkview Baptist Church in Monroe, or P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, 2710 Indian Mound Boulevard, Monroe, LA 71201. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, November 21, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Online condolences may be made to the family at kilpatrickfuneralhomes. com

ESTUS LEROY "HARDROCK" TURNER, JR . Cox Funeral Home Bastrop, Louisiana Funeral services for Mr. Estus Leroy Turner, Jr., age 53, of Bastrop will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 22, 2008 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmie Yocum officiating. Interment will follow at the Carter Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Friday evening November 21st at the funeral home. Estus Leroy Turner, Jr. was born September 11, 1955 and he died Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He was an Industrial Superintendent with Brock Services Ltd. of West Monroe. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and NASCAR. He was an avid Jeff Gorden fan. "Hardrock's" greatest love was his family especially his daughter and granddaughter. He is survived by his daughter Stephanie Turner and granddaughter, Alexia West both of Bastrop; his parents, Estus Leroy Turner, Sr. and Bea Lebrun Turner of Collinston; a brother, Tony Turner and wife Simone of Monroe; sister, Cindy Dispenza and husband Vince of Monroe; two nephews, Chris Nugent and Bryan Nugent; and two nieces, Jessica Turner and Joni Hinton and husband Mike. Serving as pallbearers are Wade Carruth, Gary Castleberry, Roger "Doc" Billings, Jimmie Don Spyker, Chris Nugent, Bryan Nugent, Charlie Bryant, and Kenneth Harrell. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Milliren and Richard Earl Boyte.

LAVON BURFORD Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Lavon Burford, 73, of Rocky Branch will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Dr. Pete Bradfield will officiate. Interment to follow at Rocky Branch Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Burford was born April 10, 1935 in Winnsboro, LA and went to be with the Lord November 20, 2008. She was an active member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church for many years where she loved and was loved by many. She was preceded in death by her husband Gary K. Burford, her parents, Daniel and Annie Honeycutt, sisters, Muriel Stringfellow, Claudie Ultzsch, Virgie Daigle and sister-in-law Juanita Taylor. Survivors include her dearest friend Bobby Ouchley; daughter, Janice Gates and husband Aubrey; sons, Dale Burford and wife Dianne, Keith Burford and wife Allyson; grandchildren; Janelle Snellings, Chad Burford, Travis and Josh Gates, Dylan, Amanda and Kaylee Burford; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Opal Newman and husband Bob, Edna Cook and Vonceil Bryan. Visitation will be held Friday, November 21, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rocky Branch Baptist Church Choir. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

JACKIE R. HAYE Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Jackie R. Haye, 74, of Monroe, LA will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 22, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel West Monroe, LA. Rev. Bill McCullin will officiate. Interment to follow at Rocky Branch Cemetery, Rocky Branch, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mr. Haye was born November 19, 1934 in Union Parish, LA and passed away November 19, 2008 in Monroe, LA. He was ordained minister serving churches throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas for over 41 years. Mr. Haye was an avid fisherman and his true love was his family. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Haye; daughters, Teressa Haye of Orlando, FL and Tina Houston and husband Ken of Monroe, LA; son, Jack Haye and wife Carol of Dallas, TX; 10 grandchildren; Vicki Bagshaw and husband Wayne, Ryan Houston, Grayson Haye, Austin Haye and wife Savannah, Caleb Haye, McCall Haye, Summer Haye, Sutton Haye, Nicholas Haye and Summer Houston.; 1 great-grandson, Joshua Stephenson; brother, Tommy Haye of West Monroe, LA; and a host of friends and loved ones. Visitation will be held Friday, November 21, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be sent to Sonny Holland Evangelism Outreach, P.O. Box 265, Clinton, LA 70722. Please indicate "Nicaraguan Children's Fund in honor of Jackie R. Haye" on your memorial gift. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

RITA ANN DEAL Monroe, LA A celebration of the life of Rita Ann Deal will be held at the family home of Greg and Anja Elias, Monday, November 24, 2008, at 6:00 P.M. Rita Ann Deal was born on October 27,1937 and passed away the evening of November 18, 2008. She lived a full and honorable life devoted to her family and friends. She was never happier than when she was at a game, play, or school event for her beloved grandchildren. Rita will always be remembered as a powerful woman whose strength was held in her complete love and support of the family and friends she cherished. Rita was predeceased by her parents Charles Zagone and Ann Sampognaro Zagone and her brother John Zagone. Rita Ann Deal is survived by her husband James Deal, their son Karl Deal, daughter Anja Ann Elias and her husband Greg Elias, along with her grandchildren, Lee Deal, Sydney Elias, Samuel Elias. In lieu of flowers make donations to the Cancer Institute of Monroe, Louisiana. The family extends their deep gratitude to Dr. Duke McHugh, Dr. Scott Barron and Hospice of Louisiana for all their kind and loving care of this wonderful woman and her family in their time of need.

WILLIAM CLARK "BILL" BAKER Bailey Mortuary, Inc. Plano, TX Funeral services for Mr. William Clark "Bill" Baker, age 69, will be held Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. in Salem Baptist Church with Dr. Scott Fenton and Dr. Don McCormick officiating and the Eulogy by Duncan McRae, Jr., his longtime friend and colleague. Interment will follow under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Plain Dealing, LA. Mr. Baker was born August 9, 1939 in Marion, LA and passed away November 16, 2008 in Plano, TX. He had been a resident of Plano, TX for the past 16 years and was a member of the Baptist faith. Mr. Baker was also a veteran of the US Army. He graduated from Marion High School in 1957 where he was an All Star Baseball Player. Immediately after high school he was asked to try out for the Brooklyn Dodgers. After returning home from his major league tryouts, he then entered into the Army and was stationed in Germany for three years. Upon his return, Bill began his twenty plus years at Melton Truck Lines. He then went on to work with several major trucking companies over the next ten years, taking his family to California and then back to his home state of Texas, where he ended his career with Landstar. He then started his own business in the late nineties, Baker Logistics, which is now run by his son Brad. Bill was a 32nd degree Mason. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Nell Huddleston Baker; sons, William C. "Bill", Jr. and wife, Kami of Parker, CO, William Bradley "Brad" Baker and wife, Lori of Plano, TX; daughter, Teresa Ball of Bossier City, LA; son-in-law, Ricky Ball of Doyline, LA; grandchildren, Zach Baker, Sydney Baker, Summer Chambers and husband, Kirk, Cody Ball; great grandchildren, Alexis and Garrett Chambers; brother, James Baker and wife, of Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Helen Hays of Monroe, LA; mother-in-law, Georgia Huddleston; brothers-in-law, Travis Huddleston & wife, Nell, Jerry Huddleston and wife, Linda; two nephews, Judd and Justin Baker; loving friend and caretaker, MaElena Saucedo and his faithful companion, Angel. Pallbearers will be Larry Waters, Charles SanAngelo, Gary Smoot, Sammie Craft, Billy Heid and Roger Downing. Honorary pallbearer will be Duncan McRae, Jr. Sign our online guestbook at www.baileymortuaries.com

WILLIAM JAMES BLACKSTOCK Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. William J. "Bill" Blackstock, 84, of West Monroe will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 22, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA with Rev. Jon Tellifero officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery. Mr. Blackstock was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Monroe and a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Bill retired from GMAC Finance Department. He served in the United States Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Chris Blackstock; daughters, Kay Storm and Jan Harville and husband, Richard; grandsons, Ben Elmore and Daniel Elmore; granddaughters, Jordan Harville, Mallory Harville, and Payton Harville; great granddaughter, Cailyn Elmore; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Lee Edwards, Lee Beard, Van Westbrook, Sonny McKee, Ron Poindexter, and Bill Province. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

YOMA LAWRENCE CANNON Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Phylonia Yoma Lawrence Cannon, 89, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 22, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Rev. Dub Massey will officiate. Interment to follow at Monroe Memorial Park Monroe, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Phylonia Yoma Lawrence Cannon was born January 11, 1919 in Franklin Parish and went to be with the Lord November 19, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She married Crissler J. Cannon on November 19, 1936 and had 4 children. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, crafts, and most of all her grandchildren. Yoma accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age. She was a member Oak Grove Baptist Church, she continued to be faithful to the Lord and prayed continuously. Yoma is preceded in death by her husband, Crissler J. Cannon, daughter, Gloria Ezell, son-in-law, Joel Ezell, great-great grandson, J. R. Ezell, grandson-in-law, Chris Winters, two brothers, and one sister. Those left to cherish her memories include her sons, Buddy Cannon and wife Faye, Joe Cannon and wife Virginia and one daughter, Phyllis Cannon Kerrigan and husband Mike. Also left to cherish memories include her sister, Doris "Tootsie" Trusty, and brother, Lloyd Lawrence; 10 grandchildren; Joy Ezell Eley and husband Billy, Jo-Jo Ezell and wife Wanda, Joey Cannon, Molly Cannon Winters, Steve Cannon, Danny Cannon and wife Amanda, Dawn Cannon, Summer Kerrigan Girod and husband Chad, Lance Kerrigan and wife Brittney; 10 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jo-Jo Ezell, Danny Cannon, Joey Cannon, Steve Cannon, Lance Kerrigan and Rob Pasero; Occupational Therapist and Special Friend Charles Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be C. J. Ezell and Caleb Winters. Visitation will be held Friday, November 21, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4 (KJV) Nanny spread your wings and fly, we will see you soon! Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

Malinda Cromwell Barton, 46
Malinda Patton Cromwell Barton of West Monroe, a caretaker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday until service time. Burial will be in Bosco Cemetery, Bosco.

Dewanna G. Beard, 47
Dewanna Gail Beard of West Monroe, an employee with K&M Construction, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Hazel Herington Boyett, 80
COLUMBIA — Hazel Herington Boyett, a seamstress for Boyett and Son's Manufacturing Shop and retired from Selig's Manufacturing, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Burial will be in Beech Creek Cemetery, Olla.

Juanita Lindsay Chapman, 91
TEXARKANA, Texas — Juanita Lindsay Chapman, formerly of Monroe, retired from the Council on Aging, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Clayton Cotten, 93
SICILY ISLAND — Clayton Cotten, retired from Louisiana Department of Transportation, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Sicily Island. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Sicily Island.

Holman E. Dacus, 90
TALLULAH — Holman E. Dacus, a retired farmer, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah. Visitation is noon today until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lake Providence.

DeCinter Farley, 95
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — DeCinter Farley, formerly of Vienna, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Vienna Cemetery, Vienna. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Lessie Smith Ford, 97
JONESVILLE — Lessie Smith Ford, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Free Methodist Church. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Paul Ray Howard, 43
Paul Ray Howard of West Monroe, a sandblaster and painter, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Elizabeth Ann Jackson, 89
HOUSTON, Texas — Elizabeth Ann Jackson, a homemaker, died Oct. 31. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paschal's Cemetery, West Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Early Jones Jr., 44
OAK GROVE — Early "Junior" Jones Jr., a welder, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Saturday until service time. Burial will be in Red Wing Cemetery, Oak Grove.

Eloise Hutcherson Jones, 87
Eloise Hutcherson Jones of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Gloria Neal Luttrull, 64
VIDALIA — Gloria Neal Luttrull, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Lilly Baptist Church. Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Elwyn Campbell Lyles, 76
WINNSBORO — Elwyn Campbell Lyles, a retired school principal, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mangham Baptist Church, Mangham. Burial will be in Gwin Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Helen Jane Marshall, 71
SIMSBORO — Helen Jane Marshall, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Walnut Creek Cemetery, Simsboro.

Noah 'Slick' Martin, 71
WINNSBORO — Noah J. "Slick" Martin, a cotton warehouse operator, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, Liddieville. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Liddieville.

Pauline May, 74
DALLAS, Texas — Pauline May, died Nov. 13. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, Delhi. Visitation is today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Sharon D. Perkins, 44
TALLULAH — Sharon D. Perkins died Saturday. Services are noon Saturday at First Kingdom Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be in Morning Rest Memorial Park, Tallulah.

Jimmy Wainwright, 75
STERLINGTON — Jimmy Wainwright, a retired electrician, died Nov. 7. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Monday at Sterlington Church of Christ, Sterlington. Visitation is 8 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church.

Joe N. Webb, 68
WISNER — Joe N. Webb, a construction worker, died Wednesday. Services are noon Saturday at Newlight Baptist Church, Wisner. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Hope Estate Cemetery, Wisner.

Susie F. Wilhite, 87
Susie F. Wilhite of Monroe, owner and operator of a marketing research company, died Thursday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Marion. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Josephine Williams, 105
TALLULAH — Josephine Williams, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Arceneaux, Charlotte Anne Martin: 2 p.m. today, Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Bennett, Sheila Stockman: 10 a.m. today, Sibley Cemetery, Sibley.
Criss, Ira J.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Greater One Christian Fellowship Church, Delhi.
Dowling, Lamar: 10 a.m. today, Simsboro First Baptist Church, Simsboro.
Fields, Henry: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jackson, Annie Nell: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Luke Baptist Church, Alto.
Johnson, Audrey M.: 2 p.m. Monday, Ackland Creek Baptist Church, Jonesville.
King, Gerald D.: 1 p.m. Saturday, Lake Providence High School Auditorium, Lake Providence.
Knox, Celia: 11 a.m. Saturday, Alexandria No. 1 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.
Lawrence, Johnnie: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Galilee Baptist Church, Monroe.
Newson Sr., Solomon: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, King Solomon Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Payne, Felton: 11 a.m. today, Farmerville Recreation Center, Farmerville.
Polk, Catherine R.: 1 p.m. today, University Church of Christ, Monroe.
Shoulder, William "Billy": 11 a.m. today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Wade, Allen: 11 a.m. today, Larto Baptist Church, Larto.


November 22, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

HELEN GRACE PERRETZ SELIGMAN Cox Funeral Home Bastrop, LA Helen Grace Perretz Seligman, a longtime member of the Bastrop community, died Friday morning at North Monroe Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Seligman was born in Shreveport on April 3, 1920. In 1942 she married Jacob S. Seligman of Bastrop, and she spent the rest of her life in Bastrop, a town she grew to love. Mr. Seligman, a well-known merchant and civic booster and a partner in Seligman's, Inc., died in 1994. Mrs. Seligman "Honey Grace" to nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was a housewife and a dedicated mother; a member and president of Coterie Study Club; a dog lover whose home was never without a barking pet; and a fierce fan of the Bastrop Rams, the New Orleans Saints, and the Atlanta Braves. She was an avid reader and a superb bridge player until macular degeneration put an end to those activities in recent years. Yet she remained optimistic and outgoing, a familiar and popular presence around town until a heart attack felled her last Sunday. She is survived by her three children, Jeffrey S. Seligman of New Orleans, Kay Katz and her husband Stephen J Katz of Bastrop, and Craig Seligman and his partner Silvano Nova of Brooklyn, New York; three grandchildren, Dr. Stacey Sorkin and her husband Dr. Andrew Sorkin of Brookeville, Maryland, Laura Hunt and her husband Glenn Hunt of Monroe, and Keith Katz and his fiancιe Jamie Talley of Brooklyn, New York; three great-grandchildren, Sadi Grace Hunt, Caleb Sorkin, and Abigail Sorkin; and her much loved dog, Nellie. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday at Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop. The family will receive visitors at the home of Mrs. Seligman, 1506 Gladney Drive, on Saturday afternoon between 4 and 6. In lieu of flowers, they request donations to three organizations she cared deeply about: Project Cope/Affiliated Blind of Louisiana, the Morehouse Humane Society or the Morehouse Parish Library.

KATHRYN ALMAND ETZEL Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA Funeral Services for Mrs. Kathryn Almand Etzel, age 81, will be held on Monday, November 24, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at Temple Baptist Church Chapel in Ruston, LA. Dr. Rick Byargeon and Rev. Dale Oden will be officiating with burial to follow at Old Town Cemetery in Haynesville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Visitation will be on Monday, November 24, 2008 from 9 :30 AM until time of service. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Winnsboro, Louisiana. Kathryn Almand Etzel went to the Lord on November 20, 2008 after suffering a lengthy illness. She was born on June 30, 1927 and spent her 81 years as a wonderful mother and teacher. Mrs. Etzel taught high school English at Winnsboro High School for 36 years, where she was affectionately known as "Mrs. E". She also taught in Summerfield, LA, Delhi LA, Emerson, AR, and Houston, TX. During her lifetime, she served in the church as an organist and teacher. She loved the WMU circle and her Sunday school classes in Winnsboro at First Baptist Church and later, at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. She was a graduate of Haynesville High School and Baylor University, where she majored in piano and organ. She received a second Bachelor of Arts at Baylor in English. She received her Master's degree and plus 30 from Northeast Louisiana University. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Almand, her first husband, Harold Dubose, her second husband, Dr. W. W. Etzel and son, Dodge Almand Etzel. Survivors include her daughter, Elicia Etzel Nugent and husband John, son, Todd Etzel and wife Becky, daughter, Angel Etzel Causey and husband Mike, grandchildren, Erik Etzel and wife Jennifer, Sarah Etzel Baur and husband Harold, Ethan Etzel, Angela Nugent, Rachel Nugent, Jonathan Nugent, Ellen Nugent, Kathryn Causey, Annie Etzel, Claire Causey, Blake Etzel, and Caroline Causey. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Annabeth Etzel, Alex Etzel, Caroline Baur, and Addison Baur. Pallbearers will be Erik Etzel, Ethan Etzel, Jonathan Nugent, Blake Etzel, Harold Baur, Mike Womble, and Wes Lowe. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harvey Marcus, Bill Russell, Robert Gwin, and Bobby Nelson. The family would like to thank the caregivers of Rosemont Assisted Living and The Rose Garden in West Monroe, and Hospice Care of Louisiana. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

MRS. DEWANNA GAIL BEARD Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside Services for Mrs. Dewanna Gail Beard, 47, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 23, 2008 at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Rick McPhearson officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Dewanna was born on February 27, 1961 and passed away in Venice, LA on November 19, 2008. She is preceded in death by her mother, Earline Beard and her grandparents, Jack and Ida Beard and Joseph and Margarete Bayles. Survivors include her two sons, Michael Wayne Dulaney and Robert Paul Miller and wife Ashley; two grandsons, Kaiden William Brown and Alexzander David Miller; father, Wayne Beard; sister, Lynn Cowan and fiancι Todd Allen; brother, Mark Beard; special friend of 14 years, Randy Mercer; Uncles, Gene Bayles and wife Dottie and Louis Bayles and wife Barbara; a niece and three nephews. Pallbearers will be Michael Dulaney, Robert Miller, Todd Allen, Jason Cowan, Cody Cowan, Justin Beard, Randy Mercer, Joshua Bourdlen, and Ricky Vallerette. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. ROSE MARIE PARKER Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Marie Parker, 87, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 23, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Entombment will follow in Monroe Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Parker was born May 1, 1921 in Ouachita Parish, LA and passed away November 20, 2008 in Shreveport, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents, 10 brothers and sisters, a son, Finous Wayne Parker. Mrs. Parker was a member of First Baptist Church of West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Parker is survived by grandsons, Michael Parker, and wife Linda, Terence Parker, and wife Angelea; 2 great-grandchildren, Sarah Robertson and Lance Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MRS. VIOLET ELIZABETH CROOKS Hixson Brothers Jena, LA Services for Mrs. Violet Elizabeth Crooks will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 20, 2008 in the Hixson Brothers Chapel under the directions of Hixson Brothers of Jena, LA. with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Jena Cemetery. Mrs. Crooks, 86, of Jena, LA was born in Goldonna, LA. September 18, 1922 and passed from this life on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at her residence in Jena, LA. She was a home maker, worked with the LaSalle Council on Aging and a "Pink Lady" at LaSalle General Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Jean Elizabeth Breithaupt of West Monroe, LA.; Two Grandchildren; Three Great Grandchildren; and a Host of Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Crooks; Parents Marion C. and Mary Pauline Martin; Daughter Debbie Crooks; Seven brothers, Ted Martin, Homer Martin, Lonnie Martin, Bill Martin, Tony Martin, Happy Martin and Huey Martin and Four sisters, Irene McKinney, Helen Martin Sparks, Nell Martin and Lena Maglich. Pallbearers will be Johnny Hutchins, Buster Sharp, Wayne Davis, Billy Smith, Chuck Schatzle, and Van Dale Evans. Friends may call at Hixson Bros. in Jena from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, November 19, 2008. To extend online condolences to the Crooks family go to www.hixsonbrothers.com

PAUL RAY HOWARD Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Mr. Paul Ray Howard, 43, of West Monroe will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Cross Roads Cemetery, Cross Roads, LA with Rev. Andy Johnson officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Paul Ray was born December 30, 1964, and passed away November 20, 2008 from complications of a lengthy illness. When he was not on construction projects, he loved to play golf, disc golf, or go fishing. Paul Ray was a loving son, father, grandson, nephew, and friend that will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, Sidney (PaPa Dick) Hodge, Sr.; aunt, Sandra Kay Hodge Anderson; father, Bob Aubrey Howard; and step father, Ray Murray. Survivors include his mother, Elaine Hodge Murray; daughter, Megan Rochelle Howard; grandmother, Nettie Hodge; two special aunts, Mancy Howard and husband, Jim, and Nancy Fury and husband, Frank; uncle, Sidney (Dickie) Hodge, Jr. and wife, Cheryl; aunts, Brenda Hodge and Barbara Dawson; mother of his daughter and best friend, Glenda Howard Holloway; numerous cousins; a host of friends; and his beloved cat and buddy, Oscar. Pallbearers will be Shannon Pardue, Jonathan Pardue, Jake Bagbey, Perry Green, Terry Fisher, and Raymond Little. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Simone, Dennis Ludwig, and A. C. Hewitt. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Jake Owen Raborn Foundation. The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude for Dr. Ron Hammett, Dr. Donna Donald, Dr. Thomas Causey, and the staff of Glenwood's ICU/CCU for the care and concern given to Paul Ray and his family during this most difficult time. Thank you, so much. Cry no more, except tears of joy for I am healed. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Wanda J. Aldridge, 78
BASTROP — Wanda Joyce McIntyre Aldridge, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

William Blackstock, 84
William "Bill" J. Blackstock of West Monroe, retired GMAC finance department employee, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is noon until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.

Martha Boughton, 69
Martha Boughton of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.

Judith Brown, 69
NATCHEZ, Miss. — Judith "Judy" Matthews Brown died Thursday. Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Young's Funeral Home, Vidalia. Visitation is 2 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Natchez City Cemetery.

Lavon Burford, 73
FARMERVILLE — Lavon Burford, a real estate agent, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Yoma Cannon, 90
Yoma Cannon of West Monroe, a retired dietitian, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

Brenda Carr, 51
Brenda Carr of Monroe, a counselor, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Union Hill Baptist Church, Highway 15, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Juanita Chapman, 91
TEXARKANA, Texas — Juanita Lindsay Chapman, formerly of Monroe, retired from the Council on Aging, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

Clayton Cotton, 93
SICILY ISLAND — Clayton Cotton, a state Department of Transportation and Development retiree, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Sicily Island. Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Sicily Island, under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Joseph E. Davis, 56
Joseph E. Davis of Monroe, a retired Olinkraft paper mill line supervisor, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bright Oak Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in J.S. Clark Cemetery, Monroe.

Joshua English, 82
DALLAS — Joshua English, a meat processor, died Nov. 13. Services are 1 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in H.V. Adams Cemetery, Bastrop.

Mary Grimes, 98
RAYVILLE — Mary Grimes, a homemaker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Jackie R. Haye, 74
Jackie R. Haye of Monroe, a retired minister, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery, Rocky Branch.

Edwin D. Hays, 67
CROWVILLE — Edwin Durrell Hays, a truck driver, died Thursday. The funeral is at 10 a.m. today at Crockett Point Baptist Church, Crowville. Burial is in Crockett Point Cemetery, Crowville, under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Betty Jane Hill, 68
Betty Jane Hill of Monroe, a retired teacher and Department of Education administrative law judge, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Dorothy S. Ramsey, 81
Dorothy Shipp Ramsey of Monroe, a retired teacher, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Parkview Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.

Phyllis A.G. Sharik, 84
MER ROUGE — Phyllis Adelaide Geoghan Sharik, a homemaker, died Friday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at New Hope Cemetery, Jones. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

L.C. Shiers Jr., 77
RAYVILLE — L.C. Shiers, a retired farmer, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Lucas B. Spencer, 13
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. — Lucas "Luke" Benjamin Spencer died Friday. Services are at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, Gaithersburg, Md. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at DeVoll Funeral Home, Gaithersburg, Md. Burial will be private.

William E. Strahan, 61
William Eugene Strahan of Monroe, an automotive maintenance supervisor, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in Red Wing Cemetery, Oak Grove.

Jimmy Wainwright, 75
Jimmy Wainwright of Sterlington, a retired electrician, died Nov. 7. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Monday at Sterlington Church of Christ. Visitation is 9 a.m. Monday until time of service at the church.

Travis Waters, 52
BASTROP — Travis Waters died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Barton, Malinda Patton Cromwell: 10 a.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Criss, Ira J.: 11 a.m. today, Greater One Christian Fellowship Church, Delhi.
Farley, DeCinter: 11 a.m. today, Vienna Cemetery, Vienna.
Fields, Henry: 11:30 a.m. today, New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jackson, Annie Nell: 11 a.m. today, St. Luke Baptist Church, Alto.
Jackson, Elizabeth Ann: 2 p.m. today, St. Paschal's Cemetery, West Monroe.
Johnson, Audrey M.: 2 p.m. Monday, Ackland Creek Baptist Church, Jonesville.
Jones Jr., Early "Junior": 11 a.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
King, Gerald D.: 1 p.m. today, Lake Providence High School Auditorium, Lake Providence.
Knox, Celia: 11 a.m. today, Alexandria No. 1 Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.
Lawrence, Johnnie: 2 p.m. today, New Galilee Baptist Church, Monroe.
Luttrull, Gloria Neal: 1 p.m. today, Lake Lilly Baptist Church.
Marshall, Helen Jane: 2 p.m. today, Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston.
Martin, Noah J. "Slick": 11 a.m. today, New Hope Baptist Church, Liddieville.
May, Pauline: 1 p.m. today, St. John Baptist Church, Delhi.
Newson Sr., Solomon: 2:30 p.m. today, King Solomon Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Perkins, Sharon D.: noon today, First Kingdom Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Webb, Joe N.: noon today, Newlight Baptist Church, Wisner.
Wilhite, Susie F.: 2 p.m. today, Liberty Hill Cemetery, Marion.


November 23 , 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

BETTY JANE HILL Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Betty Jane Hill passed away suddenly but peacefully in her sleep Friday, November 21, 2008, at the age of 68. A celebration of her life will be held Monday, November 24, 2008 at 11:00 AM at College Place Baptist Church in Monroe, LA. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Betty was born August 9, 1940, in Liberty Hill, Texas, and moved to Monroe, Louisiana a few years after her marriage to Charles Nolan "Sonny" Hill where she has resided for the past 50 years. Betty worked as a teacher for NLU and later for the Monroe City School System at Neville and Wossman for 30 plus years. She also worked for the State Department of Education as a Hearing Law Officer before retiring in 1998. Betty was a devoted member of College Place Baptist Church for 50 years, teaching the adult women's Sunday School class for the majority of those years. Betty will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and her love of teaching. Her greatest legacy though is having instilled a love of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ in her children, grandchildren, and an untold number of friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvie and Froney Bird, a brother, and sister. Left to cherish her memory are: her husband of 51 years, "Sonny" Hill; her daughters, Cherrie Mattison, Terrie Nugent and her husband Eddie, Charlotte Hill Jackson and her husband Wade; and those most precious to her, her grandchildren, Megan Roshto, Emorie and Averie Nugent, Landon Jackson, and Matthew Mattison. She is also survived by her brother, Blackston Bird of Gatesville, TX; and 3 sisters, Ann McCloskey, Billie JoAnn Amidon and her husband Bud of Bertram, TX, and Adarene Wilson and her husband Joe of Killeen, TX; along with many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers will be Eddie Nugent, Scottie Nugent, Wade Jackson, David Hill, Greg Hill, Bert Chop, Joey Chop, and Trey Fluitt. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Hill and Camron Smith. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

JUANITA "TIBB" CHAPMAN Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita "Tibb" Chapman, 91, of Shreveport, LA formerly of Monroe, LA, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, November 24, 2008, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Bruce Rux officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mrs. Chapman passed away Thursday, November 20, 2008, at St. Michael's Hospital in Texarkana, TX. She was a graduate of Byrd High School in Shreveport, a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Monroe, and a member of the Chapter V-PEO Sisterhood. Mrs. Chapman was preceded in death by her husband, W. J. "Dubb" Chapman; two sisters, Clio Bright and Dorothy Hoskins; and four brothers. Survivors include one daughter, Ann Jones and husband Douglas of Texarkana, TX; one niece, Beverly Middleton of Austin, TX; three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Visitation will be from Monday from 9:00 AM until service time at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

JUDITH ELIZABETH FOX PHILLIPS Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Judith Elizabeth Fox Phillips, 91, of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at Graceminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jack Phelps officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 PM Tuesday in Wesson, MS under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mrs. Phillips was born on March 4, 1917, in College Station, MS, the second child of Hal and Katie Campbell Fox. She passed away quietly in her sleep on November 22, 2008 in her home outside Monroe. Judith spent all of her early life in Mississippi where she was an award winning artist, a past president of the Mississippi Art Association, member of Chi Omega, and the D.A.R. In 1948 she married Bob Phillips in Jackson and they had twin sons, Robert, Jr. and Charles, the following year. In 1968 Judith, Bob, and the boys moved to Bob's family place near Monroe, where she created a beautiful home for the next forty years. She was a wonderful, talented, and kind lady, loved by her family and friends. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Charles; and brother, Hal, Jr. Survivors include her son, Robert and wife Cathy; beloved grandson, Rob; sisters, Joan Folwell of Athens, GA, and Janet McLaurin of Brandon, MS; and many nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be her four nephews, John, Sidney, and Anse McLaurin and Greg Fox, and friends, Jimmy Seay, and Ron Alexander. Honorary pallbearer will be Travis Jackson. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time at Graceminster Presbyterian Church. The family is grateful to Judith's helpers, Sandra Brownlee, Aurora Haley, and Samantha Jones for their wonderful care over the past several years. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

L.C. SHIERS, JR. BROWN-HOLLEY FUNERAL HOME Rayville, LA Funeral services for L.C. Shiers, Jr., 77, of Archibald will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 24, 2008 at Archibald Church of Christ with Bro. Roger Banks, Bro. Wilfred Burgess, and Bro. Travis Arrant officiating. Interment will follow in Gwin Cemetery, Mangham under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville. L.C. Shiers was born March 5, 1931 and passed away Friday, November 21, 2008 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Shiers was a member of Archibald Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erie Bell Shiers; parents, Ollie and Lance Shiers; sister and brother-in-law, Lovelle and Percy Keene; brother and sister-in-law, J.D. Shiers and Audrey Shiers McGlothlin; great grandchild, Sydney Nicole Hales. Survivors include his 2 daughters, Brenda Duchesne and husband, Sambo of Hebert, Theressa Hales and husband, Waymond of Archibald; 3 sons, Jesse Shiers and wife, Ramona of Rayville, W.O. Shiers and wife, Kay of Snake Ridge, and Dennis Shiers of Archibald; brother, David Shiers and wife, Gloria of Saulsbury, TN; 8 grandchildren, Brian and Mindi Shiers, Jay Dee and Amber Shiers, Kaycie and Brian Mizell, Christian and Scott Almond, Carrie Duchesne, Little Jesse Shiers, Laura Lacy Hales, Todd Duchesne; step-grandchildren, Tim and Martha Hales, Missy and Robert Emory, Tim Berry, John and Amy Berry, Waymond and Monica Hales, Cindy and Glen Russell, Tabbatha Hales; 8 great grandchildren; 11 step great grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Louise Traxler. Pallbearers will be Terry Gray, Jason Wright, Randy George, Brax Williams, David Wilkes, and Jerry Huff. Honorary Pallbearers are Scott Senseney, Terry Ware, Karl Huff, Jerry Lee, and Larry White. Visitation will be 3:00 PM 9:00 PM, Sunday, at Brown-Holley Funeral Chapel, Rayville. To leave condolences for the family go online to www.brownholleyfuneral homes.com

LUCAS BENJAMIN SPENCER Montgomery Village, MD On Friday, November 21, 2008, Luke Spencer of Montgomery Village, MD. passed away. Beloved son of Steven E. and Theresa G. Spencer; Loving brother of Zack Spencer; adored paternal grandson of Bobby J. Spencer, Bastrop, LA and the late Glenda Spencer; adored maternal grandson of Ausie and Joan Grigg, Arlington, VA; dear nephew of Barbara and Greg Leader, West Monroe, LA; Shannon and Rory Robertson, OK. Shawn and Joe Petta, River Ridge, LA: and Shelly Spencer, Bastrop, LA. His loving cousins Christopher, Alyssa, Whitney, Chance, Benjamin and Emma also survive him. A celebration of his life will be held at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, Gaithersburg, MD on Sunday, November 23,2008. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to either Access Ministries at McLean Bible Church, Kidz Clubhouse, Make a Wish Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.devolfuneralhome. com.

MRS. BETTY MCHUGH ROACH Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, La. Funeral services for Mrs. Betty McHugh Roach, 79, of Orange, TX will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 25, 2008 in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, TX with the Rev. Bill Phillips officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange, TX. Mrs. Roach died November 21, 2008 at her residence where she moved to in West Monroe, La. to be close to her children during her illness. Mrs. Roach was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis Robert "Bobby" McHugh, Jr. and sister, Evelyn Marie Milligan. Betty lived a full and happy life. What she enjoyed the most was traveling, camping with her friends and playing cards with the ladies. She will always be remembered by her family and friends for her strong will and lighthearted sense of humor and great advice. Survivors: Husband, James Robert "Bob" Roach of Orange, TX; Son- Dr. J. B. Duke McHugh and wife, Leisha of West Monroe, LA; Daughters, Tina Edgerton of West Monroe, LA and Stephanie Ann McHugh of Houston, TX; Grand children, Courtney Sonnier and husband, Tim, Abby and Will McHugh, Nikki, Emily and Maddie Johnson; Great Grandchildren, Daniel Sonnier, Lauren Dear and Logan Johnson; Step Daughters, Kathy Hawkins and husband, Johnny of Lufkin, TX, Janet Smith and husband, Donald of Springfield,MO; Step Grandchildren, Shawn Slocum and wife, Traci, John Harvey Slocum and wife, Theresa and Bryan Hawkins; Step Great Grandchildren, Tayler, Jordyn, Haley and Jaxon Slocum. Pallbearers will be Daniel Sonnier, Chuck Steele, Johnny Hawkins, John Harvey Slocum, Peter Withers, Bryan Hawkins, and Jerry Louis Fairchild. Honorary Pallbearers will be Will McHugh and Shawn Slocum. Visitation will be from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, TX. The family would like to give special thanks to Premier Hospice (Mary and Zola) for their loving care, and Ms. Emma Newton for all of the extra special attention. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made Shriners Childrens' Hospital. Duke and Leisha would like to give a special thank you for the extraordinary loving care Tina Marie gave our mother during her illness. Online Condolences/Registry :www.mulhearnfuneral home.com


November 24 , 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

MR. JOSEPH D. LADART SR. Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Memorial Services for Mr. Joseph D. LaDart Sr., 83, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at the St. Paschal's Catholic Church with Rev. Frank Coens officiating. Interment will follow in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Mr. LaDart was born on November 7, 1925 and passed away on November 22, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. He was a member of the St. Paschal's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Mr. LaDart volunteered in many different capacities to many catholic churches throughout his life. He was a United States Army Veteran and Disabled POW of WWII, where he served in Germany. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star for his duty during this time. He was a prankster who loved spending time with his family. Mr. LaDart also loved gardening, fishing and cooking for the family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe D. and Virginia LaDart; brothers, Louis LaDart and Sam LaDart; and by his sister, Lorethia Monaco. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Vaccaro Dispenza LaDart; children, Cheryl LaDart, Pat LaDart Kellogg, Joseph D. LaDart, Jr.; five step-children, George, Sam, James, Chris, and Vince Dispenza; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one on the way; special friends, Ivory Lewis and Mary and Rudy Hernandez; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time Tuesday at the church. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Paschal's Catholic Church Building Fund. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com


November 25, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

KAY F. ASHLEY Hester's Central State Monroe, LA 10/3/1940- 11/23/2008 Kay Ashley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband: Leo Ashley; Sisters: Mildred, Johnnie and Thelma Son: Rick and Daughters: Sandra Roberts and Cliff Oliver, Carrie Summers and Richard Summers, Margaret Roberts and Hector Riverero, Judy Roberts. She also has 2 step-sons: Kerry Wayne and Johnny Raye. Kay has 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The service will be held on Wednesday, November 26th at 2:00PM It will be at Riverside Cemetary at 100 Standifer Monroe, LA 71202.

MARY NELL JOHNSON Youngs Funeral Directors El Dorado, AR Mary Nell Johnson, 88, passed away Friday, November 21, 2008 at Glenwood Hospital in West Monroe, Louisiana. Born June 7, 1920 in Stamps, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Hix Baker and Clydie (Owens) Baker. She and her late husband owned and operated Burk-Hall Paint. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in El Dorado. Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, Elmer Sidney Johnson; a sister, Avaneal McCorkle and brother, Fred Baker. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Fuglaar and her husband, Mel, of West Monroe, Louisiana; one granddaughter, Melanie Fuglaar of West Monroe, Louisiana, and a host of nephews, nieces and other loving relatives. A graveside service was held 2:00PM Sunday, at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice. To sign the online guest registry, visit www.youngsfuneral home.com.

MRS. MILDRED RUTH BOYETT HOLLIMAN Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Ruth Boyett Holliman, 89, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 26, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Bro. Rusty Grant will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Calhoun, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Holliman was born September 3, 1919 in Winn Parish, LA and passed away November 23, 2008 in Monroe, LA. She was a dedicated Registered Nurse, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she always put her family first. Mrs. Holliman was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert "Bear" H. Holliman, Sr. Mrs. Holliman is survived by her daughters; Martha Holliman Preston and Pat Holliman; son, Herbert "Herbie" H. Holliman, Jr.; 2 grandchildren; Kelly Nicole Preston, and Amy Preston Shelby and husband Robert, Jr., 7 great-grandchildren; Cade, Ian, Tate, Cai, Abram, Emma and Sarah Shelby; niece, Juanita Davis and husband Charles; nephews, Larry Brown & wife Janice and Kenneth McDougald. Pallbearers will be Paul Coburn, Wayne Cranford, Jim Norris, Tim O'Neal, Craig Pate, and Robert Shelby Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Brown, Charles Davis and Paul Crew. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 25, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

PEGGY GAIL "RED" PHILLIPS Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy Gail "Red" Phillips 64 of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 26, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Bro. Tony Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Calhoun, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mrs. Phillips was born July 3, 1944 in Crossett, Arkansas, she was a small woman only 5' 2" full of spunk and spirit, and a temper that matched her red hair. No where on this earth could a sweeter woman be found. She was formerly married to LeRoy Piercy of Rayville, LA and they had four beautiful children together. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 23, 2008 in Calhoun, LA. She is preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Grey Phillips, her father and step-mother, Woodrow and Lila Phillips of Archibald, LA. Mrs. Phillips is survived by her daughter, Paula Lynette Piercy Elliott and husband Trey; sons, Mike Piercy and wife Sheri, Waylan Piercy and wife Karla, Brian Piercy and wife Hope all of West Monroe; sister. Dot McCurry of Calhoun; brother, Kirby Phillips and wife Sharon of Archibald, LA; grandchildren; Shawn and Blake Karr; Macy Bracken, Logan and Alexis Ellliott, Destin, Dillon and Gracie Piercy, Tyler Brown, Tristan, Hunter , Kaden and Keegan Crocker and Erica Hagmeyer; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Destin Piercy, Shawn Karr, Blake Karr, Brad Phillips, Cory Ratcliff, David Piercy and Paul Porter. Honorary pallbearers will be Dillon Piercy and Logan Elliott. The family would like to give special thanks to all the doctors and nurses on the fourth and fifth floor at E. A. Conway Memorial Hospital who took such loving care of our mother. Also a special thanks to Travis and Shawn, Jennia, and Kim of Hospice Care of Louisiana for their tremendous support. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com


November 26, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

WILLIAM "BILL" KNIGHT Riser Funeral Home Columbia, LA Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Knight, age 98 of Grayson will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 26, 2008 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack McKeithen officiating. Interment will follow in the Welcome Home Cemetery at Grayson. Mr. Knight was born on October 2, 1910 in Copiah County, MS to the union of Ernest S. and Lula Moody Knight and died Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at Citizens Medical Center in Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Jewel Roark Knight,his grandson:Mark Knight, his son-in-law: Sal Salvato, his brothers: Maxie Lee Knight and John Knight and his sisters: Ruby Puckett, Frances Freeman and Leola Reed. Survivors include: his son and daughter-in-law: Robert and Bobbye Knight, his daughter:Veronique Salvato, his grandchildren: Brian Knight, Wade Knight and Jessica Cook, his great-grandchildren: Matt Knight, Colton Knight, Justin Knight, Joey Knight, Trey Cook and Kendra Knight, his great-great-grandchildren: Kennedy Stamper and Rayleigh Ray, his sister: Gladys Thornton and his brother: James Knight. Pallbearers will be Dillon Welch, Greg Welch, Craig Roark, Kenneth, Wade Knight and Matt Knight. Honorary pallbearers are Trey Cook and Colton Knight. Visitation will be on Wednesday morning 10:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. On line condolences may be sent at riserfuneralhomes.com

Belinda Benoir, 50
MARION — Belinda Benoir, a homemaker, died Nov. 17. Private graveside services are today at Gumsprings Cemetery, Farmerville. Arrangements are under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Edwin Elmore Sr., 35
DELHI — Edwin Lee Elmore Sr., a carpenter, died Monday. Memorial service is 6 p.m. Friday at Robinson Baptist Church, Dunn. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.

Earnestine Frazier, 75
JUNCTION CITY — Earnestine Frazier, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Deliverance Worship Center, Junction City. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Friday at Paradise Funeral Home, Bernice. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Junction City.

Virginia Black Frost, 83
Virginia Black Frost of Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Visitation is noon until 2 p.m. Friday at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Monroe. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Mildred Holliman, 89
Mildred Ruth Boyett Holliman of West Monroe, a retired registered nurse, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Mildred Johnson, 100
Mildred M. Johnson of Monroe, a retired nurse, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Grace Gethsemane Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Hazel McGraw, 84
Hazel McGraw of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Evelyn Neal, 64
Evelyn Neal of West Monroe, a retired Chase employee, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Peggy "Red" Phillips, 64
Peggy Gail "Red" Phillips of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Thurmon Pippens, 87
Thurmon Pippens of Monroe, formerly of Oak Grove, retired co-owner of Pippens Service Cafe and Pippens Eat-A-Bite, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Oak Grove. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Donald H. Poole, 62
KILBOURNE — Donald Harold Poole, a diesel mechanic, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church, Oak Grove. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Joey Miles Schrock, 27
OAK GROVE — Joey Miles Schrock, a welder's aide, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Henry Otis Smith, 56
ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Henry Otis Smith died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Herman V. Staten, 79
Herman V. Staten of Monroe, a retired delivery driver, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church, Alto. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Mary Treadway, 46
Mary Treadway of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Kurt Kane Wall, 44
BASTROP — Kurt Kane Wall, a roofer, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Travis Waters, 55
BONITA — Travis Waters died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Alice Wiggins, 60
FERRIDAY — Alice Wiggins, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Kessler Wyatt, 88
Kessler Wyatt of Monroe, a retired postal worker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Ashley, Kay F.: 2 p.m. today, Riverview Cemetery, Monroe.
Barker, Clifford V. 'Tommy': 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Boyd, Eula C.: 2 p.m. today, Rayville First Baptist Church, Rayville.
Covington, Robert Perry: 11 a.m. Friday, The Light House, Monroe.
Davidson, Audrey Geraldine: 10 a.m. today, Pine Grove Baptist Church, Bernice.
Jackson, Earnest: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Jacobs, Ora Eva: 2 p.m. today, Silver Cross Cemetry, Tallulah.
Jones, Mary Mershon: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. James AME Church, Lake Providence.
Mickle, Roosevelt: noon Saturday, Triedstone Baptist Church, Monroe.
Roberson, Alice Marie: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.


November 27 , 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

ELVIS W. ROGERS Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA Funeral services for Elvis W. Rogers, age 86, of Bernice, LA will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday November 28, 2008 at Evergreen Baptist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Charles L. Davis. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA. Mr. Rogers was born November 10, 1922 and passed away November 25, 2008. Mr. Rogers was a member of The Evergreen Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. He is preceded in death by his son: Billy Rogers, three brothers, and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of fifty nine years, Iris Faye Simpson Rogers of Bernice; son: Thomas E. Rogers of Monroe; daughter: Kathy Young and husband Joe of Monroe; grandchildren: Charles Henson and wife Serena, Kimberly Trichell and husband Danny, and Nathan Rogers and wife Rose; great grandchildren: Victoria Henson, Olivia Henson, Colton Henson, Tyler Massey, Josh Trichell, David Trichell and Alexis Rogers; daughter- in- law: Connie Culpepper and husband John; sister: Annie Joe Houston of Monroe; and brother: Cecil "Red" Rogers and wife Billie of Bernice. Pallbearers will be Charles Henson, Nathan Rogers, Douglas Simpson, Roger Simpson, Greg Rogers, and Charles Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cliff Simpson, and Danny Trichell. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M Thursday November 27, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville. Memorials may be made to Evergreen Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MRS. EVELYN HALSEY NEAL Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Halsey Neal, 64 of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 29, 2008 at White's Ferry Road Church of Christ, West Monroe, LA. Bro. Alan Robertson and Bro. Randy Kirby will officiate. Interment to follow at Aulds Chapel Cemetery, Downsville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Neal was born November 2, 1944 in Monroe, LA and passed away November 25, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She was a member of White's Ferry Road Church of Christ. Mrs. Neal was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Neal and parents, Philip Halsey and Annie Harper Halsey. Mrs. Neal is survived by her sons; Tony Neal and wife Kim and Terry Neal and wife Lea; daughter; Tracy Hobbs and husband Phil; sister; Flora Spillers and husband Don; grandchildren; Jossie Neal, Chancie Neal, Jordyn Neal, Chesnie Neal and Justin Neal; sister-in-law; Florence Lee. Pallbearers will be Randy Lee, Roger Lee, Ralph Lee, Andy Lee, Tommy Carter and Donnie Spillers. Special thanks to M. D. Anderson Hospital, Glenwood ICU and special thanks to Jessica Bamburg Sharp. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

MRS. HAZEL H. MCGRAW Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral Services for Mrs. Hazel H. McGraw, 84, of West Monroe, LA will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Peniel Baptist Church with Rev. Leonard Garlington and Rev. Eddie Shoemaker officiating. Interment will follow at Clark Springs Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Mrs. McGraw was born September 4, 1924 in Eagle Ford, TX and passed away November 25, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She was co-owner of Mud Pie Ceramic Shop. Mrs. McGraw was a member of Peniel Baptist Church. She was an avid baseball fan and loved fishing. She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and devoted herself to her family. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, D. E. "Hungry" McGraw. Mrs. McGraw is survived by her children, Hershel Edwin McGraw and wife Gwen, Vicki McGraw Gilbert and husband Ron, Janie McGraw Russ and husband Roy, honorary son, Bryan Keith Alexander; grandchildren; Danny McGraw and wife Angie, John McGraw and wife Sonja, Debbie McGraw Blackmon and husband Charlie, Jeff Gilbert and wife Katherine, Jamie Gilbert and wife Sandy, Richard Russ and wife Christy, Sandra Russ Sullivan, and Gina Russ Fox; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sister, Relda Dozier Watson and her husband James, and niece and dear friend, Inez Mize Spangler. Pallbearers will be Danny McGraw, John McGraw, Jeff Gilbert, Jamie Gilbert, Richard Russ and Vance Spangler. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bryan Alexander, and Paul Holton. Visitation will be Friday, November 28, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

REVEREND JOHN DAVID CORLEY Charlet Funeral Home, Inc Clinton, LA "...I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." The Reverend John David Corley entered eternal life on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at the age of 81. A retired Methodist minister, he was a native of Jena and made his home in Zachary, following his last appointment there. Rev. Corley received his B.A. from Northeast Louisiana University and did his theological training at SMU, Perkins School of Theology, in Dallas. He became a Probationary Member of the Louisiana Methodist Conference in 1959, came into Full Connection in 1963, became a Deacon in 1961, and an Elder in 1963. Rev. Corley was a Veteran of World War II, having proudly served in the 32nd Infantry Division. Through the years, Rev. Corley touched many lives as a Big Brother in Alcoholics Anonymous, a third degree Mason and past Grand Chaplain of the Masonic Lodge of Louisiana, and a Shriner. His pastorates include Canton Northside in Mississippi; and in Louisiana, Fairbanks/Bartholomew, Choudrant/Douglas, Farmerville, Trinity (Alexandria), Tallulah, Ponchatoula/Lee's Landing/Wesley Chapel, Coushatta, Winnsboro, and Zachary. Rev. Corley retired from the ministry in 1989 after thirty-five years of faithful service. Dave loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and watching hummingbirds. His family was dear to him, and he was able to spend his last days at home surrounded by those whom he loved. He is survived by "the love of his life" of 54 years, Beth Chapman Corley, a sister, Ruby Cloyd of Dallas, a daughter, Betsy Corley Storey and her husband David Storey of Lafayette, a son, Bill Corley and his wife Marla Galster Corley of Denham Springs, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Miller, who was the light of his life. Rev. Corley is preceded in death by a son, Johnny David Corley, Jr., and a granddaughter, Grace Corley Ridenour. Visitation will be at Zachary United Methodist Church on Friday, November 28, at 9:00 AM until the service at 10:30 AM, conducted by Rev. Corley's friends Rev. Pat Ginn, Rev. Bob Lawton, and Rev. Jimmy Parker. Mrs. Linda Manes will provide ministry through music. A graveside service will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park in Monroe, conducted by Rev. Michael Miller. Pallbearers will be Gary Greenlee, Gary Greenlee, Jr., Craig Perkins, Mike Loisel, and Skip Hudson. The family would like to express gratitude for the love and care given by Ginger Hughes, Dr. Kemp Amacker, and the staff of St. Joseph Hospice. Memorials may be made in his honor to Zachary United Methodist Church, 4205 Church St., Zachary, LA 70791. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.CharletFuneralHome.com "The best of all, God is with us." (John Wesley)

THURMON PIPPENS Cox Funeral Home Oak Grove,LA Thurmon Pippens, 87, of Monroe, formerly of Oak Grove was born on December 28, 1920 at home in Forest, LA to the union of Calvin Lee Pippens Sr. and Elon Russell Pippens. He died Monday at his residence in Monroe surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Pippens along with his brothers Edsel and C.L. owned and operated Pippens Service Cafι in Oak Grove and Pippens Eat-A-Bite in Bastrop. He was a well known lay minister and served as interim pastor for many area churches. He was a veteran of World War II serving as an Army Air Force Radio Operator and was a member of the Catron Kelly Post #53 of the American Legion. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years, Annie Mae Torrance Pippens; a brother, C. L. Pippens Jr.; and five sisters, Jewel Vining, Martha Schue, Metze Stinson, Ruby Goodwin and Pearl Norris. He is survived by a daughter, Pam Pippens of Monroe; four grandchildren, Stacy Robinson and Marcy Robinson both of Monroe, Jason Robinson of Collierville, TN and Chris Robinson of Jackson, MS; five great grandchildren, Logan Peer and Chase, Taylor, Kristen and Kadee Robinson; two brothers, Edsel Pippens of Oak Grove and Glenn Pippens of Daleville, AL and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 28, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Oak Grove with Rev. Bill McLain officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M .Thursday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove. Pallbearers will be Chris Robinson, Jason Robinson, Ben Robinson, Jim Jenkins, Logan Peer, Chase Robinson and Taylor Robinson. Thurmon was a gentle and generous soul whose spirit touched all who met him. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. To leave a message of condolence to the family please visit our website at www.coxfuneral.com.

VIRGINIA BLACK FROST Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Black Frost, 83, of Monroe, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 28, 2008, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev Larry Stafford officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mrs. Frost was born in Dallas, TX on April 2, 1925 and passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at St. Joseph Nursing Home. After graduating from Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, LA, she resided in Shreveport, LA until her marriage to Mike Frost. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monroe, and the Uptown Ladies Club. Mrs. Frost was a wonderful lady who had many friends. She always looked for the best in everyone she knew. She was sensitive to other's feelings and offered help when she could. She loved her church and enjoyed it so much. Virginia suffered for almost twenty years from breast cancer and always fought it with all her might. She never complained about the treatment and pain. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Sheridan Black; and two brothers, Richard and Alfred. Survivors include her husband, Mike Frost; step-son, Joe and Belinda Frost; nieces, Mollie McCanless of Pueblo, CO, and Ermine Chandler of New Orleans, LA; nephews, Donald Chandler of Alexandria, LA, and Eddie Bailey of Calhoun, LA; and several cousins. She leaves behind many friends, Margaret Westbrook, and Mr. and Mrs. Walker Norman of Lincolnton, GA; and many others, too many to announce. Pallbearers will be William Loe, Dr. Herschal Harter, Donald Chandler, Eddie Bailey, Joe Frost, and Alvie Wilkerson. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 Noon until service time at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Society. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Marie Blake, 83
FARMERVILLE — Marie Blake, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Charles E. Buck, 69
WISNER — Charles E. Buck, a retired mechanic, died Wednesday. Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church, Wisner. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the church. Burial will be in South Central Church Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Jessie M. Ellington, 88
Jessie M. Ellington of Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Melle Farrar, 90
LILLIE — Melle Farrar, a retired schoolteacher, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Virginia Frost, 83
Virginia Black Frost of Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Monroe. Visitation is noon until time of services at the mausoleum. Interment will be in Mulhearn Park Mausoleum, Monroe under the direction of at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Jimmy Hegwood, 69
Jimmy A. Hegwood of Monroe, Thomas Industries chief inspector of quality control, died Thursday. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Further arrangements are incomplete.

Ida McKinney, 90
LINVILLE — Ida McKinney, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

W.A. Walpole, 95
HODGE — W.A. "Wimp" Walpole died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Timothy Ray Williams, 50
Timothy Ray Williams of West Monroe died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Batton, Florence Nelda Jester: 2 p.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Broughton, Martha: 11 a.m. Saturday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Monroe.
Cole, Dr. John Robert 'Jack': 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Monroe.
Covington, Robert Perry: 11 a.m. today, The Light House, Monroe.
Elmore Sr., Edwin Lee: 6 p.m. today, Robinson Baptist Church, Dunn.
Frazier, Earnestine: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Life Deliverance Worship Center, Junction City. Gilliams, Dorothy: 2 p.m. Monday, St. Matthew No. 2, Mer Rouge.
Green, Pinkey: 11 a.m. Sunday, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Monroe.
Gregory, Hazel Inez Husbands: 11 a.m. today, Redwing McGaha Cemetery, Oak Grove.
Hall, Herbert: 11 a.m. Saturday, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jackson, Earnest: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Johnson, Mildred M.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jones, Jessie: 1 p.m. today, Friendship Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jones, Mary Mershon: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. James AME Church, Lake Providence.
Mickle, Roosevelt: Noon Saturday, Triedstone Baptist Church, Monroe.
Minnieweather, April: 1 p.m. Saturday, Williams Drive COGIC, Bastrop.
Pippens, Thurmon: 2 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church, Oak Grove.
Roberson, Alice Marie: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.
Schrock, Joey Miles: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.|Seidenspinner, Suzie: 10 a.m. Saturday, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Smith, Henry Otis: 1 p.m. Saturday, Union Valley Baptist Church, Delhi.
Staten, Herman V.: 11 a.m. today, Morning Star Baptist Church, Alto.
Tarver, Selma: 10 a.m. Saturday, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Treadway, Mary: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Covenant Christian Center Church, Monroe.
Wall, Kurt Kane: 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Ward, Sharon Jeanette: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Waters, Travis: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Mark Baptist Church, Bonita.
Wiggins, Alice: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Mark Baptist Church, Clayton.
Wyatt, Kessler: 11 a.m. Saturday, Truevine Baptist Church, Monroe.


November 28, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

DOLORES "TORCHIE" ANN WHATLEY BROWN-HOLLEY FUNERAL HOMES, OAK GROVE, LA Funeral services for Dolores "Torchie" Ann Whatley, age 64, will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 30, 2008, at Forest High School Gym with Bro. David Shires, Rev. Mark Elliott, and Bro. Charles Fricke will officiate under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Oak Grove. Torchie Whatley was born on November 11, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio and passed away on November 26, 2008 in Delhi, LA after an 8 yr. courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Torchie was preceded in death by her parents, Ora Lee and Earnest Floyd Spann; father-in-law, Joe Whatley; brother, Dewayne Spann; brother, James Spann; and nephew, Kody Spann. She loved her job dearly at Forest High School. She also loved every teacher, student and support worker there. She worked hard in the Relay for Life effort with many of her friends and family. She loved her time with the Red Hat Ladies: their travels, food, and card games. Most of all she loved God and her church family. She will be forever missed by her family and friends. Even after her earth life was over she wanted to continue to help people by donating her body for research. She always said if only one person benefited from it, then it was all worth it. She was and forever will be truly one of a kind. She was a very caring, loving lady and will be missed by everyone. She is survived by husband, Joe of Pioneer, LA; son, Chris of Monroe; daughter, Tara Howington, husband, Mike and their anticipated child of Brandon, MS; step-son, Randy Whatley and wife, Janice of Tenaha, TX; grandchildren, Brandon, Brandice, and Brittany Whatley of Tenaha, TX; brother, Coleman Spann and wife, Rosemary of Bastrop; brother, Bobby Spann and wife, Janie of Pioneer, LA; brother, Harry Spann and wife, Flora of Harrison, AR; brother, Billy Spann and wife, Joyce of Mer Rouge, LA; brother, David Spann and wife, Rhonda of Goodwill, LA; brother, Larry Spann and wife, Cindy of Pioneer, LA; sister, Shirley Waggoner and husband, Gayle of Ball, LA; mother-in-law, Prudy Whatley of Pioneer, LA; brother-in-law, Clyde Whatley and wife, Wanda of Pioneer, LA; and numerous Nieces and Nephews. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Relay For Life 1761, N. 19th St., Monroe, La. 71201 c/o Torchie Whatley's Team, West Carroll Parish Relay for Life or Goodwill Church of Christ, 1282 Hwy 2, Oak Grove, La. 71263. Condolences may be left for the family at brownholleyfuneralhomes. com

DR. JOHN ROBERT "JACK" COLE Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Dr. John Robert "Jack" Cole, 78, of Monroe, will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 29, 2008, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with Rev. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Interment will be at Christ Church Cemetery in Bastrop, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Dr. Cole, a retired dentist, was born May 10, 1930 in Walnut Grove, MS and passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Opal Cole of Bastrop, LA. Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Ann Buatt Cole; his son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Nancy Cole of Monroe and their children, John, Mitchell, and Caroline; his daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Andy Welch of Dallas, TX and their children, Thomas and Sarah Kate; his sister, Mary Lou Turpin of Bastrop, LA; and nieces, Kim Turpin Davis and Cherri Turpin Johnson. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Johnson, Robert Carter, Dr. Mike Nolan, Boots Gladney, Clay Johnson, and Harvey Gregg. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Pot Luck Hunting Club. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Association of Monroe, 300 Washington Street, Suite 100K, Monroe, LA 71201. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to his caregivers, Ora Lee Drungo, Arabia Stephenson, Barbara Stephenson, Daphne Thomas, and the staff of Azalea Estates. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. SELMA COYLE TARVER BASKIN, LA Mulhearn Funeral Home Winnsboro, LA Aged 92, Life-long resident of Franklin Parish (Baskin), passed away 26 Nov. at Charlyn Nursing Home, Winnsboro,LA. Mrs. Tarver was a member of Eastern Star, Mangham Chapter #152 where she served as Worthy Matron. She was a member of Mangham Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by Cecil Coyle of Baskin, her first husband, and Ed Tarver of Mangham, her second husband of 33 years. Survivors include Son Jarrell C. Coyle and wife, Alice of Houston, TX. Daughter Jannie C. Housewright and husband Al, of Palm Harbor, FL. Grandchildren Pattie Housewright of Tampa, FL; Larry Coyle of Houston, TX; Cindy McCoy of Raleigh, NC; Paul Housewright of Lake Worth, FL; Jennifer Lunsford of Houston, TX; Brian Hurst of Jackson, TN; Denise Makepeace of Lacrosse, WI; and Susan Green of Houston, TX. Eight nieces and one nephew. Nine Great Grandchildren. Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 29, 2008 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro, LA will Rev. Rick Aultman officiating. She will be laid to rest at Coax Cemetery, Baskin, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, November 28, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Pallbearers will be Frank Smith and the loving grandchildren of Mrs. Tarver: Pattie Housewright, Larry Coyle, Cindy McCoy, Paul Housewright, and Jennifer Lunsford. Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

SUZIE WHITE SEIDENSPINNER Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Suzie White Seidenspinner, 58, of Monroe will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 29, 2008 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road with Rev. Sebastian Kallarackel officiating. Interment will be at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Suzie passed away Wednesday November 26, 2008 after a sudden illness. She was employed as an agent with Bennett Seymour Insurance. She was preceded in death by her father, Thebert White. Survivors include her husband,Wayne Seidenspinner. Three sons Chad Clark and wife, Jessica of Nashville, TN; Brad Clark and wife, Nicole of Eros, LA; Allen Clark, Jr. and wife, Debra of Nashville; Mother and Step Father Jessie Marie and John Whelen of Calhoun, LA; Sisters: Vivian and husband Damon Lowe of Calhoun, LA; Judy and husband Jerry Fuller of Monroe, LA; Brothers: Garland White of Homer , LA and BJ and wife Carol White of Belle Chase, LA; Father and Mother-in-law, Larry and Dorothy Seidenspinner of Monroe, LA; Three Sisters-in-laws; Terri and Brian Fassett; Jean Seidenspinner; and Betty and Bill Albrittton all of Monroe, LA; Grand children: Elizabeth and Triston Clark, Carlos and Belen Clark, Morgan and Mason Clark; and Kyle, Kaden and Mason. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday, November 28,2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

VICTORIA SWANSON HOMER, LA Rose-Neath Funeral Home Homer Chapel Funeral services will be held for Victoria J. Swanson, 58, at the Chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Homer on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Richard Fuller and Rev. Dave Paterson, officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens near Calhoun, LA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 P.M- 7:00 P.M. Victoria was born Dec. 23, 1949 in Monroe, LA and she entered into rest Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 in Homer following a lengthy illness. She is survived by one son, Ronald G. Gill, Jr. and one daughter, Kimberly R. McCloy, both of El Dorado, AR; her mother, Mollie Payne Roberts of Homer; two sisters, Judy Duffey of Crossett, AR and Rebecca Fant of St. Louis, MO; three brothers, Clinton E. Swanson, Jr. of Ruckersville, VA, Galen I. Swanson of Foley, AL and Rhett B. Swanson of Benton, AR; three grandchildren, Colby, Corey and Caleb Gill; step brothers and sisters, Frances O. McKenzie, Pamela R. Heartline, Donald C. Roberts, and Ronald C. Roberts; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Victoria's beloved care giver, Kathy M Haar for her dedicated love and care. For friends considering memorials honoring Victoria, her family suggests the American Cancer Society or Pleasure Point Baptist Church, 495 Peterson Road, Homer, LA 71040

Marie Blake, 83
FARMERVILLE — Marie Blake, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Charles E. Buck, 69
WISNER — Charles E. Buck, a retired mechanic, died Wednesday. Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church, Wisner. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the church. Burial will be in South Central Church Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Jessie M. Ellington, 88
Jessie M. Ellington of Monroe, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Melle Farrar, 90
LILLIE — Melle Farrar, a retired schoolteacher, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Virginia Frost, 83
Virginia Black Frost of Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Monroe. Visitation is noon until time of services at the mausoleum. Interment will be in Mulhearn Park Mausoleum, Monroe under the direction of at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Jimmy Hegwood, 69
Jimmy A. Hegwood of Monroe, Thomas Industries chief inspector of quality control, died Thursday. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Further arrangements are incomplete.

Ida McKinney, 90
LINVILLE — Ida McKinney, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

W.A. Walpole, 95
HODGE — W.A. "Wimp" Walpole died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Timothy Ray Williams, 50
Timothy Ray Williams of West Monroe died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Batton, Florence Nelda Jester: 2 p.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Broughton, Martha: 11 a.m. Saturday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Monroe.
Cole, Dr. John Robert 'Jack': 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Monroe.
Covington, Robert Perry: 11 a.m. today, The Light House, Monroe.Elmore Sr., Edwin Lee: 6 p.m. today, Robinson Baptist Church, Dunn.Frazier, Earnestine: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Life Deliverance Worship Center, Junction City.Gilliams, Dorothy: 2 p.m. Monday, St. Matthew No. 2, Mer Rouge.
Green, Pinkey: 11 a.m. Sunday, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Monroe.
Gregory, Hazel Inez Husbands: 11 a.m. today, Redwing McGaha Cemetery, Oak Grove.
Hall, Herbert: 11 a.m. Saturday, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jackson, Earnest: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Johnson, Mildred M.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jones, Jessie: 1 p.m. today, Friendship Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jones, Mary Mershon: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. James AME Church, Lake Providence.
Mickle, Roosevelt: Noon Saturday, Triedstone Baptist Church, Monroe.
Minnieweather, April: 1 p.m. Saturday, Williams Drive COGIC, Bastrop.
Pippens, Thurmon: 2 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church, Oak Grove.
Roberson, Alice Marie: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.
Schrock, Joey Miles: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Seidenspinner, Suzie: 10 a.m. Saturday, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Smith, Henry Otis: 1 p.m. Saturday, Union Valley Baptist Church, Delhi.
Staten, Herman V.: 11 a.m. today, Morning Star Baptist Church, Alto.
Tarver, Selma: 10 a.m. Saturday, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Treadway, Mary: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Covenant Christian Center Church, Monroe.
Wall, Kurt Kane: 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Ward, Sharon Jeanette: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Waters, Travis: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Mark Baptist Church, Bonita.
Wiggins, Alice: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Mark Baptist Church, Clayto.
Wyatt, Kessler: 11 a.m. Saturday, Truevine Baptist Church, Monroe


November 29, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

IDA LEE PILGREEN MCKINNIE Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA Funeral services for Ida Lee Pilgreen McKinnie, age 90, of Linville, LA will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville, LA with Rev. Jimmy Wayne Williams, Jr. officiating the service. Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery at Linville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville, LA. Ms. Ida Lee was of member of Dean Baptist Church. She was born on May 30, 1918 and passed away on November 27, 2008. Mrs. McKinnie is preceded in death by her husband, Claudis McKinnie; daughter, Claudine Snell; grandsons, Justin Barmore and Nathaniel Anthony Smith; four sisters; and one brother. She is survived by her sons, Billy George McKinnie and wife Polly of Farmerville, LA; Eddie David McKinnie of Linville, LA; daughters, Ann Smith and husband Danny of Marion, LA; Sarah Marshall and husband Charlie of Linville, LA; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Marcus "Coot" Pilgreen of Shreveport, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Milas Joe Davidson, James Snell Jr., Daniel Smith, Robert Snell, Marvin McKinnie, and Danny Joe McKinnie. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time on Saturday, November 29 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

JESSIE MAE MORGAN ELLINGTON Mulhearn Funeral Home Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Mae Morgan Ellington, 88, of Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 30, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, 2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA with Rev. Joseph Robert Inzina and Rev. Sebastian Kallarackel officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Ellington passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008. Jessie was born October 15, 1920, in Alexandria, LA, the daughter of dairy farmers, Jesse Warren Morgan and Gertrude Hopson Morgan. Jessie grew up with four brothers, Earl, James, Charles, and Patrick, who have preceded her in death. She was the salutatorian of her graduating class at St. Francis Xavier High School and then attended Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in New Orleans, where she received the degree of Registered Nurse. Jessie fell in love and married Robert W. Ellington, Jr, her companion and husband for the past sixty-five years. To them were born six children, Margaret Beth (preceded in death), Susan Ellington of Benton, LA, Katherine Ellington Spencer and husband Thomas, Patrick Ellington, Robert Ellington III, all of Monroe, LA and Dr. Julie Ellington Turner of Peachtree City, GA. Her memory is carried forward with nine grandchildren, Jack Ostteen, Morgan Cole, Jake Spencer, Jess Spencer, Jessie Shadowens, Christine Turner, Craig Turner, Lauren Turner, and Nicole Turner; seven great grandchildren, Delaney Webb, Reagan Cole, Curry Spencer, Cam Spencer, Cason Spencer, Jeffrey Turner, and Myles Spencer; numerous nieces and nephews. Jessie and Robert moved to Monroe, LA in 1951, where they made their permanent home. She was an integral part of the formation of the family business, Ellington Construction Company. While making her home in Monroe, she was a charter member of Our Lady of Fatima Church and was involved in various church and civic organizations; Catholic Daughters of America, OLF Alter Society, Jaycee Jaynes, North Monroe Hospital Auxiliary. In 1983, because of her unselfish giving to the church and community, Jessie was awarded the "Pro Ecclesia of Pontific" (outstanding service to the church and the Pontiff) as conferred by Pope John Paul IV. Jessie lived a rich, full life filled with love and laughter. She will be deeply missed and loved by family, friends, and caregivers. Pallbearers will be Jack Ostteen, Jake Spencer, Jess Spencer, Craig Turner, Sonny Foreman, and Rob Cole. Visitation will be aturday, November 29, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M .at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

JIMMY ALLEN HEGWOOD, SR. Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Allen Hegwood, Sr., 69, of Monroe, will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 29, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. Joe Solomon assisted by Rev. Gerald Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Hegwood, retired chief inspector of Quality Control at Thomas Industries, passed away November 27, 2008. He was a member of Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge, West Hunting Club, Crazy 8 Hunting Club, and former owner of Hegwood Fish Market on DeSiard Street for forty years. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. All 25 family members went on a family cruise in January '08 to start the year off and he was the center of the trip and you always knew he was the "Boss" and in charge. He also enjoyed all the family gatherings and holidays, especially Easter, and the evenings at home when family would come by for visits on the patio. Mr. Hegwood was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Tempie Hegwood; sister, Gladys Hegwood Schneider; and brother, J. R. Hegwood. He is survived by the love of his life of over 50 years, his wife, Yvonne Hegwood; son, Jim Hegwood, Jr. and wife Renee Alexander; daughters, Denise McMullen and husband Artie, and Elizabeth Benefield and husband Raymond; sister, Judy Hegwood Boyte and husband Bob; grandchildren, Amanda and Whit McMullen, Jimbo, III and wife Danielle Hegwood, Charlie and Courtney Hegwood, and Raymond, Jr. and David Benefield; several nieces and nephews; and his cat, Rose. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jimbo Hegwood, Whit McMullen, Raymond Benefield, Jr., Charlie Hegwood, and David Benefield. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Huckabee, Lavelle Huckabee, Greg Woods, Steve McMullen, John Turner, and Jim Rolen. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

LELA OWENS HEAD Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral Services for Mrs. Lela Owens Head, 94, of West Monroe, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Cypress Baptist Church in West Monroe with Rev. Larry Eubanks officiating. Burial will follow at Cypress Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Head passed away on November 28, 2008. She was a member of Cypress Baptist Church. She was a retired rural mail carrier for the United States Post Office. She is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas D. Head. She is survived by her son, W. D. Head and wife Elsie; daughter, Wanda Sue Russell; grandchildren, Dan Head and wife Lori of Calhoun, LA, Darren Pierce and wife Leslie of Murfresboro, TN, Kenyeon DeGodt and husband Dennis of Lewisville, TX; brother, John Owens of West Monroe, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MADELINE HENDRIX JOHNSTON Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, LA Services for Mrs. Madeline H. Johnston, 90, of Epps, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 29, 2008 at West New Home Baptist Church with Rev. Troy J. Dennard and Rev. Butch Goodman officiating. Internment will follow in Epps Cemetery, Epps, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, LA. Mrs. Madeline was a member of West New Home Baptist Church, she loved her family, friends and mowing her yard. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Johnston daughter Marie Johnston and a grandson Clint Johnston. She is survived by two sons; Charles Johnston, Sr. and his wife Liz of Start, LA, Keldron Johnston and his wife Kathy of Homer, LA and her daughter Jody Stokes and her husband Mitchell of Holly Ridge, LA; grandchildren, Charles Johnston, Jr. and wife Sandra, Andy Johnston and wife Patty, Mark Johnston and wife Vesta, Kelly Johnston and wife Carol, Keith Johnston, Lance Stokes and Amber Stokes; 16 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Charles Johnston, Jr., Andy Johnston, Mark Johnston, Kelly Johnston, Keith Johnston and Lance Stokes. Honorary Pallbearer, Amber Stokes. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the church. Online registry/condolence at www.mulhearnfuneral home.com.

SUZIE SEIDENSPINNER Our lives have changed. We have lost a very special friend. A friend that made the lives she touched a little brighter and kinder each day. Suzie Seidenspinner and her approach to life, its problems and its challenges made us better people.Suzie had a motherly nature that extended well beyond her own family into the lives of her friends and business relationships. Suzie had the unique ability to provide comfort when needed, firmness when needed and action when needed... in her own motherly way. The light of the day will seem dimmer without her signature laugh and smile that greeted each of us. We have lost a friend that cared deeply about others and their well being. We feel a great deal of emptiness. It is a sudden void of warmth and friendship that cannot be filled or replaced. Our lives have changed. We have lost a very special friend. Our prayers and love. The Staff of Bennett Seymour Insurance

Ladean Armond, 86
BOSSIER CITY — Ladean Armond formerly of Natchitoches, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is noon until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Marie Norris Blake, 83
FARMERVILLE — Marie Norris Blake, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Crestview Baptist Church, Farmerville. Visitation is noon until service time at the church. Burial will be in church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Leslie Brown, 77
TALLULAH — Leslie Brown died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Michelle B. Buras, 46
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Michelle Boyte Buras, a schoolteacher, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Lanes Ferry Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 8 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Estella Rush Folds, 82
WINNSBORO — Estella Rush Folds, a seamstress, died Friday. Services are 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5:30-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Cemetery.

Kay L. Frey, 62
RAYVILLE — Kay L. Frey, a clerk, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Jo Anne C. Gray, 54
DOWNSVILLE — Jo Anne C. Gray, a homemaker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Lora Peters Griffin, 94
WISNER — Lora Peters Griffin, a retired librarian, died Friday. Services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in South Central Church Cemetery.

Inez Harris, 80
TALLULAH — Inez Harris died Nov. 22. Services are 11 a.m. today at New Light Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in New Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Jimmy Hegwood Sr., 69
Jimmy Allen Hegwood Sr. of Monroe, a retired Thomas Industries chief inspector of quality control, died Thursday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ceola Johnson, 35
RAYVILLE — Ceola Johnson, a homemaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Ravyille.

Gary Bruce Kenney, 64
COLUMBIA — Gary Bruce Kenney, owner/operator of GBK Barges Inc. and a Vietnam veteran, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Columbia Hill Cemetery.

Hazel McGraw, 84
Hazel McGraw of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Peniel Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Clark Springs Baptist Church under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Evelyn Halsey Neal, 64
Evelyn Halsey Neal of West Monroe, a retired Chase employee, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at White's Ferry Road Church of Christ, West Monroe. Burial will be in Aulds Chapel Cemetery, Downsville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Lola Juanita Parker, 88
MALVERN, Ark. — Lola Juanita Parker, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at J.A. Funk Funeral Home, Malvern, Ark. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crowville Masonic Cemetery, Crowville.

Lora T. Peters, 88
Lora Thompson Peters of Monroe, a retired ULM secretary, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Willie Reed Jr., 58
Willie Reed Jr. of Monroe, a laborer, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at China Grove Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at Funerals by McFarland, Monroe. Burial will be in Magnolia City Cemetery.

Agnes Sanders, 53
RAYVILLE — Agnes Sanders, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

W.A. Walpole, 95
HODGE — W.A. "Wimp" Walpole died Thursday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Fellowship Cemetery, Quitman under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Donald H. Warner, 80
RAYVILLE — Donald H. Warner, a salesman, died Wednesday. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Para Lea Wyant, 81
JENA — Para Lea Wyant, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. Sunday at Aimwell Baptist Church, Aimwell. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will in Mount Zion Cemetery, Aimwell under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

Previously acknowledged
Broughton, Martha: 11 a.m. today, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Monroe.L
Buck, Charles E.: 3 p.m. today, Central Baptist Church, Wisner.
Cole, Dr. John Robert 'Jack': 11 a.m. today, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Monroe.
Frazier, Earnestine: 2 p.m. today, New Life Deliverance Worship Center, Junction City.
Gilliams, Dorothy: 2 p.m. Monday, St. Matthew No. 2, Mer Rouge.
Green, Pinkey: 11 a.m. Sunday, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Monroe.
Hall, Herbert: 11 a.m. today, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jackson, Earnest: 2:30 p.m. today, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Johnson, Mildred M.: 11 a.m. today, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jones, Mary Mershon: 11 a.m. today, St. James AME Church, Lake Providence.
Mickle, Roosevelt: Noon today, Triedstone Baptist Church, Monroe.
Minnieweather, April: 1 p.m. today, Williams Drive COGIC, Bastrop.
Roberson, Alice Marie: 2:30 p.m. today, Miller Funeral Home, Monroe.|
Seidenspinner, Suzie: 10 a.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Smith, Henry Otis: 1 p.m. today, Union Valley Baptist Church, Delhi.
Tarver, Selma: 10 a.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Treadway, Mary: 2 p.m. today, New Covenant Christian Center Church, Monroe.
Ward, Sharon Jeanette: 11 a.m. today, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Monroe.
Waters, Travis: 11 a.m. today, St. Mark Baptist Church, Bonita.
Wiggins, Alice: 11 a.m. today, St. Mark Baptist Church, Clayton.
Williams, Timothy Ray: 11 a.m. today, Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Wyatt, Kessler: 11 a.m. today, Truevine Baptist Church, Monroe.


November 30, 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Iris Priou Coyle, 83, of Richmond, VA will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 1, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe with Rev. Mark Watson officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paschal's Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Coyle was an active member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Shreveport, LA. Iris worked for United Gas Pipeline for 17 years as an Administrative Assistant to two vice presidents. She also enjoyed being a member of the Desk and Derrick Association in Houston. She was known for her wonderful sense of humor, persistence, and her constant positive attitude. She is preceded in death by her husband, James H. Coyle, Sr.; sisters, Olive "Ollie" Kendrick, Mildred "Mimi" Roy, and Ruth "Sis" Coates; and brothers, Adam "Son" Priou and Lucian "Tut" Henry Priou, Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Coyle and husband John; son, James H. Coyle, Jr. and wife Mary Louise; grandchildren, Jennifer Howerton and husband Michael, and Christopher Coyle; great grandchildren, John Michael Howerton, and Matthew Howerton; nieces, Linda Wilson and husband Peyton and Lynn Shows and husband Lonnie; nephew, Gary Roy and wife Shirley; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Gary Roy, Peyton Wilson, Lonnie Shows, Greg Richards, Troy Shows, and Brad Shows. Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. until service time at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Memorials may be made to the ASPCA Association. Online Condolence/Registry www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. ETHEL HARPER SHERMAN Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Harper Sherman 81, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 1, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Rev. Leonard Garlington will be officiating. Interment to follow at Monroe Memorial Park, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe. Mrs. Sherman was born March 14, 1927 in Booneville, MS. and died November 29, 2008 in West Monroe. Mrs. Sherman was retired telephone operator and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was currently a resident of Landmark Nursing Home, where she enjoyed sharing time in Bible study and music with the other residents. Mrs. Sherman was preceded in death by her parents, James and Irma Harper; brother, J.W. Harper; sister, Ruth Dunahoo. Survivors include her children, JoAnn Cain, Betty K. Ballew and husband Lawrence, David Sherman and wife Karel, Sandra Corley and husband Bruce, Tim Sherman and wife Gigi, and Sherry Prestage and husband Mike; father and step-father of her children, David A. Sherman; sisters, Shannon Garrett and Betty Garlington;12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Justin Sherman, Larry Ballew Jr., Barry F. Ballew, Gary Cain Jr., Jonathan Sherman and Tommy Trainer. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Sunday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe. Online condolences may be made to www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MRS. LORA PETERS GRIFFIN Gilll First NATIONAL FUNERAL HOME Winnsboro,LA Services for Mrs. Lora Peters Griffin, 94 of Wisner, LA will be held at 2:30 P.M. Sunday Nov. 30th at Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Visitation will be Sunday from noon to service time with Rev. David Martin officiating. Burial will follow at South Central Cemetery in Wisner. Mrs. Griffin, a homemaker and retired librarian was born Nov. 15, 1914 in Martinsville, MS to Thomas Milton Martin and Ruth Berry Martin with whom she traveled to Wisner and resided for 88 years and was charter member of First Baptist Church of Wisner. Mrs. Griffin died peacefully Nov. 28th at Landmark Nursing Facility in West Monroe after a brief illness with family at her side. She was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas M. Martin and Ruth B. Martin; husbands: Captain James M. Peters and Louis M. Griffin; brother: Hugh Martin; sister: Laura Martin Moore. Mrs. Griffin is survived by sons: James M. Peters and wife Ann of West Monroe; Louis M. Griffin of Wisner; grandchildren: Krista Peters Brown Elayan and husband Jamil of Athens, GA; Eric Todd Peters of Athens, GA; Kimberly Ann Peters of West Monroe; Jason Griffin, Melissa Griffin, and Christopher Griffin; great-grandchildren: Lauren Kaitlyn, Amanda Brown, and Garnett Elayan; nephew: Gene Moore. Pallbearers will be Ted Grace, Aaron Scott, Reggie Peters, Gary Peters, Robert Peters, and Ronald Beach. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenneth Peters. Send online condolences to www.gillfirstnational.com

Juanita R. Bacle, 62
COLUMBIA — Juanita Elisabeth Romero Bacle, a beautician, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Mangham. Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Hewitt Cemetery in Mangham under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Jack Allen Dean, 38
BASTROP — Jack Allen Dean, a roofer, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 11 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Burial is at Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Jessie Mae Ellington, 88
Jessie Mae Morgan Ellington of Monroe, a registered nurse, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Kay Lorraine Frey, 62
RAYVILLE — Kay Lorraine Frey of Rayville, a clerk, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mangham Baptist Church. Visitation is 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Gwin Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

JoAnn Gray, 54
DOWNSVILLE — JoAnn Gray, a homemaker, died Friday. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Point Assembly of God. Visitation is 10 a.m. until time of service at the church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Lela Owens Head, 94
Lela Owens Head of West Monroe, a retired mail carrier, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Cypress Baptist Church. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Cypress Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Danielle Summerhill, 38
Danielle Denise Nubles Summerhill, an ambulance dispatcher, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in McKnight Cemetery, Holly Ridge.

Juanita Townsend, 84
Juanita M. Townsend of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Hilda Warner, 84
Hilda Warner of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Armon, Ladean: 2 p.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.
Folds, Estella Rush: 3:30 p.m. today, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Gilliams, Dorothy: 2 p.m. Monday, St. Matthew No. 2, Mer Rouge.
Green, Pinkey: 11 a.m. today, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Monroe.
Griffin, Lora Peters: 2:30 p.m. today, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Kenney, Gray Bruce: 2 p.m. today, Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.
Parker, Lola Juanita: 10 a.m. Monday, J.A. Funk Funeral Home, Malvern, Ark.
Reed Jr., Willie: 11 a.m. Wednes-day, China Grove Baptist Church, Monroe.
Wyant, Para Lee: 11 a.m. today, Aimwell Baptist Church, Aimwell.



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