September - 2008 - Obituaries from The News-Star


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

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

YVONNE RAMSEY HEMPHILL Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, LA Graveside and interment services for Mrs. Yvonne Ramsey Hemphill, 84, of Monroe will be Monday, September 1st, 2008, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Born November 6th, 1923, in Choudrant, LA, she was a daughter of the late William Franklin and Nancy Slaton Ramsey. She graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1942, and married William T. Hemphill, Jr. on May 20th, 1943, in Houston, TX. Mrs. Hemphill was a military wife who accompanied her husband around the world during his military career. She had many interests including genealogy, flowers, sports, and cooking. In addition to her parents, her beloved husband preceded her in death in 1996. Also, a sister, Emma Lee Naron and brothers, O.Z. and William M. Ramsey preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughters, Gloria Y. Daack, and husband Colonel Martin USAF (Ret) of Colorado Springs, CO and Karen Hemphill Medley of Monroe; a son, Gary A. Hemphill of Monroe; grandchildren, Stephanie C. Reynolds and husband, Major Ashton T. Reynolds, AK ANG, Major Martin T. Daack, Jr., USAF and wife Jennifer, Dr. Megan C. Medley (PT, DPT), Blair N. Medley and Caitlin P. Medley; great grand children, Analyn and Saxon Reynolds, Taylor, Chase, Jory and Lindsay Daack; sisters, Doris L. Walter and Sarah E. Head; brother Billy J. Ramsey and wife, Elaine; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, August 31st, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, 1200 Lamy Lane, Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

Landon Sproles Abbitt, 29
GILBERT — Landon Sproles Abbitt, a student, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ogden Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Donald J. 'JR' Adams, 52
Donald J. "JR" Adams of West Monroe, a NAPA auto parts salesman, died Friday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday at McCormick Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

William 'Cooter' Barfield, 89
WINNSBORO — William "Cooter" Barfield, a retired automobile mechanic, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Myrtle Memorial Cemetery, Winnsboro. Visitation is noon until services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mary D. Hall, 68
Mary D. Hall, of Monroe, exec
utive director of OMCAP, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church with a commemorative service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Monroe, under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Aavah Joeli Martin, infant
BASTROP — Aavah Joeli Martin, infant daughter of Alexxia Martin and Tony Taylor, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bastrop.

Nellie Mae Nugent, 88
COLUMBIA — Nellie Mae Nugent, a homemaker, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Gary Prudhomme, 57
GRAYSON — Gary Prudhomme, an oil field mechanic, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Joshua 'Bubba' Thompson, 23
WINNSBORO — Joshua "Bubba" Thompson, a welder and construction worker, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Young's Community Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Elsie Webb, 97
Elsie Webb of West Monroe, a business woman, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Fears, Maurice: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Refreshing Springs, Homer.
Harris, Lillie Vick: 1 p.m. Wednesday, St. James Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Tucker, Lallage: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston


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

COLONEL JOSEPH S. MORISON Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, LA A Memorial Celebration for Colonel Joseph S. Morison, U.S. Air Force, Retired, 77, of Monroe, Louisiana will be at 10:00 AM Friday, September 5, 2008 in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe, with Dr. Allison Moody officiating. Visitation will follow at the funeral home. Private graveside services will be at the cemetery. Colonel Morison passed away at Saint Francis Medical Center Saturday, August 30th surrounded by his loving family and following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Asheville, NC, Colonel Morison moved with his parents to West Palm Beach, FL in 1946 and graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1949. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1953 with a degree in Civil Engineering and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force. He received a Master's Degree from George Washington University in 1965. After completing flying school, Colonel Morison participated in advanced flying training in F-86s. He met his wife Margaret while stationed at Greenville AFB, MS, after which they served as a team in many assignments all over the world making 23 moves in a 26 year career. As a junior officer he served as flying training advisor for the Royal Saudi Air Force, as a Major he became a Command Pilot and flew 121 missions in Vietnam as an F-4 fighter pilot. As a Senior Officer he served as Commander of the 96th Bombardment Wing at Dyess AFB, TX. During his career Colonel Morison earned two Legions of Merit, The Distinguished Flying Cross, numerous Air Medals and Air Force Commendation Medal. Upon his Air Force retirement, he and Margaret moved to Monroe where he accepted a job as Physical Plant Director at then NLU. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marie and Smith Morison. He is survived by Margaret, his loving wife of 52 years, his daughter Sue Morison of Monroe, his daughter Sherri Morison Hanks and husband Col Tom Hanks (USMC, ret) of Huntsville, AL, his special niece and nephew Leesa and David McMillin of Monroe, numerous nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews. Especially treasured are his two great nephews Brady and Cody McMillin, who were like grandchildren to him. Uncle Joe was Cody's hero. He leaves a beloved sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Jimmy Carver of Leland, MS, and an Aunt Rachel Ambler of Richmond, VA. Special in his heart were his three grand dogs Emma, Callie and Georgia. He leaves many friends. Special to him were his Tuesday Romeo lunch group, his former golfing buddies, his loving friend Georgia Street, who was always there for him and his family with her support and many prayers, and his MAC coffee group, which consisted of his many adopted nieces. He would want us to thank J. C. Cunningham, Ken Jackson, and Wyche Ashcraft, who gave him unending support during his illness. Our special thanks to Dr. Ran Phillips, his physician and friend. We'd also like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for him in his last years. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that any donation be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

DONALD J. "JR" ADAMS Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside and interment services for Donald J. "JR" Adams, 52, of West Monroe will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday morning, September 4th, 2008, at McCormick Cemetery in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Jeff Luellen officiating. Services are under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Born June 5, 1956, in Jonesboro, LA, he passed away August 29th, 2008. He was salesman for NAPA Auto Parts. He was preceded in death by his parents, O'Donald and Ellene Holloway Adams; 2 sisters, Linda Darnell and Brenda Crawford; a brother, Gary Adams; and a daughter, Destiny Nicole Adams. Survivors include his wife, Ann Stansbury Adams; a daughter, Stephanie R. Wyles and husband, Jason; 2 sons, Milton Jason Adams and wife, Heather, and Donald Caleb Adams; grandchildren, Madyson Aday and Dalton Adams; a sister, Sandra Adams; 5 brothers, Roger, Phillip, Ricky, Bruce, and "Danny Boy" Adams; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Thomas Wayne Hudson, Bubba, Gary, and Caleb Adams, Shannon Yancey, Richard Lawrence, and Roger Harrison. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

GARY PRUDHOMME Riser Funeral Homes Columbia, LA Services for Gary Wilson Prudhomme, age 57 of Grayson, will be 2:00 PM Thursday, September 4, 2008, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Bro. Jimmy Goodman and Bro. Rodney Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson. Visitation will be Wednesday evening 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and again Thursday morning 10:00 AM until service time. Gary Prudhomme was born November 29, 1950 in Jena, LA to the union of Clarence Edward Sr. and Leva Stutson Prudhomme and passed away Sunday, August 31, 2008 at his residence. He was a member of Holum Baptist Church and was a mechanic in the oil fields. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Norma Chapman. Survivors include his wife; Betty Sweet Prudhomme of Grayson, three sons; Brent Prudhomme and his wife, Jessica of Bamburg, Germany, Bubba Flores and his wife, Gail of Grayson and Josh Flores of Grayson, two brothers; Clarence Prudhomme, Jr. and his wife, Shirley of Georgetown, SC and Douglas Prudhomme and his wife, Carolyn of Nebo, four grandchildren; Lacy Prudhomme, Hailey Prudhomme, Logan Prudhomme and Tanner Flores and mother-in-law; Allie Mae Sweet. Pallbearers will be David Touchstone, Steve Tucker, Mike Crain, Cleve Womack, Tony Weeks and Charles Braddock. Honorary pallbearers are Harvey Cowen, Tillman Sweet, James Palmer, Bob Harrison and Billy Harrison. Online condolences may be made at www.riserfuneral homes.com.

LORENE M. SUTTON WEST MONROE, LA Lorene M. Sutton of West Monroe, LA. born 1/10/25 and passed away 8/31/08 after a lengthy illness. She retired from Safeway Grocery. She was preceded in Death by her husband Arthur W. Sutton. Surviving relatives, Daughters, Judy Harper LeBrun and Husband Rory Dale of Marion, LA, Barbara Smith of West Monroe, LA; Grandson Chris A. Smith of West Monroe, LA; Grand daughter, Savannah Smith of West Monroe, LA; a Sister Pauline Crane and Brother Paul McGuffie of Brookhaven, MS. Memorials to be made to Amvetts and Humane Society of Ouachita Parish, LA.

MRS. ELSIE WEBB Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Webb, 97 of West Monroe, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 1, 2008, in the Chapel of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home with Dr. David Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mrs. Webb was born September 29, 1910, in Blankston, LA and passed away September 1, 2008, in West Monroe, LA. She was a member of the Ridge Avenue Baptist Church in West Monroe. Mrs. Webb spent her life as a dedicated business woman, so it is fitting that she went to be with her Lord on Labor Day. Owner of the Canary Motel and Trailer Park in West Monroe, LA, she previously owned and operated other business establishments including the Hob Nob Restaurant. She will always be remembered by her warm smile and her love of dominos. She is preceded in death by her father; Edwin T. Mix, mother; Maggie Bailey Mix, brother; Charlie Mix. She is survived by her cousins; Etta Ward, Shirley Freeman, Elsie Lee Kennedy, Autice D. Bailey, John Moore, longtime caregivers; Lannie Johnson and Judy Coon, her close friend; Cathy M. Trichel. Pallbearers will be Ivey Freeman, Bobby Freeman, Michael Freeman, Michael Paul Freeman, Jake Wallace, and Darren Owen. Honorary pallbearers will be, Terry Freeman. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Memorials may be made to Ridge Avenue Baptist Church, Elsie Webb Scholarship Fund at University of Louisiana at Monroe or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

ROBERT S. THOMPSON Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA A memorial service for Robert S. Thompson, Jr., 72, of West Monroe, will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 4th, 2008, in the Feazel Chapel of the First Baptist Church of West Monroe with the Rev. Mark Fenn officiating. Born February 4, 1936, in Monroe, LA he was the son of the late Robert and Rosetta Thompson. Mr. Thompson passed away August 30th, 2008, following a brief illness. He was the Assistant Manager of the Gun Department at Outfitters, LTD, and a member of the First Baptist Church of West Monroe. He is survived by his wife, Dana Meade Thompson; daughters, Evelyn Thompson and Janice Rose; son, Robert Thompson; grandchildren, Kayden Scott, Crystal Rose, Russell, Brian and Trevor Thompson; sister, Gloria Jones and husband, Sonny; and mother and father-in-law, James and Faye Meade. "Daddy, I love you and I miss you so much. You will always be my handsome man, and, I will forever be your little girl. If love could have saved you; you would have lived forever. I love you so much daddy." Evelyn Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

Joseph Scott 'Junior' Berry, 83
OAK GROVE — Joseph Scott "Junior" Berry died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Eugene Browhow, 70
Eugene Browhow of Monroe, an electrician, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Church of God in Christ, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Monroe under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Betty Clark, 53
COLUMBIA — Betty Clark, a cross country truck driver, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Brownville Baptist Church, Columbia. Burial will be in Garden Valley Cemetery, Columbia, under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Norma Simpson Davis, 97
JONESBORO — Norma Dee McCain Simpson Davis, a mill worker, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Saline Cemetery, Saline.

Ora Finley, 72
FARMERVILLE — Ora Finley, a Con-Agra employee, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Millard Hill Baptist Church, Farmerville. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Joyce E. Forwood, 80
Joyce E. Forwood of Monroe, a retired teacher with Monroe City Schools, Ouachita Parish Schools and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Evelyn Jones, 58
RUSTON — Evelyn Jones, a bus aide, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Percy D. Jones, 50
LOS ANGELES — Percy D. Jones, formerly of Rayville, died Aug. 25. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Bernice "Bonnie" Keene, 87
Bernice "Bonnie" Templeton Keene of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Lillian Owens, 66
DALLAS — Lillian Owens, formerly of St. Joseph, a cashier, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Jessie Singleton, 71
Jessie Singleton of Monroe, a construction worker, died Saturday. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at New Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Monroe, under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Mary Washington, 57
LAS VEGAS — Mary Washington, formerly of Tallulah, a school teacher, died Aug. 26. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Doris White, 62
Doris White, formerly of Bastrop, a homemaker, died Aug. 26. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Morehouse District Educational Association Building, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in H.V. Adams Cemetery, Bastrop.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Abbitt, Landon Sporles: 2 p.m. Friday, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Adams, Donald J. "JR": 11 a.m. Thursday, McCormick Cemetery, West Monroe.

Barfield, William "Cooter": 2 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Fears, Maurice: 11 a.m. today, Refreshing Springs, Homer.

Hall, Mary D.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.

Harris, Lillie Vick: 1 p.m. today, St. James Baptist Church, Tallulah.

Martin, Aavah Joeli: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Thompson, Joshua "Bubba": 2 p.m. Thursday, Young's Community Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Tucker, Lallage: 11 a.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston


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

JOSEPH SCOTT "JUNIOR" BERRY Cox Funeral Home Oak Grove, Louisiana Funeral services for Joseph Scott "Junior" Berry, age 83, of Oak Grove, Louisiana will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 5, 2008 at Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Grove. Reverends Mike Ray and Fred Hale will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Grove. Services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Oak Grove. Mr. Berry died Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at the West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. Mr. Berry was a native and lifelong resident of West Carroll Parish where he was a member and deacon of the Green Baptist Church. A veteran of WWII, he served as a machinist aboard the USS Lexington. He owned and operated B & D Auto Repair for many years in Oak Grove. He was the Past Adjutant of the Catron-Kelly Post of the American Legion. He was serving as the president of the Fiske Union Water Board. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Scott Berry, Sr. and Frankie Mae Dye Berry Blackburn; 4 brothers: T. F. Berry, James Berry, Bernis Berry, and Clarence Howard "Pete" Berry; 3 sisters: Mary Etta Pitman, Ollie Hall, and Lillian Jones. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Cletha Mae Orr Berry of Oak Grove; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Terri Berry of Oak Grove; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and June Berry of West Monroe, LA; grandson and his wife, Rodney and Shannon Gammill Berry of Shreveport, LA; granddaughter and her husband, April and Marc Todd of Winnsboro, LA; granddaughter, Heather Berry of Baton Rouge, LA; grandson, Heath Berry of Ruston, LA granddaughter, Whitni Berry of Baton Rouge; granddaughter, Taylor Berry of Oak Grove; 3 great grandchildren: Josie, Morgan, and Holden Todd of Winnsboro; sister, Maynell Whitney of Machias, Maine. Pallbearers are: Jimmy Orr, Reggie Prine, Jim Herlevic, Kent Elkins, Randy Gregory, and Justin Gregory. Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 4, 2008 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove. www.coxfuneral.com

JOYCE ELAINE STEWART FORWOOD Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Elaine Stewart Forwood, 80, of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 5, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Norman Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Forwood passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at St. Francis North Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Frank Forwood. Joyce received her Bachelor's in English from Mississippi College. She received her Masters in Education, Specialist in Reading, and Plus 30 from NLU. Mama Joyce was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher in public education as well as at Parkview Baptist church. Survivors include her children, Victoria Forwood Waits and husband James of Monroe, NC, Debra Forwood Kerrigan and husband Bobby, Frank P. Forwood, III, all of Monroe, LA, and Mark Stewart Forwood and wife Marie of Swartz, LA; grandchildren, Morgan and Abbey Waits, Trey and Chris Dubose, Melissa McClelland, Heather Gilbreath, Jonathan Forwood, and Brant, Matthew, Zach, Justin, Kandice, and Alex Forwood; four great grandchildren, sisters, Lanelle Powell of Virginia, and Reve' Perreault of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. The family would like to extend special thanks to Tammy, Beth, and Ms. Edda for their special care during her last days. Joyce was deeply loved by all and will be greatly missed. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

LEONA "NANNIE" LOWERY FARRAR FUNERAL HOME Farmerville, LA. Funeral services for Leona "Nannie" Lowery, 90, of Haile, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 at Farrar Funeral Home with Pastor Lamar Guillot officiating. Burial will be at Dean Cemetery near Marion under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mrs. Lowery, a nurturing wife and mother, died September 2, 2008. She is preceded in death by her parents: H. E. & Sallie Graves; her husband, Albert Wilson "Doe" Lowery; three sisters and one brother. She is survived by three sons: Wayne Lowery & wife, Nelda; Ray Lowery & wife, Kat; and Richard Galen Lowery & wife, Sue; one daughter: Diann Hilton & husband, Henry; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter and a special niece, Annette Daniels and onc sister-in-law Margaret Irene Thomas. Pallbearers are Paul Lowery, Ken Risinger, Jonathon Lowery, Vicky Joe Wisecarver, Roger Lowery and Vernon Lowery. Honarary pallbearers are Milke Hilton, Jerry Daniels and Walter Wallace. Visitation will be 6:00 PM til 8:00 PM Thursday at Farrar Funeral Home. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com.

MARY ANN HUNT POWELL Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Jasper, TX Mary Ann Hunt Powell, 79, of Jasper died Saturday, August 30, 2008 at her home. A native of Ashland, KS, a former resident of Dallas, she had lived in Jasper for the past 48 years. Mary Ann was a retired bookkeeper and home maker. Survivors include her husband of 23 years Charlie Powell of Jasper; one son Stuart H. Roane of Gilbert, LA; one daughter Millicent Roane Yount of Willis, two step-sons Wes Powell of Atlanta & Chuck Powell of Lumberton; and a step-daughter Tracye Venable of Nederland; a brother Justin Hunt of Charlotte, NC; two sisters Millicent Wesley of Phoenix, AZ, and Cynthia Lawrence of Charlotte, NC, & five grandchildren David & Sarah Yount, Hampton & Brett Roane and Chris Venable. Memorial services will be 2:00 P M, Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home.

MRS. BERNICE "BONNIE" TEMPLETON KEENE Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Mrs. Bernice "Bonnie" Templeton Keene, 87 of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 5, 2008 at Monroe Memorial Park, Monroe, LA. Rev. Hallum will officiate under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Keene was born August 24, 1921 in Marx Beach, LA and died September 1, 2008 in West Monroe. She grew up in Farmerville, LA. Mrs. Kenne was preceded in death by her husband, Grason Keene. Mrs. Keene affectionally known as "Bubba", is survived by her son, Jerold Keene; and her five grandchildren; Paige Farmer and husband Paul, Jason Keene, Eric Keene, Richard Keene, and Jennifer Deshazo and husband David; three great-grandsons, Conor, Jacob, and Sam Farmer and many other friends and relatives. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

WARD WOODEN Golden Funeral Home Bastrop, LA Funeral services for Mr. Ward Wooden, age 92, are scheduled for 11:00 AM Friday, September 5, 2008 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Wooden officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Goldens. Mr. Wooden passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008 in Monroe. He was born in raised in the Ozark Mountains in Clarksville, AR. He was a retired concrete plant manager, a 32 degree Mason, and a fan of the Atlanta Braves. He was a charter member of Greenacres Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 56 years. Mr. Wooden is preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Irene Chapin Wooden; son, Lester Harold Wooden; grandson, Jeffrey Wooden; father, W.F. Wooden; mother, Susie Wooden; step-mother, Eula Wooden; brothers, Gora, M.L., Harlon, F.A., and Clark; sisters, Susie Johnson and Sylvia Smothers. He is survived by his son, Don Wooden & wife Martha of Monroe; daughter-in-law, Reatagae Wooden of Rayville; grandson, Harold "Hal" Wooden and wife Sherry of Los Angeles, CA; four great grandchildren; brother, Jack Wooden of Bastrop; and sister, Gertrude Defee of Bastrop. The family would like to thank Diane Bush, Vicky Fleming, and Hospice of Louisiana for their excellent care.


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

GEORGIA EUBANKS CRAIN FARRAR FUNERAL HOME Farmerville, LA. Funeral services for Georgia Eubanks Crain, 57, of Farmerville will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at Farrar Funeral Home with Pastor Robbie Lawson officiating. Burial will be at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mrs. Crain, a homemaker, died Sept. 2, 2008. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dennis B. Crain; father, Austin G. Eubanks; mother, Mildred Eubanks and sister, Lillie Smith. She is survived by a special niece that she raised like a daughter, Theresa E. Cubbit and was a special sister to Austin Eubanks & his wife, Margaret; Donnie Eubanks & his wife, Katherine; and Mollie Redden & her husband, Ervin and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers are Steven Cubbit, David Cubbit, Chris Holloway, Mark Dean, Chris Eubanks, Cecil Patrick and Dewayne Redden. Visitation will be 5:00 PM - 8:00 PmFriday at Farrar Funeral Home. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com.

JESSE L. CARTER, SR. Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, Louisiana Funeral services for Jesse L. Carter, Sr., 83, of Monroe, LA will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe with Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Caldwell Parish under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Mr. Carter was born on January 19, 1925 in New Orleans, LA and passed away on September 3, 2008 in Monroe, LA. Mr. Carter earned an Associate Degree from NLSC, a B.S. from LSU, and an M.S. from NLU. He was retired from both the Ouachita Parish Health Unit and the U.S.D.A. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as an Aviation Radioman 3rd Class on the U.S.S. Franklin in World War II. He served as a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 7 and was a member of the Vigil Honor for The Order of the Arrow and received the District Award of Merit. Mr. Carter was a member of Lakeshore Baptist Church. Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Leckie Carter in 1995 and two grandchildren: Micah Carter and Steven LeCompte. He is survived by his children: Jesse L. Carter, Jr. and wife, Karen, Madelon Carter Jordan and husband, William, Wynona Charmaine LeCompte, and Richard Edwin Carter II; brother: Richard E. Carter and wife, Viva; a number of nieces and nephews; five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, September 5, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

Nathan Ashley, 86
SICILY ISLAND — Nathan Ashley, a retired Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development employee, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Elijah Bowman Sr., 86
TALLULAH — Elijah "Yellow Hammer" Bowman Sr., a retired store owner, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Morning Rest Cemetery, Tallulah under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Delhi.

James Michael Burt, 54
James Michael Burt of Monroe, a painter, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Cecil Cain, 88
BASTROP — Cecil Cain, retired International Paper Co. employee, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Jesse L. Carter Sr., 83
Jesse L. Carter Sr. of Monroe, a retired food inspector, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Caldwell Parish.

Jerry B. Donaldson, 67
Jerry B. Donaldson of West Monroe, a Harvest Foods butcher, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Thelma Kent Owens, 65
Thelma Kent Owens of Monroe, a care provider, died Aug. 30. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Monday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Paul E. Peters, 70
WINNSBORO — Paul E. Peters, a retired crop duster, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Esters Rivers, 55
JACKSON, Miss. — Esters Rivers, a boat plant employee formerly of Delhi, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Greater One Fellowship Worship Center, Delhi. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in St. John Community Cemetery.

Rosie Lea Smith, 77
WINNSBORO — Rosie Lea Smith, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at New Zion Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 2-10 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in church cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Previously acknowledged
Browhow, Eugene: 10 a.m. today, Bethel Church of God in Christ.
Clark, Betty: 11 a.m. today, Brownville Baptist Church, Columbia.
Cole, Thomas: 1 p.m. today, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Crain, Georgia Eubanks: 1 p.m. today, Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Finley, Ora: 11 a.m. today, Millard Hill Baptist Church, Farmerville.
Grant, Audrey: 1 p.m. today, Self Cemetery, Hornbeck.
Gray, Howard Jewel: 1 p.m. today, Liberty Christian Worship Center, Monroe.
Hall, Mary D.: 11 a.m. today, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jones, Evelyn: 1 p.m. today, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Ruston.
Jones, Percy Derrell: 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Rayville.
Lain Sr., Clyde: 11 a.m. today, Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Monroe.
Long, Gennett Fuller: 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, Dubach.
Owens, Lillian: 11 a.m. today, Eastgate Auditorium, St. Joseph.
Pleasant, Neil: 1 p.m. today, St. John Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Pressley, Armer: 1 p.m. today, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Ruston.
Roberson, Ella: 1 p.m. today, Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Singleton, Jessie: 2:30 p.m. today, New Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Sproles, Earl: 2 p.m. today, Turkey Creek Baptist Church, near Gilbert.
Stewart, Lena: 10 a.m. today, Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Stewart, Valrie: 2 p.m. today, Sycamore Baptist Church, Ferriday.
Thomas, Adeline: 11 a.m. today, Winnsboro Second Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Thompson, Arlena J.: 2 p.m. today, Tried Stone Baptist Church, Monroe.
Thompson, Joshua "Bubba": 2 p.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Valentine, Fred: 1 p.m. today, St. Luke Baptist Church, Newellton.
White, Tina M.: 1 p.m. today, Cuba Baptist Church, Winnsboro


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

RONALD (RONNIE) SHERMAN STEWART Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Ronald (Ronnie) Sherman Stewart, 63, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 AM Monday September 8, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home with Rev. Jon Tellifero officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery. Mr. Stewart was a self employed car dealer and lived in West Monroe his whole life. He is preceded in death by his mother, Rosie Lee Sherman Stewart; daughter, Kelly Renee Stewart; and grandparents, David Thomas and Fannie Watts Sherman. Survivors include children, Brian Stewart and wife Julie and Robin Stewart Attaway and husband Michael; father, James E. Stewart; sister, Connie Campbell and husband Dale; and three grandchildren, Tyler Stewart, Trent Stewart, and Mary Elizabeth Attaway. Pallbearers will be Dale Campbell, Micheal Campbell, Mark Goza, Ronnie Wallin, Breard Milner, and Mike Attaway. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday September 7, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

THOMAS ROLAND CARTER Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA . Memorial services for Thomas Roland Carter, 77, of West Monroe, Louisiana, will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, September 8,2008 at the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe. A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall. Rev. Allison Moody will officiate. Graveside service to be held at 1:00 PM at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday evening, September 7, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe. Roland was born on May 15, 1931, in West Monroe, Louisiana. He grew up in the Cheniere Community and graduated from Ouachita Parish High School and Northeast Louisiana State College with a major in music. While at Northeast, he organized the "Commodores" dance band and played in North Louisiana, East Texas, Southern Arkansas, and Mississippi. In 1953, he married the late Yvonne Ford of Waterproof, Louisiana. He taught band at Crosley Elementary before entering the United States Army in 1954. He was Company Commander of the Third Battalion of the 8th Infantry, Tenth Infantry Division during the Korean conflict. After three years in the Army, Roland returned to West Monroe where he became the Director of Bands at West Monroe High School from 1956 - 1958. In 1958, he left the music field to go into business for himself selling graduate supplies to students across the state. He, along with his partners, organized a large sales group that eventually extended into five states. The group, called Graduate Sales ltd. is the largest sales organization in the graduate supply industry. He also organized another sales company called The Recognition Company, selling recognition products to large corporations and other businesses. Roland jokingly called himself an "itinerant peddler" and loved his career in sales for over forty five years. He treasured the many friendships he made in the schools and the business world. He was forced to retire in 2001 when he was diagnosed with cancer. Roland and his brother Johnny Carter were co-owners of Carter's Camping Center for over forty five years. One of Roland's major interests was the Northeast Louisiana University. He was one of the founders of the Northeast Louisiana State College Foundation in 1965 and served two terms as president of the Northeast Louisiana University Alumni Association. For many years, he was a member of the NLU Boosters Club and the NLU Letterman's Club. He was twice president of the Louisiana Alumni Council, representing all Louisiana colleges and universities, and was actively involved in the development of Northeast Louisiana University Alumni chapters. Roland served the community as a past member of the National Board of Directors of the Boys Club and helped to organize the West Monroe Boys Club. He was a past president of the Optimist Club, past Commander of Burnett-Downs Post, and a six-term president of the American Legion. He was a past member of the Louisiana Department of Public Works Board and a member of the Higher Education Facilities Commission. Roland was a member of the Presbyterian Church for over fifty years serving as elder many times over the years. He was presently a member of First Presbyterian Church of Monroe. He loved singing in the choir until the last few months of his illness. Roland married Sue Saunders Waugh in December of 1972. They were devoted to one another for 35 years. They fought a mighty battle together against Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for eight years with the help of Dr. Svetomir Markovic at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Robert Massingill of Shreveport, and Dr. Floyd Jones of West Monroe. Roland's faith and tireless courage were amazing to the end. Roland was preceded in death by his first wife Yvonne Carter; a son Thomas Roland Carter, Jr.; parents, Cora and Howard P. Carter, brothers Roy Carter and John A. Carter. He Is survived by his wife Sue Carter; sons Howard Carter and wife Celeste, Jamie Waugh and wife T.K., Nick Waugh and wife Leanne, and Ro Carter and wife Brandi; six grandchildren Nicholas and Caroline Waugh, Alise, Cole, and Jack Carter, and Thomas Roland Carter III; brother Howard P. Carter and wife Ruth; sisters-in-law Mary Carter and Frances Carter; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be partners of Graduate Sales: Leo Sanford, Bill Bobo, Carol LeBlanc, Curt Joiner, Steve Sanford, Stan Sanford , Donnie Johnson, and Tom Blackwell. Memorials may be made to The Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 Second Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55902. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

Nathan Ashley, 86
SICILY ISLAND — Nathan Ashley, a retired Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development employee, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Elijah Bowman Sr., 86
TALLULAH — Elijah "Yellow Hammer" Bowman Sr., a retired store owner, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Morning Rest Cemetery, Tallulah under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Delhi.

James Michael Burt, 54
James Michael Burt of Monroe, a painter, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Cecil Cain, 88
BASTROP — Cecil Cain, retired International Paper Co. employee, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Jesse L. Carter Sr., 83
Jesse L. Carter Sr. of Monroe, a retired food inspector, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Caldwell Parish.

Jerry B. Donaldson, 67
Jerry B. Donaldson of West Monroe, a Harvest Foods butcher, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Thelma Kent Owens, 65
Thelma Kent Owens of Monroe, a care provider, died Aug. 30. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Monday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Paul E. Peters, 70
WINNSBORO — Paul E. Peters, a retired crop duster, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Esters Rivers, 55
JACKSON, Miss. — Esters Rivers, a boat plant employee formerly of Delhi, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Greater One Fellowship Worship Center, Delhi. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in St. John Community Cemetery.

Rosie Lea Smith, 77
WINNSBORO — Rosie Lea Smith, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at New Zion Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 2-10 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in church cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Previously acknowledged
Browhow, Eugene: 10 a.m. today, Bethel Church of God in Christ.
Clark, Betty: 11 a.m. today, Brownville Baptist Church, Columbia.
Cole, Thomas: 1 p.m. today, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Crain, Georgia Eubanks: 1 p.m. today, Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Finley, Ora: 11 a.m. today, Millard Hill Baptist Church, Farmerville.
Grant, Audrey: 1 p.m. today, Self Cemetery, Hornbeck.
Gray, Howard Jewel: 1 p.m. today, Liberty Christian Worship Center, Monroe.
Hall, Mary D.: 11 a.m. today, Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jones, Evelyn: 1 p.m. today, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Ruston.
Jones, Percy Derrell: 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Rayville.
Lain Sr., Clyde: 11 a.m. today, Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Monroe.
Long, Gennett Fuller: 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, Dubach.
Owens, Lillian: 11 a.m. today, Eastgate Auditorium, St. Joseph.
Pleasant, Neil: 1 p.m. today, St. John Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Pressley, Armer: 1 p.m. today, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Ruston.
Roberson, Ella: 1 p.m. today, Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Singleton, Jessie: 2:30 p.m. today, New Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe.
Sproles, Earl: 2 p.m. today, Turkey Creek Baptist Church, near Gilbert.
Stewart, Lena: 10 a.m. today, Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Stewart, Valrie: 2 p.m. today, Sycamore Baptist Church, Ferriday.
Thomas, Adeline: 11 a.m. today, Winnsboro Second Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Thompson, Arlena J.: 2 p.m. today, Tried Stone Baptist Church, Monroe.
Thompson, Joshua "Bubba": 2 p.m. today, Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Valentine, Fred: 1 p.m. today, St. Luke Baptist Church, Newellton.
White, Doris: 1 p.m. today, Morehouse District Educational Association Building, Bastrop.
White, Tina M.: 1 p.m. today, Cuba Baptist Church, Winnsboro.


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

ANITA LOUISE GONZALES RIZZUTO Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Anita Louise Gonzales Rizzuto, 48, of Mansfield, TX will be at 10:00 AM Monday, September 8, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Bob Gomer and Rev. George Fluitt officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Rizzuto went to our father on Friday, September 5, 2008. She graduated from the School of Pharmacy at ULM. She was a pharmacist for Target. She was preceded in death by her son, Jacob Crowell; her father, Joe Gonzales, Jr. She was a loving wife and mother and a special friend to all. She was a Christian woman and was devoted to Jesus. Survivors include her husband, Amico Joseph Rizzuto of Mansfield, TX; daughter, Brooke Marie Rizzuto; son, Brad Rizzuto; brothers, Joe Gonzales III of Monroe, LA, Gary Wayne Gonzales and wife Glenda of Farmerville, LA, and David Earl Gonzales and wife Penny of Calhoun, LA; special niece, Jamie (Sissy) Davis; mother, Ruth Gonzales of Monroe, LA; special mother-in-law that took take care of her for two years while she had cancer, Martha Messina Rizzuto; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Tim Melitello, Brad Michael Rizzuto, Bill Hammond, James N. Rizzuto III, Phil Difatta, and Christropher Gonzales. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

DORIS LAMBERT ROBINSON Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA Funeral services for Doris Lambert Robinson, age 96, of Bernice, LA will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 8, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Bernice, LA with Rev. David Weeks officiating, assisted by Rev. Kenneth Nutt. Interment will follow in the Spearsville Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Mrs. Robinson was born in Spearsville, LA on May 9, 1912 and died September 5, 2008 in Bernice, LA. She was a member of the Hebron Baptist Church. Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her husband George Jackson Robinson. She is survived by her sister, Floe Martin and husband Hugh of Bernice, LA; step-son, Max Robinson and wife Shirley of Fresno, CA; nephew, Steve Martin and wife Phamie of Summerfield, LA; niece, Debbie Vlahakos and husband Vic of Houston, TX; three grandchildren; and six great grand children. Doris is also survived by her special friends Sarah Haynes, Betty Ober, Agnes Grafton, Ann Comfort, Aline Brown and Felipa Guzman. The family wishes to especially thank Sarah Haynes for the compassionate care and friendship she showed Doris during the last several years of her life. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bernice, LA or Hebron Baptist Church near Summerfield, LA. Visitation will be Monday, September 8, 2008 from 10:00 AM until service time at First Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Online condolences may be sent to: www.kilpatrick funeralhomes.com

HELEN FROST SHARBONO Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Helen Frost Sharbono, 82, of West Monroe will be held at 4:00 PM Monday September 8, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle Bryan and Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery. Mrs. Sharbono loved flowers, birds, and her herd of deer. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Helen is preceded in death by two sisters, Addie Mae Head and Gertie Thomas; and brother, Alford Frost. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, R.C. (Bob) Sharbono; daughter, Kaye Elmore and husband Phillip of Atlanta, TX; two grandsons, Seth C. Elmore and wife Cristi of Lynchburg, VA and Samuel L. Elmore of Atlanta, TX; sisters, Marie Tolbird, Polly Bryan and husband J.W., and Dorothy Frost; brothers, Otto Frost and wife Magdalene, Carl Frost and wife Helen, Ellis Frost and wife Mary, and Dean Frost and wife Lynn; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Randy Frost, David Frost, Anthony Ardito, Tracy Ardito, Clay Bryan, Mike Wood, and Larry Tolbird. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Ouachita Parish Humane Society. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

JAMES MICHAEL BURT Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Memorial services for Mr. James Michael Burt, 54, of Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at the First United Pentecostal Church of the Twin Cities at 1255 Glenwood Drive, West Monroe, LA. Mr. Burt passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Susie Franks Burt; son, Michael Burt; brother, George Burt; one sister-in-law; four brothers-in-law. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MILDRED GILL JOHNSON Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Mildred Gill Johnson, 94, of West Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM Monday September 8, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum with Rev. Scott Holder officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson was a teacher for Ward 5 in Caldwell Parish. She was a founding member of CrossPoint Church in Monroe. Mildred graduated from Louisiana Tech University. She is preceded in death by her husband, H.B. Johnson; and nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include her daughters, Edna Johnson and Sara Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved cat, Beebop. Honorary pallbearers will be R.D. Johnson, Harvey Arrant, Ricky Pierce, Darrell Arrant, Bill Price, Adam Arrant, Wes Pierce, Max Foster, and Royce Johnson. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to CrossPoint Church, P.O. Box 1144, West Monroe, LA 71294. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. JESSIE BEATRICE FITCH BARMORE Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Barmore, 72, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe Rev. Mark Fenn will be officiating. Interment will follow at Mineral Springs Cemetery in Ruston, La. under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Barmore was born April 27, 1936 in Baskin, LA and passed away September 5, 2008 in West Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Curtis Fitch and Rena Mae Fitch, husband; Clayton Barmore, Sr., sons; Christopher and Prentice Lee Barmore, sister; Marie Bennette. Mrs. Barmore is survived by her sons; William Lloyd, James Allen and Clayton Barmore Jr., brother; Willie Lee Fitch, sister; Catherine Virginia Vines, Survived by seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Danny Cummings, Christopher Allen Barmore, Robert Skipper, Kevin Lane Young, Jr., Justin Lane Young, Bubba Phillips. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ricky Causey, Jr., and Claude Sandra. Visitation will be Monday, September 8, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Contributions may be made to the family to offset medical expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

NATHAN ASHLEY Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home Winnsboro, LA Funeral services for Nathan Ashley, 86, of Sicily Island, LA will be held at First Baptist Church of Sicily Island on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 2:00 PM with Rev. James Gass and Rev. Ken Hoots officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Nathan Ashley was born May 05, 1922 in Natchez, MS and passed away Friday September 05, 2008 at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday. He was a resident of Sicily Island, a retired employee of Louisiana Dept of Transportation, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sicily Island. He faithfully served our country in the U.S. Army, rank of Staff Sgt during World War II. He was preceded in Death by: Wife Ella (Ellerbe) Ashley; Father Lonnie Ashley; Mother Janie (Gober) Ashley; Daughter Gerdine Aarons; 3 Grandchildren Raymond Easley, Jason Ashley, and Jody Ashley; 4 Brothers and 1 Sister. Survivors include: Daughter Ann McElwee and husband Robert of Hammond, LA, Son Donald Ashley and wife Joy of Sicily Island, Daughter Adrisha Jenkins and husband Barry of Sicily Island; 4 Sisters, 7 Grandchildren, and 15 Great Grandchildren. The Pallbearers will be Cole Lofton, Kevin Ashley, Bobby Ferrara, David Cannon, Willard Kassel, and Girault Bird. Mr. Ashley's family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of Plantation Oaks Nursing Home for the care and kindness extended to their father for the past years. Also a special thanks to Riverland ICU nurses and staff along with Dr. Lee and Dr. Coney for the wonderful care given to their father. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngscommunity .com

Nathan Ashley, 86
SICILY ISLAND — Nathan Ashley, a retired Louisiana Department of Transportation employee, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Sicily Island. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Sicily Island, under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Aline Bennett, 90
Aline Bennett of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Rayville.

Eythel Carter Butler, 94
KIMBERLY CITY, Mo. — Eythel Carter Butler died Thursday. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Martha Hawkins, 85
BASTROP — Martha Hawkins, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Magnolia Baptist Church, Bstrop. Burial will be in H.V. Adams Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Family Funeral Home of Bastrop. Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bernice Henry, 91
DELHI — Bernice Henry, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi. Burial will be in Delhi Masonic Cemetery.

Johnny Hudson, 64
BASTROP — Johnny Hudson, a farmer, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tennant Family Funeral Home in Bastrop. Other arrangements are incomplete.

Hannah Johnson, 94
RAYVILLE — Hannah Johnson, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Rayville. Burial will be in the Royal Blue Cemetery in Rayville under the direction of Tennant Family Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Johnson, 82
RAYVILLE — William Johnson, a construction worker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Family Funeral Home in Rayville.

Eddie Ray Patterson, 63
TALLULAH — Eddie Ray Patterson, formerly of Monticello, a truck driver, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Monticello Southern Baptist Church, Monticello. Burial will be in Epps Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Delhi. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Sunday until time of service at the church.

Paul Eliott Peters, 70
WINNSBORO — Paul Eliott Peters, a crop duster, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Willie Travis Pratt Sr., 90
MARION — Willie Travis Pratt Sr., retired from the Air Force, died Saturday. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Liberty Cemetery in Spearsville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Marvin Smith, 77
MER ROUGE — Marvin Smith, a heavy equipment operator, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Baptist Church in Winnsboro. Burial will be the Magnolia Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

Ronald Sherman Stewart, 63
Ronald Sherman Stewart of West Monroe, a self-employed car dealer, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Marvin Ray Varnell, 59
GRAYSON — Marvin Ray Varnell, a correctional officer, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia.

Mary Washington, 57
LAS VEGAS — Mary Washington, a teacher formerly of Tallulah, died Aug. 26. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Family Funeral Home in Rayville.

Willie Washington, 57
Willie Washington of Monroe, a truck driver, died Aug. 31. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Bowman Sr., Elijah 'Yellow Hammer': 2 p.m. today, Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Cain, Cecil: 2 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Smith, Rosie Lea: 2 p.m. today, New Zion Baptist Chruch, Winnsboro


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

ALINE HARRELL BENNETT Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, L A Funeral services for Mrs. Aline Harrell Bennett, 90, of Start, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at the Start Baptist Church under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Smart officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bennett was born August 20, 1918 to Freddie and Horace Harrell in Scott County, MS and passed away September 6, 2008 in Monroe, LA. Mrs. Bennett was a resident of Start for seventy-two years, a member of the Start Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday School Class. She loved her church, family, and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Solen Bennett; parents, two sisters, four brothers, and one grandson. Survivors include daughters, Dixie Noel, Glenda O'Neal, Olita Petch, Rebecca Davis, Wanda Towers; sons, Frank Bennett, Fred Bennett, Robert Bennett, Benson Bennett, Bryan Bennett, and Dallas Bennett; brothers, Dalton Harrell and Hubert Harrell; sister, Jackie Grammer; sixteen grandchildren. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday, September 8, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville, LA. Memorials may be made to Start Baptist Church or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

JUANITA M. DLUGACH Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, Louisiana Graveside services for Juanita M. Dlugach, 78, of Port Arthur, Texas, will be at 2:00 PM, on her birthday, Monday September 8, 2008 at Hasley Cemetery with Rev. Tony Smith officiating. Mrs. Dlugach passed away September 4, 2008, in Austin, Texas. She was a best friend, devoted wife, special mother, adoring grandmother and a loving niece who was more like a sister. Her awesome shrimp gumbo, artfully crafted afghans and beautiful quilts are only a few of the ways she showed her selfless love and kindness for others. She was a 1948 graduate of Ouachita High School. This lady who was loved by all who knew her is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jack Dlugach; daughter, Susan Dlugach; son, David Dlugach; grandchildren, Eli Korcz and Roberta Korcz; aunts and uncle, Marie Johnson, Earline and RL Johnson; numerous cousins and a special caretaker, Teresa Flores. Visitation will be from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MR. TERRY IVEY FREEMAN Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Services for Terry Ivey Freeman, 45, of West Monroe, LA will be Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at Ridge Avenue Baptist Church, West Monroe, LA at 2:00 PM with graveside services at Hasleys Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe, LA. Born December 12, 1962 in Las Vegas, NV, he was a son of Shirley and Ivey Freeman. He graduated from West Monroe High School in 1980 and was an employee of Sears and Lowes before becoming a barber. He had many interest including fishing, woodworking and collecting coins. He was a faithful member of Ridge Avenue Baptist Church, which he loved so much. He is preceded in death by his grand parents Cecil and Mecom Emmons, Paul and Gracie Freeman of West Monroe, LA. Survived by his parents Shirley and Ivey Freeman, brothers Michael Freeman and wife Gail, Bobby Freeman and wife Jane, nieces Leslie Breen and Mandy Roberson, nephew Michael Paul Freeman, 2 great nieces, 3 great nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friend Joanne Caldwell. Pallbearers will be Jay Lavespere, Randy Lavespere, Eric Lavespere, Sean Freeman, Josh Freeman, Wallace Freeman, Earl Florida (alt) and Reggie Owens (honorary). Visitation will be Tuesday, September 9, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MRS. EDITH H. BLUCK Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, LA. Graveside services for Mrs. Edith H. Bluck will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday September 9, 2008 at Monroe Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Rux will officiate, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home-Monroe. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m until 3:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe. Edith H. Bluck, 89 died Saturday, September 6, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center following a long illness. She would have celebrated her 90th birthday on September 11, 2008. Mrs. Bluck suffered strokes in 1992 and 1994, and been confined to bed for the last several years, unable to walk, speak or communicate well. Mrs. Bluck is survived by her husband of 59 years, John L. Bluck, Sr; sons, John Langham Bluck, Jr. of Houston, Tx. and James Harrison Bluck of Westfield, NJ; and brothers, Ralph Benjamin Harrison, Sr. of Monroe, LA, Charles Murray Harrison of Gonzales, LA, James Stuart Harrison of Jonesboro, LA. and John Kennedy Harrison of Monroe, LA; granddaughter, Emily Chow Bluck; and many nieces and nephews. Edith Carolyn Harrison was born September 11, 1918, in Jonesboro, LA, the third of 10 children of Dr. Will L. Harrison and Achsah B. Harrison. She grew up in Jonesboro, attended school there and was a graduate of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (now Louisiana Tech University), class of 1938, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. Her first job after college was a teacher in the Jackson Parish School at Weston. Later, she worked with the Farm Security Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Crowley and Columbia, LA, and later as assistant home demonstration agent for Morehouse Parish in Bastrop where most of her work was with the 4-H program for young people. Mrs. Bluck and her husband traveled widely in the Americas and Europe, and ventured behind the "iron curtain" on two occasions. Their travels were curtailed when her physical condition worsened. Members of the family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Willie Mae Wilson and Carrie Ford for their many years of devoted service as caregivers and friends of Mrs. Bluck. Memorials may be made to charity of the givers choice in memory of Mrs. Bluck. Online condolences may be sent www.kilpatrick funeralhomes.com.

REV. BILLY JAMES STEWART Golden Funeral Home Bastrop, LA Funeral services for Rev. Billy James Stewart, age 77, of Bastrop, LA, are scheduled for 2 PM Wednesday, September 10, 2008 with Rev. Dennis Anger and Rev. Ronnie Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Stewart was a member of Cypress Street Church of God in West Monroe. He was a retired minister and carpenter. He served in the ministry by pastoring several churches in Louisiana and Mississippi for 35 years. He was a veteran in the United States Army serving in the Korean War. Rev. Stewart was a loving husband, wonderful father and loyal friend. He loved and was very devoted to his wife, three daughters, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Rev. Stewart is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Reedy Stewart and Nora Lee Stewart; three brothers; and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Laing Stewart; three daughters, Deborah Kilbourne and husband Don of Jackson, MS, Beverly Thompson and husband Ronnie of Chilhowie, VA, Christi Copes and husband Don of Ft. Huachuca, AZ; six grandchildren, Jamie Thompson and wife Melanie, Philip Thompson and wife Ashley, Ashley Ratcliff and husband Bill, Kaitlyn Kilbourne, Laurel Copes, Austin Copes; three great grandchildren, Carrie Thompson, Katie Thompson, and Hailey Thompson. Serving as pallbearers will be Don Kilbourne, Don Copes, Philip Thompson, Jamie Thompson, Jerry Stewart, Gary Andrews and Dean Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Peyton Spears, Wandall Coody, Sherman Thompson, and Bill Ratcliff. The family would like to express their thanks for the loving care given by Dr. Carter Cox, Best Home Health and Agape Hospice. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

Jewell Whitaker Atwell, 88
GEORGETOWN — Jewell Whitaker Atwell, a retired nurse, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Lincecum Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lincecum Cemetery under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation is 9-11 a.m. at the church.

Jessie Beatrice Barmore, 72
Jessie Beatrice Barmore, of West Mornoe, a cafeteria worker for the Ouachita Parish School Board, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Bureial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thomas R. Carter, 77
Thomas Roland Carter, of West Monroe, a salesman of graduate supplies, died Friday. Services are 3 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Twin City Memorial Garden under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Carey Lavon Cupstid, 57
ROXIE, Miss. — Carey Lavon Cupstid, formerly of Ferriday, a retired truck driver, died Sept. 1. Services are 10 a.m. today at Pentecostals of the MissLou, Ferriday. Burial will be in Natchez (Miss.) National Cemetery under the direction of Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Juanita M. Dlugach, 78
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Juanita M. Dlugach, a homemaker, died Thursday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Verna Lee Gwin, 85
BASKIN — Verna Lee Gwin, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coax Baptist Church. Burial will be in Reagan Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church.

William Walter Head Jr., 79
OAK GROVE — William Walter Head Jr., an entomologist and farmer, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lanes Ferry Baptist Church. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Cemetery, Delhi, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the church.

Annie B. Holland, 93
BASTROP — Annie B. Holland, retired from retail sales, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Golden Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mer Rouge Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Nell Hudson, 101
Nell Hudson of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Luke Baptist Church. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mildred Gill Johnson, 94
Mildred Gill Johnson, of West Monroe, a retired teacher, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Lois Martindale, 91
Lois Martindale, of Monroe, formerly of Lillie, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Loran. Burial will be in Caanan Cemetery, Lockhart, under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dan Carl Matthews, 78
QUITMAN — Dan Carl Matthews, a school board maintenance supervisor, died Thursday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today and until service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Frances Earlene Reeves, 93
Frances Earlene Reeves, of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Carl Dean Reynolds, 50
BASTROP — Carl Dean Reynolds, an employee of International Paper Co., died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

Anita Louise Rizzuto, 48
MANSFIELD, Texas — Anita Louise Gonzalez Rizzuto, a pharmacist, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Helen Frost Sharbono, 82
Helen Frost Sharbono, of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 4 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 3 p.m. until service at the funeral home.

Mary Teekell Shipley, 86
Mary Lucindi Aarons Teekell Shipley, a retired real estate agent, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ray Varnell, 59
GRAYSON — Ray Varnell, a crane operator, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery west of Columbia. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Previously acknowledged
Butler, Eythel Carter: 1 p.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe


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

FRANCES CANTER REEVES Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Canter Reeves, 93, of Monroe, LA will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Monroe with Dr. Alan Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Reeves was born September 27, 1914 in Vinton, LA and passed away Saturday, September 6, 2008. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of seventy-two years, J. D. Reeves. Mrs. Reeves was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, always putting her family first. Her servant's heart and quick sense of humor endeared her to family and friends. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, Monroe, teaching Sunday School for many years and serving in various leadership positions in the Women's Missionary Union. Survivors include sons, Larry Reeves and wife, Pat, of Fayetteville, GA, and Terry Reeves and wife, Linda, of Monroe, LA; four grandchildren, Donald Reeves and wife, Amanda, Daran Reeves and wife, Yvette, all of Monroe, LA, Lieutenant Colonel Larry Reeves, Jr. and wife, Christie, of Fort Knox, KY, and Jana Reeves Wiggins and husband, Ben, of Moultrie, GA; nine great-grandchildren, Analeise and John Clay Reeves, Thomas, Taylor, and Matthew Reeves, Morgann and Mitchell Reeves, and Blake and Leah Grace Wiggins; brother-in-law, Philip Reeves and wife, Barbara, of Jackson, MS; numerous nieces and nephews. The family expresses their gratitude to the administration and staff of Avalon Place for their care and kindness shown to Mrs. Reeves. Also, appreciation is expressed to Janis and Larry McDonald, Sally Hines, Vicki Sanders, and Lavonne Collie for their many acts of love. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

ILA MAE STROUD Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home Natchitoches, LA A celebration of life service for Mrs. Ila Mae Stroud will be held Wednesday, September, 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Trinity Baptist Church in Natchitoches, LA. Reverend Jim Winegeart and Reverend Ron Thompson will officiate the service. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at the church. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Montgomery, LA. Mrs. Ila Mae Stroud passed away peacefully on September 6, 2008. She was born in Sikes, La to the late Hardy and Julia Wise Johnson. She retired from Professional Home Health after many years of service. She is best known for being a seamstress for many in Natchitoches and Winnfield. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Martha McCaskill and her husband Herb, Julia Rowzee and her husband Charles; sons John Elbert Stroud and his wife Pat, Don Stroud and his wife Shirley, and Michael Stroud; sister, Inez LaCour; brother, Eugene Johnson and his wife Flo. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elbert Stroud; and second husband Harvey Adams; sisters, Marie Davidson and Tiny LaCour; brothers, Huey Allen Johnson and Willie Johnson. On-line condolences may be extended by visiting www.blanchardstdenis funeralhome.com.

KATELYN MARTIN MOORE Hixson Brothers Funeral Home Alexandria, LA Services for Katelyn Martin Moore will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. B. David Brooks, officiating assisted by Reverend Anthony Mangun. Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. in Siloam Springs Community Church Cemetery, Wyatt, Louisiana. In celebration of the life of Katelyn Martin Moore. Katie caught her breath with heavenly rest September 6, 2008, after her long journey battling cystic fibrosis. She found rest in Dallas, Texas while awaiting her future life with new lungs. While in Dallas, Katie was cared for and lifted up by the staff at UT Southwestern Medical Center, affectionately referred to as "team Katie." Katie has shared an incredible life with her parents, Lana and Billy Moore, who spent endless hours sharing the hope of their daughter's dreams. Katie adored her "big brother", Corby Moore, and his family, Sabrina, Hayden Jude, Ariel, Olivia, and Sophia Kate. Katie LOVED to laugh, eat home cooked meals, and worship Jesus. Her faithful and beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Ruby, was always at her side. A 2004 graduate of Alexandria Senior High, her high school years were filled with many involvements including student council, powerlifting, homecoming court, and royalty court. Her gift of love and mercy lead her to pursue a degree in nursing at Louisiana College where she became a special part of the class graduating in 2009. Katie will be greatly missed by her circle of friends, some old, some new, some lifetime. Katie gave her life to Christ at eight years old, encouraged by the faith of her church family at Calvary Baptist Church. She continued to find peace through worship and prayer with her church family at the Pentecostals of Alexandria. She was a faithful servant that shared a deep intimacy with her Lord. Her passion for life impacted all who knew her. Katie is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Alfred C. Richardson, and her maternal aunt, Sharon Chatham. Katie is survived by her mother and father, Billy and Lana Moore; her brother, Corby Bennett Moore and his wife Sabrina; nieces, Ariel, Olivia, and Sophia Kate, and a nephew Hayden Jude; maternal grandmother, Jean B. Richardson; paternal grandmother, Patsy E. Brown; paternal grandfather, Billy J. Moore; maternal aunts, Lynda J. Bayles and Sue Ann Proffer; maternal uncle, Douglas C. Richardson; paternal aunt, Pam Joiner; paternal uncle, Dennis A. Moore; and many special cousins and friends. The following men have been a special part of Katie's life and will serve as pall bearers; Cole Bryant, Andew Nida, Jonathan Jared, Lance LaCaze, Hunter Patton, Lewis Lauve, Stephen Moses, Gentry Mangun, Robert Hughes, Grover Mann, Richard Abshire, Billy Bennett, Jason Murray, Casey Moore, Trey Bayles, and Nicholas Proffer. For those wishing to contribute funds in Katie's memory, please consider Great Strides of Alexandria (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation), Calvary Baptist Church, and the Pentecostals of Alexandria. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Hixson Brothers, Alexandria, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time at the Church. To extend online condolences to the Moore family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

LATOYAH FAITH WELCH Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Latoyah Faith Welch, 70, of West Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday September 10, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home with and Rev. Robert Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Monroe, LA. Mrs. Welch was the office manager of the family business, Welch's Small Engine, since 1974. Latoyah was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church in West Monroe. She loved to work and master crossword puzzles. She enjoyed fishing and singing solo hymns during church. Latoyah is preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Welch; parents, John T. and Thelma Vestal; and sister, Barbara Faye Knapp. Survivors include her children, Greg Welch and wife LaDonna of West Monroe, Pamela Lewis of West Monroe, and John Patrick Welch and wife Tammy of Cypress, TX; the granddaughter she raised, Kelsy Faith Smith of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Colin Seth Lewis, Kaylea Francis Lewis, Brice Martin Wolleson, Martina Alliett Welch, and Patrick Alden Welch; and brothers and sisters, Linda Kay Black, John Wayne Vestal, Ronald Neal Vestal, Tommy Martin Vestal, Joseph Russell Vestal, Lou Ann Cosper, and Lisa Gail Wimberly. Pallbearers will be John Patrick Welch, Colin Lewis, Eric Lewis, Brian Wolleson, Tommy Hines, and Steve Cosper. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation in memory of her husband, Mr. James F. Welch. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MABEL CLAIR PLACKE Crothers Glenwood Funeral Home Tallulah, LA Memorial services for Mabel Clair Placke, age 92, of Tallulah will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 10, at First United Methodist Church, Tallulah. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 9 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah. Mrs. Placke passed away September 6, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Placke was born June 16, 1916 in Valley Park, MS. She grew up in Tallulah and graduated from Tallulah High School. She received a BA in English from Northwestern State University and an MA in Library Science from LSU. She taught school and was the Librarian at Tallulah High School becoming the librarian for Madison Parish. She served on the Madison Parish Library Board for a number of years. She belonged to the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She was also an artist who specialized in paintings of magnolias and charcoal drawings. Many of her works are hanging in homes in Madison Parish. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry W. Placke, parents E. H. Lancaster, Sr. and Willie Lancaster, and brother Donald B. Lancaster. She is survived by sons Allan L. Placke and wife Pam of West Monroe and Dale L. Placke of Tallulah; daughter-in-law Susan Placke of West Monroe; grandchildren Jennifer Prentice and her husband Jimmy of Birmingham, Jason Placke of Baton Rouge, Greg Placke and Valerie Placke both of West Monroe; and brother E. H. Lancaster, Jr. and wife Beverly of Tallulah. Pallbearers will be Kent Lancaster, Michael Lancaster, Jimbo Sevier, Johnny Wilkens, George Batchelor Robert Wood and Hunter Lancaster. The family would like to thank Dr. Leonard P. Newmann for his care and treatment during her lenghty illness and Doris Fountain, Jamie Barry, Lorene Harrison and Pauline Reese who cared for her during her illness. Memorials may be made to the Madison Parish Library or the First United Methodist Church in Tallulah. Online condolences may be sent to the family at glenwoodfuneral@bellsouth.net

MARIAN DELORES TASSIN NELSON Young's Funeral Home El Dorado, AR Marian Delores Tassin Nelson, 72, of El Dorado passed away on Monday, September 8, 2008. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Rev. Hugh Nelson of El Dorado; daughter, LaNese Hall and husband Jesse of Monroe, LA; son, Kevin Nelson of Tampa, FL; grandson, Zachary Hall and wife Rebekah of Baton Rouge, LA; granddaughter, Erin Hall of Monroe, LA. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at West Side Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Caledonia Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. Visitation will be held 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

MARY LUCINDI AARONS TEEKELL SHIPLEY Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lucindi Aarons Teekell Shipley, 86, of Monroe, LA will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 10, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA with Rev. Danny Hawthorne and Rev. John Dowd officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Mrs. Shipley was born on January 23, 1922 in Enterprise, LA. She was raised on a farm for twenty-nine years of her life. She worked with real estate for about thirty-six years. Mary was raised Pentecostal. She loved to attend church, lift up her hands, and worship the Lord Jesus. She had a great love for gospel music and loved and prayed daily for all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a wonderful and blessed Christian mother and we will miss her abundantly every day. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Selman G. Teekell and Joe Shipley; parents, Grant and Emily Aarons; two daughters; three younger sisters; three younger brothers; and her older brother. Survivors include daughters, Mary Ann Fisher of West Monroe, LA, Tam Hudnel of Cotton Valley, LA, and Gracie Temple and husband Billy of Fort Myers, FL; son, S. Gill Teekell and wife Conchete of Monroe, LA; fifteen grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Lavelle Smith, Tommy Braswell, Danny Gambriel, Adam Garland, Trey and Christopher Oglesby. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. Thanks to all of the staff at Avalon Nursing Home, and a special thanks to all the CNA'S and Hospice Caregivers. You all were wonderful and much appreciated. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Keith Delane Baird Sr., 49
Keith Delane Baird Sr., of Monroe, a district fire chief for the city of Monroe, died Sunday. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Further arrangements are incomplete.

Jessie Beatrice Fitch Barmore, 72
Jessie Beatrice Fitch Barmore of West Monroe, a school cafeteria worker, died Friday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Mineral Springs, Ruston.

Aline Harrell Bennett, 90
START — Aline Harrell Bennett, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Start Baptist Church, Start. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville.

Edith H. Bluck, 89
Edith H. Bluck of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside services are 3:30 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe. Visitation is 1:30-3 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.

Eythel Butler, 94
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. — Eythel Butler, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.

Morris R. Caraway, 87
RUSTON — Morris R. Caraway died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ansley Cemetery, Ansley.

Hazel PaulineDartlon, 88
OAK GROVE — Hazel Pauline Dartlon, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery, Oak Grove.

Raymond L. Dawson, 66
Raymond L. Dawson of Monroe, retired director of new product development at Graphic Packaging, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arimentha Day, 64
RICHARDSON, Texas — Arimentha Day, formerly of Delhi, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Delhi.

Mary Lee Hay, 86
JONESBORO — Mary Lee Hay, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Jonesboro.

Cory Shamar Jones, infant
RUSTON — Cory Shamar Jones, the infant son of Simone Obein and Cardale Jones, died Aug. 31. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Millard Hill Cemetery, Farmerville under the direction of King's Funeral Home, Ruston.

Montez Morrow, 86
GRAMBLING — Montez Morrow, a retired teacher, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church, Grambling. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Kensico Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, New York.

Donald O. Neumann Sr., 92
TALLULAH — Donald O. Neumann Sr., a farmer, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tallulah.

Carby N. Paris, 87
FERRIDAY — Carby N. Paris died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Pentecostals of Miss Lou, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Natchez, Miss., under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Vera T. Peoples, 101
BROWNWOOD, Texas — Vera Tuberville Brownell Peoples, formerly of Winnsboro, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Cemetery.

Lottie Dell Priest, 91
BASTROP — Lottie Dell Priest, a retired International Paper Co. employee, died Monday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Carl Dean Reynolds, 50
BASTROP — Carl Dean Reynolds, an employee of International Paper Co., died Sunday. Services are 4 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Arlene Smith Richardson, 49
VIDALIA — Arlene Smith Richardson, a Wal-Mart vision technician, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Young's Funeral Home, Vidalia. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Natchez, Miss., under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Vidalia.

Huey Pierce Self, 78
JONESBORO — Huey Pierce Self, a retired zoo attendant, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Jonesboro.

Vivian Sheridan, 88
BASTROP — Vivian Sheridan, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Gwin, Verna Lee: 2 p.m. today, Coax Baptist Church, near Baskin.
Head, William Walter: 11 a.m. today, Lanes Ferry Baptist Church, Oak Grove.
Holland, Annie B.: 10 a.m. Wednesday Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Hudson, Nell: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Saint Luke Baptist Church, Monroe.
Martindale, Lois: 2 p.m. today, Mount Olive Baptist Church, Loran.
Matthews, Dan Carl: 2 p.m. today, Antioch Cemetery, Jonesboro.
Reeves, Frances Earlene: 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Monroe.
Shipley, Mary Lucindi Aarons Teekell: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.
Varnell, Ray: 10 a.m. today, Riser Funeral Home, Columbia


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

KEITH DELANE BAIRD, SR. Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Keith Delane Baird, Sr., 49, of Monroe, will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 11, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe with Rev. James Tate officiating. Interment will follow in Hewitt Cemetery in Snake Ridge Community of Richland Parish, LA. Mr. Baird, a retired Monroe City District Fire Chief, passed away Sunday morning. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Gene Baird and Carolyn Ruth Baird. He leaves behind his four children, Keith Delane Baird, Jr., Amethyst Sue Baird, Colt William Ranger Baird, and Levi Augustus Baird. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS.MAGGIE MAGNOLIA WARREN BEASLEY Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral Services for Mrs. Maggie Magnolia Warren Beasley, 94, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, September 11, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA with Rev. Charles Martindale officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from Noon until service time and immediately following the services. Mrs. Beasley died September 8, 2008 at Stoneybrook Assisted Living. Mrs. Beasley was a lifelong resident of West Monroe and an active member of the Eastern Star for many years; a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA. for over sixty-five plus years until her health prevented her attending services. She and her husband enjoyed many trips with their Sunday School friends in past years. She was employed for twenty-five plus years at Monroe Steam Laundry until her retirement; but remained active and worked several more years for different businesses in the Twin Cities. Preceded in death by her husband, L. S. Beasley; son, Raymond Beasley, mother, Vida Veasey Warren; father, Tip E. Warren; two sisters and two brothers. Survivors include her grandsons, David Beasley and Jonathan Beasley; one great grandson; very special nephew and niece, Rev. Otis "Buddy" Moore and wife Naomi; Dianne Hibbard and husband Butch; sister-in-law, Katie Beasley; several nephews, nieces and other family members and many friends. Memorials may be made through First Assembly of God Church in Jackson, MS or Harvest Assembly of God Church in West Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

RAYMOND L. DAWSON Kilpatrick Funeral Homes Lamy Lane, Monroe, LA Raymond L. Dawson, 66, passed away September 7, 2008. He was born April 2, 1942, the second of five children born to E.D. Dawson and Hazel Cooper Dawson. His birthplace was St. Louis, MO, but he grew to adulthood in Southeast Kansas. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1960, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Tulsa, took postgraduate classes at The Institute of Paper Chemistry and received a Master's Degree in Chemistry from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. Mr. Dawson's first fulltime job in the paper industry was as a research chemist at the paper mill in West Monroe, LA, now Graphic Packaging International. Throughout his 33-year career at that mill, he saw several name changes and a number of personal job changes, though all of his years there were spent in Research and Development. When he retired in 2004 he was Director of New Product Development. From 1984 to 1989 Mr. Dawson worked for Mead Paperboard as Manager of Process and Product Development in Atlanta, GA. When he and his family returned to Monroe, he said the move felt like coming home. The Kansas boy / Louisiana man preferred the small-city environment to the big-city life. Ray and Janet O'Connor Dawson were married for over 43 years and were blessed by the births of two sons and a daughter. Family life was important to Ray, and he participated in his children's Boy Scout, church, music and Little League activities. His job responsibilities took him to at least seven foreign countries, though his favorite travels were family vacations to Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He and Janet also enjoyed trips to England and Canada. During the last ten years, their longer trips were to Ohio and Florida to visit four of their six grandchildren. Frequent visits from two local granddaughters were highlights of Ray's life. Professional organizations in which he actively participated are the American Chemical Society and the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. His volunteer work often made use of his carpentry skills for church projects and set construction at the Monroe Little Theatre. He devoted many hours to working in his church's annual Pumpkin Patch mission project. Mr. Dawson was preceded in death by his beloved son, Brian, at age 31. Surviving Ray are his wife, Janet; mother Hazel Dawson; daughter and son-in-law Wendy and Mike Ford; son and daughter-in-law Matt and Pamela Dawson; grandson Gabriel Dawson; granddaughters Brooklyn and Hannah Dawson, Andrea Dawson, Natalie and Ashlyn Ford; brother-in-law Donald O'Connor; brother Tom Dawson; brother Bill and wife Phyllis Dawson; brother Steven and wife Kathy Dawson; sister Sandra and husband Steve Spitzer; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2008 at First United Methodist Church on Loop Road. The Reverends Larry Stafford and JoAnn Cooper will officiate. Interment will follow at Monroe Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mike Ford, Dan Hutton, John Myers, Sam Keller, Mike Morehead and George Young. Honorary pallbearers will be James Myers, Bob Rowan, John Hemrich and Daniel E. Hutton. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 10 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, 1200 Lamy Lane in Monroe. Flowers are welcome or contributions in Ray Dawson's memory may be made to the Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society, Monroe, LA 71210. Online condolences may be made to the family at kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

VERA TUBERVILLE BROWNELL PEOPLES BROWNWOOD, TEXAS MULHEARN FUNERAL HOME WINNSBORO, LA. Funeral Services for Vera Tuberville Brownell Peoples, age 101, of Brownwood, Texas, formerly of Winnsboro Louisiana, will be held Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at the Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel in Winnsboro, LA, with Karl Huff officiating, interment to follow in Providence Memorial Cemetery in Winnsboro under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Mrs. Peoples died September 7, 2008 at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born in New London, AR, to the late Carroll Christopher Tuberville and Willie Maude Austin Tuberville on August 10, 1907. In 1924 she married Herman Brownell of Columbia, LA, who preceded her in death in 1933. On October 12, 1935 she married Frank Roy Peoples of Winnsboro, LA. He preceded her in death in July of 1985. She was a long time member of the Winnsboro Church of Christ where she enjoyed furnishing lovely flower arrangements for the Sunday services. She moved to Brownwood, TX, in 1994. Survivors include her children; Thelma Dean Brownell Brown of Macon, GA; Charles Herman Brownell and wife Maureen of Scotia, CA, Betty Joyce Peoples of Mobile AL, Jenelle Peoples Beakley and husband Grover of Brownwood, Frank Henderson Peoples and wife Carolyn of Mobile, AL, and Charles Quitman Peoples of Winnesboro, LA; Her grandchildren, Barbara McGee and husband Ed of Donal, Oregon, Gary Brownell and wife Betsy of Scotia, CA, Sharon Tuberbille and husband Mike of Macon, GA, Debbie Brown of Macon, Brent Beakley and wife Karen of Odessa, TX, Simon O'Neal and husband David of Burleson, TX, Suzanne Jay and husband Richard of Mobile, AL, and Greg Peoples of Denver, CO, She had 10 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Condolences, memories, and tributes can be left for the family at www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Diana Barbee, 50
RAYVILLE — Diana Barbee, a teacher, died Friday. Services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Rayville High School. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rayville. Burial will be in Trousdale Cemetery, Collinston, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

James Arnold Bowlin, 67
TALLULAH — James Arnold Bowlin, a retired heavy equipment operator with the Madison Parish Police Jury, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Willow Bayou Baptist Church. Burial will be in Silver Cross Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Josephine Browning, 85
WINNSBORO — Josephine Browning, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Jerry Bennett Donaldson, 67
Jerry Bennett Donaldson of West Monroe, a butcher for Harvest Foods, died Friday. Memorial services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. Thursday until service time.

Clottie Thomas Douglas, 76
BASTROP — Clottie Thomas Douglas, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-6 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in H.V. Adams Cemetery, Bastrop.

Eartis Lee Ford, 67
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Eartis Lee Ford, a teacher, died Sept. 6. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Providence. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Friday at Harris Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in Gaither Memorial Cemetery, Bastrop.

Eva Horton Green, 100
FORT WORTH, Texas — Eva Horton Green, a retired sitter (medical field), died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church, Dubach. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery, Dubach.

Johnny Hudson, 64
BASTROP — Johnny Hudson, a farmer, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Bastrop. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in New Evergreen Cemetery.

William Johnson, 82
RAYVILLE — William Johnson, a construction worker, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Augusta Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Raymond Kennedy, 52
BASTROP — Raymond Kennedy, a Con-Agra employee, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Frances Helen Landby, 76
Frances Helen Landby of West Monroe, a retired vice president and head cashier at Cross Keys Bank, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

Herbert Earnest Olvey Jr., 75
CORDOVA, Tenn. — Herbert Earnest "H.E." Olvey Jr., formerly of Monroe, died Friday. Memorial services are 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova.

Carby N. Paris, 87
FERRIDAY — Carby N. Paris, retired from International Paper Co., died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Pentecostals of the Miss-Lou, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Danny Dean Schooley, 60
Danny Dean Schooley of West Monroe, an industrial radiographer, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery, Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Bruce B. Summers, 88
RAYVILLE — Bruce B. Summers died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Royal Blue Cemetery, Rayville.

Mary Washington, 57
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mary Washington, formerly of Tallulah, a teacher, died Aug. 26. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Tallulah. Burial will be in Morning Rest Cemetery, Tallulah, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Latoya Faith Welch, 70
Latoya Faith Welch of West Monroe, a self-employed secretary, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 1 p.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Monroe.

Previously acknowledged
Caraway, Morris R.: 10 a.m. today, Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.
Dartlon, Hazel Pauline: 10 a.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Dawson, Raymond L.: 2 p.m. Thursday, Fist United Methodist Church, Monroe.
Hay, Mary Lee: 2 p.m. today, Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Holland, Annie B.: 10 a.m. today Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Hudson, Nell: 1 p.m. today, Saint Luke Baptist Church, Monroe.
Morrow, Montez: 11 a.m. today, Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church, Grambling.
Neumann Sr., Donald O.: 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Peoples, Vera Tuberville Brownell: 10 a.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Priest, Lottie Dell: 11 a.m. Thursday, Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.
Reeves, Frances Earlene: 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Monroe.
Reynolds, Carl Dean: 4 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Self, Huey Pierce: 10 a.m. today, Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Shipley, Mary Lucindi Aarons Teekell: 1 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road


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

DANNY DEAN SCHOOLEY Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside Service for Danny Dean Schooley, will be 10:00 AM Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens West Monroe, LA with Rev. Tom Lowe and Rev. John Jones officiating. Mr. Schooley former owner of P & S Testing was employed by H & H X-Ray for over 37 years. He is survived by his wife, Tammy "Peanut" Schooley of West Monroe; son, Danny Dean Ridge of Carthage, TX.; step sons, Timmy Savell, Jason Keen and Jonathan Keen all of West Monroe; nephew, Adam Schooley of Nebraska and niece, Kim Schooley Tumilson of Columbia, LA; brothers, Bill Schooley and his wife Sharon of West Monroe and James Schooley and his wife Ramona of Anchorage, AK. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Danny Schooley fund. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MR.LEMMIE WOOD Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Mr. Lemmie Wood, 72, of Farmerville, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, September 12, 2008 at Antioch Cemetery in Eros, LA, Rev. Gerald Lewis will be officiating, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mr. Wood was born April 22, 1936 in Eros, LA and passed away September 9, 2008 in Farmerville, LA. He served in Germany with the U. S. Army, retired as a commercial pilot. He loved to hunt and was a member and past president of Pondorosa Hunting Club. Mr. Wood was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife; Anne Wood, daughter; Gail Hobbs and husband Larry, son; Chuck Wood, special son; Johnny McMillon, grandchildren; Zach Hobbs and Braedon Wood, sister; Joyce McNabb and husband William, also survived by a large extended family and friends and granddog, Starsky. Pallbearers will be Scott Tullis, Bobby St. Clair, Kevin St. Clair, Royce St. Clair, Gregory Hutts and Mike Lloyd. Visitation will be Thursday, September 11, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MRS. FRANCES HELEN DOUGLAS LANDBY Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Helen Douglas Landby, 76, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 12, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe. Rev. Marshall Douglas and Rev. Dennis Hensley will be officiating. Interment will follow at Monroe Memorial Park under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Landby was born May 6, 1932 in Mangham, LA, and passed away September 9, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She was a member of Ouachita Baptist Church. A member of National Association of Bank Women of Louisiana, serving as President from 1988 to 1989. A member of Lake Bruin Country Club and served as secretary/treasure. Mrs. Landby was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years; Lloyd Foreman, father; James Douglas, mother; Mellie Toney Douglas. Mrs. Landby is survived by her husband of 30 years; John Landby of West Monroe, LA., son; Larry Wayne Foreman and wife Teresa of Monroe, La., daughter; Rene Vallieres and husband R. Jean of Alexandria, Virginia, brothers; George Douglas of Swartz, La., Marshall Douglas of Jonesville, LA., sisters; Jerry Calloway of West Monroe, LA., Betty Crawford of Denver, Colorado, Elsie Justice of Monroe, LA., Donna McLaughlin of Monroe, LA. Pallbearers will be Norman Landby, Lester Nichols, Sellers Aycock, Matt Mills, Ed Francis, George Douglas . Visitation will be Thursday, September 11, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MRS. ORA VADEAN GILMORE Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Vadean Gilmore, 78 of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 12, 2008 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church West Monroe. Interment to follow in the church cemetery, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home-West Monroe. Rev. Jerry Salisbury and Rev Woody Rimes will be officiating. Mrs. Gilmore was born May 8, 1930 in Monroe, LA and died September 9, 2008 in West Monroe. Mother was loyal member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and the Homemakers II Sunday School Class. She also served as church secretary for many years who loved her church and church family eminencely. Mrs. Gilmore was an avid hunter and a founding member of Deer Track Beagle Hunting Club. She enjoyed working with a wonderful group of ladies in the Woodlawn School Cafeteria. She was a member of Woodlawn Riding Club. Mrs. Gilmore was preceded in death by her mother, Louella Dearman Woods and her husband, Nelda Ray Gilmore. Survivors include her children, Olivia Gates and husband Michael of West Monroe, Nelda Rowlan of West Monroe, Leonard Gilmore of West Monroe and Robert Earl Bolton and wife Sylvia of Laurel, MS; 11 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild on the way; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Michael Gates, Leonard Gilmore, Jarrod Gates, Jason Gilmore, J.R. Bailey, Chad Atkins, Phillip Donaldson and Robert Earl Bolton. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at RidgeCrest Nursing Home and The Hospice Care Group. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Thursday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. On-line condolences maybe sent to www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

MRS. PEGGY JOYCE JACKSON WISEMAN Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Mrs. Peggy Joyce Jackson Wiseman, 74, of West Monroe, passed away September 9th, 2008, at her residence. The daughter of the late Curtis and Ruth Farris Jackson, she was born October 25th, 1933, in Bernice, LA. She was employed at Walmart for over 20 years. Mrs. Wisman is survived by her husband, Albert Wiseman of West Monroe, and her daughter, Alisa Verlander of Baton Rouge. No public memorial services are planned. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

Annie Lois Ainsworth, 85
CALHOUN — Annie Lois Ainsworth, a retired merchant in Oak Grove and a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Elbert Atkins Jr., 65
WINNSBORO — Elbert Atkins Jr., an offshore painter, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at True Gospel Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Vera Culver Bridges, 85
JONESBORO — Vera Mae Toms Culver Bridges, a bag tender for Continental Can, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Olive West Cemetery, Bienville.

Arimentha Day, 64
DELHI — Arimentha Day, a sales associate with Wal-Mart, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Cloud Creek Baptist Church, Delhi. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in Rocky Mount Zion Cemetery, Epps.

Vadean Gilmore, 78
Vadean Gilmore of West Monroe, a retired school cafeteria worker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

JoAnn Jackson, 53
JoAnn Jackson of Monroe, a housekeeper, died Sept. 6. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Church of God in Christ, Monroe. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Monroe.

Ray Judkins, 61
BASTROP — Ray Judkins, a salesman for Frito-Lay, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Frances Landby, 76
Frances Landby of West Monroe, a head cashier and vice president of Cross Keys Bank, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Chris McKinnie, 46
BASTROP — Chris McKinnie, a first responder with Med-Life Ambulance, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.

James McNeely, 57
LISMORE — James McNeely died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Eva Moreland, 93
MONTEREY — Eva Moreland died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Shirley M. Walker, 52
WINNSBORO — Shirley M. Walker, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Wake services are 6-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Winnsboro.

Lemmie Wood, 72
FARMERVILLE — Lemmie Wood, a retired airline pilot, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Antioch Cemetery, Eros. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Andrews, Sipple Lee: 1 p.m. Saturday, Marion High School Gym, Marion.
Barbee, Diana: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Rayville Arts Center, Rayville.
Barmore Sr., Wilbur Leroy: 10 a.m. today, Little Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Archibald.
Bennett, Billy Joel: 10 a.m. today, Beulah Baptist Church, Oak Grove.
Douglas, Clottie Thomas: 2 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Ford, Eartis Lee: 1 p.m. Saturday, First Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Hollis, Derwood L.: 10 a.m. Saturday, Taylor Cemetery, near Farmerville.
Hudson, Johnny: 11 a.m. Saturday, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Johnson, William: 11 a.m. Saturday, Augusta Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Kennedy, Raymond: 11 a.m. Saturday, Ivory Chapel Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.
Remore, Thelma Mae Cathey "Penny": 1 p.m. Saturday, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Summers, Bruce B.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Washington, Mary: 11 a.m. Saturday, Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Watts, Jamie: 1 p.m. Saturday, Friendship Baptist Church, Monroe.
Williams, Ethel: 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Phillip Baptist Church, Monroe.
Willis, Ashanti: 1 p.m. Saturday, Cuba Baptist Church Cemetery, Bosco.


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

BOBBIE FAYE DEMOSS Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, Louisiana Funeral Services for Mrs. Bobbie Faye DeMoss, 73, of Calhoun, LA will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 13, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA with Rev. Clyde Kelley and Rev. Wanda Cosentino officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, LA. Mrs. DeMoss was born on September 11, 1934 in Frost Town, LA, and went home to be with her precious Jesus on September 10, 2008. For many years Mrs. Faye served at First Baptist Church Monroe in the nursery and devoted her life to the care of young children. Mrs. Faye brought comfort and security to those families entrusting their children to her care. A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Faye was also a surrogate-mother to many neighborhood children. A friend to all she met, Mrs. Faye made life special for her family. Her family cherished her and will continue to cherish the legacy of love and service she leaves behind. Faye is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Bill DeMoss; their seven children, Gary DeMoss, Dale DeMoss and wife Karen, Mike DeMoss and wife Joyce, Kevin DeMoss, Debra Moore and husband James, Cindy Calhoun and husband Richard and Ellen Malmay; seventeen grandchildren; sisters, Bertha Powell, Floye Mercer, Joyce Albritton and Pauline Hulsey; brothers, Everette Tanner and wife Francis, Paul Tanner and wife Linda and Preston Tanner and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Richie Evans, Alan DeMoss, David DeMoss, Chris Moore, Adam Calhoun and Terry Malmay. Honorary Pallbearers will be Terry Lewis, Glen Lewis, Nathan DeMoss, Jacob DeMoss and Mark DeMoss. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

GAIL GOINGS BROOKS RABENHORST FUNERAL HOME EAST Baton Rouge, LA Gail Goings Brooks went to be with her Lord and savior on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother with unconditional love, and a happy and caring friend to all who knew her. She shared all her love and devotion with her parents and brother. She passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, following a lengthy battle with liver failure. Gail is survived by her husband of 28 years, Roy Cleveland Brooks Jr., Ph.D.; sons, Christopher Roy Brooks and Connor Nelson Brooks; daughter, Elizabeth Rinehart Brooks; grandson, Brooks Kleinpeter Turner; devoted parents, Nelson and Mary Elizabeth Goings; brother and sister-in-law, Austin and Kim Goings; and niece, Parker Goings, of Houston. Born Aug. 7, 1951, in Brookhaven, MS, she had been a resident of Baton Rouge for the past 48 years. She was a graduate of Lee High School and LSU. She had a 33-year career with the E BR and Ouachita Parish schools. She was a member of University United Methodist Church, the Junior League, Alpha Delta Pi, numerous educational organizations. Visiting at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, on Friday from 1:00 PM. until funeral service at 2:00 PM , conducted by the Rev. Gene Rives, the Rev. Fred Wideman and the Rev. Phil Woodland. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to any Chase Bank to the account of benefit of Gail Goings Brooks #783137532 established by friends from L.S.U.

MR. DERWOOD LANE HOLLIS Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside funeral and interment services for Mr. Derwood L. Hollis, 74, of Calhoun, will be Saturday, September 13th, 2008, at 10:00AM in the Liberty Hill at Taylor Cemetery in Farmerville with Rev. Wanda Constantino officiating. Services are under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Born December 22nd, 1933, in Farmerville, LA., he was the son of the late Earl and Ouida Hudson Hollis. A U.S. Army veteran, he was the retired owner and operator of the Dairy Kreem and EZ Stop in Sterlington and J & D Easy Pak in Bonita. Survivors include his daughter, Judy Hollis Cascio of Calhoun and grandson, Jesse Lane Cascio of Calhoun. Visitation will be Friday evening, September 12th, 2008, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

SUZANNA WOODARD (SUE) HUCKABY ROCKETT FUNERAL HOME RINGGOLD, LA Funeral services for Suzanna Woodard (Sue) Huckaby will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 14, 2008 at First United Methodist Church. There will be a reception immediately following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Interment will follow reception in Providence Cemetery. Suzanna Woodard (Sue) Huckaby was born in Ringgold, Louisiana on October 12, 1943. She attended Ringgold public schools and then Stephens College in Missouri, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana Tech University, where she earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Human Ecology. She married Jerry Huckaby in December 1962. Jerry worked for Western Electric Company for the next ten years. During that time, they lived in Atlanta, Georgia, Jasper, Alabama, and Chicago, Illinois. Their daughter, Michelle, was born in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1973, the Huckaby's moved to Sue's hometown, Ringgold, Louisiana, where they bought a dairy farm, and Sue taught first grade at Ringgold Elementary school. Sue and Jerry's son, Clay, was born while they were living in Ringgold. In 1976, Sue's husband, Jerry, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and they moved to the Washington D.C. area. Sue began a career as a realtor in McLean, Virginia in 1977. She became one of the most successful realtors in America. Nationally, she was ranked as the number ten realtor out of over two million realtors in the country. For many years, she was the number one realtor in Northern Virginia. Over the course of her thirty year career, she sold more than one thousand homes, valued in excess of one billion dollars. Sue was a "people" person. She loved her work, and everyone enjoyed working with her. Once she had reached the top of her field, she was committed to "giving something back" and making a lasting contribution to society. To accomplish this goal, she endowed a professorship at her alma mater, Louisiana Tech. The Sue Woodard Huckaby Endowed Professorship. She fought colon cancer for over four years. She lost her battle on September 9, 2008. She is survived by her husband of forty-five years, Jerry Huckaby, her daughter, Dr. Michelle Lewis of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, her son-in-law, Dr. Todd Lewis, and their two sons, Carter, age five years, and Spencer, age two years. She is also survived by her father, Scotty Woodard of Ringgold, Louisiana, her brother, Scott Woodard, her sister, Stephanie Woodard, and numerous nieces and nephews. Sue and her husband were active members of Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean, Virginia for over thirty years. Pallbearers will be Dr. Todd Lewis of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, Ezra Carter of Brighton, Michigan, Bob Mitchell of Ringgold, Louisiana, Scott Woodard of Sherman, Texas, Jack Rivers of Downsville, Louisiana, John Tom James of Ruston, Louisiana, Dr. Allen Herbert of Ruston, Louisiana, and Tom Childs of Potomac Falls, Virginia. Funeral services under the direction of Rockett Funeral Home, Ringgold, LA (318)894-4441.

WILBUR LEROY BARMORE, SR. Brown-Holley Funeral Home Graveside services for Wilbur Leroy Barmore, Sr, 75 of Archibald, LA will be held Friday, September 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM, at Little Creek Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Howard Childs officiating. and assisted by the Rev. William Ray. Brown-Holley Funeral Home, in Rayville is in charge of services. Mr. Barmore, a lifelong resident of Archibald, LA was born February 10, 1933 and passed away September 10, 2008 at Plantation Manor Nursing Home, in Winnsboro, LA. Leroy attended Mangham High School. He was a retired farmer and bus driver for the Richland Parish School System and a former board member of Four Forks Gin Co. Mr. Barmore was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Allyne Bledsoe Barmore; his parents, Thomas Benton Barmore, Sr. and Inez Hill Barmore; his brothers, Thomas Benton Barmore, Jr. and Harold Chambers Barmore; two sisters, Bena B. Ward and Frances B. Terry. He leaves behind his daughter, Martha Bena Barmore of Archibald, LA; two sons, Wilbur Leroy Barmore, Jr. and his wife, Myrl of Mangham, LA; and Jeffery Lynn Barmore of Archibald, LA; his sister, Maggie B. Lytle and husband, Michael of Mangham, LA; his brother, Billy Don Barmore and wife, Sharon of Mangham, LA; four granddaughters, Anna Allyne Meyers of Rayville, LA, Emily Inez Meyers of Baton Rouge, LA, Hannah M. Barmore of Archibald, LA, and Andrea M. Barmore of Calhoun, LA; and one grandson, Benton Edward Barmore and wife, Sarah of Rayville, LA; several great grandchildren and very special friend, Linda Smalling. Pallbearers will be Glen Bledsoe, Michael Brakefield, Edward "Stroke" Ausberry, Lonzo Thomas, Kip Jones, and Harold Barmore, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will Tom Hill, Bud Chapman, Guy "Buddy" Pardue, Max Hearn, Bobby Bledsoe, and Charles Free, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Little Creek Methodist Church in Archibald, LA or the charity of your choice. To leave condolences for the family go online to www.brownholleyfuneral homes.com

Annie Lois Ainsworth, 85
CALHOUN — Annie Lois Ainsworth, a retired merchant in Oak Grove and a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Elbert Atkins Jr., 65
WINNSBORO — Elbert Atkins Jr., an offshore painter, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at True Gospel Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Vera Culver Bridges, 85
JONESBORO — Vera Mae Toms Culver Bridges, a bag tender for Continental Can, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Olive West Cemetery, Bienville.

Arimentha Day, 64
DELHI — Arimentha Day, a sales associate with Wal-Mart, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Cloud Creek Baptist Church, Delhi. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. today at Funerals by McFarland, Delhi. Burial will be in Rocky Mount Zion Cemetery, Epps.

Vadean Gilmore, 78
Vadean Gilmore of West Monroe, a retired school cafeteria worker, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

JoAnn Jackson, 53
JoAnn Jackson of Monroe, a housekeeper, died Sept. 6. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Church of God in Christ, Monroe. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Monroe.

Ray Judkins, 61
BASTROP — Ray Judkins, a salesman for Frito-Lay, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop.

Frances Landby, 76
Frances Landby of West Monroe, a head cashier and vice president of Cross Keys Bank, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Chris McKinnie, 46
BASTROP — Chris McKinnie, a first responder with Med-Life Ambulance, died Tuesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop.

James McNeely, 57
LISMORE — James McNeely died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Eva Moreland, 93
MONTEREY — Eva Moreland died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Shirley M. Walker, 52
WINNSBORO — Shirley M. Walker, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Wake services are 6-7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Winnsboro.

Lemmie Wood, 72
FARMERVILLE — Lemmie Wood, a retired airline pilot, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Antioch Cemetery, Eros. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Andrews, Sipple Lee: 1 p.m. Saturday, Marion High School Gym, Marion.
Barbee, Diana: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Rayville Arts Center, Rayville.
Barmore Sr., Wilbur Leroy: 10 a.m. today, Little Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Archibald.
Bennett, Billy Joel: 10 a.m. today, Beulah Baptist Church, Oak Grove.
Douglas, Clottie Thomas: 2 p.m. Saturday, Evergreen Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Ford, Eartis Lee: 1 p.m. Saturday, First Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Hollis, Derwood L.: 10 a.m. Saturday, Taylor Cemetery, near Farmerville.
Hudson, Johnny: 11 a.m. Saturday, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Johnson, William: 11 a.m. Saturday, Augusta Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Kennedy, Raymond: 11 a.m. Saturday, Ivory Chapel Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.
Remore, Thelma Mae Cathey "Penny": 1 p.m. Saturday, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Summers, Bruce B.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Washington, Mary: 11 a.m. Saturday, Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Watts, Jamie: 1 p.m. Saturday, Friendship Baptist Church, Monroe.
Williams, Ethel: 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Phillip Baptist Church, Monroe.
Willis, Ashanti: 1 p.m. Saturday, Cuba Baptist Church Cemetery, Bosco.


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

CAPTAIN CLARENCE J "JERRY" WAGES, JR , USN (RET.) Wilson Funeral Home Panama City, FL. Captain C.J. Wages, of Bay Point, Panama City, FL succumbed to cancer and stroke on May 23, with his wife of 55 years, Cynthia Caldwell Wages at his side. His daughters, Paris Wages Hicks, of Oakland, CA and Zoe Wages Dillard, of Centreville, VA and granddaughter. Ashley and Phobe Dillard also survive the Captain. Jerry Wages was born in New Orleans and attended public schools there and in Monroe, Louisiana graduating from L.S.U. in Baton Rouge in 1957. For the next 34 years, Jerry served his country , first in the Naval Reserve, then as a Navy officer, attaining the final rank of captain. He received numerous medals, including the Purple Heart, the Silver Star, and two awards of the Gallantry Cross, awarded by the Government of the Republic of Vietnam, for personal heroism in combat with Vietnamese units. During his tour in Vietnam, as Senior US Advisor/Commander Runge Sat Special Zone his river patrol group was awarded the Presidential l Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism by President Nixon. Captain Wages was proud to subsequently serve as personal aide to Admiral E.R. Zumwalt, in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations. Jerry returned to sea to fulfill his childhood dream of commanding a ship; in 1972 he became the captain of USS Josephus Daniels , going to assume command of Destroyer Squadron 26. After retirement Jerry earned a Master of Arts degree in public administration management from Central Michigan University. He was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on August 20,2008.

MRS. ANNIE LOIS AINSWORTH Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lois Ainsworth, 85, of Calhoun, LA will be at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 14th, 2008, at the First Assembly of God in West Monroe with Bishop Jeremy Caraway officiating. Interment will follow in Monroe Memorial Park under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Born September 26th, 1922 in Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Aubrey and Uner Acreman. A retired merchant in Oak Grove and a homemaker, Mrs. Ainsworth was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, her beloved husband, Russell Ainsworth, preceded her in death in 1997. Survivors include four daughters, Betty Lou Hampton and husband, Butler, Louise Baletine and husband, Ollie, Shirley Ann Creech and husband, Andrew, and Wanda Kay Bogle and husband, Billy; 3 sons, James E. Ainsworth and wife, Ruby, Ronnie G. Ainsworth and wife, Nellie, and Bobby Ray Ainsworth and wife, Tammy; 21 grandchildren; and 41 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com

SMRS. MYRTLE O. EUBANKS HIXSON BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME JENA, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle O. Eubanks will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 13, 2008 at East Jena Baptist Church of Jena, LA, with Rev. Craig James, Johnnie Phillips, John Hebert and Larry Eubanks officiating. Interment will follow in Hair Cemetery in Aimwell, LA, under the direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena, LA. Mrs. Eubanks, 83, of Jena, LA, passed from this life on Friday, September 12, 2008, in Rapides Regional Medical Center of Alexandria, LA. She was a homemaker and a long time member of East Jena Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Roy "Doc" Eubanks of Jena; two daughters, Dena Arnold and husband Charles of Jena and Jane Terral and husband Tommy of Jena. One son, Rev. Larry G. Eubanks and wife Gaye of West Monroe; one sister, Geraldine J. Kendall of Riverview, FL; one brother W. H. Jernigan of Lincoln, NE; five grandchildren, Lorrie, Chad, Melissa, Eric and Julie; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Lane, Logan, Thorn, and Steely; nephew, George Eskew and wife Trudy of Waco, TX and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Annie Jernigan; sisters Myrtis Ezell and Shirley Enteterkin; brothers B.C Jernigan, Gary H. Jernigan, and Alvin Jernigan. Pallbearers will be, Thomas Sinclair, Bart McGuffee, Johnnie Hutchins, Mike Boyd, Tom Owens, and Sonny Waters. Honorary Pallbearers will be great grandsons, Tyler Terral, Logan Eubanks, Lane Eubanks, Thorn Brooks and Steely Terral. To extend online condolences to the Eubanks family got to www.hixsonbrothes.com

Bobbie Faye DeMoss, 73
Bobbie Faye DeMoss of Calhoun, a childcare provider, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun.

Lawrence E. Harrington, 70
CROWVILLE — Lawrence E. Harrington, a retired auto mechanic, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Westside Baptist Church, Delhi. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.

Arthur Eugene Holloway, 80
JEROME, Mich. — Arthur Eugene Holloway, a WWII Army veteran and retired Commercial Union Insurance claims supervisor and regional manager, died Monday. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home, Hudson, Mich.

Quentin McCrary, 90
Quentin McCrary of West Monroe, a retired Tennessee Gas machinist, died Thursday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday at Cheniere Baptist Church Cemetery, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

April Lynn McKoin, 21
BASTROP — April Lynn McKoin, a waitress, died Thursday. Services are 4 p.m. Sunday at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Irie Wayne Nicholson, 58
PIONEER — Irie Wayne Nicholson, a farmer, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Reeks Cemetery, Oak Grove.

Frances Elaine Pardue, 56
LILLIE — Frances Elaine Pardue, a homemaker, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is 1 p.m. Monday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Lillie.

Rose Mary Phillips, 56
Rose Mary Phillips of Monroe, a foster parent, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Bethel Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Monroe.

Clara Simpson, 73
Clara Simpson of West Monroe, a retired TG&Y sales clerk, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Peniel Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery, Caldwell Parish.

Fannie L. Tutt, 96
TALLULAH — Fannie L. Tutt died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be in New Oakwood Cemetery.

Previously acknowledged
Ainsworth, Annie Lois: 2 p.m. Sunday, First Assembly of God, West Monroe.
Andrews, Sipple Lee: 1 p.m. today, Marion High School Gym, Marion.
Atkins Jr., Elbert: 2 p.m. today, True Gospel Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Barbee, Diana: 11:30 a.m. today, Rayville Arts Center, Rayville.
Bridges, Vera Mae Toms Culver: 11 a.m. today, Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Day, Arimentha: 1 p.m. today, Cloud Creek Baptist Church, Delhi.
Douglas, Clottie Thomas: 2 p.m. today, Evergreen Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Ford, Eartis Lee: 1 p.m. today, First Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Hollis, Derwood L.: 10 a.m. today, Taylor Cemetery, near Farmerville.
Hudson, Johnny: 11 a.m. today, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Jackson, JoAnn: 2 p.m. today, Bethel Church of God in Christ, Monroe.
Johnson, William: 11 a.m. today, Augusta Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Judkins, Ray: 2 p.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Kennedy, Raymond: 11 a.m. today, Ivory Chapel Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.
Remore, Thelma Mae Cathey 'Penny": 1 p.m. today, Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.
Summers, Bruce B.: 11 a.m. today, Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.
Walker, Shirley M.: 1 p.m. today, St. John Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Washington, Mary: 11 a.m. today, Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Watts, Jamie: 1 p.m. today, Friendship Baptist Church, Monroe.
Williams, Ethel: 2 p.m. today, St. Phillip Baptist Church, Monroe.
Willis, Ashanti: 1 p.m. today, Cuba Baptist Church Cemetery, Bosco


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

PETE L. CAMP Osborn Funeral HOME Shreveport, LA Mr. Pete L. Camp, 79, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. followed by a vigil service at 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 14th, at Osborn Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will begin at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, September 15, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Charles Glorioso. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Sacred Heart Church, in Texarkana, Texas. Mr. Camp was born on December 4, 1928 in Texarkana, TX. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and President of the North Shreveport Swim Club for 21 years. Mr. Camp was employed in the dental industry for over 50 years with Patterson Dental Companies. He cherished the many friendships he developed throughout the years in the dental business. He was especially known for his humorous personality. Mr. Camp was a loving family man and is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia (Patsy) Dupre' Camp; their three sons, Pete J. Camp and wife, Stacey, Cary D. Camp and wife, Diane and Randal P. Camp and wife, Maura; seven grandchildren, Connor, Katie, Cannon, Hailey, Mallory, Ainsley and Emily; and one great grandchild, Allyson Chandler. He is also survived by his sister, Frances Camp; and friend of the family, Pam Camp. Pallbearers in Shreveport will be Connor Camp, Cannon Camp, Dut LeBlanc, Barry Gugliuzza, Doug Whittington, Randy Patton, Dr. Benny Popwell and Philip Cockrell. Pallbearers in Texarkana will be Jim Rochelle, Shack Rochelle, Gerry Guillot, Bryant Guillot, Michael Guillot and Rusty Felps. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Bauer, John Hyden, Dr. Jimmy Weyman, Dr. Richard Curry, David Ogwyn, Jim McGee and John A. Manno, Sr. The family requests memorials be made to the Christus Schumpert Cancer Treatment Center, 1 Saint Mary Place, Shreveport, LA 71101 or St. Pius X Catholic Church, 4300 North Market, Shreveport, LA 71101. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Ruben Vargas-Cuba, Dr. William Haynie, Gus Hamdan and the entire staff of Christus Schumpert Cancer Treatment Center. WWW.OSBORNFUNERALHOME.NET

J.W. Brasher, 75
J.W. Brasher, of Calhoun, an electronic technician, died Saturday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Chapel Hill Baptist Church, West Monroe, under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

JoAnne Busby, 76
WINNSBORO — JoAnne Busby, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gill First National Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crowville Masonic Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Jo Anne Cavender, 84
RUSTON — Mary Jo Anne Cavender, a retired counselor at Louisiana Tech University, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dennis C. Crain, 91
WINNSBORO — Dennis C. Crain, a retired farmer and rancher, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Apostolic Faith Chapel, Gilbert. Burial will be in Myrtle Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Jo Etta Beam Hawsey, 86
DELHI — Jo Etta Beam Hawsey, formerly of Monticello, a retired beautician, died Friday. Services are 10:30 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be in Herringville Cemetery, Monticello.

Sarah Ruth Hudnall, 83
RUSTON — Sarah Ruth Hudnall, a teacher, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Centerville, Miss., under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Quentin 'Steve' McCrary, 90
Quentin "Steve" McCrary, of West Monroe, a retired machinist, died Thursday. Graveside service is 10 a.m. today at Cheniere Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Molly Ruth Morrow, 87
DUBACH — Molly Ruth Morrow, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dubach United Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery, Hico, under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church.

Charlie L. Ratcliff, 72
SICILY ISLAND — Charlie L. Ratcliff died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Pentecostal Church, Leland, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church.

Tom Salley Sr., 71
FARMERVILLE — Tom Salley Sr., a retired rental business owner, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.

John Wheelis Smith, 103
BRANDON, Miss. — John Wheelis Smith, formerly of Monroe, a retired lumber company owner, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at the mausoleum.

Cletus Walters, 82
Cletus Walters, of Monroe, a retired foreman for Georgia-Pacific, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park.

Geraldine 'Gerri' Yarbrough, 76
BASTROP — Geraldine "Gerri" Yarbrough, retired from Angus Chemical, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Golden Funeral Home.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Barnes, Rosie Lee: noon Tuesday. Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe
McCrary, Quentin: 10 a.m. today, Cheniere Baptist Church Cemetery, West Monroe.
Nicholson, Irie Wayne: 2 p.m. today, Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.
Phillips, Rose Mary: 1 p.m. today, Bethel Baptist Church, Monroe.
Pruitt, Millie D.: 11 a.m. Thursday. Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Monroe.
Robertson, James "Buster": 10 a.m. today. Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Tutt, Fannie L.: 11 a.m. today, First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.


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

BOBBIE J. CARTER Brown-Holley Funeral Home Funeral services for Bobbie Jean Hutson Carter, 73, of Archibald, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Archibald Church of Christ with Bro. Travis Arrant, Bro. Karl Huff, and Bro. Stanley Fortenberry officiating. Burial will follow in Gwin Cemetery in Mangham, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville. Bobbie Carter was born on August 30, 1935 and passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2008. Mrs. Carter was a member of Archibald Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ollie Burgess; husband, Noble Hutson; 6-sisters and 4-brothers. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Carter of Archibald; children, Noble Wayne Hutson of Archibald, Donna Jean Hutson Singley and husband, David of Archibald, Ronnie Lynn Hutson and wife, Beatrice of Start; step children, Lawrence "Sonny" Carter, Jr. and wife, Connie of Dallas, TX and Randy Carter and wife, Faye of Baskin; 11-grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and her sister, Myrta Avants of Rayville. Pallbearers will be Michael Hutson, Jessie Hutson, Dee Hutson, William Joseph "B.J." Hutson, Evan Chance Fleming, and Perry Fleming. Honorary Pallbearers will be David "Rusty" Singley, Jr., Jamye Nelson, and Arthur Joe Bradford. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Monday, at the Archibald Church of Christ. To leave condolences for the family go online to www.brownholleyfuneral homes.com

BRENDA LOU HALE Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Lou Hale, 60, of Baton Rouge, LA formerly of Monroe, LA, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 16, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Wayne Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hale, a beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and faithful friend to all who knew her, answered God's heavenly call on September 14, 2008. She was born in Monroe, LA on September 3, 1948. Mrs. Hale is survived by her brother, Donald Hale of Baton Rouge, LA; her sister, Carolyn Brewer of Rockwall, TX; nieces, Marci Freeman and Jaye Comer; nephews, Glen Hale and Jordyn Brewer; great-aunt to Austin and Kimberlyn Freeman, Jacob and Samantha Hale, Christian and Madalyn Comer. Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ollie Hale. Brenda lived most of her life in Monroe, LA. She graduated from Neville High School and NLU, where she majored in Business Administration. She played on numerous softball teams and became a talented tennis player. She was a member of First Baptist Church in West Monroe. She is cherished and will be missed by a multitude of people. Having the heart of a lion, the spirit of a warrior, and the character of a faithful servant, she leaves an unforgettable legacy. Her relentless faith in God has touched numerous lives during her courageous battle of cancer. She drew her last breath in the butterfly unit of Hospice of Baton Rouge. God has now lifted her to a place of healing, peace, and eternal joy. Pallbearers are Glen Hale, Randy Harris, Jordyn Brewer, Dr. William Freeman, Austin Freeman, and Shaphan Comer. Visitation will be Monday, September 15, 2008, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Floyd Courson, Jr. Funeral services for Mr. Floyd Courson, Jr. are scheduled for 10 A.M. Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Myrick and Rev. Doug Edwards officiating. I nterment will follow in Pine Grove Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at Golden Funeral Home. Mr. Courson, formerly of Bastrop, passed away on September 13, 2008, following a lengthy illness. He was 79 years old. Mr. Courson was a retired employee of International Paper Company. He is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Kathleen Woodall Courson; his sister, Mary Annie Streeter; his brother, Ralph Courson; his granddaughter, Jennifer Courson; and his great grandson, Gabriel Snell. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Peggy Fowler Courson of West Monroe; his daughter, Sandra Courson of Orange Beach, AL; sons, Danny Courson and wife Ruby of Bastrop, Jackie Courson and wife Cynthia of Bastrop, Larry Courson and wife Carla of Sterlington, Bruce Courson of El Dorado, AR, Arvil Fowler and wife Becky of Keller, TX, Wayne Fowler and wife Dana of Keller, TX, and Bruce Fowler of Nacogdoches, TX; sisters, Charlene Duke of Monroe, and Sylvia Shannon of Collinston; grandchildren, Charisma Cummings and husband Vernon, Laura Eppinette, Daniel Courson, Brandon Courson, Terri Cons, John Paul Cowan, Shawn Michael Cowan, Amanda Snell, Holli Courson, Alex Courson, Michelle Fowler Stadel and husband Rick, Christopher Fowler, Stormy Fowler Perkins and husband Chance, and Danielle Fowler; and 17 great grandchildren. Grandsons and Jerry Boyte will serve as pallbearer. Honorary pallbearers will be David Hofford and his great grandsons. The family of Mr. Courson would like to thank the staff of Premier Hospice for the wonderful care they provided during his final weeks.

J.W BRASHER Owen Memorial Chapel J.W. Brasher was born March 27, 1933 and went to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 13, 2008 after a long illness. J.W. is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bennie Brasher; son Richard Brasher and wife Jenny; grandsons Austin Brasher and Ricky Brasher and his wife Michele; two great grandchildren Cole and Karlie Brasher; one brother and two sisters. A memorial service will be held at New Chapel Hill Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. To leave an on-line memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorial funeralhome.com.

LEONARD W. HUTCHINSON, SR. Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Leonard W. Hutchinson, Sr. 93, of Calhoun, LA, will be Tuesday, September 16th, 2008, at 2:00PM in the Chapel of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home with Rev. Werner Aswell, Rev. Neil Everett, and Rev. Dub Massey officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Mr. Hutchinson was born September 3rd, 1915, in Bayou Barbary, LA, a son of the late John and Eva Edler Hutchinson. He passed away on Saturday, September 13th, 2008, in Calhoun, LA. He was preceded in death by a special aunt, Julia Hutchinson, a special uncle, T.J. Edler, son-in-law, Jim White, and brothers, Tony Sance, Ray Sance, and Frank Sance. A longtime member and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church of Calhoun, he served proudly with the US Navy during World War II, and he retired after 43 years of dedicated service as a toll test board technician with Bell South. Mr. Hutchinson was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Survivors include his beloved wife of over 57 years, Jo Linda Green Hutchinson; son, Leonard William "Bill" Hutchinson, Jr. and wife, Lynn; 2 daughters, Jan Moore and husband, James, and Roseanne Hutchinson; and son, Johnny Hutchinson and wife, Carolyn; grand children, Melinda, Claire, and Spencer Hutchinson, Rosalie Harris and husband, Micah, Jim Hayes, Richard Moore and wife, Pattie, Rebecca Moore, Mark Hutchinson and wife, Stacey, and Glenn Hutchinson and wife, Amy; 3 great grandchildren, Savannah Harris and Jacob and Anna Hutchinson; brother, Lloyd Sance and wife, Ruby; and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, or a charity of your choice. The family wishes to express their thanks to Susan Lenard, Shannon Lenard, and Sharon Hudson and to the employees of Angel Care of Louisiana for their special care. Also, thanks to our friends and neighbors on Richardson Road who went above and beyond in their acts of kindness during this time. Active pallbearers are Richard Moore, Jim Hayes, Spencer Hutchinson, Kenneth Bryan, Jimmy Holton, James Diel, Terry Boone and Kenneth Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Faith Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Calhoun. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5:00P.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

LOLA JOYCE ANTLEY COBB Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Joyce Antley Cobb, 63, of West Monroe will be on Tuesday morning, September 16th, 2008, at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Gordon "Skip" Dean officiating. Interment will follow in the Acree Cemetey in Point, LA, under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Born September 23rd, 1944, in Union Parish, LA, she was a daughter of the late Smith Thomas and Erma Henry Antley. Mrs. Cobb was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a long-time member of the Highland Baptist Church in West Monroe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, CM Sgt Charles Wayne Cobb, USAF (ret), in 2003. Survivors include her son, Jim Cobb and fiancι Sandy Cueto ; her daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and Barry Justus; her sister, Bonnie Sue Terral and husband, Gene; her brother, Reggie Antley and wife, Joyce; granddaughter Jennifer Scallan and husband, Scott; 3 grandchildren, Brandon, Gregory, and Ashley Justus; and 3 great grandchildren, Caroline, Madison, and Alyssa Scallan. Pallbearers are Rodney and Brad Terral, Scott Scallan, Marvin Cobb, Scott and Brent Moore. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Highland Baptist Church. Visitation will be Monday evening, September 15th, 2008, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe. The family would like to thank Drs. Don Hammett and Ronald Koepke and their medical staff, the staff at Glenwood Regional Medical Center, Patient's Choice Hospice and United Home Care for their dedicated medical care and attention for Mrs. Cobb. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

J.W. Brasher, 75
J.W. Brasher, of Calhoun, an electronic technician, died Saturday. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Chapel Hill Baptist Church, West Monroe, under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

JoAnne Busby, 76
WINNSBORO — JoAnne Busby, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gill First National Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crowville Masonic Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Jo Anne Cavender, 84
RUSTON — Mary Jo Anne Cavender, a retired counselor at Louisiana Tech University, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dennis C. Crain, 91
WINNSBORO — Dennis C. Crain, a retired farmer and rancher, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Apostolic Faith Chapel, Gilbert. Burial will be in Myrtle Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Jo Etta Beam Hawsey, 86
DELHI — Jo Etta Beam Hawsey, formerly of Monticello, a retired beautician, died Friday. Services are 10:30 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be in Herringville Cemetery, Monticello.

Sarah Ruth Hudnall, 83
RUSTON — Sarah Ruth Hudnall, a teacher, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Centerville, Miss., under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Quentin 'Steve' McCrary, 90
Quentin "Steve" McCrary, of West Monroe, a retired machinist, died Thursday. Graveside service is 10 a.m. today at Cheniere Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Molly Ruth Morrow, 87
DUBACH — Molly Ruth Morrow, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dubach United Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery, Hico, under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church.

Charlie L. Ratcliff, 72
SICILY ISLAND — Charlie L. Ratcliff died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Pentecostal Church, Leland, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the church.

Tom Salley Sr., 71
FARMERVILLE — Tom Salley Sr., a retired rental business owner, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.

John Wheelis Smith, 103
BRANDON, Miss. — John Wheelis Smith, formerly of Monroe, a retired lumber company owner, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at the mausoleum.

Cletus Walters, 82
Cletus Walters, of Monroe, a retired foreman for Georgia-Pacific, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park.

Geraldine 'Gerri' Yarbrough, 76
BASTROP — Geraldine "Gerri" Yarbrough, retired from Angus Chemical, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Golden Funeral Home.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Barnes, Rosie Lee: noon Tuesday. Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe
McCrary, Quentin: 10 a.m. today, Cheniere Baptist Church Cemetery, West Monroe.
Nicholson, Irie Wayne: 2 p.m. today, Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.
Phillips, Rose Mary: 1 p.m. today, Bethel Baptist Church, Monroe.
Pruitt, Millie D.: 11 a.m. Thursday. Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Monroe.
Robertson, James "Buster": 10 a.m. today. Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Tutt, Fannie L.: 11 a.m. today, First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.


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

FRANCES PATTON GONZALES Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Frances Patton Gonzales, 97, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday September 17, 2008 at Riverview Cemetery with Rev. George Bonner officiating. Mrs. Gonzales was a long time member of Central Baptist Church in Monroe and Forest Glade Baptist Church in West Monroe. Frances taught Sunday School for many years. She also attended Louisiana State Normal College currently known as Northwestern in Natchitoches. Frances is preceded in death by her husband, Pete Gonzales; two sisters, Wilma Bennett and Olga McLemore; one brother, O.L. Patton; and one great grandchild, Lauren Shambro. Survivors include her daughter, Dolores Johnson; granddaughter, Kelly Shambro and husband Tim; nieces, Nell McDonough and Linda Bailey and husband Rich; nephew, Bill Bennett and wife Bonnie; great grandchildren, Anthony Shambro and wife Rachel, Alex Shambro, Kristen Shambro, and Allison Shambro; three great, great grandchildren; sister-in-law,Lucille Cantrell; and several great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Memorials may be made to Northeast Baptist School at 5225 I-20 Service Road, West Monroe, LA. 71292. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Doyle Hamilton and to the nurses and staff of United Home Care, especially Jennifer, Hope, Kristy, Windi, Meredith, Stephanie, Leslie, and Sharon Hudson who took care of Nanny so sweetly the last two years. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

HAROLD STAFFORD Farrar Funeral Home Farmerville, LA Mr. Stafford went to heaven on Saturday, September 13, 2008. Visitation will be at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA., on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Graveside services will be at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery Wednesday, September 17, 2008 beginning at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. Kurt Auger will be officiating. Mr. Stafford was born July 24, 1937 in Douglas, KS. He is preceeded in death by his parents Glen W. and Louida Condor Stafford and his wife Theresa Reel Stafford of 36 years. Mr. Stafford was a specialist with the XVI U.S. Army Corps. He also worked for Rock Island Railroad, Boeing Aircraft and Davison Transport. He retired from Davison Transport after 29 years of service. Mr. Stafford enjoyed NASCAR racing, fishing, bird hunting, local folk music, and his 950 John Deere tractor. Survivors include his son Glen W. Stafford and daughter Sheila J. Stafford, his brother and sister-in-law Bill and Velma Stafford of Salliasaw, OK; Grandchildren Chase, Hunter and Mallorie Stafford. Mr. Stafford's private and daily life was reflected through his faith and earnest care for all. His life was not only enriched by those he came in contact with and befriended but also he greatly enriched others as well. Only time can heal the void that has been left behind by a Brother, Father, Grandfather, and Friend. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com

MADDEN STELL 9-16-16 TO 1-18-08 We celebrate today by remembering our sweet Mother and all she taught us: to put a little love in everything we do; to give back to others; to be grateful and make thankfulness a habit; to keep a close family circle because it can give you great joy and comfort; to have a strong spiritual life because it will enhance your joys and successes; and to always remember that tomorrow is a brand new day. Mother dearly loved her family, and we cherish our memories with her. Mother, we send you much love and many kisses, Your daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

REV. PATRICK M. "PAT" GUICE Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop, Inc. Bastrop, LA. Funeral services for Rev. Patrick M. "Pat" Guice are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September, 17, 2008 at Bonita Road Baptist Church, Bastrop with Rev. Jim Ingram, Rev. Bobby O'Fallon, Rev. Mike Loveday, Rev. Andy Myrick and Rev. Rocky Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park in Monroe. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Golden Funeral Home. Rev. Guice, a resident of Bastrop, passed away on September 15, 2008 at St. Francis North Hospital in Monroe, LA. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Bastrop. He was an ordained minister for 57 years, during which time he organized, built and pastored several churches including a Christian school. Rev. Guice was a United States Air Force veteran during WWII serving as a bombadier. He loved his family and grandchildren. Rev. Guice also was passionate about his calling for the Lord and authored several books. He is preceded in death by a grandson, Jamie McCarthy Guice; parents, Jefferson Monroe Guice and Eula Chambless Guice; brothers Leonard Chambless Guice, and James Monroe Guice. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Marguerite Rowe Guice of Bastrop, LA; two sons, Gary Guice and wife Sharon of Bastrop, LA, Les Guice and wife Kathy of Ruston, LA; six grand children, Toby Guice and wife Ginger, Leigh Ann Jones and husband Doug, Claire Guice, Chad Guice and wife Shannon, Kyle Guice and wife Ginger, Bret Guice; and six great grandchildren, Halley, Douglas, Alyssa, Taylor and Madison Jones, Zack Christopher Guice. Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews, Sandy Brady, Dane Brady, Kenny Kennedy, Tracy Kennedy, Ricky Rowe, Paul Rowe, Danny Duke, Jr. and Michael Duke.

SARAH "SALLY" RUTH WARREN HUDNALL Owens Memorial Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Sarah Ruth Warren Hudnall (Sally) passed away at her home in Ruston September 14, 2008, surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness. She was born September 28, 1924, in Centreville, Mississippi, to Joseph Joplin and Carrie Lee Netterville Warren. Sarah is survived by her husband Jarrett Hudnall; her children Jarrett Joseph Hudnall and wife Amy of Roswell, Georgia, William Warren Hudnall of Baton Rouge, Katherine Reese and husband Dennis of Paris, Texas and Thomas Wilson Hudnall and wife Julie of Austin, Texas; her grandchildren Christopher Parks and wife Anna Lisa of Meduno, Italy, Jeb and Katie Reese of Paris, Texas and Sarah Margaret and Gavin Michael Hudnall of Roswell, Georgia; her sister Jo Ann Warren of Amelia Island, Florida and sister-in-law Margaret Hudnall of Denton, Texas. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carrie Lee Warren of League City, Texas. Sarah taught business subjects in schools and universities in Washington, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Her interests included church related activities and organizations, Cub Shouts, Girl Scouts, Faculty Wives Club and the Retired Teacher's Association. Sally enjoyed participating in the activated of St Thomas Catholic Church and looked forward to working with students and fellow parishioners. The Happy Gardeners Society was a source of friendships and enjoyment of shared interests to her. The family wishes to express special appreciation to Dr. Laura Campbell, Dr. Glenn Figueroa, Dr. George Smith and Hospice of Caring Hearts. Mary Carol Vidrine, Liza Humphries, Marion Folk, and Rosa Pierce have contributed greatly to the comfort of Sally and the family. The thoughtful and generous help of friends has been invaluable. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 16, 2008 with a wake service beginning at 5:30 PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ruston. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville, Mississippi September 18, 2008. Planned memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Hospice of Caring Hearts or the charitable organization of choice. To leave an on-line memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorial funeralhome.com

THOMAS W. SALLEY, SR. FARRAR FUNERAL HOME Farmerville, LA. Thomas Wayne Salley, Sr. was born on April 8, 1938. He left a loving family on September 14, 2008 after a brief illness. Tom leaves behind a devoted loving wife of 51 years, Nancy Patricia, his father, Truitt Salley; children, Tommy Salley and his wife, Robin; Nanette Salley and a special friend, Tadd Alford. Tom adored his grandchildren Perri Elizabeth Fredieu and husband Nickolous, Erin Danielle Salley, Joshua Thomas Salley of Farmerville and the late Caleb Wayne Salley; sisters, Melinda Morris of Corinth, TX., Amanda McDowell of Farmerville and Patti Lou Wulff of Merryville, IL., All who knew him will miss him greatly. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ezell Miers and brother, Billie Truitt Salley. As a young man, Tom attended Byrd High School in Shreveport and Kemper Military School in Missouri. He pursued his Business Administration degree at Louisiana Tech. Tom loved this nation and served proudly for four years in the United States Navy. He was an avid Democrat and loved to discuss politics with his family and friends. Tom, a businessman, owned and operated many businesses in Farmerville and the Union Parish area. He owned and operated Tom's Rentals and Sales from May 1996 until his retirement in April of 2007. A memorial service will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at Farrar Funeral Home. The Salley family requests any gifts or flowers be made as a memorial to the America Cancer Society. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com.

Bobbie J. Hutson Carter, 73
ARCHIBALD — Bobbie Jean Hutson Carter, retired seamstress, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Archibald Church of Christ. Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Gwin Cemetery, Mangham, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Rose O. Umpherman Carter, 89
COLLINSTON — Rose O. Umpherman Carter, a nurse, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Collinston First Baptist Church. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop.

Joyce Antley Cobb, 63
Joyce Antley Cobb of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Acree Cemetery, Point.

Lendon C. Ellis, 77
JONESVILLE — Lendon C. Ellis, a logger, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Monterey Christian Church. Visitation is 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, Monterey, under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Addie Forlow, 71
COUNTY LINE — Addie Forlow, a homemaker, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Brenda Lou Hale, 60
BATON ROUGE — Brenda Lou Hale, formerly of Monroe, a retired office manager, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

Emma J.M. Hardyway, 67
Emma Jean Marshall Hardyway, a retired cook, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church, Simsboro. Burial will be in Old Rocky Valley Cemetery, Simsboro, under the direction of King's Funeral Home, Ruston.

Ruthie Harrington, 85
DELHI — Ruthie Harrington, homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Minnie Louise Heath, 69
Minnie Louise Heath of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe.

Esther Lee Hood, 85
DUBACH — Esther Lee Hood, a cottage parent, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Cathedral of Praise Worship Center, Ruston. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Leonard W. Hutchinson Sr., 90
Leonard W. Hutchinson Sr. of Calhoun, a retired Bell South toll test board technician, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun.

Debbie Kay Lowe, 46
JONESBORO — Debbie Kay Lowe, a retail sales manager, Monday. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Visitation is 4:30-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

James Graham McNeely, 57
MONTEREY — James Graham McNeely, a Ferriday Farm Equipment employee and owner of Monterey Farm Equipment Repair, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is noon until service time today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lismore Baptist Church Cemetery.

Tyrice Richardson, 22
RAYVILLE — Tyrice Richardson, a Sonic employee, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Virta Lou Sanderlin, 98
QUITMAN — Virta Lou Sanderlin, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Carolina Baptist Church, Saline. Burial will be in Carolina Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Homes, Jonesboro.

Sadie Battle Smith, 47
DETROIT, Mich. — Sadie Battle Smith, formerly of Oak Ridge, a bus driver, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Lena Mae Warlick, 93
Lena Mae Warlick of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

ShaAnna Watkins, 19
RAYVILLE — ShaAnna Watkins, a Sonic employee, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Robert West, 48
RAYVILLE — Robert West, a truck driver, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Geraldine 'Gerri' Yarbrough, 76
BASTROP — Geraldine "Gerri" Yarbrough, retired from Angus Chemical, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is noon until service time today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Christ Church Cemetery.

Previously acknowledged
Barnes, Rosie Lee: noon today, Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe.
Brasher, J.W.: 2 p.m. today, New Chapel Hill Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Busby, JoAnne: 2 p.m. today, Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.
Cavender, Mary Jo Anne: 2 p.m. today, Trinity United Methodist Church, Ruston.
Hudnall, Sarah Ruth: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Ruston.
Morrow, Molly Ruth: 10 a.m. today, Dubach United Pentecostal Church, Dubach.
Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. Saturday, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.
Pruitt, Millie D.: 11 a.m. Thursday, Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Monroe.
Ratcliff, Charlie L.: 2 p.m. today, New Hope Pentecostal Church, Leland.


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

CECIL JEROME COLSON Greenlawn Funeral Home Rosenberg,TX Cecil Jerome Colson was 68. He was born on January 20, 1940 in Monroe, Louisiana to Leon John and Myrtle Estelle Young Colson. Cecil passed away on September 10, 2008 in Rosenberg, TX. Visitation will be in the Chapel at Davis Green lawn Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 18, 2008. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19, 2008 in the Chapel at Davis Greenlawn Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Cecil began a career in the Lumber and Building Materials Business in 1962 and managed operations in Louisiana, OK, TN and TX. He retired in 2000 after 38 years in the industry. Cecil was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Mary Jane Price Colson in 1999; parents, and brother Donald R. Colson in 1968. Cecil is survived by his son, Nicky J. Colson of Memphis, TN., Granddaughters, Nickesha Wiley of Horn Lake, MS., and Maria Lynn Colson of Memphis, TN, Cecil is also survived by Great-Grandchildren; Brieana, Nicholas, and Bradley of Horn Lake, MS., Brother; Leon Dale Colson and wife Ina of Baskin, LA., Sister-in-law; Annabel Price Kiley of Jacksonville, FL., Aunt; Louise Young Lusby of Mer Rouge, LA., several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN. 38101 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 570127 Houston, TX.

FRED W. BURT 3/23/17 TO 9/17/03 "You will never be forgotten" Love Always, Dathene, Minette & Janette

James E. Bell, 70
FARMERVILLE — James E. Bell died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

Clara Bell Ellington, 92
BASTROP — Clara Bell Ellington, a lumber company sales clerk, died Sept. 11. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Baptist Church, Bastrop. Wake services are 6-8 p.m. Friday at Montgomery Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in H.V. Adams Cemetery.

Joshua Billups, 21
COVINGTON, Ga. — Joshua Billups, a laborer, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivett Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial is in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Orlea Carloss, 80
WISNER — Orlea Carloss died Tuesday. The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Holly Grove Baptist Church, Wisner. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial is in Holly Grove Cemetery.

Addie Furlow, 71
SPEARSVILLE — Addie Furlow, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at County Line Baptist Church, Spearsville. Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Major Lee Gay, 51
SEATTLE, Wash. — Major Lee Gay, a laborer, formerly of Monroe, died Sept. 11. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Torrence V. Jones, 35
Torrence Vashon Jones of Monroe, a janitor, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Walter Jones Sr., 76
Walter Jones Sr. of Monroe, a retired farmer, died Friday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Augusta Baptist Church, Crowville. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe, and 5-8 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in State Place Cemetery, Gilbert.

Eva Mae Keith, 86
Eva Mae Keith of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

Harold Mason, 52
ST. MARION — Harold Mason, an automotive worker, died Sept. 11. Services are 1 p.m. today at St. Paul Baptist Church, Marion. Burial will be in Batts Chapel Cemetery, Strong, Ark., under the direction of Tennant Family Funeral Home, Rayville.

Hannah L. Manuel, 86
Hannah L. Manuel of Monroe, a retired state employee, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Avenue Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Virginia Mayes, 58
Virginia Mayes of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Sept. 13. The funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at Siegle Community Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

John Norwood, 94
WINNSBORO — John Norwood, a farmer, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Winnsboro Second Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is noon-4 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Wake services are 5-7 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Steve Parker, 45
CLAYTON — Steve Parker, an electrician, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.

The Rev. Isaac Patton, 90
The Rev. Isaac Patton of Monroe, a retired Methodist minister, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Tyrice Richardson, 22
RAYVILLE — Tyrice Richardson, a Sonic employee, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rayville. Burial will be in Congo Cemetery, Oak Ridge, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Tom Salley Sr., 71
FARMERVILLE — Tom Salley Sr., a retired rental business owner, died Sunday. Memorial services are 6-8 p.m. today at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Sadie Battle Smith, 47
DETROIT, Mich. — Sadie Battle Smith, formerly of Oak Ridge, a bus driver, died Sept. 12. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Traveler Rest Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Family Funeral Home, Bastrop chapel. Burial will be in H.V. Adams Cemetery, Bastrop, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

ShaAnna Watkins, 19
RAYVILLE — ShaAnna Watkins, a Sonic employee, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Rayville Baptist Community Church. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial is in Love and Charity Cemetery, Rayville.

Robert West, 48
RAYVILLE — Robert West, a truck driver, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel, Delco. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Bunton, Willie James: 11 a.m. Saturday, Deuteronomy Baptist Church, Monroe.

Carter, Rose O. Umpherman: 10 a.m. today, Collinston First Baptist Church, Collinston.

Coleman, Ollie Mae: 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.

Hardyway, Emma Jean Marshall: 2 p.m. Saturday, Fellowship Baptist Church, Simsboro.

Hood, Esther Lee: 10 a.m. today, Cathedral of Praise Worship Center, Ruston.

Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. Saturday, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

Perkins, Lorraine G.: 11 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Monroe.

Pruitt, Millie D.: 11 a.m. today, Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Monroe.

Shankle, Ellis Price: 1 p.m. today, Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.


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

BOBBY LEE ENGLAND Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Lee England, 70, of Monroe, LA will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, September 19, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum with Rev. Warren Eckhardt officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. England passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008. He was a retired ULM Professor of twenty-five years, tutor, educator, and New York Yankees fan. Survivors include the mother of his children, Jean England; sons, Robert England and wife Jessica, William England, and James England; grandsons, Tyler, Joshua, Christopher, Alex, and Maison; other family, Stacie England and Lisa England. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Friday, September 19, 2008 at the chapel of Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Hwy 80 East, Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

SARAH KATHRYN PHILLIPS ATKINS Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg, AR Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Phillips Atkins, 75, of Hamburg died Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Mrs. Atkins was a native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg since 1960. She graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1950 and served as the Ashley County Clerk from 1978 to 1994. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a past president of the United Methodist Women. She was an avid bridge player and she enjoyed the Friday Night Ladies Supper Club. She is preceded in death by her husband, of 42 years, Gerald Sterling (Ted) Atkins; a son, Gerald Sterling (Teddy) Atkins, Jr.; her parents, Chase & Mildred Maxwell Phillips; two brothers, Chase A. Phillips, Jr. and Peter Phillips. She is survived by a son, Corry Page Atkins, of Monroe, Louisiana; a daughter, Jane Magnuson and husband, Peter, of Rosemount, Minnesota; a sister, Jane Cason of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren Haley Margaret and Bennett Joseph Magnuson and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg. Burial will be in the Snyder Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 202 S. Main, Hamburg, AR; the Helping Hands Food Pantry, c/o Mrs. Mary Williams, 816 Pine Ridge Drive, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

WILLIAM SIDNEY "BILL" BUCKLEY JR. Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. William Sidney "Bill" Buckley Jr. of Monroe, LA will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 19, 2008 at Graceminister Presbyterian Church with Rev. Steven S. Bryant and Rev. Jack B. Phelps officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Buckley was born in Monroe and died on September 17, 2008, at the age of 78. He attended Neville High School, Marion Military Academy and Louisiana Tech University. He served the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict, and married Hazel Chambliss on December 8, 1956, to whom he was married for forty-three years. Bill was an entrepreneur and founded Buckley's Auto Service in the 1960's and later founded B & L Marine in Lakeshore where he and his wife served customers for twenty-four years. He was an active member of Graceminister Presbyterian Church in Monroe and an ordained deacon. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed boating, hunting, and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William S. "Willie" Buckley, Sr. and Lucille McHenry Buckley; his wife, Hazel Chambliss Buckley; brother, Albert W. Buckley. Survivors include daughters, Ruth B. McDonald and husband Patrick of Monroe, LA, Mary B. Clark and husband Kip of Madison, MS, and Martha B. D'Amico and husband Dan of Madison, MS; five grandchildren, Erin Clark, Nicklas McDonald, Emily Clark, Sidney D'Amico, and Shelby D'Amico. Pallbearers will be C.E. Synder, Fred Fox, David Jacobs, Earnest Breard, David Clark, and Bob Willsher. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Goleman, V.W. Tidwell, Delbert Henderson, and Sam Loftis. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the staff on Wing II of the Louisiana War Veteran's Home in Monroe, and requests that memorials be sent to Graceminister Presbyterian Church in memory of Bill. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

James E. Bell, 70
FARMERVILLE — James E. Bell died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

Clara Bell Ellington, 92
BASTROP — Clara Bell Ellington, a lumber company sales clerk, died Sept. 11. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Baptist Church, Bastrop. Wake services are 6-8 p.m. Friday at Montgomery Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be in H.V. Adams Cemetery.

Joshua Billups, 21
COVINGTON, Ga. — Joshua Billups, a laborer, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivett Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial is in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Orlea Carloss, 80
WISNER — Orlea Carloss died Tuesday. The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Holly Grove Baptist Church, Wisner. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial is in Holly Grove Cemetery.

Addie Furlow, 71
SPEARSVILLE — Addie Furlow, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at County Line Baptist Church, Spearsville. Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in County Line Cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Major Lee Gay, 51
SEATTLE, Wash. — Major Lee Gay, a laborer, formerly of Monroe, died Sept. 11. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

Torrence V. Jones, 35
Torrence Vashon Jones of Monroe, a janitor, died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

Walter Jones Sr., 76
Walter Jones Sr. of Monroe, a retired farmer, died Friday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Augusta Baptist Church, Crowville. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe, and 5-8 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in State Place Cemetery, Gilbert.

Eva Mae Keith, 86
Eva Mae Keith of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

Harold Mason, 52
ST. MARION — Harold Mason, an automotive worker, died Sept. 11. Services are 1 p.m. today at St. Paul Baptist Church, Marion. Burial will be in Batts Chapel Cemetery, Strong, Ark., under the direction of Tennant Family Funeral Home, Rayville.

Hannah L. Manuel, 86
Hannah L. Manuel of Monroe, a retired state employee, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Avenue Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Virginia Mayes, 58
Virginia Mayes of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Sept. 13. The funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at Siegle Community Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.

John Norwood, 94
WINNSBORO — John Norwood, a farmer, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Winnsboro Second Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is noon-4 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Wake services are 5-7 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Steve Parker, 45
CLAYTON — Steve Parker, an electrician, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.

The Rev. Isaac Patton, 90
The Rev. Isaac Patton of Monroe, a retired Methodist minister, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Tyrice Richardson, 22
RAYVILLE — Tyrice Richardson, a Sonic employee, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rayville. Burial will be in Congo Cemetery, Oak Ridge, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Tom Salley Sr., 71
FARMERVILLE — Tom Salley Sr., a retired rental business owner, died Sunday. Memorial services are 6-8 p.m. today at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Sadie Battle Smith, 47
DETROIT, Mich. — Sadie Battle Smith, formerly of Oak Ridge, a bus driver, died Sept. 12. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Traveler Rest Baptist Church, Oak Ridge. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Family Funeral Home, Bastrop chapel. Burial will be in H.V. Adams Cemetery, Bastrop, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

ShaAnna Watkins, 19
RAYVILLE — ShaAnna Watkins, a Sonic employee, died Monday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Rayville Baptist Community Church. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial is in Love and Charity Cemetery, Rayville.

Robert West, 48
RAYVILLE — Robert West, a truck driver, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel, Delco. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Friday at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Bunton, Willie James: 11 a.m. Saturday, Deuteronomy Baptist Church, Monroe.

Carter, Rose O. Umpherman: 10 a.m. today, Collinston First Baptist Church, Collinston.

Coleman, Ollie Mae: 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.

Hardyway, Emma Jean Marshall: 2 p.m. Saturday, Fellowship Baptist Church, Simsboro.

Hood, Esther Lee: 10 a.m. today, Cathedral of Praise Worship Center, Ruston.

Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. Saturday, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

Perkins, Lorraine G.: 11 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Monroe.

Pruitt, Millie D.: 11 a.m. today, Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Monroe.

Shankle, Ellis Price: 1 p.m. today, Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.


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

CARROLL ROBERT ROUNTREE Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, Louisiana Funeral Services for Mr. Carroll Robert Rountree, 94 of West Monroe, LA will be 3:00 PM Saturday, September 20, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA with Rev. David Brown, Rev. Carlton Yeager, and Mark Rountree officiating. Burial to follow at Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Monroe. Mr. Rountree passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. He retired from Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was a member of Ridge Avenue Baptist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. His hobbies were photography and his vegetable garden which he shared with his neighbors. His pride and joy was his two Ginko trees in the front yard which were enjoyed by folks near and far. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ruth Rountree; son, Reggie Rountree and his wife Sheryl; three grandchildren, Kimberly Rountree of Dallas, TX, Glenn Rountree and his wife Jeri of West Monroe, LA, and Mark Rountree and his wife Jennie of Silver Springs, MD; great-granddaughter, Katie Rountree; nephew, Bobby Deprang of Shreveport, LA; sisters-in-law, Mavis Mangum, Wilma Harris, and Doris Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Ellis Auttonberry, Henry Chriceol, Larry Evans, Richard Evans, Alton Thames, and George Thames. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Clyde Elliott, Jim Stricklin and Terry Mangum. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Memorials may be made to Ridge Avenue Baptist Church or the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Kathy Doster, Gloria Fountain and Dr. Clyde Elliott. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

DIXIE IRENE SMITH EVERIST Allen Funeral Home MESA, AZ Dixie Irene Smith Everist died September 11, 2008 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 87. She was born in 1921 to Earnest Theodore Smith and Pina Temperance Johnson Smith on a large farm near Gower, Missouri. The farmhouse was scarred by bullets from a Civil War skirmish, and farm work was done using horses and mules. They had no indoor plumbing or electricity. She attended the State Teachers College in Maryville, Missouri and later received a Masters degree in Home Economics at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. In 1943, she married Bruce Ward Everist, Jr. She worked as a teacher in New Orleans to put her husband through medical school, later she taught at Louisiana Tech and was a dietician there for many years until she retired at age 79. She died with memories of the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the 59 cent button. She had many interests; current events, horse showing, cooking and sewing. She is preceded in death by her parents, her former husband, and her nine siblings. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters Anne Everist Gleim and her husband Jerome Howard Gleim of Gold Canyon, AZ, Jane Everist Faulk and her husband Reynolds Trippett Faulk, III of Monroe, LA; granddaughters, Megan Anne Faulk Rugg and husband Benjamin Ray Rugg of Maumelle, AR, Laura Jane Faulk of Baton Rouge, LA, Carol Hayes Faulk and Julie Irene Faulk of Monroe, A. The family will gather to celebrate her life with a memorial service in Ruston in December. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to DART (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team of Lincoln Parish), 108 W. Alabama Ave., Ruston, LA 71270.

ELVIN T. KILPATRICK New Hope Funeral Home Sunnyvale, TX Elvin T. Kilpatrick, age 93, passed away in Dallas, TX on September 17, 2008. He is survived by Winifred Kilpatrick, his wife of 60 years, and family members Ted Kilpatrick, Ann Kilpatrick, Lynda Humble, Dora Lee Kilpatrick, Sally Cooper and Susan Venable. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Irvin, and eight other siblings. Born September 28, 1914, Elvin was a native of Ouachita Parish and lived most of his life in Monroe where he was active in the First United Methodist Church. Elvin worked for Columbian Chemicals Co. for 48 years and was a U. S. Navy veteran serving in the Pacific during World War II. After retiring in 1977, he enjoyed golfing, vegetable gardening, traveling and being a member of the North Monroe Lions Club. In 1999, he and his wife moved to Mesquite, TX to be near his son and daughter-in-law. In Mesquite, he led an active life at the Waterford Retirement Community and was a charter member of the New Covenant United Methodist ministry at the Waterford. The family will receive visitors at the First United Methodist Church, 3900 Loop Road, Monroe, LA, 71201 on Saturday September 20, 2008 at 9:30 AM after which a memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army Emergency Relief (Hurricane Ike), DFW Metroplex, P. O. Box 36006, Dallas, TX. 75235 or the charity of choice.

HEITH "DIC" SMITH Young's Funeral Home Ferriday, LA Funeral services for Mr. Heith "Dic" Smith, 28 ,of Vidalia, LA will be held at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday, on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Ron Ferrington officiating. Interment will follow at Legion Memorial Cemetery, Newellton, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday. Heith was born December 24, 1979 in Natchez, MS and passed away Tuesday September 16, 2008 at Franklin Medical Center Winnsboro. He was a resident of Vidalia, a Driller for D and D Drilling and enjoyed drinking beer, coon hunting, deer hunting, dove hunting, riding horses and spending time with his girls. Survivors include his wife Monica Smith of Vidalia, LA; Father and Mother Howell and Georgia Smith of Vidalia, LA; three daughters Mikayla, Marleigh and Hannah Smith; 1 unborn son-Landon Heith Allen Smith; Father and Mother in Law Tommy and Teri Sanders of Natchez, MS; Sister Amy and her husband Jon Lucas of Jonesville, LA, Sister Kim and her husband Mack Melton of Vidalia, LA; Niece Destiny Lucas of Jonesville, LA; 2 Brother in laws Jay and Jeremy Sanders; 2 Best friends Derand Snelson and Andy Guillory; His Coon Dog Andy; Numerous aunts , uncles and cousins and a Host of-close friends The Pallbearers will be Andy Guillory, Derand Snelson, Trenton Simmons, Cody Shelson, Rusty Jordan,Marion Stewart, Allen Cunningham and Reginald Simmons . The Honorary Pallbearers will be Brad Smith, Joe Franklin, Dennis Nichols, Dustin Tillman, Simon Walley, Joseph "Pops" Williams, Jesse Horton and Dee Horton. The family will receive friends at Young's Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday, September 19, 2008 at Youngs Funeral Home in Ferriday. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngsfh.com

JAMES E. "JIM" BELL Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home Ruston, LA Funeral Services for Mr. James E. "Jim" Bell, age 70 of Farmerville, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the Alabama Presbyterian Church in Choudrant with Rev. Dean Kelly officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Bell was born August 18, 1938 in Centreville, TN and died September 17, 2008 in Monroe. He was a member of the Alabama Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bell was a proud veteran of the US Air Force. In his spare time, he collected arrowheads and other Native American artifacts, he enjoyed golfing, watching and feeding wildlife, tending his oak trees and pine trees, spending time with his family and living life. Mr. Bell is survived by his wife, Barbara Phillips Bell; daughters: Karen Otwell and husband Freck of Ruston and Chris Brown and husband Rick of Choudrant; grandchildren: Jamie Otwell Fredericks of Choudrant, Nicole Brown Trevino and husband Patrick of St. Roberts, MO, Brandi Brown of Choudrant, Jason McKee of Choudrant and Nathan Brown of Choudrant; brother Roger Dale Bell and wife Beth of Dyersburg, TN; sisters Jean Pitts and husband Charles of Tiptonville, TN, Barbara Kelly and husband Dean of Highland Home, AL and Faye Matlock of Hobart, IN; sisters-in-law Shirley Bell of Dyersburg, TN and Micki Bell of AL as well as many nieces and nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his son William "Rusty" Bell; grandson Cory Dale Otwell and two brothers. Mr. Bell's family would like to express their sincere thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at St. Francis Medical Center with special thanks to Dr. Kevin Wade, Dr. Barry Weinberger and Dr. Assad Mouhaffel. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, September 19, 2008 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. To leave an on-line memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorial funeralhome.com.

LENA MAE SACCO WARLICK Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterling ton Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Lean Mae Sacco Warlick, of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 20, 2008, at the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Rev. Sebastian Kallarackal and Rev. Joseph Puthuppally officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mrs. Warlick passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Warlick, Sr., children, Ruth Green, and William C. Warlick, Jr., and two grandchildren, Denise Warlick, and Bobby Snow. Survivors include her daughters, Evelyn Snow of Calhoun, LA, and Elizabeth Miller and husband William of Monroe, LA; daughter-in-law, Margie Warlick of Bossier City, LA; special son, Kenneth West, eighteen grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, six nieces, one nephew, and two caregivers, Bertha Robinson, and Deborah Dunn. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, September 19, 2008 with a Wake Service to be held at 6:00 P.M. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. EVA MAE KEITH Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, LA Services for Eva Mae Keith, 86, of Monroe will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel on Lamy Lane in Monroe with Rev. John Parker and Rev. Danny Hawthorne officiating. Burial will be held at Monroe Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe, LA. Mrs. Keith was born January 1, 1922 in Franklinton, LA and passed away September 17, 2008 at St. Joseph's Nursing Home surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was a Christian mother, a giver and what set her apart is that she gave her best, for she gave from the heart. Sacrifices, lessons and values imparted through words and actions are the gifts everyone who knew her will treasure always. We thank her for every Godly quality and the greatest heritage of all, the heritage of love! Mrs. Eva worked faithfully as a volunteer at Ouachita Council on Aging in the Quilting Room with all her special friends. She attended Scottish Meeting regularly with Mr. Monroe Stewart. Mrs. Keith was preceded in death by her husband: Mr. Alfred L. Keith of 50 plus years; son Frank Keith; and granddaughter: Kathy Keith. Survivors include one son: Bobby A. Keith and wife, Janet of Monroe, LA; daughters: Gladys Hall and husband Donie, and Helen Parker and husband, John both of Monroe, LA; sisters: Helen Johnson of Sulphur, LA; 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Jamey Keith, Westley Frith, John Parker, Joseph Foster, Brad Parker; great grandsons: William Frith, Matthew Parker and Chad Williamson. Honorary pallbearers will be Monroe Stewart and Carlton Smith from the Ouachita Council on Aging. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, September 19, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe and from 11:00 AM to the time of service at 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2008. Memorials may be made to Ouachita Council on Aging, 2407 Ferrand Street, Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be made to the family at kilpatrickfuneralhomes. com.

REV. ISAAC A. PATTON Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Rev. Isaac A. Patton, 90, of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 20, 2008, at Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Weldon Bares, Rev. Joe Solomon, Rev. Bobby Burgess, Rev. Betty Swanson, and Rev. Johnny Hankins officiating. Interment will follow in Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Rev. Patton passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008. He was a U. S. Navy veteran serving in WWII on a tanker in the Pacific before being discharged in 1945. He was a Methodist minister serving in many area churches including Stone Ave. Methodist Church (now Ronald McDonald House) and retired after ten years in Sterlington. Rev. Patton was a visiting pastor at Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church for over twenty years. He was also an avid fisherman. Rev. Patton was preceded in death by his infant son, David Wayne Patton; one brother and six sisters. Survivors include his wife, Velma Lockhart Patton; son, Tommy D. Patton and wife Lyndall Fulton of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Linda Easterling and husband Bobby of West Monroe, LA., three grandchildren, Kimberly Lynn Sanford and husband Mark, Angela Patton Kerry and husband John, III, and Heather June Richardson and husband Kevin Ben Sepulvado, Elaine Patton, three great grandchildren, Caleb Wesley Sepulvado, Ashley Michelle Kerry, and William Kevin Richardson, and one sister, Lynn Boyd of Dallas, TX. Pallbearers will be Chris Fulton, Earl E. Price, Jr., Hugh Riley, Gene Waalk, Bob Oden, and J. C. Taylor. Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Skeen. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Memorials may be made to Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Brad Aaron, 39
Brad Aaron of West Monroe, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

James E. Bell, 70
FARMERVILLE — James E. Bell, an electric co-op lineman, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Alabama Presbyterian Church, Choudrant. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Sibley Cemetery, Choudrant.

William S. 'Bill' Buckley Jr., 78
William Sidney "Bill" Buckley Jr. of Monroe, retired owner of B&L Marine, died Wednesday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Graceminster Presbyterian Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

David Bynum, 55
TALLULAH — David Bynum, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at East Star Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 3:30-5 p.m. today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be in Morning Rest Memorial Park, Tallulah.

Mary L. Douglas, 87
GRAYSON — Mary Louise Douglas, a retired banker with Citizens Progressive of Columbia, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Bobby Lee England, 70
Bobby Lee England of Monroe, a retired University of Louisiana at Monroe professor, died Tuesday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Visitation is noon until service time at the mausoleum. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Elizabeth Dianne Graves, 61
SHREVEPORT — Elizabeth Dianne Graves, formerly of Bernice, a retired teacher, died Sept. 10. Memorial services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Bernice.

Gail L. Green, 73
OAKDALE — Gail L. Green, a retired social worker, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun. Visitation is noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Ruthie Harrington, 85
DELHI — Ruthie Harrington, a homemaker, died Sept. 13. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Palestine Baptist Church, Warden. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Tommie Lee James, 65
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Tommie Lee James, formerly of Huttig, Ark., a homemaker, died Sept. 11. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Batts Chapel, Batts Chapel, Ark. Burial will be in Harper Springs Cemetery, Huttig, under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Otis R. Jones, 93
Otis R. Jones, died Thursday. Memorial services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Blanchard-St.Denis Funeral Home, Natchitoches.

Eva Mae Keith, 86
Eva Mae Keith of Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Walter Ramsey Myers Sr., 83
SICILY ISLAND — Walter Ramsey Myers Sr., a retired heavy equipment operator for Department of Transportation and Development, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Sicily Island. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Mary Nicolay, 84
RUSTON — Mary Nicolay, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Marvin F. Salsbury, 84
Marvin F. Salsbury of West Monroe, a retired boilermaker, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Heith "Dic" Smith, 28
VIDALIA — Heith "Dic" Smith, a driller for D and D Drilling, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Legion Memorial Cemetery, Newellton.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Billups, Joshua: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Monroe.Bunton, Willie James: 11 a.m. Saturday, Deuteronomy Baptist Church, Monroe.
Carloss, Orlea: 11 a.m. Saturday, Holly Grove Baptist Church, Wisner.
Coleman, Ollie Mae: 1 p.m. Saturday, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Ellington, Clara Bell: 11 a.m. Saturday, Magnolia Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Furlow, Addie: 11 a.m. Saturday, County Line Baptist Church, Spearsville.
Hardyway, Emma Jean Marshall: 2 p.m. Saturday, Fellowship Baptist Church, Simsboro.
Jones, Torrence Vashon: 11 a.m. Saturday, New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jones Sr., Walter: 1 p.m. Saturday, Augusta Baptist Church, Crowville.
Keith, Eva Mae: 1 p.m. Saturday, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.
Manuel, Hannah L.: 11 a.m. Saturday, Avenue Baptist Church, Monroe.
Mayes, Virginia: 2 p.m. Saturday, Seigle Community Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Norwood, John: 11 a.m. Saturday, Winnsboro Second Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. Saturday, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.
Parker, Steve: 10 a.m. today, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Perkins, Lorraine G.: 11 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Monroe.
Richardson, Tyrice: 1 p.m. Sunday, Macedonia Baptist Church, Rayville.
Smith, Sadie Battle: 1 p.m. today, Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Oak Ridge.
Watkins, ShaAnna: 1 p.m. Saturday, Rayville Baptist Community Church, Rayville.
West, Robert: 2 p.m. Saturday, New Bethel, Delco.


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

AUDREY PAULINE MCQUEEN BARRIOS Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Audrey Pauline McQueen Barrios, 83, of West Monroe, LA formerly of Delhi, LA will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday September 21, 2008 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Calhoun, LA with Rev. Michi Head and Rev. Dwight Munn officiating. Mrs. Barrios was born March 26, 1925 and passed away on September 18, 2008. She was a member of McGuire United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Raymond Jordan Barrios, Jr.; her son in-law, Donald Herschel Riggs, Sr. and her sister, Jackie Jokela. Survivors include her daughters, Suzanne Riggs and Lynne Carter and husband John all of West Monroe; grandchildren, Chip and Emily Riggs of Buford, GA, Jordy Riggs of Ruston and Bo and Eva Carter of West Monroe; great grandchildren, Jordan, Joshua, Julianne, Jackson, TJ, and Lilly Riggs; special niece, Jo Ellen Brewer and brother, David McQueen. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Memorials may be made to Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211 Her daughters would like to express their love and appreciation to her caregivers, Ann Averette, Betty Benton, Wanda Shackelford, Hallie Branson and Bridgett McCready. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

BRAD AARON Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Brad Aaron, 39, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday,September 21, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Bro. Lavelle Spillers will be officiating. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery West Monroe, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Brad was born October 1, 1968 and passed away September 18, 2008. He served in the United States Marine Corp. Brad was preceded in death by grandparents Harvey and Francis Aaron and A.E. Chapman. Brad is survived by one daughter, Heather Aaron of CA., parents, Jerry and Lena Aaron, sister, Sherri Albritton and her husband Benji, nephews, Logan and Landyn Albritton all of Farmerville, grandmother, Evelyn Chapman of Carriere, MS., long time friends, James Shipman and family of Peru, IN., and a special friend Dorothy Brown of West Monroe. Pallbearers will be Benji Albritton, Logan Albritton, Landyn Albritton, Bobby Aaron Jr., Roy Aaron, Joe Aaron, Jr., Randy Hilburn and Gerry Aaron. Special thanks to David Ashcraft and all those that prayed with us and for us. Visitation will be Saturday 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.kilpatrick funeral homes.com

MARVIN SALSBURY Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Marvin Salsbury, 84, of West Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday September 21, 2008 at Community Baptist Church with Rev. Danny McIlveene and Rev. Mark Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Chatham Cemetery. On September 18, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Marvin went home to be with his Lord and Savior with his loving family surrounding him. He was a boiler maker and a World War II Veteran. Mr. Salsbury retired from Shawnee Steam Plant in Paducah, Kentucky. He was a member of Community Baptist Church. Mr. Salsbury is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Ila Salsbury; four brothers; one sister; daughter, Cindy Wray; and grandson, Sgt. Chris Heflin. He leaves behind his loving wife of 22 years, Marie Salsbury; son, Tim Salsbury and wife Diane; daughter, Meleasa Ellis; sister, Nita Moreau and husband Eddie; brothers, Lonnie Salsbury and wife JoAnn and Charles Salsbury and wife Bonnie; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Mr. Salsbury's grandsons. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Ron Hammett and Patient Choice Hospice for their care and compassion. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MARY LOUISE MEREDITH WATSON DOUGLAS Riser Funeral Home Columbia, LA Services for Mary Louise Meredith Watson Douglas, age 87 of Grayson, will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 21, 2008, from the sanctuary of Grayson Baptist Church in Grayson with Rev. Jay Morgan, Rev. Paul Pearson and Rev. Thomas Peoples officiating. Interment will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday evening at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia. Ms. Douglas was born in Clarks on April 2, 1941, to the union of Willie Ernest and Mary Belle Prestridge Meredith and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 18, 2008, at Haven Nursing Center in Columbia. She was a resident of Caldwell Parish her entire life. She attended school in Clarks and later Northeast LA Junior College. As a young woman, she began her career with the local sawmill in Clarks and later began her long association with Citizens Progressive Bank. She retired from the bank in 2002 after 50 years of dedicated service. She continued to serve on the Board of Directors until 2006. Mary Louise was an active member of Grayson Baptist Church and sang in the choir for many years. She was also a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star White Lily Order, Chapter 129 now the Columbia Chapter No. 147, a former member of the Caldwell Parish Garden Club and involved with an active group of "domino buddies" at the Council on Aging. Most of all "Weese" loved her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband; Casper John Watson, an infant son and her beloved brother; Ernest Meredith, Jr. Survivors include her husband; AJ Douglas, step son; Paul Douglas, step daughter; Dewana Hamry and her husband, Steve, two step grandchildren; Mark Mink and Catherine Mink, her sister-in-law; Mary Jo Meredith, two nieces; Jo Caldwell and her husband, Mike and Jan Williamson, great niece; Chris Roberts and her husband, Todd, two great nephews; Devin Caldwell and his wife, Tandi and John Williamson and six great great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Devin Caldwell, Paul Douglas, Wayne Henre, Mark Mink, Todd Roberts, Tyler Roberts and John Williamson. Honorary pallbearers are Bennie Ray Cruse, Jerry Meredith, Lyn Meredith, Jay Boggan and Howard Strebeck. Online condolences may be made at www.riserfuneralhomes. com.

MAUDIE B. "POLLY" WALLACE MCGEHEE Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston, LA Funeral services for Maudie B. "Polly" Wallace McGehee, age 82, of Downsville will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 21, 2008 at Downsville United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Rolly Walker and Rev. Gloria Youngblood. Interment will follow at Downsville Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. McGehee was born December 4, 1925 and passed away September 19, 2008. Mrs. McGehee was a graduate of Downsville High School, North East Junior College, and Louisiana Tech University. She was a member of Downsville United Methodist Church and served as church treasurer and Sunday School Teacher. Mrs. McGehee served as clerk for the city of Downsville, LA. She was preceded in death by her son: Clarence Micajah McGehee, husband; Robert Joseph McGehee. She is survived by children: Bob McGehee and wife Diane of Downsville, Nancy Lou Cann and Husband Tom of Lindale, TX., Doug McGehee and wife Lisa of Downsville, and Eddy McGehee and wife Annette of Fairview, TX., grandchildren; Michael McGehee, Kim Pruitt, Cindy Brady, Carmen Hiltz, Brad McGehee, Dusty McGehee, Stormy Perkins, Jonathan McGehee, and Samuel McGehee; and fifteen great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Michael McGehee,Brad McGehee, Dusty McGehee, Jonathan McGehee, Samuel McGehee , Don Marvin McGehee, Mack Lipscomb, and Jimmy Aulds. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Saturday September 20, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian charity of choice. Online condolence may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrick funeral homes.com

WILLIAM "WILL" MICHAEL MCGEE 12/17/1984 - 9/20/2002 Although the years keep passing by, we never, not for a moment, forget you. On this day we remember your battle, but we honor your life. We miss each second taken away. Love You, Dad, Momma & Rachel

Dennis Lamar Brooks, 47
Dennis Lamar Brooks of Monroe, a Ouachita Lumber accountant, died Thursday. Memorial services are 5 p.m. today at Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 4 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Noah G. Cartwright IV, 58
TALLULAH — Noah Grandy Cartwright, a retired letter carrier, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Tallulah Presbyterian Church, Tallulah. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial is in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tallulah, under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, Tallulah.

Robert Lee 'Bob' Davis Jr., 60
FERRIDAY — Robert Lee "Bob" Davis Jr., a Union National Insurance Company salesman, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Archibald Community Cemetery, Archibald.

Gail L. Green, 73
OAKDALE — Gail Green, a retired social worker, died Wednesday. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun. Visitation is noon until 2 p.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mary Nicolay, 84
RUSTON — Mary Nicolay died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ruston. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the church. Prayer Vigil will start at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Pines Memorial Gardens, Ruston, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

The Rev. Isaac A. Patton, 90
The Rev. Isaac A. Patton of Monroe, a retired Methodist minister, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Lea Joyner Memorial United Methodist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Carroll Robert Rountree, 94
Carroll Robert Rountree of West Monroe, a retired Missouri Pacific Railroad engineer, died Wednesday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 2 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Garden Cemetery, West Monroe.

Fred J. Rushing, 84
MANGHAM — Fred J. Rushing, a Farm Bureau manager, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville.

Laverne Rushing, 76
Laverne Rushing of West Monroe, a retired St. Francis Dietary Department employee, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

George Smith Sr., 71
George "Lil George" Smith Sr., an upholsterer, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Monroe.

Patsy Brown Wade, 73
VIDALIA — Patsy Brown Wade, formerly of Monterey, a truck driver and tour guide, died Thursday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Campbell Cemetery, Vidalia. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Young's Funeral Home, Vidalia.

Lena Mae Warlick, 93
Lena Mae Warlick of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Bell, James E.: 10 a.m. today, Alabama Presbyterian Church, Choudrant.
Billups, Joshua: 11 a.m. today, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Monroe.
Bunton, Willie James: 11 a.m. today, Deuteronomy Baptist Church, Monroe.
Bynum, David: 1 p.m. today, East Star Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Carloss, Orlea: 11 a.m. today, Holly Grove Baptist Church, Wisner.
Coleman, Ollie Mae: 1 p.m. today, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Lake Providence.
Ellington, Clara Bell: 11 a.m. today, Magnolia Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Furlow, Addie: 11 a.m. today, County Line Baptist Church, Spearsville.
Graves, Elizabeth Dianne: 10:30 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Bernice.
Green, Gail L.: 2:30 p.m. today, Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.
Hardyway, Emma Jean Marshall: 2 p.m. today, Fellowship Baptist Church, Simsboro.
Harrington, Ruthie: 1 p.m. today, Palestine Baptist Church, Warden.
James, Tommie Lee: 11 a.m. today, Batts Chapel, Batts Chapel, Ark.
Jones, Otis R.: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Blanchard-St.Denis Funeral Home, Natchitoches.
Jones, Torrence Vashon: 11 a.m. today, New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe.
Jones Sr., Walter: 1 p.m. today, Augusta Baptist Church, Crowville.
Keith, Eva Mae: 1 p.m. today, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe.
Manuel, Hannah L.: 11 a.m. today, Avenue Baptist Church, Monroe.
Mayes, Virginia: 2 p.m. today, Seigle Community Baptist Church, West Monroe.
Myers Sr., Walter Ramsey: 10 a.m. today, First Baptist Church, Sicily Island.
Norwood, John: 11 a.m. today, Winnsboro Second Baptist Church, Winnsboro.
Olvey Jr., Herbert Earnest "H.E.": 1 p.m. today, Cordova Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.
Richardson, Tyrice: 1 p.m. Sunday, Macedonia Baptist Church, Rayville.
Smith, Heith "Dic": 11 a.m. today, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Watkins, ShaAnna: 1 p.m. today, Rayville Baptist Community Church, Rayville.
West, Robert: 2 p.m. today, New Bethel, Delco.


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

CYNTHIA JOAN ORAM Brown-Holley Funeral Home Rayville, LA Funeral services for Cynthia Joan Oram will be 11:00 AM, Monday, September 22, 2008 at Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville with Sis. Hilda Antee and Rev. Robert Stroud officiating. Interment will follow in Lynn Cemetery, Archibald, LA. Cynthia Joan Oram, 69, was born May 25, 1939 in North Hampton, England; she passed away September 19, 2008 at Richardson Medical Center in Rayville, after a brief illness. She was employed at the Motor Vehicle Dept. in Rayville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Elsie Haddon; sister, Julia Walker all of England; son, Christopher Charles Oram and daughter, Velma Oram Smith both of Rayville. She is survived by 4 sons, Michael Oram and daughter-in-law, Sherry Oram of Columbia, Jeffrey Oram of Mangham, Travis Oram of Rayville, and Wesley Crocker and daughter-in-law, Belinda Crocker of Epps; brother, Bernard Haddon and wife, Susan of England; brother-in-law, Bruce Walker of England; son-in-law, Ronnie Charles Smith, Sr. of Rayville; 10 grandchildren, Chris and Kaylee Oram, Eric Stricklin, Ronnie Charles Smith, Jr., Brittany and Blake Oram, Casey Bichsel, Krissy Smith, Jessica and Crystal Crocker; and 1 great grandson, Hudson Blaine Oram. Pallbearers will be Jack Hibbard, Jr., Johnny Mac Townsend, Mike Scarborough, Billy Scarborough, Travis Stephenson, and Harvey Williamson. Visitation will be will be 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Sunday, at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville, LA. To leave condolences for the family go online to www.brownholleyfuneral homes.com

FRED J. RUSHING, JR. Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville, LA Services for Mr. Fred J. Rushing, Jr., 84, of Mangham will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Mangham Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Aultman officiating. Interment will follow at Gwin Cemetery. Mr. Rushing was born September 19, 1923 in Vicksburg, MS and went to be with the Lord on September 18, 2008. Mr. Rushing was a World War II veteran and a retired Farm Bureau Insurance Agency manager. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Rushing. Survivors include his sons: Fred J. Rushing, III and his wife Connie of Monroe, Paul Rushing of Rockville, MD, Eric Rushing and Anjie Calhoun of Mangham, and Kurt Rushing and his wife Kelly of Merrill, WI; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 5:00 PM til 8:00 PM Monday, September 22 at Mangham Baptist Church. On line registry /condolences at www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MRS. JOYCE BAISDEN HOOSIER Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Private services will be held for Mrs. Joyce Baisden Hoosier, 58, of West Monroe, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Joyce was born April 15, 1950 in Winnsboro, LA and passed away on September 20, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She was preceded in death by her father; Louie Johnson, nephew; Brandyl Johnson, grandson; Daniel Marvin Johnstone, Jr., sister; Barbara Jean Johnson. Survivors include her husband; Rickey Hoosier, daughters; Vicky Dunn, Mary Sledge and husband Daniel, Cathy Breland and husband Greg, mother; Louise Trichell, first husband; Fred Baisden, step-son; Jarred Hoosier, step-daughter; Tamara Guice, brothers; James Johnson and wife Peggy, Bennett Johnson and wife Diane, grandchildren; Joshua Dunn, Amber Dunn, Caleb Sellers, Landon Sellers, KayLee Johnstone, Ryan Breland, Kelsey Breland, great grand children; Kristen Dunn, Ethan Dunn, best friends; Shelia Heyl and Faye Culbertson, also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MRS. LAVERNE RUSHING Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Laverne Rushing, 85, of West Monroe, will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 22, 2008, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Bro. Tony Smith will officiate, interment at Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mrs. Rushing was born February 28, 1923, in Hartshorne, Oklahoma and passed away on Friday September 19, 2008, in Monroe. Mrs. Rushing worked at St. Francis Hospital as a cashier for over 20 years. Mrs. Rushing was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Mrs. Rushing was preceded in death by husband Lynn Rushing, son Bruce Rushing and sister Mattie Crow. Survivors include son, Troy Ray Rushing and wife, Linda, daughters Mary Lynn Humphries and husband, George, Carol Rushing and daughter-in-law Cheryl Rushing. Mrs. Rushing is survived by 16 grandchildren 23 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday evening, September 21, 2008 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

SUEZENEAU "SUE" DICKARD WARD Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Suezeneau "Sue" Dickard Ward will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at St. Matthew Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Puthuppally officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. A beloved descendant of several prominent pioneer families in the Monroe area, Suezeneau Dickard Ward, more familiarly known as "Sue", passed away at her home on September 20, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Her ancestors included Benjamin Tennille, a Revolutionary soldier for whom a cemetery is named; Judge Henry Bry, who built Layton Castle; and the McCormicks, prominent in political circles; and President John Quincy Adams. Born on March 9, 1925, Sue was a life long resident of Monroe, attending Georgia Tucker Elementary School and Neville High School and graduating from Louisiana State University and University of Louisiana at Monroe. Hundreds of students fondly remember Mrs. Ward who taught typing and business in the Monroe City school system. Sue was a faithful member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, the Monroe Garden Club, Delta Delta Delta alumnae and teachers' group who lunched regularly, Ft. Miro DAR and the English Speaking Union. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian McCormick Dickard and Herbert Edward Dickard; a brother, Herbert Dickard, Jr.; and her cousin, Nell Church. Among her survivors are her husband, John McCarthy Ward (Mac); several nieces and nephews, Kinta Clark and her husband, David, and children, Denia Clark and Denise McLean from Elk Creek, MO, Herbert Dickard, III and his wife, Rose, from Houston, MO, Candy Dickard Meadows and her husband, Stephen, and her children, Michelle Meadows and Nichole Meadows from Issaquah, WA; her cousins, Edna Perrir from Ponchatoula, LA, and Dr. Fred Church and his wife, Kathy, and children, Daniel Lloyd and Katherine Bry from Little Rock, AR. The family appreciates the love and kindnesses shown by her family, friends, physicians, and caregivers. To know Sue was to love her. She will be remembered for her sunny disposition and sadly missed by her many friends and neighbors. Pallbearers are Sibley Logan Ward, III, Fred Huenefeld, Jr., Herschel A. Gentry, Jr., Chet Harrod, W. L. Moore, Jr., Francis Genusa, Nelson Abell, Ben Tarver, and Dr. Fred Church. Visitation will be held Tuesday from noon until services at St. Matthew Catholic Church. The family requests donations be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church, 121 Jackson St., Monroe, LA 71201, the Ouachita Parish Public Library, 1800 Stubbs Ave., Monroe, LA 71201, and the American Cancer Society, 1761 North 19th St., Monroe, LA 71201. Share a bouquet of flowers with those in nursing homes or homebound in Sue's memory. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Luretta Abron, 76
Luretta Abron of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sept. 15. Services are noon Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, Alto.

Ira W. Fallin, 91
Ira W. Fallin of West Monroe, a retired shipping foreman, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Longstraw Cemetery, Choudrant.

Sarah Rebecca 'Reba' Jenkins, 93
RUSTON — Sarah Rebecca "Reba" Andrews Jenkins, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, Vienna. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hilly Community, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Edna T. Lowell, 88
Edna A. Taylor Lowell of West Monroe, formerly of Downsville, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is noon today until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery, Point.

Jimmy Martin Sr., 76
KELLY — Jimmy L. Martin Sr., a retired technician with Bell South and a former Caldwell Parish Police juror, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle, Grayson. Burial will be in Little Star Cemetery, east of Kelly, under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Bobbie McClain, 86
Bobbie McClain of Monroe, a retired truck driver, died Saturday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

William H. McCoy, 72
William Howard McCoy of Monroe, a butcher, died Saturday. Services are 7 p.m. Friday at St. John Divine Baptist Church, Monroe. Wake services are 6 p.m. Friday until service time at the church. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Sammy Joe Ross, 61
Sammy Joe Ross, of Monroe, a custodian, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Mamie H. Savoy, 101
VIDALIA — Mamie H. Savoy died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Charles D. Shivers, 72
JONESVILLE — Charles David Shivers, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Dorothy Stewart Smith, 76
EROS — Dorothy Stewart Smith, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
DeRamus, Gladys Marie Self: Noon today, Pitkin Pentecostal Church, Pitkin.
Elliott Sr., Jerry: 10 a.m. Thursday, Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Green, Virginia: 1 p.m. Saturday, King Solomon Cemetery, Lake Providence.
Humphries, Richard: 1 p.m. today, at Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Jones Jr., Charles: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Providence High School, Lake Providence.
McLemore, Cloyse 'Pat': 10 a.m. today, Litroe Baptist Church, Litroe.
Williams, Bryan L.: 2 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Wright, John A.: 10 a.m. today, Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston.


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

BETTY JO SHEPPARD PONS Southern Memorial Funeral Home Montgomery, AL Betty Jo Sheppard Pons, 79, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died September 18 at home after a brief illness. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 22 at 11:00 AM at St. John's Episcopal Church. She was the daughter of Willis Sheppard and Etta Stripling. A native of Marion, LA, she graduated with a BA in drama from Louisiana Polytechnical Institute. She married the Rev. Albert Pons in 1950 and during their marriage had four children. She worked as an elementary school teacher, college counselor, and organizer for the March of Dimes. She earned her master's degree from Southwest Oklahoma State University. She dedicated her time to many progressive causes, including civil rights, peace, and community development. She was active in the Episcopal Church and the Democratic Party. Throughout her life she stayed involved and supportive of her four children and their families: daughter Stuart and her husband Kent Huff, son Michael and his wife Sharon, daughter Mary, and son Anthony and his wife Laura; five grandchildren, Lena Pons and her husband Ben Busby, Skyler Pons, Sarah Huff, Mia Pons and JT Pons, two brothers, Bill and Joe Sheppard, her aunt/sister Ellen Wilhite, and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund or the Democratic Party.

BRENDA SUE GOZA (B.B.) Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Brenda Sue Goza (B.B.) 60, of West Monroe, will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Rev. Barry Blanton will officiate, interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Calhoun, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. B.B. was born September 4, 1948 and passed away on Saturday September 20, 2008, in Monroe. B.B. was preceded in death by her father Roma Kenneth Goza and step-father Virgil Cloyd. Survivors include two daughters Jayla Turlington and husband, Robert, Dana Deloach, mother, Lorea Cloyd, four grandchildren Niki Ruiz, Tristan Turlington, Kane Turlington and Tracy Deloach, sister, Vicky Dickerson and her son Kenny, brothers, Mark Goza, Jay Cloyd and wife Fran, and their children, Ashleigh, Katie, Alli, brother Randall Cloyd and wife Pam, and their children Kelly and Kyle. Pallbearers will be Charlie Owens, Randy McGee, Mike Thompson, Lamar Taylor, Reggie Crawford, Randy Haley and Joel Thompson. Visitation will be Monday, September 22, 2008 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MR. BOBBIE R. MCCLAIN Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services will be held for Mr. Bobbie R. McClain, 86, of Monroe, LA at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Monroe Memorial Park under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Bobbie was born January 03, 1922 in Calhoun, LA and passed away on September 20, 2008 in Monroe, LA. He was preceded in death by his wife; Helen McClain, his father; Daniel James McClain, mother; Eula Watson McClain, brothers; James L. McClain, Leland L. "Pete" McClain, sister; Glory Fay Rowan. Survivors include his nieces; Janis Benoit and husband Charles of West Monroe, Cynde Dubois and husband Steve, nephew; Lloyd Ray McClain of Florida, great nephews; David McClain of Tenn., James McClain of Ruston, great niece; Joyce Lee of West Monroe. Visitation on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MR. HARVEY TODD PLATT Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Mr. Harvey Todd Platt, affectionally known as,"Flip Top Pop", 70, will be at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at Amity Cemetery on Highway 133 in Hebert, LA with Charles Laurent officiating, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mr. Platt was born September 13, 1938 in Winnsboro, La. and passed away on September 20, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. He served his country as a tail gunner in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in the Chanute Air Force base in Illinois. He is preceded in death by his son; Daryl Wesley Platt, infant grandson; Lil Slugger, parents; Oliver and Viola Smith Platt, sisters, Nita Ellis, Myrtle Swillie, Dorothy Morris, Lois Wollenson and Gladys Platt. Survivors include his wife; Marty Platt, daughter; Dawn Meeks and husband Kevin, sons; Damon Platt and wife Candida, David, Daniel, Douglas, Derrick and Donovan Platt, grandchildren; Patsy, Summer, Jonathan, Cheyenne, Shawn, Brandy, Christy, Anna, Kayla, Damon Jr., Renne, Donavan Jr., great grandchildren; Brendon, Stormie, Evan., brother; O.D. "Buck" Platt and wife Ellen, sister; Mildred Ganey. Also survived by a tremendous amount of other family members. Pallbearers will be Mr. Platt sons. Special thanks to Kay Skains and Cornerstone Hospital. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 23, 2008 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MRS. LOVIE DUMAS MASHBURN Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe, LA Funeral service for Mrs. Lovie Dumas Mashburn, 86 of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday September 23, 2008 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe. Interment to follow at Shady Grove Cemetery near Farmerville. Dr. Alan Miller will be officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe. Mrs. Mashburn was born October 3, 1921 in Farmerville, LA and died September 19, 2008 in Monroe. Mrs. Mashburn served her country proudly by working on United States Aircraft during World War II. She also retired from New York Life Insurance Company after 35 years of service. Mrs. Mashburn was a longtime resident of Marietta, GA and moved to Monroe in 2003, after her husband passed away. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clete and Ruth Rogers Dumas; brother, Travis Dumas; sisters, Doris Dumas and Esther Lindow; nephew, William Dumas; and her husband William Mashburn and her first husband Paul Montgomery. Survivors include her sister, Carrie Hortman and husband Benny; brother, Elvin Dumas and wife Maria; nieces and nephews, Elvin Dumas Jr., Chris Surez, Sandy Kelly, Brenda Lindow Bruce, Gerald Dumas, Bobbie Knight, Donna Mills, Ricky Hortman and Marvyn Hortman; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe. Online condolences may be made to www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

OPAL LAURA MONK AVERY Edmonds Funeral Home Jonesboro, LA Mrs. Opal Laura Monk Avery entered into rest Sept. 19, 2008 after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Monday at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with burial to follow at Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Cemetery. Elder Paul Cayce and Brother Russell Rhodes will officiate the service. Visitation was from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday. She leaves behind four daughters; Carolyn Rhodes and husband Keith of Chatham, Eleanor Fitzpatrick and husband Jim of Jonesboro, Sarah Blackmon of Monticello, AR, and Myra Stewart and husband Joe of Ruston; one brother Elder Reuben Monk and wife Margaret of Shreveport and a brother-in-law Dudley Phipps of Wellington, TX, also survive; Twelve beloved grandchildren, Darrell Avery and wife Donna of Jonesboro, David Avery and wife Trissie of Bernice, Allison Gault and husband Tim of West Monroe, Russell Rhodes and wife Sandra of Chatham, Mark Fitzpatrick and wife Anne of Geneva, Switzerland, Shawn Fitzpatrick and wife Christina of Gardnier, KS, Glenn Blackmon and wife Susan of Olympia, WA, Bryan Blackmon and wife Nancy of Woodstock, GA, Douglas Blackmon and wife Michelle of Atlanta, GA, Michelle Robison and husband Randy of Jonesboro, Jaynece Shows and husband Jerry of Bastrop, Gayla Antley of Ruston and 25 great-grandchildren are left to remember Grandmother. Many nieces and nephews, a host of friends and extended family those many lives she touched are also left. Preceding her in death were her husband of nearly 70 years, Durward R. Avery; son Dr. Durward R. Avery Jr. , and three brothers and two sisters. The family is so grateful to the special angels who made her life better after her health began to fail: Mary Kelly, Paula Desidere, Gayla Antley and Landon Antley took such special care of her. We are also grateful to the staff at Jackson Parish Hospital for all they did in those last few days. Born June 3, 1913, in Abbott AR., her time here was just over 95 years. Her life was one of service to her church, her family and her community. She was a member of Zion Rest Primitive Baptist Church for 74 years, serving as Church Clerk for 53 years and honorary clerk after her health prevented her from serving. She was always ready and willing to help with school activities ( sports events, club events, whatever came up) with her children and grandchildren. She was a member and past president of the local Home Demonstation Club, as well. Some of the greatest joys of her life were making their home a very special place for the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and all their friends. And though the cares of life came her way, she could always see the bright side. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Darrell Avery, David Avery, Tim Gault, Glenn Blackmon, Bryan Blackmon, Douglas Blackmon, Shawn Fitzpatrick and Jerry Shows. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Zion Rest Church and the great-grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro. Obit may also be seen at www.edmondsfuneralhome. com.

ROBERT "SCOTT" PARNELL Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home Ruston, LA. Funeral services for Mr. Robert "Scott" Parnell, age 46 of Ruston, will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Owens Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Maurice Seneca and Bro. Ben Pitts officiating. Burial will follow at Pines Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Parnell was born August 24, 1962 in Ruston. He died September 20, 2008 at his home in Ruston following a lengthy illness. Scott had worked in finance in Shreveport, Monroe and Jackson. Most recently he worked at East Jefferson Medical Center in Metairie. He is preceded in death by his mother, Judy Parnell, his grandmothers, Olivette Fortenberry and Ruth Goodgoin. Scott is survived by his wife of 20 years: Amy Kilpatrick Parnell of Ruston, his son: Zach Parnell and wife Natalie of Shreveport, his father: Billy Jack Parnell of Ruston, his sister: Deborah Wisterman and husband Jesse of Choudrant and brother in law: John Kilpatrick of Arcadia. He is also survived by 3 nieces, 2 nephews, 2 great nieces and extended family. Pallbearers will be Jesse Wisterman, Johnnie Kilpatrick, Brad Coats, Chad Webb, Kenny Goulart and Ricky Goulart. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Amedisis Home Health, Agape Hospice and to his special women caregivers. Visitation will be held at Owens Memorial Chapel Monday evening, September 22, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorial funeralhome.com.

Luretta Abron, 76
Luretta Abron of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sept. 15. Services are noon Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, Alto.

Ira W. Fallin, 91
Ira W. Fallin of West Monroe, a retired shipping foreman, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Longstraw Cemetery, Choudrant.

Sarah Rebecca 'Reba' Jenkins, 93
RUSTON — Sarah Rebecca "Reba" Andrews Jenkins, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, Vienna. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hilly Community, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Edna T. Lowell, 88
Edna A. Taylor Lowell of West Monroe, formerly of Downsville, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is noon today until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery, Point.

Jimmy Martin Sr., 76
KELLY — Jimmy L. Martin Sr., a retired technician with Bell South and a former Caldwell Parish Police juror, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle, Grayson. Burial will be in Little Star Cemetery, east of Kelly, under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Bobbie McClain, 86
Bobbie McClain of Monroe, a retired truck driver, died Saturday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

William H. McCoy, 72
William Howard McCoy of Monroe, a butcher, died Saturday. Services are 7 p.m. Friday at St. John Divine Baptist Church, Monroe. Wake services are 6 p.m. Friday until service time at the church. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Sammy Joe Ross, 61
Sammy Joe Ross, of Monroe, a custodian, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Mamie H. Savoy, 101
VIDALIA — Mamie H. Savoy died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Charles D. Shivers, 72
JONESVILLE — Charles David Shivers, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Dorothy Stewart Smith, 76
EROS — Dorothy Stewart Smith, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
DeRamus, Gladys Marie Self: Noon today, Pitkin Pentecostal Church, Pitkin.
Elliott Sr., Jerry: 10 a.m. Thursday, Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Green, Virginia: 1 p.m. Saturday, King Solomon Cemetery, Lake Providence.
Humphries, Richard: 1 p.m. today, at Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Jones Jr., Charles: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Providence High School, Lake Providence.
McLemore, Cloyse 'Pat': 10 a.m. today, Litroe Baptist Church, Litroe.
Williams, Bryan L.: 2 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Wright, John A.: 10 a.m. today, Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston.


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

DR. JOHN A. WRIGHT Owens Memorial Chapel Ruston, LA. Funeral services for Dr. John A. Wright, 84 of Ruston will be held 10:00AM Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating will be Dr. Edwin Davis. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Dr. Wright died Saturday, September 20, 2008 in Ruston. Dr. Wright was retired from Louisiana Tech University where he had served as Associate Dean of Life Sciences. Dr. Wright had served as president of the LA Tech University Club from 1975-1976, was a member of The Lincoln Garden Council, a member of The La Tech Horticulture Society and a member of The Church of Christ. Dr. Wright was a WW II Army veteran. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet B. Wright of Ruston: Sons, Dr. Andy Wright and wife Shelia of Springfield, Mo; Alan Wright of Arcadia: Grandchildren, Megan Hairston and husband Scott; Erica Brown and husband Earl and Gretchen Wright: Great Grandchildren, Earl William Brown V and Quaid Hairston: Niece, Barbara Misenhier and husband Don of Lawrenceburg, TN. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hal B. Baker, Jesse Moore and Abbie Coleman. Pallbearers will be Chris Cole, Van Grafton, Scott Easley, Brody Telford, Ray Mathews and Doug Croft. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, September 23, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

GEROGE A. WOLLCOTT Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home Conroe, TX George A. Wolcott, 86, of The Woodlands, formerly of Houston and Tomball, passed away September 20, 2008 in The Woodlands, TX. He was born September 27, 1921 in Slidell, LA to Charles "Chauncey" and Augusta "Gussie" Wolcott. He was the oldest of 4 brothers and 3 sisters. George is preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy Wolcott. He is survived by his daughters, Avon Wolcott Taylor and husband Orville and Georgann Wolcott; brothers, Behanke Wolcott and Mack Wolcott; sisters, Margaret Elander and Launa Smith; grandchildren, Todd Taylor, Danielle Thomas, Sean Taylor, George Douglas Clement and Ryan Taylor; nine great grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. George was a POW during World War II. He was Parts Manager for McCain Richards Ford Dealership and part owner of Mid-South Oil Supply Company both in Monroe, LA. George was also the owner of the Ditch Witch dealership in Baton Rouge, LA and then in Houston from the early 1970s through 1984. He was on the Board of Directors at Sunbelt Bank until it was acquired by Wells Fargo. He was an avid rancher in east Texas. Funeral Services are set for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Chapel with a reception to follow at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, September 25, 2008 in Oakwood Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX. To leave a tribute in memory of George, please visit www.mem.com.

JIMMY L. MARTIN, SR. Riser Funeral Home Columbia, LA Services for Jimmy L. Martin, Sr. of Kelly will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Grayson with Rev. Sherman Jones, Rev. C. R. Martin and Rev. Jack McKeithen officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Star Cemetery east of Kelly. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. at the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle, Hwy 165, Grayson. Mr. Martin was born in Kelly on November 13, 1931 to the union of Clarence and Velma Grant Martin and died Monday, September 22, 2008 at the St. Francis North Hospital in Monroe following a lengthy illness. He was a retired technician with Bell South having worked for 35 years. He served as a Caldwell Parish Police Juror for 10 years and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the Air Force. Survivors include his wife of 53 years: Mary Ann Grant Martin of Kelly, his sons: Lamar Martin of Kelly and C.R. Martin and his wife: Stephanie of Columbia, his grand children: Justin Martin of Ruston and Jamie Martin Knox and her husband: Matt of Columbia, his great-grandchildren: BreAnna Knox and Macy Knox, his brothers: Clarence Martin, Jr. of Texas and H.L."Buddy" Martin of Shreveport and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Wren Crockett, Greg Bassett, Floyd Williams, Bubba Schooler, Marty Hart and James Morris Martin. Honorary are Bill Smith, M.D. Null, Nathan Roark, Tommy Buffington and Benjamin Bratton. Online condolences may be sent to www.riserfuneralhomes. com.

LUNETTE BOYD KENDRICK 10/16/1933 - 9/23/2007 In memory of Lunette Boyd Kendrick, love your sister, Marilyn Boyd Audirsch

MR. HARVEY TODD PLATT Kilpatrick Funeral Home Funeral, West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Harvey Todd Platt, affectionally known as,"Flip Top Pop", 70, will be at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at Amity Cemetery on Highway 133 in Hebert, La. with Rev. Charles Laurent officiating, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Mr. Platt was born September 13, 1938 in Winnsboro, La. and passed away on September 20, 2008. He served his country as a tail gunner in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in the Chanute Air Force base in Illinois. He is preceded in death by his son, Daryl Wesley Platt; infant grandson, Lil Slugger; parents, Oliver and Viola Smith Platt; sisters, Nita Ellis, Myrtis Swillie, Dorothy Morris, Lois Wollenson and Gladys Platt; and brothers, Charlie, Chester, Marvin, and James Platt. Survivors include his wife, Marty Platt; daughter, Dawn Meeks and husband Kevin; sons, Damon Platt and wife Candida, and David, Daniel, Douglas, Derrick and Donovan Platt; grandchildren, Patsy, Summer, Jonathan, Cheyenne, Shawn, Brandy, Christy, Anna, Kayla, Damon Jr., Renne, and Donovan Jr.; great grandchildren, Brendan, Stormie, and Evan; and brother, O.D. "Buck" Platt and wife Ellen; sister, Mildred Ganey; sister-in-law, Thelma Platt; brother-in-law, Pete Swillie; and a tremendous amount of other family members. Sons wish to serve as pallbearers. Special thanks to Kay Skains and Cornerstone Hospital. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 23, 2008 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MR. IRA W. FALLIN Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Ira W. Fallin, 91 of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Elder W. C. Hatten, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at Longstraw Cemetery Choudrant, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mr. Fallin was born September 1, 1917 in Choudrant, LA and passed away September 21, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. He was a member of West Monroe Primitive Baptist Church and also served as an elder. Mr. Fallin was preceded in death by his wife Sadie Fallin, mother, Mattie Easterling Fallin, father and step-mother, Randell and Palma Fallin, and a daughter, Linda Coburn. Mr. Fallin is survived by 2 sons; Charles Fallin and Randell Fallin; sister, Irene Taylor and husband Roy; 8 grandchildren; John Fallin and wife Amanda, Charles Lynn Fallin, Genita Dove and husband Shane, Sarah Woody and husband Paul, Dr. Lance Fallin and wife Dr. Shelly Fallin, Robyn Alleman and husband Mark, Sandra Patterson and husband Rusty and Kevin Miller; 10 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mike Lemoine, Vernon Patterson, Huey Massey, Bill Stover, Dr. Lance Fallin and Rusty Patterson. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Taylor and Dr. Daniel Hutton. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

Luretta Abron, 76
Luretta Abron of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sept. 15. Services are noon Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, Alto.

Ira W. Fallin, 91
Ira W. Fallin of West Monroe, a retired shipping foreman, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Longstraw Cemetery, Choudrant.

Sarah Rebecca 'Reba' Jenkins, 93
RUSTON — Sarah Rebecca "Reba" Andrews Jenkins, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, Vienna. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hilly Community, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Edna T. Lowell, 88
Edna A. Taylor Lowell of West Monroe, formerly of Downsville, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is noon today until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery, Point.

Jimmy Martin Sr., 76
KELLY — Jimmy L. Martin Sr., a retired technician with Bell South and a former Caldwell Parish Police juror, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle, Grayson. Burial will be in Little Star Cemetery, east of Kelly, under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Bobbie McClain, 86
Bobbie McClain of Monroe, a retired truck driver, died Saturday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

William H. McCoy, 72
William Howard McCoy of Monroe, a butcher, died Saturday. Services are 7 p.m. Friday at St. John Divine Baptist Church, Monroe. Wake services are 6 p.m. Friday until service time at the church. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Sammy Joe Ross, 61
Sammy Joe Ross, of Monroe, a custodian, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Mamie H. Savoy, 101
VIDALIA — Mamie H. Savoy died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Charles D. Shivers, 72
JONESVILLE — Charles David Shivers, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Dorothy Stewart Smith, 76
EROS — Dorothy Stewart Smith, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
DeRamus, Gladys Marie Self: Noon today, Pitkin Pentecostal Church, Pitkin.
Elliott Sr., Jerry: 10 a.m. Thursday, Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Green, Virginia: 1 p.m. Saturday, King Solomon Cemetery, Lake Providence.
Humphries, Richard: 1 p.m. today, at Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Jones Jr., Charles: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Providence High School, Lake Providence.
McLemore, Cloyse 'Pat': 10 a.m. today, Litroe Baptist Church, Litroe.
Williams, Bryan L.: 2 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Wright, John A.: 10 a.m. today, Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston.


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

ARLENE BRYAN Golden Funeral Home Bastrop, LA Memorial services for Arlene Bryan, age 67 and a resident of Monroe, LA, are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, September 28, 2008 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home, Bastrop, LA. Mrs. Bryan was born February 14, 1941 in Jones, LA, to Ray and May McDowell and passed away September 21, 2008 in Madison, MS. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Bryan; sisters, Ella May Eubanks and Mildred Patterson; and brother, Thomas Ray McDowell. Survivors include three sons, Pat Bryan and wife Cindy of Collinston, LA, Kevin "Bubba" Bryan and wife Karen of Swartz, LA, Brady Bryan of Ruston, LA; one daughter, Angie Dean and husband Don of Madison, MS; and six grandchildren, BJ Bryan, Allison Bryan, Andrew Dean, Tina Cheek, Mandy Lynn, and Holley Watts. Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, P.O. Box 1228, Ridgeland, MS 39157-1228, or to the American Cancer Society.

EDNA T. LOWELL FARRAR FUNERAL HOME Farmerville, LA. Funeral services for Edna Ardella Taylor Lowell, 88, of West Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Farrar Funeral Home with Rev. David Barkley officiating. Burial will be at Mars Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mrs. Lowell, a homemaker, passed from this life into a life eternal on September 23, 2008. She was born in Union Parish at Downsville, LA on January 9, 1920. She is preceded in death by her father, James H. Taylor; mother, Maude Taylor Bridges and brothers, Eugene Taylor, James E. Taylor, Woody B. Taylor, Walter M. Taylor and Charlie Taylor. Survivors include her sister, Lettie T. Roberts of Downsville and a host of nieces & nephews. Pallbearers are Bruce Roberts, John Roberts, Jimmy Taylor, C. C. Bayles, Jr., Richard Bridges and Harley Albritton. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until service time at Farrar Funeral Home. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com.

GEORGE M. GOWAN Owens Memorail Chapel Funeral Home Ruston, LA A graveside service for Mr. George M. Gowan, age 88 of Epps, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, September 26, 2008 at Delhi Masonic Cemetery in Delhi. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Gowan was a lifelong farmer and cattleman in Epps. He is survived by a sister Ruth O' Neal of Delhi; two daughters Sandra Skelton of Jackson, MS and Jan Wade of Arcadia; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren as well as the mother of his children Maxine Dumas of Oak Grove. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the North Louisiana War Veteran's Home in Monroe for the excellent care and compassion they have shown over the years. To leave an on-line memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorial funeralhome.com

JAMES W. MCMORRIS Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. James W. McMorris, 81, of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Lakeshore Baptist Church with Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mr. McMorris passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was a deacon and charter member of Lakeshore Baptist Church, and a U. S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was a brick mason and carpenter working in Monroe for many years. Mr. McMorris was in masonry contracting business with his brother until 1988 and then he worked with Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing until his retirement in 1991. Master carpenter and wood worker, he was happiest in his shop crafting something for his friends and family. He loved teaching Sunday school. Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Lena McMorris; two sons, Gary McMorris and wife Pat of Farmerville, LA, and Mike McMorris and wife Rhonda of Monroe, LA; one daughter, Debbie Pier of Shreveport, LA; five grandchildren, Shane and wife Lana, Mandy and husband Chuck, Jeremy and wife Tracy, Heath, and Devin; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Brett, and Ella Kate; brothers, Lee Wayne, Paul, and Larry McMorris. Pallbearers will be Bill Olin, Keith Evan, Tom Cathey, Buddy Cork, Gene Ford, Scotty Barnes, and Glen Bennett. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

JASON RYAN HARVEY 9/24/1973 - 8/20/2001 Nothing loved is ever lost, and he was loved so much.

JERRY ELLIOTT, SR. FARRAR FUNERAL HOME Farmerville, LA Funeral services for Jerry Elliott, Sr., age 66, of Bernice will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Farrar Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Canterberry officiating. Burial will be at Sardis Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mr. Elliott, a retired welder with Willamette, died Monday, September 22, 2008. He is preceded in death by his parents, T. W. & Kathleen Elliott; 1 brother, Jeff C. Elliott and 1 brother-in-law, Jerry Jones. Survivors include wife: Mary Jo Elliott; 1 son: Jerry Edward Elliott, Jr. & wife, Donna; 1 daughter: Cynthia Snyder & husband, Richard; 1 sister: Shirley Jones; 4 grandchildren: Richard Snyder & wife, Leigh, Jennifer Snyder, Stephen Snyder and Danielle Elliott; 4 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts & uncles. Pallbearers are Randy Smith, Ron Harrison, Penn Bankston, Richard Snyder, Stephen Snyder and Willie Sims. Honorary pallbearers are Wesley Sims and Wendall Sims. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 7:00 PMWednesday at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com.

LENA MAE BOYD Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral service for Mrs. Lena Mae Boyd, 82, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, September 25, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with Rev. Sebastian Kallarackal officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Boyd passed away on September 22, 2008 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Monroe. Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Boyd; son, Thomas Henry Boyd, and brother, Vincent Charles Giovingo. Survivors include her two sons, John Boyd and wife Beverly and Robert B. Boyd, Jr. and Debbie Marsala both of West Monroe, LA; brother, Louis Giovingo of Monroe, LA; two granddaughters, Pamela Boyd; and Becky Haughton of Vidalia, LA; and great grandson, Thomas Henry Boyd. Pallbearers will be Vince Giovingo, Tommy Giovingo, Andre Pridgett, Danny Lenard, Donald Armstrong, and Barney Harris. Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 8:00PM Wednesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Online Condolences/Registry: wwwmulhearnfuneral home.com

MILDRED MILLS YOUNSE Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mildred Mills Younse, 87, of West Monroe will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday September 25, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Michi Head officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens in West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Younse died September 21, 2008 at the Landmark Nursing Home in West Monroe. Mrs. Younse was a native of Calhoun, LA. She was an alumnus of Northeast Junior College and worked for the law firm of Hudson, Potts and Bernstein for many years. Mrs. Younse was a member of the Glenwood Hospital Women's Auxiliary serving several years as recording secretary. She was a member of McGuire United Methodist and a member of the Mary Martha Circle at the church. Mrs. Younse loved playing Bridge and traveling. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ethel Mills, husband, Thomas A. Younse, sisters, Ruth Beadle, Adele Hewitt, Madie Brimberry, Audrey Roberts and brother, Claude Mills. Survivors include her children, Tommy Younse, Jr., Susan (David) Brown both of West Monroe, Brenda Stelly of Sulphur, LA.; grandchildren, Stacey (Doug) Cook, Ty (Leslie) Younse, Jay (Chrissy) Stelly, Brian (Amanda) Younse; great grandchildren, Thomas Younse, Dillon Carroll, Parker Younse, Cody Younse, Taggert, Greyson and Jay Michael Stelly, sister Doris Schroeder. Pallbearers will be Steve Hotard, James Cooke, Claude Pratt, Donnie Cummings and Joe Waters Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday September 24, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Memorials may be made to the McGuire United Methodist Church in West Monroe. The family of Mrs. Younse would like to give a special thank you to the Staff and Administration at Landmark Nursing Center, to Hospice Care of Louisiana, to Hospice Family Alliance, and also to a very special friend of the family, Mrs. Brenda Reagan, for her time and devotion over the years. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

ROBERT LEWIS PATTERSON Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Robert Lewis Patterson, 59, of Monroe, will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, September 25, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Ray Owens and Rev. John Yates officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hwy 80, Monroe, LA. Robert was born January 3, 1949 and passed away on the morning of September 22, 2008 in Lafourche Parish. Robert was a 1967 graduate of Neville High School and attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS prior to joining the United States Air Force in February, 1968. He served a three-year hitch in the service prior to returning for a one-year term in Vietnam. He was discharged in February, 1972. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Fred Patterson of Columbia, LA. Survivors include his wife of thirty-six years, Marie Patterson; two daughters, Robin Edgeworth and Ronda Kinison and husband Ray; four sons, Raymond Patterson, Rodney Patterson, Eddie Ray Sonnier and wife Lesli, and Robert Patterson II and wife Brooke. Paw-Paw had twelve grandchildren, Ashley and Hunter Edgeworth, Brittany Patterson, Robert Patterson III, Matthew Trichel, Raymond Patterson II, Jessica Patterson, Robbie Patterson, Melissa Patterson, Daniel Maylum, T J Sonnier, and Paul David Sonnier. He is also survived by his mother, Ruby Patterson; two brothers, and two sisters. Pallbearers will be Ashley Edgeworth, Rusty Patterson, David Patterson, Jimmy Barnes, Joe Danna, L. D. Smith, Kenny Hernandez, and Jimmy Holyfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Fowler, Justin Fortenberry, Wayland Durr, Andre St. Pierre, and Tyler Fowler. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 24, 2008, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3100 Samford Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71103. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Luretta Abron, 76
Luretta Abron of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sept. 15. Services are noon Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, Alto.

Ira W. Fallin, 91
Ira W. Fallin of West Monroe, a retired shipping foreman, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Longstraw Cemetery, Choudrant.

Sarah Rebecca 'Reba' Jenkins, 93
RUSTON — Sarah Rebecca "Reba" Andrews Jenkins, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, Vienna. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hilly Community, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Edna T. Lowell, 88
Edna A. Taylor Lowell of West Monroe, formerly of Downsville, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is noon today until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery, Point.

Jimmy Martin Sr., 76
KELLY — Jimmy L. Martin Sr., a retired technician with Bell South and a former Caldwell Parish Police juror, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle, Grayson. Burial will be in Little Star Cemetery, east of Kelly, under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Bobbie McClain, 86
Bobbie McClain of Monroe, a retired truck driver, died Saturday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe.

William H. McCoy, 72
William Howard McCoy of Monroe, a butcher, died Saturday. Services are 7 p.m. Friday at St. John Divine Baptist Church, Monroe. Wake services are 6 p.m. Friday until service time at the church. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Sammy Joe Ross, 61
Sammy Joe Ross, of Monroe, a custodian, died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Hester Central State Funeral Home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Mamie H. Savoy, 101
VIDALIA — Mamie H. Savoy died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Charles D. Shivers, 72
JONESVILLE — Charles David Shivers, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Dorothy Stewart Smith, 76
EROS — Dorothy Stewart Smith, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
DeRamus, Gladys Marie Self: Noon today, Pitkin Pentecostal Church, Pitkin.
Elliott Sr., Jerry: 10 a.m. Thursday, Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Humphries, Richard: 1 p.m. today, at Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.
Jones Jr., Charles: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Providence High School, Lake Providence.
McLemore, Cloyse 'Pat': 10 a.m. today, Litroe Baptist Church, Litroe.
Williams, Bryan L.: 2 p.m. today, Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Wright, John A.: 10 a.m. today, Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston.


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

BENNIE M. ROBERSON Cox Funeral Home Delhi, LA A celebration of the life of Bennie M. Roberson, 73, of Delhi will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 26, 2008 at the Epps United Methodist Church with Rev. Klay Harrison and Rev. Howard Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Epps Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Delhi. Visitation will be held from 6 P.M. - 9 P.M. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home and Friday at Epps United Methodist Church from noon until time of service. Mr. Roberson died Wednesday at the Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi following a brief illness. He was retired from Deltic Farm and Timber Co., a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Co., where he served as farm manager for over 40 years and was a prominent rancher and businessman in the Epps area. He was a dedicated member of the Epps United Methodist Church where he served as a Lay Leader. He was a past Board Member of the Northeast LA Rice Growers Assn. and a member of the Richland Cattleman's Assn. Since his retirement "Mr. Bennie" enjoyed working with his yard, flowers and garden from which he took pleasure in sharing his bountiful harvest with neighbors, family and friends and stayed constantly busy checking on his cows whom he affectionately called "his girls". Bennie is preceded in death by his parents, Lee Gene Roberson and Irene Moore Roberson and three brothers, Robert Lee, Stanley Norman and Marvin Lee Roberson. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Georgie Lee Roberson of Delhi; one son, Bennie Wayne Roberson and wife Carolyn of Winnsboro; one daughter, Donna Burgess and husband Jeffrey of Haughton; one sister, Barbara Jean Harrell of Delhi and by five grandchildren who were the light and joy of his life, Kristi, Mindi and Adam Roberson and Chad and Scott Burgess. Pallbearers will be Lee Harrell, Ken Harrell, Norman Roberson, Jeremy Roberts, Jamie Roberts and Jimmy Simms. Honorary pallbearers will be Bernard C. Duchesne Sr., Van Klett, Harvey Patton III, Milton Webster, Melvin Harvey, Jesse Roberts III, Jason Roberts, Donnie Dennis, Tim Herrington, Theodis Thompson, Robert Jones and Thomas C. Smith. Any planned memorials may be made to the Epps United Methodist Church or to the charity of donor's choice. To leave a message of condolence to the family please visit our website at www.coxfuneral.com

CHARLES A. PETRUS CAP 12/1/1931 - 9/25/2007 Loved and missed very much by the Petrus Family.

DEBORAH G. JOHNSON Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA Funeral services for Deborah Gaye (DeeDee) Rogers Johnson, 54, of West Monroe will be held at 3:00 P. M. Friday, September 26, 2008 at Evergreen Baptist Church in Evergreen Community near Farmerville with Bro. Charles Davis officiating. Burial will follow the service at Evergreen Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Visitation for friends and family will be Friday from 1:30 P.M. until service time at Evergreen Baptist Church . Ms. Johnson died September 24, 2008 at Princeton Place Nursing Home in Ruston following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Monroe and later made her home in West Monroe. She was born on January 13, 1954 in Metropolis, Ill. She is preceded in death by her maternal grand parents, Lenard and Ivy Gem Acklin Walker; her paternal grandparents, Sam and Iola Smith Rogers; and nephews, David Russell Pilgreen and Mason Gregory Rogers. She is survived by a daughter, Crystal Thompson Davis and husband Steven; a son, Charles Clint Thompson; parents, C F "Red" and Billie Walker Rogers; grandchildren, Caleb Thompson, Connor Davis, Clara Davis, Joseph Davis, Mary Grace Woods; a sister, Helene Pilgreen and husband Ervin; three brothers, C Ronnie Rogers and wife Debbie, Dennis E Rogers and wife Rose, Gregory A. Rogers and wife Laurie; special step daughters, Marie Borden and Jennifer Brinson; special nephew, Nathaniel Pilgreen and his daughter, Ashley Pilgreen; many nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Debbie was in her yard most of the time since she loved flowers. She was a constant source of help to anyone who needed her. She was generous with her time, money and energy even when she had to go lacking. She was unbelievably comical. She loved children and they loved her because she was not shy in showing them how wonderful they were.. The family wishes to thank Princeton Place Nursing Home and Louisiana Hospice for the care and concern given to both Debbie and her family. Pallbearers will be Ervin Pilgreen, Mike Nolan, Gerald Rugg, Tommy Rogers, Jon Witherington, and Jim Malone. Online condolences may be made at www.southernfuneralhome.com

DOROTHY STEWART SMITH Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral Services for Mrs. Dorothy Stewart Smith, 76, of Eros, LA will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 26, 2008 at Clark Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Leonard Garlington and Bro. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Cities Memorial Gardens in West Monroe, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Smith was born on April 9, 1932 in Ruston, LA and passed away in West Monroe, LA on September 22, 2008. She was a dedicated homemaker who dearly loved taking care of her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Billy M. Smith; her parents, Robert B. Stewart and Evelyn Masters Wade; and her brother, Bobby Stewart. Survivors include her son, Mike Smith and wife Nancy, who she referred to as "my daughter who married my son," of Monroe, LA; daughter, Sharon Williams and husband Kenneth of Eros, LA; son, Scott Smith of West Monroe, LA and daughter, Sarah Clement and husband Stephen of West Monroe, LA; grandchildren, Bill Smith and wife Shannon of Monroe, LA, Jennifer Harris and husband J.P. of Baton Rouge, LA, Steven Smith and wife Kristine of Metairie, LA, Chris Williams and wife Lindsay of Yukon, OK, Benji Williams and wife Hillary of Eros, LA, Spencer Williams of Monroe, LA, Brian Smith and wife Aimee of Lafayette, LA, Amanda Lary and husband Matt of Bossier City, LA, Adam Smith of Houston, TX, Jason Ford and wife Jodi of West Monroe, LA, Elizabeth Clement of West Monroe, LA, Stewart Clement of West Monroe, LA; great grandchildren, Billy Smith, Bailee Smith, Parker Harris, Joshua Harris, Katie Harris, Luke Smith, Liam Smith, Kennedy Williams, Dylan Williams, Kaytlin Williamson, Aden Ford and Trinity Ford, and very special friend, Bobby Murphy. Pallbearers will be Chris Williams, Benji Williams, Jason Ford, Stewart Clement, Brian Smith and Adam Smith. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Clark Springs Baptist Church and from 10:00 A.M. until Service Time. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Major Lee Gay, 51
SEATTLE, Wash. — Major Lee Gay, formerly of Monroe, a laborer, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Joyce A. Graham, 56
TALLULAH — Joyce A. Graham, died Sept. 20. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be in Morning Rest Memorial Park, Tallulah.

Pinkie Green, 89
STRONG, Ark. — Pinkie Green, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill AME Church, Strong. Visitation is 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Virginia Green, 66
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Virginia Green, a bus driver, died Sept. 18. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Providence High School. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in King Solomon Cemetery.

Deborah "DeeDee" Johnson, 54
Deborah Gaye "DeeDee" Johnson of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Evergreen Baptist Church, Bernice. Visitation is 1:30 p.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

William McCoy, 72
William McCoy of Monroe, a butcher, died Saturday. Services are 7 p.m. today at St. John Divine Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6 p.m. today until service time at the church. Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Mary Lee Nelson, 65
Mary Lee Nelson of Monroe, a child care provider and minister, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Joseph Purvis, 72
JONESVILLE — Joseph Purvis, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Charles David Shivers, 72
JONESVILLE — Charles David Shivers, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery.

Dorothy Stewart Smith, 76
EROS — Dorothy Stewart Smith, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Clark Springs Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mary Holloway Smith, 61
VIDALIA — Mary Holloway Smith, died Thursday. Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery, Gilbert.

Wayne Smith, 56
DOWNSVILLE — Wayne Smith, a general mechanic with Riverwood International, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Gracie Darlene Taylor, 74
WINNSBORO — Gracie Darlene Taylor, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Crowville Masonic Cemetery, Crowville. Visitation is 1:30 p.m. today until service time at the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Floyd Walles, 65
ORANGEFIELD, Texas — Floyd Walles, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Sunday at Twin City Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Leslie Williams, 69
Leslie Williams of Monroe, died Sept. 20. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Cornelious, Ora: 1 p.m. Saturday, Epps Church of God in Christ, Epps.
Hickman, Alma: 11 a.m. Saturday, Brannum Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Jones Jr., Charles: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Providence High School, Lake Providence.
Roberson, Bennie M.: 2 p.m. today, Epps United Methodist Church, Epps.
Savoy, Mamie Etta West: 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Vidalia.
Wallace, Vent: 1 p.m. today, Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe


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

AL COURTNEY TORBERT-RETIRED USAF M/SGT. Cox Funeral Home Bastrop, Louisiana Born in Ulysses, Kansas March 5, 1931 and died September 24, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital, Monroe, LA. Funeral services will be held 1 P.M. Saturday September 27, 2008 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop, LA with visitation beginning at 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be at 4 P.M. Saturday at the Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston, LA. Al's friend, Rev. Ramon Warren will officiate. Al lived most of his early years in Ruston, LA, graduating from Ruston High School where his No 31 was usually visible on the Bearcat football field on Friday nights. He loved the sport and all of his 1947-1950 Bearcat team mates. Al and Jackie (Lazarus) were married in Ruston January 27, 1955 and departed for Sacramento, CA. to begin an incredilble life of 53 years together. Al enlisted in the US Air Force in 1951 and proudly served until his retirement in 1971 as a M/Sgt. and Reciprocal Engine Supervisor. He served his country during Operation Redwing nuclear testing at Enewetak Island, and was a Korean War Veteran as well as a Viet Nam veteran. While in the Air Force he was stationed at McClellan AFB and Travis AFB in CA, Connallly AFB in TX, Yokota AFB in Japan and Ramstein AFB in Germany. Retirement in Bastrop brought many hours of square dancing with the Belles and Beaus and many more playing canasta when the group developed bad knees and fragile bones. His delight was camping and fishing at Lake Chicot County Park with all his AR and Bastrop friends. Al's great sense of humor endeared him to everyone and he had many friends that will long remember his smiling face. Preceding Al in death: his parents Paul and Helen Torbert, Sisters; Phyllis Kirkland, Ruthye Futrell, and Paula Robinson, Sister-in-law; Sydney Lazarus Parker, Nephew; Wesley Futrell. Al is survived by his wife Jackie, a son Paul and his children Dean, Anna, Dana, and Lana, two daughters; Melanie Torbert, Allison Torbert Beeler, her husband Michael and their children Alexandra and Ariel. Nephews; Buddy and Bruce Parker, Cal Futrell, and David Robinson, neices; Valinda Parker Sears, Jamie Robinson, Katherine Neale, Julie Taub, Lisa Langley, and Leslie McCallister, and Brothers-in-law Colvin Futrell and Rob Robinson, our extended family, and loving cousins Jimbo and Mary Sue Colvin, Jim and Becky Collins. Serving as pallbearers are: Max Lucas, George Winnon, James Merritt, Billy Sisson, Gale Garrett, and Virgil Williamson. Honorary pallbearers are: Johnny Bond, Jimmy Whittington, Charles Kelly, and Nat Little. The family extends a special thank you to everyone who donated blood in his name. Any planned memorials may be made to: John Andrew Colvin Memorial Scholarship Fund University of Louisiana at Monroe Foundation, 700 University Ave. Monroe, LA 71209. www.coxfuneral.com

DAMIEN LADON HAMILTON 9/26/1983--4/08/2003 IN OUR HEARTS We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And the days before that, too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we'll never part. God has you in His Keeping. We have you in our Heart. Love, Your Family

Happy 25th Birthday, Jason We Miss & Love you. Your family & friends. 9/26/83 - 12/16/07

JOHN HANSFOD RUSSELL Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral Services for Mr. John Hansford Russell, 89, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 27, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA with Rev. Dennis Anger officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, LA. Mr. Russell was born March 17, 1919 and went to be with his Lord and Savior September 25, 2008. He served in the Army in the Southern Pacific in World War II for over 4 1/2 years. He retired from "The Paper Mill" in West Monroe after 36 years of service. His last job title before retirement was mobile equipment operator. At the Woodmill his nicknames were "Scoper" and "Brother-in-Law". Hunting, fishing, gardening and going to church and Sunday School were his favorite things to do. He loved his church family at Cypress Street Church of God. One of his last spoken prayers was "Lord, may I live a life that is pleasing unto you." Mr. Russell is preceded in death by his parents, Hoea O. and Eunie Crowell Russell; sisters, Myrta Reese Boyte, Marie McKnight and brother, Ellery Russell. Survivors include his faithful care giver and wife of 63 years and 9 months, Evelyn Puckett Russell; children, Nancy and Charles Elmore, Johnny and Greta Russell; grandchildren, Charlene and Brian Ragan, Wendy and Joseph "Bill" Chandler; great grandsons, Tyler and Spencer Ragan; sisters, Eloise Simmons, Carolyn Burkett; brother, Reginald Russell and wife Barbara; sister-in-law, Margie Puckett Douglas and many nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be William Ragan, Brain Ragan, Tyler Ragan, Spencer Ragan, Carl Elmore, Craig Elmore, Marvin McConnell, Ken McConnell and Gary Davis. Honorary Pallbearer will be Wayne McKnight. Visitation will be from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday and from 9:00 A.M. until service time on Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Memorials may be made to the Cypress Street Church of God Building Fund or to the Gideon's. A Special Thanks to Connie and Joe Magee for your many acts of kindness and to Landmark Nursing Home and Hospice Care of Louisiana for the special attention shown to our family. As Dottie Rambo and Jimmy Davis have written: I feel the touch of hands so kind and tender, they're leading me in paths that I must trod. I have no fear when Jesus walks beside me for I'm sheltered in the arms of God. Online Registry/Condolences www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MALCUM N. TAYLOR FARRAR FUNERAL HOME Farmerville, LA. Funeral services for Malcum N. Taylor, 71, of Spearsville will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at Antioch Church of Christ in Spearsville with Bros. Tommy Bennett and Billy Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mr. Taylor, a retired machinist, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. He was a long time member of Antioch Church of Christ in Spearsville. He is preceded in death by one grandson, Matt Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Billie Taylor; two sons: Tim Taylor and Don Taylor; two step-sons: Jim Reynolds & wife, Cindy and Pete Reynolds & wife, Glenda; one step-daughter: Linda Vela & husband, Bob; two sisters: Melba Goodwin and Monette Kyle & husband, James; seven grandchildren and nine great grand children. Pallbearers are Leon Taylor, Travis Taylor, Pat Taylor, Everett Thompson, Scott Kyle and Nick Charles. Honorary pallbearers are Bennie D. Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Jack Taylor, Gerald Risinger, Laddie Boone, Kitty Taylor and Max Taylor. Visitation will be 6:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. Friday at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com.

RACHEL BARNES TATUM Winnfield Funeral Home Winnfield,Louisiana Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Barnes Tatum, age 81, of Olla, LA, will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008, at 11:00 A.M. at the Harmonia B. C. in Olla, LA, with Rev. Tommy Hamms officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of the Winnfield Funeral Home of Winnfield,LA. Visitation is Friday from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M at the Harmonia B.C. Mrs. Tatum, a retired LaSalle Parish School Board employee, passed Sunday, September 21, 2008, at her residence in Olla, LA, after an extended illness. Mrs.Tatum was very active in the church and community, always willing to offer assistance. She is fondly remembered for her delicious cakes. Mrs. Tatum was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Tatum, Sr., daughter, Catherine Jackson Vick, her parents, Rev. Phillip Barnes and Hattie Starks Barnes. She was also preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers. Mrs. Tatum is survived by one daughter by daughter, Barbara(Donnie)Monroe,of Columbia, LA; one son, Jeff (Rosie) Tatum, Jr., of Columbia, LA; two granddaughters, Janay Monroe of Olla, LA, and Chelsea Tatum of Monroe, LA; special niece and nephew, Sandra Murphy of Olla, LA, and Melvin Murphy of Stanford,CT. Three foster daughters, Catrina Cauley, of Lake Charles, LA, Vanessa Curtis of Cartersville, GA ,and Jessica Cauley of Ferriday, LA and twelve foster grandchildren. Other survivors include: two brothers, Robert (Irene) Barnes of Olla, LA; Thomas Barnes of Baton Rouge, LA; one God granddaughter, Ebony Smith of Jena, LA, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Major Lee Gay, 51
SEATTLE, Wash. — Major Lee Gay, formerly of Monroe, a laborer, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

Joyce A. Graham, 56
TALLULAH — Joyce A. Graham, died Sept. 20. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home, Tallulah. Burial will be in Morning Rest Memorial Park, Tallulah.

Pinkie Green, 89
STRONG, Ark. — Pinkie Green, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill AME Church, Strong. Visitation is 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Virginia Green, 66
LAKE PROVIDENCE — Virginia Green, a bus driver, died Sept. 18. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Providence High School. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home, Lake Providence. Burial will be in King Solomon Cemetery.

Deborah "DeeDee" Johnson, 54
Deborah Gaye "DeeDee" Johnson of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Wednesday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Evergreen Baptist Church, Bernice. Visitation is 1:30 p.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

William McCoy, 72
William McCoy of Monroe, a butcher, died Saturday. Services are 7 p.m. today at St. John Divine Baptist Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6 p.m. today until service time at the church. Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday in Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Mary Lee Nelson, 65
Mary Lee Nelson of Monroe, a child care provider and minister, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Joseph Purvis, 72
JONESVILLE — Joseph Purvis, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville.

Charles David Shivers, 72
JONESVILLE — Charles David Shivers, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery.

Dorothy Stewart Smith, 76
EROS — Dorothy Stewart Smith, a homemaker, died Monday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Clark Springs Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. today until service time at the church. Burial will be in Twin Cities Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mary Holloway Smith, 61
VIDALIA — Mary Holloway Smith, died Thursday. Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakley Cemetery, Gilbert.

Wayne Smith, 56
DOWNSVILLE — Wayne Smith, a general mechanic with Riverwood International, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Gracie Darlene Taylor, 74
WINNSBORO — Gracie Darlene Taylor, a homemaker, died Tuesday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Crowville Masonic Cemetery, Crowville. Visitation is 1:30 p.m. today until service time at the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Floyd Walles, 65
ORANGEFIELD, Texas — Floyd Walles, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Sunday at Twin City Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Leslie Williams, 69
Leslie Williams of Monroe, died Sept. 20. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Cornelious, Ora: 1 p.m. Saturday, Epps Church of God in Christ, Epps.
Hickman, Alma: 11 a.m. Saturday, Brannum Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Jones Jr., Charles: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lake Providence High School, Lake Providence.
Roberson, Bennie M.: 2 p.m. today, Epps United Methodist Church, Epps.
Savoy, Mamie Etta West: 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Vidalia.
Wallace, Vent: 1 p.m. today, Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe.


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

COLLEEN MAYES VINES Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral service for Colleen Mayes Vines, 84, of West Monroe will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday September 27, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Danny Trichell officiating. A private family burial will follow at Hasley Cemetery. Mrs. Vines was born October 17, 1923 in Columbia, LA and passed away September 25, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. She is preceded in death by her husband, John R. Vines; sister, Dorothy Washer; brother, W.H. Mayes; parents, William Mayes and Jessie Nevada Mayes; and step mother, Ruthie Mayes. Survivors include her beloved son, Jackie Lee Vines; daughter, Johnnie Vines Phillips and husband Greg; granddaughter, Kenda Ducote and husband Darren; great grand daughter, Addison Claire Ducote; and sister, Frances Scarbrough. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until service time on Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to "The Church" building fund, 1945 Garrett Road, Monroe, LA 71203. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

MARIE RAWLS TEMPLE MULHEARN FUNERAL HOME WINNSBORO, LA Services for Mrs. Marie Rawls Temple, age 86, of Ruston, LA will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 27, 2008 in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro with Dr. Ernest Winburn and Rev. Calvin Stapp officiating. Interment will follow in Harris Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Mrs. Temple was a homemaker and member of Magnolia Baptist Church. She loved reading, cross stitching and her grand children. She passed away on September 26, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Temple, parents P.M. and Ethel Rawls, three brothers and one sister. Survivors include daughter Yvonne T. Crain and husband Melvin of Ruston, LA one son Billy Joe Temple and wife Phyllis of Alto, LA four Grandsons Jeff Crain, Greg Crain, Rodney Temple and Randy Temple. Seven grand children and two Great Grandchildren. One sister Wannette Everett of CA, one brother Jesse Rawls of Winnsboro, LA. Pallbearers will be Gerald Walters, Cleon Rawls, Mike Hughes, Stacey Savage, Jeff Crain, and Randy Temple. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon till time of service on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Online condolences may be made at www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

NELDA ANNE STEWART WINDHAM Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral service for Nelda Anne Stewart Windham, 66, of Pineville, LA formerly of West Monroe will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday September 28, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Danny McIlveene officiating. A private family burial will follow at Hasley Cemetery. Ms. Windham was born July 30, 1942 in Monroe, LA and passed away September 25, 2008 in Pineville, LA. She is preceded in death by her father, Maurice Len Stewart and her brother, Charles Milton Stewart. Survivors include her mother, Cloma Roberson Stewart and her sister, Patricia Stewart Screpetis. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WMU at Community Baptist Church, 164 Defreese Road, West Monroe, LA 71291. Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

SAMUEL SLATON Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside service for Mr. Samuel Slaton, 56, of West Monroe will be held at 3:30 PM Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Mrs. Georgia Sanderson officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe. Mr. Slaton passed away on September 25, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center. He was a Computer Aided Draftsman and longtime employee of Mustang Engineering. Sam was a loving husband, father and friend to all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Virginia Slaton; daughter, Jodi Slaton; brother, Jimmy Juneau; and nephew Andy Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Slaton of West Monroe, LA; daughter, Diana "Cissy" Gooden of Monroe, LA; stepsons, Victor Young of Austin, TX; and Spencer Young of Calhoun, LA; sister, Sandra Slaton of West Monroe, LA; A Loving "Poppy" to his grandchildren, Jordan Slaton, Dani Gooden and Austin Butler; step grandchildren, Cameron, "Baby Girl" Alayna, Landry and Carson Young; special cousin who was like a brother, Michael Medaries and wife Deb; two nephews, David Lowrey and Shane Juneau; longtime friends, John Barfoot and Kenny Linn; many other friends and family members. Visitation will be from 1:00 P. M. until 3:00 P.M. Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe with the service following at the cemetery. "If you didn't know Sam you missed out on knowing a Wonderful Person." Online Condolences/Registry: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Mary Bodden, 83
VIDALIA — Mary Bodden, a homemaker, died Thursday. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Miss. Arrangements are under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Vidalia.

Elonza "Lonnie" Brown, 80
OAK GROVE — Elonza Newton "Lonnie" Brown, a boilermaker, died Thursday. Services are 11 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Oak Grove. Visitation is 8 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Ravan Cemetery, Oak Grove.

Estie E. Cash, 64
MARION — Estie E. Cash, retired from CenturyTel, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Linville.

Gasper Lee, 84
RUSTON — Gasper Lee, a truck driver, died Thursday. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ruston. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

Joe Huston Purvis, 72
JONESVILLE — Joe Huston Purvis, a farmer, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Young's Funeral Home, Jonesville. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery.

Randall "Randy" Reid, 57
FARMERVILLE — Randall "Randy" Hudson Reid, a retired manager, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Ronnie Richie, 61
GEORGETOWN — Ronnie Richie, a machine operator, died Thursday. Services are 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Chatham. Burial will be in Chatham Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston.

John Hansford Russell, 89
John Hansford Russell of West Monroe, a retired paper mill mobile equipment operator, died Thursday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Visitation is 9 a.m. today until service time. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun.

Malcum N. Taylor, 71
SPEARSVILLE — Malcum N. Taylor, a self-employed machinist, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Antioch Church of Christ, Spearsville. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Marie Rawls Temple, 86
RUSTON — Marie Rawls Temple, a homemaker, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation is noon until service time. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery.

Barbara Ann Young, 74
Al Courtney Torbert, 77
BASTROP — Al Courtney Torbert, a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, died Wednesday. Services are 1 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. Visitation is 11 a.m. today until service time. Burial is 4 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston.

Barbara Ann Young, 74
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Barbara Ann Young, a piano teacher, died Tuesday. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at The Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy, Mich.

Previously acknowledged
Cornelious, Ora: 1 p.m. today, Epps Church of God in Christ, Epps.
Gay, Major Lee: 2 p.m. today, Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.
Graham, Joyce A.: 1 p.m. today, First Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Tallulah.
Green, Pinkie: 1 p.m. today, Pleasant Hill AME Church, Strong, Ark.
Green, Virginia: 1 p.m. today, Lake Providence High School, Lake Providence.
Hickman, Alma: 11 a.m. today, Brannum Funeral Home, Oak Grove.
Jones Jr., Charles: 11 a.m. today, Lake Providence High School, Lake Providence.
McCoy, William: 10 a.m. today, Richwood Memorial Gardens.
Savoy, Mamie Etta West: 2 p.m. today, United Methodist Church, Vidalia.
Smith, Mary Holloway: 3 p.m. today, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Walles, Floyd: 10 a.m. Sunday, Twin Cities Memorial Gardens.
Williams, Leslie: 11 a.m. today, Smith Funeral Home, Monroe.


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

FLORENCE ELIZABETH GALLAGHER JUSTICE Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Graveside services for Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Gallagher Justice, 96, of West Monroe, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008, in Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 South US Highway 1 in Rockledge, Florida. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. A daughter of the late John and Sophia Melley Gallagher, she was born April 25th, 1912, in Summit Hill, PA and passed away September 26, 2008 in West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Justice held a registered nursing degree from School of Nursing at Kings County Hospital in New York City and was the first in her family to graduate from college. Mrs. Justice married Edmund Justice on July 17, 1941, and accompanied him during his career in the US Army Air Corps and the US Air Force until he retired in 1969. Her favorite assignments included Lajes AFB in the Azores, Elemendorf AFB in Anchorage, AK, and Travis AFB in CA. After retiring, they lived in Washington, DC, Satellite Beach, FL, and Orlando, FL. When Mr. Justice passed away, she moved to Monroe, LA. An avid bowler, she loved to walk the beaches and take care of her gardens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas J. Justice and Charles M. Justice, and by three sisters and eight brothers. Survivors include her son, Edmund Justice and wife, Elsie of Monroe, LA; and goddaughter, Evelyn Alfano and husband, Joseph, of Clearwater, Florida. The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Patient's Choice Hospice who provided her with loving care when she most needed it. In addition, the family is most thankful to the staff of the Arbor and Terrace in West Monroe for all of the care and support they provided but most importantly, for their loving and giving nature. No one could have taken better care of "Pork Chop" than the staff of the Terrace. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

MARY TINSELY ADKINS Rose-Neath Funeral Home Homer, LA Funeral services will be held for Mary Tinsley Adkins, 89, at the First Baptist Church in Homer on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. Officiating will be Dr. James Simeon, pastor of First Baptist Church of Homer. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Homer. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Mrs. Adkins passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at Homer Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Claiborne Parish, she was a graduate of Homer High School, and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University. Mrs. Adkins was a substitute teacher and secretary at Homer High School at retirement. She was a member of numerous civic organizations and an active member and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church in Homer. Mrs. Adkins was preceded in death by her husband of over fifty years, Mr. Aloys C. Adkins. She is survived by their children and spouses respectively, Jerry Aloys Adkins and wife Martha of Homer, LA, Tommy Jess Adkins and wife Dianne of Ruston, LA and Pamela Adkins Yester and husband, Charles of Doha, Qatar; she is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Dr. D.K. Haynes, Mrs. Deborah Woodard and the medical staff of Homer Memorial Hospital for their loving care of our Mother. The family also wishes to express their love and appreciation to Mrs. Betty Haynes for her friendship and loving care of our Mother. For friends considering memorials honoring Mrs. Adkins, her family suggests the First Baptist Church or the Gideons.

MR. WAYNE SMITH Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Smith, 56, of Downsville, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, September 29, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA with Pastor Randy Bardwell officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Calhoun, LA. Mr. Smith was born on February 29, 1952 in West Monroe, LA and passed away on September 24, 2008. Wayne was retired from Riverwood International. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Cason Smith; son, Jason Smith and wife Melanie and Jason's mother, Jo Ann Smith; step children, Clay Smith and wife Brandi, and Casey Smith; 5 grandchildren; brothers and sister, Jerry Clampit, Tommy Heath and Shelia Roberts. Pallbearers will be Matt Jones, Clay Smith, Jerry Davis, Mike Smith, Jeremy Moore, Gil Guiterrez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Terry Guiterrez, Don Sellers, Patrick May, Eric Crain and Butch Hibbard Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Sunday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

OREN HOWARD ATKINS, JR. 1/6/1949 - 9/28/1998 In Memory of our Dad Ten years have come and gone, but your memory will remain in our hearts forever. We love and miss you~ Rebecca and Jennifer

RANDALL HUDSON REID Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA. Randall Hudson Reid, was born January 15, 1951, to the union of Chester and Mary Louise Hudson Reid, and departed from this life on September 26, 2008, following complications from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. A lifetime resident of Farmerville, Randy graduated from Farmerville High School in 1969. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1973 with a B.A. in business management. While at La. Tech, he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. Randy married the love of his love, Belinda Parks Reid, on August 3, 1973, and they were blessed with one wonderful son, Derek Randall Reid. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfathers, Randy worked as comanager of Partee Sawmill for over twenty years. He later was employed by ConAgra Poultry Plant for six years. Randy was seriously injured in a work accident nine years ago. Even though he suffered greatly, Randy persevered. With an abiding faith in the Lord and through sheer determination, Randy never let his chronic pain slow him down. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. Randy was loved by all who knew him, and he always had a smile, a word of encouragement, and a big hug for everybody. Randy was an active member of the Farmerville United Methodist Church his whole life. He was a member of the United Methodist Men and a faithful member of the FUMC Choir. Randy loved to sing praises to the Lord, and he enjoyed putting up the weekly church sign. Randy was an avid Louisiana Tech University sports fans, loving nothing more than attending Bulldog basketball, football, and Lady Techsters basketball games. He joked that he bled Tech Red and Blue. Randy was preceded in death by his precious mother Mary Louise Reid and his grandparents, Jess and Maggie Hudson and Joe and Mae Reid. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 35 years, Belinda Parks Reid; his son Derek of Baton Rouge; father Chester Reid of Bossier City; sister Linda Albritton of Bossier City; aunt Annette Farrar of Farmerville; father-in-law J.K. Parks of Farmerville; sisters -in-law and their husbands Judith & Robert Levy of Baton Rouge, and Melanie & Richard Wester of Asheville, NC; nephews Wesley McMurrian of Seattle, WA, & Blake Wester of Asheville, NC; nieces Claire McMurrian of Atlanta, GA, & Grace Wester of Asheville, NC. He is also survived by a host of other family members and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 29 at the Farmerville United Methodist Church at 1 P.M. followed by interment at Liberty Hill Taylor Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, September 28 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home from 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. The family requests that memorials be made to the Farmerville United Methodist Church Choir Fund, the American Lung Association, or the American Cancer Society. The family wishes to thank the ICU nurses and therapists at Northern Louisiana Medical Center for their tender loving care. Pallbearers will be Tim Tettleton, Mike Gilmore, Joel Taylor, Stein Baughman, Tommy Ward, Larry "Bubba" Kenly, Don Harrison, and James Wilkerson. Honorary pallbearers will be the United Methodist Men. You fought the good fight. You can rest now, Randy. Well done, my good and faithful servant. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Kilpatrickfuneral homes.com

STEPHEN FOSTER COENEN Callaway-Jones Funeral Home Bryan, TX Stephen Foster Coenen, originally from Rayville, LA and later settling in New Orleans, Louisiana, passed from this life into the Hands of our Lord during the early morning hours of September 22, 2008, following a valiant battle with lymphoma cancer. A memorial service and Catholic Mass will be held in celebration of Steve's life on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 10 A.M. at the St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square in New Orleans, officiated by Msgr. Crosby Kern. A burial service will be held at the Rayville Masonic Cemetery in Rayville at 10 A.M. on Saturday, October 11, 2008, officiated by Rev. Philip Pazhayakari, CMI. All friends of Steve are invited to attend either or both services. Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, TX. Steve was truly a Man for All Seasons as his life combined a multitude of professions and service including being a noted professional landscape architect, painter, sculptor, professional performing artist, and humanitarian who gave his life, time and talents to those of his beloved City of New Orleans and throughout the United States. Steve was born in Rayville, LA on June 2, 1949, the son of William R. Coenen and Mary Elizabeth Ricard Coenen. His mother died when Steve was very young and he always credited his two aunts, Marguerite Coenen and Lorraine Lamie, for their love, guidance and inspiration during his upbringing. Steve was predeceased by his parents, as well as his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Ricard of Denham Springs, LA and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Coenen, Sr. of Rayville, LA. Steve was survived by siblings Carol Camille Coenen Christie and her husband, Ron of Brenham, TX, William R. Coenen, Jr. and his wife, Ruthie of Rayville, Thomas R. Coenen and his wife, Darlene of Loranger, LA,Margaret Ann Holdiness of Alto, LA, and his step brother, John R. McClendon and his wife, Odwina of Tulsa, OK. He was also survived by fifteen adoring nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends from across the country. Steve graduated from Rayville High School in 1967, being named Mr. RHS and remained very close to many of his RHS classmates throughout his life. He attended Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana - Monroe) and, in 1975 graduated from the School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. During his LSU days, Steve was one of the featured vocalists and guitarists at The Christ the King Catholic Church each Sunday and frequently entertained around the campus with fellow performers. Following graduation from LSU, Steve worked for several years as a lead entertainer for Holland America Cruise Lines, honing his skills as a singer, dancer and musician. Steve chose New Orleans as his home, inspired by the native Louisiana Oak trees and year round plant growing season. His creative genius in landscape and floral arrangement and design attracted many individuals and hotels as clients. Steve was widely known in the New Orleans area for his "moonlight and magnolias garden look" as described by Hardy and Douglas in Gardens of New Orleans, and was particularly sought after during Mardi Gras and Christmas seasons for planning and decorating for fabulous parties. Ever moving into new art forms, Steve developed the unique process of creating mosaics and sculptures of glass and ceramics, using discarded pieces of crockery, porcelain and glass. Steve's home in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, filled with plants and many of his sculptural creations, was the subject of many articles in news papers, magazines and gardening books. Those fortunate enough to own a "Steve Coenen" creation truly received a lifelong conversation piece. Steve's contributions to the City of New Orleans were numerous. He was a frequent performer at the Le Petit Theatre, the La Chat Noir Theatre, as well as the Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre and the Jefferson Parish Arts Society productions. Steve literally put his life on the line on December 7, 2002 when he rescued an individual being victimized by an assault in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Steve was shot in his chest by one of the perpetrators, but through his efforts, the life of the victim was spared. For this act of heroism, Steve was presented with the 2003 New Orleans Public Safety Citizen of the Year award, the 2003 Storer Boone Humanitarian award for outstanding contributions to society and community and in 2005 was one of 21 individuals in the United States to receive the Carnegie Medal for extraordinary heroism. After becoming ill, Steve continued his painting career, becoming a prolific watercolor artist, often donating his works to those critically ill at M. D. Anderson Hospital and to the doctors and caregivers as well. He also wrote, painted watercolor scenery, and recorded songs for a children's book entitled "Little Bird" which will be published posthumously. Steve will be long remembered for his flamboyant suits of orange, blue, and purple, "matched" with shoes of red or green, worn to events such as a niece's wedding, where he entertained the crowd with his Fred Astaire-like dance style, always leaving the crowd both amazed and full of laughter. Those who knew Steve seemed to always smile, if not downright laugh out loud, when remembering his talents, wit and charm. He will be forever a favorite brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to all he touched. A special thanks is due Steve's sister, Carol, for her daily encouragement and care of Steve during the last 16 months of his life, to Dr. Louis Fayard of M. D. Anderson Hospital and to Hospice of Brenham, TX for their loving care during the last weeks of Steve's life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5005 Mitchelldale, No. 115, Houston, TX, 77097 or to Hospice of Brenham, TX, Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 Horton Street, Brenham, TX, 77833. Please leave condolences at www.callawayjones.com.

Jon G. Camp, 74
John G. Camp of Monroe, an educator, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.

Hulon Estis, 69
VIDALIA — Hulon Estis died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Young's Funeral Home in Vidalia.

Florence Gallagher Justice, 96
Florence Elizabeth Gallagher Justice of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Friday. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Fla. Local arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Clair H. Lee, 81
WINNSBORO — Clair H. Lee, a retired draftsman and artist, died Monday. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Apostolic Tabernacle in Winnsboro under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home.

Charles O. Robinette, 74
Charles O. Robinette of Monroe, a retired business owner, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.

Samuel Lee Slaton, 56
Samuel Lee Slaton of West Monroe, a computer-aided draftsman, died Thursday. Graveside services are 3:30 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Floyd Walles, 65
ORANGEFIELD, Texas — Floyd Walles, a heavy equipment operator, died Monday. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at Twin City Memorial Gardens in West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Nancy Stotts White, 83
BASTROP — Nancy Louise Stotts White, a retired accounting department employee at International Paper Co., died Saturday. Graveside services are 4 p.m. Monday at Pine Grove South Cemetery in Bastrop under the direction of Golden Funeral Home in Bastrop.

Nelda Stewart Windham, 66
PINEVILLE — Nelda Anne Stewart Windham, formerly of West Monroe, a retired computer programmer, died Thursday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe. Burial will be in Hasley Cemetery. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

William H. 'Jack' Wooden, 85
BASTROP — William H. "Jack" Wooden, a retired welder and electrician with Brown and Root, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Green Acres Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home in Bastrop. Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Bodden, Mary: 2 p.m. today, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Miss.
Cash, Estie E.: 2 p.m. Monday, Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Lee, Gasper: 10 a.m. Monday, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ruston.
Walles, Floyd: 10 a.m. today, Twin Cities Memorial Gardens.
Young, Barbara Ann: 11 a.m. Monday, The Presbyterian Church, Ruston.


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

ARCHIE LAMAR DARDEN Riser Funeral Home Columbia, LA Services for Archie Lamar Darden, age 85 of Columbia, will be Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 2 P.M. from the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Columbia with Rev. Sherman Jones and Rev. Stuart Sherman officiating. Interment will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson. Visitation will be Monday evening at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. and Tuesday morning at First Baptist Church of Columbia from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. Archie Darden was born to Leslie Lamar and Linnie Stott Darden in Grayson on March 23, 1923 and passed from this life to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 28, 2008. He fought a battle with heart disease and was a valiant warrior. He fought to the end to regain strength and his health for his family who loved him so much. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother; Odis Darden, Sr., his half sister; Nina Darden Perot and his half brother; Corbet Peterson. Archie was a guiding hand for his family and is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years; Willie Dean Norman Darden, his sons and daughters-in-law; Ronnie and Patricia Darden of Columbia and Rex and Julie Darden of Grayson, six grandchildren; Heath Darden, Heather Darden Nadolski, Hunter Darden, Leslie Darden Graham, Larissa Darden Scott and Lauren Darden. He was blessed with five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister; Bonnie Darden Tarver and his nieces and nephews. Archie graduated from Columbia High School in 1941 and joined the Navy at the onset of World War II. He served his country in the South and Central Pacific battlegrounds. After the war he graduated from the Monroe Business School and became a financial clerk. After tenure in accounting, he worked for Hugh Seal, then Clerk of Court of Caldwell Parish. Upon Mr. Seal's retirement he was elected Clerk of Court and served in that capacity for 32 years until he retired. He was a founding director of Homeland Bank in Columbia and served on the Board of Directors until his death. He also ran a cattle farm until his death on his family's original home place in Holum. He was a member of the Columbia Historic Board. One of his greatest joys was teaching and supervising youth while he served as Master of a local Boy Scout Troop for a number of years. He fondly told stories from that experience until his death. He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church and 50 year member of the Columbia Masonic Lodge. He was involved in numerous other community activities through the years. He was a kind loving man who enjoyed life. He always had a sense of humor that made those around him feel happy. He carried this sense of humor with him until the end joking with the nurses and doctors even when they had to stick him more than once for his blood. He was devoted to serving the public and community in which he lived. He loved being with his friends and family and helping with any project or problem that came up. He enjoyed traveling and socializing with his camping club buddies. He was also an avid outdoorsman, sharing his interests with his wife and two sons. Archie was truly a family man, devoted to the love, care and future of his family. He was a brave warrior to the end and he will be deeply missed but long remembered. Serving as pallbearers are Heath Darden, Hunter Darden, Randall Graham, Josh Scott, Mike McDonald, John Rider, Jon McClanahan and Charlie Simons. Honorary pallbearers are Oliver Wilson, Leo May and Mayo Blackmon. Online condolences may be made at www.riserfuneralhomes. com

CHARLES O. ROBINETTE Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Charles O. Robinette, 74, of Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, September 29, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA with Rev. William Smith and Pastor Tom Turnbow officiating. A private interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Robinette passed away Saturday, September 27, 2008. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was the past president of Ouachita Parish School Board. He was a retired business owner of several businesses in the state of Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Mary Robinette. Survivors include his sons, Stewart C. Robinette and wife Bonnie and Mark A. Robinette and wife Donna; granddaughter, Reagan Robinette; grandsons, Bradley Robinette and Taylor Robinette; step-grandsons, Brandon Tate and Shane Monistere; step-granddaughter, Brittany Monistere. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time Monday, September 29, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

JON G. CAMP Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road Monroe, LA Memorial services for Mr. Jon G. Camp, 74, of Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the Mausoleum Chapel at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Camp's death occurred Friday, September 26, 2008 at St. Francis North Hospital. He was a well-known educator whose career ranged from music education to computer science at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels. Prior to his retirement in 2003, he served as an instructor in Computer Science with the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Early in his career, Mr. Camp served as the Director of Emergency Services for the Department of Health and Hospitals. As a veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Camp was a featured clarinetist with the Air Force Band stationed in Japan. Mr. Camp's varied and distinguished accomplishments have allowed him to excel as a ceramic artist, musician, composer, writer, and computer scientist. But, the most important focus of his career, regardless of the subject, was teaching. In his own words, there is an "established pattern of my life which is to teach and train while pursuing my art." He was preceded in death by his father, Gus Camp, and his mother, Mary Summerlin Orr. Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Joy Joyner Camp of Monroe; sons, Jon Tyran Camp of Panama City, FL and Joffry Lee Camp and wife Julia of Milton, FL; daughter, Margette Reid and husband Michael of Denton, TX; grandson, Charles Michael Reid of Denton, TX; sister, Tezalee Crump and husband J.W. of Ball, LA; mother-in-law, Monia Joyner of Mangham, LA; brother-in-law, Dr. Lee Roy Joyner, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA; sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Barclift of Ellisville, MI. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, September 29, 2008 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA. A scholarship to honor Jon Camp's teaching excellence in Computer Science and dedication to his students at ULM is being established by family and friends. Memorial gifts may be made to the ULM Foundation for The Jon G. Camp Memorial Scholarship, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

PEARLINE SCROGGINS Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA Funeral Services for Mrs. Pauline Scroggins 81, of Marion, LA, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Marion, LA with Rev. Bubba Hoggett officiating. Interment to follow in Concord Cemetery in Marion under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA. Mrs. Scroggins was a member of First Baptist Church in Marion, LA. Survivors include her four daughters, Judy Reppond of West Monroe, LA; Amelia Wallace, Pearl Scroggins; and Connie Wallace all of Marion, LA; three grandsons, two great grand children and one brother. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 29, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneral homes.com.

ROY HOWARD JONES Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Funeral services for Mr. Roy Howard Jones 74, of Monroe, LA, will be held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the Forsythe Avenue Church of Christ with John Dobbs and Jason Barnard officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Jones was born on November 12, 1933 in Grayson, LA to Lottie Pankey Jones and Walter H. Jones, Sr. He graduated from Neville High School in 1952, attended Northeast Louisiana University and served in the U.S. Army. He first entered the grocery business working at his family's store and upon returning from the service, worked with F. Strauss & Son and Malone and Hyde for twenty-nine years. He owned and operated Ouachita Distributing Company along with his wife, Anne, for the last twenty-five years. He served on the board of directors of the Louisiana Wholesale Grocers Association and River Oaks School and was a member of Forsythe Avenue Church of Christ since 1969. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Morriece Jones, Murphy Jones, James D. Jones, and Walter H. Jones, Jr. Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Anne Stanley Jones; son, Donald Jones and wife Frances; daughter, Allison Chapman and husband Bill; five wonderful grandchildren, Whit and Ainsley Chapman of Monroe and Grayson, Thomas, and Mary Frances Jones of Dallas, TX; sisters, Lillian Stone, Ruth Newberry, and Frances Sparks and husband James D.; sisters-in-law, Betty Jones, Alma Patrick Jones, Delores Jones, Judy Hattaway and husband Charles; brothers-in-law, Gerald Stanley and wife Sherry and Richard Stanley and wife Betty Carol; many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be White Graves, Joe Cassiday, David Burkett, Mike Riley, Gerald Stanley, Paul Benjamin, and Gary Stanley. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Ouachita Distributing and his numerous nephews. Visitation will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday until service time at Forsythe Church of Christ, Monroe, LA. Memorials may be made to the Forsythe Church of Christ, Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, LA. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

Charles Bunch, 49
JACKSON, Miss. — Charles "Charlie" Bunch, formerly of Vidalia, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Baptist Church, Woodville, Miss. Burial will be in Bunch Cemetery, Woodville, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service Tuesday at the church.

Hulon D. Estis, 69
VIDALIA — Hulon D. Estis, a master carpenter, died Saturday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery, Manifest. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

William Robert Ferguson, 64
William Robert Ferguson, of West Monroe, retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Alice Griffith, 69
DUBACH — Alice Griffith, a homemaker, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston.

Robert F. Jarratt, 99
DELHI — Robert Frank Jarratt, a retired road construction foreman for T.L. James Co., died Saturday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cox Funeral Home, Delhi. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Kolokouris, 95
James Kolokouris, of Monroe, an ice cream maker for Kokinos Ice Cream Co., died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.

Jeanne B. Montgomery, 83
Jeanne B. Montgomery, of Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road.

Wayne Smith, 56
DOWNSVILLE — Wayne Smith, a general mechanic with Riverwood International, died Wednesday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Calhoun. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service at the funeral home.

Rosie Copeland Stanley, 93
RAYVILLE — Rosie Copeland Stanley, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Midway Baptist Church, Holly Ridge. Burial will be in Shanks Cemetery, Rayville, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home. Visitation is 4:30-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Cash, Estie E.: 2 p.m. today, Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.
Justice, Florence Elizabeth Gallagher: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Fla.
Lee, Clair H.: 2 p.m. today, Apostolic Tabernacle, Winnsboro.
Lee, Gasper: 10 a.m. today, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ruston.
Walles, Floyd: 10 a.m. today, Twin Cities Memorial Gardens.
White, Nancy Stotts: 4 p.m. today, Pine Grove South Cemetery, Bastrop.
Wooden, William H. "Jack": 2 p.m. today, Green Acres Baptist Church, Bastrop.
Young, Barbara Ann: 11 a.m. today, The Presbyterian Church, Ruston


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

ARLENE HOLLOWAY PEROT Mulhearn Funeral Home Winnsboro, LA Funeral services for Mrs. Arlene Holloway Perot, 78, of Delhi, LA, will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 1, 2008, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Winnsboro, LA, with Rev. Joe Senn officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Perot passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mettie Pepper Holloway; sisters, Lola Mae Ezell, and Louise Southern; and brother, Thomas (Hoot) Holloway, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Roger Perot; sisters, Florabell Donnell, Christine Allen, Velma Carter, twin sister, Erlene Sanches and husband R. V., Joy Earl, and Sue Franklin and husband Dennis Ray; brother, J. W. Holloway and wife Margie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Richard Arnold, Gary Carter, Ralph Donnell, Tommy Earl, Chris Franklin, Tommy Franklin, Kevin Graham, Jody Savage, and Mike Walker. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

JEANNE BOUISSEY MONTGOMERY Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA Graveside services for Mrs. Jeanne Bouissey Montgomery, 83, of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Joe Puthuppally officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Mrs. Montgomery passed away Sunday, September 28, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was a member of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Mrs. Montgomery was a helping hand at Central Tower for over thirty-five years with her husband, Leo. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years, Leo Montgomery; her parents, Lawrence and Mildred Bouissey; and brothers, Kenneth, Donald, and Vernon Bouissey. Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Montgomery Yarbrough; sisters, Kay Moomey of Monroe, LA and Norma Bouissey of Malone, NY; one brother, Edward Bouissey of Healdsburg, CA; her favorite (Gran-Dog) Sadie; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, St. Matthew Catholic Church, or to your favorite charity. The family wishes to extend their special thanks to Dr. Russ Greer and nurses, Jason and Jill, at St. Francis NSICU. Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com

ROSIE COPELAND STANLEY Brown-Holley Funeral Home Rayville, LA Funeral services for Rosie Copeland Stanley, 93, of Rayville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Midway Baptist Church, Rayville, LA with Bro. Jim Gulledge, Bro. Bob Tuggle and Bro. Alvin Stowe officiating. Interment will follow in Shanks Cemetery, Rayville, LA under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home in Rayville. Mrs. Stanley was born on January 14, 1915 and passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2008 after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than fifty years, Ed "Doc" Stanley; 3 sons, W.L. "Shorty" Stanley, Norwood Don Stanley, and George Stanley; daughter, Shirley Stanley Fairchild; 3-grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; her parents, Thomas and Mittie Copeland; her 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. She is survived by 3 sons, Bobby and daughter-in-law, Helen Stanley of Rayville, Bill and daughter-in-law, Rita Stanley of Freer, TX, Roy and daughter-in-law, Jetty Stanley of Lumberton, TX; 3 daughters, Martha Goyne of Monroe, Magglene Polk of Epps, Rose Dale and son-in-law, Alvin Stowe of Rayville; 30 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, and 28 great-great grandchildren. Her faithful daughter-in-law, Barbara Stanley of Amite, LA; baby sister, Agnes Griffin of Ashdown, AR, and beloved sister-in-law of many years, Marcell Copeland of Start. Pallbearers will be Robert Stanley, Gary Stanley, Mike Goyne, Lonnie Polk, Raenette Klein, and Luke Stowe. Honorary pallbearers will be Kitty Morgan and Anita Sivils. Special escorts, Ritchie Stanley and Bruce Stewart. To leave condolences for the family go online to www.brownholleyfuneral homes.com

Henry Bank, 79
ST. JOSEPH — Henry Bank died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Alvin Barnes, 71
FARMERVILLE — Alvin Barnes died Monday. Graveside services are 11 a.m. today at Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Mildred Briley, 85
Mildred Briley of Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Jon G. Camp, 74
Jon G. Camp of Monroe, an educator, died Friday. Services are 2 p.m. today at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Monroe. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Archie L. Darden, 85
COLUMBIA — Archie L. Darden, a retired Caldwell Parish clerk of court, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Columbia. Visitation is 9 a.m. to noon at the Church. Burial will be in Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson, under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Josephine Gethe, 91
RAYVILLE — Josephine Gethe, a school cafeteria worker, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Scottie Givens, 66
Scottie Givens of Monroe, a teacher, died Friday. Arrangements are incomplete under the Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Alice Griffith, 69
DUBACH — Alice Faye Griffith, a homemaker, died Sunday. Services are 9 a.m. Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church, Dubach. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Dankie M. Horton, 77
HOUSTON — Dankie Marie Horton, formerly of Monroe, a nursing assistant, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Jack H. Ingram, 84
WINNSBORO — Jack H. Ingram, a retired Cross Country Pipeline welder, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beouf River Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Burial will be in Ogden Cemetery.

Roy H. Jones, 74
Roy H. Jones of Monroe, owner of Ouachita Distribution Company, died Saturday. Services are 3 p.m. today at Forsythe Avenue Church of Christ, Monroe. Visitation is 2 p.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

James Kolokouris, 95
James Kolokouris, of Monroe, an ice cream maker for Kokinos Ice Cream Co., died Sunday. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Monroe. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today with a Trisagion service at 7 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Arthur Melvin Lee, 61
EPPS — Arthur Melvin Lee, a laborer, died Thursday. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Marriah Baptist Church, Epps. The wake is from 1-6 p.m. Friday at Funerals by McFarland of Delhi. Burial is in the church cemetery.

John McClusky Jr., 86
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — John McClusky Jr., formerly of Monroe, retired U.S. Navy, died Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Doris Smith Meredith, 97
COLUMBIA — Doris Smith Meredith, a retired piano teacher, died Monday. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Columbia. Visitation is 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Columbia Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia.

Jimmy Lee Nabors, 45
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Jimmy Lee Nabors, a bank teller, died Sept. 22. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hester Central State Funeral Home, Monroe. Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Monroe.

Calvin C. Neal, 62
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Calvin C. Neal, formerly of Winnsboro, a computer technician, died Sept. 19. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Augusta Baptist Church, Winnsboro. Wake services are noon until service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Winnsboro, under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

Mary Lee Nelson, 65
Mary Lee Nelson of Monroe, a minister and child care provider, died Sept. 25. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at International House of Prayer, Monroe. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, under the direction of Funerals by McFarland of Monroe.

Charles Qualls, 63
Charles Qualls of Monroe, a Monroe City School Board employee, died Sept. 23. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joe Baptist Church, Rhymes. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood.

Pearline Scroggins, 81
MARION — Pearline Scroggins died Saturday. Services are 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Marion. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.

Edward Singleton, 50
LARAN — Edward W. Singleton, a truck driver, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Robert Lee South Sr., 73
NEWELLTON — Robert Lee South Sr., a laborer, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Patricia Taylor, 55
Patricia Taylor of Monroe, a homemaker, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Tennant Funeral Home, Rayville.

Laverne Thomas, 72
RUSTON — Laverne Thomas, a retired Louisiana Tech University custodian, died Saturday. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Ruston. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. Thursday at King's Funeral Home, Ruston. Burial will be in Mays Chapel Cemetery, Ruston.

Alfred Wilson, 87
CROWVILLE — Alfred Wilson, a construction worker, died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Funerals by McFarland of Delhi.

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED
Bunch, Charles: 10 a.m. today, Pioneer Baptist Church, Woodville, Miss.
Estis, Hulon D.: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Young's Funeral Home, Ferriday.
Jarrett, Robert Frank: 10 a.m. today, Cox Funeral Home, Delhi.
Justice, Florence Elizabeth Gallagher: 2 p.m. today, Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Fla.
Stanley, Rosie Copeland: 2 p.m. today, Midway Baptist Church, Holly Ridge.


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