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Geneva Johnson Graham
Published on 10/09/2000
SPRINGHILL, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Johnson Graham, 70, of Springhill, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at the Central Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Harvey officiating, assisted by Rev. Kenneth R. Everett. There will be a 1:30 p.m. Graveside service at the Red Hill Cemetery at Chidester, Arkansas. Services under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Springhill, LA.
Mrs. Graham, a native of Readhimer, LA and a resident of Springhill, LA for 47 years, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2000 in Springhill, LA after a long illness. She was a very active member in the Central Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher and helping disabled children. She was a retired school teacher; a graduate of the Readhimer High School; Northwestern University, Natchitoches, LA; the New Orleans Baptist Seminary; and she received her Masters degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. In her teaching career of 34 years in Springhill, she taught first grade and then special education in the Springhill Junior High School and the Springhill High School, retiring in 1984.
Mrs. Graham helped established the SPARC Center and the ARC. She was the Teacher Of The Year for ARC in 1972.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Hubert L. Graham; a son, Steven Graham, both of Springhill; sister, Faye Del Robinson of Houston, TX; brothers, Steven N. "SN" Johnson, Jr. of Readhimer, LA, Ben Melburn "Mel" Johnson of Doyline, LA, Michael Wayne "Mike" Johnson of Petal, MS, Mark Edward Johnson of Shreveport, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the SPARC Center.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
Cheryl Turner
Published on 10/09/2000
PRINCETON, LA - Graveside services for Ms. Cheryl Turner will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 3 p.m., at the Haughton Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Mark Eakin. Ms. Turner is survived by her mother, Beverly Fontenot, father, Harvey Turner, her loving companion and friend, Larry Morris, sisters, Suzanne Turner and Jennifer Turner, brothers, Jeff Turner and John Turner and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be Royce Langford, Criss Lee, Daniel Turner, David Langlie, Micheal Langford and Jeffrey Scott Turner. The family wishes to give special thanks to the HMC Hospice program for their care and support. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home.
Hill Crest Funeral Home 949-9415
 
Charles Walker Darrow
Published on 10/09/2000
SHREVEPORT, LA - Charles Walker Darrow would have become 80 years young next Feb. 12, 2001. Chuck's enjoyment of life ended while driving his motor-home in the state of NY Oct. 5th. Chuck and his wife Melba attended the annual reunion of the U.S. Marine USMB 333 (3rd Marines) in Cape Cod, Mass. during the first few days of October. While driving, Chuck was stricken and failed to regain consciousness. Melba heroically gained control on the fast highway and was able to pull over and gave Chuck CPR to no avail.
Chuck was born on Darien St., Shreveport where he attended Shreveport public schools and Fair Park High School. His work at LSU was interrupted by W.W.II. He entered the V12 program at old Dodd College in 1942. He then flew in the marines during W.W.II and in Korea. Chuck retired after an illustrious career with Braniff International Air Lines 20 years ago.
He is survived by his beloved Melba on his ranch in Dialville, TX.; sons, Billy Russ, Washington, NC, Gary, Irving, TX; daughter, Tammy Anderson, Denver, CO and their spouses and Chuck's grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his step-children, Joe Ballard of Jacksonville, TX, Paul Ballard of Mission, TX, Debra Wesley and Roxanna both of Houston, their spouses and Chuck's grandchildren. Chuck loved them all. Chuck also leaves brothers, Ernie, Emmette and Bill and their spouses, all of Shreveport and sister, Elsie Rymmer of Cleveland, TN.
Chuck was predeceased by mother and father, Emma and Ernest R. Darrow, brother, Clarence and sister, Gloria Stanley. Chuck's funeral will be in Jacksonville, TX at Thompson Funeral Home - Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at his ranch west of Dialville, TX.

Annie Ruth Dunn Norris
Published on 10/09/2000
DOYLINE, LA - Services for Annie Ruth Dunn Norris, 89, will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000 at Point Chapel Assembly of God, Doyline, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Lee Nunley, assisted by Rev. Ronald Dunn. Burial will be at Point Chapel Cemetery, Doyline, LA.
Visitation will be Monday, at 5 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Minden, LA.
Mrs. Dunn Norris passed away Oct. 8, 2000 in Shreveport, LA. She was born in Lake, Mississippi and was also a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Curtis Norris; son, Jack Norris and granddaughter, Cynthia Diane O'Rourke.
Survivors include sons, Ralph C. Norris of Bossier City, LA; Hal Norris of Waskom, TX; Melvin Norris of Seattle, WA; Donald Norris of Hohenwald, TN; Gerald Norris of Dallas, TX; daughter, Janel O'Rourke of Doyline, LA; Anita Dixon of Houma, LA; brother, Frank Dunn of Tyler, TX; Woodrow Dunn of Elm Grove, LA; daughter-in-law, Joanne Norris of Shreveport, LA; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home Minden, LA - 318-377-0246
 
Rodney Wayne Morton
Published on 10/08/2000
SPRINGTOWN, TX - Funeral services for Rodney Morton, 37, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2000 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Mike Stowell, pastor of First Baptist Church, Keithville. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2000 at the funeral home.
Rodney was born December 28, 1962, and passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2000, due to an automobile accident. He was raised in Shreveport, LA, but has lived in Texas for the past 15 years. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Rodney was preceded in death by his mother, LaReva Morton.
He is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Monya Harris Morton; one son, Gregory Morton; father, Lawrence Morton; sister, Cindy Morris and husband, Karl; brother, Larry Morton; grandmother, Verna (Bunt) Mangham; in-laws, Pat and Linda Harris; sister-in-law, Mia Glidewell and husband, Kevin; brothers-in-law, Jon Harris and Jason Harris and wife, Tammy; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and some very special friends.
Pallbearers will be Karl and Justin Morris, Jason and Jon Harris, Kevin Glidewell and Greg Solomon.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel, 687-1256
 
Pauline Hooper Snell
Published on 10/08/2000
VIVIAN, LA - Graveside services for Mrs. Pauline Snell will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2000 at Forest Park West Cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. Richard Beeman, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Vivian.
Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel.
Mrs. Snell went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 6, 2000, at the age of 87. She was born December 12, 1912 in Cass, TX. She was an avid reader and loved to knit and crochet gifts for others. She loved her family and friends. She was a longtime resident of Vivian and a member of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Snell was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Aubrey Worth Snell and a son, Lloyd B. Snell.
She is survived by a daughter, Mildred Martin of Blanchard, LA; two sons, Aubrey W. Snell, Jr. and wife, Dollie of Blanchard, LA and Quinton M. Snell and wife, Bebe of Trinity, TX; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Johnny Martin, Ronnie Martin, Dickie Snell, Andy Snell, and great grandchildren, Jimmy Denning, Timothy Denning, Michael Martin, and Jay Snell.
The family would like to express a special thanks and appreciation to all the people at IHS Nursing Home in Vivian for their care and concerns for our mother.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel, 687-1256
 
E. J. Rushing
Published on 05/11/2000
DALLAS, TX - E. J. Rushing, 77, of Dallas, passed away May 3, 2000. Survived by wife Lorene Rushing. Services: 12 noon, Saturday, May 13, 2000, Galilee Baptist Church, Haughton, LA. Interment: Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, LA. 
Because we love him so....
Services entrusted to:
Sandra Clark Funeral Home 6029 S. R. L. Thornton Frwy Dallas, TX 214-371-2600
 
Alice C. Madden
Published on 05/11/2000
RINGGOLD, LA - Services for Alice C. Madden, 94, will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Searcy Smith and Rev. Carl Word. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. 
Mrs. Madden was born December 31, 1905 in Bienville Parish, LA and died May 9, 2000. She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Madden was a talented homemaker who loved to cook, sew, and do for the family and for other friends in the community.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Corley; two brothers, H. L. & Knighten Corley; husband, Dallas R. Madden; and one son, Dallas Raymond Madden.
Survivors are daughter-in-law, Clarice Madden of Ringgold, LA; two grandsons, Ray Madden and wife Donna of Maumelle, AR and Tommy Madden and wife Tyrette of Ringgold, LA; five great-grandchildren, Corley Madden, Hunter Madden, Reed Madden, Turner Madden and Tanner Madden; two nephews, Thomas Corley and wife, Carol of Waco, TX and Tony Corley and wife Jane of Decatur, AL; two nieces, Shari Reeves of Minden, LA and Rebecca Dison and husband Keith of Minden, LA; a number of other relatives and friends. 
Pallbearers will be Ray Madden, Tommy Madden, Hunter Madden, Tony Corley, Thomas Corley and David Saucier. 
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Ringgold Nurse Care Center. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. 
Rockett Funeral Home Ringgold, LA (318)-894-4441
 
Theresa Marie Kralich Baxter
Published on 06/03/2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Marie Kralich Baxter of Shreveport will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 31, 2001 in Centuries Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Father Larry Niehoff, pastor of St. Mary of the Pines Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Baxter was born in Port Arthur, TX on September 27, 1911. She passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at Willis Knighton Pierremont after a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of the Guest House for the past three years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Theresa was always helpful and supportive of her entire family, always there to do anything asked of her without ever once complaining. Mrs. Baxter is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Jessie B. Baxter, two brothers and a sister. She is survived by one son, James Baxter of Stigler, OK; two daughters, Betty Sims of West Monroe, LA and Donna Henderson of Keithville, LA and their spouses. She also leaves five generations including 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Ricky Sims, Stevie Sims, Billy Crews, Roy Henderson, and Thomas Daniel. The family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone for their care and compassion. Centuries Funeral Home 686-4334
 
Walter A. Miller
Published on 06/03/2001
KEOKUK, IA/SHREVEPORT, LA - Walter A. Miller, age 84, died Thursday, May 24th in the Glendale Health and Rehab Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
He was born September 10, 1916, the son of Walter J. and Elsie Froede Miller.
Walter graduated from High School at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA and attended Kiski Prep School in Pittsburg, PA--post grad and had sold life insurance. Attended University of Iowa-June 1940-special courses in metallurgy...Attended University of Minnesota-1942-special courses in metallurgy...Enlisted in the Army Air Corps 12/20/42...Cadet program-graduated Pampa, TX 6/44...Second Lt.-Bomadier School...Volunteered to attend B-17 School...Served in England with 401 Bomb Group having flew 29 missions over Nazi Germany and returned in May 1945...Assigned to Convalescent Center, Ft. Logan, Colorado...Discharged in 1945.
He started at Keokuk Steel Castings (3/2/36) and in June of 1937 was a salesman at Keokuk Steel Casting.
In April 1946 negotiated the purchase of Springfield Boiler equity in Keokuk Steel Casting...President of Keokuk Steel Casting...1950-Beaird Steel Casting (Shreveport, LA)-Mid-Continent I...1954-started Hica Corp. (Shreveport, LA)...1966-started Mid Continent II (Shreveport, LA)...1966-merged Mid Continent I & II and Keokuk-Kast Metals Corporation...Served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer-retired in 1981...1982-Chairman of the Executive Committee...Fully retired in 1986.
Served on various organizations: Chairman of Board-Y.M.C.A....Rotary Club...Board of Directors-Keokuk Country Club...Chairman-United Way...Board of Directors-State Central Bank...Board of Directors-Keokuk Savings and Loan.
Member of the following: Ocean Reef Club...Shreveport Club...Shreveport Country Club...Car Sound Golf Club...Keokuk Country Club...Key Largo Anglers Club...Crow Valley Golf Club...Bob O'Link Country Club...Vice President and Board Member-Steel Founders' Society of America...Member of American Foundrymen's Society.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed golf.
He married Mary Helen Scott October 15, 1938 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Keokuk...She preceded him in death October 10, 1998...Walter then married Margaret Muth in Sheboygan, WI on July 31, 1999. She survives Walter.
He is survived by his children: Walter Scott Miller, Shreveport, LA, Stephen Lawrence Miller and wife Mary Kay, Shreveport, LA, Mary Theresa "Terry" Robinson and husband Craig, Shreveport, LA, Janet Louise Stawinski and husband Daryl, Rochester, Michigan; eight grandchildren: Rick, Steve and Kristen Miller, Holly Redmond, Natalie Robinson, Alex and Nick Stawinski, Peter Miller; two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Gene McChesney.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2001 at All Saints Catholic Church in Keokuk, Iowa. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to Lee County Hospice and Ocean Reef Medical Center in lieu of flowers. Memorials may be left at the Greaves Mortuary.
Greaves Mortuary Keokuk, Iowa, 319-524-2455

Ramona Dean Foster
Published on 06/03/2001
HOT SPRINGS, AR/MONROE, LA - Services for Ramona Dean Foster, 34, of Hot Springs, AR, formerly of Monroe, will be 10 a.m., Monday, June 4, 2001, in Mulhearn Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Billy Joe Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Ramona died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Hot Springs, AR. She graduated from Benton High School and attended ULM.
Survivors include her mother, Ricki Kepner Green of Farmerville, LA; father, Billy Foster of Bossier City, LA; brother, William C. Foster, Jr. of Bossier City, LA; daughter, Amber Michelle Foster of Bossier City, LA; and grandmother, Vivian Foster of Bossier City, LA.
Pallbearers will be Dr. A. D. Smith, Richie Brantley, Roy Jones, Max Powell, Kevin Bryant, Bobby Lefflett, and Johnny Ray Matthews.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Sunday, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
Mullhearn Funeral Home Monroe, LA, 318-323-0505
 
Nell Gregory
Published on 06/03/2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for Nell Gregory, 81, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2001 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. A.P. Weaver, pastor of Four Square Gospel Church. Interment will follow in Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2001 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gregory, a native of Beech Creek, KY and longtime resident of Shreveport, LA, passed away Friday, June 1, 2001 in Shreveport, LA. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she worked in the day care.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin Gregory.
Mrs. Gregory is survived by her son, Thomas E. Gregory and wife, Carol of Greenwood, LA; daughter, Rosalee Holder and husband, Joe of Wilmington, NC; three grandchildren, Michael Gregory of Shreveport, LA, Susan Gregory Weaver of Keithville, LA and Randolph Rush Holder of Cat Island, Caribbean Islands; three great grandchildren, Kaitlin Elizabeth Weaver, Aaron Michael Gregory, Anna Elizabeth Gregory; sister-in-law, Laura Martin of Portsmouth, RI; and niece, Ann Cowart of Denver, CO.
The family suggest memorials be made to HMC Hospice, 8508 Line Ave., Suite C, Shreveport, LA 71106.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel - 687-1256

Louis D. (Jimmy) Durrett
Published on 06/03/2001
MINDEN, LA - Services for Jimmy Durrett will be held Monday, June 4, 2001 at Rose-Neath's Minden Chapel at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Andy Harris, pastor of Central Assembly of God, where Mr. Durrett was a member, assisted by Rev. Shawn Reine. Interment will immediately follow in Gardens of Memory in Minden.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 3, 2001 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and from 7 a.m. to services time on June 4, 2001.
Mr. Durrett passed away June 2, 2001 after a lengthy illness. He was a retired engineer with KCS Railroad. He was a lifelong resident of the Minden area. His years of service to his country were spent in the US Navy Seabees during World War II. Gardening was his favorite hobby. He spent many hours in his yard before his health failed.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alva E. and Marie Durrett and his brother Charles E. Durrett. 
Survivors include his loving wife and caregiver Martha Yocom Durrett; son, Bill Durrett and wife Flo; daughter, Darlene Durrett-Laborde and husband Dennis; brother, Alva "Gene" Durrett and wife Loretta; grandchildren, Brandi and Dusty Durrett. He is also survived by a daughter, Dottie Sue and her three daughters. Also left behind is his precious poodle, Dolly, who stayed by his side for many years while he was ill.
Pallbearers will be relatives and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be retired friends of KCS Railroad.
A special thanks goes to Dr. Raghu Nathan of W-K Bossier.
Memorials may be made to Central Assembly of God Building Fund, 2101 Hwy. 80, Haughton, LA 71037
Rose-Neath Funeral Home Minden Chapel, 318-377-3412
 
Josephine Frank Garacci
Published on 06/03/2001
SHREVEPORT,LA - Mrs. Josephine Garacci, age 89, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2001 at Schumpert Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Shreveport, LA. Visitation will be at Centuries Funeral Home on Sunday, June 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Monday, June 4, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 228 Patton St., Shreveport, LA at 10:30 a.m. Celebrating the Mass will be Fr. Richard J. Lombard of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow in Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Ave.
Mrs. Garacci was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Garacci and daughter-in-law, Connie Garacci. She is survived by one daughter, Josie Pohl and husband Russell; son, Johnny A. Garacci, all of Shreveport, LA; two sisters, Florence Grizzaffi and Lena Miller, both of Dallas, TX; four grandchildren, Melissa McElroy, Deborah Hart, Steve Pohl, Mark Pohl; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Alvin Murphy, Chuck Patterson, Charles E. Patterson, Steve Pohl, Philip Roppolo, and Tony Roppolo.
Centuries Funeral Home 686-4334
 
Ione Marks
Published on 06/03/2001
MANY, LA - Ione Marks, a 34-year resident of Sabine Parish, passed away June 1, 2001, at the Toledo Nursing Center in Zwolle, LA. She was 81.
Mrs. Marks was a talented artist and teacher of art who helped establish the Sabine Parish Art Guild. At art shows, she was recognized with numerous awards for her work, and her paintings have been exhibited at Art World Galleries of Oklahoma City, One Main Gallery of Dallas, and Wynneswood Galleries of Dallas. Mrs. Marks wrote poetry and earned her pilot's license. Besides her lifelong art career, she also worked as an accountant for Youngs Memorial Vo-Tech in Morgan City, LA, as activities director for the Sabine Council on Aging in Many, LA, and as a real estate agent in the Toledo Bend Lake area.
Yvonne "Ione" Marcine Hughes Parsons Marks of Many, LA, was born in Arkansas City, KS, on November 22, 1919. She was preceded in death by her first husband Clarence Alfred Parson, who died in 1982; her parents Claude and Ola Hughes; and her brother Claude Hughes. Mrs. Mark's survivors include her husband Kenneth Marks of Many, LA; her son Frank Parsons of Denver, NC, her daughters Connie Parsons Archbald of Santa Barbara, CA and Cara Leggett of Zwolle, LA; her step-daughters Susan Marks of Shreveport, LA; her sister Agnes Lones of Dublin, OH; her sister-in-law Mary Lanie of Luther, OK; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and six great step-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Pathek, the staff of Sabine Medical Center and the staff of Toledo Nursing Center who took such loving care of her during the last four years of her life, members of Bayou Scie Methodist Church, Zwolle First Methodist Church, Rev. Bonita Davis, Father Kenneth Williams and William Ruffin.
Funeral services will be held June 4th, 10 a.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many, LA. Interment at Zwolle City Cemetery.
Warren Meadows Many, LA, 318-256-3471
 
Inez Jester Gore
Published on 06/03/2001
BRADLEY, AR - Inez Jester Gore, age 88, of Bradley died Saturday, June 2, 2001. She was a life-long resident of Bradley where she operated the family grocery over thirty years. Mrs. Gore was a member of the Bradley Baptist Church. She was born May 4, 1913 in Bradley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam L. Gore; her parents and three brothers.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law; Sissie and Leo Johnson of Searcy, AR.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Travis and Mickie Gore of Bradley, AR, Earnest and Frances Gore of Springhill, LA, Merle and Carol Gore of Shreveport, LA; one brother, Thomas Jester of Pine Bluff, AR; eleven grandchildren: Steve Gore, Stan Gore, Scott Gore, Gayla Mills, Todd Gore, Blake Gore, Brady Gore, Claya Byrum, Jennifer Miller, Chris Morrison and Chase Gore; 17 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Holly, Reed, Meredith, Heather, Trent, Daniel, Micaela, Mallory, Dillon, Madison, Tate, Marley, Gage, Hunter, Hayden and David; one great great-grandchild, Kade.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2001 at the Bradley Baptist Church with the Rev. Toby Talley, pastor of the Bradley Baptist Church, officiating, assisted by Dr. John Russ with burial in the Stateline Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Homes of Stamps, Arkansas.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2001 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Bradley.
Smith Funeral Homes, Inc. Stamps, AR, 870-533-4406
 
Harold G. Young
Published on 06/03/2001
BOSSIER CITY, LA - Funeral services for Harold G. Young will be Monday, June 3, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Robert Goetjen will be officiating the service. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday, June 3, 2001 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mr. Young died in his home on June 1, 2001 after a lengthy illness. He was born July 7, 1934.
Mr. Young was preceded in death by his daughter, mother, father and three brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mildred M. Young; two sons, William E. and Melissa Young and son Daniel, and Alan L. Young and fiancee Linda Ashworth and his daughter Emily; grandchildren, Ben, Suzie and Skylar Moser, Shannon Kellogg, Dolly Woods, Amy and Kenneth Jones, Cheyenne Marable, all of Bossier City, LA; and one brother, Richard and Tillie Young of Salt Lake City, Utah.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Willis Knighton Hospice Program, and special thanks to his nurse Nancy Doyle.
Hillcrest Funeral Home 949-9415
 
Ellen Rowland Wilson
Published on 06/03/2001
HOUSTON, TX - Ellen Rowland Wilson, born June 11, 1921, died Thursday, May 31, 2001 in Houston, Texas, where she had resided for the last 46 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Beulah Kirby Rowland and C.H. Rowland; two sisters, Marcille Hicks and Ruby Addison; two brothers, James and Troy Rowland. She served as a volunteer for a local Houston hospital and for the Baptist Ministries.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Wilson, Houston, TX; nieces, Fran Phillips, Pat Shelton, Cindy Marrus, Marty Adams, Shreveport, LA and Sylia Eastland, Houston, TX; nephews, Charles and Tommy Hicks, Shreveport, LA, Barry Hicks, Montana, James Preston Rowland, Colorado, Brian Eastland, Houston, TX and Douglas Eastland, Waco, TX; brother-in-law, Lelvis Hicks, Converse, LA; many great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday at Centuries Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Rd. where funeral services will be held in the chapel at 3 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2001 with Brother Step Martin offiating. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. 
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Waltrip Funeral Directors Houston, TX - (713) 465-2525
 
Charles Edward Ragus
Published on 06/03/2001
DALLAS, TX - Charles Edward Ragus of Dallas, was called home by his Father on June 1, 2001. Born October 6, 1942 in Columbus, Miss., the only child of Lyman and Narvis Ragus spent his early years in Shreveport, where the family moved when he was a child. After graduating from Fair Park High School there in 1960, he went to Northwestern State University in Louisiana on an athletic scholarship. During his junior year, he married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Ursery, in 1962 and graduated with a business degree in 1965. After college, he played briefly for the Kansas City Chiefs, before beginning a career with Fidelity Union Insurance Company, where, by the age of 27, he had become a regional vice president. After a period of time in real estate and working with a family retail business, Charlie, as his friends and colleagues called him, found his true calling in direct sales. Joining Herbalife in 1983, he became one of the company's top distributors. In 1989, he founded a company called Omnitrition, but sold out a few years later to retire. It was like trying to "retire" a racehorse, and he was back in 1993 with a new idea: He was determined to set a new standard for professionalism in the direct-sales industry and offer leading-edge nutritional products. He created AdvoCare International, so named because, he told distributors, "I am an advocate who cares for you." Since the company's inception, it has grown from two products and one distributorship to some 75 products, 100,000 distributors from Hawaii to Maine, and a corporate staff of 125 in Carrollton, Texas. Four years in a row, Charlie's dream company has earned the coveted Dallas 100 Award, given by the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Caruth Institute, to the 100 fastest-growing, privately held companies in North Texas. AdvoCare was a finalist for the Direct Selling Association's 2001 Education for Life Award for its innovative debt-reduction program. Charlie was a finalist for the regional Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2000 and is a finalist again in 2001. Before he died, Charlie said, "I didn't get into this business to be a vitamin salesman. I got into this business to change lives." Toward that end, he brought a level of stewardship and integrity to his work that inspired the devotion of thousands. Truly, he touched and changed many lives.
He is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Thomas Ursery. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Peggy Ragus of Dallas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Buddy Cook of Shreveport, LA, Stacey and Lt. Col. Andy Cernicky of Whiteman AFB in Missouri, and Jenni and Dalton McGaha of Plano, Texas; parents Lyman and Narvis Ragus of Shreveport,LA; mother-in-law Ione Ursery of Elm Grove, LA; and six grandchildren, Alex, Kelsey and Courtney Cook and Andrew, Caitlin and Nicholas Cernicky.
The family will receive family and friends between 5 and 9 p.m. Monday, June 4, at Sparkman/Dickey Funeral Home, 17501 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 W. Park Blvd., Plano, with Dr. Jack Graham and Rev. Neal Jeffrey officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Centuries Memorial Park in Shreveport, LA, with Rev. Bill Crosby and Rev. Rick Loy officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Centuries Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Road in Shreveport.
Memorial may be made to The Victory Juction Gang Camp in Honor of Adam Petty, mail gifts to Advocare International, 2727 Realty Road, #134, Carrollton, TX 75006, Attn: Memorials.
Centuries Funeral Home 686-4334
 
Ada "Dollie" Mills Jeter
Published on 06/03/2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for Ada Mills Jeter will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at the Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, 4720 Greenwood Rd. Bishop Larry L. Brandon, Jr. will be officiating. Family hour will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2001 at the Winnfield Funeral Home.
Dollie departed this life on May 29, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bessie Hardy Mills, and one brother, Leo Mills.
Dollie leaves to cherish her memory, four sons, Leonard Jeter, John Jeter, Clyde Jeter, Roosevelt Jeter; four daughters, Gladys Watkins, Joyce Himes, Joanne Jeter, Shirley Hollins; and a host of relatives and friends.
Winnfield Funeral Home 631-0203
 
Jewell Wynn Nelson Hunter
Posted on November 10, 2001
HAYNESVILLE, LA - Funeral services for Jewell Wynn Nelson Hunter age 94, of Brenham, Texas will be held Saturday November 10, 2001 at 2 p.m. from Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Haynesville, with Rev. Bryan Putman officiating. Burial will follow in New Ramah Cemetery.
Mrs. Hunter died in Brenham on November 6, 2001. She was a school teacher for 35 years, mostly in Hawkins, TX where she retired. Mrs. Hunter also lived in Shreveport after retiring where she was a member of the Summer Grove United Methodist Church for many years. 
Her survivors include two daughters: Joyce Nelson Coyle of Shreveport and Sue Nelson Boehnke of Brenham, TX; one brother, Arthur Wynn, Jr. of Emerson, AR; two sisters: Era Benefield of Haynesville and Zelma Lewis of Shongaloo; two step-daughters: Velmaline Adams of Hawkins, TX and Gettie Lee Ingram of Midland, TX; seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.Bailey Funeral Home

Benjamin Earle Cooke, Jr.
Posted on November 12, 2001
MINDEN, LA - Services for Benjamin Earle Cooke, Jr., will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at First United Methodist Church in Minden. Officiating will be Reverend Ryan Horton. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2001 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Cooke, a native of Minden, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 10, 2001 after a valiant fight with cancer. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Minden, he graduated Minden High School and Louisiana Tech. University. After graduation from Tech., he attended Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and obtained his masters from Louisiana State University. In January, 1948, Earle was asked to return to Minden to become the director of the Minden High School Choir and the music educator for grades 1-12. He retired from this positiion in 1978, after 30 years of service to Webster Parish schools.
Serving in the armed forces of WWII as assistant to the chaplain, he traveled Europe sharing his love of music with the troops in as many as 28 worship services daily.
Earle served the Lord faithfully for 50 years as the choral director for the First United Methodist Church. One of his highest tributes was being honored by the church on October 14, 2001 for his dedication. Recognized by the Governor of Louisiana, choir members and former students, they gave testimony both professionally and personally about his devotion to all who knew him.
As a member of the Piano Technician's Guild for 35 years, he served Minden and the surround areas as a piano technician. Holding many offices including local president, he traveled throughout North America and the state of Louisiana attending conventions to represent his local chapter and further his studies. He was also a member of the American Legion for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Elizabeth Perritt Cooke; two daughters, Jan Williams and husband Greg and Cathy Tomlinson and husband Ralph. He is also survived by six granddaughters, Jenny, Ashley, and McKenzie Williams and Rachel, Lauren and Connor Tomlinson; and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Perritt; and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Ben Craton, Donald Hinton, Henry Lester, A. G. "Ike" Kirkikis, Ralph Tomlinson, Greg Williams, Rod Gann and Roy Hurley. Honorary pallbearers are B. D. Gleason, Cliff Love, David Love, Paul Woodard, members of the FUMC Chancel Choir and the Piano Technician's Guild.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the many physicians and medical personnel for their care and support during his illness. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chancel Choir Room Fund, FUMC Minden, 903 Broadway.Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Minden, LA. 318-377-3412


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