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Oliver H. Nichols, Jr. (Nick)
Posted on November 12, 2001
BOSSIER CITY, LA - Memorial services for Oliver H. Nichols, Jr. (Nick) , 65, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at Rose-Neath Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Terry Hughes. 
Mr. Nichols passed away Friday, November 9, 2001 in Bossier City following a sudden illness. He was born in Selma, AL, was a former resident of Panama City, Panama and a resident of Bossier City, LA. He was retired from the U.S. Department of Defense, AMAC/TACOM.
He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver H. Nichols, Sr. and mother, Ruby Estelle Marsh Nichols.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Nichols of Bossier City, LA; son, Terry Nichols and wife, Robin of Benton, LA; daughter, Gayle Hallman of Ypsilanti, MI; one granddaughter, Bethany Provost; one grandson, Chris Hallman and was looking forward to the arrival of another grandchild; one sister, Connie Taxis of Selma, AL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the St. Jude's Children Research Center or the local animal shelter. He will be greatly missed by all.Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Mr. C. W. Ketchum
Posted on November 12, 2001
TAYLOR, AR - Funeral services for Mr. C. W. Ketchum, age 78, will be held Monday, November 12, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Bailey Mortuary with Rev. Glen Ketchum officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Sarepta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary in Springhill, LA.
Mr. Ketchum passed away Friday, November 9, 2001, in Texarkana, TX after a lengthy illness. 
Visitation will be held Sunday, November 11, 2001 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Monday, November 12, 2001, 8 a.m. until time of service.
Mr. Ketchum was a resident of Sarepta, La for over 60 years. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Assembly of God in Taylor, AR, and was retired from International Paper Company after 37 years.
He is survived by wife, Sarah Ketchum of Taylor, AR; three sons, Larry Ketchum and wife, Dianne of Texarkana, TX, Ricky Ketchum and wife, Sherry of Sarepta, LA, and Rodney Ketchum and wife, Tracie of Sarepta, LA; two daughters, Connie Belk and husband, Gilbert of Pine Bluff, AR, and Annette Chanler and husband, Keith of Cotton Valley, LA; four brothers, Rev. Glen Ketchum of Henderson, TX, Bobby Ketchum of Magnolia, AR, Tommy Ketchum of Shreveport, LA and Charles Ketchum of Shreveport, LA; two sisters, Dovie Lee of Taylor, AR, and Onita Miller of Jacksonville, AR; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Bailey Mortuary, Inc.
Springhill, LA. 318-539-3555

Betty J. Graves
Posted on November 12, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Mrs. Betty J. Graves, 73, passed away at her residence earlier this week. A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 1 p.m. Officiating the service will be Father Como of St. James Episcopal Church. 
Mrs. Graves was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church. 
She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Graves; daughters, Joy G. Brister, Mary Beth Graves; sons, Clyde N. Graves and Ralph W. Graves; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Betty J. Graves to the Diabetes Foundation. Boone Funeral Home
Shreveport Chapel, 688-5509

Mrs. Olivia Pittard Robinson
Posted on November 12, 2001
GRAND CANE, LA - Services for Mrs. Olivia Pittard Robinson, 96, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at Rose-Neath Chapel, Mansfield. Officiating will be Rev. David Permenter. Burial will be in Grand Cane Cemetery, Grand Cane, LA.
Visitation will be Monday, November 12, 2001 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to service time.Mrs. Robinson passed away Saturday, November 10, 2001 in Grand Cane, LA. She was born in Caldwell Parish, LA and was a member of the Grand Cane Baptist Church and taught High School in Grand Cane and Mansfield. She was an artist.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilmer "Pit" Pittard and her second husband, Ira P. Robinson.
She is survived by one son, Gilmer Pittard of Kilgore, TX; one daughter, Buena Stevenson of Plano, TX; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The Historic Grand Cane Association or Children's Home in Ruston, LA. Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Mansfield, La 318-872-4660

Nelwyn Hill Nichols
Posted on November 12, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral Services for Nelwyn Hill Nichols, 81, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Rob Weber, pastor of Grace Community Church and associate pastor, Clay McConnell. Interment will be in Forest Park West Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2001.
Mrs. Nichols, a navite of Shreveport, LA, passed away November 10, 2001 at her home. She was a retired co-owner of Nichols Roofing ahd Sheet Metal, member of the Ark-La-Tex Antique Car Association, member of the Ark-La-Tex Gun Club, member of the Retired Sheet Metal Association and secretary of Central American Missions Program (Camp).
Mrs. Nichols is survived by her husband, Wyett Nichols of Shreveport, LA; one son, Wyett Olen Nichols of Shreveport, LA; two daughters, Judy N. Bolen of Shreveport, LA and Marie N. Kelley of Baton Rouge, LA; one sister, Lonnie Belle Hope of Shreveport, LA; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Donald V. Bolen, David Ray Bolen, Dallas Shane Nichols, Charlie Wyett Nichols, Kristopher M. Kelley, Rodney Wayne Bolen and Patrick L. Oathout.
The family suggest memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Southside Chapel. 687-1256

Mrs. Claudia R. Walker Trussell
Posted on November 12, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA -Mrs. Claudia R. Walker Trussell, 81, passed away at her residence on November 9, 2001. 
Services will be held at Wellman Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2001 officiated by Rev. Kenneth Martin. interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 
Claudia retired from the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department after serving 21 years. She was an active member at Central Christian Church. She was faithfully dedicated to her husband, John, sons and grandchildren.
Claudia cherished life, loved her family, enjoyed traveling and sharing competitive moments with her Bridge Club.
She is survived by her husband, John C. Trussell; son, Mark R. Walker and wife Kathy, son Buck Trussell and wife Rosalind, and son, Don Trussell and wife Deborah. She had 10 grandchildren: Christen, Brandon, Ashley and Sean Walker. Jim, Scott, Susan, Joseph, Ashley and Troy Trussell and 5 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joe Sepulvado, Willard Sneed, Al Riser, Bill Duncan, Johnny Lisenbee, A.L. Williams, Frank McGuire, and Ron Stokes.
Memorials may be made in Claudia's memory to Central Christian Church.Wellman Funeral Home
Forest Park Cemeteries

L.F. "Bud" Hallett, Jr.
Posted on November 12, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - L.F. "Bud" Hallett, Jr., resident of Shreveport, LA, passed away November 11, 2001 at Christus Schumpert Grace Home. Rev. Chip Turner will conduct a memorial service to be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel.
Bud was born in Balboa, Panama Canal Zone on October 2, 1919 and was a 1939 graduate of Greenbriar Military School in Lewisburg, WV. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army, serving as Paymaster and Army Post Engineer during WWII.
He served as Lay Advisor to the Order of the Arrow and received the Silver Beaver, Wood Badge and other awards recognizing over 50 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America. He was one of the first in Norwela Council to receive the Founder's Award.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, son-in-law Joe Rudd, and grandsons, James Routt and Jay Rudd.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Mary Ann Hughes Hallett and their children, Carol Hallett Rudd of Sherwood, AR, L.F. "Buddy" Hallett, III of Shreveport, Amy Hallett of Houston, TX and Walter C. Hallett, Sr. and his wife Sanya Hallett of Bossier City, five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
We would like to acknowledge and express sincere appreciation for the many years of friendship of Bennett Politz.
Our special thanks to the In-Home Hospice Staff, Robyn and Debbie, volunteers, Peggy and Ron, and the entire staff of Christus Schumpert Grace Home. A particular thanks to Ray Norwood, Dr. Seborn Woods and Dr. Charles Black, Jr.
The family requests the omission of flowers and suggests donations be made to Christus Schumpert Grace Home, NARFE Alzheimer's Fund Chapter 1622, the American Lung Association or charity of donor's choice.Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Marshall St. Chapel, 222-0348

Conway Alexander Rieves
Posted on November 12, 2001
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Conway Alexander Rieves, 95, passed November 9, 2001 in Albuquerque, New Mexico,where she had been residing since 1997. Born in Weatherford, Texas, lived and raised a family in Shreveport, Louisiana. Conway was preceded in death by her husband, John Rieves and daughters, Jane Rieves Peterson of Albuquerque and Ann Bernhardt of Monroe, Louisiana. She is survived by son-in-law, Pete Peterson of Albuquerque, five grandsons, Chuck Peterson, Gary Peterson, and Theron Peterson, of Albuquerque; John Bernhardt of Lafayette, Louisiana, Paul Bernhardt of Salt Lake City, Utah, three great-granddaughters, Erica and Michelle Peterson of Albuquerque, and Katie Bernhardt of New Iberia, Louisiana. Conway was a charter member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Shreveport, past president of Southern Women's Literary Club, member of DAR, active in gardening, bridge, and fishing. Conway's wit, sense of humor and very pragmatic approach to life were endearing qualities to the end. Family and surviving friends will sorely miss her. Graveside service at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana, Wednesday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m. 
Arrangements under the direction of French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd, N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-843-6333

Mattie Lou Ashby
Posted on November 12, 2001
BLANCHARD, LA - Services for Mattie Lou Ashby, 84, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at Blanchard Nazarene Church. Officiating will be Alton Ashby, Jr., assisted by Rev. Joe Talhiem. Burial will be in Blanchard Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 p.m. Monday until service.
Mrs. Ashby passed away Saturday, November 10, 2001 in Bossier City, LA. She was born in Pleasant Hill, LA and was a lifelong resident of Blanchard, LA. She was a retired Blanchard librarian and served 32 months in the W.A.A.C. during WWII.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. and Mrs. A.D. Ashby, six brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her sister, Imogene Bertrand of Blanchard, LA; brothers, O.F. (Pete) Ashby of Karnack, TX and David Ashby, Sr. of Crowley, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The pallbearers will be the nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Blanchard Nazarene Church Building Fund.Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Marshall St. Chapel. 222-0348

Wilma Neifert Barnett (Mrs. Larry Barnett)
Posted on November 12, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Services for Wilma N. Barnett will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. The family will receive friends at the chapel November 13, 2001 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Burial will be at Centuries Memorial. After a long illness, Mrs. Barnett entered into the presence of her Lord on Friday, November 9, 2001.
Mrs. Barnett, affectionately known as "Grandma Bill" was born in Holyoke, Colorado on December 10, 1921 to Ben and Emma Neifert. After graduating from high school and attending business school in Denver, she met and married the love of her life - her husband of 57 years, Lawrence "Larry" Barnett.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by many. Her love of life, her sense of humor, and commitment to God will never be forgotten. She was a loving person who gave of herself, volunteering for the American Red Cross during WWII, serving as a Sunday School teacher, Cub Scout leader and volunteer at The Glen Retirement Home. She was an active member of the Hall Sunday School Class at First Presbyterian Church for thirty-seven years.
She is preceded in death by her husband; sister, Alda Marlin of Denver; on infant son, William; and her parents.
She is survived by her children; son, Robert (Bob) Barnett, his wife Theresa and their children, Lisa, Jenn and Krista, all of Beverly, Massachusetts; daughter, Ann Barnett Tew and husband Clyde and their children, Ryan, Lezley and Emily, all of Shreveport. She is also survived by a special niece, Sharon Thomas of Surprise, Arizona; sister-in-law and husband Lynn and Stu Nelson of Bethesda, Maryland; sisters-in-law, Laurie Burke and Mildred Brown of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Brett Edmonds, Dustin Edmonds, Brandon Edmonds, Walter Hartman, Jay Jones and Manson Reynolds.
Sincere appreciation to special friends, Brett and Debbie Edmonds, Bo and Melba Williams, Suzi Bison, Vernon and Chris Williams, Darwin and Mary Jack and Mary McMahon, who have been there in love and prayer during such difficult days. Also, to a sweet future granddaughter-in-law, Juli, whose sweetness lifted Grandma Bill's spirits always.
Memorials can be made to Mission of Mercy or Campus Crusade for Christ.Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Southside Chapel. 687-1256

Glenn Eloytt Lee
Posted on November 12, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Services for Glenn Eloytt Lee, 20, will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, November 12, 2001 at the Christ The King Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Joe Martina.
Mr. Lee passed away Thursday, November 8, 2001 at L.S.U. Medical Center after an automobile accident. He was born in Bossier City, LA and was a resident of Shreveport, LA. Glenn graduated from Christ The King Catholic School and Airline High School with honors, and he was a member of the Beta Club. He has been attending L.S.U.S. for the past two years.
He is survived by his father, Ting Lee; mother, Peggy Jo Lee; brothers, Gregory Lee and wife, Brandy and Garrett Lee; sister, Gina Lee; nephews, Gregory Austin, Conner Allian; paternal grandmother, King Lee; maternal grandmother, Carmanell Thornton; uncles, An-Chi Lee and wife, Shirley, I Lee and wife, San San, Ralph Walters, Charlie Walters; aunts, Nancy Lee, Martha Ann Walters, Clara Lowrie; cousins, Jeff Lee, Howard Lee, Jonathan Lowrie, Terry Lowrie.
Pallbearers will be Gregory Lee, Joey Robichaux, Charlie Weller, Patrick Lincoln, Jeff Lee, Lucas Harmon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Peters, Ryan Norman, Jonathan Johnson, Saul Stroud, Daniel and Pablo Bonilla, Brian Doss and Brandon Adkins, Clayton Doughtery, Billy Hudnell.Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Bossier Chapel. 746-2543

Major L. Brock, Sr.
Posted on November 30, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for Major L. Brock, Sr. will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Avenue Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Clarence Hicks. Visitation will be Friday, November 30, 2001 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at J. S. Williams Funeral Home.
Major L. Brock, Sr., born to the late Stella Holly Brock and Hardy Brock on September 3, 1916 in Lake End, LA, departed this life Thursday, November 22, 2001 at Christus Schumpert Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Mr. Brock was retired from Delta Air Lines where he was employed 31 years. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Sims Brock and brother, Johnny Brock. 
He is survived by his son, Major L. Brock, Jr.; grandson, Matthew Lawrence Brock; granddaughter, Cori Majors Brock; daughter-in-law, Beverly Myres Brock; niece, Ruth Wilson, nephews, Robert Wilson and Charles Wilson and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Edythe C. Todd
Posted on November 30, 2001
Bossier City, La - Services for Edythe C. Todd, 79, will be held at Boone Funeral Home in Bossier City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, November 30, 2001. A Catholic mass will be held at Saint Jude Church of Bossier City, Saturday, December 1, at 11: 00 a.m. Graveside services will be at Rose-Neath Cemetery immediately following the mass.
Edythe Campbell "Crash" Todd was born in Benton, Mississippi, in 1922 to a large family of eight children. Leaving home during WWII she met her husband, Walter, a serviceman in the Army Air Corps. As an Air Force wife, Edythe traveled the country, learned to fly (hence the nickname "Crash"), play golf, bowl and raised a family of five. An accomplished entrepreneur, she owned numerous successful businesses during her life. Edythe had a passion for life and her presence was a gift to us all. She will be missed by all who knew her.
After a battle with cancer, Edythe died November 29, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Colonel Walter S. Todd and youngest daughter, Jennifer Todd McClintock. She is survived by her daughter Vickie Estess and husband Steven of Bossier City; son Michael Todd and wife Sharon, of Minneapolis; daughter Brenda McNeely and Joe McNeely of Houston; and son Anthony Todd of Dallas. She had twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Center.
We love and miss you Mamaw!!!!!!
Bossier Chapel, 742-5361

Master Jeremy Jerard Simmons
Posted on November 30, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Graveside rites for Master Jeremy Jerard Simmons will be held Saturday, December 1st, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Benevolent Funeral Home in charge. He leaves to cherish his memory father and mother, Rev. Otis & Rhoda Simmons of Shreveport; two brothers, Ramie & Justin; grandmothers, Essie Jaggers & Janie Simmons, 3 uncles, 6 aunts, and a host of other relatives and friends; He was preceded in death by his grandfathers and one uncle. The family wishes to thank Schumpert NICU staff for their care and support. 

Janie "Mams" Elizabeth Caldwell Oxley
Posted on November 30, 2001
MANY, LA - Services for Janie "Mams" Elizabeth Caldwell Oxley, 85, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2001 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. E. E. Walker. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m., Thursday, November, 29, 2001 at the funeral home. 
Mrs. Oxley died Thursday, November 29, 2001 at Sabine Medical Center. She was born April 12, 1916 in Columbia, LA and was a resident of Blanchard, LA. Mrs. Oxley was a life long member of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Many, LA and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 171 of Many. She was retired from the Sabine Parish School Board after 25 years of service. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Oxley; sons, Gordon Oxley and Ronnie Robert; and parents, Ottis P. Caldwell and Elizabeth Caldwell. 
Survivors are one son, Charles Oxley of Shreveport, LA; two sisters, Lillian Arthur and Sally Ward both of Many, LA; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of friends in Many and Blanchard, LA. 
Mrs. Oxley will be missed by all who have known her. Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many, LA 318-256-3471

Knox L. Pyle, Jr.
Posted on November 30, 2001
LOGANSPORT, LA - Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Logansport, LA for Knox L. Pyle, Jr., 73, of Sumrall, MS, who died November 20, 2001 at Wesley Medical Center.
Mr. Pyle served in the U. S. Marine Corps and was a retired plant manager for D & S Chemical Company in Houma, LA. He was past Master of Lebanon No. 440 Masonic Lodge of Shreveport and was also a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church. 
survivors inlcude his wife Fredye Jo Pyle of Logansport, LA; two daughters, Renee Smith and husband, Mack of Sumrall, MS and their children, Shonda, Charlie, Mack jr. and Nathan; Maria Brown and husband Bobby of Denham Springs, LA and their children, Mason, Hunter and Katylin; one sister, Doris Carpenter of Kansas City, MO; and two brothers, Joe Pyle and Louis Pyle both of Odessa, TX.

Roger Evans Batton
Posted on November 30, 2001
MINDEN, LA - Services for Roger Evans Batton, 58, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Rose-Neath's Minden Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Don Woodard. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Minden, LA. 
Visitation will be 2 to 10 p.m. today and 7 a.m. till service time Saturday, December 1, 2001.
Mr. Batton, a native and lifelong resident of Minden, died Wednesday, November 28, 2001 in Shreveport, LA. He was a compressor mechanic at Duke Energy for 13-1/2 years and a member of the Parkway Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J. D. and Maxine Evans Batton. 
Survivors are his wife of 27 years, Gayle Barton Batton; sons, Kendall Batton and his wife, Teresa; and Timothy Batton; daughters, Brandy Mooney and her husband, John; and Jessica Batton all of Minden, LA; sister, Karen Batton, Heflin, LA; brother, John W. Batton and his wife, Judy of Hot Springs, AR and a host of nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers will be Gary Seegers, Coby Barton, Daniel Barton, Ricky Barton, David Ray Barton, Willie Perryman, Steve Perryman and Stanley Perryman.Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Minden Chapel, 318-377-3412

Reecie Ray Robinson, Sr.
Posted on November 30, 2001
PANOLA, TX - Funeral services for Reecie Ray Robinson, Sr., 73, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Pat Rovell, pastor of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2001 at the funeral home.
Mr. Robinson, a native of Tillatoba, MS and 12 year resident of Panola, TX, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2001 in Carthage, TX. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Pearl Robinson; brother, Tommy Robinson; and sister, Vera Elkins. 
Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Vivian Robinson; three sons, Reecie Ray Robinson, Jr., Daril Thomas Robinson and Gary Dell Robinson; three daughters, Nanette McCart and husband, Lawrence Ray, Sharon Stroble and husband, Danny, Abby Hammett and husband, Larry; sister, Dorothy Festervan; brothers, W. G. Robinson, Malcolm Lee Robinson and E. L. Robinson; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Daril Robinson, Gary Robinson, Larry Hammett, Johnny Robinson, David Robinson, Farrell Festervan, Larry Robinson, Herbert Robinson, and J. C. Wright. Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Southside Chapel, 687-1256

Eleanor H. Houston
Posted on November 30, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Graveside services for Eleanor H. Houston, 69, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Springville Cemetery, Coushatta, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Ellen Magello, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Coushatta. 
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, November 29, 2001 and Friday, November 30, 2001 until 9 p.m. each day and from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Funeral Home. 
Eleanor was born February 20, 1932 in Natchitoches Parish, LA and died Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at Willis-Knighton Pierremont. During her school years, she was valedictorian and president of her class each year. After graduation, she went to work for Gulf Oil Corporation. She later went to work for Hurley Petroleum Corporation as a corporate secretary for thirty years until she retired in 1996. During her employment, she became a member of the Board of Directors. 
She was an avid square and round dancer. Eleanor enjoyed spending much of her leisure time at her country place near Frierson, LA as well as much foreign travel. A member of First United Methodist Church in Coushatta, Eleanor will be missed dearly by her husband, nephew and many friends. 
Survivors are her husband of forty-eight years, Fred L. Houston of Shreveport, LA; and nephew, Jack C. Payne, Jr. of Metairie, LA. 
A special thanks to her very attentive and devoted doctor, Dr. John D. Bruchhaus. Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Marshall St. Chapel, 222-0348

Mrs. Shuler Wilson
Posted on November 30, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Services for Mrs. Shuler Wilson, 84, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Benevolent Funeral Home, 1624 Milam Street. Interment will follow in the Ebernezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Taylortown, LA. 
Funeral home visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2001.
Mrs. Wilson passed away Saturday, November 24, 2001 at Doctors' Hospital. She was born March 12, 1917 in Shreveport, LA to the late Mr. Albert and Mrs. Carrie Hodges Wilson. One sister preceded her in death, Alice W. Chambers and one half brother, Archie Jones. She joined the Gum Grove Methodist Church at an early age and later she united with the Saint James United Methodist Church. At the time of her death she was a member of the North Congregation Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses. 
She is survived by ten children: five daughters and five sons, Mrs. Carrie Lee (Huey), Edith Singleton, Dessie Lee (Clyde), Ruby Jean Ashley (Robert) all of Shreveport, Nadie Terrell of Los Angeles, CA; sons, Freddie Lee Wilson (Antonella) of Sicily, Italy, Ben L. Wilson (Kathleen), Claude L. Wilson (Cheryl) of Boston, MA, Bobby Ray Wilson of Seattle, WA and Cornell James Wilson (Gwen) of Shreveport; 31 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren; two special nieces, Freddie Mae England and Minnie Ola Byrd; one nephew, Archie Lee Chambers; a very special granddaughter-in-law, Trina Singleton and a host of other family members and friends.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff of Doctors' Hospital ICU Ward and 3rd floor staff.

Daniel Lee Bunch
Posted on November 30, 2001
HOUSTON, TX - Daniel Lee Bunch, 33, of Houston, died Monday, November 27, 2001. Dan was a graduate of Southwest Texas State University. He taught voice and drama, served one year as a missionary to Norway, and was currently employed as director of Theater of Arts at A. D. Players in Houston, Texas. Dan was an active member of Houston First Baptist Church, where he was involved in the music program. Dan is survived by his wife, Michelle Wolfe Bunch formerly of Waskom, Texas; nine month old daughter Hannah; his mother and step-father, Fran and Bill Hulgan of Lampasas, TX; father, Tom Bunch; three brothers, David, James and Beau and a host of other relatives and friends. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Houston, TX, 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1st. Memorial service will be held at Houston First Baptist Church on Saturday, December 1st at 3:30 p.m. 

Marion Claire Gerken Fletcher
Posted on November 30, 2001
SHREVEPORT, LA - Mrs. Marion Claire Gerken Fletcher, daughter of Richard John Gerken of Brooklyn, NY and Seligman Claire of Farmingdale, NY, died at Schumpert Medical Center on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 after a brief illness. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2001 in the chapel of Osborn Funeral Home. Reverend Crawford Williams officiated. 
Mrs. Fletcher was a native of Huntington, NY and a resident of Shreveport, LA for 46 years. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Elks Club Auxiliary Parliamentarian, Junior League of Shreveport, Cotillion Club and River Rouge Doll and Toy Club. She taught Special Education from September 1969 until November 1989 at Claiborne, Brook Street, Caddo Heights and Athens Schools and was a member of the Caddo Association of Educators, Louisiana Educational Association, National Association of Educators and Louisiana Retired Teachers Association. 
Mrs. Fletcher is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Rust, Beth Palmer and Deborah Edwards; step-daughter, Melissa Sugar; several grandchildren; sister, Jane D'Angelo; brother, Richard Gerken; and third mother, Marion Gerken.
The family requests that memorials be made to Parkinson Research. 
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Christine McBuckhalter. Osborn Funeral Home
865-8426


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