Services for Mr. Ernest Lanier were held at Harrisonburg Methodist
Church in Harrisonburg on July 2, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Cindy
Graber officiating. Burial was held in Harrisonburg Cem.
Mr. Lanier died July 1, 1999 at the age of 90. He was a retired principal
of Harrisonburg High School, a member of Harrisonburg Methodist Church,
was on the Board of Alderman and taught adult Sunday school.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Lanier.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Field of Pollock Pines, CA; a brother,
Ted Lanier, of Manifest; four nephews and eight nieces.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Cole, Maxie Taunton, Louis Smith, Billy Wright,
Ily Ewing and Mike Tubre.
Carey S. Bass
Services for Carey S. Bass, of Vidalia, were held today (Wednesday),
July 7, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Huey Tarpley and Rev. Frank Bass officiating. Burial will be in the Natchez
City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Mr. Bass was born July 11, 1910 in Olla to Carey Thomas and Bertie
Rosella Ratcliff Bass. He died July 4, 1999 in his residence.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vidalia, where he was
an active member of the Adult Four Men's Sunday School Class. He was retired
from Johns Manville in 1974 after 26 years of service. Mr. Bass was a World
War II Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Eula Mae Cobb Bass,
brothers, Warren Bass and Blanchard Bass and an infant sister, Mary Helen
Survivors include his wife, Dee Wright Bass of Vidalia; daughters and
sons-in-law, Kaye and Richard Lattanzi of Arlington, TX, Faye and James
Padilla of Fort Worth, TX; grandchilren, Paul and Christie Lattanzi, John
and Nicki Ortiz and Melissa and Dewayne Camby; great grandchildren, Brandon
Camby, Nathan Ortiz and Miranda Lattanzi; sisters Idell Lucas of Pollock,
Hallye Doshier of Jonesville and Ercell Evans of Orange, TX.
Pallbearers will be James E. Jones, Bill Ward, Eldon Stigall, Roy Rushing,
Charlie Randall, Royce Whittington. Honorary pallbearers will be the members
of the Adult Four Men's Sunday School Class.
Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church of Vidalia.
Glen Eugene Martin Sr.
Services for Glen Eugene Martin Sr. were held Saturday, July 3, 1999
at Young's Funeral Home Chapel in Ferriday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Frely
officiating. Interment was held at Legion Memorial Cemetery in Newlton,
LA under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.
Mr. Martin was born January 6, 1932 and died July 2, 1999 at the age
of 67. He was manager of the Budweiser Distributorship.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores Martin of Ferriday;three daughters,
Glenda Fulford of Vidalia, Tracey Bailey of Ferriday, and Terry Armstrong
of Baton Rouge; two sons, Glen Martin Jr. of Vidalia, and Eddie Martin
Hattiesburg, MS; two brothers, Richard Martin of West Monroe and Royce
Martin of Greenville, MS; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gene Brakenridge, Hubert Lee McGlothin, Don Stringer,
Ronnie Lewis, Richard Cain, and Mickey Dean.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert Reininger, Randy Reininger and Floyd
Peggy B. Stockman
Services for Peggy B. Stockman were held Thursday, July 1 at the United
Pentecostal Church in Corvallis, OR. Interment was held in the Locke Cemetery
in Corvallis, OR under the direction of McHenry Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stockman died June 26, 1999 of natural causes at St. Vincent's
Hospital in Portland OR at the age of 60.
She was born and raised in Louisiana and moved to Corvallis in 1979
were she worked for many years at P.I.P. Printing.
She is survived by two daughters, Carla S. Adams of Clackamas, OR and
Cindy Stockman of Tigard, OR; two sons, Gary Stockman of Monterey, LA and
Nicky Stockman of Foley, AL; four sisters, Anne Golding of Fort Worth,
TX, Katie Gordon of Harrisonburg, LA, Mary Lou Alexander of Manifest, LA
and Nell Sanders of Jena, LA; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
William J. "Bud" Smith
Services for William J. "Bud" Smith, 73, of Jonesville, will be held
at 2 p.m. today, (Wednesday), July 7, 1999 in the chapel of Community Memorial
with Dr. Paul Kobb officiating. Interment will be in Ogden Cemetery under
direction of Community Memorial Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Williams died Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at Veterans Administration
Medical Center, Pineville after an extended illness.
He was a native of Franklin Parish, a resident of Jonesville, a retired
welder and farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include the mother of his children Pat Nealy Kenny; his children,
Shannon Smith of LaPlace, Karen Smith of Fort Necessity and Glenn Smith
of Jonesville; one sister Cynthia DeBlieux of Liddieville; one brother,
Will T. Smith of Many; grandchildren, Jeremy Smith, Cole Smith, Slade Smith
and DeKota Smith.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Jennings, David DeBleiux, Devon DeBlieux,
John Smith, Toxie Tarver, T-Jack Smith and Joe Slaughter.
Lizzie P. Sandidge
Services for Lizzie P. Sandidge were held at New Era Baptist Church
on July 8, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Alton Thompson officiating.
Burial was held in New Era Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction
of Young's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sandidge died July 6, 1999 at the age of 86. She was a resident
of Acme, LA, a homemaker and a member of New Era Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sandidge, Jr.; two
brothers, Tillman Pecanty and Sherman Pecanty; and one sister, Mary White.
Survivors include her son Bobby Sandidge of Acme, LA; her daughter,
Adella Paul of Acme, LA and a brother Joe L. Pecanty of Acme, LA.
Pallbearers were Alton Pecanty, Mitchell Pecanty, Ronnie Thompson,
Charles Ray Bordelon, Marcus Paul and C.D. Sandidge.
Services for Mrs. Beulah C. Stevenson Collins were held February 13,
1999 at Ackland Creek Baptist Church in Jonesville, LA with Rev. Ronnie
McFarland officiating. Interment was held in Ackland Creek Cemetery under
the direction of Howard's Funeral Home of Jonesville. LA.
Mrs. Collins was born on June 2, 1909 and died February 7, 1999 at
the age of 89. She was a dedicated teacher, a loving wife and mother and
an active community and church worker.
She is survived by a son, Rowden L. Collins of Dallas, TX; a daughter
Cora C. McClendon of Garland TX; five grandchildren and a number of nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Active pallbearers were Abe Stevenson, Robert Stevenson, Eddie J. Stevenson,
Levi Stevenson, Alonzo Stevenson and Kirfred Watkins.
Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Wright, Frank Thomas, Jr., Lee Clyde
Collins, Woodrow Martin, Jr., T.D. Martin, Jr. and John D. Mills.
Bertye McMillin Edwards
Services for Mrs. Bertye McMillin Edwards were held Friday, July 9,
1999 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jonesville with the Revs.
Jim Taylor and Mac Walker officiating. Burial was held in Woodlawn Cemetery
in Jena, LA under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Edwards was born February 16, 1910 and died July 7, 1999 at the
age of 89. She was a retired owner/operator of Edwards Motel and Restaurant
and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Edwards; three brothers
and two sisters.
She is survived by two sons, Mayor Billy Edwards of Jonesville, LA,
and Bobby Edwards of Alabama and one daughter, Pattee Bagbey, of Augusta,
Pallbearers were Lank Estes, Ed Taylor, Emmitt Taylor, Mister Edwards,
Roger Jones and Tommy Bagbey.
Billy Ray Freeman
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Ray Freeman were held Friday, July 16,
1999 at 11:00 a.m. in the Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony
Ganey officiating. Burial followed with full military honors in the Monterey
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Freeman was born March 21, 1936 in Bude, MS, the son of the late
Norman and Florine Campbell Freeman. He was a retired captain in the United
States Marine Corp. He served 20 years of active service which included
one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He was awarded several medals
and awards for his service which include the National Defense Service Medal,
Naval Commendation Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star.
After retirement he worked for the Natchez Democrat, Concordia Sentinel
and Catahoula News Booster. He had a passion for writing and was an avid
contributor to opinion columns for area newspapers. He was a member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and was past governor of
the Natchez Moose Lodge. Mr. Freeman was of the Baptist faith. He was a
devoted husband of 42 years and a loving father and grandfather and will
be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jackson Freeman of Monterey; his
daughters, Wanda Gatlin of Monterey, Rhonda and husband Kenny Boyd of Natchez,
Jackie Dunigan of Monterey, Lisa and husband Al Neal of Denham Springs,
LA, Monica and husband Mitchell Field of Cleveland, MS, and thirteen grandchildren.
Pallbearers were members of the United States Marine Corp Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ethel Mae Harrington Rehm
Services for Ethel Mae Harrington Rehm were held Friday, July 16, 1999
at Young's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lyndle Bullard officiating. Burial
was held in Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, MS under the direction of
Young's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rehm died July 12, 1999 in Baton Rouge at the age of 91. She was
a charter member of Victoria Baptist Church. She was active in many outreach
programs affiliated with the church until the onset of her debilitating
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Houston Rehm;
a daughter, Helen Claire Rehm; a son-in-law, Daniel E. Smith, Jr.; a daughter-in-law,
Mary K. Rehm; a grandson, Carl Merrill Rehm; a great grandson, Casey Andrew
Mishler; and two brothers, James Edward Harrington and Claude Lee Harrington.
Survivors include three daughter, Marylin Rehm of Baton Rouge, Mrs.
Eddie Ray Nell Moots of Hillsboro, OH, Mrs. Daniel E. Louise Smith of Tampa
FL; three sons, William Lester and wife Helen, Rehm of Huntsville, AL,
Glenn Edward Rehm of Milton, WV, and Houston Wayne and wife, Lynn Rehm
of Baton Rouge; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren;
six step great-grandchildren; one sister, Alma Louise and husband, F.B.
Scates of McKenzie, TN and numerous nieces and nephews, also good friends
and neighbors, including Velma Sanson.
Services for Mr. Roy Paul, 69, of Ferriday, were held July 14, 1999
at Young's Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Mr. Don Tate officiating.
Interment was held in Paul Family Cemetery in Monterey under the direction
of Young's Funeral Home.
Mr. Paul died July 12, 1999 in Ferriday. He was retired from Concordia
Electric Cooperative were he worked for thirty-two years. He was a member
of the Ferriday Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lula Paul and a son,
He is survived by his wife, Marigene Paul of Ferriday; a son Richie
Paul and wife Debbie Paul of Monterey; a brother Carlie Paul of Patterson,
LA; a sister Aloha Welch of Monterey; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Danny Paul, Greg Duncan, Jeffery Paul, Alfred Corken,
Buddy Watson and Joe Duncan.
Honorary pallbearers were Marshall Wright, Dr. Herman Gibson and Jeff
Ruth V. Grimshaw
Services for Mrs. Ruth V. Grimshaw, 73, of Sicily Island were held
Wednesday, July 14 at the chapel of Community Memorial with Rev. Charles
Langford officiating. Interment followed at New Winnsboro Cemetery under
the direction of Community Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Grimshaw passed out of this world for a richer place on Monday
July 12, 1999 at her residence. She was a resident of Sicily Island, a
homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Grimshaw is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lucille
Veuleman, husband, Eugene Grimshaw, children Barbara Gail Grimshaw, and
Fred Parker and a brother Aubrey "Slim" Veuleman.
Ruth lovingly is survived and missed by her daughter Lynn Lee and husband
Pollard of New Iberia, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren,
her brother, Charles Veuleman and wife Shirley of Winnsboro, and her sister-in-law,
Alice G. Willis of Little Rock, AR.
Pallbearers were Luke Lee, John Lee, Keith Stephens, Kelly Parker,
Larry Riley and Larry Veuleman.
Tony Glenn Bryant
Graveside services for Tony Glenn Bryant were held at McNair Cemetery
in McNair, MS on July 12, 1999 at 12:30 with Rev. Brian Chelette officiating.
Mr. Bryant was born June 18, 1955 and died July 9, 1999 at the age
of 44. He was a large engine mechanic and a member of the pentecostal faith.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Cathy Bryant and his father, Steve
He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Bryant of Columbia; two sons,
Anthony Bryant of Alexandria and Joshua Bryant of Baton Rouge; a brother,
Steve Bryant of Natchez; a sister, Karen Bryant of Vidalia and his mother
Willie Mae Bryant of Vidalia.
Pallbearers were David Campbell, Ronnie Bryant, Larry Craft and David
Marion V. Sumrall
Services for Marion V. Sumrall, 78, of Jonesville, were held at 10
a.m., Sunday, July 18, 1999 at Lake Lily Baptist Church with the Revs.
Frank Bass and Bill Cotton officiating. Interment was in Jena Cemetery,
under direction of Young's of Jonesville.
Mr. Sumrall was a retired salesman for National Service Industry. He
was a member of Lake Lily Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge No 110 of Harrisonburg,
Al-Bar Shrine Temple, San Diego, CA, a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign
Wars, and over 40 years in Fleet Reserve Association. Masonic graveside
serves were held.
He will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was born May 13, 1921 in Nebo and died July 16, 1999 in Riverland
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth M. Sumrall, his wife, Audrey
D. Sumrall, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sumrall, one brother, Howell
I. Sumrall, two sisters, Lessie Morris and Ruby Wiggins.
Survivors include one son, Ernest Blaney of Harrisonburg; one daughter,
LaDonna Blaney of Lafayette; three sisters, Lucy Wiggins, of Jonesville,
Era Guillory of Birmingham, AL, and Gaye Randall of Jonesville; a speical
friend, Edna Parrish; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ernest Blaney, Roger Randall, Kenneth Sumrall, Pete
Sumrall, Bobby Hudnall and Michael Wiggins.
Services for Neta Williams, 85, of Jonesville, were held at 11 a.m.,
Saturday, July 17, 1999 in Young's Funeral Home Chapel, Ferriday, with
the Rev. Frank Bass officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetary, Rhinehart.
Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a member of Lake Lily Baptist Church.
She was born November 14, 1913 in Jonesville and died July 14, 1999
Survivors include her husband, Burrell Williams of Jonesville; one
son, Gerald Williams of Hammond; two sisters Inez Manning of Olla and Mamie
Marvin of New Orleans; two grandchildren, Carmen Stephens and Tom Williams;
three great grandchildren, Drake Stephens, Drew Stephens and Alli Williams.
Pallbearers were Jerry Davis, Jimmy McMillin, Bary McMillin, Donald
McMillin, Gilbert McMillin and Hal McMillin. Honorary pallbearers were
Joe Rachal and Mike Ewing.
Johnny Van Drane
Services for Johnny Van Drane, 37, of Vidalia, were held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 18, 1999 in chapel of Young's Funeral Home of Ferriday, with
the Rev. Denny Braswell officiating.
Mr. Drane was an oilfield worker and a member of First Baptist Church
of Ferriday. He was born May 7, 1962 in Ferriday and died July 14, 1999
He was preceded in death by his father Judson Lee "Blackie" Drane.
Survivors include his mother, Wanda Drane, of Vidalia; three brothers,
Charles Montgomery of Sunset, TX, Howard "Bubba" Drane of Ferriday and
Jud Drane of Seattle, WA; three sisters, Jo Lynn Causey of Beaumont, TX,
Donna Sanford of Calhoun and Priscilla Drane of Harrisonburg; nieces and
nephews, Tomika, Shianne, Kylea Drane, Mathew, Patrick, Travis Montgomery
and Sierra Causey.
Verlie Trisler Morace
Services for Verlie Trisler Morace,92, of Mayna, LA, were held at the
Mayna Church of God on Thursday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd
Trisler and Rev. Tim Taylor officiating. Burial was held at Palo Alto Cemetery
in Mayna, LA under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Morace was born September 23, 1906 in Mayna, LA and died July
20, 1999. She was a retired Postmaster and a lifelong member of the Mayna
Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Silton P. Morace;
her parents, Walter C. and Minerva Forman Trisler; two sisters and two
She is survived by her son, Leroy and wife Ola Paul of Monterey; her
daughter, Dave and husband Elbert Ryder of Deville; a brother, Mitchell
Trisler of Mayna; five sisters, Frozine White, and Faith Gemar of Mayna,
Melinda Trisler of Rayville, Juanita Paul of Deville, and Maude Calhoun
of Monterey; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Phillip Paul, Wesley Ryder, J.M. Trisler, Alfred Gemar
Jr., J.W. Calhoun and Dickey Trisler.
Honorary pallbearers were her nephews.
Mary "May" Chevallier
Services for Mrs. Mary "May" Chevallier were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday,
July 23, 1999 in the Chapel of Hixon Bros. Inc. of Jena with the Reverends
Joey Paul, Mac Walker and Tom Lowe officiating. Burial was held in Woodlawn
Cemetery of Jena.
Mrs. Chevallier, 101, of Jonesville died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, July
21 in LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Melba Bradford of Jonesville, Pearl
Gibson and Marie Gibson, both of Jena; one son, Blanchard Chevallier of
Jonesville; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and six
Pallbearers were Turner Sanders, Bobby Francis, J.A. "Hig" Hailey,
Pete Hopkins, Earnest Taylor and Buster Scroggs.
Amelia Ann Jackson
Services for Amelia Ann Jackson were held at Young's Funeral Home Chapel
in Ferriday on Tuesday, August 3, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. David
Porter officiating. Burial was held in Jena Cemetery under the direction
of Young's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jackson died August 1, 1999 at the age of 41. She was born September
5, 1957 and was a resident of Vidalia. She is preceded in death by her
father Bobby Jackson and her mother Norma Jean Jackson.
Survivors include her brother, Edwin and wife Becky Jackson of Vidalia;
her uncles, Billy Jackson and George Jackson both of Ferriday; two nephews,
Robert Jackson and Matt Jackson; and two nieces, Caitlin Jackson and Crystal
Pallbearers were Sammy Jackson, George Jackson, Jason Jackson, L.R.
Poole, Danny Hawkins and Matt Jackson.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Jackson, George Jackson, Gary Byrd and
James L. "Red" Simpson
Services for James L. "Red" Simpson, 73, of Shaw, LA, were held Wednesday,
August 4, 1999 at Young's Funeral Home Chapel in Ferriday with the Reverends
Dale Robinson and Wade Robinson officiating. Interment was held in Dewey
Cemetery in New Era, LA under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.
Mr. Simpson was born January 18, 1926 and died August 2, 1999 in Ferriday.
He was a commercial fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Fannie Simpson of Shaw; two daughter, Jane
Reeves and Joyce Mulvihill both of Ferriday; one son, J.L. Simpson of Shaw;
one brother, Henry Simpson of Monterey; two half brothers, Malcolm Fisher
of Vidalia and Louis Fisher of Shaw; one sister, Ida Simpson of Oscola,
FL; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Greg Bergeron, Jaques Dupree, Ted Adams, Shelton Simpson,
Jack Worthy and Jimmy Smith.
Honorary pallbearer was Blake Gremillion.
Frank Hotard, 86, of Russellville, died Tuesday, August 3, 1999 at
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.
Born December 30, 1912, at Jonesville, he was the son of the late Justin
Richard and Laura Young Hotard. He was electronics technician for the U.S.
Forest Service, retiring in 1976 after 39 years of service. He was an Army/Air
Force veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater and receiving
five Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
Mr. Hotard was a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans,
National Association of Retired Federal Employees and American Association
of Retired Persons, serving as assistant state coordinator for the AARP's
55 ALIVEprogram from 1981 to 1988. HE was a deacon at First Baptist Church
and a former Sunday school teacher and lay speaker.
An avid ham radio operator for 50 years, he was a member of the Arkansas
River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation, Navy Military Amateur Radio Service
(MARS) and Gulf Coast Hurricane Network.
He was preceeded in death by a daughter, Mary Jean Manskar.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ethel C. Hotard; a son-in-law
and his wife, Tommy and Jo Anne Manskar of Russellville; two sisters, Audrey
Denny of Ferriday, and Mary Belle Camus of New Orleans; a granddaughter,
Nicole Ross of Sherwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 10 a.m Friday, at Shinn Chapel by the Rev. Stephen
Davis. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were, Larry Gulick, Robin Shaddox, Ben Hillis, Clifford
Smoke, Tommy Manskar, Ken Olmstead and Dr. Tom B. Wilson. Honorary pallbearers
were members of the Navy MARS Ham Club.
Frazier Robinson Jr.
Services for Frazier Robinson Jr. were held Saturday, July 10, 1999
at 12:00 noon in Wisconsin Memorial Park with Elder Christopher Tolbert
officiating. Interment was held in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield,
Mr. Robinson Jr. was born on May 5, 1946 and died July 4, 1999 at his
home at the age of 53. Frazier joined the United States Army in 1968 and
received an honorable discharge in 1970. He relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
were he worked for Ambrosia Chocolate for six years and then with AC Delco
where he remained until ill health forced him into early retirement.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frazier Robinson Sr. and one
son, Everett Major.
Survivors include his wife, Lula Robinson; two sons, Rodney Deangelo
and Frazier III, both of Milwaukee, WI; three daughters, Marcella Robinson
of Milwaukee, WI, Ramona Lisa Pittman of Atlanta, GA and Veronica Lynette
Robinson-Yates of Woodridge, Virginia; eight grandchildren; his mother,
Sarah Robinson and twelve siblings.
Pallbearers were Gregory Tolbert, Eric Pittman, Timothy Yates, Michael
Huddleston, T.C. McClain and Duron Russ.
Honorary pallbearers were Frazier Robinson III, Rodney Robinson, Kevin
Robinson, George Robinson and Larry Robinson.
Margaret Irene Beavers
Services for Mrs. Margaret I. Beavers were at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August
10, 1999 in the chapel of Hixson Bros. Funeral Home of Jena with Revs.
S.B. Spinks and Albert Vickers officiating. Burial will be in Belah Cemetery
Mrs. Beavers, 82, of Jena died at 7:30 P.M. Sunday, August 8, 1999
at LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.
She was a Homemaker.
Survivors include two Daughters, Peggy Beavers McFadden of Houston
Tx. and Bonnie Ewing of Jonesville; one Son,Bobby R. Beavers of Monroe;
one brother, James Parker of Denton, Tx. six Grandchildren and eight Great
Pallbearers were Tim Mitchell, Dale Mitchell, Bill Appleby, Jeff Ewing
and Judas Gunter.
Annie Elizabeth Tomlinson
Services for Annie Elizabeth Tomlinson, 82, of Harrisonburg, were held
at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 1999 in Rosin Creek Pentecostal Church with
the Revs. A.J. Kimball, Rusty Hathcock and Norris Poole officiating. Interment
was in Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Young's of Jonesville.
Mrs. Tomlinson was a housewife and a member of Rosin Creek Pentecostal
She was born November 12, 1916 in Deville and died August 13, 1999
Survivors include three sons, James A. Tomlinson of Tomball, TX, Jeff
Tomlinson of LaPlace and H.J. Tomlinson of Harrisonburg; two daughers,
Muriece Randall of Nebo and Eva Mason of Helfin; fifteen grandchildren
and thirteen great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Effie Beatrice Worthey Holloway
Services for Effie Beatrice Worthey Holloway, 83, of Ferriday, were
held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 23, 1999 in Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday,
with the Rev. Bobby Cruise officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Holloway was a homemaker. She was born April 14, 1916 in Frankin
City, MS and died August 21, 1999 at Natchez, MS.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ben "Rip" Holloway, her parents
Willie and Fannie Matthews Worthey, seven brothers and one sister.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Lonnie McDonald
of Ferriday; one grandson, Dale McDonald of Ferriday; one granddaughter
and husband, Ann and Robert Yakey of Ferriday; two great grandsons, Michael
Yakey of Ferriday and Troy McDonald of Ferriday.
Pallbearers were family members.
Services for Jack Adams, 91, formerly of Catahoula Parish, were held
at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 1999 at First Baptist Church of Jonesville
with Dr. Ralph Webber officiating. Interment was in Heard's Cemetery, Manifest,
under direction of Young's Funeral Home of Jonesville.
Mr. Adams was a retired cattleman and rancher. He was born April 17,
1908 in Jonesville and died August 18, 1999 at Little Rock, Arkansas. He
was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesville, 4-Rivers Masonic Lodge
for 70 years, Catahoula Parish Deputy Sheriff for 10 years and served with
U.S. Army 3860th SCU, World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lois Manning Adams of Redfield,
AR; one daughter Jacquelyn and husband, Mike Glass of Redfield, AR; one
brother, Temple Adams of Monroe; one sister Ruby LaPrarie of Delhi; four
granddaughters, Nicole, Candice, Britteny and Heather; three great grandsons;
two great granddaughters.
Pallbearers were Morris Wilson, Tommy Tiffee, Craig Edwards, Dayton
Young, Mike Taylor and Darrell White. Honorary pallbearers were deacons
of First Baptist Church.
Roberta Sholar Turner
Services for Roberta Sholar Turner, 34, of Jonesville, were held at
10 a.m. Friday, August 20, 1999 at Evangel Temple Assembly of God Church
of Ridgecrest, with the Revs. Huey Bradford and James Foster officiating.
Interment was in Sholar Family Cemetery, Ferriday, under direction of Young's
Mrs. Turner was a homemaker and a member of Utility Baptist Church.
She was born August 19, 1964 in Jackson, MS and died August 18, 1999.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Turner of Jonesville; one son William
Oliver III of Jonesville; one daughter, Whitney Nicole Oliver of Jonesville;
her parents Burlie and Betty Sholar, Jr. of Ferriday; step son Roy Allen
Turner of Jonesville; one step son, James William Turner of Jonesville;
one brother, Burlie L. Sholar, III of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Shelia
Diane Hobbs of Monterey and Beverly Kaye Thomas of Simmsboro; two nieces,
Sloane Hobbs of Monterey and Kaitlin Savannah Sholar of Simmsboro; a host
of cousins, aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers were Tommy Faulkner, Cody Higdon, John Breland, Shayne
Breland, Charles Strickland and Perry Corbett.
Lucille Gaharan Franks, 85, of Jena, died at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, August
10, 1999, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jena
and was a former deputy Clerk of Court for LaSalle Parish. She was born
July 1, 1914 at Tullos to the union of Philip Steele Gaharan, M.D. and
Lillie Alexander Gaharan.
Services were held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 12, 1999 in the chapel
of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Albert Vickers
and Elton Cahoon officiating.
Burial was in Alexander Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Kinner
and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Franks, of Jena; one son, William
Franks of Jena; one sister, Louise Peyton of Jonesville; a number of nieces
Pallbearers were, Bernard Waggoner, Ernie Peyton, Harry Peyton, Lester
Peyton, Julian Richey and Jim Baker.
Honorary pallbearers were L.T. Moseley, Donald Gaharan, Kirby Corley,
Jimmy Manning, Forest Mixon and Jack Willis.
Memorials may be made to Mission in Action, First Baptist Church, of
Jena, P.O. Box 1379, Jena, LA, 71342.
Eva A. Gore
Services for Eva A. Gore, 80, of Sicily Island, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
August 24, 1999 at Norris Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Houston officiating.
Interment was in Oakley Cemetery, under the direction of Community Memorial
Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Gore died Sunday, August 22, 1999 at Saint Francis Medical Center
in Monroe. She was a resident of Sicily Island, a retired nurses aide with
Rosalie Nursing Home and a member of Norris Hill Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband Tom Gore.
Survivors include her children, Bertha Graves of Ferriday, Billy Gore
of Sicily Island and Debbie Ferrington of Sicily Island; two brothers,
Donnie Ray Parker of Sicily Island and Bennie Ray Parker of Gilbert; six
grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services for Faye Barber Montgomery, 88, of Sicily Island, will be
held today (Wednesday), August 25, 1999 at 12:00 p.m. in Comer Funeral
Home Chapel, with the Rev. Cindy Graber officiating. Interment will be
in Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, MS.
Mrs. Montgomery died Sunday, August 22, 1999 at Riverland Medical Center.
was born November 6, 1910 at Summerfield, LA to the union of William Merrell
and Alice Raley Barber.
She was alifelong resident of Sicily Island and a member of First United
Methodist Church in Sicily Island. She also retired from the Ferriday Hospital
as a medical technician.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Montgomery, a daughter,
Barbara Faye Martin and a granddaughter, Sharon Faye Jackson.
Survivors include one grandson, Raymond Jackson of Conroe, TX; five
great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be R.G. Price, Richard Price, Marvin Nolan Jr., A.B.
Chisum, Jr., Clarendon Peck, Jr. and Roy Evans.
Melba Joyce Brown
Services for Melba Joyce Brown, 52, of Harrisonburg, were held at 2
p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church, with
Rev. Russell Hathcock officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery
under direction of Community Memorial Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mrs. Brown died Monday, August 30, 1999, at her residence after an
extended illness. She was a resident of Harrisonburg, a homemaker and a
member of Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Doris Punchard.
Survivors include her husband Willie Lee Brown of Harrisonburg; her
children, Laura Williams of New Orleans, Leslie Brown of Jonesville and
Wesley Brown of New Orleans; sisters and brothers, Shirley Barrett, Charles
Carlton, Marilyn Brixey, Vina Ellis and Raybon Wesberry all of Ferriday,
Tammy Barfoot of Monterey, Ronnie Wesberry of Jonesville and Donnie Wesberry
of Carencro; her mother, Bessie Wesberry of Ferriday; a host of grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Janice "Jan" Ann Pritchard
Services for Janice "Jan" Ann Pritchard, 43, of Jonesville, were held
at 10 a.m. Friday, August 27, 1999 at First United Methodist Church of
Jonesville, with the Revs. Dawn Stoker and David Carlton officiating. Interment
was in Heard Cemetery, Manifest, under direction of Young's Funeral Home
Mrs. Pritchard was born February 9, 1956 in Jonesville and died August
25, 1999 in Jonesville.
She was director of counseling at New Beginnings Resource Center, a
member of First United Methodist Church of Jonesville, Board of Directors
of Tri Parish Mental Health Association, former member of Jonesville Women's
She is preceded in death by her mother Imogene McMillin and a brother,
Roy Randy McMillin.
Survivors include her husband, Mickey Pritchard of Jonesville; two
daughters, Angela Pritchard and Jamie Pritchard both of Jonesville; her
father, Robbie McMillin of Jonesville; one brother, David McMillin of Jonesville;
three sisters, Robbie Wilson of Jonesville, Corrie Porter of Eldorado,
AR and Mary King of Jonesville; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Sheriff Ronnie Book, Ben King, Mike Taylor, Ray Cooper,
Jr., Hub King, James Wesley Porter, Nick Nicholson and Bobby King. Honorary
pallbearers were Dennis Gardner, William Osborne and Dr. David McCoy.
Linnie K. White
Services for Linnie K. White, 92, of Jonesville, were held at 10 a.m.,
Monday, August 30, 1999 in First Pentecostal Church of Jonesville, with
the Revs. Jack Knapp and Bryan Taylor officiating. Interment was in White
Ridge Cemetery near Jonesville.
Mrs. White was born May 2, 1907 in New Era to William (Bill) and Rose
W. White Kimble and died August 28, 1999 in Riverland Medical Center, Ferriday.
She was a lifelong resident of Catahoula Parish, a member of First
Pentecostal Church of Jonesville and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. White, a daughter,
Virginia Tiser and two sons, Acie White and Lloyd White.
Survivors include one son, Jack White of Jena; a daughter Daisy W.
Davis of Winnsboro; one sister, Daisy Holland of Bootheville; sixteen grandchildren;
twenty-six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Glen Tiser, Ricky White, James Clifford Davis, Bruce
Davis, Brian White, Barry White, Craig White, John White and John Wesley
Tiser, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Richard B. Tiser, John Tiser III,
Jason Tiser, Jodie Tomlinson, Andy Davis, Jay Davis, Christopher White,
Brantley White and Brett White.
Doris V. Tubeville Smythe
Graveside services for Doris V. Tubeville Smythe, 81, of Natchez, MS
were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Natchez,
MS, with Rev. Julius Roberts officaiting. Interment was under direction
of Young's of Ferriday.
Mrs. Smythe was born August 3, 1918 in Downsville to the union of Edgar
and Clara Turbeville and died August 30, 1999 in Natchez, MS. She was a
homemaker and a member of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include two daughters, Elot Cauthen of Natchez, and Mariolyn
Britt of Vidalia; two sisters, Faye Newton and Jean Shivers; one brother,
Dallas Turbeville; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Lillie (Man) Jordan, Jr.
Services for Lillie (Man) Jordan, Jr. were held Saturday, August 14,
1999 at 1:00 p.m. in New Zion Baptist Church, Foules, with the Rev. T.A.
Baker, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery,
under direction of Richardson & Sims Funeral Home.
Mr. Jordan was born to the union of Sylvia Perry Jordan and Lillie
Jordan, Sr., November 27, 1926 in Catahoula Parish. He died Sunday, August
8, 1999 in Natchez Community Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Jordan of Los Angeles, CA; seven
sons, Charles Jordan of Chicago, IL, Levandia Jordan of St. Joseph, Willie
Jordan of Wiggins, MS, Harvey Robinson of Kentwood, Brian Robinson of Washington,
D.C. and Robert Robinson of Ferriday; one daughter, Doretha Robinson of
Alexandria, one brother, L.C. Blake of Baton Rouge; five sisters, Annie
Jordan of Monroe, Minnie Thomas of Oakdale, Ida Evans of Monroe, Lillie
M. Gardner of Leesville and Cealia Flowers of Natchez; twenty-one grandchildren;
nineteen great grandchildren; three aunts and many nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends. Two special friends, William Gaines and Shirley
Pallbearers were, William Gains, A.C. Washington, Soloman England,
Donnie Arnett, Wilbert Washington and George Webb.
Honorary pallbearers were, Charles Jordan, Harvey Robinson, Brian Robinson,
Willie Jordan, Thomas Robinson and Robert Robinson.
Willa Dean Bush
Willa Dean Bush, 68, of Larto, La. died Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at
Born August 8, 1931 in Book,La. She was a homemaker.
Funeral Services were held at Larto Baptist Church Larto, La. on Thursday
September 2, 1999 at 10:00 with the Revs. Mack Walker & Larry Doughty.
Burial was in the Pease Cemetery in Larto, La.
Survivors are her husband Ralph Bush; one son Gary E. Bush; two brothers
Roger Book and Harold 'Buddy' Book; one sister Carole Rabalais.
Pallbearers were Harold Book Jr., Mark Rabalais, Scott Rabalais, Ricky
White, Winfred Wiley, Jr., and Kenny Smith. Honorary pallbearers were members
of the Larto Baptist Church.
Betty Ruth Williams
Services for Betty Ruth Williams, 67, of Rector, AR, were held at 2
p.m., Sunday, September 5, 1999 in McDaniel Chapel, Kennett, MO, with the
Revs. Jerry Gregory and Marston Carpenter officiating. Interment was in
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, under direction of McDaniel Funeral Home of
Mrs. Williams died Friday, September 3, 1999 in her residence. She
was born March 21, 1932 in Guy, AR to the late Marvin and Irma Bess Glover
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Hubert,
Marvin R., Rayburn and Hoyet Poole.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Williams of Rector; one son, Joey
Williams of Jonesville; one daughter, Pamela Williams Maddock and her husband,
Glenn of Rector; four grandchildren, Holly Williams, Stephen Williams and
J.W. Williams all of Gloster, MS and Glenn Maddock, Jr. of Warner Robins,
Georgia; four brothers, Jimmy Poole of Natchez, Jerry Poole of Kennett,
Larry Poole of New Iberia and Gaylon Poole of Bonne Terre, MO; four sisters
Robbie Gordan of Rector, Bessie Jo Gill of Kennett, Patsy Hulett of Tulsa,
OK and Deborah Lormand of Nashville, TN; other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were Ted Williams, Dena Carter, John Williams, Randy Williams,
Matthew Poole and Jeffery Poole.
Memorials may be made to the cancer fund.
Services for Jack Johnson were held at Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church
of Jonesville, La on Saturday, September 4, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.with the
Rev. Norris Poole officiating. Burial was held at Heard's Cemetery, Manifest,
La. under the direction of Young's Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson, born May
1, 1911, in Moro Bay, Arkansas,and died September 2, 1999 at the age of
88. He was was a nightwatchman at Delta Farms.
He is predeeded in death by his wife, Katherine Cecil Johnson; a daughter
Maudell and Johnson Cagle.
Survivors are sons, Roy Johnson of Belle Chase, La.,Hubert Johnson
of Linden, Tx., and Bobby Johnson of Nacogdoches, Tx. His daughters Patsy
Prewitt of Jena,La and Jackie Poole of Enterprise, La. He had 22 grandchildren,
46 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren.
Amos J. Franklin
Services for Amos J. Franklin, 85, of Jonesville, were held at 10 a.m.,
Monday, September 20, 1999 in Oak Grove Free Methodist Church of Jonesville
with the Revs. R.V. Jolly, Wade Robinson, Brian Taylor and David McGuffee
officiating. Interment was in Heard Cemetery, under direction of Young's
Funeral Home of Jonesville.
Mr. Franklin was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service,
a Member of Oak Grove Free Methodist Church and served in WWII.
He was born July 11, 1914 in Olla and died September 18, 1999 at Jonesville.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Cockerham of Jonesville; five daughters,
Margie Toney of Natchez, MS, Mildred Lippman of Jonesville, Shirley Goodwin
of Sicily Island, Barbara Reynolds of Alexandria and Carolyn Butts of Jonesville;
fifteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren.
Reagon Arnold Randall
Services for Reagon Arnold Randall, 64, of Jackson, MS, were held at
10 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 1999 in Young's Funeral Home Chapel with
the Rev. Ralph Webber officiating. Interment was in Natchez City Cemetery.
Mr. Randall was a retired computer specialist with Concordia Electric,
a member of Vidalia First Baptist Church, Eagle Scouts, First Eagle Scout
in Concordia Parish.
He was born June 6, 1935 in Zwolle and died September 18, 1999 in Jackson,
He was preceded in death by A.E. "Tony" Randall; brother, Edward Randall,
wife, Bo Randall and brother-in-law, Roy Paul.
Survivors include his son Mark Randall of Jackson, MS; daughter-in-law,
Michelle Randall of Jackson, MS; sisters, Marigene Paul of Ferriday and
Barbara Frazier of Jena.
Pallbearers were, Larry McManus, Roy Rushing, Skip Jackson, Benny Byargeon,
Gary Byargeon and Trey Webber. Honorary pallbearers were, Richie Paul,
James Walsworth and Dr. Iley Dillon.
Barry Kent Bond
Services for Barry Kent Bond will be held today (Wednesday), September
22, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of
Jena with the Reverends Carl Gulde, Jim Taylor and Ralph Webber officiating.
Interment will be in Galvins Creek Cemetery in Whitehall under direction
of Hixson Brothers.
Mr. Bond, 47, of Manifest, died at 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 21,
1999 in LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.
He was an oilfield employee and a U.S. Army Veteran.
Survivors include one son, Lance Bond of Jena; his mother, Lucille
Bond of Jonesville; two brothers, Brian Bond of Jena and Randy Bond of
Pallbearers will be Brian David Bond, Craig Bond, Michael Crooks, Brad
Pritchard, Archie Morris and Derek Calk.
Mr. Dale R. Miller
Services for Mr. Dale R. Miller, 71, of Sicily Island, will be held
today (Wednesday), at 10 a.m. at New Hope Pentecostal Church with Rev.
Roy Archer officiating. Interment will be at Highland Park Cemetery under
the direction of Community Memorial Funeral Home of Winnsboro.
Mr. Miller died Monday, September 20, 1999 at Saint Francis Cabrini
Medical Center in Alexandria. He was a resident of Catahoula Parish, retired
with Irby Construction Company, carrier with Monroe News-Star and attended
New Hope Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Vada Atkins Miller of Sicily Island; his
children, Darlene Miller Summerell of North Carolina, Edite Gayle Miller
of Florida and Elizabeth Beth Wolf of Ohio; step daughter, Rita Gale Coupley;
sisters, Esther Pinklesminer, Florence Andrick, Helen Stant and Jean Markel
all of Ohio; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild and a host of nieces
Pallbearers will be Wayne Franklin, Johnny Jinks, Marcus Evans, George
Evans, Mike Allbritton and Ernie Joiner. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob
Wimberly, Jack Kerrigan, Bo Franklin and Lester Seal.