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Ella B. Burks, 94
Services for Ella B. Burks, 94, of West Monroe were held Nov. 28 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Perry Lassiter and Ron Lowe officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Olive East Cemetery.
Mrs. Burks died Nov. 26 at Glenwood Medical Center after a long illness.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Burks was preceded in death by three sons, one grandson, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She is survived by a son, Edward Burks of Lufkin, Texas; a daughter, Lavada Worthington of West Monroe; 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home. 
 
Catherine Edmonds, 56
Graveside services for Catherine Mary Madeline Edmonds, 56, of Longview, Texas were held Nov. 16 at Siloam Cemetery, Gansville, with the Rev. Charles Hammons officiating.
Mrs. Edmonds died Nov. 10 in Longview.
She is survived by three daughters, Chelle Durbin of Friendship; Melissa McFarland of Kemah, Texas and Lorene Dee Edmonds of Longview.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. 

James Harrington, 81
Services for James F. Harrington, 81, of Hodge were held Nov. 23 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dwayne M. Boudreaux officiating. Burial followed at Hodge Cemetery.
Mr Harrington died Nov. 20 at Healthsouth North Louisiana Rehab Hospital.
Born in Joyce on March 23, 1920, he was a retired storeroom clerk for the papermill.
Mr. Harrington was preceded in death by his parents, Claud and Fairy Harrington; and one sister, Nita Richardson.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Harrington of Hodge; a son, Randal Harrington of Hodge; a sister, Gloria Bridges and husband Doyle of Jonesboro; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Honorary Pallbearers were the deacons of the Hodge Baptist Church.Pallbearers were Bobby Brinson, Bobby Folks, Robert Gaulden, Travis Hall, Bobby Schmidt and Bruce Whitman.Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. 

Naomi Johnson, 87
Services for Naomi Ruth “Toni” Johnson, 87, of Jonesboro were held Nov. 24 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Hugh Hannah and Frank Shields officiating. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson died Nov. 21 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born in Danville, Illinois on Aug. 15, 1914, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert S. Johnson of Jonesboro; a daughter, Linda Hogan and husband Davis of Jonesboro; a son, Keith Charles Johnson and wife Rose Ann of Minden; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jordan Alford, Charles Bell, Bill Bollier, Tim Hogan, Scott Johnson and Jesse Stripland.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. 

John Kujawa, 62
Services for John S. Kujawa, of Cicero, Ill. were held Nov. 17 at Joseph Nosek and Sons Funeral Home. Burial followed at Woodlawn Mausoleum in Forest Park, Ill.
Mr. Johnson died after a lengthy illness.
Born on Dec. 5, 1938, he was retired from General Motors.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine, one son, John M. Kujawa and wife Angela; one daughter, Monica Rivera and husband Salvador; one step-son, Patrick Keenan and wife Denise; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Joseph Nosek and Sons Funeral Home. 

Mildred Lowrey, 74
Services for Mildred R. Lowrey of Jonesboro were held Nov. 25 in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Malcom Self officiating. Burial followed at Sweetwater Cemetery.
Ms. Lowrey died Nov. 22 at the Jackson Parish Hospital after a short illness.
She is survived by one son, Sambo Lowrey and wife Carolyn of Hodge; three sisters, Edith Ware of Lockport, Ill; Dorthy Simmons of Shreveport; Marlene Nall of Garrison, Texas; three brothers, H.P. Lewter of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; Gerald Lewter of Atlanta, Texas.; and W.D. Lewter of Jonesboro; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Donnie Anderson, Russell Medine, Josh Plunkett, Lane Plunkett, Gilbert Pickens and Robert D. Tyler.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home. 

Annie Stewart, 89
Graveside services for Annie M. Stewart, 89 of Lakeside, California were held Nov. 16 at the Antioch Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Stevenson officiating. Mrs. Stewart died Nov. 9 in Lakeside.
She was a homemaker and mother.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Jane Rivas and husband Armondo of Lakeside, Calif.; Shalane Bompensiero and husband Pete also of Lakeside; Roy Ann Romero and husband Moises of Sante Fe, N.M.; one brother, Hardy Carson of Hodge; three sisters, marie Estrada of San Diego; Lavera Adkins of Texarkana, Texas; Margarette Engelstad of San Diego; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. 

R.V. Walsworth, 85
Services for R.V. Walsworth, 85 of Jonesboro were held Nov. 23 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bignar officiating. Burial followed at Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mr. Walsworth died Nov. 21 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born in Jonesboro on Oct. 4, 1916, he was a retired papermaker for Continental Can Corporation after many years. He was also a member and deacon of Center Point Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Gary Walsworth and wife Martha of Choudrant and Ronnie Walsworth and wife Anita of Downsville; one sister Muriel Rowe of Jonesboro; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Jack Bond, James Fitzpatrick, Garrick Walsworth, Jonathan Walsworth, Josh Walsworth and Orvin Maxwell.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. 

Claude Barnett, 76
Graveside services for Claude Barnett, 76, of Winnfield were held Nov. 16 at the Pine Ridge Cemetery near Goldonna with the Rev. Ronnie Taylor officiating.
Mr. Barnett died Nov. 14 at his home.
Born in Jamestown, La., he was a retired plywood grader. He was also a member and past president of the Local United Brotherhood of Carpenters, a member of the Southern Baptist Association and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his brother Clyde Barnett and sister Ruby Taylor.
Mr. Barnett is survived by his special friend, Maxine Fredericks, of Winnfield; sons, Mike Barnett of Winnfield and Teddy Barnett of Gansville, La.; daughters, Beatrice McLarty of Winnfield, Helen Wright of Brewtons Mill, Toni Buckley of Jonesboro and Dianne Garner of Saline; brothers, Loyd Barnett of Brewtons Mill, Odis Barnett of Brewtons Mill and Ben Barnett, Jr. of Winnfield; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were L.C. Barnett, James Kirkham, Buddy Hayes, David Westbrook, Toby Wright, Frank Taylor, Roy Simon and Chris Barnett.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Pauline Dodgen, 92
Graveside services for Martha Pauline Mitchell Dodgen, 92, of Stamps, Ark. were held Nov. 3 at the Lakeside Cemetery in Stamps with the Rev. Malcolm Self officiating.
Ms. Dodgen died Oct. 31 at her home in Jonesboro.
Born Nov. 7, 1909 near Hope, Ark., Ms. Stamps helped raise her brother’s three children. In 1964 she moved to Jonesboro to be with her sister, Viola Mitchell. She lived in Jonesboro until her death. She enjoyed cooking and raising children.
She is survived by nieces, Mary Robinson of Jonesboro, Louise Harris and husband Stuart of Little Rock, Ark., and Carolyn Harrell and husband Jim of Colorado Springs; nephews Buddy Sparks and wife Bee of Lafayette and Glen Mitchell and wife Carol of Houston; and a number of great-nieces and nephews.
Services were under the direction of A.O. Smith Funeral Home.

Ollie Haynes, 93
Services for Ollie Raburn Haynes, 93, of Saline were held at the Carolina Baptist Church on Nov. 13 with the Revs. Stewart Toms and Warren Maxwell officiating. Burial followed at the Carolina Cemetery.
Mrs. Haynes died Nov. 10 at the Baptist Retirement Center.
Born Jan. 10, 1908 in Bienville, she was a housewife. She was also a member of the Carolina Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Jebb Haynes; brothers, John Lee Raburn, Willie V. Raburn, T.W. Whitlock and Joe Whitlock; and sisters, Gertrude Streetman, LaDelle Moss and Luna Ware.
She is survived by daughters, Bernice Mathews and husband Jerrel of Saline and Martha Anderson and husband Prentis of Quitman; son, Leon Wayland Haynes and wife Mildred of Baytown, Texas; sisters Eva Lambert of Athens, Texas and Vera M. White of Arcadia; sister-in-law, Irma Thomas of Shreveport; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
 
Jerry Logan, 55
Services for Jerry Harrison Logan, 55, of Naperville, Ill. were held Nov. 17 at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville. He died Oct. 11 at Foster McGaw Hospital in Maywood, Ill. Born May 18, 1946, in Ruston, he served in the United States Navy and retired from Ameritech in 2000. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He had been a member of Lakeview Moravian Community Church in Madison, Wi.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harrison Logan.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne (Pederson) Logan of Naperville; mother, Willow Dean Logan, of Louisiana; and four siblings, Mary Kay Theriot and husband Joseph, Sandra Faye Huddleston and husband Melvin, James Thomas Logan and Billy Joe Logan, all of Louisiana.

Lavinia Carroll, 78
Funeral services for Lavinia M. Carroll, 78, of Eros were held Nov. 13 at the Community of Christ Church with Elders Irma McCall and Alice Parker officiating. Burial followed in the Community of Christ Cemetery.
Mrs. Carroll died Nov. 11 after a long illness at the West Monroe Guest House.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Carroll.
Mrs. Carroll is survived by sons, Charles Carroll of Shreveport and Kevin Carroll of West Monroe; brother, J.P. Mobley and wife Katherine of Calhoun; sisters, Pauline McCall of Magnolia, Ark. And Audrey Fuller of North Carolina; three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Norma Coleman, 80
Graveside services for Norma Lea Coleman, 80, of Quitman were held Nov. 3 at the Garden of Memories with the Rev. Ron Lowe officiating.
Ms. Coleman died Nov. 1 at Lincoln General Hospital after a short illness. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sisters, Mae Anderson of Quitman and Billie Faye Ponder of Tyler; brother, Gerald Max Wren of Shreveport; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

John Dye, 81
Funeral services for John “Jake” Winford Dye, 81, of Jonesboro were held Nov. 7 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Perry Lassiter and Dwayne M. Boudreaux officiating. Burial followed in the Salem Methodist Cemetery in Dubach.
Mr. Dye died Nov. 6 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Dec. 27, 1919 in Arcadia, he was a millwright for Continental Forest Industries and a retired chief warrant officer in the United States Marines and a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of the Hodge Baptist Church.
Mr. Dye was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtis Walsworth Dye; and daughter-in-law Rhonda Nunn Dye.
He is survived by his wife, Aline Dye of Jonesboro; son, Johnny W. Dye and wife Angie of Jonesboro; step-sons, Dwain Causey and wife Sherry of Jonesboro and Kerry Causey and wife Betty, Jonesboro; step-daughter, Jan Surratt and husband Leon of West Monroe; two grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.
Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the Hodge Baptist Church and Harold Tolar.
Pallbearers were Bobby Clyde Brinson, Jeremy Dye, Richard Johnson, Chris May, Doug Stokes and Jacob Thomas.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Billy Hood, 66
Funeral services for Billy Howard Hood, 66, of Campti were held Nov. 5 at the Old Saline Baptist Church with the Revs. Weyland Gauntt and Calvin Hubbard officiating. Burial followed in the Old Saline Cemetery.
Mr. Hood died Nov. 3.
Born Dec. 25, 1934 in Saline, he was a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Erna Hood, of Longview, Texas; mother, Erma Hood of Saline; son, Howard Hood and wife Karen of Gladewater, Texas; daughters, Rebecca Sanchez and husband Joel of Longview, Texas, Rowina Torres and husband Armando of Kilgore and Ernesta Torres of Beaumont, Texas; brothers, Bobby L. Hood and wife Pricilla of Shreveport, Johnny R. Hood of Saline and Freddie B. Hood and wife Wanda of Saline; sisters, Betty C. Warren and husband Jerry of Saline, Carolyn B. Walsworth and husband Wesley of Jonesboro and Jane J. Wafer of Saline; special friend, Mary Jones of Campti; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Honorary pallbearers were B.J. Hood, Bobby Hood, Freddie Hood, Jeff Hood, Johnny Hood, Josh Hood, Armando Torres and Barry Warren.
Pallbearers were Bert Hood, Haward Hood, Tommy Hood, Nick Wafer, Greg Warren and Lane Warren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Sharon Aycock, 62
Services for Sharon Horne Aycock, 62, of Chatham were held Nov. 4 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at the Palestine Cemetery.
She died Nov. 2 at her home. Born Nov. 10, 1938 in Jonesboro, she was a homemaker.
Donations can be made to the Smith Branch Chapel of Chatham and the American Cancer Society.
She is survived by her husband, A.C. Aycock of Jonesboro; sons, Michael McDonald and special friend Michelle Morgan of Jonesboro and Geary Aycock and wife Myra of Monroe; daughters, Margo Maxwell of Chatham, Melanie Shively and husband Mark of Ruston, Debbie Williams and husband Jimmie of Ruston and Tina Frye and husband Dan of Cabot, Ark.; brother Robert Horne and wife Linda of Jonesboro; uncle, Barney Davitt; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Birthday Group, Lavelle Gentry, George Goss, Rip Pipes, Jane Sherman, Roy Steele and W.H. Steele.
Pallbearers were Willie Hardy, Tine Harrison, Rondy Maxwell, Johnny Templeton, Barry Thompson and Harold Wright.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Hannah Buchanan, 17
Services for Hannah Buchanan, 17, of Ardmore, Okla. were held Nov. 1 at the Provence Assembly of God with the Rev. Armon Newburn officiating. Burial followed on Nov. 2 at the Antioch Cemetery in Quitman.
Miss Buchanan died Oct. 30.She was a senior at Dickson High School and she attended the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center Cosmotology Program. She worked at Cato and was a member of the Provence Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her parents, Buck and Sandra Buchanan of Ardmore; brother Brad Buchanan of Ardmore; grandmothers, Lona Johnson of Quitman and Mary Buchanan of Bastrop.
Services were under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home of Ardmore.

Jean Chestnut, 71
Funeral services for Jean Jones Chestnut, 71, of Quitman were held Nov. 3 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stuart Tom officiating. Burial followed at the Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery.
She died at the Glenwood Medical Center on Nov. 1. Born Oct. 17, 1930 in Dodson, she was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her husband, S.A. Chestnut; her parents, Ruby Green Jones and Gilbert Jones; two sons, Scott and Tim Chestnut; and sister, Zell Simmons.
She is survived by son, Jerry Chestnut and wife Wendy of Quitman; sisters, Mary Ann Baynes of Newport News, Va. and Betty Jones of Pineville; brother, Billy Ray Jones of Mantachle, Miss.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were David Chestnut, Murphy Chestnut, Olen Hatfield, Shelby Hatfield, Mark Jones and Kevin Simmons.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Cecile Culpepper, 83
Funeral Services for Cecile Moser Culpepper, 83, of Quitman were held Nov. 2 at the Quitman Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Rudo and Terry Mims officiating. Burial followed at the Quitman Cemetery.
She died Oct. 31 at her home.
Born Sept. 10, 1918 in Hodge, Mrs. Culpepper was a retired special education teacher with the Jackson Parish School System.
She was a member of the Quitman Baptist Church, and she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the WMU of Quitman and Hodge and was a member of the Quitman Homemakers Club.
She is survived by daughters, Mary C. Ayres of Ruston, Billie Faye Jones of Jonesboro and Pat Vincent of Baton Rouge; sister, Evelyn Baker of Quitman; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.
Pallbearers were Robert Baker, Roy Baker, Lavelle Brown, Ronnie Bryan, Paul Johnson, Sr. and L.L. “Slick” Robinson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Lucy Gaines, 92
Services for Lucy Thomas Gaines, 92, of Jonesboro were held Nov. 3, at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Howington officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery.Mrs. Gaines died Nov. 1 at Forest Haven Nursing Home.
Born July 5, 1902 in Hico, she was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Gaines and brother, Horace A. “Jack” Thomas.
She is survived by a son, James M. Gaines and wife Anna Jean of Gretna; sisters, Minnie Mae Crow of Jonesboro and Judy Reed of Jonesboro; and brothers, Billy Thomas of Jonesboro, Delma Thomas of West Lake and Pete Thomas of Ruston.
Pallbearers were Walton Reed, Bruce Thomas, Glenn Thomas, Phil Thomas, Phillip Thomas and Tim Hyer.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Douglas Gunn, 45
Services for Douglas Wayne Gunn, 45, of Marlow, Okla. were held Oct. 31 at the Western Cemetery in Spring Hill with the Rev. Jim Brown officiating. He died Oct. 28 at the Marlow Manor Nursing Home.
Mr. Gunn was born Jan. 25, 1956 in Bossier City and had spent most of his adult life in nursing homes due to having Muscular Dystrophy since birth. Mr. Gunn was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Gunn.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Richard and Ava Gunn and two step-sisters of Duncan, Okla.; mother and step-father, Barbara and Sidney Talley of Chatham; brother, Glen Hatten and wife Debby; two nieces of Jonesboro; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
Pallbearers were Gerald Talley, Shane Sessions, Joel Talley, Josh Talley, Chris Shaw and Glen Hatten.
Services were under the direction of Bailey Mortuary of Springhill.

James Bolls, 62
Funeral services for James Albert Bolls, 62, of Hodge were held Oct. 21 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Cumpton officiating. Burial followed at the Jonesboro Cemetery.Mr. Bolls died Oct. 19 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born July 28, 1939 in Ringgold, he was an S&G packing machinist and a veteran of the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his father Jimmie S. Boles.
He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Diffey Bolls, of Hodge; mother, Marie Walsworth Bolls, of Jonesboro; sons, Gregory Lynn Bolls of West Monroe, Eddie Bolls of Missouri, Reggie Hall and wife Dana of Jonesboro, Rickey Hall and wife Gloria of Chatham, Mark Hall of Colfax and Chad Steven Hall of Hodge; daughters, Pamela Ann Gaspard and husband David of Hodge and Sheila Faye Lamkin husband Mark of Jonesboro; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Benny Earl Kelley, Benny M. Kelley, Ernest Kelley, Shelby Kelley, Mark Lamkin and Reed Stinson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Clevelon Brown, 74
Services for Clevelon Eldridge Brown, Sr., 74, of Quitman were held Oct. 23 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Olive East Cemetery.Mr. Brown died Oct. 20 at Lincoln General Hospital.
He was a shipping clerk for Stone Container and a veteran of the United States Navy.
He is survived by daughter, Donna Bird of Dickinson, Texas; son, C.E. Brown, Jr. of Dickinson; sister Johnye L. Brown of Hodge; brother, R.E. Brown and wife Janice of Quitman; and three grandsons.
Pallbearers were Greg Bechham, Kevin Bird, Todd Bird, Jason Brown, Gary Brown, Heath Brown and Dale Hobson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Evan Harris, 79
Services for Evan Junior Harris, 79, of Ruston were Oct. 24 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Crofoot officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Harris died Oct. 21 in Ruston after a lengthy illness.
He was a member of the Choudrant Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Edmiston Harris, of Ruston; son, Jerrel Harris and wife Faye of Ruston; daughters, Martha Harris Branim and husband James of Shreveport, Melba Harris Givens of Ruston and Bonnie Harris Branim and husband Mike of Tioga; sisters, Lamoine (Etha) Spillers of Eros, and Velma Reeves of Metarie; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. Services were under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Annie Shows, 85
Funeral services for Annie Lee Shows, 85, of Joliet, Ill. will be held at 11 a.m., Nov. 5 at the Jonesboro Cemetery with the Rev. Dewayne Boudreaux officiating.
Mrs. Shows died Oct. 19 in Joliet.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Stewart Shows and Joe Burnim; husbands, Noah E. Moffett and D. Shows; and daughter, Lucille Lewis.
She is survived by sons, Dr. Noah W. Moffett and wife Melvina, Harvey R. Moffett and wife Bobbie and Dr. Michael R. Moffett and wife Barbara; daughter, Louise Morrow; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Ethel Hightower, 89
Services for Ethel B. Cooper Hightower, 89, of Jonesboro, were held Oct. 21 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Staples officiating. Burial followed at the Concord Cemetery.
Mrs. Hightower died Oct. 17 at Jackson Parish Hospital after a short illness.
She is survived by one son, Jackie R. Hightower and wife Linda of Jonesboro; daughters, Shirley Garner and husband Jackie of McKinney, Texas, Annette Waters and husband Dale of Montgomery, Texas and Carolyn Verratt of Spring, Texas; brothers, Gene Cooper of Jayton, Texas and Charles Cooper of Emory, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Tom Holland, 58
Services for Tom John Holland, 58, of Jonesboro were held Oct. 23 at the Midway Baptist Church with the Revs. Willis Russell and Bob Coy officiating. Burial followed at the Midway Cemetery.
Mr. Holland died Oct. 20 at his residence after a sudden illness.
He was a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Holland, of Jonesboro; sons, John Holland and wife Debra, of Jonesboro and Steven Smith and wife Angelia, of Jonesboro; sister, Hellen Heckford, of Choudrant; three grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Daniel Howard, Casey Goss, Barry Hines, Russell Hines, Dennis Hines, Joshuah Howard, Adam Howard and John Stevens.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Evan Harris, 79
Services for Evan Junior Harris, 79, of Ruston were Oct. 24 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Crofoot officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Harris died Oct. 21 in Ruston after a lengthy illness.
He was a member of the Choudrant Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Edmiston Harris, of Ruston; son, Jerrel Harris and wife Faye of Ruston; daughters, Melba Harris Givens of Ruston and Bonnie Harris Branim and husband Mike of Tioga; sisters, Lamoine (Etha) Spillers of Eros, and Velma Reeves of Metarie; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. Services were under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Gilbert Carpenter, 90
Services for Gilbert Samuel Carpenter, 90, of Dodson will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield with Don Price and Vernon Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethlehem Cemetery near Calvin.
Mr. Carpenter died Oct. 15 at the Winn Parish Medical Center.
Born in Calvin on July 3, 1911, he was a carpenter and a member of the Jackson Parish Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Garrett Carpenter of Dodson; son, Kenneth A. Carpenter of Columbia, La.; daughters, Norma Jean Hardin of Louisville, Texas and Sharron Jones of Dodson; sisters, Bertha Green of Pensacola, Fla. and Verda Frazier of Calvin; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Marie P. Smith, 78
Services for Marie P. Smith, 78, of Monroe were held Oct. 12 at the Midway Cemetery with the Rev. Franklin Pierce officiating. She died Oct. 10 at the North Monroe Medical Center.
Mrs. Smith was a housewife.
She is survived by sons, James W. Smith of West Monroe, Thomas R. Smith and wife Irene of Winnfield and John H. Smith and wife Teresa of Winnfield; daughters, Mary Ann Fletcher and husband Buck of Grayson and Janet Lazenby and husband Mike of Downsville; sisters, Mary Bell Schumate of Monroe, Johnnie Dutton of Norman, Okla., and Janice Massey of Joyce; brother, J.C. Parker of Dodson; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Bill Beebee, Arthur Fletcher, Ray Braddock, Randy Hammons and Benjy Baw.Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Alta Swanner, 75
Services for Alta Swanner, 75, of Jonesboro were held in the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jessie Stripland and N.W. Asbell officiating.
She died Oct. 10 at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Rogers, Ark.
She was born Nov. 26, 1925 in Arab, Ala. to Grady and Annie Lee Ford. She moved to Rogers in 1933 and attended Rogers Schools. She married Leslie Wayne Moser of Rogers on March 18, 1944. He preceded her in death Oct. 18, 1977. She married Elder Lelon Swanner of Jonesboro July 10, 1982. He preceded her in death May 4, 2001. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Ann Moser Parent and her parents.
She is survived by sisters, Mildred Mabry Hartfield of Rogers, Marjorie Marugg Wolfe of Rogers, Ivalene Johnson of Boise, Idaho and Sharon Berbet of Laytonsville, Md.; brothers, Lindon Walton Ford of Rogers, W.H. Ford of Clearwater, Kansas, Garland Ford of Little Rock, Ark. and Val Ford of Littleton, Colo.; step-daughter, Lee Ann Hodnett and husband Jim of Wagoner, Okla.; step-sons, Curtis Swanner of Jonesboro and Don Swanner and wife Mary of Minden; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Velma West, 86
Services for Velma West, 86, of Jonesboro were held Oct. 12 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom May officiating. Burial followed at Springhill Cemetery.
Mrs. West died Oct. 10 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born Nov. 15, 1914 in Jonesboro, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Mae Peevy and Maggie Mae Walsworth Peevy; brothers Edward and Shelby Peevy; sister Cloteal Peevy Tankersly; and husband Roy L. West.
She is survived by sons, Bobby West and wife Mary of Winnfield and Ross L. West and wife Martha of Rome, Ga.; brothers, Alfred W. Peevy and wife Johnnie of Jonesboro and Waylon C. Peevy and wife Kathryn of Jonesboro; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Charlie, Chris, David, Melissa Ann, James and Shelby West. 
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Francis Harper, 78
Services for Francis Benjamin Harper, 78, of Saline were held at the Magnolia Baptist Church on Oct. 9 with the Revs. Johnny Baker and Weyland Gauntt officiating. Burial followed in the Mill Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Harper died Oct. 6. Born March 27, 1923, he was a retired wildlife agent.
He is survived by his wife Irene Harper of West Monroe; sons, Julius Harper and wife Rebecca of Saline, David Burt Harper of Saline and Carlton Harper and wife Carmen of West Monroe; daughters, Mary Lou Cole and husband Robert of Bossier City, Elizabeth Johnson and husband Marlon of Leesville, Debrah Powell and husband Tommy of Jonesboro and Ruby Burns and husband Greg of Burtonsville, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.


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