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Roy Coleman, 52
Funeral services for Roy Bernell Coleman, 52, of Quitman were held June 3 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial followed in the Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Coleman died May 31.Born Nov. 17, 1949 in Jena, he was a veteran and a retired law enforcement officer.
He is survived by hi wife Emma D. Coleman of Quitman; daughter, Melissa Ann Sutton and husband Kyler of Hampton, Ga.; son, Brian Welch of Vidalia; brother, Carl Wayne Barker of Jena; sisters, Pam Bradford of Jena, Elaine Madden and husband Gary of Denham Springs, Wanda Mattoon and husband Dwight of Jena and Anita McDowell and husband Jesse of Jena; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Carl Barker, Emmett Blundell, Jerry Leach, Gary Madden, Dwight Muttoon and Jimmy Tilley.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Sarah Gunn, 81
Memorial services for Sarah Elizabeth Gunn, 81, of Escondido, Calif. were held May 2 at Fort  Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. Ms. Gunn died Feb. 9.Born in Winnfield, Ms. Gunn was the eldest of nine children, descendents of Mr. and Mrs. Neil F. Gunn of Jonesboro. She attended Jonesboro-Hodge High School and was one of the first groups of WACS in World War II. Sarah was a disabled veteran and was buried with honors.
She was loved and will be deeply missed by family members, relatives and friends. She is survived by her sister, Alice C. Carman and her brother-in-law Jesse L. Carman of Romona, Calif; brother, Neil F. Gunn and her sister-in-law Joanne of Wellington, Nevada; four nieces; two nephews, two great-nieces; and four great-nephews.
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Maggie Kelly, 82
Funeral services for Maggie Faye Sims Kelly, 82, of Ruston were held June 1 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in the Burkhalter Chapel with the Rev. Fred Widerman officiating. Burial followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Kelly died May 28 in Ruston after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Kelly was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and Tulane University and was a retired medical social worker for the Louisiana State Department of Health. She was preceded in death by her husband F.G. Kelly.
She is survived by daughter, Nancy Spain and husband Sam of Summerfield, Fla.; son, Charles Kelly of Hendersonville, N.C.; sister, Jane Sherrard of Ruston; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kevin Kelly, Stanley Spain and Casey Sherrard.
Services were under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Louise Walker, 88
Funeral services for Louise Walker, 88, of Quitman were held May 27 at the Beech Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Jinks and Robert Tyler officiating. Burial followed in the Beech Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Walker died May 26 at Pine Hill Nursing Home.
Mrs. Walker was a retired schoolteacher and principal and was the last principal of the Beech Springs School. She was a member of the Beech Springs Baptist Church for more than 58 years and taught Sunday school.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kennie L. Walker; son, Martin Luther Walker; and granddaughter, Dondi Walker Copeland.
She is survived by daughter, Dorothy Fullerton of Star City, Ark.; sons, Kenneth Walker and wife Shirley of Weston and Tommy Walker of West Monroe; three brothers, H.L. Henry, Jr. of Ruston, Clay Henry of Ruston and J. Hugh Henry of Devinshire, England; sister, Frances Scray of Ruston; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the Beech Springs Baptist Church.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Myrtis Whitman, 88
Funeral services for Myrtis Marie Whitman, 88, of Hodge were held at June 3 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Perry Lassiter and Dwayne M. Boudreaux officiating. Burial followed at the Antioch Cemetery.
Mrs. Whitman died May 31 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Feb. 21, 1914 in Sikes, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Whitman.She is survived by daughter, Faye Gaines of Hodge; sons, Bruce Whitman and wife Ann of Hodge, Ray Whitman and wife Lanette of Jonesboro and Rodger D. Whitman of Hodge; sisters, Roxie Aldy and husband David of Jonesboro, Josie Campbell of Shreveport, Annette Emanus and husband Tommy of Jonesboro, B.J. Ross of Westport, Wa. and Mary Johnson of Jonesboro; brother, Joe Parker and wife Vickie of West Monroe; step-brother Willie Terry of West Monroe; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kent Gaines, Tim Gaines, Darron Whitman, Gaylon Whitman, Michael Whitman and Stacey Whitman.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Dorthia Butler, 80
Funeral services for Dorthia Melbia Butler, 80, of Chatham were held May 26 at the Chatham Methodist Church with the Revs. Wallace Ingles and Cage McLemore officiating. Burial followed in the Chatham Cemetery.
Mrs. Butler died May 23 at Pinehill Nursing Home.
Born March 19, 1922 in Urania, she was a housewife.
Mrs. Butler was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Silas Simons and Elzie Butler; daughter, Shirley Marie Simpson; and great-granddaughter, April Marie Lawrence.
She is survived by daughters, Edna L. Smith and husband Tommy of Hodge, Wanda F. Matthews and husband Roy of Sikes and Helen M. Crawford and husband Michael of Jonesboro; sons, John B. Simons and wife Shelby of Layton, Utah, Doniva J. Simons of Chatham and William H. Simons and wife Mary of Chatham; sisters, Mavis Fluitt of Columbia, La., Helen Marie Mills and husband Brian of Jena and Bobbie Smith of Urania; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Honorary pallbearers were Ace Catlin, Charles Higgins, Jimmy Johnston, Donald Waggoner and Jessie Wayne Waggoner. Pallbearers were Homer Allen, Mike Crocker, Larry Hardwick, David Jacobs, Bart Waggoner and Mike Wilson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

William Caskey, 85
Funeral services for William Newton Caskey, 85, of Jonesboro were held May 25 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in the Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Quitman.
Mr. Caskey died May 22 at Shumpert Medical Center.
Born July 20, 1916 in Liberty Hill, he was a retired milwright from Stone Container Paper Mill and a United States Army Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Caskey.
He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl R. Caskey of Shreveport; and son William H. Caskey and wife Nancy of Kansas City, Mo.
Pallbearers were Tom Andrews, Talton Barron, Flip Long, T. Malone, Glen Nash and W. L. Ponder.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Bernadette Farrell, 77
Funeral services for Bernadette Farrell, 77, of Quitman were held May 27 at the St. Lucy Catholic Church with Father Rob Leonhardt officiating. Burial followed in the St. Lucy Catholic Cemetery.
Miss Farrell died May 24 at her home.
Miss Farrell was born in Middlebrough, England on March 28, 1925. At the age of 15 she joined the English armed forces and served during World War II as a driver. She came to the United States in 1947 and lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Phil and Harold Thomas of Quitman. She went back to England for a few years, but came back to stay in the United States in 1953. While living in Quitman with her sister, she worked various places as a private nurse. She was a Catholic and attended church in both Hodge and Ruston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Lucy Catholic Church or to the charity of your choice.
She is survived by her brother-in-law, Harold Thomas of Quitman; niece and nephew, Shirley Ann Westley and Lionel Shaun Webb, both of Newmarket, England.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. 
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Beaulah Anderson, 75
Funeral services for Beaulah Faye Anderson, 75, of Hodge were held May 16 at the Union Baptist Church in Union with the Rev. E.D. Morris officiating. Burial followed in the Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Anderson died May 14 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Jan. 6, 1927 in Hodge, Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and a long-time member of the Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Prather M. Anderson; her parents, Emmett and Quinnie Lowery; and brother, Billy Everett Lowery.
She is survived by her son, Ronnie D. Anderson of Apalachicola, Fla.; sisters, Janis Fletcher and husband James of West Monroe, Nancy Bryant and husband L.E., Jr. of Jonesboro; and Karen Hall and husband Joe of Mount Holly, Ark.; life-long friend, Ernest Quarles of Hodge; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Eugene Anderson, Joey Anderson, Claude Brewer, Harold Carr, Cedric Smith and Jacky Sutton.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Carolyn Crouse, 53
Funeral services for Carolyn “Kitty” Roach Crouse, 53, of Joyce were held at the Old Union Cemetery with the Rev. John Johnson officiating. Mrs. Crouse died May 16 at the Huey P. Long Medical Center.
Born June 12, 1948 in Emmett, Ark., she was a housewife.
She is survived by her son, Tommy Crouse and wife Dorothy of Joyce; sisters, Barbara Hamilton of Columbus, Ark. and Opal Sowell of Houston; brothers, Bobby Roach of Lubkin, Donald Roach of Joyce and Jesse Roach of Nashville, Ark.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were George Placker, Kenneth Sepulvado, Chuck Stroud, George Stroud, James Stroud and Paul Dauzat.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Ralph Williams, 77
Funeral services for Ralph W. “Doc” Williams, 77, of Jonesboro were held May 20 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gene Cumpton and Ronnie Thompson officiating. Burial followed in the Garden of Memories.
Mr. Williams died May 18 at the Jackson Parish Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Gertrude Williams; brothers, Aubrey Williams, J.D. Williams and Barney Williams; and one sister, Margaret Brown.
He is survived by his wife Ethel Williams of Jonesboro; daughters, Patricia Caskey and husband George of Winnfield and Tina Sessions and husband Robin of Jonesboro; sisters, Helen Brown of Jonesboro and Bonnie Walker and husband Jimmie of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Todd Beams and wife Lana of Winnfield, Ritchie Beams and wife Jodi of Charlotte, N.C., Tiffany Sessions of Jonesboro and Jeremy Sessions of Jonesboro; four great-grandchildren, Brennan, Dylan and Landan Beams of Winnfield and Lanie Beams of Charlotte, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
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Mary Conklin, 78
Funeral services for Mary Margaret Conklin, 78, of Jonesboro were held May 7 at the St. Lucy Catholic Church with Father Jerry Thelen officiating. Burial followed in the St. Lucy Catholic Cemetery.
Mrs. Conklin died May 3 at Forest Haven Nursing Home.
Born May 30, 1923 in New York City, Mrs. Conklin was a retired office clerk from Hodge Clinic.
She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Conklin.
She is survived by nephews, John Carroll of New York City and Edward Carroll, Jr. and wife Judy of Milwaukee, Wis.; and nieces, Cathy LeSage and husband Wayne of Paoli, Pa., Meg Corrigan and husband Eddie of Riverdale, N.Y., Gretchen Piceozi of Madrid, Spain and Amy D’Agrosa and husband Paul of St. Louis, Mo.
Pallbearers were Virgil Anderson, Richard Johnson, Donnie McLean, Nelson Moore, Shelton Moore and Ross Pullin.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.
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Ima Linton, 78
Funeral services for Ima Inez Linton, 78, of Quitman were held at the Antioch Cemetery on May 10 with the Rev. David Walsworth officiating. Mrs. Linton died May 8 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born May 31, 1923 in Jonesboro, she was a housewife.
She is survived by sons, Thomas Linton, Jr. and wife Susie of Hodge, David Linton and wife Louise of Quitman, Glen Linton and wife Karen of Jonesboro and Bobby Linton and wife Lisa of Quitman; daughters, Cheryl Moffett and husband Stanley of Jonesboro and Teresa Walker and husband Ralph of Quitman; brother, David Milton Carter of Natchitoches; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Larry Lambert, Joshua Linton, Michael Linton, David Linton, Jr., Greg Moffett and Tim Moffett.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Vera Smith, 92
Funeral services for Vera Wooley Smith, 92, of Quitman were held May 10 at the Strange Methodist Church with the Revs. R.P. Willis, Robert Tyler and H.M. Roach officiating. Burial followed Strange Cemetery in Readhimer.
Mrs. Smith died May 8 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born June 5, 1909 in Readhimer, she was a housewife and a long-time member of the Strange Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willie Smith.
She is survived by her daughter, Eunice Burris and husband Jackie of Qutiman; son, Billy W. Smith and wife Carole of Florien; brother, John R. Wooley of Readhimer; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Michael Buchans, Shane Burris, Derek Johnson, Tyler McGuire, Gavin Neatherland and Dennis Robertson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Rudy Weeks, 68
Funeral services for Rudy Morton Weeks, 68, of Jonesboro were held May 13 at the Jonesboro Cemetery with the Rev. Marlin Betts officiating.
Mr. Weeks died at his home on May 11.Born Feb. 14, 1934 in Jonesboro, he was a bikesmith and a veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Clara J. Weeks of Jonesboro; sons, Gregory Weeks of Clinton, Miss., Gary Patton of Springdale, Ark., Jim Patton and wife Tina of Nashville, Tenn. and Charles Patton, Jr., and wife Carol of Chincoteague, Va.; daughters, Brenda Nicholson and husband Doyle of Baton Rouge and Jackie Parr and husband Terry of London, England; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Durward Avery, Jr., 65
Funeral services for Dr. Durward R. Avery, Jr., 65, of Calhoun were held May 7 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Rhodes officiating. Burial followed in the Zion Rest Cemetery.
Dr. Avery died May 4 at the Glenwood Medical Center.
Born Sept. 8, 1936 in Weston, Dr. Avery was a veterinarian and horse breeder. He had a practice in Calhoun for many years and had worked earlier in Gaare Mill and Newellton. He was a graduate of Weston High School and attended Louisiana Tech and received a doctorate of veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force Security Service where he was a staff sergeant with top-secret clearance. He was the past president of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association. He was a pioneer in embryo transplantation in the United States. Many of the horses bred on his farm were successful race animals, but most important to his clients and their owners were his concern and caring and his ability to diagnose their needs.
He is survived by his father, Durward Avery, Sr., of Jonesboro; mother, Opal Avery of Jonesboro; sons, Darrell R. Avery and wife Donna of Jonesboro and David R. Avery and wife Trissie of Summerfield; daughter, Allison Gault and husband Tim of West Monroe; sisters, Sarah Blackmon of Monticello, Ark., Jo Fitzpatrick and husband Jim of Lafayette and Carolyn Rhodes and husband Keith of Vernon; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Joe Avery, Larry Avery, Dan Kitner, Glen Nash, Wayne Nash and Phil Roper.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Dewanna Davis, 52
Funeral services for Dewanna Bryan Davis, 52, of Jonesboro were held May 6 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Danny Stevenson and Elton Gunter officiating. Burial followed in the Beulah Cemetery in Calhoun.
Mrs. Davis died May 2 at the LSU Medical Center.
Born Aug. 28, 1949 in Hodge, she was a loan officer.
She was preceded in death by her father Erven Bryan.
She is survived by her mother, Mary E. Bryan of Hodge; sons, James Bradley Greer and Dowell Brent Mize, both of Jonesboro; brothers, Carey Lynn Bryan and wife Leica of West Monroe and Jerry Donald Bryan and wife Linda of Jonesboro; sisters, Nell Bryan Finley and husband Robert of Haughton and Darlene Bryan King and husband Dale of Calion, Ark.; grandsons Bradley Bryan Greer and Caleb Brock Greer, both of Jonesboro; friend, Dale Young of Jonesboro; three nieces; and five nephews.
Her mother is pastor of the Full Gospel Temple in Monroe.
Pallbearers were Larry Cobb, James Earl Gibson, Michael Jones, Todd Kelly, Rodney Mize and Richard Mize.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.
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Johnnie Harvey, 80
Funeral services for Johnnie Mae Donaldson Jones Harvey, 80, of Jonesboro were held May 3 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Loyd Sowers and Robert Tyler officiating. Burial followed at the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mrs. Harvey died April 30 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Aug. 1, 1921 in Florene, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Harvey is survived by her husband, Theron Harvey of Jonesboro; daughter, Carolyn Davis of Jonesboro; sons, Tom Jones of Jonesboro, Bobbie Jones of Ruston and Jim Jones of Quitman; stepson David L. Harvey of Ruston; sister, Mary Pope of Jeanerette; and 14 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dalton Cruise, Charlie Dale Donaldson, Danny Maxwell, Eddie Maxwell, Jerry Maxwell and Jackie Houck.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Preston Harvey, 74
Preston “Pete” Lambert Harvey, 74, born Oct. 9, 1928 in Quitman passed away at his home on April 28, 2002. Preston was a devoted Christian and beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. His presence, gentle smile, kind words and hardy laugh will truly be missed.
Preston served proudly in the United States Navy from 1948 until 1952, aboard the U.S.S. Dixie AD-14. He retired from the Houston Port Authority after 25 years of service in 1993. He was a member of ILA Local No. 1530 for 26 years and in 1994 was awarded an honorary lifetime membership.
Preston had achieved his 32 as a Scottish Rite Freemason and was a member of the Northshore Lodge No. 1353.He attended the Market Street Baptist Church.
Preston is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Marguriete Harvey; his devoted children, Marilyn Kay Allen and Richard Lambert Harvey; adoring grandchildren, Tivona Laverne Watson, Preston Ryan Harvey, Brittany Nicole Harvey; and one great-grandchild, Gianna Francesca Watson; two caring sisters, Mary Elinor Burnum and Frances Sisemore; and many dear friends.
He will be truly missed.
Funeral services were held May 1 in the chapel of the Howard-Glendale Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill McMillin officiating. Interment was held May 3 in the Antioch Cemetery in Jonesboro under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Market Street Baptist Church; 12964 Market St.; Houston, TX 77015.
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Glenn Henson, 68
Funeral services for Glenn Miles Henson, 68, of Eros were held May 1 at the Lapine Assembly of God in West Monroe with the Revs. Charles Tolbird and Mildred Lenard officiating. Burial followed in the Lapin Church Cemetery.
Mr. Henson died April 29 at his home after a sudden illness.
He was a television repairman.
He is survived by his wife, Margie Henson of Chatham; sons, George Henson and wife Cheryl of Ruston and Tim Henson and wife Lorrie of Eros; daughter, Katherine Henson of Chatham; and five grandchildren, Whitney, Chad, Brad, Hunter and Madison.
Pallbearers were Denver Bailey, Mark Bailey, Tony Dowdy, Wayne Waggoner, Ronnie Massey and Glen Barner.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
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William Kelly, 64
Funeral services for William L. “Bo” Kelly, 64, of Winnfield were held May 3 at the Jonesboro Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Stanfill officiating.
Mr. Kelly died May 1 at Winn Medical Center.
Born April 9, 1938 in Hodge, Mr. Kelly was a retired postman and a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife, Bess Kelly of Winnfield; son, Dr. Bill Kelly and wife Hillary of Las Vegas, Nevada; and daughter, Dr. Kathryn Kelly of Alexandria.
Honorary pallbearers include all past and present Post Office employees.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

V. Ardis Smith, 90
Services for the Rev. Ardis Smith, 90, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Quitman. Burial followed in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Malcolm Self, H.M. Roach and J.D. Morris officiating.
Rev. Smith died May 5 at the Jackson Parish Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Brother Ardis was a Baptist minister for over 60 years in Louisiana. He was known as a shepherd of his people and for is love of the Lord. He especially worked well with the young people by starting youth camps. Brother Ardis also influenced youth as a teacher, including the Acadia Baptist Academy in Eunice, La. for ministerial students. In his youth he was the area missionary of the Jackson Parish Association and founded churches including Fellowship Baptist Church. Churches he ministered were Beech Springs, Walker, Fellowship, Friendship, Center Point, Tangipahoa, Kingsville and Downsville.
He was preceded in death by his wife Annie Bell Smith; daughter, Bertha Marie Smith; sisters, Bertha Hatten and Ethel Westberry; and brother, James Smith.
He is survived by daughter, Jo Ann Quaid of Shreveport; sister, Loyal Rich of Cypress Inn, Tenn.; and many nephews, nieces and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home or to the Louisiana College Scholarship Fund.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
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Lucille Steadman, 96
Memorial services for Lucille Taylor Steadman, 96, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Alexandria and Jonesboro, were held May 8 at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Fort Collins. Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Pineville.
Mrs. Steadman died May 4 at a hospice.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chet; son, Chet, Jr.; sisters, Lena Moore and Ethel Audrey Wiley; and brother, Az Taylor.
She is survived by son, Rick Steadman; sister, Marion Files; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Sandy Sundquist.
Services were under the direction of Goes Funeral Care of Fort Collins and Hayson Brothers of Pineville.

George Arner, 81
George William “Billy” Arner was born on Oct. 26, 1920 in Jonesboro, La. to William Henry Arner and Mae Jones Arner. After the death of his mother, he was reared by his maternal grandparents, Josiah “Joe” and Amerson Carlton Jones. He departed this life on April 23, 2002 after a lengthy illness.
At a young age, he had an interest in music and would play the piano, at Grandma Jones’ insistence, at the Macedonia Baptist Church, which is now First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Two of his favorite hymns to play were “Jesus Lover of My Soul” and “Whispering Hope.”
His impulsive behaviors would at times get him into some precarious situations, such as, enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corp on Dec. 6, 1941.He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech.
Over his lifetime, he had various interests and numerous talents. He was a pilot, taught guitar, was a builder of furniture, a math teacher in Lisbon, pharmacist’s assistant and photographer. Archeology and astronomy were of interest, as well. He built and repaired clocks. The home resembled a menagerie at times with the cats, dogs, parrots and assorted creatures sharing the inhabitance. Give him a challenge and he would work until he could master the task.
Even as a boy, he loved to work with tools, but not always to build things. He once used his saw and hammer to “booby trap” the outhouse, then watched his grandfather enter that facility and have it fall on him.
Mr. Arner accepted Christ as his savior at a young age, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro where he served as a deacon. He taught Sunday school at the Pinehill Nursing Home for many years.
He was a member and past Worshipful Master at the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge No. 280. He served as their secretary for many years, 32nd degree York Rite Mason, Elkaruba Shrine Temple in Shreveport.
He was a member and served as Worthy Patron of Crescent Chapter No. 164, Order of the Eastern Star in Jonesboro numerous times. The Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star were major parts of his life.
He retired from Stone Container in Hodge in 1986.Mr. Arner was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Effie Mae Morgan Arner.
He is survived by his wife Emma Jean Tolar Arner of West Monroe. He had one daughter and son-in-law Joyce “Jo” and Don Jones of Quitman, one granddaughter and grandson-in-law Amerson “Ame” and Major Scott Gray of Ruston, two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Katie Gray. He had two step children, Lyneta Coats and Wayne Simmons and wife Bonnie of Swartz and West Monroe. A step-great-granddaughter and great-granddaughter Jeri and Taylor Rankin.
Funeral services were held at Mulhearn’s Chapel in West Monroe on April 25, 2002 at 10 a.m. Burial was at Mulhearn Memorial Park mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn’s Funeral Home.
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Dora Mae Lockhart, 57
Funeral services for Dora Mae Lockhart, 57, of Quitman, were held April 20 at the Antioch Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Dark, Jr. officiating.
Mrs. Lockhart died April 17 at her home.
Born Nov. 17, 1944 in Vivian, she was a cook, a housewife and she worked for several years in a Ruston assembly plant.
She is survived by her husband, Oliver Lockhart of Quitman; son, James Darryl Everett and wife Misty of Blairsville, Ga.; step-daughters, Carra Marie Brown and husband David of Jonesboro and Olivia Hope Porter and husband Stephen of Jonesboro; step-son Hank Lockhart and wife Shawn of Hodge; sister, Patricia June Lollar of Kildare, Texas; brother, Bertram O’Neal Holcomb of Hosston; grandchildren, Timothy and Dustin Everett, Jessica Porter, Kody and Korey Brown, Harley Lockhart and DaKota and Gabrielle Elies; and nieces Gina Frances and Tina Wilson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.
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Eunice Schmidt, 80
Funeral services for Eunice Gordon Schmidt, 80, of Jonesboro were held April 23 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Malcolm Self officiating. Burial followed in the Hodge Cemetery.
Mrs. Schmidt died April 21 at the Lincoln General Hospital.Born July 30, 1921 in Wyatt, she was retired from the bag mill.
Mrs. Schmidt was preceded in death by her husband Bill Schmidt and son Billy Schmidt.
She is survived by brother, Willie Gordon of Weston; sisters, Dorothy Sawyer of West Monroe and Ruby Watkins of Wyatt; special niece, Patsy Greer of Baton Rouge; and a host of other nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Billy Joe Moore, Buster Self and Ira Reeves.
Pallbearers were Johnny Gordon, Mark Gordon, David Jones, Larry Peevy, John Savage, Tayler Sawyer, John Ed Quarles and Rickey McBride.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Emma Stahl, 79
Funeral services for Emma Helen Stahl, 79, of Jonesboro were held at the Gloryway Church in Dodson on April 28 with the Rev. Ronnie Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Millersburg Cemetery in Millersburg, Mo.
Mrs. Stahl died April 25 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born Nov. 11, 1922 in Bienville, she was a housewife.
She is survived by one son, Eddie Stahl of Oklahoma City; brothers, Harold Shields and Ted Shields, both of Chalmette; and one sister, Mary Taylor of Dodson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

James Caskey, 77
Graveside services for James Thomas Caskey, 77, were held April 16 at the Garden of Memories with the Rev. R.C. Smith officiating.
Mr. Caskey died April 14 at the Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born in Arcadia on Feb. 1, 1925, he worked in management and was a veteran of the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Parker Caskey.
He is survived by sons, David “Hoot” Caskey and wife Bonita of Jonesboro and Grady Edward Caskey and wife Debra of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter, Kathy Annette Jarreau and husband Jay of Baton Rouge; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Chad Caskey, Jay Caskey, Matt Caskey, Sean Caskey and Mark Daniels.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Alta Mae Huckaby, 85
Graveside services for Alta Mae Huckaby, 85, of Jonesboro were held April 12 at the Fellowship Cemetery with the Rev. Loy Gaar officiating.
Mrs. Huckaby died April 10 at the Jackson Parish Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was a retired retail sales clerk.
She is survived by son, Bobby Huckaby and wife Susan of Jonesboro; grandsons, Lance Huckaby and wife Devie of Jonesboro and Craig Huckaby of Jonesboro; great-grandson, Holden Huckaby of Jonesboro; sister, Oline Prothro of Shreveport; and a host of other relatives.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
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Bobbie McBride, 81
Funeral services for Bobbie T. King McBride, 81, of Hodge were held April 13 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jessie Stripland and Brother Dwayne M. Boudreaux officiating. Burial followed in the Zion’s Rest Cemetery.
Mrs. McBride died April 11.Born May 9, 1920 in Jonesboro, Mrs. McBride was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Jere McBride and wife Brenda of Shreveport; daughter, Cindy Walpole and husband Eddie of Hodge; brother, E.L. “Bud” King of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Dr. Jere W. McBride and wife Stephanie of League City, Texas, Brian James McBride and wife Stephanie of Baton Rouge and Ashley Kate Reeves of Hodge; and great-grandson, William James McBride of League City.
Honorary pallbearers were the men of the Zion’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were Morgan Cockerham, Mark Gordon, Huey Massey, Brian McBride, Jere McBride and Duncan Smith.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.
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Ethel Stevenson, 84
Funeral services for Ethel Eugene Stevenson, 84, of Jonesboro were held April 13 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Willie Cottrell and Perry Lassiter officiating. Burial followed at the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Ms. Stevenson died April 11 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Nov. 25, 1917 in Jonesboro, she was a retired bag inspector from Continental Can Company.
She is survived by nieces, Patricia Hill and husband Charles of North Hodge, Glenda Rowe and husband Sonny of Houston, JoAnn Heilebrink and husband Dave of Hope, Ark. And Freida Vallery of Calhoun; nephew, Larry Peevy and wife Linda of Jonesboro; special cousins, Jearl Savage of Farmerville and Willie V. Martin of Jonesboro; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Brandon Cooper, Gary Hill, Larry Peevy, Larry Peevy, Jr., Ronnie Savage and Dean Slaughter.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.
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Joe Caskey, 81
Funeral services for Joe H. Caskey, 81, of Jonesboro were held April 3 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy McBride officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery.Mr. Caskey died April 1 at the Jackson Parish Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Caskey was a retired machine tender with Continental Can.
He is survived by his wife, Joetta Caskey of Jonesboro; sons, Robert L. Caskey of Clute, Texas and Harry L. Caskey of Quitman; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Jean Donaldson, 75
Funeral services for Jean Donaldson, 75, of Ruston were held April 10 at the Owens Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston with the Rev. James Evans officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro City Cemetery.
Mrs. Donaldson died April 8 at Lincoln General Hospital.
She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Ed Donaldson of Ruston; children, Kara Donaldson Giddings and husband Steve of Ruston and Kyle Donaldson and wife Tammy of Lafayette; and two grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of Ruston.

Emmett Nolan, 64
Funeral services for Emmett E. Nolan, 64, of Farmerville were held April 9 at the Antioch Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Cannon, Kurt Auger and Robbie Lawson officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery.
Mr. Nolan died April 6 in Farmerville.
Mr. Nolan was a member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church where he was in the past a Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent. He was a member of the Jaycees where he was a past president. He was a Mason. He coached little league baseball and church softball. His favorite pastime was his children and grandchildren with whom he loved to duck hunt. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren at the farm riding horses. He was a postal worker in Farmerville beginning in 1964 where he served as postmaster from 1979 until his retirement in 1998.He was preceded in death by his parents, The Rev. Esley Gray Nolan and Lois Pace Nolan and sister and brother-in-law Elva Gray Dean and Gladden Dean.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Bennett Nolan of Farmerville; son, Matt Nolan and wife Tricia of Monroe; daughter, Angela Nomey and husband Sonny of Jonesboro; brothers, Ted Nolan of Bernice, Fred Nolan of Farmerville and Paul Taylor Nolan of Denver, Colo.; sister Kathy Rose of Baker; grandchildren, April Dambois, Dustin Dambois, Audrey Nolan, Olive Nolan, Camille Nomey and Trey Nomey; and special nieces, Terri Gregory, Toni Grier and Tammi Anderson.Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association and the American Hearing Association.Honorary Pallbearers were Coleman Malone, Stein Baughman, Jr. and Winston Killien.
Pallbearers were Robbie Lawson, Kendal Terral, Phil Middleton, Mark Sikes, David Williams and Robert Allen.Services were under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.
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William Sanford, 76
Funeral services for William James Sanford, Sr., 76, of Goldonna were held at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Doughty officiating. Burial followed in the Lynn Cemetery in Archibald.
Mr. Sanford died April 2 at Winn Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Angie Louise Lynch Sanford of Goldonna; daughters, Christine McGrew and husband Harold and Stephanie Malone and husband Ralph, all of West Monroe; sons, Billy Sanford and wife Cindy of Jonesboro, Willie Sanford, Jr. and wife Kay of Goldonna and Steve Sanford and wife Karen of Deridder; sisters, Beatrice Copeland of Rayville, Audrey Fay Morgan of Magnolia, Ark., Shirley Mae Parker of Rayville and Myrtel Lou Peoples of Natchez, Miss.; brother, Billy Paul Sanford of West Monroe; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Justin McGrew, Patrick McGrew, Timothy McGrew, Neil Newman, Mike Spillers, Brandon Wheelis and Lee Wheelis.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Harold Shackelford, 72
Funeral services for Harold Junior Shackelford, 72, of Jonesboro were held April 5 at the McDonald Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Mims, Joe Arnold and Mack Alexander officiating. Burial followed in the Garden of Memories in Jonesboro.
Mr. Shackelford died April 3 at the Lincoln General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born Nov. 12, 1929 in Monroe to Winnie and Otis Shackelford, he was a long-time resident of  the Jonesboro area, and a member of the McDonald Baptist Church. He was an active member of the Jackson Parish Classic Antique Car Club as well. He retired from Stone Container in 1993 after 27 years of service to the Hodge Mill. He was a carpenter and a home builder most of his adult life. Mr. Shackelford was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving from 1951-1953. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and David Shackelford; and one sister, Dorothy Phillips.
Mr. Shackelford is survived by his wife, Faye Thomas Shackelford of Jonesboro; daughters, Terrye L. Stassen and husband Robert and Tami Strozier and husband Sammy, all of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Samuel Thomas (Ty) Strozier, Robert Kyle Stassen and Ryan Keith Stassen, all of Jonesboro; sisters, Bernice Alexander of Jonesboro, Tressie Barnes of Huffman, Texas and Nelda Gay Shackelford of Houston; brothers, Lavon Shackelford of Lumberton, Texas and Roger Dale Shackelford and wife Nelda Gay of Glenmora; and a host of nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Martin, Murl Plunkett, Leslie Raborn, Wayne Raborn, Paxton Willis and Billy Ray Womack.
Pallbearers were Gerald Alexander, Mack Alexander, Norman Barnes, Gene Driggers, Lane Plunkett and Donald Lane Shackelford.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.
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Nina Shows, 84
Funeral services for Nina Lloyd Shows, 84, of Jonesboro were held April 5 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy McBride officiating. Burial followed in the Ebenezer Cemetery.
Mrs. Shows died April 3 at the Lincoln General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was retired from the bag mill-Continental Can Corporation.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Warren; sister, Gwen W. Mosley; brother, Hulen C. Warren; and grandson, Mitchel Roy Toms.
She is survived by her husband, W.D. “Dub” Shows of Jonesboro; son, Jack Womack and wife Lucille of Houma; daughters, Nita Toms of Winnfield, Mary Ann Miller of Ruston and Melba Thrift and husband Stanley of Wisner; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Levis Taylor, 87
Funeral services for Levis Viola Taylor, 87, of Eros were held April 10 at the Greater Apostolic Church in Chatham with the Revs. Doyle McManus, Cornilus McManus and Sherwood Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Salem Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor died April 7 at Forest Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was a member of the Apostolic Church and a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Heston Taylor.
She is survived by one son, Bobby Taylor and wife JoAnn of Hebert; brothers, the Rev. Cornilus McManus of Melville, Jessie McManus of Lake Charles, Jack McManus of Ruston, Clifton McManus of Pineville and Leslie McManus of Lake Charles; sisters, Clydie Mae Cotton of Shreveport, Lela Lenard of Monroe and Delia Page of West Monroe; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Donald Taylor, Terry Massey and William Massey.
Pallbearers were James Ray Page, Elmer Lee McManus, Sherman Martin, Allan Edwards, John Sedberry and Alex Peden.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Mary Dugas, 84
Funeral services for Mary Dugas, 84, of Jonesboro were held March 28 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Malcolm Self officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mrs. Dugas died March 25 at her home.
Born March 9, 1918 in Jonesboro, she was a retired school teacher.
She is survived by daughters, Judy Beth Boudreaux and husband Bud of Natchitoches, Mary Ann Dugas of Nathitoches and Sue Lynn Sharp and husband Michael of Richardson, Texas; sister, Patricia Ann Caldwell of Tyler, Texas; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Andy Brown, Russell Wink, Hank Lowery, Raymond Borland, Emmett Hall and Jim Schmidt.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Tressie Hathaway, 81
Funeral services for Tressie Lee Hathaway, 81, of Jonesboro were held March 27 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Bros. Terral Lowe and Joe Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in the Gayla Traina Cemetery.
Mrs. Hathaway died March 25 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Feb. 22, 1921 in Jonesboro, she was a retired shipping clerk for Continental Can Company.
She is survived by sons, James Wesley Hathaway and wife Georgia of Birmingham, Ala. and Buford “Sonny” Elzie Hathaway, Jr. and wife Dorinda of Roswell, Ga.; daughter, Ginger Pullin and husband Ross of Jonesboro; sister, Mary V. Runyon of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Mark Hathaway, Brandon Hathaway and wife Jennifer, James Hathaway, Brad Pullin and wife Sarah, Matt Pullin, Jessica Hathaway and Gwyne Harvey; and one great-grandchild, Alexandra Hathaway.
Pallbearers were Brandon Hathaway, James Hathaway, Mark Hathaway, Brad Pullin, Matt Pullin and Glen Runyon.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
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Artie Lindsey, 90
Funeral services for Artie Caskey Lindsey, 90, were held March 30 at the Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Leach. Burial followed in the Friendship Cemetery in Fellowship, La.
Mrs. Lindsey died March 27.She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Henry Lindsey and son, Kenneth Marcus Lindsey.
She is survived by sons, Travis Jackson Lindsey of Shreveport, Billy Raymond Lindsey of Lafayette, Donald Ray Lindsey of Ruston and Roger Dale Lindsey of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter Emma Roy Kidd of Gibsland; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
Services will be under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Jane Loventhal, 73
Surrounded by love, Jane “Doe” Harrison Loventhal entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 21, 2002. She was born August 29, 1928 in Jonesboro, Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh W. Loventhal; sisters, Betsy Stell and Martha Hargrove; brothers, Frank Harrison and Billy Harrison.
Known to her friends as “Doe,” she was a devoted wife, and an incredible mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Barlow and her husband Mickey, Denise Whitman and her husband Rocky and Ann Lee and Jim Stafford; and son Hugh “Wink” Loventhal and Laurie Routt; as well as her very special grandchildren Christy Koury, Scott McReynolds, Shaylyn Loventhal, Summer Burke, Tyler Smith and Trevor Smith; and five great-grandchildren.
For more than twenty years, Mrs. Loventhal was a sixth grade teacher at Hamshire-Fannett Junior High School, where she was a dedicated to making a difference in the lives she touched.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at Broussard’s, 1605 N. Major Drive, Beaumont with burial to follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery on Highway 90, Beaumont. Visitation was Monday evening, March 25, 2002 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary.
Services were under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary of Beaumont.
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Effie L. Coleman, 86
Funeral services for Effie L. Coleman, 86, of Hodge were held March 23 at the Calvary Tabernacle UPC with the Revs. Richard Gray and Jeff Stroud officiating. Burial followed at the Gayla Traina Cemetery.
Mrs. Coleman died March 21 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born April 28, 1915 in Hodge, she was a retired bag machine operator.
She is survived by sons, Paul L. Coleman and wife Minnie of Hodge and John A. Coleman of Hodge; daughters, Armorzelle Carter of West Monroe and Nancy V. Woodrum and husband Hannon of Quitman; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dennis Coleman, Philip Coleman, Roy Coleman, Aaron Woodrum, Brandon Durbin, Justin Gray and Jody McMurray.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

William Hays, 84
Funeral services for William Dewell “Runt” Hays, 84, of Jonesboro were held March 19 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Stuart Toms and Malcolm Self officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mr. Dewell died March 17 at the Highland Schumpert Hospital.
Born Aug. 4, 1017 in Hurricane, he served in the United States Army during World War II. He was an electrical contractor and had been an active member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
Mr. Hays was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Doris Smith Hays; his parents Andrew Ward and Gladys Hays; and sister, Felcie Hargrove.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nursing staff of Schumpert Highland Hospital, pastoral staff of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Brother Stuart Toms of Quitman; and Brother Malcolm Self of Jonesboro.
He is survived by his son, Ronnie Hays and wife Sandra of Shreveport; daughters, Dianne Turner and husband Curtis of Shreveport and Helen Koonce and husband Roy of Quitman; sister, Lorenza Hart of Christiansburg, Va.; eight grandchildren, Kevin Hays, Stacy Walb, Chad McFearin, Marla Fry, Gina Turner, Daniel Turner, Kevin Koonce and Keith Koonce; and 11 great-grandchildren, Morgan Hays, Brandon Walb, Sarah Walb, Macey McFearin, Maggie McFearin, Anna Fry, Allie Fry, Klay Koonce, Chelsea Koonce, Brittany Koonce and Bradly Koonce.
Pallbearers were Jamie Fry, Kevin Hays, Keith Koonce, Johnny Lowe, Chad McFearin and Barney Nash.Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.
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Crystelle Warner, 75
Funeral services for Crystelle Haynes Warner, 75, of Jonesboro were held March 25 at the Jonesboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Howington officiating. Betty Pate also spoke. Burial followed in the Shongaloo Methodist Cemetery.
Mrs. Warner died March 22 in Shreveport.
Born Dec. 5, 1926 in Shongaloo, she was a state appointed board of election supervisor for Jackson Parish and named “First Lady of the Year” by Beta Sigma Phi. She was a member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church and a member of the administrative board, the choir and the council on ministries. She helped establish and maintain the JUMC Memorial Prayer Garden.
Mrs. Warner also served as an alderman for the Town of Jonesboro for 20 years where she was a faithful attendee of state and national municipal conferences. She was an unsolicited citation for the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.
After retiring, she joined the Jonesboro-Hodge Garden Club and served as president of one term. She was a member of the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce and served on the parish beautification board. She was an active board member of the Jackson Heritage Museum and attended conferences in Washington, D.C. to help Jonesboro on many occasions. She spearheaded the effort in getting the Bradford Pear trees planted along Hwy. 167, and she served on the board of directors of Pinebelt Head Start. She was the former owner of the Dairy Queen in Jonesboro.
She is survived by sons, Jack S. Warner, Jr. and Johnny W. Warner and wife Gayla, all of Shreveport; brothers, Johnny O. Haynes and wife Barbara of Deridder and Charles O. Haynes and wife Doris of Nacogdoches, Texas; sister, Mary King and husband Wayne of Springhill; and two grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Allen, Van Beasley, James Bradford, Joe Burns, Bobby Culpepper, Charles Garrett, Henry Hester, Alvin Jones, Troy Kennedy and Ira Reeves.
Pallbearers were Rodney Alexander, Randy Ewing, Danny Modisette, Aylon Pate, Troy Smith and Roger Young.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Julia Baxley, 45
Funeral services for Julia Kay Huckaby Baxley, 45, of Quitman were held March 14 at the Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. H.M. Roach officiating. Burial followed in the Fellowship Cemetery.Mrs. Baxley died March 12 at her home.
Born May 21, 1956 in Hodge, she was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her parents George and Marjorie Huckaby and one brother, Pat Huckaby.
She is survived by her husband, James L. “Buck” Baxley of Quitman; daughters, Amy Evette Henderson and husband Kenny of Quitman and Audra Denise McMurrey and husband Jared of Quitman; son, James L. “Buck” Baxley, III of Quitman; sister, Charlotte Alexander and husband Jimmy of Monroe; brothers, Mike Huckaby and wife Sandra of Jonesboro and Tony Huckaby and wife Edith of Saline; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joseph Alexander, Brock Davis, J.K. Martin, Daniel Massey, Michael Massey and Clay Pullig.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Juanita Bond, 77
Funeral services for Juanita L. Bond, 77, of West Monroe were held March 15 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Joey Bignar and W.O. Busby officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mrs. Bond died March 12 at the West Monroe Guest House.
Born May 29, 1924 in Hodge, she was a retired sales clerk.
She is survived by her son, John H. Bond of Winters, Calif.; daughter Harriet L. Manning of West Monroe; sister, Mary Dean of Brownsville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Harold Bond, Jr., Bobby Duck, Glen Kirkland, Lee McBride, Billy Ted Walsworth and Ronnie Womack.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Jennifer Hill, 28
Funeral services for Jennifer Rose Salley Hill of Many were held March 20 at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Many with the Rev. John Lewing officiating. Burial followed in the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.
Ms. Hill died March 18.She was employed by Northwestern State University in the accounts department.
She is survived by her parents, Carroll and Beverly Salley of Many; son, Andrew Hill of Jonesboro; brother Robert Salley and wife Anna of Bossier; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Many.

Harold L. Kelly, 77
Funeral Services for Harold L. Kelly, 77, of Jonesboro were held March 13 at the Jonesboro First Baptist Church with the Rev. Malcolm Self officiating. Burial followed in the Gayla Traina Cemetery.Mr. Kelly died March 11 at Willis Knighton Hospital.
Born Nov. 10, 1924 in Goldonna, he was retired salesman for Great Plains Bag Company and a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member and a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro and was currently employed by Edmonds Funeral Home. He was an active member of the Woodmen of the World and enjoyed his friends and activities at the many senior dances in the area.
Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his wife, Hope Kelly; and his parents, Lavaye Peterson Griffen and Lawson Kelley.
He is survived by his son, Gary Kelly of Hodge; daughters, Brenda Porter and husband Butch of Jonesboro and Kim Terrill and husband Sonny of Darlington, S.C.; brother, Donald Griffen of Minden; sister Ola Marie Parker of Minden; grandchildren, Leslie Porter, Aaron Porter, Marc Kelly and Hunter Terrill, all of Minden; daughter-in-law, Jacque Kelly of Baton Rouge; special friend, Jeri Tolar of Ruston; and his adopted family at Edmonds.
Pallbearers will be the deacons at the First Baptist Church.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.
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James H. Waggoner, 78
Funeral services for James H. “Jim” Waggoner, 78, of Eros were held March 11 at the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Eros with the Revs. Elvin Wheelis, Rick Crandall, Franklin Pearce and Mike Deviller officiating. Burial followed in the Mount Olive Cemetery.
Mr. Waggoner died March 9.He was retired from Riverwood International, a deacon at Mount Olive and a veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sybil Jean Waggoner.
He is survived by sons, Roger Waggoner and wife Donna of Hokes Bluff, AL, Randy Waggoner and wife Donna of West Monroe and Ricky Waggoner of Eros; brothers, Prentiss Waggoner of Eros, Eallie Waggoner of Eros, Huston Waggoner of West Monroe, John Waggoner of Columbia, Earnest Waggoner of Eros and Jerry Waggoner of Eros; sister, Dorothy Mae Hargrove of West Monroe; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Norman Baugh, Lemuel Baugh, Marty Varner, George Ferguson, Ronnie Massey and Barry Hubbard.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Mary Culpepper, 74
Mary “Lucy” Lucille Culpepper, 74, of Dayton, formerly of Jonesboro, Louisiana, passed away Monday, March 4, 2002 at the Spring Branch Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Athens, Louisiana, retired from the Jackson Parish Hospital after working 22 years as a surgical scrub nurse. She spent her retirement working in her yard, her garden and quilting. Services were held March 8, 2002 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro, Louisiana with burial to follow in the Gayla-Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro, Louisiana. Her husband; Fred P. Culpepper, preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents: Albert L. Holland and Vera Jimmerson Holland; brother; Charles Henry Holland and sister: Avis Autry. She is survived by: daughter: Yvonne Folse and her husband Walter of Dayton; Sons: Wayne Culpepper and his wife Debbie of Jonesboro, Louisiana and Donnis Culpepper and his wife Stella of Las Vegas, Nevada. 10 Grandchildren: Jesse Culpepper, Caleb Culpepper, Sondra “Jenny” Rasbury, Mara Culpepper, Leah Culpepper, Jimmy Culpepper, Michael Folse, Rachel LaFountain, Megan Folse and Joshua Culpepper; 8 Great-Grandchildren: Cody, Ashton, Kaitlyin, Kayla, Brandon, Kristal, Elijah and Cade; brother: Albert L. Holland, Jr., of Wichita Falls; sisters, Aline Williams of Hodge, Louisiana, Cammie Johnson of Houghton, Louisiana, Betty Jean McMillan of Mississippi and Joyce Pate of Houston. Pallbearers were: Jesse Culpepper, Jimmy Culpepper, Michael Folse, James Rasbury, Randy Johnson and Raymond Holland. Arrangements were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton and Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
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Eva Bridges, 83
Funeral services for Eva Lee Kinabrew Bridges, 83, of Quitman were held at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dudley Poda officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Mariah Cemetery.
Mrs. Bridges died March 5 at Lincoln General Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Greenville, Miss., she was a graduate of Minden High School and Louisiana Tech.
She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Bridges.
Mrs. Bridges is survived by son, Charles Bridges of Quitman; daughter, Evelyn Bridges Thomas and husband Alvin of Bossier City; grandchildren, David Thomas and wife Kim of Keller, Texas, Deborah Thomas of Shreveport and Sharon Thomas of Bossier City.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
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