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Bobbie Lurline Womack-Brock -- Casper, WY
A memorial service for Bobbie Lurline Womack-Brock will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 1999 at the Highway Chapel Church of God Education Building in Quitman. Graveside serivces will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Bobbie was born January 7, 1932 in Jonesboro-Hodge and recently retired from a 30+ year nursing career in Casper, Wyoming, but continued to work on a part-time basis in an outpatient clinic. She is survived by two sons, Al Brock of Gillette, WY and Barry Brock of Casper, WY; one daughter, Aniece Nye of Nevada; one brother, James Ozell Womack of Shreveport; two sisters, Joy Mise of Buffalo, WY and Pat Lowrey of Farmerville; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and many friends and other relatives. Bobbie spent her last years as a nurse caring for Alzheimer patients. The nursing profession, her family, friends, and relatives will miss this dedicated, professional individual who gave so much to so many.

Robert G. Anders -- Lake Bistineau, LA
Mr. Robert G. Anders, 77, died Monday, April 19, 1999 at his home on Lake Bistineau. Bob Anders was born December 19, 1921, in Denver, TN and was raised in Jonesboro-Hodge. He enlisted in June 1941, in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served throughout World War II. On March 1, 1944, he married Mary Louise Adair of Shreveport; they celebrated their fifty-fifth anniversary this year. He was a retired employee of Sears Roebuck and past Commander of the American Legion Koran Post 388. He is survived by his wife; his sons, Gerald Anders of Baton Rouge and Pat Anders of Bossier City; his brothers, Ray Anders of Alvin, TX and M. O. (Joe) Anders of Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alf and Rose Anders and by two brothers and three sisters.

Effie Toms -- Castor, LA
Effie Dale Toms, 86, of Castor died Thursday, April 22, 1999, inthe Baptist Retirement Center. Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 24, in Old Saline Baptist Church with Rev. Stuart Toms and Bro. Calvin Hubbard officiating. Burial was in Old Saline Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Pat Toms of Castor; two daughters-in-law, Sherry Toms of Castor and Sybil Toms of Minden; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Toms was preceded ind death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Toms; one daughter, Gloria Jean Toms; two sons, Thomas Jerome Toms and Anthony Wayne Toms. She was a longtime resident of Bienville Parish and a member of Old SalineBaptist Church. She was a homemaker. Pallbearers were David Caskey, Thomas Merendino, Anthony J. Toms, Clay Toms, Jarrod Toms, and Ben E. Williams.

Everett Mobley -- Jonesboro, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Everett Lee Mobley, age 90, of Jonesboro were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 26, 1999, at the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro with Rev. Mathew DeBord officiating. Burial was in the Jonesboro Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Mobley passed away Friday, April 23, 1999, at the Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro after a lengthy illness. He was born in Rapides Parish in the town of Glenmora on March 20, 1909. He received his education and played football at Glenmora High School and graduated with a degree in Business Adminsitration and Banking at Soule' College in New Orleans. After graduation, he worked as a bookkeeper at Glenmora Bank and Trust Company, later being promoted to Assistant Cashier. While employed at the bank, he completed a course in the American Bank Institution (now the American Institute of Banking). Mr. Mobley came to Jackson Parish in 1933, and worked as a clerk at Joe Byrd's Drug Store. He married the former Lurline Blume on June 28, 1934. They had one daughter, Martha Lee, born May 8, 1948. Mr. Mobley passed the State Board of Pharmacy examination in 1936, and became a registered druggist. He opened his own drug business on December 7, 1936, and successfully operated it until it's sale June 30, 1973. Mr. Mobley entered the U. S. Navy on Nov. 8, 1942, and trained at Pensacola, FL and Parris Island, S.C. He served almost four years in Normandy (including the D-Day invasion), Okinawa and Japan. He was awarded the American Campaign, EAME, APO and Victory Medals. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Mr. Mobley was a member of the First Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, the Jonesboro-Hodge Lions Club and was a Mason and a Shriner. He was a former Lions Club President and had the earliest membership of any current member (1936). Mr. Mobley was Drive Chairman of the La. Heart Assoc. for 15 years, during which Jackson Parish was the first parish in Louisiana to meet it's quota in each of those years. For this feat he was presented an award by the state association. Mr. Mobley served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the First Baptist Church. He served five years as a member and was the first chairman of the Jackson Parish Library Board. Mr. Mobley was a member of the Jackson Parish Hospital Board from 1970 until 1976, including a term as chairman. From 1979 until 1986 he was a member of the Board of the Jackson Parish Bank. Mr. Mobley received a life membership on the State Advisory Board during the second administration of Gov. Jimmie H. Davis and is a past Commander of Mathew-Simonton Post #112 of the American Legion. Mr. Mobley worked may years for both the Boy and Girl Scouts in Jackson Parish. Mr. Mobley is survived by one grandson, Justin Smith of Charlotte, N.C. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Lurlene Blume Mobley and his daughter, Martha Lee Mobley Smith. Pallbearers were Emery Gillum, John Harlow, Troy Kennedy, Woodie McDonald, Troy Smith, and Leon Whitten.

Thomas Warren -- Jonesboro, LA
Services for Thomas Elbert Warren, 49, of Jonesboro were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, 1999, in Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jesse Henderson officiating. Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Warren died Monday, April 26 in Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro after a long illness. Survivors include his parents, William E Warren and Frances E. Brown; one brother, Hoyle Ray Warren; three sisters, Colleen Caskey, Lyvonne Beckham, and Marie Warren; four nephews, Jimmy Warren, Russell Warren, Jerry Bland, and John Caskey; and three nieces, Renae Cook, Brenda Kornegay, and Rebecca Simpson. Family members served as pallbearers. 

Thomas Lunsford -- Jonesboro, LA
Thomas J. Lunsford, 74, of Jonesboro died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Jackson Parish Hospital. Graveside services were held Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Officiating ministers were Rev. Roy Moore, Dr. Herb Dickerson, and Rev. Matthew DeBord. Tommy was born in Rison, AR on April 14, 1925. He was well known in this area as a General Sales Manager of the local Ford dealership prior to his retirement. Tommy was a veteran of World War II and served our military into the Korean Conflict. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. Tommy was married to his loving and faithful wife of 47 years, Allie B. Murphy Lunsford and they were blessed with two sons, Mark Thomas Lunsford, Director of Theater at Franklin Senior High School, Franklin, LA and Dr. Matt David Lunsford, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Union University, Jackson, TN, his wife, Deanna and children, Cara Elise Lunsford and Thomas Jacob Lunsford. Tommy is also survived by two brothers, Odell Lunsford of Winnfield and Bobby Joe Lunsford of Nashville, TN; two sisters, Lola Terral of Minden and Melba Breithaupt of Buna, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Willie Sue Lunsford. Pallbearers were Jerry Murphy, Dennis Futrell, Shawn Murphy, Mike Coleman, Rob Whitten, and John Newman. Honorary pallbearers were M.J. Westbrook, Marion Smith, Cleasy Futrell, Bobby Briethaupt and Jimmy Stewart.

William Thomas -- Winnfield, LA
William Emmett Thomas, 74, of Winnfield died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, in Autumn Leaves Nursing Home in Winnfield. Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 15, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield with Rev. Roy Moore officiating. Burial was in Cooley Double Church Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Winnfield. Survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman and Hazel Thomas of Calvin and James and Margie Thomas of Winnfield. Pallbearers were Cooper Little, Odell Lunsford, John Pickett, Donald Richardson, and J. E. Rikard.

Winston J. Matejowsky -- Jonesboro, LA
Winston J. Matejowsky, 84, of Jonesboro died Thursday, April 15, 1999, in Sunrise Care and Rehabilitation in Jonesboro. Services were held in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Perry Lassiter officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Audra Matejowsky of Jonesboro; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Valerie Matejowsky of Monroe; two sisters and brother-in-law, Glinnie and John Janssen of La Grange, TX and Mary Witt of Temple, TX; one grandson and wife, Winston and Brigitte Matejowsky of Monroe; one great granddaughter, Hannah Matejowsky of Monroe; one stepson and wife, Tommy and Sue Holbrook of Quitman; one stepdaguther and husband, Nelda and Mike McGuire of Shreveport; six step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Buster Sullivan, James Fitzpatrick, Ernest Hogan, A. C. Ledford, Orvin Maxwell, and Walton Reed.

Lloyd Loe -- Quitman, LA
Lloyd Loe, 80, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at his residence in Quitman. Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 17 in Sweetwater Baptist Church with Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Loe was a member and deacon of Sweetwater Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Gwen Loe of Mesquite, TX and Joe and Mikelene Loe of Simpson, SC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Bob Moore of Lyons, GA and Nancy and Ron Rogala of Quitman; three sisters-in-law, Sangie Watts of Jonesboro and Annie Loe and Zula Loe both of Quitman; one brother-in-law, N. D. Smith of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Laura Ann, Paul, Amanda, Melissa, Robert, Wesley, and Adan; and one great grandchild, Ashley. Pallbearers were Lamar Culpepper, Louie Davis, John Watts, Lavelle Loe, Duncan Smith, and Stephen Watts. Honoarary Pallbearers were Winston Loe, Barry Doner, Gene Austin, Gilbert Pickens, Jimmy Shows, R. E. Brown, Curtis Otwell, Mike Brooks, Paul Gresham, and Ken Jeane.

Walter Kirkland -- Jonesboro, LA
Walter Goodridge Kirkland, 88, of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 19 in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dominic DiCarlo and Rev. Billy Mac McBride officiating. Burial was in Jonesboro Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors inlcude one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Eddie Gatlin of Jonesboro; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald (Sonny) and Mary Kirkland of Chatham; four grandchildren, Amy Gatlin Adams and husband, Joey, and Ronda Kirkland Cruse and husband, Tommy, all of Ruston, Glen Kirkland and wife, Donna, of Chatham, and Sandra Kirkland McBride and husband, Lee, of Jonesboro; and eight great grandchildren, Jacob Adams, Chad Cockerham, Chelsie Cruse, Heather Cruse, Lauren Kirkland, Will Kirkland, John Lee McBride, and Mauri McBride. Mr. Kirkland was preceded in death by his wife Elsie Bond Kirkland. Pallbearers were Harold Bond, Jr., Jimmy Golden, Johnny Golden, Billy Pipes, Troy Smith, Billy Ted Walsworth, Mike Womack, and Ronnie Womack.

Jessie Carr -- Castor, LA
Jessie Warren Carr, 80, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at her residence in Castor. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 18 in Foster Arbor Assembly of God in Castor with Rev. Weyland Gaunt and Rev. James Nails officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Carr was preceded in death by her husband, D. T. Carr and one great grandson, James Cameron Byrd. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Carolyn Carr and Terry and Connie Carr; one sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Bill Wallace; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth E. and JoAnn Warren and Thomas J. and Sue Warren all of Castor; four grandchildren, Michelle Byrd, Chad Carr, Danny Carr and wife, Bonnie, and Candy Smith and husband, D. J.; four great grandchildren, Alex Byrd, Casey Carr, Colton Carr and Bailey Smith; and three sisters-in-law, Myrtle Carr of Winnsboro, Annie Lafield of Quitman, and Beverly Warren of Castor. Pallbearers were Jimmy Wayne Carr, Tommy Hadwin, Billy Wallace, Donnie Warren, Randy Warren, Ricky Warren, and Ronnie Warren.

Ben Tomblin -- Hodge, LA
Ben Elbradge Tomblin, 65, of Hodge died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Wright officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Tomblin of Hodge, one brother and wife, Frances and Sally Tomblin of Crossett, AR; one brother-in-law, Charlie Dobson of Epps, one sister-in-law and husband, Betty and Henry Moore of Eros; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Eugene Harper, James Harper, Eldred Robert, Ron Lowe, Tommy Dobson, and Lynn Dobson. Honorary pallbearer was Charlie Dobson. 

Robert L. Harper -- Jonesboro, LA
Services for Robert L. Harper, 94, of Jonesboro, were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, in Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joey Bignar officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Harper died Thursday, April 8, 1999, in Jackson Parish Hospital following a long illness. He was a retired minister. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Inez Harper of Ruston; and two brothers-in-law, Thurmon Maxwell and Coy Maxwell of Jonesboro.

Geneva Hobson -- Hodge, LA
Geneva Wells Hobson of Hodge died Thursday night, April 8th, 1999, at the Health South Rehabilitation Center in Ruston after a lengthy illness. Services for Mrs. Hobson were held at Edmonds Funeral Home on Sunday, April 11, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Stuart Toms and Rev. Brian Yeich officiated. In honor of their love and respect, her grandchildren provided the music for the services. The pallbearers were Al Hobson III, David Hobson, Kevin Hobson, Ray Pullin, Ross Pullin, and Linnie Lucas. The honorary pallbearer was Jaimie Williams. Mrs. Geneva will be rememberes as a loving and supportive wife, mother, and friend. She will be greatly missed. Her family wishes to express their gratitude to all of their friends and neighbors who offered their prayers and support during her illness. She was always pleased to know of their thoughtfulness. She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her husband, Al Hobson, Sr. of Hodge; one sister, Garet Lucas of Ft. Myers, FL; and a cousin, Brenda Fitzpatrick of Weston. Her children and their spouses are Dianne and George Clark of Baton Rouge, Al, Jr. and Emily Hobson of Marshall, TX, and Dale and Gayle Hobson of Quitman. She has seven grandchildren, Kayla and Myranda Clark of Baton Rouge, Myriah Clark of Hattiesburg, MS, Al Hobson III of Marshall, TX, David Hobson of Shreveport, Kevin and Kelly Hobson of Quitman, and one great grandchild, Kylie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvis and Merle Wells; one sister, Wilene Red; and one brother, Maurice Wells.

Mrs. Jonnie Lamkin -- Ruston, LA
Services for Mrs. Jonnie Terry Lamkin (Mrs. Sam A. Lamkin), 86, of Ruston were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Ansley Union Church in Ansley with Rev. Bill Stokes, Rev. Merlin Merrill, and Bro. Ken Klemme officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery in Clay under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Lamkin died Thursday, April 8 in Alpine Guest Care Center in Ruston. She was a retired lunch room worker in Quitman, past president of Clay-Ansley Home Demonstration Club, and a member of the Ansley Methodist Church. She was a member of the Crescent Chapter Order of Eastern Star #64. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Sam A. Lamkin. Survivors include four sons, and daughters-in-law, Edward and Linda Lamkin, and Dwight and Cheryl Lamkin of Ruston, Samuel and Frances Lamkin of Jonesboro, and Elmer and Joyce Lamkin of Belle Chasse; one sister, Ila Bee Rogers of Baton Rouge; two sisters-in-law, Sara Terry of Jonesboro and Marie Terry of Quitman; six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were John Charles Lamkin, J. M. Lamkin, Carl Sisemore, James Lawrence Sharver, Robert Willett, and Tommy Rogers. Memorials may be made to the Ansley Union Church, 2707 S. Vienna Ruston, LA 71270; Shriners Children's Hospital, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103; Prospect Church and Cemetery, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Elmer E. Sherer -- Jonesboro, LA
Elmer E. Sherer, 80, of Jonesboro died Monday, April 5, 1999, in Lincoln General Hospital. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 9, in St. Lucy Catholic Church with Father Franz Graff officiating. Mr. Sherer was preceded in death by one son, John Sherer; one brother, Harry Sherer; and one sister, Dee Seall. Survivors include his wife, Vi Sherer of Jonesboro; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Marion Burn of Quitman; two sons and daughter-in-law, Terry and Bernadette Sherer of Philadelphia, PA, and Thomas Sherer of Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Shirley Bacon of Big Rapids, MI; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Lavon Hill, James Beal, Donnie Freeman, Rex Johnson, Bill Traina, and Leo Walker.

Eunice Walsworth -- Ruston, LA
Services for Mrs. Eunice Walsworth of Ruston were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 1999, in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Witt officiating. Burial was in the Concord Cemetery. Mrs. Walsworth died Friday, April 2, 1999, in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Walsworth. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Wilda and Delane Alford of Jonesboro and Wanda and Ronnie Shackelford of Calhoun; one sister, Viola Hux of West Monroe; two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Delane Alford, Ronnie Shackelford, Eric Rentz, Jerry Hunter, Eddie Hux, and Casey Dison.

Mina Vardaman -- Waco, TX
Mina Elizabeth Robinson Vardaman, 70, of Waco, TX, was born Feb. 11, 1929 and passed away April 3, 1999, at her residence. A testimonial memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 1999, in Waco. She graduated from Jonesboro Hodge High School and became a beautician. She owned Robbies Powder Box in Lake Charles. Later she graduated from Louisiana College. She also did post graduate work at Baylor University in Waco. She was a graduate of the Real Estate Institute, was active in real estate, and was still working when she passed away. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Bell Bryant Robinson; her stepmother, Videll Vines Robinson; her father, Morgan Robinson; and her sister, Connie Johnston. She is survived by three daughters, Bridget Ren'e Ashmore, Kirsten Turner, and Page Cupper; three grandchildren, Brienne and Hillary Ashmore, and Austin Turner; one sister, Una Maxwell of Jonesboro; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association and/or Friends for Life. 

Hazel Gandy -- Strong, AR
Hazel Belle Gandy, 76, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at her home in Strong, AR. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 3 in Ebenezer Presybterian Cemetery with Rev. David Preston officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Rumph-Owers Funeral Home of El Dorado, AR. Mrs. Gandy was born on June 16, 1922, in Strong, she was the daughter of Ben and Hixie Ramey Cox. She was a homemaker and a member of Lapile Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, William Gandy of Strong; three daughters, Hixie Potts of Jonesboro, LA, Billie Upton of Strong, AR, and Nancy Deaton of Smackover, AR; six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Elwin Maxwell -- Jonesboro, LA
Elwin William Maxwell, 79, of Jonesboro died Friday, April 2, 1999, in Glenwood Medical Center in Monroe. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 4 in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joey Bignar officiating. Burial was in Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Maxwell was formerly of Baton Rouge and Plaquemine. Survivors include his wife, Emma Maxwell of Jonesboro; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Wayne and Ann Maxwell of O'Fallon, IL; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Roy Zito of Plaquemine; one sister, Evelyn Hughes of Jonesboro; one brother, Orvin Maxwell of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Pallbearers were James Fitzpatrick, Walton Reed, Charles Standifer, Travis Shurling, Ben T. Carter, and Herman Cox.

James Harvey -- Quitman, LA
James Wiley Harvey, 87, of Quitman died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, in Glenwood Medical Center in Monroe. Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 2 in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clayton Perry and Rev. Jimmy Pyles officiating. Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Barbara Harvey, and James Earl and Carolyn Harvey of Quitman; one sister, Ila Williams of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Nancy Joe Brooks and husband, Mike, and Terry Harvey and wife, Robin of Quitman; and four great grandchildren, Katie and Leah Brooks and Kirsten and Wesley Harvey, all of Quitman. Pallbearers were Donnie Anderson, Joel Burnum, Eddie Wayne Harvey, Aylon Pate, Bill Weeks, and Otis Williams.

Vergie T. Harlow -- Jonesboro, LA
Vergie T. Harlow, 86, of Jonesboro died Friday, April 2, 1999. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Emonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Bryan Moore officiating. Burial was in Jonesboro Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Harlow was born in Sikes and lived in Jonesboro since 1937. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. John R. Harlow. She was a retired public health nurse and a member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church. Mrs. Harlow died happy knowing that her life's work as a nurse had been fulfilled and that she died helping others. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Lydia Harlow of Norristown, PA and John and Vi Harlow of Bernice; one brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Earline Thompson of West Monroe; a special friend, E. L. Mobley; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jeff Dendy, Jeffery Dendy, Mike Ellis, Phillip Ellis, Dannye Murphey, and Lee Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were W. C. Reeves, M.D., and Russell Wink.

J. D. Lakes -- Campti, LA
J. D. Lakes, 68, died Saturday, April 3 at his residence in Campti. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 6 in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Chance officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Lakes lived in Franklin, OH most of his childhood years and then returned after his time in the service. He attended Family Worship Center in Campti. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Spiller Lakes; one stepson, Romey Massey; one brother, Jack Lakes; and two sisters, Margie Ann Lakes and Netta Faye Hanes. Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Betty J. and Robert Schaeffer of Middletown, OH; two nephews, Jack Blake and Hershell Lainhart; one niece, Karen Barnes; two great nieces, two great nephews, and two great great nephews. Pallbearers were Tullos Coleston, Paul McVey, M. R. Friday, Floy Clinton, Spencer Griffith, and Wayne Bredlove.

Patricia Brown -- Quitman, LA
Patricia R. Brown, 73, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at her residence in Quitman. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6 in Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado, AR, with Rev. Donnie Jester officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include her husband, Clevelon Brown of Quitman; two daughters, Margaret P. Brucker of Ridgefield, CT and Sarah Hansen of El Dorado, AR; one brother, William Willet of Austin, TX; three grandchildren, Robby Hansen of El Dorado, AR, Dina Jester of Gatlinburg, TN, and Blake Selman of Luling; one stepdaughter, Donna K. Bird of Dixson, TX; one stepson, Cleve Brown, Jr. of Dickson, TX; and seven great grandchildren. 

James Lowe -- Quitman, LA
James Wesley Lowe, 76, of Quitman died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stuart Toms and Rev. T. J. Boyd officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Lois Lowe of Quitman; three sons and daughters-in-law, James W. and Brenda Lowe, Jr.of Jonesboro, John W. and Kaye Lowe, Sr. of Quitman, and Paul D. and Martha Lowe, also of Quitman; one sister, Lurline Farmer of Ruston; five brothers, Owen Lowe of West Monroe, Royce Lowe of Star City, AR, Troy Lowe of Ruston, Waylon Lowe of West Monroe, and Wayne Lowe of Jonesboro; one stepson, Lonnie Williams and wife, Judy, of Castor; eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Danny Hanes, Roy Earl Koonce, Oliver Lockhart, Earnest Lowe, Jackie Lowe, and Michael Lowe. Honorary pallbearers were Neil Lowe and Bill Womack.

Mildred Brown -- Hodge, LA
Mildred Georgia Brown, 86, of Hodge died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Winn Medical Center in Winnfield. Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 26, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Payton Bass, Rev. Perry Lassiter, and Rev. Ernest Little officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Brown was a longtime resident of Hodge. She was a member of Hodge Baptist Church for over 55 years and was a former employee of Continental Can Company in Hodge. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry E. and Marveline Brown of Nederland, TX; two daughters and son-in-law, Gloria and Jessie C. Richardson, and Freda M. Terrell, all of Hodge; one sister, Mittie Fowler of Houston, TX; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mark Brown, Jerry Hutchinson, Bobby Clyde Brinson, J. C. Reed, Troy Smith, and Armon Stroud. Honorary pallbearers were Hardy Carson, Everett Odom, and Waymon Smith.

Thomas Nunn -- Hodge, LA
Thomas Ezekial Nunn, 82, of Hodge died Friday, March 26, 1999, in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28 in Antioch Cemetery with Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include five sisters, Maudie Allen of Hodge, Katie Gilbert of Farmerville, Myrtle Gore of Alba, TX, and Blanche Harvey and Beulah Nunn of North Hodge.

R. V. Alexander -- Hodge, LA
R. V. Alexander, 71, of Hodge died Friday, March 26, 1999, in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28 in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Van Fossen and Dr. Clyde Myles officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Alexander was a longtime resident of Hodge. He was a member of Highway Chapel Church of God and was a retired school bus driver and appliance repairman. Survivors include his wife, Helen Alexander of Hodge; four sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Renee Alexander of Ashburn, VA, Bruce and Debbie Alexander of Quitman, Donnie and Sandi Alexander of Corpus Christi, TX, and Mike and Lois Alexander of Quitman; two daughters and son-in-law, Denise Gaines of Hodge and Rebecca and Tim Norman of Quitman; two brothers, Everett Alexander of Jonesboro and John Alexander of Quitman; three sisters, Linda Evans and Avis Gaines of Quitman, and Joyce Hall of Choudrant; eighteen grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Josh Alexander, Kevin Alexander, Jacob Gaines, Landon Perry, Joey Rodgers, and Rodney Waynick.

Clariece Frith -- Calhoun, LA
Services for Clariece Marie Frith, 72, of Calhoun were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, in Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Barnett officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Frith died Thursday, March 25 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyce Frith; son, Lee Frith; sister, Waterine Broadway; and grandson, Joshua Frith. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Kim Frith of Vidalia; five daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Harold McGriff of Paducah, KY, Lois and Buddy Auttonberry of West Monroe, Wanda and Danny Roy Fuller of Eros, Laura and Chuck Carruthers of New Burg, IN, and Wendy and Bubba Poe of Calhoun; one sister, JoAnn Reems of Winnsboro; sixteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Nina Marie Gates -- Lafayette, LA
Funeral services were held at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 19, 1999, in Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Nina Marie Gates, 37, who died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, at University Hospital in New Orleans. The Rev. Monsignor Wayne Richard, retired, was the celebrant of the Mass and conducted the funeral services. Interment was at 4 p.m. Friday in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Jonesboro under the direction of Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette. Nina was a native of Ruston. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School and received her degree in journalism from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She was a former resident of Baton Rouge and a resident of New Orleans at the time of her death. Survivors inlcude her mother, Betty Jo Smedley Koury and stepfather, Jacob Koury of Lafayette; one sister, Janis Elaine Gates of Napa, CA; and one brother, Joseph D. Koury of Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Smedley of Jonesboro and Mary and Herschel Gates of Winnfield.

Arthur Johnson -- Dallas, GA
Mr. Arthur Johnson, 76, of Dallas, GA, resently of Bossier City, died Monday, March 29, 1999. A Masonic graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 2, at Antioch Cemetery in Quitman. Family will receive visitors at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City, Thursday, April 1 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.. Mr. Johnson was retired from Ryder Truck Lines. He was a member of the following organizations: The Teamsters Local #580, The Waller Baptist Church, The Bossier W. H. Booth Masonic Lodge #380, The Scottish Rite Masons of Shreveport, The El Karubah Shrine Temple, The Arab Unit of Shriners, and Bossier Parish Sheriff's Posse. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Johnson of Dallas, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Cynthia Johnson of Powder Springs, GA, Marylyn & Gene Beall of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Laura Creekmore of Powder Springs, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Cindy Johnson of Birmingham, AL; daughter-in-law, Cindy Johnson of Bossier City; stepsister, Louise Rhynes of Quitman; twelve grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be made to Shreveport Shrine Hospital for Children. 

Ruby Gilmer -- Monroe, LA
Ruby Viola Gilmer, 88, of Monroe were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October, 22, 1999, in Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Franks officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery in Chatham under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Gilmer died Wednesday, October 20, in Summit Hospital following a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Gilmer and daughter, Bobbie Salsbury. Survivors include two sons, Charles Gilmer of Little Rock, AR and Boyce Gilmer of Sulpher Springs, TX; two daughters, Windolen Bolda of Monroe and Maurice Goforth of Summerset, KY; one brother, A. D. Jacobs of Sikes; one sister, Geraldine Pavlick of Amory, MS; twelve grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.

James Burnum -- Baton Rouge, LA
James Francis Burnum, 81, of Baton Rouge, died Wednesday, October 20, 1999, at his residence. Services were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 24 in Faith Tabernacle Church with Rev. Ed Bledsoe officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Burnum was a native of Jonesboro and a retired maintenance supervisor. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Florence Burnum, and a brother, Daniel Burnum. Survivors include his wife, Melba Edmonds Burnum; three daughters, Shirley Owens of Baton Rouge, Patricia Parker of Austin, TX, and Tara Shaw of New Orleans; two sisters, Annie Lee Shows of Joliet, IL and Aline Smith of Homer; two brothers, J. T. Burnum of Jonesboro and Joel Burnum of Hodge; six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Roger Lowery, II -- Winnfield, LA
Funeral services for Roger Dale Lowery, 25, of Winnfield were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999, in the Union Baptist Church in Joyce with Rev. Rayford Higgs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Mr. Lowery died Saturday, October 23 in the Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield. He was a member of the Union Baptist Church and was a sheer driver. Survivors include his wife, Tammie M. Lowery of Jonesboro; two sons, Chanlin Lowery and Chanstin Lowery both of Jonesboro; father, Roger Dale Lowery and Iwilla of Sikes; mother, Cathy Franks and Reggie of Joyce; sister, Rachel Lowery and Monty Lynn of Winnfield; paternal grandmother, Doyle Lowery of Joyce; and maternal grandmother, Clara Cockerham of Joyce.

George Hanna -- Jonesboro, LA
George August Hanna, 90, of Jonesboro died Saturday, October 23, 1999, in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, in Full Gospel Temple with Bro. Bill Staples, Bro. David Walsworth, and Bro. Gary Phillips officiating. Burial was in Jonesboro Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gary Kotchka of Jonesboro; and one brother and sister-in-law, Wallace and Dorothy Hanna of Lake Charles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa King Hanna, and grandson, Brian Patrick Kotchka. Pallbearers were Joe Jones, Glen Nash, Louie Shively, Carl Walker, A. C. Ledford, and Edwin Kennedy. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Allen, Bill Phillips, Aylon Pate, Charles Garrett, and Charlie Brinson.

Robert Bryan -- Saline, LA
Robert Glen Bryan, 56, of Saline died Saturday, October 23, 1999, in Longleaf Care Center. Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, in Old Saline Cemetery with Bro. Larry Grubbs officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. Survivors include his mother, Fannie L. Bryan of Bastrop; one daughter, Jennifer Bryan of Los Angeles, CA; one brother, Steve D. Bryan of Houston, TX; and one sister, Denise Logan of Saline.

Marion Allen -- Eros, LA
Marion Louise Allen, 55, died Saturday, October 23, 1999, at her residence in Eros. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 25, in Chatham Baptist Church with Bro. Virgil Jones officiating. Burial was in Chatham Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include her husband, Homer Allen of Eros; three sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Tanya Allen of West Monroe, Phillips Roberts of Winnsboro, AR, and Tommy Roberts of Hope, AR; two daughters and son-in-law, Angie and Jack Loper of Chatham and Deborah Barbaree of El Dorado, AR; three brothers, Harold Keirsey and Bobby Martin of Monroe, and Malcolm Martin of Calhoun, seven grandchildren, Amber Allen, April Allen, Brian Allen, Jody Barbaree, Joshua Loper, Kalie Loper and Jessie Roberts. Pallbearers were Danny Roy Fuller, John Godwin, Jimmy Johnston, Sonny Kirkland, Herman Lenard, and Earl Stuckey.

Herman Kelly -- Meridian, MS
Herman Virgil Kelly, 65, of Meridian, MS, died Friday, October 22, 1999, in Mississippi Methodist Rehab. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 23, in Harmony Grove Church Cemetery in Gaars Mill under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra Dale and Norman Beard of Meridian, MS, Janell and Ricky Grotjahn of Decatur, AL, and Sarah Lynn Moore of Pearl, MS; one son and daughter-in-law, Douglas R. and Melissa Kelly of Decatur, AL, two sisters, Gloria Garlean of Quinlan, TX and Daisy Watley of Shreveport; one brother, John Huey Kelly of Jonesboro; and five grandchildren. 

Ruby Barber -- Joyce, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Brown Barber, 82, of Joyce were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 1999, in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Doyle Wesson and Bob Tuggle officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Mrs. Barber died Wednesday, October 13, in the Parkview Care Center in Winnfield. She was a native of Union Parish and was a member of East Winnfield Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, E. W. Barber of Joyce; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin Wayne and Carolyn Barber of Joyce and John Ray and Sandy Barber of Sikes; five daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Gene Sweat and Patsy and Roger Barton of Joyce, Betty and Ralph McKaskle and Penny and Johnny Culpepper of Weston, and Reggie and Delton Box of Dodson; one brother, Reggie Brown of El Dorado, AR; two sisters, Margie Jackson of Hebert and Marie Sharply of Bossier City; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mark Sweat, Michael Sweat, Stanley McKaskle, John Barber, Jr., Ricky Barber, Jeff Barber, Bob Barton, and Tyler Barton.

James Smith -- Chatham, LA
Services for James Marshal Smith, 61, of Chatham were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 1999, at First Baptist Church in Chatham under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Rev. Bill Moore officiated at the services. Interment was in the Chatham Cemetery. Mr. Smith died at his home Wednesday, October 13, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Hebrine, Arkansas, and lived most of his life in Chatham. He was a logging contractor, poultry farmer, and cattleman. He was also a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Trena Smith of Chatham; three sons, Marshal Wayne Smith and wife, Phyllis, John David Smith, and wife, Terri, and Kevin Smith, all of Chatham; two brothers, Bobby E. Smith and wife, Martha, and Paul E. Smith and wife, Glenda, also of Chatham; one sister, Katherine Kervin and husband, Tom J. of Winnfield; three grandchildren, and special family friends, Mike and Wanda Mann of Beach Bluff, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Smith and a grandson, Adam Smith. Pallbearers were George Gryder, Glen Robinson, Ricky Wages, Johnny Brewer, David King, Gene Hamaker, and Larry Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Smith Logging Contractors Crew 1 and 2. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the Chatham Cemetery Fund.

Matilda Reed -- Los Angeles, CA
Mrs. Matilda M. Reed, 88, of Los Angeles, CA, died Monday, October 11, 1999, in Los Angeles. Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, in Mt. Mariah Baptist Church. Mrs. Reed was a homemaker.

Isace Rogers -- Jonesboro, LA
Isace P. "Ike" Rogers, 77, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. S. Martin officiating. Burial was in Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include two nephews, Johnny Potts and Jimmy Temple; and four nieces, Jeanette Ferguson, Bobbie F. Potts, Trudy Potts, and Delores Rogers. Pallbearers were Rodney Temple, Roger Maxwell, Huey Morgan, Jim Norred, Waylon Norred, and Rickey McDow.

Joel Morgan -- Bienville, LA
Joel Bernice Morgan, 85, of Bienville died Monday, October 11, 1999, in Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, in Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Leach officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Ilee Morgan of Bienville; one daughter, Judy Daly of Houston, TX; one son, Joel C. Morgan, Jr. of Benton; three sisters, Audney Brown of Crowley, TX, Louise Hetkes of Texas City, TX, and Doris Norris of Chandler, TX; six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ryan Leach, Abraham Daly, Kelly Leach, Kyle Leach, Joel Morgan, and Robert W. Morgan. Honorary pallbearers were Malvin Hall, H. J. Hetkes, and Scriven Pinkard.

Tressie Rasberry -- Quitman, LA
Tressie Womack Rasberry, 83, of Quitman died Thursday, October 14, 1999, in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Jinks officiating. Burial was in Beech Spring Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include her husband, Herbert (Pete) Rasberry of Quitman; one daughter, May Beth Bradford of Oil City; two sons, and daughters-in-law, Jack L. and Delilah Rasberry and Larry K. and Sandra Rasberry, all of Jefferson, TX; four sisters, Armour Leign Gray of Houston, TX, Merry Lee Hay of Jonesboro, and Viola Hay and Gertrude Pierce of West Monroe; five brothers, Delmer Womack of Hodge, Jerry Womack of Mansfield, Kenneth Womack of Jonesboro, Lavelle Womack of West Monroe, and Nelson Womack of Splendora, TX; nine grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren.

Loice Spillers
Mr. Loice Hilliard Spillers, son of the late William and Claudia Spillers of Jonesboro, was reinterred Friday, October 8, 1999, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Jonesboro. Loice was originally interred in Killeen, TX on June 25, 1971. He was relocated to Jonesboro by his family to place him at the interment site of his parents and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; four sons, Glen, Mike, Joe, Paul, and the late Nolan Hilliard Spillers and a daughter, Phyllis. Survivors also include a sister, Vera Jones of El Dorado, AR.

James W. Cooper -- Jonesboro, LA
James W. Cooper, 73, died Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at his residence in Jonesboro. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 8, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Pat Cooper of Jonesboro; two daughters and son-in-law, Debra Cooper of Baton Rouge and Joni and David Mabry of Ruston; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Vonceil Cooper of Broken Arrow, OK, John and Beth Cooper of Quitman, and Kerry and Lee Spangler of West Monroe; three sisters, Marie Ford of Shreveport, Daphine Pizani of League City, TX, and Favis Wyatt of Winnfield; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brandon Cooper, Daniel Cooper, Matt Cooper, Rickey Pizani, Andy Stevenson, and Chris Stevenson.

C. M. Newsom, Jr. -- Sikes, LA
Services for Mr. C. M. Newsom, Jr., 87, of Sikes were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 11, 1999, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield with Rev. James Simons officiating. Burial was in Sikes Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. Mr. Newsom died Friday, October 8, 1999, in Winn Medical Center in Winnfield following a long illness. He was a retired Forestry Technician for Louisiana Pacific and was a deacon of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Sikes. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmie Ray and Judy Newsom of Sikes and Jerald Newsom also of Sikes; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Malcolm Williams of Eros; one sister, Annie Belle Parker of Urania; two grandchildren, Travis Williams and Shelly Williams both of Eros; and three great grandchildren, Aaron Williams of Baton Rouge, and Tyler and Taylor Williams of Eros. Pallbearers were Dolan Adams, Wesley Cox, Buford Calhoun, Glen Buckelew, Travis Williams, and David Heron.

Lowell F. Lynde -- Quitman, LA
The family of Lowell Frederic Lynde would like to thank all those who remembered him during his illness and death with their visits, memorials, gifts of food and flowers, telephone calls, and cards of support and sympathy. Thanks are also extended to his caregivers, Dr. Jill W. Bordelon, Judy Posey and Sheryl Dunlap. Dr. Lynde died at his home in Quitman on Thursday, September 30, 1999, after a lengthy struggle with colon cancer. The son of Emdon and Nellie Lynde, he was born in Cleveland, OH on April 7, 1923. On February 15, 1944, he married Addie Pearl Turner of Quitman and in 1947 he decided to move his family to his beloved "sportsmen's paradise" to escape the snowy northern winters. Being from the North, Lowell soon became known as the "Yankee." During his early life Lowell worked on the railroad, ran a gris mill with his brother-in-law, Billie Turner, drove a milk truck, and served as Quitman's postmaster. At age 39, he began his studies at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute. He graduated with honors in 1962 and was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to LSU where in 1967 he received the Ph.D. in English. After returning to Tech in 1968, he taught English until his retirement in 1988 as full professor. During his retirement Dr. Lynde enjoyed sharing the special times of the year such as birthdays and Christmas with his family. He loved squirrel hunting, using a 22 rifle, and fishing for the big bream on Caney Lake with his Sweetie Pie. Funeral services for Dr. Lynde, age 76, were held at the Quitman United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 2, followed by graveside services at the Brooks Chapel Cemetery. Both were officiated by Rev. Ken Klemme. He is survived by his adoring wife, Addie Pearl "Pep"; sons, Lowell F. Lynde Jr. of Monticello, AR, and Gerald D. Lynde of Houston, TX; daughters, Linda P. Lynde of Eros and Audrey Phyllis Huckaby of Jonesboro; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angela Diane Lynde. 

Gladys Alford -- Jonesboro, LA
Services for Gladys Marie Alford, 78, of Jonesboro, were held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 1999, in Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Moore officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Alford died Tuesday, September 28, in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston following a long illness. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Pepper of Jonesboro; one sister, Geneva Thomas of Shreveport; one grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were James Randal Smith, Larry Hughes, Garland Pepper, Danny Wayne Hughes, Sid Thomas, and Carl Thomas Pepper.

Rosalie Clay -- Jonesboro, LA
Rosalie Clay, 79, of Jonesboro died Saturday, October 2, 1999, in Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 4, in Weston Baptist Church with Rev. Kelly Tingle and Rev. Rick Aultman officiating. Burial was in Lone Cherry Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Clay was a member of Eastern Star in Mangham and a member of Weston Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her former husband, William "Boots" Matheny, Sr. and her son, William Lee Matheny, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy B. Clay of Jonesboro; one brother, Lawerence W. Carter, Sr. of Archibald; one sister, Nellie Garvan of Bossier City; one granddaughter, Laura M. Pettit of Bossier City; two great granddaughters, Casey L. Pettit and Olivis R. Pettit also of Bossier City; and one daughter-in-law, Cassille M. Waggoner of Chatham. Pallbearers were Jerry Gandy, Bobby Dillon, Michael Reed, Dick Myers, Michael Sanchez, Bobby Norred, and Jerry Springfield.

Dr. Lowell F. Lynde -- Quitman, LA
Dr. Lowell F. Lynde, 76, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, at his residence in Quitman. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2, in Quitman Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Klemme officiating. Burial was in Brooks Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Addie "Pep" Turner Lynde of Quitman; two daughters and son-in-law, Phyllis and Ronnie Huckaby of Jonesboro, and Linda Lynde of Eros; two sons and daughter-in-law, Gerald D. and Linda Gail Lynde of Houston, TX, and Lowell F. Lynde, Jr. of Monticello, AR; one sister, Genevive Kurian of Painesville, OH; one brother, Bill Phillips of Kent, OH; six grandchildren, Michael David Lynde and Kimberly Gail Grissom of Houston, TX, Christina Walsworth of Hodge, Christopher Love of Quitman, and Addie Love and Cowboy Huckaby of Jonesboro; and three great grandchildren, Austin Wayne Grissom of Houston, TX, and Blain Cullen Walsworth and Bailey Claire Walsworth of Hodge. Pallbearers were Jimmie Gilbert, Leamon Griffith, John Love, Charles Neeles, Aylon Pate, and Charles Tilley.

Rickey Anders -- Chatham, LA
Rickey Windell Anders, 47, of Chatham died Thursday, September 30, 1999, in Glenwood Medical Center in Monroe. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 3, in Chatham Methodist Church with Rev. Sam Emanuel officiating. Burial was in Chatham Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include his mother, Geneva R. Anders of Chatham; one daughter, Peggy R. Anders of West Monroe; one son, Rickey L. Anders of Chatham; one brother, Stanley D. Anders of Minden; one nephew, Kevin D. Anders; and one niece, Stephanie D. Anders also of Minden. Pallbearers were Bobby Keith Barnett, Freddie Hightower, Ronnie Hightower, Eric McManus, Chris Roberts, Robbie Robin, Kevin McManus, and Waylon Wheelis.

Rose Caskey -- Quitman, LA
Rose Marie Caskey, 62, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at her residence in Quitman. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, in Quitman Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Rudd officiating. Burial was in Brooks Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include her husband, George Caskey; father, Don Thrift; and mother, Gertrude Thrift, all of Quitman; one son and daughter-in-law, George Alan and Melissa Caskey also of Quitman; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna Gale and Jeffery Wayne Conville of Jonesboro; one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Steve Poulos of Lafayette; and one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Claudine Thrift of Jonesboro. Pallbearers were Royce Adcock, Michael Thrift, Gene Comer, Otis Walsworth, Donnie Warren, and Shelton Moore.

Coy Carey -- West Monroe, LA
Coy Milton Carey, 87, of West Monroe died Sunday, October 3, 1999, in Ridge Crest Nursing Home. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, in Springhill Cemetery with Rev. Tom Lowe officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Ola M. Carey of West Monroe; one brother, Benson Carey of Charlotte, NC; and one sister, Lerlin Sartain of Danielsville, GA. Pallbearers were Jimmy Culpepper, Randy Culpepper, Billy R. Culpepper, Sr., Billy R. Culpepper, Jr., Todd Culpepper, and Max Robinson.

Mrs. Maude Brown -- Quitman, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Brown, 105, of Quitman, formerly of Marshall, TX, were held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at Travis Street Chapel of The Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, TX. Interment was in Algoma Cemetery - North in Marshall under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Mrs. Brown died Sunday, October 3, in Jonesboro. She was born in Mt. Morris, AR on November 10, 1893 to M. S. Atkins and Mary Chandler Atkins. She received her education in the Coushatta public schools. She married Lee R. Brown on June 11, 1949 in Jefferson, TX. He preceded her in death in August of 1976. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Agnes Atkins of Ruston; four nieces, Nellie Harvey and Jessie Wheat of Quitman, Mary Jo Houck and Billie Otwell of Ruston; one nephew, Glen Atkins of Ruston; two grandchildren, Linda Padgett of Marshall, TX and James P. Wood of Port LaVaca, TX; one adopted daughter, Teena Simpson of Beeville, TX; an extra special great niece, Kathy Higginbotham of Quitman; an extra special great, great, nephew, Steven Higginbotham of Quitman; and a host of great grandchildren, great, great, grandchildren, and great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were J. P. Wood, Tracy Cooper, Norman Padgett, Jerry Bristow, Glen Higginbotham, and Steven Higginbotham.

Marjorie Turner -- Ruston, LA
Services for Marjorie Louise Turner, 75, of Ruston were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 1999, in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Byrd Terry officiating. Interment was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Turner died Monday, October 4, in Ruston following a lengthy illness. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, James Turner of Ruston; two sons, Michael W. Turner of Ruston and Stephen K. Turner and wife, Malinda of Ruston; two brothers, Clyde Irby of Sulpher and Harvey Irby of Las Vegas NV; one sister, Winnie B. Alexander of Tucson, AZ; two grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Ola Kennedy -- Jonesboro, LA
Services for Ola Virginia Kennedy, 81, of Jonesboro were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 1999, in Full Gospel Temple with Rev. Herbert H. Hilton, Rev. Mark Crook, and Rev. Bill Staples officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Kennedy died Friday, October 1, in Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center in Jonesboro following a long illness. Survivors include her husband, E. C. Kennedy of Jonesboro; two sons, John Bougues of Jonesboro and James Kennedy of Jackosnville, FL; two daughters, Virginia Martin of Gansville and Evelyn Walker of Jonesboro; one sister, Rachael Coleman of Hodge; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a number of fiends and relatives.


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