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Effie Jordan -- Jonesboro, LA
Effie Jordan, 95, of Jonesboro died Saturday, November 6, 1999, in Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 9, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. E. D. Morris officiating. Burial was in Fellowship Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband Carl Jordan. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Lela Atkins -- Ruston, LA
Lela Mae Atkins, 86, of Ruston died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, in Longleaf Care Center. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, in Clay United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Klemme and Rev. Troy Garrett officiating. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Atkins was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Selma Ziegler Goss; husband, O. E. Atkins; three brothers, Bill, Dick, and Wilbur Goss; one granddaughter, and one great granddaughter. She attended school at Elmore Elementary in Clay and graduated from Ansley High School in 1932. On October 22, 1934, she was married to Ollie Elvin Atkins in Jackson Parish. She was a lifelong member of Clay United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Carl Atkins and Don Atkins of Clay; one daughter, Peggy A. Worley also of Clay; three sisters, Joyce Colvin and Martha Richards of Ruston, and Juanita Prohn of Witchita, KS; one brother, R. L. Goss of Ruston; nine grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Gary Boone, Greg Freeman, Robert Goss, Butch Haughton, John Kavanaugh, and Lloyd Webb.

Tommie Earley -- Jonesboro, LA
Tommie Walsworth Earley, 88, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, November 2, 1999, in Arcadia Health Care Center. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matthew DeBord officiating. Burial was in Jonesboro Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James T. and Else Earley of Baton Rouge; one sister, Vernell Caughlin of Jonesboro; two granddaughters, Catherine Earley of Wilmington, NC and Kristin Earley of Durham, NC; and one grandson, J. T. Earley of Baton Rouge.

Lessie Anderson -- Quitman, LA
Lessie Mall Anderson, 87, of Quitman died Tuesday, November 2, 1999, in SunBridge Care Center (Jackson Manor) in Jonesboro. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Fenton officiating. Burial was in Bear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Anderson was a longtime resident of Quitman and a member of Bear Creek Congregational Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Anderson; son, Robert Anderson; and grandson, Jay Leslie Anderson. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, James Anderson of Homer and Joe and Virginia Anderson of Quitman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Alverne and Herbert Cannady and Avis and David Walsworth all of Quitman; two sisters, Mildred Dickson of Ruston and Irene Jones of Bessemer, AL; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Franklin Bonier -- Hodge, LA
Mr. Franklin D. Bonier, 62, of Hodge died Thursday, November 4, 1999 in West Monroe. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9 in Galilee Baptist Church in Hodge. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Bessie Stewart -- Cullen, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Katherine Rhymes Stewart, 95, of Cullen were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at the Bailey Mortuary Chapel in Springhill with Rev. O. J. Owens and Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Burial was in the Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary. Mrs. Stewart died Sunday, October 24 in Bossier City. She was a descendant of the late Andrew Jackson and Josie Borland Rhymes, one of twelve children. She was a native of Jonesboro and had been a resident of Cullen since 1936. She had recently moved to Bossier City to be near her daughter and granddaughter. She was a retired hotel owner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Loyd Robert Stewart and son-in-law, Richard Jenkins. She is survived by a daughter, Nova "Jackie" Jenkins of Shreveport; grandchildren, Dolores Hackler and husband, Jerry of Shrevport, Loyd Edward Jenkins and wife, Sharon of Cincinnati, OH; great grandchildren, James Benjamin Gulledge of Shreveport, Corinne Elizabeth and Sarah Anne Jenkins of Cincinnati, OH; a brother, Luther Rhymes and wife, Era of Jonesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were John Blake, Joe Breland, Benny Jones, Joe Kaufman, J. C. Rhymes, and Ercell Sutton. 

George Hanna -- Jonesboro, LA
George Augustus 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. Geary 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, Charlie Brinson, and Paul Jones.

A. B. Walker -- Quitman, LA
A. B. Walker, 91, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at his residence in Quitman. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Rev. Stuart Toms and Rev. C. S. Martin officiating. Burial followed in the Sweetwater Baptist Church under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Mazie Lou Walker of Quitman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Floyce and Michael Smith of Arcadia and Bessie and Henry Williams of Vernon; six sons and daughters-in-law, A. V. and Allie Walker of Vernon, David G. and Shirley Walker, Max and Tommie Walker, Ralph and Teresa Walker, and Royce Walker all of Quitman, and Winston and Nancy Walker of Ruston; thirty-three grandchildren, forty-two great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Gloria Butler -- Natchitoches, LA
Gloria Dale Butler, 60, of Natchitoches died Wednesday, October 27, 1999, in Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 30, in Liberty Hill Cemetery with Rev. Robert K. Leach officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Butler of Natchitoches; two sons and daughter-in-law, Ryan Butler of Natchitoches and Todd and Brenda Butler of Provencal; two sisters, Jerri Beavers of Houston, TX and Glen Hughes of Cape Cod, MA; and two grandchildren. 

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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