|Geraldine Liles -- Jonesboro, LA
Geraldine Mays Darling Liles 86 of Jonesboro, died Friday, May 5, 2000
in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. Funeral services were held at 10:00
a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2000 at the Church of Christ with Rev. Rick Cole
and Bro. Freddie Shows officiating. Burial was in the Liles Cemetery under
the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Liles was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters Blakely Ann Amidon and husband Skip, Jimmey
Raborn and husband Sam all of Jonesboro; two sons Pat Liles and wife Pam
of Temple, TX, Thomas E. Liles and wife Linda of Jonesboro; Three sisters,
Sallie Carolyn Buchanan of Dear Park, TX, Nia Jo Khum and husband Walt
of Yacaipa, CA, Jean Reeder and husband Jerry of Nashville, AR; one brother
Pete Darling of Nashville, AR. She is also survived by eighteen grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charles Wayne Raborn, Jr.,
Clayton Gene Amidon, James Ayden Liles, Wyatt Liles Amidon, Stuart Kyes
Amidon, Christopher Patton Liles, Jeremiah Layton Raborn.
Aline Logan -- Shreveport, LA
Mrs. Aline Watts Logan 90, of Shreveport died Friday, May 5, 2000,
at Life Care Hospital in Shreveport after a lengthy illness. Funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2000 at the Old Saline Baptist Church
in Saline with Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial was in the Old Saline
Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home in
Jonesboro. Mrs. Logan was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Artis Murry
Logan and one son, James Wiley Logan. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs.
Murline Dean and husband N. Ross of Shreveport; one sister, Mrs. DeLane
Smith and husband Raleigh of Shreveport; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Melba
Bea Rogers of Shreveport. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Danny
Ross Dean of Shreveport and Beatrice DeLane Aaron and husband John O. of
Tulsa, OK,; five great grandchildren, Jason, Melissa and Cindy Dean and
Christopher and Samantha Aaron. Pallbearers were Bobby G. Watts, Don Matlock,
William Randall Rogers, Edwin Smith, Sam Watts, Steven Michael Rogers,
James Lofton Rogers and Shane Rogers.
Leroy Chatham Sr. -- Chatham, LA
Mr. Leroy Jackson Chatham, Sr. 88, of Chatham died Friday, May 5, 2000
at North Monroe Hospital in Monroe. Funeral services were held at 2:00
p.m. Sunday, may 7, 2000 at the Chatham United Methodist Church with Rev.
Samuel Emanuel officiating. Burial was in the Chatham Cemetery under the
direction Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Mr. Chatham was a Navy Veteran
of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He was a retired forestry employee
for the State of Louisiana and an avid bee keeper. He was preceded in death
by one daughter, Carolyn Roca. Mr. Chatham is survived by his loving wife
of 65 years, Mrs. Hazel Watson Chatham of Chatham; two sons, Leroy J. Chatham
Jr. and wife Brenda, Lloyd A. Chatham and wife Linda both of Chatham; two
daughters, Susan C. Davis and husband Marvin of Chatham, Sharon C. Hubanks
and Husband Earl of Eros; one sons-in-law, J. J. Roca of New Orleans; two
brothers, Bert M. Chatham and C. R. Chatham and wife Ruth all of West Monroe.
He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.
He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were
the grandsons, Kevin Roca, Vince Roca, Johnny David, Raymond McGurk, Jason
Chatham and David Hubanks. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Chatham, Dwight
Chatham, George Harmon, and John Goodwin. Special thanks to Augusta (Gus)
of Lanmark Nursing Home.
Louis Shackelford -- Rayville, LA
Mr. Louis Raymond Shackelford 64 of Rayville, died Monday, May 1, 2000
in the Richardson Medical Center. Graveside services were held Wednesday,
May 3, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Hodge with Bro.
Jesse Henderson officiating. Survivors include one sister Loraine Temple
of Winnfield, two brothers, Billy Causey and wife Rose of Jonesboro, John
Causey and wife Geraldine of Hodge; two nephews, Monte Causey of Springfield,
TN, Tony Causey of Jonesboro; one niece, Teressa Johnston of Ruston.
Shirley Choate -- Arcadia, LA
We are gathered today to celebrate the home going of Shirley Tilley
Choate. Shirley was born on June 28, 1934 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
She went to be with the Lord on January 26, 2000, at Lincoln General Hospital
in Ruston, Louisiana, having lived 65 years, 6 months, and 28 days. She
was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery on Louisiana Highway 147 south of Arcadia.
She is survived by her husband, Quinton Choate of Simsboro; two sons, Gary
Choate and his wife Peggy of Simsboro, and Bobby Choate and his wife Kim
of Waxahachie, Texas; four daughters; Penny Moss of Arcadia, Edna Alonis
and her husband Jay of Nashua, New Hampshire; Tammy pepper and her husband
Gerald of Simsboro; and Angie Driggers of Simsboro; two brothers; Charlie
C. Tilley of Jonesboro, and J. W. Tilley of Quitman; three sisters, Beatrice
Kirkham of Shreveport, Edna Mae Ente of Stockton, California, and Mary
Rowell of Ringgold; fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and
a host of friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents: Richard
"Dick" Tilley and his wife Edna, and one sister, Annie Lee Bruner. Psalm
116:15 says, "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:55, O death, where is thy sting? O grave,
where is thy victory?"
Vona Harper -- North Hodge, LA
Mrs. Vona Dee Harper, 78 of North Hodge, died Sunday, May 7, 2000.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at the
Edmonds Chapel with Rev. Tuck Roberts and Rev. Gene Cumpton officiating.
Burial was in the Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds
Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Harper and the Harper family were long
time members of the Hodge Baptist Church. She served as clerk for the town
of North Hodge for 38 years before retiring in July of 1996. Survivors
include her devoted husband of 62 years, Edwin of North Hodge; one daughter,
Edwina Jones or North Hodge, one son, Douglas Harper and wife Beverly of
Quitman; one sister, Iris Zuber of Whittier, CA; five grandchildren; Jeff
Jones and wife Jody of Jonesboro, Mitch Jones and wife Theresa of Quitman,
Jennifer Reeves and husband Dave of Bossier City, Shelly Dalby and husband
Mark of Batesville, AR, Kelly Walker and husband Phillip of Pitkin; Five
great grandchildren; Lauren Jones, Levi Jones, Leslie Jones or Jonesboro;
and Wade Jones, Logan Jones of Quitman. She was preceded in death by her
parents Tressie and Owens Anderson of Quitman and brother Ralph Elton Anderson
of Jonesboro. Pallbearers were Robert Gamel, Doug Stokes, Bobby Joe Folks,
Richard Johnson, Troy Smith, Bobby Clyde Brinson. Honorary Pallbearers
were Lee Gaar, Ira Reeves, George Schmidt, Robert Walsworth, Bill Womack,
Curtis Otwell, Charles Lutrick, Bill Phillips, Delbert Clark, Edward Hughes,
Roy Gaines, X. L. Blackburn, Delmer Womack.
Rueben Knox -- Dubach, LA
Mr. Rueben C. Knox, 82 of Dubach, died Saturday, May 6, 2000 in the
Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston after a short illness. Funeral services
were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2000 at Mt. Zion Church near
Clay with Rev. Jesse Henderson and Rev. Bill Kinman officiating. Burial
was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home
of Jonesboro. Mr. Knox was retired adjuster from Continental Can Company
- Hodge. Survivors include his wife Clara Beth Knox of Dubach; one son
Wayne R. Knox of Dubach; one daughter Faye Pilgreen and husband George
of Dubach. He is also survived by four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Harvy Gene Willis, Eddie Wayne Willis, Herman Willis,
Doug Willis, Tracy Willis.
Sharon R. Agyemang -- Portsmouth, Va.
Sharon Riva Agyemang, 28, a native of Jonesboro, La., died Friday,
April 28, 2000 in Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Formerly of Colorado Springs,
she had been an area resident for the past 18 months. Sharon was a member
of the Gates of Heaven Church of the Living God, International and was
employed as a management analyst with Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport
News, VA. She is survived by her husand, J. Alex Agyemang of Portsmouth,
VA; her parents, Franklin L. and Lula G. Williams of Jonesboro, Louisiana;
one brother, Byron K. Williams and his wife Eloise of Atlanta, Georgia;
one nephew, Tyler J. Williams of Atlanta and a host of uncles, aunts and
cousins. A visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in the
W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Newport News, VA, after which a revival
service was held at 7:30 p.m. in the Gates of Heaven Church of the Living
God, International with Bishop Joseph White, the founding and presiding
Bishop of Churches of the Living God, International officiating. Funeral
services will be held in the Langley Air Force Base Chapel at 10 a.m. Thursday,
May 4 with Bishop Joseph White and Pastor Charles E. Robinson officiating.
Burial will follow in Hampton Veterans Memorial Gardens, Hampton, VA. Memorials
may be made to the Gates of Heaven Church of the Living God Building Fund,
945 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666. Arrangements by W.J. Smith &
Son Funeral Home, Newport News, VA.
Regina Marie Carson -- Groves, Tex.
Regina Marie Carson, 44, of Groves, Texas died Thursday, April 27,
2000 at O.W. Collins Apartments, Port Arthur, TX. Services were held at
10:00 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2000 under the direction of Clayton-Thompson
Funeral Home, with Rev. Stephen Linck officiating. Burial was in the Antioch
Cemetery, Quitman, LA. Survivors include her parents, James W. Carson and
Josie Carson of Groves, TX; two brothers, Jon Carson of Nederland, TX and
Steve Carson of Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to St. Paul's Lutheran
Savannah C. Duck -- Jonesboro, La.
Savannah C. Duck, 96, of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 29, 2000 at
Jackson Parish Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday,
May 1, 2000 at Full Gospel Christian Center with Rev. Billy Mac McBride
and Bro. Bill Staples officiating. Burial was in the Beech Springs Baptist
Cemetery, 3942 Beech Springs Road. Savannah Duck was born in Laurel, MS
and was a retired sampler. Survivors include her sister, Joann Womack of
Jonesboro and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ray Browning,
Charles Hopper, Stephen McBride, Phillip Moffett, Donnie Sneed and Harvey
Gene Hampton -- Jonesboro, La.
Mr. Gene Hampton, 71, of Jonesboro died Thursday, April 27, 2000 at
Lincoln General Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday,
April 29, 2000 at Edmonds Funeral Home with Rev. Willis Russell and Rev.
Jeff Davis officiating. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery, 353 Midway Church
Rd. Mr. Hampton was born in Belzoni, MS and was a self-employed brick mason.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Hampton, Jonesboro, LA; four daughters:
Mary Ann Smith and husband Cade, Jonesboro; Patricia Jean Roller and husband
Curtis, Jonesboro; Dottie Lynne Foster and husband Stan, Jonesboro; Leslie
Nicole Foreman and husband Scott, Lake Charles, La; three sons: Cliff Hampton
and wife Jill, Jonesboro; Travis Hampton and wife Renee, Jonesboro; David
Hampton, Jonesboro; one brother: Bud Hampton and wife Olive Ruth, Belzoni,
MS; two sisters: Gladys Hanson, Greenwood, MS; Janie Knott, Belzoni, MS;
16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Richard Davis,
Mike Delrio, Justin Holt, Steve McAdams, Benny Phillips and Charles Williams.
Honorary Pallbearers were John Morse, James Reed, Raymond Roush and L.E.
Billie Dawson -- Alexandria, La
Mrs. Billie Maxwell Dawson, 64 of Alexandria died Wednesday, April
19, 2000, in Rapides Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held
at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2000 in St. James Episcopal Church with
Reverends Paul Tunkle and William Field officiating. Burial was in Greenwood
Memorial Park under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria. Mrs.
Dawson was a teacher and counselor. Survivors include her husband, Nelder
Dawson of Alexandria; two daughters, Stacey Dawson Blum of Oakland, California
and Catherine Dawson Gitter of New Orleans; one brother, William H. Maxwell
of Farmerville; two sisters, Margie Maxwell Wink and Shirley Maxwell Phillips
both of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Maxwell Arthur Blum, Ashley Katrine
Blum, Pauline Rose Blum and Chase Dawson Gitter.
Lillie Leonard -- Quitman, La
Mrs. Lillie West Leonard, 97 of Quitman died Friday, April 21, 2000.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2000 in the
St. Rest Baptist Church in Quitman. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cementary
in Quitman under the direction of Kings Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Leonard
was a retired Dormitory Matron at the Emmuel Dorm at G.S.U.
Holly Brown -- Jonesboro, La
Mrs. Holly Brown, 49 of Jonesboro died Thursday, April 20, 2000 at
E. A. Conway Hospital in Monroe after a brief illness. Funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2000 in the Southern Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Staples officiating. Burial was in the Gayla
Traina Cementary under the direction Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Survivors include her husband, Glen "Bubba" Brown of Jonesboro; three sons
Glen E. Brown, Jr. and Stephen G. Brown both of Jonesboro and Jimmy G.
Brown of Pearland, Tx; three sisters, Kathy Robertson of North Hodge, Pat
Eason of West Monroe, Elaine Pardue of Atlanta, Tx; one brother, Ricky
Persons of Quitman. She is also survived by three grandchildern. Pallbearers
were William Brossett, Lee Brown, Brandon Brown, David Womack, Ricky Persons,
James Brown, Jr.
Zahlia P. Ross -- Winnfield, La
Mrs. Zahlia P. Ross, 75 of Winnfield, died Saturday in the Winn Parish
Medical Center in Winnfield. Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday,
April 10, 2000 in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield with Rev.
Glen Griffin officiating. Burial was in the Yankee Springs Cemetery near
Goldonna under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Mrs.
Ross was a native of Winn Parish. She was a homemaker and a member of the
Mill Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include one son Theron Ross of Jonesboro;
five daughters, Sue Folden of Winnfield, Patricia Ponder of Tannehill,
Elfreda Ross of Jonesboro, Lavader Richardson of Homer, Sharon Bell of
Quitman; one brother Jack Dean of Goldonna, four sisters Martha Ross of
Goldonna, Jessie Gresham of Jonesboro, Elvie Johnston of Winnfield, Pearlie
McLaren of Montgomery. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great
grandchildren. Pallbearers were John Ross, Jeff Dean, Brad Barton, Michael
Pixley, Lamar Anderson, Melvin Huddleston. Honorary pallbearers were Jonathan
Ross, Marshall Pixley, and Matthew Pixley.
Vernell Caughlin -- Jonesboro, La
Mrs. Vernell "Booner" Caughlin, 84 of Jonesboro died Wednesday, April
5, 2000 in SunBridge Care Center - Jackson Manor in Jonesboro. Services
were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000 in the Edmonds Funeral
Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Jinks officiating. Burial was in the Jonesboro
Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs.
Caughlin was preceded in death by her husband Willard Caughlin, her parents,
Thomas and Mittie Walsworth, one brother Brian Walson, one sister Tommie
Earley. Survivors include two sons, Brooks Caughlin and wife Mildred of
West Monroe, Thomas Cuaghlin and wife Clarence of Quitman, one nephew James
Earley of Baton Rouge; two nieces Billy Jean Riser of Shreveport, and Betty
Lou Turner of Haughton. She is also survived by five grandchildren, thirteen
great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Randy Layfield, Bill DeCou, Randy
Shows, James Schmidt, Emmett Hall, Winfred Peel.
Bruce Satcher -- Ruston, La
Mr. Bruce Duane Satcher, 39 of Ruston died Sunday, April 9, 2000 at
his residence after a lengthy illness. Services were held at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at Vernon Baptist Church in Vernon, with Bro. Jim
Manning officiating. Burial was in the Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery under
the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Survivors
include his wife Rhonda Smith Satcher of Ruston; his parents E. G. "Gene"
and Mary Ann Satcher; one sister and brother-in-law Kay and Mike Barr,
one brother Kenneth Satcher; one nephew, Aubrey Barr, three nieces Jessica
Barr Huey, Heather Barr and Caitlin Barr. He is also survived by numerous
aunts, uncles and cousins and a hosts of friends.
Walter Conklin -- Jonesboro, La
Walter John (Bud) Conklin 78 of Jonesboro, died Sunday, April 9, 2000
in the Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro. Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11, 2000 in the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro.
Funeral services were held at St. Lucy Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, April 12, 2000 with Father Bob Leonhardt officiating. Burial
was in the St. Lucy Catholic Cemetery in Hodge under the direction of Edmonds
Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Conklin was a retired businessman. Mr. Conklin
was preceded in death by his parents; Frank Conklin & Margaret McCarthy,
and one niece, Christine Elmore. Survivors include his wife Mary Conklin
of Jonesboro; one sister Kathryn Metzler of Bartlesville, Ok; two nephews
Edward Carroll, Jr. and wife Judy of Milwaukee, WI, John Carroll of New
York, NY; six nieces Meg Corrigan and husband Eddie of Riverdale, NY, Amy
D'Agrosa and husband Paul of St. Louis, MO, Theresa France and husband
Mark of Austin, TX, Cathy LeSage and husband Wayne of Paoli, PA, Grechen
Piceozi of Madrid, Spain, Kathy Storer and husband Fred of Bartlesville,
OK. He is also great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Virgil Anderson,
Richard Johnson, Nelson Moore, Ray Pullin, Jr., Ross Pullin, Max Robinson.
Honorary Pallbearers were Charles Woods, Eddie Walpole, Grady Dan, Harold
Thomas, James Gleason, Troy Smith, Al Hobson, Shelton Moore.
Alton Shively -- Jonesboro, LA
Mr. Alton Avis Shively, 88 of Jonesboro died Saturday, April 1, 2000
at Forest Haven Nursing Home in Jonesboro after a lengthy illness. Funeral
services were held Monday, April 3, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in the Southern
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Leach officiating. Burial was in the
Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Mr. Shively is survived by one daughter and Lynda Kay Linn and husband
Kenneth, he is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.
Lela Brunson -- Jonesboro, LA
Mrs. Lela Prewitt Brunson, 94 of Jonesboro (formally of Archibald)
died Thursday, March 23, 2000 in Jonesboro. Funeral services were held
at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2000 at Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. and Mrs. Cage McLemore officiating. Burial was in Lynn Cemetery
in Archibald under the Direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home. She was a lifetime
member of the Presbyterian Church where she was treasurer for many years
and an elder at the time of her death. Mrs. Brunson was preceded in death
by her husband, Frank Wray Brunson; her parents, John T. and Hassie Prewitt;
two sisters, Mable McKay and Stella McDonald; and two brothers, Jack Prewitt
and James L. Gowins. Survivors include her daughter, Sarah B. Mathews and
husband Armed of Jonesboro, her grandchildren, Rel Mathews and his wife
Salena; Ellen Layfield and her husband, Randy; Frank Mathews and his wife
Denise; and Karen Myers and her husband Joey, all of Jonesboro; her great-grandchildren,
Damon Mathews and his wife Kerrie of Longview, TX; Virginia and Jessie
Mathews; Cathy and Matthew Layfield; Cherie’ and Frank Wray Mathews; and
Brian and Daniel Myers, all of Jonesboro; one sister-in-law Josephine Prewitt
of Archibald, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Harry McKay,
Kenneth McKay, Douglas McKay, Bob Archibald, R. L. “Bubba” Bell, III, and
Kris Council -- Shreveport, LA
Mr. Kris Wayne Council, 25 of Shreveport died Friday, March 31, 2000.
Memorial services were held at Cypress Baptist Church in Benton, LA at
10:00 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2000, with Bro. Billy Pierce, and Rev. Ronnie
Burns officiating. Burial was in the Springhill Cemetery in Jonesboro under
the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Council was preceded
in death by his maternal grandparents Ruth and Charles Watts and paternal
grandfather William Lee (Buster) Council. Survivors include his father
Larry Council of Benton; his mother and stepfather Ramona and Mark Pilkinton
of Benton, three sisters Dawn Barnes and husband Trey, Elizabeth Council,
and Melissa Council all of Benton, his paternal grandmother Helen Council
of Quitman, great aunt Maude Williams of Doyline, two nephews Andrew Smith
and Joey Smith of Benton; special friends Amanda and James of Benton, and
Henry and Edith Brantley of Shreveport. Pallbearers were Jeffery Council,
Jeff Williams, Roger Council, Cody Williams, Dustin Dibenedetto, Josh Dibenedetto,
Justin Sprawls, Ronnie Watson, Jr.
Daphne Wade -- Jonesboro, LA
Mrs. Daphne Louise Wade, 77 of Jonesboro died Thursday, March 30, 2000
in Glenwood Medical Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, April
1, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Hamilton officiating. Burial was in
the Hodge Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Survivors include three nephews Billy Arsenault of Ellicott City, MD, Bobby
Arsenault of Greenville, NC, Marvin Dearman, of West Monroe, LA; one niece
Renee Arsenault of Slidell; one sister-in-law, Pat Arsenault of Pearl River,
LA; one great niece Paige Dearman of Austin, TX. Pallbearers were Raymond
Borland, Donnie Freeman, Tommy Freeman, Mark Huckaby, Jerry Nesbit, Troy