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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 Stephens.

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. Wells. 

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 Dan Brunson. 

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 Smith.


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