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Burlene M. Smith -- Jonesboro, LA
Burlene M. Smith, 81, of Jonesboro, died October 28, 2000, Saturday, at Jackson Parish Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kelly Tingle and Hudey Beaubouef officiating. Burial was in the Henson Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She is survived by: 4 sons, J.C. Black of Fruitvalle, TX, Lonnie Ray Black of Farmerville, LA, Joey Smith of Jonesboro, and Charlie Smith of Ruston; 6 daughters, Audrey Faye Burch of Eros, Mary Alice Springfield of Jonesboro, Vivian Marie Springfield of Jonesboro, Rachel Ann Beaubouef of Jonesboro, April Smith of Swansboro, NC, and Dorothy Horton of Ruston, LA; 3 sisters, Oledia Harper Rolen of West Monroe, LA, Grace Waggoner of West Monroe and Elsie Mae Sales of Seattle, WA; 28 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren and a special nephew J. L. Butler.
Pallbearers were: Grandsons - Richard Springfield, Rickey Springfield, Colin Beaubouef, James Calvin Black, Jr., Butch Springfield, Jason Springfield, Rocky Parker, and Devin Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers: J. L. Butler, Ricky Murphy, and Robert Mosley.

Governor Jimmie H. Davis -- Baton Rouge, LA
Governor Jimmie Davis, 101, of Baton Rouge, LA, died Sunday, November 5, 2000 at his residence in Baton Rouge, LA of natural causes. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at the Jimmie Davis Tabernacle with Rev. Leon Maxwell officiating. Burial was in the Tabernacle Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA.
Governor Davis was a singer-song writer and a two time former Governor of Louisiana. He is survived by: wife - Anna Carter Davis of Baton Rouge, LA; one son - Jimmie Davis Jr. of Newellton, LA; two step sons - Gregory Gordon of Nashville, TN and Howard Gordon of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; one step daughter - Vickie Owens of Fort Worth, TX; two sisters - Dorothy Black of Phoenix, AZ and Lela Mae King of Webster, TX; one granddaughter - DeCarla Sunshine Netterville and husband Jeff of Natchez, MS; and two great granddaughters - Summer Netterville and Addie Grace Netterville.
Memorial can be sent to Jimmie Davis Tabernacle % Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce, Jonesboro, LA 71251.

Evelyn Welch -- Bernice, LA
Evelyn Ruth McGuire Welch, 66, of Bernice, LA died Sunday, November 5, 2000 at Bernice following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Weldon Baptist Church with Rev. Neil Everett officiating. Burial was in Weldon Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Bernice. Mrs. Welch is preceded in death by her husband, Donald D. Welch, Sr.
She is survived by: one daughter, Debbie Albritton and husband Ricky of Farmerville; 3 sons, Don Welch, Jr. and wife Alice of Dallas, TX, Dennis Welch and wife Ann of Shreveport, and Danny Welch and wife Judy of Bernice; 2 brothers, Frank McGuire of Shreveport, and Richard McGuire of Plain Dealing; 4 sisters, Jewel Dison of Shreveport, Helen Thompson of Shreveport, Juanita Wade of Montgomery, AL and Rosemary Oh of Los Angeles, CA; 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were: Ken Thompson, Dr. John A. Thompson, Tommy Thompson, Daniel Welch, Tommy Welch, Harvey Wade, and Chad Farrar.
Memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 Northwest 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

Roger Durbin -- Jonesboro, LA
Roger Dale Durbin, 49, of Jonesboro, LA died Monday, October 23, 2000 at LSU Medical Center, after a brief illness. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2000 in the Calvary Tabernacle Church with Rev. Hayward Hossler and Richard Gray officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Durbin was a florist.
He is survived by: his wife, Linda Durbin; 1 son, Brandon Durbin both of Jonesboro; 1 daughter, Misty Durbin of Winnfield; 3 sisters, Tammy Hawk and Faye Clifton of Jonesboro, and Patricia Thrasher of Saline; 2 brothers, Lonnie Durbin of Danville, and Ricky Durbin of Jonesboro; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Eva Taylor -- Mansfield, LA
Services for Mrs. Eva Rieson Taylor, 89, were held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 30, 2000 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield and graveside services, under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Mansfield at 3 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery in Jonesboro, LA with Rev. Michael Montana pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Mansfield officiating. She died on October 27, 2000 at Life Care Hospital in Shreveport, LA after a sudden illness. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Jackson Parish and a former resident of Beaumont, TX. She was also a homemaker.
Mrs. Eva Rieson Taylor is survived by husband, Denzel P. Taylor of Mansfield; son, John Coleman and wife, Joan of Castro Valley, CA; daughter, Billie Graham and husband, Doyle of Mansfield; sisters, Julia Coleman of Jonesboro, Colleen Ponder and husband, Lamar of Hodge, LA and Nell McDaniel and husband, Bill of Jonesboro; brothers, Clifton Rieson of Dodson, LA and Deward Rieson of Winnfield; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Richard Graham, Benny Ponder, Aaron Graham, Van Reech III, Keith Phillips, and Matthew Smith.

Tom Jackson -- Jonesboro, LA
Deacon Tom Jackson, born May 1, 1910, to the late Willie and Effie Jackson. To this union seven children were born of which two sisters, Cibie Hines and Ethel Amos; two brothers, Issac Jackson and A. J. Jackson preceded him in death.
He received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in his youth. Tom was a great fisherman; his greatest catch of all was Pauline (Honey) Thomas. They were united in marriage in 1933. He was the father of seven children; Effie Mae Henderson, Jonesboro, LA, Mary Jane Washington of Milwaukee, WI, Lessell Jackson of Jonesboro, LA, Tommy Lee Jackson of Milwaukee, WI, Willie Faye Cleveland of Denver, CO, and Danyaile Spight of Indianapolis, IN. His son Chester preceded him in death.
He owned and operated his own business. He was a Grand Marshall and member of the M. W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge, 7th Star #197 of Jonesboro, LA. A faithful and dedicated member of the New Friendship Baptist Church, he served as Deacon and church treasurer. He was a kindhearted man and a good friend to everyone.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Pauline Jackson of Jonesboro; two sisters, Odessa Bradley of Pasadena, CA and Stella Booker of Altadena, CA; six children, 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

James McKinney -- Angleton, TX
James S. McKinney was born July 13, 1921, in Madison Parish, Louisiana, and died October 20, 2000, at his home in Bailey’s Prairie, TX. He was reared in Gibsland and graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1942. He served in the U. S. Navy and later worked as an engineer at Dow Chemical Co. In 1957 he established a business which in 1968 became McKinney, Inc., and he was active in that company until shortly before his death. He was a long-time member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris Mizell McKinney of Bailey’s Prairie, TX, 3 sons, 2 grandsons, 7 granddaughters, and a sister, Marguerite Lucky of Jonesboro, LA. Funeral services were held at the Angleton United Methodist Church on October 23. Burial followed in Angleton Cemetery under the direction of the Palms Funeral Home.

Corrine Barnard -- Quitman, LA
Corrine Loe Barnard, 87, of Quitman, LA, passed away October 21, 2000 at Glenwood Hospital in West Monroe, following a brief illness. Mrs. Barnard was born January 7, 1913 in Quitman and lived most of her life in that community. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Harrell Douglas Barnard.
She is survived by 1 son, Charles Buddy Barnard of Baton Rouge; 4 daughters, Francelia Jimmerson and husband John of Dubach, Pat Staggs and husband Sherby of Clay, Jackie Annette Shields of Shreveport, and Mary Nannette Barnard of Jonesboro; 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great, great grandchild; sister-in-law, Cloma Guinn Loe of West Monroe, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Owens Funeral Home in Ruston Monday, October 23, 2000. A graveside memorial service, conducted by Rev. Jimmy Pyles, Superintendent, Ruston District, United Methodist Church Conference, was held Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Quitman. The family has requested that memorials be made to the American Heart Association or to other charitable organization or church of personal choice.

Audrey Worley -- Readhimer, LA
Mrs. Audrey Faye Dill Worley, 57, Readhimer, LA, died Saturday, October 28, 2000 at Glenwood Medical Center of West Monroe, LA of natural causes. Funeral services were Monday, October 30, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Briarwood Baptist Church of Readhimer with Rev. V. L. Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Chestnut, LA under the directions of Edmonds Funeral Home.
Mrs. Worley is survived by her husband, Bob E. Worley of Readhimer; 1 son, Robert L. Worley II of Lexington, KY; 3 brothers, John Dill of Shreveport, Steven Dill of Readhimer, and James C. Dill of Goldonna; 1 sister, Doris J. Dill of Readhimer and stepfather, Leonard G. Choate of Readhimer. Pallbearers were: Doyle (Bud) Newmons, Daniele Folden, Jerry Usrey, J. W. Speir, S. N. Johnson, and J. R. Davis.

Burlene M. Smith -- Jonesboro, LA
Burlene M. Smith, 81, of Jonesboro, died October 28, 2000, Saturday, at Jackson Parish Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2000 in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kelly Tingle and Hudey Beaubouef officiating. Burial was in the Henson Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker.
She is survived by: 4 sons, J. C. Black of Fruitvale, TX, Lonnie Ray Black of Farmerville, LA, Joey Smith of Jonesboro, and Charlie Smith of Ruston; 6 daughters, Audrey Faye Burch of Eros, Mary Alice Springfield of Jonesboro, Vivid Marie Springfield of Jonesboro, Rachel Ann Beaubouef of Jonesboro, April Smith of Swansboro, NC, and Dorothy Horton of Ruston, LA; 3 sisters, Oledia Harper Rolen of West Monroe, LA, Grace Waggoner of West Monroe, LA and Elsie Mae Sales of Seattle, WA; 28 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were: Grandsons- Richard Springfield, Rickey Springfield, Colin Beaubouef, James Calvin Black, Butch Springfield, Jason Springfield, Rocky Parker, and Devon Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers were: J. L. Butler, Ricky Murphy, and Robert Mosley.

Delores Moffett -- Jonesboro, LA
Delores Ophelia Moffett, 69, of Jonesboro, LA, was born August 8, 1931 in Sikes, LA and passed away Sunday, October 29, 2000 at decedent’s residence. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Onie Hay officiating. Burial was in Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Moffett was a homemaker.
She is survived by: husband, Detroyce Moffett of Jonesboro; 2 daughters, Debbie Moffett of Jonesboro and Sheila Robinson and husband Jimmy of Glen Rose, TX; 1 sister, Sela Mae Quarles of Jonesboro; 1 brother, Billy Ray Womack of Goldonna, LA; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were: Anthony Giddens, Jerry Lester, Ira Fox, Ronnie Potts, Donald Disotell, and Brad Greer.

Ronnie Trevillion -- Simsboro, LA
Ronnie Glen Trevillion, 38, of Simsboro, LA passed away Thursday, October 19, 2000 in Simsboro following a long struggle with depression and pain. Funeral service was Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Witt and Rev. Charles Lutrick. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Clay, LA. under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Of Ruston, LA. Mr. Trevillion was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Mr. Trevillion is survived by: his wife, Therena Trevillion of Ruston; Jennifer Glynn and Jeffery Steven "Buck" Trevillion of Ruston; his mother, Edith Trevillion of Simsboro; his father, Bud Trevillion and wife Mary of Ruston; two sisters, Annette Trevillion of Simsboro and Donna Waggoner and husband Lance of Ruston; six brothers, Jack Anderson, Curtis Anderson and wife Sheila, Joe Bennett all of Baton Rouge, Duke Trevillion and wife Brenda, Luther Trevillion and wife Debbie all of Minden, Jody Trevillion of Simsboro; 1 brother-in-law Bubba Freeman and wife Monica of Simsboro; 1 sister-in-law, Danielle Anderson and husband Jody of Jonesboro; mother-in-law, Judy Freeman of Jonesboro.

Erdis Barlow -- Quitman, LA
Erdis Barlow, 81, of Quitman, LA, passed away Friday, Oct. 20 at her residence after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in the Mt. Olive East Cemetery with Rev. Ron Lowe & Rev. Chris Lowe officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olive East Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
She is survived by: 2 daughters, Helen Masters and Glenda Barlow of Quitman; 2 sisters, Doshie Thompkins and Etoy Livingston of Shreveport; 2 brothers, Coty Thompson and Donald Thompson of Springhill; and 2 grandsons, Daniel Barlow and Adam Cruz. She is preceded in death by her husband - Guy Barlow.

Elton Hayes -- Quitman, LA
Elton Charles Hayes, husband of Aleane B. Hayes, passed away Monday morning at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center, Monroe, LA. Funeral services, under the direction of Our Christian Funeral Home of Ruston will be Friday, October 27, 2000, at the Boyer Bell Building, Beech Springs Highway 11:00 a.m.
The body will lie in state from 9:00 a.m. til time for the services. Burial will be at the Bethany Baptist Church (new) Cemetery, Quitman, LA.

Claudine Dickinson -- Jonesboro, LA
Mrs. Claudine Dickinson, 74, of Jonesboro was born February 12, 1926 in Hodge, LA and passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2000 in Jackson Parish Hospital. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2000 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Alton Peel, and Rev. David Wilson officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. Mrs. Dickinson was a homemaker.
She is survived by: her husband, L. C. "Dick" Dickinson of Jonesboro; 1 son, Leon Gerald Dickinson and wife Barbara of Texarkana, AR; 3 daughters, Debbie Herndon, Renea Ott and husband Larry, and Pat Paris and husband Ronnie all of Jonesboro, LA; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Craig Dark, Oliver Culpepper, John Wayne Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Tapp, Jimmy King, Mark Huckaby, Paul Maxwell, and Donnie Searcy.

Ann Parent -- Garland, TX
Ann Marie Moser Parent died October 9, 2000 in Garland, TX, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Parent was the daughter of Mrs. Alta Moser Swanner and the step daughter of Elder Lelon Swanner of Jonesboro.
She was born February 13, 1945, in Long Beach, CA, where her father, the late Leslie Wayne Moser was stationed with the U.S. Navy. She attended elementary and junior high school in Rogers, AR, and high school in Miami, OK. She attended college in Rutherford, OK.
She is survived by a son, Dr. Larry Parent of Allen, TX, and a daughter, Sherri Dawn Parent of Boise, ID, and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Parent. Funeral services will be held at Praise Temple, Garland, TX, at 1 p.m., Monday, October 16.

J. L. Johnson -- Eros, LA
J. L. Johnson, 75, of Eros, LA, died October 11, 2000, Wednesday, at the V. A. Hospital in Shreveport, LA after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. October 12, 2000, Thursday in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.(s) Charles Henderson and Stanton Groan officiating. Burial was in the Eros Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Johnson was a painter-construction.
He is survived by 1 son, Freddie and Sharon Johnson of Eros, LA; 1 sister, Francis Turner of West Monroe, LA; 2 grandsons, Johnny and Connie Johnson of West Monroe and Jay and Amy Johnson of Sterlington; 3 granddaughters, Deannie and Scott Goss of Eros, Tonya and Jason Givens of Calhoun and Lori Johnson of West Monroe. And a host of relatives and friends.

Ozie L. Bedgood -- Winn Parish
Graveside services for Ozie L. Bedgood were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2000 in the French Cemetery, Verda under the direction of Kramer of Colfax, with Rev. Samuel Russell officiating. Mr. Bedgood, age 86, died Sunday, October 1, 2000 after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Winn Parish and was raised in Goldonna.
Ozie will be sadly missed by his twin sister, Rosa B. Young of Jonesboro and a host of nieces and nephews from the Winn, Natchitoches and Jackson Parish areas.

Stephen Otwell -- Jonesboro, LA
Stephen Micheal (Killer) Otwell, 41, of Jonesboro, LA was born July 5, 1959 in Ruston, LA and passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at his residence. Funeral services were at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2000 with Rev. Marty Wright, Rev. Frank Shields, and Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Stephen was a Machine Control Operator.
He is survived by: his wife, Jennifer Otwell of Jonesboro; his father, Curtis Otwell; his mother, Marguerite Otwell; 1 brother, Dennis Otwell and wife Barbara, all of Quitman; 1 sister, Pat Reed and husband Crawford of Jonesboro; Father & Mother-in-law, Rev. Frank and Linda Shields of Anacoco, LA.
Pallbearers were: Jerry Garner, Gary Hill, Barry (Buddy) Womack, Todd Cooper, Randy McKinney, and Phil Milstead. Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Spangler, Mike Saulters, and Clay Osbon.

Purvis Nash -- Jonesboro, LA
Mr. Purvis Nash, 86, of Jonesboro, LA was born April 30, 1914 in Hodge, LA and passed away Sunday, October 15, 2000 at Lincoln General Hospital. Funeral services were at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Dark officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Nash was retired from the Power House. He was a veteran.
He is survived by: 2 sons, Wayne Nash and wife Debbie of Chatham, LA and Glen Nash and wife DeAnn of Jonesboro, LA; and 1 sister, Cloteal Pedron and husband Willie of Weston, LA; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Sonny Stephens, Jamie Stephens, Cade Smith, Larry Avery, Darrell Avery, and D. R. Avery

Dorothy Trahan -- Jonesboro, LA
Dorothy Brunson Trahan, 82, of Jonesboro, LA was born March 14, 1918 in Sikes, LA and passed away Thursday, October 5, 2000. Funeral service was a graveside service Saturday, October 7, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gayla Traina Cemetery with Rev. Billy Mac McBride officiating. Burial was in the Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Trahan was a clerk.
She is survived by one son, Donnie Brunson of Jonesboro, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.

Lillie Guthrie -- Jonesboro, LA
Lillie Vannell Guthrie, 73, of Jonesboro, LA was born May 14, 1927 in Quitman, LA and passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at her residence. Funeral service was Friday, October 6, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Grubbs officiating. Burial was in Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. She was a homemaker.
She was survived by: 2 daughters, Dorothy A. Brantley of Quitman, LA, and Rita Moore of Ruston, LA; 1 sister, Gladys Crowson of Manassas, VA; 1 brother, M.V. McDow of Salem, OR; 2 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Guthrie.
Pallbearers: Sonny Bass, James Denton, Raymond Allen Guthrie, Brad Kimbell, Francis Maer, and Ricky McDow.

John Beal, Sr. -- Shreveport, LA
Funeral services for John Allen Beal, Sr. were held Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 10 a.m. in the Roseneath Chapel at Bossier City. Mr. Beal, 71, of Shreveport, formerly a resident of Hodge, died in Willis Knighton Progressive Care Center after a lengthy illness. Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery in Natchitoches Parish. He is survived by his wife, Laverne; 1 son, John Allen Beal, Jr. and wife Carin of Creston, LA; 4 daughters, Sherri Beal of Jonesboro, Lorie Bedgood and husband Rodger of Dodson, Lydia Woods and husband Richard of Hodge, Margaret Tilley and husband Johnny of Goldonna; 5 grandchildren, Jonathan and Ethan Bedgood of Dodson, Nicole Beal of Coushatta, Jacob Tilley of Goldonna, and Aaron Woods of Hodge; 1 brother Lonnie Beal and wife Loretta of Natchitoches; 1 sister, Ladene Armand and husband Preston of Natchitoches, one stepson, three stepdaughters and several nephews and nieces.

Alice Brown -- Saline, LA
Alice Elaine Brown, 61, of Saline, LA was born Feb. 16, 1939 in Readhimer, LA and passed away Monday, September 25, 2000 in Natchitoches Parish Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at the Strange Methodist Church with Sis. Clara Supulvado and Rev. V. L. Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Strange Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker.
She is survived by: a husband, C.B. Brown of Saline, LA; one son, C.B. Brown Jr. and wife Tanya Lea of Terrell, TX; two daughters, Judy Peterson and husband Ricky of Saline, LA and Janice Wiggs of Garland, TX; one brother, Charles Colley of Weston, LA; one sister, Annie Mae Edwards of Readhimer, LA; three grandchildren, Kelly Hay, Josh Peterson, & Candace Wiggs; and one great grandchild, Kylee Hay.
Pallbearers were: Joe Bergeron, Glen Colley, Carson Friday, S.N. Johnson, Monroe Supulvado Jr. and Larry Wright.

George Keys, III -- Jonesboro, LA
George Thomas Keys, III, 76, of Jonesboro, LA was born Aug. 7, 1924 in Sardis, MS and passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at his residence. Funeral services were Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Bryan Moore officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories in Jonesboro, LA under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Keys was an Equipment Operator and a veteran.
He is survived by: 3 sons, Craig Keys and wife Paddee of Little Rock, AR, George T. Keys, IV and wife Dawna of Quitman, LA, and James Harold Smith of Lake Village, AR; 1 sister-in-law, Elizabeth Keys of Natchitoches, LA; and 7 grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Tommie Thompson -- Sikes, LA
Tommie Ray Thompson, 57, of Sikes, LA died Friday, September 29, 2000 at Winn Parish Medical Center. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2000 at Hurricane Grove Baptist Church near Sikes with Reverend Connie Tucker officiating. Burial was at Hurricane Grove Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield, LA. Mr. Thompson was a native of Hodge, LA and a truck driver.
He is survived by: 1 son, Kenneth Ray Thompson of Key West, FL; 1 daughter, Elizabeth Ann Thompson of Jonesboro, LA; 2 brothers, Jimmy D. Thompson of Jonesville, LA and Ernest David Thompson of Snyder, TX; 3 sisters, Gloria Davis of Jonesboro, LA, Rita Kay Stewart of Longview, TX, and Brenda Wilkinson of Natchez, MS; 3 grandchildren and a special friend, Becky Vines of Sikes. He is preceded in death by one brother Glen Roy Thompson.
Pallbearers were: Robbie Roberts, Bobby Dingler, Lane Womack, Scott Davis, Todd Davis, and Roy Thompson.

William H. Taylor -- Jonesboro, LA
William H. Taylor, 86, Jonesboro, LA, died September 30, 2000, Saturday, at Forest Haven Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 2, 2000, in the Greater Apostolic Church of Chatham, LA with Rev(s). Doyle McManus, Cornelius McManus, and Sherwood Smith officiating. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA. Mr. Taylor was a machine operator- Veneer Mill.
He is survived by: his wife, Levis Taylor of Eros, LA; 1 son, Bobby and JoAnn Taylor of Eros; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Pallbearers were: Mike Fields, William Massey, John Sedberry, Elmer McManus, Terry Massey, and Sherman Martin. Honorary pallbearers were: Donald Taylor, Mike Auttonberry, and Donnie McManus.

Ronald Gryder -- Eros, LA
Ronald David Gryder "Buddy", 56, of Eros, LA, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at Eros, LA after a sudden illness. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2000 in the Reorganized Latter Day Saints Church. Burial was in Williams Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Gryder was a Construction carpenter.
He is survived by his mother, Beatrice Gryder of Eros, LA; 2 sisters, Sue Bailey of Eros and Wanda Taylor of Chatham; 4 brothers, Tim Gryder, Bobby Gryder, and George Gryder all of Eros and Greg Gryder of Tampa, FL. A special friend, Gail Sanderson of Eros, LA and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Gordia Austin -- San Antonio, TX
Gordia Doyle Austin, 63, of San Antonio, TX was born November 29, 1936, at Hodge, LA to Alva and Gracie Austin and passed away Monday, September 25, 2000. Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at Hope Center in San Antonio, TX with Pastor Paul M. Chance officiating and a graveside service was at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2000 at Hodge Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
He is survived by his mother, Gracie Austin of Jonesboro, LA; his wife, Velda Ponder Austin of San Antonio, TX; 3 sons, Robert Austin and wife Josie, Timmy Austin and wife Deborah, and Joel Austin and wife Melynda all of San Antonio, TX; 1 sister, Colleen Odenbaugh and husband Lee Roy of Bastrop, LA; 2 brothers, Don Austin and wife Joyce of Clinton, MS and Gary Austin and wife Peggy of Bentley, LA; and 8 grandchildren.
Mr. Austin retired from the U. S. Army and from the U. S. Immigration Service. He served with distinction in Vietnam. He was a Real Estate Broker and an Antique Dealer.

Vennie Everett -- Jonesboro, LA
Vennie Everett, 84, of Jonesboro, LA, was born March 3, 1916 in MS and passed away Saturday, September 23, 2000 at Forest Haven Nursing Home. Graveside services were at Oak Grove Cemetery Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. in Stamps, AR with Bro. Brandon Teague officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Everett was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband J. L. Everett and a daughter Claudine Teague. She is survived by one son John Everett and wife Linda of Jonesboro, LA. and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Isabel Shows -- Topeka, Kansas
Isabel Delgado Shows, 88, of Topeka, KS formerly of Guatemala City, Guatemala. was born August 9, 1912 passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at a Topeka care home of natural causes. She attended schools in Guatemala City, Guatemala and the Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Topeka. She married James Eustace Shows on April 12, 1947, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He preceded her in death on December 16, 1989. Mrs. Shows was cremated. Private graveside services will be at Ebenezer Cemetery, Jonesboro, LA. under the direction of Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Arriola of Madison, WI, two sons, Randy Shows of Kansas City, MO and Bob Shows of Berryton, KS, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The family requests memorial contributions be to The Helping Hands Humane Society, sent in care of Davidson Funeral home, 1035 N. Kansas, Topeka, KS 66608.

James Knox -- Baton Rouge, LA
James Collins Knox, 60, of Baton Rouge, LA formerly of Jonesboro, LA was born May 29, 1940 passed away Friday, September 22, 2000 at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran. Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Hosea Williams, Jr. Interment in Shady Grove Cemetery. 
He is survived by two sisters, Leana Knox Coleman and Sylvia Knox Barnes; one brother, Wilton G. Knox; two brothers-in-law, Edward Barnes, Sr. and Joseph Doyle Jr.; mother-in-law, Ola Doyle; four sisters-in-law, Georgia M. Knox, Glenda Doyle, Gloria Horner, and Nelvin Jones; a very special first cousin, Rosie Anna "Baby" Williams, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers, one sister and brother-in-law.

Vera Terry -- Jonesboro, LA
Vera Christine Terry, 58, of Jonesboro, LA, died Sunday, September 17, 2000 at L.S.U. Medical Center, after a short illness. Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Jinks officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Terry was a housewife.
She is survived by: 1 son, Joey Terry of Calhoun, LA; 3 daughters, Brenda Rankin of West Monroe, LA, Marie Bailey of Quitman, LA, and Eva Justice of West Monroe, LA; 1 sister, Velma Daigre of Jonesboro, LA; 5 brothers, Jay Dye of Georgia, Buddy Dye of Florida, Carl Dye of Ruston and Billy Gene Dye of Texas; 10 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Pallbearers were: Danny Bell, Chris Warren, Donny Dye, Daniel Cotton, Troy Cotton, George Stroud.

Lee Thompson -- Jonesboro, LA
Lee Thompson (Ivy), 72, of Jonesboro, LA was born October 21, 1927 in Jena, LA and passed away Sunday, September 17, 2000 at his residence. Funeral services were at the Jonesboro United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2000 with Rev. Roy Bryan Moore, Rev. Gene Compton, and Dr. Herb Dickerson officiating. Burial was in Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA.
Mr. Thompson was a Retired Funeral Director and a veteran. Mr. Thompson was a member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church, The Jonesboro-Hodge Kiwanis Club and he was a Mason and a Shriner. He graduated from Jena High School and the St. Louis College of Mortuary Science. He was retired from and former owner of Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro, LA. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.
He is survived by: his wife, Shirley Thompson of Jonesboro; 1 daughter, Terry Kohler and husband Glynn of Lake Charles, LA; 1 son, David Thompson and wife Velma of Jonesboro; 2 sisters, Judy Small of Paducah, KY and Lou Taylor of Deville, LA; 2 grandsons, Brad Kohler of Lake Charles, LA and Kimble Lee Thompson of Jonesboro, LA. Pallbearers were: J.H. Byrd, Joey Earle, Eddie Gatlin, Kent McBride, Johnny Mac Schmidt, M.H. Walker, Eddie Walpole, Richard Zuber.

Nonnie Koonce -- Bossier City, LA
Nonnie Cathrine Koonce, 94, of Bossier City, LA was born March 9, 1906 in Cullman, AL and passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000 at Pilgrim Manor North. Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m. at Old Saline Cemetery Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 with Bro. Calvin Hubbard officiating. Burial was in Old Saline Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Koonce was a sales clerk. She is survived by 1 sister, Dorothy W. Allison of Bossier City, LA and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lyndon Kirkham -- Saline, LA
Services for Lyndon Randyl Kirkham, age 21, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2000, at First Baptist Church, Bienville, LA, with Reverends Freddie Shows and Calvin Hubbard officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home, Jonesboro, LA.
Lyndon passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2000, at L.S.U. Medical Center, Shreveport, LA, following injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident. He was employed by the La. Department of Transportation and Development, Bridge Maintenance, District 4.
Lyndon was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Douglas D. "Papa" Durbin.
Survivors include his parents: Randy and Teresa Kirkham of Saline,LA; one sister, Lauren Kirkham of Saline, LA; maternal grandmother, Pauline Durbin, Gansville, LA; paternal grandparents, Loyle "Rip" and Mildred Kirkham, Bienville, LA; paternal uncles and aunt, Robert Kirkham, Bienville, LA; James "Uncle Bubba" Kirkham and wife Dinah, Bienville, LA; maternal uncles and aunts, David and Linda Durbin, Shreveport, LA; Mike and Deanna "Nanner" Page, Woodlands, TX; Thomas and Brenda Shively, Jonesboro, LA; Russell Durbin, Gansville, LA; Randy and Nelda Shows, Jonesboro, LA; cousins: Craig and Brian Durbin, Shreveport, LA; Dr. Lisa Rowland and son- Patrick, Houston, TX; Michael Page and wife Kim, Houston, TX; Mitchell Page, Boulder, CO; Matthew Page , Nashville, TN; Jason and Jacob Shively, Jonesboro, LA; Jon Durbin, Houston, TX; Lindsey Thomisee, husband Rodney and son Drew, Saline, LA; Rodney Shows and wife Leslie, Jonesboro, LA; Leann Shows, Jonesboro, LA.
Pallbearers were: Butch Dison, Todd Moreau, David Wallace, Casey Rogers, Mike Lowe, and Rusty Pruitt.
Honorary Pallbearers were: Joey Blewer, Therman Sewell, Nathan Marks, Nathan Brown, Brenden Mauthe, Rob Mangham, Jacob Barron, Jarrod Toms, Nick Wafer, Dugie Murphy, Jeremy Mitchell, Casey Allen, and Clay Toms.

Frances Tannehill -- Winnfield, La
Frances Moore Tannehill, 90, of Winnfield, LA born October 16, 1909 and died Wednesday, September 6, 2000 at Winn Medical Center. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2000 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Calvin Phelps officiating. Burial was in Winnfield City Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by one daughter, Frances Georgianna Allen of Winnfield; one son, George Murphy Tannehill of Shreveport; one sister, Margaret Thomas of Chatham; one sister-in-law, Sue Moore of Houston, TX; and three grandchildren, George Murphy Tannehill Jr., Nathaniel Reed Tannehill, and Adrienne Marietta Tannehill.
Pallbearers were: B. R. Audirsch, Andre Derr, Buddy Heard, Richard Heard, Matt Milam, Otis Peterson, Dennis Shell.

Mildred Toms -- Bienville, LA
Mildred Sample Toms, 88, was born June 3, 1912 and passed away Saturday, September 9, 2000 at Parkview Guest Care Center. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at Old Saline Baptist Church with Rev. Stuart Toms and Rev. Warren Maxwell officiating. Burial was in Old Saline Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Toms was a homemaker.
She is survived by 5 daughters, Sue Blalock and husband Charles of Quitman, Jean Bryant and husband Drew of Shreveport, Martha Duck and husband Robert of Saline, Wilma Lewter and husband Ernie of Jonesboro, and Shirley Thomas and husband Wayne of Saline; 4 sons, Curtis Randell Toms and wife Jean, of Las Vegas, NV, Don Toms and wife Ann of Saline, Millard Doyle (Butch) Toms and wife Nancy of Anchorage, AK, and Murry Toms Jr. and wife Fredia of Saline; 3 sisters, Azalea Smith, Wilma Teichman both of Galveston, TX, and Louise Thomas of Pineville, LA; 1 sister-in-law Virginia Toms Rhodes and husband Leland of Saline and 1 brother-in-law, E.R. Toms and wife Johnnie of Saline; 36 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

Trudie Bullock -- Arcadia, LA
Trudie Lorraine Bullock, 87, of Arcadia, LA, born September 22, 1912 passed away Sunday, September 10, 2000 at the Baptist Retirement Center in Arcadia. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. C.D. Miles and Rev. Dennis Anger officiating. Burial was at Walnut Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by 3 sons, Alvie Lee Bullock of Bossier City, Grover Bullock and wife Barbara of Phoenix, AZ, and Herbert Dewey Bullock and wife Sarah of Rupert, ID; 2 daughters, Bonnie Meek and husband James of Minden and Grace Wilson and husband Joe of Monroe; 1 brother, Earl Brown of Jonesboro; 4 sisters, Corine Clifton of Winnfield, Lena Kennimer of Argyle, TX, Gladys Parkhill of Denton, TX, Audrey Quarles of Cullen; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
Grandsons, son-in-laws, and nephews served as pallbearers.

Calvin Curry -- Kilgore, TX
Calvin Ray Curry, 61, of Kilgore, TX died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000 at Kilgore after a brief illness. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Quitman, LA with Marvin Denton officiating. Burial was in Quitman Presbyterian Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Mr. Curry was a Foreman at a Ceramic Manufacturing Plant. He is preceded in death by Tay Martin of Arcadia, LA.
Survivors include William and Francis Curry of Winona, TX and Odessa Curry Martin of Arcadia, LA.; nine brothers, W.E. (Bud) Curry, Jr. of Denver, CO., Harry Curry of Pasadena, TX., J.P. Curry of Arcadia, LA., Charles Curry of Kilgore, TX., Danny Curry of West Monroe, LA., Bobby Curry of Dallas, TX., Clyde Whitlock of Winona, TX., Frank Whitlock of Prichard, TX., and Steve Martin of Seal Beach, CA.; 3 sisters, Pam (Sissy) Petty of Kilgore, TX., Shirley Denton of Quitman, LA., and Beverly Henry of West Monroe, LA. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Edwin C. Moore -- Longmont, CO
Edwin C. Moore, 81, was born June 12, 1919 in Quitman, LA and passed away Friday, September 1, 2000 in Longmont United Hospital, Longmont , CO. Memorial Service was Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with Reverend James Johnston of the First Pentecostal Church UBC officiating.
Cremation was at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory under the direction of Alhberg Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc. of Longmont, CO Mr. Moore was a welder and during a 35 year career he worked for Eaton Metals, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Rocky Flats and for 15 years at IBM, Boulder. He retired in 1981. He was a member of the Army Air Corps, and stationed at Lowry Air Base in Denver, CO during WWII. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Moore moved to Denver following marriage and to Longmont in 1962. He enjoyed golf and oil painting. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Lucy (Carroll) Moore and one sister and two half-sisters.
He is survived by: his wife, Elda Mae Hudson Moore of Longmont, CO; 2 sons, Alan Moore and his wife Gail of Milliken, CO and David Moore and his wife Tannis of Fairmont, NE; and 3 grandchildren, Sean Moore, Caitlin Moore, and Sally Moore.
The family request donations to be made to a Charity of Donor’s choice.

Willie M. Driggers -- Montgomery, LA
Mrs. Willie Melton Driggers, 88, of Montgomery, LA was born September 19, 1912 and passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. Funeral services were at 12:00 noon, Friday, September 1, 2000 at Old Saline Baptist Church in Saline with Rev. Gerry Martin officiating. Burial was in the Old Saline Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield, LA. Mrs. Driggers was a housewife and member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband: John W. Driggers; 1 sister: Kathlene Teddlie and 1 brother: J.W. Bazar. She is survived by: 5 sisters; Mrs. Lois Drewett and Mrs. Evalene Rogers of Alexandria, LA, Ms. Betty Dick of Keithville, Mrs. Creola Grace Fletcher of LaPorte, TX, and Mrs. Jimmie Floriece Heminger of Boyce, LA: and 2 brothers; Rev. Huey H. Bazar of Lone Star, TX and Rev. Rufus Issac Bazar of Miltonvale, KS.

Lovie Worthington -- Sulphur, LA
Lovie Bridges Worthington, Sulphur, LA, formerly from Hodge, LA, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2000, at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Lake Charles, LA after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2000 in Robison Chapel under the direction of Robison’s Funeral Home in Sulphur, LA with Rev. Ron Sherer officiating.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Randall Worthington, her parents, 3 children, 3 sisters, Vera Mathews, Vada Pate, and Alta Mae Folks, and a brother, Rev. James Bridges. She is survived by 2 daughters, Avis and husband, Russell Theriot and Dewanna and husband, Ray Kebodeaux, a sister, Verda Bailey, and a brother, William Bridges, 5 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Julia Hale -- Readhimer, LA
Julia Harvelia Hale, 81, of Readhimer, LA , died Thursday, August 31, 2000 at her home in Saline, LA of natural causes. Funeral services were at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at Strange Methodist Church with Elder David Godwin of the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church officiating.
Burial was in Strange Methodist Church Cemetery in Readhimer under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Winnfield. Mrs. Hale was a graduate of the old Shreveport Charity Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. She was well known for her service to the Readhimer Community.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years John Roy Hale, a son, Jerry Glen Hale, and her parents, Louis & Ellie Johnson, a brother Jerry Willard Johnson. She is survived by two sons: James Patrick Hale and wife Lavella, of Russellville, AR and Gary Monroe Hale of Saline, LA. Two granddaughters: Amy Fayette Hale of Camden, AR & Sheena Clarissa Hale of Russellville, AR. Four sisters: Isobel Hickory and Nettie Nork, both of Heber Springs, AR.; Mozelle Darsey and husband Charles, of Shreveport, LA; Louisa Fremming and husband Ben of Ruston, LA. Two brothers: Richard Johnson and wife Jessie, and Leslie Johnson and wife Marilyn all of Saline. Numerous nieces & nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Strange Cemetery Association, Saline Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve, Saline, LA or the Baptist Children’s Home in Monroe, LA.

Loraine Jeffress -- Jonesboro, LA
Loraine Thomas Jeffress, 78, of Jonesboro, LA, born April 12, 1922 in Kountze, TX passed away Monday, September 4, 2000 at the Jackson Parish Hospital.
Funeral services were Wednesday, September 6, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Bryan Moore of Jonesboro United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Jeffress was a retired machine operator at the Bag Mill.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Harding Morrow and one sister, Bernice Credeur. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Preston Jeffress of Jonesboro; one son Ralph H. Morrow, Jr. and wife Betty of Jonesboro; 3 sisters, Janice Crisco of Longview, TX., Isabelle Fogle of Houston, TX, and Margaret Odom of Beaumont, TX; 2 brothers, O. V. Thomas of Mineola, TX and Sidney Thomas of Orange, TX; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Kujawa, Dale Layfield, David Harrell, Frankie Harris, Danny Bell and Shirley Branch. Honorary Pallbearers were Michael Morrow, and the Members of the Friendly Knights Sunday School Class of the Jonesboro United Methodist Church.

Nell Hughes -- Quitman, LA
Nell Hughes, 72 of Quitman, LA was born June 21, 1928 in Jonesboro, LA and passed away Saturday, September 2, 2000 at her residence. Funeral service was Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Stevenson officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA. Mrs. Hughes was self-employed.
She is survived by one son, Bo Bates of Quitman, LA; two daughters, Rickey Bates of Quitman, La and Nell Rose Norred and husband Jack of Jonesboro, LA; two sisters, Betty Duck and husband J.W. of Quitman and Alice Faye Mangum and husband Johnny of Memphis, TN; four brothers, Jerry W. Stevenson and wife Lillian, John Russell (Rusty) Stevenson and wife Karen, L.C. (Bud) Stevenson and wife Alice Ann all of Quitman, LA and Troy T. Stevenson and wife Kaye of Tucson, AZ; 7 Grandchildren: Stacey Wilkerson, Todd Lowe, Amy Lowe, Stephanie Brown, Jackie Norred, Cindy Ingram, & Chad Bates ; and 9 Great Grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert Stevenson, Patrick Duck, Randel Stevenson, J.W. Duck, Donnie Horton, Buddy Stevenson, Johnny Mangum, M.H. Walker, Henry Runyon, and John Ross.

Hubie Bryant -- Shreveport, LA
Hubie Hilton Bryant, 91 of Shreveport, LA was born July 24, 1909 passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at Christus Schumport. Graveside service was at Mt. Olive West Saturday, September 2, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Frank Breithaupt officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive West Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA. Mr. Bryant was a fireman.
He is survived by one daughter, Delores Sutton of Shreveport, LA; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Ethel Mae Weeks -- Quitman, LA
Ethel Mae Weeks, 72 of Quitman, LA born March 28, 1928 passed away Friday, September 1, 2000 at Jackson Parish Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, September 4, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Perry Lassiter officiating. Burial was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Mrs. Weeks was a retired Weston High School Teacher. She was a very avid genealogist and love the work around her home and woods. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilburn Carrell Weeks. The family requests memorials be made to the Jackson Parish Library.
She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Earle and husband Bob of Greeley, CO; one son, W.C. "Bill" Weeks and wife Christie of Jonesboro, LA; one brother, Jack Freeman and wife Willa of Natchitoches, LA; one sister, Mary Freeman Mann and husband Horace of Keithville, LA; five grandchildren, Stephen Weeks, Paul Weeks, Carrell Weeks, Andrew Weeks, and Katie Weeks; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Andrew Weeks, Paul Weeks, Stephen Weeks, Tim Freeman, Eddie Mann, and Karl Mann.


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