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Winnifred Gayle Hammons -- Jonesboro, LA
Winnifred Gayle Hammons, 56, of Jonesboro, LA, was born May 23, 1944 in Hodge, LA and died Friday, March 23, 2001 in Huey P. Long Medical Center. Funeral services were Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Mims officiating. Burial was in Driskill Mountain Cemetery in Bienville, LA under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. Miss Hammons was disabled. She was preceded in death by her father, Ruebin Hammons.
She is survived by: her mother, Mary Alice Hamm Gandy of Jonesboro, LA; 4 stepbrothers, Jackie Gandy and wife, Linda of Iowa, LA, James Gandy and wife Sheree of Jonesboro, LA, Jeff Gandy of Highpoint, NC and Joey Gandy of Jonesboro, LA; 1 brother, Ronnie Hammons of Canon City, CO; and a host of loved ones and friends. Pallbearers were: James Gandy, Joey Gandy, Bud Hammons, Chip Hammons, Jerry Smith, and Scotty Smith.

Roberta Harvey -- Ruston, LA
Roberta Lee Harvey, 94, of Ruston, LA, was born March 14, 1907 in Jonesboro, LA and died Monday, March 26, 2001 in Lincoln General Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Sweet Water Baptist Church with Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. Mrs. Harvey was a retired teacher and owner of W. H. Harvey Ham House for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. H. Harvey, and parents, C. D. "Tack" Moffett and Josie Stovall Moffett, and seven brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by: 1 daughter, Barbara Denton and husband, Dan of Ruston, LA; 2 sisters, Thelma Harville of Quitman, LA and Irene Pepper of Jonesboro, LA; 1 step grandchild, Cindy Hallack of Baton Rouge, LA; and 2 step great grandchildren, Daniel Jack and Maggie Jack of Baton Rouge, LA. Pallbearers were: Billy Joe Bagwell, Eddie Wayne Harvey, Roy Glen McGrew, Bethard Pepper, Gilbert Pickens, and Waylon Savage.

Ricky Smyth -- Jonesboro, LA
Ricky John Smyth, 45, of Jonesboro, LA, was born April 25, 1955 in Denver, CO and died Monday, March 19, 2001 in Jackson Parish Hospital. Graveside services were in Hodge Cemetery Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Alton Peel officiating and under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Smyth was a truck driver. She is survived by her mother, Hazel Smyth of Jonesboro, LA; and a host of aunts & cousins. Pallbearers were: D. J. Allen, Burl Brashear, Jr., Bobby Caskey, Hope Meeks, Troy Smith, and Trae Brashear.

Mickel Moffett -- Quitman, LA
Mickel Vincent Moffett, 49, of Quitman, LA, was born June 6, 1951 in Jonesboro, LA and died Wednesday, March 21, 2001 in Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. Graveside services were at Antioch Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 23, 2001, with Bro. Larry Chapman officiating under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mickel was a Navy veteran and a truck driver.
He is survived by: his step father, P. C. Thomas of Ruston, LA; 1 daughter, Sonya Michelle Langley and husband, Michael of Minden, LA; 1 son, Michael Wayne Moffett of Minden, LA; 2 sisters, Tanya Carter of Homer, LA and Lisa Robison of Ruston, LA; 2 brothers, Rickey Thomas and Ronnie Thomas of Ruston, LA; 2 granddaughters, Cassie Langley and Kristen Moffett of Haughton, LA; and girlfriend, Marie Bailey and daughter Amanda Bailey of Quitman, LA.

Allie Aulds Lamb -- Ruston, LA
Allie Florine Aulds Lamb, 81, of Ruston, LA, was born October 31, 1919 in Choudrant, LA and died Friday, March 23, 2001 at Longleaf Care Center. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God in Ruston, LA with Bro. John Trotter officiating. Burial was in Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant, LA under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Mrs. Lamb was a beautician, a member of New Life Assembly o God in Ruston and was a former member of Hodge Assembly of God and a beautician in Hodge for a number of years. She is survived by: 1 sister, Bea Couch and husband, Luther of Choudrant; 1 granddaughter, Theresa Lofton and husband Kevin of Spring, TX. Pallbearers were: Gene (Shorty) Aulds, Durwood Chandler, Ron DeSimone, Ronnie DeSimone, Will Jones and Curry Kennerly.

Meredith Sumner -- Longview, TX
Meredith "Pete" Sumner, 94, of Longview, TX was born November 7, 1906 in Winnfield, LA and died Sunday, March 18, 2001 in Good Shepherd Medical Center. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Dodson, LA with Rev. Bill Peterson officiating and under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA.
Mrs. Sumner was a retired sales clerk. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Faith; husband, Kermit Sumner; and 2 sons, Charles H. Boyette and Thurman K. Boyette. She is survived by: 1 daughter, Norma Peck and husband Don of Longview, TX; 1 sister, Elaine Farmer of Kirbyville, TX; 2 grandchildren, Sharon Lacey and husband Volker Ruckgaber of Denton, TX and Steve Lacey and wife Millie of Longview, TX. Pallbearers were: Steve Lacey, Odie Castillo, Henry Lee Julian, Don Peck, Volker Ruckgaber, and Larry Wallace.

Ida Addie Stovall -- Jonesboro, LA
Ida Addie Stovall, 91, of Jonesboro, LA was born December 11, 1909 in Natchitoches, LA and died Monday, March 19, 2001 in Jackson Parish Hospital. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Jonesboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Roy Bryan Moore officiating. Burial was in Jonesboro Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Stovall was a retired office manager of the Federal Government.
She is survived by: 1 daughter, Beverly Stovall Bishop of Groves, TX; 2 brothers Frank Joffrion of Charlotte, NC and Rev. A. E. Joffrion of Huntsville, AL; 1 grandson, Stuart Bishop of Port Neches, TX; 2 granddaughters, Monica Wells of Sour Lake, TX and Suzanne Wiersig of San Antonio, TX; 6 great grandchildren, Jacob & Madeline Wiersig, Cody & Lyndi Wells, and Andy & Nicky Bishop. Pallbearers were: Danny Allen, James Jordan, Russell Wink, Harvey Stephens, Michael McDonald, and Wesley Horton.

Troyce Buchan -- Quitman, LA
Troyce Buchan, 72, of Quitman, LA, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at Forest Haven Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 16, 2001, in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Stuart Toms & Joey Bignar officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olive East Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA. Mr. Buchan was a bag mill adjuster.
He is survived by: 2 sons, Wayne Buchan & wife, Martha of Hodge and Roger Buchan & wife, Dianne of Quitman; 1 daughter, Judy Pepper & husband, Jimmy of Jonesboro; 1 brother, Troye Buchan of Jonesboro; 1 sister: Dessie Mae Raspberry of Jonesboro, LA; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were: Brad Buchan, Shannon Casper, Richard Buchan, Michael Buchan, B. J. Wright, and Keith Stephens.

Yvonne P. Sawyer -- West Monroe, LA
Services for Mrs. Yvonne P. Sawyer, 75, of West Monroe, LA were at 10 AM, Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel, West Monroe, with Rev. Karl Klaus officiating. Interment will be in Siloam Springs Cemetery, Wyatt, LA at 1 PM on Wednesday under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA. Mrs. Sawyer was born in Wyatt, LA on June 19, 1925 and died Sunday, March 11, 2001 at her residence in West Monroe. Mrs. Sawyer was retired co-founder of Sawyer Plastics.
Survivors are her husband, Bill Sawyer, Sr.; and son, Bill Sawyer, Jr. and wife, Debbie, all of West Monroe; two daughters, Heidi J. Sawyer-Clark and husband, Kevin A. Clark of Chapel Hill, NC; Becky S. Savage and husband, Keith of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Helen Bryan of Hodge, and Johnnie Peevy of Jonesboro, LA; three grandchildren, Michael Sawyer, Bradley Sawyer, and Jennifer Sawyer. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Glenwood Hospice, P.O. Box 35805, West Monroe, LA 71294.

Ellen Jones -- Jonesboro, LA
Ellen Fullerton Jones, 93, of Jonesboro, LA, born August 14, 1907 in Winnfield, LA died Saturday, March 17, 2001 in Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro, LA. Funeral services were at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Stuart Toms and Kevin Jones officiating. Burial was in the Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro, LA under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Jones was a housewife.
She is survived by: 1 son, Mike Jones and wife, Sue of Lufkin, TX; 2 brothers, Bob Fullerton of Monroe, LA and James Fullerton of Jonesboro, LA; and 2 grandchildren, Kevin Jones and wife, Sara of Mineral Wells, TX and Nikki Martin and husband, Jeff of Roundrock, TX. Pallbearers were: Jerry Fullerton, Max Fullerton, Donnie Breihn, Ronnie Breihn, Tommy Summers, and Joe Summers.

Philip G. Schweinsberg -- Quitman, LA
Philip G. Schweinsberg, 64 of Quitman, LA died Saturday, March 3, 2001 in Farmerville, LA. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 8, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville, LA. Burial was in the Archibald Community Cemetery, Archibald, LA.

Annine Vail -- Jonesboro, LA
Annine Vail, 89, of Jonesboro, LA was born January 3, 1912 in Grand Cane, LA and died Thursday, February 8, 2001 in Pinehill Nursing Home. Funeral services were Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Mac McBride, Rev. Wayne Morrow and Dr. John Charles officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Mrs. Vail was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro and was a retired bookkeeper for the Jackson Parish School Board. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. M. "Preacher" Vail, 1 daughter, Mary Frances McDonald and 1 son, Joe Vail.
She is survived by: 1 daughter, Dorothy Rasbury and husband Harvey of Houston, TX; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were: Clay Rasbury, Curtis Rasbury, James Robbins, Sr., Bobby Vail, Dickie Vail, Joe Vail, and Tim Hines.

Lucille Boswell -- Mechanicsville, MD 
Lucille Dorothy Boswell, 84, of Mechanicsville, MD died February 28, 2001 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD. She was preceded in death: by her husband, Joseph Thomas Boswell; her son, Joseph Earl (Baby Joe) Boswell; 3 sisters, Ruth, Margaret, and Lillian Elaine; and 3 brothers, Marshall, Henry & Franklin Richardson.
She is survived by: her 3 sons, Melvin William, Charles Lee, and Howard Eugene Boswell; 8 daughters, Dorothy Ann Knott, Shirley Josephine Windsor, Annabelle Elaine Bradshaw, Lois Jean Talbott, Mary Lou Bowen, Wanda Violet Boswell, Judy Lee Tucker, all of Maryland, and Patsy Marie Lamm Wyatt of Jonesboro, LA; 3 brothers, Harry, Jimmy and Joseph Richardson; 40 grandchildren including, William G. (Billy) Lamm, James N. (Jamie) Wyatt, Jr. of Jonesboro, LA and William (Scott) Lamm of VA; 82 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. Services were held on March 3 at 10:00 A. M. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home Chapel in Charlotte Hall, MD. Pallbearers were: Wilson Richardson, Mike Cooper, Dennis Windsor, James Boswell, Scott Lamm, and James Flynt. Honorary pallbearers were: Melvin Boswell, Jr., Kimberly S. Tucker, James N. (Jamie) Wyatt, Jr. Charles Boswell, and Joseph Bradshaw.

Bert Chatham -- Chatham, LA
Bert Malloy Chatham, 87, of Chatham, LA, was born April 8, 1913 in Chatham, LA and died Sunday, March 11, 2001 in St. Francis Medical Center. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Chatham Methodist Church with Bro. Bill Moore and Bro. Homer Bailes officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Chatham, LA. under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro, LA. Mr. Chatham was a retired farmer.
He is survived by: 3 sons, Douglas Malloy Chatham and wife, Jackie of Atlanta, GA, Dwight Chatham and wife, Audrey of Chatham, LA, and Howard Glen Chatham of Chatham, LA; 2 daughters, Beverly Faye Hilbert of West Monroe, LA and Patricia May Willis and husband, Joe of Carrollton, GA; 1 brother, Charlie Royal Chatham of West Monroe, LA; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Jeffery Chatham, Lloyd Chatham, Douglas Chatham, Jr., John Hearn, Jerry Hilbert and John Mize. Honorary Pallbearers: Ed Ewing and Clifford Osborn.

Christopher M. Pardue -- Jonesboro, LA
Christopher Michael Pardue, 17 of Jonesboro, LA was born January 30, 1984 in Ruston, LA and died Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at his residence. Funeral services were Friday, March 9, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Bradford, Rev. Kelly Tingle and Rev. Marty Wright officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. He was a student.
He is survived by: his father, Michael Pardue and wife Vicki of Jonesboro, LA; his mother, Carla Roberts and husband David of Jonesboro, LA; 2 sisters, Jamie Hale of Alexandria, LA, Leigh Norred of Jonesboro, LA; 4 brothers, Trey Norred, Adam Pardue, Austin Roberts and Zachary Roberts of Jonesboro, LA; maternal grandparent, Freddie & Bobbie Davis of Jonesboro, LA; Paternal grandparent, D. R. & Claudine Pardue of Jonesboro, LA; paternal great grand, James Peel of Jonesboro, LA; a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Pallbearers: Brandon Bradford, Chad Cockerham, Justin Hilburn, Nathan Marks, Jason Potts, and Jeremy Potts.

Buford Ferguson -- Jonesboro, LA
Buford Preston Ferguson, 93, of Jonesboro, LA was born March 25, 1907 in Glenmora, LA and died Sunday, March 11, 2001 at Jackson Parish Hospital. Graveside services were Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at Walnut Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Gray officiating and under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Ferguson was retired - Maintenance Parks & Recreation.
He is survived by: nephew, Cullen Ferguson and wife, Jo of Arlington, TX; 2 great nephews, Tommy Gray and wife, Elaine of Jonesboro, LA and Patrick Yancey of Texas; 2 nieces, Dorothy Rogers and husband, Larry of Wisner, LA and Louise Rumbaugh and husband, Ted of Doyline, LA; 1 great niece, Dorothy Wingert and husband, John of Jonesboro, LA.

Ola Mae Carey, 91
Services for Ola Mae Carey, 91, of West Monroe were held July 27 at the Springhill Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Mac McBride officiating.
Ms. Carey died July 25 at the Glenwood Medical Center.
Born Nov. 18, 1909 in Jonesboro, she was a retired registered nurse.
She is survived by one brother, Edwin “E.C.” Culpepper and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Willie Mae Goree, 89
Services for Willie Mae Goree, 89, of Sterlington were held July 31 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Staples officiating. Burial followed in the Bethany Cemetery in Marthaville.
Ms. Goree died in the North Monroe Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Pat Massey of Strong, Ark. and Lee Osborne of Sterlington; two sisters, Mary Crenshaw of Monroe and Hattie Morrow of Monroe; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Hernan Blanis and Ricky Davis, Jr.
Pallbearers were Alvin Massey, Pewee Massey, Ricky Davis, Sr., Chris Parker, Tommy Parker and Justin Flint.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Ardell Rabb, 70
Services for Ardell Bradford Rabb, 70, of Jonesboro were held July 16 at the New Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Bartite, Jr. officiating. Burial followed at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Jonesboro.
Mrs. Rabb died July 11 at Jackson Manor Nursing Home.
Born July 21, 1930, she was a cosmetologist and a nurse’s aide. She retired at Lincoln General Hospital in 1992 after many years of service. She was a member of the Star of Hope Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Maggie Bradford; brother, J.D. Bradford; and husband Pedria Rabb.
She is survived by five daughters, Mattie Jackson and Maggie Rabb, both of Kansas City, Mo., Brenda Malone of Jonesboro, Joyce Butler and husband Robert of New Orleans; and Janice Peoples and husband Nolan of the Shady Grove Community; sister Arbell Thompson of Jonesboro; two sisters-in-law, Louise Bradford of Jonesboro and Purvis Moseley of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were Zem Anderson, Johnny Bradford, John Bradley, Jr., Stephen Burks, Jr., Leo Evans, Jr., Brad Malone and Marvin Peoples.
Services were under the direction of Patterson’s Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Johnny L. Smith, 79
Services for Johnny L. Smith, 79, of Bainbridge, Ga. were held July 27 at the Liberty Baptist Church in Bainbridge with the Revs. Tim Harrell and Jackie Piland officiating. Burial followed at the Roselawn Memory Gardens.
Mr. Smith died July 25 at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
He was a Southern Airways warehouse superintendent. He also worked for the Bainbridge Police Department and worked security at the Bainbridge State Hospital. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW.
He was born April 8, 1922 in Jonesboro to John Thomas Smith & Cora Mae Borlan.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy Wells Smith of Bainbridge; son Johnny Smith, Jr. of Lilburn, Ga.; daughters Cheryl Barber of Donalsonville, Ga. and Charlene Godwin of Climax, Ga.; brothers, James Smith of Jonesboro and Harvey Smith of Jonesboro; sister Lois S. Kennedy of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Corbitt Barber, Brannon Godwin, Garrett Smith, Micah Smith, Bruce Kelley and Jeff Russell.
Services were under the direction of Ivey Funeral Home of Bainbridge, Ga.

Shane Tolar, 26
Services for Shane Tolar, 26, of Chatham were held July 25 at the Greater Apostolic Church in Chatham with the Revs. D.L. McManus and Lindy Brown officiating. Burial followed at the Greater Apostolic Church Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Monroe.
Mr. Tolar died July 22 in St. Louis after a motor vehicle accident.
He was a member of the Greater Apostolic Church. He graduated from the Living Way Academy where he was the valedictorian. He was a member of IBEW Local 446 and served on the executive board. He was also a member of the Chatham Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include his children Tiffani Nicole Tolar, Shane Michael Tolar, Jr. and James Noah Andrew Tolar; parents Freddie and Becky Tolar; and fiancee, Nicole Gryder.Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Tolar, David Tolar, Sammy Tolar, Justin Tolar, Colby McManus, Chris Roberts, Gary Cartwright, Larry Robinson, Chad Myers, Brian Womack, Bobby Keith Barnett, Denver Bailey, Lin Franklin, Eric McManus and John “Polo” Holbron.
Pallbearers were Harold Gryder, James Gryder, Rodney Gryder, Jonathan Gryder, Craig Parker and Zachary Parker.
Services were under the direction of the Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Ada Birdo, 98
Services for Ada Birdo, 98, of Jonesboro were held July 15 at Mount Calm Baptist Church, Simsboro, with the Rev. Roosevelt Bryant, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Mount Calm Cemetery.
Mrs. Birdo died July 12 at Jackson Parish Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband Cleveland Birdo and grandson Billy R. Joe.
She is survived by one daughter, Sinthy B. Joe of Jonesboro; four granddaughters, Gladys D. White and Vera J. Joe of Jonesboro, Netria A. Joe of Mandeville and Bettye J. Gray of Renton, Wash.; eight great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; five great-great-great-grandchildren; four nieces, two nephews, one god son and host of relatives.
Services were under the direction of Winnfield Funeral Home in Winnfield.

Lodies Dee Jones, 72
Services for Lodies Dee Jones, 72, of Winnfield were held at the Garden of Memories with the Rev. Paul Browning officiating.
Mrs. Jones died July 18 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Jan. 20, 1929 in Grayson, she was a homemaker and a long-time resident of Winnfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ada Tabetha Reeves Bates; brother William Bates; and sister Hazel Powers.
She is survived by three daughters, Glenda Coleman and husband Larry of Jonesboro, Edna Bishop and husband Mike of San Bernadino, Calif. and Mary Ann England of Fontana, Calif.; sons John Robert Tyler and wife Leona of Winnfield and William Frank Tyler of Lafayette; sisters Gladys Miller of Vicksburg, Miss. and Gertrude Powers of Portland, Ore.; 7 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Glen McVay, 90
Services for Glen Washington McVay, 90, of Jonesboro were held July 16 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Cumpton and Danny Stevenson officiating.
Burial followed at the Antioch Cemetery.
Mr. McVay died July 15 at Jackson Manor. He was a retired farmer.
Mr. McVay was preceded in death by his wife Ola Bell McVay; one grandson Tommy Glenn Carson; and one great-grandchild, Nicole Alford. He is survived by his son, G.W. McVay and wife Janice of West Monroe; five daughters, Sadie Carson and husband Hardy of Hodge, Irene Monk and husband Jerry D. of Jonesboro, JoAnn Barlow and husband Pat of Ruston, Nita J. White and husband Johnny of Collinston and Norma Jean Jordan of Lake Charles; sister Gladys Finley of Houston; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Harlan Parker, 80
Services for Harlan Hoytt Parker, 80, of Quitman were held July 21 at the Sweet Water Baptist Church with the Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial followed at the Sweet Water Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died July 20 at his home.
Born July 26, 1920 in Ansley, he was a retired welder from Continental Can. He also served in the Army.
He is survived by his wife Eulene Parker of Quitman; five daughters, Gayle Silman and husband Mike of Ruston, Kaye Lowe and husband Johnny of Quitman, Sue Heflin and husband Roger of Quitman, Sandy Taylor of Atlanta and Harlene Brown and husband Gary of Quitman; four sisters, Elizabeth Knotts of Renton, Bennie Lou Roden of Jonesboro, Jo Shenk of Arcadia and Dale Watts of Lake Charles; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were J.W. Duck, Jerry Hanes, Ken Jeane, Roy Earl Koonce, Dallas McFearin, Jr., Curtis Otwell and Otis Walsworth, Jr.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Ida D. Taylor, 58
Services for Ida D. Taylor, 58, of Quitman will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Saint Rest Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Mount Zion Cemetery. She died July 20.Ms. Taylor was a retired cook.
Services are under the direction of King Funeral Home of Ruston.

Pauline Vines, 79
Services for Pauline Lasyone Vines, 79, of Dodson were held July 22 in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield with the Revs. Billy McBride and Gary Wright officiating.
Burial was in the Hurricane Creek Cemetery near Dodson.
Mrs. Vines died July 20 in the Parkview Care Center in Winnfield following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Sikes and worked for Continental Can in Hodge for many years. She was a homemaker and had retired from Manville and Riverwood Corp. after many years as a mill worker.
She is survived by three sons, B.L. Vines, Loyd E. Vines and Barron J. Vines, all of Dodson; two daughters Sammie Fowler of Hodge and Patsy Hemphill of Dodson; four brothers, P.W. 
Lasyone of Columbia, Waylon Lasyone of Monroe, Earl Lasyone of Dodson and Burl Lasyone of Dodson; three sisters, Nita Jacobs of sikes, Grace Ackerman of Grayson and Patsy Lasyone of Boise, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband L.E. Vines, son Jerry Vines and one granddaughter and one great-grandson.
Pallbearers were Jeffrey Hemphill, Darin Hemphill, Quinn Hemphill, Terry Vines, Shawn Vines, Justin Higgs, Benny Vines, Colin Higgs and Max Fowler.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Cloyd F. Wray, 68
Cloyd F. Wray, 68, of Deer Park, Texas died July 23 in Pasadena, Texas. He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University receiving both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He moved to Pasadena in 1963 and accepted a position as instructor of geology and biology at San Jacinto College. He retired as the chair of the Geology Department in 1991 after 28 years of teaching. He was also a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife Peggy Elaine Wray of Deer Park; son Ronald Keith Wray and wife Maria; sister Onita Parker and husband Jesse of Pearland, Texas; brother Phillip Wray, Sr. and wife Elaine of Jena; two grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held July 25 at the Grand View Funeral Home in Pasadena with the Rev. Ernest Weedon officiating. Burial followed in the Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Grand View Funeral Home of Pasadena.

Paxton Wyatt, 92
Services for Paxton Mallory Wyatt, 92, of Jonesboro were held July 23 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Malcolm Self and R.C. Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Weston.
Mr. Wyatt died July 21.He was a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife Maxine Wyatt of Jonesboro; two daughters Janelle Self and husband Malcolm of Jonesboro and Ginger Babcock and husband Tim of Ruston; sons David B. Wyatt and wife June of Bossier City and Kenneth Paxton Wyatt and wife Gaylon of Quitman; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Pourciau, David Savage, Scott Savage, Bradley Self, John Dell Self, Johnathan Self, Brian Wyatt and Keith Wyatt.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Lee Roy Conville, 60
Services for Lee Roy Conville, 60, of Hodge were held July 18 at the North Hodge Assembly of God with the Rev. Gene Cumpton officiating. Burial followed in the Driskill Cemetery.
Mr. Conville died July 16 at Jackson Parish Hospital after a brief illness.
He was a bag finisher.
He was preceded in death by his parents Doyle and Bertha Mae Conville, brother Doyle Conville and granddaughter Miranda Frazier.
He is survived by his wife Carol Conville of Hodge; two sons, Steven Simpson and wife Rebecca of Hodge and Brian Conville of Hodge; two daughters, LeAnn Conville of Jonesboro and Sharon Frazier and husband Brian of Arnaudville; four sisters, Johnnie Hall and husband Forrest of Chalmette, Bonnie Townley and husband J.E. of Jonesboro, Brenda Chamberlain and husband Bobby of Bossier City and Sylvia Kinman and husband Mark of Hawesville, Ky.; two brothers, John Conville and wife Patty of Jonesboro and Leonard Conville and wife Jan of Jonesboro; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
 
Lee E. Johnson, 78
Services for Lee. E. Johnson, 78, of Jonesboro were held July 17 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marty Wright officiating. Burial followed at the Ebenezer Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson died July 14 at Lincoln General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was a mechanic.
He is survived by four sisters, Colleen LeDoux of Sulpher, Lavern Johnson of Jonesboro, Mary Jo Perritt of Eros and Helen Dietzel of West Monroe; three brothers, Sherman Johnson of Jonesboro, Dale Johnson of West Monroe and Coyce Johnson of Jonesboro; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

John Kermit Martin, 84
Services for John Kermit Martin, 84, of Winn Parish were held July 18 at the Antioch Community Church near Dodson with the Revs. Lamar Carpenter, Paul Browning, Chris Witt and Ronnie Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery.
Mr. Martin died July 16 in the Winn Parish Medical Center.
He was a member of The Antioch Bible Way Church and owner of J.K. Martin Pulpwood. He was also a member of the Louisiana Forestry Association and was a school board member in Winn Parish for more than 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife Aline Kelley Martin and his granddaughter Kim Kieffer.
He is survived by two sons, Jimmy Martin of Winnfield and John K. Martin, Jr. of Goldonna; three daughters, Mary Alice McBride of Goldonna, Judy Martin James of Jonesboro and Janet Martin Wyatt of Jonesboro; brother T.W. Martin of Saline; nine children; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Durbin, Mark Abels, Todd Martin, Jerry Martin, R.P. Jackson, John McElroy, Billy Ethridge, J.R. Caskey, Roland Dobson, E.R. Toms and Jim D. Martin.
Pallbearers were Kyle Martin, Kelley Martin, Shaun James, Brent Carpenter, Lane Cline, Martin Shaw, Zachary Kieffer and Jared Martin.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Jessie Reba Peevy, 84
Services for Jessie Reba Peevy, 84, of Jonesboro were held at the Center Point Baptist Church on July 11 with the Rev. Joey Bignar officiating. Burial followed at the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mrs. Peevy died July 10 at Forest Haven Nursing Home.
Born April 11, 1917 in Jonesboro, she was a housewife.
She is survived by one son, William E. Peevy and wife Nell of Nixa, Mo.; three daughters, Lavelle Goss and husband Butch, Betty Jewel Toms and husband Floyd and Bonita Caskey and husband David, all of Jonesboro; brother Edwin Chandler of Haughton; sister Lorene Stroud of Monroe; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Chad Caskey, Jay Caskey, Matt Caskey, Sean Caskey, Jeff Goss and Eddie Hendry.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Lura Riddle, 86
Services for Lura Riddle, 86, formerly of Saline were held July 9 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Staples officiating. Burial followed at the Carolina Cemetery.
She died after a lengthy illness July 6 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in San Antonio, Texas.She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son Freddie Riddle and wife Trudy of Larue, Texas; one granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Daniel Ponder, 52
Services for Daniel Lamar Ponder, 52, of Quitman were held July 3 at the North Hodge Assembly of God with the Revs. Gene Cumpton and Elton Gunter officiating. Burial followed at the Springhill Cemetery.Mr. Ponder died July 1 at Jackson Parish Hospital after a brief illness.
He was a carpenter.
He is survived by his mother and father Lamar and Colleen Ponder of Hodge; son Danny Ponder, Jr. of Jonesboro; daughter Shannon Ponder of Hodge; sister Janice Murphy and husband Mike of Quitman; brothers Benny Ponder and wife Margie of Stonewall and David Ponder and wife Susan of Clovis, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Charles Lee Prine, 65
Services for Charles Lee Prine, 65, of Jonesboro were held July 6 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.H. Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Springhill Cemetery.
Mr. Prine was born Jan. 25, 1936 in Joinerville, Texas. He died July 3 at Jackson Parish Hospital. He was a truck driver for Atlas Cross Country.
He was preceded in death by his brother Marvin Ray Prine.
Mr. Prine is survived by his wife Betty S. Prine of Jonesboro; son Shawn Cain and wife Myrna of Oak Harbor, Wash.; eight daughters, Kitty Candelaria of Puyallup, Wash., Kellie Coyne and husband George of Tacoma, Wash., Debbie Frederick of Seattle,Teresa P. Lemoine of Dodson, Lisa P. Lender of Shreveport, Sheila P. Powell of Hodge, Tammy L. Prine of San Antonio and Candace Thompson and husband Chris of Edgewood, Wash.; four sisters, Jo Buckelew and husband Jimmy of Jonesboro, Elaine Carmichael of Jonesboro, Mickey Knotts and husband Max of Fairview, Ore. And Bessie Lester and husband Jerry of Jonesboro; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Glen Alford, Rodney Dick, Lance Lender, Cody Powell, Tony Buckelew, Joseph Todd Lemoine, Jimmy Carmichael and Andy Prine.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Viola Brown Rowe, 86
Services for Viola Brown Rowe, 86, of Shreveport were held July 6 at Edmonds Funeral Home with the Revs. Richard Shreve and Loyd Sowers officiating. Burial followed at the Garden of Memories.
Mrs. Rowe died July 2 at Shumpert Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Columbia, La. and was a retired lunchroom worker.
She is survived by daughter Juanita Fitzpatrick of Coral Springs, Fla.; son Charles Rowe of Shreveport; brother Alex Brown of Monroe; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Sam Gill, Danny Rowe, Tommy Brown, Johnny W. Brown, Michael Lewis and Jerry Robinson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Demmon B. Vail, 82
Services for Demmon B. Vail, 82, of Quitman were held June 27 at the Antioch Cemetery with the Revs. Donald Rudd and Gene Cumpton officiating.
Mrs. Vail died June 25 at the Jackson Parish Hospital.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by daughters Frances Lamkin and husband John of Ruston and Gloria Jean Carson and husband Jerry Dayton of Jonesboro; sons Eddie Joe Vail and wife Vicki of Quitman and Jeffie Cecil Vail, Jr. and wife Donna of Quitman; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Katie Lou Gilbert, 78
Services for Katie Lou Gilbert, 78, of Farmerville were held June 28 at the Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro with the Rev. E.D. Morris officiating. Burial followed at the Antioch Cemetery.
Mrs. Gilbert died June 26 at the Union General Hospital.
Born Nov. 22, 1922 in Bienville, she was a retired nurses aid.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Gilbert and wife Sue of Jonesboro and Larry Gilbert and wife Mary of Farmerville; three sisters Myrtle Gore of Alma, Texas, Blanche Harvey of Hodge and Maude Nunn of Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Curtis Anderson, Danny Anderson, Brian Gilbert, Dennis Gilbert, Jonathon Ledford and Rod Alexander.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Jerry Ray Morris, 51
Services for Jerry Ray Morris, 51, of Jonesboro were held June 29 at the Edmonds Funeral Home with the Rev. H.M. Roach officiating. Burial followed at the Garden of Memories.
Mr. Morris died June 28.
Born Oct. 3, 1949 in Bruce, Miss., he was a veteran, a sprinkler fitter and a fire pro.
He is survived by his wife Vickie Thomas Morris of Jonesboro; daughter Jennifer Kaye Morris of Jonesboro; son Jerry Ray Morris, II and wife Robbin of Jonesboro; and brother Bobby Earl Morris of Houston.
Honorary pallbearer was Rodney Reed.
Pallbearers were Jarrod Norred, Jonah Norred, Robbie Reed, Shane Reed, Lance Thomas and Lucas Thomas.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Thomas Potts, Jr.
Graveside services for Thomas DeWayne Potts, Jr., infant, were held June 29 at the Springhill Cemetery with the Rev. Bryant Montgomery officiating.
The child died June 26 at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Edwin Knippers.
He is survived by his parents Thomas DeWayne and Christina Lynn Potts of Jonesboro; sisters Elizabeth and Destiny Potts of Jonesboro; brother Colby Potts of Jonesboro; grandparents Thomas and Betty Sue Potts of Jonesboro and Eunice Knippers of Florien; and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Huey Marvin Small, 90
Services for Huey Marvin Small, 90, of Jonesboro were held June 28 at the New Jerusalem Cemetery in Many with the Rev. Ross Robinson officiating.
Mr. Small died June 25 at Forest Haven Nursing Home.
Born July 5, 1919 in Many, he wa a veteran and a retired electrician.
He is survived by his wife Hattie Small of Jonesboro; daughters Reba Berryman of Federal Way, Wash., Mary Nell Davis of Magnolia, Texas and Dean Rushing of Jonesboro; sister Kathleen Broyles of Ruston; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Clayton Lane Timm
Services for Clayton Lane Timm, infant, were held at the Caney Lake Baptist Church Cemetery June 30 with the Rev. J.L. Foster Officiating.
He died shortly after his birth on June 27 in Monroe.
He is survived by his parents Charles and Lori Timm of Tyler, Texas; grandparents Raegan and Monica Atkins of Ruston, Dennis and Rhonda Turner of Minden and Roselyn and Larry Allred of Simsboro; and great-grandparents W.L. and Pat Atkins of Ruston, Zebe Hilbun of Calhoun, William and Margaret Turner of Springhill, Lory and Marie White of Sibley and Beverly Morgan of Simsboro.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Demmon B. Vail, 82
Services for Demmon B. Vail, 82, of Quitman were held June 27 at the Antioch Cemetery with the Revs. Donald Rudd and Gene Cumpton officiating.
Mrs. Vail died June 25 at the Jackson Parish Hospital.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by daughters Frances Lampkin and husband John of Ruston and Gloria Jean Carson and husband Jerry Dayton of Jonesboro; sons Eddie Joe Vail and wife Vicki of Quitman and Jeffie Cecil Vail, Jr. and wife Donna of Shreveport; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Elfreda Gatlin, 50
Services for Elfreda Gatlin, 50, of Jonesboro were held June 16 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Interment followed in the Yankee Springs Cemetery.
She died June 14 at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.
She is survived by her husband Charles L. Gatlin of Jonesboro; four sisters Sue Folden and husband Glen of Winnfield, Patricia Ponder of Jonesboro, Lavada Richardson and Tom of Homer and Sharon Bell and husband Lonnie of Quitman; one brother Theron Ross and wife Kathy of Jonesboro; and Mona and Monica Bell of Quitman.
Pallbearers were James Alford, Glen Alford, Tom Richardson, Charles Lee Prine, Melvin Huddleston and John Ross.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Joseph Jones, 74
Services for Joseph Edwin Jones, 74, of Jonesboro were held June 22 at Edmonds Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton Peel officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mr. Jones died June 20 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Oct. 26, 1926, in Jonesboro, he was a welder.
He was preceded in death by his brother Oren Newton Jones.
He is survived by his wife LaRue Jones of Jonesboro; three nephews, Thomas N. Jones of Jonesboro, Bobby Dean Jones of Ruston and Jimmy Ray Jones of Quitman; and one niece, Carolyn June Davis of Weston.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Pallbearers were Mike Brown, Frank Mathews, Frank Ray Mathews, Jimmy T. Norred, Chase Walsworth and Ray Walsworth.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Mildred McKaskle, 86
Services for Mildred Wilson McKaskle, 86, of Jonesboro were held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church Sunday with the Rev. Marty Wright officiating. Burial followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery.
Mrs. McKaskle died June 14 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born July 16, 1914 in El Darado, Ark., she was a housewife.
She is survived by three daughters, JoAnn Zabielski and husband Eugene of Jonesboro, Rickey Buck, of Centerville and Sandra McClelland, of Annondale, Va.; sons Ralph G. McKaskle and wife Betty of Jonesboro, Kenneth B. McKaskle and wife Sue of Fletcher, Okla., Jesse Eric McKaskle and wife Lucretia of Jonesboro, Jerry Wayne McKaskle and wife Michelle of Franklin and Vance McKaskle of Laguna Hills, Calif.; sisters Margie Carlilse and Faye Miller, both of Ruston; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Mary Pantalion, 72
Services for Mary Avanelle Shows Pantalion, 72, of Nacogdoches, Texas were held Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches with the Revs. M.A. Ervin and Paul Sever officiating. Burial followed in the Swift Cemetery.
She died June 16 in Nacogdoches.
Born Feb. 17, 1929 in Jonesboro to Harmon Elijah Shows and Emily Canada Rasberry, she was a housewife and a Baptist. She and her husband Ross Pantalion were married for 52 years.
She is survived by on son, Rickey Pantalion and wife Lupe of Nacogdoches; two daughters, Debra Pantalion of Round Rock, Texas and Kathryn Pantalion-Parker and husband Rich of Aptos, Calif.; one sister Avis McCloud of Westlake; and three grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Nacogdoches.

Mary A. Harris, 83
Mary A. Harris, 83, died June 3. Born on Dec. 21, 1917 in Jonesboro to Simon and Fannie Black Lock. Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband of 66 years, William Harvey Harris; son Dr. James L Harris and wife Catherine of Austin, Texas; daughter Dr. Frances G. Easton and husband Richard of Virginia Beach, Va; and one granddaughter. Services were held June 5 at Long Point Baptist Church with the Rev. Virgil Brown officiating. Burial followed at the Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors of Houston.

Zula Harville, 90
Services for Zula Thelma Harville, 90, of Jonesboro were held at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Malcom Self and Ron Lowe officiating. Burial followed at the Danville Cemetery.
Mrs. Harville died June 2 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born April 14, 1911, she was a retired sales clerk. She was manger of the Advanced Drug Soda Fountain and Snack Bar for many years. She was also a housewife.
She is survived by her husband L.C. "Bo" Harville of Jonesboro; sister Irene Pepper of Jonesboro; sisters-in-law Iva D. Harville of Quitman and Elsie Moffett of West Monroe.
Pallbearers were Dan C. Denton, S.W. "Red" Haile, Berthard Pepper, Ira Reeves, Ted W. Reeves and John Savage.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Doyle Spangler, 63
Services for Doyle Spangler, 63, of Chatham were held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on June 3 with the Revs. Marty Wright and Gene Cumpton officiating. Burial followed at the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery.
Mr Spanger died June 2 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Oct. 4, 1937, he was a lift truck operator for Stone Container.
He is survived by his wife Donna Spangler of Chatham; mother Odell Spangler of Jonesboro; sons Jason Spangler and wife Leah of Weston and Daniel Spangler of Chatham; daughter Laura Lea Spangler; sister Louise Henderson and husband Jim of Wetumpka, Ala.; brother Charles Spangler and wife Rosemary of Jonesboro; and grandson Seth Spangler of Weston.
Pallbearers were Chad Cockerham, Keith Desidere, Justin Holt, Jay Martin, Ralph McKaskle and Larry Mosley.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Leron Waldrip, 91
Services for Leron Jewel Fowler Waldrip, 91, of Jonesboro were held June 10 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Bryan Moore officiating. Burial followed at the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Ms. Waldrip died June 8.
Born April 25, 1910, she was a retired florist.
She is survived by two sisters, Martha Dorrity of San Angelo, Texas and Vallis Pate of Caston; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Brian Dayton, Walker Dayton, Michael Fowler, Chuck Harris, Don Fowler and Butch Dayton.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Wilma Earls, 89
Services for Wilma M. Earls, 89, of Dodson were held May 30 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Doyle McGrew and Charlie Hammons officiating. Burial followed at the Siloam-Ganesville Cemetery.
Mrs. Earls died May 28 after a lengthy illness.
She was a home maker.
She was preceded in death by her husband John A. Earls and one son-in-law Jerry Shively.
Mrs. Earls is survived by one son, Harold Earls and wife Jean of Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters, Hazel Shively of Dodson and Marie Weeks of Dodson; one sister, Margie Whorton of Athens, La., one brother, Aswell Martin of Merrysville, Wa.; grandsons Byron Earls and Shannon Earls of Little Rock, Thomas Shively of Jonesboro and Ronnie Shively of Dodson; and one granddaughter, Patricia Lafollette of Dodson.
Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Shively, Jason Shively and Bryan Lafollette.
Pallbearers were Thomas Shively, Ronnie Shively, Stanley Lafollette, Brad Lofollette, Bryon Earls and Shannon Earls.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Johnnie Greer, 82
Services for Johnnie Evelyn Greer, 82, of Jonesboro were held at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel May 29. Burial followed in the Old Bethel Cemetery.
Mrs. Greer died May 27. Born in Campti Jan. 2, 1919, she was a housewife.
She is survived by one son, Howard J. Greer and wife Lori of Jonesboro; one daughter Marcia Smith and husband Jerry of Natchitoches; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rusty Gilbert, Brad Greer, Jay Greer, Tommy Holbrook, Heath Hanna and Eric Lissard.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Rodney Jiles, 36
Services for Rodney Wayne Jiles, 36, of Quitman were held June 1 at the Hodge United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Stuart Toms and Jeff Stroud. Burial followed in the Garden of Memories.
Mr. Jiles died May 27.He was self-employed in the lawn business. He was born Oct. 12, 1964.He is survived by his wife Betsy Jiles of Quitman; daughter Chelsey Jiles or Quitman; son Shane Jiles of Quitman; brother Bub Jiles and wife Pam of Weston; and sister Linda Norred and husband Jimmy of Quitman.
Honorary pallbearers were Curtis Anderson, Danny W. Anderson, Bud Jiles, Todd Jiles and Bradley Sessions.
Pallbearers were Paul Davis, Jeremy Ingram, Chuck Maxwell, Bobby McFerin, Artie Norris, John Roberson, David Trammel and Kenny Kirkam.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Eva McInnis, 79
Services for Eva Sue McInnis, 79, of Quitman were held at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson, Ala. on May 26. Dr. Tim Huie officiated. Burial followed at Trinity Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. McInnis died at the Lincoln General Hospital on May 24. Born July 15, 1921, she was a housewife, a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, the Jackson Garden Club and the bridge club.
She is survived by a sister, Mae McInnis of Jackson and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Joe Baggett, Phil English, Bud Lawley, Bob McInnis, Marshall McNeil and Juan Whitehead.

Tony Nesbit, 41
Services for Tony Lamar Nesbit, 41, of Shreveport were held May 31 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Cumpton officiating. Burial followed at the Mount Olive East Cemetery.
Mr. Nesbit died May 25. Born May 20, 1960 in Ruston, he was a plumber.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Nesbit of Shreveport; father Charles Nesbit and wife Catherine of Shreveport; mother Mary Bryant and husband Billy of Jonesboro; daughter Erica Nesbit of Shreveport; three brothers, Rusty Kelley of Jonesboro, Chris Nesbit and Joe Scott, both of Shreveport; two sisters, Angela Nesbit of Shreveport and Amanda Wood and husband A.J. of Haughton; and one grandson.
Pallbearers were Dean Wharton, Greg Stork, Mark Brown, Mike Murray, Kyle Gentry, Chris Nesbit, Greg McMath and Larry Williams.Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Blanchard Odom, 91
Services for Blanchard Charlie Odom, 91, of Jonesboro were held May 30 at Ebenezer Cemetery in Weston with Bro. Jerry Lovett officiating.
Mr.Odom died May 27 at Jackson Parish Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1909 in Cleveland, La., he was a retired park ranger for the State of Texas.
He is survived by four sons, Jimmy Odom and wife Faye of Calhoun, Jesse Odom of Castor, Bobby Odom of Tucson, Ariz. and Eddie Odom and wife Helen of West Monroe; and 17 grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Alton Rasberry, 78
Services for Alton D. Rasberry, 78, of Jonesboro were held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church June 1 with Rev. Marty White officiating. Burial followed at the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery in Weston.Mr. Rasberry died May 30 at the Oakwoods Home for the Elderly.
Born Nov. 8, 1922, he was a veteran.He is survived by his wife Clara Rasberry of Jonesboro; daughter Mary Frith of Mer Rouge; son James G. Rasberry of Homer; sister Margie Dubois of Jonesboro; brothers Jim Rasberry of Jonesboro and Lando and Huey P. Rasberry, both of Urania; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Terry Dunn, Paul Frith, Sr., Paul Frith, Jr., Charles Rasberry, Phil Milsted and James Pounders.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Margaret Standley, 74
Services for Margaret "Mickey" Standley, 74, of Jonesboro were held May 31 at the McDonald Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Mims officiating. Burial followed at the McDonald Cemetery.
Mrs. Standley died May 28. Born Aug. 30, 1926 in Yakima, Wa., she was a retired school teacher, a long-time member of the McDonald Memorial Baptist Church, a faithful Sunday school teacher, a youth worker and the church librarian.
She is survived by her husband, Harold R. Standley of Jonesboro; sons Jimmy Standley and wife Ann of Jonesboro, Jerry Standley and wife Kathy of Henderson, Texas and Keith Standley and wife Christi of Jonesboro; daughters Helen Sims and husband Joe P. Sims, Sr., of Haughton and Rebecca Valle and husband Bill of Panama City, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Doyle Masters, Sonny Masters, Kenneth Standley, Bill Standley, Bob Bennett and Jack Robinson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

 John Turner, 81
John Thomas Turner, born June 30, 1919 in Atlanta, La., died May 20. He was preceded in death by his wife Tressie Claudine Turner.
Mr. Turner was a veteran of World War II and was retired from Continental Can after many years of service.
He was also a member of Calvary Tabernacle Church in Jonesboro.
He is survived by his wife Azeal "Zip" Turner of Jonesboro; son Maurice Turner and wife Betty of Madison, Miss.; daughters Carolyn Brown of Shreveport, Marilyn Salter and husband Bobby of Mena, Ark.; brother Elton Turner of Vian, Okla.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Tommy Brown, Brandon Durbin, Justin Gray, Justin Mosley, Mark Turner and Richard Vail.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Jack Upchurch, 66
Services for Jack D. Upchurch, 66, of Ruston were held June 2 at the Hodge Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Tim Carscadden officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mr. Upchurch died May 31 after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife Rhonda Marie Upchurch of Ruston; daughter Beth Upchurch of Shreveport; son Darrell Upchurch of Dallas; brother Gordon Upchurch of Houston; sisters Sandra Primrose, of Shreveport, Audra Johns of Jonesboro and Nadine Trowbridge of Big Sandy, Texas.
Pallbearers were Phillip Upchurch, Bob Upchurch, Chuck Johns, Darrell Johns, Donnie Primrose, Warren Pons, Matt Pons and Shane Pons.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Willis Cooper, 63
Services for Willis Lamoin Cooper, 63, of Quitman were held at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel May 24 with the Revs. Hugh Hannah and Stuart Toms officiating. Burial followed at the Antioch Cemetery.
He died May 22 at the Healthsouth North Louisiana Rehab Hospital.
Born June 4, 1937 in Quitman, he was a retired electrician from Stone Container and a veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Carolyn Cooper of Quitman; son Todd Cooper and wife Stephanie of Jonesboro; daughter Nicole Lancaster and husband Randall of Quitman; sister Alma Gray and husband Buddy of Jonesboro; sister Melba King and husband George of Ruston; and three grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were co-workers of the E&I Department at Smurfit-Stone Container.
Pallbearers were Donnie Blalock, Paul Gresham, Travis Hall, William McConkay, Curtis Otwell and Eddie Wayne Harvey.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Louise Scroggin, 88
Services for Louise Scroggin, 88, of Jonesboro were held at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel May 20, with the Rev. Roy Bryan Moore officiating. Burial followed in the Jonesboro Cemetery.
She died May 19 at the Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born Aug. 17, 1912 in Colfax, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by one daughter, Bobbie Louise Ellis and husband Bill of Bryan, Texas; and one sister, Roberta Cothran of Hot Springs, Ark.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Estelle Smith, 91
Services for Estelle Shively Roden Smith, 91, of Longview, Texas were held at the Jonesboro Cemetery on May 22 with the Rev. Joey Bignar officiating. She died May 20 at the Summer Meadow Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 16, 1909 in Jonesboro, she was a retired nurse.
She was preceded in death by two daughters Margaret Clements and Jackie Moffett.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Billy Embrey of Longview; sisters Mary Frierio of Baton Rouge, Lodie Hamilton of Tampa, Fla. and Helen Randa of Titisville, Fla.; three brothers Joe Hannan Shively of Cairo, Ga., Louie Shively of Jonesboro and Theo Shively, also of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Kenneth Sorenson, 73
Funeral services for Kenneth Leroy Sorenson, 73, of Winnfield were held May 27 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Calvin Philips officiating. Burial followed at the New Jerusalem Cemetery in Winnfield.
Mr. Sorenson died May 24. Born Aug. 29, 1927 in Northfield, Minn., he was a veteran and a produce manager. He was also a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Winnfield and a member of the church choir.
He is survived by his wife Violet Sorenson of Winnfield; brother Eddie and wife Carol Jean of Northfield; sister Sylvia Luckman of Northfield; daughter-in-law Patricia Sorenson of Winnfield; and five grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearer was Larry Willis.
Pallbearers included Jim Barr, Billie Ray Berry, Thomas Ray Berry, Buddy Heard, Jack Jones and James Mercer.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

John Turner, 81
Services for John Thomas Turner, 81, of Quitman were held at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro May 22 with the Revs. Richard Grey and Don Doughty officiating. Burial followed in the Gayla Traina Cemetery.
Mr. Turner died May 20 at his home.
Born June 30, 1916 in Atlanta, La., he was a retired paper maker for Continental Can and a veteran.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Tressie Claudine Pyles Turner.
He is survived by his wife Azeal “Zip” B. Turner of Jonesboro; daughters Carolyn Lynette Brown of Shreveport and Marilyn Dianne Salter and Husband Robert Louis, Jr. of Mena, Ark.; son David Maurice Turner and wife Betty Jean of Madison, Miss.; sister Elizabeth Frank of Indianapolis; brothers James Elton Turner of Vida, Okla. And John Colvin Turner, Jr. of Newton, Texas.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Justin Grey, Brandon Durbin, Tommy Brown, Mark Turner, Justin Mosely and Richard Vail.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Lorene Goins, 80
Services for Lorene “Peaches” Goins, 80, of Quitman were held May 18 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield with the Revs. Rayford Higgs and Teddy Sharbano officiating. Burial followed in the Corinth Tabernacle Cemetery.
Mrs. Goins died May 16 in the Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston.
She was a native of Selma, a homemaker and a member of The South Winnfield Baptist Church.
She is survived by four sons, Gary Hemphill of Weston, Bobby Goins of Winnfield, Reuben Hemphill of Seattle, Wash. and James “Buzzy” Hemphill of Shreveport; four daughters, Jeanette Hammons of Quitman, Connie Hemphill of Winnfield, Patsy Buxton of Jena and Gloria Dawn Norred of Ruston; two sisters, Irene Henderson of Georgetown, La. and Inez Kirkland of Waskom, Texas.
She was preceded in death by husbands J.E. “Gene” Hemphill and Walter Goins; one son Marshall Hemphill; and daughters Jacqlyn Leach and Madge Asselta.
Pallbearers were Donald “Dobber” Brazell, Stacy Steward, Buddy Skains, Travis Henderson, Wesley Crawford and Craig Mercer.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Homes of Winnfield.

Michael C. Moore, 47
Service for the Rev. Michael C. Moore, 47, of Marrero were held May 16 at the First Pentecostal Church in Marrero. Burial followed at the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Moore died May 14. He was a native of Jonesboro and a member of the First Pentecostal Church.He is survived by his wife Kathleen Zbaser Moore; daughters Sarah and Rachel Moore, mother and father Dixie Whittemore Moore and Harold Moore; and brothers James Arthur Moore, Harold Moore, Jr. and Joseph Moore.Services were under the direction of Mothe Funeral Home.

Katie Norred, 84
Services for Katie Mae Norred, 84, of Jonesboro were held at the Hodge United Methodist Church May19 with Bros. Terral Lowe and Joe Hamilton officiating.
Burial followed in the Garden of Memories in Jonesboro.
Mrs. Norred died May 18.She was born Nov. 15, 1916 in New Edinburg, Ark. She was a retired nurse.
She is survived by three daughters, Judy Shackelford of Jonesboro, Brenda Bond of Weston and Becky Serber and husband Roby of Weston; two sisters, Maxine Clements of Fordyce, Ark. and Norma Dell Koeing of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother Kenneth Hicks of Fordyce, Ark.; one brother-in-law, Donnie Norred and wife E’Laska; one sister-in-law, Mary Watkins; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lee Stanford, Nonnie Driskill, Bud King, Max Robinson, Raymond Taylor and Delmer Womack.
Services were under the direction of Edmunds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Betty Jo Rasbury, 53
Services for Betty Jo Rasbury, 53, of Winnfield were held May 20 at the First Baptist Church of Winnfield with Dr. Calvin Phelps officiating. Burial followed in the Friendship Cemetery in Quitman.
Mrs. Rasbury died May 18 at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and worked there in the day care center.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Rasbury, mother Mable Foster and brother Jimmy Foster.
She is survived by one son, James Rasbury of Winnfield; two daughters, Michelle Persilver of Winnfield and Kimberly White of Winnfield; father James Rudolph Foster of Winnfield; two brothers, Weston “Buddy” Foster of Shreveport and Harry Foster of Winnfield; and one sister, Shirley Caron of Shreveport.
Pallbearers were Scott Persilver, Kelvin McLaughlin, Shannon Blake, Rudolph Foster, Weston Foster and Harry Foster.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.


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