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James Bolls, 62
Funeral services for James Albert Bolls, 62, of Hodge were held Oct. 21 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Cumpton officiating. Burial followed at the Jonesboro Cemetery.Mr. Bolls died Oct. 19 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born July 28, 1939 in Ringgold, he was an S&G packing machinist and a veteran of the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Diffey Bolls, of Hodge; mother, Marie Walsworth Bolls, of Jonesboro; sons, Gregory Lynn Bolls of West Monroe, Eddie Bolls of Missouri, Reggie Hall and wife Dana of Jonesboro, Rickey Hall and wife Gloria of Chatham, Mark Hall of Colfax and Chad Steven Hall of Hodge; daughters, Pamela Ann Gaspard and husband David of Hodge and Sheila Faye Lamkin husband Mark of Jonesboro; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Ethel Hightower, 89
Services for Ethel B. Cooper Hightower, 89, of Jonesboro, were held Oct. 21 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Staples officiating. Burial followed at the Concord Cemetery.
Mrs. Hightower died Oct. 17 at Jackson Parish Hospital after a short illness.
She is survived by one son, Jackie R. Hightower and wife Linda of Jonesboro; daughters, Shirley Garner and husband Jackie of McKinney, Texas, Annette Waters and husband Dale of Montgomery, Texas and Carolyn Verratt of Spring, Texas; brothers, Gene Cooper of Jayton, Texas and Charles Cooper of Emory, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Tom Holland, 58
Services for Tom John Holland, 58, of Jonesboro were held Oct. 23 at the Midway Baptist Church with the Revs. Willis Russell and Bob Coy officiating. Burial followed at the Midway Cemetery.
Mr. Holland died Oct. 20 at his residence after a sudden illness.
He was a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Holland, of Jonesboro; sons, John Holland and wife Debra, of Jonesboro and Steven Smith and wife Angelia, of Jonesboro; sister, Hellen Heckford, of Choudrant; three grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Daniel Howard, Casey Goss, Barry Hines, Russell Hines, Dennis Hines, Joshuah Howard, Adam Howard and John Stevens.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Evan Harris, 79
Services for Evan Junior Harris, 79, of Ruston were Oct. 24 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Crofoot officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Harris died Oct. 21 in Ruston after a lengthy illness.
He was a member of the Choudrant Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Edmiston Harris, of Ruston; son, Jerrel Harris and wife Faye of Ruston; daughters, Melba Harris Givens of Ruston and Bonnie Harris Branim and husband Mike of Tioga; sisters, Lamoine (Etha) Spillers of Eros, and Velma Reeves of Metarie; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and friends. Services were under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Gilbert Carpenter, 90
Services for Gilbert Samuel Carpenter, 90, of Dodson will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield with Don Price and Vernon Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethlehem Cemetery near Calvin.
Mr. Carpenter died Oct. 15 at the Winn Parish Medical Center.
Born in Calvin on July 3, 1911, he was a carpenter and a member of the Jackson Parish Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Garrett Carpenter of Dodson; son, Kenneth A. Carpenter of Columbia, La.; daughters, Norma Jean Hardin of Louisville, Texas and Sharron Jones of Dodson; sisters, Bertha Green of Pensacola, Fla. and Verda Frazier of Calvin; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Marie P. Smith, 78
Services for Marie P. Smith, 78, of Monroe were held Oct. 12 at the Midway Cemetery with the Rev. Franklin Pierce officiating. She died Oct. 10 at the North Monroe Medical Center.
Mrs. Smith was a housewife.
She is survived by sons, James W. Smith of West Monroe, Thomas R. Smith and wife Irene of Winnfield and John H. Smith and wife Teresa of Winnfield; daughters, Mary Ann Fletcher and husband Buck of Grayson and Janet Lazenby and husband Mike of Downsville; sisters, Mary Bell Schumate of Monroe, Johnnie Dutton of Norman, Okla., and Janice Massey of Joyce; brother, J.C. Parker of Dodson; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Bill Beebee, Arthur Fletcher, Ray Braddock, Randy Hammons and Benjy Baw.Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Alta Swanner, 75
Services for Alta Swanner, 75, of Jonesboro were held in the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jessie Stripland and N.W. Asbell officiating.
She died Oct. 10 at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Rogers, Ark.
She was born Nov. 26, 1925 in Arab, Ala. to Grady and Annie Lee Ford. She moved to Rogers in 1933 and attended Rogers Schools. She married Leslie Wayne Moser of Rogers on March 18, 1944. He preceded her in death Oct. 18, 1977. She married Elder Lelon Swanner of Jonesboro July 10, 1982. He preceded her in death May 4, 2001. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Ann Moser Parent and her parents.
She is survived by sisters, Mildred Mabry Hartfield of Rogers, Marjorie Marugg Wolfe of Rogers, Ivalene Johnson of Boise, Idaho and Sharon Berbet of Laytonsville, Md.; brothers, Lindon Walton Ford of Rogers, W.H. Ford of Clearwater, Kansas, Garland Ford of Little Rock, Ark. and Val Ford of Littleton, Colo.; step-daughter, Lee Ann Hodnett and husband Jim of Wagoner, Okla.; step-sons, Curtis Swanner of Jonesboro and Don Swanner and wife Mary of Minden; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Velma West, 86
Services for Velma West, 86, of Jonesboro were held Oct. 12 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom May officiating. Burial followed at Springhill Cemetery.
Mrs. West died Oct. 10 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born Nov. 15, 1914 in Jonesboro, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Mae Peevy and Maggie Mae Walsworth Peevy; brothers Edward and Shelby Peevy; sister Cloteal Peevy Tankersly; and husband Roy L. West.
She is survived by sons, Bobby West and wife Mary of Winnfield and Ross L. West and wife Martha of Rome, Ga.; brothers, Alfred W. Peevy and wife Johnnie of Jonesboro and Waylon C. Peevy and wife Kathryn of Jonesboro; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Charlie, Chris, David, Melissa Ann, James and Shelby West. 
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Francis Harper, 78
Services for Francis Benjamin Harper, 78, of Saline were held at the Magnolia Baptist Church on Oct. 9 with the Revs. Johnny Baker and Weyland Gauntt officiating. Burial followed in the Mill Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Harper died Oct. 6.Born March 27, 1923, he was a retired wildlife agent.
He is survived by his wife Irene Harper of West Monroe; sons, Julius Harper and wife Rebecca of Saline, David Burt Harper of Saline and Carlton Harper and wife Carmen of West Monroe; daughters, Mary Lou Cole and husband Robert of Bossier City, Elizabeth Johnson and husband Marlon of Leesville, Debrah Powell and husband Tommy of Jonesboro and Ruby Burns and husband Greg of Burtonsville, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Johnny Morgan, 51
Services for Johnny Lester Morgan, 51, of North Hodge were held at Oct. 2 at the North Hodge Assembly of God with the Rev. Gene Cumpton officiating. Burial followed at the Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Morgan died Sept. 29 at his home.
Born June 11, 1950, Mr. Morgan was an electrician. He served in the United State Marine Corps, as well.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Kay Morgan of North Hodge; sons, Joseph Lester Morgan and wife Angela of Bossier City, Christopher Jacob Morgan of Ruston, Casey Benjamin Morgan of Ruston, Jeremy Chase Morgan of Hodge and Jarrod Lee Welch and wife Katherine of Jonesboro; daughters, Clairissa Elise Moran of North Hodge and Beth Ann Ratzloff of McAllister, Okla.; sister Pat Wiggins and husband Jimmy of Haughton; three grandchildren; and two nieces.
Pallbearers were Randy Anderson, Wayne Anderson, Mike Peters, Jeff Stewart, Ricky Weeks and Roger Young.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Elmer T. Sanders, 71
Services for Elmer T. Sanders, 71, of Jonesboro were held Oct. 6 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Joey Bignar and Dan Chance officiating. Burial followed at the Gayla Traina Cemetery.
Mr. Sanders died Oct. 3 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born Aug. 22, 1930 in Hall Summitt, he was a retired bag mill supervisor. He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Sanders of Jonesboro; mother, Curtis Sanders of Jonesboro; daughter; Sandy Porter and husband Gary of Haughton; sons, Scott Sanders and Steve Sanders, both of Jonesboro; sisters, Betty Lewis and husband Troy and Bobbie Liles and husband Tracy, all of Jonesboro; and five grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Allen and Billy Johns.
Pallbearers were Bill Bolds, James Fitzpatrick, Huey Gates, Jimmy Golden, Judd Hanson, Glenn Morris, Billy Underwood and Junior Williams.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

James M. Sanders, 75
Services for James M. “Jim” Sanders, 75, were held Sept. 25 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial followed at the Sweetwater Cemetery in Quitman.
Mr. Sanders died at the Lafayette General Hospital on Sept. 23.He was an office manager with Columbia Trans Gas Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Mattie Sanders.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie Faye Smith Sanders of Lafayette; sons, Rick Sanders and wife Charlene of Austin and David Sanders and wife Donna of Quitman; daughter, Beth Sanders Lister and fiancé John Noel of Lafayette; brothers, Carroll Sanders and wife Mary Ruth of Evansville, Ind. and Kenneth Sanders and wife Dot of Willford, Ark.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Rodney Transue, 36
Services for Rodney Transue, 36, of Willingboro, N.J. were held Oct. 8.Mr. Transue died Oct. 4 after a short illness.
Mr. Transue was born Feb. 18, 1965 in Levittown, Penn. He was a high school graduate.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy Transue of Willingboro, father, George Transue of Jonesboro; sister, Donna Donnelly and husband Pat of Glenmore, Penn.; brother, Billy and wife Denise of Willingboro; great-grandmother, Josephine Transue of Blairstown, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

Cecil Roy Gray, 74
Funeral services for Cecil Roy “Buddy” Gray, 74, of Jonesboro were held Sept. 29 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial followed in the Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Gray died Sept. 27.Born Oct. 22, 1926, in Jonesboro, Mr. Gray worked for Continental Can Company and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Alma Cooper Gray of Jonesboro; brother, Charles Emmett Gray and wife Corinne of Jonesboro; and sisters-in-law, Jimmie Carolyn Cooper of Quitman and Melba King and husband George of Ruston.
Honorary pallbearer was Billy Johns.
Pallbearers were R.E. Brown, Gary Nunn, Curtis Otwell, Morgan Cockerham, Bruce Rochelle and Merlin Womack.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Agnes Grencik, 72
Services for Agnes Hawkins Grencik, 72, of West Monroe were held Sept. 29 at the Gayla Traina Cemetery with Justin Hardy and Monty Beach officiating.
Mrs. Grencik died Sept. 27 at the West Monroe Guest House.
Born Feb. 16, 1929 in Fancy Hill, Ark., Mrs. Grencik was a housewife.
She is survived by Jesse Hawkins; daughters, Constance Susan Langley and husband James of Jonesboro and Mary Lynne Loucel and husband Rene of West Monroe; brother, Loyle Garrett of Lake Isabella, Calif.; sister, Loyce Lewis of Ridgecrest, Calif; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Frankie Mize, 86
Funeral services for Frankie Mize, 86, of Jonesboro were held Sept. 27 in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Garlington officiating. Burial followed in the Springhill Cemetery  Mrs. Mize died Sept. 25 at Willis Knighten Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Mize was a retired nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Mize and daughter, Eleanor Mize. Survivors include son, Billy Mize and wife Judy of Quitman; daughters, Elizabeth Townsend and husband Jim of Bossier City and Shirley Tullos and husband Charles of West Monroe; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; cousin, Dovie Cornett and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Phillip Townsend, Gus Townsend, Steven Mize, Jason Shows, Murry Broach, Jr. and Kenny McBride.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Barbara C. Pardee, 62
Funeral services for Barbara C. Pardee, 62, of Jonesboro died September 25, 2001 at LSU Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 28 at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro with the Rev. Malcolm Self and Dr. Herb Dickerson officiating. Burial followed in the Springhill Cemetery.
Mrs. Pardee retired from Old South Life Insurance Company after 14 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was active in the Chancel Choir.
Mrs. Pardee was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Venia Culpepper; and brother, James Culpepper.
Survivors include her husband, John R. Pardee of Jonesboro; daughters, Bonita Abedi and husband Mohamad of Lawton, Oklahoma and Cathy Warren and husband Rusty of Jonesboro; brothers, Baskin Culpepper of Alaska, Jerry Culpepper of Jonesboro and Raymond Culpepper of Coushatta; sisters, Helen Borland and Frances Toler, both of Jonesboro; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Iris Smith, 92
Funeral services for Iris Smith, 92, of Jonesboro were held Sept. 26 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Cumpton officiating. Burial followed at the Gayla Traina Cemetery.
She died Sept. 25 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born Aug. 7, 1909 in Troup, Texas, Mrs. Smith was a housewife.
She is survived by one son, Troy Smith and wife Carla of Hodge; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ed Hughes, James Schmidt, Hank Lowery, Leon Whitten, Zero Brown and Lamoine McConathy.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Garry Whitman, 36
Funeral services for Garry Ray Whitman, 36, of Houston were held Oct. 2 at the First Baptist Church of Chatham with the Revs. Johnny Smith and Danny Gibson officiating. Burial follow ed in the Chatham Cemetery.
Mr. Whitman died Sept. 27 at Herman Hospital after a sudden illness.
He was a mechanic who worked on heavy equipment.
Mr. Whitman was preceded in death by his father, W.H. Whitman.
He is survived by his mother, Mary E. “Liz” Whitman of Chatham; son, Duston Whitman of Houston; sister, Susan Renee Mitchell and husband Johnny of Columbia, Tenn.; brother, Kenneth Wayne Whitman and wife Michele of Chatham; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Lula Mae Cooper, 86
Services for Lula Mae Cooper, 86, of Quitman were held Sept. 20 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with the Revs. Ronnie Thompson, Jimmy Pyles and H.M. Roach officiating. Burial followed at the Antioch Cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper died Sept. 18 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born May 2, 1915 in Ballinger, Texas, Mrs. Cooper was a home maker.
She is survived by her husband, Adriel M. Cooper of Quitman; daughters, Beth Cook and husband Bobby of Baton Rouge and Diane Watson and husband Velton of Quitman; sons, Charles Cooper and wife Martiel of Quitman, Dwight Cooper and wife Judy of Chatham, Donnie Cooper and wife Helen of Quitman, Gary Cooper and wife Celeste of Baton Rouge and Stanley Cooper and wife Lee of Perth, Australia; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brent Cooper, Lavelle Cooper, Marty Cooper, Michael Cooper, Danny Huddleston and Craig Watson. Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Ella May Cox, 89
Services for Ella May Cox, 89, of Jonesboro were held Sept. 24 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. R.P. Willis and Robert Tyler officiating. Burial followed at the Fellowship Cemetery.
Mrs. Cox died Sept. 22 at Jackson Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was retired from the bag mill.
She was preceded in death by husband, Robley Cox, son, Henry Eugene Cox; granddaughter, Tanya Hughes, two sisters; and two sons-in-law.
She is survived by daughters, Pauline Uli-Zysek of Shreveport, Ophelia Anderson and husband Dewey of Quitman and Ann Hill and husband Don of Quitman; daughter-in-law, Faye Cox of Quitman; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Peter Michael Uli, Jr., Paul Uli, Jim Cox, Jesse Anderson, Gary Cox and Rusty Hill. Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Otis Hurst, 88
Services for Otis Coleman Hurst, 88, of Jonesboro were held Sept. 19 at the Ebeneezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Marty Wright officiating.
Burial followed at the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Hurst died Sept. 16 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born Jan. 6, 1913, Mr. Hurst was the long-time owner and operator of Hurst Dairy in Jonesboro. He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church for 50 years, and he served two terms on the Jackson Parish School Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Susie Graves Hurst; brothers, Anslem and John Hurst; sister, Ollie Dee Tolar; and one great-grandchild, Victor Stroud.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred L. Hurst of Jonesboro; son, Don L. Hurst and wife T.J. of Jonesboro; daughter, Anne McCready of Jonesboro; brother, Carl Hurst of Lafayette; nephew, Harold Tolar of Jonesboro; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Honorary Pallbearer was Tracy Rushing. Pallbearers were Scott Tripp, Donald Wyatt, John Paul Johns, James Pierce, Mike Staples, Butch Rushing and Frank Kelley.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Robert Williamson, 53
Services for Robert Grady Williamson, 53, of Hodge were held Sept. 18 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery with the Rev. Glen Davis officiating.
Mr. Williamson died Sept. 15 at the North Monroe Medical Center.
Born Oct. 27, 1947 in DeRidder, he was a mechanic.
Mr. Williamson was preceded in death by his parents Henry G. Williamson and Colla Parker Williamson.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Williamson of Hodge; mother, Colla Jot Arledge of Maryville; daughters, Kathy Austin and husband Anthony of Jonesboro, Christine Barr and husband Carl of Jonesboro, Carol Cooper and husband Randall of Leesville, Stacy Davis of Hodge, Melissa Johnson and husband Lawrence of Chatham and Patricia Williamson of Hodge; son, Richard Williamson and wife Janice of Hodge; brothers, James Williamson and wife Rita of Buna, Texas and Thomas Williamson of Kirbyville, Texas; sister Teresa Williamson of Buna; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

James Boddie, Jr., 63
Funeral services for James Ruel Boddie, Jr., 63, of Jonesboro were held Sept. 16 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Terry Mims and Stuart Toms officiating. Burial followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Boddie died Sept. 14 at Lincoln General Hospital.
Born Sept. 9, 1937 in Jonesboro, he was a water treatment technician for the Town of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ruel Boddie, Sr. and Virgie Davis Boddie; sister, Nola Ruth Boddie; and one grandchild, Alexandra Grace Sawyer.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa D. Boddie of Jonesboro; son, Chad R. Boddie and wife Sharon of Jonesboro; daughter, Sonia Sawyer and husband Jimmy of Quitman; sisters, Dorothy Masters of Jonesboro and Laverne B. Murphy of Houma; and three grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Alan Ashcraft, Tracy Johnston, Kim Jones, Randy Mason, Edgar Robinson and Truett Walsworth.
Pallbearers were Daniel “Joe” Carter, Paul Martin, Dale Newsom, Floyd Walker, Chuck Worthington and Eddie Worthington.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Joseph Guirlando, 71
Funeral services for Joseph Salvadore Guirlando, 71, of Monroe were held at the Friendship Cemetery on Sept. 16.Mr. Guirlando died Sept. 14 at E.A. Conway. Born Dec. 24, 1929 in Monroe, he was a retired chef.
Mr. Guirlando was preceded in death by his father, Rocco Guirlando; mother, Virginia Cascio; and brother, Victor “Poochie” Guirlando.He is survived by his wife, Louise Guirlando, of Jonesboro; sons, Rocco Guirlando and wife Kay of West Monroe and Joeph Guirlando, Jr. and wife Peggy of Monroe; daughters, Virginia Puckett and husband Billy of Eros and Rosie Sikes and husband Ricky of West Monroe; brothers, Leon Guirlando, Louis Guirlando and Rocco Guirlando, all of Monroe; sisters, Mary Guirlando and Liberta Sylvestri and husband Vincent, all of Monroe; step-daughters Rhonda Hayden and Lisa Wursteisen, all of Monroe; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Chad Garner, Rocco Edward Guirlando, J.R. Searcy, Nick Sylvestri, Rocco Sylvestri and Tommy Joe Traina. Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Roy Gene Davis, 44
Services for Roy Gene Davis, 44, of Jonesboro were held Sept. 5 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Geary Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Davis died Sept. 3 at Willis Knighton Hospital.
Born Jan. 15, 1957, he was a general mechanic for Smurfit-Stone Container.
He was preceded in death by his uncle Woodrow Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Janet C. Davis of Jonesboro; mother Bonnie Jean Walker and husband Jimmie Lee of Jonesboro; son, Michael Roy Davis of Jonesboro; daughter, Janet Michelle Lay and husband Thomas of Jonesboro; brothers, Gary Walker of Quitman, Randy Walker of Jonesboro, Ricky Walker of Quitman and Steven Walker of Quitman; aunt Helen Brown; cousin Lavelle Brown; and one granddaughter.
Honorary pallbearers were the lime kiln maintenance crew of Smurfit-Stone Container.
Pallbearers were John Cooper, Donnie Freeman, Dalton Mathews, Bobby Otwell, Cary Seymore and Randy Shows.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Louise Ewing, 88
Funeral services for Louise Williams Ewing, 88, of Quitman were held at the Jonesboro United Methodist Church on Sept. 7. They were officiated by the Rev. Wayne Howington and Dr. Doug McGuire. Burial followed at the Jimmie Davis Tabernacle Cemetery.
Mrs. Ewing died Sept. 5 after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Ewing, often called “Trooper” led a life of wife, mother, grandmother, Cub Scout den mother, Sunday school teacher, church worker, hospital volunteer and first grade teacher.
She is survived by her husband Lew Ewing; children, Terry and Donna Ewing and Randy and Rosemary Ewing; sister, Mildred W. Reeves, of Shreveport; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons Brandon, Brad and Adam Ewing and Wendell Manning and nephews Steve Reeves and Stewart Harrison.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Martha J. Hennigan, 58
Services for Martha J. Hennigan, 58, of Jonesboro were held Sept.4 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Grubbs officiating. Burial followed in the McDonald Cemetery.
Mrs. Hennigan died at her residence on Sept. 3 after a long illness.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her father Lavell Parker and wife Betty of Winnfield; sons, DeWayne Hennigan and wife Janice of Choudrant and James Hennigan of Highlands, Tex.; daughter, Debra Emanus and husband Mike of Jonesboro; sisters, Donna Wright of Winnfield and Nell Snowden and husband Dale of Winnfield; brothers, John Thomas and wife Pat of Winnfield and Bobby Thomas and wife Lois of Alma, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

James Norred, 72
Funeral services for James Donnie Norred, 72, of North Hodge were held Sept. 9, at the Hodge Methodist Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Simpson officiating.
Mr. Norred died Sept. 7. He was a carpenter and a veteran.
Mr. Norred was born Oct. 8, 1928 in Hodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Lee and Ila S. Norred; son, Jessie Lee Norred; brothers, Henry and Douglas Norred and sister, Helen Roberts.
He is survived by his wife Luda Elasca Norred of North Hodge and sister Mary Watkins of Clayton.Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Sharon Talton, 50
Funeral services for Sharon Faye Johnston Talton, 50, of Minden were held Sept. 4 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Rudd and Dr. Clyde Miles officiating. Burial followed at the Gayla Traina Cemetery.Mrs. Talton died Sept. 3 at Willis Knighton Hosptial.
Born June 8, 1951 in Jonesboro, Mrs. Talton was an accountant.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse G. and Donnie Brown Johnston; and sister, Louise Stevenson.
She is survived by her husband, William M. Talton of Minden; son, Brian Smith and wife Tiffany of West Monroe; brothers, Clifford Johnston of Saline; Kenneth “Sonny” Johnston of Natchez, Miss., Louis Johnston of Sulphur; Ottis Johnston of Quitman, Roger Johnston of Jonesboro and Jerry Johnston of Flower Mound, Texas; sisters, Lucille Brewer of Ruston, Elouise Henderson of Jonesboro, Evelyn Bell of Brookeland, Texas, JoAnn Waites of Bridge City, Texas, Bobbie Sneed of Jonesboro and Barbara Otwell of Quitman; and two grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearer was Ted Bosch.
Pallbearers were James Gatlin, Gary McClure, Larry Morgan, Jan Nelson, David Turner and Boyd Badley.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Oma Blackburn, 93
Funeral services for Oma Blackburn, 93, of Ruston were held Sept. 1 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doyle Arrender officiating. Burial followed at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Mrs. Blackburn died at Alpine Guest Care Center Aug. 31.Born July 28, 1908 in Quitman, she was a retired bag catcher for Continental Can.
Mrs. Blackburn was preceded in death by her husband E.D. Blackburn and son Arlo Byrum Blackburn.
She is survived by one son, Xavier Blackburn and wife Flossie of Quitman; daughter-in-law, Annie Ruth Blackburn Browning of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were Dennis Blackburn, Kerry Blackburn, Kit Carson, Johnny Hinton, Phil Ingram and John Henry Plunkett.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Christopher Burns, 15
Funeral services for Christopher L. Burns, 15, of Quitman will be 11 a.m., Sept. 6 at the Saint Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Burns died Aug. 30.He was a student.
Services were under the direction of King Funeral Home of Ruston.

Douglas Durbin, 58
Funeral services for Douglas Andrew Durbin, 58, of Bienville were held Aug. 28 at the Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Leach and Weyland Gauntt officiating. Burial followed in the Friendship Cemetery.
Mr. Durbin died Aug. 26 in Natchitoches.
Born Oct. 6, 1942 in Jonesboro, he was a truck driver.
He is survived by daughter, Cristi A. Durbin of Saline; mother, Virginia Norman Durbin of Friendship; brothers, Tracy and Wayne Durbin of Friendship; sisters, Ramona Edmonds of Dodson and Shirley Humphrey of West Monroe; and step-daughter, Michele Denis of Dodson.
Pallbearers were Adrien Bryant, Dewayne Bryant, Jay Bryant, William Coker, Joey Denis, Edward Edmonds, Robert Gobin and Barry Humphrey.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Angella Wilson, 42
Funeral services for Angella Suzzette Wilson, 42, of Jonesboro were held Aug. 29 at the Gayla Traina Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Cole officiating. Ms. Wilson died at her home on Aug. 27.Born July 4, 1959, she was a housekeeper.
She is survived by sons, James, Ted, Timothy and Philip Tims, all of Jonesboro; daughters Sugar Vines of Dodson and Candy, Joyce, Cherry and Sherry Tims, all of Jonesboro; sister, Ruth Atwell of Georgetown; brothers, Marrion Wilson of Winnfield and Damon Carter of Alexandria; fiancé, Gwin Norman of Jonesboro; step-daughters, Misty Norman of Jonesboro and Donna Norman of Winnfield; step-sons; Chris Norman of Jonesboro and William Norman of Winnfield; and nine grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Tims and Mike Smith.
Pallbearers were Jacob Fulkroad, Chris Norman, Chris Roane, James Tims, Philip Tims and Sam Tims.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Nancy Adams, 97
Funeral services for Nancy “Dutch” Adams, 97, of Hodge were held at the Hodge Baptist Church Aug. 24 with the Rev. Dwayne M. Boudreaux officiating. Burial followed in the Hodge Cemetery.
Mrs. Adams died Aug. 20 in the Jackson Parish Hospital.
Born March 14, 1904 in Winnfield, she was a homemaker. She was married in 1929 to Valrus G. Adams and moved to Hodge in 1930. She was a member of the Hodge Baptist Church.
Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband and all of her siblings.She is survived by one son, James D. “Sparky” Adams and wife Pat of Tioga; daughter, JoAnn Gressette and husband John T. “Jake” of Greenville, S.C.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Bobby Brinson, Lewis Cousins, Sr., Bobby Joe Folks, Randall Harrington, James Earl Harvey and Charles Tilley.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Donald Deese, 74
Funeral Services for Donald Henry Deese, 74, of Jonesboro were held Aug. 16 at the Jonesboro Assembly of God with the Revs. Paul Bradford and Michael Moak officiating. Burial followed at the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mr. Deese died Aug. 14 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
He was a self-employed farmer and a veteran.He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hamil Deese of Jonesboro; son David Earl Deese and wife Sharon of Carlinville, Ill.; two daughters, Teresa Anne Deese of Choudrant and Donna Deese Ott and husband Jeff of Quitman; two sisters, Irene Anderson and husband Allen of Baton Rouge and Juanita Hamilton of Dallas; brother Charles Deese of California; and three grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were David L. Brown, Ray Browning and Ray Whitman.
Pallbearers were Jerry Bryan, Bill Burrows, John Hasley, Bob Harvey, Sonny Masters and Butch Porter.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Mildred Emmons, 81
Funeral Services for Mildred Emmons, 81, of Jonesboro were held Aug. 26 at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Lowe officiating. Burial followed at the Gayla Traina Cemetery.
Mrs. Emmons died Aug. 24 at the Glenwood Medical Center.
Born March 19, 1920 in Roanoke, Va., she was the retired manager of Sew and Save Fabric Shop.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. “Bill” Emmons; two sons, Richard Wainwright and Ray Wainwright; sisters, Judy Duggar and Dorothy Collins; brothers Elmo Bowen, R.C. Bowen and Edsel Bowen; and her parents Myrtle and Rawls Bowen.
She is survived by her daughter, Fay Wainwright of Jonesboro; brother, Ernest Bowen of Durham, N.C.; sisters Mable McCauley of Charlotte, N.C. and Mary Rasmussen and husband Henrick of Durham; step-son Steven Emmons of Durham; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Freddie Brown, Benny Cassels, Donald Johns, Tommy Johns, Garry Morris and Emery Toms.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Helen Heard, 78
Funeral Services for Helen Mary Ellen Wingert Heard, 78, of Hodge were held at the Hodge Baptist Church on Aug. 23 with the Rev. Dwayne Boudreaux officiating.
Born in Riverton Aug. 6, 1923, she graduated from Ward Five High School in Caldwell Parish in 1938. She graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1943 with a degree in English education. She married James Hewell Heard in 1944 in Rapid City, S.D. She began teaching in Pioneer in 1943. After World War II, she and her husband moved to Ruston before coming to Hodge in 1950.She was a mother, wife, homemaker, teacher, seamstress and cook. She was also a member of the Hodge Baptist Church where she assumed numerous leadership roles including Sunday school teacher (for more than 45 years), vacation Bible school teacher and principal and mission and Bible studies teacher for youth, children and adults.
She is survived by her husband, James Hewell Heard, Sr.; sons, James Hewell Heard, Jr. and wife Patricia of Hodge and Michael Francis Heard and wife JoAnn of Huntsville, Ala.; daughter, Robin Elizabeth Heard of Camp Hill, Penn.; brothers, Vernon L. Wingert of Springfield, Ohio and Johnnie Wingert of Ruston; and three grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were George Schmidt, Delbert Clark, Bobby Joe Folks, Troy Moore, Edmund Harper, Johnny Hamilton, Charles Hill, Jim Taylor, Ron Piper, Allan Beers and Brad Everett, representing his late father Bill.
Pallbearers were Wilfred Foster, Travis Hall, Jerry Hutchinson, Richard Johnson, Robert Gaulden and Bobby Clyde Brinson.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Frank McDonald, 70
Funeral services for Frank McDonald, 70, were held Aug. 14 at the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Roosevelt Bryant, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Mr. McDonald died Aug. 9 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. He was a logger.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Dennis and Emily McDonald, three sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by sisters, Geneva Alexis of San Francisco and Ola Crosby of Santa Maria, Calif.; and brother, Simon McDonald of Detroit.
Pallbearers were Harvey Barnes, Tommy Booker, Benjamin Bradford, Ezzard Bradford, Charles Leon, Sr. and Charlie White.
Services were under the direction of Winnfield Funeral Home.

Herschel Mize, 85
Funeral services for Herschel Mize, 85, of Jonesboro were held Aug. 25 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Ray Holsomback officiating. He was assisted by R.V. Mize. Burial followed at the Springhill Cemetery.
Mr. Mize died Aug. 23 at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.He was a mechanic for the State of Louisiana.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Mize of Jonesboro; son, Randy Mize of Jonesboro; daughters, Dewanna Womack of Jonesboro and Janis Newton and husband Tom of Greenville, Ala.; sisters, Iree Johns of Alexandria, Lillie Belle Holsomback of Alexandria, Dena Frith of Ruston and Virgil Turner of St. Joseph; brother Milton Mize and wife Faye of Jonesboro; sister-in-law Frankie Mize of Bossier City; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were David Tucker and Ronnie Williams.
Pallbearers were Rodney Mize, Dan Chase, Tom Newton, Daniel Chase, Joseph Chase and Lowell Mize.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Annie Rasbury, 87
Services for Annie Pearl Rasbury, 87, of Jonesboro were held Aug. 21 at the Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. C.C. Milstead officiating. Burial followed at the Fellowship Cemetery.
Mrs. Rasbury died Aug. 19 at Jackson Manor.
A homemaker, she was born Nov. 19, 1913 in Heflin.
She is survived by daughter, Marion Beasley of Bienville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dewey Anderson, Van Beasley, William Britt, Reggie Culpepper, Don Hill and Billy Lewis.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Carma Shively, 87
Funeral services for Carma Shively, 87, of Jonesboro were held Aug. 26 in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jon Lord and Doyle McGrew.
She died Aug. 24 at Jackson Parish Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was a homemaker.She was preceded in death by Estus Shively and Jerry Gene Shively.
She is survived by son, Arnold Shively and wife Mary of Breckenridge, Texas; daughters, Marlene Rayner and husband Victor of Chatham and Judith L. Lewter of Gallatin, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Wallace Smith, Jr., 85
Services for Wallace Smith, Jr., 85, of Ruston, were held Aug. 27 at Owens Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ken Bowman officiating. Burial followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Smith died Aug. 24 at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and a retired forester.
Survivors include his wife Ethel McBride Smith; dauthers, Victoria Elizabeth Conner of Kingwood, Texas and Dr. Leah Susan Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Cade McBride Smith and wife Mary of Jonesboro; sister, Annelle Smith and husband Gerald R. Smith, Sr. of Warren, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston.

B.H. Davis, 83
Services for B.H. “Herbert” Davis, 83, of Castor were held Aug. 16 at the Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold with the Rev. Wayne Morrow officiating. Burial followed at the Gibsland Cemetery in Gibsland.
He died Aug. 13.Mr. Davis was born June 15, 1918 in Jackson Parish.
He was preceded in death by his wife Christine Davis and one sister.
He is survived by one son, Bob Davis and wife Dinah of Minden; two daughters, Linda Davis-Short and husband Max of River Ridge and Vickie King and husband Barry of Castor; one sister, Kathleen Ledford and husband A.C. of Jonesboro; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were under the direction of Rockett Funeral Home.

Donald Deese, 74
Funeral Services for Donald Henry Deese, 74, of Jonesboro were held Aug. 16 at the Jonesboro Assembly of God with the Revs. Paul Bradford and Michael Moak officiating. Burial followed at the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mr. Deese died Aug. 14 at Jackson Parish Hospital.
He was a self-employed farmer and a veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hamil Deese of Jonesboro; son David Earl Deese of Carlinville, Ill.; two daughters, Teresa Anne Deese of Choudrant and Donna Deese Ott and husband Jeff of Quitman; two sisters, Irene Anderson and husband Allen of Baton Rouge and Juanita Hamilton of Dallas; brother Charles Deese of California; and three grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were William Bridges, David L. Brown, Ray Browning, Hamp Frisby, Bob Harvey and Ray Whitman.
Pallbearers were Jerry Bryan, Bill Burrows, John Hasley, Greg Johnson, Sonny Masters and Butch Porter.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

James Duck, 60
Services for James Edmond Duck, 60, of Quitman were held Aug. 16 at the Beech Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Jinks and Junior Stokes officiating. Burial followed at the Beech Springs Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Duck died Aug. 13 at LSU Medical Center.
He was a mudlogger and a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife Karen Duck of Quitman; son Kevin Patterson and wife Brandi of Haughton; daughters Cecilia Lester and husband Chad of West Monroe and Emily Duck of Quitman; sister, Billie Jean Cates and husband Herman of Lake Charles; two brothers, Dale Duck of Jonesboro and Douglas Duck and wife Tracy of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons at the Beech Springs Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were Howard Duck, J.W. Duck, Jerry Hanes, Jimmy Lowe, Johnny Lowe and Elmer Hanes.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Dion Durbin, 40
Services for Dion Durbin, 40 of Bienville were held at the Friendship Baptist Church on Aug. 13 with the Revs. Robert K. Leach and Weyland Gauntt officiating. Burial followed at the Friendship Cemetery.
Mr. Durbin died at his home on August 11.Born Jan. 8, 1961 in Jonesboro, he was a saw hand.
He is survived by his wife Catherine (Shelly) Durbin of Bienville; daughter Danille Durbin of Danville; mother Virginia Davis Durbin of Friendship; three brothers, Douglas A. Durbin, Tracy Durbin and Wayne Durbin, all of Friendship; and two sisters, Roona Edmonds of Dodson and Shirley Humphrey of West Monroe.
Pallbearers were Charles Barron, Randy Corley, Shelton Rhodes, William L. Coker, Barry Humphrey and James Layfield.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

John Jay Estes, 65
A memorial service for John Jay Estes, 65, of Jonesboro was held Aug. 19 at the Jonesboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Howlington officiating.
Mr. Estes was born Sept. 2, 1935 in Noxapater, Miss., and died Aug. 15 at the Jackson Parish Hospital.
Survivors include his wife Sue Estes of Jonesboro; daughter Loren Estes of Memphis, Tenn.; sisters, June Collins of Valdosta, Ga. and Jane Armstrong of Lake Park, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
At his request, his body has been donated to the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Thomas E. Potts, 66
Services for Thomas E. Potts, 66, of Dodson were held at Aug. 15 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. David Wilson, Bryon Montgomery, Teddy Sharbino and Arthur Robinson officiating. Burial followed at the Springhill Cemetery.
Mr. Potts died Aug. 12 at Rapides Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. He was a logger. He is survived by his wife Betty Potts of Dodson; four sons, Ronnie Potts and wife Susie of Winnfield, Mike Potts and wife Ann of Weston, Danny Potts and wife Geri of Winnfield and Tom Potts and wife Christie of Jonesboro; three daughters, Erma Vice and husband Keith of Winnfield, Judy Howell and husband Bert of Dodson and Terri Vines and Bud Smith of Jonesboro; seven sisters, Docia Smith of Bienville, Eva Rae Tilley of Jonesboro, Eula Mae Tilley of Jonesboro, Dorthy Lee Neely of Shreveport, Helen Ruth Hughes of Coushatta, Inez Silva of Campti and Annie Belle Desidere of Winnfield; two brothers Elmer Potts of Creston and Hester Potts of Winnfield; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Linda Shepard, 59
Graveside services for Linda Bridges Shepard, 59, of Helotes, Texas were held at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in San Antonio Aug. 20 with Chaplain Rick Ricker, DM of the United Methodist Church officiating. A memorial service was held at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home in Conroe on Aug. 21 with the Rev. James Allen officiating.
Mrs. Shepard died Aug. 16 after a lengthy bout with cancer.
She was born March 16, 1942 in Lake Charles. She graduated from Sulphur High School in Sulphur and attended Northwestern State University. After college she was employed in the Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court office in Lake Charles. She and her two sons moved to Houston in 1973 when she went to work for Mitchell Energy Corp. She was employed for Mitchell Energy for 25 years. In 1999, she and her husband Jim moved to Helotes.
She was preceded in death by her son Dino Mark Digilormo and brother William Lee “Buddy” Bridges.
She is survived by her husband Jim of Helotes; mother and father William E. and Louise Hinton Bridges of Quitman; sister Ann Bridges Yeary and husband Nick of Indian Trail, N.C.; son Darin Lee Digilormo and wife Susan of Spring, Texas; son-in-law James D. Shepard and wife Melanie of Danbury, Texas; daughter-in-law Diane Shepard Saleme and husband Vince of Houston and nine grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home of Conroe.

Hurley Beasley, 58
Services for Hurly James “Bo” Beasley, 58, of Bienville were Aug. 12, at the Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert K. Leach officiating. Burial followed at the Friendship Cemetery.
Mr. Beasley died Aug. 10 at Willis Knighton Hospital.
Born Nov. 19, 1942, he was the produce manager at Kaye’s Food Market for the last five years.
He is survived by his wife Marion Beasley of Bienville; sons Bryan Beasley of Collierville, Tenn., Michael Brown of Saline and Stephen Brown of Saline; brothers Homer Beasley of Bossier City and Johnny Beasley of Keatchie; sister Betty Britt of Saline; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Van Beasley, Reggie Culpepper, Don Hill, Billy Lewis, Douglas Miles and Scott Savage.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

J.T. Burnum, 78
Services for J.T. Burnum, 78, of Jonesboro were held Aug. 13 at the Jonesboro First Baptist Church with the Rev. Matt DeBord and Elder Jesse Stripland officiating. Burial followed at the Garden of Memories.
Mr. Burnum died Aug. 10 at his home.
He was born in Winn Parish on Sept. 27, 1922 to Florence and Joel F. Burnum. He was a long-time resident of the Jonesboro-Hodge area.
He retired from Stone Container in March of 1991 after 50 years of service to the Hodge mill. He was a machine tender on the No. 1 paper machine. During this time he served as first vice president of the United Paper Workers Union.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1941 until 1945 and participated in the Normandy Invasion and battles across France, Belgium and Germany.
Mr. Burnum was preceded in death by two brothers James F. Burnum and Daniel W. Burnum.
He is survived by his wife Vera Allen Burnum; two daughters Lazette Cox and husband Jack of Bella Vista, Ark. and Dianne Farmer and husband Bobby of Downsville; two sisters, Annie Lee Shows of Joliet, Ill. and Alline Smith of Homer; one brother, Joel Burnum, Sr. of Quitman; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Wade McBride, Jack Bond, Curtis Otwell, Harold Allen, Harvey Sommers and Arvil Ray Walsworth.
Pallbearers were Rusty Gilbert, Johnny Dye, Morgan Cockerham, Eddie Treadway, Ray Ayres and Alfred Hemphill.

James Corley, 54
Services for James Marvin Corley, 54, of Saline were held at the Magnolia Baptist Church Aug. 10 with the Revs. Auburn Poole and Waylon Gauntt officiating. Burial followed at the Old Saline Cemetery.
Mr. Corley died Aug. 8 at Christus Coushatta.
He was a construction worker.
He is survived by his father James O. Corley of Saline; sons, James Edward Corley of Coushatta, Jeremy Matthew Corley of Ruston and Justin Marvin Corley of Missouri; daughter, Sharla Dawn Sessions of Coushatta; brothers, Raymond Kenneth Corley of Coushatta; Larry Dale Corley of Saline, Randy Lee Corley of Saline and Roger Lynn Corley of Saline; sisters Linda Nell Pickett of Coushatta, Carolyn Ann Durbin of Saline and Wand Lou Hood of Saline; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dewayne Pickett, Ron Cooper, Robbie Morgan, Jacob Branch, Adam Cloud and B.J. Hood.
Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

Thomas E. Potts, 66
Services for Thomas E. Potts, 66, of Dodson were held at Aug. 15 at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. David Wilson, Byron Montgomery, Teddy Sharbino and Arthur Robinson officiating. Burial followed at the Springhill Cemetery.
Mr. Potts died Aug. 12 at Rapides Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. He was a logger. He is survived by his wife Betty Potts of Dodson; four sons, Ronnie Potts and wife Susie of Winnfield, Mike Potts and wife Ann of Weston, Danny Potts and wife Geri of Winnfield and Tom Potts and wife Christie of Jonesboro; three daughters, Erma Vice and husband Keith of Winnfield, Judy Howell and husband Bert of Dodson and Terri Vines and husband Bud of Jonesboro; seven sisters, Docia Smith of Bienville, Eva Rae Tilley of Jonesboro, Eula Mae Tilley of Jonesboro, Dorthy Lee Neely of Shreveport, Helen Ruth Hughes of Coushatta, Inez Silva of Campti and Annie Belle Desidere of Winnfield; two brothers Elmer Potts of Creston and Hester Potts of Winnfield; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

James T. Garner, 76
Services for James T. “Gebo” Garner, 76, of Jonesboro were held at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel on July 27 with the Revs. Jackie Hightower, Larry Jinks and Marty Wright officiating. Burial followed at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Mr. Garner died July 24 at the Jackson Parish Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was a machinist.
“Gebo” was given his name by his first granddaughter 35 years ago. He “planned” to call himself “Jimbo” but she changed him from “Jimbo” to “Gebo.”
He was preceded in death by his mother and father Jay and Arelia Garner and sister Selwyn Johnson.
He is survived by one son, Barry C. “Butch” Garner and wife Patricia of Weston; one daughter, Tommie Overman and husband John of Jonesboro; one sister, Wanda Atkins and husband Monk of Ruston; two brothers, Jackie Garner and wife Shirley of Dallas and Jerry Garner and wife Bernice of Monroe; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Jim Norred, John Conville, Leon Johns, Will McConathy, Bobby Clyde Brinson and Ralph Walker.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Holder and William Jimmerson.
Services were under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Jonesboro.


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