|Earnest Clark - (Died January 31, 1999)
FRANKLINTON Earnest Clark, 57, died Sunday, at his residence in Franklinton.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be handled by Crain and
Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton.
Grace Dillon - (Died February 10, 1999)
BOGALUSA Grace Dillon, age 101, a resident of Bogalusa died February
10, 1999, at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
Dillon is survived by one grandson, Bobby Dillon of Baton Rouge; two
granddaughters, Kay Gunn of Baton Rouge and Sylvia Anne Michel of Houma;
one sister, Myrtis Miller of Baton Rouge.
She is preceded in death by her husband, R O Dillon; her son, Vernon
Dillon; her daughter, Pauline Williams; her sister Beulah Stewart and her
brother Edgar Bickham.
Visitation will be held at the Poole-Richie Funeral Home today from
5 p m - 9 p m.
Funeral services will be held at the Poole-Richie Chapel tomorrow at
11 a m with the Rev. Calvin Baldwin officiating.
Entombment will be at the Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum
Dennie Earline Holland - (Died February 10, 1999)
BOGALUSA Dennie Earline Holland, 72, a resident of Isabel, died at
the Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
Mrs Holland retired from crown Zellerbach, Mutiwall Division as an
inspector She served as Sunday school secretary of the True Light Baptist
Church in Isabel She also was on the hospitality committee of the William
Allision Holland family reunion In lieu of flowers, donations can be made
to the True Light Baptist Church or American Red Cross Flood Victims.
Holland is survived by her husband, John Nelves Holland; three sons
and two daughter-in-laws, James Ardell (Catherine) Holland of Walker, Gary
Wayne (Cynthia) Holland of Pierre Port, John Gregory Holland of Bogalusa;
two daughters and one son-in-law, Joycelyn Paulette (Al) Goudeau of Montpellier,
Donna Lynn Rushing of Albany; two sisters, Theo Watts Carpenter of Baton
Rouge, LA, Oma Lee Galloway Roche of Zachery, LA; one brother, Wendell
Galloway of Isabel; nine grandchildren, Kevin Miller, Kendall Miller, J
Ardell Holland Jr , Jonathan Holland, Chris Williams, Christina Rushing,
Kelly and Denise Holland of Pierre Port, Spring Holland; and two great
grandchildren, Kelsey and Katlin Miller.
Visitation will be held today at the Poole-Richie Funeral Home from
5:30 to 9 p m and after 11 a m.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel at Poole-Ritchie Funeral
Home tomorrow at 2 p m. with the Rev Billy Gill officiating.
Burial will be at the Ponemah Cemetery.
George Lee, Jr. - (Died February 7, 1999)
FRANKLINTON George Lee, Jr , 48, died Sunday in Franklinton Lee is
survived in death by his wife Frankie Wilson Lee of Franklinton; one daughter,
Vanessa Willis of Franklinton; three sons, Broderick Evans of New Orleans,
Gary Colston of Bogalusa, Troy Willis of Franklinton; five sisters, Corrine
Lee of New Orleans, Alice Gales and Clara McKnight of LaPlace, Martha Edwards
and Betty London of Wilson; two brothers, Jessie Dean Lee of New Orleans,
Sam East Lee of Pass Christian, MS; four grandchildren; one great- grandchild;
two sisters-in-law, Mary Nunnery and Burnell Wilson; three brothers-in-law,
Alton "A W" Wilson, Jr, Hessie Lee Nunnery, and Terry Wilson; and a host
of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday at Crains and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa
from 3 p m until 6 p m Wake services will be held Friday at 6 p m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10 a m at Crains and Sons Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev Oreece Burton officiating Crain and Sons Funeral Home
in Franklinton in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be held at Lear's Hill Cemetery.
Russell E Magee - (Died February 11, 1999)
FRANKLINTON Russell E Magee, 74, died Thursday at St Tammany Hospital
Magee was a retired teacher and supervisor with the Washington Parish
Schools and a U S.
Marine veteran Second Division of World War II.
He is survived by two sons, Archie and Sam; three daughters, Audrey,
Kathy and Margaret; two brothers, Jake Magee of Pine, Hamp Magee of Madison,
AL; two sisters, Patsy Kistner of New Orleans, Kaye Magee of Port Allen.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 p m until 10 p m Saturday
and after 10 a m. Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p m Sunday in Crain Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev Byron Wilkerson officiating.
Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery near Mt Hermon.
Theodore R Pearson - (Died February 10, 1999)
NICHOLASVILLE Theodore R Pearson, 79, died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital
Pearson was a native of Walthall County, MS , a retired social worker
for Wisconsin and an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived in death by one daughter, Diana L Wagner; one son, Theodore
R Pearson Jr ; one brother, Lonzo Pearson; two sisters Dr Dorothy Pearson
and Eliza Wharton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation held Thursday 6-9 p m.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 11 a m at W P Porter.
Burial will be at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville.
Tommy Walters - (Died February 10, 1999)
COVINGTON Tommy Walters, 53, died Thursday at Lakeview Regional Medical
Center in Covington.
Poole-Richie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, which are
incomplete at this time.
Jessie Pittman Williams - (Died February 12, 1999)
VARNADO Jessie Pittman Williams, 89, died Friday at Forrest General
in Hattisburg, MS.
Williams is survived by two sons and daughter-in-laws, Marvin Nelson
(Gwen) Williams of Woodstock, VA, Micheal (Mary) Williams of Varnado; two
daughters and one son-in-law, Deloris Scott of Baton Rouge, Carolyn (Jay)
Kelly of Varnado; three sisters, Beulah Miley, Velma Seals both of Bogalusa,
Lela Bishop of Pascagoula, MS; one brother, Wilson Pittman of Bogalusa;
fourteen grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Williams; one
daughter Lanell Lewis; two grandchildren, Larry Boyd, Adam Williams; and
one son-in-law, George Scott.
Visitation will be held Saturday 6-10 p m and Sunday after 8:30 a m
at Poole-Richie Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held in the Poole-Richie Funeral Home Chapel,
Sunday 2 p m.
Burial will be at Seal Cemetery in Varnado.
(Died April 14, 1999)
BOGALUSA Michael Richmond, 43, former city councilmen, died Wednesday
at LSU Washington St Tammany Regional Medical Center Richmond has had a
long and varied career in public service After he graduated from Loyola
University, he returned to his hometown of Bogalusa and became one of the
first African American elected officials At the age of 22, Richmond was
one of the country's youngest elected municipal officials He was appointed
to the Vice-President's Youth Employment Council at the United States Department
of Labor He followed this 1980 appointment by being one of the founding
members of the National League of Cities Black Caucus Later that year,
he was appointed Assistant Vice President of student affairs at Southeastern
During that time, Richmond began working with Stevie Wonder to help
organize the 1981 March on Washington in recognition of Rev Dr Martin Luther
King's birthday He was later appointed to the Board of Directors of the
New Orleans World Fair to assist in developing the Black History Pavilion
Richmond was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Municipal
Associations Black Caucus and later became its Vice President In 1986,
Richmond retired from government and moved to Boston to further his education
He began working at the AIDS Action Committee in 1987 as one of it's coordinators
of Minority Affairs After leaving AIDS Action Committee, he became Director
of AIDS Education and Training for Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center
During that time he also used his talents as a board member for the Boston
Living Center and the AIDS Housing Corporation Richmond began to develop
the concept for Men of Color Against AIDS (MOCAA) in 1981 In 1993, the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health AIDS Bureau committed to funding
MOCAA for its innovative approach to conducting HIV and AIDS education
and awareness, making this organization the first of its kind in the New
England area to address issues relevant to gays and lesbians of color.
Richmond served as MOCAA's executive director until the fall of 1996
During his tenure, MOCAA received the Frederick Garrett Award by the National
Black and Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum for the organization's outstanding
contributions in the community Accolades continued for Richmond after he
left Boston He was invited and attended the Baynard Rustin Community Breakfast
on May 2, 1998 at the John F Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston It was
here where he received his most prestigious and final award of his career,
"The Baynard Austin Award For Courage " Richmond is survived by his parents,
Moses and Alvia Mae Richmond, two brothers, Roscoe N. and Darryl R ; one
aunt, Mary P Buchanan of Baton Rouge, three nieces, Tanisha R Jasmine R.
and Astin R Richmond of Amite and one nephew, Jamal R Richmond of Amite;
seven aunts, Janice Watson of Milwaukee, WI, Ruthy Stull of Las Vegas,
NV, Edna Foxworth of St Louis, MO; Bessie Magee of Prentiss, MS; Mattie
Richmond of Mumford, AL; Claudine Richmond of Oakland, CA; and Dorean Richmond
of Prentiss, MS; three uncles, Jessie Richmond Sr of Sacramento, CA, Darnell
Perry Sr of New Orleans and Archie Perry of Bogalusa and host of other
cousins, loyal relatives and dear friends.
Visitation will be held tomorrow from 10 a m to 2 p m at the Second
missionary Baptist Church with funeral services following immediately afterwards
Funeral service will be under the direction of Jesse, Charles and Silas
Richmond, assisted by the Louisiana, Mississippi and National Funeral Directors
Cheyenne Elizabeth Bond
(Died April 14, 1999)
BOGALUSA Cheyenne Elizabeth Bond, infant daughter of Wayne and Kathy
Bond, died at Northshore Hospital in Slidell.
She is survived by parents, Wayne Scott and Kathy Jo Bond of Slidell;
one brother, Joseph Wayne Bond of Slidell; paternal grandmother, Dixie
Mayfield King of Slidell; paternal grandparents, Joseph Wayne and Gwen
Bond of Bogalusa; and maternal grandfather, Joseph Wilbanks.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Stormie Lynn Bond and maternal
grandmother, Nadine Wilbanks.
Graveside services are today at 11 a m at Hillview Memorial Gardens
with Fr David Fargo officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Irene L Gaddy
(Died April 15, 1999)
ARNAUDVILLE Irene L Gaddy, 89, died yesterday afternoon in Our Lady
of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.
Gaddy was a native of Leonville, and a resident of Arnaudville for
25 years She was a member of the Arnaudville Baptist Church She was a long
time resident of Bogalusa and retired from the Bogalusa School System.
Gaddy is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ray (Helen) Gaddy
of Broussard, Dannie L (Janie) Gaddy of Pine, and Douglas (Lila) Gaddy
of Center, TX; one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Olen Boatwright
of Birmingham, AL; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Rivette,
Edna Mae and Harold Robin, Leola and Remi Kidder, Jessie Lee and Chester
Broussard, all of Arnaudville, and Paulita and Wilbert Lecompte of Violet.
Gaddy was preceded in death by her parents, Emar and Ovilia Lalonde,
both natives of Pecaniere; three brothers, Alex, Camille and Curley Lalonde;
and by one sister, Numa Hebert.
Visitation is from 2 p m until 9 p m today and from 8 a m until service
Funeral service is tomorrow at 2 p m in Melancon Funeral Home Chapel
in Arnaudville with Rev Harold Gaddy officiating.
Pallbearers will be Mrs Gaddy's grandsons.
Interment will be in St Francis Regis Garden Memorial Mausoleum in
I P Johnson
(Died April 10, 1999)
BOGALUSA I P Johnson, age 72, died April 10, 1999 at St Tammany parish
Hospital in Covington.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Johnson of Atlanta, GA and
Deloris Richardson of North Carolina; one son, Veweiser Johnson of Bogalusa;
one sister, Katie Brumfield of Hammond; one brother, Johnny Williams of
California; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be today at Crain & Sons Funeral Home from 2 p
m until 5 p m Funeral services will be in the funeral home parlor tomorrow
pm with Minister Joe N Fairley, Sr. officiating.
Interment will follow in Bogalusa Cemetery.
Crain & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs Lillie (Andrew) Magee
(Died April 10, 1999)
TYLERTOWN, MS Mrs Lillie (Andrew) Magee, age 93, died April 10, 1999
at Bogalusa Community Medical Center She is survived by nine daughters,
Mrs Lucy Mae Rushing, Mrs Willie Mae (David) Reeves, Mrs Katherine Smith,
all of Tylertown, Mrs Lillie Mae (Octo) Walker, Mrs Mary (Belle) Magee,
both of New Orleans, Ms Bernice Magee of Chicago, IL, Ms Henetta Magee
Valine M Ado Causey, Jr , all of Bogalusa; one sister, Almedia Brodnax
of Tchwia, MS; 42 grandchildren; 78 great-great grandchildren; 47 great-great-great
grandchildren; one great-great- great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces,
nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr Willie Magee; two children,
Mrs Alyien Reid and Mr Albert Magee.
Visitation will be at St John Temple Church (C O G I C ) tomorrow from
7 p m to 8 p m with family hour following Funeral services will be Saturday
at 11 a m at Old China Grove (C O G I C ) Of Tylertown, MS.
Washington Funeral Home of Tylertown is in charge of arrangements.
(Died April 9, 1999)
SHERIDAN - Merle Polk, 63, died last Friday at Slidell Memorial Hospital.
Polk was the owner and manager of Polk's Grocery in Stateline.
Polk is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Gaddy of Franklinton; two
sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Kathy Polk of Franklinton and Chris
and Torri Polk of Franklinton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Violet
Burr of Pearl River, Mitzi and Phil Hoover of Slidell, Dawn and Carvin
Johnston of Franklinton; three sisters, Eloise Knight of Bogalusa, Vera
Hughes of Bogalusa and Laverne Hernandez of New Orleans; fourteen grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Polk was preceded in death by his parents, R C and Myrtle Polk; two
brothers, Robert "Bo" Polk and Earl Polk and one grandchild, Jennie Marie
Visitation was April 10 from 5 p m to 10 p m and after 8 a m Sunday.
Funeral service was conducted from the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral
Home April 11 at 4 p m with Elder Glynn Erwin, Elder Brent King and Dr
Wayne Cook officiating.
Pall bearers were Christopher Knight, Lonnie Williams, Morris Blanco,
Ian Burke, Jerod Seals and Dusty McKenzie.
Honorary pall bearers were, Jake Magee, Rastus "Rat" Kennedy, Todd
Ledet, Mark Corkern and Eric Pierce.
Interment was in Mt Sinai Church Cemetery in Sheridan.
(Died April 10, 1999)
BOGALUSA - Adrena Tate, 77, died Saturday at LSU Washington St Tammany
Regional Medical Center in Bogalusa.
Tate was a lifelong resident of Bogalusa and a retired seamstress from
Berenson's Department Store Upon her retirement, she continued being a
Tate is the daughter of the late Ellis Tate and Mary Conerly Tate She
is survived by five children, James (Deborah) Tate of St Louis, MO, Arthur
(Ramona) Washington, Jr of Lafayette, Samuel L (Eloise) Tate of Leesville,
Mary Ann Doughty of Bogalusa and Susie Mae (Fred) Quillen of Houston, TX;
seventeen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren; three half sisters,
Janice Ladner, Rose Rogers and Sybil Tate; a very special aunt, Mrs Rosia
Tate and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 p m until 8 p m at Cook Richmond Funeral
Home Funeral service will be Saturday at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church
at 11 a m with the Rev. Raymond Mims officiating.
Interment will be held in Bogalusa Cemetery.
(Died April 11, 1999)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Ruth Way, 80, a former resident of Tylertown, MS,
Way is the daughter of the late Sam A McKenzie and Autimeese Forbes
McKenzie She was born on July 30, 1918 in Tylertown She was one of fifteen
children Way is survived by her daughter, Ruth Elaine Sorg of Santa Barbara,
CA; one son-in-law, Norman E Sorg; five sisters, Ruby Kennedy of Varnado,
Waver Nuschler of Thomas, Maxine Martin and Louisa Branch of Tylertown,
MS and Lois Skeeters of Santa Maria, CA; three grandchildren, Linda Sorg
Hankinson of East Lansing, MI, Robin Sorg of Santa Barbara and Mary Sorg
of Lompoc, CA; and two great-grandchildren, Amanda Sorg Rubio and Alexander
Leon Belle of Lompoc, CA.
Way was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Way; one son, Harrel
Rester; six sisters and three brothers, Mattie Alford, Willie Moore, Minnie
Lou Hughes, and Jessie McKenzie of Bogalusa, Hattie Kennedy of State Line,
Mecie Kennedy of Flagstaff, AZ, Lillie Mae Sandifer and R J McKenzie of
Tylertown, MS and Wilbur McKenzie of Black Creek Canyon, AZ.
Services will be held today in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Thomas Allen Calvert Sr.
(Died December 21, 2001)
POPLARVILLE, MS — Thomas Allen Calvert Sr., 54, a resident of Poplarville
died Friday at his home. He was born May 4, 1947 in Dallas, TX.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Calvert; five sons, Mikell Calvert
of Poplarville, Timothy Calvert of Grand Saline, TX, Thomas Calvert Jr
of Wylie, TX, William "Bumper" Calvert of U.S. Navy, Afghanistan and Toby
Jo Calvert of Poplarville; a step-son, Michael McClenan of LeMesa, TX;
two daughters, Tammy Guidry of Nashville, TN and Maggie Lou Calvert of
Tyler, TX; 10 grandchildren; four sisters, Bobbie Travis of Dallas, TX,
Jerry Alexander of Leonard, TX, Tommie Bryant of Red Oak, TX and Sally
Carter of Bogalusa; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his mother Laura Calvert; his father, William
Calvert; a son, Kevin Calvert, a brother, William "Butch" Calvert; and
two special brothers-in-law, C.L. Travis and Johnny King.
Visitation began yesterday at Whites Funeral Home in Poplarville and
will continue until time of service today at 2 p.m.
Interment will follow at Alexander Cemetery.
Pall bearers include, Jerry Carter, Howard Bazor, Harvey Bazor Sr.,
Mikell Calvert, John "Rusty" King and Harry "Trey" Short.
Paula Jones Lott
(Died December 21, 2001)
FRANKLINTON — Paula Jones Lott, 62, a native of Franklinton and a resident
of Slidell died Friday at Northshore regional Medical Center in Slidell.
She received a BA degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
in Nashville, TN., and completed her master's degree from SLU in Hammond.
She was a retired teacher from Southeast Louisiana Hospital, where she
taught for more than 20 years.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Charles M. and Kathy
Robbins Jones of Birmingham, Al.; a nephew, Steven M. Jones of Atlanta;
and her niece, Robin Jones Loftin and her husband Michael C. loftin of
She was preceded in death by her father, former Washington Parish School
Superintendent Charles M. Jones and her mother, Lillie Stevens Jones.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today until time
for the funeral at 4 p.m. in the chapel with Ben Morgan officiating. Burial
will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
Ada Bell Jenkins Marie
(Died December 19, 2001)
BOGALUSA — Ada Bell Jenkins Marie, 88, a native of Rio and a resident
of New Orleans before returning to Bogalusa in 1980 died last Wednesday
at Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
She is survived by her son, John H. Spillman of Bogalusa; her daughter,
Eunice Harellson of Hammond; a brother, Alfred Jenkins of Alexandria; seven
grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Bertel Marie; a son,
Donald L. Spillman; her parents, Nick Jenkins and Nellie Long Jenkins;
and two sisters, Lula Mae Schexnaydre and Vivian Smith.
The funeral was last Friday at Hillview Memorial Gardens in Bogalusa
with the Rev. Dennis Allen officiating.
Brown-McGehee Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Eloise Fisher Varnado
(Died December 22, 2001)
FRANKLINTON — Eloise Fisher Varnado, 73, a native of Franklinton and
a resident of Amite died yesterday after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her husband Dorman Varnado of Amite; eight children,
Johanna V. Bowman, Sheilah V. Ellzey, Greg Varnado and Patrick Varnado
all of Amite, Deanna V. Bateman of Franklinton, Jan V. DeBenedetto of Baton
Rouge, Holly V. McClendon of Simi Valley, CA., and Air Force SSGT Keith
Varnado of Salt Lake City, UT.; two sisters, Ruth Fisher of Franklinton
and Wilda Fisher of New Orleans; 19 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her oldest grandson Joseph Hayden and
a son-in-law, Bruce Bateman; her parents, Mike and Althea Fisher; and sisters
Alyne Husser and Hester Fisher.
Visitation is at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton today from 5-9 p.m.
and will continue after 9 a.m. tomorrow at Canaan Baptist Church.
The funeral service is at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the church with the Rev.
Willie Westmoreland and the Rev. Sam Leto officiating.
Burial will follow immediately in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons, Kevin James, Beau Bowman, Preston
Bowman, Slade Bateman, Michael Varnado and Brent Varnado.