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Obituaries for October 5, 1999 
Neva A. Miley Jenkins
BOGALUSA - Funeral services for Neva A. Miley Jenkins, age 80, a lifelong resident of Pine, who died Sunday, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home. Elders Doyle Ball, Clyde Cooper, Reece Aray Douglas and Mason Miley will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Central Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Pine.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and tomorrow after 8 a.m.
Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Ero Jenkins; her parents, Liza Jarrell Miley and Boone Miley; two sisters, Azelea Miley Jenkins and Ada Mae Miley Reguard; one brother, Jessie Miley; one grandson, Ricky Evan Bates; one great-grand-daughter, Heather Nicile Pierce and a son-in-law, Daniel Otto Passman.
She is survived by two daughters, Verda Mae Pierce, Bogalusa and Neva Marie Freeman, Isabel; two sons, Billy Ray Jenkins and Kenneth Wilson Jenkins, both residents of Bogalusa; two sisters, Eva Miley Jenkins, Bogalusa and Della Miley Bowers of Empire; one brother, Leon Miley of Franklinton; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. 

Obituaries for October 5, 1999 
Hal E. Hinote
BOGALUSA - Funeral services for Hal E. Hinote, 71, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Baptist Church in Bogalusa with the Rev. Dennis Allen officiating, assisted by Dr. James Spencer, Jay Taylor, Dr. Waylon Bailey and Rev. Allen Moak.
Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery under the direction of Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. today at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and continues tomorrow at Memorial Baptists Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.
Mr. Bankston died Oct. 2, 1999 at Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
Born on Oct. 29, 1927 in Bogalusa to S.E. and Maysie Hinote, Mr. Hinote was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, S.E. and Maysie Hinote, and three brothers, Virgil Hinote, Roy Hinote and Cecil Hinote.
He is survived by his wife, Merle Dowdy Hinote, Bogalusa; one sister, Bernice Lanz, Bogalusa; one brother, W.H. Hinote, Tyler, Texas, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family has suggested that donations in Mr. Hinote's memory be made to the Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund.

Gussie E. Conerly
(Died Sept. 25, 1999) 
FRANKLINTON Funeral arrangements have been completed for Gussie E. Conerly, age 84, a resident of 25268 Old Lake Road, Wilmer, LA. who died at the Riverside Medical Center on Sept. 25, 1999.
Visitation will be on Oct. 1 at the Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Franklinton, from 3-7 p.m.
when the family hour will commence. The funeral service will be held on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Causey officiating. Interment will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.
She is survived by seven daughters Catherine Buchanan of Wilmer, Josie Bullock of Mt.
Hermon, Willean Conerly of New Orleans, Betty Urquhart of Hercules, CA, Mae Helen Kemp of Covington, Judy Johnson of Baton Rouge, and Joyce Crawford of Kenner; two sons Joseph Coneraly of Mt. Hermon and Andrew Conerly of New Orleans; two sisters Edith Perry and Maeodra Wilson of Wilmer; two brothers Eddie Evans, Sr. of Wilmer, and Francis O'Neal Evans of Amite; 25 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Robert L. "Bobby" Parker, Jr.
(Died Sept. 24, 1999)
Funeral services have been completed for Robert L. 'Bobby' Parker, Jr. who died at the Washington-St. Tammany Regional Medical Center on September 24, 1999.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, October 1 at the Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Bogalusa. The funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. October 2 at the Sweet Rest Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. James Magee officiating. Interment will follow in the Bogalusa Cemetery.
Parker is survived by his wife Patricia Parker; four daughters Ruby, Daine, Patrice, and Faledia Parker, all of Birmingham, AL.; two sons Robert III (Bull) and Derrick (Dek) Parker, both of Bogalusa; one sister, Debra Parker; two brothers Rev. Charlie (Joan) Parker, Sr. and Frank (Stephanie) Parker, all of Bogalusa; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Deacon and Mrs. Robert (Ruby) Parker, Sr.; one sister Diane P. Washington; and two brothers John H. Parker and Julius C. Parker, Sr.

Murlie Thomas Sandifer
(Died Sept. 29, 1999) 
Funeral arrangements have been completed for Murlie Thomas Sandifer, age 93, a resident of Franklinton who died at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday, September 29.
Visitation will be at the Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, after 10 a.m. Friday until time for the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Walter Mixon and the Rev.
Matthew Stuart officiating. Interment will follow at the Bonner Creek Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Sandifer is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Versil S. and Walter D. Beard of Columbia, MS and Betty S. and Paul Crockett of Folsom; two sisters Bessie T. Quinn and Melissa Thomas, both of Franklinton; three Grandchildren Gail Hayes of Metairie, Carol Sue Bateman of Franklinton, and Debra Matulick of Columbia, MS; and three great-granchildren Scott Lee, Barrett Bateman, and Jamie Matulich.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hollis Sandifer.

Lovell Sartin
(Died Sept. 29, 1999)
Lovell Sartin, age 40, a resident of 617 East Fifth Street, Bogalusa, died at the University Hospital of New Orleans on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999.
The Crain and Sons Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. 

Aswell Brumfield
(Died Sept. 25, 1999)
Aswell Brumfield, age 71 and a resident of 25492 Charlie Conerly Road, Mt. Hermon, died Saturday at the Bogalusa Medical Center.
The Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Betty Sharp Mixon
(Died Sept. 26, 1999)
Funeral arrangements have been completed for Betty Sharp Mixon, age 62, a resident of Amite, who died Sunday at her residence. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m and Tuesday after 8 a.m. at the Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton. The service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Mason Miley and Elder Joe Lott officiating. Interment will follow in the Sharp Cemetery.
Mixon, who was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, was survived by two sisters, Agnes Varnado of Franklinton and Carol Rose of Amite; three brothers, Clinton Sharp of Kirbyville, Texas and Kelly and Jerry Sharp, both of Angola; and a companion and close friend, Dave Morere of Amite.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Kelvin, Terry and Shirley Sharp.

Doyle Delmas Mizell
(Died Sept. 24, 1999)
Funeral arrangements have been completed for Doyle Delmas Mizell, age 57, a resident of Baton Rouge who died Friday at his residence.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6-10 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Harvey Stuart and Elder Lerand Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Mizell Cemetery.
Mizell was a member of Baton Rouge Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and he was a painter for Derhl Painting Company.
He was survived by one son and daughter-in-law Mark and Shelia Mizell of Franklinton; two sisters Genevieve Sharp of Covington and Thelma Bell of Franklinton; three brothers, Aubrey and Wiley Mizell, both of Baton Rouge and Albert Mizell of Enon, and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Cathy Mizell, his parents Julious and Lou Amanda Strahan Mizell, and five brothers.

Sidney Wayne Ritchie Sr.
(Died Sept. 26, 1999)
Funeral arrangements have been completed for Sidney Wayne Ritchie, Sr., age 44 and a resident of Thomas, who died as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sunday.
Visitation will be held in the Brown McGehee funeral home in Bogalusa Tuesday from 4:30-10 p.m. and continue Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Larry Lassley and Rev. B.V. Alford officiating. Interment will follow in the Ritchie Cemetery at Crossroads, MS.
He is survived by his wife Belynda Kent Ritchie of Thoms; one son Sidney Wayne Ritchie Jr.
and wife Kristen of Bogalusa; his mother Nedrey Creel and Step-father Jerry Creel of Bogalusa, five brothers Jeffery Dale Smith of Tylertown, MS, Timothy Clyde Ritchie of Stateline, Craig Ronald Ritchie, Barney Wade Ritchie, and Charles Quincey Ritchie, all of Bogalusa; Grandparents Freddie Mae and C.R. Ronning of Bogalusa, one grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Betty Hathorne Willard
(Died Sept. 25, 1999)
BOGALUSA A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. today for Betty Hathorne Willard, 65, a resident of 210 Elaine St., Bogalusa. She died Saturday at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.
Visitation was held Sunday and early Monday at Brown McGehee Funeral Home. Services were held at 2 p.m. Burial followed in the Ponemah Cemetery.
Dennis Allen conducted the services.
Willard was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Dana and Michael Dillman of Woodville, Ms. and Lisa and Dewayne Rogers of Bogalusa; two sons and their wives, William and Elizabeth Willard of Bogalusa and Paul Roy and Morgan Willard of Bogalusa; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bennie and Delores Hathorne of Bogalusa and Arnold Hathorne of Bogalusa.
Willard is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Willard, Jr.

Hilliard Barbara Guell
(Died Sept. 22, 1999)
BOGALUSA - Hilliard Barbara Guell, age 82, a resident of Bogalusa, died at 3:40 p.m. yesterday in Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Jim Bateman of Bogalusa; two sisters, Flora Amanda Sibley of Baton Rouge and Mary Maud Stirling Courman of New Orleans; and a grandson, Michael Guell Bateman of Bogalusa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mario R. Guell; a sister, Anna Stirling Walters; and four brothers, Robert Steve Stirling, Frank Winter Stirling, Jefferson Davis Stirling and John B. Stirling Jr.
Visitation will be held tomorrow at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church from 10 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 2 p.m. Ellis Sampson will officiate at the funeral service, with interment following in Ponemah Cemetery.
The Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Kwasny
(Died Sept. 17, 1999)
BOGALUSA - Andrew Kwasny, age 74, died at 11:55 p.m. last Friday in Houston, TX. He was a former resident of Bogalusa.
He is survived by a daughter, Dru Naradovy of Houston; two grandsons, Chris Naradovy and Byran Naradovy, both of Houston; two sisters, Elizabeth Gillen and Emily Kwasny, both of Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Lee Seirsdale Kwasny.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Ponemah Cemetery. The Rev. Hulen Warren, pastor of the Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Edward Magee
(Died Sept. 21, 1999)
BOGALUSA - Charles Edward Magee, age 56, a resident of 1922 Bund Street, Bogalusa, died Tuesday in the Medical Center of New Orleans.
The Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Acey Mitchell Jr.
(Died Sept. 21, 1999)
BOGALUSA - The funeral service for Acey Mitchell Jr., age 61, will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Dillard Cemetery. A resident of Bogalusa, he died at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Slidell Memorial Hospital, Slidell.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Dillard Mitchell of Bogalusa; two daughters, Rebecca Elaine Hardin of Buras and Carolyn Elizabeth Lewis of Hollywood, CA; two sons, John Carlton Lewis of Port Sulphur and Charles Henry Mitchell of Buras; three sisters, Pauline Carrol of Phoenix, AZ, Jane Cox of Brevard, NC and Linda Dillard of Boothville; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Hutchins.
Visitation was held yesterday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and continued today at 8:30 a.m. until time for the funeral service.

Luke 'Shug' Warner Jr.
(Died Sept. 17, 1999)
BOGALUSA - Funeral arrangements have been completed for Luke "Shug" Warner Jr., age 92, a resident of 1111 Ann Street, Bogalusa, who died last Friday in the Washington-St. Tammany Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will be tomorrow from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Bogalusa. The wake service will be tomorrow from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Bogalusa.
The funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hayes Chapel United Methodist Church in Hackley, with the Rev. James Cyrus officiating. Interment will follow in the Hayes Chapel Cemetery.
Preceded in death by his wife, Selena Dillon Warner, he is survived by a daughter, Augustine Warner of Bogalusa; a son, Kobie Warner of Chicago, IL; a sister, Mandy Dillon Johnson of Hackley; two brothers, Limmie Dillon and Marshall Warner, both of Hackley; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Dillard Mitchell of Bogalusa; two daughters, Rebecca Elaine Hardin of Buras and Carolyn Elizabeth Lewis of Hollywood, CA; two sons, John Carlton Lewis of Port Sulphur and Charles Henry Mitchell of Buras; three sisters, Pauline Carrol of Phoenix, AZ, Jane Cox of Brevard, NC and Linda Dillard of Boothville; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Hutchins.
Visitation was held yesterday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and continued today at 8:30 a.m. until time for the funeral service.

Donald R Applewhite Sr.
(Died Sept 12, 1999) BOGALUSA - A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 1 p m in Ponemah Cemetery for Donald R Applewhite Sr , age 74, who died on Sunday, Sept 12 The Rev Keith Manuel will officiate.
A resident of Peoria, AZ, he was a native of Bogalusa, a U S Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a retired cabinet maker.
He is survived by three sons, Charles Applewhite, Donald Applewhite Jr and Walter Applewhite, all of Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sarah Ann Jenkins, Dewanna Jordan and Sybie Breland; and a brother, Jerry Applewhite.
The Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie Dee DeCoursey
(Died Sept 19, 1999) BOGALUSA Funeral arrangements have been completed for Bonnie Dee DeCoursey, age 74, a resident of Bogalusa, who died Sunday as the result of an automobile accident A member of Annunciation Catholic Church, she was a retired nurse who worked in the office of Dr. Richard Hortman.
Preceded in death by her husband, Edward F DeCoursey Sr , she is survived by two daughters, Margaret Baker of West Chester, OH and Karen Miller of Mena, AR; a son, Edward F. DeCoursey Jr of Bogalusa; a sister, Doris Potter of Bogalusa; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 5:30 to 10 p m at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, continuing tomorrow at noon until time for the funeral service at 3 p m in the chapel Deacon Chuck Hartman will officiate, with burial following in Ponemah Cemetery.
Pallbearers for the service include Austin Saucier, Greg Johnson, Danny Potter, Bobby Potter, Ricky Potter and Alton Smith Honorary pallbearers are Rusty Pritchard, Randy Pritchard, Reid Pritchard, David Pritchard and Russell Pritchard.

Jonathan Wayne Rester
(Died Sept 19, 1999) 
BOGALUSA - The funeral service for Jonathan Wayne Rester, age 16, will be held at 3 p m. today in Superior Avenue Baptist Church, with the Rev Daniel Hall officiating Burial will follow in Seal Cemetery at Varnado A resident of Bogalusa, he died Sunday in Washington-St Tammany Regional Medical Center of injuries received in an accident.
He is survived by his parents, Doug and Andrea Green of Bogalusa; a sister, Rebekka Leanne Green of Bogalusa; a brother, Aaron Green of Bogalusa; his grandparents, Johnnie Rester, Billy Wayne and Jane Rester, Sarah and Mike Terry, O A and Theresa Green; his great-grandmother, Bonnie Williams; a special aunt and uncle, Angela and Ricky Adams; other aunts and uncles, including Cherish and Chad Martin, Vickie Chattalier, Doyle and Elizabeth Thomas, Lynne Mohon and Stanley Green; many cousins, including Whitney and Nicholas Adams, Madaline Corkern, Chelsey Rester, Breanna Caves, Courtney and Jearemy Hartfield, Dani Thomas, Tonya Green, Ben, Jennifer and Amy Mohon, and a special cousin, Trey Rester.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Wayne Thomas; and grandparents, John D. Thomas Sr , Mr and Mrs Cecil Rester, Willie J and Bernadine Williams and Mr and Mrs Luby Magee.
Visitation was held yesterday from 7:30 to 10 p m at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, and continued today at 8 a m until time for the funeral service at the church.

Obituaries for September 20, 1999
Bobby Joe Boyte
POPLARVILLE, Miss. - Funeral services for Bobby Joe Boyte are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at North Spoon Baptist Church with Burdette Thomas and James McCraney officiating, White Funeral Home of Poplarville directing.
Burial will follow in Sones Chapel Church cemetery, with White Funeral Home in charge.
Visitation was from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and for one hour prior to today's service at White Funeral Home.
Mr. Boyte, 57, died Sept. 17, 1999 at Forrest General Hospital of Hattiesburg, Miss.
A member of North Spoon Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr.
Boyte was a self employed business man and owner/operator of Derby Wholesale. He was also a member of Sherrard Byrd Masonic Lodge No. 353.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert and Georgia Knight.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosemary Scott Boyte, Poplarville, Miss.; one daughter, Andrea Hope Milley, Poplarville, Miss.; one son, Scotty Boyte, Poplarville, Miss.; a brother, Billy Boyte, Varnado, La., and three grandchildren.

Obituaries for September 16, 1999
Martha McLain Alford
BOGALUSA - Funeral arrangements have been completed for Martha McLain Alford, age 80, who died yesterday in Bogalusa Community Medical Center A native of Covington, she had been a resident of Bogalusa for 55 years, and was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 10 p m at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, continuing tomorrow at 8 a m until time for the funeral service at 10 a m in the funeral home chapel The Rev Charles Purvis and the Rev Sollie Smith will officiate, with interment in Ponemah Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Alford Talley of Bogalusa; a son, Elza R Alford Jr of Lawton, OK; a grandson, Larry David Pack Jr and a granddaughter, Tobi Leigh Talley, both of Bogalusa; a brother, James McLain Sr of Covington; five step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elza Ray "Tango" Alford; her parents, Deave and Julie McLain; two brothers, D J and Kelly McLain; and a sister, Hazel Jones.

Obituaries for September 16, 1999
James 'Jimmy' William Campbell
FRANKLINTON - James "Jimmy" William Campbell, age 73, a resident of Enon, died yesterday at 11:15 a m in North Shore Hospital, Slidell.
Crain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete

Obituaries for September 16, 1999
James Johnson Jr.
BOGALUSA - Funeral arrangements have been completed for James Johnson Jr , age 55, a resident of 6727 Dorcan Street, New Orleans, who died Sunday in Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital.
Visitation will be tomorrow from 7 to 9 p m at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Bogalusa The funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a m in Jerusalem Baptist Church at Sun with the Rev.
Warren Bolds officiating Interment will follow in the Community Cemetery at Sun.
He is survived by his wife, Leola Johnson of New Orleans; three sons, Tyrone Johnson, James Riley and Derrick Montgomery, all of New Orleans; five daughters, Pamela Johnson Morgan, Glenda Johnson, Yvette Riley Burbank, Janice Johnson and Rosettia Johnson, all of New Orleans; two daughters-in-law, Aretha Johnson and Monica Riley, both of New Orleans; two sons-in-law, Stephen Burbank and Wayne Morgan of New Orleans; a devoted friend, Barbara Winford of New Orleans; two brothers, Emerson Johnson of New Orleans and Kenneth Johnson of Covington; three sisters, Myrtis Johnson Robinson of Bogalusa, Annie Johnson Clark of Covington, Eva Johnson Booker of Bogalusa; a devoted cousin, Linsey Butler of Sun; his godmother, Carrie Bagent of Sun; three uncles, Leroy Johnson of Sun, Curtis Johnson of Detroit, MI, Spencer Johnson Sr of Auburn; three aunts, Elizabeth Jackson of Sun, Laura Davis of McComb and Alberta Jackson of Independence; 25 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Bernice Johnson and two brothers, Felton Lee Johnson and Samuel Johnson.

Obituaries for September 16, 1999 
J. C. Smith
FRANKLINTON - Funeral arrangements have been completed for J. C. Smith, age 72, a resident of 29495 East Ford Road, Mt Hermon, who died last Thursday in Riverside Medical Center He was a native of Liberty, MS.
Visitation will be held today from noon until 4:30 p m at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Franklinton The funeral service will be at 7 p m today at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev James Simmons, pastor, officiating Interment will be in Shady Grove Cemetery.
He is survived by four daughters, Yvonne King of Dover, DE, Helen Causey of Hackley, Emma Smith of Bossier City and Margaret Smith of Mandeville; six sons, Ray Charles Smith of Burbank, CA, Rockey Smith of Kentwood, Willie Smith of Jacksonville, FL, Timothy Smith of Sacramento, CA, Terry Ellzy Smith and Dishay Smith, both of Magnolia; four sisters, Ora Patterson, Doris Taylor and Shirley Martin, all of Mt Hermon and Betty Dickerson of Osyka; five brothers, Milton Smith of Mt Hermon, Alton Smith of Osyka, Larry Martin, Harold Martin and Jethro Martin, all of New Orleans; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Obituaries for September 16, 1999 
Glynn Weary
BOGALUSA - Glynn Weary, age 36, a resident of 32515 Highway 21, Angie, died yesterday.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Bogalusa, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
The descendants of Johnie Martin have planned the second annual family reunion for the descendants of Monroe and Nancy Faust Martin, Luther Johnie, Hollie and Loucious It will be held Saturday, Sept 18 at the home of Randy and Cathy Martin located in the Stateline Community just off of Highway 62 in the heart of Stateline [Look for signs] Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and a cake, a pie, or any other item to contribute to the cakewalk during the day's activities Proceeds will go to help finance next year's reunion For family info please feel free to call: Michael Martin at 848-9865, or Willard Martin at 848-5982 For directions contact Randy or Cathy at 848-2056.

Obituaries for September 15, 1999 
Mrs. Josephine Guileyardo
BOGALUSA - The funeral service for Mrs. Josephine Guileyardo, 83, was conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa with the Rev. Fr. Lawrence Phelps officiating. Burial followed in Ponemah Cemetery.
Visitation was from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, with rosary and vigil services at 7 p.m. Mrs. Guileyardo died Thursday at Dixon Medical Center in Baton Rouge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Guileyardo, a son, Joseph Guileyardo, a sister, Annie Gagliano, and three brothers, Tiney Saraceno, Ned Saraceno and Anthony Saraceno.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Tiney and Ann Guileyardo, Denham Springs, and Manuel and Sandra Guileyardo, Baton Rouge two sisters, Angeline Bosco and Mary Rose Killens, both residents of Bogalusa; a brother, Vito Saraceno Jr., Bogalusa; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Obituaries for September 9, 1999 
Elise Dumiot Mevers
BOGALUSA - A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Annunciation Catholic Church for Mrs. Elise Dumiot Mevers, 86, who died Saturday at her residence in Bogalusa.
A native of Houma and a former resident of New Orleans, Mrs. Mevers moved to Bogalusa and became an active member of Annunciation Church in 1934. She recently received the St. Louis Medallion in recognition of her 60 years of outstanding service to the Catholic church.
Mrs. Mevers was an avid supporter and participant in Mill Town Players and did volunteer service for the Bogalusa Community Medical Center., the Hospice of St. Tammany, the Annunciation Catholic School library and the Zion Lutheran Church braille program.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Esper R. Mevers; her parents, Gustave Camile and Gertrude Agnes Price Dumiot; a sister, Emma Lombardo; and a brother, Gustave Dumiot Jr.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Charles Alfred Seal of Bogalusa; a son and daughter-in-law, Gus and Mary Ann Mevers of Los Angeles, CA; two granddaughters and their spouses, Jane and Jimmy Hernandez of Bogalusa and Dianne and Steve Coleman of Hattiesburg; and six grandchildren, Laura Stewart, Candy Stewart, Jim Hernandez and Jessica Hernandez, all of Bogalusa, Amy Wild and Danielle Coleman of Hattiesburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Annunciation Catholic Church or School, or to the Hospice of St. Tammany at 1202 S. Tyler Street, Covington LA.

Obituaries for September 9, 1999 
Mrs. Johnnie Lee Mitchell
BOGALUSA - The funeral service for Mrs. Johnnie Lee Mitchell, age 59, was held yesterday at 2 p.m. in the Brown-McGehee Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Rupert Breland officiated, with interment following in Ponemah Cemetery.
Mrs. Mitchell, a resident of 108 Graham Drive, Bogalusa, died Saturday in Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
She is survived by a son, John Lester Mitchell of Bogalusa; two daughters, Tracy Lynn Mitchell Seals of Baton Rouge and Darla Leigh Mitchell Hartfield of Bogalusa; a sister, Barbara Graham Lawrence of Mobile; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David "Jug" Mitchell; and a brother, Harold Mitchell Graham.
Visitation was held Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, and continued yesterday at 8 a.m. until time for the funeral service.

Obituaries for September 9, 1999 
Steven Ridgdell
BOGALUSA - Steven Ridgdell, age 33, a native and resident of Bogalusa, died Sunday in New Orleans.
He is survived by his mother, Pauline Creel Ridgdell of Bogalusa; a sister, Janet Louise Ridgdell Thomas of Bogalusa; three brothers, John Ridgdell, Julius Ridgdell and Carson Ridgdell, all of Bogalusa; four nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Ridgdell; his paternal grandparents, Julius and Florence Ridgdell; and maternal grandparents, T.C. and Dixie Creel.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 10 p.m. in Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, continuing tomorrow until time for the funeral service at 3 p.m. in the chapel. The Rev. W.L. Pierce will officiate, with interment following in the Nobles Cemetery at Pine.

Obituaries for September 9, 1999 
Johnny Andrew Seals
BOGALUSA - The funeral service for Johnnie Andrew Seals, age 64, will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Billy Galloway and the Rev. Donnie Boutwell will officiate, with interment in Ponemah Cemetery.
A resident of Bogalusa, he died at 2 p.m. Sunday in Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty Valenti Seals of Bogalusa; two daughters and a son- in-law, Jo Ann Miley and Allison Lorraine and Billy Ritter, all of Bogalusa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Virgil and Belinda Seals, Kenneth Wayne and Dorinda Seals, all of Bogalusa; a granddaughter, Amanda Leanne Seals and two grandsons, Jonathan Allen Seals and Benjamin Ray Ritter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Seal; a sister, Lela Seal; and a brother, J. L. Seal.
Visitation was held yesterday from 5 to 10 p.m. at the funeral home, and continued today until time for the funeral service.


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