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Louis Magee
(Died Dec. 18, 1999)
BOGALUSA - Funeral arrangements have been completed for Louis Magee, age 51, who died Saturday in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He was a resident of Nashville and a former resident of Bogalusa.
Visitation will be today at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa from 3-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Levias Temple Church of God in Christ, with Supt.
Charles Levias officiating. Interment will follow in Bogalusa Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Rosetta Tate Magee of Nashville, TN; a daughter, Terri Magee of Angie; a son, Louis E. Magee Jr. of Bogalusa; a step-daughter, Dalisha Burns and a step-son, Patrick Tute both of Nashville; a devoted mother, Velma Brumfield Magee of Bogalusa; two sisters, De Ella Magee Bickham and Margie Magee Johnson both of Bogalusa; four brothers, Bernell (Mildred) Magee of Baton Rouge, Lenell (Bernette) Magee of Franklinton, John A.
Magee and Loranzo (Velma Taylor) Magee, both of Bogalusa; grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and many other relatives and dear friends.

Margie Sarah Thomas Jarrell
(Died Dec. 21, 1999)
BOGALUSA - Margie Sarah Thomas Jarrell, age 50, died yesterday at her home. She was a native and lifelong resident of Bogalusa.
She is survived by her mother, Esther Mae Garner Thomas of Franklinton; a son, Goodbee Gordon Jarrell; a grandson, Matthew Holmes of Bogalusa; a granddaughter, Jennifer Holmes of Bogalusa; three brothers, Glyn Ray Thomas of Franklinton, Randy Keith Thomas of Bogalusa and Charles Roy Thomas of Ash, NC; three sisters, Bobbie Jean Warren of Missouri, Daisy Marie Bennett of Tabor City, NC, Ola Virginia Thomas of Franklinton. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a very special companion and friend, Dudley Holmes.
She was preceded in death by her father, Goodbee Gordon Thomas Jr; one brother, Goodbee Gordon Thomas III and two grandchildren, Areil and Jerilyn Jarrell.
Visitation will be tomorrow from 6-9 p.m. at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, continuing on Friday after 8 a.m. The funeral services will be conducted in the chapel on Friday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. John Pounders officiating.

Eunice Cooper
(Died Dec. 21, 1999)
BOGALUSA - Eunice Cooper, age 85, a resident of Bogalusa, died yesterday in Rest Haven Living Center. She was a memberof the Edgewood Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Dudley Cooper of Bogalusa; three grandchildren, Patricia Cooper, Jackie Cooper, Maria Galloway, Derinda and Toby Hughes; three great-grandchildren, Adam Hughes, Jennifer Hughes and Brittany Galloway.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cooper; a daughter, Betty Cooper; and a sister, Ernestine Henley.
Visitation will be today at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Curtis Epnett, the Rev.
Lochie Tynes and the Rev. Toby Hughes. Interment will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.

William "Charles" Phelps
FRANKLINTON - William "Charles" Phelps, age 61, died Dec. 27, 1999 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton. He was a retired electrician for Red Simpson Construction.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 5 p.m. today until time of funeral service at 2 p.m tomorrow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. Interment will follow in the Nobles Cemetery at Pine.
He is survived by his wife, Bernita Cox Phelps of Franklinton; two sons and daughters-in law, William E. and Robin Phelps, Charles Wayne and Pam Phelps all residents of Franklinton; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Wayne Hunt of Franklinton; two brothers, Curtis Ray Phelps of Mandeville and Martin John Phelps of Gulfport; five sisters, Geneva Nelson Bell of Bogalusa, Betty Carnegie of Pine, Mary Jane Allen of Folsom, Joyce Creel and Gail Espinoza both of Franklinton and six grandchildren.

Obituaries for December 28, 1999 
Verna Johnston
HATTISBURG, Miss. - Verna Johnston, age 87, died Friday at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss..
Visitation was held yesterday from 5-10 p.m. and continued today after 8 a.m. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Painter officiating. Interment will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.
She is survived by five sons, Titus Johnson of Robinsonville, MS, S.E. Johnston Jr. and Franklin Johnston, both residents of Metaire, Allen Johnston, Huntsville, AL, and Arvin Johnston of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Wilda Harper of Pearl River, Mrs. Barbara Windham of Dexter, MS, Mrs. Delores Johnson of Plaquemine; one brother Van C. Crawford of Franklinton; one sister, Emma Crawford of Pearl River; 28 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, S.E. Johnston; her parents; Isaac Crawford and Alwilda Craddock Crawford; two sons, Ralph Johnston and Carvin Johnston; one brother Alvin Crawford and two great grandsons.

Mary Lou Allen
BOGALUSA - Mary Lou Allen, age 72, died Dec. 22, 1999 at her residence in Bogalusa.
Visitation will be tomorrow at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home from 2-6 p.m. Family hour is fro Wednesday at 12 noon at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church located at 400 Elliot St. The Rev. M.J.
Galloway will officiate. Interment will be at the Bogalusa Cemetery.
She is survived by her children, Dora Martin and Richard Allen of Buffalo, NY; Karen Allen and Terry Allen of Rochester, NY; Constance Mark and Shandra Allen of Bogalusa; the children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marvin(Martha) Matthews, Hugh, Evelyn, Marilyn and Francine; three sisters, Ida Norwood of Chicago, IL, Nellie Hollins of Silver Creek, MS and Viola Seymour of Fort Pierce, FL; a sister-in-law, Jessie Mae Levi of Brookhaven, MS; a brother-in-law, Jasper Allen of Memphis, TN; a daughter-in-law, Kim Cowart Allen of Rochester, NY; two special cousins, Nacelia Hooker and Willie Mae Wallace; many wonderful cousins from the Silver Creek area; 24 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; a number of neices, nephews, friends, super neighbors and a loving, supportive Church family.

Hoze Wells
BOGALUSA - Funeral arrangements have been completed for Hoze Wells, age 72, who died Sunday. He was a resident of Bogalusa and a native of Monticello, MS.
Visitation will be Thursday at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa from 2-7 p.m. and family hour will be from 7-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at the Bogalusa Cemetery.
He is survived by two daughters, Ora Sartin Bickham, Bogalusa and Lynell Sartin, Gary, IN; five sons, Roger Wells, Chicago, IL, Jerry Wells, Richard Wells, James Sibley and Attic Sartin all of Bogalusa; a sister, Clemetine Wells; three brother, Thomas Wells, Richard Wells and Amos Wells; 10 grandchildren; 31 step grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 53 step great-great-grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Obituaries for December 29, 1999 
James "Sun" Lewis
BOGALUSA - James "Sun" Lewis, age 74, died Friday at the Bogalusa Medical Center.
Visitation will be tomorrow from 2-7 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Raymond E. Mims officiating.
He is survived by a daughter, Ms. Carissa Harry, Bogalusa; four sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Porter, Chicago, IL, Mrs. Beatrice Harper, Odessa Lewis, both of Richton, MS and Mrs. Lula Smith, Forest, MS; three brothers-in-law, Clinton Fikes, Flagstaff, AZ, Edward Fikes and James Fikes, Hattisburg, MS; Grandchildren, Malik Harry and Miya Tate, Bogalusa and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Ruth Gentry Talley
COVINGTON - Miss Ruth Gentry Talley, a life-long Bogalusa resident and civic leader, died Dec. 29, 1999 in St. Tammany Parish Hospital. For the last three and one half years, Miss Talley was a resident of the Christwood Nursing Home community in Covington, where a dedicated and loving staff attended her.
Funeral arrangements include visitation at the Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Friday, December 31, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. In keeping with her wishes she will be buried in a private interment in the Ponemah Cemetery. Ruth Gentry requested that instead of flowers, those who wish are asked to make a contribution to the ESM Methodist Church. Poole Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Gentry Talley was born in Bogalusa on Aug. 27, 1921, to Bogalusa City Attorney Bascom D. Talley Sr. and Maude Gentry Talley. She attended Bogalusa public schools and graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1938. While at BHS she demonstrated her gifts for music, drama and the arts.
A member of the Hollins College centennial graduating class of 1942, she majored in history and arappreciation with minors in both music and voice. She pursued her musical and artistic interests by participating in various college choirs and drama groups.
Following college graduation Miss Talley attended Sophie Newcomb College where she completed the requirements for a Teacher's Certificate for the State of Louisiana, fulfilling a promise to her father. She returned to Bogalusa and began work as a legal secretary and bookkeeper for her brother, Bascom D. Talley, Jr. in the law firm, which would become Talley, Anthony, Hughes & Knight. She graduated from the L.S.U. School of Law in 1953, a member of Phi Delta Delta Legal Fraternity. She returned to Bogalusa and practiced law in partnership with her brother, as well as John Anthony, Charles Hughes and Richard Knight. At the firm she specialized in probate and real estate law for more than twenty years until her retirement.
During her legal career Miss Talley received many awards and recognitions. She served as President of the Washington Parish Bar Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers. She received an honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She was a member of the Public Afffairs Research Council of Louisiana and the American Judicature Society. During her professional career she served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Parish National Bank, the Columbia Road Land Company and the Bogalusa Realty Company.
An active civic volunteer, she served in various leadership positions in the Bogalusa Chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club, the Bogalusa Civic League, the Bogalusa Garden Guild, and the YWCA where she served as president from 1957 to 1959. Her longest and most active participation was with the Philharmonic Club, a federated music club in Bogalusa. She served as the club's president on three occasions: 1956-1958, 1966-1967 and 1985-1986.
Ruth Gentry Talley was an artist who enjoyed concerts and opera and participated in a wide range of artistic endeavors. These included woodcarving, mosaics, and painting in various media. During her professional career she participated in and hosted The Thursday Painters, an informal group who shared her passion for things artistic. Her last painting completed only weeks before she died is an abstract watercolor painting entitled Ocean. Both working on the painting and the resulting picture gave her great pleasure. Her fascination with and collection of oriental art-especially Buddhas, highlight her eclectic range of artistic interests. She began collecting these figures while in high school and continued the quest for unusual and different Buddhas throughout her adult life.
Ruth Gentry Talley is survived by her sister-in-law, Imogene Wilson Talley Barrios of Bogalusa; her niece, Jean Talley Drew of Minden, and her nephews, Bascom D. Talley, III of Washington, DC, Morris W. Talley of Baton Rouge, and James E. Talley of Covington. In addition she is survived by five grand nephews and two grand nieces: Cullen R. Talley, Richard H. Drew 111, Georgia Gentry Drew, Heather L. Talley, Travis C. Talley, Bascom D. Talley, IV, and Gilman J. Talley.

Obituaries for December 30, 1999
Robert Howard Pierce Sr.
SUN - Funeral arrangements have been completed for Robert Howard Pierce Sr., age 76, who died Monday at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. He was a veteran of World War II.
Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home and will continue Saturday from 8 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Janella Otzenberger Pierce, Sun; a son, Robert H. Pierce Jr, Ruston; two daughters, Belinda Pierce Kent, Vickburg, MS and Bonny Pierce Shaw, Witchita, KS; a brother, Harry Pierce, Newark, OH; and 11 grandchildren.

Obituaries for December 30, 1999 
Mary Helen Carroll Creel
BOGALUSA - Mary Helen Carroll Creel, age 61, died yesterday at her residence.
Visitation will be today from 5-10 p.m. at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home and will continue tomorrow after 8 a.m. Funeral services will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Helen) McNabb, Bogalusa, Sandra Carroll, Simmsport, LA and Amy Carroll, Bogalusa; 10 grandchildren, Amanda, Rebecca and Monica McNabb, Michael Carroll, Denise, Samatha, Virginia, and Timothy Williams, Toni, Brandy and Tiffany Carroll, all of Bogalusa; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brent Williams and Erica Carroll of Bogalusa; a brother, James Haga, Raleigh, NC; a sister, Connie Collins, New Orleans; a sister, Connie Collins, New Orleans; a devoted friend and companion of 18 years, Kenneth Wells, Bogalusa.
She was preceded in death by her husband by first marriage, Jack Carroll and by second marriage Benjamin Creel and her parents, Roger Cooley and Helen Haga Cooley.

Obituaries for January 3, 2000 
John Esper Walters
BOGALUSA - Funeral services for John Esper Walters, 87, a resident of Bogalusa, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in the Brown-McGehee Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Ed Jenkins officiating.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today and continues after 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the services.
Burial follows in Hillview Memorial Gardens in Bogalusa, Brown-McGehee Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Walters died Dec. 31, 1999 at Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
A member of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Mr. Walters was a United States Navy veteran, serving in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Donese Walters and Ernestine Brooks Walters Bennett.
Survivors include several cousins and a host of friends.

Stephen L. Richardson
FRANKLINTON - Funeral services for Stephen L. Richardson, 66, a resident of Franklinton, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church with the Revs. Michael Simmons and Charles Floyd Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery, Crain Funeral Home directing.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home and continues after 9 a.m. Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church until the time of the services.
Mr. Richardson died Dec. 31, 1999 in the St. Tammany Hospital in Covington.
A graduate of Louisiana Tech University and a longtime Franklinton businessman, Mr. Richardson was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean conflict.
Mr. Richardson served on the Franklinton Board of Aldermen and was an active member of the Franklinton Volunteer Fire Department for many years, serving as assistant chief and chief.
He served on the original board of the Washington Parish Hospital District 1 (Riverside Medical Center) and was retired as maintenance superintendent of Riverside Medical Center.
Mr. Richardson, a member of Centenary Methodist Church, was employed at Ace Hardware in Franklinton at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Katherine Richardson, and a sister, Anita Magee.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Stewart Richardson, Franklinton; a daughter and son-on-law, Kay and Kelvin McCain, Franklinton; a son and daughter-in-law, Clay and Stacey Richardson, Franklinton; a sister, Joan Simmons, Kentwood; four grandchildren, Stephen Lee McCain, Conner McCain, Mary Kate Richardson and Peyton Richardson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Obituaries for January 3, 2000 
Sarah Idalzie Seal Rester
BOGALUSA - Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Idalzie Seal Rester, 85, a native of Mississippi and a longtime resident of Bogalusa, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Gene Simpkins officiating.
Visitation is from 5-10 p.m. today and continues after 9 a.m. tomorrow.
Burial will follow in Crossroads Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Crossroads, Miss., Brown-McGehee Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Rester died Dec. 31, 1999 at Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Strahan, her second husband, Jewel Rester, a grandson, Chris Killens, and a son-in-law, Alcus Davis.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Junior Ray (Francis Strahan) Killens, Crossroads, Miss.
and Fredine Strahan Davis, Bogalusa; one step daughter, Donna Strahan Ard, Bogalusa; a sister, Julia Mitchell, Bogalusa; four grandchildren, Mrs. Stephen (Karen Davis) Jenkins, Folsom, La., Mrs. Wade (Regina Killens) Taylor, Bend, O., Ricky Killens and his wife Lisa, Crossroads, Miss., Charlotte Davis Leonard, Bogalusa; eight great-grandchildren, Mrs. John (Letecia Lorio) Rhodes, Crossroads, Miss., Cory and Karissa Jackson, Bend, O., Blake Jackson, Poplarville, Miss., Kody and Kaleb Killens, Crossroads, Miss., and Chris and Kailee Leonard, Bogalusa; two great great-grandchildren, Jared and Jacob Rhoades, Crossroads, Miss., numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a special sister-in-law, Wilda Rester, and a special friend, Shirley Bailey.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Mitchell, Ronnie Mitchell, Greg Mitchell, Jesse Seal, Junior Seal and Cecil Ray Farr, all nephews of the deceased.

Obituaries for January 4, 2000 
John H. Miller
CHALMETTE - Funeral services for John H. Miller, 78, a former resident of Bogalusa, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa, with Father Lawrence Phelps officiating.
Rosary is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.
Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery, Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home directing.
Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church.
Mr. Miller died Dec. 30, 1999 as his residence in Chalmette.
A veteran of World War II and past commander of American Legion Post 24, Mr. Miller was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and was retired from Crown Zellerbach.
Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Miller, and a special friend, Doris Calabresi.
He is survived by a number of cousins and friends.

Obituaries for January 4, 2000 
Geraldine M. Vincent
CROSSROADS - Geraldine M. Vincent, age 48, died Saturday at her residence in Crossroads.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Crossroads with the Rev. Larry Lasley officiating.
She is survived by her husband, Danny Vincent, Crossroads; a son, Jason Vincent, Crossroads; a daughter, Angela Vincent, New Orleans; three sisters, Helen Hall, Pauline Covington and Nell Williams; one brother, Milton Paul Williams, Crossroads.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries for January 4, 2000 
Willie B. McKelphin
BOGALUSA - Willie B. McKelphin, age 69, died Saturday in the Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home, in Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.

Obituaries for January 4, 2000 
Rena Hall
BOGALUSA - Rena Hall, age 80, died Saturday in the Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
Visitation will be today from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home and will continue at 8 a.m. tomorrow until time of services in the chapel at 12 noon. The Rev. Ester Hammond will officiate. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, David Hall, Willard Hall and Harvey Hall all of Bogalusa; four daughters, Betty Hall, Bogalusa, Delores Spears, Tylertown, Toni Ritchie, Bogalusa and Theresa Talley, Sun; a brother, Tony Ramirez, Bogalusa; a sister, Viola Rester, Bogalusa.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Hall.

Obituaries for January 6, 2000
Malcolm Ellis "Mack" Campbell
BOGALUSA - The funeral service for Malcolm Ellis "Mack" Campbell will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. He died Sunday at his residence.
Visitation was yesterday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home and continued today at 9 a.m. until time for the final service. The Rev. Shane Hall will officiate, with interment to follow in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mary Stewart Campbell, Bogalusa; a son, Scott Campbell, Arlington, VA; a daughter, Stefanie Campbell Genco, Bogalusa; his father and his wife, Bill and Hazel Campbell, Carriere, MS; a step-father, Carlton Vance, Ocean Springs, MS; five sisters and brother-in- laws, Carla Vance, Ocean Springs, MS, Zadie Hayes, McNeill, MS, Louise and Jack Rodriguez, Sugarland, TX, Linda Bourgeois, McNeill, MS and Madeline Campbell, McNeill, MS; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Wilda Stewart, Bogalusa; sister-in-law, Pat Vance, Ocean Springs, MS; brother-in-laws, Richard and Ella Mae Stewart, Mandeville, Michael Stewart, Houston, TX; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mallie Vance and a brother, Craig Vance.
Active pallbearers are Ed Barber, Mack Knight, Roy Wells, Polo Capo, Ernie Dale Knight, Richard Stewart, Lloyd Ball and Elbert Harris. Honorary pallbearers are Tek Cooper, Tank Cooper, Mike Cooper, Twister Wascom, Tommy Warner, Rodney Pierce, Bill Simmons, Billy Simmons, Bryan Stewart, Michael Stewart, Jack Rodriguez, George Johnson and Jason McKenzie.
The family requests memorials to St. Tammany Hospice, 1202 S. Tyler St., Covington, LA 70433.

Obituaries for January 5, 2000 
Curtis Stanford Sumrall
BOGALUSA - Curtis Stanford Sumrall, age 61, died yesterday at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. He was a member of Lee's Creek Baptist Church, Center Lodge No. 244, F&AM, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Louisiana National Guard, and a retired Captain for the Bogalusa Fire Department.
Visitation will be today at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 5-10 p.m., with Masonic rites at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue tomorrow at 8 a.m. until time for the funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. The Rev. Lonnie Thompson and the Rev. Rupert Breland will officiate. Interment will follow in the Nobles Cemetery in Pine.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae DeLaughter Sumrall, Bogalusa; a son, William Stanford Sumrall, Bogalusa; a daughter, Shan S. Miley, Bogalusa; two sisters, Dorothy Sumrall McGinnis, Plaquemine and Carolyn Sumrall Barlow, Baton Rouge; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Barlow, Baton Rouge; a sister-in-law, Iva Sumrall, Bogalusa; grandchildren, Ryan Scott Miley, William Stanford Sumrall Jr., and Bryan Anthony Miley, all of Bogalusa; step-grandchildren, Brandy Smith and Jeremy Dillon, and step-great-grandchildren, Nathan Smith and Devin Smith, all of Bogalusa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lozie Sumrall; a brother, Ray Sumrall and a sister, Elvie Summers.

Obituaries for January 5, 2000 
Lois Foulks
HATTIESBURG - Lois Foulks, age 82, died yesterday at Convarest Nursing Home in Hattiesburg. She was a homemaker and a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Visitation will be today from 4-9 p.m. at the Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown. The funeral service will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Carson Springs Baptist Church. The Revs.
Greg Medenwald and Carl Dickens will officiate. Interment will follow in the Carson Springs Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Wayne Sorrell, Hattiesburg; four brothers, Gulledge McCain, St. Louis, MO, A.W. McCain, Improve, MS, Orange McCain, Tylertown and Kenneth McCain, Crossroads; two sisters, Betty Harrell, Bogalusa and Annette Lott, Jackson, MS; and two grandchildren, Jason and Kristi Sorrell.

Obituaries for January 5, 2000 
Helen Blackwell
PORT ARTHUR, TX - A funeral service will be held this week in Port Arthur for Helen Blackwell, who died yesterday in Port Arthur.
She is survived by four brothers, Howard Guy Jr., Liberty, TX, Richard Guy, Bogalusa, Emmett Guy, Angie and Douglas Guy, Franklinton; a sister, Doris Guy Pope, Port Arthur; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Blackwell; her parents, Howard and Ethel Guy; and a brother, Tommy Daryl Guy.

Obituaries for January 6, 2000 
Shelby Magee
BOGALUSA - Funeral arrangements have been completed for Shelby Magee, age 58, who died on Dec. 27, 1999 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. He was a native and former resident of Franklinton.
Visitation will be tomorrow at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton from 10 a.m. until time for the funeral service on Friday at 1 p.m. Elder Raymond Dyson will officiate.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary "Lulu" (Emile) Favaroth and Patricia "Trish" (John D.) Cotton, both of Franklinton; an uncle, Marshal Magee, Franklinton; his common law wife, Juanita Thompson, Bogalusa; a special friend, Johnny Miller, Franklinton and a host of special cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Willie B. McKelphin
(Died Jan. 1, 2000)
BOGALUSA - The funeral service for Willie B. McKelphin, 69, a resident of Bogalusa, is scheduled at noon Saturday at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Cyrus officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bogalusa Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10-11 a.m. until time for the final service.
Mr. McKelphin died Saturday in the Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hosea (Etta) McKelphin; granddaughter, Jacqueline Denise Payne; and grandson, Kercuant Devon McKelphin.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Sylvester) Williams, Bogalusa and Brenda (Leonard) Allen, New Orleans; three sons, Willie Ray (Lorna) McKelphin, Jackson, LA, Larry McKelphin and Glennis McKelphin, both of Bogalusa; two sisters, Ernestine Young and Aristine Johnson, both of Bogalusa; a brother, Hebert (Emma) McKelphin, Bogalusa; an aunt, Ollie James; two uncles, Hurlen Holts, Bogalusa, Luther McKelphin, Tylertown, MS; a companion, Betty .

Clemon Louise Laird Griffith
(Died Jan. 5, 2000)
FRANKLINTON - The funeral service for Clemon Louise Laird Griffith, 89, a resident of Plainview, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Brown-McGehee Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Gary Snyder and the Rev. Charles "Sonny" Griffith, will officiate, with burial following in the Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery, Visitation will be today from 4-10 p.m. at the funeral home, continuing after 8 a.m. tomorrow until time for the final service. Mrs. Griffith died early yesterday in Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Franklinton.
A member of Plainview Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Curtis Griffith; a daughter, Shirley Jones; three grandchildren; her parents, Lee and Alice Laird; and a brother, Victor Lee Laird.
She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Charles "Sonny" Griffith, Saraland, AL and Rodney E.
Griffith, Bogalusa; three daughters, Helen Edwards and Virginia Adams, both of Bogalusa and Beverly Hall of Ripley, WV; 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Larcenia Lewis Thompson
(Died Jan. 1, 2000)
FRANKLINTON - The funeral service for Larcenia Lewis Thompson, 80, a resident of Pascagoula, MS, is scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Mallery Callahan officiating.
Burial will follow at Sweet Home Memorial Park Cemetery in Franklinton, with Dickey Brothers Funeral Home, Biloxi, MS directing. Ms. Thompson died Saturday at Chateau Deville Nursing Home in Pascagoula, MS.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Thompson and two daughters, Mayfus Johnson and Betty Dyson.
Survivors include five sons, Joe Thompson, Angie, James Thompson, Pascagoula, Kerry Thompson, Angie, Roy Thompson, Franklin-ton and Michael Thompson, Slidell; four daughters, Lillie Green, Pascagoula, Nezzie Lee James, Franklinton, Thelma Thompson, Milwaukee, WI and Geraldine Thompson, Gauiter, MS; a sister, LoraDee Lewis Warren, Mt. Hermon; a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


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