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Andrew Clyde Mathes
Funeral services for Andrew Clyde Mathes, 85, will be held at 2 p.m., today, May 29, 2000, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robe Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Westlake Cemetery.
Mr. Mathes, a native of West Carol Parish and resident of Doyline, passed away Saturday, May 27, in Shreveport. He was a retired auto mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Mathes of Doyline; daughters, Dorothy Pearce of Minden, and Alice Laverne Thurman of Minden; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bernice Burson Clayton
Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Burson Clayton, 81, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Miller Pioneer Chapel with the Rev. Allen Henderson officiating. Burial will be in the Fellowship Cemetery under the direction of Miller Pioneer Funeral Home. Visitation will be until evening.
Mrs. Clayton died Thursday, May 25, at Houston Memorial Northwest Hospital, Houston, Texas, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Dubberly.
She is survived by one brother, John Burson of Minden; two sisters, Juanita Jones of DeRidder, and Etheldra Sims of Houston, Texas.

Freddy Elkin 'Fred' Padgett
Funeral services for Mr. Freddy Elkin ìFredî Padgett, 71 of Springhill, will be held at 4 p.m., today, May 30, 2000, at the Bailey Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Royal Dodson and the Rev. Mike Heron officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites, under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Springhill.
Mr. Padgett, a native of Echols County, Ga., and a resident of this area since 1959, died Sunday, May 28, at the Grace Home in Shreveport, following a long illness. He was a member of the Welcome United Methodist Church and a veteran of the US Navy. He was a retired supervisor with American Cyanamid Chemical Company with 35 years of service and was a member of the Springhill Masonic Lodge #348 F&AM.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Prine Padgett on Jan. 23, 1996.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Simpson Padgett of Springhill; three step-children, Becky S. Smith and her husband Roger of Springhill, Gene Simpson and his wife Robin of Carthage, Texas, and Lisa Veuberman and her husband Danny of Shreveport; seven step-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Ray of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Billy "Bill" Padgett of Statenville, Ga., and Henry Padgett of San Jose, Calif.
Serving as pallbearers will be Darrell Clemons, John Pope, Tylon Blanton, J.L. Carraway, William Bozeman, Tillman "Bill" Taylor, Greg Bozeman and Josh Smith.

Wanda Kaye Wise
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Kaye Wise, 61, will be held Thursday, June 1, 2000, at the Cliffview Church of God, Cliffview, Va., with interment in the Jennings Cemetery, Galax, Va.
Mrs. Wise, a native of Carroll County, Va., and a former resident of Houston, Texas, had made her home in the Shongaloo area since 1986. She died Sunday, May 28, at the Springhill Medical Center following a long illness. She was a member of the Cliffview Church of God and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Ivan Wise of Shongaloo; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and David Gravley of Austinville, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis Blain and Sharon Quesenberry of Pilot, Va., and Eddie Wayne and Debbie Qesenberry of Dubblin, Va.; a sister, Donna B. Hartman of Morristown, Tenn.; three brothers, Rex Bond of Sebring, Fla., Ray Bond of Galveston, Texas, and Wallace Bond of Roanoke, Va.; and seven grandchildren.

Martel Gantt Lary
Graveside services for Mrs. Martel Gantt Lary, 89, will be held at 2 p.m., today, May 31, 2000, at the Alabama Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Hoffman officiating.
Mrs. Lary, a native of Claiborne Parish and resident of Arcadia, passed away Monday, May 29, at IHS of Minden. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cullen C. Lary.
She is survived by a nephew, Douglas Larry of Talladega, Ala.; and several great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins.

Harold W. Miller
Funeral services for Mr. Harold W. Miller, 65, were held at 10 a.m., today, June 1, 2000, at Central Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Dr. Ron Harvey officiating, assisted by the Rev. Kenneth R. Everett. Burial was in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery with full military graveside rites by the 12th District Department of La. Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard. Services were under the direction of Bailey Mortuary of Springhill. He passed away Monday, May 29 in Springhill after a long illness.
After retiring with 22 years of service with the U.S. Navy, Mr. Miller moved back to Shongaloo in 1975. He also retired from Ethyl Corp. in Magnolia, Ark., with 18 years of service. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus Walter "Lum" and Barnell Young Miller; and one grandson, Richard Shannon Miller on April 3, 1991.
Survivors include his wife with whom he had celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on April 27, Linda Mitchell Miller; one daughter, Tracey Ann Sivils and husband Ken of Springhill; two sons, Richard Walter Miller of Shongaloo, and Harry Scott Miller and wife Mary Beth of Springhill; grandchildren, Christopher Walter Miller, Thomas Brian Sivils, Daniel Scott Miller and Heather Lynn Sivils; step-grandchildren, Brandi Diane McClure and Joshua Douglas McClure; one sister, Betty Moody of Bossier City; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Barry Wayne Slack, Rodney Wise, Wayne Childs, Junior Wise, Ed Wood and David Bailey.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the TV Ministry at Central Baptist Church.

Lucy Pearl Green
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Pearl Green will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Patterson Funeral Home, Minden Chapel. The body will lie in state beginning at noon. Interment will be held in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Homer under the direction of Patterson Funeral Home of Minden.

Kavat A. Loe
Funeral services for Mr. Kavat A. Loe were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Arcadia. Officiating were Dr. Wayne Evans and the Rev. Robert Peyton. Burial was in Arcadia Cemetery. He died Tuesday, May 30 at his residence.
Mr. Loe was born in Friendship on Dec. 4, 1916, and resided in Arcadia. He was the son of Reuben F. Loe and Hazel Moales Loe Williams. He graduated from Louisiana State Normal College in 1941. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Forces in WWII and was stationed in Brazil and Belgium.
Mr. Loe married Vera Thurman in Arcadia on Nov. 28, 1946, and moved to Shreveport. He worked as a traffic manager for Bird & Son Roofing from 1947 until his retirement in 1977. Mr. and Mrs. Loe returned to Arcadia in 1981.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Espy Frank Loe. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vera T. Loe of Arcadia; two daughters, Barbara Loe Graham and husband Julian of New Kent, Va., and Janet Loe Bailey of Panama City Beach, Fla.; one sister Mary Lee Gaudet of El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren, Julian Graham III, Sarah Des Roches, Wesley Graham, Susannah Bardot and Sarah Bailey.
Pallbearers were Bobby Neal Streetman, Billy Don Perritt, Leon Taylor, J.A. Madden, Jimmie Loe and Chris Weaver.
Honorary Pallbearers were George Nelson and J. Hugh Watson.

Lucille M. Sullins
Graveside services for Mrs. Lucille M. Sullins will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Centuries Memorial Cemetery. She died Thursday, June 1 in Minden.
Mrs. Sullins was born in Dermont, Ark., March 22, 1913. She was a resident of Shreveport for over 60 years and worked at Bird & Son Roofing for 40 years. She was retired and a member of First Methodist Church and Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Autry O. Burrows and Floyd Sullins.
She is survived by nephews, Charles Wilson of Washington, Ill., Les Wilson of East Peoria, Ill., Mac Perryman of Calhoun, Velle Perryman of Dubberly, Logan McMurtry of Gadsden, Tenn., and Bill McMurtry of Houston, Texas.
The family will receive visitors at Centuries Funeral Home from 9 until 10 a.m., Saturday, June 3.
Memorials may be made to Brushwood United Methodist Church in Dubberly.

Ada M. Kennon
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada M. Kennon will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at St. Rest Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Sheppard Street Cemetery.
She died Wednesday, May 31.
Mrs. Kennon was born in Shreveport, the only child of the Rev. Ernest A. Anderson and Fayrine Anderson. Her grandmother, Ada Rhodes reared her, after the death of her mother. She was an honor graduate of the historical Central Colored High School in Shreveport, Spaulding Business College and Jackson Music Conservatory.
She was married to the late James Kennon Sr. and moved to Minden. To this union, one daughter, Fayrine, was born. Their partnership in marriage lent itself to ownership of several businesses, including a cab service, ambulance service and rental property. She was a licensed funeral director, insurance agent, co-owner of Kennon & Sons Mortuary and Monument Sales and Minden Service Insurance Co.
Mrs. Kennon accepted Christ as her Savior and joined Galilee Baptist Church in Shreveport. She began her Christian service as musician for Shreveport-Bossier City area churches and the 13th District Baptist Association, where she was youth leader and musician. She united with St. Rest Baptist Church after moving to Minden. For over 30 years, she nurtured the gift of music in hundreds of piano students who now serve as musicians and ministers of music throughout the U.S.
Serving the Christian community with dedication and distinction, Mrs. Kennon was acclaimed as a leader and her Christian influence was felt on the local, state and national levels of Christian endeavors. At the time of her death, she was serving as first vice president of the Louisiana State Baptist Convention Women's Auxiliary; president of the N.W. 14th District Association Womenís Auxiliary and Christian Education instructor. Blessed by God with oratorical ability, she was often the guest speaker for churches throughout Louisiana for various religious occasions.
Mrs. Kennon was a member of the Baptist World Alliance. Through her religious affiliations, she traveled to Canada, China, Korea, Japan, the Bahamas, and nearly all 50 states.
She was the religious and surrogate mother of many, touching the lives of others in many capacities: mentor, counselor, advisor, educator and business owner. For Mrs. Kennon, the hour was never too early nor too late to help someone in need.
She is survived by her daughter and best friend, Fayrine; step-son, John and wife Johnnye; cousin Aplis Patterson and husband James of Los Angeles; four step-grandchildren, Stephanie, Sharon, Jon and Yan; an aunt, Berniece Reese of Los Angeles; a cousin, Aubrey Ethel Dubose and husband John of Dallas; one sister-in-law, Florsene Kennon; three nieces, Joyce Kennon Scott, Patricia Kennon Mouton and Martha Whitehurst; her adopted godchildren, Yolanda, Zandra, Lillian and Melvin; her extended family and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 5, in the chapel of Kennon & Sons Mortuary. N.W. 14th District and O.E.S. Memorial rites will be held from 6 until 7 p.m. at the N.W. 14th District Building. Services are entrusted to Kennon & Sons Mortuary, Inc.

Christine Eagles Jenkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Eagles Jenkins, 93, were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2000, in the chapel of Bailey Funeral Home of Springhill with the Rev. Todd Pickard officiating. Burial followed in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
She died at 5:15 a.m., Friday, June 2 in the Glenn Oaks Care Center after a long illness.
Mrs. Jenkins was a resident of Shreveport, formerly of Springhill, and was a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Olive Elizabeth Watson and husband, T.G. of Vicksburg, Miss., and Barbara Ann Lee and husband Marvin of StoneWall; two sons, George "Bub" Edward Jenkins and wife Marion, and James Morris Jenkins and wife Opal, all of Atlanta, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
Visitation was held from 5 until 9 p.m., Saturday, June 3 and from 9 a.m. until time of services, Sunday, June 4 in the chapel of Bailey Funeral Home.
Memorials or contributions may be made to the Shriner's Children Hospital.

Dora Cordelia Collinsworth Atkinson
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Cordelia Collinsworth Atkinson, 94, were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Rose-Neath Minden Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating. Burial was held in Bistineau Cemetery in Heflin. She died Thursday, June 1 in Coushatta.
Mrs. Atkinson was born in Heflin and resided in Webster Parish most of her life. She was a legal secretary for Dan Stewart Jr. She was a member of the second graduating class of Heflin High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Minden.
Mrs. Atkinson was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Atkinson; five sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include five nieces, Jean Watson of Minden, Bobbye Culverhouse of Sibley, Dorothy Campbell of Minden, Grace Long of Coushatta and Katherine Lester Smith of Ruston; four nephews, David Stewart of League City, Texas, Walter Collinsworth of Buhl, Idaho, Neal Conley of Baton Rouge and Billy Pate of Heflin; and a host of great-nephews and great-nieces.
Great-nephews served as pallbearers.
Visitation began at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden.

Elvin John Whaley
Funeral services for Mr. Elvin John Whaley, 72, will be held at 1 p.m., today, June 5, 2000, at Antioch Baptist Church in Dixie Inn with the Rev. Danny Warington officiating. Burial will be in Hephzibah Cemetery in Emerson, Ark. Visitation will be held from noon until time of service today, June 5, at Antioch Baptist Church in Dixie Inn.
Mr. Whaley, a native of Columbia County, Ark., and resident of Minden, died Saturday, June 3, in Shreveport. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and owner/operator of Whaley Brothers Masonary Contractors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat Whaley; and a son, Johnny Lee Whaley.
He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Guilda Whaley Woods and Charles of Minden; sister, Doris Johnson of Magnolia, Ark.; brothers, Calvin Whaley of Lake Jackson, Texas, Ervis Whaley of Magnolia, Ark., Bernard Whaley of Minden, and Joe Whaley of Minden; grandchildren, Will Woods, Shan Merritt and husband Darrell; great-grandchildren, Madison Merritt and Mallory Merritt; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Dottie Butcher.

Agnes D. Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes D. Taylor, 84, with burial in Gardens of Memory, are pending.
Mrs. Taylor was born Dec. 12, 1915, in Arcadia. She was a resident of Minden for most of her life, where she was a homemaker, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Minden, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at a Covington nursing home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Travis Taylor, in 1995; and son Felix E. Taylor in 1997.
She is survived by a daughter, Cassandra Wigley and husband Dan of Covington; sons, William T. Taylor and wife Paula of Minden, and R. Gary Taylor and wife Linda of Fort Worth, Texas; a brother, N.A. "Frenchy" Dulany of Minden; sisters, Mary Braswell of Mobile, Ala., Claudine Goodell of Jasper, Texas, and Sybil Hughes and husband Bill of Waveland, MS; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

George Edwin Heofeld
Memorial services for Mr. George Edwin Heofeld, 88, were held at 11 a.m., today, June 5, 2000, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating. Burial followed in Simsboro.
Mr. Heofeld died from cancer June 1, in Cumming, Ga., where he had been a resident for the past two years. He was a longtime resident of Minden and was retired from Louisiana Ordinance Plant. He was a member of Minden First Baptist Church and Minden Riding Club. He enjoyed playing the piano for friends and groups such as the Minden Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Oree Kelley Hoefeld of Cumming, Ga.; sister, Julia Hoefeld Mudge of Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Oree Hoefeld Robinson of Eagle River, Alaska, Marsha Hoefeld Reel of Lake Lanier, Cumming, Ga., and Pamela Suzanne Hoefeld of Tulsa, Okla.; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the First Baptist Church Music Fund or to The American Cancer Society will be appreciated.

Agnes D. Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes D. Taylor, 84, will be held at 2 p.m., today, June 6, 2000, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. 
Mrs. Taylor was born Dec. 12, 1915, in Arcadia. She was a resident of Minden for most of her life where she was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at a Covington nursing home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Travis Taylor, in 1995; and a son, Felix E. Taylor, in 1997.
She is survived by a daughter, Cassandra Wigley, and husband Dan of Covington; sons, William T. Taylor and wife Paula of Minden, and R. Gary Taylor and wife Linda of Fort Worth, Texas; a brother, N.A. "Frenchy" Dulany of Minden; sisters, Mary Braswell of Mobile, Ala., Claudine Goodell of Jasper, Texas, and Sybil Hughes and husband Bill of Waveland, MS; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Andrew Ambrose
Funeral services for Mr. Andrew Ambrose, 87, of Minden, were held today, Aug. 14, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden with the Rev. Joe Hunter officiating. Burial was held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Dixie Inn.
Mr. Ambrose died Thursday, Aug. 10, in Shreveport. He was a retired supervisor for BellSouth with over 35 years of service, a member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran serving with the Sea-Beeís and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Mr. Ambrose is preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Jeanette Ambrose; parents, Mark and Lee Ambrose; and sister, Elaine McElwee.
He is survived by his wife, Florene "Flo" Ambrose of Minden; three nephews, David Ambrose of Minden, Randy McElwee of Bossier City and Mark Ambrose of Shreveport; one niece, Pam Slack of Lafayette; and one brother, Jimmy Ambrose and wife Leta of Springhill.
Serving as pallbearers were Don Hortman, Benny Hortman, Joe Hortman, Rodney Hortman, Mark Ambrose and Bobby Faircloth.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or donorís choice.

Steven Trichell
Graveside services and burial for Mr. Steven Trichell, 25, of Pittsburg, Texas, were held today, Aug. 14, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Camp Ground Cemetery near Bienville.
He died Thursday, Aug. 10, at his residence in Pittsburg, Texas. He was a computer programmer.
Mr. Trichell is preceded in death by his mother, Rebecca Clary Trichell.
He is survived by his father, Delton "Buzz" Trichell of Bossier City; brother, Stacy Smith of Jamestown; and maternal grandmother, Marlene Murphy Clary of Vidor, Texas.

Lottie DeBusk Braddy
Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie DeBusk Braddy, 83, of Plain Dealing, were held today, Aug. 14, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Plain Dealing Baptist Church with the Revs. Ernest DeSoto and Wayne Craig officiating. Burial followed in Plain Dealing Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Plain Dealing.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday Aug. 13, 2000, from 3 until 8 p.m., and at the church from 9 a.m. today until time of service.
She died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in Whispering Pines Nursing Home after a long illness.
Mrs. Braddy was a native of Tuscumbia, Ala., and a longtime resident of Plain Dealing. She was a homemaker and a member of Plain Dealing Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Byron J. DeBusk; daughter, Delores DeBusk Allen; and second husband, Howard Braddy.
She is survived by four daughters, Patsy L. Boys and husband Ray of Wilminton, Del., Ann Cunningham and husband Bobby of Guinn, Ala., Lou Webb and husband LeNoir of Butler, Ala., and Jo Jo Hamiter and husband Obie of Plain Dealing; five grandchildren, Byron Joseph Webb, Alan LaNoir Webb, Laura Ann Smutz, Jonathan Hamiter and Joshua Wade Cunningham; and seven great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Clay Brock, Ed, Scott and Lance Chandler, Richard Johnson, Billy Perkins and John D. Hamiter. Honorary pallbearers were Byron and Alan Webb, Jonathan Hamiter, Josh Cunningham and Charles Smutz.
Memorials may be made to the Plain Dealing Baptist Church Choir Fund.

Ray Maxwell Shelley
Funeral services for Mr. Ray Maxwell Shelley, 72, will be held today, Oct. 5, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden with the Rev. Jim Chambers officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Centuries Cemetery in Shreveport under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation was held Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 5 until 10 p.m. and today from 7 a.m. until time of service.
Mr. Shelley died Oct. 3, in Shreveport. He was born and raised in Doyline. He was a corrosion superintendent for Arkla Gas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a player of the Doyline State Championship of 1945 All-State.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Nancy Weaver Shelley of Doyline; one son, Michael J. Shelley of Sugar Land, Texas; one daughter, Rebecca Loraine Snelling of Shreveport; five sisters, Joyce Rowland of Doyline, Margie Ponder of Alice, Texas, Nellie Savacool of Minden, Elaine Davis of Shreveport, and Mavis McBride of Minden; two brothers, LaVert Shelley of Houston, Texas and LaVelle Shelley of Doyline; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Lauren Shelley and Marion Loraine Snelling.
Pallbearers will be Michael J. Shelley, Robert Weaver, Bill D. Weaver, Charles Walker, Brian McGuffy, Johnny Simon, J. P. Sheley and Jimmy Booth.
Memorials may be made to Shrinerís Hospital.

Jewel Marie Jones Jackson
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Marie Jones Jackson, 53, will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Rest Baptist Church in Minden. Family hour will be held Friday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. at Patterson Funeral Home in Minden.
Mrs. Jackson was born Feb. 4, 1947, to the late Jessie Jones and Madie Gantt Jones. She was the first of four children.
At an early age, Jewel confessed Christ and joined St. Rest Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. B. F. Martin. She was a Bible School teacher and lent her voice to songs of praise. She had recently united with Union Grove Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Alvin Shelton.
Jewel was a 1965 graduate of Webster High School. She was currently serving as the secretary and treasurer for her class. She attended Grambling State University, where she received her bachelor of science in 1971; masterís degree in 1979; and masterís degree plus 30 in 1983. Areas of concentration include elementary grades, mentally retarded and reading specialist. She was a member of Kappa Delta Phi.
Mrs. Jackson began her teaching career in Claiborne Parish, where she taught for three years at Homer Junior High. For the past 25 years, she was employed in Red River Parish, where she taught special education at Hanna Elementary, Coushatta Elementary, Coushatta High, Springville Middle, Ware Youth Center and Martin High.
She was an active member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc. She was a dedicated member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, where she served as secretary. She was also an assistant Girl Scout troop leader for Troop 336.
Mrs. Jackson united in holy matrimony to James H. Jackson of Grambling. She has one daughter.
She is survived by her mother, Madie G. Jones; one daughter, Kiatonyia Jackson (Harvey Major), two granddaughters, ShaKiah Jackson and Iyana Major of Sibley; two sisters, Lavone Ferrell of Minden, and Bessie Tatum of Haywood Calif.; three brothers, Kenneth Jones (Ruby) of Minden, Robert Jones of Chicago, Ill. and Curtis Jones (Rose) of Bossier City; one uncle, Decree Gantt (Nancy) of Arcadia; one favorite nephew, Tavayae Ferrell of Minden; two other nephews; six nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She also is survived by a special friend, Robert Lewis.

Jimmy Autry Bledsoe
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Autry Bledsoe, 65, will be Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Point Chapel Assembly of God in Doyline with Tommy Hill and Jerry Hill officiating. Burial will be at Point Chapel Cemetery in Doyline under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. A vigil will be held in state at the home of Dessie Bledsoe at 353 Watson Street in Doyline.
Mr. Bledsoe died Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Doyline. He was born in Humphreys City, Miss., and was a resident of Doyline. He was a truck driver.
He is preceded in death by his son, Ronald Bledsoe.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dessie Bledsoe of Doyline; one son, Franky Bledsoe of Doyline; two daughters, Brenda Dobson and Melvin Jr. of Doyline, Carol Miller and William Jr. of N. Glen, Colo.; two sisters, Edith Sandifer and Harold of Castor, Margaret Smith and Ray of Spencer; one brother, Billy Bledsoe of Leland, Miss.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bill Miller, Will Miller, Derek Phillips, Mike Woodall, Mike Lavman, Melvin Dobson. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Martin, Bruce Blake, Franky Bledsoe, Ken Jacques, Chris Woodall and Ronnie Woodall.

Jerry Layne Mangrum
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Layne Mangrum, 58, will be held at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Minden Chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, with the Rev. James Gass officiating. Burial will be held in Gilgal Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Visitation will be at Rose-Neath Funeral Home beginning today, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. until time of services.
Mr. Mangrum died Monday, Oct. 2, in Baton Rouge after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a former employee of Ourso & Co. with over 20 years of service.
He is preceded in death by his father, Valton W. Mangrum; and stepfather, John W. Foster.
He is survived by his mother, Louise Mangrum Foster of Minden; two brothers, Bobby Ray and wife Sherron Mangrum of Rome, Ga., Thomas Milton and wife Helen Mangrum of Minden; longtime friend and caretaker, Lester Ray Temple of Baton Rouge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jewel Jackson
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Jackson will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Rest Baptist Church in Minden. Burial will be at Sheppard Street Cemetery in Minden under the direction of Patterson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Patterson Minden Chapel. The body will lie in state Friday after 2 p.m.
Mrs. Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 28.
She is survived by her daughter, Kiatonyia Jackson; mother, Madie Jones; and a sister and brother.

Robert 'Bob' Edward Parker Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Robert "Bob" Edward Parker Sr., 75, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with Father Carl Daigle officiating. Burial will be held in Gardens of Memory under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held today, Oct. 2, from 5 until 10 p.m., and Tuesday, from 7 a.m. until time of services.
Mr. Parker died Saturday, Sept. 30, in Mena, Ark. He was born in Minden and was a resident of Mena, Ark. He was a former resident of Minden. He was a retired railroad engineer for KCS and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Hicks Parker of Mena, Ark.; one son, Robert Edward Parker Jr. of Heflin; two daughters, Rebecca E. Johnson of Mena, Ark., and Suzy Deville of Benton; one brother, Joe Parker of Shreveport; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joe W. Moreland Sr.
Graveside services for Mr. Joe W. Moreland Sr., 75, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Hill Crest Memorial Park with the Rev. Ryan Horton, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Minden, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m., today, Oct. 2, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Moreland died Saturday, Sept. 30, at Dubuis Hospital in Shreveport after a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Bethany. He served in the Army Air Corps as a flight officer during WWII. Mr. Moreland was a faithful employee of Ark-La-Gas Co. for 43 years before his retirement. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and wing shooting. He was an excellent wood craftsman who built several of his own fishing boats. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Builders Sunday School Class.
Mr. Moreland is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hayes and Grace Elizabeth Moreland; a sister, Carrie; and an infant brother, John.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlotte Ann Hanna Moreland of Minden; two sons, Joe W. Moreland Jr. and wife Diane of Winnfield; David W. Moreland and wife Prudence of Baton Rouge; daughter, Ginger Gray and husband Teddy of Heflin; six grandchildren, Jennifer and Heather Moreland of Winnfield, Andrew, Sarah and Ruffin Moreland of Baton Rouge; and Elizabeth Wiggins of Heflin; one step-granddaughter, Brandi Gray of Alexandria; cousin, Bill Robinson of Tetonia, Idaho; two nephews; and one niece.

Rev. Lloyd H. Brown
Funeral services for the Rev. Lloyd H. Brown, 74, will be held today, Oct. 2, 2000, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Minden with Dr. Richard G. May, the Rev. Donald Roberts, the Rev. Bill Crider and the Rev. Rob Weber officiating. The eulogy will be offered by Mr. Lyndal Clayborn. Burial will be held in Gardens of Memory in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 1, from 4 until 9 p.m.
The Rev. Brown died Saturday, Sept. 30, in Shreveport after a long battle with cardiovascular problems. He was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Meridian, Miss., the youngest of seven sons to Jessie Hall and Irene Elizabeth Pace Brown. He attended school in Meridian, Miss., Clark College in Newton, Miss., and Northeast in Monroe. His 42 years in the ministry were spent pastoring Southern Baptist churches in north Louisiana. His pastorates include Faith Baptist Church in Monroe (1947-1951), Oak Grove Baptist Church in Eros (1951-1953), First Baptist Church in Calhoun (1953-1955), Vienna Baptist Church in Ruston (1955-1957), Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport (1957-1966), Calvary Baptist Church in Homer (1966-1968), Calvary Baptist Church in Cullen (1968-1971), Rocky Springs Baptist Church in Lisbon (1971-1979) and Southside Baptist Church in Minden (1979-1985).
He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Jessie Davis Brown of Bastrop, Oscar Leon Brown of Wilmer, Ala., Ray Hendrix of Mobile, Ala., and Henry Fletcher Brown of Texarkana, Texas.
The Rev. Brown is survived by his wife of 53 and 1/2 years, Dathene Lively Brown; one son, Mickey Wayne Brown and wife Diane of Bossier City; two brothers, Harold Pace Brown of Waxahachie, Texas, and Roy Norman Brown of Port Arthur, Texas; three special step-grandchildren, Ellie Logue, Lauren Logue and Ben Logue; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Ray Simpson, Don Johnson, Richard Johnson, Bruce Perkins, Ricky Robertson, Ronald Day, Barry Smith, Jim Starkey and J. D. Hanson. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Johnston, Asa Curtis, Bruce Roberts, David Lewis, David Green, Joe Jean, Hugh Johnson, Bill Cubley, Joe Richardson, Alvin McFerrin, Grady Saulters and Harold Carpenter.
Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, 7200 DeSiard Street, Monroe, LA, the American Heart Association or the charity of donorís choice.

Irma O. Carver
Graveside services for Mrs. Irma O. Carver, 67, were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Forest Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Brown and the Rev. Nelvin Craft officiating. Burial was under the direction of Bailey Mortuary in Springhill.
Mrs. Carver died Thursday, Sept. 28, at the VA Hospital in Shreveport. She was a native and lifelong resident of Springhill and was a member of the Trinity Worship Center and a homemaker. She was the founder of and directed the Love Thy Neighbor ministry in Springhill for over 10 years.
Mrs. Carver is preceded in death by her parents, Richard May and Lila B. Tompkins O'Glee; brother, Sylvester "Son" O'Glee; and sister, Helen Templeton.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby L. Carver of Cullen; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Ron Frierson of Stephenville, Texas; Karon and Jim Frierson of Kauffman, Texas; Fawn and Starling Largent of Cullen; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clifton and Dianne Nugent of Stephenville, Texas; Tim and Kaye Carver of St. Amant; three sisters, Geneva Johnson of Scio, Ore., Virginia Tyler and husband Bob of Shreveport and Glenda and Rhuel Young of Vivian; two brothers, R. L. OíGlee and wife Dorothy of Bossier City, Shannon OíGlee and wife Bonnie of Plainview, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rhuel Young Sr., Rhuel Young Jr., Ronnie Wooden, Jerry Cook, Larry Carver and Bob Tyler. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Young and James Young.


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