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March 28, 2020


Elizabeth Jones DeLaughter
January 5, 1920 - March 26, 2020

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Jones DeLaughter, age 100 and a resident of Franklinton, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning March 26, 2020 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a native of Washington Parish, having been born near Enon on January 5, 1920, but lived in several other parts of the country such as Indiana, Michigan and Arizona before returning home. “Aunt Lizzy”, as she was called by nearly all that knew her, was a longtime member of Bogue Chitto Heights Baptist Church, who loved to help the children with Vacation Bible School each summer. She loved to get and give big “bear hugs” from all the kids and always from her young great-nieces and great-nephews. Lizzy loved listening to country gospel and bluegrass music and enjoyed singing along, and tapping her foot as the men picked their guitars. Later in life, she was a sitter for several people in need of the help and she always loved to baby sit her youngest family members.

Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Oliver and Bobby DeLaughter of Tempe, AZ and his children Oliver, Jr., Michael, Kathy, Gary, Randy, Tristen and Ruby; Daughter in law: Betty Summit and her husband Bill Summit of Whitley City, KY; 3 Grandsons: Roy DeLaughter, Terry DeLaughter, Danny DeLaughter; Also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by sons Hollis “Red Lane” Delaughter, Roy Wayne DeLaughter, husband Monroe B. DeLaughter, sisters Edith Williams, Lorena Corkern, Eva Mae Spinks, brothers J.D. Jones, Virgil Jones.

A graveside funeral service will be held in Spencer Cemetery at 10:00 am Saturday March 28th with nephew Rev. Pete Williams officiating.

Pallbearers: Billy Jones, Billy Spinks, Ray Williams, Bill Ramsey, Matthew Diaz, James Jones

Honorary Pallbearers are Robert Jones and the men’s musical group she loved to hear play Ray Knight, Johnny Harris, Danny Harris, Mike Bruce, Lenard Beaushaws, Mark Jenkins, Carl Stogner, Bobby Crain, Jerry Drago, Roy Stevens, Keith Capps.

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