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Myrtis Marie Terrell 
June 17, 1941 - June 23, 2016 
Myrtis Marie Terrell, a resident of Angie, LA, age 75, born on June 17, 1941, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Terrell of Angie, LA; one daughter, Debbie Ann Magee of Bogalusa, LA; one granddaughter, Allison Elizabeth Magee; one great-granddaughter, Isabella Marie Runfalo of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Mary Lucille Ellis of Dexter, MS; two brothers, George Lavelle Penton of Angie, LA and Donald Odine Penton of Duckhill, MS.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Pine, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Q Grass
January 9, 1968 - June 23, 2016
Thomas Q. Grass age 48 passed away June 23, 2016 at Our Lady of The Angles. He is survived by Amanda Bennett of Bogalusa La. One sister Eileen Young of Bogalusa La. 
He is preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Edith Kuhn Grass, and brother John Arnold Grass.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue on Sunday June 26, 2016 from 9 am until time for service in the chapel at 2 pm. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.

Gladys Creel Johnson
May 12, 1923 - June 22, 2016
GLADYS CREEL JOHNSON, AGE 93 and a resident of Franklinton died at 1:27 PM Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her residence.  She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church. She worked as a clerk in the register of voter’s office for many years.
Survived by:  Daughter: Pam Simmons Killingsworth of Franklinton; 2 Granddaughters: Vinessa Killingsworth of Franklinton; Kristy and Stephen Stockman of Lufkin, TX; Great granddaughters: Kristen Killingsworth, Kaylee Stockman; Great great grandson: Seth Kohler; Her Yorkie dog Boo Boo
She was preceded in death by her son Robert Jerry Johnson, II, and her parents George and Edna Crowe Creel.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 8 PM Friday, June 24, 2016 and after 9 AM Saturday. A funeral will be held at 10 AM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Andrew Voss and Rev. Percy Mac Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher Church Cemetery. 

Ernest Evon Martin
March 14, 1938 - June 22, 2016
EARNEST EVON MARTIN, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3:15 PM Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his residence.  He was a boat pilot for 50 plus years enjoying every day. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.
Survived by:  Wife: Dorothy C. Martin of Franklinton; 4 Sons: Ernest Leon Martin, Kenneth Martin, Burton Dewayne Martin, Virgil Claude Martin all of Franklinton; 2 Daughters: Eva Nell Parrot of Loranger, Sarah Jo Thomas of Hammond; 3 Step children: Lorie Brooks of Tylertown, Sharon Tornabene of South Carolina, Lawrence Taylor of Memphis, TN; 15 Grandchildren 17 Great grandchildren; “One Little Puddin” Alyssa Thomas; Brother: Walter Ray Martin of Leesville; Sister: Betty Jane Martin of Franklinton; Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family and friends
He was preceded in death by his mother Louise Martin, father Virgil Martin, grandson Randall Martin, sister Evalean Taylor, and 2 brothers Monroe Lavern Martin and Jerry Wayne Martin. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Saturday, June 25, 2016 and after 9 AM Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.

Louise Pounds Hartzog 
March 6, 1938 - June 21, 2016 
Louise Pounds Hartzog, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 78, born on March 6, 1938 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Shannon Seal (Craig) and LuAnne Fortenberry (Alan) both of Bogalusa, LA; a son, Guy Melvin Hartzog of Sandy Hook, MS; two sisters, Mildred Pounds Fowler of Bogalusa, LA and Dorothy Pounds Kirshner of Buda, TX; a brother, Freddie Pounds (Betty) of Lake Charles, LA; seven grandchildren, James Christian Seal (Kathryn), John Cory Seal (Emily), Keshia Williams (Paul), Annedriea Hartzog, Heath Fortenberry (Veronica), Jeremy Fortenberry, and Gretchen Matthews (Daniel); eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Melvin Hartzog; her parents; three sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Lynn Martin, Bro. Caleb Martin and Bro. Jimmy Byrd officiating. Interment to follow at Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Ben's Ford Baptist Church.

Faye Elizabeth Winborn Graham
March 23, 1930 - June 19, 2016
Faye Graham, a resident of rural Kentwood passed away at 8:25 AM on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at her home. She was born March 23, 1930 in Tylertown, MS and was 86 years of age. She was a member of Wilmer Baptist Church. 
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, LC Graham; six children and their spouses, Jimmy (Sherry) Graham, David (Marsha) Graham, Billy Graham and Jerry Graham, Pauline Baham, all of Wilmer, and Roxie (Jessie) Baham, Greensburg; 9 grandchildren, Carey (Carol) Graham, Shane (Missy) Graham, Susan (Mike) Patterson, Gerald Graham, Angel Graham, Victoria (Jeremy) Anderson, Joni (Mike) Kinney, Jana (Justin) Matherene and Shelby Baham; 21 great grandchildren, Gavin, Cara, April, Jeremy, Katelyn, Brody, Evan, Hunter, Carey, Sara, Taylor, Katie, Ashton, Torian, Brielle, Maci, Olivia and Sofia; 5 great great grandchildren, Cain, Jacy, Sophia, Easton and Karson and 2 sisters, her twin, Frances Lambert and Mary Bennett. 
Preceded in death by her parents, O.P. and Era Winborn; 3 brothers, James, Troy and Sammy Winborn and her grandson, Stacy James Graham. 
Visitation at Wilmer Baptist Church from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper, Bro. Jessie Johnson and Bro. Everett Broom. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Carey Graham, Gerald Graham, Gavin Graham, Hunter Graham, Shelby Baham and Sanford Wayne Holden. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. 

Roy Ernest Smith , Sr.
May 29, 1938 - June 18, 2016
ROY ERNEST SMITH, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died 9 AM Saturday, June 18, 2016 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas. 
He was an ordained minister having ministered in the Baldwin, Louisiana area for several years. He enjoyed the outdoors. 
Survived by:  Wife: Joyce Cleveland Smith of Franklinton; Son: Carl B. Smith of Baytown, TX; Daughter: Donna S. Willm of Amite, LA; 2 Brothers: Donald Paul Smith of Mt. Hermon, Sam Smith of Utah; 4 Sisters: Emma Dean Martinez, Minnie Daughtry, Charlene Temple all of Baton Rouge, Pauline Sheridan of Wiggins, MS
He was preceded in death by a son Roy E. Smith, Jr., his parents C B and Garner Pearl Smith, brother Gary Smith and sister Glendora Carter.
Visitation will be at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church after 9AM Friday with funeral service to be held at 11 AM with Rev. Joe Wiggins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Ronald "Ronnie" Jeffery Jones
April 26, 1960 - June 17, 2016
Ronald “Ronnie” Jeffery Jones, 56, born in Independence, currently residing in Wilmer, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Ronald Jeffery Jones was a wonderful man that was loved, is missed, and will be forever cherished. He was an amazing, father, husband, brother, grandfather and friend to all that knew him. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also had a passion for collecting antiques. 
“Ronnie” is survived by his wife, Debbie Jones of 21 years; 3 daughters, Frannie Jones Peltier and husband, Todd, of Amite, Kimberly Jones Parsons and husband, Charles, of Summit, MS and Robin Jones Gill and fiancé, Raymond, of Tylertown, MS; step daughter, Jennifer Marcotte, of Springfield. His beloved grandchildren include Emily, Bailey, Bethany and Austin Peltier, Melanie and Conner Parsons, Tyler, Katelyn, Alyssa, Austin and Dalton Gill and Jaden and Maggie Marcotte. He is also survived by his siblings, Sandra Jones Badon and husband, Tommie, of Independence, Glynda Jones Toney and husband, Brad, of Franklinton, Bobby Jones, Jr. and wife, Taunee Sue, of Kentwood, and Tommy Jones and wife, Darenda, of Chesbrough and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Jones, Sr. and Frances Easley Jones; grandparents, Jeff and Rebecca Easley and Eva T. Jones. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 PM until 9 PM, Tuesday and from 8 AM until a Celebration of Life Service at 10 AM Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Hegwood. Ronnie will be laid to rest at Lee Cemetery, Amite. There will be fellowship afterwards at Loranger Baptist Church. 

Hollis Stogner, Sr.
September 10, 1940 - June 17, 2016
HOLLIS STOGNER, SR., AGE 75 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:37 pm Friday June 17, 2016 at his home. He was a former employee of Zona Feed Mill and later hand-planted countless pine trees throughout the area for Crown Zellerbach. Hollis enjoyed tinkering with small engines, playing dominoes and watching different types of sports like football, baseball and tennis. He liked fishing and always got laughs from watching his favorite Tom and Jerry cartoons. Hollis was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton who enjoyed visiting with and poking-fun at his family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Lorraine and Rusty Magee of Franklinton; 2 Grandsons and Spouses: Jermey and Monica Magee, Joshua and Collin Magee all of Franklinton; Granddaughter and Spouse: Brandy and David Merritt of Pine; 5 Great-grandchildren: Brantley Rhys Magee, Parker Leigh Magee, Alexis Kate Magee, Katherine LouElla Merritt, Mackenzie Mae Magee, and expected great-granddaughter Holly Michelle Magee; Special Cousin: Diane Sharp Anderson; Also numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Fannie Lee Schilling Stogner, son Hollis Stogner, Jr., and 2 angel babies, his parents Iona P. Stogner Langley and Harry Eugene Langley and the grandparents that raised him Oscar and Allice Stogner.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday June 21st from 9:30 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery Annex in Enon.
Pallbearers: Jermey Magee, Joshua Magee, Cody Brumfield, Godfrey Mizell, Zach Barnes, David Merritt
Honorary Pallbearers: Brantley Magee, Parker Magee, Alexis Magee, Katherine Merritt, Mackenzie Magee
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to his caregivers Cody Spear and Latansha “Sha” Brown for their loving support through the years.

Mary Jane Magee Dier
October 27, 1935 - June 17, 2016
MARY JANE MAGEE DIER, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:04 pm Friday June 17, 2106 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a born in Washington Parish on October 27, 1935 to the late TC Magee and Bonnie Hunt Magee. Mary was a Franklinton High School Graduate of 1954 and had retired after many years of service with the Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Survived by:  Daughter: Bonnie Dier of Franklinton; Granddaughter and Spouse: Misty Givens Payne and Clint Payne of Franklinton; Great-granddaughter: Ashleigh Dickerson; Brother: Marvin E. Magee of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters Lois Magee Corkern Fairburn and Christine Magee Maples and one brother TA Magee.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday June 20th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.

Eunice Wood Burdeaux
June 2, 1927 - June 16, 2016
EUNICE MARIE WOOD BURDEAUX, AGE 79 and a resident of Franklinton died early Thursday morning June 16, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and had retired from the Louisiana Department of Family Services. She enjoyed camping and working in her yard. Eunice loved spending time with her grandchildren and family but her true passion was riding horses and showing her beloved Tennessee Walking Horses. 
Survived by:  2 Daughters and a Son in law: Patsy S. and Pete Mellin of Pensacola Beach, FL, Marie Bateman of Franklinton; Son: Kevin Burdeaux of Breaux Bridge, LA; 2 Granddaughters and a Spouse: Kaitlyn Burdeaux of Baton Rouge, Stacy Bateman Buster and Todd Buster of Mandeville; 2 Great-grandchildren: Brandon Buster and Brooke Buster; Brother: David C. Wood of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband John H. Burdeaux, her son John Wilmer “Will” Burdeaux, parents Wilmer Jacob Wood and Philonia Miller Wood and recently by son in law Don Bateman.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday June 18th from 12 pm until 2:30 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Hezekiah Magee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Jimmy Guy, Tommy Guy, Andy Guy, Jerry Guy, Curt Guy, Junior Wood

James "Jimmy" F. Foster 
Died June 16, 2016 
Mr. James “Jimmy” F. Foster, age 73, passed away on Thursday June 16, 2016, at his residence in Bogalusa, LA
He is survived by his sister Suzanne Foster, two brothers George Foster and Michael Foster.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Frederic James Foster and Myrtle Foster.

Della Bonnie Lee Dillard 
July 1, 1921 - June 16, 2016 
Della Bonnie Lee Dillard, age 94, born on July 1, 1921 in Carnes, MS, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at her residence in Bush, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda D. Duncan (Frank) and Dianne Dillard; a daughter-in-law, Phyliss W. Dillard; four grandchildren, Gordon Duncan, Sarah E. Blenet, Corey Dillard and Patrick Dillard; six great-grandchildren, Anna Blenet, Anthony Blenet, Isabella Duncan, Justin Dillard, Ashleigh Dillard and Adynn Dillard.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William H. Dillard; a son, Henry A. Dillard; her parents, Bonnie Lee and Mary A. Johnson Lee; a sister, Euna Lea Kahl; her brothers, L. V. Lee, Mitchell Lee and James Lee.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Hebron Baptist Church, 79614 Highway 41, Bush, LA 70431, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Reggie Ogea officiating. Interment to follow at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Bush, LA.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: Global Maritime Ministries, P. O. Box 750787, New Orleans, LA 70175-0787.

Frances Magee
April 21, 1930 - June 15, 2016
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.”  Revelation 21:4
The sweet Angel of Mercy moved in quietly on June 15, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital – Bogalusa, LA and bare the spirit of Frances Magee at the age of 86.
She was manager of the Genesis Singers.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories, two daughters, Doris (L.C.) Dawson, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA and Delores (Bishop A.V.) Jordan of McComb, MS; two sons, Derrick D. (Brenda) Magee of Bogalusa, LA and Don F. Magee of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers, Curley L. (Ora) Murphy of Bogalusa, LA and Willie (Bennie) Murphy of Bogalusa, LA; one grandson whom she raised as her own, Louis Dawson, III of Bogalusa, LA; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Magee was preceded in death by her mother, Ollie Mae Pittman Thomas Murphy; father, Will Thomas; two sons, Danny Powell and Darrell D. Powell; three brothers, J.W. Thomas, Julius Thomas and Charles Thomas
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 2:00PM – 7:00 PM
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church – 1408 N. Roosevelt Street – Bogalusa, LA with Rev. Dr. James Magee – Pastor Officiating. 
Interment – Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons of Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie Blair Berry
December 18, 1932 - June 15, 2016
BOBBIE NELL BLAIR BERRY, AGE 83 and a resident of the Springhill Community died at 8:25 am on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime member of Springhill Baptist Church where she formerly taught Sunday school and vacation bible school and played the piano for many years. Bobbie enjoyed gardening and tending to her roses. She liked to sew and watch birds feed from the many feeders she kept around her home. Bobbie helped care for many young children in the community but truly cherished the time spent with her own grandchildren and family.
Survived by:  Husband of 65 years: Robert D. Berry of Springhill; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Richard L. Berry and Debbie Berry of Springhill, George Roland Berry and Jo Berry of Petal, MS; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: James Richard “Rick” Berry and Jennifer Berry of Walker, LA, John Clinton “Clint” Berry and Dennye Berry of Springhill, Justin Robert Berry and Brandy Berry of Franklinton, Melinda Nell Berry Mungo of Richmond Hill, GA, Shelly Ann Berry Jackson, Anna Jo Berry Barrett and Christopher Barrett all of Petal, MS; 14 Great-grandchildren: Parker, Peyton, and Paxton Berry, Jared, Jathan, Jericho and Jackson Berry, Dylan and Dakotah Berry, Brooks, Brandon, and Ava Mungo, Eli Jackson, Nora Barrett; 2 Sisters in law: Shirley Blair, Ernestine Blair both of Silver Creek; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents George Alvin Blair and Rosa Barber Blair, 2 sisters Idel Blair Benson and Genevieve Blair, and 4 brothers George E. Blair, James Blair, Harold Blair, Everette Blair.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday June 17th from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hebron Cemetery in New Hebron, MS.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Carolyn Fruge'
January 16, 1945 - June 12, 2016
CAROLYN FRUGE’, AGE 71 and a resident of the Bonner Creek Community died at 9:30 am Sunday June 12, 2016 at her home. She was a lifelong member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church and a former fashion coordinator at West Brothers Department Store in Franklinton. Carolyn enjoyed working in her yard, camping and traveling. She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by:  Husband of 51 years: Jerry Fruge’, Sr. of Bonner Creek; Son and Daughter in law: Jerry Fruge’, Jr. and Jewel Fruge of Bonner Creek; 2 Grandchildren: Caleb Fruge’, Cailee Ann Fruge’; Sister: Betty Jerylene Tarver of Folsom; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son Brian Loyd Fruge’, grandson Joshua Fruge’, her parents Loyd W. Stafford and Bevie McLain Stafford and a brother Elroy Stafford.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday June 14th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. David Tassin officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonner Creek Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to all her many friends and family for their support and to her sister in law LaDonna Shifflett for the great love and care she provided these last few months.

Hazel Oliver Smith
November 30, 1928 - June 11, 2016
Hazel Oliver Smith and a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away at 4:15AM on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her home. She was born November 30, 1928 in Mt. Hermon, LA and was 87 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood and Friendship Circle Sunday School Class, and was a graduate of Mt. Hermon High School. Mrs. Smith loved her flowers and her garden and doing jigsaw puzzles with her friends. 
Survived by 4 daughters, Kathy Higginbotham and her husband, Roger, Kentwood, Debbie Matherne and her husband, Paul, Abbeville, Sherry Bridges and her husband, Walter, Kentwood, Lesa Cook and her husband, Lex, Ruth, MS, 5 sisters, Katherine Manning, Marietta, GA, Azalene Goetzmann, Osyka, MS, Irene Blades, Kentwood, Sarah Golmon, Kentwood, Mickey Cade, Kentwood, 4 half-sisters, Helen Sharp and her husband, Hank, Metairie, Gladys Bernard and her husband, Everett, Hammond, Beverly Coburn, and her deceased husband, Alan, Roseland, Edna Earl Leonard and her husband, Sam, Walker, 2 half-brothers, Jimmy Oliver and his wife, Janie, Paola, KS, Charles Oliver and his wife, JoAnn, Roseland, 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren 
Preceded in death by, husband, Hardy J. Smith, grandson, Timmy Huckaby, mother, Pearl Schilling Oliver Mulkey, father, Jimmy Oliver. 
Visitation at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Joey Miller. Interment Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Mt. Hermon, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Camille Ridgdell
April 3, 1950 - June 11, 2016
Camille Elaine Ridgdell age 66 passed away June 11, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa La. 
She is survived by a daughter Melissa Ridgdell Jenkins "James" of Bogalusa La. Two brothers Alvin Lott "Beverly" of Covington La, and Stanley Lott "Joyce" of Polarville Ms. One sister Christine Lott Pell "Hugh" of Slidell La. Two grandchildren Baine Jenkins and Gage Jenkins. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Sylvester Ray Ridgdell Jr. Parents Earl Aubrey Lott and Janice Mitchell Lott.Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Friday June 17, 2016 from 10 am until time for services in the chapel at 2 pm. Burial will be in Wilson Magee Cemetery. Rev. Randy Magee will officiate.


Doris Johnnie Mae Pigott
January 31, 1934 - June 9, 2016
Doris Johnnie Mae Pigott born January 31, 1934 went home to be with the lord June 9, 2016 at the age of 83.
She leaves behind a son Charles Pigott Sr. of Pennsylvania a brother, Benson Crawford Smith, of Rhode Island. 2 Sisters, Theresa Snowden and Geniel Ogundele both of Road Island, a special aunt Minster Bobbie J. Lindsey of Michigan City, Indiana, her Grandchildren, Amzie Pagott, Charles Pigott Jr, Apollo Pigott, Shukura Pigott, Nicole Pigott, Derek Pigott, William Pigott, Andre Pigott, Diana Pigott and Vincent Pigott. 3 Daughter-in-law's Casaline Pigott, Patricia Berryhill and Mavis Pigott and other family members and friends.
She is proceeded In death by her parents, Johnny and Ida Mae Freeman 2 son's Willie Pigott and Jim Pigott Jr., 2 brother's Milton Scott and Ruben Wayne Smith, a sister Emily Scott.
Visitation will be held Thursday June 16, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Bogalusa City Cemetery.

Theresa A. Wells
February 11, 1945 - June 9, 2016
Theresa A. Wells born February Feb. 11, 1945 passed away June 9, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital. She was a resident of Resthaven Living Center. She is survived by two sons, Robert Hodge of Crossroads Ms, and Charles Sanders of Bogalusa. Grandchildren Shanna Sanders, Christina Sanders, Brittnay Miller, Jacob Freeman, Chloe Jarrell. Two great grandchildren Tyrone Brinson and Payton Rogers. Nieces Shelia Odom and Cheri Meyn. 
She is preceded in death by her parents Robert Lee and Etta Mae Sanders.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday June 12, 2016 from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue of Monday June 13, 2016 from 8 am until time for service at 11 am. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery.

Ada Agusta Jones
March 12, 1923 - June 9, 2016
Ada Augusta Jones born March 12, 1923 went home to be with The Lord June 9, 2016 at the age of 93. She was a resident of Bogalusa and was a member of West Side Emmanuel Baptist Church.
She leaves behind 2 sons, James Bennie Jones Jr. and his wife Robin of Franklinton, La. and Edward Lee Jones and his wife Freda of Purvis, MS.2 daughters, Brenda Jones Fox and her husband Raymond of Baton Rouge, La. and Glenda Jones also of Baton, La. 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary A. Jenkins, her husband, James Bennie Jones Sr., 4 brothers, Elton Jenkins, Zelimar Jenkins, Helton Jenkins and Ambrose Jenkins, 2 sisters, Elouise Helton and Nina Mae Graves.
Visitation will be held Tuesday June 14, 2016 at Brown-McGehee beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Marcus Rosa will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers the family request to make donations the Bogalusa Help Center, P.O.Box 1425 Bogalusa, La. 70427.

Mary F Alford 
March 9, 1936 - June 8, 2016 
Mary F. Alford, a resident of Franklinton, LA, born March 9, 1936, passed away Wednesday June 8, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA at the age of 80.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Debra Jean Alford of Abita Springs, LA and Vickie (Marcus) Mapes of Franklinton, LA; 1 brother, David Fox of Hattiesburg, MS; 1 sister, Marion Thurston of England; 3 grandchildren, Monica (Micah) McDonald Hooge, Todd (Karen) McDonald, and Joshua Scott (Charlene) Jenkins; and 8 great- grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Densil Alford and her second husband, Joseph Alford.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral in Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements.

Eric Kevin Garic 
January 3, 1964 - June 7, 2016 
Eric Kevin Garic, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born January 3, 1964, passed away at his residence on June 7, 2016 at the age of 52.
He is survived by his fiancé, Shannon Dillon of Bogalusa, LA; 1 son, Les Applewhite Garic of Bogalusa, LA; his son’s mother Kim Applewhite of Bogalusa, LA; 3 brothers, Dennis A. Garic of Bogalusa, LA, Greg (Gail) Garic of Bogalusa, LA, and Steve “Poncho” (Laura) Garic of Pine, LA; 2 sisters, Patricia G. Erwin of New Orleans, LA and Deborah (Berferd) Hartzog of Bogalusa, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Charlene Garic and a special friend, James Seawright.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral at 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.

Marie Ann Duhon 
Died June 7, 2016 
Marie Ann Duhon, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away at Lakeview Regional Medical Center on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at the age of 59.
She is survived by 3 daughters: Tonya Duhon of Diberville, MS, Lisa Dunaway of Bogalusa, LA, and Pamela Duhon of Bogalusa, LA; 2 brothers Billy Carroll of Varnado, LA; and Leroy Carroll of Bogalusa, LA; 2 grandchildren Drake Dunaway, and Skylar Dunaway.
Marie is preceded in death by her parents: Daniel Carroll and Dollie Adams Carroll.
Visitation will be Saturday June 11, 2016, from 5:00 until 9:00p.m., and will continue Sunday June 12, 2016 from 9:00a.m., until service time of 2:00p.m., all at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at Carroll Cemetery.

Helen Crain Flynt
September 14, 1932 - June 7, 2016
HELEN CRAIN FLYNT, AGE 83 was born in Washington Parish on September 14, 1932 and died at her home in Franklinton early Tuesday morning June 7, 2016. Helen was a member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Helen’s loves of life were her family, working in her yard, riding motorcycles and camping with her husband. She will be missed by her husband, children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and all those who knew and loved her.
Survived by:  Husband of 28 years: Hilry Flynt; Children: Herbert Durwood Seals, Phyllis Seals Whitfield and late husband Scott, Michelle Jauan Seals Ramshur and husband Ricky; Grandchildren: Courtney Seals Freeman and husband George, Joshua Seals, Taylor Seals Tucker and husband Veachel, Ryan Ramshur, Whitney Ramshur Walker and husband Forest, Carlie Whitfield and Jesse Whitfield; Great Grandchildren: Grayden Dequeant, Patrick Richardson, Sidney Richardson, and Harlowe Tucker; Also numerous nieces and nephews
Preceeded in death by her father Aldon Crain, mother Annie Mae Whitehead Crain and siblings Charles Ray Crain, Jimmy Richard Crain, Evelyn Louise Breland and Walter Roy Crain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday June 9th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Edward Penton and Eld. Lerand Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the War Crain Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ryan Ramshur, Forest Walker, Josh Seals, Veach Tucker, Grayden Dequeant, Jesse Whitfield

Chinesey McKenzie Branch
May 13, 1928 - June 6, 2016
CHINESEY MCKENZIE BRANCH, AGE 88 and a resident of Pine died at 7:15 pm Monday June 6, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a longtime member of Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church that always loved to read her Bible. Chinesey enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers, while also helping take care of the family farm. She also enjoyed baking cakes, especially her famous pound cake, for her family and often baked a cake for the sick or those in need. 
Survived by:  2 Daughters and a Son in law: Gayle and Eld. Clyde Cooper of Pine, Sandra Strahan of Gulfport, MS; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: James “Milo” and Emily Branch of Bogalusa, Pat and Cathy Branch of Pine; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses; Numerous great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; Sister in law: Jimmy Lou McKenzie of Pine; Also several nieces, nephews and other family members and friends
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years Robert Branch, her parents Andrew McKenzie and Rosetta Williams McKenzie, sister and brother in law Myrtle McKenzie Singley and Delos Singley, brother and sister in law J.D. and Gladys McKenzie, and brother K.C. McKenzie.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday June 8th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Clyde Cooper and her grandson Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Haven Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Darren Cooper, Darrell Cooper, Clint Cooper, Steven Branch, Robbie Strahan, Michael Strahan

Velmon Cotton
May 2, 1927 - June 5, 2016 
Velmon J. Cotton was born May 2, 1927 in Hub, MS to the union of Clyde Jefferson and Sarah Ratliff. Velmon was the youngest of five children: Maefield, Eddie, Aldonia and Theresa (Pinkie) all of whom preceded her in death.
Velmon was the widow of Nelson Cotton. Later in life she became a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church, where she attended. Sister Cotton loved the Lord Jesus Christ. She lived a Christ like life. Her smile and laughter will be missed. If you talked to her she would tell you about the goodness of the Lord. She would always say, when Jesus comes back, He would ask did you tell anyone about Me?
Sister Cotton leaves to celebrate her life and homegoing, five children: Sarah Hayward of Houston, TX, Charles Robinson of Bogalusa, Samuel and Cora Gooden of Detroit, MI, Gregory and Barbara Ann Robinson of San Antonio, TX, Michael and Barbara Gail Robinson of Houston, TX. Also joining in the celebration of life, fourteen (14) grandchildren, twenty (20) great grandchildren , twenty-five (25) nieces and nephews.
Visitation Friday, June 10, 2016 from 2 – 5 pm in the chapel with funeral service on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00 am at Second Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Darrell Self, pastor and Rev. Christopher Matthews, Sr. Interments, Bogalusa Cemetery.
Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Benton Bernard Kennedy, Sr.
September 24, 1933 - June 4, 2016
Benton Bernard Kennedy Sr. born September 24, 1933 went home to be with The Lord on June 4, 2016 at the age of 82. He owner of Kennedy Fish Traps and he was a member of Angie Baptist Church . Benton served his country by serving in the United States Air Force.
He Leaves behind his beloved wife, Carolyn Thornhill Kennedy of Angie, a son Benton Bernard Kennedy Jr. of Angie, a daughter, Cheryl Watts and her husband Billy of Angie, two grandchildren, Christina Lott and her husband Mark and Billy Watts Jr., two great-grand children, Mark Aaron Lott Jr. and Lucas Paul Lott and also numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Bonnie Mae Baughman Kennedy and a brother , Donald L. Kennedy.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee on Wednesday June 8, 2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Thursday June 9, 2016 after 9:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev Larry Mizell will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery located in Angie. La.

Elvin Ray Schilling
October 23, 1949 - June 4, 2016
ELVIN RAY SCHILLING AGE 66 and a resident of Enon died early Saturday morning June 4, 2016 at his home. Ray was a member of Mount Zion United Pentecostal Church and a former longtime diesel mechanic for Marvin Bennett Trucking. He loved worshiping the Lord and had a special place in his heart for his church family. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors and often spent time bird watching from his porch. He always cherished the time spent with his family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  Wife: Bobbie Mason Schilling of Enon; 4 Children and Spouses: Laurie and Karl Sharp of Franklinton, Alton Hart of Jackson, MS, Tina Hartfield, Carolyn Touchstone both of Bogalusa; 12 Grandchildren: Kodi Sharp, Zachary Sharp, Arianna Hartfield, Austin Hartfield, Colby Hartfield, Joshua Hartfield, Katie Hines, Blake Hart, Caleb Touchstone, Hanna Touchstone, Ben Touchstone, Lenzie Spencer; 2 Brothers: James Schilling of Brookhaven, Bobby Schilling of Franklinton; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Sharon and McCauley Sheridan of Plainview, Darlene and Jim Harvestone of Brookhaven, Wilda McNeese of Franklinton, Shelia and Donald Webre of Tickfaw; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin Schilling and Nora Mae O’Bryant Schilling.
Visitation will be at Mount Zion Pentecostal Church Sunday June 5th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral will be held at 11 am Monday in the church with Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Bryan Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Corkern Cemetery.

Mary L. Easterling Bohnenstiehl 
October 6, 1947 - June 3, 2016
Mary L. Easterling Bohnenstiehl, 68, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Friday June 3, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
Mrs. Mary is survived by her husband Gerry Bohnenstiehl; 2 sons Charlie (Charlene) Easterling and George (Julie) Phelps; a daughter Judy Easterling; step sons Jason Bohnenstiehl and Bryan Bohnenstiehl; a brother Doug Phelps; grandchildren Jessica Lewis, Georgie Phelps, Patrick, Michael and Kellie Easterling, and Bryn and Kate Bohnenstiehl.
She is preceded in death by her brothers Leonard Phelps, S. J. Phelps, John Phelps, George Phelps; and a grandson Cody Brewer.
Visitation will be Monday June 6, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:30 am until the funeral service at 12:00 pm with Rev. Leo Burge officiating. Interment will follow at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mary Louise Smith
August 11, 1941 - June 1, 2016
Mary Louise Smith age 74 passed away June 1, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a resident of Franklinton La. She is survived by two sons, Robert Jay Smith Jr. of Houston Tx and Jimmy Anthony Smith of San Diego Calif. One daughter Donna Marie Smith Norton of Franklinton La. Brothers Henry Young of Varnado La and Charles Young of Gulfport Ms. Sisters Sarah Kelley of Warnerton La and Delona Young of Bogalusa La. Four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
She is survived by her husband Robert Jay Smith Sr. parents Henry and Lydia Martin Young, Half brother John D. Martin and Robert Alfred Young. Sister Ruby Nell Blackburn. 
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 5 pm until 9 pm and it will continue on Sunday from 10 am until time for service in the chapel at 2 pm. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Wesley Quave will Officiate.

Richard Lee "Spence" Spencer, Jr. 
December 17, 1967 - June 1, 2016 
Richard Lee "Spence" Spencer, Jr., a resident of Bush, LA, age 48, born on December 17, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Shelly Spencer of Bush, LA; two daughters, Mindy Spencer of Bush, LA and Misty Spencer of Covington, LA; a son, Kevyn Knight of Conowingo, Maryland; his mother, Ellen Esposito of Baltimore, Maryland; a sister, Tanya Bardo Ey of Conowingo, Maryland; two brothers, Pete Esposito and Michael Spencer both of Baltimore, Maryland; six grandchildren, Bradley Adkins, Hunter Adkins, McKenzie Wright, Spencer Wright, August Glass and Baby Glass.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Palestine Baptist Church from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 6:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating.

Kiniaki Shawaiki Williams 
May 12, 1983 - May 31, 2016
Kiniaki (Naski) S. Williams, Sr., was born May 12, 19833 to Pansy Williams and the late Larry Fowler.
He was a loving, caring and one of the most lively person you could meet. He made everyone happy with joy and laughter. He always had advice to give you. Naski touched and impacted so many lives. His life as he lived it speaks for him today.
No life is ever complete without friends who endured our lives along the way. He was affectionately know to family and friends as "NASKI". We should live like Naski did in love and peace.
Naski joined church at an early age and was baptized under the leadership of the late Rev. Columbus Muse.
He was a source of inspiration, strength and laughter. On January 16, 2009, his son, the love of his eye, his heartbeat, Kiniaki S. Williams, Jr., was born. And as a father, he truly and sincerely loved his son K. J.
In the early morning hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Naski season ended at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA. He will be greatly missed. He left some of himself for each of us to carry in our hearts.
Naski leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Pansy Williams of Progress, MS, stepfather, Dwayne Gutter of Progress, MS, grandfather and grandmother, Willie and Mary Fowler of Franklinton, LA; six brothers: Teewha Williams (Jasmine) of Mt. Hermon, LA, LaBrandon Fowler of Tulsa, OK, Leonard Fowler of Folson, LA, Larry Fowler of Columbus, GA, D'Morial Manning of Franklinton, LA; stepsister, Taylor Gutter, Hayward, GA; god sisters, Tiffany Williams, Anna, TX and Mysham Watson, Franklinton, LA, godparents, Janice Kay Magee and Calvin Magee; four godsons: Daelyn Haney, Markel Francis, Cameron McElveen, Collin Williams and a Devine host of aunts and uncles and forever loving cousins, nieces and nephews. A devoted friend and family, Jessica Burkhalter and the Burkhalter family.
Visitation: Friday, June 10, 2016 from 2 - 5pm Family Hour: 6 - 7 pm
Funeral: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:00pm Union Chapel AME Church, Rev. Sherman Berry, officiating

Barbara McElveen
October 21, 1940 - May 31, 2016
BARBARA HUSSER MCELVEEN, AGE 75 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 4:40 pm Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and a former longtime nurse at Southeast Louisiana Hospital. Barbara was an Honorable Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star who enjoyed cooking and gardening. She loved reading all types of books and camping. Barbara liked making crafts, quilting and crocheting small items like doll clothes.
Survived by:  Husband of 60 years: Paul McElveen of Mt. Hermon; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Anthony Bishop McElveen, Sr. of Albany, Patrick N. and Lynn McElveen of Mt. Hermon; 2 Grandchildren: Bishop McElveen, Melinda McElveen; 3 Sisters: Margie, Fleeda, and Emily; Also survived by numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Deedrah McElveen, infant son Scott McElveen, parents David Earl Husser and Myrtle Corkern Husser, 8 sisters and 3 brothers. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday June 3rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Scott Spinks officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Patrick McElveen, Anthony McElveen, Bishop McElveen, Johnny Istre, Erik Tagert, Richard Lawrence.

Emma Thomas Barber
October 15, 1915 - May 31, 2016
EMMA THOMAS BARBER, AGE 100 and a resident of Thomas died Tuesday May 31, 2016 at the La Maison Leisure Living Center in Denham Springs. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, gardening and working in her yard when she was able. Emma liked to cook for her family and loved reading her Bible.
Survived by:  Daughter: Helen Thomas of Thomas; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Lee Wiley and Virginia Barber of Vicksburg, MS,
Phillip Ray and Deborah Barber of Thomas; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Ricky Barber, Sherilyn and Steve Abney, Jeff and Sabrina Thomas, Tim and Angela Thomas, Blake and Latisha Barber, Kyle and Ashley Barber; 14 Great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Anslee Barber, granddaughter Marilyn Barber, an infant grandson, her parents Louis Thomas and Katie Rogers Thomas, 3 sisters Gertrude Hunt, Rosette Sharp and Lottie Barber.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday June 2nd from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Marlon Arceneaux and Rev. Norman Hoyt officiating. Entombment will follow in the Thomas Family Mausoleum.
Pallbearers: Blake Barber, Kyle Barber, Jeff Thomas, Tim Thomas, Brent Barber, Austin Barber, Steve Abney

Herbert Wayne Smith
April 5, 1952 - May 30, 2016
Herbert Wayne Smith, born April 5, 1952, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at the age of 64.
He was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Poplarville, Miss., and the Bogalusa American Legion Post 24. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army.
He leaves behind a daughter, April Lynn Smith Pitre of Houma; two brothers, Bobby (Diane) Smith of Millry, Ala., and Donny (Nina Kaye) Stevison of Poplarville; two sisters, Nelda Janet Anderson of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Deborah Jean Atwood of Seminary, Miss.; two grandchildren, LenaClaire Pitre and Carson Paul Pitre; and other family members and friends.
He is preceded by his parents, Herbert Hoover Smith and Elizabeth Riles Smith.
Visitation will be held in Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, June 3, and will resume Saturday, June 4, after 8 a.m. until the service time at 10 a.m. After religious services, the interment will follow at the Pomenah Cemetery in the veterans' section.

Elbert Miley
December 8, 1946 - May 29, 2016
Elbert E. Miley, 69, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016, at his residence in Bogalusa.
He was employed by Crown Zellerbach/Gaylor Papermill for 33 years and retired from the National Guard after serving 20 years.
Elbert enjoyed antique cars, spending time with his family, and most of all going to ballgames to watch his grandchildren play.
He is survived by a daughter, DeAnn (Byron) Forbes of Franklinton; a son, Britt Miley of Bogalusa; grandchildren, Allison Forbes, Aaron Forbes, Morgan Miley, Jordan Miley and Jackson Miley; his brother, Larry Miley of Provencal; and two sisters, Jean (Larry) Brown of Bogalusa and Elaine (Ed) Carroll of Bogalusa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ardis Miley and Myra Miley Jarrell; and a brother, Lon Miley.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 1, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will resume Thursday, June 2, after 8 a.m. until the service time at noon. The Rev. Elder Mark Hobgood will officiate the services with interment to follow at Lon Miley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Slaughter, Greg Slaughter, Albert Davis, Joe Davis, Lavon Forbes and Brett Pounds.

Ray McClain Powell 
July 24, 1931 - May 29, 2016 
Ray McClain Powell, a resident of Crossroads, MS, age 84, born on July 24, 1931, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Belle Powell of Crossroads, MS; one daughter, Terri L. Smith (Mike) of Crossroads, MS; two sons, Warren R. Powell (Anita) of Katy, TX and Gordon H. Powell (Laura) of Cypress, TX; son-in-law, John Chutz of Houston, TX; one brother, Burnell H. Powell, Jr. (Josie) of Denham Springs, LA; nine grandchildren, Daniel R. Schmid (fiancee Mandi Smith), Justin W. Powell, Brandon C. Schmid, Anne K. Dalrymple (Will), Cody Powell (Callie), Tabitha M. Powell, Cassidy M. Powell, Caitlin M. Stanford and Kevin Smith (Cassandra); four great-grandchildren, Kaity Ray Powell, Scarlett A. Powell, London Smith and Trevin Smith.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Lois Ann Chutz; and his parents, Burnell and Lois Powell, Sr.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday. June 1, 2016 from 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Bill Moon officiating.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Schmid, Justin Powell, Brandon Schmid, Cody Powell, John Chutz and Mike Smith; Honorary Pallbearers will be Denny Ducker and Kevin Smith.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 6055 South Loop East, Houston TX 77087 or online at Alz.org/donate.

Alexis Brianna Levi 
February 3, 2016 - May 28, 2016
“And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise” Luke 23:43
Alexis Brianne Levi was born on February 3, 2016 in Bogalusa, LA to Kelli Shanice Burkhalter and Kevin Everett Levi.
Alexis leaves to cherish her memories; two sisters: Tameal Lashay and Latasha Marie of Arlington, TX; two brothers: Kevin E. Levi, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA and J’Keiston Levi of Ft. Worth, TX. Grandmother, Carolyn Burkhalter of Franklinton, LA; aunts: Kamila Burkhalter of Los Angeles, CA, Karla (Chris) Penton, Maeoceal (Larry) Brown, Chequita (Brandon) Short, Crystal (Jerrold) Montgomery all of Bogalusa, LA, Kimberly Burkhalter an Kendra Burkhalter of Franklinton, LA. Uncles: Keith (Julie) Levi of Holland, MI, Douglas (Brenda) Levi, Robert (Chandra) Levi, Kendrick (Tessa) Varnado, Rafael (Loren) Wilson and Sabashon (Deon) Levi all of Bogalusa, LA;
Her most special memories: a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins, Marie Brock, Adnesha Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Patterson and Mr. & Mrs. Washington, and Casey.
She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Anthony Burkhalter, Larry Walter Levi; grandmother, Mary Alice Levi, aunt, Felicia Levi McGriggs and uncle Jeffery Levi.
Visitation is Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home, 638 Columbia Street, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 70427.  A funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm.

Rhonda Denise Watson
July 3, 1955 - May 27, 2016
Rhonda Denise Watson age 60 passed away May 27, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton La after a lengthly illness. She was a resident of Bogalusa La, and Member of First Baptist Church. 
She is survived by her husband of 31 years James B. Watson, a son Jimmy H. Smith Jr (Denise) and granddaughter Kyla Briann Vallejo of Franklinton La. One sister Debra Lynn Cotton (Doy) of Bogalusa. Sisters-in-laws Mary Smith, Becky Watson, Sharon Thornhill and Evelyn "Tiny" Smith (Jimmy Sr.) of Franklinton.
She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Jeanette Gerald, sister Linda Wise, two brothers Mark and Mike Gerald, and grandson Kaden Vallejo.
Rhonda loved spending time with her granddaughter Kyla and her Boogi (her fur Baby)
Arrangements are incomplete

Audrey Lee Thomas
March 28, 1948 - May 26, 2016
Audrey Lee Thomas born March 28, 1948 passed away peacefully with her family at her side on May 26, 2016 at the age of 68.  She was a devoted housewife and mother and a resident of the Bush community.
She leaves behind her husband, George "Ron" Thomas of Bush, two sons, Donald Eugene Thomas and Richard Dennis Thomas both of Bush, a brother, Larry Penton of Natchez, MS. Three sisters, Pearl Mae Geraldson of Natchez, MS., Margaret Watson of Franklinton and Mamie Penton of Bogalusa, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Vaserie Dykes Penton, a son, George R. Thomas II, a brother, Julias Penton and a sister, Vallerie Vaughn.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday May 28, 2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and will resume after 8:00 A.M. May 29, 2016 until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate the service with the Interment following at the Thomas Cemetery located in Bush, La.

Wayne Knight
December 13, 1931 - May 25, 2016
JAMES WAYNE KNIGHT, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died early Wednesday morning May 25, 2016. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Wayne was retired from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. He was an active member of the Riverside Medical Center Board of Directors for 17 years where he served as Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. Wayne enjoyed gardening and traveling, alongside his wife, to vacation spots throughout the country. He was an avid college sports fan, especially his beloved Ole Miss Rebels, and would often attend games while also watching them on TV any chance that he could.
Survived by:  2 Sons and Daughters in law: Dr. Tom Knight and Mindy Knight of Austin, TX, Russell and Becky Knight of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Cindy and Jim Wamble of West Point, MS; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Dr. Greg Knight, Kimberly Knight Hart, (J.D.) and Michael Hart, Dr. Steve Knight and Dr. Anna Knight, James and Paige Wamble, Andrew and Linda Wamble, Macaulay and Robert Whitaker, Scott Knight, Andrew and Pamela Blair; 10 Great-grandchildren: Daniel Hart, Elizabeth Knight, Taylor Wamble, James Wamble IV, Drew Wamble, Eli Wamble, Abbey Wamble, Tom Whitaker, Dade Whitaker, Kruz Blair; 2 Sisters in law: Betty Carr, Sybil Babington; Brother in law: J.S. Thomas; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Sally Babington Knight, his parents Percell Knight and Ina Lee Renfro Knight, 2 brothers Otto Knight, L.C. Knight, and 4 sisters Christine K. Thomas, Melba K. Hutsell, Maudie K. Clancy and Olean K. Corkern.
Visitation will be held at Centenary Methodist Church; 1015 Cleveland St., Franklinton, LA; on Saturday June 4th at 1 pm. A memorial service will follow at 2 pm with Rev. Mike Palermo and Bro. Brent King officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Riverside Medical Center Foundation or to Centenary Methodist Church. 

Betty Brewer
July 29, 1948 - May 22, 2016
BETTY CAVES BREWER, AGE 67 and a resident of Pine died Sunday afternoon May 22, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church who enjoyed drinking coffee while relaxing on her porch. Betty formerly did crocheting, including baby gifts and unique dolls for her family and friends. She always tried to take care of the needs others and loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Survived by:  2 Daughters and Sons in law: Betty Leeanne Varnado and Ronnie Rawson of Pine, Debra Denise and Tres Sylvest of Mt. Hermon; Son: Jimmy Brewer, Jr. of Pine; Grandchildren and Spouses: Amanda Renee’ Lachney and Michael Lachney, Danielle Johnson and Jenny Mack, Kenneth Brewer, Montana Brewer, Ashlyn Brewer, Amber Brewer, Justin Sylvest; Great-grandson: Joseph Lachney; 2 Sisters: Golda Sumrall, Billy Ann Sumrall; 4 Brothers and Spouses: John Earl and Verla Mae Caves, Tommy and Nell Caves, Floyd Caves and Lola Pippin, Donald Caves and Steve Keyes; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Brewer, Sr., her parents Bill Caves and Agnes Corkern Caves and a brother Roy Caves.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 24th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Yancy Magee and Bro. Steve Keyes officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tres Sylvest, Ronnie Rawson, Michael Lachney, Kyle Rawson, Kenneth Brewer, Jenny Mack

Paulette Jones Spears Phelps
October 1, 1946 - May 22, 2016
PAULETTE JONES SPEARS PHELPS, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:21 PM Sunday, May 22, 2016 at her residence.  She was retired from the Washington Parish Clerk of Court Office. She was a member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church but attended New Beginnings Church.
Survived by:  Son and daughter in law: Byron and Tammy Spears of Bogalusa; Daughter: Mandy Phelps; 2 Grandsons: Thailyr Spears and Jake Miller Spears; Granddaughter: Bailey Spears; Great Great grandson: Braylin Spears; 2 Sisters:  Shirley Thomas, Elouise Jones; Brother and sister in law:  Malloye and Nell Jones; 2 Sisters in law:  Jean Jones and Hazel Jones; Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her first husband Talmadge Spears and her second David Phelps, her son Larue Spears, her parents, 5 sisters and brothers in law Margie and Adnell Magee, Joyce McDaniel, Eloise and Kenny Lee and Charles Sullivan, Clearmenthian and Joby Magee, Doris and J.E. “Big Boy” Magee, and brother in law Phillip Thomas, 5 brothers Eldridge Jones, Elvin Jones, Kenneth Jones, Hunter Jones, and Aubrey Jones and sister in law Margie Sonier.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 9 AM until 2 PM. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Geraldine Hennick Morris 
August 29, 1936 - May 22, 2016 
Geraldine Hennick Morris, a resident of Franklinton, LA, age 79, born on August 29, 1936 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
She is survived by three daughters, Denise Martin, Pam Tageant (Tim) and Debby Major (Kenny); four grandsons, Michael Formby, Wesley Williams, Conner Tageant and Hayden Tageant; one brother, Roy Hennick.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Martin and Jewell Morris; her parents, Harold Hennick and Bonnie Evalyn Sartin Hennick; two sisters, Harold Jean Hennick and Ann Hennick Otzenberger.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Micah Collins officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Mildred S. Peters 
September 1, 1934 - May 21, 2016 
Sister Mildred Weary Spikes Peters was born on September 1, 1934 to the parentage of the late Edna Elzy Peters and Henry Crumedy. She was adopted by the late Oscar & Mamie Weary.
Sister Mildred joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and remained a faithful servant there until her heath failed her. She served in several capacities in the church, and was president of the senior choir for 29 years.
Sister Mildred was formerly educated at Wesley Ray High School and continued her education at Southern University & A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She taught school in the Washington Parish School in the Washington Parish School System for 40 years.
Sister Mildred united in holy matrimony with the late Jessie Spikes and to this union two (2) children were born. She later united in holy matrimony with the late Jesse Peters.
She leaves to cherish her memories: three (3) daughters: LaTony Weary (Charles, Sr.) of Angie, LA, Lori Henry (Phillip) of Sterling Heights, MI, Clara Wilson of Baton Rouge, LA; one son, Alfred Hines (Shandra) of Bogalusa, LA; stepchildren: Sheila Brown (Milton) of Belle Chase, LA, Stella Morris & Royce Morris of Bogalusa, LA; two nephews that she raised as her own: Russell Cole (Kimberlyn) of Denham Springs, Bronco Cole of Jackson, MS. Godchildren: Ilean L. Jourdan (Melvin) of Katy, TX, Alma Martin (Jim) of Angie, LA, Shawn Dillon (Bobby) of Angie, LA, Lula B. Tanner of Baton Rouge, LA, Houston Booth of LaPlace, LA, Robert Booth, Jr. of Sun, LA, Cheryl J. Peters of TX and Jhyren Pigott of Angie, LA. She is also survived by three (3) sisters: Seleather Mark (Maurice) of MS, Edgie L. Crumedy and Beatrice Crumedy of MS, one brother, Collis “Peter” Crumedy (Yolanda) . Grandchildren: Charles E. Weary, Jr., and Madysen M. Weary of LA, Jordan A. Henry of MI, Phillip Henry J. (Lori) of MI, Joseph Henry (Val) of GA. A special cousin, Willie M. Cole of LA, a special friend and caregiver, Ms. Lila “Nita” Williams of LA, a special niece, Ms. Patricia May Jones of LA, a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a brother, Walter Collins Crumedy and a sister, Henrietta Alexander.

Joseph "J.W." Williams
April 23, 1927 - May 21, 2016
JOSEPH “J. W.” WILLIAMS, AGE 89 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:19 am Saturday may 21, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was retired after a long career with the maintenance department of the East Baton Rouge Parish Government. J.W. was a Merchant Marine during World War II and an outdoorsman that enjoyed squirrel and deer hunting and camping. He was formerly a member of the Cruising Cajuns and alongside his wife had visited all 50 states. J.W. liked horses and enjoyed woodworking. He adored his wife of 63 years, the love of his life, and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survived by:  4 Children and Spouses: Barbara and Thomas Wilson of Cleveland, OH, Daryl and Gwen Williams of Baton Rouge, Joseph Dennis and Vivian Williams, Virginia Martrain all of Denham Springs; 7 Grandchildren; 18 Great-grandchildren; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Betty Wilson, Loreda Holden, Johnnie Sue and Elwood Addison; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Audie Rollins Williams, his parents, a grandson Joseph Coleson Williams, a brother Loyd Williams, a sister Arlene Clary and an infant brother Lynn Williams. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home; 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA; on Thursday May 26th from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Egan Health Care and Lisa, Linda and Steve Bradford, Daryl and Tony Stogner for their committed support and to the family members who helped care for him, Loreda “Tiny” Holden, Betty Wilson, Rhonda and Mike, Justin and Madeline.

Bessie Seals Ard
September 30, 1926 - May 20, 2016
BESSIE REE SEALS ARD, AGE 89 and a resident of the Hilltop Community passed from this life to her eternal home on Friday May 20, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital surrounded by her family. Bessie was born on September 30, 1926 and was a charter member of Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church in Stateline. She worked for many years in sales at the former Morgan and Lindsey’s and Gibson’s stores in Bogalusa and later as a lunchroom worker at Pine School before retiring as a lunchroom supervisor at the Angie Junior High School. Bessie enjoyed gardening, cooking and caring for her beautiful flower beds. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family and fellowshipping with her church family.
Survived by:  Husband of 71 years: T.W. Ard of the Hilltop Community; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Evelyn Ard Blair and Sam Blair, Brenda Ard Simon and Nolan Simon all of the Hilltop Community; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Troy Wayne and Michelle Ard of Angie, Darrell Lynn and Wendy Ard of the Hilltop Community; 14 Grandchildren and Spouses: Tyrone and Caron Blair, Vickie Blair Dillon, Michael and Linda Simon, Nicole Simon Gonzales and L.J. Gonzales, Kandace Ard McKenzie and Derrick McKenzie, Troy Ann Ard, Ariel Seal, Holly Seal, Amber Seal Taylor and T.J. Taylor, Sonya Ard, Emily Ard, MaryOnna Ard, Harrison Freeman, Preston Freeman; 20 Great-grandchildren; 9 Great-great-grandchldren; Sister: Evie Seals Ard of Angie; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Fletcher Eugene Seals and Cynthia Williams Seals, two sisters Athalee Seals Tynes and Ruby Jane Seals Forbes, two brothers Leonard Seals and Clifford Seals.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday May 22nd from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Clyde Cooper, Eld. Glynn Erwin and Eld. Yancy Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. 
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staffs of St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Hospice of St. Tammany and to their many friends and church family for their loving and caring support.
Pallbearers: Bruce Ard, Charles Ray Ard, Keith Ard, Matthew Ard, Shermitt Ellis, Lavon Forbes, Horace Seals, Don Wheat

Artelia Keen Easterling
September 25, 1921 - May 20, 2016
Artelia Keen Easterling age 94 passed away May 20, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a resident of Angie La and a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church in Bogalusa La. She is survived by one daughter Wanda E. Pigott "Virgil" of Angie La. One brother Willard Keen of Bogalusa, one sister Bernice Jones of Bogalusa. One grandchild Jamie K. Pigott of South Houston and a great-grandchild Lawanna L Crutcher of South Houston. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Evan Easterling, parents Joe and Ola Kirkland Keen, and numerous other brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held on Sunday May 22, 2016 in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 5 p.m. til 9 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday from 8 a.m. until for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gradens. Rev. Field Thigpen will officiate. 

Billy Bullock
August 31, 1939 - May 17, 2016
Billy Earl Bullock was born to the late Luberta Norward Watts and Atlas Bullock in Prentiss, MS on August 31, 1939. He was the fourth child of six siblings. He departed this life on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Halcyon Hospice House in Atlanta, GA.
At a very early age in life he moved from Prentiss, MS to New Orleans, LA where he met and married the love of his life Josia Conerly. Together they nurtured four children.
Into his adulthood, he worked various jobs including a gas station attendant, and heavy equipment operator for Boh Bros. Construction Company. 
While visiting Mt. Hermon, LA he attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he later joined under the leadership of Rev. Willard Vernon. Since that time he received guidance under Rev. Johnny Causey, Sr. and Rev. Johnny Johnson, Sr.
Billy was a dedicated, loyal, devoted husband and father. He loved to spend time with his family and close friends with good home cooked country food.
He leaves to cherish his memories four children; Wanda (Ernest) McLaughlin, Cartersville, GA; Keith (Geniece) Bullock, New Orleans, LA; Elynn Bullock, Houston, TX; and JaJuan Bullock, Atlanta, GA; one brother, Oscar L. (Vera) Bullock of Duarte, CA, nine grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. Two brothers-in-law, Eight sisters-in-law, also a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and closest friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Luberta and Atlas; wife, Josia; four brothers; Victor, Edward, Austin Bullock, and James Watts; one sister Ruby Bullock.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rev. George Butler, Pastor. 
Interment will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Franklinton, are in charge of arrangements.

Katherine Alexander Watts
January 04, 1927 - May 17, 2016
Katherine Alexander Watts was born January 4, 1927 in Tangipahoa Louisiana to the late Mattie Ruffins Alexander and Jim Alexander. 
Katherine was the ninth of nine children all eight preceded her in death.
Katherine attended Tangipahoa colored school in Tangipahoa, LA. Katherine was very well known for her stylish dressing and shopping. July 19, 1952 Katherine and the late Alvin Watts were united in holy matrimony in New Orleans, LA. Alvin was a loving step-father to Dorothy Fultz Keller.
God embraced Katherine on Tuesday at 12 noon at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home in Kentwood, LA.
She is survived by one loving daughter, Dorothy Fultz Keller of Tangipahoa, LA; one grandson, Kelvin Dixon (Lorena) of Houston, TX; one great grandson, Kelvin Jevon Dixon of Urvana, OH; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Watts; sisters, Martha Jackson, Pearl Wessy, Clara Alexander Bell, Mabel Alexander Ard; brothers, Dan Alexander, Sr. and James Alexander; parents, Mattie Ruffin and Jim Alexander.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is from 9 am to 11 am May 21, 2016 at Quinn's Chapel AME Church in Tangipahoa, Louisiana.  A funeral service will follow at 11 am.

Edwin Bernell "Lightening" Simmons
May 15, 1954 - May 17, 2016
Edwin "Lightening" Simmons born May 15, 1954 went home to be with The Lord on May 17, 2016 at the age of 62. He was an Employee for the City of Bogalusa with 35 years of service and also worked for the Bogalusa Daily News and the Washington Parish District Attorney's Office. He served as Assistant Advisor for Venture Crew 785 B.S.A for 5 years, and was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 31 years, Rose Alfonso Simmons of Bogalusa, a son, Steven Isaac Simmons of Bogalusa, a brother, James Earl Simmons of Varnado, La. And a half sister, Sharon Kaye Manzellie of Kenner, La. and other family members and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Esco Simmons and Audrey Holmes.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday May 19, 2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Friday morning May 20, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Joe Rozelle will officiate the services with the interment following in the Pounds Cemetery.

Willie Ray Cassady
May 27, 1963 - May 16, 2016
Willie (Billy) Cassady age 52 of Bogalusa, LA passed away May 16, 2016. He was born May 27, 1963 in Covington County to Willis Cassady and Betty Henson Cassady. Billy worked clearing trees and right a ways for electrical power companys. He was preceded in death by wife, Joyce Fillingame; father, Willis Cassady; mother, Betty Henson Cassady.
He is survived by sister, Debra Hartline, brothers, Junior, Josh, Allen and Kevin Cassady, son, Michael Scott, daughter, Kelly Scott, numerous grandchildren including granddaughter, Jocelyn Hunt.
Funeral services for Billy Casady will be 2PM Thursday May 19, 2016 at Evans Funeral Home, 1972 6th Street, Florala, Alabama 36442. Visitation will be 1 hour before services.

Bobbie Jean Mickell
July 10, 1952 - May 15, 2016
Bobbie Jean Smith Mickell was born July 10, 1952 to the union of Sallie Barnes and the late M.C. Barnes, in Wesson, MS. " Bob as she was affectionately known by friends and family, she was the eldest of three girls.
"Bob" attended school at Central Memorial High School and later attended Job Corps in Gathrie, OK. Bob loved to cook and held numerous jobs that fulfilled her passion for cooking. 
Bob joined Harry's Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age and later moved her membership to Fully Committed Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Tina Graham and served until her death.
Bob was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Allen Mickell on April 25,2003.
She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband, Allen Mickell; one son, James Brown, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Donna Brown also of Bogalusa, LA; her mother Sallie Barnes; three sisters, Catherin Barnes, Alva (Joe) Lewis of Bogalusa, La, and Melissa (McKenzie) Gardner of Hattiesburg, MS; two brothers, Jerome (Sonya) Bowie of Wesson, MS, and Michael ( Patricia) Barnes of Collins, MS; one step daughter, Tiffany Marshall; three step sons, Allen Mickell Jr., William Mickell, and Davion Robby; sisters-in-law, Billie (Jerome) Parts of Chicago, ILL, Glenda Ramkins and Voncile Ramkins of Hattiesburg, MS; brothers-in-law, Willie and Evan Ramkins of Chicago; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, two special friends, Debra Plumager, Josephine Termine, and Linda Franklin; one niece, Shekimah Magee; three nephews, Christopher Hensley, Kevin Hensley, and Fredrick Magee; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and relatives. 
She was preceded in death by her father, M.C. Barnes; grandparents, James and Beulah Smith, and Clarence and Leamer Bowie; stepson, Matthew Mickell; mother-in-law, Edna Ruth Lindsey; brother-in-law, Charles Rankins; sister-in-law, Lovie Lee, Linda Rankins and Yvonne Rankins.
Visitation is May 20, 2016 from 2 pm to 7 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A funeral service is scheduled for 2 pm May 21, 2016 at Harry's Chapel United Methodist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Jimmy Karl Polk 
May 3, 1935 - May 14, 2016 
Jimmy Karl Polk, age 81, born on May 3, 1935 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at his residence in Sandy Hook, MS.  He was a United States Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Regan Payne of Sandy Hook, MS; two step-sons, Bryan Payne of Bolivar, TN and Brandon Payne of Foxworth, MS; two step-grandchildren, Olivia Payne and Tanner Payne; nieces and nephews, Johnnie Polk, Jimmy Polk, Patricia Polk of Luling, LA, and Jan Johnson of Florida.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Polk; his parents, James K. Polk and Beulah Nobles Polk.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. The Rev. Timothy Bass and Rev. Sammy Foxworth will be officiating. Interment to follow at Isabel Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Vicki Foil 
Died May 14, 2016 
Vicki Lynn Foil, a resident of Bogalusa, La, passed away Saturday May 14, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center at the age of 60.
She is survived by her companion Ronald Smith; daughters Shannon (Kelley) Penton, Lynsey (Jeremy) Ebarb, and Bobbie Nell (Robert) Adams; a son Joey (Judy) Saraceno; a sister Tammy (Ralph) Penton; grandchildren Joseph Saraceno, Zachary Saraceno, Alyson Saraceno, Caitlyn Penton, Braison Ebarb, Baylen Ebarb, Landan Foil, Peytan Graham, Jasmine Adams, Brent Adams, Lonnie Wade Adams.
Vicki is preceded in death by a son Shaun Foil; brothers Keith Foil, Tommy Foil, and Milton Foil; a grandchild Jaelyn Ebarb and her parents Houston Foil and Hazel Jenkins.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday May 19, 2016, from 10:00 until service time of 2:00pm. The Rev. Kelley Penton will be officiating and interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Thomas Melvin Adams
February 22, 1930 - May 11, 2016
THOMAS MELVIN ADAMS, AGE 86 and a resident of Isabel died at 6:40 pm Wednesday May 11, 2016 at his son’s home. He was a former truck driver for many years with Smith and Smith, Inc. in Franklinton and a member of True Light Baptist Church who enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. Melvin was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He enjoyed bird watching and listening to gospel music and going to gospel concerts. Melvin adored his family and loved spending quality time with his grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife: Clara Jones Adams of Isabel; Step-Son and Daughter in law: Ricky and Debbie McNeese of Isabel; Step-Daughter and Son in law: Terri and Chad Manning of Franklinton; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Heath McNeese, Kristen and Wade Fitzsimons, Joshua McNeese, Brandon and Ashley Manning, Kasey Manning; Great-granddaughter: Nicole Claire Manning; Brother: Curtis Adams of Isabel; Sister: Yvonne Williams of Isabel; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Jeanee’ Nicole Adams, his mother Alice Glass Adams, father and step-mother Otis Adams and Frances Baham Adams, 2 brother Larry Adams, Lawrence Adams and a sister Shirley McCarthy
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday May 13th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler and Rev. Billy Gill officiating. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery.

George Kenneth "Pat" Patterson 
April 7, 1919 - May 11, 2016 
George Kenneth "Pat" Patterson, age 97, born on April 7, 1919, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by two daughters, Stacy Patterson (Earl) and Kennie Mackey (Robert); five grandchildren, Robert A. Mackey, III, Scott Mackey, Chris Mackey, Haley Acquistapace, and Kirk Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Nyla Bell, Laila Mackey, Ava Mackey, Peyton Mackey, Luca Acquistapace, and Stella Acquistapace; numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend and caregiver, Peggy Crain.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Merle Patterson; his parents, John Patterson and Henry Ola Crowe Patterson; two sisters, Faye Weaver and Eunice Ray Boots; a brother, Hoyle Patterson.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Marcus Rosa will be officiating with Entombment to follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.

Steven Ingles, Sr.
March 8, 1952 - May 10, 2016
STEVEN THOMAS INGLES, SR., AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday morning May 10, 2016 at his home. He was the former owner/operator of Clarity Pools of Covington that enjoyed gardening and landscaping. Steven was an avid sports fan that loved the News Orleans Saints, NASCAR and also soccer, in which he coached young people for many years. He liked caring for his Coy fish in their pond but especially enjoyed cooking for and spending quality time with his beloved family.
Survived by:  Wife: Virgie Bryant Ingles of Franklinton; 4 Sons: Steven Thomas Ingles, Jr. of Mandeville, Chad Mitchell Ingles of Abita Springs, Joshua Seven Ingles and Peyton Thomas Ingles both of Franklinton; 4 Daughters and a Son in law: Pamela Ann Ingles of Metairie, Traci Michelle Ingles of Lafayette, Stephanie Lynn Ingles of Mandeville, Raquel Malynda Cummings and Luke Cummings (U.S. Navy) of Kingsland, GA; 4 Grandchildren: Damien Wagner, Jacie Savarese, Cameron Ingles, Braelyn Cummings; Brother and Sister in law: Louis Ingles, Jr. and Linda Ingles of Destrehan; Sister in law: Marcie Ingles of Atlanta, GA; Father in law: Melvin Bryant and his wife Katie Bryant; 3 Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Diane and Tim Fitzpatrick of Tennessee, Kelley and Ray Respass of Maryland, Jennifer and Rick Songy of Franklinton; Nephew that he helped to raise: Christopher Bryant (U.S. Army) of Fort Campbell, KY; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis Ingles, Sr. and Norma Rivera Ingles, 2 brothers John A. Ingles, Robert J. Ingles, sister Ann Ingles and mother in law Charlotte Bryant.

Anthony Todd Myles 
October 18, 1969 - May 8, 2016 
Anthony Todd Myles made his debut into this world on October 18, 1969, in Los Angeles, CA to the proud parents of Jerry Myles, Sr., and Sherrielyn Magee. He was the 2nd of four sons born to the couple. Tony, as he was affectionally called was enrolled in the Compton School District at age six. During that year, he moved to Bogalusa with his mother and brother, and enrolled in the Bogalusa City Schools. He completed the 11th grade and joined the Job Corp where he earned his GED and a Brick Layer’s certificate. He also attended Louisiana Technical College and earned a Welder’s certificate. After moving to Bogalusa, his mother married Jesse Dillon (stepfather) who had a great influence on his life. He taught him to hunt wild game and to fish. Tony loved the outdoors. He also loved to cook and was a great cook—grilling and cooking for his kids.
Tony’s work history included working as a laborer in numerous jobs: offshore, a welder, Discount Tire, Bogalusa School Board and Joe Miles Lumber Mill.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children whom he loved and adored, Kenton Elijah Myles and Tonika Ayana Myles; mother, Sherrielyn Dillon of Tomball, TX; 3 brothers: Jerry (Lorna) Myles, Jr. of Carson, CA, Derrick (Tiesha) Myles of Bogalusa and stepbrother, Charles (Tara) Taylor of Bogalusa; nephews: Brandon & Christopher Myles of Carson, Marlon Myles of Bogalusa; nieces: Morgan Myles of Carson and Mariah Myles of Bogalusa, LA; uncles: Glennis (Brenda) Magee, Wayne Magee, all of Houston, TX, Darrell Magee of Bogalusa, Larry Myles of Chicago, IL and Morris Myles of Rochester, NY; Aunts: Patricia (Silky) King, Martha Bridges, Virginia (Dewey) Perkins all of Rochester, NY, and Delia (Jimmy) Morris of Las Vegas, NV. Also numerous cousins and friends and a special friend, Yolanda Harry.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Myles, Sr., stepfather, Jesse Dillon, brother, Sean B. Myles, grandparents: G. W. & Cloteal Magee, John & Leehood Myles, uncles: Charles Magee and Charles Myles.
Viewing will be Sunday, 5/15/16 with wake 6 – 8pm. Funeral service will be Monday, 5/16/16, 2pm at Christ Way Ministry Church with Pastor Michael Oree officiating.

Elaine Barnes
September 12, 1926 - May 7, 2016
ELAINE WHITT BARNES, AGE 89 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:40 pm Saturday May 7, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Pine First Baptist Church that formerly sang in the church choir. Elaine loved playing bridge with her friends and enjoyed shopping for and collecting antiques. She was a wonderful cook that also enjoyed sewing doll clothes, costumes and things for her family.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Kaye and Lanny Crain of Pine; Son and Daughter in law: Ray and Marilyn Barnes of Murfreesboro, TN; 5 Granddaughters and Spouses: Karen and Todd Redmon of Murfreesboro, Leigh and Greg Mangum of Tallahassee, FL, Jennifer and Lee Ridgeway of Murfreesboro
Lynn and Ronnie Taylor of Stateline, Cynthia and Chris Pope of Pine; 10 Great-grandchildren: Kayla Redmon, Tyler Redmon, Kylee Mangum, Abbie Mangum, Cooper Mangum, Hannah Ridgeway, Raelee Ridgeway, Jackson Ridgeway, Drew Taylor, Kaylyn Pope; Brother and Sister in law: Jerry and Martha Whitt of Pulaski, TN; Also several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband James Raymond Barnes, her parents William J. Whitt and Hilda Merrill Whitt and a brother Merrill Whitt.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday May 9th from 9 am until the funeral service at 10 am with Rev. David Easterling and Rev. John Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.

Wesley Thompson, Sr.
March 10, 1932 - May 7, 2016
WESLEY THOMPSON, SR., AGE 84 and a resident of Folsom died early Saturday morning May 7, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a member of Lee Hill Baptist Church and a former foreman for Prestressed Concrete. Wesley enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather that cherished all the time spent with his family and friends.
Survived by:  Wife of 66 years: Lois Lee Thompson; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Randall Thompson, Wesley Thompson, Jr. and Cynthia Thompson, Russell and Sharon Thompson; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Joyce Thompson, Wanda and Craig Lee; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Kemp Thompson, Jr., Kenneth and Barbara Thompson; Sister: Margie Compton; 11 Grandchildren: Arron Lee, Byron Lee, Amanda Lee Gross, Jason Thompson, Joey Thompson, Jerrid Thompson, Jennifer Brown, Katie Vicknair, Megan Wallace, Shawn Thompson, Melissa Torres; 20 Great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by and infant child, his parents Kemp Thompson, Sr. and Leota Lee Thompson, 2 brothers Abe Thompson, Huey Thompson, sister Ruby McMorris and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday May 9th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jeff Simms and Bro. Ronnie Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in the Eliza Lee Cemetery in Folsom.

Michael Angelo Hall
January 11, 1964 - May 05, 2016
Michael Angelo “Stack Rooster” Hall was born January 11, 1964 to the late Albert hall, Sr. and the late Louvenia E. Conerly Hall. He was a lifelong Bogalusa area resident. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. for many years. He attended Bogalusa High School.
Michael enjoyed being outdoors and he worked with Magic City Lawn Care before taking ill. He also loved spending time outside watching his nieces and nephews play. He was an excellent artist and had a passion for art.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his son, Rashad Pittman of Columbia, MS; five sisters, Linda C. Payne, Josie M. Conerly, Sabrina (Zack) Causey, Karen (Clarence) Myers, all of Bogalusa, LA, Marquitte (Chris) Fland of Parker, TX; three brothers, Albert (Alinda) Hall, Jr. of Normal, IL, Tresvon (Tracy) Hall of Houston, TX, and Kevin (Conception) Hall of Bogalusa, LA; four aunts, two uncles, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his sister Sharon Estelle Hall.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM followed by funeral service begging at 12:00 PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa with Rev. Lorenzo Magee - Officiating.

Gladys Pierce
October 4, 1928 - May 4, 2016
GLADYS BEATRICE CROCKETT PIERCE, AGE 87 and a lifelong resident of her family’s homestead near Pine died at 2:10 pm Wednesday May 4, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed cooking and caring for her plants. Through the years, Gladys loved tending her garden and caring for her farm animals. She also for many years provided child-care to numerous families in the area. Gladys was always a loving mother and grandmother that cherished the time spent with her family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Charles and Sarah Pierce of Franklin, TN; 2 Grandchildren: Michael Pierce, Katie Pierce
She was preceded in death by her parents C.O. Crockett and Rovilla Rogers Crockett and a brother and sister in law Thelton and Vernell Crockett.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday May 7th from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm. A funeral service will be held at 4:30 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Darren Uzell officiating. 
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the Mom-4-A-Day assisted living service and her caregivers Cathy Causey, Janez Johnson, and Sheree Magee for their loving support through the years, and also to the Washington Parish Council on Aging and Excel Home Health for their caring support.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Huey L. "Sawmill" Jenkins, Sr.
August 25, 1927 - May 4, 2016
Huey L. "Sawmill" Jenkins, Sr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 with his family at his side. He was born on Thursday, August 25, 1927 to Tera Fussell and Ross Jenkins and was a life resident of Folsom, LA. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 9, 2016 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.
Visiting hours on Monday will begin at 10:00 AM.
Interment at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Folsom, LA will immediately follow services. 

James Monroe "Jimmy" Rushing 
August 15, 1918 - May 3, 2016
On May 3, 2016 James Monroe "Jimmy" Rushing was ushered into heaven to life eternal with the God he served for most of his life sorrow fills our hearts at this sad time. The character of his life might be summed up as he was sincere, earnest, loyal, and a man who feared God. He was a man of high standards, integrity, courage, and faith serving God. What he preached, he practiced, what he believed, he believed with heart and soul.
Jimmy was born in New Orleans, on August 15, 1918 and lived in Bogalusa since 1938. He finished high school in Covington where his parents operated a small store and meat market. Jimmy worked at several small business establishments then went to the Bogalusa Paper Mill for 16 years. With a love of the meat market, he opened Rushing's Food Store in the Pleasant Hill area in 1955 - 1983. Many still have memories of those days of the "Mom and Pop" stores.
While attending First Baptist Church, he met his wife to be, Dorothy Lynell Lewis and soon married on March 16, 1940. They celebrated 70 years of marriage. Around 20 years of age he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and Served Him to the end.
Jimmy helped in the building of Westside Emmanuel Church where he served in numerous capacities: Sunday School teacher, Training Union teacher, RA leader and brotherhood for men, served on numerous committees and as a deacon, serving numerous times as chairman.
As a patriotic American he served in the Navy in the Pacific on Saipan from 1944 - 1946.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. Lewis Rushing, two daughters, Sandra Schiefley and Sharon Magee; his parents, James and Agnes Rushing; two brothers, William and Lloyd Rushing; and four sisters, Doris Sottile, Ollie Richardson, Norma Sharpe, and Althea Palmisano.
Those left to cherish his memory include: son, Gary Rushing (Joan); granddaughters, Julie Grenuk (Joe), Terri Lynn Nicholas (Chris), and Kristy DuBois (Joshua); two grandsons, Todd Schubert (Martha), and Tadd Rushing. He was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, Mason Nicholas, McKenna Rushing, Caleb and Noah DuBois, and Kinsley Rushing. There are also many nieces and nephews and other family members.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home will be in charge of services.
Visitation will be at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will continue at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens with military graveside services conducted by the honor guard of the American Legion Post #24. Donnie Kuhn will command this group.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Shriner's Hospital. James Monroe Rushing's life will live on in the hearts of those he touched through his witness and example for he truly walked the walk and talked the talk. He now rejoices in Heaven as promised in God's word.
We wish to extend our thanks to Rest Haven Living Center; Our Lady Of the Angels Hospital; Northshore Specialty Hospital; Camellia Home Health; Legacy Hospice and The American Legion.

Billy Wayne Jones
November 27, 1945 - May 3, 2016
BILLY WAYNE JONES, AGE 70 and a resident of Enon died at 9:30 pm Tuesday May 3, 2016 at his home. He was a former boiler-maker for several different companies that often traveled the entire country working. Billy was a huge sports fan that loved New Orleans Saints football, all the different sports of his favorite LSU Tigers and horse racing including the Kentucky Derby, which he looked forward to each year.
Survived by:  2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Travis and Nicole Jones of Bossier City, LA, Shannon Jones of Covington; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Vicky Jones of Bogalusa, Tracy Jones Blanco and Clarence Blanco of Covington; 6 Grandchildren: Renee Ricks, Hannah Ricks, Shane Ricks, Sydney Jones, Marissa “Ali” Jones, Hunter Freeman; Brother and Sister in law: Danny and Margaret Jones of Baton Rouge; Sister and Brother in law: Maxie and Billy Sonnier of Baton Rouge; Special Cousin that he raised: Robert McNeese and his son Dale; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Travis Lamar Jones, his parents Resse Jones and Vilie Holden Jones and a brother Thomas Jones.

Ralph Tabor
September 15, 1953 - May 2, 2016
RALPH JOSEPH TABOR, AGE 62 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 10:00 pm Monday May 2, 2016 at his home. He was born September 15, 1953 and was raised in Choctaw in Lafourche Parish and was also a former resident of Metairie and Folsom. Ralph had lived in Washington Parish for the last 13 years and was a truck driver for Blue Line Rentals. He enjoyed going to dirt-track races and traveling to the mountains. He collected guns and liked classic cars and motorcycles. Ralph enjoyed riding four-wheelers and loved spending time with his family at their cabin in Arkansas.
Survived by:  Wife: Faith Oalmann Tabor of Mt. Hermon; Son: Jacob Tabor; 2 Step-sons: Brandon Rodriguez, Devin Oalmann; 5 Grandchildren: Madison Rodriguez, Brandon Rodriguez, Jr., Kaylen Rodriguez, Jayda Gaude, Kinsley Knight; 3 Siblings and Spouses: Morgan and Cory Tabor, Marilyn and Nathan Cortez, Connie and Kenneth Chiasson all of Lafourche Parish; Godchildren: Jennifer Benoit, Erica Cortez, Vaughn Chiasson; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Claiborne Tabor and Yvonne Sanchez Tabor, grandparents Wallace and Lovina Tabor and Mack and Henrietta Sanchez, an aunt Diane Tabor and mother in law Georgia Oalmann.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday May 6th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Newcomb officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jacob Tabor, Brandon Rodriguez, Devin Oalmann, Vaughn Chiasson, Gene Riley, Morgan Tabor

Andrew Brian Kennedy 
October 20, 1993 - May 2, 2016 
Andrew Brian Kennedy, a resident of Angie, LA, born on October 20, 1993 in Covington, LA, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA at the age of 22.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, April 7, 2016 at Angie First Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M.

Walter James Ledet
February 14, 1933 - April 30, 2016
WALTER JAMES LEDET, AGE 83 and a resident of Kentwood died at 2:55 pm Saturday April 30, 2016 at his home. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during both the Korean War and Vietnam War. Walter was a former member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church but had recently been a member of the Pentecostals of Lee Road church. He was a former dairyman that enjoyed gardening and wood working. He owned several motorcycles and loved riding as much as he possibly could.
Survived by:  Wife: Caryn Jenkins Ledet of Kentwood; Son and Daughter in law: Vince and Dodie Ledet of Pine; Daughter in law: Donna Penton of Angie; 2 Step-daughters and Spouses: Sabrina and Paul Lipscy of Kentwood, Katrina and Robert Munch of Amite; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Nicole Ledet Gaudin and Michael Gaudin, Joshua and Courtney Ledet, Bethanie Ledet, Brittney Lowery, Whittney Munch, Laila Munch, P.J. Lipscy, Briava Lipscy; Great-grandson: Carter Gaudin; 2 Sisters: Cecilia Wilson Ford, Adele Mouton; Brother in law and Sister in law: Lee and Jean Mitchell; Special Person in his life: Nancy Parks of Newfoundland, Canada; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years Helen Mitchell Ledet, his son Walter Todd Ledet, his parents Clarence James Ledet and Lizeida Bergeron Ledet and 11 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 3rd from 9 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Danny Jenkins and Rev. Paul Trentecost officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at the Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Johnny Clemons, Daryl Wilson, B.J. Mizell, Davis Tate, Paul Lipscy, Robert Munch

Lola Wallace
September 23, 1949 - April 29, 2016
LOLA DAVIS WALLACE, AGE 66 and a resident of the Sunlight Community died at 12:38 pm Friday April 29, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of Sunlight Baptist Church that enjoyed baking cakes and pies and making her famous chicken pie. Lola was a secretary at Luter’s Supply in Tylertown but for many years she provided child care to numerous families in the area. She also enjoyed spending her spare time reading novels.
Survived by:  Husband of 46 years: Jack Wallace of the Sunlight Community; Daughter: Brandi Wallace of the Sunlight Community; Son and Daughter in law: Joe and Bridget Wallace of Baton Rouge; 3 Grandchildren: Caroline Wallace, Benjamin Wallace, William Wallace; Sister and Brother in law: Nell and Larry Martin of Tylertown; Nephew: Todd Thomson; Nieces: Kelly “Mike” Littlefield, Holly Stogner; Also numerous other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents O.B. Davis and Anna Merle Simmons Davis.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday May 1st from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Milton Kliesch and Rev. Sammy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunlight Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jimmy Jack Hilton 
January 22, 1943 - April 29, 2016 
Jimmy Jack Hilton, age 73, born on January 22, 1943 in Walthall County, MS, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at his daughters residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Reshea Hilton of Bogalusa, LA and Shannon Hilton of McComb, MS; two brothers, Richard Hilton of Jackson, LA and Jesse Hilton (Cheryl) of Sterlington, LA; two grandchildren, Dustin Normand and Daisy Craft (Shane); three great-grandchildren, Rhyon Craft, Graison Craft and Bryson Craft; special extended family members, Rick and Tonya Hilton and their children, Elizabeth and Stephen; Cliff and Hope Hilton and their children, Christian, Alyssa and Ava; Christopher and Amanda Hilton and their children, Mathew, McKayla and Sean.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 12:00 noon - 2:30 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:30 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield, Rev. Rick Hilton and Rev. Cliff Hilton officiating. Interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery will Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Albert Z. James 
September 14, 1952 - April 28, 2016 
Albert Z. James Jr. (Junior) 64 entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans.
He was born September 14, 1952, in Bogalusa to the late A. Z. James, Sr. and Mrs. Helen H. James. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents; his brother, Robert "Rabbit" James; and a very special aunt, Cleo Peters.
A. Z. was employed as a commercial roofer for many years. He accepted Christ at an early age. Thus, he renewed his faith in our Lord and served as a dedicated member at Second Baptist Church until his health declined.
Brother James was once married to the late Wyner Whittine and through this union he leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, Naturcha (Derrick) Robinson; one stepdaughter, Trisha (Derrick Myles) of Dallas, TX and one stepson, Antonio Peters of Bogalusa; three grandsons: Jerrime, Dominique and Chaz'mon James all of Bogalusa, one granddaughter, Xaveria (Roman) Connerson of Dallas; and seven great grandchildren.
He is also survived by four sisters: Pamela (Jeanie) James of New Orleans, Debbie Thompson of MS, Penny James of Abita Springs and Wilda Faye Hughes of Virginia; two brothers: Lawrence (Edna) James of Hammond and Larry James of Philadelphia, PA/. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nephews, very special cousins that he loved and cherished as if they were his siblings; a special friend, Deborah Palmer.
Visitation for Brother James will be held Friday, May 6, at First Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 Perdido Street in New Orleans from 4 - 6 pm. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Second Baptist Church, Rev. Darrel Self, officiating.

William Robert Galloway 
July 10, 1966 - April 27, 2016
William "Robert" Galloway a resident of Bogalusa died on April 27, 2016 of heart failure at the age of 49.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Galloway, three children: Brittney (Earl) Seal, Aaron (Hope) Galloway, Meagan (Frederick) Tippin; brother, Mike (Alicia) Galloway; 6 grandchildren: Whitney, Jordan, Hannah, Gabbi, Jalynn and Kamya; three sisters: Jane Johnson, Nita Woodaed, Renee McCain and numerous nieces and nephews, and a close son-in-law, Earl Jones, Jr., and mother-in-law, Shirley Jones.
He is preceded in death by his parents Mack and Louise Galloway and a brother, James Galloway.
Rev. James Galloway, officiating.  Interment: Pound Cemetery
Pallbearers: Mike Galloway, Allen Hopkins, Fredrick Tippin, Earl Seal, Keith Gerald, Riff McGehee.  Alternate Pallbearers: Willie James and Devin Bretard.
Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Charlotte Gordon
September 12, 1939 - April 27, 2016
CHARLOTTE HONEYCUTT GORDON, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:20 pm Wednesday April 27, 2016 at her home. She was a native of Buras, LA where she graduated from Buras High School in 1957 and later became a clerical worker for McClanahan before retirement. Charlotte moved to the Richardson Community near Franklinton where she has lived for the last 26 years. She became an active member of Fisher United Methodist Church where she served as a lay leader for 10 years and was a member of the Fisher Methodist Women’s organization. Charlotte was an avid reader that enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. She cared deeply for others and never met a stranger and had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Sally.
Survived by:  2 Step-Sons and Daughters in law: Timothy and Sylvia Gordon of West Monroe, David W. Gordon, Jr. of Mississippi; 2 Step-daughters and Sons in law: Penny and John Allen of Bay St. Louis, MS,; Rene and Rick Sturdivant of West Monroe; 14 Grandchildren; 5 Great-grandchildren; Sister and Brother in law: Dolly and BoBo Davis of Venice; Brother in law: Robert Bergeron of Beaux Bridge; Special Friends: Patty and Herman Crowe and their family; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other close friends and her Church Family.
She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 37 years Joe Gordon, parents Paul Glynn Honeycutt and Clothilde Buras Honeycutt, sister Paulette Honeycutt Bergeron and 2 step-daughters Cecelia Jo Gordon, Connie Rene Pugh.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 30th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Percy Frazier and Brad Crowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Joseph Allen, Christopher Gordon, John Allen, Jr., David Gordon, III, Timmy Gordon, Oscar Gordon, Jr.

Charles Eddie Applegate
September 8, 1939 - April 27, 2016
CHARLES EDDIE APPLEGATE, AGE 76 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died before midnight Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was native of Magnolia, MS and a former Commercial truck driver. 
Survived by:  2 Sons and daughters in law:  Gary and Becky A. Applegate of Franklinton, Jerry Dwayne and Ruby Applegate of Walker; Mother of his children and their step-father: Sallie Barber Johnson and T-Ninety Johnson; 5 Grandchildren: Jerry Dexter Applegate, Gary Brandon Applegate, Amanda Applegate Mayeux, Dawn Michelle McDaniel, Sunny Trinette McDaniel; 11 Great-grandchildren:  Jerry Devin Applegate, Summer Grace Applegate, Addisen Kay Ann Mayeux, Cory Severio, Kelci Labruzzo, Sebastan Hymel, Jaxon Hymel, Nevaeh McDaniel, Destin Adams, Dustin Adams, Avah Adams; 2 Great-great grandchildren; Sister: Agnes Marie A. Owens of King George, VA; Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Carrie Mattie Belle Brown Applgate, 2 brothers William Edgar Applegate and Curtis Eugene Applegate and great grandchild Jade Severio.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:45 am Saturday at Sunlight Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Milton Kliesch and Rev. Sammy Smith officiating. Burial will follow.
Pallbearers: Gary Brandon Applegate, Jerry Dexter Applegate, Mike Applegate, Andrew Taylor, Clint Mayeaux, Marty Palmer

Wendy Lynn Hayes 
January 3, 1981 - April 26, 2016 
Wendy Lynn "Sun Shyne" Hayes, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 35, born on January 3, 1981, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her mother, Regina Patterson Hayes of Bogalusa, LA; her step-dad, Randall Barnes of Bogalusa, LA; her grandmother, Patricia "Pat" Patterson of Bogalusa, LA; her brother, Joey Gatlin (Terry) of Lee Road; her sister Sandra Barnes of Tylertown, MS; aunts, Evelyn Patterson of Lafayette, LA, Rose Starks (Trent) of Varnado, LA, Ashley Bell Cook (Mack) of Slidell, LA, Crystal Stewart (Matt) and Kori Bell (Martin) both of Bogalusa, LA; uncles, Richard Patterson (Sandy) and Terry Hayes both of Bogalusa, LA, and Michael Bishop (Sharon) of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Wendell "Clutch" Hayes; grandfather, Carl Wayne Patterson; and an uncle, Robert Patterson.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Memorial Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating.

Ruthie Lewis
November 18, 1931 - April 26, 2016
RUTHIE LEE RESTER LEWIS, AGE 84 and a longtime resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday April 26, 2016 at the Oschner Medical Center in Kenner. She had moved to Amelia to live with family about three years ago and became a member of Bayou Chene Baptist Church. She enjoyed tending to her plants and flowers but her life centered around caring for her own family and being involved with her church family.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: James T. and Aliene Lewis of Dayton, TX, Larry E. and Cheryl Lewis of Mont Be; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Joann and Joseph Verrett, Diane and Everett Verrett all of Amelia, LA; 14 Grandchildren; 49 Great-grandchildren; 6 Great-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Theodore Lewis, her parents James A. Rester and Catherine Jenkins Rester, sister Beulah Mae Jenkins, brothers Frank Rester and Earl Rester.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday April 28th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Richard Magee, Bro. Joe Lott, and Bro. Jimmy Barber officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jonathan Verrett, Jeffery Lewis, Robert “Robbie” Lewis, Jr., Tony Lewis, Kenneth Lewis, Anthony Lewis

Vivian Creel Williams
October 23, 1935 - April 25, 2016
Vivian Creel Williams age 80 passed away April 25, 2016 at Walthall General Hospital in Tylertown Ms. She is survived by one son Donald Williams of Angie La. Three daughters, Brenda Jones of Franklinton La, Shelia Williams of Tylertown Ms, and Stephanie Knight of Franklinton La. Two brothers, Ralph Creel of Tennessee, and Jr. Creel of Pine La. Two sisters Gloria Jean Woods of Tylertown Ms and Juanita Creel of Bogalusa La. Grandchildren she raised Patricia D. Mata of Slidell La, Courtney Williams of Tylertown Ms, Mathew Dickerson of Tylertown and Christopher Dickerson of Tylertown. She was also survived by nine other grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great -great -grandchild. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Mathew Williams, son Ronald Mathew Williams, parents T. C. and Dixie Garner Creel, grandson Ronald Matthew McAnally, and also two brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday April 27, 2016 from 4 pm until 10 pm. Visitation will continue of Thursday from 8 am until time for services in the chapel at 11 am and cremation will follow. Brother Pete Williams will officiate

Virginia Anne "Ginny" Anthony Rodriguez 
August 11, 1949 - April 24, 2016
Virginia Anne "Ginny" Anthony Rodriguez, age 66, born on August 11, 1949, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA.
She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bogalusa, LA. Member of the Republican Women's Association.
She is survived by her husband, Al Rodriguez of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Marie Louise Ware Anthony of Bogalusa, LA; sisters, Dr. Susan Crawford (Phil) of Bogalusa, LA and Mary Anthony of Brighton, CO; a niece, Mary Margaret Crawford; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
She is preceded in death by her father, John Wood Anthony.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 208 Georgia Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 208 Georgia Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. LeBaron Taylor officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Leona Crain
September 10, 1922 - April 23, 2016
LEONA SLOCUM CRAIN, AGE 93 and a resident of Thomas died at 10:20 pm Saturday April 23, 2016 at her son’s home. She was a longtime active member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers. She also loved working in her garden and growing vegetables that she then canned to share with family and friends. Leona was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by:  3 Sons and Daughters in law: Wendell Crain of Franklinton, Roy and Flo Crain of Sun, Larue and Charlotte Crain of Thomas; 3 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brad and Bonnie Crain, Kathy Crain, Nicole and Nathanial Sumrall; 5 Great-grandchildren: Allie Crain, Carley Crain, Joseph Sumrall, Colton Sumrall, Jazmine Oliphant; Sister: Edna Nobles of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband D.C. Crain, her mother May Freeman Slocum, father and step-mother James M. “Bud” Slocum and Naziel Cooper Slocum, daughter in law Nell Crain, grandson Jason Crain, 4 sisters, her twin Viola Slocum, Bessie Gerald, Eva Gerald, Gladys McKenzie and 4 brothers Jesse Slocum, Wilbur Slocum, Devon Slocum, Leo Slocum.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 25th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Crain’ Creek Missionary Baptist Church from 9:30 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Tuesday with Eld. Edward Penton and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: J.W. Gerald, Bennie Buff, Greg Nobles, Herman Slocum, James Slocum, Geary McKenzie

Shirley Voth Sharp
October 4, 1938 - April 22, 2016
SHIRLEY VOTH SHARP, AGE 77 and a resident of Enon, passed peacefully from this life at her daughter’s home on Friday April 22, 2016. Shirley was a beloved mother and grandmother whose greatest joy was her family. Known for her kindness, sweet disposition and strength as she faced life’s trials she also had an endearing sense of humor that was cherished by those who knew her. Her faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ was strong and unwavering and the anchor that held her during her struggle with blindness and cancer. She was a longtime member of Enon Baptist Church and had retired in 1995 from the Office of Community Service as a case worker assistant.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Lisa Williams and Rev. Eric Williams of Franklinton; Son: Bryan Sharp of Franklinton; She was a devoted “Mawmaw” to her 8 grandchildren and Spouses: Brittany and Cole Hunt, Joshua and Cassidy Williams, Kelsey Williams, Brandon and Jamie Gerald, Brooklynn Sharp, Caston Gerald, Brandon and Jamie Voth, Mallory Voth; 7 Great-grandchildren: Audrey Williams, Ares Gerald, Maddie Gerald, Madison Voth, Jonathan Voth, Morgan Voth, Brady Voth, and Baby Hunt due to arrive in October; Sister: Brenda Bowen of Enon; Brother: Keith Voth of Enon; Also several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years James L. Sharp, parents Lee Voth and Tessie King Voth, a sister Debbie McCain and an infant brother Johnny Lynn Voth.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 25th from 9:30 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Williams and Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon. 

Herbert Elvin Culbreath
Died: April 22, 2016
Herbert Elvin Culbreath Passed away Friday April 22, 2016 at the age of 88. Herbert was a lifelong resident of Bush, LA.  Herbert is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Edith” Marie” Culbreath, 3 grandchildren, and a great grandchild Morgan Wade Hunt. Whether it be by blood or the grace of God he was survived by his children Shiela Owens of Bush, Herbert ( Hub) Culbreath of Franklinton, and Patricia Dukes of Bush; 7 Grandchildren and spouses,10 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Road, Covington, LA. Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm until service time. Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Hospice House of Slidell, 141 Pleasant Street Slidell, LA 70458.

Edward Jenkins 
September 28, 1925 - April 22, 2016 
Edward Jenkins went to spend eternal life with his Lord on April 22, 2016 at the age of 90.He spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ for sixty two years as a Southern Baptist Minister throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.
He is preceded in death by his father, Alonzo; mother, Josephine; wife, Oneita Stogner Jenkins; sisters, Ava Mizell, Elsie Stephenson, and brothers Erval Jenkins and Ellis Jenkins.
Edward is survived by a brother, Cleatus “Red” Jenkins; three sons, and daughter-in-laws,Lonnie and Sandy Jenkins, Charles and Brenda Jenkins, and Carey and Sharon Jenkins. “Pawpaw” dearly loved his nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Palestine Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. on Monday, April 25, 2016. The Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate the service.
Active Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Scott Jenkins, Brandon Jenkins, Josh Jenkins, Tanner Jenkins, and friends, Buddy Banks and Mike Stogner.

Sybil F. Breland 
February 10, 1925 - April 22, 2016 
Sybil F. Breland, a resident of Slidell, LA and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at her resident in Slidell, LA at the age of 91.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Richard Earl West
March 06, 1953 - April 21, 2016
Richard West, born in Bogalusa on March 6, 1953, died on April 21.  He was baptized at an early age and attended Mt Hermon High School.  Richard worked as a truck driver for many different companies, until his health failed. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and cooking with his friends. 
He was preceded in death by his father, David Thompson; his grandmother’s, Irene West and Carrie Thompson; his step father, Richard Rone, and brother, Richard Rone, Jr. 
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 39 years, Brenda Brumfield West; one son, Kevin O’neal West; his loving Mom, Maxine West Rone and a loving grandson, (His Heart) Kevin West Jr. (K J); a loving daughter, Teeshan Burton; four grandchildren, sisters, Maresa Rone Hart, Patricia Anderson (Eugene), Geraldine Mcclodden (Otis), Ann Young (Roosevelt), Susie Gaines (Lee Dennis); three uncles, Elvin West, Prentis West, and Sherman West (Barbara); two aunts, Audrey Jason (Rodney), Ozzie Cunningham; a very special mother-in-law, Mrs. Ora Dee Brumfield (Aswell); a host of very special nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.  A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Hermon, Louisiana.

Curtis Kendle "Bone" Tate, Sr.
March 27, 1961 - April 21, 2016
Curtis Kendle “Bone” Tate, Sr. passed away at the age of 55 on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.
He leaves to cherish his memories two children, Shayla Allen and Curtis Tate, Jr. (Amanda); two grandchildren, Naomi and Amila Tate; brothers and sisters, Curtis Taylor (Annette), Pearlie Taylor, Jackie Tate, Patricia Taylor, Bryan Tate, Sr., Deborah Magee, Jackie Sue Hills (Lloyd), Christ Tate (Cheryl), Tiffany Johnson, Keiarra Tate, Warren Mae Tate, Phillip Tate, Supt. Cecealine Tate, Wayne Tate, James Tate, John Tate, Brenda Tate, Thelma Hart and Polanski Tate. 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:00AM at Magee’s Temple COGIC with Supt. Cecealine Tate – Pastor Officiating. Interment – Winan Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.

Percel Hall
May 27, 1932 - April 21, 2016
Mr. Percel Hall, born May 27, 1932 in Jefferson Davis County, MS, departed this life at Our lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA on April 21, 2016.
Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his mother and father, Julius and Molannie B. Hall; one daughter, Theresa Katina Brister, four sisters, Mealine Wilks, Mae Rose Roberts, Irene Waller and Charlean McCloud; and three brothers, Javious Hall, Julius Hall, Jr. and Junior Hall.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two sisters, Laura Peterson, who was his dedicated caregiver and Barbara Magee of Columbia, MS; one brother, Louis Hall (Georgia) of Ponchatoula, LA; two grandchildren, Shawanda Brister of Shreveport, LA and Vick Brister of Bogalusa, LA; one great granddaughter, Jasmine Jackson, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation on Saturday, April 29, 2016 from 9:00AM - 11:00AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa. Followed by a graveside at 11:00 at Bogalusa Cemetery with Rev. E.L. Powell. Crain and Sons Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Summers Felps 
April 3, 1925 - April 21, 2016 
Ruby was born in Electra, Texas, but grew up in Denham Springs, LA.
Upon graduating from Denham Springs High School, she attended Our Lady of the Lake nursing school in Baton Rouge, LA.
In 1944 she married Jules E. Felps and settled in Baton Rouge where Jules worked at the Exxon Refinery. While there, two children, Donna Lynn and David Jules were born.
In 1956 they moved to Denham Springs on Range Ave. While there, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and for many years, served as Mother Advisor for the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. At the age of forty she fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse and worked for five years at Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge. Later they moved to a beautiful country home on Highway 16.
Upon the death of Jules, in 2007, she moved to Bogalusa, LA, near her daughter and became a member of the First Baptist Church. She died at her residence on April 21, 2016.
She is preceeded in death by her husband, Jules E. Felps; her son David Jules Felps; her brothers D.K. Summers and Terry Summers; her sister Dorothy Joyce Zeringue; parents David K. and Viola Glazner Summers.
Survivors include her daughter Donna Brown (Richard); her brothers Dale Summers (Peggy) and Joseph Summers (Nell); her sister Sandra Summers Tessier; grandchildren Kristi Galofaro (Brian) and Melissa Seal (Jeremy); great grandchildren Felicia and Tiffany Seal, Abigail and Lauren McNeal and Ella Claire Galofaro.
Visitation will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:00 am until the service at 11:00 am. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm at Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Bob Adams will officiate the service.

Barbara W. Lott 
July 27, 1946 - April 21, 2016 
Barbara W. Lott, age 69, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Curtis Ray Mixon
July 5, 1972 - April 19, 2016
CURTIS RAY MIXON, AGE 43 and a resident of the Amite area died early Tuesday morning April 19, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 5, 1972. Curtis loved his family and was known as “Uncle Coot” to many. His passion was music and he found solace in playing his guitar. Curtis is remembered by many as “Clown”, a throwback to his rodeo clown days when he used his natural humor to entertain many. But Curtis was happiest when behind a microphone announcing a rodeo or horse show.
Survived by:  Daughter: Caitlyn Mixon of Tylertown, MS; Son: Benjamin Mixon of Kentwood; Parents: Roy Mixon and Judith Miller Mixon of Amite; Sister and Brother in law: Amy Mixon Wall and George Wall of Kentwood; Special Aunt: Raeshell Mixon Lea; Uncles: Raymond Mixon, Ronnie Mixon both of Amite; Also several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, on Thursday April 21st from 9 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Sylvest Cemetery near his home.
Pallbearers are his nephews Kelby Lea, Kelsey Lea, Kyle Lea, Caleb Hendry, Jordan Hendry and special friend Ben Carrier.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.

Alexander J. Stamatelaky
September 22, 1934 - April 15, 2016
Alexander J. Stamatelaky age 81 passed away April 15, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond La. He was a US Navy Veteran and a retired US Merchant Marine. He enjoyed, cooking,fishing, and traveling. 
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Aline Jenkins Stamatelaky, three daughters Lauri (Richard) Humphrey, Mary Ann Rowe, and Tammy (Donnie) Adams, two sons Alan Stamatelaky and Timothy (Annett) Fucich. Four grandchildren, Shawn Glover, Shane Glover, Brennan Fucich and Bailea Fucich. One brother and sister Willie and Cora. Numerous nieces and nephews. 
He is preceded in death by a son Alexander J. Stamatelaky Jr. 
A Military Honor Service and Burial will take place at Miramar National Cemetery in San Deigo, California on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

BB McKenzie
May 3, 1931 - April 18, 2016
GEORGE BEN “BB” MCKENZIE, AGE 84 and a resident of Stateline died early Monday morning April 18, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime active member and deacon of Briarwood Baptist Church and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. BB taught school in Franklinton for many years before retiring in 1974 to then become a successful dairyman. During his time as a dairyman he served for years on the Boards of Dairyman, Inc. and Farm Bureau. He loved fishing and the outdoors, often taking an out of state hunting trip each year until he was unable. He liked attending different types of auctions and was always a very friendly person. BB was quick to greet others with a smile and a handshake then visit with the people he met. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Ben and Kelli McKenzie of Stateline; Daughter and Son in law: Liz Anne and Peter Nyflot of Baton Rouge; 3 Grandchildren: Jacob Akers, Tanner McKenzie, Savannah McKenzie; Sister in law: Ann Thomas of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy Sue Crain McKenzie, parents Donese McKenzie and Dehlia Berry McKenzie and a brother Jewell McKenzie.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday April 19th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Briarwood Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Eric Williams and Rev. Jerry Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Drew Broome, Josh Broome, Justin Magee, Brandon Magee, Luke McKenzie, Chet Cooper, Clay Cooper
Honorary Pallbearers: Herbert McKenzie, Nate McKenzie, Ronald McKenzie, Ronald Joe Kennedy, James Rogers, Arlie O’Bryant 

Emelda Marion Breland Black 
October 23, 1928 - April 17, 2016 
Emelda Marion Breland Black passed away Sunday April 17, 2016 at Timelesss Grace Assisted Living in Carriere, MS. Mrs. Black was 87 years old and a resident of Bogalusa, LA
She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
She was survived by her children, Vicki Black Evans and Robert J. Black; six grandchildren, Christopher Evans, Kate Evans, Lizzy Evans, Patrick Evans, Caroline Black and Joseph Black; a sister, Colleen Breland Hemphill; and a brother, Donald Breland.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Black; her son, Joseph Ralph Black, Jr.; her parents, Edward and Doris Breland; her grandparents, Roscoe C. and Victoria E. Breland; an aunt, Hazel Briese.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church starting at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Interment will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Annunciation Catholic Church, 517 Avenue B, Bogalusa, LA 70427.

Jack Burns
May 25, 1929 - April 16, 2016
JACK BURNS, AGE 86 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:32 am Saturday April 16, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a former engineer with the Boeing Corporation that enjoyed reading, completing crossword puzzles and working on his computers. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army as well as a retiree from the United States Air Force. He served during both the Vietnam War and Korean War. Jack liked working in his yard and building model airplanes. He also had a special place in his heart for his pet dog Kane.
Survived by:  Daughter: Jackie Briest of Franklinton; Granddaughter: Megan Briest; 2 Great-grandchildren: McKayla Hewson, Donovan Hewson; Sister in law: Iris Burns of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Burns and Ethel Sanders Burns and brothers Jim Burns and Bob Burns.

Mary Alice Small
October 18, 1943 - April 15, 2016
Mary Alice Small AKA "Shorty" was born on October 18, 1943 to Theodore Keys and Bernice Hicks Keys. She later married Robert C. Small of Bogalusa, Louisiana. To this union they raised 3 young men, Ricardo Tony (Magoo), Randy Small (Chase), Reginald Small (Scoobie Doo). Shorty and Robert also raised their grandson, Robert Elmer. 
Mary Alice graduated in 1961 from Covington Rosenwall Holy Family. She worked at Allied Tube in Chicago for 10 years and worked as a Special Education school teacher in Chicago for 20 years. she was also the manager at Aunt Martha's Youth Work Community Center. 
Shorty leaves to cherish 2 sisters, Gerclyn Peterson and her twin sister, Mary Frances. Shorty was proceeded in death by her sister, Ilona White, her brother, Wayne Keys and her parents. Shorty leaves many grandchildren, Robert, Jalen, Brandi, Chelsea, Chandler, Ilona, Reginald, Robin, Tashana, Dena, and Lyric. She also leaves to cherish many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mary Alice was the Vice President of the Serious Seven Social and Pleasure Club from 1980 to 1990. She was very friendly, loving, caring and outgoing woman. She loved to cook, and she loved going places when she was able. She stayed prayed up by frequently visiting El Shada St. James Baptist Church.
Shorty passed away peacefully at her home on Friday April 15, 2016 at 4:30 a.m.
Visitation will be on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral service will immediately follow at the St. James Baptist Church 312 Hwy 1077 in Madisonville, LA with the Rev. George T. Burris officiating. Interment-St. James Cemetery, Madisonville, LA. Crain and Sons in Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.

Ed Brumfield
December 24, 1941 - April 15, 2016
EDWARD GLENNES BRUMFIELD SR., AGE 74 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Friday afternoon April 15, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Ed attended Brockdale Pentecostal Church and enjoyed gardening. He was a former longtime employee of A-1 Sand and Gravel and later a beef cattleman. He once had a herd of Longhorns and currently loved working his herd of Charolais. Ed was always a hard worker that enjoyed spending time on his Mahindra tractors and tending to his chickens. He was a jack-of-all-trades that often made whatever tools he needed for the job.
Survived by:  3 Daughters and Sons in law: Sharon and Keith Kirchmann of Portland, OR, Melody Kay and Ernie McLain of Warnerton, Melanie Lynn and Kelvin Brooks of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Glennis “Eddie” and Monika Brumfield of Ponchatoula; 9 Grandchildren: Krista and Justin Mishina, Samantha Brumfield, Misti Silas, Illona Brumfield, Annika Brumfield, Chasity Brooks, Dannielle Brooks, Jolie Brooks, Megan McLain; 5 Great-grandchildren and an expected great-grandchild; Brother and Sister in law: Austin and Helen Brumfield of Amite; Sister and Brother in law: Audry and Berlin Gill of Amite; Sister in law: Lillian Brumfield of Amite; Also numerous nieces and nephews
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday April 17th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Raymond Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Glennis “Eddie” Brumfield, Pat Ellis, Joe Myers, Albert Brumfield, Alvin Brumfield, Seth Urban

Martha M. Jones 
August 13, 1938 - April 14, 2016 
Martha M. Jones, age 77, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

William Rankin Stogner, Jr. 
July 2, 1941 - April 13, 2016 
William Rankin Stogner, Jr., born on July 2, 1941 in Tylertown, MS, passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He retired from Double D Meat Company after 32 years. He was a Korean War Veteran in the United States Army. He was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Betty June Wheat Stogner; four step-children, June Wheat Stafford (Pug), Robert Bobby Wheat, Beverly Wheat Martin (Billy) and Charles Ray Wheat (Sandi); two sisters, Peggy Brewton and Katie Collins (Ken); nine grandchildren; twenty one great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A very special grandson, Scott Harrel Wheat (Nikki).
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Rankin Stogner, Sr. and Dixie Lott Stogner; one son, Rankin Stogner; one step-daughter, Brenda Wheat Taylor; three sisters and four brothers.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Joe Ray Wheat and Rev. Billy Kent Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery

Irene Lanell Peters
August 28, 1944 - April 13, 2016
Ms. Irene Lanell Brown Peters was born on August 28, 1944 to the late Jim Erwin Brown Sr. and Mrs. Isabell Conerly Brown.
On April 13, 2016 Jesus whispered and said “fear not my child! for where you are going, there will be no more pain or suffering, come and go with me and I will give you peace and everlasting life.”. 
Being reared in a christian environment she accepted christ as her personal savior at an early age. she was a lifelong member of First Church of God in Christ her entire life (1944- 2016). She served as the good shepherd president and on the building fund committee until her health failed. 
She was married to the late Mr. James Howard Peters. She was the mother of four children. she was a thoughtful mother, one who was devoted to her three sons. they were her life’s joy. A mother who realized that children should be given the right start in life while young and easily impressed and she saw to it that they attended daily school, sunday school, y.pw.w. and church. She was a loving mother who strived to provide every need for her children. 
She leaves to cherish her memories, her son, Rev. Myron Dinnard (Cheryle) Peters of Baton Rouge, LA; grandson, Myron Dinnard Peters, II; granddaughter, Mia Daniece Peters both of Baton Rouge, LA; two sisters, Celia Forbes of Bogalusa, LA, and Corine Watson of Milwaukee, WI.; two brothers-in- aw, Williams Earl (Catherine) Peters of Gretna, LA, Rev. Willie Imes of Clinton, North Carolina; two sisters-in -law, Carolyn Peters and Hilda Peters both of Elkhart, IN; three great nieces who she adored, Denise Forbes, Brittany Forbes and Dominique Lewis and two great nephew who always made her smile, Le’eric Forbes and Sean Forbes and numerous nieces, nephew cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preseeded in death by her husband, James Howard Peters; her daughter, Phyllis Deborah Peters, two sons, Marquel Daune Peters and Phillip Warren Peters; granddaughter, Calrissa Leah Peters; her father and mother, Jim Erwin Brown, Sr. and Isabell Conerly Brown; three brothers, Clinton Brown, Jimmy Brown and Cleveland Brown; one sister, Ora Dee Brown Mills; father and mother-in-law, Rev. Curtis and Annie Peters; five brothers-in-law, C.L. Peters, Glenn B. Peters, Sr., Zebedee Peters, Floyd Owens and Cullie Cotton, and six sisters-in-law, Betty Brown, Betty Monroe Brown, Claudette Cotton, Audrey Owens, Neita Evens and Ellen Imes.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00pm -3:00pm at First Church of God in Christ,615 East Fifth Street, Bogalusa, LA followed by funeral at 3:00 pm interment will be held at the Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. repast coney flowers post # 547 (old american legion home) 547 east avenue (off of sixth street)

Willie D Taylor 
May 3, 1959 - April 11, 2016
Willie D. Taylor, age 56, passed away April 11, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

James E. Hollingsworth 
June 8, 1929 - April 11, 2016 
James E. Hollingsworth, age 86, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Don Bateman
December 30, 1944 - April 11, 2016
DONALD RAYMOND “DON” BATEMAN, AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:00 pm Monday April 11, 2016 at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and a Supervisor of the Hammond office of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture. Don loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter of deer, turkey and small game. He cherished his time spent in the woods and the friendship shared with his numerous hunting buddies. He was always quick to help his neighbors and friends with chores or projects that needed to be done. If Don was not hunting or preparing the land, he was spending time with his family and grandchildren, teaching the young ones about life on the farm. He will be sadly missed by his family, many dear friends and coworkers.
Survived by:  Wife: Marie Burdeaux Bateman of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Stacy Michelle Buster and Todd Buster of Mandeville; 3 Grandchildren: Brandon Buster, Brooke Buster, Brody Buster; 2 Step-grandchildren: Zachary Buster, Trevor Buster; Brother and Sister in law: Carey and Manette Bateman of Franklinton; Sister in law: Pat Bateman of Anniston, AL; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Bateman and Sadie Sylvest Bateman and a brother Elton Bateman.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday April 13th from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Hezekiah Magee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: E.B. Thompson, Benny B. Burris, B. Burris, Mike King, Chuck Wilkes, Clay Sumrall

Helen L. Magee Knight
February 1, 1922 - April 10, 2016
Helen L. Magee Knight "Our Matriarch" entered her heavenly home on April 10, 2016 at the age of 94. Helen, lovingly known as "Granny', was born February 1, 1922 to John David and Nancy Jeanette King Magee in Bogalusa. She was the heart and soul of our family. She was a Loving Mother, grandmother, great-grand mother, great-great grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and extended family that loved her so dearly.
She leaves behind one daughter, Linda Knight (Billy Wayne) Martin of Lumberton, MS., five sons, Dennis (Sue) Knight of Independence, La., Willis (Marilyn) Knight and Kenneth (Stephanie) Kight both of Poplarville, MS., Jery (Vicky) Knight of Picayune, MS., and Calvin Knight of Lumberton, MS., two sisters, Vernell Evans of Zachary, La. and Mildred Graves of Otis, La., 24 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Malcom Knight, two sons, Lavelle M. Knight and Ralph E. Knight, one sister, Jessie Bateman, two brothers, Claude and Albert Magee and daughter-in-law, Patricia "Pat" Knight.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday April 12, 2016 beginning at 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Wednesday April 13, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow in the Magee Cemetery located on Wilson Magee Rd here in Bogalusa.

Rev. Wardell Dyson, Sr.
February 24, 1926 - April 10, 2016
Rev. Wardell Dyson, Sr. born February 24, 1926, peacefully transition to his heavenly home on Sunday, April 10, 2016 surrounded by his beloved family! He was 90 years old and lived a wonderful life. He is a native of Arcola, LA and a resident of Kentwood, LA. 
He leaves to cherish his legacy eight children: John (Margie) Williams, Sr., Rev. Wardell (Robbin) Dyson, Jr., Cynthia Dyson, Anthony (Mary) Dyson, Mae Berry, Bonnie (George) Pool, Patricia Dyson, Paul Dyson; one sister, Mavis Dyson; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren. Preceded in death by, wife, Ferra Dean Dyson; Parents, siblings, two grandsons, Eric Reason, Jonathan Dyson, Sr., two sons-in-law, Willie Reason, Nathaniel Small.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 6:00pm -8:00pm at Oak Grove AME Church, 806 Ave I, Kentwood, LA 70444.
Funeral will be Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00AM at Oak Grove AME Church with Pastor Kerry James, Officiating. 
Interment will be held at the Hookfin Womack Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.

David Walter Lampley
January 18, 1922 - April 09, 2016
David Walter Lampley, 94 was born on January 18, 1922 in Talisheek, LA to John and Estella Lampley. He departed this life on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Our Lady of the Angel Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Revie Lampley, his parents John and Estella Lampley, a brother Jesse D. Lampley, 2 son-in-law’s J.D. Mims and Terry Vernon. 3 grandsons, James Mims, Robert Byrd, and Terry Byrd and 1 granddaughter-in-law, Yosha Sibley.
He leaves to cherish his memories, 7 daughters, Marie Mims of Columbus, Ohio, Jewel Vernon of Bogalusa, Louisiana, Revieta Lampley and Priscilla Lampley of Columbus, Ohio, Kimberly (Michael) Peters of Tucson, AZ, Iris (Norman) Robinson of Columbus, Ohio, and Amy (Jerald) Brown of Houston, Texas, 6 granddaughters, Tera (Bruce) Magee of Columbus, Ohio, Susan (Denson) Pittman of Bogalusa, LA, Alexis (Angel) Vallejo of Columbus, Ohio, Janessa (Tristan) Chancley of Columbus, Ohio, Jakyra Pigott of Houston, TX, Cynthia (LaRide) Conerly of McKinney, TX, 10 grandsons, Howard Sibley, of Columbus, Ohio, Kendrick Lampley of Bogalusa, LA, David R. Penton, Leonard Anchrum of Columbus, Ohio, Edrick (Terri) Fland, Frederick (Tiffany) Fland of Houston, TX, Christian Minnis of Columbus, Ohio, Patrick Pigott, Ja’Juan Pigott of Houston, TX and Brandon Magee of Columbus, Ohio, 34 Great-Grandchildren. A special friend, Barbara Bunch of Bogalusa, LA.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa with Apostle Clayton Bullock officiating.  Interment will be at the Bogalusa Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA  Crain and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Elbert Jewel Buckley 
September 29, 1941 - April 9, 2016 
Elbert Jewel Buckley, Sr., born September 29, 1941 passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
He was born to the union of Robert Buckley, Sr., and Velma (Jackson) Buckley. He was the fourth child of seven children, four girls and three boys.
Elbert joined the United States Navy in 1959 and married his first wife Jarie Doris Magee the same year.
Elbert became affiliated with the Church of God in Christ (following in his mother’s footsteps), under the leadership of Bishop Howard Quillen, Sr.
Elbert spent twenty years in the United States Navy serving on many ships and in many ports (Norfolk, Florida, Long Beach, Vietnam) before retiring in San Diego, CA as a Chief Petty Officer.
Elbert J. Buckley, Sr., was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Velma (Jackson) Buckley, Sr., a sister, Helen Haynes, a brother Robert Buckley, Jr., and two wives: Jarie Doris (Magee) Buckley and Odessa (Jackson) Buckley
He leaves to mourn his passing four sons: Elbert (Chequita) Buckley, Jr. (Bogalusa, LA), Reggie (Donna) Buckley (San Diego, CA), Shell “Smokie” (Mary Juanita) Buckley (Bogalusa, LA) and Major Christopher (Erica) Buckley (US Army – Germany); three sisters: Audrey (Elmer) Price (Chicago, IL), Laura (Andrew) Spurling (San Diego, CA) Beverly (Hubert) Anderson (Chicago, IL); one brother, Freddie (Marilyn) Buckley (Bogalusa, LA); seven step-children: Janet (Johnny) Tillman (Gainesville, GA), Herbert (Sallie) Jackson (San Diego, CA), Ronald (Stephanie) Jackson (San Diego, CA0, Renee (Vernon) Simmons (El Cajon, CA) Ellen (J. B.) Thurmond (San Diego, CA, Fredrick Chase (Chicago, IL) Rodrick (Beatrice) Vales (Bogalusa, LA, and Brandon Chase (Jefferson City, MO) Grandchildren: Ashley, Kiiyana, Justin, Jewel, LeEric, Faizah, Niki, Nicola and Jeffrey; great-grandchild: Kacie, God-daughter, Jameen McClain, two aunts: Melvena (Glimmie) Jackson, Sr., Bogalusa, LA and Ruth (James) Joyner (Sumerset, NJ, a very special person, Laura (Chase) Buckley, a special Navy friend and traveling buddy, George Wheaton (Poplarville, MS) special cousin, Miss “Kat” Stokes (Lynwood, CA), and many cousins and friends.

Adam Bascle
March 5, 1991 - April 9, 2016
ADAM DANIEL BASCLE, AGE 25 and a resident of Isabel died early Saturday morning April 9, 2016 following an automobile accident near his home. He was a 2009 graduate of Franklinton High School that loved music and video games. Adam loved spending time on the Bogue Chitto River, fishing and mud-riding on his 4-wheeler with his children and friends. He liked boiling crawfish and Bar-B-Q’ing outdoors. He loved working alongside his brother and friends each day and hanging out with them as much as possible. Adam had a special place in his heart for his pet dog Chevy and also enjoyed spending good times with his family. 
Survived by:  Parents: Torris J. Bascle and Shirley M. Polk Bascle of Isabel; Fiance: Katrina Peterman of Isabel; 4 Children: Abbyghale Bascle, Adaleigh Bascle, Ally Bascle, Airyn Daniel Bascle; Brother and Sister in law: Ben and Krystal Bascle of Isabel; Nephew and Nieces: Sebastian Bascle, Harlie Bascle, Aliyah Bascle; Uncles and Aunts: Wade and Myrna Polk, Jo Ann and Terry Zerringue, Jane Bascle, Joey Bascle, Tina Bascle; Special Friend: Brent Hymel and Family; A host of other special friends and their families; Also numerous cousins and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Lastee and Etha Polk and Harris and Josephine Bascle, first cousin Jacqueline and her daughters Isabella and Gabriella and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday April 14th from 2 pm until 5 pm. A funeral service will be held at 5 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff Mizell officiating. 
Pallbearers: Ben Bascle, Sebastian Bascle, Brent Hymel, John Mizell, Jared Hall, Patrick Feske

Ernest Walters, Jr.
January 03, 1942 - April 08, 2016
Mr. Ernest Walter, Jr. passed away on the Friday, April 8, 2016 at the age of 74 at Wynhoven Nursing Home in Marrero, LA.
He was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Ernest Walters, Sr. and Audrey Stewart Walters.
He graduated from Magnolia High School in Vacherie, LA in 1961. Later he attended Grambling State University, and graduated from Southern University of New Orleans in 1971. He served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper with the 8 2nd Airborne Division and also served in the Vietnam War. 
He is survived by his children Cassandra Walters (Reginald) Thompson, Ernest Walters III, Russa Walters (Alex) Enakhifo, Oba Walters (Jennifer), Nun Amen-Ra, Tamu Walters, Chaka (Vernessa) Walters and Imani (Latresia) Walters; fourteen grandchildren, one great grandchild; five brothers; three sisters.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Raymond Walters. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 11:00Am – 2:00PM followed by the funeral service begging at 2:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home chapel 2000 Washington Street Franklinton, LA. Crain and Sons are in charge of arrangements - Franklinton. 

L. O. McBeth 
March 29, 1938 - April 8, 2016 
L. O. McBeth, 78, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
He is survived by his wife Cheryl McBeth of Bogalusa, LA; three sons Jeff (Audrey) McBeth of Franklinton, LA, Tony (Cindy) McBeth of Franklinton, LA, Brian (Macy) McBeth of Franklinton, LA; two daughters Theresa (Jesse) Diddon of Franklinton, LA and Brandi (Billy) Cochran of Hattiesburg, MS; a sister Marlene (Michael) Brand of Franklinton, LA; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Rev. Andrew Voss will officiate and interment will follow at McGehee Cemetery.

Mattie Mae Myers
April 26, 1941 - April 07, 2016
Miss Mattie Myers passed away at the age of 74 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA.
She was a native of Bogalusa, Louisiana. She was the third oldest in a family of six children. Mattie was the daughter of the late Mrs. Beatrice foster Myers and Mr. F.D. Myers Sr. 
She was a 1961 graduate of Central Memorial High School and a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church. She loved flowers and enjoyed working in her yard with plants. There was never a dull moment with Mattie Mae. She was known for keeping others laughing. 
She is preceded in death by her son, Aaron Dewayne Myers, one sister, Mrs. Geneva Galloway, one brother Freddie Myers, and a niece, Mrs. Cathy Foster. 
She leaves to cherish her memories, one sister Mrs. Shirley (Cleophus) Guy of Bogalusa, two brothers, Henry Myers of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Denver (Stephanie) Myers of Bogalusa, one aunt, Mrs. Azzie L. Woullard of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and one very close friend, Mary Morris of Baton Rouge, Louisiana as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating.
Interment will be at the Bogalusa Cemetery, Bogalusa, LA. Crain and Sons Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements – Bogalusa.

Denver Nobles
March 31, 1927 - April 7, 2016
DENVER DOLPHAS NOBLES, AGE 89 and a resident of Pine died Thursday April 7, 2016 at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. He was a former meat inspector for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and a longtime active member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and he enjoyed playing the harmonica and guitar alongside his bandmates and friends, often playing each year at Mile Branch Settlement during the Washington Parish Free Fair and at other events throughout the area. 
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Denver Nobles, Jr. and Roselyn Nobles of Scott, LA; Daughter in law: Veronica Nobles of Pine; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Carla and Ernest Boudreaux of Scott, Jim Nobles, Joe Nobles both of Lafayette, Matthew and Tammy Nobles of Bogalusa, Berkley and Marilyn Nobles, Derrick and Allison Nobles all of Bogalusa, Robin Nobles, Cynthia Nobles both of North Carolina, Brent and Danielle Nobles of Pine; 12 Great-grandchildren: Haley and Austin Nobles, Gabe, Faye, Taya, Troy and Tyler Nobles, Kylie and Tayln Nobles, Cadence Nobles, Vera Nobles, Tori Liprie; 2 Brothers: Benton Nobles of Pine; Sister: Ollie Cadenhead of Kentwood; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his wife Vera Wilson Nobles, a son Rodney Wayne Nobles, his parents George W. Nobles and Caroline Miley Nobles, brother Alfred Nobles and sister Audrey Nobles Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 11th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Midway Church Cemetery.

Jackie Ray Rogers 
November 3, 1954 - April 7, 2016 
Jackie Ray Rogers, age 61, born on November 3, 1954, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a United States Army Veteran and served in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Ramona Rogers of Bogalusa, LA; two daughters, Angela Dykes of Bogalusa, LA, and Cathy Esquivel of Covington, LA; one son, Carl "Bubba" Gregg of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Martha A. Smith of Abita Springs, LA; one brother, Michael Rogers of Lafayette, LA; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Gussie Tynes officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Raymond Bernard Gonzales, Sr. 
July 21, 1920 - April 7, 2016 
Raymond Bernard Gonzales, Sr., 95, born on July 21, 1920 in New Orleans, LA, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He retired from Southern Timber. He was a World War II Veteran and served in the United States Navy. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Ginny Dunaway (Wilton) of Bogalusa, LA; daughter-in-law, Molly Gonzales of Bogalusa, LA; six grandchildren, Elizabeth “Buffy” Walker (Scott), Michael Raymond Gonzales, Wendy Lynn Austin (Shane), Becky Williams, Rebecca Marie Williams (Ryan), and Vicky Nichele Blackwell (Scotty); ten great-grandchildren, Gabriel Walker, Collins Walker, Brennen Gonzales, Zachary Gonzales, Timothy Gonzales, Caroline Austin, Olivia Blackwell, Skylar Blackwell,Barrett Williams and Bennett Williams.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lena Pepe Gonzales; a son, Raymond Bernard Gonzales, Jr.; and his parents, Bernard and Edna Gonzales.
Visitation will be will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, April 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Mass will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Entombment to follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Daisy L. Jones 
September 29, 1947 - April 7, 2016 
Daisy L. Jones , 68, born on September 29, 1947 in Decatur, AL, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at her residence in LaPlace, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Lela Henry (Robert); three sons, Henry Scott (Renee), Joey Scott (Trinidad) and Bobby Scott, Jr. (Marlene); four sisters, Bonnie Ladner (DeWayne), Cathy Nobles (Harry), Frances Gaiser, and Brenda Morgan; twenty-two grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Jones,; her parents, Robert Lee Baker and Lela Thompson Baker; step-father, Oliver Rollings; her sisters, Sarah Daniels and Marie Wolfe; her brothers, Charles Baker and Raymond Baker; brothers-in-law; Richard Gaiser and Randy Morgan.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, March 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Scott Oxner officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Charles Wayne Sauls 
January 15, 1945 - April 7, 2016 
Charles Wayne Sauls, 71, born on January 15, 1945 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his resience in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Hutto of Tallulah; sisters, Cindy Tuttle of Slidell, LA and Mary Haik; grandchildren, Andrew Crain, Bogalusa, LA, Zachary Bond, TN and Kayla Steckler of Houma; great-grandchildren, Emma and Roxanne Crain.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, April 11, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Rusty Kuhn and Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment to follow at Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Ernestine Foil Crowe
July 26, 1921 - April 7, 2016
ERNESTINE FOIL CROWE, AGE 94 and a resident of the Richardson Community died at 2:45 am Thursday April 7, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a member of Fisher United Methodist Church that loved playing piano, which she learned to play by ear. Ernestine also loved reading her Bible and inspirational books and enjoyed listening to gospel music by the Gaithers, Elvis Presley and others. She liked to play board games with her neighbors, friends and family such as Yahtzee and Scrabble. She was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Ernest and Linda Crowe of Gulfport, MS, Timothy “Herman” and Patty Crowe of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Amy Jo and Wayne Smith of Franklinton, Rosebeth Crowe of Hammond; Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Modez Crowe, a son William Terry Crowe, parents J. Ernest Foil and Bessie Sylvest Foil and sister Amy Foil Givens.
Visitation will be at Fisher United Methodist Church Saturday April 9th from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1 pm Saturday with Rev. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Christine G. Johnson
May 20, 1955 - April 06, 2016
Christine G. Johnson, age 60, of Hackley, LA, returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. 
Christine G. Johnson, the baby of 9 children, was born to Superintendent Dutch James and Missionary Ruth Nickolson-James, in Bogalusa, Louisiana on May 20, 1955. She graduated from Mt. Hermon High School. As a young lady, she also managed to attend Trade School despite the great responsibility of caring for her ill mother and raising her niece. Years later, on September 11, 1981, she married the love of her life Sidney Johnson. Through this union two sons were born, Samuel Johnson and Dwight Johnson. Her sons were the answer to her prayers and were so very dear to her. She worked for the Washington Parish School District for many years and later worked and retired as a Personal Care Giver.
Surviving to cherish her memories: her husband Sidney Johnson of Hackley, LA; her sons Samuel (Colletha) Johnson of Monroe, LA and Dwight Johnson of Monroe, LA; her granddaughter Kaitlin Johnson; her godchildren Linda Magee, Kristy Davis, Austin Clark, Raymond James, Deandre Lawson, Christina Creighton, and Christina Elzie; her sisters Naomi James, Josie Butler, Loucean James, Louise Hart, Martha Beard and Ruth Watson; her brothers Willie Ray James and Bobbie Ray James; a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father Superintendent Dutch James, mother Missionary Ruth Nickolson-James, step-mother Missionary Terry Powell-James, and daughter-in-law Ashley Johnson.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:00PM at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church 28040 Mount Olive Rd, Mount Hermon, LA 70450 with Rev. George Butler – Pastor, and Elder ML Smith - Eulogist

Gloria Jo Holloway 
March 9, 1940 - April 6, 2016 
Gloria Jo Holloway, age 76, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mandeville, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

George Earl Thomas, Sr
February 22, 1932 - April 6, 2016
Mr. George Earl Thomas age 84 passed away on April 6, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa La.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday April 9, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time for services in tha chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Springhill Magee Cemetery.
A complete obituary will be posted Friday.

Woodrow J. "Jack" Blevins 
October 29, 1918 - April 5, 2016 
Woodrow J. “Jack” Blevins, 97, born October 29, 1918, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a faithful member of Memorial Baptist Church. He was a power company employee working for Gaylord, Louisiana Power and Light/Entergy for a total of 45 years.
He was a World War II Veteran, serving with the 38th Cyclone Division Army Infantry from 1941 to 1946. His unit was referred to as The Avengers of Bataan.
Jack is survived by his wife, Louise S. Blevins of 20 years; a daughter, Cheryl Blevins Wootten; a granddaughter, Ann Blevins Wootten Bowes (David); and a great-granddaughter, Bay Ann Wootten Bowes. He is also survived by two step-daughters, Barbara (Elmo) Sanchez, and Beth (Alan) Lang; one step-son, Paul (Barbara) Lee.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Womack Blevins of 51 years; his parents, William Horace Blevins and Tina Jane "Tinnie Churchwell Blevins; five sisters, Edith Frances Blevins, Letha Jo (Kenneth) Fadely, Karene (Gilbert) Hole, Georgia (George) Jason, and Doris (Jimmy) Martin; four brothers, Wilson, Vernel, Cecil and William (Irene) Blevins.
Vistiation will be held at Memorial Baptist Church on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Field Thigpen, Rev. Dennis Allen, and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
Active Pallbearers will be, John Kimble, Ronnie O'Quinn, Andy Morgan, Bryan Baughman, Nathan Alford, and Rodney Wascom.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Dale White 
January 20, 1954 - April 5, 2016 
Robert Dale White, age 62, born on January 20, 1954 in Picayune, MS, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his residence in Covington, LA.
He is survived by four daughters, Jennifer White and Tommie Foster (Charles) both of Bogalusa, LA, Natalie Bell of Fort Worth, TX and Karen Dody (Shannon) of Amarillo, TX; three sons, DeWayne Penton (Danette) of Franklinton, LA, Wesley Penton and Robbie White (Sherry) both of Covington, LA; two sisters, Gail Leonick (Gerald) of Metairie, LA and Nute Holland (Shane) of Bogalusa, LA; four brothers, Ray Hawk (Annette) of Varnado, LA, Curtis Hawk of Colorado, Donald Hawk of Maine and Billy Hawk (Kim) of Isabel, LA; twenty two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Debbie White; and his parents, Dimples Bowden and Wesley Fuller.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 5:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M. Memorial Services will begin at 7:00 P.M with Rev. Kellie Penton officiating.

Donavan McElveen
October 12, 1967 - April 4, 2016
DONAVAN RAY MCELVEEN, AGE 48 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died early Monday April 4, 2106 at his home. He was a welder and a member of Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church. 
Survived by:  Father: Gaylon McElveen of Mt. Hermon; Wife: Jean Borskey McElveen of Mt. Hermon; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Brandon Ray McElveen of Kentwood, Nicholas Donavan McElveen and Christina McElveen of Mt. Hermon; Daughter: Kristin Nicole McElveen of Franklinton; 3 Step-sons: Justin Landry, Zac Hebert, Blake Day; 5 Grandchildren: Casey McElveen, Kaiden McElveen, Natalie Hebert, Bentlie Hebert, Olivia Ann McElveen; Sister and Brother in law: Lisa and Jim Miller of Mt. Hermon; Also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his mother Mavis Sue Creel McElveen
Visitation will be at Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church Thursday April 7, 2016 from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Friday with Rev. Randall Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Maples Cemetery.

Vanda Reeves Miller
December 7, 1931 - April 4, 2016
VANDA MAXINE REEVES MILLER, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died Monday April 4, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime active member of Sunlight Baptist Church where she took great pride in her church outreach, prayer list, and sympathy card coordination. Vanda worked as a clerk at Ideal Pharmacy for 50 years. She loved tending her flowers and working outside in her yard. She was always a loving mother that cared deeply for her family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  2 Daughters and a Son in law: Barbara Epps of Franklinton, Anita and Gregory Patin of Baton Rouge; 3 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Abby and Trent Penny of Franklinton, Leigh Cox, Eric Patin both of Baton Rouge; 3 Great-grandchildren: Collin Penny, Ty Penny, Landon Cox; Nephews and Nieces: Jeff Reeves, Byron Reeves, Melanie Hickman, Becky Smith; Also numerous other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clyde Van Reeves and Maudie Toney Reeves, granddaughter Angie Epps, son in law Tom Epps, a young brother Charles Reeves and brother and sister in law Gerald and Mary Reeves.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday April 8th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Milton Kleisch and Rev. Sammy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Justin Reeves, Coty Reeves, Colby Reeves, Shane Hickman, Zachary Smith, Tyler Smith

Ruth Mae Cooper Thomas
April 19, 1919 - April 4, 2016
RUTH MAE COOPER THOMAS, AGE 96 and a resident of Franklinton died early Monday April 4, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She also taught a Women’s Bible Study group. Ruth loved painting after she learned later in life. She also enjoyed gardening and tending her flowers. Ruth adored her many grandchildren and cherished the time spent with the youngest ones.
Survived by:  2 Daughters and Sons in law: Marcell Cooper Graves and Eld. J.W. Graves of Pine, Vondell Cooper Pierce and Jim Pierce of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Willie F. Cooper and Jeanette Cooper of Pineville, LA; Eld. Clyde Cooper and Gayle Cooper of Pine; 13 Grandchildren and Spouses; 29 Great-grandchildren; 5 Great-great-grandchildren; 4 Step-Children and Spouses: Roxie Faye Rushing of Tylertown, Melvin Ray and Judy Thomas of Mississippi, Linda and Mike Perry, Mike and Jonteel Thomas all of Franklinton; Numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Alberta Kennedy, Lucille Thomas; Brother and Sister in law: Mack and Maida Thomas; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husbands Clyde C. Cooper and Maurice “Bud” Thomas, her parents M.C. “Buck” Thomas and Ada “Toney” Thomas, 3 sisters and 10 brothers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday April 5th from 4:30 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Clyde Cooper, Eld. J.W. Graves and Eld. Donnie Broome officiating. Burial will follow in the Acy’s Creek Church Cemetery.

Kathryn Magruder
March 9, 1925 - April 2, 2016
Kathryn Joyce Verger Magruder passed peacefully from this life to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 2 at the age of 91. She was born March 9, 1925 to Inez Camp Verger and Virgil Verger and graduated from Amite High School. She married her high school sweetheart, James N. “Jimmy” Magruder, Sr. and together they had five children. They moved their family from Folsom to Franklinton, LA in 1962, when she began working in the accounting field, providing services and smiles to many businesses and individuals in the community over the course of her career. Kathryn was an avid bridge player and dancer. She loved entertaining friends and family and maintained a beautifully manicured yard well into her 80’s. She was a loyal supporter of Franklinton High School sports, along with her husband. She was a beloved member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton, where she taught a ladies’ Sunday School class for many years. She will be remembered by many for her beautifully coiffed hair, her love of all things festive, and her ready laugh.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, her brothers Lawton Verger and Sherwood Verger, her sister Genie McKneely, and grandson, James N. (Jim) Magruder, III.
She is survived by two sons: James (Tammy) Magruder of Franklinton and Virgil (Sherrie) Magruder of Covington, LA; and three daughters: Pam (Dorman) Davidson of Mandeville, LA, Jackie Weber of Baton Rouge, LA, and Joyce Seal of Franklinton, LA. She was a devoted “Granny” to 9 grandchildren: Dan (Julie) Garrett, Paul (Rachel) Garrett of Baton Rouge, Nancy (Jack) Hoover of Colorado Springs, CO, Ken (Kelsy) Weber and Angie Weber of Baton Rouge, Jennifer (Alan) Wozniak of Hammond, LA, Ray Magruder of Covington, LA, George Dillon Seal and Macie (Robert) Goings of Franklinton and 16 great-grandchildren: Davis, Griffin, Matthew, Anna, and William Garrett all of Baton Rouge, LA, Noah and Andrew Hoover of Colorado Springs, CO, Madeline, Kathryn, Timothy, and Adan Weber of Baton Rouge, LA, Kaley Townley and Lainey Weber of Baton Rouge, LA, Abbey Magruder of New Orleans, LA, Parker Wozniak of Hammond, LA, and Berkley Goings of Franklinton, LA. and one great-great grandchild, Natalie Townley of Baton Rouge, LA. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Joanne Verger of Coos Bay, OR, Peggy Verger of Renton, WA, and Anne Magruder of Bay St. Louis, MS, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 
Visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 5 from 10AM until 2PM. Funeral services will begin at 2PM, with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating Internment will follow at Ellis Cemetery. For those who may wish to honor her memory, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Franklinton.

James Woody Alford 
November 17, 1942 - April 1, 2016 
James Woody Alford was born November 17, 1942 and departed this life at age 73 on Friday, April 1, 2016 at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ottis and Thelma Alford and sister-in-law, Truus Alford.
He is survived by brother, Ronnie Alford (Nickey), brother, Jesse Alford (Truus), and nephew, Jesse Scott Alford, cousins, Gloria Jean Cutrer (Sweet), Sydney Wheat, Diane Walters, Harold Higgins, special friend and caregiver Bonnie Wells Seccora and very close and special friends, Roy and Patty Wells, and his faithful pet Little O.
Memorial Service will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Memorial Service will begin at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Westside Baptist Church Youth Camp.

Walter D. Seal 
February 21, 1942 - April 1, 2016 
Walter D. Seal, age 74, born on February 21, 1942, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016.
He is survived by one brother, Sidney Seal; numerous nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman G. Seal and Roberta Walker Seal.
Graveside Services will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Old Fornea Cemetery in Varnado, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Jenkins Creel
October 17, 1946 - March 31, 2016
MILDRED L. JENKINS CREEL, AGE 69 and a resident of Bogalusa died at 9:31 am Thursday March 31, 2016 at her home. She was a lifelong member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church and a former truck driver who had been retired for many years. Mildred cherished the time spent together with her family.
Survived by:  2 Sons: Dennis Eugene Bates of Bogalusa, William Lavan Bates of Pine; Granddaughter and Spouse: Victoria and Pete Craft of Pine; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Carolyn and LaTroy Sharp of Lee Road, Judy and Kenneth Duncan of Pine; 3 Brothers: Ottis Jenkins, Carlos Jenkins, Clayton Jenkins; Special Cousins: Lauretta and Bruce Roberts, Lauquetta and David Passman; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her son Keith Earl Bates, her parents Van Jenkins and Audrey Nobles Jenkins, a sister Verlia Miller and brother Elton Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 4th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Billy Reyer and Eld. Lerand Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Van Jenkins Family Cemetery near Pine.
Pallbearers: Danny Jenkins, B.J. Jenkins, George Seal, Joshua Seal, Brandon Miley, Bruce Roberts 

John Doyle Thomas, Jr. 
July 22, 1960 - March 31, 2016 
John Doyle Thomas, Jr., age 55, born on July 22, 1960, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Gerald Hartfield Thomas; his father, John Doyle Thomas, Sr.; and a brother, Donnie Thomas.
He is survived by three daughters, Dani Thomas (Cory) of Bogalusa, LA, Sonni Entrevia of New Orleans, LA and Courtney Hartfield Talley of TX; one son, Jeremy Hartfield of Florida; his mother, Sarah Terry of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Vicky Chatalier of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Alyssa Talley, Aden Talley, McKinlea Wheat and Bailey Thomas.
Memorial Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Memorial Service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating.

Juiet W. "Doc" Schilling
March 30, 1931 - March 31, 2016
JUIET W. “DOC” SCHILLING, AGE 85 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 2 PM Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence.
He was a deacon and member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. He had also served on the Board of Bowling Green School and was also a former member of the Mt. Hermon Ruritan Club. He was a U S Air Force Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. After serving his country he returned to Washington Parish to dairy for 56 years. 
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survived by:  Wife of 64 years: Eleanor Alford Schilling of Mt. Hermon; 3 Sons and daughters in law:  Juiet G. Schillings and Melinda of Bolivar, Richard B. Schilling, William R. “Billy” Schilling and Laura all of Mt. Hermon; Daughter: Gale S. Williams of Mt. Hermon; Grandchildren and spouse:  Christopher Nicholas “Nick” Goings and Kristen of Pine, Mary Katherine Schillings of Amite, Chris Tetreau of Mt. Hermon; Great grandson: Maddox Christian Goings; 2 Sisters and a brother in law:  Nell S. Webb and Steve of Watson, Mamie S. Burch of Mt. Pisgah; Sisters in law and brothers in law:  Frances Schilling, Tanda Schilling, Doris Schilling, Robert D. “Bob” Smith, Delores Corkern, J. Paul Alford and Barbara; Numerous nieces and nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Krystal Gale Goings Tetreau, his parents Silas and Lettie Mae Miller Schilling, father in law and mother in law J P and Connie Wilkes Alford, brothers and sisters in law Cilmon and Nell Schilling, Donnie R. Schilling, Ronnie L. “Goat” Schilling, Abner Schilling, sister and brother in laws Juanita and Dorman Corkern, A.W. Burch, sisters in law and brothers in law Mary Ella A. Smith, Jimmy Corkern, Patsy A. and Ralph Dedon.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 4 PM until 8 PM and after 10 AM Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh, Bro. Tim La Coste, Rev. Toney Hicks, Rev. Josh Smith and Rev. Scott Spinks officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery.

Brent Aaron Remel 
June 18, 1969 - March 30, 2016 
Brent Aaron Remel, age 46, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Winter Park Hospital in Winter Park, FL.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Lavern Stogner
July 20, 1937 - March 30, 2016
LAVERN STOGNER, AGE 78 and a resident of Enon passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon March 30, 2016 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe. He was a 1955 graduate of Enon High School that always loved hunting and fishing. Lavern was retired after a 20+ year career as a computer technician with the United States Army during and following the Vietnam War. Lavern met his wife in Newfoundland, Canada and later they moved to Ontario. For the previous 10 years they have spent the winter months living in Enon and would return to Ontario each spring.
Survived by:  Wife: Rose Stogner of Enon; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Renee and Jessie Burris, April and Bruce Simpson, Toni Stogner; 8 Grandchildren; 8 Great-grandchildren; Step-children and spouses in Canada: Georgina and Greg Feys, Bill and Jen Butterworth, Fred and Linda Butterworth; 6 Step-Grandchildren, also in Canada; Special great-nephew: Edward D. Stogner; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar Stogner and Alice Jenkins Stogner, 6 brothers Richard, Daniel, Denmon, Huey, Oscar and John Stogner, sisters Monta, Bessi, Becky, Francis and special nephew Hollis, raised as one of his brothers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday April 3rd from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at Enon Baptist Church from 10 am until the funeral service at 11 am. Burial with military honors will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Edward Stogner, Rodney Stogner, Bill Butterworth, Ron Druken, Jesse Burris, Adam Luper

Roy Temples
October 22, 1951 - March 30, 2016
ROY HOUSTON TEMPLES, AGE 64 and a resident of Pine died at 2:51 am Wednesday March 30, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. He was a longtime member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church and a former crane operator for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Roy loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He often passed the time relaxing and drinking coffee on his front porch. Roy loved baseball and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play baseball and football. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survived by:  Wife of 42 years: Wynetta Gerald Temples of Pine; Mother: Katie Beall Temples of Pine; Son and Daughter in law: Randall and Anna Temples of Pine; Daughter and Son in law: Christie and John Bourgeois of Pine; 4 Grandchildren: Hunter Temples and Logan Temples, Tristan Bourgeois and Grant Bourgeois; Brother in law and Sister in law: Johnny and Joyce Temples; Sister in law and Brother in law: Theresa and Jerry McKenzie; Also numerous nieces and nephews 
He was preceded in death by his father Everett Temples, father in law and mother in law Talmadge and Fannie Gerald, maternal grandparents Randolph and Ruby Beall, paternal grandparents Rudolph and Melvinee Temples and best friend Marshall Wayne Carter.
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Thursday March 31st from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 10 am Friday with Eld. Gerald King, Eld. Glenn Stuart and Bro. Larry Mizell officiating. Burial will follow in the New Gerald Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Hunter Temples, Logan Temples, Derrick McKenzie, Rory Beall, Elton Miley, Jeff Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers: Tristan Bourgeois, Grant Bourgeois, Bennie Buff, George Ladner, Johnny Gerald, Jerry McKenzie

Lester Shane Gerald 
July 26, 1981 - March 29, 2016
Lester Shane Gerald, a resident of Columbia, MS, age 34, born on July 26, 1981 in Franklinton, LA, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.
Shane is survived by four precious daughters, Jaelynn Rose Gerald, Mariah Presley Gerald, Madison Elizabeth Gerald and Gracie Virginia Gerald, that he loved dearly and enjoyed spending time, playing dress-up, dancing, hiking, bon fires, and whatever they wanted to do. He is also survived by his mother, Sharon Rose Watson Thornhill of Columbia, MS; his father and step-mother, Jimmy Wayne and Lisa Gerald of Franklinton, LA; sister, Courtney Alisia Gerald of Franklinton, LA; uncles, Tony Dale Gerald (Stacy) of Franklinton, LA and James Watson, Jr. (Rhonda) of Bogalusa, LA; aunts, Mary Smith, Evelyn and Jimmy Smith and Rebecca Watson all of Franklinton, LA.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Antionette Watson, Floyd Dale and Margaret Gerald; an aunt, Tracy Gerald; and an uncle, Kelly E. Smith.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Easterling officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Haven Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Thomas Gerald, James Watson, Chad Smith, Jimmy Smith, Sr., Eric Watson, Lennie Pizzetta, Joe Smith and Stephen Chawer.

Catherine Davis Smith
July 03, 1939 - March 29, 2016
Mrs. Catherine Davis Smith was born on July 3, 1939 to the late Bessie Curry and D.J. Davis in Bogalusa, LA. She made her a transition on Tuesday morning March 29, 2016 at St Tammany Parish Hospital.
At an early age, she joined the Second Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the Reverend S.L. Greenup. Catherine was a faithful choir member for many years. 
Catherine attended Central Memorial Elementary and Central Memorial High School. She worked as a Dietary Supervisor at the Bogalusa Medical Center and continued her occupation as a domestic worker in many capacities. She later retired in 1990 and dedicated her time to help in rearing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Better known as “Mama Kat,” she dedicated her time and energy to serving the community by cooking and feeding many within her neighborhood, caring for many children, and mentoring youth. Mama Kat was a Timberjack, Lumberjack, Grambling State University, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys cheering mom. 
She pursued what she loved most and continued to give back to the community in numerous ways.
Catherine leaves to cherish her memories, one brother Horrace (Joy) Davis; four sons, Odris Smith, Robert (Vaneda) Smith, Sean Smith and Victor Cowart; nine daughters, Janice (Ricky) Davis, Marie Ishman, Lydia Moses, Janice Norris, Joyce Smith, Romeldia Rogers, Bennie Jean Smith, Mary (Eddie) Smith, Glendia Arbuckle, and Dawn (Byron) Adams. Grandchildren Robert Smith II, Chelsea Smith, Nicholas Smith, Joiya Smith, Vaneda Volentine, Fredricka Johnson, 
Sean Smith II, William B. Smith, Jordan Smith, Madison Bruns, Christopher Smith, Kayli Smith, Rickeshia Davis, Alexis Smith, William G. Smith, Shuntae` Slader, Harvest Sladers, Glendia Sladers, Justin Sladers, Rodney Brown Jr., Kirstie Adams, Byron Adams II, Matthew Adams, Kaitlyn Adams, Sabrina Owens, Latana Smith, Larry Rogers, Joseph Rogers, Leon Rogers, Dessie Norris, Carolyn Norris, Jimmy Norris, Tina Jefferson, Damion Oatis, Darwin Oatis; four immediate great-grandchildren Raniya Temple, Robert Smith III, Alaya Smith, Anyla Shorter and numerous great-grandchildren. Lifetime daughter in love, Veronica A. Smith; lifetime devoted friends Lubertha Keller, Classie Bearden and Ellen Greely; godchildren Courtney Matthews, Cody and Cory Peters and a host of other relatives and friends. 
Katherine Smith was preceded by her husband Benjamin Smith; parents Bessie Curry and D.J. Davis, grandmother LuBertha Curry; sisters Annie Jackson and Gloria Cowart, brothers Freddie Cowart and Charles Cowart; children David D. Davis Smith, Constance Oatis, William Gerald Smith; Daughter-in-law Almeda Smith; Son-in-law Donnie Ishman; grandchildren Veronica Davis Michael Rodgers, special son Andrew Cowart.
The Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Smith will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Bethlehem Baptist Church Family Life Center at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Darryl Self of Second Baptist Church will be officiating the service; Rev. Darryl Nichols - Eulogist.

Kevin Jacob Seal
July 15, 1968 - March 27, 2016
Obituary for Kevin Jacob Seal
KEVIN JACOB SEAL, AGE 47 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:30 pm Sunday March 27, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Kevin was born July 15, 1968. He graduated from Bogalusa High School 1986 and was a correctional officer at Rayborn C.C. for over 20 years. Kevin worked in radio, at WBOX and others, where his booming, animated announcer voice was heard by many. (Because of his beautiful radio voice, Kevin was always invited to MC events on the USS Saginaw, at the Prison, and community events.) He enlisted in the Navy and was in active duty from 1989 to 1992, where he was assigned to the USS Saginaw in Little Creek Virginia and traveled the world. Kevin served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It was during that time that he received many honors: Navy Unit Commendation ribbon, Kuwait Liberation medal, Southeast Asian Service medal, National Defense Service medal, SRA Service Deployment ribbon. Kevin received an Honorable Discharge and then served 4 years in the Naval Reserve from 1992 to 1996 as BMSA Kevin Sea. He began a career at Rayborn Correctional in 1993 and is currently ranked Master Sergeant. He is in charge of a DOTD Crew and serves as a CPR instructor for the prison. 
Kevin met his wife Tonja in 2008 while she was Principal at Byrd Avenue in Bogalusa. Kevin and a crew of inmates were assigned to Byrd Avenue to complete repairs around the school. Kevin and Tonja began dating in 2009 and were married on July 14, 2010 in Ocho Rios Jamaica and haven't really left their honeymoon. 
Survived by:  Wife: Tonja Varnado-Seal of Franklinton; Parents: Houston Seal, Jr. and Brenda Duncan Seal of Varnado; Daughter: Malarie Jenkins of Covington; Son: Coley Varnado Jenkins of Franklinton; Aunt and Uncle: Debbie and Bobby Potter of Bogalusa; Mother in law: Peggy Varnado; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Harold Varnado, Jr and Rhonda Varnado, Michael and Debbie Varnado, Tammy Ingram all of Franklinton, Ruston and Shelly Varnado of Covington; Special Friends: Dennis “Archie” Andrews and Trish Andrews of Virginia Beach, VA; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Melvin and Evelyn Duncan, Houston Seal, Sr. and Elizabeth Seal, first cousin Jessica Potter, father in law Harold Varnado, Sr. and brother in law Alan Varnado. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday March 31, 2016 from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman, Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Andrew Voss officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Seal Cemetery.
Pallbearers are his co-workers and friends Pat Campo, Daryl Grant, Damon Smith, Jonathan Chaisson, Chris Ladner, Josh Goff
Honorary Pallbearers: Brent Brumfield, Darrell Miley, Tim Crawford

Larry McNabb, Sr. 
March 19, 1947 - March 27, 2016 
Larry McNabb, Sr., a resident of Pine, LA, age 69, born on March 19, 1947 in Columbia, MS, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Duncan McNabb of Pine, LA; two sons, Larry McNabb, Jr. and Jay McNabb both of Pine, LA; two sisters, Treasure McNabb of Bogalusa, LA and Lillie Nell Dykes of Varnado, LA; one grandson, Ethan G. McNabb-Boyet; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Marie McNabb; his parents, J. W. & Bertha McNabb; a sister, Mamie Sue McNabb; and two brothers, Jack McNabb and Bill McNabb.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 4:00 P.M. with Bro. Don Miley officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Haley Michelle Saltaformaggio
July 3, 1984 - March 27, 2016
Haley Michelle Saltaformaggio, 31 of Mandeville, LA died on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Born, Tuesday, July 03, 1984 in Baton Rouge, LA to Vincent and Jeannie Saltaformaggio.
Survived by her parents, two year old son Tristan Morris, brother Michael Saltaformaggio, paternal grandmother Joyce L. Saltaformaggio, and maternal grandparents Elmo and Martha Tarver. 
She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather Serafino R. Saltaformaggio. 
Haley served as a Probation and Parole Officer for the State of Louisiana. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Avenue Covington, LA 70433.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 9:00 AM to service time. Interment to follow at Gulf Coast Memorial Cemetery of Bay St Louis, MS 39520.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to her son Tristan at any Chase Bank for his education.

Edweane Stogner Kinsey 
March 28, 1938 - March 27, 2016 
Edweane Stogner Kinsey, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 77, born on March 28, 1938, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James W. Kinsey; a brother, Willie J. Stogner; and a grandson.
She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Warlick (Lewis); a son, Craig Seal (Shannon); a sister, Bobbie Jean Carter; seven grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, March 31, 2016 rom 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeffery Touchstone officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Alfreida Magee
December 14, 1935 - March 26, 2016
Alfreida Magee, born December 14, 1935, died March 26, 2016.  As a child she attended Magee Hill of God in Christ where she was taught the word of God. She later moved to Water Valley Church, then joined St. John Temple COGIC.
Alfreida worked as a school bus driver for the Washington Parish Activity Center and the Counsel on Aging in Franklinton, Louisiana.
After a long joyous and blessed time her on earth, the Lord called Alfreida home on March 26, 2016.
She leaves to cherish her memories, one daughter, Cyd “Duchess” Tate of Baton Rouge, LA; two stepdaughters, Irma Jean Warren of Seattle Washington and Penny Magee of Franklinton, LA; her siblings, Tula (Andre) Sterling of New Orleans, Leroy (Shirley) Causey, Hilda Alexander and Annie Conerly all of Franklinton, LA; one sister-in-law, Madora Causey of Franklinton, LA; one great nephew whom was like a son, Ashanti Conerly of Franklinton; seven granddaughters, four grandson, eight great grandchildren; three god daughters, Mary Alice Hearne of Pearland, TX, Donna Kline of Las Vegas, NV and Janet Morris of Eagle River, Alaska; and other relatives and friends.
Alfreida was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Lucy Causey, her husbands, Melvin Tate and James Magee; a sister, Clara B. Smith; three brothers, Arizona Bill Causey, George Causey and Alton Causey.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Franklinton.  A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm.

Alice Wood Stafford
March 10, 1927 - March 26, 2016
ALICE WOOD STAFFORD, AGE 89 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 12:40 pm Saturday March 26, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a longtime member of Fisher United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women organization. Alice taught school for many, many years at Mt. Hermon School and Franklinton High School and was formerly active in the Waverly Club. She enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers while always being a loving, caring wife and mother. 
Survived by:  2 Daughters and a Son in law: Rosemary and Scott Reedy of Franklinton, Annwood Reedy of Mandeville; Son and Daughter in law: Brian and Lisa Stafford of Mt. Hermon; 7 Grandchildren: Katherine Reedy, Alex Reedy McElveen and Bryan McElveen, Beth Reedy, who had lived with and cared for her grandmother for the last year, Austin Reedy, Anna Grace Reedy, Allison Stafford and fiancé Hayden Haynes, Sarah Stafford; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Stafford, her parents Austin Wood and Minnie Braun Wood, a sister Aylene Burris and brother Richard Wood.
Visitation will be Monday March 28th at Fisher United Methodist Church from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 12 pm with Rev. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Austin Reedy, Bryan McElveen, Ben Wood, Shelby Guillory, Jimmy Antoon, Paul Vaughn

Eugene O. "Gene" Foster 
April 17, 1944 - March 24, 2016 
Eugene O. "Gene" Foster, age 71, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Roy Dale Freeman
June 18, 1940 - March 24, 2016
Roy Dale Freeman age 75 passed away March 24, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Bogalusa and US Army Veteran. 
He is survived by his wife Wanda T. Freeman of Bogalusa La. One son Michael Dale Freeman "Phyllis" of Poplarville Ms. Two daughters Lisa Spears "Ronnie" of Bogalusa La, and Emily Smith "Bernard" of Bogalusa La. Seven grandchildren, Brandon Freeman, Jamie Franks, Tyler Stevens, Hayden Freeman, Allisa Dykes, Colby Spears, and Tyler Wascom. Great-grandchildren, Paxton Stevens, Rory Franks, Porter Stevens, and Addison Simmons.
He is preceded in death by his parents Curtis and Versie Hunt Freeman, brother Bobby Freeman, sister Chrystle Mikeska, grandson Keith Dykes and nephew Douglas Mikeska.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Monday March 28, 2016 from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by Magic City Post #24 American Legion.

Jane Simmons Brodie
April 1, 1946 - March 24, 2016
JANE SIMMONS BRODIE, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3:41 pm Thursday March 24, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a former food service and sales representative for Zardic Foods and other companies for many years. Jane was a gourmet cook that enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. She also enjoyed painting and had a special place in her heart for her pet dogs and cats. 
Survived by:  Brother and Sister in law: Len Reid and Eleanor Simmons of Mt. Hermon; Sister in law: Barbara Simmons of Chicago, IL; 2 Nephews and a Spouse: Brandon and Katie Simmons of Chicago, IL, Connor Simmons of San Francisco, CA
She was preceded in death by her parents Percy Simmons and Dorothy Detrie Simmons and a brother Jim Simmons.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday March 29th from 9 am until 11 am. A Graveside committal service will be held in Ellis Cemetery following the visitation. 

Kimberly Ann Driskill
February 18, 1971 - March 23, 2016
KIMBERLY ANN DRISKILL, AGE 45 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday March 23, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was native of Centerview, Missouri where she graduated from Crest Ridge High School in 1989. Kim has been a resident of Washington Parish for over 20 years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton where she loved singing in the One Voice praise group. Kim was a former sales representative for Mary Kay Cosmetics that enjoyed visiting the Plantations near St. Francisville. She had a bubbly personality and infectious laugh that demonstrated her kindness to others. Kim was a loving wife and mother that cherished the time spent with her family and friends.
Survived by:  Husband: Jeff J. Driskill of Franklinton; 3 Daughters: Chessa Kay Driskill, Kaitlin Rose Driskill, Courtney Nicole Driskill all of Franklinton; Mother: Nina Kay Washelesky of Deepwater, MO; Brother and Sister in law: William Roy Washelesky, Jr. and Christy of Centerview, MO; Father in law and Mother in law: Marlin and Lora Driskill of Cross Timbers, MO; Sister in law and Brother in law: Rhonda and Mike Whitney of Preston, MO; Nieces and Nephews: Ashley Washelesky, Dustin Washelesky, Samantha Washelesky, Kamryn Washelesky, Grant Whitney; Aunt and Uncle: Carolyn Stephens, Sonny Morris both of Kansas City, MO; Also numerous other family members and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her father William Roy Washelesky, Sr. and grandparents Fred J. and Katherine Morris and John and Frances Washelesky.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Franklinton following the Easter Holiday, with burial later next week in the Fairview Cemetery near Cross Timbers, Missouri. 
The completed funeral service arrangements will be updated to this obituary as soon as they are finalized. 

Fern Grantham 
February 21, 1941 - March 23, 2016 
Fern Grantham, age 75, born on February 21, 1941 in Almont, North Dakota, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at her residence in Bush, LA.
She was affectionately known as Nonnie to all who loved her. She worked at the Carr Memorial Airport in Bogalusa, LA. Fern was a member of Cassidy Park and Cassidy Park Museum in Bogalusa, LA. She was a member of Covington Presbyterian Church in Covington, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Farley Grantham of Bush, LA; three daughters, Diane King, Susan King and Sandra Victoriano all of Bush, LA; one son, David Grantham of Covington, LA; two sisters, Betty LeFevre of Salinas, CA and Carol Sharp of Alturas, CA; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Loyd Alvah Cooper and Caroline Dorothy Remfert; one sister, Peggy Sandberg; and one brother, Loyd Cooper.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Otho Schilling officiating. Interment to follow at Grantham Cemetery in Bush, LA

Freddie Rogers
July 6, 1924 - March 22, 2016
FREDDIE ROGERS, AGE 91 and a resident of Isabel died at 10:50 pm Tuesday March 22, 2016 at his home. He was a member of Berry’s Creek United Pentecostal Church where he played the tambourine for many, many years. He was a former cement finisher for Pre-stressed Concrete that helped to form and finish the Causeway Bridge construction. Freddie loved working hard in his successful garden and often shared his vegetables with his friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed raising chickens and spending quality time with his family.
Survived by:  Wife of 73 years: Tessie Mizell Rogers of Isabel; Son and Daughter in law: Martin “L.B.” and James Henri Rogers of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Son in law: Paulette Jenkins of Isabel, Denise and Travis Thomas of Varnado; Sister: Lillie Mae Byers of Covington; 6 Grandchildren; 12 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Warren Rogers and Marie Galloway Rogers, 4 brothers and 7 sisters. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday March 23rd from 5:30 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Willie Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in the Mizell Cemetery.

Carrie Stogner 
March 10, 1927 - March 21, 2016
Carrie Stogner, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 89, born of March 10, 1927, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two sons, Tillman Stogner, Jr. (Jill) and Mike Stogner; one sister, Barbara Luquette; one brother, Alex Ruiz; grandchildren, Stephen (Sarah), Tom (Beth), Scott (Paula), Jon, and Josh Stogner (Leigha); great-grandchildren, Allyson, Andie, Ben, Will, Sam, Jack, Grace, Maggie, Jonathan, Tanner, Abby, Emma, Anna Kathryn, Emily, Kayla Stogner, Miranda, and Mitchell Magason; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Tillman Stogner, Sr.; three daughters, Judy Stogner, Jody Stogner and Laura Lynn Stogner; one son, Stephen Stogner; daughter-in-law, Sue Smythe Stogner; her parents, Edward and Carrie Gomez Ruiz; two sisters; Lula Babin and Beulah Amedee; and four brothers, Manuel, Edward, George and Lauren Ruiz.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Palestine Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating. Interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jett Carson Self
April 1, 2015 - March 19, 2016
JETT CARSON SELF, the nearly one year old son of Tylan Self and Brittney Bankston Self passed away Saturday morning March 19, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He had fought a courageous lifelong battle with Leukemia. Jett loved Mickey Mouse and watching football.
Also Survived by:  Brother: Cort Dawson Self; Grandparents: Randall and Lynn Bankston of Franklinton, Eddie and Rita Self of Thomas; Uncles and Aunts: Kevin and Jennifer Bankston of Sulphur Springs, TX, Keith and Michelle Bankston of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Tory and Missy Self of Thomas, Daylon Self of Bogalusa; Also numerous cousins and other family members
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday March 21st from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Easterling, Rev. Pete Williams and Rev. Andrew Voss officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents J.C. and Doris Pierce, Harold and Cloice Bankston, Pete and Elaine Seals and Edgar and Hannah Self.
Pallbearers are his four uncles.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Cancer Treatment Center of Children’s Hospital in New Orleans (c/o Development Department; Children’s Hospital; 200 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118).

Marcella D. Richardson Bush
July 30, 1954 - March 19, 2016
Marcella was born on July 30, 1954 and passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Marcella was a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana at the time of her passing. She was formerly from Bergen County, New Jersey.
She was married to Matthew.

Kevin Dewitt Freeman 
January 15, 1971 - March 18, 2016
Kevin Dewitt Freeman, age 45, born on January 15, 1971 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA.
He is survived by one daughter, Morgan Rebkah Freeman; two sons, Kevin Ryan Freeman and Brennan Chase Freeman; his mother, Shirley Freeman; one brother, Chad Freeman; one grandchild, Jerry “Kade” Galloway, IV; other family members, Bill and Jane Jenkins and Dana Chavers; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Jenkins; his father, Dewitt Roy Freeman; and a sister, Tatianna Freeman McClendon.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Larry Lassley officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Joyce Fillingame
November 26, 1959 - March 18, 2016
Joyce Nolan Fillingame age 56, of Bogalusa, LA passed away March 18, 2016. She was born November 26, 1959 in Florala to Jodie Nolan and Jessie Mae Mason Nolan. Joyce loved flowers and country music. Nothing was more important to Joyce as her family. She relished the times she spent with her family and especially her grandchildren. She loved being their NaNa. She was preceded in death by father, Jodie Nolan; mother, Jessie Mae Mason Nolan; sisters, Joann Carter and Cynthia Weeks; brothers, Charlie and Spanky Nolan.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Billy Cassidy, son, Michael Scott, daughter, Kelly Scott, numerous grandchildren including granddaughter, Jocelyn Hunt, brother, Wesley Nolan. She is also survived by an abundance of extended love ones including numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Joyce Nolan Fillingame will be 11AM Wednesday March 23, 2016 from Evans Funeral Home in Florala, Alabama with Terry Godwin officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8PM at Evans Funeral Home. Interment will be in Paxton Cemetery.

Michael Joseph Warren
March 16, 1950 - March 18, 2016
MICHAEL JOSEPH WARREN, AGE 66 and a resident of Bogalusa died Friday morning March 18, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, where he enjoyed participating in the “To Franklinton with Love” Holiday meals distribution each year and often attended the monthly Men’s Brotherhood Breakfast. Mike worked for over 20 years at Dairymen, Inc. and later at the LSU Dairy Research Station. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and enjoyed going to their baseball games.
Michael was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Bennett Warren, his father Reedy Warren and a brother James Ray Warren.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday March 21st from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Andrew Voss and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tyler Magee, John Tarver, Leon Palmer, T-Ninety Johnson, Drew Stevens, Wayne Patterson

Mary Louise Edwards
September 3, 1946 - March 18, 2016
Mary Louise Edwards, born September 3, 1946 passed away March 18, 2016 at AMG of Covington at the age of 69. She attended Love Baptist Church here in Bogalusa.
She leaves behind her husband, Brad Edwards of Bogalusa, a son Richard E. Edwards of Rhode Island, 2 brothers, Samuel R. Carroll of Petal, MS., and Maxwell Carroll of Bogalusa, numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Reese Carroll and Eva Tony Carroll.
Visitation will be held Wednesday March 23, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and visitation will resume Thursday March 24, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow the religious services in the Carroll Cemetery.

Ronald "Peewee" Peters
November 27, 1960 - March 17, 2016
Mr. Ronald Peters was born on November 27, 1960 to Mrs. Jeffie Brown Peters and the late Mr. Alex Peters. He departed this earthly house to his home in glory at the age of 55 on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Peters and four brothers, Kelly Peters, Edward Tuggle Jr., Alex Ray peters, and James Brown.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a strong loving mother, Jeffie D. Peters; six sisters, Mary Dee Anderson of Fayetteville, NC, Julie Ann Peters Herron of Gastonia, NC, Penny Sue (Earl) Jackson of Sumrall, MS, Flora Jean (Thomas) Ezell, Demetra Warren, both of Columbia, MS, Alice Faye (Willie) Alexander of Angie, LA; four brothers, Johnny (Sherry) Mikell of Columbia, MS, Donell (Sabrina) Peters of Angie, LA, Burnell Peters of Bogalusa, LA and Rev. Charles Magee of Baton Rouge, LA; one uncle, Marshall (Zella) Peters of Moss Point, MS; two aunts, Jessie Mae Magee and Ora Lee Peters both of Angie, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2016 at the Chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Ford Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 89 Upper Sunlight Rd in Sandy Hook, MS 39478 at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Archie McGowan officiating.
Interment will be at the Ford Chapel Cemetery – Sandy Hook, MS
Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa are in charge of the arrangements.

Wilkie Jackson 
November 30, 1923 - March 17, 2016 
Wilkie Jackson, daughter of the late Willie Ruff Jackson and Mattie Thompson-Jackson, was born in Tylertown, MS on November 30, 1923. She passed away peacefully on Thursday March 17, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA after a brief illness at the age of 92. She united and attended Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at Dexter, MS at an early age until she relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana where she would spend the next forty years working at the Roosevelt Hotel as a cook assistant and later as a cook before retiring to enjoy the easy life. 
She is survived by her sister, Queen Ester Daniels, Marrero,LA., four brothers, Lawrence Jackson of Lafayette, LA, John Jackson(Clotial) Varnado, LA., Airl Jackson (Rose)New Orleans, LA., Bobby Jackson (Stephanie) New Orleans, LA. She also leaves to mourn her passing a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other relatives and friends. 
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 23, in the chapel of Cook Richmond Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Terrence August, Officiating Our beloved “You have fought a good fight…may God keep you in his tender care.” 

Helen Cooper Gadmer 
September 9, 1928 - March 17, 2016 
Helen Cooper Gadmer, 87, a recent resident of Baton Rouge St. James Retirement Center, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2016.
Born in 1928, in Amite, LA, she attended business school and worked as a secretary and bookkeeper. There she met her husband, Charles J. Gadmer, and moved to Bogalusa where they made their home.
Mrs. Gadmer was a member of Zion Lutheran Church for many years before moving to Baton Rouge to live at St. James Retirement Center.
Mrs. Gadmer participated as a member of Hillside Garden Club, Bogalusa Medical Center Pink Ladies and the Bogalusa Civic League.
She enjoyed many activities such as flower arranging, reading, and visiting with her family. She loved to go on family vacations with her three daughters. She was also an avid sports fan in which she watched different sports on television, and listened to her radio when LSU games weren't televised.
Mrs. Gadmer leaves to cherish her memories to three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and John Alston of Bogalusa, Margaret and James Farr of Baton Rouge, and Susan and Donnie Sanders of Baton Rouge; five grandchildren, Dr. Kimberly F. Mehendale of Dallas, Rachael M. Werner of Malvern, AR, Matthew C. Mohon of Covingtom, Adrianne L. Sanders of Baton Rouge and Michael C. Sanders of Baton Rouge; four great-grandchildren, Lena A. Mehendale, Raja C. Mehendale, Charley K. Mohon, and Piper S. Mohon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jules Gadmer; her parents, Leo Cooper and Lillabelle C. Thomas.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at at 3:00 P.M. with Deacon Anthony Thomas of Zion Luthern Church officiating. Entombment will follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.

Joel Kenneth Harvison 
July 8, 1940 - March 16, 2016 
Joel Kenneth Harvison, age 75, born on July 8, 1940, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by a daughter, Jill H. Breazeale (James) of Abita Springs, LA; a son, Jason E. Harvison (Carmen) of Diamondhead, MS; two sisters, Joan Quimby of Dallas, TX and Carol Perry of Attleboro, Massachusetts; two brothers, Gerald Harvison (Linda) of Baton Rouge, LA and Edwin Harvison (Connie) of Sevierville, TN; four grandchildren, Jacob Harvison, Eden Breazeale, Dane Breazeale and Wren Breazeale; a special friend, Frances Dunaway of Bogalusa, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Keith Sheridan officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Mary Power Strain 
November 29, 1924 - March 16, 2016 
Mary Power Strain, 91, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was born in Medford, Massachusetts on November 29, 1924. She married James R. Strain of Bogalusa in 1946 and was a mother of five children, grandmother of ten and great grandmother of ten.
Mary was an active member at Annunciation Catholic Church, where she served on the Parish Council, served as a Eucharistic Minister; was a member of the Legions of Mary, and was awarded the Order of St. Louis medallion; the highest honor for a layperson in the church.
Mary graduated from St. Elizabeth's Hospital Nursing School in Boston. After her children were raised, she continued her career and worked at the Washington Parish Charity Hospital until her retirement.
Mary was loved by many family members and friends, who remember her as being a great conversationist, a devoted Catholic, a wonderful mother and genuinely sweet lady.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Caroline Power, as well as her brother Joe Power, and sister, Rita McDonald. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Ralph Strain and second husband, Edward Brewster Dittmer.
She is survived by her children, Jim Strain (Martha), Carolyn Payne (Frank), MaryAnn Talbert, George Strain (Donna) and Steven Strain (Maureen). Grandchildren include, Melissa Roden (David), Morgan Strain, Emily Leidner (Landry), Katie Holden (Cody), Leah Bennett (Brandon), David Strain, Matthew Strain, Rebecca Payne, Camille and Claire Strain; special niece, Veda Ann Matthews (Eddie) and grandniece, Meredith Matthews; and ten great grandchildren.
Services will be held at Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa, LA on Saturday, March 19, 2016 beginning with the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass at 1:00 PM. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request that any donations be made to Annunciation Catholic School Flood Relief Fund.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patsy Luper
October 22, 1944 - March 16, 2016
PATRICIA ANN SMITH LUPER, AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:10 am Wednesday March 16, 2016 at her home. She devoted her life to caring for her large family and cherished the time spent with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survived by: 6 Daughters and Sons in law: Theresa and Floyd Clausen of Independence, Regina and Jeffery English, Mendy Lucito, Darlene Faour, Angela Luper and Tommy Bennett, Jennifer and Otis Parnell all of Franklinton; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Blake and Paula Luper, Clyde and Gloria Luper, Gary and Angela Luper all of Franklinton; 30 Grandchildren; 15 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild; Brother and Sister in law: Paul Edward Smith and Cheryl Smith of Franklinton; Sister in law: Georgia Ann Smith of Amite; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Harold Luper, her parents Edgar Ray Smith and Lauana Mae Brumfield Smith, her brother Edgar Ray Smith, II, and sister Linda Smith.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday March 17th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Strahan Cemetery.
 
Geraldine Sanders
July 26, 1937 - March 15, 2016
GERALDINE SANDERS, AGE 78 and a native and lifelong resident of Franklinton passed away March 15, 2016 in Kennesaw, GA. She was born on July 26, 1937 to the late Charlie L. Varnado and Audna Miller Varnado. She married John D. Sanders on April 30, 1955 and was a retired nurse. Geraldine was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Dale Sanders and Rose Robertson Sanders, Danny Sanders and Lisa Sibley Sanders; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Joshua and Kathy Sanders, Jacob and Rachel Sanders, Justin Sanders, Joliegh Sanders, Jade Sanders; 4 Great-grandchildren: Julianne, Peyton, Layla Sanders and Camille Pugh; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Leanster Reese, Virginia Thompson Morris, Ruth and Ray Amond, Sibyl Amond; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, a brother Harvel Varnado and sister Golda Lafate Varnado.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday March 18th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts, Rev. Patrick Miller and Eld. Duane Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Joshua Sanders, Jacob Sanders, Justin Sanders and nephews Kevin Amond, Keith Amond and Scott Thompson.

David Lee Herring 
December 16, 1945 - March 15, 2016 
David Lee Herring, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 70, born on December 16, 1945, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Blount Herring of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Heidi Herring Holbrook (Johnny) of Denham Springs, LA, Helaina Herring Damon (John) of Madison, MS and Heather Herring Bravo (Brian) of Ponchatoula, LA; two brothers, Bruce Herring of Bossier City, LA and Rodney Thomas of Franklinton, LA; eight grandchildren, Riley Holbrook, Noah Holbrook, Darby Damon, David Damon, Dean Damon, Demi Damon, Drew Damon and Beau Bravo.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Faith Brock Herring; his mother, Dorothy Hyde Thomas and his fathers, James Bruce Herring and James Edgar Thomas.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Voss officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Lynne Marie Cooley Toler
February 01, 1952 - March 13, 2016
While living her life to the fullest and surrounded by family, Lynne Marie Cooley Toler was called home by our Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2016. She was an educator, a mentor, an avid reader, and a mother to all. Cooking was her passion as she won numerous awards which include winning the Thanksgiving competition on The Regis and Kelly Show in 2003. Lynne’s greatest joy and accomplishments were her six children and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother Rosemary E. Clark- Hughes, father John L. Cooley, Sr., grandparents Lish and Willie Clark (maternal), Boyd and Thelma Cooley (paternal), brothers Justin Hughes, Sr., George Johnson, Bryon Johnson, aunts Yvonne Clark-Powell and Audrey L. Cooley, and a niece Talisa Brigette Hughes. 
She is survived by her Father, Melvin Hughes, brothers - Alvin (Vanessa) Hughes, Sr. and John L. Cooley, Jr., sisters - Cristina Cooley Bonner, Jill (James) Nickerson, Virgie Beverly, Cynthia (Ronney) Butler-McIntyre, nieces, nephews, and 1st cousins reared as siblings. Her children- Roniqua Watkins, Alisha Toler, James Spikes, Kyra Spikes, Taryn Spikes (Charles) Smoot, and Jason Spikes; grandchildren - Martevius Watkins, Ondrej Bickham, Derrycka Bickham, Anterious Watkins, Gessyca Clark, Ella Bickham, Kayla Smoot, Aja Brown, Areyon Smoot; with an additional blessing expected in 2016.
Funeral services will be held at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Bogalusa, Louisiana on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2pm, followed by a Celebration of Life gathering at the Home of Lynne C. Toler in Richardsontown at 5pm. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Gerald Wood
July 18, 1936 - March 13, 2016
WILLIAM GERALD WOOD, AGE 79 and a resident of Pine died at 4:21 pm Sunday March 13, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church and a former United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era. Gerald was a longtime history teacher at Franklinton Junior High and later worked in the Tylertown school system. He also taught night school for over 20 years, helping countless young people throughout his many years of service. Gerald was a former longtime president of the Washington Parish Association of Educators and a past-president of the Washington Parish Retired Teachers Association, and past-president of Washington Parish Master Gardeners. He was also a cattleman and enjoyed tending to his cattle, but especially loved the time spent with his family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  Wife of nearly 53 years: Rita Stuart Wood of Pine; Son: William Gerald “Billy” Wood, II; Granddaughter: Elizabeth Miran Wood; 3 Great-grandchildren: Eathan Chase Wood, Mason Colton Wallace, Adaline Grace Wallace; Sisters in law: Carol Wood, Christine Wood; Nephews: Robert Earl Smith of Tylertown, Tommy Wood of Illinois, Michael Wood of Picayune; Nieces: Becky Creel of Franklinton, Barbara Smith of Tylertown, Christine Fadley of Indiana
He was preceded in death by his parents Ard Wood and Christine Warner Wood, brothers Thomas Wood, Morgan Wood, and Alvin Wood, a sister Hilda Smith, niece Belinda Bickham and nephews Morgan Wood, Jr. and Walton Dale Smith.
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday March 16, 2016 from 5:30 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Thursday in the church with Eld. Clyde Cooper and Eld. Gerald King officiating. Burial will follow in the Wood Cemetery in Walthal County, MS.
Pallbearers: Dr. Roy Hartfield, Jr., Stuart Hartfield, Regan Knight, Matthew Stuart, Rusty Creel Michael Wood

Howard Louis Byrd
October 25, 1921 - March 14, 2016
Howard L. Byrd, 94, a resident of the Sheridan community, passed away peacefully at his home on March 14, 2016. Born in 1921 in Seminary, Mississippi, he served in the United States Army during World War II and was a German prisoner of war. Mr. Byrd retired from the Bogalusa paper mill and was a longtime member of the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church.
Survived by:  Daughter and son-in-law: Diane and Eld. Doyle Ball; 2 grandsons: Grayson Ball; Joseph Ball and wife Jenny; 3 step-great-grandchildren: Conner Tynes; Mason Lasalle; Grace Lasalle; 2 sisters: Faye Sheridan; Rachel Vining; Sister-in-law: Jean Byrd
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Donia Sheridan Byrd; his parents Eld. Huey and Lavada Byrd; brothers, B.J., George, and Ellis Byrd; and sister, Willie Mae Bennett.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday March 15th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Doyle Ball, Eld. Tommy Hudnall, Eld. Clyde Cooper, and Eld. Duane Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with full military rites to be conducted by the Fort Polk honor guard.

Ray Jenkins
August 10, 1938 - March 12, 2016
ERBIN “RAY” JENKINS, AGE 77 and a resident of the Oak Grove Community died at 2:00 pm Saturday March 12, 2016 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital. He was a former bale-machine operator at the Gaylord box plant. Ray was a member of the Louisiana National Guard for 8 years that enjoyed traveling. He was an active member of Ben’s Ford Baptist Church and liked visiting with his friends and family. 
Survived by:  Wife of 54 years: Delores Brumfield Jenkins of the Oak Grove Community; 2 Sons: Raymond Mark Jenkins of Sparta, GA, Jeff Jenkins of Belle Chase; Grandson and Spouse: Dustin and Ashley Jenkins; 2 Greatgrandchildren: Keegan Jenkins, Lily Jenkins; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Joyce Spears of Bogalusa, Doris and James Rawls of Hurley, MS, Margie and David Vaughn of Portland, OR; Sister in law: Regina Jenkins of Lafayette; Also numerous sisters in law and brothers in law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Erbin Marion Jenkins and Etta Hunt Jenkins, a brother Roy Milton Jenkins and father in law and mother in law Athan and Freddie Brumfield.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday March 14th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Ben’s Ford Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Bro. Lynn Martin and Bro. Caleb Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Gregory Newkirk
September 27, 1950 - March 12, 2016
GREGORY DEAN NEWKIRK, AGE 65 and a resident of the Oak Grove Community died early Saturday March 12, 2016 at his home. He was a native of Kansas City, Missouri but had lived in Washington Parish for over 30 years. Greg was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War Era. He was a former off-shore worker with Danco Marine for 10 years and Mallard Drilling for 20 years. Greg enjoyed being on the water, boat riding and watching sports but he especially loved reading.
Survived by:  Wife of 37 years: Brenda Cox Newkirk of the Oak Grove Community; Son: Michael Peak of Kansas City, KS; Daughter: Shawnya R. Newkirk of Fort Worth, TX; Mother: Joretta Evans of Fort Worth, TX; 2 Sisters: Paula Newkirk Shirley, Lynetta Weatherly both of Fort Worth, TX; Special Grandson: Charles M. Ordoyne, III
He was preceded in death by his father Harold D. Newkirk and a brother Randall L. Newkirk.

Alfred Albert Griffin 
November 8, 1923 - March 12, 2016 
Alfred Albert Griffin, 92, resident of Bogalusa passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 in Carriere, MS.
Alfred is survived by his wife Mrs. Iris P. Griffin; a son David Griffin; a daughter Debbie and husband Brian Baughman; grandchildren Bradley and wife Raven Baughman, Blake and wife Stacey Baughman; great grandchildren Brycen Baughman, Elizabeth Baughman, and Parker Baughman; and his sister Charlene LaBauve.
He is preceded in death by his parents Grover and Josephine Brumfield Griffin.
Visitation will be Sunday evening March 13, 2016 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church and continuing Monday morning March 14, 2016 from 10:00 am until the funeral service at 1:30 pm at the church. Rev. Marcus Rosa and Rev. Dale Oden will officiate with interment to follow at Boyd Cemetery in Salem, MS.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Westside Emmanuel Memorial Fund.

Ollie Dean Magee
April 15, 1921 - March 10, 2016
Mrs. Ollie Dean Magee was born April 12, 1921 to the late Mr. Hayes and Creasie Davis of Franklinton, LA and she departed for glory on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
She united with Bethel Church of Christ Holiness at a young age and remained a faithful servant until her departure. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer for the WACC, Deaconess, Cafeteria Worker and church janitor.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories five children, Bernard (Brenda) Magee of Franklinton, LA, Alvin (Betty) Magee of Tucson, AZ, Annette (Curtis) Taylor of Franklinton, LA, Patricia Magee of Franklinton, LA, Donice (Anderson) Briggs of Baton Rouge, LA, a daughter-in-law Robin Magee of White Plains, VA, and a sister, Georgia McCant of Hanford, CA. She also leaves 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, special friends Melvadean Conerly, Ida Sibley, Lonnie Bickham, Jessica Burkhalter, Linda G., Mom’s for a Day, Egan Home Health and Hospice, and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Hayes and Creasie Davis, her husband Marshall Magee, and two sons, Marshall Lynn Magee and Ronnie Magee.
The visitation will be Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness USA - Franklinton, LA.
The funeral will be at 11:00 am Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness USA. Elder Jarvis Lee will be officiating. The interment will be at Bethel Church cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral - Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Earl Winston Seal
October 31, 1941 - March 10, 2016
Earl Winston Seal, born October 31, 1941 pased away March 10, 2016 at the Our Lady of Angels at the age of 74. He was of the Baptist Faith. He worked at the Crown Zellerbach , Southern Timber Forestry Division as shop foreman.
He leaves behind a daughter, Tawana Seal Applegate and fiance', Jessie Wall of Franklinton, La., a son, Earl Seal II and his wife Brittney Walker Seal of Bogalusa, 1 sister, Juanita Seal Stringer, 5 brothers, Vernon (Barbara) Seal of Covington, La., James (Ann) Seal of Bogalusa, Lloyd (Linda) Seal of Angie, La., Wilson (Valarie) Seal of Angie, La.and Milton Seal of Isabel, 3 grandsons, Michael Tyler (Jennifer) Applegate, Kaleb Earl Seal and Alex Wall, 2 granddaughters, Macey Taylor Applegate and Madisyn Victoria Applegate, 1 great granddaughter, Charleigh Sophia Applegate, 1 sister-in-law, Lynn Seal, 2 special friends, Wanda Moore Seal and Annette Perry Seal and number of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by grand parents, Mr. and Mrs Dolphus Seal and Mr. and Mrs John Singley, parents, William Talmadge and Polly Singley Seal, 2 brothers, Avin Seal and Norman Seal.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 11:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Services will be conducted by Brother Kevin Neary. The interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.

Rosie Lee Mingo Jenkins
May 15, 1928 - March 09, 2016
Mrs. Rosie Lee Mingo Jenkins was called home at the of 87 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. 
Mrs. Jenkins loved her work and she did not like "Half Stepping", that was her saying she wanted things done right if not leave it alone. She was affectingly known by her grandchildren and friends as "Mama Rosie"
Mrs. Jenkins leaves to cherish her memories to, sons: Robert L. (Sharrion) Jenkins, Georgetown, Texas, Donald L (Evelyn) Jenkins, Cedar Creek, Texas; daughters: Kathy R. Magee Austin, Texas Oneita L (Justin) Arnold, Bogalusa, LA; granddaughters: Bernita Jefferson, Anita Adams, Tanisha Jenkins, Aisha Lathan, Telisha Jenkins, Martina Jenkins; grandsons: Charles Magee, Donald Jenkins, Jr., Barry Magee, Patrick Magee, Corbin Jenkins; great granddaughters: Jacquelia Jefferson, Ariel Bolton, Teria Adams, Adaja Magee, Emerald Lathan, Adriana Magee, Amaya Jenkins, Za'Meria Miles, Rayne Sheridan, Cyera' Lathan, Skye 'Mingo, Beri Magee. Sa'Marjae Robinson; great grandsons: Sidney Jefferson, Ronald Lathan Jr., Jeremiah Magee, Brendan Magee; great great granddaughter: Shealei' Jackson; great great grandson: Donald Magee; special grandson: Shaquille Berry (Black Beauty); sisters: Nettie Faye Bridges, Versie L. Robinson, New Orleans, La and Eliza Mae Jefferson of Mary Ester, Fl. And a brother Peter M. Bridges St Paul Minnesota., a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death of eight brothers and seven sisters.
The visitation will be Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa, LA.
The funeral will be at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Johnny Johnson Sr. will be officiating. Interment will be at the Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Christine Lightell
September 22, 1959 - March 08, 2016
It is with great sadness that our family is laying our beloved sister, Christine “Blackie” Lightell to rest. Blackie was preceded in rest by her husband, Eirvin Lightell, Jr., who loved her unconditionally and faithfully; her parents Jeanette Holden and Donald Holden; and one sister-in-law Cheryl Rocque.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her siblings and their spouses: Donna Davis (Barry Davis), Melissa Adams, Karen Holden Vine (Lawrence Newton), Malinda Sylvas (Robin Sylvas); step-siblings, Shelia Earnest (Willie Thomas), Spencer Rocque, and Jerome Rocque; her mother-in-law Leona Lightell, sisters-in-law Edith McKnight and Shelia May (Reginald), brothers-in-law Leonard Lightell and Bruce Lightell; and a host of other relatives and special friends. Because of Blackie’s special relationship with her sister, Karen, she considered Darrian, Meisha, Darren Jr., Amanda, Blaise, and Kayla her children and Kamarie Jackson her granddaughter. The family would like to give special thanks to cousin Michelle Duplessis Thomas and brother-in-law Leonard Lightell for their special love and care for Blackie and Eirvin. Blackie was very loved by us and will never be forgotten. She and Eirvin will both live on in our hearts as they rest together with our Lord and Savior. Special thanks to Crain and Sons Funeral Home for all of the love you have shown this family.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.

Lisha Jordan Casnave
September 10, 1964 - March 04, 2016
Lisa Jordan Casnave was born September 10, 1964 and passed away on March 4, 2016. 
She was a resident of LaComb, Louisiana. Lisa was united to Second Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of Rev. Christopher Matthews, where she was a faithful member. 
She loved life and helped anyone who needed help. Later she moved to LaComb were she married, Joseph Sorola Casnave, where they had three children. She received a diploma in Christian Education of the National Baptist Congress sponsored by R.H. Boyd publishing.
She leaves to mourn her very special friend, Maurice Green; one son, Spencer Casnave and two daughters, Aquarvour and Rosheeda Casnave all from LaComb; a grandbaby, Alexius Casnave, her mother, Rebeca Jordan Brown (William Brown); one brother, Boswell (Majorie) Jordan; two sisters, Tammy Jordan and Sarah Jordan; eight uncles and seven aunt’s; a very special friend, Shelia Mizell and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. 
She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles (Bell Bo) Jordan; grandparent, L.V. Henry and Sarah Henry.

McKenzie Geanna Morris Scott
August 23, 2015 - March 04, 2016
McKenzie Geanna Morris Scott passed peacefully in the arms of her mother. She was born August 23, 2015 and taken by the angels to meet Jesus on March 4, 2016. McKenzie Geanna is the daughter of Royanna Morris and Kenyatta Scott, Sr. On January 29, 2016, she was dedicated to the Lord by the Chaplain, parents, and grandmother, Debra Dawson. McKenzie celebrated her 6th month birthday with her family and the NICU staff on February 26, 2016.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Royanna Morris of Covington, LA; father, Kenyatta Scott, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; sisters and brothers, Kenyatta Jr., Javorious, Arielle, JaKeithon, Kenya, Jaydon, Braxton, and Kali, all of Bogalusa, LA; maternal grandmother, Debra Dawson of Covington, LA; maternal grandfather, Royan (Kollette) Morris of Bogalusa; paternal grandparents, L.C. and Sinatra Jefferson of Bogalusa, LA; and a host of other relatives and the NICU staff at Ochsner Baptist Hospital in New Orleans, LA.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa. Internment - Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.

Huey Wilton Passman
August 29, 1931 - March 9, 2016
HUEY WILTON PASSMAN, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday morning March 9, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a longtime active member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church that truly loved the Lord and his church. Wilton was a former road crew worker with the Washington Parish Police Jury that enjoyed planting and tending his garden. He liked to joke and kid around with people, especially picking with his family and he cherished all the time spent with them. 
Survived by:  2 Daughters and Sons in law: Annie Rose and Frank Bickham of Mt. Hermon, Lora and Kendall Stogner of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Russell and Carol Passman of Mt. Hermon; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Lisa Bickham, Monica Bickham, Anna Louise Bickham, Deanne and Brandon Minarick, Blake Stogner, Russell “Rusty” Passman, Jr., Amanda and Harold Campbell, Rex “Buddy” Wascom, III and Madison Wascom,Colton Wascom; 4 Great-grandchildren: April King, Wyatt Minarick, Madeline, Minarick, Decland Campbell; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Eld. Willie J. and Gilda Passman, Richard and Nena Fay Passman all of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Annie Lou Farlow Passman, his parents Willie Alonzo Passman and Ophelia Rose Magee Passman, sisters Elsie Thomas and Lelia Thomas, brother Willard Passman and 2 infant brothers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday March 13th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Burdette Thomas, Eld. Duane Ball and Eld. Donnie Broome officiating. Burial will follow in the Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers Joe Rushing, Kent Passman, Brian Passman, Tony Passman, Billy Passman, Patrick Rogers
Honorary Pallbearers: Norman “Buster” Givens, Rusty Passman, Blake Stogner, Colton Wascom, Buddy Wascom

Dorothy Bilbo Bailey 
August 10, 1925 - March 9, 2016
Dorothy Bilbo Bailey, a resident of Bogalusa for the past 68 years, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Dot, as everyone called her, was born in Carriere, MS, on August 10, 1925 to Della Fairley Bilbo and Carey Bilbo. She was raised in Mobile, AL, and graduated from Murphy High School. As a child, she and her classmates walked through the original tunnel going under the Mobile Bay the day it opened. She married Stanley Bailey on September 7, 1947. While raising her four children, she was a homemaker, a leader in Bluebird and Campfire Girls, an assistant leader for Cub Scouts, and a Sunday School teacher. Eventually she worked for the Selective Service before going to the trade school where she became a licensed ward clerk for Bogalusa Community Medical Center. She retired from BCMC in 1990.
She is survived by two daughters, Janice Bailey Crain of Hattiesburg, MS, and Lauren Bailey Miller of Bogalusa; two sons, Charles Edward Bailey and Leverette Stanley Bailey (Ellen) both of Bogalusa; one former daughter-in-law, Patty Bailey of Moss Bluff, LA; one former son-in-law, Seedy Miller of Dixie, MS; six grandchildren, LeighAnne Crain Kittrell (Jon) of Hattiesburg, MS, Toby Miller, Terri Miller-Rachel (J.B.) both of Bogalusa, Nikki Bailey Dugas (Craig) of Moss Bluff, LA, Kim Bailey Crowe (David) of Franklinton, and Dustin Stanley Bailey of Bogalusa; twelve great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carey B. Bilbo (Mary Frances) of Mobile, AL, Theodore G. Bilbo II (Yvonne) of Fair Hope, AL and Larry Bilbo of Mobile, AL; one sister, Brenda Bilbo Fountain; and one sister-in-law, Diane Bilbo of Biloxi, MS.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Cary and Della Bilbo; her husband, Stanley Bailey; one granddaughter, Bridgette Lorraine Bailey; and one brother, Charles Deloach Bilbo.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Kyle Routzahn, Rev. Jon Kittrell and Rev. Scott Breland officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Mattie M. Honaker 
December 16, 1922 - March 8, 2016 
Mattie M. Honaker, age 93, born in Bogalusa, LA on December 16, 1922, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Greg D. Honaker of Mandeville, LA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Queenie McNeese; her husband, Douglas "Spot" Honaker; and a sister, Sidney M. Howell.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Joe Porter officiating. Entombment to follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.

Edward John Serpas
November 4, 1922 - March 7, 2016
Edward John Serpas, a resident of Mt. Hermon, passed away March 7, 2016.  Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.

Brenda Toney Miller
September 4, 1954 - March 7, 2016
BRANDA SUE TONEY MILLER, AGE 61 and a resident of Baton Rouge died at 1:05 pm Monday March 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center. She loved attending the Healing Place Church and was an avid LSU fan. Brenda was a patient care associate with the Baton Rouge Urology Clinic where she shared a very special relationship with her wonderful co-workers. Even throughout her lengthy battle with cancer, Brenda’s sweet spirit and infectious smile positively affected each and every person she met or patient she helped. She adored her loving family and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.
Survived by: Husband: Wayne Miller of Baton Rouge; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Jeremy and Jennifer Miller of McKinney, TX, Nathan and Erin Miller of Franklinton, Philip and Julie Miller of Katy, TX; 4 Grandchildren: Harrison Miller, Carson Miller, Mallory Miller, Blake Kimbell; Sister: Judy Toney Dale of Franklinton; Brother and Sister in law: Randy and Terry Toney of Mt. Hermon; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Billy Ray Toney and Doris Strahan Toney.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home; 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton; on Thursday March 10th from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards and Dr. Waylon Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery near Franklinton.

Betty Jean Crain
July 25, 1929 - March 6, 2016
BETTY JEAN CRAIN, AGE 86 and a resident of Lake Charles died early Sunday March 6, 2016 at the Lake Charles Car Center. She was a native of the Stateline Community but a longtime resident of Dallas, TX where she was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church. Betty enjoyed sewing and cooking for her family and others. She was always a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Survived by:  Son: Ronald Crain of Dallas, TX; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Diane and Jimmy Chapman of Hattiesburg, Debra and Gary Harvey of Gulfport; 3 Grandchildren: Robin Langlinlas Rogers, Nicholas Harvey, Kim Crain Powell; 3 Great-grandchildren: Hailey Wilson, Keegan Powell, Kamon Powell
She was preceded in death by her husband Martin Crain, her son Martin Crain, Jr., parents Theopolis Moody and Rebekah Ard Moody, sisters Daisy Lee Tullos and Mae Amos and a brother Nathaniel Moody.
A graveside funeral service will be held at Crain Cemetery in Stateline at 11 am Saturday March 12th with Rev. Eric Williams officiating.

Sandra Breland Jordan
July 9, 1938 - March 5, 2016
SANDRA GERALDINE BRELAND JORDAN, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died early Saturday February 5, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She grew up loving the Lord and his Church and continued that throughout her life. Sandra enjoyed working in her flower garden and taking care of puppies. She devoted her life to caring for her large family and cherished the time spent with her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including countless performances and sporting events through the years.
Survived by:  2 Daughters: Sonya Jordan of Kiln, MS, Sue Jordan of Franklinton; 7 Sons and Spouses: Jack Jordan of Franklinton, Billy Jordan of Braselton, GA, Johnny and Denise Gibson of Wiggins, MS, Randy Jordan of Franklinton, Dennis Jordan of Slidell, Paul Jordan, Lance and Yalonda Jordan all of Franklinton; 21 Grandchildren: Shawna Dillon, Jeremiah Gerald, Rachel Sumrall, Dan Bateman, Sabrina Duncan, Heather Freeman, Hannah Jones, Courtney Jordan, Robert Jordan, Sam Jordan, Shelby Jordan, Blandon Slaughter, Laken Jordan, Matthew Jordan, Jessica Jordan, Madison Jordan, Logan Jordan, Camryn Jordan, Harrison Turner, Chase Jordan, Colin Jordan, Amanda Gibson, Courtney Gibson; 17 Great-grandchildren: Kirsten Ladner, Tristan Dillon, Cailyn Gerald, Kylie Gerald, Madelyne Sumrall, Peyton Sumrall, Elliot Duncan, McKayla Jordan, Rylan Freeman, Brynlee Jones, Zayden Jones, Maddox Jordan, Alexandra Slaughter, Brendan Slaughter, Bryce Slaughter, Ashton Slaughter, Caden Jordan; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Joel and Mercedes Jordan, Dale and Beth Ryals, Carolyn Jordan, George Jordan; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents Rev. Aubrey Lamar Breland and Viola Smith Breland and sister and brother in law Edna Earl Thomas and Richard Ned Thomas, Sr. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday February 6th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Re. Harold Gaddy and Rev. Jimmy Oalmann officiating. Burial will follow in the Steep Hollow Church Cemetery near Poplarville, MS.

Gerald "Jerry" Barnes 
May 29, 1936 - March 4, 2016 
Gerald “Jerry” Barnes, age 79, born in Bogalusa, LA on May 29, 1936 passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He worked in the Bogalusa Paper Mill as an electrician for 47 years. He was a member of the Local IBEW 1077. He served in the United States National Guard. He is preceded in death by his parents, Newell & Mildred Barnes; his wife, Martha Barnes; a son, Gerald “Scooter” Barnes.
He is survived by his children, Ricky Barnes, Barry (Shannon) Barnes, and Patricia Barnes Crain; a sister, Sue Henderson; his grandchildren, Blake Barnes, Summer Barnes Duncan, Jacob Thomas, Danielle Barnes, Alex Crain, Connor Crain and Cassidy Barnes; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, on Monday, March 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Matt Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Zachary Lonzell Morris 
July 25, 1966 - March 4, 2016 
Zachary Lonzell Morris passed away March 4, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

David Preston Crain
February 10, 1959 - March 3, 2016
David Preston Crain age 57 passed away March 3, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He is survived by two daughters, Holly A. Crain of Covington La, and Mindy M. Crain of Bogalusa La. Two brothers, James "Corky" Crain of Bogalusa La, and Clarence Cooper Crain of Holden La. Four grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by his parents James Preston and Betty Joyce Cooper Crain, brothers Lamar Louis "Tiger" Crain and Robert Earl "Ickybod" Crain.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday March 7, 2016 beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until service time at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Tullos Seal Cemetery at Stateline La. Rev. David Easterling will officiate

Katherine A "Bobbie" Johnson 
April 14, 1926 - March 2, 2016 
Katherine “Bobbie” Amrhein Johnson, born April 14, 1926, went home to be with the Lord on March 2, 2016, at the age of 89. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and teacher, she is survived by four children, Kathy Johnson Cuthbert (Dan) of Baton Rouge, Mike Johnson (Lori) of Baton Rouge, Lynn Johnson of San Ramon, CA, Sarah Johnson Pierce (Charles) of Franklin, TN, and seven grandchildren, Caitlin, Connor, Chandler, Payton and Parker Johnson, and Michael and Katie Pierce, one sister-in-law, Rosemary Johnson Knight (Esco) of Bogalusa. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Nelson Bateman Johnson, and parents M. F. and Marjorie Amrhein of Zachary, Louisiana.
Bobbie was born and raised in Zachary, Louisiana, and graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Physical Education. She began her teaching career at St. Vincent’s Academy in Shreveport, LA and after wedding Nelson in 1948 moved to Angie, Louisiana. She continued her love of teaching and coaching basketball for the next 40 years at Angie High School and Angie Junior High School. For over 20 years she was a 4-H leader and spent her life devoted to her family, community and students. In 2005, she and Nelson moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Bobbie was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Baton Rouge.
A special thanks to Cheryl Hathorn and Dr. William Moore of Cardinal Hospice in Baton Rouge.
Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14th, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Bogalusa, Louisiana, with the Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Covenant House, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or charity of your choice.

Robert "Bobbie" Borel
September 16, 1937 - February 27, 2016
Sunrise, September 16, 1937 until Sunset, February 27, 2016 for Robert "Bobbie" Borel who peacefully went home to be with The Lord at the age of 78. He was a Christian and loved the Lord and was an Iron Worker. He also served his country by serving in the United States Air Force.
Bobbie as he was known was a devoted husband, father and grand father, he leaves behind his beloved wife, Barbara Neely Borel of Bogalusa, five children, Dwayne Borel, Dinah Corkern (James), Dawn Rushing (Reid), Dean Borel (Terri) and Dale Kuhn (Rusty), twelve grandchildren, Robbie Borel, Matthew Borel, Lacie Borel, Corey Fuller(Dustin), Alex Corkern, Mandy Gregory (Kevin), Natalie Rushing, Chrissy Catha (Zack), Jacob Borel, Brittaney Chesser (Mark), Victoria Buras (Justin)and Veronica Kuhn, and seven great grandchildren, a brother, Richard Borel and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leo Roy and Ethel Bowers Borel Houillon, brothers, Roy D. Borel, Lloyd J. Borel and Jackie Borel.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on February 29, 2016 beginning at 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Tuesday morning, March 1, 2016 after 9:00 A.M. until chapel services at 11:00 A.M.. Rev. Rusty Kuhn will officate the services and assisted by Rev. Fred Brumfield. Inerment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens located on Spring Valley Road in Bogalusa.

Judy J. Wheat 
October 30, 1947 - February 28, 2016 
Judy J. Wheat, age 68, born on October 30, 1947 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at her residence in Bush, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Rogers and Theresa Rogers; two sons, William Rogers and Sherman Rogers; one sister, Ruth Revere; and one brother, Eddie Gabriel.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Murphy J. Wheat; and one sister, Betty Gabriel.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Glyn Morgan
July 6, 1946 - February 27, 2016
GLYN RAY MORGAN, AGE 69 and a resident of the San Pedro Community passed away early Saturday morning February 27, 2016 at the Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Meadville, MS. He was born in Washington Parish on July 6, 1946 to the late Iddo Morgan and Della Givens Morgan. Glyn graduated from Franklinton High School in 1965 and worked for Borden’s, Inc. for 21 years. He later worked at the LSU Dairy Research Station before retiring in September 2005. Glyn was a proud deacon and longtime member of Sunlight Baptist Church. He was loved by many and the World will be less bright without him.
Survived by:  Wife of 30 years: Dianne Carter Morgan of the San Pedro Community; Daughter and Son in law: Gwyn Morgan Gober and David Collins of Bourne, TX; Grandchildren: Heather Gober, United States Marine Corps, stationed in North Carolina, Jeffery and Alicia Gober of North Carolina, Harley Collins of Bourne, TX; Great-granddaughter Bella Gober due to arrive in April 2016; Brother and Sister in law: Benny and Christine Morgan of Franklinton; Sister: Helen Morgan Erwin of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his son Jeffery Mark Morgan, a brother Clayton Daniel Morgan and sisters Charlene Morgan Miller and Evelyn Morgan Stafford.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 29th from 6pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Milton Kleisch, Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Charles Abbey officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Betty Davis Powell
April 16, 1935 - February 26, 2016
Betty Davis Powell, born April 16, 1935 passed away peacefully at the Pearl River County Hospital on February 26, 2016 at the age of 80. Betty was a long time member of the Love Baptist Church here in Bogalusa.
A devoted mother she leaves behind 3 daughters, Yvonne (Authur) Nobles of Bogalusa, Betty Jo (Mark) Kimmons of Lumberton, MS. And Sharlene Cameron of Purvis, MS., a son, Billy Joe (Linda) Powell of Pine Grove, La., a sister , Louise Smith of Lumberton, MS., 8 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren and two Great-Great Grandchildren and also numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Ethie Davis, her husband, Billy E. Powell, a brother, Braxton Davis, a sister, Marie Stevens, and a son-in-law, Wayne Cameron.
Visitation will be held on Sunday February 28, 2016 at the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home starting at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Brother Glynn Erwin will officiate the services assisted by Jerry Blackwell and Eddie Hartfield. The interment will follow at Hillview Memeorial Gardens located on Spring Valley Rd. here in Bogalusa.

John Francis Humphrey, Sr. 
May 10, 1948 - February 26, 2016 
John Francis Humphrey, Sr., 67, resident of Slidell, LA passed away on Friday February 26, 2016 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacomb, LA.
John is survived by his wife Lelia Humphrey of Slidell, LA; his daughters Shelly Ourso and husband Damian of Thibodaux, LA and Rebecca Lundy and husband Chris of Stuttgart, Germany; his sisters Crystal Cranford and husband Gary of Conway, AR and Rita Lohbauer of Elgin, IL; and seven grandchildren.
He is preceded by his parents John and Ada Ree McCall and Joseph and Grace Humphrey; a son John Francis Humphrey, Jr.; a step daughter Janene Boni; and his sister Dorothy Smith.
Services will be Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with the visitation starting at 10:00 am and remaining open until the funeral service which begins at 12:00 pm in the chapel. Interment will follow at Humphrey Cemetery in Crossroads, MS.

Claude H. Burrell 
August 12, 1914 - February 25, 2016
Claude Henry Burrell was born in Varnado, LA on August 12, 1914 to the late Calvin Burrell and Cardelia Plummer Burrell, the fifth child of eleven children. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized into the faith where he served as a faithful soldier for the Lord.
He lived in Washington Parish for one hundred and one years. He retired from Crown Zellerbach in Bogalusa after 30 years. He loved agriculture and livestock. He tilled his land until two years ago, growing vegetables and sharing with his family and neighbors, which he enjoyed.
Claude Burrell was married to the late Estella Myres Burrell for 30 years until her death in 1970. He served in the military of the army in 1938 in World War II.
On Thursday, February 25, 2016, in the early afternoon, the Angels very quietly, came and removed him into Heaven, from Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
Claude leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted niece, Eveda Clayborn of Angie, LA; three sisters: Ora Mae (Sherman) Peters of Slidell, LA, Lillie Bell Crumedy of Baton Rouge, LA, and Rosa Lean Abram of Stateline, MS, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and other relatives.
A viewing will be held Friday, March 3, 2016 from 2 – 4 pm at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements. A wake service will be held from 6 – 8 pm Friday at the Pilgrims Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Angie. A viewing will be held Saturday, March 5 from 9 – 11am followed by the funeral service at 11am at Pilgrims Rest with the Rv. Sidney Burns, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Dillon cemetery.

Hubert Carter 
September 14, 1930 - February 25, 2016 
Hubert Carter, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 85, born on September 14,1930, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a veteran of the the United States Army and served in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lucille Ellis Carter of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Lynn DeLeon (Andy) of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Mildred Pittman of Bogalusa, LA and Eugene Corkern of Enon, LA; three grandchildren, Melissa Crain (David) of Bogalusa, LA, Kevin DeLeon (Amanda) of Bogalusa, LA and Brad DeLeon ( Laynette) of Lake Jackson, TX; three great-grandchildren, David Lavell Crain, II, Emilia Tschen, and Cecilia Tschen.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Carter and Myrtle Jones Carter.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Interment to follow at Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Atrine Lewis Fowler
May 20, 1925 - February 24, 2016
Atrine Lewis Fowler, a former resident of Bogalusa, LA entered into eternal rest on February 24, 2016 in Baton Rouge, LA.
She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church until she moved to Baton Rouge, LA. She loved flowers, fishing, and her family.
Atrine leaves to mourn her passing, one daughter, Joyce (Terry) Buchanan of Baton Rouge, LA; three sons, James Douglas Fowler of Baton Rouge, LA, David Fowler of Baker, LA, and Robert (Mitzie) Fowler of Gulfport, MS; one sister, Willie Lean Magee of Tylertown, MS; a daughter-in-law, Viola Carey of Liberty, MS; a close family friend, Cindy Riddick; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends
Atrine was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Willie Mae Lewis; four children, Shelby Marshall, roman Fowler, Paul Fowler and Clarence Fowler; three brothers, Ezell Lewis, Aaron Lewis and Daniel Lewis; three sisters, Irene Marks, Etta Dean Adams, and Quillean Magee; one grandson, Antwon Fowler and one great grandson, Darrick Walls, Jr. 
The visitation will be Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 2:00PM -5:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral ~ Bogalusa, LA.
The funeral will be 3:00PM Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Rev. Douglas Hart will be officiating. Interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Carolyn Nickolaus
July 16, 1978 - February 23, 2016
Carolyn Nickolaus age 37 passed away February 23, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She was president of American Legion Unit #24 Lady's Auxiliary for the last eight years. She is survived by Aunts Cheryl Roper of Metairie La, and Cynthia Logan of Appoka Fla. One uncle Kenning Aultman of Harahan La., Grandparents Dorothy Aultman of Harahan and Roy Aultman of Picayune Ms.
Her wishes were to be cremated and memorial service will be at a later date.

Sidney Gayle Bickham
October 04, 1946 - February 12, 2016
Sidney Gayle Peters Bickham was born October 4, 1946 to Bobbie James (B.J.) Peters and Ruth Thelma Sam Peters in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  
Gayle was the oldest of 11 children. She was reared mainly by her grandparents, Tommie Lee Peters and Jesse Ree Pearson Peters. Gayle attended Jones Creek Elementary and graduated from Wesley Ray High. She looked forward to attending the Wesley Ray Mass Reunion. She accepted Christ at an early age.
Sidney Gayle united in holy matrimony to Luby Bickham and to this union, five children were born. 
She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters, Lucindy Bickham (Larry) Brown of Compton, CA, Paula Bickham of Angie, LA and Gina Bickham of Varnado, LA; two sons, David (Christine) Bickham and Javon Bickham both of Angie, LA; she also leaves to cherish her memories two special ladies whom she treated like daughters, Tasha Smith Robinson and Clarissa Thompson McGowan; six sisters, Barbara Peters Lewis of Diamond Bar, CA, Ernestine Peters (David) Thompson of Carson, CA, Priscilla Peters (Tommie) Morgan of Phoenix, AR, Patricia Peters of Los Angeles, CA, Gwendolyn Peters of Phoenix, AR, and Charlene Brower of New Bronzawick, NJ; five brothers, Bernard Peters of Diamond Bar, CA, Ronald, Donald, and Micheal Peters all of Los Angeles, CA, and Andre Johnson of Bogalusa, LA; three aunts, Vergie Rudolph, Hazel Newman, and Myrtis Smith; one uncle, Donell Peters; a very special cousin who she loved dearly, Sandra Peters Robinson; 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. She also has two special nephews who she helped raise and treat them like her own sons, Toriano Harry of Los Angeles and Travon Stokes of Phoenix, AR and many more relatives and friends. 
Gayle was a kind spirited person. She loved to listen to music and dance. She also loved to talk on the phone, play bingo and pick 3’s and 4’s. She will truly be missed by many. We all loved her but God loves her best and now he has given her rest.
Visitation is set for Friday, February 26, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.  A Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 64115 Jones Creek Road in Varnado, Louisiana.

Wanda Fisher Thomas
July 15, 1929 - February 23, 2016
WANDA NELL FISHER THOMAS, AGE 86 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:10 pm Tuesday February 23, 2016 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton where she attended the A.W. Robbins Sunday school class. Wanda began her nursing career by attending the Elizabeth Sullivan School in Bogalusa before graduating from the Baylor University School of Nursing in Waco, TX. She later completed her training at the Charity Hospital School of Anesthesia. Wanda worked at the Bogalusa Medical Center and later Riverside Medical Center before retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Winterset Club and loved her Washington Parish Community. Wanda enjoyed reading, traveling and studying history. She was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother. 
Survived by:  2 Daughters and Sons in law: Catherine Thomas Doiron and Mark J. Doiron, Sr. of Baton Rouge, Nancy Thomas Miller and Jerry Paul Miller, Jr. of Madisonville; Daughter in law: Diane B. Thomas of Franklinton; 7 Grandchildren: Mark J. Doiron, II, Shannon Rebecca Doiron, Patrick Thomas Miller, Jackson Curtis Miller, Jessie Wayne Thomas, John Travis Thomas, Matthew Pierre Thomas; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Matthew Thomas, a son Curtis Allen Thomas, her parents Benjamin Morris Fisher and Fleda Erwin Fisher and 2 brothers J.M. Fisher and Billy Fisher.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday February 26th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Dr. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: David Sylvest, John Phares, Mark Phares, Harold Thomas, Ronnie Thomas, Randy Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers are her grandsons Jessie Thomas, John Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Mark Doiron, II, Patrick Miller, Jackson Miller and brother in law J.S. Thomas.

Christy Strahan
June 26, 1981 - February 22, 2016
CHRISTY STRAHAN, AGE 34 and a resident of Bogalusa died Monday February 22, 2016 at her home. She was a graduate of Franklinton High School and a veteran of the United States Navy. Christy was certainly a people person and very friendly to those she met. She always loved her children and family.
Survived by:  2 Sons: Polanski O’neal Warren, Jr of Bogalusa, Joshua Warren of Franklinton; Daughter: Jazmine Donahue of Independence; Father: Glenn Strahan of Hammond; Sister: Savannah Graves of Angie; Brother: Alan Strahan of Bogalusa
She was preceded in death by her mother Elizabeth Cox, grandfather J.W. Cox, and grandparents Dudley and Margie Strahan.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday February 27th from 9 am until 12 pm. A memorial service will be held at 12 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel.

Philip J. "Butch" Cedotal, Jr.
May 29, 1947 - February 22, 2016
Philip J. "Butch" Cedotal Jr., a resident of Bogalusa passed away Monday, February 22, at his home at the age of 68. The first born and only son of Philip and Audrey Cedotal, he was born May 29, 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. Cedotal, his daughter, Phyllis Cedotal Warren, his granddaughter, McKenna Rae Bryant, and long time friend and mother of his children, Sylvia Drake.
Butch ( as he was known to all ) served in the United States Army from 1966 until 1968, the last year being in Vietnam. Following his discharge he spent many years as a master carpenter, skilled and talented in his trade. His love for horses led him to become one of the founders of the Bogalusa Community Arena. Through his carpentry work and his affliliation with the arena he became known and loved by many.
Butch was preceded in death by his beloved son, Philip Joseph "Buddy" Cedotal as well as his parents Philip Cedotal, Sr. and Audrey Kalb Cedotal.
Visitation will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. until !:00 P.M. in the chapel. Rev. Micah Collins of First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens with full military rites by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ora Lee Hart
May 23, 1933 - February 19, 2016
Mrs. Ora Lee Hart transitioned from this life at the age of 83 on Friday, February 19, 2016. 
She leaves to mourn her passing eleven children: Rev. Lawrence Milton Hart (Gwendolyn); Carolyn Hart; Betty Hart-Callahan; Marilyn Hart-Magee (Rev. Larry Magee); Sandra Hart-Manning (J. D.); Sheral Hart-George (Donald); and Rev. Douglas Hart (Bronis); Lewis Hart; Eisha Hart; Cameron Hart and Barco Hart. She and Mr. Hart also loved and raised Derrick Dillion (Renita) as their son; a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren
Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her husband, Hilton Hart; her parents, Ned and Wilma Lewis; a daughter, Betty Hart-Callahan; a grandson, Donald Callahan, Jr.; a sister, Armodene Simmons; and three brothers, Coleman, Hubert, Q. C.
Mrs. Hart dearly loved children. In addition to raising seven children of their own, she and Mr. Hart adopted four more. Their home also served as emergency placement for other foster children in critical need of interim residency until they could be united with a family.
Mrs. Hart was a devout Christian who led by example, demonstrating both strong faith and a strong prayer life. She influenced all of her children to develop a person relationship with God at a very young age. She was an active and dedicated member of the Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church until her health permitted her from serving further.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM with a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:00Pm at Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jerome Warren – Pastor officiating, Rev. Douglas Hart – Eulogist. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton in charge of arrangements. 

James E Quinn 
April 30, 1936 - February 20, 2016
James E. Quinn, age 80, passed away February 20, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Carrie R. Horn 
February 10, 1919 - February 18, 2016
Carrie R. Horn, age 97, passed away February 18, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Walter Philip Spell
March 19, 1934 - February 18, 2016
Walter Philip Spell was born on March 19, 1934 and passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016.  Walter was a resident of Bush, Louisiana at the time of his passing.
He was married to Doris.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM on Wednesday February 24 2016 at Collins Blvd. Baptist Church 1501 Collins Blvd. Covington LA 70433. Visitation on Wednesday at the church will begin at 9:00 AM until service time and also on Tuesday February 23 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home 2260 W.21st Ave. Covington LA 70433. Interment in Sharp's Chapel Cemetery Bush LA will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Collins Blvd. Baptist Church.

Arlenea Hunt Hartfield
June 27, 1961 - February 20, 2016
ARLENEA HUNT HARTFIELD, AGE 54 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:32 pm Saturday February 20, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton. She was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother that cherished all the time spent with her family.
Survived by:  Husband: Darrell Michael Hartfield of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Elizabeth and Pierre Gauthier of Franklinton; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: James and Tina Hartfield of Isabel, Jonathan and Brandy Hartfield of Thomas, and Justin Hartfield of Franklinton; 9 Grandchildren; Sister: Deanna Hunt; Brother: Duane Hunt; Also several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her son Joseph Michael Hartfield, an infant grandson Dave Gauthier and her parents Nolan Hunt and Evon Vinskey Hunt.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date. 

Kendall Mulina
April 11, 1940 - February 19, 2016
WILLIAM KENDALL MULINA, AGE 75 and a resident of Franklinton passed away at 7:52 pm Friday February 19, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born April 11, 1940 and was a graduate of Franklinton High School. Kendall was a former longtime employee of Southern Natural Gas and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He always enjoyed working with his hands, fishing at their camp and gardening. He loved to hand-craft knives and also other types of woodworking. Kendall was a very caring person, always putting the needs of others before his own, especially towards his family and those he loved. 
Survived by:  Wife: Judy Varnado Mulina of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Eric and Connie Mulina of Denham Springs, Dewayne and Gwen Magee of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Dedria and Brett Stafford of Franklinton; 7 Grandchildren: Kendall Mulina, Matthew Mulina, Patrick Magee, Andrew Magee, Ryan Magee, Hunter Stafford, and Haylee Stafford; Brother and Sister in law: Travis and Jesse Mulina; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Edith and Pete Busby of Franklinton, Maida and Mack Thomas of Pine; Sister in law: Lynn Mulina; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jewel James Mulina and Athalee Seal Mulina, a brother J.W. Mulina, brother and sister in law Billy Mulina and Connie Sue Bateman Mulina.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 22nd from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stan Statham and Rev. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Brandon Mulina, Mike Mulina, Butch Busby, Chan Fitzmorris, James Gibson, Jeff Edwards

Emma Ruth Brown
December 5, 1954 - February 15, 2016
Emma Ruth Brown was born on December 5, 1954 and passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016.
Emma was a resident of Franklinton, Louisiana at the time of her passing.
A Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday at Greater Friendship COGIC located at 47409 Blackjack Rd. Franklinton Louisiana 70438 with the Jacob Tate Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Dillon Cemetery Hackley Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday February 19 2016 at Washington Funeral Home 714 Second St Tylertown Mississippi.

Raymond Dyson
June 13, 1962 - February 11, 2016
On June 13, 1962, Raymond M. Dyson was born in Washington Parish to Lyndia Nell Dyson (husband Vance D. James/Big Daddy). At 53 years of age, Raymond departed this life on February 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He attended McDonald 16 Elementary school and St. Mary’s of the Angel Catholic School while residing in New Orleans. When he returned to this area, he attended Franklinton High School. He lived with his grandmother Harriet Dyson who made sure he was involved in church. He joined Union Chapel A.M.E at an early age under the pastorate of the late Rev. C. E. Young. He worked for Amite Milling, Poole Lumber Company, Kentwood Kentwood Water, and the Steel Mill. He also did construction work and helped build the bridges on Spring Hill Road in Washington Parish. He also helped build Ponchatrain Park in New Orleans. For over 20 years, Raymond helped Mr. Edward Earl Lawrence on his farm until his health failed. His last day working for him was February 3, 2016. Raymond’s favorite thing to do was watch westerns and the Sci Fi channels on T. V.
Cherishing his memories are his loving mother, Lyndia Nell Dyson (Vance D. James/Big Daddy) Mt Hermon, La.; one brother, Unandus Dyson, Sr. (Joyce) Mt. Hermon, La., one daughter Asha Williams, Mt. Hermon., 2 grandsons Ashton King Robertson and Renard Robertson, Wilmer, LA, a special friend Kathy Cyprian, a niece Ghada Kemp (Tevis) Houston, Texas, 3 nephews, Unandus Jr. and George Dyson both of Baltimore Maryland, Ronald Douglas, Kentwood, 2 step-sisters Kym-Toi James, Oklahoma and Tiffany James, Hammond, 1 uncle Wilton Dyson (Mary Francis) Mt Hermon., 2 god-sisters Nancy Wilson, Kentwood and Darling Grover San Leandro, California; and a host of step nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a host of grand-parents, 4 aunts and 5 uncles.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 2:00PM - 5:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton.
Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 10:00AM at Union Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Sherman Berry - Officiating. Interment - Union Chapel Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.

Missy Toney
October 28, 1972 - February 16, 2016
MELISSA “MISSY” TONEY, AGE 43 and a resident of Bogalusa died Tuesday evening February 16, 2016 following a traffic accident in Baton Rouge. She was a 1990 graduate of Amite High School that enjoyed playing basketball. Missy also enjoyed coaching basketball for young people, including her daughters. She was definitely a people person and always outgoing to those she met. Missy was very caring towards her family.
Survived by:  Parents: Dale Toney and Judy Harper Toney of Pine; 2 Daughters: Taylor Barr, Jaelyn Barr and their father Chad Barr; Daughter and Son: Mallory Arlt, Braden Arlt and their father Bryant Arlt; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Marcie and Jeff Varnado, Merrie and Sidney Ritchie all of Bogalusa, Mindy and Charles Kelehan of Pine; Husband: Lateef “Bird” Murray; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Delbert and Mavis Toney and Leo and Ruth Harper.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday February 18th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Shad Pittman and Rev. David Cutrer officiating. Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Charles Kelehan, Chase Kelehan, Jeff Varnado, Kolby Burns, Adam Whitecotton, Chad Barr
Honorary Pallbearer: Bryant Arlt

Elizabeth S. Robert
January 10, 1930 - February 15, 2016
Elizabeth S. Robert of Bush, Louisiana passed away February 15, 2016.  Services are scheduled at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124.  Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Followed by a Memorial Service from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm.  

Angus X. James 
March 1, 1944 - February 13, 2016 
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7
On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm, the angel of death came to Post Acute Specialty Hospital in Hammond, LA to bore the sweet, quiet spirit of our dear Angus Xantippy James.
Angus X. James was born on March 1, 1944 to Delettie W. Coon and the late Chester James. He began his education in the Washington Parish School System at Vernon elementary. He worked at Kentwood Brickyard as well as on the Chicago Railroad. Angus served in the United States Army for two years.
Angus joined Silver Creek AME (Union Chapel) Church at an early age. He remained a member throughout his entire life.
On June 23, 1968, he was joined in holy matrimony to Faye Dean Fox and to this union two sons and one daughter was born.
He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Faye Dean James; son, Reginald James; daughter, Veronica James; mother, Delettie Coon; four (4) brothers, Vance (Linda) James, Albert Ray (Debra), James, Jimmy James and Bryant James; five (5) sisters, Shirlene Dyson, Betty Stirgus, Ella Mae James, Helen James, and Patricia James; step-children, Neisha Fox, Lakeisha James, Anthony James, Kelvin James, and Carlton James; ,seven (7) grandchildren and eleven (11) great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chester James; son, Kenneth DeWayne James; step-father Ollie Coon; brother-in-law, Alphonse Dyson; and nephew, Joel Dyson; brother-in-law, ,Leon Stirgus.
Visitation was held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon. Funeral service was at 12:00 noon, Rev. Sherman Berry Officiating. Interment in Union Chapel Cemetery.

Earnest Lionel Payne
July 01, 1947 - February 11, 2016
Earnest Lionel Payne of Bogalusa, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away February 11, 2016 at Jefferson Healthcare in Jefferson, LA. 
Lionel was a friendly, kindhearted, adventurous person that had a smile that lit up the room. On his time of leisure he enjoyed playing games on the computer.
To honor his memories with love; two daughters, Veronica Payne of Bogalusa, LA and Heather Payne of Gainesville, FL; four sons, Richard A. Payne and Ricardo “Chip” Peters of Bogalusa, LA, Paul Payne of Gainesville, FL, and Earnest Hutchinson of Lethbridge, Alberta; ten grandchildren, Richard Sr.(Kasey), La’Keshia, Reginald Sr., Nicholas, Danyce, Darian, Nixon, Makayla, Jacoby, and Jayden; ten great-grandchildren, Polow, Cristian, KaeReaiah, Richard Jr., Reynis, Ra’Niya, R’Maani, Rodrick Jr., Christian, and Reginald Jr.; one sister, Ethelle Payne of Los Angeles, CA; two brothers, Gregory (Joyce) Payne and Joel Payne of Bogalusa, LA; special niece, Regina Payne; special nephew, Chris Payne and special friend, Joe Hoskins and countless other family and friends whom were blessed to know him. 
Lionel was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Veda Payne; one sister, Gloria Payne; two brothers, Wardell and Obediah Payne; and one grandson, Rodrick Payne Sr. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 9:00AM – 11:00AM followed by the funeral service at 11:00AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa with Pastor Jerry L. Newton, Sr. – Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Darron Thomas 
January 3, 1965 - February 13, 2016 
Darron Thomas, wonderful husband, loving father, devoted son and brother, age 51, born on January 3, 1965 in Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a faithful member of Monroe Street Baptist Church who loved the Lord more than anything.
Darron is survived by his wife, Joanna Holmes Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Derek (Alissa) Thomas of Dupont, Washington and Trevor Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; his mother, Genevieve Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; his sister, Tanya (Steve) Hutchinson of Watson, LA; his brother, Richie Thomas of Denham Springs, LA; sisters-in-law, Sherry (George) Jenkins and Elizabeth (Walter) May; brothers-in-law, Michael (Dianne) Holmes and Steve (Brenda) Hardee; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Royce Thomas; father-in-law, Howard Hardee, and mother-in-law, Betty Stogner Hardee.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Monroe Street Baptist Church, 1412 Monroe Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Eugene "Ricky" Whitney, Jr.
January 12, 1981 - February 12, 2016
Richard Eugene Whitney Jr. was called home to our Lord at 7:26 A.M. Friday February 12, 2016. He was 35 years old. He is survived by his 7 year daughter, Rickie Noel Whitney, and his loving wife of 15 years Katie Ann Carr Whitney the daughter of Warren and Vera Carr of Pine, La. His Parents, Richard Sr. and Evelyn Billiot of Buras-Boothville, La., 4 sisters, Marie (Jonathan) Sr. Wilson of Port Sulpher, La., Jeanenna (Randal) Sr. Juneau of Buras, La., 
Kayla (Michael ) Hanna of Belle Chase, La. and Dedra ( Michael ) Ridgdell also of Belle Chase. Special uncle and aunt, Omar Hingle Sr. and Rebecca Billiot of Venice, La., many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, a brother-in-law,Warren Carr Jr. of Pine, La, his Godchildren, Sean Wilson, Janna Greene, Bladen Jeaneau, Micah Zane Carr and Haley Polkey and other family members and friends.
He was a tugboat Captain. A special thanks to Bonvilliar Marine, Daigle Towing and his present company Higman Marine and thanks to owners, employers and employees. Thanks to David Devall, Mary Kay Cole , and to thank Higman marine for being part of their family.
He is preceded in death by his sons, Sethe Xavial Whitney and Jace Evan Witney.
Visitation will be held Tuesday February 16, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. with all night wake and services will be held on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.. Rev. David Easterling will be conducting the services assisted by Bro. John Lowery. Interment will take place in the Breland Cemetery located on hwy. 1070 in Pine, La.

Mary Sims Dee 
January 3, 1928 - February 12, 2016
Mary Sims Dee died on February 12, 2016.  Cook-Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Betty Jo Scruggs Lambert
October 18, 1924 - February 14, 2016
Betty Jo Scruggs Lambert born in Bogalusa La on October 18, 1924 passed away on Sunday February 14, 2016 at the age of 91 years old. 
Betty Jo loved cooking, canning, sewing, crocheting, and reading. She always had a biscuit and a cup of coffee to offer anyone who dropped by. She was an amazing and beautiful person inside and out, and always she had a smile of her face to offer. 
One of her greatest joys was to be surrounded by her family. She leave a legacy of strength, understanding, forgiveness and patience. 
She is survived by three daughters, Imogene (Gary ) Holloway, Linda Hodgin, Paula (Ed) Harper. One son James (Phylis) Lambert. 
Eight grandchildren, Brad (Brigitte) Holloway, Dawn Holloway Austin, Lori Hodgin (James) Taylor, Beth Hodgin (Robert) Tycer, Kim Hodgin, Wesley (Ashley) Harper,Amber Lambert (Andrew) Jenkins,Christopher (Kaylan) Lambert. 
Fifteen great grandchildren, Christopher Scholar, Brooke Holloway, Emily Holloway, Sarah Holloway, Ava Holloway, Grayson Holloway, Caleb Crum, Chaney Crum, Ashli Tycer, Abbi Tycer, David Tycer, Jad Burt, Claire Harper, Claire Jenkins, Lilyana Lambert. Two great-great grandchildren, Brendon Scholar, and Austin Scholar. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Downey Eugene Lambert, two great grandsons, Brendon Holloway, and Colten Crum. One son-in-law David L. Hodgin.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday February 15, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday February 16, 2016 from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev Pete Underwood will officiate.

Charles Benton Applewhite 
December 4, 1949 - February 12, 2016 
Charles Benton Applewhite, 66, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Friday, February 12, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa.
He is survived by a son Jeromy Benton Applewhite; two daughters April Applewhite Hallinan and Shannon Applewhite Worrell; a brother Michael M. Applewhite; his sister Maureen and husband Gary McGehee; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Wilda Applewhite.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Veterans Cemetery in Ponemah Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Rev. Larry Mizell will officiate and military graveside rites will be performed by Magic City Post #24.

Hawillie Suvillia Weary
January 28, 1950 - February 10, 2016
Mrs. Hawillie S. Weary was born January 28, 1950 to the Late Esaw and Willie Mae Weary of Tylertown, MS.  Hawillie attended and graduated from John J. Jefferson High School, attended Prentiss Jr. College and graduated valedictorian with a degree in clerical and shorthand.  She was also Prentiss Jr. College Queen.  At an early age, she joined Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Dexter,.  Ms. Hawillie met and married the late Mr. Kenny Ray Lewis. To this union four children were born: Kenneth Ladon Lewis of Bogalusa, La, Kimberly Lewis (Rodderick Curney) of Columbia, Ms., Kenneth Ray Lewis, Jr. (Beverly) of Little Rock, Ark. and Satonia Lewis (Clyde Peters) Columbia, Ms. 
Treater, as she was affectionately known, leaves to cherish her memories four children; three sisters:  Merlie Moses (Anderson), Jewelean Weary, of Angie, Louisiana and Betty Robertson of Franklinton, Louisiana; Two brothers: Benny Guy of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Robert Govan Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Eleven grandchildren; a special nephew, Deviance Brock, Lake Charles, LA and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Esaw (Willie Mae Bickham) Weary, Sr.; one sister, Mrs. Colean Brock; six brothers, Carmel Weary, M.J. Weary, J.W. Weary, Esaw Weary Jr., Larry Bullock, and Jerry Bullock.
A funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, 809 East Third Street, Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Nina Sue Bell Campbell 
June 3, 1935 - February 12, 2016 
Nina Sue Bell Campbell, age 80, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on February 12, 2016 at New Country Living in Henleyfield, MS. She was a graduate of the class of 1953 at Ethel High School in Ethel, MS. She continued on to earn her degree in business at Holmes Jr. College in Goodman, MS. She was retired from the City of Bogalusa, serving as Secretary to the Mayor of Bogalusa for 28 years under 4 mayors. She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church, and when Calvary merged with Memorial Baptist Church, her membership was transferred there.
She is survived by her four children, Debra (George) Eldredge of Baton Rouge, LA; Vicki (Austin) Saucier of Bogalusa, LA; Tracey (LD) Gee of Bogalusa, LA and Leslie (Roye) Brown of Covington, LA; grandchildren George (Angela) Eldredge, Jr.; Christopher (Becky) Eldredge; Adam (Laken Lassely) Lumpkin; Laura (Logan Emmons) Saucier; Justin Saucier; Kelli (Phillip) Irwin; and Kyle Gee; eight great-grandchildren; sister Laura (Jim Alexander) Bell Cronin of Baton Rouge, LA. She is also survived by her family at New Country Living in Henleyfield, where she has lived for the past 5 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William Thomas Bell and Mozelle Ryal Bell; and an infant sister Katherine Elizabeth Bell.
Visitation will be Monday February 15, 2016 at Jordan Funeral Home, 845 Highway 12 East, Kosciusko, MS, 39090, starting at 12:00 pm until the funeral service at 12:30 pm. Services will be led by Dr. Ladell Blanton with interment to follow at Parkway Cemetery.

Robert Glass, Jr.
January 29, 1981 - February 10, 2016
ROBERT LEE GLASS, JR AGE 35 and a resident of Franklinton died early Wednesday February 10, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a former off-shore platform operator and a huge LSU Tigers fan and he liked watching the New Orleans Saints. Robert was a big kid himself as he loved playing with his young children and enjoyed spending good times with his family. 
Survived by:  Wife: Barbara Glass of Franklinton; 2 Sons: Julian and Kameron; 2 Daughters: Kyleigh and Karli; Mother: Patsy Clark; Sister: Ashley Clark; Father in law and Mother in law: David and Teresa Menard; Also survived by numerous other family members and many friends

Ernest Clifford Taylor
October 8, 1947 - February 10, 2016
Ernest Clifford Taylor was born on October 8, 1947 and passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
Ernest was a resident of Bush, Louisiana at the time of his passing.
He was married to Helen.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 2:00 PM on Saturday February 13 2016 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home 2260 West 21st Avenue Covington LA 70433.Visitation on Saturday February 13 2016 from 12:00 PM to service time.Interment in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.

Barbara Angeline Page 
September 4, 1952 - February 10, 2016 
Barbara Angeline Page, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 63, born on September 4, 1952 in Independence, LA. She died on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Edgar Earl Busha of Bogalusa, LA; her son, Edgar Earl Busha, Jr.; her sister, Tracey Freeman (Tyrone) of Bogalusa, LA; and four grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie Page and Ruthie Herring Page; and a sister, Cynthia Page.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Scott Baham officiating. Interment will follow at Pounds Cemetery.

Frances Ruth Seal 
May 22, 1949 - February 9, 2016 
Frances Ruth Seal, a resident of Angie, LA, age 66, born on May 22, 1949, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Angelia Seal Cothern (Craig) and Melissa Seal White (Kevin); her mother, Esther Passman Allison; her sister, Paula Sue Stewart (Leo); three grandchildren, Amanda L. Cothern, Shanda C. Cothern, and Sierra N. White; one great-grandchild, Brayden K. Cothern; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Doyle H. Seal and her father, T. B. Breland, Jr.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. at Bethel Fellowship Church Cemetery in Angie, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Erma Lorene Isabel Horton
April 17, 1926 - February 6, 2016
Erma Lorene Isabel Horton, resident of Franklinton, and passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home & Cremation of Lagrange, KY is in charge of arrangements.

Evan McKenzie Knight 
January 26, 1984 - February 9, 2016 
Evan McKenzie Knight, 32, a resident of New Orleans, passed away, February 9, 2016 at University Medical Hospital.
Evan graduated from Bogalusa High School and served in Afghanistan with the Louisiana National Guard. He is survived by his father, Darrell E. Knight; a brother, Myles Knight; his grandmother, Rosemary Knight; a longtime companion Miranda Amos. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Friday, February 12, 2016 at First Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m.

Theodore "Ted" Schilling, Jr.
October 18, 1937 - February 7, 2016
THEODORE G. “TED” SCHILLING, JR., AGE 78 and a resident of Baker passed away Sunday evening February 7, 2016 at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. He was retired from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System as a teacher and supervisor for many years.
Survived by:  A Son; 3 Daughters; Special Sister and Brother in law: Josie and John Breland; 2 Brothers: Guy Schilling, John H. Schilling
He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore Schilling, Sr. and Minnie Woodward Schilling, 2 sisters Zettie Scrantz and Pearl Schilling and 4 brothers Dwight, James Daniel “Jim”, Daniel and Darrell Schilling and an infant brother.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday February 11th at the Schilling Cemetery on Luke Pace Road near Pine, LA. Burial next to his beloved mother will immediately follow the service officiated by Eld. Duane Ball.

Richard Carroll Dyson, Sr. 
February 16, 1951 - February 7, 2016 
Richard Carroll Dyson, Sr., a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 64, born on February 16, 1951 in Oakdale, LA, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Lou Ethel Dyson; three sons, Eugene Dyson, Richard C. Dyson, Jr., and Caleb Dyson; five brothers, Eddie Dyson, Jimmy Ray Dyson, Fred Dyson, Joseph Dyson and Anthony Dyson; two sisters, Neva Lee Baughman and Norma Gayle Dyson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Charles Dyson, Sr. and Evie Lee Creel Dyson; his brother, Robert C. Dyson, Jr.; and a daughter-in-law, Daphne Dillon Dyson.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue Friday, February 12, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

George Johnson 
July 29, 1937 - February 7, 2016 
George Johnson, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 78, died on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Denman Graves
July 3, 1938 - February 6, 2016
DENMAN GRAVES, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died at 1:48 pm Saturday February 6, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a member of Oral Missionary Baptist Church and a longtime dairy-hand for the Waskom and Hobgood family dairies. Denman enjoyed the great outdoors, including hunting and fishing, and earlier in life he loved rabbit hunting with his dogs.
Survived by:  Wife of very near 50 years: Pat Rester Graves of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Doug and Stephanie Graves, Scott and Dianna Graves all of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Tammy and Patrick Dykes of Franklinton; 7 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Lacey and Colby Adams, Jarred Graves, Jenna Graves, Colton Graves, Austin Graves, Taylor Graves, Harley Dykes; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Eld. J.W. and Marcel Graves of Franklinton, Billy and Aline Graves of Pine; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Mable and Roy Beall of Denham Springs, Wanzie Adams of Alabama; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Willie C. Graves and Nora Taylor Graves.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 8th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Colton Graves, Austin Graves, Jarred Graves, Colby Adams, Todd Rester, Stacy Payn

Wayne Morris 
October 24, 1939 - February 6, 2016
Wayne Morris passed away on February 6, 2016, at the age of 76, he was a resident of Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife Patricia “Teet” Morris of Bogalusa, LA; a daughter Suzie (Gene) Crosby of Bush, LA; a grandson Tyler Crosby of Shreveport, LA; two sisters Mary (Milton) Pearson of Crossroads, MS, and Vickie (Reno) Verzier of Slidell,LA; one brother Al (Kat) Morris of Camden, SC.
Wayne was preceded in death by a son Kevin D. Morris.
A graveside Memorial Service will be held in Ponemah Cemetery on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 2:00pm.

Sammie J. Sylvest
October 17, 1932 - February 5, 2016
SAMMIE J. SYLVEST, AGE 83 and a resident of Franklinton died at 10:29 pm Friday February 5, 2016 at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. He was a native of Franklinton but lived in Indiana for 26 years before returning home to Washington Parish in 1996. Sammie was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was a former electrician for Navistar International and an active member of the Washington Parish Fire District 1. Sammie was always a very friendly person that enjoyed meeting and visiting with others. He was always quick to extend the hand of Christian fellowship even to those he just met because he never met a stranger.
Survived by:  Wife: Marilyn Midkiff Sylvest; Daughter and Son in law: Kristie and Harry Smith of Watson, LA; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Kim and Laudia Sylvest of Elburn, IL, Kenneth and Tasha Sylvest of Prairieville, Donald and Susan Sylvest of Coppell, TX; Step-daughter: Michelle Owensby of Indiana; 2 Step-sons and Spouses: Earl and Mary Petry of Indiana, Rob and Cheryl Petry of Ohio; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Lawrence and Nell Sylvest, Billy and Jeanette Sylvest all of Franklinton; Sister: Freda Welch of Franklinton; Also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, his parents Cluster N. Sylvest and Lucille Snyder Sylvest, brother and sister in law Jo and Ann Sylvest, and brother in law Enoch Welch.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 8th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Fredrick Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Maxine Kuhn
September 12, 1918 - February 5, 2016
Maxine George Kuhn of Franklinton, peacefully passed away at the age of 97 on Friday, February 5, 2016 in the presence of family members at Rest Haven Living Center where she resided for the past few years. Born to the late Sam and Myrtis George on September 12, 1918, Maxine lived throughout her childhood in Bogalusa, graduated from Bogalusa High School and married the love of her life, Louis Robert Kuhn, Sr. For 63 years they made their home in Franklinton where they lived a long and wonderful life together, raising three children. As a servant of the Lord and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend of many, Maxine’s life was one of enthusiasm, optimism and selfless service to others in her church and family, as well as dedication to organizations in her community. Her life was a busy one, full of constant activity, joy and love for others. 
In the early 1940s she became a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and continued her life-long devotion to serving the Lord in any capacity. In early years she taught children’s Sunday school and became active in Women’s Missionary Union. She was a charter member of the Merry Hearts senior adult group, often serving as program chairman and committee member for planning travel experiences. In Sunday school, when no longer able to do many tasks, Maxine remained a devoted member, serving as outreach leader of her class. She will be remembered for her Saturday telephone calls to class members and her willingness to accompany her teacher for visitation to those that were ill or had needs that she could assist with. Her greatest pleasures were derived from time spent with her children and grandchildren. She participated in school activities, served as Cub Scout Den Mother, planning activities and serving up the cookies she baked. 
In the earlier years along with her husband and children, they attended LSU football games as season ticket holders. In later years she treasured keeping her grandchildren any time that the opportunity arose. She will always be remembered as the grandmother who delighted in making quilts, dolls, Barbie doll clothes, bonnets and dresses for them to wear, crafts and Christmas ornaments. She made ironing and sewing fun, and played many kinds of games with her grandchildren. Some of their fondest memories include standing in chairs cooking brownies in Grandmother’s kitchen. Through the years many hobbies included volunteer work with the Washington Parish Fair. Honored as a member of the Washington Parish Fair Roll of Honor, her years of service included accepting and setting up exhibits in the Women’s Building followed by her later years of working in the Mile Branch Pioneer Settlement cabins and gatehouse. 
Maxine was a member of the Noble Queen Chapter #45 of the Order of the Eastern Star where she served in various offices of leadership, presiding as Worthy Matron on two occasions At the state convention she was named Louisiana Grand Chapter Sweetheart, Order of the Eastern Star for 2010-2011. Over the years she enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafting and visiting with friends. Maxine was an extraordinary woman who lived a life of service, love, compassion and excellence. Other than her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters in law, Norman and Mabel George, and Lloyd and Dorothy George. 
She is survived by three children and spouses, Mary Louise and Farnell Booty, Robert and Barbara Kuhn, Wayne and Sarah Kuhn; grandchildren Leslie and Dan Wood, Chris Kuhn, Laura Kuhn and fiancée, Brad Neal, Lisa and Clay James; great granddaughter, Marlee Ray James, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 
Services will be held in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Franklinton on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, with visitation beginning at 10:a.m.; Eastern Star memorial service at 2:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service conducted by Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Chad Jenkins. Should friends wish to make memorial contributions they may be sent to Noble Queen #45, Order of the Eastern Star, 1013 Oak Road, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438 or First Baptist Church, 950 Self Street, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438.

Leroy "Slick" Seal 
September 2, 1920 - February 5, 2016
Leroy "Slick" Seal, age 95, born on September 2, 1920, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at his residence in Varnado, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, LA.

James Denman Miller
September 10, 1932 - February 2, 2016
JAMES DENMAN MILLER, AGE 83, and a resident of Kentwood died late Tuesday February 2, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born on September 10, 1932 in Mt. Hermon.
Visitation will be Saturday February 6th at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the church with Re. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery. 

David Anthony Boe, Sr.
October 18, 1946 - February 3, 2016
DAVID ANTHONY BOE, SR. AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton passed into eternal rest on Wednesday evening February 3, 2016 at his home. A native of New Orleans and a resident of Washington Parish for the past 40 years, he had retired from Southern Bell/AT&T after a career as a line technician. David was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Folsom and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also the first Fire Chief of the Bonner Creek Volunteer Fire Department. 
Survived by:  Son: David Boe, Jr.; Step-sons: Marc, Noel, Vince and Chris Bondi; Brother: Larry J. Boe; Sister: Evelyn Venturella
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda M. Boe, his parents Henry A. Boe and Hilda Rita Boe, and a sister Barbara Ann Boe.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 8th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Abbey Cemetery near Covington. 

Troy Brett Mayfield 
September 10, 1966 - February 3, 2016 
Troy Brett Mayfield, age 49, born on September 10, 1966 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by three sons, Destin Mayfield, Airman First Class, Austin Mayfield and Tristin Mayfield; the mother of his children, Angel Miller; his father, Leon Norman; sister, Sharon Varnado.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Fountain; his brother, Louis Mayfield.
There will be a Graveside Service at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Pounds Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vera Faye Tynes 
July 18, 1931 - February 3, 2016
Vera Faye Tynes, age 84, a resident of Robert, LA, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Melba Thomas Reynolds
March 16, 1924 - February 1, 2016
MELBA TONEY THOMAS REYNOLDS, AGE 91 and a resident of Franklinton died Monday February 1, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was an avid gardener that loved planting and caring for her flowers. Melba was a loving and caring person with a host of friends, especially the ones she met operating her grocery store for many years.
Survived by:  2 Daughters and Sons in law: Pat Thomas Cowart and Charles Cowart, Jo Etta Thomas Blakey and Larry Edward Blakey; Daughter in law: Linda Metz; 2 Grandsons: Steven Eric Thomas, Tony Brandon Misita; 3 Granddaughters and Spouses: Christy Cowart Smith and Julius Allen Smith, Melissa Cowart Hunter, Andrea Rae Misita Farrell and Brian Arthur Farrell; 4 Great-granddaughters: Haley Kristen Thomas, Grayson Carolann Hunter, Olivia VanOsdell Smith, Avery Rae Hunter
She was preceded in death by her daughter Marsha Thomas and son Larry Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday February 7th from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2:30 pm Sunday with Rev. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staffs of Good Samaritan Living Center and Community Care Hospice for their love and care.
Pallbearers: Charles Cowart, Dr. Jerry Thomas, Johnny Passman, Eric Thomas, Tony Misita, Allen Smith
Honorary Pallbearer: Kerry Thomas

Shantell A. Butler
January 24, 1974 - January 28, 2016
Shantell (Baker) Butler was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Baker on January 24, 1974. She was their second child. She was a loveable person that really loved her husband, her children, grandchildren, and her family. She was raised in the church and enjoyed time there. 
At a later age she strayed away, but she acknowledged that the Lord helped her to turn her life around. She began to attend church and she would testify how God had changed her life. She then got a job with Maria’s Mexican Restaurant where she remained employed until her passing. 
Shantell later on met her Husband, Dwayne and they were united in marriage. The things she enjoyed was spending time with her husband, sisters, brothers-in-law, her grandchildren, which was her joy, and crabbing. 
She leaves to be remembered by her husband, Dwayne Butler; her children, Lekeiasha’ Baker of Greenville, MS, Janikae Baker of Franklin, LA and Kendrick Baker of Houston, TX; five stepchildren, Dwayne, Jr., Dwayne, Jr., La Toya, Sheena, Dwan Butler all New Orleans, LA; her parents, Wilton (Mary) Baker; three sisters, Letecia (Otis) Robertson of Tylertown, MS, Cecelia Baker, Quanda (Aubrey) Fuller of Bogalusa, LA; mother-in-law, Mary Butler of New Orleans, LA; her grandfather, Joseph Jackson of Bogalusa, LA; 13 grandchildren; a special nephew, Jalen Fuller; nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ms. Ora Fland and Ms. Erma Robinson; grandfather, Will Robinson. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:00AM followed by funeral service beginning at 10:00AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa with Minister Gregory Russell ~ Officiating. Internment - Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.

Virginia R. Smith 
March 8, 1939 - January 31, 2016
Mrs. Virginia R. Smith, age 76, of Bogalusa, LA and former resident of Vicksburg, MS was born to the late Ms. Ella Hall on March 8, 1939, and humbly gave a silent sign and went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 31, 2016.
She graduated from Central Memorial High School of Bogalusa Class of 1958. She also graduated from Sullivan Vocational technical college, with a degree in Accounting and Marketing. She worked for more than 25 years as a cashier. Many will remember her as always having a kind word, caring heart, and would give her last to help anybody.
Mrs. Virginia became A MEMBER OF THE Mt. Carmel Baptist church in 1970, under the leadership of the Rev. tom Bailey, Jr. she was a very active member of the church, a Sunday School member, a member of the Pastor Aide Club, Senior choir, Mission and she often attend Vacation Bible School.
Outside of church, Mrs. Virginia was a member of the AARP organization.
Mrs. Virginia leaves to cherish her memories two sons: William Smith and Glen Smith, both of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Sandra Mitchell also of Bogalusa; eight (8) grandchildren, six (6) great grandchildren, one brother, six (6) sisters, and a host of nieces, nephews and other loved one.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Smith, two (2) sons: Craig Mitchell and Daryl Smith, her mother, Ms. Ella Hall, one brother and six (6) sisters.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, at 1104 Poplas Street, Bogalusa, LA at 112:00 am with the Rev. Douglas Hart, officiating. Interment will be in the Bogalusa Cemetery followed by the repast at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at 814 East Sixth Street, Bogalusa, LA
Arrangements are entrusted to Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA. 

Theodore Moses, Sr.
June 12, 1930 - January 28, 2016
On June 12, 1930, in Angie, Louisiana, God blessed the late Jerry Moses and Francis Mark Moses with their third child and eldest son, Brother Theodore Moses, Sr. He was affectionately known by many as “Thado.” He departed this life on January 28, 2016 at the age of 85. 
He leaves to cherish his memories one son, Theodore (Janice) Moses, Jr. of Angie, LA; five daughters, Annie (Dwight) Royster of Atlanta, GA.; Wanda (Clarence) Dickerson; Ivy (Oliver) Morris; Penny Moses and Mary Moses all of Angie, LA; one goddaughter, Brenda (Donald) Jefferson of Bogalusa, LA; five brothers, Eddie Will (Cathy) Moses; James Alton (Dorothy) Moses both of Angie, LA; Elder Charles (Martha) Moses, Sr. of Dunn, NC; Leonard Jerry (Flora) Moses; and Anderson (Merlie) Moses both from Angie, LA; three sisters, Thelma Comeaux of Belle Rose, LA; Mildred Rivers of Wadesboro, NC; and Emma White of Angie, LA; twelve grandchildren: Terrance, Fonda, Kolynda, Kenny, Jacqueline, Delsie, Princess, Lillian, Theodore III, Julius, Okesha, and Justin. Fifteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delsie Bickham Moses; two sons Ray Moses and Jerry Moses; parents, Jerry and Francis Moses; five sisters Vender Lee, Audrey, Lena Mae, Ardean, and Gwendolyn. 
Services will be held at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie, LA on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Public viewing and visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Reverend Terrence August. The interment will be held at the Moses Family Cemetery. The repast will follow at the Wesley Ray United Methodist Church Life Center. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of all arrangements.

Amy Michelle Strahan 
May 17, 1990 - January 28, 2016
Amy Michelle Strahan, 25, resident of Covington, LA passed away on January 28, 2016 at her residence.
Amy graduated with honors in 2008 from Cinco Ranch High School in Katy TX and continued her education at Texas A&M where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. She loved scuba diving and being adventurous and traveled to many exotic places. She also loved her constant companion Kovu that she adopted.
Amy is survived by her mother and step father Shirley L. (James Michael) Cavanaugh; her father Harold Stanley Strahan; 3 sisters and their husbands Amber (Stamper) Scott, Alaina (Mike) Keen, and Misty (Jeff) Dickens; a brother Shane Boler; a step brother Jeremy Cavanaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be all Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with visitation starting at 10:00 am and remaining open until the service at 2:00 pm. Rev. Marcus Rosa will officiate the service.

Inez Miley
March 4, 1922 - January 27, 2016
Inez Sandifer age 93 passed away Jan 27, 2016 at Our lady Of Angles Hospital in Bogalusa. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a charter member of Midway Baptist Church. She is survived by one son Charles O. Ingram of Bogalusa La. Two sisters, Charlene Branch of Bogalusa and Marlene Ard of Thomasville Ala. Two brothers, Luke Miley of Varnado and Elder Mason Miley of Pine La. Two sisters, Lucille Bowman of Mandeville La. and Macelle Cogburn of Tex. Five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren 
She is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Oved Ingram, parents Luther and Margaret Miley, brothers Henry, Houston, and Kinch Miley. Sisters Chinese Tony, Irene Hunt, Dorothy Sandifer, and Gladys Brooks.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday Jan. 31, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and will continue on Monday Feb. 1, 2016 from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Miley Cemetery. Rev. Lerand Hunt will officiate.

Paul L Garner
August 28, 1982 - January 27, 2016
Paul L. Garner born August 28, 1982 passed away at his residence January 27, 2016 at the age of 33. Paul was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his his Father, Paul E. Garner, his mother, Robin Thigpen of Bogalusa, a daughter, Alyssa Leigh Garner of Nashville, TN., brothers, Jason Paul Garner of Pontchatoula, La., Robert Shane Gill of Bogalusa, James Michael Thigpen of Bogalusa, sisters, Amanda Rachelle Thigpen of Bogalusa, Melinda Garner and Melissa Garner both of LaCombe, La.and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Paul Garner.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday January 30, 2016 beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M.. the interment will follow in the Pounds Cemetery.

Beckie Crain
December 10, 1930 - January 26, 2016
BECKIE TEMPLES CRAIN, AGE 85 and a resident of Pine died at 6:30 pm Tuesday January 26, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Central Missionary Baptist Church and the former owner/operator of Midway Grocery. She was a very good-hearted person.
Survived by:  Brother: Melvin Temples of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephews that often helped see about her for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Crain, her parents Tommy Temples and Dixie Sheridan Temples, her sister Bessie Temples and 6 brothers Robert, Hubert, Sheldon, Seamon, Houston and Rujay Temples.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 29th from 5:30 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Doyle Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Derrett Warren
November 25, 1960 - January 26, 2016
Darrett Garrett Warren was called home at the age of 53 on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in Franklinton, LA. 
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Jennifer Warren of Franklinton, LA; two sons, Robert Wilson of Franklinton, La and Bret Williams of Covington, LA; one daughter, LaPorscha Wilson of Franklinton, LA; his mother, Anna Ginn Warren of Franklinton, LA; four brothers, Johnny Ray Warren, Robert Jerry Warren both of Franklinton, LA, Henry Earl Warren of Tylertown, MS and Bobby Ray Warren of Pearl River, LA; one sister, Patricia Ann Wilson of Franklinton, LA; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral – Franklinton. 
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:00AM at Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church 31499 Hayes Creek Rd Franklinton, LA with Rev. Jerome Warren – Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at Greater Hayes Creek Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Vernon Wilson
August 28, 1941 - January 25, 2016
Vernon Wilson was called home on January 25, 2016 at the age of 74 in Franklinton, LA. 
He graduated in 1961 of the Washington Parish High School. Vernon was an employee of Gaylord Container Corporation for over 30 years. 
Vernon is survived by his loving wife, Elsie Mae Wilson; three sons, Albert (Cheryl), Vincent (Jackie) and Reginald (Joy); he was a Paw Paw to nine grandchildren; three great grands and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall Wilson; mother, Adriane Wilson; three brothers, Leroy Wilson, Ray Wilson, and Abner Wilson. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 2:00 – 7:00Pm at Crain and Sons Funeral – Franklinton. 
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:00PM at Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church 31499 Hayes Creek Rd Franklinton, LA with Rev. Jerome Warren – Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at the Wilson Family Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Jeannette Jackson
June 10, 1942 - January 25, 2016
Jeannette S. Jackson passed away at the age of 73 on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Mt. Hermon, LA. 
She leaves to cherish her loving memories three sons, Jimmy O’Neal Jackson, Willie Edward Jackson both of Mt. Hermon, La, and Undreay Jackson of Baton Rouge, LA; two daughters, Terri Jackson and Angelena Jackson Miller both of Mt. Hermon, LA; four brothers, Earl K. Brumfield of Franklinton, LA, Leon Brumfield of Kentwood, LA, Willis Brumfield, and Billy Brumfield both of Mt. Hermon, LA; two sisters, Beckadine Brumfield and Frankie Brumfield both of Mt. Hermon, LA; 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Albert and Rosia Spurlock Brumfield; and her husband, Charles E. Jackson. 
Funeral service will be held Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00AM at Plainview Church of Christ Holiness USA with Rev. Albert Brumfield – Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at Plainview Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Roger Breaux III
August 15, 1947 - January 22, 2016
The sweet Angel of Mercy moved in quietly on Friday, January 22, 2016, and bore the spirit of Roger Breaux III in New Orleans, LA. 
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Willie “Toni” Breaux of Bogalusa, LA; mother, Josie Breaux of Bogalusa, LA; brother, Frederic (Theresa) Breaux of Anaheim, CA; two nephews, Sean Frederic and Malcom Douglas Breaux Both of Anaheim, CA. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Breaux; brother, Errol Charles Breaux and his grandmothers, Ossie Sensley and Lillie Breaux. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa, LA from 2:00 – 7:00PM 
Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00AM at Thirkield United Methodist Church - Bogalusa with Rev. Nolan Robinson – Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Mirles Williams
June 04, 1937 - January 20, 2016
Mr. Mirles Williams of Angie, LA departed from his earthly house to his home in glory at the age of 78, at Capital House Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Baton Rouge, LA. 
He leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, Michael Murell Williams of Seattle, WA and Christopher (Rhonda) Williams of Memphis, TN; one daughter, Cynthis Williams of Memphis, TN; one sister, Vivian Williams Harry of Angie, LA; one brother, Charles Ellis Williams of Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law, Lila “Nita” Williams of Angie, LA; seven grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert James and Mary Pittman Williams; two brothers, R.J. Williams, Jr. and Jobie Williams; one sister, Sarah Ann Williams Carter. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa, LA from 9:00 – 11:00AM; followed by the funeral service at 11:00AM with Rev. Lesley McKinley – Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.  


Lillie Elmer Bernard

May 29, 1919 - January 25, 2016

Bernard Lillie Elmer Thompson Bernard, age 96 of Bush, LA died on Monday, January 25, 2016, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. Born, Thursday, May 29, 1919 in Onville, LA to Hardy G. Thompson and Emma Elmira Thompson. She is survived by her Grandson - Steven Seal and her Sister - Betty Thigpen. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her Husband - James W. Bernard, Son - Allen L. Bernard, Parents and Brothers - Marvin Thompson, and Ulyssus Thompson. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 29, 2016 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Avenue Covington, LA 70433. Visitation on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Order of the Eastern Star Rite at 7:00 PM and on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 9:00 AM to service time. Interment in Grantham Cemetery Bush, LA. 


Randy Sapp

November 14, 1971 - January 24, 2016

RANDAL COLON “RANDY” SAPP, AGE 44 and a resident of Thomas died at 1:00 pm Sunday January 24, 2016 at his home. He was an offshore mechanic for Shamrock Management and had worked with several other companies. Randy attended Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed the great outdoors. His true passion was cars, especially late model muscle cars. He loved NASCAR and drag-racing and watched all the television programs about cars. Randy enjoyed building small model cars in his spare time and liked watching the New Orleans Saints. 

Survived by:  Wife: Maryann Martin Sapp of Thomas; 3 Children: Nicholas Sapp, currently serving the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Ulrik Sapp, Isabella Sapp, both of Thomas; Mother and Step-father: Dorothy and Sonny Danos of Marrero; 3 Brothers: William Sapp of Tuscaloosa, AL, Chris Fowler of Fayette, AL, Ronald Sapp of Savannah, GA; 4 Sisters: Gena Price, Anita Morgan both of Fayette, AL, Rhonda Combel of Marrero, Sara Sapp of Savannah, GA; Father in law and Mother in law: Neil and Emily Martin of Thomas; Brother in law and Sister in law: Eddie Martin and Melissa Freeman of Varnado; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Ronald Sapp, his grandparents and his wife’s grandparents Edward and Freda Martin.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 28th from 6 pm until 10 pm and from 9 am until 10 am Friday. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Friday in the Brooks/Martin Cemetery with Eld. Ed Penton , Rev. David Easterling and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow the service.

Pallbearers: Denny Miller, Jacob Fowler, Darin Holmes, Brandon Jones, Ryan Jenkins, Alan Stafford

Honorary Pallbearers: Chris Fowler, William Sapp, Eddie Martin, Shane Walker, Danny Jones, Devante Pigott, Matthew Stuart


Rickey Lamar Rowell

December 24, 1965 - January 25, 2016

RICKEY LAMAR ROWELL, AGE 50 and a resident of Franklinton died early Monday at his residence.

Survived by:  Mother: Mattie B. Rowell of Bogalusa; 2 Sisters: Elizabeth Sumrall of Pine, Tina Gail Rowell of Bogalusa; 2 Brothers: Tommy Rowell of Franklinton, Tim Rowell of Gulfport, MS

He was preceded in death by his father Edgar Lamar Rowell and a brother Phillip Marty Rowell.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10AM Friday, January 29, 2016 until time of funeral service to be held at 2 PM in chapel. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.


Mary Delaine Lanie Farr Rivera

August 3, 1958 - January 24, 2016

Mary Delaine Farr Rivera "Lanie age 57 passed away January 24, 2016 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia Ms. She was a resident of Poplarville Ms. She is survived by her husband Jr. Rivera. Two brothers Vernon Ray Farr "Vicky and Allen Farr. Three sisters Sharon Ann Daquin "John", Pamala Darlene Higginbottom "Mike", and Tracy West "Mike". Five nephews and two nieces.

Visitation will be on Thursday January 28, 2016 in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral starting at 12 noon followed by graveside services at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Pentecostal Church Cememtery. Rev. Mike Miles will officiate.


Lois Tate Riley

January 12, 1946 - January 24, 2016

LOIS TATE RILEY, AGE 70 and a resident of the Bonner Creek Community died at 6:56 am Sunday January 24, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She graduated from and was Ms. Mt. Hermon School in 1964. Lois was a former clerical worker at Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op in Franklinton. She was a member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church that enjoyed sewing and cooking for her family. Lois truly loved the Lord, and it showed in the way she treated others. She cared deeply for her family and cherished all the time spent with her grandchildren.

Survived by:  Husband of 51 years: Robert J. Riley of Bonner Creek; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Priscilla and Kenneth Cooper, Stephanie and John Boudreaux all of Covington; Son and Daughter in law: Yancy and Misty Riley of Nashville, TN; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kace and Brittany Cooper, Kyle and Megan Cooper, Kody and Jeannette Cooper, Elizabeth and Andy Grantham, Riley and Alayna Boudreaux, Maddy Boudreaux, Mclain Riley, Tate Riley; 8 Great-grandchildren: Kaydence Cooper, Ava Cooper, Christian Cooper, Lily Cooper, Mason Cooper, Aidan Cooper, Bennett Cooper, Cooper Grantham; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Jan Russell and Rev. Bill Russell of Anacoco, LA, Cheryl and Larkin Elliot of Magnolia, MS; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Don and Romelda Tate of Hammond, Danny and Rita Tate of Amite; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Betty and Hughie Alford of Hammond, Angie and Virgil Jenkins of Albany, Tommy and Ann Riley of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Rev. Louie Tate and Evelyn Bankston Tate.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 28th from 2 pm until 4 pm. A memorial service will be held at 4 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel.


Judy Quinn 

Died January 23, 2016 

Judy Diane Thompson Quinn, age 66, born on March 24, 1949 in Bogalusa, LA, a member of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church, passed away on January 23, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. Judy retired from City Drug after more than 25 years of service.

She is preceded in death by her Father and Mother Eddie and Hazel Thompson and a brother-in-law Charles Varnado.

She is survived by her husband Wallace Quinn of Bogalusa, LA and two children Jason W. Quinn of New Orleans, LA and Lori (Jason Bradly) Harris and one grandson Brendan James Harris of Covington, LA; one sister Wanda Varnado of Bogalusa LA; and numerous loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church on Judy’s behalf.

Visitations will be at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 5-9pm and again Monday, January 25, 2016 from 8-11am with the services beginning at 11am. She will be laid to rest in Ponemah Cemetery.


Lorena Tynes Crain

November 24, 1920 - January 21, 2016

A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Lorena Olevia Tynes Crain, 95, native of Stateline, Louisiana, returned to her heavenly Father on Thursday, January 21, 2016 after a long and meaningful life. She was married to Lucious Ovede Crain for 51 years, who preceded her in death in 1994.

Our beloved, Lorena, would want to be remembered for her love and devotion to her Savior. She served God and spent over 30 years as a Sunday school teacher at Stateline Missionary Baptist Church. She moved to Baton Rouge for 8 years and joined Parkview Baptist Church. She lived in the Woodlands in Houston, Texas for 4 years and joined The Woodlands Baptist Church. She had a kind and gentle soul and tried to live her life according to the Word of God. She recently said, “I have always been a Christian but have a better understanding of how the Bible applies to my life as I have gotten older”. Lorena also cherished her family and friends and the time spent with them.

She is survived by her only child, Mary Ellen Gowens and her husband, James Gowens; her grandson, Joseph Crain; her granddaughter, Elona Crain Sharbaugh and her husband, Kyle Sharbaugh; her great-grandchildren, Olevia and Alyssa Sharbaugh; her sister, Doris Tynes; and her brother, Loyd Tynes. 

Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Stateline Missionary Baptist Church, 31384 Highway 62, Angie, Louisiana 70426. Services will follow at 2:00 pm in the church. 


Wilkie E. Bell

December 24, 1930 - January 16, 2016

Sister Wilkie E. Bell was born December 24, 1930 to the late Altono Bickham and Mern Bickham. She departed her life surrounded by family at Our Lady of the Angel’s on January 16, 2016. 

She leaves to cherish her memories, three sisters who she loved dearly, Mixcine Bell, Alma (Reginald) Ratliff, Florine Bickham all of Angie, LA; three sisters-in-law, Elois Bickham of Angie, LA, Viola Youngblood of Brown Bay, MS, Nancy (RI) Bell of Dexter, MS; one brother, Melvin Bickham of Angie, LA; five grandchildren, Lorriane (Ronnell) Sartin, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA, Shannon Flot of Bogalusa, Niekalus Flot of Slidell, LA, Keyvis Smith of Baton Rouge, LA, Bianca Lewis of Hattiesburg, MS; two great grandchildren, O’Lando Bell of Baton Rouge, LA and LaRaybeun (Chris) Bell of Bogalusa, LA; eleven great great grandchildren and special friends, host of nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt Bell, Sr.; parents, Altona Bikcham and Mern Bickham; three sons, Milton Bell, Dewitt Bell, Jr., Samp Bell, Jr.; one daughter, Mae Hazel Bell; one sister, Charlene Bickham; one brother, James Bickham; a special friend, Robert Buckley; one child; one grandson, Damarqus Bell, and Jermaine Bell; Brother-in-laws and Sisters-in-law. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22,2016 from 2:00PM - 6:00PM


Rose Mary Dyson Barnes

November 15, 1966 - January 16, 2016

On Saturday, January 16, 2016 an angel came from Heaven and said Rose it’s your time, with tears and sadness she looked and said ok Lord I’m coming and in a blink of an eye she was gone. May the life I live speak for me! 

Rose was born November 15, 1966 to the late Calvin Dyson, Sr. and the late Gienell Dyson. 

Rose accepted Christ in her life at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. Amel Quillen, Sr. of James Chapel C.O.G.I.C. where she was a faithful member to the choir. She later moved her membership to Union Chapel A.M.E. church under the leadership of Rev. Sherman Berry. 

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Jennifer Dyson and Joyce Dyson (Jamiel Jones); two sons, Dexter Dyson (Melissa Landry) and Terrence Dyson; one sister, Angelia Gordon (Arnold Gordon); seven grandkids, Aiden Dyson, Xavier Dyson, Armoni Dyson and Kemoreon Dyson and Thomas Ransom, Angel Ransom and Isbel Ransom; seven nieces and nephews; five aunts, Jeanette Jackson, Beckadine Brumfield, Frankie Brumfield, Helen Burris, and Viola Jackson; six uncles, Leon Brumfield, Earl (Betty) Brumfield, Willis Brumfield, Billy Brumfield, and late Rafus Brumfield and late Oscar Brumfield; a special friend to her heart, Jerry Barnes; spiritual sons, Keri McGowan, Demarqus Bickham, Percy Ricks, Jr., Steve Travis, Ethan Boone, Justin Roberts, Walter Ricks, Spiritual Brother, Percy Ricks, Sr. and a host of cousins and friends. 

Funeral Service will be Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:00AM at Union Chapel A.M.E. Church; with Rev. Sherman Berry Pastor Officiating.


Bobbie Jean Carter 

March 7, 1935 - January 21, 2016 

Bobbie Jean Carter, age 80, born on March 7, 1935 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Capdeboscq and Tammy (Terry) Stewart; five grandchildren, Chris (Denise) Fontenot, Niki Capdeboscq (Trevor) Bowman, Carter Stewart, Meranda Stewart (Justin) Croul and Hannah (Mike) Wells; six great-grandchildren, Luke Fontenot, Alex Fontenot, Keagan Saucier, McKenna Wells, Ayden Stewart and Emma Croul; sister, Carolyn Fisher (Lee A.) Hunt; sister-in-law, Mattie Lou Burton; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Beth Bankston, Susan Anderson and Family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeppy Carter, Jr.; her parents, Oca Fisher and Edna Stafford Fisher; a sister, Jewitte Fisher.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Palestine Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield, Rev. Lee A. Hunt and Rev. Chris Fontenot officiating. Interment to follow at Emmanual Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at Alexander Developmental Services, Attn: Wanda Smith, 1093 Milne Circle, Covington, LA 70435, donations to Jewitte Fisher.


Arzie Mae Foster

January 07, 1942 - January 15, 2016

Arzie Mae Foster, was the only child born to the union of the late Mr. & Mrs. Maxie (Mary Magdalen Morris) Foster on January 7, 1942. She departed this life on January 16, 2016 at 74 years of age. She left this earthly life and transitioned to her eternal period of rest at the Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. 

She leaves to cherish many fond memories, her loving & very dedicated children; Alice Michelle Garrett, & Maxie Vashon Foster both of Bogalusa, LA. She leaves 7 beautiful grandchildren; Adawndra “Tiny” (Kenneth) Pigott-Magee, of Killeen, TX, Shandrika May-Mosquera, and Elvin “Tre” May, III both of Houston, TX, Elvin “El” Pigott, Craig Antwon Jefferson, Kierra Ariel Smoot, and Emily Nicole Garrett all of Bogalusa, LA; 13 great grandchildren; (Elvin Pigott’s children); Malaysia, La`Trevious, Ja`Maren, and Ja`Kyren, (Adawndra’s children); Kenneth Wayne, Jr., and Dre`Quan, (Shandrika’s children); Amethyst and T`Arien, (Tre’s children); Quinavia, Jyrin, Elvinnique, and Trelon, and (Craig Antwon Jefferson’s daughter) Caiden Nehemiah Collins; two great great grandchildren. She leaves her dearest memories to her maternal Peters & Morris 1st cousins,& her paternal Mark & Foster 1st cousins, her very special lifelong friends; Louise Dunn Smith, Ollie Lee Jones, and Ella Mae Adams, a loving and very dedicated Direct Service Worker, Shai Nichols, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Family will receive friends on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 2pm until 5pm at the Crain & Son’s Funeral Home, 809 East 3rd Street, Bogalusa, Louisiana who is charge of arrangements. 

A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 12:30 – 2:30PM followed by funeral service at 2:30 pm at Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Varnado, Louisiana with Pastor, Rev. Terrance August officiating. Internment - will be held in the Robinson Cemetery.


Henry James "Shrimp" Mims

August 20, 1948 - January 16, 2016

Mr. Henry James "Shrimp" Mims Age 67 of Bogalusa, LA departed this life on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother; Mrs. Henrietta Hammond of Bogalusa, LA; four daughters, Akela Butler of New Orleans, LA, Kelli Robinson of Waterton, NY, Hailey Mims of Bogalusa, LA and Whitney Robinson of Crowley, LA; one sister, Debra (Lee) Henry of Bogalusa, LA; two grandsons, Tyrie Peters of Bogalusa, LA and Kelson Osby of Watertown, NY; two nephews, Cedric Hammond of Houston, TX and Delvin (Kandra) Harry of Lacombe, LA; a special devoted friend, Glenda Young - Bogalusa, LA; special friends, Jerome Taylor, Jessie Thomas, Robert Hicks of Bogalusa, LA and Larry Gibson of Los Angeles, CA and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. 

Henry was preceded in death by his father, James Mims; his sister, Mozella Hammond; his brother, Charles Hammond; grandparents, Dave and Viola Mims; special cousin, Beverly Timmons and a close friend, Melvin Torrence. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the chapel of Crain & Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa, La from 2:00PM until 6:00 PM. 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Crain and Sons Funeral Home at 1:00PM. Rev. Theodore Newman, Officiating. Interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain & Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA in charge of arrangements. Bogalusa, LA.


Rocky Runyan Owens 

October 7, 1953 - January 16, 2016 

Brother Rocky R. Owens, Sr., was born on October 7, 1953 in Tylertown, Mississippi to the late Arvene and Ruby Owens. He departed this life on January 15, 2016 at the age of 62.

Brother Owens joined Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age and was baptized by the hands of Rev. Biase and remained a member until his death.

Rocky graduated from Wesley Ray High School in 1972. He was employed with Diamond Offshore Drilling until his health fell in 2004.

He leaves to cherish his memory three children: Zachary (Marilyn) Harry of San Diego, CA, Tiffany Owens and Rocky R. Owens Jr. of Angie, LA; six grandkid: Robert Collins of San Diego, CA, Rachel Harry of Charleston, SC, Ruby Harry of San Diego, CA, Zachary Harry Jr.of San Diego, CA, Zaydien Owens of Franklinton, LA and Darion Harry of Angie, LA; siblings: Verna Dean (Donald) Gaspard of New Orleans, LA, Ray Vell (Helen) Lewis of Slidell, LA, Eldora (Lenzie) Martin of Detroit, MI, Linda Faye and Ray Owens of Bogalusa, LA, Rene (Erin) Owens of Bogalusa, LA and Robert Owens of Columbia, MS; aunts: Ruth Allen of St. Rose, LA, Verene W. R. (Silous) Peters of Angie, LA, Linda Peters of New Orleans,LA and Willie Faye Owens of Hammond, LA, Goddaughter, Stephanie Gaspard of New Orleans, LA and Godson, Keven Johnson of Angie, LA, also a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Service Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Dexter, MS Reverend Reginald Russell officiating.


Judy Diane Sheridan

July 28, 1947 - January 19, 2016

Judy Diane Sheridan born July 28, 1947 passed away at her residence on January 19, 2016 at the age of 68. She was a born in Bogalusa and resided in Bush, La. Judy was also a member of the Bush United Methodist Church. She was a Minute Clerk for the St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Courts where she served 20 years of service.

She was a beloved mother and grandmother leaving behind a son, Darren Blackmon and his fiancee Andrea, two grandchildren, Abigail Blackmon and Kristin Blackmon and other extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Helen Williams Sheridan.

Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Saturday January 23, 2016 beginning at 11:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Carl Wood and Rev. Bill Moon will conduct the religious services. The interment will follow in the Grantham Cemetery in Bush, La.


Etha Lavada Bryant

November 15, 1914 - January 19, 2016

Etha Lavada Bryant age 101 passed away on Jan. 19, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by one son Tom Lewis who lives in Kentucky. Two daughters Helen L. Stewart of Bogalusa La and Ann james of Leesburg Fla. Five grandchildren and a special friend Donna Martin. 

Her wishes were to be cremated and no memorial service is planned. 


Achille E. Bougere 

January 5, 1921 - January 18, 2016 

Achille E. Bougere, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 95, born on January 5, 1921 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.

He was a WWII Veteran and served in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernell Bougere; and his parents, Edward Bougere and Mary Margaret McReynolds Bougere.

He is survived by two daughters, Jill Stogner (Tillman) of Bogalusa, LA and Susan Wright (John) of Winter Garden, FL; one son, Alan Bougere (Missy Rowley) of Hattiesburg, MS; eleven grandchildren, Mark Richardson, Todd Richardson, David (Nanami) Grevemberg, Sarah Bienvenu, Mathieu Bougere, Elizabeth Bougere, Stephen (Sarah) Stogner, Scott (Paula) Stogner, Adam Wright, Aaron Wright and Amanda Wright; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Memorial Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Garden of Memories, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Wright officiating and Military Graveside Services by the United States Navy.


Myrtle D. Smith 

August 5, 1924 - January 18, 2016 

Myrtle D. Smith, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 91, born on August 5, 1924 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Smith Glass; one grandson, Patrick Blair Glass.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William S, Smith, Jr.; her parents, Joseph G. Davis and Viola Bush Davis; a daughter, Patricia Smith Evans; and one brother, Jules Davis.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.


Myrtle Lee Seal

February 12, 1931 - January 18, 2016

Myrtle Lee Seal age 84 passed away January 18, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa La. She was a member of Union Heritage Baptist Church. 

She is survived by one son Reginald Richard Seal of Angie La. Two daughters Delaine Seal Green of Bogalusa La. And Debbie Galloway of Angie La. One sister Earline Adams of Bogalusa La. Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Milton "Bear" Seal, parents Benjamine and Evie Knight , six brothers and two sisters. 

Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time for services at 12 noon. 

Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery and Rev. David Easterling and Rev. Joseph Porter will officiate. 


Lenora D. Mullins 

March 24, 1939 - January 14, 2016 

Lenora D. Mullins, 76, resident of Baton Rouge and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Baton Rouge.

Lenora is survived by a daughter Gwen (Wayne) O'Quin of Baton Rouge, LA; two sons John (Hope) Mullins of Estherwood, LA and William A. (Marsha) Mullins, Jr. of New Iberia, LA; two sisters Jewelean (James) Hemphill of Bogalusa, LA and Emogene (Sonny) Gill of Ponchatoula, LA; six grandchildren Michelle Gehling, Katie Lynn Mullins, Joshua Allen Mullins, Jonathan Taylor Mullins, Matthew Wesley Mullins, Tristan Eve Mullins; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Maggie Dykes, a son Stephen B. Mullins, and two half brothers William Mohon and Tommy Mohon.

Visitation will be Monday, January 18, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 until the funeral service at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Rev. Wesley Quave will officiate the service and interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.


V. L. Bridges

October 11, 1933 - January 15, 2016

V. L. BRIDGES, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton died early Friday morning January 15, 2016 at his home. He was a native of Prentiss, MS before moving with his new wife to Franklinton, LA to work at the newly established Southern Natural Gas, where he worked for over 40 years before retiring as the Assistant Superintendent of the Franklinton Division. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era during which time he was an artillery gunner on a demonstration team at Fort Bragg. V.L. was a proud veteran and was an active member of the Homer Magee Post 113 of the American Legion. He enjoyed sports, especially baseball, while also volunteering to coach Little League for many years.

He was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton, where he sang in the Sanctuary Choir then later as a member of the Senior Singers. V.L. was a deacon of his church for 35 years before currently serving as Deacon Emeritus. He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing and recently liked looking out behind his home at the frequent wildlife nearby. V.L. was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather, and he had a special place in his heart for babies and his youngest new family members.

Survived by:  Wife of 61 years: Delora Davis Bridges of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Malinda and Danny Harris, Patricia and Jon Gonzales all of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Dana Harris, Christina Bullock both of Franklinton, Daniel and Mandy Harris of Foxworth, MS, Leighton and Danielle Gonzales of Franklinton, Haylie and Ray McCarrol of Albany, Hanna Gonzales of Franklinton; Great-grandchildren: Autumn Bullock, Natalee Harris, Logan Gonzales, Lana Gonzales, Lora Gonzales, Brenton McCarroll; Step-great-grandchildren: Haley Haddox, Hunter Haddox, Presley Haddox; An expected great-grandson Parker Harris and an additional expected great-grandchild; Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil L. Bridges and Minnie Smith Bridges, twin infant grandsons and an infant granddaughter Loren Marion Marie Gonzales, 7 brothers, 2 sisters and his father in law and mother in law Edgar E. Davis and Malinda Davis.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 17th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.


Sarah Theresa Mixon 

July 9, 1939 - January 15, 2016 

Sarah Theresa Mixon, age 76, born on July 9, 1939 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.

She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church; and nursed for Dr. Waldrup and Dr. Singleton and the Bogalusa Community Medical Center.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Mixon Temples and Theresa Mixon Miller; one son, Charles Joseph “ Joey” Mixon all of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Catherine Perricone (David Martin) of Auburn, AL and Eileen Weber (Tony) of Gonzales, LA; five grandchildren, Blaise Miller, Alexis Temples, Ashley Temples, Ty Temples and Addison Temples; and one great-grandchild, Raeana Williams.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. “Chuck” Mixon; and her parents, Joseph Perricone and Rosa Powe Perricone.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Father Patrick Collum officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.


Delores Laurent Manning

July 26, 1940 - January 06, 2016

Mrs. Delores Laurent Manning humbly gave a silent sigh and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the age of 75. She was a resident of Palo Alto, CA and a former resident of Bogalusa, LA. 

Delores was a member of Second Baptist Church for 21 years in California. 

She was President of the Benevolent, a member of the Women’s Ministry at Second Baptist. 

Delores leaves to cherish her memories, a sister, Precious Tillman of Bogalusa; two brothers, Emmitt (Gina) Laurent of Upper Marlboro, M.D. Louis (Audryes) Laurent of Dallas, TX; special cousin, Louise Gossett of Los Angles California and a loving sister-in-law, Rose Bulter; Her Long Time friends of California, Marge Jackson, Annie Lee Chatman, and Venice Stewart. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Geneva & Emmet Laurent Sr.; a loving husband, Clyde Manning Tillman, one brother, Earnest Laurent Jr. and one nephew, Sterling Laurent. 

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church 1112 Ann Street Bogalusa, LA 70427 at 11:00AM with Rev. Stanley Nathaniel – Pastor and Rev. Louis Laurent Officiating. Interment – Sweet Home Cemetery in Franklinton, LA. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.


Dale McIntyre

October 2, 1956 - January 13, 2016

DALE EUGENE McINTYRE, AGE 59 and a resident of Bolivar died at 2:40 am Wednesday January 13, 2016 at his home. He was born Tuesday October 2, 1956 in Tylertown, MS. Dale was a 30 year million-plus miles accident free truck driver for Bates Trucking, Frazier Trucking and he finished his career driving for Bracey’s Nursery. He was the Poppa to Emmie and Charley McIntyre.

Survived by:  His Wife: Margaret Statham McIntyre and Son and Spouse Mikey and Ellie McIntyre; His Children: Laura and D.J. McIntyre along with their mother Belinda; Brother and Spouse: Bobby and Lenora McIntyre; Sister: Judith M. Bergman; Brothers: Aaron, Dudley and Troy McIntyre; Nieces and Spouses: Jodi and J.B. Brooks, LeeAnn and Nick Stephan; Nephews and a Spouse: Coy and Dana McIntyre, Cory Landry, Winston McIntyre; 3 Great-nieces and 2 Great-nephews; 3 Brothers of the heart: Carl Womack, Charles Womack, Casey Womack

He was preceded in death by his parents C. Armette McIntyre and Frances Tate McIntyre, father in law and mother in law Charles Statham and Mary Creel Statham and brothers Aubrey McIntyre and Darrell McIntyre.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 15th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ernest Peters officiating. Burial will follow in the Statham Cemetery. 


Mary Theresa Green

January 12, 2016

Memorial Services for Mary Theresa Green, age 84, of Bogalusa, LA who passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 will be held at a later date.

Services are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home. 

A native of Bogalusa, LA, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister. Theresa was a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years and a member of the Superior Avenue Baptist Church. She spent much of her time at Resthaven Nursing Home visiting, playing the piano and singing with the residents. She was always ready to volunteer no matter the job. Theresa was very devoted to God and her family.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of over 62 loving years, Oscar Alex Green, Jr; parents, Charles Williams and Miriam LaMurray and a sister, Shirley Morris.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Stanley David Green, Doug Green; daughter, Donna Lynn Mohon; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Hazel West and many other loved ones.


Steven Ray Myers

May 14, 1947 - January 8, 2016

Steven Ray Myers, age 68 of Bush, LA died on Friday, January 08, 2016, at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in Jefferson, LA. Born, Wednesday, May 14, 1947 in Freeport, IL to James Arthur Myers and Georgia Marion Myers.

Survived by his Wife - Carol Wingfield Myers, Daughter - Stephanie "Stevie" Myers Ballow (David), Son - James Daymon Scott Myers (Summer), Granddaughters - Kaylie Ballow, Saigel Myers, and Larkin Myers, Sister - Vivian Curley (David), and Brother - James Myers (LeAnne). 

He was predeceased by his Parents. 

Steven was a member of Bush United Methodist Church.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bush United Methodist Church, 81306 Hwy 41, Bush, LA 70431.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121-4106 (www.cancer.org/Involved).

E.J. Fielding Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. 


Harvey Bienvenu, Sr.

December 15, 1930 - January 12, 2016

HARVEY JOSEPH BIENVENU, SR., AGE 85 and a resident of the Clifton Community died at 4:20 am Tuesday January 12, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa. He was a former radar technician in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Harvey was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a longtime successful dairyman. He was the founder of the Franklinton Dairy Supply and was instrumental in the formation of the Franklinton Country Club and Franklinton Long-Range Skeet Club. Harvey enjoyed deer hunting and quail hunting at many places across the country including his favorite areas in Colorado. He enjoyed dancing and having a good time with his family and friends.

Survived by:  4 Sons and Daughters in law: Harvey Joseph Bienvenu, Jr. and Missy Bienvenu, John David Bienvenu and Joyce Bienvenu all of Franklinton, Paul Anthony Bienvenu and Dana Bienvenu, Michael Allen Bienvenu and Lynn Bienvenu all of Denham Springs; 3 Daughters: Staci Ann Bienvenu of Tallahassee, FL, Emily Joan Bienvenu of Orlando, FL, Kristen Marie Sorrell of Bogalusa; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Grace McQuary, Andy Bienvenu, Matthew Bienvenu, Jo Anna Qazaqzeh, Blandon Sorrell, Jr. and Amber Sorrell, Daniel Sorrell, Casey and Chad Cothern, Blaine Bienvenu, Brooke Bienvenu, Taylor and Drew Ammons, 6 Great-grandchildren: Barrett Sorrell, Aiden Ammons, Layla Qazaqzeh, Mary Kate Richardson, Abbigail Cothern, Anna Bella CothernAlso numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jo Ann Shedd Bienvenu, his parents Henry J. Bienvenu and Emily Schexnayder Bienvenu, very recently by son in law Blandon Sorrell, daughter in law Stephanie Miller Bienvenu, grandsons John Joseph Sumrall and Wayne Shoemaker, III, great-granddaughter Callie Shoemaker, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 14th from 5 pm until 7 pm. Visitation will continue at 9:30 am Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am Friday in the church with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.


Gertrude Bryant

April 18, 1947 - January 8, 2016

GERTRUDE BARBER BRYANT, AGE 69 and a resident of Tylertown died at 9:00 pm Friday January 8, 2015 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. Sister Gertie was a longtime active member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church. She truly loved her church and worked for many years in the church kitchen helping to prepare meals for her large beloved church family. Sister Gertie was also a beautician for many of her friends and family throughout the area. She was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother that cherished all the time spent with her family.

Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Mitchell and Lynette Bryant of Tylertown; Daughter and Son in law: Miranda and Timothy Brady of Tylertown; 8 Grandchildren: Lindsey, Lydia, Lana, Lauren and Lissa Bryant, Jay, Mariah and Benson Brady; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Ella Rose and Ellis Sawyer of Lucedale, MS, Odeal Gaines, Patricia and Glenis Thomas all of Franklinton, Carolyn and Jimmy Jenkins of Tylertown; Brother and Sister in law: Larry and Janice Barber of Franklinton; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Louise Dedon of Franklinton, Levie Jane and Richard Graham of Kokomo, MS, Mae Lee Simmons of Dexter, Paul Bryant of Franklinton, Joe and Cindy Bryant of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Silas J. Bryant, her parents Tincie Barber and Nova Booty Barber, granddaughter Joanna Bryant, sisters Leatrice Williams, Bonnie Sawyer, brothers Eugene Barber, Jerry Barber, Zeke Barber and Grover Dedon and a niece Kira Brock.

Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Church Sunday January 10th from 5 pm until 10 pm. Visitation will continue at the church Monday from 9 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Rev. Jerry Cox, Rev. Rusty Barber and Rev. Timothy Brady officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers: Darryl Barber, Chance Johnson, David Bryant, Chad Bryant, Kelvin Thomas, Byron Graham

Honorary Pallbearer is Wayne Gaines


Fitzhugh O. Stafford

November 11, 1922 - January 6, 2016

FITZHUGH O. STAFFORD, age 93 and a resident of Franklinton passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and he was also an inactive deacon at Trinity. He was a World War II Veteran, he volunteered at Riverside Medical Center for 15 years. He was retired from Bell South with 33 years of service.

Survived by:  Wife of 68 years: Charline Pettitt Stafford of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and sons in law: Patricia and Jim Pope of Walker, June and Leslie Gross of Ethel; 4 Grandchildren: Jenny Guerin, Stephanie Miller, Ernest Pope, Amanda Wintz; 7 Great grandchildren; 1 Brother and sister in law: James and Erma Pettitt; Also numerous nieces and nephews

Visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Friday, January 8, 2016 until time of funeral service at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Gay and Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ernest Pope, Keith Stafford, Brandon Miller, Steve Wintz, Kip Guerin, David Passman

Family wishes to thank Dr. E. Kyle Magee and his staff and the staff at Riverside Medical Center for the care and concern given to Mr. Stafford.


Eirvin Lightell, Jr.

October 07, 1957 - January 04, 2016

Eirvin Lightell, Jr. was born on October 7, 1957 in New Orleans, LA to Mr. Eirvin, Sr. and Mrs. Leona Lightell and; and later moved to Bogalusa, LA. He departed this life on Monday, January 4, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA. He was 58 years old. 

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Christine Lightell of New Orleans, LA; three children, Donnicka (Kenneth) Pritchett, Sollecia Chase, and Jermaine (LaShawn) Ellis of New Orleans, LA; his parents, Ervin,Sr. and Leona Lightell both of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Shelia Lightell May of Bogalusa, LA, and Edith Lightell of Lake Charles, LA; two brothers, Bruce, and Leonard Lightell both of Bogalusa, LA; six grandchildren, Devon Rhinerhart, Derrick Rhinehart, Da’Bryant Rhinehart, De’Arie Cheffen, Trezshure Davis, and Trenton Ellis all of New Orleans, LA; grandmother- in- law, Trinity Ellis of New Orleans, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Lightell. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2016 from 8:00 - 10:00AM followed by the funeral service begging at 10:00AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.


Roosevelt Lafort, Sr.

January 5, 2016

Roosevelt F. Lafort, Sr. 82, a native of Cut Off and resident of Bush passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, January 8, 20-16 from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow in Cheramie Cemetery.

He is survived by his son, Roosevelt F. Lafort, Jr.; daughters, Sylvia Lefort, Cynthia Watts (Barry), Annette Lafort; sister, Rita Marie Rousse; ½ sister, Clarice Danos; grandchildren, Dawn Thomassie (Nathan), Sandy Cross (Brad), Lisa Freeman (Andy), Patricia Thomas (Cole), Nikita Fillinich (Zack), Jessie Joseph Gonzales, Jr., Natasha Gonzales, Brian J. Lafort and 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clemence G. "Bodo" Lafort; parents, Alcee, Sr. and Lelia Lafort; brother, Alcee Lafort, Jr.; sister, Mae Lafort; grandchild, Nadine Gonzales.

Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Edith Bahm Rodriguez

September 18, 1942 - January 5, 2016

EDITH BAHM RODRIGUEZ, AGE 73 and a resident of Folsom died before 8 pm Tuesday January 5, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was an insurance agent for Security Insurance for the last 11 years. Edith, alongside her family, was the owner/operator of the Rocking Horse Saloon in Folsom for over 20 years. She cared deeply for her family and enjoyed all the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Suzanne and Joey Addison of Folsom, 4 Grandchildren: Joey Addison, Jr. of Isabel, Jody Addison of Covington, Rebecca Addison, John Addison both of Folsom; 3 Great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Natalie, and Jasmine; Sister and Brother in law: Frances and Gill Temple of Arkansas; Nephew and Spouse: Richard and Debbie Alford of Pennsylvania; Also numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy J. Rodriguez and her parents Frank Bahm and Inez Bateman Bahm.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday January 9th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery. 


Anita Lott Ragusa

August 16, 1932 - January 1, 2016

ANITA LOTT RAGUSA, AGE 83 and a resident of Independence died at 10:06 am Friday January 1, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. She loved her church Millville Baptist Church in Ponchatoula and her church family. Anita loved cooking for and hosting her family and friends and also really adored her grandchildren.

Survived by: 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Gaye Clary Hester and David Hester, Kay and George Chittenden all of Hammond; 2 Sons: Sonny Clary of Independence, Clay Clary of Hattiesburg, MS; Grandchildren: Clayt Clary, Cliff Clary, Carley Clary, Tony Rushing, Melinda White, Jesse Hester, Gabriel Hester, Jonathan Hester; Great-grandchildren: Blair Bouillette, Asher Clary, Katie Rushing, Dylan Rushing, Brandon Rushing, Abby Clary; Sister: Yvonne Martin of Dexter, MS

She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Ragusa, parents Rueben Reed Lott and Lena Ginn Lott, sisters Nadine Rogers and Jean Crain and brothers Harold Lott and Ronald Lott.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 12 pm Saturday January 9th at Carson Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Josh Day officiating. 


Janie Sue Turnage

May 21, 1950 - January 4, 2016

JANIE SUE TURNAGE, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died at 1:26 pm Monday January 4, 2016 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Covington. She attended Jesus Name Holiness Church in Sheridan and really cared for her church family. Janie was a former seamstress at Rutter Rex that liked riding around town and anywhere she could travel to. She was always a loving mother that cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and family.

Survived by: 2 Daughters: Glenda Smith of Franklinton, Lenda Smith of Hammond; Special Friend and Longtime Companion: Norris Bourgeois of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Judy Anderson, Daniel Keating, Cody Stricklan; 3 Great-grandchildren: Kadence Gros, Emmasue Keating, Nyjah Stricklan; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Wayne and Kathleen Turnage of Foxworth, MS, Julius Turnage of Pine, Jimmie and Christy Turnage of Franklinton, Douglas and Krystal Turnage of Angie; Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 7th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles Ray Creel officiating. Burial will follow in the Turnage Chapel Cemetery near Kokomo, MS.

Pallbearers: Norris Bourgeois, Daniel Keating, Cody Stricklan, James Boyce, Shelly Turnage, Dewayne Turnage


Eld. Rodney Graham

May 23, 1947 - January 4, 2016

ELD. RODNEY LAWSON GRAHAM, AGE 68 and a resident of Kentwood died at 11:30 am Monday January 4, 2016 at his home. He surrendered to the Lord’s ministry in 1984 and was the pastor of several churches throughout the area for the last 31 years. Bro. Graham was currently the pastor of Oral Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and New Stateline Missionary Baptist Church. Before serving his Lord, he served his country as a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Bro. Graham was also a welder for over 45 years and he enjoyed collecting all types of model tractors. 

And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. (2nd Chronicles 14:11)

Survived by:  Wife of 45 years: Wilkie Travis Graham of Kentwood; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Rod and Dana Graham, Travis and Meagan Graham all of Kentwood; Daughter: Kimberly Graham of Kentwood; 4 Grandchildren: Bryce Graham, Leah Graham, Mallory Graham, Lawson Graham; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Allen and Katherine Graham of Ridgeland, MS, Randall and Tommie Jo Graham of Independence; Sister: Cecile Graham of Kentwood; Also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers in law and sisters in law.

Visitation will be Wednesday January 6th at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at the church Thursday from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Eld. Everette Broome, Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Mark Hobgood, Eld. Douglas Graham, and Eld. Brent King officiating with Eld. Billy Reyer providing special music. Burial will follow in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Matt Travis, Roger W. Carter, Russ Carter, Dennis Blades, Carey Graham, Wayne Simpson

Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons Bryce Graham and Lawson Graham along with his colleagues and friends, the many pastors of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Association. 

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 20161 Hwy. 1057, Kentwood, LA 70444.


Pauline Rose Wheat 

September 2, 1944 - December 29, 2015 

Pauline Rose Wheat, age 71, born on September 2, 1944, a resident of Crossroads, MS, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, MS.

She is survived by her loving husband, William Eugene Wheat of Crossroads, MS; one son, James Lloyd Jenkins of Bush, LA; one sister, Carol Dessens of Metairie, LA; two grandchildren, Stefany Elaine Jenkins and Jamie Nicole Jenkins; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Albert Held; her mother, Emma Dell Held Montet; her step-father, Milton Montet; and a brother, Lloyd Held.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M.


Lavetta Magee Brumfield

July 01, 1964 - December 27, 2015

On July, 1964, Lavetta Magee Brumfield was born to the late Jeanette Dawson and Charles Ray Brumfield. She departed this life, Sunday December 27,2015. 

Lavetta joined Greater Bogalusa Full Gospel Church under the leadership of Pastor Jerry Newton, where she remained until her death. 

Lavetta leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Albert Brumfield of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Ladedra (Clarence) Abrams of Franklinton, LA, Sharon (Carl) Chambers of Milwaukee, WS, Toni Blackburn of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Javon Magee of Bogalusa, LA, Donnie (Tonya) Brumfield, Terrell (Cheryl) Brumfield both of Franklinton, LA; three aunts, Barbra Magee, Sherly Anthony, and Phyllis Owns; four uncles, Gary Magee, Robert Magee, Donald Ray Magee, and Roy Magee; a devoted friend, Alexander Allen; a host of other relatives, and friends. 

Visitation will be on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa. 

Funeral service will be at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Greater Bogalusa Full Gospel Church 814 Union Avenue Bogalusa, Louisiana 70427 with Pastor Jerry L. Newton, Sr.~ Officiating. Interment will be at the Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 


Mae Bell Brumfield

November 11, 1936 - January 01, 2016

Sis. Mae Bell Barker Brumfield passed away on January 1, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. 

She was a faithful member of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church until her health began to fail. She was a member of the senior choir, senior mission, Sunday School Class #III and pastor aid. 

She leaves to cherish her memories three children; Shirley Gatlin of Franklinton, LA, Priscilla (Caral George) Lewis of Lewis Brooklyn, NY, and Cardell (Teresa) Brumfield of Slidell, LA; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Flossie Barker of Franklinton, LA, Freddie (Chester) Carmichael of Cameria Height NY, and Patricia (Calvin) Foster of Brooklyn, NY; three sisters in laws, Florence Baker and Gerealdean Baker both of Franklinton, LA, Dorothy Brumfield of Kentwood, LA; two brother in laws, Thomas Brumfield of Kentwood, LA, and Percy Brumfield of Biloxi, MS, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 2:00-7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton. 

Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00PM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Causey, Sr. – Pastor Officiating. Internment- Mt. Moriah Cemetery.


Blandon Edward Sorrell 

December 29, 2961 - January 4, 2016 

Blandon Edward Sorrell, age 54, born on December 29, 1961, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.

He was a Veteran and served in the United States Marines.

He is survived by his wife, Kristen Bienvenu Sorrell of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Blandon Edward “B.B.” Sorrell, II (Amber) and Daniel Owen Sorrell both of Bogalusa, LA; one step-daughter, Joanna Qazaqzeh of Bogalusa, LA; his mother, Sedonia Owens Sorrell of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers, Durwin Sorrell of Varnado, LA and Collin Sorrell of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren, Layla Qazaqzeh and Barrett Sorrell.

He is preceded in death by a step-son – John Joseph “Jody” Sumrall.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Angie, LA with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.


David K Brown 

August 16, 1958 - January 1, 2016

David K. Brown, age 57, died January 1, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.


Lura Pounds

September 11, 1958 - January 2, 2016

Lura B. Pounds born September 11, 1958 passed away at her residence January 2, 2016 at the age of 57. She was a teller in Banking at First State Bank and Hibernia Bank. She was also a member at Superior Baptist Church.

She was a devoted mother and leaves behind two sons, T.W. Pounds and his wife Brandi of Bogalusa and Lance Pounds of Jarreau, La. a brother, David Bonaventure of New Jersey, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, Berthold and Lois Harris Bonaventure, three brothers, Joey Bonaventure, Jimmy Bonaventure and Donald Bonaventure.

A private service will be held at a later date with her resting place at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lakeland, La.


Janice Sticker

November 11, 1938 - January 1, 2016

Janice Sticker born November 11, 1938 passed away at her residence on January 1, 2016 at the age 77. She was a native of Bogalusa and a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

She was a beloved wife and mother and grandmother. She leaves behind her husband, Daniel B Sticker of Bush, two sons, Jerry Paul Miller Jr. and his wife Nancy of Madisonville, La. and Bradley Allen Sticker and his wife Leann of Kolis, La., two brothers, Leslie Wendell Sumrall of Biloxi, MS. and Jerry Sumrall and his wife Brenda Wallace, of Bush, four grandchildren, Jerry "Jay" Paul Miller III, Alan Levi Sticker, Patrick Thomas Miller and Jackson Curtis Miller, two great-grandchildren, Elias Miller and Aliana Miller and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leslie Levi and Allie Mae Jordan Sumrall, her first husband, Jerry Paul Miller Sr., and a sister-in-law, Marylin Sumrall.

Visitation will begin on Saturday January 2, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Sunday January 3, 2016 after 1:00 P.M. until service at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Matt Smith will officiate the services and the interment will follow at the Acey's Creek Cemetery located in the Pine, La. Community.