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Altha Magee Welch 
March 27, 1934 - December 6, 2016 
Altha Magee Welch, age 82, born on March 27, 1934, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Douglas Karl Creason 
July 17, 1962 - December 4, 2016
Douglas Karl Creason, a resident of Angie, LA, age 54, born on July 17, 1962, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Mary Louise Mitchell 
February 19, 1927 - December 4, 2016
Mary Louise Mitchell of Crossroads, MS, age 89, born on February 19, 1927, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
She is survived by her children, Joel Mitchell, John and Diane Mitchell, Mary and Gary Smart; and Tommy and Jeanne Mitchell; fourteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Horatio Mitchell.
Visitation will be held at Mitchell Chapel Church of God of Crossroads, MS on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Mitchell Chapel Church of God on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9:00 am–11:00 am. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 am with Rev. Tony Wheeler and Rev. Gary Smart officiating. Interment to follow at Mitchell Chapel Church of God Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Eld. Homer Graves
February 17, 1932 - December 4, 2016
ELD. HOMER GRAVES, AGE 84 and a resident of Pine died at 11:40 pm Sunday December 4, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a former truck driver for Oil and Gas Companies in the area. Eld. Graves was an ordained minister in the Landmark Missionary Baptist Association where he pastored the Monroe’s Creek, Saul’s Street, Bethlehem, Faith and Oak Grove churches during his 50 years of preaching God’s Word. He was recently awarded a plaque for his longtime service to the Lord and was also a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. In earlier years, he loved to play the guitar and enjoyed listening to country music. He adored his grandchildren and they also loved joking around with Paw Paw. Homer was always a loving father and grandfather that cherished the time spent with his family.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Marie and Mitch Kilgore of Pine, Ann and Ken Knight of Franklinton, Marietta and Randy Thomas of Pine; Son: Dale Graves of Pine; 10 Grandchildren: Christa Lush, Deanna Hunt, Amber Knight Snyder, Corbin Ladner, April Knight, Lauren Thomas Pittman, Hope Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Julie Kilgore, Jeff Kilgore; 14 Great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters in law: Vertie Mae Knight, Nellie Jenkins both of Pine; Brother in law: James B. Rogers of Pine; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Ruthie Mae Rogers Graves, his parents Johnnie Graves and Bertie Temples Graves and a sister Louise Alford.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday December 6th from 6 pm until 9 pm. A Masonic Rites service will be held at 7 pm Tuesday. Visitation will continue after 9 am on Wednesday until the time of the funeral service at 11 am in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Darren Uzel and Bro. David Easterling officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Lennie Estelle Wells Adams
June 21, 1934 - December 3, 2016
LENNIE ESTELLE WELLS ADAMS , AGE 82, OF BATON ROUGE, LA. WAS CALLED UP TO DO THE LORDS WORK ON THE AFTERNOON OF DECEMBER 3, 2016. SHE WAS BORN JUNE 21, 1934 TO RAINER KING WELLS AND LENNIE MARY TATE WELLS. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF BENS FORD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.
SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER BELOVED HUSBAND OF 60 YEARS, W.V. ADAMS JR. OF BATON ROUGE, LA., FOUR DAUGHTERS, CYNTNIA DIANE ADAMS DOUBLINAND HER HUSBAND STEVE OF FLORIDA, TAMRA WELLS ADAMS OF BATON ROUGE, KIMBERLY OLGA ADAMS KUNEFKE AND HER HUSBAND BRANDON OF ST.AMANT, KRISTIE LYNN ADAMS OF BATON ROUGE, A SISTER , JOSEPHINE MICKENHEIM AND HER HUSBAND LEO OF BOGALUSA, TEN GRANDCHILDREN, JAMIE OTTS, CLINT VALLOTTON, LAINE PERRY, SHELLY WELLS, JOHNWELLS, KOLBY ADAM KUNEFKE, GRACIE ANN KUNEFKE, BRADYPAUL"WILDMAN"KENEFKE, LAUREN ESTELLE ADAMS,AND BRENNAN WHITE ALSO 9 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, A SISTER-IN-LAW, ELTON JEAN ADAMS AND A HOST OF NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, RAINER KING WELLS AND LENNIE MARY TATE WELLS, BY FOUR BROTHERS, WINFRED TATE WELLS, LONNIE AUBREY WELLS, RAINER EMMITT WELLS AND JESSIENATHANIEL WELLS AND TWO SISTERS, MARY ELLA WELLS DAIGLE AND MILDRED ALINE WELLS.
ESTELLE AS SHE WAS KNOWN BY MANY WORKED FOR THE TELEPHONE COMPANY FOR OVER 26 YEARS AND ENJOYED HER EARLY RETIREMENT. SHE WAS WONDERFUL WIFE, LOVING MOTHER AND TRUSTWORTHY FRIEND. 
SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER, HOWEVER WE WILL REJOICE KNOWING SHE IS SAFE IN THE ARMS OF CHRIST AND ALL OF GOD'S PEOPLE.
VISITATION WILL BEGIN THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2016 AT BROWN-MCGEHEE FUNERAL HOME BEGINNING AT 5:00 P.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. AND REUME AFTER 8:00 A.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 2016 AT 1:00 P.M. REV. LYNN MARTIN AND CORBIN OTTS WILL OFFICIATE THE SERVICES. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE BENS FORD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. 

Jean Gunnells Trout
August 22, 1944 - December 02, 2016
Jean Gunnells Trout, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 4:55AM on Friday, December 2, 2016 at her home. She was born August 22, 1944 in New Orleans and was 72 years of age. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and would love to help anyone. 
She is survived by her husband, Larry R. Trout, Sr.; 2 daughters, Ramona Trout and Rebecca Jarreau and husband, Johnny; 3 sons, Larry R. Trout, Jr. and wife, Sandy, Chad M. Trout and wife, Melissa, and Robert C. Trout, Sr. and fiance, Shenika; 17 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Bridges and husband, Charles; and 2 sisters in law, Carol Matthews and Bobbett Gunnells. 
Preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Beulah Gunnells; grandson, Jeremy Owens; brother, Luther Gunnells, Jr.; father in law, Robert Clayton Trout; mother in law, Emily Will; and brother in law, Butch Trout. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Monday and from 9:00AM until 11:30AM on Tuesday. Religious Services at 12 Noon on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite. Services conducted by Father Mark Beard. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. Pallbearers will be Chad, Robert, Sr., Cody, Tyler, Robert, Jr., Josh, Brett, and Madris Trout, and Wyatt Jarreau.  
The family would like to thank everyone that helped take care of Miss Jean including her sitters, CNA’s, and especially Johnny Jarreau and family. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital.

Judieth Ann Magee
October 21, 1954 - December 1, 2016
JUDIETH ANN MCQUEEN MAGEE, AGE 62 and a resident of the Lawrence Creek Community died at 10:30 pm Thursday December 1, 2016 at her home. She was a former longtime employee of the Washington Parish Council on Aging and a member of New Beulah Baptist Church near Tylertown. Judieth loved to play the piano and sing. She enjoyed doing genealogy for most of her life and liked to drink coffee while visiting with her family and friends. Judieth cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. 
Survived by: Husband: William Magee of Lawrence Creek; Son: William Darren Magee of Lawrence Creek; Brothers: Randy Magee of West Monroe, Allen Dale Toney of Gainesville, FL; 3 Granddaughters: Laken Breanna Magee, Danica Lynn Magee, Haylee Olivia Ann Magee; Great-granddaughter: Pailynn Leann LaRocca; Also numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her biological parents Cleveland Monroe “Cleve” Magee and Harriet Rebecca Clark Magee, her adoptive parents Owen McQueen and Athelee Cooper Rabourn, sisters Vera Lewis, Ida Nell Magee, Iris Mitchell, Rita Penton, Helen Ridgedell, Linda Whitehead, Martha Graves Sellers, brothers Cleve H. Magee, Rickey Magee, Linnie Paul Keaton and half-sister Francie Townsend.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday December 3rd from 9:30 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Mason Miley and Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Melton Magee Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dewayne “Big D” Magee, Scott Magee, David Pigott, Dwayne “Worm” Magee, Joe Baldassaro, Darren Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Ray Breland, Bonnie Marie Dier, Leona Magee

Dail Pittman
September 15, 1953 - November 29, 2016
DAIL PITTMAN, AGE 63 and a resident of Goodlettsville, Tennessee died Tuesday morning November 29, 2016 at his sister’s home in Pine. He was chemist/lab manager for SGS Services in Tennessee, where his nickname was “Chief”, for 28 years after working in the Laplace and Ponchatoula areas years earlier. Dail loved playing poker with his grandsons and was an avid cook, outdoorsman and gardener. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. To all those that knew him well he was full of life and a little bit of mischief. Dail was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother. 
Survived by: Wife of 44 years: Patricia Kennedy Pittman of Goodlettsville, TN; Son and Daughter in law: Brannon and Beverly Pittman of Newton, NC; 4 Grandsons: Jeremiah, Bryce, Seth and Avery Pittman; 2 Great-granddaughters: Autumn and Josie Pittman; Mother: Rosetta Thomas James; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Gayle and Bruce Ladner, Nettie and Russell Nielson; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Andy James, Ken and Shannon James; Sister in law: Denise Kennedy McKenzie, David G. and Tammy Seal; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his father Malcolm James, Father in law and Mother in law Bryce and Ruth Kennedy, a sister Keitha James Breland, brothers in law Richard G. Seal, Donald Bruce McKenzie and nephews Micah Lee Ladner, Dustin Bryce McKenzie.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday November 30th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Donnie Broom, Bro. Glen Nace and Bro. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery at Stateline. 
Pallbearers: Ryan Ladner, Jackson Gilmore, Nicholas Ladner, Cody Breland, Brady Ladner, Daylon McKenzie, Kaleb Miller
Honorary Pallbearers: Bruce Ladner, Russell Nielson, David Seal, Wayne Kennedy and his grandchildren

Robert Dudley Penton 
Died November 28, 2016 
Robert 'Dudley' Penton, born in Bogalusa, Louisiana in February, 1932, passed away on Monday, November 28 at the age of 84. He grew up with sisters Bonnie (Morris), Irma (Mitchell); and brothers Willie 'Junior' and BIlly. Dudley joined the Air Force as a young man, and was stationed in Washington, DC. There at a drug store soda fountain he met and fell in love with Dorothy 'Dotty' Sherry. His first date was walking her home, closely watched by his future father-in-law who followed close behind. After their marriage and birth of hs first child, he brought his family home to Bogalusa, where his family grew to three boys and one girl.
In his late 20s, he found his salvation and calling in a Baptist church choir, led by his friend Pastor Jack Smith. He began his Christian service using his beautiful voice praising his Lord. He went back to school and completed his high school education before attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. There he met many good friends and began serving churches in Louisiana and Mississippi - both as staff music director and leading weeklong revivals.
After completing seminary, he served as Music, Youth, and Education Minister to churches in Georgia and North Carolina. One of his most memorable times was leading the Youth Choir at Holloway Street Baptist Church in Durham, NC, going on many choir tours and mission trips. At a church in Asheville, he was again moved to do more. He become ordained as a minister and relocated to Western Pennsylvania to start new churches as a Baptist Home Missionary.
He returned to Georgia in his 60s to be closer to his family, pastoring churches in Portal, Statesboro and Vidalia. He moved in his final years to Atlanta to spend more time with his grandsons. Still active in the church, he found a place as Associate Pastor at First Baptist, Sandy Springs. His last move was to Brighton Gardens, where he was nicknamed the Mayor - welcoming new residents, sharing stories, telling jokes, and being friends with many residents and staff.
Wife Dotty, sons Bobby and Jim preceded him in this journey. His memory will remain with brother, Billy, son, Steve, daughter, Alice, son-in-law Bill Galerstein, and grandsons Robert, Nathan and Josh Galerstein, and granddaughter Melissa Wenzel.
Graveside Services will be held at Holmes Cemetery in Talisheek, LA at 11:00 am on Friday, December 2, 2016 with Rev. Dennis Allen officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: Mission Dignity, Guide Stone Financial Resources SBC, 2401 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75201-1498.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patsy Duncan Jenkins
May 15, 1942 - November 28, 2016
PATSY DUNCAN JENKINS, AGE 74 and a resident of Franklinton died Monday November 28, 2016 at her home. She enjoyed crocheting, especially the baby blankets she made for countless children through the years. Patsy also loved to cook for her family and friends. She enjoyed making a Christmas light display at her home each year and loved the Holidays. She also had a special place in her heart for her pet dogs.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Peggy and Floyd Tarver of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Jimmie Jenkins, Jr. and Tara Jenkins of Franklinton; Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; 3 Sisters: Lois Duncan, Araglyn Tullos both of Pine, Sherry Phelps of Bogalusa; Brother and Sister in law: Duaine and Barbara Duncan of Bogue Chitto, MS; Sister in law: Connie Sue Jenkins ; “Adopted” Daughter: Stella McNeese; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Jenkins, Sr., daughters Robbie Stinson, Debra Jones, sons Allen Dale Jenkins, Christopher Jenkins, grandson Justin Felder Jenkins, her parents Carroll Allen Duncan and Mamie Ellen Lee Duncan and brother Carroll Allen Duncan, II.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday December 1st from 9 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. Derek Dantin, and Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemtery.
Pallbearers: Chris Fisher, Jared Jenkins, Jamie Holden, Jason Jenkins, Brent Thomas, Dustin Holden
Honorary Pallbearers: Jordan Jenkins, Austin Holden, Dakota Tarver, Dalton Thomas, Hunter Anthony

Douglas Glenn Spears
February 05, 1942 - November 27, 2016
Douglas Glenn Spears, age 74 and a resident of Spring Creek, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home. 
Survived by wife of 56 years, Ann Spears; daughters, Sherry Holland and husband, Cliff, Connie Butler and husband, Sid, Vickie Easley and husband, Dean; grandchildren, Clayton Holland, Drew Holland and wife, Brittany, Cacey Holland, Steve Holland, Chelsie Rogers and husband, Matt, Christopher Shaw, Cody Shaw, and Travis Shaw; great-grandchildren, Landry Holland and Rhett Rogers; brother, Johnny Spears; and sister, Mardell Forrest. 
Preceded in death by parents, Homer Glenn Spears and Levade Spears Ballard; grandson, Corey Lane Butler; brothers, Troy Spears and Ken Kelsey Spears. 
Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Mixon Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Lynette Oswald
March 8, 1929 - November 25, 2016
LYNETTE BRAUD OSWALD, AGE 87 and a resident of Stony Point, died at 10:30 am Friday November 25, 2016 at her home. She was raised in Norco and was a former resident of Destrehan before moving to the Stony Point Community near Franklinton nearly 40 years ago. Lynette was a secretary at the former D.H. Holmes Department Store. She enjoyed cooking and reading but her favorite hobby was being outdoors working in her garden or yard or riding the fields of her property. Lynette was a devoted wife and mother that cherished the time spent with her sons and family.
Survived by: 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Robert “Bob” Oswald and fiancé Joy Parker, Harold “Bill” Oswald, III and Charlene H. Oswald all of Kentwood; Sisters: Thelma Kugler of Destrehan, Barbara Pollack of Conroe, TX; Brother in law and Sister in law: George and Marie Oswald of Kentwood; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Harold W. Oswald, Jr. DDS, her parents Alexander Braud and Fannie Daigle Braud, sisters Carrie Landry, Evelyn Rogers and brother Vernon Braud.
Honoring her request, Mrs. Oswald will be cremated with a private memorial service and burial to be held at a later date.

Lendsey Leroy Norman
November 29, 1946 - November 25, 2016
“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 3:20
At age 69, on November 24, 2016, Lendsey Leroy Norman entered into eternal rest in Franklinton, Louisiana at about 8 p.m. Lendsey was born November 29, 1946 to Cornelius Norman and Mae Belle Norman Burkhalter. Lendsey Leroy Norman, a family man, enjoyed spending time with his loved ones and lending a helping hand to friends in the community. His bright smile and kind words found ways to touch most people he encountered. He was a traveler but loved his roots and family heritage to the fullest. Lendsey was a chef by profession who loved music and played both the trombone and the guitar. 
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mae Belle Burkhalter; his father, Cornelius Norman; his step-father, Willie Burkhalter; one sister, Judy Antronette Burkhalter; three brothers, Michael Allen Norman, Jesse Lawrence Norman and David Iley Norman; one step-sister, Dorothy Briggs; and one nephew, Demeku Norman.
He leaves his most precious blessings: his son,Vernon Walker; his daughter, April Mae Remey; two brothers, Nyewusi Askari of Portland, Oregon and Edward Norman of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana; four sisters, Ola Magee and Delores Norman of Franklinton, Louisiana; Katherine Gibbs of Bogalusa, Louisiana and Willie Tamme Burkhalter of Dallas, Texas; five step-brothers, Western Burkhalter of Kentwood, Louisiana, Willie Burkhalter of Los Angeles, California, Leroy Burkhalter of Franklinton, Louisiana, Curtis Burkhalter of Roseland, Louisiana, and Allen Burkhalter of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana; four step-sisters, Augustine White of Dayton, Ohio; Georgia Bickham of Franklinton, Louisiana; Carol J. Bell of Fort Benning Georgia; and Gwenda Dyson of Los Angeles, California; two grandchildren, Kelsey Adrianne Walker and Jericho Addison Duncan; two great grandchildren, Kaylani Walker and Armani Love Walker; a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives, and friends. Leroy will be deeply missed, but always remembered and loved by those who knew him. 
Visitation will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service which will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.

Geneva Smith Gray
January 30, 1925 - November 24, 2016
Sunrise for Mrs. Geneva Smith Gray came on January 30, 1925 and sun set on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at The Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, La. 
She leaves to cherish her memories, her children; Edna Harris (Ike Sr.) of Baton Rouge, La, Aldonia L. Hargrove of Birmingham, Al, Earnest Smith (Joyce) of Slidell, La, Anthony Smith of Bogalusa, La, Leander Smith (Lorraine) of Jacksonville, FL, Elleanor Montgomery (George Sr.) of Charlotte, NC, and Ada Davis (Andrew) of Carriere, Ms. She also leaves to cherish her memories, her siblings; Robert Smith (Gonzie) of Willard, NC, Juanita Jackson of Tacoma, WA and Ellarene Cooper of Spartanburg, SC. She is survived by twenty-one grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and friends.
Mrs. Geneva Smith Gray was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Gray, three sons; David, Willie and Joseph Matthews also three of her brothers; Thomas, Raymond, and Wilbert.
Visitation is Friday, December 2, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11am at the Tree of Life Baptist Church, 20402 Tree of Life Road, Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Oletta Bankston Arnold 
July 16, 1919 - November 24, 2016 
Oletta Bankston Arnold passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the age of 97.
She is survived by her son, Larry Arnold and his wife, Mitzi Haik Arnold; Grandson, Scott Arnold and his wife, Traci; great-granddaughter, Isabella Arnold and great-grandson, Kramer Stuart and many cousins including Gayle McCants.
She was a member of Esther and Martha’s Willing Workers Class at Superior Avenue Baptist Church. She worked in the church nursery for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Angus and Carrie Bankston, her brother and his wife, Clarence and Edna Bankston, and her baby son, Dudley Wayne Arnold.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, November 27th from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. conducted by Brother Josh Williams. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Leah Beth Houeye Simpson 
September 26, 1925 - November 23, 2016
Leah Beth Houeye Simpson (Mrs. Joseph H. Simpson), a resident of Amite, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 which would have been her 68th Wedding Anniversary. Born three miles west of Amite to Emmett Erwin and Lilah Lucille Cram Houeye, Leah Beth graduated from Ella Strickland Grammar School and Amite High School, where she was chosen outstanding senior by the DAR. 
Leah Beth attended Northwestern State College in Natchitoches. While there, she married Joseph Simpson, who grew up next door to her family in Amite. They lived in Baton Rouge, where she worked for the State Welfare Department while her husband finished school at L.S.U. 
After her husband graduated, they moved to Thomastown in Washington Parish shortly after the birth of their first child, Alan. Following a year there, they moved to Bastrop, LA, where she and her husband worked for Western Union Telegraph Co. Their second child, Debra Lea, joined the family there, and Leah Beth finished her college work at Northeastern State University in Monroe, receiving a B. A. degree in Elementary Education. 
In 1954, they moved to Hammond, where her husband studied law while they both worked for Western Union. Their third child, Paul, joined their family there. 
In 1963, the family moved back home to Amite, where her husband joined Edwin Schilling's law firm and Leah Beth taught kindergarten and worked as Administrator at the Amite Nursing Home. She returned to college at Southeastern Louisiana University in 1971 and graduated with a B. S. Degree in Nursing in 1974. She worked at Hood Memorial Hospital, Lallie Kemp Hospital, and Capitol Home Health in patient care departments, then worked for a number of years as a Legal Nurse Consultant until she retired. 
In 2000, she opened the Country Lane Bed and Breakfast and Camping and Trail Riding business at her family home west of Amite and continued to run the business until 2012. 
During her years in Amite, she volunteered in a number of projects, including establishing Catha Park and setting up a cross reference record of burials for the five Amite cemeteries. 
In 2011, Leah Beth and Mrs. Robert Fortenberry worked to acquire and begin restoration on the Historic Royal Hotel, forming a non profit organization, The Tangipahoa Hotel Cultural Center. Work has progressed since then, with significant progress being made on the grounds and building. 
She is survived by 3 children: Hugh Alan Simpson (wife Kay Lewis Simpson), Debra Lea Simpson Potts (husband Michael A. Potts), and William Paul Simpson (companion Betty Ballow); 4 grandchildren: Bradley Lewis Simpson (Priscilla Wagoner Simpson),  Brian Joseph Simpson (Kaitlin Dyer Simpson), Casey Allan Potts (Erin Phillips Potts) and Alex Michael Potts; 1 great grandchild, Joseph Alan Simpson; numerous nephews and nieces. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her maternal grandparents, William Arthur and Minnie Elizabeth Goar Cram; her paternal grandparents, Arthur Viers and Emma Lee McMichael Houeye; 4 brothers: Miles William Houeye, Dr. Emmett Erwin Houeye, and twin infant brothers; 2 infant great-grandchildren, Michael Allan Potts, Jr. and Joseph Lee Potts. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite. 

Bill Monroe Branch
November 10, 1947 - November 22, 2016
Bill Monroe Branch, born November 10, 1947 passed away peacefully November 22, 2016 at Northshore Specialyu Hospital in Covington, La. He was an employee at the Gaylord and Crown Zellerbach paper Mill. He was a resident od Varnado and was member of the Southern Baptist Church of Varnado.
He is survived by a son, Bryan Price Branch and his wife Kristy of Lake Charles, La., a daughter Jessica Branch Messina and her husband Justin of Franklinton, two brothers, Terry Branch and his wife Kerrie of Varnado and Harold Branch and his wife Kathy of Abita Springs, La., 5 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jesse Lee and Audrey Ann Smith Branch, and a brother, J.W. Branch.
Visitation will begin Friday November 25, 2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Saturday November 26, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Field Thigpen will officiate the services with the interment to follow at the Seal Cemetery in Varnado, La.

Catherine Clement George Swilley 
April 26, 1927 - November 21, 2016
Catherine Clement George Swilley passed into eternal peace on November 21, 2016. Born in Richton, Mississippi on April 26, 1927, to Charles Leslie and Annie Gertrude McCoy George, she moved with her family to Bogalusa when she was six months old and was a lifelong Bogalusa resident. Educated in the Bogalusa City School System, she attended Soule Business College in New Orleans and returned to Bogalusa where she was employed by Washington Bank until her marriage to Willian “Billie” Clyde Swilley on November 16, 1947.
The devoted wife and mother of four, she was a dedicated homemaker. She served for years as a Cub Scout den mother, and was a member of Bogalusa Civic League, and Hillside Garden Club. A lifelong member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church, she loved her Sunday School Class, the Esther and Martha’s Willing Workers class.
She is survived by her husband, the love of her life, William “Billie” Clyde Swilley, a daughter, Sharon Swilley Bateman (George) and a son, Jefferey Scott Swilley (Paula); six granddaughters, Anne Scott Bateman Moore (Kevin), Sarah Elizabeth Bateman Peters (Mike), Kathryn Brooke Bateman Stark (Bill), Lindsay Scott Swilley Bailey (Jacob), Lauren Alyce Swilley Sevier (Jonathan), and Leah Michelle Swilley; five great-grandchildren, Alexander Bateman Moore, John Samuel Peters, Hutson McCann Moore, Eleanor Kathryn Stark, and Jackson Ryan Bailey. She was preceded in death by two sons, Clyde Michael Swilley, and a stillborn baby, as well as by her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. L. George, and her siblings, C. N. George, Dan George, Bill George, and Emily George Robichaux.
Visitation will be held at the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, November 25thd from 10:00am until time for the service at 2:00pm. The service will be conducted by the Reverend Bobby Holder. Interment will follow at the Ponemah Cemetery.

Sadie Mae Wilkes
July 26, 2016 - November 21, 2016
SADIE MAE WILKES, the nearly 4 month old daughter of Katie Slocum and Travis Wilkes of Mt. Hermon passed away Monday November 21, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was born July 26, 2016 at Lakeview Medical Center. Sadie had a beautiful smile that everyone loved seeing. She enjoyed sitting on her Paw Paw Poley’s lap. Though she was only here for a short time, Sadie gave us memories to cherish for a lifetime. Sadie will be forever missed.
Also Survived by: Sisters and Brothers: Raeleigh, Sophie, and Parker; Grandparents: Jacqueline and Don Slocum, Sedgie Wilkes and Deanna Hunt; Great-grandparents: Lolita Slocum, Patricia Burch, Sam Wilkes; Also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by infant cousins McKayla Polk and Kaylan Polk, great-grandmother Evonne Hunt and great-great-grandmother Joyce Wilkes.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday November 25th from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Elijah Jace Roberts
November 20, 2016
Elijah Jace Roberts, infant son of James and Alyssa Roberts of Denham Springs, passed away a few hours after his birth on November 20, 2016 at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. 
How very softly you tiptoed into our world, Almost silently; Only a moment you stayed, But what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.
Elijah is the grandson of Hector and Melissa Echevarria of Abita Springs and Phillip and Jean Roberts of Mount Hermon, as well as Lisa Ferrar of Spring, TX. Godparents to Elijah are Bailey Echevarria (Alyssa's sister) and Daniel Ott (James' uncle).
A graveside service will be held at Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery near Progress, MS on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 2 PM.

Charles Ray Fontenot
October 18, 1951 - November 20, 2016
Charles Ray Fontenot, born October 18, 1951 went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2016 at the age of 65. He was loved LSU and loved family and friends and also loved to eat.
He leaves behind a first Cousin Daniel Fontenot and his wife Karen of Bogalusa and 2 aunts, Helen Fontenot of Bogalusa and Lois Bickham of Franklinton, and many cousins and family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Edward Fontenot and Charlene Mitchell Fontenot.
Graveside service was held November 22, 2016 at the Ponemah Cemetery and the services was conducted by the Rev. Chris Fontenot will officiate the services at 1:00 P.M.

Elmer Ray White
July 27, 1939 - November 20, 2016
Elmer Ray White, age 77 and a resident of Kentwood passed away at on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at his home. He was a member of New Covenant Church of God. 
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy White; daughter, Becky Powers and husband, Jimbo; 2 sons, Bobby White and wife, Charlotte, and Caleb White; 6 grandchildren, Andrew Gill, Dustin White, Summer Creppel and husband, Corey, Hannah Jones and husband, Aubrey, Josh Powers, and Rhonda White; 4 great-grandchildren, Colt Creppel, Kortlyn Holloway, Jayce Wilkinson, and Natleigh Wilkinson. 
Preceded in death by father, Ellis White; mother, Maude White; 5 sisters, Ruth Catalano, Ann Temple, Eva Mae Strickland, Audrey Verdrine, and Ruby Lee Santangelo; 4 brothers, Bob, Hewitt, Mutt, and Clyde White. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Isiah Pribbenow and Steve Wells. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be Jimbo Powers, Josh Powers, Dustin White, June Bug Gill, Michael Gill and Peanut Santangelo.

Geraldine "Jerry" McDaniel Wascom
March 17, 1925 - November 15, 2016
GERALDINE “JERRY” MCDANIEL WASCOM, AGE 91 and a resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday morning November 15, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church and had retired from the Conservation office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jerry loved growing and tending to her beautiful flowers and flower garden, especially her favorite daylilies. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and baking cakes and other sweets. Jerry also liked to cook meals and cherished the time spent with her extended family.
Survived by:  Sister and Brother in law: Caroline and Derwood Smith of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde B. Wascom, her parents Zackie McDaniel and Maude Schilling McDaniel, sister Johnnie McDaniel Walker and brother James Glenn McDaniel.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday November 16th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Everette Broome officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Barry Walker, Keith McDaniel, Rusty Burkhalter, Buster Roy Burkhalter, Greg Moak, Justin Lewis, Darren Smith

Patrick R. McGUIRE
Died:  November 14, 2016
PATRICK R. McGUIRE, age 69 and a resident of Bogalusa, passed away at his home on November 14, 2016 at the age of 69.  
He was the beloved husband of Melanie Hemstreet D’Antonio McGuire, father of Sean McGuire (Kimberly), Brian McGuire and Patrick McGuire, grandfather of Solomon Mansfield, Ronan McGuire and Kazmon McGuire, step-father to Dr. Claude D’Antonio, Jr. (Shanna), Marcella D’Antonio Michaels and Heather D’Antonio, and step-grandfather to Draden D’Antonio, Mikhail (Mischa) D’Antonio and Hunter Roberts.    
His wife and children invite his family and friends to join them at a celebration of his life (Irish Memorial) on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Red Zone Grill, 15310 Hwy 21 S, Bogalusa, LA, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   

Wade Anderson
October 30, 1954 - November 14, 2016
THOMAS WADE ANDERSON, AGE 62 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:05 pm Monday November 14, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born October 30, 1954. Wade was also a former resident of Kentwood and had worked as a dairyman at numerous farms in the area for many years. 
Survived by:  Loving Wife of 15 years: Kitty Mayfield Anderson of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Christopher and Marilyn Wright of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Tabitha and Patrick Brewer of Franklinton, Juanita Chavers; Sister and Brother in law: Joyce and Ray Brooks of Mt. Hermon; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Bobby Ray and Danielle Anderson, Billy Joe and Glenda Anderson all of Franklinton, Frederick and Brandi Anderson of Tylertown, MS; 10 Grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 2 sons James Paul Richard, Ronnie Lambert, his parents Ocie Anderson and Mary Barber Anderson, brother Alton Anderson and a sister Shirley Anderson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday November 17th from 8 am until 1:30 pm. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church Cemetery with Bro. Garcia officiating.
Pallbearers: Billy Joe Anderson, Bobby Wade Anderson, Freddie Anderson, Charles Brooks, Herbert Brooks, Larry Brooks

Eld. Willie J. Passman
December 28, 1933 - November 14, 2016
ELD. WILLIE J. PASSMAN, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton died at 4:35 pm Monday November 14, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a United States Army veteran that enjoyed the outdoors. He liked to farm his cattle and spend time on his back porch watching the birds, squirrels and other wildlife that would come to feed on his planted vines and fruit trees. Bro. Willie J. was a minister of the Lord Jesus Christ for 48 years. He was the pastor of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church for nearly 33 years, as well as several other churches in Washington Parish. He was loved certainly by his own church family but also by the countless others he had the privilege to serve during his ministry. 
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth…” Psalm 121; 1-2.
Survived by:  Wife of 63 years: Gilda McNeese Passman of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Billy and Lesley Passman of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Anita and Butch Reviere of Franklinton; Son in law: Dale Spencer of Franklinton; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Alicia and Brett Pounds, Byron and Deann Forbes, Brandon and Sherri Passman, Kyle and Tori Passman, Ashley and Chris Matthews, Kamryn Passman, Dustin and Stephanie Fortenberry, Trey and Hannah McNeal, Lynn and Ronnie Taylor, Cynthia and Chris Pope; 17 Great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Richard and Nena Passman of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Charlotte Passman Spencer, his parents Willie A. Passman and Ophelia Magee Passman, 2 brothers Willard Passman, Wilton Passman, 2 sisters Lela Thomas, Elsie Thomas and 2 infant brothers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday November 17th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Friday at Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Friday with Eld. J.W. Graves, Eld. Donnie Broom, Eld. Doyle Ball, Eld. Burdette Thomas and Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Byron Forbes, Brett Pounds, Brandon Passman, Kyle Passman, Chris Matthews, Dustin Fortenberry, Trey McNeal
Honorary Pallbearers are the many Christian Ministers throughout Washington Parish.

Sheila M Harris
August 6, 1947 - November 14, 2016
Sheila M. Harris born August 6, 1947 went home to be with The Lord on November 14, 2016. 
She was born in Bay Springs, MS. And a long time resident of Bogalusa. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and loved her family.
She leaves behind 4 sons, Trent McLaurin of White Sands, MS., Eddie Harris and his wife Tammy of Bogalusa, Robert Wayne Harris and James Harris both of Bogalusa, 1 daughter, Tracey Harris of South Carolina and also grandson Robert Lance Harris, 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grand children and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ned and Rosalie Sims McLaurin, and her husband, Robert H. Harris.
A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date.

Hannah Jones
November 17, 1927 - November 13, 2016
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith"
Mrs. Hannah E. Jones was born November 17, 1927 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Oliver (Daisy) Pierce. She departed from her earthly house to her home in glory at the age of 88 on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her residence.
Visitation will be Friday, November 18, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1640 Charlevoix Street in Bogalusa, Louisiana

Ronald Joseph Adams 
February 13, 1953 - November 13, 2016 
Ronald Joseph Adams, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 63, born on February 13, 1953 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. He was a United States Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Dinah Adams of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Chris Trahan of Bogalusa, LA and Scott Trahan (Tia Maria) of Bush, LA; six grandchildren, Landon Trahan, Jacy Trahan, Brianna Trahan, Kristen Trahan, Christopher Trahan and Andrew Trahan; and a special friend, Steve Andrews.
He is preceded in death by one son, Ronald J. Dardar; his parents, Victor Joseph Adams and Mary Marie Adams; and two brothers, Jimmy Adams and Donald Adams.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 am with Rev. Marvin McGehee officiating. Full Military Services will be held by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Earl Reese 
December 31, 1936 - November 12, 2016 
Earl Reese, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 79, born on December 31, 1936 in Philidelphia, MS, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was very active in all bodies of the Masonic Order.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Reese of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Randall E. Reese (Heather) of Pensacola, FL and Reginald D.Reese of Mandeville, LA; one grandchild, Estelle Reese; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe Clyde Reese and Ervie Cheatham Reese.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Varnado Masonic Lodge at 6:00 PM.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

Ether Mae Stewart
April 6, 1925 - November 11, 2016
Ether Mae Stewart age 91 passed away November 11, 2016 at her residence in Foxworth Ms. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bogalusa La. 
She is survived by four sons John Paul Stewart of Foxworth Ms, Thomas Edward Stewart Washington Parish La, William Rusty Stewart of Gloster Ms, and Wilbert E. Stewart of Foxworth Ms. Step sons Samuel Toby Stewart, of Washington Parish , Charles Leslie Stewart of Washington Parish, Archie Stewart of Washington Parish, and Bobby Stewart of Washington Parish. One daughter Ruth Mattingly Arkansas, one step daughter Treasure Stewart of Montana; Sisters Judy Foster of Lake Denham Springs La, Grace Hunt of Tennessee, Sylvia Lambert, Wilda Phillips, Nellie Rose Ledet of Washington Parish. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
She is preceded in death by her husband George Truett Stewart, a son Sam Jackson, parents Edgar and Idonia McNeese Hunt, brother Quincy Hunt, sisters Mavis Whittington, Eloise Russell, and Avis Liberatore.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday November 13, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday November 14, 2016 at Emmanuel Baptist Church form 9 a.m. until time for services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Pete Underwood will officiate.

Larry Stevens Phillips
October 15, 1949 - November 11, 2016
Larry Stevens Phillips, a resident of Kentwood passed away at 8:58 AM on Friday, November 11, 2016 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg. He was born October 15, 1949 in Kentwood and was 67 years of age. 
He is survived by his 2 daughters, Kelly Phillips Lambert and husband, Bill, and Blaine Phillips Gillam; 7 grandchildren, Destinee Reanne Wascom, Haley Elizabeth Wascom, Steven Scott Wascom, Emma Lambert, Will Lambert, Khaliegh Gillam and Kaleb Gillam, all of Kentwood; sister, Brenda Gill, Hammond; brother, James Phillips and wife, Rita, Walker; and nephew, Charles Blaine Phillips and wife, Linda, Roseland. 
Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Walker Phillips; daughter, Helen Phillips Wascom; brothers and sisters, Tom Ed Phillips, Gracie Dean Edwards, Annie Lea Duggan, Alvie Phillips, John L. Phillips, Cordelia Stephens, and Milton Phillips; and parents, Jimmie and Pauline Phillips. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Monday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. 

Anthony Pomes
October 25, 1957 - November 10, 2016
ANTHONY POMES, AGE 59 and a resident of Franklinton began his Heavenly Journey early in the morning on Thursday November 10, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a native and former resident of New Orleans where he graduated from Chalmette High School. He also lived in Covington for several years and has been a resident of Washington Parish for the last 10 years. Anthony was a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy for 7 years and was currently a carpenter for Donahue Favret Contractors. He was always a hard worker and talented with his hands, as he built his own home among many projects he worked upon through the years. Anthony enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He loved to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and liked to watch the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. Anthony was always a loving husband and father and he will be sadly missed.
Survived by:  Wife: Gail Pomes of Franklinton; Daughter: Ashley Pomes of Franklinton; Brother and Sister: Joey and Linda; Also a brother in law, sister in law, numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Pomes and Wilomena Bilhertz Pomes, sister Barbara, mother in law and father in law Mildred and Cedric Leadbetter and a sister in law.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church-Covington on Saturday November 19th at 10:00 am. A reception for everyone will follow the service.

Helen Mae Miller
May 19, 1941 - November 09, 2016
Helen Mae Miller was born May 19, 1941 in Franklinton, LA to the late Otis and Willie Mae Brumfield. Helen Mae attended and graduated from Vernon High School in Vernon, LA.
She departed this life on November 9, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was 75 years old.
She leaves to cherish her memory three loving and devoted daughters, Tammie Hart, Hammond, LA; Delia Miller, Bogalusa, LA; Dedoria Warren, (Roland), Hammond, LA; six sons, Shadon Hart (Shaneil) Baton Rouge, LA,; Robert Hart, Franklinton,LA.; Eric Hart, Bogalusa, LA; James Hart, Hammond, LA; Chandrick Hart, Franklinton, LA; and Tyrone Hart, Franklinton, LA; and cousins Keith Long, Franklinton, LA; and Patricia Williams, Mount Hermon, LA; and a host of relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Shelton Hart and Donnis Miller; one sister, Willie Pearl Wrought; and her parents Otis George Brumfield and Willie Mae Brumfield.
The visitation will be Friday, December 2, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service which will be 11:00 a.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.

Robert Max Oliver, Jr.
September 30, 1948 - November 9, 2016
Robert Max Oliver Sr. born September 30, 1948 passed away November 9. 2016 peacefully at his residence at the age od 68. He was a resident of Angie and was a retired Correctional Officer at the Rayburn Correctional Center and was a member of Bens Ford Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by 2 sons, Robert Max Oliver Jr. of Franklinton, La and John Oliver of Pine, La. One daughter, Lisa Sprehe of Angie, La. and one brother, Joel Parrott of Satsuma, La. , one sister, Barbara Jane King of Watson, La. Four Grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Essie Bell Oliver
Visitation will be held Friday November 11, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Saturday November 12, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev> Caleb Martin will officiate the services with Bro. Jimmy Byrd Assisting. The interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery with Magic City American Legion Post #24 will perform the military honors.

Huey Wayne "Captain Tubby" Marvel 
December 26, 1944 - November 7, 2016 
Huey Wayne “Captain Tubby” Marvel passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016.  Wayne was born in Bogalusa on December 26, 1944 and was known as “Zeke” by many of his childhood friends. He joined the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict serving in the Phillippines. After returning from overseas, he obtained his captain's license and operated tug boats for many years from St. Louis on the Mississippi River to the end of the Intracostal Waterway at Carrabelle, Florida.
When Wayne was not working on the River he was a talented and avid drummer and his main mode of transportation was his beloved Harley Davidson, Geraldine. He never had pets because he was always on the waterways with his work, but upon retiring back home in Bogalusa he became very attached to his nine cats.
He is survived by his wife, Angelon Pardon; his son, Wendall Marvel and daughter-in-law, Dawna; two grandsons, Aiden and Corbin Marvel; his brother, Charles “Chuck” Nassauer; his sister, Melba Nassauer Beal and brother-in-law, Richard; family friend Earl Brady; as well as many cousins that he loved along with his niece.
He was preceded in death by his father, Denver Marvel who was killed on the battlefield in the Phillipines during World War II; his mother, Mary Stafford Nassauer; and his step-father, C. J. “Charlie” Nassauer.
A Memorial service will be held at Monroe Street Baptist Church in Bogalusa on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 am. Pastor Chad Jenkins will officiate. It will be followed by a brief graveside service in Ponemah Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to ride their motorcycles in the procession from the church to the cemetery.

Shondrika Whittine 
July 6, 1968 - November 7, 2016 
Shondrika Whittine died November 7, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Thomas Lee Butler 
May 12, 1947 - November 6, 2016
Thomas Lee Butler died November 8, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. 

William "Bill" J. Roberts, Jr.
February 1, 1923 - November 6, 2016
William J. Roberts Jr. born February 1, 1923 passed away November 6, 2016 at the Rest Haven Living Center at the age of 93. He retired from the Gaylord Box Plant with many years of service and loved life and his family and loved to travel.
He leaves behind 2 sons, Carl Bruce Roberts of Bogalusa and Kenneth David Roberts of Waynesboro, MS., a daughter Sandra Brumfield and her husband Eddie of Bogalusa. 4 grandchildren, Mandy Roberts, Ross Roberts, Alex Roberts (Jason) and Harleigh Roberts, one great-grandchild Easton Mann and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Duncan Roberts, a son, Harley Eugene Roberts, 2 brothers, Stanley Ullysees Roberts and James Oliver Roberts, a sister, Mary Helen Guidroz and a sister-in-law, Ginger Burge Roberts.
Visitation will be held Wednesday November 9, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Thursday morning November 10, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Travis Houston will officiate the services with the interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.

LaDelrick DeShun Magee
February 05, 1992 - November 05, 2016
La’Delrick Deshun Magee was called home on November 5, 2016 at the age of 24 in Bogalusa, La. La’Delrick was born to Delores Magee and Derrick Preston on February 5, 1992. He graduated from Bogalusa High School in 2011. 
La’Delrick leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Delores Magee and father Derrick Preston both of Bogalusa; one daughter, Cayleigh Magee of Bogalusa; three brothers, Jimell Magee, Marcus Tennison (Ariel) both of Bogalusa and Maquell Williams of New Orleans; three sisters, Quwenequia Magee of Hammond, Deseria Myres and Adilia Simmons both of Bogalusa; six uncles, Wardell Magee of Bogalusa, Bruce Magee, Stephon Magee both of Ohio, Dana (Senaca) Preston of Cedar Hill, Texas, Robin Preston of Dallas, Texas, and Kelvin Preston of Bogalusa; one aunt, Alma Buckner of Bogalusa. Special friends, James Wise, Parrish Walker, Ja’Juan Brister, Robyn Raliff, Shanita Martin, Jasmine Crumedy, Aaron Magee, Barry Lucas, Anthony Martin and Darrin Holmes and a host of cousins, relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie and Hollies Preston, Carolyn and Wardell Magee.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana followed by a Funeral Service at 3:00 pm.

James Earl Curry 
July 30, 1960 - November 4, 2016 
James Earl Curry died November 4, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Sandra "Peanut" Marks
April 21, 1959 - November 03, 2016
Sandra Marks was born April 21, 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Dornis Weary Marks and the late Eddie Matthews. She grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and relocated to Beaumont, Texas. Sandra had a great love for family, music, and stuff animals. She was witty and had a contiguous smile.
She is preceded in death by her father, Eddie Matthews; brothers Barry and Eddie Marks; grandparents Rossie Weary and Sophie Pigott; aunts Geraldine Mark and Selena Holmes; uncles, L.J., L.W. and Chance Weary.
Her love and memories will remain in the hearts of her mother, Dornis Marks of Beaumont, TX; siblings, Darrell Marks, Atlanta, GA; Bruce Harris (Cynthia), Hattiesburg, MS; Ruthelia Jones (Andrew), Bassfield, MS; Vanessa Marks, Nicole Nabors (Afton); and Lawanda Brown, Beaumont, TX; God-sister, Shanell Magee, Bogalusa, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Bogalusa, LA 70427 with Dr. Rev. Linza Cotton officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Cemetery, Angie, LA under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home, Port Arthur, TX and Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Bogalusa, LA. 

Patricia Ard Seals
March 6, 1954 - November 3, 2016
CYNTHIA PATRICIA ARD SEALS, AGE 64 and a resident of Pine passed away to her eternal home early Thursday morning November 3, 2016 at the Tulane Medical Center. Patricia was a member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. She had retired from the Washington Parish School Board after 20 years of service as a bus driver for the Angie and Wesley Ray schools. Patricia also enjoyed riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle and loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. She cherished the time spent with her family and the ones she loved.
Survived by:  3 Sons and Daughters in law: Phillip Jarrell and Julie Miller of Pine, William “Richie” and Jennifer Jarrell of Jayess, MS, Hunter Seals and Taylor Graves of Pine; 4 Grandchildren: Logan Jarrell, Gavin Jarrell, Emma Jarrell, Kaleb Seals; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Richard and Linda Ard, Charles and Ann Ard all of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Seals and her parents Cecil Ard and Evie Corine Seals Ard.
Visitation will be at Hilltop Baptist Church Monday November 7th from 10 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Monday with Eld. Mark Hobgood, Eld. Duane Ball, and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Gavin Jarrell, Cody Ard, Brad Fortenberry, Scotty Rogers, Jason Dutruch, Byron Forbes, Bruce Ard, Lavon Forbes, Zander Thomas.

Jean-Paul Rohrer
Died November 1, 2016
Jean-Paul Rohrer a resident of Franklinton, LA. passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  Jean-Paul, also known as JP by friends, was an avid NASCAR fan and loved his guns and target shooting, hunting and fishing.  He was a forty year old "kid" and will be greatly missed by family and friends.  
He is survived by his mother Gerry Schroeter, stepfather Mark Schroeter, father Karl Rohrer and stepmother Leshia Rohrer.  Also survived by his brother Adam Rohrer, stepbrothers David Schroeter and Kyle Newman, stepsisters Kelly Keating and Dana Perilloux. 
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services to be held on  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM in the chapel of  Bagnell and Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Rd., Covington, LA. 70435.  Visitation from 10:00 AM until service time.  Interment will be in the Spencer Cemetery in Enon, LA.

Jerry Sheridan
July 01, 1954 - October 30, 2016
Jerry Leon Sheridan of Varnado, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016. He was born on July 1, 1954 in Varnado, LA to Olivia Sheridan-Nichols and Nebuchadnezzar Sheridan. Mr. Sheridan served in the United States Army for over 20 years and then worked for many years in New Jersey before retiring back home in Varnado. He was a loving father and grandfather. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Olivia Sheridan-Nichols and Nebuchadnezzar Sheridan.
He leaves to cherish his memories his daughters: Olivia Lafaith Sheridan-Peavy and husband Darrell, Mildred Yvette Sheridan, Sharolyn Natasha Brown; Sons: Jerry Leon Williams and Jerry Sheridan and 10 grandchildren; sisters: Hester Clark and Augusta Gbani; Brothers-in-law: Terry Clark, Lionel Brown; Immediate Aunts: Ella Rose Morris, Edgie (Hollis) Peters and Mamie Sheridan-Harry; Immediate Uncles: Anthony Wayne Morris, Paul Morris and Delaurl Morris; Nephews: James Jr. (Spunky), Solomon Sheridan, Malcolm Gaines (deceased) and Terry Jr.(Andre); Nieces: Chelethia (Cookie) Gaines-Terrell, Terrin (TK) Clark, Aminata Gbani and Trenica Gbani; Nieces in law; Chermayne Holloway-Gaines; Latasha Sheridan; Great Nieces: Meonia, Jordan, Akalya, Tiona, Cameron, Destiny, Anniya (Greta), Mecca; Te’yana (Birdie) Sheridan, Arianna (Pinky) Sheridan, Deaja Sheridan; Great Nephews: Xavier, Elijah, Jeremiah, Jaden, Daniel, Tyrique, Nesai, Jordan; his traveling buddies: Rochelle Pigot, Helen Jean and Carrie Mae Harry and too many to name additional aunts, uncles, cousins and devoted friends. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00M – 11:00AM followed by the funeral service starting at 11:00AM at Crain and Son Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA with Reverend Lindsay Ray Cotton – Officiating. 
Mr. Sheridan will be laid to rest at Robinson Cemetery. 

Robert Preston Davis
April 19, 1943 - October 30, 2016
Robert “Bobby Preston Davis, age 73, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Franklinton, La. He is a graduate of Istrouma High School and Southeastern University, where he earned his degree in accounting. He was the owner of Classic Tours and Promotions and worked for Gulf State Utilities, now Entergy, for many years. He served as BIC Alliance’s distribution manager for over 30 years, and helped launch BIC Alliance, publisher of BIC Magazine. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be missed dearly.
Bobby leaves behind his daughter, Krystal Rose and husband Jesse; grandchildren, Kandi Rose, Cory Stidger and wife Morgan; great-grandchildren, Rhet and Knox Stidger; his brother-in-law, Gary Core Sr.; as well as his beloved dog, Angel.
Preceding Bobby in death were his parents, Phillip and Hazel Davis; and his sister, Harlean Jean Davis Core.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Bro. David Maxwell will officiate the services with Earl Heard giving the eulogy. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Frank Edward Church, Sr.
January 18, 1937 - October 29, 2016
Frank Edward Church, Sr., age 79 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence. He was a retired Correctional Officer from Dixon Correctional Institute and a retired Sheriff's Deputy from Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. 
He is survived by 7 children, June Blades, Margaret Avants and husband, Ben, Vicky Varnado and husband, Frank, Judy Macko and husband, Don, Tina Strickland and husband, Ronnie, Frank Church, Jr. and wife, Irene, and Renee Wilkinson and husband, Donald; grandchildren, Jessica, Erica, Cody, Donald, Barry, Stacy, Savannah, Phillip, II, Britany, Jessie Paul, Jennifer, Allison, Tyler, Brandie, Shane, Rebecca, Donald, Jr., and Tyler; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Irene Mae McKlemurry and Lillie Mae Guillory; and a brother, Bobby Ray Church. 
Preceded in death by parents, George W. Church, Sr. and Irene Wall Church; 2 brothers, George W. Church, Jr. and Franklin Wendell Church, Sr.; 2 sons-in-law, Phillip Woodard, Sr. and Jerry Blades. 
The family would like to specially thank the Deacons of New Zion Baptist Church and Community Care Hospice for their care and support. 
Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016. Interment Darlington Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Pierce Starks
July 11, 1946 - October 29, 2016
Phyllis Pierce Starks born July 11, 1946 passed away at Ochsners Hospital on October 29, 2016 At the age of 70. She was a resident of Angie.
She is survived by her son , Gordon Trent Starks and his wife Rose of Angie, La., a sister, Patricia Wilson of Varnado, a niece, Donna Simon and her husband Joey and a great-niece, LeeAnn Prisk.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Dorothy Pierce, her husband, Donald Gordon Starks and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Wilson.
Visitation will be held on November 1, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Elder Duane Ball will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Seal Cemetery in Varnado.

Donald Wayne Magee
July 12, 1943 - October 27, 2016
DONALD WAYNE MAGEE, AGE 73 and a resident of the Lawrence Creek Community died at 5:00 pm Thursday October 27, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a former push-boat captain for approximately 50 years, where he navigated the Mississippi, Ohio and numerous other large rivers throughout the country. He was a longtime active member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Donald loved his church family and enjoyed attending Sunday school and revival services at other area churches. He enjoyed deer and dove hunting and fishing. Donald Wayne also worked a bountiful garden each year then would provide vegetables to his friends and neighbors. He always cherished the time spent with his family and grandchildren.
“Our broken hearts are the price we pay for being lucky enough to have people like Donald Wayne Magee in our lives”
Survived by:  Wife of 40 years: Rita Pellegrin Magee of Lawrence Creek; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Pamela and Ross Fortenberry of Pensacola, FL., Deana and Johnny Mitchell of Nixa, MO., Melissa and Robert W. Jenkins, Jr. of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Bud and Traci Beavers of Cumberland City, TN., John and Debbie Magee of Picayune, MS; 14 Grandchildren and Spouses: Phillip Wayne and Amy Hamilton, Kimberly and Sheldon Harigel, Daniel and Michele Hendricks, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Chasity Nicole Gross, Robert W. Jenkins, III and Jessica Jenkins, Emily and Robbie Loyd, Darren Jenkins, Cameryn Beavers, Christopher Looney, April Magee, Hope Magee, Tiffany and Corey Smith, Stephanie and Justin Watkins; 22 Great-grandchildren; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Eld. Richard and Sharon Magee, Ted and Sandra Magee; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Jeanette and Wendell Thomas, Diane and Paul Shelton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, special lifelong friends and in-laws that he loved dearly. 
He was preceded in death by his parents Johnnie Magee and Wonza Blair Magee, brother Lavoy Magee, his first wife Ramona “Ruth” O’Bryant Magee, a granddaughter Ashley Brumfield, nephews Jeff Magee, Heath Magee and great-nephew Mason Magee. 
Visitation will be at Lawrence Creek Baptist Church Saturday October 29th from 9 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1 pm Saturday with Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Gary Sumrall and Bro. David Barber officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawrence Creek-Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Matt Stewart, Tanner Jenkins, Kyle Magee, Terry Magee, Scott Magee, Paul Boudreaux, Lester Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers: Horace Seals, Hershel Creel, Grady Brecheen, Curtis Clouatre, Jewel Blair and the men of Lawrence Creek Baptist Church.

William Hunt 
January 31, 1925 - October 27, 2016 
William Shelton Hunt, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 91, born on January 31, 1925, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Kemp Hunt; five daughters, Lynn Marie Jenkins (Denton), Catherine Willis (Larry Joseph), Marianne H. Bennett (Otis Sony), Theresa H. Gomez (Edward) and Amy Marie Hunt; one son, Shelton Elmer Hunt (Cheryle); one sister, Bevy Simmons; one brother, Houston Hunt; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Spurgeon Hunt and Ida Mae Stafford Hunt; two sisters, Ora Lee Brumfield and Lillie Mae Taylor; three brothers, John Hunt, Hubert Hunt and Robert Earl Hunt.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:30 am-3:00 PM with Masonic Services at 1:30 PM. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 PM with Rev. Michael Brumfield and Rev. Keith Sheridan officiating. Interment to follow at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Edward "Eddy Moe" William Lumpkin 
March 29, 1956 - October 25, 2016 
Edward “Eddy Moe” William Lumpkin, former resident of Bogalusa, LA and a resident of Denham Springs, LA , age 60, born on March 29, 1956 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. He worked for Entex and Entergy for many years and was recently retired. He was a 1974 graduate of Bogalusa High School and a graduate of Louisiana State University. He served in the United States Army Reserve for 10 years as a Captain, Company Commander and Quartermaster. Eddy Moe's favorite pastime was spending time at the camp on the Pearl River. His favorite quote was, “ The only way to have a friend is to be one”, and he lived that out every day.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Delcambre Lumpkin of Denham Springs, LA; three sons, Adam Lumpkin (Laken Lassley) of Albany, Brad Arsaga of Tucson, AZ, and Gregory Arsaga (Jennifer) of Austin, TX, one daughter. Adrienne Arsaga Watson (Tommy) of Walker, LA; one brother, Jason Lumpkin (Ann) of Waveland, MS; five grandchldren, Ava Lumpkin, Olivia Lumpkin, Caleb Watson, Blake Watson and Braeden Watson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Lumpkin, Jr. and Mary Frances “Mollie” Lumpkin. Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 5 PM-9 PM.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00 am-11:00 am. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 am with Rev. Bobby Ready officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Valarie Galrn Johnson 
September 8, 1957 - October 24, 2016 
Valarie Galrn Johnson died October 24, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Josephine Rials Thames
September 18, 1931 - October 24, 2016
JOSEPHINE IRENE RIALS THAMES, AGE 85 and a resident of Amite died at 10:40 am Monday October 24, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She enjoyed listening to her favorite gospel music and also had a very special doll collection. Josephine loved to sew and had made numerous clothes and quilts for her family. She liked to care for her many pet animals like her cats, dogs, goat, rabbit and bird.
Survived by:  3 Daughters and a Son in law: Judy T. and George Holmes of Franklinton, Virginia T. Ferguson of Amite, Theresa T. Cooper of Franklinton; Son: Roger Thames of Franklinton; Also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Prentiss Ford Thames, 2 sons Dale Thames, Larry Thames, a sister Helen Johnson and brother Eric Lee Rials.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday October 26th from 11 am until 1 pm. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Wednesday in the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery near Jayess, MS. Burial will follow. 

Mary Schilling Robinson 
May 3, 1932 - October 23, 2016 
Mary Schilling Robinson born in Bogalusa, LA on May 3, 1932, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2016 in Mandeville, LA. Mary worked as a realtor with her husband Bert for many years in Natchez, MS. She was active in the Pilgrimage Garden Club and enjoyed acting as a tour guide during the annual fall and spring pilgrimages. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling. Mary moved home to Bogalusa and enjoyed the last few years spending time with her family.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Dee Childress and husband Joel; her son, Herbert Robinson, III and wife Stephanie; her granddaughter, Keely Childress; her grandsons, Christopher Eakes, Herbert Robinson, IV, and Stephen Robinson; her nieces, Dianne Schilling, and Dale Schilling Tims; her nephew, Donnie Schilling; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert “Bert” Robinson, Jr.; her brother, Paul Schilling; her sister, L. Claire Schilling; and her nephew, David Schilling.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 10:30 am-12:00 PM. Funeral Services will begin at 12:00 PM with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Daniel "Danny" Edward Graves
March 8, 1960 - October 23, 2016
DANIEL “DANNY” EWARD GRAVES, AGE 56, passed away to his eternal home on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, Mississippi. He was a member of Sandy Hook Baptist Church where he often sang and played his guitar. Danny was a correctional officer for the Raybourn Correctional Center for over 20 years, where he was a member of the B-Team. He enjoyed playing his guitar, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and the ones he loved.
Survived by:  Wife: Nicole Graves of Pine; 3 Daughters: Taylor Graves and Hunter Seals of Pine, Jessica Graves Kent of Pennsylvania, Melissa Graves of New York; 3 Step Daughters: Montana Jenkins, Miranda Jenkins of Pine, Heather and Montana Richard of Seminary, MS; 3 Step Sons: Jamie and Amy Baughman of New Hope, MS, Justin and Mindy Baughman of Sandy Hook, MS, Gabe Jenkins of Pine; 11 Grandchildren: Kaleb Seals, Ava and Drew Baughman, Ansley and Avery Baughman, Jordan, Jacob, and Jagger Richard, Erin Kent, Amber and Nova; 2 Sisters: Lisa Graves and Carla; 2 Nephews: Hunter and Jessica Graves of Sandy Hook, Jerry Graves
He was preceded in death by his parents Delton and Margie Miley Graves, and a brother Ronnie Delton Graves.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 5 PM Tuesday, October 25, 2016 with a funeral service to be held at 7 PM in the chapel with Rev. David Easterling officiating.

Milton Jerome Short 
January 9, 1945 - October 22, 2016
Milton Jerome Short died October 22, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Betty Lee Walker Seals
September 08, 1931 - October 22, 2016
Betty Lee Walker Seals passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Belle Maison Nursing Home in Hammond. She was born September 8, 1931 in Washington Parish and was 85 years of age. 
She is survived by her children, Jimmy Seals and wife, Marjorie, Amite, Edna Reynolds and husband, Donald, Loranger, Ray Seals and wife, Patti, Baton Rouge, and Donald Seals and wife, Melissa, Amite; grandchildren, Lisa Cox, Amanda Miller, Christopher Seals, Cody Seals, Kevin Seals, Whitney Bello, Kevin Trabona, Kaleb Trabona, Cara Oetjens, Madison Oetjens, Patrick Blackwell, Kris Short, Kathleen Lanier, and Jason Toney; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Cox, Nyomie Miller, Makayla Miller, Riley Seals, Carson Seals, Aubrey Bello, Jacelyn Trabona, Kaden Trabona, Charla Grace Trabona, and Elijah Lanier; great-great-grandson, Zane Meche; sister, Ann Clayton, Baton Rouge; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by husband, James Oliver Seals; parents, Odell and Cynthia Givens Walker; and numerous brothers and sisters. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer, LA. 

J.L. Miller
September 21, 1930 - October 20, 2016
J. L. MILLER, AGE 86 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 9:33 pm Thursday October 20, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a mechanic and the owner/operator of Miller Lawnmower in Franklinton for 34 years. J. L. was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War era. He enjoyed woodworking and had built many large items such as swingsets and picnic tables. In earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.
Survived by:  3 Daughters and Sons in law: Shirley and Ed Corkern of Mt. Hermon, Pat and Richie Neal, Linda and Charles Dedon all of Franklinton; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Sondra and Monroe Fortenberry of Mt. Hermon, Brian and Jodee Corkern of Kentwood, Christie Moreau of Madisonville, Charles and Stephanie DeDon, Jay and Cassie DeDon all of Franklinton, Richie Neal, Kenny Neal, Terry Neal, Steven Neal all of Folsom, Ashley Gill currently serving in Afghanistan with the United States Army; 25 Great-grandchildren; Brother: Thomas Miller of Gonzales; Sister and Brother in law: Mary and Gene Esch of McComb, MS; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 40 years Vera Sterling Miller, his parents Herman and Zula Miller, brothers Murphy Miller, Nelson Miller and sisters Erma Lee Casem, Betty Miller, Ollie Mae Cutrer.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday October 25th from 9 am until the time of the service at 11 am in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Donnie Seal, Ronnie Seal, Brian Corkern, Monroe Fortenberry, Jay DeDon, Charles DeDon

Jerry Malcolm Wascom
July 2, 1945 - October 20, 2016
JERRY MALCOLM WASCOM, age 71 and a resident of Franklinton, died on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Ochsner’s Medical Center, in New Orleans, LA, after a short illness. Mr. Wascom was a long-time business education teacher and sponsor of the Future Business Leaders of America Program at Mt. Hermon School, retiring after 30 years in the classroom. After leaving the classroom, he served as church administrator at First Baptist Church, Franklinton, LA. As an active member of FBC, Franklinton, he served as deacon, choir member, and ringer in the handbell choir. Jerry served his country during the Vietnam era as a member of the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife of almost 36 years, Marie Cothern Wascom, of Franklinton; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristen Wascom Stocks and Bo Jason Stocks, of Dixon, Wyoming; two grandchildren, Katelyn Nicole and Colt Jason Stocks.  He is also survived by one sister, Margaret Wascom Williamson, of Mt. Hermon, LA; one brother-in-law, Richard Cothern of Bogalusa, LA; four nephews and their spouses, Brad Williamson and Pamela Fontenot Williamson; Patrick Williamson; Bart Pierce; Darin Cothern and Lorrie Wells Cothern; one niece and spouse, Keri Cothern King and Brian King; as well as numerous great nieces.
Mr. Wascom was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle D. and Ozzie Ott Wascom; a brother-in-law, Charles T. Williamson; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Martin Cothern; and a great niece, Sarah Elizabeth Williamson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday, October 23, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and after 12:00 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at Crain Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Monday with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow at Ellis Cemetery.

Charles Wayne Thompson
December 23, 1938 - October 20, 2016
Charles Wayne Thompson born December 23, 1938, passed away October 20, 2016 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Meridian Ms. He was a former resident of Bogalusa La, and owner of Thompson's Bait Shop. He was also retired from the State Of Louisiana.
He is survived by one sister Teresa Anders and husband Billy of Meridian Ms. Two nieces Donna Ahlrich and husband Paul of Madison Ms, and Dianne Freeman and husband JB of Meridian Ms. Three great nieces and three great nephews. 
He is preceded in death by his wife Cecile and parents Loyd and Grace Nolan Thompson.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa La at the Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum. 
Brown McGehee Funeral Home 610 Ave F. Bogalusa La is in charge of arrangements. 

Veronica Ann Critchlow
May 19, 1961 - October 19, 2016
VERONICA ANN CRITCHLOW, AGE 55 and a resident of New Orleans died at 4:00 am Wednesday October 19, 2016 at the West Jefferson Medical Center. Veronica received a Master’s Degree in English from Our Lady of Holy Cross College and worked as a financial accountant at the National Financial Center in New Orleans for 20 years. She was a roll member of the Creek Indian Nation. Veronica was proud of her Native American heritage and also that her great, great, great, great grandfather James Critchlow was a hero of the American Revolutionary War. She enjoyed visiting the family farm in Washington Parish and liked to spend time online.
Survived by:  Father: Melvin Critchlow of Franklinton; Brother: Michael Kevin Critchlow of New Orleans; Also survived by her many friends and co-workers.
A family graveside funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday October 24th in the Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery near Franklinton.

Larry Ray Holmes
January 09, 1958 - October 18, 2016
Larry Ray Holmes passed away, October 18, 2016 in Kankakee, Michigan. He was born January 9, 1958 to Ora Lee Causey Holmes and the late J.D Holmes, in Walthall County General Hospital, Tylertown, MS. He married Patricia Dyson and to this union two children were born; Natalie Patrice Holmes and Larry Ray Holmes Jr.
He attended Walthall County Schools and graduated from Tylertown High School, where football was his passion. He joined Magee’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church at a young age. He work with the Walthall County Forest for 10 years. He drove long haul trucks for 20 years with Powell and Cresco Trucking Companies and for himself the last 5 years. He was a man that loved and cared for his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, J. D. Holmes; one sister, Cathy Marie Holmes, seven uncles and four aunts.
Larry leaves to cherish his memories, a loving mother, Ora Lee Holmes of Tylertown, MS; a loving and devoted wife, Patricia Ann Holmes; a loving daughter, Natalie Patrice Holmes; a loving son Larry Ray (JR) Holmes; a granddaughter (the joy of his life) Ty’Leah Ra’Ann Holmes all of Franklinton, LA. Two sisters; Dianne (Jeffery) Brumfield of Tylertown, MS and Myrtis Annette Holmes of Jackson, MS; a mother-in-law, Freddie Dyson of Franklinton, LA.; five aunts; Earnestine Moore of Flint, MI, Mae Ellen Warren of Chicago, IL, Melissa (Chris) Bechtel of Birch, MI; Mary Lee Holmes, and Virginia Holmes of Tylertown, MS; four uncles; J.C. Holmes of Houston, TX, Robert (Hugh Dotsie) Causey, John (Anginette) Causey of Tylertown, MS and James (Brenda) Causey of MT. Hermon, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who love him dearly.
The visitation will be Friday, November 4, 2016 from 2:00PM-7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA.
The funeral will be 11:00A.M. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Magee’s Creek M. B. Church in Tylertown, MS with Rev. Dr. George Coney. The interment will be held at Magee’s Creek Cemetery.

John Lewis Brooke
July 03, 1979 - October 18, 2016
John Lewis Brooke, a resident of Amite born in Franklinton, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at his home. He was a graduate of Sumner High School, a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, and was also a carpenter. 
He is survived by his his son, John Dakota Brooke, Wilmer; parents, Robert and Carol Brooke, Amite; brother, Clifford Brooke and wife, Julie; sister, Robin Fitz and husband, Chay; nephew, Landon Davis; grandmothers, Ruby Alford and Gayle Owens; special friend, Jennifer Decota and her children, Emily and Trent; aunt, Donna Owens; uncle, John Owens and wife, Hope; others who were like family, Rod, Alayne, Kyle, and Madelyn Granat, and Don, Jacquie, Justin, and Bella Summerford; and the mother of his son, Rachael Brooke and her family, Michael, Jr., Michael, Zechariah, and Heaven Schmitt; and Jeff and Susan Davis. 
Preceded in death by his biological father, Ralph Owens, Jr.; grandfathers, Ralph Owens, Sr. and Lewis Alford and grandparents, Russell and Virginia Brooke. 
A private service was held at Cornerstone Church of Amite officiated by Pastor Mervin Strother. Interment in the Dees Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to his favorite charity, God’s Storehouse, P. O. Box 1283, Amite, LA 70422, McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Ann Knight Murray
December 30, 1950 - October 18, 2016
SARAH ANN CREEL KNIGHT MURRAY, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3:10 am Tuesday October 18, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and loved her church very much. Sarah Ann was a client of Davita Dialysis Center and grew close to those that served her through the years. She had a special place in her heart for her pet Chihuahua “Gibbs”. Sarah Ann also loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Kelli and B.J. Brumfield of Franklinton; Son: David Knight of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Brody Brumfield, Brylie Brumfield, Sarah Ann Knight; Sister and Brother in law: Mary and John Brooks of Franklinton; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Bobby and Betty Westmoreland, Jessie and Theresa Westmoreland all of Bogalusa, Charles and Sherry Westmoreland of Franklinton; Special Aunt: Gloria Wood of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other aunts and uncles and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her son Robbie Knight, her parents C.L. Scarborough and Ruthie Lee Creel and a sister Sheryl Westmoreland.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday October 23rd 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 officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Davita Dialysis and to the many caregivers that spent time with her and supported her through the years. 

Jimie Sims 
January 8, 1937 - October 16, 2016
Jimie Sims died October 16, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Ettie Sue Thomas Spence
November 16, 1949 - October 15, 2016
ETTIE SUE THOMAS SPENCE, AGE 66 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday evening October 15, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime employee of the Era-Leader in Franklinton then served several years as the secretary of Ben’s Ford Baptist Church, where she was also an active member. Ettie Sue enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. 
Survived by:  5 Children and Spouses: Lisa Hunt of Greer, SC, Russell Hunt of Kearney, MO, Sheila Hunt, Wayne and Niki Hunt, Melinda Spence all of Franklinton; 10 Grandchildren; 4 Great-grandchildren; Sister and Brother in law: Kaye and Johnny Nelson of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Wendell and Jeanette Thomas, Tommy and Pam Thomas all of Franklinton; A Dear Friend: Mary Lou Hunt; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and her beloved church family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hal Spence and her parents Melvin Thomas and Melvaline Kennedy Thomas.
Visitation will be at Ben’s Ford Baptist Church (58521 Hwy 439, Bogalusa) Monday October 17th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Tuesday with Bro. Lynn Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Edwina Jacobs
April 03, 1951 - October 13, 2016
On Thursday, October 13, 2016 God sent his angel to come to Louisiana Heart Hospital in LaCombe, LA to claim the soul of Edwina Jacobs. Her battle with sickness came to an end when God said it is done. I am Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end.
Twinkles, as she was often referred to by her family and friends, was raised by Idella Handy.
She was born on April 3, 1951 to the late Lula Mae Smith and Scott Tyrone. Edwina was united in Holy Matrimony to Alvin Jacobs.
She was a 1969 graduate of Central Memorial High School and also attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. In 1971 she moved to Rockford, ILL and worked at Rockford Clutch for 18 years as a payroll clerk. After moving back to Bogalusa in 1992 she attended Sullivan Vo-Tech and was employed for Rest Haven Living Center for over 15 years.
Edwina leaves to honor her memory her husband, Alvin C. Jacobs, Sr. of Rockford, ILL; one son, Kevin (Stacey) Jacobs of Fort Myers, FL; one daughter, Andreia Nelson of Bogalusa, LA; five sisters, Lynette Smith and her friend William Bolton of Bogalusa, LA, Missionary Mae (Deacon Johnny, Sr.) Brown and Hazel (Fred) Crain both of Franklinton, LA, Eloise Tate of Baton Rouge, LA, Myrtis Dixon of Bogalusa, LA; three brothers, Jessie Smith of Washington, DC, Oliver (JoAnn) Gutter of Pontiac, Michigan and Darren Dixon of Baton Rouge, LA; five grandchildren, Travonne Nowling and Omisha Thirst both of Bogalusa, LA Gerald Jerome Nelson, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA, Brookelynne Jacobs of Fort Myers, FL, LaDamion Sowell of Baton Rouge, LA; three great grandchildren, Germany and Germani Nelson of Baton Rouge, LA and Lacey Sowell of Baton Rouge, LA; one aunt, Mae Smith of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one Godson, Lyric Spikes of Bogalusa, LA and a special friend, John Foster of Bogalusa, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
She is preceded in death by Idella Hardy who raised her, mother, Lula Mae Smith; father, Scott Tyrone; two sisters, Judy McDowell and LeDora Jefferson and one brother, David Welton Mingo; two brothers-in law, Joseph McDowell and Elder Howard Jefferson.
Visitation is scheduled for October 21, 2016 from 2pm to 5pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.  A Funeral Service is scheduled for October 22, 2016 at 11 am at Crain an Sons Funeral Home.

Delettie Coon 
December 23, 1916 - October 14, 2016
Delettie Coon died October 14, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Victor Carter
January 13, 1951 - October 14, 2016
VICTOR CARTER, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:45 PM Friday, October 14, 2016 at his residence.
Survived by: Wife: Judith Ney Carter of Franklinton; Daughter: Victoria Carter of Chalmette; Brother: George Ferris; Sister: Mary Toti
Preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Mary Barroni Carter.
Services will be held at a later date.

Donald Crain 
October 23, 1938 - October 13, 2016 
Donald Crain, age 77, born on October 23, 1938, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home in Bogalusa, LA. He worked for Gaylord Container 40 years.
He is survived by his children, Gary Crain and wife Shan, and Michael Crain and wife Kelly; his grandchildren, Courtney Kopelman (Chris), Colton Crain (Megan), Megan and Morgan Crain, Katelyn Cockrell, Sheldon Milner, Devin Milner and Tyler Milner; his great-grandchildren, Elijah Copeland, Mia Claire Kopelman and Aiden Crain; two sisters, Evelyn Brumfield and Glynn Coles; and his brother, Bobby Crain.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Overstreet Crain; and his parents, Earl and Vernice Crain.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 9:00 am-11:00 am. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 am with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Natalie Jenkins Diddon
July 4, 1936 - October 13, 2016
NATALIE JENKINS DIDDON, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday afternoon October 13, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She loved to read all types of books and papers and enjoyed watching NASCAR races, especially the Earnhardts. Natalie, affectionately called “Pete” by those closest to her, liked to cook meals for her family and friends and she always kept up with the daily news programs and current events.
Survived by:  Daughter: Mary Buchanan of Franklinton; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Charles Ray Diddon, Jesse Ray and Theresa Diddon all of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren: Scott and Brandi Bryant, Chad and Autumn Bryant all of Amite, Charles Brandon and Autumn Diddon of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jennifer and Mathew Barber, Jessica Schilling all of Franklinton, Demi and Charles Boudreaux of Fort Gordon, GA; 13 Great-grandchildren: Bre’leigh, Paityn, Cameron, Caleb, Jasmyn, Elektris, Preslee, Alivia, Ryan, Rayanna, Nikolas, Logan, Solomon; 2 Sisters in law: Patsy Jenkins of Franklinton, Connie Jenkins of Denham Springs; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie Denman Diddon, her parents Felder Jenkins and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Diddon, son in law James Andrew Buchanan, sister “Snookie” Miley and brothers James Jenkins and Jimmie Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday October 15th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randall Garcia and Rev. Mark Jeneau officiating. Burial will follow in the Morris Cemetery.

Jozsef Fenyes 
March 7, 1948 - October 12, 2016
Jozsef Fenyes, age 68, died October 12, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home in Franklinton is in charge of arrangements.  
Visitation will be at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Husser, Louisiana on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00 – 11:00am with the Funeral Service following, Rev. Howard R. Adkins, Officiating.  Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.

Heather Dawn Cox
May 25, 1989 - October 11, 2016
HEATHER DAWN COX, AGE 27 and a resident of Independence died early Tuesday morning October 11, 2016. She attended Loranger High School and later graduated from Independence High School in 2007. Heather also attended colleges, including Southeastern Louisiana University, where she studied History, English, and Childhood Development before student-teaching and later working at Day Care Centers in the area. She was an outgoing person that enjoyed making crafts, giving new life to old antiques, and she also collected lamps and mirrors. Heather loved to dance and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Survived by:  Mother: Donna Cox of Independence; 2 Sisters: Angel Cox of Albany, Holley Rhodus of Independence; 2 Brothers: Douglas Troy Wilcox of Wilmer, “Little Eddie” Morgan of Amite; Nephew: Hayden Shane Hill; Expected Niece: Allison Marie Dugas; Step-father: Willie Rhodus, Jr.; Grandparents: Doris Busby Cox of Independence, Ronald Dale Cox of Coushatta, LA; Aunt: Dorothy Baham of Independence; Uncles: Roger Lynn Ross of Independence, Ronald Troy Cox of Amite; Also numerous cousins, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents James and Rosa Busby, Author “Buddy” and Corina Cox and uncles Sidney Wayne Polezcek and John Davis Birch. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA, on Friday October 14th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dakota Hill, Dallas Dugas, “Splinter” Strickland, Mick Parnell, Willie Rhodus, Jr., “B.J.” Gill

Barbara Ann Berniard
January 23, 1950 - October 11, 2016
Barbara Ann Berniard passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday afternoon, October 11, 2016. She was 66 years old. Barbara was a native of Napoleonville and was a resident of Jefferson Parish for over 40 years, Franklinton for 15 years, and has lived at Rouquette Lodge in Mandeville for the past 6 years. She was a graduate of Archbishop Chapelle High School. Barbara devoted her life to loving and caring for her family. Her family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to her cardiologist, Dr. Dale Presser and his staff for their selfless devotion to caring for Barbara. 
Loving mother of Paul Berniard Gunckel (Amber G.) and Bryan Gunckel (Jennie Lindenblatt). Grandmother of Allison D. Gunckel. Sister of Beverly Bazile (George), Bonnie Radecker (Tommy), and Roy E. "Blackie" Berniard Jr. (Pat Blanchard). Daughter of the late Anna Mae and Roy E. Berniard Sr. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial from LEITZ-EAGAN Metairie, 4747 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, on Friday afternoon, October 14, 2016 at 1:00. Visitation will begin at 11:00 in the morning. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Metairie. 

Clyde William Crain
Died October 11, 2016
Clyde William Crain, age 79 and a resident of Pearl River, passed away October 11, 2016.  He was a native of Pine, Louisiana but a resident of Slidell and Pearl River ince the late 1950's.  He was a member of The Crossing Church in Pearl River, a member of the Masonic Lodge 456 and Eastern Star chapter 237.   He loved and adored his family and they were blessed to have him. He loved to play golf, fish, and find a good argument anywhere he could. He had many friends who loved and supported him through his final days. He loved people and the lord. His only regret would be not getting to vote for Donald Trump in the up-coming election. 
Mr. Crain is survived by his daughter Pamela C. McLemore (husband Doug), 2 grandchildren Rachael McLemore (fiancee Michael Koch) and Christopher J. McLemore, 3 great grandchildren Kenadie Free, Jamie McLemore, and Tyson McLemore, his brother Carl Ray Crain (wife Margaret), and his sister in law JoAnn Massie. 
He is preceded in death by his wife Dean Crain, his parents Ernest and Retha Crain, and two brothers Paul and Elwood Crain. 
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday October 13, 2016 visitation from 5pm - 7pm from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 with service starting at 7pm. Private interment to be held at a later date. 

James Samuel Johnson 
September 6, 1950 - October 11, 2016
James Samuel Johnson died October 11, 2016 at the age of 66.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Joyce Sheridan Carter
July 6, 1943 - October 10, 2016
JOYCE SHERIDAN CARTER, AGE 73 and a resident of Denham Springs died early Monday morning October 10, 2016 at the Harvest Manor nursing home. She was a native of Washington Parish and a graduate of Pine High School. Due to her career, Joyce lived in Baton Rouge and the Mobile, AL area for many years but also got to travel to many different locations, which she enjoyed very much. She loved gardening for vegetables, flowers and the numerous pretty green plants she kept at her home. Joyce also enjoyed fishing and visiting the casino with family and friends to play her favorite slot machines. She cherished all the time spent with her family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  4 Sons and Daughters in law: Keith and Monica Carter of Baton Rouge, Alan and Lisa Carter of Denham Springs, Steven and Chrissy Carter of New Zealand, Kenny and Rhonda Carter of Denham Springs; 6 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Hunter Carter, Savannah Carter, Peyton Uhrbach, Justin Carter, Tiffani Carter, Ashley and Darryl Clark; 4 Great-grandsons: Blaise Carter, Landyn Carter, Billy Clark, Joshua Clark; 2 Expected great-grandchildren: very soon Korbyn Carter and baby girl Carter in November; Longtime Companion: Charles Morris of Decatur, AL; Sister and Brother in law: Mildred and Don Seal of Pine; Also 2 nieces and 3 nephews.
She was preceded in death by grandson Tyler Carter, her parents Alton Sheridan and Rena Rester Sheridan, a brother Milfred Sheridan and nephew Larry Sheridan.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday October 12th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Aron Dexter Hemphill 
September 23, 1966 - October 9, 2016 
Aron Dexter Hemphill, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 50, born on September 23, 1966 in Covington, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Pat Hemphill Benson and Phil Benson of Mobile, AL; a sister, Gwendolyn Tammy Caves (Chris) of Bogalusa, LA; two nephews, Matthew Hemphill and Noah Hemphill; a niece, Arianna Enman.
He is preceded in death by his father, Michael D. Hemphill.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 10:00 am- 1:00 PM. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 PM with Rev. John Herring officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. 

Luberta Chapell Partman
February 22, 1937 - October 08, 2016
Mrs. Luberta Chappell Magee Partman, age 79, passed away at Riverside Medical Saturday, October 2016. She was born to the union of the late Leander and Jessie Bell Garrett. Luberta was the fourth of five children. Luberta attended Winan United Methodist Church at an early age. She graduated from Washington Parish High School.
Mrs. Luberta attended Southern University for a year but left to pursue adventure and life. She married Billy Magee and to this union two beloved sons were born, Keith Magee, Sr. and Mark Magee.
Luberta began a career working at the Veterans Administration Medical Complex in Livermore, California. She retired with many achievements, recognitions, many friends and co-workers. She returned to Franklinton, LA, her hometown to run a small nail shop, a nursery at Winan United Methodist Church where she served on the usher board and other committees. She was faithful in her service. 
Luberta was much loved by at the nursery and became Ms. Luberta to many children in the community. This is where she met Mr. Silas Partman, Jr. in 1996. After a brief courtship, they married and she gained four daughters and four sons.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her devoted husband of 20 years, Silas Partman, Jr.; her sister, Mary C. Ausama of Franklinton, LA; two sons, Keith Magee and Mark (Joyce) Magee all of Franklinton, LA; four step daughters, Alma Marie Partman of Little Rock, AR, LaJoyce Partman and Vicki (Jeffery) Cotton both of Franklinton, LA; four stepsons, Silas Partman, III and Albert Partman both of Biloxi, MS and Vincent Partman of Jacksonville, FL; ten grandchildren a host of step grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
She preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Major Chappell; two sisters, Gladys Magee and Hilda Lewis; one stepdaughter, Ursaline Partman and one stepson, Ronald Partman.
The visitation will be held at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Friday, October 14, 2016 from 3:00PM-7:00PM.
There will be a graveside service 3:00PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:00PM at Winan Cemetery with Rev. Terrence August, officiating.

Dudley Olive Magee
November 26, 1930 - October 08, 2016
Dudley Olive Magee, a resident of Kentwood passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at her home. She was born November 26, 1930 in Kentwood to Luther E. and Ontee Alford Magee and was 85 years of age. Miss Magee was a graduate of Mt. Hermon High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she received a degree in Home Economics and Science. She taught for 35 years in the Louisiana School District until her retirement in 1988. Miss Magee influenced and touched the lives of the many students she taught. Miss Magee was a faithful member of the Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church where she served as Church treasurer and was a member of the Roberts Cemetery Committee, Judy's Crafters, Bogue Chitto Homemakers and Country Bumpkins Homemakers. Her love for her family and friends was shown in her actions, genuine smile and sweet words. 
She is survived by her cousins, Darrell Alford, Carroll Fortenberry, Jean Maher, M. L. Fortenberry, Patsy Sheffield, and Bobbye Williams. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Friday and from 8 AM until religious services at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 15, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Percy Frazier. Interment Roberts Cemetery, Kentwood. The family would like to express appreciation to her special caretakers, Beth Knox and Rhonda Knox for their loving care and concern and to Viola Harter for her loving compassion and attentiveness through the years. Pallbearers include Jerry Creel, Tim Delaney, Tommy Delatte, Raymond Fisher, Ronald Morris and Walter Smith. Honorary pallbearers include, Pauline Creel, Elaine Rogers and Judy Morris. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church or your favorite charity. 

Nerlie Eugene "Cadillac" Smith
July 17, 1933 - October 07, 2016
Nerlie Eugene "Cadillac" Smith, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016 in McComb, MS. He was born July 17, 1933 in the East Fork Community and was 83 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of The Lord’s Church but also attended Community Baptist Church. 
He is survived by his daughter, Leslie Michelle Bridges; son, Joe Estes and wife, Margaret; 2 sisters, Betty Kralicek and Wilda “Becky” Elarton and husband, Doug; 5 grandchildren, Vince Estes and wife, Sherry, Angela Estes and fiance, Darren Travis, Joey Estes and wife, Jamie, Duston Bridges and his wife, Chassity, and Zane Bridges; 16 great grandchildren, T.J. Chandler, Joseph Brabham, Adam Chandler, Monica Estes, Beth Rohner, Krista Keller, Ericka Taylor, Roseanne Needham, Austin Taylor, Blake Estes, Ayla Bridges and Diezel Bridges; 16 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by his wife, Boncie Rushell Prine Smith; son, Leslie Bridges; parents, Nerlie Edward Smith and Myrtle Bankston Smith; 3 brothers, Wilburn, Wendel and Bobby Ray Smith; and 3 sisters, Arelia Gill, Beatrice Smith and Ola Mae Phillips. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Don Meadows and Rev. Larry Stewart. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. 
Pallbearers will be Edward Phillips, Rodney Smith, Tommy Jones, Scott Gill, Joey Estes, Blake Estes, Austin Taylor, and Joseph Brabham. Honorary pallbearers will be Vince Estes, Darren Travis, Trea Smith, Jake Smith, Justin Keller, Scott Keller, Jed Needham, Drew Brabham, and Jayden Rohner. 

James E. Simmons, Sr.
February 20, 1923 - October 6, 2016
James E. Simmons age 93, passed away October 5, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center here in Bogalusa. He was a resident of Franklinton, member of Light House Pentecostal Church, and US Army veteran serving in WW II. 
He is survived by on son James Edward "Joe" Simmons of Franklinton, two daughters, Jean Carolyn Simmons Warren of Sheridan La, Joyce Elizabeth Simmons Creel of Bogalusa La. 
Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by his wife Juanita Simmons, parents, LT and Annie Simmons, brothers Ezra Jodie Simmons, Estus Pete Simmons, Noha Lloyd Simmons and George Simmons, sisters Ethel Simmons Hinnesey and Fannie Lee Simmons Foil. 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday Oct 8, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Simmons Lang Cemetery at Sheridan. Rev. Charles Ray Creel and Rev. Darryl Hargraves will officiate. 

Youlanda Shirell Hunter 
October 31, 1966 - October 5, 2016
Youlanda Shirell Hunter died October 5, 2016 at the age of 49.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Donald Ross Knight
October 3, 1937 - October 5, 2016
DONALD ROSS KNIGHT, AGE 79 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday morning October 5, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. He was a former Borden’s Inc. employee for many years and later began a career in the Maintenance Department with the Town of Franklinton before retiring. Donald enjoyed walking and spending time with his dogs Rocky and Max. He was a member of Bogue Chitto Heights Baptist Church and also attended Midway Missionary Baptist Church. Donald really looked forward to visiting with his friends in the Coffee Crew at Burger King each morning.
Survived by:  2 Daughter and a Son in law: Rebecca Knight Copp and Richard Copp of Lawrence Creek, Cathy Mae Knight of Franklinton; 2 Granddaughters and a Spouse: Brandie and Chuck Welch of Thomas, Brittney Stinson of Hammond; 3 Great-grandchildren: Tanner Reid Welch, Riley Scott Welch, Alexander Thomas Welch; Brother and Sister in law: James Paul and Sheryl Knight of New Orleans; Sister and Brother in law: Nancy Pearl and Lavell B. Seal of Ocean Springs; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Stogner Knight, his parents James Nicholas Knight and Emma JoAnn Stogner Knight, brother James Denman Knight, sisters Tessie Marie Knight Bickham, Ontee Knight, Joyce Lanell Knight Wilkes and infant twin siblings.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday October 6th from 5 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 Eld. Doyle Ball and Eld. Mark Hobgood officiating. Burial will follow in the Morris Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Richard Copp, Chuck Welch, Kendall Stogner, Blake Stogner, Richard Stogner, David Stogner

Evelyn P. Corkern
January 16, 1939 - October 4, 2016
Evelyn Pasterio Corkern born January 16, 1939 passed away October 4, 2016 at Our Lady Of the Angles Hospital in Bogalusa. She is survived by three sons, Vernon E. Corkern Jr. Of Bogalusa, Johnny R. Corkern of Bogalusa, and Tony M. Corkern of Angie La. Three daughters Nora Barber of Bogalusa, Joyce Creel of Bogalusa and June Lorio of Bogalusa. Three sisters Charlene Ricard, Stella Miley, Rose McBeth. Seventeen grandchildren and twenty seven great grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon E. Corkern Sr., son Terry James Corkern, parents Joseph and Leoia Pasterio, brothers, Reuben Sumrall, Luther Pasterio, and Milton Barber, one sister Ella Mae Scott. 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday October 7, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Prent Wheat will officiate. 

Barbara Wall
October 24, 1944 - October 4, 2016
BARBARA WALL, AGE 72 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 6:30 am Tuesday October 4, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 24, 1944 in McComb, MS and reared in Osyka, MS. Barbara was a registered Medical Technologist and worked in the laboratory of Riverside Medical Center for 34 years. She loved animals and had a real concern for their welfare. 
Survived by:  6 Siblings and Spouses: Patsy Wall Taylor and Benton Taylor, Earl and Gloria Wall, Percy and Dianne Wall, Teresa Wall Dixon and Jewell Dixon, David and Mary Alford, Dianne Alford Sturdivant; Also survived by her four-legged children, 4 cats and 2 dogs: Cuddles, Friskie, Boogie, Stripey, Muffin and Lucky
She was preceded in death by her friend of 48 years Nelda Miller, her mother Natalie Prescott Wall and her father and step-mother Brewer and Betty Wall.
Barbara will be laid to rest next to her mother in the Osyka Cemetery following a 2:00 pm graveside funeral service Sunday October 9th with Rev. Russell Kirkland officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested that donations in her memory could be made to the Washington Parish Humane Society Animal Shelter. (57203 Hwy. 439, Bogalusa, LA 70427; Ph. # 985-732-0020)

Katherine "Karen" Richardson
January 4, 1967 - October 2, 2016
KATHERINE “KAREN” RICHARDSON, AGE 49 and a resident of Franklinton died Sunday morning October 2, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was always a very thoughtful person that never forgot to send handwritten letters and encouraging notes to people that needed them or had struggles in their life and also nice cards on birthdays and other holidays. Karen was also a talented writer that wrote beautiful stories about the events in her life. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and loved being a part of her church family at Union Primitive Baptist Church in Ruth, MS. Karen had a special place in her heart for her third pet Bouvier des Flandres dog Comet after previously enjoying the companionship of Rosie and Nikkou. She was a special person with a kind heart and she will be sadly missed by all that knew her.
Survived by:  Husband: Michael J. Richardson of Franklinton; Daughter: Amanda Hickerson of Fort Polk, LA; Son: David Hickerson of Alabama; 2 Step-sons and Spouses: Josh and Melissa Richardson of Keller, TX, Daniel and Ashlyn Richardson of Baton Rouge; 3 Granddaughters that were the love of her life: Juniper Hickerson, Audrey Richardson, Elle Richardson; Mother and Step-father: Clara Nelle Miller Walton and Martin “Bob” Walton of Franklinton; Brother and Sister in law: Richard Wilbur Miller and Rachel Miller of Franklinton; Brother in law: David Miller of Mt. Pisgah Community; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant son Andrew Stephen Hickerson, father Wilbur L. Miller, a sister Theresa Lynn Miller and grandparents Van and Clara Leggett and Frankie and Ora Miller.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday October 4th from 6 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 Rev. Mickey Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.

TSGT Douglas LaRue Miller, USAF, Ret.
November 19, 1945 - October 01, 2016
TSGT Douglas LaRue Miller passed on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at his home in Kentwood at the age of 70. Douglas was a 1963 graduate of Spring Creek High School. He served his country for over 30 years in the U. S. Army Reserve and U. S. Air Force where he retired as a TSGT. He saw duty in the Republics of Korea, Philippines, Germany and Panama. Douglas was a member of Alcy G. Gill American Legion Post #187 in Kentwood where he served as Vice Commander. He was a faithful member of Sunny Hill Baptist Church. 
He is survived by his 2 daughters, Melissa "Lisa" Miller Bracy and husband, Michael L. Bracy, Kentwood, and Diya Miller Ford and husband, Douglas A. Ford, Houma; 4 grandchildren, Brandon C. Miller, Chad P. "Bit" Hebert, Jr., Brooke L. Mazac, and Savannah M. Mazac; 3 great-grandchildren, Karman, Arianna, and Breadon "Buddy"; 1 brother, Paul Miller, Amarillo, TX. 
Preceded in death by father, Thomas W. Miller; mother, Maude J. Miller Blades; step-father, Armon Blades; sister, Leatrice McDaniel. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. William Edwards and Dr. Danny Smith. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunny Hill Baptist Church, 34034 Sunny Hill Rd, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450. 

Jimmy Ray Rogers
December 26, 1937 - September 30, 2016
Jimmy Ray Rogers, a resident of Angie, Louisiana passed away at the age of 78. He went peacefully at the home of his daughter in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Friday, September 30, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born on 12-26-1937 in Pine, Louisiana, eldest of 5 children. 
He married Delores Elaine Hall on 8-27-56 and celebrated 55 years together. As a member of the Boilermaker-Blacksmith Union he worked as a welder for many years. He loved to fish, especially fly fishing, and hunt. He was a man who trusted in God's plan, loved his family with all of his heart, and made others laugh with his storytelling. 
Survived by: daughter, Reba Rogers Hudspeth (Wayne Myshin); sons, Donnie Ray and Danny Ray; granddaughter, Mandy Hudspeth Crawford (Dane Crawford); great grandson, Asher Ryan Crawford; sisters, Doris Graves (Ken Graves) and Jannette Henley (Lynn Henley, niece Lynette Pounds and nephew Rodney Henley); and numerous nieces and nephews 
Predeceased by: wife, Delores Hall Rogers; mother, Letha Gerald Rogers; father, Prentis Rogers; brothers, Billy Ray Rogers and Green Ray Rogers 
He will be greatly missed as he leaves behind memories we will hold close to our hearts. 
Services will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, 610 Avenue F, Bogalusa, LA 70427. Officiating will be Jimmy's cousin, Bennie Schilling and Chaplain Lonnie Thompson. Visitation is on Tuesday, October 4th from 5 PM to 9 PM with viewing on Wednesday, October 5th from 9 AM to 11 AM. Service starts at 11 AM with burial at Pounds Cemetery off Hwy 21 in Bogalusa. Reception will follow at Western Sizzlin Steak House, 1523 S Columbia Street in Bogalusa.

Charles Hunter Bickham
September 29, 1953 - September 29, 2016 
CHARLES HUNTER BICKHAM, AGE 63 and a resident of Bogalusa died early Thursday September 29, 2016 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was born September 29, 1953 in Bogalusa and passed away on his birthday. Charles worked as a guard at the Rayborn Correctional Center for 11 years and later worked in the private security sector for many years. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.
Survived by: Son: Derrick Bickham of Bogalusa; Daughter: Dawn Bickham of Denham Springs; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Brad Bickham of Franklinton, Phillip and Lee Ann Bickham of Madisonville, TX; Sister and Brother in law: Jane and Joe Dillon of Crossroads, MS; Sister in law: Becky Bickham of Franklinton; Nephews and Nieces and their Spouses: Rod and Heidi Dillon, Evan and Heather Dillon, Blaine and Brandy Bickham, Cassie Bickham, Brooke Bickham, Benton Bickham, Mary Johnson Smith
He was preceded in death by his parents Benton Edgar Bickham and Walterine Hunter Bickham, a brother David William Bickham and niece Daphne Dillon Dyson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday October 1st from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. 

Richard Wayne Talley
April 16, 1933 - September 29, 2016
Richard Wayne Talley age 83 passed away Sept. 29, 2016 at his residence in Sun La. He was a member of Talley's Chapel Pentecostal Church. He was also a US Navy Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Dykes Talley of Sun La. Three sons, Charles Wayne Talley "Jodie" of Bogalusa, Troy Laverne Talley "Diana" of Bush La., Russell Paul Talley "Lynn" of Bush La; Three daughters, Paula Denise Crow "Royce" of Bogalusa La., Elizabeth Renee Bryant "Bruce" of Mobile Ala., and Andrea Leigh Wheat "Andrew" of Bossier City La.; Step children David Lakey of Salt Lake City Utah, Roxiann Olea of Silver City New Mexico, Rhonda Martinez of Phoenix Arizona, and Sue Lakey of Silver City New Mexico; Twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Elizabeth Calmes, parents Samuel W. and Neola Jenkins Talley. 
Visitation will be held Sunday Oct. 2, 2016 in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday Oct. 3, 2016 at First Pentecostal Church from 11 a.m. until time for services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Talley's Chapel Church Cemetery will military rites conducted by Magic Post #24 of The American Legion. 

Cary Spencer
May 5, 1927 - September 29, 2016
CARY SPENCER, AGE 89 and a resident of Enon died early Thursday afternoon September 29, 2016 at his home. He was able to travel the world as a Merchant Marine for over 40 years, before retiring to work on his land and raise his cattle. Cary enjoyed traveling, often camping, throughout the United States and even to Canada. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church where he served as a church usher for many years.
Survived by:  Wife of 68 years: Ivy Mary Cole Spencer of Enon; Daughter and Son in law: Maurine and Tim Magee of Enon; Son and Daughter in law: Colin and Virginia Spencer, Lawrence Spencer and Donald Seal all of Enon; 4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brandy Parker of Franklinton, Rachel and Samuel Matney of Pine, April Magee of Enon, Colin Brent Spencer and Kelly Spencer of Mandeville; 6 Great-grandchildren: Timothy Mizell, Devon Mizell, Macey Mizell, Alayna Russell, Leah Matney, Faith Matney, Riley Spencer, Molly Spencer; Sister: Maxine Jordan of Bogalusa; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Maurice and Mavon Cole of Fort Worth, TX, Iris Morris, Cynthia and Tillmon Smith all of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents George Robert Spencer and Bertha Alma Knight Spencer, 4 brothers Albert, Arnold, Richard, Alton, 3 sisters Mary, Mabel, Melba and a great-granddaughter Erica Mizell.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday October 2nd from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler and Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery.

Ralph Vernon Sturgeon, Jr. 
January 27, 1936 - September 28, 2016
Ralph Vernon Sturgeon, Jr., age 80, born on January 27, 1936 in Independence, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at his residence in Madisonville, LA. He was a United States Air Force Veteran.
He is survived by four daughters, Paula Garland of Madisonville, LA, Janet M. Dunham of Tacoma, Washington, Shannon M. Sturgeon of St. Bernard Parish, LA, and Robin G. Fraizer of Covington, LA; three sons, Scott C. Sturgeon and Elvis Aron Sturgeon both of Avondale, LA , and Robert Glover of Austin, TX; one sister, Nancy Foster of Yuma, Arizona; one brother, Robert Sturgeon of Kansas; twenty three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren .
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph V. Sturgeon and Evalina Powell Sturgeon.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mattie Lou Burton 
August 5, 1929 - September 27, 2016 
Mrs. Mattie Lou Carter Burton, born August 5, 1929, passed away Tuesday September 27, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa, LA at the age of 87.
She is survived by her children Ken Burton, Sandra Allemand and her deceased husband (Whitney) and Renee Miller (Bruce) all of Bogalusa, LA.; her grandchildren Michelle Burton, Shahin Burton, Shidon Aflatooni, Stacey Culpepper, Charmaine Reeves, Timmy Dykes (Rose), Samantha Crain (Brian); great grandchildren Austin Woods, Riley Burton, Brandon Freeman, Shelby Culpepper, Dillon Reeves, Amber Keating (Kindall), Heather Tate (Greg), Summer Dykes, Jonathan Crain, Josh Crain, Madison Crain; great great grandchildren Kaiden Keating, Brantley Keating, Shane Tate; numerous nieces and nephews; and three special friends Pat Watkins, M.L. and Linda McDaniels.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Burton; a great grandchild Evan Reeves; her siblings Jeppy Carter Jr, Donald Carter and Judy Gates Carter.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home beginning at 9:30 until service time of 2:00p.m. The Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate with interment held at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Monroe Street Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Mattie Burton.

James Edward Magee 
September 2, 1955 - September 27, 2016 
James Edward Magee died September 27, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Richard Rand Porter 
December 4, 1926 - September 26, 2016 
Mr. Richard Rand Porter, born in Winfield LA on December 4, 1926, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA at the age of 89.
Mr. Porter was self employed as a civil engineer for several years, and was a very active member of ESM Methodist Church, serving on the Board of Stewards, and serving as usher. He served in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers where he was in the battalion of the first wave of men to enter the Korean War. His affections and charm among young people and children was a decided trail of humanity, such as few have ever known. Richard Rand Porter mentored young men in various positions on local, regional and on State levels for scouting. He resigned long past retirement age and was to modest to say how proud he was of the many men he had the opportunity to lead and the success they have achieved.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Jacqueline Perrin Porter; his parents Hezikiah Porter Sr. and Bertha Ingram Porter; his brothers Osler Porter, Harmon Porter, Hezikiah Porter Jr.; his sisters Hannah Gaspard, Eunice Broad, Vermell Loveless, Matty Wilson, and Nadine Sims.
Mr. Porter is survived by his wife Elva Jo Boyd Rogers Porter of Bogalusa, LA; his daughter Donna Lynn Porter Guidry of Mandeville, LA; grandchildren Channing Perrin Guidry and Callie Porter Guidry; his step- children Jeffrey Boyd (Donna) Rogers Sr., Marsha R. Rogers, David W. Rogers; his step-grandchildren Jeffrey (Shannon) Boyd Jr., John D. Rogers, Jessica Lynn Fury, Jordan Kate Vidrine.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016, from 9:00 until 11:00a.m. with a funeral service beginning at 11:00a.m. all at ESM Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Moon will officiate and interment will be held in Winfield, LA at a later date.

Fantasia Miracle Coyle
May 3, 2016 - September 26, 2016
FANTASIA MIRACLE COYLE, AGE 4 MONTHS and a resident of Franklinton was carried by the Angels into Heaven in the early morning of Monday September 26, 2016. She lived a short and difficult life but always remained a happy baby and inspired those that knew her. She was only on Earth for a short time, but she gave her family memories to last a lifetime. Fantasia was her momma’s “Chipmunk” and she will be forever missed.
Survived by: Parents: Amber Nicole Coyle and Shelton Adams, Jr.; Grandparents: Theresa Brooks, Janice Adams, William Coyle, Shelton Adams, Sr.; Great-grandparents: Brenda Coyle, Joyce and Ray Brooks; Aunts and Uncles: Kellie Coyle, Blake and Michelle Almanza; Cousins: William Landry, Jackie Pitre, Madison Pitre, Shanuel Simmons, Jimmie Wayne Coyle; Also numerous other cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles, and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her first cousin Hunter Shane Coyle, great-grandfather Jimmie F. Coyle, and great-grandparents Mary and Ocie Anderson, Hulon and Christine Brooks, Houston and Mauline Gay, and Bill and Hilda Coyle.
Visitation will be at Mount Zion United Pentecostal Church Wednesday September 28th from 11 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the church with Rev. Brian Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Blake Almanza, Farren Matherne, Charlie Brooks, Jeremy Williams

Emily Gatlin Magee 
March 22, 1924 - September 26, 2016 
Emily Gatlin Magee, a resident of Slidell, LA, age 92, born on March 22, 1924 in Franklinton, LA, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Park Provence in Slidell, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheralyn Smith and Bridgette Magee; a brother, Ollie Gatlin; three grandchildren, Richard Brian Smith, Grace Leanne Smith and Jonah Stafford Smith; four great-grandchildren, Hunter Christian Smith, Cody Allen Smith, Ava Marie Smith, and Grace Elizabeth Massimini.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ollie Porter Gatlin and Annie Pearson Gatlin.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA at 2:00 PM with Rev. Tim Smith officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alexander Duke Dexter
February 19, 1951 - September 25, 2016
Alexander Duke Dexter Jr. was born on February 19, 1951 and passed away on September 25, 2016 at Tulane Hospital in New Orleans. Born to Alexander Dexter, Sr. and Rosalie Duke, in Porcheser NY, He was affectionately known by his family and friends as "Junior." A good student at both Fe Bellows Elementary and Rye Neck High School, Junior and his sisters enjoyed their adolescent years on "The Hill" in Mamaroneck, NY. 
In 1972, Junior enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Upon his release, Junior worked for the Long Island Railroad as an engineer. In 1991, Junior relocated to Baton Rouge / Bogalusa, Louisiana where he became a farmer and primary caregiver for his mother, Rosalie. 
Junior is survived by his mother, Rosalie Duke; four sisters, Johnny King of Spring Hill, FL (Jimmy), Mary Wright of Columbia, SC, Glenda Dexter of Peekskill, NY, and Alexandria Brown Dubose of Mt. Vernon, NY; beloved friend, Vicki Robinson; cousins Norman and Carolyn Allen-- who were more like siblings than cousins-- along with a host of nieces, nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews. Junior's often said,"Give but don't allow yourself to be used... Love but don't allow your heart to be abused... Trust but don't be naive... Listen to others but don't lose your own voice." 
For the years of love and laughter he brought to our lives, we now say, "Rest in peace my good and faithful servant and thank you for the awesome gifts you shared with this family. We love you to the Moon and back, Jr." Home going services and arrangements are under the care of Crain & Sons Funeral Home located at 809 East 3rd Street/ Bogalusa, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Lees Creek Cemetery, a family-owned plot. 
The visitation will be from 2:00PM-6:00PM Friday, September 30, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA.
The Funeral Service will be 3:00PM Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA. Interment will be held in Lee’s Creek Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn Toney Vessier
December 27, 1929 - September 25, 2016
MARILYN TONEY VESSIER, AGE 86 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:30 pm Sunday September 25, 2016 at the Resthaven Living Center. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist that loved reading and painting, including watercolor, charcoal, oil and many different types of paintings. Marilyn was a former World History professor at Southeastern Louisiana University and she loved to travel the United States and even to Europe with her friends and family. She, along with her husband, enjoyed attending and dancing at square dance events throughout our area.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Toni and Joseph Leuer of Abita Springs; Son: Rene’ Thomas Vessier, II of Franklinton; Brother: Fred Andrew Toney, Jr. of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Eulah Grace Hardy and Charles Hardy of Viginia; Sister in law: Peggy Vessier of Franklinton; Dear Friend: Margie Sisson; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband R.T. Vessier, her parents Fred Andrew Toney and Mary Alexander Toney, and brother and sister in law Robert Toney and Frances Stringfield Toney.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 27th from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Palermo officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. 

Hollie Renee Frazier
September 10, 1975 - September 25, 2016
Hollie Renee Frazier, a resident of Greensburg passed away at 10:40 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence. She was born September 10, 1975 in McComb, MS and was 41 years of age. 
She is survived by her 2 sons, Zac Simpson (10) and Mason Simpson (8), Kentwood; parents, Albert and Dollie Frazier, Greensburg; sister, Donna Enlow and husband, Scott, Magnolia, MS; nephew, Bobby Enlow, Magnolia, MS; aunts and uncles, Janie Ashmore, Dewitt and Theresa Effler, Ella and Walter Welch and Mable McMaree, and numerous cousins. 
Preceded in death by her grandparents, Burton and Hazel Frazier, Mable Rodriguez and Wilburn Effler; and her aunts and uncles, Julia and Douglas Baham, Albert and Shirley Rodriguez and Chuck McMaree. 
Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 6 PM until 9 PM on Tuesday and from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen and Rev. Mike Bassemier. Interment Red Bluff Cemetery, Greensburg. Pallbearers will be Percy Ricks, Skip Verdin, Joey Harrell, Jimmy Harrell, Chris Landry and Randall Landry. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Benjamin True Robinson
February 24, 1923 - September 25, 2016
Benjamin True Robinson, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 10:45 AM on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his home. He was born February 24, 1923 in Troy, NY and was 93 years of age. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. 
Survived by his daughter, Rebecca Varnado and husband, James; son, Mike Robinson and wife, Shannon; 5 grandchildren, James Varnado, Emily Varnado, Billy Hinson, Mary Lee Elizabeth Hinson Bellau, and Noni Hinson; 2 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Campbell and Eli Bowman. 
Preceded in death by wife, Billie Jean Hinson Robinson; 2 sisters, Gloria Bleck and Dorothy Moss. 
Graveside Services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 27, 2016. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Delos R. "Dickie" Williams
June 12, 1933 - September 24, 2016
Delos R. "Dickie" Williams Sr., age 83 passed away September 24, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He was a member of Lees Creek Baptist Church and member of the Sun Lodge. 
He is survived by his wife LaVerne Thomas Williams of Bogalusa La. One son Delos R. Williams Jr. "Rhonda" of Bogalusa La. Daughters, Debbie Williams Stafford "Randy" of Franklinton, La., Vicki Williams St. Pierre "Ray" of Franklinton, La. One brother, Johnny S. Williams of Lapata Tx. One sister Lillian Williams Stafford "James" of Franklinton La. Twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents James Delos and Gertrude Williams. Brothers, Francis Williams, Benjamin Delos Williams, William Harold "Billy" Williams. Sisters Mary Katherine Byrd, and Golda Joyce Williams Smith. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday Sept. 26, 2016 at Lees Creek Baptist Church from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time for services at 11 a.m., with Masonic services conducted by Sun Lodge at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Allen will officiate. 
Pallbearers will be Collin Williams, Ben Williams, Camron Williams, Timothy Sanderson, James St. Pierre, and Cole Taylor.

Roy E. Crittenden
September 04, 1926 - September 24, 2016
Roy E. Crittenden, a U.S. Veteran and resident of Tangipahoa passed away at 12:40 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. He was born September 4, 1926 in Kerrville, TX and was 90 years of age. Roy’s family moved to Tangipahoa Parish in 1932 from Fernwood, MS. He attended school in Tangipahoa and in 1943, he graduated from Kentwood High School. He attended LSU until he was drafted by the U.S. Army on December 22, 1944. After returning from the military in 1946, he went back to LSU to finish his degree and in 1950, he received a degree in Agriculture. Upon completing college, he came home to run the family dairy and joined Spring Creek Baptist Church in 1955. Later in life, he became a dedicated caretaker at Camp Moore. 
He is survived by his nephew, Richard E. Garner, Jr.; 5 great nieces; 1 great nephew; 6 great great nieces and one on the way; 7 great great nephews; 2 great great great nieces and 1 great great great nephew and one on the way. 
Preceded in death by his parents, John Crittenden and Nancy Chisholm Crittenden; sister and brother in law, Doris Crittenden Garner and Edward Garner; brother, Carl Crittenden; nephew, Ronald “Ronnie” Garner; great nephew, Douglas Garner; 2 great great nieces and 1 great great nephew. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM, Tuesday and from 8 AM until religious services at 10 AM Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, MS. 

Robbie Holmes
May 23, 1944 - September 22, 2016
ROBERTINE V. “ROBBIE” HOLMES, AGE 72 and a resident of the Stoney Point community died at 8:00 am Thursday September 22, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church that enjoyed cooking and baking cookies with her great-grandchildren. Robbie’s favorite hobby was doing arts and crafts, such as canvas and yarn types for Christmas and other Holidays. She also enjoyed making bracelets and other simple jewelry.
Survived by:  Husband of 39 years: Jerry L. Holmes of Stoney Point; Daughter and Son in law: Dianna R. Holmes Richard and Nolan Richard, Jr. of Prairieville; Son and Daughter in law: Thomas Lee Holmes and Julie Holmes of Prairieville; 6 Grandchildren: Thomas Lee Holmes, Jr. Jason Richard, Jacob Holmes, Heather Holmes Dykes, Seth Richard, Ashley Holmes; 6 Great-grandchildren: Connor Holmes, Kane Holmes, Elizabeth Holmes, Landon Holmes, Amiah Holmes, Alyssee Walker; Sister: Ginger Shaw of Georgia; Brother: Roy Lee Pritchett; Also numerous other family members and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jack T. Pritchett and Lena C. Pritchett and a great-granddaughter Virginia Star Holmes.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton) on Sunday September 25th from 10 am until 2 pm. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Archote and Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Burial will follow.
Pallbearers: Raymond Holmes, Levis Holmes, Timmy Holmes, Mark Richard, Seth Richard, Jason Richard, Connor Holmes, Kane Holmes

Geneva H. Holston
March 7, 1942 - September 21, 2016
Geneva Holmes Holston of Bogalusa was granted her angel wings and went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 21, at the age of 74. Her final days were surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way throughout her memorable life. 
"MeeMaw" as she was lovingly known by her family, was a devoted wife and amazing mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her unwavering faith in God and her generous, kind heart. 
Geneva's story began in Oakley, Ms. On March 7, 1942. She was the youngest child born to Clarence and Daisy Holmes. Her family later moved to Bogalusa, and there she spent the rest of her days. 
She was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for 30 + years. Her beautiful smile could always be seen from the choir loft on Sunday mornings as she joyously sang praises to her Lord. She was employed by Walter S. Adams, CPA, a very close, and dear friend. 
MeeMaw enjoyed church activities, music, watching Jeopardy and The Wheel of Fortune, playing word games and puzzles, and, most of all, spending time with her cherished family. 
Geneva is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, John Ray Holston; her parents, Clarence and Daisy Holmes: one brother, Dudley Holmes; and one sister, Earline Kendrick. 
She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her children, Theresa Rutledge (Joseph Jr) of Isabel, Sonya Flynn (Ronald) of Isabel, and Jonathan Holston (Karen) of Bogalusa. She was also a caring stepmother to John Holston Jr. (Kim) of Amarillo, Tx., Dana Cirelli (Jim) of Houston, Tx. And Glen Holston (Jeannie) of Lafayette, La. 
She was an adoring and devoted MeeMaw to 13 grandchildren and to 13 great-grandchildren; and loving sister to Clarence Holmes(Kae) of Rowlett, Tx. Ralph Holmes of Swannanoa, Nc. Frank Holmes of Fort Valley, Ga. And Frances Moody of Bogalusa, La. 
Her family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers and wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to Passages Hospice for their support in her final days. 
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee on Friday, September 23rd from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 A.M. at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. The Reverend Marcus Rosa of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church will officiate the ceremony. Pastor Caleb Martin of Ben's Ford Baptist Church will also contribute to the ceremony. 
Geneva was an admirable woman that was loved, is missed, and will forever be cherished. She was our angle; and blessing to all who knew her. She laughed, lived and loved unconditionally. Hers was truly a life well lived.

Thelma Bridges
Died September 20, 2016
Mrs. Thelma Bridges, age 83 and a native of Bogalusa, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Lady of the Angels Hospital.  She was the daughter of the late John W. and Maggie Bridges.  She was a member of New Jerusalem M. B. Church, Oakvale, Ms.  She was a retired cook. 
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2016 at New Jerusalem M. B. Church at 11am.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.
She is survived by: niece and caregiver, Thelma Bridges of Bogalusa, LA.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 26, 2016 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1-7pm. 

Iris Todd Burns
January 24, 1932 - September 20, 2016
IRIS TODD BURNS, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:00 pm Tuesday September 20, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Victory Baptist Church where she was active in Sunday School and youth activities, often helping raise money for their trips. Iris was retired after working at Thrifty Drugs for many years. She loved camping and spending time on the Bogue Chitto River, even going on a family tubing adventure this summer. Iris was a dedicated volunteer at the Mile Branch Settlement since 1989 with the Quilt sales and other needs. She was a true caretaker of others since early in her life and always cherished the time spent with her large family. 
Survived by: 4 Daughters and a Son in law: Patricia B. Weathers of Livingston, Linda B. Barber, Bobbi B. Smith, Missy B. Corkern and Louis Corkern, Sr. all of Franklinton; 16 Grandchildren and Spouses: Robert L. Weathers, Wendy and Barry LeBlanc, Melissa and Jeff Fussell, Charles W. Barber, Kayce and Kevin Singley, Jackie and Allen Riley, Johnathan T. Barber, Bonnie and Toby Boudreaux, Becky Seguin, Michelle and Todd Dykes, Eric and Mindy Slaven, Lisa and Jason Tubbs, Tommy and Aimee Haley, Jessica Smith, Louis Corkern, Jr. and Michelle Corkern, Robert D. Corkern; 41 Great-grandchildren; Special Niece: Jackie Briest; Special Friend: Glenda Wilson; Also numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Robert Burns, 2 daughters Nelda Jean Burns, Berry L. Stringer, granddaughter Jennifer Slaven, great-granddaughter Kelsey, her parents Berry L. Todd and Lottie Mavis Patterson Todd, 2 sisters Judy Bennett, Mary Ann Poulas, brother William C. Todd and very recently by son in law Billy E. Smith. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday September 22nd from 6 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. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Robert Corkern, Louis Corkern, Jr. Charlie Barber, Jordan LeBlanc, Bobby Tuner, Brenen Turner.
Honorary Pallbearer: Coby Riley

Fred W. Bennett, Sr. 
February 9, 1928 - September 20, 2016 
Fred W. Bennett, Sr., age 88, born on February 9, 1928, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at his home in Bogalusa, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran. A life member of the Magic City American Legion Post #24, the VFW and 40 & 8. He retired 30 years from Bell South and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Roussell Bennett of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Ramona Augustine of Bogalusa, LA, Rebecca “Becky” Robert (Lynn) of Gonzales, LA, and Regina Folse (Jeff) of Baton Rouge, LA; one son, Fred W. Bennett, Jr. of Slidell, LA; grandchildren, Tamara Augustine, Danny Augustune, Sheree McAllister, Chief WO2 Louis Robert, Matthew Robert, Brandi Slade, Bradley Folse, Kristina Sevin, Heather Bennett, Brittany Bennett, Amber Bennett, and April Bennett; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Archie R. Bennett; his parents, Ran Dolph Bennett and Dosha Lewis Bennett; and a son-in-law, Danny Augustine.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Funeral Services will be begin at 2:00 PM with Rev. Robert Belknap officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24 and the United States Army National Guard.

Kendra S Keller 
June 16, 2005 - September 20, 2016
Kendra S. Keller died September 20, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Reginald Morrow 
January 10, 1993 - September 19, 2016
Reginald Morrow died September 19, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Bernice Fedele
July 06, 1947 - September 19, 2016
Bernice Fedele, a resident of Kentwood passed away at 6:38 PM on Monday, September 19, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born July 6, 1947 in Independence and was 69 years of age. 
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dominick Fedele; daughter, Rachel Spitale and husband, Matt; grandchildren, Owen, Isabella, Noah, Alyssa and Lyla Spitale, and mother, Pearline Smith. 
Preceded in death by her son, Don Aaron Fedele; brothers, George Wilton Bryant and James Tarver and father, Alvie Smith. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 PM until 9 PM, Thursday, and from 9 AM until 11:30 AM on Friday, September 23, 2016. Funeral Mass Services will be held at 12 Noon at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. 

Billy Smith
March 20, 1939 - September 18, 2016
BILLY EDWARD SMITH, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:45 am Sunday September 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Billy was born on March 20, 1939 and was an avid Saints and LSU fan. He was a loving father and all of his children were dear to him.
Survived by: His Wife: Bobbi Smith of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughter in law: Stephen Smith of Las Vegas, Tommy and Aimee Haley of Franklinton; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Stacy Smith of Merrit Island, Florida, Lisa and Jason Tubbs, Jessica Smith and Brian Dickerson all of Franklinton; Brother and Sister in law: Ricky and Julie Green; Mother in law: Iris Burns; 3 Sisters in law and Brother in law: Patricia Weathers, Linda Barber, Missy and Louis Corkern; 14 Grandchildren: Jesen, Brandon, Teri, Jeskia, Dylon, Tyler, Todd, Darnell, Quin, Marissa, Brenen, Bobby, Dillon, Andre, Devyo; 5 Great Grandchildren; Special Nieces and Nephews: Kayce and Kevin Singley, Robert Corkern, Michelle and Todd Dykes
He was preceded in death by his parents Acie Smith and Dorothy Cutrer, and his Father in law Charles Burns.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Community Care Hospice.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 20th from 6 pm until 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 8 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote and Chaplain Mike Mann officiating. A fellowship meal is planned for everyone prior to the visitation at Victory Baptist Church at 4 pm Tuesday.

Ottis Jenkins
November 26, 1939 - September 18, 2016
WILLIAM OTTIS JENKINS, AGE 76 and a resident of Pine died Sunday afternoon September 18, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was a longtime member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed playing and listening to music. Ottis was a well-known auto mechanic and tractor mechanic to his family, friends and community. He enjoyed raising his chickens and loved gardening. Ottis cherished the time spent with his large family and had a special friendship with his pet dog Lady.
Survived by: 4 Children and Spouses: Wendell and Donna Jenkins of Denham Springs, Wanda Bordelon of Pearl River, Sheryl and Mark Foraker of Denham Springs, William Ottis “B.J.” Jenkins, II and Tena Jenkins of Pine; 5 Step-children and Spouses: Wayne and April Sheridan of Pine, Georgia and Randy Shomake of Mississippi, Melissa and Robert Jenkins of Franklinton, Kendall and Rhonda Sheridan of Pine, Shelly Carnegie of Mt. Hermon; 23 Grandchildren and Spouses; Also numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Carlos Jenkins, Clayton Jenkins both of Pine; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Carolyn and LaTroy Sharp of Lee Road, Judy and Kenneth Duncan of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Jean Miller Jenkins, his parents Van Jenkins and Audrey Nobles Jenkins, a brother Elton Jenkins, 2 sisters Mildred Creel and Verlia Mae Miller and 2 step-children Brenda Sue Sheridan and Lloyd Sheridan.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday September 22rd from 5 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 Bro. Billy Reire officiating. Burial will follow in the Van Jenkins Family Cemetery.

Hiram D Hunter 
August 14, 1985 - September 17, 2016
Hiram D. Hunter died September 17, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

James Ray Austin 
December 24, 1968 - September 17, 2016 
James Ray Austin age 47, a resident of Husser, LA, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA.
He is survived by two daughters, Savannah Arispe of Folsom, LA and Jamie Crochet; his mother, Barbara Magee of Husser, LA; grandmother, Norma Jean Jenkins Austin of Franklinton, LA; four sisters, Mechelle Magee of Metairie, LA, Desiree Austin and Stormy Newman both of Bogalusa, LA and Bregette Craft of Husser, LA.
Preceded in death by his grandfather, Clyde Eugene Austin.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM with Rev. Mark Franklin officiating.

Earnest Edward Harry 
August 13, 1941 - September 17, 2016 
Earnest Edward Harry, Sr. of Angie, LA departed this life Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was a long-time resident of Angie, LA. He was born on August 13, 1941 to the late Jason and Lottie Harry.
He was a loving husband and an all around family man. He was a devoted father and grandfather.
On September 30, 1963, Earnest married the love of his life, Gladys Ramsey. From this union, four children was born. He and his loving wife also reared a special niece and his sister in law. After his retirement, Earnest enjoyed planting crops, tending his animals and spending quality time with his great grandchildren.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved wife, Gladys; children: Earnest Harry, Jr. of Hattiesburg, Sylvia Harry, Kenneth Harry, Sr., and Cynthia (Charlie) Bullock all of Angie, and Mimi (Kenneth) Perkins-Magee of Hattiesburg; special sister-in-law, Jean (Billy) Smoot of Bogalusa; three sisters: Annie (Willie) Bishop and Emma Harry and Rosa White of Angie; three brothers: Leroy (Thelma) Harry (Benton, LA), Cleotha (Charlene) Harry of New Orleans, and William (Dorothy) Harry of Georgia. Ten grandchildren, one special grandson, Jonathan Spikes, Sr., whom he and his loving wife raised, Kenneth Claiborne, Jr., of Hammond, Rhonda Harry of Florida, Keneshia (Dustin) Sumrall of Varnado, Jamal Magee, Sr. of Hattiesburg, Normekia Bullock of Angie, Jayla Magee of Hattiesburg, Ja’Nayia Harry, Kenneth Harry, Jr., and Layla Harry all of Angie; nine great grandchildren; three special friends: Alvin McCant, Richard Foster and Bruce Banks and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jason and Lottie Harry, two brothers, Tillie Harry and Sylvester “Mose” Harry, Sr., and 3 sisters, Christine Magee, Rovella Martin and Laura Brown.
Visitation will be held at Wesley Ray United Methodist church, Angie, LA, Friday, September 23, 2016 from 12pm until 2:00pm. Funeral Service begin at 2:00 with Rev. Leslie McKinley officiating. Rev. Terrance August, Pastor. Interments, Jefferson Cemetery in Angie, LA.

Hollis Jeffery Bennett
December 11, 1959 - September 16, 2016
Hollis Jeffery (Jeff) Bennett, age 56 and a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 4:18 am on Friday, September 16, 2016 at St. Tammany Hospital.  Jeff enjoyed fishing and watching the Saints play football.  He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Franklinton.
Jeff is survived by one daughter Heidi Bennett of Jayess, Mississippi; one son and daughter-in-law Hollis Jeffery Bennett, Jr. and Danielle Bennett of Pineville; Grandchildren Lydia and Isaac Bennett of Pineville and Ona Scott and Alyssa Bennett of Laplace; one sister Sharon Lynn Bennett of Bogalusa.  Good Friend Gary (Spooky) Barber of Mt. Hermon; Numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gary Lavoy Bennett and Carrie Faye Bennett; one sister Karen Lane Bennett, two borthers Steven Randy Bennett and Gary Lavoy Bennett, Jr.
A Memorial Service will be held on October 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church in Franklinton.  Burial will be at Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.

Annie Moses Royster
December 27, 1953 - September 16, 2016
Annie Elizabeth Moses Royster departed this life peacefully on September 16, 2016 in Angie, Louisiana. Annie was born to the late Theodore Moses, Sr. and late Delsie Bickham Moses. Being reared in a devoted Christian home, her spiritual training began at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church. Annie attended Sunday school and Baptist Training Union (BTU). She later joined Wesley Ray United Methodist Church.
Annie graduated from Wesley Ray High School in 1971. Annie continued her education and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Institutional Management (Dietician) from Grambling State University in 1974.
Annie leaves to cherish her memories one so, Kenny Richie Moses; one brother, Theodore (Janice) Moses Jr.; four sisters, Wanda (Clarence) Dickerson, Ivy (Oliver) Morris, Penny Moses and Mary Moses all of Angie, Louisiana; one grandchild, three godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Royster; parents, Theodore and Delsie Moses; brother, Ray Moses; paternal and maternal grandparents and other relatives.
The visitation will be from 2:00pm-5:00pm Friday, September 23, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA.
The funeral service will be 11:00am Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie, LA. Rev. Terrence August, pastor will be officiating. The interment will be held at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Angie, LA. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.

Erica Jean Easley
May 30, 1992 - September 16, 2016
ERICA JEAN EASLEY, AGE 24 and a resident of Franklinton died Friday evening September 17, 2016 at the Ochsner Medical Center. Thou she battled illness all of her life, Erica touched the lives of so many people. Through the countless doctor visits, hospital stays and surgeries she remained an inspiration to all those she encountered. Erica was an animal lover and was very involved with the Paws for a Cause animal rescue organization. She took in stray dogs and cats any time she had the chance. Erica adored her children and cherished the time spent with them.
Survived by: Parents: Kevin and Gloria Easley of Franklinton; Children: Aurora Blaire Hoffman, Joshua, Jakob, Abbygale, Allyana Pierce; Companion: Joshua Paul Pierce; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Jeremy Wayne Easley and Courtney Easley, Kevin Michael Combel, Jr. and Brittany Combel; Niece: Marleigh Combel; Grandparents: James Douglas Taylor and Elvia Taylor, William Fredrick Wood, Velma Inez Easley and Jeff Easley
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday September 19th 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. Randall Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Gerald Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jeremy Easley, Kevin Combel, Josh Pierce, Charles Easley, Timmy Perrilloux, Grant McMichael

Cora Lee Morgan McDaniel
November 24, 1931 - September 16, 2016
CORA LEE MORGAN MCDANIEL was born on November 24, 1931 and entered Heaven’s gates on September 16, 2016 at the age of 84. A consummate wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Nannie, as she was affectionately known, was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Among her many specialties were her homemade popcorn balls that she lovingly made each Halloween for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the many children of her church. She enjoyed drinking coffee and passing the time visiting with her many friends in the Stoney Point Community. She was a retired school bus driver for the Tangipahoa Parish schools, as well as a retired dairy farmer. Her joy, contagious laughter and fun-loving nature will be greatly missed.
Cora Lee had an unwavering faith in God. She was a longtime member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church and adored her large church family.
“My flesh faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Kathy and Ted McElveen; 2 Grandsons and Spouses: Jeff and Tonia McElveen, Stephen and Kelly McElveen; 2 Granddaughters and a Spouse: Torri McDaniel Pingno, Shelly McDaniel Buckley and Trenity Buckley; 11 Great-grandchildren: Major, Crockett and Maverick McElveen, Madison and Collin Pingno, Mack, Gentry and Kennedy McElveen, Trevor, Tanner and Turner Buckley; Sister and Brother in law: Emma Jean and Virgil White; Also a host of nieces, nephews and friends that were loved as family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years Sherwood McDaniel, her son Odie McDaniel, daughter in law Debra McDaniel, her parents William Milton Morgan and Effie Bennett Morgan, 4 sisters Etta, Ella, Daisey and Louise and 6 brothers Alverice, Alvin, Sidney, J.P., Steve and William, Jr. 
Visitation will be at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church Sunday September 18th from 12 pm until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 3 pm Sunday with Bro. Brent King and great-grandson Mack McElveen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you for the care and attention shown to her by her nieces Ruby Mackay, Fay Blackwell and Joe Ann Bossier, and by the entire extended Cox family.
Pallbearers: Dewayne Cox, Harold Wesley Cox, Dennis Glover, Gregg Helton, Barry McDaniel, Darren Smith
Honorary Pallbearers: Wayne Cox, Wilvie Cox, Buford McDaniel, Derwood Smith
 
Irene Nolan McCain Prest
March 14, 1923 - September 15, 2016
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Irene Nolan McCain Prest, a resident of Verda, LA., passed peacefully at Marigold Place in Alexandria, LA on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Irene was born on March 14, 1923 in Hammond, La to Leona Nolan McCain and Harry H. McCain. She graduated from Hammond High School in 1940 and Southeastern Louisiana College in 1944. She married Edward Willis Prest in 1952 and started their family, was a faithful companion and supported him until he preceded her in death in 2000. Irene loved her family and her church, serving as UMW president many years. 
She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Gerald Broussard, and Carol and Tim Simmons; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Jill, Jason, Matthew, Jon, Jacob, Jenny; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years; parents, Leona Nolan McCain and Harris Hart McCain; and sister, Elizabeth McCain Fitzgerald. 
Visitation will be held at Kentwood United Methodist Church on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Services will be conducted by Rev. Earline Guidry, Rev. Percy Frazier, and Chaplain Lyndon Marcotte. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood, La. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Evie Seals Ard
June 5, 1917 - September 15, 2016
Evie Corine Seals Ard, AGE 99 and a resident of the Hilltop Community passed from this life to her eternal home on September 15, 2016 in her home surrounded by her family. Evie was born on June 5, 1917 and was a charter member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church in Pine. She worked for many years along with her late husband, Cecil, as a farmer and specifically as a dairy farmer. She also worked several years as an independent Avon distributor. Evie loved the outdoors, working with her animals, planting beautiful flowers and growing vegetables in her garden. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of the Pine Community. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family.
Evie is survived by:  Two Sons and Daughters in law – Richard and Linda Ard, and Charles Ray and Ann Ard, all of the Hilltop Community; One Daughter, Patricia Ard Seals of the Hilltop Community; Grandchildren and Spouses – Bruce and Vivian Ard, Timothy “Tim” Ard, Shelton and Angela Ard, Jonathan Ard, Cody Richard Ard, Scotty and Stefanie Rogers, Sander and Stacey Thomas, Shane and Bridgett Ard, Justin and Suzanna Stafford, Trent & Brittneii Thomas, Taylor Dillon, Faith Dillon, Richie and Jennifer Jarrell, Phillip Jarrell, Charles Horace “Hunter” Seals; 13 Great-grandchildren and 8 Great-great Grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by Her husband - Cecil Ard; Her parents - Fletcher Eugene Seals and Cynthia Elizabeth Williams Seals; Three sisters - Athalee Seals Tynes, Bessie Ree Seals Ard and Ruby Jane Seals Forbes; Two brothers - Leonard Seals and Clifford Seals.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday September 18th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church on Monday from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1 pm Monday with Eld. Mark Hobgood, Eld. Everette Broome, Eld. Duane Ball and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

George Harris 
January 27, 1947 - September 14, 2016
Mr. George Harris III, age 69 passed away at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Jessica Harris of Bogalusa, LA; his children Darrin Harris (Kristi) of Poplarville, MS, Kellie Ratliff (Steven) of Orlando, FL, Dorothy Ann Harris of Picayune, MS; his step-children Jeremy Jones and Johna Jones of Bogalusa, LA; a sister Connie Williams (Marvin) of Florence, MS; his grandchildren Houston Harris, McKinsy Harris, Jaxtin Crawford, Jaden Harris, Abby Nunez, Aaron Whitney, Skylar Gaspa, Connor Gaspa, and Jenna Gaspa.
George was preceded in death by his father George Harris Jr., and his mother Dorothy Jeter Harris.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 10:00 until the service time of 1:00pm. Marcus Rosa will officiate and interment will be held in Mcgehee Cemetery.

Geraldine McIntyre
May 22, 1930 - September 14, 2016
Geraldine McIntyre, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 4:40 PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Pontchartrain Guest House in Mandeville. She was born May 22, 1930 in Kentwood and was 86 years of age. 
She is survived by her daughter, Tena Roberts and husband, Ricky, and her grandson, Blayze Roberts, all of Kentwood. 
Preceded in death by her husband, William McIntyre; son, Phillip Lee and her brothers, Butch and Tim Miller. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 10 AM Saturday, September 17, 2016. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. 

Betty Jean Thomas
May 29, 1932 - September 13, 2016
BETTY JEAN PITTMAN THOMAS, AGE 84 and a resident of the Bonner Creek Community passed away at 9:00 pm Tuesday September 13, 2016 at the Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa. She was a longtime member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church where she formerly taught Sunday school. Betty was a school bus driver for the Franklinton Schools for 32 years and also drove the Bowling Green School athletic teams and Bucanette dance team for many years. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and spending time with her family.
Survived by:  2 Daughters and Sons in law: JoEllen and Dan Gully of Robert, Juana and David King of Bonner Creek; 4 Grandsons and Spouses: Scott Thomas, Michael and Krystal Magee, Daniel and Megan Bickham, Kasey Thomas; 6 Great-grandchildren: Chloe Magee, Emily Thomas, Kyle Thomas, Mason Bickham, Trevor Thomas, Bailey Hutzler; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her son Alan Thomas, her husband of nearly 50 years Villar Thomas, her parents Ilos Pittman and Dora O’Neal Pittman, a brother Howard Pittman, 2 sisters Thelma Waskom, Hazel Jones and grandson Brandon Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday September 16th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Bonner Creek Baptist Church (Bonner Creek Road near Franklinton off of Hwy. 25 South) from 9 am until 11 am. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family encourages that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (www.alz.org).
Pallbearers: Michael Magee, Danny Bickham, Scott Thomas, Eric Jones, Gerald Jones, Guy Magee
Honorary Pallbearer: Spencer Jones

Inez McCain Thomas
November 7, 1925 - September 11, 2016
INEZ MCCAIN THOMAS, AGE 91 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:00 am Sunday September 11, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a former cafeteria cook with the Washington Parish School Board, working at Franklinton Primary and Franklinton Elementary for many years. Inez was an expert at canning the vegetables grown in her family’s garden and she taught many of her neighbors and friends how to can as well. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church near her home and she enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren to Gatlinburg, TN.
Survived by:  2 Grandsons: Keith Thomas, Will Thomas both of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her son Richard D. Thomas, her husband Maloyd Thomas, parents Houston McCain and Lizzie Spears McCain, a sister Lonie McCain Thomas, and brothers Goat McCain and Ellis McCain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 13th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Barry Stringfield, Chad Angelo, Jimmy Guy, Alan Broadway, Joey Brown, Murdock Brumfield

Sylvia Ann Martin Cothern 
November 13, 1942 - September 11, 2016 
Sylvia Ann Martin Cothern, age 73, of Bogalusa, passed away on September 11, 2016. Sylvia was born in Mandeville, LA to Frankie and Liston “Pop” Martin on November 13, 1942. She graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1961, and she married Richard Willo “Dick” Cothern on May 21, 1965.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, Richard Willo “Dick” Cothern; her son, Richard “Darin” Cothern, her daughter-in-law, Lorrie Wells Cothern; her daughter, Keri Cothern King, and her son-in-law, Brian King, She was the beloved “Nana” of five granddaughters, Erin Leigh Cothern, Emily Noel Cothern, Ella Rose King, Ann Scott King, and Camille Celeste King. She is also survived by her two sisters; Carolyn Cromer (George) and Verna Gaye Talley (Dudley).
She is preceded in death by her brother, L. F. Martin, III; her father, Liston “Pop” Martin, and her mother, Frankie Robbins Martin.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Visitation will continue on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 am-10:00 am Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 am with Rev. Joseph Porter, and Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Betty Jo Ramsey McWilliams
November 21, 1945 - September 11, 2016
BETTY JO RAMSEY McWILLIAMS, AGE 70 and a resident of Pine was called home to God and his Angels on Sunday morning September 11, 2016, with her loving family by her side. She was born on November 21, 1945 and raised in Walterboro, SC where she was also married. She lived in Havelock, NC, and Beaufort, SC then moved to Buras, LA in 1976, before retiring along with her husband to Washington Parish near Franklinton in 2003. Betty loved spending time with her family and her pet dogs Bone and Lady.
Survived by:  Loving Husband of 45 years: Moody H. McWilliams; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Betty and Steve Mitchell, Deborah Brist; Grandson and Spouse: Brandon and Destiny; Granddaughters and Spouses: Diana, April and Derrick, Melissa and Edgar, Brittany, Crystal 
and Kevin, Aimee, Monique; Great-grandsons: Charles Racca, Sebastian, Kadin, Brandon, Jr., Landon, Tyler, Parker, Noah; Great-granddaughters: Chloe, Farra, Addison, Emma; Brother and Sister in law: Billy and Lee Ann Kinard, Sister in law: Benny Lou Ramsey; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father Hollie Ramsey, her mother and step-father Vera Padgett Ramsey Kinard and William E. “Bill” Kinard, brother Marshall Ramsey and great-granddaughter Alannah Renee.
A memorial service for family and friends will be planned for a later date.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Oubre and the entire staff of St. Joseph Hospice including her nurses Katherine, Paula and Rose.

Paul Brooks
June 22, 1958 - September 10, 2016
PAUL JERRY BROOKS, AGE 58 and a resident of Covington died at 7:25 am Saturday September 10, 2016 at his brother’s home. He was a longtime member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church that enjoyed spending time with his large family and especially his grandchildren. Paul was a grocery manager for Jr. Food Mart for many years and later for Wal-Mart. He also enjoyed his pet dogs.
Survived by:  Daughter: Courtney Christine Brooks of Covington; 2 Grandchildren: Summer Wertz, Hunter Wertz; 5 Brothers and Sisters in law: Ray and Joyce Brooks of Mt. Hermon, Wayne and Laura Brooks of Tylertown, David and Annette Brooks of Mt. Hermon, James and Jodi Brooks, Jimmy and Adrine Brooks all of Pine; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Minnie Pearl and Tom Lilly, Nell and Keith Talley, Shirley and Kevin Talley all of Pine; Special Niece: Melanie Lott of Pine; Also numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Cindy Barber Brooks, his parents Hulon Brooks, Sr. and Christine Tarver Brooks, 5 brothers Hulon Brooks, Jr. Hulon Leon Brooks, Roy Brooks, Larry Earl Brooks, Peter Harold Brooks and a sister Irene Brooks Blalock.
Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Church from 5 pm until 10 pm on Saturday September 10th and after 9 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Sunday with Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Tabernacle Church Cemetery.

Lucille Harris Hodge
December 17, 1937 - September 9, 2016
Lucille Harris Hodge age 78 passed away September 9, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She was also a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship. 
She is survived by her husband J.W. Hodge of Bogalusa La. One son Carlos Ditcharo of Fla. One brother Billy Wayne Harris of Alaska. Nephews Eddie Harris, Bryan Harris, Brad Harris, Willie Edward Harris, Ricky Edward Harris, Eddie Harris, Bobby Harris, Jimbo Harris, John Harris, Jessie Ray Harris. Nieces Tracey Harris, Jackie Harris, Cindy Thomas, Sharon Beall. 
She is preceded in death by a son Anthony Ditcharo, daughter Vickie Lynn Ditcharo, parents Edward and Dorothy Cameron Harris, brothers Edward Farley Harris, Sparks Harris, and Robert Harris. One sister Jimmie Rose Mulford.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday Sept. 11, 2016 from 10 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery. Rev. Larry Lassley will officiate.

Peggy Varnado
March 13, 1935 - September 9, 2016
PEGGY CHILES VARNADO, AGE 81 and a resident of Franklinton died early Friday morning September 9, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church that enjoyed working outside and tending to her plants and flowers. Peggy was in charge of the Franklinton Country Club kitchen for many years and also owned a catering business. She was an avid football fan but her most important hobby was spending time with her large family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survived by: 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Harold Varnado, Jr. and Rhonda Varnado, Michael L. Varnado and Debbie Varnado all of Franklinton, Ruston C. Varnado and Shelly Varnado of Covington; 2 Daughters: Tammy V. Ingram, Tonya Varnado-Seal both of Franklinton; 15 Grandchildren: Stuart Varnado, Kyle Varnado, Jacob Varnado, Jared Varnado, Jade Simms, Jessica Thomas, Joshua Varnado, Joseph Varnado, Lauren Ingram, Haiston Varnado, Amanda Varnado, Payton Varnado, Auston Varnado, Malarie Jenkins, Coley Jenkins; Numerous great-grandchildren; Nephew: Todd Magee; Sister: Carolyn “Kakie” Sumrall of Franklinton; Special Friends: Marvin Magee, Susan Barber, Kim Lewis
She was preceded in death by her son Alan Monroe Varnado, the father of her children Harold Varnado, Sr., parents Lud Chiles and Florence Green Chiles and recently by son in law Kevin Seal. A private burial service will take place in the Seal Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday September 12th from 10 am until 6 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 6 pm Monday with Rev. Andrew Voss and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. 
Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Barbara Gayle Cantrell 
July 15, 1953 - September 9, 2016 
Barbara Gayle Cantrell, 63, of Bogalusa, Louisiana passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at St. Tammany Hospital.
Gayle is survived by her parents Marvin (Pot) and Barbara (Bobby) Cantrell; brother Rev. Paul Cantrell (Jenny); sons Rev. James (Jimmy) Pierce (Melissa) and Richard (Ricky) Pierce; granddaughter Arielle Pierce; nieces Amanda (Mandie), Ashley, Megan and Julianne Cantrell; nephew Dante Cantrell and other loving relatives.
Gayle was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana July 15, 1953. She graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1971. She worked as school secretary at Head Start in Bogalusa for years. She later worked at the Bogalusa Department of Motor Vehicle for…years. Gayle devoted her life to her family. She was a loyal and dependable friend. She was kind and genuine to everyone she came in contact with. Gayle could always be counted on for a listening ear, shoulder to cry on or aid in a time of need. She was hard working and constantly put the needs of others above her own. Gayle had a compassionate, empathetic heart and was a blessing to all who knew her.
The visitation will be held at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Avenue, Bogalusa, Louisiana on Wednesday September 14,2016 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
The Funeral service will be held at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Greg Whaley of First Baptist Church officiating. A procession followed with interment in Ponemah Cemetery.

Bessie Lee Watson
September 14, 1932 - September 07, 2016
Mrs. Bessie Lee Watson was born on September 14, 1932 to the late Clermont and Inez Tate Sibley. She departed this life on September 7, 2016 at her home in Mt. Hermon, LA.
Bessie was a member of Crystal Springs AME Church where she remained faithful until her illness prevented her attendance. 
Bessie leaves to cherish her memories four sons; Leo (Deloris) Coleman of Mt. Hermon, LA, Larry Coleman of Baton Rouge, LA, Kenneth (Patricia) Watson of Baton Rouge, LA, and Michael (Quincey) Watson of Mt. Hermon, LA; three daughters: Joyce (Unandus) Dyson of Mt. Hermon, LA, Erica Watson of Madisonville, LA, and Stephanie (Carl) Roberson of Baton Rouge, LA; one Godchild; Pam Brumfield of Baton Rouge; thirty- five grandchildren; eighty- six great grandchildren; eleven great great grandchildren; three brothers, Clermont Sibley of California, Claiborne Sibley of Mt. Hermon, LA, and James (Bertha) Sibley of Baton Rouge, LA; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Watson; her parents, Clermont and Inez Tate Sibley; one daughter, Lorraine Williams; one brother, Oliver Sibley; one granddaughter, Daja Coleman; and one grandson; Jaston G. Coleman Conerly.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:00PM at Crystal Springs AME Church with Rev. Larry Whitley – Pastor and Pastor Rochelle Brumfield – Eulogist. Interment - Crystal Springs Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Mildred Hembree Stuart
September 11, 1929 - September 6, 2016
MILDRED HEMBREE STUART, AGE 86 and a longtime resident of Pine was carried by the Angels into her promised heavenly home on Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm. A pastor’s wife for many years, she lived a life of faithful dedication and service to her Lord and Savior. 
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou annointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23: 1-6
Survived by:  3 Sons and Daughters in law: Elder Mike and Deborah Stuart, Milton Stuart, Elder Glen and Lana Stuart; 2 Daughters: Jackie Williams, Judith Lang; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Sheila Bourgeois, Danny Stuart, Carey and Vance Prindiville, Codie Marler, Jessica and Jimmy O’Quinn, Kayla and Billy Sabel, Tracie and Michael Stroud, Cara Williams, Amanda and Corey Stephens, Dana and Rod Graham; 19 Great-grandchildren;4 Great-great-grandchildren; 8 Siblings and Spouses: Edna Thomas, Marlene Fitzmorris, Gilda and Elder Willie J. Passman, Julie and Walter Guchereau, Sharon and Billy Simmons, Elmo and Delores McNeese, Don McNeese, David McNeese; Special Friends and Caregivers Debbie King, Daughter-in-law Brenda Stuart and Granddaughter Shelia Bourgeois; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Elder James Douglas Stuart, her mother and step-father Alice and Archie McNeese, her father Alfred Hembree, 2 grandchildren Shane Stuart, Buffy Stuart, 2 sons in law Bernard Lang and Russell Williams.
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday September 7th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Thursday with Elder Mike Stuart, Elder Glen Stuart, Elder Edward Penton and Elder Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Tyler Cunningham, Kevin Garner, David McNeese, Billy Passman, Danny Stuart, Jimmy Stuart.

Joseph "Elvis" Day
September 03, 1929 - September 05, 2016
Joseph “Elvis” Day went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday September 5, 2016. He was born on September 3, 1929 in Spring Creek, Louisiana. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1952 until 1954. 
He was survived by a daughter, Dorothy Eileen Sagely and husband, Perry; three sons, Joseph Byron Day and wife, Lora, Grover Lane Day, and wife, Judy, and Wendell Scott Day and wife, Loretta; five granddaughters, Kayla Sagely Petitto and husband, Michael, Stacy Day Cornette and husband, Cody, Amy Day, Sonya Day, and Rhonda Day; a grandson, Robert Day and wife, Summer; ten great grandchildren; sister, Lauree Phillips; 2 brothers, Lynn Day and Grant Day. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Bates Day; a grandson, Wendell Scott Day, Jr. and his parents, Ivy and Maggie Cutrer Day. 
Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 6 PM until 9 PM on Thursday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Friday, September 9, 2016. Services conducted by Bro. Joe Day and Bro. Leroy McElveen. Interment Red Bluff Cemetery, Greensburg. 
Active pallbearers are Timothy Bates, Joey Harrell, Travis Day, Cody Cornette, Michael Petitto, Jr., Keith Day, Chris Holland, and Sheriff Nat Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Adrian Phillips, Lamar Bates, and Johnny Bates. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Justin Patrick "J.P." Johanson 
May 10, 2001 - September 4, 2016 
Justin Patrick "J.P." Johanson 15, of Columbus, GA. died Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Columbus, GA.
A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 10, 2016 at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. Cindy Cox Garrard and Chaplain Capt. Brad Kattlemann officiating. Interment will be held in Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, LA.
J.P. was born May 10, 2001 in Biloxi, MS at Kessler Air Force Base, son of Penny Perrette Johanson and Major Justin Blu Johanson.
J.P. was an avid lover of sports and during his young life he had played football, basketball, golf and Ice Hockey. His true love was baseball where he played league ball at Peach and American Little Leagues. He played travel ball with the Young Guns and Copperheads baseball teams. He attended middle school at St. Luke where he was on the Golf and Baseball team and was currently a Sophomore at Northside High School where he was a member of the Junior Varsity Baseball Team.
J.P. was best known for his kind and warm heart; he cherished his friends and was never at a loss for words when around them. He loved life and being around his friends, his smile and kindness were two of his most well known attributes.
J.P. was preceded in death by his grandfathers Milton Perrette and Douglas Johanson.
Survivors include his parents Penny P. Johanson of Bogalusa, LA. and Justin B. Johanson of Poplarville, MS., maternal grandparents Terry and Bonnie Riuz of Bogalusa, LA., paternal grandmother Shirley Murphy of Amite, LA., and numerous family members.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northside Baseball Booster Club P.O. Box 1643 Fortson, Ga. 31808 in memory of J.P. Johanson.

McKenzie Ella Wright 
November 4, 2013 - September 4, 2016 
McKenzie Ella Wright, age 2, born on November 4, 2013 in Birmingham, AL, a resident of Bush, LA, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her parents, McCurry Wright and Mindy Spencer of Bush, LA; three brothers, Bradley Adkins, Hunter Adkins and Spencer Wright all of Bush, LA; her aunts, Misty Spencer of Covington, LA, Tanya Ey of Conowingo, MD and Caylee Roberts of Birmingham, AL; her uncles, Christopher Glass of Covington, LA, Ryan Roberts of Birmingham, AL, and Johnny Ey of Conowingo, MD; her cousins, August and Davey Glass of Covington, LA, Hunter Christian Birmingham, AL, and Kevyn Knight of Conowingo, MD; her maternal grandmother, Shelly Spencer of Bush, LA; her paternal grandmother, Michelle Christian of Birmingham, AL.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Richard Lee “Spence” Spencer, Jr.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M at Palestine Baptist Church, 59369 Palestine Church Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
Funeral Services will begin at 6:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald "Ole Skool" Anders
April 20, 1960 - September 04, 2016
Another Angel has gained his wings. Ronald Glenn Anders transitioned from earth to glory on Sunday, September 4, 2016.
On April 20, 1960 Ronald was born. To many he was known as “Ole Skool”. He was a loving son, father, uncle and friend with an outgoing personality.
Memories will be cherished forever in the hearts of his mother, Helen Anders of Franklinton, LA; three daughters, Rona Boapner and Rhonda Evans of New Orleans, and Jasmine of Woodville, MS; three brothers, Jerry (Dianna) of Iowa, Reginald (Wilma) of Texas, Michael Dunham (Ebony) of Franklinton, LA; three sisters, Kathy Anders of Houston, TX, Ollie Anders of Baton Rouge, LA, and Tomika Henry-Tony (Tyrone) of Applevalley, CA.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Ronald was preceded in death by his dad, Leon Hart, Jr. and brother Clenton Ray Andrews.
The visitation will be Friday, September 9, 2016 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, La.
The funeral service will be 12:00PM Saturday, September 10, at New Jerusalem Baptist Church (44030 Max Brumfield Road, Franklinton, LA. Pastor Michael Oree will be officiating the service.

Katie Miller White
October 11, 1942 - September 4, 2016
KATIE JEAN MILLER WHITE, AGE 73 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning September 4, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was an avid horsewoman and rider earlier in life that enjoyed watching football games on TV, especially her favorite LSU Tigers. Katie was a former activity director at an elderly care facility and also liked to watch courtroom drama TV shows. She was a loving mother and grandmother that cherished the time spent with her young grandchildren.
Survived by:  Daughter: Lisa White of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Joseph and Crystal Oncale of Franklinton; 7 Grandchildren: Josh Oncale, Taylor White, Savannah Smith, Zachary Oncale, Eva Crowe, Ericka Crowe, Collin Manhiem, Britton Thomas; Great-granddaughter: Elaina Oncale; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Pam and Joe Smith, Connie Clairy all of Walker, Gayla Wilson of Osyka, MS; Brother and Sister in law: Norman and Joyce Miller of Walker; Brother in law: Ed Herman of Georgia; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son Derrick Joseph White, husband Frederick White, her parents Lindsey L. Miller and Odilee Alford Miller and sister Lilly Herman.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday September 10th from 11 am until 1 pm. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 pm with Dr. Joe Baugh officiating.

Judith D. Grimes Correnti
March 01, 1949 - September 03, 2016
Judith D. Grimes Correnti (67) a native of bogalusa and resident of Independence, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Passage Hospice in New Orleans. Judi will be greatly missed. 
She leaves behind her husband, Andrew Correnti; daughter, Angela Correnti Wright (Ricky); son, Mike Correnti (Ramona); 2 step-daughters, Regina Altobello (Chris) and Mary Ann Norvell (Rod); grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Chris, Andy, Izzy, Robert, Heather, Allie, Michelle, John, Dominic, Kaitlyn and Kason; 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Fannie Grimes; and her brothers and sisters, Coyt Grimes, Edith Grimes Petitto, Lucille Grimes Ogima, Layton Grimes, Archie Grimes, Wilton Grimes and Nelson Grimes. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Religious Services will be held at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church at 10:00AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Services conducted by Fr. Howard Adkins. Interment Colonial Cemetery, Independence. 

Kenneth Loyd Alford
February 4, 1967 - September 3, 2016
KENNETH LOYD ALFORD, AGE 49 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 11 PM Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Fern Crest Living Center, New Orleans, LA. He was employed by Bradley Reid Logging. He liked to stay busy working in the outdoors and enjoyed fishing.
Survived by:  Mother: Nell Alford Smith Applegate of Mt. Hermon; 3 Daughters: Amanda Pierce Huggins and Kendra Alford both of Franklinton, Amber Alford of Ponchatoula; 2 Brothers: William Allen “Bill” Alford of Walker, Brian Keith Alford of Mt. Hermon; 11 Grandchildren: Mason Alford, Tyrin Fitzmorris, Dylann Fitzmorris, Kadison Miller, McKayla Germain, Ciara Germain, Raegen Williams, Raechel Williams, Keeley Athey, Morgan Athey, Dalton Athey
He was preceded in death by his father Harold Loyd Alford, his grandparents William Alvin and Audice Bickham Alford, and Clifford and Mary Lee Knight Ingram.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and after 9 AM Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery.

Anderson "Jake" Burris
October 27, 1941 - September 02, 2016
Anderson “Jake” Burris went peacefully to his savior on September 2, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was born to the late George and Margie Long Burris on October 27, 1941. He was the fourth of eight children. Anderson attended Washington Parish schools. He married Ollie Jean Bickham at an early age. To this union, two sons were born; David and Delton Burris. Anderson’s career was in Construction as a very efficient Dozer Operator for Creel Bros. and Burris Dozer Service.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories two daughters, Lorraine (Ronnell, Jr.) Bell Sartin, Bogalusa, LA, and Renee Daniels Tate, Franklinton, LA; two sons, David Burris and Delton Burris both of New Orleans, LA; three brothers, Oneal Burris of Rosedale, MS, Gentris (Evelyn) Burris of Amite, LA, and Larry (Brenda) Burris of Franklinton, LA; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Burris of Mt. Hermon, LA, and Patricia Burris of Baton Rouge, LA; two brothers-in-law, Oliver White and Judith Littleton both of New Orleans, LA, three special friends, Melissa “Liz” Curney of Bogalusa, LA, Jacqeline Evans of Bogalusa, LA, and Johnnie (Catherine) Weary of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren he raised, O’Lando Bell of Baton Rouge, LA, his favorite, La’Raybenn “Nu” Bell of Bogalusa, LA and Kelly Tate, Jr. of Hammond, LA and a host of grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and numerous relatives and friends.
Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, George Burris and Margie Mae Long Burris; three sisters, Leida Burris White, Bessie Burris Littleton, and Renella Burris Henderson; his brother, Tyrone Burris; and his longtime companion, Mae Hazel Bell.
Anderson would say, “Do not grieve for me, for my days were well spent”.
The visitation will be Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa from 12:00PM until the time of the funeral service; which will start at 2:00PM. Rev. Terrence August will be officiating the service. The interment will be held at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness in Franklinton, LA.

Nathan W. Bush 
February 11, 1943 - September 2, 2016 
Nathan W. Bush, 73, passed away September 2, 2016, at Our Lady of the Angels Medical Center. A native of Bogalusa, Nathan served in the U.S. Army reserve, graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University, and was an accomplished banker for many years. After retiring from the banking industry, Nathan enjoyed farming, traveling, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Nate was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Zoie Bush, his wife of 45 years, Carol Cassidy Bush, his sister and brother-in-law, Catherine B. and Ronald Perry, and a nephew, Ronnie Perry.
He is survived by his twin brother, Tommy Bush, and a younger brother, Herbert Bush, his children, Michael Patton Bush (Allison), Jennifer Cassidy Bush (Jeffrey) Primes, his grandchildren, Gage and Kaedea Primes, Weston Bush, Jeremy and Jathan Bryant, and many loved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Annunciation Catholic Church with visitation beginning at 9:00am until mass at 11:00am. A procession will follow with interment in Ponemah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the St. Jude's Research Hospital.

De'Shonda Luuan Foster
January 03, 1977 - September 01, 2016
De’Shonda Luuan Foster was born on January 3, 1977 to Glenda Faye Sartin and John D. Foster, Sr. in Bogalusa, LA. She departed this life at the age of 39 on September 1, 2016 at her home.
At an early age De’Shonda joined New Triumph Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. James Sartin, Jr., Rev. A.J. Manning and Rev. E.L. Powell. She later joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Tom Bailey, Jr. and now residing pastor, Rev. Douglas Hart.
De’Shonda attended Bogalusa High School where she ran track and was a member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JRTC); then De’Shonda attended Varnado High School where she graduated in 1996.
De’Shonda leaves to cherish her memories, three children, De’Shontaire’ LaJai Foster, Kelliyah De’Shonti’ Foster and Kalik De’Shun Foster all of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Glenda Sartin Speights of Bogalusa, LA; father, John D. Foster, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, John D. Foster, Jr.; one aunt Clementine Berinard of Bogalusa, LA; uncles, David Sartin, Vernell Sartin, Willie Sartin, Rev. Edward (Tammy) Sartin, Sr. all of Bogalusa, LA, Fletcher (Deloris) Hopkins of Bogalusa, William (Annie Mae) Henry of Hattiesburg, MS and Austin Henry of Orlando, FL; cousin/sister, Monica Buffination of Baton Rouge, LA; cousins/brothers, Keith Jackson of Houston, TX, Gerard Jackson of Clinton, LA, Roy Sartin of Chicago, IL, Duane Cotton and Datin Sartin of Bogalusa, LA; special people, Michelle Douglas, Raphael Lexi, Shelita Robinson, Todsha Beck, Kamala Kemp Fox, Stacey Saraceno, Ruben and Melody Watts all of Bogalusa, LA, and Lacecia Brown of Baton Rouge, LA. 
The visitation will be Friday, September 9, 2016 from 2:00PM-5:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa. The family hour will be from 5:00PM-7:00PM.
The funeral service will be 11:00AM Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Douglas Hart, pastor, officiating.
The interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

David H. Seal 
October 15, 1959 - September 1, 2016 
David H. “Boo” Seal, 56, a lifelong resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016. He was a retired operator for International Paper Box Factory, a member of Memorial Baptist Church and an avid Fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Magee Seal of Bogalusa, LA; a daughter, Leigha Beth Seal (Josh Miley) of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Tyler Seal of Bogalusa, LA, and Casey Varnado (Melissa) of Madisonville, LA; a granddaughter, Olivia Miley; two grandsons, Aiden Varnado and Conner Miley all of Bogalusa, LA; his mother, Mary Helen Seal of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Kathy Sumrall (John) and Lori Dickson (David) both of Bogalusa, LA, and Shari Turni (Gene) of Covington, LA; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, co-workers and fishermen.
He is preceded in death by his father, Murton Seal, Jr.; grandparents, Murton Seal, Sr. and Jeanette Seal, and Tillman and Annie Chapman.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Field Thigpen and Ben Nevers officiating. Intement to follow at McGehee Cemetery.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Zeus MCCA Den and the members of PRSC “Pearl River Single Circuit” Fishing Club.

James Alton Seal 
September 17, 1945 - September 1, 2016 
James Alton Seal, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 70, born on September 17, 1945 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam Conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann Moore Seal of Bogalusa, LA; his daughter and son-in-law, Nikki Seal Wheat (Scott) of Bogalusa, LA; two grandaughters, Kaleigh Alizabeth Boone and Kinslee AnnaLeise Boone of Bogalusa, LA; his sister, Juanita Seal Stringer of Angie, LA; four brothers, Vernon Seal (Barbara) of Covington, LA, Lloyd Seal (Linda) of Angie, LA, Wilson Seal (Valerie) of Angie, LA, and Milton Seal of Isabel, LA; two sister-in-laws, Wanda Moore Seal and Lynn Scardino Seal; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Talmadge Seal and Polly Olivia Singley Seal; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dolphus Seal; his maternal grandparents, John and Olivia Duncan Singley; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, George and Elvie Moore; three brothers. Norman Seal, Alvin Seal and Earl Seal.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, September 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Moon and Clyde Woodward, Jr. officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post#24.

Evelyn Louise Dickens 
July 22, 1928 - August 31, 2016 
Evelyn Louise Dickens, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 88, born on July 22, 1928, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, LA.
She is survived by a daughter, Marie Martin of Bogalusa, LA; a son, Royce Richard Moffett of Holden, LA; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren .
She is preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” Dickens; a son, Ronald Moffett; and by her parents, H. N. Grantham and Jennie Brinkley Grantham Moffett.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016 with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating at Grantham Cemetery in Bush, LA.

Hershe Provost Oliver
September 23, 1938 - August 31, 2016
HERSHE PROVOST OLIVER, AGE 77 and a resident of Enon died at 4:10 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at her residence. She was a member of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church and enjoyed her Quilting Ministry.
Survived by:  Husband of 59 years: Lawrence H. “Larry” Oliver of Enon; 2 Sons and daughters-in-law: Donnie Lee and Keren Oliver of Bogalusa, Lawrence Douglas and Tami Oliver of Alexandria; 2 Daughters and sons in law: Joyce and Jim Weaver,Ruth and Rick Naquin all of Enon; Sister: Judy Wheat of Rosenberg, TX; 3 Brothers and a sister in law: Allen W. Provost of Philadelphia, MS, Joseph E. Provost and Teresa Fuenctes of Paris, TN, Garland B Provost of Enon; 15 Grandchildren; 36 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild; Numerous nieces and nephews and other friends; She was preceded in death by her parents Ethel “Eft” and Hilda Corkern Provost, a brother in law Rev. Jerry Wheat and sister in law Emily Ann Provost.
Visitation will be at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church, Friday, September 2, 2016 from 6 PM until 9 PM and after 9 AM Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday at the church with Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Brian Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Doug Oliver, Don Oliver, Edward Provost, Kyle Weaver, Rick Naquin, Bo Galloway

Hunter James Stokes
June 21, 1995 - August 30, 2016
HUNTER JAMES STOKES, AGE 21 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 6 PM Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at his residence.  He was a country boy at heart.  
Survived by:  Father: James Stokes of Mt. Hermon; Mother: Stacey Gilliland of Kentwood; Grandparents: Carley and Ann Stokes of Mt. Hermon; 2 Brothers: Brent Stokes, Kolby Stokes; Sister: Kelly Denise Stokes all of Mt. Hermon; Loves of his life niece Karmen Stokes and nephew Braylen Stokes; Special Aunt and Uncle: Janice and Paul Smith; Aunts: Angela D. Cutrer, Tracey Rhodus; Special Cousins: Gaven Starett and Haleigh Starett, Tiffine Rhodus and Chasity Coon
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Sandra G. Granger, great grandparents Gordan and Ruby Faye Duncan, and Aunt Crystal Gilliland.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 11 AM until 3 PM. A funeral service will be held at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Maples Cemetery.

Jimmy Oneal Jackson
December 12, 1968 - August 30, 2016
Mr. Jimmy Oneal Jackson passed away at the age of 47 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
He leaves to cherish his memories two sons, Keundrad Roberts of Independence, LA and Nathaniel Nelson of Mississippi; four daughters, Kevondia Roberts of Pensacola, FL, Keundria Jackson and Keshaundria Jackson both of Independence, LA, Terriunna Venible of Amit, LA; two brothers, Willie E. Jackson and Aundrea Jackson both of Mt. Hermon, LA; two sisters, Terri Jackson McGowan and Angelena Jackson both of Mt. Hermon, LA; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Father, Charles Edward and Jeanette Jackson. 
Memorial service will be held at 3:00PM on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Union Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Sherman Berry – Pastor Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements

Alice Laminda Rhoden
December 23, 1925 - August 29, 2016
Alice Laminda Rhoden age 90 passed away August 29, 2016 in Slidell La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was also a retired school teacher. She is survived by two daughters, Patsy Landry of Slidell la, and Linda Kay Clark of Bogalusa La. One sister Clara Kennedy of Angie La. Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Rhoden, parents William Oscar and Emma O'Berry Knight, brothers Talmage Knight, Jack Knight, Doyle Knight. Sisters, Lillian Carter, Lois Hollenshead, and Doris Creel. 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday August 30, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue of Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Keith Brance will officiate. 

Wallace Morace
August 6, 1945 - August 28, 2016
WALLACE NORMAN MORACE, AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton, LA died Sunday afternoon August 28, 2016 at his home. He was a native of Jonesville, LA and a former resident of Ferriday, LA for nearly 30 years before moving to Washington Parish in 2007. Wallace was a member of the Woodlawn Pentecostal Church in Columbia, MS that enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He also loved to spend his spare time fishing and woodworking.
Survived by: Wife of over 52 years: Diane Patten Morace of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: David Anthony Morace and Vicky Morace of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: LaJan Morace Sutherland and Brian Sutherland of Franklinton; Grandson: Brandon Morace of Franklinton; 2 Sisters: Louise Smith of Vidalia, LA, Lillian Moore of Jena, LA; 4 Step-grandchildren; 5 Step-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Mose Morace, Sr. and Lonie Ebey Morace, a brother Mose Morace, Jr. and 6 sisters Bertie Jones, Dorothy Kelley, Mary Craig, Evelyn Moore, Dora Parker and Delcie Harrigill.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Wednesday August 31st from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Carney, Rev. Stephen Binion and Rev. Jerron Carney officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Larkin Jackson, Andre’ Morace, Kirby Kelly, Shelton Craig, DeLan Hale, Lance Cooper, Gerald Tony, Darrell Bryan

Mark Douglas Schneider Samford 
July 23, 1982 - August 24, 2016 
Mark Douglas Schneider Samford, age 34, a former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Miami, FL where he had been living since 2014.
He is survived by his mother, Delee Samford of Bogalusa, LA; his step-father, Ricky Barnes of Bogalusa, LA; his father, Mark Schneider, Sr. of Biloxi, MS; his son, Gavin Samford; his step-daughters, Karcin and Presten Bounds; his step-son, Zohen Bounds all of Bogalusa, LA; his ex-wife, her husband, and dear friends, Tonya Barber Bounds and Ryan Colby Bounds of Bogalusa, LA; his grandmother, Brenda Samford of Bogalusa, LA; his grandfather, Bobby Schneider, Sr. of Slidell, LA; his beloved brother, Joshua (Flavia) Samford of Slidell, LA; his step-sister, Danielle Barnes of New Orleans, LA; his uncles, Troy and Travis Samford of Slidell, LA, Bobby Lee Schneider, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA, Keith Schneider of Biloxi, MS, Michael Schneider of Bogalusa, LA, and Jerry Schneider of Slidell, LA; his aunts, Cynthia Beyers of IN, Rachel (Kerry) Miley of Bogalusa, LA and Karrie Samford of Slidell, LA; numerous cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Matthew Samford; his grandfather, Zarnoff Samford; his grandmother, Velma Schneider; and uncle, Shirkee Samford.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Lassley officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Classie Mae Bearden
November 22, 1944 - August 24, 2016
Classie Mae Bearden answered the Master’s final call on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Classie was born on November 22, 1944 to the late Cleve and Alice Bearden in Bogalusa, Louisiana. 
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Alice and Cleve Bearden; step-mother, Sophie Bearden; three brothers, Joseph, Jonas, and Josephus Bearden; three sisters, Bonnie B. Brown, Essie Bearden, and Yvonne Washington.
She leaves to celebrate her new life in heaven and cherish her earthly memories: daughters, Phyllis Strawder of Houston, TX, Yvette Bearden of Bogalusa LA; Son, Jumetrus Bearden of Bogalusa, LA; Niece, Mary Brown of Bogalusa, LA; Sister-in-law, Maxine Bearden of New Orleans LA; Grandchildren, Tamika Bearden, Houston, TX; Lakelia Bearden, Jamia Bolton, Javontae Bearden, Jemetria Newell, Jumetrus Bearden Jr., Jayden Bearden, Jasmine Schillling (Devyn) and Laura Weary; Bogalusa, LA, great grandchildren; Jyren Bearden, Jamiya Brown, Lance Jackson II, Jayla Bearden, Jemerious Williams, JaMarlo Williams, I’Bree Manning, Devin Lee Schilling Jr;, Mariyah Marks (ladybug), Reginald Ryan-Carter Young (Big Yella), Kash Bearden (Guitar Slim), she had favorite names for her new great-grandchildren, nephews Josephus Bearden Jr. and Nicholas Bearden; special cousins, Pauline Torrence, Shirley Peters, Janice Pigott, Rose Rayford, and Barbara Williams; lifelong friends, Olivia Mondy, Faye Holts, Vie Magee, Emma Lee, Emma Sibley and a host of other relatives and friends. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00PM with a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral will be held at 12:00PM on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Douglas Hart – officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Hattie Mae Carter
December 17, 1933 - August 24, 2016
Hattie Mae Ella Clark Carter was born on December 17, 1933 in Crowder, MS to Humphrey Paul Clark and Mamie Lee Gibson. Ms. Hattie departed this world on August 24, 2016. Ms. Hattie was a resident of Kentwood Manor Nursing Home. She was a daughter, sister, wife and mother. She was a member of Bayou Baptist Church in Slidell. She was also a veteran of the United States Air Force. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 2 PM until 4 PM, on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Interment Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 3488 Grantham College Dr., Slidell, LA 70460 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 11 AM. 

Randolph Humphries, Sr.
July 4, 1941 - August 23, 2016
Randolph “Randy” Humphries, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. He was 75, a native of Pineville, LA and a resident of Franklinton, LA. Randy was a veteran of U.S. Army Reserve and retired from Avondale Shipyard after 45 years of service. 
He was the beloved husband of the late Alma Lynn Baudin Humphries. Father of Randolph Humphries, Jr. (Reba), Pamela Dykes (Melvin), Melissa Davis (Shawn), Michelle Coste (Ricky) and the late Janet L. Humphries. Grandfather of Stephanie A. (Joel), Daphne L. (Josh) and Lee M. (Kirsty), Ashley M. Lee, Lauren N. (Andre) and Rachel A. (Brad Sr.), Rebecca S., Janet L. and Dorothy, Chance, George (Bethany) and Monique (Brandon,Sr.) Ruby and Jason C. and the late Samantha L. Davis. Great grandfather of Kamden, Brad Jr., Branden, Shawn, Wyeth, Payton, Brandon Jr., Cameron and Leah. Son of the late Daphne Bonds Humphries and Evans Brown Humphries. Brother of Gertrude, Russell, Kenneth, Helen, Donna, Roger, Gene and the late Margaret Roberts, Vernon Humphries and Evans, Jr. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral. Service at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 315 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation at the church from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Killian Chapel Cemetery, Montpelier, LA. Arrangements by L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home. 

Richard Bickham
October 08, 1965 - August 23, 2016
Mr. Richard Earl “Red” Bickham passed away at the age of 50 on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at The Hospice House in Slidell, La.  Richard Bickham was born October 8, 1965 in Bogalusa, La. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Charlotte Thomas Bickham; to this union one child was born Teaghan Salis Bickham; twelve children, Ashnia Anders, Rashard Bickham, Richard Berry, and Adarrius Berry all of Franklinton, La, ZyKerian Bickham of Kentwood, La, Dyamaio R. Bickham and O’Ryan K. Bickham both of Houston, TX, Anthony Nunnery of San Antonio, TX, Mighonna Bickham of Bogalusa, La, Richard Bickham, Tyechia Bickham, and Rissan Bickham all of Atlanta, Ga; his father, Silas J. Bickham of Franklinton, La; two brothers Henry (Patricia) Bickham of Franklinton, La, and Steven (Shineta) Bickham of Lacombe, La; three sisters, Mary L. Panton and Alicia M. Bickham of Mt. Hermon, La, and Amy (Neal) Crosby of Franklinton, La; five grandchildren, Jamerian Anders, Jeremiah Anders, Jah’Miya Anders, Kailey Nunnery, and Ka’liyah Nunnery all of Franklinton, La; A special cousin, Stanley Bickham; and a special friend, Sedric Wilson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, relatives and friends too numerous to mention herein; yet all are bereaved at his passing.
Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie J. Robertson Bickham; his maternal grandparents, Albert and Mary Robertson; paternal grandparents, Julius and Lona Bickham; and his brother in- law, Ronald E. Panton
The visitation will be held Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00PM followed by funeral services beginning at 1:00PM at Friendship Church of God In Christ in Hackley, LA with Eld. Magee – Pastor. Interment will be held at Hayes United Methodist Cemetery.

Bill Lilly
July 7, 1932 - August 23, 2016
WILLIAM DUDLEY “BILL” LILLY, AGE 84 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died late Tuesday night August 23, 2016 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Bill was a mechanic of the Washington Parish Court House for 32 years after receiving his degree from Sullivan Vocational School. He was a past president of the Washington Parish Federation of the Blind and represented his group at the state level in Baton Rouge. Despite that disability, Bill achieved many more things not considered possible. He was a longtime piano tuner and re-builder and was an honorary deputy of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Bill was a professional musician that traveled throughout the area playing in church revival services as well as the services of his church, Mt. Hermon Pentecostal. Bill had the opportunity to travel and play music in Nashville, TN several times but passed to continue his Lord’s work by helping to plant numerous churches and Christian schools. He believed in second chances for all people and he had a favorite saying “If there is a Will, there is a Way”, as his life has proven.
Survived by:  Wife: Lavenia Lona Duncan Lilly of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Bobby Lynn and Sonya Lilly of Omaha, AR; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Venie Lee Lilly Spears and Billy Wayne Spears of Thomas, Marilyn and Wayne Taylor of Franklinton, Linda Darlene Garcia and Rev. Raymond Garcia of Mt. Hermon; 14 Grandchildren and Spouses: Heath Spears, Heather Spear Looper and Earl Looper, Hope Spears, Hannah Spears Newman, Kenny and Jamie Lilly, Monica and Tyrel Ford, Shelly Renee’ Taylor, Raymond, II and Priscilla Garcia, Russell and Kristy Garcia, Rodney and Edana Garcia, Randall J. Garcia and Tracie Jones, Keisha and Heath Jones, Kayla and Juan Mendoza, Kendra and Gasper Mendoza; 31 Great-grandchildren; Sister and Brother in law: Martha Lilly Terrell and Toxie Terrell of Prentiss, MS; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his son William Roy Lilly, his parents Dudley Thiboux Lilly and Ruby Albritton Lilly, 2 brothers J.C. Lilly and Robert Lilly and great-grandsons Micah and Mathan.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 25th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bobby Lynn Lilly, Rev. Raymond Garcia, Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Darren Terrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Heath Spears, Raymond Garcia, II, Keith Lilly, Robert Samuel Duncan, II, Darren Terrell, Gasper Mendoza
Honorary Pallbearers: Randy Seal, Bill Burris, Reggie Simmons, Mike Cupit

Virgil Ray Hunt 
January 31, 1930 - August 22, 2016 
Virgil Ray Hunt, 86, passed away at his home in Bogalusa, LA on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Bogalusa. He was a Retired Millwright with 46 years of service at Crown Zellerbach and owned Treasure Hunt Antiques since the mid - 1970's. He was a member of Lee's Creek Baptist Church and he was baptized in the creek as a boy, with his brother and father. He loved refinishing and repairing antiques for his customers. He was always on the look out for things to buy for his shop. Over the years he raised cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats and chickens. He bred and sold rat terriers for years. He gave away hundreds of bags full of satsumas every year from his very prolific bush in his yard. He was very kind to everyone he met. He was very active until his illness in April.
He is survived by a son, Virgil Steven Hunt (Regina); daughters, Robyn Hunt Sheridan (Shelly), and Kimberly Alane Hunt Kawick (James); former wife, Mary Kay Toca Hunt all of Bogalusa, LA; sister-in-law, Betty Rose Hunt of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Benjamin S. Hunt of Alexandria, LA, Donald W. Hall of Bogalusa, LA, and Jason A. Hunt of Baxterville, MS; great-grandchildren, Austin J. Hunt of Bogalusa, LA, Niki Montana Hunt of Baxterville, MS, Marley and Madison Hunt of Baxterville, MS, Briana Springer of Bulger, PA; nephews, Charles V. Hunt, Jr. of Tennessee, and Richard H. Hunt of Angie, LA; niece, Brenda H. Hearn of Alaska; also survived by many cousins; great-nieces; great-nephews; friends and loyal customers.
Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by his parents, Maxiel and Mary N. Hunt; brother, Charles V. Hunt, Sr.; grandsons, Scott B. Hunt and Cody A. Sheridan.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment to follow at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Carina Dawn Locke
January 3, 1988 - August 21, 2016
CARINA DAWN LOCKE, AGE 28 and a resident of Enon died Sunday night August 21, 2016 at her home. She was a very caring and friendly person to all the people she met. Dawny, as she was affectionately known to her family, enjoyed listening to her favorite music and getting nicely dressed up. She was an animal lover but most especially loved her children and cherished the time she spent with them.
Survived by:  Son: Matthew Locke and his father Matthew Holland; Daughter: Re’Anna Locke and her father Matthew Thames; Mother: Arlene Locke and Peter Helander of Enon; Father: David Locke of Franklinton; 3 Sisters: Star Locke and Herb Templet of the Richardson Community, Angel Locke Escarra and Craig Escarra of Hammond, Jennifer Hosey and Jarod Patten of Franklinton; Brother: Byron Barletto of Enon; Grandmother: Marie Waller of Ponchatoula; Grandfather: Wendyl Locke of Plaquemines Parish; Nephews and Nieces: Tyler Gendron, Michael Miner, Payton Ricker, Piper Miller, Aleigha Talley; Great Aunt: Judy Dies of Rayville; Special Friend: Kelley Quinn; Also numerous aunts, uncles, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather Robert Waller, grandmothers Mildred Harris and Carol Surret Gill, a cousin Ramsey Reese, 2 aunts, 3 uncles and her great-grandparents.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 25th from 4 pm until 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 7 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. 

Margie Thomas Maples Doughtie
November 28, 1942 - August 21, 2016
MARGIE THOMAS MAPLES DOUGHTIE, AGE 73 and a resident of French Settlement died early Sunday August 21, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Laplace, after being displaced following the recent flooding. She was a native of Washington Parish and was a beautician for over 40 years, both operating her own shop and working in other areas. Margie enjoyed the great outdoors and camping. She loved working in her garden and tending to her flowers. Margie was also an animal lover that enjoyed bird watching and she had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Mimi.
Survived by:  3 Daughters and Son in law: Theresa Maples Naquin and Charles Naquin, Sybil Maples Carlton all of Laplace, Lee Anne Doughtie of French Settlement; 2 Sons and Daughters in Law: Milton W. and Carol Maples, Chris E. and Donna Maples all of Killian, LA; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses: Victoria and Mark Vicknair, Brandon Naquin, Justin and Lynn Naquin, Jonathan and Courtney Naquin, Tasha Maples, Tara Maples, Brad Guy, Melissa Bell, Brandy Carlton, Joshua Carlton, Ashley Carlton, Jackie Sue Carlton; 12 Great-grandchildren: Ethan Vicknair, Austin Vicknair, Brycen Naquin, Evan Everett, Devin Maples, Kaylie Guy, Jarred Guy, Jonathan Andrews, Tanner Carlton, Chance Johansen, Crimson Johansen, Tessa Carlton; 2 Sisters: Linda T. Talbot, Hazel T. Doucet; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by husbands Abner Maples and Obie Doughtie, and infant daughter Willene Maples, her parents Porter Thomas and Mary Roberts Thomas, sisters Shirley Gill, Maudine Orgeron, Betty O’Brien, brother George Thomas and longtime companion James Donald Breaux.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Saturday August 27th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with her grandson Jonathan Naquin officiating. Burial will follow in the Maples Cemetery near Mt. Hermon. 

Cynthia Marie Payne
January 28, 1968 - August 21, 2016
Lord bless the late Robert Bickham and Zadie Mae Spikes with a beautiful daughter, Cynthia Marie Lee Payne on January 28, 1968. Sister Payne was a born again Christian. She rejoined her maternal family church, Ford Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. From her time rejoining her church, Cynthia severed apart of the Usher Board, Women’s Mission and a kitchen worker for services of her church. Sister Payne was a stay at home grandmother to her one and only grandson, Thurston Jerrod Wright Jr. 
Cynthia leaves to cherish her memories, her mother Zadie Mae Spikes; along with two daughters, LeKeisha (Thurston) Lee of New Orleans, La, and Na’Sheka Lee of Hattiiesburg, MS; two goddaughters, Kenyatta Spikes and Darilyon Lee both of Bogalusa; one godson, Kentrell Spikes; her four bodyguards “brothers”, Darren (Tanya) Lee, Derrick Lee, and Kenneth (Aryell) Spikes all of Bogalusa, La, Earnest (Stephine) Spikes of Angie, LA; one sister, Deon “Tracey” Abrams; two best friends that were like her sister, Judy Smith of Bogalusa, La, and Reshundra Nunn of Springfield, ILL; Cynthia was a proud aunt of a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, play daughters, and mostly being TJ’s ya-ya. 
She was preceded in death by her father Robert Bickham; brother, Jackie Lynn Spikes; grandmother, Dellan Lee; her aunt/godmother Emma Rogers.
A funeral service is scheduled for 3:00 pm Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Ford Chappel Missionary Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, Mississippi

Louis Stringer
January 06, 1936 - August 20, 2016
Louis Stringer was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Huller and Annie Stringer on January 6, 1939. He departed this sweet life on Saturday August 20, 2016.
Louis met Modessa Freeman at a young age, they instantly became best of friends and in love. They were married and out of this union they were blessed with two children. He accepted Christ at an early age. Louise was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will always be loved and remembered by those who loved him the most. 
He leaves to cherish his precious memories, two sisters, Virginia Peters of Angie, LA, and Dorothy Stringer of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Aaron “Ron” (Karen) McCray and Derrick “Rickey” Stringer both of Norma, OK; two stepdaughters, Phyllis (Donald) Brawner, and Felicia (Lance) Harrell both of Norma, OK; one god daughter, Amaya Robinson of Bogalusa, LA; twenty grandchildren; six great grandchildren; special friends, T.J. Owens, Ezekiel Walker, and Elaine McCloual; special thanks to Tracy Gray for being a friend and comforter in his time of need; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Huller and Annie Stringer; one son, Wayne Benjamin; four brothers, John, Joe, Will, and Spam; and one grandson, Jaron McCray.
Visitation is Friday, August 26, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Springhill Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, Mississippi.

Carolyn Ann Martin
October 14, 1942 - August 20, 2016
Carolyn Ann Martin age 73 passed away August 20, 2016 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home. She was a resident of Varnado La. She is survived by two daughters Susan (Scott) Blair, and Frankie Jones. Four grandsons, Jay and Michael Blair, Matt Hillhouse and Zach Lyons. Four great grandchildren Mark and Raegan Hillhouse and Elise Blair and Bresa Blair. 
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Blair, father T.C. Martin and mother Geraldine Martin. Brothers Tommy and Jerry Martin.
Visitation will be Monday August 22, 2016 at Varnado United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until time for services at 12 noon. Burial will be in Rester Cemetery in Varnado. Pastor Kathy Pfleider will officiate.

Horace Hobart Wheat 
February 3, 1930 - August 20, 2016 
Mr. Horace Hobart Wheat of Crossroads, MS, passed away on August 20, 2016 at his residence at the age of 86.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews; June Wheat (Pug) Stafford, of Bogalusa, LA, Robert Harrell (Bobby) Wheat, of Crossroads, MS, Beverly Wheat (Billy) Martin of Crossroads MS, Charles (Sandi) Wheat of Crossroads, MS, Michael (Teri) Hines of Jacksonville, FL, Mark (Wendy) Hines of Hattiesburg, MS, Michelle (Bill) Arlt of Columbia City, Indiana and Wade Wheat of Tucson, AZ.
Horace is also survived by several great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mattie Lee Wheat and parents A.C. Wheat and Velma Davis Wheat.
Visitation will be held on Sunday August 21, 2016 from 5:00 until 9:00p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held on Monday August 22, at 2:00p.m. With interment in the church Cemetery. The Rev. Billy Kent Smith will officiate.

Toni Lynette Mark
January 23, 1963 - August 19, 2016
Toni Lynette Mark was born on January 23, 1963 to O.C. and Lillie Mae Morris. She departed this life on Friday, August 19, 2016.  She graduated from Varnado High School and was a lifelong member of New Zion Missionary Baptist until her health begin to fail. Toni was very loving and concerned about the welfare of others. She had a magnetic personality, always wore a smile and she never met a stranger. 
She leaves to cherish her memories a faithful and devoted husband, Rev. John Mark; two sons, Keenan Mark of Bogalusa, LA, Kellan Mark of Kansas City; one daughter, Keela Mark of Chicago; four brothers, Willie Peters of Detroit, MI, Curtis Morris, and Stanley Morris both of Varnado, LA, and Douglas (Carolyn) Morris of Bogalusa, LA; four sisters, Eva Morris and Claudette Johnson of Varnado, LA, Evelyn Grays of Picayune, MS, Laura (Randy) King of Bogalusa, LA. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, O.C. and Lillie Mae Morris; a daughter, Danica Morris, two sisters, Ella Mae Hall, and Idella Roberts; one brother, Curbie Lee Morris
Visitation is Friday, August 26, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00am at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Varnado, Louisiana.

Mamie Thomas McDonald
September 6, 1921 - August 19, 2016
Mamie Thomas McDonald age 94 passed away August 19, 2016 at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Bens Ford Baptist Church. 
She is survived by two sons both of Bogalusa, Edward Wilson McDonald and Corbett Dale McDonald. Two daughters, Dianne Muchow of Denham Springs La, and Deborah Rodish also of Denham Springs La. One brother Leon Thomas Sr. of Bogalusa La, and one sister Genevieve Strahan of McComb Ms. Eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her husband Bill McDonald, a daughter Peggy Rivera, parents Ben and Pearlie Bass Thomas, one brother Louis Chalmette Thomas, and nine sisters. 
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Monday August 22, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Church Cemetery. Elder Caleb Martin will officiate.

Dorothy Miller Stinson
April 9, 1939 - August 19, 2016
DOROTHY MAE MILLER STINSON, AGE 77 and a resident of Mt. Hermon passed away early Friday August 19, 2016 at her home. She was a member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. Dorothy worked alongside her family for many years at their dairy, Stinson Farms.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Peggy Jones and George Jones, Jr. of Varnado; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Travis and Darlene Stinson, Jamie Stinson, Michael Stinson and Keri Roberts all of Mt. Hermon; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses: Ashton and Jeremy St. Germain, Kimberly Bradford and Ashton Guidry, Jacob and Natalie Bradford, Kristal and Forest Holcomb, Dee Jones, Ryan Stinson, Jaina Stinson, Savanah Jones, Tyler Stinson, Jacie Stinson, Jodie Beth Stinson; 9 Great-grandchildren: Preston and Nancy Holcomb, Rylan, Cohen, Sawyer and Quinn St. Germain, Cooper Guidry, Reed and Carolyn Bradford; Sister and Brother in law: Annie Ruth and Dale McElveen of Mt. Hermon; Brother and Sister in law: Harvey and Emma Lee Miller of Mt. Hermon; 2 Brothers in law: Jack Stinson, Bobby Stinson both of Lexie; Sister in law: Lesine Jones Harvey of Jackson, MS; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ansel Earl Stinson, parents Ollie Miller and Agnes Riley Miller, brother and sister in law Dorman and Marjorie Miller, father in law and mother in law Leslie and Leda Stinson, brothers in law and sisters in law Dean and Kost Stampelos, Evelyn Stinson, Ed Harvey, niece Sandra Stinson and nephew Jeffrey Miller.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday August 21st from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Galloway and Rev. Russell Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jamie Stinson, Chris Tetreau, Joey Tetreau, Billy Shoemaker, Skipper Crawford, Mark Mier
Honorary Pallbearers: Patrick Williamson, Ronnie Tetreau, Peyton McDaniel

Ethel "Louise" Newell Black 
October 21, 1921 - August 18, 2016 
Ethel “Louise” Newell Black, 94, a lifelong resident of Bogalusa died, Thursday, August 18, 2016. She is survived by her 4 sons, Clarence Leo Black, III, (Carol) Raymond Newell Black, (Terry) Paul Rene Black, (Mitzi) and Alan McGrath Black (Deni); 12 grandchildren, Adrian, Renae, Kevin, Daniel, Matthew, Kristen, Lance, Justin, Nicholas, Andrew, Alexander and Patrick; and 4 great-grandchildren, Rowen, Madelyn, Grady and Evelyn. She is also survived by a sister, Agnes Newell; a host of nieces and nephews.
Beloved wife of the late Clarence Leo “Buddy” Black, Jr. for over 50 blessed years. She is preceded in death by her father Guy Rene Newell, Sr.; her mother Marie Louise LeBlanc Newell; a sister, Clisty Agatha Newell; and her brother Dr. Guy Rene Newell, Jr.
She was born in Norfield, Mississippi October 21, 1921. She retired from the Bogalusa Community Mental Health Clinic where she was an integral part of the office staff. She was a member and a volunteer for numerous community organizations including, Northside Elementary PTA, Bogalusa Duplicate Bridge Club, Ingleside Symposium, Bogalusa Civic League, Ladies Annunciation Catholic Church Alter and Rosary Society, Italian American Club, French Club, Ladies Mardi Gras Group GG’s, and the Bogalusa Country Club Golden Girls. Additionally, she was an avid reader with Mark Twain being her favorite author; she was a collector of classic books, stamps and fine coins, and one of her favorite long time hobbies was needlepointing.
Sunday’s visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on August 21st; from 5:30 -9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Monday’s visitation will be at Annunciation Catholic Church August 22nd, from 9 – 11 a.m. Mass will be officiated by Reverend Father Daniel Brouillette at 11:00 a.m. Interment to immediately follow at Ponemah Cemetery. To view or sign the online guest book, please visit www.pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Annunciation Catholic Church, 517 Avenue B, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 70427.

Walker B. "Rusty" Smith, III 
January 9, 1956 - August 18, 2016 
Walker B. "Rusty" Smith, age 60, born on January 9, 1956 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at his home in Bogalusa, LA.
Rusty was a well known brick layer in the construction business for 38 years.
He is survived by one son, Walker B. "Bucky" Smith, IV (Amy) of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Brooke Beam (Jeremy) and Elizabeth Burden (Daniel) of Andalusia, AL and Taylor Smith of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Carla Robinett (Jim) of Poplar Bluff, MO and Missy Seal (Timmy) of Varnado, LA; two brothers, Jeffery Smith of Mandeville, LA and Tony Leslie (Brandy) of Sumrall, MS; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Walker B. "Buddy" Smith, Jr. and Shirley Nell Penton Smith; and a sister, Christy Lynn Barber.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Memorial Services will begin at 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Eric Williams and Rev. Kelly Penton officiating.

Barbara Jean Sykes 
June 30, 1941 - August 17, 2016 
On August 17, 2016 Barbara Jean Stillwell Sykes was called to heaven. She was born June 30, 1941 in Bogalusa.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jerry A. Sykes; a daughter, Donna Sykes Mullen (Billy); two sons, Jeff and Doug Ray Sykes; four granddaughters, Staci, Tiffiney, Madonna (Stephen), and Ashley (Gabby); seven great-grandchildren, Nicole, Matt, Rainey, Dani, Davis, Geri, and Bella; a sister, Janice Billings; brother-in-law, Douglas Sykes (Judy); sister-in-law, Mary Nell Stephens; niece, Shelly Sykes; several nephews; very good friends, Betty Cooper and Bobbie Sykes Miller.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Larry L. Stillwell and Julia Slade Stillwell; two brothers, Larry and Ray Stillwell; two great-grandchildren, Bailey Jean and Ray Albert Bedwell.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia Dell Dixon 
September 11, 1938 - August 16, 2016 
Georgia Dell Dixon, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born on September 11, 1938 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, LA at the age of 78.
She is survived by two sons, Bruce Dixon, Jr. (Paula) of Jackson, MS and Charles Dixon of Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Rogers and Florence Penton.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Hillview Memorial Gardens on Friday, August 19, 2016.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Homer "Slim" Westmoreland
March 31, 1928 - August 17, 2016
HOMER “SLIM” WESTMORELAND, AGE 88 And a resident of the Hays Creek Community died just after midnight Wednesday August 17, 2016 at the AMG Specialty Hospital in Covington. He was a member of Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church who enjoyed listening to old country and gospel music. Slim was a blacksmith, alongside his family, for most of his life and later worked as a diesel mechanic for Southern Truck Lines. 
Survived by:  Wife of 53 years: Betty Bankston Westmoreland of Hays Creek; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Peggy and James Leonard of Hays Creek, Deborah and Tim Leonard of Montpelier, Harriet and David Cupp of the Spring Hill Community; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kimberly and Brad Thompson, Amber Leonard and Lindsey Brou, Kristal and Cody Simmons, Tanner Westmoreland, Madelyn Cupp; 6 Great-grandchildren: Jake Thompson, Julia Thompson, Josie Thompson, Hunter Russell, Kayla Barkley, Brian Holland; 3 Sisters: Elaine Westmoreland, Paulette Beall, Mevoline Law; Sister in law: Joan Westmoreland; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Edison Westmoreland and Rebecca Viola Magee Westmoreland, grandson Warren Leonard and 4 brothers Albert Edison “Peck” Westmoreland, Jr., Devon Westmoreland, Hershel Westmoreland, Don Westmoreland.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 18th from 5 pm until 9 pm and Friday from 9 am until 11 am. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 am Friday in the Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: David Cupp, Tanner Westmoreland, Donald Wills, David Wills, Cody Simmons, Brad Thompson
Honorary Pallbearers: Hunter Russell, Scott Wills, Grayson Wills

Wade Bahm
August 21, 1925 - August 16, 2016
WADE BAHM, AGE 90 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:35 pm Tuesday August 16, 2106 at Good Samaritan Living Center. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church who loved tending to his many beautiful rose bushes. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. Wade was the Paint & Body foreman at Lynch Chevrolet for many years, while also having a body shop at his home. He served 12 years on the Washington Parish Police Jury of Ward 9.
Survived by: Daughter: Judy Bahm of Kentwood; Son: J.J. Bahm of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren and Spouses: Rev. Jim and Michelle Bryant of Walhalla, SC, Sherron and Mark Riley, Denise and Blane Sanders all of Kentwood; 5 Great-grandchildren: Richard Inkenbrandt, Braxton Womack, James Matthew Bryant, Preston Womack, Rebekah Bryant; 2 Great-great-grandchildren: Adelyn Grace and Braydon Inkenbrandt; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Bennett Bahm, parents Clifton Kip Bahm and Velma Miller Bahm, granddaughter Shelia Faye Bryant and brothers Clifford Bahm and Mikey Bahm.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date followed by burial in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.

Adilee Pierce Rester
December 1, 1933 - August 14, 2016
ADILEE CREEL PIERCE RESTER, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning August 14, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church who enjoyed spending time relaxing on her front porch while watching the many birds and squirrels that ate from her feeders. Adilee also enjoyed talking to her friends on the phone. 
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Hulon and Bobbie Pierce of Colfax, LA; 3 Sisters: Marie Westley of Jefferson, LA, Thelma Smith of Franklinton, Robeena Creel of Bogalusa; 2 Brothers: J.L. Creel of Franklinton, Arthur “T.J.” Creel of Wiggins, MS; Special Friend: Len Henson of Pearl River; Also numerous step-children, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husbands Houston Pierce and Frank Rester, her parents T.J. Creel and Rosa Mae Sharp Creel, a sister Lucille Grace Ezell and brother Willie J. Creel.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday August 17th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clay Spinks officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Edward J. Pierce, Sr. 
January 13, 1956 - August 14, 2016 
Edward J. Pierce, Sr. age 60, born in Bogalusa, LA on January 13, 1956, passed away on August 14, 2016 at his residence in Angie, LA.  He was a United States Veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Julie Pierce and Penny Pierce Wilbanks (John Ashley); a son, Edward J. Pierce, II (Nathalie); two sisters, Pauline Pierce and Paulette Lawlers (Mike); a brother, Paul Pierce, Jr.; six grandchildren, Tiarra Pierce, Destiny Ard, Elijah Pierce, Savanna, Cheyenne and Chance.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Pierce and Hazel Thomas Pierce.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 3:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Charles Ray Creel officiating. Interment to follow at Old Pierce Cemetery in Angie, LA.

James Edward Muse, III
September 03, 1963 - August 13, 2016
James Edward Muse, III, 52 years old of Kentwood, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2016.  Eddie graduated from Valley Forge Academy in 1982, Clemson University in Clemson, SC in 1987 and obtained his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from John Hopkins University in 1991. He began his Mathematical Science career with NSA in 1988 at Fort Meade, VA and eventually transferred to Denver, CO.  In 2001, he began working for Bits Systems as a Software Engineer. He immediately fell in love with Denver’s mountains, especially skiing and elk hunting. In 2011, he was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig Disease and returned home to Kentwood where he bravely walked a torturous journey, surrounded by family and friends. His team of caregivers became his family over the years. Special thanks to Melissa Grice, Joyce Johnson, Ardean Johnson, Mary Smith, Whitney Holland and Vital Home Health Nurse, Michael Davis. 
He is survived by his Mother, Norma T. Muse, siblings, Elizabeth M. Sharp and Ronnie, Trudy M. Shockley and Walter, Stephen C. Muse and Melissa, nieces and nephews, Ron Sharp, Jordan Shockley, Brayden, Sydney and Taylor Muse and Violet Lamonte. 
He is preceded in death by his father, James E. Muse Jr., maternal grandparents, Winfred and Pearl B. Travis, paternal grandparents, James E. and Vera Muse Sr. 
Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 6 PM to 9 PM and Wednesday, August 17, from 9 AM until services begin at 11 AM at Pine Ridge Methodist Church, conducted by Pastors Kevin D. Smith and Michael Townsend. Interment will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: The Gleason Initiative Foundation, PO BOX 24493, New Orleans, LA 70184. 

Doris Louise Amacker 
August 2, 1928 - August 12, 2016 
Doris Louise Amacker, 88, resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away Friday, August, 12, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Bogalusa and was a nursing assistant at Bogalusa Community Medical Center.
Doris is survived by two daughters Ova Amacker Barrere and husband Bobby of Metairie, LA and Robin Amacker Chastant and husband Walter of Bogalusa; a son Harlan Amacker and wife Aline of Poplarville, MS; 10 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents James Otho and Arvoy Jane Smith Blackwell.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 starting at 10:00 am and remaining open until the funeral service in the chapel at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home at 2:00 pm. Rev. Patrick Magee and Chris Amacker will officiate the service with interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Richard "R.A." Arlin Mizell 
February 21, 1936 - August 11, 2016 
Richard "R.A." Arlin Mizell, age 80, born in Isabel, LA on February 21, 1936, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home in Franklinton, LA.
Member of Isabel Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Brian (Julie) Mizell and Kevin Boyce Mizell, Sr. both of Isabel, LA; one sister, Joann Mizell of Isabel, LA; one brother, Buford (Martha) Mizell of Franklinton, LA; six grandchildren, Tommy (Ana) Mizell, Elisabeth Grace Mizell, Kevin Mizell, Jr., Kelsey Mizell, Katie Mizell, and Jasmine Oliver; one great-grandchild, Emmie Mae "Mae Mae" Mizell.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Josie "Jo Warren" Mizell; and by his parents, Willie and Beatrice Mizell.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Poole- Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeremy Greer and Dr. Stan Statham officiating. Interment to follow at Mizell Cemetery with Full Military Honors by the Magic City American Legion Post #24

Susan JoAnn Talley 
October 27, 1933 - August 11, 2016 
Susan JoAnn Talley, age 82, born in Poplarville, MS on October 27, 1933, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at her home in Bogalusa, LA.
Member of United Faith Pentecostal Church. Owner of Land of Sports of Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Warner (Tommy) and Shari Brumfield; two sons, Glynn Edward Talley, Jr. (Dena) and Jason Talley all of Bogalusa, LA.; two sisters, Joyce Talley of Jackson, MS and Lois Farmer (Clelly) of Poplarville, MS; two brothers, Buddy Amacker (Marilyn) and Lionel Amacker both of Poplarville, MS; brother and sister-in-law, Don Spiers (Georgia) and Patsy Johnson; eight grandchildren, Krista Mishina, Samantha Brumfield, Kasey Garrick, Colby Meiners, Chelsea Meiners, Courtney Meiners, Caleb Meiners and Aleigha Talley; thirteen great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband, Glynn Edward Talley, Sr.; a daughter, Jennifer Meiner; granddaughter, Monica Bates; grandson, Jude Talley; parents, Asa Argil Amacker and Mae Maxine Peters Amacker; and a son-in-law, Joe Brumfield.
Graveside Service will be held on Sunday August 14, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Ponemah Cemetery with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating.

Doug Schilling
February 3, 1958 - August 11, 2016
DOUGLAS SCHILLING, AGE 58 and a resident of Franklinton died early Thursday August 11, 2016 at his home. Doug loved gardening and fishing. He also enjoyed watching sports, including basketball and New Orleans Saints and LSU football. Doug worked for many years tying steel for J.W. Bryant on large construction projects throughout the area. 
Survived by:  Wife: Thelma Smith of Franklinton; 2 Daughters: Ashley Schilling, Donna Arceneaux; 3 Sons: Douglas Schilling, Dougie Smith, T.J. Smith; Father: Sam Schilling; Step-mother: Ann Schilling Henley; 2 Brothers: Randall Schilling, Scott Schilling; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Brenda and Troy Wilson, Sandi Schilling; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Cleo Goings Schilling, a son Paul Smith, and grandparents Rob and Minnie Goings and Albert and Alma Miller Schilling.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday August 12th from 9 am until 11 am. A graveside funeral service will be held in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at 11:30 am Friday. 
Pallbearers: Jerry Miller, Scott Thompson, Earl Gill, Douglas Smith, James Graves, Raymond Mizell, T.J. Smith, Bryan Louis
Honorary Pallbearer: James Athey

Linda Kay Magee 
September 1, 1949 - August 10, 2016 
Linda Kay Magee died August 10, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Horrace V. Yates
November 18, 1947 - August 9, 2016
Horrace V. Yates of Franklinton died August 9, 2016 at the age of 67.  Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am followed by a Funeral Service at Colonial Funeral Home, 323 2nd Street in Columbia, Mississippi. 

Talmage "Dewayne" Magee 
March 26, 1951 - August 8, 2016 
Talmage "Dewayne" Magee, age 65, born on March 26, 1951 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Monday, August 8, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Army.
He is survived by a daughter, Rachelle "Dee" Jones of Bogalusa, LA; and a son, Matthew (Misti) Magee of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Judy M. (Dary) Brouillete of Bogalusa, LA and Cynthia Magee of Hammond, LA; seven grandchildren, Ariel, Brandon, Ty, Kayleigh, Jackson, Jathan and Kendall.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Talmage and Rachel Magee; and a sister, Sandra Kay Keaton.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Frances Elaine Williams Harry 
April 9, 1931 - August 8, 2016 
Frances Elaine Williams Harry, age 85, born on April 9, 1931 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Monday, August 8, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by daughter, Beth Harry Williams Willett of Prairieville, LA; sister, Dorothy Mizell of Petal, MS; granddaughter, Jodi Williams of Garland, TX; grandson, Ryan Williams and wife Sara of Baton Rouge, LA; four great-grandchildren, Cade, Caleb, Riley and Trace Williams all of Baton Rouge, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, T. J. "Jack" Harry; and son, Thadius Jonathan Harry, III; her parents, Herman Pinkney Williams and Eunice Irene Johnson Williams.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Larry Mizell, Ryan Williams and Ron Swager officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

Letha Weary
November 01, 1967 - August 07, 2016
Sister Letha Weary was born on November 1, 1967 to the late Mrs. Georgia Mae Weary and late Mr. Willie J. Weary of Angie, LA. She departed this life on August 7, 2016 in Angie, LA.
Sister Letha joined Springhill Missionary Baptist church at an early age, under the leadership of Rev. Levi Henry, where she remained a faithful member until she became ill. Letha was employed with Pride and Hope Missionary in Varnado, LA until her health began to fail. 
Sister Letha was preceded in death by her parents, Willie J. and Georgia Mae Jefferson Weary, her grandparents, Tillie and Johnnie Mae Jefferson and Frank and Treni Weary; Two sisters, Augustine Johnson and Annette Mark; a brother, Ronald Weary.
She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Breanna (Dusty) Pittman of Dallas, TX and Courtney Weary of Houston, TX; a son, La’Trun Weary of Houston, TX; two grandchildren, Dusty Pittman Jr. of Dallas, TX and Aniyah Weary of Houston, TX; four brothers, Donald Weary, and Troy (Tasha) Weary of Angie, LA, Eugene (Juwanna) Weary of Bogalusa, LA, and Roy (Belinda) Weary of Houston, TX; two sister, Louisa Mingo of Angie, LA and Hester Weary of Hackley, LA; one sister-in-law, Inez Weary of Houston, TX; A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The visitation will be Friday, August 12, 2016 from 2:00PM-5:00PM with a family hour from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA.
The funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday, August 13 at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Versie Dee Lee, pastor, will be officiating. The interment will be at Spring Hill cemetery.

Larry McGuire
November 23, 1917 - August 7, 2016
LAWRENCE ARTILLUS “LARRY” MCGUIRE, AGE 98 and a resident of Franklinton died Sunday August 8, 2016 at the Ochsner Medical Center. He was a native of Kansas before serving his country as a United States Army soldier during World War II and the Korean War. Larry later sold maritime insurance while residing in the New Orleans area for many years. He and his wife Claire have lived in Washington Parish for 30 years where they have been active with various community groups, while also being active members of Holy Family Catholic Church. Larry was a proud veteran and was involved with the American Legion as well as the Rotary Club and Chamber organizations and the Riverside Medical Center Board. Each year Larry volunteered his time to the Washington Parish Free Fair, especially the Mile Branch Settlement, where the couple were previously Mile Branch Honorees and also recognized as Fair Parade Marshalls. Larry and Claire were also honored as Franklinton Citizens of the Year in 2008 for their commitment to our Community.
Survived by:  Wife of 35 years: Claire Gaudet McGuire; 3 Children: Maxwell McGuire, Dennis McGuire, Mary McGuire; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Joseph and Berta McGuire, Jesse McGuire; Sister and Brother in law: Eileen and Robert Orcutt; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Margaret and Seldon Boudreaux, Mary Gaudet Breland, Phillip Saleeby, Irby and Marcia Gaudet; Nieces, Nephews and their Spouses: Keith and Annette Boudreaux, Janet Michot and David, Dale and Cindy Boudreaux, Jennifer and Craig Haynes, Irby and Brenda Gaudet, Matt and Daphne Gaudet, Allison and David Trawick, Luke and Alison Saleeby, Johanna and Jeff Mabray, Billy Breland, Michael Breland, Robert Breland; Also numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph McGuire and Ruth Moon McGuire, 5 brothers Roger, Clarence, Cecil, Wayne, and Donald McGuire, sisters in law Malita McGuire and May Gaudet Saleeby and brother in law Billy Breland.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday August 12th from 5 pm until 8 pm with a Rosary and Prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral mass will be held in the church at 11 am Saturday with Father Peter Hammett officiating. The U.S. Army will perform military honors following the service. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Abbey Cemetery at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers are members of the American Legion, Franklinton Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce, Riverside Medical Center Board of Directors and Staff, Paul Herbert, Rodney Ball, Keith Waddell, Roy Richard and Horace Williams.

Deborah Ann Brumfield 
March 13, 1955 - August 7, 2016 
Deborah Ann Brumfield, age 61, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, died on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of First Pentecostal Church in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Delos Brumfield of Bogalusa, LA; two daughters, Angela Netherland of Pine, LA and Hope Hilton of New Hebron, MS; one son, William Earl Brumfield, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Allie Mae Branton of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Rebecca Seal of Bogalusa, LA and Joann Diederich of Cabot, AR; two brothers, Kenneth Branton and Ralph Branton both of Bogalusa, LA; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father, Howard Earl Branton.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at First Pentecostal Church on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Bro Kevin Cox, Bro. Travis Houston and Bro. Cliff Hilton officiating. Interment to follow at Mizell Cemetery.

Kimberly Charmaine Seals 
Died August 6, 2016 
Kimberly Charmaine Seals, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at her residence at the age of 52. Kimberly was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.  
She is survived by her mother Geraldine “Geri” Seals, two aunts Glenda (Kenneth) Sauls, and Linda Seals; cousins Shane Chad, and Scott Sauls, Sherry Martin and Tammy Spears, as well as her special care givers.
She is preceded in death by her father Leon Seals; an uncle Rayford Seals; grandparents Otis and Boneita Wheat and Leo and Alice Seals; sisters Sondra Rene and Cynthia Teresa Seals.
Pallbearers will be Byron Spears, Shane Sauls, Chad Sauls, David Thompson, Kenneth Sauls, Earl Ray Wallace.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, August 7, 2016, beginning at 9:00am and will continue until service time of 3:00p.m. Rev. Scott Oxner will officiate and interment will be held at Williams Cemetery.

Shay Kagler
January 29, 1972 - August 06, 2016
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and lean from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11: 28-30
Shay Demile Kagler was born January 29, 1972 to Melba Louise Kagler and the late Elmo Kagler Jr. in New Orleans, La.  At a young age, Shay joined Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church and accepted the lord as his personal savior.  He later joined Outreach Full Gospel Baptist Church until the lord called him home.
Shay’s early education was in New Orleans, he was part of Franklinton High Class of '91, and received his GED through The Cenikor Program in Baton Rouge, La.  He loved to be outdoors,  had a passion for nature and landscape, an was employed at Windmill Nursery in Folsom, La.
He had a great love for family and friends. He also enjoyed family gatherings. His smile and laughter for all those that knew him will never be forgotten. 
He leaves to cherish his life memories; his mother, Melba Louise Kagler of Franklinton, La. One brother; Aaron (Yolanda) Kagler of Douglasville, Ga. One daughter; Destiny Kagler of Suffolk, NY, One son; Demile Kagler of Franklinton, La. one grandson; Zayden Kagler and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, one great niece, two great nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Father; The late Elmo Kagler, Jr.
Visitation will be Friday, August 12, 2016 from 2pm to 7pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  A Funeral Service is set for Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3pm at the Outreach Full Gospel Church in Franklinton, Louisiana.

John Warren Williams
February 07, 1958 - August 05, 2016
John Warren Williams, 58, a resident of Franklinton, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his father, J.W. Magee; four brothers, David Lee Williams, Timmy Magee, Steve (Sabrina) Magee, Jimmy Magee and Mark Magee all of Franklinton, LA; three sisters, Renette (Bobby) Bridges of Jayess, MS, Marie (Alex) Weary of Tylertown, MS and Monica Williams of Franklinton. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Williams Magee; one brother, Richard Earl Magee; and one sister, Patricia Ann Tate.
A visitation will be Wednesday, August 16 from 8:30AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:30AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.

Rachel Louise Crow
August 31, 1981 - August 5, 2016
Rachel Louise Crowe of Bush died August 5, 2016 at the age of 34.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 11 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Ivy Lawn Memoria Park, 400 Valentine Road, Ventura, California.  Arrangements are under the direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura, California.

Bobby Ray Lampton
February 26, 1950 - August 05, 2016
Bobby Ray “Coach Lamp” Lampton, a resident of Bogalusa for the past 66 years departed his life August 5, 2016 with his loving wife and children by his side.
Bobby Ray Lampton was born to the late George and Evelyn Lampton. He graduated from Central Memorial High School.Bobby was a lifelong member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church. He served on the Usher Board, Steward Pro-Tem, President of Sons of Allen, a Choir member and the Trustee Board. He was employed with Crown Zellerbach, Gaylord, Temple-Inland and International Paper until he retired with 42 years.
Bobby loved Little League Baseball. He coached for 25 years with the Red Oak Dodgers and Green Oak Dodgers, and Bogalusa All Stars which he led to the Little League World Series. He also loved to play tennis and travel. 
Bobby leaves to cherish his memories, his beautiful wife of 32 years, Gladys “Cookie” Lampton of Bogalusa, LA; children, Shawanda Fitzgerald of Baton Rouge, LA, Brian Lampton of New Orleans, LA, Kendrick Robertson, of Baton Rouge, LA and Carmen Mark of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Gaynell Jenkins of Detroit, Michigan, Carliss Twilley and Patricia Jacob both of Atlanta, GA ; one brother, Don (Mary) Lampton of Morning Side, Maryland; 15 grandchildren, Ashtin Robertson, Kimberly Rayford, Armonte’ McDowell, Kendrick Brumfield, Kardell Robertson, Kendall Martin, Briya Fitzgerald, Brian Lampton, Jr., Bryan Fitzgerald, Jr., Kennedy Robertson, Kobe obertson, Jared Lampton, Keiman Robertson, Tedrea Croon and Gabriel Lampton; a godson, Mark Barnes and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Evelyn Lampton; a sister, Barbara McAllister and George Stanley Lampton.
The visitation will be Friday, August 12, 2016 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM with a family hour from 6:00PM-7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa.
Funeral services will be 11:00AM Saturday, August 13, 2016 at St. Paul AME Church in Bogalusa, LA with Elder R.L. Palmer, Jr., pastor, officiating. The interment will be at Bogalusa Cemetery. 

Murleen Walters Welch
September 30, 1929 - August 5, 2016
MURLEEN ORA WALTERS WELCH, AGE 86 and a lifelong resident of Franklinton died early Friday morning at the Park Province Assisted Living Center in Slidell. She was a longtime active member of Centenary Methodist Church and a charter member of the Shasta Club. Murleen and her family were the owners for many years of Welch’s Hi Way Pak near Franklinton. She enjoyed quilting and loved cooking, hosting friends and family at her home and showing loving hospitality toward others. Murleen also enjoyed camping and traveling with her family and many years ago liked to square dance with her husband. She was always a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Joy Murleen Sykes and David Sykes of Pearl River; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Lavon and Jessica Welch of Covington, Larry and Merryanne Welch of Slidell; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: RoAnna Sykes, Caroah Beth Sykes Cohen and Brandon Cohen, Rachel Welch, Nathan and Sima Welch, Jonathan Welch, Meredith Welch, Greyson Welch, Peyton Welch, Reagan Welch; 5 Great-grandchildren: Anna Bell, Ava, Jack, Ronin, Cason; Brother and Sister in law: Bob and Cathy Walters of Franklinton; Sister in law: Faye Walters of Tylertown; Brother in law: Leroy Toney of Franklinton
She was preceded in death by her husband Huey Welch, a daughter Caroah Sherell Welch, grandsons Joshua Luke Welch and Caleb Stevens Welch, her parents Attley Andrew Walters and Caroah Stevens Walters, sister Shirley Walters Toney and brother Dolan Walters.
Visitation will be at Centenary Methodist Church Monday August 8th from 11 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Monday with Dr. Rodney Wood and Rev. Mike Palermo officiating. Burial will follow in Morris Cemetery. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the graveside committal service.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Centenary Methodist Church (1015 Cleveland Street, Franklinton, LA 70438).
Pallbearers: Nathan Welch, Jonathan Welch, Greyson Welch, Peyton Welch, Tanner Rochester, Bob Walters, Brandon Cohen, Robbie Stevens

Brody Dean Schilling
August 3, 2016
Brody Dean Schilling was born August 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm weighing 2lbs. 0 oz., measuring 16 in. long. Brody was born at 32 weeks and 2 days...he lived life in the arms of his daddy, big brother, and his momma. We were so blessed with two hours of loving on him! He is now in the arms of God being loved even more! He is so handsome and has big blue eyes, a head full of dark hair, big hands, and big feet just like his daddy! We know Brody left this world being loved on! Life without this little man is going to be so hard and different as we have made so many plans for his life but know one day soon we will get to be with him again.
Brody leaves behind his parents Chelsey Sharp and Austin Schilling of Mt. Hermon, La. Big brother Nicholas (Nick) Schilling of Mt. Hermon, La. Grandparents Fran and John Crouch and Donna and Jeff Schilling of Mt. Hermon, La. Great Grandparents Larry Riley of Mt. Hermon, La. Walter (Barbra) Cooper of Kentwood, La. Gene Sharp of Independence, La. Johnny (Gail) Mcclendon of Franklinton, La. Great-Great Grandparent Evelyn Riley of Mt. Hermon. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends. 
Proceeded in death by grandpa Nelson Sharp, Great "Nana" Shyrlene Riley, Great Grandparents Ronald (Dorothy) Schilling, and Joe Earl (Linda) Lebo. 
Visitation will be at Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church Saturday August 6th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Saturday with Rev. Randall Garcia and Rev. Raymond Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasanthill Cemetery. 

James Henry Pedigo
November 11, 1928 - August 2, 2016
James 'Jim' Henry Pedigo, 87, of Sheridan, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Riverview Health in Noblesville. He was born on November 11, 1928 to Clura Eston and Nana Velcie (Hicks) Pedigo in Logan County, Kentucky.
Jim retired from the Noblesville Foundry after 22 years of service. After retirement, he spent his time farming and working for the IN State Hwy Dept (which is now INDOT) and was the Elwood Police Captain for four years. As an antique lover, he also was the owner of the ‘Ole Shady Rest in Westfield for 25 years. He was a member of Hinkle Lodge 310 and the Moose Lodge 540 in Noblesville; and a member of the NRA. Jim was called 'Ole Squirrel Hunter by his friends, and also enjoyed fishing, trapping, turtle hunting and collecting pocket knives.
He is survived by two children, Jim Pedigo and Anna (Ted) Maynard; six grandchildren, Clint (Jodi) Wooten, Seth Wooten, Cody Wooten, Robert Maynard, James Maynard and Patrick Maynard; three great-grandchildren, Conner Wooten, Trinity Wooten and Esme Wooten; siblings, William O. Pedigo, Anna (Bob) Gosse and Debbie (Lee Roy) Keith; and several nieces & nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae (Watson) Pedigo who passed away in 1999; and four brothers & sisters, Bud Pedigo, Martha Crookham, Essie Harrison and David Clark Pedigo.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street in Noblesville, with Rev. Stanley R. Sutton officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the funeral home, with a Masonic service beginning at 7:00 pm. Burial will be at Hinkle Creek Cemetery in Noblesville.

Dollie Athey
April 3, 1969 - August 2, 2016
DOLLIE MAE ATHEY, AGE 47 and a resident of Pine died early Tuesday morning August 2, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime employee of Schilling Greenhouses who enjoyed tending to her own flowers and working in her yard. Dollie loved caring for her pet animals and sewing. She had a kind heart, willing to help others and need and cherished the quality spent with her family.
Survived by:  Husband: James Athey of Pine; Daughter: Crystal Athey Newman of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Daniel and Brittney Athey of Pine; 4 Grandchildren: Kira Alsobrooks, Chester Alsobrooks, Analei Athey, Kodah Delaine Athey; Mother: Sarah Morgan of Pine; Sister and Brother in law: Mary and Wayne Hunt of Pine; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Leon and Tammy Morgan of Pine, John and Donna Morgan, Jimmy Ray and Alicia Morgan all of Franklinton; Mother in law: Beatrice Athey of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father James Morgan, her grandparents and father in law Floyd Athey.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday August 3rd from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.

Eleanor Butler Bridges
November 20, 1921 - July 31, 2016
ELEANOR BUTLER BRIDGES, AGE 94 and a resident of Gulfport died at 8:58 PM Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Home Away from Home.  She did work as a volunteer at Air Force Military Hospitals. She was a graduate of Soule Business School. 
Survived by:  2 Daughters and a son in law: Gloria and Freddie Leuenberger of Gulfport, Myra Kathy Bridges of Franklinton; Sister: Betty Brock of Baton Rouge; 2 Grandchildren: Bridgette Hancock, Matthew Hancock both of Gulfport; 2 Great grandchildren: Hailey Hancock, Riley Hancock both of Gulfport; 2 Nephews: Walter Brock, Steve Brock both of Baton Rouge
She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Bridges and her parents Homer and Myra Foil Butler.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral after 1 PM Friday, August 5, 2016 with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.

Earline Lundie 
January 14, 1946 - July 31, 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 anymore pain; for the former things are passed." Rev. 21:4
Earline Lundie departed this life Sunday, July 31, 20161 a 5:00 am at her residence. At an early age she joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church and later she moved to Bogalusa, LA where she joined Greater Salter Chapel AME Church, under the leadership of Pastor Earl Robinson, where she remained a faithful member until her health failed. She was born to the late Rufus and Mazie B. Warren, January 14, 1946 in Franklinton, LA. 
She leaves to mourn her husband, Robert C. Lundie of Bogalusa; seven daughters: Lillie P. (Devit Pigott) Martin of Bogalusa, Linda Earl of Gulfport, MS, Tammy (Emmit) Cain of Phoenix City, Al, Angela (Billy) Commodore of McComb, MS, Patricia (Nigel Robinson) Martin of New Orleans, LA, April Martin of Gulfport ; three sons: James (Barbara) Earl of Slidell, LA, Bernell Earl and Levi (Zanobia) Martin of Stone Mountain, GA. Seven brothers: Buffus Ray (Ella) Warren of Franklinton, LA, Herman Warren, Larry Warren and Harry Warren all o Slidell, AL; Kermon (Geraldine) Warren of Bogalusa, LA; special granddaughter, Melonnie Mark, special sister-in-law, Ella Mae Warren; sister-in-laws Vernice Warren of Franklinton and Geraldine Warren of Tacoma, WA special friend, Mary (Tiny) Oneal of Gulfport and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by both parents, 3 children: Shirley Ann, Rob Earl and Elmer Earl. , stepson, Bertrem Lundie Young, four grandchildren: Quarnija Earl, Makayla Perkins, special granddaughter Latrish (Trea) Earl and special grandson, Laroy Hood, Jr. 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Salter Chapel AME, Rev. Earl Robinson, eulogist. Interment: Bogalusa Cemetery

Timothy Allen Jenkins
July 6, 1956 - July 31, 2016
TIMOTHY ALLEN JENKINS, AGE 60 and a life-long resident of Amite died Sunday afternoon July 31, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. Timothy was born Monday July 6, 1956 to Bryant Jenkins and Margie Yates Jenkins. He was a 1974 graduate of Bowling Green School in Franklinton where he enjoyed playing basketball. Tim loved the outdoors including deer and dove hunting, feeding, watching and hunting wild turkeys and also fishing. He was the former owner/operator of Jenkins Farm and Nursery where he worked alongside his family for many years. Tim later became a pipefitter, often working in the oil fields and refineries in the area for Turner Industries.
Survived by: 4 Daughters and Sons in law: Regan and Wes Wynn of Richmond, TX, Alison Jenkins of Ponchatoula, Sarah Jenkins, Stephanie and Justin Morel all of Loranger; 4 Grandchildren: Evan, Miles and Bryant Wynn, Jenna Morel; Mother: Margie Yates Jenkins of Amite; Sister: Margie Ann Jenkins of Amite; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Jeffery Jenkins, Mark and Bertie Jenkins all of Amite; Nieces: Elizabeth, Melissa, Amelia, Maggie and Marcie; Former Wife: Debra Jenkins of Amite; Also numerous other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Bryant E. Jenkins, a brother Frederick B. Jenkins, grandparents Fred Yates and Camille Gardner Yates and Edward Jenkins and Neva Fussell Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Tuesday August 2nd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Trent Campbell and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Following the service, Tim will be laid to rest beside his father in the Martin Van Buren Hughes Cemetery on the family property Bryant Jenkins Tree Farm near Amite. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Celebrate Recovery Fund of River Rock Church (19501 Hwy. 40, Loranger, LA 70446).
Pallbearers: Justin Morel, Price Yates, John Venable, Carl Williamson, Leland Yates, Johnny Yates
Honorary Pallbearers: Wes Wynn, Blake Niehause, Ryan Young

Cade Drue Williams
August 10, 1929 - July 31, 2016
Cade Drue Williams was born on August 10, 1929, on a farm in rural St. Helena Parish. He learned to milk cows by hand when he was ten years old. After graduating from Greensburg High School April in 1947, he went to work for the Illinois Central Railroad in 1948 in McComb, MS serving a four year apprentice trade. He was then drafted to serve two year in the United States Army 1951-1953, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He returned to work for the railroad until 1960. While working for the railroad, he raised his cows and purchased some land. He started his dairy in 1961 until 1978 when his only son, Jimmy, finished college and became a partner in the dairy, which was changed to C & J Dairy. Cade was a founder, charter member, and has served since 1965 (32 years) as director, secretary-treasurer of Dairy Farmers’ Trucking Association, Inc. He also served on the Tangipahoa Parish Fair Board and was president 1972-1974. In addition, Cade has served as Justice of the Peace in Tangipahoa Parish from 1963-1975, served from 1975-1982 on the Tangipahoa Parish Police Jury (two years as president), served as Registrar of Voters in Tangipahoa Parish from 1982-1994 (served four years on Board of Directors and President, one year of Louisiana Registrar of Voters Association) and retired in 1994. Cade is a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church, 50 year member of Spring Creek Masonic Lodge #184 as of 2015 (Worshipful Master in 1978), member of Walter T. Ott #217, Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years Nov. 28th 2016, 320 Scottish Rite Mason of Baton Rouge Consistory, Shriner Acacia Temple of Baton Rouge, member of Kentwood Lions Club (served as president in 1979), member of Farm Bureau since 1950, served on Peoples Bank Board for the past twelve years, served on the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of Benefit Capital Life Insurance for eight years. He served as Grand Marshall of Kentwood Dairy Day 1997 and Grand Marshall of the Kentwood Rotary Club Christmas Parade 2013. 
He was preceded in death by his parents James Ard and Mary Virginia “Jennie” (Wall) Williams, four brothers: Lee Allen Williams, Ed Williams and wife Mabel, J.D. Williams and wife Mae Dell, Ray Williams and wife Elva, two sisters: Virgie W. Needham and husband George, and Opal W. Travis and husband Otis, one grandson, Gabriel John Newman (infant). 
He is survived by his wife Flora Elaine (Blades) Williams, three children: Jimmy L. Williams and wife Millie, Vickie W. Gill and husband Douglas, Sonya W. Newman and husband Karl. He is also survived by seven grandsons Jeremy, Jacob and Jesse Williams; James and Matthew Neyland, Colby and Asa Newman. Nine great grandchildren: Joanna, Emmett, Noah, Chloe, Holden and Foster Williams; Mason, Liam, and Aiden Neyland and one additional Williams baby due in October. 
Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Tuesday, 9 to 11 with Masonic Rites beginning at 11 a.m. with services following. Burial will be held in the Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeremy, Jacob, Jesse Williams, James and Matthew Neyland, and Colby and Asa Newman. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Louisiana Hospice, 1200 Derek Drive, Ste. 202, Hammond, LA 70403; Alzheimer’s Association, Attn: Tricia Ory, 7732 Goodwood Blvd., Suite 110, Baton Rouge, LA 70806; or to the charity of your choice.

Sarah D. Stogner 
January 13, 1954 - July 30, 2016 
Sarah Stogner passed away at the age of 62. She was the first born child of Woodrow and Ada Dean Duncan.
Survived and loved by Willie Clay Stogner, Sr., the father of her children Kimberly, Melerine and Willie Clay Stogner II. Son-in-law, Sebastian. Grandmother of four: M. J., Desirae, Trey, Tyler and Brett. One great grandchild, Abigal and her sister Joyce Stogner and Wilson and Larry Duncan.
Funeral service was held on August 3, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Cook-Richmond funeral Home in Franklinton, LA.

Charles J Buchanan 
May 3, 1941 - July 30, 2016 
I hear a voice you cannot hear. which says I must not stay, I see a hand you cannot see which beckons me away!
At an early age, Charles joined Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Johnson. He moved his membership to a Pentecostal Church under Rev. Joseph where he continued to serve the Lord. Later in life, Charles joined Pope Memorial COGIC in Greensburg, LA under the leadership of Supt. J. W. Steward. He rejoined his home church, Oak Ridge, under the leadership of Dr. Phillip A. Williams in 2010.
Charles was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Letha M. Buchanan; to this union one child was born, the late Hosea Buchanan. In 1972, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Amie Commadore Buchanan and to this union five children were born and raised.
He leaves to cherish his memories: His wife of 44 years Amie Buchanan; two sons: Billy (Cynthia) Commadore of Covington, LA; Ricky (Rose Mary) Commadore of Kentwood, LA; three daughters: Tygerlynn Bridges of New Orleans, LA; Princess (Anthony) Stephen of Wilmer, LA and Susan (Marcia) Buchanan of Houston, TX; one brother, Norah (Catherine) Buchanan of Wilmer, one sister, Albertha Daniel of Atlanta, GA; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Prince and Jessye Buchanan; one son, Hosea Buchanan, one brother, Joseph Buchanan, and two sisters, Georgia Maye Jackson and Ruth Cutrer.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA at 12:00 pm, Rev. Dr. Phillip A. Williams, Eulogist
Interment, Good Hope Cemetery, Wilmer, LA

Jessie B. Penton
Died July 30, 2016
JESSIE BAHAM PENTON, AGE 96, died early Saturday morning July 30, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Washington Parish, having been born in Mt. Hermon and then graduating from Mt. Hermon High School in 1941. Jessie lived and worked in Bogalusa and Franklinton during her youth and later worked in retail sales at the Bogalusa Stores Commissary and the American Department Store. While in Franklinton, she was employed at the Red & White Grocery, Simmon’s Department Store and Babington’s. 
Jessie was an excellent seamstress and shared her talents with her family, teaching her nieces and great-nieces to sew. She loved craft projects, but her foremost passion was genealogy. Until recent years, she remembered the birthdays of every family member and sent greeting cards, including her great-great-nieces and nephews.
She married Frederick B. Penton when she was 40 and her husband and extended family enjoyed many years of her “down home” cooking. Jessie was well known for her chicken and dumplings, friend chicken, seven-layer orange or lemon-glazed cake and homemade ice cream.
Survived by:  Nieces: Ruth Bateman Crowe, Virginia “Ginger” Corkern, Donna Bateman Kilbourne; Nephew: Phil Bateman; Also many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred B. Penton, her parents Phillip A. Baham and Fannie Bankston Baham, sisters Viola B. Moody, Lillian B. Bateman, an infant sister Bertha Baham , brother James A. Baham and a beloved niece Rosamond Bateman Nicolosi.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Monday August 1st from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Bankston Cemetery near Mt. Hermon.

Kent Jenkins 
May 1, 1948 - July 30, 2016 
Kent Jenkins, 68, born in Bogalusa and a resident of Eureka Springs, AR, passed away on July 30, 2016 in Gulfport, MS.
He is survived by one son Nick (Sarah) Jenkins of Indianapolis, IN; one daughter Kellie (John) Hohenshelt of Rockwall, TX; his mother Norma Jenkins; a sister Gina Jenkins Talley of Covington, LA; a niece Hillary Talley of Covington, LA; and his grandchildren Ashlyn Hohenshelt, John Carlos “J.C.” Hohenshelt, Caroline Jenkins, Alexandria Jenkins, and Emily Jenkins.
Kent is preceded in death by his father Carlos Jenkins.
Visitation will be Monday, August 1, 2016, from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Bogalusa and will reopen at 10:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am at the church. Rev. Grant McElveen will officiate the service and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Harry Chand
July 16, 1923 - July 28, 2016
Harry Chand, a resident of Meridian, MS, passed away at 9:16 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at The Oaks Rehab Center in Meridian, MS. He was 93 years of age. He graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont with a degree in chemistry. He was also a retired chemist in the petrochemical industry. 
Survived by his wife of 58 years, Wilma Bridges Chand of Meridian, MS; daughter, Diane Berwick and husband, Vernon of Meridian, MS; son, Eric Chand, M.D. and wife Cheryl of Jacksonville, FL; son in law, Kelly Rambo of Dallas, TX; 5 sisters, Barbara Foster, Carmen Patella, Esther Carl, Francis Fretwell, Cynthia Smith; brother, Daniel Chand; numerous nieces and nephews; 7 grandchildren, Adam York, Summer Berwick, Jordana Stewart, Shawn Corbello, Travis Rambo, Matthew Chand, and David Chand; 4 great-grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by his parents, Pandit and Lola Chand; daughter, Pamela Chand Rambo; 4 sisters; 4 brothers. 
Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Gibbie McMillan. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Sonya Barber Payne
September 13, 1976 - July 28, 2016
SONYA LYNETTE BARBER PAYNE, AGE 39 and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:20 pm Thursday July 28, 2016 at her home following a long and courageous battle with illness. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church who enjoyed watching television and listening to her favorite country music.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Cody and Meagan Payne of Franklinton; Daughter: Cassidy Payne of Franklinton; 2 Grandchildren: Mia Payne and Tucker Payne; Mother: Linda Jenkins Barber of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Roger and Regina Barber, Joshua and Daphne Barber all of Franklinton; Nieces and Nephews: Kirsty and Lee Bates, Abby Barber, Jaylon Barber, Roger Barber, II, Payton Barber
She was preceded in death by her father Willie J. Barber and grandparents Ed Jenkins and Margie Spears Jenkins and Abner “Bully” Barber and Una Mae Barber.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday July 31st from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Cody Payne, Roger Barber, Josh Barber, Chris Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Joey Jenkins

Donna G. Padgett
December 1, 1954 - July 28, 2016
Donna G. Padgett age 61 passed away July 28, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa and US Navy Veteran during Vietnam War .She is survived by three sons, Chris Pittman of MS, Kevin Blackwell of Bogalusa, and Aaron Scott Blackwell of Bogalusa. One daughter Brandy Blackwell of Bogalusa. His mother JoAnn Beeson of Bogalusa. Three brothers, Herbert Glover Jr. of Bogalusa, Randy Glover of Bogalusa, and Brian Glover of Bogalusa. Seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown Mcgehee Funeral Home on Monday August 1, 2016 from 9 am until time for services in the chapel at 11 am. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.

Hugh V. Bateman
August 13, 1931 - July 27, 2016
HUGH V. BATEMAN, AGE 84 and a resident of Enon died at 5:07 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.  He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. He enjoyed reading western. He was a member of the Mosher Hunting Club.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Randy and Jill Bateman of the Bonner Creek Community; Granddaughter and fiancé: Amanda Willis and Jared Martin of Franklinton; 2 Sisters: Janel Brumfield of Baton Rouge, Martha Jane Mizell of Springhill Community; Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Earlane Schilling Bateman and his parents Frank and Lillian Richardson Bateman.
Visitation will begin after 11 AM Saturday, July 30, 2016 with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler and Ronnie Bateman officiating. Burial will follow in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Hardy Jenkins 
May 3, 1941 - July 27, 2016
Hardy Jenkins, age 75, a resident of Varnado, LA, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gladys Kuhn Jenkins; two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Angela) Hillhouse and Mrs. Fred (Melissa) Rodgers; a son, Rev. Chad (Amy) Jenkins; nine grandchildren, Matt (Felicia) Hillhouse, Adam (Brandi) Hillhouse, Amber (Brandon) Hillhouse Talley, Aaron (Payton) Hillhouse, Allen Rodgers, Alexa, Caleb, Joseph and Lindsey Jenkins; six great-grandchildren, Mark, Raeyan, Colby, Jax, and Connor Hillhouse, and Daylan Talley; two Sisters, Lolie King and Hester Hartfield.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Manson Jenkins and Edith Holden Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Jenkins Memorial Cemetery, M. Jenkins Road, Varnado, LA. Rev. Rusty Kuhn and Bro. Duane Ball will be officiating.

Pat Brumfield
October 26, 1944 - July 27, 2016
PATRICIA ERWIN BRUMFIELD, AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton passed away, after a long battle with cancer, Wednesday July 27, 2016 at her home. She was a retired employee of the Washington Parish Health Unit and also had worked for BellSouth. Pat was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church and the widow of longtime sheriff’s deputy Max O. Brumfield, Jr. She enjoyed working in her yard and loved watching her favorite Golden Girls television show.
Survived by:  2 Step-children and Spouses: Max O. Brumfield, III and Risha Brumfield, Karmen and Ben Poole all of Zachary, LA; 4 Nephews and Spouses: Joey and Kim Roberts of Franklinton, Mickey and Jennifer Roberts of Decatur, TX, Leslie and Pam Davis of Hull, TX, Lee and Mandy Davis of Franklinton; 1 Niece and Spouse: Dee Davis Polkey and Wayne Polkey of Tylertown, MS; Sister in law: Martha Ann Brumfield Davis of Franklinton; 7 Step-grandchildren; 2 Step-great-grandchildren; Also numerous other nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Max O. Brumfield, Jr., her parents Danton Erwin and Laura Fussell Erwin, a sister Sue Erwin Roberts, 2 brothers in law Holyne Roberts and Larry Davis.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday July 30th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Johnathon Tynes, B.J. Roberts, Wayne Polkey, Bill Knight, Johnathon Knight, John Phares
Honorary Pallbearer: Christopher Luper

Oree H. Galloway
July 3, 1923 - July 26, 2016
Oree H. Galloway born July 3,1923 went home to be with The Lord on July 26, 2016. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of Main Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Marvin Galloway of Bogalusa, a daughter, Gwendolyn Bartels of Slidell, La., 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary Jane Hunt, her husband,George W. Galloway, 5 brothers, O V Hunt, Olen Hunt, Odis Hunt, James Hunt, and Wilson Hunt, 3 sisters, Oretha Riley, Irma Kinchen and Yvonne Clark and a sister-in- law, Louise Ann Galloway.
Visitation and funeral will be held on Saturday July 30, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Billy Galloway will officiate the services and will be assisted by Rev. Tommy Varnado. The interment will be in the Pounds Cemetery.

Charles Gregory Welch 
February 16, 1958 - July 26, 2016 
Charles Gregory Welch, age 58, born on February 16, 1958, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by two daughters, Brandy Carroll and Katie Welch; a step-son, Aaron Gabriel; a sister, Sylvia Paige; two brothers, Kenneth Bruce Welch and Scott Lloyd Welch; five grandchildren, Amy "Jasmine Jones" McLod, Mister Carroll, Kayden McNabb, Mary Robertson, and MaKaila Welch;
He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin L. Welch and Katie M. McNabb; and a granddaughter, Erica Nicole Carroll.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Gregory Russell officiating. Interment to follow at Gardens Of Peace in Ponemah Cemetery.

Ora B Warren
September 07, 1924 - July 25, 2016
Sister Ora Dee Warren was born to the late Mary Bell Bickham and Flechter Bickham on September 7, 1924. She departed this life on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA. Sister Ora was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 8, 1989 and remained a faithful sister to her death.
She is survived by one daughter, Freddie Mae (Joe) Howard of Tylertown Mississippi; six granddaughters she reared as her own, Cynthia (Troy) Thomas, Marceail Cook, Deborah Lynute, Wanda Warren, Chythia Warren, all of Franklinton, LA, Etheldra Warren of Baton Rouge, LA; four grandsons, King Cook, Rudolph Warren of Tylertown, MS, Bobby Warren of Baton Rouge, LA and Fred Cook of Franklinton, LA; one sister, Ada Brumfield of Franklinton, LA; sixteen great-grandchildren, eighteen great-great grandchildren, she also leaves a host of nieces, nephews other family and friends to cherish her precious memories. 
Sister Ora Dee Warren was preceded in death by her husband, James Warren; a daughter, Mary Bell Warren; a son, Bobby Warren Sr.; her mother and father, two sisters, and four brothers. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 11:30AM – 1:00PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 42590 Highway 16 Franklinton, LA. Followed by funeral service beginning at 2:00PM with Elder Richard Davis – Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton in charge of arrangements. 

Rentis West
November 03, 1941 - July 25, 2016
Mr. Rentis West passed away at the age of 74 on Monday, July 25, 2016 at his residence.
He leaves to cherish his memories one son, Marlon West; three daughters, Katherine Gatlin, Vickie Bickham and Rhonda Odonal; three sisters, Maxine Rone, Ozzie Connigham, and Audrey Jason and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Irene Dyson West and Norman West; one brother, Norman West, Jr.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 28040 Mt. Olive Road Mt. Hermon with Rev. Clifford Minor – Officiating. Interment – Mt. Olive Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.



Georgia Etta Schilling
June 3, 1931 - July 25, 2016
Georgia Etta Schilling born June 3, 1931 went home to be with The Lord July 25, 2016. She was a member of the United Faith Pentecostal Church of Bogalusa.
She is survived by 2 brothers, Shelly Ward and William Ward, 2 sister, Eula Mae Mclain and Louise Rogers and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Mary Ward, her husband, James Richard Schilling.
Visitation and services will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday July 29, 2016 starting at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 12:00 Noon. Services will be conducted by Bro. Jerry Duncan with the interment to follow in the Spencer Cemetery.

Shirley Jean Dunaway
April 13, 1939 - July 25, 2016
Shirley J. Dunaway age 77 passed away July 25, 2016 at Colonial Care in Baton Rouge La. 
She is survived by two sons Rickey Breland of Denham Springs La, and Terry Breland of Bogalusa La. Two daughters Debra Dillon of Denham Springs La, and Cynthia O'Bryant of Tylertown Ms. Two brothers Buddy Farmer of Bogalusa La, and Roy Hill of Tickfaw La. One sister Carolyn Kysar of Gonzales La. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home on Wednesday July 27, 2016 from 5 pm until 10 pm and will continue on Thursday from 8 am until time for services in the chapel at 12 noon. 
Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery.

Vesey J. Richardson
February 11, 1935 - July 25, 2016
Vesey J. Richardson passed away at his home on July 25, 2016, at the age of 81, surrounded by his loving family. 
Vesey was born on February 11th 1935, to the late Ogise and Mildred (Tootsie) Parker Richardson. A native of Bush La and a graduate of Covington High School in 1953, he proudly served his country in the National Guard for four years and the Army for two years. He spent some time in Germany. 
Vesey J., while being a member of Hebron Baptist Church most of his life retired from the Gaylord Paper Company in Bogalusa after 44 years. He also served on the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Board of Directors for 24 years. 
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Sue Lee Richardson. He leaves behind one sister Dianne Richardson, one brother Wendell Richardson; nieces Denise Ringer and Kaitlyn Davis; nephews Shane Richardson, Brian, Brandon, and Brett Davis and a host of cousins, family and friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Hebron Baptist Church Bush La from 9 am until time for services at 11 am. Burial will be in the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery. Chaplin Jeff Sims, Rev. Bill Morris, and Rev. Nathan Johnson will officiate.

Vernon Robert Thomas 
October 12, 1918 - July 25, 2016 
Vernon Robert Thomas departed this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital.
Born on October 12, 1918 to the late Ephriam Thomas and Meacy Blackwell Thomas. He was a native of Plainview Community and has lived the past six years in Rest Haven Living Center.
He was married to the late Eunice Sharp Thomas and they has a daughter, Arline Thomas Bankston (Julius). He later married the late Ouida Carter Thomas and they had two daughters, Dianne Thomas Cesario (Tim) and Donnis Thomas Sanders (Rodney) and step-daughters, Katherine Stringer Lovecchio, whom he loved and cherished as his own. He had ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Archie Thomas, Mabel Thomas, George Harold Thomas, Alton Thomas, Virgil Thomas, Ruth Thomas and George Thomas.
Mr. Thomas served in the United State Army during World War II and spent fourteen months as a prisoner of war.
He retired from Crown Zellerbach in 1985.
He was a faithful member of Pettitt Memorial Baptist Church and loved his church family and Bro. Tommy Varnado and Bro Tommy Pittman. At Rest Haven Living Center, he attended chapel services through Monroe Street Baptist Church and loved Bro. Chad Jenkins. He joyfully served the Lord for numerous years. He had a very kind heart always willing to help others. He was devoted to his faith. He loved his family always putting their needs above his own.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Bro. Tommy Varnado and Bro Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
Active Pallbearers will be, Harold Bankston, Jason Sanders, Jeremy Sanders, Anthony Cesario and Thomas Cesario.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: Monroe Street Baptist Church/Rest Haven Living Center Ministry Chapel Fund, 1412 Monroe Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427.

June Graham
August 29, 1951 - July 24, 2016
MARTHA JUNE GRAHAM, AGE 64 and a resident of the Stoney Point Community died early Sunday morning July 24, 2016 at her daughter’s home. She was longtime active member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church that was a Godly influence to her church family and others. June liked to garden and cook for her family and friends. She was a true servant at heart that was quick to provide for the elderly or others in need. June was always a loving mother and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
She and Alvin Graham are survived by:  3 Daughters and Sons in law: Dawn and Allen White of Amite, Tiffany and Todd Edwards of Franklinton, Emily and Clint Womack of Amite; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Corey and Amanda White, Meagan and Travis Graham, Hannah and Login Sparks, Morgan Bond, Grace Bond, Mason Edwards, Braden Edwards; 9 Great-grandchildren: Logan, Naomi, Baleigh, Jaymie, Mallory, Lawson, Liam, Carsyn, Emmett; Sisters: Sue Hingle, Becky Civello; Brother: William “D.D.” Foil; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Roy Foil and Lena Mae Brumfield Foil.
Visitation will be at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday July 26th from 11 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Tuesday with Eld. Donnie Broom, Eld. Everett Broome and Rev. Rick Elder officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Login Sparks, Travis Graham, Trey Bond, Kody Helton, Gregg Helton, Jody Varnado

Anna Riggs
January 12, 1956 - July 21, 2016
ANNA FRANCES RIGGS, AGE 60 and a resident of Angie, Louisiana died at 5:47 pm Thursday July 21, 2016 at North Oaks Health Center. She was a native of Bullet County, Kentucky but had been a resident of Washington Parish for over 20 years. She was a former employee of Magnolia Gardens Nursing Home and a true caretaker at heart. Ann loved to read different types of novels and liked tending to her flowers. She loved cooking for and spending time with her family. She also had a special place in her heart for her pet Dachshunds Junior and Lucy.
Survived by: Son: Robert Riggs and Josie Woodward of Angie; 3 Step-sons and Spouses: Christopher and Leighann Luper, Lane and Jessica Luper, Timothy John and Heather Luper all of Pine; 9 Grandchildren: Austin Riggs, Zachary Riggs, Elizabeth Luper, Andrew Luper, Kaleigh Luper, Elijah Luper, Steven Price, Katie Leann Price, Zachary Price; 2 Sisters: Deborah Richards of Elizabethtown, KY, Sharie Blackwell of Trion, GA; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Larry and Vickie Porter of Mt. Washington, KY, John Travis of Eureka, CA; Step-brother and Spouse: Mac and Vona Kay Hubley of Destin, FL; Daughter in law: Sara Riggs; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth Travis and Martha Richardson Travis, 3 brothers Kenneth Travis, Jr., Roger Steven Travis, Chris Porter
A memorial service will be planned for family and friends at a later date. 

Diann C James
September 12, 1949 - July 21, 2016
Diann C. James was born to the late Flora Lee Crosby and the late C. L. Pittman. Sister Diann C. James was baptized at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church. 
She rededicated her life to Christ in 2013. She was preceded in death by her brother Darryl Crosby, two sisters Janet Crosby and Quinda Faye Abro. 
On July 20, 2016 at 1:04 A.M. Sister Diann James was called home to rest, at her home. 
She leaves to mourn her loving and dedicated husband Roosevelt James, who loved her dearly. Three children Theresa James, Wayne Basto James and Torie James all of Franklinton, La. Five brothers Frankie (Trisha ) Crosby, Reginald Crosby, Alvin (Olivia ) James Curtis Crosby and Ronald ( Cheryl ) Crosby. Eight Grandchildren Anissa, Anjuan, Kirstan, Martaulus, Sigouri, Tiara, Kierra and Wayne Arnes Jr. Four great grandchildren Quan, Bre,Khristen and Lundrell Jr. A host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and family and friends. She was well known for her laughter and smile, and she will be sadly missed by all that came into her presence.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00PM followed by a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 3:00PM at Sweet Rest Baptist Church with Rev. Mallery Callahan – Pastor Officiating. Crain and Sons of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.

Larry Donnell Stewart
October 27, 1951 - July 21, 2016
Mr. Larry Donnell Stewart was born October 27, 1951 to the late Mylee M. Stewart and the late Robert “Bob” Magee. He was also reared by a step-father, the late Shelly Stewart. He lost his battle to cancer and transitioned on July 21, 2016. At an early age, he professed his faith in Jesus Christ and joined the Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness, USA. Larry attended Washington Parish High School. He was united in holy matrimony to Dorothy E. Gatlin, in November, 1972. This union was blessed with three sons. 
He began his career working with his dad tying steel. His sons most remember the excitement of driving across the Causeway Bridge and being told that their grandfather and dad helped to build the bridge. He later trained to become a carpenter, and would often be seen building dog houses in front of his house with his friends. 
His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his sons: Dr. Delarious O. Stewart of Franklinton; Kendric D. (Kiera) Stewart of Franklinton; Bernis L. (Marie) Stewart of Kenosha, WI; one step daughter: Yumeka Stewart Ard; Eleven grandchildren; three sisters: Doris (Lenward) Thompson of Franklinton; Cynthia Stewart of Los Angeles, CA and Janet Warren; one brother: William “Buster” Stewart; two sisters in law: Mary Stewart and Ruby Stewart; one goddaughter: Pansy Simmons; his crew: Derek “Goofy” Gatlin; Robin “Woman” Baker; Rodney “Rigger” Thompson and all of the children on 13th Avenue; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers: Claude Stewart, Clarence Stewart, Earl Stewart, Fred “Buckskin” Stewart, Troy Stewart, Denmon “Dent” Stewart, LeRoy Stewart and Ollie Magee; and two sisters: Shirley Stewart and Myrtis Lee Magee. 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00AM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA with Rev. Terrence August – Officiating, Elder Washington Drake – Host Church Pastor. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton in charge of arrangements. 

Phillip "PK" Barnes
March 28, 1936 - July 20, 2016
The heavens opened wide on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 welcoming Phill Kenneth (PK) Barnes. Phill (PK) was born in Franklinton, Louisiana to the late Marvin and Julia Watson Barnes. He was baptized and joined Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness at an early age. He graduated from Washington Parish High School and joined the United States Airforce. Phill (PK) served his country for over 20 years. After retiring from the Airforce he worked at the local family owned business called Quality Cleaners. He united in Holy matrimony to Louise Ginn-Barnes on December 26, 1977 and to this union a blended loving family was created. 
Phill (PK) was preceded in his death by his parents Marvin and Julia Watson-Barnes, step-son Walter Fowler and sibling’s Billy Barnes, Dorothy Cornist, Mary Gail Barnes-Gethers, and Jim Barnes. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Louise Ginn-Barnes, daughter Patrice K Barnes, step-children Toney Fowler (Vanessa), Coleman Fowler, Sandra Fowler, and Coleatha Fowler-Walker (Ronald). Two sisters Marvine Branham and Mona (Ed) Anderson. Two Brothers John Barnes and Bobby Barnes. Fourteen grandchildren E’lexus Warren, Jordan Barnes, Kelly Daniels Jr, Joshua Hart Jr, Riberto Lopez, Chandler Whitfield, Jase Walker, John Hewitt, Deja Bickham, Dy’Quon Bradley, Andrea T Magee, Christopher Fowler, Victoria Alexius and Torey Peters and an extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 2:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00AM Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA with Elder Washington Drake – Pastor Officiating. Internment – Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton in charge of arrangements. 

Mary L Rayford
June 16, 1936 - July 19, 2016 
Mary L. Rayford Mary L. Rayford, daughter of Everlean Thomas Sheridan and Sherman Green, was born June 16, 1936 in Tylertown, Mississippi. On May 10, 1952, she married Leroy “Willie” Rayford, Sr. and they were married for 53 years. She was a devoted member of the Greater Center Baptist Church in Angie, LA. Mary worked with Pioneer Aerospace Corporation for over 30 years. 
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her children: Dorothy Ree Wheeler, Detroit, MI, Clifford Rayford, Angie, LA, Clyde Rayford, Angie, LA, Virgil (Donice) Rayford, Sr. and Lorenza (Demetris) Rayford, Franklinton, LA; although grandchildren, she raised Jabbar (Priscilla) Rayford of Angie, LA, Angela Rayford of Columbia, MS, and Statuequa Franklin of Miami, FL as her own; her siblings: Damon Sheridan, California, Christine Watson, California, Julani Sheridan, Louisiana; 16 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, her goddaughter Loretta Pittman, and a host of aunts (eldest aunt, Darlene Swinney), uncles (eldest uncle, Marcus Green), nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends and neighbors. 
Mary L. Rayford was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Rayford, Sr., her mother, Everlean Sheridan, her father, Sherman Green, her sisters Elaine Sheridan Roberts and Wylet Sheridan, children Leroy Rayford, Jr. and Gloria J. Franklin.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 22nd from 2:00 – 6:00pm at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Funeral Service will be Friday at Greater Center Baptist Church in Angie, LA, Rev. Sydney Jones, Officiating. Interment in Live Oak Cemetery.

Louie John Stogner 
December 12, 1920 - July 19, 2016 
Louie John Stogner, 95, resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on July 19, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center. Mr. Louie was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church and a US Army Air Force veteran of WWII having served in Italy.
He is survived by his daughters Billie Jo (John) Spencer of Bogalusa, LA, Cheryl Lynn (Chuck) Vierck of Young Harris, GA, and Pamela Louise (David) Entrevia of Boglausa, LA; grandaughters Lisa (Foster) Trecost of Mandeville, LA, Carly Entrevia of Bogalusa; and his sister Willie Nell McBeth of Tylertown, MS.
Louie is preceded in death by his wife Mamie Ard Stogner, his parents Albert and Lettie Pittman Stogner, and his brothers Wallace Stogner and Ralph Stogner.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am in the chapel. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate with interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Military graveside rites will be handled by the American Legion Post #24. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Monroe Street Baptist Church, 1412 Monroe St., Bogalusa, LA 70427.
Pallbearers will be John Spencer, Foster Trecost, Ricky McNabb, Caleb Jenkins, Odie Hughes, and Bill Langston.

Roy Gordon
December 04, 1946 - July 18, 2016
Roy Coleman Gordon, born December 4, 1946 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands to Eloise Killings of Jamaica Queens , New York and the late Bertram Gordon, died July 18, 2016.
He is survived by two brothers, Donald Killings and Michael Killings, and three sisters, Esonia Young, Beverly Jensen, and Patricia Bennett, all of New York. He was preceded in death by two sisters; Valencia Gordon and Donna Smith, and one brother, Tracy Killings. He was united in marriage to the late Lillie Thompson Gordon of Franklinton, LA, and is also survived by three daughters: Tina (Derrick) Bickham, Litisha (Bruce) Ladner of Slidell, LA and Shirrelle Gordon of Franklinton, LA; five grandchildren, (Jahlisa, Derrick Jr., Triston, Starr, and Brycen); two great-grandchildren, (Jaidynn and Jace), nieces and nephews. He transitioned from his earthly life on July 18, 2016.
There will be a condolences and memorial time held at Crain and Son's Funeral Home in Franklinton , LA on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 between 4-6 p.m. 

Shirley Gregot Lane
March 08, 1932 - July 18, 2016
Shirley Gregot Lane, a resident of Kentwood went to meet her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton at the age of 84. She was born March 8, 1932 in New Orleans. She attended Spring Creek School and was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. She leaves behind a legacy of church pianists. She taught piano and guitar at New Zion School, west of Kentwood; Mt. Hermon School, Washington Parish, and at home in Kentwood in the late 50’s until 1967. After graduating from SLU, she taught at Valley Forge School, GED night classes for Tangipahoa Parish, and retired from Baton Rouge Vocational Technical School. 
She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Lewis Stoudenmier (Kentwood); three grandchildren, Stephanie Golden McDuff (Greensburg), Adam Crawford and wife, Michelle (Niceville, FL), and Amanda Stoudenmier Mannino (Kentwood); four great-grandchildren, Buford “Trey” Golden (Kentwood), Jordyn Mannino (Kentwood), and Will Crawford and Molly Proulx (Niceville, FL) and a nephew, Fred Day and wife, Michelle (Omaha, NE). 
Preceded in death by her parents, Fred (FG) Gregot and Ruby Hughes Gregot, and her sister, Norma Gregot Day. 
Visitation at Lewiston Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Friday, July 22, 2016. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lewiston Baptist Church, 74516 N. Lewiston Rd, Kentwood, LA 70444. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Brown Walther
November 26, 1931 - July 18, 2016
MILDRED BROWN WALTHERS, AGE 84 and a resident of Hammond died at 11:45 am Monday July 18, 2016 at her home. She was a former longtime resident of Franklinton and a native of New Orleans where she had retired from the Orleans Parish School System. Millie loved the arts and upon retiring later became the art teacher at Bowling Green School for several years. She enjoyed painting, reading, listening to music and working crossword puzzles. She liked spending time with her friends at the Council on Aging in Hammond and was a founding member of the Franklinton G.R.I.T.S. Red Hat Society, with whom she enjoyed many social outings through the years. Millie liked to sing and act with The Franklinton Community Theater and also was a member of the Washington Parish Art Association. Prior to her move to Hammond, she was affiliated with Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church near Franklinton where she was baptized. 
Survived by:  2 Sons and Daughters in law: Richard Lawrence Walther and Cindy Walther of Hammond, Michael Frederick Walther and Marla Walther of Johnstown, PA,; Daughter and Son in law: Susan Rose Mahoney and Rich Mahoney of Metairie; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Melanie and Will Herrera, Katie Walther and fiancé Chris Satter, Chris Walther, Jason Walther, Margaret Walther, Taylor Walther, Patrick Walther, Michael Walther, Jr., Emily and Michael Lipani, Michael and Bethany Donegan; 3 Great-grandchildren: Indy Herrera, William Lipani, Maren Lipani; Also numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Frederick L. Walther, Jr., an infant son Thomas Lawrence Walther, her parents Willie Jeptha Brown and Zoe’ Dean Wascom Brown, 3 sisters Patsy Ruth Burkart, Mary Alma O’Brien, and Ora Marie Hamilton and a brother William Edgar Brown.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Saturday July 23rd from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ty Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Silver Springs Baptist Church cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the American Lung Association (www.lung.org). 

Shawn "Loaf" Arabie
February 10, 1972 - July 17, 2016
SHAWN IVY “LOAF” ARABIE, AGE 44 and a resident of Sun died Sunday July 17, 2016 doing what he loved, working on his race car. He was a welder that enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Shawn loved to cook for family and friends, especially his favorite seafood. He always cared deeply for his entire family and many friends.
Survived by:  Wife: Tricia A. Arabie of Sun; 4 Children and Spouses: Paige Arabie and Jessie Pierce, Gabriel and Junior Morse, Krysten Arabie, Rebekah Arabie; 2 Grandchildren: Gaston Leroy “T-Boy” Morse, III, Remmington Klose Arabie; An expectant grandchild; Parents: Denise and Floyd “Black” Arabie; Siblings: Brandie Arabie,  Christina Spell, Ricky Terrebone, Jr., Shae Hall; Godchildren: Rebecca Frickey, Airman First Class Joseph Arabie, Landon Arabie, Robin Logan Smith; Special Moms: Peggy Dawson, Diane Strahan; Also loved by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother Robin L. Frickey, and grandparents Ivy and Jeanette Frickey, Frank and Elvira Arabie.
Visitation will be at Oak Grove Baptist Church (19840 Lee Road, Franklinton, LA 70438) Thursday July 21st from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Thursday with Rev. Derek Dantin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Bertha Mae Miller
February 18, 1939 - July 17, 2016
Bertha Mae Miller born February 18, 1939 wnt home to be with The Lord July 17, 2016 at the age of 77. She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and was a member of the Central Missionary Baptist Church.
She leaves behind 2 sons, Kurt Miller and his wife Elisha of Bogalusa and Karl Miller and his wife Brenda of Pine, La., a daughter, Patricia "Patsy" Flynn and her husband Jimmy of Streets Boro, Ohio, a brother, Woodrow Freeman of TN, 2 sisters, Pauline Cotton and Shirley Penton both of Pine, La., 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Ophelia Freeman, her beloved husband, Arnold Edward Miller.
Visitation will be held Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 6:00 P.M. Until 9:00 P.M. And will resume Thursday morning after 8:00 A.M. Until service time at 11:00 A.M. The services will be conducted by Elder Doyle Ball and assited by Rev. Jimmy Miller. Interment will follow in the Central Missionary Baptists Church Cemetery.

Jan D. Harris 
August 31, 1963 - July 17, 2016 
Jan D. Harris, loving wife of 33 years, devoted mother, cherished daughter-in- law & precious Sweetie to her grandbabies, was born in Dallas, Texas on August 31,1963 and passed away on Sunday July 17, 2016 at University Hospital in New Orleans, LA. at the age of 52. She was a longtime resident of Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of the Bogalusa Firefighters Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Harris of Bogalusa, LA.; daughters; Shari Hutson and her husband J of Pearl River, LA., Sarah Harris of Bogalusa, LA. , Katlyn Pierce and her husband Michael of Bogalusa, LA.; sisters Dina Venable and her husband Mike of Wewoka, OK., Misty Crowson and her husband Chris of Wewoka, OK.; brothers John David Griffin and his wife Dawn of Euless, TX., Jim Griffin and his wife Beth of Goose Creek, SC.; Stepdad Jim Fleming of Wewoka, OK.; mother-in-law Barbara Harris Adams of Bogalusa,LA.; Eight grandchildren Brandi & Brittany Hutson, Timothy Creel, Riley & Avery Hutson, Braylen, Lauralye and EllaKate Pierce; special family friends, Jeremy Creel and Tadd Rushing. She is preceeded in death by her parents Jack Cecil and Freda Mainord Fleming.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, LA.

Althea Richardson "Billy" Pigott
September 18, 1931 - July 15, 2016
Althea Richardson “Billy” Pigott passed away at the age 84 on July 15, 2016 at her residence.
Visitation on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 2:00PM – 6:00PM followed by a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM. 
Funeral service on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:00PM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church 841 East 6th Street Bogalusa, LA with Rev. E.L Powell, Jr. – Officiating, Rev. Douglas Hart – Pastor of Host Church. Internment – Bogalusa Cemetery.

Martha Boyd
January 14, 1967 - July 14, 2016
MARTHA STOGNER BOYD, AGE 49 and a resident of Franklinton died early Thursday morning July 14, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help people. Martha was very caring toward others and was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother.
Survived by:  Husband: Jimmy Boyd of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Courtney and Zack Daughdrill, Kasie and Jake Lee; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Jimmy Boyd, Jr. and Jennifer Boyd, Carl and Kayla Pritchard; 2 Grandchildren: Alexander Daughdrill, Sklya Pritchard; Mother: Linda McKay; Sister: Rachel Stogner; Brother: Barkley Stogner; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father Warren Stogner and a brother David Stogner.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday July 16th from 2 pm until 4 pm. A memorial service will be held at 4 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff Rimes officiating.

Dr. Kerry O. Thomas, Sr.
April 28, 1951 - July 14, 2016
DR. KERRY OWEN THOMAS, SR., AGE 65, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 14, 2016 at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans surrounded by family. He was a native of Thomas, LA, and a longtime resident of Amite, LA. He was a member of Thomas First Baptist Church. Kerry graduated from Thomas High School, where he was an All-State basketball player. He then received a basketball scholarship to attend Nicholls State University. After graduating, he obtained a Master’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University followed by a Doctorate Degree of Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He was a real estate broker for almost forty years. Kerry had an entrepreneurial spirit and held numerous business licenses. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He enjoyed shooting pool, planting watermelons, watching basketball games and fishing with his grandchildren. 
Kerry is survived by his children, Dr. Nancy N. Thomas and husband Dr. John W. Boyle IV, Kerry Owen Thomas, Jr and wife , Jessica Thomas; his siblings, Dianna Thomas and Dr. Jerry and Lou Ann Thomas; his grandchildren, Benjamin Thomas Boyle, Brooklyn Boyle, and Elise Boyle; and his aunt Margie T. Passman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R.O. and Nelline Thomas, his brother Richie Thomas, and two infant siblings.
Visitation will begin at noon on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm with Rev. Shadd Pittman and Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Entombment will follow at the Thomas Mausoleum. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Thomas Cemetery Fund; 51866 Lawrence Creek Road, Franklinton, LA 70438.
Pallbearers will be Norman Poole, cousin John R. Passman, nephews Dr. Jason Thomas, Pete Thomas, Lander Thomas, and son-in-law Dr. John Boyle. Honorary pallbearer will be grandson Benjamin Thomas Boyle.

Eulia Dean Sartin Christopher
January 28, 1947 - July 13, 2016
Mrs. Eulia Dean Sartin Christopher passed away at the age of 69 on July 13, 2016 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, MS.
She leaves to cherish her memories, four daughters, Frenchie C. (Charles Ray) Johnson of Columbia, MS, LaSheba Christopher of Columbia, MS, Fannie Christopher of Bogalusa, LA, and Edna (Ray) Oatis of Columbia, MS; four sons, Marcus (Maria) Christopher, Lawrence (Johnetta) Christopher, Freddie (Gloria) Christopher, and Cote Christopher all of Columbia, MS; one brother, Harry Earl (Louise) Sartin of Columbia, MS.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Christopher; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Sylvester (Naomi) Sartin, Sr.; eight brothers, and four sisters.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 9:00AM – 10:45AM followed by funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 141 Friendship Church Rd Columbia, MS with Pastor David Daniel – Officiating. Interment – Friendship Mississippi Baptist Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral – Bogalusa are in charge arrangement.

Eleanor Juanita Davis Guilott
October 28, 1930 - July 10, 2016
Eleanor Juanita Davis Guilott passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 10, surrounded by her family at the age of 85. She was a lifelong resident of Bush, LA who enjoyed her family, friends, traveling, and working in her yard. She was a member of the Bush Garden Club and Hebron Baptist Church.
She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Guilott. She is survived by two sons: Howard (Alice) Guilott of Orange, TX and C. Wayne Guilott of Bush, LA; and three daughters: Glenda (James) Sharp of Langston, AL, Sandra (Bruce) Knight of Enon, LA, and W. Sue (Jammie) Singletary of Bush, LA. She has ten grandchildren: Terry Sharp, Anthony (Tony) Knight, Theresa Addison, Branson Singletary, Brittany Sullivan, Susan Vallarautto, Anita Guilott, Nancy Stanberry, Ryan Guilott, and Stephanie Guilott. Twenty-one great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; three sisters: Betty Travis, Helen (Wayne) Kemp, and Pat (Frank) Strain; and two brothers: Mack (Ann) Davis and Billy (Jan) Davis. 
She is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Ruth Thomas Davis, two sisters: Mary Kennedy and Debbie Huntress, three brothers-in-laws, Claiborne Travis, Jimmy Kennedy and Basil Huntress.  
Visitation will be held at Hebron Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 13 from 1:00 p.m. until service at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating the service. The interment will follow in the Hebron Baptist Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Hebron Baptist Church Building Fund. 

Lillie Mae Walters
November 16, 1953 - July 8, 2016
LILLIE MAE CHAIN WALTERS, AGE 62 and a resident of Franklinton died Friday evening July 8, 2016 at her home. She enjoyed reading, especially her favorite novelist Stephen King. She had a large and varied rooster collection and she always loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Survived by:  Husband: Robert Dale Walters of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Stephen Dale and Jennifer Walters of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Reagan Walters, Meagan Walters, Layton Walters; 6 Brothers: William “Bill” Bonin, Yancy Chain, Michael Chain, Ronald Chain, Danny Chain, Rickey Chain; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Cleon Chain and Jeralene Money Chain, a sister Kathy Chain and brother Arthur “A.C.” Chain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday July 10th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Kelly and Dr. Stan Statham officiating. Burial will follow in the Rushing Cemetery near Tylertown.
Pallbearers: John Chain, Lawrence Chain, Derek Chain, Reggie Stewart, Richard Chain, Michael Mitchell

Sherry Johnson 
Died July 8, 2016 
Mrs. Sherry Jean Johnson, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, on July 8, 2016, at the age of 58.
Sherry is survived by her husband; Julius W. Johnson Jr. of Bogalusa, LA, a daughter; Amy Lynette Johnson of Bogalusa, LA, a son; Robert Nathan Johnson of Bogalusa, LA, a sister April Denise (Jimmy) Breland of Bogalusa, LA, brothers Clyde Tracy (Robin) Walker of Laurel, MS, and Bro. Bo (Vicki) Walker of Purvis, MS, grandchildren; Julius Robert Johnson, Dakoda Miller, David Neal Miller III, Destiny Nicole Miller, and many nieces and nephews.
Sherry is preceded in death by her son; Nicholas Johnson and her parents; Willis and Joan Walker.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 13, 2016, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, beginning at 2:00pm and continue until a memorial service at 4:00pm. The Rev. Pete Underwood will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Childrens Miracle Network in Sherry's Honor.

Elsie Mae Wilson
April 13, 1942 - July 07, 2016
Mrs. Elsie Mae Wilson passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories by her three sons, Albert (Cheryl), Vincent (Jackie) and Reginald (Joy); nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Terry (Roberta) Fox of Seattle, WA, Albert Fox of Seattle, WA, and Tyrone Fox of Franklinton, LA; two sisters, Grace Garrison of Seattle, WA and Myrtis Lee Reed of Franklinton, LA and a host of other relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Wilson; parents, Kerry and Mary Lee Fox; two brothers, Elbert Fox and Jerome Fox.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM followed by a family hour from 6:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral – Franklinton.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 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. 

James David Hall, Sr. 
July 9, 1928 - July 5, 2016 
James David Hall, Sr., age 87, born on July 9, 1928, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He served in WWII in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the 40 & 8; and the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
He is survived by his wife, Mavis Sumrall Hall of Bogalusa, LA; a daughter, Regina H. Jenkins of Lafayette, LA; two sons, James D. Hall, Jr. of Pine Grove, LA and Greg Arthur Hall of Isabel, LA; two sisters, Earline Betts of Las Vegas, Nevada and Betty Lott of Alexandria, LA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Kelly Western.
He is preceded in death by a son, Randal Hall.
Graveside Memorial Services will be held at the Magic City American Legion Post #24 Veterans Cemetery in Ponemah Cemetery on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Paul Corse officiating. Interment will be held at the Magic City American Legion Post #24 Veterans Cemetery in Ponemah Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy Y. Stillwell Crain 
June 7, 1945 - July 5, 2016 
Peggy Y. Stillwell Crain, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 71, born on June 7, 1945, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny D. Crain, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Johnny D. Crain, Jr. (Tammy) and Brian Crain (Samantha) both of Varnado, LA; a sister, Joyce Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; a brother, James H. Jimbo Stillwell, Jr. (Stephanie) of Bush, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Patrick Magee, Rev. Jerry Wayne Cox and Rev. Roam Crain officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Ruby Duncan
January 14, 1965 - July 4, 2016
Ruby Ann Duncan born January 14, 1965, passed away July 4, 2016 in McComb, Ms. She is survived by her husband Larry Duncan Sr. , of Bogalusa La. Three sons, Burkley Duncan of Warnerton La, Larry Duncan Jr. of Warnerton La, and Thomas Duncan of Warnerton La. One daughter Angel Duncan of Warnerton. Father Ruben Stogner of Warnerton and one sister Mary Ann Stogner of Ms. Seven grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her mother Mary E. Stogner.
Visitation will be held in the Brown Mcgehee Funeral Home Chapel on Friday July 8, 2016 from 5 pm until 10 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday July 9, 2016 from 8 am until time for services in the chapel at 11 am. Burial will be in Stogner's Family Cemetery. Rev. William Tullos will officiate.

Johnnie R. Crowe
March 16, 1932 - July 4, 2016
JOHNNIE RUTH MORGAN CROWE, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died early Monday morning July 4, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was retired from the Southeast Louisiana Hospital and a member of Canaan Baptist Church. Johnnie enjoyed taking care of her yard and mowing the fields on her tractor. She also enjoyed sewing and being in the outdoors. Johnnie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that cherished the time spent with her great-grandchildren.
Survived by:  Son: Walter Crowe; Granddaughter and Spouse: Joanna and Steve Jenkins; Grandson: Bucklee Crowe; 3 Great-grandchildren: Jonna Jenkins, Rachel Jenkins, David Jenkins; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Durward and Wilda Morgan, Nathan and Alma Morgan; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Denman “Spunk” Crowe, son Wayne Crowe, 2 grandsons Jerry Crowe, David Crowe, her parents Alton Morgan and Bertha Miller Morgan, a sister Josepha Morgan Jones, 2 brothers Travis Morgan and Elzey Morgan.
Visitation will be at Canaan Baptist Church Wednesday July 6th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Wednesday with Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Travis Morgan, Daniel Morgan, Tyler Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Johnny Tarver, Steve Jenkins

Ilean Crain
October 6, 1919 - July 3, 2016
ILEAN CRAIN, AGE 96 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning July 3, 2016 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton that loved her Lord and church family. Ilean was formerly a dental assistant and the receptionist for many years at the X-Ray department of Riverside Medical Center. She was also annually involved with Mile Branch Settlement of the Washington Parish Free Fair.
Survived by:  Sister: Dorothy Guy of Angie; Also numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces which she thought of as her very own.
She was preceded in death by her parents McCauley Crain and Luella Smith Crain, 4 sisters Inez Crain, Bessie Crain, Doris Crain Fussell and Oma Crain, and 5 brothers Edwin Crain, Ewell Crain, Delos Crain, Jessie Willard Crain and Hubert Crain. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday July 5th from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the First Baptist Church of Franklinton Building Fund or the Acts 1:8 missions fund.

Keith Allen Pounds 
July 1, 1972 - July 2, 2016 
Keith Allen Pounds, age 44, a resident of Columbia, MS, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Brown; a son, Trent Pounds; two sisters, Monica Dumas (Eric) and Michelle Pounds; a brother, Stephen Pounds (Victoria); nieces and nephews, T. J., Kayla, Garrett, Destin, Maddy, Tylin, Ashtin and Emily; great-niece and great-nephew, Jaylen and Christian.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ray Pounds and Jackie Darley Anderson Pounds; and a nephew, Christopher Jenkins.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Eddie Robertson officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Martin Andrew "Marty" Knight
May 27, 1950 - July 2, 2016
Martin Andrew "Marty" Knight born May27. 1950 went home to be with The Lord on July 2, 2016 at the age of 66. He was a member of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church of the Lee Road Community.
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Diane Jenkins Knight of Franklinton, 2 daughters, Lisa Gayle Knight of Franklinton and Samantha Lynn Knight Farlow and her husband of Sumrall, MS.a brother, Herbert "Herbie" Knight of Biloxi, MS. And a half-brother, Clarence Meyers of Bogalusa, 2 sisters, Ann Hindall of Navarre, Fla. And Faye Knight of Varnado, 11 grandchildren and step Grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, PrentissH. And Rose Mae Bush Knight.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday July 7,2016 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and resume Friday July 8, 2016 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 10:00 A.M. The interment wil;l follow in the Jenkins Cemetery located in Bogalusa.

Dorothy "Dot" Kirschner 
June 28, 1942 - July 1, 2016 
Dorothy (Dot) Kirschner (Pounds) passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the night on Thursday, July 1, at her home in Buda, Texas, at the age of 74.
Dorothy was born on June 28, 1942, in Bogalusa, to the late Johnny Pounds and Bertha Pounds. She was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, mother-in-law and soon-to-be great grandmother. Dorothy was known for her loving heart, caring nature, and her remarkable abilities to pick up just about any craft and turn it into an art form.
Throughout her life she maintained a sweet spirit, was always an encouragement to others, and spoke ill of no one. To her children she was known for her boisterous support at their sporting events and her warm embrace in times of need. Dorothy was blessed with a courageous and adventurous spirit traveling far from her birthplace having lived in Houston, Austin, San Diego, and places in-between.
Dorothy treasured her time talking to her friends, creating all types of crafts, but her greatest joy in life was her family. Loving mother to Scott Killens and fiancée Linda Calamito of Boston, Mass.; Kevin Killens and wife Brenda Killens of Leander, Texas; Charles Killens of Austin, Texas; Joetta Laree Daniels and husband Paul Daniels of Leander; grandmother to Kurt Killens, Kevin Killens Jr., Brittany Killens, Braden Killens and Tensley Daniels; sister to Mildred Fowler and Fred Pounds; lifelong best friend (sister) JoAnne Book. She is also survived by many extended family members and countless friends touched by Dorothy’s warmth and love.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Pounds and Bertha Pounds; her two brothers, Jessie Pounds and Johnny Pounds Jr.; and three sisters, Judy Neismith, Jean Pritchett and Louise Hartzog.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 7, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home starting at 5 p.m., (eulogy at 6 p.m.), with a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday, July 8, at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Tommy Varnado officiating.

Olin W. Carrier 
October 10, 1942 - July 1, 2016 
Olin W. Carrier, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born October 10, 1942 passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center in Franklinton, LA at the age of 73.
He is survived by his wife, Helga Carrier of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Julie Hibbs of Los Alamitos, CA; one step-daughter, Diana Whittemore of Tylertown, MS; two grandsons Wayne Wallace "Zach" Elliot and Bo S. Whittmore; two brothers, Louis Carrier of Bogalusa, LA and Rodney Carrier of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Shirley Pittman of Foxworth, MS and Jo Ann Mitchell of Bogalusa, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Myrtis Carrier; three sisters, Velma Graham, Doris Narretto, and Ollie Smith and three brothers, Elbert Carrier, Sidney Carrier, and Gary Carrier.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a memorial service beginning at 6:00 P.M. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate the service.

Linnie Ree Boyd Hundemer 
February 24, 1917 - July 1, 2016 
Linnie Ree Boyd Hundemer, former long-time resident of Boglausa, died peacefully on July 1, 2016 at Grace Health and Rehab in Slaughter, LA. Linnie was born in Shreveport of February 24, 1917 to William Edwin and Annie Lanier Boyd, both of whom predeceased her, as did her three brothers Edwin, Jack and Joe.
A native of Shreveport and graduate of Byrd High School, Dodd College and LSU, Linnie came to Bogalusa in the late 1930's and taught physical education in the Bogalusa school system for several years. At the end of World War II, she married Charles H. “Charlie” Hundemer, an engineer at the paper mill. They raised three sons, instilling in them high moral character, a strong work ethic, an appreciation of nature and the importance of a good education.
Linnie was very active in Bogalusa civic affairs as a volunteer for Campfire Girls, Civic League, the Planning and Zoning Commission, Rest Haven Nursing Home and First Baptist Church, where she was a church member for over 70 years. She was an early organizer of the Republican Party locally and statewide and was particularly active in the local Republican Women's Association. Linnie's ongoing work in the community led to her being honored as “The Daily News” citizen of the year in 1985.
Linnie was preceded in death by her husband Charlie, who died in 1992. She is survived by sons Bill (Chris) of Knoxville, TN, Bob (Sigrid) of Baton Rouge and Tom (Sally) of Shreveport as well as two grandsons and two granddaughters.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, starting at 9:00 am and remaining open until the funeral service at 11:00 am in the Chapel. Rev. Greg Whaley will officiate and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Jimmie Roy Mizell
September 5, 1950 - July 1, 2016
JIMMIE ROY MIZELL, AGE 65 and a resident of the Enon community died Friday evening July 1, 2016 at the Ocshner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was a farmer that really loved his animals. Jimmie had horses, other livestock and farm animals around his home. He often would help others in the routine veterinary care of their animals as well. Jimmie cared about his family and friends and would always be available to help those in need of anything.
Survived by:  4 Brothers and Sisters in law: William Mizell of Hot Springs, Arkansas Wayne and Catherine Mizell, Johnnie and Mary Ann Mizell, Robert and Rebecca Mizell all of Enon; Sister: Judy Stogner of Franklinton; Half-Brother: Victor Mizell of Arkansas; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Otto Mizell and Darlene Fussell Mizell and a brother Kenneth Lloyd “Kenny” Mizell.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday July 3rd from 12 pm until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Mizell Cemetery.

Charles Robert Seals 
January 5, 1962 - June 29, 2016
Charles Robert Seals, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 54, born on January 5, 1962, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
He is survived by a daughter, Bridget Seals Smith (Robert) of Jesup, GA; two sons, Charles Curtis Seals of Purvis, MS and Robert Christian Seals of Bush, LA; one grandchild, Elijah James Smith of Jesup, GA; his mother, Bettie Mills Cooper of Bogalusa, LA; his father, Charles Edward Seals (Laura) of Varnado, LA; three sisters, Theresa Seals Terrell of Bogalusa, LA, Lesa Cooper (Sylvia Friend) of Ponchatoula, LA, and Cheryl Cooper Richardson of Victoria, TX; three brothers, Jimmy Seals (Brittany) Franklinton, LA, Joey Seals of Covington, LA and Lamont Cooper (Carolyn) of Gibson, LA; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at New Life United Pentecostal Church from 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Wesley Quave officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Guynell A. Hess
January 28, 1943 - June 29, 2016
Guynell A. Hess, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 2:58 AM on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Southwest MS Regional Medical Center in McComb. She was born January 28, 1943 in Baton Rouge and was 73 years of age. 
She is survived by her special friend, Smiley A. Seals, Kentwood; daughter, Bobbie Darnell Roper, Albany; 2 sons, Guy Ezell Thames, Independence and Henry Lee Thames, Jr., Clinton; 6 grandchildren, Rachael Riddle, Amanda Melancon, Joshua Kirkland, Jessie Lee Thames and Nicole Thames, and great grandchildren, Jay Riddle, Westin Gordon, Steven Smith, Terra Harris, Vance Lear, Camren Lear, Mason Kirkland, Kyleigh Thames and Addyson Thames. 
Preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Ann Riddle and granddaughter, Chrissy Kirkland. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Friday, July 1, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Corkern Cemetery, Franklinton.

Jimmy Bruce Brumfield
February 2, 1946 - June 28, 2016
JIMMY BRUCE BRUMFIELD, AGE 70 and a resident of the Hays Creek community died Tuesday afternoon June 28, 2016 at his home. He was a former dairyman that enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. Jimmy was a medic for the United States Army 101st Airborne division during the Vietnam War. He liked taking care of his yard and riding around in his Dodge truck. He also enjoyed fishing and being in the outdoors.
Survived by:  Wife: Natalie Barber Brumfield of Hays Creek; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Kelli and Conrad Luper of Pine, Robin Brown of Denham Springs; 2 Sons: Casey Brumfield, Greg Brumfield both of Franklinton; 4 Step-sons and Spouses: Vince and Melinda Barber, John and Bridget Barber, Matthew and Jennifer Barber, Bradley and Monica Barber; 19 Grandchildren; 8 Great-grandchildren; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Jackson Brumfield, Wayne and Linda Brumfield; Cousin: Gary Brumfield; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Ophelia Bridges Brumfield, father and step-mother John A. Brumfield and Veda Brumfield, daughter Cindy Brooks, brothers Elgin Brumfield, Denman Brumfield, and John R. Brumfield and an infant sister Mary Ann Brumfield.
Visitation will be Saturday July 16th at Hays Creek Baptist Church from 10 am until 11 am. A memorial service including military honors will be held in the church at 11 am with Rev. Fredrick Brumfield officiating. 
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to Hospice of St. Tammany for their care and support.

Dixie Nell Yates Gallaspy 
December 12, 1934 - June 28, 2016 
Dixie Nell Yates Gallaspy of Bogalusa died on June 28, 2016, after a lengthy illness. She was born on Palestine Plantation southwest of Franklinton on December 12, 1934, the sixth child of Fred W. Yates and Mrs. Camille Gardner Yates. Mrs. Gallaspy graduated from Franklinton High School in 1953 as Co-Valedictorian of her class and went to Texas State College for Women where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Art in 1957.
After working as an Assistant Home Demonstration Agent in St. Landry Parish, she was employed by Mueller's Department Store in Lake Charles in her chosen avocation as an interior designer. After moving to Bogalusa Mrs. Gallaspy established Dixie's Designs which provided and implemented aesthetic designs for the interiors of both homes and commercial structures with emphasis for years on the interior colors and arrangement of motion picture houses then being built throughout the South by Gulf States Theaters. At one time, in conjunction with the late Edgar Ferguson, she designed and manufactured women's clothing under the name of "d nelle" and marketed it through several of the major Canal Street clothing emporiums. She was a founding organizer of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, and also was appointed by Gov. Edwin Edwards as a Charter Member of the Louisiana State Commission on Women's Rights. In 1985 Mrs. Gallaspy brought the Bed and Breakfast concept to Bogalusa. She had earlier purchased the acreage known as "Smoky Creek Plantation" where Mr. and Mrs. Vertrees Young had maintained their home for many years, and she adapted the home and grounds to accommodate overnight guests. Many couples were joined in marriage there, and in the frantic months following Hurricane Katrina first responders were billeted in the manor house.
In 1981 she was asked to serve as the first queen of the Magic City Carnival Association, and with the late Vertrees Young who Served as king, introduced the Mardi Gras celebration to Washington Parish.
Early in her career she was recognized as Bogalusa's Woman of the Year by the Bogalusa Professional Women's Association, and she was later honored by the entire city as its Citizen of the Year for 1982. In 1986 Mrs. Gallaspy founded the Smoky Creek Summer School for girls, providing pre-teen tutelage on table and social graces, health habits and nutrition, skin care and cosmetics, dating, formal entertaining, and other topics appropriate for girls who are about to mature into young ladies. Guest physicians, dietitians, cosmetologists, and other professionals conduct classes, and the school continues to receive national recognition. Her Sundays were preoccupied with worship services and the conducting of her adult Sunday School class at Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Gallaspy was listed in Who's Who in America for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Frederic O. Yates, John Mousely Yates and Lyda Yates Wood; and is survived by her husband of 58 years, John N. Gallaspy; by sons, Dr. John Whithurst Gallaspy and wife Stacy; Gardner Weeks Gallaspy and wife Lori; and Leland Redding Gallaspy and wife Tonya; by grandchildren, Connor, Caitlyn, Marianna, Molly (Whit's children), Will and Emily (Gardner's children), and Caroline and Grant Gallaspy (Leland's children); and by sisters, Margie Yates Jenkins and Doris Yates Magee.
Her entire life, spanning from childhood when dropping seed corn in a furrow ahead of her father's plow to her later times of providing programs and entertainment for nursing home residents, was devoted to service to fellow human beings, cheerful and wholesome service, lovingly offered.
Visitation will be at Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church in Bogalusa from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Friday, July 1, 2016 and 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Saturday followed by the Funeral services conducted by Rev. Bill Moon at the Church at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be carried out later in the Pelican Cemetery in Desoto Parish.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Mark Jenkins, Mitchell Magee, Price Yates, and Johnny Yates; grandsons, John Connor Gallaspy, Grant Gallaspy, and Will Gallaspy; and loyal family friend Bill Nielsen.

Dorothy Maricelli
January 27, 1932 - June 27, 2016
DOROTHY FAYE YATES MARICELLI, AGE 84 and a resident of the Lee Road Community received her angel wings at 3:17 am Monday June 27, 2016 at the Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church International that liked to focus her attention to the mission field and also mentoring young families and new Christians. Dorothy greatly believed in the power of prayer and she did just that on behalf of her family, church or those in need. She and her husband were instrumental in the planting and building of a new church in Argentina and would often employ people around the house just for the opportunity to witness to them. She was affectionately known as “Ms. Dorothy” to the many people who often heard her on the local Swap Shop and she also liked to sew and make crafts. Dorothy enjoyed playing card games with her family and friends. According to her family, her life revolved around reading God’s Word, visiting and working alongside her church family and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.
“Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word.” Psalm 119: 65.
Survived by:  Her Loving Husband of 62 years: Rev. D.E. Maricelli of Lee Road; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Rick and Donna Maricelli, James and Rhonda Maricelli all of Lee Road; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Donna and Glyn Newman of Franklinton, Felicia and Phillip Nicholson of Lee Road, Mary Phelps of Omaha, NE; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses; 17 Great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Grace and C.D. Thornton of Lake Charles, Lynda Croom of Pineville; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Wade Yates, Jackie and Ruth Yates all of McLeod, TX; 2 Sisters in law: Lois Yates of Dallas, TX, Bonnie Yates of Huffines, TX; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Wade Alton Yates and Charlie Mae Parker Yates, and brothers Homer Yates and Charles Neal Yates.
Visitation will be at The Pentecostals of Lee Road church; 17700 Lee Road, Covington, LA 70435; Wednesday June 29th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 3 pm Thursday with Rev. T.F. Tenney, Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. Anthony Mangun, Rev. Kevin Cox, Rev. Paul Trentacoste and Rev. Doug Klinedinst officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers are her grandsons Sean Phelps, Dylan Phelps, Kris Nicholson, Jeremy Newman, Jathan Maricelli, Shane Maricelli
Honorary Pallbearers are grandsons Blake Phelps, Kenneth Nicholson, Todd Newman

Benny Joe Hathorne, Sr. 
March 30, 1935 - June 27, 2016 
Benny Joe Hathorne, Sr. age 81, born on March 30, 1935 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Edwina Delores Hathorne of Bogalusa, LA; five daughters, Reannette (Daniel) Thomas of Thomas, LA, Becky (Michael) Knight of Bogalusa, LA, Melinda (Chris) Bickham of Mandeville, LA, Beverly (Buddy) Magee and Connie (Paul) Miller both of Pine, LA; one son, Benny Hathorne, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA; fourteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

James Kruebbe
June 22, 1928 - June 26, 2016
JAMES WALTER KRUEBBE, AGE 88 and a resident of Franklinton died Sunday evening June 26, 2016 at his home. He was a native and former longtime resident of New Orleans where he had retired as a Captain in the Homicide Division of the New Orleans Police Department. He later worked at the United States Marshalls Office for 10 years. Jimmy was a past Master of the Invincible Masonic Lodge in New Orleans and was also past Master of the Masonic Lodge #101 in Franklinton. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church of Franklinton who loved to travel, including throughout Europe and his favorite London, England. Jimmy enjoyed reading, playing golf and visiting each month with his police affiliated PALs group and walking with his group at First Baptist Church of Franklinton. 
Survived by:  Wife: Dorothy Riley Kruebbe of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Cherie and Douglass Moragas of River Ridge; Son and Daughter in law: Thomas and Traci Biskupovich of Harahan; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Laura and Brian Duthu, David and Amy Moragas, Rachelle and Scott Wenneman, Marlaina and Mark McCormick, Chad Biskupovich, Thomas Biskupovich, Kayla Biskupovich; 18 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great-grandchild; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents James Phillip Kruebbe and Marguerite Mooney Kruebbe, grandson Paul Moragas and sister and brother in law Margaret Ann and Paul Fenerty.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home; 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA 70438; Wednesday June 29th from 6 pm until 9 pm. A Masonic rites service will be at 7 pm Wednesday. Visitation will continue Thursday at 9 am with a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 10 am. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Saint Joseph’s Abbey; Dept. of Institutional Advancement, 75367 River Road, St. Benedict, LA 70457; or to the Acts 1:8 fund of First Baptist Church of Franklinton; 950 Self Street, Franklinton, LA 70438.
Pallbearers: Thomas Biskupovich, Daniel Fenerty, Shawn Fenerty, David Moragas, Paul Herbert

Shirley Leanell Anthony
October 23, 1955 - June 26, 2016
Mrs. Shirley Anthony passed away at the age of 60 on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center.
Shirley Antony was born in Independence, LA to Willie and Oretha Taylor.
Mrs. Shirley was a faithful and dedicated member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Johnny Causey, Sr.
She served in the Washington Parish School System in the capacity of a cafeteria worker and later as a cafeteria manager for more than 20 years. During her years at Franklinton Elementary School she touched the lives of many, many children and encourage teachers and coworkers of her love for God.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories her loving husband, Lester Anthony of Franklinton, LA; she is the mother of six children, Shonda Anthony of Baton Rouge, LA, Felicia Anthony of Franklinton, LA, Alicia Anthony of Bake Charles, LA, Quincy Anthony of Washington, DC, Marshall Anthony of Houston, TX and Lester A. Anthony of New Orleans, LA; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Pamela Taylor of Franklinton, LA; two brothers, Paul Taylor of Kentwood, LA and Willie E. Taylor of Gonzales, LA
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 2:00PM – 4:00PM, and 5:00PM – 7:00PM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00AM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Causey – Pastor Officiating. Interment – St. James Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Jimmie Lowe
June 29, 1950 - June 26, 2016
Jimmie Lowe and a resident of Kentwood passed away at 11:55 AM on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born June 29, 1950 in Hopkins County, KY and was 65 years of age. 
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ellen Lowe; daughters, April Moak and husband, Joseph, Roseland, Melissa Lowe, Baton Rouge and Kimberly Lowe, Kentwood; 11 grandchildren, Melinda Hyde and husband, Rusty, Britany Cutrer and husband, Randy, Lindsey Kimble and Brandon Kinnamon, Tiphanie Allen, Danny C. Allen, Jr., Kassidy Allen, Emily Moak, Savanah Moak, Kaitlyn Moak, Breanna Fields and Seth Fields; 3 great grandchildren;11 nieces and nephews and sisters, Sue Ray Campbell and Doris Ann Farris. 
Preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Hook; father, Dorsey Lowe and nephew, Anthony Michael Sisk. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 PM until 9 PM , Friday, July 1, 2016. Funeral Service will be held at 8 PM. Services conducted by Rev. Israel Rodriguez. 

Charles Tatman Hudspeth, Jr.
August 05, 1945 - June 26, 2016
Charles Tatman Hudspeth, Jr., a resident of Bolivar, LA passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born on August 5, 1945 in Magnolia, MS and was 70 years old. He was the business owner/operator of R and H Dozer for over 40 years, as well as an avid outdoorsman and U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jewel Ricks Hudspeth; his father, Charles T. Hudspeth, Sr.; children, Benjamin Hudspeth, Sr. and wife, Johanna, Arcola, John Harlin Hudspeth, Bolivar, Charlie Karen Hudspeth, Roseland, and his “adopted” son, Ray Hutchinson, Pride, and his grandchildren, Braston, Raeven and Bennie Hudspeth and Bailey LeJeune. He is also survived by siblings, Francis Hudspeth, Houma, Steven Hudspeth and wife, Misty, Alvin, TX, Renee Hudspeth, Hammond, and Lisa Bateman and husband, Jim, Utah. 
Preceded in death by his mother, Inez Dykes Hudspeth Warren; his step father, James L. Warren and his step mother, Lorraine Hudspeth. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Wednesday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Thursday, June 30, 2016. Interment Arcola Roseland Cemetery, Arcola.

John W. Brumfield
March 4, 1953 - June 26, 2016
JOHN W. BRUMFIELD, AGE 63 and a resident of Springfield died early Sunday morning June 26, 2016 at his home. He was a former security officer with Inner-Parish Security and a United Stated Navy veteran of the Vietnam War Era. John enjoyed camping with family and friends and being in the great outdoors. 
Survived by:  Mother: Josephine Dykes Brumfield of Springfield; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Russell W. Brumfield of Miami, FL, Milton and Tina Brumfield of Springfield; Nephews and Nieces: Randall Brumfield, Richard Brumfield, Amelia Hudson, Heather Brumfield, Kayla Paradelas, Hannah Brumfield; Also 8 Great-nieces and Great-nephews
He was preceded in death by his father Colie Warren Brumfield.
A graveside funeral service will be held in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery at 10:30 am Wednesday with Rev. Mike Dephillips officiating. Burial will follow.
Pallbearers: Charles Brumfield, Byron Brumfield, B.J. Brumfield, Randall Brumfield, Tatem Thompson,
Honorary Pallbearers: Henry Hudson, Richard Brumfield, Dillon Paradelas

Josie "Jo Warren" Mizell 
Died June 25, 2016 
Mrs. Josie “Jo Warren” Mizell, a resident of Franklinton, LA, passed away on June 25, 2016, at the age of 81.
She is survived by her husband Richard Arlin Mizell; 2 sons Jeffrey Brian (Julie) Mizell and Kevin Boyce Mizell Sr.; 2 sisters Mildred O'Quinn and Lavell Wilkins; 6 grandchildren Tommy (Ana) Mizell, Elisabeth Grace Mizell, Kevin Mizell Jr., Kelsey Mizell, Katie Mizell, Jasmine Oliver, 1 great grandchild Emmie Mae “Mae Mae” Mizell.
Josie was preceded in death by her parents Warren Wheat and Evy Josephine Hines Wheat; 2 brother Murphy Wheat and Jewel Wheat.
Visitation will be held on Monday June 27, 2016, from 6:00 until 9:00p.m. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday June 28, 2016, beginning at 11:00a.m. All at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Stan Statham and Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate. Interment will be held at Mizell Cemetery in Isabel, LA.

Janice Lynelle Miller
May 31, 1957 - June 23, 2016
Janice Lynelle Miller, the 5th child of Carruth S. Miller and Junie Belle Leggett Miller, passed from this life at her home in High Point, NC at the age of 59. Lynelle was a wonderful loving mother, sister, aunt and friend and was a nurse, artist and poet. Lynelle was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Ivy Tanvishut and her husband, Mac; son, John McClatchy; daughter, Clara McClatchy; and a grandson, MacArthur “Mac” Tanvishut, all of High Point. She is also survived by sisters, Shirley Barnes and her husband, Ted of Salem, Ohio, Louise Dill and her husband, Michael of Covington, Louisiana, and Lucille Anderson and her husband, Gerry of Louisville, Kentucky; a brother, David Miller and his wife, JoAnn of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Denver W. Miller of Franklinton, Louisiana and her parents. 
Visitation was June 26 at 4:00 pm at the Cumby Family Funeral Home in High Point, N. C. followed by a celebration of Life service at 5:00 pm

Myrtle Johnson
September 04, 1927 - June 23, 2016
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7
Myrtle Candace Dyson Johnson was born September 4, 1927 in Franklinton, Louisiana to the late Fletcher and Amanda (Magee) Dyson. Myrtle was the only girl of five brothers Ellison Frederick; Terry Cleophus; Melodyses Fletcher; and Collidge Jones Dyson; who all preceded her in death. 
Myrtle attended Washington Parish Training School and furthered her studies at Southern University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Secretarial Science. While at Southern University. She made legendary footprints by being named the 17th Miss Southern University for 1947-1948. She also became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated in 1947. During her time at Southern, she met her love and companion for life Walter L. Johnson. 
She married W. L. Johnson on August 22, 1948; they created a wonderful life for their only child Dr. Vincent Tyrone, born December 24, 1949. She and her family moved to Franklinton in 1951. Mrs. Myrtle returned to Southern University in 1952, and obtained her Elementary Teacher Certification. Myrtle assumed the position of teacher at Jones Creek School in Varnado, Louisiana. She later became a teacher at Franklinton Elementary School from which she retired. 
Myrtle was a devoted lifelong member of Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness. She was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Franklinton. She also participated in charitable works and was an inspiration to other breast cancer survivors after she won her own battle against the dreaded disease. 
Her devotion to her family was only surpassed by her love of the Lord. Her trust in Jesus sustained her during her final days. The Lord provided excellent care by the hands of her cousin, Mrs. Frances Brumfield Smith and Mrs. Angela Lanoix, Home Health Care provider. Elder Alvin Partman was an angel sent from the most High whose frequent visits and prayers with her gave her strength and comfort. 
She is survived by her only son Dr. Vincent Tyrone (Ruth) Johnson; grandchildren Vincent T. Johnson, II (Rachael) David T. Price, I (Katina); Henry J. Price; Kasey Trichon Morgan (Christopher); and Niani T. Price. Her great grandchildren are Cierra and Jada Price; Phoebe and Cree Ortega; Hunter Aristotle Johnson; Imanee Magee; David T. Price, II; Thalia Schiesswohl; Kristen and Courtney Morgan. Mrs. Myrtle is survived by one great-great grandson, Levi Lambert. 
Her family walks on in life comforted by the memories shared and love enjoyed over the years with Mother and Grandmom.  
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Washington Street, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438.  A Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:00 am  at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA, 2200 Greenlaw Avenue in
Franklinton, Louisiana 70438

Captain James L. "Jimmy" Pittman
January 06, 1952 - June 23, 2016
James L. "Jimmy" Pittman, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He was a Crew Boat Captain for Jade Marine of Belle Chase, LA for many decades. 
He is survived by his life partner, Becky P. Searcy; son, “Freddie” Pittman and wife, Stephanie; daughter, Amanda Pittman; 8 grandchildren, Kelsey Pittman, Alexis Pittman, James Pittman, Jr., Coby Pittman, Keryn Pittman, Ragen Williams, Brayden Williams and Christen Pittman; 2 great grandchildren, Carson Martin and Adayln Martin; sisters and brothers, Marie Kimble and her husband, Milton, Roger Pittman and his wife, Lois, Janet Tigner and her husband, Bobby, JoEtta Miller and her husband, Terry, and sister-in-law, Lucy “Gayle” Clark Pittman. 
Preceded in death by his son, Christopher James Pittman; parents, Bertha Lou Gill Pittman and Bobby Ray Pittman, Sr. and brothers, “Chuck” Dudley Gregory Pittman, and Bobby Ray Pittman, Jr. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Sunday and from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM, Monday, June 27, 2016. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Stafford. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek.

Edward Warren
October 6, 1947 - June 23, 2016
EDWARD WARREN, AGE 68 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday, June 23, 2016 while working in his garden. 
He loved God and his family, he enjoyed working in his garden and giving to all who had needs. He watched Sheppard Chapel faithfully.
Survived by:  Wife: Brenda Magee Warren; 3 Sons and daughters in law: Edward Christopher Warren, Darin and Sheri Warren, Nelson and Shona Warren; 2 Daughters: Tammatha Wood, Karen Crain all of Franklinton; Grandchildren: Christian Warren, Christina Warren, Christopher Warren, Destiny Warren, Blake Warren, Blaine Warren, Dayokta Warren, Hailey Warren, Josh Warren, Lane Warren, Courtney Wood, Matt Crain; Great grandchildren: Carmon Warren, Aubree Warren, Daniel Warren, Kaylynn Warren, Lincoln Warren, Austin Passman, Allie Passman; Brother: Walter Wayne Warren; 3 Sisters: Shirley Stubbs, Elouise Miley, Rosemary Boleware; Numerous nieces and nephews and friends
He was preceded in death by his father Wilson William Warren, his mother Onether Barber Warren Simmons, and 2 brothers Wilson Warren, Jr. and John A. Warren.
Visitation will be held from 5 PM until 8 PM Monday, June 27, 2016. 

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.