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Jimmy Dale "Baby" Rhymes
BORN: January 11, 1937
DIED: April 14, 2014
Jimmy Dale "Baby" Rhymes, 77, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014.
He was born on Jan. 11, 1937, and worked at the paper mill from 1955 until an injury in April 1985 resulted in his disability retirement. Jimmy was an ordained minister of Jehovah's Witnesses, and he was faithful to the end of his life. He conducted many funeral discourses.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Elsie Ann Thomas Rhymes; one very special adopted daughter, Danette Rhymes, and her fiancé Jamie Stockstill; one granddaughter, Kelly Evette Ellis of Mt. Hermon and Bogalusa, who was her Papa's heart; and former son-in-law, Pat Ellis of Mt. Hermon. 
He is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Emery and Donna Spiers of Slidell and family, and Daniel and Reanette Thomas and family of Pine; a sister-in-law, Elgie Rhymes of Denham Springs; and several nephews and nieces, Willie Ray (Sue) Wheat and their large family, William Glyn III (Carmen) Rhymes and family of Slaughter, Lyndall (Herman) Mizell and family of Poplarville, Miss., and Greg (Sharon) Rhymes and family of Petal, Miss.  He is also survived by a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William G. Rhymes I and Louella (Lula) Rhymes; three sisters, Myra Mae Rhymes Balaski, Minnie Maude Rhymes Wheat, Vera Glyn Rhymes Smith; two brothers, William G. "Willie" "Jr." Rhymes and Bobby Ray Rhymes; and one nephew, Claude "Sonny" Balaski Jr.
A visitation and memorial service will be held Friday, April 18 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Elder Clifton Ray Taylor conducting the service. Burial will take place at a later date
 
 
Mary Lambert Kent
(December 16, 1929 - April 13, 2014)
MARY CHARLENE LAMBERT KENT, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:05 am Sunday April 13, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a native of Lawrence County, MS and a longtime resident of McComb. Mary has been a resident of Riverview Apartments in Franklinton since 1997 and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and embroidery and was an excellent cook that was well known for her generous sharing of her good food with friends and family.
Survived by:  4 Daughters and Sons in law: Barbara and Bobby Stephens of Bogalusa, Patricia Lambert of Slidell, Linda Lambert of Sacramento, CA, and Nancy and Bruce Bryan of Evening Shade, AR; 12 Grandchildren; 13 Great-grandchildren; 2 Great-great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Velma Shoemaker and Elma Pickett both of Pearl, MS; Numerous nieces and nephews; Also survived by all her close friends at Riverview Apartments
She was preceded in death by her husband Rueben Kent, 3 Sons Frank “Buster” Lambert, Wilmer Lambert, Ronnie Lambert, her parents Thomas Jones Lambert and Addie Mae King Lambert, five brothers Wayne Lambert, Donald Lambert, J.P. Lambert, Ford Lambert, Jewel Lambert and 2 half-sisters.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 14th 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 Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Burial will follow in Pike Memorial Gardens near McComb.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Louis Alvarado and the staff of Riverside Medical Center for their care and support and also Egan Home Health for their wonderful service throughout the last several years.

Rita R. Stevens
(July 6, 1920 - April 12, 2014)
Rita R. Stevens, 93 resident of Baton Rouge, LA and former resident of Bogalusa, passed away Saturday April 12, 2014 at her home in Baton Rouge.
She is survived buy two sons, Lamar Stevens of Baton Rouge, LA, Charles Earl Stevens of Denham Springs, LA, a daughter Betty Bowers of Baton Rouge, LA daughters-in-law Gloria Stevens of Baton Rouge, LA and Jodi Stevens of Denham Springs, LA, five grandchildren Chris Bowers, Todd Bowers, Anna Marie Barnett, Melissa McCabe, and Brooke Stevens, seven great grandchildren.
Rita was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Coleman Stevens, her parents Roy Clement and Augustine Rose Tucci Rusk, and one grandchild.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Ponemah Cemetery at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Clay Norwood officiating.
 
Velma Lee Miller White
(March 23, 1923 - April 10, 2014)
Velma Lee Miller White, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 91, born on March 23, 1923 in Osyka, MS,  passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Zelma Charlene White (Leroy) Graves; a son-in-law, David Kellis; a sister, Dezzie Sprehe; one brother, George Jones, Jr.; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 8 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn O. White; a daughter, Selma Kathline White Kellis; her parents, Eugene Miller and Miami Barber Miller; two sisters, Sible Carter and Thelma "Gal" Bennett; and two brothers, E. J. Miller and Ocie Miller.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Steve Morton
(August 13, 1944 - April 7, 2014)
STEVE “PETE” MORTON, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:10 pm Monday April 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era and a longtime resident of the New Orleans area.  Steve retired from Crescent Towing as a tugboat engineer with 30 years of service and loved LSU football and the New Orleans Saints.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and was proud to be a charter member of the Father John LeBlanc Council #12245 of the Knights of Columbus.  He was an animal lover that enjoyed fishing and the outdoors, including feeding his fish, the birds and all his animals.  Steve loved riding his motorcycle any chance that he could and was always a loving husband, caring father and devoted grandfather to his large family.  He was a friend to all those he met and will be sadly missed.
Survived by:  Wife:  Kate Morton of Franklinton, who described her husband as the true love of her life; Mother:  Doris Hebert of Marrero; 7 Daughters and Sons in law:  Nicole and Randy Seal of Franklinton, Amy Morton Jenkins and Louis Jenkins of Abita Springs, Kelly Morton Hobgood and Paul Hobgood, Sarah Morton Call and Wayne Call all of Franklinton, Bridget Blackwell, Shannon Blackwell both of Covington, Dehlia Blackwell of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law:  Justin and Rupa Blackwell of Playa del Ray, CA; 24 Grandchildren and Spouses:  Cody Morton, Randall and Ashley Seal, Hannah Seal and Loren Adams, William and Tierra Seal, Owen Seal, Michael Seal, Joseph Seal, Molly Seal, Mary Seal, Samuel Seal, Joshua Seal, Elle Arnoult, Olivia Becnel, Autum Crowe, Jacob Crowe, Elizabeth Crowe, Jaylen Hobgood, Seth Call, Sakura Call, Avery Blackwell, Jordan Blackwell, Marissa Dunaway, Kingston Tucker, Maddie Blackwell
7 Great-grandchildren:  Brendan Morton, Blaise Seal, Kadie Seal, Cadin Seal, an expected great-granchild Coltin Seal, Maya Blackwell, Lorne Adams, Jr. and Gavin Adams; Brother and Sister in law:  Jay and Joann Hebert of Harvey; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law:  Kristy Hebert and Kenny Hodges of Algiers and Cindy Hebert of Marrero; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Janice Whelan Morton, son Scott Patrick Morton, infant daughter Samantha Morton, grandson Tyler Crowe, his father Larry Hebert, Granny Jones, and grandfather Clarence Newcomb.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday April 10th from 5 pm until 10 pm.  Visitation will continue Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11 am with Father Peter Hammett officiating.  Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery. 
Pallbearers:  Randy Seal, Wayne Call, Jugo Barletto, Emile Creel, Dave Jorden, Jimmy Flottman, Willie Seal, and Billy Watney
Honorary Pallbearers will be his 12 grandsons

Evelyn Carr
(October 16, 1936 - April 8, 2014)
EVELYN BENNETT CARR, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died just before midnight Tuesday April 8, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Evelyn was a gentle woman, devoted wife and mother who lived her life with honesty, optimism, selfless-ness and a love for her family and her Lord. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton where she was a member of the A.W. Robbins Sunday School class. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. She has visited Europe and throughout the United States including Hawaii and a recent cruise to Alaska. Evelyn was a former clerical worker with the Louisiana Department of Transportation.
Survived by:  Husband of 58 years: Franklin Carr of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Carol and Val Adams of Walker; Son and Daughter in law: Wm. F. “Bill” Carr, IV and Kitty Wong of Seattle, WA; 3 Grandchildren and Spouses: Bevin and Randy Barringer, Ben and Brittney Adams all of Baton Rouge, Blythe and Stephen Picard of Metairie; 3 Great-grandchildren: June, Penny, and Elliot; Sister: Mary Bob of Big Lake, TX; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: David Bennett, Max and Anne Bennett all of El Paso, TX; Sisters in law: Gail Bennett, Virginia Carr Phillips, and Betty Carr; Brother in law: Ray Shipley; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents William Glen Bennett and Cora McNamee Bennett, a brother John Bennett, brother and sister in law Jerry and Melba Bennett, sisters in law and brothers in law Mary Bennett, Betty Carr Shipley, Billie and Jimmy Warren, Buford Phillips, Layton Carr and Charles Bob.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday April 11th from 11 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org) or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (donate.lls.org)

Emmett W. Guy
(February 4, 1926 - April 9, 2014)
Emmett W. Guy, Sr., 88, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. A livelong member of Angie Baptist Church, he worked for 51 years in his family grocery business in Angie, LA.
He is survived by hie wife of 60 years, Dorothy Crain Guy; two sons, Emmett (Becky) Guy, Jr. and Russell Guy all of Angie, LA; two brothers, Howard Guy, Jr. of Liberty, TX and Douglas Guy of Franklinton, LA; one sister, Doris Pope of Port Arthur, TX; three granddaughters, Luella (Gavin) McCain of Bogalusa, LA, Angeline Tepec of Hattiesburg, MS and Jane (Johnny) Luna of Angie, LA; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 until funeral at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Larry Mizell officiating.
Interment to follow at Smith Cemetery in Sheridan, LA.  

Velma White
(Died April 10, 2014)
Velma White, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Anna Louise Taylor
BORN: October 17, 1958
DIED: April 7, 2014
Anna Louise Taylor born October 17, 1958 passed away peacefully April 7, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was a native of Bogalusa and a Medical Assistant in the Medical Profession.
She is survived by two daughters Kristen Taylor ( Alverto Vasquez ) of Conroe, TX., and Brandi ( Corey ) Milliff of Montgomery, TX. Two sisters, Sheila ( Clinton ) Miley of Bogalusa and Linda, ( John ) Ledbetter of Jackson, MS., 8 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor " Vic" and Helen Edwards, two sisters Kimberly Sue Thomas, and Vickie Nadine Melton.
Visitation will be held Friday April 11, 2014 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Visitation will resume Saturday April 12, 2014 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Chris Mcclelland will officiate the services and the Interment will follow in the Pounds Cemetery.
 
William P. "Billy" Evans
DIED: April 5, 2014
LOCATION: Bogalusa,
William Plummer "Billy" Evans, 87, peacefully passed away from complications of Alzheimer's disease on Saturday, April 5, at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson.
Born on March 26, 1927, he moved with his family to Stewart Evans Road in the Plainview Community in 1936, where he lived for the remainder of his life. He will be remembered for his great faith in the Lord, his devotion to his wife, daughters and grandchildren, and his love of the land he farmed for over 70 years.
At age 18 he was drafted into service by the United States Army and served in the Aleutian Island Campaign in the Alaskan Territory until the end of World War II. His brief service in the U.S. military was one of his proudest endeavors, and his patriotism was exhibited by his riding in the annual Bogalusa Fourth of July parade with other veterans and faithfully attending the Franklinton High School Veteran's Day program each year. He was also grateful to fly to Washington, D.C. in 2012 as part of the Honor Flight to visit the World War II Memorial.
Prior to his illness he always had bountiful vegetable and flower gardens and especially loved traveling the Great Smokey Mountains with his family. He was retired from Crown Zellerbach's Multiwall Division and was a member of Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Helen Simmons Evans; his parents, Charlie and Vada Mizell Evans; a son-in-law, Billy Ray Rester Jr.; and a grandson, Billy Ray Rester III.
He is survived by four daughters, Donna Bowman, Lisa Thomas, Toni (Jeff) Tageant and Paula Rester; five grandchildren, Meghan (Mark) Thomas Alsobrooks, Ashley Bowman, Leslie (Chaz) Piazza, Evan Tageant and Clayton Tageant; and three great-grandchildren, Blayne Bowman, Mason William Bowman and Cade Piazza. He is also survived by two brothers, Woodrow (Nell) Evans of Zachary and Leroy (Shirley) Evans of Bogalusa; a sister, Betty Jean Schilling of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 8 from 5-8 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church, Lee Road, Franklinton, and will resume Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Interment will follow at Mizell Family Cemetery, with full military rights conducted by American Legion Magic City Post 24.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mt. Zion UPC.
 
 
T. J. "Jack" Harry
(August 19, 1927 - April 8, 2014)
T. J. (Jack) Harry, 86, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa. He was born on August 19, 1927 in New Orleans. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances Williams Harry , a daughter, Beth Harry Willett, two grandchildren Jodi Williams and Ryan (Sara) Williams, four great grandchildren, Cade, Caleb, Riley and Trace Williams. He is survived by one sister-in-law, Dorothy Williams Mizell, two nephews, Tim Mizell of Petal, MS., and Ray Robert Schmidt, Jr. of Forestville, CA, and one niece, Karen Schmidt (Arthur) Brugier of Slidell.
Mr. Harry was preceded in death by one son, Thadius Jonathan Harry III, his parents, Thadius J. Harry, Sr. and Lucille Earles Harry and his sister and her husband Ray and Helen Harry Schmidt and his brother-in-law Elven Mizell, Jr.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are not complete at this time.
 
Linda Gayle Young
BORN: November 24, 1959
DIED: April 5, 2014
Linda Gayle Young, 54, a resident of Bogalusa, died April 5, 2014, surrounded by family and friends at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. She was a member Isabel Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter and friend. She will always be remembered as the first to offer help to those in need.
She is survived by her husband, William David Young Jr; two sons; Ben Thomas Jr, and Eric ( Rebecca ) Thomas, both of Bogalusa, one sister, Denise (Prentiss ) Forrest of Franklinton, two brothers, Ricky Gill and Dennis ( Debbie ) Gill of Bogalusa, one neice, Felicia Forrest of Franklinton, one nephew, Bradford Forrest of Franklinton, one uncle, Donald Bedwell of Baton Rouge, four aunts , Geraldine Penton, Wanzie Talley, Rita ( Ronald ) Mizell, and Janice Lambert Bedwell, all of Bogalusa; six grandchildren: Ben "Tres" Thomas III, Beau Voisin, Eden Thomas, Elijah Thomas, Erica Thomas, and Brenna Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Delmar and Aline Gill.
Visitation will be held Tuesday April 8, 2014 at Brown- McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Wednesday April 9, 2014 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow in the Spencer Cemetery.
 
Robert Louis Spencer
(December 9, 1916 - April 3, 2014)
ROBERT LOUIS SPENCER, AGE 97 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 11:25 am Thursday April 3, 2014 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.  He was affectionately known as “Popsie” and “Pa Pa” to his family and was a native of Hattiesburg, MS and longtime resident of New Orleans.  Robert moved fulltime to Washington Parish following hurricane Katrina. Robert began working for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company even before graduating from high school.  In 1957 he was promoted to assistant superintendent of the New Orleans Unit.  He later became cooperate vice-president and president of the New Orleans, Dallas and Louisville Units.  A few years later he was asked to take over the Indianapolis, Detroit and Toledo Divisions.  When he retired in 1982 he had worked for A& P for fifty years.  He severed two years as a consultant.
Robert was a member of the Edgewater-East Baptist Church and enjoyed playing golf.  He always kept a beautiful yard with an outstanding flower garden. He loved being with family and enjoyed family trips to Gulf Shores, Alabama and Percy Quinn State Park in Mississippi.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Barbara and Joe Baugh of Mt. Hermon; 2 Grandchildren and Spouses:  Lisa and Keith Speights of Brandon, MS, Joe H. Baugh, Jr. and Julie Baugh of Hattiesburg; 5 Great-grandchildren:  Haley and Hannah Speights, Rebekah, Joseph, and Jacob Baugh; 3 Step-children and Spouses: Diane and Larry Keller of Brenham, TX, Michael and Margret Brown of Lake Forrest, CA, and Donna Brown of Indonesia; 9 Step-grandchildren; 13 Step-great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by wives Helen Chancellor Spencer and Laverne Brown Spencer, his parents Claude Spencer and Bertha Bradford Spencer, 2 brothers and sisters in law Lamar and Libby Spencer and Arthur and Louise Spencer, 2 sisters and a brother in law Gladys and Harry Miller and Ruth Hurless, and an infant brother Raymond Spencer.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday April 8th from 9 am until 11 am.  A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joey Miller and Dr. Joe Baugh officiating.  Burial will follow with a 3:30 PM committal service in the Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg.
 
 
Frankie Magnus Hamilton
(April 13, 1960 - April 1, 2014)
FRANKIE HAMILTON, AGE 53 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:55 pm Tuesday April 1, 2014 at her home.  She enjoyed taking long walks, singing, playing Yahtzee and Rummy.  She loved to read and play with children. She also enjoyed cooking for her loved ones.
Survived by:  4 Sisters:  Susan Sumrall, Wilda Bateman both of Franklinton, Anita Nastasi of Covington, and Juanita Brock of Arizona; 3 Brothers:  Denmon Bateman of Birmingham, AL, Shane Ericson of Covington, Canney Morris of Denham Springs; Special Niece and Spouse:  Jennifer and Laco Duran of Franklinton; Special Nephew:  Kenneth Wheeler of Covington; 4 Great-nieces and great-nephews:  Sebastian, Jasper, Elias, Araceli; Also numerous other family members
She was preceded in death by her mother Wanda Ericson, a bother Elvin James and her special friend Dee
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 5th from 4 pm until 7 pm.  A funeral service will be held at 7 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Kenneth Wheeler officiating.
 
 
Shirley Spencer Bickham
(January 1, 1949 - March 31, 2014)
SHIRLEY SPENCER BICKHAM, AGE 65
And a resident of Franklinton died peacefully at her home at 5:00 pm Monday March 31, 2014. She was a nature lover and enjoyed birdhouses and tending her flowers with her “green thumb”. Shirley adored her family and the time spent with her children and grandchildren was precious and meant the most to her.
Survived by:  Husband: Willie Carl Bickham of Bogalusa; 5 Daughters and Sons in law: Shawn and Clyde Smith of Franklinton, Connie and Mike Cotton of Bogalusa, Courtney and George Freeman of Franklinton, Raven Mitchell of Bogalusa, Caitlyn Springer of Metairie; 2 Grandsons: Glenn Cody Wells and fiancé Lacristian Flynt, Colton Smith; 4 Great-granddaughters: McKenzie Wells, McKenna Wells, McKinley Burge, McKenna Flynt; Brother and Sister in law: Hank and Linda Spencer of Raceland; Sister in law and Brother in law: Rebecca and Tim Crawford of Boglausa; Also numerous other family members
She was preceded in death by a son Dewey Mitchell, her parents Commodore Spencer and Grace Lang Spencer, a sister Patsy Midkiff, and great-grandson Uriah Wells.
A Memorial Service will be held at Oak Grove Baptist Church Thursday April 3rd at 5 pm with Rev. Derek Dantin officiating. Visitation will begin at 4 pm Thursday at the church.
 

Duane Brown Clocksin
(August 26, 1924 - March 31, 2014)
NAME OF DECEASED: Duane Brown Clocksin
 DATE OF BIRTH: August 26, 1924
 DATE OF DEATH:March 31, 2014
 PLACE OF DEATH:Resthaven Living Center
 AGE:89
 RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
 SURVIVED BY: His wife – Lousie Sullivan Clocksin of Bogalusa, LA; Daughters – Christine (Tim) Johnson of Enumclaw, WA; Jini Linn (Bill) Cass of Mandeville, LA; Sons – Duane (Sandy) Clocksin Jr. of Seattle WA, William (Jane) Clocksin – Hatfield, England, Lee Barlow of Bogalusa, LA; 8- Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild
PRECEDED BY: Daughter -Renee Clocksin Vega, Sisters – Verna Procter and Vivian Zenter; Brother – Bill Clocksin
 
 
Kim Ann Jenkins
(November 13, 1959 - March 27, 2014)
KIM ANN LEDET JENKINS, AGE 54 And a resident of the Thomas Community died at 5:30 pm Thursday at Community Specialty Hospital in Lafayette. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and liked playing solitaire. Kim’s favorite daytime soap-opera was Days of Our Lives which she watched every day and she often played the Lottery and Clearing House knowing that her lucky day would come. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Survived by:  Husband:   Terry Jenkins of Thomas; Daughter and Son in law: Ashley and Nicholus Jones of Thomas; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Brandon and Tabitha Ledet of the Bonner Creek Community,Blake Jenkins of Thomas; 6 Grandchildren: Chloe Dement, McKenna Ledet, Kaitlyn Ledet, Jasmine Ledet, Estella Ledet, Jeremy Jones; Mother: Dora Lee Authement of Franklinton; Father and Step-mother: Neil Ledet, Sr. and Geraldine Ledet of Thomas; Brother and Sister in law: Neil “Butch” Ledet, Jr. and Pamela Ledet of Franklinton; Sister in law: T.C. Ledet; Nieces and Spouse: Michelle Ledet,Heidi and Chris Larsen; Great-nephew: Caiden Larsen; Also numerous cousins and other family members.
She was preceded in death by a brother Victor Ledet, step-daughter Holly Jenkins, and step-father Ronald Authement.
A Memorial Service for family and friends will be planned at a later date.
 
Betty Mims
(January 4, 1940 - March 25, 2014)
BETTY LOU CREEL MIMS, AGE 74
And a resident of Franklinton died at 3:45 pm Tuesday March 25, 2014 at her home. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church that enjoyed baking all kinds of sweet-treats for her family. Betty loved to crochet and complete puzzles in her spare time. She was a loving mother and grandmother that adored her young great-grandchildren.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Agnes and Benjamin Thomas of Franklinton; Son: Michael J. Mims of South Carolina; 4 Grandchildren: Amanda Thomas, Stephanie Magee, Ashley Bennett all of Franklinton, Christopher Stafford of Bogalusa; 4 Great-grandchildren: Lauren Magee, Lynden Bennett, Nataley Bennett, Presley Stafford; Niece: Brandy Thomas; Nephew: Kendall Thomas; Also numerous great-nieces and great-nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Hubert Mims, her parents Shelby Creel and Sybil Corkern Creel, and a sister Patricia Young.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday March 28th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Walter Vernon officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Dorothy Mae Hodges
(January 8, 1946 - March 23, 2014)
Dorothy Mae Hodges, age 68, born on January 8, 1946 in Washington Parish, LA, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Willie F. Hodges of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Kimberly (Fredrick) Smith; one sister, Marie Duhon; three brothers, Billy Carroll, Douglas Carroll and LeRoy Carroll; grandchildren, Drennon Smith and Natalyn Smith; numerous step-children and step-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Carroll and Dollie Adams Carroll; two brothers, Charles Ray Carroll and John Carroll.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, March 28. 2014 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Doyle Ball officiating.   Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery.
 
William "Bill" John Heikkinen
(December 28, 1916 - March 25, 2014)
William John “Bill” Heikkinen was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in December of 1916 to Lydia and John Heikkinen. His parents originally emigrated from Finland, along with the three oldest children. Bill was one of eight children. His father worked in the copper mines, as well as working timber and farming at home. His mother kept the home front, raising their large family. William is preceded in death by his wife Mary Joyce, his parents Lydia and John, and his brothers and sisters Hannah, Helme, Edward, Oscar, Taimi, and Raymond, and two twins who died in the flu epidemic of 1918. Bill is survived by his sister Gertie Somero of Dollar Bay, MI, and his brother-in-law Joseph Cooper of Baton Rouge. He is also survived by daughter Anne Warner and husband Scott “Dusty” of Lakemont, GA, daughter Lynn Harville and husband Randy of Baker, LA, daughter Lucinda Stringer of West Monroe, LA, and daughter Taimi Heikkinen and husband Ronald Johns of Austin, TX. He is also survived by granddaughter Carolyn Friedlein and husband Jeff with children Krista and Kathleen, of Atlanta, GA, grandson David Weintritt and wife Tara with children Berkley, Hudson, and Gavin of Alexandria, VA, granddaughter Sarah Baker and husband Chris with children Reid and Dean of Shreveport, LA, and granddaughter Claire Stringer of Atlanta GA. He is also survived by numerous cousins in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan and the northern U.S., as well as many nieces and nephews and their families in Louisiana, Michigan, and around the country.
Bill worked for 3 years in the Civilian Conservation Corps, or the CCC’s in Michigan and Wisconsin. He was a great fan of that program, with many fun stories to tell of working in parks and campgrounds and pitching baseball. His nickname was “Fireball” as a pitcher, and for hockey, “Bone Crusher.” Bill enlisted in the Army in March of 1941. He was sent to Camp Shelby in Mississippi, where he met Mary Joyce on a blind date. He would often tell you that that was the best thing that ever happened to him. They married December 4, 1943, and within weeks he was headed for Europe and served in France, Belgium and Germany, in the First Army Infantry Unit, as motor pool and tank inspector.
Bill returned to Bogalusa upon discharge and worked construction, and then was hired at the mill. He worked there as a carpenter for 32 years. Young people who worked for him occasionally complained he was going to kill them with hard work, but that was just what Bill expected from himself and those around him. He loved to work with his hands. In his spare time, you could often find him heading out to the camp he shared with his friends on the Bogue Chitto to fish, or out to the woods and fields to hunt.
Bill and Mary Joyce had their first child in 1947 and would eventually have four girls. He built their home on Avenue J mostly by himself, building and adding on as children were born and money saved. He was a fine woodworker and built countless pieces of furniture for his wife, children and grandchildren as well as wooden swings and whirly gigs, often without any plans. He was quite the engineer, without any formal training. He was always also happy to help others with their projects.
Mary Joyce died in 1994, and Bill has been missing her for almost twenty years. He continued to live in Bogalusa at home and then at Resthaven Living Center in 2009, and then in West Monroe at Ridgecrest Community Care Center in 2012. Although his hearing suffered from years of working at the mill, his mind was active, and there was much to be thankful for in his long and incredibly blessed life. He always deeply loved and was proud of his family, and felt so blessed with the life that he had lived. Thankfully, William can now be reunited with those that he loves who have gone before him, the love of his life Mary Joyce, and so many family and friends. Thank you to all those who have taken such good care of William, his doctors in Bogalusa, Home Health Care and Lakeshore Hospice and caregivers at Resthaven, and his doctors in West Monroe and caregivers at Ridgecrest and Hospice Compassus. Thanks also to his many family and friends, and all who have visited him and offered their prayers and kind words and thoughts over the years. God bless you all, and thank you for your friendship and love.
Arrangements for services on Friday March 28 are through Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, with visitation starting at 9:00 and running until the funeral service at 11:00 in the Chapel. Rev. Greg Whaley will officiate and interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Gerald McDonald
(July 2, 1950 - March 25, 2014)
Gerald McDonald, age 63, born on July 2, 1950 in Bogalusa, LA,  a resident of Gonzales, LA, a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother,  passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Promise Hospital of Baton Rouge.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Kathy N. McDonald; two daughters, Heidi McDonald Arnold and Daniel Arnold; Tammy Riley Knapp and Ronald Knapp; one son, Heath Charles McDonald and Jody McDonald; four sisters, Geraldine Margiotta, Sandra Garner, Cheri Sumrall and Elizabeth Hall and David Hall; grandchildren, Kayla Arnold, Katie Arnold, Kaitlyn Arnold, Alyssa McDonald, Alyvia McDonald, Adysen McDonald, Heyden McDonald, Chase Riley, Channing Riley, Cazmiara Knapp and Remington Knapp; numerous nieces and nephews;  and a special friend, Butch Sciortino.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde McDonald and Vera Gerald McDonald; two brothers, Roger McDonald and Charles McDonald.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Avenue, Bogalusa, LA  70427 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Harvey Stuart and Rev. Bennett Mullings officiating.  Interment to follow at Gerald Cemetery.
 
Dorothy Slade George
BORN: December 29, 1923
DIED: March 22, 2014
Dorothy Elizabeth George, 90, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Azalea Land in Savannah, Ga., where she lived with her son and daughter-in-law for the past eight years. She was born in Bogalusa on Dec. 29, 1923 in, to Adolph Slade and Elizabeth Wells.
Dorothy grew up in Bogalusa. She married Lloyd George in 1943 in Alexandria. The couple settled in Bogalusa, where they were happily married for 55 years. Dorothy, her husband, Lloyd, and son, Stephen, were active members of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and canning the vegetables and fruits that were so much a part of their farm and lives. Dorothy and Lloyd were always generous with fresh vegetables and products from their farm, which was a labor of love.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Stephen George and his wife Ruth of Savannah, and by many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd George; her parents, Adolph and Elizabeth Slade; and her brothers and sisters, Elmer, Edna, Edgar, Belah, Julia, Lucious, Lena and Elouise.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 27 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, 610 Avenue F in Bogalusa, from 10 a.m. until service time at noon, with the Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Spring Valley Road, Route 1, Box 127, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
 
Terry Patke
(December 2, 1942 - March 24, 2014)
TERRY LAWRENCE PATKE, AGE 71
And a resident of the Sheridan Community died at 5:00 am Monday March 24, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was a former employee of Boh Brothers Construction and a member of the Washington Parish Democratic Executive Committee for many years and served as Chairman recently. Terry enjoyed the outdoors and animal trapping. He liked playing cards with his friends each week and was an avid golfer that spent a lot of time on the course. Terry was always a loving husband, father, and grandfather that enjoyed all the time spent with his family.
Survived by:
Wife of 45 years: Marie Patke of Sheridan; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Jennifer and Todd McElveen of Franklinton, Penny Patke of Sheridan, Kelli and Trice Kelley of Wichita Falls, TX; Son and Daughter in law: Patrick and Lynn Patke of Sheridan; 11 Grandchildren: Chance McElveen, Sydney McElveen, Rylee McElveen, Derek Dominguez, Harrison Patke, Garrett Kelley, Hailiegh Kelley, Shanna Patke, Scott Branch, Justin Branch, Jase Branch, and an expected grandchild later this year; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Pamela Akins of Petal, MS, Midgie and Billy Dunne of Norwalk, CT, Ginger and Allan Hamilton of Laplace; Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday March 26th from 6 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 Eld. Duane Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery.
 
 
Sidney Ira Thigpen
(June 27, 1928 - March 22, 2014)
Sidney Ira Thigpen, age 85, born on June 27, 1928 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by two sisters, Melba (Richard) Randolph and Sue Williams; and his friend and caregiver, Ruthie Leming.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Dean Thigpen; his parents, Lonnie Thigpen and Almeta Kindy Thigpen; his brothers, L. J. Thigpen and Doug Thigpen; a brother-in-law, Denson Williams.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M.  The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 with the Rev. Eddie Pardue officiating.   Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Ruby Crowe Sorenson
(August 27, 1927 - March 23, 2014)
RUBY BRUMFIELD CROWE SORENSON, AGE 86
And a resident of Pine died early Sunday morning March 23, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was an active member of Briarwood Baptist Church and formerly a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mrs. Ruby was a self-employed beautician for over 30 years. She loved cooking for her family and church family and would often share food with those in her community. Mrs. Ruby had a special place in her heart for her pet dog “Little Man”.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Nolan and Sharon Crowe of Carriere, MS; Daughter: Janice Seals and the late Wade Seals of Pine; 4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kim and Deran Branch of Sandy Hook, MS, Jennifer Crowe of Pine, Allyson and Errol Decker of Slidell, John Penton of Pine; 3 Great-grandchildren: Devan Branch, Jordan Galloway, Molly Decker; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Shirley and Jim Caldwell of Franklinton, Wilda Bennett and Juanell and R.A. Osborn all of Gretna, LA; She was also preceded in death by husbands George Sorenson and Merle Crowe, brother T.J. Brumfield, grandson Brian Crowe and great-grandson Alex Galloway
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday March 26th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery near Bogalusa.
Pallbearers: Deran Branch, Terry Harris, John Penton, Jordan Galloway, Mike Ketchum, Josh Williams
Honorary Pallbearers: Jim Caldwell, Gary Dale Thomas, Huey Thompson
 
Neal Roach
(April 20, 1980 - March 21, 2014)
Neal Roach, age 33, born on April 20, 1980 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by four sons, Tate Roach of Pine, LA, Hayden Roach, Hayze Roach, and Haylon Roach all of  Tylertown, MS; his parents, Gary Neal Roach, Sr. and Cindy Roach of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Michael Lumpkin of Covington, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 1:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.  The Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 P.M. with Bro. Pete Underwood and Bro. Kelly Penton officiating.  Interment to follow at Emmanual Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Malcolm Madison "Doodle' McMillan
(September 14, 1924 - March 21, 2014)
Malcolm Madison "Doodle" McMillan, age 89, born on September 14, 1924 in Angie, LA, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA.  He was a veteran and served in the United States Navy during WWII.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Eulene Stafford McMillan;  a daughter, Nancy Holcomb; a grandson, Evan Thomas; his parents, Jesse McMillan and Fannie Marie Lott McMillan;
He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia "Cindy" (Phillip) Varnado and Terri McMillan both of Bogalusa, LA; five grandchildren, Chris Varnado, Rayne Tetreau, Forrest Holcomb, Jared Holcomb and Holly Thomas; seven great-grandchildren, Kassidi Varnado, Matthew Tetreau, Kaiti Varnado, Caleb Varnado, Yancey Varnado, Faith Tetreau and Preston Holcomb.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Caleb Martin and Bro. Tommy Varnado officiating. Interment to follow at Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
Active pallbearers will be, Michael McGehee, Bryan McGehee, Denman McMillan, Drew McMillan, Richard McMillan, Danny Joe McMillan and Alan Fortenberry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ben's Ford Baptist Church Building Fund or BEAMS through Ben's Ford Baptist Church.
 
John R. Holston
BORN: August 8, 1925
DIED: March 21, 2014
John R. Holston born in Orvisburg, MS. August 8, 1925 passed away March 21, 2014 at his residence at the age of 88. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He served in the United States Navy during WWII on the USS Kenton.
He is survived by his wife Geneva Holmes Holston, three sons John (Kim) Holston of Amarillo, TX., Glen (Jeannie) Holston of Pensacola, FL., Jonathan (Karen) Holston of Bogalusa, three daughters DanaCirelli (Jim), Terri Rutledge (Joe), and Sonya Flynn (Ronnie), 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.T.and Liza Holston, three brothers and sisisters-in-laws Herman (Mary) Holston, Horace (Margie) Holstonand Hollis (Jaunita) Holston.,five sisters and brothers-in-law, Lena Hill (Carl), Lillian Bordeaux (Floyd), Lois Broome (Vic), Louise Whitten (J.D.) and Pearl Anderson (Andy).
Visitation will be held Monday March 24, 2014 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Tuesday March 25, 2014 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 10:00 A.M.. Rev. Marcus Rosa will conduct the services and the interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Linda King
(Died March 20, 2014)
The battle with pain is over and the angel wings are hers as Linda Sue King peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 20, 2014, at the age of 69. 
Linda spent more than 33 years working for the Washington Parish School Board in the cafeteria of Enon Elementary School.  For most of that time, even up until her retirement, she served as manager of the cafeteria.  Linda loved to cook but her greatest joy was the children.  They all knew her as “Mrs. Linda” and loved her. There are countless stories of how she gave milk money or recess money to many children when they didn’t have any or perhaps lost theirs.  Throughout the last few years it was not unusual to have young adults stop her in a store just to hug her and say “Do you remember me?” which she always did. 
She was a devoted wife to her husband, a precious mother to her daughter, and a loving grandmother and great grandmother. Linda and her husband, J.M., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 10, 2013, and she was looking forward to making 51 years.  She was a faithful member of the Church of United Faith in Bogalusa.
Survivors include her husband, James M. King, one daughter,  Rachel and husband Ronald Sims, one sister, Sylvia Drake, one brother, David and wife Marie Ridgdell of East Flat Rock, NC. She was the proud Memaw of four grandchildren: Rodney Sims, Ethan Sims, Amanda Strange, Wayne Sims, and seven great grandchildren. She was also a beloved aunt to several nieces and nephews.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, “Buddy” Ridgdell and Wilda Ridgdell, and her brother, Ray Ridgdell.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which will include visitation on Friday from 5-9 p.m. and continuing from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday with the service at 11 a.m. led by her pastor, Rev. Charles Warren.  Entombment will be in the Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum.
 
Claudine Rogers Hughes
(November 26, 1920 - March 21, 2014)
Claudine Rogers Hughes, age 93  born on November 26, 1920 in Kentwood, LA, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA.
She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA and Faith Sunday School Class.
Retired Bookkeeper 40 plus years for Lakeview Sand and Gravel Concrete Company, and a member of the Eastern Star.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo Eugene Hughes; her parents, James Monroe Rogers and Mabel White Rogers; two sisters, Mary Rogers and  Myrtalee Malley; three brothers, Alton "Snooks" Rogers, James Elby Rogers and Sidney "Tiny" Rogers. 
Claudine believed in her Christian Faith and her family,  two sons, L. Keith Hughes of London England and Kevin M. Hughes of Bogalusa, LA and former daughter-in-law, Anna Hughes of Covington, LA; one grandchild, Manuela Penton and husband Chad of Covington, LA; two great-grandchildren, Hugh Penton and Sophia Penton; and her special friend, Viola Barnes.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, March 24, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, March 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M.  with Rev. Geg Whaley officiating.  Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Annette Armour Phillips
BORN: December 11, 1923
DIED: March 19, 2014
Annette Armour Phillips born December 11, 1923 passed away March 19, 2014 at the age of 90. She served the community as a nurse and retired from the Bogalusa Charity Hospital.  She is survived by two sons William R.(Brenda) Armour III, of Bogalusa, Michael Floyd (Marti)Armour of Sun, La. And a daughter Pamela Pierce of Sun, La., two brothers J.B.(Joan) Kennedy of State Line, Clyde Jewell(Yvonne) Kennedy of Angie, La., two sisters Myra Lee Boone of State Line and Betty Kennedy, two grandchildren William Riley Armour IV and Darren Michael Pierce, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.  Preceded in death by husband William R. Armour Jr., five brothers, Brice Kennedy, Harry Kennedy, Havon Kennedy, Carlos Kennedy and Ford Kennedy. Three sisters Earline Folks, Gloria Wilson and a son-in-law John Michael Pierce.  Visitation will be Friday March 21,2014 at Brown_McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M.. Rev. Ronald Wilson will conduct the services with the Interment will follow in the John R. Pierce Cemetery located in Sun, La.
In Lieu of flowers the family requested to make donations to the Hospice Foundation of the South at the address, 501 Robert Blvd. Suite 304 Slidell, La. 70458.
 
Emogene Dixon Wood
(May 22, 1928 - March 19, 2014)
EMOGENE DIXON WOOD, AGE 85
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:00 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and many years ago worked at Clay’s Jewelers in Franklinton. Emogene later in life became a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked at Riverside Medical Center for many years. She enjoyed reading and looking at the beautiful photos in Southern Living and Good Housekeeping magazines. Emogene also loved tending to her own flowers in her garden.
Survived by:
Son and daughter in law: Tommy and Nan Wood of Franklinton
4 Grandchildren: Tammy Gendusa of Covington, Jeffery S. Wood of Prairieville, Kayce Wood Cummings of Bogalusa, James Lee Wood of McAllen, Texas; 3 Great grandchildren: Jeffery T. Jenkins, Nicholas A. Gendusa, Meric W. Cummings; Close Friend: Margie Passman of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death in January by her loving husband of 66 years James Arthur “Jimmy” Wood, a daughter Janice Wood, her parents, 2 brothers Woodrow Dixon and Buck Dixon and a sister Dorothy Dixon Penny.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday March 21st from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 12 pm on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards, Rev. Andrew Voss and Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Audrey Tuttle Blackwell
(Died March 19, 2014)
Audrey Tuttle Blackwell, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
Her favorite passtime was to cook and feed her family.
She is survived by one son, Ed (Cecilia) Blackwell of Plainview, her furr baby "Bear"; two daughters, Debbie Galloway of Isabel, LA and Suzone Graham  (Aaron Hines) of Bogalusa, LA; daughter-in-law, Carol Blackwell of Watson, LA; two sisters, Priscilla Morrison of Wentworth, NH and Jean King Barstow of CA; one brother, Tommy (Nancy) Tuttle of Riverside, CA;  sister-in-law, Faye Tindell of Bogalusa, LA; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.    
She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Charles Edward Blackwell; two sons, Rickey Blackwell and Charles Edward Blackwell, Jr.; her parents, Flint Lawton Tuttle and Ruth Helen Kemp Tuttle; two sons-in-law, Ronnie Galloway and Mickey Graham; two grandchildren, Kristen Graham and Justin Graham; one great-grandchild, Alex Galloway.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, March 25, 2014  from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Michael Bassemier officiating.  Interment will follow at Wallace Cemetery.
 
Ricky Holmes
(August 2, 1948 - March 17, 2014)
RICKY HOLMES, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:15 pm Monday March 17, 2014 at his home. He was a former self-employed electrician and the owner of Franklinton Armature Works, Inc. for over 30 years.  He was a member of Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church. Ricky was an avid fisherman and loved all types of fishing. In earlier years he enjoyed duck and bird-hunting. He was truly a one-of-a-kind person who never met a stranger and was a friend to all he met due to his personable nature and great sense of humor. Ricky was always a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survived by:  Wife of 46 years: Frances Sheridan Holmes of Franklinton; Daughter: Sandra Gentry of Franklinton; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Darin Holmes of Franklinton, Brent and Tera Holmes of Stateline; 4 Grandchildren: Jacob Holmes, Samantha Fussell, Nicholas Fussell, Brady Holmes; Brother and Sister in law: Ken and Gayle Holmes of New Iberia; Sister and Brother in law: Brenda and David Reymond of Pass Christian, MS; Also numerous aunts, nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Dewitt Holmes, Jr. and Lucille Everett Holmes
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday March 19th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Yancy Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jacob Holmes, Nicholas Fussell, Brady Holmes, Michael Singleton, Robert Bankston, Paul Sheridan, Clark Holmes
 
Georgine Knight Holcombe
(August 3, 1921 - March 17, 2014)
Georgine Knight Holcombe, age 92, peacefully left her earthly home on Monday, March 17, 2014.  The staff at Resthaven Living Center had provided her with loving and compassionate care since October.  Georgine was born on August 3, 1921 in Dexter, MS.
She married Austin Holcombe on November 13, 1944 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  They made a home in Bogalusa and their only son, Bill, was born in 1946.  Both of these loves have preceded her in death, in addition to a grandson,  Michael Scott Holcombe.
Georgine is survived by three grandchildren, Faron Wayne Holcombe, Shelia McGehee, Tanya Adams; nine great-grandchildren; and her best friend, Mrs. Lois Mitchell.
Our Georgine was a busy little lady during her 92.5 years on God's earth, and her church family at The Presbyterian Church consider her to be the ultimate role model and humble servant.  She worked at Crown Zellerbach from 1951 until 1986, then became a Pink Lady at The Bogalusa Medical Center from 1986 until September of 2013.
Georgine belonged to the Civic League, Ingleside Literary, Women of the Church, American Legion Auxillary, Business and Professional Women, Republican Women, World Day of Prayer Chairman, Treasurer of Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a Precinct Captain at Lakeview Polling booth for many years.  We were so privileged at the church to have her as a Sunday School teacher until September of 2012.
Georgine Knight Holcombe was the first women in Washington Parish to serve as a juror.  She was small in statue, but huge on being active and getting things done.  Georgine was loved by many and will be dearly missed by those who knew her best.
Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Ponemah Cemetery and a memorial service will be conducted by Dr. Jim Stayton at The First Presbyterian Church at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, we would gratefully accept donations to her beloved church that she worked in for 70 years.  Well done, thy good and faithful servant!
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Joshua Lee Brewer
(Died March 15, 2014)
JOSHUA LEE BREWER,
The infant son of Aaron and Brittany Brewer of Pine was born into Heaven into the arms of God at on Saturday March 15, 2014 at LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa.
He is also survived by:  Grandparents: Ledurle and Leon Chapman of Pine, Nancy Brewer and Derrick Schilling of Bogalusa, James Brewer of Leakesville, MS; Great-grandparents: Willard and Yvone Chapman, R.O. Warren, Thomas Sylvester, Annie Kathleen Brewer; Aunts and Uncles: Denman Goings and Haylee Brooks, Misty and Tiger Verdin, Wesley and Melody Brewer
Also numerous cousins, great aunts and great uncles.
He was preceded in death by an uncle Joshua Scott Brewer and Great-grandparents David Hartzog, Mevalin Starnes, Carolyn Warren, Shirley Ann Sylvester and Thomas Wade Brewer.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 6 pm Tuesday March 18th at Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. David Easterling officiating.
 
Shirley Elizabeth Borde Sheridan
(September 28, 1933 - March 16, 2014)
Shirley Elizabeth Borde Sheridan, 80, born on September 28, 1933 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
Shirley was a graduate of Bogalusa High School.
A longtime member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Retired from Council on Aging which was dear to her heart working with the Senior Citizens of Washington Parish.
She volunteered her time in many different capacities over the years.
She is survived by two sons, George Truett Sheridan II of Bogalusa, LA and Ken Dawson (Brigitte) Sheridan of Louisville, MS; one brother, Stanley N.  (Loretta) Borde of Tickfaw, LA;  Mary Borde and Mary Helen Seal both of Bogalusa, LA; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, George Truett Sheridan; her parents, Charles Henry Borde and Mary Pearl Miller Borde; two  brothers, C. W. "Coach" Borde and Richard E. Borde; one sister, Helen Borde Jones; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; and other members of the Borde and Sheridan families.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 280 Mt. Pleasant Lane, Bogalusa, LA  70427 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M.  The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Brent Barker and Rev. Mark Hollingsworth officiating.  Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Dale Borde, Charles W. Borde, Jr., Shelby Borde, Chad Sheridan, Jamie Sheridan and Jeff Kennedy.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to,  Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church; The Gideons; or St. Jude.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Mildred Virginia Owen
BORN: August 23, 1923
DIED: March 14, 2014
Mildred Virginia Owen age 90 passed away March 14, 2014 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Bogalusa, La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of New Life United Pentecostal Church in Bogalusa, La.
She is survived by one son, Charles Dennis Owen , sister Delma Toney. Grandchildren Casie Denman, and Kerry Denman.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Hildridge Owen, step-son Albert Louis Owen, daughter Janice Sue Owen Denman, parents, Charley and Lula Miley, brothers Elmer Miley, R.V. Miley, and Lloyd Miley.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, 610 Ave F. Bogalusa la on Sunday march 16, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Sam Carroll Cemetery. Rev. Wesley Quave and Rev. Don Miley will officiate.
 
Jewel Tageant
(February 1, 1931 - March 14, 2014)
JEWEL SCOTT TAGEANT, AGE 83
And a resident of Franklinton died early Friday March 14, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Natchez, MS and graduated from Washington High School in 1948 before attending Mississippi College. She received a Master’s Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and also from Nova University. Jewel and her family moved to Franklinton in the late 1960s where she later became the director of Head Start-Early Childhood Development Program before retiring with 20 years of service. She always had a special place in her heart for the children she worked with and cared deeply for the rights of all young people.
Jewel was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton where she was active in the Winsome Sunday School class, the WMU, Senior Singers and Merry Hearts group. She was a member of the American Legion-Women’s Auxiliary and the Waverly Club. Jewel enjoyed playing bridge and loved attending Franklinton High School Demon Baseball games and followed the team through many years. She loved watching her grandchildren play for the Demons and in all their other activities. Jewel was forever a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by:
3 Daughters and a Son in law: Janice and David Westfaul of Pascagoula, MS, Theresa Tageant of Hammond, Cookie Ruffino of Ponchatoula
3 Sons and Daughters in law: Breaux and Sandy Tageant of Poplarville, MS, Tim and Pam Tageant of Mandeville, Jeff and Toni Tageant of Franklinton
 10 Grandchildren: Robert Tageant, Robin Tageant, Heather Tageant, Tyler Westfaul, Katie Scott Westfaul, Blake Ruffino, Evan Tageant, Clay Tageant, Connor Tageant, Hayden Tageant
1 Great-grandson: Brogen Blitch
Sister: Katherine Scott of Franklinton
 She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Joseph Tageant, her parents Eugene Dudley Scott and Henrietta Rushing Scott, and a sister Emma Gene Libby.
Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Franklinton Monday March 17th from 1 pm until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 3 pm Monday with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Franklinton Head Start or the Acts 1:8 Missions Fund of First Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be her 8 Grandsons and her great-grandson as an honorary pallbearer.

Charles Edward Blackwell
(July 20, 1932 - March 12, 2014) 
Charles Edward Blackwell, age 81, of the Plainview Community,  passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA surrounded by his wife and children.
Born July 20, 1932 in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Army veteran  and retied mechanic.
He loved playing music and traveling.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Audrey Tuttle Blackwell of Plainview; their children, Debbie Galloway of Isabel, LA, Ed and Cecilia Blackwell, and Suzone Graham all of Plainview; daughter-in-law, Carol Blackwell of Watson, LA; one sister, Fay Tindall;  eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by sons, Rickey Blackwell and Charles Blackwell, Jr.; his parents, Rev. Edmond F. and Ruby Blackwell; brothers, Amos Blackwell, Ray Blackwell and Wayne Blackwell; a sister, Edna May Mohn; son-in-laws, Ronnie Galloway and Mickey Graham; grandchildren, Justin Graham and Kristen Graham; great grandson, Alex Galloway.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, March 17, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M.  The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Michael Bassemier officiating.  Interment to follow at Wallace Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Aaron Hines, and grandsons, Joey Galloway, Jimmy Galloway, Tony Solano, Shaon Meaux and Jonathan Crain.
 
Susan Stogner
(August 24, 1951 - March 11, 2014)
Susan Stogner, age 62, born on August 24, 1951, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
Visitation will be held at Palestine Baptist Church, 59369 Palestine Church Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427 on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. with Interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mike Tullos
(April 6, 1956 - March 10, 2014)
MIKE TULLOS, AGE 57
And a resident of Franklinton died at 10:30 am Monday March 10, 2014. He was an Electrical Engineer for Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op with 38 years of service and the owner of Tullos Electric for nearly 18 years. Mike was a member of Victory Baptist Church who enjoyed the great outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing alongside his family and especially enjoyed all the time spent with his grandsons as “hunting buddies” and at all their Little League ball games. Mike was a good cook that enjoyed hosting his friends and family and he was forever a devoted son, father and grandfather. He was always a friend to all those that knew him.
Survived by:
Son and Daughter in law: Jeremy and Holly Tullos of Franklinton
3 Grandsons: Connor Tullos, Jacob Tullos, Grant Tullos
Mother: Esther Lou Jordan Tullos of Franklinton
2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Rebecca Marie Tullos, Johnette and Leo Jacob all of Franklinton
Friend and Companion: Tami Wareham of Franklinton
Special Friend: Ralph Anthony of Franklinton
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his father John Lewis Tullos, and grandparents O.A. Tullos and Myrtis Jenkins Tullos and Hazel Sumrall.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday March 12th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote, Rev. Leon Hickman, and Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Darryl Cooper, Brian Jones, Jim Morgan, Joe Wilson, Skipper Crawford, Chad Angelo, Darrell Magee

Mildred Nellie Amacker Walker
(October 10, 1917 - March 10, 2014)
Mildred Nellie Amacker Walker, 96, a resident of Bogalusa, was called home Monday, March 10, 2014, at Resthaven Living Center.
She was born in White Sand, Miss., on Oct. 10, 1917, to James Monroe Amacker and Rose Anne Breland Amacker. She attended Buck Branch High School and was the salutatorian of her graduating class in 1936. On July 6, 1941, she married Levert Eddie Walker of Varnado, and she was a homemaker who stayed home to raise her three children.
Born in the early part of the 20th Century, she lived through the depression and World War II. As a child she helped out in the fields, picking cotton and other crops, and as the eldest of 10, she helped her mother take care of her sisters and brothers. She was a Christian and enjoyed being a part of her Monroe Street Baptist Church family, attending services and Sunday school until her health kept her from going.
She is survived by two daughters, Janice Walker Gibson and Catherine Walker Hodge; a son, Gregory Scott Walker and his wife, Monica; four grandchildren, Carla Walker, Scott Walker and his wife, Chasity, David Walker and Shane Hodge and his fiancée, Katie; one great-grandchild, Aubrey Walker, and Raimy Walker, due May 15; two step-grandchildren, Jennifer Gibson Schecter and her husband, Rob, and Brian Gibson and his wife, Lisa; two step-great-grandsons, John “Jack” Schecter and Liam Gibson; a sister, Lillian Amacker Fontenot; a brother, Elbert Monroe Amacker and his wife, Lynn; a special sister-in-law, Doris Amacker; a number of nieces and nephews, including Ova, Robin, Harlon, Edward, Harold, Diane, Cheryl Ann, Steven, Wayne, Vicki Lynn, Gary, Robin, Suzanne, Reed, Dawn, Michelle, Amber, Milford, Linda, Richard, Ted, Gayle and Herman Jr.; and numerous other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Levert Walker; her parents; brothers, Willis B. “Dub” Amacker, Robert Amacker, Charles Amacker and Glenn Amacker; sisters, Eva Catha, Georgie Day and Joyce Faye Busby Jenkins; a son-in-law, John William Gibson; numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and nieces and nephews, Linda Catha, Ronald Amacker, Alan Day and Antel Sarka.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 12 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Chad Jenkins and Elder Billy Ray Hines officiating. Interment will follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado.
Pallbearers will be Elbert Amacker, Richard Walker, Edward Catha, Shane Hodge, Scott Walker and David Walker. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Day, Harold Catha, Ted Sarka, Milford Walker and Harlon Amacker.
The family would like to thank her caregivers at Resthaven Living Center, her doctors, Dr. Tabari and Dr. Mejia, and especially to the nurses from Camellia Hospice, who were so caring and who gave comfort to Mildred and to her family members.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
 
Rev. Dr. Frank Gutierrez
(June 29, 1934 - March 9, 2014)
Rev. Dr. Frank Gutierrez, age 79, born on June 29, 1934 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
He was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
He recently celebrated 50 years as a Gospel Minister having served in many locales. Pastor Gutierrez was currently serving as Spanish Minister at First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA, which he started. In 1979 he also received his doctorate degree in psychology and counseling and served many years in that role.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Crawford Gutierrez of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Caroline Abrew of Natchitoches, LA; two step-daughters, Joyce Corse and Linda Cromp both of Bush, LA; one step-son, Donald Parker of Picayune, MS; four sisters, Margie Drozco of Albuquerque, NM, Gloria Gutierrez of Albuquerque, NM, Clara Lucero of Las Vegas, NV, and Marcella Gutierrez of Albuguerque, NM; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Greg Whaley, Rev. Field Thigpen and Rev. Bill Nobles officiating. Interment to follow at Crawford Cemetery.
 
John Henry Coyle
(December 23, 1935 - March 6, 2014)
JOHN HENRY COYLE, AGE 78
And a resident of Franklinton died at 8:10 AM Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his residence.
He was owner/operator of his welding shop, a dairyman and truck driver. He enjoyed woodworking. He loved to spend time drinking coffee with his buddies at the Palace.
Survived by: 3 Daughters: Jennifer Day of Zachary; Alisa Piar and Wade of Chesterton, IN; Johnna Jenkins of Mt. Hermon
Grandchildren and spouses: Jeremy and Danielle Piar; Ryan and Shana Piar; Justin Jenkins and Jenna Varnado; Jessica Crain; Jamey Jenkins; Max Day
Great grandchildren: Abigail, Gretchen, Andrew Piar; Calem, Ayda Piar; Brayden, Bryson Jenkins; Kinsley Crain
Sister in law: Brenda Coyle of Franklinton
He was preceded in death by his parents William Thomas an Hilda Bond Coyle, son in law Buddy Jenkins, 4 brothers Laverne “Sonny” Coyle, Jackson Coyle, Jimmy Coyle and Patrick Coyle.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 4PM until 8 PM Sunday, March 09, 2014 and after 11 AM Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards and Dr. Joe Baugh officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren Justin Jenkins, Jamey Jenkins, Ryan Piar, Jeremy Piar, Max Day, Jessica Crain and close friends Karl Bickham, Jr. and Fred Toney and the late Karl Bickham.
 
Michael Bertoniere
(Died March 6, 2014)
NAME OF DECEASED: Michael Wayne Bertoniere
DATE OF BIRTH: January 17, 1968
DATE OF DEATH: March 6, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Lafayette, LA
AGE: 46
RESIDENCE: Franklinton, LA
SURVIVED BY: Wife – Dailene Martino Bertoniere
2 Sisters- Donna (Donald) Wheat, Sherry (David) Hunt
1 Brother – Randy Bertoniere
Father – George Michael Bertoniere
PRECEDED BY: His mother – Maxine Reeves Bertoniere
VISITATION: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home
TIME: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, from 9:30 until service time at 11:00a.m.
MINISTER: Rev. Bobby Holder
INTERMENT: Pounds Cemetery

Willie Ruth Nettles
(Died March 7, 2014)
NAME OF DECEASED: Willie Ruth Nettles
DATE OF BIRTH: December 28, 1925
DATE OF DEATH: Friday March 7, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: AMG Specialty Hospital, Bogalusa, LA
AGE: 88
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
VISITATION: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home
TIME: Monday, March 10, 2014 from 11:00 until time of funeral at 2:00p.m.
MINISTER: Rev. Larry Lassley
INTERMENT: Ponemah Cemetery

 

Doris Toney
(September 21, 1935 - March 5, 2014)
DORIS LEONA STRAHAN TONEY, AGE 78 

And a resident of Baton Rouge died at 4:40 pm Wednesday March 5, 2014 at Landmark of Baton Rouge. She was a former Civil Service employee of the U.S. Geological Survey at Stennis Space Center. Doris enjoyed bird-watching and gardening with her plants. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Slidell where she was previously very active in Sunday School. Doris enjoyed collecting owl figurines and all types of bells. 

Survived by: 

2 Daughters and a Son in law: Brenda Toney Miller and Wayne Miller of Baton Rouge, Judy Toney Dale of Franklinton 

Son and Daughter in law: Randy and Terry Toney of Mt. Hermon 

8 Grandchildren: Jeremy Miller of Frisco, TX, Nathan Miller of Covington, Phillip Miller of Houston, TX, Jason Crawford of Pensacola, FL, Jessi Kramer of Beeville, TX, Justin Dale of Cincinnati, OH, Jordan Dale of Franklinton, Zane Toney of Mt. Hermon 

2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Peggy Rester of Baton Rouge, Pat and Buddy Hall of Madisonville 

Brother and Sister in law: Ray and Billie Strahan of Amite 

5 Great-grandchildren 

Also numerous nieces and nephews 

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Ray Toney, her parents Clenzie Strahan and Velma Lee Strahan, a brother Earl Strahan, and sisters Elizabeth “Dib” Brown and Nell Krueger. 

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday March 8th from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. 

 

 

Whitney Elfer
(March 22, 1952 - March 5, 2014)
WHITNEY MATTHEW ELFER, AGE 61 

And a resident of Franklinton died at 6:20 am Wednesday March 5, 2014 at his home. He was a former longtime resident of Harahan before moving to Washington Parish following Hurricane Katrina. Whitney was a former pipe-fitter at Avondale Shipyards for over 20 years and an avid fan of all types of sports. He was a motorcycle enthusiast who loved riding and working on them. Whitney was forever a very loving and supportive husband and father. 

Survived by: 

Wife: Victoria Defusco Elfer of Franklinton 

Mother: Eunice Bergeron Elfer of Picayune, MS 

5 Daughters and Sons in law: Alicia Elfer of Harahan, Chantell Elfer of Franklinton, Nicole and Jason Melerine, Victoria Elfer, Kristin and David Zoller all of Chalmette 

Son: Colton Loomis of Chalmette 

11 Grandchildren 

3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Herman A. Elfer, Jr. and Sue Elfer of Picayune, Wayne A. Elfer and Pamela Elfer of McNeil, MS, Johhny and Katie Rivers of Covington 

2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Tracey and Danny Garland of Picayune, Terri and Gary Sanders of Covington 

Also numerous nieces and nephews 

He was preceded in death by his father Herman A. Elfer, Sr., a sister Sharlene Rumore, and niece Michelle Gallagher. 

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday March 8th from 2 pm until 5 pm. A funeral service will be held at 5 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tom Descant officiating. 


Ida Pearl Bowman
(May 1, 1938 - March 4, 2014)
Ida Pearl Bowman, born May 1, 1938, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was a native of Tylertown, MS and resided in Pine, LA. She was retired from Winn Dixie Deli and Bakery department. She was a devoted member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She loved helping others and spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger and will be remembered and loved by many.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon E. Bowman; three sons, Tony (Theresa) Bowman of Bogalusa, LA, Kenny (Annette) Bowman of Jonesboro, Arkansas, George (Joyce) Galloway of Thomas, LA. She was the loving grandmother of Randi Bowman, Ashley Bowman, LeAnne Mangrum, Jordan Gerald, Michelle Stafford, Kim Magee, Crystal Hill and George Galloway, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Blayne Bowman, Mason Bowman, Aubrey Creel, Shane Seals, Kylee Seals, Levi Seals, Kaylynn Gerald, Megan Matherne, Lilly Hill and Grayson Galloway.

She is preceded in death by, her parents, Ollie and Pearlie Magee; son, Ronnie Bowman; brothers, Clyde Magee and Wilbert Magee; and sister, Waver Graves.

A Memorial Service will be held at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.  

 
J.W. Mulina
(June 20, 1935 - March 2, 2014)
JAMES WESLEY (J.W.) MULINA, SR., AGE 78
And a resident of Franklinton passed into eternity March 2, 2014 at his home after an extended illness. He was a loving husband and loved being with his family and always looked forward to their visits. J.W. was a member of New Hope Baptist Church near Folsom and a former dragline operator with the Louisiana Highway Department. He then went on to work and retired after many years of service from Dairymen, Inc. He loved camping, fishing and traveling around the United States when his health permitted. J.W. enjoyed drinking coffee at Boyd’s Auto Parts while swapping stories and reliving old-times. He was a horse and dog enthusiast and enjoyed the company of his animals. Years ago, J.W. often fox hunted and loved working and listening to his dogs.
Survived by:
Devoted Wife and caregiver of 36 years: Lynn Ball Mulina of Franklinton
2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Wesley and Rita Mulina of Franklinton, Brandon Mulina of Hammond
Daughter and Son in law: Judy and Charles Kennedy of the Stateline Community
3 Grandsons: Chad Kennedy, Jared Kennedy both of Stateline, Caleb Mulina of Franklinton
4 Granddaughters: Callie Mulina, Teresa Rosenthall, Tammy Magee all of Franklinton, Christy Galloway of Covington
2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Travis and Jessie Mulina, Kendall and Judy Mulina all of Franklinton
2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Edith and Pete Busby of Franklinton, Maida and Mack Thomas of Pine
Also survived by 5 Great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Blanche, a daughter Teenie Schillings, grandson B.J. Schillings, his parents Jewel Mulina and Athalee Seal Mulina, and brother and sister in law Billie and Sue Mulina.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday March 4th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Dr. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are his nephews Wayne Mulina, Michael Mulina, Bruce Busby, Butch Busby, James Gibson, and Howard Gibson.
Honorary Pallbearers are his grandsons Chad Kennedy, Jared Kennedy, Caleb Mulina and nephew Eric Mulina
 

Wilva Mae Diddon Garcia
(January 25, 1934 - March 2, 2014)
WILVA MAE DIDON GARCIA, AGE 80
And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 1:30 PM Sunday, March 2, 2014 at her residence.
She was a member of Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed watching hummingbirds outdoors and tending to her plants and flowers.
Survived by:
3 Sons and daughters in law: Jerry and Gayle Garcia of Philadelphia, MS Randall and Suzonne Garcia Raymond and Darlene Garcia all of Mt. Hermon
Daughter and son in law: Diana and Marc Brocato of Amite
Brother and sister in law: Bobby and Lorraine Diddon of Bolivar
Sisters and brother in law: Shirley and Blackie Movant of Breaux Bridge
11 Grandchildren and 13 Great grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Linnie Mae Tate Diddon and 2 brothers A.J. Diddon and J.D. Diddon.
Visitation will be at Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church from 5 PM until 9 PM Monday, March 3, 2014 and after 9 AM Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM at the church with Rev. Randall Garcia, Rev. Raymond Garcia and Rev. Jerry Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 
Sherri Ellis Hargis
(May 20, 1954 - February 28, 2014)
SHERRI LYNN ELLIS HARGIS, AGE 59
And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 10:00 am Friday February 28, 2014 at her home. She was a former Licensed Practical Nurse that worked alongside her mother as a floral designer at Margie’s Florist for many years. Sherri loved working outdoors with her plants and gardening. She was an animal lover and had many pets that she often rescued as stray animals.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Michelle and Christopher Crawford of Mt. Hermon
Mother: Margie Adams Ellis of Mt. Hermon
Sister and Brother in law: Sheila and Charles Kelley of Mt. Hermon
Brother: Pat Ellis of Mt. Hermon
Nieces and Nephews: Kimberly and Kurt Williams and their children Chandler and Savannah, Mitchell Kelley, Kelly Ellis
She was preceded in death by her son Logan Hargis, her father Frederick Ellis, and grandparents George Fred Ellis and Bertie Hedley Ellis and Shurd Adams and Martha Jenkins Adams
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday March 2nd from 2 pm until the memorial service at 4 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Russ Kirkland officiating.
 
 
Mary Ratcliff
(October 25, 1942 - February 26, 2014)
MARY JEANETTE RATCLIFF, AGE 71
And a resident of Franklinton went to be with her Lord at 6:00 am Wednesday February 26, 2014. She was a lifelong member of Trinity Baptist Church, which she cared for deeply and served for many years as church treasurer. Mary was an accountant for nearly 40 years at Kaylor Bookkeeping and thoroughly enjoyed her work. She served for many years on the Washington Parish 911 Board and enjoyed going out to eat with friends and family. In earlier years, Mary enjoyed playing softball and in later years loved playing dominoes and the card-game Phase 10 often eating her favorite Blue Bell ice-cream any chance she could.
Survived by:
5 Sisters and brothers in law: Myrna Goings of Franklinton, Barbara Riley of Mt. Hermon, Sharon and Dewitt Perry of Enon, Delores and Russell Cornette of Greensburg, Sheila and Tim Stafford of Stateline
Brother and Sister in law: Bill and Evelyn Ratcliff of Franklinton
Sister in law: Carolyn Ratcliff of Picayune, MS
She was a special aunt to her numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mary had a caring place in her heart for her pet Yorkie Samuel
She was preceded in death by her parents Fleet W. Ratcliff and Etta Gill Ratcliff, a brother Talmadge Ratcliff and brother in law Price Goings.
Visitation will be at Trinity Baptist Church Friday February 28th from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at the church at 12 pm Friday with Rev. Walter Mixon, Rev. Fredrick Brumfield and Dr. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in Morris Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Linda Green and Ralee Wascom for their loving care and support of Ms. Mary.
Pallbearers: Scott Goings, Michael Goings, Jeff Goings, Billy Ratcliff, Mark Riley, Matt Stafford
 
 
Peggy Harold Bateman
(April 18, 1925 - February 23, 2014)
PEGGY HAROLD BATEMAN, AGE 88
And a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning February 23, 2014 at her home. She was a native of New Orleans and a former secretary with the Tulane Medical School Biology Department who enjoyed scrabble and doing crossword puzzles. Peggy loved painting and was a good artist, including several painted family portraits. She liked to watch movies and was a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church, which she loved very much. Peggy was a loving mother and grandmother that received her greatest joy and comfort from the time spent with her family.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and a Son in law: Martha A. Bateman of Madisonville, Tina and Mike Creel of Franklinton
2 Sons and Daughters in law: Robbie and Anne Marie Bateman of Lacombe, Horton and Sharon Bateman of Gulf Shores, AL
10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Lauren Caffery, Jason and Amber Creel, Anna and Peter Saxon, Rob Caffery, Stephanie Bateman, Victoria and Stephan Yniguez, Robert Bateman, Scott Creel, William Bateman, Leah Bateman
3 Great-grandsons: Jacob, Caleb, and Alex
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband William Edmond Bateman, Sr. a son William Edmond “Bill” Bateman, Jr., her parents John Horton Harold, Sr. and Eunice Caro Harold, a brother and sister in law John Horton “Buddy” Harold, Jr. and Diane Harold, and an infant brother.
Visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church Tuesday February 25th from 9 am until the funeral mass at 11 am with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Rob Caffery, Scott Creel, Jason Creel, William Bateman, Elmer Jacobs, Pete Saxon, Steve Yniguez
 
 
Rita Faye Miller Leslie
(September 21, 1960 - February 23, 2014)
Rita Faye Miller Leslie, age 53, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born on September 21, 1960 in California, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville, LA.
She retired after 25 years from Wal-Mart in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Tim Leslie of Bogalusa, LA; one son, B.G. (Mandy) Miller of Bogalusa, LA; two daughters, Crystal (Billy) Adams of Bogalusa, LA and Theresa (Roger) Crain of Franklinton, LA; one sister, Nedra Nash; nine grandchildren, Cameron Miller, Payton Miller and Brie'Anna Miller, Will Adams, Nathan Adams and Isabella Adams, Brooke Galloway, Wes Crain and Lylah Crain.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph D. and Mae Nash; two sisters, Rosa Lie McManus and Resa Nash; one brother, Dennis Nash.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Pete Underwood officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Barbara A. Duca
Died February 17, 2014
Barbara A. Duca passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Regency Hospital, Covington at the age of 68. Born in New Orleans, lived in Arabi for most of her life and most recently in Mt. Hermon, LA. Loving spouse of Lawrence Duca for 37 years. Devoted Mother of Aña Maria Mendoza, Lori Pittman (Raymond), and the late Darnelle Duca. Sister of Judy Artiques Chavez (Joe). Grandmother of Bethany Mendoza, Marlee Pittman, Jeannie Pittman, Kali Lee and Wayne Girton. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend A Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, Chalmette on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 12:00 noon. Visitation at the church from 10:00 am until Mass time. Inurnment taking place on Monday, Feb 24 at St. Vincent dePaul #2 Cemetery at 2:30 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA.
 
Terry Lynn Byrd
(May 18, 1940 - February 20, 2014)
Terry Lynn Byrd May 18, 1940-February 20, 2014 Age: 73
And a resident of Franklinton died peacefully at his home at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014. He was a life long member of Springhill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Terry served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1960. He later worked and retired from Southern Natural Gas Company. He enjoyed traveling, camping, and watching his great grandchildren play. He was a loving father, brother, and grandfather.
Survived by: Son and daughter in law: Ricky and Debra Byrd of Franklinton
Daughter and son in law: Daphne and Bob Stopper of Leicester, North Carolina
Sister: Camelia Wagner of Franklinton
Brother: Wayne Byrd of Walker, LA
4 grandchildren and their spouses: Misty and James Bickham, Kristen and Jeff Seay, Casey Byrd and Kim Tetreau, Blake and Noel Thomas, All of Franklinton
17 Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by: Wife: Linda Creel Byrd Parents: Virgil and Wilda Byrd Brother: Jerry Byrd
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 10 PM Friday, February 21, 2014 and after 9 AM Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Gay and Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Byrd Letchworth Cemetery.
 
 
Phillip Ray Thomas, Sr.
(September 14, 1937 - February 20, 2014)

PHILLIP RAY THOMAS, SR., AGE 76
And a resident of Thomas died at 12:32 AM Thursday, February 20, 2014 at his resident.
He was a member of Thomas Baptist Church. He was a retired metal worker with Kaiser Aluminum. He loved to deer and turkey hunt and also fishing at the camp in Kentwood. He loved working alongside his grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife of 57 years: Shirley Jones Thomas of Thomas
Daughter and son in law: Pam and Billy Gerald of Pine
Son and daughter in law: Roy and Joetta Thomas of Thomas
4 Grandchildren and spouses: Cass Gerald and Whitney Creel, Chris and Frances Thomas, Savanna and B B Schexnider, Gage and Macey Thomas
Great grandson Brylan Schexnider
4 Sisters and a brother in law: Jenette and Tom Ahlman of Thomas Ledonia Hill, Ada Merle Menish, Isabelle Haymann all of Bogalusa 2 Brothers and a sister in law: Dewey and Frankie Thomas Douglas Thomas all of Thomas
Former Daughter in law: Darlene Moran of Sandy Hook, MS
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Commodore and Marie Ard Thomas, a son Phillip Ray Thomas, Jr., brother and sister in law Simon and Elizabeth Thomas, and 2 sisters and brothers in law Elizabeth and Herman Thomas and Waver and Houston Jordan.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Saturday, February 22, 2014 until time of funeral service to be held at 2 PM the funeral home chapel with Rev. Denman Brumfield and Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
 
 
RICHARD L. "RICKY" GLOVER
BORN: November 3, 1962
DIED: February 20, 2014
RICHARD L."RICKY" GLOVER BORN NOVEMBER 3, 1962 PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 20, 2014 AT HIS RESIDENCE IN BOGALUSA AT THE AGE OF 51. HE ATTENDED PLAINVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH.
HE IS SURVIVED BY MOTHER DELORES GLOVER OF BOGALUSA, 2 SONS RICHARD SHAUN GLOVER OF HAMMOND AND WESLEY SHANE (MARIE CHILDS) GLOVER OF BOGALUSA,1 SISTER TRACIE OWENS OF BOGALUSA, A BROTHER CHRISTOPHER GLOVER OF SUN, LA.AND NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND HIS BEST FRIEND SYDNEY "SKIP" MILLER AND OTHER FRIENDS.
HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH HY HIS FATHER ROBERT GLOVER JR., AND GRAND MOTHER THELMA COLEMAN GLOVER.
VISITATRION WILL BE AT BROWN-MCGEHEE FUNERAL HOME ON FEBRUARY 23, 2014 BEGINNING AT 1:00 P.M. UNTIL SERVICE TIME 3:00 P.M.. REV. KELLY PENTON WILL CONDUCT THE SERVICES AND THE INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE PONEMAH CEMETERY.
 
 

Susanne Elizabeth "Beth" New
BORN: June 19, 1954
DIED: February 13, 2014
SUSANNE ELIZABETH "BETH" NEW BORN JUNE 19, 1954 PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 13, 2014 AT HER RESIDENCE AT THE AGE OF 59.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY 2 DAUGHTERS FAITH(JEFFREY)FRIEDT OF COVINGTON, LA. AND CHRISTINA(MICHAEL)WALL OF ANGIE, LA..4 SISTERS KITTY (HOWARD)TEMPERLEY OF ENGLAND, VICKI (KEN)LAPPOF SEATTLE WASHINGTON, GINGER POWE OF TACOMA WASHINGTON AND DEBRA HINECKER ALSO OF TACOMA WASHINGTON.2 GRANDCHILDREN AND A HALF BROTHER, DAMIEN POWE AND A HALF SISTER, NICOLE ROSE AND A HOST OF NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.

SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS PAUL AND JEWEL WOODWARD POWE AND A BROTHER RICHARD"RICKY"POWE,

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. BROWN-MCGEHEE IS IN CHARGE OF LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS.

 

 

GEORGE ANTHONY "TONY" BIGLANE
BORN: September 15, 1967
DIED: February 16, 2014
GEORGE ANTHONY 'TONY" BIGLANE BORN SEPTEMBER 15, 1967 IN FT. STEWARD GEORGIA PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 16, 2014 AT HIS RESIDENCE HERE IN BOGALUSA. HE SPENT MOST OF HIS YOUNG LIFE IN BELLE CHASE AND GRETNA LA.

AFTER SCHOOL GEORGE WENT TO WORK WITH BARRIERE CONSTRUCTION AND WHERE HE SPENT MOST OF HIS CAREER, TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AS MASTER MECHANIC AND FORMAN IN THE FIELD OF CONSTRUCTION. HE WAS WELL LIKED BY HIS PIERS AND CO-WORKERS.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS FATHER AND MOTHER JESSE AND LOIS ANN BIGLANE, A SON GEORGE ANTHONY BIGLANE JR.AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.

VISITATION WILL BE HELD AT BROWN-MCGEHEE FUNERAL HOME ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2014 FROM 7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. GRAVESIDE RITES WILL BE HELD FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2014 AT RIDGELAND CEMETERY IN RIDGELAND, MS.

 

 

Nathan Jenkins
(January 10, 1953 - February 13, 2014)
NATHAN JENKINS, AGE 61
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:30 PM Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Pontchartrain Guest House in Covington.
Nathan began his educational journey at “The Little White School House” with Ms. Bates. He joined the Washington Parish Activity Center in 1974. From the very beginning he was known for his big heart by the way he treated everyone, which was with a big smile and a hug. Through the years He performed every job at the Center from painting crafts, to packaging flatware to working on the lawn crew with Mr. Ricky Conely and the guys. In 1999, he experienced independence like he had never known when he moved into “His” apartment. It was through this and his many years work at the Center that his bond with Ms. Elnora Martin grew into one of unconditional love. There are no words to describe the great loss the Center will have for our forever friend. He was loved by so many and will continue to live within their hearts. He enjoyed serving his Lord.
Survived by:  Sister: Jo Ann Williams of Baton Rouge; 3 Nephews: Nelson Wiggins, Danny Lea, Roy Dale Lea; 2 Nieces: Sandra Guillot, Brenda Alsobrooks; Numerous great nieces and nephews; Special Friend: Ruthie Smith
He was preceded in death by his parents Leroy and Nina Lambert Jenkins, a brother Leroy Jenkins, Jr. and a sister Margie Lea.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Monday, February 17, 2014 until time of funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Donald Bryant and Rev. Mathew Booty officiating. Burial will follow in the New Jerusalem Pentecostal Church Cemetery.

 

 

Shyrlene Ball Riley
(July 29, 1951 - February 14, 2014)
SHYRLENE BALL RILEY, AGE 62

and a resident of Mt. Hermon died February 14, 2014 at her home of natural causes. She was a member of Trinity Baptist of Franklinton but currently attended Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church. Shyrlene loved attending sporting events of all types from Mt. Hermon High School to even little league games of all types. She also enjoyed going to Bluegrass Festivals.

Survived by:

Husband: Larry Riley

Daughter and son in law: Fran and John Crouch of Mt. Hermon

Son and daughter-in-law: Gene and Dawn Riley of Mt. Hermon

Mother in law: Evelyn Riley of Mt. Hermon

6 granddaughters: Chasity and Chelsey Sharp, Casey Sharp Gonzales, Crystal and Cathy Crouch, and Nicole Riley, all of Mt. Hermon.

Two great grandsons: Nicholas “Nick” Schilling and Eathan Smith of Mt. Hermon

One great granddaughter: Mariana Gonzales of Mt. Hermon.

Special friend/grandson Devin Oalmann.

Special grandsons in law: Joseph Smith, Austin Schilling, and Mel Gonzales.

One sister and brother in law: Diane and Joe Leburn of Crowley, LA

Two brothers and sisters in law: Dillard and Sandra Ball of Hattiesburg, MS, Jerry and Ruby Ball of Gonzales.

Also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends She was preceded in death by her mother Alice Dillon Ball, father Elvin Ball, son Gary Daniel Cooper, grandson Aaron Riley and nephew Mark Durden.

Services will be at Mt. Hermon UPC. Monday 5:30pm – 9pm Tuesday 9am -2pm. Funeral 2pm with Bro. Randall Garcia, Bro. Raymond Garcia and Bro. Stan Statham officiating. Burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers Devin Oalmann, John Crouch, Mel Gonzales, Austin Schilling, Joseph Smith, Ryan Schilling, and Chris Tetreau.

 


Wilma Lee Chauvin
(September 27, 1920 - February 15, 2014)
Wilma Lee Chauvin, 93, resident of Baton Rouge, LA passed away February 15, 2014 in Denham Springs, LA.

Mrs. Wilma is survived by her son Roger P. Chauvin of Baton Rouge, LA; two daughters Jean Crain of Mobile, AL and Ann Guileyardo of Denham Springs, LA; nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Maurice P. Chauvin and a sister Lois Allison.

Services will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with the visitation beginning at 10:30 am until the funeral service at 1:00 pm in the chapel. Rev. John M. Egbert will officiate and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

 

 

Barbara Ann Alsobrooks Simmons
(September 5, 1938 - February 12, 2014)
BARBARA ANN ALSOBROOKS SIMMONS, AGE 75
And a resident of Franklinton died at 11 AM Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at her residence.
She was a member of Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church and she loved to attend church services. She enjoyed reading and gardening.
Survived by:  Son and Daughter in law: Larry and Connie Jenkins of Franklinton; 3 Daughters and sons in law: Sheila Mizell of Isabel; Barbara and Terry McCain; Paula and Elmer Gedney all of Franklinton; Brother: Edward Alsobrooks of Georgia; Sister: Doris McClain of Bogalusa; Half Brother: Sylvester Alsobrooks of New Jersey; 12 Grandchildren and 21 Great grandchildren and 1 Great great grandchild
She was preceded in death by her husband Esco Simmons, her parents William and Viola Delaughter Alsobrooks, a brother Lafurn Alsobrooks and a sister Mildred Jones, and 3 half-brothers Oliver Alsobrooks, J T Alsobrooks and Ernest Alsobrooks and a half-sister Willie Pearl Alsobrooks.
A graveside service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Tylertown Cemetery with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating.

 


Kevin Charles Cunningham
(June 16, 1957 - February 12, 2014)
KEVIN CHARLES CUNNINGHAM, AGE 56
And a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at his residence.
He was a member of Fisher United Methodist Church. He was a self-employed fisherman for many years. He also worked as offshore personnel with crew boats. He worked construction and enjoyed working on boat motors. He loved his many dogs.
Survived by:  Daughter: Kristi Wilson of Columbia; 2 Grandsons: Hatton Ford and Wyatt Poole; Brother and sister in law: Chris and Sandy Cunningham of Westwego; 2 Nieces and spouses: Tara and Kevin Lombardi, Sara and Joseph Astephan; Great niece and nephew: Naphaniel Lombardi and Alivah Astephan; Longtime Companion: Gloria Conley of Columbia and her daughter Terry Ward
He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Elouise Watson Cunningham.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Saturday, February 15, 2014 until time of funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the chapel with Rev. Percy Mac Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher Church Cemetery.  

 

 
Norbert John Nauman
(June 10, 1925 - February 12, 2014)
NORBERT JOHN NAUMAN, AGE 88
And a resident of Franklinton died at 2:52 am Wednesday February 12, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.  He was a native of Dubuque, Iowa and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was employed in the meat packing industry for the Dubuque Packing Company and served on the Board of Directors of Dupaco Credit Union.  Upon retirement he moved to Franklinton, Louisiana and became the co-owner of Parish Packing Company. He continued to work in the meat packing business for several years in South Bend, Indiana. Once again upon retirement he returned to Franklinton.  Norbert was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the local American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed gardening and sharing the harvest with family and friends and he loved playing golf.
Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law:  Chara and Tommy Thiebaud of Franklinton, LA
4 Grandchildren and Spouses:  John and Katie Scholl Thiebaud, Dyan and Kelly Gunnell Thiebaud, Katie Thiebaud,  Schuyler Thiebaud; 3 Great-grandchildren:  Miley Thiebaud, Flynn Thiebaud, and Dean Thiebaud; 8 Siblings and Spouses:  John and Ann Nauman,  LaVonne Hoffman, Germaine Freiburger,  Teresa Kroll, Agnes and Robert O’Neill,  Herman and Marge Nauman, Adele Peters, Margaret and Ken Ziegenfuss, Sister in law:  Eilene Nauman; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Leora Small Nauman, his parents Herman J. Nauman and Mary Susan Jungblut Nauman,  siblings Mildred Wirzbach, Henry Nauman, and Gregory Nauman, step-brother Eldon Nauman, step-sisters Sister Eleanor Nauman, Lucille Beau, Marion Bales and Clara Spoden, and brothers in law Robert Hoffman, Loras Freiburger, Gene Kroll, George Peters and Bob Wirzbach.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.  Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:00 am until 11:00 at Holy Family Catholic Church with a funeral mass at 11:00.  Norbert will later be laid to rest alongside his wife in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Maquoketa, Iowa.

 

 

Gena Perrette Adams
(February 14, 1958 - February 11, 2014)
Gena Perrette Adams died on Tuesday evening, February 11, 2014 in the LSU Bogalusa Medical Center. She was born on February 14, 1958 in Bogalusa, LA and spent most of her life here.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Adams and her precious daughter, Misty Michelle Adams of Bogalusa, LA. Also, one brother, John T. Perrette; three sisters, Tommye Faye Johnson of Bossier City; Kathy Russell of Richmond, VA and Robin Simmons of Bogalusa, LA. Also, several cousins, nieces and nephews and her aunt Lydia Fendlason. Preceded her in death were her infant son, Christopher Glover and her parents, Thomas E. and Audrey Faye Perrette. Also, one sister, Mary Susan Perette Lewis.

Visitation will be on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at New Life Pentecostal Church, 1600 Jefferson Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. The Memorial Service will be at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Wesley Quave officiating.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Phillip Darrell Miller
BORN: May 13, 1970
DIED: February 9, 2014
Phillip D. Miller, 43, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington due to complications from the flu.
Phillip began his life in Brewton, Ala., on May 13, 1970. He was a great man who loved spending time with his family, whether spending recreational hours on the water or under the hood with a wrench in his hand. Harley-Davidson were his motorcycle of choice and he enjoyed burning up the roads with his friends.
Phillip always had a beautiful smile and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. His main occupation was as a crane operator working throughout the Southern region. Phillip never met a challenge he could not tackle. He was a perfectionist at everything he did. He always strived to do his best.
Philip is survived by his wife, Jessie Hernandez Miller, and his son, Colby Seth Miller, both of Bogalusa; his daughter, Samantha Colleen Miller of Atmore, Ala.; his stepdaughter, Hilary Ledel (Jonathan) Cruz, and his step-granddaughter, Pamelia Ledel, both of Mobile, Ala.; his father, Darrell Ray Miller and wife, Glenda, of Century, Fla.; his parents-in-law, Jimmy and Jane Hernandez of Bogalusa; his brother, Ronny Ray (Teri) Miller of Oakley, Calif.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Joan Miller; his maternal grandparents, Buford and Mildred Howell; and his paternal grandparents, Harry and Lucille Miller.
The wake will be Thursday, Feb. 13 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Bogalusa from 11 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.Brown-McGehee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mary Ethel Riley
(June 11, 1941 - February 10, 2014)
Mary Ethel Riley, age 72, born on June 11, 1941 in Ronaldstown, MS, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA surrounded by family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Laverne Riley.

She is survived by her children, Marcus Ray Riley, Michael Wayne Riley, Jeffrey Laverne (Olevia Jones) Riley, Deborah (Gene) Bass, Mary Ann (Willie) Clark, and Steve (Kim) Wheat; grandchildren, Jay and Kelvee Wheat, Amiee Wheat, Brent and Kristen Richardson, Martin Wheat, Lakota Hill, Kennith Ray Pierce, Nancy Marie Pierce, Christopher A. Bass, Rebecca L. Bass, Zachary Jordan Riley, Adam (Christen) Riley; great-grandchildren; Woody Riley, Jennifer L. Bass, Jacob Louis Thomas, Alivia SueAnn Pierce, Kaleb Wheat, Kylee Wheat, Kaylie Crain, Connor Crain, Blaize Wheat, Kase Thompson, Caden Thompson and Braylin Thompson; two nieces Betty Crawford and Sandy (Charles) Wheat.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Joseph Emile Messina
(February 26, 1959 - February 9, 2014)
Joseph Emile Messina, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 54, born on February 26, 1959, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Sinopoli Messina of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Justin Lee (Jessica) Messina of Franklinton, LA; three sisters, Deborah Messina (Rick) Corsetti of Holt, FL, Rachel Lena Messina and Rebecca Messina (Emmett) Guy both of Bogalusa, LA; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Emile Messina and Helen Bernice Smith Messina.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 12,2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Church of United Faith United Pentecostal Church, 1100 Marshall Richardson Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Field Thigpen officiating. Interment to follow at Otzenberger Cemetery.

 

 

Eugene C. Rester, Sr.
(February 7, 1928 - February 10, 2014)
Eugene C. Rester, Sr., age 86 went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, February 10, 2014. Preceded in death by his wife, of 65 years, Yvonne Sheridan Rester. Son of the late Albert and Irene Rester. Brother of the late Brumfield, Vernon, Ralph and Bobbie Reid Crowe. He was the loving father of Joan (Buddy) Fetter, Sarah (Paul) Bourgeois, and Gene Rester, Jr. He is survived by his six granddaughters, Melissa (Chris), Katherine Bourgeois, Amanda (Caleb) Milton, Julie (Aaron) Trahan, Theresa Bourgeois, Patricia (Aaron) Savant and seven great-grandchildren.

He was the owner/operator of Rester's Texaco Station for 44 years. He loved the Lord and his church for 60 years were he served as a dedicated deacon and adult Sunday school teacher at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation hours are 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 followed by the service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Pete Underwood officiating at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Candice Gardner Tarver
(May 3, 1956 - February 6, 2014)
Candice Gardner Tarver, 57 of Angie, LA went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Paul Tarver; daughter of George Gardner, Jr. and the late Jeanette Bringol Nobles; loving mother of Jy S. (Linda) Sanders, Jason S. Sanders and the late Jade S. Sanders; cherished sister of George (Judy) Gardner, Cathy G. (Bobby) Bergers, Johnny (Sheri) Nobles, Jr., Donetta Nobles Comeaux, Debbie (Daryl) Lameer, Melissa (Michelle) Gardner; her brother, David Gardner; grandchildren, Don G. Bates, IV, Allisha Sanders, Alisa Sanders, Abriena Sanders, Jy Sanders, Jr., Jade S. Sanders and Sabastion Cole Sanders; and a host of other relatives and friends of the family.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P. M.

 

 

Earl Magee
(May 9, 1919 - February 7, 2014)
Earl Magee, age 94, born on May 9, 1919 in Washington Parish, LA. He retired from Gaylord Paper Mill and St. Tammany Sheriff's Office. Earl passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.

He is survived by his children, Larry (Patsy) Magee, Brenda Miley, Gary (Cheryl) Magee, Diane (Daniel) Slocum, Kathy (Lindon) Warner, Glenn (Brigitte) Magee; son-in-law, Christopher Smith; daughter-in-law, Susan Magee; sister, Dorothy (Joe) Melilli; twenty grandchildren; forty three great-grandchildren and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Selena Jenkins Magee; children, Charlotte Smith, Terry Magee; his father, Wilson Magee and his mother, Lula Dee King Magee.

Visitation will be on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church, 18018 Lee Road, Franklinton, LA 70438 from 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Leon Hickman and Bro. Caleb Herring officiating. Interment to follow at Magee Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are, Kevin Magee, Will Magee, Shayne Magee, Blake Warner, Josh Miley, Dustin Magee, Brian Sammons, Timothy Slocum, Craig Sammons and Jared Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are, Danny Hyatt, Marcus King, Wayne Myers, Tillman Stogner, Donnie Wells, Jim Silvestri, Patrick Theriot, Myron Crowe, Wayne Breen, Scott Burch, Keith Thomas, Duane Fuller, Roy Evans, and Chris Sinclair.   Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Leroy Nielson
(November 28, 1933 - February 3, 2014)
LEROY NIELSON, AGE 80

and a resident of Thomas died at 9:38 pm Monday February 3, 2014 at his home. He was a longtime member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Leroy began his hard-working career as a lifelong Dairyman at the young age of 12 and continued successfully until he was physically unable. He was always a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Survived by:

Daughter and Son in law: Jennifer and Jerry Beltran of Thomas,

Grandson: Ian Beltran

Sister: Nelline McCain of Franklinton

Sister in law: Marjorie T. Seal of Franklinton

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lois Seal Nielson, his parents Hance Nielson and Rosetta Thomas Nielson, sister Udine Hill and 2 brothers Estus Nielson and R.G. Nielson.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday February 5th from 5 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 Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Don Jacobs, and Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery near his home.

 

 

Rev. Quinion Thomas Burch
(April 21, 1924 - February 2, 2014)
Rev. Quinion Thomas Burch 89 of Grand Bay, AL passed away on February 2, 2014 in Grand Bay, AL. He was born on April 21, 1924 in Smith County, MS. He was a retired minister, who enjoyed working in the garden; he was a gun enthusiast, and an auxiliary deputy sheriff with the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. He also served his country proudly with the United States Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Nora Burch; his daughter, Faye Miley; his former wives, Rachel I. Burch and Audie Barber Burch; his brothers, James Burch, and Gale Burch; his sisters, Eunice Thomas, and Carolyn Seals.

He is survived by his son-in-law, Lanny (Sheila) Miley of Grand Bay, AL; his granddaughters, Lanea (Larry) Williams of Grand Bay, AL; and Joelyon Holtzman of Moss Point, MS; his sisters, Lettie Stafford of Bogalusa, LA and Ava Crain of Gulf Breeze, FL. He will also be missed by his great-grandson, Landon (Meagan) Stafford and a great-great-granddaughter, Ava Faye Stafford all of Grand Bay, AL.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1:30 P.M. at Stateline Cemetery in Stateline, MS. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #24.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Johnson, Jason Pugh, Bill Jones, Billy Ray Jenkins, Thomas Mitchell Burch, Landon Stafford, and Kenneth Ray Thomas.

 

 

Beth Ann Breland
(April 23, 1944 - February 3, 2014)
Beth Ann Breland, age 69, born on April 23, 1944 in New Orleans, La, a resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Breland; a daughter, Amy Breland (George) Williams; a son, Michael Matthew Breland; a sister, Judy Boyet (Kurt) Wamsley.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 6, 2014 at First Baptist Church from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Friday, February 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Bob Adams, Rev. Greg Whaley and Rev. Chuck Poole officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Houston Lamar Killens
BORN: October 30, 1939
DIED: February 1, 2014
Houston Lamar Killens, 74, of Bogalusa, Louisiana, passed away on February 1st, 2014.

Houston was born October 30th, 1939 to George W. Killens and Bernice Barnes Killens. He attended church at Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Crossroads, MS. He married Mary Saracen in Houston, Texas. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, glazier and construction worker for many years. Houston "Coach" Killens was an avid basketball player and coached little league baseball and football over three decades in both Bogalusa, Louisiana and Houston, Texas.

Houston is preceded in death by Parents George and Bernice Killens and nephew Chris Ray Killens.

Houston is survived by wife: Mary Saraceno Killens, Sons: Scott Alan Killens and Fiancé Linda Calamito of Rockland, MA; Kevin Lamar Killens and wife Brenda of Leander, TX; Charles Houston Killens and wife Gwen of Cedar Park, TX; Jason Lamar Killens of Bogalusa, LA; Brother: Junior Ray Killens and wife Frances of Crossroads, MS; Sister: Mary Killens Church of Crossroads, MS; Grandchildren: Jonathon Baggett and wife Ashley, Kurt Killens, Brandon Mizell, Brendan Calamito, Kevin Killens Jr., Natalie Baggett Dukes and husband Kelly, Courtney Mizell, Brittany Killens and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 9:00 PM Tuesday February 4th at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home at 610 Avenue F, Bogalusa, LA

Visitation will continue from 11:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM Wednesday February 5th at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home with the Pastor Oneal Ramage of Mitchell Chapel Church of God, officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brown-McGehee Funeral Home.

 
 
Chinesa Martin Thomas
(March 8, 1940 - February 2, 2014)
CHINESA MARTIN THOMAS, AGE 73
And a resident of Thomas died at 12:25 PM Sunday, February 2, 2014 at her residence.
She was a member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Survived by:
Husband of 53 years: Bobby Earl Thomas of Thomas
2 Sons and a daughter in law: Bobby Earl Thomas, Jr. and Teki; Rocky Tyrone Thomas all of Thomas
Daughter and son in law: Pamela Joyce and Aadron Tagert of Thomas
Grandchildren: Jessica Elizabeth and G T Boone, Miranda Chantel Thomas, Kayla Danielle Thomas, Robbie Gerald, April Tagert, Jonathan Tagert
Great Granddaughter: Aria Gail Boone
Brother and sister in law: Ray Henry and Belinda Martin of Bogalusa
Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Dessie Carnegie Martin, and 2 sisters Janice Varnado and Fayola Thompson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Monday, February 03, 2014. Visitation will continue after 9 AM Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church with a funeral service to be held at 12 Noon with Eld. Richard Magee and Eld. Willie J. Passman officiating. Burial will follow in the Caulie Thomas Family Cemetery.
 
 
Peggy McKenzie
(December 7, 1942 - January 30, 2014)
PEGGY THOMAS McKENZIE, AGE 71
And a resident of the Forest Haven Community died at 9:15 pm Thursday January 30, 2014 at her home. She was a longtime member of Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church and a former bank teller at Washington Bank. She enjoyed shopping and having a good meal with friends and family. Peggy loved reading and spent all the time she could with her family. She was always a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all that knew her.
Survived by:
Husband of 52 years: Herbert McKenzie of the Forest Haven Community
Daughter and Son in law: Kristi McKenzie Stogner and Russ Stogner of McComb, MS
1 Granddaughter: Haley Thomas
3 Step-grandchildren and a spouse: Jeremy Stogner, Josh Stogner, Amanda and Chris Faucheaux
1 Step-great-grandchild: Madison Faucheaux
2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Betty Cooper, Anita and David Wood all of the Forest Haven Community
Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Diane and Wayne Taylor of the Hilltop Community, Debbie and Lewis Murray of Bogalusa, David and Brenda McKenzie of Raleigh, NC, Denise McKenzie of Stateline
Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Houston and Lois Thomas, father in law and mother in law Hershel McKenzie and Marcelle Breland McKenzie, brothers in law Donald McKenzie and Billy Cooper, and nephews Todd Cooper and Chad Cooper.
Visitation will be Saturday February 1st at Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church from 10 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday in the church with Eld. Richard Magee and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to her friends and the women of her church family for all their support during these difficult times and to Camelia Hospice for their care.
Pallbearers will be her nephews Shalin Wood, Brian Taylor, Daniel Murray, Patrick Murray, Virgil Murray and great-nephew Trevor Cooper.
Honorary Pallbearers: David Alan Thomas, Dwight Salley, Huey Seal, Charles Winston Kennedy, Jimmy Earl Thomas, Shelby McKenzie, Danny Knight
 
 
Geneva Ulvik Stuart
BORN: February 19, 1949
DIED: January 28, 2014
Geneva Ann Ulvik Stuart born February 19, 1949 passed away at her residence January 28, 2014 in Angie, La. She had attended Pine Baptist Church.
She survived by 2 sons Chancy LeVere(Bonnie) Ulvik of Sevearville, TN. , and Tony Edward(Connie)Ulvik of Angie, La., 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Darnell John Ulvik and a brother LaRue Adams.
Visitation will be on Sunday February 2, 2014 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home chapel beginning at 1:00 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate the service with the interment to follow at Nobles Cemetery.
 
 
Audrey Renee Acuna
BORN: July 3, 1926
DIED: January 30, 2014
A. Renee Acuna was born in Bogalusa, La, where she resided until the last four years of her life, she pasted away in her sleep in Hattiesburg, MS, at 8:13 pm, Jan 30, 2014. If she could say anything to us today, it would be that her real life has just begun. She is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her beloved husband Alvaro Mario Aucna. Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph Edward and Clara Victoria Mally Quave; her oldest daughter, Renee Regina Acuna Sheehan and son, Mark Mario Acuna. Survivors include Carmen Acuna Perry, of Hattiesburg, MS; three grandchildren; Melissa Perry Martin of Ovette, MS Stephen and Stephanie Perry of Hattiesburg, MS and two great-grandchildren: Mark and Nicolas Chapman of Ovette, MS She had been a secretary for the Bogalusa Lumber Company, Judge A J Jones, and for Acuna's Carpet Center and Christian Bookstore. Many people remember seeing her working in her yard tending her flowers. She will be sorely missed.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday Feb. 3, 2014 from 10 am until time for services in the chapel at 1 pm. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Pastor Larry Lassley will officiate.
 
 
Robert F. Carpenter
BORN: September 29, 1941
DIED: January 22, 2014
Robert F. Carpenter, age 72 passed away Jan. 22, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington La.He was a resident of Bogalusa La. He is survived by two sons, Scott Carpenter "Niki", and Keith Carpenter. One daughter Theresa Cabrera "Luis". One brother Shelton Carpenter, and one sister Shirley Pomelow. Grandchildren, Kayla Carpenter, Hailey Carpenter, Skyler Carpenter, Fletcher Carpenter, Tiffany Watts.
He is preceded in death by his wife Emma Pauline Carpenter, parents Johnny and Alma Carpenter.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa La. Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Sunday jan. 26, 2014 from 12-noon until service time in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mcneese Cemetery. Rev. Everette Ledbetter will officiate.
 
 
Lisa DeLoy Baker
BORN: April 12, 1957
DIED: January 23, 2014
Lisa DeLoy Baker born April 12, 1957 passed away January 23, 2014 at her residence in San Diego California at the age of 56. She was the Associate Director of marketing for the San Diego Symphony.
She is survived by her brother Terry ( Selma ) Hyrne of Albuquerque, New Mexico,an aunt Lois Tynes of Pine, La., 2 nieces Jennifer ( Jerry ) Elmore of Panama City Florida, and Elizabeth ( Jason ) Ryan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2 grand nephews Jerremiah and Joseph Elmore and other family members and friends.
She touched so many lives in the San Diego Area that they will open the Symphony Hall to hold a memorial service in her honor on February 5, 2014.
Graveside services will be held February 1, 2014 at the Carson Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Billy Ray Hines will conduct the graveside services.
 
 
Diaz Dewitt McElveen
BORN: June 21, 1920
DIED: January 26, 2014

Diaz Dewitt McElveen, Jr., 93 years of age and a life-long resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, January 26, at the Post- Acute Specialty Hospital in Hammond. He was an army veteran of WWII and worked at the paper mill and the chemical plant from which he retired. He was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years, as well as being an active member of the community at large.
He is preceded in death by this father, Diaz D. McElveen, Sr.; his mother, Lena Sumrall McElveen; his sister, Gloria Mixon; and his brother, Ernest Ray McElveen.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; his sister, Eleanor Hickman (Stanley); three daughters, Marilyn Larmon (Frank), Rebecca (Becki) Magee, and April Toney (Scott); and his son, Brad McElveen (Brenda). He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Visitation is at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday, February 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 4:00 p.m.
 
 
Vernell Sumrall Crockett
(June 5, 1927 - January 30, 2014)
Vernell Sumrall Crockett, age 86, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 

Emerine Gay McNeese
(October 6, 1934 - January 28, 2014)
EMERINE JENKINS GAY MCNEESE, AGE 79
And a resident of Franklinton died at 2:45 am Tuesday January 28, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a former waitress at many area restaurants. Mrs. Emerine had a “green thumb” and loved gardening and enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, often submitting her best things into the Washington Parish Fair. She loved reading and was a newspaper delivery-woman for the Daily News for 22 years.
Survived by:
3 Daughters and Sons in laws: Helen Means of Franklinton, Linda and Tommy Peak of Foxworth, MS, Susan and James Brock of Franklinton
Son and Daughter in law: Paul and Sheila Gay of Thomas
Step-Daughter: Jean Jones of Pine
12 Grandchildren: Krystal Mayeaux, Freddie Mayeaux, Karen Hilton, Valerie Van Norman, Gary Farlow, Carly Farlow, Emma Brock, Jennifer Brock, Jessica Brock, Brett Wood, Tabitha Wood, Jonathan Gay
Great-grandchildren: Steven Van Norman, Megan Van Norman, Nathan Hilton, Donovan Van Norman, Joleeanna Farlow, Celeb Farlow
Sister: Lorraine Bracey of Kentwood
Also numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Fred Gay and Clyde McNeese, her parents Sim Jenkins and Mattie Adams Jenkins, 2 sons in law Kermit Farlow and Brad Means, and step-son in law Aubrey Jones.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 31st from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Jason Skipper, Eld Lavon Taylor, and Eld. Mark Hobgood officiating. Burial will follow in the Star Hill Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Freddie Mayeaux, Michael Bracey, Justin Brumfield, Steven Van Norman, William Hilton, Kevin Bracey, Mark Haggerton, Brian Privipp
In lieu of flowers family prefers donations for final expenses.
 
 
Hazel Mulford Thompson
(November 2, 1924 - January 28, 2014)
Hazel Mulford Thompson. age 89, born on November 2, 1924 in Foxworth, MS, a member of Main Street Baptist Church, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie A. Thompson; her parents, Monroe and Elizabeth Dunaway Mulford; her sisters and brothers, B. J. Mulford, Toxie Mulford, Claude Mulford, Hollis Mulford, Lovie Cooper and Lena Lance; a son-in-law, Charles Varnado.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy (Wallace) Quinn and Wanda Varnado both of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Jason W. Quinn, Lori Quinn Harris, Colby Varnado Albasini and Charles Earl "Chad" Varnado, Sr.; five great-grandchildren, Brendan Harris, Sophia Albasini, Joey Albasini, Conner Varnado and Carson Varnado.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Marcus Rosa and Chaplain Wayne Grant officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 

Mary Byrd
(Died January 28, 2014)
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, our mother, Mary Kathryn Williams Byrd, went home. A resident of Prairieville, she was born in Bogalusa on May 31, 1927, the first daughter of James Delos and Gertrude Robertson Williams.
She is survived by a son, David Melvin (Sherry) Byrd; two daughters, Cynthia Byrd Dean of Prairieville and Gertrude Byrd Guilott (Trudy and Darrell) of Bush; seven grandchildren, David Miller, Karah Owens Ratley, Jennifer Dean, Jamie Dean (Josh) Carley, Dustin (Ashlee) Byrd, Christopher Guilott and Cathryn Guilott; and four great grand-children. Our mother treasured her role as big sister. Her encouraging presence and words provided guidance, comfort, acceptance and love. She is survived by her brother, Richard Delos (Dickie and Laverne) of Bogalusa; a sister, Lillian Stafford (Lillian and James) of Franklinton; and brother, John Stanley (Johnny and Maria) of Zapata, Texas. Married to our father, Melvin Byrd, in 1945, she immediately claimed his family as her own. She is survived by Goldie (Lamar) Byrd of Baton Rouge; Winnie Ruth (Clifford) Byrd and Alton and Doris Byrd, all of Bogalusa; Laura (Marvin) Byrd of California; Sylvia (James) Byrd of McComb, Miss., and Billy and Joy Byrd of the Philippines. She leaves behind many close cousins and a host of nieces and nephews who called her “Aunt Mellie” or “Aunt Mary Kathryn.”
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 61 years, Melvin Leroy Byrd; a daughter, Penny Byrd Owens; a granddaughter, Katherine Casey Dean; a great-granddaughter, Natalie Byrd; her parents, James Delos and Gertrude Robertson Williams; a brother, Francis Terrell Williams; a sister, Golda Joyce (Joyce and W.L.) Smith; two brothers, William Harold (Billy) and Benjamin Delos (Ben D.), who preceded her in death when they were very young. Other close family members preceding her in death were Marvin Byrd, Lamar Byrd, Clifford Byrd, Margaret Ruth Byrd, James Byrd and a dear sweet nephew, Wally Smith. Mom’s sense of humor and compassion encouraged those she helped and worked with at the driver’s license office in Bogalusa. She was a member of Jessamine Chapter # 82, Order of the Eastern Star, and a longtime member of First Baptist Church, where she took an active role until the decline of her health.
Our family wishes to extend special thanks to Mrs. Betty Mobley, Mrs. Betty Pekins, Mrs. Liz Michel, Feliciana Home Health and Hospice for their devoted love and compassionate care of Mrs. Mary. She loved you all.
Pallbearers for the service are Darrell Guilott, John Dean, Davey Miller, Christopher Guilott, Dustin Byrd and Josh Carley.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home beginning 9 a.m. and continuing until time for the funeral service at 11a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Hillview Gardens.
 

Rayford Charles Seals
(November 20, 1940 - January 28, 2014)
Rayford Charles Seals, 73, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA.  Rayford gave years of service to the youth of Bogalusa, and was presented with the Bogalusa Sports Association Bob Carter Memorial Award during an annual Bob Carter Memorial Little League Basketball Tournament at the BHS Lumberjack Gym. Seals became involved in little league activities in 1973 for the Southeast Athletic Association when his oldest daughter, Sherry Seals Martin, became a cheerleader. When his oldest daughter grew out of little league, Seals started coaching the biddy league girls softball team when his daughter Tammy became a player in 1979. This team won the city championship five of the six years he coached. Seals worked in the Southeast Athletic Association in many capacities – serving as a member of the SEAA Board of Directors for 13 years, president for four years, vice president two years along with his coaching duties. When the Summer Junior Co-ed Softball league was formed in 1986 made up of players from several of Bogalusa Sports Association's teams, Seals guided the team to the city title. Seals coached the ladies softball team “Flash” for Main Street Baptist Church and served as vice president of the Women's Church League. “Flash” won second place in the state tournament and 14th in the Regional Tournament played in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Rayford also attended Palestine Baptist Church.
Rayford is survived by his wife of 48 years Linda Seals; his daughters Sherry (Brad) Martin and Tammy (Byron) Spears; grandsons Thailyr Spears, Matthew and Austin Paulk; granddaughters Kristi and Ashley Martin and Bailey Spears; a great grandson Dawson Givens; a great granddaughter Gabby Anderson “Abby-Gayle”; sister-in-law Gerri Seals; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lisa (Jeff) Paulk; niece Kim Seals; special friends Rachael Jenkins, Susan Painter, Wilkie Woods, Pam and Charles Helton, and best friend David Thompson; and only surviving aunt Mae Terrell.
Mr. Rayford was preceded by his father Leo Seals, his mother Alice Seals, his brother Leon Seals, mother-in-law Kenny Gill, father-in-law Sexton “Red” Gill, nieces Cindy and Sondra Seals.
Vistitaion will be Thursday January 30, 2014, from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and run until the funeral services at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate and interment will follow at Williams Cemetery.   Pallbearers will be Charles Helton, Howard Stewart, Charles Graves, Robert Gill, Ronnie Gill, and Earl Graves. Honorary Pallbearers are Johnny Crain, Sr., Johnny Crain, Jr., Jimbo Stevenson, Travis Thomas, Brent Jones, Randy Seal, Danny Thomas and Billy Ray Mizell.
Edith Marian Courouleau
(March 15, 1932 - January 24, 2014)
EDITH MARIAN JOHNSON COUROULEAU, AGE 81
passed away the 24th of January 2014 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA. She was a resident of Franklinton, LA for many years and was born in Cleveland, OH. She had retired from civil service and was formerly a stewardess with Capital Airlines. She made and sold woodcrafts at the Washington Parish Free Fair for many years and enjoyed gardening and working with telecommunications equipment.
She is survived by her son Armand Paul Courouleau, her daughter Collette Noelie Courouleau (spouse of Darwin R. Sharp), her grandson Jeremy Allen Courouleau, her nephews Lin and Lowell Johnson (spouse of Laureen Johnson), her niece JoLean Johnson, one great niece Laura Johnson, two great nephews Ryan and Patrick Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews by marriage.
She was preceded in death by her husband Armand George Courouleau, her parents Leroy E. Johnson and Gertrude Hansford Johnson, her twin sister Edna M. Johnson Jenkins and her brother Charles Walter Johnson.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at Sunlight Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday January 26th.
 
 
Kathleen Rose Scherer
(September 18, 1957 - January 25, 2014)
KATHLEEN ROSE SCHERER, AGE 56
And a resident of Franklinton died Saturday January 25, 2014 at her home. She was a native of New Orleans, a former resident of Destrehan and had lived near the Stony Point Community for 10 years. Kathleen enjoyed traveling and loved gardening and spending time outdoors. She was a true animal lover and had a special place in her heart for her many pet cats.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Staci Lynn Frieman and Jason Frieman of Biloxi, MS
Son and Daughter in law: Derek A. Scherer and Gloria Robin of Jefferson
Partner in life: Ryan Holder of Franklinton
5 Granddaughters: Krystina Danyela Frieman, Kaytlin Michele Frieman, Keely Madison Frieman, Sierra Noelle Frieman, Emma Marie Frieman
3 Sisters: Marie Annette “Nettie” Russell, Cindy Martin Ahrens, Toni Hickman
2 Brothers: Raymond Robin, Jr., Lloyd “Butch” Martin
Step-parents: Lloyd and Sandy Martin, Thelma and Anthony Lucido
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond Bernard Robin and Carmen Marie Thore Robin, 3 sisters Mary Ella Raynard, Carmen Marie Robin, and Mary Martin, and a brother Kenny Martin
A memorial service for family and friends will be planned at a later date.
 

Paul Brett Fornea
BORN: March 12, 1972
DIED: January 22, 2014
Paul Brett Fornea son of Donald Ray Fornea and Iris Fornea, husband of Paige Williams Fornea, father of Colton Paul Fornea and Blake Brett Fornea. His siblings are Tiffanie Fornea of Covington, LA., Kirbi Herring also of Covington, Rebel and Seth Fornea of North Carolina.
He is preceded in death by Mother Deborah Ann Mutter, his maternal grandfather Paul Mutterand his paternal grandfather J.R. "Dude" Fornea and a brother-in-law Phil Smith.
Paul Brett went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday January 22, 2014. Paul Brett, his families "Rock" was often decribed as being bigger than life. He was a devoted father and husband to Paige Fornea of 22 years.
He was known for having an excellent work ethic and encouraged his boys to let this be important in their lives.He was well known for encouraging and coaching sports in the area. He was an advid sportsman and enjoyed deer and turkey hunting and fishing.
Paul always encouraged his boys and others to have a strong foundation to face all. One of his favorite scriptures Luke 6: 48 & 49.…He is like the man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock; and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon the house, and could not shake it, for it was founded upon a rock…But he that heareth , and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
He was a member of Angie Baptist Church and attended with his family and he will be missed and remembered by many friends and his family.
Visitation will be held Saturday January 25, 2014 at the Angie Baptist Church beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Visitation will resume Sunday January 26, 2014 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 Bonnie Cemetery located in Angie La.
Fayola Cotton Taylor
(January 21, 1939 - January 22, 2014)
FAYOLA COTTON TREAT TAYLOR, AGE 75
and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:10 am Wednesday January 22, 2014 at her niece’s home. She was a longtime member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church and a former retail clerk for Southern Baptist Bible bookstores. She was involved in pastoral and missionary work for 40 years. Fay enjoyed cooking for her family and loved writing poetry and stories.
Survived by:
Husband: Devon Taylor of Franklinton
Son: Leonard Treat of Katy, TX
2 Grandchildren and Spouse: Ross Arthur Treat of Houston, TX, Caroline Elizabeth Bass and Cary Bass, Jr. of Katy, TX
Great-grandson: Jaxon Bass
Sister: Montoria Allbritton of Kilburn, LA
Brother and Sister in law: Louie and Gwen Cotton of Independence
Also 3 Step-daughters
She was preceded in death by her first husband Vernon Lee Treat, her parents Daniel Cotton and Letha Woodward Cotton, a sister Joyce Cotton, and 3 brothers Ralph Cotton, Lloyd Cotton, and Clyde Cotton.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 23rd from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Duane Ball and Eld. Edward Penton officiating. She will be buried alongside her first husband in the National Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston, TX on Monday January 27th.
The family would like to thank her niece and nephew, Pam and Tommy Thomas, for the care they provided Mrs. Fay and also Community Care Hospice for their support through the difficult days.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center; 1203 S. Tyler St.; Covington, LA70433 Pallbearers: Tommy Thomas, Scott Cotton, Ross Treat, Matt Mizell, Russell Creel and Richard Passman
 
 
Robert F. Carpenter
BORN: September 29, 1941
DIED: January 22, 2014
Robert F. Carpenter, age 72 passed away Jan. 22, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington La.He was a resident of Bogalusa La. He is survived by two sons, Scott Carpenter "Niki", and Keith Carpenter. One daughter Theresa Cabrera "Luis". One brother Shelton Carpenter, and one sister Shirley Pomelow. Grandchildren, Kayla Carpenter, Hailey Carpenter, Skyler Carpenter, Fletcher Carpenter, Tiffany Watts.
He is preceded in death by his wife Emma Pauline Carpenter, parents Johnny and Alma Carpenter.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa La. Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Sunday jan. 26, 2014 from 12-noon until service time in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mcneese Cemetery. Rev. Everette Ledbetter will officiate.
 
 
Michael James Spurlock
(January 13, 1982 - January 21, 2014)
Michael James Spurlock, a resident of Covington, LA, age 32, born on January 13, 1982 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Kim Kennedy Spurlock; one daughter, Hailie Madison Spurlock; two sons, Bladen Austin Spurlock and Grason Michael Spurlock; his parents, Richard and Elaine Quinn Spurlock; his mother-in-law, Jane Kennedy; two brothers, Richard Glenn (Lisa) Spurlock and Christopher Troy (Tricia) Spurlock; his brother-in-law, Derrick (Adria Cassidy) Kennedy; his grandmother, Claudine Spurlock; a niece, Hannah Spurlock; nephews, Ben Spurlock, Ryan Spurlock and Glenn Spurlock; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Bea Quinn, Troy Spurlock; father-in-law, Kendal Kennedy.
Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Perry Alan Porter
(July 23, 1957 - January 18, 2014)
PERRY ALAN PORTER, AGE 56
And a resident of Franklinton, Louisiana went to be with his Lord at home in the early morning of January 18, 2014. With his faith in Christ as his foundation, he devoted his life to both his family and his ministry.
He was born July 23, 1957 in Baton Rouge and graduated from Central High School. Perry earned a Bachelor’s of Education degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA and a Masters in Church Music from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He ministered to churches through music and as pastor in Bogalusa, LA, Opp, AL, and most recently Macon, GA for over 27 years. A talented musician, Perry enjoyed singing and touring with the Sons of Jubal and the Centurymen sharing the love of Christ through music and song. His beautiful singing voice, quirky sense of humor and warm laugh will be missed by all that knew him.
Survived by:
Wife of 33 years: Marian Sylvest Porter of Franklinton
Son: Phillip Alan Porter of Perry, GA
Daughter and Son in law: Lauren and Matt Farrand of Charlotte, NC
Parents: Eugene and Milda Porter of Baton Rouge
2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Christine and Larry Morris of Denham Springs, Alison Porter of Walker
Father in law and Mother in law: Billy and Jeanette Sylvest of Franklinton
Visitation will be Tuesday January 21st at First Baptist Church of Franklinton from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Joe Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the Tulane Abdominal Transplant Unit and St. Joseph’s Hospice for their kindness and care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Franklinton Acts 1:8 Fund; 950 Self St., Franklinton, LA 70438
 

Murton Seal, Jr.
(Died January 17, 2014)
Bogalusa resident Murton Seal, Jr. age 75 passed away Friday January 17, 2014 after a short illness. Mr. Seal was a retired Captain with the Bogalusa Fire Department and security guard with Vinson Security. He was an active member of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church serving as a deacon.
Mr. Seal is survived by his wife Mary Helen Seal; his son David (Sherry) Seal; his daughters Kathy (John) Sumrall, Lori (David) Dickson, and Shari (Gene) Turni; seven grandchildren Wyatt Dickson, Michael Miley, Sara (Randy) Stewart, Leigh Beth Seal, Tyler Seal, Brayden and Addyson Turni; two great grandchildren Payton and Kara Stewart; a brother Jim Seal; a sister Sandra Williams; seven nephews and 3 nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents Murton Seal, Sr. and Jeanette Seal; his sisters Gloria Bennett and Marion Dunaway.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue Monday, January 20, 2014 from 11:00 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church. Rev. Marcus Rosa and Rev Chad Jenkins will conduct the service and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 

Eloise Bedwell Jarrell
(June 11, 1936 - January 16, 2014)
ELOISE BEDWELL JARRELL, AGE 77
And a lifelong resident of Pine died at 6:40 pm Thursday January 16, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. She was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and also a member of Order of the Easter Star #239. Eloise was a Licensed Practical Nurse since 1969 and retired after 30 years of service at Riverside. Even after retirement she continued on as a Hospital Volunteer to be with the people she cared about. She loved traveling all over the United States, even to Hawaii and Alaska, and finished just four short of visiting every continental state. Eloise enjoyed bargain shopping, especially her favorite of Hudson’s Dirt Cheap and she also enjoyed scrap-booking.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Sharon and Clinton Breland of Pine, Karen and Anthony Webre of Metairie
3 Grandchildren and Spouse: Scott and Michelle Breland, Dustin Thomas, Kristen Thomas
2 Great-grandsons: James Breland, Parker Singletary
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Will Jarrell, her parents Jason Bedwell and Pearl Runnels Bedwell and a half-sister Alice Pearl Bufkin Penton
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 19th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with her grandson Rev. Scott Breland officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmony Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Kyle Magee, the staff of Community Care Hospice, as well as all those at Riverside Medical Center for the care and support shown to them during these difficult days.
 
 
Rodney Wayne Sharp
(July 22, 1954 - January 16, 2014)
RODNEY WAYNE SHARP, AGE 59
And a resident of the Stoney Point Community died at 11:00 am Thursday January 16, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a former correctional officer for the Louisiana State Department of Corrections who loved fishing and the outdoors. He often sold watermelons and other produce throughout Washington Parish. Rodney was an animal lover and loved his pet dogs, Lil’ Bit and Peanut. He had a special place in his heart for his family and most loved spending all the time he could with his young grandchildren.
Survived by:
Wife: Sheila Sharp of the Stoney Point Community
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Tiffany M. and Steven Walgamotte, Crystal Lynn and John W. Smith
4 Grandchildren: Timothy William Broadway, William Russell Walgamotte, John Ralph Smith, Tristian Wayne Smith
3 Brothers: Wilfred Randall Sharp of Stoney Point, Billy Sharp of San Antonio, TX, Howard Sharp of Walker
3 Sisters: Mary Helen Lilly of Baton Rouge, Carolyn Garner of Osyka, MS, Gladys Alford of Bogalusa
Mother in law and Father in law: Betty and Edward Sharp of Franklinton
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents William “Bill” Sharp and Odilee Creel Sharp, a brother Richard Sharp and 2 sisters Joyce Rogers and Ruby Lee King.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 17th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Leroy McElveen officiating. Burial will follow in the Nobles Cemetery.
 

Bobby "Phil" Smith
BORN: December 12, 1958
DIED: January 16, 2014
Bobby Phillip "Phil" Smith born December 12, 1958 passed away January 16, 2014 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg MS. at the age of 55. He was a member of Angie Baptist Church.
He is survived by his step-father and mother James E. and Shelby Bryant Williams of Angie, a sister Paige ( Paul ) Fornea of the State-Line Community, a brother Shelby James ( Tammi ) Williams of Etowah, TN, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Bobby Ray Smith.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Saturday January 18, 2014 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume after 9:00 A.M Sunday until service time at 1:00 P.M.. Rev. Larry Mizell, Rev. James Williams conducting the services with Richard Freeman and Colton Fornea also takeing part.
Janell E. Lassley
(September 5, 1929 - January 16, 2014)
Janell E. Lassley, age 84, born on September 5, 1929 in French Settlement, LA, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2014.
She is preceded in death by her husband, G. R. Lassley; one daughter, Judy Freeman; her parents, O. W. Lott and Zelma Jenkins Lott; one sister, Juanita Davis.
She is survived by one son, Rev. Larry (Catherine) Lassley, Sr.; one daughter; Lydona Dunaway; son-in-law, Kenneth (Madeline) Freeman; a granddaughter she raised, Robin Ann (Dwight) Sholar; a special niece, Sheila (James) Boswell; five grandchildren, Larry R. Lassley, II, David P. (Michelle) Lassley, Beth (Kevin) McGehee, George R. (Courtney) Freeman and Kimberly (Scott) Turnage; thirteen great-grandchildren, Alora Lassley, Joshua Lassley, Laken Lassley, Ali Lassley, Karli Turnage, Drew Turnage, Grayden Dequeante, Patrick Richardson, Sidney Richardson, Brooke Holloway, Emily Holloway, Sarah Holloway and Even Sholar.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Calvary Christian Fellowship Church, 1240 Avenue F, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with her son Rev. Larry Lassley, Sr. officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Lexie Seal Thomas
(October 6, 1923 - January 16, 2014)
Lexie Seal Thomas, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 90, born on October 6, 1923 in Varnado, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 16,2014 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie J. Thomas; one son, Ronald D. Thomas; her parents, Milous Seal and Judy Singley Seal; two sisters, Evelyn Bean and Peggy Stafford; two brothers, Max Seal and Dewayne Seal; one grandchild, Danny Kuhn.
She is survived by three daughters, Faye Miller, Judy (Ronnie) Farmer and Kay (Mike) Thomas; one son, Michael W. (LaDonna) Thomas; one brother, Leroy "Slick" Seal; ten grandchildren, Brian Miller, Michele Corkern, Kim Wagner, Ricky Thomas, Ron Thomas, Mickey Thomas, Rebecca Jenkins, Ben Thomas, Chanel Sandifer and Lane Farmer; twelve great-grandchildren, Heather Hampton, Morgan Burr, Jacob Burr, Haley Jenkins, T. J. Jenkins, Skyler Thomas, Achton Thomas, Drew Wagner, Caroline Wagner, Austin Thomas, Karalyn Thomas, and Macon Sandifer; one great-great-grandchild, Kash Hampton.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Glynn Erwin officiating. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Angie, LA.
 
 
Russell Dykes
BORN: November 29, 1937
DIED: January 15, 2014
Russell Dykes age 76 passed away Jan. 15, 2014 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington la. He was a resident of Bogalusa La. He is survived by his wife Hilry Sue Dykes of Bogalusa La, a son Russell Kevin Dykes of Bogalusa, a daughter Kimberly Bates of Bogalusa, brothers Lessie Dykes of Pine La, Harvey Dykes of Bogalusa, Lester Dykes of Franklinton, and Bert Dykes of Bogalusa, one granddaughter Amanda Dykes of Slidell La.
He was preceded in death by his parents Plessie and Velma Dykes, brothers George and Dent Dykes, a sister Azzie Temples.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Friday from 8 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Pierce Cemetery Sun La..
 

Janice Fornea Freeman
BORN: September 29, 1939
DIED: January 15, 2014
Janice Frrnea Freeman age 74 passed away Jan 15, 2014 at Northshore Specialty Hospital. She was a resident of Varnado La. Visitation will be held in the chapel Friday from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. saturday from 8 a.m. until time for service at 2 p.m. burial will be in Freeman Cemetery.
 
 
Betty Jean Hammons
BORN: March 19, 1934
DIED: January 13, 2014
Betty Jean Hammons age 79 passed away Jan. 13, 2014 at Resthaven Living Center where she was a resident. She is survived by one son Huey Stafford "June" of Bogalusa. One brother William R. Stogner "Betty" of Bogalusa. Sisters Peggy Brewton of Bogalusa, Katie Collins "Kenneth" of Bogalusa. Grandchildren Jodi Gaude' "Glen" of Covington La., Angelica Dodson of Virginia and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Hammons, a son Douglas Ray Lee, parents W R and Dixie Stogner, brothers Tillman "Dutch" Stogner, Herbert Stogner, Roney Stogner, Huey Stogner. Sisters Helen Miley, and Eloise Chittenden.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate.
 

Athalee Carrier
BORN: March 6, 1934
DIED: January 11, 2014
Athalee Carrier age 79, passed away Jan. 11, 2014 at L.S.U. medical Center. She was a resident of Bogalusa La, and member of Plainview Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter Wanda Carrier O'bryant "Tom" of Bogalusa. Brothers Alaber and Otis Mote both of Magnolia Ms. One granddaughter Amanda O'bryant of Bogalusa La.
She was preceded in death by her husband James M. Carrier, daughters Rose Carrier and Donna Wynette Carrier, parents Lonnie and Ruth Mote, brothers L.C. Mote, William Mote, and Leroy Mote, Sisters Minnie Williams and Ruby Pounds.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home on Tuesday January 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bob Adams and Brother Jimmy Byrd will officiate.
 

Nezzie Martin Turner
BORN: March 26, 1927
DIED: January 10, 2014
Nezzie Martin Turner passed away January 11, 2014 in her home in Mandeville, La.with her family by her side at the age of 86.She was born on March 26, 1927and was a former resident of the Pine Community for many years before residing in Bogalusa. Nezzie was a member of Pettit Memorial Baptist Church.
She is survived by daughters, Judy Sherman, Katherine ( Anthony ) Peters, Karen ( Derrwin ) Talley, 2 sons, Jimmy ( Gloria ) Turner and Timmy ( Caletta ) Turner, 12 Grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren , 2 brothers Hezzie Martin and Shelby ( Barbara) Martin and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.C. Turner, her parents Ollie and Aletha Martin, two brothers D.L. Matin and Douglas Martin, a son-in-law Millard A. Sherman and four grandsons 
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday January 15, 2014 beginning at 11:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Rev. Tommy Varnado will conduct the services and the interment will follow in the Pine Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Norma Seal Planche
(October 24, 1940 - January 13, 2014)
Norma Corinne Planche of DeRidder, Louisiana, was born October 24, 1940, in Varnado, Louisiana, to Louis and Pollyann Williams Seal. She passed from this life on January 13, 2014, at the Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder.
Norma graduated from Varnado High School in 1959. Working as a secretary at the Tullos Motor Company in Bogalusa, Louisiana, she met Joseph Brewster Planche. They were married on February 28, 1962, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
After being stationed in several places in the United States and abroad, Norma and her family were transferred to Fort Polk, Louisiana, and began making their home in DeRidder in 1977. After retiring from the US Army in 1980, the Planches decided to remain in DeRidder. Norma’s beloved husband passed away after a short illness in 1985.
Norma remained in DeRidder until her death. She kept a beautiful home for her family, ran a family farm, volunteered in her children’s classrooms, and welcomed everyone into her life with a warm smile. She especially enjoyed entertaining her children’s friends. After Scott and Pam moved from home, Norma ran a daycare and loved neighborhood and community children for over 10 years. She was known as Ms. Norma and was adored by many in DeRidder. Norma was an avid fan of LSU and the New Orleans Saints, as well as all sports. She was a member of First Baptist Church, DeRidder.
Besides her parents and her husband, Norma was preceded in death by: A sister, Mata Lee Easterling, A brother, Milton Seal, A granddaughter, Daisy Elizabeth Higle,
Norma is survived by: One son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Debbie Planche of Deridder, Louisiana; One daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jeremy Higle of Leh, India; Five grandchildren: J.T. and Dominique Broussard of Youngsville; Joseph, Titus, and Isaac Higle of Leh, India; Four brothers: Perry Seal, Hilton and wife Myrtle Lee Seal, Leon and wife Wilma Seal, and Silmon Seal, all of Angie, Louisiana Two sisters: Silvia Seal Slade and husband Kenneth; Annette Seal Thomas and husband Mike, all also of Angie.
She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, as well as many friends.
Funeral services are set for Wednesday, January 15th at 10 a.m. in the First Missionary Baptist Church in Angie. Burial will be in the Williams Cemetery, also in Angie. These services will be under the direction of Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA.
There will also be a memorial service for Norma at the First Baptist Church in DeRidder on Thursday, January 16th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church, DeRidder, or to International Mountain Leadership Institute (www.mountainleadership.org).
 
 
James Arthur "Jimmy" Wood
(February 2, 1925 - January 14, 2014) 
JAMES ARTHUR “JIMMY” WOOD, AGE 88
And a resident of Franklinton died at 12:50 AM Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
He was a rural mail carrier with the U. S. Postal Service for 35 years. He was a founding member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he was a deacon emeritus. He was a volunteer with the Fire Department. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in WWII where he was wounded 3 times and received Purple Hearts. He was in Italy and Southern France.
Survived by:
Wife of 66 years: Emogene Dixon Wood of Franklinton
Son and daughter in law: Tommy and Nan Wood of Franklinton
4 Grandchildren: Tammy Gendusa of Covington; Jeffery S. Wood of Prairieville; Kayce Wood Cummings of Bogalusa; James Lee Wood of Texas
3 Great Grandchildren: Jeffery T. Jenkins, Nicholas A. Gendusa, Meric W. Cummings
He was preceded in death by a daughter Janice Wood, parents Wiley and Lucille Stringfield Wood, a sister Ella Rose Wood Miller and a brother William A. Wood.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 8 P Wednesday, January 15, 2014 and after 9 AM Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Andrew Voss officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers family prefers donations to Hillcrest Baptist Church.
 
 
C. W. Jarrell
(May 22, 1928 - January 12, 2014)
C. W. Jarrell, age 85, born on March 22, 1928 in Poplarville, MS, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a retired United States Army Reserve veteran. He was a member and Past Master of Center Lodge #244 of Bogalusa, LA and #461 of Varnado, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Rawls Jarrell; two daughters, Marsha Jarrell (Robin) Ragland and Teri (Richard) Boneno; a son, Richard C. (Marie) Jarrell; a sister, Yvonne Creel; a brother, Willie Jarrell; eight grandchildren, Keri Grantham, Holly O'Sullivan, Melissa Jarrell, Amy Holland, Lee Worsham, Luke Boneno, Andrew Boneno and Jennina Herndon; nine great-grandchildren, Emrys Grantham, Bethany Wagner, Brian Wagner, Jr., Audrey Worsham, Grace Worsham, Sean Worsham, Johnny Herndon, Richard Herndon and Kenny Herndon; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by one son, Mark Patrick Jarrell; his parents, Carl Preston Jarrell and Maude Seal Jarrell; five sisters, Ruth Mitchell, Alice Faye Jarrell, Grace Desantis, Inez Woo and Virginia Mattocks.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. with Masonic Services at 7:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 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 Hillview Memorial Gardens.
Active Pallbearers will be Masons from different lodges, Larry Hunt, Billy Wayne Hartfield, Dudley Talley, Richard Ard, Mike Lang and John Sumrall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Baptist Children's Home, P. O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211, Telephone Number, #318-343-2244.
 
 
Amber Diane Knight
(January 25, 1980 - January 9, 2014)
Amber Diane Knight, age 33, born on January 25, 1980 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Angela Denise Knight.
She is survived by her mother, Teresa Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; her father, Dennis Knight of Houma, LA; grandfather, Travis Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; grandmother, Linda Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; a sister, Aimee King of Bogalusa, LA; a niece, Hope "Sissy" Cleland of Bogalusa, LA; a nephew, Sterling Gillis, III of TX.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Milton Gibson officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Estelle "Dock" Alford
(August 19, 1916 - January 11, 2014)
ESTELLE “DOCK” DYKES ALFORD, AGE 97
And a resident of Mt.Hermon died early Saturday January 11, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mandeville. She was born August 19, 1916 at her home in rural Kentwood, LA to the late Walter and Pauline Brumfield Dykes. She was the youngest girl of a family of eight, all of whom preceded her in death.
Estelle, better known as “Dock” to her friends and relatives was the epitome of caregiving. It is the family’s belief that she was given the nickname because she “was always nursing someone back to health”. Upon graduation from Mt. Hermon High School, she postponed her career to care for her ailing mother who was partially paralyzed from a stroke. In later years, Dock provided constant care for her husband during his battle with cancer. She is remembered as “being by his side the entire time in and out of the hospital”. When her sister Hazel neared the end of her life, Dock cared for her at times in her home and until the end at the hospital. Throughout her many years of living in the Mt.Hermon community, Dock, a wonderful cook, baked cakes, candy and her famous chicken and dumplings for her neighbors, family members, and church family. When her immediate family gathered at her home for holiday meals, a grand-daughter recently commented that “Mam-maw was always the last to sit down because she wanted to make sure that we all had what we needed”.
Although Dock was known for her selflessness and desire to improve the lives of her family, friends, and neighbors, she was also known for her many talents. She attended beauty school after her mother’s passing and owned and ran her own beauty shop in Kentwood for several years. Long after she closed the business, she was often known to comment on hairstyles of her family members stating that a different style or color may be more “flattering!” Her skills as a seamstress were exhibited in the beautiful clothing sewn for her daughters and then again for granddaughters when they were born. She enjoyed quilt-making and her great-grandchildren benefited from the baby quilts made upon their births. Her artistic abilities were evident in her ceramic making, a hobby in the 1970’s and 80’s, in her work at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church and with the Washington Parish Homemaker’s Club. A granddaughter recently stated that “I still have the cookbook with the front cover that Mam-maw drew”. She also loved music and played the piano “by ear” which may have been known only to close friends and family.
Dock was a longtime member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church, where she actively participated in the Women’s Mission Union and various other committees. She was the chairman of the WMU Centennial in 1988. Dock often provided floral arrangements for the altar on Sundays using flowers grown at home. Her chicken and dumplings was a staple at church gatherings. In later years, she often spoke of her enjoyment of her Sunday School class taught by Hugh Fortenberry. “Helping out” with Vacation Bible School was always a priority during the summer. She always encouraged her children and grandchildren to use their “talents” in serving others as well.
Despite her numerous gifts and accomplishments, she remained humble and selfless in her love for family and friends.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Sharon and Michael J. Haight of Ponchatoula
Grandchildren and Spouses: Donna Beth and John Guidry of Mandeville, Melanie and Dalton Sumrall of Lacombe, Shawn and Julie Wascom of Deridder, Carlon Wascom of Mt. Hermon
Great-grandchildren: Brianne Guillot, Carly Wascom, Hannah Wascom, Drew Sumrall, Ashton Wascom, Raegan Wascom, Parker Wascom
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Lester C. Alford, her parents, a daughter and son in law Sandra and Donnie Ray Wascom, and siblings Curtis Dykes, Glen Dykes, Clyde Dykes, Willard Dykes, “Teeny” Blades, Louella Schilling and Hazel Smith.
Visitation will be at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church, 41088 Hwy 438; Mt. Hermon, on Tuesday January 14th from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Troy Bankston and Rev. Russell Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Carlon Wascom, Shawn Wascom, Ashton Wascom, Drew Sumrall, Mike Alford, Walter Lee Dykes, Donald Dykes
 

Gregory Allen Haik
(March 25, 1957 - January 10, 2014)
Gregory Allen Haik, age 56, born on March 25, 1957 in Bogalusa, LA, passed on Friday, January 10, 2014 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his daughter, Roxie Haik of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Tammy Haik of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers, Terry Haik of Bogalusa, LA and Espir Haik of Carriere, MS.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date. 
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Gregory Taylor
(July 8, 1959 - January 8, 2014)
Robert Gregory Taylor, a resident of Crossroads, MS, age 54, born on July 8, 1959 in Picayune, MS, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly Spaulding Taylor; two daughters, Alissa Taylor (Derek) Thomas and Lauren Elizabeth Taylor; one sister, Gina (Richard) Smith; one brother, Gralin (Debra) Taylor all of Crossroads, MS; five nieces and nephews, Josh Taylor, Jared Smith, Zack Smith, Duke Bennett and Charmane Wheat; four great-nieces and nephews, Jakeob Taylor, Jaxton (George) Taylor, Tristan Wheat and Jessica Carroll; numerous cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell Duane Taylor and Elgie Faye Crain Taylor.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Pete Underwood and Rev. Tommy Pittman, Jr. officiating. Interment to follow at Paige Cemetery in Crossroads, MS.
Active Pallbearers will be, Tim Smith, Dennis Necaise, Huey Sones, Mike Hollis, Mike Smith and Terry White.
Honorary Pallbearers will be, Til White, Paul Ball, Richard Strahan, Richard Smith, Fred Cochran and Todd Bergeron.
 
 
Henrietta Bercegay Pierre
(August 13, 1931 - January 6, 2014)
HENRIETTA BERCEGAY PIERRE, AGE 82
And a resident of Franklinton died at 4:30 am Monday January 6, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Denham Springs. She was a former longtime resident of Husser who enjoyed going to garage sales. Henrietta loved dancing to all types of music and always had a fun-loving personality. She was always a loving wife and mother that most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Judith Pierre Hutton and Mark Hutton of Denham Springs, Ida LaKay Pierre-Mattox and Aaron Mattox of Perkinston, MS
Son: Oather Pierre, Jr. of Monroeville, AL
6 Grandchildren: Elizabeth Ann Cureington, Rebecca Danielle Cureington, Jelena Ann Cureington, Steven Matthew Gill, Daniel Thomas Hutton, Ethan Wade Hutton, who is currently performing military service in Afghanistan
24 Great-grandchildren
Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Oather “O.J.” Pierre, Sr., her parents Henry Rainey Bercegay and Ida Lee Bercegay, 2 sisters, 8 brothers, a daughter in law Karen Brooks Pierre and great-granddaughter Viola Elizabeth Brooks.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Wednesday January 8th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home with burial to follow in the Rainey Cemetery in Folsom
 
 
Henry Clyde Blow
(October 31, 1959 - January 2, 2014)
Henry Clyde Blow, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 54, born on October 31, 1959 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the LSU Bogalusa Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
Henry was an Artist in Woodworking and always made things at the Washington Parish Fair in Franklinton, LA. He was a member of the Bogalusa Lions Club and he was a volunteer for the Bogalusa Venture Crew #313 Boy Scouts of America.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde M. Blow and June Marion Delherbe Blow.
He is survived by his brother, Mark Blow of Bogalusa, LA; and many special friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Sun Methodist Church, 84005 Highway 21, Sun, LA with the Rev. Paul Corse officiating.
 
 
Angela Denise Knight
(June 11, 2006 - January 3, 2014)
Angela Denise Knight, age 7, born June 11, 2006 in Covington, LA, passed away on January 3, 2014 at the LSU Bogalusa Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her mother, Amber D. Knight of Bogalusa, LA; her grandmother, Teresa Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; her grandfather, Dennis Knight of Houma, LA; her great-grandfather, Travis Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; great-grandmother, Linda Thomas of Bogalusa, LA; an aunt, Aimee King of Bogalusa, LA; cousins, Hope "Sissy" Cleland and Sterling Gillis, III;
She is preceded in death by an aunt, Angela Danielle Knight.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Milton Gipson officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Levon Newman
(August 6, 1931 - December 29, 2013)
LEVON DALTON NEWMAN, AGE 82
And a resident of Franklinton passed away at 3:45 am Sunday December 29, 2013 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War in 1953 and 1954. He was an accomplished self-employed contractor for 58 years who loved spending time with his family and his pet dog Jack. Levon enjoyed gardening and working with his cows. He was a longtime member of and enjoyed attending Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church, which he helped to build both the old and new church sanctuaries.
Survived by:
Beloved Wife of 60 years: Ruby Estelle Busby Newman of Franklinton
2 Sons and a Daughter in law: John and Faye Newman of Franklinton, Rick Newman of Austin, TX
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Debbie and Lynn Spears, Diane and Randy Holden all of Franklinton
7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Jonna and Ryan Ard, Dustin and Makayla Newman, Jared and Samantha Newman, Chad and Katie Spears, Cody Spears, Cole Holden, Cory Holden
6 Great-grandchildren: Ashlan, Kaylee and Kaydan Ard, Braxton Newman, Anniston Newman, Cassidy Spears
2 Sisters: Ruby Lee Hill, Ethel Nell Bell
A Brother: James Edward Newman
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Walter Newman, Sr. and Tena Crowe Newman, and brothers Walter Newman, Jr. and Marion Newman
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday December 31st 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. Leon Hickman and Jeremy Newman officiating. Burial will follow in the Tyson Cemetery.
Pallbearers are his 6 grandsons Chad Spears, Dustin Newman, Cole Holden, Cody Spears, Jared Newman, and Cory Holden.
 
Chad Ellis
(November 17, 1971 - December 28, 2013)
CHAD JACOB ELLIS, AGE 42
And a resident of Dayton, Tennessee died early Saturday December 28, 2013 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He was a heavy equipment operator for KBR Power and Industrial Construction. Chad was best known for his fun-loving personality, loyalty to those he loved and his compassion for the people that he met. He will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him.
Survived by:
Wife: Christie Kelly Ellis of Dayton, Tennessee
Daughter: Mikayla Ellis of Lafayette
Parents: Mickey and Sharon Lynn Ellis of Tylertown
A Sister: Aileen Thomas of Tylertown
Father in law and Mother in law: Rev. Joseph Kelly and Sharon Kelly of Franklinton
And a host of much loved friends and other family members
A memorial service is planned for the very near future at Bethel Baptist Church; 42592 Bethel Road, Franklinton, LA.
 
 
Louis Edwin Girling, Sr.
(October 7, 1932 - December 24, 2013)
LOUIS EDWIN GIRLING, SR., AGE 81,
a resident of Folsom, died late on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born October 7, 1932, in Holmesville, Mississippi. He was a faithful Christian and an active, devoted member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Amite.
Louis received his early education in Osyka and Chattawa, Mississippi. He graduated from Ponchatoula High School in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, in 1950 where he earned the very first MVP award given for football in 1949. Louis was a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he programmed early computers and worked with experimental aircraft. He graduated from LSU with a degree in Physics and went on to a successful career as a Professional Engineer, specializing in Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering.
Professional highlights of his career include work on the Apollo and Saturn space missions, nuclear submarines, and experimental air and sea craft. Later in his career he provided professional engineering consultation to local industries including the oil and gas industry.
Although his professional accomplishments are impressive, Louis is best remembered for his kindness, patience, humility, scrupulous honesty, a devotion to family and friends, abiding concern for others, and a true passion and joy for living.
Survived by:
Devoted and Loving Wife of 56 years: Carolyn Patricia Lovell Girling of Folsom
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Susan Elizabeth Canal and Marcus Canal of Slidell, Linda Louise Warren Charleville and Scott Charleville of Folsom
1 Son and his life partner: Louis Edwin Girling, Jr., MD and Alejandro Crespo Lajes of San Francisco, California
7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Sarah Diane Warren Poole and Timothy Poole, Kelly Nicole Warren Landry, Lauren Elizabeth Canal, Michelle Louise Warren Warwick, Marla Grace Canal Bartlett and William Travis Bartlett, Matthew Joseph Warren and Magen Warren, Scott Barry Charleville, Jr.
9 Great-grandchildren: Ebin Michael, Coby Blaine, Ashlyn Elise, Jacob Adam, Ethan Joseph, Brent Sterling, Cadence Lane, Mason Joseph, and William Jameson
1 Sister: Helen Elizabeth Girling O'Keeffe of Holmesville, Mississippi
A Brother-in-law and his wife: Uel LeRoy and Geraldine Lovell of St. Rose, Louisiana
Nephew: Edmund L. Leckert, III of Issaquah, Washington
Niece: Laurie Ann Lovell Ehrmann of Destrehan, Louisiana
Also numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members
He was preceded in death by his father Robert G.W. Girling, mother Norma Isabel Applewhite Girling Lamb, step-father Virgil Thomas Lamb, a sister Marie Anastasia Leckert, brother in law Francis Christopher O’Keeffe and nephew Bob Girling.
Visitation will be Monday December 30th from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at Episcopal Church of the Incarnation; 113 East Olive Street, Amite, LA. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the church with Father Lebaron Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Ponchatoula Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Episcopal Church of the Incarnation; P.O. Box 722, Amite, LA 70422
Pallbearers: George Marcus Canal, Scott Barry Charleville, Alejandro Crespo Lajes, Edmund Leckert, III, William Travis Bartlett, Timothy Poole, Matthew Joseph Warren
 
 
Richard Wood
(December 2, 1930 - December 25, 2013)
LOUIS RICHARD WOOD, AGE 83
And a resident of Franklinton died at 5:00 am Wednesday December 25, 2013 at his son’s home. He was a native of Washington Parish born December 2, 1930 and a United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era. Richard was a lifelong Dairyman, working alongside his family for many, many years.
Survived by:
Wife of 58 years: Penichon Thomas Wood of Franklinton
Son: Ben Wood of Franklinton
8 Grandchildren
9 Great-grandchildren
Sister: Alice Wood Stafford of Franklinton
Also several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his sons Thomas Austin Wood and Timothy Clay Wood, his parents Austin Wood and Minnie Braun Wood and a sister Aylene Wood Burris.
A private family graveside service was held at 3:00 pm Thursday December 26th at the Wood Family Cemetery near his home.
 
 
Jeretta T. Gaddy
(September 6, 1931 - December 21, 2013)
NAME OF DECEASED: Jeretta T. Gaddy
DATE OF DEATH: December 21, 2013
DATE OF BIRTH: September 6, 1931
PLACE OF DEATH: Resthaven Living Center
AGE: 82
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: Son – Harold (Maureen) Gaddy of Thomas, LA Daughter – Linda Bryant of Bogalusa, LA
5 grandchildren – Jim Gaddy of New York City, NY Sally (Andy) Allen of Corinth, MS Jill (Andy) Hughes of Bogalusa, LA Molly Gaddy of Hattiesburg, MS Cassie Kellis of Bogalusa, LA
6 great grandchildren – Kaden Kellis, Madi Kellis, Jackson Allen, Carter Allen, Andie Grace Hughes, and Myles Hughes
PRECEDED BY: her parents Ed and Cola Toney and Clint Smith
VISITATION: Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5:00 until 9:00 and after 9:00 am on Friday until the funeral service at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel
FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, December 27, 2013, at 11:00 am. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel
MINISTER: Rev. Patrick Magee
INTERMENT: Ponemah Cemetery
OTHER INFORMATION: she was retired from the City of Bogalusa, and a lifelong member of Main Street Baptist Church.
 

Helen Sue Simmons
BORN: November 6, 1940
DIED: December 23, 2013
Helen Sue Simmons 73, passed away December 23, 2013 at L.S.U. Medical Center in Bogalusa la. Helen was born Nov. 6, 1040 to the late Max and Geneva Rowley, of Kokomo Mississippi. She is survived by brothers Edwin Rowley, Jim Rowley, Roy Rowley and Clyde Rowley, sisters Hilda Holmes and Lela Stringer. She is preceded in death by her brother Gerald Rowley and sister Ilene Slocum.
Helen married Ralph Simmons on November 8, 1957 which started her 56 year residence in Bogalusa. She was mother to Sharon Stevens, married to Paul Stevens of Bogalusa La., Karen Bennett, married to Craig Bennett of Folsom La, and Darren Simmons of Bogalusa La., grandmother to Steven Smith, Jessica Stevens, Eric Steven, Ralph Stevens, Matthew Bennett and Katie Bennett, and great grandmother to Garrett Simmons, Lawson Smith, Ella Stevens, Savannah Stevens, Brooklyn Stevens and Mackinzie Stevens.
Known as "Miss Helen from Moseley's," she spent over 20 years selling jewelry in both Bogalusa and Franklinton stores.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services that will be held at Brown McGehee Funeral Home 610 Ave F, Bogalusa La 70427. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time for services at 11 a.m Saturday December 28, 2013. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Walter Pierce will officiate.
 
 
Rebecca Lumpkin Crain
(Died December 24, 2013)
NAME OF DECEASED: Rebecca Lumpkin Crain
DATE OF DEATH: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
PLACE OF DEATH: Resthaven Living Center
AGE: 80
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: 1 Sister – Ruth Lumpkin Bennett of Bogalusa, LA
1 Brother – Paul Lumpkin of Bogalusa, LA
1 Sister-in-Law- Shirley Lumpkin of Bogalusa, LA
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Her Parents – William B. Lumpkin Sr. and Louise Williams
VISITATION: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home
TIME: Thursday, December 26, 2013, from 9:30a.m. until 11:00a.m.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home
TIME: Thursday, December 26, 2013, at 11:00a.m.
INTERMENT:Ponemah Cemetery
 
 
Brandan Jacob Sumrall
BORN: September 30, 1991
DIED: December 21, 2013
Brandan Jacob Sumrall age 22, passed away December 21, 2013 at University Hospital in New Orleans La. He was a resident of Varnado La. He is survived by his parents Jesse and Paris Sumrall of Varnado La. Two brothers Steven Sumrall of Varnado La. And Dustin Sumrall "Keneshia" of Varnado La. Uncles Dewey and Glenn Sunrall of Varnado. Very special niece Khloe Sumrall. Very special nephews Brayden and Michael Sumrall. Also survived by other special extended family members.  Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday December 23 ,2013 from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will continue Tuesday December 24, 2013 from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Elder Doyle Ball will officiate.
Karen Seal Langlois
(September 6, 1935 - December 20, 2013)
Karen Seal Langlois, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 78, born on September 6, 1935 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the LSU Bogalusa Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her husband, E. J. Langlois, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Wade Sigrest of Cebu, Phillipines and Kyle Sigrest of Austin, TX; three step-daughters, Sharon Bunch, Deborah Storey and Carolyn McDaniel all of Zachary, LA; a step-son, Elliot Joseph Langlois, Jr. of St. John, FL; one brother, Elmo Seal of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Kade Sigrest, Josh Edgerton, Brian Sigrest and Autumn Sigrest.
She is preceded in death by one daughter, Kerrie Sigrest; her parents, Jewel Walton Seal and Dorothy Benson Seal.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens in Bogalusa, LA
 
 
Sheila T. Darity
(April 13, 1962 - December 17, 2013)
SHEILA TEMPLET DARITY, AGE 51
And a resident of Franklinton died at 1:30 pm Tuesday December 17, 2013 at Louisiana Heart Hospital. She was a very fun-loving person who always lived her life to the fullest. Sheila enjoyed going to and watching movies and loved every moment spent with her grandchildren and family. She was forever a dedicated New Orleans Saints fan and win or lose maybe their loudest supporter.
Survived by:
Mother: Francine Templet of Franklinton
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Rachel and Darrell LaSalle, Holly and Joshua Breland all of Franklinton
Son: Michael Darity, Jr.
5 Grandchildren: Shaun Breland, Madison LaSalle, Jasper LaSalle, Noah Breland, Braxton Breland
Sister and Brother in law: Susie and West Goodrich of Franklinton
Brother: Timothy Templet of Franklinton
Also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins
She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Darity, Sr. and her father Herbert Templet.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday December 20th from 2 pm until 4 pm. A funeral service will be held at 4 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Yancy Magee officiating.
Honorary Pallbearers will be her 5 grandchildren and a special nephew Ryan Templet.
 

Maxwell Greg Dugan
(June 3, 1951 - December 19, 2013)
Maxwell Greg Dugan, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 62, born on June 3, 1951, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.  
 Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
 
Raelene Alice Dittmar
(August 26, 1950 - December 17, 2013)
RAELENE ALICE DITTMAR, AGE 63
And a resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday December 17, 2013 at her home. She was a native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania and had lived in Franklinton for 10 years. Raelene was retired from the Williamsport Hospital as a housekeeper. She enjoyed sewing and loved doing crafts. She was forever a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and sons in law: Delories May Evans and Chris Evans of Syracuse, NY, Mistie Rae Holmes and James Holmes of Franklinton, LA
Son and daughter in law: Patrick Larry Holmes and Paula Holmes of Williamsport, PA
4 Grandchildren and spouse: Jack Holmes, Olivia Holmes, Adelina Barber and Codie, Marcel Ducote
1 Great grandchild: Eli Aaron Barber
3 Brothers: Raymond Thorne of Allentown, PA, Clyde Thorne of Williamsport, PA, Grant Thorne of Leominster, MA
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Dittmar, her father Raymond Thorne, and mother and step-father Edith Wright Hughes and Samuel Hughes.
Raelene will be laid to rest alongside her family near Williamsport, PA
 
 
Tanner Hayden Miller
(February 25, 2013 - December 14, 2013)
Tanner Hayden Miller, 9 months old, born on February 25, 2013 in Covington, LA, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Children's Hospital in New Orleans, LA.
He is survived by his parents, Gregory Miller, Jr. and Brandalyn Morris of Bogalusa, LA; maternal grandparents, Jodi Morris and Brandon of Bogalusa, LA; paternal grandparents, Gregory Miller, Sr. and Robin Miller of Bogalusa, LA; maternal great-grandparents, Jake and Audrey Tagert of Bogalusa, LA; paternal great-grandparents, Barney Glenn Miller, Mary Louise Miller and Donald Kuhn all of Bogalusa, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Caleb Martin and Bro. Rusty Kuhn officiating. Interment to follow at Pounds Cemetery.
 
 
Wade Percy Knight
(January 12, 1961 - December 14, 2013)
Wade Percy Knight, age 52, born on January 12, 1961 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his mother, Daisy Irvine Knight of Bogalusa, LA; a sister, Shelly Miller of Lake Jackson, TX; two nieces, Brittany Scherzinger and Morgan Pittman; a nephew, Wade B. Inzinna; his dog and faithful companion, Dock.
He is preceded in death by his father, Percy Benjamin Knight.
A private memorial will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the home of his mother.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Ora Zadie Walker
(April 7, 1926 - December 15, 2013)
ORA ZADIE JOHNSON WALKER, AGE 87
and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:54 pm Sunday December 15, 2013 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton who enjoyed cooking for her family. She loved growing her many flowers and liked to crochet.
Survived by:
2 Daughters: Betty L. Holliday, Marye Dykes both of Franklinton
2 Sons: Marshall Wayne Walker, Scottie Walker both of Franklinton
9 Grandchildren: Debbie Cutrer, Randy Dykes, Randell Dykes, David Riley, Tina Thurman, Jackie Walker, Sandra Sheridan, Jacob Walker, Brandon Wlaker
19 Great Grandchildren and 8 Great-great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Ray Walker, daughter Bonnie Sue Bennett, her father Will Johnson, mother and stepfather Zadie Mulkey Clark and Floyd Clark, 2 brothers Ed Johnson and D.C. Johnson, a half-sister Ollie Smith and 3 great-grandchildren John Goings, Crystal Riley, Tommy Ray Lavinghouse.
Visitation will be at First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton from 6 pm until 10 pm Tuesday December 17th and from 9 am until 10 am Wednesday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 10 am Wednesday with Rev. James Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery.
 

Felix Abel Lucito
(November 25, 1972 - December 15, 2013)
FELIX ABEL LUCITO, AGE41
And a resident of Franklinton died at 7:58 AM Sunday, December 15, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.
He was a former supervisor at Hydes Slaughter House. He enjoyed listening to music and fishing.
Survived by:
Wife: Mendy Luper Lucito, 3 Daughters: Chasity Lucito, Lisa Lucito, Krystin Lucito, 3 Grandchildren: Yazmyne Jefferson, D’von Lucito, Karlyx Beauchamp Father: Felix Lucito, Siblings: William Magee, Joanicha and Clint Spears, Selyna and Johnny Polk, Crystal and Randy Smith, Carey and Dewayne Crosby, Shannon Caples, Shonnon Clarson and Tim, Uncles and Aunts: Sam Lucito, Mary Lucito, Abel Smith and Karen, 44 Nieces and Nephews
He was preceded in death by his mother Sally Smith Caples and a brother Sammy Joe Magee.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 9 AM Wednesday, December 18, 2013 and a funeral service will be held at 2 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Strahan Cemetery.
 

Dianne Strahan
(November 27, 1947 - December 12, 2013)
DIANNE MITCHELL STRAHAN, AGE 66
And a resident of Ponchatoula died at 10:29 am Thursday December 12, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center. She was a longtime resident of Franklinton who enjoyed dancing and wearing and collecting her cowboy boots. Dianne loved to get dressed up, complete with a lot of her shining gold jewelry. She was very active in the rodeo and was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the International PRCA. She was also a member of the regional Tri-State Rodeo Association and was an official timer of the Angola Prison Rodeo.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Lisa Strahan O’Donnell and Phil O’Donnell of Hammond
2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Brian Strahan of Ponchatoula, Rick and Racheal Strahan of Mt. Hermon
4 Grandchildren: Lane Clevenger, Aidan O’Donnell, Donovan O’Donnell, Isabella Strahan
Brother: Bill Mitchell of Tangipahoa
Step-Son and Spouse: Dustin and Jennifer Thomas and their children Laiken and Lexy
She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Richard Strahan, her mother Lizzie Johnson Morris, a sister Gladys Holiday, and 3 brothers Charles Brown, Arbie Mitchell, and Jim Brown.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday December 16th from 9 am until 11am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Darryl Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Strahan Cemetery.
Betty Jean Booty
(June 24, 1940 - December 11, 2013)
BETTY JEAN PRINE BOOTY, AGE 73
And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 1:23 pm Wednesday December 11, 2013 at her home. She was a cafeteria worker at the Jackson State Hospital before becoming the Lunchroom Manager of Mt. Hermon School and later Franklinton Elementary School until her retirement. She developed a relationship with the young people she saw every day and generously helped those who were in need of food or clothing. Betty also worked alongside her husband and family on the Dairy Farm they maintained for many years.
She was a loving and caring person who enjoyed spending time with her family, often spending her time “rocking” the youngest children. She frequently did crossword puzzles and liked watching the news. Betty gardened and would often can the food she had grown. She was also a very good cook who loved to share with friends and family, who will always remember her chicken and dumplings and wonderful 7-layer coconut cake.
Survived by:
4 Daughters and Sons in law: Sonja and Phillip Kerbow, Chris Booty, Sharen Booty, Kal and Adrian Roshto all of Mt. Hermon
5 Grandchildren: Alicia Kerbow, Dustin Kerbow, Ava Roshto, Grant Roshto, Luke Roshto
1 Great-granddaughter: Kenzie Tetreau
Sister and Brother in law: Libby and Orea Cooper of Kentwood
4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Billy and Tinka Prine, Don and Kathleen Prine all of Kentwood, Robert and Marsha Prine of Osyka, MS Ricky and Kathy Prine of Hammond
Sisters in law: Jo Nell Burch of Mt. Hermon, Jimmie Nell Maples of Clinton, LA
Brother in law: Wilson Booty of Kentwood
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Booty, a daughter Karen Lynne Booty, and her parents Jessie Prine and Margaret “Lib” Renfroe Prine.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday December 12th 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 Rev. Percy Frazier and Rev. Micah Rutland officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood.
Pallbearers: Dustin Kerbow, David Burch, Daniel Prine, Keith Schilling, Mitchell Prine, Scott Prine, Brad Kerbow
 
 
Clint Bickham
(May 7, 1981 - December 8, 2013)
JONATHAN CLINT BICKHAM, AGE 32
And a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday December 8, 2013 as the result of an automobile accident near Franklinton. He was born May 7, 1981 in Bogalusa and was a lifelong member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Clint was a loving son, brother, and uncle. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Clint worked for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development as an Engineer technician while also becoming a nurse. Upon completion of Nursing School, Clint received the Nursing Excellence “Spirit of Caring” Award and began working at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton. He has been employed at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center for the last 4 years.
Clint always enjoyed playing the piano, traveling, cooking for friends and family and gardening, but he most enjoyed having nephew James and niece Alyssa come over to play the Kinect video games, watch movies and sit around the campfire roasting marshmallows.
Survived by:
Parents: Hayes and Ruby Bickham of Franklinton
Brother and Sister in law: James Bickham and Misty Byrd Bickham, whom he loved as his own sister
Best Friend: Shawn Holcomb
A niece and nephew who were certainly very special to him: James Bickham and Alyssa Bickham
Grandparents: Linwood and Irene Corkern of Franklinton
Special Family Members: Rebecca “Beck” Bowman and Beau Bowman who were like a sister and brother to him, Aunt “Auntie Shrew” Mara and Maw Jean, and Kent Brumfield who was as close as a brother
Also numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins
He was preceded in death by grandfathers James Bickham and Darrel Gatlin, grandparents Herman and Betty Ingram, a very special uncle Steve Ingram, an uncle and aunt Kenny Wayne and Judy Erwin, and aunt Pat Dykes.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday December 10th from 6 pm until 10 and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Duane Ball and Eld. Edward Penton officiating. Burial will follow in the Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
Todd Allen Sheridan
(February 8, 1962 - December 8, 2013)
Todd Allen Sheridan, age 51, passed away peacefully at his home in Bogalusa on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Todd will be lovingly remembered for his quick jokes and his laughter which always lit up any room. Todd was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing but the love of his life was deer hunting and going on hunting trips with his friends. He was a member of Mitchell's Chapel Church of God. Todd will also be greatly missed by the employees of Thomas Installation, where he has worked for many years.
He is survived by one son, Branden Sheridan, of Bogalusa; his parents, Homer and Dean Sheridan of Crossroads; one brother, Ted Sheridan of Baton Rouge; two nieces, Nikki Sheridan and Mandy Sheridan Stafford of Bogalusa; a great-niece, Presley Stafford, and aunts, uncles, and cousins of the Sheridan and White families.
Todd was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Howard and Minnie Sheridan; and maternal grandparents, Grady and Mattie White.
Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until time for services. The Rev. Neal Ramage will officiate. Interment will be in the Mitchell's Chapel Church cemetery.
 

Richard R. B. Simmons
BORN: March 30, 1938
DIED: December 5, 2013
Richard "R. B" Simmons age 75 passed away Dec. 5, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He is survived by three daughters Shellie Simmons of Bogalusa La, Sha Simmons Hand "Tony" of Bogalusa La., Shann Simmons "Jennifer" of Covington La. Sisters Lucille Smith of Bogalusa La., and Ruth Miller of Houston Tx. Ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one daughter Shana Patterson, parents Willie and Mary Simmons, sisters Christine Sellier, Betty Joyce Simmons, Bonnie Lou Simmons, and Willene Simmons. 
 Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday Dec. 7, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will continue Sunday from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Magic City Post #24 of the American Legion. Rev. Fred Brumfield and Rev. Don Miley will officiate
Joyce Hall Sanders
BORN: March 2, 1929
DIED: December 5, 2013
Joyce Hall Sanders born March 2, 1929 passed away December 5, 2013 at Heritage Manor in Franklinton, La. At the age of 83. She was born in Monticello MS.and was a longtime resident of Bogalusa. She in past years attended and became a member of Superior Ave. Baptist Church.
She survived by 4 sons, Billy (Patricia) Sanders, Roger (Jan) Sanders, Robert William (Judy) sanders all of Bogalusa, and Michael (Diane) Sanders of Varnado, La., a daughter Peggy Sue (Rodney) Varnado of Bogalusa. 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by parents William Jeffered and Hattie Ofelia Hall, and her husband Authur Ray "Jack" Sanders.
Visitation will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday December 6, 2013 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and resume after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M
when religious services will begin. Interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa.
 
 
Dale Price Ford
(January 29, 1933 - December 1, 2013)
Dale Price Ford, a resident of Angie, LA, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA.
Dale Price Ford, born January 29, 1933 in Washington Parish, Angie, LA.
Preceded him in death was his parents, H. A. Ford and Louise Evans Ford; his brother, Harlan Ford; his daughter, Robin Ford Parker.
He married Shirley Jean Sheridan Ford on December 23, 1956 and they had three children, Robin Dale Ford Parker, Kevin Lee Ford and Jody Lamar Ford. They have six grandchildren, namely, Tyler Parker, Trevor Parker, Cody Ford, Dylan Ford, Konnor Ford and Kollyn Ford.
He worked with the Washington Parish School Board as a school bus driver for 32 years and with the U. S. Department of Agriculture as an inspector for the Animal Disease Eradication. He was owner and operator of the restaurant, Ole Hickory Barbecue in Angie, LA for 6 years.
He was a member of the Sandy Hook Baptist Church, Sandy Hook, MS. One of his main Biblical scriptures is "Nothing is impossible with God" and "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou are with me". He carried a Jesus card with him that stated, "If we meet and you forget me, you have lost nothing, but if you meet Jesus and forget him, you lost everything".
Visitation will be held at Sandy Hook Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at Sandy Hook Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Ricky Daugherty and Rev. Larry Mizell officiating with Interment to follow at Bonnie Cemetery in Angie, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Evelyn Marie Baudoin
(July 18, 1950 - November 30, 2013)
Evelyn Marie Baudoin, age 63, born on July 18, 1950 in New Orleans, LA, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on November 30, 2013 at University Hospital in New Orleans, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Baudoin; and her parents, Sidney LeBlanc and Gloria Vanacor LeBlanc; a granddaughter, Evelyn Maharrey.
She is survived by one daughter, Gloria Ruth Baudoin (Joe) Dowdy of Nashville, TN; three sons, Clifford Anthony (Claudine) Baudoin, Sr., Larry Joseph Baudoin and Lenny Paul (Misty) Baudoin all of Sun, LA; one sister, Janette LeBlanc of Boutte, LA; one brother, Richard Freeman of Waggaman, LA; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and numerous family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
 
 
Celeste Taylor
(December 4, 1966 - November 30, 2013)
CELESTE TAYLOR, AGE 46
and a resident of the Pine/Thomas Community died at 11:20 am Saturday November 30, 2013 at Lakeview Medical Center. She was born in New Orleans on December 4, 1966 but spent a great portion of her life in California before moving to Washington Parish with her family. Celeste was a licensed Cosmetologist and loved manicuring and hair-dressing. She was a best friend to her sons and family and will forever be missed.
Survived by:
Parents: Norman S. Taylor and Aida Garcia Taylor of Pine
3 Sons and Daughters in law: Andrew and Dione Escalante of Angie, Stephen Martinez of Pine, Norman C. Taylor and Danielle Taylor of Thomas
5 Grandchildren: Yasmin Alejandra Escalante, Anika DeAris Escalante, Ellianna Catalia Escalante, Lai’La Ann-Saige Taylor, Leiah Bre’Anne Taylor
3 Step-grandchildren: Darricia Le’Niaja Dalcour, Malik Tylon Peters, Jamaya Le’Aisha Dalcour
2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Richard and Sandra Rojas of California, George and Kayla Rojas of Honduras
Cousins: Mario R. Garcia, Ana L. Garcia both of New Jersey
Also numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins
She was preceded in death by her brother Ceasar Rojas, grandparents Victoria Garcia and Cornelius Garcia Davis and Alma Barefield Taylor and Monroe Taylor, and an uncle Earl C. Taylor.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday December 3rd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2 pm Wednesday, her birthday, with Father Peter Hammett officiating.
 

Jim George Sandifer
(August 2, 1923 - November 29, 2013)
JIM GEORGE SANDIFER, AGE 90
And a resident of Franklinton died Friday evening November 29, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a former heavy equipment operator with Southeast Steel Manufacturing in New Orleans and a member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He was well known for his love of playing the fiddle and he enjoyed listening to music. He often jokingly referred to himself as "Movie Star".
Survived by:
Wife: Nellie Sandifer of Franklinton
2 Sons and Daughters in law: Johnny and Sandra Sandifer of the Plainview Community, Ronnie and Regina Sandifer of Covington
Daughter and Son in law: Burnettie and Hank Chiro of Hammond
12 Grandchildren
12 Great-grandchildren
3 Step-sons and Spouses: Lerand and Denise Hunt of Franklinton, Rainey and Martha Hunt of Auburntown, TN Shane Hunt of Lebanon, TN
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Miley Sandifer, his parents John Sandifer and Burnettie Barber Sandifer, a sister, 3 brothers, and granddaughter Lisa Lopez
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday December 1st from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Mason Miley and Eld. Lerand Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Miley Cemetery.   Pallbearers: Johnny Sandifer, John Paul Burglass, Gavin Dean, Damien Urquhart, Justin Gonzales, Jimmy Breland
Peggy Lang Cefalu
(December 31, 1940 - November 23, 2013)
PEGGY LANG CEFALU, AGE 72
And a resident of Baton Rouge died early Saturday November 23, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake hospital. She was a native of the Sheridan community and longtime resident of Washington Parish.
Survived by:
Son and Daughter in law: Kevin and Wendy Cefalu of Baton Rouge
2 Grandchildren: Madison Cefalu and Tyler Cefalu
Sister: Kathleen Lang Julian of Franklinton
She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred C. Lang and Maudie Erwin Lang and a brother James Charles Lang.
A Memorial Service will be held for family and friends at 2 pm Monday December 2nd at Lang/Simmons Cemetery in Sheridan.
 
 
Charline Walters
(Died November 22, 2013)
Charline Myers Walters, 86, was reunited with her family in their heavenly home on Friday, November 22, 2013. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lonnie T. Walters, and her son Donald Roy Walters. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Horace Alexius of Covington. Born and raised in Bogalusa, she was a long-time member of E.S.M. United Methodist Church and enjoyed many years of membership in the Jessamine Chapter of the Eastern Star. For the past several years, she resided in Hattiesburg, MS. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Fay W. Gardner, granddaughters Laura R. Gardner and Rachel Gardner Simmons and husband Jonathan, and great-grandchildren Bailey and Mason Simmons. A private family service was held on November 26th at Poole –Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, with internment in Ponemah Cemetery.
 
George Lewis Brown
(November 30, 1919 - November 23, 2013)
GEORGE LEWIS BROWN, SR., AGE 93
And a resident of Franklinton died after 8 pm Saturday November 23, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a 1937 graduate of Franklinton High School and a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton. George was a veteran of the United States Navy where he was a Pharmacist during his 20 years spanning all of World War II and retired in 1958 with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He continued to receive education upon his retirement and later became a science teacher in Franklinton. He retired as the guidance counselor of Franklinton High School and at one time was active in the Boy Scouts and later was a charter member of the National World War II Museum.
Survived by:
2 Sons and Daughters in law: Earle Lewis Brown and Donna Brown of Gaithersburg, MD, George Lewis Brown, Jr. and Sandra G. Brown of Covington
4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Scott Brown of Pearl River, Paul and Rachelle Brown of Covington, Kelly and Luis Alvarado of Covington, Stephanie Brown of Simi Valley, CA
6 Great-grandchildren: Luis M. Alvarado, Madelynn Alvarado, Isabelle Brown, Emily Brown, Caroline Brown, Rayley Brown
Sister in law: Peggy Brown of Jackson, MS
He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Ruth Greenlaw Brown, his parents George Dickerson Brown and Frankie Bickham Brown, and his brother Earle R. Brown, Sr.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday November 26th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Earle Brown, Lewis Brown, Scott Brown, Paul Brown, Robbie Brown, Luis Alvarado, John Louis Daniel
 

Linda Haik Cameron
BORN: November 9, 1949
DIED: November 23, 2013
Linda Haik Cameron age 64 passed away Nov. 23, 2013 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by her husband Gerald Cameron of Bogalusa La. Daughters Leslie Cameron Knight of Bogalusa La. And Kris Cameron Cobb "Heath" of Varnado La. Step daughters Linda Creel of Bogalusa, and Pat Craft of Bogalusa. Three brothers Lester Gabe Haik Jr. of Bogalusa, Darryl Haik of Bogalusa and Ricky Haik of Sandy Hook Ms. One sister Neva White "Johnny" of Sandy Hook Ms.
Grandchildren Heather Parker, Logan Knight, Blake Duncan and Brent Duncan. Nieces Tonya Fornea "Stephen, and Amber Haik.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lester Gabe Haik Sr. and Faye Haik. One nephew John Michael White and step daughter Sheila Cameron.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday November 26, 2013 from 11 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Plaestine Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate.
 
 
Jackie Dale Cotton
(December 27, 1962 - November 22, 2013)
JACKIE DALE COTTON, AGE 50
And a resident of Pine died Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM as a result of an automobile accident.
She loved cookies, going to eat with her family and friends and always drank her ice tea from a mason jar. She had a special place in her heart for her pet Chihuahua Angel and her granddaughter Deisha Ross.
Survived by:
Husband: Mack Magee of Pine
Daughter and son in law: Nickey Magee Mendy and Micheal of Harvey
Son and daughter in law: Mitchell Mack Magee and Jamie Lynn of Pine
4 Sisters and brothers in law: Lenora C. Knight, Shirley and Edward Strahan, Brenda and John Blackwell all of Franklinton, Sue and Michael Dillon of Pine
Brother and sister in law: Kenneth Ralph Cotton and Jo Ann of Lake Providence, LA
Grandchild: Deisha Ross
Several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Flora Mae Brumfield and Ralph Cotton, her in laws Wilkie and Woodrow Magee and 3 brothers in law Bob Magee, Jimmy Magee and Glen Magee.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 10 PM Tuesday, November 26, 2013 and after 9 AM Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Duane Ball, Rev. Jerry Cox, Eld. Richard Magee and Eld. Doyle Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.
Active Pallbearers: Charlie Jarrell, Josh Collette, J W Sumrall, Marcus Jenkins, Shane Strahan, Brandon Ladner
Honorary Pallbearers: Roy Magee, J R Williams, Bruce Ard, Danny Knight, William Knight, Kenny Knight
 

Lynda Fuller Pritchard
BORN: October 14, 1943
DIED: November 21, 2013
Lynda Fuller Pritchard life long resident of Bogalusa passed peacefully November 21, 2013 at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital at the age of 70.She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Lynda was the Executive Director of the Y.W.C.A for 20 years and served as the Teen Director. During these many years at the Y.W.C.A. in Bogalusa, the lives of many young girls were touched by her dedication and enthusiam for enriching the lives of the young ladies She was deeply loved and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Sherri(David)Williams, Tammy(Johnny)McBeth, Jodi(Jimbo)Reynolds,and Jennifer Johnson, all of Bogalusa, 3 brothers, Rusty(Karen)Fuller of Bueche La, Mike(Janet)Fuller of Ball la., and George Fuller of Bogalusa, 9 grandchildren, Tiffany Williams, Laura Williams, Leigha Beth Seal, Joshua Williams, Megan Johnson, Cade Crain, Tyler Seal, Ali Crain and Jordan Johnson, 2 great-grandchildren, Hunter Williams and Aiden Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dorman Reed Pritchard,and her parents Aubrey and Pearline Fuller and one brother John Willie Fuller.  
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday November 23, 2013 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M..and resume on Sunday after 10:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Rev. Billy Ray Hines will officiate the services. Interment services will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
 
Glenda Sue Spears Carroll
(April 20, 1956 - November 20, 2013)
Glenda Sue Spears Carroll, a resident of Varnado, LA, age 57, born on April 20, 1956 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at her residence.
She is survived by a son, Tucker (Brittney) Lee of Bogalusa, LA; a step-son, Justin Carroll of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Lela Miley Davis of Varnado, LA; a grandson, Brody Lee of Bogalusa, LA; The love of her life for 50 years, Dennis Lee of Varnado, LA; two sisters, Marketta (Jimmy) Burdette of Katy, TX, and Nan (Paul) Herrington of Pine, LA; three brothers, Albert (Lachrisia) Davis of Bogalusa, LA, Joe (Robin) Davis of Bogalusa, LA, and Don (Teresa) Davis of Pine, LA; numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind special companions, Brenda Williams and Family, her faithful Yorkie, Suzi and DD Meat Company.
She is preceded in death by her fathers, Percy Spears and Albert Davis, Sr.; a brother, Eddie Delon Davis; and a special nephew, Sterling R. Gillis.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Kelly Penton, Bro. Eric Williams and Bro. Acey Barber officiating. Interment to follow at Lon Miley Cemetery.
 
 
Jewel J. Johnson
BORN: November 13, 1932
DIED: November 20, 2013
Jewel J. Johnson age 81 passed away Nov. 20, 2013 at Lakeview Regional medical Center. He was a resident of Bogalusa La.
He is survived by one sister Elizabeth Halsey of Bossier City La. He was preceded in death by his wife Ina Mae Johnson, parents Robie and Bertha Johnson, brother Richard M. Johnson, sisters Jeneva Felts, and Josephine Malcom.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday November 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time for services at 12 noon. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. pete Williams will officiate.
 
 
Mark Kevin Baggett
BORN: February 25, 1955
DIED: November 18, 2013
Mark Kevin Baggett age 58 passed away Nov. 18, 2013 at his Poplarville Ms residence. He was a native of Bogalusa La. Mark was a great father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend and had a deep passion for riding motorcycles. He also liked to work on and restore old cars and trucks. He was an avid rider in the Trail of Tears every year.
He is survived by two sons Michael Baggett of Sun La and Coady Baggett "Audrey" of Floowood Ms. Daughters Connie Little of Loranger of La. Jenny Bennett "Shane" Bogalusa La. Jennifer Pettus "Bill" of Pearl Ms. Lauren Baggett also of Pearl Ms. His father J L Baggett Jr. "Avis" of Poplarville Ms.. Step-brother Robert Earl Baggett "Betty Joe" of Sumrall Ms. Sisters Melody Pounds "Alfred Holden" of Poplarville Ms and Robin Bowman of Bogalusa La. Eight grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Jenny Baggett, Grandparents Walker B. Smith and Margarite McDaniel, Joe and Thelma Varnado. Great-grandparents Felton and Ida Tyner.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Friday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah cemetery. Rev. Robert Bob Lee and Rev. Leo Burge will officiate.
 
 
Michael Kevin Knight
(January 7, 1974 - November 18, 2013)
Michael Knight, age 39, a resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Julia H. Knight; one daughter, Ansley Marie Knight; sons, Colby Wade Knight, Coleman Kade Knight, Michael "Mikey" Kevin Knight, II and David Ernest "D.J." McClendon, Jr.; his parents, Michael Paul Knight and Rebecca Ann Hathorne Knight; one sister, Kelly Ann Lee.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Easterlng officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 

Gary Lavoy Bennett, Sr.
(February 20, 1938 - November 17, 2013)
GARY LAVOY BENNETT, SR. AGE 75
And a resident of Bogalusa died at 12:30 pm Sunday November 17, 2013 at his home. He was a former truck driver and carpenter. Gary also was a preacher of the word and had visited many local churches.
Survived by:
3 Daughters and Sons in law: Sharon Lynn Bennett of Bogalusa, Amanda and Dudley Nielson of Franklinton, Heidi Bennett of Tylertown
2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Hollis Jeffery Bennett, Sr. of Bogalusa, Jeffery Bennett, Jr. and Danielle Bennett of Alexandria
Daughter in law: Bobbie Sue Bennett
Granddaughter and Spouse: Marsha and Blake Moran of Franklinton
Numerous great-grandchildren
Also several brothers and sisters
He was preceded in death by his wife Carrie Faye Bennett, a daughter Karen Lane Bennett, sons Steven Randy Bennett and Gary Lavoy Bennett, Jr., grandparents Wes and Alice Ball and several brothers and sisters
A graveside memorial service for family and friends will be held at Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.
 

Francis Douglas Sylvest, Sr.
(May 24, 1925 - November 17, 2013)
FRANCIS DOUGLAS SYLVEST, SR. eldest son of the late Rev. Hammond Alex and Arebell Spinks Sylvest was born in Washington Parish on May 24, 1925. He passed away at the age of 88 on November 17, 2013 at 12am. Deceased from Alzheimer’s and Chronic Aspiration Pneumonia. After being released from Our Lady of Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Douglas returned to his home in Franklinton under Hospice Care. He went to be with his Lord and Savior a day later. Heartfelt appreciation to his daughters Carolyn and Mary for taking great care of him for years. Granddaughter Heather, her parents Carmen and Henry Welch whom he lived with these last few months. Hood Home Health nurses Lori and Amy, an aide Kimberly. Hospice and Palliative Care nurses Linda and Barry. Douglas, a Navy Veteran of WWII served on the restored Battleship U.S.S. W. VA. and U.S.S.HYDE APA -173 from 1943 - 1946. He met his late wife Mary Louise Booty in high school and both were members of Spring Creek Baptist Church where his father, the Rev. Hammond A. Sylvest pastored. He returned and graduated at Franklinton High School in 1943. Douglas and Louise were happily married 57 years and 9 months before her passing and are the parents to seven children, Mary Frances (Barry) Pence, Carolyn S. Hughes, both of Franklinton, LA, Francis Douglas Jr. of Bull Shoals, AR, Howard (Debbie) of Denham Springs, LA, Beverly (William) Mills of Lewisburg, TN, John (Pat) of Franklinton, LA and Carmen Louise (Henry) Welch of Walker, LA. 11 grandchildren, Lisa, Angela, Nicole, John Jr., Rachel, Henry Jr., Susan, James, Heather, Rebecca and Ally. 23 Great Grandchildren and 4 Gr. Gr. grandchildren. Also survived by a brother Dwight and numerous relatives. He is preceded in death by five grandsons, John Donaldson Jr., Barry Pence Jr., brothers Mark and Stephen Sylvest and William Charles McArthur Mills. Douglas, a retired Captain from Baton Rouge Fire Dept. with 20 years of service and retired State Fire Marshall with 12 years. A former member of Weller Avenue Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, La. and member of Sunlight Baptist Church, Franklinton, La. where he first attended at the age of 3 when his parents were Chartered Members. He served as deacon in both churches and Rev. Herschel B. Dean Ordained him as Minister while at Weller Avenue. Douglas helped organize the Seaman's Center Ministry in Baton Rouge, 26 churches in Judson Assoc. participated and also helping Bro. Vandercook with New Orleans Seaman’s Mission. He did mission work in numerous states of N. America as well as S. America. "He lived a life of service to others, trying to make a difference and making a difference." Douglas had many favorite Bible verses as well as Christian songs. In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of choice. Honorary Pallbearers: his brother Dwight, his 3 sons, son-in-laws Henry and Barry, neighbor Arnold Martin, Grandsons James Mills, Preston Salassi, Great Grandsons Nate Horsman and Joel Welch, Great Great Grandsons Liam Thacker and John Micheal Donaldson. Pallbearers: Grandsons Henry Jr., John Jr., Great Grandsons John A. Donaldson III, Jacob Holmes, Jacob Young and Austin Frasier and grandsons-in-law Chris Morgan and Nicholas Saites. Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday November 19th 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. Milton Kliesch and Rev. Sammy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.
 
 
Catherine Noreen Galloway
BORN: October 26, 1923
DIED: November 17, 2013
Catherine Noreen Galloway age 90 passed away Nov. 17, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home where she was a resident. She was a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church, where she was active in WMU. She taught Sunday School and VBS. She was also member of the choir and music was a large part of her life.
She is survived by one son Michael V Galloway of Bogalusa La. Two daughters Brenda Westmoreland of Franklinton and Sharon Ringo of Lafayette La. Seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Galloway, parents Lee and Edna Winstead, and brother Rudolph Winstead.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Galloway Cemetery. Rev. Field Thigpen and Rev. Larry Mizell will officiate.
 
 
Charles Ernest Mitchell
BORN: October 31, 1946
DIED: November 16, 2013
Charles Ernest Mitchell born October 31, 1946 passed away at his residence November 16,2013 at the age of 63.
He sis survived by his wife Toni Hall Mitchell of Bogalusa, 2 sons Richie(Kelly) Mitchell, and David Mitchell, 2 sisters Marion Pounds, and Martha Baham, 6 grandchildren Kristan Mitchell, Justin Thomas, Annie Mitchell, Brook Mitchell Brady Mitchell and Clay Mitchell, also numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Brister and Leona Blackwell Mitchell, and a son Clay Mitchell.
Visitation will be held Wednesday November20, 2013 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Thursday morning after 8:00 A.M. until services at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Ed Jenkins and Rev. Fred Brumfield will officate the services. The interment will be in the First Baptist Church of Sun cemetery.
Pallbears will be Ritchie Mitchell, David Mitchell, Charlie Kahl, Justin Thomas, Brady Mitchell, Randy Pounds. Honorary Pallbears are Jerry Arabie and Charles Kahl.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.
David Leonard Smith
(May 21, 1923 - November 17, 2013)
David Leonard Smith, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 90, born on May 21, 1923 in Washington Parish, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the AMG Specialty Hospital in Slidell, LA.
David was a member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from Crown Zellerbach. He was a veteran and served in the United States Army during WWII.
He is survived by one daughter, Marsha (Charles) Raviotta of Slidell, LA; one son, David B. Smith of Hammond, LA; grandchildren, Matthew Raviotta and Allison Raviotta; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Laura Winstead Smith; his parents, Dave and Gabie Smith and by three brothers, Lavernon Smith, Rudolph Smith and Leroy Smith.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Hobgood officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
Sallie B. Knight
(June 14, 1934 - November 16, 2013)
SALLIE BABINGTON KNIGHT, AGE 79
And a resident of Franklinton died early Saturday November 16, 2013 at her home. She was born June 14, 1934 in Franklinton, the first child born in the McGehee Clinic after her grandparents sold the house to Dr. W.R. McGehee to use as his clinic. Sallie was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and served as Treasurer and on the Administrative Council. She was also a member of the Franklinton Woman’s Club.
Sallie retired as Coordinator of Student Affairs for the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She was also a Notary Public for the university and a Senator with the LSU Staff Senate. Her input into the development of the Veterinary School and her devotion to the students was outstanding. Upon retirement she returned to Franklinton to manage her family-owned pharmacy Babington’s Drug Store.
Some of her favorite pastimes were watching Ole Miss sporting events and playing bridge. She had a great love for her beloved Ole Miss and served as an Ole Miss Ambassador for Recruiting.
Survived by:
Her high school sweetheart and husband of 60 years: Wayne Knight of Franklinton
3 Children and Spouses: Dr. Thomas Knight and Mindy Knight of Austin, TX, Cindy and Jim Wamble of West Point, MS, Russell and Becky Knight of Franklinton
8 Grandchildren, who were her pride and joy and their Spouses: Dr. Greg Knight, Kim and Mike Hart, Dr. Steve Knight and Dr. Anna Knight, James and Paige Wamble, Andrew and Linda Wamble, Macaulay and Robert Whitaker, Andrew Blair, Scott Knight
8 Great-grandchildren
A Brother and Sister in law: Dr. Tom Babington and Sybil Babington of Arkansas
She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Macaulay Babington and Selma Richardson Babington
Visitation will be at Centenary Methodist Church Monday November 18th from 12 pm until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the church with Rev. Steve Bush officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Centenary United Methodist Church; 1015 Cleveland St.; Franklinton, LA 70438.
Pallbearers: James Wamble, Andrew Wamble, Steve Knight, Robert Whitaker, Andrew Blair, Ed Branch
Honorary Pallbearers: Scott Knight, Greg Knight, Michael Hart
 

Clifford Eugene Sanspree
(December 13, 1933 - November 16, 2013)
CLIFFORD EUGENE SANSPREE, AGE 79
And a resident of Franklinton died early Saturday November 16, 2013 at his home. He was a native of Atmore, AL and a deacon at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Cliff was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps with 22 years of service where he served 3 tours-of-duty during the Vietnam War and several more overseas assignments. He was active in the American Legion and had retired from Exxon-Mobil. Cliff enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a special friend, his pet dog Dusty.
Survived by:
Wife of 25 years: Reba Lynn Sanspree of Franklinton
6 Children and Spouses: Eugenia Biancucci of Medford, OR, Renee’ and Floyd Pitzer of Franklinton, Clifford Eugene Sanspree, Jr. and Tammy Sanspree of Portland, TN, Donna and Steve Best, Kevin Sanspree, Marinena and Jim Gay all of Rochester, NY
Step-Daughter and Spouse: Annette and Jackie Pruett of Abernant, AL
2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Christine and Lafayette Sewell of Atmore, AL, Patricia and Horace Hobbs of Lillian, AL
13 Grandchildren
3 Step-grandchildren
5 Great-grandchildren
1 Great-great-grandchild
2 Nieces and 3 Nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Rufus Sanspree and Beatrice Hammac Sanspree and a step-daughter Tammy Denice Curren
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday November 18th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Andrew Voss and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Burial will follow in the Veteran’s section of Ponemah Cemetery.
 

Ronald E. Linder
(June 8, 1940 - November 15, 2013)
Ronald E. Linder died Friday November 15, 2013 at St Tammany Hospital in Covington, LA. Mr. Linder was 73 years old and a resident of Franklinton, LA.
He is survived by his wife Dolly Linder of Franklinton, a son David (Lynn) Lang of Bogalusa, three daughters Mavis (Ray) Merritt of Franklinton, Nelda Moran of Bogalusa and Brenda Jordan of Columbia, MS, one brother Ray (Kathy) Linder, Monticello, AK and one sister Flora (Horace) Austin of Pineville. LA. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Linder was a veteran and served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a Corrections Officer and retired from the Rayburn Correctional Center.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Lang, Blake Hunt, Brandon Hunt, Horace Austin, Lane Austin, and Craig Austin. 
Visitation will be Monday at 9:30 AM at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue until service time. Services will at 3:00 PM Monday at the Poole-Ritchie Chapel with Rev. Lynn Martin and Brother Caleb Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the Magic City American Legion Post #24
Deborah Ann Hobgood Miley
(April 6, 1955 - November 13, 2013)
DEBORAH ANN HOBGOOD MILEY, AGE 58
passed away November 13, 2013 at Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA. She was born April 6, 1955 and was a member of Pine First Baptist Church. Deborah Ann was a retail manager for Family Dollar after working for many years at Eckerd’s and Hudson’s Dirt Cheap in Franklinton. She always enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survived by:
Husband: Randall Miley of Pine
Son: Craig Sumrall of Pine
2 Brothers and sisters in law: Johnny and Karen Hobgood of Sheridan Keith and Toni Hobgood of Pine
Uncles and Aunts: Woodrow and Dollie Hobgood Aline and Tommy Sorrell all of Bogalusa Jeanne and Tommy Terrell of Pine
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
She was preceded in death by her parents Willie Fay Hobgood and Arlene Crain Hobgood, brother Michael Hobgood, grandparents Josie and Zoran Crain and Edna Williams Hobgood and Ellie Warren Hobgood.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM on Friday, November 15, 2013 and after 9 AM Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. John Lowery and Eld. Yancey Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her nephews Scott Hobgood, Paul Hobgood, Alan Hobgood, Mark Hobgood, Will Hobgood and Kevin Moore.
 

Louise Anderson
(June 6, 1927 - November 14, 2013)
LOUISE ELIZABETH ANDERSON, AGE 86
And a resident of Kentwood passed away early Thursday morning November 14, 2013 at her home. She was a native of Poplarville, MS and a former secretary for NASA at the Michoud facility. Louise loved gardening and tending her flowers and enjoyed making crafts.
Survived by:
Son: Stephen Bounds of Kentwood
Daughter and Son in law: Marsha and Kirby Varnado of Kentwood
Brother and Sister in law: Aubrey and JoAnne Anderson of Poplarville
Granddaughter and Spouse: Joy and Russell Zachary
4 Grandsons and a Spouse: Justin Varnado, Darrell and Lyndy Varnado, Kenneth Varnado, Gary Varnado
14 Great-grandchildren: Jodi, Jami, and Jenna Varnado, Karly, Shelby, and Trent Varnado, Hannah, Emily, and Claire Varnado, Whitney, Ruston, and Stephanie Zachary, Dustin and Jennifer Varnado
3 Great-great-grandchildren: Heidi, Kayden, and Bryson
She was preceded in death by her parents Ervin Anderson and Cora Ladner Anderson.   Mrs. Anderson will be laid to rest next to her father in the City Cemetery of Poplarville at 2 pm on Friday November 15th.
Sue Magee Tullos Pierce
(March 14, 1928 - November 13, 2013)
Sue Magee Tullos Pierce, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 85, born on March 14, 1928 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA. She was a Teacher, Principal, Supervisor and Superintendent of Bogalusa City Schools for over 30 years.
She is survived by two sons, Randy (Shirley) Magee and John (Cathy) Magee both of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Carolyn Boyd of Ponchatoula, LA; four grandchildren, Tana Johnston, Terri Trusley, Jason Magee and Sunny Self; and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde Magee, Denver Tullos and Robert Pierce; her parents, Linder Windham and Effie Day Windham; sisters and brother, Glenn Windham, Mary Francis Windham and Lena Smith.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Billy Trusley and Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
 
Jason Paul "JAZZ" Necaise
BORN: March 28, 1970
DIED: November 10, 2013
Jason Paul " JAZZ" Necaise born march 28, 1970 passed away November 10, 2013 at the LSU Bogalusa Center at the age of 43. He was a native of Bogalusa and he attended Main Street Baptist Church.
He is survived by parents Reginald and Thalia O'Bryant Necaise of Bogalusa, a Grandmother Angie O'Bryant of Bogalusa, Engaged to Brandi Cotton of Bogalusa, 2 sons Kramer Stuart and Conner Necaise both of Bogalusa, a step-daughter Hailey Roberts of Bogalusa,and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Visitation and Services will be held November 13, 2013 beginning at 10:00 A.M. until services at 2:00 P.M.. Rev. Caleb Martin and Rev. Jimmy Byrd will officate the services. Interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Charles Sherman Stafford II
BORN: April 2, 1963
DIED: November 8, 2013
Charles Sherman Stafford II age 50 passed away Nov. 8, 2013 at L S U Medical Center. He was a resident of Angie La. He is survived by one son Charles Judson Stafford of Varnado La. His mother Lois Boone of Varnado La. Sisters Sophie Inez Roach of Franklinton La. And Lois Elaine Provenzano of Bogalusa. Aunts Patsey Fornea of Varnado, Rose Jordon of Pine and Kathy Jordon of Pine La.
He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Stogner Stafford and Father Charles Sherman Stafford.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Henry Miley Cemetery.
 
 
Eugene "Red" Martin, Sr.
(February 8, 1926 - November 8, 2013)
EUGENE “RED” MARTIN, SR., AGE 87
Passed away Friday November 8, 2013 at his home in Sheridan surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born on February 8, 1926 in Zona, LA and was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was an electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1077 for over 50 years and also the owner/operator of Red Martin Water Well Service for many years.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Delores and Ed Adams, Delane and Guy Hunt all of Pine
2 Sons and a daughter in law: Eugene “Blue” Martin, Jr. and Brenda Martin, J.D. Martin all of Pine
9 Grandchildren
12 Great-grandchildren
Sister: Helen Ingram of Bogalusa
Brother: Ben Martin of Indiana
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Veda Breland Martin, his parents Hollie James Martin and Viola Cook Martin, 3 brothers Hollie “Pete” Martin, Joe Martin, and Bill Martin, and 4 sisters Retha Childs, Letha Knight, Josephine Bahm and Mollie Boudreaux.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday November 9th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. David Easterling and Bro. Darren Uzel officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.
 

Bob Sumrall
(February 28, 1941 - November 9, 2013)
BOB CHARLES SUMRALL, AGE 72
And a resident of Franklinton died at 7:17 pm Saturday November 9, 2013 at his home. He was a 1958 graduate of Thomas High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton. Bob was formerly a longtime livestock inspector for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture. He was a veteran of the U.S Army National Guard and the Merchant Marines. Bob enjoyed gardening and planting trees but his favorite pastime was surely hunting and fishing. He always loved spending time with his family and friends and visiting with the people he met.
Survived by:
Son: Clay Sumrall of Franklinton
Daughter and Son in law: Laurie and Michael Williams of Franklinton
2 Grandchildren: Miranda Williams Blackwell and husband Jake Blackwell, Cole Williams
Also 2 nieces and their families
He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie Benjamin Sumrall and Alberta Pigott Sumrall, a sister and brother in law Nancy Sumrall Forrest and Larry Forrest and an infant sister.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday November 11th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Lerand Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery
 
 
Phylis L. McGraw
(January 27, 1948 - November 8, 2013)
Phylis was born in Ft. Worth, TX, a longtime resident of Utica, MS, she retired and moved to Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her husband Lloyd McGraw of Bogalusa, her daughters and sons-in-law Laurie and Jay Loflin of Byram, MS, Samantha and Martin Mizell of Bogalusa, and Lucinda Smithhart of Galveston TX, her sister and brother-in-law Linda and Mike Bell of Fort Worth, TX. she is also survived by 10 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Church of United Faith with Pastor Charles Warren and Pastor Jay Loftin officiating.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Church of United Faith, 1100 Marshall Richardson Road, Bogalusa, La 70427
 

Clarice Day Fowler
(September 1, 1921 - November 9, 2013)
Clarice Day Fowler, 92, resident of Magnolia, MS and former resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Aston Court Assisted Living Center in McComb, MS. Ms. Fowler loved flowers especially the daylily. She also loved her family and friends as well as her friends at Pettit Memorial Baptist Church where she was a member.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends and church family.
Ms. Fowler is preceded by her husband Zeb Fowler, Jr.; her sisters Alma Day Rayborn and Norma Day Alexander; her brother Willie Mack Day; her parents Willie and Clara Riley Day.
Service will be Monday, November 11, 2013, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa with visitation starting at 10:30 am and will run until the funeral service at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Rev. James Taylor will officiate and entombment will follow at the Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum.   A special thank you from the family to Aston Court Staff and Hospice Compassus.
Dorothy Evelyn Brown
(September 28, 1928 - November 7, 2013)
Dorothy Evelyn Brown, age 85, born on September 28, 1928 in Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Darlene Brown of Angie, LA and Kathy Gunell of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Elizabeth Bridges of Bogalusa, LA; three grandchildren, Misty Gunell, Kristy Gunell and Nicholas Gunell all of Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Jay Brown; one son, James Leonard Brown; her parents, Benjamin Atwood and Annie Bell Russell Atwood.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Clark Stewart officiating. Interment will follow at Bonnie Cemetery in Angie, LA.
 
 
Jody William Kennedy
(December 9, 1963 - November 3, 2013)
JODY WILLIAM KENNEDY, AGE 49
And a resident of Stateline died Sunday night November 3, 2013 at his home. He was a former scaffolding supervisor with Brand, Inc. who enjoyed watching racing. He was especially fond of NASCAR and was an Earnhardt fan. Jody’s favorite thing was to spend time with his children, family and friends.
Survived by:
Daughter: Paris Kennedy of Thomas
2 Sons: Joseph Kennedy of Thomas, Jacey Kennedy of Improve, MS
4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Frances Kennedy, Joan Ezell both of Stateline, Teresa and Brad Pierce of Varnado, Angela and Guy Miller of Warnerton
Grandson: Caleb Kennedy
Father in law: J.W. Thomas of Thomas
Brothers in law and Sisters in law: J.T. and Elisa Thomas of Thomas, Theresa Vogt of Bogalusa, Lawanna Thomas of Thomas, Helen Moore of Improve, MS, Shone and Bill McNeese of Thomas
Special Friend: Robbie Burke
Also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Penny Thomas Kennedy, his parents J.W. Kennedy and Martha Stewart Kennedy, an infant sister Sherron Kennedy, mother in law Violet Thomas, and brothers in law Barry Ezell, Kerwin Vogt, Joey Moore.
Visitation will be at Bible Baptist Church Tuesday November 5th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the church with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Cauley Thomas Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to assist them with final expenses.
 
 
Larinda Breland
BORN: March 19, 1962
DIED: November 2, 2013
Larinda Breland age 51 passed away Nov. 2, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by her daughter Destiny Nicole Breland of Bogalusa La. Brother Brad Breland of Pine La. Sister Lisa Killins of Poplarville Ms. Uncle Richard Breland of Bogalusa La. Aunt Helen Flynt of Franklinton La. Also survived by many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Willie and Evelyn Breland and a brother Ramy Breland.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday November 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in War Crain Cemetery. Rev. Derick Dantin will officiate.
 
 
Waymon E. "Wildman" Singley
(January 24, 1953 - October 31, 2013)
Waymon E. "Wildman" Singley, a resident of Angie, LA, age 60, born on January 24, 1953, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at his home in Angie, LA.
Waymon married the love of his life, Patricia Lott Singley, twenty five years ago on December 22, 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Lott Singley of Angie, LA; two sons and three daughters, Cody (Erica) Singley of Picayune, MS, Candace (Thomas) Guthrie of Ellisville, MS, Megan (Dustin) Lemoine of Baton Rouge, LA, Eric Singley of Baton Rouge, LA, and Danica (Scott) Kirkpatrick of Tylertown, MS; three grandchildren, Ariel, Blaine and Jace; and one on the way, Waymon Levi Singley; two sisters, Jackie (Robert) Diehl of Nashville, TN and Beverly (Billy Ray) Freeman of Varnado, LA; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Amber Singley; his parents, Carlos and Bobbie Singley; grandparents, Billy and Myrtis Singley, Earnest and Bessie Forbes; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Evelyn Lott.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. They will then continue at 11:00 a.m. and go to Hilltop Baptist Church in Angie, LA until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. Bro. Mark Hobgood, Bro. Clyde Cooper and Bro. Kelly Penton will be officiating. Interment to follow at Hilltop Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Cody Singley, Eric Singley, Zachary Seal, Mike Seal, Bryon Forbes, Kevin Magee, Zack Netherland and Brandon Jones.
Honorary Pallbearers will be, Wilfred Singley, Gussie Magee, Michael Wayne Williams, Allen Netherland, Danny Jones and Jeff Kelly.
 
 
Wilda Mae Breland
(May 5, 1925 - October 29, 2013)
Wilda Mae Breland, age 88, born on May 5, 1925 in Henleyfield, MS, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, LA.
She was the owner and operator of the Needlecraft Nook on Columbia Street for many years.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Robert) Struppeck and Deanna (Mike) Dugan; a brother, Ray Mitchell; four grandchildren, Heith Higgins, Maegan Struppeck, Sarah Dugan Melancon and Natalie Dugan; one great-grandchild, Hudson Higgins; three step-grandchildren, Aline Struppeck, Bobby Struppeck and Rusty Struppeck; eleven great-step-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, M. L. Breland, Jr.; her parents, Charley Mitchell and Donna Harvey Mitchell; and one sister, Irene Mobley.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 1,2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Elizabeth Sullivan United Methodist Church at 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Tom Dolph and Dr. Alan Einsel officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 

Eva Simmons Simoneaux
(March 23, 1918 - October 30, 2013)
Eva Simmons Simoneaux, a resident of Franklinton, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the age of 95 at Nottingham Regional Rehab Center in Baton Rouge. Eva was born on March 23, 1918 to the late James and Velma Simmons; and graduated from Pine High School in Washington Parish. She loved watching birds and working with flowers. Eva was a loving wife, sister and aunt. She will be missed by so many.
Eva is preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Simoneaux; sister, Ella Rose Quinilty; brothers, Jake, Dewitt, and Bernell Simmons and nephew, Vernon Kent Fitzpatrick.
She is survived by her nephew, Paul Fitzpatrick and wife Becky; nieces, Paulette Bordelon, Linda Versen and husband Alfred, and Carolyn Merriett and husband Jimmy; and a host of other family members and friends. 
Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2013 until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home, Bogalusa. Interment will follow at Baughman Cemetery, Franklinton.
Billy Ray Creel
(September 12, 1932 - October 26, 2013)
BILLY RAY CREEL, AGE 81
And a resident of Franklinton died at 8:48 pm Saturday October 26, 2013 at his home. He was a native of Franklinton born September 12, 1932 but also lived in Chalmette, LA, Addis, LA, Sevierville, TN and Spokane, WA. He retired from Dow Chemical in 1986 as a Senior Plant Operator. Billy was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served as a radio operator in a B36 “Peacemaker” Bomber based out of Fairchild Air Force base in Washington. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was formerly a deacon of Addis Baptist Church.
Survived by:
Adoring Wife of 61 years: Joyce Owens Creel of Franklinton
Daughter: Kathleen Lincoln of Byrum, MS
3 Sons: William Creel of Franklinton, David Creel of Baton Rouge, Michael Creel, Sr. of Plaquemine
5 Grandchildren
7 Great-grandchildren
Brother: Kenneth Creel of Saucier, MS
Sister: Elenore Stevens of Mobile, AL
He was preceded in death by his parents Arlie Creel and Veda Walters Creel, a brother Royce Creel, a young sister Yvonne Creel, and an infant, and a granddaughter Briget Creel.
Visitation will be at Bethel Baptist Church Monday October 28th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Denny Brumfield and Rev. Joseph Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Phil Stevens, Robbie Stevens, Freddie Fornea, Keith Dickerson, Trent Miller, Tommy Smith
Honorary Pallbearers: Kyle Creel, Fred Hoggatt, Billy Sylvest, Brent Hoggatt, Gerald Welch, Enoch Welch, Charlie Creel, Kenny Seal, Steve Welch
 
 
Vera Crain Kennedy
(August 24, 1923 - October 23, 2013)
VERA CRAIN KENNEDY, AGE 90
And a resident of the Stateline Community passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at her home. She was born August 24, 1923 and a lifelong resident of Washington Parish. Mrs. Kennedy was a charter member of Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church, which she loved dearly. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and attending all the services she could.
She retired as housekeeping supervisor with Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton with 20 years of service. Vera was Worthy Matron of the Pine Chapter of the Eastern Star in 1963. She was always a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Linda and Donald Paxton of Watson, LA
2 Sons and Daughters in law: Bill and Janice Kennedy; Charles and Judy Kennedy all of the Stateline Community
5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Dana and Kevin Calbert, Gwen and Dewayne Magee, Chad Kennedy, Matt and Juliana Kennedy, Jared and Kristy Kennedy
12 Great Grandchildren: Kirk Calbert, Kate Calbert, Jade Kennedy, Erin Kennedy, Courtney Kennedy, Nick Kennedy, Dylan Kennedy, Matthew Kennedy, Patrick Magee, Andrew Magee, Ryan Magee, Zach Davis
5 Sisters and: Nell Corkern of Metairie; Ruth Kennedy of Angie; Mary Borde; Willene Adams; Wilda Bufkin all of Bogalusa
1 Brother: Shelton Crain of Covington
She was preceded in death by her husband D. Ray Kennedy, parents Robert Willis Crain and Lutie Knight Crain, 3 sisters Patsy Crain, Agnes Ard and Vert Breland, and 2 brothers Wilson Crain and Carl Ray Crain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Thursday, October 24, 2013 and after 10 AM Friday. A funeral service will be held at 3 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Clyde Cooper and Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Kennedy Cemetery at the Stateline Community.
 

Brenda Gayle Moore
BORN: September 28, 1941
DIED: October 23, 2013
Brenda Gayle Moore born September 28, 1941 passed away October 23, 2013 at her residence at the age of 72. Brenda was a native and longtime resident of Bogalusa, and was a member of Lee's Creek Baptist Church.
She survived by 4 daughters Debbie M.(Larry ) Clement of Bogalusa, Kathy (Earl) Epps of Montgomery, TX., Penny (Bryan) Moore of Hattiesburg, MS., and Carol (Mike)Wheat of Bogalusa, 9 grandchildren Mike Davis, Amie Passman, Rhiannon (Ken) Moreau, Emily Epps, Mandy(Mathew)Stewart, Kristen(Chris)Lott, Cadie(Jamie)Walker, Corey(Erica)Wheat and Lindsey Wheat. 9 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Riley, Kenzie, Drake, Kinley, Gage, Halle, Kason and Luke, a brother Billy Joe Blackwell, brother-in-law and sister-n-law Elmer and Kathryn Rogers, and best friends Abe and Martha Abrams and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Willie J. and Hattie Mae Blackwell, husband I. L. Moore ( Ira Lansky Moore) a sister-in-law Linda Blackwell.  
 Visitation will be held Thursday October 24, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. and will resume Friday October 25, 2013 after 8 A.M. until service time at 11 A.M. Rev Kirk Hoelzel will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
Helen Waddell
(January 8, 1923 - October 21, 2013)
HELEN LOUISE WADDELL, AGE 90
And a resident of Franklinton died at 10:30 am Monday October 21, 2013 at her home. She was a native of Kansas but retired to this area nearly 30 years ago. Helen attended the Wichita Business School and enjoyed reading throughout her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton, where she was a member of the Merry Hearts. She was involved with the Order of the Eastern Star and Waverly Club and was a proud member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Helen was a musical person who played the piano and often sang, but frequently enjoyed dancing with her loving husband. She was forever a caring wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by:
Husband of 67 years: Keith Waddell of Franklinton
Daughter: Kay Waddell of Mandeville
3 Sons and Daughters in law: Steven and Jan Waddell, Gregg and Laurie Waddell, Douglas and Melanie Waddell all of Mandeville
10 Grandchildren and 8 Great-grandchildren
Sister and Brother in law: Betty and Stanley Counts of San Diego, CA
Brother: Robert Heft of Oklahoma City, OK
She was preceded in death by her parents Waldo Arthur Heft and Jessie Ruth Weathers Heft and a brother Jack Heft.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday October 24th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
 

Judson David McGehee
(June 15, 1944 - October 20, 2013)
Judson David McGehee, a resident of Franklinton, LA, age 69, born on June 15, 1944 in Monroe, LA, died on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Judson P. McGehee and Dixie McMillian McGehee; and a sister, Cynthia Diane McGehee.
He is survived by two brothers, Michael (Cynthia) McGehee and Bryan S. McGehee; a nephew, Seth Michael (Kriss) McGehee; a niece, Brittany Lynn (Josh) Herndon.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg Whaley and Rev. Bob Adams officiating. Interment to follow at McGehee Cemetery.
 

Mary Louise Levy
(June 6, 1929 - October 21, 2013)
Mary Louise Levy, 84, resident of Bogalusa, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at her residence. Miss Levy was a graduate of Bogalusa High School, Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor in Music Education, Louisiana State University with her Masters in Music Education, University of Colorado, Boulder; University of California, Berkley; University of Southern Mississippi with thirty plus hours.
Miss Levy was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church where she was an organist for over 70 years. She was a member of the Annunciation Altar Society as well as the Rosary Society, and Oblate of St. Benedict. She received an Order of St. Louis Medallion for her work in the church. She was also the Catachetical instructor for elementary classes at all levels, a sponsor and instructor for RCIA, and a scripture study facilitator and instructor.
Miss Levy was also a member of Ingleside Literary Society, Cassidy Park Museums, Friends of the Library, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and Southeastern Louisiana, University Alumni Association.
Miss Levy is survived by her nieces Janet Daniel Strickland and husband Glynn, Barbara Daniel Breland, Mary Katherine Daniel Duckworth, a nephew Malcolm Noel Daniel and wife Linda, nieces Karen Levy Nuce and husband Jim, and Jane Levy Mead; nephews Henry Nathan Levy III and wife Marie, Mark Levy and wife Angela; a sister-in-law Patricia Hendry Levy; and numerous great and great great-nieces and nephews to the fifth generation.
Miss Levy is preceded in death by her father and mother Henry Nathan Levy, Sr. and Mary Louise “Mamie” Innerarity; her sisters Lois Levy Daniel, Thelma Julia Levy, Vera Levy Horton, and Helen Nathalie Levy; her brother Henry Nathan Levy Jr.; her nephew Darryl David Daniel; and two nephews-in-law Loren D. Breland M.D. and Thomas Watson Duckworth III.
Visitation will be Friday, October 25, 2013, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a rosary at 6:00 pm and will continue Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Annunciation Catholic Church from 11:00 am until the funeral mass at 1:00 pm. Father Lawrence Phelps, OSB will officiate with interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Annunciation Catholic School, 511 Avenue C, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
 
 
Dorothy E. Smith Watson
(March 30, 1930 - October 21, 2013)
Dorothy E. Smith Watson, 83, a lifelong resident of Washington Parish, LA, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 21, 2013.
She was born on March 30, 1930, and through her life worked as a beautician and later retired from the Washington Parish School System. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother to her children, James Russell Watson, Janet (Gene) Watson Foster, and William Craig (Jody) Watson; and a special nephew, Jimmy Jay Smith; grandmother to her nine "Sugar Lumps", Patrick Foster, Tami (Grem) Schilling, Jordan (Cooley) Foster, Ashley Foster, Alli (Steven) Foster Johnston, Halley (Jeremy) Watson Ross, Lyndlee Watson, Natalie Watson, and Laci Watson; and great-grandmother to her five "little sugar lumps", Seth Schilling, Sydney Schilling, Edi Foster, Reese Johnston, and Alyssa Garner.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jefferson "Jeffy" B. and Lennie Smith; her husband, James William Watson; her son, James Russell Watson; one infant daughter; four brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until time for the funeral services at 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Caleb Martin and Bro. Jimmy Byrd officiating at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery.
Serving as Pallbearers will be, Patrick Foster, Jordan Foster, Steven Johnston, Grem Schilling, Seth Schilling and Jimmy Jay Smith.
 

Randal L Lavinghouse
BORN: July 18, 1948
DIED: October 20, 2013
Randal L Lavinghouse age 65 passed away Oct. 20, 2013 at his residence here in Bogalusa. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid L S U fan. He was survived by his wife Linda Bryant Lavinghouse of Bogalusa. Sons Lane and Todd Lavinghouse of Bogalusa. Step son Butch Phillips of Central La. Step daughter Angela Phillips of Bogalusa. Sisters Linda Cheek of Baton Rouge La and half sister Dianna Strahan of Bogalusa. Nine grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his first wife Sharon O'Brien, parents Charles and Vergia Lavinghouse.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013 from 5 p.m. til 9 p.m. and will continue Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Greg Whaley will officiate.
Iva Aline Magee Nevers
(November 30, 1923 - October 20, 2013)
Iva Aline Magee Nevers, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 89, born on November 30, 1923 in Enon, Mississippi, died on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben H, Nevers; one sister, Cammie Rials; one brother, Clyde Ray Magee.
She is survived by two daughters, Theresa Nevers Lomzenski and Ann Chauvin; one son, Ben W. Nevers (Ann); one brother, J. W. (Brenda) Magee all of Bogalusa, LA; eight grandchildren, John Lomzenski(Neha), Amy Wade (Alan), Traci Magee (Cody), Joey Crowe (Staci), Christy Ewell (Otis), Benjie Nevers (Fran), Julie Nevers, Andy Nevers (Amanda); numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 1:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Field Thigpen and Rev. Randy Magee officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Gideon's International".
 
 
Jean Whelan
(February 2, 1937 - October 19, 2013)
NAME OF DECEASED: Jean Theresa Whelan
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday, October 19, 2013
AGE: 86
PLACE OF DEATH: Carrington Place Nursing Home, Baton Rouge, LA
RESIDENCE: Native of Bogalusa, LA
OTHER: Poole- Ritchie Funeral Home will handle arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
 
James David Creel, ( J. D. )
BORN: September 24, 1927
DIED: October 17, 2013
James Delos "J. D." Creel, 84 a lifelong resident of Bogalusa passed away October 17, 2013 in Harrison, Arkansas. He was born September 24, 1929 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He is the son of the late Thomas and Celeste McGehee Creel. Preceded in death by his sister Maude and three brothers Robert, Howard and Willard.
Mr. Creel retired as the sole proprietor of Creel's Body Shop. He was a longtime Deacon in the Missionary Baptists Church organization. He recently moved to Harrison, AR, where he became a member of the Pine Street Baptist Church. His strong spiritual beliefs were evident to those who knew and loved him. Mr. Creel was always willing to help those in need and extend Christian hospitality to everyone. He enjoyed spending time with his family and held close the relationships with his friends.
Survived by his wife of 54 years Yvonne Jarrell Creel; daughters, Cathy Creel Sherburne and Joan Creel Pennington both of Baton Rouge, La., daughter and son-in-law , Tomi Mattocks and Mike Crow of Conway, Arkansas son and daughter-in-law Bobby and Ann Williams of Harrison, AR., granddaughters Anna Barnett and husband Kirt; Jennifer Gauthierand husband Seth; grandsons Chad Miller and wife Amber, Joshua Williams and wife Niacole, Jeremy Williams, Blaine Callender and wife Amanda, Andy Crow and Ben Crow; great-granddaughters Kimber Williams, Katie Barnett, Cameron and Carlie Miller; great-grandsons Kade Gauthier, Jackson callender, and Elliot Barrios along with numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Visitation is schuled for Monday October 21, 2013 from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa and will resume Tuesday morning October 22, 2013 from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. with Chapel Services. Interment services will follow in the McGehee Cemetery
 
 
Claretha M. Bates
(August 17, 1935 - October 15, 2013)
CLARETHA McKLEMMERY BATES, AGE 78
and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:30 am Tuesday October 15, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a former longtime nurse’s assistant at Southeast Louisiana Hospital and attended Mount Zion United Pentecostal Church. Claretha was an animal lover who used to enjoy making jewelry. She often spent time helping to distribute food and supplies to those in need. She never met a stranger and was always a very kind, talkative and generous person.
Survived by:
Husband: Richard Bates of Franklinton
Daughter: Vickie Deere of Clinton, MS
2 Sons: Ronnie Moak, Walter Moak both of Gulfport, MS
Granddaughter: Julie Deere
3 Step-children: Bryan Patrick Bates, Richard Dwayne Bates, Melissa Bates
2 Sisters: Thelma Kehoe of Franklinton, Ruth Nardella of Oak Harbor, FL
Brother and Sister in law: Jerome and Doris McKlemmery of Columbia, MS
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence McKlemmery and Ruth McKenzie McKlemmery, her first husband Britt Moak, a sister Elaine Boyd and brother Arthur McKlemmery.
Visitation will be Saturday October 19, 2013 at Mount Zion United Pentecostal Church from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Bryan Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the McNeese Cemetery.
 
 
H. D. "Buck" Fortenberry
(May 30, 1925 - October 16, 2013)
H. D. "Buck" Fortenberry, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 88,born on May 30, 1925 in Tylertown, MS, died on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
He was a member of First Baptist Church. He retired from Gaylord. He was a veteran and served in the United States Army; and was a member of the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Gloria H. Fortenberry; one daughter, Patricia Ann Fortenberry Pickard; his parents, Dolan Henry Fortenberry and Zella Blackwell Fortenberry; two sisters, Avis Wilson and Laura Nell Guillott.
He is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Simmons; two sons, Alan Wayne (LuAnne) Fortenberry and Mark Henry Fortenberry all of Bogalusa, LA; six grandchildren, Heath (Veronica) Fortenberry, Jeremy (Carmen) Fortenberry, Gretchen (Daniel) Mathews, Mark Wayne (Lauren) Fortenberry, Chris Fitzmorris and Dusty Fitzmorris; and twelve great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at First Baptist Church on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.-3:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Greg Whaley and Rev. Bob Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Joe G. Kennedy
(Died October 14, 2013)
Joe G. Kennedy, age 83, died Tuesday, October 14, 2013 at Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA.
Visitation will be Friday, October 18, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church.
Visitation will continue on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Briarwood Baptist Church Cemetery with a brief viewing and committal service.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Elsie Rawls Van Atta
(May 13, 1922 - October 14, 2013)
Elsie Rawls Van Atta, age 91, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, died Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
Mrs. Van Atta was a native of Washington Parish, and a long-time resident of New Orleans, LA before moving back to Bogalusa. She was born May 13, 1922 in Pine, LA, the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus Rawls and Mary Breland Rawls. She was the widow of Paul Edward Van Atta, her beloved husband of 58 years.
Mrs. Van Atta is survived by a daughter, Paulette Van Atta of Plano, TX; and by a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy Van Atta Hounshell and Doug Hounshell of Berkeley, CA; five grandchildren, Rebecca Rowbatham of Austin, TX, Aaron Rowbatham of Austin, TX, Paul Hounshell of San Ramon, CA, Jennifer Hounshell of San Francisco, CA, and Elizabeth Hounshell of San Francisco; three great-grandchildren, William Rowbatham, Zachary Hounshell, and Arwen Hounshell; and a sister, Dorothy Milton of Bogalusa, LA.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer Rawls, Emmett Rawls, and Virgil Rawls; two sisters, Ruby Rawls Crain and Margie Rawls Sorrell; and a son-in-law, Capt. Kim Rowbatham.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Brent King officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens on Spring Valley Road in Bogalusa, LA.
Active Pallbearers will be, Aaron Rowbatham, Paul Hounshell, Blake Lloyd, Doug Hounshell, Alex Sigal and Chris Lloyd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Pine Missionary Baptist Church or to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
 
 
Brenda Kay Watson
(October 27, 1961 - October 13, 2013)
Brenda Kay Watson, 51, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born on October 27, 1961 in Leakesville, MS, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Meadows Sylvester; and a brother, James Robertson.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Watson of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Linda Pounds of Tylertown, MS, Millicent Rogers of Leakesville, MS and Cristy Harveston of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Terence Harveston of Covington, LA and Jonathan Watson of Bogalusa, LA; eight grandchildren; her father, Thomas Sylvester of Leakesville, MS; three sisters, Charlene Havard of Lucedale, MS, Nancy Brewer of Bogalusa, LA and Paula South of Mobile, AL.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Thomas Cemetery.
 
 
Mary Ann "Sue" Miller
(August 17, 1936 - October 13, 2013)
Mary Ann "Sue" Miller, 77, a resident of Franklinton, LA, born on August 17, 1936 in Farmerville, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Hanes Miller, Jr., her parents, Otis and Francis Breland; three sisters, Doris Eubanks, Ruth Albritton and Wanda Sue Cole.
She is survived by two daughters, Tena (Brent) Wilson of Pearl, MS and Allison Kulbeth of Shreveport, LA; one son, Willie (Rita) Miller of Richland, MS; three sisters, Lillian Fletcher of Lafayette, LA, Elizabeth Bearden of Haughton, LA and Joyce Smith of Farmerville, LA; one brother, Jerry Butler of Las Vegas, NV; three sisters-in-law, Doris McNeese and Dorothy Miller both of Bogalusa, LA and Wilmuth Miller of Hammond, LA; four grandchildren, Jaime "Frank" Ryland, William (Ashleigh) Luna, Jeremy Kulbeth, Justin (Danielle) Miller; six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev Kevin Jones officiating. Interment to follow at Bonner Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
Leverette L. Smith
(March 1, 1928 - October 12, 2013)
Leverette L. Smith, a resident of Pearlington, MS, age 85, born on March 1, 1928 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Stone County Nursing Home in Wiggins, MS.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey L. Smith of Pearlington, MS; two sons, Michael L. (April Darlene) Smith of Hernando, FL, Terry L. (Patti) Smith of Baker, LA; one brother, Emery E. Smith of Columbia, SC; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a son, Scott L. Smith.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Jerry Ellis Adams
(June 24, 1934 - October 12, 2013)
Jerry Ellis Adams, a family man and grandfather, died on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the age of 79.
Born June 24, 1934, he was a member of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA. The Pearl River Swamp was Adams' playground where he enjoyed a lifetime of fishing and hunting with his many friends and family. However, as much as he loved the hunt, he really enjoyed sharing and cooking his catches at local fish fries for his beloved family and church friends. A native of Washington Parish, Adams was well known for his craftsmanship of building custom-made fishing boats. He also enjoyed spending quality time with his hunting buddies at the deer camp in Prentiss, MS.
Adams, also known as "Snake" early on in his life, began his career working as a meat-cutter for Rushing Grocery Store on Pleasant Hill, a trade he mastered in his Agriculture class at Bogalusa High School. Later he was employed by the Gaylord Paper Mill of Bogalusa, LA until he retired with 42 years of service as Head Operator in the Power House. During his tenure as a paper mill employee he acquired the nickname "Jug" which stuck with him to the end.
Adams and his wife donated the property that currently houses the Clayton W. Byrd 7th District Fire Station in the Ben's Ford community where he proudly served on the Civil Service Board.
Adams is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Lynn Byrd Adams; one daughter, Lorrie (Keith) Bickham of Varnado, LA, a son-in-law, Jerome "Jay" Ryan of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Phyllis Adams Nielsen, and one brother, Bruce (Debbie) Adams, all of Bogalusa, LA.
Adams was "Big Papa" to five grandchildren, Bent Bickham of Poplarville, MS, Adam (Kristie) Ryan of Covington, LA, Wil (Heather) Bickham of Hattiesburg, MS, Amber Ryan of Bogalusa, LA and Larke Bickham of Poplarville, MS; three great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Blake and Averie Leigh Ryan, all of Covington, LA. Adams had numerous other loving family members including, Carol and Alan Hillier of Franklinton, LA.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathye Lynn Adams Ryan; one infant son, Jerry Ellis Adams, Jr., his parents, Ellis and Irene Adams as well as one infant brother.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to the visitation which will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Interment will follow at McGehee Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.
Although he was known for his love for the outdoors, Adams was his grandchildren's strongest Advocate and most faithful supporter in their many endeavors throughout their lives. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church.
 
 
Evelyn Dick Cassidy
(July 3, 1918 - October 12, 2013)
Evelyn Dick Cassidy, 95, a native of Amite and long-time resident of Bogalusa, LA, quietly succumbed in the presence of immediate family on Saturday, October 12, 2013. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 61 years, Charles J. Cassidy, her daughter, Carol Cassidy Bush, and her parents, George H. Dick and Addie Durnin Dick of Franklinton, LA.
As a young woman she was employed as a secretary at the Bogalusa Paper Corporation and participated in the City's 25th Silver Anniversary Jubilee Celebration as a member of the first Paper Queen Court.
As a wife and mother, Mrs. Cassidy enthusiastically served as a Cub Scout Den Mother, Camp Fire Leader and with the Northside Elementary School PTA. In later years Mrs. Cassidy was active with the Bogalusa Civic League, Ingleside Literary Quorum and Washington Parish Republican Women's Club. Mrs. Cassidy was a faithful member of Annunciation Catholic Church where she served as a past president of the Ladies Altar Society and the YWCA Board of Directors.
Mrs. Cassidy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Michael and Bette Killingsworth Cassidy; a son-in-law, Nathan W. Bush; ten grandchildren, Charles M. "Chip" Cassidy, II, Mark Patrick Cassidy, Tyfanni Ann Cassidy, Stephanni Jean Cassidy, Kamala Cassidy Jones, Kelli Cassidy Sanburn, Meghann Cassidy Brown, Whitney Cassidy Bahm, Michael Patton Bush and Cassidy Bush Primes; twenty-five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, George F. Dick of Baton Rouge, LA and Carl I. Dick (Jerri) of Franklinton, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12:00 noon until the Funeral Mass Services at 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Father Patrick Collum to officiate and Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Charles M. "Chip Cassidy, Mark Patrick Cassidy, Michael Patton Bush, Jeffrey Primes, Justin Brown, Coty Jones and Maxwell Bahm.
Gladys Fletcher Johnson
(September 22, 1951 - October 14, 2013)
GLADYS FLETCHER JOHNSON, AGE 62
And a resident of Bogalusa died at Heritage Manor Nursing Home on Monday, October 14, 2013.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a son in law: Linda “Sissy” and John Polk of Isabel; Brigitte Johnson of Bogalusa
Son: James Worley of Bogalusa
8 Grandchildren: Paige Polk, John-Daniel Polk, Miranda Polk, Jordyn Polk, Evageline Worley, Erynne Worley, Kaya Worley, Andrew Worley
She was preceded in death by her parents Felix and Eloise Bennett Fletcher.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
 

Bruce Larue Kemp
(September 5, 1952 - October 13, 2013)
BRUCE LARUE KEMP, AGE 61
Born September 5, 1952 died at his residence on Sunday morning, October 13, 2013 in the Stateline Community. He was a member of Stateline Missionary Baptist Church and a retired employee with 29 years from the Louisiana Department of Transportation. He enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing and raising cattle on his farm. He will be happily remembered by family and friends for his sense of humor and his love for good food.
Survived by:
2 Brother and sisters in law: Bradford and Evelyn Kemp of Stateline; Brent and Sandra Kemp of Pine
Uncle and Aunt: Lavon and Betty Kemp of Lumberton, MS
Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Alvin and Louisia Ard Kemp, brother Randol H. Kemp; and infant brothers John M. Kemp and Jeffrey M. Kemp, and grandparents Otto and Susie Ard and Sidney and Bevie Kemp.
Visitation will be held at Stateline Missionary Baptist Church after 9 AM Tuesday, October 15, 2013 until time of funeral service to be held at 2 PM with Eld. Donnie Broome and Eld. Yancy Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain Cemetery at Stateline. Crain Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers: James Slocum, Ragen Knight, Phillip Kemp, Wayne Nobles, Rocky Burch.  Honorary pallbearers will be coworkers from the Franklinton and Hammond DOTD.
 
 
Patricia Rhoden
BORN: January 27, 1947
DIED: October 13, 2013
Patricia Rhoden born January 27, 1947 passed away at her residence October 13, 2013 at the age of 66.
She is survived by a step-son Wayne Rhoden of Bogalusa, 3 daughters Deanna Rhoden(Ricky)Rogers of Bogalusa and Donna Rester(Geoffrey)Rogers of Varnado, and Trisha(Reed)Lott of Pine, La., 3 grandchildren Rickey Applewhite, Justin Singley, and Anakin Rhoden, 3 great-grandchildren Dominick Applewhite, Braylan and Christian Lott, long time friend Wilfred Singley and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by parents Lawson and Ina Mae Davis, husband Billy Rhoden, 4 sisters Darlene Carrier, Dorothy Magee, Vergie Hand and Doris Hand.
Visitation will be held Wednesday October 16, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Patrick Magee will conduct the services and the interment will follow in the Pounds Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wilfred Singley, Keith Turner, Matt Mizell, Scott Thomassen, Dustin Knight and Kyle Slocum.
 
 
David C. Shaw
(September 23, 1937 - October 11, 2013)
David C. Shaw, a resident of Bush, LA, age 76, born on September 23, 1937 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mandeville, LA.
He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Director of Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op for 26 years. A member of the Sun Masonic Lodge #336 for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Rayburn Shaw of Bush, LA; one daughter, Delene Shaw (Keith) Casanova of Walker, LA; two sons, Clell Damon (Tiffany) Shaw of Bush, LA and Clint (Benita) Shaw of Sun, LA; one sister, Carole Ann (Larry) Carver of Waveland, MS; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Megan) Casanova, Justin Casanova, Austin Shaw and Devin Shaw.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. with Masonic Services at 7:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Mike Eden will officiate with Interment to follow at Grantham Cemetery in Bush, LA.
 

Ruth Lee Page
BORN: April 23, 1931
DIED: October 10, 2013
Ruth Lee Page age 82 passed away Oct. 10, 2013 at L.S.U. medical Center in Bogalusa La. She was a lifelong resident of Bogalusa.
She survived by two daughters, Tracey Freeman "Tyrone" of Bogalusa, and Barbara Busha "Earl" of Bogalusa. One grandchild E. J. Busha and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willie Page, daughter Cynthia Page, father Will herring and mother Grace Catha. Also two brothers J. W. Herring and Edward Herring.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee funeral home Monday Monday Oct. 14, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013 form * a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery.
 

Mollie Joellen Herring
BORN: March 1, 1943
DIED: October 10, 2013
Mollie Joellen Herring age 70 passed away Oct. 10, 2013 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She is survived by one son John S. Herring Jr. (Pam) of Bogalusa, daughers Joy Herring of Bogalusa La. and Jolene Rhodus (Jeff) of Bogalusa. Sisters Delores King of Bush La. and Diane Kahoe of Mississippi. Six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley J. Herring, parents Wilvie and Cleo Corkern one brother Johnny Corkern.
Special thanks to William Paul Magee for all that he has done.  A memorial service is planned for a later date.
 
 
Ralph Bernard Kern
(December 5, 1920 - October 8, 2013)
RALPH BERNARD KERN, AGE 92
And a resident of Franklinton died at 6:34 am Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
He was the last survivor of seven siblings. He was a man that loved the outdoors where he enjoyed gardening and hunting. He also enjoyed traveling. He was baptized as a 7th Day Adventist.
Survived by:
Wife of 35 years: Jo Jane Bond Magee Kern of Franklinton
2 Daughters: Theresa Magee Cashio and A J Cashio of Durango, CO; Carmella Hebert of Marrero
2 Step sons and spouses: Ray Magee and Diane Magee of Baton Rouge; Philip Magee and Cammie Magee of Franklinton
10 Grandchildren and spouses: Dr. Stephen Hebert and Patsy Wayne Hebert and Lisa, David Hebert, Geralyn Sammartino, Terry Mutter, Michael Magee and Dominique, Dr. Michael Magee Thiaville, Jimmy Magee, Sarah Magee
8 Great grandchildren
2 Sisters in law: Dorothy Taylor of Franklinton; Alice Kern of Reece, MI
He was preceded in death by his parents Bernhardt and Christiana Bauer Kern and 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 9 AM Friday, October 11, 2013 until time of funeral service to be held at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Percy Mac Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher Cemetery.
 

Anna Bell Brumfield Crain
(July 6, 1936 - October 10, 2013)
ANNA BELL BRUMFIELD CRAIN, AGE 77
And a resident of Pine died at 8:20 AM Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.
She was a member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church and the widow of Charles Ray Crain.
Survived by:
Daughter and son in law: Faith and Joseph Keifer, III of Franklinton
3 Grandchildren: Jamie Crain, Brooke Crain, and Nicholas Keifer
3 Sisters: Charlotte Taylor of Franklinton; Perry O’Bryant; Lucille Netto both of Mississippi
She was also preceded in death by her parents Smith and Ruby McCain Brumfield and a son Jeffrey Aldon Crain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Friday, October 11, 2013 with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Willie J. Passman and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the War Crain Cemetery.
 

Stephanie Sheridan Barber
BORN: March 30, 1959
DIED: October 6, 2013
Stephanie Sheridan Barber born March 30, 1959 passed away October 6, 2013 at her residence at the age of 54. She was a native of Bogalusa and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Steve Barber of Bogalusa, 2 daughters Tonya Ann Barber(Colby)Bounds and Jennifer Barber(Dustin)Bounds all of Bogalusa, 2 brothers Michael(Betty) Sheridan and Buren(Charlotte) Sheridan also of Bogalusa, 2 sisters Lynn(Mac) McBeth of Pontchatoula, La. and Margaret(Basil) Bean of Bogalusa, 8 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by parents Van and Ester Sheridan.
Visitation will be held Wednesday October 9, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Thursday after 8:00 A.M. until Chapel Services at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Pete Underwood, Rev. Chad Jenkins and Rev. Rusty Kuhn will officiate the services with the interment following at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
Rosie Evelyn Young
BORN: June 9, 1927
DIED: October 7, 2013
Rosie Evelyn Young born June 6, 1927 passed away October 7, 2013 at the Rest Haven Living Center at the age of 86. She was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by 2 daughters Alice McNabb and Connie (Tony) Ulvick both of Angie, a brother Kenneth (Delores) Jones of Angie, 4 sisters Louise Dillon Creel of Slaughter, La., Margie (John) Jenkins of Denham Springs, La., Betty (Frank) Graham of Tylertown, MS.,and Sarah Leslie of Bogalusa., 7 Grandchildren Clint Shelton, Dustin McNabb, Derek McNabb, Jared Rayborn, April Rayborn (Erik) Smith, Tyson Young, and Chad Young and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by parents Henry and Beulah Kemp, husband Charley B. Young, a son Charles L. Young, a sister Ann Castilow, and a brother-in-law Gary Leslie.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday October 11, 2013 beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Rester Cemetery in Varnado.
 
 
Ina Pearl Jones
BORN: July 27, 1947
DIED: October 9, 2013
Ina Pearl Jones age 66 passed away Oct. 9, 2013 at Hertiage Manor Nursing Home. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by a daughter Dewanda Magee (Terry) of Mt. Hermon. Son Kenneth C. Jones Jr.(Jo Ann) of Bogalusa. Brothers William Freeman(Lynn) of Bogalusa, and James Freeman (Christine) of Franklinton La. Sisters Carolyn Kinbrel of Bogalusa,Michelle Jones (Steve) pf Angie, Annette Smith (Paul) of Varnado, Lynn Graves of Jackson ms, and Deby Stewart (Randy) of Bogalusa.
Grandchildren, Tasha Stweart, Brandon Lapharaohs, Hannah magee, Lake Jones, Lane Jones, Kenna Jones, Ethan Seals. Great grandchild Gracie Hollomon.
She was preceded in death by her mother Willie Louise Brooks, father Charlie H. Kinbrel, brother T.J. Freeman, sisters Cathy Duncan and Julia Freeman.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 

Mollie Joellen Herring
BORN: March 1, 1943
DIED: October 10, 2013
Mollie Joellen Herring age 70 passed away Oct. 10, 2013 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She is survived by one son John S. Herring Jr. (Pam) of Bogalusa, daughers Joy Herring of Bogalusa La. and Jolene Rhodus (Jeff) of Bogalusa. Sisters Delores King of Bush La. and Diane Kahoe of Mississippi. Six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley J. Herring, parents Wilvie and Cleo Corkern one brother Johnny Corkern.
Special thanks to William Paul Magee for all that he has done.
A memorial service is planned for a later date. 
 
 
Ester Penton
(February 11, 2013 - October 6, 2013)
WILLIAM ESTER PENTON, AGE 92
And a resident of the Crain’s Creek Community died at 2:40 pm Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa. He was the longtime owner/operator of Penton Sand and Gravel and enjoyed farming. As a young man Ester joined Clifton Baptist Church and he was always quick to help other people. He enjoyed listening to Bluegrass music and keeping up with the news. Ester always looked out for the well-being of his family and was a blessing to all those he met.
Survived by:
2 Sons: Wayne Penton, Keith Penton both of Crain’s Creek Community
Daughter: Donna Penton of Angie
11 grandchildren and Spouses: Kippy and Johh Sumrall, Robbie and Robbie Ann Penton, Scotty Kennedy, Casey and Shelly Kennedy, Cole Penton, Zane Penton, Alyssa Penton, Tammy Smith, Meghan McCarthy, Toby Penton, Nicole Ledet Gaudin and Michael Gaudin
9 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-great-grandchildren Daughter in law: Laura Nell Penton
Son in law: Ronald Joe Kennedy
2 Half-sisters: Ernestine Lawson Christine Sticker both of Franklinton
Half-brother: Milton Penton of Franklinton
He was preceded in death by his wife Donia Breland Penton, a son Robert Ester Penton, 2 daughters Kathryn Penton Kennedy and Gwen Penton Thomas, his mother Cynthia Tullos Penton, father and step-mother George Erwin Penton and Josephine Stogner Penton, 5 brothers Kelly Penton, Jewell Penton, Buford Penton, Elton Penton, Melvin Tullos and 2 half-sisters Merle Crain and Helen King.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 10 PM Monday, October 07, 2013 and after 9 AM Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Denny Brumfield and Eld. Edward Penton officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are his 6 grandsons: Robbie Penton, Cole Penton, Zane Penton, Toby Penton, Scotty Kennedy, Casey Kennedy
 
 
Shanda Wheat Passman
(September 4, 1964 - October 2, 2013)
SHANDA WHEAT PASSMAN, AGE 49
And a resident of Franklinton died at 6:20 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at her home. She enjoyed to go fishing but especially loved shopping. Shanda was a good friend who often helped other people. She loved her family, but she was their Hero, after proving her strength and toughness during her four year battle with cancer
Survived by:
Husband: Jimmie Dale Passman of Franklinton
Daughter and son in law: Tiffany P. Magee and Dwayne Magee of Franklinton
Son: Coty James Passman of Slidell
5 Grandchildren: Austin Passman, Allie Passman, Abigael Magee, Timothy Magee, John Luke Magee
Mother: Doris Pounds Ard Wheat of Plainview
2 Sisters and a brother in law: Renea and Steve Howard of Poplarville; Angela Wheat of Bogalusa
Step-Father: Oneal Ard
Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her father Joey Wheat and grandparents Edwin and Maud Pounds.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Thursday, October 03, 2013 from 6 PM until 9 PM and after 9 AM Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Richard Magee and Eld. Mason Miley officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Coty Passman, Dwayne Magee, Reggie Williams, Randy Brumfield, Jason Callioutte, David Galloway, Mike Thomas
 
 
Joe Gordon
(December 20, 1937 - October 3, 2013)
JOE GORDON, AGE 75
And a resident of Franklinton died shortly after midnight Thursday, October 03, 2013 at his resident. He was a native of Sunflower County, MS and a member of Fisher United Methodist Church. He retired as an oilfield supervisor for McClanahan Corp. and became a beef cattleman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking. He loved to Bar-B-Que and host gatherings for his friends and family. Joe was the beloved husband and best friend to his wife of 36 years Charlotte Honeycutt Gordon.
Also survived by:
2 Daughters and sons in law: Penny Jane Gordon Allen and John Allen of Bay St. Louis, MS Rena and Rick Sturdivant of West Monroe
2 Sons and a daughter in law: David Gordon of Pass Christian, MS; Timothy Kennedy Gordon and Sylvia Gordon of West Monroe
14 Grandchildren and 11 Great-grandchildren
3 Brothers and sisters in law: Oscar Gordon, Sr. and Dolores Gordon of Amite; Billy and Judy Gordon of Marrero; Pat and Gail Gordon of Westwego
5 Sisters: Ruth Fortner of Ponchatoula; Mary Jane Self of Crowder, MS; Shirley Hidalgo of Independence; Polly Gordon of Ponchatoula; Martha May of Pascagoula, MS
Sister in law and brother in law: Dolly and BoBo Davis of Venice
Brother in law: Robert Bergeron of Breaux Bridge
Numerous nieces and nephews
Also longtime companion, his pet dog Sally
He was preceded in death by a daughter Cecilia Jo “CC” Gordon, a daughter and son in law Connie Rena Gordon Pugh and Jackie Pugh, his parent Walter James Gordon and Leona Barnett Gordon, a brother Paul Junior Gordon, a brother and sister in law Walter Gordon, Sr. and Leona Gordon, and a sister in law Paulette Bergeron.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday, October 5, 2013 after 9 AM until time of funeral service to be held at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Percy Mac Fraizer and Rev. Ray Varnado officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher Cemetery.
 
 
Helen Schmidt
(April 23, 1925 - September 30, 2013)
Helen Schmidt, age 88, a resident of Slidell, LA, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Ochsner Medical Center in Slidell, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
 
Ella Page
(July 12, 1931 - September 30, 2013)
Ella Page, age 82, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Bogalusa, LA
She is survived by two sons, Greg (Mary Ann) Page and Ronnie (Peggy) Page; one brother, Ray Smith; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She is preceded in death by one son, Auther Wayne Page; her parents, Dock Smith and Georgia B. Lester Smith; one sister, Mary Walters; and three brothers, Roy Smith, Burcery Smith and Bobby Smith.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Garden of Peace in Ponemah Cemetery
 
 
Virginia McNeese Humphrey
(July 23, 1926 - September 30, 2013)
Virginia McNeese Humphrey, age 87, a former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013 in Waco, TX.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Bethel Baptist Church in Crossroads, MS from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Crossroads, MS.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Margie Aletha McNeese Thigpen
(April 18, 1926 - September 29, 2013)
Margie Aletha McNeese Thigpen, age 87, born on April 18, 1926 in Franklinton, LA, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Thigpen; and her parents, Jessie McNeese and Jennie Sumrall McNeese.
She is survived by her step-son, John Thigpen; a sister, Jennie Henderson; a brother, Elmo McNeese; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 3:00 P.M at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl Beech officiating. Interment to follow at McNeese Cemetery in Sheridan, LA.
 

Gussie Tynes, Sr
BORN: August 14, 1931
DIED: September 27, 2013
Gussie Tynes Sr. born August 14, 1931 passed away September 27, 2013 at his residence at the age of 82. He was retired from Gaylord Container , Box Plant Division and was a veteran of the Korean War .He was also a member of the Church of United Faith Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by 4 sons Gussie Paul(Margie)Tynes Jr. of Poplarville, MS., Otha Allen(Jena)Tynes of Rogers, AR., Julius Walter Tynes and "Country" Rendell Tynes both of Bogalusa, 2 daughters Romona(Jackie)Rogers and Princess KatieTynes of Bogalusa, a brother Otha Tynes Jr. of Poplarville MS., 3 sisters Verena Swilling and Annette Welsh both of Mobile, Alabama, and Mary Williams of Jackson, MS., 9 grandchildren , 7 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by parents Otha Sr.and Cecilia Tynes,his wife Irene Tynes, a son Christopher Scott Tynes, a brother Warren Tynes, 2 sisters Pauline Polk and Tudell Tynes.
Visitation will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday September 29, 2013 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Monday after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Charles Warren and Rev. Kirk Hoelzel conducting the services with the Interment following at Pounds Cemetery.
American Legion Post #24 will provide Military Honors .
 
 
Asia Rae Knight
BORN: August 12, 2013
DIED: September 26, 2013
Infant Asia Rae Knight passed away Sept. 26, 2013 in Angie La. She is survived by her parents Kevin and Chelsea Knight of Angie La. One brother Isaiah Knight of Angie La.
Maternal grandparents Tracy Owens, Bridget and Patrick Owens all of Angie La.. Paternal grandparent Angela Knight of Franklinton La.
Great-grandparents Linda and Ricky Inabnitt of Pine La. Kenneth Ray Jenkins of Pine La., Charles and Dale Owens of Bogalusa La. and Delores and Dale James of Bogalusa La. Great-great grandmother Ivell Miley of Pine La.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home Sunday Sept. 29, 2013 from 11 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Rester cemetery at Oak Grove. Elder Duane ball will officiate.
 

Margaret Lee Jones
(July 24, 1922 - September 26, 2013)
Margaret Lee Jones, age 91, born on July 24, 1922 in Sharky, MS, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at her residence in Raymond, MS.
She was a member of New Life UPC for 50 years.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Glover Daniel Jones.
She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Creel (David) Bryant of Raymond, MS; three sons, John (Cathy) Jones, Ricky (Debra) Jones and Ralph Jones all of Raymond, MS; one sister, Annie Sue Glisson of Raymond, MS; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at New Life UPC, 1600 Jefferson Street, Bogalusa, LA from 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
The Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at New Life UPC, 1600 Jefferson Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Johnathan Hynes will officiate with Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Leva "Lee" Myers Fremin
(October 15, 1922 - September 26, 2013)
LEVA (LEE) MYERS FREMIN, AGE 90
And a resident of Franklinton for the last six years went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Thursday September 26, 2013. She was a resident of Gretna, LA for most of her life and was born in Tylertown, MS on October 15, 1922 to the late Herman H. Myers and Margaine Wood Myers. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and formerly a member of Calvary Baptist Church of New Orleans for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elmo S. Fremin, two sisters Evie Bealer and Ozzie Mae Allmon and two brothers John Austin Myers and Herman H. Myers, Jr., a stillborn son and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was the Beloved Mother of:
Brenda Fremin Alfred and husband Gerald of Shreveport,
Bobbie Fremin Elliot and husband Kenneth of McComb, MS,
Margie Fremin Parker and husband Dale of Franklinton,
Kermin “Kit” Fremin and wife Wendy of Murrieta, CA,
“Granny Goose” will also be greatly missed by her eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.   Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Crain Funeral Home; 1109 Bene St. Franklinton; on Monday September 30th from 10 am until 2 pm with the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Wood Cemetery in Tylertown, MS.
Dr. Willard Joel Pevey
(April 6, 1930 - September 23, 2013)
Dr. Willard Joel Pevey of Nacogdoches, TX, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013, at the age of 83. He was born in Bogalusa on April 6, 1930, and was raised in Lee's Creek Baptist Church. He graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1947 and entered the United States Air Force, stationed in San Antonio, TX.
After completing his initial service he moved back to Louisiana to begin his college education. He initially attended Southeastern University in Hammond, but transferred to Louisiana State University in 1951, where he completed his bachelor's degree and earned his doctor of medicine in obstetrics and gynecology. While at LSU, he met his future wife of 60 years, Jo Rhea Blackwell Pevey, and they were married in the Baptist Student Union on campus on November 26, 1952.
Upon graduation, he served 12 years in the USAF and in 1967, he left the service, with the rank of major, to start a private practice in Shreveport. The next year, he moved his family to Nacogdoches to open an OBGYN practice with Dr. Jerry Sanders, a friend and fellow Air Force officer.
Dr. Pevey practiced medicine in Nacogdoches for 10 years. He re-entered the Air Force in 1978 as a lieutenant colonel and was stationed at Bergstrom AFB in Austin, TX. In 1980, he was assigned to Wiesbaden, West Germany, as a medical director of the USAF hospital. He served in this capacity during the time the American hostages held in Iran were released and brought to Wiesbaden for medical evaluation before returning to America.
In 1983, he was promoted to full colonel and returned to Bergstrom AFB as hospital commander, Col. Pevey joined the USAF Inspector General Team in 1985 and spent the next two years traveling to USAF hospitals around the world. His military career, which began at age 17, came full circle when he returned to San Antonio to where he retired as deputy surgeon general of the USAF Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base.
Following retirement from the Air Force, Dr. and Mrs. Pevey moved back to Baton Rouge, where he taught and mentored OBGYN residents at LSU School of Medicine. After entering full retirement, Dr. and Mrs. Pevey moved to Huntsville, TX. In 2011, they moved back to Nacogdoches.
Willard Joel Pevey was a wonderful human being who had an intense belief and faith in our Lord and Savior. He had a great love for family, a deep caring for others and extraordinary love for of music. His unique sense of humor, warmth and compassion for his patients and his straightforward outlook on life will always be remembered by all. We love him and will miss him greatly.
His wife, Jo Rhea Clare Blackwell Pevey; a sister, Mary Frances Pevey Riseden; and a brother, Harold Arthur Pevey, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his sister, Winnifred Geraldine "Judi" Pevey Coers of Marble Falls, TX; three daughters, April Pevey Stanaland and husband Alan of Leander, TX, Jody Pevey Perroni of Bacliff, TX, and Lisa Pevey Rodrigues and husband Tim of Nacogdoches; a son, Scott Pevey and wife Sandy of Edmond, Oklahoma; his grandchildren, Summer Stanaland Jurrells and husband Jason, Clay Stanaland and wife Amy; Jessica Perroni and Felipe Garzam Jace Pevey, Laura Dean, Tanner Dean, Ladonna Cook and husband Ryan, Robert Rodrigues and Marcus Rodrigues; his great-grandchildren, Braden Jurrells, Abigail Stanaland, Jackson Jurrells, Avery Stanaland, Christion Byers, Haley Byers and Connor Cook.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Josh Smith will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lee's Creek Baptist Church, 1803 Lee's Creek Baptist Church Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Pearley Lee Miller Warner
(March 28, 1928 - September 24, 2013)
Pearley Lee Miller Warner, age 85, born on March 28, 1928 in Mississippi, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at St. Frances Nursing Center in Newport News, VA.
She is survived by one daughter, Janice Brown; one son, Ernest J. Miller; five grandchidren; eight great-grandchildren; six sisters and brothers.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Ernest Miller and Woodrow Warner; her parents, Luther Wheat, Sr. and Mabel Passman Wheat; one grandson; and numerous brothers.   Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Billy Ray Hines to officiate and Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 

Janet Lorraine Ritchie
BORN: November 19, 1955
DIED: September 20, 2013
Janet Brumfield Ritchie born November 19, 1955 passed away September 20, 2013 at her residence at the age of 58. Janet was a Social Worker for Kidney Dialysis and a graduate of Bogalusa High School.
She is survived by 2 sons Jaye Lang and Sean Lang both of Tylertown, MS., a daughter Casey Lang of Tylertown, MS, mother Myrtle Duncan , a granddaughter Ariel Mitchell and a half-sister Pam (Marty) Adams all of the Stateline Community, and numerous other family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Timothy Ritchie, her father Bobby Brumfield and a daughter Kristina Danielle Lang.Visitation will be held Thursday September 26, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5 P.M. until 10 P.M. and will resume after 8 A.M. Friday until service time at 2 P.M. Services will be conducted by Rev. Richard Magee and the Interment will follow in the Gerald Cemetery in Pine
 
 
Robert Terry Taylor
(September 15, 1959 - September 19, 2013)
Robert Terry Taylor, 54, born on September 15, 1959 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by one niece, Dawn Thomas of Pine, LA; two nephews, Christian Thomas and Adam Thomas both of Pine, LA; and his Ben's Ford Baptist Church Family.
Visitation will be held at Ben's Ford Baptist Church on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 5:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Ben's Ford Baptist Church on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Lynn Martin and Rev. Caleb Martin will officiate with Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ben's Ford Christian School.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Jeremy Alan Pope
(January 30, 1975 - September 15, 2013)
Jeremy Alan Pope, 38, resident of Carencro, LA, passed away Sept 15, 2013.
Jeremy is survived by his mother and stepfather Valerie and Michael Daly Sr. of Lafayette, a half sister Rachel Pope of Rayne, LA; three step brothers Michael Daly Jr. of Lawtell, LA, Kyle Daly of Clearwater, FL, Tony Daly of Lafayette, LA; and his maternal grandmother Evelyn (Javus) Brumfield Branch of Bogalusa.
Jeremy is preceded by his father Tim Pope, paternal grandparents Harold and Bernice Pope, his maternal grandfather Chris Brumfield.
Service will be Wednesday, September 18, 2013, visitation starting at 10:00 am and will run until the funeral at 1:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Dr. Clarence Young will officiate with interment to follow at Carson Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his honor to Fountain of Life, 29872 LA Hwy 43, Albany LA, 70711.
 

Mya Jean Collett
(Died September 17, 2013)
Mya Jean Collett, age 76 born in Bogalusa, LA on June 8,1937, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Midge Collett of Mandeville, LA and Cathy and Husband Mark Williams of Baton Rouge, LA; one son, Ned V. Collett Jr. and his wife Ginger of Katy, Tx; two grandchildren Luke Williams and Ethan Collett; one sister Margaret Simmons of Baton Rouge, LA; three brothers, Anthony Romano of Bogalusa, LA, Alfred Romano of Houma, LA, and Mickey Romano of Marksville; numerous nieces and nephews and a close personal friend Lynn Bennett of Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ned V. Collett Sr., two sisters Katherine Romano and Elizabeth Romano; two brothers, Russell Romano and John Romano.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 10:00a.m. until the Funeral Service at 12:00 noon with a rosary at 10:00a.m. Father Patrick Collum will officiate with interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Annunciation Catholic School or St. Tammany Hospital Foundation.
 

Willie Lamar Byrd
(January 17, 1925 - September 18, 2013)
Willie Lamar Byrd, 88, a resident of Isabel community, passed away, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA. He was born January 17, 1925.
He is survived by his wife of almost 68 years, Nora Thomas Byrd of the Isabel Community; one son, Willie Cook Byrd and wife Glenda of the Isabel Community; two daughters, Kathy Mikeska and husband Lawrence of Isabel; and Shirley Lewis and husband Dane of Bogalusa; grandchildren, Joel and Paula Byrd, Lesley Lewis and Kory and Chance Rhoden; two great-grandchildren, Sarah Beth Byrd and Graham Rhoden. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Aline Henley Blackwell; niece, Mary Beth Arceneax and Nephews, Barry Blackwell, Jeff Blackwell, and Randall Blackwell, all of Baton Rouge, LA.
He is preceded in death by his father, Willie Cook Byrd and his mother, Evie Mizell Byrd Blackwell; and two brothers; James "Jim" Blackwell and J. W. "Jay" Blackwell.
He was a faithful member and deacon of Berry's Creek Pentecostal Church in the Plainview Community. He was employed by Crown Zellerbach/Gaylord Paper Mill for 43 years and retired in 1991.
Visitation will all be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Jeff Mizell to officiate with Interment to follow at Mizell Cemetery in the Isabel Community.
Active Pallbearers are, Barry Blackwell, Jeff Blackwell, Randall Blackwell, Joel Byrd, Chance Rhoden and Dane Lewis.
Charlene Winstead Magee
(May 24, 1924 - September 13, 2013)
Charlene Winstead Magee, 89, a resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA. She retired as a teacher's aid.
Mrs. Magee is survived by one son Richard “Richey” Magee and wife Jeanette, one daughter Beth Magee Brumfield and husband Barry, one sister Billie Sue McCullough, three grandchildren Justin Brumfield and wife Emma Brumfield, Monica Milton and Cheryl Johnson, five great-grandchildren Kaleb Johnson wife Kaitlyn Johnson, Logan Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Draven Morris and Zoe Morris, one great great grandchild, Addilyn Johnson.
Mrs. Magee is preceded in death by her husband Louis L. Magee, Jr. her parents Charlie and Flossie Stuart Winstead, two sisters Laura Smith and Evelyn Newman.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:30 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm. Rev. Glynn Erwin and Rev. Field Thigpen will officiate the services with interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Lester Owen Turner, Sr.
(November 27, 1949 - September 8, 2013)
LESTER OWEN TURNER, SR., AGE 63
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:15 am Sunday September 8, 2013 at his home. He was the longtime owner/operator of Parish Insulators and enjoyed gardening and listening to his favorite old-time rock and roll. Lester was a very friendly person who never met a stranger. He loved visiting with those he met and most importantly spending time with his friends and family.
Survived by:
Wife: Jean Turner of Franklinton
5 Sons and Daughters in law: Van and Frances Varnado of Franklinton, Michael and Jessie Turner of Townsend, TN, Jeremy Turner of Covington, Lester O. “Terry” Turner, Jr. and Tracy Turner of Franklinton, Chris Turner of Hattiesburg
Daughter and Son in law: Jeannie and Allen Burris of Franklinton
10 Grandchildren: Ashley Varnado, Harrison Turner, Ian Turner, Elizabeth Turner, Hunter Turner, Kaylee Turner, William Turner, Kody Turner, Kenzie Burris, Payton Burris
Adopted father: Ira Thomas of Georgia
Adopted mother: Virginia Thomas of Leaksville, MS
2 Sisters: Bernice Wilson of Ashford, AL, Patsy Arrington of Dothen, AL
2 Brothers and sisters in law: Robert and Geraldine Turner of Gulfpress, AL, Melvin and Barbara Turner of Deer Park, AL
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Nellis Mae Heads and Stanley Turner.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 10th 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 Rev. Denny Brumfield and Rev. Nathan Firman officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery.
 

Geneva Penix
BORN: March 31, 1926
DIED: September 8, 2013
Geneva Penix age 87 passed away Sept. 8, 2013 at Resthaven Living Center. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of The Church of Christ.
She is survived by one son John Anthony Penix "Marie" of Bogalusa La. One brother Walter Golden Jr. of Ooltewah, Tennessee. Two grandchildren Abigail Marie Penix of Bogalusa, Anthony Blake Penix "Brooklyn of Bogalusa. One-great-grandchild Anthony Jace Penix of Bogalusa.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willie Clyde Penix, parents Walter and Martha Golden, step daughter Phyllis Penix Hill.
Visitation will be on Sept. 11, 2013 in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home beginning at 10 a.m until time for services in the chapel at 2 pm. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Mike Price will officiate.
 
 
Karen A. Farmer
(Died September 7, 2013)
NAME OF DECEASED: Karen A. Farmer
DATE OF BIRTH: October 24, 1961
DATE OF DEATH: September 7, 2013
PLACE OF DEATH: Rest Haven Living Center, Bogalusa, LA
AGE: 51
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: Mother and Step Father – Ethel and Alan Wilson of Bogalusa, LA
Father – Dudley (Kathy) Hartzog of Balch Springs, TX
1 Sister – Sharon Kizer of Fort Worth, TX
1 Brother – Russell A. Hartzog of Bogalusa, LA
3 Step-Sisters - Leigh Ann Godfrey, Vicki Lynn Brumfield and Jennifer Grills
1 Step-Brother - Derrick Grills
VISITATION: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home TIME: Monday, September 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home TIME: Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
MINISTER: Rev. Pete Bennett
INTERMENT: Adams Cemetery, Isabel, LA
 

Joshua Guy
(July 1, 1977 - September 5, 2013)
JOSHUA ADAM GUY, AGE 36
And a resident of Franklinton died at 1:20 pm Thursday September 5, 2013 at his home. Joshua was a kind-hearted person who loved his family and friends. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and in the woods where he could be the closest with God’s creation, and be one with it. Joshua loved to fish, garden, kayaking, going to the “camp” and spending time with friends and family, especially his niece and nephew, whom he adored.
Joshua was a self-taught Master flintknapper, but rarely kept any of his arrowheads because of his generous nature. He was also a very talented woodworker who enjoyed tinkering with old farm equipment and had recently begun playing the electric guitar.
Survived by:
Parents: James and Virginia Guy of Franklinton
Brother and Sister in law: James Andy Guy and Ashley Guy of Mt.Hermon
Sister and Brother in law: Amanda Leigh Bateman and Slade Bateman of Franklinton
Niece and Nephew: Maicee Bateman and Hunter Bateman
Grandfathers: Douglas Guy, Leon Dykes
Uncles and Aunts: Jerry and Sheila Guy, Thomas “Tommy” and Cindy Guy
Cousins: Curt and Laura
Friend and Neighbor: Donald Hansen
He was preceded in death by grandparents Laura Wood Guy and “Granny” Rosetta Miller.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday September 8th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pete Williams and Rev. Tony Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in the Hezikiah Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Andy Guy, Barrett Harmon, Slade Bateman, Curt Guy, Stacey Dickerson, Jeremy Mizell
Honorary Pallbearers: Donald Hansen, Ronald McElveen, Ken Bayard, Justin Miller, Hudson Jones
 
 
Onice "Red" Hill
BORN: October 3, 1923
DIED: September 5, 2013
Onice "Red" Hill age 89 passed away Sept. 5, 2013 at AMG Speciality Hospital here in Bogalusa. He was a resident of Bogalusa. He served his country during WWII with the US Army and was involved in battles and campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Arndennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe, Ground Combat.
He is survived by his wife Emily of Bogalusa La. Step sons Alan Hope of Angie La., Marvin Hope of Weaverville Calif. And Michael Hope of Sun La. Three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son Phillip E. Hill, parents, Willis and Lovie Hill, brothers Otis Hill, Pete Hill, Oree Hill, Ocie Hill and O G Hill. Sisters Lucy Dillon, Suzie Neilson, and Elsie Hill.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday Sept. 7, 2013 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m.Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens with military rites conducted by Magic City Post #24 of the American Legion.
 
Leeke L. Magee
(December 8, 1923 - August 31, 2013)
Leeke L. Magee succumbed in his long battle with cancer on August 31, 2013. He passed away in his home, his beloved wife and best friend, Evie, by his side. Leeke departed in peace, as a man of solid faith at the end of a life well-lived.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Cutrer Magee; daughters Cheryl Magee D’Antonia (Claude) and Janice Magee Verberne; stepchildren Karen Boehm Brumfield, David Boehm, Greta Boehm Pulliam (Eddie), and Jeffrey Boehm; and a multitude of grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Michael Magee; his parents, Marion and Florence Voth Magee; his siblings Woodrow Magee, Madeline Magee Thompson, Bobby Magee, and Johnnie Magee.
Leeke was born in Washington Parish in 1923 (or 1924, he never was quite certain.) After completing school, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines (a division of the Coast Guard) in the midst of World War II. Leeke later returned to his hometown, established Magee Financial, and rose to prominence in the business community by offering lending opportunities in small town America, which was mostly ignored by large banks at the time. His business holdings grew to include multiple companies including Magee Autoplex and several real estate development companies. He was a resident of St. Tammany Parish for over 40 years but never lost his love for his hometown of Franklinton and maintained his business headquarters there. Although his companies multiplied and his business accomplishments were substantial, the true measure of Leeke’s character lay in his countless acts of selfless generosity. The man who never stopped recognizing economic potential was just as acutely observant of the potential to offer kindness to others. He will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to be in the warmth of his smile for even just a little while. His family prays that his life be a testament in faith and generosity. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…” Galations 5:22
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Covington, 16333 Highway 1085 Covington, LA 70433, with interment to follow at Magee Springhill Cemetery in Washington Parish. Visiting hours will begin Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM with the funeral service beginning at 12:00 Noon.
E.J. Fielding Funeral Home of Covington has been entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. Magee’s family respectfully requests donations be granted to the New Orleans Baptist Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans 70126 as the education of the faithful was a cause most dear to his heart.
 
 
Marguerite E. Scott
(June 14, 1931 - September 2, 2013)
Marguerite E. Scott, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 82, born in Fort Benning, GA on June 14, 1931, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by a son, Earl "Butch" Scott; a daughter, Melinda Diane Ritchie Adams; a brother, Joel F. Smith; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Lloyd Scott, Sr.; a sister, Jenny Smith Baggett; and a brother, Walker B. "Buddy" Smith, Jr.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Patrick Magee to officiate and Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
Active Pallbearers will be, Scott Thompson, Lance Pounds, Bucky Smith, Jody Smith, Taylor Scott and Cody Baggett.
 
 
Carrie Mizell Thomas
(October 16, 1960 - September 1, 2013)
CARRIE LYNN MIZELL THOMAS, AGE 52
And a resident of Enon died at 10:30 pm Sunday September 1, 2013 at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center. She loved gardening and her favorite thing was cooking and hosting family gatherings.
Survived by:
Husband: Rawland Crowe of Enon
Son and Daughter in law: Heath and Laurie Thomas of Franklinton
Daughter: April Thomas of Franklinton
Step-daughter: Jennifer Ezell of Pine
4 Grandchildren: Gabby Ezell, Brooklyn Ezell, Denver Ezell, Sam Ezell
Sister: Shirley Mizell of Enon
2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Paul Mizell of Enon, Luther and Sherry Mizell of West Monroe
Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Frank Mizell and Ruth Fussell Mizell, a sister Barbara Allred, a brother Eddie Mizell, and stepson Denny Ezell
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday September 4th from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Easterling and Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Mizell Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Justin Gilmore, Gary Mizell, Brian Mizell, Tom Comeaux, Mike Thomas, Neil Allred.
Honorary Pallbearer: Charles Brumfield
 
 
Johnny J. Seal
(October 18, 1946 - September 1, 2013)
JOHNNY J. SEAL, AGE 66
and a resident of Pine died at 4:00 am Sunday September 1, 2013 at his home. He was a retired Ford Motor Company mechanic and a longtime member of Pine First Baptist Church. Johnny loved constructing woodworking projects and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren:
Survived by:
Wife of 30 years: Sybil Luper Feazell Seal of Pine
5 Children and Spouses: John Seal of Alexandria, Judy Seal Saraceno and Joey Saraceno of Bogalusa, Inez Feazell Barber and Laney Barber of Thomas, Larry Feazell and Tara Crain of Pine, Becky Feazell Jordan and Billy Jordan of Tuscaloosa, AL
11 Grandchildren: Jonathan Seal, Jacob Seal, Joseph Saraceno, Zachary Saraceno, Alyson Saraceno all of Bogalusa, Cody and Chelsie Feazell of Lawrenceburg, TN, Lance Barber, Lane Barber both of Thomas, Brianna Jordan, Nicholas Jordan, Mia Jordan all of Tuscaloosa, AL
Great-grandchild: Brynna Kate Feazell of Lawrenceburg, TN
Brothers and Sisters in law: Daniel and Ann Seal of Tupelo, MS, Bernice Lavelle Seal and Nancy Seal of Ocean Springs, MS, Thomas J. Seal and Audrey Seal, Walton and Sanduel Seal all of Pine
Sisters and Brothers in law: Marilyn Schilling of Pine, Alice Seal DeVries and Wayne DeVries of Camdenton, MO, Ida Rose Seal, Joann and John A. Taylor all of Franklinton
Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Bobby and Delores Luper, Jimmy Luper
Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Nellie and Jim Sandifer, Elaine Primes, Betty and Billy Amacker, Pauline and Robert Branch, Sally Gainey
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Bernice “Burn” Seal and Maxine Moore Seal, and a brother Colin Ray Seal.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 3rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lynn Martin and Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.
 

Phillip Eugene Magee II
(May 27, 1958 - August 30, 2013)
Phillip Eugene Magee II, resident of Bogalusa, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013, at LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa.  Phillip is survived by two daughters Misty Magee (Ryan) McNabb and Laura Ashley Magee (A.J.) Smith; a sister Kim Herring; his mother Ada S. Magee.  Mr. Magee is preceded by his father Phillip Eugene Magee, Sr.   Visitation will be Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:30 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm. Rev. Clay Norwood will officiate the service.
Alan Graham
(July 14, 1953 - August 26, 2013)
ALAN BRENT GRAHAM, AGE 60
and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 12:30 pm Monday August 26, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a lifelong member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church where he was the treasurer and formerly a Sunday school teacher. Along with his wife, he was the leader of the Wednesday night youth and children’s program. Alan graduated from Thibodaux High School in 1971 and later from Nicholls St. University. He also received his Masters + 30 from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Alan was a longtime employee of the Washington Parish School System first as a Special Education teacher, also as principal of Mt. Hermon School and later as the special-ed coordinator. He served longest however as the Pupil Appraisal Coordinator for the parish system and later retired as the Special Education Supervisor of St. Helena Parish.
Alan enjoyed traveling and loved nature and spending time outdoors feeding birds or trail-walking. He most loved visiting with and entertaining his family and playing with his grandchildren.
Survived by:
Wife of 39 years: Rosemary Listi Graham of Mt. Hermon
Daughter and Son in law: Sharon and Jason Phillips of Mt. Hermon
2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Brent and June Graham of Franklinton, Ryan Graham of The Woodlands, TX
3 Grandchildren: Cade Phillips, Jaden Phillips, Newman Graham
Mother: Novie James Graham of Mt.Hermon
3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Jill Gasquet of Walker, Jeanie and Skip Neil of Lafayette, Janet and Barry Tisdale of Brandon, MS
Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Vince Listi, Renan and Maira Listi all of California, Julaine and Jerry Bortz of The Woodlands, TX
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his father Hubert Graham and a brother in law Henry Gasquet.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday August 28th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Brent King, Bro. Donnie Broome, and Bro. Joseph Ladner officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Grand Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jerry Bortz, Brett Bortz, Renan Listi, Andrew Tisdale, Howard Gauthreaux, Trevor Gauthreaux, Carley King, Bradley Crain
Honorary Pallbearers: Skip Neil, Barry Tisdale, Scott Moak, Alvin Graham, James Bankston, Danny Bond, Wilvie Cox, Kinell Cox, Butch Robertson, Gary Newman
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Mission Fund of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church.
 
 
Donald Ray Morris
BORN: November 3, 1938
DIED: August 27, 2013
Donald Ray Morris born November 3, 1938 passed away August 27, 2013 at Forrest Manor Nursing Home at the age of 74. He attended Mt. Pleasant Church here in Bogalusa.
He is survived by niece Kelly (Mark) Varisco of Covington, La., a nephew William Todd Morris of Bogalusa and sister-in-law Irene C. Morris also of Bogalusa, and numerous other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by parents Kennit Carol and Cecil Golda Morris and a brother Billy Carroll.
Visitation and religious services will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 12:00 P.M. Rev. Chris Fryou will officiate the services and interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
 
Farrell E. Simmons
(March 9, 1936 - August 24, 2013)
FARRELL E. SIMMONS, AGE 77
And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 6:00 am Saturday August 24, 2013 at his home. He was a longtime member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War Era. As a younger man he was a Franklinton Police Officer and Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy which was his life’s passion. Later in life Farrell was the owner/operator of Simmons’ Grocery and Hardware in Mt. Hermon for over 20 years. He enjoyed woodworking and was always a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Survived by:
Wife of 58 years: Della Ruth Simmons of Mt. Hermon
Daughter and Son in law: Sheila Simmons Painter and Mickey Painter of Mt. Hermon
Granddaughter and Spouse: Chanda Painter Goings and Arlie Goings of Mt.Hermon
Grandson: Chet Painter of Mt. Hermon
3 Sisters: Claudelle Talley of Sun, Frances Walters of Hattiesburg, MS Geraldine Blakeman of Torrance, CA
3 Sisters in law and a Brother in law: Mildred Miller, Wilda and Durwood Morgan, Johnnie Ruth Crowe
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Edgar Simmons and Allie Sharp Simmons, his brothers Jack Simmons, A.W. Simmons, and Willard Simmons, and sisters Evelyn Pugh and Kathleen Simmons.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday August 25th from 6 pm until 8 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A Masonic Rites service will be held at 10 am Monday with a funeral service at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Troy Bankston, Rev. Jeffrey Walters, and Rev. Micah Rutland officiating. Burial will follow in the Simmons Cemetery near his home.
Pallbearers: Chet Painter, Mickey Painter, Arlie Goings, Michael Miller, W.C. Creel, Michael Talley
 

Derrell Kennedy
(March 16, 1945 - August 22, 2013)
DERRELL KENNEDY, AGE 68
And a resident of Slidell died at 8:15 am Thursday August 22, 2013 at his home on the Pearl River at Indian Village. He formerly worked in construction and was a veteran of both the United States Navy and Army. Derrell was a loving father and grandfather and an avid fisherman who enjoyed spending time on the river with his friends.
Survived by:
Wife: Brenda Toney Kennedy of Franklinton
2 Daughters and a Son in law: Tina and Austin Varnado of Franklinton, Jill Kennedy Nelson of Cedar Springs, Michigan
5 Grandchildren: Devyn Thomas, Keyton Varnado, Ethyn Varnado, Justin Nelson, Danyll Kennedy Nelson
Brother and Sister in law: Dewitt and Nelda Kennedy of Union, MS
5 Sisters and a Brother in law: Adeline Morel, Faye Herring, Patricia Farve all of Bay St. Louis, MS, Jo Ann Tully of Klin, MS, Glenda and Ron Kozak of Bradenton, FL
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Otha O. Kennedy and Elsie Breland Kennedy and 2 sisters Olga Gilpin and Arlie Klien
In keeping with Derrell’s wishes he was cremated and his remains will be scattered near his home.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends on Saturday August 24th at Crain Funeral Home; 1109 Bene St. Franklinton¸ LA 70438. Visitation will begin at 2 pm Saturday until the memorial service at 4 pm with Rev. Denny Brumfield officiating.
 
 
James Ray Bryant
(March 1, 1945 - August 24, 2013)
JAMES RAY BRYANT, AGE 68
And a resident of Kentwood died Saturday morning August 24, 2013 at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home. He was a 1963 graduate of Franklinton High School and attended Sullivan Vocational School for Automotive engineering. He was a former Franklinton Police Officer and Constable of the 9th Ward for 12 years. James will be best remembered as the owner/operator of Bryant’s Auto Parts on Washington Street for over 25 years and later as a manager of Triple X Auto Parts.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and sons in law: Sherron D. Riley and Mark Denise Sanders and Blane all of Kentwood
Son and daughter in law: Rev. James W. Bryant and Michelle of Walhalla, SC
8 Grandchildren and spouses: James M. Bryant, Rebekah F. Bryant, Richard Inkenbrandt and Breann, Taylor Riley, Braxton J. Womack, Preston Womack, Jesse Sanders, Garrett Sanders
1 Great grandchild: Braydon Inkenbrandt
2 Sisters and brothers in law: Barbara Jean B. Lewis and John A. Lewis Jill B. Corkern and John all of Franklinton
1 Brother and sister in law: Randall Harvey Bryant and Kay of Bonifay, FL
Also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Sheila Faye Bryant, his parents Harvey Matthew and Naomi Dillon Bryant and a sister Sherron Elaine Bryant.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Monday, August 26, 2013 and after 9 AM Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Bryant and Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Haw Pond Cemetery.
 
 
Virginia Jones Penley
BORN: December 21, 1921
DIED: August 22, 2013
Virginia Jones Penley born December 21. 1921 passed away at her residence in Bush, La. August 22, 2013 at the age of 91. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Bush, La and was very active in the Community Center.
She is survived by a son David (Marsha) King of Atlantic Beach, Fla, a daughter Pam (Jessie) Parker of Bush, La.,Diana Hinson( Daryll ) Brown also of Bush, La., Susie (James) Brook of Franklinton, La., 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Charlotte Thomas Jones, 2 sons Tommy King and Howard King.Memorial Service will be held Saturday August 24, 2013 at the Hebron Baptist Church in Bush, La. At 2:30 P.M. with Dr. Mike Edens officiating the services.
 
 
Charlotte Rebecca Seal Erwin
(July 27, 1953 - August 21, 2013)
Charlotte Rebecca Seal Erwin, a resident of Franklinton, LA, age 60, born on July 27, 1953 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at her mothers residence in Mandeville, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Laurie Erwin (James Heath) Thomas and Chantelle Fornea; one son, Thomas B. "Bucky" (Colbye) Erwin, IV; her mother and step-father, Ella Mae (Richard) Stewart; three grandchildren, Ryleigh Patricia Erwin, Thomas Gaceson Erwin and Piper Addison Erwin.
She is preceded in death by her father, Ervin Nelson Seal; two brothers, Roland Seal and Stephen Seal; her maternal grandparents, Lillie Seal Pierce and John Pierce; her paternal grandparents, Ervin Marvin Seal and Luvenia T. Seal.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Waylon Bailey officiating and Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, LA.
 
 
Claudine Alice Miller Alexander
BORN: March 22, 1935
DIED: August 20, 2013
Claudine Alice Miller Alexander,78, a resident of Bogalusa, died Tuesday morning at her home in Bogalusa. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter Kim Miller of Bogalusa; three sons and daughter-in-laws-: Andrew (Brenda), John (Lisa) and Jody Deborah), all of Bogalusa. She is also survived by two grandchildren: Jeb McMillan Miller and Nicolas Jasper Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dudley Joe Miller, and parents John andEuna Bennett.
Mrs. Miller was an Eastern Star Past Worthy Matron of the 14th District. She was involver in Scouting in many area including den mother and pack mother to the Boy Scouts and Explorers. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Award "Silver Beaver". Mrs. Miller was also a YWCA Board Member and Campfire Board Member, and a member of the Bogalusa Sports Association. She assisted with the Blue Birds and Rainbow Girls.
Visitation will be held in the Brown-McGehee Funeral Chapel Friday August 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m with an Eastern Star Service being held at 12 noon. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Tom Patterson will officiate. A dinner will follow at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Family and friends may view and sign the online
 
 
Altus Branch
(October 1, 1930 - August 19, 2013)
ALTUS ABNER BRANCH, AGE 84
And a resident of Pine died at 5:20 pm Monday August 19, 2013 at his home. He was retired as a tug-boat captain with American Commercial Barge Lines in New Orleans and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a longtime member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church who loved fishing and enjoyed watching sports and going to the games of his son and grandchildren.
Survived by:
Wife of 63 years: Mertie Von Gerald Branch of Pine
2 Sons and Daughters in law: Ricky and Cindy Branch of West Monroe, Reggie and Jenny Branch of Angie
5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Angela and John Gullatt, Krissy and Jason Brunn, Aaron and Meridith Branch, Jason and Amanda Branch, Justin Branch and Jenna Stephens
9 Great-grandchildren: John Bailey, Kinsley, Brooks, Maddox, Maverick, Caroline, Lilly Marie, Camryn, Damien, and expected grandchild Kane
Brother and Sister in law: Ralph and Betty Branch of Bogalusa
Sister: Vickie Creel of Franklinton
Also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
He was preceded in death by his parents Levi Branch and Dollie Erwin Branch, 2 brothers Albert Branch and Charles Branch, and 4 sisters Gladys Sartin, Ruby Crain, Bonnie Gerald and Margie Dobson
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday August 21st from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Thursday with Bro. Brent King, Bro. Richard Magee and Bro. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the New Gerald Cemetery.
 
 
Florida Elaine McNabb Fornea
(July 10, 1947 - August 19, 2013)
Florida Elaine McNabb Fornea, age 66, a resident of Varnado, LA, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Angela Fornea and Kasey (James) Johnson; one son, Timothy Fornea; two sisters, Nita Faye Gerald and Allie Mae Mancuso; two brothers, Basil McNabb and Kenneth McNabb; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Fornea; her parents, Hollis B. McNabb and Mae Don Baughman McNabb; a sister, Dimple Marie Darr; two brothers, Hollis Ferrill McNabb and Julius McNabb; a grandson, Eric Michael Freeman; a great-grandchild, Faith Saucier.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
 
James Knox Wilson
(October 19, 1939 - August 16, 2013) 
James Knox Wilson, 73, a resident of Bogalusa and a veteran of the Vietnam War, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his daughters Kera Wilson (Buddy) Kelch of Pearl River, LA and Carla Jean Wilson of Pearl River, LA. One sister, Janice Ann Wilson of Bogalusa, LA. Mr. Wilson is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday, August 19, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with a visitation to begin at 9:00 am and run until the funeral service at 11:00 am. Rev. Larry Hunt will officiate the service with interment to follow at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery with graveside military rites performed by Magic City Post #24.
 

Jeannette R Horne
BORN: March 19, 1965
DIED: August 14, 2013
Jeannette Rene Horne age 48 passed away Aug. 14, 2013 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill NC. She was a native of Bogalusa La. And resident of Hamlet NC. She is survived by her husband Richard "Rick" Horne of Hamlet North Carolina. Two sons Christopher Phelps of Picayune Ms. And Levi Jenkins of Greenville Ms. Her mother Lois Craft of Liberty Ms, brothers Joe Phelps of Slidell La and Michael Parker of Bogalusa La. Sisters Marie Phelps of Picayune Ms, Rose Starks of Varnado La, Dianne Blackwell of Covington La. Grandchildren, Christopher Kyle Phelps, Candace Phelps, Brianna Horne. Special niece Sherry White. Also many other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Alton Phelps brother Leroy Phelps, sisters Gloria Fay Phelps, Sandy Stansberry, and Joyce Phelps.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Sunday August 18, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Services will be held in the chapel on Monday Aug. 19 2013 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. David Pigott will officiate.
 
 
Robert "Bobby" Jordan
BORN: October 11, 1965
DIED: August 15, 2013
Robert "Bobby" Jordan born October 11, 1965 passed away August 15, 2013 at the L.S.U. Medical Center here in Bogalusa at the age of 47. He was a native and longtime resident of Bogalusa. He was a member of Lee Hill Baptist Church in Folsom, La.
Robert is survived by his mother, Wyoma Whitehead Jordan of Bogalusa, his wife Hilda Creel Jordan of Bogalusa, 3 brothers, Thomas Earl Jordan of Bogalusa, Fred Allen Howell Jr. of TN., Freddie Lynn Howell also of Bogalusa, 2 step-sons, James Bennett and George Todd Bennett both of Denham Springs, 2 step-daughters, Edith Jeanette Mitchell and Geneva Ann Price both also of Denham Springs,step-brother Tony Jordan of Bogalusa, 2 half sisters Lottie Howell of Gulfport MS. And Mary Jane Howell of Independence, La., 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces nephews and other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by father, Buford Earl Jordan, step-brother, Brayan and Chasity Lynn Whitehead.
Visitation will be Saturday August 17, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and will resume Sunday August 18, 2013 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Leon Hickman will officiate the services with the interment following at the Neal Cemetery in Folsom, La.
 
 
Helen Knight
(April 20, 1926 - August 16, 2013) 
HELEN ELIZABETH FAIRBURN KNIGHT, AGE 87
And a resident of Franklinton died Friday afternoon August 16, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and always a very friendly person. She enjoyed being outdoors and gladly feeding her family and those that visited her. Mrs. Helen loved quilting, often displaying her quilts annually at the Washington Parish Fair.
Survived by:
Son and Daughter in law: Louis Shelby Knight, II and Laura Knight of Franklinton
Daughter and Son in law: Suellen and Robert “Bob” Sowerwine of Slidell
Daughter in law: Lila Knight of Franklinton
6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Louis Shelby Knight, III and Angela Knight, Christopher James Knight and Tiffany Gremillion, Robert Sowerwine, Jr. Jeff and Lisa Sowerwine, Scott and Rhonda Sowerwine Jeff Craft
Sister: Frances Pierre of Independence
Brother: Dudley Fairburn of Enon
8 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-great-grandchildren
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Shelby Knight, her parents Henry Fairburn and Ella Corkern Fairburn, 4 sisters, 3 brothers and an infant sister.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday August 20th from 9 am until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Louis Knight, III, Chris Knight, Robert Sowerwine, Jr., Jeff Sowerwine, Scott Sowerwine, Greg Graves
 
William Roy Lilly
(May 24, 1957 - August 15, 2013) 
WILLIAM ROY LILLY, AGE 56
And a resident of Lucedale, MS died Thursday August 15, 2013 at his home. He was a native of Mt. Hermon and had spent about 15 years recently in Boone County, AR. Roy was a former self-employed carpenter and a member of First Jesus Name Church of Benndale, MS. He loved playing his guitar and often collecting them and he enjoyed the outdoors.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Monica and Tyrel Ford of Benndale, MS
Son and Daughter in law: Kenny and Jamie Lilly of Maynardville, TN
4 Grandchildren: Kadence Ford, Jake Ford, Dustin Lilly, Andrew Cook
Parents: Bill and Lavenia Lilly of Mt. Hermon
Brother and Sister in law: Bobby and Sonya Lilly of Missouri
3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Venie and Billy Wayne Spears of Thomas, Marilyn and Wayne Taylor of Franklinton, Darlene and Raymond Garcia of Mt. Hermon
Also numerous nieces and nephews
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday August 18th from 9 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Terry McCain and Bro. William Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to help with his final expenses .
 
Buddy Earl Jenkins
(March 16, 1961 - August 14, 2013)
BUDDY JENKINS, AGE 52
And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 4:20 pm Wednesday August 14, 2013 at his home. He was the owner/operator of Jenkins Trucking who enjoyed relaxing on his boat during free time spent at the lake. He loved to Bar-B-Que and spend time with his family playing with his grandchildren.
Survived by:
Wife: Johnna Coyle Jenkins of Mt. Hermon
4 Sons and Daughters in law: Glen and Amanda Jenkins of Arab, AL, Joey and Crystal Jenkins of Franklinton, Justin Jenkins, Jamie Jenkins both of Mt. Hermon
Daughter and Son in law: Jessica Jenkins Crain and Bryan Crain of Franklinton
8 Grandchildren: Cory Jenkins, Delilah Jenkins, Molly Jenkins, Glador Singleton, Blake Jenkins, Ava Jenkins, Brayden Jenkins and his mother Kayla Mitchell, Bryson Scott Varnado
An Expected granddaughter: Kinsley Crain
2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Dale and Gloria Jenkins of Franklinton, Jimmy and Carolyn Jenkins of Tylertown
Sister: Linda Barber of Franklinton
Special Nephew: Roger Barber of Franklinton
Father in law and Mother in law: John Henry Coyle of Mt. Hermon, Bobbie Nell Coyle of Zachary
Former Father in law: James Wallace of Arab, AL
Special Friends: Brent Dillon, Greg Barber, David Menard, McCoy Bickham
Also several other nephews and nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents Edgar Earl Jenkins and Margie Spears Jenkins, a brother Shelby Jenkins, sister Shirley Jenkins and an infant brother Bruce Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday August 16th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 11 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Denny Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his sons Glen Jenkins, Joey Jenkins, Justin Jenkins, Jamie Jenkins and nephews Roger Barber and Chris Jenkins.
 
 
Carlos Otha Miller
BORN: October 26, 1939
DIED: August 13, 2013
Carlos Otha Miller born October 26, 1939 passed away August 13, 2013 at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital at the age of 73. He served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany for three and a half years. Carlos was also a member of Talley's Chapel Community Church in Sun, La.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years ,Barbara Munizza Miller of Sun, La., 2 sons Christopher (Teresa) Miller of Abita Springs, La. And Chad Dean (Hali) Miller of Rio, 4 grandchildren , Courtney(Bradee)Lavere, Nicholas Laine Miller, Nicholas Ammons and Tucker Martin and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Otha and Addie Fauntlaroy Miller, 3 brothers John David Miller, Tillman "Monk" Miller and Elzy Lee Miller, 1 sister Olivia Sharp.
Visitation and Memorial services will be held Saturday August 17, 2013 at Talley's Chapel Community Church starting at 11:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Leo Burge and Rev. Randy Magee will officiate the services.
 
 
John Harmon Hill
(May 6, 1946 - August 13, 2013)
John Harmon Hill, 67, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the United States Navy four years with two tours in Vietnam on swift boats. He was a member of swift boats association, NRA and American Legion Post #24. He worked 27 years as a diesel and hydraulic instructor at Northshore Technical College. After retirement he enjoyed gardening, hunting and most of all loving his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Giordano Hill of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Casey (Crystal) Hill of Bogalusa, LA and Jason (Amy) Hill of Sun, LA; two brothers, Jimmie Hill of Bogalusa, LA and Clyde Ray Hill of Hammond, LA; grandchildren, Trilby, Koen and Southern Hill and Lilli Hill expected in December.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Isaiah and Clovis Hill; four brothers, Thomas, Prentiss, Charles and Bennie Hill.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with the Funeral Services to be held at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Pete Underwood will be officiating with Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
Active Pallbearers will be, Acy Hartfield, Lane Birtel, Buddy Jenkins, Roy Wells, Joe Dillon, Richard Cothern, Bennie Schillings and Odie Hughes.
 
 
Connie Sue Mulina
(March 13, 1942 - August 11, 2013)
CONNIE SUE BATEMAN MULINA, AGE 71
And a resident of Franklinton died Sunday night August 11, 2013 at Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas where she was visiting with family. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church who truly enjoyed cooking for family and getting together for holiday gatherings. She loved spending her time with the love of her life Billie, gardening and enjoying their beautiful yard. Connie was a devoted and loving wife for 52 years and a dedicated and amazing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Survived by:
3 Children and a spouse: Billie W. Mulina and Madonna Mulina of Poplarville, MS, Michael and Christine Mulina of Aransas Pass, TX, Melinda S. Villere of Franklinton
10 Grandchildren and spouses: Steven A. Mulina of Aransas Pass, TX, James and Glenna Mulina of Homer, David M. Mulina of Baton Rouge, Kristy and Mark Theriot of Gonzales, Denise Watts of Livington, Brandy Mitchell of Baton Rouge, Billie and Jozet LaCroix of Franklinton, Megan Mulina of Aransas Pass, TX, Madison Villere, Masey Villere both of Franklinton
14 Great grandchildren
Sister and brother in law: Yvonne and Justin Bahm of Husser, LA
She was preceded in death recently by her husband of 52 years Billie Sam Mulina, her parents Claude and Lillie Batman, a sister Shirley Creel, and 2 brothers William Claude “Bud” Bateman and Ronald Garland Bateman.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 9 PM Thursday, August 15, 2013 and after 9 AM on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stan Statham and Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
Myrtle Lee Reviere Magee
BORN: November 26, 1928
DIED: August 10, 2013
Myrtle Lee Reviere Magee age 84 passed away Aug. 10, 2013 at her residence here in Bogalusa La. She is survived by her children Gwendolyn (Bruce) Cooper, Terrie (Ben) Slade, and Ted Magee. Grandchildren, Bruce Cooper, George "Brice" Cooper, Susan Cooper, Kenneth Spears, Daniel Spears, Christopher Spears, Ted Magee Jr., Scott Magee, Kim (Albert) Mischler, Anna (John) Ober, Heather Slade, and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willmon Huey "Bill" Magee, son Charles Chalmers Spears, parents Willie Richard and Hester Strahan Magee, two brothers and seven sisters.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday Aug 14, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Thursday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. burial will be in Strahan Cemetery. Brother Leran Hunt will officiate.
 
 
Barbara Dianne Gauley
(November 30, 1958 - August 10, 2013)
Barbara Dianne Gauley, age 54, born on November 30, 1958 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her daughter, Lillian Dianne (Kelly) Moore of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Roger Sander of Covington, LA; two granddaughters, Breanna Moore and Kaley Moore.
Visitation will be held at Superior Avenue Baptist Church from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay Norwood to officiate on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Hamp Burris, II
(September 29, 1956 - August 9, 2013)
Karl Hampton "Hamp" Burris, a lifelong resident of Franklinton, Louisiana passed away at 10:10 AM on Friday, August 9, 2013, at Canon Hospice in Metairie, Louisiana following a three year struggle with head and neck cancer. Hamp worked for over 35 years in the oil industry, his last job as a consultant for New Prospects Company. He was a loving father and grandfather, an avid hunter and fisherman who most enjoyed spending time with friends at his camp in Mississippi. Hamp faced the end of his illness with remarkable courage, taking great care to plan for those he loved.
Survived by:
One son: Jordan Burris
One granddaughter: Adelaide Palmer
Two sisters and brothers-in-law: Debra Burris and Stan Caron of New Orleans, Marianna and Donald Jenkins of Franklinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents Versie Hodges Burris and Karl Hampton Burris Sr.
In keeping with Hamp's wishes, he was cremated and his remains will be scattered at his camp. - Donations may be made on line in Hamp's memory to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.
 
 
Carolyn Jenkins Stroud
BORN: December 22, 1947
DIED: August 8, 2013
Carolyn Jenkins Stroud age 65 passed away August 8, 2013 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Bogalusa and Member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. She also worked at Bogalusa Community Medical Center for 38 years.
She is survived by her husband Eddie Stroud of Bogalusa. Son Marshall "Marty" Crosby of Bogalusa. One daughter Shannon Crosby Moore "Kent" of Bogalusa. Brothers Marshall "Buddy" Jenkins of Bogalusa and Danny Jenkins of Bogalusa. Grandchildren Marshall Lee Crosby Jr., Hannah Moore, Justin Moore and Alston Moore. Six nieces and four nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents O'Neal and Lazelle Jenkins.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Sunday August 11, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Monday August 12, 2013 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be is Magee Cemetery. Rev. Pete Underwood will officiate. Pallbearers will be Richard T. Moore, Ray Pratts, Gary Magee, Todd Graham, Glen Magee, and Ricky Culpepper.I In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Buliding Fund
 
 
Ray Lynn White
(January 1, 1941 - August 10, 2013)
RAY LYNN WHITE, AGE 72
And a resident of Loranger died at 4:30 pm Saturday August 10, 2013 at his home. He was formerly a self-employed carpenter who loved fishing and hunting. He was a member of New Sharon Baptist Church and previously was an active member of Chappapeela Baptist Church where he was a deacon and led the singing.
Survived by:
Wife of 46 years: Ruth Vining White of Loranger
3 Sons and Daughters in law: Heath and Tiffany White of North Carolina, Eric and Charity White of Walker, Curtis and Julie White of Loranger
Daughter and Son in law: Debbie and Freddy Mount of Monterey, LA
13 Grandchildren: Lathan Davis, Tanya Davis, Grayson White, Jamie White, Jacob White, Michaela Thorpe, Meaghan Thorpe, Jaeson White, Reese White, Neela White, Jessie Mount-Patrick, Pete Mount, Raelin Mount
6 Great-grandchildren: Jace White, Zoe White, Kayleigh Mount, Madeline Mount, Bella Mount, Logan Wilson
A Sister: Janet Cortez of Metairie
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Sue White, and a brother Ralph White.
Visitation will be at New Sharon Baptist Church Monday August 12th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at the church after 9 am Tuesday until the funeral service at 11 am with Bro. Ron Ball and Bro. Darryl Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Chappapeela Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
Ouida Thomas
BORN: July 14, 1931
DIED: August 7, 2013
Ouida Thomas age 82 passed away Aug 7, 2013 at Resthaven Living Center. She was a resident of the Lees Creek Community.
She is survived by two sisters Nora Thomas Byrd "Lamar" of Isabel, and betty Joe Thomas Breath "Charlie" of Bogalusa. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Dave and Leta Haley Thomas, Brothers Vernon, David, Royce, and H.P. Thomas. Sisters Edith Thomas Dupuy and her "twin" Veda Thomas Vaughn. Nephew Cliff Stewart.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday August 9, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Chapel services will be held on Saturday August 10, 2013 in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Hayes Creek Cemetery at Clifton. Rev. Jeff Mizell will officiate
 
 
Vera Wilson Nobles
(May 17, 1932 - August 8, 2013)
VERA GLENN WILSON NOBLES, AGE 81
died at 8:25 pm Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa. She was a lifelong resident of Pine and a faithful member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved to play the piano and many may remember her “playing the washtub” at Mile Branch Settlement.
Survived by:
Husband of 65 years: Denver Nobles of Pine
2 Sons and Daughters in law: Denver Nobles, Jr. and Roselyn Nobles of Scott, LA, Rodney and 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
11 Great-grandchildren: Haley and Austin Nobles, Gabe Faye, Taya, Troy and Tyler Nobles, Kylie and Talyn Nobles, Cadence Nobles, Vera Nobles
Step-brother and Spouse: Leroy and Billie Breland of Baton Rouge
Step-sister: Janice Ard of Varnado
Sister in law: Ollie Cadenhead of Kentwood
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Clifton Wilson and Rebecca Ingram Wilson, her step-father Berkley Breland, and infant brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday August 10th from 4 pm until 8 pm and after 10 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Morgan Farmer and Eld. Billy Reyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Midway Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Matthew Nobles, Berkley Nobles, Brent Nobles, Jim Nobles, Joe Nobles
 
 
David Earl Sistler
(December 4, 1923 - August 7, 2013)
DAVID EARL SISTLER, AGE 89
And a resident of Franklinton died at 5:35 pm Wednesday August 7, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a native of Pope County, Illinois and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He graduated with a Masters degree in Agriculture from the University of Illinois and was a longtime Ag teacher at Arthur High School. Upon retirement, David moved to Louisiana to be near his son, daughter in law and namesake grandson.
Survived by:
Wife: Ruth Ann Caldwell Sistler of Franklinton
Son and Daughter in law: Frederick and Audrey Sistler of Rantoul, IL
Foster Daughter: Connie Kaye
Grandson and Spouse: David and Sarah Rose Sistler of Roanoke, VA
3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Katherine and Arthur McConnaughay of Broken Arrow, OK, Naomi Bronson, Elaine Wolf of both of Northern Illinois
3 Step-sons: Curtis Randal Bell, Dennis Wayne Bell both of Bogalusa Phillip Duane Bell of Pine
4 Step-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his first wife Lola Mae Simmons Sistler, his parents Earl Sistler and Lillian Williamson Sistler and a sister Beulah McConnaughay
Mr. Sistler will be laid to rest, in the near future, with a memorial service at the grave of his first wife in Kerley Cemetery near Simpson, Illinois.
 
 
Dana Michelle Stoker
BORN: January 22, 1972
DIED: August 5, 2013
Dana Michelle Stoker born January 22, 1972 passed away August 5, 2013 at the St. Tammany Hospital in Covington La. at the age of 41 of a long and lengthy illness. She was also known as "Dana Bug", and was also a member of the First Baptist Church here in Bogalusa.
She survived by her Mother, Shirley Robbins Stoker of Bogalusa, her father Gary(Robin)Stoker of New Hebron, MS., a daughter Kristian Stoker of Angie, Staci (Ronnie)Walker of Angie, 1 grandchild , aunt and uncle Bobbie and Gus Magee of Angie, 3 beloved nephews Austin and Alex Stogner and James Walker, 1 niece Brooke Applewhite, and numerous family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Craston and Ruby Robbins and Paternal grandparents, Forrest and Ollie Mae Stoker, and brother-in-law Stacy Stogner.
Dana was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 7, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Thursday August 8, 2013 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Mike Thomas will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Seal Cemetery in Varnado La.
 
 
Tammie Rebecca Eubanks
(March 15, 1958 - August 6, 2013)
Tammie Rebecca Eubanks, age 55, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the LSU Bogalusa Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by a daughter, Cassie (Michael) Seal; a son, Billy Eubanks; a brother, James "Jimmy" Kennedy; a brother-in-law, Cliff Jones; a grandchild, Ryan Seal; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James Kennedy and Margie Berry Kennedy; and a sister, Charlotte Jones.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Interment to follow at Kennedy Cemetery in Stateline, LA.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to help with the funeral expenses.
 
Melissa Suzette Diaz
BORN: May 31, 1983
DIED: August 4, 2013
Melissa Suzette Diaz age 30 passed away Aug 4, 2013 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She is survived by her son Nicholas David Diaz of Bogalusa, three daughters Kellie Savanna Diaz of Bogalusa La, Emma Diaz Picayune Ms, and Lily Diaz of Lake Charles. Her mother Marian Slade of Bogalusa, her father Alex Diaz of Falfurrias Tx, and her sisters Jennifer lea Diaz of Pearl River La and Aleisha Alexandria Landry of Bay St. Louis Ms. She was also survived by her fiance' Brad Jones of Bogalusa La.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 4 pm until time for services in the chapel at 5 pm. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Lucille Darlene Jenkins
BORN: April 17, 1957
DIED: August 1, 2013
Lucille Darlene Jenkins born April 17, 1957 passed away August 1, 2013 at the L.S.U. Medical Center here in Bogalusa at the age of 56. She was a native of Bogalusa and was a member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Clayton Lavon Jenkins of Pine, 2 brothers James David Jenkins and Daniel Lavon Jenkins both of Pine, 2 daughters Mona Angel'e (Roy)Budde of Mt. Hermon and Laura Michelle Luke of Pine, 3 sisters Lucy Gail Johnson of Tennessee, Johnnie Lynn (Byron)Larkin of DeRidder, La. And Lorraine Chinese'Creel of Bogalusa, 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by parents JD and Stella Lavena Rester Jones, a son Dillie Andrew Jenkins and a brother-in-law Clinton Odell Luke.
Visitation will begin on Saturday August 3, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home starting at 4:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and will resume Sunday August 4,2013 after 8:00A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Billy Reyer and Rev. Morgan Farmer will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Van Jenkins Cemetery.
 
 
Wayne Alford
(March 15, 1942 - August 3, 2013)
WAYNE EUGENE ALFORD, AGE 71
And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 7:30 pm Saturday August 3, 2013 at his home. He was a longtime member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired as a pipe-fitter with the Local 198 and was also a retired dairyman who enjoyed spending his time drinking coffee and visiting with friends at Brooks’ Café. Wayne was well known as a kind and friendly neighbor who would help others any way that he could.
Survived by:
Wife of 50 years: Sue Alford of Mt. Hermon
Son: David Alford of Mt. Hermon
2 Daughters and a Son in law: Patty Alford of Mt.Hermon, Kristi and William Morgan of Denton, TX
5 Grandchildren: Trenton Alford, Mason Alford, Alex Brock, Wesley Morgan, Kyla Morgan
Sister: Emma McDaniel and her friend Jack Rainey both of Baton Rouge
Brother and Sister in law: Hughie and Betty Alford of Hammond
Also numerous sisters in law and brothers in law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Creason Alford and Claudia McElveen Alford.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday August 6th from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Kemp officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
Maloyd Thomas
(January 25, 1921 - August 2, 2013)
MALOYD THOMAS AGE 92,
A loving husband and father, an avid farmer, cattleman, fisherman and hunter, died at 8:17 am Friday August 2, 2013 at his home in Franklinton. He was born on January 25, 1921 in Walthal County, MS the son of Murphy J. Thomas and Rosette Ard Thomas. He was married 72 years to his loving wife Inez McCain Thomas. Maloyd was a longtime employee of Thigpen Concrete and a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton. He was a Civil Conservation Corps volunteer serving during the great depression and working throughout the United States.
Survived by:
Wife of 72 years: Inez McCain Thomas of Franklinton
2 Grandsons: John Keith Thomas of Metairie, William Dane Thomas of Franklinton
Nephew: Roderick Cornelius Smith of Texas
He was preceded in death by a son Richard Dane Thomas, his parents Murphy J. Thomas and Rosette Ard Thomas, a sister Evelyn Thomas Smith and nephew Brett Raynard Smith.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday August 5th from 9 am until 11 am. A celebration of Maloyd’s life will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
Mary Ann Penton Luper
(March 19, 1945 - August 2, 2013)
MARY ANN PENTON LUPER, AGE 68
And a resident of Angie died at 8:30 am Friday August 2, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and a retired truck driver with Western Dairy Transportation. She was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by:
Daughter: Juwana Jesse Conner of Shuqualak, MS
2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Craig and Ann Luper, Kevin Sheret Luper all of Pine
8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Theresa and Lamar Alsobrooks, Jay Conner, Bobby and Sarah Riggs, Christopher and Leighann Luper, Lane and Jessica Luper, T.J. and Heather Luper, Logan and Brittany Seals, Raven and Scott Martin
10 Great-grandchildren
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Leroy L. Luper, her parents John Wilson Penton and Ruby Dean Taylor Penton, and a brother Corbett W. Penton.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday August 4th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Brent King and Bro. Darren Uzel officiating. Burial will follow in Harmony Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandsons Bobby Riggs, Christopher Luper, T.J. Luper, Lane Luper, Jay Conner, Logan Seals, Scott Martin, Lamar Alsobrooks
An Honorary Pallbearer is her nephew Randall Penton
 
 
Elizabeth T. Thomas
(January 7, 1920 - July 31, 2013)
ELIZABETH T. THOMAS, AGE 93
And a resident of the Thomas Community died at 7:15 am Wednesday July 31, 2013 at her home. She was the oldest person living in the Thomas Community and was the oldest grandchild of the late Simon S. Thomas, the founder of Thomas. She was a lifelong member of Thomas First Baptist Church and a homemaker who had retired from working in the cafeteria of Thomas School.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Carolyn and Nick Smith of Thomas,
2 Sons and daughters in law: Harold and Betty Thomas of Thomas, Randy and Jackie Thomas of Clifton
Daughter in law: Helen Thomas
9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Grant Thomas, Jeff and Yolanda Thomas, Tim and Angela Thomas, Monica and Bradley Barber, Ramona Thomas, Clay and Kensy Thomas, Cole and Patricia Thomas, Shelley Thomas, Emily and Wes Stewart
9 Great-grandchildren: Haylee Thomas, Trent Thomas, Lana Thomas, Dallas Reid, Laura Thomas, Samuel Thomas, Isaac Barber, Zachary Thomas, Isabella Barber
4 Sisters and a Brother in law: Isabel Hayman, Ada Merle Menish, Ladonia Hill, Janette and Tommy Ahlman
3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Dewey and Frankie Thomas, Phillip Ray and Shirley Thomas, Douglas Thomas
3 Sisters in law: Elizabeth B. Thomas, Mabel Thomas, Wanda Nell Thomas
Brother in law: J.S. Thomas
Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Herman L. Thomas, a son Horace Thomas, her parents Comodore Thomas and Marie Ard Thomas, sister Waver Jordan and brother Simon Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday, August 1st from 9 AM until the time of the funeral service at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Denny Brumfield and Rev. Tony Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tim Thomas, Jeff Thomas, Clay Thomas, Cole Thomas, Bradley Barber, Trent Thomas, Wes Stewart
 
 
Sylvia Brooks Ramey
(August 25, 1956 - July 29, 2013)
SYLVIA JEAN BROOKS RAMEY, AGE 56
And a resident of Franklinton died at 11:05 PM Monday, July 29, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, Louisiana.
She was a longtime certified nursing assistant with the Guest House in Slidell. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and sons in law: Janine and Kenneth Keigans of Moultrie, GA; Elizabeth and Shawn Morse of Franklinton
Mother: Louella Randol Brooks of Wilmer
Grandchildren: Bret Naylar, Logan Fredericks, Emily Keigans, Billy Keigans, Anna Keigans, Hailey Keigans, Rebekah Keigans, Kayla Ramey, Magen Ramey
2 Sisters and a brother in law: Valerie Burgess; Leesa and Mike Pierce all of Wilmer
Brothers and Sister in law: Leo James and Susie Brooks of Wilmer
Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by a daughter Paula Dean Ramey, father Leo F. Brooks and her grandparents.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 10 am until the funeral service at 1 PM in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Jason Skipper and Leo James Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilmer Church Cemetery.
 
 
Marcia Petrie Landry
(April 14, 1939 - July 27, 2013)
Marcia A. Landry, age 74 received her angel wings on July 27, 2013. She was born April 14, 1939 in Pontiac, Michigan. She was the oldest of four children and daughter of the late Merrill D. Petrie and Marjorie C. Petrie of Pontiac, Michigan. Marcie is survived by her husband of 47 years Donald N. Landry of Franklinton, Louisiana, brother Mark Petrie and sister Marlene Petrie of Clearwater, FL, her sister Michele Petrie Dawson of Waterford, Michigan, 2 step daughters Dayle L. Landry of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi , and Donna A. Landry Visalia, California, granddaughter Melissa A. Landry of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and niece Audrey Dawson and nephews Mark Dawson and Christopher Dawson. Her beloved Dalmatian Lacey.
Marcie’s life included many different facets consisting of but not limited to flight attendant for United Airlines, accomplished horse woman and teaching. For all who knew her, there would never be a better friend. We love and will truly miss her.
A private gathering will be held at a later date for a celebration of Marcie’s life.
 
 
Gary Alvis Leslie
BORN: July 20, 1947
DIED: July 26, 2013
Gary Alvis Leslie born July 20, 1947 passed away July 26, 2013 at the Bogalusa L.S.U. Medical Center at the age of 66. He was a native of Bogalusa and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Varnado.
He is survived by his loving wife Sarah Jones Leslie of Bogalusa, 1 son Gary Ryan Leslie of Bogalusa, 2 daughters,Joy Valentine(Jimbo)Stevenson of Bogalusa and Kimberly Hope (Dale) Wicker of Covington. 2 brothers, Tim (Rita) Leslie and Richard Leslie both of Bogalusa, 2 sisters, Josie Cecil Hartzog of Angie, and Margarette Galloway of Bogalusa, 5 Grandchildren, Chase Kinley, James Stevenson III, Laurea Wicker, Jackson Wicker, and Gage Leslie, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents Cecil Floyd and Mildred Lavane Doan Leslie, 3 brothers, William Leslie, Charles Leslie and Cecil Leslie, and sisters, Freda Miller, Laura Lee Cobb and Baby Lavane.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday July 28, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.with services at 2:00 P.M. Rev Lynn Martin and Rev. Mike Thomas will officiate the services.
He was dearly loved by his wife and children and will be greatly missed.
Brown-McGehee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Joyce L Scardino
BORN: December 31, 1929
DIED: July 21, 2013
Joyce L. Scardino age 83 passed away July 21, 2013 at Myrtles Nursing Center in Columbia Ms. She was a resident of Angie La. She is survived by two sons James Louis Scardino of Manasa Va. And Leanard Raymond Scardino of Hattiesburg Ms. One daughter Lynn Marie Seal. One Brother Louis Dauernheim of Tuson AZ. Fourteen grandchildren, one step grandchild and thirteen Great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Scardino, son Joseph Scardino the III, parents W. Lewis and Gertrude Dauernheim, one brother Rev. Dr. John Dauernheim and a sister Audrey Platt.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday July 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. until time for service at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
 
Harry Richard "Dick" Powell
(February 12, 1939 - July 23, 2013)
Harry Richard "Dick" Powell, born on February 12, 1939, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA at the age of 74.
He was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Powell of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Valerie Ann Powell Bourgeois of Dequincy, LA; one son, Martin Powell of Lucedale, MS; two step-children, Leslie (James) Raborn of Petal, MS and Niki (Gregg) Smith of Clayton, NY; one half brother, Donnie Powell of Oklahoma; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by a son, Shawn Powell; a son-in-law, Kenneth Bourgeois.
There will be a Graveside Service on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate followed by Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Dr. Andrew Thomas Morgan
(October 29, 1934 - July 21, 2013)
The Lord called his faithful servant, Dr. Andrew Thomas Morgan, home to his eternal rest on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 11:40 a.m.
Bro. Tommy was born in Princeton, Florida on October 29, 1934. His family later settled in Funston, Georgia. Tommy graduated from Moultrie High School and went on to earn a Doctorate of Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Tommy is survived by he devoted wife of 59 years, Helen Jane Melton Morgan; children, Jenny Lynn Morgan Rogers and husband Johnny Rogers; Andrew Charles Morgan and wife, Dawn Kimble Morgan, Janet Carol Morgan Kayvani and Judy Helen Morgan Prince; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a sister, Dorothy Morgan Snodgrass; two brothers, Carl Morgan and wife Lois, and Billy Ray Morgan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law include, Mary Ellen Melton Gaines, Calvin and Sandra Melton Croy, Larry and Barbara Melton, and Tim and Frieda Melton Jones, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rupert and Eloise Hawkins Morgan; a brother, David Morgan; a sister, Betty Sue Morgan Gaines.
Bro Tommy faithfully served the Lord, pastoring churches in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana for 62 years. His desire was to see people come to saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Springhill Baptist Church in Franklinton, LA from 12:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Huey Moak, Rev. Billy Galloway, Rev. Stan Statham and Dr. Johnny Rogers officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Gideons for the purchase of Bibles to spread the Word of God.
"As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:15
 
 
Barbara Hartzog Magee
(January 30, 1935 - July 20, 2013)
Barbara Hartzog Magee, age 78, born on January 30, 1935, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church; Town and Country Homemakers Club and The Golden Girls.
She is survived by one daughter, Lori Magee Arguelles of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Terry (DeWanda) Magee of Bogalusa, LA and Ted (Janet) Magee of Baton Rouge, LA; one brother, Ronnie Hartzog of Lakeport, CA; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, T.A. Magee; her parents, Seymon Saxon Hartzog, Sr. and Mattie Grimesly Hartzog; a brother, Seymon Saxon Hartzog, Jr.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jim Stayton officiating and Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Henry Leo Liuzza, Jr.
(November 1, 1948 - July 18, 2013)
HENRY LEO LIUZZA, JR. AGE 64
And a resident of Franklinton died at 5:45 pm Thursday July 18, 2013 at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and retired from the Department of Environmental Quality. He enjoyed drinking coffee while visiting with his friends and also cooking for his family, especially his favorite breads. Leo was a frequent card-player but loved to spend most of his time playing golf. He was a loving husband, father, and a very caring devoted grandfather.
Survived by:
Wife: Jo Ann Magee Liuzza of Franklinton
3 Daughters and Sons in law: Lindsey Marie Liuzza of New Orleans, Dr. Wendy Simmons Moreland and Richard Moreland of Huntsville, AL, Dr. Melissa Simmons Riess and Kelly Riess of Orlando, FL
4 Grandchildren: Sarah Riess, Megan Moreland, Kate Moreland, Henry “Hank” Maureaux
2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Mary Liuzza Thornhill and David Thornhill of Albany, Rosalie Liuzza Blackledge and Gary Blackledge of League City, TX
Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Rickey and Cathy Magee of Franklinton, June and Richard Byrd of Baton Rouge
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by son Jay Simmons, his parents Henry Leo Liuzza, Sr. and Josephine “Phyne” Costa Liuzza, 3 Sisters Henrietta Liuzza Kirby, Antoinette Liuzza, Kathryn Liuzza and brother in law Larry Magee.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday July 20th from 10 until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts, Rev. Dale Parker, and Richard Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ronnie “Luke” Blackledge, Henry “Jake” Blackledge, Garland Thornhill, Mike McNeal, Daniel Cheramie, Evan Magee
Honorary Pallbearers: Buddy Clesi, Dick Guerin, Ben Jones, Ron McGlothlin, Buddy Crain, Randy Magee, Bob Wallace, Anthony Liuzza, Hulen Mashon, Mike Bollinger, Jack Liuzza
Memorial donations can also be made to First Baptist Church of Franklinton or the Charles Montgomery Scholarship Fund c/o FBC-Franklinton.
 
 
Lucy Jane Stogner
(February 19, 1940 - July 16, 2013)
LUCY JANE COOPER STOGNER, AGE 73
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:50 PM Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.
She was a volunteer at the Council on Aging Pine Mill Site where she was known as “Sarge”. She enjoyed quilting and doing puzzles. She loved following her kids in baseball and was a sports fan.
Survived by:
2 Sons and daughters in law: Kendall and Lora Stogner; Richard and Belinda Stogner all of Franklinton
1 Grandson: Blake Stogner 2 Granddaughters and spouses: Deanne and Brandon Minarik; Adrian and Brian O’Bryant
2 Great grandsons: Braisyn O’Bryant and Wyatt Minairk
Expected granddaughter: Madeline Kate Minarik
2 Sisters: Maxie Gerald of Franklinton; Nell Stogner of Arkansas
Brother: Billy Ray Cooper of Brookhaven
She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie J. Stogner, her parents Jordan and Olivia Crain Cooper, a sister and brother Dot and Clifford Gerald and a sister Margie Sonier, brother Charlie Cooper, brothers in law Steve Stogner, Charles Stogner, James Stogner, John Stogner and sister in law Bonnie Knight and Lucille Creel.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Thursday, July 18, 2013 and after 11 AM Friday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Acy’s Creek Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers prefers donations be made to Counsel on Aging Pine Mill Site.
 
 
Inge Vogel Knott
(October 23, 1919 - July 15, 2013)
INGE VOGEL KNOTT, AGE 93
And a resident of Franklinton died at 3:54 pm Monday July 15, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a native of Chemnitz, Germany and met her husband there during his time in World War II. Together they moved around the southern United States before moving to Franklinton in 1954 and later to Patterson, LA. Upon retirement, they settled again in Franklinton where she enjoyed gardening alongside her husband. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed watching soccer and rugby after her children’s involvement in the sports. Mrs. Knott loved traveling, even visiting her native Germany on occasion to reconnect with family and friends.
Survived by:
3 Daughters: Hazel “Pete” Kaletta of Pimbroke Pines, FL, Sarah Sealock of Plano, TX, Erika Knott and her partner Kelly Bryson of New Orleans
Son and Daughter in law: Alex and Theresa Knott of Patterson, LA
7 Grandchildren
9 Great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Henry “Tom” Knott, granddaughters Sarabeth Sealock and Kathleen Sealock, her parents Alexander and Johannah Vogel, and her three sisters Margot, Ruth, and Edith.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday July 18th from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steve Bush officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery
 
 
Carl Fornea, Jr.
BORN: May 19, 1943
DIED: July 14, 2013
Carl Fornea Jr. passed away July 14, 2013 at his home in Varnado La. , surrounded by his large family. He was a very special person, always there to help anyone that needed him and will be missed very much. Our lives will never be the same without him. He was born May 19, 1943 to his parents Carl and Gladys Fornea. He spent his whole life in Varnado.
He was married to the love of his life Patsy Stafford Fornea 52 years ago and graduated from Varnado High School in 1961.
They had four children, Carl (Faye) Fornea III, Suzi (Mark) Kennedy, Steven Fornea and Caroline Marie Fornea who passed away at the age of 8. Six grandchildren, Jason Tara (Tara) Fornea, Terry (Mike) Blackwell, Carl (Macey) Fornea VI, Jonathan Fornea, Kristina (David) Kennedy, and Alaina Kennedy all of varnado La. Five great-grandchildren, Skylar Blackwell, Jaden Fornea, Jaylee Fornea and Ryan Ard. Sisters and brothers-in-laws Janice Freeman bert and Ben hartzog, Jessie (George) Jones, Rosa Carrier, and Kathy (Willie) Jordan.
He was also survived by lots of nieces nephews other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter Carline Fornea, His parents Carl and Galdys Fornea, brother Gene Fornea, sister margrette Freeman and brothers-inlaws Billy Fay Freeman and and Ray Jordan, Murle Carrier, Willmon Freeman and Charles Stafford.
He worked at the Box factory for many years and was an employee of Bogalusa Iron Works for several years, He was owner of Fornea and Sons Trucking for 33 years. He also served as assistant chief of police in Varnado for several years serving with his best friend Floyd Hobgood. He also served as fire chief with the fire dept of several years.
Visitation will be held in tha chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral home Tuesday from $ pm until 10 pm. Services will be held in the chapel on Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Freeman Cemetery in Varnado La. Rev. Karl Wood, Rev. Dave Diamond and Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate. Pallbearers include Chris Jones Benji Hortzog,Patrick Collins,Jim Freeman, Brian Dunn and Dylan Jordan, Tom Freeman and Johnny Bria. Honorary Pallbearers include Leroy Slick Seals, George Jones, Ben Hartzog, Willie Jordan, his nephews Tommy Freeman Wayne Freeman Will Freeman Billy Ray Freeman Jr. Scooter Jordan,Tim Dillon, Lewis Adams
 
 
Frances Ernestine Williams
BORN: September 1, 1938
DIED: July 14, 2013
Frances Ernestine Williams age 74 passed away July 14, 2013 in Bogalusa La. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Charles Sherwin "Red" Williams. Daughter Sheree Williams Wascom "David". Son Gregory Sherwin Williams "Myra". Brother Joseph C. Moody "Veronica". Two brother-in-laws Walter C. "Dub" Williams "Katherine, Ernest Ray Williams "Ann". Grandsons, Dustin Wascom (Shantel), Gregory Williams (Buffy), Granddaughters LeAnne Williams, Emily Williams, Jennifer Parker. Great Grandchildren, Layton Wascom, Hannah Wascom, Madison Wascom, Rashaun Bickham, Ashton Williams, Brooklyn Fields, Bailey Williams, Kaleigh Parker, Kassidy Parker.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Letha Moody and a brother Kearney Moody.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday July 16, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate.
 
 
Shirley Gail Ikerd
(September 15, 1945 - July 14, 2013)
Shirley Gail Ikerd, age 67, born September 16, 1945 in Varnado, LA, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas "Mickey" Ikerd of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Michael (Crystal) Ikerd of Kodak, TN; one sister, Bobbie Fornea (David) Cothern of Jayess, MS; four brothers, Lloyd (Gloria) Fornea of Franklinton, LA, Eugene Fornea of Sandy Hook, MS, Freddie (Gayla) Fornea of Ocean Springs, MS and Terry (Irene) Fornea of Foxworth, MS; five grandchildren, Joshua Ikerd, Douglas Ikerd, Jr., Tabitha Ikerd, Spencer Ikerd and Nathan Ikerd; a special aunt, Joyce (Billy) Creel of Franklinton, LA; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Kelley officiating. Interment will follow at Sun Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
 
Kathye Adams Ryan
(June 28, 1955 - July 14, 2013
Kathye Adams Ryan, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother died on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the age of 58 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born June 28, 1955, she was a member of New Zion Baptist Church, Blonde, LA and was retired as the Early Intervention/Preschool and Child Search Coordinator from St. Tammany Parish Schools. During that time she served on regional and state committees for Early Childhood Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southeastern LA University, 1977 and her Master's Degree in Education from Nicholls State University in 1980 followed by her Master's + 30 in 1991. Kathye received numerous recognitions for her countless services and passion to advance awareness for special needs' children statewide.
At an early age, Kathye began her Christian ministry at Superior Avenue Baptist Church where she was an organizer of mission trips and Backyard Bible Classes. While at New Zion Baptist Church, she and her devoted husband were teachers, choir members, and outreach leaders for the Senior Luncheon ministry.
Upon her retirement, Kathye and her husband returned to Washington Parish to be with her family. At that time she developed her talent as an artist and was a member of the Washington Parish Art Association where she was proud of her accomplishments and awards won at local competitions.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jerome "Jay" Ryan of Bogalusa, a son, Adam (Kristie) Ryan, and one daughter, Amber Ryan of Covington; three grandchildren, Mackenzie, Blake and 4 month old Averie Leigh Ryan, all of Covington; her parents, Jerry and Betty Adams of Bogalusa; and one sister, Lorrie (Keith) Bickham of Angie, LA as well as numerous other loving family members including Carol and Allen Hillier.
Kathye was preceded in death by one infant child, her grandparents, Ellis and Irene Adams and Clayton and Velma Byrd, and one brother, Jerry Ellis Adams, Jr.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to the visitation which will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at New Zion Baptist Church, 17387 New Zion Church Road, Covington, LA 70435 from 12 noon until the 2:00 P.M. service. Rev. Toby Hughes, Rev. Clark Stewart, and Rev. Marcus Rosa will officiate. Interment will follow in the McGehee Cemetery in Bogalusa.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LA Cancer Society or New Zion Family Life Center.
Kathye was well known for her loving and compassionate care for all those she came in contact with throughout her life. She was a very blessed lady who lived every day of her life for her Lord.
 
 
Gwin Dale Barber
BORN: November 23, 1943
DIED: July 12, 2013
Gwin Dale Barber born November 28,1943 passed away July 12, 2013 at the Rest Haven Living Center at the age of 69.he was a retired electrician from the Bogalusa Papermill. He was a Long time resident of Bogalusa.
He is survived by 2 sons Steven Dale(Holly) Barber of Tuscaloosa, Ala, and Acy Allen(Sheree)Barber of Franklinton, a daughter Lisa Dawn(Dennis) Dykes of Franklinton and a step-daughter Macy Walton of Angie, a brother Eddie(Patricia)Barber of Bogalusa, a sister Cindy Barbara (Chad) Thomas of Franklinton ans a half sister Rachel Sumrall, 5 grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in deaths by parents Mose and Mae Ella Barber and step-mother Aline Sumrall.
Visitation will be held Sunday July 14, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home chapel beginning at 5:00 P.M. till 9:00 P.M. and will will resume Monday July 15, 2013 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Services will be conducted by Rev. Derrick Dantin with the Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
 
 
James Winfred Beall
(September 16, 1933 - July 13, 2013)
JAMES WINFRED BEALL, AGE 79
And a resident of Franklinton died at 8:00 AM Saturday July 13, 2013 at his residence. He was a wonderful, loving, and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He was a deacon at Flat Creek Missionary Baptist Church in AL. He served his country during the Koren Era with the United States Army. Winfred was a former milk truck driver who later worked for the USDA and retired as a milk sampler-tester. He always had a great attitude and a smile on his face.
Survived by: 3 Children and spouses: Veronica and Rodney Nobles of Pine; Karen Beall and Lee Smotherman of Pearl River; Avery and Lori Beall of Trinity, AL
Grandchildren and spouses: Matthew and Tammy Nobles, Berkley and Marilyn Nobles, Derrick and Allison Nobles, Cynthia Nobles and Sergio Reyes, Brent Nobles and Danielle Freeman, Robin Nobles, Melyssa Beall and Jonas Jones, Danielle Beall, Jeremy and Kylie Simmons, Nicole and Jon Allen, Stanley, April and Joshua Thrasher, Katie Smotherman
22 Great grandchildren
Brothers and sisters in law: Darul and Mary Beall of Franklinton; Roy and Mable Beall of Denham Springs
Sisters: Nell Maniscalco and Sadie Blanchard of Denham Springs; Clara Graves of Pine
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his Wife of 56 years Vera Taylor Beall, parents Alfred and Alice Beall, his in laws L.Z. and Perlie Taylor, an infant daughter, brothers and sisters in law Marion and Lillie Mae Taylor, Sammy and Ruth Ingram and an infant great grandson Brody Simmons, infant great granddaughter Ivey Simmons.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 10PM Sunday July 14, 2013. Visiation will continue after 9 AM Monday at Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church with a funeral service to be held at 11 AM with Bro. Duane Ball, Bro. Lavon Taylor and Rev. Jeremy Ingram (great nephew) officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Matthew Nobles, Berkley Nobles, Brent Nobles, Robin Nobles, Jeremy Simmons, and Deran Branch
 
 
Norman St. Martin
(May 5, 1947 - July 8, 2013)
NORMAN ANTHONY ST. MARTIN, AGE 66
And a resident of Mt. Hermon, LA died at 6:00 pm Monday July 8, 2013. He was a native of Metairie and had retired as a superintendent with the Jefferson Parish Water Board. He was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Norman enjoyed fishing and loved riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycles, often riding as a leader in support of Vietnam Veteran events and services.
Survived by:
4 Daughters and Sons in law: Kim and Brian Erwin of Mt. Hermon, Joanne and Juan Certa of Cypress, TX, Brenda St. Martin of Picayune, MS, Kelly and Ryan Martin of Houston,TX
10 Grandchildren: Ashley Chacon, Megan Kragle, Geoffrey Druin, Alexis St. Martin, Abby Melton, Madison Kragle, Emilee Martin, Bryan MacAbee, Shelby Druin, Ryan Martin, Jr.
A Niece Pattie Diebel and her 2 daughters Gina Corley and Peggy Mauer
He was preceded in death by his parents Norman Antoine St. Martin and Annie Lowe St. Martin and a sister Adele Cohn.
A visitation for family and friends will be Saturday July 13th from 2 pm until 4 pm at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124. Crain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Patsy " P.J. " Allworth
BORN: September 24, 1939
DIED: July 5, 2013
Patsy"P.J." Harvey Allworth, born September 24. 1939 daughter of A.C. Harvey and Leona Ingram Harvy passed away July 5, 2013 at the age 73, after a short illness. She was much loved and will be missed by all.
She is survived by (3) children: Dianna "Dee"Schnieder, Susan and Randy Jenison, and Michael Wayne Breland, (1) sister Jody Harvey; (8) grandchildren; (9) great-grandchildren and other nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Visitation services will be held Monday July 8, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home at 610 Ave. F in Bogalusa, La. The wake is scheduled for Monday starting at 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and the funeral will be held Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with the interment being at the Tullos-Seal Cemetery at State Line . Call Brown_McGehee for more information at 985-732-7155 .
 
Wanda Jones Watson
(April 23, 1928 - July 6, 2013)
WANDA JONES WATSON. AGE 85
And a resident of Enon died at 2:30 pm Saturday July 6, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a lifelong member of Enon Baptist Church as well as a teacher’s aide at Enon School for many years.
Survived by:
2 Sons and Daughters in law: Robert W. “Bob” Watson and Aclydia Watson of Franklinton, John M. “Mike” Watson and Ruth Watson of Enon
4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Christy and Rodney Robertson of Plainview, Robert W. Watson, II and Nikki Watson of Franklinton, George Watson, Roger Watson both of Enon
7 Great-grandchildren: Hamp Robertson, Cameron Robertson, John Robert Watson, Luke Watson, Natalie Pierce, Emily Pierce, Tyler Jenkins
2 Sisters in law: Mona L. Jones of Enon, Betty Pittman of Baton Rouge
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband George Watson, Jr., parents Van K. Jones and Carrie M. Knight Jones, a sister Roxie Varnado and brothers Leslie Jones and Royce Jones
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday July 9th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Enon Baptist Church Parsonage Fund.
 
 
Gwendolyn Creel Jones
(August 25, 1938 - July 5, 2013)
GWENDOLYN DELORES CREEL JONES, AGE 74
And a resident of the Enon Community died early Friday July 5, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Jones was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church near Bogalusa and retired as a mail-carrier from the United States Postal Service. She loved her flowers and tending to her many flower gardens. She was always a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who cared deeply for her family.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Debra and Perry Jenkins of Enon
Son and Daughter in law: Brian and Carmen Jones of Enon
5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brandon and Mallory Jenkins, Dustin and Meagan Jenkins, Nicolas Jenkins, Brianna Jones, Amanda Jones
2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Richard and Ann Creel, Danny Creel and Lynn all of Bogalusa
Sister in law: Monnie Jones of Enon
Nephews: Kenneth and Bonnie Jones of Enon, Ray and Susan Jones, David Jones all of Gulfport
Also numerous other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard A. Jones, a son Darrell Jones and her parents Archie Leroy Creel and Verda Lee Sheridan Creel.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday July 7th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Eld. Pete Underwood officiating. Burial will follow in Spencer Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Nicolas Jenkins, Brandon Jenkins, Dustin Jenkins, Randy Creel, David Jones, Ray Jones
 
 
Charlene Clotilde Temples
(January 1, 1928 - July 3, 2013)
Charlene Clotilde “CC” Temples, took her eternal place in God’s heavenly choir on July 3, 2013. She passed away in Plano, Texas, where she had been under the care of her two nieces for the last three years. Born to James and Clara Wilson in Kentwood, LA, on January 1, 1928, Charlene grew up in ­­­­­­Bogalusa and graduated from Varnado High School as valedictorian and was a recipient of the American Legion Award for scholastics. She obtained a B.A. in Business Education from Southeast Louisiana University in 1949 and went on to teach typing at Bogalusa High for 28 years. She earned a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Southeast Louisiana in 1975. On July 25, 1949, Charlene wed a local Navy boy and plumber, Clinton Temples, on the front steps of her parents’ home. Clinton and Charlene were together for 52 years and spent their happiest years managing Clinton’s off-the-wall “projects” on their property in Bogalusa. They especially enjoyed entertaining friends and family at their well-plumbed fishing camp on the Pearl River. Charlene was a devoted member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church for nearly 60 years where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the church choir. In addition to her hobbies of crocheting and cross-stitch, Charlene was an active member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Society and the Bogalusa Chapter of the Louisiana Retired Teachers’ Association. Charlene is preceded in death by her husband Clinton Oscar Temples and her parents James Easley and Clara (Alford) Wilson. She is survived by her brother, James Wesley Wilson (m. Irene Janie Cothern) of Kingwood, Texas, her nieces Janet Irene (Wilson) Balekian of Flower Mound, Texas, Gaile Jean (Wilson) Gertson of Garland, Texas, sister-in-law Gladys (Temples) Bankston of Zachery, twenty other nephews and nieces of the Temples family, and the countless men and women whom she touched as a friend, teacher and role model. The family wishes to thank Virginia Carroll for her care and support of Charlene for many years.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Anna Lee Blackwell
BORN: January 4, 1923
DIED: July 2, 2013
Anna Lee Blackwell age 90 passed away July 2, 2013 in Sun La. She is survived by one son John Erwin Byrd of Houston Tx. Six grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Joseph Ira Byrd and her second husband Eugene F, Blackwell and a son Howard Kendal Byrd.
She was also a member off Palestine Baptist Church in Bogalusa La.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Friday July 5, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Services will be held Saturday July 6, 2013 at 1:30 in the chapel. Burial will be in Pierce Cemetery in Sun La. Rev. Ed Jenkins and Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate
 
 
Willie J Creel, Jr
BORN: November 6, 1941
DIED: July 2, 2013
Willie J. Creel Sr born November 6, 1941 passed away July 2,2013 athis residence in Angie, La. At the age of 71. Willie worked as a logger for several Logging companies.
He is survived by his wife Doris Lee Creel of Angie, 2 sons Willie J. Creel Jr(Colinda) of Pasadena Tx., Boris J. Stogner of Pine, La., 3 daughters Kim(Bobby)Whaley of Franklinton, Tammy Creel of Pasadena Tx.and Dawn(Arron)Davis of Lucedale MS.,2 step-daughters Sheila(John)May, and Michelle(Robert)Daugherty all of Franklinton.1 step-son Robert B. Stogner of Hackley, La., 2 brothers J.L. Creel of Franklinton and Auther(Cathy) Creel of Lucedale, MS., 4 sisters Edila Rester and Thelma Smith both of Franklinton, Robina Boucheaux of Bogalusa, and Marie Frank of New Orleans, La. 8 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and 10 step-grandchildren, also numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Visitation will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday July 6, 2013 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and resume Sunday July 7, 2013 after 8 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M.. Rev. Willie Faye Rogers will conduct the services and the Interment will follow in the Morris Cemetery in Franklinton, La.
 
 
Betty Bellue Roussell
BORN: November 20, 1931
DIED: July 2, 2013
Betty Bellue Roussell age 81 passed away July 2, 2013 at L.S.U. Medical Center. She is a resident of Bogalusa La. And member of Annunciation Catholic Church. She is survived by three sons, James "Jimmie" Roussell Jr. "Kiku" of Manchester Tennessee, Michael "Mickey" Russell "Sandra" of Beach Grove Tennessee, and David Sidney Roussell of Ponchatoula La. Brothers Don Bellue of Baton Rouge La and Bennie Bellue of Monroe La. Sisters Naomi Rawls of Bogalusa La and Carline Jenkins of Bogalusa La.. Nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces nephews.
She is preceded by her husband James A "Jimmy" Roussell, daughter Raven Roussell, parents Carl and Maggie Bellue.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Sunday July 7, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday July 8, 2013 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11:30. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
 
Anna Lee Blackwell
BORN: January 4, 1923
DIED: July 2, 2013
Anna Lee Blackwell age 90 passed away July 2, 2013 in Sun La. She is survived by one son John Erwin Byrd of Houston Tx. Six grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Joseph Ira Byrd and her second husband Eugene F, Blackwell and a son Howard Kendal Byrd.
She was also a member off Palestine Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Friday July 5, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Services will be held Saturday July 6, 2013 at 1:30 in the chapel. Burial will be in Pierce Cemetery in Sun La. Rev. Ed Jenkins and Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate
 
 
Marcella C Dubuisson
BORN: October 20, 1980
DIED: July 1, 2013
Marcella C Dubuisson age 32 passed away July 1, 2013 at her residence near Crossroads Ms. She is survived by her daughter Audrinna Mullins of Bogalusa La one brother Max Quave of Angie La. One sister Marcia Quave of Bogalusa La. Step father Bennett Mullins of Bogalusa La. Sister-in-law Christy Quave of Bogalusa La. Special friend Tim Varnado of Poplarville Ms. Her ex husband Edward Dubuisson. And a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Services will be held Saturday in the chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Bennett Mullins will officiate.
 
 
Willie J. Hines
(July 22, 1942 - July 1, 2013)
Willie J. Hines, age 70, born on July 22, 1942 and a native of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at Decatur General Hospital in Decatur, Alabama.
He retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant.
He is survived by a daughter, Sharon Hines of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Willie Hines of Niceville, FL and Jeff Hines of Hartselle, AL; four sisters, Myrtle Fedele of Bogalusa, LA, Opal Worth of Orlando, FL, Yvonne Castilow of Bogalusa, LA and Vonzeal Fedele of Bogalusa, LA; seven grandchildren, Bradley Hines, Callie Jo Lathan, Devan Hines, Grayson Hines, Brandon Penton, Kayla Bond and Thomas Penton; four great-grandchildren, Adelyn Grace Bond, Chase Penton, Banyan Penton and Brinley Penton.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Stanley Nathaniel officiating. Interment to follow at the Magic City American Legion Veterans Cemetery in Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
 
Evelyn Doris Rogers
BORN: November 10, 1939
DIED: June 28, 2013
Evelyn Doris Rogers born November 10, 1939 passed away June 28, 2013 at Regency Hospital in Covington, La. at the age of 73. She was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church . She was also a retired employee of the Bogalusa School System
She is survived by her husband Jewel Rogers of Bogalusa, a son Jewel Dewayne(Lisa Ann)Rogers of Bogalusa, 3 daughters Debbie Rogers(Ronnie) Bennett, Dorinda Rogers(Kenneth)Seals and Donna Rogers(David)Riley all of Bogalusa, 2 sisters Della Faye Odom of Gulfport , MS. and Lavayne Hughs of Hattiesburg, MS, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her Parents Clarence Lavernon and Edna Doris Baughman Smith.
Visitation will be held Monday July 1, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home starting at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00P.M. Visitation will resume on Tuesday July 2,2013 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate the services with Don Miley assisting. The Interment will follow at the Sam Carroll Cemetery.
 
 
Bobby Kenneth McDaniel
(March 1, 1935 - June 29, 2013)
BOBBY KENNETH MCDANIEL, AGE 78
and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:10 pm Saturday June 29, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a longtime member of Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Franklinton Masonic Lodge 101 for almost 50 years. Mr. McDaniel was formerly a member of the Louisiana National Guard for 12 years before honorably discharging as a SPC E-7 and he retired as a manager from Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op while also working in real estate and insurance. During earlier years he was a proud coach with the Franklinton Little League.
He was always very civic minded and served 3 terms on the Franklinton Town Council, serving 4 years as Police Commissioner, as well as being a past President and board member of the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce. Mr. McDaniel was a former member of the Franklinton Rotary Club where he was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award and he served 30 years as a board member of the Washington Parish Fair Association. He was also a member of the Washington Parish and Franklinton Area Economic Development Foundations.
Survived by:
Wife of 57 years: Peggy Lou Welch McDaniel of Franklinton
Son and Daughter in law: Robert and Connie McDaniel of Franklinton
2 Grandsons: Michael McDaniel of Hattiesburg, MS, Eric McDaniel of Franklinton
Brother and Sister in law: Ralph and Erma McDaniel of Covington
Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Wilfred and Anita Welch of Laurel, MS, Betty and Clyde Breeden of Richland, MS
Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by a son Bobby Kenneth McDaniel, Jr., his parents Eld. Tom McDaniel and Allie Creel McDaniel, 6 brothers and 4 sisters.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday July 1st from 6 pm until 10 pm with a Masonic Service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue after 12 pm Tuesday at Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church until the funeral service at 2 pm with Bro. Brent King, Bro. Donnie Broome, and Bro. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Wilvie Cox, Wayne Cox, Kinell Cox, James Bankston, Durwood Smith, Don McDaniel
Honorary Pallbearers are neighbors and friends Travis Mulina, Jackie Miller, Howard Gibson, Glenn Blackwelder, Paul Cruce, Clayton James, Wayne Fleming, Percy Mac Frazier, Wayne Kuhn
 
 
Ronald " Ronnie" David Tannehill
(November 21, 1947 - June 22, 2013)
Ronald “Ronnie” David Tannehill, age 65, resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away Saturday June 22, 2013 at his residence.
Ronnie was the fourth child of J. C. and Lanelle Tannehill and is survived by his wife Marlene Jones Tannehill, his mother Lanelle Tannehill, his daughter Jessica Lea Tannehill, sisters Patricia Marcomb and Linda (Don) Hansen, brothers, Michael and Gregory Tannehill, nephew Roger (Mikelyn) Marcomb and niece Michelle Marcombe, great niece and nephew Blake and Alaina Marcomb, and a special friend Polly Keller.
He is preceded in death by his father J. C. Tannehill, a brother Jerry Wayne Tannehill, nephew William Bill Sieglin.
The services will all be held Tuesday June 25, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. The visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will run until the time for the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Tommy Varnado will officiate and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in Ronnie's memory to: Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY, 10006.
 
 
Nellie Glynn Picou
(January 13, 1939 - June 21, 2013)
Nellie Glynn Fisher Picou, AGE 74
And a resident of Franklinton went home to be with her Lord at 9:00 PM Friday at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Mrs. Nellie Glynn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed every moment she spent with her family.
Survived by:
Husband: Wiltz Picou Jr.
3 Sons and daughters in law: Wiltz Picou III and wife Janet of Franklinton Mark and Paula Picou of Gastonia, NC Steven and Tamara Picou of Amarillo, TX
3 Sisters: Betty Sue Bordell of South Carolina, Janice Stewart of Houston, TX, Judi Corts of Mexico
11 Grandchildren: Ryan Picou, Alex Torres, Cody Williams, Shay Picou, Megan Frady, Dustin Mason, Dante Picou, Marcus Picou, Marianna Picou, Mason Picou, and Olivia Picou
1 Great Granddaughter: Natylee Williams
She was preceded in death by her parents James Floyd Fisher, and Vera McClinton Fisher. 2 Brothers James Floyd Fisher Jr. and Morris Fisher. 2 Sisters Evelyn Trebes, and Francis Dixon.
Visitation will be at Bethel Baptist Church on Monday June 24, 2013 from 6pm until 8pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at the church from 9am until the time of service at 11am with Rev. Joe Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
 
 
Brocky Thomas
(February 11, 1956 - June 20, 2013)
CHARLES BROCK “BROCKY” THOMAS, AGE 57
And a resident of Franklinton died at 1:00 PM Thursday at his residence.
He was a former pipefitter, an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors.
Survived by:
Father: Charlie P. Thomas of Franklinton
Partner of 13 years: Connie Rodriguez of Franklinton
2 Daughters and a Son in law: Autumn and Shane Collett of Hammond; Brooke Myree Thomas of Franklinton
2 Grandchildren: Paisley and Parkston Collett
Brother and sister in law: Robert Lane and Connie Thomas of Hammond
4 Nieces, 1 Great-niece and 1 Great-nephew
Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins
He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Ellen Knight Thomas and a sister Cindy Ellen Thomas Seal.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Saturday, June 22, 2013 until the time of the funeral service at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Williams and Rev. Jerry Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery.
 
 
Ken B. Bond
(May 30, 1955 - June 20, 2013)
KEN B. “BIG AL” BOND, AGE 58
And a resident of the Stony Point Community died at 10:00 pm Thursday June 20, 2013 at his home. He was a longtime employee of Kentwood Auto Parts, where he was affectionately known as “Big Al” to his co-workers and the thousands of customers he served over the years. Ken was a longtime member of Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church.
Survived by:
Wife of 35 years: Sylvia Gail Reid Bond of Franklinton
2 Daughters and a Son in law: Ann Marie Bond Graves and Shon Graves of Walker, LA, Courtney Amanda Bond of Franklinton
3 Grandchildren: Michael Graves, Mark Graves, Alisabeth Graves all of Walker
Sister and Brother in law: Shirley and Lloyd Fauntleroy of Watson, LA
3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Dale and Janice Bond, Gary and Carolyn Bond, Rodney and Rose Bond all of Franklinton
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Wilfred Bond and Alberta Bankston Bond, a niece Tammy Ricks, and his Father in law and Mother in law Glenn and Doris Reid.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday June 22nd from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Sunday at Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church from 12:30 pm until the funeral service at 2 pm with Bro. Brent King, Bro. Donnie Broome, and Bro. Doyle Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandsons Michael Graves and Mark Graves and his nephews Neal Bond, Todd Bond, Stephen Bond, Kevin Bond, Ryan Seal, Aaron Seal, Koy Reid, and Gabriel Reid.
Honorary Pallbearers are co-workers Arnold Pizant, Walter Cooper, Tim Day, Lavon Landry, Marvin McLaughlin, Adam Duncan, Brock Lewis, Glen Forman and George Leblanc and family and friends Chris Rogers, Toby Hughes, Danny Bond, James Bankston, Bo Coxen, Trey Toups and David Hood Burris
 
David E. Wayne
(September 8, 1963 - June 19, 2013)
David E. Wayne, age 49, born on September 8, 1963 in Tylertown, MS, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his residence in Crossroads, MS.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa D. Wayne one son, David Heath Wayne; four sisters, Bonnie Salyers, Marie Ridgedell, Phyllis Wilkes and Mary Ann McNeese; four brothers, Charles Diamond, Billy Joe Malley, Jeffery Ledingham and J. D. Neal.
He is preceded in death by his parents, J. C. Wayne and Doris Cauley Wayne; and a sister, Gloria Miller.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Roger Flowers officiating and Interment to follow at Mitchell Chapel Cemetery.
 
Nancy Evans Powell
BORN: June 26, 1920
DIED: June 14, 2013
Nancy Evans Powell born June 26, 1920 passed away June 14,2013 at her residence at the age of 92. Nancy was a nurse and devoted her time in helping others in the community during their time of need.
Nancy is survived by a son H.W. "Mack" Boswell of Biloxi, MS., a daughter Deborah K. Hill of Bogalusa, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She preceded in death by her parents Warren E. and Nancy Beard Evans, a son,Charles Lee Boswell, 3 brothers Warren Evans Jr., Ed Evans and J.D. Evans, 7 sisters, Suzie Evans, Josie Evans, Ollie Evans, Lilly Evans Crosby, Lizzy Evans Dunaway, Laura H. Evans and Melissa(Sis) Goss Siler.
Visitation services will be held Thursday June 20, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and resume after 8:00 A.M. Friday June 21, 2013 until service time at 10:00 A.M.. Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate the services. The interment services will follow in the Pounds-Poole Cemetery.
 
Linda Sue Jones
(February 15, 1949 - June 17, 2013)
LINDA SUE MITCHELL JONES, AGE 64
And a resident of Enon died at 3:15 pm Monday June 17, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was retired from the Washington Parish School Board after 26 years as a cook in the cafeteria of Enon School. She was an outstanding cook and well-known for it, especially her chicken & dumplings. She enjoyed giving all her family silly nicknames and loved the Fair parade and any other parade she could attend. She was always a loving wife, mother and mother in law:
Survived by:
Husband of 46 years: Billy I. Jones of Enon
Son and Daughter in law: Billy Paul Jones and Paula Jones of Enon
Sister and Brother in law: Shirley Mitchell Mizell and Ted Mizell of Bogalusa
Sister in law: Sandy Jones of Enon
Adopted Sister and Brother in law: Joyce and Jimmy Weaver of Enon
Nephew: James Myler
Nieces and Spouses: Traci Hawk and Michael Hawk, Susie Myler, Anita and Darryl Jones, Heather Jones, Sybil Denham, Melody Phrampus and her girls, great nieces Jessica, Erica and Danielle Gomez
Great nieces: Emily Rose Hawk and Emily Smith
Special Friends: Billy Ray Jenkins and Mary Jean Jenkins, Freddie Boyd, Barbara Boyd, Hershey Oliver
Her special pet dog “Little Girl”
She was preceded in death by a young daughter Lynn Marie Jones, an infant son, her parents Paul J. Mitchell and Mary Murphy Mitchell, a sister Edna Myler, brother Jackie Ray Mitchell, father in law and mother in law Ivan and Erma Jean Jones, and brother in law Greg Jones.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday June 19th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Billy Ray Jenkins, Jake Runfalo, Ricky Dale Crain, Willie Cochran, Ricky Hartfield, Joe Richardson
Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Weaver, Bo Galloway, Norman Taylor, Sal Maurice, Julius Bufkin
 
 
Ollie Jack Dillon
(January 8, 1957 - June 14, 2013)
"I reached to the sky for the hand of GOD and was embraced on June 14, 2013". Ollie Jack Dillon, age 56, and a resident of Denham Springs, LA, died at 10:41 p.m. at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans with his family by his side. He was a retired self-employed carpenter who loved the outdoors and fishing was his passion.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Skyler Dillon Felter & husband Joshua Felter of Watson and Tracy New McCann of Zachary; twin sons, Jack & Ronnie Smith, Escatawpa, MS; mother, Louise Creel, Bogalusa; 1 brother, James Ray Dillon; 5 sisters, Syble Pampell & husband Kenneth Pampell, Susan Caves, Patricia Jones, Brenda Sullivan and Alice Posey & husband Donald Posey; 2 granddaughters, Charley Sky Felter & Kayla McCann; 2 grandsons, Dillon McCann & Jackson Cade Smith; 2 great grandchildren, Connor & Jordyn Gremillion.
He is preceded in death by his father, Harvey Ollie Dillon.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene St, Franklinton, LA after 12:00 p.m. on Monday June 17, 2013 until the funeral service at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Larry Ritchie will officiate the funeral service. Burial will be at the Haley-Warner Cemetery in Warnerton, LA. Per his request, he will be laid to rest next to his father.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Crain Funeral Home in the name of Ollie.
 
 
Dempsey C Milton
BORN: April 27, 1931
DIED: June 10, 2013
Dempsey C. Milton Sr., 82, a lifelong resident of Bogalusa, left his loving family to enter the gates of heaven on June 10, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thad and Viola Milton; his granddaughter, Dana Michelle Milton; and his sisters, Camille and Guelda.
Dempsey is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Patsy; his precious children, Dempsey Jr. (Carol), Danny (Kerry), Kathy (David), Mickey and Tami (Kelly); his cherished grandchildren Lyndsi (David), Tyler, Olivia, Jade, Derek, Katie and his Little Buddy Riley; his two great-grandsons, Dylan and Cody; step-grandchildren, Holii (Dion) and Jason (Angela) and step great-grandchildren.
Dempsey was an Air Force veteran, loved to fish and his favorite pastime was spending as much time as possible with his wife, children and family. He was blessed with a musical talent and loved sharing this with all who would listen. He was a retiree of Entergy after 39 years of service.
Poppa touched many lives in special ways during his time with us. His stories will live on through his children and grandchildren. Poppa was strong in his faith and love for our Heavenly Father and now watches over all of us. We will miss him so, but know he is waiting for our arrival to our heavenly home.
 
Larry L. Wells
(September 2, 1946 - June 11, 2013)
Larry L. Wells, age 66, born on September 2, 1946 in Winnfield, LA, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Clara H. Wells of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Lorrie (Darin) Cothern of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Michael K. Palmer of Sulphur Springs, TX; one sister, Marjorie Whitlock of West Monroe, LA; four grandchildren, Erin Cothern, Emily Cothern, Joshua Palmer and Joel Palmer; special friends, Dudley and Donna Freeman of Angie, LA.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Jeff Tinsley officiating at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Garden Of Peace in Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Johnny Gleason Balfantz
(October 1, 1946 - June 10, 2013)
Johnny Gleason Balfantz, age 66, born on October 1, 1946 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a retired veteran in the United States Navy and served in Vietnam.
He is survived by a sister, Sandra (Ricky) Hall of Bogalusa, LA; numerous nieces and a nephew, John R. Bufkin, III of Bogalusa, LA, Wendy K. Williams of Ocean Springs, MS, Terry Kemp of Bush, LA, and Robin (Doug) Simpson of Kentwood, LA; numerous great-nieces and nephews; his lifelong friend since fourth grade until the service, George DeMare of Bogalusa, LA; a special thanks to Ann Daniels.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell Louis Balfantz and Flavia Gleason Hunt Balfantz.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Elder Billy Ray Hines and Rev. Eddie Hartfield officiating at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
 
Edward Albert Seal
(September 25, 1953 - June 10, 2013)
Edward Albert Seal, age 59, born on September 25, 1953 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his sister, Edna Mizell of Bogalusa, LA.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward William Seal and Dorothy Wilson Seal Adams.
A Graveside Service will be held at Hillview Memorial Gardens at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ronald Wilson officiating on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Edith Corkern Jones
(July 25, 1932 - June 9, 2013)
EDITH CORKERN JONES, AGE 80
And a resident of Isabel died at 8:55 pm Sunday June 9, 2013 at her home. She was a lifelong member of Talley’s Chapel Pentecostal Church in Sun and loved gardening. Mrs. Jones was retired from the Washington Parish School Board after many years as a custodian at Enon School. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her entire family and to all those who knew her.
Survived by:
2 Daughters: Linda Joyce Black of Oklahoma City, OK, Golda Lee Miley Yancey of Boyce, LA
3 Sons: Roy Andrew Miley, Clinton A. Miley, Sr., Milton Roy Miley all of Bogalusa
16 Grandchildren
25 Great-grandchildren
3 Sisters: Doris Tadlock of Bogalusa, Dorothy Wooley of Florida, Golda Johnson of Franklinton
2 Brothers: Troy B. Corkern of Covington, George Hollis Corkern of Sandy Hook
Also numerous step-children, step-grand and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by 3 husbands Roy Lee Miley, Idore Ezell, and John D. Jones, a daughter Doris Rae Wells, an infant daughter, her parents George Lester Corkern and Martha Ellen Galloway Corkern, 2 grandchildren Vickie Wells and Glenn Rester, Jr., great-granddaughter Hannah Wells, 4 sisters Cleo Corkern, Nellie Spencer, Theresa Corkern, and Karreen Corkern, and 3 brothers Lester Laverne Corkern, J. Willard Corkern, Thurston Corkern.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday June 10, 2013 from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. Randy Magee, and Rev. Chad Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Isabel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Donnie Wells, Michael Wiley, Wayne Corkern, Mathew Welch, Mitch Welch, and Clinton Miley, Jr.
 
 
Gerald E. Lott
BORN: October 1, 1943
DIED: June 3, 2013
Gerald E. Lott born October 1, 1943 passed away June 3, 2013 at Lakeview Regional Hospital at the age 0f 69. Gerald was a native of Isabel and his hobbies were hunting and fishing and just being in the outdoors. He had attended church at Isabel Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son Gerald E. Lott Jr. of Bogalusa, step-son, Steven Herring of Bogalusa, a daughter Lorretta Grimes, of Bay St. Louis, MS. 2 step-daughters Amy Herring and Michelle Herring both of Bogalusa, 3 brothers Marion W. Lott and Charles "Chubby" Lott both of Sun, La. And David Graves of Angie, 5 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Wilton and Melba Reviere Lott, 2 sisters Lavedda Bush and Ruby Bonnett.
Visitation will be held Wednesday June 5, 2013 in the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. with visitation resuming after 8:00 A.M. Thursday June 6, 2013 until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Ed Jenkins and Rev. Butch Reviere will conduct the services. There will be no Interment services as a cremation will follow.
 
 
Bobby Williams
(May 3, 1944 - June 4, 2013)
BOBBY J. WILLIAMS, AGE 69
And a resident of Watson died at 11:45 am Tuesday June 4, 2013 at his home. He was a hard working self-employed carpenter and an avid outdoorsman. Bobby loved duck hunting and fishing and enjoyed spending time at the camp.
Survived by:
Wife: Katherine Dickerson Williams of Watson
Son: Andrew Williams of Watson
3 Grandchildren: Allyson Claire Williams, Dylin Austin Mizell, Alexis Marie Stokely
3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Martha Terrell, Betty and Garland Jones, Sissy and Bill Seese all of Monroe
2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Malcolm and Barbara Williams, Guy and Marilyn Williams all of Monroe
Sister in law: Georgia Williams of Monroe
Also numerous nieces and nephews
Visitation will be at Bonner Creek Baptist Church near Franklinton after 1 PM Friday, June 7, 2013 with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM at the church with Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Theresa Marie Doby
(October 16, 1991 - June 3, 2013)
THERESA MARIE DOBY, AGE 21
and a resident of Hammond died Monday June 3, 2013 at her residence. She was a Class of 2010 graduate of Pine High School and graduated from Delta College Dental Assistant program in October 2012. Theresa was first and foremost a loving and devoted mother to her 7 month old daughter. She will be forever missed by those that loved her.
Survived by:
Daughter: Saige Noel Colona
Mother and Step-father: Cherie and Danny Henley of Pine Father and Step-mother: Kenneth Doby, Sr. and Pamela Doby of Terrytown, LA
Brother: Kenny Doby, Jr. of Pine
Grandmother: Ethel Estel Porrovecchio of Harvey
Grandfather: Laurance Lee Doby of Lucedale, MS
Step-grandmother: Marilyn Schilling of Pine
3 Step-sisters and 2 Step-brothers
Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members
She was preceded in death by grandparents Frank Porrovecchio and Helen Marie Doby.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday June 6th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Kenny Doby, Jr., Grayson Henley, D.J. Cortez, Dirk Cortez, T.J. Melancon, Michael Melancon
 
 
Harlan David Findley, Jr.
(April 20, 1951 - June 3, 2013)
Harlan David Findley, Jr., a resident of Metairie, LA, age 62, born on April 20, 1951 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Janice K. Findley; two sons, Jason (Janet) Findley, David (Melinda) Findley; two sisters, Barbara (Mark) Findley Passafume', Teresa (James) Findley Cazalot; two brothers, William Richard (Cathy) Findley and Matthew Joseph Findley; four grandchildren, Ryan Lee Parker, Addison Lucia Findley, Jason Edward Findley, Jr. and Olivia May Findley.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Harlan David Findley, Sr. and Mildred Galloway Findley.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 P.M. with Bruce Lee Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Esther Lewis Tripp
(Died May 31, 2013)
Esther Lewis Tripp, a resident of Waggaman, LA, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013 at West Jefferson Hospital in Marrero, LA.
She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Earline Lewis and Chris Lewis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Jessie Floyd Bebout and Jerry Lee Tripp; her parents, Robert and Addie Cutrer Lewis; a sister, Lois Lewis Frabbiele; and five brothers, Bobby Lewis, James Lewis, John Lewis, Dempsey Lewis and Alfred Lewis.
There will be a Graveside Service at Wallace Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 
 
Walterine Bickham
(August 9, 1924 - May 30, 2013)
WALTERINE HUNTER BICKHAM, AGE 88
And a resident of Franklinton died at 6:35 pm Thursday May 30, 2013 at Good Samaritan’s Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and one of the founders of the Franklinton Women’s Club. Mrs. Bickham was in a Bridge Club with some of her best friends and loved to cook and host gatherings for her family, whom she loved so dearly. She was at onetime an active member of the Republican Women’s Organization and was an avid sports, especially LSU and Saints football. She loved to pass on to her grandchildren old-time stories so that they may learn the history of this area. Mrs. Bickham was also a very generous person even recently where she shared all she had with others at Good Samaritan.
Survived by:
Daughter and son in law: Jane and Joe Dillon of Crossroads, MS
3 Sons and a daughter in law: Brad Bickham of Franklinton Charles Bickham of Bogalusa Phillip and LeeAnn Bickham of Midway, TX
Daughter in law: Becky Bickham of Franklinton
10 Grandchildren and spouses: Rod and Heidi Dillon, Evan and Heather Dillon, Daphne and Eugene Dyson, Brooke Bickham, Ben Bickham, Blaine and Brandy Bickham, Cassie Bickham, Derrick Bickham, Dawn Bickham, Mary Smith
9 Great grandchildren: Anna Beth Dillon, John Garrett Dillon, Aubrey Dillon, Hailey Dyson, Emily Dyson, Sofia Bickham, William Bickham, Brooklyn Smith, Gavin Smith
Brother and sister in law: Durwood and Jackie Hunter of Colorado Springs, CO
Sister in law: Nelda Hunter of Baton Rouge
Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband B.E. Bickham, Jr., a son David William Bickham, parents Grover Cleveland Hunter and Janey McDill Hunter, 2 brothers Grover Cleveland “G.C.” Hunter and Bill Hunter, a sister Opal Sheeley, and a close cousin “Dot” Verger Simmons.
Visitation will begin after 10 AM Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Crain Funeral Home until time of the funeral service at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ben Bickham, Derrick Bickham, Blaine Bickham, Rod Dillon, Evan Dillon, Eugene Dyson.
 
 
Talmadge Laverne Dykes
(March 3, 1947 - May 29, 2013)
TALMADGE LAVERNE DYKES, AGE 66
And a resident of Franklinton died Thursday, May 29, 2013 at his residence.
He was a truck driver and a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton.
Survived by:
Wife: Marye Walker Dykes of Franklinton
Daughter: Debbie Cutrer of Mt. Hermon
2 Sons and daughters in law: Randy Laverne and Kristy Dykes; Randell Laverne and Cathy Dykes all of Franklinton
Grandchildren: Daniel Lea, Megan Martin, Samantha Newman, Timothy Dykes, Jacey Dykes, Mackayla Dykes
4 Great grandchildren: Blayton Lea, Hayden Grace Martin, Kyler Martin, Anniston Jae Newman
3 Sisters: Kathryn Lee of Poplarville, MS; Nell Perry of Greensburg, MS; Carolyn Pierce of Poplarville, MS
Brother: Jerry Dykes of Holden
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Vida Spears Dykes and 6 sisters and 1 brother.
Visitation will be at First United Pentecostal Church in Franklinton after 6 PM Saturday, June 1, 2013 until time of funeral service to be held at 2 PM Sunday with Bro. James Hamilton, Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Bobby Ray Spears officiating. Burial will follow in the Nobles Cemetery.
 
Pompey Gene Talley
BORN: July 21, 1927
DIED: May 29, 2013
Pompey Gene Talley age 85 passed away May 29, 2013 at his residence in Sun La. He is survived by three sons, Frankie G. Talley of Sun La, Erbin Eugene Talley of Sun La and Kelvin Earl Talley of Sun La. Two daughters Frances Kent of Sun La. And Jeannive Pullman of El Paso Texas. Seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces nephews other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by half-brothers Hollis Milton Bynum and Walter "Bud" Bynum, sisters Willie Amelie Pounds and Helen Earl Boyington and parents Erbin and marie Talley.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday may 30, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Sun Methodist Church in Sun la. Burial will be in the Pierce Cemetery. Rev. Paul Coarse will officiate.
 
 
Vertice Elizabeth Sumrall Stafford
(May 23, 1916 - May 26, 2013)
Vertice Elizabeth Sumrall Stafford, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 97, born on May 23, 1916 in Marion County, MS; passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at New Country Living in Carriere, MS.
She is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Louise Stafford Harvey and Donna Elline Stafford (Bill) Wilson; one sister, Virginia Sumrall McKenzie; one brother, Johnny Lloyd (Beth) Sumrall; a sister-in-law, Verbie Sumrall; five grandchildren, McWayne Harvey, Belinda Ikerd, Trina Granger, Brian Wilson and Tanya Wilson Hancock; eight great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Donice Eli Stafford; her parents, Johnny Eugene Sumrall and Aletha Smith Sumrall; three brothers, Laverne Sumrall, Haskel Sumrall and Myrl Sumrall.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Tommy Varnado will officiate with Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
John Todd Evans
(June 25, 1947 - May 25, 2013)
NAME OF DECEASED: John Todd Evans
DATE OF DEATH: May 25, 2013
PLACE OF DEATH: Resthaven Living Center, Bogalusa, LA
AGE: 65
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: Wife – Sue Evans of Bogalusa
Daughter – Karen (Richie) Powell of Bogalusa
Son – Shayne King of Poplarville, MS
Mother – Marilyn Joan Ramboz Evans of California
Brothers – Randy Evans of Emerald Isle, NC and Scott Crumbo of California
6 grandchildren – Kayla Cotton, Danacee King, Hannah King, Shaynna King, Elizabeth Powell, Karson Powell
1 great grandson – Halsten King
SERVICES: Tuesday May 28, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm.
MINISTER: Rev. Field Thigpen
INTERMENT: Ponemah Cemetery
 
 
Stella Lavina Rester
(September 6, 1939 - May 25, 2013)
Mrs. Stella Lavina Rester died Saturday May 25, 2013 in Franklinton, LA at the age of 73.
Mrs. Rester is survived by 4 daughters: Darlene Jenkins of Franklinton, Lucy Gail Johnson of Adamsville, TN, Johnnie (Blue-John) Larkin of DeRidder, and Chinese' Larriane Creel of Franklinton. One son John (Cadillac) Rester of Mt. Hermon. One brother Don Paul Miller of Bogalusa. Two sisters Rebecca Rose Smith of Sandy Hook, MS and Linda Faye of Foxworth, MS. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren an great great grandchildren. She was Preceded in death by her husband Willard John Rester and her parents Buford Maurice and Vertie Lee Miller.
Visitation will be Tuesday May 28, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at 9:00 AM until Service time at 2:00 PM Wednesday in the Poole-Ritchie Chapel. Brother Mike Stafford will officiate and interment will follow in the Rester Cemetery.
 
Burnell Denham
(October 9, 1928 - May 24, 2113)
Mrs. Burnell Denham died Friday May 24, 2013 at her residence in Bogalusa, La. She was 93 years old.
She is survived by: 2 daughters Carolyn (Edward) Bailey of Franklinton and Rose Denham of Bogalusa; a brother Donnie (Mae) Riley of Franklinton; 2 sisters Ms. Junnie Painter of Mt. Hermon and Glyndora (Frank) Bickham of Mt. Hermon. Three grandsons Kelly R. (Angela) Amacker of Angie; Kendall L. (Michelle) Amacker of Franklinton; amd Kent D. (Lesley) Amacker of Abita Springs. Six great grandchildren Justin DiCarlo, Alexandria "Alli" Amacker, Aarron Amacker, Jaxon Amacker,Joshua Amacker, and Olivia "Libby" Amacker.
Visitation will be Monday May 27, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM in the Poole-Ritchie Chapel with Rev. David Easterling doing the eulogy and Brother Leon Hickman officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery,
 
Lennie Marie Wascom Moak
(February 17, 1924 - May 24, 2013)
Lennie Marie Wascom Moak, born on February 17, 1924 in Franklinton, LA at the age of 89, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Madonna Moak (David) Cutrer of Hammond, LA; one son, Gregory Wascom Moak of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren, Joshua Cutrer and Carlie Cutrer; two great-grandchildren, Ava Cutrer and Lilith Cutrer.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Reginald M. Moak; her parents, Delos Wascom and Ouida Corkern Wascom; two sisters, Exie Bankston and Iris Burkhalter; two brothers, T. J. Wascom and Clyde Wascom.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1107 W.9th Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Monday, May 27, 2013 at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Malcolm Lee Wascom
(October 14, 1919 - May 19, 2013)
MALCOLM LEE WASCOM, AGE 93
And a resident of Mt. Hermon passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at his residence.
He was born October 14, 1919 in Mt. Hermon. He attended Louisiana State University. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and served for 4 years. He served in World War II and was a POW for 42 months in the Japanese prison camps. He was the recipient of a purple heart. He was released in 1945 and returned to the states. He began his dairying business and continued to be a successful dairy farmer until 1991. He was a pillar in the Mt. Hermon Community. He was an active member and deacon at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. He was a charter member of the Mt. Hermon Ruritan Club. He also served on the Washington Parish School Board, was member and board member of the LABC in Baton Rouge, he also served on the Board for Baton Rouge Production Credit Association, and he was awarded Dairyman of the year in 1982.
Survived by:
Wife of 67 years: Carrie Schilling Wascom of Mt. Hermon
Children and spouses: Sandra Kay Rhorer of Baton Rouge; Shannon and Lewis Ray Powell; Malcolm “Mac” Wascom, Jr. all of Franklinton; Sheila and David Alaniz of Columbiana, AL
10 Grandchildren and spouses: Kari and Mike Guedry; Kami Rhorer and James Shuckrow; Richard and Karen Powell; Darren and Amanda Powell; Robert and Dawn Powell; Michelle and Christopher Crawford; Amy Wascom; Andrew and Anna Alaniz; James Alaniz; Adrianne and Jared Fincher
13 Great grandchildren
Numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives
He was preceded in death by his parents Dewitt and Corien Burch Wascom, son in law Michael Rhorer, grandson Logan Hargis and 11 siblings and spouses Jewel Leo Wascom, Denver L. and Frankie Wascom, Eckel Wascom, Doyle D. and Ozzie Wascom, Cedric “Stumpy” and Willie Mae Wascom, B.M. and Lora Lee Wascom, Myrline W. and Losa Varnado, Dera W. and Sam Hart, Donnie and Sandra Wascom and infant twins Shannon and Shirley Wascom .
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 9 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Visitation will continue after 10 AM Wednesday at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with a funeral service to be held at 11:30 AM with Rev. Jeremy Ingram and Rev. Russell Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Church Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers: Vance Wascom, Jerry M. Wascom, Earl Wascom, John Douglas, Pat Williamson, Carlon Wascom
Honorary Pallbearers: Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class
 
Holyne Roberts
(December 19, 1938 - May 19, 2013)
HOLYNE ROBERTS, AGE 74
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:45 AM Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Regency Hospital in Covington.
He was a longtime employee of LABC where he met and loved many dairy farmers in Washington, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served his time in Colorado and Germany. He loved being with family and friends and going about the neighborhood spreading his love and good works.
Survived by:
Wife: Sue Erwin Roberts of Franklinton
2 Sons and daughters in law: Norman (Joey) and Kim Roberts of Franklinton; Michael (Mickey) and Jennifer Roberts of Decatur, TX
3 Grandchildren and spouses: Brittney and Jonathon Tynes; Brandy and Drew Daigle all of Franklinton; Bradley (BJ) and Julie Roberts of Baton Rouge
Great granddaughter: Emmalyn Daigle who was the light of his life
4 Sisters and brother in law: Jean Nielson; Patsy and Nickey Smith all of Franklinton; Bobby Bankston; Sue Marino both of Baton Rouge
Brother and sister in law: Wayne and Linda Roberts of Mt. Hermon
2 Sisters in law: Patricia (Pat) Brumfield of Franklinton; Grace Smith Roberts of Mt. Hermon
He was preceded in death by his parents Alyne Miller and Benton Frank Roberts and brother Benton (Pete) Roberts.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Fisher United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jimmy Oalmann officiating.
 
Christine Thomas
(July 11, 1945 - May 18, 2013)
CHRISTINE THOMAS, AGE 67
and a resident of the Pine/Thomas Community died Saturday morning May 18, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Angie. She was born July 11, 1945 and was the owner/operator of the Plaza Beauty Shop in Franklinton alongside her best friend Jeanette Pace for many years. She was married to Douglas Thomas and after the birth of her three daughters she went back to college and became a teacher in 1989. Mrs. Christine was a special education teacher throughout her entire career with the Washington Parish School Board and was a member of Bible Baptist Church.
Survived by:
3 Daughters: Pam Ard, Kim Jones, Ginger Thomas
3 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kandace and Derrick McKenzie, Troy Ann and Darryl Singleton, Kelsie Jones
3 Great-grandchildren: Aniston McKenzie, Adelyn McKenzie, Bentley Singleton
2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Devon and Delores Thomas, Jimmy Earl and Diane Thomas
1 Nephew and Spouse: Jason and Heidi Thomas
1 Niece and Spouse: April and Joe Ard
4 Great-nephews: D.J. Thomas, Devin Thomas, Jayden Ard, Jaxen Ard
She was preceded in death by her parents Delos E. Thomas and Myrtle Spears Thomas, and an infant sister Bertha Lee Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday May 19th 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. Harold Gaddy and Eld. Donnie Broome officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
 
Jerry Dale Jarrell
DIED: May 17, 2013
Jerry Dale Jarrell, a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana died at 2:10 pm Friday afternoon at Gulfport Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on October 31, 1942. He is survived by two daughters, Gloria Luper of Franklinton and Michelle Wilson of New Jersey, and a son Michael Jarrell of Florida. He was also preceded in death by one son, Dale Jarrell; his parents, Mr. D Jarrell and his Mother, Mrs. Lois Jarrell; two sisters, Mrs. Earline J. Sumrall and Janice J. Sandifer; and three brothers, Lavon Jarrell, William H. Jarrell and Bennie R. Jarrell. He is survived by two sisters, Doris J. Lee and Hazel Marie Nickel. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers serving are: Jeffery Jarrell, Chris Nickel, Charles Nickel, Lonnie Reeves, Dylan Jordan, and Bruce Hariel, with honorary pallbearers as: Gavin Hariel, Charles Tynes and Darin DeBate.
Visitation will be held at Browns Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19th. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Muster Ground Cemetery.
 
Louise Hounshell
(March 7, 1930 - May 17, 2013)
LOUISE HALL HOUNSHELL, AGE 83
And a resident of Franklinton died at 2:40 am Friday May 17, 2013 at her home. She was a native of Wythe County, Virginia and a member of the Franklinton Waverly Club. She was a longtime member of Centenary United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the Green Leaves Sunday school class and the United Methodist Women.
Survived by:
2 Sons and Daughters in law: Mike and Emily Hounshell of Salisbury, NC Bill and Kathy Hounshell of Baton Rouge
Daughter in law: Gail Hounshell of Salisbury, NC
4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Regan Hounshell, Weldon Hounshell both of Baton Rouge, Susan and Brent Hall, Sarah and Stu Stepp all of Salisbury, NC
4 Great-grandchildren
Sister: Janet Russ of Vinton, VA
Brother: Keener Hall, Jr. of Kansas City, MO
2 Sisters in law
She was preceded in death by her husband Dallas W. “Dal” Hounshell, a son Mitch Hounshell, her parents Keener Hall Sr. and Willie Mae Hall, granddaughter Jeannie Hounshell and 3 sisters
Visitation will be at Centenary United Methodist Church in Franklinton Tuesday May 21st from 10 am until 11 am. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the church with Rev. Steve Bush officiating.
 
Grace Laverne Hayman Jenkins
(November 17, 1937 - May 16, 2013)
Grace Laverne Hayman Jenkins, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 75, born on November 17, 1937 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the AMG Specialty Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Ruth J. Nicholson of Bogalusa, LA; four sisters, Donna Lawrence of Picayune, MS, Alana Rodeheaver of Bogalusa, LA, Trona Hayman of Picayune, MS and Theresa Thomas of Texas; one brother, Jimmy Hayman of Bogalusa, LA; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, C. P. "Buddy" Jenkins; three sons, James Jenkins, John Jenkins, Joseph Jenkins.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate with Interment to follow at Hunt-Jenkins Cemetery.
 
Darryl Marty Fontenot
BORN: September 12, 1958
DIED: May 16, 2013
Darryl Martin "Marty" Fontenot born September 12, 1958 passed away May 16, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center at the age of 54. Marty as he was known to many was a native of Bogalusa and a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church here in Bogalusa.
He is survived by his wife Terry Ramsey Fontenot of Bogalusa, his mother Helen Fontenot of Bogalusa, 3 daughters Kandi(Corey) Nicholson of Rayville, La., Autumn Fontenot of Knoxville, TN. A
and April Hallinan of Bogalusa, 3 brothers Donald Fontenot of Bogalusa, Danny(Karen)Fontenot of Bogalusa and Mike(Kim)Fontenot of Westlake, La., 6 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and Friends.
He is preceded in death by father, James"Jimbo"Fontenot.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday May 17, 2013 beginning at 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and resume Saturday May 18, 2013 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev Wesley Quave and Rev. Chris Fontenot will officiate the services with the Interment following at Ponemah Cemetery here in Bogalusa.
 
John Melvin Hartzog
(May 21, 1937 - May 14, 2013)
John Melvin Hartzog, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 75, born on May 21, 1937 in Walthall County, MS, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at LA Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA.
He served in the United States Army Reserve. He was a member and Past Master of the Zona Lodge #337.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Pounds Hartzog; two daughters, Shannon (Craig) Seal and Lu Anne (Alan) Fortenberry; one son, Guy Melvin Hartzog; two sisters, Clara Hartzog and Linda Stringer; three brothers, Charlie Ben Hartzog, Felder Hartzog and Tony Breland; grandchildren, James Christian Seal, John Cory Seal, Keshia (Paul) Williams, Annedriea Hartzog, Heath (Veronica) Fortenberry, Jeremy (Carmen) Fortenberry and Gretchen (Daniel) Matthews; nineteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, J. A. Hartzog and Stella Cotton Hartzog; two sisters, Daisey Thomas and Letha Gray; a brother, Daniel Lucious Hartzog.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church at 5:30 P.M. and Funeral Service at 7:00 P.M. A commital Service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Lynn Martin will officiate with Intement to follow at Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Robert Lavell Jenkins
BORN: January 10, 1936
DIED: May 14, 2013
Robert Lavell Jenkins, 77, a resident of Bogalusa, died at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Slidell Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 10, 1936, he loved farming, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred Jenkins of Bogalusa; one daughter, Shelia Breland of Bogalusa; two grandsons, Cody Breland and Dustin Orgeron, both of Bogalusa; a special brother, Richard Jenkins; a brother, Don Jenkins; and a sister, Myrtle Tally.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 16 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. The funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Phil Thigpen, will be Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Margaret G. Seals
BORN: December 30, 1927
DIED: May 13, 2013
Margaret G. Seals age 85 passed away May 13, 2013 at North Shore Specialety Hospital in Covington La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La and member of Main Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son Donald Melton of Salisbury N.C., and four grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 2 p. m. Thursday May 16, 2013 at Seal Cemetery in Varnado. Rev. Patrick Magee officiated.
 
 
Bridget Ann Wheat
(January 23, 1976 - May 11, 2013)
Bridget Ann Wheat, age 37, born on January 23, 1976 in Bogalusa, LA, a resident of Franklinton, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
She is survived by one son, Daniel Paul Wheat; her mother, Deloris Bolinger Carroll; a brother, Charles Wayne Carroll; a nephew, Jordan Lewis Carroll.
She is preceded in death by her father, Charles R. Carroll; her maternal grandparents, Lewis R. Bolinger and Fannie Lee Bolinger; her paternal grandparents, Daniel Carroll and Dollie Carroll.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Kennedy Cemetery in Crossroads, MS.
 
Marvin James Givens
(April 13, 1940 - May 13, 2013)
MARVIN JAMES GIVENS, AGE 73
And a resident of Franklinton died Monday, May 13, 2013 at his residence.
Survived by:
4 Daughters and sons in law: Jackie and Louie Moore of Denham Springs; Marlene and Danny Sullivan; Quida Givens and Daniel Phelps all of Franklinton; Rebecca and David Burch of Mt. Hermon
Grandson that he raised and spouse: Dustin and Alicia Givens 9 Other Grandchildren: Alan Wise, Scott Moore, Sara Moore, Lee Freeman, Robin Duncan, Meagan Sullivan, Connor Sullivan, Paul Pigott, Madelyn Burch 7 Great grandchildren
Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Bessie Mae Wascom Givens, a grandson Patrick Pigott, his parents Edward and Piccola Jenkins Givens and 2 brothers and 6 sisters.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 9 PM Thursday, May 16, 2013 and after 10 AM Friday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Alan Wise, Dustin Givens, Scott Moore, Lee Freeman, Connor Sullivan, Tony Duncan, John Schilling, Johnny Tarver
 
Thomas Earl Corkern
(June 20, 1945 - May 11, 2013)
THOMAS EARL “TOM” CORKERN, AGE 67
And a residence of Enon died at 10:45 PM Saturday at his residence.
He loved farming and flying. He taught computer technology in the late 1960’s and 1970’s at the Vocational School. He was an Air Force Veteran having served in the Vietnam Era.
Survived by:
Wife: Evelyn Bedwell Corkern of Enon
Daughter: Kasey Lynn Pack of Ohio
Son: Thomas Darwin Corkern of Baton Rouge
Mother: Golda Corkern Johnson of Franklinton
Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren
Numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren
Step Children: Janice Magee, Lyndon Magee of Pine, Fred and Susan Magee of Walker, Bobby Ray Magee of Port Vincent, Tim and Robyn Magee Prairieville, JoAnn Caporale of Bossier City, LA
Brother and sister in law: James Lester “Jimmy” and Dorothy Corkern of Enon
He was preceded in death by his father William Earl Corkern and step father Harold “Jiggs” Johnson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Monday, May 13, 2013 and after 10 AM Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 3 PM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Fredrick Brumfield and Rev. Pete Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the Isabel Church Cemetery.
 
Thomas "Kelly" Crain
(January 12, 1938 - May 10, 2013)
THOMAS “KELLY” CRAIN, AGE 75
And a resident of Thomas died at 2:15 AM Friday, May 10, 2013 at his residence.
Survived by:
Wife: Laura Dell Crain of Thomas
2 Daughters and sons in laws: Loretta and Jeff Smith of Stateline; Melissa Bateman and Richard Sullivan of Franklinton
3 Son and daughters in law: Curtis Ray and Stacey Crain; Christopher Kelly and Michelle Crain; Virgil Allen and Belinda Crain all of Thomas
Grandchildren and spouses: Michael and Tiffany Crain, Brandon and Nikki Crain, Kyle and Regan Smith, Kendra Smith, Jeremy Bateman, Lauren Bateman, Tiffany Crain, Aaron Crain, Cassandra Crain, Jordan Crain, Hunter Crain
Great grandchildren: Lillian Crain, Bella Crain, Jake Brooks, Emma Crain, Luke Crain, Chloee Galloway
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Winna Gayle Crain, his parents Curtis “Mut” and Aline Seal Crain and an infant sister Evelyn Crain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Sunday, May 12, 2013 and after 9 AM Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Donnie Broome and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the War Crain Cemetery.
 
Lucy Belle Tucker Beets
BORN: May 19, 1932
DIED: May 9, 2013
Lucy Belle Tucker Beets age 80 passed away May 9, 2013 at Louisiana Heart Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by one son Butch Beets "Julie" of Bogalusa. Two daughters, Sheila Mendel of Bogalusa, and Lorie Jenkins "Duel" of Bogalusa. Two sisters, Agnes Heflin of Jackson Ms, and Ruby Lancaster of Bentonia Ms. Grandchildren, Brandy Beets Young"Jamie", Bethany Beets Quave "Ryan", Adam Scott Jenkins, Justine Lee Messina "Jessica", Jonathan and Bradley Mendel. Great-grandchildren, Ashlin Noel Young, Theresa Mendel, Andreana Mendel, Trindon Young and Lily Young.
She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Odell Beets, Parents Oscar and Missouri Belle Tucker, brothers Oscar, Joe, Bud and Dewitt Tucker.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday May 11, 2013 from ( a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Rupert Breland will officiate.
 
 
Jessie E Rush
BORN: September 9, 1928
DIED: May 8, 2013
Jessie E. Rush age 84 passed away May 8, 2013 at his residence here in Bogalusa La. He was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He is survived by one son Bruce Rush "Deborah" of Bogalusa La., and one daughter Connie Rush Boyd "Charles" of Bogalusa La. Five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nelda Faye Rush.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home Friday May 10, 2013 from (9 :30 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Chad Jenkins and Rev. David Easterling will officiate.
 
Michael Curtis Harriel
(September 13, 1956 - May 7, 2013)
Michael Curtis Harriel, age 56, born on September 13, 1956 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
He was a veteran and served in the United States Navy.
He is survived by a daughter, Amber Harriel; two sons, Travis Harriel and Nicholas Harriel; his father, Sammie C. Harriel; his sister, Rena Harriel; his brother, Donnie (Sis) Harriel; two grandchildren, Dawson Palmer and Bailey Palmer.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Bettye Lowe Harriel.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Lynn Martin will officiate with Interment will follow at Steephollow Cemetery in Poplarville, MS.
 
Dora Mae Barber
(February 12, 1937 - May 7, 2013)
DORA MAE DAVIS BARBER, AGE 76
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:50 pm Tuesday May 7, 2013 at Good Samaritan’s Nursing Home. She was a former longtime employee of the Washington Parish School Board as a cafeteria worker at Franklinton Elementary School. She enjoyed working in her flower bed and tending to her flowers. Mrs. Barber was always a loving wife and caretaker to her late husband. She was also a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother.
Survived by:
4 Daughters and Sons in law: Susan Barber, Sandra and Billy Callihan, Theresa and Michael Dufrene, Sheila and Daniel W. Bosch, Sr. all of Franklinton
7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Stuart and Marie Varnado, Kyle and Leslie Varnado, Tracy Hughes, Amber Brumfield, Stephanie Maillet, Amanda Dufrene, Daniel W. Bosch, Jr.
12 Great-grandchildren
Sister and Brother in law: Alice Faye Brock and George Brock of Mobile, AL
Brother and Sister in law: Vance E. and Faye Davis of Clifton Forge, VA
Sister in law: Flora Phillips of Tylertown
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Houston Barber, her mother Susie Davis and a brother Jewell Phillips.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday May 9th from 10 am until 4 pm. A funeral service will be held at 4 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Stateline United Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Stuart Varnado, Kyle Varnado, Daniel W. Bosch, Sr., Daniel W. Bosch, Jr., Michael Dufrene, Billy Callihan
 
Dollie Holden Norman
BORN: June 12, 1919
DIED: May 3, 2013
Dollie Holden Norman born June 12, 1919 passed into eternal peace on Friday May 3, 2013 at the age of 93. Although a resident of the Friendswood/Alvin, Texas area for the past several years, she always called Bogalusa home.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory sons Francis "Boots" Norman and Bill Norman both of Bogalusa, Leon "Benny"(Pat) Norman of Morganstown MS., daughters Wilda(Harold)Thompson of Pleasant Hill, MO., Glenda(Larry)Ikerd of Pine,La.,and Anna(Rodger)Moravitz of Alvin, Texas, numerous grand and great grandchildren(each of which was her favorite), and 1 great-great grandchild who put a huge smile on her face, and also numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jessie and Matilda Holden, husband Howard Leon Norman, 2 sons Jessie and Joe Norman, 1 grandchild Steve Norman, 2 brothers Joe and Fred Holden and 3 sisters Margaret Auer, Agnes Busby, and Ruth Clarke.
Visitation will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday May 7, 2013 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Mike Mitchell will officiate the services and the Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery here in Bogalusa.
Pallbearers will be Russell Sackett, Mike Fowler, David Barta, Sean Jones, Jimmy Thompson, and Gary Ikerd Jr.
 
 
Daniel Curtis Harriel
(August 19, 1973 - May 4, 2013)
Daniel Curtis Harriel, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 39, born on August 19, 1973 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Lallie Kemp Hospital in Indenpendence, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Amy Worsham Harriel; one daughter, Cailyn Daniel Harriel; his mother, Lynn Seal Harriel; his father, Donnie (Gwendolyn) Harriel; maternal grandmother, Nester Seal; paternal grandfather, Sammy Harriel; his sister, Shannon Harriel Barnes; step-brothers, Michael and Jewel Rivers; an aunt, Pauline and Johnny Leos; uncle and aunt, Mike Harriel and Rena Harriel; nephews, Jacob Thomas and Cassidy Barnes; cousins, Brandon Leos and Toby Leos; a special friend, Terry Taylor.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jack Seal; and by his paternal grandmother, Betty Harriel.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lynn Martin to officiate. Interment will follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, LA. This will be a private family service.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Sue Statham
(Died May 2, 2013)
NAME OF DECEASED: Sue Gatlin Statham
DATE OF DEATH: Thursday, May 2, 2013
PLACE OF DEATH: Regency Hospital, Covington, LA
AGE: 76
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: Husband – Charles L. Statham of Bogalusa, LA
2 Sons – Edward Otis (Kathleen) Statham of Houston TX, Charles L. Statham, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA
3 Sisters – June Goodwin of Raleigh, NC, Beth (Charles) Pepe of Baton Rouge, LA, Sidney Brymn of Slidell, LA
4 Grandchildren – Amanda, Sarah, Charles III, Chris
2 Great Grandchildren – Isaac and Jayden
PRECEDED BY: Her parents – Edward and Louise Gatlin
VISITATION: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home
TIME: Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 5:00p.m. Until 9:00p.m.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home
TIME: Monday, May 6, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 2:00p.m.
MINISTER: Rev. Tom Dolph
INTERMENT: Ponemah Cemetery
OTHER INFORMATION: After Graduating from Cal-State Fullerton, she went to work for Rockwell International as an engineering planner on the space shuttle programs and she retired in 1991, and she and her husband returned to Bogalusa in 1997.
 
Nelda Allison Thomas
BORN: May 11, 1947
DIED: April 29, 2013
Nelda Allison Thomas born May 11, 1947 passed away April 29, 2013 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, La. at the age of 65. Nelda was a Bank Teller at First State Bank and Zellco Credit Union for several years. She was a member of First Baptist Church here in Bogalusa.
She is survived by her husband Clyde E. Thomas of Bogalusa, a son Britt Miley of Bogalusa, a Daughter DeAnn (Byron) Forbes of Franklinton, La., step-son Allen (Wendy) Thomas of Richland, MS. a step-daughter Lea (Mike) Davis of Bogalusa, brother Joel (Joan) Allison of Covington, La., brother-in-law Lee V. Hopkins also of Covington, sister-in-law Edwrina Burch of Angie, five grandchildren /eight step grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Nelda was proceded in death by parents Cedric and Lois Allison, and a sister Dorothy Hopkins.
Visitation will begin Thursday May 2, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral beginning at 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and resume after 8:00 A.M. Friday May 3, 2013 until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev.Jimmy Byrd will officiate the services and the Interment will follow in the Pounds-Poole Cemetery located in Bogalusa.
Pallbearers will be Joel Allison, Patrick Graffagnino, Lee Hopkins, Russell Penzato, Kevin Mizell and Kalen Lee. Honorary Pallbearer is Jeremy Quave.
 
 
Dorothy Jean Spiers
(July 7, 1930 - May 1, 2013)
Dorothy Jean Spiers, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 82, born on July 7, 1930 in Foxworth, MS, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA.
She is survived by four daughters, Stevie (Harry) Hoppen, Stacey S. Talley, Freddie (Mike) Tourne' and Nikki Spiers Grimes; grandchildren, Heidi (Rod) Dillon, Bryan Hoppen, Shayne Hall, Jeff and Jordy Tourne', Cyndi S. Rising, Brandi S. Vonderbruegge, Derek Dantin, and Amanda D. (T.J.) Marshall; a son-in-law, Paul Dantin.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin K. Spiers; a daughter, Sherry S. Dantin; her parents, Charles R. Broome and Grace D. Beard; her mother, Hazel B. Anthaume.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Clay Norwood and Derek Dantin will be officiating. Interment to follow at Pounds Cemetery with a private family Graveside Service.
 
 
Douglas Stuart
(December 8, 1926 - April 29, 2013)
JAMES DOUGLAS STUART, AGE 86
And a resident of Pine died at 7:30 am Monday April 29, 2013 at his home. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and an electrician early in life. He was a longtime member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church where he was ordained into the ministry in April of 1964. Mr. Stuart then spent the next 48 years of his life devoted to Christian ministry, while serving at numerous local churches. He was also a Master Mason and member of the Pine Masonic Lodge #264. Mr. Stuart enjoyed traveling and loved the Western United States, which led to his hobby of growing cacti at his home. He also enjoyed listening to bluegrass music and was always a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Survived by:
Wife of 67 years: Mildred Hembree Stuart of Pine
3 Sons and Daughters in law: Mike and Deborah Stuart of Denham Springs, Milton Stuart, Glen and Lana Stuart all of Pine
2 Daughters: Jackie Williams of Franklinton, Judith Lang of Pine
10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Sheila Bourgeois, Danny Stuart, Carey and Vance Lane, Jessica and Jimmy Aucoin, Kayla and Billy Sabel, Tracie and Michael Stroud, Cara Williams, Amanda and Corey Stephens, Dana and Rod Graham, Bobby Caputo
21 Great-grandchildren and 3 Great-great-grandchildren
2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Rita and Gerald Wood of Pine, Bernice and Roy Hartfield of Purvis, MS
Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey Stuart and Geneva Lewis Stuart, grandchildren Buffy Stuart and Shane Stuart, sons in law Russell Williams and Bernard Lang, and 3 brothers Lavon Stuart, Cecil Stuart, and Edward “Pete” Stuart
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday April 30th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the church with Eld. Brent King, Eld. Mike Stuart, Eld. Glen Stuart and Eld. Willie J. Passman officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Kevin Garner, David McNeese, Walter Guchereau, Everett Verret, Gary Stuart, Roy Hartfield, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers: Tyler Cunningham, Danny Stuart, Stuart Hartfield
 
Robert "Bob" Patridge
(December 3, 1943 - April 28, 2013)
ROBERT WILLIAM “BOB” PATRIDGE, AGE 69
And a resident of Franklinton died at 2:38 PM Sunday, April 28, 2013 at his residence.
He enjoyed spending time with kids, working on their bikes and playing Santa Claus, he also enjoyed seeing and visiting people that he met. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a U S Army Veteran.
Survived by:
Wife: Doris Sheridan Patridge of Franklinton
Daughter and son in law: Angel Dubuisson-Aouididi and Haussem of Covington
3 Sons and daughters in law: Robert Patridge, Jr. and Becky of Franklinton; Joseph Edward Patridge and Victoria of Chesbrough; Randy Woodward and Heidi of Thomas
Grandchildren: Karen Elaine Dubuisson, Kenneth John Dubuisson, Jr., Jessica Caitlin Patridge, Joseph Edward Patridge, Jr., Eddie Rohner, Chanceston Jace Woodward, Caden DeWayne Woodward
Great grandchild: Jasmine Danielle Hannan- Dubuisson
Sister in law: Bernetta Patridge of Florida Special Uncle: Claude Westmoreland of Bassfield, MS
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Norma Westmoreland Patridge, a grandchild Robert John Dubuisson and a brother Edward James Patridge.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 10 PM Wednesday, May 1, 2013 and after 9 AM Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Stafford, Rev. Fred Brumfield and Rev. Denny Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Corkern Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Claude Westmoreland, Freddy Navailhon, Donald Westmoreland, Dale Westmoreland, Bradley Westmoreland, Matthew Amann
Honorary: J D Strickland, Dutch Amann, Walter Westmoreland, Eric Westmoreland, Ronnie Westmoreland, Garland Westmoreland
 
Vernon A. Talley
September 9, 1926 – April 28, 2013
Vernon A. Talley, 86, of Bogalusa, La, passed away at 9:32 p.m. on April 28, 2013, at his home, 11202 Highway 21 South, Bogalusa, La.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Brown- McGehee Funeral Home; 610 Avenue F., Bogalusa, La. The funeral service will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 24. Interment will follow the funeral at Lee's Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Pastor Charles Warren of Church of United Faith will be officiating.
Vernon was born in Isabel, La on September 9, 1926. He was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Talley. He was married to Doris "Pap" Pierce Talley on July 3, 1946; they were married for 51 years before her death in 1997.
Vernon served in the U.S. Navy in World War II from 1943 – 1947. He earned the rank of petty officer. He retired from Boeing as an engineer. He enjoyed singing and visiting with family and friends. After retirement he loved raising cattle. He was also involved in the American Legion and VFW.
Mr. Talley is survived by his second wife of fifteen years Wanzie M. Bedwell - Jenkins Talley. His three children; Sandra Connors, Donna Hall, and husband Willard Hall and Grant Talley, and wife Pam. He was the adored grandfather to Jeffery Purvis (wife Lindsey), Jodi Byrd (husband Wade), Kelly Seal (husband Rip), Jennifer Wheat (husband Robert) and Garrett Talley. He is also survived by eight wonderful great-grandchildren (Seth, Macy, Drake, Caleb, Elijah, Ethan, Chloe & Celena), two step great-grandchildren (Mason & Miranda), a brother, Berkley Talley and a sister, Charlotte Little, and other family and friends.
Vernon A. Talley was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Edith and his wife Doris. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
 
 
Wilma Stevenson Mitchell
BORN: August 15, 1925
DIED: April 27, 2013
Mrs. Wilma Dorothy Stevenson Mitchell born August 15, 1925 passed away April 27, 2013 at her residence in Springfield La at the age of 87.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas M.(Donna) Mitchell of Bogalusa, Jimmie C.(Cathy)Mitchell of Bogalusa, two daughters Rebecca(Harry) McBeth of Springfield, La. And Lynda(Terry)Jerrell of Bogalusa, four sisters Jackie(Rudy)Dugas of Bogalusa, Lucille Stevenson Raborn of Picayune MS., Carol Stevenson Turner of Spanish Fort, Alabama and Linda Stevenson Kirkland of Bogalusa, she had 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by husband Myrant Dorsey Mitchell, one daughter, Patsy Louise Mitchell Davisher Parents Thomas Monroe Stevenson and Doris Lawrence Stevenson, and one grandson Dewey Myrant Mitchell, one great-granddaughter Alyssa Grace Watts, one great- greatgrandson Urijah Paul Wells.
Visitation and services will be held on Thursday May 2, 2013 beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Ronald Wilson will officiate the service with the Interment following at Pounds Cemetery in Bogalusa.
 
 
Gladys Burch Smith
(June 23, 1913 - April 27, 2013)
GLADYS PEARL MIXON BURCH SMITH, AGE 99
And a resident of Franklinton died at 4:13 pm Saturday April 27, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 23, 1913 and was a native of Mt. Hermon. Mrs. Smith was a longtime member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church and retired after nearly 30 years employment at Rutter Rex. She enjoyed making ceramics which she often gave to family and friends. She also was a dog lover, especially her former pet Smokey.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Betty and B.F. Smith of Columbia, MS
5 Sons and Daughters in law: Walter and Ruth Smith of Pine, Billy and Bonnie Smith of Greenwell Springs, Ben and Joanne Smith, Bobby and Elaine Smith all of Mt. Hermon, Michael and Charlotte Smith of Denham Springs
11 Grandchildren: Wanda Kay Smith Nace, Ronnie Neal Smith, Connie Sue McKernan, Donna White, Walter Earl Smith, Jr., Robert Smith, Ben Smith, Jr., Mandy Smith, Joseph Smith, Michelle Alipio, Matt Shoemaker
19 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Benton Smith, 2 infant children Doris Lane Smith and Wesley Jewell Smith, her parents Rev. James R. Burch and Lena McElveen Burch, 4 grandchildren Stacey Jo Smith, Chris Smith, Michael Smith, Jr. and Kevin Woodward, and 3 great-grandchildren
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 29th from 2 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Russell Kirkland and Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ronnie Smith, Earl Smith, Robert Smith, Joseph Smith, Daniel Alipio, Matt Shoemaker
  
Bobby Wayne Wells
(July 12, 1950 - April 27, 2013)
Bobby Wayne Wells, age 62, born on July 12, 1950 in Independence, LA, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a member of Varnado Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran and served during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wells of Bogalusa, LA; three sons, Tim Wells of Bogalusa, LA, Mark Wells of Houston, TX and Christopher Allen (Lillian) Patterson of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Mildred (Melvin) Freeman of Bogalusa, LA and Diane Strahan of Sun, LA; two brothers, David (Margaret) Wells of Mississippi and Glenn (Katie) Wells of Denham Springs, LA; grandchildren, Tyler Wells, Jessica Patterson, Heather Patterson, Noel Patterson, Joseph Yarbrough, Rayne Yarbrough, Destiny Keaton and Cheyenne Keaton; brothers-in-law, Ricky Dale Crain and Billy Ray (Mary Jean) Jenkins both of Bogalusa, LA; special friends, Harvey Dykes and Gloria Woods.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Rene' Wells; a son, James Lavell Patterson; his parents, Fred and Esther Wells; his sisters, Betty Jo Provost and Shirley Williams; his brothers, Junior Wells and Jerry Wells.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home at 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate with Interment to follow at Pounds Cemetery.
 
 
Myrtis Acosta Statham
(May 16, 1917 - April 24, 2013)
Myrtis Acosta Statham, a resident of Covington, LA, age 95, born on May 16, 1917 in Belle Rose, LA, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mandeville, LA.  She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Statham of Covington, LA; a son, Robert (Rosalie) Statham of Covington, LA; a grandson, Scott Statham and a great-grandson, Caleb Statham.   She is preceded in death by her husband, Norman Statham; a daughter, Judy Statham Pennington; a son, Larry Statham; her parents, Eric Pierre Acosta and Irene Blanchard Acosta; two sisters, Alice Hall and Ruby Gaude; and a brother, Eric Acosta.   Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Annunciation Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. The Mass Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Father Patrick Collum officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.  Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.
 
 
Geneva Phelps Nielson Bell
(June 11, 1942 - April 24, 2013)
GENEVA PHELPS NIELSON BELL, 70
And a resident of Bogalusa died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at her residence. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.
Survived by:
3 Daughters and sons in law: Lesia Nielson Rawls and Husband Joseph of Pine Therisa Nielson Williams and Husband Todd Carlyon Nielson Johnson and Husband Mark all of Bogalusa
4 Grandchildren and spouses: Jeremy and Samantha Rawls of Pine Japheth and Brenna Rawls of Pine Kandon and Richard Langston Mathew Williams and Fiancé Nori Long all of Bogalusa
5 Great Grandchildren: Jude Rawls, Alexus Rawls, Anden Langston, Sophia Rawls, Kade Langston
4 Sisters: Betty Ann Carnegie Joyce Creel both of Franklinton Mary Jane Allen of Folsom Gail Phelps of Sturgis, MS
2 Brothers: Curtis Ray Phelps of Franklinton John Phelps of Biloxi, MS
She was preceded in death by her husbands Robert G. Nielsen and David Bell, her parents John and Gertrude Walker Phelps, a sister Dorothy Phelps and a brother Charles Phelps.
Visitation will begin at 10 AM Thursday, April 24, 2013 at Pine Missionary Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM at the church with Bro. Brent King, Bro. Mike Stewart, and Bro. Clay Norwood officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.
 
Herndon Reginald Branton
BORN: April 18, 1935
DIED: April 22, 2013
Herndon Reginald Branton, 78 years old, passed away April 22, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 18, 1935, in Bogalusa La., he graduated form Bogalusa High School, and served honorably in the United States Army. He served as Sergeant, Airborne Ranger, and paratrooper during the Korean War. He retired from George H. Leihleitner, as a salesman, after completing 15 years with the company. He has since continued his sales career, until time of his death.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Brenda Merritt Branton, one daughter, Jill Branton Tamboli, two grandsons, Trevor Branton Tamboli and Tyler Branton Tamboli. He is also survived by his sister, Louise Branton parker (Billy Ray) and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Joseph Branton and Alma Parker Branton He was also preceded in death by his first wife Delores Williams Branton, a son Herndon Riginald branton, Jr., two brothers A. J. Branton (Doris) and Howard Branton (Allie). Three sisters have also preceded him, Lennie Wheat (Willis), Rosemond Williams (Curt), and Henrietta Bell (Ken).
In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to First Baptist Church in Covington La.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home Wednesday April 24, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and will continue Thursday April 25, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Lees Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jay Johnston will officiate.
 
 
David Allen Gaudreau
(March 19, 1960 - April 22, 2013)
David Allen Gaudreau, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 53, born on March 19, 1960 in Slidell, LA, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, LA.
He is survived by one son, David A. Gaudreau, II of Salida, CA; two sisters, Patsy Arabie and Lori Gaudreau Carlton both of Sun, LA; two brothers, Charles Gaudreau of Florida and Jeff Gaudreau of Monroe, LA; two grandchildren, Joey Gaudreau and Jackson Gaudreau.
There will be a Graveside Service at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at John R. Pierce Cemetery in Sun, LA with Rev. Leo Burge officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Matthew Ashley McNeese
(January 8, 1975 - April 21, 2013)
MATTHEW ASHLEY McNEESE, AGE 38
And a resident of Franklinton died at 4:37 AM Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center.
Survived by:
Father and step mother: Wilton McNeese and Lucille of Loranger
Daughter: Victoria McNeese of Wichita, Kansas
Grandmother: Willie Holliday of Mt. Hermon
Brother and sister in law: Chris Ard and Debra of Franklinton
Sister: Ann Angeles of Arizona
Several nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his mother Gayle Holliday McNeese, grandfather Wilton D. McNeese, grandmother Patsy Hoover McNeese and grandfather Milford Holliday.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 12 Noon until 1PM Tuesday, April 23, 2013. A graveside service will be at 1:30 PM Tuesday at Mt. Hermon Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Ingram officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
 
E. Williams
(August 9, 1943 - April 20, 2013)
RUSSELL E. WILLIAMS, AGE 69
And a resident of Franklinton passed away at 10:15 am Saturday April 20, 2013 at his home. He was a member of Clifton Baptist Church and a pharmacist at Winn Dixie Pharmacy in Franklinton. Russell was also a member of the Louisiana Pharmacy Association.
Survived by:
Wife: Jackie Stuart Williams of Franklinton
2 Daughters and a Son in law: Cara M. Williams of Covington, Tracie Williams Stroud and Michael Stroud of Shreveport
3 Grandchildren: Kaitlyn Stroud, Noah Stroud, Eli Stroud all of Shreveport
2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Ruby and Doyle Dykes of Florence, MS, Minnie Jo Dillard of Houston
He was preceded in death by his parents Howard R. Williams and Verlie Morgan Williams, and 2 brothers Robert C. Williams and Curtis H. Williams
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday April 21st from 6 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. Tony Hicks and Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon.
Pallbearers: Rod Graham, David McNeese, Jim Morgan, Joe Richardson, Scott Shirley, Don Spears
 
 
Harold Hodge Stuart
(May 13, 1937 - April 18, 2013)
Harold Hodge Stuart, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 75, born on May 13, 1937 in DeKalb, MS, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Gaynell D. Stuart of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Stacey (Robert) Chaudron; two sons, Kenneth (Angelia) Stuart and Terry Stuart; one sister, Shirley K. (Charles) Daniel; one brother, Gerald C. (Teresa O.) Stuart; two grandchildren, Kenna Stuart and Bayley Chaudron.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert C. Stuart and Leona G. Green Stuart.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 5:00 P.M - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Bob Adams to officiate. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First Baptist Church Van Fund, 541 Avenue F, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
 
James Edward Strahan
(September 6, 1934 - April 19, 2013)
JAMES EDWARD STRAHAN, AGE 78
And a resident of Bogalusa died Friday morning at his residence.
He was a retired U S Air Force Veteran.
Survived by:
Wife: Linda Miley Strahan of Bogalusa
2 Step Daughters: Tina Marie Delancey of Houston, TX Nancy Leann Baker Williams of Nashville, TN
Step Son and daughter in law: Clifford Wayne and Donna Delancey of Bogalusa
Numerous grandchildren
He is also survived by numerous step brothers and step sisters.
Sister in law: Lois Boone of Pine
He was preceded in death by his father Buford C. Strahan and mother Allie Sandifer Strahan Lanford.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Sunday, April 21, 2013 and after 12 Noon Monday. A funeral service will be held at 4 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Tommy Patterson Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.
 
Max Oliver Brumfield, Jr.
(April 24, 1938 - April 19, 2013)
MAX OLIVER BRUMFIELD, JR, AGE 74
And a resident of Franklinton died at 12:15 AM Friday, April 19, 2013 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during the early years of the Vietnam Era and a member of the USS Helena Organization, which was the battleship he was stationed on. Max was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Baker, Grand Lodge of Louisiana #441, the American Legion Post #113, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7196. He was also a longtime deputy with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office under several administrations and retired after nearly 40 years of service to his community.
Survived by:
Wife of 42 years: Patricia Erwin Brumfield of Franklinton
Daughter and son in law: Karmen and Ben Poole of Zachary
Son and daughter in law: Max Brumfield, III and Risha of Zachary
Sister: Martha Ann Brumfield Davis of Franklinton
3 Grandsons: Dustin Brumfield, Derek Brumfield, Thomas Poole
4 Great granddaughters: Sheena Poole, Samantha Poole, Abby Brumfield Jones, Mattie Brumfield
Sister in law and brother in law: Sue Erwin and Holyne Roberts of Franklinton
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Max O. Brumfield, Sr. and Matalee Phares Brumfield.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM until 8 PM. Visitation will continue after 12 noon Sunday with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Denny Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Trey Anthony Ordoyne
(June 6, 1997 - April 18, 2013)
TREY ANTHONY ORDOYNE, AGE 15
And a resident of Franklinton died at 10 am Thursday April 18, 2013 at his home. He was a 9th grade student at Franklinton High School, where he proudly played the saxophone in the FHS Demon Regiment. Trey was a member of Hay’s Creek Southern Baptist Church and an active outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding 4-wheelers, often mud-riding and getting as dirty as possible. Since birth, every day of Trey’s time on Earth has been a battle for his life but he lived every moment to the fullest and spread joy and happiness to his family and all those he knew.
Survived by:
Mother: April Foil Ordoyne of Franklinton
Father: Troy Anthony Ordoyne of Franklinton
Sister and Brother: Destiny Lynn Ordoyne, Hunter Clarence Ordoyne
Grandparents: William “D.D.” Foil and Jackie Foil of Franklinton, Sherry and David Byrd of Bogalusa
Great-grandmother: Verda Mae Pierce of Bogalusa
Aunts and Uncles: Deidra and Toby Byrd, Lynsey and Jeremy Ebarb, Jennifer and Tim Corkern, Floyd J. Ordoyne, Jr. and Tracey Ordoyne, Michelle Hill and Randy Ferguson, Stacey Chiasson, Matt Barber
Godfather: Jeremy Freeman "GG"
Special Friends: Saralynn Porche, Aimee Knight
Also numerous cousins, other family members and friends
He was preceded in death by grandparents Floyd J. Ordoyne, Sr. and Marlene Theriot Ordoyne, great-grandparents Roy and Lena Foil, Frank Fredrick Ordoyne and Edna Landry Ordoyne, and Daniel Passman, and uncles Brian Ordoyne and Shaun Foil
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday April 19th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Hay’s Creek Southern Baptist Church from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Rev. Rick Elder and Rev. Fredrick Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be members of Washington Parish’s Fireman’s Honor Guard
 
 
Amanda Jade Hartzog Thomas
(October 14, 1985 - April 17, 2013)
AMANDA JADE HARTZOG THOMAS
Born October 14, 1985, age 27 went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 5:56 PM at University Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She was an outstanding young woman who loved her family and enjoyed spending time on the river and fishing.
Survived by:
Her beloved Husband of 12 years: Nathan Dudley Thomas
2 Daughters: Alyssa Jade and Destiny Jace
Father and step mother: Kenny Wayne Hartzog and Kim Erwin Hartzog
Mother: Sheila Rawls Hartzog
Grandmothers: Georgia Hartzog Miley; Ruby Nell Rawls Graves
2 Sisters: Ashley Briana Hartzog; Autumn Nicole Hartzog
Mother in law: Barbara Gail Thomas
Sister in law: Bridget Renee McCain
Brother in law: Herman Andy Thomas
3 Nieces: Jennifer Shari McCain, Hannah Maria McCain and Allie Renee McCain
Also several aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Lucious Hartzog, maternal grandfathers Billy Jean Rawls and Ed Graves, her father in law Lloyd Leon “Jr.” Thomas, her brother in law Jonathon Lloyd Thomas and several aunts and uncle.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 11 AM Friday, April 19, 2013 with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Tommy Hudnall and Bro. Patrick Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Centerville Church Cemetery in Centerville, Mississippi.
 
Jessie H. Day
(September 23, 1927 - April 16, 2013)
Jessie H. Day, age 85, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Canon Hospice in Jefferson, LA.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Paul) Sanchez of Gretna, LA, Kathy Davis of Bogalusa, LA and Phyllis (Edgar) Weinstein of Madisonville, LA; two sons, Wilson (Sandy) Hebert of Bogalusa, LA and Ray (Diane) Hebert of Algiers, LA; one brother, Sonny (Doris) Hebert of Lockport, LA; nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Day.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Pete Underwood to officiate.
A committal service will be held at Westlawn Mausoleum in Gretna, LA at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
 
Julia Mae Parker
BORN: March 24, 1930
DIED: April 15, 2013
Julia Mae Parker age 83 passed away April 15, 2013 at Bogalusa L.S.U. Medical Center. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by two sons David Hall "Elizabeth" of Bogalusa La. And Tommy Hall "Barbara" of Franklinton La. Daughters Margaret Palmer Cassady of Andalusia Ala., Dianne Miller of Bogalusa La. Twelve grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her first husband Thomas A. Hall and her second husband Woodrow Parker, son Johnny Wayne Hall, parents Walter and Myrtis Johnson, brothers Julius Walter Johnson, James Earl Rester, sister Vera Hartfield.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Wednesday April 17, 2013 from 5 :00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and will continue on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Audrey Faye Dillon
BORN: November 26, 1949
Audrey Faye Dillon born November 26,1949 passed away April 13, 2013 at her residence in Carriere, MS. At the age of 63. Audrey was a native of Bogalusa.
Audrey is survived by her husband Charles Ray Dillon of Carriere, MS., one son Billy Earl Thomas Jr., a daughter Rennota Thomas of MS., three stepdaughters Karen McMichael of Bogalusa, Penny Held of Slidell, La.and Pamela Maag of Harahan, La.a sister Rita M. Wheat of Bogalusa., 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, three nieces Neomi(Rickey)Hoyt, Summer Ann Wheat and Rebecca Wheat, one nephew Shannon Jones and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents James Albert and Hilda Louise Wheat, brothers Roland Thomas Wheat, Ray Allen Wheat, Gerald Dennis "Bit's" Wheat and Stanley Harold Wheat, a sister Betty Gail Penton and a niece Renee Aline Wheat.
Visitation will be held Tuesday April 16, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday April 17, 2013 until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev, Charles Ray Creel will officiate the service with the Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery .
 
Sadie Adams Arlt
BORN: July 20, 1924
DIED: April 11, 2013
Mrs. Sadie Adams Arlt, age 88, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at her home in Bogalusa, while surrounded by her family. She was one of eleven (11) children born of the marriage between Martha Jenkins Adams and Sherd Adams. With her passing, the area loses another link to the ancestry of the Florida Parishes.
Mrs. Arlt graduated from Varnado High School and during World War II went to work at the United States Naval Station in New Orleans, where she met and on November 14, 1943, married William Arlt, a serviceman who was assigned there as an electrician.
After they moved to Bogalusa in 1954, she established Arlt's Flower Shop and the couple and their closely held business, in time, became iconic features of the Washington Parish social and commercial scene.
Mrs. Arlt belonged to many service organizations and was an active member of Annunciation Church and a longtime supporter of Annunciation School as her children, grandchildren and now her great-grandchildren attend the school.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of fifty-seven (57) years and her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Robert Lyons.
She is survived by her children:
Sondra McGehee (Bill), Lynn LoCoco (Santo), Greg Arlt (Mary Jane) and Jeannie Arlt.
Her grandchildren:
Jennifer Pope (Scott), Josh McGehee (Heidi), Rob Lyons, Scott Lyons (Michele), Bryant and Greg Arlt, II, Rob Little, Christopher and Mark LoCoco, Katherine and Jonathan Henderson.
Her great grand-children:
Madison and Seth Pope, Will and Allie McGehee, Ian and Libby Lyons, David Stewart II, Mallory and Braden Arlt.
Her wake was held Friday, April 11, 2013, at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa and a private funeral service was held at Annunciation Catholic Church on Saturday, April 12, 2013.
She had a special bond with and was proud of her grandsons and as such, they served as pall bearers to carry her to her final resting place next to her beloved husband.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Annunciation School or a charity of your choice.
 
Alyssa Grace Watts
Infant daughter of Candace Marie Watts born on April 8,2013 went home with with our Heavenly Father on April 8, 2013.
She is survived by her parents Candice Marie Watts and Eron Chance Williams of Bogalusa, two brothers Carey Williams Jr. and Kendric Watts both of Bogalusa, a sister Kenly Watts of Bogalusa, Grandparents Lynda and Terry Jerrell and Victoria Williams and Jody Cox all of Bogalusa, aunt Wendy Jerrell and three uncles Aaron Jerrell, Tristian Cox and Levi Cox also of Bogalusa.
Graveside services will be held Saturday April 13, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Pounds Cemetery here in Bogalusa.
 
 
Sonya Lavon Thomas
(May 7, 1972 - April 10, 2013)
SONYA LAVON THOMAS, AGE 40
And a resident of Thomas died at 10 am Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at her residence.  She was a member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church and loved her church family. Sonya enjoyed shopping with her family and friends and traveling. She also loved horseback riding.
Survived by:
Husband: Chuck Thomas Daughter: Scarlett Olivia Thomas
2 Sons: Dillon Drew Thomas; Jacob Lavon Thomas all of Thomas
Father and Mother: Henry and Mary Tate of Franklinton
Grandmother: Lexie Lavon Dykes of Franklinton
2 Sisters and brothers in law: Sharon and Trampas Cooksey; Sarah and Brandon Talley all of Franklinton
3 Brothers and sisters in law: Adam Bordelon of Amite; James and Cindy Tate; Justin and Cindy Tate all of Franklinton
Mother in law: Junie Audrey Thomas of Thomas
Sisters in law and brothers in law: Gwen and Marvin Jones; Tita Taylor; Craig and Peggy Wilkins
She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her brother Jason Tate, an infant twin sister Tonya Tate, grandfather Earnest Glenis “Buster” Dykes, father in law Louchildrea “Pete” Thomas, and a sister in law Patricia Bordelon.
Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church from 5 PM until 9 PM Thursday, April 11, 2013. Visitation will begin at 9 AM Friday with a funeral service to be held at 11 AM at the church with Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Aaron Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
 
Wilda "Pee Wee" or "Peanut" Myles
BORN: May 27, 1926
DIED: April 1, 2013
Wilda Corkern, "Pee Wee" or "Peanut" Myles was born May 27, 1926 in the Isabel Community passed away April 1, 2013 at the home of her son in Carrierre MS. At the age of 86. She was a a long-time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she loved her shepherd, Pete Underwood and her extended church family. Wilda was a long time fixture at Sharp's Supermarket located on Ave. F which later became Sally's Supermarket.
Wilda is survived by her son Daniel F (Debra) Lott, a sister Freeda (Mel) Remington, two grandchildren, Derek and Kay (Marie)Lott, and one great-grandchild Madison Parker Lamb-Lott. In addition, she had grandchildren and great-grandchildren 'of the heart' including Rebekah (David) Hargon, Daniel and Tristan Hargon, Joey Trierweiler and Ben Boss and also nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Murray Monroe Corkern and Priscilla Galloway, First husband Floyd H. Lott and second husband Earlie"Hayward"Myles and siblings Hilda(Eef)Provost, Roy(Sarah)Corkern,Ray(Ruth)Corkern, and Carl Corkern.
Visitation was held Friday April 5, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, and funeral services were held Saturday April 6, 2013 in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Pete Underwood officiated the services and a private Interment service was held at the Isabel Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Donald Freeman
BORN: May 23, 1950
DIED: April 10, 2013
Donald Freeman age 62 passed away April 10, 2013 at his residence here in Bogalusa. He was a member of New Life UPC here in Bogalusa La.
He is survived by his wife Lynda Keen Freeman of Bogalusa La. One son Donald Andrew Freeman "Lisa" of Bush La.
Three brothers Carl Freeman of Mt. View Ark. Joe and Steve Freeman of Bogalusa. Four sisters Ann Hill of Franklinton, Evie McNeese of Covington La. Shelia Hall of Covington La. And Sue Fountain. Four grandchildren Richard Keith Martin, Leanne Bennett, Donald Allen Freeman, and Kaitlyn Freeman.
He is preceded in death by a daughter Laurinda Martin, parents Alvie and Odie Freeman.
Visitation will be held Friday April 12, 2013 at New Life UPC here in Bogalusa beginning at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday from 8 a.m. until time for services at the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
 
Donald Ray Seal
BORN: September 21, 1947
DIED: April 6, 2013
Donald Ray Seal age 64 passed away April 9, 2013 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home where he was a resident.
He is survived by his step-mother Ruby Seal of Franklinton. Step Brothers Scott Stogner of Franklinton La. And Gary Lewis of Franklinton La. Step sister Rene Spears of Franklinton La. Cousins Mildred Pierce of Zachary La. and Genive Douglas. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Annie Seal.
Visitation was held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Tuesday April 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Burial was in Midway Baptist Church cemetery.. Rev. Mike Thomas officiated.
 
 
Richard Leroy Wade
(May 12, 1935 - April 7, 2013)
RICHARD LEROY WADE, AGE 77
A resident of Franklinton and a native of Clark County, Mississippi died at 12:12 PM Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center.
He operated a grain mill in the 1960’; he was an entrepreneur and a jack of all trades.
Survived by: Wife: Lucille Luper Wade of Franklinton
3 Sons and daughters in law: Ronnie and Annie Darlene Wade; Donald Leroy and Kathy Wade; Estus William Wade all of Quitman, MS
1 Daughter and son in law: Jamie and Shane Richardson of AL
Brother: Michael Douglas Wheat of Atlanta, GA
Sister: Audrey Jean Lee of Citronelle, AL
9 Grandchildren: Richard Eugene Wade, Ronda Louann Thomas, Brad Reeves, Brandy Wade, Mandy Wade, Donald Wade, Jr., Rebecca Wade, Shane Randol, Coy Randol
12 Great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by a son Richard Arnold Wade, his first wife Dixie Mae Spann Wade, his parents Estus William and Gertrude Quimby Wade, 4 brothers Carl Wade, Jack Wade, J W Wade and Douglas Wayne Wade and a sister Dean Deshler Wade.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Wednesday, April 10, 2013 unitl time of funeral service to be held at 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Glynn Erwin and Eld. J W Graves officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Church Cemetery.
 
 
James A. Jenkins
(December 14, 1937 - April 6, 2013)
JAMES ARNOLD JENKINS, AGE 75
And a resident of Franklinton died at 8:00 am Saturday April 6, 2013 at his home. He was a former state meat inspector with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture. James was a longtime active member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church but he enjoyed attending services at numerous other churches within our community. He also enjoyed visiting with families and drinking coffee at all the local funeral homes.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Laquetta and David Passman, Lauretta and Bruce Roberts all of Franklinton
Son and Daughter in law: James Kelson and Junie Jenkins of Franklinton
Grandson: Mitchell Jenkins
5 Step-grandchildren: Nicholas Jones, Cody Jones, Wade Pennington, Jenny Goldman, Katrina Waldon
2 Step-Great-grandchildren: Jenny Jones, Ashley Waldon
Step-Great-great-grandchild: Damion Waldon
Aunt: Ida Nell Passman Wright of Franklinton
3 Special Friends: Ottis Bennett, Shelton Carpenter, Huey Passman
Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie Nobles Jenkins, parents Charlie Wilburn Jenkins and Lora Mae Brock Jenkins, Father in law Artis Nobles, Mother in law and Step-father in law Hilda Wallace Sorrell and Virgil Sorrell, Brothers in law and Sisters in law E.A. and Nell Nobles and Martha Darnell, and an uncle Winfred Passman
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday April 7th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Billy Barber, Bro. Morgan Farmer, and Bro. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Midway Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.
 
 
Wilda Luper
(August 9, 1928 - April 6, 2013)
WILDA LOUELLA MCCAIN LUPER, AGE 84
And a resident of Franklinton died at 4:25 pm Saturday April 6, 2013 at her home. She was a longtime devoted, active member of Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church who enjoyed listening to gospel and bluegrass music. Mrs. Wilda worked as a waitress in the Washington Parish Courthouse Café’ for nearly 40 years. She was always a very loving, Christian lady to her family and those she knew.
Survived by:
3 Daughters and Sons in law: Kaye and Larry Magee, Annie Creel and R.J. Frazier all of Franklinton, Kathy Dunaway of Dexter
9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Natalie Magee, Juanita Luper, Richard and Virginia Luper, Annette and David Holmes, Shirley Cox, Lynette Cox and Lawrence Chain, Jamie and Kyle King, Scott Magee, Shelia and Mike Barber, 15 Great-grandchildren: Tiffany and Brittany Luper, Justin Aulds, Mitch Ingram, Holli and B.J. Clement, T.J. and Shane Cox, Brandy Chain, Morgan and Samantha Cox, Hannah and Tyler King, Nick Magee, Trent and Brooke Barber
6 Great-grandchildren: Gerren and Lakelin Ingram, Kade and Kaitley Boyd, Bryleigh Clement, Emmalynn Knight
She was preceded in death by her husband Dock Luper, parents Amile McCain and Velma Sandifer McCain, a daughter Audrey Luper, sister and brother in law Delia and Vernon Creel, brother Willie Jae McCain and son in law Cowboy Dunaway
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday April 8th from 5 pm until 10 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Bro. Yancey Magee, Bro. Don McDaniel, and Bro. Duane Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Junior Luper, Brian Luper, Chad Luper, James Magee, Damon Luper, Alan McCain
Honorary Pallbearers: Nick Magee, T.J. Cox, Shane Cox, Morgan Cox, Scott Magee, Richard Luper, David Holmes
 
 
Mary Mizell
BORN: August 13, 1935
DIED: April 4, 2013
Mary Mizell age 77 passed away April 4, 2013 at Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello Ms. She was a Washington Parish native. She is survived by two sons Barry Gene Mizell of Poplarville Ms. And Ronald Mizell of Isabel La. One daughter Janet Mullins of Oakvale Ms. One brother Jack Talley. Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband B J Mizell daughter Barbara Ann Smith Parents Alvin and Bessie Talley brother Joe Talley and sister Lazenia Hodges.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Saturday April 6, 2013 from 12:00p.m until time for services in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mizell cemetery at Isabel.
 
 
Julius Wartberg Jr.
(October 18, 1930 - April 3, 2013)
JULIUS WARTBERG, JR. AGE 82
And a resident of Husser died at 6:15 AM Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at his residence.
He was retired from Jefferson Parish Fire Station 18. He also served in the Korean War.
Survived by:
2 Sons and daughters in law: Mike and Deborah Wartberg of Putnam, AL Scott and Deana Wartberg of Husser
7 Grandchildren: Michael Wartberg, Jr. and Leanna of Sunnyvale, TX Troy Wartberg and Christina of Saraland AL Christopher Wartberg and Krystal of New London, CT Scott Wartberg, Jr. and Lucy Anthony of Hammond Jeffery Wartberg and Cheree Coates of Husser Dustin Jenkins and Ashley Cowart of Denham Springs Katelyn Wartberg of Husser
9 Great grandchildren
2 Sisters: Nora Blacklidge of Georgia Anna Harper of California
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Sadie Firmin Wartberg, father Julius Wartberg, Sr., mother Jeanie Buras Wartberg and step father Alfred Lytell. Two sisters Emelda Nugent, and Coralee Lytell.
A memorial service will be held at his residence (21145 Pine Hill Subdivision Rd. Husser LA 70442) on Saturday April 6th 2013 at 11am.
 
Lavonia J. Pierce
(March 7, 1924 - March 28, 2013)
Lavonia Pierce, age 89, born on March 7, 1924, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Rockwall, TX
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, James M. Pierce of Rockwall, TX; a daughter, Mildred (Larry) Starling of Garland, TX. grandsons, Scott Pierce of Baton Rouge, LA and Terry Simmons of Dallas, TX; a granddaughter, Dixie Simmons Miller of Rockwall, TX; and step-grandchildren, Ken (Connie) Starling of Lake Quinlan, TX, Barbara (Scott) Wood of Rockwall, TX and Kim (Mike) Goebel of Wills Point, TX; and eleven great-grandchildren, Nicholas Pierce, Chloe Miller, Madeleine Miller, Maegan Starling, Zachary Starling, Shelby Wood, Chase Wood, Haley Wood, Kaylee Rivera, Ashlyn Rivera and MaKenna Goebel; numerous nieces and nephews
She is preceded in death by her mother, Belva Miller James; her father, Albert James; sisters Lazell James and Betty Branton; brother, Bobby Earl James; a son, Lester Pierce; daughter-in-law, Ethel Mae Pierce; granddaughter, Tammy Pierce.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home all on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Dale to officiate at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment is to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Joyce Galloway Mizell
(October 12, 1936 - March 28, 2013)
Joyce Galloway Mizell, a resident of Bogalusa, LA went to be with her Lord on March 28, 2013.
She is survived by her husband, Doyle Mizell; one son, Gene Lewis (Veda); one daughter, Treasure Parker Adams (Eddie); three step-children, Rickey Mizell, Jeannie Bergeron and Charles A. Mizell; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces; nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Pierce and Era Galloway; brothers, Lidsay and Jewette; sisters, Oljia and Mildred; one granddaughter, Stephanie McNeese.
She was a faithful member of Church of United Faith Pentecostal Church.
She was well known for her love and promotion of gospel music and most will remember her as "Flaming Star". She was also known for articles, poetry and inspirational writings in local papers.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. all on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Church of United Faith Pentecostal Church followed by the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Services will be conducted by Rev. MD Owens and Rev. Charles Warren. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Murphy J. Wheat
(April 28, 1933 - March 28, 2013)
Murphy J. Wheat, a resident of Bush, LA, age 79, born on April 28, 1933 in Poplarville, MS, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Pontchartrain Health Care Center in Mandeville, LA.
He was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Gabriel Wheat; three daughters, Mary Wheat, Sheila Wheat and Joy Wheat; a son, Keith Wheat; three sisters, Mildred O'Quinn, Lavell Wilkens and Josie Warren Mizell.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Velma Marie Wheat; his parents, Warren Wheat and Josie Hines Wheat; a brother, Jewel Wheat.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home all on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Walter Mixon to officiate at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
Verna Basso Gatlin
(July 25, 1932 - March 27, 2013)
Verna Vanda Basso Gatlin was born at 807 East Mill Street, in Staunton, Illinois on July 25, 1923, the youngest child of Victor Dominic Basso and Paolina Gaetana Testolin. She passed from this life in New Orleans, La. Her parents were immigrants from Italy and even though Verna was born in the United States, she and her sister Velina Basso Brumme were included on the naturalization document when her father became a citizen. She attended Staunton public schools and graduated in the class of 1941 at Staunton High School. She was active in school as member of the choir and was a cheerleader. She was a member of the Staunton chapter of the American Red Cross.
After high school, she went into St. Louis to attend nursing school. She became ill the first semester and by the time she had gotten well, the school had been included in the cadet program during the war whereas all graduates of the nursing program would be sworn in as a nurse in the U. S. Army. Her father came and took her home. She went to work with a friend from the area who sold magazine subscriptions. She traveled with this group to North Carolina where she met 2nd Lt. Ollie Howard Gatlin from Franklinton, La., in October of 1942. They were married on January 13, 1943 at Ft Fisher, North Carolina by the Army Chaplin. She followed him to Texas and later California while he was in training for deployment to Pacific with the 389th AntiAircraft Battalion. Upon deployment she returned to Staunton to await the birth of her first child. Little did she know that for the next 30 plus years she would become an expert in languages and packing. Verna spoke Italian, Japanese, French , and Spanish along with English. Her gift of languages made her a great help to other families who were transferred to foreign lands. At each base, she became a member of the Red Cross Gray Ladies. In 1965 Lt Col Ollie Gatlin retired from the military and the family moved to Folsom.
At the age of 50, Verna returned to nursing school and completed her LPN certification. She then attended Southeastern University in Hammond and completed her degree plan in social welfare. She spent 15 years volunteer teaching at Southeastern Mental Hospital. She served St. Gertrude’s as the Nurse for the summer sessions for the handicapped children. For the last several years she had volunteered at the Folsom Schools as a reading tutor.
Lt. Col Gatlin predeceased her in 1999 after 56 years of marriage.
Verna leaves four children, Ana Gatlin Hoyle, husband Bill of New Orleans, Andre Gatlin Skains, husband Robbie of Angleton, Texas, Karl A. Gatlin, wife Norma and Melissa A. Gatlin both of New Orleans.. She leaves 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Ellis Cemetery, Franklinton, La.
 
 
Vivian Jones Richardson
(March 20, 1911 - March 25, 2013)
VIVIAN JONES RICHARDSON, 102
Vivian Jones Richardson joined her family in heaven on March 25, 2013. She was born on March 20, 1911 in Enon, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 9:00 until 11:00 on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Enon Baptist Church, with the service to follow at 11:00. She will be buried beside her husband in the church cemetery. The service will be conducted by Reverend Pete Williams and Reverend Jeremy Ingram, Interim Pastor of Enon Baptist Church. Pall Bearers for the service will be some of her great –nephews Kevin, Kasey, and Kody Jones, Jeremy Richardson, Brent and Kyle Jones and Frankie Case.
Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Odell; her parents Amazon Mizell Jones and Lorah Jones; her four younger siblings Varnel, Maxine, Voleska and Kyle Jones. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, who love her dearly. They are Pam Penny, Bill Armstrong, Phyllis Panos, Frank Case (deceased), Sandra Nelson, Andy Case, Lionel Jones, Kaylor Jones, Winola Holliday and Kyle Karson Jones (deceased), Joe Richardson, Tammy Richardson, and Pat Denman. Many other friend and relatives from the Enon area mourn her loss. She was “Aunt Vivian” to many.
In her 102 years, she lived through many changes in her rural community and in the world. Her life began on her parents’ small farm before cars, electricity, or even indoor plumbing came to Washington Parish. Through the years, she has passed on so many family “stories” of the hard work and joys of her growing-up years. One of the most endearing is her remembrance of the end of World War I.
There was a terrible flu epidemic in 1918, and it touched her family. Her mother was just recovering from a bout with the illness, when the family learned that her Mizell grandparents in Rio (near Bogalusa) were suffering, also. Vivian (age 7) and her younger brother were put into the wagon (pulled by two mules) by their parents, and they made the journey to help care for the family. When they arrived, the house was filled with sick relatives and those trying to cook and care for them. One Mizell cousin had already died from the flu in the house, and others were very ill. “Mama” was put to bed on a pallet in the dining room and “Papa” went to work waiting on the sick. A few days later Vivian and her little brother were playing in Grandpa’s wagon just outside the back door of the kitchen, when they heard gunshots. The frightened children ran inside. They had heard the adults talking about the war, and they thought the war had come to them! The adults assured them they were safe and told them that people were actually celebrating the end of the war. Not long after, all the Mizell family recovered from the flu and Vivian’s family returned to their farm in Enon.
Mrs. Richardson finished school there at Enon and attended Southeastern Louisiana College in Hammond. (She was recently recognized as SLU’s oldest graduate.) She began teaching in 1936 and taught mostly second grade for the next 33 years, there in Enon. When she retired, she taught at the new Bowling Green School in Franklinton for five years, from 1969 until 1975, when she retired again. She loved working with children, and often taught them at church, Boy Scouts, Vacation Bible School, etc.
In 1938 she married Odell Richardson, also from Enon, on Christmas Day. They moved into a house about two miles from her parents’ home, where she continued to live her entire life. They never raised any children of their own, so they just loved all their nieces and nephews and treated them as their own children.
Mrs. Vivian was always very active in Enon Baptist Church and served her Lord in many capacities there and in the community. She was a great cook, and her family and friends enjoyed many meals and fellowship around her table. Though she was known as a strict teacher, she was always a kind, soft-spoken, gentle soul to her family. She and “Uncle Odell” created many fond memories for her extended family, as well as many others in the Enon Community.
She will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, who have remained close because of the common bond of their beloved “Aunt Vivian”.
 
Betty Manasco
(Died March 23, 2013)
NAME OF DECEASED: Betty Jo Manasco
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday, March 23, 2013
PLACE OF DEATH: Northshore Specialty Hospital, Covington, LA
AGE: 81
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: 1 Son – Andy F. Manasco of Holden, LA
1 Grandchild – Sebastian Manasco
Numerous nieces and nephews
PRECEDED BY: Her Husband – Glynn Manasco
2 Sons – Michael Manasco and Ricky Manasco
VISITATION: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home TIME: Monday, March 24 2013, from 10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel TIME: Monday, March 24, 2013 at 2:00p.m.
MINISTER: Rev. Bob Adams
INTERMENT: Hillview Memorial Gardens
 
 
Mavine Brown
(August 19, 1922 - March 23, 2013)
Mavine Brown, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 90, born on August 19, 1922 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Myrtle Lou (Jimmy) Givens of Orange, TX, Cheryl (Jimmy) Houston of Baton Rouge, LA; one son, Thomas H. Brown, IV of Oscar, LA; two sisters, Carrie (Hoyle) Griffin of Bogalusa, LA, Winnie Ruth Byrd of Bogalusa, LA; six grandchildren, Dr. Jay (Lucy) Givens of Plainview, TX, Jill (Todd) Langston of Lumberton, TX, Joy (Trey) Assunto of Lumberton, TX, Cherrie (Matthew) Huerkamp of Martin, MS, Monica Brown of Baton Rouge, LA, and James T. Houston, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA; ten great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Brown, III; her parents, Asa Morgan and Carrie Dykes Morgan; a sister, Christine Camp; a brother, James Quincy Morgan.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 10:30 - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Jay Givens and Rev. Jimmy Byrd to officiate. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
Active Pallbearers will be, James T. Houston, Jr., Todd Langston, Trey Assunto, Matthew Huerkamp, Jimmy Byrd and Eddie Byrd.
 
Sharon Yvonne Walton
(February 10, 1956 - March 20, 2013)
Sharon Yvonne Walton, age 57, born February 10, 1956 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Maegan (Jason) Johnston and Macey Walton both of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Mary Knight Ewell of Bogalusa, LA; a grandchild, Grayson Scott Johnston; special friend, Gwin Barber of Bogalusa, LA; special niece, Nikki Bonura; numerous other nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Leo Ewell; a sister, Mary Haik; two brothers, Otis Ewell and Roy Ewell.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Marcus Rosa will officiate with Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Richard Houston Thomas, Sr.
(June 20, 1935 - March 23, 2013)
RICHARD HOUSTON THOMAS, SR., AGE 77
And a resident of the Pine/Thomas Community died at 11:51 pm Saturday March 23, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a member of Pine First Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army Reserve. He lived in Georgia and was a former police officer there as well as a jack-of-all trades working in construction including roofing, electrical and A/C and heating. Richard returned to the area in 1981 and developed a love of farming and working the land on his tractor. He coached little league baseball and women’s softball and was involved with the Explorer Post 254 in Pine often traveling to their canoeing races in the region. Richard was known as “Cigar” for his ever-present cigar and he loved traveling with his wife to the gulf coast.
Survived by:
Wife of 55 years: Mazina Ann Williams Thomas of the Pine/Thomas Community
4 Sons and Daughters in law: Richard Houston Thomas, Jr. and fiance’ Tara Hardy of Temple, GA, Johnny Lee Thomas and Carolyn Thomas of Bremen, GA, Keith and Sondra Thomas of the Pine/Thomas Community, Michael Wayne Thomas and Claire Thomas of Slidell
10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Dianna Michele Hull and Steve Hull, Darrell Mark Thomas, Dorothy Mazina Jean Thomas, Richard Houston Thomas, III and Kathryn Thomas, Joshua Lee Thomas and Lindsey White Thomas, Pamela Nicole Thomas, Kimberly Shannon Thomas, Matthew Johnny Thomas, Tiffany Darleen Thomas, Brandon Keith Thomas
14 Great-grandchildren
Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Charner Leon Williams and Bobbie Williams of Florida, Betty Lou Higgins of Georgia
He was preceded in death by his parents Houston Thomas and Myrtis Lee Knight Thomas, an infant brother and step-mother Neva Foil Wood Thomas
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday March 25th from 6 pm until 10 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 and Rev. John Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
 
Leroy Jenkins
BORN: September 16, 1938
DIED: March 15, 2013
Leroy Jenkins born September 16, 1938 passed away March 15, 2013 at Regency Hospital in Covington, La. At the age of 74. He was a resident of Bogalusa and a native of Bush, La. He was retired as a millwright at Temple-Inland Paper Mill.
He is survived by his wife Mary Savoy Jenkins of Bogalusa, two sons Roy W. (Dawn) Jenkins and Kieth A.(Kim) Jenkins all of Bush, two step-daughters Trisha Liuzza of Mandeville, La., and DeAndrea Wager of Bush., 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren and numerous Nieces and Nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by first wife Myra Jenkins, three brothers, Lee Jenkins, Buford Jenkins and Allen Jenkins.
Visitation will be held Monday March 18, 2013 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and again after 8:00 A.M. Tuesday March 19, 2013 until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev Joe Jarrell and Arlen Jenkins will officiate the services with the Interment being at the Williams-Galloway Cemetery located in Bush, La.
 
Louise Maxine White
BORN: January 22, 1924
DIED: March 15, 2013
Louise Maxine White, 89, a resident of Bogalusa, departed this life Friday, March 15, 2013, at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa.
A native of Angie, she was born on Jan. 2, 1924, and was a member of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church
She is survived by two sons, Dr. Gene J. (Jane) Courtright of Essex Junction, Vt., and Paul E. Courtright of DeRidder; two daughters, Patricia L. (Michael) Jenkins of Isabel and Reba R. (Montie) Saucier of Lumberton, Miss.; one daughter-in-law, Phylis Courtright of Sulphur; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Breland of Sandy Hook, Miss.; and three stepsons, Terry White, Tim White and Till White, all of Crossroads, Miss.
She was preceded in death by one son, Arnold D. Courtright; her parents, Ina and Dewitt Alford; two sisters, Zelda Fortenberry and Mary Alice Bennett; one brother, Bruce Alford; her first husband, Benjamin Frank Courtright; and her second husband, Earl White.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 17 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m., continuing on Monday from 9 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Burial will follow at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa.
 
 
Hazel Jordan Burkett
(August 30, 1925 - March 17, 2013)
Hazel Jordan Burkett, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 87 born on August 30, 1925 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Pearl River County Nursing Home in Poplarville, MS.
She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church; AARP; American Legion Post #24 Auxillary. She retired from the Bogalusa Police Department; she was a member of the Municipal Police Officers Association; and the Louisiana Police Officers Association.
She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Burkett Hunt of New Orleans, LA and Kay B. Crowe of Poplarville, MS; three sons, Johnny Burkett of Columbia, MS, Tommy Burkett of Carriere, MS and Kim Burkett of Poplarville, MS; two sisters, Delores Boulette of Georgia and Nell Carpinelli of New Jersey; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward D. Burkett, Sr.; one son, Edward D. Burkett, Jr.; her parents, Johnny S. Jordan and Corrine Alsobrooks Jordan.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Phil Thigpen will officiate with Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Ola Mae Passman Sandifer
(April 12, 1920 - March 16, 2013)
OLA MAE PASSMAN SANDIFER, AGE 92
And a resident of Bogalusa died at 4:32 am Saturday morning March 16, 2013 at Resthaven Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church and a former clerk at J.C. Penney and K&B Drugstore. Mrs. Sandifer enjoyed traveling and was a devoted grandmother to each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was especially caring and loving to her recently deceased husband James during his 15 years with Alzheimer’s and was inseparable from her best friend and confidant, her pet Dachshund Gus.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Janice and Larry Galloway of Bogalusa
Son and Daughter in law: Ronald and Billie Jean Sandifer of Central
6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Randy and Susan Sandifer, Rhondi and John Kennedy all of Central, Michaela and Donovan Guillory of St. Landry, Ricky and Beth Romano of Pineville, Jamie and Dawn Galloway of Bogalusa, Tracy Galloway of New Orleans
14 Great-grandchildren
1 Great-great-grandchild
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara, husband James Javan Sandifer, parents David Passman and Luella Perry Passman, 2 sisters Oveda Blackwell and Ada Lea Morgan, 4 brothers Leo, Lattimore, Coldon, and Loran Passman and an infant sister.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Tuesday March 19th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonner Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Lavern Burch
(July 24, 1925 - March 16, 2013)
LUCY LAVERNE BURCH, AGE 87
And a longtime resident of Tylertown died at 12:23 pm Saturday March 16, 2013 at Good Samaritan’s Nursing Home in Franklinton. She was a longtime member of Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a Godly woman who often read and studied her Bible. Mrs. Lavern and her husband were dairy farmers before retiring to travel together and with friends. They visited every state in the continental U.S. and even parts of Canada. She was a very special, loving aunt to all her nieces and nephews.
Survived by:
2 Sisters: Audrey Thomas of Thomas, Saralyn Spears of Franklinton
2 Nieces: Tita Taylor, Gwen Jones,
4 Nephews: Craig Wilkins, Chuck Thomas, Mike Spears, Don Spears
Also numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other extended family
She was preceded in death by her husband Eldred Burch, her parents Otto and Ara Dillon, and brothers in law Pete Thomas and D.C. Spears.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Tuesday March 19th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Lavon Taylor and Rev. Tony Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in the Star Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Don Spears, Mike Spears, Craig Wilkins, Brian Barber, Marvin Jones
Honorary Pallbearers: Shep Crawford, Stacey Crawford, Stewart Crawford, Shelby Crawford
 
 
Ina Thames Hart Lambert
(May 15, 1924 - March 15, 2013)
INA CHARLENE THAMES HART LAMBERT, AGE 88
She was a native of Monticello, Mississippi. A longtime resident of Roseland, Louisiana, currently residing at Woodland Village Nursing Center in Diamondhead Mississippi. She went home to be with the Lord on March 15, 2013.
Survived by:
4 Grandchildren:
Matthew Ensign of Amite Dorothy Hart Graham and Husband Gilbert Graham of Franklinton Billy Joe Hart, Jr. “Bo” of Ponchatoula John Lee Hart of Houston, TX
7 Great-Grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father Leona Lambert Thames and Jim Thames. Husbands Jim Hart, and John Troy Lambert, 3 Children James Edward Hart, William Monroe Hart, Billy Joe Hart, Sr., 7 Brothers Ernest Thames, Lloyd Thames, Troy Thames, Roy Thames, Felda Thames, Ford Thames, and Jesse Ray Thames, 4 Sisters Mae Thames Maubry, Zena Thames Reid, Leola Thames Griffith, and Desi Thames.
Visitation will be Monday March 18th from 9 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm in the funeral home Chapel with Rev. Gilbert Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Pentecostal Cemetery in Monticello MS.
 
Alma L (Powe) Hunt
BORN: March 16, 1936
DIED: March 12, 2013
Alma L. (Powe) Hunt age 76 passed away March 12, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and always put others ahead of herself. She was always so faithful to the Lord and talked about how ready she was to go be with Him.
She had several hobbies but her favorite was playing gospel music on her keyboard.
She is survived by one son Randy "Butcher man" Crain and wife Betty of Isabel. Daughters Kathy "Jim" Walgomott of the Oak Grove Community, and Kimberly Dawn "Less" Stewart of the Plainview Community. 7 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 5 step great grandchildren. 3 nieces, numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by three husbands Don A. Crain, Tommy Jackson, and Lindsey Hunt, parents Willie and Bertha Pittman Powe, a brother Paul Powe, a nephew Ricky Powe, and numerous uncles, aunts cousins and special aunt Bernice Lang.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Thursday March 14, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday from 8:00 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Derrick Dantin, and Rev. David Barber will officiate.
 
Patricia Ann McDougald Saladino
(December 20, 1940 - March 12, 2013)
Patricia Ann McDougald Saladino, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 72, born on December 20, 1940 in Lafourche Parish, LA, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by five children, Patricia Westbrook of North Dakota, Catherine Korach of Denham Springs, LA, Angela Saladino of Franklinton, LA, Angelo Saladino, Jr. and Carol Ann Saladino both of Bogalusa, LA; her former husband, Angelo Saladino, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; eleven grandchildren, Jason Montanaro, Geno Fernandez, Mandy Anne Hoffmann Brown, Crystal Hoffmann, John "J.J." Hoffmann, Jr., Gary Korach, Christopher Korach, Mary Korach, Christina Korach, Howard Korach and Angelo Saladino, III; eight great-grandchildren, Jesse Fernandez, Ashley Fernandez, Selena Fernandez, Julian Montanaro, Chloe Lynn-Marie Freeman, Baby Steven Hayward Brown. Jr., Baby Cole Alexander Brown and Xzavion Latrayal Porter; three sisters, Ida Mae, Colleen and Freddie.
She is preceded in death by her father, Herman Floyd McDougald; her mother, Patricia Leitz McDougald; a brother, James McDougald and a great-granddaughter, Jayden Montanaro.
Memorial Services to be held at a later date.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Henry Vodegel
(August 26, 1919 - March 12, 2013)
HENRY H. VODEGEL, AGE 93
And a resident of the Hackley Community died at 6:30 pm Tuesday March 12, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born August 26, 1919 in Ymuiden, Holland. Henry was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Air Transport Command-Pacific Division. He received the Southern Cross as one of the first to fly land-based aircraft from California to Hawaii to Australia for the Pacific Theater supply lines. Henry retired from Chevron as an aircraft maintenance supervisor after 32 years and moved to Franklinton in 1979 to live on the ranch of his daughter and grandchildren.
Survived by:
2 Daughters: Joanne Thorp of Hackley, Caroline Orechwa of Slidell
6 Grandchildren: Sharon Copper of Houston, Craig Robinson of Las Vegas, Walter Orechwa, David Orchewa both of Atlanta, Wendy Upton of Magnolia, MS, Karen Suhre of Covington
15 Great-grandchildren and 7 Great-great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Burch Vodegel, grandson Steven Robinson, and great-granddaughter Ashley Suhre
 
 
WOODROW WILSON HUGHES, JR.
(June 10, 1940 - March 11, 2013)
A funeral service will be held Friday for Woodrow Wilson Hughes Sr. of the Sheridan community. Mr. Hughes died peacefully at home Monday night surrounded by his family. He was 72 and had battled colon cancer and dementia. “Woody” as he was known by family and friends, grew up on a dairy farm in the Mesa community of Walthall County, MS. The baby son of the late Queen Victoria Laseter and Odie Lee Hughes Sr., he was known for his easy-going manner and love of work. Woody was a gifted athlete lettering in football from the eighth to the twelfth grade at Tylertown High School. He earned a football scholarship to Southwest College in Summit, MS, but returned home following a family illness to keep the dairy in operation with his mother. He described his role on the football field as a “utility man,” playing tackle, center, whatever position was needed most. And, that was his role much of his working life. His career was filled with jobs that were often the most dangerous and difficult in some of the harshest conditions. He worked in a New Orleans shipyard, ran a bag machine at Crown Zellerbach bag factory and later spent 19 years as a roustabout and crane operator on oil rigs all over the Gulf of Mexico. He became known to co-workers as “The Legend” offshore as he was the oldest roustabout in the Gulf having trained, served with and watching out for hundreds of other young oil field workers. After he left the oil field to spend more time with his family he went to work with Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op in Franklinton. He worked on a line crew for 10 years. He retired in 2008 from WS-T as the oldest lineman on the job. Those WS-T men were like family to him and he was especially proud of being part of the company’s efforts after Hurricane Katrina. He and those crews logged thousands of hours in those tough months to reset 12,000 utility poles and 4,000 miles of lines to basically rebuild our power grid. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2010, his health failed rapidly, but he has left an incredible legacy of love for his family. His love of the Earth lives on for them to enjoy along with his many animals and beautiful and bountiful citrus orchards and trees. Mr. Hughes leaves to mourn his wife of 51 years, Earline Riley Hughes, who cared for him tirelessly at home over the last months. He is also survived by his children and their spouses, Woody Hughes Jr. of Sheridan, David and Shannon Jenkins of Franklinton and Dr. Gabriel and Shelia Morley of Lake Charles, LA; five grandchildren, Landon and Laiton Jenkins, Kennedy Hughes and Tallulah and Creek Morley; his brother, O.L. Hughes Jr. of Dexter, MS; sisters-in-law, Mary Riley Abbott of Flowery Branch, GA, Irma Hughes of Dexter, and Frances Riley Stanga of Marrero, LA; a brother-in-law, John W. Riley of Franklinton; and several very special nieces, nephews and friends and neighbors. He was also preceded in death by his beloved sister, Ruth Hughes Warner; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Wilda and William Riley Sr.; sister-in-law, Janet Riley Graham; and two brothers-in-law, George Warner and William Riley Jr. Vistation was at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and continued Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Bro. Doyle Ball and Tommy Hudnall will officiate. Burial and a graveside service will follow in the Rushing Cemetery near the Hughes family home in Tylertown, MS.
 
Paula Ramey Castillon
(July 8, 1978 - March 10, 2013)
PAULA DEAN RAMEY CASTILLON, AGE 34
And a resident of Bogalusa died at 6:32 am Sunday March 10, 2013 at LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and the wellness nurse at Emeritus of Mandeville. Paula was a longtime resident of St. Tammany Parish and attended Fontainebleau High School. She was very much loved by her coworkers, the people she served, and all that had the pleasure of knowing her. Paula was a true angel on Earth to her husband and sons and she will be forever missed.
Survived by:
Husband: Michael Castillon, Jr. of Bogalusa
2 Sons: Brett Naylor and Logan Fredericks
2 Daughters: Sienna Castillon and Teagan Castillon
Mother: Sylvia “Jean” Ramey of Franklinton
Father: Charles Ramey of Florida
2 Brothers: Billy Ramey of Alabama, William Ramey of North Carolina
3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Janine and Kenneth Keigans of Thomasville, GA, Elizabeth “Libby” Ramey of Slidell, Kathy Ramey
Grandmother: Louella Randol Brooks
Mother in law: Regina Baillio of Isabel Father in law: Michael Castillon, Sr. of Pearl River
Sisters in law and a Brother in law: Jenni and Reggie Vega of Abita Springs, Kay Lynn Harmon of Isabel
9 Nieces and 4 Nephews
Also several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins and other family members
She was preceded in death by her Pee Paw Leo Brooks and great-grandmother Alkaline Randol
Visitation will be from 5 pm until 7 pm Friday March 15, 2013 at New Beginnings Church; 19219 North 4th Street, Covington, LA 70433. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 pm Friday in the church with Rev. Eddie Swan officiating.
The family wishes to thank everyone for all the prayers, support, and concern that has been shown to them through this difficult time.
 
Edward Warren Mehrtens
(August 4, 1981 - March 8, 2013)
EDWARD WARREN MEHRTENS, AGE 31
And a resident of Gainesville, FL died Thursday March 8, 2013 at his home. He was a native of St. Bernard parish but spent a lot of his childhood in Chattanooga, TN with his grandparents, gardening, and playing many sports like soccer and baseball. There he also learned to fish, which became his favorite pastime. Edward returned to St. Bernard and attended Chalmette High School and Chalmette Community College. He then joined the U.S. Army and graduated from Fort Benning, GA as an infantryman. Edward was stationed in Seattle for some time following graduation.
Survived by:
Mother: Betty Rose Warren Mehrtens of Mt. Hermon
Father: Ronald K. Mehrtens, Jr. of New Orleans
Brother and Sister in law: Ronald K. Mehrtens, III and Amy Mehrtens of Charlottesville, VA
Nephew: James McNally Mehrtens
4 Aunts: Billie W. McDonald, Nancy W. Budde, Debbie W. Tackett, Debra Ann Mehrtens
5 Uncles: Wilton B. “Sonny” Warren, Jr., Richard Alton Warren, Jimmy C. Warren, Toby Karl Warren, Stephen Mehrtens
Also numerous cousins and other family members
He was preceded in death by grandparents Wilton B. Warren, Sr. and Velma Smith Warren, and Ronald K. Mehrtens, Sr., an aunt Iris Geraldine Warren Boyce, and uncles Shelby Lee Warren, Tommy Glynn Warren, and Gary Allen Warren
Visitation will be Thursday March 14th at Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church; 37030 Hwy 10, Franklinton; from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm in the church with Eld. Donnie Broome officiating. Burial will follow in the Roseland/Arcola cemetery.
 
Wayne Michael Tyson
(April 2, 1932 - March 8, 2013)
WAYNE MICHAEL TYSON, AGE 80
And a resident of Mt. Hermon, LA passed away Friday March 8, 2013 at his home. Wayne was born in Freeport, TX but spent his childhood in Port Sulphur, LA where he attended grade school and high school. He joined the U.S. Army in 1952 and served his country during the Korean War. Wayne was a longtime employee of Dixie Brewing Company in New Orleans and a resident of St. Bernard Parish until Hurricane Katrina in 2005 forced his relocation to Washington Parish.
Survived by:
2 Beloved Sisters: Myrtie Tyson Champagne, Martha Tyson Stella
2 Nieces: Susan C. Delahoussaye, Tricia S. Lincoln
4 Nephews: David Champagne, Paul Champagne, Thomas Champagne, Carlo Stella
Also several great-nieces and great-nephews
He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Barty Tyson and Emma Gagneaux Tyson, and a sister Ola Mae Tyson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Tuesday March 12, 2013 from 11 am until 12 pm. A memorial service will be held at 12 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeremy Ingram officiating. Entombment will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Port Sulphur at a later date.
 
Mary Ella "Toby" Smith
(December 13, 1931 - March 7, 2013)
MARY ELLA “TOBY” ALFORD SMITH, AGE 81
And a resident of Mt. Hermon died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington.
She worked alongside her husband as owner/operator of Thigpen Concrete and Smith Sand and Gravel. She enjoyed cooking and doing puzzles with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a longtime member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
Survived by:
Husband of 62 years Robert “Bob” Smith of Mt. Hermon
Daughter: Connie Smith of Mt. Hermon
Son: Cecil Cooper of Clinton
Grandson and spouse: Thomas and Paula Fisher of Mt. Hermon
Granddaughter: Vanessa Fisher of Mt. Hermon
5 Great grandchildren: Gage Moran, Jacey Moran, Lyric Moran Austin Wilkes, Abbey Wilkes
2 Sisters and brother in law: Eleanor “Pete” and J W “Doc” Schilling; Delores Corkern all of Mt. Hermon
Brother and sister in law: J Paul and Barbara Alford of Mt. Hermon
Sisters in law and brothers in law: Ruth Alford, Grace Roberts, Martha and Douglas Miller, Vivian Smith, Edna Mae and William Sprehe, Ralph Burch
Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by a son Robert D. Smith, Jr., her parents J.P. and Connie Wilkes Alford and a sister Patsy Alford Dedon.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Saturday, March 9, 0213and after 10 AM Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Kemp and Rev. Leonard Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers family prefers donations be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 25393 Mt. Pisgah Rd, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450.
 
Reeder Mae Goins
(February 7, 1941 - March 6, 2013)
Reeder Mae Goins, age 72, born on February 7, 1941 in Florence, AL and a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. She was known for always sending out acknowledgement cards on different occasions to many people throughout the community.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Rufus Butler and Mary Hendrix Butler.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home all on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Patrick Magee to officiate and Interment to follow at Garden of Peace in Ponemah Cemetery.
 
John H Ingram
BORN: October 15, 1925
DIED: March 1, 2013
John Henry Ingram, 87, passed away at 10 am on Friday, March 1, 2013, after a long illness. Fondly known as Uncle Johnny to a large extended family, and John to an army of friends, he was born October 15, 1925, in Stateline, Louisiana, and lived most of his 87 years in Bogalusa. As a member of the U.S. Army, he proudly served his country in combat in Europe during World War II and was awarded several honors including a Bronze Star for Valor and a Purple Heart. He was lucky in many respects to survive, but very fortunate in another, as he met his future first wife of 37 years??, Jocelyn Mann, who was in Europe serving in the American Red Cross. While remaining in the Army Reserves, John was later called to serve stateside in Virginia during the Korean War. In addition to loving his country, John also loved his community and eagerly volunteered for numerous civic offices including the Park Commission, the Washington Parish Conservation Club, and the Boy Scouts of America. For his long service to the Boy Scouts, he received the Silver Beaver Award, one of the highest offered by that organization. As a man of many skills, who started full-time work at age 15, he was employed at various times as a carpenter, trucker, grocer, butcher, insurance salesman, but he was best known for his work as an electrician serving for a long time with Hoffman Electric and Bogalusa Air Conditioning, and later with City of Bogalusa, from where he retired in 1994, a job he said was absolutely his favorite.
Beyond his many hundreds of friends, John is survived by his second beloved wife, Helen Martin, and they would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on April 2, 2013. John was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Rose Ingram, his brothers, Otha, Esley, and Oviede, and sisters—Leona, Rebecca, Annie, Toby, and Margie, making him the last of that generation. His beloved wife, Lynn, died in 1983. He is survived by his three children, Don Ingram of Baton Rouge, Jennifer Ingram of Columbia, Maryland, and Chris Ingram of Zachary, Louisiana, and two step-children, Claude (Woody) Lively of Bogalusa, and Terri Lively of Mandeville, a granddaughter, Christy Andra of Zachary, Louisiana, and two grandsons, Cole Ingram of New York City, New York, and Kyle Ingram, of Baton Rouge, two great grandchildren, Jared and Morgan Andra of Zachary, and numerous nieces and nephews and their children who loved him dearly. One of the highlights of the year was for John to serve as patriarch while the family gathered at the Ingram Pavilion in Cassidy Park every Easter for a large potluck dinner and Easter egg hunt involving multiple generations of the family. John will be remembered as a faithful husband and father with an enriching and enduring love of his family, community, and country. Having spent many years associated with Woodyard Hunting Club, he was also an avid outdoorsman with great respect for all God's wonderful natural creations.
Services will be held at the Brown-McGehee Funeral Home with visitation on Saturday, March 2, from 6-10 p.m. Visitation will continue on Sunday, March 3, from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at the Hillview Memorial Garden on Spring Valley Road with military rites conducted by Magic City Post #24 of the American Legion.
 
 
Lori Elizabeth Tuttle
(January 22, 1982 - February 24, 2013)
Lori Elizabeth Tuttle, age 31, born on January 22, 1982 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Amite, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald W. Tuttle, II of Independence, LA; one daughter, Angela Elizabeth Tuttle of Independence, LA; three sons, Tre Tuttle, Zachary Noah Tuttle and Matthew Peyton Tuttle all of Independence, LA; step-father, Mike Kemp of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Tiffany Kemp of Bogalusa, LA; one nephew, Joshua (Kailee) Kemp of Bogalusa, LA; paternal grandparents, Sonny and Mary Ann Bennett of Bogalusa, LA; paternal great-grandmother, Sadie Bennett of Bogalusa, LA; step-grandparents, Jim and Lou Kemp of Bogalusa, LA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ronald and Cindy Tuttle of Slidell, LA
She is preceded in by her mother, Mary Ford; her sister, Angela Ford; and maternal grandparents, Bird and Hilda Ford.
Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home all on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Josh Smith will officiate with Interment to follow at Garden of Peace in Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Edith M Penton
BORN: April 7, 1925
DIED: February 24, 2013
Edith M. Penton age 87, passed away Feb. 24, 2013 at her residence in Slidell La. She was a native of Bogalusa La. She is survived by two daughters, Debra Aime of Slidell La. and Thelma Rollins of Bogalusa La. nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Penton, sons Pete Penton, Charles Ray Penton, and Edward Penton. daughters Frankie Simonson and Jo Ann Thomas parents Burton and Georgine Ann Quave. Also preceded in death by several brothers, sisiters, and grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2:00p.m. Burial will be in Grantham Cemetery in Bush La. Rev. Milton Penton will officiate.
 
Lance Todd Miley
BORN: November 24, 1974
DIED: February 21, 2013
Lance Todd Miley went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, February 21, 2013. He is survived by his loving mother, Judy Knight Miley, and Sister, Nicole (Austin) Francis, Niece, Leslie Strate, Nephew, Alan Strate, his very special aunt, Sharon Seals and his cousins Delton (Tracy) Seals, Stephen Seals and Adam Seals and special aunt Elaine Knight and Mrs. Muriel Spencer and two loving sitters, Kellie Ard and Bonnie Cothern.
Even though he couldn't talk, during his 38 years, Todd touched many people with his beautiful smile and expressions with his eyes. When Todd had company, he always wanted them to look at all his pictures at the head of his bed and to comment on the bright cheerful balloons that always filled his room. He loved his Church Family and always enjoyed the children from Pine Grove Baptist Church who came faithfully every year to sing Christmas Carols with him. Todd was a great blessing to all who knew him and his family will miss him very much. There was a special bond for many years with his former pastor Bro. Clyde Cooper and sister Gail and enjoyed their visits. He was just beginning to learn to love Bro. Mark Hobgood, his new pastor and Sister Penny and looked forward to seeing them.
He was preceded in death by his father Lon C. Miley Maternal Grandparents O.L. "Jack' and Aline Knight, Paternal Grandparents Artis and Myra Miley.
Visitation was held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday February 22, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will continue Saturday morning from 9:00 A.M. until service time at 1:30 P.M. with Elder Clyde Cooper and Elder Mark Hobgood officiating.
Pallbearers: Austin Francis, Alan Strate,Delton Seals, Adam Seals, Stephen Seals, Randy Branch, Ricky Easterling and Byron Forbes.
 
Willis Charles Ratcliff
(November 5, 1925 - February 21, 2013)
Willis Charles Ratcliff, age 87, set sail on Thursday, February 21, 2013, for his final voyage to visit his old shipmates from the USS Promethius and to join other old friends and family. Mr. Ratcliff was a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He joined the US Navy in November 1942, as soon as he turned 17. In January 1943, he sailed from San Diego on the transport ship, Rochambeau to New Caledonia. Being a strong athletic southern youth accustomed to rugged outdoor life he was initially chosen for training as a commando. That unit trained for a short time but was disbanded because of the high casuality rate being encountered by other Navy commando units. He was then assigned to the USS Promethius on which he served for over two (2) years in the Pacific Theater of World War II. On the Promethius, he learned metalworking and welding, skills he later practiced for many years. He was on shore patrol in downtown Seattle on the day that Japan surrendered. He could never forget the reaction of the city upon hearing the news. When people began pouring out of the buildings to celebrate, his unit was advised to stand back and not interfere.
Mr. Ratcliff was predeceased by his wife, Myrtle Eloise Hoover, his father and mother, James Felix Ratcliff and Lola Leritia Seal Ratcliff, his brother, James Benjamin Ratcliff. He is survived by his older sister, Vivian Lucille Ratcliff Cooper ("The Commander-in-Chief"), nine (9) nieces and nephews, his first cousin, Houston H. Seal and many other wonderful cousins. He was proud to have nephew, Charles Cooper as his namesake and often enjoyed the numerous lively discussions he had with his nephew, Thomas Cooper. He felt that he was fortunate to have the frequent companionship of his great nephew, Brian Cooper and his wife Maria in his final years. WC felt he was extremely fortunate to have many friends among the residents and employees of the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home where he lived for the past several years, several of whom visited with him in his final days and made his departure more bearable.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Graveside Services will be at Seal Cemetery on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
 
Phillip Wayne Brock
(February 17, 1985 - February 20, 2013)
Phillip Wayne Brock (age 28 years and 3 days) (February 7, 1985 - February 20, 2013)
Phillip was a resident of Hammond, La. He was a 2003 graduate of Franklinton High School where he was a member of the Demon basketball team and involved in talent-art. He also attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. Most recently he was employed as a psychiatric medical technician at Greenbrier Hospital. He also worked at Don’s Seafood Restaurant, Morton’s Restaurant and Brock Bit Services. While in New York, he was number one salesman his first two months when he worked at Lucky Brand Jeans on Broadway. He was enrolled to start Adjusting School on Monday. He promised that when he finished he would be making money and would be buying his Mom and Punks’ dinner rather than them buying his dinner.
Music was an integral part of Phillip’s life, with Bob Dylan as his favorite musician and major musical influence. He lived in New York City, for a while where he played in the band, Eisenhower, composed of his friends and roommates. He also wrote and recorded his own original music. Phillip was an avid sports enthusiast, considering Brett Favre his favorite athlete. He also was a movie devotee, keeping abreast with all the latest as well as the classic films. Phillip was a people-person, who never judged nor criticized anyone. His open spirit was inviting to others, drawing them into his warm, loving personality. He was loved by many and is sorely missed by his family and plethora of friends.
Phillip is survived by these: Mother and step-father: Janice Simmons Penton and Earl “Punk” Penton of Madisonville, LA. Father and step-mother: Norman Brock and Diane Walker Brock of Tylertown, MS. His Fiancé: Amanda Miner of Franklinton, LA
Half-brother: Bryan Brock of Tylertown, MS Step-brother: Jewlaska Walker, Jr. of Tylertown, MS Step-sisters: Kimberly Walker Stallings of Birmingham, AL, Vanessa Walker of Tylertown, MS, and Amanda Penton Bullock of Baton Rouge.
Grandparents: Glynn Brock of Grand Junction, CO, Shirley Brock and Wendell Brock of Tylertown, MS.
Aunts and Uncles: Monica Simmons and Russell Simmons , LA; D Glenn Simmons; and Peggy Brock.
Cousins: Hannah Simons, Sandra Simmons and her daughter Savannah; Glenna Simmons, Jason Simmons and his wife Seela Simmons; Jennifer Simmons Campbell and her husband Richard Campbell; Matthew Brock; and Tammy Head.
Nice and nephew: Chelsie Brock and Chance Johnson
He was preceded in death by his step-sister, Kira Brock Brumfield; his cousin Sophia Simmons (daughter of Sandra Simmons); and his grandparents Dudley and Jean Simmons.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 6 pm until 10 pm and from 10 am until 2 pm on Sunday February 24, 2013, with funeral services followed immediately at 2 pm at the Crain Funeral Home chapel. Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev Jeff Simms will be officiating.
Pall bearers are Ryan Cotton; Greg Perea, Kyle Taylor, Matthew Brock, Jewlaska Walker, Jr., Benjamin Wood, and Alex Penton
 
Henrietta Branton Bell
September 29, 1944 - February 15, 2013
Henrietta Branton Bell born September 29, 1944 passed away at her residence February 15, 2013 at the age of 68. Henrietta was a retired school teacher at Denhamtown Elementary School, and was also a member of New Life Pentecostal Church here in Bogalusa.
She is survived by her husband Ken Bell Of Bogalusa,a brother Herndon(Brenda)Branton of Bogalusa, a sister Louise(Billy Ray)Parker also of Bogalusa, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She preceded in death by parents Albert Joseph and Alma Parker Branton,two brothers Howard Earl Branton and A.J. Branton, two sisters Lennie Wheat and Rosamond Williams.
Visitation will begin Saturday February 16,2013 at New Life Pentecostal Church 1600 Jefferson St. beginning at 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. then resume Sunday February 17, 2013 after 2:00 P.M. until service time at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Wesley Quave and Rev. Leon Hickman will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Tyson Cemetery in Enon.
 
Maxine Hunt
(November 21, 1917 - February 18, 2013)
CLIFTON MAXINE BARTON HUNT, AGE 95
And resident of Mt. Hermon died at 7:15 AM Monday, February 18, 2013 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton and she thoroughly loved her church family. Mrs. Maxine was a native of Tioga, LA, who lived in California and Oregon, before moving to Washington Parish over 30 years ago. She enjoyed quilting and loved playing cards with her friends and family.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and a son in law: Katherine Mae Oliveaux and James Madison Oliveaux of Hebert, LA, Rosie Marie Nelson Newsom of Mt. Hermon
2 Sons and daughters in law: Jackson Earnest Nelson and Flora Paula Nelson of Ponchatoula, Clifford Lee Nelson and Kimberly Nelson of Sandy, Oregon
Sister: Mildred Roylance of Texas
Sister in law: Pearl Emmons of Loranger
17 Grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by a son Floyd Virgil Nelson, husbands Earnest Newton Nelson and Cornelius Ned Hunt, father Ben Barton, mother and step father Eula Ates Emmons and Allen Emmons, great grandsons Michael Anthony Newsom, Jr. and William Chesnutt, and 4 brothers Frank Emmons, Allen Emmons, Jr., J.W. “Dub” Emmons and Ray Emmons.
Visitation will be at First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton from 5 PM until 9 PM Wednesday, February 20, 2013 and after 9 AM Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Thursday with Rev. James Hamilton, Rev. Stan Statham, and Rev. Gilbert Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jackie Vest, Jimmy Vest, Michael Newsom, Robert Nelson, James Oliveaux and Dustin Flores
Honorary: Bill Dillon, Billy Ray Sumrall
 
 
Natalie Jenkins Harris
(June 11, 1917 - February 12, 2013)
NATALIE JENKINS HARRIS, AGE 95
And a resident of Franklinton died at 6:00 am Tuesday February 12, 2013 at her home. She was a 1934 graduate of Franklinton High School and her family was the owner/operators of Jenkins Brothers Grocery and Shop & Save for over 30 years. Mrs. Natalie was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton where she taught Sunday school for 40 years and through the years often traveled with the Merry Hearts.
She enjoyed crocheting and was a member of the Franklinton Garden Club. Mrs. Natalie had a large group of close friends who spent hours talking on the phone and could often be found walking around their neighborhood. She was a very kind lady and one of the nicest people anyone could ever meet. She was always a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
A special thank you to Penny Singleton for the care, support and friendship she provided to Mrs. Natalie during the last 6 years.
Survived by:
2 Sons and Daughters in law: John T. Harris, Jr. and Ann Crain Harris, Danny Harris and Malinda Bridges Harris all of Franklinton
6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Paul Cooper Harris and Lisa Harris of Hattiesburg, MS, Terry Michael Harris, Robert Jeffrey Harris, Dana Olivia Harris all of Franklinton, Christina Rebecca Bullock and Jason Bullock of Lumberton, MS, Daniel Shea Harris and Bridget Harris of Pine
4 Great-grandchildren: Phelan M. Harris, Kiersten Lee Harris, Autumn Jana Bullock, Natalee Grace Harris
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband John T. Harris, a son Phillip Gene Harris, her parents Louis Early Jenkins and Sarah Olivia Burkhalter Jenkins, twin infant grandsons, sisters Myrtis Tullos, Estelle Hennesy, and brothers Henry Jenkins, Claude Jenkins, Les Jenkins, Earnest Jenkins, and Walter Jenkins
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday February 13th from 6 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. Paul Watts, Rev. Dale Parker and Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her honor to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Pallbearers: Paul Harris, Terry Harris, Daniel Harris, Jason Bullock, Jon Gonzales, Leighton Gonzales
Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Harris who is on military deployment, Parnell Jenkins, V.L. Bridges
 
 
Dorothy Mae Harvey Mizell
(October 13, 1926 - February 10, 2013)
DOROTHY MAE HARVEY MIZELL, AGE 86
And a resident of Covington died at 8:15 PM Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington.
She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Gulfport. She loved her family and was very supportive of each of them. She enjoyed reading to her grandchildren.
Survived by:
3 Daughters and Sons in law: Jo Ann King of Covington; Faye and Glen Molsbee of Gulfport; Argie and Ronald Rivers of Jackson, AL
Son: James L. “Troy” Mizell of Covington
12 Grandchildren, 15 Great grandchildren
2 Step great grandchildren
Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by husband Rev. Clinton L. Mizell, son Clinton L.”Roy” Mizell, parents Mary Selene Neal Harvey and Joseph Rufus Harvey, 2 grandsons Robbie Molsbee and Brad Mizell, 2 sisters Thelma L. Beach and Martene Minton and 2 brothers L.J. “Joe” Harvey and Jessie Harvey.
Visitation will begin after 10 AM Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church ;18018 Lee Rd. Franklinton; with a funeral service to be held at 3 PM with Dr. Robert G. Molsbee, Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Ronald Rivers officiating. Burial will follow in the Byrd/Letchworth Cemetery.
 
E.M. Rayborn
(August 28, 1926 - February 10, 2013)
On Sunday morning February 10, 2013, E.M. Rayborn at 86 years of age left with God’s arms wrapped around his shoulders. His angel’s took him home to rest.
E.M. believed in helping anyone in need and hard work. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from the Tenneco Oil Refinery in Chalmette. He had resided in the Washington Parish area since 1986 and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church near his home in Franklinton.
E.M. left behind his loving angel of 63 years, his wife Betty Boutwell Rayborn. He is also survived by 4 daughters Brenda, Arverzinda “Cindy”, Beverly and Joyce.
11 Grandchildren, 20 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-great-grandchildren
Also survived by one sister Evelyn Lee McDaniel
He was preceded in death by his son William Dwight Rayborn, his parents William Isaac Rayborn and Mary Ann “Mollie” Cook Rayborn, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
The Rayborn family would like to thank Hospice Compassus and other family and friends for their care and kindness during this difficult time.
Visitation will be at Crain funeral home Wednesday February 13th from 9 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with his pastor and family friend Rev. Mike Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollywood Cemetery in McComb, MS with military funeral honors.
Pallbearers: Kevin Batiste, Tyler Unsworth, Steven Marco, Sr., Gary Davis, Ray Schilling, Wallace Boutwell, Jr.
 
 
Vernell Martin
(November 9, 1933 - February 9, 2013)
GRACE VERNELL MARTIN, AGE 79
And a resident of Franklinton passed away at 4:00 am Saturday February 9, 2013 at her home on Hwy 25 near the Bogue Chitto River in Franklinton. She was a worker and later the manager of the Franklinton High School cafeteria for 35 years. Mrs. Vernell was a faithful and active member of Sunlight Baptist Church for nearly 50 years.
Survived by:
Grandson: Ritchie Lane Martin, Jr. of Franklinton
A Great-granddaughter who resided with her: Julia Cheyanne Smith
A Great-grandson: Christian Lane Martin
A Step-granddaughter: Angela Rowell
2 Foster Sons: Mark Hollingsworth, Milton Hollingsworth
2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Wilda and Arnold G. Martin of Franklinton, Annie Griffin of Hialeah, FL
Brother in law: Earl Cannon of Kentwood
Sister in law: Pat Kinsella of Covington
Special friend: D.W. Bateman of Franklinton
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband J.C. Martin, 2 sons Ritchie L. Martin, Sr. and Rodney J. Martin, and her parents Wallace Griffin and Gladys Martin Griffin.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 11th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sammy Smith and Rev. Milton Klisch officiating. Burial will follow in the Hezekiah Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Greg Martin, Mitch Martin, Shelton Hano, Joe Sandifer, Terry Cannon, Milton Hollingsworth
 
Willie Mae Varnado Smith
(May 20, 1915 - February 5, 2013)
WILLIE MAE VARNADO SMITH, AGE 97
And a resident of Franklinton died at 6:45 am Tuesday February 5, 2013 at her home. She graduated from Franklinton High School in 1934 and was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton, where she was a member of the Senior Singers. Mrs. Willie Mae was a member of the Eastern Star and Franklinton’s Chamber of Commerce. She was one of the first and longest active businesswomen in Franklinton as she was the owner/operator of Hall’s Hardware for over 40 years. Mrs. Willie Mae also loved gardening and was an excellent cook. She was forever a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Survived by:
3 Daughters and Sons in law: Genevieve Smith Brannan of Franklinton, Brenda Smith Durr and Col. Donald Durr of Williamsburg, VA, Hallene Smith Magee and Randy Magee of Franklinton
7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Col. William Sherry Brannan, Jr. and Yumi Brannan of Abita Springs, Callie B. Foreman and Clayton Foreman of Covington, Wendy Durr Wall and Sidney Wall of Luanda, Angola, Africa, Donald David Durr, Jr. and Jane Lauren Durr of Richmond, VA, Robin Magee Einarson and Brad Einarson of Atlanta, Whitney Magee Delouche and Bo Delouche of Madisonville, Clayton Hall Magee of Lafayette
11 Great-grandchildren
Also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Hall Luther Smith, 6 sisters, 5 brothers, 2 infant siblings, and a son in law William Sherry Brannan, Sr.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday February 9th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Col. William Sherry Brannan, Jr., David Durr, Jr., Clayton Magee, Joshua Foreman, Jonathan Foreman, Jacob Foreman, Caleb Foreman, Connor Brannan
 
Julia Vertrees Breeland
(August 8, 1939 - February 1, 2013)
NAME OF DECEASED: Julia Vertrees Breeland
DATE OF DEATH: February 1, 2013
PLACE OF DEATH: Highland Community Hospital, Picayune, MS
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bogalusa, LA
AGE: 73
RESIDENCE: Picayune, MS
SURVIVED BY: Husband – Lucius “Luke” Breeland
3 Sons – Lucius “Luke” Breeland II, Stephen L. Breeland, Adam P. Breeland
1 Brother – Hensley Ray Lee
1 Sister – Emelda Hammond
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: 1 Son – Mark Denny Breeland
1 Daughter – Anna Carol Breeland
1 Brother – Otis B. Lee, Jr.
1 Sister – Marilyn Perry
VISITATION TIME: Monday, February 4, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.
FUNERAL TIME: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 10:00 am in the chapel at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home
MINISTER: Rev. Wayne Wilson
INTERMENT: Henleyfield Baptist Church Cemetery
 
 
Nelline Thomas
(September 20, 1929 - January 31, 2013)
NELLINE THOMAS, AGE 83
And a lifelong resident of the Thomas Community, died at 10:30 PM Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center.
She was a member of the Thomas First Baptist Church and served as Secretary/Treasurer for many years.
She and her late husband, R.O. were owners and operators of the Thomas Grocery in Thomas for forty-six years. Mrs. Nelline also retired after forty-six years as the librarian of the Thomas Branch Library. She was instrumental in donating land and securing funding for the new Thomas Branch Library that was dedicated in her honor during the grand opening ceremony.
“Mrs. Nelline” as she was fondly remembered, also donated the foundation for the Thomas Community Health Center. She was the long time treasurer of the Thomas Cemetery. Through the years, she and her husband dedicated much time and effort to maintaining the grounds of the cemetery and she and her family have also donated additional land for its expansion.
A cornerstone of the Thomas Community for eighty-three years, she was loved by many and known all her life as a hard worker. She was a generous contributor to the community and especially to people in need.
Survived by:
Daughter: Dianna Thomas of Thomas
2 Sons and a daughter in law: Dr. Kerry Thomas of Amite, Former Senator Dr. Jerry and Lou Ann Thomas of Thomas
6 Grandchildren and spouses: Nancy Nelline Thomas, M.D. and John Boyle, M.D. of Madisonville, Kerry Owen Thomas, Jr. of Hammond, Jason Thomas, M.D. of Washington, D.C., Pete and Angela Thomas of Stateline, Lander and Melissa Thomas of Thomas, Joanna Thomas of Baton Rouge
5 Great grandchildren: Jon-Ashton and Lily Thomas, Benjamin, Brooklyn and Elise Boyle
3 Sisters in law: Margie T. Passman of Franklinton, Louise Frazier of Birmingham, AL, Melba Rae Thomas of Franklinton
She was preceded in death by her husband R.O. Thomas, son Richie Thomas, two infant children, parents James Lacy Thomas and Viola Wood Thomas, brother James Lander Thomas, and sister Phylor Wood.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 12 Noon until 4 PM and after 9 AM Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11AM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Denny Brumfield and Rev. Harold Gaddy. Burial will follow Thomas Cemetery.
Since she and her husband were active in the care and maintenance of the Thomas Cemetery, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Thomas Cemetery Fund, C/O Van Thomas, 51415 Hwy 438, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438.
 
PAUL SAMUEL JAMES
(May 1, 1948 - January 31, 2013)
PAUL SAMUEL JAMES, AGE 64
And a resident of Kentwood died at 7:15 AM Thursday, January 31, 2013 at his sister’s home.
Survived by:
Son: Kevin James of Amite
4 Grandchildren: Katie Cox, Jodie James, Bodie James, Hayden Wagner
4 Sisters and a brother in law: Juanita Pace of St. Amant; Rita and Donald Holden; Nan Morris; Barbara Walker all of Amite
Brother and sister in law: James and Candy Walker of Amite
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Sidney James and Mary Parker Walker, a sister Betty Phillips and a brother Charles James.
Visitation will begin after 9 AM Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Friendship Baptist Church with a funeral to be held at 11 AM with Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 
 
Helen Young
BORN: March 9, 1923
DIED: January 24, 2013
Helen Delores Guilott Crawford Young born March 9, 1923 passed away January 24, 2013 at the La. Heart Hospital at the age of 89. Helen was born in Pearl River, La and a resident of Bush, La. Helen worked as a reading teacher assistant of Fifth Ward Junior High School for more than 20 years. She was a dedicated member of Hebron Baptist Church as a Sunday school teacher, secretary of the church, secretary of the church cemetery committee and an active teacher for the Women's Missionary Union. Helen was also actively involved in volunteering for many years with the chaplains at Bogalusa Medical Center.
Helen is survived by her children Kenneth (Donice) Crawford, Kerry (Sherry) Crawford, Keith (Dianne)Crawford, Brenda Bryant and Jerry (Brenda)Young. Helen is the Grandmother of Kristi Crawford, Vickie Crawford Palermo, Stacy Crawford Perrone, Jason Crawford, Bradley Crawford, Kevin Crawford, Susan Crawford, Tara Bryant Powers and Kyle Young, also 11 great-grandchildren and a very special care giver Donna Davis and host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by husbands Monroe W. Crawford and Earnest Sam Young, a brother the late Dudley Guilott and sister Cora Singletary.
She will be missed dearly.
Visitation will be held January 26, 2013 at Hebron Baptist Church located at 79614 Highway 41, Bush, La. Starting at 10:00 A.M. with funeral services following at noon. Rev. Tim Payne will conduct the services and the interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to be made to the Hebron Baptist Church building fund.
 
Joseph Scelfo
(Died January 25, 2013)
Joseph Bernard Scelfo passed away at St. Tammany Parish Hospital on Friday, January 25, 2013. Joe (as all of his friends knew him) was 88 years old. He was born March 19, 1924. He is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Lillie M. Scelfo. They have two children, John W. Scelfo, Spokane, WA and Marilyn J. Scelfo, Baton Rouge, LA. John is married to the former Diane Strahan and they have two sons, John Bradley Scelfo, San Francisco, CA and Jason Scott Scelfo, Spokane, WA. Brad and his wife Amy have two sons, Taylor and Teddy. Scott and his wife Emily have three children, Mia, Max, and Kate. Joe is also survived by a younger brother Bernard Scelfo, New Iberia, LA and 19 nephews and nieces.
Joe is a native of Bogalusa and a veteran of WWII. Joe and Lillie have been faithful members of First Baptist Church for 45 years. One of Joe’s greatest passions was teaching a Sunday School Class, which he did for 55 years. He firmly believed those who were sick or shut-in should not only be visited but should also be nurtured with kindness and compassion. His other passion was fishing for white perch. Even as his memory started to fail, he could still tell you under which tree he caught fish and who his fishing buddy was at the time. Joe was the consummate role model for his family and for all of those he touched.
Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5pm until 8pm on Monday, January 28th. Viewing will be at First Baptist Church on Tuesday, January 29th from 12pm until 2pm with the service, officiated by Pastor Bob Adams, beginning at 2pm. Grave side services will be held at Ponemah Cemetery immediately following.
 
 
Everett Austin Holcombe, Jr.
(January 14, 1923 - January 23, 2013)
Everett Austin Holcombe, Jr., a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 90, born on January 14, 1923 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bogalusa,LA. He was a member of the Magic City American Legion Post #24 and served as Past Commander. He was a veteran of WWII in the Army/Air Force and a member of the 40 & 8. He also was in the Louisiana National Guard where he served as Commander of the 205th.
He is survived by his wife, Georgine Knight Holcombe of Bogalusa, LA; his grandchildren, Faron Holcombe, Shelia McGehee, and Tanya Adams; 9 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Rev. Wilson A. "Bill" Holcombe; a grandson, Scott Holcombe; his parents, Everett Austin Holcombe, Sr. and Viola Dickey Holcombe.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at First Presbyterian Church, 511 Avenue D, Bogalusa, LA 70427 on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Jim Stayton to officiate and Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Military Graveside Services will be held by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
Charles Wayne Mitchell
BORN: November 11, 1937
DIED: January 14, 2013
Charles Wayne Mitchell age 75 passed away Jan. 14, 2013 in AZ. He was a resident of Poplarville Ms. He is survived by two sons Mike Mitchell of Ridgeland Ms. And Mark Mitchell of Quartzsite AZ. One brother Wendell Mitchell of Poplarville Ms. and Violet Lee of Poplaville Ms.
Ms. Two grandchildren Jennie Kidder and Tyler Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his wife Norma Mitchell and parents Rufus and Eunice Mitchell.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday Jan. 25, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until time for services at 12 noon, Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery, near Poplarville Ms. Elder Clyde Cooper will officiate.
 
 
Brenda Pierre
(August 21, 1961 - January 19, 2013)
BRENDA GAYLE PIERRE, AGE 51
and a resident of Franklinton died at 3:30 pm Saturday January 19, 2013. Brenda’s life was lost tragically in an automobile accident alongside her long-time companion and best friend Kenneth Pellegrin. She was a phlebotomist formerly with The Blood Center of Louisiana in Hammond and at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Brenda enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. She had a special place in her heart for her pet dogs and the numerous chickens and other animals she cared for.
Survived by:
Mother: Verna Haley Pierre Hollingsworth of Franklinton
Nieces: Cierra Pierre and Cheyenne Pierre
Numerous cousins and other family members
She was preceded in death by father Enos Pierre, Jr., brother Marino Pierre and step father James “Tom” Hollingsworth.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 24th from 5 PM until 9 PM and after 9 AM Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the Pierre Cemetery in Folsom.
 
Kenneth Pellegrin
(April 25, 2013 - January 19, 2013)
KENNETH RAY “PIE” PELLEGRIN, AGE 55
And a resident of Franklinton died at 3:30 pm Saturday January 19, 2013. Kenneth’s life was lost tragically in an automobile accident alongside his long-time companion and best friend Brenda Pierre. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a former truck driver with Parish Concrete. Kenneth loved all his animals and he had many pet dogs, chickens, rabbits and other animals.
Survived by:
Daughter and son in law: Amanda and Dale Lee of Independence
2 Granddaughters: Olivia Lee and Alexis Lee
3 Brothers: John Pellegrin, Glynn Pellegrin both of Covington, Tommy and Dale Tims of Varnado
3 Sisters and brothers in law: Diane and Phillip Jenkins of Loranger, Melissa and Arshile Glaze of Covington, Polly and Rick Abernathy of Lakeland, FL
Nieces: Cierre Pierre and Cheyenne Pierre
Numerous other nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Cleveland John Pellegrin and Eliza Revere Pellegrin.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 24th from 5 PM until 9 PM and after 9 AM Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Keith Branch officiating.
 
Pete Seals
(October 6, 1930 - January 18, 2013)
PETE SEALS, AGE 82
And a resident of Thomas died at11:45 pm Friday January 18th, 2013 at his home. He was a longtime member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church and a former employee of Crown Zellerbach. He was retired from the Washington Parish School board as a bus driver at Thomas School. Pete was also a retired self-employed Dairyman who enjoyed all the time spent working his cows.
He was a big sports fan, especially baseball and cherished the times he watched his grandchildren in all their athletic pursuits. Pete also enjoyed listening and watching his son Eli perform. The family will always hold dear the thought of all the caring commitment their father showed to their mother during her lengthy illness.
Survived by:
Daughter and Son in law: Rita and Eddie Self of Thomas
3 Sons and Daughters in law: Jarone and Karen Seals, Tab and Lyn Seals, Eli Seals all of Thomas
12 Grandchildren and Spouses: Tory and Missy Self, Daylon Self, Tylan and Brittney Self, Ashley and Dennis Whiddon, Bailey Seals, Logan Seals, Shay Seals, Kyley Seals, Will and Mary Seals, Austin Seals, Eliza Seals, Bailey Prisk,
8 Greatgrandchildren: Brooke Self, Brance Self, Presley Self, John-Eric Self, Kalyn Bowling, Lathan Whiddon, Ember Conley, Mallory Golden
2 Expected Great-grandchildren
Sister: Ethylene Hartzog of Angie
Sister in law: Bernice Seals of Dexter
Special Friends: Lucius Crain and Bobby Earl Thomas
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Elaine Knight Seals, his parents William Eli Seals and Annie Mae Pace Seals, sisters Katie Crain and Larcie Smith, and brothers Oden Seals, Richard Seals, and Marcus Seals.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 21st from 5 pm until 9pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Willie J. Passman, Rev. Denny Brumfield, and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.
 
Robert Kennedy, Jr.
(June 21, 1959 - January 18, 2013)
ROBERT JOE KENNEDY, JR., AGE 53
And a resident of Spring Hill, TN died at 5:08 pm Friday January 18, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a native of Washington Parish and a member of the First Baptist Church of Spring Hill. Robert was always a hard worker and was employed as a job supervisor for Division 2 Construction. He was a member of the National Guard for 6 years. He enjoyed NASCAR and deer hunting but his favorite thing was Harley Davidson motorcycles. Robert had lots of Harley apparel and loved riding his motorcycle.
Survived by:
2 Daughters: Brooke Nicole “Boo” Kennedy of Spring Hill, TN, Elanna Kristian “Lil Bit” Kennedy of Franklin, TN
Mother: Clara Mae Kennedy of Angie
2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Cathy and Pat Branch of Pine, Theresa and Robert’s childhood friend Byron Stogner of Angie
Special Friend and former wife Sherry Roberts and husband Jeff Roberts of Covington
Special Friends: David and Donna Lane of Franklin, TN, Allen and Deanna Reed of Spring Hill, TN
Former Wife: Debbie Kennedy of Belle Chase
His Boss Greg Dew and all his employees with Division 2 Construction
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his father Eld. Robert J. Kennedy, Sr., his grandparents Roscoe Kennedy and Mary Elizabeth Kennedy and William Oscar Knight and Emma Knight and a special uncle Doyle Knight.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 21st from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with his special nephew Rev. Keith Branch and Eld. Mark Hobgood officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Kyle Burris
(April 6, 1979 - January 18, 2013)
KYLE FLETCHER BURRIS, AGE 33
And a resident of Franklinton died at 7:30 am Friday January 18, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a 1997 graduate of Bowling Green School. Kyle was a lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a very proud member of the United Methodist Men.
Kyle loved movies, his exercise buddies, his cats, and above all else - his family.
Survived by:
Parents: Jimmy and Debbie Burris of Franklinton
2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Ellen and Josh DeCuir, Emily and Chris Hester all of Baton Rouge
Grandmother: Mary Margaret W. Burris of Franklinton
Aunts and Uncles: Jesse D. and Renee Burris of Franklinton, Gail and Bill Stiles of Covington, Carolyn Schwebel of Ponchatoula
Cousins: Darrell Burris, Katie Burris, Mark Hayden, Jill Miller, Melanie Varnado, Brooke Peach, Garrett Schwebel
Great Uncles and Great Aunts: James and Sara Morrow of Ponchatoula, Dolores and Charlie H. Watts of Bogalusa, Edie and Walter Watts, Rose and Arthur Watts all of Decatuer, IL.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather James W. Burris, Sr. and grandparents Caulson J. Primes and Geraldine Fletcher Primes.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Sunday January 20th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church at 8:30 am until the funeral service at 10 am with Rev. Steve Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the Davies Cemetery near Ponchatoula.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church of Franklinton. 
 
 
Pauline Crain Kennedy
(October 30, 1914 - January 17, 2013)
What a wonderful Life... With arms wide open in the Heavens, our beloved angel has been welcomed home. Julia Pauline Duncan Crain - Kennedy, long time resident of Thomas, LA died in peace January 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm at Heritage Manor in Franklinton, LA surrounded by her children and loved ones. She was born on October 30, 1914, in Tylertown, MS, to Leoda Crain Duncan and Isaac Newton Duncan.
Pauline, member of State Line Baptist Church, was blessed with 98 glorious years of good health, love, family, friends, and fellowship. Pauline’s faith and obedience as a servant to God illuminated throughout her life with unwavering love and devotion for her church, family and community brethren. Her perseverance through pressing times and ability to pass along her contagious smile is a remarkable credit to the strength and character of Pauline Kennedy. Pauline was a past Matron of Order for Eastern Star Chapter #226. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling all over the United States and many international destinations including England and Scotland. We are left with a lifetime of cherished memories to share as we continue to celebrate her life at every family gathering and through all of our prayers.
Pauline is preceded in death by her husband and father of her children Hezzie Bill Crain of Thomas, LA, husband Havard Kennedy of Thomas, LA, one son Kenneth Crain of Pine, LA; two brothers, Jewel (Elsie) Duncan of Serapter, LA and Horace (Hildar) Duncan of Thomas, LA; three sisters, Christine (Houston) Stafford, of Bogalusa, LA, Waver (Lavell) James of Bogalusa, LA, and Beth (Winford) Pace of Pine, LA; two daughter-in-laws, Katherine Crain of Pine, LA and Grace Crain of Baton Rouge, LA; one son-in-law Lavell Breland of Thomas, LA.
Survivors of Pauline Kennedy are one daughter Ava Breland of Thomas, LA and five sons, Hezzie (Bernice) Crain of Thomas, LA, Norman Crain of Baton Rouge, LA, Billy (Sharron) Crain of Sylva North Carolina, Royce (Mary) Crain of Thomas, LA, and Bobby (Anne) Crain of Laporte, TX. Also surviving is one brother, Huey (Bevery) Duncan of Amite, LA. Other family members include 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and in-laws within the lower branches of her family tree.
For all that have been blessed by the life of Pauline Kennedy, visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 5pm-9pm. The visitation and funeral service will follow the next day at 11:30 am on Sunday, January 20, 2013 with the funeral service at 2 pm at State Line Missionary Baptist Church located at 31384 Hwy 62, Angie, LA 70426 with Pastors Billy Ray Hines, Donnie Broome and Harold Gaddy officiating. The burial will be follow at War Crain Cemetery located in the Crain’s Creek community.
 
Jerry Barber
(January 2, 1937 - January 17, 2013)
JERRY NEIMIER BARBER, AGE 76
And a resident of Franklinton went home to be with the Lord at 6:00 pm Thursday January 17, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born January 2, 1937 and grew up in Franklinton. Jerry moved to Baton Rouge in 1967 and began work at Allied Chemical/Paxon. After 27 years of service as a process operator, Jerry retired in 1994 and moved back home to Franklinton. He was always a loving father and grandfather.
Survived by:
A Loving Companion and Best Friend of 23 years: Mary Dwire of Franklinton
3 Children and Spouses: Jerry “Neil” and Janell Barber of Denham Springs, Greg and Jeannette Barber of Gonzales, Wendy and Ed Allen of Austin, TX
3 Grandsons: Kyle Barber, Austin Barber, and Christopher Allen
Brother and Sister in law: Charles and Anita Barber of Franklinton
Step-Sister: Virginia Bateman of Franklinton
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis Delon Barber and Anna Louise Corkern Barber, sisters Bonnie Lee Barber Corkern and Freddie Barber Estave, brothers Huey Barber and Dennis Wayne Barber, and step-brothers Billy Ray Corkern and James Corkern
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 21st from 11 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery
 
Ruby Jean-Sharp Evans
BORN: August 10, 1933
DIED: January 13, 2013
Ruby Jean Sharp Evans Went to meet her King Jesus and be in Heaven on 01/13/2013 at the age of 79. Born August 10, 1933 in Isabel, Louisiana. She got married at the age of 19 to Charles Willard Evans. She has celebrated 20-years of marriage before the loss of her loving husband. She was a loving mother of 3-beautiful children-Deborah, Linda and Charlie. She was brought up during the Great Depression. She had to walk 2-miles just to catch the school bus and many times with no shoes on. She spent many hours working the family garden-picking cotton and vegetables. Sometimes her and her siblings only had a biscuit or a cold sweet potatoe to eat before hitting the fields to work after coming in from school. She played Basketball for Enon High School from 1948 till 1951. After graduating from High School, she got her first job working for South Central Bell in New Orleans as a switch board operator between 1950 and 1953. She also taught cake decorating and quilting at the YWCA in Bogalusa. She would work in the concession stand for the roller skating nights at American Academy School. She served on the Board of Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy and worked many functions for the school from the early 70's to 1984. Ruby and her two sisters made a quilt for Greg Genco that was entered into the Washington Parish Fair that took home an award winning ribbon. She also worked for Bogalusa Glass. And she was a faithful Employee to Lee's Creek Farm And Ranch Supply during the early 1980's. She also worked at Wal-Mart in the Deli from the late 1980's till 2002 when she retired. Ruby was a Christian woman who spent the majority part of her life serving the Lord. She loved the Lord with all her heart. I can remember hearing her talk about just how excited she would be to get to Heaven and meet God. Us kids could not ask for a better mom. She was very loving, kind and considerate of others. She never met a stranger and liked to help anyone who needed it.  
She is preceded in death by her loving husband Charles Willard Evans. And her parents Nathan and Alda Mizell Sharp. And numerous in-laws.  
Leaving behind to cherish her memory is her three children Deborah Evans Chester and husband Scott of Minden, Louisiana and Linda Evans Pevy and husband Jeffery of Minden, Louisiana. And Charles Nathan Evans and Brian Lane Rester of Plainview. And she leaves behind 3 grand children, Chance Whitten of Minden, Jessica Hatchett of Minden and her fiance' Steven Loveland, they live in Plainville, Connecticut. And Dalton Willard Pevy of Minden. Also 2 great-grand children, Xavier Whitten and Lucas Whitten of Minden. She is survived by 4 siblings,. Everett Sharp and wife Peggy., Beulah Enman and husband Dana, Caroleen Johnson and husband Robert.,and J. L. Sharp and wife Sue all of Isabel. And numerous nieces and nephews.
 Officiating pallbearers will be Scott Chester, Jeffery Pevy and Roger Dutruch. And also her 3 grand children Chance Whitten, Jessica Hatchett and Dalton Pevy. Honorary pallbearers will be Xavier Whitten and Lucas Whitten.
 Relatives and Friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation to be held at Brown McGehee Funeral Home. Wake will be from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday 1/17/2013. The funeral service will begin at 12 noon on Friday 1/18/2013. Reverend George Moore and Reverend Pete Underwood will officiate. She will be laid to rest at the Mizell Cemetery in Isabel next to her beloved husband Willard.  
Special Thanks to St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Dr. Gabriel Vargas, St. Tammany Parish Hospice-"Tina, Frances, Dementri and Maggie." Lakeshore Hospice and Southeast Home Health Services, Eagan Home Health Services/Eagan Hospice. And also special thanks to all family and friends of the family who helped us through this difficult time with food, visits and prayers. We appreciate everything.

 
Bobbye Leeke Green
(August 15, 1928 - January 16, 2013)
Bobbye Leeke Green died in Etowah, TN on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. She was born in Bogalusa, LA on August 15, 1928. She was a lifetime resident of this community. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Bogalusa, LA. She successfully balanced a career, home, and family during her adult life. She was a long time member of the Civic League and served in many positions of service in the community including the operations and programs of the local YWCA for many years.
She is survived by her husband, J. "Buddy" Green, Jr.; a daughter, Tanda (Gary) Dykes of Reliance, TN; a son, Craig (Andrea) Green of Carrollton, TX; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one nephew, Charles Purvis, Jr.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Bogalusa, LA. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m.until time for the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Hillview Memorial Gardens. The officiant will be the Reverend Bob Adams. Deacons of First Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Andy Fussell
(May 3, 1967 - January 11, 2013)
WILLIAM ANTHONY “ANDY” FUSSELL, AGE 45
And a resident of Franklinton died on January 11, 2013 in Bay St. Louis, MS. He was a former accountant with Northlake Moving and Storage and once worked with the Bob Hope Foundation in Florida. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a very loving spirit. Andy was always a generous person who enjoyed life to the fullest.
Survived by:
4 Sisters: Terri Raburn of Baton Rouge, Laura J. Cooper of Franklinton, Susan Rushing of Tylertown, MS, Kay Barber of Gulf Breeze, FL
5 Brothers: John Thomas of Franklinton, Clinton Fussell of Enon, Richard Fussell of Franklinton, Wes Fussell of Enon, Richard Fussell of Shreveport
Brother in law: Chubby Fussell of Franklinton
Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members
He was preceded in death by his parents Otto Daryel Fussell and Geraldine Helton Fussell, a sister Sissy Fussell and his grandparents.
 
 
KARSYN JOE MAGEE
(August 23, 2012 - January 15, 2013)
KARSYN JOE MAGEE
Infant son of Derrick and Laura Magee died at 5:45 PM Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at St. Tammany Hospital in Covington.
Other survivors include:
Brother: J D Duncan of Folsom
Sister: Marie Duncan of Folsom
Grandparents: Balinda Alleno of Mt. Hermon; Stanley Magee of Franklinton; Laura and Donny Kliebert of Folsom
Great Grandparents: Maudine Magee of Franklinton; Etienne and Marilyn Alleno of Mt. Hermon
Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins
He was preceded in death by great grandmother Marie Lloyd and great grandfather Melton Magee.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Saturday, January 19, 2013 until time of funeral service to be held at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Patrick Magee and Eld. Mason Miley officiating. Burial will follow in the Melton Magee Cemetery.
An account has been opened at Capital One Bank to help with funeral expenses.
 
 
Velma Carrier Graham
(August 1, 1923 - January 15, 2013)
Velma Carrier Graham, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 89, born on August 1, 1923 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church and a former Worthy Matron of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, James Rudolph Graham of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Carolyn (James) Spears of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Leon (Kathy) Graham of Bogalusa, LA; a daughter-in-law, Viki Graham of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Ollie Smith of Lucedale, MS, Shirley Pittman of Cheraw, MS and Jo Ann (John) Mitchell of Bogalusa, LA; three brothers, Louis (Dale) Carrier, Olin (Helga) Carrier and Rodney Carrier all of Bogalusa, LA; seven grandchildren, George (Anna) Wolbrecht, III, Graham Wolbrecht, Candice Stewart, James (Aleta) Spears, II, Leigh Anne Graham, Michah Graham, and Kristen Graham; eleven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Ann Wolbrecht; one son, Archie Ray Graham; one sister, Doris Narretto; and three brothers, Elbert "Blinker" Carrier, Gilbert Sydney Carrier and Gary Lynn Carrier.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church from 12:00 Noon until the Funeral Services at 3:00 P.M. The Rev. Pete Underwood will officiate with Interment to follow at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Willie Mae Wascom
(October 31, 1918 - January 14, 2013)
Willie Mae Wascom, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 94, born on October 31, 1918 in Mt. Hermon, LA, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by a son, Denton Earl (Doris) Wascom of Bogalusa, LA; two grandsons, Kirk Wascom of Atlanta, GA and Mark (Claudia) Wascom of Brandywine, Maryland; two great-grandchildren, Alex (Kristen) Wascom of Jacksonville, FL and Brittany Wascom of Auburn, AL.
She is preceded in death by her husband, C. W. "Stumpy" Wascom; her parents, Denton Oscar Morris and Eunice Kemp Morris; two sisters, Winnie Bacot and Annette Garrick; two brothers, Jewel Morris and Donald Morris.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Bassemier to officiate and Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Meriam Penny Crowe
BORN: October 6, 1936
DIED: January 13, 2013
Meriam Penny Crowe born October 6, 1936 passed away January 13, 2013 at A.M.G. of Bogalusa at the age of 76.She was a native and longtime resident of Bogalusa. She was also a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
Meriam was survived by two sons, Osa Wayne(Michelle) Palmer of Bogalusa and Nicholas Doyle (Jean) Palmer of Baton Rouge, La., two daughters Norma P. Brown of Zachary La. and Pamela Sue (Ernie)) Lee of Slaughter, La. two brothers Tommy Penny and Charlie Penny both of Bogalusa, half sister Carolyn Barr of Ohio, eleven Grandchildren and ten Great-Grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by parents Osa Doyle and Hazel Claire Penny, husband Merle Denver Crowe, and a brother Osa Doyle Penny Jr.,and a Sister-in-Law June Penny
Visitation will be January 15, 2013 at the Chapel of Brown- McGehee beginning at 10:00 A.M. until services at 2:00 P.M. Father Patrick Collum will officiate the service and the Interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Karl L. Bickham, Sr.
(March 28, 1929 - January 13, 2013)
KARL L. BICKHAM, SR. AGE 83
and a resident of Franklinton for over 60 years died at 4:36 pm Sunday January 13, 2013 at his home surrounded by his entire family. He served in the United States Marine Corps from Feb. 17, 1947 until Feb. 16, 1950 when he was discharged as a Corporal after spending part of his service in China. Karl worked for Southern Bell, South Central Bell, and BellSouth for almost 31 years before retiring as a supervisor in 1982. He enjoyed traveling when possible and spent many pleasurable hours at local coffee shops with friends.
Survived by his devoted wife of 61 years: Lois Fontenot Bickham of Franklinton
Son and Daughter in law: Karl L. “Buster” Bickham, Jr. and Jeannine Bickham of Franklinton
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Karla and Larry Tullos of Flower Mound, TX, Konnie and Mike Crain of Varnado
8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Karl L. “Len” Bickham, III and April Bickham Leslie and Ryan McGhee, Jamie Burkhalter, Cole and Wendy Bickham, Kyle and Whitney Burkhalter, Megan and Rick Thomas all of Franklinton, Shea Tullos, Krystal Henry both of Flower Mound, TX
Brother and Sister in law: Truitt and Evelyn Bickham of Chesapeake, VA
Sister in law: Jo Bickham of Bogalusa
12 Great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents James O. Bickham and Maude Smith Bickham, a sister La Rue Fleming and a brother J.L. Bickham Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday January 15th from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards, Rev. Denny Brumfield and Rev. Ralph Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Len Bickham, Ryan McGhee, Cole Bickham, Shea Tullos, Rick Thomas, Kyle Burkhalter, Tyler McGhee
Honorary pallbearers are all the members of his “Coffee Crew”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Community Care Hospice.
 
Ginger Sue Roberts
BORN: August 31, 1951
DIED: January 10, 2013
Ginger Sue Roberts age 61 passed away Jan. 10, 2013 at Louisiana Heart Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of First Pentecostal Church. She is survived by her husband of 42 years Carl Bruce Roberts of Bogalusa La. One son Russell Roberts of Bogalusa. One daughter Miranda Roberts of Bogalusa. One brother Richard Burge of Bogalusa. And a sister Joann Kerry of Columbia South Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her parents Claude and Flora Burge.
Visitation was held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Saturday Jan. 12, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation continued Sunday Jan. 13, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Burial was in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Travis Houston officiated.
 
Kenneth Cloyd Cooper
BORN: December 2, 1962
DIED: January 5, 2013
Kenneth Cloyd Cooper born December 2, 1962 passed away January 5, 2013 at the LSU Medical Center at the age of 50. Kenneth was a native and lifetime resident of Bogalusa. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a Mason of the Center Lodge 244 F&AM, a member of the American Legion Post 24 in Bogalusa, and a Navy Veteran of the United States Navy.
Kenneth is survived by his wife Tina Cooper of Bogalusa, two sons Mason Cooper and Joshua Roberts both of Bogalusa, three daughters Kacey(John) Zane of Virginia, Kelsey and Kendal Roberts both of Bogalusa, two brothers Arnold Cooper Jr. of Bogalusa and Edgar(Nikki) Cooper of Mobile, Alabama, a sister Laurenda(Gary) Stewart of Bogalusa, one GrandChild Aiden Zane, two special people Honey and Huggie, also numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Mary Cooper, and a sister Cindy Cooper.
Visitation was held January 9, 2013 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church starting at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 12 noon. Rev. Pete Underwood officiated the services with the interment following at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery. American Legion Post 24 provided Military Honors at the graveside..
Honorary Pallbearers was Mickey Turnage, Scott Adams, James Thigpen, Jack Mc Alister, Caleb Parker. Sidney Warner Jr. and Richard Breedlove.
 
Brad Means
(December 20, 1961 - January 12, 2013)
BRAD MEANS, AGE 51
and a resident of Franklinton, LA died at 11:00 pm Saturday January 12, 2013 at his home. He was a native of California and a former longtime employee of Sanford and Son Body Shop as a fabricator.
Survived by:
Wife: Helen Means of Franklinton
2 Sons: Joshua Means of Oregon, Freddie Mayeaux of Franklinton
Daughter: Krystal Mayeaux of Tylertown, MS
Parents: James Means and Merlyn Wagner Means of Clyde, CA
Sister and Brother in law: Katy and Ronald Crocker of Concord, CA
2 Nieces: Heidi Rosas, Heather Rojas
Great-niece and Great-nephew: Janna Rosas and Jason Rojas
Also numerous aunts and uncles
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Thursday January 17th at 5 pm with a Memorial Service at 6 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Calvin Crowe officiating.
 
Goldie Lee Walker
(September 24, 1927 - January 12, 2013)
GOLDIE LEE WALKER, AGE 85
and a longtime resident of the Stoney Point Community died Saturday January 12, 2013 at Heritage Manor in Mandeville. She was born September 24, 1927 and was a lifelong member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Walker was a Past Matron of Nobel Queen Chapter No. 45 Order of the Eastern Star. She was always a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survived by:
Son and Daughter in law: Jerome and Barbara Walker of Franklinton
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Deborah and Don Lowery of Seminary, MS, Beverly and Chad Walker of Bourg, LA
8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Elizabeth Walker, Jerry Walker, Dennye and Clint Berry all of Franklinton, Beau and Misty Lowery of Baton Rouge, Todd and Andrea Lowery of Seminary, MS, Danielle Walker of Washington, DC, Brady Walker of Brooklyn, NY, Amanda Walker of Baton Rouge
8 Great-grandchildren: Colton and Shia Walker, Jared, Jathan, Jericho, and Jackson Berry, Carter Lowery, Macy Lowery
Sister: Faye Lee of Loranger
2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Milford Lee, Sheldon and Yonette Lee all of Baton Rouge Also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Winfred Denman Walker, Jr. and her parents Fred Lee and Nancy Ard Lee.
Visitation will be at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday January 15th from 11 am until 2 pm. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the church at 2 pm Tuesday with Eld. Donnie Broome, Eld. James Broome, Eld. Brent King, Rev. Jimmy Oalman, Jr. and Eld. Gerald Penton officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jerry Walker, Beau Lowery, Todd Lowery, Brady Walker, Clint Berry, Jared Berry
Honorary Pallbearers are her great-grandchildren
 
 
Gayle Holliday McNeese
(February 6, 1945 - January 9, 2013)
GAYLE JEAN HOLLIDAY MCNEESE, AGE 67
And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 5:35 am Wednesday January 9, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and an avid reader. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and spending time outdoors. Gayle loved gardening and often spent her time tending to her flowers.
Survived by:
2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Chris and Deborah Ard, Matthew McNeese all of Franklinton
Daughter: Ann Angeles of Tucson, AZ
Mother: Willie Westmoreland Holliday of Mt. Hermon
4 Grandchildren: Jonathan Persaud, Geron Persaud, Nicholas Angeles, Victoria McNeese
3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Betty Holliday of Anahuac, TX Lynn Andre’ of Baton Rouge, Judy and Ken Guillot of Holly Lake Ranch, TX
3 Brothers and a Sister in law: Daniel Holliday of Mt. Hermon, Eddie Holliday, Jerry and Deborah Holliday all of Walker
Great Aunt: Mabel Walker of Central
Also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
She was preceded in death by her father Milfred Holliday, grandparents Hubert Westmoreland and Ivy Johnson Westmoreland and Victor Holliday and Modie Crowe Holliday, a brother in law Benny Andre’, and her first husband Paul Ard.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 11, 2013 from 4 pm until 8 pm and after 11 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
 
James O. "Jimmy" Alford
(August 25, 1941 - January 8, 2013)
James O. "Jimmy" Alford, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 71, born on August 25, 1941 in Angie, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Emma L. Alford of Bogalusa, LA; a step-daughter, Susie Hemphill of Bogalusa, LA; two step-sons, Jamie Hemphill of Bogalusa, LA and Jeff Hemphill of Tennessee; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Gloria Koehn of Florida.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Alford and Stella Bickham Alford; one sister Tatiana Gage.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
John David Pittman, Sr.
BORN: May 20, 1924
DIED: January 5, 2013
John David Pittman Sr. age 88 passed away Jan. 5, 2013 at his residence here in Bogalusa La. He was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. He was a past member of the Zona Masonic Lodge and Center Lodge . He also served his country durning WWII as a medic in the U.S. Army. Durning WWII he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart serving under General George Patton. He was also selected as a personal bodyguard for General Dwight David Eisenhower.
He is survived by his sons John David Pittman Jr. "Sherry" and Thomas Densil Pittman "Vicki" both of Bogalusa. Daughters Sylvia Joyce Pittman Sewell of Panama City Fla. Sherion Pittman Busby "John Wayne" of Bogalusa, Martha Ann Pittman Ledbetter "Donald" of Bogalusa. Fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife Opal Sheridan Pittman, parents John M and Martha C Pittman, sisters Bernice Foster, Lenell Thomas, and Marion Maxson. Grandsons Shannon Wayne Busby and John Ernest Busby.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday Jan. 7, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and will continue Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by magic City Post #24 of the American Legion.
Rev. Pete Underwood, Rev. Everett Ledbetter and Rev. Tommy Pittman Jr, will officiate. 

 

 

Cecil Talley
(January 20, 1923 - January 5, 2013)
NAME OF DECEASED: Cecil Talley
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday January 5, 2013

PLACE OF DEATH: St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, LA
AGE: 89
RESIDENCE: Carriere, MS

SURVIVED BY: 1 Son – Hensley Ray Lee

2 Daughters – Vertrice (Luke) Breland and Emelda Hammond
15 Grandchildren – Glenda Applewhite, Jock Burge, Missy Hammond, Luke Breland, Steven Breland, Adam Breland, Kurt Perry, Shannon Perry, Becky Byrd, Shannon Lee, Shana Phillips, Dana Lee, Josh Lee, J.J. Lee, Ashlea McKenzie.
Numerous great-grandchildren
PRECEDED BY: Husbands – Otis B. Lee, Sr and Bass Talley

Son – Otis B. Lee, Jr.

Daughter – Marilyn Perry

Brothers – Rankin Stogner, Dutch Stogner, Allen McDaniel

Sister – Emily Hyde

Grandsons – Mark Breland and Brent Perry
SERVICES: Tuesday January 8, 2013 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church from 10:00 am until the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm.

MINISTER: Rev. Lynn Martin
INTERMENT: Henleyfield Baptist Church Cemetery
OTHER INFORMATION: She was a member of Ben's Ford Baptist Church

 

 

Joyce Dickerson
(April 13, 1947 - January 6, 2013)
JOYCE TALLEY DICKERSON, AGE 65

And a resident of Franklinton died at1:42 am Sunday January 6, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a former longtime employee of Riverside Medical Center where she loved her job as a telephone operator. She thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with her co-workers and the friends she met there. Joyce was always a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survived by

Husband of 50 years: Leroy Dickerson of Franklinton

Daughter and Son in law: Sheryl and Joey Brown of Franklinton

2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Stacy and Mechele Dickerson, David Dickerson all of Franklinton

7 Grandchildren: Ashley McCain, Jimmy Thomas, Johnathan Estave, Corey Dickerson, Christopher Dickerson, Lee Ann Dickerson, Lauren Dickerson

3 Great-grandchildren: Kameron Wilson, Kaelee Wilson, Jaiden Thomas

2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Carolyn and Robbie Strahan of Toledo Bend, LA, Gloria and Troy Busby of Bogalusa

Brothers in law and Sisters in law: James Harold Dickerson of Illinois, Ronnie and Margaine Dickerson of Franklinton

Also numerous nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by 2 sons Carey Leroy Dickerson and Terry Marden Dickerson, her parents Hubert Talley and Vernis Lott Caves, and sister and brother in law Margie and Dudley Strahan.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 7th 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 with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Tyson Cemetery.

 

Diane Martin Crain
(September 17, 1950 - January 6, 2013)
LINDA DIANE MARTIN CRAIN, AGE 62

And a resident of Thomas died at8:25 am Sunday January 7, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a longtime member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was always a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survived by:

Husband of 43 years: Lucius Crain of Thomas

3 Daughters and sons in law: Debra Dowdy, Sherry and Gary Warren, Shandle and Wayne Martin all of Thomas

Grandchildren: Ashley Keller, Sandra Gerald, Amanda Warren, Allison Barber, Molly Dowdy, McKenna Dowdy, Gary Alan Warren, Santana Martin 3 Great grandchildren: Chloe, Caroline, and Kaden

An expectant Great-grandchild: Emma Grace Fuller

3 Brothers: Arthur Wayne Martin, Jimmy Martin, Richard Martin all of Thomas

4 Sisters: Brenda Finley, Pauline Thomas both of Franklinton, Aline Amacker of Poplarville, MS, Geneen Phelps of Thomas

Numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur “Pet” Martin and Elsie Schilling Martin and son in law Carlos Dowdy

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 7th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Willie J. Passman and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Brooks-Martin Cemetery.

 

H. A. Jones
(January 13, 1932 - January 5, 2013)
HOLLIS A. “H. A.” JONES, AGE 80

and a lifelong resident of Enon died at 9:45 pm Saturday January 5, 2013 at his home. He was a retired supervisor with South Central Bell and he enjoyed farming, raising his cattle and gardening.

Survived by:

Devoted wife of 48 years: Violet L. Hebbler Jones of Enon

4 Daughters and Sons in law: Gail Jones Hayes, Carol Sue and Bob Bateman, Lela and Price Yates all of Franklinton Michelle and Steven Varnado of Texas

6 Grandchildren: Scott Lee, Barrett Bateman, Heather Yates, Leland Yates, Bret Varnado, Caroline Varnado

1 Great-grandchild: Makenna Calmes

Brother and Sister in law: Russell “Skippy” Robert and Sue Robert of Enon

Step-son and Daughter in law: Steve and Annette Stevens of Abita Springs

2 Step-grandchildren: Corry Stevens, Christian Stevens both of Slidell

2 Step-Great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents Zelamer “Z. M.” Jones and Nancy “Sweetie” Sharp Jones.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 7th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Cooke officiating. Burial will follow in Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon.

 

Elma Grace Rodeheaver
BORN: October 15, 1928
DIED: January 2, 2013
Elma Grace Rodeheaver born October 15, 1928 passed away January 2, 2013 at her residence at the age of 84. Mrs. Elma was known by so many as " Ms. Rody" from their Business " Rody's Amusement Center and Po-Boy Shop". Elma and her husband Walter ran Rody's Amusements Center for 21 years. Elma was also a member of Main Street Baptist Church.

Mrs Elma is survived by a Son David(Elana) Rodeheaver of Bogalusa, a Daughter Deborah(Vaughn)Reynolds of Ventress, La., a sister Mary Ruth Collier of Corsicana, Tx., four Grandchildren Kassie and Joseph Rodeheaver and Leigh Ann and Matthew Reynolds, and a very Special Family Mike and Patsy Jenkins and numerous Nieces and Nephews and other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Walter George Rodeheaver,four sisters Leota Pharris, Elsie Cothern, Marie Dickerson, and Bertha Baham.

Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Chapel on January 6, 2013 starting at 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 P.M.with the Rev. Scott Baham officiating the services. Interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery located on Spring Valley Road in Bogalusa.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Geaux Past Cancer 2524 Berrybrook Drive, Baton Rouge La. 70816 or to any of your local Cancer Societies of your choice.

 

Robert Wellington "Bill" Stewart
(September 25, 1925 - January 2, 2013)  
Robert Wellington “Bill” Stewart, age 87, went home to his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at 7:05 a.m. at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, Louisiana. Bill had made his home at the War Veterans Home since May 2009. He was dearly loved by staff members and in return, loved them back and was appreciative of their tender love and care, especially in the last three months. He was most fond of Quinton and Bert who were with him at the time of his death along with his daughter, Janene.
During World War II, Bill answered the call to serve his country and enlisted in the Army on April 25, 1944. He was assigned to Company L 359th Infantry Regiment 90th Division and was part of the Ardennes Campaign and Battle of the Bulge. On January 9, 1945 Bill sustained wounds which resulted in the loss of his right eye and multiple traumas to the left leg. He was awarded the European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Bronze Battle Star, World War II Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal for his acts of bravery and sacrifice to his country. Upon discharge from military after treatment of his war wounds, Bill returned to the Plainview Community where he was born and raised and began a career as a farmer and later became known as “Mr. Bill” to the many school children which he transported during his thirty-eight years as a school bus driver with the Washington Parish School System. He never allowed his disability sustained during war time to prevent him from leading an active life.
Bill was a life-long member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church and also a member of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana F. & A. M. Zona Chapter No 337.
He is survived by a daughter, Janene (James) Dunaway of Bogalusa; three sons, Samuel Densil (Joy) Stewart of Warren, Arkansas; Steven (Caroline) Stewart of Franklinton; and Terry (Tammy) Stewart of Bogalusa; seven grandchildren, Reeca and Mark Mincy of Brandon, Mississippi; Marche and Chris Brown of Star City, Arkansas; Jamie and Misty Stewart, Brian Stewart of Franklinton; Hannah and Carter Stewart of Bogalusa, and Miranda Stewart of Indiana; two step-grandchildren and their spouses, Jimmy and Minnie Dunaway of Stateline and Dena and Kevin Willis of Loranger; six great grandchildren, Zane and Savannah Brown; Devin and Alyssa Stewart, Keagan Saucier, and Ayden Stewart; six step great grandchildren, Kara, Jesse, and Molly Willis; Kyle and Cole Edwards, Tera and husband Brent Holmes; and one step great great grandson, Brady Holmes; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Waldo and Doris Stewart and Silas Leo and Paula Sue Stewart of Bogalusa; four sisters-in-law, Geraldine Stewart, Mae Stewart, Margie Nell Sheridan, and Virginia Broussard; a brother-in-law and his wife, Homer and Dean Sheridan; a sister-in-law and her husband, Dollie and Woodrow Hobgood.
He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerygne Sheridan Stewart; his parents, James Leslie and Julie Pearl Sheridan Stewart; five brothers, Talmadge, Truett, Erbert Lee, Sam, and Horace Stewart; a sister Edith Stewart McKenzie.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. at the Poole Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. George Moore, Rev. Pete Underwood, and Rev. Leon Hickman officiating.
Interment will follow in the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church cemetery with full military rites by the American Legion Post 24.

 

Albert Earl Howard
(October 18, 1927 - January 2, 2013) 
Albert Earl Howard, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 85, born on October 18, 1927 in Poplarville, MS, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Regency Hospital in Covington, LA.

He is survived by one daughter, Tonia Howard Tullier; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Howard Busby; his parents, Albert Sylvester Howard and Jenny Agnes Dyar Howard; two sisters, Vonceil Moody and Ercelle McMillan; his brother, Harold Howard.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Clay Norwood and Rev. Brad Ford will officiate with Interment to follow at Corinth Cemetery in Lumberton, MS.

 

Wilda Berry Tynes
(February 4, 1919 - January 1, 2013)
Wilda Berry Tynes, a resident of Sandy Hook, MS, age 93, born on February 4, 1919 in Walthall County, MS, passed away at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, MS on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

She worked with the Washington Parish School System at Wesley Ray Elementary in the Reading Program, she was a Teachers Aide in the Second Grade and Third Grade.

She was a devoted wife to her husband, Rev. Locthe Tynes who preceded her in death. She was a loving second mother and aunt to many. She is also, preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Berry and Rebecca Slade Berry; six sisters, Mary Jane Berry Herring, Belle Berry Herring, Allie Berry Kennedy, Maricie Berry Kennedy, Delhia Berry McKenzie and Margie Berry Kennedy; three brothers, Henry Berry, Thomas Berry, Jr. and Elwood Berry.

Visitation will be held at Stateline Baptist Church on Monday, January 7, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Donnie Broome and Rev. Terry Kennedy will officiate with Interment to follow at Tynes Cemetery in Stateline, LA.

The family would like to thank her special long time caregivers, Mary Bullock and Yvonne Fortenberry and the Hospice Caregivers, Linda, Vanessa and Dianna.

 

Marcus Lamar Smith
(May 5, 1967 - January 1, 2013)
Marcus Lamar Smith, a resident of Tylertown, MS, age 45, born on May 5, 1967 in Walthall County, MS, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline Davis Smith of Tylertown, MS; three daughters, Ashley Davis of Tylertown, MS, Sarah Davis of Panama City, FL and Demitry Permnova; one son, Eric (April) Smith of Bogalusa, his mother and step-father, Ann (Joel) Hill of Franklinton, LA; one sister, Melissa (Baron) Desmond on Tampa City, FL; one brother, Matthew (Donna) Smith of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Allysse Smith, Hallie Verlander, Callie Davis and Gage Dillon; several nieces and nephews.

He preceded in death by his father, Larry Smith; and a brother, Michael Smith.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Bro. Randall Garcia will officiate with Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be, Eric Smith, Michael Blackwell, Caleb Barnes, Dustin Barnes, Jonathan Smith and Jeremy Stafford.

 

Yvonne Bott
(March 31, 1939 - January 2, 2013)
YVONNE C. BOTT, AGE 74

And a resident of Franklinton died at 8:00 am Wednesday January 2, 2013 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church and loved gardening. She would often spend her time gardening and caring for flowers. She enjoyed working with floral arrangements and worked most recently at Bennie’s Garden Center. She was always a loving, and caring wife, mother and grandmother.

Survived by:

Daughter and Son in law: Janet Welsh Burton and Richard Ward Burton of Covington

4 Sons and Spouses: Ronald Frank Welsh, Reggie and Amy Welsh, Mark Dwayne Bott and Pamela Kaye Bott all of Franklinton, Ray Bott, II and Wendy Bott of Covington

4 Grandchildren and Spouse: Nikki Alena Welsh, Callie Celeste Welsh, Gregory Davis Burton, Valerie and David Leblanc

3 Great-grandchildren: D.J. Leblanc, Emilee Leblanc, Kaylee Leblanc

Brother and Sister in law: Rev. Jerry W. Cox and Brenda Cox of Franklinton

Sister: Shirley Cox Lott of Franklinton

A very special friend: Florene Sorrell of Franklinton

Also numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Bott, a son Greg F. Welsh, and her parents Rev. E.L. Cox and Earline Johnson Chelette.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 4th from 9 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Willie Holland and Rev. Jerry W. Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.

 

Lestus James Stafford
BORN: October 25, 1947
DIED: December 30, 2012
Lestus James Stafford age 65 passed away Dec. 30, 2012 at Baton Rouge General Hospital He was a resident of Pine La.. He is survived by his brothers Leslie Stafford, Gaston Delcambre, Donald Seals. Dewayne Seals, Jonathan Seals, Micheal Seals. Sisters Bonnie Yates, Mary jenkins, Brenda Seals, Donna seals, Kathy Seals, Lather Seals.
He was preceded in death by his parents Allen and Catherine Stafford, brothers Hershel Stafford, Herbert Stafford, Gene Stafford. Sister Dessie Miley.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013 from 10:00 am til 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday from 8:00 am until time for service in the chapel at 11:00 am. Burial will be in the New Gerald Cemetery at Pine La.

 

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Wood
(January 3, 1931 - January 1, 2013)
Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Wood, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 81, born on January 3, 1931 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Heritage Manor in Franklinton, LA.

She is survived by two daughters, Claudia Miley (Willie J.) Crain of Franklinton, LA, Deborah "Debbie" Miley (Bruce) Adams of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Howard Gregory (Bridget) Miley of McComb, MS; two step-daughters, Barbara Wood and Sherry Wood both of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Edythe Lake of Albuquerque, New Mexico; five grandchildren, Troy Crain, Brock Adams, Elizabeth Miley, J.R. Miley and Barrett Adams; three great-grandchildren, Summer Miley, Marleigh Norman and Presley Crain; two step-granddaughters, Theresa Lott and Melissa Wood; one step-grandson, John Mason "Woody" Wood; one step-great-grandson, Zachary Lott; one step-great-granddaughter, Katelyn Spillman.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. Howard Miley and Mason Wood; her parents, Claude Brock and Elma Louise Brumfield Brock; one brother, Dr. Charles Scroggs; and one step-son, Terry Wood.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Bro. Lynn Martin, Bro. Otha Schilling and Rev. Marcus Rosa will be officiating with Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

 

Robert Bush
(Died December 29, 2012)
NAME OF DECEASED: Mr. Robert E. Bush
DATE OF DEATH: December 29, 2012
PLACE OF DEATH: LSU Bogalusa Medical Center
AGE: 64
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: His Wife – Lori Jeanette Hand of Bogalusa, LA, Daughter – Allison Brignac of Gonzales, LA, Sister – Janet Bush of Crossroads, MS, Grandchild – Chloe Camille Brignac, Father – Newell Bush of Crossroads, MS
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: His mother – Margaret Bush
VISITATION: POOLE-RITCHIE FUNERAL HOME TIME: Monday, December 31, 2012 from 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

FUNERAL SERVICE: POOLE-RITCHIE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL TIME: 3:00 P.M.
MINISTER: Father Patrick Collum

 

 

Billie Sam Mulina
(July 6, 1937 - December 29, 2012)
BILLIE SAM MULINA, AGE 75

And a resident of Franklinton died at 6:37 pm Saturday December 29, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and worked at Rayborn Correction Center for 10 years. Mr. Mulina dedicated 20 years of his life to United States Air Force as a training instructor.

He was a loving husband for 52 years and a wonderful, loving father and the best buddy a grandchild could ask for. He had a simple but enjoyable life collecting honey from his bees, riding the golf cart with his grandchildren, gardening, and spending everyday with the love of his life, his wife Connie. Billie will be remembered as a wonderful man who made a great impact on everyone he met. He will forever be loved and missed by so many.

Survived by:

Wife of 52 years: Connie Bateman Mulina of Franklinton

3 Children and Spouses: Billy W. and Madonna Mulina of Poplarville, MS, Michael and Christine Mulina of Aransas, TX, Melinda S. Villere of Folsom

10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Steven A. Mulina of Aransas, TX, James and Glenna Mulina of Homer, LA, David M. Mulina of Baton Rouge, Kristy and Mark Theriot of Baton Rouge, Denise and Ivy Watts of Livingston, Brandy Mitchell of Baton Rouge, Billie and Jozef LaCroix of Franklinton, Megan Mulina of Aransas, TX, Madison Villere, Masey Villere both of Folsom

14 Great-grandchilden

Brothers and Sisters in law: Kendall and Judy Mulina, Travis and Jesse Mulina, J.W. and Lynn Mulina all of Franklinton

Sisters and Brothers in law: Edith and Pete Busby of Franklinton, Maida and Mac Thomas of Pine

Also numerous nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents Jewel J. Mulina and Athalee Seal Mulina

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday January 1st 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. Mike Stafford, Rev. Walter Mixon, and Rev. Stan Statham officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

 

Edith Marie Barber
BORN: January 22, 1929
DIED: December 26, 2012
Edith Marie Barber age 83 passed away Dec. 26, 2012 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. Survivors include her husband Melvin Barber of Bogalusa La. Sons Melvin Lee Barber Jr. of Jackson Ms., John Wesley Barber of Bogalusa, Son Robert Dalgo of Alabama. Daughters Deborah Ann Barber Young of Rhode Island, Brenda Lee Downey of Slidell La. Erica Shantel Barber of Bogalusa La., Daughters Leona Dorton of Bogalusa La. And Barbara Robins of Tennessee. Numerous grandchildren Family and other friends.
She is preceded in death by a daughter Vickie Louise Crawford, her parents, brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday Dec. 28, 2012 from 4:00 pm til 9:00 pm and will continue Saturday from 8:00 am until time for services in the chapel at 11:00 am. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery at Crossroads.

 

Mark Francis Wallace
(June 14, 1966 - December 27, 2012
Mark Francis Wallace, age 46, born on June 14, 1966 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.

He is survived by one sister, Drewana Allman of Stateline, LA; one brother, Glenn (Kathy) Wallace of Bogalusa, LA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, L.E. and Elizabeth Wallace; one brother, William Wallace.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate with Interment to follow at Pounds Cemetery.

 

Donovan Maples, Sr.
(July 12, 1945 - December 28, 2012)
DONOVAN CHESTER MAPLES, SR., AGE 67

And a resident of Sandy Hook, MS passed into eternal rest early Friday morning December 28, 2012 Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was born at Camp Stoneman, California on July 12, 1945 to Chester A. Maples and Minnie Lou Maples. He was retired from NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego.

Survived by:

Wife of 35 years: Bonnie Maples of Sandy Hook

Daughter: Susan Marie White of Florence, MS

2 Sons: Donovan C. Maples, Jr., Steven C. Maples both of Sandy Hook

2 Grandchildren: Shelly Maples and Donovan W. Maples

2 Sisters and Brother in law: Patricia Roley of Havasu City, AZ, Leminda and Lester McGahhey of Rose Bud, AR

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Fleet and Cleo Miler and Johnny and Leona Maples, a sister Bonnie J. Quave and brother Jewel Lee Simmons

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday at Mt. Hermon Cemetery

 

 

Charlene Ravencraft
(April 11, 1948 - December 27, 2012)
CHARLENE LEBO RAVENCRAFT, AGE 64

And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 5 PM Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington.

She was an active member of Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church and a member of the Mt. Hermon Country Bumpkins. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and was always a loving wife and mother.

Survived by:

Husband of 47 years: Thomas Ravencraft of Mt. Hermon

Daughter and son in law: Beth and Frank D’Angelo of Katy, TX

Son and daughter in law: Ricky and Leslee Ravencraft of Osyka

4 Grandchildren: Mick D’Angelo and Chelsea D’Angelo, Jenna Ravencraft and Jacey Ravencraft

3 Great grandchildren: Alexis D’Angelo, Kayleen Garivia, Noah D’Angelo

Brother and sister in law: Bud and Ann Lebo of Mt. Hermon

Special niece and nephew: Sandra and Kenny Sheridan and their son Mathew

Numerous other nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by a son Delvis Wayne Ravencraft, her parents Wilford Lebo and Evelyn Watson Lebo, sisters Sally Barnes and Maxine Walker and a child brother Billy Joe Lebo.

Visitation will be at Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church after 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 1 PM Saturday, December 29, 2012 with Rev. Randall Garcia and Rev. Myron Schilling officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

Vera Lou Lewis
(July 11, 1937 - December 22, 2012)
Vera Lou Lewis, a homemaker, attended the Pentencostal Faith, age 75, born on July 11, 1937 in Tylertown, MS, a resident of Monroe, LA and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Landmark Nursing Home in West Monroe, LA.

She is survived by one sister, Judy Ann Magee of Hackley, LA; three brothers, Cleve Henry Magee of Sterlington, LA, Randy Devon Magee of West Monroe, LA and Allen Dale Toney of Texas.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Lewis; her parents, Cleveland Monroe Magee and Harriett Rebecca Clark Magee.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Charles Ray Creel will officiate with Interment to follow at Stateline Pentecostal Church Cemetery.

Memorials to be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

 

 

Willie Dillon
(September 15, 1914 - December 26, 2012)
Willie Dillon, age 98, born on September 15, 1914 in Mt. Hermon, LA, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home of Mandeville, LA.

She is survived by a son, Brad (Kathy C) Smith of Pearl River, LA; two grandchildren, Nathaniel B. Smith and Kenneth Adam Smith both of New Orleans, LA; three step-grandchildren, Michelle Holland on Ponchatoula, LA; Erin P. Huddleston of Pineville, LA and Christopher J. Barr of Pearl River, LA.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, George W. "Bud" Smith and Kenneth E. Dillon; her parents, Leslie Statham and Nancy Miller Statham.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Velva Ann Fortenberry
(September 7, 1952 - December 26, 2012)
VELVA ANN FORTENBERRY, AGE 60

And a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday December 26, 2012 at Riverside Medical Center. She was born in Tylertown, MS on September 7, 1952. Ms. Velva was an educator in the Washington Parish School System for 30 years but has kept busy working in her yard since her retirement. She also enjoyed the time spent in the company of friends and family. Ms. Velva more recently fought battles with heart disease and cancer but never gave up hope of getting better. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Survived by:

Sister and Brother in law: Iris and Donald Fornea of Angie

2 Nephews: Brett Fornea of Statleine, Seth Fornea of Raleigh, NC

2 Nieces: Tiffanie Fornea of Covington, Rebel Fornea of Raleigh, NC

2 Great-nephews: Cole and Blake Fornea

Also several aunts and cousins

She was preceded in death by her parents Burrell W. Fortenberry and Iris Stinson Fortenberry, and grandparents Letie Stinson and Della Dillon Stinson, Burrell H. Fortenberry and Ossie Magee Fortenberry

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday December 28th from 9 am until 11 am. A private family burial will take place afterwards at Rushing Cemetery in Tylertown.

 

Julian Noles
(May 2, 1971 - December 25, 2012)
JULIAN DALE NOLES, AGE 41

And a resident of Leesville, LA died at 4:08 am Tuesday December 25, 2012 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Franklinton and a truck driver for American Moving and Storage in Leesville. He loved driving trucks and enjoyed watching movies. Julian liked to collect swords and knives.

Survived by:

2 Stepdaughters: Amie Ladett Lott of Columbia, MS, Benetha Ann Jones of Youngsville, LA

6 Grandchildren: Jarrett Jones, Angel Jones, Zachary Jones, Trinity Breland, Payton Breland, Taylor Jones

Former Wife: Annie Noles of Columbia, MS

Sister and Brother in law: Gloria and Clyde Luper of Franklinton

5 nephews: Dustin Luper, Matthew Luper, David Dickerson, Thomas Clawson, John Boone, Jr.

2 Nieces: Deana Clawson, Peggy Lynn Breland

Brother in law and Sister in law: John Boone, Sr., Cindy Boone both of Pine

He was preceded in death by his mother Shirley Walker, a sister Emma Louise Clawson, and grandson Joseph Jones

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday December 28th from 10 am until 2 pm. 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 Corkern/Caves Cemetery

 

Marlene Polk
(September 24, 1943 - December 24, 2012)
MARLENE POLK, AGE 69

And a resident of Isabel died at 10:21 am Monday December 21, 2012 at Tangi-Pines Nursing Center in Amite. She was a former employee of Rutter Rex in Franklinton. Marlene loved riding horses and years ago she was a member of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Posse.

Survived by:

Daughter: Elizabeth Hodges of Richmond, VA

2 Granddaughters: Ariel Miller and Olivia Miller

Sister: Shirley Maudine Bascle of Isabel

Brother and Sister in law: Wade Polk, Sr. and Myrna Polk of Isabel

7 Nieces and Nephews: Bonita Polk, Robert Polk, John Polk, Joe Polk, Cathy Oncale, Ben Bascle, Adam Bascle

She was preceded in death by her parents Lastee Polk and Etha Mizell Polk, a brother Bobby Polk, and nephew Wade Polk, Jr.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday December 27th from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff Mizell officiating. Burial will follow in the Isabel Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Evelyn Boyet
(Died December 23, 2012)
A descendent of many Washington Parish pioneering families, Evelyn Alline Graves Boyet entered into eternal rest surrounded by her family Sunday December 23, 2012 at the age of 100 ½ years. The daughter of the late Althea Jane Ott and Micheal James Graves, Evelyn was born in Hayes Creek Louisiana July 18, 1912. Mrs. Boyet was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles August Boyet, as well as her devoted daughter Virginia “Ginger” Boyet Mizell. She is survived by her daughters Charlotte Boyet Crowe( Lucious)of Diamondhead MS, and Diane Boyet Lyons , (John “Jack”) of New Orleans,LA ; son-in-law Richard Mizell of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren Julia Crowe Murrell (Stan) of Birmingham, AL, Michelle Mizell Rayburn (Benjamin) of Denham Springs, LA, Lucious B. Crowe (Karen) of Mandeville,LA, Richard Christopher Mizell of Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. John M Lyons lll (London) of Baton Rouge, Thomas J Lyons (Stephanie) of Vienna, Austria, and great-grandchildren: Charles, Catherine, and Caroline Murrell ; Matthew and Zachary Rayburn; Catherine, Kate, and Abby Lyons.

Evelyn graduated as a Registered Nurse from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in 1934. Evelyn traveled as a Mississippi Public Health Nurse during the “great depression” frequently in horse and buggy throughout the Mississippi Delta.

As a wife, mother and active community volunteer Evelyn was passionate and extremely proud of her family. She was also a very active leader in numerous community groups: she was the first President of Superior Ave. Elementary PTA, Leader of Camp Fire Girls as well as the Camp Fire Day Camp, she served as President of many clubs well into her 90’s including the Bogalusa Civic League, the Senior Citizen’s Center, Delphians Book Club, the Matron’s group, Hillside Garden Club, Homemaker’s Group, Superior Ave. Baptist Church WMU, Ladies Bible studies and Sunday School classes.

Evelyn had numerous hobbies she was a very accomplished artist an award winning floral designer and was always s working to learn a new handicraft.

After years as a stay at home mom, in the 1970’s she returned to renew her career as a nurse at Bogalusa Medical Center and served for many years.

She never met a stranger and loved sharing all her stories with everyone, from stories of train rides through Louisiana in the early 1920’s to early life in Washington Parish, there was always a story to share.

Funeral services will be Wednesday December 26, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home; visitation will be from 1-2 pm with the funeral services at 2pm. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, LA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Superior Avenue Baptist Church. http://www.superioravenue.net/

 

Jo Rhea Blackwell Pevey
(August 2, 1932 - December 20, 2012)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Jo Rhea Blackwell Pevey. Mrs. Pevey, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with Our Dear God at 12:40 a.m. on December 20, 2012.  She was born on August 2, 1932 in Baton Rouge, LA and graduated from Baton Rouge High. She attended Louisiana State University where she met her husband and life mate Dr. Willard Joey Pevey. They were married on November 26, 1952 in the Baptist Student Center on the LSU campus and celebrated 60 years of marriage together this past November.
Mrs. Pevey, aka”Mamma Saurus” was a joy and friend to all. She was an extraordinary cook, seamstress and passionate gardener. With enough care and Peter’s plant food she could grow a rock! She was very bright, an outstanding student and as a pre-med major at LSU had her own aspirations of being a Medical Doctor. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in speech pathology, her Masters Degree in Audiology Target at SFASU and helped to create the Deaf Education Department for the Nacogdoches I.S.D.
She is survived by her husband Willard Pevey; daughters, April Stanaland and husband, Alan, Jody Perrvoni, Lisa Pevey Rodriguez and husband, Tim; son, Scott Pevey and wife, Sandy; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister Lyndell Blackwell Miller of Florida.
A graveside service and interment will be held at Lee’s Creek Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

 

Richard H. Newman
(June 14, 1957 - December 18, 2012)
Richard H. Newman, a resident of Angie, LA, age 55, born on June 14, 1957 in Shreveport,LA, passed away at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA.

He is survived by his wife Jackie P. Newman; one daughter, Hannah Newman; two sons, Chadrick Newman and Caleb Newman; three sisters, Tina Derise, Debbie Green and Kim Trimble.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam Newman and Florence Carter Newman.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Pine First Baptist Church from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. the Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Bro. John Lowry, Bro. Jessie Charpentier and Bro. David Easterling will officiate with Interment to follow at Miley Cemetery in Pine, LA.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

 

 

Doyle Wesley Knight
(June 7, 1930 - December 17, 2012)
DOYLE WESLEY KNIGHT, AGE 82

And a resident of Thomas died at 8:00 am Monday December 17, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was an active member of New Beginnings Baptist Church, who volunteered greatly at the church and a former machinist. Mr. Knight was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He retired from the Corps after 23 years of service including during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a jack of all trades upon retirement and he maintained workshops at his home with every tool imaginable.

Survived by:

Wife of 29 years: Beryl Thompson Knight of Thomas

3 Sons and Daughters in law: Richard L. Kelly of Macon, MO, Randall G. Kelly and Connie Kelly of Sharpsburg, GA, Ronald G. Kelly and Carol Kelly of Manchester, NH

3 Grandchildren: Dean Kelly, Alan Kelly, and Christina Kelly

3 Sisters: Laminda Rhoden of Bogalusa, His twin sister Doris Creel, Clara Mae Kennedy both of Pine

Sister in law and Brother in law: Lynette and John Kelley of Gretna

Stepson and Spouse: Donald and Terri Smart and their family of Mt. Hermon

Special Niece and Nephew: Megan and Keith Branch of Thomas, And their children Carrie and Luke

Also numerous other nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents William Oscar Knight and Emma O’Berry Knight, sisters Lillian Carter and Lois Hollinshead, and brothers Jack Knight and Talmadge Knight.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday December 20th 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 Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery with full military honors.

 

Clyde Adam Courtney
(November 28, 1973 - December 15, 2012)
Clyde Adam Courtney, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 39, born on November 28, 1973 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.

Survived by his wife, Sonia Forbes Courtney of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Jasmine Adair Courtney of Ruston, LA; three sons, Nicholas Adam Thomas of Missouri, Dustin Reid Thomas of Ruston, LA and Hunter Lee Beall of Pine, LA; three step-daughters, Ashley Benefield of Mississippi, Cassie Benefield of Arkansas, and Beth Blackwell of Bogalusa, LA; one step-son, Buster Benefield of Mississippi; his mother and step-father, Sybil Cotton (Rory) Beall of Pine, LA; his father, Clyde Rollon Courtney of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, April Courtney (Wayne) Sheridan of Pine, LA; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesay, December 19, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. Elder Brent King and Rev. Malcolm Myers will officiate with Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

 

Delton S Thomas
BORN: April 6, 1960
DIED: December 14, 2012
Delton S. Thomas, age 52 passed away Dec. 14, 2012 in Greensburg La. He was a native of Bogalusa La. He is survived by a daughter Marie Thomas, two step daughters Mindy Penton and Tiffany Penton. His mother Shirley Lumpkin. Brothers Richard Lumpkin, Buddy Thomas Jr. and Billy Thomas "Sandy". One sister Jane Thomas and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his sons Adam Thomas, D.S. Thomas Jr. and Joel Thomas. His father Buddy Thomas, step mother Jo Ann Thomas and step father Bill Lumpkin. One brother Mike Parrott..
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home Monday Dec. 17, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mt, Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.Elder Clyde Cooper and Rev. Don Miley will officiate.

 

William "Bill" Owen Guht, Jr.
(November 30, 1942 - December 14, 2012)
William "Bill" Owen Guht, Jr., a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 70, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA.

After 24 years of service in the U.S. Coast Gaurd, Bill retired and moved to Florida, where he began a new business - Harborside Property Management and Real Estate Company. Shortly after he and Hughey Lene married he retired from the business and they spent several years traveling and enjoying each other. He was a loving caring person to all that knew him.

After moving to Bogalusa permanently he became involved in several ministries at Annunciation Catholic Church and in the community. He was loved by all that knew him and will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife, Hughey Lene McGehee Guht of Bogalusa, LA; a daughter, Debra (Bill) Almashy of Newton Falls, OH; a son, Michael (Jennifer) Guht of Mullica Hill, N.J.; a step-daughter, Angella (Ken) Howe of Hammond, LA; a step-son, Tommy (Lisa) Leos, Jr. of San Antonio, TX, a brother, Robert (Gayle) Guht of Newnan, Georgia; brothers-in-law, Gary (Maureen) McGehee and Donald (Debbie) McGehee both of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Jessica and Jackie Guht, Sarah and Chris Almashy; step-grandchildren, Mandy Howe (Jonathan) Ambrose, Wesley and JoElle Ambrose of Hammond, LA, Zachary and Ethan Leos of San Antonio, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; close friends, Nate and Genie Holmes.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Rita.

Visitation will be held at Annunciation Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service Mass at 1:00 P.M. Father Patrick Collum and Rev. Bob Adams will officiate.
Interment take place in Florida at a later date.

 

 

Jerry E. Hardin
(October 17, 1930 - December 13, 2012)
Jerry E. Hardin, age 82, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Mississippi Veteran's Home in Collins, MS.

He was a retired veteran and served in the United States Navy in the Korean War and Vietnam War.

He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church; a Mason; and a member of the Magic City American Legion Post #24 of Bogalusa, LA. He started the first AARP Chapter in Bogalusa, LA.

He is survived by two daughters, Theresa Hightower of New Orleans, LA and Donna Hardin of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Dennis Hardin of Covington, LA and Michael Hardin of Denham Springs, LA; one sister, Charlotte Boxley of California; mother of his children, Janice Busby of Denham Springs, LA.

He is preceded in death by one sister, Linda Lawrence.

Visitation will be held at Poole- Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate with Interment to follow at the Magic City American Legion Veteran's Cemetery in Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

 

Doris B. Simmons
(April 6, 1931 - December 13, 2012)
Doris B. Simmons, age 81 of Bogalusa, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at her son's residence in Covington, LA.

She is survived by four children, Wilford O'Neal (Jane) Simmons, Jr. of Covington, LA, Bonnie (Terry) Ruiz of White Sands, MS, Steven "Rusty" (Caroline) Simmons of Rusk, TX, and Craig (Twila) Simmons of Franklinton, LA; eight grandchildren, Neal Simmons, Penny Perrett Johanson, Steven and Cassie Simmons, Kaylan (Tori), Logan, Jacob and Austin Simmons; four great-grandchildren, Justin Patrick Johanson, Rex Alan Perrett, Faylinn Simmons and Kobyn Simmons; numerous nieces, Connie Breland Broadwater, Becky Breland Ranney, Brenda Bynum, Ann Simmons Creel, Elizabeth Constance Simmons (Donnie Smith); numerous nephews, Bill Broadwater, Ricky Simmons, Perry Hancock, William "Billy" Simmons and John Albert Simmons.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilford O'Neal "Buster" Simmons, Sr.; two grandsons, Terry Lynn and Alan Lane Perrett; her mother, Altie Rusk; her father, P. C. Bush.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 P.M. with a Graveside Service at 1:00 P.M. at Hillview Memorial Gardens on Saturday, December 15, 2012 with the Rev. Bill Broadwater officiating.

 

Kenneth Sandifer
(October 25, 1955 - December 14, 2012)
JOHN KENNETH “DYNAMITE” SANDIFER, AGE 57

And a resident of Folsom was called home on Friday morning December 14, 2012 while he was resting peacefully at home with his wife of 7 years Ruth Stitch Sandifer. He was a lifelong member of Sunlight Baptist Church and a retired truck driver. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and loved spending time with his family.

Also Survived by:

2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Chad and Missy Sandifer, Davin Sandifer, Sr. all of Folsom

4 Grandsons: Ian Sandifer, Gabriel Sandifer, Austin Sandifer, Davin Sandifer, Jr.

Stepson: Bill Laurence

Stepdaughter: Jessica Laurence Nolan

Mother of his children: Joerene Barber

2 Brothers: Gerald Sandifer, Joe Wayne Sandifer of Franklinton

He was preceded in death by a son Derrick Sean Sandifer, his parents J.T. Sandifer and Melva Martin Sandifer, and daughter in law Celeste Tufts Sandifer.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday December 16th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sammy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunlight Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Linda Bateman Burch
(April 17, 1926 - December 10, 2012)
LINDA BATEMAN BURCH, AGE 86

and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 11:12 am Monday December 10, 2012 at a friend’s home in Baton Rouge. She was a former secretary for the LSU Agricultural Center in Franklinton and a longtime member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. Mrs. Burch had a wonderful personality and was known for the great sweet tea she made.

Survived by:

2 Sisters in law: Mary Stringer Bateman of Baton Rouge, Diane Bateman of Franklinton

Niece and her Spouse: Sherri and Weldon Beaugois of Clinton

Nephews and a Spouse: Michael Wayne Bateman of Texas, Stephen Paul Bateman of Baton Rouge, Pat and Betty Crain of Clinton

Great-niece and Great-nephew and Spouses: William Clark Crain and Crissi Crain and their 3 children of Clinton, Donielle and David Gainous and their 4 children

Longtime Family Friends: Mike and Brenda Miller, Shane Miller, Elise Miller Knight all of Mt. Hermon

Also other nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members

She was preceded in death by her husband Holbern “Bot” Burch, parents Huey Lawson Bateman and Evie Inez Varnado Bateman, 2 brothers Wade Bateman and Wayne Bateman, and a nephew Bill Bateman

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday December 11th 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 Rev. Russell Kirkland and Rev. Jeremy Ingram officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Johnnie Alice Godwin
(July 11, 1930 - December 9, 2012)
Johnnie Alice Godwin, age 82, born on July 11, 1930 in Poplarville, MS. She passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the New Country Living Center in Picayune, MS.

She preceded in death by her husbands, Truitt Cowart and M. C. "Bill" Godwin; a son, Truitt Cowart, Jr.; her parents, John Floyd Amacker and Agnes Fornea Amacker.

She is survived by one son, George (Ann) Cowart; a step-daughter, Pat Godwin; two step-sons, Michael (Tammy) Godwin and Rodney Godwin; two sisters, Jo Ann Penton and Rose Gentry; one brother; Tommy Roy Amacker; one grandchild, Kelly Buras; three great-grandchildren, Sidney, Carley and Brady Buras; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Watts to officiate and Interment to follow at Amacker Cemetery in White Sands, MS.

 
Doris Standridge McLanahan
(July 20, 1918 - December 9, 2012)
DORIS STANDRIDGE McLANAHAN, AGE 94
And a resident of Franklinton died at 12:58 AM Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.
She was a longtime employee at Magee Financial in Franklinton. She loved to read. She was also an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing with her friends. She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church.
Survived by:
3 Grandsons: Timothy McLanahan and Debbie of Metairie; Christopher McLanahan of Denver, CO; Matthew McLanhan
3 Great grandchildren: Chase Elizabeth McLanahan; Molly Ann McLanahan; William Ted McLanahan
She was preceded in death by her husband Ham McLanahan and a son Ted McLanahan.
Visitation will begin after 10 AM Friday, December 14, 2012 at Crain Funeral Home with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steve Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.
 
June Tarver
(June 14, 1946 - December 8, 2012)
NAOMI “JUNE” PENTON TARVER, AGE 66
And a resident of Franklinton died at 5:35 pm Saturday December 8, 2012 at North Oaks Medical Center after an automobile accident on December 7th. She was a member of Our Father’s House Church in Tangipahoa. Mrs. Tarver was retired from the Washington Parish School Board after 28 years as a bus driver for Mt. Hermon School. She was always a loving wife, mother, mother in law, and grandmother.
Survived by:
Husband of 51 years: J.C. Tarver of Franklinton
Daughter and son in law: Melinda and Russell Walker of Amite
3 Sons and daughters in law: Mark Tarver and Barbara Clement, Johnnie and Bernesie Tarver all of Franklinton, James and Bernice Miller of the Monroe’s Creek Community
8 Grandchildren: Tiffany Burch, Desiree’ Lyons, Joshua Tarver, Johnny “Jon” Tarver, Levi Tarver, Peyton Walker, Kattie Barber, Samantha Magee
5 Great grandchildren: Sierra Burch, Haylie Lyons, Elizabeth Barber, Noah Barber, Lucas Magee
Sister: Brenda Japuncche of Fort Dodge, Iowa
2 Brothers: Charles “Casper” Penton, Jr. of Amite, Bobby Penton of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Special Aunts: Opal Breland of Franklinton, Elaine Seal of the Monroe’s Creek Community, Geraldine Penton of Bogalusa
She was preceded in death by a great grandchild Jayce Burch, her parents Mae Pearl Tarver Penton and Charles Penton, Sr., a grandmother Mina Penton, sister Barbara Ann Dunn and brother Charlie Boy Penton.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6 PM until 10 PM and after 9 AM Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Willie Westmorland, Rev. Larry Archote and Rev. Darryl Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Tarver Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Lynn Armond, Rex Wascom, Jon Tarver, Levi Tarver, Steve Jenkins, Bo Money
 
 
Gary Lynn Carrier
BORN: November 12, 1948
DIED: December 8, 2012
Gary Lynn Carrier born November 12, 1948 passed away December 8, 2012 at L.S.U. Medical Center at the age of 64. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Gary is survived 3 brothers Rodney Carrier, Olin Carrier and Louis Carrier all of Bogalusa, 4 sisters Ollie Smith of Lucedale MS., Shirley Pittman of Sheral MS., JoAnn Mitchell and Velma Graham both of Bogalusa, and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents Gilbert and Myrtis Carrier, 2 brothers Elbert "Blinker"Carrier and Gilbert Sydney Carrier, and a sister-in-law Darlene Carrier.
Visitation was held December 9, 2012 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 2:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and resume Monday December 10, 2012 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 10:00 A.M.. Rev. Pete Underwood will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Dan Martin "Marty" Voelkel
(April 17, 1958 - December 8, 2012)
Dan Martin "Marty" Voelkel, age 54, resident of Slidell, LA, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2012 at Heritage Manor of Slidell.
He is survived by 2 sisters - Reta Fornea of Angie, LA and Virginia Voelkel of Madisonville, LA; a step-brother Kenny Voelkel of New Orleans, LA; an aunt Barbara Seals of Frankilinton, LA an uncle Eugene Seals of Purvis, MS; four nieces - Garnet Fornea, Brandy Fornea Spike, Kayla Fornea Williams, Greta Colleen Voelkel.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
 
Rebecca O. Penton
BORN: August 15, 1943
DIED: December 3, 2012
Rebecca O. Penton age 69 passed away Dec. 3, 2012 at her residence in Bush La. She is survived by her husband Carlos Penton of Bush La. Three sons all of Bush, Billy ,Carl and Terry Penton. Two daughters Lynn Goldhammer and Lisa Mejia of Bush La. Sisters Janice Chaffins of Dallas Tx. And Maxine Wells of Fla. Nine grandchildren, William Penton Jr., Nicole Bourque, Holly Bourg, Christopher Goldhammer, Kevin Goldhammer, Chase Glynn Penton, Cacie Meyn, Carrie Herring. Also survived by five great-grandchildren.
 Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Penton Cemetery at Talisheek, Elder Otha Schillings will officiate.
 
 
Eva Slocum Gerald Nobles
BORN: July 2, 1918
DIED: November 30, 2012

EVA SLOCUM GERALD NOBLES age 94, a lifelong resident of Pine, passed away November 30, 2012 at St. Clare Manor Nursing Home, Baton Rouge, LA.

She was born July 2, 1918 to James and Mae Freeman Slocum in Washington Parish.

She was a loving wife, Mother and Grandmother and a lifetime member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son and daughters and their spouses, James G. Gerald (Dee); Virginia Pace Breland (Jay); Wilda Faye Feddeck (Richard); Sherri Lynn Hayden (Richard). Grand children and spouses, Darryl D. Pace; Sondra Pace Ervin; Sandra G. Clark (Dr. Paul); Steven J. Gerald; Erin H. Smith(Dr. Field); Dr. Meghan Hayden. Step-sons and their spouses, Earl Ray Nobles (Phyllis); Stanley Nobles (Carol) and their children and grandchildren.

She is also survived by her Great Grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husbands Lawson Gerald and Benton G. Nobles and brothers Jesse, Devon and James Leo Slocum; sisters Bessie Gerald, Viola Wyman and Gladys McKenzie.

She is survived by one brother, Wilbur Slocum and sisters Leona Crain and Edna Nobles.

Visitation shall be from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Brown McGehee Funeral Home, Bogalusa, LA. and from 1 PM until 2 PM on Sunday, December 2, 2012 @ Pine Missionary Baptist Church with services immediately following officiated by Elder Brent King. Internment at Pine Community Cemetery.

 

Alice Virginia Griffith Adams
BORN: May 30, 1934
DIED: November 29, 2012
Alice Virginia Griffith Adams, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, after a short battle with cancer, at her residence in Isabel. She was born May 30, 1934 to Clemon (Laird) and Charles Curtis Griffith.

She is survived by her husband, J. Herbert Adams; three sons, Avery (Peggy) Adams of Bartlett, Tenn., John Adams of Bogalusa and Robert Paul (Tina) Adams of Franklin, Tenn.; one daughter, Sondra Adams (Gene) McGehee; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles "Sonny" (Marjorie) Griffith of Alabama; a sister, Beverly (Gary) Hall of Bogalusa; and a sister-in-law, Cindy S. Griffith of Bogalusa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Helen Louise Edwards and Shirley Mae Jones; and a brother, Rodney Earl Griffith.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 60 at 11 a.m., with her brother, Charles Griffith, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Brown-McGehee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Kendal Kennedy
(February 7, 1943 - November 29, 2012)
Kendal Kennedy, age 69, born on February 7, 1943 in Angie, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at his residence in Angie, LA.

He is survived by his wife, Sharmon Jane Kennedy of Angie, LA; two daughters, Annette Kennedy Pounds and Kimberly (Michael) Spurlock; three sons, Kendal Kennedy, Jr., Keith Kennedy and Jason Derrick (Adria Cassidy) Kennedy; one brother, James Kennedy; his grandchildren, Bladen Austin Spurlock, Hailie Madison Spurlock, Grason Michael Spurlock, Erica Eugin, Troy Pounds, Ashley Pounds, Keith Kennedy, Jr. and Patrick Kennedy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Austin Kennedy and Elsie Williams Kennedy; one sister, Brenda Stockstill; one brother, Wendell "Bo" Kennedy.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Stateline, LA.

 

Charles F. Brooks
(July 26, 1936 - November 30, 2012)
CHARLES F. BROOKS, AGE 76

And a resident of the Oak Grove Community died at 5:30 pm Friday November 30, 2012 at his home. He was born July 26, 1936 in Ellisville, MS to John Brooks and Carmen Mitchell Brooks. He was a member of Ben’s Ford Baptist Church and a carpenter in the area for many years. Mr. Brooks had a great love for his family and music. He played guitar with many different bands through the years and often played the Louisiana Hayride in his early years.

Survived by:

Loving and Devoted Wife of 56 years: Amanda Levene Mizell Brooks of Franklinton

2 Sons and Daughters in law: Charles F. Brooks, Jr. and Sharon Brooks of Dora, MO, Greg and Joyce Brooks of Stockton, AL

Daughter and Son in law: Karen and Robbie Kennedy of the Oak Grove Community

9 Grandchildren

1 Great-grandchild

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 3 brothers

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday December 3rd from 10 until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Lynn Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mizell Cemetery.

 

James Javan Sandifer
(November 17, 1918 - November 29, 2012)
James Javan Sandifer, 94, a resident of Bogalusa born Nov. 17, 1918, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Resthaven Living Center.

He retired from Louisiana Power and Light Co. after 35 years of service. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.

He served as a deacon and director of Sunday School at Calvary Baptist Church for many years. He was a past director of Sunday School for Washington Parish and vice president for Louisiana State Sunday School Board.

The family is comforted by the knowledge that his suffering with a long battle of Alzheimer’s is over and the strength of his faith.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ola Mae Sandifer; children, Ronald and Billie Jean Sandifer of Cental and Janice and Larry Galloway of Bogalusa; four grandchildren and spouses, Randy and Susan Sandifer of Central, Rhondi and John Kennedy of Central, Micheala and Donovan Guillory of St. Landry and Ricky and Beth Romano of Pineville; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara; his mother and father, Nell Sandifer and Fred Sandifer; brothers, Lejan and Donice Sandifer; and sisters, June Butler, Helen Collins and Elise Welch.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 at Crain Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with services following. Burial will follow at Bonner Creek Cemetery.

 

Cecil Ball
(September 22, 1911 - November 28, 2012)     
CECIL BALL, AGE 101

And a resident of the Hackley Community died at 5:45 pm Wednesday November 28, 2012 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born September 22, 1911 to Robert and Mecie Terrell Ball in Walthal County. Mr. Ball was a former dairyman and retired from the Louisiana Highway Department. He was a longtime member of New State Line Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Pine Masonic Lodge for 62 years.

Survived by:

2 Sons and Daughters in law: Lloyd and Waver Ball,

Eld. Doyle and Diane Ball all of Franklinton

Daughter and Son in law: Lynn and J.W. Mulina of Franklinton

Son in law: Richard Cook of Pride, LA

8 Grandchildren: Joy Callahan, Darryl Cook, Eld. Duane Ball, Sonja Nichols, Shane Ball, Grayson Ball, Joseph Ball, Brandon Mulina

11 Great-grandchildren

3 Great-great-grandchildren

Sisters in law: Leona Ball, Mavis Parker, Ellrene Duncan

Also numerous nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Lillian Duncan Ball, a daughter Roxie Ball Cook, his parents, 5 brothers and 6 sisters

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Friday November 30th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Doyle Ball, Eld. J.W. Graves and Eld. Tommy Hudnall officiating. Burial will follow in the Ball Cemetery

Pallbearers: Shane Ball, Darrell Cook, Grayson Ball, Joseph Ball, Brandon Mulina, Brent Duncan

Honorary Pallbearers: Johnny Mord, Roy Duncan, James Lester Wood, Harold Crain

 

 

Stanley Lorenza Merritt
BORN: August 26, 1945
DIED: November 26, 2012
Stanley Lorenza Merritt born August 26, 1945 passed away November 26, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital at the age of 67. He was a Veteran in the United States Navy and a member of American Legion Post # 24, and a long time member of Palestine Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years Donna Talley Merritt of Bogalusa, a son Barclay Wayne Reynolds of Pontchatoula, La., two daughters Evelyn Fleming and Kimberly Ann Entrican both of Bogalusa, 12 Grandchildren Joseph C. Beaudette, Brandi E. Dutruch, Anthony J. Beaudette, James L. Entrican, Kasie C. Tadlock, L.Donavon Tadlock, Walker S. Andrews, Barclay G. Reynolds, Jonathon W. Reynolds, Courtney A. Reynolds, Camryon A. Reynolds, Meghan L. Reynolds, Sarah R. Reynolds, 11 Great- Grandchildren and host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Visitation will begin Wednesday November 28, 2012 starting at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home and after 8:00 A.M. Thursday until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate the services and Interment will follow at the Talley Family Cemetery.

 

Rodney Pierce
(September 17, 1941 - November 27, 2012)
Rodney Pierce, age 71, born on September 17, 1941 in Varnado, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 27 at his residence in Angie, LA.

He is survived by one son, Bart (Melissa Kees) Pierce; two sisters, Genell Tullos and Diane Smith; three brothers, Welton (Mildred) Pierce, Sr., Raymond Pierce and Ted (Ann) Pierce; two grandchildren, Jordan Pierce and Brooke Pierce; one great-grandchild, Miles Pierce Wheat; special friends, Ralph and Marion Pierce, Larry and Janice Hunt.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Rachel C. Pierce; his parents, Dan Pierce and Letha McNeese Pierce.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Bro. Donnie Broom will officiate with Interment to follow at Pierce Cemetery.

 

Juanita Eileen Magee
(February 6, 1918 - November 26, 2012)
JUANITA EILEEN MAGEE

Went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 26, 2012, at the age of 94. She was the daughter of the late O.B. Magee and Ellen Babington.

Eileen was born on February 6, 1918, in Franklinton and moved to Bogalusa with her parents. She lived her entire life there. She graduated from Bogalusa High School as valedictorian, setting a record grade point average. She also graduated from LSU, earning a degree in Library Science. She graduated from Whitworth College, Brookhaven, MS with an associate in Arts. She taught mathematics and library science for many years in schools in Franklinton, Northwestern State University at Natchitoches and Bogalusa.

Though she had no children of her own, she loved her cousins, and enjoyed hearing about the accomplishments of their children. She kept pictures of the many grandchildren on the wall by her bed.

Eileen loved her church, and attended and supported it generously through the years. She worked with groups making ceramics, which were really beautiful. She also enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and reading.

Survived by:

Cousins: Herbert Robert (Betty) Babington, Jr. of Slidell, Dr. Thomas M. (Sybil) Babington, III of Little Rock, AR, Margie Babington Sullivan of Meadville, MS, Mary Ann Babington Barlow of Nashville, TN, Sally Babington and Wayne Knight of Franklinton, Branden (Flo) McAlister Also numerous other cousins and family members.
Visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2012 after 12:30 PM with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steve Bush and Rev. Tom Dolth officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.

No flowers, please; donations to Centenary Methodist Church in Franklinton, or E.S.M. Methodist in Bogalusa desired in memory of Juanita Eileen Magee.

 

 

Herbert Templet
(April 15, 1934 - November 22, 2012)
HERBERT TEMPLET, AGE 78

And a resident of Franklinton died at 11:10 am Thursday November 22, 2012 at his home. He was a former painter having retired from Avondale Shipyards and a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton. Mr. Templet was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War who enjoyed working on lawnmowers. He loved to boil crawfish and spend time with his family.

Survived by:

Wife of 54 years: Francine Templet of Franklinton

2 Daughters and a Son in law: Sheila Darity, Susie and West Goodrich all of Franklinton

Son: Timothy Templet of Franklinton

11 Grandchildren

16 Great-grandchildren

4 Sisters: Edna Bellanger, Shirley Sigur both of Marerro, June Breaux, Beverly Favre both of Westwego

Brother: Robert Templet, Sr. of Marrero

Also numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents Severin Templet and Edna Boudreaux Templet, a brother Harry Templet and Son in law Michael Darity, Sr.

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church in Franklinton on Saturday December 1st from 9 am until 11 am. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Saturday at the church with Rev. Paul Watts officiating.

 

Elvin Miller
(June 26, 1937 - November 25, 2012)
Elvin Miller, age 75, born on June 26, 1937 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.

He is survived by two daughters, DeAndrea Wager of Bush, LA and Patricia Liuzza of Mandeville, LA; three grandchildren, Chad Miller, Justin Hunt and Brittany Wager; one great-grandchild, Cayden Miller; one sister, Inez Mullins of New Iberia, LA; six brothers, Clyde Miller of Globe, AZ, James Miller of Varnado, LA, Glenn Miller and Lofton Miller both of Bogalusa, LA, William Earl Miller of Covington, LA, and Herbert Culbreath of Bush, LA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Mildred Miller; one sister, Marie Miller; two brothers, Dobie Miller and Shelton Miller.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Pete Bennett will officiate with Interment to follow at Pounds Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be, Terry Miller, Laverne Spears, Elton Lee Lacey, Paul Miller and Gregg Miller.

 

Wyman C. Garrick
(July 31, 1925 - November 24, 2012)
Wyman C. Garrick, age 87, born on July 31, 1925 in Norway, South Carolina and a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.

He is survived by a sister, Miriam Oliver of Belton, TX.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Annette Garrick; his parents, Martin Garrick and Cora Lee Whitstone Garrick.

There will be a Graveside Service at Ponemah Cemetery on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Mizell officiating.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Thelma Deloris Rachel
(December 27, 1924 - November 23, 2012)
Thelma Deloris May McCain Rachel, a resident of Bogalusa born Dec. 27, 1924, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and was retired from South Central Bell after 30-plus years of service. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon James Rachel; two sons, Ralph Edward McCain Sr. and Charles Richard McCain; a stepson, Bruce (Carol) Rachel; a stepdaughter, Margaret Sullivan; 10 grandchildren, including Chanda Taylor and Ralph Edward McCain Jr., who were special to her; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Evan May and Elizabeth Smith May; two brothers, Ralph Lee May and Carley Ray May; and two sisters, Emma Mattox and Inice Walker.

Visitation will be held at Poole - Ritchie Funeral Home Sunday, Nov. 25 from 4:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. for family, and from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. for the wake. The funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with burial to follow in Ponemah Cemetery.

 

Annie B Anderson
BORN: February 7, 1928
Annie B. Anderson age 84, passed away Nov. 22, 2012 at L.S.U. Medical Center in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda Faye Anderson "Kevin" of Illenoise, Pamela Anne Anderson of Bogalusa and Karen Annette Anderson of Bogalusa. One brother Nathaniel Perlins of Slaughter La.\Grandchildren Alana B. Anderson, Jeremy P. Anderson, Zackary A. Breland, Reid S. Calderone, and Keith A. Calderone. Great-grandchildren, Emma Anderson, Jacob Bauer, Lane Smalley, Jace Anderson, Kendalyn Anderson, Paisley Breland and Raylee Calderone. One niece Dr. Clydell Morgan.
She was preceeded in dreath by her husband Warren O. Anderson, parents Charels N. and Lula Bell barker Perkins, brothers Alfred Norman and ray Perkins, sisters Ruby Perkins Morgan and Gladys Louise Perkins.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home Sunday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday visitation will be from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Eric Williams will officiate.

 

Nannie Francis McClendon
(July 25, 1933 - November 21, 2012)
Nannie Francis McClendon, age 79, born on July 25, 1933 in Danville, VA and a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at AMG Specialty Hospital of Bogalusa.

She is survived by two daughters, Samantha Diane McClendon and Anita Darlene McClendon; two sons, Mike McClendon and Richard Whitener; one sister, Grace Williams; two grandchildren, Jennifer Shea-Leigh McClendon and Scotty Whitener.

She is preceded in death by one brother, Richard Doss.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 5:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.

Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:00 noon with Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hancock/Whitney Bank in Bogalusa, LA for the Services on Mrs. Nannie Frances McClendon.

 

Richard Wayne Newman
BORN: June 25, 1950
DIED: November 19, 2012
Richard Wayne Newman born June 25, 1950 passed away at his residence November 19,2012 at the age of 62. He was a native of Bogalusa and a he served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He also attended Monroe Street Baptist Church.

He is Survived by a son Merritt Latino of Poplarville MS., a daughter Tasha Newman of Honolulu HI., a sister Connie Richardson of Bogalusa, La., three grandchildren Allie Wilkerson, Alexis Newman and Joshua Magee, also host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

He was precededin death by his parents Howard and Alverta(Netto)Newman,two brothers Leonard and Larry Newman.

Visitation will be held Wednesday November 21,2012 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. then resume after Friday November 23, 2012 after 8:00 A.M. intil service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Clayton Kennedy will officiate the services with the interment following in the New Hope Cemetery in the Crossroads Community.

 

Rebecca Dillon Bryant
(March 31, 1928 - November 20, 2012)
REBECCA JANE DILLON BRYANT, AGE 84

And a resident of Franklinton died at 5:30 am Tuesday November 20, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was retired from Rutter Rex after over 30 years as a seamstress. She was a longtime member of Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church and loved flowers and her flower gardens. Mrs. Bryant was always a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survived by:

Son and Daughter in law: J.W. and Thelma Bryant of Franklinton

Daughter: Pauline Mulford of Pine

9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Russell and Jeanie Bryant, Rachel Bryant, Rhonda Spears, Chad and Kristy Bryant all of Franklinton, Lavell and Cindy Sumrall, Wesley and Stephanie Sumrall all of Pine, William and Becky Sumrall of Tylertown, Adrine and Jimmy Brooks of Pine, Michelle Bryant of Gonzales

26 Great-grandchildren

Brother and Sister in law: Jewell and Ruby Dillon of Hattiesburg, MS

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members

She was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Bryant, a son John Wesley Bryant, parents Albert Dillon and Frances Leo Lee Dillon, sisters Alberdine Popwell and Mary Frances Sawyer, brothers James Willis Dillon and Charles Dillon and son in law Dorman Sumrall

Visitation will be at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church Friday November 23rd from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the church with Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Stateline United Pentecostal Church Cemetery.

 

Robert Lee Carter, Jr.
(June 9, 1953 - November 20, 2012)
ROBERT LEE CARTER, JR, AGE 59

And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 9:25 am Tuesday November 20, 2012 at his home. He was a former off-shore worker for Noble Drilling and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Mt. Carter was a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, in which he received the bronze star. He enjoyed woodworking, sharpening knives and cleaning his guns. He liked playing the guitar.

Survived by:

Wife of 28 years: Suzette Carter of Mt. Hermon

2 Daughters and Sons in law: Stacie and Brandon Starnes of Bogalusa, Robyn and B.J. Graham of Wilmer

Grandson: Caiden Graham

Sister and Brother in law: Linda and Rocky Watson of Franklinton

Brother and Sister in law: Danny Ray and Janet Carter of Franklinton

Also numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Lee Carter, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann Reed Carter and step-son Chris Watson.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Saturday November 24th from 11 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Rev. Joe Kemp and Rev. Mike Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with military honors.
 

 

Lena Mae Foil
(June 22, 1928 - November 20, 2012)
LENA MAE BRUMFIELD FOIL, AGE 84

And a resident of Franklinton died at 8:45 pm Tuesday November 20, 2012 at her home. She was a longtime member of Hays Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Foil was retired as a seamstress from Rutter-Rex. She was always a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survived by:

Son and Daughter in law: William D. and Jackie Foil of Franklinton

3 Daughters and Sons in law: June and Alvin Graham of Franklinton, Sue Hingle of Amite, Becky and Randy Civello of Baton Rouge

Sister: Eva Nell Bankston of Franklinton

9 Granddaughters

17 Great-grandchildren

3 Great-great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Foil, parents Jimi Brumfield and Lena Haley Brumfield, a sister Hattie Bankston, 2 brothers Arnold Brumfield and Marcus Brumfield, and a great-granddaughter Jaelyn Ebarb

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday November 24th 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 Bro. Rick Elder and Bro. Willie Graves officiating. Burial will follow at Hays Creek Church Cemetery.

 

Juanette Kennedy Thomas
(September 1, 1965 - November 18, 2012)
Juanette Kennedy Thomas, 47, a resident of the Stateline community, died at her home Sunday, November 18, 2012. She was born September 1, 1965, in Bogalusa, LA, the daughter of Jay "JB" and Joan Pace Kennedy.

Juanette graduated from Columbia Academy in 1983 and Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998. She was a teacher at Thomas Elementary for 14 years. Juanette was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister.

She is survived by her husband, Bryan Thomas of Stateline Community; two daughters, Megan (Jody) Hebert of Franklinton, LA, Leslie (Andrew) Hinton of Pine, LA; a sister, Jackie (Donald) Williams of Denham Springs, LA; six grandchildren, Ben Hinton, Emilyn Hebert, Destin Hebert, Breanna Hebert, Camryn Hebert and Alecia Hebert; her parents, Jay "JB" and Joan Pace Kennedy of Angie, LA; her mother-in-law, Leadette Thomas of Sandy Hook, MS; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly;

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Justin Ben Kennedy and Jeffery Kennedy; grandparents, Winfred "Dutch" and Betty Pace; and father-in-law, Dan Thomas.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Statline Baptist Church from 11:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. Bro. Eric Williams and Bro. Chris Thomas will officiate with Interment to follow at Seals Cemetery at Stateline, LA.

 

Lela Mae Phelps
(September 23, 1923 - November 19, 2012)
LELA MAE FOSTER PHELPS, AGE 89

And a resident of Thomas died at 1:16 am Monday November 19, 2012 at her home. She was born September 23, 1923 in Bassfield, MS and attended Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survived by:

Son and Daughter in law: Glenn and Kathleen Phelps of Thomas

2 Grandchildren and Spouses: Raymond and Geneen Phelps, Robyn and Bobby Story all of Thomas

8 Great-grandchildren: Brandon Phelps, Dusty Phelps, Jaden Story, Jessieuna Story, Christian Story, Bethany Story, McKaylin Story, McKaya Story

Sister: Lois Gilbert of Eureka, CA

Brother and Sister in law: B.J. and Mary Foster of Prentiss, MS

Also numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her husband Enoch I. Phelps, parents John M. Foster and Mary Robins Foster, 3 sisters Aline Stafford, Mildred Dixon, Carolyn Kraft, brothers Jessie Foster, John Calvin Foster and an infant brother Austin Foster.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday November 20th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 8 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Aaron Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Nobles Cemetery

 

Bobby Jean Singley
(August 28, 1932 - November 18, 2012)
BOBBY JEAN FORBES SINGLEY, AGE 80

And a resident of Angie passed away at 3 am Sunday November 18, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was born August 28, 1932 to Earnest and Bessie Forbes in the Angie area and was a longtime active member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church. Bobby married the love of her life Carlos Singley, who recently passed away, on December 21, 1945. Her life was not the same after losing him and now they are together again. They enjoyed visiting with family and friends and they will be missed by all that knew them.

Survived by:

2 Daughters and Sons in law: Beverly and Billy Ray Freeman of Varnado, whom she lived with, Jackie and Robert Diehl of Nashville, TN

Son and Daughter in law: Waymon and Patricia Singley of Angie

8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Danica and Scott Kirkpatrick, Waymon Eric Singley, Megan and Dustin Lemoine, Jenna Freeman, Candace Singley, Carlos “Cody” Singley, Monica and Eric Cunningham, Shea and Jennifer Diehl

5 Great-grandchildren: Ariel, Blaine, Jace, Wesley, and Ben

2 Sisters in law: Marie Seals, Myrtle Singley both of Angie

Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members

She was preceded in death by her husband Carlos Singley, a granddaughter Amber Singley, her parents Earnest Forbes and Bessie McKenzie Forbes, brother and sister in law Harold and Ruby Forbes, brothers in law Delos J. Singley, Clifford Seals, and Odean Penton, sister in law Verlie Penton

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday November 20th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church after 9 am with a funeral service at 1 pm in the church with Eld. Mark Hobgood, Eld. Everett Broome, and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

Leon Barber
(March 9, 1933 - November 18, 2012)
LEON CORNELIES BARBER

Went home November 18, 2012 after 79 years as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born March 9, 1933 in Franklinton, LA and was a mechanic and operator of Barber’s Texaco for 40 years. He retired to drive big trucks across the country enjoying the scenery and began a hobby of cedar works. He loved life and his family, which was his pride and joy.

Survived by:

Wife of 60 years: Louise Calhoun Barber of Franklinton

4 Children and Spouses: Leanne Rushing of Tickfaw, Loretta and Anthony Wright of Baton Rouge, Lisa and Jeff Thomas of Slidell, Leon David Barber of Foley, AL

4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Chris and April Rushing, Jason and Melissa Smith, Eric Smith, Melissa Brown

7 Great-grandchildren

Sister: Bettie Boutwell of Jackson, LA

A Special Nephew: John Landry

Dear Friend: Roy Penton

His “Thursday Buddies”

Also a host of nieces, nephews, and other dear friends

He was preceded in death by his parents Herman W. Barber and Ora Strahan Barber, and a sister Dorothy Landry.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday November 21st from 1 pm until 3 pm. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

 

Gerald Lavell Reeves
(June 22, 1938 - November 17, 2012)
GERALD LAVELL REEVES, AGE 74

And a resident of Franklinton died at 6:15 pm Saturday November 17, 2012 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a retired electrician after working with Cleco and off-shore. Mr. Reeves enjoyed fishing and working in his garden. He also loved cooking for his family.

Survived by:

2 Daughters and Sons in law: Melanie and John Hickman, Becky and Ben Smith all of Franklinton

2 Sons and Daughters in law: Byron and Sherri Reeves of Franklinton, Jeff and Becky Reeves of Walker

12 Grandchildren: Justin Reeves, Coty Reeves, Michael Reeves, Ryan Reeves, Kaylee Reeves, Brianna Reeves, Shane Hickman, Whitney Hickman, Chloe Reeves, Colby Reeves, Tyler Smith, Zachary Smith

5 Great-grandchildren: Nathaniel Locascio, Marissa Reeves, Sophia Reeves, Christian Hickman, Bentley Locascio

Sister: Vanda Miller of Franklinton

Sister in law and Brother in law: Marguerite Loyd Morin and Don Morin of Folsom

2 Nieces: Barbara Epps, Anita Patin

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Loyd Reeves, a grandson Brandon Reeves, his parents Clyde Reeves and Maudie Toney Reeves, a brother Charles Reeves and sister in law Paula Loyd Blackwell

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Tuesday November 20th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Nathan Van Horn officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his 8 grandsons.

 

 

Frances Blackwell Riley
(January 2, 1910 - November 16, 2012)
FRANCES BLACKWELL RILEY, age 102

and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 12:20 PM Friday at the residence of her granddaughter in Bush.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Riley; 5 sons Joe G. Green, Julius Riley, D.S. Riley, Boyett Devoya Riley and John Henry Brown. also preceded by parents James Lucien and Martha Carter Blackwell and several brothers and sisters.

Survived by: 1 brother: David M. Blackwell of Holden 17 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren

Visitation at Crain Funeral Home on Tuesday at 10 AM until time for the funeral service at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Galloway, Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Micah Rutland officiating. Burial in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

 
Gregory Jones
(August 24, 1955 - November 15, 2012)
GREGORY JONES, AGE 57
And a resident of Enon died at 5:51 pm Thursday November 15, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime welder with Louisiana Valve and Machine Works in Port Allen and currently a rancher, horse trainer and foreman for Salley and Associates. Mr. Jones was a master mason of the Sun Masonic Lodge 336.
Survived by:
Wife: Sandy Jones of Enon
4 Daughters and a Son in law: Amy and Richard Inabnitt Heather Michelle Jones all of Enon Melissa Pietsch of Mandeville Leslie Ann Sanders of Ringgold, LA
5 Grandchildren: Mason Inabnitt, Peyton Kirkland, Alyssa Dodson, Breanna Cangelosi, Will Authement
Brother and Sister in law: Bill and Linda Sue Jones of Enon
Sister and Brother in law: Joyce and Jim Weaver of Enon
Half-brother: Bo Jones of Bogalusa
2 Nephews and spouses: Paul and Paula Jones Sean and Debbie Jones
Nieces: Melody Phrampus and her 3 daughters
Also numerous friends and other family members
He was preceded in death by his parents Ivan Jones and Erma Miley Jones, and grandparents Burns Miley and Hester Miley and John C. Jones and Minnie Bell Jones
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday November 18th from 12 pm until 2 pm. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating.
 
James Lavell Patterson
(April 3, 1973 - November 9, 2012)
James Lavell Patterson, age 39, born on April 3, 1973 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2012 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Patterson of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Lisa Patterson of Bogalusa, LA, Jessica Patterson and Heather Patterson both of Thomas, LA; two step-children, Joseph Yarborough and Rebecca Reyne Yarborough both of Bogalusa, LA; his mother, Barbara (Bobbie) Wells of Bogalusa, LA; his father, A.J. (Janice) Patterson of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Chritopher Allen Patterson of Bogalusa, LA; six step-brothers, Chief Robert Byrd of Hampton, VA, Jason Byrd and Nathan Byrd both of Picayune, MS, Mark Wells of Texas, Timothy Wells and Shannon Jones both of Bogalusa, LA.
He is preceded in death by his step-sister, Rene Wells.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. Patrick Magee will offficiate with Interment to follow at Pounds Cemetery.
 
Elvie Riles Moak
(March 20, 1924 - November 13, 2012)
ELVIE RILES MOAK, AGE 88
Longtime resident of Mt. Hermon now residing in Zachary died at 8:15 AM Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at her residence.
Survived by: 2 Daughters: Judy Aucoin of Zachary, Alicia Rodgers of Waveland, MS
5 Sons: John Moak of Central, Joel Moak, Benny Moak both of Mt. Hermon, Prentiss Moak, Jr. of DeQuincy, LA, Nicky Moak of Venton, LA
2 Sisters: Evelyn Holland of Vidalia, LA, Gerrylene Williamson of Zachary
22 Grandchildren
Numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Prentiss Moak, Sr., her parents Joel Esco and Rena Dedon Riles, sister Irma Lou Williamson and 2 brothers J. W. Riles and Restus Riles.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Visitation will continue after 9 AM Thursday at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church with a funeral to be held at 11 AM with Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Micah Rutland officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
 
Sally Jane Caples
(June 6, 1949 - November 10, 2012)
SALLY JANE SMITH CAPLES, AGE 63
And a resident of Franklinton died at 11:36 pm Saturday November 10, 2012 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a former restaurant owner and was a believer in God. She loved each child in a special way and was always there to provide for them. Mrs. Sally was always there to talk and would have dinner ready for whoever was coming by. She was forever a loving mother.
Survived by:
2 Sons and a spouse: William J. Magee, Jr., Felix and Mendy Lucito
6 Daughters and spouses: Joanicha and Clinton Spears, Selyna and Johnnie Polk, Crystal and Randy Smith, Carey and Dewayne Crosby, Shannon Caples, Shonnon Caples
23 Grandchildren: Sammy Joe Magee, Jr and Misti Magee, William Ryan Magee, Chasity Lucito, Shelby Magee, Kaylie Manshack, Jason Overmier, Sr., Jeremy Magee, Karlie Magee, Lisa Lucito, Dillon Smith, Destiny Crosby, Eric Crosby, Madison Smith, Kelsie Spears, Trenton Smith, Cassidy Luper, Carelyne Crosby, David Smith, Caleb Dilley, Samantha Riley, Krystin Lucito, Alyssa Caples, Kaylan Spears
3 Great-grandchildren: Yazmyne Jefferson, J’Von Lucito, Macie Ann Magee
Brother and Sister in law: Abel and Karen Smith
She was preceded in death by her son Sammie Joe Magee, parents Abel Smith, Sr. and Beatrice Richardson Wissell and brother and sister in law Sam and Alice Smith
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday November 13th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Eld. Duane Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
R.B. Bearden
(February 23, 1943 - November 8, 2012)
R.B. BEARDEN, AGE 69
And a resident of Pine died at 4:35 pm Thursday November 8, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a native of South Carolina and had lived in Washington Parish for over 30 years. He attended Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired painter. Mr. R.B. enjoyed fishing and loved his homemade cornbread and buttermilk.
Survived by:
Wife: Joyce Lee Roddy Bearden of Franklinton
4 Children and Spouses: Richard and Michelle Bearden of Marrero, Donna Taylor of Amite, Melissa Bearden of Abbeville, Paula and Terry Mosley of Gonzales
10 Step-children and Spouses: Janet and Ace Sapia of Cottonport, Jimmy Hotard of Pine, Paula and Kenny Sapia of Folsom, Arnold and Vicki Hotard of Mississippi, Sharon and Dale Rome of Marrero, Mary and Darryl Gulsby of Franklinton, Steven Hotard of Harvey, David and Tammy Hotard of Pine, Michelle and Mo Sapia of Franklinton, Nancy Falcon of Mississippi
7 Grandchildren and 15 Step-grandchildren
1 Great-grandchild and 17 Step-great-grandchildren
Brother: Calvin Bearden of Griffin, GA
Sister: Betty Bender of Denver, CO
He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Bearden, Sr. and Pauline Dobson Bearden, 2 brothers Lloyd Bearden, Jr. and Jimmy Mac Bearden, and step-grandchildren Brandon Joseph Rome and Nicole Hotard.
Visitation will be Saturday November 10th at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Eld. Billy Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 
 
Theresa Lynn Miller
(January 5, 1961 - November 8, 2012)
THERESA LYNN MILLER, AGE 51
And a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 4:44 am Thursday November 8, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a nurse for many years at Riverside Medical Center and St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Theresa was a longtime member of Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church in Smithdale, MS and currently a member of Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed going to church and reading her Bible every day. Theresa liked to crochet and loved flowers, often spending time working in her flower garden.
Survived by:
Husband: David Miller of Franklinton
2 Daughters: Sarah Sims, Crystal Miller both of Mt. Hermon
2 Step-children: Cindy Wills, Christopher Miller both of Franklinton
3 Grandchildren: Immanuel Miller, Zoie Miler, Isabella Miller
5 Step-grandchildren: Alyssa Miller, Sydney Wills, Scott Wills, Daniel Miller, Gabby Miller
Mother and Step-father: Clara Nelle Miller Walton and Bob Walton of Franklinton
Sister and Brother in law: Kate and Mike Richardson of Franklinton
Brother and Sister in law: Richard and Rachel Miller of Franklinton
God Child: Alanna Therese Miller
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by a daughter Alison Miller, an infant son Andrew David Miller, grandson Nekoda Rogers, and her father Wilbur L. Miller
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday November 11th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Randall Garcia and Eld. Luke Addison officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
WALTER STOGNER
(January 13, 1927 - November 7, 2012)
WALTER STOGNER, AGE 85
And a resident of Thomas died at 7:30 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2012at Riverside Medical Center.
He enjoyed riding and visiting with family and friends and drinking coffee. He was a member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church.
Survived by:
Daughter: Renee’ and Randy Spears of Thomas
2 Sons and a daughter in law: Leslie Scott and Kelly Stogner of Thomas; Walter Fleet Stogner of Port Allen
Step Son: Gary Dale Lewis of Thomas
7 Grandchildren and spouses: Rachel and J W Sumrall, Kelly and Justin Jones, Sara Spears, Adrian Stogner, Lauren Rivet, Tyler Scott Stogner, Kimberly Ann Stogner
8 Great grandchildren: Austin Sumrall, Kody Sumrall, Drake Sumrall, Luke Sumrall, Kaylee Jones, Kolton Jones, Adrian Christopher Stogner, McKinley Rivet
Sister: Faye and Dorman Thomas of Thomas
He was preceded in death by Leslie David and Mollie Thomas Stogner, 2 sisters Nadine Stogner Creel and Ludy Merle Flint and a brother Donald Ray Stogner.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 10 PM Friday, November 9, 2012 and after 9 AM Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Denny Brumfield and Bro. Billy Reyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain’s Creek Church Cemetery.
 
 
PEARL (PAM) AUTIN MILLER
(July 3, 1928 - November 5, 2012)
Pearl (Pam) Autin Miller Was raised in Houma, LA and lived in Franklinton, LA for 63 years. She died on November 5th at the age of 84 due to injuries sustained from a tragic accident. Survivors include one son, Dale Miller, Baton Rouge, and 5 daughters, Kathy Bourgeois and husband, Lloyd, Thibodaux ; Joan Landry and husband Roy, Denham Springs; Pamela Miller, Franklinton; Cheryl Gossen and husband Allen, Kingwood, TX and Laura Miller-Dupree, San Antonio, TX. Sister, Millie Cleckler, Houma, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Herd J. Miller and grandson, David Dale Miller Jr., Father, John Fabiano; mother, Augustine Pizani Autin and her husband, Gibson J. Autin, brothers, Gibson Autin, Jr., Arnold Autin, Dr. Buford Autin, Loyd Autin and Joseph C. Autin. Pam graduated from LSU with a BS degree in Microbiology. She was also a LSU cheerleader and active in Phi Mu Sorority. As a resident of Franklinton she was a passionate contributor to Holy Family Catholic Church, the Altar & Rosary Society and a Eucharistic Minister. She participated in every parish and community project for her church when asked or needed. She was a long time member of the Franklinton Woman’s Club, Washington Parish Republican Women’s Club and the Monday Bridge Club. She was a firm believer in education and while raising her children she frequently volunteered as a substitute teacher with Franklinton Elementary School and the Little White House school for special needs children. Visitation will be Thursday, November 8th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton and Friday, November 9th at 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1318 Bickham St., Franklinton. Entombment will be at Ellis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund.
 
JIMMY LAVERN BREWER, SR.
(January 18, 1945 - November 5, 2012)
JIMMY LAVERN BREWER, SR., AGE 67
And a resident of Pine died at 8:15 AM Monday, November 5, 2012 at his residence.
He was a retired electrical lineman having worked for Country Boy Construction. He loved carpentry and doing woodworking. He also enjoyed horses and going on trial rides.
Survived by: Wife of 48 years: Betty Caves Brewer of Pine
2 Daughters: Betty Leeanne Varnado and Ronnie Rawson of Slidell; Debra Denise and Tres Sylvest of Richardson
Son: Jimmy Laverne Brewer, Jr. of Pine
Grandchildren: Amanda Renee’ Varnado, Danielle Johnson, Kenneth Brewer, Montana Brewer, Ashlyn Brewer, Amber Brewer, Justin Sylvest
2 Brothers and 2 sisters
He was preceded in death by his parents Grover Lavern and Anna Lou Lowery Brewer.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 10 PM Tuesday, November 06, 2012 and after 12 noon Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 3 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Yancy Magee and Bro. Steve Keyes officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Church Cemetery.
 
A C Chain
(November 25, 1958 - November 5, 2012)
ARTHUR ELDON DESOTO “AC” CHAIN, AGE 53
Went to meet his lord and savior on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 12: 05 AM. He was born on November 25, 1958.
His occupation was a pipe fitter for 30 years. His favorite hobbies included hunting and fishing. He was an active member of Victory Baptist Church.
Survived by:
Wife: Elizabeth Albers Chain of Franklinton
Children: Adam Huette of Tylertown Melissa Slaven, Kelly and Adam Monsibaiz, Jacob Albers and Matthew Albers all of New Mexico Christopher and Tara Albers of Franklinton
7 Grandchildren
7 Brothers and sisters in law: Yancy and Susan Chain of Mt. Hermon Danny and Betty Chain, Ricky and Vonda Chain all of Franklinton Glenn and Felicia Chain of Vinemont, AL Billy and Becky Bonin of Tylertown, MS Michael Chain of Tylertown, MS Michael and Shelly Mitchell of Hackley
1 Sister and brother in law: Mae and Dale Walters of Franklinton
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by mom Cecilia Jeralene Chain Mitchell, dad Cleon Chain, step dad Hollin L. Mitchell “Pappy”, step mom Dorthy Chain and sister Kathy Chain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 10 PM Tuesday, November 6, 2012 and after 9 AM Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote and Rev. Larry Sylvest officiating. Burial will follow in the Rushing Cemetery in Tylertown.
 
Michael Raymond Edwards
BORN: July 30, 1950
DIED: November 1, 2012
Michael Raymond Edwards age 62 passed away Nov. 1, 2012 at L.S.U. Medical Center. He was a resident of Bogalusa. He was also a member of Monroe Street Baptist church, served in the U.S. Army durning the Vietnam Conflict. He retired after 25 years with the Bogalusa Police Dept.
 He is survived by his wife Sandy Brewton Edwards of Bogalusa La. Two daughters Michelle Balckwell of Metarie La. and Devin Edwards of Bogalusa. Brothers Freddie Edwards "Agness" of Bogalusa and Gene Edwards "Louise" of Bogalusa La. One granddaughter Kristal Blackwell. He was preceded in death by his parents Adrian and Ruth Edwards Sr.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Staurday Nov. 3, 2012 from 4: p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and will continue Sunday Nov. 4, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2:00p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Magic City Post #24 of the American Legion. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate.
 
Ruth Borde
(March 25, 1924 - October 31, 2012)
Ruth Borde died peacefully at her home in Bogalusa, LA on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 surrounded by her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lillian Borde; and her sister, Lois Borde.
She is survived by three sisters, Althea Ricks of Pensacola, FL, Lucille Smith of Byrd's Chapel and Sharon Borde of Bogalusa, LA; and three brothers, Robert Borde, Louis Borde both of Bogalusa, LA and Wayne Borde of Metairie, LA; she is also survived by her loving God child, Karen Morgan of Mandeville, LA.
Ruth leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews to mourn her passing.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until time for the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of St. Tammany, 725 W. 11th Avenue, Covington, LA 70433.
 
Stephanie Holmes Culligan
(August 6, 1954 - October 30, 2012)
Stephanie Holmes Culligan, age 58, a resident of Lacombe, LA, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Shreveport, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Joey E. Culligan, III; one daughter, Chantel Bohne; one son, Jeremy William Culligan; two sisters, Pamela Case and Susan Wagoner; five grandchildren, Justin Briese, Kalish Bohne, Kaleb Bohne, Kiera Bohne and Logan Michael Culligan.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John W. Holmes and Emma Jean Shivers Holmes; and one brother, Thomas Barrs.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Violet Sharp
(December 26, 1919 - November 1, 2012)
VIOLET VIVA MURPHY SHARP, AGE 92
And a resident of Franklinton died at 1:50 am Thursday November 1, 2012 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of Enon Baptist Church who enjoyed fishing. She loved to quilt and made beautiful quilts, actually winning numerous Fair ribbons. Mrs. Sharp was very artistic in her paintings and drawings. She also was a good cook, especially her chicken pie and coconut cake.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Marjorie Nell Griffith and Rev. Charles Griffith of Saraland, AL, Bobbie and Bruce Taber of Franklinton
Brother: Joseph H. Jones of Franklinton
2 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brad and Mandy Taber, Kim and Carlton Talley all of Franklinton
5 Great-grandchildren: Brandon and Teresa Talley, Brett Talley, Haley Taber, Caroline Taber all of Franklinton, Page Griffith Lancaster of Atmore, AL
2 Great-great-grandchildren: Andrew Pigott, Carly Talley
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob” Sharp, her grandson Tracy Allan Griffith, her parents J.D. Jones and Corinne McNeese Jones, her father John Murphy, 7 brothers and sisters Thurston Murphy, Shawnee Murphy, Vivian Murphy Herald, Evelyn Jones Sharp, James Dewitt “Red” Jones, J.L. Jones and Bessie Lou Jones Williamson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday November 3rd from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harry McIntyre and Rev. Michael Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Earl Spears
BORN: August 15, 1938
DIED: October 29, 2012
Earl Spears age 74 passed away Oct.. 29, 2012 at Resthaven Living Center. He was a resident of Bogalusa La. He is survived by his wife Lana Bennett Spears of Bogalusa La. One son, Mike Cooper of Bogalusa La. Daughters Willethia Goings of Bogalusa, and Jodi Hameed "Shah" of Baytown Tx. Mother-in-law Sadie Bennett of Bogalusa. Sister Joyce Hooks of Bay St. Louis Ms. Eight grandchildren, Brandi Ritchie"Barney", Jacob Walker "Brittney", Darren Spears "Christi", Brittney Breland, Eric Usher, Adina Hameed, Jennifer McClendon, Erin Fuller. Twelve great-grandchildren. He was precede in death by two sons Johnny Spears and Keith Bates, parents Shelly and Eunice Sumrall Spears, brothers Glenn Spears and Denmon Spears, sisters Margie Jenkins, Rosalee Magee, Lillie Mae Magee, and Lois McMahan.
 Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Thursday Nov. 1, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until time for services in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Bonnie Cemetery in Angie La. Rev. David Pigott will officiate.
 
 
Betty Congvich Buras
(December 14, 1948 - October 28, 2012)
BETTY CONGOVICH BURAS, AGE 63
And a native of Buras and now a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 11:05 PM Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington.
She was a devoted wife of 41 years to Robert Buras of Mt. Hermon.
Other survivors include:
2 Brothers: Aubrey Congovich Terry Congovich both of Belle Chase
2 Sisters and a brother in law: Brenda and Walter Beall Adana Davis of all of Bell Chase
1 Nephew, 2 Nieces, 3 Great nephews and 6 great nieces
She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Louise Solis Congovich, and 4 brothers Earl Lou, Robert, Wayne and Alvin Congovich.
 
James Creel
(October 20, 1930 - October 26, 2012)
JAMES CREEL, age 82
was born October 20, 1920 and passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was a retired dairy farmer who still actively enjoyed living the farm life until his recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He served as a Farm Bureau Board Member for over 30 years. He worked for Gaylord Container Corp. for 10 years and was a road machine operator for the Washington Parish Police Jury.
He was a devoted member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church and a member of Pine Masonic Lodge #264.
He was an incredibly devoted family man with a gentle spirit, who loved many and was loved by all who knew him.
Survived by: Loving wife Lois Crain Creel of Franklinton
Son and daughter in law: Hershel and Matilda Creel of Franklinton
Daughter in law Deb Selman Creel of Thomas
Step daughter of 20 years Melanie and Billy Knight of Franklinton
Sister: Louise Simmons Firmin and husband Nathan of Franklinton
Grandchildren: Bridgette Creel, Kris and Jamie Neyland, Cody and Brenda Lee Creel, Kandice and Brad Jones and Holly and Matt Stogner.
Great-grandchildren Peyton Spears, Dawson Creel, Bambi, Samantha and Madison Jones, Kala, Layken and Gage Duncan and Mari Anna and Reagan Stogner.
Mr. James was blessed with more family from his additional marriages:
Step children: Phillip and Peggy Kemp, Vicki Kemp Honaker, Tammy and Curt Hodge, Donna and David “Cooter” Hodge and Sammy and B.J. Crain.
Step grandchildren: Summer Hodge, Sarah Hodge, Staci Hodge, Jared Crain, Tyler Hodge, Rusty McMillan, Kelly and Robert Ballard, Aaron Kemp, Malory and Craig Martin and Halley Honaker.
Also numerous step great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by a loving wife of 40 years Kathlean Blackwell Creel, a second wife of 12 years Mary Magee Creel and a third wife Nadine Stogner Kemp Creel. A son Gilbert Creel and grandson “Worme” Duncan; parents J.D. and Ruby Jordan Creel; sisters Artie Creel Thomas and Estelle Creel Crain.
Visitation at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 10 PM Sunday and after 10 AM Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Glynn Erwin and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Acy’s Creek Church Cemetery.
 
Helen Forbes Harvey
BORN: August 10, 1928
DIED: October 20, 2012
Helen Harvey born August 10, 1928 passed away October 20, 2012 in Baton Rouge at the age of 84. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son Wayne Thomas of Georgia, a step-son Gary(Earline)Harvey of Sea Brook TX., 6 Grandchildren and 9 great-Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by parents Marshall and Bessie Forbes, a husband Joseph Mack Harvey, 2 brothers Enos and Edgar Forbes, and a sister Katherine Branch.
Visitation will be held Wednesday October 24, 2012 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. till 10:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Thursday October 25, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Pete Underwood officiating the services. Interment services will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Roger Dell Riles
BORN: May 15, 1947
Roger "R.D." Riles born May 15, 1947 passed away October 20, 2012 at his residence at the age of 65. Roger was born in Bogalusa and was a resident of Poplarville, MS. And was a Navy Veteran during the Vietnam Era.
He is survived by his wife Judy Riles of Poplarville, a son Roger Dale Riles II of Kenner, La., a step-son Ronald King and step-daughter Tammy King both of Poplarville, Ms.and 4 Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Ellen Riles.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday October 23, 2012 beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Donald Smith Jr. will officiate the services and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Ronnie Williams
(June 11, 1948 - October 23, 2012)
RONALD DALE “RONNIE” WILLIAMS, AGE 64
And a resident of Sandy Hook died Tuesday morning October 23, 2012. He was a member of Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam Era. Ronnie loved to fish and was an avid fisherman. He was a longtime employee of Standard Gravel as a dredge operator and enjoyed working on the dairy with his son in law and grandson.
Survived by:
Wife of 44 years: LaJune Branch Williams of Sandy Hook, MS
Daughter and Son in law: Melissa and Kevin Creel of Sandy Hook
3 Grandchildren: CK Creel, Caleb Creel, Kylee Creel
2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Nina and Stephen Warren of Franklinton, Ann and Wayne Adams of Bogalusa
Brother and Sister in law: Michael and Charlotte Williams of Sandy Hook
Mother in law: Helen Branch of the Hilltop Community
Brother in law and Sister in law: Randy and Jackie Branch of the Hilltop Community
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Neal Williams and Oveda Kennedy Williams and father in law Melvin Branch
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday October 25th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Friday at Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Eld. Richard Magee, Eld Clyde Cooper, and Eld. Yancy Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Joe Michael Williams, Neal Warren, Chris Workman, Kevin Steele, Keith Baughman, Justin Crockett
Honorary Pallbearers: Charles Williams, Glen Yarborough, Donald Wayne Magee, Jeffrey Stogner, John Fortenberry, Titus Lawrence
 
Jack Floyd Hall
BORN: December 7, 1937
DIED: October 18, 2012
Jack Floyd Hall, age 74 passed from this life on October 18, 2012 at Baton Rouge General Hospital after a brief illness and stay at Capitol House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was a member and worked out of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1077 before and after retiring from his employment as an Electrical Inspector for City Parish of East Baton Rouge. He resided in Baton Rouge until his retirement from City Parish in 1993 and returned to his hometown of Bogalusa, LA. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Hall Bourgeois, Baton Rouge, and Veronica Hall Sibley of Walker and a son, Joey L. Hall of Baton Rouge, four grandchildren, Darren Michael Bourgeois and Rachel Bourgeois of Baton Rouge and Tyler Wilson, Bogalusa and Adam McLin, Walker, two sisters, Charlene Santassoso, Hanover, MA; Shirley Planche and husband Jimmy Planche, Slidell, LA; two brothers, William "Bill" Hall, his dedicated brother and dear friend, and Jerry McMichael, Bogalusa; a brother-in-law, Bob Schiffer, Hanover, MA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith Brady Hall and Wroten William Hall; a daughter, Rhonda K. Hall, his former wife and dear friend, Carolyn "Juanita" Hall, a sister, Janet H. Schiffer, brothers, Steve Hall and Larry Hall, nephews, Robert Hall and Gary Hall. Funeral services at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Sunday, 5-9 pm, and Monday 11 am with religious services at 1:00 pm followed with burial at Pounds Cemetery, Bogalusa, Louisiana. Rev. David Pigott will officiate.
 
 
Bonnie Stogner Knight
(February 19, 1942 - October 19, 2012)
BONNIE MAE STOGNER KNIGHT, AGE 70
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:42pm Friday October 19, 2012 at Regency Hospital in Covington. She was a longtime member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church who loved working in her yard. She enjoyed her pet dogs and going to garage sales. Bonnie was a very friendly person who loved to visit with people.
Survived by:
Husband of 51 years: Donald Knight of Franklinton
2 Daughters and a Son in law: Becky and Richard Copp, Cathy Knight all of Franklinton
3 Grandchildren: Brandie and Chuck Welch, Brittney Stinson, Harley Knight
3 Great-grandchildren: Tanner Welch, Riley Welch, Alexander Welch
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents John H. Stogner and Cammie Stogner, a sister Lucille (Mrs. Earl) Creel, and 5 brothers Charles Stogner, James “Jim” Stogner, Leslie “Jr.” Stogner, Steve Stogner, John Olan “Joe” Stogner
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday October 22nd from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Billy Reyer and Bro. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Morris Cemetery.
 
Thomas Clifton Spears
(October 16, 1962 - October 19, 2012)
THOMAS CLIFTON SPEARS, AGE 50
And a resident of Wilmer died at 3:50 am Friday October 19, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a longtime member of Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church. Tommy enjoyed being at home, spending time with his family and taking care of his dogs, Ringo and others.
Survived by:
2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Nelleen and Earl Ray Seal of Wilmer, Janie and Walter Pierce of Wiggins, MS
Brother in law: Frank “Skip” Bateman of Wilmer
Also numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Clifton Talmadge Spears and Ruth Yvonne Lea Spears and a sister Francis Kathleen Bateman.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday October 21st from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church at 9 am with a funeral service at 11 am in the church with Eld. Richard Magee and Eld. Jason Skipper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 
Zander Sumrall, Jr.
(March 14, 1943 - October 18, 2012)
ZANDER “JUNIOR” SUMRALL, JR. AGE 69
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:00 am Thursday October 18, 2012 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington. He attended Springhill Baptist Church and worked as an electrical lineman for 35 years. He was happily retired and enjoyed spending his days sitting on the gallery at his home.
Survived by:
Wife of 52 years: Eula Lee Thomas Sumrall of Franklinton
Son and Daughter in law: Jeffrey Scott Sumrall, Sr. and Stephanie Sumrall of Franklinton
2 Daughters and a Son in law: Phyllis Sumrall, Page and Brandon Grace all of Franklinton
3 Grandchildren: Jeffrey Scott Sumrall, Jr., Raven Lynn Sumrall, Willie Alexander Chauvin
2 Sisters: Myrtle Nielson, Jeanette Sumrall both of Franklinton
5 Brothers: his twin Jewell A. Sumrall, Billy Ray Sumrall, Virgil Sumrall, Levi Sumrall all of Franklinton Michael Sumrall of Amite
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his son Zander “Trey” Sumrall, III, parents Zander Sumrall, Sr. and Liddie Spears Sumrall, and 4 brothers Murle Sumrall, James Sumrall, Doyle Sumrall, and Darvin Sumrall
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday October 19th from 3 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. Tommy Morgan and Rev. Stan Statham officiating. Burial will follow in the Brooks/Martin Cemetery in Thomas.
 
Nute Bud Hightower
(March 26, 1934 - October 17, 2012)
NUTE “BUD” HIGHTOWER, AGE 78
And a resident of Franklinton died at 5:17 pm Wednesday October 17, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born at his home in Sartanville, MS on March 26, 1934. Bud was an employee of the Town of Franklinton for 30 years, who enjoyed to work. He was a very loved husband, father, grandfather, father in law, brother, brother in law, uncle and friend.
He will be leaving behind precious memories to his:
Wife: Jo Ann Hightower of Franklinton
3 Sons and Daughters in law: Chad Hightower of Franklinton, Brad and Ann Hightower of Mt. Hermon, Brandon and Rebecca Hightower of Franklinton
2 Grandsons: Jayden Hightower of Mt. Hermon, Caydon Keith Hightower of Franklinton
3 Granddaughters: Brittany Hodges, Ali Hodges, Mirah Hodges all of Mt. Hermon
Sister: Leonie Hall of Texas
3 Sisters in law: Patsy Hightower, Bertha Hightower, Dot Hightower all of Mississippi
Sister in law and Brother in law: Joyce and Gill Sorrell of Franklinton
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Luther Hightower and Velma Boyd Hightower, five brothers Louis Hightower, Charles Hightower, Thad Hightower, Wilton Hightower, and Lee Hightower and his father in law and mother in law W.V. and Helen Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday October 19th from 4 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Don Jacobs, and Eld. Lerand Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Bubba Taylor, Brian O’Bryant, Brent Gerald, B.J. McNeese, Lander Thomas, Gary Hyatt
Honorary Pallbearers: All Employees of the Town of Franklinton
 
 
Charles Cullis Wade
(July 27, 1918 - October 15, 2012)
Cullis Wade, 94, a renowned antique clock collector, farmer, and friend passed away peacefully on Monday night, October 15 after a short illness. He was born in Chisholm College, Mississippi to his parents Floyd Davis Wade and Juliet Marshall Wade.
He graduated from Mississippi State in 1940 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Following graduation Cullis worked in the family cotton gins, built a saw mill and several tung oil mills. During World War II, he was a Seabee in the Navy before moving to Bogalusa in 1949 to build Wade Tung Oil Company. The new Super Walmart is now being built on that 17 acre site.
In 1955 Randolph Cassidy became Cullis's partner and they formed C & W Construction Company and built the local airport, Hillview Cemetery, and many other major projects. The two men also had the No. 1 polled hereford farm in the State of Louisiana. Cullis later owned a radio station in Georgia. He remained an active tree farmer in Louisiana and Mississippi.
In 1967 Cullis married Gladys Valentine of Laurel and they began to collect antique furniture and clocks. They bought their first antique china clock in Winona, Mississippi and it is on display in the Gladys and Cullis Wade Clock Museum that they built on campus in 2006. Over 400 antique clocks and timepieces are open for the public to enjoy. His greatest pleasure was to go early on game day and to be at the Clock Museum to talk to visitors and to see his clocks. Cullis's passion for clocks, and especially of their internal mechanisms , is evident in the wide array of timepieces from all over the world. It was his hope that the exhibit would expose MSU students and visitors to something unique and historical that couldn't be found anywhere else in Mississippi. The Cullis Wade Depot also houses the Barnes & Nobles bookstore.
Cullis and Gladys gave generously toward the football stadium expansion project and also funded a charitable remainder trust which also has benefited the Mississippi State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Cullis believed in giving back to his community, his church, and his beloved Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Cullis was preceeded in death by his parents Floyd Davis Wade & Juliet Wade, his wife, Gladys Valentine Wade, and a brother Ted Wade. He is survived by his cousins, Jimmie Boulware, John Boulware, Bill Simon, Alan Wade, Ann Wade Pierce, Floyd Wade, Jerry Wade, Jerry Minter Wade, John Wade, Nell Wade, and Paul Wade. Close friends who traveled with him during football season are: Joe and Sharon Ball, Coach Wesley Reed, Strat, Susan Merrick, Shirley Killingsworth, Maria Dowdy, Herb and Jackie Stuckey, Frank McRay and John and Mary Boulware. This is the first football season that Cullis has missed attending with 22 of his Bulldog friends. Other special friends are Bobby and Donna Phelps who were always there with home-cooked meals and visits to keep him company. His special clock friend from LaPlace, Monroe Lee, and Jeff Russell of Bogalusa attended clock meetings with him at the Creole Clock Chapter in Metairie.
Heartfelt thanks go especially to B.J. Stringer and Eric Dressner, both of whom loved him dearly and showed it in the last few weeks of his life.
Pallbearers will be: Joe Ball, Randy Cassidy, Bobby Phelps, Bill Simon, Pete Stewart, Neil Valentine, Alan Wade, and Floyd Wade.
He belonged to the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc. the Mississippi State Alumni Association, The Bulldog Club, and was a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Bogalusa.
Burial will occur first at the Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery on Thursday at 11:00 with a military graveside performed by Magic City American Legion Post #24. The memorial service will immediately follow at the First Presbyterian Church at noon with Dr. Jim Stayton officiating. Friends and family are invited to share a meal after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the church will be graciously accepted in his memory.
 
Delos Jackson Singley
(March 29, 1922 - October 15, 2012)
DELOS JACKSON SINGLEY, AGE 90
And a resident of the Hilltop Community died at 4:00 am Monday October 15, 2012 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa. He was a lifelong member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church and a retired carpenter. Mr. Singley served in the United States Army under General Patton in Germany and other parts of Europe during World War II.
Survived by:
Wife: Myrtle Lee Singley of Angie
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Gloria and Jimmy Turner, Shirley and Paul Scott all of Angie
6 Grandchildren: Eric Ingram, Dennis Ingram, Todd Lang, Matt Lang, Anna Turner, Trevor Turner
16 Great-grandchildren
Sister: Marie Seal of Tylertown
Sister in law: Bobbie Jean Singley of the Hilltop Community
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by a daughter Rosemary Ingram, parents Billy Singley and Myrtis Hines Singley, grandson Justin Turner, great-grandson Jackson Paul Lang and his brother Carlos Singley.
Visitation will be at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday October 17th from 9 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Eld. Mark Hobgood, Rev. Denny Brumfield, Eld. Duane Ball, and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Michael Todd Lang, Matthew Lang, Eric Ingram, Dennis Ingram, Hal Russell, Cody Singley, Paul Scott
Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Turner, Alfred Ingram
 
 
Albert J.R. Miley, Jr.
BORN: December 14, 1962
DIED: October 12, 2012
Albert "J.R." Miley Jr. born December 14,1962 passed away at his residence at the age of 49. He was a lifetime resident of Washington Parish and also attended Ben's Ford Baptist Church.
He is survived by his Wife Suzanne Miley of Covington, Mother Margie Beeson of Bogalusa, one son Justin Todd (Bryanna) Miley of Idaho, two daughters April Ghassem of Terry , MS. And Erin LeAnne Miley also of Idaho, a brother Floyd (Shan) Miley of Bogalusa , four sisters Belinda "Little Bit" Newcomb, Susan Miley Magee, Michelle Beeson Scott, and Minnie (Doc) Starns all of Bogalusa, four Grandchildren and a host of Neices and Nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Father Alton E. Miley Sr.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Monday October 15, 2012 starting at 5:00 P.M. till 10:00 P.M. and will resume Tuesaday after 8:00 A.M.until sevice time at 2:00 P.M.. Rev. Caleb Martin and Rev. Jimmy Byrd will officiate the services, Interment will follow in the Henry Miley Cemetery located in the Pine Community.
 
 
Doris Seals Reid
(April 29, 1933 - October 11, 2012)
DORIS LEE SEALS REID, AGE 79
And a resident of Amite died at 5:15 am Thursday October 11, 2012 at Plaquemine Caring Center in Plaquemine. She was a native of Washington Parish’s Stateline Community, born April 29, 1933, and a member of Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Doris, alongside her husband Glenn, was the longtime owners/operators of Reid’s Auto Parts in Amite and Franklinton. She was always a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Gail Reid Bond and Ken Bond of Franklinton, Kathy Reid Seal and Allen Seal of Amite
Son and Daughter in law: Glenn G. Reid and Dana Reid of Amite
8 Grandchildren: Ann B. Graves of Walker, Courtney Bond of Franklinton, Lori Seal Toups, Ryan Seal, Aaron Seal, Nicole Reid Coxen, Gabriel Reid, Koy Reid all of Amite
4 Great-grandchildren: Michael Graves, Mark Graves, Alisabeth Graves all of Walker, Allison Toups of Amite
She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Reid, 2 daughters Deborah Lynn Reid and Sandra Lee Reid, parents Charlie Seals and Nell Hobgood Seals, 5 sisters Helen Thomas, Hilda Brumley, Kathleen Fasola, Lois Neilson, Shirley Leblanc, and 2 brothers Olin Seals and Clayton Seals
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday October 12th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the church with Bro. Brent King and Bro. Donnie Broome officiating. Burial will follow in the Sharon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ryan Seal, Aaron Seal, Gabriel Reid, Koy Reid, Michael Graves, Mark Graves
Honorary Pallbearers: Bo Coxen, Trey Toups, Shon Graves
 
Barbara Ann Varnado Saucier
(December 4, 1940 - October 8, 2012)
Barbara Ann Varnado Saucier, age 71, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, died Monday, October 8, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
She was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church and retired from the Washington Parish School Board.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harry Gerald Saucier, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA; two sons and one daughter, Harry Gerald Saucier, Jr. (Doree) of Bogalusa, LA, Charles Timothy Saucier (Wanda) of Stateline, and Amanda Saucier McMurray (Stephen) of Bogalusa, LA; eight grandchildren, Shane Sandifer, Byron "BK" Sandifer and Megan Saucier Pace of Bogalusa, LA, Marci Seals of Pine, LA, Michaela Davis of Angie, LA, Justin Saucier of Poplarville, MS, Ethan McMurray and Analee McMurray of Bogalusa, LA; five great-grandchildren, Drew Sandifer, McKayla Sandifer, and Mason Sandifer all of Bogalusa, LA, Maydee Seals of Pine, LA and Beau Davis of Angie, LA; two sisters, Delores Dixon of Brookhaven and Edna Whittington of Baton Rouge, LA; one brother, Reuben Varnado of Decatur, AL and one very special aunt, Dorothy Schoppee of Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William "Bill" Varnado and Albertine "Tina" Varnado, and two brothers, Charles Earl Varnado and Billy Ray Varnado.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6-9 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and continued on Wednesday morning, October 10, 2012 at 9 a.m. until Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Rev. Chad Jenkins, Rev. Travis Houston and Rev. Eric Williams will officiate with Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Rebecca Cooper
(April 9, 1957 - October 7, 2012)
Rebecca Cooper, age 55, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Pamela Cooper Rester of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Joshua (Kelly Maria) Cooper of Franklinton, LA and Nicholas Eric Cooper of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Kim (Glenn) Yarbrough of Stateline, MS and Belinda Kent Ritchie of Bogalusa, LA; one brother, Brenton (Frances) Kent of Sun, LA; grandchildren, Joshua Bruce Cooper, Chasity Renee Cooper, Dylan Jason Heinsz, Haley Nicole Rester, Steven Tyler Blackwell, numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by a son, Gary Bruce Cooper; her parents, Rubin Kent, Jr. and Betty Lee Boone Kent; her step-father, Austin Lloyd Neal; her sister, Pamela Rae Kent; her brothers, Daniel Charles Kent, Terrance Gordon Michael Kent and Austin Lloyd Neal, Jr; a brother-in-law, Sidney Wayne Ritchie, Sr.
A Memorial Service will be held at Pounds Cemetery on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1:00 P.M.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Vergie L. Erwin
(September 7, 1926 - October 8, 2012)
Vergie L. Erwin, age 88, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Leila Humphrey; twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Layton Erwin; two daughters, Mary Sue Singletary and Judy Varley; two sons, Murphy Parker, Jr., and Mark Parker; her parents, Archie Parker and Lelia Mae Boutwell Parker; two sisters, Ruth Thomas and Ocie Childers; three brothers, Howard Parker, Albert Parker and Archie Parker, Jr.,
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Larry Hunt to officiate and Interment to follow at Parker Cemetery in Talisheek, LA.
 
William Robert Carlisle
BORN: August 27, 1915
DIED: October 6, 2012
William Robert Carlisle born August 27, 1915 passed away October 6, 2012 at the L.S.U. Medical Center at the age of 97. Robert as he was fondly called was born in Chunky MS. And was a longtime resident of Poplarville in the Crossroads Community. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a faithful member of Mitchell Chapel Church of God. Robert served families in the surrounding communities during his life working at the Movie Star Plant in Poplarville, a salesman at BF Goodrich and a longtime employee at Wal-Mart Store.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Veda H. Carlisle of Poplarville, MS. Three daughters Sharon Brock of New Mexico, Pam Boutwell of Carriere, MS., Mollie (Donald) Williams of Poplarville, MS., eight Grandchildren, 17 Great-Grandchildren along with Nieces and Nephews and the Wal-Mart Community.
He is preceded in death by Parents Robert Jackson and Mary Vaughn Carlisle, 2 half Brothers Vester Carlisle and Bob Carlisle, one Sister Lula Bell Amacker.
Visitation will be held Monday October 8, 2012 at Mitchell Chapel Curch of God starting at 5:00 P.M. until closing, and will continue Tuesday October 9, 2012 until service time at 2:00 P.M. with Rev.Richard J. Ryals and Rev. Roger Flowers officiating the services. Interment will follow in the Mitchell Chapel Church Cemetery.
American Legion Post 24 will provide Military Honors at the service.
 
Patsy Gordy Raybourn
(August 12, 1938 - October 6, 2012)
PATSY VELMA GORDY RAYBOURN, AGE 74
And a resident of Mt. Hermon passed away to be with our God in Heaven-Healed and Whole Again Forever More. She was born August 12, 1938 and died October 6, 2012. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
Loving, Devoted Husband of 50 years: Percy Ben Raybourn of Mt. Hermon
3 Sons and Daughters in law: Phillip Ross Raybourn and Tracy Raybourn of West Monroe, James Kevin Raybourn and Minda Raybourn of Mt. Hermon, Timothy Lee Raybourn and Beverly Raybourn of Gulfport
7 Grandchildren that she loved dearly: Zachary Daniel Raybourn and wife Rachel Raybourn, Bethany Michelle Raybourn, Melody Louise Raybourn, Patrick Ian Raybourn, Eric Ryan Raybourn, Chloe Nicole Raybourn, Natalie Leann Raybourn
2 Great-grandchildren: Avery Kate Raybourn and Ross Emerson Raybourn
Sister: Mattie Ray Ferington of Wisner
Brother and Sister in law: Phillip and Beryl Gordy of Zachary
She was preceded in death by her parents James Frank Gordy and Ora Lee Newman Gordy, and brother Clyde Duell Gordy
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday October 9th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church at 9 am with a funeral service in the church at 10 am with Rev. James Kemp officiating. Burial will follow in the Line Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Marilyn Ruth Greer
(January 26, 1943 - October 4, 2012)
MARILYN RUTH GREER, age 69
Sunrise January 26, 1943 Rayville, Louisiana, sunset October 4, 2012 Hammond, Louisiana.
She was a native of Franklinton and resident of Ponchatoula. She was a teacher at Vineyard Elementary in Ponchatoula, Louisiana for 36 years.
Survived by:
Sister: Holly Greer Alford of Ponchatoula
Brother: Francis Warren Greer of Albany
Niece: Cynthia Greer of Silver Spring, Maryland
2 Nephews: Robert Greer and wife Arzu of Houma; Timothy Alford and Bridget of Ponchatoula
2 Great nephews and 4 Great nieces
She was preceded in death by her father Warren P. Greer and mother Frances Ruth Cook Greer.
Many heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Landmark Nursing Home in Hammond, Louisiana and Lifesource Hospice of Baton Rouge.
Visitation will began after 9 AM Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Centenary Methodist Church with a funeral service to be held at 11 AM with Rev. Spiller Milton and Rev. Steve Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.
 
Aubrey Jones
(July 31, 1949 - October 4, 2012)
FORMER SHERIFF AUBREY JONES, AGE 63
And a resident of the Pine/Thomas Community died at 5:35 pm Thursday October 4, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a lifelong member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was involved in law enforcement for 36 years, having retired from the Louisiana State Police with 20 years of service. Mr. Aubrey then served with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office for almost 16 years, first as a deputy and later as Sheriff. He was a longtime little league baseball and football coach in the Pine and Thomas area. He had a baseball field constructed at his home and hosted countless softball tournaments and church-softball tournaments for many years.
Survived by:
Wife of 45 years: Jean Jones of the Pine/Thomas Community
Son: Brent Jones of the Pine/Thomas Community
2 Special German Shepherds: Rock and Roll
3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Shirley and Phillip Thomas of Thomas, Paulette Phelps of Franklinton, Elouise Jones of Pine
Brother: Malloye and Nell Jones of Thomas
2 Special Nephews: Jeff Jones of Ennis, TX, Larue Spears of Franklinton
Sister in law: Hazel Jones of Thomas
3 Special Aunts: Helen Branch of the Hilltop Community, Bernice Seals of Dexter, Dorothy Williams of the Stateline Community
Special Friend: Wendell Richardson of Bush
Numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members
He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin Jones and Gertrude Crain Jones, 5 sisters and brothers in law Margie and Adnell Magee, Joyce McDonald, Eloise Lee and Kenny Lee and Charles Sullivan, Clearmenthia and Joby Magee, Doris and J.E. “Big Boy” Magee, and 4 brothers Eldrege Jones, Elvin Jones, Kenneth Jones, Hunter Jones.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday October 6th 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 Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Willie J. Passman, Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Denny Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Eugene Blackwell
BORN: February 17, 1917
DIED: October 1, 2012
Eugene Blackwell born February 17,1917 passed away October 1, 2012 passed away at Oschner Hospital in New Orleans at age of 95. He was a long time resident of Bogalusa and a member of Palestine Baptist Church. Eugene was retired from the U.S. Army and a Mason.
He is survived by his wife Anna Lee Byrd Blackwell, two daughters Brenda Blackwell Parrino of Rome, Ga., Dixie Blackwell of Woodstock, Ga., three sisters Anna Ruth Perry, Ellen Estelle Talley and Jesse Patricia Pierce all of Sun, La., three Grandchildren and six Great-Grandchildren and a host of Nieces and Nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Lenora Blackwell, brothers Charles Blackwell,Glen Blackwell and Walter Blackwell, sisters Leona Mitchell and Betty Louise Blackwell.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Rhuble-Pierce Cemetery with Rev. Fred Brumfield conducting the services.
 
Pat Baggett
(December 6, 1937 - October 3, 2012)
Pat Baggett, age 74, resident of Bogalusa, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa.
Pat retired from LP&L/ Entergy after 37 years, was a photographer for The Daily News, and was also a cameraman for Channel 17.
Pat is survived by his wife Diane Baggett of Bogalusa, LA, two sons and their wives Jimmy (Mary) Baggett of Gainesville, VA, Mark (Cindy) Baggett of River Ridge, LA, a stepson and his wife Craig (Courtney) Juneau of Memphis, TN, one brother and sister-in-law Jackie (Carol) Baggett of Bonifay, FL, two sisters and brothers-in-law Catty (Lamar) Creel of Tallahassee, FL, Dot (Gene) Kornegay of Plymoth, MI, seven grandchildren Meghan Baggett, Sarah Baggett, Chris Baggett, Kevin Baggett, Jessica Baggett, Tyler Baggett, Ian Juneau, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents, J. P. and Lela Mae Baggett, a son Jeffrey Baggett, a brother and sister-in-law Jimmy (Terry) Baggett.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 5, 2012 from 4:30 pm until 9:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Chapel. Rev. Lamar Creel will officiate and entombment will take place at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum.
 
Geneivia Guy Buras
(March 3, 1941 - October 3, 2012)
GENEIVIA BELL GUY BURAS, AGE 71
And a resident of Mt. Hermon went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday afternoon October 3, 2012. She was a graduate of Mt. Hermon School and attended Spring Creek Baptist Church. Ms. Buras was always a loving and attentive wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending her days caring for her grandchildren Emmi and Beanie.
Survived by:
Husband: Jerry J. Buras of Mt. Hermon
Daughter and Son in law: Jennifer Buras McElveen and Mike McElveen of Mt. Hermon
3 Grandchildren: Emily McElveen, Sawyer McElveen, Brodie McElveen
5 Step-daughters and spouses: Sheila Fortenberry of Mt. Hermon, Karen and Bill Schultheis of Belle Chase, Katrina Tamburello of Laplace, Jo and Cliff Palmer of Roxie, MS, Chan and Scott Edler of Belle Chase
Sister and Brother in law: Diane and Percy Wall of Mt. Hermon
Sisters in law: Betty Guy of Kentwood, Cleo Guy of Mt. Hermon
Also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Glen Guy and Ruby Pierce Guy, her twin sister Janice Beth Raybourn, and brothers Donald Guy, Wayne Guy, and Stanley Guy.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday October 6th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Danny Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Lion Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Kentwood.
 
Hazel C. Penton
BORN: November 3, 1927
DIED: October 1, 2012
Hazel C. Penton age 84, passed away Oct. 1, 2012 at Riverview Hospital in Gadsden Ala. She was a resident of Bogalusa La and a member of Palestine Baptist Church. She is survived by one son Edward Ray Penton of Bogalusa La. One daughter Nita Roberts of Ala. One grandson Chris Penton of Bogalusa La.
 She was preceded in death by her husband John W, Penton, son John Allen Penton, parents Leon and Onita Smith, brother Earl Smith and grandchild Cathy Miller.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Thursday Oct. 4, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday from 8:00 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery. Rev. Fred Brumfield and Rev. Tommy Morgan will officiate.
 
Donald Edward Simonson
BORN: September 7, 1938
DIED: September 28, 2012
Donald Edward Simonson age 74 passed away Sept. 28, 2012 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond La. He was a resident of Greensburg La. He is survived by two sons William and Charles Simonson. One daughter Melissa Worley. Numerous brothers and sisters nieces nephews family and friends. Also survived by grandchildren Jerry and Stephanie Worley III, Donald "Donnie" Simonson Angela "Angie" Simonson Kelsie Simonson Charles "CJ" Simonson Jr. and Brianna "Paige" Simonson.. Great-grandchildren Alayna and Caleb Worley.
 He was preceded in death by his wife Fannie Simonson, sons Wallace Edward Simonson and Donald Simonson Jr. Daughter Angela Marie Simonson and parents Wallace and Frances Pearl Simonson.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Monday Oct. 1, 2012 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will continue Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Grantham Cemetery at Bush La. Rev. Milton Penton will officiate.
 
James Robert Mizell
(August 19, 1948 - September 30, 2012)
James Robert “Bob” Mizell, Age 64
and a resident of Franklinton born on August 19, 1948 died Sunday September 30, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. Bob was an active member of the open door Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Franklinton. Bob will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.
Bob was an all-state linebacker for the Bogalusa High School Lumberjacks. He served in the Navy and National Guard. Over his career as piping designer Bob made strong and lasting friendships where he worked in areas as varied as nuclear submarines and paper mills from Maine to Louisiana. Bob served as a Volunteer firefighter for district 2 and he was a member of American Legion post 113.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren. Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Beth Sherman Mizell whom he met at the Washington Parish Free Fair 44 years ago where they became and will remain sweethearts.
Survived by his 2 children:
Daughter and son in law: Julie Mizell Stewart and Sean Stewart of Laurel, MS,
Son and daughter in law: Joshua Mizell and Madeleine Mizell of Laurel, MS.
4 grandchildren: Sophia Stewart, Wesley Stewart, Vivian Stewart and Ian Stewart.
His mother: Kathleen Mizell of Bogalusa, LA .
1 brother and sister in law: Ron Mizell and Sharon Mizell of Magnolia, MS.
2 sisters and brothers-in-law: Ellen Mizell Bailey and Leverette Bailey of Bogalusa. Kay Mizell Robins and Danny Robins of Franklinton, LA.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arvelee Mizell.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm Tuesday at Plainview Baptist church with reverend Kyle Routzahn and reverend Paul Watts officiating. Visitation will begin at 1pm prior to the service. Burial will follow in the cemetery at Plainview Baptist Church
 
Thomas Russell Richardson
(November 1, 1940 - September 28, 2012)
THOMAS RUSSELL “TOMMY” RICHARDSON, AGE 71
and a resident of Franklinton, born on November 1, 1940, died Friday September 28, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Watts Richardson, whom he married on September 18, 1965. Tommy was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, where until recently he was an usher every September. He also regularly attended Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church.
Tommy graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in June of 1963 and worked for several years for Southern Truck Lines. He obtained his Certified Public Accountant license in March of 1972, and thereafter opened his own office in Franklinton, where he could be found almost every day until his recent illness.
He will be dearly missed by his children, who will always remember all the vacations and road trips, and his love of trains.
Survived by his 3 children:
Daughter and Son in law: Suellen Richardson Vise and Marcus Vise of Franklinton
2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Russell Lampton Richardson and Katie Richardson of Baton Rouge, Thomas Ott Richardson of Franklinton
4 Grandchildren: Elizabeth Vise, Emma Vise, Elizabeth “Libby” Valentino-Richardson, and Mills Lampton Richardson
2 Brothers and Sisters in law: R.W. “Dick” Richardson and Marilyn Richardson of Franklinton James Lampton “Jim” Richardson and Andrea Richardson of Mandeville
He was preceded in death by his wife Susan Watts Richardson on February 3, 2012 , also his parents Frank Lampton Richardson and Nora Wood Richardson, and his aunt “MiMi” Emma Wood.
His family will take comfort in knowing that he is now with both Susan and his dear friend Johnny Ray Fisher, as well as his parents.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday September 30th from 5 pm until 8 pm with a Masonic Service at 6 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church at 9 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday at the church with Rev. Percy Mac Frazier and Rev. Steve Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation.
Pallbearers: Rick Richardson, James Richardson, Rob Rudnicki, David Knight, Joey Knight, Wayne Fleming, Richard Dillon, Jessie Burris
 
Robert Earl Hunt
(February 16, 1933 - September 27, 2012)
ROBERT EARL HUNT, AGE 79
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:20PM Thursday, September 27, 2012 at his residence.
He was a U S Navy Veteran with the Korean War. He loved to be on the river fishing. He was also a loving father and grandfather.
Survived by: 4 Daughters and sons in law: Tammy Hunt and Robert Holliday of Thomas Doddie Brooks and Chad Heather Hunt all of Pine Patty Hunt of New Orleans
2 Sons and a daughter in law: Jerry Hunt of Franklinton Butch Hunt and Melinda of Georgia
Grandchildren and spouses: Tiffany and Austin Brewer of Brookhaven, MS David Hunt, Amber Brooks, Bridget Brooks, Dakota Brooks, Adrianna Hunt and Alex Hunt all of Pine Jessica Hunt of New Orleans Chase Hunt and Gauge Hunt both of Georgia
Great grandchildren: Brenton Brewer “Little Man”
2 Brothers: Houston V. Hunt of Pine Shelton Hunt of Bogalusa
Sister: Bevie Stuart of Pine
He was preceded in death by his parents Spurgeon and Ida Mae Stafford Hunt, sisters Orlie Brumfield and Lillie Mae Taylor and brothers J.E. Hunt and Hubert Hunt.
 
Bill Burch
(January 10, 1943 - September 27, 2012)
William Murphy “Bill” Burch
William Murphy Burch was born January 10, 1943, in Dallas, Texas. He was the eldest son of Murphy James Burch and Rosamond Leigh Bateman Burch. Bill grew up in New Orleans, Amite, and Franklinton, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Franklinton High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. Bill was an auditor for the Legislative Auditor’s Office for over 31 and a-half years. After he retired, he returned to work for the Division of Administration, Department of Economic Development, and finally for the Louisiana Board of Regents. Bill enjoyed working for the citizens of the state and relished traveling the state as an auditor. Bill was dedicated to education. As a member and Past President of the Association of Governmental Accountants he traveled to award the association’s scholarship to accounting students at colleges and universities in southeastern Louisiana.
Bill was actively involved in Broadmoor United Methodist Church where he worked with the Youth Group, served on the Finance Committee, and was a fifth and sixth grade Sunday School Teacher. Bill was treasurer of the Wedgewood Elementary PTO, treasurer of the Broadmoor Middle PTO, and Tara High School Improvement Team.
Bill was an avid LSU fan. Nothing was better than a Saturday night in Tiger Stadium or watching his LSU baseball team at the Box! Bill served as an assistant scout leader and loved going on high adventure trips with the boys. He also was a coach for many of his children’s basketball, baseball, and soccer teams. He and his wife served on the Millsaps College Parents’ Council and as co-Presidents when their children were attending Millsaps.
Bill was married to Judy Rollins Burch for over thirty-one years. He is also survived by children, Steven Rollins Stafford and wife, Kelly, of Madison, Mississippi; Katherine Whitney Burch of Ridgeland, Mississippi; and William Matthew Burch of Jackson, Mississippi; and grandson, Charles Rollins Stafford. He is also survived by an aunt, Peggy Bateman of Franklinton, LA; niece Jennifer Burch Mizell of Bogalusa, LA; nephews Phillip Maurice Burch, Jr. of Sorrento, LA and Jeffrey James Burch of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law Linda Hortman Burch of Phoenix, AZ; cousins Martha Bateman of Covington, LA; Robert Bateman and wife, Anne, of Mandeville LA; Tina Bateman Creel and husband, Mike, of Franklinton, LA; Horton Bateman and wife, Sharon, of Gulf Shores, AL.
He was preceded in death by his parents Murphy and Rosamond Bateman Burch, grandparents William V. and Floy Simmons Burch and Dr. Maurice E. and Sarah Beatrice “Sadie” Smith Bateman; brother Phillip Maurice Burch, Sr.; uncle William Edmond Bateman, Sr.; and cousin William Edmond Bateman, Jr.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, Louisiana after 10 AM Sunday, September 30, 2012 with a funeral service to be held at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ken Carroll and Rev. Tony Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Terry Belvin, Bart Bennett, Matt Burch, Phillip Burch, Jr., Gus Gosselin, Thomas Halbert, Robert Jones, Law Ponder, and Steven Stafford
Honorary Pallbearers: Elaine Gosselin, Wanda Ponder, Horton Bateman, Robert Bateman, Jeffery Burch, Dennis Crowe, Grant Gillespie, Kevin Gillespie, Brian Halbert, Richard Jenkins, Louis Knight, Henry Lacinak, Harry Mills, Charles Law Ponder, Hoyt Smith Ponder, Daniel Pritchard, and Michael Pritchard.
 
Esma Iona Carroll
(July 9, 1912 - September 25, 2012)
NAME OF DECEASED: Esma Iona Carroll
DATE OF DEATH: September 25, 2012
PLACE OF DEATH: Franklinton, LA
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: Numerous nieces and nephews: Charles Ray & Jo Anna Gerald, Joey & Ruth Waites, Randy & Beverly Sullivan, Jerry & Linda Simon, Morris Miley, Greg & Suzi Miley, Douglas McDaniel
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Husband – Robert “Bob” Carroll
Brother – John Wilson “Bill” Miley
Sister – Versie Gerald
FUNERAL TIME: Visitation will be held Friday, September 28, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.
MINISTER: Rev. Clay Norwood, Elder Duane Ball, and Jeremy Ingram
INTERMENT: Ponemah Cemetery
 
Milton "Bear" Seal
BORN: February 16, 1929
DIED: September 24, 2012
Milton Richard Seal born February 16, 1929 passed away at his residence September 24, 2012 at the age of 83. Milton was a life long resident of Washington Parish. He was a retired employee of Gaylord Paper Mill and a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church.
He survived by his wife Myrtle Lee Seal of Bogalusa, a son Reggie Seal of Angie, two daughters Debbie Galloway of Angie and Delaine Green of Bogalusa, five Grandchildren Joey Thompson, Jodi Thompson, Chad Thompson, Kelly Crain, and Richard Seal, nine Great-Grandchildren, four brothers Perry Seal, Hilton(Honey)Seal, Leon Seal, and Silmon(Poochie)Seal, three sisters Sylvia Slade, Norma Plaunche, Annette Thomas and host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Preceded in death by parents Louis and Polly Seal and a sister Mattie Lee Easterling.
The family would like to extend a very special thanks to nurse Susan Ard for all the caring and love shown to the family during this time of Illness.
Visitation will begin Thursday morning starting at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Jacobs and Rev. Mike Thomas officiating the services with Cremation to follow.
 
Sarah Ruby Alford
BORN: September 28, 1933
DIED: September 22, 2012
"Charm is deceitful, beauty is vain, but a woman who fears God shall be praised," Proverbs 31:30. On Saturday, September 22, 2012, our precious mother went home to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Sunny Hill, Louisiana on September 28, 1933. She enjoyed doing many things and all of them well. She grew up loving sports, saying she would rather play sports than eat. She was a great athlete, cook, gardener, nurturer, seamstress, loved to do arts and crafts, knew how to make a house a loving home, but most important she was a great example of how Christ wants us to live. She was a breast cancer survivor of 23 years, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June of 2012, never complaining and always giving praise to God. She is survived by her children; Linda and Ronnie Johnson, Lynn and Lorey Alford, Van Alford, Evelyn and Ed Smith, and Nathan Alford; eight grandchildren, Susan Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Eddie Alford, Joshua Alford, Derek and Kelli Smith, Danielle and Aaron Nasers, Jonathan Alford, and Justin Alford; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Holiday, Whitney Johnson, and Claudia Johnson; and a great-granddaughter, Addison Claire Smith, due October 19. We were so blessed to have her as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Brewster Van (B.V.) Alford, Jr. Pallbearers are Kyle Johnson, Aaron Nasers, Jonathan Alford and Tyler Holiday. Honorary pallbearers are Derek Smith, Justin Alford, Eddie Alford, and Joshua Alford.
 Visitation at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, Avenue F in Bogalusa, on Tues., September 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wed., from 11:00 am until service at 1:00 a.m. Services conducted by Reverend Marcus Rosa and Reverend David Pigott. Interment at Tylertown Cemetery with the Reverend Perry Robbins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.
 
Percy Jarrell
(October 10, 1956 - September 24, 2012)
Percy Jarrell, a resident of Pine, LA, age 55, born on October 10, 1956 in Washington Parish, LA, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012 at his residence.
He is survived by two sisters, Brenda O'Neal of Pine, LA and Marilyn Shoemaker of Kenner, LA; his companion, Rebecca Watson of Pine, LA, her children Bridgette Watson of Pine and John Joseph Smith, Jr. of Franklinton; her grandchildren Hayden Kelly Spears of Pine, Ansley Klaire Watson of Pine.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Jarrell & Shirley Carnegie Jarrell; one sister, Loretta Cooper and one brother, Gary Dale Jarrell.
Visiation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. Rodney Graham will officiate with Interment to follow at Muster Ground Cemetery in Pine, LA.
 
Billy Ray Rester, III
(September 4, 1995 - September 24, 2012)
Billy Ray Rester III, age 17
and a resident of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012 at University Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Born on September 4, 1995, Billy would live in the Plainview Community, Bay St. Louis and relocated for four years following Hurricane Katrina to Guntown, Mississippi, where he enjoyed playing football for his middle school team. Upon his return to the Gulf Coast, Billy attended Bay High School and was a member of the JROTC and excelled on the Marksmanship team. An extreme patriot, from toddler age he dreamed of serving the United States in the military.
He was known for adopting stray animals and making them his pets; had a ready smile for those around him; and immense affection for his mother and sister. Billy was a kind and loving son, brother, uncle, grandson and nephew, and his death will leave a great hole in the lives of his extended families in the Bogalusa and Franklinton areas as well as those of his friends in the Bay community.
He is survived by his mother, Paula Evans Rester, one sister and brother-in-law, Chaz and Leslie Piazza and nephew Cade Piazza. He is also survived by his grandparents Billy Ray Sr. and Sandra Rester, T. A. and Darylene Gillispie, and Billy Evans and his great grandmother Glenn Applewhite. Other survivors include his Aunts Donna Bowman, Lisa Thomas, Toni (Jeff) Tageant, and Cousins Meghan Thomas, Ashley Bowman, Evan and Clay Tageant, Blayne and Mason Bowman, and Ethan Rester.
He was preceded in death by his father Billy Ray Rester Jr, his grandmother Helen Evans, his uncle Darryl Rester and his great grandfather Albert Applewhite.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church in Franklinton. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with the service to follow at 11:00 am officiated by Reverend Leon Hickman. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to cover emergency room and air medi-vac expenses. His ashes will be interred at Mizell Cemetery in a private service at a later date.
 
Ronald James Rogers, Sr.
(January 21, 1954 - September 23, 2012)
RONALD JAMES ROGERS, SR., AGE 58
and a resident of the Stony Point Community died at 1:52 am Sunday September 23, 2012 at his home. Ronald retired as an Operation Specialist with Chevron and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved working outside on his property and spending time with his family and friends.
Survived by:
Wife: Claire Treadway Rogers of the Stony Point Community
3 Daughters and Spouses: Hillary Rogers and Clayton Taylor, Rondalyn Rogers, Briana Loga Moss and Marcus Moss all of Franklinton
2 Sons: Ronald J. “RJ” Rogers, Jr., Brian “BJ” Loga, Jr. and Victoria Varnado all of Franklinton
6 Grandchildren: Andrew Taylor, Hailey Loga, Colby Loga, Marcus Moss, Jr., Drew Moss, Braileigh Moss
Sister: Pauline Cosse of Franklinton
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Johhny Rogers and Earnestine Creel Rogers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Wednesday September 26th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Duke Chance and Bro. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Pallbearers: Marcus Moss, Clayton Taylor, Billy Cosse, Joe Casanova, Wayne Shoemaker, Brian Treadway
Honorary Pallbearers: Gary Bond, Delton Kennedy, Tony Giles, Dennis Glover, Buddy Worley 
 
Wesley Wayne Lambert
(July 7, 1947 - September 21, 2012) 
WESLEY WAYNE LAMBERT, AGE 65
And a resident of Morgan City, LA died at 1:00 pm Friday September 21, 2012 at Teche Regional Medical Center. He was born July 7, 1947 and was a member of New Life Tabernacle in Morgan City.
Survived by:
4 Sons and Daughters in law: Wesley Wayne Lambert, Jr. and Angel Lambert, Darrell and Angie Lambert, Scott and Cheri Lambert all of Morgan City Warren and Dana Lambert of Kentwood
7 Grandchildren
1 Great-grandchild
Sister: Ann Edwards of Wilmer
Brother: Paul Lambert of Prairieville
Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by Lorena Barns Lambert, parents Joe Shelby Lambert and Annie Givens Lambert, a brother Gary Lambert and brother in law Charlie Edwards
Visitation will be at New Jerusalem Pentecostal Church; 22483 Hwy. 440 Kentwood, on Sunday September 23rd from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the church with Rev. Terry Bonner and Rev. Mathew Booty officiating. Burial will follow in the Twin Oaks Cemetery.
 
Nancy Snee LeBlanc
(October 6, 1927 - September 20, 2012)
NANCY SNEE LEBLANC, AGE 84
And a resident of the Isabel Community died at 10:23 pm Thursday September 20, 2012 at her home. She was a native of New Orleans and a longtime resident of Jefferson. She was formerly an active member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Metairie and now a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Franklinton. Mrs. Leblanc worked numerous jewelry and other shows for the New Orleans Tourist and Convention Bureau. She and her husband traveled throughout the United States, Europe and other parts of the world and she had a fun hobby of collecting birdhouses.
Survived by:
Son and Daughter in law: Charles R. “Buttons” Leblanc, II and Carol Leblanc of Isabel
2 Daughters in law: Sheila Leblanc of Metairie, Leslie Leblanc of Franklinton
5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Chelsea Leblanc, Casey and Cody Morgan, Heather and Zach Mayeux, Charlie Leblanc, III, Courtney Marie Leblanc
8 Great-grandchildren: Elliot, Emily, Jacob, Bailey, AnnaBelle, Reid, McKenna, Mia
2 Sisters: Joan Uzie, Betty Hayward both of Atlanta, GA
Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles R. “Pete” Leblanc, Sr., two sons Lennie Leblanc and Jimmy Leblanc, her parents James Donald Snee and Christine Bivins Snee, sisters Nell Moragas and Jane Bayhi, and brothers Charlie Snee, Donald Snee.
Visitation will be at Holy Famliy Catholic Church Tuesday September 25th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the church with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Nurse Cheryl for her care and support.
 
Richard Dane Thomas
(March 29, 1953 - September 20, 2012)
RICHARD DANE THOMAS, AGE 59
and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:37 pm Thursday September 20, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a linesman with Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op for over 30 years as well as an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and had traveled the country riding with his family and friends.
Survived by:
Wife: LaRissa Grace Thomas of Franklinton
2 Sons: Keith Thomas of Metairie, Will Thomas and Fiancé Jessica Manton of Franklinton
2 Daughters: Meghin Hembree of Tennessee, Morgan Hembree of Thibodaux
1 Grandchild: Phoenix Hembree
Parents: Mayloyd and Inez McCain Thomas of Franklinton
Mother in law and father in law: Peggy and Larry Turnage of Franklinton
Also numerous friends and co-workers
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Saturday, September 22nd and after 11 AM Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Barry Stringfield, Alan Broadway "Sport", Duane Toney, Randy James, Scott Dykes, Chad Angelo.
 
GENEVA JAMES EDWARDS
(October 23, 1935 - September 21, 2012)
GENEVA JAMES EDWARDS, AGE 76
And a resident of Franklinton died at 11:30AM Friday, September 21, 2012 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.
She was a bank teller at Hancock Bank (Washington Bank) for many years and was a member of Hays Creek Baptist Church.
Survived by:
Daughter and son in law: Sally and Allen White of Franklinton
Granddaughter: Kylie Jenkins of Franklinton
2 Great grandchildren: Camden and Kensli Jenkins
2 Brothers: Leroy James of Covington Malcolm James of Franklinton
Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Pat Edwards, a son John Edwards, grandson Josh Jenkins, great granddaughter Kendyl Jenkins and 2 brothers Alton James and Clyde James.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Saturday, September 22, 2012 and after 10 AM Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 4 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rick Elder and Rev. Fredrick Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Hays Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Billie Claudia Stogner
BORN: October 8, 1929
DIED: September 20, 2012
Billie Claudia Stogner age 82 passed away September 20, 2012 at her residence in Bogalusa. She was a long time member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Seymon Stogner. Son Donnie Hugh Sheridan of Bogalusa, step son Billy Stogner of LaCombe. Daughters Lana Hill of Loranger La., Patricia Jamison of Bogalusa. Step daughters, Barbara G. Holmes Carrier Ms, Katie Addison Amite La.
 Grandchildren George Richmond Sheridan, Jamie Lynn Thomson, Lawrence W. Hill II, and Anne O. Jamison. Great-grandchildren ReAnna Sheridan, R.J. Sheridan, Izzy Thomson , Emma Sheridan, Barron Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles A. and Olah Daughdrill, brother Hollis Daughdrill and sisters Jacqueline Smith, Bobbie Barnett, and Sue Kennedy.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home on Friday September 21, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Pete Underwood and Rev. George Moore will officiate.
 
 
Loretta Lynn Cooper
(May 12, 1970 - September 18, 2012)
Loretta Lynn Cooper, age 42, born on May 12, 1970 in Tylertown, MS, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at her residence in Franklinton, LA.
She is survived by two daughter, Bianca Cooper and Briana Cooper; two sisters, Brenda O'Neal and Marilyn Shoemaker; one brother, Percy Jarrell.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur Jarrell and Shirley Carnegie Jarrell; one brother, Gary Dale Jarrell.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:30 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. Rodney Graham will officiate with Interment to follow at Muster Ground Cemetery in Pine, LA.
 
J. Levert Smith
(April 8, 1921 - September 17, 2012)  
J. Levert Smith, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 91, born on April 8, 1921 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a WWII United States Coast Guard Veteran and retired from Crown Zellerbach.
He is survived by his wife, Mattie Helen Rhymes Smith of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Randy (Linda) Smith and Kenneth (Mary) Smith both of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Audrey McCain of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Vicki Lyn (Travis) LeBleu of Baton Rouge, LA, Amber Lee (David) Tiner of Prairieville, LA, Derrick (Dabney) Smith of Bogalusa, LA and Jason (Traci) Smith of Holden; ten great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jasper Borden Smith and Ina Belle Stewart Smith; a brother, Louis "Joe" Smith.
Graveside Services will be held at Hillview Memorial Gardens on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Ira Laskey Moore, Jr.
BORN: February 21, 1933
DIED: September 17, 2012
LOCATION: Bogalusa, Louisiana
610 AVE. F.
BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA 70427
Ira Laskey Moore Jr. age 79 passed away Sept. 17, 2012 at his residence here in Bogalusa La. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and was an U.S. Army veteran.. He is survived by his wife Brenda Blackwell Moore of Bogalusa La. Four daughters Debbie M. Clement "Larry" of Bogalusa La., Kathy Epps "Earl" of Montgomery Tx., Penny Moore "Bryan of Hattiesburg Ms., Carol Wheat "Mike" of Bogalusa La. One sister Katheryn Rogers "Elmer" of Bogalusa La. Nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
 He was survived by a brother Wilscey Moore and his parents Ira and Sarah Moore Sr.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Lees Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Rev. Kirk Hoelzel will officiate.
 
 
Debra Lynn Hoehn
BORN: March 17, 1960
DIED: September 13, 2012
Debra Lynn Ikerd Hoehn born March 17, 1960 passed away September 13, 2012 at her home at the age of 52. She was a native of Bogalusa and the daughter of Billy Ray and Laura Mae Wells Ikerd. She lived most of her life in Bogalusa and was a loving wife, mother and homemaker.
Debra Lynn is survived by her loving husband of 34 years Stephen Hoehn and adoring daughters Michelle Hoehn Trepagnier and Joanna Hoehn Dillman both of Bogalusa, two sons-in-law Michael Trepagnier and Joshua Dillman, five grandchildren Kaitlyn Trepagnier, Kaiden Trepagnier, S J Dillman, Alexis Dillman and Luke Dillman, three brothers Bobby Ray (Brenda) Ikerd, Christopher (Sandra) Ikerd, Jeffery Ikerd, two sisters Belinda Ikerd and Donna Henley and also other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Billy Ray and Laura Mae Wells Ikerd, brothers Kenneth Wayne Ikerd and Billy Joe Ikerd.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Sunday September 15, 2012 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and resume after 8:00 A.M. Monday September 16, 2012 until services at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Larry Lassley will officiate the services with the Interment following at Pounds Cemetery.
 
Herbert Winston Taylor, Sr.
BORN: February 18, 1938
DIED: September 13, 2012
Herbert Winston Taylor Sr. departed this life Thursday September 13, 2012 at his home in Bush La at the age of 74. He was surrounded by his family. He was a native of Bush La. He was preceded in death by his father, William "Ross" Taylor, his mother Lela Mae Taylor Creel, sons-in-law, Thomas Wood Sr., Thomas Hayes, Larry "Dusty" Files and grandson, Albert "Bert" Stanley.
He is survived by his loving wife Earlene Ragan Taylor, brother, William "Red" Taylor. Son Herbert Winston Taylor Jr. and "Vickie" of Bush La. Five daughters; Liz Files and Daphne of Bush La. Gwen "Donavan" Harriel, of Poplarville Ms, Tammy and "Larry" Thomas of Independence, MO, and Toni and "Lynn" Wilson of DeValls Bluff, AR. He was a loving grandfather of 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind many other loved ones and friends. He was a devoted and former pastor of Church of Christ "Restored" in Bush, La.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday September 14, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday September 15, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Holmes Cemetery, Talisheek La. Rev. Roger Mitchell, Rev. Rabb Stewart, and Rev. Larry Thomas will officiate.
 
 
Beverly Kay Graham
BORN: July 4, 1937
DIED: September 10, 2012
610 AVE. F.
BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA 70427
Beverly Kay Graham, born July 4, 1937, passed away Sept. 10, 2012 at her residence here in Bogalusa La. She was employed as a nurse for a number of years. After her nursing career she was employed as a teachers Aid. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church here in Bogalusa. Beverly was a loving wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Ray Graham, her mother and father Clyde and Maggie Bennett.
 She is survived by her daughters LaRene "George" Chambers, Denise Holmes, Shannon "Kenneth" Graham. Siblings Ann Bennett, Lauren "Jerry" Stratton, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Beverly will be missed greatly by her family and friends, espically her grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Sanctuary of Peace Masoleum in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Field Thigpen will officiate.
 Pallbearers will be Chance Graham, Matt McKeever, Cody Graham, Kenneth Roderigue, George Chambers, Jerry Stratton.
 
 
Versie Hodges Burris
(June 9, 1929 - September 14, 2012)
VERSIE HODGES BURRIS, AGE 83
and a resident of Franklinton passed away early Friday September 14, 2012 at Ochsner Extended Care Hospital in Kenner, after a several month illness. She was born June 9, 1929 and was a lifelong resident of Washington Parish. Mrs. Burris was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton.
Survived by:
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Debra Burris and Stan Caron, Marianna and Donald Jenkins
Son: Hamp Burris
4 Grandchildren: Samantha and Joe Garner, Simon Weil, Hunter Fontenot, Jordan Burris
Sister: Vergie Foxworth
Sisters in law: Jeanne Knight Burris, Mary Burris Crain
Brother in law and Sister in law: Walter Allen and Sue Burris
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Hampton Burris, her parents Aletha and Ephraim Hodges, 3 sisters Hezzie McElveen, Wilma McCain, and Delia Payne, and 2 brothers Owen Hodges and Wilbur Hodges.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday September 17th at Ellis Cemetery with Rev. Paul Watts officiating.
Pallbearers: Samantha Garner, Hunter Fontenot, Simon Weil, Jordan Burris, Jeffrey Foxworth Honorary Pallbearers: Joe Garner, Elena Batista, Vin Killingsworth, Ben Fussell, Derek Beaushaw
 
 
Ann Marie Painter Wheat
(January 19, 1965 - September 13, 2012)
ANN MARIE PAINTER WHEAT, AGE 47
And a resident of Bogalusa died Thursday September 13, 2012. She was born January 19, 1965. She enjoyed art and was a talented drawer. Ann was a very friendly fun-loving person and she was a loving mother.
Survived by:
Husband: Sidney Wheat of Bogalusa
2 Sons: Brandon Painter, Joey Painter both of Mt. Hermon
3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Mildred and Jerry Dixon, Donna and Steven Simmons all of Bogalusa, Patty and Joe Sandrock of Bush
5 Brothers and Sisters in law: Lonnie Jarrell of Pine, Larry and Jean Jarrell of Louisville, KY, Steve and Bobbie Jarrell of Pine, Michael and Connie Jarrell of Arkansas, Gene and Johnna Jarrell of Mt. Hermon
Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members
She was preceded in death by her parents Willis “Buster” Jarrell and Myrtle Rogers Jarrell and a sister Wilda Provost.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday September 17th 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 Bro. Jimmy Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in the Musterground Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Freeman, Jeff Freeman, Bubba Bourne, Allen Simmons, Gary Forbes, Matt Simmons, Logan Simmons
 
 
Donald N. Adams
(December 22, 1936 - September 16, 2012)
Donald N. Adams, 74, passed away on February 28, 2010 at Forsyth Hospital in Winston Salem, NC following complications from surgery. Don was born on December 22, 1936 in Bogalusa, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zula and Sherwood Adams of Louisiana and by a son, Donald of Winston Salem.
Don was a family man. He loved having his extended family gather for holidays or dinner parties. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his wife, Michael; daughter, Tracy and her husband John DeBenedictis of Winston Salem, daughter Melea and her husband Rob Kreshok of Denver, CO; and grandchildren, Neil King and his wife Julie of New York, Fielding King of Winston Salem, Jordan Kreshok of Denver, CO, and Troy Bernhagen of Germanton, NC.
Don attended high school in Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana College. He began his career in advertising in Nashville then moved to Raleigh. In the early 1970's Don joined Long Haymes and Carr Advertising in Winston Salem and became CEO in 1987. He remained in that position after the company was acquired by The Interpublic Group of New York in 1991. Don retired in 1995 shortly before the merged agency became Mullen Advertising. Don's background as an art director, then as agency executive allowed the firm to create many outstanding campaigns and the agency was named Agency of the Year twice under Don's leadership. He was active in many community affairs and served on the advisory boards of several nonprofit and for profit organizations such as Babcock School Board of Visitors and ISP Advisory Board, and had been a member of the Downtown Rotary.
After retiring, Don returned to his artistic interests and received a Masters Degree in sculpting from UNCG. He loved to paint, was an excellent woodworker, furniture builder, photograher and his sense of style and design was always evident in his work. For many years Don was an avid golfer at Forsyth Country Club and enjoyed traveling both for golf and his artistic interests.
Don will be remembered by his many friends from all walks of life as a caring person who always had a kind word for everyone and made a friend of all he met.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at Adams Cemetery on Pigott's Crossing Road.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
JoEllen Quinn Warner
(January 4, 1924 - September 9, 2012)
JoEllen Quinn Warner, age 88, born on January 4, 1924 in Bogalusa, LA, a residence of Pine Prairie, LA and a former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Pine Prairie, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Suzanne (Keith) Sheridan of Pine Prairie, LA; two sons, Winfred "Bill" (Sally) Warner, Jr. of Bush, LA, and Robert Louis "Robbie" (Tingle) Warner of Covington, LA; her grandchildren, Donald Ray Warner, Kimberly McCulloch, Robert Louis "Bucky" Warner, Jr., Amanda Williams, Matthew Warner, Madeline Sheridan and Maggie Sheridan; four great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Warner; her parents, Robert Hillary Quinn and Billie Brumfield Quinn; and a brother, John Louis Quinn.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 12:00 noon at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Sheridan to officiate and Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, LA.
 
 
Janice Marie Holloway Tullos
(July 30, 1939 - September 9, 2012)
Janice Marie Holloway Tullos, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 73, born on July 30, 1939 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by a son, Tony (Debbie) Bruno; a grandson, Justin Bruno; a sister, Schranga (Terry) Lawrence.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Ned Larue Bruno and Donald Wayne Tullos; her parents, James V. Holloway, Sr. and Oda Crowe Holloway; two brothers, James V. Holloway, Jr. and Marshall V. Holloway.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Tuesday, September 11 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Tom Patterson will officiate with Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Deborah Foster Van Norman
(October 1, 1956 - September 7, 2012) 
Deborah Foster Van Norman, 55, born October 1, 1956 in Bogalusa, LA, a resident of New Orleans, LA, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012 at West Jefferson Medical Center, Marrero, LA, after an extended illness.
She is survived by one daughter, Kimberly Van Norman; three sisters, Laverne (Gary) Hutson, Gloria (Huey) Mizell, and Diane May; four brothers, Milton (Helen) Foster, Eugene (Janet) Foster, Donald Foster, and Samuel C. Foster; one sister-in-law, Yvonne Foster; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by, her mother, Jewel Foster; father, Samuel Foster, Sr.; and one brother, Charles R. Foster.
A Graveside Service was held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The service was conducted by Bro. Caleb Martin, arrangements made by Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.
 
 
Bobby Rodolph Jones
(August 9, 1958 - September 9, 2012)  
BOBBY RODOLPH JONES, AGE 54
And a resident of the Oak Grove Community died at 11:30 am Sunday September 9, 2012 at LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served on the USS LaSalle. He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church and a foreman with Townsend Tree-Cutting service. Bobby loved watching football and was a big fan of the Washington Redskins.
Survived by:
Daughter: Ashley Jones of Tickfaw
Son: Adam Jones of Albany
Mother: Velma Jones of the Oak Grove Community
2 Grandchildren: Alexis Jones and Aiden Jones
3 Sisters: Emily Gonzalez of Fargo, ND, Eva and Mike Graham, Cindy and Tommy Guy all of Franklinton
3 Brothers: Billy Jones of Franklinton, Johnny and Donna Jones of Indiantown, FL Allen and Lynda Jones of Franklinton
3 Sisters: Emily Gonzales of Fargo, ND, Eva Graham and Mike Graham , Cindy and Tommy Guy all Franklinton
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be at Springhill Baptist Church from 6 PM until 9 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012 and after 8 AM Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 10 AM at the church with Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Guy, Mike Graham, Austin Mahler, Ray Williams and Cecil Reeves.
 
 
Mildred Barber Graves
(March 7, 1936 - September 9, 2012)
MILDRED BARBER GRAVES, AGE 76
And a resident of Franklinton died Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Survived by: Daughter and son in law: Melinda Graves Sumrall and husband Jim of Franklinton
Son: James Bruce Graves of Franklinton
4 Grandchildren: Emily Graves, Hannah Leigh Graves, Matthew Graves, Victoria Laciura
She was preceded in death by a daughter Charlotte Graves Laciura, grandson Daniel Joseph Dubuisson, II, parents Enos and Della Magee Barber, father of her children James Edward Graves, sisters Mae Ella Sumrall, Lou Ella Magee and brothers Jim Anderson Barber and Obie Barber.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2012 and after 9 AM Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Stateline Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
 
 
Marion Jeanette Rollins
(December 12, 1929 - September 9, 2012) 
Marion Jeanette Norman Rollins departed this world, on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at St Clare Manor in Baton Rouge, LA. Marion was born December 12, 1929, in the small community of Carter’s Creek, Mississippi. She was the fourth daughter of Hugh Parham Norman, Sr. and Mary Lucille Cothern Norman. Marion was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother , and an aunt. She graduated from Carter’s Creek High School in 1948 where she was a basketball and softball player. She attended Southwest Mississippi Junior College. Marion married Robert Lanier Rollins, Jr., who was her best friend and the love of her life. They were devoted to each other for 59 and a half years. Marion worked beside her mother-in-law, Rubye Brister Rollins at the Dairy Dream Malt Stand in Summit, Mississippi to support and send her husband, Bob, to Southwest Mississippi Junior College and Auburn University (then Alabama Polytechnic Institute and A & M College) School of Veterinary Medicine. She worked alongside her husband as his receptionist and bookkeeper at both Summit Animal Hospital and Franklinton Animal Clinic during his 50 years of veterinary practice.
Marion was an active member and a past President of the following organizations: the Louisiana Veterinarian Medical Auxiliary, Franklinton Waverly Club, Franklinton Women’s Club, Washington Parish Art Association, and the Franklinton Country Club Women’s Auxiliary. She was also a former Girl’s Scout Leader, a Sunday School teacher, and a vacation Bible School teacher. She was a member of Clifton Baptist Church and Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. Marion was also a member of the Noble Queen Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and an Order of the Rainbow Advisor. She was also a member of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Joanna Waddill Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Marion is survived by her only child, Judy Rollins Burch and her husband, William “Bill” Burch of Baton Rouge, LA. She is also survived by her three grandchildren: Steven Rollins Stafford and his wife, Kelly, of Madison, MS; Katherine Whitney Burch of Ridgeland, MS; and William Matthew Burch of Jackson, MS. She is also survived by her only great grandchild, Charles Rollins Stafford. Marion is also survived by two brothers: Hugh Parham Norman, Jr., of Carter’s Creek, MS, and Joe Kenneth Norman, Sr. and wife, Dwenda, of Kennesaw, GA, as well as nieces: Kelly Norman Lammons, of Clinton, MS; and Angela Oliver, Columbus, GA., and nephews: Joe Kenneth Norman, Jr., Kennesaw, GA, and Avery Rollins, Madison, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Rollins, Jr., her parents, H. P. and Lucille Norman, her sister and brother-in-law, Irene Norman and Everette Oliver of Columbus, GA, her sisters Hula Mae Norman and Doris Virginia Norman.
Her family wishes to express appreciation to the administration and staff of St. Clare Manor for the love and care they have given to Marion and to her children during her stay. Memorial remembrances may be made to Clifton Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Wednesday September 12th from 10 am until a funeral service at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Tony Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in the Moak Family Cemetery in Bogue Chitto, MS Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Steven Stafford and Matthew Burch, Clayton S. Knight, James S. Knight, Bradley Creel, Brandon Creel, Jerry Rayborn, and Dennis Crowe. Honorary Pallbearers are her dear friend Margaret S. Burch, A. Clayton James, Dr. Mark James, R. W. Richardson.
 
 
Billy Ray Corkern
(January 3, 1938 - September 7, 2012) 
BILLY RAY CORKERN, AGE 74
And a resident of Franklinton died at 10:20 am Friday September 7, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime self-employed welder who enjoyed camping and fishing. Mr. Corkern often spent time with his children on school field-trips and volunteered his time with groups like 4-H and FFA. He especially loved boiling peanuts.
Survived by:
Wife of 50 years: Elizabeth Ann Keating Corkern of Franklinton
2 Sons and Daughters in law: John and Tammy Corkern, Brandon and Brittany Fussell all of Franklinton
2 Daughters and a Son in law: Meleny L.and Donovan Killeen of Abita Springs, Jenette Cotton of Folsom
7 Grandchildren: Hunter Corkern, Jessica Killeen, Amanda Killeen, Blair Fussell, Nicholas Cotton, Simon Cotton, Ray Cotton
3 Great-grandchildren: Jessie Cotton, Savannah Cotton, Jordan Lee Cotton
Sister: Virginia Bateman of Franklinton
Half-brother: Rickey Corkern of Folsom
Step-brothers: Jerry M. Barber, Charles Barber both of Franklinton
He was preceded in death by his parents Wilmer N. Corkern and Laura Mae Caves Corkern and brother James C. “Jimmy” Corkern.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday September 9th from 12 pm until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery in Enon.
Pallbearers: Ray Cotton, Nicholas Cotton, Michael Paul Bateman, Michael Keating, Scott Jenkins, Adam Jenkins
Honorary Pallbearers: Brandon Fussell, Simon Cotton, Mike Fussell, Dewitt Perry, Jr.
 
 
Pauline E. Lott, age 75,
born on April 23, 1937 in Birmingham, England, a resident of Bogalusa, LA and a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at her son's home in Baton Rouge, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Theresa Lott; two sons, Brad Lott (Angela) and Brian Lott (Elizabeth); five grandchildren, Tiffany Williams (Keith), Sean MacKinnon (Anna), Jenny VanBuren (Seth), Kayne Lott and Blaine Lott; four great-grandchildren, Hunter Williams, Evan MacKinnon, Steven VanBuren and Seth VanBuren,Jr., three sisters, Gean Thomas, Kathleen Beck, and Dorothy Thomas; one brother, Graham Beck and many loving nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Lott; a daughter, Glenda Lott; her parents, Kate and Williams Edgar Beck; two brothers, David Beck and Allen Beck.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 4:00 P.M. with Father Nelson Tennison to officiate. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Donald Edison Crawford, 67,
a native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Berwick since 1964, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012 at his residence.
Donald is survived by his four sons, Marc Thomas Craeford, Brad Daniel Crawford and his fiance', Trinity Marie Granger, Thad Matthew Crawford and his wife, Amie, and Caleb Garrett Crawford and wife Patricia; one brother, H. Robert Crawford of Pearl River; eight grandchildren, Landon William Lawson, Hunter Daniel Crawford, Carter Griffin Crawford, Ryland Jackson Crawford, Olivia Grace Crawford, Lane Eric Lipari, Reese Elliot Ledet and Caidyn Brianne Crawford; and his beloved Yorkies, Mickey and Jolie.
He is preceded in death by his father, Hadrum Rudolph Crawford and his mother, Sarah Van Scoter.
Donald has served in the United States Air Force and was a proud Vietnam War veteran. He began his career in the oil industry in 1964 and retired after 30 + years of dedicated service.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Dolph to officiate. Graveside services will follow at Crawford Cemetery.
 
 
Joshua David Bennett
(May 17, 2011 - September 1, 2012) 
JOSHUA DAVID BENNETT, AGE 15 MONTHS
And a resident of Franklinton passed away Saturday September 1, 2012 at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. After a tragic fall at his home, God called our little angel home. He brought joy to everyone who ever saw him. Joshua was a beautiful, pleasant child who will be greatly loved and missed by his family and all that knew him.
Survived by:
Mother and Father: Heather Freeman Bennett and Leslie Bennett of Franklinton
2 Sisters: Sophie Gracelyn Bennett, Kristina Bennett Rome
4 Brothers: Jacob Richard Bennett, Justin Wade Bennett, Raymond John Bennett, Leslie Marvin Bennett
Grandparents: Richard and Sherlyn Freeman, Melinda Diane Adams all of Franklinton
Great-grandparents: Jean Byrd of Franklinton William and Neva Huebel of New Caney, TX
Aunts and Uncles: Haley Freeman, Jordan Freeman, June Bennett Russum, Glen Bennett
He was preceded in death by grandparents Marvin and Estelle Bennett and great-grandfathers Richard Freeman and Ellis Byrd.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday September 8th from 11 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Lassley, Rev. Leon Hickman, and Bro. Tommy Hudnall officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Pallbearers: Jordan Freeman, Raymond Bennett, Justin Bennett, Lee Bennett Honorary Pallbearer: Curt Rome
 
 
Fenwick Oneal "Babe" Jenkins
BORN: July 25, 1936
DIED: September 1, 2012
Fenwick Oneal "Babe" Jenkins age 76, a resident of Bogalusa, born July 25, 1936, passed away Saturday Sept. 1, 2012. This loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice Thomas Jenkins of Bogalusa. Two daughters Sharon (Mark) McGehee and Sheila (Greg) Slaughter of Bogalusa, one son Todd (Michelle) Jenkins of Watson La., along with eight grandchildren, Cory McGehee, Blandon (Ashley) Slaughter, Brooke (Clay) Applewhite, Brianne (Chesley) Boyet, Brett Slaughter, Jeffery Jenkins, Tristan Jenkins, and Helaina Jenkins, along with four special grandchildren, Alexandra Slaughter, Brendan Slaughter, Brody Applewhite, and Brayson Boyet.. He is also survived by three sisters Aline (Alex) Stamatelaky of Loranger La., Shirley (Randy ) Magee of Bogalusa La, and Peggy Larry Hayatt of Franklinton along with a host of family members and special friends. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Wilson and Georgia Mae Jenkins, and brother and sister Fred Jenkins and Pauline Alder.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Monday Sept. 3, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012 form 8:00 a.m. until time fore services in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Spencer cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Hollen and Pastor Lynn Martin will officiate.
 Mr. Jenkins was a member of True Light Baptist Church. Babe was proud to have worked most of his life as a member of the Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 60 as a combination welder. As ans avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farmingThe family would like to thank all family and friends for their support and prayers durning his illness.
 
 
Lutha Mae Wise
(March 13, 1929 - August 27, 2012)
LUTHA MAE VARNADO WISE, AGE 83
And a resident of Franklinton died at 9:37 am Monday August 27, 2012 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a devout Christian women and charter member of Tinity Bapitist Church, where she was very supportive and actively involved on several committees including the “Love Offering” committee and others. Mrs. Lutha Mae was a Nurse for over 40 years at Dr. McGehee’s Clinic and later at Riverside Medical Center. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and loved reading. Mrs. Lutha Mae was always a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and mother in law.
Survived by:
Daughter: Becky Bickham of Franklinton
Son and Daughter in law: Stephen and Jackie J. Wise of Franklinton
5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Blaine and Brandy Bickham, Cassie Bickham, Cody and Alana Wise, Ashley Wise, Alan Wise
Great-granddaughter: Sophia Bickham
2 Sisters in law: Faye Knight of Bogalusa, Mary Hunt of Pine
She was preceded in death by a son Richard Boutwell, husband J.D. Wise, son in law David Bickham, sister Lula Mae Ward and brother Harold Varnado, Sr.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday August 31st from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Rev. Stan Statham, Rev. Walter Mixon, Rev. Melvin Larson, and Rev. Mike Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in Seal Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Billy Ray Sumrall, Leroy Toney, Clint Galloway, Gerald Welch, Joe Norris, Mike Stafford
Honorary Pallbearers are the Deacons of Trinity Baptist Church
 
 
TOMMY L. WILLIAMS, AGE 54
And a resident of Mt. Hermon passed away at 9:30 pm Saturday August 25, 2012 at his home. He was born February 27, 1958 in Thibodaux, LA and was a longtime resident of Amite. Tommy was a member of Clifton Baptist Church and a welder who enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. Tommy loved his family.
Survived by:
Wife: Stephanie Gale Williams of Mt. Hermon
Stepson Nick Goings and his wife Kristen of Pine
Mother: Joyce Williams of Amite
Father in law and Mother in law: J.W. “Doc” and Eleanor “Pete” Schilling of Mt. Hermon
Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Juiet and Melinda Schillings of Bolivar, Billy and Laura Shilling, Richard Schilling all of Mt. Hermon
3 Sisters: Jan Thomas of Amite, Paula Williams of Spring, TX, Lisa Primes of Amite
4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Mike and Sherie Williams of Amite, Gary and Theresa Williams of Baton Rouge, Mark Williams of Franklinton, Steve Williams of Amite
Also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews
He was preceded in death by his father Lloyd Williams, grandparents Wecie and Vanda Williams and stepdaughter Krystal Goings Tetreau
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Thursday August 30th 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 Dr. Joe Baugh, Rev. Tony Hicks, and Rev. Micah Rutland officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mike Williams, Gary Williams, Christopher Primes, Tyler Mizell, Juiet Schillings, Chris Tetreau
 
 
Joan Lea Stevens
(September 24, 1943 - August 23, 2012)
Joan Lea Stevens, age 68, born on September 24, 1943 in Pound, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville, LA.
She is survived by a son, Mark (Cindy) Stevens of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren, Matthew Stevens and Miranda Stafford; two sisters, Patricia (Lamar) Knight of Hattiesburg, MS and Linda Poma of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Gary (Ann) Adkins of Pine, LA; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by Ronald A. Stevens; a daughter, Debra Lea Stevens; her father, Robert Gates; her mother, Violet Dotson Gates.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. until the Memorial Service at 6:00 P.M.
 
 
Carlos Singley
(September 27, 1926 - August 23, 2012)
CARLOS OCON SINGLEY, AGE 85
and a resident of Angie passed away at 6 pm Thursday August 23, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Varnado. He was born September 27, 1926 in the Angie Community to Billy and Myrtis Singley and later worked at the Box Plant of Crown Zellerbach in Bogalusa, retiring after 35 years of service. Mr. Carlos was a longtime active member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church until a diagnosis of brain cancer three months ago. He enjoyed the outdoors often fishing with family and friends. Mr. Carlos loved gardening, even having a beautiful garden this year, and always had fresh vegetables to share with everyone. He was especially proud of his large tomatoes.
Mr. Carlos married the love of his life, Bobbie Forbes, 67 years ago on December 21, 1945. He will be missed by all those that knew him because he loved to visit and talk with anyone and he never once met a stranger.
Survived by:
Wife: Bobbie Forbes Singley of Angie
Son and Daughter in law: Waymon and Patricia Singley of Angie
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Jackie and Robert Diehl of Nashville, TN, Beverly and Billy Ray Freeman of Varnado
Brother and Sister in law: Delos and Myrtle Lee Singley of Angie Sister: Marie Seals of Angie
8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Danica and Scott Kirkpatrick, Waymon Eric Singley, Megan and Dustin Lemoine, Jenna Freeman, Candace Singley, Carlos “Cody” Singley, Monica and Eric Cunningham, Shea and Jennifer Diehl 5 Great-grandchildren: Ariel, Blaine, Jace, Wesley and Ben
Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Amber Singley, parents Billy Singley and Myrtis Hines Singley, sister and brother in law Odine Verlie Penton and Clifford Seals, father in law and mother in law Earnest and Bessie Forbes, brother in law and sister in law Harold and Ruby Forbes.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday August 25th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Sunday at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church from 11:30 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Eld. Mark Hobgood, Eld. Clyde Cooper, and Rev. Denny Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Cody Singley, Zachary Seal, Scott Kirkpatrick, Byron Forbes, Kevin Magee, Brandon Jones, Ricky Forbes, Russ Seal
 
 
Audrey Faye Rester
(December 14, 1962 - August 20, 2012)
Audrey Faye Rester, age 49, born on December 14, 1962 in Virginia, a lifelong resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 in Covington, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Rester of Bogalusa, LA; three brothers, Joseph V. "Joey" (April) Hume of Angie, LA, Christopher B. Hume of Bogalusa, LA and Claude B. Hume, III of Hammond, LA; her step-children, Susan Bishop of Georgia, Jamie Phillips of Georgia; T. J. Rester of Arkansas and Kerensa Rester of Arkansas; nine grandchildren; three nieces and three nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Audrey Leonard Hume; her father, Claude Hume, II; a brother, Glenn Alan Hume; step-father, Bernard Joseph Christoforo.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Reba Dian Penton
BORN: December 1, 1951
DIED: August 22, 2012
Reba Dian Gaither Penton age 60 passed away August 22, 2012 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She is survived by her husband Ray Penton of Bogalusa la. Brother Chris Gaither "Jackie" of Poplarville Ms. Sisters Cynthia Spears "Leslie" of Sheridan La, Vicky Lyn Gaither of Angie La, Tina Lacost "Bill" of Baton Rouge La.. Grandchildren Brittany Lee "Tucker" of Bogalusa La, Halie Turner of Pine La. Great-grandchild Brody Lee of Bogalusa La.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Thursday August 23, 2012 from 4 P.M. until 10 P.M. Visitation will continue Saturday August 25, 2012 at the Cullman Funeral Home in Cullman Alabama from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel Sunday August 26, 2012 at 2 P.M. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Good Hope Alabama.
 
 
Johnny Jenkins
(July 8, 1957 - August 20, 2012) 
JOHNNY BOYD JENKINS, AGE 55
and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:00 am Monday August 20, 2012 at his home. He was a longtime resident of Covington and lived near Franklinton since 2003. He was a 13 year member of the Louisiana National Guard in Covington. Johnny was a truck driver for George Osborne Trucking who enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Survived by:
Wife: Charlene Jo Jenkins of Franklinton
Daughter: Suelena Duggar of Seattle, WA
Step-Daughter: Melissa Newton of New Port Richey, FL
Step-Son: Christian Nave of New Port Richey, FL
2 Grandsons: Caleb Jenkins and Ashton Newton
Sister: Peggy Jenkins of Covington
2 Brothers: William George Jenkins of Covington, Buster Earl Jenkins of Mississippi
Close Family Friend: Jolynn Hanna of Ponchatoula
He was preceded in death by his parents Boyd Jenkins and Doris Carlisle Jenkins and a brother Jimmy Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 30th from 5 pm until 7 pm. A memorial service will be held at 7 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stan Adams officiating.
 
 
Charles Ray Pounds
(August 30, 1944 - August 19, 2012)  
NAME OF DECEASED: Charles Ray Pounds
DATE OF DEATH: August 19, 2012
PLACE OF DEATH: Residence
AGE: 67
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: 2 Daughters – Monica (Eric) Dumas of Mandeville, LA, Michelle (Dan Blanc) Pounds of Mandeville, LA
2 Sons – Stephen Craig (Chris) Pounds of Covington, LA, Keith (Martha) Pounds of Columbia, MS
Sisters – Carolyn (Phillip) Pfeffer of Texas, Pat Jordan of Bogalusa, LA and Darlene (Kendall) Miley of Angie, LA
Brothers – Duane Pounds, David Pounds, Sidney Pounds, all of Bogalusa, LA and William Bill (Cecila) Pounds of Franklinton, LA
10 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild
Good Friend – Richard Mitchell of Kentwood, LA
PRECEDED BY: His parents – William H. and Dorothy Mae King Pounds
Brother – James Pounds
Grandson – Stephen Christopher Jenkins
SERVICES: Visitation will begin at 11:00 on Tuesday August 21, 2012 and will continue until the funeral service at 1:00 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.
INTERMENT: Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
MINISTER: Elder Doyle Ball and Rev. Tommy Morgan
 
 
Mildred E. Warner
(December 8, 1925 - August 18, 2012)
NAME OF DECEASED: Mildred E. Warner
DATE OF DEATH: August 18, 201`2

PLACE OF DEATH: LSU Medical Center, Bogalusa, LA
AGE: 86
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: 1 Daughter – Colleen (Roxie) Fornea of Angie, LA
1 Son – Tommy (Tammy) Warner of Bogalusa, LA
1 Brother – Richard Moorman of Slidell, LA Half Brother - Billy Holcomb of South Haven, MS
4 grandchildren – Sheri (James) Wade, Amy (Cary) Moree, Andy Fornea, Chris Warner
6 great grandchildren – Mason Wade, Erik Wade, Cameron Moree, Cooper Moree, Baileigh Warner, Dakota Warner
Daughter-in-Law – Antoinette Warner
PRECEDED BY: Her husband – Colon Warner
1 son – Ricky Warner
1 grandson – Ben Warner
VISITATION: Sunday August 19, 2012 from 6:00 until 9:00 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday August 20, 2012 at 1:00 at Poole- Ritchie Funeral Home
MINISTER: Bro. Ricky Daugherty
INTERMENT: Seal Cemetery
OTHER INFORMATION: She was a member of Love Missionary Baptist Church.
 
 
Thad Wayne Haik
(January 4, 1954 - August 17, 2012)
NAME OF DECEASED: Thad Wayne Haik
DATE OF DEATH: August 17, 2012

PLACE OF DEATH: LSU Medical Center, Bogalusa, LA
AGE: 58
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: 3 Daughters – Wendy Haik of Wiggins, MS, Melissa Haik of Bogalusa, LA, Elizabeth “Nikki” Bonura of Bogalusa, LA
1 Son – Thad Wayne Haik, Jr. of Bogalusa
3 Brothers – Terry Haik of Bogalusa, Espir Haik of Carrier, MS, Greg Haik of Bogalusa, LA
1 Sister – Tammy Ramp of Bogalusa, LA 7 grandchildren
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday August 22, 2012 at 5:00 at his residence 150 Evergreen Rd., Bogalusa, LA
 
 
Laverne Gates Fornea
(June 20, 1926 - August 16, 2012)
Laverne Gates Fornea, age 86, born in Columbia MS on June 20, 1926, a resident of Varnado, LA for more than 60 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Gulfport, MS.
She is survived by her sons, Gregory Neil Fornea of Varnado, LA and Ruffin Daniel (Greta) Fornea of Gulfport, MS; two sisters, Doris (Thad) Pearson of Florence, MS and Carolyn (Carl) Boone of Bunker Hill, MS; four grandchildren, Lorna Fornea, Lillie Fornea, Christi Gill and Shannon Fornea; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Tom Paul Fornea; her son, Tom Paul Fornea, Jr; her parents, Cassie Gates and Lillie Courtney Gates; her brothers, Howard Gates and Neville Gates.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 2:00 P.M until the Funeral Services at 3:00 P.M. with the Rev. Bob Adams to officiate and Interment to follow at R. D. Fornea Cemetery in Varnado, LA.
Special thanks to the staff and her friends at Lakeview Nursing Center, Memorial Hospital and Select Specialty Hospital for caring for and loving her throughout the years. May God bless you all!
"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll be there forever!
 
 
Patsy Carrol Wilkinson Bloomquist
(April 2, 1945 - August 16, 2012)
PATSY CARROL WILKINSON BLOOMQUIST, AGE 67
A resident of Mandeville, native of Franklinton died at 4:20 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville.
She was a 1963 graduate of Franklinton High School and attended LA College. She loved her family, gardening and her animals.
Survived by:
Husband: Robert Alan Bloomquist of Mandeville
2 Sons: Mathew Blain Stewart, Patrick Winston Stewart both of Mandeville
2 Grandchidren: Wylie Leonard and Maela Leonard
Mother: Frances Knight of Franklinton
Sister and brother in law: Martha Knight and Gary Elliott of Ridgway, CO
She was preceded in death by her father Patrick Wilkinson and step father Dr. Wilmer W. Knight.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 1 PM Sunday, August 19, 2012 with a memorial service to be held at 2 PM in the chapel with Rev. Andrew Voss officiating.
In lieu of flowers family prefers donations to St. Tammany Parish Animal Service, 31078 Hwy 36, Lacombe, LA 70445.
 
 
Nelson Bateman Johnson
(August 15, 1924 - August 15, 2012) 
Nelson Bateman Johnson, born August 15, 1924 was a lifelong resident of Angie, Louisiana, and went home to be with the Lord on August 15, 2012, his 88th birthday. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Katherine “Bobbie” Amrhein Johnson , four children, Kathy Johnson Cuthbert (Dan) of Baton Rouge, Mike Johnson (Lori) of Baton Rouge, Lynn Johnson of Oakland, 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, Rosemary Johnson Knight (Esco) of Bogalusa and two sisters-in-law, Jo Ann Helm Johnson (Sid) of Bogalusa and Faye Doris Robbins Johnson (Billy) of New Orleans. Proceeded in death by his father, Paris Johnson, and his mother, Mary Agnes Bateman Johnson, of Angie, two brothers, Paris William, “Billy”, Johnson of New Orleans, and Sidney Ray Johnson of Bogalusa.
Nelson joined the Air Force in 1942 serving in WWII as a member of the 390th Bomb Group, completing 30 bombing missions over Germany and was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Angie Baptist Church and owned Johnson’s Feed Mill until retiring in 2001. He was an avid and sports enthusiast.
A special thanks to Wendy Martin and Dr. William Moore of Cardinal Hospice in Baton Rouge.
Visitation will be 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on Saturday at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Bogalusa, Louisiana. Service will be officiated by Dr. Bryant Barnes following visitation.
In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home or Against The Grain (atghope.org).
 
 
Danny Smith
(August 9, 1965 - August 14, 2012)
DANIEL EDMOND “DANNY” SMITH, AGE 47
And a resident of Franklinton died at 6:36 pm Wednesday August 14, 2012 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born August 9, 1965 in Bogalusa and was known to most as Danny. He was a self-employed carpenter and an avid hunter. Danny was always at peace on his tractor or in his deer stand waiting for his big buck.
Survived by:
His Wife, the love of his life: Norma Jean Warren Smith of Franklinton
2 Daughters and Sons in law: Jean LaCole Smith Donald and Robert Donald, III of Covington, Susan LeAnna Smith and Danny Chain, Jr. of Franklinton
Son: Danny Allen Smith of Franklinton
Grandson: Braiden Cole Smith
Granddaughter: Rylie Anna Chain
Mother: Ruby Lee Keating Smith of Pine
4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Ann and Ray Phelps of Bogalusa, Brenda and Berley Broom of Foxworth, MS, Ruby and Shannon Fish of Kokomo, MS, Betty and John Ginn of Columbus, MS
2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Denford Earl Smith, Rusty and Tina Jones all of Franklinton
Father in law: R.O. Warren of Pine
Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Wilson and Marie Gerald, Rondal and Sherry Warren, Raymond Warren, Tiger and Misty Verdin all of Pine
Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members
He was preceded in death by his father Ernest Junior Smith, a sister Glenda Smith, brother Allen Dale Smith, mother in law Carol Jean Warren and niece Gloria “Faith” Warren
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 16th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Denny Brumfield and Rev. Laroy Keating officiating. Burial will follow in the Warren Cemetery.
 
 
Mary C. Granger
Mary C. Granger born July 5, 1928 passed away August 13, 2012 at L.S.U. Medical Center at the age of 84. She was a a native of Bogalusa and attended Monroe Street Baptist Church.
She survived by a son Jeffery (Lynn) Granger of Bogalusa, two daughters Jean Gains (Kenneth) Thomas and Diane (Toye) Courtney all of Bogalusa, a Daughter-in-Law Lanita Granger. She has 15 Grandchildren, 25 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews , couisins and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by parents Charles Jr.and Juana"Genny" Scianna Granger, two sons Michael Frank Granger and Steve Granger III, three brothers George Scianna, Frank Scianna and Charlie Scianna and a sister Rose Saraceno.
Visitation will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Chapel beginning Wednesday August 15,2012 from 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and again after 8:00 A.M. Thursday August 16, 2012 until service time at 2:00 P M. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate the services with the Interment following at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Kenneth E. Wilson, Sr.
(March 17, 1919 - August 11, 2012)  
Mr. Kenneth E. Wilson, Sr. passed away Saturday August 11, 2012 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA. He was a retired Sales Representative with LP&L and a veteran of WW II serving in the Navy in the South Pacific. He was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church, American Legion Post 24, and the IBEW.
He is survived by his wife Emelda S. Wilson, Bogalusa; his son Kenneth E. (Darlene) Wilson, Jr. of Covington; his daughter Barbara W. Spiers, Bogalusa; his brother Charles(Ruth) Wilson, Oro Valley, AZ; eight grandchildren Debra S. (Tony) Bruno, Bogalusa, O. R. Spiers, Jr., Bogalusa, Joseph L. "Jay" Hall, Jr., Prairieville, Cam Elizabeth Lucas, Prairieville, Joshua (Lindsey) Kalena, Orange, TX, Stephanie (Doug) Clayton, Aspen, CO, Alexis B. Wilson, Covington, and Kenneth E. Wilson, III, Covington. He is also survived by a son-in-law Joe Hall, Baton Rouge, LA; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wilson, his daughter Linda W. Hall, a son-in-law O. R. Spiers, Sr., 3 brothers Woodrow W. Wilson. Norman E. Wilson and James Wilson, 2 sisters Clotilde Blower and Lucille Perrett.
Visitation will be Monday, August 13, 2012 from 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue Tuesday August 14, at 10:00 AM until service time. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Poole-Ritchie Chapel with Reverend Clay Norwood officiating and interment will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony and Justin Bruno, Jay Hall, Kenny Wilson,III, Joshua Kalena, O. R. Spiers, JR., Larry Libert and Rick Adams.
 
 
Marilyn Strahan
(Died August 11, 2012)
RESIDENCE: Slidell, LA
SURVIVED BY: 1 Sister – Jo Ann Creel of Brandon, MS
1 Brother – Michael Kevin Strahan of Bogalusa, LA
2 Grandchildren – Seth and Lana Strahan of Pearl River, LA
Uncles – Quincie (Charlene) Adams and Marvin Adams of Bogalusa, LA
Nephews – Derek Willis, Joel Creel, Ethan Creel
PRECEDED BY: A Son- Kevin E. Strahan
VISITATION: Will be Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. Until 9:00p.m. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Chapel
FUNERAL SERVICE:Will be Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:00a.m. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Chapel
MINISTER: Elder Glynn Erwin
INTERMENT: Reuben Adams Memorial Cemetery.
 
 
Betty Zeagler
(July 3, 1920 - August 11, 2012)
PLACE OF DEATH:Residence
AGE: 92
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: 1 Daughter – Catherine Jayne (Buck) Ramsey of Spicewood, TX
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Her husband – Charles Lee Zeagler
Her Parents – Richard and Lillian Olsen
VISITATION: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel TIME:Wednesday, August 15, 2012, from 10:00a.m. Until 2:00p.m.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel TIME:Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 2:00p.m.
MINISTER: Dr. Jim Stayton
ENTOMBMENT: Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum
OTHER INFORMATION: She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a graduate from the University of Michigan, taught at Northside and Columbia Street Schools and was a member of the Golden Girls of the Bogalusa Country Club.
 
Johnnie B. Jenkins
(February 9, 1923 - August 10, 2012) 

RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: 1 Daughter – Darlene (Dave) Hargett of Burnett, TX
1 Son – Chris (Debbie Tolar) Jenkins of Abita Springs, LA
1 Sister – Lillie Mae (Joe) Scelfo of Bogalusa, LA
1 Sister-in-Law – Norma Jenkins of Bogalusa, LA
3 Grandchildren – Clay and Leah Jenkins and Eric Hargett
2 Great Grandchildren – Claire Jenkins and Westin Jenkins Bush
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
PRECEDED BY: Her Husband – Houston “Pop” Jenkins
2 Sisters – Elaine Penton and Theo Taylor
VISITATION: Will be Monday, August, 13, 2012 from 9:30a.m. Until 2:00p.m. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Chapel
FUNERAL SERVICE: Will be Monday, August 13, 2012 at 2:00p.m. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Chapel
MINISTER: Rev. Bob Adams
INTERMENT: Ponemah Cemetery
OTHER INFORMATION: She was a member of First Baptist Church and also a former owner of the Thrifty Shop.
 
Edith Murphy LeBlanc
(February 26, 1921 - August 12, 2012)
Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. The world lost one of a kind on Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Biloxi, MS. Her very long full life was one of loving wife for almost 50 years, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was one of seven children born to the late Omer & Rosabelle Smith Murphy in Kempton, Indiana in 1921. Edith Murphy LeBlanc came to Louisiana in 1929 and resided in Franklinton for over 75 years and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Windham Joseph “Pops” LeBlanc in 1987. Edith’s siblings, Johnny, Robert, Charlie and Della Mae Parker and Rosemary Peters have all gone before her leaving one sister living in Rhode Island, Willene Mederies. Pops and Edith raised four children in their homes on Bene Street in Franklinton; Barbara Ann LeBlanc Taylor (husband Ray) of Franklinton, LA, Patricia LeBlanc Heurtin (husband Derrill) of St. Francisville, LA , Windham Renoir LeBlanc (wife Kay Spencer LeBlanc) of Ponchatoula and Brannon Aumont LeBlanc (wife Wanda Gatlin LeBlanc ) of Biloxi, MS. Edith recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a large family reunion in Slidell, LA with her children and many of her 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren present, ranging in ages from 54 to 1 ½ years old. Edith’s love of her family was tantamount but shared her heart with the beauty of God’s plants and flowers. She surrounded herself with native plants and flowers by rooting, cultivating and growing gorgeous creations many times from just a simple cutting. The phrase “green thumb” was surely an appropriate name for this Irish beauty. Edith’s body will be laid to rest by Crain’s Funeral Home next to her late husband, Windham Joseph “Pops” LeBlanc on Tuesday, August 14th after a funeral service at First Baptist Church on Main Street in Franklinton, LA. Visitation will be at the church from noon until 2:00 p.m. with funeral service conducted by Rev. Paul Watts. Burial to follow at Ellis Cemetery in Franklinton, LA. Friends and family are encouraged to attend and relate your favorite story of Edith. Edith loved to put on her make-up, jewelry and finest clothes even at the end of her days as a resident of the Emeritus Assisted Living of Biloxi, MS and would surely enjoy seeing her family and friends all dressed up in her honor and memory. During a lengthy illness, it is the care and support of special people that make a loved one’s life dignified and their passing bearable for their family. Special thanks to the ICU staff of Biloxi Regional Medical Center and the caring and devoted staff of Saad Health Care of D’Iberville, MS including Dorothy Dunning, Administrator, Nurses Rose Sliman, Joanne Lizanna and CNA Joanne Crenshaw. These devoted professionals made her last days on earth pain free and dignified. May God Bless Your All!
 
 
Inez Smith Russell
(February 10, 1921 - August 9, 2012)
Inez Smith Russell, a loving mother, age 91, born on February 10, 1921 in Bogue Chitto, MS, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at her residence in Angie, LA after a lengthy illness.
She was a charter member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bogalusa, LA and she retired from Crown Zellerbach Bag Plant.
She is survived by a daughter, Marion (Ralph) Pierce of Angie, LA; a son, Charles Russell of Angie, LA; two sisters, Helen Boyd of Prairieville, LA and Frances Roberts of Clanton, AL; four brothers, J. W. Smith of Meadeville, MS, Clifford Smith of Mesquite, TX, Claude Smith of Bogue Chitto, MS and Frank Smith of Mansura, LA; five grandchildren; Chuck (Tracy) Russell, Crystal (Toney) Corkern, Randy (Susan) Russell, Scott (Cathy) Pierce and Melanie (Steve) Hoover; sixteen great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special caregiver and friend, Loucrisie Reynolds, who gave her love and care for seven years; other special caregivers, Cloyce Crain, Betty Watson, Janez Johnston, Sherry Schillings and Brenda Chance; her granddaughter and special caregiver, Crystal Corkern and a great-granddaughter and caregiver, Jessica Corkern.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse W. Russell; her parents, Jacob I. Smith and Viola Morgan Smith; three sisters, Tera Brister, Lucille Williamson, and Lois Boyd; two brothers, Carey Smith and Leroy Smith; a daughter-in-law, Eloise Russell.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 5:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Paul Clark to officiate and Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Summit, MS
Active Pallbearers will be, Steve Hoover, Scott Pierce, Drake Pierce, Jeremy McClendon, Matthew Corkern and Jeremy Bell.
The family wishes to thank the nurses at Ultra Home Health for years of special care and Larry Lee of Camellia Hospice for his compassionate care.
 
 
Webber Jarrell
BORN: May 26, 1926
DIED: August 6, 2012
Webber Jarrell born May 26, 1926 passed away August 6, 2012 at the age of 86 at his residence in Carriere, MS. He was a retired foreman with the L.S.U. Forestry Department, and also served as the Minister and member of Temple Baptist Church here in Bogalusa.Webber was also a Veteran of WWII and received a Purple Heart during his service in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife Eloise Jarrell of Carriere MS., a son Hayward (Cynthia) Jarrell of Bogalusa, a daughter Darlene (Ned) McCain of Sandy Hook MS., two sisters Ruby Furgerson of Texas and Delphaia Schattgen of TN., six Grandchildren, Bridgett (Spencer) DeLeon, Jason Jarrell, Russell McCain, Teneal (Jon) Kennedy, Sarah Jarrell, and Ashley (Brian) Este, and Eight Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Webber was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Ora Jarrell, a brother William Jarrell, and two sisters Zelda Kenmore and Elsie Kennedy.
Visitation will be held Tuesday August 7, 2012 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home starting from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and again after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday August 8, 2012 until service time at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Carl Beech, Rev. Albert Schattgen, and Rev. Lynn Martin will be officiating the services. The Interment will follow in the Henlyfield Cemetery located in Henlyfield, MS.
 
 
Charles Albert Keaton
BORN: October 6, 1924
DIED: August 6, 2012
Charles Albert Keaton, 87, born October 6, 1924 passed away Monday, August 06, 2012 at his home. He was born in, and was a longtime resident of Bogalusa. He was a member and deacon of Memorial Baptist church of Bogalusa. He was retired from the Crown-Zellerbach corporation after 42 years of employment. He was a United States Naval veteran of World War II. He was also a longtime scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Verna Lee Keaton of Bogalusa; his 4 children, Charles P. Keaton (Marianne) of Milam, TX; Russell W. Keaton (Beth) of Bogalusa; Earl B. Keaton (Cuba Gwen) of Pine Bluff, Ark; A. Royce Keaton (Tina) of Bogalusa, his 13 grandchildren, as well as 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bienville C. Keaton; his mother, Terah A. Applewhite Keaton; as well as 6 brothers & 7 sisters.
Visitation was held Tuesday August 7, 2012 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home. Visitation will continue today, August 8, 2012 from 10 am until 3pm at Brown-McGehee Funeral home. Funeral service begins at 3pm followed by interment at Hillview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Phil, Kyle, Chris, Adam, Jason, James, John, and Alex Keaton.
Memorials may be sent to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 4196 Monroe, LA 71211-4196 or Memorial Baptist Church, 1509 S. Columbia St. Bogalusa, La 70427
 
 
Ernie Dale Knight,Sr.
(August 17, 1941 - August 2, 2012)  
Ernie Dale Knight,Sr. a United States Air Force Veteran, a resident of Slidell, LA, age 70, born on August 27, 1941 in Tylertown, MS, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Slidell, LA.
He is survived by one daughter, Patricia D. (Jerry) Grantham of Brandon, MS; two sons, Ernie "Skip" D. (Rose) Knight, Jr. of Noble, LA and Albert Todd (Dawn) Knight of Slidell, LA; one brother, Wilmer Glen Knight of Covington, LA; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon A. Knight and Eloise Thomas Knight; two brothers, Charles Knight and Hilton Knight.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the American Legion Veteran's Cemetery in Ponemah Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Helen Dillon Pittman
(May 11, 1933 - August 5, 2012)
HELEN DILLON PITTMAN, AGE 79
And a resident of the Sheridan Community died at 1:00 pm Sunday August 5, 2012 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born on May 11, 1933 and was a long time member of Central Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Pittman worked in the Bag division of Crown Zellerbach for 25 years, later serving as a supervisor.
Survived by:
Brother: Britton Rowell of Holden
Nieces: Joni Daniels, Rebecca Mixon, Samantha Rowell, Lottie Rowell all of Holden
Nephew: Britton B. Rowell, II of Holden
Other Family members: Jeanette Fisher of Tylertown, MS, Emmer Dugas of Albany, Lloyd Dale Slocum of Florida, Steven Dillon, Yvonne Dillon both of Tylertown
She was preceded in death by her husband Bennie Matt Pittman, her parents Fred Dillon and Lottie Smith Dillon, 3 sisters Emmer Dillon, Mentoria King, Jeanette Sloan, a brother Fred Dillon and David Louis Kenney, Sr.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday August 7th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Doyle Ball and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Entombment will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.
 
 
Ernest Joseph Lester, Jr.
(July 20, 1948 - August 4, 2012)
ERNEST (E.J.) JOSEPH LESTER, JR., AGE 64
And a resident of Mt. Hermon Community died at 8:46 pm Saturday August 4, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family after a two year battle with cancer. He retired from St. Tammany School Board as a Maintenance Forman. He easily made friends with those he met and enjoyed helping in any way he could.
Survived by:
Wife of 45 years: Evelyn Montecino Lester of Mt. Hermon
Two daughters and son in law: Dawn Lester Courtney of Nashville, TN, Kelly Lester Smith and Ronald Smith of Mt. Hermon
Son: Ernest (E.J.) Joseph Lester III of Mt. Hermon
Sister: Linda Lester of North Carolina
Brothers and Sisters in Law: Curtis (Pat) and Helen Lester of Mt. Hermon, William (Ricky) and Cindy Lester of Covington
Brothers in Law and Sisters in Law: John Montecino of Mt. Hermon, Claude Montecino of Covington, Nancy and Sonny Allemand of Franklinton, Gloria and Collins Arcement of Belle Chase, Joy Montecino of Covington
6 Grandchildren: Garry Courtney, Jr., George Sandifer III, Jordan Sandifer, E.J. Lester IV, Makinna Lester, Kaila Lester
He was preceded by his parents Ernest Joseph Lester, Sr. and Josephine Ditta Lester, 2 brothers in law Morris Montecino and Jessie Montecino.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday August 6th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeremy Ingram officiating. Burial will follow in the Joiner Cemetery near Loranger.
 
 
Harlan H. Irvine, Sr.
BORN: January 11, 1935
DIED: August 1, 2012
Harlan H. Irvine Sr. age 77 passed away Aug. 1, 2012 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He served his country as a Green Beret in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife Sherry Flynn Irvine of Bogalusa La. Sons Harlan Irvine Jr. of Bogalusa La. and Charles Kevin Irvine of Dallas Tx. Daughters Angela Sullivan of Jackson Ms and Amy Creighton of Pittsburgh Pa, brothers Harbert Irvine of Bogalusa La. and Calvin Eugene "Hap" Irvine of Bogalusa La. Sisters Ethel Seiler of Orange Tx. And Daisey Knight of Bogalusa La, nine grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by a son Dudley Irvine, parents Louie and Minnie Irvine and brothers Danny and David Irvine.
Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m and will continue Saturday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the V.A. Plot in Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Alfred Hermon Nobles
(July 20, 1929 - July 31, 2012) 
ALFRED H. NOBLES, AGE 83
And a resident of Pass Christian died at 3:10 PM Tuesday at the VA Medical Center in Biloxi.
He was a member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church.
Survived by:
Wife: Marjorie McInnis Nobles of Pass Christian
Brother and sister in law: Denver and Vera Nobles of Pine
Sister: Ollie Cadenhead of Spring Creek
Several step children
He was preceded in death by his parents George Washington and Caroline Arneise Miley Nobles, 4 brothers T.C. Nobles, Delos Nobles, J.F. Nobles and Benton Nobles, and 3 sisters Martha Lott, Audrey Jenkins and an infant sister.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Midway Missionary Baptist Church with Eld. Billy Pierce officiating.
 
 
Cuba Nella Watson
(June 9, 1944 - July 30, 2012)
Ms. Cuba Nella Watson was a resident of Franklinton, LA, passed away at the age 68 on July 30,2012 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA.
She leaves to cherish her memories one son, Kevin L. Watson of United Emirates;two brothers, Kalvin R. Vernon of Texas and Rondy L. Vernon of Angola, LA; two sisters, Toni Glasper of Texas and Cheryl Warren of Franklinton, LA; and one grandchild.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday,August 6,2012 at 11:00 AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinon, LA - with Rev. Terrence August,Officiating.
 
 
Vivian Thomas
BORN: January 28, 1931
DIED: August 1, 2012
Vivian O'quin Thomas born January 28, 1938 passed away August 1,2012 at the age the age of 81. She as a longtime resident of Bogalusa. She was a retired employee of the Bogalusa School System and was a member of Love Missionary Baptist Church.
She survived by a son Perry Joseph (JoAnne) Thomas of Folsom, and two daughters Vergie (Eugene) Nolan of Bogalusa and Vickie Lynn Fontenot of Bush, six grandchildren Perry Matthew Nolan, Crystal Gayle Nolan, Christopher John Fontenot, Paul Joseph Fontenot Bethany Haze Yarborough, Jacob Chase Yarborough, Lilly Yarborough and one great- grandchild Lilly Yarborough and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by parents Richard and Vergie O'quin and her husband Perry Thomas.
Visitation will be Saturday August 7, 2012 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 12:00 noon. Rev. Rodney Graham and Rev. Glynn Erwin will be officiating the services. Interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery located in Bogalusa.
 
 
Willow Branch
(Died August 2, 2012) 
 
Willow Branch, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in Baton Rouge, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments which are incomplete at this time.
 
 
Dorothy Seal
(January 19, 1923 - July 31, 2012) 
Dorothy Seal, age 89, a resident of Gulfport, MS and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Gulfport, MS.
She was the Director of Advertising at the Bogalusa Daily News and a member of Elizabeth Sullivan United Methodist Church in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Jones of Gulfport, MS, Becky Stanley of Gulfport, MS; one son, Robert Seal of Baton Rouge, LA
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 P.M. with a Graveside Service at 1:30 P.M. at Ellis Cemetery with Rev. Tom Dolph officiating.
 
 
Millard Butch Sherman , Jr.
BORN: November 15, 1952
DIED: July 30, 2012
Millard A. "Butch" Sherman Jr. born November 15, 1952 passed away July 30,2012 at his residence at the age of 59. He was born in Poplaville, MS. and a longtime resident of Bogalusa.
He is survived by his wife Judy Sherman of Bogalusa, father Millard A. Sherman of Poplarville MS., a son Stephen Sherman of New Orleans, a step-son Corey Camp of Mandeville and a step-daughter Kathy Crain also of Mandeville, a brother John Sherman of Poplarville MS. 3 sisters Elizabeth Dickerson, Joy Joubert, and Regina Lee all of Poplarville MS. 2 grandchildren Trey and Ayrian Sherman and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by mother Ruby Amacker Sherman, and a son Shawn Sherman.
Visiation will be held August 1, 2012 at Brown-McGehee starting at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 12:00 noon. Rev. Tommy Varnado will be officiating the services with the Interment following at the Pine Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery located in Pine, La.
 
 
Timothy Daniel Jacob, Jr.
(September 16, 1988 - July 30, 2012) 
Timothy Daniel Jacob, Jr. 23 years old, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012. He was born September 16, 1988, which was the happiest day of his parents lives. Tim was employed at Hercules Offshore. He is survived by his parents, Timothy Daniel Jacob, Sr. and Paulette Haaga Jacob; his son, Daniel Aiden Jacob; his sisters and brother-in-law, Pamela and John Meisner and Erica Young; and his nephews and niece, Storm and Braeden Meisner and Gabrielle Young, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his lifelong pet of 17 years, a Quaker parakeet named Kiwi, whom he loved very much. Tim had a compassion and love of nature and animals, and enjoyed to cook and play video games. From the time Tim was born, he was known for his great generosity to all. We will miss you so very badly, Tim. You leave behind a huge hole in our lives and hearts. God keep you in His living arms.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M, with a Rosary at 5:30 P.M.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Joseph's Abbey in Covington, LA on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Father Jude Isreal will officiate with Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Abbey Cemetery in Covington, LA.
 
 
Peggy Ann King
(September 12, 1953 - July 28, 2012)
PEGGY ANN WHITEHEAD KING, AGE 58
And a resident of Bogalusa died at 7:45 am Saturday July 28, 2012 at Northshore Specialty Hospital. She loved her pet dogs and enjoyed spending time on the porch. She was always a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Survived by:
Son and Daughter in law: Ellie W. King, Jr. and Donna King of Enon
Daughter and Son in law: Lillie V. Freeman and Gary Freeman, Jr. of Bogalusa
Four Best Friends: Gary Freeman, Sr. and Brenda Freeman, Katie Saucier and Tiger Freeman
15 Grandchildren: Tiffany Smith, Crystal King, Dillon Warner, Austin Warner, Lindsey C. King, Amber Warner, Amanda King, Joshua King, Jazmine Saucier, Cody Saucier, Hannah Freeman, Shawn Saucier, Madysan Freeman, Shyann Freeman, Lucas Freeman
2 Great-grandchildren: Demetrius “Tamya” Whittean and Chino Whittean
6 Sisters: Juanita Jenkins, Wyoma Howell, Lela Mae Gotchuaw, Dorothy “Dot” Hill, Betty L. Whitehead, Mary L. Anthony
2 Brothers: Floyd Whitehead, Eugene “Buster” Whitehead
Also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
She was preceded in death by her husband Lindsey D. King, daughter Linda “Polly” Whitehead, parents Walter Wesley Whitehead and Eva Granger Whitehead, sister “Pigeon” W. Gill, 4 brothers Lloyd Whitehead, Thomas Whitehead, Dewitt Whitehead, Butch Whitehead, mother in law and father in law Lillie Mae Corkern King and Delos Manuel King, also a niece, nephew and several brothers in law.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday August 1st from 7 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in Knight Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary donations on Mrs. King’s behalf to assist the family in final expenses.
Pallbearers: Austin Warner, Gary Freeman, Sr., Elmer Jones, Lindsey C.