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Marlene Jordan
(December 12, 1958 - October 27, 2014) 
MARY MARLENE JORDAN, AGE 56 and a resident of Pine died early Monday morning October 27, 2014 at her home. Marlene was always a very loving person that was willing to help anyone at any time anyway that they needed. She cared for her children, grandchildren and even any other little children that she could. Marlene enjoyed playing with her pet dog but cherished all the time spent together with her family.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: James and Kalyn Jordan of Pine, James Paul Jordan and Kim Jordan of Folsom; Daughter and Son in law: Dawn and Andy Rick of Franklinton; Adopted Son and Daughter in law: Tyler and Jennifer Applegate of Poplarville, MS; Grandchildren: Stacy Blouin, Cameron Jordan, Gracie Bankston, Blair Bankston, Lilly Bankston, McKenzie Jordan; Adopted Grandchildren: McKayla Spears, Joshlyn Spears, Charlie Applegate; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Margaret and Marlin Jenkins, Ester Lou and Johnny Ray Spears all of Franklinton; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Frank and Terisa Sumrall of Montrose, CO, Donald Dwayne and Liz Sumrall, Gary Dale and Geneva Sumrall, H.L. and Regina Sumrall all of Franklinton; Former Daughter in law: Shelly Jordan of Folsom; Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert Sumrall and Hazel Lambert Sumrall, 3 sisters Evelyn Spears, Mevlyn Hartzog Starns and Carol Jean Warren and a brother Dorman Sumrall.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday October 29th from 9 am until the funeral service at 2:30 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Brian Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in Nobles Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Josh Spears, Tyler Applegate, J.P. Jordan, Andy Rick, J.W. Sumrall, Cody Sumrall
Honorary Pallbearers: Frank Sumrall and Lavell Sumrall
 
Walton Theodore Alford
(August 8, 1929 - October 28, 2014) 
Walton Theodore Alford, age 85, born on August 8, 1929, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a member and deacon of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church. He worked as a Pipefitter at the Paper Mill. He worked at the Bogalusa Medical Center in his earlier years.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Sharp Alford of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Cindy (Eddie) Greer of Denham Springs, LA, Teresa (Paul) LeBlanc of Bogalusa, LA and Deborah (Richard) Boleware of Richland, MS; one son, Walton Randall (Becky) Alford of Prairieville, LA; one brother, Royce Wayne (Hilda) Alford of Dayton, TX; four grandchildren, Alyssa LeBlanc, Blake Boleware, Jacob Alford and Megan Alford.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Glenda Merle Riley Little Moore
(March 14, 1933 - October 26, 2014) 
Glenda Merle Riley Little Moore, age 81, born on March 14, 1933 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She was the oldest active member of Ben's Ford Baptist Church and Senior Sunday School Class Treasurer. Jessamine Chapter #82 Order of the Eastern Star Worthy Matron and Grand Martha for the State of Louisiana and Mother of the Rainbow Girls.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Buddy Little and her second husband; Joe W. Moore; her son, Greg Little; her parents, Emri Riley and Annie Anderson Riley; her brothers, J.C. Riley and Milton Riley.
She is survived by one daughter, Margaret (Skipper) Creel; two sons, Terry Little and Gerald (Connie) Little; step-children, Stanley Moore, Kathy (Glenn) Wallace, Diane (Jerry) Lewis, Lisa Hobgood, Lori (Nonzzie) Williams; fourteen grandchildren, Shane Creel, Kevin Moore, Stacey Rester, Jennifer Lewis, Ryan Payne, Justin Payne, Ethan Hobgood, Zachary Little, Joseph Ditcharo, Brittany Maxwell, Brian Maxwell, Heather McKnight, April Little-Bell and Derek Little; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Rick Moore.
Visitation will be held at Ben's Ford Baptist Church on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 4:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Ben's Ford Baptist Church on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lynn Martin, Rev. Caleb Martin and Rev. Jim Byrd officiating. Interment to follow at Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Kevin Moore, Derek Little, Jay Bell, Brian Maxwell, Danny Ray Freeman and Zack Little.
Honorary Pallbearers will be, Shane Creel, Skipper Creel, Glenn Wallace and Jerry Lewis.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John F. Marshall
(August 9, 1928 - October 26, 2014) 
John F. Marshall passed away on October 26th, 2014 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. Born August 9th, 1928 to Mina and Harry Marshall in Cairo, Illinois. He moved to New Orleans after high school, and graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Civil Engineering. A veteran of both WWII and Korea, John enjoyed a long and successful career, and was a past president of the Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In his spare time, he was an avid hunter, fisherman, photographer, genealogist, and wood carver. He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Patricia Spitzfaden Marshall, and sons David (Judy) of Bogalusa, and Charles (Lynda) of Metairie, grandchildren Kevin and Laura Marshall and Denice Ott, Brian LeBlanc, and Lisa Restel. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and his dear cousin Linda (Mac) Adams. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial gathering at POOLE-RITCHIE FUNERAL HOME, 216 Alabama Ave., Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 9:00am until 11:00am on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014. A brief interment service will follow at 2:00pm at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org).
Ruby Lee Ard
(January 31, 1917 - October 24, 2014) 
RUBY LEE GRAHAM ARD, AGE 97 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:10 am Friday October 24, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center. She was former longtime employee of Western Auto in Franklinton and a member of San Pedro Missionary Baptist Church. Ruby enjoyed quilting and making crafts which she often shared with her family. She enjoyed gardening and tending her flowers and was well known for making delicious jellies and jams.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and a Son in law: Gayle A. Collier of Covington, Von Adams, Kaye and Brad Orman all of Franklinton; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: A.J. and Lurline Ard of Alexandria, Heyward and Elizabeth Ard of Franklinton, Grady and Frances Ard of Hammond; 12 Grandchildren; 21 Great-grandchildren; 3 Great-great-grandchildren; Sister in law: Elsie Graham of Kentwood; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Vernie Ard, a son Paul Ard, grandson James Heyward Ard, her parents Benton Evander Graham and Esther Rouse Graham, 2 sisters and 4 brothers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday October 27th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Burdette Thomas and Bro. Derrick Dantin officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are her 8 grandsons Jeff Ard, Mike Ard, Chris Ard, Russell Adams, Billy Adams, Ben Adams, Carlo Ard, Blake Orman
 
Barbara Ann Bankston Carter
(September 21, 1929 - October 23, 2014) 
BARBARA ANN BANKSTON CARTER, AGE 85 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday afternoon October 23, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of Centenary United Methodist Church of Franklinton and a former antique dealer. She was an interior decorator that helped countless families and businesses through her own company Decorating Showroom. Barbara used her artistic ability to draw plans and design numerous homes in the area and she also enjoyed painting. She was chosen as the Franklinton Citizen of the Year in 2005 by the Bogalusa Daily News.
Survived by: Husband of 63 years: Haley M. Carter of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Ann Carter, Connie and Robert Atkinson all of Baton Rouge; Son and Daughter in law: Haley M. “Mark” Carter, Jr. and Candi Carter of Lafayette; 4 Grandsons and a Spouse: Brian and Joyce Carter, Alex Carter, Carter Atkinson, Kevin Atkinson; A Great-granddaughter: Grace Madelyn Carter; Sister and Brother in law: Evelyn and Bud Johnson of Baton Rouge; Brother: Walter Bankston of Baton Rouge; Sister in law: Patty Bankston of Baton Rouge; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents Roland Bankston and Marion Blount Bankston, a brother Albert Bankston and sister in law Alice Bankston.
Visitation will be at Centenary Methodist Church; 1015 Cleveland St., Franklinton; Sunday October 26th from 1 pm until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 3 pm Sunday with Rev. Steve Bush and Rev. Gene Richards officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
 
Lloyd Houston Lazar McGraw
(November 29, 1942 - October 22, 2014) 
Lloyd Houston Lazar McGraw, born on November 29, 1942, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
He is survived by three daughters, Laurie Lofton and husband Jay of Jackson, MS, Samantha Mizell and husband Marty of Bogalusa, LA, Luci Smithhart of Galveston, TX; three sisters, Jimmie Street and husband Jim of Clinton, MS, Carmaleta Combs and husband David of Houston, TX, Jessie McGraw of Pulaski, MS; one brother, James Ricky McGraw and wife Jackie of Palm Coast, FL; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by one son, "Snooker McGraw; and his wife of 30 years Phylis McGraw.
There will be a Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Church of United Faith, 1100 Marshall Richardson Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Rose Graham
(July 25, 1932 - October 22, 2014) 
Rose Graham, age 82, born on July 25, 1932 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James M. Graham; her parents, Cary H. Camp and Violet Carey McCullough Camp; two brothers, Shelby Camp and James "Bud" Camp.
She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Graham; two grandchildren, Misty Gallodoro and Kellie Stewart; one great-grandchild, Trinity Gallodoro; a sister-in-law, Mildred Camp; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Thomas Patton Wagoner
(May 4, 1940 - October 20, 2014) 
Thomas Wagoner, age 74, passed away at the Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, Plano TX on Monday, October 20, 2014.  He served in the United States Marine Corp.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Wagoner; two daughters, Monique A. Pritchard and Tanya K. Thur; four grandchildren, Mason, Emma, Hannah and Haley Pritchard; two sisters, Judy Pierce and Jennie Knight; three brothers, Kenneth, Joe and Chet Wagoner.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Edwin Wagoner and Jennie Doris Patton Wagoner.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be at 3:00 P.M. with Brandon M. Case officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Bobby McElveen
(October 31, 1929 - October 19, 2014) 
BOBBY MCELVEEN, AGE 84 and a resident of the Sunny Hill Community died at 6 pm Sunday October 19, 2014 at his home. He retired after 35 years of service at Dairyman, Inc., was a longtime member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and a United States Army veteran. Bobby was an avid deer hunter who enjoyed tending his very large gardens over the years. He was always a devoted father and grandfather to his loving family.
Survived by: Longtime caregiver, companion and friend Murlie Stevens; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Debi and Larry Sharp of Sunny Hill, Sheryl Lee of Mesquite, TX; Son in law: Roland Parsons of Mt. Hermon; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: DeShae and Lemuel Oubre of Westwego, Bridgette Parsons of Mt. Hermon, Kaci Parsons of Hattiesburg, MS, Blake McElveen, Cameron McElveen both of Dallas, TX, Braeden Parsons of Hattiesburg; 7 Great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by daughter Terri Parsons, an infant son Randy Scott McElveen, great-grandson Terry Parsons, his parents Harvey and Eula McElveen, 1 brother and 6 sisters.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday October 21st 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. Mike Stafford and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Harriet Bullock
(August 20, 1916 - October 17, 2014) 
HARRIET CROWE BULLOCK, AGE 98 and a resident of the Stoney Point Community died at 3:40 pm Friday October 17, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a lifelong member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church who enjoyed time outdoors. She always enjoyed working in her yard and tending her garden.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Lane and Annette Bullock, Earl and Myra Beth Bullock all of Stoney Point; 3 Grandchildren and Spouses: Darlene Bullock and August Fugate of Franklinton, Steve and Tanya Bullock of Slidell, Zac Bullock of Franklinton; 7 Great-grandchildren: Madison, Logan, Camryn, Dalton, Holden, Makynin, Colston; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Alton A. Bullock, her parents George Crowe and Effie Walker Crowe, and several sisters and brothers.
Visitation will be at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church Monday October 20th from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Eld. Donnie Broome and Eld. Brent King officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 
Effie Miley Fleming
(November 5, 1924 - October 16, 2014) 
Effie Miley Fleming, age 89, born on November 5, 1924 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at her residence in Franklinton, LA.
She is survived by a daughter, Diane Caldwell of Bogalusa, LA and by a son, Milton Wayne (Jennifer) Fleming of Franklinton, LA; five grandchildren, John H. (Nicole) Caldwell of Thomas, LA; Amy Caldwell (Al) Branch, Mechelle Fleming Schilling, and Matt Fleming all of Franklinton, LA, and Mitch Fleming of Hammond, LA; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caroline & Albert Branch, III, Brody Scott, Allie Christine and Emmalee Kate Schilling, John Thomas and Connor Nicholas Caldwell.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Milton Fleming; her parents, Melton Miley and Posey Stanford Miley.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 2:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Ben's Ford Baptist Church on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Lynn Martin, Bro. Caleb Martin and Bro. Jimmy Byrd officiating. Interment to follow at Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers, Brody Schilling, Albert Branch, III, Paul Hunt, Danny Graves, Don Merrett and Lavern Jenkins.
Honorary Pallbearers, John Thomas and Connor Nicholas Caldwell.
 
Nettie F. Williams
BORN: October 11, 1924
DIED: October 13, 2014
Nettie F Williams age 90, passed away Oct. 13, 2014 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home in Franklinton, La. She was a resident of Angie La, and a member of Monroe Creek Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons all of Angie La, Toxie Williams Jr. "Sherry", Donald Williams "Paulette", and Larry L. Williams "Beverly". One daughter Diane Plohetski "Victor" of Tylertown, Ms. Eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Toxie H. Williams Sr., son Phillip Williams, parents Albert and Eula Easterling, brothers C.A. Easterling, Robert Evan Easterling, Steve Easterling, aand Harry Joe Easterling, and a sister Jean Knippers.
Visitation will be held at Brown McGehee Funeral Home Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery. Elder Glynn Stewart and Elder Doyle Ball will officiate.
 
Howard Harold Woodward
(February 12, 1945 - October 8, 2014) 
Harold Woodward died Wednesday October 8, 2014 in Bogalusa, La. He was a resident of Franklinton, La. He was 69 year old.
He is survived by 3 daughters Teesha (Randall) Kennedy, Stacie Woodward and Amanda Woodward and one son Lance Woodward.
Visitation will be Tuesday October 14 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM with a Memorial Service at 6:00 PM at Poole-Ritchie Funeral in Bogalusa, LA
 
Cindy Brooks
(August 1, 1971 - October 3, 2014) 
CYNTHIA ELLEN “CINDY” BROOKS, AGE 43 and a resident of Denham Springs died at 12:20 pm Friday October 3, 2014 at her home. She was a former resident of Washington Parish who enjoyed getting her hair and nails done. Cindy worked as a nanny for her two sweethearts, Chase and Trey. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, at their many family gatherings.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Courtney and Ryan Wertz of Franklinton; 2 Grandchildren: Hunter Wertz, Summer Wertz; Husband: Paul Brooks of Franklinton; Mother and Step-father: Natalie Barber Brumfield and Jimmy Brumfield of Franklinton; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Vincent and Melinda Barber of Franklinton, John and Bridget Barber of Tylertown, Mathew and Jennifer Barber of Franklinton, Bradley and Monica Barber of Thomas; Special Friends: William Spence, Kellie Tuberville both of Denham Springs, Crystal Hughes of Franklinton; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her father Wesley Barber.
Visitation will be Saturday October 4th at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church from 3 pm until the funeral service Sunday at 2 pm with Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Aaron Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Tabernacle Church Cemetery.
 
George Wilbur Jones, Sr.
(May 13, 1936 - October 3, 2014)
George Wilbur Jones, Sr., age 78 and a resident of Varnado, LA, passed away on Friday, October 3, 2014 at his residence in Varnado, LA.
George was employed for 18 years at Joe Miles Lumber Company and worked at Fornea and Sons Trucking. He quit school at an early age to go to work to help provide for his mother and father and brothers and sisters. He has been a hard worker all of his life. He loved his family and he loved his Lord. He was a gentle, humble man and never raised his voice to anyone. Everyone loved him and he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. He loved to farm and shared his crops with many people. He also loved to fish and spend time at his camp on the Pearl River. His life was his family; his wife; children; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He always told his wife and children how much he loved them and appreciated everything they've done for him. Little did he know, it was him who taught his family how to love and serve unconditionally. This was his true testimony of his love for God and his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jessie Merle Jones. She stood by his side through all his sickness for many years and never once left him alone.
He is also survived by two sons, George Jones, Jr. (Peggy) of Varnado, LA and Danny Jones (Missy) of Pine, LA; two daughters, Jessie Mae Davis (Ricky) and Sheila Carter (Boosie) all of Varnado, LA; nine grandchildren, Jessica Thompson (Doug), Christopher Jones (Kassi), Kristal Holcomb (Forrest), Brandon Jones (Carley), Hannah, Dee, and Savanah Jones, Amber Carter (Konnor) and Addie Carter; one-step-grandson, Lance Harris; two great-grandchildren, Preston Holcomb and Jessalynn Thompson, and three step-grandchildren, Devin and Cheyann Harris and Brayden Stafford. He is also survived by one special sister, Marie Jones of Varnado, LA; four brothers, Johnny Jones (Vivian) of Bush, LA, Thomas Ray Jones of Pearl River, LA, Billy Jones of Clifton, LA and Willie Jones (Mavis) of Thomas, LA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ben and Bert Hartzog and sister-in-law, Patsy Fornea of Varnado, LA; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Winnie Dee Jones; three brothers, J. W., Toby and MacArthur Jones, one sister, Nell Jones; his mother and father-in-law, Carl and Gladys Fornea; brothers-in-law, Gene and Carl Fornea, Jr.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Janice and Billy Ray Freeman and Margarette and Shane Freeman.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday. October 5, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Kelly Penton officiating. Interment to follow at Old Fornea Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Ben Hartzog, Jr., Billy Ray Freeman, Jr., Ethan McPhate, Eric Pierce, Jeremy Jones and Jimmy Jones.
Honorary Pallbearers will be, Russell Jones, Ben Hartzog, Leroy "Slick" Seals, Willmon Freeman, Jr., Wayne Freeman, Tommy Freeman, Sr., Tommy Jones and Carl "Chubby" Fornea.
 
Ruth Elois Simmons Miller
BORN: January 20, 1935
DIED: September 28, 2014
Ruth Elois Simmons Miller was born January 20, 1935 in Bogalusa, La. She went home to be with the Lord on September 28, 2014. Ruth is preceded in death by her Husband, Elzy Lee Miller, Sr.; Parents, Willie Leon and Mary Eliza Simmons; Siblings, Bonnie Lou Simmons, Betty Joyce Simmons, Christine Sellier, Willie Leon Simmons, Jr. and Richard Benjamin (R.B.) Simmons; and Son-in-laws, Howard (PeeWee) Mahon and Leonard O'Briant. She is survived by one sister, Lucille Smith; Children Elzy Lee , Jr & Janet Miller, Donis Mahon, Naomi & Alan Dias, Lisa & Jimmy Marks, Gail O'Briant, Michelle & Terry Bowman, and Dana & George Guajardo. She leaves behind 17 Grandchildren and 22 Great-Grandchildren who call her MawMaw, they are: Charity and Zadee Dunn; Naomi, Alex, A.J., Ava and Axel Alejandro; Adam and Candace Miller; Heather and Augustine Ruiz; Brandon, Christy, Caleb and Evie Mahon; Brandi, Marlon, Malaki and Micah Blakes; Brittany Dias; Kari, Ethan, Breanna, and Kaylee Marks; Jimmy Ray, Madeline and Cooper Marks; Katie Marks; Ashlie, Christian and Christian Hutton, Jr.; T.J. and Valerie Bowman; Niko, Ember and Elizabeth Bowman; Christina, Lexi, Jr., and Destiny Guajardo, Rosie Guajardo, Justin and Jacob Thomas; George, Jesika and George Daniel Guajardo and Sean Guajardo as well as Sister in Laws Edwin Miller and Barbara Ann Miller and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth and family moved to Houston, Texas in 1972 and was a long time member of Munn Street Baptist Church. She loved her Lord and loved her Family. She was a faithful wife, mother, MawMaw and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Arrangements are as follows: October 1, 2014 Blackwell –Vazquez Funeral Home 750 Uvalde Houston, TX 77015 Visitation 3pm, Memorial Service 7 pm. On Thursday October 2, 2014 visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home 610 Ave. F Bogalusa, La. starting at 6pm until 9pm, and will resume Friday October 3, 2014 after 10am until service time at 2pm. The interment will be at Pounds-Poole Cemetery.
 
Edna W. Simmons
BORN: March 21, 1933
DIED: September 30, 2014
Edna W. Simmons born March 21, 1933 passed away September 30, 2014 at her residence at the age of 81. She was a longtime resident of Bogalusa and a member of the Terrace Missionary Baptist Church.
She is Survived by her sons, Ralph Odell Penton and his wife Tammy of Franklinton, La., Bruce Penton of Bogalusa, and Jeff Simmons and his wife Cheree also of Bogalusa, her daughters , Cynthia Faye Johnston of Theodore, Alabama, Chearl Ann Calmes and her husband Patrick of Franklinton, Sarah Cummins and her husband Mike of Covington, La., cousin and care giver, Marie Carroll, also survived by 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and I great-great grandson, numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Buford Odell Penton and Gerald Simmons, a son, Willie Mac Penton, a brother, Earl Hunt, two sisters, Mary Hunt and Lillie Mae Hillman,a great-great grandson, Jacolby, and a son-in-law, Marrin Johnston.
Visitation will be held at Brown- McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday October 4, 2014 beginning at 1:00 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Services will be conducted by Rev. Billy Ray Hines, Rev. Mike Smith and Rev. Billy Pierce. Interment will follow at the Rester Cemetery.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Chyrl Rushton and to the St. Josephs Hospice and thank the many friends for their support.
Aubree Alexis Kaufman
(April 15, 2014 - September 28, 2014) 
The five-month old daughter of Andrew Kaufman and Dixie Smith went to Heaven Sunday morning September 28, 2014 at Ochsner
Medical Center-Northshore in Slidell. Aubree was born April 15, 2014 and though she was only on this Earth a short time, the precious memories we have will last a lifetime. We will forever cherish how she touched our lives.
Also Survived By: 2 Sisters: Haileigh Kaufman and Rylei Kaufman; Grandparents: Karen Gaillard of Warnerton, Walter Kaufman, Jr. of Gretna, James Skinner; Great-grandparents: Ray and Bonnie Forest, Lorraine Kaufman, Mike and Rose Gaillard; Aunts and Uncles: Walter, III, Amber, Ashley, Sharon, Pam, Karen and Liz; Also numerous cousins and other family members
She was preceded in death by a grandmother Helen Smith, grandfather Michael John Gaillard, Jr. and great-grandfather Walter Kaufman, Sr.
Visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church; 1213 14th Ave. Franklinton; Thursday October 2nd from 9:30 am until 11:00 am. A funeral mass will be held in the church at 11:00 am with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery near Covington.
 
Bruce Jarrod Fornea
(February 3, 1983 - September 26, 2014) 
Bruce Jarrod Fornea, a resident of Foxworth, MS, age 31, born on February 3, 1983 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Hammond, LA.
He is survived by a daughter, Madison Fornea; two sons, Noah Fornea and Evan Fornea; his mother, Angela Fornea; his father, Johnnie M. Corkern; a sister, Lauren Corkern; two brothers, Johnnie Corkern and Jake Corkern.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, J. W. and Elaine Fornea; grandfather, Johnnie Corkern, Sr.; a brother, Eric Freeman.
The lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427 to help for the services on Bruce Fornea.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements .
A Memorial Service will be held a later date.
 
Phillip Garrett, Jr.
(September 1, 1945 - September 29, 2014) 
Dannie Phillip Garrett, Jr, 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 28th with family at his bedside. He was born the oldest son of Dannie Phillip Garrett, Sr and Mildred Bankston Garrett on September 1, 1945 in Franklinton, LA. He was a longtime resident of Baton Rouge and most recently Prairieville, LA where he owned and operated his businesses, Fireplace Wholesale and Pelican Land Services. Phillip was an avid outdoorsman, the love of which he learned from his father. He experienced great joy in sharing this passion with many others through the years. He pulled many fish from the waters around Grand Isle and killed more whitetail deer than he could count. It has been said that he knows more about deer than most deer know about themselves.
Phillip was a proud father of three and grandfather of seven.
He is survived by his children Dannie Phillip Garrett, III and wife Julie, Dr. Nancy Garrett Hoover and husband Jack, and Dr. Paul D. Garrett and wife Rachel; his grandchildren Davis and Griffin Garrett, Noah and Andrew Hoover, and Matthew, Anna and William Garrett; his siblings Martha Kane, Sylvia Garrett Dugas, Cecile Green and husband Jeff, David Garrett and wife Susan, and Judy Garrett Wise. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dannnie Phillip Garrett, Sr. and Mildred Bankston Garrett and brother in law, John W. Kane.
The family would like to thank the donor of Phillip’s lung transplant. This blessing, given in 2006, allowed for Phillip and his family and friends to enjoy more quality time with one another. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Johnny Akers for his friendship and care throughout his illness, as well as Dr. Leo Blaize, Dr. Mark Kantrow and Glenn Landry of the Palliative Care team of OLOL, InHisCare Hospice and the nurses of the RCU at OLOL.
Visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA on Wednesday, October 1st from 9 am to 11am followed by a funeral service and then burial alongside his parents in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dannie P. Garrett, III, Dr. Paul D. Garrett, Jack C. Hoover, Jr., David L. Garrett, Jeff S. Green, and Dr.Douglas R. Kemp.
In Phillip’s honor, please consider a donation to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation,
www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.
 
William "Bill" Woodward
(June 2, 1928 - September 26, 2014) 
William "Bill" Woodward, age 86, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born on June 2, 1928 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Willie Jean Davis Woodward; his son, William Woodward, Jr.; his parents, George Ambrose Woodward and Minnie Stallings Woodward.
He is survived by one daughter, Diana Gayle Teel of Panama City, FL; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Perry Ison Seal
(September 24, 1925 - September 23, 2014) 
Perry Ison Seal, a resident of Varnado, LA, age 88, born on September 24, 1925 in Varnado, LA, died on September 23, 2014 at Collins State Veterans Home in Collins, MS.
He was a WWII veteran and served in the United State Navy. He was a member of the Magic City American Legion Post #24. He was a member of Forest Haven Baptist Church. He was a Fireman in Baton Rouge, LA. He retired from the Paper Mill 45 years. He was a Beef Cattle Farmer and farmed until 84 years.
He preceded in death by his wife, Doris Marie Seal; his parents, Louis Seal and Pollyann Williams Seal; two sisters, Mattie Lee Easterling and Norma Plaunche; and a brother, Milton Seal.
He is survived by three daughters, Linda Gail Seal (William) of Franklinton, LA, Janice (David) Douglas of Brookhaven, MS and Laurene Case of Sandy Hook, MS; three brothers, Hilton Seal, Leon Seal and Silmon Seal all of Varnado, LA; five grandchildren, Christopher Seal, Sabrina Seal, Grant (Jessica) Douglas, Dane Bourne and Hunter Case; one great-grandchild, Nicholas Seal; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Forest Haven Baptist Church, Friday, September 26, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Elder Richard Magee, Elder Clyde Cooper and Elder Yancy Magee officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Haven Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
Bernadine Sprehe Magee
BORN: February 22, 1922
DIED: September 23, 2014
Bernadine Sprehe Magee age 92 passed away Sept. 23, 2014 at Good Samaritan's Nursing Home. She was a resident of Varnado La. She is survived by one son Aubrey A. "Guss" Magee of Varnado La. Three grandchildren, Wade Magee "Debbie", Clay Magee, Connie Lacey "Elton". Twelve great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Aubrey Magee, one son Fred Magee, parents August and Mary Sprehe, brothers Erwin Sprehe, Emile Sprehe, and Edward Sprehe. Sisters Dorothy Knue, Laura Paige, Alvina Green. Two grandchildren, Keith Magee, and Tammy Sharpe.
Visitation will be held Sunday Sept. 28, 2014 in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev Kelly Penton will officiate.
 
Michael Robert Holden
(June 12, 1942 - September 22, 2014) 
Michael Robert Holden, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 72, born on June 12, 1942 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn J. Holden; one daughter, Michelle Holden (Todd W.) Jenkins; two grandchildren, Tristan Michael Jenkins and Helaina Michelle Jenkins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard N. Holden and Ethel Lee Mulford Holden; two brothers, Gilbert Holden and Richard Holden.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the American Heart Association.
 
Joetta Stevens
(December 26, 1955 - September 20, 2014) 
VIVIAN JOETTA STEVENS, AGE 58 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died shortly before 10:00 am Saturday September 20, 2014 at her home. Joetta enjoyed caring for her many pets and barnyard animals. She was a real caregiver and cherished all the time spent with her grandchildren and family. Joetta was a very good cook and enjoyed drinking coffee while passing time just swinging on her front porch.
Survived by: Daughter: Donette Stevens of Mt. Hermon; 3 Grandchildren: Macey Wilson, Trenton Wilson, Keely Falgout; Mother: Vivian Cooper Smith; 3 Sisters: Janis and Steve Baxley of Mt. Hermon, Faye and John Newman, Pam and Bob Stafford all of Franklinton; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Ralph Earl Smith and Ann Smith of Mt. Hermon, Russell and Kathy Smith, Paul and Janice Smith all of Osyka, MS Leonard and Sheila Smith of Franklinton; Special Friend and Companion: Sam Wilkes of Mt. Hermon; Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald “Duck” Stevens, a son Benjamin Donald Stevens, granddaughter Hannah Brianne Wilson and father Ralph “Doc” Smith.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday September 22nd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 8 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Leonard Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Harold Colby Burch, Brandon Lapharaohs, Dustin Newman, Jamie Howell, Ted Wilkes, Russell Len Smith, Brent Smith, Ben Moak
 
Dorothy Hewitt Speights
(Died September 20, 2014) 
Mrs. Dorothy Hewitt Speights, age 69, passed away at Rest Haven Living Center on Saturday, September 20, 2014. She was a resident of Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her husband Mr. Bobby Speights of Bogalusa, LA one Daughter Tammy Speights, one Son Darren and his wife Roxanne Speights, three Grandchildren Noah McLain, Camryn Speights, Caleb McLain.
She is preceded in death by her parents Alton and Dorothy Hewitt.
Visitation will be Monday, September 22, 2014, beginning at 9:00a.m. until the service time of 11:00a.m all at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Adams and Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00p.m. in Bassfield Cemetery, Bassfield, MS.
 
Robert H. "Bob" McNeese
(December 21, 1942 - September 19, 2014) 
Robert H. “Bob” McNeese, age 71, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at his home in Baton Rouge after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born December 21, 1942, to Doris and Robert S. McNeese in Bogalusa, LA. He graduated from Bogalusa High School and the College of Engineering at LSU, where he was a member of ROTC and a drummer for the LSU Tiger Band. He then served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force, which fueled his life-long love of aviation. Bob was the first employee at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge and was the Director of Facilities Management until his retirement in 2009. Bob was a pilot and a musician. In addition to his love of planes and music, he was an avid railroad enthusiast. He always looked forward to vacationing in Colorado with his wife Priscilla. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla McNeese of Baton Rouge; his mother, Doris Miller McNeese of Bogalusa; his daughter, Melinda McNeese (Larry) Braud of Baton Rouge; his brothers, G. Wayne McNeese (Bonnie) of New Iberia and Stanley L. McNeese (Mary) of Birmingham, AL; and the mother of his beloved children, Beverly Wood Pacas of Mize, MS. He was preceded in death by his father Robert S. McNeese; his maternal grandparents William and Tena Miller; his paternal grandparents Cauley Edward and Ruby McNeese; and his sons Robert H. (Bobby) McNeese, Jr. and Kevin Daniel McNeese. Visitation will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home on Government Street in Baton Rouge from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, September 22, 2014. Services will be held the following day at First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 541 Avenue F, with Pastor Greg Whaley of First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana and Pastor L.C. Lord of New Beulah Baptist Church of Baptist, Louisiana officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am until religious services at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Baton Rouge or Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation.
 
Elizabeth Blackwell Thomas
(September 30, 1930 - September 17, 2014) 
ELIZABETH BLACKWELL THOMAS, AGE 83 and a resident of the Thomas Community died at 6:30 AM Wednesday, September 17, 2014. She passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side. She was a long time member of Thomas First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening.
Survived by: 2 Sons: Steve Thomas; Mike Thomas and Debbie; Grandchildren and spouses: Steve, Jr. and Mary Thomas; Susie Thomas; Heidi and Jason Thomas, Tori Thomas, Katie Thomas, Tyler and Caitlyn Thomas and their mother Susan P. Thomas; Great grandchildren: Steven, Hunter, D.J., Devin, Wyatt, Camrin, AnnaKate, Kassie and Addisyn Sister: Kay Donaldson; Also numerous brother and sister in law and nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Simon S. Thomas, her parents Percy and Leola Blackwell, 2 brothers Buford Blackwell and Clinton Blackwell and a daughter in law Donna Sue Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 P M Thursday, September 18, 2014 and after 9 AM Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rick Wood officiating. Entombment will follow in the Carnegie-Thomas Cemetery
Pallbearers will be Clay Thomas, Cole Thomas, Jason Thomas, Bradley Barber, Sean Caldwell and Pete Thomas
 
Wesley Bowman
BORN: February 11, 1931
DIED: September 13, 2014
Wesley Bowman, age 83 and a native of Louisiana, passed away on Sept. 13, 2014. He was the son of the late John and Rebecca Bowman.
He was preceded in death by four siblings, Earl Bowman, Mildred Hazel Bowman Kerwin, Myeline Bowman Chapman and Clarence Bowman. He is survived by his younger sister, Shirley Doss (Lewis). Mr. Bowman was married to Lucille Miley Bowman for 54 years. Togeth-er, they were blessed with three children: a son, John Eric Bowman (de-ceased) of Man-deville, and two daughters, Serelda Bowman Young (Stephen) of Bush and Debra Bowman Palisi (Michel) of Madisonville. They were also blessed with seven grandchildren: Brandie Bowman Hansel, Jessica Young, Michael Young, Ryan Young, Thomas Palisi, Lexi Palisi and Kyli Palisi.
Mr. Bowman was a doting husband and a nurturing parent and grandparent who was dearly loved by his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a good man and a good friend. Mr. Bowman served in the United States Army as a young man, seeing duty in the Korean War. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a switchman for 42 years. Mr. Bowman was also a proud member of the Williams Boulevard Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and actively involved with the Bus Ministry for many years. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at the Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa and include visitation on Sept. 17, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Sept. 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral services will commence at 11 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2014. Family and friends are invited to attend.
 
James E. Stafford
(August 26, 1939 - September 14, 2014) 
JAMES EARLIE STAFFORD, AGE 75 and a resident of Talisheek died Friday morning September 12, 2014 at his home. He was a former longtime retail manager with Woolworth who enjoyed fishing. He played football as a young man and later in life loved watching it any time he could.
Survived by: Son: William Stafford of Ocean Springs, MS; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Betty Miller of Sun, Dianna and John White of Talisheek; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Joshua and Jennifer Blackwell, Jessica Blackwell, James Adam Stafford, Jeremy Stafford, Michael Stafford, Victoria and Blake Carpenter, Billy Stafford, Katherine Miller; 4 Great-grandchildren: Emily, Adrionna, Liam and Drake; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: John and Joyce Stafford of Tylertown, MS, Lloyd and Nancy Stafford of Stateline, Tim and Sheila Stafford of Pine; Sister and Brother in law: Linda and Ronnie Hartzog of Pine; Brother in law: Lloyd Bankston of Stoney Point; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Robinson Stafford, his parents Earl Stafford and Dixie Creel Stafford, a granddaughter Amie Leigh Stafford, and a sister Mary Bankston.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 16th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Gerald Cemetery.
 
Sandra Callihan
(July 24, 1955 - September 14, 2014) 
SANDRA BARBER CALLIHAN, AGE 59 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning September 14, 2014 at Regency Hospital in Covington. She enjoyed cross-stitching and tending her flowers. But her favorite pastime was fishing as she could spend hours enjoying the peaceful time. She was always a loving wife and mother.
Survived by: Husband of 26 years: William “Billy” Callihan of Franklinton; 2 Daughters: Tracy Hughes of Des Moines, IA, Amber Brumfield of Franklinton; Step-daughter and Spouse: Amanda and Jason Thames of McComb, MS; 5 Grandchildren; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Susan Barber, Theresa and Michael Dufrene, Sheila and Daniel W. Bosch, Sr. all of Franklinton; Special Friend: Laura Brumfield; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey Houston Barber and Dora Mae Davis Barber.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 16th 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. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Stateline united Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Stuart Varnado, Kyle Varnado, Daniel Bosch, Danny Bosch, Michael Dufrene, Keith Thomas
 
Ulmer Sidney "Sid" Averette
(December 12, 1940 - September 13, 2014) 
Sidney "Sid" Averette died Saturday, September 13 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. He was 73 years old.
He was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force for more than 20 years from which he retired as Master Sergeant. During his time in the Air Force he traveled throughout the world and settled back in Bogalusa after his retirement. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Steve Sylvest of Mandeville, LA and two grandchildren: Caleb Stephen Sylvest and wife, Haley, of McKinney, TX and Rebekah Elizabeth Schroeder and husband, Travis, of Mandeville, La.; He is also survived by one brother, Richard Eugene Averette and wife, Glenda, of Poplarville, MS.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Roy and Ophelia Averette of Bogalusa, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 16 at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, La from 9:00 until the funeral service at 11:00a.m. in the Chapel. Interment will be at Ponemah Cemetery. Pastor Chad Jenkins of Monroe Street Baptist Church will officiate.
We would like to extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Resthaven Living Center who have cared for Sidney during his time there.
 
Nettie Faye Keaton
BORN: December 30, 1939
DIED: September 12, 2014
Nettie Faye Keaton age 74 passed away Sept. 12, 2014 at West Jefferson Hospital in Marrero La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La, and member of Palestine Baptist Church
She is survived by her husband Harry W. Keaton of Bogalusa La. Four sons all of Bogalusa La., Elton Miley, Arlan Miley, Alan Miley, and Anthony Wayne Miley.
One brother Denver Woodward of Sandy Hook MS. Seven sisters, Lula Pittman, Norma Miley, Kathleen Phelps, Alene Davis, Janice Sheridan , Juanita Boone all of Bogalusa, and one sister Judy Millis of Franklinton La. Four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Minnie Woodward, one brother Jerry Woodward and one sister Elaine Renfro.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will continue on Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 from 8 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Fred Brumfield, Brother Jimmy Byrd and Pastor Caleb Martin will officiate.
Archie Vernon Stewart
BORN: May 11, 1930
DIED: September 11, 2014
Archie Vernon Stewart of Lee's Creek Community and member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church was born in 1930 and passed away Sept. 11, 2014 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Bogalusa.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leslie and Pearl Stewart, his parents Vernon and Edith Stewart, a brother, Walden Stewart; and a sister Rowena Stewart Burge.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Lavada Lewis Stewart; a son, Benjamin "Ben" Travis Stewart and his wife Susan. He is also survived by his former daughter-in-law. Terry Lynn Stewart, and grandsons, Matthew Thomas Stewart and his wife Lyndsey, and John "Jay" Wesley Stewart and his wife Marissa. He is also survived by great-grandsons Colin, Cole and Bryce Stewart, a brother-in-law, Richard Burge; and sister-in-law, Linda Ayo.
Visitation will be at Brown's Funeral Home in Bogalusa on September 12, 2014, from 4 to 5 p.m. for family and 5 to 9 p.m. for family and friends. Funeral services will also be held at Brown's Funeral Home on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery immediately following the services.

Patty Lou Hines Henley
(August 17, 1928 - September 11, 2014) 
Patty Lou Hines Henley, a native of Bogalusa, and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away in her home on Thursday, September 11, 2014 surrounded by loved ones, and went to be with her Lord and Savior in Heaven. She was born August 17,1928 in Tylertown, MISS. Pat was an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend that opened her heart and home to everyone. She was an incredibly hard worker, and made a lasting impact on everyone she knew. She is survived by her sons: Lynn Henley and wife Jannette of Angie, LA; and John Henley and wife Donna of Picayune, MS. Daughters: Lenita Reeves and husband Darrel of Amite, LA; and Brenda Henley of Baton Rouge, LA. Grandchildren: Lynnette Pounds and husband Jody; Rhonda White and husband John; Rodney Henley; Sherri Henley; Tausha Mayeaux and husband Chris; Stephanie Trahan and husband Donavan; Courtney Burge and husband Paul; Joshua Reeves and wife Karis; and Charles Henley and wife Kayla. Great Grandchildren: Tiffani Pounds; Aaron Hodges; Tyler Trahan; Dusty Hodges; Jonathan Trahan; Callie Burge; Christian Mayeaux; Cailyn Burge; Amelya Mayeaux; and Charlea Henley. Brothers: Doyle Hines of Bogalusa; and Bill Ingram of Folsum. A special friend: Ms. Pat McDuffie.
She is preceded in death by her husband: Charles Henley. Son: Billy and wife Debbie Henley. Father and mother: Walter and Annie Hines. Father-in-law and mother-in-law: Charles and Amelia Henley. Brothers: Walter Hines Jr.; John Hines; Willie Hines; Jewel Hines; Harlon Ingram; and James Ingram. Sisters: Adrian Hilton; Mary Ruth Popwell; Susie Lobell; and Leaett Crockett. There will be a wake in Baton Rouge, LA on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 2 PM until religious service at 6 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church on Florida Boulevard conducted by Pastor Dave Buss and a second wake and service under the direction of Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church in Bogalusa, LA from 9 AM until religious service at 1 PM conducted by Pastor Dave Buss with burial following at Enoch Hines Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Hienz Jr, Charles Hienz III, Doug Popwell, Mark Mitchell, Charles Henley and John LeBlanc. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations in her name to the Enoch Hines Cemetery at 2886 Cedarcrest Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or Trinity Lutheran Church at 10925 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70815.
 
Rose McClendon
(March 12, 1934 - September 10, 2014) 
ROSE HALEY McCLENDON, AGE 80 and a resident of Slidell died at 1:10 pm Wednesday September 10, 2014 at Ochsner Medical Center-Northshore. She was a native of the Hackley Community, and attended Thomas School where she played basketball but had resided in Slidell for over 16 years. Rose enjoyed gardening, cooking for others and often bowling with her family. She loved watching basketball, and was a big sports fan, including New Orleans Saints football.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Sharon and Billy Roach of Denham Springs; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Ronnie and Debbie McClendon of Diamondhead, MS, Donnie and Jerri McClendon of Denham Springs; 11 Grandchildren: Heather and Kristi, Jason, Tana, and Kara, Lacie, Kacie, David, and Jennifer Lonnie and Lecrecia; 11 Great-grandchildren: Mason, Keagan, and Kearstyn, Tyler, Kyla, Aden, and expected great-grandson Cullen, Bayli, Bradyn, Brynli, Allyse, and Locke; 4 Sisters; 1 Brother; Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Leon F. McClendon, her parents Fleet Haley and Dixie Thomas Haley, 2 grandsons Leon “Lonnie” McClendon, Jr. and Dustin Owens, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home; 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton; Friday September 12th from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Stanley Roach officiating. Burial will follow in the Fleet and Dixie Haley Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Mason Boyd, Tyler McClendon, Blake Cazes, Lonnie McClendon, Jr., Jason McClendon, Morgan Parlow, Troy Russo
 
Ruth Byrd
BORN: December 25, 1932
DIED: September 8, 2014
Ruth Byrd born December 25, 1932 passed away September 8, 2014 at her residence in Picayune, MS at the age of 81. She was of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by 3 sons, John Monroe Duncan Jr. of Andalusia, Ala., Russell Jr.(Genevieve) LaGrange of Lafayette, La., Donny LaGrange also of Lafayette, two daughters, Patricia (Carl) Graham of McNeil, MS, and Joyce L. Boutte(Kevin Eckard) of Picayune MS., a brother, Melvin Hunt of Picayune MS., three sisters, Linda (Ricky) Duncan of Bogalusa, Jaunita Duncan(Tommy)Daniels of Watson, La., and Betty Jean( John ) Erwin of Franklinton, La., she has 11 Grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by husbands, John Monroe Duncan Sr., and Russell LaGrange Sr., a son Chris LaGrange.
Visitation will be held Wenesday September 10, 2014 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Rev. Leon Hickman will officiate the services to follow in the Sheridan Cemetery.
 
Betty Sue Miller
(May 27, 1930 - September 7, 2014) 
BETTY SUE FORTENBERRY MILLER, AGE 84 and a resident of Mt.Hermon died at 11:50 am Sunday September 7, 2014 at Heritage Healthcare Center in Hammond. She was a longtime member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church and former First Grade teacher at Mt.Hermon School for over 30 years. Mrs. Betty enjoyed playing the piano and crocheting.
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: DeShea Miller and Elizabeth Riggs Miller of Hammond; 2 Grandchildren: Matthew Devon Miller, Emma Elizabeth Miller; Sister in law: Gloria Fortenberry of St. Louis, MO; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Devon Miller, her parents Fred Fortenberry and Bessie Lee Burch Fortenberry, a brother Robert E. Fortenberry and brother and sister in law Harold and Helen Fortenberry.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday September 10th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church from 9 am until her funeral service at 11 am with Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Russell Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 
Pearl Edna Barkman
BORN: February 7, 1940
DIED: September 6, 2014
Pearl Edna Barkman age 74 passed away Sept. 6, 2014 at Our Lady Of The Angels in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La and retired production supervisor for American Fabric. She is survived by three sons and daughter-in laws. Joseph Barkman Jr. "Susan" of Nashville Ga, Gary Barkman "Kristieanna" of Dickson Tenn, and George Barkman "Lisa" of Ramstein AFB, Germany. Two daughters and son-in-laws. Terri Whitehead "Dillard" of Bogalusa La., Sue Ann Garner "James" of Bush La. Two brothers Charles Burkentine of Chamberburg, PA, and Sonny Givens of North East MD. Her mother Sarah Burkentine of Bogalusa La., fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Barkman Sr.and father Harry Berkentine.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home of Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. until time for services at 2 p.m. Cremation will follow. Rev. Leo Burge will officiate.
 
Dorothy Sheridan Ladner
(July 9, 1923 - September 6, 2014) 
DOROTHY SHERIDAN LADNER, AGE 91 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:00 pm Saturday September 6, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a member of Springhill Baptist Church and a longtime Licensed Practical Nurse for Heritage Manor and later at Riverside Medical Center. She enjoyed gardening and playing music, which she was well known for her piano playing, and loved watching old movies. She was most proud of her service during World War II in Washington, DC as a decoder for the OTS department.
Survived by: 2 Daughters: Donna Sheridan, Vicki Politte both of the Oak Grove Community; Son: Timothy Sheridan of Franklinton; Grandson: John Marcelle; Sister: Sandy Gardner of Clayton, NM; Brother: Donald Gates of Natchitoches, LA; Also numerous nephews and nieces
She was preceded in death by her former husbands Willie Sheridan and Albert Ladner and her parents Kyle Gates and Ola Taylor Gates.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 9th from 12 pm until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Carey A. Alford
(December 5, 1934 - September 3, 2014)
Carey A. Alford, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 79, born on December 5, 1934, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a retired dairy farmer and feed and seed salesman. He worked different areas in farming and loved being a cattleman.
He is survived by his wife, Nannette J. Alford; one daughter, Stacey (John) Halley; one sister, Mary Frazier; two grandsons, Peyton Halley and J.J. Halley and Holly; one great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews; and his very special friend his dog, Dixie, who traveled everywhere with him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Willene Alford; and a brother, Virgil Alford.
A private graveside service was held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Ponemah Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Mark Hollingsworth officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Dorothy Victoria Jones
(August 27, 1917 - September 5, 2014)
Dorothy Victoria Jones, a resident of Foxworth, MS and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 96, born on August 27, 2014 in Walthall County, MS, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, MS.
She is survived by a daughter, Vicki Jones Wellman of Foxworth, MS.
Preceded in death by her parents, William Charlie Graham and Ella Lee Ginn Graham.
There will be a Graveside Service at Ponemah Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 with Rev. Dennis Allen officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Frankie Alford Penny
(April 10, 1918 - September 3, 2014) 
FRANKIE PENNY, AGE 96 a resident of Mt. Hermon died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She loved crocheting, gardening, quilting and traveling. She belonged to the Mt. Hermon Garden Club and the Bogue Chitto Homemakers Club.
She was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. She was a retired registered nurse of over 30 years, having been employed at Pikes Medical Center in Kentwood for the majority of her career.
She was also the last living Real Daughter of the Sons of the Confederate Veteran of Louisiana. Her father enlisted in the Civil War at Camp Moore on May 13, 1862 and fought with the 3rd Louisiana Calvary.
Survived by: Daughter in law: Brenda Penny of Mt. Hermon; Granddaughters and spouses: Stacey and Brad Breaud; Melissa and Denny Stringfield all of Mt. Hermon; Great grandchildren: Jacob, Micah, and Eli Breaud; Brianna Lasalle, Addyson and Wyatt Stringfield; Niece: Pat Haley Adams of Alexandria; Nephew: Mike Haley of New Orleans
She was preceded in death by her son Jake Wilson Penny, her parents Seborn Lockman Alford and Candace Bankston Alford, her brother Jacob Alford and a sister Agnes Haley.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 1 PM Sunday, September 7, 2014 with a funeral service to be held at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Russ Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Albert Joseph Stewart, Sr.
BORN: July 5, 1954
DIED: September 2, 2014
Albert Joseph Stewart Sr. born July 7, 1954 passed away September 2, 2014 at his residence at the age of 60. He was a native and a resident of Bogalusa. He attended the Church of United Faith Pentecostal Church here in Bogalusa.
He is survived by his mother, Melva Louise Stewart and step-father Billy Ray Parker of Bogalusa, three sons, Albert J. (Deon) Stewart of Bogalusa, Rodney Ray-Leigh (Victoria Elizabeth ) Stewart of Bush, La., and John Charles Stewart also of Bogalusa, one daughter, Rebetha (Nathaniel) Remington of Bogalusa, three sisters, Betty Jean Watson, Kathleen Wheat and Alice Degan all of Bogalusa, five grandchildren, Alexis Stewart, Neveah Stewart, Deanna Stewart, Dominick Jones and Rodney Ray-Leigh Stewart II, and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Preceded in death by his father, Perry Stewart and a brother, Donald Stewart.
Visitation will be held September 5, 2014 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Saturday September 6, 2014 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Jimmy Van Winkle will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Betty Talley
(May 16, 1937 - September 3, 2014) 
BETTY RAE SCHILLINGS TALLEY, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:20 am Wednesday September 3, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She loved gardening and cooking for her family especially Sunday dinners. Betty enjoyed making crafts, playing Bingo and was a big football fan, both LSU and the Saints. She truly cherished all the time spent with her many grandchildren and family.
Survived by: Sister: Naomi Watts of Franklinton; 4 Daughters and Sons in law: Jackie and Steve Wise of Franklinton, Sandy and Ray Chaisson, Sr. of Berwick, Kim Brumfield and Wes Cooper of Chesbrough, Stacey and Johnnie Fritter of Brackettville, TX; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Cody and Alana Wise, Ashley Wise, Nolan and Krissy Chaisson, Raechelle and Victor Gonzales, Ray Chaisson, Jr. and Fiance’ Shelby Bailey, Kaitlyn Brumfield, Kamryn Brumfield, Dakotah Toney; Great-grandchildren: Karlee Rae Chaisson, Keaton Chaisson, Kane Chaisson, Zoe Gonzales, Brody Gonzales, Victoria Gonzales, Naomi Gonzales, Breanna Gonzales, Rylee Chaisson, Hayden Chaisson, Avery Chaisson, Blaze Chaisson, Zayne Chaisson; Also 2 loving former sons in law: Kenny Brumfield and Duane Toney
She was preceded in death by her parents Solomon Leon Schilling and Emmie Simmons Schillings Miller, great-grandson Braden Chaisson and brother in law Jessie J. Ard.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday September 4th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Stafford and Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Steve Wise, Cody Wise, Ray Chaisson, Sr., Nolan Chaisson, Duane Toney, Kenny Brumfield, Dakotah Toney, Ray Chaisson,Jr.
 
Hollis Jones
(September 30, 1940 - September 2, 2014) 
HOLLIS WAYLON JONES, AGE 73 and a resident of Bogalusa died early Tuesday September 2, 2014 at Rest Haven Living Center. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era and a member of the Masonic Lodge #101 of Franklinton. Hollis was a member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church and a former longtime truck driver for Blossman Petroleum. He was an avid sports fan that loved watching baseball and LSU football. Hollis enjoyed playing cards with his friends and cherished the fun times with his family. Everyone who knew him recognized that he always lived his life to the fullest.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Kimberly and Michael Horning of Franklinton, Holly and Peter Cannizzaro of Folsom; 5 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Brittany and Matt Sessions, Kacey Horning, Nicolai Cannizzaro, Scout Cannizzaro, Cross Cannizzaro; 2 Great-grandchildren: Jaxton Sessions and Jaelyn Sessions; Special Friend: Elizabeth Gibson of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Burch Jones, his parents Otis Jones and Ruby Corkern Jones, brothers Donald Jones, Cecil Jones, Pete Jones and sisters Judy Quinn and Earline Knight Fisher.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday September 5th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonner Creek Church Cemetery.
 
Edward "Arnold" Cooper, Jr.
(June 8, 1956 - September 1, 2014) 
Edward “Arnold” Cooper Jr. Was called home on Monday, September 01, 2014 at 58 years young, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bogalusa, La. on June 8, 1956 to Marigayle and Edward Arnold Cooper Sr. He was a loving and devoted father to Darryl and Corey Cooper, and an adoring grandfather to Alanna, Gage, Bryce, and Brock Cooper. He was a loyal and caring brother to four siblings: Lourenda Stewart, Cindy Cooper (deceased), Kenneth Cooper (deceased), and Edgar Cooper. Arnold loved his fiancée Robin Chastant as well as his daughter in law Allison Cooper. He was a proud uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Arnold adored his family, and loved nothing more than spending time with them in any way he could. He was known as a jack of all trades and could fix anything. Arnold was quick to help a neighbor in need and will be missed by all. Family and Friends are invited to his memorial service from 5:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday September 03, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home 216 Alabama Ave. Bogalusa, Louisiana 70427. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital at 1203 South Tyler Street in Covington or online at www.marybird.org/stph.
 
John G. Seal
(December 14, 1936 - August 31, 2014) 
JOHN GEORGE SEAL, AGE 77 and a resident of the Canaan Community died early Sunday August 31, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a retired dairy farmer and cattleman that also sold bulls and cattle throughout the area. John was a longtime active member of Canaan Baptist Church who was never afraid to witness to others about his faith. He loved playing football as a young man and later watching football with his family. John liked to play his guitar and sing and listened to country music, especially his favorite artist George Jones. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather that cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife of 55 years: Margaret Corkern Seal of Franklinton; Son: George Seal of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Jan and Victor Kaiser of Cypress, TX; 7 Grandchildren: Scott Seal, Bradley Seal, George Dillon Seal, Dalton Kaiser, Benjamin Kaiser, Macie Seal, Stephanie Kaiser; Great-granddaughter: Berkley Goings; Brother: Kirby Joel Seal of North Carolina; Sister and Brother in law: Willie and Melvin Slaven of Lake Charles; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his son Jason Bradley Seal, his parents Wilton Seal and Beatrice Spinks Seal, a brother Rev. Carl Seal and sisters Laverne Varnado, Letha Allen, Cloice Bankston, and Wilkie Miller.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday September 2nd from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Stan Adams and Bro. Brent King officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Seal, Bradley Seal, George Dillon Seal, Dalton Kaiser, Jay Dell Varnado, Darryl Stogner
Honorary Pallbearers: Benjamin Kaiser and Christopher Waskom
 
Kenneth M. Wilson
BORN: July 22, 1933
DIED: August 29, 2014
Kenneth M. Wilson age 81 passed away Friday August 29, 2014 at his residence in Varnado, La. He is retired from the Washington Parish Sheriff's Dept., and a member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Patricia P. Wilson of Varnado. One daughter Donna Wilson Simon "Joey' of Varnado La. One sister Helen McLaurin of Henleyfield Ms. One granddaughter Lindsey LeeAnn Prisk of Varnado. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Wessie Wilson, brother Stanley Wilson, and sister Eule Mae Sullivan.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday August 30, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Seal Cemetery. Elder Clyde Cooper and Rev. Don Miley will officiate.

Jessie Marie Ezell Misita
(July 4, 1922 - August 29, 2014) 
PLACE OF DEATH: Resthaven Living Center, Bogalusa, LA
AGE: 92
RESIDENCE: Bogalusa, LA
SURVIVED BY: Son – Bubbie (Lesha) Misita of Bogalusa
Daughter – Nelwyn Misita (Wayne) Thomas of Bogalusa
12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren
PRECEDED BY: Husband – Frank Misita
Daughter – Margaret Misita Crane
3 Brothers – Walter, Lee, and Bill Ezell
Sister – Eva Savoy
SERVICES: Visitation will begin at 9:00 am Monday September 1, 2014 and will run until the funeral service at 11:00 am at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.
INTERMENT: Ponemah Cemetery
MINISTERS: Rev. Wayne Thomas and Rev Robin Crane
 
Bobbie Ward O'Quinn
(April 8, 1946 - August 28, 2014) 
Bobbie Ward O'Quinn, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 68, born on April 8, 1946 in Tylertown, MS, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
Bobbie retired from Nellie Byers after 32 years of service. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald "Ronnie" O'Quinn; two daughters, Angela (Joe) Hunter and Stacy O'Quinn all of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Neil Galloway, Trevor Galloway, Mallorie O'Quinn and Maddison O'Quinn; two great-grandchildren, Skylar Galloway and Kennedy Galloway.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John F. Ward and Ruthie Mae Spears Ward McDaniel.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Friday, August 29, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Field Thigpen officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Glenn Ardoyne
(October 14, 1952 - August 26, 2014) 
GLENN RAYMOND ARDOYNE, AGE 61 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:00 pm Tuesday August 26, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a former resident of Westwego and a member and former Chief of the District 2 Volunteer Fire Department. He was the Chaplain and a longtime member of the Franklinton Masonic Lodge #101 who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. Glenn loved being on his property near Stony Point where he raised all types of barnyard animals and livestock. He was a loving husband and father that will be missed by his many friends and family.
Survived by: Wife of 43 years: Susie Ardoyne of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Corey and Blynda Ardoyne of Westwego; Daughter: Jessica Ardoyne of New Iberia; 4 Grandchildren: Amanda Savoie, Megan Savoie, Paige Ardoyne, Jeremy Ardoyne; 3 Great-grandsons: Ashton, Gabriel, and Hunter
He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond Vincent Ardoyne and Rita Domange Ardoyne and father in law and mother in law Willie J. Williams, Sr. and Bernice Moore Williams.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday August 29th from 4 pm until 9 pm. A Masonic Rites service will be held at 8 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel.
 
Darrell McIntyre
(June 1, 1959 - August 27, 2014) 
DARRELL RAY MCINTYRE, AGE 55 and a resident of the Bolivar Community passed away early Wednesday August 27, 2014. He was born June 1, 1959 and was a carpenter by trade. Darrell was a huge NASCAR fan and was a friend to everyone he met. He was a simple man with a wealth of knowledge and talent. No one could ever say that Darrell didn’t love people and that people didn’t love Darrell.
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Mikel “Mikey” McIntyre and Ellie McIntyre; Granddaughter: Emmie McIntyre; 5 Brothers and Sisters in law: Dale and Margaret McIntyre, Bobby and Lenora McIntyre, Aaron McIntyre, Dudley and Cathy McIntyre, Troy McIntyre; Sister: Judith McIntyre; Special Friends: Jessie and Tammy Knight; Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Armette McIntyre and Frances Tate McIntyre and a brother Aubrey McIntyre.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 28th from 4 pm until 6 pm. A graveside funeral service will be held at 6:30 pm Thursday at the Charles McIntyre Family Cemetery near Bolivar.
The family wishes to send a sincere thank you to Legacy Hospice and to friends Joe and Becky Jeager for their care and support.
Pallbearers: Landers “Big Daddy” Spears, Scott “Rufus” Magee, Darrell “Miller” Miller, Dana “D” Sumrall, Jeremy “Volley” Sumrall, John D. “Pooh Bear” May
 
Peggy Lorraine Bannister Huth
(July 16, 1927 - August 23, 2014) 
Peggy Lorraine Bannister Huth, age 87, born on July 16, 1927 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at her resident in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Pam Giraldi; one sister, Lanelle Tannehill; grandchildren, Kyle D. Oakman, Matthew J. Oakman, Sean Huth and Tracey Huth; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Oakman, Chelsea Oakman and Casper Lee.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Frank Huth, Sr., a son, Daniel Frank Huth, Jr.
There will be a Graveside Service at Ponemah Cemetery on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Tommy Varnado officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Phyllis Hunstock
(July 28, 1924 - August 22, 2014) 
Phyllis Alice Lightweis Hunstock passed away peacefully on August 22, 2014 surrounded by family and friends at the age of 90. Born and raised in New Jersey, she met her soul mate and spouse of 69 years during World War II. Following their marriage, she moved south and spent most of her adulthood in Louisiana.
She was a loving wife to her husband, Joseph L. Hunstock; a wonderful mother to her daughter, Donna Lynne Hunstock; a caring grandmother to her 2 grandchildren, Lisa Moran Kuecker (Daniel Kuecker) and Mark Hunstock Moran, and a special great-grandmother to her great-grandson, Remington Joseph Kuecker, all of whom have survived her.
Her nurturing spirit, coupled with a feistiness, gave her an engaging soul that richly blessed all who knew her. She loved unconditionally and valued family and God. She embraced life and found beauty in simplicity. The love of her life, her husband, was always by her side and their enduring love was a true gift to witness.
Mrs. Hunstock was preceded in death by her parents, Emma Hensel Lightweis and John Olt Hunstock, and her brother, Edward Lightweis.
Services will be held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church; 25393 Mt. Pisgah Road, Franklinton; on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Visitation will be held at the church from 12:00 pm until 2:00pm with the funeral at 2:00 pm with burial following at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
 
Ricky Wayne Gill
(February 2, 1963 - August 18, 2014) 
RICKY WAYNE GILL, AGE 51 and a resident of Bogalusa died at 12:37 pm Monday August 18, 2014 at Ochsner’s Hospital in New Orleans surrounded by his family. He was a former Pile Driver for Cajun Constructors and a member of Isabel Baptist Church. Ricky loved classic cars, especially his favorite Chevrolet’s and enjoyed riding motorcycles and horses. He was an artistic person that often painted and did drawings. Ricky was a beloved brother, uncle, nephew and friend.
Survived by: Sister and Brother in law: Denise and Prentiss Forrest of Franklinton; Brother and Sister in law: Dennis and Debbie Gill of Bogalusa; Brother in law: David Young, Jr. of Bogalusa; Niece: Felicia Forrest of Franklinton; 3 Nephews: Ben Thomas, Jr., Eric and Rebecca Thomas all of Bogalusa, Bradford Forrest of Franklinton; Uncle: Donald Bedwell of Baton Rouge; 4 Aunts: Geraldine Penton, Wanzie Talley, Rita and Ronald Mizell, Janice Lambert Bedwell all of Bogalusa; 5 Great-nephews: Ben “Tres” Thomas, III, Beau Voisin, Elijah Thomas, Xander Dunaway, Lucas Dunaway; 3 Great-nieces: Eden Thomas, Erica Thomas, Brenna Thomas; Very Special Friend: Fred Jones
He was preceded in death by his parents Delmar Gill and Aline Bedwell Gill and a sister Linda Young.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday August 20th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jeff Mizell and Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Sammy Kershaw, Chris Penton, Matt Strahan, Jonathan Jones, Ryan Miley, Jay Dupre
Honorary Pallbearer is Fred Jones.
 
James Miller
(Died August 19, 2014) 
James Miller, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his residence in Angie, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
David Ethan Pounds
(November 4, 1956 - August 16, 2014) 
David Ethan Pounds, age 57, born on November 4, 1956 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He retired from the Louisiana National Guard after 20 years of service.
He is survived by three sisters, Carolyn (Phillip) Pfeffer of Canton, TX, Pat Jordan of Bogalusa, LA, and Darlene (Kendall) Miley of Angie, LA; three brothers, Duane Pounds of Bogalusa, LA, William H. (Cecilia) Pounds of Franklinton, LA and Sidney Pounds of Bogalusa, LA; a sister-in-law, Patricia Pounds of Bogalusa, LA; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy Pounds; and two brothers, James Pounds and Charles Ray Pounds.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 9:00 a.m. until the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Dennis Allen and Elder Doyle Ball will be officiating. Interment will follow at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
Joann P. Petrolia
BORN: October 26, 1947
DIED: August 15, 2014
Joann P. Petrolia age 66 passed away August 15, 2014 at her residence here in Bogalusa La. She is survived by two sons, Charles Sorrell of Red Bluff Calif, and David Lavinghouse of Bogalusa La. One brother John Otis Boone of Pine La. Sisters Betty Alsobrooks of Bogalusa, Joyce Lott of Bogalusa, and Ann Noles of Bogalusa. Eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter Rachael Rene Sorrell, parents John Davis and Audie Mae Boone, and also a number of brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Monday August 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery. Rev. Wesley Quave will officiate.
 
James Sharp
(April 14, 1936 - August 15, 2014) 
JAMES LEVERN SHARP, AGE 78 and a resident of Enon died at 10:30 pm Friday August 15, 2014 at his home. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War Era and a member of Sharp’s Chapel Church of God. He was a former engineer and inspector with the Louisiana Highway Department. James was a big sports fan but especially LSU and New Orleans Saints football and NASCAR. He loved gardening and watching old Western movies. James was always a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Survived by: Wife of 54 years: Shirley Voth Sharp of Enon; Daughter and Son in law: Lisa Williams and Rev. Eric Williams of Pine; Son: Bryan Sharp of Enon; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brittany and Cole Hunt, Joshua and Cassidy Williams, Kelsey Williams, Brandon Gerald and Jamie Nugent, Caston Gerald, Brooklynn Sharp, Brandon and Jamie Voth, Mallory Voth; 2 Great-granddaughters: Maddie Gerald and Madison Voth; An expected great-grandson: Ares Gerald; 5 Brothers and Sisters in law: Austin Sharp, Sr. and Ruth Anna Sharp, Flavius and Beryl Jo Sharp, Ray and Mary Ann Sharp, Kenzie and Barbara Sharp, Larry Sharp, Sr. and Debra Sharp; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Dorothy Bourque, Norma and Rami Mailhas, Nell and Mike Hunt; Sisters in law: Cathy Sharp, Brenda Bowen; Brother in law and Sister in law: Keith Voth and Sheree Voth; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his parents Iddo and Valma Sharp, 2 brothers Barney Sharp and Floyd Sharp, sister Ruth Sharp and a young brother Howard Sharp and brother in law Steve Bowen
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday August 18th 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. Eric Williams and Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon.
Pallbearers: Joshua Williams, Brandon Gerald, Brandon Voth, Terry Bourque, Mike Sharp, Cole Hunt
Honorary Pallbearers: Austin Sharp, Jr., Kevin Sharp, Donnie Sharp, Glynn Sharp, Pax Bourque, Travis Sharp, Larry Sharp, Jr., Jeremy Sharp, Ron Sharp
 
Berry L Stringer
(January 23, 1954 - August 15, 2014) 
BERRY L ANN BURNS STRINGER, AGE 60 and a resident of Bogalusa died at 11:04 pm Friday August 15, 2014 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a former cook at Main Street Café and a retail clerk at several businesses. Berry loved spending time outdoors especially at the Bogue Chitto River. She enjoyed camping on the river with her children, often with lots of other children, friends and family.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Michelle and Todd Dykes of Baton Rouge, Jennifer and Chris Fendley of Pine; Son and Daughter in law: Eric and Mindy Slaven of Laurel, MS; 7 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Taylor and Andrew Ammons, Tyler Mathew Slaven, Erica Ann Slaven, Christopher Fendley, Hannah Fendley, Hayden Fendley, Abby Fendley; A Great-grandson: Aiden Lee Ammons; Mother: Iris Todd Burns of Franklinton; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Patricia Weathers of Livingston, Linda Barber, Bobbi and Billy Smith, Missy and Louis Corkern all of Franklinton; Special Nieces: Kayce Singley and Rebecca Seguin; Special Nephew: Jonathan Barber Also numerous other nieces, nephews and family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Wendell Stringer, her father Charles Robert Burns, and a sister Nelda Jean Burns.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday August 17th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Rev. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Eric Slaven, Jonathan Barber, Robert Corkern, Charles Barber, Casey Riley, Dickie Bennett, Santos Lopez
Barbara K. Bennett
BORN: April 7, 1942
DIED: August 14, 2014
Barbara K. Bennett born April 17, 1942 passed away August 14, 2014 at Heritage Manor nursing home in Covington, La. At the age of 72. She was a long time resident of Rio and a member of Palestine Baptist Church
She is survived by two sons, Kendell W. Carter of Bogalusa, Brent N.(Cathy) Carter of Bogalusa, two daughters, Melanie C. Thomas of Bogalusa, Margaret "Mitzi" L. Bennett of Covington, a sister Sarah K. Peterson, a brother, T. Wayne Kitchens of Hammond, 7 grandchildren, Brent N. Carter Jr., Christina M. Carter of Covington, Jonathan K. Carter, Ashlee D. Carter, Miranda E. Carter and Kristina A. Carter of Miss., and step-son Dwight Carter.
She was preceded in death by parents, W.E. and Lillie mae Kitchens, a brother, E.T. Kitchens, a daughter , a sister, Thelma K. Matthews, a daughter, Ina A. Bennett, 2 granddaughters, Catelyn Ann Carter and Tasha M. Thomas.
Visitation will be held Saturday August 16, 2014 at Palestine Baptist Church starting at 11:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Patricia Smith
(July 26, 1931 - August 12, 2014) 
PATRICIA SOMMER SMITH, AGE 83 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:40 am Tuesday August 12, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a native of Chicago, Illinois that had a residence near the Stony Point Community since 1984. She was a 1953 graduate of Depaw University in Greencastle, Indiana where she was Phi Beta Kappa, PEO and a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Her husband’s U.S. Naval service took her to Guam following graduation where she taught typing and business courses to the native people, many whom continued to contact her years after.
Patricia and her husband traveled throughout Europe, visiting all its different countries and Germany on numerous occasions for U.S. Navy Reunions. She also visited Japan, the Philippines, and lived in Hawaii for several years before settling in Metairie for many years prior to permanently moving to Franklinton following Hurricane Katrina. Patricia loved the country living she experienced in Washington Parish and enjoyed listening to music and playing the piano.
Survived by: Husband of 62 years: Ralph E. Smith of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Rebecca Lynn Logan of Raleigh, NC, Susan Louise Mea and Commander William Mea, USN Retired of Arlington VA; 8 Grandchildren: Sarah Logan, David Logan, Jenny Logan, Patrick Mea, Caroline Mea, Kaitlyn Mea, James Mea, Mary Claire Mea; Sister in law: Doris Topke of Guatemala; Also several cousins and other family members
She was preceded in death by her parents Richard H. Sommer and Vivian Zoch Sommer.
A memorial service will be planned for family and friends at an upcoming future date.

Lloyd Stogner
(August 3, 1947 - August 12, 2014) 
Lloyd Stogner, age 67, born on August 3, 1947, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his residence in Franklinton, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Lesha VanEpps
(August 7, 1963 - August 10, 2014) 
Lesha VanEpps, a resident of Franklinton, LA, age 51, born on August 7, 1963 in Walthall County, MS, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.
She is survived by her husband, James VanEpps of Franklinton, LA; two daughters, Shana Lott of Columbia, MS and Chasity Grauel of Folsom, LA; her parents, Robert Earl and Delois Ann O'Bryant Jenkins of Franklinton, LA; two sisters, Teresa Jenkins of South Carolina and Robbye Jenkins of Franklinton, LA; two brothers, Robert and Ryan Jenkins both of Franklinton, LA; four grandchildren, Jailyn and Ryleigh Grauel, Tyler and Abigail Douglas; numerous nieces and nephews; and one great-nephew, Ayden Magee.
Visitation will be held all on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Duncan Cemetery in Tylertown, MS.

Morgan Louis Jones
BORN: December 5, 1946
DIED: August 6, 2014
Morgan Louis Jones born December 5, 1946 passed away August 6, 2014 in Covington at the age of 67. He was a native of Bogalusa.
He survived by a son Samuel Jones of Pittston, PA, step-son, Charles Halliman of Bogalusa, a step-daughter Regina Hall of AR., nephews, Steven Anthony(Rhonda Hill), Herbert Walker, Frank Walker and Huey Tomalane.
Preceded in death by his wife, Susan Quave Jones, a son, Louis Jones Jr., parents Morgan and Mildred Strahan Jones, brother, Pete Jones and sister Mabel Scicard.
Memorial will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.
 
Samuel Gregory Genco
(November 30, 1948 - August 12, 2014) 
Samuel Gregory Genco, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 65, born on November 30, 1948 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
Retired Co-Owner of Genco's Amusement and Distribution Co., Bogalusa School Superintendent, Member of Annunciation Catholic Church, Member of the Knights of Columbus, Past King of MCCA and Bogalusa's outstanding citizen.
He is survived by three brothers, Gary Genco of Metairie, LA, Stephen Genco and Bryan (Cherie) Genco both of Bogalusa, LA;
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sam Genco and Lena Mae Saltaformaggio Genco.
Visitation will be held all on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Annunciation Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. The Funeral Service Mass will be held at 12:00 P.M. with the Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Nicholas Michael DiFabrizio
(December 15, 1968 - July 25, 2014) 
Nicholas Michael DiFabrizio, born December 15, 1968, passed away on July 25, 2014.
The new star that appeared in the heavens tonight is called "Nicholas". A precious gift of 45 years. Always gentle in touch and feelings. A very special brother and son quietly slipped away. Nicholas was musically gifted in piano recording his own dreamscape journeys. Spiritually poetic more imaginative then ordinary speech with beauty of thought and artistic effect shown in his book of poem's, "Modern Day Angel". Loving memories of you dearest Nicholas will keep you forever close to us in our thoughts, our hearts and our soul.
Survivors include, loving mother, April Bersin, twin sister, April DiFabrizio and the late Dennis Michael DiFabrizio.
 
Dennis Michael DiFabrizio
(March 10, 1947 - July 22, 2014) 
Dennis Michael DiFabrizio, born in Charleston, West Virginia, passed away July 22, 2014 at the age of 67.
He is survived by his twin children, April DiFabrizio of Covington, LA and Nicholas Michael DiFabrizio of Madisonville, LA.
He is preceded in death by, his parents, Mabel and Carl DiFabrizio; wife, Beverly Lynn DiFabrizio; brother, Kevin Bradley and Toni Rene DiFabriio.
He was a Navy veteran served on the USS Forrestal CV-59 Aircraft Carrier with Sen. John McCain in July 29, 1967. When munitions explosions killed 137 men Michael was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. He attended West Virginia Institute of Technology. He worked on the space program with Lockhead Martin for many years before retiring. Having a passion for cooking, baking and entertaining. A warm engaging personality generous always with a great sense of humor. He will be remembered with great fondness.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Isabel Thomas Hayman
BORN: April 16, 1924
DIED: August 10, 2014
Isabel Thomas Hayman age 90 passed away August 10, 2014 at Resthaven Living Center where she was a resident. She is survived by one son James Hayman Jr. of Bogalusa La. Four daughters, Donna Lawrence of Diamond Head, Elana Rodeheaver of Bogalusa La, Tyrona Whitman of Picayune Ms, Teresa Hayman of Carrier Ms. Brothers, Dewey Thomas and Douglas Thomas both of Thomas La. Sisters, Ada Merle Menish of Bogalusa La, Ledonia Hill of Bogalusa, and Janette Ahlman of Thomas La.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Hayman Sr., parents Commodore and Marie Thomas, brothers Simon and Phillip Ray Thomas. Sisters Elizabeth Thomas and Waver Jordan. One grandson Craig Hayman.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday August 13, 2014 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Deacon Harold Thomas will officiate.
 
Douglas Ladner
(September 6, 1928 - August 11, 2014) 
DOUGLAS ELDEE LADNER, AGE 85 and a resident of Pine died at 4:00 am Monday August 11, 2014 at his home after a courageous 24 year battle with cancer. He was a longtime member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church that loved working in his garden. He enjoyed raising his chickens and formerly worked in the maintenance department at Resthaven Living Center. Douglas was born in Lumberton, MS on September 6, 1928 and married Molly Duncan on March 1, 1956. He always loved his family and cherished all the time spent with his grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife of 58 years: Molly Duncan Ladner of Pine; 4 Sons and Daughters in law: James Douglas Ladner and Charlotte Ladner of Amite, Jimmy Ray Ladner and Lisa Ladner of Pine, John Ray Ladner of Franklinton, Brandon Aaron Ladner of Pine; Daughter and Son in law: Janice Faye Wagoner and Larry Wagoner of Carriere, MS; 5 Grandchildren: Donny James Ladner, Hannah Leigh Ladner, Jennifer Lynn Wagoner, Joshua Edward Wagoner, Sarah Louise Ladner Ebarb and Michael Ebarb; 2 Great-grandchildren: Gavin Scott Bernard and Evan Shane Bernard; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: George E. Ladner and Pat Ladner, Bruce Ladner and Gayle Ladner, David and Dianna Ladner, Charles and Renee Ladner all of Pine; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Betty Rose Phillips of Tylertown, Margaret Rawls, Dolores and Bobby Luper all of Pine; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his parents Eldee Ladner and Cascelia Beall Ladner, grandson Jim Harley Ladner, a brother Conrad Ray Ladner, sister Kathryn L. Breland and brothers in law Melvin Rawls and Eld. Ted Phillips.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday August 12th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Clyde Cooper and Bro. Brent King officiating. Burial will follow in the Maples Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Josh Wagoner, Donny Ladner, Joey Philipello, Heath Wayne Spears, Brian Luper, Ryan Ladner
Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Vince Kidd and Dr. Mark James
 
OTTIS BARBER
(November 19, 1928 - August 8, 2014) 
OTTIS BARBER, AGE 85 and a resident of Thomas died at 1:34 AM Friday, August 08, 2014 at his residence.
He served in Japan in post-World War II. He was a Baptist minister for 38 years and a lifelong member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He served his church and community all his adult life and will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Survived by: Wife of 66 years Margie Barber of Thomas; 2 Daughter and son in law: Janet and Lester Thomas of Thomas; Kerry and Louis Sawyer of Tylertown; Grandchildren and spouses: Danny and Suzette Nielson of Hackley; Kim and Jim Miller, Alan and Shelly Thomas; Adam and Hannah Thomas all of Thomas; Karen and David Frank of Prairieville, LA; Great grandchildren and spouses: Dustin and Johanna Nielson, Danielle Nielson, Kassidy Nielson, Darrell Burris, Katie Burris, Mason Rowell, Katie Frank, Christopher Frank, Connor Miller, Jessie Miller; Great grandchild: Bryce Whaley; Brother and sister in law: Willis and Minnie Belle Barber of Franklinton
He was preceded in death by 2 sons Jimmie Ottis Barber and Kevin Ray Barber, his parents Ira and Gertrude Taylor Barber, his brothers Colins, Marley, Hulon, J.W., Carlos Barber and 2 sisters Elvie Warren and Onetha Simmons.
Visitation will be at Crain from 5:30 PM until 10 PM Saturday, August 9, 2014 and after 11 AM Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Duane Ball and Eld. Don Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Danny Nielson, Dustin Nielson, Darrell Burris, Jim Miller, John Mord, Adam Thomas, Alan Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers: Monroe McElveen, Billy Knight, John Breland, Donald Wayne Magee, John Gill, Jack Whaley, Pete Barber
 
Rose Vise
(October 17, 1934 - August 5, 2014) 
Roselyn Virginia Wynn Vise, age 79, and a resident of Franklinton, passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of August 5th, 2014.
Miss Rose, as she was affectionately known, was born in Etowah County, Alabama on October 17, 1934. She often spoke of becoming a Christian when she visited a Methodist Camp Meeting at the age of 11. She met the love of her life while she was in high school and married Calvin Vise on September 8, 1951. Her dream was to have a big white house filled with children. Rose and Calvin began their marriage in Birmingham, AL and relocated to St. Bernard, LA in 1957 when Calvin was transferred with Southern Natural Gas Company. They were transferred again in 1966 to Franklinton where Rose found her big white house.
Rose loved being a wife, mother and homemaker. In addition to caring for her own nine children, she opened her heart and her home to multitudes of band students, friends of her children and many young mothers who needed someone to talk to.
Through the years, Rosie's big white house became the center of many celebrations as the family grew to include many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosie had a way of making you know that she loved you best.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Calvin Vise; Her 9 Children and Spouses: Jennifer and John Stites of Crossville, Tennessee; Beth and Russell Keaton of Bogalusa, Louisiana; Tommy Vise of Franklinton, Louisiana; Steve Vise of Walker, Louisiana; Kenny Vise of Austin, Texas; Ginger and Frank Corcoran of Jupiter, Florida; Kim and Tommy Tynes of Franklinton, Louisiana; Jay Vise and Lisa Schellhaas of Metairie, Louisiana; Marc Vise and Suellen Richardson of Franklinton, Louisiana; Her brother and sister-in-law Earl and Bernice Wynn of Boaz, Alabama; Her seventeen grandsons, eight granddaughters, eight great-grandsons and eight great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jarrett Alfred Wynn and Wilburn Elizabeth Wynn, nine brothers and sisters, and her granddaughter Betsy Rachal.
Visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home on Friday August 8th from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and on Saturday from 9:00am until the funeral service at 10:00am in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Percy Mac Frazier officiating. Burial will be in the Vise Family Cemetery after the service.
Pallbearers will be her sons Tommy Vise, Steve Vise, Kenny Vise, Jay Vise, and Marc Vise and her grandson Tommy Vise III.
Honorary pallbearers include her 17 grandsons.
 
Betty Lou Duncan
BORN: May 14, 1934
DIED: August 6, 2014
Betty Lou Duncan age 80 passed away August 6, 2014 at Our Lady Of Angels Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of Church of United Faith.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years Rev. Robert J. Duncan of Bogalusa, one son Robert Samuel Duncan of Bogalusa. Five daughters, Betty Faye Bufkin of Enon La, Patricia Ann Duncan of Bogalusa, Sandra K. Stafford of Franklinton La, Shirlene Magee of Bogalusa La, Rebecca Lynn Blount of Holden La. Three brothers Rev. Walton Wheat of Crossroads Ms, Oneal Wheat, and Jerry Wheat all of Crossroads. Two sisters, Ruby Miller of Meridian Ms, and Rose Odom of Crossroads Ms. Thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Mabel Wheat, brothers Rev. Billy Ray Wheat, Luther Wheat, and Joey Wheat. One sister Pearlie Warner.
Visitation will be held Friday at The Church of United Faith on Marshall Richardson Rd in Bogalusa. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 8 a.m. until time for service in the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Jerry Duncan, Rev. Kirk Hoelzel and Rev. Charles Warren will officiate.

Kathleen H Beard
(Died August 6, 2014) 
Kathleen H. Beard, age 89, passed away in Ridgeland, MS on Wednesday August 6, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.

Earlane Bateman
(September 17, 1930 - August 5, 2014) 
EARLANE SCHILLING BATEMAN, AGE 83 and a resident of Enon died after 10:00 am Tuesday August 5, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center where she was a former Nurse’s Aid for over 20 years. She was a longtime active member of Enon Baptist Church who would always be there for people in need. Earlane enjoyed crocheting, dancing and visiting the Smokey Mountains with her family. She was an excellent cook, especially her famous lemon pound cake, and was very good at making jelly of all different types which she shared with others. She loved angels and collected numerous figurines and statutes. Earlane was loved by all that knew her and will be sadly missed.
Survived by: Husband of 57 years: Hugh V. Bateman of Enon; Son and Daughter in law: Randy and Jill Bateman of the Bonner Creek Community; Granddaughter and fiancé: Amanda Willis and Jared Martin of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents Tolar Schilling and Vera Lambert Schilling and 4 brothers Frank Schilling, Kelly Schilling, Omar Schilling and Robert Davis.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 7th from 11 am until her funeral service at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating with a eulogy by family member Ron Bateman. Burial will follow in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Randy Bateman, Bruce Knight, Vic Jones, Karl Cassanova, John Brumfield, and Mike McLin
 
Christopher Hunter Lewis
(Died August 5, 2014) 
Christopher Hunter Lewis, aged 53, died August 5, 2014 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He served as Justice Court Judge of the 5th Ward of washington Parish. LA. Chris was an active member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bogalusa and served as Senior Warden of the church vestry. He was a member of the board of directors of the Louisiana Polled Hereford Association. He served the community in many ways as a participant in numerous organizations both civic and social. Chris and his wife Kay have, for many years, owned and run Lewis Insurance of Angie, LA.
He is survived by his wife Kay, two daughters, Christal Lewis, Brittany (Dan) Penton and one son, Stephen Lewis, three grandchildren, Colt, Anna Kay, and Emmett Penton, all of Angie, LA.
Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his his parents Dr. Bert and Thelma Lewis.
He is survived by three siblings, Jeff (Kim) Lewis Sr, of Franklinton, LA, Mike Lewis and Stephanie Lewis, both of St. Francisville, LA. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 10:00a.m. until the Funeral service at 3:00p.m. all at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church with Father Chad Jones officiating. Interment will follow at the Sandy Hook Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chris's name to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 208 Georgia Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Edsel Martin
(August 7, 1938 - July 30, 2014) 
DONALD EDSEL MARTIN, AGE 75 and a resident of Pine died at 1:45 am Wednesday July 30, 2014 at his home. He was a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Pine Masonic Lodge for nearly 50 years. Edsel retired as a linesman from Washington/St. Tammany Electric Co-op after 35 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and traveling to the Smokey Mountains. Edsel cherished his wife and family and he was well liked by everyone that knew him.
Survived by: Wife of 53 years: Patsy Taylor Martin of Pine; 4 Children and Spouses: Donna and Hal Russell of Pine, Timothy and Connie Martin of Thomas, Anthony and Lana Martin of Walker, Tonya and Bro. Jason Skipper of Picayune, MS; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Miranda Russell Jones and Auston Jones, Scott and Raven Martin, Jonathan Martin, Peyton Martin, Alissa Martin, Landon Martin, Abigail Skipper, Titus Skipper; 1 Great-grandchild: Hunter Martin; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his parents Dollar Martin and Rosetta Breland Martin, brothers Melton, Marlon, Lester, and Silmon Martin and sisters Lois Freeman, Wlima Pounds, Shirley Freeman and a grandson Chance Russell
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday July 31st from 6 pm until 10 pm. Visitation will continue Friday at Pine Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Bro. Brent King, Bro. Jason Skipper, Bro. Glen Stuart and Bro. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Scott Martin, Auston Jones, Kolton Quinn, Gary Freeman, Sidney Taylor, Mark Barber
Honorary Pallbearers: Kyle Magee, Eric Pierce, James Miller, Jacob Moore
 
Shirley Dean Caldwell
(June 25, 1936 - July 28, 2014) 
SHIRLEY DEAN CALDWELL, AGE 78 and a resident of the Hackley Community died Monday afternoon July 28, 2014 at her home. She was a former resident of Gretna and a member of Briarwood Baptist Church and the William D. White Lodge of the Order of the Eastern Star in Gretna. Shirley enjoyed tending to her flowers and plants and going out to eat with family and friends. She had been on several cruises with her family and was always a loving wife and mother who adored her grandchildren.
Survived by: Husband: Jimmie “Jim” Caldwell of the Hackley Community; 3 Daughters and sons in law: Donna and Joseph Curet of Wagaman, Lisa and Michael Ketchum of Madisonville, Janice Seals of Stateline; 2 Grandchildren: Joshua Ketchum and Jamie Ketchum; Also numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved.
She was preceded in death by her parents Elton Brumfield and Vera Toney Brumfield, sister Ruby Brumfield Sorenson and a brother T.J. Brumfield.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday July 30th from 10 am until the funeral service at 12 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Briarwood Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Josh Martin, Jordan Galloway, Daran Branch, Terry Harris, Josh Williams, John Penton
Honorary Pallbearers: Glenn Hartzog, Charlie Thomas, Gary Thomas

Irene Balint Fazekas
(February 12, 1924 - July 23, 2014) 
IRENE BALINT FAZEKAS, AGE 90 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 10:40 am Wednesday July 23, 2014 at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie. She was a native of Albany and a former resident of Metairie. She worked at the church nursery of her former church Mid City Baptist Church and also at her current Mt. Hermon Baptist Church for over 45 years. Mrs. Fazekas also “baby sat” with numerous children for many years and she loved traveling around the country with her daughter and family.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Diane and Charles Ray Smith of Mt. Hermon; Son: Wayne Fazekas of Franklinton; 4 Grandchildren and Spouse: Robin Brock and Darren Bass, Greg Smith, Holly Fazekas, Jason Fazekas; Sister: Mary Balint Foltz of Metairie; 6 Great-grandchildren and 4 Great-great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles Fazekas, her parents Geza Balint and Margaret Pal Balint, 2 sisters Margaret Balint Cutrer and Rosemary Balint DeLeo, two brothers Geza Balint and Michael Balint and a grandson Kevin Fazekas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Monday July 28th from 10 am until 1 pm. An Eastern Star Service will be held at 1 pm Monday followed by a funeral service in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Micah Rutland officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Hammond.
 
James Sherwood Adams
DIED: July 21, 2014
James Sherwood Adams born June 10, 1942 joined his Heavenly Father on Monday July 21, 2014 at the age of 72.
He is survived by his devoted niece Kim Cefalu Epperson, and his great-niece and nephew Emily Epperson and David Robert Epperson, also survived by his cousins and special caregiver Ellen Brown.
Sherwood was preceded in death by his parents Percell Adams and Ada Jones Adams, two sisters, Gwen "Chi Chi" Armour and Charlotte Anne Cefalu, his brothers William Otha Ingram and Glenis Ingram and special caregiver, Jerelene Hebert.
Sherwood lived his life in Bogalusa and moved to Kenner, La. In 2001. He enjoyed many happy years as an active resident of Westminster Towers. He was a helpful friend to all and enjoyed every bingo game. A special thanks to staff at Metairie Health Care and Harmony Hospice.
Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Hillview Memorial Gardens in Bogalusa , La. On Friday July 25, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. Rev. Caleb Martin will officiate the graveside services.

John L. Woods, Jr.
(March 31, 1968 - July 21, 2014) 
JOHN LOUIS WOODS, JR. AGE 46 and a resident of Franklinton died at 10:27 pm Monday July 21, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a former longtime resident of Kenner but had lived in Washington Parish for the last 11 years. John was a Senior Superintendent of Construction with Carl E. Woodward Design and Build and he loved Chevy Corvettes.
Survived by: Wife: Michelle L. Woods of Franklinton; Daughter: Ashlyn Woods; Parents: John L. Woods, Sr. and Kathryn Berel Woods of Kenner; Brother and Sister in law: Jason Joseph Woods and Jennifer Woods of Gonzales; Nephew and Niece: Jason Woods, Jr. and Abigail Woods; Mother in law: Linda G. Niette of Covington; Also aunts, uncles and numerous cousins and other family
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, on Saturday July 26th from 10 am until 1 pm. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Immediately following the memorial, a reception for family and friends will be held at the fellowship hall of Holy Family Catholic Church, 1318 Bickham Street, Franklinton.
Lexie Crowe Dykes
(July 13, 1922 - July 22, 2014) 
LEXIE CROWE DYKES, AGE 92 and a resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday morning July 22, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a longtime member of Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church and a former seamstress at Rutter-Rex for over 30 years. Mrs. Lexie enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers. She loved cooking for her family and traveling when she could. She treated everyone with kindness and was a friend to all those she met.
Survived by: 5 Children and Spouses: Kenneth Ray and Lillie Dykes, Milton and Pat Dykes all of Franklinton, Diane and Charles Strickland of Kentwood, Janie and Kendall Smith of Franklinton, Mary and Henry Tate of Pine; Son in law: Wayne Brooks of Tylertown; 17 Grandchildren and a large number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest G. “Buster” Dykes, a daughter Betty Lou Dykes Brooks, her parents Acie Crowe and Etta Stafford Crowe, grandchildren Timothy Hyde, Theresa Dykes Thomas, Tonya Tate, Jason Tate, Sonya Tate Thomas, and Brenda Denise Brooks, a sister Laura Crowe and brothers Herman, Ocie, Hilton, and Dolan Crowe.
Visitation will be at Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church Friday July 25th from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am in the church with Eld. Jason Skipper and Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Glennis Brooks, Clint Dykes, Keith Dykes, Tracy Smith, James Tate, Roger Dale Hyde
Honorary Pallbearers: Mark Randol, Dennis Dykes, Justin Tate, Damon Smith, Kevin Smith
 
Donis "Donna" Quave
BORN: September 9, 1932
DIED: July 21, 2014
Donis "Donna" Quave age 81 passed away July 21, 2014 at Our Lady of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La.
She is survived by one son, William Quave of Bogalusa, and one daughter Sharon Quave Holland of Bogalusa La., one sister Dovis Kennedy of Picayune Ms. Numerous grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Fred Quave, one son Joseph Raymond Quave, one daughter Susan Irene Jones, her parents Samuel and Lillie Swaggerty. She is also preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Friday July 25, 2014 from 11 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Bruhl Cemetery.
 
Tracy Gerald Hayden
(November 7, 1969 - July 21, 2014) 
TRACY MELINDA GERALD HAYDEN, AGE 44 and a resident of Thomas died Monday afternoon July 21, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center. She was formerly a beautician and she liked horses. Tracy loved going to the beach but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Survived by: 2 Daughters: Danielle and Norman C. Taylor, Amber and Kenneth Alexander all of Thomas; 4 Grandchildren: Lai’La Taylor and Leiah Taylor, Kohen Alexander and Kyler Alexander; Mother: Margaret Bennett Gerald of Thomas; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Tony Dale and Stacey Gerald, Jimmy Wayne and Lisa Gerald all of Thomas; Several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her father Floyd Dale Gerald, and her grandparents Alton and Hazel Gerald and Monroe and Hazel Bennett.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday July 23rd 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 Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the Alton Gerald Cemetery.
 
Denise Annette Gaeta
(July 22, 1957 - July 17, 2014) 
Denise Annette Gaeta, age 56, born on July 22, 1957 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her residence in Covington, LA.
She is survived by her mother, Margaret W. Gaeta of Lafayette, LA; two sisters, Diane Baggett of Bogalusa, LA and Deborah Gaeta of New Orleans, LA; two brothers, Dominick Gaeta, Jr. and wife Cookie of Lake Charles, LA and Derrick Gaeta, Sr. of Lafayette, LA; numerous nieces, nephews; aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Dominick Anthony Gaeta, Sr.; a brother-in-law, Pat Baggett; her grandparents, Peter and Rosalie Gaeta; Andrew and Julia Wisniewski; and numerous other family.
There will be a Memorial Service at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Peace in Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa, LA.
 
Sharon Corkern
(May 12, 1952 - July 17, 2014) 
SHARON KAY CORKERN, AGE 62 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:42 am Thursday July 17, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a former cook at Danny’s Fried Chicken and a longtime active member of Victory Baptist Church. She loved God and loved her church family very much. Sharon enjoyed children and often worked at the church nursery and helped care for numerous children of her family and friends. She was also a big Elvis Pressley fan.
Survived by: Siblings and Spouses: Louise and Terry Delaughter of Kentucky, Michael Barber, Patrick Esteve, Vernon Esteve, Darrell Esteve, Michael and Joan Esteve all of Franklinton Michelle Esteve of New Orleans, Anita and Charles Barber of Franklinton; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Forbes, her father Relious J. Corkern, mother Marcus Hall Corkern, step-mother Bonnie Barber Corkern, Frankie Barber Esteve, sister Shirley Walker and sister and brother in law Ann and Michael Racca
Visitation will be at Victory Baptist Church Saturday July 19th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the church with Rev. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the Corkern/Caves Cemetery.

Steven L. Elie, Sr.
(May 26, 1966 - July 18, 2014) 
STEVEN LORENZO ELIE, SR. AGE 48 and a resident of the Stony Point Community died at 1:30 pm Friday July 18, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a former resident of St. Bernard Parish before joining his family in Washington Parish following Hurricane Katrina. Steven enjoyed model trains but his greatest passion was cars of all types. He had a true Heart of Gold and was always willing to help others no matter what the situation.
Survived by: 2 Sons: Steven L. Elie, Jr. of Metairie, Jason Elie of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Dominic Elie, Logan and Miranda; Parents: Clifford and Judy Elie of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Annette and Benny Acosta of Florida; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Cliff Elie, Jr. and Theresa Elie of Madisonville, Chris Elie of Covington; Longtime Friend and Companion: Susan Guidry; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Richard and Josie Albrecht and Arthur and Belle Elie.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton Wednesday July 23rd from 1 pm until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

Iva Jane Knight
(January 24, 1916 - July 19, 2014) 
IVA JANE BENNETT KNIGHT, AGE 98 and a resident of Franklinton died at 10:23 am Saturday July 19, 2014 at Ochsner Northshore Hospital in Slidell. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton who loved her pastors and church family very much. Iva was a former seamstress for Rutter Rex and later became self-employed for many years. She enjoyed working in her garden and tending to her plants every year. She was always a loving mother and grandmother to her large family.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Margaret and Walt Smith of Franklinton, Jo Ann and Luc Van Muylem of California, Marilyn and Clarence Russell of Franklinton; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: William Pierce Knight and Katherine Knight, Joey Knight, Jr. all of Franklinton; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kathy and Byron Rogers, Kaye and Mark Bott, Karen Mixon, Will and Kristi Knight, David J. Knight, Kelli and B.J. Brumfield, Brian Johnston, Emily Johnston, Melissa Russell and Sam Yoselevitz, Adam Lane Russell and Schantell Russell; 3 Sisters: Loreen Aultman, Oma Phillips, Mary Bass all of Missisippi; 2 Brothers: Howard Bennett of Foxworth, MS, Renee Bennett of Jackson, MS; Also numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, one great-great-great-grandchild, and also a huge number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Meadie Knight, Sr., her parents Pierce Bennett and Mary Olive Broome Bennett, 2 sisters and 6 brothers, and a step-grandson Robbie Knight.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday July 22nd from 9 am until the funeral service at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Will Knight, Brian Johnston, B.J. Brumfield, Stevie Bennett, Lane Russell, Luc Van Muylem
The family wishes to express their appreciation to her many caregivers for all the support they have given them and Mrs. Iva through the years.

Ernestine Gerald
(January 23, 1936 - July 15, 2014) 
ERNESTINE KEATON GERALD, AGE 78 and a resident of Thomas died at 7:05 AM Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was a dedicated, working women her entire life and was a longtime member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Ernestine loved cooking for her family and friends and enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and sons in law: Rita and Bruce Nielson of Franklinton, Lynn and David Brooks of Thomas, Lachelle and Daryl Barber of Franklinton; 2 Sons and a daughter in law: Ronald and Barbara Gerald of Pine, Brent Gerald of Thomas; Daughter in law: Dana Gerald of Thomas; 13 Grandchildren and spouses: Grant and Laura Gerald, Jennifer Nielson, Dudley and Amanda Nielson, Brittney and Josh Penton, Raven Nielson, Nature Brooks, Jacob and Kim Brooks, Debbie and Colt McElveen, Amanda and Chris Hall, Kristina Gerald, Rebecca Gerald, Miran Wood and Kassey Barber; 16 Great grandchildren; Sister and brother in law: Quitmon and Maxine Landrum of Bogalusa; Brother in law and sister in law: Don and Joann Gerald of Thomas; 2 Sisters in law: Ione Gerald and Margaret Gerald both of Thomas; Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Shelton Gerald, a son Alton E. Gerald, a daughter in law Peggy Gerald, 2 grandchildren William Kyle Nielson and Timothy Davis Gerald, her parents Ellis Keaton and Ida Seals Keaton and 2 brothers in law Floyd Dale Gerald and Burdell Gerald and a sister Avaline Hopkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 9 PM Wednesday, July 16th and after 9 AM Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Willie J. Passman, Rev. Harold Gaddy and Rev. Jimmy Oalman, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Alton Gerald Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Grant Gerald, Jacob Brooks, Dudley Nielson, Josh Penton, Colt McElveen, Tony Dale Gerald, David Graves, Bobby Story
Beth Wheat Jones
(August 14, 1926 - July 14, 2014) 
BETH WHEAT JONES, AGE 87 and a resident of the Bonner Creek Community died at 11:00 am Monday July 14, 2014 at her daughter’s home. She was a former longtime telephone operator at Southeast Louisiana Hospital who enjoyed visiting on the phone with family and friends.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Myra Beth and Earl Bullock of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren and Spouses: Darlene Bullock and August Fugate of Franklinton Steve and Tanya Bullock of Slidell, Zac Bullock of Franklinton; 7 Great-grandchildren: Madison, Logan, Camryn, Dalton, Holden, Makynin, Colston; Brother and Sister in law: John and Beverly Wheat of Dallas, TX; Brother in law: Hollis Jones of Bogalusa; Also several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Leverett L. “Pete” Jones, an infant son Jimmy, her parents James Myra Wheat and Ella Mae Maxwell Wheat, and 2 brothers Carl Ray Wheat and James M. Wheat.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday July 16th from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 10:30 am in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Jeff Sims officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonner Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Steve Bullock, Zac Bullock, Dale Wheat, Greg Quin, Jeff Knight, W.E. Knight
Honorary Pallbearers: Logan Jordan, Holden Galloway, Dalton Bullock, Colston Bullock
 
Ronald Edwin Lee, Sr.
(January 24, 1947 - July 8, 2014) 
RONALD EDWIN LEE, SR., age 67 and a native of St. Bernard Parish now residing in Franklinton died at 1:56 PM Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his residence.
He enjoyed his work as a route salesman. He also enjoyed time fishing and working on cars.
Survived by: Wife: Susan Schroeder Lee; Children and spouses: Wendy Mumphrey and Frank Mumphrey; Kelly Stogner and Scottie Stogner; Rhonda Hass and Rick Fruge; Ronald Lee, Jr.; Grandchildren: Brittany and Joe Stevens, Adrian Stogner, Lauren Rivet, Anthony Mumphrey, Brooklyne Sansone, Tyler Stogner, Tessa Lopez, Kimberly Stogner; Great grandchildren: Adrian Stogner, Jr., Mckinlee Rivet, Myla Sansone
He was preceded in death by his parents Annie Ciaccio and Onon Lee.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Thursday, July 10, 2014 and after 9 AM Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Midway Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Valerie Penton Vaughn
BORN: August 5, 1963
DIED: July 7, 2014
Valerie Penton Vaughn age 50 passed away July 7, 2014 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Angie La. and a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Bogalusa. She is survived by her husband Thomas Vaughn of Angie La. One brother Larry Penton of Natchez Ms. Four sisters, Audrey Thomas of Bush La, Pearl Geraldson Harper of Natchez Ms, Margaret Watson of Franklinton La, Mamie Penton of Bogalusa La.
She was preceded in death by her parents Horace and Vasrie Penton and one brother Julius Penton.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday July 10, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday July 11, 2014 from 8 a.m. until time for service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate.
Joyce Magee
June 29, 1927 - July 6, 2014
Hilda Joyce Magee, 87, passed away on Sunday, July 6th at Christwood Retirement Community in Covington after a courageous five-month battle with cancer.
Born in Hammond, Louisiana, on June 29, 1927, she was valedictorian of her Hammond High School graduating class before earning a degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and working part time in medical administration while being a full time mom. She and her family lived in Franklinton and Baton Rouge before moving to Mandeville in 2002.
Joyce never met a stranger, always striking up a conversation with everyone she met along the way. Even in her last days, she was sweet and funny with everyone around her; her sense of humor never waned. Joyce and her beautiful smile will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Active and involved until her illness, she was a proud founding member of the Pierre de Mandeville chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a regular at Christwood’s Bible study classes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 64 years, Ellis C. Magee; daughter and son-in-law Janet Fabre Smith and Larry Smith; daughters Melanie Dixon and Marsha O’Brien; and son and daughter-in-law Steven and Sherryl Magee. She was also a beloved grandmother to Alicia Magee and Victoria and Grace Dixon and preceded in death by her parents Dolly and Clinton Randall of Hammond, Louisiana.
A memorial service will be held at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West. 21st Avenue in Covington, LA on Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m.; visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christwood Support Foundation (100 Christwood Blvd, Covington, 70433) or Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital (1203 S. Tyler St., Covington, 70433). Online condolences may be made to the family at ejfieldingfh.com
 
Greg McCardle
(December 23, 1961 - July 6, 2014) 
Greg McCardle, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 52, born on December 23, 2014 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA.
He is survived by a sister, Cindy McCardle of Franklinton, LA; a niece, Dee Magee Jones; a nephew Matthew DeWayne Magee; one great-niece, Ariel Jones, two great-nephews, James Brandon Jones and Ty Brannan Magee; and numerous aunts, uncles & cousins.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Chad Jenkins and Minister Gregory Russell officiating.

Clara Ernestine "Ernie" Shetler
(October 31, 1925 - July 6, 2014) 
Clara Ernestine "Ernie" Shetler, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 88, born on October 31, 1925 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
She was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Shetler Arnett of Atlanta, GA; a son, Bryan F. Shetler of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Barbara Knight Seal of Shreveport, LA, Grace Knight Guilott of Sun, LA and Faye Knight Spencer of Pineville, LA; a sister-in-law, Nell Knight of Varnado, LA; four grandchildren, Taryn Hearn, Tonya DiMaggio, Heather Esposito and Michael Shetler; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Shetler, Sr.; a son, Charles G. Shetler, Jr.; a sister, Mattie Lee Thompson and two brothers, Fielding Knight and Richard Knight.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating.
 
Eva Mae Spinks
(March 25, 1927 - July 4, 2014) 
EVA MAE JONES SPINKS, AGE 87 and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:00 am Friday July 4, 2014 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Franklinton and also attended Bogue Chitto Heights Baptist Church on occasion. Eva loved to share her Christian testimony with others and always encouraged people to go to church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was forever a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her large family.
Survived by: 7 Children and Spouses: Billy and Eileen Spinks, Herman Spinks, Margie Cook all of Franklinton, Will and Terry Spinks of Montana, Thelma and Dan Kimball of Oregon, Jack and Karen Spinks of Biloxi, MS, Rena Spinks and Charles Tingue of Franklinton; Sister: Elizabeth Delaughter of Franklinton; 22 Grandchildren; 58 Great-grandchildren; 19 Great-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Will Spinks, a daughter Emily Bowman, infant twin sons Michael and Mark Spinks, 2 sisters Lorraine Corkern, Edith Williams and 2 brothers Virgil Jones and J.D. Jones.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday July 6th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at First United Pentecostal Church from 9 am until the funeral service in the church at 10 am with Rev. Harry McIntyre and Rev. Pat Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandsons Joe Spinks, Junior Cook, James Spinks and great-grandsons Draven Spinks, Michael Melancon, and Joseph Melancon.
Honorary Pallbearers: Michael Tingue, Allen Tingue, Frank Martin, Ray Martin, Brian Spinks, James Kimball
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the Administration and Staff of Good Samaritan Living Center for the great care and support given to Mrs. Eva during the last few years.
 
Donna Kay Young Varnado
(May 30, 1957 - July 3, 2014) 
Donna Kay Young Varnado, a resident of Poplarville, MS, age 57, born on May 30, 1957 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Varnado; her son, Keynan Preston Varnado; her mother, Jeanette Fuller Young; her brothers, Michael Wayne Young, Stephen Scott Young and Charles Edward Young, Jr.
She is preceded in death by a son, Ron Michael Varnado; her father, Charles Edward Young, Sr.; and a sister, Susan Young Penton.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Billy Ray Hines officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Poplarville, MS.
Charlotte Spencer
(September 15, 1954 - July 3, 2014)
CHARLOTTE ANN PASSMAN SPENCER, AGE 59 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:20 am Thursday July 3, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton where she attended the Circle of Joy Sunday School Class, sang in the sanctuary choir and served on several committees. Charlotte was a loan originator and administrative assistant at Magee Financial and was a member of the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce. She was also active in the Waverley Club, Winbury Club and Magnolia Belles women’s groups.
Charlotte enjoyed going RV camping with her family and loved working alongside her husband in her flower garden. She liked to read and go out to dinner with her friends in the Supper Club, who will serve as honorary pallbearers. She cherished all the time spent with her children and grandchildren and was a real joy to all her many friends.
Survived by: Husband: Dale Spencer of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Byron and DeAnn Forbes of Franklinton; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Alicia and Brett Pounds of Sun, Lyn and Ronnie Taylor of Stateline, Cynthia and Chris Pope of Franklinton; 8 Grandchildren: Jonathan Seal, Jacob Seal, Reid Pounds, Garrett Pounds, Allison Forbes, Aaron Forbes, Drew Taylor, Kaylyn Pope; Parents: Elder Willie J. Passman and Gilda McNeese Passman of Franklinton; Sister: Anita McNeal of Franklinton: Brother and Sister in law Billy and Leslie Passman of Franklinton; Mother in law: Charline Spencer of Franklinton; Brother in law: Ted Spencer of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Franklinton Monday July 7th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Tuesday with Rev. Paul Watts, Eld. Doyle Ball, Rev. Wayne Miller and Eld. Burdette Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencer Cemetery.
 
Flora Sloan Magee
(September 27, 1933 - July 3, 2014) 
Flora Sloan Magee entered her heavenly home on July 3, 2014. A member of Memorial Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA. She enjoyed years of service to churches and community. She served the local campfire organization as leader for a Blue Bird Group, as well as a Campfire Girls group, assisted by Mrs. Gloria Alford. She spent several years working with Bogalusa Assembly Order of Rainbow for Girls, earning the Grand Cross of Color at the State level. She was honored but humbled to be elected to the office of Worthy Matron of Jessamine Chapter #82 Order of the Eastern Star in Bogalusa, LA, a total of four terms, resigning in the middle of fourth term due to illness.
A loving friend, sister, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her precious daughter, Peggy Adcox Miller; a granddaughter, Penny Price; great-granddaughters, Brittany (Chip) Mitchell and Madison Price; great-grandson, Dante Price; and two great-great-grandsons, Peyton and Bryce Mitchell; one brother, Robert (Margaret) Sloan of Baton Rouge, LA; and three sisters, Beverly LaNell Gray of Texas, Lavonia Graham of Abita Springs, LA, and Janet (Harvey) Volentine of Clinton, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husbands, H. G. "Penny" Adcox, Rev. Virgil R. Sumrall; W. T. Martin and Richard N. Magee.; her small son, Harold Glynn Adcox; her parents, R. V. and Ada Pace Sloan; two grandsons, Trey Price and Michael Price; a brother, Ralph Wilton Sloan; and son-in-law, Courtney Miller.
In accord with her wishes; there will be no formal funeral service. She asked for continued prayer for her family and that any memorial donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or a church or charity of one's choice.
A memorial service to be held at a later date.
Special Thank you to St. Joseph Hospice and South East Home Health.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Mary B. Pounds
(April 19, 1926 - July 1, 2014) 
Mary B. Pounds, age 88, born on April 19, 1926 in Bogalusa, LA, died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a devoted member and Sunday School Teacher at Lee's Creek Baptist Church of Bogalusa, LA
She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Keaton of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Billy W. Pounds of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Charlene Ray of Elizabeth Town, KY; one brother, George Dewey Williams, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA; nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Pounds; one daughter, Sharon Sharpe; her parents, George Dewey Williams, Sr. and Thelma Losett Williams; one sister, Irma Lee Dantin and one brother, Walter Earnest Williams.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment to follow at Lee's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Scott Sharpe, Joshua Pounds, Jeremy Pounds, Aaron Phelps, Brandon Phelps, Joey Keaton and Christopher Keaton.

Kara Ann Penton
(January 14, 1991 - June 29, 2014) 
Kara Ann Penton, age 23, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at home in Slidell, LA. Penton, a Covington, LA native, was a student.
She is survived by her daughter, Bre Evelyn Krause; her brother, Kory Donald Penton; her step-brothers, Kristopher Reilly Mitchell and Cameron Thomas Wade; her step-sister, Sydney Dell Wade; her mother, Terry Dean Penton; her father and step-mother, Donald "Donnie" G. Penton and Tammy M. Penton; her grandmother, Mary Berreth.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Donald G. Penton, Sr., Evelyn Joan Penton and Tom A. Dean.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 P.M. at the Church of Latter Day Saints on Louisiana Highway 21 Bogalusa, LA, with services at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family will have a donation box set up at the church to help cover funeral expenses.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Eli James Spicer
(June 16, 2014 - July 1, 2014) 
ELI JAMES SPICER passed away early Tuesday morning July 1, 2014 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born June 16, 2014 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, the infant son of Katie Freeman and Jimmy Spicer of Pine. Eli came into our lives as a shooting star, lighting our lives as you travel afar. Beholding your beauty and wonder beyond measure. A gift from God, a wonderful treasure.
Other Survivors: Grandparents: Robert and Agnes Freeman of Pine, Nancy and Ray Rowell of Tickfaw, Marlene Spicer and Anthony Ladner of Long Beach, MS, Jimmy and Lisa Spicer of Ocean Springs, MS, John Ross of Vancleave, MS., Great-grandparents: Kenneth and Joann Cotton of Lake Providence, LA, Clearance Freeman, Mary Freeman both of Pine, Willie Paul and Mary Ann Courson of Brunswick, GA, Benny and Yvonne Spicer of Ocean Springs, MS., Special Great-Uncle and Great-Aunt: Doug and Wanda Freeman of Pine; Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members
Visitation will be at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church Thursday July 3rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Thursday with Rev. Darren Uzell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.