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.
(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.
(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.
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
(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.
(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.