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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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
(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
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.