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Versie Lou Overstreet
August 12, 1940 - August 18, 2017

Versie Lou Overstreet, age 77 and a resident of Angie, LA, passed away at her home on Friday, August 18, 2017. She was born on August 12, 1940 in Washington Parish, LA.
She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Bobby Overstreet of Angie, LA; two daughters, Brenda (Alan) Williams of Angie, LA, and Glenda (Dwane) Brumfield of Baton Rouge, LA; her sister, Mary (Kevin) Knight of Angie, LA; two brothers, Harold (Kathy) Branch of Abita Springs, LA, and Terry (Kerrie) Branch of Angie, LA; four grandchildren, Dustin (Cara) Brumfield of Las Vegas, NV, Ashley (Matt) Milton of Angie, LA, Amanda (Shane) Preble of Pensacola, FL, and Alana (Cody) Wise of Franklinton, LA; three great-grandchildren, Easton Milton of Angie, LA, Kingsley Wise of Franklinton, LA, and Austin Preble of Pensacola, Fl.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Branch and Audrey Ann Smith Branch; and by her brother, Bill Branch.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Larry Mizell officiating. Interment will follow at Seal Cemetery.


Mary Estelle Foster Raborn
September 21, 1942 - August 18, 2017

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7
At the age of 74, Mary Estelle Foster Raborn entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 18, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was so lovingly cared for on this Earth by her family and the many kind professionals in the medical field and now she has gone home to be with the Lord. She accepted her Lord and Savior at the early age of 12.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Willie B. Raborn; her children, Suzanne Raborn Denais & son in law, John, Keith Raborn & daughter in law, Debra, and Randy Raborn & daughter in law, Pamela; 7 grandchildren, Sheri, Kim, Brandon, Sarah, Caleb, Randy, Jr. and Rachel; 13 great grand children, Ethan, Jacob, Aimee, Brian, Aurora, Kyra, Cara, Cate, Chris, Nathan, Aiden, Eli, and Jayleigh.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Monday, August 21, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Darryl Miller and Bro. Charles Thompson. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood.


Rhonda A. Verberne
December 16, 1953 - August 17, 2017
RHONDA A. VERBERNE, AGE 63 passed away Thursday morning August 17, 2017 surrounded by loved ones, after a brief illness. She was born in Mulberry, Arkansas on December 16, 1953. Rhonda was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by three daughters and sons in law Kelly Verberne and Chris Abbott of Franklinton, Courtney and Chris Broussard of Hammond, Casey and Stephan Bond of Franklinton. Her grandchildren Erika, Jacob, Cohl, Maicie, Sara Cate, Jack and Ross as well as Maura and Erin, the daughters of a special niece Angel Waters and Mark Moye of Bristol, CT. She also leaves behind a sister Sandra Acord Diggs and friends Gail and Johnny McClendon.
She was preceded in death recently by her husband of 47 years Terry L. Verberne, mother Maicie Crosby, father in law and mother in law Phillip, Sr. and Norma Verberne, favorite cousin Houston Lick, Jr. and brother in law and friend Phillip Verberne, Jr.
Per her wishes, her daughters will hold a private memorial service.


Miriam Allen
July 28, 1940 - August 16, 2017
Miriam R. Allen 77, of Henleyfield MS, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Lakeview Hospital in Covington, LA. Born July 28, 1940 in Crossroads, MS, she was the youngest of 9 children of the late John H. Strahan and Adelaide Marie Sullivan Strahan.
She is survived by her son Jimmy (Judy) of Wake Forest, NC.  Two daughters Stacie Miller of Atlanta, GA and Kristi Allen of Henleyfield, MS.three grandsons, Brett Henry of Nashville, TN, Jace Miller of Tuscaloosa, AL and Ethan Allen of Wake Forest, NC., one granddaughter Heather Allen of Wake Forest, NC. One sister Marty(Marvin) Page of Crossroads, MS. Countless numbers of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is predeceased in death by her parents, her late husband Ethan W. Allen of Henleyfield, MS, her brothers J.H. (BUSTER) Strahan, William H. (Bill) Strahan, James E. Strahan, George E. Strahan, and Joseph F. (Joe). Sisters Dorothy Ann (Dot) Burge, and Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Bass.
Mimi was full of laughter, loved to dance(she had no problem teaching you how to do the gig), loved her family and enjoyed living life to the fullest.  She always challenged herself to grow and learn with new technology. She was a member of Annunciation  Catholic Church of Bogalusa,LA and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Picayune, MS. Her smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Family Viewing at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home Saturday August 19, 2017 at 9:00-9:30 am. 10:00 a.m. Visitation at Annunciation Catholic Church 517 Ave B, Bogalusa, LA 1:30 P.M. Funeral Mass Service begins with Father Patrick Collum officiating, followed by graveside burial service at Ponemah Cemetery.


Dustin Allen McCain
October 26, 1999 - August 15, 2017

DUSTIN ALLEN MCCAIN, AGE 17 and a resident of Franklinton passed away Tuesday August 15, 2017. He was student at Franklinton High School Class of 2018 that always had a big smile on his face. He loved to joke around with everyone he knew and enjoyed hanging out with his friends. Dustin also enjoyed fishing and playing baseball and basketball. He had a kind and loving heart and was loved by so many people. Dustin will be remembered forever by all those that knew him.
Survived by: Parents: Allen and Candace McCain of Franklinton; Brother: Cory Creel of Franklinton; 2 Sisters: Shelly McCain of Franklinton, Melissa Creel of Slidell; Uncles and Aunts: Joseph and Melissa Guttuso, Ryan and Shalanda Nalencz all of Zachary, Pat McCain of Pine, Jerry and Jeannie McCain of Franklinton, Wilton McCain of Pine, Tony Guttuso of Washington, Ashley Lee of Bogalusa; Grandparents: Alice Brooks of Pine, Gloria Ordoyne of Bogalusa; Nephews and Nieces: Mason Rowell of Pine, Preston Rowell of Bogalusa, Axel Kelley, Anistyn Kelley both of Slidell; Great-niece: Annsley Rowell of Bogalusa; Also numerous cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Ethel Rae Walker Guttuso, grandfathers Willie J. McCain, Frank Guttuso, and Benny Lee and an uncle Bubba Lee.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday August 19th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Edward Penton and Eld. Yancey Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Cory Creel, Brett Cooper, Preston Rowell, Austin Temples, Ty Galloway, Dustin Miller
Honorary Pallbearers: Jared Stafford, Dwayne Magee, Dallas Graham, Logan Parta, Colby Cutre
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Barbara Kennedy Taylor
April 9, 1946 - August 15, 2017
BARBARA KENNEDY TAYLOR, AGE 71 and a resident of the Stateline Community died early Tuesday morning August 15, 2017 at her home. She was longtime member of Stateline Missionary Baptist Church where she formerly sang in the church choir. Barbara worked as a bank teller for many years before becoming a teacher’s aide with the Washington Parish School Board. She loved to sew, making clothes and countless quilts through the years and she also loved taking pictures of the many things she enjoyed including flowers and all the family vacations. Barbara liked to watch the many birds and hummingbirds that visited her front-porch feeder each day. She loved to cook for her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survived by: Husband of over 53 years: William L. “Sharp” Taylor of Stateline; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Randall and Megan Taylor,
Ronnie and Lyn Taylor all of Stateline; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Laken and William Stogner, Trent and Amber Magee, Allie and Vincent Chipman, Tristan Magee, Drew Taylor; 6 Great-grandchildren: Lillie Stogner, Emily Stogner, Hayden Magee, Kinsley Magee, Levi Chipman, Nathan Chipman; Sister: Sybil Kennedy Seal of Stateline; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: James Richard and Iris Kennedy, Henry Wayne and Becky Kennedy all of Stateline; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Harry S. Kennedy and Annie Mae McKenzie Kennedy and a brother in law Huey Seal.
Visitation will be at Stateline Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday August 17th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Friday with Eld. Donnie Broom, Eld. Billy Ray Hines and Eld. Mark Hobgood officiating. Burial will follow in the Kennedy Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Marty Breland, Todd Stogner, Brian Kennedy, Jeremy Seals, Tate Kennedy, Jonathan Kennedy
Honorary Pallbearers: Bernard Singletary, Billy Brignac, Jim McCain


Donald Paul Taliancich
July 21, 1941 - August 14, 2017
Donald Paul Taliancich, age 76 of Bush, LA died on Monday, August 14, 2017. He was born, Monday, July 21, 1941 in New Orleans, LA to the late Emile and Claire Taliancich.
Paul was a graduate from LSU in Engineering, worked on the Apollo Program at Michoud and retired from Stennis Space Flight Center.
Survived by his Wife - Bonnie Wright Taliancich, Daughter - Paula Hensarling (Brad), Grandson - Conner Hensarling, and Sister - Martha Flick.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Tammany Parish Humane Society, 20384 Harrison Ave. Covington, LA 70433 (http://www.sthumane.org/civicrm/contribute)
E.J. Fielding Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.


Carol Francis Sanchez
March 26, 1937 - August 14, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of St Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, Chalmette, Louisiana. (Telephone 504-279-6376)
Visitation will be Monday, August 21, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm with the Funeral Service from 12 pm to 1 pm.


Charles Cullen Bateman
June 6, 1928 - August 14, 2017
CHARLES CULLEN BATEMAN, AGE 89 and a resident of Hammond died early Monday morning August 14, 2017 at Heritage Health Care. He was a longtime resident of Franklinton and a United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era. Charles was a former mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office within the town of Franklinton for many years. He was also a successful pine tree farmer and a real steward of the land.
Survived by: 2 Sisters: Katherine Bateman, Marilyn Bateman both of Hammond; Also several close cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert Bateman and Wilda Creel Bateman.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday August 17th in Ellis Cemetery in Franklinton.


Merlin Duke
February 27, 1941 - August 14, 2017

Merlin Duke, age 76 and a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. He was born on Feruary 27, 1941 in Mamou, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Duke of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, David Merlin Duke of Bogalusa, LA, and Damon Watson (Nikki Stewart) Duke of Madisonville, LA; and his beloved grandson, Finn Gabriel Duke.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Bill Moon officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.


Gary Stanley Magee
November 14, 1951 - August 13, 2017
Gary Stanley Magee, age 65, a resident of Port Allen, LA and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born on November 14, 1951 in Bogalusa, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Minnie Lou Travis Hutchinson
September 28, 1924 - August 10, 2017

Minnie Lou Travis Hutchinson passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs at the age of 93. Minnie Lou was a lifelong resident of Tangipahoa. She was born September 28, 1924 and grew up in St. Helena Parish. She graduated from high school in 1940 and Spencer Business College in 1942. She was married to Harvey Hutchinson, Jr. for 53 years until his death in 1997. She was an active member of Tangipahoa Methodist Church where she served on many committees. She retired in 2008 as the Clerk of The Village of Tangipahoa where she worked for 43 years and was a member of the Louisiana Municipal Clerks Association. Minnie Lou was an active member and served as president of numerous clubs and organizations, including: Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Kentwood Art Guild, Tangipahoa Parish Fair Association and Tangipahoa Cemetery Association.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Hutchinson, Jr.; parents, Theodore Travis and Susan Force Travis; sisters, Bessie Walker and Elise Daniels; brothers, Robert Travis, Frank Travis and Monroe Travis.
She is survived by her sister, Sheila Dearmond, children , Harvey Hutchinson, III and wife Mimi, Joplin, Mo., Montie Sue Mitchell and husband Larry, Denham Springs, LA, Nelwyn "Nel" Martin and husband Dale, Walker, LA and Wallace "Wally" Hutchinson and wife Teri, Flowery Branch, GA; nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Harvey "Bo" Hutchinson, IV., Skip Mitchell, Kyle Mitchell, Capt. Travis Hutchinson, Robert Hutchinson, Matt Webster and Capt. John Shorter.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 19 at Tangipahoa United Methodist Church, Tangipahoa, LA from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Burial will follow at the Tangipahoa Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Robert "Bobby" Hutchinson, Eric Andrews, Mike Alford and Mike Estay. The family wishes to thank the staff of Harvest Manor for their loving care and compassion. McKneely Funeral Home Amite is in Charge of Funeral Arrangements.  In lieu of flowers please make contributions to your favorite charity or Tangipahoa United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 58, Tangipahoa, LA 70465

 
 Natalynn Kate SchillingAugust 11, 2017Natalynn Kate Schilling daughter of Chelsey and Austin Schilling born at 1:35 A.M., August 11, 2017. She weighed 6lbs 12oz, and measured 20 in. long. She was so beautiful and perfect in every way possible! She had the biggest blue/green eyes, head full of dark hair, big feet, long fingers/toes, and a perfect little button nose! She was a long awaited gift from God who needed her back so quickly. As it has been so different without her brother it will be just as different without her. We had so much planned for her life and although we will not get to watch her grow our promise to her is we will always love you and remember you as the days go by. We will keep pushing forward and await the day we are together forever. Natalynn Kate leaves behind her parents Chelsey Sharp and Austin Schilling of Mt. Hermon; Big Brother Nicholas (Nick) Schilling of Mt. Hermon; Grandparents, Fran and John Crouch and Donna and Jeff Schilling of Mt. Hermon; Great Grandparents, Larry Riley of Mt. Hermon; Walter (Barbara) Cooper of Kentwood; Gene Sharp of Independence; Johnny (Gail) McClendon of Franklinton; Great-Great Grandparent, Evelyn Riley of Mt. Hermon; Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.Natalynn Kate will be welcomed into her heavenly home by her big brother Brody Dean Schilling, her grandpa Nelson Sharp, Great "Nana" Shyrlene Riley, Great Grandparents Ronald (Dorothy) Schilling, and Joe Earl (Linda) Lebo.Visitation will be at Crain's Funeral Home in Franklinton; August 13, 2017 from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. Visitation and Funeral Service will be Monday, August 14, 2017 from 9 A.M. til 11 A.M. with Bro. Raymond Garcia officiating. Burial following immediately at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Mt. Hermon. John Edwin Smith January 18, 1923 - August 11, 2017John Edwin Smith passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the home of his daughter, Kathy Smith Grosche. In civilian life, he was a Master Plumber and owned Smith Commercial Plumbing.He was a Veteran of World War II and served in the European Theatre as a Sergeant with the United States Air Force. He was a member of the 350 Bombardment Squadron which was part of the 100th Bomb Group, they were known as the Bloody 100th due to the terrible losses incurred. He flew 33 missions over Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland.He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Smith (Charles) Grosche of Bogalusa, LA and Dorothy Smith Cliburn of Harrisville, MS; three sons, James Maurice Smith, Michael M. Smith both of Bogalusa, LA; and Mark Smith of Nashville, TN; eight grandchildren, Cherie Smith (Bryan) Genco of Bogalusa, LA, Lisa Sharp (J.P.) Calais of Pensacola Beach, FL, John Sharp of Santa Monica, CA, Tammy Cliburn (Mike) Morrow, and Buddy Cliburn both of Harrisville, MS, Steven (Alesha) Smith, Scott (Nikki) Wheat both of Bogalusa, LA, and Becky Grosche (Randy) Holton of Pearl, MS.He is preceded in death by his mother, Ettie Thomas Smith; his father, John E. Smith, Sr.; his sister, Irma Smith Lee; three brothers, Marl Smith, Evon Smith and Herbert Smith; his granddaughter, Krystal Lynn Sharp; and his son-in-law, James Cliburn.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 4:00 P.M. with Mr. Wade Adams and Rev. Mike Haley officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24. Sarah May MitchellJanuary 27, 1920 - August 10, 2017Sara May Fairchild Mitchell age 97 passed away on August 10, 2017 at Our Lady Of The Angles Hospital in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa and Member of Mt Pleasant Baptist Church. She is survived by one son William Martin Mitchell III of Bogalusa La. Three daughters Margaret R. Mitchell Hill of Bogalusa, Nancy Richmond of Tylertown MS, and Sarah Ruth Richardson of Varnado La. Twelve grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband William Martin Mitchell II, daughter May Ann Mitchell Easterling, parents William and Lucy Fairchild, brothers William Edward Fairchild, and Robert Leroy Fairchild. Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home on Sunday August 13, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Varnado La.  David MoakMay 14, 1953 - August 10, 2017DAVID JOSEPH MOAK, SR., AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton died at 1:30 pm Thursday August 10, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a foreman with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development with 30 years of service. David loved to tinker with things in his garage, mechanic work, carpentry and even small electronics. He liked to take things apart and rebuild them. David loved to drink his coffee and watch old movies or his new favorite show “How It’s Made” on the Discovery channel. He always enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren and he had special place in his heart for his pet German Sheppard Sarah.Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Mandy and Lee Davis, Elizabeth Moak all of Franklinton, Felicia and Chris Forbes of Pine; Son and Daughter in law: David Joseph “Joey” Moak, Jr. and Erin Moak of Franklinton; 7 Grandchildren: Kimberlie Davis, Will Davis, Dalton Forbes, Hailee Forbes, Nickolas Moak, Brailyn Moak, Ashton Deering, Daxton Moak; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Nathan and Jill Moak of Bogalusa, Ben Moak of Plano, TX; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Cynthia and Art Martinez of Baton Rouge, Sylvia and Paul LaPointe of Jonesboro, GA, Lydia and Mehdi Asgari of Wilmington, NC; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.He was preceded in death by his wife Earline Smith Moak and parents Percy Moak, Jr. and Julia Gottlieb Moak.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday August 13th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Kelly and Eld. Burdette Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.  Donna Gaines RickMarch 6, 1956 - August 9, 2017DONNA GAINES RICK, AGE 61 and a resident of Wilmer died at 12:15 pm Wednesday August 9, 2017 at her home. She worked as a Tool Attendant with Starcon and other companies through the years, which allowed her to travel all over the country. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting, often making items for other people. She also enjoyed fishing and loved to ride motorcycles. She liked lighthouses of all different styles. Survived by: Husband: Frank Rick, III of Wilmer; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Dana and Charles Devall of Franklinton, Dena and Jerry Ketchum of Wilmer, Charity Rick Parrish of Loranger; Son: Eric Gaines of Amite; 9 Grandchildren: Jacob Devall, Bridget Devall, Bailey Devall, Tristen Ketchum, Morgan Ketchum, Tyler Ebarb, Faith Parrish, Frank Rick, IV, Mariah Duhe; Great-grandson: Cason Duhe; Mother: Bobbie Jean Crowe Gaines of Amite; Sister and Brother in law: Dedria and Gene Passman of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father Earnest Raymond Gaines and grandson Charles Brody Devall.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday August 12th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Calvin Crowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Crowe Cemetery. Barbara Durden AlfordNovember 25, 1942 - August 9, 2017BARBARA DURDEN ALFORD, AGE 74 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Wednesday afternoon August 9, 2017 at her home. She was a longtime active member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary for many years and also on the finance committee. Barbara was a member of the church choir and played the piano on occasion. She worked alongside her husband in their Tangi-Wash Dairy and on the farm and was always a dependable help-mate in the family business. Barbara enjoyed watching the basketball games at Bowling Green and loved following her granddaughters during their softball and soccer games. Survived by: Husband of 56 years: Paul Alford of Mt. Hermon; Daughter and Son in law: Theresa and Gene Consterdine of Baton Rouge; 2 Granddaughters: Victoria Consterdine, Haleigh Consterdine; Sisters in law: Linda Durden of Franklinton, Eleanor “Pete” Schilling, Delores Corkern both of Mt. Hermon; Brother in law: Robert “Bob” Smith of Mt. Hermon; Also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.She was preceded in death by her son James Preston Alford, her parents Russell Durden and Florena Jenkins Durden, sister Candice Lorena Durden, brother William Russell “Bill” Durden, sisters in law Mary Ella “Toby” Smith, Patsy Dedon, brothers in law J.W. “Doc” Schilling, Jimmy Corkern, Ralph Dedon.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday August 11th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Ray Wuerzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers: Warren Smith, Ronnie Moak, Ronnie Tamor, Gary Fenner, Cliff Bryan, Raymond CadeHonorary Pallbearers: George Burch, Ray Bergin Margaret B. CallihanAugust 17, 1923 - August 09, 2017Margaret B. Callihan, age 93 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet in Baton Rouge. She was born August 17, 1923 in Albany. She is survived by her 3 children, Sandra Varnado and husband, Steve, Robert L. Callihan, Jr. and wife, Linda, and Gary Callihan and wife, Donna; grandchildren, Sheri Beck and husband, Michael, Mike Varnado and wife, Shelly, Robbie Lynn Kirby and husband, Kevin, Craig Callihan and wife, Julie, Neal Callihan, and Brian Callihan and wife, Jamie; great grandchildren, Elisha, Shaina and Carissa Beck, Sarah Beth Kibodeaux and husband, Ross, Macy Lopez and husband, William, Ashley Varnado and fiancé, Payton, Lillie Paige, Keelie, Madison, and Jude Thomas Callihan; great great grandchildren, Gracelin Varnado, Kentli Kidodeaux,and Kohen Hayes Lopez; sister in law, Verna Callihan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lester Callihan, Sr.; parents, Samuel and Rosa Berey; brothers, Alex and Bill Berey; and her sisters, Elizabeth Duczer, Rose Moore, and  Helen Broussard. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 12 Noon until religious services at 2 PM on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. Clarice Cowart KeatonJuly 13, 1929 - August 7, 2017Clarice Cowart Keaton born July 13, 1929 went home to be with the Lord on August 7, 2017 at the age of 88. She was resident of Bush, LA. Clarice was a retired Food Supervisor with the St. Tammany Parish School System and a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Bush, La. She leaves behind two sons, John R. Keaton and his wife Vallie Beth of Bogalusa, and Ronald Keaton and his wife Suzanne of Bush, La. a daughter, Elaine Keaton Williams and her husband Mark of New Orleans, La. , six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. She is prececded in death by her parents, Samuel Ray Cowart and Hattie Grantham Cowart, her husband, John Keaton, a daughter, Janet R. Keaton, a brother, Ray Cowart, and two sisters, Eunice Crawford and Blanche Haik. Visitation will be held Wednesday August 9, 2017 at Hebron Baptist Church beginning at 9:30 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. with the interment to follow in the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery.  Virginia Earline WickhamMarch 28, 1932 - August 07, 2017Virginia Earline Wickham, age 85 and a resident of Brookhaven (formerly of Tangipahoa), passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at her home. She was born March 28, 1932 in Rose Hill, AL. She loved taking care of kids. She is survived by her 5 children, Beth DeLaughter, Brookhaven, MS; Robert “Bob” Wickham and wife, Marie, Holden, Jane Wickham, Kentwood, Kathryn Wickham, Kentwood, and Keith Wickham and wife, Stephanie, Ponchatoula; daughter in law, Keri Wickham, Amite; 9 grandchildren, Chris DeLaughter and wife, Kayla, Jennifer Townsend and husband, Chad, Angela Davis and husband, Andrew, Sabrina Smith and husband, Adam, Madeline Walker and husband, Jake, Theresia Martin and husband, Butch, Mary Elizabeth Ricourd and husband, Brad, and Mitchell and Maxwell Wickham; special granddaughter, Deanna Reynolds; 18 great grandchildren; brother, Michael Guerin, Lacombe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Harold J. Wickham; son, David Paul Wickham; granddaughter, Minnie Victoria Wickham; 2 sisters, Gwendolyn Bryant and Betty Campbell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until 11:30 AM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Religious Services at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 12 Noon on Wednesday. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa.  Joyce Rita Besson SimoneauxNovember 29, 1927 - August 7, 2017Joyce Rita Besson Simoneaux passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 surrounded by family at her home in Bush, LA. She was born on November 29, 1927 in Shadyside, LA to the late Albert Milton Besson, Sr. and Linda Mary Bodin.Joyce was married to her beloved husband, Roselus J. Simoneaux, for 63 years. She was the loving mother of Sidney Guy Edmond Landry (Doreen), Sandra Lynn Dupuy (Dallas), Barry J. Simoneaux (Connie), Roseland S. Richardson (Rhett), Simon Gabriel Simoneaux (the late Penny), the late Rickey Anthony Landry (the late Penny), and Asher Paul Simoneaux. Joyce was the sister of Shirley Wiese (the late Fred), the late Milton Besson, Jr. (Vanessa), and Dorothy Dover (the late John).She was very proud of her 36 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Joyce also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.Joyce worked as the manager of Frostop in Kenner, LA and Laplace, LA in the early 1960s. She then went to work for Troups Supermarket, later Nicholson and Loup Supermarket, in Kenner, LA. Joyce liked to sew, crochet, cook, and work with her hands. She will be dearly missed.Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington, LA 70433 on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM with visitation from 10:00 AM until service time. Interment will follow the Mass at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Covington, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org, (800) 272-3900.   Myranda Louise PetersMay 05, 1993 - August 06, 2017On Saturday August 5, 2017, God sent his angels to Biloxi, MS to claim the soul of Myranda at the young age of 24. When God said it is done I am Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end.She was born on May 5, 1993 to Patricia Peters and Robert James Whitlock in Biloxi, MS. She came into this world with joy and was received in love by all who patiently awaited her arrival. Myranda always walked in beauty. She was a kind, gentle, generous, and caring person, as well as good friend. She had a genuine love for her family and friends. She enjoyed sitting on her grandmother’s porch, and would always light up everyone around her when they stopped with her smile. She also enjoyed listening to music and singing.Myranda graduated from Bogalusa High School in 2013, and also graduated from Northshore Technical College in Bogalusa, as an CNA. She was also a cheerleader in Bogalusa Jr. High School. She worked as a cashier at Food Depot. She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Jaiden Jamal Peters; mother, Patricia Sampson Peters; brother, Victor Gerard (Keran) Peters; grandmother, Anna Louise “Mama Lou” Sampson; nephew, Victor Peters, Jr., all of Bogalusa, LA; Fiancé Rickey Pittman of New Orleans, LA; Godmother, Nora Augman; God brothers; Derrick Hall, Darian Renter, Jeremy Hall, and Jonathan Hall of Bogalusa, LA, and Rev. Keith Sanders of Monroe, LA; aunts, Toni Whitlock, Myra Magee, and Myrtis Robinson, of Biloxi, MS; special cousins, Eddie Williams Derrica Hall, and Diera Hall; uncle, Reginald Sampson of Bogalusa, LA; Special friends, Eva (Warren) Peters, Ashley Peters, Whitney Peters, Erica Peters, Hamilton Richards, and Antranay Richards; a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert James Whitlock; grandfather, Andrew Sampson; and aunts, Gerdie Nell Harris and Audrey Sartin.Visitation will be Friday, August 11, 2017 from 2 pm to 6pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. A Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2 pm at the Greater Salter Chapel A.M.E. Church in Bogalusa. James Michael FeltmanJuly 18, 1953 - August 06, 2017James Michael Feltman, resident of Vicksburg and native of Kentwood,  went home to be with his Lord on August 6, 2017 at the age of 64 years. Mike will be remembered by his family and friends for his loving heart and gentle spirit and will be greatly missed. Mike has been involved in the food and beverage industry for 40+ years. Most recently, he worked at Waterview Casino as Director of Non-Gaming Operations, as well as John Folse’s White Oak Plantation as General Manager. Mike is survived by his loving wife and soul-mate Shelly Travis Feltman, his two daughters Michelle Babin Alcido (Jim) and Kelly Travis Hamilton (Danny), godson Alex Aschenbrenner, sister Kathy Feltman, grandchildren Joseph Alcido, Thomas Alcido, and Jaelyn Wilkinson, uncle Gail Feltman (Connie), uncle Jack McDaniel (Georgene) father and mother-in-law Charles and Emily Hutchinson, sister-in-law Dorchelle Ensign (Horace), brothers-in-law Kenneth Martin (RhondaJo), Milton Berthelot (Sandy), and Jonas Martin (Amy), cousins, and a host of friends.He is preceded in death by his father William Feltman, mother Betty Ann McDaniel Feltman, brothers William David McDaniel and Kenneth Russell Feltman. Services will be held at St. Michael’s church in Vicksburg on August 9, 2017. Visitation will be from 10-11 with mass starting at 11. Then on August 11, 2017 at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood visitation will be from 10-12 with services immediately following. Internment will be at Tangipahoa Cemetery in Tangipahoa, LA. Frank Benjamine BedwellFebruary 06, 1971 - August 05, 2017Frank Benjamine Bedwell, age 46 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was born February 6, 1971 in Independence and is a veteran of the US Army.He is survived by his wife, Amy Bedwell; 3 daughters, Amber McNabb and husband, Josh, Baylee Bedwell and Trinity Hunter; son, Isaac Bedwell; granddaughter, Rubie Marie McNabb; sisters, Pearl Steel, Sue Tucker and husband, Kenny, Barbara Didone, Linda Baker and husband, Don, and Glinda Williams; and his brothers, Earl Didone and wife, Barbara, and Mike Bedwell. Preceded in death by his father, Frank Ervin Bedwell; mother, Ruby Fairburn Stokes; son, Frank Bedwell, Jr. brother, Eddie Didone; and his sister, Marie Coffin. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 AM until religious services at 1 PM Saturday, August 12, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McKneely Funeral Home, 110 E. Factory Street, Amite, LA 70422.  Opal Penton BrelandNovember 13, 1935 - August 5, 2017OPAL LAVERA PENTON BRELAND, AGE 81 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday morning August 5, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She was born November 13, 1935 in Picayune, MS but had been a longtime resident of Washington Parish. She was an active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where she served on several committees, such as Vacation Bible School, Wednesday night meal crew, and Chairwoman of the Bereavement Committee. For several years she directed the Help Center of Churches, assisting many of those in need in our community. She was also a member and past officer of the Franklinton Garden Club and an active member of Mile Branch Settlement of the Washington Parish Free Fair since its beginning. Opal was retired as an LPN with Riverside Medical Center after 15 years of service. In her church, clubs and community services, she made many lifelong, wonderful friends that she cherished.She was a very caring person for anyone that needed a helping hand, freely giving of her love and time, known as Mrs. Opal by just about everyone in the area. She was truly an inspiration to her family, friends and all who knew her. She was an example of what a true caring, selfless, generous person should be. Opal loved God, family, friends and her community. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her, especially her loving family.Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Billy Ray Breland, Jr. and Janet Breland of Pine; 3 Grandsons and Spouses that she loved dearly: Brannon and Lucy Breland of Franklinton, Bradley “Bubba” and Sarah Breland of Baton Rouge, Bryan and Erin Breland of Franklinton; 2 Beloved great-grandsons: Benjamin and Heath; Sisters in law: Faye Breland of Pine, Elaine Penton of Angie, Geraldine Penton of Isabel; Brother in law and Sister in law: John and Josie Breland of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Billy Ray “Bill” Breland, Sr., her parents Robert Penton and Mina McBeth Penton and brothers Leo, Charles, Les, Douglas, and Coy Penton and a niece that was more like a sister Naomi “June” Penton Tarver. Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday August 7th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Tom Descant officiating with music by Randy Crain. She will be carried to her final resting place on Earth by her son and grandsons in the Breland Family Cemetery in Pine.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the Help Center of Churches, someone in need or a charity of your choice as this was her mission in life, caring and helping others. An angel on Earth and a true servant of God.The family would like to thank everyone for the calls, visits, prayers, flowers, food, love and all the support during this very difficult time. You don’t know how much we appreciate each of you. Waylon WatsonJune 19, 1977 - August 4, 2017WAYLON WATSON, AGE 40 and a resident of Franklinton died Friday August 4, 2017. He was an offshore worker for Island Operating with 22 years of service. Waylon loved riding on the river, hunting and fishing and cooking outdoors for everyone to enjoy, either Bar-B-Q, boiling crawfish, frying fish that he had caught or boiling peanuts. He was a “true to his word” people person that cared deeply for his family and friends. Waylon was always quick to meet the needs of others and cherished the time spent with his children.Survived by: Parents: Rocky and Linda Watson of Franklinton; Fiance’: Aimee Bankston of Franklinton; 2 Sons: Wyatt Lane Watson, John Michael Knight; Daughter: Harlie Danielle Knight; 2 Brothers: Terry Lane Watson, Jason Hymel both of Franklinton; Sister: Amanda Kay Watson of Franklinton; Uncle and Aunts: Danny and Janet Carter, Suzette Carter; Cousin: Joe Carter; Also numerous other family members and many friends.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday August 9th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Glynn Erwin and Rev. Jimmy Oalman officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.Pallbearers: Jason Hymel, Scott Miller, Robbie Bankston, Travis Bouquet, Mitchell Rester, Jason Cooper, Paul Hobgood, Cole WilliamsHonorary Pallbearers: Terry Watson, Wyatt Watson, John Mike Knight, Jason Bankston and co-workers Charles Woods, Wineford Powell, Brad Cook, David Johnson, Jerry Guillory, II, Robert Fury, Bob McCormick, Andre Couvillion John Pearson Brooks, Sr.February 24, 1958 - August 4, 2017John Pearson Brooks Sr. age 59 passed away on August 4, 2017 at his residence in Franklinton La. He is survived by his wife Mary Westmorland Brooks of Franklinton. One son John Pearson Brooks Jr. of Franklinton. Four daughters, Veronica Sibley of Walker La., Nicole Bounds of Franklinton, Dixie Rene Bounds of Walker La, Lucy Erline Brooks of Mississippi. One sister, Billie Faye Brooks of Bogalusa La. Also survived by his mother Juanita Varnado. Nine grandchildren, Adam McLin, Tyler Wilson, Heaven Butler ,Carolyn Bounds ,Zander Bounds, Haley Brooks, and Clifford Donald "Little Man" Brooks. He is preceded in death by his father Alcus Brooks, and brothers Donald Wayne Brooks and Huey Phillip Brooks. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown Mcgehee Funeral Home on Sunday August 6, 2017 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will continue on Monday August 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Chad Jenkins will officiate. Margarite Crawford Brooks FontenotMarch 20, 1933 - August 04, 2017Margarite Crawford Brooks Fontenot, a resident of Kentwood, she passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Landmark Nursing Home in Hammond. She was born March 20, 1933 in Kentwood and was 84 years of age. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Peggy Brooks Day and husband, Dennis, Prairieville, Patsy Brooks Whitehead and husband, Mike, Kentwood, and Eria Jean Brooks Parker and husband, Gary, Franklinton; 5 grandchildren, Daphne Day Sanders and husband, David, Dennis Bradley Day, Amy Day Fontenot, Roger Temple and wife, Misty, Rebecca Temple Simmons and husband, John; 13 great-grandchildren, Justin Sanders and fiancé, Sarah, Dustin Sanders and wife, Taylor, Brandy Sanders, Wesley Sanders, Kade Ducote, Gavin Fontenot, Brance Day, Jaden and Ethan Temple, Brody, Hannah, Abbi and Kaitlyn Simmons. Preceded in death by her husband, Rogers Fontenot; parents, Willie K. and Geneva Wall Crawford. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Eric Catha. Interment Bolivar Cemetery, Bolivar.  Gwendolyn Gail LaneMay 4, 1966 - August 3, 2017Gwendolyn Gail Lane, age 51, of Folsom, LA passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. She was born on May 4, 1966 in Bogalusa, LA to Andrew J. Lane and Patsy Lee Lane.Gwen is survived by her daughter Savannah; her parents Andy and Patsy; her nephews Brian and Christopher; her nieces Krisa and Kayla; her great-nephews Kylan and Brayden; and her great-nieces Allie and Layla. She is also survived by large extended family that will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her brother James Brian Lane and her sister Jacqueline Lane Smith. Gwen grew up in Folsom, LA and graduated from Covington High School in 1984. After graduation she went to work for Toland Industries and St. Tammany Parish Hospital. When Gwen was not working, she enjoyed spending time with her daughter Savannah riding the four-wheeler all over Folsom.Arrangements have been entrusted to E.J. Fielding Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with burial expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/burial-fund-for-gwen-lane .  Veda Hall Carlisle June 27, 1925 - August 2, 2017Veda Hall Carlisle born June 27, 1925 passed away August 2, 2017 in Poplarville, MS at the age of 92. She was born in Bogalusa, LA, and was a longtime resident of Poplarville, MS in the Crossroads Community. She was a faithful and longtime member of Mitchell Chapel Church of God. Veda served families in the surrounding communities during her life working at Movie Star for 35 years in Poplarville, MS and employee of Wal Mart Store for 13 years.She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Brock of New Mexico, Pam Boutwell of Crossroads, MS, and Mollie (Donald) Williams of Poplarville, MS; eight grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; also survived by many other relatives and friends.She is preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Carlisle; her son-in-law, Rev. Donnie Boutwell; her parents, Lee and Mollie Hall; her sister, Sylvia Bracey; her brothers, Toxie Hall, Dwight Hall, Benard Hall, and Kenneth Hall.Visitation will be held at Mitchell Chapel Church of God on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until the service time on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Richard Ryals officiating. Interment will follow at Mitchell Chapel Church of God Cemetery.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  John Everett BusbyNovember 10, 1964 - August 2, 2017JOHN EVERETT BUSBY, AGE 52 and a resident of Franklinton died early Wednesday morning August 2, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a longtime truck driver for Dairymen, Inc. and Rocco Trucking and a member of Bogue Chitto Heights Baptist Church. John liked to fish and was a talented mechanic that could work on just about anything. He adored his young grandson and enjoyed spending time with his family. Survived by: 3 Sons: John Derek Busby, Dylan Ty Busby, Nicholas Rocky Busby all of Franklinton; Grandson: John Ethan Busby; Brother and Sister in law: Bill and Gvorja Busby of Franklinton; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Beth Newman, Barbara and Pete Williams, Sheila and Lenard Smith all of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephewsHe was preceded in death by his parents Bill Busby and Emma Gates Busby and brother in law Gary Newman.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 3rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.Pallbearers: Brent Smith, Jamie Bateman, Matt Diaz, Brent Graham, Will Busby, Andrew Taylor Bruce Adams May 12, 1949 - July 31, 2017Bruce Lionel Adams, a family man and a generous soul, died on July 31, 2017 at the age of 68. His sense of humor and willingness to help anyone in need will definitely be missed.Born May 12, 1949, he was a member of Bens Ford Baptist Church where he was a humble servant of the Lord. He was also a true Alabama Crimson Tide fan. However, as much as he loved Alabama, his family and friends always came first! A native of Washington Parish, Bruce enjoyed spending quality time with his family and church friends. He tenderly cared for both the Adams Cemetery and Ben’s Ford Church Cemetery.Bruce worked 40 years at Temple Inland before retiring in 2008. He enjoyed a close brotherhood with the Instrument Technicians and Maintenance crew there. He often bragged that he did not know how he had time to work because he was so busy since retirement! He swore every time he had to move Debbie’s classroom that it would definitely be the LAST time and she’d better call Simmons next time because he was through!Bruce and his wife started the Children’s Church Ministry at Westside Baptist Church in the mid-1970s. Bruce drove the church bus while Debbie taught the lessons. The stories he told about picking up the children and taking them to church on Sunday! He was a firm believer in the scripture: “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. Later God moved us to Ben’s Ford where he enjoyed helping and serving the Lord there.He was saved and baptized on August 12, 2007. For years he had the bumper sticker on his truck that said, “I’m just a SINNER, SAVED by GRACE. His Bible is filled with personal comments and prayer cards of friends and loved ones he would plan to visit and pray for.Every week he would label each sermon to include the dates and the preacher’s name beside the text. His coding was always a personal joke because he would incorrectly label Bro. Caleb name as BC and Bro. Lynn and BL instead of by their proper initials.Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Deborah Miley Adams, two sons Brock Lionel and Barrett Lea Adams, one sister, Phyllis Adams Nielsen, and one sister in law, Betty Byrd Adams, as well as other numerous loving nieces and nephews, all of Bogalusa. Bruce was “Pops” to Brycen Gonzales whom he loved very much.He was preceded in death by his parents Ellis and Irene Adams, his older brother Jerry Adams, his niece Kathye Adams Ryan, his mother- in-law Elizabeth Miley Wood, and father-in-law Mason Wood.Friends and family are invited to the visitation which will be held Wednesday, August 2 at Poole’s Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, August 3 at Ben’s Ford Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lynn Martin, Rev. Caleb Martin, and Bro. Jimmy Byrd officiating. Pallbearers will be Troy Crain, J.R. Miley, Bent Bickham, Wil Bickham, Keith Bickham, Walter Gibbs, Charles Pickard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Willie J. Crain, Greg Miley, Jerome Ryan, Darryl Peterson, Ned Cegnelia, Dane Lewis, Eddie Ard, Shelton Pittman, Sidney Seal, Darryl Augustine, and Elmer Corkern. Interment will follow in the Ben’s Ford Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogalusa. Daniel "Candy Man" LearnedNovember 10, 1937 - July 30, 2017DANIEL FRANKLIN “CANDY MAN” LEARNED, AGE 79 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Sunday morning July 30, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was raised in Illinois but had been a resident of Washington Parish for nearly 40 years, where he worked in road construction for many years and later became well known through his work at local hardware stores and service stations. Daniel was ordained a deacon at Sunny Hill Baptist Church and was an active member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and its Faith Riders motorcycle club. He collected pocket knives and belt buckles and would dress as a rodeo clown to help out and visit with people at the Washington Parish Free Fair. He was a servant at heart and loved to do things for people, later in life he began handing out candy to those he met, and became known as the “Candy Man”. He had a special place in his heart for his pet Miniature Pinscher Lady.Survived by: Wife of 37 years: Chyrel Estes Learned of Mt. Hermon; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Dan Learned, Jr. and Christine Learned, Ralph and Toreen Learned all of Illinois, Jeffery Estes Black of Jefferson, LA; Daughter and Son in law: Christle Learned Anderson and Arvid Anderson of Illionis; 8 Grandchildren: Matthew Learned, Jonathon Learned, Jessica Learned, Bobbye Jo Learned, Ralph Learned, Joshua Learned, Arvid Anderson, III, Bailey Anderson; Numerous great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Grant and Carolyn Learned of Cle Elum, WA; Father in law and Mother in law: William B. “Bill” Estes and Cherry Estes of Mt. Hermon; Brothers in law and a Sister in law: William B. “Billy” Estes, Jr.,Sharon Estes Klerk and Robert Klerk all of Mt. Hermon; Also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents Ruth Inez Brooks and Ralph Brooks, brothers Loren Learned and Calvin “Rusty” Learned.Visitation will be Crain Funeral Home Thursday August 3rd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Dale Parker, Bro. Ray Wuerzer, Bro. Joe Baugh, and Bro. Rick Ledoux officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.Pallbearers: Jeffery Black, Andrew Klerk, Robert Klerk, Billy Estes, Kohl Rester, Howard Campbell, Richard FoleyHonorary Pallbearers are Paul D. Alford, George Burch, Warren Toledano and members of the Faith Riders of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. Tommie Lou Brumfield StaffordJune 15, 1946 - July 29, 2017TOMMIE LOU BRUMFIELD STAFFORD, AGE 71 passed away Saturday afternoon July 29, 2017. She was a longtime resident of Enon where she was an active member of Enon Baptist Church. Tommie Lou taught Sunday school from the college age down to the toddler class through the years and was a former leader of the GA’s and a member of WMU. After graduating from Franklinton High School, she received her Bachelor’s Degree of Education from LSU. Tommie Lou taught high school math at Bowling Green School for 45 years, impacting the lives of countless students and faculty throughout the school. She was also the student council sponsor for many years and drove the school bus for over 15 years. Tommie Lou was a member of the Shasta Club. She enjoyed reading and following LSU sports but the time spent with her grandsons and family was her most cherished pastime.Survived by: 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Valarie Stafford Comeaux and John Comeaux of Franklinton, Julie Stafford Maddox and Jason Maddox of Winter Garden, FL; 6 Grandsons: Connor Stafford Comeaux, Crockett Athan Comeaux, Cody Hollis Comeaux, Aiden Christopher Maddox, Ashton Stafford Maddox, Anderson Hollis Maddox; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Susan Griggs of Central, Jeanette and Willie Fay Cooper of Pineville, Delores Jenkins of Franklinton, Bobbie and Larry Miller of Denham Springs; Brother and Sister in law: Murdock and Kira Brumfield of Franklinton; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Randy and Debbie Stafford of Franklinton, Barbara and Cliff Cutchall of Texarkana, TX, Cindy and W.E. Knight of Franklinton; Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, her church family at Enon Baptist Church and her beloved Bowling Green family.She was preceded in death by her husband Hollis “Pete” Stafford, III, her parents Athan Brumfield and Freddie Ingram Brumfield, a brother Durwood Brumfield, an infant sister and father in law and mother in law Hollis Stafford, Jr. and Olive Stafford.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday July 31st from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Enon Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Tuesday with Rev. Chris Wheeler, Rev. Dean Register and Rev. Edmond Long officiating. Burial will follow in the Knight Memorial Gardens in Enon.Pallbearers are nephews Colter Brumfield, Kade Brumfield, Chet Cooper, Clay Cooper, Jeffery Jenkins, Joey Griggs, Randall Stafford, Jason Stafford, David Stafford, Derrick Knight, Chad Miller, Troy Staton, Marc JenkinsIn lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Enon Baptist Church or Bowling Green School c/o Tommie Lou Stafford Memorial Scholarship. Alvia Mae Richmond May 21, 1927 - July 28, 2017Alvia Mae Richmond died July 28, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Marler Pierre LeboeufAugust 26, 1946 - July 27, 2017MARLER PIERRE LEBOEUF, AGE 70 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday afternoon July 27, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Pointe-aux-Chenes in Terrebonne Parish but had lived in Washington Parish since 2005. Marler was a tug-boat captain for 50 years having worked for Crosby Tugs, Louisiana International Marine and others companies. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. He loved LSU Tigers football and cutting his grass. Marler enjoyed cooking Cajun food for his family and friends and also carved pirogues and made casting nets for fishing. He never met a stranger and people he knew loved his laughter and distinct accent. He was a loving husband, father and brother and he was always very proud of his children.Survived by: His Loving Wife: Kyle Louise Leboeuf of Franklinton; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Benjamin Daniel Leboeuf of Austin, TX, Spencer James Jennings and Caytlin Jennings of Baton Rouge; Daughter and Son in law: Sharon Lee Jennings and Blane Bertrand of Lafayette; Granddaughter: Minnie Lee Leboeuf; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Gale and Cynthia Leboeuf, Blair and Janet Leboeuf all of Montegut, Gene Leboeuf of Bourg; Mother in law: Cleta White of Franklinton; Sister in law and Brothers in law: Sharon and Benny Victoriano of Lafitte, Howard White of Franklinton; Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene St., Franklinton) Monday July 31st from 4 pm until 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 7 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating.Honorary Pallbearers are his brothers Gale, Blair and Gene, nephew and Godchild Howard, son Spencer and son in law Blane.August 24, 1935 - July 27, 2017Dottie Sue Spears FreemanDOTTIE SUE SPEARS FREEMAN, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away early Thursday morning July 27, 2017 at her home. She was retired from Crown Zellerbach, Grocery Bag Division, where she was employed for 14 years. Mrs. Freeman was born August 24, 1935 and was 81 years young.She was the beloved wife of the late Jewel Freeman of Bogalusa for 61years. Dottie was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She was loved by all who came into contact with her. She is survived by her loving daughter Katharine Freeman Crain, a longtime teacher at Tylertown High School, of Franklinton. She leaves grandchildren that were the joy of her life, Shane and Chrissy Crain of Hernando, MS, Laura and Steven Byrd of Pine, Jeremy Blake and Charli Freeman of Franklinton. She leaves seven great-grandchildren, Austin Stuart, Grayson Stuart, Aleigha Byrd, Ryan Byrd, Cameron Byrd all of Pine, Presley Crain, Kason Crain of Hernando, MS. She leaves one sister, Frankie Spears Sandifer of Bogalusa and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memory. Dottie was also preceded in death by her only son Gregory “Greg” Freeman, parents Chalmers Spears and Allie Ruth Merritt Spears, a brother Chalmers Lee Spears, two sisters Johnnie Merle Spears Seals and Ruthie Mae Spears Ward McDaniel, two nephews Virgil Seals, Charles Spears and niece Bobbie O’Quinn.Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Saturday July 29th from 9:30 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1 pm Saturday with Bro. Lynn Martin and Bro. Brent King officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery. Alfreda SmithApril 14, 1938 - July 26, 2017Sister Alfreda Smith, age 79, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was born April 14, 1938 to the late Julius Smith and Luhana Jefferson Smith.Sister Smith was a member of the Greater Center Baptist Church in Angie, LA, under the leadership of Pastor Sidney Jones. She retired from the Bogalusa Medical Center as a cook. Sister Smith’s memories will be cherished by her three daughters, Ruth (Douglas) Hunt, Ernestine Smith, and Tyronda S. Gilmore; two sons, Otis Smith and Roosevelt Smith; one sister, Lovie James; two brothers, Rev. Doyle (Daisy) Smith, and Rev. Alvin (Pauline) Jefferson; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Sister Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Luhana Smith; one son, Izeller Smith; one sister, Caldonia Pack; and three brothers, Percy, Cleother, and Julius Smith.A funeral service was held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Greater Center Baptist Church in Angie. Derward MorganFebruary 28, 1929 - July 23, 2017DERWARD WILFORD MORGAN, AGE 88 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:15 pm Sunday afternoon at his home. He was a cable repair technician for AT&T for nearly 40 years and also a retired dairyman. Derward was a United States Navy veteran and an ordained deacon who attended Bethel Baptist Church. Alongside his wife, he was member of “Campers on a Mission” that traveled around the country performing mission projects. Derward had a passion for airplanes and even had his own Cessna plane that he enjoyed flying for many years. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather that cherished the time spent with his family. Survived by: Wife of 65 years: Wilda Crowe Morgan of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Terry and Carol Morgan of Franklinton, Alan and Melanie Morgan of Amite; Daughter and Son in law: Rhonda and Terry Lobell of Livingston; 4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Christopher and Susan Morgan of Denham Springs, Sandy Wayne Morgan and Shayna Morgan of Amite, Tamra and Jay Yuratich of Livingston, Joshua and Jamie Lobell of French Settlement; 9 Great-grandchildren: Mayli Morgan, Sarah Tauzy, Sadie Tauzy, Mackenzie Morgan, Brody Morgan, Andrew Yuratich, Cooper Yuratich, Tucker Lobell, Lily Lobell; Brother and Sister in law: Nathan and Alma Morgan of Amite; 2 Sisters in law: Della Ruth Simmons, Mildred Miller; Also numerous nieces and nephewsHe was preceded in death by his parents Alton Morgan and Bertha Miller Morgan, a brother Ellzey Morgan and sisters Josepha Jones and Johnnie Ruth Crowe.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday July 25th from 9 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Joe Kelly, Bro. Terry Lobell and Rev. Tom Descant officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Sandy Morgan, Josh Lobell, Karl Bickahm, Jr., Travis Morgan, Shelby Jones, Larry Miller Howard L Byrd July 27, 1947 - July 22, 2017Howard L Byrd died July 22, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Otha Pigott July 7, 1952 - July 22, 2017Otha Pigott died July 22, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Rondy LaShad VernonJanuary 24, 1980 - July 22, 2017Rondy LaShad Vernon passed away July 22, 2017 at the Slidell Memorial Hospital, Slidell, LA. He was born January 24, 1980 to Rondy Vernon, Sr. and Rhea Brumfield in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He is survived by six sons and six daughters; two brothers, Steven (Damarius) Vernon, Fort Worth, Texas and Rondon Vernon, Franklinton, LA ; two sisters, Summer (Michael) Weiler, Holly Ridge, North Carolina and Danequia (Nikki) Burkhalter of Franklinton, Louisiana. He leaves of host of relatives and friends.Visitation will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a family hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton, LA.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church at 1811 Desmare Street, Franklinton, LA. Reverend Mallery Callahan - Pastor officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements.  Dudley Larue SullivanJuly 4, 1965 - July 22, 2017DUDLEY LARUE SULLIVAN, AGE 52 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday morning July 22, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime off-shore worker with Pride Drilling and other companies through the years. Dudley was a practical joker to those close to him and he also enjoyed playing softball. He cherished the time spent with his family and grandchild. Dudley was an avid Alabama football fan with his favorite saying being “Roll Tide”. He was always a down to Earth good-guy that would do anything for anybody in need.Survived by: 2 Sons: Adam Sullivan, Blake Sullivan both of Franklinton; Granddaughter: Haylee Sullivan; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Greg and Erica Sullivan of Liberty, MS, Aubrey and Kelli Sullivan of Pine, Tuck and Marlene Sullivan of Franklinton,Pete and Audrey Sullivan of Loranger; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.He was preceded in death by a grandson Kayden Scott Sullivan and his parents Charles Sullivan and Elois Jones Sullivan.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday July 25th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Nan Pierson SimmonsMay 23, 1932 - July 20, 2017NAN PIERSON SIMMONS, AGE 85 and a resident of Franklinton passed away Thursday morning July 20, 2017 at her home. She was born May 23, 1932 in Ponchatoula and later graduated from Ponchatoula High School before obtaining a degree in Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. Nan married Ronald Burris Simmons in 1954 and together they raised three children in Franklinton. She taught school for several years before joining Ronny in their retail clothing business Simmons’, Squire Shop, and the Fashionette. Nan also remained very involved in her community. She was a longtime member of Centenary United Methodist Church, where she participated in the United Methodist Women organization and sang in the Centenary Chancel Choir. Nan was also a member of the Franklinton Community Theater, where she brought many characters to life through her gift of acting. She volunteered for many years at Riverside Medical Center as a Pink Lady and was a longtime member and past-president of the Winterset Club. She was an avid reader that also enjoyed writing stories and painting.Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Ronald Simmons, Jr. and Cynthia Simmons of Gautier, MS, Russell Simmons and Jennifer Price-Simmons of Lake Charles; Daughter and Son in law: Vanda Simmons Upton and Rann Upton of Mandeville; 5 Grandchildren: Adam Simmons, Tucker Simmons and Alex Drogobetski, Victoria Upton, Laurel Upton, Hannah Simmons; Great-grandson: Luke Simmons; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Elizabeth and Paul Riggs of Ponchatoula, Georgia Russell of Hammond; Brother and Sister in law: Allen Pierson, Jr. and Juanita Pierson of Ponchatoula; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald “Ronny” Burris Simmons, her mother Mary Dean Pierson, father and step-mother Allen Butler Pierson and Marguerite Powell Pierson and a sister Mary Lou Pierson Scott.Visitation will be at Centenary Methodist Church (1015 Cleveland Street, Franklinton, LA 70438) on Monday July 24th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Monday with Rev. Brian Ridgedale and Dr. Michael Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Centenary Methodist Church at the address above or the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).Pallbearers: Adam Simmons, Tucker Simmons, Scott Simmons, David Simmons, James Pierson, David Steinwinder, Bruce Fairburn, Allen Pierson, III Eula C SealNovember 13, 1941 - July 20, 2017Eula C. Seal, was born November 13, 1941 in Ava, Mo. and she left this world to rejoice in Heaven on July 20, 2017. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her 4 children: Laura Seal (Bob) Of White Sands, Ms., Rhonda (Ronnie) Pugh of Bogalusa, La., and Jack Seal, Jr. of Dallas, Tx., and Diana (Keith) Graves of Pine, La.; 12 Grandchildren: Rhonda (Delos) Williams, Robert (Jennifer) Jones , Joshua seal , Charles Seal, Kailee Seal, Sarah (Jason) Bordelon, Ted (Val) Schmidt, Kimberly (Trey) Johnson, Kara (Randall) Purvis, Jack Seal III, Ashleigh Powe and Jacob Graves; 12 great grand children: Collin Williams, Timothy Sanderson, Ben Williams, Camron Williams, Caleb Jones, Noah Jones, Tripp Jones. Matthew Bordelon, Claire Bordelon, Jamie Bordelon, Gabriel Schmidt and Maria Schmidt; 2 great-great grandchildren Rhett Williams, Natalie Johnson; 8 brothers and sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.She was greeted with great love at Heavens gates by her loving husband of 40 years Jack L Seal, Sr, mother Laura Margarit Wampler, father William Charles Wampler, little brother Keith Wampler, baby sister Delores Rivers, and 2 infant brothers Johnny Wampler and William Wampler.The family will hold a private memorial at a later time. The family wishes to thank St Tammany Parish Hospital for the great kindness and compassion they showed toward our mother and family.  Barbara Ann LeBlanc TaylorSeptember 30, 1938 - July 19, 2017BARBARA ANN LeBLANC TAYLORBarbara Ann LeBlanc Taylor peacefully departed this earth on Wednesday, July 19th in the presence of her loving husband of over 60 years, Ray Taylor whom she worked side by side in their home and family business for years. Barbara was a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and Friend and will be sorely missed by all those whose lives were touched by her friendly smile and generous, caring spirit. Barbara was a native of Franklinton, Louisiana and a graduate of Franklinton High School, where she lived for most of her life. Along with her husband, Ray, Barbara will be missed by her children Mark Taylor and his wife Diamond, their children Mark Taylor, Aschine Polk and Delilah Polk and their grandchildren, Alexis and Miranda Smith by the late Charlen Whitehead of Franklinton and her daughter Connie Taylor Kirkpatrick, her husband Brad and their children Brienna and Cole of Brush Prairie, Washington. Barbara’s siblings, Patricia LeBlanc Heurtin (Derrill) of St. Francisville, LA, Windham Renoir LeBlanc (Kay) of Ponchatoula, LA and Brannon Aumont LeBlanc of Diamondhead all mourn the loss of their big sis and welcome your special memories of Barbara in the days, weeks and years to come. She is preceded in death and love by their parents Windham J. “Pops” and Edith Aileen Murphy LeBlanc.Barbara was a hard-working, generous and loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was a talented organizer for countless events associated with the Town of Franklinton, Bowling Green School, the Washington Parish Free Fair and the Mile Branch Settlement. Her countless trips to Gatlinburg, TN and the Great Smokey Mountains led her to be an invaluable resource for the Town of Franklinton in decorating to welcome the throngs of visitors during the fair to this quaint small town. She shared her love of flowers and crafts, her knack for cooking and gardening to enhance every volunteer event, church social and family celebration she was a part of. Barbara took special joy in her expansive flower collection, her vegetable garden and showed an amazing talent for cooking, catering and sewing. But Barbara experienced no greater joy than seeing her grandchildren, Brienna, Cole & Mark and reveling in their accomplishments, their education and their adventures. Her many nieces and nephews will always remember her by her endless generosity when it came to sharing the bounty of her gardens and her love. She never visited family empty handed.A memorial service is being planned for the near future to celebrate the life of this amazing, caring and loving woman who touched so many lives in her 79 years on this earth. Let there be singing, dancing and twirling in heaven upon her arrival and she will surely be smiling and fear not, if they don’t know how to sing, dance or twirl……. She will organize classes and teach them all. Memorial Service will be held at a later time.  Gerald Cleveland Smith January 29, 1944 - July 19, 2017 Gerald Cleveland Smith, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his home at the age of 73. He was born on January 29, 1944 in Lyman, MS. He served in the United States Navy. He worked for Washington Parish Correctional Institute for many years.He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hileman of Bogalusa, LA; three daughters, Kelli (Jerry) Dillon of Bogalusa, LA, Carrie Poche of Ponchatoula, LA, and Kacie (Josh) Smith of Bogalusa, LA; his son, Jeffery (Amie) Smith of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Jeannie (Butch) Hand of Bogalusa, LA, and Susan (Paul) Taylor of Long Beach, MS, four brothers, James (Diane) Smith of Denham Springs, LA, Donnie (Beth) Smith of Bogalusa, LA, Dennis (Karen) Smith of Bald Knob, AR, and Chris (Rhonda) Smith of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Ronnie (Cara) Pourciau, Madison Smith, Brianna Smith & Caden Smith, Alex Dillon and Lily Dillon, and Isaac Brady; great-grandchildren, Hunter Pourciau and Mason Pourciau.Visitation will be held at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Memorial Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating. Committal Services will be held at a later date.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Bennie Jean SmithJanuary 22, 1950 - July 2017Bennie Jean Smith was born on January 22, 1950 and passed away in July 2017. Bennie was a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana at the time of passing.Bennie attended Central Memorial High School and was always recognized in the class of 1968. Dr. Gilbert Eugene "Gibby" Caillouet, Sr. June 5, 1928 - July 17, 2017Dr. Gilbert Eugene "Gibby" Caillouet, Sr., age 89, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. He was born on June 5, 1928 in Deweyville, TX.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Eulogy will begin at 11:00 a.m.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Virgie Seal BranchDecember 15, 1929 - July 16, 2017VIRGIE SUE SEAL BRANCH, AGE 87 and a resident of the Stateline Community died Sunday afternoon July 16, 2017 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa. She was a longtime member of Stateline Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed traveling, often to Gatlinburg, TN. Virgie worked for many years as a seamstress for Haspel Brothers in Columbia and later in Tylertown. She used her love of sewing to make dresses, wedding gowns and children’s clothes for countless families throughout her community. She also loved tending her beautiful flowers and cooking for her family and friends.Survived by: Daughter: Linda Branch Magee of Stateline; 2 Grandchildren and Spouses: Stacie and Dewayne Rogers of Stateline, Jeff and Stephanie Magee of Franklinton; 3 Great-grandchildren and a Spouse: Britney and Jeremy Lynn, Chelsea Rogers, Lauren Magee; Brother and Sister in law: William and Gail Seal of Angie; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband Clifton Branch, parents John Seal and Evie Duncan Seal, brothers John Warren Seal, Wilton “Buddy” Seal and Conrad Seal.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday July 18th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Stateline Missionary Baptist Church from 12 pm until the time of the funeral at 2 pm with Eld. Donnie Broom, Eld. Billy Ray Hines and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery.The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Resthaven Living Center for their care and support through the years.Pallbearers: Horace Seal, Chris Seal, Huey Seal, Nick Seal, Randy Branch, Donnie Miller Barbara Joan CoxAugust 25, 1937 - July 16, 2017Barbara Joan Cox age 79, passed away on July 16, 2017 In Madisonville La. She was a resident of the Plainview Community and member of Plainview Baptist Church. She is survived by one son Clint Crick of Midwest City Oklahoma. Daughter Connie Judge of Madisonville La. One sister Agnes Sowder of Bogalusa La. Four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry "Hank" Cox, parents Frank and Marie Rillo, one brother Frank Rillo. Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at Plainview Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until time for services at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Scott Breland will officiate.  Vernell Lowe BurkhalterApril 05, 1942 - July 15, 2017Vernell Lowe Burkhalter, age 75 and a resident of Franklinton, died Saturday evening July 15, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church and various organizations, such as The Ideal Women’s Club. Vernell was a proud employee of Franklinton Head Start; she retired after 35 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling and going out to eat. Vernell was a woman of tremendous faith, love and strength.Survived by: 3 Grandchildren: Danequia “Nikki” Burkhalter of Franklinton, James “Jamie” Burkhalter of Ponchatoula and Jermaine Roshon Burkhalter of Washington, DC; 5 Great-Grandchildren: Niaja Burkhalter, Dajour “China” Burkhalter, Christian Burkhalter, Termarius Burkhalter and Jorrian Burkhalter; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.She was proceeded in death by her husband, James “Jimmy” Burkhalter; daughter, Eulinda Renee’ Burkhalter; parents, Adam Lowe and Mamie Williams Lowe; brothers, Will Lowe and Z.B. Lowe and sisters; Ozzie Mae Coston, Mae Ella Connely, Vera Lee Tate, Bernice Harvey, Octavia Lowe and Hearlie Mae Hewitt.Visitation will be at Crain & Sons Funeral Home Thursday, July 20th from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. with a family hour from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.Visitation will continue Friday, July 21st at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. Mallery Callahan, Sr. - pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Church of Christ Holiness Cemetery.  Maudessie M. BrumfieldOctober 04, 1922 - July 14, 2017“Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them.” – Revelations 14:13 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me that day…” – 2 Timothy 4:7-8When God created the female species and endowed her with the ability to reproduce, Inc was creating the Greatest Soul on Earth.... A Mother! Maudessie M. Brumfield was such a Mother. Affectionately called "Big Momma", and Grandma, God knew that implanting such a kind, loving creature on earth would be a blessing to many generations to come. She impacted the lives of all who knew her.Maudessie M. Brumfield was born on October 4, 1923 to Victor and Mary Jane Matthews of Varnado, Louisiana.She departed this life on Friday, July, 14, 2017. Maudessie was the last of 11 siblings. She graduated from Wesley Ray High School and New Orleans Business School. After moving to Bogalusa, Maudessie and John W. Brumfield were united in holy matrimony on November 17, 1945. She was a wife of noble character. Her beauty and personality made her, her husband's crown. "He that finds a good wife finds a good thing.” (Proverbs 18:22). She was a wise and resourceful woman. She established a loving home for her and her family. To this union six children were born: John Wesley Jr., Victor, Don, Leon, Greg, and finally a daughter, Ella Rose. There is no greater love than a mother's love for her children and her family. As her seeds produced and reproduced thus came 10 grandchildren, 12 great grands, and 2 great-great grands all who came to know and love "BIG MOMMA".God's words were first place in our mother's life. The love of Maudessie's life, followed by the love of her family, was her love of God. What became important to Maudessie and an integral part of her life at a very early age was her devout Christian faith. Maudessie grew up in the Mount Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. B.B. Moses. Her parents always instilled in her the importance of faith, obedience to God, and Christianity. After moving to Bogalusa, she united with the New Triumph Baptist Church and served in numerous capacities under the leadership of Rev. F.C Shumake. She furthered the work of God when her family joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church where she sang in the senior choir, taught Sunday school, was a youth leader, and a deaconess. Her love and passion was serving as mission president and field missionary for the Third District Bogue Chitto Association. She was also a member and teacher of the Citywide Prayer Band.Maudessie's life truly personified the quote" It takes a village to raise a child." She WAS instrumental in opening the Bogalusa Recreation Center on the North Avenue School campus, which provided enrichment activities for kids during the summer and in the community charter school. She also owned and operated one of the first Kindergarten Schools for children to learn their ABC's and 123's before entering regular school. She was a leader of the Bluebirds, Campfire, and Horizons. Maudessie also worked as a secretary at the Richmond Funeral Home and at North Avenue Elementary School.In departing she leaves wonderful memories to be cherished by five children, John Wesley (Geraldine)Brumfield Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana, Victor (Betty) Brumfield, Don (Erica) Brumfield, Greg (Eloise) Brumfield, and Ella Rose (Ezekil) Dupard III of Bogalusa, Louisiana; ten grandchildren, Tonya Ratliff, Yvette Mayham, John W. Brumfield III, Shadrick Brumfield, Brian Parker, Brandy Brumfield, Brittney Brumfield, Patrice Brumfield, Rashard Dupard, and Trenton Dupard; twelve grandchildren and two great-great grands; a special niece Doris Brown, and nephew Jimmy Mondy; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Mary Jane Matthews; her husband, John Wesley Brumfield Sr.; Son, Leon M. Brumfield; a special daughter-in-law, Dianne Brumfield; and her sisters and brothers, Ella Rose Walker, Melissa Moses, Caroline Mondy, Ruth Matthews, William Oliver Matthews, Arthur Matthews, Norman Dewitt Matthews, Marvin Matthews, Delos Matthews, Solomon Matthews, and James Earl Matthews.The visitation will be 2:00PM - 5:00PM Friday, July 21, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home. A Family hour will follow 6:00PM - 8:00PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church.The funeral will be 11:00AM Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor, Elder Christopher Matthews officiating. Interment will be held in Bogalusa Cemetery. Jimmie Lucinda CaronaMay 20, 1949 - July 14, 2017Jimmie Lucinda Carona born May, 20, 1949 went home to be with The Lord July, 14, 2017. She was a resident of Sun, La. and was of the Baptist Faith. She leaves behind two daughters, Kathy Haley and her husband Trampas of Rio, La. and Angela DeNicolo and her husband Mark of South Windsor, CT., a brother, Peter "Buddy"Carona III of Sun, La., a sister Jane Carona Seals of Tylertown, MS., five grandchildren, Gregory Davis, Christopher Davis, Chase Davis, Andrew DeNicolo and Ava DeNicolo, her companion, Evan Elamri and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday July 20, 2017 at Brown-McGehee Funeral home beginning 11:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Richard Magee will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Crossroads Pentecostal Church Cemetery located in the Crossroads MS. Community. In Lieu of flowers the family makes a request to make donations to the American Cancer Society.  Carolyn Elizabeth Fortenberry Simmons August 2, 1960 - July 14, 2017Carolyn Elizabeth Fortenberry Simmons, age 56, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. She was born on August 2, 1960 in Cameron, TX.She is survived by two brothers, Alan (LuAnne) Fortenberry, and Mark Fortenberry both of Bogalusa, LA; a niece and five nephews.She is preceded in death by her parents, H. D. Fortenberry and Gloria Mildred Halberdier Fortenberry; and a sister, Ann Pritchard.Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to: Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427. Rebecca Lynn WarrenOctober 31, 1972 - July 14, 2017REBECCA LYNN WARREN, AGE 44 and a resident of Bogalusa died Friday evening July 14, 2017 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. She was a correctional officer at Raybourn Correctional Center with over 15 years of service. She enjoyed painting and woodworking. Rebecca was a huge LSU football fan that also loved singing Karaoke. She enjoyed camping with her family and friends and had a special place in her heart for her pet dogs, Zee Baby and Chloe.Survived by: Mother: Gloria Erwin Warren of Bogalusa; Father: John Ira Warren of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Tana and Andy Perry of Prairieville; Brother and Sister in law: John and Allison Warren of Walker; 4 Nephews and a Niece: Dylan Perry, Sean Perry, Mikey Carles and his wife Haley, Jacob Smith, Alexandra Smith; Great-niece: Juliana Carles; Special Friend: Toni Parra; Also survived by numerous other family members and many friends.She was preceded in death by grandparents John and Jean Warren and James Scott and Marcelle Erwin.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday July 17th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with her uncle Eld. Glynn Erwin officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.Pallbearers are co-workers Joey Simon, Wade Fornea, Brink Hillman, Christopher Walley, Tim Maples, Ronnie Seal. The Honor Guard of Raybourn Correctional Center will also provide representation during the services.Honorary Pallbearers are her nephews Dylan Perry, Sean Perry, Mikey Carles, Jacob Smith and her niece Alexandra Smith John D. CottonMarch 18, 1953 - July 13, 2017John D. Cotton was born March 18, 1953 in Warnerton, La. He was assisted during birth by a Midwife of the community. He was born to Thelma and Johnny Cotton; his parent preceded him in death. He is one of four children. He gave his life to Christ Jesus during his adult years.He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia Magee Cotton for several years. John will forever be remembered by his loving sisters Gwendolyn Ginn of Franklinton, LA and Shirley Cotton of Hammond, LA, and beloved children Amonica and Joe Sparlin of Virginia, Roland Warren, Nadia Warren, and Sookie Warren of Franklinton, La, treasured grandchildren Joseph and Jacob Sparlin, Jada and Destiny Warren, caring nephew and nieces, Bryan Baham Sr., Alvin Long Jr, Laneatrice Long, special friend Sidney Bickham, along with countless other relatives, nieces, nephews, friends and family whom were blessed to know him.Visitation will be held Friday, July 21, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton, La. The funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - with Rev. Washington E. Drake, officiating. Interment will be at Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements. Robert Glenn Cothern October 6, 1944 - July 13, 2017 Robert Glenn Cothern, 72, a longtime resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away at his home in Franklinton, LA. He was born on October 6, 1944 to the late Robert Lee and Sue Sumrall Cothern. He served in the United States Navy.He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Dewald Cothern of Franklinton; his daughters, Penny (Rob) Jones of Franklinton, LA, and Tammy (Frank) Kraus of Crown Point, IN; his granddaughters, Kristin (Shay) Harris of Tallassee, AL; his brother, Earl Ray (Phyllis) Cothern of Bogalusa, LA, Ricky Cothern of Maurepas, LA and his sister, Pat (Sam) Noto of Bogalusa, LA. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Graveside Services will be held at a later date. Randy GeraldSeptember 25, 1961 - July 13, 2017RANDALL DALE " RANDY" GERALD, AGE 55 and a resident of Thomas died Thursday morning July 13, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Randy was a former cross-country truck driver and later worked alongside his family at Pine Malt Stand for many years. He enjoyed spending time watching the birds from his back porch. Randy was a simple man that cherished the time spent with those he loved.Survived by: Mother: Ione Barber Gerald of Thomas; Brother and Sister in law: Tim and Rachel Gerald of Thomas; Sister: Sandy Gerald of Thomas; 5 Nieces and Nephews and a Spouse: Nicole and Nathanial Sumrall, Wade Gerald, Alexis Gerald, Alissa Gerald, Austin Gerald; 2 Great-nephews: Joseph Sumrall and Colton Sumrall; Aunt: Natalie Brumfield; Also numerous other family members and friendsHe was preceded in death by his father Burdell Gerald and a nephew Jason Crain.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday July 15th from 9 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Alton Gerald Family Cemetery. Essie Mae Wheat Hughes July 4, 1926 - July 13, 2017Essie Mae Wheat Hughes, age 91, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was born on July 4, 1926 in Pickens County, AL.She is survived by her daughter, Judy Hughes of Bogalusa, LA; four sons, Jack (Patsy) Hughes of Spanish Fort, AL, Harry (Janell) Hughes of York, AL, Andy (Aletrice) Hughes of Royse City, TX, and Toby (Derinda) Hughes of Folsom, LA; three sisters, Bessie Lee Windham, Evelyn Greene, and Sue Wheat; two brothers, Hubert Wheat and Hulon Wheat; seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and six step-great-great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, JD Hughes: her daughter, Sheila Crawford; her parents, Leland F. Wheat and Zettie Brazeal Wheat; her brothers and sisters, Norman Wheat, Harlon Wheat, Lanette Wheat and Lavera Willcutt; and by a granddaughter, Karen Renee Christopher.Visitation will be held at Palestine Baptist Church on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating. Visitation will continue on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Spring Hill Baptist Church, 18321 Spring Hill Church Road, Fayette, AL 35555 from 1:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Robert Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Raymond J. RobertNovember 28, 1927 - July 13, 2017Raymond J. Robert of Franklinton died July 13, 2017. Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA. Alberta "ToT" Byrd MartinMarch 5, 1934 - July 12, 2017Alberta "ToT" (Byrd) Martin born March 5, 1934 being a native of Bogalusa, La passed away at Our Lady of Angels at the age of 83 and was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by 6 daughters, Linda (Tom) Barnes, Patricia (Billy) Brumfield, Karen ( Dr. Glyn) Hebert, Debbie Askew, Cathy (Carlos) Clark and Pam (Jim) Pichon, a son, Lindsay(Lisa)Martin, one sister, Willi B Brock, a sister-in-law, Betty Joe Byrd also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsay "Frenchie" Martin and a daughter, Janice Martin Borden. Visitation and Services will be held on Monday July 17, 2017 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Pete Underwood officiating the services. The interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery Located on Spring Valley Road.  Emma Jean Alford McDanielAugust 11, 1938 - July 11, 2017EMMA JEAN ALFORD MCDANIEL, AGE 78 and a resident of Baton Rouge died at 10:40 am Tuesday July 11, 2017 at her home. She was a native of Washington Parish and a former longtime employee of the Disability Department of the State of Louisiana. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, especially the delicious Christmas candy each year. Emma Jean liked to travel throughout the country and watch her favorite soap operas every afternoon. She was always an outgoing person that enjoyed visiting with new people she met. Survived by: Longtime Companion and Best Friend: Jack Rainey of Baton Rouge; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Sue Ellen and Scott Shelton of Prairieville, Kattie and Paul Trippi of Watson; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brittney and Jonathan Tynes, Bradley and Julie Roberts, Meghan Ashcraft, Abagail Trippi, Gabrial Trippi, Emma Trippi; 2 Great-grandsons: Kaleb and Noah; Brother and Sister in law: Hughie and Betty Alford of Hammond; Sister in law: Sue Alford of Mt. Hermon; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her parents Creason Alford and Claudie McElveen Alford and a brother Wayne Alford.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday July 14th from 9 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Paul Trippi, Scott Shelton, Bradley Roberts, Jonathan Tynes, James Alford, David Alford June Wheat Stafford February 24, 1950 - July 11, 2017 June Wheat Stafford passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. Mrs. Stafford was a resident of Bogalusa, LA. She was born on February 24, 1950 in Bogalusa, LA.She is survived by her husband, Huey “Pug” Stafford; two sons, Scott Wheat (Nikki), and Steven Smith (Alicia); her mother, Betty June Wheat Stogner; her sister, Beverly Wheat Martin (Billy); two brothers, Charles Ray Wheat (Sandi), and Robert Harrel Wheat; two step-daughters, Jodi Gaudet (Glen), and Angelica Stafford; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a special aunt. Ella Day; and two special uncles, Robert Earl Wheat, and Joe Ray Wheat.She is preceded in death by her father, Harrel Wheat; her grandparents, Robert C. Wheat (Grace); her sister, Brenda Wheat Taylor; her step-father, William R. Stogner, Jr.; and her mother-in-law, Betty Hammons.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Dan Finley and Rev. Joe Ray Wheat officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Tommy Lee WallaceNovember 16, 1929 - July 11, 2017Tommy Lee Wallace age 87 passed away on July 11, 2017 at Resthaven Living Center. He was a resident of Bogalusa la and member of Main Street Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Emma C. Wallace of Bogalusa. Two sons Gary Wallace of South Carolina, and Jim Wallace of Slidell La. One daughter Kimberly Wallace of Bogalusa La. One sister Pauline Patterson of Baton Rouge La. Eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sons, Tommy Joe Wallace, and Greg Wallace. One daughter Debbie Hoyt, parents Walter and Sally Wallace. Brothers L. E. Wallace and N. Z. Wallace. One sister Agnes Thigpen and a grandson Tommy Joe Wallace Jr. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home of Saturday July 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Cremation will follow. Rev. Patrick Magee will officiate. Robert "Nick" Lea, Jr.November 09, 1949 - July 10, 2017Robert "Nick" Lea, Jr., born in Magnolia and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Kentwood at 67 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Watson Lea; 4 daughters, Stacey Lea Kleinpeter and husband, Steve, Kristi Lea Womack and husband, Scott, Brandy Lea Simeon and husband, Matthew, and Nikki Lea Smith and husband, Ben; grandchildren, Hunter and Hannah Kleinpeter, Mallory, Derrek, and Slade Womack, Haylea Newman and husband, Jacob, Jace Glass, Megan and Kallie Simeon, and Drake and Erin Smith; great-grandson, Baylor Newman; sister, Shelia Esch and husband, Carroll; brother, Rod Lea and wife, Debbie. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Nick Lea, Sr. and Blanche Dykes Lea; and sister, Sue Hendrickson. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Ernest Graham. Interment East Fork Cemetery, East Fork Community, LA.  Retired Major Gerald Edward Gomez October 14, 1955 - July 10, 2017 Retired Major Gerald Edward Gomez, died on Monday, July 10, 2017 at the age of 61. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on October 14, 1955.He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church and an alumnus of Annunciation Catholic School. After graduating from Bogalusa High School in 1974, he became the Manager of K& B in Bogalusa where he worked for 10 years until he fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a police officer.He faithfully served the City of Bogalusa as a police officer for over 30 years beginning as a reserve officer and retiring at the rank of Major. Throughout his service, he strived to make the City of Bogalusa a better place. He was a mentor to many young and seasoned police officers. It was his hope that his lessons will carry on in these individuals so they can continue to make the City of Bogalusa a better place for all.Besides being a police officer, he was also someone that others could look up to and depend on. He was a leader that demonstrated respect and compassion for others. He positively impacted the lives of so many while asking for nothing in return. He deeply loved his family and friends. He was a model of strength, integrity, and honor. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Theresa Hunt Gomez; a daughter, Marie Gomez Goff; a son, Josh Goff; and a grandson, Leo Edward Goff. Also, one sister, Patty Territo and her husband Tommy; one sister-in-law, Ginger Gomez; two brothers, Stephen Gomez and his wife Kendra and Michael Gomez and his wife Kim; his mother-in-law, Marie Hunt; one brother-in-law, Shelton Hunt and his wife Cheryle; four sister-in-laws, Lynn Jenkins and her husband Denton, Cathy Willis and her husband Larry; Marianne Bennett and her husband Sonny; as well as his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Sherburne “Jack” Gomez and Juanita “Nita” Leblanc; a brother S. J. Gomez; and his father-in-law, William “Bill” Hunt.The family also wishes to thank Dr. Jack Saux and Dr. Brandon Bean, as well as Mindy Baughman of St. Tammany Parish Hospice who assisted him throughout his extended battle with cancer.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the Rosary and Divine Mercy being held at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Annunciation Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with a Funeral Mass beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Pallbearers will be Retired Major Mike Godwin, Captain Charlie Helton, Retired Major Paul Herrington, Retired Captain Kenny Kellis, Major Percy Knight, Master Trooper Chris McCleland, Deputy Roy Scroggs, and Captain Jeff Varnado. Honorary pallbearers will be Major Scott Adams, Josh Goff, Leo Goff, Retired Patrolman First Class Timmy Stewart, Marshall John Sumrall, and former Patrolman First Class Jason Williams. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Ivy Lee RobertsonJanuary 25, 1926 - July 09, 2017Ivy Lee Robertson, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Franklinton. She was born January 25, 1926 in Osyka, MS and was 84 years of age. She is survived by her son, Roy Robertson and wife, Sue; daughter, Gwyn Clemons and husband, Bruce; 9 grandchildren, Jeff Alford and wife Carla, Terry Robertson and wife, Tammy, Scott Alford and wife, Deborah, Rhonda Robertson, Kim R. Guilbeau and husband, Audie, Sara R. Thompson and husband, Jeremy, Sherie R. Smith and husband, Jeff,  Beverly R. Slade and husband, Gary, Darlene R. Stringer and husband, Dewey; brother, Percy Simmons and Sidney Simmons; sisters, Jeanette Maxie, Patsy Dillon, and Iris Walker. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy Robertson; parents, Clyde and Golda Simmons; sons, Michael Robertson and Rex Robertson; brothers, Bernard Simmons and Reginald Simmons. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 1 PM Thursday, July 13, 2017. Interment Beulah Cemetery, Kentwood.  Paul R. Morris December 14, 1978 - July 8, 2017 Paul R. Morris died July 8, 2017 at the age of 38 years. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Hoyt L. "Chick" Boyd October 25, 1936 - July 8, 2017Hoyt L. “Chick” Boyd passed to eternal rest on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Mr. Boyd was born on October 25, 1936, in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He was 80 years old.Mr. Boyd was the son of Hoyt and Bobbie Boyd.He grew up with his siblings, Charlene, Perry Nell, and Freddie, and was a lifelong resident of Angie, Louisiana, where he cultivated many lifelong friendships.He graduated from Angie High School, and, upon graduation, joined the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country.He was a visionary and a savvy businessman, owning several businesses in the community. Among them Pay-N-Save (now Pioneer), Great Southern Motel, Great Southern Speedway, Sunflower Grocery Store, Trade Center Hardware Store, Dollar General, Great Southern RV Park, Angie Auction, and Boyd’s Museum & Ice Cream Parlor.Mr. Boyd loved serving his community, especially helping people. He was a big supporter of Boys Scout Post 313 in Bogalusa; he was a Bluegrass music promoter; a Washington Parish Fair volunteer for over 25 years where he served as Fair President; he also served on the Washington Parish Tourism Committee, the Washington Parish Council on Aging, the Magnolia State Bluegrass Association, and the Varnado Store Museum as a chartered member. In 2014, he was named a Mile Branch Honoree for the Washington Parish Fair Association.He held Board Certified credentials in the Washington – St. Tammany Electric Co-Op, where he also served as a board member and held the office of Treasurer. In addition, he served proudly on the Washington Parish District 5 Fire Department; served as Chief Deputy for the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Department; and as Chief of Police for the Village of Angie.An avid car race fan and professional driver for over 40 years, he won many races, and was the champion of many speedways. In 1985, he won the NASCAR Southeastern Winston Cup Series. He still holds the track record in Florence, Alabama.His community was extraordinarily blessed to have a citizen like him.He is survived by his children, Terry Boyd; Lisa Stout and her husband Dwayne; Mark Boyd and his wife Shane; and Cathy Pierce and her husband Scott; grandson Chad Boyd and his wife Nicole. He is survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a special friend Jessie Myers and a longtime friend Mrs. Pam (Ard) MileyHe is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years Audrey Mae Calliham, his son Larry Boyd, his siblings, Charlene and Freddie, and Rescue, his beloved pet of 16 years.Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and will continue at Angie Baptist Church Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9:00 am and will run until the funeral service at 11:00 am. Rev. Colton Fornea will officiate the service and interment will follow at Bonnie Cemetery in Angie, LA, with Military Graveside rites held by Magic City Post #24.In lieu of flowers, the family would like that donations be made to Angie Baptist Church or Mile Branch Settlement. Floye Talley Richardson July 13, 1927 - July 8, 2017 Floye Talley Richardson, a resident of Bogalusa, died peacefully in her home on July 8th 2017. She was the daughter of the late Isaac Milo Talley, and Maude Terry Galloway Talley of Isabelle, LA.She is survived by her four daughters, Arnell Stewart of Madisonville, LA, Judy Little of Bogalusa, LA, Joan Richardson of Carrollton, TX, and Jeanette Richardson of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Stacey Stewart Moore of Bogalusa, Shawna Stewart Shranks (Rod Shanks) of Madisonville, LA, Joseph Ditcharo of Bogalusa, LA, and Zack Little (Tiffany Little) of Mandeville, LA; and one brother, Travis Talley of Isabelle, LA; eight great- grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilson “Boozam” Richardson; two sisters, Gwen Talley Adams, and Colleen Talley Hall Moran; and one brother Talmadge Talley.Visitation will be held at Palestine Baptist Church, on Wednesday July 12, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M., and Thursday July 13, 2017 9:00 a.m. with funeral services starting at 11:00 a.m.The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Camellia Home Health and Hospice for the Compassionate care and love shown to their mother in her home and the excellent care given in her final days. Additionally, the family would like to recognize the love of their church family, Palestine Baptist Church for their constant prayers and support.In lieu of flowers or plants, the family ask that donations be made in memory of Floye Richardson to the Palestine Baptist Church Building Fund.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Willie Leon Rowell October 10, 1957 - July 7, 2017Willie Leon Rowell died July 7, 2017 at the age of 59 years. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Mitchell Kirk HuntAugust 9, 1982 - July 7, 2017MITCHELL KIRK HUNT, AGE 34 and a resident of Pine died at Friday, July 7, 2017 at his residence. He was a 2000 graduate from Pine High School. He was a member of Pine First Baptist Church. He loved working at his job with Hunt Buildings and enjoyed helping others. His favorite meal was Chicken Pasta from Bino’s. Survived by: Longtime partner: Leslie Starns of Pine; 2 Children: Gavin Hunt and Kylie Hunt; Parents: Guy and Delane Martin Hunt of Pine; Brother and sister in law: Nicholas and Amanda Hunt of Thomson, GA; Sister: Anna Miller of Pine; Nephew: Jake Miller; Grandfather: Houston Hunt of Pine; Numerous aunts, uncles and cousinsHe was preceded in death by a niece Taylor Hunt, grandparents Red and Veda Martin and grandmother Travis Ann Berry Hunt.Visitation will be at Pine First Baptist Church Thursday July 13th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 3 pm Thursday with Rev. David Easterling and Rev. Shea Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Jake Miller, Shea Hunt, Kyle Morris, Cody Morris, John Thomas Sandifer, John AltentalerHonorary: Nick Hunt, John Hunt, Keith Dykes, Mike Jones, Allen Fussell, Craig Newcomb, Eddie Adams, Eugen Martin, Jr., Jo Martin, Billy Kinlaw, Joey Breland Edgar MageeJanuary 16, 1942 - July 07, 2017Edgar Magee was born to the late Brunell Benton Magee and Gussie Lee Martin Magee on January 16, 1942. He was the first born of eight children. He became a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church at a young age.In 1964, he married Verna Lee Johnson of Franklinton, LA and soon after they started a family and moved to Seattle, WA where he was employed at Boeing where he was a painter and a Shop Stewart for more than 30 years. He was a member of Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church in Seattle. His parents, Brunell and Gussie Magee preceded him in death as well as two brothers, James Troy Magee and Edward Charles Magee.He leaves to cherish his memories to his wife, Verna L. Johnson; one son, Frederick A, Magee; two daughters, Donesha S. Magee, and Shakema L. Magee both of Seattle, WA; his only grandchild, Dorian Magee Petty of Seattle WA, he also leaves behind his remaining siblings, four brothers, Calvin (Almeta) Magee, Rev. Larry ( Marilyn) Magee, Albert (Francis) Magee, all of Franklinton, LA, and Runell (Elnora) Magee of Renton, WA; one sister, Winona James of Franklinton, LA; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 PM New Jerusalem Baptist Church with – Rev. Johnny Causey Pastor and Rev. Larry Magee Officiating. Interment will be at Magee Cemetery. Florence Reedy ManningMay 9, 1942 - July 6, 2017FLORENCE REEDY MANNING, AGE 75 and a resident of Franklinton, died on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. Mrs. Manning was born on May 9, 1942 and was a lifelong resident of Franklinton. She is remembered by many as a “second mama” while co-owner and operator of Family Recreation Center, the “skating rink.” She also co-owned and operated Manning Enterprises with her husband, Buddy. “Miss Florence,” as she was affectionately known, served several terms as Alderwoman for the Town of Franklinton, and was greatly instrumental in the plans and construction of the current Fire Department, as well as spearheading numerous community beautification and upkeep projects. She served in several civic and community organizations including the Home and Garden Club, Friends of the Library, Varnado Store Museum and the Farmers’ Market, among others. She was involved in many Bible study and Sunday School activities at First Baptist Church, and enjoyed reading, painting, gardening and caring for her treasured pets in her spare time. Miss Florence was well-known as an active and energetic community member who could always be counted on to assist whenever and wherever she was needed to serve the town she loved. Most importantly, she was a constant and devoted companion to her beloved husband, and a kind and loving mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years: Percy Cliff “Buddy” Manning, Jr.; 4 Sons and Daughters-in-law: Chad and Terri Manning, Dan and Chelsea Manning, Matt and Kerri Manning, all of Franklinton, Ben and Penny Manning of Athens, GA; 12 Grandchildren: Brandon Manning and wife Ashley of Franklinton, Kasey Manning of Franklinton, Danielle Manning Kline and husband Dennis of League City TX, Micki Manning of Pagosa Springs, CO, Toby Manning and wife Brittany of Burnet, TX, Dalton, Colt and Trinity Manning of Franklinton, Blake Manning and fiancé Mary Bryan of Athens GA, Elliott, Emily and Jacob Simms of Franklinton; 4 Great-grandchildren: Nicole, Devin, Kenzie and Layla Manning; Brother and Sister in law: Adrian and Carolyn Reedy of Dallas, TX.; Sister-in-law: Betty Schilling of Franklinton; And numerous extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Peggy Green Reedy, brother, Frank Reedy, Jr., parents-in-law Percy and Regina Manning, and sister-in-law, Paula Richardson Reedy. Mrs. Florence devoted her life to service of others, and wanted to continue that legacy after her death. In fulfillment of her final wishes, her earthly body was donated to LSU Medical School Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. A family service and interment will follow at a later time. She would be honored to know of the many warm memories and expressions of caring shown by those whose lives she touched. Her families wish is to extend heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love, support and prayers from the community that has been extended during this time. Ronda Sylvest VarnadoDecember 6, 1962 - July 6, 2017RONDA SYLVEST VARNADO, AGE 54 and a resident of Franklinton was in an accident on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in route to a call. She was an avid volunteer and fire fighter for the Washington Parish Fire District 2 for the past 5 years. She was a 1980 graduate of Bowling Green School. She was a retired registered nurse. She loved her Lord, family, church and community. She also had a special pet Rascal.Survived by: Husband: Harold Varnado, Jr. of Franklinton; 2 Sons: Jacob Alan Varnado, Jared Evan Varnado both of Franklinton; 2 Step sons: Stuart Mitchell and Marie Varnado, Kyle Matthew and Leslie Varnado both of Franklinton; Parents: Lawrence and Nell Fricke Sylvest of Franklinton; Brother and sister in law: Larry and Debbie Sylvest of Franklinton; Sister: Kathy Sylvest of Franklinton; Brother in law: Devoy Hill; 6 Step grandchildren; Numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her sister Jeri Sylvest Hill.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Sunday, July 9, 2017 with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM with Rev. Larry Archote and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with full firefighter honors.Pallbearers: Stuart Varnado, Kyle Varnado, Jeremy Hill, Jason Sylvest, Tres Sylvest, Don Fricke Isaac Franklin Creel "Doc"May 21, 1943 - July 6, 2017ISAAC FRANKLIN CREEL, “DOC” AGE 74 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:28 PM at his residence. He was a teacher for 32 years having taught at Sullivan Vo-Tech, University of Mississippi and Rayburn Correctional Center. He enjoyed reading magazines. He enjoyed riding his tractor on his farm. He was the president of the Washington Parish Ham Radio Club and had the call sign of “WA5CWE”. He had a special place in his heart for his dog Jazzy. He was a loving husband, father and friend.Survived by: Daughter: Brianna Temple Creel of Franklinton; Sister in Law: Nina Creel of Central; Sister in law and brother in law: Yvone and Jerry Stewart of Chattanooga, TN; Nieces/Nephews and spouses: Rachel Stewart and Kim Swanson, Derrick Guin, Donna Jean and Nathan Clark, Nancy C. and Chuck Hill, Mark and Linda CreelHe was recently preceded in death by his wife of 41 years Lydia Guin Creel, his parents E.M. and Alma Temple Creel, brother Elyn Creel, nephews Karl Creel and Greg Creel, his father in law and mother in law W.W. and Ammel House Guin, and brother in law Don Guin.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home on Monday, July 10, 2017 from 4 PM until 9 PM and after 9 AM Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Billy Passman, J T Thomas, Charlie Boyd, Herbie Williams, Earl Creel, Billy Davis, Rodney Bourdreaux, Adam Thomas Mary Ann RodgersDecember 30, 1958 - July 04, 2017Mary Ann Rodgers, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born December 30, 1958 in Independence and was 58 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Steve McNeese, Sr.; children, Ruby Ann Rodgers, Steven McNeese, Jr. And wife, Danielle, Stephanie McNeese and Milton McNeese and wife, Josie; grandchildren, Corey Rodgers, Heaven McNeese, Dayton McNeese, Junior Purkel, Madison Rogoz, and Ariah McNeese; sister, Bobbie Nell Corkern and husband, Terry. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Shirley Rodgers; 2 brothers, Larry and Tommy Rodgers; grandchildren, Jeremy Rodgers and Destiney McNeese. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Friday, July 7, 2017. Interment San Pedro Cemetery, Franklinton.  Geraldine HedgesMarch 11, 1942 - July 3, 2017Geraldine Trafficano Hedges passed away on Monday, July 03, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Hedges Sr. for 55 years. Mother of Joseph Hedges Jr. (Sandra) of Cypress, Texas, and Renee Blum of Long Beach, Mississippi. Grandmother of Amanda Meissner (David) of Cypress, Texas, Ross Hedges of Cypress, Texas, and Justin Blum of Long Beach, Mississippi. She was born to Santa Angelica and Shabby Trafficano, but after the death of her mother when she was very young, she was raised by her sister and brother-in-law, Josephine and Carlos Saragusa, who became her mother and father. In addition, she was the sister of Annie Sanders (Paul) and Mike Trafficano (Anna Lee), as well as the late Cali Trafficano, Joseph Trafficano, Tommy Trafficano, Bernard Trafficano, Lou Vicari, Jake Trafficano , C.J. Saragusa, and Gerald Trafficano. She is also survived by her loving dog, Jolie, and cat, Simon, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was a teacher's aide for the Jefferson Parish School System for many years. She loved her family with all her heart, but especially the grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA, on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin on Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, and continue Thursday from 8:30 AM until the Mass. Interment will be in Westlawn Park Cemetery in Gretna. Ora Lee Peters December 15, 1924 - July 2, 2017Ora Lee "Duke" Peters, born December 15,1924 and a resident of Rest Haven Living Center, Bogalusa for the last six years, departed this life on July 2, 2017 at Our Lady Of the Angels Hospital. She united with FordsChapel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She later moved her membership to Greenville Baptist Church in Hammond, LA under the leadership of Rev. Nolan Clayton in 1980.She was affectionately known as Ms. Duke and had a reputation of being loving, kind, and generous to everyone.s She maintained good health until the age of 87. Sister Peters enjoyed fishing and cooking biscuits for her nieces and friends.Sister Peters did not have a daughter but enjoyed claiming many as her "daughter."She leaves to cherish her memories one sister, Jessie Mae Magee of Angie, La; one brother, Marshall (Zella) Peters of Moss Point, MS; a speciL niece, Willene Griffin of Baton Rouge, LA; a special nephew, L. V. Peters of Angie, LA; a special godson, Joy "Poot" Beal-Mason of Hammond, LA; three god-grand children: Davonte, D'Shanti and Malayan; one daughter-in-law, Asaline Nelson, Bogalusa, LA and a host of other relatives and friends.She is preceded in death by one son, Jobie Nelson, seven brothers: A. B . Galloway, James Ray Ozell, Willester, Roscoe, Ira and Walter Peters and two sisters, Alice Peters and Kathleen Mingo.Funeral Service: Saturday, July 10, 2017 at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home at 1:00pm, Reverend Charles Magee, Pastor AME Zion Church. Interment: Fords Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Sandy Hook, MS Guy Melvin Hartzog August 3, 1960 - July 2, 2017 Guy Melvin Hartzog, 56, resident of Sandy Hook, MS passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Bogalusa.Guy is survived by his wife Linda Hall Hartzog; daughters Kesha (Paul) Williams of Bogalusa, LA, Anndreia Hartzog, Ashley Humphrey and Angela Humphrey-Magee; sisters Shannon (Craig) Seal of Bogalusa, LA and Lu Anne (Alan) Fortenberry of Bogalusa, LA; 10 grandchildren and other relative and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Louise Hartzog; his wife Bobbie Joann Hartzog; and a stepdaughter Amanda Humphrey.A memorial service will be held at a later date. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on behalf of the family. Jeff D. Hughes, Jr. April 10, 1924 - June 29, 2017Former Crown Zellerbach executive Jefferson Davis Hughes, Jr., also known as “Jeff” or “J.D.,” died on Thursday, June 29. He died peacefully at home in the arms of Betty, his loving wife of 67 years.He was born on April 10, 1924. He was a native of Hammond, LA., and he was the great-great-grandson of Peter Hammond, founder of the city. He was a long time resident of Bogalusa, and resided previously in Hammond, Poplarville, MS, DeRidder, and Denham Springs, LA. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. LCI 442(G), participating in the invasion of Okinawa and the liberation of the Philippines.A graduate of Hammond High School, he attended Southeastern Louisiana University before WWII and received a degree in Forestry after the war from Louisiana State University.Hughes worked for 51 years for Gaylord Container Corporation and its successor companies Crown Zellerbach, Cavenham, Hanson, and Weyerhauser. He retired in 1986 from Crown Zellerbach as Manager of Environmental Services and Association Affairs, served as a consultant for Cavenham and Hanson, and retired again in 2000 as Manager of Government Affairs for Weyerhaeuser.While employed by Crown Zellerbach, he was chosen to travel to Brazil to evaluate the possibility of starting an operation in that country. He was also chosen by the Secretary of the Army to serve on a three-member Blue Ribbon Panel to advise the Army on management of its national resources at military and civilian installations. He was called as an expert witness in many civil cases and testified before Congress many times on forestry matters. He was frequently called on by the forestry community for his vast knowledge and experience, as comfortable talking to loggers and tree farmers as he was to executives and members of Congress.In 1967 Hughes was named “Outstanding Alumnus of the Year” by the LSU School of Forestry. He was a former President of the Louisiana Forestry Association and a charter member and first President of the Tangipahoa Forestry Association. He was a member of the Washington Parish Forestry Association and the Mississippi Forestry Association. He was a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters and served on its National Council, serving also as Chairman of its Gulf States Section, receiving its Distinguished Service Award. In 1977 he received the President’s Award from the Southern Forest Institute.In 2010 Hughes was the first non-academic elected to the Louisiana State University School of Renewable Natural Resources Hall of Fame. In 2016 he was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by the LSU College of Agriculture.Hughes gave to his community. In Poplarville he was President of the Jaycees and an Explorer Scout leader. He was President of the Rotary Club in DeRidder and Denham Springs, and was a member in Bogalusa. In Denham Springs he coached the little league baseball “Rebels” to an undefeated championship season, and in 1967 was named “Citizen of the Year.”Hughes was a member of the American Legion, Rural Community Development Committee of Washington Parish, and served as Chairman of the Washington Parish United Way. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and Master Gardener. He was a past President of the Pearl River Field Trial Association and long time President of the Bay Tree Hunting Club. He owned and managed a Tree Farm, was a student of history, and a voracious reader.He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lorraine Elizabeth (Betty) Schertz Hughes, his three children, Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson D. Hughes III and his wife Lisa, Barbara Hughes Favre, Paul S. Hughes and his wife Anne, and Dr. Charles Nassauer, who has become a member of the family; his granddaughters Lorraine (Raine) Favre Peppo and her husband Johnny, Eleanor (Ellie) Hughes, and Alyssa Wilson; great granddaughter Jocelyn Peppo; and special friend and employee Benny Murphy. Also, two brothers Charles Hughes and his wife Marie and Howard Sanders Hughes and his wife Vicki; one sister-in-law Agnes (Zita) Morel, one brother-in-law Lawrence Illingworth, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Jeff D. Hughes and Catherine Beyer Hughes; a sister Catherine Illingworth; parents-in-law Paul and Alphonsine B. Schertz; a sister-in-law Marcelle Schertz and a brother-in-law Tom Morel. Special thanks to wonderful caretakers Chantal Ladner and Nakiea Thomas. The family also wishes to thank the staff of Camellia Home Health and Hospice.In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Louisiana Forestry Foundation, P.O. Box 5067, Alexandria, LA, 71307, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Judge Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Visitation Sunday July 2 from 6-9 p.m., and continuing on Monday, July 3 at 1:00 p.m. with service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Internment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Elaine Carter Schilling October 19, 1925 - June 27, 2017Elaine Carter Schilling, a longtime resident of Bogalusa, died peacefully on June 27, 2017, at the age of 91. Born on October 19, 1925 in Gillsburg, MS, she was the daughter of the late Jim Carter and Pearl Anders Carter. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Byron Schilling; sons Jim Schilling and wife Henrietta; Mike Schilling and wife Debbie; daughter Lisa Schilling Leonard and husband Shannon; grandchildren, James Schilling and wife Effie; Scott Schilling and wife Laura; Laura Schilling Kintner and husband Bryant; Michael Schilling and wife Abbie; great-grandchildren, William, Andrew, Theodore (Teddy), Eleanor (Ellie) and Lucille (Lucy) Schilling. She is preceded in death by her brothers Kenneth and Charles Ray Carter. Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until time of the Funeral Services at 11:00AM on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Poole Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA. A Graveside Service will be conducted immediately following the Funeral at Hillview Memorial Gardens also located in Bogalusa with the Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating.The family wishes to thank care providers Rachel Laporte Geary, Victoria French, Charlotte Arceneaux, Nina Sistrunk, Jacee Sistrunk, Barbara Williams, Amanda Kerry and Susan Martin for the compassionate care and love shown to their Mother in her home. The family would also like to thank the Pearl River County Nursing Home Staff and Forest General Hospital Hospice Staff for their excellent care during her final days. Additionally, the family would like to recognize their loving church family at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church for their constant prayers and support.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her honor to the Shut-In Lunch Program at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church. Lucille Dufrene MatherneFebruary 5, 1932 - June 23, 2017LUCILLE DUFRENE MATHERNE, AGE 85 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Friday morning June 23, 2017 at her home. She was a native of Lafourche Parish but had lived in Washington Parish for over 30 years and later attended Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. Lucille was a longtime employee of Bell’s Seafood in Larose as a seafood processor. She loved reading and doing word search puzzles. She also enjoyed making crafts and crocheting, including countless afghans and other items. Lucille was an avid gardener of both flowers and fruits and vegetables, which she often canned or made into jelly. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, neighbors and friends.Survived by: Son: John Matherne of Mt. Hermon; 2 Grandchildren and Spouses: Toby Matherne and Tiffany Hotard, Eric and Tiffany Matherne all of Larose; 7 Grandchildren: Krista Matherne, Annie Matherne, Ashlee Matherne, Mackenzie Matherne, Allie Matherne, Emily Matherne, Adrian Matherne; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Joyce and Sherman Dufrene of Larose, Johann and Tildon Tastate of Lockport; Brother: Stanley Dufrene of Texas; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.She was preceded in death by her husband Vince Joseph Matherne, grandson Ian Matherne, her parents Alzia Dufrene and Annie Allemand Dufrene, sisters Emelda Colston, Loise Lirette and brother Edward Dufrene.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday June 27th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow at 3 pm Tuesday in the Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery in Larose.  Barbara Sheridan StognerJune 25, 1929 - June 23, 2017Barbara Sheridan Stogner, 87, returned to her Heavenly Home on June 23, 2017. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggles and ultimately gave her peace. Barbara was blessed with a large and loving family. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Sheridan Cockrell and her husband Jackie Ray Cockrell, a son, Shelly Ottis Sheridan and his wife Robyn Sheridan, her sister, Marie Lively. Her memories will live on through her grandchildren : Sophia Lee Collins, Tanya Cockrell Songy, Brandon Cockrell, Donnie Smith and Cassie Smith Cole, Joshua Lane, Ashley Lane and multiple great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Sheridan, her parents, Jason and Ruby Daily Seals , a brother, Kenneth Seals, her sister, Betty Hawkins, three daughters, Paula Sheridan Lee, Betty Jean Lane and Patricia Smith and one grandson, Cody Sheridan. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her Creator. Visitation will begin on Monday June 26, 2017 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 10:00A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Reverend Doyle Ball will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Whittington Cemetery in Sheridan, La.  Charles Keith Cooper Sr. October 25, 1960 - June 23, 2017 Charles Keith Cooper Sr., born on October 25, 1960, was a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on June 23, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center at the age of 56.He is survived by one son James Spencer (Ashley) Cooper of Lumberton, MS., his mother Dell McNeese Cooper of Bogalusa, LA, a sister JoBeth Cooper of Bogalusa, LA, a brother John Kevin Cooper of Bogalusa, LA, grandchildren Tanner, Urijah, Annabelle, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.Charles is preceded in death by his son Charles Keith Cooper Jr., and his father Spencer Warren Cooper Jr.A memorial service will be held at Superior Avenue Baptist Church where Charles was an active member, on Saturday July 1, 2017, beginning at 2:00p.m. The Rev. Clay Norwood will officiate. Mark Vincent PowellJuly 24, 1957 - June 20, 2017Mark Vincent Powell passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Mount Hermon, Louisiana, at the age of 59. Mark is survived by the his sister, Carla Powell Wainwright; brother, Warren Powell; brother-in-law, Tuffy Wainwright; and love of his life, Maureen Sheppard Powell. Also survived by numerous loving family members.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy Fortenberry Powell and Carl C. Powell; and his sister, Jamie Lynn Powell.Mark was a free spirit with a loving, giving soul. He will be dearly missed.Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm. Pastor Barry Chance presiding. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm and continue until service time.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ginger Ford Fuller Center, 955 S. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, LA 70404, in Mark's memory. Billy Earl BrumfieldOctober 06, 1966 - June 18, 2017On the morning of Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 6:20 AM at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. The Lord reached down and touched Billy Earl “Wine” Brumfield and said come on home.Billy was born on October 6, 1966 to the late Albert B. and Rosia B. Brumfield. He was the tenth child of ten children. Billy joined James Chapel COGIC under the leadership of the late Rev. Amel Quillen Sr. On January 1, 1995, he married in holy matrimony to Cheryl Miller. To this union no children were born. Billy was a good brother, uncle, friend, husband, father, and grandfather. He loved and respected everyone that he came in contact with. He was a comical person who loved to make people laugh. He truly loved his wife, family, step children, and step grandchildren and his one goddaughter. Billy worked at Blades Tractor in Arcola, LA for many years. He enjoyed working on cars/ trucks lawn mowers and tractors. He leaves to cherish his memories to his wife, Cheryl Miller Brumfield; two step daughters, Kentrel Miller and Keyanna Francis; four step grandchildren, Tyrus Jr., Kendarrius, Aniyah, and Ty’Laysia; one God daughter, Simayra; two sisters, Beckadine Brumfield, Frankie Jean Brumfield; three brothers, Albert Leon (Tracy) Brumfield, Willis Lavon Brumfield, Earl K. (Betty) Brumfield; two sisters- in law, Amy, and Nicole Miller; three brothers- in- law, Milton Carter, Charles (Beulah) Miller, and Hilton (Fadninna) Miller; one mother in law, Gladys Carter; two special friends, Shelia Brown and Gloria Varnado; a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.Preceded in death by his parents, Albert B and Rosie B. Brumfield; two sisters, Gienell Dyson, and Jeanette Jackson; two brothers- in- law, Calvin Dyson, and Charles Jackson; two brothers, Rayfus and Oscar Brumfield; one nephew, Jimmy Jackson, and one step son, Kendrick Miller.’Visitation services will be Friday, June 30, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton. A Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at Crain and Sons Funeral Home. Deloris K Stokes April 14, 1942 - June 18, 2017Deloris K. Stokes passed away June 18, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Barbara Ann KennedyMarch 25, 1944 - June 18, 2017Barbara Ann Kennedy age 73 passed away on June 18, 2017 at Hospice House of Slidell. She was a resident of Angie La. She is a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Varnado La. She is survived by one son Richard N. "Ricky" Kennedy of Angie la. Daughters Tammy Green "Richard" of Jonesboro Arkansas. Deidre Cassanova "Scot" of Covington La. One brother Roger Baker of Picayune MS. Sisters Lisa Grantham of Denham Springs La, and Gwen Carroll of Bogalusa. A sister-in-law Kitty Baker of Bogalusa. Eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by beloved George Harvey of Angie La, and daughters Cathy Daudey and Sheila Harvey of Broussard La. Preceded in death by her husband Nelson D. Kennedy, step daughter Janet Harvey, parents Robert and Lillie Scruggs Baker Sr., brother Robert Baker Jr. and sister Pearl Fairburn. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday June 22, 2017 from 1 p.m. until time for services at 6 p.m. Cremation will follow. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice House of Slidell  Beverly Ann Tisdale August 5, 1949 - June 18, 2017Beverly Ann Tisdale, age 67, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. She was born on August 5, 1949 in New Orleans, LA.She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Darell) Eschete of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Sherwood (Paige Lestelle) Tisdale, Jr., and Ricky Wayne Tisdale both of Bogalusa, LA; three granddaughters, Makayla McGarth-Tisdale, Meghan Fricke both of Covington, LA, and Jessica (William) Bertrand; two grandsons, Henry Fricke, and Tyler Fricke both of Covington, LA; six great-grandchildren, Danyel Warren, Kay Lynn Warren, Wyatt Fricke all of Covington, LA, Alayna Golden, Baylee Bertrand, and Braxton Bertrand; three sisters, Myrl Evans, Rosa Rauschkolb both of Harvey, LA, and Kim (Barry) Creppel of Crown Point, LA; three brothers, Louis(Ranell) Rauschkolb, III of Marrero, LA, Danial (Kathy) Rauschkolb of Katy, TX, and Keith Rauschkolb of Harvey, LA; also survived by other relatives and friends.She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis Henry Rauschkolb, Jr. and Rosa Lillian Harper Rauschkolb; her sister, Joan Lambert; and her brother, William Rauschkolb.Memorial Services will be held at a later date.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Billy Ray Parker October 12, 1932 - June 18, 2017 Billy Ray Parker, age 84, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his home in Bogalusa, LA. He was born on October 12, 1932 in Isabel, LA.He is survived by his wife, Melva Louise Parker of Bogalusa, LA; two daughters, Kathleen Wheat, and Betty Watson both of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Kimberly Degen, Alicia Degen, Kay Evans, Jason Watson, Tracey Grande, Albert Joseph Stewart, Jr., Rodney Stewart, Rebecca Stewart, and John Stewart; fourteen great-grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his daughter, Alice Degen; his mother, Lillie Parker; and his brothers, Albert Stewart, Sr., Donald Ray Stewart, and Lynn Parker.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Shirley Ann Cox LottMay 9, 1941 - June 18, 2017SHIRLEY ANN COX LOTT, AGE 76 and a resident of Pine died at 8:20 pm Sunday June 18, 2017 at the Pontchartrain Guest House in Mandeville. She was a longtime member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church that truly loved her church and church family. Shirley believed deeply in the power of prayer and was a true prayer warrior, spending countless hours in her church prayer room. She was an accomplished seamstress for most of her life often making dresses and clothing for the younger friends and family members.Survived by: Daughter: Rebecca Lott of Mandeville; Son: Anthony Shirah Lott of Stateline; 4 Grandchildren: Brittany Garcia, Brent Barber, Kendra Cutrer, Shana Lott; 8 Great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Rev. Jerry Cox and Sister Brenda Cox of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her sons James Edward Lott and Michael Shane Lott, her husband Rev. Kenneth Ray Lott and sister Yvonne Cox Bott. Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Church Wednesday June 21st from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Thursday with Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are the men of her church family.  Merry Eve Dykes DillonDecember 24, 1934 - June 18, 2017MERRY EVE DYKES DILLON, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:50 am Sunday June 18, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a 1952 graduate of Franklinton High School that enjoyed watching sporting events including LSU and the New Orleans Saints. Merry was a longtime employee of the Washington Parish Government and had retired as the Assistant Registrar of Voters. She was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother that adored all her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family.Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Sherry Eve Dillon Stogner and William Stogner of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Russell Cole Dillon and Sandra Dillon, Robin W. Dillon and Karen Dillon all of Franklinton; 7 Loving Grandchildren and Spouses: Brandy Nicole Dillon Cutrer and Raymond Cutrer of Kentwood, Katie Renee Dillon Miller and Scott Miller, Matthew Cade Dillon all of Mt. Hermon, Jessica Robin Dillon Jenkins and Barrett Jenkins, Jamie Lea Dillon Voth and Brandon Voth all of Enon, Shelly Eve Stogner, Justin Will Stogner both of Franklinton; 16 Great-grandchildren: Brady Miller, Peyton Miller, Eden Miller, Kolbi Dillon, Rafe Cutrer, Remi Cutrer, Reese Cutrer, Madison Voth, Brady Voth, Jonathon Voth, Morgan Voth, McKenzey Jenkins, Kennedy Jenkins, Kiley Jenkins, Britol Stogner, Raegan Stogner; Sister in law: Loretta Bracey of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Willie Dillon, her parents James Dykes and Ella Alford Dykes, sister Leona Smith, brothers Lavon Dykes and Sidney Bracey.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday June 20th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jimmy Oalman officiating. Burial will follow in the Bahm Cemetery. Pallbearers: Cade Dillon, Raymond Cutrer, Scott Miller, Justin Stogner, Brandon Voth, Barrett Jenkins Bruce Edward JenkinsDecember 22, 1957 - June 17, 2017Bruce Edward Jenkins age 59 passed away on June 17, 2017 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa where he was a resident. He had been a resident of Bogalusa all of his life. His wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Roberta TaylorNovember 16, 1942 - June 17, 2017Mrs. Roberta Taylor passed away at the age of 74 on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA.She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Tracy (Albert) Brumfield and Joyce Taylor both of Franklinton, LA; two sons, Edward (Jennifer) Taylor and Bobby (Angela) Taylor both of Franklinton, LA; one sister, Cynthia Brumfield of Tangipahoa, LA; two brothers, Willie J. (Myrtis) Briggs of Mt. Hermon, LA, Randy Briggs of Pensacola, FL; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.She is preceded in death by husband, Bobbie R. Taylor; a son, Barry W. Taylor; father, Amos Briggs, Mother, Rosa Lee Briggs and two brothers, Earl K. Briggs and Amos Briggs, Jr.Visitation will be on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 2:00PM – 7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:00PM at Crystal Springs A.M.E. Church with Apostle Dr. Vanessa Robinson – Officiating. Interment will be at Crystal Springs Church Cemetery. Larry MillerDecember 17, 1938 - June 16, 2017JAMES LARRY MILLER, AGE 78 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Friday evening June 16, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a Vietnam War era veteran of the United States Air Force which began a career of 21 years. Larry worked at the former Washington Bank for 14 before a career as a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy for 17 years. During this time, he also served as a Justice of the Peace in Mt. Hermon for 32 years. Larry enjoyed playing softball in his younger days and also liked working on his computer, but his main hobby was work and the service he provided to his community. He was longtime active member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for over 30 years and also the music director and a member of the church choir. Survived by: Wife of 60 years: Margaret Wilkes Miller of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Jim and Lisa Miller of Mt. Hermon; 5 Grandchildren: Ethan Miller, Patrick Fair, Alicia Sanders, Tyler Lindsey, Shannon Holliday; 5 Great-grandchildren; Sister and Brother in law: Dorothy Miller Burch and Phillip Burch of Alvin, TX; Brother in law: Samuel Wilkes of Mt. Hermon; Son in law: Mike Holliday; Also numerous nieces and nephewsHe was preceded in death by his daughter Brenda Miller Holliday, twin infant sons James Allen Miller and James Aaron Miller, his parents J.D. Miller and Nellie Cutrer Miller, sister in law and brother in law Judy and Larry Curuth.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday June 19th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 11 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh, Rev. Ray Wuerzer and Rev. Leroy McElveen officiating. Burial will military honors will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.Pallbearers are the Honor Guard of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Robert Dillon, Jr.April 07, 1959 - June 15, 2017“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, not even the angels in heaven, but my father only” Matthew 24:36God looked around his garden, and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you, and lifted you to rest; God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. Robert “Man” Dillon died, June 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving and caring family. Robert “Man” Dillon was born to the late Viola Brumfield and Robert Dillon, Sr. on April 7, 1959. He was the baby of the family. Robert was a man of character and had a dignifying quality about him. He was a great father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He loved talking and if he was telling you something and he knew or thought it was right, he would say, “Believe that!” Robert loved bringing a smile to peoples’ face. He was relatable and loveable.Robert loved his family and he enjoyed sitting around with his nephews, telling them stories about his life and making them laugh. Robert attended Franklinton High School where he played as quarterback and was a member of the Class of 1978.Robert leaves to mourn his death, daughter, Georgia Dillon of Detroit, MI, from his marriage to Dinna Foster Dillon; four sisters, Alyne Spikes, Alice Dillon, Martha Dillon and Debra Dillon all of Franklinton, LA. and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, Viola Brumfied and Robert Dillon and two sisters, Catherine Brumfield and Hynither Dyson.Visitation will be on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM followed by a family hour from 5:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00AM at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Mallory Callahan – Pastor. Interment will be held at Sweet Rest Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. Bruce Dale Billings May 26, 1957 - June 15, 2017 Bruce Dale Billings, age 60, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Bogalusa, LA. He was born on May 26, 1957 in Bogalusa, LA.He is survived by a son, Grant Billings of Mandeville, LA; his mother, Janice Louise Stillwell Billings; three brothers, Percy (Miriam) Billings of St. Louis, MO, Duane (Freda) Billings, and Joe Billings both of Bogalusa, LA; the mother of his children, Cathy Billings of Mandeville, LA; his companion and best friend, Marsha Hunt of Bogalusa, LA.He is preceded in death by a son, Matthew Billings; and his father. Harold Lloyd Billings.Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, June 21, 2017from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Graveside Services will continue at Mandeville Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. in Mandeville, LA. Sidney Allen CutrerNovember 17, 1946 - June 15, 2017SIDNEY ALLEN CUTRER, AGE 70 and a resident of McComb died at 2:00 pm Thursday June 15, 2017 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. He was a longtime truck driver for W.R. Core Construction. Sidney was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Sun that enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends.Survived by: 2 Sons: Stanley Cutrer of Mt. Hermon, Donald Moore of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren: Colby Cutrer, Camron Moore, Bailey McLain, Cody Cutrer, Timothy Edwards, Haven Moore; Sister in law: Jean Goldman and her family; Also numerous other nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Jane Cutrer Mulligan and Josh Mulligan and a brother Joe Goldman.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday June 19th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Scott Spinks officiating. A Masonic Rites service will be conducted at 1:45 pm Monday. Burial will follow in the Cutrer Cemetery. Michael Jerry BarberAugust 31, 1953 - June 15, 2017MICHAEL JERRY BARBER, AGEG 63 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday morning June 15, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime truck driver for several area companies through the years. Michael was an outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing music on his guitar. “Uncle Mike”, as he was known to those close to him, loved cooking out and spending time with his friends and family, especially the many young children.Survived by: Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousinsHe was preceded in death by his parents Bonnie Barber Corkern and R.J. Corkern and sister Sharon Corkern.A private family gathering and memorial service honoring Uncle Mike will be held in the near future.  William Clinton KahlJanuary 5, 1920 - June 14, 2017William Clinton Kahl born January 5, 1920 passed away peacefully on June 14, 2017 at his residence at the age 97. He was an Engineer for Exxon Petroleum and Served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. And member of the V.F.W. in Baton Rouge. William was a native of Bush, La., and a member of Hebron Baptist Church. He leaves behind 2 brothers, Herbert Sherwood Kahl and Charles Herman Kahl and sister -in-law Jane Kahl all of Bush, La. 2 sisters, Clara Mae Rushing of Carriere, MS., and Emily Annette Richardson of Bush, La. and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his 1st and 2nd wife , Gay Kahl and Oleta Cowart Kahl, 2 brothers, Delos Floyd Kahl and Robert Harold Kahl. Visitation will be held on Monday June 19, 2017 at Hebron Baptist Church in Bush, La. beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 12:00 P.M. Rev. Michael Thomas will officiate the services with the Interment to follow in the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Magic City American Legion Post # 24.  J. J. BahmFebruary 16, 1948 - June 14, 2017J. J. BAHM, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died early Wednesday morning June 14, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. J.J. worked for many years at Southern Natural Gas before a career as a tug-boat engineer for Bisso Towing. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends at the V.F.W. and cooking out, including his favorite jambalaya.Survived by: Sister: Judy Bahm of Kentwood; Nephew and Spouse: Rev. Jim and Michelle Bryant of Walhalla, SC; 2 Nieces and their Spouses: Sherron and Mark Riley, Denise and Blaine Sanders all of Kentwood; Great-niece: Rebekah; 4 Great-nephews: Richard, Braxton, Preston and JamesHe was preceded in death by his parents Wade Bahm and Lucille Bennett Bahm and a niece Sheila Faye Bryant.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday June 17th from 9 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jim Bryant and Dr. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.  Elton Roy MileyMay 5, 1956 - June 13, 2017Elton Miley born May, 5, 1956 passed away peacefully at his residence on June 13, 2017 at the age of 61. He was a Carpenter in the community and was of the Baptist Faith.He leaves behind his step-father, Harry Keaton, of Bogalusa, Chernie Miley of Bogalusa 2 brothers, Alan Miley of Bogalusa, and Anthony Keaton of Bogalusa, 2 sisters, Wendy Miley Carmona of Hawaiian Gardens, CA., and Annie Miley of Nampa, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Miley Keaton and a brother Arlon Miley. Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday June 17, 2017 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Sunday morning after 8:00 A.M until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev Fred Brumfield will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.  Joseph "Joe" JonesFebruary 7, 1937 - June 13, 2017Joseph "Joe" Jones, born February 7, 1937, passed away peacefully at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, La. at the age of 80. Joe was a auto mechanic and had his own business in Bogalusa for many years rebuilding alternators and starters. Joe was a native of Bogalusa and was of the Baptist faith. He leaves behind a son, Ronald Joseph Jones of Franklinton, 3 daughters, Doris Faye Valdez Wascom and her husband Bo, Veda Thomas and her husband Terry of Sandy Hook, MS. And Pat Stringer and her husband Keith of Foxworth, MS., a brother Coy Jones and his wife Elaine of Bogalusa, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Boutwell Jones, a brother, J D Jones, 5 sisters Joyce Wright, Lena Netto, Bobbie Jean Blackburn, Nevie Newman and Sylvia Brown. Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday June 16, 2017 beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.. Services will be conducted by Rev. Pete Underwood with cremation to follow.  Brenda Jenkins AlsobrooksSeptember 20, 1968 - June 13, 2017BRENDA JOYCE JENKINS ALSOBRROKS, AGE 48 and a resident of Bogalusa died at 5:33 pm Tuesday June 13, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime employee of the Pine Malt Stand. Brenda loved attending church services at several different churches throughout the area. She was a loving mother and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.Survived by: Husband: Allen R. Alsobrooks of Bogalusa; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Jolena and Chris Foster of Poplarville, MS, Joycelina Alsobrooks and fiancé Keith Delaune of Franklinton; Son: Robert Alsobrooks of Bogalusa; 7 Grandchildren: Sarah Alsobrooks, Tilor Foster, Landon Foster, Makenna Foster, Brayden Fallo, Allie-Mae Fallo, Savion Delaune; Sister: Sandra Guillot and fiancé Lysander Verdin of Gonzales; Brother and Sister in law: Nelson Wayne and Charlotte Wiggins of Pine; Father in law and Mother in law: Preston and Madeline Alsobrooks of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her mother and step-father Jo Ann Jenkins Williams and Glenys Williams, father Merle Wiggins and grandparents Leroy Jenkins, Jr. and Nina Lambert Jenkins.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday June 16th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Billy Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in the New Jerusalem Pentecostal Church Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to help with final expenses. Johnnie D. PartmanApril 28, 1948 - June 12, 2017Johnnie D. Partman, born April 28, 1948 to the late Hubert Partman and Eula Bickham Partman of Warnerton, La., passed away June 12, 2017. He united with the Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.He leaves to mourn his passing one daughter, Jessie Trotter; five sisters: Dorothy Bickham, Ida Lee Sibley, Josephine (James) Warren, Corrine (Billy) Watson, all of Franklinton, La. and Charlene (Royal) Brock of Biloxi, MS; three brothers: James E. (June) Partman, Nathaniel (Mary) Partman, A.C. (Brenda) Partman all of Franklinton, LA. one sister-in-law, Shirley Partman, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.He was proceeded in death by his parents: Hubert and Eula Partman, one Sister, Carrie Mae Hoskins, and one brother, Hezekiah “Rich” Partman, and three nephews, Phillip Partman, C.H. Watson, and Willie May.Visitation is from 2 pm to 5 pm on June 16, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton. Funeral Service is at 12:00 pm June 17, 2017 at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness in Franklinton. Bufford CrainMarch 6, 1928 - June 12, 2017Buford Crain was born in Pine March 6, 1928. He passed away on June 12, 2107 in McComb Ms. He was raised in Bogalusa and graduated in 1946 and attended LSU and Louisiana College where he graduated. He also taught school in the Bogalusa School System. He was a US Army Veteran.He is survived by his brothers H.L. Crain "Charlene" of Bogalusa La, Lavell Crain of Bogalusa, Luke Crain of Bogalusa, and Arnold "Pete" Crain "Brenda" of Gulfport Ms. He is preceded in death by parents Nick and Isabel Ingram Crain, brothers Hubert Crain, Eufford Crain and Houston Crain. Sisters Eurena Stogner, Eva Miley, and Athalee Williams. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Friday June 16, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and will continue on Saturday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church cemetery. William "Bill" Hillyer Parker August 15, 1946 - June 11, 2017William “Bill” Hillyer Parker, 70, passed away peacefully June 11th at Chateau de Notre Dame in New Orleans, following his brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born and raised in Monroe, LA as the son of Judge Hillyer Sealy Parker and Helen (Womack) Parker. Bill leaves behind his loving wife of forty-seven years, Patricia (Pattie Jo) Pugh Parker, son Hillyer Parker and his wife Dawn Gilmore Parker of Atlanta, GA, as well as his daughter Josephine Aline Parker Chocheles, her husband Chris Chocheles and two grandchildren Parker and Addison Chocheles who all reside in New Orleans, LA. He is also survived by his older brother Bruce Stephens (Steve) Parker and is wife Dr. Geni Miller of Durango, CO. After graduating from Neville High School in 1964, he attended LSU where he met Pattie Jo and ultimately received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northeast Louisiana University. After several years of serving and protecting the community with the Monroe Police Department, his family moved to Bogalusa to be part of his wife’s family floral business. He then started his own wholesale horticulture business, Parker’s Flower Company in 1978. Bill was well known for growing the highest quality poinsettias, chrysanthemums, and his signature crop of Easter lilies. He was the former president of the Rotary Club in Bogalusa. When not in the greenhouses he built, or occupied as a relentless do-it-yourselfer, Bill was an avid photographer and enjoyed numerous outdoor hobbies as a private pilot, scuba diver, hunter and fisherman. He also spent countless hours reading about history, hitting the gym, watching movies or cooking a great meal. Bill especially loved playing with his grandchildren and giving surprise gifts at Christmas. His relentless work ethic and perseverance are traits that his family knows all too well and are very appreciative. The family wishes to thank the Chateau de Notre Dame Hospice staff in New Orleans for their loving care and support as well as the staff at St. Tammany Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, LA. A brief visitation from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 14 in Bogalusa will be followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM. Bill will be interred at Lake Lawn Cemetery in New Orleans, LA. Memorial donations may be made to the donate.cancer.org in lieu of flowers. Valerie Ann Graves November 21, 1969 - June 10, 2017Valerie Ann Graves died June 10, 2017 at the age of 47. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Peggy "Peggy Sue" Mitchell NewmanNovember 12, 1961 - June 10, 2017Peggy "Peggy Sue" Mitchell Newman, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 8:30 PM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at her home. She was born November 12, 1961 in Independence and was 55 years of age. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband, Tommy D. Newman; 3 daughters, Joni D. Ratliff and husband, Scott, Lindsey M. Newman and Landie A. Newman, all of Kentwood; 2 grandchildren, Christian J. Ratliff and  Chloe G. Culbreath; 2 sisters, Susan Mitchell and Pamela Gill, both of Kentwood; 2 brothers,  Cameron “Bull” Mitchell, Kentwood, and Patrick Mitchell, Progress, MS; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Arbie and Dorothy Mitchell; brother, Robert Mitchell; sister, Barbara Mitchell, grandparents, Luther and Susie Kirby and Roy and Lizzie Mitchell and 2 infant grandchildren. Visitation at The Lord's Church from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Don Meadows. Interment Newman-Strickland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. Frankie L. Gehringer, Jr.May 12, 1932 - June 09, 2017Frankie L. Gehringer, Jr., born in Kentwood on May 12, 1932, slipped the bonds of this Earth on June 9, 2017 and went to be with his Heavenly Father. He was a wonderful husband and a great father and grandfather. He had a busy life. He was an Eagle Scout and a Navy Pilot. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and was a math teacher. He was a rural mail courier, Fire Chief, and served with the Kentwood Volunteer Fire Department for 60 years. He served as President of the Kentwood Lions Club and was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a teacher and deacon. He was also an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Fay Gentry Gehringer; daughter, Jennifer Gehringer; grandchildren, Lauren and Gavin Gehringer; and niece, Nan Gehringer Davis and husband, Rodney, and their children, Kyle and Scott. Preceded in death by son, Frank Gehringer, III; parents, Frank L. Gehringer, Sr. and Estelle Rhymes Gehringer; mother in law, Mildred Gentry Miscar; brother and sister in law, Dr. Gerald and Myrtle Lee Gehringer and his nephew, Ab Thomas (Dooley) Gehringer. Visitation at First Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 9 PM on Monday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Baugh and Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.  Andrea Faye Bennett October 28, 1939 - June 9, 2017Andrea (Ann) Faye Bennett, 77, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the home of her sister, Lauren Bennett Stratton, in Shreveport, LA. Ann was born on October 28, 1939 in Bogalusa, LA to Clyde and Maggie (Peterson) Bennett. Ann grew up in Bogalusa and graduated from Bogalusa High School as a member of the Ivy Chain in 1957. After high school she graduated from Southeastern Louisiana College in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and earned her certification as a Medical Technologist from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists at Oschner Foundation Hospital also in 1961. After her training, Ann worked at Louisiana State University in research and at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA as a medical technologist before becoming the director of the clinical laboratory at Bogalusa Community Medical Center where she served for 26 years. During her tenure at the hospital in Bogalusa, Ann earned her Master of Hospital Administration from Central Michigan University. Ann was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bogalusa as a youth and young adult. She was also an active member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years, was active in WMU, participated in mission trips and was a member of the financial committee. Ann never married but devoted herself to her Lord, her church and her work. She was also a devoted daughter, sister and aunt who will be sorely missed but will be remembered with great fondness and love by her family and friends. Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Maggie Bennett; her sister Beverly Bennett Graham and brother-in-law Ray Graham, all of Bogalusa. She leaves behind her sister, Lauren Bennett Stratton and her husband Jerry of Shreveport LA; and nieces, Renee Graham Chambers and her husband George of Doyline LA, Denise Graham Holmes of Franklinton, Shannon Graham of Bogalusa and Somer Stratton of Shreveport. Ann also leaves behind many great-nieces and nephews. A celebration of Ann’s life will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Eric Catha officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hossein Tabari and Camellia Hospice with special thanks to Cassie, Bridget and Jayne. Additional thanks go to Dr. Robert Savory and Willis-Knighton Hospice, with special gratitude to Monica, Lucy and Chaplain Casey. The services of Home Instead Senior Care are greatly appreciated, with special thanks to Kasey and Barbara. Words cannot express the deep feelings of gratitude for Terrie Riley who lovingly cared for Ann for over 5 years as she struggled with dementia. With patience and kindness, Terrie, assisted by Dee Smith, provided a level of care only love and compassion can give. They were a true blessing in Ann’s life and ours. We will be forever grateful. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, 7200 Desiard Street, Monroe LA 71203. Jacquelyn Nicole "Nikki" EdwardsOctober 12, 1985 - June 8, 2017Jacquelyn Nicole "Nikki" Edwards born October 12, 1985 went home to be with The Lord on June 8, 2017 at the age of 31. She was a member Truelight Missionary Baptist Church and a native of Bogalusa.She leaves behind her Paternal grand parents, Fred and Agnes Edwards of Franklinton and Maternal grandmother, Linda Swick of Arkansas, her Father, David Edwards of Bogalusa and mother Crystal Skweres and her husband Ken of Bentonville, AR., a daughter, Adrianna Grace Redosta of Bogalusa, a brother, Brenton Crain of MS., her fiancée, Ryan Redosta of Bogalusa, an aunt, Leisha Miller and her husband Kurt of Bogalusa and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.Visitation will be held Tuesday June 13, 2017 at Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Billy Gill will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Thomas Cemetery located in the Thomas Community. Donald PainterOctober 28, 1948 - June 08, 2017Surrounded by his family, Donald Painter, age 68, passed away on June 8, 2017 at his home in the Spring Creek, LA. community. He was born October 28, 1948 to Nerlie Painter and Glynn McIntyre Painter. He attended and graduated from Spring Creek School where he participated in sports, agriculture, and was named "Most Witty". Don was raised on a dairy farm and it was here that a foundation was laid for his beliefs. He grew up in a family with four siblings. His father died on Christmas day when he was fourteen. He helped his mother on the farm for as long as she lived. During these times, he developed not only a strong work ethic, but great pride for a job well done. The love for family and a strong work ethic learned in these formative years would remain with him for the rest of his life. Don married Patricia (Trish) Alford on January 1, 1982. They were married for 35 years. He worked various jobs centered on the farming and construction industry. During this time he had two daughters, a son, and seven grandchildren. Don enjoyed the company of his family and friends. He had a dry sense of humor that would many times leave you baffled, but would always leave you smiling. When his grandson would visit, he would say, "Papaw, are you happy to see me?" There was no doubt, Don loved his family and friends and was always happy to see them. Don enjoyed working on the tractor, yard work, going barefoot, making Trish hot chocolate, watching wrestling and "Jeopardy" with his wife, family get togethers, dove hunting, and fried chicken. He genuinely enjoyed and appreciated being a part of a large family. Don never complained and even when his health declined, would leave you with a smile. We will carry his memory in our hearts forever. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Painter; daughters, Ann-Claire Painter Newman and husband Chris and Christi Crawford Travis and husband Trey; son, Christopher Crawford and wife Michelle; grandchildren, Seth Travis, Connor Travis, Ayden Travis, Addie Painter, and Gabe Newman; sisters, Barbara Jean Taylor and husband, Morris, Sheila Jones and husband, Carlos, Betty Elliot and husband Mike; brother, Bruce Painter; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Nerlie and Glynn Painter; grandson Logan Hargis and granddaughter Anna Leise Newman; and a special niece, Jenny Jones Pittman. A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at North Oaks ICU. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.  Larry R. MillerDecember 21, 1948 - June 8, 2017Larry R. Miller age 68 passed away on June 8, 2017 at his residence in Bush La. He was a US Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife Carole L. Miller of Bush La. Sons Robert Karl Miller Marlborough Mass., Russell Lawrence Miller of North Grafton Mass. Daughter Andre Fay Miller of Bush La, Step daughter Lorine Farrington of Framingham Mass. Brother Bradley Miller of New Hampshire. Sisters Dawn Frey of Sailsbury Mills New York, Mary Meyer Carrieo of Coldwater Ontario Canada. Six grandchildren, four step grandchildren and three great step grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Nelson and Bette Miller, brother Jeffery Miller, sister Denice Sampson.Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home on Wednesday June 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Burial with military rites will follow at 2 p.m. in Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell La. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to an American Legion Post of your choice. John W. Odom, Jr.October 16, 1941 - June 7, 2017JOHN W. ODOM, JR. AGE 75 and a resident of Thomas died early Wednesday morning June 7, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born in Poplarville, MS on October 16, 1941 but was a longtime resident of Washington Parish. John was a member of Stateline United Pentecostal Church that enjoyed going to the Washington Parish Free Fair each year, especially the parade, Mile Branch Settlement and watching the acts on stage. He was a forklift operator for the Borden, Inc. milk plant until its closure when he then began service at the Washington Correctional Institute/Rayborn Correctional Center. He retired from there as a Correction Sergeant Master in May 2006. John also enjoyed working at the family firework stand, Big A’s Fireworks. Survived by: Wife of 54 years: Iris Dillon Odom of Thomas; Son and Daughter in law: Anthony and Jo Jo Odom of Thomas; 6 Grandchildren: Brianna Odom, Nicholas Odom, Jayden Odom, Taylor Odom, Mollianna Odom, Jordan Thomas; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Jo and Vincent Dillon of Thomas, Nelda Penton of Franklinton; Brother and Sister in law: Robert and Marilyn Odom of Thomas; 4 Sisters in law: Elaine Odom of Graham, TX, Eloise Dillon of Franklinton, Bonnie Dillon, Ladonis Sharp both of Pine; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents J.W. Odom, Sr. and Margie Dykes Odom, brothers Homer “Pete” Odom and Tommy Odom, father in law and mother in law Broxy and Tina Dillon, brothers in law David Dillon, Paul B. Dillon and sisters in law Wilma Odom and Evelyn BatesVisitation will be at Stateline United Pentecostal Church near the Hackley Community (494 Simon Road, Tylertown, MS, 39667) Friday June 9th from 5 pm until 10 and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Saturday with Rev. W.L. Tullos, Rev. Brian Dunn, Rev. Jimmy Hill, Rev. Jerry Cox, Rev. Brandon Wilkins, Rev. James Carney and Rev. Bryan Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Pallbearers: Waylon Dillon, Blake Dillon, Bryan O’Bryant, Joe O’Bryant, Jimmy Wilson, Dylan SealHonorary Pallbearers: Denford Smith, Joel Hill, Brad Dillon, A.J. O’Bryant, Arlie O’Bryant, Richard Magee, Andy Hughes, R.B. Tullos, Greg Brumfield, Rev. Mike Dillon, Pete Barber, Brent Dillon, Tim Dillon, Jayden Odom, Nicholas Odom, Jordan Thomas, Chris Cook, Grant Berne and former co-workers of Borden, Inc. and Rayburn Correctional Center. Michael Eugene Tannehill May 20, 1950 - June 7, 2017 Michael Eugene Tannehill passed away on June 7, 2017 at PAM Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA. He was born on May 20, 1950 in Bogalusa and was the fifth child of J. C. and Lanelle Tannehill.Michael is survived by his mother Lanelle Tannehill; his sisters Patricia Marcomb and Linda Hansen; a brother Gregory Tannehill; his nieces Michele Marcombe and Jessica Tannehill; a nephew Roger (Mikelyn) Marcomb; a great nephew Blake Marcomb and a great niece Alaina Marcomb.He is preceded in death by his father J. C. Tannehill; brothers Jerry Wayne Tannehill and Ronald David Tannehill; and a nephew William Moss Siegelin.Visitation will be Friday June 9, 2017 from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in the chapel. Rev. Tommy Pittman will officiate and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Roger Marcomb, Blake Marcomb, E. J. Badeaux, Chad Mizell, Alex Mizell, Randy Bannister.Michael proudly served in the United States Navy and we will miss his sweet and gentle spirit. Shirley Leming Freeman April 8, 1947 - June 7, 2017Shirley Leming Freeman, age 70, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA. She was born in Bogalusa, LA on April 8, 1947 to Johnnie Leming and Hazel Alsobrooks Cooper. She is survived by her son, Chad E. (Amanda) Freeman of Bogalusa, LA; five grandchildren, Shallom Freeman, Chaston B. Freeman, Morgan Freeman all of Bogalusa, LA, Brennan Freeman, and Ryan Freeman both of Bush, LA.She is preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt Roy Freeman; a daughter, Titiana McClendon; a son, Kevin D. Freeman; her father, Johnnie Leming; her mother, Hazel Alsobrooks Cooper; and her sister, Myrtle Sumrall.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Lassley officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Roberta Ann Carrier Kenny June 2, 1948 - June 6, 2017Roberta Ann Carrier Kenny, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa. She was born on June 2, 1948, a resident of Bogalusa, a member of Main Street Baptist Church, a friend to many and known affectionately as “MiMi” to all of the children in her family.She is survived by her husband, David Kenny of Bogalusa; a son, Robert Kenny of Bogalusa, LA; three granddaughters, her “Nat” Natalee Kenny, Kayla Schilling, and Emily Carpenter of Pine, LA; a great- grandson, Ryan Thomas of Pine, LA; a brother, Lavon (Carol) Carrier of Angie, LA; two sisters, Ouida Harris of Lucedale, MS, and Beverly (Allen) Little of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers-in-law, Greg (Denise) Mitchell of Mandeville, LA, and Billy (Shirley) Kenny of Atlanta, GA; eleven nieces and nephews; eighteen great-nieces and great-nephews; an aunt, Jenny Lee Franks of Bogalusa, LA; and numerous cousins.Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Myrle and Beatrice Carrier; two brothers, Larry Elton and Milton Earl Carrier; a sister, Paula Carrier Mitchell; her mother-in-law, Marie Badinger; a brother-in-law, Roy Morris; a niece, Crystal Carrier; and a nephew, Chad Sullivan.Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at Main Street Baptist Church on Saturday, June 17, 2017 with visitation beginning at 1:00 P.M. and service at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Main Street Baptist Church.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Aliska Rice BabinAugust 1, 1931 - June 6, 2017Aliska Rice Babin. 85, a native of New Orleans resident of Bogalusa and former resident of Amelia, joined her father in heaven on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.Aliska is survived by 3 daughters, Aliska Migliore of Bay St. Louis, Ernestine (Tina) Jenkins and husband Danny and Linda Manos; Granddaughter Tara Ristenbatt; Great Granddaughter Penelope Valasquez and a very special friend Mrs. Bessie ThomasAliska was proceeded in death by her parents John and Aliska Rice, 3 husbands John Migliore, Harold Blood and Lester Babin.Visitation will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City from 11am til service time at 12pm. Graveside services will be in the Morgan City Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Hargrave Funeral Home, Morgan City, LA. Steve Gaines, Sr.November 10, 1947 - June 5, 2017STEVE GAINES, SR. AGE 69 and a resident of Vonore, TN died Monday morning June 5, 2017 at the Sweetwater Hospital. He was a native and longtime resident of Washington Parish. Steve worked for nearly 20 years in local law enforcement first as a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy for 9 years before serving on the Franklinton Police Department for 7 years. Steve then worked for the Varnado Police Department where he also served as Chief of Police. Upon retiring, he moved to Tennessee to be near his favorite Great Smokey Mountains. Steve enjoyed exploring the mountains and loved Cades’s Cove. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survived by: Wife: Fran Miller Gaines of Vonore, TN; Son and Daughter in law: Steve Gaines, Jr. and Missy Gaines of Sharpsburg, GA; 3 Daughters and a Son in law: Alicia Gaines Holden of Franklinton, Angela Gaines Miller of Pine, Stacey and Joey Decarlo of Vonore, TN; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brittney Gaines Clay and Jason Clay, Chase and Caitlen Holden, Cayla Gaines Duren and David Duren, Kimberly Gaudin, Baily Miller, Karleigh Miller, Scianna Gaines, Karsen Miller, Madelyn Miller; 4 Great-grandchildren: Dawson Clay, Madison Clay, Walker Clay, Emery Holden; Brother and Sister in law: William Edward Gaines, Jr. and Sharon Gaines of Varnado; 2 Sisters in law: Helen Gaines of Florida, Elaine Jones of Franklinton; Wife of his children: Lexi Jean Gaines and her sister and brother in law Diane and Toye Courtney; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents William Edward Gaines, Sr. and Jacquelyn Brumfield Gaines and a brother Gary Gaines.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday June 9th from 5 pm until 8 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 8 pm Friday with Rev. Marcus Rosa officiating.Honorary Pallbearers are his grandchildren. Catherine Killingsworth BarousseMarch 12, 1934 - June 3, 2017Catherine Verna Killingsworth Barousse passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the age of 83. She was the longtime companion of Charles Colon and previous wife of 56 years to Eugene J. Barousse Jr. Beloved mother of Cathy Coyle (Tyrone), Karen Brakel (Robert), Debra Bouterie (Alan), Barry Barousse (Robbin), Daniel Barousse (Laurie), Sharon Barousse (Ron) and the late Eugene Barousse III (Fran). Daughter of the late Otho and Ethel Killingsworth. Sister of Maxine Smith, Pete Killingsworth and the late Sonny Killingsworth Sr. Proud grandmother of Tyrone Coyle Jr., Eugene Barousse IV, Amanda Barousse, Jason Brakel (Magdalena), Benjamin Brakel, Alan Bouterie Jr. (Shelley), Dustin Barousse (Michelle), Jacob Barousse, Melissa Duplechine, Jennifer White (John), Daniel Barousse and Adam Barousse. She is also survived and fondly remembered by her 16 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.Catherine was born in Chase, LA and was a longtime resident of Chalmette, LA before settling in Bogalusa, following Hurricane Katrina. She enjoyed a career in caring for others as a Medical Secretary with Mercy Hospital in New Orleans. She was a devoted “sports junkie” who loved her Saints football, LSU Tigers and just about anything on ESPN. She was well loved and will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and a friend of many, who loved her sports and treasured her family.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Thursday, June 8th from 10:00AM – 12:00PM, followed by a celebration of her life beginning at 12:00PM. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. Brent CrainJanuary 14, 1966 - June 3, 2017YANCEY BRENT CRAIN, AGE 51 and a resident of Pine died Saturday evening June 3, 2017 at his home. He was a graduate of Pine High School and a former salesman for Redmont Trading Co. as well as other wholesale flooring companies through the years before working alongside his brother and family at Bennie’s Garden Center for the last several years. Brent loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was a jack of all trades and worked well with his hands, building just about anything. He enjoyed traveling to the Smokey Mountains and riding his John Deere tractor with his grandchildren. Brent cherished the time spent with his family and friends.Survived by: 2 Daughters: Megan Crain of Pine,'Ashley Spears of Jackson, MS; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Brent Jonathan “B.J.” Crain,Trent and Michelle Crain all of Pine; 11 Grandchildren; Mother: Nell Davis Crain of Pine; Brother: Bennie E. Crain of Franklinton; Sister: Deanie C. Ingram of PineHe was preceded in death by his father Benard C. Crain.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday June 7th from 5 pm until 10 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday at Pine Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Thursday with Bro. Brent King and Bro. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.Pallbearers: Tommy Toney, Rob Stanley, Charles Kennedy, Brad Stuart, Donald Chaisson, Ryan SchillingsHonorary Pallbearers: Johnny Ramshur, Mike Davis, Will Branch, Darrin Kennedy, Dale Graves, Ricky Hanson William Earl Wheat, Jr. September 26, 1941 - June 2, 2017 William Earl Wheat, Jr., age 75, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at his home in Bogalusa, LA. He was born on September 26, 1941.He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly (Pat) Golden of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Alice Lott, Linda Smith, and Betty Maxwell all of MS; two brothers, Joe Landro, and Bill Moon both of MS; three grandchildren, Cassie Singletary of New Orleans, LA, Kali Golden, and Ali Golden both of Bogalusa, LA; three great-grandchildren, Curtis, Jayden, and Ava all of New Orleans, LA.He is preceded in death by his parents, William Earl Wheat and Velma Smith Wheat.Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Lavon IngramOctober 15, 1917 - June 2, 2017Lavon Thomas Ingram, age 65, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA. He was employed for 19 years with Crown Zellerbach-Timber Division and 14 years with Delta Printing in Bogalusa. He was an avid genealogy researcher who loved his family and enjoyed telling stories of his childhood. He also enjoyed watching baseball especially his favorite team, the Houston Astros.He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ida Nell Ingram, two daughters, Ivy Ingram of Franklinton, La and Casey Varnado (Chris) of Bogalusa, LA. Six grandchildren, Cody Cook (Jade), Joshua Cook (Hannah), Kassidi Varnado, Yancey Nicholson (Halley), Kaiti Varnado, Caleb Varnado, Blake Kennedy, Kaleb Kennedy and Hank Varnado, all of Bogalusa. Also, four great-grandchildren, Christopher, Madolin, Charlie and Kierstyn. He is also survived by numerous family members who were very special to him.He was preceded in death by his parents, Esley Ingram and Onetha Miley Ingram, three brothers, Milton Ingram, William Ingram and Bobby Ingram. Paternal grandparents Benjamin and Rose Ingram, Maternal grandparents, Morgan and Florence Miley.Services will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa with visitation on Sunday, June 4 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue Monday, June 5 from 9:00 A.M. until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chad Jenkins and Rev. Gregory Russell officiating. Interment will follow in the Miley Cemetery on Seven Mile Rd. in Pine, LA Walter Edward "Terry" Brash February 19, 1944 - June 1, 2017 Walter Edward "Terry" Brash passed away June 1,2017 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.His, sense of humor and smile will be missed by all. Terry is survived by his sister, Judy (George) Bucic, brother, Douglas (Janet) Brash, loving uncle of Scott (Stacy) and Kelly (John), great- uncle to Ben, Braden, Garrett, Miles and Elle. Loved by many cousins.Terry is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Loraney.  Memorial Services will be held at a later date.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Dorothy Jane Broadway O'BryantAugust 25, 1941 - May 31, 2017DOROTHY JANE BROADWAY O’BRYANT, AGE 75 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:57 pm Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a seamstress at Rutter Rex for over 40 years and then worked at Stewart’s Fish House for many years. Dorothy loved to cook for her family and friends and enjoyed fishing. She was best described as a “Mother Hen” that always looked out for the needs of others. Survived by: Husband of nearly 60 years: Willie J. O’Bryant of Franklinton; Sister: Joann Corkern Mixon of Amite; Brother and Sister in law: J.D. and Katherine Broadway of Franklinton; 2 Sisters in law and a Brother in law: Janice O’Bryant Jones and Elvin Jones, Shirley Spears O’Bryant all of Franklinton; Special Niece: Misti Jones of Franklinton; Also numerous other nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents Chance Denman Broadway and Sarah Myrtis Seals Broadway, a sister Martha C. “Mottsie” Broadway, brother in law Robert Mixon, father in law and mother in law Jessie J. O’Bryant and Mary Smith O’Bryant, sister in law Nora Mae Schilling and brothers in law Dewitt “D.J.” O’Bryant and Harold O’Bryant.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday June 3rd from 5 pm until 8 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 8 pm Saturday with Eld. Burdette Thomas, Rev. Walter Mixon and Eld. Lavon Taylor officiating.  Evon RoseAugust 20, 1951 - May 31, 2017EVELYN EVON MILLER ROSE, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday morning May 31, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was the retail manager at Sears in Bogalusa for over 20 years. She had a wonderful singing voice and performed country and gospel songs alongside her father for many years, including at Mile Branch Settlement during the Washington Parish Free Fair. Evon enjoyed making crafts, completing word search games and cross-stitch. She loved to sit on her porch drinking coffee while feeding and watching her birds. She also loved butterflies.Survived by: Husband: Thomas Rose of Franklinton; 2 Daughters: Candi Gonzales, Courtney Smith and David Perry all of Franklinton; 2 Granddaughters: Caitlyn Gonzales, Grace Gonzales; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Fran and Steve Gaines of Tennessee, Elaine Jones of Franklinton; Mother in law: Anna D. Rose of Hattiesburg, MS; 2 Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Angela and Mike Filligane of Sumrall, MS,; Joann and James Ware of Biloxi, MS; Also numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Frankie Leonard Miller and Ora Miller, brothers Wilbur Miller and David Earl Miller, father in law Bobby J. Rose and former husband and father to her children Samuel J. Smith.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday June 2nd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. Bryan Bates and Rev. Charles Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.  Tommy Ray Armour November 16, 1938 - May 31, 2017 Tommy Ray Armour, age 78, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. He was born on November 16, 1938 in Bogalusa, LA to William Riley Armour, Sr., and Mary Parker Armour.He is survived by three nieces, Pamela Pierce of Sun, LA, Sherry Roberts of Covington, LA, and Janice Hoffman of Mandeville, LA; three nephews, W. R. (Brenda) Armour, III of Bogalusa, LA, Michael Armour of Sun, LA, and David Armour of GA; two great-nephews, W. R. Armour, IV, and Darin Pierce both of New Orleans, LA.He is preceded in death by his parents, William Riley Armour, Sr. and Mary Parker Armour; and his brother, W. R. Armour, Jr.Private Graveside Services will be held at Ponemah Cemetery.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Rev. Dr. Robert Earl Jefferson, Sr.September 15, 1942 - May 30, 2017Rev. Dr. Robert Earl Jefferson, Sr. was born to the late John Henry and Aldonia Jefferson- Lowery, on September 15, 1942 in Bogalusa, LA. He departed this life on May 30, 2017, in Terrytown, LA.He was a graduate of Central Memorial High School, Class of 1961, in Bogalusa, LA.He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted wife, Ruth Lee Jefferson of Slidell, LA; a son, Robert (Renee) Jefferson, Jr. of Snellville, GA; a daughter, Kelly Ann Jefferson of Slidell, LA; grandson, Jesiah Robert Jefferson, Sr. of Massachusetts; great grandson, Jesiah Robert Jefferson, Jr. of Massachusetts; sisters, Vergie (Sidney) Downer and Barbara (Charlie) Simmons of Hartford, CT, Brenda Lowery, Cynthia Penton Bell, Debra Johnson, Joanne (Richard) Wells all of Massachusetts, and Alice Faye ( Marcus) Reynolds of Hampton, Virginia; brothers, Richard (Cynthia) Lowery of Baton Rouge, LA, Rowen Lowery, Raymond (Theresa) Lowery, Lawrence Lowery, John (Nicole) Lowery, Jr. all of Massachusetts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Katie Marsha; and brothers, Willie Jefferson, and Leroy Lowery.The visitation will be 9:00AM -11:00PM Friday, June 9, 2017 at First Church of God in Christ, 612 E. 5th St, Bogalusa, LA 70427.Funeral services will follow at 11:00AM. Bishop Howard Quillen, Sr. presiding. The interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa, LA in charge of arrangements. Charlotte Michelle GibsonFebruary 08, 1970 - May 29, 2017Sis. Charlotte Lewis Gibson, born February 8, 1970 to the late Mr. Johnny C. Lewis of Sandy Hook, MS and Mrs. Hattie Jane (Keys) Lewis, passed away on May 29, 2017.Charlotte was baptized at a young age by the late Rev. Eugene Wilson of First Greater St. James Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA. She continued her Christian journey when she re-located back to Bogalusa, LA. She joined St. John Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Bobby Brown. Charlotte was a very active Member of St. John Temple. She served on the Usher Board and assisted in teaching Sunday School.Charlotte, was a very devoted wife to Stefon L. Gibson and a loving mother to Paris L. Gatlin, Emmanuel L. Lewis and Antoine D. Lewis; an awesome grandmother to Tishawn J. Gatlin; an outstanding God Mother to Jaylon Barnes, Myshawn Fox and Mahki Navarre.Charlotte was compassionate, warm hearted and spirited person, who enjoyed life and had a nack for helping others. You could know by her smile and warm hugs she gave. She was always ready and willing to help others. She was loved by many.Charlotte was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Johnnie C. Lewis; sisters, Mrs. Lavon Franklin, Mrs. Rachael (Lewis) Allen and Mrs. Ernestine Johnson Potter.Charlotte leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Mr. Stefon L. Gibson; sons, Paris Gatlin, Emmanuel Lewis and Antoine Lewis; three God children, Jaylon Barnes, Myshawn Fox and Mahki Navarre; her mother, Mrs. Hattie Jane Keys (Robert) Burnell; four sisters, Gail Quillen, Tonya’ (Fred) Bickham, Christine Moses, Johnnie L. Lewis; brother, Albert G. Jackson; two dear friends, Tiffany Barnes and Charlotte Hosey and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.Visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm at St. John Temple COGIC in Bogalusa. Climel Young, Sr. May 29, 1938 - May 29, 2017 Mary's Chapel Methodist Church Varnado, LA Pastor: Rev. T. August Officiating: Rev. Lawrence Young, Sr. Interment: Robinson Cemetery Varnado,LACook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Terry L. VerberneAugust 26, 1951 - May 28, 2017TERRY L. VERBERNE, AGE 65, passed away May 28, 2017 surrounded by loved ones, after a brief illness. He was born in New Orleans on August 26, 1951. Terry was a retired dairyman, an avid hunter and fisherman and a lifelong Beatles fan. He is survived by his wife of almost 47 years, Rhonda Verberne, daughters and sons in law Kelly Verberne and Chris Abbott of Franklinton, Courtney and Chris Broussard of Hammond, Casey and Stephen Bond of Franklinton. His Grandchildren Erika, Jacob, Cohl, Maicie, Sara Cate, Jack and Ross, as well as Maura and Erin, the daughters of a special niece Angel Waters of Bristol, CT. He also leaves behind special cousins and friends Gail and Johnny McClendon and longtime friends Earl Tabor and Joe Newby.He was preceded in death by his parents Philip, Sr. and Norma Verberne, brothers Philip Verberne, Jr. and David Verberne, Sr., nephew David Verberne, Jr. and mother in law Maicie Acord Crosby.A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Dr. Eunice Hall MageeJanuary 27, 1922 - May 28, 2017DR. EUNICE HALL MAGEE, age 95, went to be with her husband, Von Magee, and the Lord, on May 28, 2017 in Mandeville, LA. Her loving children and grandchildren were with her as she left. Eunice was born on January 27, 1922 at Crossroads, MS to her parents, Purvis Melvin Hall, Sr. and Mattie Ainsworth Hall. She had six siblings all but one of who preceded her in death. Christine Hall Ford (Shorty), Purvis Melvin Hall, Jr. (Elaine), Thomas Lee "Tommy" Hall (Ruth); Earnest Hall (Dixie), Lowell Edwin "Ed" Hall (Colleen), and Ellen Hall Barker (Charles). Eunice married Von W. Magee in 1942 at Poplarville, MS. They settled in Bogalusa, LA and lived there until 2004 when she moved to Abita Springs, LA. At the time of her death she was residing at Heritage Manor in Mandeville. Of her marriage two children were born, Von Hall Magee and William M. (Bill) Magee (Karen). She leaves seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Grandchildren are Keli Magee Carnovale (Vincent), Von Allen Magee, Scott Hunt (Philomena), Jonathan Marshall Magee, Katherine Jean "Katie" Magee, Rebecca Ann "Becca" Magee, and William Alexander "Alex" Magee. Great grandchildren are Sophia Carnovale and Eli Carnovale. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews who she loved, adored and influenced. Eunice loved education and was the first member of her family to go to college. She attended Pearl River Junior College in Poplarville and then Southeastern Louisiana University where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She taught third grade in the Bogalusa School System for 15 years. During that time, she obtained her Masters Degree in Elementary Education at Southern Mississippi and then her Ph.D. in Elementary Education at Southern Mississippi. Upon receiving her Ph.D., she began teaching at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond for another 15 years. She retired from teaching in 1980. During her time at SLU, she trained hundreds of local schoolteachers and was a supervisor of student teachers in Washington and St. Tammany Parishes. She was a leader in the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for teachers. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Bogalusa and saw to it that her boys were given her Christian spiritual heritage. Eunice and Von were both members of what Tom Brokaw wrote about as the "Greatest Generation" and they were living examples of why they deserved to be members of this group. Eunice had a love for her family and the Lord. She was a loving and selfless mother, wife and friend. She never met a stranger and always saw the best in everyone. After retirement, she spent most of her time continuing to provide love, support and care for her children and grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Bogalusa located at 541 Avenue F, Bogalusa, La. 70427 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm., with a life celebration at the church at 5:00pm and reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the First Baptist Church of Bogalusa in memory of Eunice Magee.  Jan Singleton SandersJuly 7, 1956 - May 27, 2017Jan Singleton Sanders born July 7, 1956 passed away peacefully on May 27, 2017 at Ochsners Hospital in New Orleans, La. at the age of 60. She was the daughter of Dr. Allen and Jean Welcelean Singleton. She was of the Methodist Faith.She leaves behind a daughter, Rochele "Mandy" Jacob of Bogalusa, a brother, Allen R. Singleton III also of Bogalusa, a grandchild Ethan Boyet, 2 nieces, Jennifer Singleton and Tiffany Singleton, and also other family members and numerous friends.She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Allen R and Jean Singleton, a husband, David Jacobs.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3,2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Ponemah Cemetery with Tommy Seal officiating the services.Brown McGehee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Jacquelyn Ott RiceAugust 19, 1937 - May 26, 2017JACQUELYN OTT RICE, AGE 79 and a resident of Pine, LA died early Friday morning May 26, 2017. She was the widow of Burton Rice.Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Michael and Demetria Rice of Pine, La; Daughter and Son in law: Kim and Andy Yeargin of Laplace, La; 10 Grandchildren; 15 Great-grandchildrenShe was preceded in death by her husband Harold Burton Rice.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday May 27th from 6pm until 10pm and will continue Sunday May 28th after 11am. A funeral service will be held at 3pm in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. Larry Gene DanielFebruary 5, 1945 - May 26, 2017LARRY GENE DANIEL, AGE 72 and a resident of the Springhill Community died at 3:30 pm Friday May 26, 2017 at his home. He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church that enjoyed working with his hands doing mechanic work and carpentry. Larry worked for Borden, Inc. and Crown-Zellerbach before a career at Southern Natural Gas that lasted 33 years and 3 days. He loved fishing, deer hunting, hog hunting and the great outdoors. He was a loving father and a kind, good-hearted person.Survived by: 2 Daughters: Lisa Spears of Franklinton, Melissa Quave and Lisa Owens of Missouri; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Jeffery and Debbie Daniels of Ponchatoula, Scott and Amy Daniels of Franklinton; 8 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Jonathan Spears, Jordan Spears, Kelli Spears, Ashley Daniels, Jeremy Daniels, Ryan Daniels, Trevor and Brittany Daniels, Sierra Hayes; 2 Great-grandchildren: Owen Daniels, Kiarah Hayes; Brother and Sister in law: John Louis and Sarah Daniel of Franklinton; Sister in law: Joyce Daniel of Franklin, LA; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.He was preceded in death by his parents Carl Daniel and Natalie Bankston Daniel, brother Jimmy Daniel and uncle Troy Bankston.The family would like to express a sincere thank you to those who sat with and cared for Mr. Larry through the years.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday May 28th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Gay officiating. Burial will follow in the Bankston Cemetery.Pallbearers: Trevor Daniels, Ryan Daniels, Jeremy Daniels, Tony Knight, Mark Smith, Steve HillHonorary Pallbearers: Larry Stevens, Jewel Morgan, Jerry Fruge, James Sorrell, Benny Burt, Bruce Knight, Karl Casanova Jackie Orr McVeaDecember 31, 1939 - May 26, 2017JACKIE ORR MCVEA, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:50 pm Friday May 26, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was the valedictorian of Pine High School Class of 1957, where she met and then later married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to San Diego, CA where she began teaching elementary education. She later moved to Baton Rouge and completed her education degree from LSU before then moving to New Orleans. Jackie returned to Franklinton in 1966 and continued to teach for several years throughout the parish school system. She was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton where she taught ladies Sunday school classes for many years. Jackie was also a longtime active member of the Shasta Club and she enjoyed traveling with her family, often to the mountains and other parts of the country.Survived by: Husband of over 58 years: Conrad “Butch” McVea, Jr. of Franklinton; 4 Children and Spouses: Conrad “Chip” McVea, III and Angela McVea of Franklinton, Janet McVea Williams and Stephen Williams of Bellaire, TX, Jay McVea of Panama City Beach, FL, Casey McVea of Cottonport; 5 Grandchildren: Jacob McVea, Seth McVea and his fiancé Mary Lago, Jack Williams, Martin Williams, Scott Williams; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Tom and Toni McVea of St. Francisville, Walker and Kathy McVea of Clinton, Fran McVea of Baton Rouge; Also numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents Jake Orr and Beola Barber Orr and a sister Sybil Orr.Visitation will be at First Baptist Church Monday May 29th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Monday with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Washington Parish Activity Center.The family wishes to thank the staff of Good Samaritan Living Center for their care and support.  Charles Larry MileyAugust 19, 1943 - May 25, 2017Charles Larry Miley age 74 passed away May 25, 2017 at his residence in Provencal La. He was a native of Bogalusa La and A US Navy veteran. He is survived by three sons, James Ardis Miley of Provencal La, John Kendall Miley of Robline La, and Mark Avery Miley of Hammond La. Sisters Wilma Jean Brown of Bogalusa La, and Elaine Myra Carroll of Varnado La. Nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Michael Allen Miley, parents Ardis Charles and Myra Miley, brothers Lon Charles Miley and Elbert E. Miley. Paternal grandparents Lon and Liza Miley and maternal grandparents Iddo and Emma Pittman. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral on Sunday May 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Lon Miley Cemetery.  Rhonda HewittMay 26, 1960 - May 24, 2017Rhonda Hewitt born May 26, 1960 passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2017 at the age of 56. Rhonda leaves behind two brothers, Richard E. Hewitt of New Orleans, LA, and Cevan Hewitt of Franklinton, LA; two sisters, Annie H. Fraise of Franklinton, LA, and Debra M. Lewis of New Orleans, LA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rutha Lee Hewitt, her father, John Hewitt, and a brother, Larry Hewitt.Rhonda was an outgoing person, who interwind well with others. She was pretty much a social butterfly. She did not have any biological children, but all her nieces and nephews where her children. Her talent was braiding hair, which she greatly enjoyed. She was the babysitter for her nieces and nephews when needed.Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10 am to 11am at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton followed by a Funeral Service at 11 am. Matthew Joseph DuncanMarch 29, 1960 - May 24, 2017MATTHEW JOSEPH DUNCAN, AGE 57 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 9:13 am Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a former off-shore worker for many years.Survived by: Mother: Jo Duncan of Mt. Hermon; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Arnold and Glenda Duncan of Tangipahoa, Glen and Ana Duncan, Ronald Duncan all of Mt. Hermon; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Carolyn Kincaid of Hamilton, OH, Jackie Schroeder of Kentucky, Barbara and Virgil Ezernack of Zwolle, LA; Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.A private family memorial service and burial will take place in the Maples Cemetery at a later date. Joyce Bernice JonesApril 14, 1934 - May 23, 2017Joyce Bernice Jones age 83 passed away on May 23, 2017 at Resthaven Nursing Home. She was a resident of Bogalusa la and a charter member of Memorial Baptist Church here in Bogalusa. She is survived by her son Darrl Jones "Sheryl" of Bogalusa. One brother Willard Keen of Bogalusa La. Grandchildren Leah Booth, Laurel Boone, Leslie Willett, Brooke Sides, and Katelyn Jones. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Willie A. "Bill" Jones Jr., a daughter Alysa Jones Willett, parents Joseph and Ola Keen, and numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday May 26, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Field Thigpen will officiate. Eloise Pierce JarrellApril 10, 1931 - May 23, 2017Eloise Pierce Jarrell born April 10, 1931 went home to be with The Lord on May 23,2017. She passed away peacefully at the residence at the age of 86. Eloise was a member of the Temple Baptist Church.She leaves behind a son, Hayward Jarrell and his wife Cynthia of Bogalusa, a daughter, Darlene Jarrell McCain and her husband Ned of Sandy Hook, Ms. , 6 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.She is preceded in death by her parents, Houston and Leoda Pierce, her husband, Rev. Webber Jarrell, a son, Ronnie Hue Jarrell, a brother, Buford Pierce and 2 sisters, Helen Perkins and Tina Ruth (Honey) Perkins.Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday May25, 2017 beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Carl Beach will officiate the services and the interment will follow in the Henlyfield Baptist Church Cemetery. Shelton Dyess June 29, 1946 - May 25, 2017 Shelton Dyess, age 70, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home of New Roads, LA. He was born on June 29, 1946 in Sumrall, MS.He is survived by a daughter, Becky Dyess Part (Nick) of New Roads, LA; a son, Mark Dyess (Bridget) of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Bert Bass of Prentiss, MS, and Betty Hudson of Collins, MS; his grandchildren, Anna Claire Part, and Forest Brayden Part; Madelyn Dyess, Peyton Dyess, Brantley Dyess, and Cadence Dyess.He is preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ann Waltman Dyess; his son, John Lee Dyess; his sister, Joyce King; and his brother, Huey Dyess.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.– 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Ronald Wayne McKenzieFebruary 29, 1952 - May 19, 2017RONALD WAYNE MCKENZIE, AGE 65 and a resident of Pine died Friday morning May 19, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was the owner/operator of McKenzie Wrecker Service and a former Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy for over 15 years. Ronald taught auto mechanics at the former Franklinton Vocational School for 20 years. He loved restoring and collecting antique cars that he often took to car shows throughout the area. Ronald also used to race dirt track cars and thoroughbred horses. He enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with friends each morning at L&L Grocery in Pine. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.Survived by: Wife: Joyce Owens McKenzie of Pine; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Michelle and Robert Stuart, Casey and Steven Barber all of Pine; Mother: Jimmie Lou Freeman McKenzie of Pine; Sister: Vicki McKenzie Wood of Madisonville; 5 Grandchildren: Easton Barber, Trevor Stuart and his fiancé Katlyn Thibodeaux, Allison Stuart, Makenzie Stuart, Brody Stuart; Father in law and Step-Mother in law: Deloy Owens and Mary Owens of Sandy Hook; Sister in law: Brenda Owens; Also several nieces and nephewsHe was preceded in death by his father K.C. McKenzie, mother in law Louise Owens and brothers in law Rick Wood and Curtis Owens.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday May 20th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Darren Uzel, Eld. Mark Hobgood and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Trevor Stuart, Karon Breland, Steve Breland, Charles Kennedy, Tommy Thomas, Lance Sanchez, Jason McKenzie, Kendall McKenzie, Eric IngramHonorary Pallbearers: Jerry McKenzie, Hezzie Crain, Gary Thomas, Geary McKenzie, Herbert McKenzie, Reid Kennedy, Daryl Miley Peggy Lou Welch McDanielDecember 5, 1938 - May 17, 2017PEGGY LOU WELCH MCDANIEL, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday morning May 17, 2017 at her home. She was A member of the Order of the Eastern Star and also a member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church. Peggy had retired after many years as a secretary with the Adult Education Department of the Washington Parish School System. Alongside her husband, she operated McDaniel and Associates Real Estate Brokers for 25 years. She always enjoyed visiting with her family and friends.Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Robert and Connie McDaniel of Franklinton; 2 Grandsons: Eric McDaniel and Lauren Wheat of Franklinton,Michael McDaniel of Hattiesburg, MS; Great-Granddaughter: Caroline McDaniel; Sister and Brother in law: Betty Ruth and Clyde Breeden of Richland, MS; Brother and Sister in law: Wilfred, Welch, Jr. and Nita Welch of Laurel, MS; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Bobby K. McDaniel Sr., an infant son Bobby K. McDaniel, Jr. and her parents Wilfred Welch, Sr. and Bessie Davis Welch.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday May 18th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Friday at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 12 pm Friday with Bro. Brent King and Bro. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers: Wilvie Cox, Don McDaniel, James Bankston, Wayne Cox,Robert Booth, Glen Blackwelder  Shirley Strahan ThomasOctober 23, 1947 - May 16, 2017Shirley Strahan Thomas age 69 passed away on May 16, 2017 at AMG Rehabilitation Hospital in Covington La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by her son James R. Thomas III of Bogalusa La. One daughter Cecilia Martin of Madisonville La. Brother Edward Strahan of Franklinton La. Sisters Ella Mae Williamson of Belle Chase La., Loretha Freeman of Baton Rouge La., Emogene Burch of Franklinton La. Three grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Ada Strahan, and brothers Lee Strahan and Ralph Strahan. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home of Saturday May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time for services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Strahan Cemetery.  Nelleen Spears SealMarch 5, 1949 - May 15, 2017NELLEEN SPEARS SEAL, AGE 68 and a resident of Wilmer died Monday morning May 15, 2017 at the Tangi-Pines Nursing Center in Amite. She was a member of Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church and a former seamstress at Rutter-Rex in Franklinton. Nelleen later worked in the medical records department of Lallie Kemp Hospital for 20 years. She always enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with her family.Survived by: Husband of 49 years: Earl Ray Seal of Wilmer; Daughter and Son in law: Tammy Seal Booty and Ronald Booty of Bolivar; 2 Granddaughters: Dixie Booty, Harley Booty; Sister: Janie Sue Pierce of Wiggins, MS; Also numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents Cliff Spears and Ruth Lea Spears, sister Kathleen Spears Bateman and brother Thomas Clifton Spears.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 23rd from 9 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 12 pm Tuesday with Eld. Everette Broome, Eld. Jason Skipper and Eld. Mark Hobgood officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery.Pallbearers: Danny Sanders, Dale Sanders, Allen Lea, Danny Lea, David Lea, Jeff Winborn Lucille Simmons Smith July 24, 1930 - May 13, 2017 Lucille Simmons Smith, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on May 13, 2017 at The Guest House of Slidell. She was born in Lexie, Miss. on July 24, 1930.Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. Smith, her parents Willie Leon Simmons, Sr. and Mary Johnson Simmons, brothers Willie Leon Simmons, Jr., R.B. Simmons, sisters Bonnie Lou and Betty Joyce Simmons, Christine Sellier and Ruth Miller.She is survived by her sons Greg (Connie) of Baton Rouge, La., Jeff (Rene') of Denham Springs, La and Allen (Sandy) of Sevierville, Tenn., seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Keith Sheridan and Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Johnnie Lou Crain ArdMarch 16, 1934 - May 12, 2017JOHNNIE LOU CRAIN ARD, AGE 83 and a resident of McComb, MS died Friday night May 12, 2017. She was a native of Washington Parish, LA and former longtime resident of the Dexter Community. Johnnie worked for many years at the garment plant in Tylertown while also having a successful family dairy farm. Alongside her husband and family, she operated Ard’s Seafood in Sheridan for many years. Johnnie liked to plant a garden and can vegetables and also liked to watch her favorite Western TV shows. She always enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her grandchildren and family.Survived by: 2 Daughters and Spouses: Janet and John Shores of McComb, Jackie Johnson and Matt Williams of Biloxi; 4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Rocky and Melissa Shores, Joshua and Katelyn Shores all of McComb, Jocelyn and Daniel Davis, Lori Ann and Kortland Pittman all of Franklinton; 6 Great-grandchildren: John Michael Shores, IV, William Shores, Sophia Shores, Scarlett Shores, Keegan Shores, Clayton Davis; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Vivalene Branch of Picayune, Hulene and Daniel Bryant of Bogalusa, Sue and Walt Burris of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Joe and Glenda Crain of Franklinton, Ted and Martha Crain of Pine; Sister in law: Elsie Crain; Special Friends: Lenina Allen and Lataeja Martin; Also numerous nieces and nephews Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday May 15th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Centerville Missionary Baptist Church near Dexter, MS from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. J. Hugh D. YoungOctober 20, 1941 - May 12, 2017Jesse Hugh D. Young, age 75 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on May 12, 2017 at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. He was valedictorian of his graduating class from Greensburg High School in 1959. He also graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University, where he was a honor student and editor of the school year book. In his career in working as a clerk at law firms, he lived in New Orleans, Detroit and Washington, D.C. He retired from Nixon Peabody Law Firm in 2007. He returned to his place of birth in the Pine Ridge Community in late 2010. He is survived by his brother, Milton Young. Preceded in death by his parents, Hugh D. and Inez Grice Young; brother, Walter B. Bilbo Young; and his grandparents, Walter J. And Myra Bond Young and Luther Fritz and Allie Grice. Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Monday, May 15, 2017. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine Ridge. The family would like to express a special thank you to the employees of Post Acute Specialty Hospital and Richard Murphy Hospice during his final days. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.  Michael Jackson DysonApril 12, 1969 - May 12, 2017Mr. Michael Jackson Dyson was born on April 12, 1969 and journeyed home to be with his Heavenly Father on May 12, 2017 at the age of 48. As a former NFL Wide Receiver, Mayor of the Village of Tangipahoa and Business Owner, Michael was driven and well accomplished. He was generous and caring by nature: acting as a role model to many and impacting the lives of even more.Michael was also a loving spouse, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He is survived by the love of his life, Vanessa Williams; three children, LaToia Williams-Dyson (Justin Simon), Michael Dyson and Malik Jackson Dyson; grandchild, Jade Williams-Dyson; mother, Sarah Dyson and three sisters, Margaret (Steven) Smith, Carla Jackson, Rhonda Jackson and a host of other relatives and friends.Visitation will be from 10:45AM - 11:30AM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Greater Temple Chapel Baptist Church followed by funeral service at at 11:30AM; Dr. Joshua Brown – Pastor and Pastor Phillip Williams, Jr.- Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. Dorothy Alice BarnesOctober 2, 1927 - May 11, 2017Dorothy Alice Barnes born October, 2, 1927 went home to be with The Lord 0n May 11, 2017 at the age 89. She was of the Presbyterian Faith and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She leaves behind 2 sons, John C. Barnes of Bogalusa and Thomas E. Barnes and his wife Linda Gayle Martin Barnes, a daughter, Linda S. Barnes Baer of DeSoto, MO., a sister, Arlene Sohm and her husband Gus of St.Louis, MO., 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild and other family members and friends.She is preceded in death by her parents, Calvin S. and Erna Gertrude Marieneau Feutz, her husband, Paul J. Barnes, a daughter, Paula J.Barnes Campbell.Visitation will be held Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Bucholz Funeral Home in St. Louis , MO. Beginning at 2:00P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Wednesday May, 17, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. with the burial in the Friden Cemetery in St. Louis Co. Naomi "Red" Schillings ArdApril 18, 1942 - May 9, 2017NAOMI "RED" SCHILLINGS ARD, AGE 75 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:36 pm Tuesday May 9, 2017 at the Ocshner Medical Center in New Orleans. She began working at the Courthouse Café before moving to Riverside Medical Center in 1977, where she worked as a dietician for nearly 40 years. "Red" loved to collect Porcelain Dolls and had an extensive collection over many years. She also enjoyed watching her favorite wrestling program every Monday night.Survived by: 4 Nieces and Spouses: Jackie and Steve Wise of Franklinton, Sandy and Ray Chaisson, Sr. of Berwick, Kim Brumfield and Wes Cooper of Kentwood, Stacey Talley Fritter of Franklinton; Great-nieces, great-nephews and Spouses: Cody and Alana Wise, Ashley Wise, Nolan and Krissy Chaisson, Raechelle and Victor Gonzales, Ray Chaisson, Jr. and Shelby Chaisson, Kaitlin Brumfield, Kamryn Brumfield, Dakotah and Amanda Toney; Also numerous great-great-nieces and great-great-nephewsShe was preceded in death by her husband Jessie Ard, her parents Solomon Leon Schilling and Emmie Simmons Schilling Miller, her sister Betty Rae Schilling Talley and a great-nephew Braden Chaisson.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday May 11th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Stafford and Ray Schilling officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Ray Chaisson, Sr., Steve Wise, Nolan Chaisson, Cody Wise, Kenny Brumfield, Ray Chaisson, Jr., Victor Gonzales, Eric Pierce  Luke Austin BranchMarch 13, 2001 - May 9, 2017LUKE AUSTIN BRANCH, AGE 16 and a resident of Thomas passed away Tuesday afternoon May 9, 2017. He was a 10th grade student at Pine High School and an active member of New Beginning Baptist Church in Thomas, where he worked with the youth and mentored many of his peers. Luke loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and building camp fires. He enjoyed tending to the family farm animals and goofing off with his big sister. Luke loved music and had recently begun playing the guitar and also like playing video games. He was the type of young man that was always there to lift others up, continuously making his family and friends laugh with the jokes and tricks he played because he always wanted everyone to be happy. Luke was always a loving son, brother and grandson that cherished every moment spent with his family and friends.Survived by: Parents: Dawn and Benjamin Cornwell of Baton Rouge, Rev. Keith and Megan Branch of Thomas; A very loving sister: Carrie Branch of Baton Rouge; 6 Younger Siblings: Bridget, Brittany, Brooklyn, Jy, Jade, Kinley; Grandparents: Faye Tate of Napa, Idaho, Pat and Cathy Branch, Debbie Rester all of Thomas; Great-grandmother: Clara Kennedy of Angie; Aunts and Uncles: Brenda and Jerry Miller, Steven and Heather Branch, Theresa and Byron Stogner; Also survived by numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends as well as his church family at New Beginning, that he cared for deeply.He was preceded in death by his grandfather John Tate, great-grandparents Eld. R.J. Kennedy, Robert and Chinesey Branch, Andy and Doris Creel, Hubert Rester and an uncle Robert J. Kennedy, Jr.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday May 14th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eddie Hartfield, Rev. Frederick Brumfield, Eld. Billy Ray Hines and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the New Beginning Baptist Church Cemetery. Ruth Mae MageeNovember 04, 1935 - May 08, 2017Mrs. Ruth Mae Magee, 81, a resident of Franklinton, Louisiana passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington, LA under the loving care of St. Catherine’s Hospice Staff.Mrs. Ruth was born November 4, 1935 in Kemper, Mississippi. She was the daughter of J.B. McDonald and Carlean Houston. She now joins her husband of 54 years the late Mr. O.J. Magee.She leaves to cherish her loving memories one daughter, Barbara Shields (Percy), Redding of California; one son, Cedric (Mary) Magee, Alexandria, LA; six step daughters: Mildred Martin of Los Angeles, California; Jeanette Magee of Lemon Grove, California; Janette Smith of Sacramento, California; Helen Ford of Long Beach, California; Gwendolyn Thibodeaux of Compton, California; one stepson, Robert Magee of Compton, California; six loving sisters, Pearlean (Lovie) Clark of DeKalb, MS; Annie Mae Brown of Taylorsville, MS; Clara (Elbert) Brown of Taylorsville, MS; Easter Love of DeKalb, MS; Diane Burton of Dekalb, MS; Brenda McDonald of Taylorsville, MS; 6 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. The visitation will be Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00a.m. at Crain & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Franklinton, LA. Internment will follow at Winan Cemetery. Gary AdkinsAugust 8, 1945 - May 8, 2017CHARLES GARY ADKINS, AGE 71 and a resident of Pine died at 5:36 pm Monday May 8, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a native of Virginia but had lived in Washington Parish for his entire adult life. Gary was a brick mason and the owner/operator of Adkins Construction. He had a special love in his heart for his entire family.Survived by: Wife: Ann Pace Adkins of Pine; Daughter: Kristy Penton of Franklinton; 2 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Allison and Ethan Graves, Braxton Brock; Great-grandson: Griffin Graves; 2 Sisters: Patricia Ann Knight of Hattiesburg, Linda Poma of Atlanta; 2 Brothers in law: James Wade Hines, Jeffery Hines; Sister in law: Lettie Cotton; Special Friends: Tammy Lambert, Ray and Kathy Graves, Leslie Spears; Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Aline Kennedy Seal March 14, 1933 - May 6, 2017 Aline Kennedy Seal of Varnado, LA died Saturday morning at the age of 84. She was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church.She was survived by her loving husband of 65 years Hilton H. Seal of Varnado, LA; her children, Mike (Dianne) Seal of Sandy Hook, MS, Bruce Seal of Varnado, LA, Craig Seal of Columbia, MS, Jeff Seal of Varnado, LA, Suzanne (Ronnie) McAvoy of Franklinton, LA, and Lori (Chris) Warner of Varnado, LA. Also 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, A C and Ettie Kennedy; son, Bradley K. Seal; and granddaughter, Fontana Seal.Visitation will be held at Poole – Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. James Glenn Erwin officiating. Interment will follow in the H. H. Williams Cemetery, Angie, LA.Pallbearers are Ronnie McAvoy, Chris Warner, Troy Hartzog, Reggie Seal, Josh Brumfield, Brian Seal, Jordan Seal, Daniel Martin, Jr.Honorary Pallbearers are Trey Hartzog, Tristin Pierce, Jace Voltilina, Dakota Warner, Logan Bergeron, and Austin Williams. Lavelle Wheat Wilkins August 2, 1926 - May 5, 2017)Our loving mother Lavelle Wheat Wilkins went home to be with The Lord on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home at 2:30 pm. We are rejoicing in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because we know that she was chosen according to John 6:37. Lavelle was a member of Mandeville Bible Church for 44 years.She will be waiting for her children in Heaven. Survived by her four children and spouses Paulette and Ray Smith, Richard and Julia Cook, Brenda Cook and Gregory and Kelly Cook. She has six grandchildren Rick Cook, Billy Holmes, Tim Cook, Chris Cook, Crystal Mayo, Josie Cook, and Ashley Cook. Twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Lavelle is also survived by one sister Mildred O’Quin.She is preceded in death by her father and mother Warren and Eva Josie Wheat, her husband Myrthy D. Wilkins, infant son Gary Wilkins, one sister Jo Warren Mizell, two brothers Jewel Wheat and Murphy J. Wheat.Visitation will begin at 10:00 am Monday, May 8, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue until the funeral service at 12:00pm in the chapel. Officiating Mrs. Lavelle Wilkins Funeral will be Brother Rick Cook, Brother Nick Greco, and Brother Eric McNeil. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandsons Tim Cook, Chris Cook, and Billy Holmes. Tarras Yardan Godbolt July 5, 1965 - May 4, 2017Tarras Yardan Godbolt died May 4, 2017. Cool Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Theresa WaxterSeptember 13, 1951 - May 04, 2017Mrs. Theresa Musa Waxter passed away on May 4, 2017 at the age of 65 at Ochsner Northshore in Slidell, LA.She is preceded in death by her father, Quinton Muse, Jr. and two grandchildren, Sanika Walker and Shaelyn Muse.Theresa leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Charles L. Muse from California and Ronald S. Muse from Texas; her mother, Ruth Muse of Bogalusa, LA; twelve grandchildren, Charlyn N. Walker (Dominr), Charles (LaToria) Walker, Carlos D. Walker, Corey Walker, Rhonda Brown, Kiria Brown all of Bogalusa, LA, MyKaria Hogan and Je’Mya Muse both of Bryan, TX, Cortlyn Muse and Shelton Muse, Serena Muse, Brittany Russell all of California, thirteen great grandchildren, Mekhi Walker, Dominic, Duncan, Meaqhan, Rhaegan, Jaquinton, Jabari, Arriyana Brown all of Bogalusa, LA, Perion Steele, Lainei Jones all of Texas, Issac Sanford, Briapa Sanford, Marcus Carter all of California; two step brothers, Quinton Jeames of Angie, LA and Paul Johnson of Bogalusa, LA; three step sisters, Denise Jeames of Angie, LA, Vickey Johnson of Baton Rouge, LA and Valer Johnson of Bogalusa, LA and a host of other relatives and friends.A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6:00PM at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. James Magee – Pastor Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. Randy McNeeseJuly 14, 1971 - May 2, 2017MARVIN RANDALL “RANDY” MCNEESE, AGE 46 and a resident of Franklinton died Tuesday night May 2, 2017. He was a 1989 graduate of Pine High School and the owner of Randy’s Drywall. He loved fishing and enjoyed watching baseball and football games. Randy liked to plant flower gardens and had even planted a cactus garden. He also liked to collect old Coke bottles and other items. He always loved spending time with his children and family and cared for them deeply. Survived by: Son: Jacob McNeese of Henleyfield, MS; Daughter: Erica McNeese of Henleyfield, MS; Mother: Elouise Jones of Franklinton; Father: Donald Wayne McNeese of Pine; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Jeffery and Mildred McNeese of Kiln, MS, Donald Steven and Angela McNeese of Bogalusa, Bill and Shone McNeese of Thomas, Scott McNeese of Alabama; Former Wife: Melinda McNeese of Henleyfield, MS; Special Friends: Dennis Beall, Heath Wascom; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friendsHe was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Michael “Jody” McNeese and grandparents Marvin and Gertrude Jones and Archie and Alice McNeese.Visitation will be Saturday May 6th from 10 am until 2 pm at New Beginning Baptist Church, 52224 Hwy. 424 in the Thomas Community. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Saturday with Rev. Keith Branch and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the War Crain Cemetery.Pallbearers: B.J. McNeese, Patton McNeese, Whitney McNeese, Heath Wascom, Jeremy Forbes, David Ray Smith, Gareth CrumplerHonorary Pallbearer: Dennis Beall Eddie Will Collins February 8, 1950 - May 2, 2017Eddie Will Collins died May 2, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Pamela SmithAugust 04, 1951 - May 02, 2017Ms. Pamela Smith was born August 4, 1951 to the late Mr. Joe and Mrs. Mary Smith of Bogalusa, LA. She departed this life on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in the Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington, LA.Pamela was a 1969 graduate of Bogalusa High School. After graduating she attended the University of LA at Lafayette and after relocating to New Orleans, LA she attended Spencer Business College and after graduating she begin her long and blessed career with Bellsouth/AT&T working in New Orleans, LA, Atlanta, GA and Bogalusa, LA where she worked for 30 years as a telephone operator.Pamela was an active member of the Thirkield United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, choir member (President and Director) as we all know she loved singing in the choir, announcement clerk, etc.She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Mary and Joe Smith; her grandparents, Ella and Mitchell Carter; her sister, Mary Ella Smith – Fields and her cousin who was like a brother, Alvin C. Carter.She will be fondly remembered and loved by her four brothers, Joseph Smith, New Orleans, LA, Richard (Gwyn) Smith, Glynn Smith of Bogalusa, LA and Ricky Hill, Jackson, MS; four sisters, Penny S. Mack, Cynthia S. Jackson, Debra A. Smith and Joelnette Collins of Bogalusa, LA; one aunt, Mattie Carter Wallace, Bogalusa, LA; three God-children, Fredrica Fox-Paulk, The Colony, TX, Okeisha Jackson, Lake Charles, LA, and Kelmora Magee of Bogalusa, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, and many more friends especially her Thirkield family and Class of 1969 (BHS/CMHS).Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa, LA from 2:00PM – 5:00PM followed by a family hour from 5:00PM – 6:00PM.Funeral service will be on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Harry’s Chapel United Methodist Church – Bogalusa, LA at 11:00AM with Rev. Nolan Robinson – Pastor Officiating. Interment – Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa in charge of arrangements. Penny Price Simoneaux September 26, 1974 - May 2, 2017 Penny Price Simoneaux, age 42, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA. She was born on September 26, 1974 in Fayetteville, NC. Penny loved all her children that she helped raise.She is survived by her husband, Simon Simoneaux of Bogalusa, LA ; two daughters, Madison Price, and Tori Freeman both of Bogalusa, LA; her son, Dante’ Price of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Peggy Adcox Miller of Bogalusa, LA; two step-sisters, Annie Adams of Bogalusa, LA, and Gina Conrad of Mandeville, LA; two step-brothers, Danny Thompson of Bogalusa, LA, and Gary (Melissa) Thompson of Mandeville, LA; her niece, Brittany (Chip) Mitchell of Pensacola, FL; two nephews, Peyton Mitchell, and Bryce Mitchell both of Pensacola, FL; a special friend, Fredrick Coker of Bogalusa, LA; and other relatives and friends.She is preceded in death by her father, Ted Price; two brothers, Trey Price, and Mike Price; her maternal grandparents, H. G. Penny Adcox, Richard and Flora Magee; her paternal grandparents, Billy and Ruth Price; and an uncle, Harold Adcox.Memorial Services will be held at a later date.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Clarence Mark October 3, 1939 - May 1, 2017Clarence Mark died May 1, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Crystal Lee Colombo September 10, 1967 - April 30, 2017 Crystal Lee Columbo, age 49, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was born in New Orleans, LA on September 10, 1967. She is survived by her son, Da’vid Yisra’el Davis of Bogalusa, LA; her parents, Allen Raymond Colombo and Linda Lee Bergman Colombo of Bogalusa, LA; her sister, Wendi Cipriano of Pearl River, LA; two nieces, Heather Darby of Slidell, LA; and Cassie Colombo of Picayune, MS; a great-niece; and six great-nephews.Entombment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans, LA on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Leo Burge and Chaplain Paul Corse officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Magic City American Legion Post #24. T.W. ArdSeptember 15, 1924 - April 29, 2017T. W. ARD, AGE 92 and a resident of the Hilltop Community passed from this life to his eternal home on Saturday morning April 29, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. T. W. was born on September 15, 1924 and was a charter member of Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church in Stateline. He held several different job titles during his lifetime including farmer, iron factory worker, furniture factory worker, sawmill worker, a carpenter and a Parish Road Crew worker. He retired as a Parish Road Crew Supervisor. T.W. enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who cherished spending time with his family and fellowshipping with his church family.Survived by: 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Evelyn Ard Blair and Sam Blair, Brenda Ard Simon and Nolan Simon all of the Hilltop Community; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Troy Wayne and Michelle Ard of Angie, Darrell Lynn and Wendy Ard of the Hilltop Community; 14 Grandchildren and Spouses: Tyrone and Caron Blair, Vickie Blair Dillon, Michael and Linda Simon, Nicole Simon Gonzales and L.J. Gonzales, Kandace Ard McKenzie and Derrick McKenzie, Troy Ann Ard, Ariel Seal, Holly Seal, Amber Seal Taylor and T.J. Taylor, Sonya Ard, Emily Ard, MaryOnna Ard, Harrison Freeman, Preston Freeman; 20 Great-grandchildren and 9 Great-great-grandchildren; Sister and Brother in law: Carolyn Ard Price and Bruce Price; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Aulton and Elizabeth Ard, Claude and Edwina Ard, Donald Ard; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friendsHe was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Bessie Seals Ard, his mother Mollie Thomas Ard, his father and step-mother Willie Ard and Effie Lee Ard, brothers Cecil Ard, Hollis Ard, Alton Ard, Willie Jewel Ard, Kenneth Ard, M.C. Ard, Shirlie Ard and sisters Virgie Ard, Elizabeth Ard and Mavon Ard CavesVisitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 2nd from 5pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Wednesday with Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Clyde Cooper, Eld. Glynn Erwin and Eld. Yancy Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staffs of St. Tammany Hospital and Hospice of St. Tammany and to their many friends and church family for their loving and caring support.Pallbearers: Bruce Ard, Charles Ray Ard, Keith Ard, Matthew Ard, Shermit Ellis, Lavon Forbes, Horace Seals, Don Wheat Raymond SmithJanuary 30, 1964 - April 27, 2017RAYMOND HAMILTON SMITH, AGE 53 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday April 27, 2017. He was a 1983 graduate of Franklinton High School and later in life, a big supporter of Demon athletics. After graduation, Raymond obtained an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Design and Golf Course Management in Lake City, FL. He then began his career in Vero Beach, FL before returning to Franklinton. Raymond was the Superintendent of Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville for many years before becoming Superintendent of the Franklinton Country Club. Raymond was currently the owner of My 3 Sons Lawn Care. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball and other sports. He also enjoyed fishing and playing golf. Raymond liked to grill outdoors and loved camping, where he could relax with his family and friends. He was always a loving husband, father, brother and friend that will be sadly missed by all that knew him.Survived by: Wife: Sharon Rogers Smith of Franklinton; 3 Sons: Jordan Smith and his fiancé Rachel Branch, Trevor Smith, Tayor Smith all of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Donald George and Evelyn Smith of Munich, Germany,Gary and Barbara Smith of Baton Rouge; Sister and Brother in law: Rachelle and Billy Ray Fisher of Mandeville; Father in law and Mother in law: L.B. and James Henry Rogers of Franklinton; Sister in law and Brother in law: Karen and Kenneth Armand of Franklinton; Brother in law: Marty Rogers of Franklinton; Nephews and Nieces and Spouses: Austin Armand, Chelsea Armand, Paul Fisher, Sara and Ben Lee, Laura and Miles Dixon, Neil Smith, Kelly and Dominic Glover, Meggie Smith; Also numerous great-nephews, great-nieces and a many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents George Smith and Norma Trezza Smith.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 29th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Edward Penton officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. Pallbearers: Gary Smith, Billy Ray Fisher, Marty Rogers, Paul Fisher, Steve Alexander, Mike McNealHonorary Pallbearers: Andy Stires, Carl Johnson Stephen Stone Brister April 5, 1949 - April 26, 2017 Stephen Stone Brister, age 68, a resident of Lafayette, LA, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Golden Age Nursing Home in Denham Springs, LA. He was a Sheriff’s Deputy for Washington Parish Sheriff’s Department and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Department, and also worked with the Causeway Patrol. He was born on April 5, 1949 in Bogalusa, LA.He is survived by his former wives, June David Brister of Lewisburg, LA, and Helen Ruberts of Folsom, LA; a daughter, Bridget Marie Degioanni (Geoff) of Lewisburg, LA; and three grandchildren, Ashley Marie Degioanni, Blake Andrew Degioanni, and Hunter Wade Degioanni.He is preceded in death by his parents, James Badon Brister and Vivian Honaker Brister.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Mark Hollingsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Jerry Robert Gorum, Sr.December 24, 1948 - April 26, 2017Jerry Robert Gorum Sr. age 69 passed away on April 26, 2017 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He was a US Navy veteran serving in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife Joyce Burkett Gorum of Bogalusa, La, three sons, Kenny Douglas Gorum of Bogalusa, Keith Darryl Gorum of Bogalusa, and Jerry Scott Gorum of Loranger La. Two daughters Melody Ann Gorum of Bogalusa and Cassie Marie Gorum of Bogalusa. Two brothers Lamar Gorum of Pickensville Alabama, and Lewis Gorum Hattiesburg Ms. One sister Linda Julian of Demopolis Alabama. Nine grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Kate Mitchell Gorum. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Friday April 28, 2017 from 6 p.m. til 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #24.  Melissa Kay Rodgers July 22, 1968 - April 25, 2017 Melissa Jenkins “Missy” Rodgers, 48, a resident of Angie, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the home of her mother in Angie.She is survived by her husband, Fred Rodgers of Angie, LA; her son, Allen Rodgers of Angie, LA; her mother, Gladys Jenkins of Angie, LA; her sister, Angela (Mark) Hillhouse of Angie, LA; her brother, Rev. Chad (Amy) Jenkins of Bogalusa, LA; her mother-in-law, Sherrial Rodgers of Tyler, TX; her father-in-law-in-law, Jerry (Ginger) Rodgers of Bay Town, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.She is preceded in death by her father, Hardy Jenkins; her paternal grandparents, Manson and Edith Jenkins; and her maternal grandparents, Barney and Ruth Kuhn.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chad Jenkins, Rev. Rusty Kuhn, and Rev. Nathan Lott officiating. Interment will follow at Jenkins Family Cemetery, M. Jenkins Road, Highway 436, Angie, LA 70426. Willie Elliott Newsom, Jr.March 02, 1966 - April 25, 2017Willie Elliott Newsom, Jr., a resident of Kentwood passed away at 4:35 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home. He was born March 2, 1966 in Raceland and was 51 years of age. He is survived by his mother, Judy Corkern Little and step father, Larry; brother, Larry Little, Jr. and wife, Kathleen; sister, Jennifer Vicknair and husband, Anthony; half sisters, Karyn Prevost, Candie Brister, and Michelle Kelley; fiancé, Cee Cee Pittman; nephew, Kale Booty; nieces, Kelsey Kleinpeter and Kymber Booty Alford and her four children and numerous other nieces and nephews, which he loved dearly. Preceded in death by his father, Willie Newsom, Sr. and his grandparents, Myrtle Mixon Corkern and Willie and Helen Newsom. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from  10 AM until religious services at 1 PM Friday, April 28, 2017. Interment Sylvest Cemetery, Amite. Willie Fae Hodges January 6, 1943 - April 25, 2017 Willie Fae Hodges, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his residence in Angie, LA. He was born on January 5, 1943 in Varnado, LA.He is survived by his children, Kimberly (Frederick) Smith, and Jesse (Shelley) Hodges both of Bogalusa, LA, Rhonda (Rocky) Sanders, Bonnie (John) Brooks, Theresa (Andy) Aultman all of MS, Willie Jay (Lynn) Hodges of Silver Creek, MS, Willie Ray Hodges of AZ, and David (Nancy) Hodges of Shelburne Falls, MA; sisters, Brenda (Eddie) Newsom of Bogalusa, LA, and Mary (Ken) Hamilton of FL; brothers, Ray (Gladys) Hodges of Silver Creek, MS and Steve (Linda) Hodges of New Hebron, MS; twenty one grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by by his wife, Dorothy Mae Hodges; his daughters, Katie Sumrall, and Carol Anita Hodges; his son, Kevin Hodges; his mother, Vondora Hodges; his father, Ephrum Wilbur Hodges; and a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn (Oscar) McCain.Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ray Hodges officiating. Interment will follow at Hodges Cemetery. Rebecca "Becky" Peters DayAugust 07, 1959 - April 24, 2017Rebecca "Becky" Peters Day, a resident of Tangipahoa, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born August 7, 1959 in Palaka, FL and was 57 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Carlis J. “Carl” Day; daughter, Carla Day Hilbun and husband, Daniel; and sister, Deborah Jones. Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Margaret Peters; brothers, Leslie and John Peters and her sister, Pamela Peters. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Thursday and  from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM Friday, April 28, 2017. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa.  Julie Jefferson HarryFebruary 04, 1921 - April 23, 2017On Sunday night, April 23, 2017, God called her home; thus, 96 years rolled into eternity. Julie Jefferson Harry was born to the union of the late Mr. Thomas Harvey Jefferson, Sr., and the late Mrs. Effie Weary Jefferson in Angie, LA.She was baptized at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church. She was a very active member in her church. She was a member of the Missionary Society and used her beautiful alto voice in the church choir. Additionally, she enjoyed working with the elderly in the church as well as in the community. She was educated in the public schools of Washington Parish. Julie was a graduate of the first class of Wesley Ray High School of Angie, LA. She graduated at the top of her class in 1941. Julie was a faithful employee at Washington Parish Health Unit for many years. Julie was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Harry, Sr.; three sons, Milton D. Harry, Sr., Thomas Harvey Harry, Sr., Arnold L. Harry, Sr.; her parents, Thomas Harvey Jefferson, Sr., Effie Weary Jefferson and Zena Bickham Jefferson; five sisters, Lottie J. Marks, Willie Viola Pittman, Daisy Brown, Naomi Brown, Willie Mae Spikes; four brothers, Nevers L. Jefferson, Lucious Jefferson, Sr., Thomas Harvey Jefferson, Jr., Joseph Jefferson, Sr. She leaves to cherish her fond memories; three sons, Willie A. (Elmira) Jefferson of New Orleans, LA, Otto Harry (Anne), Jr. of Tyler, TX, Anthony E. Harry of Angie, LA; one daughter, Dr. Zena M. Thompson of Waldorf, MD; six brothers, Marshall L. Jefferson, Sr., Freddie H. Jefferson, I, Marvin A. (Athrin) Jefferson, Sr., all of Angie, LA, Clarence J. (Clarissa) Jefferson of Jackson, MS, Cleveland (Myrtle) Jefferson of Baton Rouge, LA, Rev. Julius (Carol) Jefferson of Pikesville, MD; three additional daughters-in-law, Willie Deloris Harry of Bogalusa, LA, Margie Harry Pennington of Baton Rouge, LA, Vickie Harry of Angie, LA; three sisters-in-law, Alice Jefferson, Joannie Jefferson of Angie, LA, Aona Jefferson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; four godchildren, Ryan Jefferson, Varerie Liddell, Demetria Rena Burton of Angie, LA and Patricia Harry Hines; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.Visitation will be from 9 am to 11 am on May 1, 2017 followed at 11 am by the Funeral Service  at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie, Louisiana. Joyce M. TaylorSeptember 27, 1929 - April 21, 2017Joyce M. Taylor age 87, passed away on April 21, 2017 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She was a nurse for 22 years working at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center. She was also a member of The Bogalusa Congregation Of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by two sons, David O. Taylor "Lisa" of Bogalusa, and Clifton Ray "Kip" Taylor "Minnie" of Bogalusa La. One sister Myrtis Penton of Varnado, La. Three grandchildren, Kip Michael Taylor "Angela", Courtney Michelle Broome "Donny", Jeremy Andrew Taylor. Great grandchildren, Austin Taylor, Kenley Taylor, Jaiden Taylor, Olivia Broome, and John Broome. She is preceded in death by her husband Willie Ray Taylor, Parents Charles and Bessie Rester McNeese, Brothers, Gary and Clifton McNeese. Sisters, Shirley McClendon, Gladys Nastasi, and Doris "Dot" Coleman. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Cremation will follow and a private graveside will be held at a later date. Robbie GeraldFebruary 19, 1983 - April 21, 2017ROBERT EARL “ROBBIE” GERALD, AGE 34 and a resident of Bogalusa died early Friday morning April 21, 2017 at his home. He was a 2001 graduate of Pine High School that enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. Robbie also enjoyed playing baseball and video games. He liked to work on his computer after completing computer-related courses at Sullivan Vocational School. Robbie really liked to joke around with his friends and family. He always adored his little sister and cherished the opportunity to be a father figure to her.Survived by: Mother: Jennifer Gerald Perry of Bogalusa; Father and Step-mother: Bobby Earl and Tekie Thomas of Thomas; Brother: Glenn Allen Gerald of Mandeville; Sisters: Autumn Rose Perry of Bogalusa, Jessica Elizabeth Thomas, Kayla Danielle Thomas, Miranda Chantel Thomas; Grandmother: Carolyn Verdin of Pine; Grandfather: Bobby Earl Thomas, Sr.; 2 Nieces: Aria Gail Boone, Chira Sirene Thomas; Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.He was preceded in death by his grandmother Chinesa Martin.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday April 23rd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Jephrey Gerald, Steve Merritt, Robert Lamparski, Randall Forbes, Wilson Gerald, Loiden Chappetta Betty Jane SmithMarch 22, 1933 - April 20, 2017BETTY JANE SMITH, AGE 83 and a native and resident of the Hays Creek Community died at 12:29 am Thursday April 20, 2017 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. She was a longtime resident of Yazoo City, MS where she worked for the Southern Bag Corporation for 34 years before retiring as the Vice President of Human Resources. Betty was a member of the Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church that enjoyed completing crossword and Sudoku puzzles. She loved to read all different types of books and also enjoyed tending to her yard and pet dogs. Survived by: 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Ben and Myra Smith of Zwolle, LA, Mike and Tania Smith of Prairieville, LA; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her parents B.J. Smith and Vera Wood Smith, sisters Mildred Smith and Helen Smith, sister and brother in law Mary Smith Brumfield and Elgin Brumfield and a nephew Bobby Brumfield.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 22nd from 6 pm until 8 pm and after 12 pm on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Frederick Brumfield and Rev. Rick Elder officiating. Burial will follow in the Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Byron Brumfield, Mark Jenkins, Raymond Gerald, Jonathan Gerald, Derek Adams, Justin Jenkins, Richie Green, Nick SmithHonorary Pallbearers: James Romano, Randy Borne, Jim Smith Emma Louise Darden Busby November 21, 1923 - April 19, 2017Emma Louise Darden Busby, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Born November 21, 1923 in Blocton, AL. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, and a long-time employee of Cases Shoe Store. A loving mother and grandmother, with a kind and generous heart. Her love for cooking will be remembered by family and friends.She is survived by her son, William Len Busby; and daughter, Kim Busby Crowe; her brother, William Howard Darden, Sr.; and sister-in-law, Hazel Darden; her grandchildren, Michael Len Busby, Darrin Keith Busby (Billie Jo), Justin Paul Jacobs (Marie), Amy Nicole Alldredge (Daniel), Steven Christopher Blackwell (Jessica), Corey Nicole McGehee (Cory), Allen Frank Busby (Cherie), Kevin George Busby; and nineteen great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Tap” Busby; her parents, Milstead “Mic” Darden and Leila Mosley Darden; her brothers, Cecil Darden, Jene Darden, Harvey Darden, James “J.D” Darden; and her sisters, Exer Darden Fullman and Lois Darden Crockett.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m with Rev. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Janie F. AshmoreOctober 31, 1944 - April 19, 2017Janie F. Ashmore, age 73 and a resident of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She is survived by daughter, Laura Ashmore; son in law, Skip Verdin; grandson, Michael Joseph Cardy; brother, Albert Frazier and wife, Dollie; special first cousin, Helen Newsom; sisters in law, Jan LaBorde, Faye Dunlap, Linda de Monye', Dale Rochel and Lillie Bovard and brothers in law, Buddy Bovard and Lance LaBorde. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Joseph Ashmore; parents, Burton and Hazel Frazier; and nieces, Hollie Frazier and Janet Ann Easley. Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church from 6 PM until 9 PM on Friday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen and Rev. Donnie Easley. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Donnie Easley, Michael Cardy, Skip Verdin, Joey Harrell, Jimmy Harrell, Eugene Horton and Ralph Cardy. Honorary pallbearers will be Lance LaBorde and Albert Frazier. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.  Pearlean WashingtonAugust 24, 1942 - April 17, 2017Pearlean Washington passed away April 17, 2017 at Lakeview Medical Center in Covington, LA. She was born to the late Walter Sanders and Dollie Warren in Tylertown, Mississippi.She is survived by her husband Shelton Washington; her sons, Michael Anthony, Franklinton, LA, Andrew Anthony, Jr., New Orleans, LA and Derrick Anthony, New Orleans, LA; one daughter, Sandra Anthony Causey, Arlington, TX; she had four brothers, Otis Sanders, Alameda, CA, Kenneth Sanders, Franklinton, LA, Bernard Burton, Kenner, LA; one God brother, Charlie Ray Warren of Bogalusa, LA; she had two sisters, Annie Sanders and Freddie Straughter both of Franklinton, LA.She leaves 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a family hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton, LA.Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12:00 noon at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Reverend Johnny Causey - Pastor officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements. Glenn Dennis Adams March 23, 1936 - April 16, 2017 Glenn Dennis Adams, born on March 23, 1936 in Washington Parish, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 81. He was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Post #24 in Bogalusa, LA. He loved going to Ben’s Ford Baptist Church. He also loved listening to Blue Grass music.He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Frances Willene Crain Adams of Crossett, Arkansas; his daughter, Sheila Davis of Bogalusa, LA; his son, Nick Adams (April) of Crossett, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Jeremy Adam Grantham of Bogalusa, LA, and Brandon Allen Davis of Henleyfield, MS; a special friend, Huey Mizell; his dog, Buddy; and many family members and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents, McCauley Adams and Leatta Bush Adams; his sister, Agnes Voth; and his brother, Carliss Adams.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 12:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24. Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr.September 13, 1931 - April 18, 2017Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr., a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 3:35 PM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg. He was born September 13, 1931 in Spring Creek and was 85 years of age. He is survived by his sons, Daniel Smith and wife, Karen, and James Smith; daughter, Pamela Gullick and husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Joyce, Danny, Dewayne, Stephanie, Madison, Ryan, Clesea and Kurt; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother, Carl Smith, and his sister, Betty Jo.  Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joyce Smith and his grandson, Keith Strahan. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 12 Noon Saturday, April 22, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek.  Roger Hunt, Sr.March 5, 1954 - April 18, 2017ROGER DELTON HUNT, SR., AGE 63 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 7:15 pm Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a farrier for 38 years, shoeing horses for about 100 clients throughout southeast Louisiana and nearby Mississippi counties. Roger loved trail riding with his covered wagon and horses, his favorite of which was Chic, that passed on a few years before. He was known as Roger Buck to many of his friends and he enjoyed the outdoors and spending time at the campfire. He loved to visit Tennessee regularly and visit the Amish country there. He adored his grandchildren and family. Roger and his wife had a special saying to each other…“I Love You a whole bunch, and more every day.”Survived by: Wife of 45 years: Dody Hunt of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Roger Hunt, Jr. and Kelly Hunt of Franklinton; 5 Grandchildren: Cody Winget, Wyatt Winget, Gage Winget, Blaze Winget, Tyler Hunt; Parents: Dee and June Hunt of Covington; Brother and Sister in law: Richard and Samantha Hunt of Covington; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Brenda and Raymond Clelland of Covington, Diane and Hershel Dunn of Carriere, MS; Also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law and many friends.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 22nd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.Pallbearers: Gage Winget, Raymond Clelland, Bruce Clelland, Brian Clelland, Jamie Ladner, Floyd MageeHonorary Pallbearers are grandchildren Cody, Wyatt, Blaze and Tyler Oneida Stringer Thomas October 1, 1920 - April 16, 2017 Oneida Stringer Thomas, age 96 died Sunday, April 16, 2017 in her home. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of Pine Grove Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. She worked in the Garment Factory, Dexter School cafeteria, and Travis’ Grocery and Market.She is survived by two sons, Travis (Denise) Thomas of Bogalusa and Jerry (Nancy) Thomas of Sandy Hook, MS; two daughters, Janell (Charles) Lumpkin of McNeil, MS and Brenda McNutt, Burkeville, TX; three sisters, Kathren Crain of Denham Springs, LA, Peggy Populis of Walker, LA, and Betty Rothermel of Aztec, NM; 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 27 great great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ottis Stringer and Lille Lowery Stringer; her husband, Virgil Thomas; her son, V.L. Thomas; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel. Rev Dewayne Ball and Rev Clyde Cooper will officiate. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. James Iverson WatsonDecember 13, 1952 - April 15, 2017Jim Iverson Watson passed from this life on April 15, 2017 at his home at age 64. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Jim undoubtable left a mark and lasting impression on everyone he met. As a master carpenter, he not only built the most beautiful homes in the area but had the vision and creativity to help others visualize their dreams for their projects. A man of the land, Jim was an excellent beef cattle farmer and gardener. Every year, Jim’s garden would not only sustain the family with beautiful vegetables, but he generously fed many of the people in his community for whom he had the utmost care and respect. In addition, Jim was known for his sweet honey, which he harvested by the gallons. He loved reading—fiction, non-fiction, farming magazines and would sometimes read a book in just a few hours. A hard-working man, Jim was recognized by many in the community in his old blue truck with his dog companions riding with him. He was there to help anyone. Jim’s biggest joy was spending time with his granddaughter Noah Claire or as he liked to call her Peanut. They shared many experiences – trips to the barn, cooking projects, badminton and just hanging out in each other’s company. For those who knew Jim, there was never a dull moment. He will be dearly missed by many and thought of often for his one-of-a-kind personality. Survived by wife Sylvia Lindsly Watson, son Jeremiah Watson and wife Kristin, granddaughter Noah Claire, loving sisters Martha, Mary, Irene and Pat; nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents Willie B. Watson and Bettie Belle Muse Watson. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away…He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” Revelation 21:4-7. Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church on Tuesday April 18 from 6pm to 8pm and Wednesday April 19 from 8 am until service at 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston TX 77210 for cancer research or Pine Ridge United Methodist Church, 3893 Hwy 440, Kentwood, LA 70444 or charity of choice. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.   Dewey ThomasJuly 2, 1930 - April 15, 2017JOHN DEWEY THOMAS, AGE 86 and a lifelong resident of the Thomas Community died Saturday evening April 15, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a longtime member of Thomas First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for over 50 years. Dewey was the owner/operator of Thomas Tractor Sales. He served for many years on the Washington Parish Police Jury and also on the Washington Parish School Board. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War era. Survived by: Wife of 60 years: Frankie Dillon Thomas of Thomas; Son and Daughter in law: David and Dwana Thomas of Thomas; 2 Grandchildren: Matthew Thomas, Jessica Thomas; Brother: Douglas Thomas of Thomas; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Ada Merle Menish, Ledonia Hill both of Bogalusa, Janette and Tommy Ahlman of Thomas; Sister in law: Shirley Thomas of Thomas; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends He was preceded in death by his parents Commodore Thomas and Marie Ard Thomas, 2 brothers and a sister in law Simon and Elizabeth Thomas, Phillip Thomas, 3 sisters and brothers in law Elizabeth and Herman Thomas, Waver and Houston Jordan, Isabelle and James Hayman and a sister in law Christine Thomas.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday April 16th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at Thomas First Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Monday with Rev. Shadd Pittman and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the Thomas First Baptist Church Building Fund (30354 Hwy 424, Franklinton, LA 70438)Pallbearers: Clay Thomas, Mike Thomas, Sean Caldwell, Ronald Bello, Randy Branch, Bradley BarberHonorary Pallbearers: Clayton “Dinky” Knight, Johnny Crain, Dr. Jerry Thomas, David Wood, Bobby Crowe, David "Squirrel" Thomas and deacons of Thomas First Baptist Church Harold Thomas, Robbie Michel, Danny Thomas, Lewis Breland April Franchesca DiFabrizio December 15, 1968 - April 11, 2017 April Franchesca DiFabrizio, age 48, born on December 15, 1968 in Charleston, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at her residence in Covington, LA.The sweetest smile and laughter like sunshine in our day. A mother’s precious treasure suddenly left our life today. Talent with creativity a wondrous gift she had loved making people happy now gone and love ones sad. Always had far-reaching vision’s and many facet’s, she was a gem. The life she so traveled shattered heartbreak, we mourn her end.She was charmed and love working aboard, “The SS Monterrey”, its maiden voyage leaving New York, Panama Canal, California, and Hawaii was their home base. Had many friends in San Francisco working at Fisherman’s Wharf until the earthquake in 1989. She returned to New Orleans found herself working on the Mississippi Queen Cruise lines traveling on the Mississippi River to Minnesota. She was a surgical tech and she worked in several hospitals. April was a lovely person her heart was her best part.Survivors include loving mother April Bersin of Madisonville, LA; aunts, Eleanor Ringel of West VA; and Alice Kerner of CA; special friend, Art Riley; her lovely cats, Lucy and Daisy; and cousins and friends.She is preceded in death by her twin brother, Nicholas Michael DiFabrizio; and her father, Dennis Michael DiFabrizio.Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Lovell JohnsonJune 22, 1959 - April 11, 2017Lovell Johnson was born June 22, 1959 to the late Joseph Johnson, Jr. and Ora Lee Brumfield Johnson in Bogalusa, LA. He departed this life on April 11, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Our Lady of The Angel Hospital. He was the last child of eight siblings. He leaves to cherish his memory; one son, Ryhem Johnson of Detroit, MI; two daughters, Lee Ora Johnson of Las Vegas, NV, and Kierra Johnson of Detroit, MI; two brothers, Charles (Gayle) Johnson, of Bogalusa, LA, and Willie Ray Johnson of Houston, TX; four sisters, Janie Lee Peters, Gilda Bell, and Rose (Eddie) Adams, all of Bogalusa, LA, and Barbara (Ron) Felice of Richmond, TX; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Ora Lee) Jonson; and one brother, Clifton Brumfield.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 am at Crain and Son’s in Bogalusa, LA, followed by Funeral Services at 1:00 pm with Rev, Charlie Parker officiating. Ora Ellen Varnado JamesOctober 26, 1916 - April 11, 2017ELLEN VARNADO JAMES, AGE 100 and a resident of Franklinton, LA passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 surrounded by family members. She was born on October 26, 1916; the firstborn child of Henry Newton Varnado and Ora Ellen McCain Varnado. She married Clyde Walter James of the Hayes Creek Community on February 10, 1951. They moved to Covington, LA where they raised their family. In the 1960’s they moved back to Franklinton, LA.Ellen was a member of Franklinton First Baptist Church and the A.W. Robbins Sunday School class. For many years she was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 113 and NARFE. She loved to read, sew and cook. She and Clyde enjoyed the many camping trips they made with brother and sister in law, LeRoy and Cathy James. She loved her family and the time she spent with them – the visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her favorite. Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Joni James Brindle and Steven Brindle of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Randy C. and Diane James of Franklinton; Those that made her Grand and their spouses: Clay and Lisa James of Ponchatoula, Craig and Kandi James of Sandy Hook, Cori and Chris Clemmer of Orefield, PA, Ross and Heather Brindle of Broken Arrow, OK, Molli and Kevin Bond of Franklinton; Those that made her Great: Marlee James and Mila James, Olivia James, Mason Clemmer, Danica Clemmer and Colton Clemmer, Vivian Brindle, Emma Hill; Sister: Margaret Varnado Fussell of Franklinton; Brother in law and Sister in law: Roy and Kathy James of Covington; Also numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Clyde Walter James, her parents Henry Newton Varnado and Ora Ellen McCain Varnado, brother and sister in law Ray and Sally Varnado, brothers in law and sisters in law Harold Fussell, Alton and Irma James, Geneva and Pat Edwards and Malcolm and Rosetta James.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday April 14th from 12 pm until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Hayes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to her caregivers Ethel Williams, Edith Smith, Shemeka Dillon and Sheila Seal for their loving support through the years.   Josie Mae WilliamsMarch 08, 1948 - April 10, 2017Josie Mae Williams, born March 8, 1948, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at age 69 at her residence. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 52 years, Lee Voine Williams, Sr.; five daughters, Christina Terrie ( Torrence) Gary of Hendersonville, North Carolina, De’Beauchee Vondell (Toriano) Peters, Sandra (Hilbert) Lewis, Letha Enotris (Robert) Williams, Pamela Williams all of Bogalusa, LA; seven sons, Lee Voine (Sidney) Williams, Jr. of West Point, New York, Charles (Jodi) Williams of Trenton, Ohio, James Williams of Jacksonville, Florida, John (Natasha) Williams of Arlington, Virginia, Job Williams of Texas, Daniel (Darcel) Williams of Lacombe, LA and Brandon (Erica) Williams of Bogalusa, LA; a host of Grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by one daughter, Wilma Jane Dunn and granddaughter, Joleeza Dunn.Visitation will be Friday, April 14, 2017 2:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home- Bogalusa. The Family hour will be 6:00PM – 7:00PM.The funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday, April 15, 2017 at The Kingdom of God Church 814 Union Ave. Bogalusa, LA with Rev. M.J. Galloway, officiating. The interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.  Jackson Louis BrumfieldMay 1, 1931 - April 10, 2017JACKSON LOUIS BRUMFIELD, AGE 85 and a resident of Franklinton died Monday morning April 10, 2017 at his home. He was born to the late John A. Brumfield and Ophelia Bridges Brumfield in the Hayes Creek Community on May 1, 1931. Jackson married his high school sweetheart, Mary Louise Magee in 1954. Soon after, he became the first athlete from Franklinton to play for a professional sports team. “Stonewall Jackson” played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League until an injury cut short his professional career. He then served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill for 2 years before he and Mary Lou moved to Terrebonne Parish, where he taught school and coached for over 10 years. Jackson eventually made his way back to Franklinton where he became a successful dairy farmer and football coach at Bowling Green School. He was also a co-owner of S&M Fertilizer Company. He was a longtime member and deacon of Clifton Baptist Church, where he also taught Sunday school. Jackson enjoyed gardening which allowed him to share his vegetables with those in his community. He also enjoyed playing golf and following his grandchildren in whichever pursuits they participated in. He loved children and helped support their causes, be it those of his family, church or at Bowling Green School. He would also play the role of Santa Claus for his family gathering each year.Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Sheila and Jerry Guy, Jackie and Randy Thomas, Jewel and Jerry Fruge all of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Curt and Melina Guy, Laura Guy, Shelley Thomas, Emily and Wes Stewart, Caleb Fruge, Cailee Fruge; 2 Great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Wayne and Linda Brumfield of Mt. Hermon; Sister in law and Brother in law: Anna Dell and Phillip Creel of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.He was also preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Mary Louise Magee Brumfield, 4 brothers John R. Brumfield, Elgin Brumfield, Denman Brumfield, Jimmy Brumfield and 2 nephews Reggie Brumfield, Denny Brumfield.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday April 12th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday at Clifton Baptist Church (27312 Hwy. 25) from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Thursday with Rev. Tony Hicks and nephew Rev. Frederick Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Hayes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to his caregivers Brenda Magee and Irma Singleton for their support through the years.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Clifton Baptist Church Youth Fund. Christopher Bernard Harris September 18, 1967 - April 8, 2017Brother Christopher Bernard Harris was born September 18, 1967 to the late Clarence and Myrtis Harris Sr. and was the youngest of fifteen children. At an early age he was baptized at Allen Temple COGIC in Bogalusa, LA. He attended Bogalusa High School and was the quarterback for the football team. "I was the fastest on the team". Bernard met Gail in 1989 and later wed in in 1998. To this union a daughter was born, Carissa Rebecca Harris and son was gained, Noel Gallo (from Gail's previous relationship.In 1998 Bernard was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and fought with this disease for many years with his wife by his side. In his past time, Bernard loved playing dominos, watching his favorite football team; the New Orleans Saints, eating his cookies and honey burns, going to church to listen to the gospel choirs, and when stricken to his BMW (wheelchair), he would rock all the babies to sleep. Bernard became a member of the Faith, Hope and Charity COGIC under the late Supt. Felton Brumfield presently Eld. Antoine Brumfield. Christopher departed the earth April 8, 2017 at his home with his wife, daughter and grand-daughter, Kjalyn by his side.Bernard will be forever cherished by: his loving wife, Gail Harris, his daughter, Carissa Harris, he son Noel (Charnelle) Gallo; three granddaughters: Kjalyn Webb, Nakaria Gallo and Kavaina Hurd, five grandsons: Randy Jackson, Nigel Gallo, Treamaine Chatman, Jermaine Chatman and Trevell Hills; two god children: Ae'Raeil Watson and AyDenn Watson; seven sisters: Rosie Lee McGowan, Helen Riley, Christine (Ralph)Graves, Hazel Harrington, Aline Silas, Lovie (Ronald) Torregano and Gloria Ladner; five brothers: Tommy Silas, M. L. Ladner, Ladelle Ladner, Jesse (Juanita) Ladner and Clarence Harris Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.Christopher was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Myrtis Harris, two siblings, Lieutenant Ladner and Laverne Ladner and a brother in law, Mike Harrington. Evelyn DysonJanuary 22, 1930 - April 08, 2017Evelyn Harris Dyson passed away on April 8, 2017 at the age of 87 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Evelyn, or “Freck” as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of John and Laura Harris of Bogalusa, LA. and was number 6 of 7 siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Melodysse F. Dyson and four siblings. Beloved to all, she was a longtime resident of New Orleans, LA. In 2005, after hurricane Katrina ravished her historic Ponchatrain Park neighborhood, she relocated to Garland, TX and finally settled into her own home in Baton Rouge LA. Born and raised in Bogalusa, LA. Evelyn, along with two other siblings, converted to Catholicism at a young age and was baptized in Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa, LA. She attended high School at Central Memorial in Bogalusa where she played basketball and earned the nickname “rooster” due to her fiery red hair. Her basketball skills earned her a scholarship to Grambling State University where she played basketball and was a majorette in the historic Tiger Marching Band. She was also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Evelyn retired from 30 years of dedicated service as a school teacher with the New Orleans Parish School System, and she was also an entrepreneur. She sold her handmade decorative ceramics, encyclopedias, reading programs, and her famed lemon extract cakes baked from a recipe shared by her beloved sister-in-law, Myrtle Dyson. She was a member of the American Business Women Association and was honored in the 70’s with the Woman of the Year award. Evelyn loved crafts and sewing. A style fashionista, she often altered her store-bought clothing to reflect her keen sense of style. At Christmas she gifted her family with pillows reflecting the Nativity Story. This past Christmas she made pillows with family’s football affiliations of LSU, OU, SU and (of course) the New Orleans Saints. Evelyn’s true love was cooking and what brought her the most joy was cooking for her family and friends. She was an accomplished cook and will always be remembered by her delectable and elaborate holiday meals which always included her fabulous Gumbo. Blessed with a sweet spirit, kindness to all was Evelyn’s claim. She was soft spoken but not to be mistaken for shy. She had a quick wit and a sly sense of humor that you might miss if you weren’t paying attention. She loved serving her family and others. Cherishing these memories and many more are her devoted daughters, Melodye D. Baham (Baton Rouge, LA) and Evelyn “Kellye” Dyson Lee (Garland, TX), sons-in-law, Theodore Wayne Baham and Don L. Lee, beloved grandsons, Corey W. Baham (Stillwater, OK) and Theodore Brent Baham (Baton Rouge, LA); daughter- in- law, Jamie Baham; great-grandsons, Maxwell E. Baham and Mason A. Baham; siblings, Ursuline H. Smith (Houston, TX) and Benny G. Harris (New Orleans, LA); sister in law, Gwen Harris; and a host of relatives and friends. A special recognition goes to Lynn T. Richardson (Niece) and Sharlette “Nunu” Blanchard (neighbor) her faithful companions and friends who allowed her to live independently in her home until she departed for her final resting place. A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 4700 Pineda St. at 10:00 a.m. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be held in Franklinton, Louisiana at Sweet Home Church cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Melodysse F. Dyson. Family and friends are invited to attend the services. Arrangements handled by Crain and Son’s Funeral home, Franklinton, LA.  Lana Jo Cantrell ToddApril 8, 2017It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Sister, Aunt, and friend Lana Jo Cantrell Todd. Lana passed, at age 66, early in the morning hours of April 8th after a long battle with COPD. Lana was born in Bogalusa, LA and grew up in Franklinton, LA where she graduated from Franklinton High School. She then attended L.S.U., P.R.C. and S.L.U. Lana decided to live in Baton Rouge and worked retail until being hired by the State of Louisiana Housing and Finance Agency where she worked for decades and was lauded with awards for her performance. She retired from the Louisiana School Retirement System. Lana was extremely artistic and loved creating something out of little to nothing. Her love and wit went into everything she crafted. She was most renowned for her cloths pin dolls. Many will remember her 20 plus years at the Broadmoor Arts and Crafts Festival. However, her favorite hobby was spending time with her granddaughter, Camryn. She will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. Lana is survived by her daughter, Carrie Todd Yelverton and her spouse Eric Yelverton of Central, and their daughters Aubrey and Camryn; sisters, Terry Seal of Franklinton and Janice O’Connor of Baton Rouge; and brother, Wayne Cantrell and spouse Pat Webb Cantrell of Bell Vista, AR. She was preceded in death by husband, Harry Todd Jr. of Baker; parents, Vaughn and Josye Cantrell of Franklinton; and sisters, Roxanne Burris and Evon Koonse. Pallbearers will be Vincent Misita, Brent Misita, Vic Todd, Jr., Rusty Todd, Michael Todd, Scott Blair, Chris Blair and Landon O’Connor. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Blair and George O’Connor, Jr. Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East Chapel, 11000 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm with religious services at 6 pm Wednesday conducted by Rev. Rodney Wood. Graveside services will be at noon on Thursday, April 13, in the Ellis Cemetery in Franklinton. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to or Franklinton First Baptist Church.  Ouita F JourdanDecember 7, 1933 - April 8, 2017Ouita F. Jourdan born December 7, 1933 went home to be with The Lord on April 8, 2017 at the age of 83. She was a a member of Hebron Baptist Church of Bush, La.She leaves behind a son, Miles Simpson of Bush, La. and daughter, Sheila Aulbach of Sun, La., 2 sisters, Verna Lee Keaton of Bogalusa and Marjorie Gittenger of North Carolina, 3 grandchildren, Terrence Kent, Joshua Kent and Rita Aulbach, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Hebron Baptist Church of Bush, La. Skyler Daniel BurchApril 8, 2017SKYLER DANIEL BURCH, the infant son of Lindsey Ann Fleming and Kevin Don Burch of Bay St. Louis, MS was delivered into the arms of God at 5:30 am Saturday April 8, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Jesus said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14Also Survived by: 2 Brothers: Dorian Christopher-Michael Beaver, Luke Kevin Fazekas; Grandparents: Robert Daniel “Bobby” Fleming of Picayune, MS, Patricia “Patti” and Chris Schouest of Franklinton, Robin and Sue Burch of Mt. Hermon; Aunt and Uncle: Erica and Lee Navarre of Livingston; 2 Cousins: Noah Michael Navarre, Claire Renee NavarreA graveside funeral service will be held in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery at 11:00 am Friday April 14th with Rev. Scott Spinks officiating.  Jessie M. MillerFebruary 14, 1931 - April 07, 2017Jessie M. Miller was born February 14, 1931 from the union of Purvis and Lona Anthony in Franklinton, Louisiana. She attended the Washington Parish School System in Franklinton where she was a lifelong resident. On March 23, 1948, she married Samuel Louis Miller and from that union eight children were born. She was a warm, generous, kind and compassionate person. Over the years, she shared her home with many guests who soon viewed her as their best friend or even their “mother.” Everyone was always welcomed and genuinely loved in her home. Jessie enjoyed working in her yard, giving special attention to her plants and flowers. She had a green thumb and anything she touched flourished.Jessie was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on June 22, 1986. She was well known and loved by those in her community. She especially loved her door to door ministry where she expressed her faith based on the promises from her God, Jehovah, and his son Jesus Christ. Also in her congregation, she participated with her regular comment of “To add to the others comments.”Sadly on Friday, April 7, 2017, Jessie fell asleep in death at her home surrounded by her children, grandchildren and brother. She was affectionately none as Mo-Mo Jessie’, “Mo-Mo”, ‘Grandma Jessie’, ‘Granny’, ‘Mee-Mama’, Sister Miller, or Sister Jessie. She was the glue that kept the family happy, stable, and content. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel L. Miller and her son, Louis Sylvester “Tyrone” Miller. Jessie leaves to cherish and continue her spiritual legacy and beautiful memories, Janice (Booker) Holloway, Greenville, MS, Patricia (Michael-deceased) Pickett, Franklinton, LA, Jerome (Mamie) Miller, Independence, LA, Adelene (Gilbert) Nunez, Franklinton, LA, Terry (Shinita) Miller, Jackson, MS, Samuel C. (Fay) Miller, Visalia, CA, Donna L. ‘Penny’ Adams, Franklinton, LA, a special son/grandson, Gavin Miller and a beloved daughter, Chekeitha M. Anders, New Orleans, LA; two brothers, John (Marcia) Anthony, Bakersfield, CA, and Silas Bickham, Franklinton, LA In addition, she leaves 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Also, dear to her was her close neighborhood friends, Nellie Mae Lundy and Bessie Lee Manning. She cherished her long time ‘running buddies’, Sandra Pierce, Betty Walters and Lori Burton.We are looking forward to seeing her again when the earth is transformed into a beautiful paradise.Visitation will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1:00 PM followed by Funeral Services 2:00 PM Interment will be held in Franklinton, Louisiana at Greater Hays cemetery. Arrangements handled by Crain and Son’s Funeral home, Franklinton, LA. Quincy Adams September 7, 1936 - April 7, 2017 Quincy Adams, 80, resident of Angie, LA passed away on April 7, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. He was born in Washington Parish, LA on September 7, 1936.Qunicy is survived by his wife Charlene S. Adams; a son Tommy (Kellie) Adams; a daughter Tammy Boone (Greg Slade); grandchildren Jeremy Boone, Quincy Durwood “Bucky” Adams (Megan Passaro), Chase Boone (Amanda Johnson), Andrew Adams (Hailie), Kayla Boone (Tyler Knight); great grandchildren Levy Boone, Addyson Adams, Avery Boone, Aiden Thomas.He is preceded by his parents B. J. and Agnes Ard Adams; his brothers Marvin Adams and John E. Adams; and a sister Bonnie Mae Strahan.Visitation will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue Monday morning, April 10, 2017 at 9:00 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Bro. Glenn Erwin and Bro. Larry Mizell will officiate and interment will follow at Reubin Adams Cemetery. Nadine Joiner AndersonNovember 05, 1954 - April 07, 2017Nadine Joiner Anderson, 62, resident of Amite; died April 7, 2017; Everyone is welcome to attend a Graveside Service at Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Mt. Hermon on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11 AM. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of the arrangements.  Tommy C. OdomJune 6, 1943 - April 6, 2017TOMMY C. ODOM, AGE 73 and a resident of Pine died Thursday evening April 6, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born in Bogalusa but spent his younger years in Arizona before becoming a longtime resident of Southern California. Tommy retired after a career with Sunkist as an equipment operator and later returned to Washington Parish. He enjoyed watching the Fair parade and attending the Washington Parish Free Fair every year. He loved to go to O’Bryant’s merchandise auctions and dirt-track car races. Tommy was the very first member of Grace Apostolic Church in Pine.Survived by: Son and Fiancé: Darrell Odom and Kae-C Ann Clark of San Antonio, TX; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: John and Iris Odom, Robert and Marilyn Odom all of Thomas; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Jo and Vincent Dillon of Thomas, Nelda Penton of Franklinton; 2 Sisters in law: Elaine Odom of Graham, TX, Jean Graves Howell of Wichita Falls, TX; Special Friends: Pat Dillon, Joel Hill, Bill McCain; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Graves Odom, his parents J.W. Odom and Margie Dykes Odom and a brother Homer “Pete” Odom.Visitation will be Tuesday April 11th from 9 am until 2 pm at Grace Apostolic Church in Pine. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Tuesday with Rev. Brian Dunn, Rev. W.L. Tullos, Rev. Leon Hickman and nephew Bro. Anthony Odom officiating. Burial will follow in the Stateline United Pentecostal Church Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to help cover final expenses. Pallbearers: Waylon Dillon, Brent Dillon, Tim Dillon, Blake Dillon, Jimmy Wilson, Nathan DunnHonorary Pallbearers: Joel Hill, Bill McCain, Bill Snyder, Brian O’Bryant, Denford Smith, Pat Dillon Shanda Cherie Cothern December 10, 1991 - April 6, 2017 Shanda Cherie Cothern, 25, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Angie, LA. She was born in Bogalusa, LA on December 10, 1991.Shanda is survived by her son Brayden Cothern of Angie, LA; her parents Craig and Angela Cothern of Angie, LA; her brother Dustin Cothern of Washington Parish, LA; her sister Amanda L. Cothern of Angie, LA; her paternal grandfather Billy Cothern of Bogalusa, LA; her maternal great grandmother Esther Breland Allison: an aunt Melissa White of Angie, LA; her uncles Mike (Joy) Cothern of Washington Parish, LA and Bryan Cothern of Hammond, LA; and numerous other relatives and friends.She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Doyle and Frances Seal; her paternal grandmother Charlotte Cothern and her maternal great grandfather T. B. Breland.Visitation will be Sunday April 9, 2017 at New Bethel Church in Angie, LA from 4:00 pm until the service at 6 pm. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Pastor Chris Allman officiating. Gertrude Hughes May 19, 1954 - April 5, 2017 Gertrude Hughes died April 5, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Athelee Gerald SchillingJanuary 26, 1920 - April 5, 2017Athelee Gerald Schilling, born January 26, 1920, departed this world for heaven at her residence in Pine La, on April 5, 2017 she was affectionately known as "Grandma" by many, she enjoyed caring for her family, making the best homemade biscuits around, gardening and just being outdoors.A beloved and devoted mother and grandmother, she leaves behind one son, Bennie Schilling (Debbie), three grandchildren, Teresa Schilling Rosenthal (David), Christy Schilling Galloway (Chris), Tammie Schilling Magee (Terry), eight great grandchildren, Sharah, McKenna, Dalton Rosenthal, Ben, Jake, Cade Galloway, Tyler Mattes, Dallen, Garrison Magee; and also several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Rhoda Gerald, three brothers, Henry, George and James (Jay) Gerald, five sisters, Alty Gerald, Alma Gerald Thomas, Velma Gerald Dykes, Letha Gerald Rogers, Penn Gerald Pace, grandson, B.J. Schilling, and husband Edwin M. Schilling.Visitation will be held at Brown McGehee Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday April 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. until time for the service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Schilling Cemetery at Pine La. Brother Acy Barber and Bro Harold Gaddy will officiate. Wayne "Sonny" Corkern May 2, 1939 - April 5, 2017Wayne “Sonny” Corkern. age 77, a resident of Poplarville “Crossroads”, MS, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, MS. Sonny was well known as a local law enforcement officer with the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries. He was owner and operator of Washington Parish Ambulance Service for many years with his wife Mattie Fay Corkern. Also, owner and operator of St. Tammany Speedway in Lacombe, LA.He is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Fay Corkern; his son, Todd Corkern; his parents, Talmage William Corkern and Mable Wheat Corkern.He is survived by two daughters, Veronica Messiner of Picayune, MS, and Melanie King of Pearl River, MS; a son, Tim Corkern (Casey) of Newton, TX; a sister, Leatrice Mitchell (Danny) of Bogalusa, LA; a brother, Donald Corkern (Faye) of Deridder, LA; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at Bethel Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dan Finley and Pastor Billy Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Kennedy Cemetery in Crossroads, MS with Masonic graveside services. Betty FlynnAugust 12, 1939 - April 3, 2017Betty Flynn born August 12, 1939 went home to be with The Lord on April 3, 2017 at the age of 78. She was a nurse at the Rest Haven Nursing Home for 24 years of service and was also a member of Main Street Baptist Church.She is survived by her husband, Merrel Flynn of Bogalusa, 2 sons, Tommy and Charmaine Flynn and Terry(Suzanne) Flynn all of Bogalusa, 1 brother, H.B. (Elizabeth Ann) Stillwell of Bogalusa, nieces, Dana Duncan and Kellie Hebert both of Bogalusa,6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and numerous other nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman Buford and Arudla Penton Stillwell.Visitation will be held on Wednesday April, 5, 2017 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume after 8:00 A.M Thursday until service time at 11;00 A.M. Services will be conducted by Rev. Patrick Magee with the interment to follow in the Ponemah Cemetery. Rebecca Ranee FontanaMarch 23, 1963 - April 02, 2017Rebecca Ranee Athey Fontana passed away April 2, 2017 at home in Franklinton, LA. She was born to the late Elbert Haley and Wilda Lee Stephens of Franklinton, LA.Mrs. Fontana was a seamstress at Rutter Rex. She leaves to cherish one son, Stephen Lane Athey of Franklinton, LA; three daughters, Tabitha Athey, Katera Goodner and Faith Fisher all of Franklinton, LA; one brother, Kenneth Haley of Franklinton, LA and three sisters, Carolyn Haley, Jean Graves and Linda Kay Smith all of Franklinton, LA. She is preceded in death by her father, Elbert Haley and mother, Wilda Lee Stephens and husband, Bruce P. Fontana and one grandson, Gary Trey Athey.Visitation will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00 am at Crain and Son’s in Franklinton, LA with Brother Frederick Brumfield officiating.Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements. R C MageeNovember 15, 1934 - April 02, 2017R.C. Magee passed away April 2, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, LA. Mr. R.C. Magee was self-employed as a house painter. He was born to the late Juney Magee and Carrie Ellis Magee.He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Jessica Goss of Baton Rouge, LA and Rownever Bell of New Orleans, LA and one sister, Jessie Lee Magee of Franklinton, LA. He is preceded in death by his father, Juney Magee and mother, Carrie Ellis Magee.Visitation will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Crain and Son’s at Franklinton, LA. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Franklinton, LA with Pastor Johnny Causey, Pastor 0fficiating Interment will be at St. James Cemetery, Franklinton, LA. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements. Tyler Brock PhelpsMay 6, 1994 - April 2, 2017TYLER BROCK PHELPS, AGE 22 and a resident of Bogalusa died Sunday evening April 2, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Medical Center. He was an avid fisherman and loved being on the Bogue Chitto River. Tyler also loved mid-80’s old Chevy trucks, riding his 4-wheeler and hunting. He enjoyed making Bar-B-Que and building camp fires. Tyler was a devoted father to his little girls and always loved taking them to play at the park. Survived by: Wife: Adriane Rene Phelps of Franklinton; 2 Daughters: Halee Renee Phelps, Khloe Tyler Phelps; Father: Eddie Phelps of Bogalusa; Mother: Robin Varnado Phelps of Franklinton; Brother: Cody Phelps of Franklinton; Sister: Heather Chain of Magnolia, MS; Grandparents: Bernita Phelps of Bogalusa, Wava and Danny Hill of Amite; Aunts and Uncles: Niki and Wayne Hunt, Karen Phelps all of Franklinton, Wendy Neu of Amite, Jody and Nikki Varnado of Franklinton, Rusty Varnado of Houma; Nephew: C.J. Phelps of Franklinton; Mother in law and Father in law: Angela and Anthony Frasier of Franklinton; Grandparents in law: Barry and Mary Pence of Franklinton; Brother in law and Sister in law: Austin Frasier, Kandase Frasier; Also numerous other family members and friendsHe was preceded in death by grandfathers Charles Phelps and Russell Varnado and an uncle Wayne Phelps.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday April 5th from 5 pm until 11 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Burdette Thomas, Bro. Charlie New and Bro. Thomas Graves officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.Pallbearers: Jeff Sumrall, Tico Polkey, Lee Steele, Austin Frasier, Danny Hill, Billy DillonHonorary Pallbearers: Zack Phelps, Sebastian Bascle Rick WoodFebruary 17, 1953 - April 2, 2017RICHARD ALAN “RICK” WOOD, AGE 64 and a resident of Madisonville died Sunday afternoon April 2, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a native of Washington Parish and a 1971 graduate of Franklinton High School where he played in the marching band. Rick then graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University before also graduating from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He worked for many years as the Chief Civil Deputy for the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and later as an investigator and the public information officer for the Washington-St. Tammany District Attorney’s office before retiring. Rick enjoyed playing tennis and golf and liked to travel. He always cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and family. Survived by: Wife: Vicki McKenzie Wood of Madisonville; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Emily and Steve Kudirka of Madisonville, Joanna and Justin Bowles of Ponchatoula, Haylee Thomas of Pine; 4 Grandchildren: Lyla Kudirka, Austin Kudirka, Kamryn Bowles, Laken Moore; Brother and Sister in law: Bill and Cheryl Wood of Collierville, TN; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Susan Thomas of Franklinton, Jodie and Jimmy Foster of Sugar Land, TX; Mother in law: Jimmie Lou McKenzie of Pine; Brother in law and Sister in law: Ronald and Joyce McKenzie of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents William A. Wood, Sr. and Lorelle McClain Wood and brother in law Glen Thomas.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton) Wednesday April 5th from 9 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Marc Gregoire, Wayne Miller and Robbie Stuart officiating. Burial will folloa in Eliis Cemetery. Following the service, a reception celebrating Rick’s life will be held for friends and family at his home in Madisonville.  Eric E. "Bull" StricklandNovember 12, 1931 - April 02, 2017Eric E. "Bull" Strickland, age 85 and a resident of Kentwood, died at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond.  He was born on November 12, 1931 in Kentwood. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. He was a loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was retired from the Louisiana DOTD after working for 35 years as a Highway Engineer. He is survived by his two daughters, Karen Strickland McLaughlin and husband, Marvin, of Kentwood and Kelly Strickland Bennett and husband, Tony, of Kentwood; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Bennett and wife, Angel, of Holiday, FL, Jennifer Decota of Roseland, Charlee McLaughlin and husband, Adam, of Kentwood, Trevor McLaughlin of Hammond and Kirby Bennett of Fort Worth, TX; ten great-grandchildren, Taylor Toney and husband, Brenden, Hannah Bennett, Emma Fulkerson, Sebastian McLaughlin, Abigail Ebers, Emily Decota, Kyla McLaughlin, Lillie McLaughlin, Austin Bennett and Trent Decota, and one great-great-grandson, Bradley Toney; one sister, Francis Strickland of Hammond; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Maxine Walker Strickland; parents, Eric Alwin Strickland and Lona Varnado Strickland; three sisters, Rucie Marie Strickland, Maxine Strickland Turner, and Kirby Urlene Strickland; and one brother, Irwin Alwin Strickland. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon. Services conducted by Dr. Danny R. Smith. Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery, Kentwood. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Materials Fund, 73072 Hwy 1054, Kentwood, LA 70444. Julie Mae Nichols July 12, 1923 - April 1, 2017Julie Mae Nichols died April 1, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Chris Anthony Caves January 20, 1972 - April 1, 2017 Chris Anthony Caves, age 45 and a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born on January 20, 1972.He is preceded in death by his mother, Susie Laura Caves; his father, Roy Dale Caves; an uncle, Ollie Jack Dillon; his father-in-law, Michael Hemphill; and his brother-in-law, Aaron Hemphill.He is survived by is wife, Tammy Hemphill Caves of Bogalusa, LA, his daughter, Breanna Mikel Caves of Bogalusa, LA; his son, Dalton Wayne Caves of Bogalusa, LA; three step-children, Matthew Christopher Hemphill, Arianna Faith Enman, and Noah Tyler Hemphill all of Bogalusa, LA; his mother-in-law, Patricia Hemphill Benson (Phil) of Mobile, AL; three wonderful brothers, Whitney Aaron Holloman, Shane Everett Holloman, and Roy Caves; his sister-in-law, Michelle Jenkins Holloman and children.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Ann Little Hutchinson March 16, 1933 - April 1, 2017Ann Little Hutchinson died peacefully April 1, 2017, at the age of 84. She is survived by her daughter, Jodi Hutchinson Lafranca (Tim) and grandchildren, Will and Marcelle Lafranca, all of New Orleans, LA. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Duncan Hutchinson, her brother Henry Dean Little and her parents, Emmitt Little and Emily Purvis Little Channell.Born in Purvis, MS, on March 16, 1933, Ann graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1951 and the University of Southern Mississippi in 1955, and received her Education degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.She had a lifelong love of educating, teaching for 27 years, in the Bogalusa City School System. Upon retirement, she continued to contribute to her community by teaching GED requirements, helping many young women earn their independence.She was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church and a tireless volunteer with Camp Fire Girls and Camp Te Ca Towazi.Visitation is scheduled at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday April 4, 2017, from 12:00 noon until the service time of 2:00p.m. The Rev. Clay Norwood will officiate and interment will be held in Ponemah Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Disabled American Veterans at dav.org, or the charity of your choice.The family wishes to thank care providers Lisa Holloway, George Webber and the staff at The Trace for their compassionate care and love. The family would also like to thank the Nursing Staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital for their excellent care during her final days. Josephine Perez CurrierDecember 01, 1922 - April 01, 2017Josephine Perez Currier, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at  on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Kentwood Manor. She was born December 1, 1922 in Baton Rouge and was 94 years of age. She is survived by her 3 sons, Vincent James “Jimmy” Currier and wife, Lynette, Ponchatoula, S. Donald Currier and wife, Kim, Amite, and David Currier and wife, Julia, Kentwood; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and sister in law, Alice Perez. Preceded in death by her husband, Vincent P. Currier; parents, Salvatore and Emanuela Perez; brothers,  Sam Buccere, Frank Buccere, Dominick Perez, Henry Perez, Mike Perez and Tony Perez; sisters,  Angelena D’Antoni, Lena Brayata and Mary Misita and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 8:30 AM  until 11:30 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12 Noon. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.  Jimmie Lathan PittmanFebruary 08, 1953 - March 31, 2017Jimmie Lathan Pittman, 64, of Kentwood, passed away at North Oaks Hospital on Friday, March 31, 2017. Born February 8, 1953 in Hammond. He was an active member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and was employed with Bayou Steel Corporation for 35 years. Jimmie was a graduate of Hammond High School and a part of the football state championship team 1970. He also graduated from Auburn University in 1976, where he played college football for four years. Some of his favorite pastimes and fondest memories were enjoying breakfast and visiting with the other early birds in town, raising beef cattle and tending to his farm, camping with his family, building celebratory bon-fires, and riding in his truck with his ferocious fur-buddy, Jake. Activities that he enjoyed with his family were snow skiing, water skiing and “frogging” on the river, and attending Auburn football games, including the recent Sugar Bowl Championship game.  He was a great athlete and a lover of all sports. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Lathan Pittman and Amelia Carrier Pittman and his father in law, Alex A. Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Deborah “Debi” Rodriguez Pittman; daughters, Cassie Amelia Pittman and Caitlin Renee Pittman and fiancé, Kelvin Blades; sons, Chad Simpson and wife, Shelby, and Cory Simpson and wife, Susan; sisters, Linda Pittman Rose and Allan, Diane Pittman McCain and Sandy; four grandchildren, Chelsi Simpson, Tyler Simpson, Sophia Simpson, Dalton Simpson; mother in law, Esther Triche Rodriguez and many nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be a celebration of life for family and friends at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 5 PM until 9 PM. Services will continue t 11 AM at the church. Interment will follow at Spring Creek Cemetery. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to McKneely Funeral Home of Amite and Kentwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church in the name of Jimmie.  Billy Gene SylvestSeptember 15, 1928 - March 31, 2017Billy Gene Sylvest, age 88, was received by His Lord and Savior on Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born on September 15, 1928 in Alva, FL and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #101 in Franklinton. Billy was a lifetime devoted member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. After time in the National Guard, he later retired from AT&T in 1986 after 31 years of service. He spent his retirement years as a volunteer with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Campers on Mission, the North American Mission Board, and the Red Cross—traveling the US and Canada rebuilding churches, helping people after disasters, and making friends across the nation. He is survived by: Wife of 63 years – Jeanette Fisher Sylvest, Daughter – Marian Sylvest Porter Son and daughter-in-law – David and Sherry Sylvest, Grandchildren -- Philip (Lindsey) Porter, Lauren (Matt) Farrand, Mitchell Sylvest, and Austin Sylvest, Great grandchild -- Michael FarrandSister -- Freda Welch, Brother -- Lawrence (Nell) SylvestHe is preceded in death by: Parents – Cluster and Lucille Sylvest, Brothers –Sammie Jay Sylvest and Joe Floyd (Ann) Sylvest, Son-in-law -- Perry Alan PorterThe family will receive friends and family at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton from 9 to 12 on Tuesday, April 4, with a service at noon and burial at Bethel Baptist Church cemetery. Reverend Joe Kelly and Reverend Paul Watts will officiate.In Lieu of flowers—please consider a donation to Bethel Baptist Church or the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief.A special thank you to St. Tammany Parish Hospice, Gladys Ard, and Ramona Creel for their excellent care and guidance. Janet Suzette ThomasFebruary 15, 1983 - March 31, 2017Janet Suzette Thomas died March 31, 2017. Brown-McGehee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Daulton William Kennedy July 30, 1933 - March 31, 2017 Daulton William Kennedy, age 83 and a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. He was born on July 30, 1933 in Stateline, LA. He was a member of Ben's Ford Baptist Church and retired from Gaylord Paper Mill. He loved his gardening, camping, hunting, and fishing.He is survived by his wife, Elcyle Stringer Kennedy of Bogalusa, LA; two daughter, Jan Kennedy Harvey (Carl McWayne) of Bogalusa, LA, and Nan Kennedy Romano (Joe Paul) of Franklinton, LA; his son, William Dale Kennedy (Sarah Lynn) of Varnado, LA; seven grandchildren, Amy Barnwell (Mark), Jason Kennedy (Page), Amber Bell (Caleb), Scott Burt (Meagan), Raven Baughman (Brad), Michael Romano (Sunny), and Adam Romano; seventeen great-grandchildren, Trevor, Drew, Zachary, Olivia, Mitchell, Lillian, Avery, Brylee, Elizabeth, Parker, Braxten, Conner, Presley, John Eric, Russell, Brody, and Anniston; and a great-great-grandchild, Calvin.He is preceded in death by his son, David Allen Kennedy; his parents, Newton Dalco Kennedy and Sedgie Thomas Kennedy; his sister, Jerry Ann Fornea; and his brother, Nelson Kennedy.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M with Bro. Lynn Martin, Bro. Jimmy Byrd, and Bro. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.Active Pallbearers will be, Jason Kennedy, Michael Romano, Adam Romano, Scott Burt, Mark Barnwell, and Caleb Bell. Joseph Foreman December 22, 1960 - March 30, 2017 Joseph Foreman died March 30, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Deborah Holloway BlackburnOctober 24, 1954 - March 30, 2017Deborah Sue Holloway Blackburn, born October 24, 1954 passed away March 30, 2017 at Our Lady Of The lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge La. She was a native of Bogalusa La and a resident of Ponchatoula La. She is survived by one son Ronald Eric Blackburn of Ponchatoula La. Three daughters all of Ponchatoula, Stacey Thompson, Haley Blackburn and Rikki Barnes. Three brothers Gary Holloway, Donald Holloway, and Roger Holloway all of Bogalusa la. Three sisters, Dale Boler of Bogalusa la., Kay Lott of Bogalusa, and De De Pusa of Madisonville La. One granddaughter Ava Dell Rose Haas. She is preceded in death by her parents Wilmer C. and Maude Lee Holloway, brothers Wayne Holloway, Pete Holloway, Steve Holloway and Ricky Holloway. Sisters, Patsy Vigil, Gloria Jo Holloway, Jeannie Crews, Janice Tullos, and Schranga Lawrence.Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home 610 Ave F. Bogalusa La on Sunday April 2, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and will continue of Monday April 3 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m.. Burial will follow at Wallace cemetery. Julian Carl LeetApril 7, 1936 - March 29, 2017JULIAN CARL LEET, AGE 80 and a resident of Thomas died at 4:15 pm Wednesday March 29, 2017 at his home. He was a native and former longtime resident of St. Francisville that had lived in Washington Parish for the last 30 years where he was a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church. Julian was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War and a former park ranger with the Girl Scouts of America. He enjoyed carpentry and wood working, having made many different types of items through the years. He also enjoyed planting and caring for his vegetable garden each year. Julian loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors.Survived by: Wife of nearly 58 years: Mary Dibble Leet of Thomas; 4 Sons and a Daughter in law: Joseph Leet, of Pine David Leet, Mark and Selena Leet, James Leet all of St. Francisville; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Mary Joy and Royce Leet of Pine, Laura Mae and Marcus Norman of McKenzie, TN; 12 Grandchildren: Ashley Leet, Darin Hightower, Brandon Crain, Kevin Crain, Christopher Crain, Shelia Kaye Leet, Dalton Leet, Matthew Leet, Michael Leet, Charlotte Stokes, Zachary Norman, Mitchell Norman; 3 Great-grandchildren: Kynadi Crain, Bronwyn Crain, Julianna Hoffman; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Lawrence Leet of Slaughter, Claude and Cynthia Leet of Baton Rouge; Sister and Brother in law: Rita and Lloyd Landry of White Castle; Also numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents Ovide Leet, Sr. and Katie Dedon Leet, brother John Leet, brother and sister in law Ovide Leet, Jr. and Ion Leet, sisters Rosie Neal, Linnie Mae Felder, Stella Stokes and sister in law Mary Frances Leet.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 1st from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Sunday at Pine Missionary Baptist Church from 12 pm until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Sunday with Eld. Clyde Cooper and Eld. Gerald King officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery. William Thomas "Tubby" Fornea October 27, 1924 - March 29, 2017 Funeral Services for William Thomas “Tubby” Fornea will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at which time the service will be held. Rev. Kathy Pfleider and Rev. Karl Wood will be officiating. Interment will follow at Old Fornea Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.Mr. Fornea age 92, of Varnado entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Rest Haven Living Center. He was born to Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Russ Fornea on October 27, 1924. After graduating from Varnado High School, he entered Pearl River Junior College where he played football and was chosen All American. He joined the Army during WWII and served in Hawaii, Saipan, and Guam for four years, and he was a Bronze Star recipient.On his return home from the war he worked at the Bogalusa Coke plant for awhile and then went to work for Crown Zellerbach for 40 years. During this time he met the love of his life Marian Pace and they were married. They had one son, William Wade Fornea.Mr. Fornea loved his LSU Tigers, and was a avid fisherman, hunter and deep sea fisherman along with his wife and son. Until his wife Marian became sick and was put on dialysis, where she was the longest survivor of 26 years on dialysis. He worked and stayed by her side until her death in 1997.He is preceded in death by his twin, Qwnenda Lee; his parents, Joseph Russ and Linnie Rebecca Stallings Fornea; six brothers and sisters-in-law, John Aldon (Myrtle), James Thomas, Charles Henry (Olive), John Nolan (Mary Lee), Joseph Russ, Jr. (Myrtis), Coley Jerome (Gladys); also three sisters, Mary Alvester (Lampton) Connerlly, Helen Payne Chamblee Wood (Loyd), and Karl Wood, Ferne Hogan Martin (Alex).He is survived by his son, Wade Fornea; two brothers, Adolph Menjou (Betty) and Walter Green (late Kathryn); and numerous nieces and nephews; and one sister, Linnie Faye (Weldon) Dupuy; also a very special friend and caregiver stood by his wife for 26 years and him for 20 years, Catherine “Cat” Moses of Angie.To: Rest Haven Living Center a very special, “Thank You”, for the excellent care shown to Mr. Fornea.Active Pallbearers will be, Jay Williams, Rusty Fornea, Ben Kennedy, Reggie Kennedy, Jodi Knight, and Dale Williams. Katie "Tenny" Beall TemplesFebruary 13, 1932 - March 29, 2017Katie "Tenny" Beall Temples, a resident of Pine died at 3:30 pm Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church. Tenny was a cashier for many, many years at Pine Cash Grocery. She enjoyed cutting her grass, growing her vegetable garden and being in the outdoors. Tenny also enjoyed watching old Western TV shows with her family.Survived by: Daughter in law: Wynetta Gerald Temples of Pine; Grandchildren and Spouses: Randall and Anna Temples, Christie and John Bourgeois all of Pine; 4 Great-grandchildren: Hunter Temples, Logan Temples, Tristan Bourgeois, Grant Bourgeois; Sister in law: Ruth Ann Bell Sisterly of Pine; Also several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband Everet Temples, exactly one year ago by her son Roy Temples, parents Randolph Beall and Ruby Garner Beall and a brother Hershel Bell.Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Friday March 31st from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at the church Saturday from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Saturday with Eld. Gerald King and Eld. Brent King officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.Pallbearers: Hunter Temples, Logan Temples, Tristan Bourgeois, Rory Beall, Derrick McKenzie, Elton MileyHonorary Pallbearers: Grant Bourgeois, George Ladner, Woody Adcox Fletcher R. Hopkins April 5, 1930 - March 28, 2017Fletcher R. Hopkins died March 28, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Rev. Gene F. SimpkinsOctober 19, 1935 - March 27, 2017REV. GENE F. SIMPKINS, AGE 81 and a resident of Mt. Hermon passed away at 8:10 pm Monday March 27, 2017 at his home. He was a servant of the Lord and preacher for the United Pentecostal Church International for nearly 62 years. Gene attended the Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN and began his church pastoring in Newellton in 1958 before moving to churches in Farmerville and Holden. He began serving in Washington Parish in 1967 at the Mt. Hermon UPC, where he pastored for 15 years. He helped to build and then pastor the Bogalusa United Faith Church for over 17 years and later pastored in Independence for 5 years before retiring. During his ministry, Bro. Gene served as the Presbyter of the UPCI Louisiana district section 1 for 29 years. He adored his wife and loved spending time with his family.Survived by: Wife of 59 years: Pattyce Donaldson Simpkins of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Randall Gene and Dena Simpkins of Walker; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Wanda and Jerry Morgan of Harrison, AR, Suzonne and Rev. Randall Garcia of Mt. Hermon; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Ryan Simpkins, Tara Simpkins, Kristi and Jason Bledsoe, Kandi and Ty Rowland, Amanda and Todd Boyd, Jessica and Brian Goings, Pattyce and Cody Hughes; 8 Great-grandchildren: Jayden, Kyleigh, Austin, Landon, Brynlee, Tucker, Raylee Gene, Lucy; Brother: Aubrey Simpkins of West Monroe; Sister and Brother in law: Gladys and Eddie Joe Frazier of West Monroe; 2 Sisters in law and a Brother in law: Gloria and Rev. J.E. Burgess, Robbie AlfordHe was preceded in death by his parents T.O. Simpkins and Eva Spiller Simpkins, his father in law and mother in law S.T. and Freda Donaldson, and sisters in law Sandy Simpkins, Terralyn Donaldson and Ann Donaldson.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton) from 5 pm until 9 pm Thursday March 30th. Visitation will continue at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church (18018 Lee Road, Franklinton) on Friday from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Friday with Rev. T.F. Tenney, Rev. Randall Garcia, Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. W.L. Tullos, Rev. Kevin Cox and Rev. Billy Trusley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church Cemetery.Pallbearers are his 6 grandsons Ryan Simpkins, Todd Boyd, Brian Goings, Cody Hughes, Ty Rowland, Jason BledsoeHonorary Pallbearers are his great-grandsons Austin Boyd, Landon Boyd, Tucker Goings Danon Dwaine Moran June 22, 1970 - March 27, 2017 Danon Dwaine Moran, age 46, born on June 22, 1970, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his home in Bogalusa, LA.He is survived by his son, Jacob Taylor Moran of Houston, TX; his mother, Debbie Conn of Houston, TX ; his father, Jerry Moran of Bogalusa, LA; his brother, Aaron Moran of Bogalusa, LA; and his step-brother, Rick Conn of Houston, TX.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Pounds Cemetery. Carolyn Burch EasleyOctober 22, 1933 - March 24, 2017Carolyn Burch Easley, a native of Bluff Creek and resident of Kentwood passed away at 5:35 AM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at her home. She was born October 22, 1933 in Bluff Creek and was 83 years of age. She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the State of Louisiana. She is survived by her sons, Kirk Easley and wife, Judy, and Dean Easley and wife, Vickie; daughters, Cele Crawford and husband, Bruce, Gaye Glass and husband, Tim, and Lyne Creel and husband, Randy; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brother, James “Sonny” Burch and wife, Jerre; and sisters, Barbara Dell McDaniel, Jane Duncan and husband, Donald, Grace Helen Williams and husband, Martin, Cheryl Scott and husband, Sidney, and Beverly Easley and husband, Lester. Preceded in death by  her husband, Clayton F. Easley; grandson, Travis Clayton Easley; parents, Clifton Percy and Rena Chaney Burch; brothers, John “Jack” Burch, Sr., Donald Ray Burch and Percy Dean Burch; and her brother in law, Riley McDaniel. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church  from 6 PM until 9 PM on Monday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.  J. Leroy ToneyAugust 17, 1936 - March 23, 2017J. LEROY TONEY, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:30 pm Thursday March 23, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a graduate of Covington High School before becoming a United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era. Leroy then joined the FBI where he served in the fingerprint division. He then attended Southeastern Louisiana University to obtain an Education degree. Leroy taught Elementary School math, science and social studies for 20 years for the Washington Parish School Board and even volunteered with the schools long after retiring. He was a longtime member and Deacon of Trinity Baptist Church, where he was also music director and piano player and a Sunday school teacher. Leroy, alongside his wife, was also the owner/operator of S & L Shoe Repair for many years. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family.Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Angela and Chris Helton of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Tanner Rochester, Christen Helton, Wyatt Helton; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Joanne Niquiporo of Hammond, Carolyn Magee of Pine, Karen and Hollis Thompson, Sr. of Folsom, Debbie and Lloyd Hackney of Covington; 2 Step-Sisters and a Step-Brother in law: Dorothy and Willie J. O’Bryant, JoAnne Mixon; Step-Brother and Step-Sister in law: J.D. and Katherine Broadway; Brother in law and Sister in law: Bob and Cathy Walters; Also numerous nieces and nephewsHe was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Walters Toney, his parents Herman Toney and Lillie Folks Toney, step-mother Myrtis Seals Toney, sister in law Murleen Welch, brothers in law Joe Niquiporo, Russell Magee, Dolan Walters and step-brother in law Robert Mixon.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday March 26th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stan Statham and Rev. Clay Spinks officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the San Pedro Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Tanner Rochester, Cody Sumrall, J.P. Puckett, Wyatt Helton, Larry Welch, Lavon Welch Geraldine Davis Seals January 30, 1939 - March 23, 2017Geraldine Davis Seals, age 78 and a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born on January 30, 1939 in Pearl River County, MS, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. She was a member of Palestine Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA.She is survived by her sister, Glenda (Kenneth) Sauls of Carriere, MS; her nephews, Scott Sauls, Shane Sauls, and Chad Sauls all of Picayune, MS; her loving cargivers, Kaye Thomas, Kathy Willems, and Evon Bell.She is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Seals; her daughters, Sondra Seals, Cynthia Seals, and Kimberly Seals; and her parents, Ottis Wheat and Boneita Quave Wheat.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating. Interment will follow at Williams Cemetery. Racie l. Nichols December 20, 1976 - March 20, 2017Racie Nichols, age 40, passed away March 20, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Michael Shane LottOctober 17, 1969 - March 19, 2017Michael Shane Lott, 47, a resident of Franklinton, LA, passed away March 19, 2017 at his residence.  Visitation will be Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church from 12:00 PM until services at 2:00 PM.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Mr. Lott was born October 17, 1969 in Bogalusa, LA to Kenneth Ray Lott and Shirley Ann Cox Lott.  He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Franklinton.  He loved his job as a sheetrock finisher.  He loved his family and spending time with them.  He is preceded in death by his father, and a brother, James Edward Lott.He is survived by his fiancé, Angela Hickman of Franklinton; his mother, Shirley Lott; a daughter, Shana Lot of Columbia; a brother and sister-in-law, Anthony Lott and Nancy of Bogalusa, LA; a sister, Becky Lott of Covington, along with numerous other relatives and friends.A Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal ChurchPallbearers will be Brent Barber, Kevin Barber, Byron Graham, James Tate, Sam Matney, Earl Hickman, Shannon Graham and Mitchell Bryant. Loretta Lang Stewart February 6, 1951 - March 19, 2017 Loretta Lang Stewart “Though she is but little, she is fierce.”On St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, 2017, Loretta Lang Stewart entered the Kingdom of Heaven. She was born in Bogalusa, LA, on February 6, 1951. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Elverna “Pinkie” Lang, her brother Bernard Lang, and very recently, her sister, Charlotte Lang Leonard.She was a graduate of Pine High School and Sullivan Vo-Tech School of Nursing. An outstanding nurse, Loretta was most recently employed by Vital Health Services. She was also a faithful member of Annunciation Catholic Church.She was a devoted mother, sister, and friend, and she leaves behind her daughters Tabetha (Patrick) Ezell of Bogalusa and Nikki (Damon) Duke of Madisonville. She was adored by her grandsons Joseph and John Robert “Jack” Ezell and Finn Duke. She is also survived by her brother Glenn (Carolyn) Lang of Harvey; nephews Jeff (Vickie) Lang, Blake (Suzanne) Lang, Kenny (Cayla) Lang, Tracey Crain, Kyle (Christopher) Lang, and Michael (Alaina) Keen; and nieces Heather Toney and Michelle (Tim) Blansett; she is also survived by sisters-in-law Mimi (Ray) Fontenot and Terry (Perry) Keen, and brother-in-law Andy Stewart; her dear friend Danny (Jerri) Stewart, and great-nieces Katie Lang, Catelyn Blansett, Kailyn Potts, Cameron Lang, Megan Hunt, Ava Grace Rayborn, Evelyn Lang and Ana Rose Keen; and great-nephews Carey Blansett, Seth Crain, Nathan Keen, and Rayden Rayborn.To know Loretta was to love her. She was kind, generous, sincere, and a powerhouse of energy. Her courage and strength were an inspiration to so many, but especially to her family. She was tireless in her dedication to her family, and was selfless to her last breath. She was not only a “Mama” to her daughters, but also to many others as well, including her work families. She loved being a nurse, and she gained experience in many different fields of nursing, which allowed her comforting and loving presence to help so many patients in need. Nothing intimidated Loretta, for she had true faith in God; it was the most important lesson she instilled in others. She never worried, and she was always grateful for the blessings in her life. She leaves behind a void in the lives of all those she touched.Loretta was an incredible cook, a problem-solver, a healer, a no-holds barred Maw Maw, and an animal whisperer. She loved animals, and she leaves behind nine cherished and beloved cats and one dog.Her nephews Jeff, Blake, Kenny, and Kyle Lang, Tracey Crain, and Michael Keen will serve as pallbearers.Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 21 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 6:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, and will continue Wednesday, March 22, at Annunciation Catholic Church from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., at which time a Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette, whom Loretta dearly loved and admired. Interment will follow at Simmons-Lang Cemetery in Sheridan, LA.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Annunciation Catholic School or the Magnolia Chapter of the Bogalusa Humane Society in her name. Mary Evelyn Duncan CutrerDecember 27, 1936 - March 19, 2017Mary Evelyn Duncan Cutrer, a resident of Kentwood passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home in Kentwood. She was born December 27, 1936 in Mt. Hermon and was 80 years of age. She was a member of Tangipahoa Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Bobby O. Cutrer, Sr., Kentwood; 2 sons, Bobby O. “Neal” Cutrer, Jr., and wife, Dorothy, Kentwood, and Robert Carl Cutrer and wife, Sandra, Lake Jackson, TX; 4 grandchildren, Robby Cutrer, Laura Beck, Debbie Tarver, and Robert McGuire, Jr.; numerous great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Annie Mae Duncan Kyzar, Walker; 2 brothers, Wilbur Duncan, Jr., Ethel, and David Monroe Duncan, Mt. Hermon. Preceded in death by mother, Florence Hughes Duncan; father, Wilbur Duncan, Sr.; 3 brothers, Jerry P. Duncan, Charles C. Duncan, and Daniel E. Duncan; 1 sister, Leela M. Duncan. Visitation at Tangipahoa Baptist Church from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Greg Stewart. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.  Larry James BurrisNovember 13, 1943 - March 19, 2017Larry James Burris, Sr. was born November 13, 1943 in Clifton LA to the late George Burris and Margie Mae Burris. He departed this life on March 19, 2017 at Acadiana Management Group in Mandeville, LA.Larry was a construction worker and was self-employed. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Brenda Hart Burris of Franklinton, LA; two sons, Ricky (Angie) Burris of Mansfield, Texas and Larry (Latasha) Burris, Jr., of Franklinton, LA; two loving and devoted daughters, Jacqueline Burris Jones of Franklinton, LA and Tracy Burris of Grand Prairie, Texas; one brother, Gentris (Evelyn) Burris of Amite, LA.He is preceded in death by his son, Reginald D. Burris, Sr., father, George Burris, mother, Margie Burris his brothers, O’Neal Burris, Anderson Burris and Tyrone Burris. His sisters, Leida White, Bessie Littleton and Renella Henderson. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness.Funeral service will be held at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Elder Washington Drake – 0fficiating. Interment – Bethel Church Cemetery, Franklinton, LA. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements. Madison Claire PecoMay 14, 1998 - March 18, 2017Our most precious love, Madison Claire Peco (18), left this world on Saturday, March 18, 2017, and is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She is in the Heavenly realms where there is Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory, still our heart aches.Please join us for a Celebration of Life Service, to honor this beautiful soul, at First Baptist Church of Franklinton, 903 Cleveland Street. Visitation will be held from 5 pm until 9 pm on Thursday and continue after 12 pm on Friday until the time of the service at 2 pm.Those of us that know and love Madison can testify there is a light that shines from within her. She has a special kind of brightness even on the darkest day. She is the laughter and sweetness that reassures our heart in her presence, an advocate for the underdog. She is a leader, a strong voice in fairness and forgiveness. She is polite and respectful and loves little children, big families (that’s a good thing) and her faithful and loving friends. She is strong in faith and mighty in belief of the doing good unto others. Never full of a dull moment, she’s funny and she’s vivacious and always carries a willing heart…All these attributes that are God given make her a warrior, a priceless treasure for the Word of truth and trust. We will miss you our little sparkle.#MadiStrong ~Love Your Family-Love Your Friends~The family requests in Madi’s memory, do something kind for someone else. Support St. Jude’s, our local charities, blood centers and those in need.Madison was born on May 14, 1998. Parents of Madison are: Patsy and Jason McKenzie of Franklinton, La., Sal and Amy Peco of Hammond, La.; Grandparents of Madison are: Floyd and Renee Pitzer of Franklinton, La, John and Nancy Jacobsen of Tickfaw, La., Geary and Ann McKenzie of Pine, La., Greg and Mary Jo Johnson of Independence, La; The late Salvador Dominique and Marie Ferrara Peco formerly of Hammond, LaMadison has four siblings: Dylan and Ava Peco and Tyler and Chloe McKenzie.She is surrounded by a very large extended family and circle of friends.Pallbearers: Kelly Gideon, Chad Pitzer, John Jacobsen Jr., Cecil Landry, Josh Jenkins, Steven McKenzie, Ronnie Tallo, Randy Zeringue, Justin Jacobsen, Chess Kinchen, Charles Phillips, Marion Peco Hunter Fornea May 13, 1989 - March 18, 2017 Hunter Fornea, a resident of Varnado, LA, born on May 13, 1989, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 27.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Mary Busby ParsleySeptember 14, 1938 - March 17, 2017MARY NELL BUSBY PARSLEY, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:40 am Friday morning March 17, 2017 at her daughter’s home. She was the owner operator of Mary’s Sugar and Spice cake shop for over 30 years and a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Mary was also a member of the Franklinton Garden Club where she served as treasurer for 21 years. She loved baking, sewing, quilting, painting, floral arranging and gardening. Mary was a woman of vast talents and interests. She was member of Canaan Baptist Church.Survived by: Husband of 60 years: Bennie Ray Parsley of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Jonteel and Michael Thomas of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Alan Ray and Koleta Parsley of Humble, TX, David Everett and Leah Parsley of Chopin, LA; Grandchildren and Spouses: John Michael and Carly Thomas, Benjamin and Dana Thomas, Amanda and Zach Magee, Bethany and Wade Duplessis, Cody and Trude Parsley, David and Katie Mulkey, Danna Parsley, Joshua Parsley; 12 Great-grandchildren; Sister: Doris Cox; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Pete and Edith Busby, Jimmy and Margie Busby; Special Nephew: John A. Taylor; Special Niece: Sylvia Fussell; Also numerous other nieces, nephews and many friends.She was preceded in death by her parents James T. Busby and Rosa Rogers Busby, sister Jonteel Taylor, brother Floyd Busby and great-niece Shannon Fussell Gerald.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday March 18th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 12 pm on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery. Rhonda Bryant GoingsMay 29, 1973 - March 17, 2017RHONDA SUZANNE BRYANT GOINGS, AGE 43 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:34 pm Friday March 17, 2017 at Tulane Medical Center. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and later became a Registered Nurse. Rhonda began her career at Tulane Medical Center and also worked at North Oaks Hospital and Lallie Kemp Hospital. She was currently a home health nurse working throughout Washington Parish. Rhonda enjoyed reading and loved to sing. She adored her daughter and cherished their time together.Survived by: Daughter: Hannah Jolee Spears; Husband: Rayford Goings of Franklinton; 3 Step-Children; Parents: J.W. and Thelma Bryant of Franklinton; Sister: Rachel Bryant of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Russell and Jeanie Bryant of Kokomo, MS; Chad Bryant of Franklinton; 5 Nieces and Nephews: Brittany and David Galloway, Rockelle Bryant, Brett Bryant, Jeremy Bryant, Jathan “Bubby” Bryant; Great-niece: Riley Galloway; Father of her Child: Joey SpearsShe was preceded in death by her grandparents A.T. and Christine Goings and Johnnie and Rebecca Bryant.Visitation will be at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church Monday March 20th 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. Leon Hickman and Rev. Bryan Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Tyson Cemetery. Evie SingleySeptember 12, 1921 - March 17, 2017Goldie Evie Singley, 95, died Friday March 17, 2017. Evie was born September 12, 1921 in Picayune, Mississippi to the late parents of Roscoe and Elizabeth Kennedy and was a lifelong resident of Angie, LA. She was an active member of Monroe Creek Baptist Church and the Eastern Star of Pine. She touched many lives by visiting elderly people in the community and greeting with them with her warm smile and Christian love. Evie is preceded in death by her husband, Willie D. Singley of 64 years as well as one son, Willie Fay Singley. Evie is survived by devoted daughter and son-in-law, Mary Margaret and Richard P. Williams, Sr. of Angie, a son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Joyce Singley of Bogalusa and a daughter-in-law, Faye Singley. She had five grandsons: Dewayne Williams and wife Charlene of Angie, Michael Williams and wife Marcy of Cary, NC, Richard P. Williams, Jr. and wife Sarah of Angie, Brandon Singley and fiancé Gwen of Madisonville, Kevin Singley and wife Kasey of Bogalusa and one granddaughter Summer Singley of Bogalusa. Evie had five great granddaughters: Christina McMillan and husband Scott of Angie, Kellie Case and husband Tony of Bogalusa, Vivian Williams of Angie, Rosemary Williams of Cary, NC, and Katelyn Singley of Bogalusa and three great grandsons, Jacob Williams of Angie, Nicholas Williams of Cary, NC, and Wade Singley of Madisonville. Evie was also blessed with three great great grandsons: Andy and Ian McMillan of Angie and Will Case of Bogalusa. Additionally, she is survived by many nieces and nephews. Evie was survived in death by three brothers, William D. Kennedy and wife Earline, Huey Kennedy and wife Kathy, Edward Earl Kennedy and wife Sharon and two sisters, Deloris Phillips and Dorothy "Dot" Woodard and sister-in-law Clara Kennedy and brother-in-law Clyde Woodward, Sr. She was preceded in death by brothers, Samuel T. Kennedy and wife Beverly, Elder Robert Joe Kennedy and sisters Doris Weaver and Louise Hobgood and husband Claude and brother-in-laws Carl Phillips and Lavern Woodard. A special thanks goes to St. Joseph's Hospice of Covington, LA for the wonderful care and love shown to our Mom who passed away peacefully and courageously in the final stages of Alzheimer's. Words could never express how grateful we are for the love and support shown by Shannon Penton who spent several years helping the family provide loving care to our Mom. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 11am to 1pm in the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa. The funeral will begin at 1pm and Brother Kelly Penton and Elder Glen Stuart will be officiating the services. Burial will be in the Seals Cemetery at Stateline, LA. Pallbearers will be Dewayne Williams, Michael Williams, Richard Williams Jr., Scott McMillan, Jacob Williams and Brandon Singley.  Patricia Blackwell PierceMarch 17, 1927 - March 17, 2017Patricia Blackwell Pierce born March 17, 1927 went home to be with The Lord on March 17, 2017 at the age of 90. She was resident of the Sun community and served as Post Master at the Sun, La. Post Office for 26 years. She was also a member of the U.S. Postal Union and was also of the Baptist Faith.She leaves behind a son, Jerry C. Arabie, 3 daughters, Tina Pierce of Sun, La., Sara Hathorne and her hersband Danny also of Sun, La. and Judith Nash and her husband Allen of Bogalusa, 5 grandchildren, John Jacob Jenkins, Darin Pierce, Steven Roady, Victoria Penton and Courtney Brewer and her husband Luke, 1 great-grandchild, Savannah Jenkins and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.She is preceded in death by her husband, John Rhuble Pierce, a son, John Michael Pierce, a daughter-in-law, Patricia Arabie, 4 brothers, Charles Blackwell, Eugene Blackwell, Glynn Blackwell and Walter Blackwell, 4 sisters, Annie Ruth Perry, Leona"Sis"Mitchell, Ellen Talley and Betty Lou Blackwell.Visitation will begin on Monday March 20, 2017 starting at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Travis Houston and Father LeBaron Taylor will officiate the services and the Interment will follow in the John R. Pierce Cemetery in Sun, La. Ebalee Haley LewkoOctober 31, 1924 - March 14, 2017EBALEE HALEY LEWKO, AGE 92 and a resident of Loranger died at 2:45 pm Monday March 13, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a native of Franklinton and a graduate of Franklinton High School. She then married and, alongside her husband, lived in New York City, Diamondhead, MS, Franklinton and in St. Tammany Parish for many years. Ebalee was a reader at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Diamondhead, she also worked in the cafeteria of Franklinton High School before later volunteering at Lakeview Hospital in Covington. She was a seamstress that also enjoyed crafting, crocheting and needle point. Ebalee loved her flowers and working in her flower garden. She was proud to be part of a military family as her husband served during World War II, her son in the Vietnam War and her grandson as a U.S. Marine in the Persian Gulf.Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Wendell and Sharon Lewko of Slidell, Craig and Tammy Lewko of Loranger; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Eric and Lori Lewko, Stephanie and Chuck Broussard, Jill and Chris Chaik, Kelly and Steven Jenkins, Joshua and Shannon Lewko, Bethany and Shane D’Ambra, Kayla Lewko; 13 Great-grandchildren and an expected great-grandchild; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Mary Penton, Ruby Maynard, Freddie and John Knight; Brother and Sister in law: Preston and Cathy Haley; Sister in law: Gladys Haley; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her husband John Lewko, her parents Fleet Leon Haley and Dixie Irene Thomas Haley, sisters Lettie, Rosie, Gladys and Lavonia and brothers Jewel, Charles, and Percy.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday March 18th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rick Elder officiating. Burial will follow in the Fleet Haley Family Cemetery.Pallbearers: Preston Haley, Wayne Rogers, Joshua Lewko, Eric Lewko, Landon Knight Diane Rita Kinkaid Schwegmann June 17, 1943 - March 14, 2017 Diane Rita Kinkaid Schwegmann, 73, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph in Gulfport, MS.Mrs. Schwegmann was born on June 17, 1943, in New Orleans, LA, to Floyd and Gertrude Kinkaid. She was raised in Algiers, LA. Diane lived in Varnado, LA for the last 36 years.She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Frank E. Schwegmann, Jr.; sons, Rory Schwegmann (Alysha), and Rodney Schwegmann (Valerie); daughter, Lori Kennedy Fisher (Jody); granddaughter, Emily Schwegmann; grandsons, Tanner Miley, Patrick Schwegmann (Laura), and Christopher Schwegmann; great-grandson, Donovan Schwegmann; sister, Pam Fowler (Jeff); and brother, Floyd Kinkaid, Jr. (Gwen).At her request, no service will be held at this time. A private memorial service to be scheduled at a later time. Donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in lieu of flowers. Mary Jane MyersMay 02, 1950 - March 13, 2017Mary Jane Myers was born on May 2, 1950 to the parents of Solomon Oless Matthews and Pearlie Morris Matthews both of Varnado, La. She joined Mr. Zion Missionary Baptist as a young child and remained active until her death.Mary Jane grew up in Varnado, La. She was a graduate of Wesley Ray High School (Class of 1968). She was an educator in both Washington Parish and Bogalusa City School, where she inspired many young minds. She was always willing to share the gospel whenever the opportunity presented itself. She was loving, caring, giving, devoted, a faithful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her children and grandchildren were the joys of her life, which she often expressed through her soulful cooking.She leaves to cherish her memories; 5 children: Mary (Terry) May, Cecil (Crystal) Myers, Miranda Myers, Bette (Dwight) Womack, and Keith Myers; 3 brothers: Bobby (Esther) Matthews, Sr., Richard (Ellen) Matthews Sr. and Joseph Matthews Sr.; 6 grandsons, 4 granddaughters and a host of relatives and friends.Mary Jane Myers is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Miesha Q. Myer, 2 sisters: Ozalean Foster and Paulette Foster.Visitation is scheduled for Friday March 17, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11 am at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Varnado, Louisiana.  Nancy Genell Pierce Tullos December 11, 1936 - March 13, 2017 Nancy Genell Pierce Tullos, age 80, born on December 11, 1936 in Varnado, LA, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. She was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and retired from the Bogalusa School System.She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Tullos Stringfield (David III), and Susan Tullos Seal (George); a son, John David Tullos (Carla); a sister, Dianne Smith; three brothers, Welton Pierce, Raymond Pierce, and Ted Pierce; six grandchildren, Christina Seal, Samantha Seal, Joseph Tullos, Austin Tullos, Joshua Stringfield and Ginny Wilburn;hild; three great-grandchildren, Serenity Tullos, Cruz Serigne, II, and Sean Stringfield.She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Leroy Tullos; her parents, Dan David Pierce and Letha Edith McNeese Pierce; a brother, Rodney Pierce; and a granddaughter, Melissa Stringfield.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Doyle Ball and Bro. Dwayne Ball officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery. Linda Robinson BrownMay 20, 1960 - March 12, 2017Linda Faye Burns Robinson Brown, daughter of Melvin Lee Burns, Sr. and Jessie Lee Burns of New Orleans, LA. She departed this life on March 12, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.She attended Calvary Bible U.P.C. in Marrero, LA at an early age, were she receive the precious gift of the HOLY GHOST. Later she became a member of Apostolic Faith UPC.She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Lee Burns, Sr., her mother, Jessie Lee Burns; her first husband, Clyde Jefferson Robinson, Sr.; father-in-law, Ned Brown, Sr.; one son, Antonio Christopher Brown; two sisters-in-law, Kelly Ann Burns and Gwen Burns.To honor her memories her husband, Ned Brown, Jr.; five children, one son, Clyde, Jr. (Laquanta) Robinson; four daughters, Rachele (Derrick) Blankely, Rebecca Robinson, Larena Burns, and Miracle Brown all of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Lorie Burns of Bogalusa, LA; six brothers, Timmie (Giselle) Burns, Terry Burns, Melvin Burns, Jr., Mark (Diane) Burns, Jeffrey (Felicia) Burns all of New Orleans, LA, Alex (Marlayna) Burns of Suffolk, VA; five nieces, Tiara DeFreitas, Angel Burns, Shayday Henly, Ma’Kia Jackson and Jaiden Burns; three nephews, Timmie Burns, Jr., Skyler Burns, Jeffrey, Jr.; grandchildren, Barack, LaJonay, Aiden, LaVonn, Jerome, Autumn, Terriana Terrance; one granddaughter on the way, Mishael Robinson all of Bogalusa, LA; mother-in-law, Mrs. Bernice Brown; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Patricia Brown, Nieretta (Tony) Alexander, Minister Kenneth (Mary) Neal all of Bogalusa, LA, Georgia wise of Tucson, AZ; four God Children, Robin Gaines, Timmie Burns, Jr., Shawn Fox, Jr., and Ryan Crumedy; three special friends for life, Brenda Crumedy, Hazel Holts, Arlene Bernard; a host of grand-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.Visitation on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 3:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa.Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa with Minister Clyde Robinson – Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Ernestine Johnson PotterJanuary 03, 1958 - March 11, 2017Ernestine Johnson was born January 3, 1958 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Aristine Johnson and the late Johnny C. Lewis. She was later married to the late Ray Brister when she became Ernestine Brister. She died peacefully in her home on March 11, 2017.At an early age, Ernestine Potter joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church under the leadership of the deceased, Rev. Dr. Tom Bailey. Ernestine was a servant for the Lord. While attending Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, she was an active member in the Missions Ministry. Later, she became a member of Christ Way Ministries on June 12, 2016 and rededicated her life to Christ. Ernestine was a prime example of a virtuous woman. She served God with all of her heart, mind and soul. She sought his will for her life and followed his ways. Proverbs 31:26. Ernestine was a virtuous mother and a strong, willing warrior for the Lord. She taught her children the ways of her father in heaven. She nourished her children with the love of Christ, disciplined them with care and wisdom and trained them in the way they should go. Proverbs 31:17. She will be sadly missed by her children.Ernestine leaves to cherish her memories to her children: Tekeisha (John) Ard, Keona (Eddie) Johnson of Bogalusa, Louisiana and Sonya (Omar) Latimer of Bolingbrook, IL. Her grandsons: Laderious Rashad Johnson, Javontay Owens, Eddie Johnson IV and Rodrick Johnson all of Bogalusa, La. Her granddaughters: Gabrielle Ard, Amaya Johnson, Jasmine Johnson of Bogalusa, La. Kylah and Jayla Latimer of Bolingbrook, IL and Takia Ard of Covington, La.Her brothers: Willie A. Johnson, Robert E. Johnson, Larry Johnson, Minister Alton Johnson, and Albert Jackson. Her sisters: Willistine Watson of Atlanta, Ga, Emma Gatlin, Charlotte (Stefon) Gibson, Angela (Kobely) Clarke, Christine Moses of Bogalusa, La. Tonya (Fred) Bickham, of Columbia MS and Johnnie Titia Lewis of Baton Rouge, La.Ernestine is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Brister, beloved son Mitchell L. Johnson, her father Johnnie C. Lewis, her brother Johnnie Lee Johnson, her sister Christine May, her sister-in-law Latonya Shun Johnson, nephew Senior Airman Myron Roderick Harriel, her grandparents, Hosie and Etta McKelphin, aunt Ms. Ernestine Austin Young and two uncles, Mr. Herbert and Willie B. McKelphin.Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM followed by funeral service at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Carmel Baptist 841 East Third Street Bogalusa, LA with Rev. Douglas Hart ~ Host Pastor and Pastor Michael Oree ~ Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. Margie CleaverJune 24, 1937 - March 11, 2017Margie Bailey Evans Cleaver, 79, of Bogalusa, LA., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, Jr. was born in Bogalusa, June 24, 1937 and peacefully passed away March 11, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home.Margie moved to Los Angeles California in 1954 and lived there for 15 years before she returned to her final resting place in Bogalusa.She was preceded in death by: her parents, Mr. William Bailey Jr and Mrs. Aretha Bolton Bailey; her brother, Ernest Bailey; and her nephew, Keith Crews. She is survived by: her daughter, Wanderlyn Evans Weary of Bogalusa; her brother, Joseph Bailey of Bogalusa; her sister Minnie Marilyn Crews of Bogalusa; her grandchildren, Shannon Weary of Irving, Texas, Mrs. Yolanda Magee (Albert) of Arlington, Texas, and Terrie Weary of San Antonio, Texas; her great grand children Danel Owens, William Monk, Dejah Owens, Dimyrius Owens, Gregory Weary, Dimyrria Owens, Alisa Magee, and Jerry Robinson; and her great grandchildren Deshawn Owens and Lillian OwensMargie was known to bring excitement and joy to all that crossed her path. The family invites all to remember her joy at the Homegoing Services to celebrate the life of the loving mother, sister, grandparent and friend. Visitation Service will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 2pm until 6pm (viewing and respects) and Funeral Service Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11 pm. With Rev. Larry Lucas, Sr., officiating. Both services will be held at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Clinton Morris November 18, 1935 - March 11, 2017Clinton Morris, age 81, passed away March 11, 2017.Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Vera Elizabeth Carrier- Holtzclaw December 18, 1937 - March 11, 2017 Vera Elizabeth Carrier Holtzclaw, 79 passed away on March 11, 2017 in Slidell, Louisiana. She was born on December 18, 1937 and was a life long resident of Bogalusa, LA. She was the 9th child born to the late Benjamin F. Carrier and Effie Carter Carrier.She is survived by her children, Ralph (Jennifer) Holtzclaw of Bogalusa, Martha (David) Rhodus of Holden, LA and Wanda Marshall of Bogalusa; five grandchildren, Melanie (Brett) Neal of Franklinton, LA, Jesse Holtzclaw of Spartanburg, S.C., Heather (Mark) Petty of Holden, LA, Shantel (Glenn) Parker of Vancleave, MS, and Brina (Jesse) Clarke of Madisonville, LA; six great-grandchildren, Clea Davis, Maddie, Brian, and Addy Brooke Parker, Pipper Elizabeth Petty and Samuel Clarke; one sister, Jenny Lee Franks of Bogalusa, and one brother-in-law, Carlton LaBorde of Laplace, LA and a host of nieces and nephews.Vera was preceded in death by her grandson, Cory Flynn, two brothers, Meryle and Addison Carrier, and six sisters, Myrtle Bavedas, Mae Robertson, Louise Collums, Adilee Carrier, Mary Lee Thigpen and Effie (Shortie) Laborde.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, March 13, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. with funeral services beginning at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Travis Houston and Rev. Rex Arbuckle will officiate. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Carrington Finn and Courtland Harding Massengale Died March 9, 2017 Carrington Finn Massengale and Courtland Harding Massengale, passed away on March 9, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.The twins are survived by their mother, Colbi Massengale; a brother, Channing Grimes; grandparents, Billy and Donna Quave, and Jimmy Lane; great-grandmother, Pearline Crain; aunts and uncles, Logan Crain, Cameron Quave, Anderson Quave, Grayson Quave, Sydnie Quave, Avery Quave, and Ashley Lane; cousins, Lylah Crain, Caidon Glover and Tyler Lane.Private Graveside Services were held at Ponemah Cemetery at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 with Rev. Jeff Sims officiating.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Louise Martin ChamblissFebruary 09, 1947 - March 09, 2017Louise Martin Chambliss, age 70 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Southeast Regional Medical Center in Kentwood. She was born February 9, 1947 in Brookhaven, MS and was 70 years of age. She is survived by her son, Heath Chambliss and wife, Tina; grandchildren, Destinee Chambliss and fiance, Brodie McElveen, Aaron Chambliss and fiance, Jennifer Thompson, and Austin Chambliss; great-grandsons, Laythen and Zayn Chambliss; sister, Annie Ray Knight and husband, James; niece, Jeanine Knight; and numerous cousins, claimed children and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer "Hollis" Chambliss; parents, Raymond J. Martin and Beulah McDaniel Martin; brother, Wade Owen Martin. Visitation at New Covenant Church of God, Arcola, from 1:00PM until Memorial Services at 3:00PM on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Isaiah Pribbenow. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. Thayer Willis "Big Daddy" Seal January 3, 1930 - March 8, 2017 Thayer Willis Seal passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas, surrounded by his family.Thayer was born in Bogalusa, LA to Delos Alton and Madie Flynn Seal. He was raised in Varnado and was known as “Red” when he was young. He graduated from Varnado High School where he was the quarterback for the football team. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty Joyce Walker Seal. He worked his entire life at the Bogalusa mill and later the mill in St. Francisville. He was always ready to help his neighbors. His greatest attributes were his love for, and his loyalty to, his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his family and friends. After his retirement he and Betty loved to travel in their motorhome. In his later years, he loved spending time on his childhood property in Varnado. He was affectionately known as “Big Daddy” to his family.Mr. Seal is survived by his son, Ronald Thayer Seal (Marcia) of Denison, Texas, and his daughter in law, Mary Alice Seal of Pierre Part, Louisiana; five granddaughters, Stephanie Seal Harmon (Mance) of College Station, Texas, Amy Seal Moore (James) of Tuscumbia, Alabama, Kristen Seal Thompson (David) of Denison, Texas, Lelania Seal Clarkson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Abbey Seal Knight (Matthew) of Norwood, Louisiana; ten great-grandchildren, Leemon, Madison, Benjamin, Joshua Harmon of College Station, Texas, London and Sydney Grace Moore of Tuscumbia, Alabama, Mackenzie Thompson of Denison, Texas, Michael Seal of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Julia and Emma Knight of Norwood, Louisiana. He is also survived by two sisters in law, Linnie Rae Seal of Metairie, Louisiana, and Mary Jane Bolton of Picayune, Mississippi, along with many extended family members.He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joyce Walker Seal; his parents, Delos Alton and Madie Flynn Seal, his youngest son, Terry Alton Seal, and one brother, Herbert Seal.Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am Monday, March 13, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Bogalusa, Louisiana. Pastors presiding over the service will be Clay Norwood, Dale Clabaugh and James Moore. Interment will follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, Louisiana.Pallbearers will be Mance Harmon, David Thompson, Matthew Knight, John Bolton, Shannon Ramsay, and Charlie Fornea.Donations in his memory can be made to Superior Avenue Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana, or Chapel of the Pines in Picayune, Mississippi. Charlotte Lang Leonard January 18, 1947 - March 8, 2017 Charlotte Lang Leonard, 70, of Bush, passed away on March 8, 2017 after a lenthy but courageous battle with cancer. She was born on January 18, 1947, the daughter of Kenneth and Elverna “Pinkie” Lang of Sheridan. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Bernard (Judith) Lang. She was formerly employed with Vital Health Services. She recently joyfully became a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.She is survived by her husband, Ovide Leonard; and son, Tracey Crain; step-son, Ian Leonard; her grandchildren, Seth Crain, and Megan Hunt; her brother, Glenn (Carolyn) Lang of Harvey; her sister, Loretta Stewart of Bogalusa; nephews, Kenny (Cayla) Lang, Kyle (Christopher) Lang, Jeffrey (Vickie) Lang, and Blake (Suzanne) Lang; nieces, Tabetha (Patrick) Ezell, and Nikki (Damon) Duke; and great-nieces and nephews, Katie Lang, Joseph and Jack Ezell, Cameron Lang, Finn Duke, and Evelyn Lang.A true Southern mama, Charlotte heartily embraced family, tradition, and life. She loved music, cooking, gardening, and reading. Her infectious laugh and outspokenness ensured that she was always the center of attention.Pallbearers will be Jeff, Blake, Kenny, and Kyle Lang, Patrick Ezell, and Damon Duke.Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 1:00 P.M., with funeral service officiated by Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette beginning at 2:30 P.M. Interment will follow at Simmons-Lang Cemetery in Sheridan. Joyce Pounds RiceApril 12, 1947 - March 8, 2017JOYCE EVELYN POUNDS RICE, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:45 am Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She worked at Winn-Dixie in Ferriday and later in Franklinton before retiring as the Seafood manager. Joyce enjoyed reading and using her computer to keep up with her many friends and family. She was a big NASCAR fan and enjoyed the times she went to the races, especially the time she saw Dale Earnhardt win at Talladega.Survived by: Husband: Robert H. Rice of Franklinton; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Ricky H. Rice of Laplace, Brian Keith and Jocelyn Anglin of Ruskin, FL; Granddaughter and Spouse: Kelly and David Harper; 2 Great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Marti and Tom Inglehart of Baton Rouge, Bonnie and Darwin Clegg of Prairieville; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her son James Allen Anglin, daughter Robbie Merle McKenzie and parents James Emeril Pounds and Ava Lucille Stilley Pounds.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday March 11th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Duane Ball officiating. Tessie Mizell RogersApril 20, 1924 - March 8, 2017TESSIE MIZELL ROGERS, AGE 92 and a resident of Isabel died at 7:00 pm Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She worked at the Mizell Grocery Store in Isabel for 23 years and also at Hall’s Catfish House for 12 years. Tessie was a faithful member of Berry’s Creek Pentecostal Church for 60 years. She enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers. She also enjoyed completing word puzzles and quilting. She was a great cook that loved spending time with her family and friends.Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Paulette Jenkins of Isabel, Denise and Travis Thomas of Thomas; Son and Daughter in law: Martin “L.B.” Rogers and James Henri Rogers of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses; 12 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild; Sister and Brother in law: Odeal and Vester Sharp of Stony Point; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: David and Rita Mizell of Franklinton, Huey and Gloria Mizell of Isabel; Sisters in law: Delorice Mizell of Isabel, Lillie Mae Byers of Covington; Also numerous nieces and nephewsCrain Funeral Home in Franklinton is in charge of arrangements. Ewing Allan Rihn November 10, 1924 - March 6, 2017 Ewing Allan Rihn, age 92, born on November 10, 1924 in San Antonio, TX, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home in Franklinton, LA. He was a Merchant Marine and served in the United States Marines and he was a member of the VFW.He is survived by his wife, Virginia K. Jones Rihn of Franklinton, LA; two step-daughters, Linda Sue Jones of Zona, LA, and Annette Suzette Jones of Franklinton, LA; two step-sons, John Paul Jones, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA, and George Allen Jones of Franklinton, LA; his brother, James “Montee” Rihn (Billie) of Schertz, TX; his best friend, Harold Nellie of Lacombe, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his parents, John B. Rihn and Alice Biediger Rihn; his brothers, Malcolm Rihn, and Nathaniel Rihn.Private Graveside Services was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Entombment was held at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Lucille K. Boutwell July 22, 1928 - March 6, 2017Lucille K. Boutwell, age 88, born on July 22, 1928, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA.She is survived by two sons, Robert Boutwell of Bogalusa, LA, and James “Jimmy” William Strahan and wife Shari of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, James Strahan, II and wife Angie of Dallas, TX, Tara Marie Thibodaux and husband Paul of Lafitte, LA; and Ryan Rester and wife Lela of Bogalusa, LA; and seven great-grand-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charles Boutwell; her parents, William Edward Kennedy and Aquilla Green Kennedy; two sisters, Margaret Roberts, and Mary Parker; two brothers, Johnny Spears and Wendell Green.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Field Thigpen and Rev. Kevin Neary officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemeh Cemetery. Joseph Charles Giglio March 9, 1931 - March 6, 2017Joseph Charles Giglio, age 85, passed away on March 6, 2017 at Timeless Grace assisted living in Carriere, Mississippi. Much like his wife, Sally Bateman Giglio, who preceded him in death, his spirit and zest for life will continue to inspire and impact the many lives he touched and influenced through the years.Although Joe traveled the world with Sally and friends, his heart belonged to Bogalusa. As a lifelong resident, he made a big influence on the city’s economic growth with his tremendous work effort and entrepreneurial spirit that spanned many professions. Joe retired from Crown Zellerbach’s accounting department and also served on the board of directors for Citizen's Savings Bank. Joe also owned and operated Estelle’s, a popular clothing store that helped Bogalusa residents look their best for 52 years.Joe also helped usher the tremendous Mardi Gras spirit in Bogalusa as a long-time member of the city’s Krewe of MCCA which was established in 1981. He and Sally immensely enjoyed parade day which included an incredible ride and many annual post-parade parties for family and friends at his home. When Joe wasn’t dressed in Mardi Gras Green, Purple and Gold, he enjoyed other passions that included camping and traveling. Joe and Sally had the pleasure of visiting locations that included Sicily, Morocco, Mexico, China, Europe and many other great locations.Joe was active for most of his life as a Mason and Joe's membership at Bogalusa’s First Baptist Church spanned decades. He always enjoyed going with Sally and showing off his granddaughters when they were in town.Family was tremendously important to Joe. He and Sally had three children, Charles, Todd and Toni. They also had three granddaughters, Sarah Beth, Hannah and Ashley with whom they were able to spend a great amount of time. Joe’s affection, generosity and knowledge of ladies’ fashions always ensured that Toni and her daughters were always seen in the latest styles.Joe was married to Sally for nearly 50 years and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. While Sally battled cancer during the last few years of her life, Joe tirelessly drove her back and forth to M.D. Anderson numerous times so that she would have the best possible care.The Giglio family will be forever grateful for the tremendous flowing of friendship that was shared with them throughout Joe and Sally’s life. During their periods of sickness, both Joe and Sally received a constant flow of visitors, great food and encouragement. They also want to extend a special thanks to Belinda Seals for the care she gave to Joe for over 7 years so that he could stay home. The family would also like to thank the staff of Timeless Grace Assisted Living for the care they gave to Joe.Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Alberta White Giglio, his wife Sally Bateman Giglio, and his son, Charles Warren Giglio.He is survived by his son Todd; daughter, Toni Giglio Staton, and granddaughters, Sarah Beth, Hannah and Ashley Staton.Visitation will be held Thursday March 9, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 until 9:00 and will continue Friday March 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, from 9:00 until the funeral service at 11:00. Rev. Greg Whaley will officiate the service and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Chris Pounds, Leonard Mayfield, Rick Brown, Kent Kirkland, Jewel White, and Roger White. Honorary Pallbearers will be Huey L. Pierce, Dr. Richard Hortman, Don Fendlason, Richard Mizell and Mike Breecher.In honoring Joe, the Giglio family request that memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, 541 Avenue F. Boglausa, LA 70427, Louisiana Baptist Children's Home 7200 Desaird St. Monroe, LA 71203, or Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center 1203 S. Tyler St. Covington, LA 70433. Maxine H. VarnadoJuly 12, 1924 - March 05, 2017Maxine Varnado of Kentwood passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was a long-time member of Spring Creek Baptist Church, where she served her class, church, and the community. She enjoyed her years in the Sunshine choir, and loved her church & church family. She was preceded in death by her husband Kermit R. Varnado, and brothers J.H. Hall, Floyd Hall and her sister, Vivien Richardson . She is survived by many nieces, nephews and their families in Texas. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 8 PM on Monday and at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Spring Creek, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 9:30 AM until Religious Services at 11 AM on Tuesday. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek.  Bill JenkinsJuly 21, 1941 - March 4, 2017BILLY WAYNE “BILL” JENKINS, AGE 75 and a resident of Pekin, Illinois passed away at 3:18 pm Saturday March 4, 2017 at Pekin Manor. He was born July 21, 1941 in Franklinton, LA to the late Zelimer “Bud” Jenkins and Lurleane Hunt Jenkins. Bill was a 1959 graduate of Zachary High School and later graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1983. He attended the LSU Fire School and became a certified firefighting instructor. While living in Franklinton, Bill was the dispatcher for the local fire department. He was an animal lover that enjoyed playing fantasy baseball and reading. Bill was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and LSU Tigers football and baseball teams. He had resided, alongside his wife, in Illinois for the previous 17 years and had a special place in his heart for his pet cat Miss Kitty and dog Pepe. Survived by: Wife: Judith Kay Kaldi Jenkins of Pekin, IL; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Joni Jenkins Truxillo and David Truxillo of New Orleans, Stacy Jenkins Ashton and Thomas Ashton of Baton Rouge; 2 Step-sons and Spouses: Mark and Michelle Valentine of Marquette Heights, IL and Brian and Amy Valentine of Pekin; 4 Grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Rev. Larry and Kathy Jenkins of FranklintonVisitation will be Saturday March 18th from 12 pm until 2 pm at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA 70438). A memorial service will be held following the visitation at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.The family would like to thank Dr. Honan and the staff of Pekin Manor and Hospice Compassus for their care and support. Ruth BrooksDied: March 4, 2017 Ruth Brooks passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017, Franklinton, LA. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Robert O. Brooks Sr. and a sister Barbara Dickey.She is survived by her children, JoAnn B. Zarsang. Doris Perrilloux, Robert O. Brooks Jr., Katherine Brooks,  John Michael Brooks, Her sisters Leanna Guillory and Anita Smith, 8 Grand Children and 8 Great Grand Children.A funeral service will be held on March 8, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Bagnell and Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Rd, Covington LA. Visitation from 10:00AM till service time. Burial will be at a later date in the Abita Springs Cemetery. Mary JenkinsOctober 31, 1919 - March 4, 2017MARY JENKINS, AGE 97 and a resident of Enon died at 10:00 am Saturday March 4, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a native of Denver, CO and a longtime resident of Woodville, MS before retiring to Enon in the late 1980’s. Mary was a former telephone operator, a clerk at Marten’s Drug Store and City Drug Store and later retired after several years at the Russell Company in Woodville. She enjoyed doing crafts and quilting. Mary also loved traveling.Survived by: 3 Daughters and a Son in law: LaVerne “Cissy” and Richard “Dick” Corkern, Sr. of Enon, Ann Menser of St. Francisville, Cyrena Jo Griffey of Enon; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Richard Corkern, Jr., Stephen and Lisa Corkern, David and Rachel Menser, James and Melissa Menser, John and Lauren Griffey; 4 Great-grandchildren: Derek Devooght, Allison Menser, Blake Corkern, Travis MenserShe was preceded in death by her husband Richard J. “R.J.” Jenkins, son in law Willie Menser, granddaughter Stephanie Corkern, and her parents Arthur Baker and Cyrena Cunningham Baker.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday March 6th from 5 pm until 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 7 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. A graveside committal service will be held at 12 pm Tuesday in the Old Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville, MS.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Enon Baptist Church, 19049 Hwy. 16, Franklinton, LA 70438. Pallbearers: Ricky Corkern, Stephen Corkern, John Griffey, Derek Devooght, David Menser, James Menser. Honorary Pallbearers are great-grandchildren Allison Menser, Blake Corkern and Travis Menser Linda Gill Seals September 16, 1943 - March 4, 2017Linda Gill Seals of Bogalusa, LA, born September 16, 1943, passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017, at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, LA at the age of 73.She is survived by 2 daughters Sherry (Brad) Martin of Bogalusa, LA, and Tammy (Byron) Spears of Bogalsua, LA; grandchildren Kristi (Craig) Anderson and Ashley Martin, Thailyr Spears, Bailey Spears, Matthew and Austin Paulk,and; great grandchildren Dawson Givens, Gabby Anderson, Abigail Anderson, Craig Mark Anderson III, Braxton Hillman, Braylin Spears, Adalynn Spears, Wyatt Paulk a sister Lisa (Jeff) Paulk of McComb, MS, a sister-in-law Geri Seals of Bogalusa, LA; special friends Rachael Jenkins, Susan Painter, Wilkie Woods, Pam and Charles Helton, and David and Frankie Thompson.Linda is Preceded in death by her husband Rayford Seals; her parents Sexton Red Gill and Suzie Kenny Gill; a brother Wayne Gill; a sister Mackalee Applewhite, and a brother-in-law Leon Seals.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday March 6, 2017, from 6:00 until 9:00p.m. and will continue Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 9:00 until service at 11:00a.m. The Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate and interment will follow at Williams Cemetery. Wilbur Ray "Billy" Nobles March 13, 1923 - March 4, 2017 Wilbur “Billy” Ray Nobles, our sweet husband, dad, pawpaw and friend joined our Heavenly Father on Saturday March 4th at 2:45p.m. At 93 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Myrtle Virginia Crowe Nobles, and his only daughter, Barbara Nobles Chauvin. His greatest joys were his 3 grandchildren, Jerome Chauvin, Kim Spillers, Lesa Courville, and their spouses. He also had 11 great-grandchildren; Erin, Kaitlyn, Victoria, Keith, Jessica, Stephanie, Vanessa, Bradley, Priscilla, Hayleigh, and Bella. Pallbearers will be Jerome Chauvin, Mike Spillers, Matt Courville, Keith Wall, Michael Hall, and John Douglas. Honorary Pallbearer will be Bradley Pickering.He is preceded in death by his mother, Marie Nolan Roark, and his grandparents, George and Hattie Nolan.He retired from Crown Zellabach Papermill after 37 faithful years. As a retired Master Sergeant in the United States Airforce, he also served in WWII. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge in Bogalusa since he was 18 years old. During his retired years, he served as the Masonic Chaplain and Secretary. He was also an original member of Westside Baptist Church of Bogalusa.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday March 6th from 1:00pm until service time of 3:00pm. The Rev. David Womack will officiate. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Service by the Magic City American Legion Post # 24.Special thanks to Hospice In His Care for their love, support, and services. Martha Gayle Mooney May 24, 1957 - March 3, 2017Martha Gayle Mooney, age 59, born on May 24, 1957 in Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at her home in Zachary, LA. A beautiful soul loved by many. Listening to music, gardening, and cooking were some of her favorite things in life.She is survived by her daughter, Leah Johnson (Darrin) of Watson, LA; son, Joe Kenneth Mooney of Walker, LA; her father, Kenneth Warner (Gwen)of Folsom, LA; sisters, Madoline Morris (Mike) of McComb, MS, and Gretchen Payne (Keith) of Watson, LA; brother, Cliff Warner (Selena)of Zachary, LA; grandchildren, Derrick Johnson, Laura Johnson , and Natalie Johnson; aunts and uncle, Marilyn McKenzie of Whitehouse, TN, Madoline Ellison, and Irma Cupit (Bobby) both of Magnolia, MS; uncle and aunt, Royce Warner (Marika) of Hattiesburg, MS; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Gayle Austin Warner.Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mike Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Seal Cemetery. Anthony James CallahanMay 10, 1960 - March 02, 2017Anthony James Callahan was born to the late Ruby Callahan and Melvin Hebert, Jr. on May 10, 1960. Anthony entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville, LA at 7:00 a.m.Anthony attended Covington High School class of 1979. He later attended SLU for 2 ½ years. He loved playing baseball from a kid, after college and started his own softball team in 1985 in Franklinton, LA where he sponsored many tournaments on Sunday evenings at the Hill Park. He went on to coach little league with the Franklinton Dixie Little League Association where he remained from 1986-2008. He enjoyed coaching so much because he loved working with kids. He was everyone’s dad, paw paw and uncle. Anthony became a member of the Outreach Full Gospel Church under the leadership of Dr. John Wesley James where he was a faithful member. He left for a while and returned to Outreach under the leadership of Pastor Antoine Graves and stayed faithfully until his health failed in February 2017.He worked as a boilermaker, a scaffle builder and rigger for 30 plus years. He is survived by, Sarah Jenkins Callahan of Franklinton, LA; 2 sons, Spencer Robinson of Bogalusa, LA and Anthony Dillon of Franklinton, LA; 5 daughters Tyra (Phillip) Ducre, of Covington, LA, Ruby Payne of Houston, Texas, Shatania Ginn, Dishika Moore, Paquita Dillon all of Franklinton; two brothers, Melvin (Stacy) Hebert of Ponchatoula, LA and Douglas (Karen) Johnson of Humble, TX; 8 sisters, Vanessa (Judge) Burton of Houston, Texas, Ellen Muse of Ponchatoula, LA, Lisa Landry, Cheryl (Bryan) Edwards both of Baker, LA, Dionne Hebert of Stockbridge, GA, Cheritta (Keldon) Singleton, Demetria Boles, and Jacqueline (Curtis) Thomas all of New Orleans, LA; 2 brothers-in-law, Eugene (Bernestine) Jenkins and Bruce Jenkins. His step-mother, Ms. Nicey Davis all of Franklinton, LA; 3 God children Paquita Thomas, Ralpheal Watson, Tiffany Callahan and Tammy Watson 17; granchildren and 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends. He was reared by a special lady, Mrs. Willie Mae and a special cousin, Rev. Dr. Mallery Callahan.Visitation will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.Funeral service will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00AM at Out Reach Full Gospel Church with Pastor Antoine Graves. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.  Susan Lancaster Stewart December 12, 1951 - March 2, 2017Susan Lancaster Stewart, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 65, born on December 12, 1951, passed away on March 2, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. She was a volunteer for Little League, with the Southwest Athletic Association, and Bogalusa Sports Association. She was involved with scouting for the Boy Scouts, and a Horizons Camp Fire Leader. She was active in Cancer Awareness and involved in Relay for Life. She helped with the Children's Choir at Memorial Baptist Church. She was a volunteer in the School System. Susan was also an active donor for the Blood Center.She is survived by two sons, Kevin Glenn Stewart (Ashley) of Covington, LA, and Kyle Lynn Stewart of Hattiesburg, MS; and one sister, Sandy Wheat (Jimmy) of Crossroads, MS.She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Glenn Stewart; and her parents, Samuel Ernest Lancaster, Jr. and Sallie Adele Alsobrooks Lancaster.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Field Thigpen officiating. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery. Eddie Elmo McNeeseJune 15, 1939 - March 1, 2017EDDIE ELMO MCNEESE, AGE 77 and a resident of Pine died at 8:30 Wednesday March 1, 2017. He was retired as a project engineer with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and a longtime member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church. Elmo was a former member of the United States Army Reserve. He enjoyed spending time on the porch watching the many birds that visited his property each day. Upon retiring, he and his wife sold numerous items at the many auctions in the local area. Elmo loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Survived by: Wife of 53 years: Delores Williams McNeese of Pine; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Duane and Susan McNeese of Mt. Hermon, Shane and Tina McNeese of Pine; 5 Grandchildren: Jerri McNeese, Danica McNeese, Joshua McNeese, Cailyn McNeese, Wyatt McNeese; 2 Brothers: Donald McNeese, David McNeese both of Pine; 5 Sisters and Brothers in law: Edna Thomas of Pine, Marlene Fitzmorris of Covington, Gilda Passman of Franklinton, Julia and Walter Guchereau of Pine, Sharon and Billy Simmons of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephewsHe was preceded in death by his parents Archie N. McNeese and Alice Beall McNeese, a sister Mildred Stuart and an infant brother. Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Thursday March 2nd from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Friday with Eld. Clyde Cooper, Eld. Gerald King, Eld. Edward Penton, and Eld. Glen Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in the War Crain Cemetery.Pallbearers: Travis Miley, Norman Graves, Steve McNeese, Kevin Garner, Billy Passman, David McNeeseHonorary Pallbearers: Harold Thomas, Huey Thomas, Jim Thomas, Reed Lott, Randy Branch, Roy Crain, James Barber, James Bickham  Janet Mingo KellyOctober 01, 1941 - February 28, 2017Janet Mingo Kelly was born on October 01, 1941 to the late Leone Mingo & Mary Lee (Wilson) Mingo. Janet relocated to Oakland California in the late 1970s where she lived for nearly 30 years before she decided to move back home with her family in 2000. Janet loved her family and friends, and will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Larry Mingo, Jimmy Ray Mingo and Terry Bickham.She leaves to cherish her memory, her companion, Robert Causey, four sisters, Christine Vernon and Paulette Mingo of San Leandro, California, Ida Sibley and Johnnie Ruth Jenkins of Franklinton, Louisiana; three brothers, Charles Ray Mingo and James Mingo both of Franklinton, Louisiana and Samuel Mingo of Oakland, California and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9:00AM - 11:00AM, followed by funeral service at 11:00AM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness with Elder Washington Drake - Pastor Officiating. Interment - Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. Shira EasleyApril 11, 1941 - February 28, 2017Shira Easley, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at St. Helena Parish Hospital. She was born April 11, 1941 in St. Helena Parish and was 75 years of age. After attending college at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, she moved to Baton Rouge, where she was employed as an accountant/bookkeeper. For most of her professional career, she was employed at Kean’s Fine Dry Cleaning, formerly known as Red Stick. She was a member of Jefferson Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir, Bible Study groups, taught Sunday School for many years, and participated in the Women’s Ministry. She thoroughly enjoyed studying God’s word and sharing it with others. She had many friends. She was also a Red Cross Chaplain, volunteering for many disaster relief operations in the southern and western regions of the United States. Upon retiring, she moved back to her hometown of Kentwood and became a member of New Zion Baptist Church. She is survived by her 2 sisters, Vera Macaluso and Carolyn Easley; 2 nephews, Michael and Timothy Macaluso; 2 nieces, Karyn Babeaux and Kristin Norman; and numerous great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Louise Schwartz Easley; sister, Barbara Easley and brother, Larry Easley. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church from 9:30 AM until religious services at 12 Noon on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. Sidney "Bo Pete" Davis, Jr.August 13, 1945 - February 28, 2017Sidney” Bo-Pete” Davis Jr., was born on August 13, 1945 to Sidney and Eunice Davis in Bogalusa, LA. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Sidney “Bo-Pete” Davis Jr. grew up in Bogalusa, LA where he attended Central Memorial High School. After attending High School, he joined the United States Army. He later retied from Washington St. Tammany Charity Hospital.His memories will be cherished by his sister, Lee Audre Cohea of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers, Sherman (Debra) Davis of Slidell, LA and Anthony Davis of New Orleans, LA; his god daughter, Shawanda Fitzgerald of Baton Rouge, LA, and a special cousin, Calvin (Dorothy) Johnson of Bogalusa, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Eunice Davis, and a sister, Eugenia Davis.Visitation will be Monday, March 13, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 2:00PM - 6:00PM followed by at family hour from 6:00PM - 7:00PM.Funeral service Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:00PM at St. Paul AME Church 420 Church Street, Bogalusa, LA with Rev. R.L. Palmer - Officiating Lydia Guin CreelNovember 19, 1952 - February 28, 2017LYDIA GUIN CREEL, AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton died at 10:30 am Tuesday February 28, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton who enjoyed taking care of the needs of others and reading, in order to learn all that she could. Lydia received her degree in Education and later her Masters+30 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She began teaching at Bowling Green School and then taught 4th through 6th grade English/Language Arts at Pine School for 32 years, where she was also the 4-H Club leader. Lydia also enjoyed traveling to the beach and making kettle corn and pork skins. She was a longtime member and current President of the Winbury Club. Lydia liked to be “fixed up” every time she left the house and she had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Che Che. She was always a loving wife, mother and friend.Survived by: Husband of 41 years: Dr. Isaac Franklin “Doc” Creel of Franklinton; Daughter: Brianna Temple Creel of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Yvonne and Jerry Stewart of Chattanooga, TN; Nieces/Nephews and Spouses: Rachel Stewart and Kim Swanson, Derrick Guin, Donna Jean and Nathan Clark, Nancy Creel Hill and Chuck Hill, Mark and Linda Creel; Sister in law: Nina Creel of CentralShe was preceded in death by her parents W.W. Guin and Ammel House Guin, a brother Don Guin, father in law and mother in law E.M. and Alma Creel, brother in law Elwyn Creel and nephews Karl Creel and Greg Creel.Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Franklinton on Friday March 3rd from 4 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am on Saturday with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Patricia Wray OgdenAugust 24, 1949 - February 28, 2017PATRICIA WRAY OGDEN, AGE 67 and a resident of Baton Rouge passed from this life into her eternal rest Sunday afternoon February 28, 2017 at Heritage Manor of Baton Rouge Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born August 24, 1949 in Harlingen, TX to the late Edward M. and Jewel Maxine Wray. The family moved to the Mt. Pisgah area of Washington Parish in 1950. Pat was a 1967 graduate of Franklinton High School and later received her B.A. in Education and her 30 plus hours from Southeastern Louisiana University. Pat was vivacious, creative and caring. She loved music and was an accomplished vocalist. After moving to Baton Rouge, she worked as an administrative assistant to Gordon Ogden whom she married in 1985. Together they worked in several ministries including Baton Rouge Rescue, which they founded.Survived by: Husband: Pastor Gordon C. Ogden, Jr. of Baton Rouge; Sister and Brother in law: JoAnn Wray Wells and Mike Wells of Edmond, OK; Nieces and Spouse: Deborah Wells Ogletree and David Ogletree of Houston, TX,; 5 Nephews and Spouses: Duane W. Wray, Jr. of Waveland, MS, Edward M. Wray, II of San Carlos, CA, Kevin M. and Julie Wells of Houston, TX, Mark S. and Jessica Wells of Colorado Springs, CO, Brian D. and Amy Wells of Decatur, GA; Also 10 great-nieces and great-nephewsShe was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Duane W. Wray, Sr.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday March 3rd from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 12 pm on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Scott Spinks officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staffs of Heritage Manor of Baton Rouge and Life Sources Hospice for their caring service to Patricia. Ricco DiPietro February 16, 1954 - February 28, 2017 Ricco DiPietro, a former resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 63, born on February 16, 1954, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his residence in Covington, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran. He retired as a Corrections Sgt. Master at Rayburn Correctional Center, and was a former President of AFSCME Local 3686.He is survived by his former wife, Sandra DiPietro of Covington, LA; two daughters, Lauren DiPietro of New York, and Jody DiPietro of Kentucky; two sons, Anthony DiPietro (Whitney), and Alex DiPietro both of Covington, LA; one sister, Betty DiPietro of Arkansas; three grandchildren, Noah DiPietro, Madilyn DiPietro, and Axton DiPietro; also, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Bro. Doug Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemtery.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: United Cerebral Palsy or New Heights Therapy Center in Folsom, LA. Harry Jack Forbes February 24, 1950 - February 27, 2017 Harry Jack Forbes, age 67, born on February 24, 1950 in Tylertown, MS, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA. Harry worked as a corrections officer for the State of Louisiana.He is survived by his wife, Brenda Galloway Forbes of Angie, LA; two daughters, Kristen Kinnamon (Preston), and Tiffany Ledet (Adam) both of Pine, LA; two sons, Joshua Jack Forbes (Liza) of Brandon, MS, and Dustin Matthew Forbes of Angie, LA; two sisters, Anita Lott of Varnado, LA, and Janie Todd (Ken) of Quimbley Iowa; one brother, Needham Rankin Forbes, Jr. of Varnado, LA; nine grandchildren, Joshua Forbes, Jacob Forbes, Jonah Forbes, Kira Kinnamon, Eli Kinnamon, Beau Kinnamon, Peyton Kinnamon, Madison Ledet, and Ayden Ledet.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Mike Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery, Isabel, LA. Leona BurrisMarch 13, 1938 - February 26, 2017Leona Anita Daniels Burris was born on March 13, 1938 in Clifton, Louisiana to the late Samul and Ethel Daniels. She was the third child of four children, Rosa Buckley, Robert and Delton Daniel who all preceded her in death.At an early age, Leona Daniels Burris joined Bethel Holy Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Benny Lee. She was an active member until her death.In December 1958, she was married in holy matrimony to Gary Burris and to this union one child was born, Greg Burris.Leona was a stay at home mom and a devoted wife for many years. She dedicated her life to shopping, cleaning and listening to gospel music.Leona leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, Gary Burris; one son, Grey (Helen) Burris; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. One very special aunt, Georgia McCant.A Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11 am at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana. Max Wayne JenkinsJanuary 28, 1954 - February 26, 2017Max Wayne Jenkins born January 28, 1954 went home to be with the Lord on February 26, 2017. Wayne as he was known by was a Graduate of Bogalusa High School, he also served time in the United States Air Force and attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church.He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Jenkins Courtois of Bogalusa, 3 brothers, Allen(Minnie)Jenkins of Thibadeaux, La., Stanley (Dianne) Jenkins of Bogalusa and Paul (Pam) Jenkins of Hammond, La., also 5 grandchildren and other family members and friends.He was preceded in death by his father, Max Wincel Jenkins and a daughter, Brandy Jenkins.A memorial service will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday March 3, 2017 beginning at 12:00 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.  Willie HollidayMay 1, 1925 - February 26, 2017WILHEMINA “WILLIE” WESTMORELAND HOLLIDAY, AGE 91 and a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 12:45 pm Sunday February 26, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church and a former librarian with the Washington Parish Library for many years. Willie loved gardening for both flowers and vegetables. She was an avid reader that also enjoyed watching her favorite action/adventure reality TV shows.Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Betty Holliday of Anahuac, TX, Lynn Andre’ of Baton Rouge, Judy and Ken Guillot of Holly Lake Ranch, TX; 3 Sons and a Daughter in law: Daniel Holliday of Mt. Hermon, Eddie Holliday of Springfield, Jerry and Debra Holliday of Walker; 13 Grandchildren; 21 Great-grandchildren; 3 Great-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her daughter Gayle McNeese, her husband Milfred Holliday, grandson Matthew McNeese, parents Hubert Westmoreland and Ivy Johnson Westmoreland, a sister Juanita Givens, brothers Coley Westmoreland and Joel Westmoreland and son in law Benny Andre’.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday March 1st from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.The family would like to express a sincere thank you to her caregivers, Debbie Ellis and Carla Fenyes, for their loving support through the years. Pallbearers: David Watson, David Hemphill, Mark Guillot, Dean Guillot, Chris Ard, Johnny McCarstle John Huey Barnes, Sr.September 01, 1939 - February 25, 2017God’s Angel of Mercy came down and gathered the fun-loving, caring spirit of John Huey Barnes, Sr., releasing him from all pain. The Lord welcomed him home to rest and rejoice! John Huey Barnes, Sr was born in Franklinton, Louisiana to the late Marvin and Julia Barnes. He was baptized at an early age and continued his religious journey throughout his life. John was the eighth of nine children. He loved his family dearly and was usually one of the first ones called upon when anyone was sick or needed help. After attending Washington Parish High School, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force stationed in California. He resided in Los Angeles, Ca for a few years while working for Ford Motor Company. He eventually returned to Franklinton, where he met his former wife of 23 years, a lovely school teacher named Cornelia. Realizing that he wanted to complete his education, John enrolled at Southern A&M University and began his studies soon after the wedding. From this union two children were born; Macqueline (Mackie) and John Jr (John-John). During his time at S.U. John joined the Prince Hall Free & Accepted Masons and went on to obtain his B.A. degree in Business Administration. The family of four soon moved from Franklinton to Baton Rouge, La. in 1976. John was very active in politics and was appointed a position as the Executive Director of Capital Economic Development District. In this role, he worked to improve socio-economic blight in underserved areas. He was directly responsible for increasing the availability of schools, parks and recreation centers in areas that he served. He also served as a lobbyist. John pursued fun and the good times with the same vigor and intensity that he brought to his work, he really knew how to have a good time and bring laughter to anyone. To John, there was no such thing as a stranger. The cup was always half-full and his ability to see all sides of a situation was the key to his charm. Throughout his illnesses John would reference the story is Job, his favorite scripture. Some wondered how he was able to apply the similar level of patience to his own illnesses and continue to be optimistic and faithful. Never did he let the harshness of his sickness assault his character, nor was he bitter, envious or mean spirited. By sharing a positive outlook, a loving spirit and an ability to laugh, John was a living testimony to the strength of God and the human spirit.Although we are all together today in celebration of John’s life, this is not our final goodbye. John has so many friends and family that will always carry a part of him in their hearts, minds and souls. If you pay close attention, you will hear him laugh, see his million-dollar smile and hear all of those words of wisdom that he so loved to counsel people with. We will continue to share our memories of his life, old times and new, with his family and friends. Rejoicing in his memories, but mourning his passing are: His daughter Macqueline “Mackie” Barnes Cathey (Walter) and grandchildren Blakeley and Chase Cathey of Los Angeles, Ca; son John H. Barnes, Jr (Natalie) and grandchildren Tosh and Mila Barnes of New Orleans, La. His sisters Mona Barnes Anderson (Edwin), Los Angeles, Ca and Marvene A. Branham, Seattle, Wa and brother Bobbie Barnes, Seattle Wa. Sisters-in-law Louise Barnes and Mae Barnes. The follow nieces and nephews, Kirsten Barnes, Kelly Barnes, Courtney Barnes, Mark L. Barnes, Patrice Barnes, Coleatha Fowler, Phil Branham, Neil Branham, Anthony Branham, Christopher Branham, April Branham, Martha Faty, Tami Barnes, Angela Barnes, Carol Cornist and a host of aunts, uncles, great-neices and nephews, extended family and friends. John was preceeded in death by his parents, Marvin and Julia Barnes and his siblings, Billy Barnes, Dorothy Cornist, and Mary Gail Gethers, Jim Barnes and Phil K. Barnes. Visitation Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00AM – 1:30PM followed by funeral at 1:30PM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness; Elder Washington Drake – Officiating. Interment – Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. Wilda ThomasDecember 29, 1927 - February 25, 2017WILDA THOMAS, AGE 89 and a former longtime resident of Magnolia, MS died early Saturday morning February 25, 2017 at the Lacour House in New Roads. She was a native of Thomas before moving to Magnolia and later to New Roads to be near her family. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Magnolia, who loved her Lord and her church family. Wilda also loved gardening as her favorite pastime. Survived by: Husband: Bobby Thomas of New Roads; Son and Daughter in law: Lamar and Susan Thomas of Brusly; Daughter: Sheila Fullenwilder of Florida; 7 Grandchildren; 9 Great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her son Nolan Thomas, her parents Will and Cordia Thomas, sisters Waver, Eva and Audrey and brothers Elbert and Orecee.A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday February 26th at Thomas Cemetery. Mattie Helen Rhymes Smith December 17, 1921 - February 25, 2017 Mattie Helen Rhymes Smith, age 95, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Smith (Mary), and Randy Smith (Linda) both of Bogalusa, LA; a niece, Glenda Davis of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Vicki Lyn LeBleu (Travis) of Baton Rouge, LA, Amber Lee Tiner (David) of Prairieville, LA, Derrick Smith (Dabney) of Bogalusa, LA, and Jason Smith (Traci) of Holden; ten great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her husband, J. Levert Smith; her parents, Ansel Rhymes and Laura J. Thigpen Rhymes; three sisters, Myrtle Ruth Stewart, Elna Roberts, and Edna Rhymes; and one brother, Ansel Rhymes, Jr.Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Hillview Memorial Gardens at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. More Lock officiating.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Luke "LV" WarnerApril 13, 1941 - February 24, 2017Luke “LV” Warner entered into enternal rest on Friday, February 24, 2017. LV was born in Franklinton, LA on April 13, 1941 to the late Marshall Warner Sr. and Beluah Graves Warner. He attended Washington Parish School. He spent his early years living in Chicago, ILL where he resided for many years. After which he returned back to Louisiana where he worked for Boh Brothers Construction Company. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Tamaka) Warner, and Steven (Cassandra) Warner; two daughters, Belinda (Luther) Warner Bridged, and Sherrie (Paul) Warrner Karuma; four sisters, Gladys Butler of Chicago, ILL, Ruth (Hilbert)Warner Walker, Wona (Randy) Warner of Franklinton, LA, and Anita Warner of Bogalusa, LA; four brothers, John Warner of Bloomington, ILL, James (Sheila) Warner of Bogalusa, LA, Tony Warner and Tommie Warner both of Franklinton, LA; one sister-in-law, Denise Warner; and a special friend, Rose; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.He was preceded in death by his two parents, Marshall Warner Sr., and Beluah Graves Warner, and eight brothers, and two sisters.Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2017 at 2:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral - Franklinton; with Supt. Benson Magee - Officiating. Gary Joe CroweJanuary 23, 1946 - February 24, 2017Gary Joe Crowe, a native of Stoney Point and a resident of Bolivar, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017. He was born January 23, 1946 and was 71 years of age. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Susanne Brown Crowe; daughter, and son in law, Melanie and Kelsey Lucido; son and daughter in law, Gary D. and Tracie Crowe; 5 grandchildren, Preston and Morgan Crowe, and Jessica , Jacob and Jordan Lucido, all of Bolivar; Also survived by 3 brothers, Jerry Crowe and wife, Carol, of Amite, Gaylon Crowe of Covington and Ronnie Crowe of Walker; one sister, Linda Dykes of Roseland and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Verlie Walker Crowe. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until religious services at 12 Noon Monday, February 27, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Tim LaCoste. Interment Bolivar Baptist Church Cemetery, Bolivar.  Darcie Ann Harris January 30, 1961 - February 24, 2017Darcie Ann Harris died February 24, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. Bennie Ruth SpivyJanuary 28, 1935 - February 23, 2017Bennie Ruth Spivey was born on January 28, 1935 to George Patrick Spivey Sr. and Essie “Bell” Jones Spivey. She graduated from Central Memorial High School in Bogalusa, Louisiana. She furthered her education at Southern University in Baton Rouge Louisiana. and later became a life member of the National Southern University Alumni Federation. After working in the public sector Bennie Ruth became self-employed as a Tax Preparer and humbly served the Bogalusa community for over 35 years. Bennie Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, brothers George and Charles, and dear cousin Myrtle Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memories her sons Wendell D. May of Iowa, La. and George P. Spivey III (Victoria) of Lithonia, Ga. and daughter Darlene Spivey –Fisher (Johnny) of Starkville, Ms. She was the proud grandmother to four (4) grandchildren Ileen G. May of Houston, Texas; George P. Spivey IV of Moreno Valley, Ca; Ayanna C. Spivey of Moreno Valley, Ca. and Wendell D. May II of Houston, Tx. With love and affection she was the great grandmother to five (5) great grandchildren, a beloved aunt to two (2) nephews; and advisor, confidante and life coach to a host of other relatives and friends.Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9 am to 10 am at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. A Funeral service will follow at 10 am. Joy "Jody" Nadine CutrerJanuary 22, 1961 - February 21, 2017Joy "Jody" Nadine Smith Cutrer, a resident of Greensburg, passed away at 11:25 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her home. She was born January 22, 1961 in Magnolia, MS and was 56 years of age. She is survived by her 4 sisters, Terry Waterman, Greensburg, Mary N. Cutrer, Kentwood, Felicia B. Brabham, Greensburg, and Karen S. Smith, Greensburg; 3 brothers, Tommie E. Smith, Kentwood, Hubert M. Brumfield, Jr., George E. Brumfield, Kentwood; step-mother, Mable C. McMaree, Greensburg. Preceded in death by mother, Barbara B. Smith; father, George C. Smith. Graveside Services will be held at New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 11:00AM on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.  Cora Sue Williams Pope January 12, 1938 - February 21, 2017Cora Sue Williams Pope passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was a woman who touched the lives of many as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, nana and friend. She leaves behind a world that is a better place because of her life and legacy. She died at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, Louisiana after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Although the disease robbed her of her memory slowly over the last several years, God was gracious to only take away her ability to communicate in the last few weeks. She never lost her beautiful smile.Cora Sue was born in Angie, Louisiana on January 12, 1938, to BJ and Margie Williams. She attended school in Varnado and Angie and then attended Southeastern University in Hammond until she got married. She then met the love of her life, James Edward Pope, and they married on June 2, 1956. They were married for almost 32 years when he passed away with numerous health issues in 1992. She worked tirelessly on the dairy farm for many years and then worked as a substitute teacher in Angie and Varnado after retiring from the farm. She always loved children, to cook, and never wanted to sit down. She was known for her cakes by her friends and family. She will be remembered for her acts of kindness and devotion to God. She was a long-time member of Angie Baptist Church and Varnado Missionary Baptist Church.Cora Sue is survived by her daughters, Mary (Louis) Adams, Judy Pope Howard and Bonnie (Tim) Granger. She is also survived by her granddaughters Paula (Mark) Hopper, Amanda (Adam) Parker, and Gracie Granger and her great-grand children Kara Parker, Ayden and Weston Hopper. Other survivors include her four siblings Betty Sumrall, Charles (Margaret) Williams, Linda (Clifford) Morris, and Harry (Laurie) Williams. Additionally, she is survived by many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Pope, her parents, BJ and Margie Crain Williams, sister-in-law Elizabeth Pope Seal, and brothers-in-law Leroy “Slick” Seal and Corbett “Joe” Sumrall.Visitation for friends and family will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 and from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The funeral will follow at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at H. H. Williams Cemetery in Angie, Louisiana with Brothers Kelly Penton and Larry Mizell officiating. Pallbearers will include George Adams, J. L. Magee, Stanley Seal, Jimmy Thigpen, Chuck Williams and Dewayne Williams.The family would gratefully acknowledge the loving care and devotion of her sitters, Evon Bell, Lynn Bennett, Chanda Keaton, and Sherri Schilling. Also, we would like to thank New Country Living in Carriere, Mississippi, Camellia Hospice and Resthaven Living Center who provided care the last five months of her life. Through the efforts of this entire team, Cora Sue was treated with the most loving care, given the greatest comfort and allowed to die with dignity. Our appreciation goes to Sheila Seal, her hospice nurse, who oversaw the care for the final weeks. Ethylene Seals Hartzog August 25, 1919 - February 20, 2017 Ethylene Seals Hartzog, 97, of Angie, Louisiana, went to heaven Monday, February 20, 2017.Mrs. Hartzog was born August 25, 1919, daughter of William Eli Seals and Annie Mae Pace Seals. She was preceded in death by her husband James “Jim” Lucius Hartzog. She leaves behind children; Berferd (Deborah) Hartzog, Gilbert (Peggy) Hartzog, Sylvia (Bobby) Bell, Patricia (James) Maples, and Jerry Dean (Stacy) Hartzog. Grandchildren; Donna Hartzog, John (Sharon) Hartzog, Gina (Richard) Sances, Sasha Hartzog Pike, Fields (April) Hartzog, Missy (Danny) Jones, Michael Garic, Amy (Jason) Hill, Gilbert Jr. (Charlyn) Hartzog, Gabe (Jammie) Hartzog, Randy (Heidi) Hartzog, Annie Hartzog, Chad Hartzog, Bobby (Tiffany) Bell, Jeffrey (Sarah) Bell, Heather (Michael) Melancon, Sarah (Brenton) Hughes, Aaron Maples, Olivia Hartzog, Jacob Hartzog. And sister-in-law Bernice Seals. Great-grandchildren; 37, Great-great grandchildren; 14.She was preceded in death by sons John “Johnny” Hartzog, Elvis Hartzog, and Roy Gene Hartzog. Grandchildren; Melissa Darlene Hartzog, and Eva Lynn Hartzog Passmore. Great-grandchildren; Ashton Garic. And all her siblings.Pallbearers John Hartzog, II, Gilbert Hartzog, Jr., Chad Hartzog, Jeffrey Bell, Aaron Maples, and Jacob Hartzog.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Angie Baptist Church on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Mizell officiating. Interment will follow at Carson Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Sandy Hook, MS. Thomas Welder "Tommy" Smotherman, Sr. March 1, 1938 - February 20, 2017Thomas “Tommy” Welder Smotherman, Sr, age 78, a resident of Pearl River, LA, born on March 1, 1938 in Varnado, LA, passed away at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Slidell, LA on Monday, February 20, 2017. He owned and operated Smotherman Exterminating of Slidell for fifty years. He was a former resident of Varnado, LA and graduated from Varnado High School.He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Lee Smotherman (Karen Beall) of Pearl River, LA; two sons, Tommy Smotherman, Jr. (Margie) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Calvin Smotherman of Pearl River, LA; one sister, Patricia Stafford Garcia; two brothers, Benny Smotherman, and Kenny Smotherman; three grandchildren, Chris McGahan, Katie Smotherman, and Heather Widas; and one great-grand son, Brandley Baker. Also having shared his life were Faye Knight Smotherman Pigott and Fran Kinsey Smotherman.He is preceded in death by his father, Delmar Lee Smotherman; and mother, Hattie Fornea Stafford; four sisters, Polly Harris, Dolly Linder, Margie Kuhn, and Maxine Smotherman; three brothers, Don Smotherman, Benjamin Smotherman, and Michael Smotherman; and one great-grandson, Braxton Eastland.In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the charity of your choice.Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rosa Lee AndrewsJune 27, 1935 - February 19, 2017Rosa Lee Andrews was born June, 27, 1995. She is the only child of Frank and Mary Ella Martin. Rosa grew up in Mt. Hermon, Louisiana where she attended Vernon High School. She met and married David Charles Andrews in March of 1953, and to this union six children were born. Dan, Gwen, Perry, Denise, Romelis, and Lisa Andrews. From her six children she has 23 grandchildren and over 40 great-grandchildren. Rosa joined Sunlight Church of God in Christ in the late 1950’s were she was a Sunday School Teacher. In the 1960’s, Rosa, her husband, and her children moved to Rochester, NY. While in Rochester, NY. Rosa was a member of Benjamin Temple Church of God in Christ, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and President of The Pastor’s Aid. Rosa attended Monroe Community College, and received an associate’s degree in education. She later attended Nazareth College and earned a bachelor degree in elementary education. She taught in both elementary and junior high schools while in NY.In 1984, Rosa returned to Louisiana. Rosa was currently the Sunday School Superintendent, bible band president, and the church secretary at Sunlight Church of God in Christ. Rosa lee Andrews enjoys traveling to different places, visiting the sick and shut in, spending time with her family and friends in Rochester NY, experiencing fine dining, and visiting various churches. She leaves to cherish her memories: three sons, Perry (Nora) Andrews, Romelis (Laurie) Andrews, and Dan (Carlise) Andrews all of Rochester, NY; three daughters, Denise (Ben) Hann, Gwen Andrews, and Lisa (James) Burton all of Rochester, NY; five brothers, Larry Martin, and Harold Martin, both of Mt. Hermon, LA, Jeffro Martin, Gregory Martin, both of New Orleans, LA, and Herman Tate; three sisters, Jennifer Martin of Kentwood, LA, Shirley Mae Miller of Mt. Hermon, LA, and Joyce Tate of Baton, Rouge, LA; best friend, Loucean James; special cousin, Colston Martin; two God daughters, LaSharn Wright and Ernestine Lockett; twenty one grandchildren, fifty great grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Martin and Mary Ella Brock; her husband, David Andrews; one sister, Barbara Ann Martin.Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00PM - 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton.Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:00OPM Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Osyka, Mississippi Keith ThomasJanuary 18, 1965 - February 19, 2017HAROLD KEITH THOMAS, AGE 52 and a resident of Thomas passed away tragically on Sunday February 19, 2017. Keith was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend. His smile and kind spirit will forever live in the hearts and minds of many. Keith was a valued employee of Double D Meat, Inc. for over 20 years, working in several different capacities through the years. He loved hunting, fishing, farming and baseball. Keith was an avid LSU fan and enjoyed any outdoor activity. Most importantly, he cherished the time spent with his wife, children and grandbabies.Survived by: Wife of 30 years: Sondra Darlene Mizell Thomas of Thomas; Son and Fiancé: Brandon Keith Thomas and Chelsea Tate of Thomas; Daughter and Son in law: Tiffany Darlene King and Chad King of Plainview; 2 Granddaughters: McKinlee Jane King, Ava Caroline Tate; An expected grandson in June: Maverick Keith Louis King; Mother: Mazina Ann Williams Thomas of Thomas; Brothers and Sisters in law: Richard Houston Thomas, Jr., Johnny Lee and Carolyn Thomas all of Bremen, GA.; Michael and Claire Thomas of Slidell; Special Brother in law: Joshua James Miley and his children Asher James and Alexander Drake; Sister in law and Brother in law, his Best Friend: Sonja and Donnie Wells; Father in law: William L. Mizell of Enon; Mother in law: Brenda J. Magee Miley of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews that loved him dearly.He was preceded in death by his father Richard Houston Thomas, Sr.Visitation will be at First Pentecostal Church of Bogalusa (14532 Hwy. 21 South, Bogalusa) on Wednesday February 22nd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1 pm Thursday with Rev. Travis Houston and Rev. Caleb Duane Herring officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. Pallbearers: Chris Mizell, Donnie Wells, Jordan Rodrigue, Josh Thomas, Matt Thomas, Rick ThomasHonorary Pallbearers: Tillman Stogner, Josh Stogner, Lawrence Stogner, Glenn Magee, Larry Magee, Gary Magee, Mike Smith, Mike Stogner Henrie Pearl WilsonApril 23, 1920 - February 19, 2017Mrs. Henrie Pearl Dyson Wilson was born to the late Elder T. C. Dyson and Easter Dyson April 23, 1920 in Franklinton, Louisiana. Mrs. Wilson family of origin consisted of twelve children. After the early death of her mother in 1928, she was reared by Sister Gracie O. Dyson with the support of her very large Dyson sibling clan. At an early age, she joined Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness pastored by Reverend McKennis. She graduated from Washington Parish High School and attended Southern University for two years. She was married to the Late Rev. Albert Robert Wilson and to this union five children were born. She joined Sweet Rest Baptist Church in 1950 and remained faithful until her death. Mrs. Wilson supported her husband’s ministry and assisted him with the development of a community church in Franklinton. She was very involved in the ministry of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Folsom, Louisiana. During the years of her life she was active in many areas. Her many positions were namely; a Sunday school teacher for forty-six years, president of senior mission, matron of the junior mission, and a member of the church choir at her church. She was president of of the Third District Bogue Chitto Mission; number one for twenty-nine years, a teacher in the District Sunday school and B.T. U. Congress, vice president of the mission number 1 in the Louisiana and Foreign Mission Baptist State Convention.She served as the director over the talent program in the Sunday school convention, assistant secretary of the Ideal Women’s Club, organizer of the Above 60 Women’s Ministry of Sweet Rest Baptist Church, an insurance agent for Purple Shield Life Insurance Company, worked for the Housing Project for Franklinton, and worked for the Louisiana Food Stamp Program. She was recognized repeatedly for high performance and excellence while working at Purple Shield. She served on the Board of Managers of Good Samaritan Nursing Home.Sister Wilson loved spiritual poetry, dramatic theatre and contemporary spiritual dance. She wrote religious plays which were acted out at Sweet Rest Baptist church and at other churches. She helped younger members of the church to develop their public speaking skills. Her favorite writers Mayo Angelou, Rev. Martin Luther King, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. She enjoyed politics and help to elect politicians that represented her Christian values and supported equality for all. She organized the Rev. A. J. Manning Scholarship Fund at Sweet Rest which was named after her late nephew and former pastor. The fund assisted youth financially if they pursued college. She believed in higher education and her favorite saying was “if a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest” by Benjamin Franklin. Sister Wilson believed Christianity required Christians to be involved in their community in order to improve the quality of life of its members. After reaching an old age, she felt that her main duty in life was tell men and women the whole truth about living a life that would be pleasing to God. She did not want to live a life in vain. She lived a very fulfilled life with all members of the Franklinton community.She leaves her only surviving child, Dr. Rodgers McKinley Wilson of Phoenix, Arizona and her only surviving sister, Sister Velma Dyson Magee of New Orleans, Louisiana. Her late children included Rayfield Wilson, Roma Jean Wilson Thurman, Rev. Roland McCoy Wilson, and Ronald Scott Wilson. She leaves two comforting daughter-in- laws that became daughters, Dorothy Young Wilson, and Rose LeDay Wilson. She leaves numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was a woman of God, a missionary, a mother, a wife, a social and political activist. Her joyous life was well lived.Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2017, 2:00PM-4:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home- Franklinton. The family hour will be 5:00PM-7:00PM at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church with Rev Jerome Warren, officiating.The funeral service will be 2:00PM Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Mallery Callahan pastor, officiating. The interment will be in Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Franklinton in charge of arrangements.Monroe McElveenJuly 10, 1937 - February 19, 2017LARRY MONROE MCELVEEN, AGE 79 and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:45 am Sunday February 19, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was retired as a school bus operator for the Washington Parish School System and a former longtime dairy farmer. Monroe served as the Ward 8 Justice of the Peace and as Police Juror man for many years. He was an active member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Monroe was a loving husband and father that cherished the time spent with his grandkids and great-grandkids.Survived by: Wife of 61 years: Willie Mae Rogers McElveen of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Carol Jenkins, Janet and Will Picou all of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Todd and Jenny McElveen of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Dustin Jenkins, Shelly Jenkins, Cody and Kellie Williams, Chance McElveen, Sydney McElveen, Rylee McElveen; 2 Great-grandchildren: Kaedyn Jenkins, Natylee Williams; Brother and Sister in law: James Donald McElveen and Ann McElveen; Sister in law: Verta Mae McElveen; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mammie McElveen, brothers Woodrow McElveen and John Henry McElveen, a sister Linda Cooper, son in law Shelby Jenkins and father in law and mother in law Bill and Ella Rogers.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 20th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the church with Eld. Duane Ball and Eld. Don Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek. Pallbearers: Dustin Jenkins, Kaedyn Jenkins, Cody Williams, Chance McElveen, John Cooper, Gary Hamilton, Mike BarberHonorary Pallbearers: Johnny Crain, W.E. Knight, Tommy Ravencraft, Russell Moak, Byron Brumfield, Charles Brumfield James "Jimmy" Charles Schwartz, Sr.October 27, 1941 - February 18, 2017James "Jimmy" Charles Schwartz, Sr., a resident of Kentwood passed away at 10:20 AM on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at his home. He was born October 27, 1941 in Kentwood and was 75 years of age. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood, Professional Photographer's Association of America, Louisiana Professional Photographer's Association, and a member of the Louisiana National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Jean Collins Schwartz; 4 sons, James "Jamie" Charles Schwartz, Jr. and wife, Mary Anna, Niceville, FL, Michael Collins Schwartz and wife, Sarah, Hammond, Timothy Tate Schwartz and wife, Jael, Hammond, and Paul Scott Schwartz, Walker; 7 grandchildren, James Charles Schwartz, III, Jacob Michael Schwartz, Hunter Tate Schwartz, Cole Michael Schwartz, Summerlyn Faith Schwartz, Finn Collins Schwartz and Sebastian Schwartz; and sister, Lois "Chee Chee" Dunn and husband, Bubba, Greensburg. Preceded in death by his parents, Jason "Bully" Tate Schwartz and Myrtle Mae Birch Schwartz; and sisters, Charlotte Ann Blades and Sally Carolyn Needham. Services conducted by Bro. Joey Miller. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Monday, February 20, 2017. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.  Betty B. FranklinJanuary 20, 1948 - February 16, 2017Betty Jean Brumfield Ross Franklin, age 69 and born in Kentwood, peacefully took her eternal rest on Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was the 4th child born to the late Genie and Veter Burkhalter Brumfield on January, 20, 1948.At an early age she professed her faith in Christ and was baptized at Silver Creek (now Union Chapel) African Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended and was a graduate of O.W. Dillon High School. After graduation, she joined the United States Navy where she served as a payroll clerk. After faithfully serving her country, she relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana where she worked as an electronics technician for South Central Bell for 30 years. She joined and became an active member of Historic St. James A.M.E Church where she served as a Steward, a member of the Early Morning Mass Choir as well as the Missionary Society.She was united in holy matrimony to Emile Oliver Ross on June 20, 1981. To this union, two children were born, Ashley Nicole and Allyson Nichole Ross. She later married Alvin Franklin on June 22, 2007.She is preceded in death by her parents, Genie and Veter Burkhalter Brumfield; her daughter, Ashley Nicole Ross; and sister, Shirley Mae Brumfield Reed.She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Alvin Franklin; daughter, Allyson N. Ross; six step children, Jeffery Ross (Kirtrell), Wanda F. Ross, Lori Ross Weber(Keith), Derrick Ross, Alicia Clark Scott(Burton) and Evan Franklin; two sisters, Elnora Brumfield Warren and Mary Jane Brumfield Hill (Bobby); 9 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.A Visitation is scheduled Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 am at Historic A.M.E. Church, 222 North Roman Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. A Visitation is also scheduled Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm at Union Chapel A.M.E. Church, 23012 Silver Creek Road in Kentwood, Louisiana Cynthia L. DysonApril 16, 1955 - February 16, 2017Cynthia L. Dyson made her debut into the world on April 16, 1955 by way of Roy Sr. and Alexzine Dyson. She was the third of seven children and a mighty impact in each of our lives. She passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. Cynthia was a servant of the Lord and lived to do his works. She attended Sweet Home COCHUSA where she accepted Christ at a very early age. Cynthia is currently under the leadership of Pastor Washington E. Drake where she is involved in many compacities. Cynthia was an active member of Sweet Home’s adult choir, and was also an active member of the United Christian Women’s Ministry, both locally and nationally. Cynthia served as the local and district Daughters of Ester facilitator. In addition, Cynthia was always available to facilitate an Daughter’s of Ester events for the Southwestern Diocese convention. Cynthia was also a children’s workshop facilitator for the third district and Southwestern Diocese convention. Cynthia was a diligent worker for the Lord, and was eager to do whatever her Father in heaven destined her to do. Cynthia attended Franklinton High School where she graduated class of 1973. She later became employed by the Washington Parish School System, where she was para-professional for 32 and a half years. During her employment with the Washington Parish School System, she escorted students to the Louisiana Special Olympics State Games. Even after her retirement, Cynthia continued to coach special needs students at the Louisiana Special Olympics State Games. Her love for Special Needs students was exemplified with her employment as a personal care attendant for her favorite, Gabriel Jackson. Cynthia was also employed at the Quad Area: Community Action Agency for four years.Cynthia leaves to cherish her memories one son, Dayon Dyson, of Franklinton, La; two daughters she loved as her own, Kiaun Williams and Angela (Randy) Reed; one son that she also loved as her own, Scottie E. Washington; three God-daughters that were dear to her heart, Anastashia Young, Brian’Claire (Joshua) Williams, and Amy (Quenzell) Spikes; two grandsons, Jaylen and Richard; five granddaughters, Sabrina, Essence, Ebony, Madison, and Dayona; three great grandsons, Jayce, Jaxen, and Aron; three sisters, Willie Robinson, Tyrounda Conerly, and Cathy (Oneal) Cotton, all of Franklinton, La; one brother Roy (Katrina) Dyson of Laplace, La. Four aunts, Dellarine Crain who was like another mother, Essie Mills, both of Baton Rouge, La. Valdora (Joseph) Snedecor of Zachary, La, and Fredda Sherman of Columbus Ohio. Two great aunts, Velma Magee of New Orleans, La, and Betty Dyson of Bogalusa, La. Five nephews, Roylayn Sr. (Vickie), DeQuantes, Roy III, Kylon, Willique; four nieces; Angel (Marcus), Sabrina (Faheem), Jadelyn, Diamond; and a special great nephew, RJ. She also leaves to cherish her memories an adopted family, Margie Brumfield, Gilda, Ginger, Stanley, and Rhea, as well as Olga and Gabriel Jackson; her God family, Jeffery Magee, Wanda Magee, and Gent Magee.Cynthia is proceeded in death by her grandson, Da’Quarrius Baker; her parents, Roy and Alexzine Dyson; and two sisters, Dorothy and Linda Dyson; one great aunt, Henry Pearl Wilson.Visitation from 2:00 – 5:00PM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton.Funeral service Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00AM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA with Elder Washington Drake – Pastor Officiating. Interment – Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. Emma Mae BakerDecember 12, 1937 - February 15, 2017Emma Mae Baker age 79 passed away February 15, 2017 at her residence. She was a retired LPN who worked at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center for many years. She is survived by two sons William "Billy" Henry Baker of Bogalusa La, and Daniel Clyde Baker of Bogalusa La. One sister Eddie Mae Davis of Bogalusa La. Five sisters; Nita Faye Dykes of Bogalusa, Vera C. Hall of Bogalusa La, Janice Ann Ellis who lives in Kentucky, Gloria Jean Benson of Bogalusa, and Ellen Jean Taylor of Pine La. Five Grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Daniel Myles Baker, parents Grady and Lola Mae Crosby Davis, and one brother Lavon Davis and a sister Mary Davis. Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown Mcgehee Funeral Home on Monday February 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Carol Youngblood October 1, 1933 - February 15, 2017 Carole B. Youngblood, born October 1, 1933 in Chattanooga, TN went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. She was a loving caregiver of children in Onalaska, TX before moving to Bogalusa, LA.She is survived by her son, Steve (Mary) Goodner of Chattanooga, TN; and daughter, Lisa Winegeart of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Joan (Ben) Hurt of Murfreesboro, TN; and a dear friend, Carol Loke of Onalaska, TX; ten grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Dorothy Bettis; a daughter. Yvonne Crocker; two sisters, Jackie Spears and Patsy Wallace; a brother, Alfred Bettis; and a grandson, Brian Davidson.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rodney Wayne Brown, Sr.October 25, 1955 - February 14, 2017Rodney Wayne Brown, Sr. humbly gave a silent sigh and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.Rodney Wayne Brown, Sr. was born on October 25, 1955, in Bogalusa, LA. He was the third child of the Late Orell and Laura Harry Brown. He began his formal education in the Bogalusa City School System and graduated from Bogalusa High School in the Class of 1973. After graduating from high school he attended and graduated from Southern University of Baton Rouge, LA in 1978, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He continued his education at Southeastern Louisiana University of Hammond, LA where earned a Master’s Degree in Education. He also earned his Plus Thirty hours in post graduate work in Administration and Supervision. He taught Agri-Science for many years in the Bogalusa City School System prior to becoming assistant principal and later principal of Bogalusa High School. He worked diligently to help Bogalusa High School reach new heights. Rodney believed that all children could learn, but each child learned in a unique and different way and at different rates. He fervently believed that with hard work and perseverance, educators, could touch each child in a special way. According to Rodney, “Teamwork is the ultimate way in which a school can be successful in reaching the goals of helping each child attain his/her potential.” Rodney was admired by his colleagues, students, family, friends and community.Rodney married the love of his life, Brenda Magee Brown. He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age. He was an active and faithful member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Bogalusa, LA. He served in various capacities within the church to include Trustee, Steward Pro-tem, Class Leader, Treasurer, Sons of Allen, Laity, Director Christian Education, and Superintendent of Church School. He served as Conference President of the Laymen Organization and later became Eight Episcopal Lay President. He was elated to serve as host for the Biennial of 2003 in New Orleans, LA. He has served on many Episcopal committees for several A.M.E. general conferences. He was admired as an inspiration and mentor to many throughout the community and the world. As a community leader, Rodney worked with the Washington Parish Watermelon Festival. He was a member of the Washington Parish Council of eight years representing District A. He also served as Vice-President of the YMCA Board of Directors for many years. Rodney will be mourned and missed as a great caring leader who developed a deep personal relationship with everyone throughout his community. Part of his legacy was supportiveness to those in need. We honor him by continuing to support and love each other. His heart was filled with love and compassion. His two favorite songs were “God’s Grace and Mercy Brought Me Through” and “Blessed Assurance.”Rodney leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife, Brenda Magee Brown; a son, Rodney Wayne Brown, Jr. (Brittany) of McKinney, TX; a brother, Larry Brown (Marian) of Bogalusa, LA; a sister, Denise Brown Williams, of Bakersfield, CA; mother-in-law, Annie Lee Magee; three brothers-in-law, Carl Magee, Edward Magee, and Michael Magee; two sisters-in-law, Linda Hillery and Evangelist Mary Lucas (Reverend Larry); four aunts, Rosa Lee White, Emma Harry, Gladys Harry, and Earnestine Bishop (Willie); three uncles, William Harry (Dorothy), Leroy Harry (Thelma), and Cleotha Harry (Charlene); two grandchildren, Callen Brown and Kiley Beshears; five godchildren, Janiya Vernon, Miracle Bolton, Knefus Bruns, Jamaryia Thomas, and Janola Walker, III; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orell and Laura Brown.The visitation will be 2:00PM-5:00PM with a family hour 5:00PM-7:00 Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa.The funeral will be 12:00PM Friday, February 24, 2017 at St. Paul AME Church with Eld. R.L. Palmer, Jr., pastor, officiating. The interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements. Leon Smith, Jr.September 16, 1956 - February 14, 2017Brother Leon Smith, Jr. was born on September 16, 1956 to the late Iristean and Leon Smith, Sr. He was a native of Franklinton, LA and upon completion of high school, he made New Orleans which was his home for nearly 30 years before returning back to his hometown of Franklinton. After accepting Christ at an early age, he remained committed to being a disciple of Christ. Brother Leon was a dedicated member of Greater Hayes Creek Church. He faithfully served as a member of the male choir and the adult choir. His willingness to serve in various capacities, along with his humility and kindness, defined his character and allowed the glory of the Lord to be revealed for being a godly example of a leader, a husband, a father.Brother Leon ‘s spiritual journey was strengthened when he married the love of his life, Antowanette Neville, on April 19, 2002.Brother Leon was preceded in death by his father Leon Smith, Sr. and mother, Iristean Smith, grandmother Gradulee Smith.The legacy of Brother Leon Smith, Jr’s life will be cherished by his daughter and loving wife, Antwinette Smith, sons, Solento Rodriquez Leon (Demetrice) Smith, III, Daniel Cornellus (Shanna) Smith, Carlton Ray (Jeness) Clarks, Darius (Kayla) Smith; Daughters, Ireon (Alijah) Smith, Kadesha Smith (Jonny) and Daleonne Smith, 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers Leroy (Carol) Smith and Bruce Smith. Mother-in-law Rutha Mae Jones, 4 brothers-in-law, 2 sister-in-laws and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:00PM at Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jerome Warren – Officiating. Internment – Patterson-Hart Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Paul Kenneth MizellJune 12, 1950 - February 12, 2017PAUL KENNETH MIZELL, AGE 66 and a resident of Enon died at 7:40 am Sunday February 12, 2017 at his home. He had retired as a Maintenance Supervisor with the Southeast Louisiana Hospital. Paul was a member of Enon Baptist Church and upon retiring he spent a great deal of time mowing and maintaining the church and cemetery grounds, which he enjoyed doing. He would visit the Enon Quick-Stop each morning to grab a cup of coffee and “check on the local news”. Paul loved deer hunting and spending time in the woods riding his ATVs. He enjoyed traveling on vacation and had visited the Rocky and Great Smokey Mountains often through the years. He had a special place in his heart for his pet Chihuahua Sweet Pea. Paul was a loving father and brother that cherished the time spent with his family.Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Paul Brian Mizell, Sr. and Deonna Mizell of Enon; Daughter: Lisa Mizell Cooper and Ted Spencer of Enon; 4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Paul Brian “B.J.” Mizell, Jr. and Lindsay Mizell, Justin Heath Gilmore and Adrian Gilmore, Drake Brannen Cooper, Angel Alexis Cooper; 2 Great-grandchildren: Everett Shepard Mizell, Braiden Howard Gilmore; An expected great-grandson Blake Allen Gilmore; Sister: Shirley Mizell of Enon; Brother and Sister in law: Luther and Sherry Mizell of West Monroe, LA,; Close Friend: Elizabeth Gilly; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Mizell and Ruth Fussell Mizell, a brother Frank Edward Mizell, sisters Barbara Mizell Allred and Carrie Mizell Thomas.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday February 15th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Mizell Cemetery.Pallbearers: B.J. Mizell, Justin Gilmore, Drake Cooper, Heath Thomas, Keith Voth, Gary MizellHonorary Pallbearers: Robert Mizell, Randy Bateman, Rawland Crowe Kenneth Ray DuncanApril 3, 1947 - February 11, 2017KENNETH RAY DUNCAN, AGE 69 and a resident of Pine died Saturday morning February 11, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was formerly a small-engine mechanic that also did odd jobs and repairs. He worked at many dairy farms in the area through the years and also worked as a truck driver. Kenneth enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially his favorite raccoon hunting. Survived by: Wife of nearly 44 years: Judy Jenkins Duncan of Pine; 2 Daughters: Pamela Duncan Naquin of Bogalusa, Shana Duncan of Franklinton; Son: Kenny Wayne Duncan of Bogalusa; 8 Grandchildren: Robert Warren, Gregory Naquin, Autume Thomas, Audreana Thomas, Colleen Duncan, Christian Duncan, Tilor Duncan, Aaron Duncan; 3 Great-grandchildren: Brantley Duncan, Karisma Duncan, Jocelyn Duncan; 3 Brothers: Wilford Duncan, Jr. of Kentwood, Jimmy Duncan, Edward Wayne Duncan both of Mt. Hermon; Sister: Virginia O’Bryant of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law and other family members.He was preceded in death by a daughter Lorenda Duncan, his parents Wilford Duncan, Sr. and Marie Lambert Duncan Keeting, 2 sisters Peggy Duncan, Glenda Duncan, father in law and mother in law Van and Audrey Jenkins, brother in law Otis Jenkins and sister in law Mildred Creel.Visitation will be at Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church Monday February 13th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Tuesday with Rev. Randall Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Van Jenkins family cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to help with final expenses. Pauline Connolly WayneSeptember 15, 1924 - February 11, 2017Pauline Connolly Wayne was born in Kentwood, Louisiana, on September 15, 1924, and passed away on February 11, 2017, at the age of 92. Pauline graduated from Kentwood High School before attending Southeastern Louisiana University. While attending Southeastern, she married the love of her life, Paul Wayne, in 1944. Pauline was a loving and devoted wife who along with her husband of nearly 73 years began a family. After college, Pauline worked for the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office before becoming a court reporter for the 21st Judicial District. Pauline worked for many judges throughout her career. She had a work ethic like no other. She worked many long hours, sometimes typing into the early morning hours to translate court documents while caring for and raising a family. She was highly respected by her colleagues and judges. She retired in 1986. Pauline was the matriarch of her family. She loved and cared for her immediate family as well as many extended family members. Pauline enjoyed cooking and spending time around the dinner table with her family - Pauline's life was complete when she had her family together. Her love for cooking and her kindness was a benefit to friends as you could always count on a hot meal when you went to her home. Pauline was a woman of amazing strength, both spiritually and emotionally. A life-long Christian and a member of First Baptist Church of Amite, Pauline read her Bible and used it as a guide for her life. She also raised her children to love others, but to love God the most. Pauline always saw the good in people and the beauty in everything that she experienced. She lived a long and happy life, not always easy, but she approached and handled each situation with the utmost class and grace. Pauline lived her life simply and honestly... which is why many people turned to her for guidance and advice. She always offered an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on...she selflessly put others first. Her nurturing advice was always loving and wise. She was a true blessing to those who knew her, and she will be greatly missed.Pauline not only enjoyed spending time with her family, she also enjoyed getting together with some of her closest friends - Mrs. Katie Russell, Mrs. Evelyn Rispone, Mrs. Genie McKneely, Mrs. Frankie Doss, and Mrs. Yvonne Jones for fun, food, and fellowship together. Many happy times were shared with this "lunch bunch". She also enjoyed working cross word puzzles, researching her family's genealogy, and watching Dr. Stanley and The Lawrence Welk Show.To her family, Pauline was the glue that held the world together. She was our protector, our caregiver, our strength, and our security. She made our lives easier and filled our lives with love and happiness. She supported us and gave us the strength to accomplish anything. She never wanted any of the credit for our achievements.Aside from spending time with her family, Pauline's passion was camping in her RV. She would take her grandchildren camping every available weekend. Pauline was also a member of the Denham Springs Campers' Club where she could be found many weekends visiting and having a pot-luck dinner with family, friends, and fellow campers. Pauline and her dear friend and co-worker, Mrs. Helen Waldrop, spent many weekends sitting around a campfire visiting and solving life's problems.Pauline is survived by her daughter; Cheryl Wayne Davis and husband, Ralph Davis of Baton Rouge; her grandchildren, Leigh Anne Bel Lambert of Amite; W. Bart Beaver of Amite; and Beau W. Beaver of Amite; her great-grandchildren, Hunter Lambert and Jaden Lambert.Pauline is preceded in death by her parents; Hansel and Mary Leona Connolly, her loving husband of nearly 73 years, Paul Wayne; and daughter Sarah Ann Wayne Beaver; sister Mamie Eldridge; brother James Connolly, and several half-sisters.Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday and at First Baptist Church of Amite from 9 a.m. until Religious Services at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Trey Waldrop. Interment Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite.  Gloria McClanahan McKinnonApril 12, 1923 - February 11, 2017Gloria McClanahan McKinnon, a resident of Mt. Hermon passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at her home in Sunny Hill.  She was born April 12, 1923, in New Trenton, Indiana, and was 93 years of age.  She was a member of Mt. Hermon Methodist Church.  She is survived by her sons, Todd McKinnon and wife, Patricia, Ted McKinnon and wife, Kay, and Tim McKinnon and wife, Paula; daughter Jane Maher; grandchildren, Colleen Bond, Erin Azar, Dori Kice, Ryan McKinnon, and Caroline Jernigan; great grandchildren Carter Kice, Aiden Kice, Evan Kice, Mairin Bond, Ella Azar, Reese Azar, Mary Scott McKinnon, Dugan McKinnon, Madeline Jernigan, and Kate Jernigan.  Preceded in death by parents, Jesse and Zetta McClanahan; brothers Gerald and Meyerlyn McClanahan; sister, Joyce Burns.  Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Services conducted by Rev. Mark Juneau.  Interment Roberts Cemetery, Kentwood.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans or Wounded Warrior Project.  Bobby Ray KatoAugust 28, 1945 - February 10, 2017Bobby Ray Kato, originally from Bogalusa, LA, and a resident of Queens, NY., passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in LaPlace, Louisiana. Bobby was preceded in death by his wife Ethel Cox Kato, his mother Delissa Moses Kato, his father Freddie Kato and grandson Michael Kato.He leaves to cherish his memories: four children, Michael Kato of New Orleans, LA (Felicia-honorary daughter), Delissa Kato Taylor of Queens, NY(Albert), Bobby Kato, Jr. of Danbury, CT (Christina) and Eric Davis of Queens, NY; six grandchildren, Leila Davis, Mekale Kato, Michell Kato, Shaneka Thompson, Shannita Lewis, Rashad Lewis; seven great grandchildren Nekalus Thompson, Kennedy Thompson, Kamiya Lewis, Kiersten Lewis, Khymani Wilkins, Jaden Leroy and Kaige Kato; Seven siblings Shirley Wicker, Patricia Harris, F. Bernard (Patricia), Marjorie Kato, Linda Kato, Sandra Kato, Michelle Kato Jordan (Craig); two aunts Helen McGee (Gary), Claranetta Moses Maxwell; one uncle Reverend James Moses and a host of other relatives and friends.The visitation will be from 9:00AM-11:00AM with the funeral to immediately follow at 11:00AM Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa, LA. Rev. Dr. Byron Muse will be officiating the service.  Patricia Lynn "Mama Pat" McFarlaneDecember 2, 1955 - February 10, 2017Patricia Lynn "Momma Pat" McFarlane born December 2, 1955 went home to the lord on February 10, 2017. She was a member of The Way Church of Denham Springs, La.She leaves behind her loving husband and family, her husband , Clyde McFarlane Sr. of Walker, La., 2 sons. Mitchell Phillips (Desere'e) Phillips of Denham Springs, La. and Clyde McFarlane Jr. of Rohnert Park, California., 2 daughters, Dixie Brooks of Noel, MO., and Marie Walle of Metaire, La, 4 brothers Donald Hall of Walker , La., Norman Hall of Port Allen, La., Marty Hall of Kansas City, Kansas, and Hollis Hall of White Pine, TN., one sister, Donna Doerfler of Ore City, Tx. Also 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.Visitation will begin on February 12, 2017 starting at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 PM and will resume on Monday February 13, 2017 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. services conducted by Pastor Josh Spinks. The interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.  Clifton Adam BreauxJanuary 25, 1931 - February 7, 2017Clifton Adam Breaux passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the age of 86. He was a passionate master gardener, who grew everything from sugar cane to massive sunflowers, to incredible vegetables. If it had seeds, he could grow it well!He was the husband of Geraldine Guidry Breaux. Father of Bonnie Herbert (Charles), Terry Breaux (Ashley), Dennis Breaux (Kay), Denise Stachewicz (Mike), and Adam Breaux (Kelly), as well as the late Clifton Breaux Jr and Robin Breaux. Grandfather of Jeremy Edwards, Jarrad Breaux, and Jenna Breaux. Great grandfather of Abigail And Madelyn Breaux. Son of the late Adam Breaux and Aggie Picou Breaux. Brother of Alverta Daigneault and James Breaux, as well as the late Leverda Margiotta and Florence Petit. He is also survived by a host of sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will be in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery in Raceland. Ronald Joe WoodwardOctober 2, 1952 - February 8, 2017RONALD JOE WOODWARD, AGE 64 and a resident of Varnado died early Wednesday morning February 8, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He worked at numerous dairy farms throughout the area for many years. Joe loved being outdoors often checking on and taking care of his farm animals. He had recently planted sugar cane that he planned to turn into syrup using his new mill.Survived by: Wife of 44 years: Mary Woodward of Varnado; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Junie and Duane Hunt of Pine, Josi and Robert Riggs of Bogalusa; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Nicholas and Ashley Jones, Cody and Lauren Jones, Zachary Price, Katie Price, Steven Price; 5 Great-grandchildren: Jayden, Jeremy, Kaitlyn, Jasmine, Estella; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: J.S. Woodward, Stanley and Trish Woodward all of Franklinton; Sister: Judy Glover; Also several nieces and nephewsHe was preceded in death by his parents G.S. Woodward and Junie Warren Woodward, and sisters Anna Lee and Sandra Fay “Sue”.A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Malloye JonesFebruary 5, 1938 - February 8, 2017MALLOYE JONES, AGE 79 and a resident of Pine passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of February 8, 2017. He was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church and a former supervisor with Kaiser Aluminum. Malloye loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors, especially rabbit hunting. He was a devoted family man and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren. Survived by: Wife of 57 years: Lynelle Turnage Jones of Pine; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Marvin and Gwen Jones, Bryan and Kristie Jones, Michael and Michelle Jones all of Pine; 10 Grandchildren: Camela Jones, Michael Jones, Justin Jones, Auston Jones, Kelsi Jones, Kamryn Jones , Brody Jones, Gloria Tusa, Shelen Baughman, Marlina Keele9 Great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Shirley Jones, Elouise Jones both of Thomas; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Hazel Jones, Jean Jones, Diane and Lester Dykes, Billie and Truett “Tap” Roberts; Brother in law and Sister in law: Larry and Peggy Turnage; Also numerous nieces and nephewsHe was preceded in death by his parents Marvin Jones and Gertrude Crain Jones, brothers Eldridge, Hunter, Elvin, Kenneth and Aubrey Jones and sisters Margie Magee, Clearmethia Magee, Doris Magee, Joyce McDonald, Eloise Lee and Paulette Phelps.A memorial service for family and friends will be held at New Beginning Baptist Church in Thomas on Saturday February 11th with Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Visitation at the church will begin at 10 am Saturday until the time of the service at 12 pm.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to New Beginning Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice.  Brenda Ann Miller HollidayMarch 2, 1960 - February 7, 2017BRENDA ANN MILLER HOLLIDAY, AGE 56 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died early Tuesday morning February 7, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She had many pets like her dogs and cats and she also loved her horses. Brenda liked working in her yard, tending her flowers and feeding the many birds that visited her property. She also enjoyed watching her favorite game shows each day and spending time with her family.Survived by: Husband: Michael Holliday of Mt. Hermon; Son: Patrick Fair of Mt. Hermon; Step-daughter: Shannon Holliday of Mt. Hermon; Granddaughter and Spouse: Brittany and Drew Milton; 2 Great-grandchildren: Braylen Milton, Avery Milton; Parents: Larry Miller and Margaret Wilkes Miller of Mt. Hermon; Brother and Sister in law: Jim and Lisa Miller of Mt. Hermon; Nephew: Ethan MillerVisitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday February 9th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh, Rev. Leroy McElveen and Rev. Ray Wuerzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Patrick Fair, Jim Miller, Cole Schilling, Ethan Miller, Drew Milton, Josh McMorris, Angie McMorris Dennis BrownOctober 17, 1955 - February 04, 2017Dennis Ray Brown departed this life at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in with his loving wife and family by his side on Saturday night, February 4, 2017. Dennis was reared in St. John Temple Church of God in Christ and remained there until he moved to Georgia. He really enjoyed music. He was formally a member of The Gospel Stars. He always called "St. John" his church away from home. Dennis graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1973. After completing high school, he enlisted in the Air Force where he served his country and received an honorable discharge. He relocated to Lithonia, GA. And was employed at Univar USA, from 1995 until his death.Remembering him with love, his loving and dedicated wife, Rochelle Brown of Lithonia, GA; two daughters, Tanethia Williams of Baton Rouge, LA, and Brittany (Michael) Jackson of Conyers, GA; two sons, Brandon Brumfield of Bogalusa, LA, and Joshua Goss of Lithonia, GA; his father, Pastor Bobby (Deloris) Brown of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Betty Carter and Patsy Brown of Compton, CA; and Sheila Brown of St. Louis, MO; two brothers, Eldred (Myrtis) Brown of Austin, TX, and Caleb Brown of Compton, CA; A loving mother-in-law, Juanita Barron of Decatur, GA; a brother- in -law, Terence Hampton of Decatur, GA; two sisters- in -law, Dorian (Charles) Freeman of Lithonia, GA, and Letisha (Dennis) Gillespie of Decatur, GA; five grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. We can't forget his best friend and buddy, Bayou, his ShihTzu dog.He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Ramsey Brown, and his grandmothers, Dorothy Hookfin and Adila James.The family of Dennis Brown extends a special "Thank You" to St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the caring staff, Mary Bird, Radiation, and the Univar USA family.The visitation will be 2:00PM-5:00PM Saturday, February 11, 2017 with a family hour from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa.The funeral service will be 2:00PM Sunday, February 12 at St. John Temple COGIC with Rev. Bobby Brown officiating. The interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements. Doris TynesFebruary 7, 1929 - February 3, 2017DORIS TYNES, AGE 87 and a resident of the Stateline Community died just before midnight Friday February 3, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital. She was a former LPN for over 20 years at Riverside Medical Center and later at the Southeast Louisiana Hospital. Doris was a longtime member of Stateline Missionary Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing the piano for many years. She loved traveling on vacation, including annual trips with friends to Gatlinburg and many cruises through the years. She also enjoyed working in her yard, tending her flowers and watching the many birds that visited her property.Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Janice and Richard Wilson of the Stateline Community; 4 Grandchildren: Cammie Crain, Cassie Jenkins, Tom Seal, Miranda Dunshee; 6 Great-grandchildren; 2 Great-great-grandchildren; Brother: Loyd Tynes of Apopka, FL; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her husband Herman Seal, a son Thomas Reed Seal, parents Thomas E. Tynes and Ardella Crain Tynes, grandson Matthew Ryan Dunshee, a sister Lorena Crain, brother Melvin Tynes and an infant brother.Visitation will be at Stateline Missionary Baptist Church Monday February 6th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at the church Tuesday after 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Eld. Donnie Broom officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain Cemetery at Stateline.The family wishes to send a sincere thank you to Sue Crain for the loving kindness she has shown through the years and to the nurses and staff of Resthaven Living Center for their care and support. Pallbearers: James Gowens, Kyle Sharbaugh, Joseph Crain, Scott Ard, John Fortenberry, Tom SealMatthew Stogner March 2, 1981 - February 3, 2017Matthew Stogner age 35, born March 2, 1981, passed away on February 3, 2017, at his residence in Bogalusa, La.He is survived by his son Mathison Stogner, his mother Judy Stogner, his father Lawrence and Kim Stogner, and his brother Jeremy Stogner all of Bogalusa, LA.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, February 5, 2017, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. and will continue Monday, February 6, 2017, from 9:00 until service time of 11:00a.m. The Rev. Billy Galloway will officiate and interment will follow in Mizell Cemetery.Kathryn Shaw KussMay 30, 1925 - February 02, 2017“Well done thy good and faithful servant!..."Come and Share Your Master's Happiness!"Kathryn Shaw Kuss, age 91 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 1:13PM on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood where she served many years as church hostess and along side of her husband, Deacon Charles Kuss, Sr., served on many committees. She was a lifetime member of the Kentwood Garden Club. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Kelsey, Amite; 2 sons, Charles F. Kuss, Jr. and wife, Betty, Rome, GA, and Dr. Kit D. Kuss and wife, Dr. Charlotte Kuss, Niceville, FL; grandchildren, Chris Kelsey and wife, Tracie, Cullman, AL, Brennan Kelsey and wife, Donna, Kentwood, Robin Kelsey, Amite, Christian Kuss and wife, Tina, Rome, GA, Mary Kathryn Nichols and husband, Justin, Ashville, NC, Charles F. “Trey” Kuss, III, Rome, GA, Kristopher Kuss and wife, Danyelle, Meridian, MS, Kelsey Noll and husband, Austin, Tallahassee, FL; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Mike, and James Kelsey, Rosa Kathryn Kuss, Tyler, Justin, and Casey Proux, Kayla Kelsey Bridges and husband, Matthew, Brennan and Keegan Kelsey, Michael Noll, and Hazel and Hank Nichols;  2 great great granddaughters, Madelyn and Blakely Bridges; and brother, Elton “Coach" Shaw, Kentwood. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Flory “Charley” Kuss, Sr.; son-in-law, Mike Kelsey; parents, Henry and Hazel Shaw; brother, Herbert Clay Shaw; and sisters, Doris Yarbrough, Elizabeth Audibert, Lucille Brown and Mavis Shaw. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Baugh and Dr. Dean Richards. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. James C. PassmanJuly 14, 1938 - February 2, 2017JAMES C. PASSMAN, AGE 78 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Thursday morning February 2, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Washington Parish but was a former longtime resident of Metairie. James retired from the New Orleans Police Department and later moved back to Mt. Hermon. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War Era. James was an active member of Silver Springs Baptist Church where he enjoyed leading and participating in the Sunday Bible Studies.Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Christopher and Eileen Passman of Metairie, James and Karen Passman of Imperial, PA; Daughter: Sandy Passman of Poughkeepsie, NY; 5 Grandchildren: Courtney Passman, Chelsea Passman, Brandon Passman, Chase Passman, Max Passman; Also his many neighbors, friends and church family of Silver Springs Baptist ChurchHe was preceded in death by his wife Carole Lopez Passman and his parents Frank Passman and Lattis Miller Passman. Caldonia Smith PackJuly 25, 1936 - February 01, 2017Caldonia Smith Pack was called home to rest on February 1, 2017. She joined New Zion Missionary Baptist Church and was a loyal and faithful member until her health failed. She loved the Lord and encouraged others to do so too.She was married to the late Joseph Pack on February 19, 1955, and from this union eight children were born.She leaves to cherish her memories; two daughters: Rosa (Tommy) Butler and Victoria Pack, Three sons: Richard Pack, Walter (Peggy) Pack and Joseph (Mellow) Pack, Two sisters: Alfredia Smith and Lovie Smith, two brothers: Reverend Doyle (Daisy) Smith and Reverend Alvin (Pauline) Jefferson; 17 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Sis. Pack was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pack Sr., Parents; Julius and Luhana Smith, two sons: Jacob and Jessie Pack, a daughter; Emma Pack and three brothers: Percy, Clother, and Julius Smith.Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00AM - 11:00AM followed by the funeral service at 11:00AM with Rev. Linza Ray Cotton - Pastor Officiating. Mildria Cora Swilley George October 4, 1922 - February 1, 2017 Mildria Cora Swilley George, age 94, born in Bogalusa, LA on October 4, 1922, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA.She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary George and Jennifer Germany George; her grandchildren, Devin George, Megan George, Denise Gonzales, Donna Dutrich, Larry Allen George, and Jeffrey Scott George; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; her brothers, Heldria F. Swilley and Clyde Swilley.She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Nelson George; her son, Charles Larry George; her sisters, Helen Dunaway, and Virginia Dunaway; her sisters-in-law, Catherine George Swilley, and Audrey Swilley.Graveside Services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Ponemah Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Dudley James Cooper July 5, 1931 - February 1, 2017 Dudley James Cooper, age 85, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. He was born in Bogalusa, LA on July 5, 1931. He was a carpenter for over 25 years. Dudley and Margaret owned and operated Coop's for over 24 years.He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Cooper of Bogalusa, LA and Derinda Hughes (Toby) of Folsom, LA; one son, Jackie Cooper (Denise) of Bogalusa, LA; his grandchildren, Adam Hughes (Erin), Jennifer Rodgers (Noah), Brittany McGilvray (Alex), Josh Miley and Leah; seven great-grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Corkern Cooper; his parents, James C. Cooper and Eunice B. Cooper; his sister, Betty Cooper; and an infant brother, Cecil Cooper.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Toby Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.Donna Ann FincherDied: January 31, 2017Donna Ann Fincher of Bush passed away on January 31, 2017 at the age of 59. Funeral Services will be held at Hebron Baptist Church, 79614 Hwy 41, Bush, LA., on Friday 3, 2017 at 11:00am. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Hebron Baptist church cemetery.Bobby Wayne BrownOctober 2, 1933 - January 31, 2017BOBBY WAYNE BROWN, AGE 83, passed away near 11:00 am Tuesday morning January 31, 2017 at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, LA where he had resided for the last three years. He was born in Altus, AR to the late Robert Brown and Hessie Phillips Brown on October 2, 1933. After high school, Bobby joined the United States Army and later attended college using the G.I. Bill, once his duty was complete. In college he joined the ROTC while rising to the rank of Lieutenant in the Army. After a brief time as a teacher, Bobby became a refuge manager and game warden for the U.S. Department of the Interior, serving at Big Lake in Arkansas and Lacassine in Southwestern Louisiana before retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Lake Arthur, LA before he became ill.Survived by: Wife: Shirley G. Brown; 2 Daughters: Cheryl Tilghman and Donna Brown; Son: Christopher Brown; 3 Grandchildren: Ashley Brand, Lindsey Whitehurst, Crista Brown Floyd Joseph Ordoyne Jr.February 2, 1962 - January 31, 2017On Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm, an Angel of the Lord came to the Louisiana Heart Hospital and took Floyd Joseph Ordoyne Jr. to his Heavenly Home at the age of 54. He was a resident of Mt. Hermon and a proud former veteran of the U. S. Army and the U. S. Navy. Floyd served on the USS Nimitz during Desert Storm. He was an active member of the Brockdale Apostolic Church near Tylertown and he will be missed greatly by his beloved church family. “Today the journey has ended. I have worked out the mandates of faith. Naked, alone, undefined, I knocked at the uttermost gate. Behind is life and its trials, its sorrow. Beyond is the infinite morning of a day without tomorrow. Farewell, the maze has been threaded. This is the end of stride. Say not that death should be dreaded, but the beginning of Life”—Wenonah AbbotSurvived by: Wife of 16 years: Tracey Woodward Ordoyne of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter: Brandon Ordoyne, Brittani Ordoyne Ballou both of Washington State; Brother: Troy Ordoyne of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Michelle Ordoyne Ferguson and Randy Ferguson of Franklinton; Father in law and Mother in law: Robert and Mary Woodward of Franklinton; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Shanna and Billy Brooks I, of Pine, Jamie Woodward, Danny Woodward both of Franklinton, Melissa Lecompte of Bogalusa; Nieces and Nephews that were also his God Children: Ariel Brooks, Whitney Brooks, Billy Brooks II, Kenneth Brooks; Nephews and Nieces: Johnny Hill, Jr., Destiny Ordoyne, Gavin Lecompte, Skylar Ordoyne, Hunter Ordoyne, Lexie Ordoyne, Lauren Ordoyne, Mason Regions, Kaitlyn Woodward, Creighton Woodward, Caiden WoodwardHe was preceded in death by his parents Floyd J. Ordoyne, Sr. and Marlene Theriot Ordoyne, a brother Brian Ordoyne and nephew Trey Ordoyne.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday February 3rd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Raymond Garcia, Rev. Rick Elder and Randall Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers: Billy Brooks I, Danny Woodward, Johnny Hihll, Jr., Gavin Lecompte, Skylar Ordoyne, Keith Polkey, Hunter Ordoyne, Dwayne BlanchardHonorary Pallbearers are Kyle Bordlee, John Crouch and those he served with on the USS Nimitz. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to assist them with final expenses. Arvin I JohnstonJuly 30, 1947 - January 30, 2017Arvin I Johnston, born in Bogalusa and a resident of Independence passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home. He was born July 30, 1947 in Bogalusa and was 69 years of age. He was an U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Frances Johnston; 2 sons, Jason E. Johnston and wife, Melanie, and Terry A. Johnston; 2 grandchildren, Hailey and Skylar Johnston; 2 sisters, Wilda Harper and husband, Paul, and Bobbie Windham; and brother, Franklin Johnston and wife, Pat. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Verna Johnston; and his brothers, Titus, Samuel, Ralph, Allen and Carvin Johnston and his sister, Delores Johnson. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Interment Colonial Cemetery, Independence.Clodye E. McIntyreFebruary 23, 1921 - January 30, 2017Clodye E. McIntyre, a resident of Kentwood passed away at 12:12 PM on Monday, January 30, 2017 at St. Helena Nursing Home in Greensburg. She was born February 23, 1921 in Kentwood and was 95 years of age. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her sisters, Donnis Blades and Carolyn Sue Blades; and nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Coy McIntyre; mother, Mattye Booty McIntyre; brothers, Merle and William McIntyre; and her sisters, Glynn Painter, Doyce McIntyre, Joan Bartlette and Beverly McIntyre. Graveside Services will be held at McIntyre Cemetery, Kentwood at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. Anna Louise Penton March 11, 1927 - January 29, 2017 Anna Louise Penton, 89, born on March 11, 1927, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church. She retired from the State of Louisiana after 34 years.She is survived by one daughter, Angela L. Hines (Scott) of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Theo David Penton, III (Lynn) of Signal Mountain, TN, and Michael Paul Penton of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren, Bailey Penton and Frank Esquivel.She is preceded in death by her husband, Theo Penton; her parents, Joseph Henry Letulle and Estelle Landry Letulle; one sister, Ruby L. Pospisil; and one brother, Monk Letulle.Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Annunciation Catholic Church, 517 Avenue B, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 P.M. Funeral Mass Services will begin at 12:00 P.M. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.Kathy Woodward LewisOctober 12, 1953 - January 27, 2017KATHY WOODWARD LEWIS, AGE 63 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:38 am Friday January 27, 2017 at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was the secretary to the Chief of the Franklinton Police Department for nearly 20 years. Kathy also worked at Southeastern Louisiana University prior to joining the FPD. She attended Victory Baptist Church and enjoyed listening to Bluegrass Music, often traveling to shows throughout the area. Kathy loved her flowers, especially her favorites “Forget Me Not”, and she enjoyed arranging them as well.Survived by: 2 Sons: Alex Lewis, Brian Lewis both of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Kayden Lewis, Payton Lewis, Scott Fussell; Sister: Bernadine Barber of Baton Rouge; 2 Nephews and a Spouse: John and Renee Graff, Tony Barber; 2 Great-nieces: Gabrielle and NatalieShe was preceded in death by her husband Kyle Lewis, parents Eld. Ralph Woodward and Lorena Magee Woodward and a brother Anthony Woodward.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 29th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Clyde Cooper, Rev. Larry Archote and Eld. Brent King officiating. Burial will follow in the Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: John Graff, Jeremy Hill, Clinton Rochester, Daryl Rayborn, Chad Dorsett, Michael TateHonorary Pallbearers are Phillip Bickham and the 3 police chiefs she served with Lynn Armand, Donald Folse, Olander Smith Melbra Corkern FussellAugust 30, 1926 - January 25, 2017MELBRA CORKERN FUSSELL, AGE 90 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:35 pm Wednesday January 25, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a 1944 graduate of Lyon High School in Covington. Melbra later married and raised her family in the Enon Community. She was formerly employed with G.E. Thomas Auto Parts, Holliday’s Department Store and the Boston Store before retiring thirty years ago. Melba was a huge sports fan that loved watching ESPN and following her favorite teams like the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. She also was an avid card-game player, including Rummy, Uno and many other games. At the time of her death, Melbra was an active member of Our Father’s House Church in Franklinton. Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Jackie Fussell of Franklinton, Mavis and Jerry Brinkley of Griffin, GA; Daughter in law: Sylvia Fussell of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren; 9 Great-grandchildren; 2 Great-great-grandchildren; And a soon to be expected great-great-grandchildShe was preceded in death by her husband Howard Fussell, daughter Cheryl Fussell, son Buck Fussell, her parents Howard Corkern and Ethel Givens Corkern and granddaughter Shannon Fussell Gerald.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 27th from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Following the service, she will be laid to rest next to her husband and daughter in the Fussell Cemetery near Enon. Pallbearers: Jerry Brinkley, Scott Brinkley, Nilles Mizell, Michael Fussell, Landon Gerald, Wayne RogersJohn R. "Dickie" UnderwoodJuly 20, 1926 - January 25, 2017John Underwood, age 90, WW II veteran and resident of Bogalusa his whole life, passed away Wednesday, January 25 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Millie Ledoux Underwood of 69 years; five children: Vicki Underwood Bennett (Joe), Dickie Underwood Jr., Tommy Underwood (Debbie), Steve Underwood (Karen), and Donna Underwood Jarrett (Dave); eight grandchildren: Matt Bennett, Casey Underwood LeMaster, Brandi Underwood, Shellie Underwood Mueller, Tyler Underwood, Beau Jarrett, Abby Jarrett Orlosky, and Brooke Jarrett; and nine great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Ponemah Cemetery on Tuesday, January 31, at 11:00 am with Pastor Larry Lassley officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 24.Sue Pace Kennedy September 14, 1928 - January 24, 2017Sue Pace Kennedy, 88, a resident of Angie, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Rest Haven Living Center.She was a loyal wife, loving mother and grandmother over the course of 69 years of marriage. She was a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi where she earned a degree in Business and Elementary Education. She retired from the Washington Parish School System in 1979 after devoting 25 years to students in the Angie and Varnado communities. She was a active member and Sunday School teacher at Angie Baptist Church. She loved gardening and shared her passion for native flowers with her children and grandchildren. She shared her knowledge through her membership in the Angie Garden Club.She is suvived by her husband, Henry Hershel Kennedy of Angie, LA; one son, and two daughters, Reggie and Melanie Kennedy of Angie, LA, Rhonda and Tony Polk of Columbia, MS, Rhoda Kristie Kennedy Genova of Bentonville, AR. A nurturing and loving aunt to two nephews and one niece, Danny Cibic, Billy Leggett, and Jackie Pace; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Polk, Jake Kennedy (wife Kelli), Jed Kennedy (wife Madison), Andy Polk (wife Ramie), Rachel Kennedy Powell (husband Mike), Mary Elizabeth Genova, Anna Claire Genova, and Theresa Polk Roberts (husband Michael); great-grandchildren, Ethan Henry Kennedy, Josiah Jacob Kennedy, James Allan Powell, Kennedy Elizabeth Powell, and Cecile Ruth Powell; one sister, Mavon Pace Kennedy; thirty six nephews and nieces.She is preceded in death by her parents Lee Carl Pace and Rhoda Gerald Pace; three brothers, Virgil Lee “Buck” Pace, Vester Eli Pace, Huey Lavon “Man” Pace; four sisters, Mavis Pace Gould, Masel Pace Williams, Mevoline Pace Cibic, and Marion Pace Fornea.Visitation will be held at Angie Baptist Church, 64458 Royal Street, Angie, LA 70426 on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Mizell officiating. Interment will follow at Henry J. Kennedy Family Cemetery on Keaton Road.The Hershel Kennedy family was served by Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA. The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations made to Angie Baptist Church, P. O. Box 108, Angie, LA 70426Gary Don Crain, Sr. July 18, 1940 - January 24, 2017 Gary Don Crain, Sr., 76, of Bogalusa, LA, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was born to Willie J. and Katherine Crain on July 18, 1940 in Tylertown, MS.He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Nellie Kellis Crain; two children, Tana Crain Kimble (Jeff), and Gary Don Crain, II; one brother, Ronnie Crain (Lydia); and three grandchildren, Colby Harris (Stephen), Caleb Kimble, and Korbyn Crain.He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie J. and Katherine Crain; his paternal grandparents, Artis and Ida Crain; and his maternal grandparents, Whit and Ella Mae McKenzie.Gary served in the National Guard and worked for Crown Zellerbach as a timekeeper for 21 years. He was a charter member of the little league athletic association in Bogalusa and coached little league football for many years. He loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed spending time camping in the Great Smokey Mountains. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Gary was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. He accepted Jesus' salvation at a young age and rededicated his life to the Lord on August 16, 2015. Because of his health, instead of going to the church, the Church came to him where he was baptised in his home by Bro. Field Thigpen.Visitation will be held at Memorial Baptist Church, 1509 S. Columbia Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Memorial Baptist Church on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Field Thigpen and Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Jacqueline "Jackie" Melithia Pounds May 6, 1927 - January 24, 2017Jacqueline “Jackie” Melithia Pounds, 89, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. She was born on May 6, 1927 in Bogalusa, LA.She is survived by two daughters, Ramona Kaye Pounds, and Winona Faye Pounds both of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Clifford Pounds of Bogalusa, LA; four sisters, Betty Jean Carroll and Ethel Wilson both of Bogalusa, LA, Evelyn Fitzmorris, and Floyce Crain both of Sun, LA; one brother, DeWight Jones of Isabel, LA; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband, Randle C. Pounds; one son, Tyrone C. Pounds; and her parents, Henry Elmer Jones and Adele Adams Jones.Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev Pete Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Isabel, LA.Houston Roy "Doy" CottonJune 15, 1932 - January 22, 2017Houston Roy "Doy" Cotton born August 28, 1947 went home to be with The Lord on January 22, 2017 at the age of 69. He was a native of Bogalusa and was of the Baptist Faith. He leaves behind his wife, Debra Gerald Cotton of Bogalusa, 3 sons, Matthew Todd Cotton, Nicholas Scott Cotton and Christopher Shaun Cotton all of Bogalusa, 2 brothers, Mike (Connie) Cotton and Ronald Lewis Cotton also Bogalusa along with nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. He his preceded in death by parents, Houston Perry and Jesse Smith Cotton, 2 brothers, Richard Dale Cotton and Donald Ray Cotton, two sisters, Meveline Rae Thomas and Sheila Ann Cotton Wheat. Visitation will be held Wednesday January 25, 2017 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and will resume after 8:00 A.M. Thursday until service time at 11:00 A.M. Bro. Larry Lassley will conduct the services with the interment to follow in the Ponemah Cemetery. Henry Paul Dunn Jr.November 26, 1952 - January 21, 2017HENRY PAUL DUNN, JR. AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday January 21, 2017 at Tulane Medical Center. He was a native of New Orleans and a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War era. Junior, as he was known to those closest to him, worked for the Richardson family and Triangle Timber for 27 years in both Washington and St. Tammany Parishes.Survived by: Sister: Catherine Dunn Sharp of the Lee Road Community; 2 Nieces: Brandy Dunn, Tammy Sharp Dawsey; 2 Nephews: Kelvin Dunn, Floyd Glenn Sharp, Jr.He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Paul Dunn, Sr. and Rosetta King Dunn, a brother Kenneth Joe Dunn and brother in law Floyd Glenn Sharp, Sr.A visitation for family and friends will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 30th from 6 pm until 8 pm. David C. WoodJanuary 16, 1941 - January 21, 2017DAVID CARLEY WOOD, AGE 76 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:20 pm Saturday January 21, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a Franklinton High School graduate of 1959 before joining the United States Navy acquiring the rank of EN-2. David worked at the Bogalusa Paper Mill before a motorcycle accident in 1969 forced him to leave the mill to attend Southeastern Louisiana College, where he graduated with a B.A. in Industrial Technology. He taught briefly at Bogalusa High School before working for the Town of Franklinton, he then became a bailiff at the Washington Parish Courthouse. During these years, he also owned a small engine repair business “Wood Repair Shop”. David was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and also attended Fisher Methodist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #24. However, fishing was his true passion and he often repaired rods, reels and even made fishing lures. David even had the kindness to show others the best fishing holes. Survived by: Nieces: Marie Bateman of Franklinton, Patsy and Pete Mellin of Pensacola, FL; Nephew: Kevin Burdeaux; Great-nieces: Stacy and Todd Buster, Kaitlyn Burdeaux; Also numerous cousins and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents Wilmer Jacob Wood and Philona Miller Wood Magee, sister Eunice Wood Burdeaux and nephews Will Burdeaux, Don Bateman.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 23rd from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Hezekiah Magee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Fisher Methodist Church or the American Legion Post #24 Pallbearers: Jimmy Guy, Jerry Guy, Terry Guy, Andy Guy, Curt Guy, Junior WoodHonorary Pallbearers are members of the American Legion Post #24Wilfred Ray Singley Sr.April 27, 1949 - January 21, 2017WILFRED RAY SINGLEY, SR. AGE 67 and a resident of Angie died at 2:30 pm Saturday January 21, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a millwright and worked in construction for many years and was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. Will was a longtime active member of Monroe’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church where he was also the song leader. He loved his church and church family and also the many co-workers he had through the years. Will enjoyed eating with family and friends, especially at his favorite restaurant Yo Yo’s. He also enjoyed working on and collecting old cars, but he loved the Ford Mustang above all others. Survived by: 2 Grandsons: Justin Singley, Anakin Rhoden; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Elaine Seal, Charlene and Quincy Adams, Wilda and David Scott; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.He was preceded in death by his son Wilfred Ray Singley, Jr., parents Willis Singley and Masle Phillips Singley, a sister Sue Vince and 4 infant brothers.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 23rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Glen Stuart, Eld. Doyle Ball, and Eld. Tony McNair officiating. Burial will follow in the Singley Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Monroe’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church (30560 Frank Kennedy Road, Angie, LA 70426).Pallbearers: Keith Turner, Cody Singley, Terry Penton, Chris Vince, John McCrary, Mike PhillipsHonorary Pallbearers: Edward Scott, Robert Penton, Wayne Phillips, Stanley Phillips, Fred Brecheen, Mike Flanigan, his nephews and great-nephews.Nola Magee SpearsSeptember 2, 1935 - January 21, 2017NOLA MAGEE SPEARS, AGE 81 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3 pm Saturday January 21, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime active member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church where she was devoted to the 5 o’clock prayer meeting. She truly loved her church family. Nola was a former nurse’s aide at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She enjoyed working in her garden and in her yard. She often canned her garden vegetables and loved to cook for her family and friends, especially her famous chocolate pie. Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Johnny Ray and Ester Lou Spears of Franklinton; Daughter: Theresa Blalock of Arkansas; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses: Jennifer Blalock Magee and Roger Magee, Tonya Blalock, Timothy and Liz Blalock, Julie Blalock, Kimberly Erwin Hartzog and Kenny Hartzog, Kerry and Melissa Erwin, Brian Erwin, Brandon Erwin, Denise and Ronnie Fussell, Sandra Erwin, Joshua and Angela Spears; 24 Great-grandchildren: Drake, Davana, Paris, Brooklyn, Mallory, Bryce, London, Alex, Cameron, Jessica, Kerry II, Kory, Kaleb, Kasey, Brody, Taylor, Hunter, Haley, Cash, Terry, Jessie, James, Makayla, Joshlyn; Sister: Helen Holmes of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Spears, 2 sons Kenny Wayne Erwin, Dennis Erwin, her parents Hezzie Magee and Lottie Phelps Magee, sister Pearl Hill, brothers H.L. Magee, Earl Kyle Magee, grandson Stephen Scott Erwin, and infant grandchildren Jonathan Spears and Alisha Spears.Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church Monday January 23rd from 5:30 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Tuesday with Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Joshua Spears officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery. Pallbearers: Joshua Spears, Brandon Erwin, Brian Erwin, Brian Holmes, Drake Barber, Tim Blalock, Kerry Erwin Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Wayne Spears, Heath SpearsJoanne Theresa DuncanFebruary 11, 1963 - January 19, 2017Joanne Theresa Duncan age 53 resident of Bogalusa passed away January 19, 2017 at her residents. She is a member of Crossroads United Pentecostal Church. She is survived by her husband Robert Duncan of Bogalusa, La. Three daughters Johannah Lawrence "Ethan" of Bogalusa La, Danielle Duncan of Slidell La, Kaitlyn Duncan of Bogalusa. One brother Tony Joseph Dardar "Lisa" of Lafayette La. One sister Royannis Pullens "Bobby" of Poplarville Ms. One granddaughter Raven Lawrence of Bogalusa La. He is preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Yvonne Ybarzabal Dardar. Visitation will be held on Friday January 20, 2016 at Crossroads United Pentecostal Church from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will continue of Saturday from 8 a.m. until time for services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Kirk Hoelzel and Rev. Gussie Tynes will officiate.Colby Cristin GlasgowJanuary 9, 1993 - January 18, 2017COLBY CRISTIN GLASGOW, AGE 24 and a resident of Gulfport died Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Garden Park Hospital. He was a native of Washington Parish and a 2011 graduate of Pine High School. He enjoyed going to the beach and also worked maintenance at properties near the coast. Colby loved deer hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He liked to ride his four-wheeler and had a good friend in his pet dog Kipper.Survived by: Mother: Paige Pigott of Gulfport; Grandmother: Judy Carter of Gulfport; Uncle and Aunt: Pat and Sherry Pigott of Pine; First Cousins: Payton Pigott, Tylar Pigott; Great Aunt and Spouse: Jan and Reid Kennedy of Pine; Cousin: Stacy Glenn and her children Noah and his wife Carrie, Olivia and Ava; Also numerous friendsHe was preceded in death by his great-grandparents R.J. Adams and Hazel Gerald Adams and grandfather Gilbert PigottVisitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 20th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. On funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lynn Martin officiating. Committal services will be held at the Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa. Harold Owens McDanielJanuary 26, 1930 - January 18, 2017Harold Owens McDaniel passed away January 18, 2017. He was born on January 26, 1930 in Spring Creek, where he lived all his life. He passed away peacefully with all his family surrounding him at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. Harold was a graduate of LSU in Dairy Science, a U.S. Veteran of the Korean War and a 65 year member of the Spring Creek Masonic Lodge.  He was a retired dairy farmer, serving as President of Dairy Farmers Trucking Assn. for 35 years. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Lora McDaniel, Spring Creek, and Cara Alford and husband, Conley, Spring Creek; son, Thomas McDaniel and wife, Cristi, Denham Springs; granddaughter and the light of his life, Caitlyn Michelle Alford, Spring Creek; brother, Clyve McDaniel and wife, Margie, Athens, TX; sister, JoAnn M. Strickland, Baton Rouge; brother in law, Ervin Nebelsick, Fresno, CA; and sister in law, Emma Dean M. McDaniel, Hammond. Preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Sue Alford McDaniel; parents, Thomas Monroe McDaniel, Sr. and Luna Annie Gill McDaniel; brothers, Thomas Monroe McDaniel, Jr. and Johnnie McDaniel; sister, Mary Edna M. Nebelsick, and brother in law, Dale Strickland. Visitation will be at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8 AM until religious service at 12 Noon with Masonic service at 11 AM. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Milton, Marlon Milton, Jimmie Ray Strickland, Denny Roy Strickland, E. Ray Gill and Craig Forrest. Honorary pallbearers include Smiley Conerly, Willie Karl Milton, Lewis Lee and Earl Peek. Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Creek Masonic Lodge, c/o Ricky Sanchez, 19119 Cory Rd, Loranger, LA 70446 or Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 73072 Hwy 1054, Kentwood, LA 70444. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. Mildred Carroll Hillhouse October 20, 1930 - January 18, 2017Mildred Carroll Hillhouse, age 86, a native of Varnado, passed away at Resthaven Living Center after a lengthy illness.She is survived by three children, Joseph Dow Hillhouse, Jr., Carol Hillhouse Jordan, and Mark Hillhouse; seven grandchildren, Matt, Adam, Lauren, and Aaron Hillhouse, Heather Hillhouse Melancon, Amber Hillhouse Talley, and Dr. Jenna Jordan; eight great-grandchildren, Mark, III, Connor, Colby, Raegan, and Jax Hillhouse, Aubrie, and Sutton Melancon, and Daylan Talley; three sisters, Nell Carroll Gerald, Geraldine Carroll Boone, and Brenda Carroll Ard of Bossier City; and one brother, Ed Carroll.She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Dow Hillhouse; her mother, Esma Sheridan Carroll; her father, James Quincy Carroll; and one brother, Sidney Carroll.Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Memorial Services will begin at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment is to follow at Seal Cemetery at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Bogalusa Help Center, P. O. Box 1425, Bogalusa, LA 70429.Rosetta Thomas JamesNovember 18, 1934 - January 18, 2017ROSETTA THOMAS JAMES, AGE 82 and a resident of the Hays Creek Community died at 5:20 am Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe. Rosetta was a beloved wife, mother, sister, sister in law, and grandmother. She worked at Rutter Rex Manufacturing Company for 31 years as a seamstress and including the last 5 years as a floor supervisor. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends and being active in her community and church of Hays Creek. Everybody knew that if they visited “Aunt Zet” that she was going to feed them something delicious. Rosetta’s pastimes included reading, watching soap operas and working in her yard. She and her husband especially enjoyed traveling in their later years with her brothers in law and sisters in law. She had a wonderful relationship with each of her grandchildren and adored her great-grandchildren. Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Gayle and Bruce Ladner of Pine, Nettie and Russell Nielson of Franklinton, Lisa and Said Taghavi of California; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Andy James of California, Ken and Shannon James of Franklinton; Daughter in law: Patricia Pittman of Nashville, TN; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Ryan and Amy Ladner, Nicholas and Jennifer Ladner, Robin Nielson, Rusti Owens and Jamey Holden, Sarah Taghavi, Ian James, Matthew James, Brannon and Beverly Pittman, Cody and Amber Breland; 15 Great-grandchildren: Brady, Emma, Layla, Piper, Jackson, Katherine, Hunter, Hayden, Sicily, Jeremiah, Bryce, Seth, Avery, Brianna, Jase and an expected great-grandchild; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Tim and Cathy Thomas of Pine, Royce and Cheryl Thomas of Houston, TX—Royce was like one of her own sons to her; 5 Sisters and Brothers in law: Von Stewart of Georgia, Mary and David Beall of Franklinton, Deborah and Eld. Mike Stuart of Denham Springs, Ruth Seals of Poplarville, MS, Ann Kindler of West Memphis, AR; Brother in law and Sister in law: Roy and Kathy James of Covington; Sisters in law: Ella James of Franklinton, Leona Thomas of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved very much.She was preceded in death by her husband Malcolm James, daughter Keitha James Breland, son Dail Pittman, grandson Micah Lee Ladner, parents Lloyd Thomas and Edwena Penton Thomas, brother and sister in law Nollie and Francis Thomas, brother Junior Thomas, brother in law Clyde James, brothers in law and sisters in law Alton and Irma James, Pat and Geneva Edwards, brother in law Marvin Stewart and brothers in law Dave Kindler, Lionel Seals.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 20th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Saturday with Rev. Milton Kleisch, Rev. Rick Elder and Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staffs of Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Heart of Hospice of Lacombe and the Louisiana Heart Hospital for all their care and support. Pallbearers: Ryan Ladner, Nicholas Ladner, Cody Breland, Bruce Ladner, Russell Nielson, Hunter Owens, Hayden Owens, Jackson Gilmore, Jimmy Stewart, Tim Thomas, Ricky Thomas, Micky ThomasHonorary Pallbearers: Roby Graves, Mark Jenkins, Randy Brumfield, Gary Brumfield, Buddy Graves, Glen GravesTony HarrisonSeptember 3, 1945 - January 17, 2017TONY TRUMAN HARRISON, AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton died Tuesday afternoon January 17, 2017 at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was a native of Enterprise, Alabama and had lived in Franklinton for over 45 years. Tony worked for many years with the Department of Agriculture before retiring as the Assistant to the Milk Market Administrator. He loved fishing and even handmade his own baits that he shared with his family and grandsons. Tony also enjoyed deer hunting and the outdoors. He was also a huge Alabama Crimson Tide football fan and always loved watching the games and following the team each year. Survived by: Wife of 41 years: Jackie Hunt Harrison of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Kevin and Nicole Harrison, Scott and Amy Harrison all of Franklinton; Daughter: Jill Harrison of Franklinton; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Mindy and Jeremy Kneer, Corey Armstrong and Kinsie, Bret and Nancy Miller, Megan Miller, Brendan Beck, Zachary Harrison, Emma Harrison, Jordan Harrison; 6 Great-grandchildren; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Karen and Donald Varnado, Paul and Ida Hunt, Kim Hunt, Mavis Merritt, Elaine Harrison Hogan; A Nephew and Spouse: Dave and Jane ConradAlso numerous other nephews, nieces, other family members and many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents Lehman Harrison and Alma Ruth Roberts Harrison, a brother Wendell Harrison, sisters Edna Downing, Betty Stinson, father in law and mother in law Vernon and Aline Hunt and brother in law Michael Hunt.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 19th from 5 pm until 9:30 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Lynn Martin and Bro. Jimmy Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in the Hunt Family Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org/Donate) or to a preferred charity of your choice.Pallbearers: Kevin Harrison, Scott Harrison, Chad Dorsett, Corey Armstrong, Brandon VarnadoHonorary Pallbearers are his former co-workers at the Market Administrator’s Office.Verrian L. Morris October 27, 1951 - January 16, 2017Verrian L. Morris died January 16, 2017.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.Jimmy Wayne Wheat January 4, 1947 - January 15, 2017Jimmy Wayne Wheat, age 70, born on January 4, 1947 in Pearl River County, MS, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home in Bogalusa, LA.He is survived by his wife, Shirley Parker Wheat of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Kenny W. Wheat of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Lynda (Raymond) Perry of Henleyfield, MS; three grandchildren, Alanna Wheat, Harlie Wheat and Layla Rae Wheat.He is preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Ash; three brothers, Duane Wheat, Billy Wheat and Gary Wheat; and one grandson, Alexander Wayne Wheat.Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Palestine Baptist Church, 59369 Palestine Church Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Memorial Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating.Poole-Ritche Funeral Home is in charge of arrangementsJimmy McElveenFebruary 6, 1951 - January 14, 2017JIMMY EARL MCELVEEN, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday afternoon January 14, 2017 at the Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, MS. He was a 1969 graduate of Franklinton High School and a former longtime dairyman. Jimmy worked for the Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-Op for over 20 years, most recently as a dispatcher. He enjoyed being on the water and liked spending time at his camp on the Pearl River. Jimmy loved tending to his Catalpa-worm trees and working in his yard. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and he adored his young granddaughter.Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Colt and Debra McElveen of Franklinton; Granddaughter: Kalynn Kate McElveen; Brother and Sister in law: Richard and Kay McElveen of Franklinton; 2 Nephews and a Niece: Josh McElveen, Allison McElveen Smith, Trey Branch; Aunts: Jane Rester, Billie Stafford; First Cousins: Beth Stafford, Bob Crain, Janice Dussault; Second Cousins: Bill Knight, Jonathan Knight; Also numerous other family members and many special friends.He was preceded in death by his parents Buel Allison McElveen and Edith Elizabeth Crain McElveen, the mother to his son Dorothy Kaye McElveen and former wife Michele McElveen.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 16th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Fredrick Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. Pallbearers: Josh McElveen, Jonathan Knight, Bill Knight, Trey Branch, Brent Smith, Bob CrainDavid Lee Smith, Sr.January 4, 1957 - January 14, 2017DAVID LEE SMITH, SR., AGE 60 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:15 am Saturday January 14, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was small-engine repairman and a former electric lineman. David loved rabbit hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was always a loving husband and father and he adored his grandchildren. Survived by: Wife of 40 years: Diane Boyd Smith of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Mechele and Stacy Dickerson of Franklinton, Chasity and Joseph Busacker of Frierson, LA; Son: David Lee Smith, Jr. of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren: Lee Ann Dickerson, Casey Busacker, Lauren Dickerson, Hunter Busacker, Kaylea Busacker, Brody Busacker; Sister: Diane Reviere of Pine; 2 Nieces and Spouses: Kathy and Ray Graves, Cindy and Justin Tate; Nephew and Spouse: David Allen and Brittany Galloway; Sister in law and Brother in law: Robbie and Chester Herring of Tickfaw; Also his four-legged baby: Candie or Bookie, as he called her.He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Wesley Smith and Mevelen Dykes Smith Reviere.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 15th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. Bryan Bates and Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the McNeese Cemetery. Pallbearers: Hunter Busacker, Heath Spears, Brandon Herring, Chris Herring, Will Creel, Johnny Ray SpearsHonorary Pallbearers: Brody Busacker, Pepi Tate, Bill BurtonH.V. "Sonny" Jenkins September 6, 1934 - January 14, 2017 H. V. “Sonny” Jenkins, 82, of Bogalusa passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his residence.He is survived by his loving wife Vivian Breland Jenkins; his daughters Crystal Fay Callais, Debbie and Dutchess Diane “DD”; grandchildren Kelsey Lott, Carly Mae Jenkins, and Sarah Chyenne Holcomb; sisters-in-law Iris Ann Jenkins and Rachael Jenkins; as well as other relatives and friends.Sonny was preceded in death by his parents Snake and Granny Dutch Byrd Jenkins; a daughter Cynthia Mentel; brothers Jeffery Jenkins and Dennis Jenkins; a sister Donna Fay Lee; and his brother-in-law Donald Lee.Visitation will be Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00pm until 9:00 pm. The funeral service will be held Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hunt Jenkins Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.Paul WayneJuly 30, 1924 - January 12, 2017Paul Wayne was born on July 30, 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and passed away on January 12, 2017, at the age of 92. Paul graduated from Amite High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he earned a degree in education. In 1944 he married the love of his life, Pauline Connelly of Kentwood and began a family. Paul served in the Navy during WWII in the U.S. Seabees from 1944-1946, where he was honorably discharged, and he continued his education at Louisiana State University receiving a Masters +30 degree in Administration. He then began his career as a coach at Mt. Herman before excepting a position as principal at Roseland Elementary School. After a few years, he became the principal of Amite High School where he would serve over 30 years. After retiring in 1987, Paul continued to attend the Amite High School football games, both home and away, for several decades. He would travel with the police escort and this is where he lovingly received the title "Back Seat Driver". In addition to his fondness for Amite High School football, he loved attending LSU football games with his dear friend, Mr. Billy McKneely. He was also an avid golfer and a member of Spring View Country Club where he golfed for many years with friends. He also enjoyed having his morning coffee at Master Chef with friends and colleagues; Mr. Nick LaBarbera, Mr. Mark Kolwe, and Mr. Jerry Trabona, and others to chat and catch-up on the local town news. You could always find Paul at Mike's Catfish Inn every Friday evening having dinner with Police Chief Jerry Trabona and Mr. Mike Sumrall... A tradition of theirs for almost 30 years. As many know, he was a man of routine such as his standing appointment for his hair cut with Mr. John Morgan. During these Wednesday appointments, he enjoyed barbershop talk with Mr. John and Mr. Tommy Bellavia. This gave him great pleasure for many, many years. Known to many as Professor, he was a mentor to many and an icon to most in the community. Paul was a member of First Baptist Church in Amite where he loved attending service and sitting in the same spot every Sunday... his back row. In addition to Sunday Service, he and his wife, Pauline, enjoyed watching Dr. Stanley every Saturday evening right after watching The Lawrence Welk Show. He also enjoyed reading his Bible and saying his prayers every morning as he was an early riser. He loved God and always put him first... everything else fell into place. He loved spending time with his family and having Sunday dinner together was his most treasured time. He was happiest when he had his family all together for a meal. Paul was a man of character who lived his life according to God's Plan. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Paul was a member of the Amite Kiwanis Club, a board member of the Tangipahoa Parish Teacher's Credit Union, and a member of the Louisiana Principal's Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Mrs. Pauline C. Wayne of Kentwood; his daughter, Cheryl W. Davis and husband, Ralph Davis of Baton Rouge; his grandchildren, Leigh Anne Bel Lambert of Amite; W. Bart Beaver of Amite; and Beau W. Beaver of Amite; his great-grandchildren, Hunter Lambert and Jaden Lambert. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norfleet Issac Wayne and Margie Amacker Wayne; his daughter, Sarah Ann Wayne Beaver; and his brother, Clifford Wayne. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday and at First Baptist Church, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m., Monday, January 16, 2017.  Interment Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite. Roosevelt NunneryFebruary 26, 1952 - January 11, 2017Brother Roosevelt Nunnery who was affectionately known as Roe was born on February 26, 1952 to Mr. Daniel Nunnery and Birdie Lee Nunnery. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and brother in law. Roosevelt said his farewell to his loved ones, and went home to eternal rest. Roosevelt attended New Orleans City Schools. He was employed by Poole Lumber Company until he retired in 2014. He was a member of Glorious Church in White Sand, Mississippi. Roosevelt leaves his most cherished memories, his devoted and loving wife, Linda Nunnery; his daughter, Keeunta’ LaJoy Nunnery, and his very, very special granddaughter, Keyanna Olivia Nunnery- COJ of Bogalusa, LA; five brothers, Carl Bates of Metairie, LA, Jesses Bates of LaPlace, LA, Donald Ray Nunnery of Liberty, MS, Mathew Nunnery of New Orleans, LA, James Nunnery of Kentucky; three sisters, Bettie’rue Nunnery McGee (Burnell, Sr.) of Kenner, LA, Leontine Dennis of New Orleans, LA and Mildred Richardson of New Orleans, LA; brothers-in-law, Jackie, Robert (Brenda), Rev. Victor (Charlotte), Ceasar (Cansandra), Anthony (Yolanda), Ricky (Carol Ann) Robinson of Bogalusa, LA; sisters-in-law, Mary Robinson, Victoria Jefferson, Yvonne (Walter) James, Willoya (Frederick) Magee of Bogalusa, LA, Letina (Tarquin) Mearidy of Covington, LA; and numerous relatives and friends.Roosevelt was preceded in death by his mother and father, Daniel and Birdie Lee Nunnery; daughter, Sonya Nunnery, mother and father-in-law, Rev. and Sis. Clarence Robins; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Melissa Robinson, Jr. Dennis Mortuary-New Orleans, LA in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm followed by a Funeral Service.  Earl Keith CannonJuly 24, 1924 - January 11, 2017Earl Keith Cannon, a resident of Kentwood passed away at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his home. He was born July 24, 1924 in Carber, FL and was 92 years of age. He was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. He is survived by his 5 sons, Terry Cannon and wife, Pam, Randy Cannon and wife, Wanda, Marty Cannon, Larry Cannon, and Jimmy Cannon; 9 grandchildren, Kyra McDaniel, Alissa Cannon,Whitney Coxen, Scott Cannon, Bryan Cannon, Pete Cannon, Jennifer Richmond, Justin cannon and Chris McDaniel; and 8 great grandchildren, Kallin McDaniel, Kayden McDaniel, Raven Cannon, Zane Coxen, Zoe Coxen, Devin Conti, Donovan Meyn and Krzysztof Meyn. Preceded in death by his wife, Nell Cannon; parents, Luther and Edel Cannon; brothers,  Jesse Dees Cannon and Bill Cannon; sister, Maxine Lewis and grandson, Ryan Keith Cannon. Visitation at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Friday, January 13, 2017. Interment Dees Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.Roy Milton BurtonDecember 05, 1954 - January 10, 2017At the age of 62 Roy Milton “Head” Burton was called from Earth to his eternal home. On January 10, 2017, he transitioned peacefully at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family and friends. Roy Milton Burton was born December 5, 1954, to the late Milton (Sug) Burton, and Jerry Lee Brown Burton. On April 11, 1981, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Janet Ruth Morris Burton, ad to this union, five children were born.Brother Burton joined Lear Hill Church of God in Christ in Clifton, LA, under the leadership of Supt. Monroe Magee. Later moving his membership to Magee’s Temple Church of God in Christ in Franklinton, LA under the leadership of the late Supt. Monroe Magee. Presently still a member of Magee’s Temple under the leadership of Supt. Cecealine Tate. Brother Roy served his church in many ways. He was a member of the Executive Board, Deacon Board, Usher Board, Pastor Aid, Male Chorus, Yard Crew, and whatever his hands found to do, he did it. He attended the Washington Parish School System and graduated from Franklinton High School. After graduating High School, Brother Roy was employed on many jobs such as; Mid Gulf Construction in New Orleans, LA, Wood s Slaughter House in Franklinton, LA, Paper Mill Construction in Bogalusa, LA, Windmill Nursery, and Washington Parish School System as a School Bus operator (Bus # F8) Brother Roy leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife, Janet Ruth Morris Burton of 35 years; five children, Roy (Kasey) Burton Jr. of Franklinton, LA, Laddrie (Erica) Morris of Monroe, LA, Tranikka (Preston) Murray of Bogalusa, LA, Jerry Lynn Burton of Franklinton, LA, and Amanda (Roosevelt) Brumfield of Kentwood, LA; two grandsons he raised, Treyvion and Kentrall Burton; fifteen grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; seven brothers, Billy (Betty) Burton, Michell Burton, Frank Burton, Gary (Doris) Burton, Jessie Burton all of Franklinton, LA, William Burton of New Orleans, LA, and Kenneth (Paula) Burton of Washington; two sisters, Patricia Brumfield of Abitta Springs, LA, and Pricilla (Joe) Lowe of Franklinton, LA; one uncle Elder Archie I. Reddix of Cleveland, OH; a host other relatives and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents, Milton (Sug) Burton and Jerry Lee Brown Burton; his brothers, Johnny Ray (Kemp) Burton, Thomas Ray (Mush) Burton, Andrew Scotty Burton; two sisters, Sharon Burton Sanders, and Jamie Christine Burton.A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11 am at Magee's Temple Church of God in Christ in Franklinton, Louisiana.Jesse James Grice, Sr.May 14, 1937 - January 10, 2017Jesse James Grice, Sr., a resident of Kentwood, passed away January 10, 2017 at 4:50 a.m. at St. Helena Parish Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was 79 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Grice of Kentwood; son, Charles Grice, Sr. and wife, Judy of Brooklyn, Ms; daughter, Teresa Woodard and husband, Ronald of Kentwood; son, Jesse Grice, Jr. of Kentwood; sister, Jean Wrightman and husband, Steve of Puyallup, WA; grandchildren, Laurie Miller and husband, Toby of Kentwood, Duane Grice, Jr. and wife, Lacey of Brooklyn, MS, Brandon Reinninger and wife, Johanna, of Watson, and Kevin and Trey Grice of Brooklyn, MS; and great grandchildren, Parker and Paisley Miller, and Hayden, Landen and Lincoln Grice. Preceded in death by his parents, Fritz and Allie Grice; sister, Tena Burch, Bessie “Jack” Strickland, and Inez Young and his brothers, John Tom “Mutt” Grice and Leon Grice. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Larry Blades. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Duane Grice, Jr., Toby Miller, Ronald Woodard, Trey Grice, Kevin Grice and Brandon Reinninger. Honorary pallbearers include Milton Young, Jay Hugh Young, Luther Burch, Shelby Strickland, Kurt Faultman, Fritz Grice and Billy Strickland.Martha "Mott" WarrenJanuary 18, 1936 - January 8, 2017Sister Martha Marie Warren (Known to so many as Ms. Mott) was born as a twin to Mary Harvey Smith on January 18, 1936, in Franklinton to the late Samuel Miller and Audrey B. Miller and died January 8, 2017. The twins were brought up in the Vernon Community of Washington Parish. At the age of three, the twins were adopted and fostered by, Buddy and Estella Harvey who were known as momma and daddy. The twins were nourished, educated, and graduated from Vernon High School in1955. Martha was an event baseball player for Vernon High and as a hobby she used to like fishing and throwing horse shoes. Sister Mott, became a faithful member of Plainview Church of Christ Holiness U.S.A. at an early age, there she accepted Christ as her Savior. Mrs. Mott volunteered to become a usher as a young adult until her health began to fail. At one point, she served as a manager of The Kitchen at the Church, but held her post as a dedicated usher of the Lord. “Whatever her hands found to do, she did it only to give God the Glory. As we reflect, we know that at some point in our lives we have eaten from Ms. Mott’s kitchen or have fellowshipped in her presence whether at the District Diocese or at the National Conventions, she was always the same bossy, straight and to the point. Mother ran her house with an iron hand, you had no choice, you were required to “do as you were told”. Martha M. Harvey was united in marriage in 1958, to the late Ezekiel Warren Sr. To this union four children were born, Ezekiel Warren Jr., Shirley M. Warren, Donald R. Warren, and Melton C. Warren. All of which reside in Washington Parish. At the loss of her sister, mother took in her niece and raised her as a daughter, Robin Baker; a friend of the family that she affectionately calls her “other son” Brunis Stewart; She is survived by one sibling, a brother, Wesley Miller.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezekiel Warren Sr., her parents, her twin, Mary H. Smith, two sisters; Betsy Miller, and Rosia L. Baker; one daughter in law Marchand A. Warren, and four grandchildren, baby warren, Megan Warren, Markela Warren, and Aquantis Warren.Visitation will be Friday, January 13, 2017 from 2 pm to 6pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2 pm at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Franklinton.Melissa Nicole Davis WilliamsNovember 19, 1975 - January 08, 2017On Sunday, January 8, 2017, Melissa Nicole Davis Williams went home to be with the Lord peacefully at her home. Melissa was born November 11, 1975 in Bogalusa, LA, to the late Gregory Davis and Ester (Bobby) Matthews. At an early age, she united with Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, in Angie, LA under the leadership of Supt. Leslie Fields, Jr., where she later became baptized. She graduated from Varnado High School in 1993. She worked at Home Help, Bogalusa Charity Hospital, Southeast State Hospital, and Pride and Hope for ten plus years. She was a devoted wife, friend, coworker, sister, daughter, and most of all mother and grandmother. There wasn’t anything she would not do for those she loved. Throughout her years here on earth, she became a rock for her family, security for those in trouble, and a strong friend to help you along the way. She was like a mist of rain; enough light to make her presence known and she had a cool calmness to make the day worth living. She was preceded in death by her father; Gregory Davis; her grandparents, Leslie (Gladys) Myers, Ford (Dorthy) Davis; her uncles, James “Mickey” Myers, Michael Myers; one aunt, Lucinda Myers, one nephew, L’Terrio Abram, Jr.; one special aunt, Sharon Myers and her mother-in-law, Sarah Carter.She leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband, Robert Williams of Angie, LA; four daughters, Charmarlia Davis of Angie, LA, Roloyn Ratliff, Tenethia Ratliff and TeAmber Beek all of Bogalusa, LA; six grandkids, Jayceon Davis of Angie, LA, Erica Lucas, Treman Ratliff, Tazaria Ratliff, Jayden Ratliff and Tristian Ratliff; her mother, Ester (Bobby) Matthews of Angie, LA; one sister, Brittany Mathews; one brother, Gregory (Tasha) Davis of Angie, LA three nephews, Gregory Davis, Jamarion Davis, and Brylon Matthews; a host of step sisters and brothers, Willie Joe Brown and Richard Myres both of Bogalusa, LA, Linsey Myres and Jeffery Owens both of Angie, LA, Raymond Owens and Beauty Owens both of Texas; sister-in-law, Tammy (Edward) Sartin; brothers-in-law, Tellis Williams, Zeron (Libra) Williams, and Gary Williams; also, a host of cousins, family, and friends. Two special friends, Tina McLaurin and Dennice NelsonA Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Angie, Louisiana.Martha M. Crain February 19, 1919 - January 9, 2017 Martha M. Crain, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 97, born on February 19, 1919, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.She is survived by a grandson, Marlon Dean Harwell of Bogalusa, LA; step-children, Eric Wayne Dressner of Varnado, LA, Terry Crain (Peggy), Doris Coleman (Bob), Cecil Crain (Gay Elizabeth), Lynda Dawson (Dave); eight grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildrenShe is preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde Crowe and Victor Crain; her parents, Bonnie Leslie McNealy and Laurie Jane Brannon McNealy; her brother. Henry McNealy (Bertha Lee); and her niece, Marrita Jones (Ronald).Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-2::00 P.M. Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay NJoAnne Norris SmithNovember 3, 1951 - January 9, 2017JOANNE NORRIS SMITH, AGE 65 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Monday afternoon January 9, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. JoAnne was a longtime deputy clerk with the Washington Parish Clerk of Court office. She was a member of the Bogue Chitto Homemakers and also the Country Bumpkins. JoAnne enjoyed crocheting, often making baby blankets, quilts and mittens that she provided to family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time with those she loved and she had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Tucker.Survived by: Husband: Ben Smith of Mt. Hermon; 2 Daughters: Mandy Smith of Mt. Hermon, Jennifer Nielson of Covington; Son: Ben Smith, Jr. of Madisonville; Sister and Brother in law: Patty and Daniel Galiano of Mobile, AL; Sister in law and Brother in law: Charlotte and Mike Smith of Walker; Also numerous other brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents Joe Norris and Earline Magee Norris.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 15th from 2 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roan Crain and Rev. Mike Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers: Ben Smith, Jr., Joseph Smith, Daniel Alipo, Norman Money, Brent Jones, Jacob BoudreauxHonorary Pallbearers: Billy Joe Smith, Walter Smith, Bobby Smith, Mike Smith, Johnny Crain, Sr., Jack Green, Marlan RileyLouis KnightApril 21, 1955 - January 9, 2017LOUIS SHELBY KNIGHT, JR. AGE 61 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3:36 pm Monday January 9, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a former dairyman and the owner of Knight Gravel Pit near his home. Louis enjoyed fishing and searching for and collecting arrowheads. He also collected different types of guns and loved many types of woodworking and restoring old wooden furniture. Survived by: 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Louis Shelby Knight, III and fiancé Gina Billips of Franklinton, Christopher James and Tiffany Knight of Mandeville; 4 Grandchildren: Desiree Crain, Trevor Knight, Shelby Knight, Landen Knight; Sister: Suellen Sowerwine of Slidell; 3 Nephews: Robert Sowerwine, Jr., Jeff Sowerwine, Scott Sowerwine; Mother of his Children: Lila Knight He was preceded in death by his parents Louis Shelby Knight, Sr. and Helen Fairburn Knight and brother in law Robert “Bob” Sowerwine, Sr.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday January 11th 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. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.Jo Ann Jenkins WilliamsMay 10, 1947 - January 8, 2017JO ANN JENKINS WILLIAMS, AGE 69 and a former resident of the Hilltop Community, died Sunday night January 8, 2017 at the Carrington Place in Baton Rouge. She enjoyed reading novels and working word search puzzles. Jo Ann also enjoyed watching her favorite old television programs.Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Brenda Joyce and Ray Alsobrooks of Bogalusa, Sandra Guillot of Gonzales; Son and Daughter in law: Nelson Wayne and Charlotte Wiggins of Pine; 8 Grandchildren: Kaitlyn Guillot, Brandon Kinnamon, Jr., Derrick Kinnamon, Kirk Wiggins, Madeline Blanchard, Jolena Foster, Joyceline Alsobrooks, Robert Alsobrooks; 15 Great-grandchildren and an expected great-grandchild; Also 2 nephewsShe was preceded in death by her husband Glenys Williams, her parents Leroy Jenkins, Jr. and Nina Lambert Jenkins, sister Margie Jenkins Lea and brother Nathan Jenkins.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday January 11th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Willard Carney officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.Brenda Gail TaylorJanuary 21, 1963 - January 5, 2017BRENDA GAIL TAYLOR, age 53 and also known as Khallie Bruening, died at 10:50 PM Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospital, Bossier City, Louisiana. She had worked as a lab tech. She enjoyed drinking tea, listening to music and watching movies.Survived by: Father: Devon Taylor of Franklinton; Daughter: Kathrine Irene Boyd of Franklinton; 3 Sons: Walter Lee Boyd of Bogalusa, Adam Chance Boyd, Daniel Taylor Boyd both of Franklinton; 2 Grandchildren: Josiah Levi Boyd, David Day Stucker; 2 Sisters and brother in law: Nicole T. and Travis Jones of Bossier City, Cindy Russell of Franklinton; 2 Nieces: Sydney Nicole Jones, Rhiannon Russell; Nephew: William Jewel RussellShe was preceded in death by her mother Evelyn Martin Taylor and step mother Fayola Taylor.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 3 PM until 5 PM Sunday, January 8, 2017 and after 9 AM Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Donnie Broom officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.Madeline Smith Freeman August 25, 1947 - January 3, 2017 Madeline Smith Freeman, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA.Madeline was a very active member of Ben's Ford Baptist Church. She was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. Her singing was a ministry for God. She sang in the Messenger's Group, and Mile Branch Settlement, as well as many revivals and camp meetings across the United States, and wrote several gospel songs.She is survived by her husband of fifteen years, Kenneth “Randy“ Freeman of Bogalusa, LA; her children, Clyde (Shawn) Smith of Franklinton, LA, Adam Smith of Bogalusa, LA, Kim (Scott) Turnage of Thomas, LA, and George (Courtney) Freeman of Franklinton; one sister, Bernell Seals of Walker, LA; her grandchildren, Colton Smith, Andrew Turnage, Karlissa Turnage, Grayden DeQueant, Patrick Richardson and Sidney Richardson; her aunt, Betty Lou Holmes; numerous nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward Lott and Bessie Lewis Lott; her sisters, Margie Beeson and Mary Lou Carter; her brother, Jimmy Lott.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church, 58521 Highway 439. Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M with a Service at 6:30 P.M. Visitation will continue on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Lynn Martin, Bro. Jimmy Byrd and Bro. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment to follow at Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery.Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Bevie Hunt Stuart SimmonsApril 12, 1930 - January 3, 2017BEVIE HUNT STUART SIMMONS, AGE 86 went to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Born April 12, 1930, she was a member of Pine First Baptist Church and volunteered at Mile Branch Village for many years. She graduated as salutatorian of Pine High School in 1946. She loved her church and was a vital part of her Ladies Mission Group who has sown over thirty thousand baby diapers and blankets for a mission in Africa. She was an expert seamstress and made many baby blankets for grandchildren, great grandchildren and family friends. She also became an excellent quilter and made quilts and Swedish blankets for children and grandchildren. Likewise, she will forever be remembered for her expertise in the kitchen-especially her cakes and jellies. She was happiest when surrounded by family and friends and when doing something for others. She leaves a legacy of faith, love, service, commitment and determination.Survived by: Daughter and son in law: Shirley and Gary Bordelon of Pensacola, FL; 4 Sons and daughters in law: Gary and Sandra Stuart of Sumrall, MS, Greg and Angela Stuart of Franklinton, Jimmy and Diana Stuart of Pine, Brad and Amy Stuart of Independence; 2 Step Daughters: Chanda Simmons and Reid Corkern of Florence, AL, Jamie Simmons and Brett Simpson of Mt. Hermon; 13 Grandchildren and spouses: Toby and Sarah Bordelon, Tiffany B. and David Walsh, Brandi S. and Jeremy Crane, Lisa S. and Hunter Smith, Amber S. and Jeffrey DeLee, Angela S. and Kenny Martin, Matthew Stuart, Dana and Coy McIntyre, Sherwin and Brytini Stuart, Joshua and Casey Stuart, Tommy and Karen Vise, Sarah and Rodger Collier, Debralyn Holland; 22 Great grandchildren; Brother: Houston Hunt of Pine; Numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her first husband Lavon Stuart, her second husband J C Simmons, her parents Spurgeon and Ida Mae Hunt, four brothers and two sisters.Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 6 PM until 9 PM. Visitation will be at Pine First Baptist Friday, January 6, 2017 after 9 AM with a funeral service to be held at 11 AM at church with Rev. David Easterling, Rev. Michael Brumfield and Lavon Taylor.Pallbearers will be grandsons Toby Bordelon, Sherwin Stuart, Joshua Stuart, Matthew Stuart, Tommy Vise, and great grandson Connor CraneDaniel Joseph BraniganDied January 2, 2017Daniel J. Branigan, age of 61 and a resident of Varnado, suffered from renal failure and pulmonary disease and died on Monday, January 2, 2017.  He was a native of Chalmette and was a proud graduate of Salmen High.Preceded death by his father James B. Branigan Jr., mother Rose Mary LaFrance Branigan and his brothers James B. Branigan III Nicke C. Branigan. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Denise Marcele Moree Branigan and daughter Cheryl Booty.  Also, survived by his sisters Tina Branigan, Joanna Branigan Bechner, and Jeanette Branigan, and grandchildren Cooper Booty Jr. and Pandore Franks.  John Winston RileyNovember 2, 1946 - January 2, 2017JOHN WINSTON RILEY, 70 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:48 PM Monday, January 2, 2017 at Our Lady of Angels in Bogalusa, LA. He attended Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church. He was a welder installing fence for Arco Fence Company and Landmark Company. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.Survived by: Wife: Delois Duncan Riley of Franklinton; 4 Sons and a daughter in law: William “Will” and Jennifer Riley of Franklinton, John Eric Riley of Varnado, Joshua Riley of Watson, Todd Fields of Nixa, Missouri; 2 Daughters and a son in law: Wendy R. and Ray Bott of Covington, Ashley Maye Riley of Hubbard, Ohio; Step Children and spouses: Stacey and Tony Gerald of Thomas, Cassondra Matney of Franklinton, Nicole Workman of Colorado, Lauren Workman of Chicago, Illinois; 2 Sisters: Earline Hughes of Sheridan, Mary Abbott of Flowery Branch, GA; 15 Grandchildren 13 Great grandchildren; Close Friend: Billy Wayne SpearsHe was preceded in death by an infant son Ray Everett Riley, his parents William W. and Wilda Reviere Riley, brother William Riley, Jr. and a sister Janet Riley. Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 9 AM Thursday, January 5, 2017 and a funeral service will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Malcolm Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery. Leon Givens, Jr.April 19, 1937 - January 02, 2017Leon Givens, Jr., U.S. Veteran and resident of Kentwood passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017 at his home. He was born April 19, 1937 in Franklinton and was 79 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Maybelle Givens; 2 daughters, Penny Null and husband, Charles, Hammond, and Lisa Graham and husband, Joe, Wilmer; 2 grandsons, Brandon Dufreche and wife, Kayla, Hammond, and B.J. Graham and wife, Robyn, Wilmer; great grandson, Caiden Graham; sister, Billie Portier, Atlanta and 2 brothers, James Givens, Nashville, TN and Bobby Garner, Springfield. Preceded in death by his father, Leon Givens, Sr.; mother, Lillie Davis Garner; 4 brothers, Huey Givens, Jerry Garner, Harold Givens, and Richard Garner; and 3 sisters, Betty Powell, Patricia Spriggs and Peggy Arcement. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon Saturday, January 7, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Glynn Fendlason. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer. Roby Marcellos " Porkey" BrockSeptember 26, 1967 - January 01, 2017On Sunday, January, 1, 2017 God sent his angels to come to his residence in Bogalusa, Louisiana to claim the soul of Roby Marcellos " Porkey" Brock. His battle with sickness has finally come to an end. When God said, “it is done, I am Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End.” Roby was born September 26, 1967 to Mr. James Earl Brock and Mrs. Barbara Dexter Brock in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Roby was a former member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where at an early age he was baptized by Rev. Dr. Aaron J. Thompson. Roby attended Bogalusa High School. He has done various jobs including construction in Bogalusa as well as later in Nebraska.Porky was a kind and friendly person with a winning smile and an easygoing personality. He will be greatly missed for his tender heart and his sensitivity. All that knew his agreed that he was truly a good person.He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Earl Brock, Sr. of Bogalusa, La.; two sisters, Natasha (James) Briggs of Baton Rouge, La. And Juanita Yuette (Robert) Hewitt of Bogalusa, La.; God-brother Ryan King of Bogalusa, La.; two uncles, Jimmy Brock f Los Angeles, Ca. and Bexter Thomas of Detroit, Michigan; a special friend Vanessa Callahan and her children who he reared as his own, Lashonda & Marquel Callahan of Nebraska; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.He is proceeded in death by his grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Henry (Zene) Brock, and Mr. & Mrs. Will (Almay) Dexter; a brother James “Man” Brock, Jr.; an uncle David Charles “D.C.” Dexter; and an aunt Thelma Lee Brock Gibson.Visitation is set for Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Bogalusa, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 am.Audry Pittman StaffordFebruary 23, 1928 - January 1, 2017AUDRY FAYE PITTMAN STAFFORD, AGE 88 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning January 1, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She worked alongside her husband in their medical office for many years and was a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Audry attended Sunday School at Hillcrest and was very involved, along with her many friends, in the church kitchen ministry. She was a member of the Winterset Club and a former member of the Franklinton Garden Club. Audry loved gardening and tending to her yard and flowers. She was a true servant at heart to her family, friends, neighbors and church family. Survived by: 4 Sons and Daughters in law: John E. Stafford, Jr. and Suzy Stafford of Tyler, TX, Bob and Carla Stafford of Folsom, Steve and Cindy Stafford of Enon, Alan and Pam Stafford of Franklinton; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kimberly and Brandon Kennedy, Russell and Kelly Stafford, Greg and Megan Stafford, Haylie and Chris Dufour, Barry and Jennifer Stafford, Elliot and Toby Coates, Will and Claire Stafford, Erin and Jonathan Allen; Great-grandchildren and Spouses: Zoey Kennedy, Stafford “Ford” Kennedy, Candice and Woodrow Scott, Casey Muller, Jack Stafford, Eva Marie Stafford, Stephen Stafford, Jacob Stafford, Cody and Hannah Dufour, Adam Stafford, Rush Azlin, Aubry Azlin, Christopher Dufour, Liam Stafford, Samuel Allen and expected great-grandchildren Selah Stafford and Audry Allen; Great-great-grandchildren: Kadence, Kaelynn, Kyndall Scott; Sister in law: Billie Stafford of Franklinton; Special Friend: Nellie Mae Lundy; Also numerous nieces and nephewsShe was preceded in death by her husband John E. Stafford, Sr., 2 infant sons, her parents N.W. Pittman, Sr. and Elulia Mizell Pittman, sister and brother in law Ruth and O.E. Ballard, 3 brothers and sisters in law N.W. Pittman, Jr. and Mildred Pittman, Lavon and Willie Pearl Pittman, Larry and Sherly Pittman and brother in law and sister in law H.A. Stafford, Jr. and Olive Stafford.Visitation will be at Hillcrest Baptist Church Wednesday January 4th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Wednesday with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Tom Descant officiating. Burial will follow in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers: Will Stafford, Barry Stafford, Toby Coates, Chris Dufour, Greg Stafford, Russell StaffordHonorary Pallbearers are the ladies of the Hillcrest Church Kitchen.