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Barbara Angeline Page 
September 4, 1952 - February 10, 2016 
Barbara Angeline Page, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 63, born on September 4, 1952 in Independence, LA. She died on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her husband, Edgar Earl Busha of Bogalusa, LA; her son, Edgar Earl Busha, Jr.; her sister, Tracey Freeman (Tyrone) of Bogalusa, LA; and four grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie Page and Ruthie Herring Page; and a sister, Cynthia Page.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Scott Baham officiating. Interment will follow at Pounds Cemetery.

Frances Ruth Seal 
May 22, 1949 - February 9, 2016 
Frances Ruth Seal, a resident of Angie, LA, age 66, born on May 22, 1949, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Angelia Seal Cothern (Craig) and Melissa Seal White (Kevin); her mother, Esther Passman Allison; her sister, Paula Sue Stewart (Leo); three grandchildren, Amanda L. Cothern, Shanda C. Cothern, and Sierra N. White; one great-grandchild, Brayden K. Cothern; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Doyle H. Seal and her father, T. B. Breland, Jr.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. at Bethel Fellowship Church Cemetery in Angie, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Erma Lorene Isabel Horton
April 17, 1926 - February 6, 2016
Erma Lorene Isabel Horton, resident of Franklinton, and passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home & Cremation of Lagrange, KY is in charge of arrangements.

Evan McKenzie Knight 
January 26, 1984 - February 9, 2016 
Evan McKenzie Knight, 32, a resident of New Orleans, passed away, February 9, 2016 at University Medical Hospital.
Evan graduated from Bogalusa High School and served in Afghanistan with the Louisiana National Guard. He is survived by his father, Darrell E. Knight; a brother, Myles Knight; his grandmother, Rosemary Knight; a longtime companion Miranda Amos. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Friday, February 12, 2016 at First Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m.

Theodore "Ted" Schilling, Jr.
October 18, 1937 - February 7, 2016
THEODORE G. “TED” SCHILLING, JR., AGE 78 and a resident of Baker passed away Sunday evening February 7, 2016 at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. He was retired from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System as a teacher and supervisor for many years.
Survived by:  A Son; 3 Daughters; Special Sister and Brother in law: Josie and John Breland; 2 Brothers: Guy Schilling, John H. Schilling
He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore Schilling, Sr. and Minnie Woodward Schilling, 2 sisters Zettie Scrantz and Pearl Schilling and 4 brothers Dwight, James Daniel “Jim”, Daniel and Darrell Schilling and an infant brother.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday February 11th at the Schilling Cemetery on Luke Pace Road near Pine, LA. Burial next to his beloved mother will immediately follow the service officiated by Eld. Duane Ball.

Richard Carroll Dyson, Sr. 
February 16, 1951 - February 7, 2016 
Richard Carroll Dyson, Sr., a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 64, born on February 16, 1951 in Oakdale, LA, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Lou Ethel Dyson; three sons, Eugene Dyson, Richard C. Dyson, Jr., and Caleb Dyson; five brothers, Eddie Dyson, Jimmy Ray Dyson, Fred Dyson, Joseph Dyson and Anthony Dyson; two sisters, Neva Lee Baughman and Norma Gayle Dyson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Charles Dyson, Sr. and Evie Lee Creel Dyson; his brother, Robert C. Dyson, Jr.; and a daughter-in-law, Daphne Dillon Dyson.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue Friday, February 12, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

George Johnson 
July 29, 1937 - February 7, 2016 
George Johnson, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 78, died on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Denman Graves
July 3, 1938 - February 6, 2016
DENMAN GRAVES, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died at 1:48 pm Saturday February 6, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a member of Oral Missionary Baptist Church and a longtime dairy-hand for the Waskom and Hobgood family dairies. Denman enjoyed the great outdoors, including hunting and fishing, and earlier in life he loved rabbit hunting with his dogs.
Survived by:  Wife of very near 50 years: Pat Rester Graves of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Doug and Stephanie Graves, Scott and Dianna Graves all of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Tammy and Patrick Dykes of Franklinton; 7 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Lacey and Colby Adams, Jarred Graves, Jenna Graves, Colton Graves, Austin Graves, Taylor Graves, Harley Dykes; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Eld. J.W. and Marcel Graves of Franklinton, Billy and Aline Graves of Pine; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Mable and Roy Beall of Denham Springs, Wanzie Adams of Alabama; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Willie C. Graves and Nora Taylor Graves.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 8th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Poplarhead Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Colton Graves, Austin Graves, Jarred Graves, Colby Adams, Todd Rester, Stacy Payn

Wayne Morris 
October 24, 1939 - February 6, 2016
Wayne Morris passed away on February 6, 2016, at the age of 76, he was a resident of Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife Patricia “Teet” Morris of Bogalusa, LA; a daughter Suzie (Gene) Crosby of Bush, LA; a grandson Tyler Crosby of Shreveport, LA; two sisters Mary (Milton) Pearson of Crossroads, MS, and Vickie (Reno) Verzier of Slidell,LA; one brother Al (Kat) Morris of Camden, SC.
Wayne was preceded in death by a son Kevin D. Morris.
A graveside Memorial Service will be held in Ponemah Cemetery on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 2:00pm.

Sammie J. Sylvest
October 17, 1932 - February 5, 2016
SAMMIE J. SYLVEST, AGE 83 and a resident of Franklinton died at 10:29 pm Friday February 5, 2016 at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. He was a native of Franklinton but lived in Indiana for 26 years before returning home to Washington Parish in 1996. Sammie was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was a former electrician for Navistar International and an active member of the Washington Parish Fire District 1. Sammie was always a very friendly person that enjoyed meeting and visiting with others. He was always quick to extend the hand of Christian fellowship even to those he just met because he never met a stranger.
Survived by:  Wife: Marilyn Midkiff Sylvest; Daughter and Son in law: Kristie and Harry Smith of Watson, LA; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Kim and Laudia Sylvest of Elburn, IL, Kenneth and Tasha Sylvest of Prairieville, Donald and Susan Sylvest of Coppell, TX; Step-daughter: Michelle Owensby of Indiana; 2 Step-sons and Spouses: Earl and Mary Petry of Indiana, Rob and Cheryl Petry of Ohio; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Lawrence and Nell Sylvest, Billy and Jeanette Sylvest all of Franklinton; Sister: Freda Welch of Franklinton; Also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, his parents Cluster N. Sylvest and Lucille Snyder Sylvest, brother and sister in law Jo and Ann Sylvest, and brother in law Enoch Welch.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 8th from 10 am until 3 pm. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Fredrick Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Maxine Kuhn
September 12, 1918 - February 5, 2016
Maxine George Kuhn of Franklinton, peacefully passed away at the age of 97 on Friday, February 5, 2016 in the presence of family members at Rest Haven Living Center where she resided for the past few years. Born to the late Sam and Myrtis George on September 12, 1918, Maxine lived throughout her childhood in Bogalusa, graduated from Bogalusa High School and married the love of her life, Louis Robert Kuhn, Sr. For 63 years they made their home in Franklinton where they lived a long and wonderful life together, raising three children. As a servant of the Lord and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend of many, Maxine’s life was one of enthusiasm, optimism and selfless service to others in her church and family, as well as dedication to organizations in her community. Her life was a busy one, full of constant activity, joy and love for others. 
In the early 1940s she became a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and continued her life-long devotion to serving the Lord in any capacity. In early years she taught children’s Sunday school and became active in Women’s Missionary Union. She was a charter member of the Merry Hearts senior adult group, often serving as program chairman and committee member for planning travel experiences. In Sunday school, when no longer able to do many tasks, Maxine remained a devoted member, serving as outreach leader of her class. She will be remembered for her Saturday telephone calls to class members and her willingness to accompany her teacher for visitation to those that were ill or had needs that she could assist with. Her greatest pleasures were derived from time spent with her children and grandchildren. She participated in school activities, served as Cub Scout Den Mother, planning activities and serving up the cookies she baked. 
In the earlier years along with her husband and children, they attended LSU football games as season ticket holders. In later years she treasured keeping her grandchildren any time that the opportunity arose. She will always be remembered as the grandmother who delighted in making quilts, dolls, Barbie doll clothes, bonnets and dresses for them to wear, crafts and Christmas ornaments. She made ironing and sewing fun, and played many kinds of games with her grandchildren. Some of their fondest memories include standing in chairs cooking brownies in Grandmother’s kitchen. Through the years many hobbies included volunteer work with the Washington Parish Fair. Honored as a member of the Washington Parish Fair Roll of Honor, her years of service included accepting and setting up exhibits in the Women’s Building followed by her later years of working in the Mile Branch Pioneer Settlement cabins and gatehouse. 
Maxine was a member of the Noble Queen Chapter #45 of the Order of the Eastern Star where she served in various offices of leadership, presiding as Worthy Matron on two occasions At the state convention she was named Louisiana Grand Chapter Sweetheart, Order of the Eastern Star for 2010-2011. Over the years she enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafting and visiting with friends. Maxine was an extraordinary woman who lived a life of service, love, compassion and excellence. Other than her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters in law, Norman and Mabel George, and Lloyd and Dorothy George. 
She is survived by three children and spouses, Mary Louise and Farnell Booty, Robert and Barbara Kuhn, Wayne and Sarah Kuhn; grandchildren Leslie and Dan Wood, Chris Kuhn, Laura Kuhn and fiancée, Brad Neal, Lisa and Clay James; great granddaughter, Marlee Ray James, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 
Services will be held in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Franklinton on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, with visitation beginning at 10:a.m.; Eastern Star memorial service at 2:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service conducted by Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Chad Jenkins. Should friends wish to make memorial contributions they may be sent to Noble Queen #45, Order of the Eastern Star, 1013 Oak Road, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438 or First Baptist Church, 950 Self Street, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438.

Leroy "Slick" Seal 
September 2, 1920 - February 5, 2016
Leroy "Slick" Seal, age 95, born on September 2, 1920, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at his residence in Varnado, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, LA.

James Denman Miller
September 10, 1932 - February 2, 2016
JAMES DENMAN MILLER, AGE 83, and a resident of Kentwood died late Tuesday February 2, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born on September 10, 1932 in Mt. Hermon.
Visitation will be Saturday February 6th at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the church with Re. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery. 

David Anthony Boe, Sr.
October 18, 1946 - February 3, 2016
DAVID ANTHONY BOE, SR. AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton passed into eternal rest on Wednesday evening February 3, 2016 at his home. A native of New Orleans and a resident of Washington Parish for the past 40 years, he had retired from Southern Bell/AT&T after a career as a line technician. David was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Folsom and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also the first Fire Chief of the Bonner Creek Volunteer Fire Department. 
Survived by:  Son: David Boe, Jr.; Step-sons: Marc, Noel, Vince and Chris Bondi; Brother: Larry J. Boe; Sister: Evelyn Venturella
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda M. Boe, his parents Henry A. Boe and Hilda Rita Boe, and a sister Barbara Ann Boe.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 8th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Abbey Cemetery near Covington. 

Troy Brett Mayfield 
September 10, 1966 - February 3, 2016 
Troy Brett Mayfield, age 49, born on September 10, 1966 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by three sons, Destin Mayfield, Airman First Class, Austin Mayfield and Tristin Mayfield; the mother of his children, Angel Miller; his father, Leon Norman; sister, Sharon Varnado.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Fountain; his brother, Louis Mayfield.
There will be a Graveside Service at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Pounds Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vera Faye Tynes 
July 18, 1931 - February 3, 2016
Vera Faye Tynes, age 84, a resident of Robert, LA, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Melba Thomas Reynolds
March 16, 1924 - February 1, 2016
MELBA TONEY THOMAS REYNOLDS, AGE 91 and a resident of Franklinton died Monday February 1, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was an avid gardener that loved planting and caring for her flowers. Melba was a loving and caring person with a host of friends, especially the ones she met operating her grocery store for many years.
Survived by:  2 Daughters and Sons in law: Pat Thomas Cowart and Charles Cowart, Jo Etta Thomas Blakey and Larry Edward Blakey; Daughter in law: Linda Metz; 2 Grandsons: Steven Eric Thomas, Tony Brandon Misita; 3 Granddaughters and Spouses: Christy Cowart Smith and Julius Allen Smith, Melissa Cowart Hunter, Andrea Rae Misita Farrell and Brian Arthur Farrell; 4 Great-granddaughters: Haley Kristen Thomas, Grayson Carolann Hunter, Olivia VanOsdell Smith, Avery Rae Hunter
She was preceded in death by her daughter Marsha Thomas and son Larry Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday February 7th from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2:30 pm Sunday with Rev. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staffs of Good Samaritan Living Center and Community Care Hospice for their love and care.
Pallbearers: Charles Cowart, Dr. Jerry Thomas, Johnny Passman, Eric Thomas, Tony Misita, Allen Smith
Honorary Pallbearer: Kerry Thomas

Shantell A. Butler
January 24, 1974 - January 28, 2016
Shantell (Baker) Butler was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Baker on January 24, 1974. She was their second child. She was a loveable person that really loved her husband, her children, grandchildren, and her family. She was raised in the church and enjoyed time there. 
At a later age she strayed away, but she acknowledged that the Lord helped her to turn her life around. She began to attend church and she would testify how God had changed her life. She then got a job with Maria’s Mexican Restaurant where she remained employed until her passing. 
Shantell later on met her Husband, Dwayne and they were united in marriage. The things she enjoyed was spending time with her husband, sisters, brothers-in-law, her grandchildren, which was her joy, and crabbing. 
She leaves to be remembered by her husband, Dwayne Butler; her children, Lekeiasha’ Baker of Greenville, MS, Janikae Baker of Franklin, LA and Kendrick Baker of Houston, TX; five stepchildren, Dwayne, Jr., Dwayne, Jr., La Toya, Sheena, Dwan Butler all New Orleans, LA; her parents, Wilton (Mary) Baker; three sisters, Letecia (Otis) Robertson of Tylertown, MS, Cecelia Baker, Quanda (Aubrey) Fuller of Bogalusa, LA; mother-in-law, Mary Butler of New Orleans, LA; her grandfather, Joseph Jackson of Bogalusa, LA; 13 grandchildren; a special nephew, Jalen Fuller; nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ms. Ora Fland and Ms. Erma Robinson; grandfather, Will Robinson. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:00AM followed by funeral service beginning at 10:00AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa with Minister Gregory Russell ~ Officiating. Internment - Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.

Virginia R. Smith 
March 8, 1939 - January 31, 2016
Mrs. Virginia R. Smith, age 76, of Bogalusa, LA and former resident of Vicksburg, MS was born to the late Ms. Ella Hall on March 8, 1939, and humbly gave a silent sign and went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 31, 2016.
She graduated from Central Memorial High School of Bogalusa Class of 1958. She also graduated from Sullivan Vocational technical college, with a degree in Accounting and Marketing. She worked for more than 25 years as a cashier. Many will remember her as always having a kind word, caring heart, and would give her last to help anybody.
Mrs. Virginia became A MEMBER OF THE Mt. Carmel Baptist church in 1970, under the leadership of the Rev. tom Bailey, Jr. she was a very active member of the church, a Sunday School member, a member of the Pastor Aide Club, Senior choir, Mission and she often attend Vacation Bible School.
Outside of church, Mrs. Virginia was a member of the AARP organization.
Mrs. Virginia leaves to cherish her memories two sons: William Smith and Glen Smith, both of Bogalusa, LA; one daughter, Sandra Mitchell also of Bogalusa; eight (8) grandchildren, six (6) great grandchildren, one brother, six (6) sisters, and a host of nieces, nephews and other loved one.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Smith, two (2) sons: Craig Mitchell and Daryl Smith, her mother, Ms. Ella Hall, one brother and six (6) sisters.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, at 1104 Poplas Street, Bogalusa, LA at 112:00 am with the Rev. Douglas Hart, officiating. Interment will be in the Bogalusa Cemetery followed by the repast at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at 814 East Sixth Street, Bogalusa, LA
Arrangements are entrusted to Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA. 

Theodore Moses, Sr.
June 12, 1930 - January 28, 2016
On June 12, 1930, in Angie, Louisiana, God blessed the late Jerry Moses and Francis Mark Moses with their third child and eldest son, Brother Theodore Moses, Sr. He was affectionately known by many as “Thado.” He departed this life on January 28, 2016 at the age of 85. 
He leaves to cherish his memories one son, Theodore (Janice) Moses, Jr. of Angie, LA; five daughters, Annie (Dwight) Royster of Atlanta, GA.; Wanda (Clarence) Dickerson; Ivy (Oliver) Morris; Penny Moses and Mary Moses all of Angie, LA; one goddaughter, Brenda (Donald) Jefferson of Bogalusa, LA; five brothers, Eddie Will (Cathy) Moses; James Alton (Dorothy) Moses both of Angie, LA; Elder Charles (Martha) Moses, Sr. of Dunn, NC; Leonard Jerry (Flora) Moses; and Anderson (Merlie) Moses both from Angie, LA; three sisters, Thelma Comeaux of Belle Rose, LA; Mildred Rivers of Wadesboro, NC; and Emma White of Angie, LA; twelve grandchildren: Terrance, Fonda, Kolynda, Kenny, Jacqueline, Delsie, Princess, Lillian, Theodore III, Julius, Okesha, and Justin. Fifteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Delsie Bickham Moses; two sons Ray Moses and Jerry Moses; parents, Jerry and Francis Moses; five sisters Vender Lee, Audrey, Lena Mae, Ardean, and Gwendolyn. 
Services will be held at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie, LA on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Public viewing and visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Reverend Terrence August. The interment will be held at the Moses Family Cemetery. The repast will follow at the Wesley Ray United Methodist Church Life Center. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of all arrangements.

Amy Michelle Strahan 
May 17, 1990 - January 28, 2016
Amy Michelle Strahan, 25, resident of Covington, LA passed away on January 28, 2016 at her residence.
Amy graduated with honors in 2008 from Cinco Ranch High School in Katy TX and continued her education at Texas A&M where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. She loved scuba diving and being adventurous and traveled to many exotic places. She also loved her constant companion Kovu that she adopted.
Amy is survived by her mother and step father Shirley L. (James Michael) Cavanaugh; her father Harold Stanley Strahan; 3 sisters and their husbands Amber (Stamper) Scott, Alaina (Mike) Keen, and Misty (Jeff) Dickens; a brother Shane Boler; a step brother Jeremy Cavanaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be all Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home with visitation starting at 10:00 am and remaining open until the service at 2:00 pm. Rev. Marcus Rosa will officiate the service.

Inez Miley
March 4, 1922 - January 27, 2016
Inez Sandifer age 93 passed away Jan 27, 2016 at Our lady Of Angles Hospital in Bogalusa. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a charter member of Midway Baptist Church. She is survived by one son Charles O. Ingram of Bogalusa La. Two sisters, Charlene Branch of Bogalusa and Marlene Ard of Thomasville Ala. Two brothers, Luke Miley of Varnado and Elder Mason Miley of Pine La. Two sisters, Lucille Bowman of Mandeville La. and Macelle Cogburn of Tex. Five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren 
She is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Oved Ingram, parents Luther and Margaret Miley, brothers Henry, Houston, and Kinch Miley. Sisters Chinese Tony, Irene Hunt, Dorothy Sandifer, and Gladys Brooks.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Sunday Jan. 31, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and will continue on Monday Feb. 1, 2016 from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Miley Cemetery. Rev. Lerand Hunt will officiate.

Paul L Garner
August 28, 1982 - January 27, 2016
Paul L. Garner born August 28, 1982 passed away at his residence January 27, 2016 at the age of 33. Paul was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his his Father, Paul E. Garner, his mother, Robin Thigpen of Bogalusa, a daughter, Alyssa Leigh Garner of Nashville, TN., brothers, Jason Paul Garner of Pontchatoula, La., Robert Shane Gill of Bogalusa, James Michael Thigpen of Bogalusa, sisters, Amanda Rachelle Thigpen of Bogalusa, Melinda Garner and Melissa Garner both of LaCombe, La.and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Paul Garner.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Saturday January 30, 2016 beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M.. the interment will follow in the Pounds Cemetery.

Beckie Crain
December 10, 1930 - January 26, 2016
BECKIE TEMPLES CRAIN, AGE 85 and a resident of Pine died at 6:30 pm Tuesday January 26, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Central Missionary Baptist Church and the former owner/operator of Midway Grocery. She was a very good-hearted person.
Survived by:  Brother: Melvin Temples of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephews that often helped see about her for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Crain, her parents Tommy Temples and Dixie Sheridan Temples, her sister Bessie Temples and 6 brothers Robert, Hubert, Sheldon, Seamon, Houston and Rujay Temples.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 29th from 5:30 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Doyle Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Derrett Warren
November 25, 1960 - January 26, 2016
Darrett Garrett Warren was called home at the age of 53 on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in Franklinton, LA. 
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Jennifer Warren of Franklinton, LA; two sons, Robert Wilson of Franklinton, La and Bret Williams of Covington, LA; one daughter, LaPorscha Wilson of Franklinton, LA; his mother, Anna Ginn Warren of Franklinton, LA; four brothers, Johnny Ray Warren, Robert Jerry Warren both of Franklinton, LA, Henry Earl Warren of Tylertown, MS and Bobby Ray Warren of Pearl River, LA; one sister, Patricia Ann Wilson of Franklinton, LA; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral – Franklinton. 
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:00AM at Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church 31499 Hayes Creek Rd Franklinton, LA with Rev. Jerome Warren – Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at Greater Hayes Creek Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Vernon Wilson
August 28, 1941 - January 25, 2016
Vernon Wilson was called home on January 25, 2016 at the age of 74 in Franklinton, LA. 
He graduated in 1961 of the Washington Parish High School. Vernon was an employee of Gaylord Container Corporation for over 30 years. 
Vernon is survived by his loving wife, Elsie Mae Wilson; three sons, Albert (Cheryl), Vincent (Jackie) and Reginald (Joy); he was a Paw Paw to nine grandchildren; three great grands and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall Wilson; mother, Adriane Wilson; three brothers, Leroy Wilson, Ray Wilson, and Abner Wilson. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 2:00 – 7:00Pm at Crain and Sons Funeral – Franklinton. 
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:00PM at Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church 31499 Hayes Creek Rd Franklinton, LA with Rev. Jerome Warren – Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at the Wilson Family Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Jeannette Jackson
June 10, 1942 - January 25, 2016
Jeannette S. Jackson passed away at the age of 73 on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Mt. Hermon, LA. 
She leaves to cherish her loving memories three sons, Jimmy O’Neal Jackson, Willie Edward Jackson both of Mt. Hermon, La, and Undreay Jackson of Baton Rouge, LA; two daughters, Terri Jackson and Angelena Jackson Miller both of Mt. Hermon, LA; four brothers, Earl K. Brumfield of Franklinton, LA, Leon Brumfield of Kentwood, LA, Willis Brumfield, and Billy Brumfield both of Mt. Hermon, LA; two sisters, Beckadine Brumfield and Frankie Brumfield both of Mt. Hermon, LA; 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Albert and Rosia Spurlock Brumfield; and her husband, Charles E. Jackson. 
Funeral service will be held Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00AM at Plainview Church of Christ Holiness USA with Rev. Albert Brumfield – Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at Plainview Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 

Roger Breaux III
August 15, 1947 - January 22, 2016
The sweet Angel of Mercy moved in quietly on Friday, January 22, 2016, and bore the spirit of Roger Breaux III in New Orleans, LA. 
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Willie “Toni” Breaux of Bogalusa, LA; mother, Josie Breaux of Bogalusa, LA; brother, Frederic (Theresa) Breaux of Anaheim, CA; two nephews, Sean Frederic and Malcom Douglas Breaux Both of Anaheim, CA. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Breaux; brother, Errol Charles Breaux and his grandmothers, Ossie Sensley and Lillie Breaux. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa, LA from 2:00 – 7:00PM 
Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00AM at Thirkield United Methodist Church - Bogalusa with Rev. Nolan Robinson – Pastor Officiating. Interment will be held at Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

Mirles Williams
June 04, 1937 - January 20, 2016
Mr. Mirles Williams of Angie, LA departed from his earthly house to his home in glory at the age of 78, at Capital House Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Baton Rouge, LA. 
He leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, Michael Murell Williams of Seattle, WA and Christopher (Rhonda) Williams of Memphis, TN; one daughter, Cynthis Williams of Memphis, TN; one sister, Vivian Williams Harry of Angie, LA; one brother, Charles Ellis Williams of Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law, Lila “Nita” Williams of Angie, LA; seven grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert James and Mary Pittman Williams; two brothers, R.J. Williams, Jr. and Jobie Williams; one sister, Sarah Ann Williams Carter. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa, LA from 9:00 – 11:00AM; followed by the funeral service at 11:00AM with Rev. Lesley McKinley – Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.  


Lillie Elmer Bernard

May 29, 1919 - January 25, 2016

Bernard Lillie Elmer Thompson Bernard, age 96 of Bush, LA died on Monday, January 25, 2016, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. Born, Thursday, May 29, 1919 in Onville, LA to Hardy G. Thompson and Emma Elmira Thompson. She is survived by her Grandson - Steven Seal and her Sister - Betty Thigpen. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her Husband - James W. Bernard, Son - Allen L. Bernard, Parents and Brothers - Marvin Thompson, and Ulyssus Thompson. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 29, 2016 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Avenue Covington, LA 70433. Visitation on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Order of the Eastern Star Rite at 7:00 PM and on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 9:00 AM to service time. Interment in Grantham Cemetery Bush, LA. 


Randy Sapp

November 14, 1971 - January 24, 2016

RANDAL COLON “RANDY” SAPP, AGE 44 and a resident of Thomas died at 1:00 pm Sunday January 24, 2016 at his home. He was an offshore mechanic for Shamrock Management and had worked with several other companies. Randy attended Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed the great outdoors. His true passion was cars, especially late model muscle cars. He loved NASCAR and drag-racing and watched all the television programs about cars. Randy enjoyed building small model cars in his spare time and liked watching the New Orleans Saints. 

Survived by:  Wife: Maryann Martin Sapp of Thomas; 3 Children: Nicholas Sapp, currently serving the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Ulrik Sapp, Isabella Sapp, both of Thomas; Mother and Step-father: Dorothy and Sonny Danos of Marrero; 3 Brothers: William Sapp of Tuscaloosa, AL, Chris Fowler of Fayette, AL, Ronald Sapp of Savannah, GA; 4 Sisters: Gena Price, Anita Morgan both of Fayette, AL, Rhonda Combel of Marrero, Sara Sapp of Savannah, GA; Father in law and Mother in law: Neil and Emily Martin of Thomas; Brother in law and Sister in law: Eddie Martin and Melissa Freeman of Varnado; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Ronald Sapp, his grandparents and his wife’s grandparents Edward and Freda Martin.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 28th from 6 pm until 10 pm and from 9 am until 10 am Friday. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Friday in the Brooks/Martin Cemetery with Eld. Ed Penton , Rev. David Easterling and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow the service.

Pallbearers: Denny Miller, Jacob Fowler, Darin Holmes, Brandon Jones, Ryan Jenkins, Alan Stafford

Honorary Pallbearers: Chris Fowler, William Sapp, Eddie Martin, Shane Walker, Danny Jones, Devante Pigott, Matthew Stuart


Rickey Lamar Rowell

December 24, 1965 - January 25, 2016

RICKEY LAMAR ROWELL, AGE 50 and a resident of Franklinton died early Monday at his residence.

Survived by:  Mother: Mattie B. Rowell of Bogalusa; 2 Sisters: Elizabeth Sumrall of Pine, Tina Gail Rowell of Bogalusa; 2 Brothers: Tommy Rowell of Franklinton, Tim Rowell of Gulfport, MS

He was preceded in death by his father Edgar Lamar Rowell and a brother Phillip Marty Rowell.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10AM Friday, January 29, 2016 until time of funeral service to be held at 2 PM in chapel. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.


Mary Delaine Lanie Farr Rivera

August 3, 1958 - January 24, 2016

Mary Delaine Farr Rivera "Lanie age 57 passed away January 24, 2016 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia Ms. She was a resident of Poplarville Ms. She is survived by her husband Jr. Rivera. Two brothers Vernon Ray Farr "Vicky and Allen Farr. Three sisters Sharon Ann Daquin "John", Pamala Darlene Higginbottom "Mike", and Tracy West "Mike". Five nephews and two nieces.

Visitation will be on Thursday January 28, 2016 in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral starting at 12 noon followed by graveside services at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Pentecostal Church Cememtery. Rev. Mike Miles will officiate.


Lois Tate Riley

January 12, 1946 - January 24, 2016

LOIS TATE RILEY, AGE 70 and a resident of the Bonner Creek Community died at 6:56 am Sunday January 24, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She graduated from and was Ms. Mt. Hermon School in 1964. Lois was a former clerical worker at Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op in Franklinton. She was a member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church that enjoyed sewing and cooking for her family. Lois truly loved the Lord, and it showed in the way she treated others. She cared deeply for her family and cherished all the time spent with her grandchildren.

Survived by:  Husband of 51 years: Robert J. Riley of Bonner Creek; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Priscilla and Kenneth Cooper, Stephanie and John Boudreaux all of Covington; Son and Daughter in law: Yancy and Misty Riley of Nashville, TN; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kace and Brittany Cooper, Kyle and Megan Cooper, Kody and Jeannette Cooper, Elizabeth and Andy Grantham, Riley and Alayna Boudreaux, Maddy Boudreaux, Mclain Riley, Tate Riley; 8 Great-grandchildren: Kaydence Cooper, Ava Cooper, Christian Cooper, Lily Cooper, Mason Cooper, Aidan Cooper, Bennett Cooper, Cooper Grantham; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Jan Russell and Rev. Bill Russell of Anacoco, LA, Cheryl and Larkin Elliot of Magnolia, MS; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Don and Romelda Tate of Hammond, Danny and Rita Tate of Amite; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Betty and Hughie Alford of Hammond, Angie and Virgil Jenkins of Albany, Tommy and Ann Riley of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Rev. Louie Tate and Evelyn Bankston Tate.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 28th from 2 pm until 4 pm. A memorial service will be held at 4 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel.


Judy Quinn 

Died January 23, 2016 

Judy Diane Thompson Quinn, age 66, born on March 24, 1949 in Bogalusa, LA, a member of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church, passed away on January 23, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. Judy retired from City Drug after more than 25 years of service.

She is preceded in death by her Father and Mother Eddie and Hazel Thompson and a brother-in-law Charles Varnado.

She is survived by her husband Wallace Quinn of Bogalusa, LA and two children Jason W. Quinn of New Orleans, LA and Lori (Jason Bradly) Harris and one grandson Brendan James Harris of Covington, LA; one sister Wanda Varnado of Bogalusa LA; and numerous loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church on Judy’s behalf.

Visitations will be at Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 5-9pm and again Monday, January 25, 2016 from 8-11am with the services beginning at 11am. She will be laid to rest in Ponemah Cemetery.


Lorena Tynes Crain

November 24, 1920 - January 21, 2016

A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Lorena Olevia Tynes Crain, 95, native of Stateline, Louisiana, returned to her heavenly Father on Thursday, January 21, 2016 after a long and meaningful life. She was married to Lucious Ovede Crain for 51 years, who preceded her in death in 1994.

Our beloved, Lorena, would want to be remembered for her love and devotion to her Savior. She served God and spent over 30 years as a Sunday school teacher at Stateline Missionary Baptist Church. She moved to Baton Rouge for 8 years and joined Parkview Baptist Church. She lived in the Woodlands in Houston, Texas for 4 years and joined The Woodlands Baptist Church. She had a kind and gentle soul and tried to live her life according to the Word of God. She recently said, “I have always been a Christian but have a better understanding of how the Bible applies to my life as I have gotten older”. Lorena also cherished her family and friends and the time spent with them.

She is survived by her only child, Mary Ellen Gowens and her husband, James Gowens; her grandson, Joseph Crain; her granddaughter, Elona Crain Sharbaugh and her husband, Kyle Sharbaugh; her great-grandchildren, Olevia and Alyssa Sharbaugh; her sister, Doris Tynes; and her brother, Loyd Tynes. 

Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Stateline Missionary Baptist Church, 31384 Highway 62, Angie, Louisiana 70426. Services will follow at 2:00 pm in the church. 


Wilkie E. Bell

December 24, 1930 - January 16, 2016

Sister Wilkie E. Bell was born December 24, 1930 to the late Altono Bickham and Mern Bickham. She departed her life surrounded by family at Our Lady of the Angel’s on January 16, 2016. 

She leaves to cherish her memories, three sisters who she loved dearly, Mixcine Bell, Alma (Reginald) Ratliff, Florine Bickham all of Angie, LA; three sisters-in-law, Elois Bickham of Angie, LA, Viola Youngblood of Brown Bay, MS, Nancy (RI) Bell of Dexter, MS; one brother, Melvin Bickham of Angie, LA; five grandchildren, Lorriane (Ronnell) Sartin, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA, Shannon Flot of Bogalusa, Niekalus Flot of Slidell, LA, Keyvis Smith of Baton Rouge, LA, Bianca Lewis of Hattiesburg, MS; two great grandchildren, O’Lando Bell of Baton Rouge, LA and LaRaybeun (Chris) Bell of Bogalusa, LA; eleven great great grandchildren and special friends, host of nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt Bell, Sr.; parents, Altona Bikcham and Mern Bickham; three sons, Milton Bell, Dewitt Bell, Jr., Samp Bell, Jr.; one daughter, Mae Hazel Bell; one sister, Charlene Bickham; one brother, James Bickham; a special friend, Robert Buckley; one child; one grandson, Damarqus Bell, and Jermaine Bell; Brother-in-laws and Sisters-in-law. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22,2016 from 2:00PM - 6:00PM


Rose Mary Dyson Barnes

November 15, 1966 - January 16, 2016

On Saturday, January 16, 2016 an angel came from Heaven and said Rose it’s your time, with tears and sadness she looked and said ok Lord I’m coming and in a blink of an eye she was gone. May the life I live speak for me! 

Rose was born November 15, 1966 to the late Calvin Dyson, Sr. and the late Gienell Dyson. 

Rose accepted Christ in her life at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. Amel Quillen, Sr. of James Chapel C.O.G.I.C. where she was a faithful member to the choir. She later moved her membership to Union Chapel A.M.E. church under the leadership of Rev. Sherman Berry. 

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Jennifer Dyson and Joyce Dyson (Jamiel Jones); two sons, Dexter Dyson (Melissa Landry) and Terrence Dyson; one sister, Angelia Gordon (Arnold Gordon); seven grandkids, Aiden Dyson, Xavier Dyson, Armoni Dyson and Kemoreon Dyson and Thomas Ransom, Angel Ransom and Isbel Ransom; seven nieces and nephews; five aunts, Jeanette Jackson, Beckadine Brumfield, Frankie Brumfield, Helen Burris, and Viola Jackson; six uncles, Leon Brumfield, Earl (Betty) Brumfield, Willis Brumfield, Billy Brumfield, and late Rafus Brumfield and late Oscar Brumfield; a special friend to her heart, Jerry Barnes; spiritual sons, Keri McGowan, Demarqus Bickham, Percy Ricks, Jr., Steve Travis, Ethan Boone, Justin Roberts, Walter Ricks, Spiritual Brother, Percy Ricks, Sr. and a host of cousins and friends. 

Funeral Service will be Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:00AM at Union Chapel A.M.E. Church; with Rev. Sherman Berry Pastor Officiating.


Bobbie Jean Carter 

March 7, 1935 - January 21, 2016 

Bobbie Jean Carter, age 80, born on March 7, 1935 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Capdeboscq and Tammy (Terry) Stewart; five grandchildren, Chris (Denise) Fontenot, Niki Capdeboscq (Trevor) Bowman, Carter Stewart, Meranda Stewart (Justin) Croul and Hannah (Mike) Wells; six great-grandchildren, Luke Fontenot, Alex Fontenot, Keagan Saucier, McKenna Wells, Ayden Stewart and Emma Croul; sister, Carolyn Fisher (Lee A.) Hunt; sister-in-law, Mattie Lou Burton; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Beth Bankston, Susan Anderson and Family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeppy Carter, Jr.; her parents, Oca Fisher and Edna Stafford Fisher; a sister, Jewitte Fisher.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Palestine Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield, Rev. Lee A. Hunt and Rev. Chris Fontenot officiating. Interment to follow at Emmanual Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at Alexander Developmental Services, Attn: Wanda Smith, 1093 Milne Circle, Covington, LA 70435, donations to Jewitte Fisher.


Arzie Mae Foster

January 07, 1942 - January 15, 2016

Arzie Mae Foster, was the only child born to the union of the late Mr. & Mrs. Maxie (Mary Magdalen Morris) Foster on January 7, 1942. She departed this life on January 16, 2016 at 74 years of age. She left this earthly life and transitioned to her eternal period of rest at the Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. 

She leaves to cherish many fond memories, her loving & very dedicated children; Alice Michelle Garrett, & Maxie Vashon Foster both of Bogalusa, LA. She leaves 7 beautiful grandchildren; Adawndra “Tiny” (Kenneth) Pigott-Magee, of Killeen, TX, Shandrika May-Mosquera, and Elvin “Tre” May, III both of Houston, TX, Elvin “El” Pigott, Craig Antwon Jefferson, Kierra Ariel Smoot, and Emily Nicole Garrett all of Bogalusa, LA; 13 great grandchildren; (Elvin Pigott’s children); Malaysia, La`Trevious, Ja`Maren, and Ja`Kyren, (Adawndra’s children); Kenneth Wayne, Jr., and Dre`Quan, (Shandrika’s children); Amethyst and T`Arien, (Tre’s children); Quinavia, Jyrin, Elvinnique, and Trelon, and (Craig Antwon Jefferson’s daughter) Caiden Nehemiah Collins; two great great grandchildren. She leaves her dearest memories to her maternal Peters & Morris 1st cousins,& her paternal Mark & Foster 1st cousins, her very special lifelong friends; Louise Dunn Smith, Ollie Lee Jones, and Ella Mae Adams, a loving and very dedicated Direct Service Worker, Shai Nichols, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Family will receive friends on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 2pm until 5pm at the Crain & Son’s Funeral Home, 809 East 3rd Street, Bogalusa, Louisiana who is charge of arrangements. 

A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 12:30 – 2:30PM followed by funeral service at 2:30 pm at Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Varnado, Louisiana with Pastor, Rev. Terrance August officiating. Internment - will be held in the Robinson Cemetery.


Henry James "Shrimp" Mims

August 20, 1948 - January 16, 2016

Mr. Henry James "Shrimp" Mims Age 67 of Bogalusa, LA departed this life on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA 

He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother; Mrs. Henrietta Hammond of Bogalusa, LA; four daughters, Akela Butler of New Orleans, LA, Kelli Robinson of Waterton, NY, Hailey Mims of Bogalusa, LA and Whitney Robinson of Crowley, LA; one sister, Debra (Lee) Henry of Bogalusa, LA; two grandsons, Tyrie Peters of Bogalusa, LA and Kelson Osby of Watertown, NY; two nephews, Cedric Hammond of Houston, TX and Delvin (Kandra) Harry of Lacombe, LA; a special devoted friend, Glenda Young - Bogalusa, LA; special friends, Jerome Taylor, Jessie Thomas, Robert Hicks of Bogalusa, LA and Larry Gibson of Los Angeles, CA and a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. 

Henry was preceded in death by his father, James Mims; his sister, Mozella Hammond; his brother, Charles Hammond; grandparents, Dave and Viola Mims; special cousin, Beverly Timmons and a close friend, Melvin Torrence. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the chapel of Crain & Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa, La from 2:00PM until 6:00 PM. 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Crain and Sons Funeral Home at 1:00PM. Rev. Theodore Newman, Officiating. Interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain & Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA in charge of arrangements. Bogalusa, LA.


Rocky Runyan Owens 

October 7, 1953 - January 16, 2016 

Brother Rocky R. Owens, Sr., was born on October 7, 1953 in Tylertown, Mississippi to the late Arvene and Ruby Owens. He departed this life on January 15, 2016 at the age of 62.

Brother Owens joined Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age and was baptized by the hands of Rev. Biase and remained a member until his death.

Rocky graduated from Wesley Ray High School in 1972. He was employed with Diamond Offshore Drilling until his health fell in 2004.

He leaves to cherish his memory three children: Zachary (Marilyn) Harry of San Diego, CA, Tiffany Owens and Rocky R. Owens Jr. of Angie, LA; six grandkid: Robert Collins of San Diego, CA, Rachel Harry of Charleston, SC, Ruby Harry of San Diego, CA, Zachary Harry Jr.of San Diego, CA, Zaydien Owens of Franklinton, LA and Darion Harry of Angie, LA; siblings: Verna Dean (Donald) Gaspard of New Orleans, LA, Ray Vell (Helen) Lewis of Slidell, LA, Eldora (Lenzie) Martin of Detroit, MI, Linda Faye and Ray Owens of Bogalusa, LA, Rene (Erin) Owens of Bogalusa, LA and Robert Owens of Columbia, MS; aunts: Ruth Allen of St. Rose, LA, Verene W. R. (Silous) Peters of Angie, LA, Linda Peters of New Orleans,LA and Willie Faye Owens of Hammond, LA, Goddaughter, Stephanie Gaspard of New Orleans, LA and Godson, Keven Johnson of Angie, LA, also a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Service Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Dexter, MS Reverend Reginald Russell officiating.


Judy Diane Sheridan

July 28, 1947 - January 19, 2016

Judy Diane Sheridan born July 28, 1947 passed away at her residence on January 19, 2016 at the age of 68. She was a born in Bogalusa and resided in Bush, La. Judy was also a member of the Bush United Methodist Church. She was a Minute Clerk for the St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Courts where she served 20 years of service.

She was a beloved mother and grandmother leaving behind a son, Darren Blackmon and his fiancee Andrea, two grandchildren, Abigail Blackmon and Kristin Blackmon and other extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Helen Williams Sheridan.

Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home Saturday January 23, 2016 beginning at 11:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Carl Wood and Rev. Bill Moon will conduct the religious services. The interment will follow in the Grantham Cemetery in Bush, La.


Etha Lavada Bryant

November 15, 1914 - January 19, 2016

Etha Lavada Bryant age 101 passed away on Jan. 19, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La. She is survived by one son Tom Lewis who lives in Kentucky. Two daughters Helen L. Stewart of Bogalusa La and Ann james of Leesburg Fla. Five grandchildren and a special friend Donna Martin. 

Her wishes were to be cremated and no memorial service is planned. 


Achille E. Bougere 

January 5, 1921 - January 18, 2016 

Achille E. Bougere, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 95, born on January 5, 1921 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.

He was a WWII Veteran and served in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernell Bougere; and his parents, Edward Bougere and Mary Margaret McReynolds Bougere.

He is survived by two daughters, Jill Stogner (Tillman) of Bogalusa, LA and Susan Wright (John) of Winter Garden, FL; one son, Alan Bougere (Missy Rowley) of Hattiesburg, MS; eleven grandchildren, Mark Richardson, Todd Richardson, David (Nanami) Grevemberg, Sarah Bienvenu, Mathieu Bougere, Elizabeth Bougere, Stephen (Sarah) Stogner, Scott (Paula) Stogner, Adam Wright, Aaron Wright and Amanda Wright; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Memorial Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Garden of Memories, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Wright officiating and Military Graveside Services by the United States Navy.


Myrtle D. Smith 

August 5, 1924 - January 18, 2016 

Myrtle D. Smith, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 91, born on August 5, 1924 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Smith Glass; one grandson, Patrick Blair Glass.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William S, Smith, Jr.; her parents, Joseph G. Davis and Viola Bush Davis; a daughter, Patricia Smith Evans; and one brother, Jules Davis.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.


Myrtle Lee Seal

February 12, 1931 - January 18, 2016

Myrtle Lee Seal age 84 passed away January 18, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa La. She was a member of Union Heritage Baptist Church. 

She is survived by one son Reginald Richard Seal of Angie La. Two daughters Delaine Seal Green of Bogalusa La. And Debbie Galloway of Angie La. One sister Earline Adams of Bogalusa La. Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Milton "Bear" Seal, parents Benjamine and Evie Knight , six brothers and two sisters. 

Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time for services at 12 noon. 

Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery and Rev. David Easterling and Rev. Joseph Porter will officiate. 


Lenora D. Mullins 

March 24, 1939 - January 14, 2016 

Lenora D. Mullins, 76, resident of Baton Rouge and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Baton Rouge.

Lenora is survived by a daughter Gwen (Wayne) O'Quin of Baton Rouge, LA; two sons John (Hope) Mullins of Estherwood, LA and William A. (Marsha) Mullins, Jr. of New Iberia, LA; two sisters Jewelean (James) Hemphill of Bogalusa, LA and Emogene (Sonny) Gill of Ponchatoula, LA; six grandchildren Michelle Gehling, Katie Lynn Mullins, Joshua Allen Mullins, Jonathan Taylor Mullins, Matthew Wesley Mullins, Tristan Eve Mullins; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Maggie Dykes, a son Stephen B. Mullins, and two half brothers William Mohon and Tommy Mohon.

Visitation will be Monday, January 18, 2016 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 until the funeral service at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Rev. Wesley Quave will officiate the service and interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.


V. L. Bridges

October 11, 1933 - January 15, 2016

V. L. BRIDGES, AGE 82 and a resident of Franklinton died early Friday morning January 15, 2016 at his home. He was a native of Prentiss, MS before moving with his new wife to Franklinton, LA to work at the newly established Southern Natural Gas, where he worked for over 40 years before retiring as the Assistant Superintendent of the Franklinton Division. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era during which time he was an artillery gunner on a demonstration team at Fort Bragg. V.L. was a proud veteran and was an active member of the Homer Magee Post 113 of the American Legion. He enjoyed sports, especially baseball, while also volunteering to coach Little League for many years.

He was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton, where he sang in the Sanctuary Choir then later as a member of the Senior Singers. V.L. was a deacon of his church for 35 years before currently serving as Deacon Emeritus. He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing and recently liked looking out behind his home at the frequent wildlife nearby. V.L. was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather, and he had a special place in his heart for babies and his youngest new family members.

Survived by:  Wife of 61 years: Delora Davis Bridges of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Malinda and Danny Harris, Patricia and Jon Gonzales all of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Dana Harris, Christina Bullock both of Franklinton, Daniel and Mandy Harris of Foxworth, MS, Leighton and Danielle Gonzales of Franklinton, Haylie and Ray McCarrol of Albany, Hanna Gonzales of Franklinton; Great-grandchildren: Autumn Bullock, Natalee Harris, Logan Gonzales, Lana Gonzales, Lora Gonzales, Brenton McCarroll; Step-great-grandchildren: Haley Haddox, Hunter Haddox, Presley Haddox; An expected great-grandson Parker Harris and an additional expected great-grandchild; Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil L. Bridges and Minnie Smith Bridges, twin infant grandsons and an infant granddaughter Loren Marion Marie Gonzales, 7 brothers, 2 sisters and his father in law and mother in law Edgar E. Davis and Malinda Davis.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 17th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.


Sarah Theresa Mixon 

July 9, 1939 - January 15, 2016 

Sarah Theresa Mixon, age 76, born on July 9, 1939 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.

She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church; and nursed for Dr. Waldrup and Dr. Singleton and the Bogalusa Community Medical Center.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Mixon Temples and Theresa Mixon Miller; one son, Charles Joseph “ Joey” Mixon all of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Catherine Perricone (David Martin) of Auburn, AL and Eileen Weber (Tony) of Gonzales, LA; five grandchildren, Blaise Miller, Alexis Temples, Ashley Temples, Ty Temples and Addison Temples; and one great-grandchild, Raeana Williams.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. “Chuck” Mixon; and her parents, Joseph Perricone and Rosa Powe Perricone.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Father Patrick Collum officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.


Delores Laurent Manning

July 26, 1940 - January 06, 2016

Mrs. Delores Laurent Manning humbly gave a silent sigh and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the age of 75. She was a resident of Palo Alto, CA and a former resident of Bogalusa, LA. 

Delores was a member of Second Baptist Church for 21 years in California. 

She was President of the Benevolent, a member of the Women’s Ministry at Second Baptist. 

Delores leaves to cherish her memories, a sister, Precious Tillman of Bogalusa; two brothers, Emmitt (Gina) Laurent of Upper Marlboro, M.D. Louis (Audryes) Laurent of Dallas, TX; special cousin, Louise Gossett of Los Angles California and a loving sister-in-law, Rose Bulter; Her Long Time friends of California, Marge Jackson, Annie Lee Chatman, and Venice Stewart. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Geneva & Emmet Laurent Sr.; a loving husband, Clyde Manning Tillman, one brother, Earnest Laurent Jr. and one nephew, Sterling Laurent. 

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church 1112 Ann Street Bogalusa, LA 70427 at 11:00AM with Rev. Stanley Nathaniel – Pastor and Rev. Louis Laurent Officiating. Interment – Sweet Home Cemetery in Franklinton, LA. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.


Dale McIntyre

October 2, 1956 - January 13, 2016

DALE EUGENE McINTYRE, AGE 59 and a resident of Bolivar died at 2:40 am Wednesday January 13, 2016 at his home. He was born Tuesday October 2, 1956 in Tylertown, MS. Dale was a 30 year million-plus miles accident free truck driver for Bates Trucking, Frazier Trucking and he finished his career driving for Bracey’s Nursery. He was the Poppa to Emmie and Charley McIntyre.

Survived by:  His Wife: Margaret Statham McIntyre and Son and Spouse Mikey and Ellie McIntyre; His Children: Laura and D.J. McIntyre along with their mother Belinda; Brother and Spouse: Bobby and Lenora McIntyre; Sister: Judith M. Bergman; Brothers: Aaron, Dudley and Troy McIntyre; Nieces and Spouses: Jodi and J.B. Brooks, LeeAnn and Nick Stephan; Nephews and a Spouse: Coy and Dana McIntyre, Cory Landry, Winston McIntyre; 3 Great-nieces and 2 Great-nephews; 3 Brothers of the heart: Carl Womack, Charles Womack, Casey Womack

He was preceded in death by his parents C. Armette McIntyre and Frances Tate McIntyre, father in law and mother in law Charles Statham and Mary Creel Statham and brothers Aubrey McIntyre and Darrell McIntyre.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 15th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ernest Peters officiating. Burial will follow in the Statham Cemetery. 


Mary Theresa Green

January 12, 2016

Memorial Services for Mary Theresa Green, age 84, of Bogalusa, LA who passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 will be held at a later date.

Services are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home. 

A native of Bogalusa, LA, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister. Theresa was a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years and a member of the Superior Avenue Baptist Church. She spent much of her time at Resthaven Nursing Home visiting, playing the piano and singing with the residents. She was always ready to volunteer no matter the job. Theresa was very devoted to God and her family.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of over 62 loving years, Oscar Alex Green, Jr; parents, Charles Williams and Miriam LaMurray and a sister, Shirley Morris.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Stanley David Green, Doug Green; daughter, Donna Lynn Mohon; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Hazel West and many other loved ones.


Steven Ray Myers

May 14, 1947 - January 8, 2016

Steven Ray Myers, age 68 of Bush, LA died on Friday, January 08, 2016, at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in Jefferson, LA. Born, Wednesday, May 14, 1947 in Freeport, IL to James Arthur Myers and Georgia Marion Myers.

Survived by his Wife - Carol Wingfield Myers, Daughter - Stephanie "Stevie" Myers Ballow (David), Son - James Daymon Scott Myers (Summer), Granddaughters - Kaylie Ballow, Saigel Myers, and Larkin Myers, Sister - Vivian Curley (David), and Brother - James Myers (LeAnne). 

He was predeceased by his Parents. 

Steven was a member of Bush United Methodist Church.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bush United Methodist Church, 81306 Hwy 41, Bush, LA 70431.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121-4106 (www.cancer.org/Involved).

E.J. Fielding Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. 


Harvey Bienvenu, Sr.

December 15, 1930 - January 12, 2016

HARVEY JOSEPH BIENVENU, SR., AGE 85 and a resident of the Clifton Community died at 4:20 am Tuesday January 12, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa. He was a former radar technician in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Harvey was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a longtime successful dairyman. He was the founder of the Franklinton Dairy Supply and was instrumental in the formation of the Franklinton Country Club and Franklinton Long-Range Skeet Club. Harvey enjoyed deer hunting and quail hunting at many places across the country including his favorite areas in Colorado. He enjoyed dancing and having a good time with his family and friends.

Survived by:  4 Sons and Daughters in law: Harvey Joseph Bienvenu, Jr. and Missy Bienvenu, John David Bienvenu and Joyce Bienvenu all of Franklinton, Paul Anthony Bienvenu and Dana Bienvenu, Michael Allen Bienvenu and Lynn Bienvenu all of Denham Springs; 3 Daughters: Staci Ann Bienvenu of Tallahassee, FL, Emily Joan Bienvenu of Orlando, FL, Kristen Marie Sorrell of Bogalusa; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Grace McQuary, Andy Bienvenu, Matthew Bienvenu, Jo Anna Qazaqzeh, Blandon Sorrell, Jr. and Amber Sorrell, Daniel Sorrell, Casey and Chad Cothern, Blaine Bienvenu, Brooke Bienvenu, Taylor and Drew Ammons, 6 Great-grandchildren: Barrett Sorrell, Aiden Ammons, Layla Qazaqzeh, Mary Kate Richardson, Abbigail Cothern, Anna Bella CothernAlso numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jo Ann Shedd Bienvenu, his parents Henry J. Bienvenu and Emily Schexnayder Bienvenu, very recently by son in law Blandon Sorrell, daughter in law Stephanie Miller Bienvenu, grandsons John Joseph Sumrall and Wayne Shoemaker, III, great-granddaughter Callie Shoemaker, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 14th from 5 pm until 7 pm. Visitation will continue at 9:30 am Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am Friday in the church with Father Peter Hammett officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.


Gertrude Bryant

April 18, 1947 - January 8, 2016

GERTRUDE BARBER BRYANT, AGE 69 and a resident of Tylertown died at 9:00 pm Friday January 8, 2015 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. Sister Gertie was a longtime active member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church. She truly loved her church and worked for many years in the church kitchen helping to prepare meals for her large beloved church family. Sister Gertie was also a beautician for many of her friends and family throughout the area. She was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother that cherished all the time spent with her family.

Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Mitchell and Lynette Bryant of Tylertown; Daughter and Son in law: Miranda and Timothy Brady of Tylertown; 8 Grandchildren: Lindsey, Lydia, Lana, Lauren and Lissa Bryant, Jay, Mariah and Benson Brady; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Ella Rose and Ellis Sawyer of Lucedale, MS, Odeal Gaines, Patricia and Glenis Thomas all of Franklinton, Carolyn and Jimmy Jenkins of Tylertown; Brother and Sister in law: Larry and Janice Barber of Franklinton; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Louise Dedon of Franklinton, Levie Jane and Richard Graham of Kokomo, MS, Mae Lee Simmons of Dexter, Paul Bryant of Franklinton, Joe and Cindy Bryant of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Silas J. Bryant, her parents Tincie Barber and Nova Booty Barber, granddaughter Joanna Bryant, sisters Leatrice Williams, Bonnie Sawyer, brothers Eugene Barber, Jerry Barber, Zeke Barber and Grover Dedon and a niece Kira Brock.

Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Church Sunday January 10th from 5 pm until 10 pm. Visitation will continue at the church Monday from 9 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Rev. Jerry Cox, Rev. Rusty Barber and Rev. Timothy Brady officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers: Darryl Barber, Chance Johnson, David Bryant, Chad Bryant, Kelvin Thomas, Byron Graham

Honorary Pallbearer is Wayne Gaines


Fitzhugh O. Stafford

November 11, 1922 - January 6, 2016

FITZHUGH O. STAFFORD, age 93 and a resident of Franklinton passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and he was also an inactive deacon at Trinity. He was a World War II Veteran, he volunteered at Riverside Medical Center for 15 years. He was retired from Bell South with 33 years of service.

Survived by:  Wife of 68 years: Charline Pettitt Stafford of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and sons in law: Patricia and Jim Pope of Walker, June and Leslie Gross of Ethel; 4 Grandchildren: Jenny Guerin, Stephanie Miller, Ernest Pope, Amanda Wintz; 7 Great grandchildren; 1 Brother and sister in law: James and Erma Pettitt; Also numerous nieces and nephews

Visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home after 10 AM Friday, January 8, 2016 until time of funeral service at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Gay and Rev. Walter Mixon officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ernest Pope, Keith Stafford, Brandon Miller, Steve Wintz, Kip Guerin, David Passman

Family wishes to thank Dr. E. Kyle Magee and his staff and the staff at Riverside Medical Center for the care and concern given to Mr. Stafford.


Eirvin Lightell, Jr.

October 07, 1957 - January 04, 2016

Eirvin Lightell, Jr. was born on October 7, 1957 in New Orleans, LA to Mr. Eirvin, Sr. and Mrs. Leona Lightell and; and later moved to Bogalusa, LA. He departed this life on Monday, January 4, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA. He was 58 years old. 

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Christine Lightell of New Orleans, LA; three children, Donnicka (Kenneth) Pritchett, Sollecia Chase, and Jermaine (LaShawn) Ellis of New Orleans, LA; his parents, Ervin,Sr. and Leona Lightell both of Bogalusa, LA; two sisters, Shelia Lightell May of Bogalusa, LA, and Edith Lightell of Lake Charles, LA; two brothers, Bruce, and Leonard Lightell both of Bogalusa, LA; six grandchildren, Devon Rhinerhart, Derrick Rhinehart, Da’Bryant Rhinehart, De’Arie Cheffen, Trezshure Davis, and Trenton Ellis all of New Orleans, LA; grandmother- in- law, Trinity Ellis of New Orleans, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Lightell. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2016 from 8:00 - 10:00AM followed by the funeral service begging at 10:00AM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.


Roosevelt Lafort, Sr.

January 5, 2016

Roosevelt F. Lafort, Sr. 82, a native of Cut Off and resident of Bush passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, January 8, 20-16 from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow in Cheramie Cemetery.

He is survived by his son, Roosevelt F. Lafort, Jr.; daughters, Sylvia Lefort, Cynthia Watts (Barry), Annette Lafort; sister, Rita Marie Rousse; ½ sister, Clarice Danos; grandchildren, Dawn Thomassie (Nathan), Sandy Cross (Brad), Lisa Freeman (Andy), Patricia Thomas (Cole), Nikita Fillinich (Zack), Jessie Joseph Gonzales, Jr., Natasha Gonzales, Brian J. Lafort and 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clemence G. "Bodo" Lafort; parents, Alcee, Sr. and Lelia Lafort; brother, Alcee Lafort, Jr.; sister, Mae Lafort; grandchild, Nadine Gonzales.

Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Edith Bahm Rodriguez

September 18, 1942 - January 5, 2016

EDITH BAHM RODRIGUEZ, AGE 73 and a resident of Folsom died before 8 pm Tuesday January 5, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was an insurance agent for Security Insurance for the last 11 years. Edith, alongside her family, was the owner/operator of the Rocking Horse Saloon in Folsom for over 20 years. She cared deeply for her family and enjoyed all the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survived by:  Daughter and Son in law: Suzanne and Joey Addison of Folsom, 4 Grandchildren: Joey Addison, Jr. of Isabel, Jody Addison of Covington, Rebecca Addison, John Addison both of Folsom; 3 Great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Natalie, and Jasmine; Sister and Brother in law: Frances and Gill Temple of Arkansas; Nephew and Spouse: Richard and Debbie Alford of Pennsylvania; Also numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy J. Rodriguez and her parents Frank Bahm and Inez Bateman Bahm.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday January 9th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery. 


Anita Lott Ragusa

August 16, 1932 - January 1, 2016

ANITA LOTT RAGUSA, AGE 83 and a resident of Independence died at 10:06 am Friday January 1, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. She loved her church Millville Baptist Church in Ponchatoula and her church family. Anita loved cooking for and hosting her family and friends and also really adored her grandchildren.

Survived by: 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Gaye Clary Hester and David Hester, Kay and George Chittenden all of Hammond; 2 Sons: Sonny Clary of Independence, Clay Clary of Hattiesburg, MS; Grandchildren: Clayt Clary, Cliff Clary, Carley Clary, Tony Rushing, Melinda White, Jesse Hester, Gabriel Hester, Jonathan Hester; Great-grandchildren: Blair Bouillette, Asher Clary, Katie Rushing, Dylan Rushing, Brandon Rushing, Abby Clary; Sister: Yvonne Martin of Dexter, MS

She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Ragusa, parents Rueben Reed Lott and Lena Ginn Lott, sisters Nadine Rogers and Jean Crain and brothers Harold Lott and Ronald Lott.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 12 pm Saturday January 9th at Carson Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Josh Day officiating. 


Janie Sue Turnage

May 21, 1950 - January 4, 2016

JANIE SUE TURNAGE, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died at 1:26 pm Monday January 4, 2016 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Covington. She attended Jesus Name Holiness Church in Sheridan and really cared for her church family. Janie was a former seamstress at Rutter Rex that liked riding around town and anywhere she could travel to. She was always a loving mother that cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and family.

Survived by: 2 Daughters: Glenda Smith of Franklinton, Lenda Smith of Hammond; Special Friend and Longtime Companion: Norris Bourgeois of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Judy Anderson, Daniel Keating, Cody Stricklan; 3 Great-grandchildren: Kadence Gros, Emmasue Keating, Nyjah Stricklan; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Wayne and Kathleen Turnage of Foxworth, MS, Julius Turnage of Pine, Jimmie and Christy Turnage of Franklinton, Douglas and Krystal Turnage of Angie; Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 7th from 5 pm until 10 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles Ray Creel officiating. Burial will follow in the Turnage Chapel Cemetery near Kokomo, MS.

Pallbearers: Norris Bourgeois, Daniel Keating, Cody Stricklan, James Boyce, Shelly Turnage, Dewayne Turnage


Eld. Rodney Graham

May 23, 1947 - January 4, 2016

ELD. RODNEY LAWSON GRAHAM, AGE 68 and a resident of Kentwood died at 11:30 am Monday January 4, 2016 at his home. He surrendered to the Lord’s ministry in 1984 and was the pastor of several churches throughout the area for the last 31 years. Bro. Graham was currently the pastor of Oral Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and New Stateline Missionary Baptist Church. Before serving his Lord, he served his country as a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Bro. Graham was also a welder for over 45 years and he enjoyed collecting all types of model tractors. 

And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. (2nd Chronicles 14:11)

Survived by:  Wife of 45 years: Wilkie Travis Graham of Kentwood; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Rod and Dana Graham, Travis and Meagan Graham all of Kentwood; Daughter: Kimberly Graham of Kentwood; 4 Grandchildren: Bryce Graham, Leah Graham, Mallory Graham, Lawson Graham; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Allen and Katherine Graham of Ridgeland, MS, Randall and Tommie Jo Graham of Independence; Sister: Cecile Graham of Kentwood; Also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers in law and sisters in law.

Visitation will be Wednesday January 6th at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at the church Thursday from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Eld. Everette Broome, Eld. Duane Ball, Eld. Mark Hobgood, Eld. Douglas Graham, and Eld. Brent King officiating with Eld. Billy Reyer providing special music. Burial will follow in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Matt Travis, Roger W. Carter, Russ Carter, Dennis Blades, Carey Graham, Wayne Simpson

Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons Bryce Graham and Lawson Graham along with his colleagues and friends, the many pastors of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Association. 

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 20161 Hwy. 1057, Kentwood, LA 70444.


Pauline Rose Wheat 

September 2, 1944 - December 29, 2015 

Pauline Rose Wheat, age 71, born on September 2, 1944, a resident of Crossroads, MS, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, MS.

She is survived by her loving husband, William Eugene Wheat of Crossroads, MS; one son, James Lloyd Jenkins of Bush, LA; one sister, Carol Dessens of Metairie, LA; two grandchildren, Stefany Elaine Jenkins and Jamie Nicole Jenkins; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Albert Held; her mother, Emma Dell Held Montet; her step-father, Milton Montet; and a brother, Lloyd Held.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M.


Lavetta Magee Brumfield

July 01, 1964 - December 27, 2015

On July, 1964, Lavetta Magee Brumfield was born to the late Jeanette Dawson and Charles Ray Brumfield. She departed this life, Sunday December 27,2015. 

Lavetta joined Greater Bogalusa Full Gospel Church under the leadership of Pastor Jerry Newton, where she remained until her death. 

Lavetta leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Albert Brumfield of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Ladedra (Clarence) Abrams of Franklinton, LA, Sharon (Carl) Chambers of Milwaukee, WS, Toni Blackburn of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Javon Magee of Bogalusa, LA, Donnie (Tonya) Brumfield, Terrell (Cheryl) Brumfield both of Franklinton, LA; three aunts, Barbra Magee, Sherly Anthony, and Phyllis Owns; four uncles, Gary Magee, Robert Magee, Donald Ray Magee, and Roy Magee; a devoted friend, Alexander Allen; a host of other relatives, and friends. 

Visitation will be on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa. 

Funeral service will be at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Greater Bogalusa Full Gospel Church 814 Union Avenue Bogalusa, Louisiana 70427 with Pastor Jerry L. Newton, Sr.~ Officiating. Interment will be at the Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 


Mae Bell Brumfield

November 11, 1936 - January 01, 2016

Sis. Mae Bell Barker Brumfield passed away on January 1, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. 

She was a faithful member of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church until her health began to fail. She was a member of the senior choir, senior mission, Sunday School Class #III and pastor aid. 

She leaves to cherish her memories three children; Shirley Gatlin of Franklinton, LA, Priscilla (Caral George) Lewis of Lewis Brooklyn, NY, and Cardell (Teresa) Brumfield of Slidell, LA; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Flossie Barker of Franklinton, LA, Freddie (Chester) Carmichael of Cameria Height NY, and Patricia (Calvin) Foster of Brooklyn, NY; three sisters in laws, Florence Baker and Gerealdean Baker both of Franklinton, LA, Dorothy Brumfield of Kentwood, LA; two brother in laws, Thomas Brumfield of Kentwood, LA, and Percy Brumfield of Biloxi, MS, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 2:00-7:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton. 

Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00PM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Causey, Sr. – Pastor Officiating. Internment- Mt. Moriah Cemetery.


Blandon Edward Sorrell 

December 29, 2961 - January 4, 2016 

Blandon Edward Sorrell, age 54, born on December 29, 1961, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.

He was a Veteran and served in the United States Marines.

He is survived by his wife, Kristen Bienvenu Sorrell of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Blandon Edward “B.B.” Sorrell, II (Amber) and Daniel Owen Sorrell both of Bogalusa, LA; one step-daughter, Joanna Qazaqzeh of Bogalusa, LA; his mother, Sedonia Owens Sorrell of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers, Durwin Sorrell of Varnado, LA and Collin Sorrell of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren, Layla Qazaqzeh and Barrett Sorrell.

He is preceded in death by a step-son – John Joseph “Jody” Sumrall.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment to follow at Seal Cemetery in Angie, LA with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.


David K Brown 

August 16, 1958 - January 1, 2016

David K. Brown, age 57, died January 1, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.


Lura Pounds

September 11, 1958 - January 2, 2016

Lura B. Pounds born September 11, 1958 passed away at her residence January 2, 2016 at the age of 57. She was a teller in Banking at First State Bank and Hibernia Bank. She was also a member at Superior Baptist Church.

She was a devoted mother and leaves behind two sons, T.W. Pounds and his wife Brandi of Bogalusa and Lance Pounds of Jarreau, La. a brother, David Bonaventure of New Jersey, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, Berthold and Lois Harris Bonaventure, three brothers, Joey Bonaventure, Jimmy Bonaventure and Donald Bonaventure.

A private service will be held at a later date with her resting place at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lakeland, La.


Janice Sticker

November 11, 1938 - January 1, 2016

Janice Sticker born November 11, 1938 passed away at her residence on January 1, 2016 at the age 77. She was a native of Bogalusa and a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

She was a beloved wife and mother and grandmother. She leaves behind her husband, Daniel B Sticker of Bush, two sons, Jerry Paul Miller Jr. and his wife Nancy of Madisonville, La. and Bradley Allen Sticker and his wife Leann of Kolis, La., two brothers, Leslie Wendell Sumrall of Biloxi, MS. and Jerry Sumrall and his wife Brenda Wallace, of Bush, four grandchildren, Jerry "Jay" Paul Miller III, Alan Levi Sticker, Patrick Thomas Miller and Jackson Curtis Miller, two great-grandchildren, Elias Miller and Aliana Miller and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leslie Levi and Allie Mae Jordan Sumrall, her first husband, Jerry Paul Miller Sr., and a sister-in-law, Marylin Sumrall.

Visitation will begin on Saturday January 2, 2016 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Sunday January 3, 2016 after 1:00 P.M. until service at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Matt Smith will officiate the services and the interment will follow at the Acey's Creek Cemetery located in the Pine, La. Community.