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Elmer D. "Donnie" Varnado, Jr.
BORN: June 18, 1958
DIED: February 27, 2015
Elmer "Donnie" Varnado Jr. age 56 passed away passed away Feb. 27, 2015 at Ochsner's North Shore in Slidell La. He was a resident of Bogalusa and a US Army veteran serving in the first Gulf War.
He is survived by one son Casey Donell Varnado of Madisonville La. Two step sons John P. Brooks Sr. of Franklinton La., and Alcus Wayne Brooks of Slidell La. One daughter Dominique Rochelle Stroup of Lafayette La. One step daughter Billie Faye Brooks of Bogalusa La. One brother Tony Varnado of Bogalusa La. One sister Beverly Susan Boone of Sumrall Ms. And a step sister Sheila Stogner of Bogalusa La. Eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer D. "Bull" and Marion Varnado Sr.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Monday March 2, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Ponemah Cemetery with military rites conducted by Magic City Post #24 of the American Legion. Rev. Don Thornberg will officiate.

Freddie Fussell Stringfield
(April 14, 1925 - February 27, 2015) 
FREDDIE FUSSELL STRINGFIELD, AGE 89 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:40 AM Friday, February 27, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
She was a member of Fisher United Methodist Church. She worked as a LPN for Riverside Medical Center and the later at Lallie Kemp Hospital. She enjoyed fishing and swimming. She taught swimming lessons to many in her neighborhood. She liked taking care of her yard and her many pets of dogs and cats.
Survived by: Daughter: Linda Stringfield of Franklinton Numerous cousins
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward D. Stringfield, her parents Marvin Fussell and Evie Sylvest Fussell, and 2 brothers Rankin Fussell and Guy Fussell.
Visitation will begin after 9 AM Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Crain Funeral Home with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the chapel with Rev. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kyle Magee, Community Care Hospice, Good Samaritan Nursing Home and Riverside Medical Center for the care shown to their loved one.
Pallbearers: Ben Jones, Robert Stafford, Tim Crowe, Bob Meier, Charles Powell, Ben Lott

Howard Elmo Knight
(February 18, 1947 - February 26, 2015) 
Howard Elmo Knight, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born February 18, 1947 and passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from diabetic complications.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Dorothy and Kirby Thomas.
He is survived by his brothers, Mack (Ruby) Knight of Slidell, LA, and George Michael (Pricilla) Knight of Gautier, MS; three nephews and two nieces.
Elmo was a very giving person and leaves behind many that loved him. If Elmo was your friend, you had a friend for life. Elmo loves six very special friends, which he has had for at least 60 years, Rick Anderson, Henry Vernon, Kent Vernon, Willard Pope, Clifford Pennington and Doug Williams.
Elmo served in the United States Army for 11 years as SP5. He retired from the Washington Parish Correctional Center and was a security guard at North Shore Mall for 15 years. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Bogalusa and a member of Center Masonic Lodge #244 in Bogalusa, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 P.M. The funeral services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Ronnie Chiasson officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
Active Pallbearers will be, Rick Anderson, Henry Vernon, Doug Williams, John Woodward, John Knight and James Knight.
 
Dorothy Williams Pierce
BORN: August 8, 1920
DIED: February 26, 2015
Dorothy Williams Pierce age 94 passed away Feb. 26, 2015 at AMG Hospital in Bogalusa La. She was a resident of Angie La and member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Wilson and Phyllis Starks "Donald" both of Varnado La. Two grandchildren, Donna Simon "Joey"and Trent Starks "Rose" both of Varnado La. And one great granddaughter LeeAnn Prisk of Varnado La.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jesse Pierce, parents James and Ophelia Williams, and numerous brothers and sisters nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday Feb. 28, 2015 at Seal Cemetery in Varnado La. Elder Mark Hobgood will officiate.
 
David Joseph "Horse Doctor" Sanderson
(April 27, 1950 - February 25, 2015) 
David Joseph "Horse Doctor" Sanderson, age 64, born on April 27, 1950 in Marrero, LA, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He will be forever loved and never forgotten... He has left behind his wife of 32 years, Cathy C. Sanderson; three daughters, Jamie Swindler, Kelly Sanderson and Tina Adams; one son, Jeff Sanderson; one sister, Carolyn Perez; eight grandchildren, Jordan Cook, T. J. Swindler, Ava Swindler, Hannah Sanderson, Savannah Sanderson, Ashton Sanderson, Gentry Sanderson and Arabella Adams.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Travis L. Houston officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
He was such a loved and well known man, we all will remember his smart mouth and remarks. "We Love You Daddy".
 
Reba Theresa Adams
(August 28, 1956 - February 24, 2015) 
Reba Theresa Adams, age 58, born on August 28, 1956 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at her residence in Meraux, LA.
She is survived by one daughter, Rebecca Harris; three sisters, Jeanie (Frenchie) Saavedra, Deborah (Armand) Buuck and Donna (Frank) Lewis; one brother, Dominick (Charmaine) Sciortino, Sr.; and nine grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bryan Adams; a daughter, Rachel Ficarra; a son, Salvador Ficarra; her parents, Thomas Sciortino and Reba Bennett Sciortino; a sister, Denise Ferrara; and a brother, Thomas J. Sciortino, Sr.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment to follow at Adams Cemetery.

David Sanderson
(April 27, 1950 - February 25, 2015) 
David Sanderson, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
 
Rufus S. Page, Jr.
(January 24, 1932 - February 22, 2015) 
Rufus S. Page, Jr., a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 83, born on January 24, 1932 in Wiggins, MS, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.  He was a United States WWII Veteran. A member and former Deacon of Highland Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Nell Smith Page; two daughters, April (Patrick) McCabe and Linda Page; four grandchildren, Miles Arsenault, Leyton Page, Madelyn Harris and Zachary Harris,  He is preceded in death by his son, Keith Wayne Page and by his parents, Rufus & Docia Page.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Heddon officiating. Interment will be held at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Barbara Jean Zitzman Holden
(December 13, 1941 - February 22, 2015) 
Barbara Jean Zitzman Holden, age 73, born on December 13, 1941 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Emile Zitzman, Sr. and Antoniette Speer Zitzman.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Holden (David) Franks; two sons, John Eric Holden and Vicky Molero and James Harris Holden; one brother, Emile Zitzman, Jr.; one niece, Darnell Zitzman; five grandchildren, Justin and Mandy Franks, Hanna Rose Holden, Ashley Holden and Eric John Holden; and six great-grandchildren.
 
Lee V. "C.C." Hopkins
(December 31, 1929 - February 19, 2015) 
Lee V. "C.C." Hopkins, age 85, passed away on February 19, 2015 in Mandeville, LA. He retired from Temple Inland after forty-five years of service. He is survived by his daughter, Allison Hopkins Penzato and her husband Russell, and his son, Lee Walter Hopkins and his wife Lori. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Robin Penzato Arnold, Megan Penzato, Ellen Hopkins and Emma Hopkins; three great-grandchildren, Elle, Celie and Luke Arnold; a step-daughter, Janet Fornea Bracey and her husband Carroll; two step-grandchildren Michael Bracey and his wife Jenene, and Joel Bracey; three step-grandchildren, Justin, Nate and Jake Bracey; and his brother-in-law, Joel Allison and wife Joan.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Allison Hopkins, his second wife, Ruth Fornea Hopkins and his sister-in-law, Nelda Allison Thomas.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 23, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Services will be private.
Mr. Hopkins enjoyed having lunch and visiting with his friends at the Washington Parish Council on Aging and would have preferred donations to that organization to further their work in lieu of flowers.
 
Dora Lee Mohon
BORN: December 19, 1939
DIED: February 17, 2015
Dora Lee Davis Mohon, born December 19, 1939, left this earth on February 17, 2015 at St. Tammany Hospital with her loving family by her side.
Warmly known as "Dora the Explorer" to many in the community, she was a devoted leader and advocate for many local organizations in addition to being gainfully employed before retirement. She was a member of the Varnado High School Band Booster Club, Relay for Life, LSU First Aid Unit, Explorer Post 200 Advisor for forty years, Boy Scouts of America, Blue Birds, Red Cross, Washington Parish Fire District #6 board member for fourteen years and many other charitable organizations.
Survived by her husband of 58 years, James C. Mohon, Jr. and 4 children: James Emile (Melissa) Mohon of Varnado, LA, Debra Ruth (Shanon) Travis of Amite, LA., Melissa Ann (Charles) Weintritt of Bogalusa, LA; Allen Wade Mohon of Varnado, LA. Also survived by grandchildren: April, Jennifer, and Christopher Weintritt; Michael Mohon, Matthew Hardy, Cody Brown, Chance Travis, Kortnie (Lance) Bates and special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Chinecy Ruth Easterling Davis and Earl Emile Davis; brothers: Earl Lorance Davis, John Hansel Davis, Hollis Allen Davis and Paul Davis; grandson: Chase Allen Mohon and granddaughter: Teresa Ann Mohon.
Visitation will be held at Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. continuing Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. until services at 2:00 p.m. Internment will follow at Mohon Family Cemetery in Varnado, LA.
 
Victor "Jug" Pierce
BORN: March 13, 1930
DIED: February 18, 2015
Victor "Jug" Pierce born March 13, 1930 passed away February 18, 2015 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital at the age of 84.He was a resident of Sun, La.and was a War Veteran. He attended the Methodist Church in Sun, La.
He is survived by 2 daughters, Teresa Pierce ( Robert ) Watts and Tonya Pierce Pierce Parker both of Sun, La., a son, Dale Pierce ( Tonya ) Pierce of Sun, La., 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by parents, Rondo and Lenora Talley Pierce, his wife, Marylyn "Pug" Pierce, a daughter, Brenda Pierce, 2 brothers , Ruble Pierce and Everett "Nig" Pierce, and a great-great grandson, Byron Cade "Bubba" Beaudette
Visitation will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning Sunday February 22,2015 starting at 5 PM until 10 PM and resume after 8 AM Monday February 23, 2015 until service time at 2 PM. After religious services the interment will follow in the Jewell Pierce Cemetery in Sun, La.
 
Larry Lavell Beall
BORN: April 16, 1948
DIED: February 17, 2015
Larry Lavelle Beall age 66 passed away Feb. 17, 2015 at his residence near Franklinton La. He is survived by one son, Michael John Beall "Cammie" of Bogalusa La. One daughter Heather Warner of Pine La. Brothers Samuel Beall of Gonzalas La., Grady Beall of Pine La, Leonard Beall of Kentucky. One sister Cloyce Crain of Pine La. Two grandchildren, Brook Beall and Lanie Warner.
He is preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Beall, parents Nathaniel and Ruth Beall, and a brother Jerry Beall.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday Feb.20, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Sones Chapel Church Cemetery.
 
Edward Dale Emmons, Sr.
(November 12, 1935 - February 15, 2015) 
Edward Dale Emmons, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 79, born on November 12, 1935 in Newton, MS, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Good Samaritans Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA.  He was a United States Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia R. Emmons; two daughters, Tammy Thomas and Karen (Steve) Miley; one son, Dale (Amy) Emmons; two sisters, Christine Herd and Marion Davis; seven grandchildren, Lindsey Thomas, Andrew Thomas, Emily Thomas, Christopher (Siera) Emmons, Logan Emmons, Kyle Miley, and Kalli (Daniel) Ricau; two great-grandchildren, Miley Grace Ricau and Ellie Kate Ricau.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Isom N. Emmons and Myrtle Goolsby Emmons.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Myrtle Lee McKenzie Singley
(October 25, 1925 - February 15, 2015) 
MYRTLE LEE McKENZIE SINGLEY, AGE 89 and a resident of Angie died at 11:38 AM Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Bogalusa.  She was a member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and sons in law: Gloria and Jimmy Turner; Shirley and Paul Scott all of Pine; 5 Grandchildren and spouses: Dennis Ingram, Sr. and Amy, Eric Ingram and Tammy Michael Todd Lang, Matthew Lang and Makena, Anna Rose Turner; 19 Great Grandchildren: Dennis Ingram, Jr., Rachael Ingram, Hanna Ingram, Abby Ingram, Morgan Lang, Taylor Lang, Eli Lang, Treavor Lang, Michael Scott Lang, Gracie Lang, Erica Ingram, Katherine Ingram, Gabrielle Penton, Rebecca Ingram, Briana La’Shae Holloway, Brandon James Turner, Brooke Elizabeth Lang, Isabella Nicole Lang, Harper Anne Lang; Sister: Chinese Sumrall of Pine; Sisters in law: Marie Seal of Centreville, MS; Jimmie Lou McKenzie of Pine
She was preceded in death by her husband Delos Singley, a daughter Rosemary Ingram, Grandson Justin Andrew Turner, great grandson Jackson Paul Lang, her parents Andrew and Rosetta Williams McKenzie, 2 brothers J.D. McKenzie and K.C. McKenzie and mother in law Myrtis Singley.
Visitation will be at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church after 9 AM Tuesday, February 17, 2015 with a funeral service to be held at 12 noon with Eld. Mark Hobgood and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Eric Ingram, Matthew Lang, Michael Todd Lang, Kendal McKenzie, Geary McKenzie, Paul Scott
Honorary Pallbearers: Denis Ingram, Sr. , Alfred Ingram
 
Walter Fred Thomas
(September 27, 1937 - February 14, 2015) 
Walter Fred Thomas, 77, went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Lucille Thomas, two sisters, Jean Branch of Tylertown, MS and Georgia Hughes of Little Rock, Arkansas, two daughters, Caron Taylor, Cathy Sullivan, and seven grandchildren. Born and raised near Tylertown, MS, the son of the late Walter Fred Thomas, Sr. and Margaret Kennedy, he was currently living in Mount Juliet, TN. In his early years, he joined the Army and served a year in Korea. He worked and retired from Texaco Oil Company. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling. He was a faithful husband and loved his family. He was a wonderful example as a loyal husband, hard worker, and devoted family man. He loved the Lord and his life was a reflection of that.
Funeral services will be held at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA with visitation on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 5-8 pm. Funeral service to be held at Pine Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10 AM, with burial at Pine Community Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all gifts be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation at:
www.parkinson.org or to the TN State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro, TN, Please make checks payable to:
TSVH Family Council/ memory of Walter Thomas 345 Compton Road Murfreesboro, TN 37130
 
Mildred Strahan "Babe" Ard
(January 13, 1926 - February 13, 2015) 
The home going of Mrs. Mildred Strahan Ard took place Friday February 13, 2015 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital. She was 89 years old and spent her life being a blessing to all those that knew her. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend.
Her special calling was to be a nurse and after graduating from Enon High School she entered Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Nursing School and became a registered nurse in 1946.
She married her sweetheart Ralph Steven Ard on January 3, 1947. They were happily married for 56 years until the Lord called him home on July 13, 2003. She is now reunited with her father and mother Acy and Edith Moore Strahan, husband Ralph Steven Ard, daughter Patricia Ann Painter, grandson Jeremy Chad Martin, brother Levert Strahan and a host of friends.
She leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law Connie and Pastor Lynn Martin, her son and daughter-in-law Kenny and Emma Ard, a special nephew and niece Stanley and Sharon Strahan, eight grandchildren, Lisa (Dennis) Dykes, Steve (Holly) Barber, Pastor Acy (Sheree) Barber, Bridget Knight, Shanda (Tim) Slocum, Jennifer (Alberto) de la Garza, Ryan (Jonna) Ard, Pastor Caleb (Toni) Martin, fifteen great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, special nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law Crissy Reynolds, Vanda Cauley, Gladys Ard, brother-in-law James F. (Glenda) Owens, her Oak Grove Church family and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be Saturday February 14, 2015 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm and will continue Sunday at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church from 12:00 pm until the funeral service at 2:00 pm. Pastor Derrick Dantin, Pastor Lynn Martin, Pastor Caleb Martin and Pastor Acy Barber will officiate the service and interment will follow at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Betty Carnegie
(August 13, 1945 - February 12, 2015) 
BETTY PHELPS CARNEGIE, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday afternoon February 12, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center. She often attended Springhill Baptist Church with her family and especially enjoyed listening and dancing to her brother play music with his band LA Express.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Cindy and Grady Polkey, Sherry Spears all of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Gilbert and Lisa Spears of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren: Brady and April Polkey, Joe Smith, Jonathan Spears, Jordan Spears, Kelli Spears, John Adams; 4 Great-grandchildren: Preston Stogner, Cadyn Stogner, Ryan Polkey, Gracie Polkey; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Mary Jane and Lonnie Allen of Folsom, Joyce and Danny Creel of Franklinton, Gail Phelps of Lewisville, MS; 2 Brothers: John Phelps of Gulfport, Curtis Phelps of Franklinton Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Carnegie, daughter Vicki Spears, her parents John Phelps and Gertrude Walker Phelps, 2 sisters Dorothy Barber and Geneva Bell, brother Charles Phelps and sister in law Cindy Phelps.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday February 13th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 m on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ricky Cook and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in Nobles Cemetery.
 
Margaret Gerald
(January 10, 1943 - February 12, 2015) 
MARGARET ANN BENNETT GERALD, AGE 72 and a resident of Thomas died Thursday morning February 12, 2015 at her home. She was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church and a personal care-giver for many years that sat with and provided support for numerous people in her community. Margaret enjoyed shopping and making crafts. She also loved gardening and tending her flowers.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Tony Dale Gerald and Stacey Gerald, Jimmy Wayne Gerald and Lisa Gerald all of Thomas; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Thomas and Shanda Gerald of Wilmer, Shane Gerald of Biloxi, Amber and Kenneth Alexander, Courtney Gerald all of Thomas, Tony Gerald, Jr. and Demi Gerald of Alaska, Danielle and Norman Taylor, Austin Gerald all of Thomas; 10 Great-grandchildren: Julia, Thomas, Jaylen, Mariah, Madison, Kohen, Kyler, Lai’La, Bre, and Logan; 2 Sisters: Lois Simone of Thomas, Linda Savoy of Mississippi; Brother in law and Sisters in law: Donald Wayne and Jo Ann Gerald, Ione Gerald all of Thomas; Special Friend: Madeline Jones of Thomas; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Dale Gerald, daughter Tracy Gerald, her parents Monroe Bennett and Hazel Nobles Bennett and brother Lester Bennett.
Visitation will be at New Beginning Baptist Church in Thomas Sunday February 15th from 12 pm until the funeral service at 3 pm with Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Burial will follow in the Alton Gerald Family Cemetery near her home.
 
Brenda Stogner
BORN: August 22, 1949
DIED: February 6, 2015
Brenda Ann Perkins Stogner, age 65, of Bogalusa died Feb. 6, 2015. Brenda was born Aug. 22, 1949, in Fredrick, Md., to Melvin and Helen Pierce Perkins.
She was a scanning manager at Winn Dixie for 20 years. She went back to school to become a certified nursing assistant for Family Home Health.
She has two children, a daughter, April Stogner Hartzog (Fields Hartzog), and a son, John Timothy Stogner; six grandchildren, Justis Hinton, Joshua Hinton, Mason Stogner, Peyton Stogner, Haley Hartzog and Austin Hartzog; niece, Hope Perkins Ferguson, Hannah Ferguson, Allida Cordova and Brad Ferguson; sisters-in-law, Donna Brooks, Sherry Clayton (Mike Clayton) and Lisa Stogner; brothers-in-law, Timmie Stogner and Steve Stogner; numerous nieces and nephews, all in which she loved dearly; and special family friends, Sherry Knight, Lana Spears, and Kelly, Scott, and Tyler Brant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Berry Stogner; her sisters, Deloris Perkins and Christine Perkins; her mother, Helen Pierce Perkins; and her best friend, Elaine Hall Schilling.
Visitation and the funeral will be at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home. The visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the funeral will be Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. Her final resting place will be beside her beloved husband, John Berry Stogner, at Carson Springs Baptist Church in Improve, Miss.
 
Elaine S. Bankston
BORN: August 19, 1925
DIED: February 10, 2015
Elaine S. Bankston age 89 passed away February 10, 2015 at Forrest General Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time for service at 12 noon. Burial will be in Hillview Memorial Gardens. Rev. Field Thigpen will officiate.
 
Eugene Milton Ford
(January 2, 1928 - February 10, 2015) 
Eugene Milton Ford, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, age 87, born on January 2, 1928 in Norfield, MS, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Sunrise Senior Living in Baton Rouge, LA.
He was a lifetime Member and Deacon of First Baptist Church. He was a former Board Member at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center. Active Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. A World War II Veteran. An Avid Golfer.
He is survived by two daughters, Jill McDermott of Baton Rouge, LA and Jennifer Respess of Destrahan, LA; one sister, Sue Moak of Brookhaven, MS; and five grandchildren, Devin Respess, Colin Respess, Rachel Respess, Erin McDermott and Katherine McDermott.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ouida Magee Ford; a son, Jack Ford; and by a brother, George Ford.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Entombment will follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.

Essie Toney Lambert
(November 9, 1929 - February 9, 2015) 
ESSIE MAE MILLER TONEY LAMBERT, AGE 85 and a resident of Baton Rouge died at 5:18 pm Monday February 9, 2015 at Ochsner Medical Center. She was a native and former longtime resident of Washington Parish where she worked as the secretary of Thomas School for many years. Essie was a very good seamstress often making clothes for her family and later worked at Rutter Rex and Dillard’s Department Store as a seamstress. She had a green thumb that could grow just about anything and she loved tending her beautiful flowers. Essie enjoyed making crafts and earlier in life loved riding horses on trail rides.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Barbara and Raymond Tompkins of Brownsboro, TX, Brenda Kennedy of Franklinton, Patricia and Kenny Sibley of Baton Rouge; Son and Daughter in law: Ronald and Gwen Toney of Holden; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Tina and Austin Varnado, Toni Tompkins, Jill Nelson, Kendrell and Author Williams, Kenny Sibley, Jr.; 7 Great-grandchildren: Devyn Thomas, Keyton Varnado, Ethyn Varnado, Justin Nelson, Danyll Nelson, Makhia Williams, Malik Williams 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Ann and Ray Magee, Melba Tompkins; Brother and Sister in law: Relious and Annie Bell Miller; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her son Wayne Toney, grandson Shane Tompkins, her parents James Otis Miller and Dessie Dillon Miller, son in law Derrell Kennedy and brother and sister in law Ray and Jeanette Miller.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday February 12th from 10 am until the funeral service at 12 pm with Eld. Lavon Taylor and Eld. Jason Skipper officiating. Burial will follow in the Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dale Miller. Darrell Miller, Tim Magee, Alan Armstrong, Kenny Sibley, Jr., Brad Miller
 
Margie Thomas Sheridan
(April 6, 1936 - February 7, 2015) 
MARGIE NELL THOMAS SHERIDAN, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died early Saturday February 7, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church and had retired as a supervisor after a long career at Rutter Rex. She enjoyed sewing and traveling with her family, often to the mountains. Margie loved her family dearly and adored spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Survived by: 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Elisa and J.T. Thomas of Thomas, Belinda and Glenn Blackwelder of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren and Spouses: Cheyenne and John Sandifer, Ashlee Thomas and Jonathan Young, Brittany and Blake Dillon; 5 Great-grandchildren: Bethany, Kaylee and Emily Sandifer, Brady and Bryce Dillon; Brother and Sister in law: Estus Thomas, Jr. and Jackie Thomas; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Dollie and Woodrow Hobgood, Pauline Goings, Virginia Broussard, Homer and Dean Sheridan; Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who she loved and was a devoted aunt who was always there to participate in their achievements and share the joys of life.
She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Charles Sheridan, Jr., her parents Estus Thomas, Sr. and Eva Jordan Thomas, an infant sister, infant granddaughter Danielle Marie Thomas, and father in law and mother in law Howard C. Sheridan, Sr. and Minnie Mae McNeese Sheridan.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 9th from 9 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Duane Ball and Rev. Andrew Voss officiating. Burial will follow in the Acys Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy foundation at
www.psp.org.
Pallbearers: Blake Dillon, Jonathan Young, John Sandifer, Buren Sheridan, Donovan Hall, Terry Stewart
Honorary Pallbearers: Steve Stewart, Densil Stewart, Bruce Thomas, Alvin Ingram, Hershel Creel, Jim McCain
 
Toni Cooper
(February 13, 1959 - February 6, 2015) 
TONI LYNN MARTINEZ COOPER, AGE 55 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Friday evening February 6, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a native of New Orleans that had lived in Washington Parish since 1998. Toni enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. She enjoyed listening to her favorite music and had a special friend in her pet Yorkie “Gizmo”. Toni was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family and cherished their time spent together.
Survived by: Husband of 29 years: Barry Cooper, Sr. of Mt. Hermon; Daughter: Megan Cooper of Baton Rouge; 4 Sons and Daughters in law: John Cooper of New Orleans, Daniel and Andrea Cooper of Mandeville, Ryan and Stephanie Cooper of Franklinton, Barry Cooper, Jr. and Amber Cooper of Mt. Hermon; 8 Grandchildren: Scott, McKenzie, Cain, Anthony, Hailey, Bradley, Isabella and Aubrey; Mother and Step-father: Laura and Joe Allelo of Mt. Hermon; Brother and Sister in law: Mike and Kim Martinez of Ponchatoula; Sister: Lillian Hennessey of Terrytown; Father in law and Mother in law: Harvey and Rose Cooper of Waveland, MS; Brothers in law: Garry Cooper, Harvey Cooper, III, Brent Cooper, Kent Cooper; Sisters in law: Kim Johnson, Sherry Siegert, Dori Cooper, Gina Anderson; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends
She was preceded in death by her son Christopher Curtis Cooper, father Vernon “Concrete” Martinez, brothers David Martinez and Glen Martinez, mother in law June Fisher Cooper and brother in law Mike Hennessey.
Visitation will be at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church (41088 Hwy. 438, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450) on Wednesday February 11th from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Rev. Joe Wiggins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 
Jennifer Joann Meiners
BORN: May 22, 1974
DIED: February 4, 2015
Jennifer Joann Meiners born May 22, 1974 passed away February 4, 2015 at Our Lady of Angels at the age of 40. She was a resident of Poplarville, MS.
She is survived by her mother, Joann Amacker Talley, her husband, Wayne Meiners Jr, of Poplarville MS., 2 sons, Colby Wayne Meiners and Caleb Laine Meiners both of Poplarville, 2 daughters, Chelsea Brianna Meiners and Courtney Leanna Meiners both of Poplarville, MS., 2 brothers, Eddie Talley and his wife Dena, and Jason Talley both of Bogalusa, a sister, Tammy Warner and her husband Tommy, 2 grandchildren, Lilianna Grace Meiners and Bryson Joseph Foxworth, and also other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by father, Glynn E. Talley Sr.
Visitation will be held Monday February 9, 2015 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home starting at 10:00 A.M. until the service time at 2:00 P.M..Rev Leon Hickman and Rev. Tommy Pittman will officiate the services. The interment will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Rosemary Anglin McElveen
BORN: November 5, 1925
DIED: February 3, 2015
Rosemary Anglin McElveen, 89, passed away on Feb. 3, 2015, at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was a resident of Tangi Pines Nursing Home in Amite, where she had many friends and truly appreciated all the kindness and care shown her there, but her heart always resided in Bogalusa, where she was born and lived until recently.
She grew up on Superior Avenue, and Superior Avenue Baptist Church was an integral part of her life. She took an active role from her early years until her health made attendance impossible. Rosemary was also active in school, serving as a majorette at Bogalusa High School and later at Southeastern.
After a brief time at Southeastern, Rosemary took a job at Washington Bank. She worked in the banking industry for many years as a teller and then a loan officer. She loved interacting with people and touched the lives of many as she assisted them with their banking needs.
Rosemary was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother to two generations. Her kindness and sweet disposition will be sadly missed by all who knew her, but especially by her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Murray and Grace Anglin; her sister, Dorothy Jenkins; and her beloved husband, Diaz McElveen.
Survivors include her brother, Murray Anglin and wife Nancy; her daughters, Marilyn Larmon and husband Frank, Becki Magee and April Toney and husband Scott; her son, Brad McElveen and wife Brenda; and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 12. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., with the service at 4 p.
 
Winnie Ruth M. Byrd
(July 9, 1925 - February 6, 2015) 
Winnie Ruth M. Byrd, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 89, born on July 9, 1925 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a lifelong member of Union Avenue Baptist Church. She worked 17 years as a Ward Clerk at the Bogalusa Medical Center.
She was a faithful wife and loving mother to three sons, Thomas Clifford Byrd, Jr. (Dianne) of Zachary, LA, James Morgan Byrd, Sr. (Vonceil) of Bogalusa, LA and Joseph Edward Byrd (Pat) of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Carrie Mae Griffin (Hoyle) of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Dana Byrd Tomlinson (Eddie), Sherry Byrd Williams (Chucky), Jimmy "Bear" Byrd (Jala), Steven Byrd (Laura), Darin Byrd (Susan), Dustin Byrd (Jill), Devin Byrd, Heather Byrd Schaeffer (Brad), Hollie Byrd Gaines (Tim); seventeen great-grandchildren, Ciara Tomlinson, Jarrett Williams, Joseph Williams, Jonah Williams, Ryan Byrd, Cameron Byrd, Austin Stuart, Grayson Stuart, Nathan Byrd, Lauren Byrd, Emily Byrd, Elyssa Byrd, Elijah Byrd, Regan Schaeffer, Greysen Schaeffer, David Gaines and Brooklyn Gaines.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Clifford "T.C." Byrd, Sr.; her parents, Asa L. Morgan and Carrie Dykes Morgan; two sisters, Christine Camp and Mavine Brown (T.H.).
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, February 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Kevin Arrinder and Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Robert Howard Simmons
(September 3, 1918 - February 4, 2015) 
Former resident of Franklinton, Robert H. Simmons died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Adler Hospice Care Center in Aldie, Virginia. Mr. Simmons was born and raised in Franklinton and graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute in 1941. After military service in World War II, he worked for the United States government in Washington D.C. until his retirement in 1978. Following retirement, he and his wife, Betty, returned to Franklinton where they lived until relocating to The Windsor Senior Living Community in Mandeville, Louisiana. After the passing of his wife in 2009, he relocated to the Washington D.C. area where he resided until his recent passing.
Survived by: Daughter: Katherine Simmons of Annandale, Virginia; Son and Daughter-in-law: Robert and Elizabeth Simmons of Ashburn, Virginia; Son and Daughter-in-law: Dr. James H. Simmons and Dr. Peggy Soileau of Marrero, Louisiana; Grandchildren and Spouses: Morgan and Zachary Nicol, Andrew Simmons, Rachel Simmons, James Simmons, and Jean-Pierre Simmons; Sisters and Brother-in-law: Evelyn Puddister, Opal Simmons, Gerald Robinson; Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Elizabeth Cantrelle Simmons, his sister, Janella Robinson, his parents, James Osbourn and Eva Magee Simmons, and Brother-in-law John Puddister.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 1 PM until 2 PM Tuesday, February 10, 2015, with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM at Crain Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.
 
Rosemary Anglin McElveen
BORN: November 5, 1925
DIED: February 3, 2015
Rosemary Anglin McElveen age 89 passed away Feb. 3, 2015 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite La.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday February 12, 2015 from 2p.m. until service time at 4 p.m in the Brown McGehee Chaple.
An updated obituary will be provided when it becomes available.
 
Marshall Carter
(July 31, 1941 - February 4, 2015)
MARSHALL WAYNE CARTER, AGE 73 and a resident of Pine died at 12:58 am Wednesday February 4, 2015 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church and retired as a dispatcher with Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op. Marshall enjoyed fishing, bird hunting and working in his garden. He loved to travel with his family, often visiting the mountains. Marshall loved sports and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports or whatever activities they had. He was always a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Survived by: The love of his life, his wife of 52 years Lynne Thomas Carter of Pine; Daughter and Son in law: Marsha C. Miller and Kendal Miller of Mandeville; Son and Daughter in law: Rawlin W. Carter and Darnell S. Carter of Covington; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Allison and Shane Hillman, Lyndon and Jason Shane, Matthew Mosley, Madison Miller, Kade Miller, Hilary and Evan LaCombe, Hayden Marshall Carter and fiancé Emily Butzman, Madison Adams; Great-granddaughter: Ryan Elizabeth Shane; Sister and Brother in law: Shirley and Robert Yates of Hickory; Special Cousin: Janice Adkins of Gulfport, MS Also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Bernice Bearden Mitchell, his grandmother Lillian Owens, father and step-mother Rawlin M. Carter and Lillian K. Carter, and mother in law and father in law Lucille and Newton Thomas.
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Friday February 6th from 9 am until the funeral service at 1 pm with Bro. Brent King and Bro. Glenn Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandsons Matthew Mosley, Hayden Marshall Carter, Kade Miller and grandsons in law Jason Shane, Shane Hillman, Evan LaCombe
 
Debra Bounds
(September 14, 1959 - February 2, 2015) 
DEBRA BOUNDS, AGE 55; And a resident of Loranger died early Monday February 2, 2015 at her home. She was a native and former resident of Washington Parish that worked to become a LPN and later a RN. Debra worked as a nurse for Dr. Jerry Thomas for many years and later finished her career at North Oaks Medical Center. She was always comforting to her patients and they loved her for it. Debra was the nurse that her co-workers looked to when they needed help. She enjoyed the peace and quiet of the outdoors and loved to spend time on her property and at her camp. Debra was always a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister that cherished the time spent with her family.
Survived by: Husband: Gene Coats of Loranger; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Missy and Chad Sandifer of Pine, Cindy and Richard Holmes, Barbara and Clyde Harper all of Loranger; Son and Daughter in law: Lavon and Kylie Magee of Franklinton; 11 Grandchildren: Ian Michael Sandifer, Gabriel Bryce Sandifer, Jonah Holmes, Caroline Holmes, Kylan Magee, Camden Jenkins, Kensli Jenkins, Cole Harper, Cade Harper, Cloie Harper, Kaden Barron; 2 Sisters: Linda Whitehead, Virginia Burch both of Bogalusa; 2 Brothers: Nolan Bounds of Stateline, Wendell Bounds of Picayune, MS; Special Friends: Rocky and Beth Jordan; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends
She was preceded in death by her parents Clifford Lavon Bounds and Charlene Hartzog Bounds, sister Carolyn Bounds and brother Edward Bounds.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday February 6th from 12 pm until the memorial service at 2 pm with Rev. Rick Elder officiating.
 
John Michael Dodds, III
(June 22, 1940 - February 2, 2015) 
John Michael Dodds, III, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, age 74, born on June 22, 1940 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Care Center Nursing Home in Baton Rouge, LA.
John was a Veteran and served in the United States Marines.
He is survived by a daughter, Alicia D. Harvin of Bogalusa, LA; a son, John Michael Dodds, IV of Bogalusa, LA; five grandchildren, Natalie Dodds, Drew Dodds, Rebekah Dodds, Trey Harvin and Rayburn Harvin.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Ethel Dodds; a sister, Kaye Dodds Martin; and a brother, Charles "Charlie" Dodds.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Georgia Rae Sumrall
(March 24, 1925 - January 30, 2015) 
GEORGIA RAE SUMRALL, AGE 89 and a resident of Franklinton died at 10:45 pm Friday January 30, 2015 at Lakeview Medical Center. She was member of Trinity Baptist Church that enjoyed listening to gospel music. Alongside her family they had a grocery in Franklinton and later started the Hi-Way Pack near their home in the 1960’s. Georgia was a caretaker of her family and loved for people to visit and drink coffee. She liked to go out to eat with her family and loved her beautiful flowers.
Survived by: 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Donzil and Carole Sumrall, John L. Sumrall, Sr. and Drusilla Sumrall, Allan Sumrall all of Franklinton; 5 Grandsons and Spouses: Craig Sumrall, Kevin Sumrall, John L. Sumrall, Jr. and Amy Sumrall, Christopher and Shannon Sumrall, Joseph and Ashley Sumrall; 12 Great-grandchildren: Isabella Sumrall, Christina Sumrall, Ashley Cook, C.J. Sumrall, Hunter Sumrall, Stacey Sumrall, Emily Lopez, Jake Brooks, Braylee Sumrall, April Sumrall, Marissa Sumrall, Kaitlin Sumrall; Sister in law: Mae Strahan of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband John Quince Sumrall, infant daughters Connie Sue Sumrall and Brenda Sumrall, granddaughter Barbara Ann Sumrall, her parents George W. Varnado and Eula Simmons Varnado and 2 brothers Leo Varnado and Lattimore Varnado.
Visitation will be at Trinity Baptist Church Wednesday February 4th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Thursday with Rev. Walter Mixon, Rev. Paul Watts, and Rev. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Morris Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
Pallbearers: John L. Sumrall, Jr., Christopher Sumrall, Joseph Sumrall, Craig Sumrall, C.J. Sumrall, Kenneth Strahan
Honorary Pallbearers: Kevin Sumrall, Mike Sumrall, Jim Sumrall, Hunter Sumrall, Jackie Varnado, Jake Brooks, Raymond Williams
 
Keith Wayne Page
(August 23, 1957 - February 1, 2015) 
Keith Wayne Page, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 57, born on August 23, 1957 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by one son, Leyton Page; his parents, Rufus S. Page and Jimmie Nell Smith Page; two sisters, April (Patrick) McCabe and Linda Page; niece and nephew, Madelyn and Zachary Harris and Miles Arsenault.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Heddon officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Rebecca Rester
(October 6, 1918 - January 30, 2015) 
REBECCA “BECKY” HUNT RESTER, AGE 96 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 11:45 am Friday January 30, 2015 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a longtime member of Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church and she was especially thankful to her church family and said the church would never know what a blessing they were to her. Mrs. Becky enjoyed watching and listening to the Gaithers and loved cooking for her family and others. She was a hard worker all her life and worked alongside her husband on their dairy farm for many, many years. Mrs. Becky enjoyed sewing and often sewed her family’s clothes. She loved for people to visit with her and drink her famous coffee. Earlier in life she enjoyed working in her yard and tending her beautiful flowers.
Survived by: Son: James Henry “Jim” Rester of Mandeville
Also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband William Henry Rester, her parents George Hunt and Dellia Crain Hunt, 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 2nd from 9 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Billy Reyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Hunt Family Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank her many longtime caregivers, the staff of Good Samaritan and Lakeshore Hospice for the support given to Mrs. Becky through the last several years.
Pallbearers: Leonard Knight, Pete Hughes, Grant Mitchell, Jeremy Painter, Trent Painter, Wilton Hunt, Eddie Sharp
 
Jeffrey D. Lewis, Sr.
(August 26, 1949 - January 30, 2015) 
JEFFREY D. LEWIS, SR., AGE 65 and a resident of the Bonner Creek Community died at 10:00 am Friday January 30, 2015 at Canon Hospice in New Orleans. He was the owner of Lewis Consulting Services and a longtime member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church. Jeff loved his church, his church family and his Lord and Savior. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather always showing that love to his wife, children and grandchildren. Jeff enjoyed fishing, camping with family and friends and spending time with his buddies during their morning and afternoon coffee breaks. He thoroughly enjoyed making his rounds through town to visit his many friends and would help anyone that asked with whatever they may need.
Survived by: Wife: Kim Wascom Lewis of Franklinton; 4 Children and Spouses: Jeffrey D. Lewis, Jr. of Franklinton, Leslie Lewis Toups of New Orleans, Melissa Lewis Purvis and Matthew Purvis of Chattanooga, TN, Justin M. Lewis and Hannah McWilliams Lewis of Madison, MS; 3 Grandchildren: Taylor Renee Toups, Cameron Elise Purvis, Connor Webb Purvis; An Expected Granddaughter: Katherine Elizabeth Lewis; Brother and Sister: Michael B. Lewis, Stephanie Anne Lewis both of St. Francisville; Also numerous brothers in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many dear friends
He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. B.H. Lewis and Thelma DeFelice Lewis, a brother Christopher Lewis, father in law Tillman J. Wascom and mothers in law Jeannette V. Wascom and Louise J. Wascom.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 2nd from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Clayton Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonner Creek Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or to Bonner Creek Baptist Church.
Pallbearers: Terry Harris, Paul Harris, Kyle Burkhalter, Jerry Wayne Fruge, Willie Chauvin, Tony Lama
 
Debra Ann Oliver
BORN: September 19, 1954
DIED: January 29, 2015
Debra Ann Oliver age 60 passed away Jan. 29, 2015 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans La. She was a resident of Varnado La. She was also a member of Bens Ford Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Robert Max Oliver Sr. of Varnado Two sons Robert Max Oliver Jr. of Franklinton La., and John Oliver of Varnado La. One daughter Lisa Sprehe of Varnado La. One brother Joel Parrott of Satsuma La. One sister Barbara Jane King of Watson La. Four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Doyle and Delores Price Parrott.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday Feb. 2, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Pastor Lynn Martin and Pastor Caleb Martin will officiate.
 
Andrew James Sprehe, Sr.
(July 5, 1939 - January 28, 2015) 
Andrew James Sprehe, Sr., 75 years old of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, LA.
Retired from Temple-Inland after 45 years.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Velma Sprehe of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Andy (Bridget) Sprehe and Ricky (Tracy) Sprehe of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Lacie, Calli, Bean and Mallory; one great-grandson, Karson; two sisters, Marie (Ed) Mitchell of Picayune, MS, and Ann (Jeff) Sanders of Columbia, MS; one brother, William (Edna) Sprehe of Franklinton, LA; sister-in-law, Audrey (Jim) Rinker; brother-in-law, George Adams.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Emile Sprehe and Aline Pigott Sprehe; one brother, Eugene Sprehe.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Tom Descant and Bro. Ralph Parks officiating. Interment to follow at Adams Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
 
Helga Rauh Meckling
(November 11, 1937 - January 27, 2015) 
Helga Rauh Meckling, age 77, born on November 11, 1937 in Neustadt Germany, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at her residence in Franklinton, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Meckling; her parents, Johann Rauh and Elsa Fischer Rauh.
She is survived by a daughter, Joni Murphy of Franklinton, LA; a brother, Manfred Rauh of Germany; and a grandson, William Murphy.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Ethel Hunt Wilson
BORN: May 1, 1931
DIED: January 27, 2015
Ethel Hunt Wilson born May 7. 1931 passed away at home to be with the Lord with her family by her side on Tuesday Janurary 27, 2015 at the age of 83. She was born of Taft and Velma Hunt. Ethel was a devoted religious woman of the Pentacostal faith.
She leaves behind 2 sons, David Wilson and spouse Joe Mullen, Ken Wilson and wife Vera Wilson and daughter-in-law Paula Wilson of Andalusia, AL., 4 grandchildren, Casey, Faith, Brook and Elizabeth, 3 great -grandchildren, Taylor, Riley, Willow and Blake who knew her as "Grandmaw " Wilson", a sister, Dorothy "Dot" Ladner of Abita Springs, a brother, Ralph Hunt of Kenansville, N.C. and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edsel Wilson, a son , Dale Wilson, 3 sisters, Bernice Emole, Florence Mizell, and Donna Miley, 3 brothers, Dan Hunt, Jerry Hunt and Michael Hunt.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday January 29,2015 beginning at 6 P.M. until 9 P.M. and will resume Friday morning after 10 A.M. until service time at 1 P.M.. Rev. Wayne Grant will conduct the religious services with the interment to follow in the Mizell Cemetery in Sun, La.
 
Corine Leana McClendon
(June 7, 1921 - January 26, 2015) 
Corine Leana McClendon, age 93, born on June 7, 1921 in Wesson, MS, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bascom D. McClendon; a daughter, Patricia Richardson; her parents, Frank Munn and Rachael Boyd Munn; three brothers, Ransom Munn, Luther Munn and Dewitt Munn.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna Foil (Rocky); two sons, John E. McClendon (Janice) and Richard E. McClendon (Sandra); three sisters, Rosalie Raborn, Julie Lee Gerald and Eva Carter; thirteen grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fred Brumfield and Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Wessie Thomas Jones
(March 26, 1928 - January 26, 2015) 
WESSIE THOMAS JONES, AGE 86 went to be with her Lord on January 26, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Thomas and a faithful and dedicated member of Faith Tabernacle Church of Pine. She was born on March 26, 1928 to Frank and Eunice Thomas.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and sons in law: Cheryl McLaurin and Carter; Eunice Moulliet and Keith; Shelia Gaines and Wayne; 2 Sons and daughters in law: Keith Jones and Barbara; Michael Jones and Tina; 14 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren; Sister: Flora May Phillips of Tylertown; Numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son Stephen Wayne Jones, her parents Frank and Eunice Thomas, 3 sisters Frankie Faye Thomas, Mary Madeline Knight and Elma Raye Touchstone, a brother John Henry Thomas.
Visitation will begin after 5 PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Faith Tabernacle Church with the funeral service to be held at 2 PM Thursday with Rev. Jerry Cox, Jeremiah McLaurin, Rev. Chad Thomas, and Rev. Aaron Cox. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jarrod Jones, Jeremiah McLaurin, Stephan Jones, Kevin Gaines, Brandon Higginbotham, Kade Jones, Harrison Jones
 
Webster Everett Brown
(August 31, 1920 - January 25, 2015) 
Webster Everett Brown, age 94, born on August 31, 1920 in Seattle, Washington, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He was a WWII Veteran and served in the United States Army Air Force.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Earlyene Brown; and his parents, Richard M. Brown and Dorothy Davies Brown.
He is survived by two daughters, Blaine Brown Kelly of Bogalusa, LA and Dana Brown Lawrence of Doylestown, PA; one son, Richard W. Brown of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, Kristi Brown Galafaro, Melissa Brown Seal, Nicole Campbell Natoli, Meredith Menaagh, Chad Joseph Campbell, Chase Everett Campbell, Kevin Sullivan Kelley and Jennifer Kelley Gritton; step-grandchildren, Nancy Ann Lawrence and Ruth Ann Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Felicia Marie Seal Pierre, Tiffany Ann Seal, Abigal Elizabeth McNeal, Lauren Ainsley McNeal, Aiden Richard Hazel, Ella Claire Galafaro, Tyler Matthew Natoli and Ethan Ryan Natoli; step-great-grandchild, Dylan Matthew Lambert.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 P.M. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
J. D. McKenzie
(August 7, 1924 - January 25, 2015) 
J. D. McKENZIE, AGE 90 and a resident of the Hilltop Community died at 7:55 pm Sunday January 25, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was longtime member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church where he previously taught Sunday School. J.D. retired after many years as a bus driver for Pine School. He was also a dairy farmer and later became a beef cattleman. J.D. was a farmer all his life as he once raised cotton before dairying but he continued to work in his big garden as long as he was able. He was a devoted and caring husband to the love of his life, his wife of 63 years Gladys Slocum McKenzie, who preceded him in death and he always enjoyed and cherished the time spent together with his family.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Geary and Ann McKenzie, Kendall and Vivian McKenzie all of Pine; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kimberly McKenzie and Buddy Redlinger, Steven and Jenny McKenzie, Jason and Patsy McKenzie, Leigh Ann and Brad Watson, Jeremy and Taylor McKenzie, Ashley and Josh McElveen; 10 Great-grandchildren: Jacob Seal, Caleb McKenzie, Jordan McKenzie, Madison Peco, Tyler McKenzie, Chloe McKenzie, Anna Grace Watson, Makenzie Watson, Olivia McElveen, Kenzie McElveen; 2 Sisters: Myrtle Singley of Angie, Chinesey Sumrall of Pine; 3 Sisters in law: Jimmie Lou McKenzie, Leona Crain both of Pine, Edna Nobles of Bogalusa; And numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son and daughter in law James D. McKenzie and Janette McKenzie, granddaughter Buffy McKenzie, great-granddaughter Fontanna Seal, his parents Andrew Jackson McKenzie and Rosetta Williams McKenzie and brother K.C. McKenzie.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 26th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Eld. Mark Hobgood, Eld. Clyde Cooper, Eld. Duane Ball and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: James Slocum, Ronald McKenzie, Billy Gerald, Arthur Nobles, Wendell Crain, Bennie Buff, Herman Slocum
 
Louella G. Williams Applewhite
(Died January 25, 2015) 
Louella G. Williams Applewhite, a native of Pine, LA and a resident of Madsonville LA, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, in St. Tammany Parish Hospital at the age of 77.
She is survived by 1 Daughter Betty (Payne) Diez of Mandeville, LA; 5 Sons Glenn (Marion) Williams of Madisonville, LA, Barney (Cheri) Williams of Folsom, LA, Ken (Lisa) Williams of Bogalusa, LA, Greg (Danielle) Williams of Wilmer, LA, and Eric (Elaine) Williams of Madisonville, LA; 3 Brothers Lucious (Dolly) Crain of Pine, LA, David Crain of Colorado, Donald Ray (Sue) Crain of Pine, LA; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Jack Williams and Elbert Applewhite, her parents Obie and Inis Graves, her Step-Father Arnold Crain, 4 brothers Delton Graves, Huey Graves, Walter Graves, Arnold Crain Jr.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 26, 2015, from 5:00 until 9:00 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, January 27 from 9:00 until service time of 12:00 noon. Interment will be at Ponemah Cemetery with Pastor Denny Jenkins officiating.
 
Larue Spears
(April 20, 1969 - January 24, 2015) 
TALMADGE LARUE SPEARS, AGE 45 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday morning January 24, 2015 at his home. He was born April 20, 1969 and was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church in Thomas and a former offshore worker. Larue enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a heart-of-gold. He had a humble and kind spirit that always showed his love to others.
Survived by: Mother: Paulette Jones Phelps of Franklinton; Son: Jake Miller of Pine; Brother and Sister in law: Byron and Tammy Spears of Bogalusa; Sister: Amanda Lang of Franklinton; Nephew: Thailyr Spears; Niece: Bailey Spears; Great-nephew: Braylin Spears; Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends
He was preceded in death by his father Talmadge Spears and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday January 27, 2015 from 9 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Keith Branch and Chaplain Dave Zigler officiating. Burial will follow in Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Sammy Gerald, Brent Jones, Brian Jones, B.J. McNeese, J.L. Magee, Ronald Jones
 
D. V. Barber
(November 3, 1939 - January 23, 2015) 
D. V. BARBER, AGE 75 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 8:18 pm Friday January 23, 2015 at Tulane University Hospital. He was a former heavy equipment operator with Standard Gravel for over 30 years. D.V. worked hard all his life including in his gardens and around his home. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors and spending time with his family.
Survived by: Wife of 55 years: Mary Toney Barber of Mt.Hermon; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Keith and Ginger Barber, Clint and Stacy Barber all of Mt. Hermon; Daughter and Son in law: Pam and Jeff Taylor of the Star Hill Community; 10 Grandchildren and Spouses: Brian and Chelsea Barber, Kacie and Seth Urban, Steven and Casey Barber, Jessica Barber, Katilyn Barber, Clint and Crystal Polk, Chris and Tabitha Taylor, Justin Taylor, David and Jessica Taylor, Mechelle and Mathew Hyland; 15 Great-grandchildren: Bryce Barber, Madison Barber, Alyssa Urban, Lane Urban, Braydon Bryan, Harley Naquin, Jaxson Crosby, Nevaeh Ladner, Easton Barber, Drew Polk, Paige Polk, Mason Taylor, Hannah Taylor, Dawson Taylor, Emma Hyland; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Jack Barber and Leasy Lucille Walker Barber, 3 brothers Herman Barber, William Paul Barber, Daniel Barber and sister Claudine Brumfield.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday January 27th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Star Hill Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral service at 11 am with Eld. Lavon Taylor and Eld. Jason Skipper officiating. Burial will follow in the Hartman Cemetery near his home.
Pallbearers are grandsons Brian Barber, Steven Barber, Chris Taylor, Justin Taylor, David Taylor and nephew Devitt Barber.
 
Cynthia Ann Kennedy
BORN: July 25, 1956
DIED: January 21, 2015
Cynthia Ann Kennedy age 58 passed away Jan. 21, 2015 at her residence in Angie La. She was a member of Angie Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, William Kennedy of Angie La, and Luke Kennedy of Aurora Calif. Two daughters, Carrie Olga Kennedy of Henderson La, and Julie Kennedy of Bogalusa. Mother Donis Fornea of Angie. Three brothers, Rusty Fornea, Roxie Fornea, and Donald Ray Fornea all of Angie La. Three sisters Linda Jones of Alanta Ga, Mary Katherine Boone of Pine La, and Jennifer Fornea of Angie La. Three grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father Julius Robert Fornea.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday Jan. 24, 2015 at Angie Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until service time at 12 noon
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Violet Jones
(September 26, 1936 - January 20, 2015) 
VIOLET HEBBLER JONES, AGE 78 and a resident of Enon died at 8:00 am Tuesday January 20, 2015. She was a longtime, active and devoted member of Enon Baptist Church that enjoyed studying her Bible. She was a servant at heart and was always willing to help her family and others in need. Violet was a true lady in how she presented herself and the way she treated people. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Steve and Annette Stevens of Abita Springs; 4 Daughters and Sons in law: Lela and Price Yates of Franklinton, Michelle and Steven Varnado of The Woodlands, TX, Gail Jones Hayes, Carol Sue and Bob Bateman all of Franklinton; 8 Grandchildren: Scott Lee, Corry Stevens, Christian Stevens, Barrett and Virginia Bateman, Heather Yates, Brett Varnado, Leland Yates, Caroline Varnado; 3 Great-grandchildren: Makenna Calmes, Jaden Stevens, Paige Stevens; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: George “Buck” Hebbler, Jr. and Rosemary Hebbler, Edward Henry Hebbler and Frankie Hebbler all of Slidell; Brother in law and Sister in law: Russell “Skippy” Robert and Sue Robert of Enon; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her daughter Stephanie Stevens, her husband Hollis “H.A.” Jones and parents George R. Hebbler, Sr. and Violet Cousins Hebbler.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 25, 2015 from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Knight Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers: Scott Lee, Barrett Bateman, Leland Yates, Brett Varnado, John Parker, Bruce Knight
 
Jennifer Slaven Fendley
(December 31, 1977 - January 18, 2015) 
JENNIFER LYNN SLAVEN FENDLEY, AGE 37 and a resident of the Isabel Community died at 9:30 pm Sunday January 18, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident. She was a longtime cook and kitchen manager of Main Street Café. Jennifer enjoyed life to the fullest and she adored her children and family. She was always a caring wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend that will be forever missed by those that knew her.
Survived by: Husband: Christopher Lee Fendley of Isabel; 4 Children: Christopher Fendley, Jr. Hannah Fendley, Hayden Fendley, Abby Fendley; Sister and Brother in law: Michelle and Todd Dykes; Brother and Sister in law: Eric and Mindy Slaven; Nieces and Nephews: Taylor and Drew Emmons and their son Aiden Tyler Slaven, Erica Slaven, Grandmother: Iris Todd Burns Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Lisa and Pat Adams, Tara and Jason Hicks; Aunts and Uncles: Patricia Weathers, Bobbi and Billy Smith, Linda Barber Missy and Louis Corkern; Also numerous cousins and other loving family members.
She was preceded in death recently by her mother Berry L Ann Burns Stringer, her grandfather Charles Robert Burns, mother in law Justina Harris, sister in law Jackie Harris and aunt Nelda Jean Burns.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 23rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Archote officiating. Burial will follow in the Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Robbie Corkern, Pat Adams, Keith Pokey, Charlie Barber, Tony King, Billy Breedlove, Casey Riley
 
Wayne Champagne
BORN: January 5, 1944
DIED: January 16, 2015
Wayne Champagne age 70 passed away Jan. 16, 2015 at AMG Hospital in Bogalusa. He was a resident of Bogalusa nad a US Army veteran. He is survived by one son Jerry Champagne of Bogalusa and one daughter Rachel Champagne of Bogalusa. One brother Brian Edmonston of Mandeville La.
He is preceded in death by one son Robbie Champagne and his mother Geneva Edmonston and step father Joseph Edmonston.
No memorial service is planned at this time
 
Tracy Wheat
(April 14, 1945 - January 16, 2015) 
Tracy Wheat, age 69, born on April 14, 1945 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by two sisters, Ray Ann Wheat and Sharon Wheat both of Bogalusa, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 P.M. Memorial Services will be at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

F. J. Robichaux, Jr.
(August 2, 1925 - January 15, 2015) 
FLORESTAN JOSEPH “F.J.” ROBICHAUX, JR., AGE 89 and a resident of the Isabel Community died at 7:32 pm Thursday January 15, 2015 at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa. F.J. was the owner/operator of Franklin Southland Printing while his entire career in printing lasted over 50 years. He enjoyed fishing and bird watching and was an accomplished wood-worker that often hand-made items and gifts for his family and others. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Kerry Robichaux Harris of Isabel, Kelly and Kevin Gaubert of Luling; Son: Kevin Robichaux of Bogalusa; 7 Grandchildren; 6 Great-grandchildren; Brother: Reginald Robichaux, Sr. of Isabel; Sister and Brother in law: Gloria and Joseph Frances of LaPlace; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothee Holland Robichaux, his parents Florestan Joseph Robichaux, Sr. and Winnie Barre Robichaux, 2 brothers Lee Robichaux, Ronald Robichaux, Sr. and 2 sisters Marie Mae Hummell and Winnie Bailey.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton on Monday January 19th 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 J.M. Fussell Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Kevin Robichaux, Greg Robichaux, Reggie Robichaux, Kevin Gaubert, Glen Howard, Danny Levatino
 
Sadie Bennett
BORN: January 7, 1920
DIED: January 14, 2015
Sadie Bennett age 95 passed away Jan. 14, 2015 at Our Lady Of the Angels Hospital. She was a resident of Bogalusa and member of Heritage Baptist Church in Bogalusa. She was a retired packager for Red Bird Ice Cream. She also spent a number of years working at Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home.
She is survived by two sons, Jackie Bennett "Mae" of Bogalusa, and Otis Earl "Sonny" Bennett "Marianne"of Bogalusa. One daughter Lana Spears of Bogalusa. Grandchildren, Mark Bennett "Tracy", Regina Hunt "Steve", Tina Majors, Troy Bennett, Mike Cooper, and Jodi Hameed "Shah". Eight great grandchildren and six great -great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Bennett, her parents Frank and Bertha Carter, brothers Floyd Carter, Otis Carter, and T O "Buster" Carter. Sisters Lillian Fisher and Winnie Adams.
Visitation will be in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home of Saturday Jan. 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time for services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Morris Cemetery. Rev. Joseph Porter will officiate.
 
John L. Gilbert
(March 1, 1922 - January 11, 2015) 
Rev. John Lewis Gilbert of Hammond passed away at age 92 on January 11, 2015 in a Hammond health care facility. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Rev. Martin J and Pearl Lewis Gilbert, Rev. Gilbert graduated from Hammond High, Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. From 1942-45, Rev. Gilbert served on active duty in the US Navy (Air Corps). His unit was first stationed in Dutch Guyana, South America, where he was Radioman/ Navigator/Gunner on a PV 1. Their bombers hunted German U-Boats prowling in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. His unit was then transferred to the Aleutian Islands, where many bombing runs were made over Japan until the end of the war. Several close brushes with death signaled to Gilbert that ‘God was trying to tell me something’ and he answered the call to Christian ministry. Called back to duty during the Korean Conflict, he was chaplain to a Seabee unit during the building of the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He spent the next 30 years as Naval Reserve Chaplain attached to Marine units in New Orleans and Shreveport, retiring with the rank of Commander. Next to God and his family, he was most proud of serving his country in the Navy. Rev. Gilbert is survived by one sister, Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles) Ray of Carrollton, Mississippi, and four children; Pete (Cheryl) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, J (Barbara) of Bryson City, North Carolina, Mark (Shelia) of Amite, Louisiana., and Cindy Ferrara (David) of Albany, Louisiana, 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Gilberts also ‘adopted’ several other children that they had met while traveling on the foreign mission field. Fatima Lima Garcia is one example. They met her as a teenager in Brazil, invited her to the States to live with them and provided her with a college education. Following her graduation she returned to Brazil to serve as missionary/minister there. Rev. Gilbert was preceded in death by a grandson, Seth Lavigne; his wife of 67 years, Betty Dicken Gilbert; his brothers, J.T. and James Pascal Gilbert; and his parents. Rev. Gilbert served over 65 years in the gospel ministry. He was pastor at numerous churches in Mississippi, Louisiana and North Carolina, and served as Director of Associational Missions for Southern Baptists in New Orleans, Shreveport and the Florida Parishes. In 1982 he was recognized by the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board as the Outstanding Director of Missions in the Eastern half of the United States. Rev. Gilbert was recognized by his peers as an outstanding leader among Louisiana Baptists, starting churches, new ministries, and leading numerous volunteer mission trips. He was particularly skilled at mentoring young ministers from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as they served some of the small rural churches in the Florida Parishes. Many veteran ministers in Louisiana can remember a time when ‘Bro. John’ assisted them through a difficult time or gave them a welcome helping hand. With John L’s deep roots in Washington Parish growing up at Enon and Isabel, the Gilberts chose Franklinton as their retirement home. They leave behind many cherished friends and their beloved church, First Baptist. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to First Baptist Church of Franklinton. Crain Funeral Home of Franklinton is assisting the family with arrangements. Services will be Saturday, January 17th at First Baptist Church Franklinton. Visitation will be 1 to 3 PM with the funeral beginning at 3 PM. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.

Rolly R. Hiscott
(July 9, 1933 - January 11, 2015) 
ROLLY R. HISCOTT, AGE 81 and a resident of the Bonner Creek Community died at 4:10 am Sunday January 11, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Watertown, New York that lived in California for many years and also Washington and Florida but had moved to Washington Parish recently. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War Era and attended Bonner Creek Baptist Church. Rolly was a brilliant machinist that could invent or develop many different things and was the owner/operator of Hiscott Components. He was a talented musician that played lead guitar and steel guitar and even invented a component for the Ernie Ball steel guitar. Rolly enjoyed flying powerful remote-control airplanes and even developed the Hiscott Throttle/Muffler control for model airplanes.
He will be greatly missed by all who loved his wonderful sense of humor which could entertain at home, work or play.
Survived by: Wife: Velda “Vicki” Hiscott of Franklinton; 7 Children and Spouses: Kelly “Sunshine” Riche and Michael Riche, James LaPier Hiscott and Elie Hiscott all of Franklinton, Kim Marie Singleton of North Carolina, Mary Kristi Hopkins of Montana, Kenneth Harlan Rhyne of Franklinton, Richard Woodley of California, Katrina Farnham of Washington; 12 Grandchildren; 24 Great-grandchildren; Sister in law: Vada McClain of California
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Evelyn Clark.
Visitation will be at Bonner Creek Baptist Church Saturday January 24, 2015 from 1 pm until 3 pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the church at 3 pm with Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating.

Sidney R Carroll
BORN: July 15, 1945
DIED: January 10, 2015
Sidney R. Carroll age 69 passed away Jan. 10, 2015 at AMG Hospital in Bogalusa. He is a resident of Varnado La. He was a US Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife Rhonda Bean Carroll of Varnado. One daughter Stacey O'Keefe of Denham Springs La.one brother Ed Carroll of Varnado. Sisters Mildred Hillhouse of Varnado La, Nellie Ruth Gerald of Stateline, Geraldine Boone of Varnado, and Brenda Ard of Shreveport La. Grandchildren Kayla Alexander, Korey Alexander, Kelsey Alexander, and Brandy O'Keefe. Great grandchildren Kaden Davidson, Aliyah Davidson and Gavin Powell.
He is preceded in death by his parents James and Myrtis Carroll a son David Carroll and a great grandson Garrit Powell.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Monday Jan. 12, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Sheridan Cemetery will military rites conducted by Magic City Post #24 of the American Legion.

Bryan Keith Pittman
(August 7, 1954 - January 10, 2015) 
Bryan Keith Pittman, age 60, born on August 7, 1954 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his father Dewell D. Pittman of Bogalusa, LA.
He was preceded in death by his brother Dewell Craig Pittman and his mother Yvonne Pittman, who passed away on the same day as her son.
Visitation will be Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 10:30 AM until service time at 2:00 PM at the Poole-Ritchie Chapel. Interment will be at the Seal Cemetery, Varnado, LA. Rev. Bob Adams will officiate.
Active Pallbearers will be, Harold Sumrall, Kevin Sumrall, Sam Sumrall, B. B. Sorrell, Daniel Sorrell and Collin Sorrell.
 
Yvonne Pittman
(September 29, 1924 - January 10, 2015) 
Mrs. Yvonne Pittman, age 90 born on September 29, 1924 in Fairhope, AL, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
Mrs.Pittman was a resident of Bogalusa, a retired school teacher with the Bogalusa School System and a member of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Pittman was survived by her husband Dewell D. Pittman of Bogalusa.
She was preceded in death by 2 sons Dewell Craig Pittman and Bryan Keith Pittman who died the same day as his Mother.
Visitation will be Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 10:30 AM until service time at 2:00 PM at the Poole-Ritchie Chapel. Interment will be at the Seal Cemetery, Varnado, LA. Rev. Bob Adams will officiate.
Active Pallbearers will be, Harold Sumrall, Kevin Sumrall, Sam Sumrall, B. B. Sorrell, Daniel Sorrell and Collin Sorrell.
 
Cassie Toney Barber
(May 8, 1934 - January 9, 2015) 
CASSIE TONEY BARBER, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3:02 AM Friday, January 09, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
She was a member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Survived by: 2 Sons and a daughter in law: Troy and Jennifer Barber; Bill Barber all of Franklinton; 3 Daughters and sons in law: Nita and Larry Katz of Mandeville; Jo Ann and Ray Boone of Hattiesburg, MS; Connie and Damon Smith of Franklinton; Daughter in law: Bernadine W. Barber of Baton Rouge; 17 Grandchildren; 24 Great Grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Lear Owens of Varnado; BeBe Fussell of Pascagoula, MS
She was recently preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Rawley Joe Barber. She was also preceded in death by a son Laroy Barber, her parents Murphy and Lula Jarrell Toney, and two sisters O’Netha Eaterling and Vera Shettles. Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 6 PM until 9 PM Sunday, January 11, 2015 and after 9 AM Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Richard Magee, Bro. David Barber and Bro. Daniel Barber officiating. Burial will follow in the Acy’s Creek Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: John Graff, Steven Barber, Tony Barber, Jeremy Katz, Tim Barber, Justin Barber, Carl Boone, Joel Boone, Hayden Barber
In lieu of flowers family request donations to Community Care Hospice or Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
 
Ruth Ann Tynes Corkern
(February 6, 1917 - January 8, 2015) 
Ruth Ann Tynes Corkern was born in her parents’ home in Stateline, Louisiana. Throughout her long and productive life she had a wide range of experiences and careers.
She grew up helping on the family farm, picking cotton and doing other chores along with her siblings and many cousins. She played basketball at Pine High School and at Southeastern University. She briefly taught in public school before joining the First State Bank in Bogalusa, Louisiana. After World War II she moved with her husband to their farm in Pine, Louisiana. During the 1950s and 1960s she worked at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center and at the Green and Reedy Farm Supply Company in Franklinton, Louisiana. In 1960 she founded the Franklinton Kindergarten, which she owned and operated until kindergarten became a part of the public school system. During the 1970s she managed several apartment complexes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and during the 1980s she helped manage the Long Beach Mini Warehouse in Long Beach, Mississippi owned by her sister, Evelyn Magee. She retired in 2005, at the age of 88.
In 2007 she moved to Lafayette, Louisiana. A lifelong gardener, she planted and tended a beautiful flower garden outside her apartment window in Lafayette.
She was a dedicated Christian, serving her church for her whole life. She began playing the piano in church as a young child and retired as a Sunday School teacher more than 80 years later. She continued to read the Bible daily for as long as she could – well past her 95th birthday.
She never lost her spirit of generosity, compassion, and sense of humor.
She is survived by her three children Wilton C. Corkern, Jr. and Mary Bruce Corkern, David E. Corkern and Jess Corkern, Ruth Anne Devillier and Reggie Devillier, her sisters Mildred Ellen Wiedenhoeft and Evelyn Magee, four grandchildren and spouses Jessica Woodworth and Oran, Molly Corkern and Fiance’ Richard Wagner, Sarah Pursel and Kyle and Jana Gosney and Caleb, five great grandchildren Bethany Woodworth, Abigail Woodworth, Gabriel Woodworth, Mattias Gosney, and Jaren Gosney and an expected great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilton C. Corkern, Sr., her parents James Nevis Tynes and Ethel Juliann Crain Tynes, her sisters Lattice Sturtz, and her brother the Rev. Lochte Tynes.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 10AM Monday, January 12, 2014 with a funeral service to be held at 2 PM in the chapel with Rev. Bernard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Cemetery.
 
Robert Randy Breland
BORN: February 2, 1954
DIED: January 8, 2015
Robert Randy Breland age 60 passed away Jan 8, 2015 at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Ms. He was a past resident of Bogalusa and a resident of Carrier Ms.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Phillips Breland of Carrier Ms. One son Robert Scott Breland of Picayune Ms. Two daughters Wendy Lee Dillon of Crossroads Ms and Mandy Rose Smith of Poplarville Ms. One brother Larry Breland who lives in La. Three sisters Patricia Smith of Carrier Ms., Pamela Dillon of South Carolina, and Kim Bounds of Crossroads Ms. Seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Bob and Bobbie Rose Ikerd Breland, and one brother James Breland.
A memorial service will be held at Brown McGehee Funeral Home at a later date.
 
Gloria Dell Freeman
BORN: September 18, 1945
DIED: January 7, 2015
Gloria Dell Freeman born September 18, 1945 passed away January 7, 2014 at Lane Memorial Medical Center in Zachary, La. At the age of 69. She was a longtime resident of Bogalusa.
She is survived by a son Robert Simmons(Melanie Crawford) of Bogalusa, a daughter Jane Freeman of Franklinton, step-son and step-daughter Tommy and Torie Waldrip.a sister Teresa Paleimo of Marrero, La., grandchildren, Bethany Dyson, Kevin Danos, Joseph Paul Simmons, Luteal Gloria Simmons, Daniel Lindsey Simmons, Josie Darlene Simmons, David Carroll, Ashley Carroll, Danielle Freeman, William Hardin and 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by parents, Pat and Luteal Jenkins Blanchard and two brothers Donald and Keith Blanchard.
Visitation will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday January 9, 2015 beginning at 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. and will resume after 8 A.M. Saturday morning January 10, 2015 until service time at 2 P.M.. Rev Walter Mixon will officiate the services with the interment to follow in the Spencer Cemetery.
 
Billy Carrier, Sr.
(July 30, 1946 - January 7, 2015) 
BILLY JOE CARRIER SR., AGE 68 and a resident of Breaux Bridge passed to heaven at 9:30 pm Wednesday January 7, 2015 at Lafayette General Medical Center. He was born July 30, 1946 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, the oldest son of Floyd Carrier, Sr. and Dorothy Dunn Carrier. He graduated from Buras High School and always enjoyed fast cars, like his favorite corvette. Billy liked antiquing, camping and spending time with his family. He always said that if he had the chance to live his life over again he wouldn’t change a thing.
Survived by: Wife: Deborah Stevens Carrier of Breaux Bridge; Daughter and Son in law: Tracy Carrier Henry and Jeff Henry of Carencro; Son and Daughter in law: Billy Joe Carrier, Jr. and Holly Hassey Carrier of Charlotte, NC; Grandson: Matthew Henry of Carencro; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Cindy Carrier Gallet and Tommie Gallet, Teresa Carrier Ridgedell and Brett Ridgedell all of Lafayette; Brother and Sister in law: Lee Carrier and Mary Beth Carrier of Lafayette; Sister in law: Gwynne Carrier
He was preceded in death by a brother Floyd Carrier, Jr., his parents and recently by his mother in law Nelda Stevens.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home; 1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA, Sunday January 11th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery in Franklinton.
Pallbearers: Logan Gallet, Miles Carrier, Ridge Ridgedell, Tommie Gallet, Brett Ridgedell, Shawn Menard
 
Frank Bateman
(October 17, 1922 - January 7, 2015) 
FRANK LILLARD BATEMAN, AGE 92 and a resident of Denham Springs died at 3:10 pm Wednesday January 7, 2015 at Golden Age Nursing Home. He was a former longtime resident of Enon and a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Frank was a member of Enon Baptist Church where he formerly taught Sunday School. He was a former operator for Union Carbide that enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. Frank was very good at wood working and built many cabinets and remodeled many homes in the area. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather and he had special place in his heart for his granddaughter Kelly.
Survived by: 2 Daughters: Lana B. Gamble of San Antonio, TX, Sarah B. Cooper of Denham Springs; Son: Clay F. Bateman of Silsbee, TX,; 6 Grandchildren: Wes Gamble, Kristen Cooper, Kelly Cooper, Diana Marshall, Drew Waldrop, Joseph Bateman; 10 Great-grandchildren: Jessica, Cory, Camron, Layla, Elise , Aurora, Rob, Jayden, Krista, and Ariana; Great-great-grandson: Remington; Brother: Hugh V. Bateman of Enon; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Janel Brumfield of Baton Rouge, Martha Jane and Buford Mizell of the Springhill Community; Sister in law: Wynette B. Tripp of Texas City, TX
He was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn Byrket Bateman, his parents Frank Osban Bateman and Lillian Richardson Bateman and a brother Delbert Bateman.
Visitation will be Crain Funeral Home Saturday January 10th from 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Randy Bateman, Jon Brumfield, Ron Bateman, Steve Mizell, Greg Mizell, Gary Bateman, Marvin Byrkett
Honorary Pallbearers: Joe Richardson, Mike McLin, Dan Holland
 
Enoch Welch
(October 13, 1934 - January 6, 2015) 
M. ENOCH WELCH, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:45 AM Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. He was an ordained minister and longtime member and deacon of Bethel Baptist Church where he also taught Sunday school. Enoch retired from Standard Gravel after 40 years as a mechanic. He was such a knowledgeable mechanic that family, friends and former co-workers would always call him if there was a problem that needed his expertise. Enoch was very inventive and could always construct things to complete the work that needed to be done. He was very hands-on and a natural born teacher that raised his family by demonstrating the things he wanted them to learn. Enoch had a generous heart when helping his church or people in need.
Survived by: Wife of 60 years: Freda Sylvest Welch of Franklinton; Daughter and son in law: Lynn and Brad Morgan of Denham Springs; Son and daughter in law: Stephen and Christina Welch of Franklinton; 5 Grandchildren and spouses: Jason and Stacy Morgan Brian and Rachel Morgan Aaron Morgan, Victoria Welch, Hunter Welch; 5 Great Grandchildren: Braiden Morgan, Cole Morgan, Taylor Morgan, Lily Morgan, Bryce Morgan; Also brothers in law and sisters in law, nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Milo Welch and Ruth Knight Welch, a sister Genevieve W. Whitfield and a brother Bruce Welch.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Friday, January 9, 2015. Visitation will continue at Bethel Baptist Church on Saturday after 9 AM with a funeral service to be held at 11 AM at the church with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Joe Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Aaron Morgan, Brian Morgan, Jason Morgan, Hunter Welch, and nephews David Sylvest, Mark Welch and Gary W. Whitfield, Jr.
 
Bobbie Jean Vince
(August 12, 1931 - January 6, 2015) 
BOBBIE JEAN THOMAS VINCE, AGE 83 and a resident of Bogalusa died at 8:00 pm Tuesday January 6, 2015 at her home. She was a true caregiver to those that needed it. She often took care of her family members when they were sick and the young children of her community. Bobbie adored most of all the time spent with her babies, her young grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survived by: Son: Charles Ray Vince of Bogalusa; 2 Grandchildren and spouses: Chris and Marsha Vince of Bogalusa Mechelle and Chris Crain of Franklinton; 5 Great Grandchildren: Tiffany Crain, Aaron Crain, Jace Vince, Riley Vince, William Vince; Great great grandchild: Chloee Galloway; Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by a son William Jewel Vince, daughter in law Barbara Sue Singley Vince, her parents Steve and Lona Stogner Thomas, brother and sister in law Richard Ned and Edna Earl Thomas and brother Charles Erwin Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 5 PM until 9 PM Thursday, January 8, 2015 and after 10 AM Friday. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Billy Ray Bond officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Forest Haven Cemetery.
 
John Belcher
(January 18, 1929 - January 6, 2015) 
JOHN DEVELLING BELCHER, JR. AGE 85 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:45 am Tuesday January 6, 2015 at his home. He was born January 18, 1929 in New Orleans but grew up in Shreveport. He attended Byrd High School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart Alean Henson. John excelled in track, enjoyed boxing and became a Mason during his time there. He and his wife had 4 sons named after the gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and later a daughter Beth. He also became a construction contractor before moving to Franklinton, where he helped build many buildings and businesses including the Washington Parish Courthouse in 1960 and later the entrance of the Washington Parish Fairgrounds. John was a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church that was very active in the Gideons organization and was also involved in many other area civic groups. He went on numerous church mission trips, enjoyed traveling and also liked duck hunting with his family.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: John D. “Dee” Belcher, III and Donna Belcher of Dubach, LA, Gregory Luke Belcher and Ross Belcher of Vancleave, MS; Daughter and Son in law: Gina Beth Belcher Beal and James Beal of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Jason and Laura Belcher, Jennifer and Matt Willis, Mary Elizabeth Belcher, Matthew Belcher, Victoria Beal, Gary Beal; 8 Great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Roy Phillip Belcher and Joy Belcher of Texas; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Mary Ann and Billy Vandiver of Shreveport, Jaynee and Monroe Daniel of Waskom, TX; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Alean Henson Belcher, 2 sons Mark Allen Belcher and Matthew Lane Belcher and his parents John Develling Belcher, Sr. and Philemon Marie Gendron Belcher.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday January 7th from 10 am until the funeral service at 12 pm in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Andrew Voss officiating. A graveside committal service will be held at 11 am Thursday January 8th at Forest Park Cemetery-East in Shreveport.
Honorary Pallbearers are the deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church and members of the Gideon Camps of Bogalusa and Tyler, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gideons.
 
Elizabeth Whelan Jung
(August 13, 1916 - January 4, 2015) 
Elizabeth Whelan Jung, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 98, born on August 13, 1916 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at St. Clare Manor Nursing Home in Baton Rouge, LA.
She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor Jung Bourg and Teresa Jung Gomez (Frank "Jack" Jr.); two sons, Father Michael "Harold" Jung, O.S.B. and Michael Whelan Jung (Ann Hemphill); twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Edwin Jung; her parents, George Whelan and Eleanor LeTourneau Whelan; two sisters, Mary Whelan Smith and Jean T. Whelan; two brothers, James Whelan and Wyman Whelan.
Visitation will be held at Annunciation Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Father Michael "Harold" Jung, O.S.B. officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, St. Joseph's Abbey, 75376 River Road, Covington, LA 70433 or Annunciation Catholic Church, 517 Avenue B, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
 
Ruth Morgan
(November 9, 1934 - January 4, 2015) 
RUTH LAVERNE CARTER MORGAN, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 10:26 am Sunday January 4, 2015 at her home. She was a longtime member of San Pedro Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed studying her Bible. Ruth loved music and earlier in life she sang and played instruments like the guitar. She enjoyed food and spending time with her family. Ruth adored her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survived by: Son: Roger Morgan of Franklinton; 4 Daughters and Sons in law: Heidi Morgan of Pine, Cindy and Alan Laurent of Natalbany, Renee Morgan of Enon, Natasha and Timmy Crockett of Folsom; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses: Levi and Brandi Morgan, Erica and Ryan Payne, Andrea Sandifer and Kevin Sumrall, Tammy Sandifer and Bryan Savoy, Alexis Bateman and Ricky Shubert, Jason Phelps and Judy Lewis, Brandon and Wendy Phelps, Brittney Dillon, Clayton and Jan Morgan, Gordon Kehoe, April and Michael Leake; 22 Great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Gerald and Sarah Carter of Albany; Brother in law: Horace Ensign, Sr. of Amite; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton Morgan, her parents Lavern Carter and Gertrude Rushing Carter, granddaughter Jessica Sandifer, grandson Michael Longworth and sisters Mary Lee Dier and Myrl Ensign.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday January 6th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Mark Hobgood, Rev. Jerry Cox and Eld. Burdette Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the San Pedro Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Kathleen Letecia Mizell
BORN: June 10, 1925
DIED: January 1, 2015
Kathleen Letecia Mizell age 89 passed away January 1, 2015 at the residence of her daughter. She was a resident of Bogalusa La and a member of Plainview Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son Ronald P. Mizell "Sharon" of Magnolia Ms. Two daughters Ellen Mizell Bailey "Leverette" of Bogalusa and Kay Mizell Robbins "Danny" of Franklinton La. Two brothers, Robert Roy Nichols Jr. of Covington La, and John Edward Nichols of Bogalusa. Seven grandchildren and Eleven great grandchildren. A special great niece Misti Magee Miley "Steve Thomas and her three children. Special daughter-in-law Beth Mizell.
She is preceded in death by her husband Arvelee Mizell, son James Robert "Bob" Mizell, her parents Richard and Bevie Mizell Nichols, one sister Ella Dee Bowman, grandchildren Bridgette L. Bailey, and Matthew D. Robbins.
Visitation will be held Monday January 5, 2015 at Plainview Baptist Church from 9 a.m until time for services at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Scott Breland and Rev Garlin Mizell will officiate

Greg Allen "Moby" Hall
BORN: August 1, 1966
DIED: January 1, 2015
Greg Allen "Moby" Hall, born August 1, 1966 passed away January 1, 2015 at Our Lady of Angels Medical Center at the age of 48. He was a resident of Bogalusa and a was a member of I.B.E.W Electrical Contractors.
He is survived my Parents, Bill Hall and Vera Davis Hall of Bogalusa, a brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Syrilla Hall of Slidell, La., nephews, Rocky Hall and Don Hall, nieces, Kietha Barron and Amy McEwen, Bryan Lang (honorary) and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert C. Hall and Gary Wayne Hall.
Visitation will be at Brown-Mcgehee Funeral Home on Sunday, January 4th, 2015 beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume Monday, January 5th, 2015 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M.. Rev. David Pigott will officiate the services. The Interment will follow at the Pounds-Poole Cemetery.

Gwendolyn Bickham Knight
(February 5, 1924 - January 1, 2015) 
Gwendolyn Bickham Knight, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 90, born on February 5, 1924 in Clifton, LA, passed away on January 1, 2015 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church. She retired as a Legal Secretary at Talley, Anthony, Hughes and Knight.
She is survived by one daughter, Beth (Wendell) Fornea of Abita Springs, LA; two sons, Bob (Alyce) Knight of Bogalusa, LA and Ben (Janet) Knight of Spring, TX; seven grandchildren, Joey Mizell, Julie M. Pittman, Brian Fornea, Chris Fornea, Lindsey K. Sandifer, Jennifer Armond and Haley Knight; seven great-grandchildren, Destin Pittman, Daniel Pittman, Addison Mizell, McKenzie Sandifer, McKade Sandifer, Ella Armond and Gabe Armond.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Claxton Knight; her parents, Denman L. Bickham and Wessie Pearl Smith Bickham; and a sister, Janis Bickham Stein.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Tommy Pittman officiating. Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.