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Ronald Wayne McKenzie
February 29, 1952 - May 19, 2017
RONALD WAYNE MCKENZIE, AGE 65 and a resident of Pine died Friday morning May 19, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was the owner/operator of McKenzie Wrecker Service and a former Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy for over 15 years. Ronald taught auto mechanics at the former Franklinton Vocational School for 20 years. He loved restoring and collecting antique cars that he often took to car shows throughout the area. Ronald also used to race dirt track cars and thoroughbred horses. He enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with friends each morning at L&L Grocery in Pine. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife: Joyce Owens McKenzie of Pine; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Michelle and Robert Stuart, Casey and Steven Barber all of Pine; Mother: Jimmie Lou Freeman McKenzie of Pine; Sister: Vicki McKenzie Wood of Madisonville; 5 Grandchildren: Easton Barber, Trevor Stuart and his fiancé Katlyn Thibodeaux, Allison Stuart, Makenzie Stuart, Brody Stuart; Father in law and Step-Mother in law: Deloy Owens and Mary Owens of Sandy Hook; Sister in law: Brenda Owens; Also several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his father K.C. McKenzie, mother in law Louise Owens and brothers in law Rick Wood and Curtis Owens.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday May 20th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Darren Uzel, Eld. Mark Hobgood and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Trevor Stuart, Karon Breland, Steve Breland, Charles Kennedy, Tommy Thomas, Lance Sanchez, Jason McKenzie, Kendall McKenzie, Eric Ingram
Honorary Pallbearers: Jerry McKenzie, Hezzie Crain, Gary Thomas, Geary McKenzie, Herbert McKenzie, Reid Kennedy, Daryl Miley
 
Peggy Lou Welch McDaniel
December 5, 1938 - May 17, 2017
PEGGY LOU WELCH MCDANIEL, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday morning May 17, 2017 at her home. She was A member of the Order of the Eastern Star and also a member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church. Peggy had retired after many years as a secretary with the Adult Education Department of the Washington Parish School System. Alongside her husband, she operated McDaniel and Associates Real Estate Brokers for 25 years. She always enjoyed visiting with her family and friends.
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Robert and Connie McDaniel of Franklinton; 2 Grandsons: Eric McDaniel and Lauren Wheat of Franklinton,
Michael McDaniel of Hattiesburg, MS; Great-Granddaughter: Caroline McDaniel; Sister and Brother in law: Betty Ruth and Clyde Breeden of Richland, MS; Brother and Sister in law: Wilfred, Welch, Jr. and Nita Welch of Laurel, MS; Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Bobby K. McDaniel Sr., an infant son Bobby K. McDaniel, Jr. and her parents Wilfred Welch, Sr. and Bessie Davis Welch.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday May 18th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Friday at Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 12 pm Friday with Bro. Brent King and Bro. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Wilvie Cox, Don McDaniel, James Bankston, Wayne Cox,Robert Booth, Glen Blackwelder
 
Shirley Strahan Thomas
October 23, 1947 - May 16, 2017
Shirley Strahan Thomas age 69 passed away on May 16, 2017 at AMG Rehabilitation Hospital in Covington La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La.
She is survived by her son James R. Thomas III of Bogalusa La. One daughter Cecilia Martin of Madisonville La. Brother Edward Strahan of Franklinton La. Sisters Ella Mae Williamson of Belle Chase La., Loretha Freeman of Baton Rouge La., Emogene Burch of Franklinton La. Three grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Ada Strahan, and brothers Lee Strahan and Ralph Strahan.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home of Saturday May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time for services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Strahan Cemetery.
 
Nelleen Spears Seal
March 5, 1949 - May 15, 2017
NELLEEN SPEARS SEAL, AGE 68 and a resident of Wilmer died Monday morning May 15, 2017 at the Tangi-Pines Nursing Center in Amite. She was a member of Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church and a former seamstress at Rutter-Rex in Franklinton. Nelleen later worked in the medical records department of Lallie Kemp Hospital for 20 years. She always enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with her family.
Survived by: Husband of 49 years: Earl Ray Seal of Wilmer; Daughter and Son in law: Tammy Seal Booty and Ronald Booty of Bolivar; 2 Granddaughters: Dixie Booty, Harley Booty; Sister: Janie Sue Pierce of Wiggins, MS; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Cliff Spears and Ruth Lea Spears, sister Kathleen Spears Bateman and brother Thomas Clifton Spears.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 23rd from 9 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 12 pm Tuesday with Eld. Everette Broome, Eld. Jason Skipper and Eld. Mark Hobgood officiating. Burial will follow in the Seal Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Danny Sanders, Dale Sanders, Allen Lea, Danny Lea, David Lea, Jeff Winborn
 
Lucille Simmons Smith
July 24, 1930 - May 13, 2017
Lucille Simmons Smith, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on May 13, 2017 at The Guest House of Slidell. She was born in Lexie, Miss. on July 24, 1930.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. Smith, her parents Willie Leon Simmons, Sr. and Mary Johnson Simmons, brothers Willie Leon Simmons, Jr., R.B. Simmons, sisters Bonnie Lou and Betty Joyce Simmons, Christine Sellier and Ruth Miller.
She is survived by her sons Greg (Connie) of Baton Rouge, La., Jeff (Rene') of Denham Springs, La and Allen (Sandy) of Sevierville, Tenn., seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Keith Sheridan and Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Johnnie Lou Crain Ard
March 16, 1934 - May 12, 2017
JOHNNIE LOU CRAIN ARD, AGE 83 and a resident of McComb, MS died Friday night May 12, 2017. She was a native of Washington Parish, LA and former longtime resident of the Dexter Community. Johnnie worked for many years at the garment plant in Tylertown while also having a successful family dairy farm. Alongside her husband and family, she operated Ard’s Seafood in Sheridan for many years. Johnnie liked to plant a garden and can vegetables and also liked to watch her favorite Western TV shows. She always enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and Spouses: Janet and John Shores of McComb, Jackie Johnson and Matt Williams of Biloxi; 4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Rocky and Melissa Shores, Joshua and Katelyn Shores all of McComb, Jocelyn and Daniel Davis, Lori Ann and Kortland Pittman all of Franklinton; 6 Great-grandchildren: John Michael Shores, IV, William Shores, Sophia Shores, Scarlett Shores, Keegan Shores, Clayton Davis; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Vivalene Branch of Picayune, Hulene and Daniel Bryant of Bogalusa, Sue and Walt Burris of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Joe and Glenda Crain of Franklinton, Ted and Martha Crain of Pine; Sister in law: Elsie Crain; Special Friends: Lenina Allen and Lataeja Martin; Also numerous nieces and nephews
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday May 15th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Centerville Missionary Baptist Church near Dexter, MS from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
 
J. Hugh D. Young
October 20, 1941 - May 12, 2017
Jesse Hugh D. Young, age 75 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on May 12, 2017 at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. He was valedictorian of his graduating class from Greensburg High School in 1959. He also graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University, where he was a honor student and editor of the school year book. In his career in working as a clerk at law firms, he lived in New Orleans, Detroit and Washington, D.C. He retired from Nixon Peabody Law Firm in 2007. He returned to his place of birth in the Pine Ridge Community in late 2010.
He is survived by his brother, Milton Young. Preceded in death by his parents, Hugh D. and Inez Grice Young; brother, Walter B. Bilbo Young; and his grandparents, Walter J. And Myra Bond Young and Luther Fritz and Allie Grice.
Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Monday, May 15, 2017. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine Ridge.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the employees of Post Acute Specialty Hospital and Richard Murphy Hospice during his final days.
McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. 
 
Michael Jackson Dyson
April 12, 1969 - May 12, 2017
Mr. Michael Jackson Dyson was born on April 12, 1969 and journeyed home to be with his Heavenly Father on May 12, 2017 at the age of 48. 
As a former NFL Wide Receiver, Mayor of the Village of Tangipahoa and Business Owner, Michael was driven and well accomplished. He was generous and caring by nature: acting as a role model to many and impacting the lives of even more.
Michael was also a loving spouse, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He is survived by the love of his life, Vanessa Williams; three children, LaToia Williams-Dyson (Justin Simon), Michael Dyson and Malik Jackson Dyson; grandchild, Jade Williams-Dyson; mother, Sarah Dyson and three sisters, Margaret (Steven) Smith, Carla Jackson, Rhonda Jackson and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 10:45AM - 11:30AM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Greater Temple Chapel Baptist Church followed by funeral service at at 11:30AM; Dr. Joshua Brown – Pastor and Pastor Phillip Williams, Jr.- Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.
 
Dorothy Alice Barnes
October 2, 1927 - May 11, 2017
Dorothy Alice Barnes born October, 2, 1927 went home to be with The Lord 0n May 11, 2017 at the age 89. She was of the Presbyterian Faith and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She leaves behind 2 sons, John C. Barnes of Bogalusa and Thomas E. Barnes and his wife Linda Gayle Martin Barnes, a daughter, Linda S. Barnes Baer of DeSoto, MO., a sister, Arlene Sohm and her husband Gus of St.Louis, MO., 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Calvin S. and Erna Gertrude Marieneau Feutz, her husband, Paul J. Barnes, a daughter, Paula J.Barnes Campbell.
Visitation will be held Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Bucholz Funeral Home in St. Louis , MO. Beginning at 2:00P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Wednesday May, 17, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. with the burial in the Friden Cemetery in St. Louis Co.
 
Naomi "Red" Schillings Ard
April 18, 1942 - May 9, 2017
NAOMI "RED" SCHILLINGS ARD, AGE 75 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:36 pm Tuesday May 9, 2017 at the Ocshner Medical Center in New Orleans. She began working at the Courthouse Café before moving to Riverside Medical Center in 1977, where she worked as a dietician for nearly 40 years. "Red" loved to collect Porcelain Dolls and had an extensive collection over many years. She also enjoyed watching her favorite wrestling program every Monday night.
Survived by: 4 Nieces and Spouses: Jackie and Steve Wise of Franklinton, Sandy and Ray Chaisson, Sr. of Berwick, Kim Brumfield and Wes Cooper of Kentwood, Stacey Talley Fritter of Franklinton; Great-nieces, great-nephews and Spouses: Cody and Alana Wise, Ashley Wise, Nolan and Krissy Chaisson, Raechelle and Victor Gonzales, Ray Chaisson, Jr. and Shelby Chaisson, Kaitlin Brumfield, Kamryn Brumfield, Dakotah and Amanda Toney; Also numerous great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Jessie Ard, her parents Solomon Leon Schilling and Emmie Simmons Schilling Miller, her sister Betty Rae Schilling Talley and a great-nephew Braden Chaisson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday May 11th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Michael Stafford and Ray Schilling officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ray Chaisson, Sr., Steve Wise, Nolan Chaisson, Cody Wise, Kenny Brumfield, Ray Chaisson, Jr., Victor Gonzales, Eric Pierce
 
Luke Austin Branch
March 13, 2001 - May 9, 2017
LUKE AUSTIN BRANCH, AGE 16 and a resident of Thomas passed away Tuesday afternoon May 9, 2017. He was a 10th grade student at Pine High School and an active member of New Beginning Baptist Church in Thomas, where he worked with the youth and mentored many of his peers. Luke loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and building camp fires. He enjoyed tending to the family farm animals and goofing off with his big sister. Luke loved music and had recently begun playing the guitar and also like playing video games. He was the type of young man that was always there to lift others up, continuously making his family and friends laugh with the jokes and tricks he played because he always wanted everyone to be happy. Luke was always a loving son, brother and grandson that cherished every moment spent with his family and friends.
Survived by: Parents: Dawn and Benjamin Cornwell of Baton Rouge, Rev. Keith and Megan Branch of Thomas; A very loving sister: Carrie Branch of Baton Rouge; 6 Younger Siblings: Bridget, Brittany, Brooklyn, Jy, Jade, Kinley; Grandparents: Faye Tate of Napa, Idaho, Pat and Cathy Branch, Debbie Rester all of Thomas; Great-grandmother: Clara Kennedy of Angie; Aunts and Uncles: Brenda and Jerry Miller, Steven and Heather Branch, Theresa and Byron Stogner; Also survived by numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends as well as his church family at New Beginning, that he cared for deeply.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather John Tate, great-grandparents Eld. R.J. Kennedy, Robert and Chinesey Branch, Andy and Doris Creel, Hubert Rester and an uncle Robert J. Kennedy, Jr.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday May 14th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Eddie Hartfield, Rev. Frederick Brumfield, Eld. Billy Ray Hines and Rev. Eric Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the New Beginning Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Ruth Mae Magee
November 04, 1935 - May 08, 2017
Mrs. Ruth Mae Magee, 81, a resident of Franklinton, Louisiana passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington, LA under the loving care of St. Catherine’s Hospice Staff.
Mrs. Ruth was born November 4, 1935 in Kemper, Mississippi. She was the daughter of J.B. McDonald and Carlean Houston. She now joins her husband of 54 years the late Mr. O.J. Magee.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories one daughter, Barbara Shields (Percy), Redding of California; one son, Cedric (Mary) Magee, Alexandria, LA; six step daughters: Mildred Martin of Los Angeles, California; Jeanette Magee of Lemon Grove, California; Janette Smith of Sacramento, California; Helen Ford of Long Beach, California; Gwendolyn Thibodeaux of Compton, California; one stepson, Robert Magee of Compton, California; six loving sisters, Pearlean (Lovie) Clark of DeKalb, MS; Annie Mae Brown of Taylorsville, MS; Clara (Elbert) Brown of Taylorsville, MS; Easter Love of DeKalb, MS; Diane Burton of Dekalb, MS; Brenda McDonald of Taylorsville, MS; 6 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. 
The visitation will be Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00a.m. at Crain & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Franklinton, LA. Internment will follow at Winan Cemetery.
 
Gary Adkins
August 8, 1945 - May 8, 2017
CHARLES GARY ADKINS, AGE 71 and a resident of Pine died at 5:36 pm Monday May 8, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a native of Virginia but had lived in Washington Parish for his entire adult life. Gary was a brick mason and the owner/operator of Adkins Construction. He had a special love in his heart for his entire family.
Survived by: Wife: Ann Pace Adkins of Pine; Daughter: Kristy Penton of Franklinton; 2 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Allison and Ethan Graves, Braxton Brock; Great-grandson: Griffin Graves; 2 Sisters: Patricia Ann Knight of Hattiesburg, Linda Poma of Atlanta; 2 Brothers in law: James Wade Hines, Jeffery Hines; Sister in law: Lettie Cotton; Special Friends: Tammy Lambert, Ray and Kathy Graves, Leslie Spears; Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Aline Kennedy Seal
March 14, 1933 - May 6, 2017
Aline Kennedy Seal of Varnado, LA died Saturday morning at the age of 84. She was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church.
She was survived by her loving husband of 65 years Hilton H. Seal of Varnado, LA; her children, Mike (Dianne) Seal of Sandy Hook, MS, Bruce Seal of Varnado, LA, Craig Seal of Columbia, MS, Jeff Seal of Varnado, LA, Suzanne (Ronnie) McAvoy of Franklinton, LA, and Lori (Chris) Warner of Varnado, LA. Also 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, A C and Ettie Kennedy; son, Bradley K. Seal; and granddaughter, Fontana Seal.
Visitation will be held at Poole – Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. James Glenn Erwin officiating. Interment will follow in the H. H. Williams Cemetery, Angie, LA.
Pallbearers are Ronnie McAvoy, Chris Warner, Troy Hartzog, Reggie Seal, Josh Brumfield, Brian Seal, Jordan Seal, Daniel Martin, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers are Trey Hartzog, Tristin Pierce, Jace Voltilina, Dakota Warner, Logan Bergeron, and Austin Williams.
 
Lavelle Wheat Wilkins
August 2, 1926 - May 5, 2017)
Our loving mother Lavelle Wheat Wilkins went home to be with The Lord on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home at 2:30 pm. We are rejoicing in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because we know that she was chosen according to John 6:37. Lavelle was a member of Mandeville Bible Church for 44 years.
She will be waiting for her children in Heaven. Survived by her four children and spouses Paulette and Ray Smith, Richard and Julia Cook, Brenda Cook and Gregory and Kelly Cook. She has six grandchildren Rick Cook, Billy Holmes, Tim Cook, Chris Cook, Crystal Mayo, Josie Cook, and Ashley Cook. Twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Lavelle is also survived by one sister Mildred O’Quin.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother Warren and Eva Josie Wheat, her husband Myrthy D. Wilkins, infant son Gary Wilkins, one sister Jo Warren Mizell, two brothers Jewel Wheat and Murphy J. Wheat.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 am Monday, May 8, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue until the funeral service at 12:00pm in the chapel. Officiating Mrs. Lavelle Wilkins Funeral will be Brother Rick Cook, Brother Nick Greco, and Brother Eric McNeil. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.
Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandsons Tim Cook, Chris Cook, and Billy Holmes.
 
Tarras Yardan Godbolt
July 5, 1965 - May 4, 2017
Tarras Yardan Godbolt died May 4, 2017. Cool Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Theresa Waxter
September 13, 1951 - May 04, 2017
Mrs. Theresa Musa Waxter passed away on May 4, 2017 at the age of 65 at Ochsner Northshore in Slidell, LA.
She is preceded in death by her father, Quinton Muse, Jr. and two grandchildren, Sanika Walker and Shaelyn Muse.
Theresa leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Charles L. Muse from California and Ronald S. Muse from Texas; her mother, Ruth Muse of Bogalusa, LA; twelve grandchildren, Charlyn N. Walker (Dominr), Charles (LaToria) Walker, Carlos D. Walker, Corey Walker, Rhonda Brown, Kiria Brown all of Bogalusa, LA, MyKaria Hogan and Je’Mya Muse both of Bryan, TX, Cortlyn Muse and Shelton Muse, Serena Muse, Brittany Russell all of California, thirteen great grandchildren, Mekhi Walker, Dominic, Duncan, Meaqhan, Rhaegan, Jaquinton, Jabari, Arriyana Brown all of Bogalusa, LA, Perion Steele, Lainei Jones all of Texas, Issac Sanford, Briapa Sanford, Marcus Carter all of California; two step brothers, Quinton Jeames of Angie, LA and Paul Johnson of Bogalusa, LA; three step sisters, Denise Jeames of Angie, LA, Vickey Johnson of Baton Rouge, LA and Valer Johnson of Bogalusa, LA and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6:00PM at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. James Magee – Pastor Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.
 
Randy McNeese
July 14, 1971 - May 2, 2017
MARVIN RANDALL “RANDY” MCNEESE, AGE 46 and a resident of Franklinton died Tuesday night May 2, 2017. He was a 1989 graduate of Pine High School and the owner of Randy’s Drywall. He loved fishing and enjoyed watching baseball and football games. Randy liked to plant flower gardens and had even planted a cactus garden. He also liked to collect old Coke bottles and other items. He always loved spending time with his children and family and cared for them deeply.
Survived by: Son: Jacob McNeese of Henleyfield, MS; Daughter: Erica McNeese of Henleyfield, MS; Mother: Elouise Jones of Franklinton; Father: Donald Wayne McNeese of Pine; 4 Brothers and Sisters in law: Jeffery and Mildred McNeese of Kiln, MS, Donald Steven and Angela McNeese of Bogalusa, Bill and Shone McNeese of Thomas, Scott McNeese of Alabama; Former Wife: Melinda McNeese of Henleyfield, MS; Special Friends: Dennis Beall, Heath Wascom; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends
He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Michael “Jody” McNeese and grandparents Marvin and Gertrude Jones and Archie and Alice McNeese.
Visitation will be Saturday May 6th from 10 am until 2 pm at New Beginning Baptist Church, 52224 Hwy. 424 in the Thomas Community. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Saturday with Rev. Keith Branch and Eld. Clyde Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the War Crain Cemetery.
Pallbearers: B.J. McNeese, Patton McNeese, Whitney McNeese, Heath Wascom, Jeremy Forbes, David Ray Smith, Gareth Crumpler
Honorary Pallbearer: Dennis Beall
 
Eddie Will Collins
February 8, 1950 - May 2, 2017
Eddie Will Collins died May 2, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Pamela Smith
August 04, 1951 - May 02, 2017
Ms. Pamela Smith was born August 4, 1951 to the late Mr. Joe and Mrs. Mary Smith of Bogalusa, LA. She departed this life on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in the Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington, LA.
Pamela was a 1969 graduate of Bogalusa High School. After graduating she attended the University of LA at Lafayette and after relocating to New Orleans, LA she attended Spencer Business College and after graduating she begin her long and blessed career with Bellsouth/AT&T working in New Orleans, LA, Atlanta, GA and Bogalusa, LA where she worked for 30 years as a telephone operator.
Pamela was an active member of the Thirkield United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, choir member (President and Director) as we all know she loved singing in the choir, announcement clerk, etc.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Mary and Joe Smith; her grandparents, Ella and Mitchell Carter; her sister, Mary Ella Smith – Fields and her cousin who was like a brother, Alvin C. Carter.
She will be fondly remembered and loved by her four brothers, Joseph Smith, New Orleans, LA, Richard (Gwyn) Smith, Glynn Smith of Bogalusa, LA and Ricky Hill, Jackson, MS; four sisters, Penny S. Mack, Cynthia S. Jackson, Debra A. Smith and Joelnette Collins of Bogalusa, LA; one aunt, Mattie Carter Wallace, Bogalusa, LA; three God-children, Fredrica Fox-Paulk, The Colony, TX, Okeisha Jackson, Lake Charles, LA, and Kelmora Magee of Bogalusa, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, and many more friends especially her Thirkield family and Class of 1969 (BHS/CMHS).
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa, LA from 2:00PM – 5:00PM followed by a family hour from 5:00PM – 6:00PM.
Funeral service will be on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Harry’s Chapel United Methodist Church – Bogalusa, LA at 11:00AM with Rev. Nolan Robinson – Pastor Officiating. Interment – Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.
 
Penny Price Simoneaux
September 26, 1974 - May 2, 2017
Penny Price Simoneaux, age 42, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA. She was born on September 26, 1974 in Fayetteville, NC. Penny loved all her children that she helped raise.
She is survived by her husband, Simon Simoneaux of Bogalusa, LA ; two daughters, Madison Price, and Tori Freeman both of Bogalusa, LA; her son, Dante’ Price of Bogalusa, LA; her mother, Peggy Adcox Miller of Bogalusa, LA; two step-sisters, Annie Adams of Bogalusa, LA, and Gina Conrad of Mandeville, LA; two step-brothers, Danny Thompson of Bogalusa, LA, and Gary (Melissa) Thompson of Mandeville, LA; her niece, Brittany (Chip) Mitchell of Pensacola, FL; two nephews, Peyton Mitchell, and Bryce Mitchell both of Pensacola, FL; a special friend, Fredrick Coker of Bogalusa, LA; and other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Ted Price; two brothers, Trey Price, and Mike Price; her maternal grandparents, H. G. Penny Adcox, Richard and Flora Magee; her paternal grandparents, Billy and Ruth Price; and an uncle, Harold Adcox.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Clarence Mark
October 3, 1939 - May 1, 2017
Clarence Mark died May 1, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Crystal Lee Colombo
September 10, 1967 - April 30, 2017
Crystal Lee Columbo, age 49, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was born in New Orleans, LA on September 10, 1967. She is survived by her son, Da’vid Yisra’el Davis of Bogalusa, LA; her parents, Allen Raymond Colombo and Linda Lee Bergman Colombo of Bogalusa, LA; her sister, Wendi Cipriano of Pearl River, LA; two nieces, Heather Darby of Slidell, LA; and Cassie Colombo of Picayune, MS; a great-niece; and six great-nephews.
Entombment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans, LA on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Leo Burge and Chaplain Paul Corse officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
T.W. Ard
September 15, 1924 - April 29, 2017
T. W. ARD, AGE 92 and a resident of the Hilltop Community passed from this life to his eternal home on Saturday morning April 29, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. T. W. was born on September 15, 1924 and was a charter member of Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church in Stateline. He held several different job titles during his lifetime including farmer, iron factory worker, furniture factory worker, sawmill worker, a carpenter and a Parish Road Crew worker. He retired as a Parish Road Crew Supervisor. T.W. enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who cherished spending time with his family and fellowshipping with his church family.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Evelyn Ard Blair and Sam Blair, Brenda Ard Simon and Nolan Simon all of the Hilltop Community; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Troy Wayne and Michelle Ard of Angie, Darrell Lynn and Wendy Ard of the Hilltop Community; 14 Grandchildren and Spouses: Tyrone and Caron Blair, Vickie Blair Dillon, Michael and Linda Simon, Nicole Simon Gonzales and L.J. Gonzales, Kandace Ard McKenzie and Derrick McKenzie, Troy Ann Ard, Ariel Seal, Holly Seal, Amber Seal Taylor and T.J. Taylor, Sonya Ard, Emily Ard, MaryOnna Ard, Harrison Freeman, Preston Freeman; 20 Great-grandchildren and 9 Great-great-grandchildren; Sister and Brother in law: Carolyn Ard Price and Bruce Price; 3 Brothers and Sisters in law: Aulton and Elizabeth Ard, Claude and Edwina Ard, Donald Ard; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends
He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Bessie Seals Ard, his mother Mollie Thomas Ard, his father and step-mother Willie Ard and Effie Lee Ard, brothers Cecil Ard, Hollis Ard, Alton Ard, Willie Jewel Ard, Kenneth Ard, M.C. Ard, Shirlie Ard and sisters Virgie Ard, Elizabeth Ard and Mavon Ard Caves
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday May 2nd from 5pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Forest Haven Missionary Baptist Church from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Wednesday with Eld. Richard Magee, Eld. Clyde Cooper, Eld. Glynn Erwin and Eld. Yancy Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staffs of St. Tammany Hospital and Hospice of St. Tammany and to their many friends and church family for their loving and caring support.
Pallbearers: Bruce Ard, Charles Ray Ard, Keith Ard, Matthew Ard, Shermit Ellis, Lavon Forbes, Horace Seals, Don Wheat
 
Raymond Smith
January 30, 1964 - April 27, 2017
RAYMOND HAMILTON SMITH, AGE 53 and a resident of Franklinton died Thursday April 27, 2017. He was a 1983 graduate of Franklinton High School and later in life, a big supporter of Demon athletics. After graduation, Raymond obtained an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Design and Golf Course Management in Lake City, FL. He then began his career in Vero Beach, FL before returning to Franklinton. Raymond was the Superintendent of Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville for many years before becoming Superintendent of the Franklinton Country Club. Raymond was currently the owner of My 3 Sons Lawn Care. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball and other sports. He also enjoyed fishing and playing golf. Raymond liked to grill outdoors and loved camping, where he could relax with his family and friends. He was always a loving husband, father, brother and friend that will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Survived by: Wife: Sharon Rogers Smith of Franklinton; 3 Sons: Jordan Smith and his fiancé Rachel Branch, Trevor Smith, Tayor Smith all of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Donald George and Evelyn Smith of Munich, Germany,
Gary and Barbara Smith of Baton Rouge; Sister and Brother in law: Rachelle and Billy Ray Fisher of Mandeville; Father in law and Mother in law: L.B. and James Henry Rogers of Franklinton; Sister in law and Brother in law: Karen and Kenneth Armand of Franklinton; Brother in law: Marty Rogers of Franklinton; Nephews and Nieces and Spouses: Austin Armand, Chelsea Armand, Paul Fisher, Sara and Ben Lee, Laura and Miles Dixon, Neil Smith, Kelly and Dominic Glover, Meggie Smith; Also numerous great-nephews, great-nieces and a many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents George Smith and Norma Trezza Smith.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 29th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Edward Penton officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Gary Smith, Billy Ray Fisher, Marty Rogers, Paul Fisher, Steve Alexander, Mike McNeal
Honorary Pallbearers: Andy Stires, Carl Johnson
 
Stephen Stone Brister
April 5, 1949 - April 26, 2017
Stephen Stone Brister, age 68, a resident of Lafayette, LA, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Golden Age Nursing Home in Denham Springs, LA. He was a Sheriff’s Deputy for Washington Parish Sheriff’s Department and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Department, and also worked with the Causeway Patrol. He was born on April 5, 1949 in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his former wives, June David Brister of Lewisburg, LA, and Helen Ruberts of Folsom, LA; a daughter, Bridget Marie Degioanni (Geoff) of Lewisburg, LA; and three grandchildren, Ashley Marie Degioanni, Blake Andrew Degioanni, and Hunter Wade Degioanni.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Badon Brister and Vivian Honaker Brister.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Mark Hollingsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Jerry Robert Gorum, Sr.
December 24, 1948 - April 26, 2017
Jerry Robert Gorum Sr. age 69 passed away on April 26, 2017 at his residence in Bogalusa La. He was a US Navy veteran serving in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife Joyce Burkett Gorum of Bogalusa, La, three sons, Kenny Douglas Gorum of Bogalusa, Keith Darryl Gorum of Bogalusa, and Jerry Scott Gorum of Loranger La. Two daughters Melody Ann Gorum of Bogalusa and Cassie Marie Gorum of Bogalusa. Two brothers Lamar Gorum of Pickensville Alabama, and Lewis Gorum Hattiesburg Ms. One sister Linda Julian of Demopolis Alabama. Nine grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Kate Mitchell Gorum.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Friday April 28, 2017 from 6 p.m. til 9 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 8 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #24.
 
Melissa Kay Rodgers
July 22, 1968 - April 25, 2017
Melissa Jenkins “Missy” Rodgers, 48, a resident of Angie, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the home of her mother in Angie.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Rodgers of Angie, LA; her son, Allen Rodgers of Angie, LA; her mother, Gladys Jenkins of Angie, LA; her sister, Angela (Mark) Hillhouse of Angie, LA; her brother, Rev. Chad (Amy) Jenkins of Bogalusa, LA; her mother-in-law, Sherrial Rodgers of Tyler, TX; her father-in-law-in-law, Jerry (Ginger) Rodgers of Bay Town, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Hardy Jenkins; her paternal grandparents, Manson and Edith Jenkins; and her maternal grandparents, Barney and Ruth Kuhn.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chad Jenkins, Rev. Rusty Kuhn, and Rev. Nathan Lott officiating. Interment will follow at Jenkins Family Cemetery, M. Jenkins Road, Highway 436, Angie, LA 70426.
 
Willie Elliott Newsom, Jr.
March 02, 1966 - April 25, 2017
Willie Elliott Newsom, Jr., a resident of Kentwood passed away at 4:35 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home. He was born March 2, 1966 in Raceland and was 51 years of age.
He is survived by his mother, Judy Corkern Little and step father, Larry; brother, Larry Little, Jr. and wife, Kathleen; sister, Jennifer Vicknair and husband, Anthony; half sisters, Karyn Prevost, Candie Brister, and Michelle Kelley; fiancé, Cee Cee Pittman; nephew, Kale Booty; nieces, Kelsey Kleinpeter and Kymber Booty Alford and her four children and numerous other nieces and nephews, which he loved dearly.
Preceded in death by his father, Willie Newsom, Sr. and his grandparents, Myrtle Mixon Corkern and Willie and Helen Newsom.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from  10 AM until religious services at 1 PM Friday, April 28, 2017. Interment Sylvest Cemetery, Amite.
 
Willie Fae Hodges
January 6, 1943 - April 25, 2017
Willie Fae Hodges, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his residence in Angie, LA. He was born on January 5, 1943 in Varnado, LA.
He is survived by his children, Kimberly (Frederick) Smith, and Jesse (Shelley) Hodges both of Bogalusa, LA, Rhonda (Rocky) Sanders, Bonnie (John) Brooks, Theresa (Andy) Aultman all of MS, Willie Jay (Lynn) Hodges of Silver Creek, MS, Willie Ray Hodges of AZ, and David (Nancy) Hodges of Shelburne Falls, MA; sisters, Brenda (Eddie) Newsom of Bogalusa, LA, and Mary (Ken) Hamilton of FL; brothers, Ray (Gladys) Hodges of Silver Creek, MS and Steve (Linda) Hodges of New Hebron, MS; twenty one grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by by his wife, Dorothy Mae Hodges; his daughters, Katie Sumrall, and Carol Anita Hodges; his son, Kevin Hodges; his mother, Vondora Hodges; his father, Ephrum Wilbur Hodges; and a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn (Oscar) McCain.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ray Hodges officiating. Interment will follow at Hodges Cemetery.
 
Rebecca "Becky" Peters Day
August 07, 1959 - April 24, 2017
Rebecca "Becky" Peters Day, a resident of Tangipahoa, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born August 7, 1959 in Palaka, FL and was 57 years of age.
She is survived by her husband, Carlis J. “Carl” Day; daughter, Carla Day Hilbun and husband, Daniel; and sister, Deborah Jones.
Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Margaret Peters; brothers, Leslie and John Peters and her sister, Pamela Peters.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 PM until 9 PM, Thursday and  from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM Friday, April 28, 2017. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. 
 
Julie Jefferson Harry
February 04, 1921 - April 23, 2017
On Sunday night, April 23, 2017, God called her home; thus, 96 years rolled into eternity. 
Julie Jefferson Harry was born to the union of the late Mr. Thomas Harvey Jefferson, Sr., and the late Mrs. Effie Weary Jefferson in Angie, LA.
She was baptized at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church. She was a very active member in her church. She was a member of the Missionary Society and used her beautiful alto voice in the church choir. Additionally, she enjoyed working with the elderly in the church as well as in the community. She was educated in the public schools of Washington Parish. Julie was a graduate of the first class of Wesley Ray High School of Angie, LA. She graduated at the top of her class in 1941. Julie was a faithful employee at Washington Parish Health Unit for many years. 
Julie was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Harry, Sr.; three sons, Milton D. Harry, Sr., Thomas Harvey Harry, Sr., Arnold L. Harry, Sr.; her parents, Thomas Harvey Jefferson, Sr., Effie Weary Jefferson and Zena Bickham Jefferson; five sisters, Lottie J. Marks, Willie Viola Pittman, Daisy Brown, Naomi Brown, Willie Mae Spikes; four brothers, Nevers L. Jefferson, Lucious Jefferson, Sr., Thomas Harvey Jefferson, Jr., Joseph Jefferson, Sr. 
She leaves to cherish her fond memories; three sons, Willie A. (Elmira) Jefferson of New Orleans, LA, Otto Harry (Anne), Jr. of Tyler, TX, Anthony E. Harry of Angie, LA; one daughter, Dr. Zena M. Thompson of Waldorf, MD; six brothers, Marshall L. Jefferson, Sr., Freddie H. Jefferson, I, Marvin A. (Athrin) Jefferson, Sr., all of Angie, LA, Clarence J. (Clarissa) Jefferson of Jackson, MS, Cleveland (Myrtle) Jefferson of Baton Rouge, LA, Rev. Julius (Carol) Jefferson of Pikesville, MD; three additional daughters-in-law, Willie Deloris Harry of Bogalusa, LA, Margie Harry Pennington of Baton Rouge, LA, Vickie Harry of Angie, LA; three sisters-in-law, Alice Jefferson, Joannie Jefferson of Angie, LA, Aona Jefferson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; four godchildren, Ryan Jefferson, Varerie Liddell, Demetria Rena Burton of Angie, LA and Patricia Harry Hines; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be from 9 am to 11 am on May 1, 2017 followed at 11 am by the Funeral Service  at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie, Louisiana.
 
Joyce M. Taylor
September 27, 1929 - April 21, 2017
Joyce M. Taylor age 87, passed away on April 21, 2017 at her residence in Bogalusa La. She was a nurse for 22 years working at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center. She was also a member of The Bogalusa Congregation Of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She is survived by two sons, David O. Taylor "Lisa" of Bogalusa, and Clifton Ray "Kip" Taylor "Minnie" of Bogalusa La. One sister Myrtis Penton of Varnado, La. Three grandchildren, Kip Michael Taylor "Angela", Courtney Michelle Broome "Donny", Jeremy Andrew Taylor. Great grandchildren, Austin Taylor, Kenley Taylor, Jaiden Taylor, Olivia Broome, and John Broome.
She is preceded in death by her husband Willie Ray Taylor, Parents Charles and Bessie Rester McNeese, Brothers, Gary and Clifton McNeese. Sisters, Shirley McClendon, Gladys Nastasi, and Doris "Dot" Coleman.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown McGehee Funeral Home on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Cremation will follow and a private graveside will be held at a later date.
 
Robbie Gerald
February 19, 1983 - April 21, 2017
ROBERT EARL “ROBBIE” GERALD, AGE 34 and a resident of Bogalusa died early Friday morning April 21, 2017 at his home. He was a 2001 graduate of Pine High School that enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. Robbie also enjoyed playing baseball and video games. He liked to work on his computer after completing computer-related courses at Sullivan Vocational School. Robbie really liked to joke around with his friends and family. He always adored his little sister and cherished the opportunity to be a father figure to her.
Survived by: Mother: Jennifer Gerald Perry of Bogalusa; Father and Step-mother: Bobby Earl and Tekie Thomas of Thomas; Brother: Glenn Allen Gerald of Mandeville; Sisters: Autumn Rose Perry of Bogalusa, Jessica Elizabeth Thomas, Kayla Danielle Thomas, Miranda Chantel Thomas; Grandmother: Carolyn Verdin of Pine; Grandfather: Bobby Earl Thomas, Sr.; 2 Nieces: Aria Gail Boone, Chira Sirene Thomas; Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Chinesa Martin.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday April 23rd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine First Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jephrey Gerald, Steve Merritt, Robert Lamparski, Randall Forbes, Wilson Gerald, Loiden Chappetta
 
Betty Jane Smith
March 22, 1933 - April 20, 2017
BETTY JANE SMITH, AGE 83 and a native and resident of the Hays Creek Community died at 12:29 am Thursday April 20, 2017 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. She was a longtime resident of Yazoo City, MS where she worked for the Southern Bag Corporation for 34 years before retiring as the Vice President of Human Resources. Betty was a member of the Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church that enjoyed completing crossword and Sudoku puzzles. She loved to read all different types of books and also enjoyed tending to her yard and pet dogs.
Survived by: 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Ben and Myra Smith of Zwolle, LA, Mike and Tania Smith of Prairieville, LA; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents B.J. Smith and Vera Wood Smith, sisters Mildred Smith and Helen Smith, sister and brother in law Mary Smith Brumfield and Elgin Brumfield and a nephew Bobby Brumfield.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 22nd from 6 pm until 8 pm and after 12 pm on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Frederick Brumfield and Rev. Rick Elder officiating. Burial will follow in the Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Byron Brumfield, Mark Jenkins, Raymond Gerald, Jonathan Gerald, Derek Adams, Justin Jenkins, Richie Green, Nick Smith
Honorary Pallbearers: James Romano, Randy Borne, Jim Smith
 
Emma Louise Darden Busby
November 21, 1923 - April 19, 2017
Emma Louise Darden Busby, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Born November 21, 1923 in Blocton, AL. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, and a long-time employee of Cases Shoe Store. A loving mother and grandmother, with a kind and generous heart. Her love for cooking will be remembered by family and friends.
She is survived by her son, William Len Busby; and daughter, Kim Busby Crowe; her brother, William Howard Darden, Sr.; and sister-in-law, Hazel Darden; her grandchildren, Michael Len Busby, Darrin Keith Busby (Billie Jo), Justin Paul Jacobs (Marie), Amy Nicole Alldredge (Daniel), Steven Christopher Blackwell (Jessica), Corey Nicole McGehee (Cory), Allen Frank Busby (Cherie), Kevin George Busby; and nineteen great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Tap” Busby; her parents, Milstead “Mic” Darden and Leila Mosley Darden; her brothers, Cecil Darden, Jene Darden, Harvey Darden, James “J.D” Darden; and her sisters, Exer Darden Fullman and Lois Darden Crockett.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m with Rev. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Janie F. Ashmore
October 31, 1944 - April 19, 2017
Janie F. Ashmore, age 73 and a resident of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond.
She is survived by daughter, Laura Ashmore; son in law, Skip Verdin; grandson, Michael Joseph Cardy; brother, Albert Frazier and wife, Dollie; special first cousin, Helen Newsom; sisters in law, Jan LaBorde, Faye Dunlap, Linda de Monye', Dale Rochel and Lillie Bovard and brothers in law, Buddy Bovard and Lance LaBorde.
Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Joseph Ashmore; parents, Burton and Hazel Frazier; and nieces, Hollie Frazier and Janet Ann Easley.
Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church from 6 PM until 9 PM on Friday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen and Rev. Donnie Easley. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Easley, Michael Cardy, Skip Verdin, Joey Harrell, Jimmy Harrell, Eugene Horton and Ralph Cardy. Honorary pallbearers will be Lance LaBorde and Albert Frazier.
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.
 
Pearlean Washington
August 24, 1942 - April 17, 2017
Pearlean Washington passed away April 17, 2017 at Lakeview Medical Center in Covington, LA. She was born to the late Walter Sanders and Dollie Warren in Tylertown, Mississippi.
She is survived by her husband Shelton Washington; her sons, Michael Anthony, Franklinton, LA, Andrew Anthony, Jr., New Orleans, LA and Derrick Anthony, New Orleans, LA; one daughter, Sandra Anthony Causey, Arlington, TX; she had four brothers, Otis Sanders, Alameda, CA, Kenneth Sanders, Franklinton, LA, Bernard Burton, Kenner, LA; one God brother, Charlie Ray Warren of Bogalusa, LA; she had two sisters, Annie Sanders and Freddie Straughter both of Franklinton, LA.
She leaves 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a family hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton, LA.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12:00 noon at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Reverend Johnny Causey - Pastor officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements.
 
Glenn Dennis Adams
March 23, 1936 - April 16, 2017
Glenn Dennis Adams, born on March 23, 1936 in Washington Parish, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 81. He was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Post #24 in Bogalusa, LA. He loved going to Ben’s Ford Baptist Church. He also loved listening to Blue Grass music.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Frances Willene Crain Adams of Crossett, Arkansas; his daughter, Sheila Davis of Bogalusa, LA; his son, Nick Adams (April) of Crossett, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Jeremy Adam Grantham of Bogalusa, LA, and Brandon Allen Davis of Henleyfield, MS; a special friend, Huey Mizell; his dog, Buddy; and many family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, McCauley Adams and Leatta Bush Adams; his sister, Agnes Voth; and his brother, Carliss Adams.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 12:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Patrick Magee officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens with Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
 
Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr.
September 13, 1931 - April 18, 2017
Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr., a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 3:35 PM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg. He was born September 13, 1931 in Spring Creek and was 85 years of age.
He is survived by his sons, Daniel Smith and wife, Karen, and James Smith; daughter, Pamela Gullick and husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Joyce, Danny, Dewayne, Stephanie, Madison, Ryan, Clesea and Kurt; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother, Carl Smith, and his sister, Betty Jo. 
Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joyce Smith and his grandson, Keith Strahan.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 AM until religious services at 12 Noon Saturday, April 22, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek.
 
Roger Hunt, Sr.
March 5, 1954 - April 18, 2017
ROGER DELTON HUNT, SR., AGE 63 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 7:15 pm Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a farrier for 38 years, shoeing horses for about 100 clients throughout southeast Louisiana and nearby Mississippi counties. Roger loved trail riding with his covered wagon and horses, his favorite of which was Chic, that passed on a few years before. He was known as Roger Buck to many of his friends and he enjoyed the outdoors and spending time at the campfire. He loved to visit Tennessee regularly and visit the Amish country there. He adored his grandchildren and family. Roger and his wife had a special saying to each other…“I Love You a whole bunch, and more every day.”
Survived by: Wife of 45 years: Dody Hunt of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Roger Hunt, Jr. and Kelly Hunt of Franklinton; 5 Grandchildren: Cody Winget, Wyatt Winget, Gage Winget, Blaze Winget, Tyler Hunt; Parents: Dee and June Hunt of Covington; Brother and Sister in law: Richard and Samantha Hunt of Covington; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Brenda and Raymond Clelland of Covington, Diane and Hershel Dunn of Carriere, MS; Also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law and many friends.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 22nd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Gage Winget, Raymond Clelland, Bruce Clelland, Brian Clelland, Jamie Ladner, Floyd Magee
Honorary Pallbearers are grandchildren Cody, Wyatt, Blaze and Tyler
 
Oneida Stringer Thomas
October 1, 1920 - April 16, 2017
Oneida Stringer Thomas, age 96 died Sunday, April 16, 2017 in her home. She was a resident of Bogalusa and a member of Pine Grove Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. She worked in the Garment Factory, Dexter School cafeteria, and Travis’ Grocery and Market.
She is survived by two sons, Travis (Denise) Thomas of Bogalusa and Jerry (Nancy) Thomas of Sandy Hook, MS; two daughters, Janell (Charles) Lumpkin of McNeil, MS and Brenda McNutt, Burkeville, TX; three sisters, Kathren Crain of Denham Springs, LA, Peggy Populis of Walker, LA, and Betty Rothermel of Aztec, NM; 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 27 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ottis Stringer and Lille Lowery Stringer; her husband, Virgil Thomas; her son, V.L. Thomas; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue Wednesday morning, April 19, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel. Rev Dewayne Ball and Rev Clyde Cooper will officiate. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
James Iverson Watson
December 13, 1952 - April 15, 2017
Jim Iverson Watson passed from this life on April 15, 2017 at his home at age 64. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Jim undoubtable left a mark and lasting impression on everyone he met. As a master carpenter, he not only built the most beautiful homes in the area but had the vision and creativity to help others visualize their dreams for their projects. A man of the land, Jim was an excellent beef cattle farmer and gardener. Every year, Jim’s garden would not only sustain the family with beautiful vegetables, but he generously fed many of the people in his community for whom he had the utmost care and respect. In addition, Jim was known for his sweet honey, which he harvested by the gallons. He loved reading—fiction, non-fiction, farming magazines and would sometimes read a book in just a few hours. A hard-working man, Jim was recognized by many in the community in his old blue truck with his dog companions riding with him. He was there to help anyone. Jim’s biggest joy was spending time with his granddaughter Noah Claire or as he liked to call her Peanut. They shared many experiences – trips to the barn, cooking projects, badminton and just hanging out in each other’s company. For those who knew Jim, there was never a dull moment. He will be dearly missed by many and thought of often for his one-of-a-kind personality.
Survived by wife Sylvia Lindsly Watson, son Jeremiah Watson and wife Kristin, granddaughter Noah Claire, loving sisters Martha, Mary, Irene and Pat; nieces and nephews.  
He was preceded in death by his parents Willie B. Watson and Bettie Belle Muse Watson.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away…He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” Revelation 21:4-7.
Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church on Tuesday April 18 from 6pm to 8pm and Wednesday April 19 from 8 am until service at 11 am.
Memorial donations may be made to the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston TX 77210 for cancer research or Pine Ridge United Methodist Church, 3893 Hwy 440, Kentwood, LA 70444 or charity of choice.
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Dewey Thomas
July 2, 1930 - April 15, 2017
JOHN DEWEY THOMAS, AGE 86 and a lifelong resident of the Thomas Community died Saturday evening April 15, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a longtime member of Thomas First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for over 50 years. Dewey was the owner/operator of Thomas Tractor Sales. He served for many years on the Washington Parish Police Jury and also on the Washington Parish School Board. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War era.
Survived by: Wife of 60 years: Frankie Dillon Thomas of Thomas; Son and Daughter in law: David and Dwana Thomas of Thomas; 2 Grandchildren: Matthew Thomas, Jessica Thomas; Brother: Douglas Thomas of Thomas; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Ada Merle Menish, Ledonia Hill both of Bogalusa, Janette and Tommy Ahlman of Thomas; Sister in law: Shirley Thomas of Thomas; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends
He was preceded in death by his parents Commodore Thomas and Marie Ard Thomas, 2 brothers and a sister in law Simon and Elizabeth Thomas, Phillip Thomas, 3 sisters and brothers in law Elizabeth and Herman Thomas, Waver and Houston Jordan, Isabelle and James Hayman and a sister in law Christine Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday April 16th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Monday at Thomas First Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Monday with Rev. Shadd Pittman and Eld. Richard Magee officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the Thomas First Baptist Church Building Fund (30354 Hwy 424, Franklinton, LA 70438)
Pallbearers: Clay Thomas, Mike Thomas, Sean Caldwell, Ronald Bello, Randy Branch, Bradley Barber
Honorary Pallbearers: Clayton “Dinky” Knight, Johnny Crain, Dr. Jerry Thomas, David Wood, Bobby Crowe, David "Squirrel" Thomas and deacons of Thomas First Baptist Church Harold Thomas, Robbie Michel, Danny Thomas, Lewis Breland
 
April Franchesca DiFabrizio
December 15, 1968 - April 11, 2017
April Franchesca DiFabrizio, age 48, born on December 15, 1968 in Charleston, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at her residence in Covington, LA.
The sweetest smile and laughter like sunshine in our day. A mother’s precious treasure suddenly left our life today. Talent with creativity a wondrous gift she had loved making people happy now gone and love ones sad. Always had far-reaching vision’s and many facet’s, she was a gem. The life she so traveled shattered heartbreak, we mourn her end.
She was charmed and love working aboard, “The SS Monterrey”, its maiden voyage leaving New York, Panama Canal, California, and Hawaii was their home base. Had many friends in San Francisco working at Fisherman’s Wharf until the earthquake in 1989. She returned to New Orleans found herself working on the Mississippi Queen Cruise lines traveling on the Mississippi River to Minnesota. She was a surgical tech and she worked in several hospitals. April was a lovely person her heart was her best part.
Survivors include loving mother April Bersin of Madisonville, LA; aunts, Eleanor Ringel of West VA; and Alice Kerner of CA; special friend, Art Riley; her lovely cats, Lucy and Daisy; and cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her twin brother, Nicholas Michael DiFabrizio; and her father, Dennis Michael DiFabrizio.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Lovell Johnson
June 22, 1959 - April 11, 2017
Lovell Johnson was born June 22, 1959 to the late Joseph Johnson, Jr. and Ora Lee Brumfield Johnson in Bogalusa, LA. He departed this life on April 11, 2017 at 7:30 AM at the Our Lady of The Angel Hospital. He was the last child of eight siblings.
He leaves to cherish his memory; one son, Ryhem Johnson of Detroit, MI; two daughters, Lee Ora Johnson of Las Vegas, NV, and Kierra Johnson of Detroit, MI; two brothers, Charles (Gayle) Johnson, of Bogalusa, LA, and Willie Ray Johnson of Houston, TX; four sisters, Janie Lee Peters, Gilda Bell, and Rose (Eddie) Adams, all of Bogalusa, LA, and Barbara (Ron) Felice of Richmond, TX; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Ora Lee) Jonson; and one brother, Clifton Brumfield.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 am at Crain and Son’s in Bogalusa, LA, followed by Funeral Services at 1:00 pm with Rev, Charlie Parker officiating.
 
Ora Ellen Varnado James
October 26, 1916 - April 11, 2017
ELLEN VARNADO JAMES, AGE 100 and a resident of Franklinton, LA passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 surrounded by family members. She was born on October 26, 1916; the firstborn child of Henry Newton Varnado and Ora Ellen McCain Varnado. She married Clyde Walter James of the Hayes Creek Community on February 10, 1951. They moved to Covington, LA where they raised their family. In the 1960’s they moved back to Franklinton, LA.
Ellen was a member of Franklinton First Baptist Church and the A.W. Robbins Sunday School class. For many years she was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 113 and NARFE. She loved to read, sew and cook. She and Clyde enjoyed the many camping trips they made with brother and sister in law, LeRoy and Cathy James. She loved her family and the time she spent with them – the visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her favorite. 
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Joni James Brindle and Steven Brindle of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Randy C. and Diane James of Franklinton; Those that made her Grand and their spouses: Clay and Lisa James of Ponchatoula, Craig and Kandi James of Sandy Hook, Cori and Chris Clemmer of Orefield, PA, Ross and Heather Brindle of Broken Arrow, OK, Molli and Kevin Bond of Franklinton; Those that made her Great: Marlee James and Mila James, Olivia James, Mason Clemmer, Danica Clemmer and Colton Clemmer, Vivian Brindle, Emma Hill; Sister: Margaret Varnado Fussell of Franklinton; Brother in law and Sister in law: Roy and Kathy James of Covington; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years Clyde Walter James, her parents Henry Newton Varnado and Ora Ellen McCain Varnado, brother and sister in law Ray and Sally Varnado, brothers in law and sisters in law Harold Fussell, Alton and Irma James, Geneva and Pat Edwards and Malcolm and Rosetta James.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday April 14th from 12 pm until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Dale Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Hayes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to her caregivers Ethel Williams, Edith Smith, Shemeka Dillon and Sheila Seal for their loving support through the years. 
 
Josie Mae Williams
March 08, 1948 - April 10, 2017
Josie Mae Williams, born March 8, 1948, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at age 69 at her residence. 
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 52 years, Lee Voine Williams, Sr.; five daughters, Christina Terrie ( Torrence) Gary of Hendersonville, North Carolina, De’Beauchee Vondell (Toriano) Peters, Sandra (Hilbert) Lewis, Letha Enotris (Robert) Williams, Pamela Williams all of Bogalusa, LA; seven sons, Lee Voine (Sidney) Williams, Jr. of West Point, New York, Charles (Jodi) Williams of Trenton, Ohio, James Williams of Jacksonville, Florida, John (Natasha) Williams of Arlington, Virginia, Job Williams of Texas, Daniel (Darcel) Williams of Lacombe, LA and Brandon (Erica) Williams of Bogalusa, LA; a host of Grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Wilma Jane Dunn and granddaughter, Joleeza Dunn.
Visitation will be Friday, April 14, 2017 2:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home- Bogalusa. The Family hour will be 6:00PM – 7:00PM.
The funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday, April 15, 2017 at The Kingdom of God Church 814 Union Ave. Bogalusa, LA with Rev. M.J. Galloway, officiating. The interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements. 
 
Jackson Louis Brumfield
May 1, 1931 - April 10, 2017
JACKSON LOUIS BRUMFIELD, AGE 85 and a resident of Franklinton died Monday morning April 10, 2017 at his home. He was born to the late John A. Brumfield and Ophelia Bridges Brumfield in the Hayes Creek Community on May 1, 1931. Jackson married his high school sweetheart, Mary Louise Magee in 1954. Soon after, he became the first athlete from Franklinton to play for a professional sports team. “Stonewall Jackson” played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League until an injury cut short his professional career. He then served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill for 2 years before he and Mary Lou moved to Terrebonne Parish, where he taught school and coached for over 10 years.
Jackson eventually made his way back to Franklinton where he became a successful dairy farmer and football coach at Bowling Green School. He was also a co-owner of S&M Fertilizer Company. He was a longtime member and deacon of Clifton Baptist Church, where he also taught Sunday school. Jackson enjoyed gardening which allowed him to share his vegetables with those in his community. He also enjoyed playing golf and following his grandchildren in whichever pursuits they participated in. He loved children and helped support their causes, be it those of his family, church or at Bowling Green School. He would also play the role of Santa Claus for his family gathering each year.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Sheila and Jerry Guy, Jackie and Randy Thomas, Jewel and Jerry Fruge all of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses: Curt and Melina Guy, Laura Guy, Shelley Thomas, Emily and Wes Stewart, Caleb Fruge, Cailee Fruge; 2 Great-grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Wayne and Linda Brumfield of Mt. Hermon; Sister in law and Brother in law: Anna Dell and Phillip Creel of Franklinton; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Mary Louise Magee Brumfield, 4 brothers John R. Brumfield, Elgin Brumfield, Denman Brumfield, Jimmy Brumfield and 2 nephews Reggie Brumfield, Denny Brumfield.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday April 12th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday at Clifton Baptist Church (27312 Hwy. 25) from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Thursday with Rev. Tony Hicks and nephew Rev. Frederick Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Hayes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to his caregivers Brenda Magee and Irma Singleton for their support through the years.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Clifton Baptist Church Youth Fund.
 
Christopher Bernard Harris 
September 18, 1967 - April 8, 2017
Brother Christopher Bernard Harris was born September 18, 1967 to the late Clarence and Myrtis Harris Sr. and was the youngest of fifteen children. At an early age he was baptized at Allen Temple COGIC in Bogalusa, LA. He attended Bogalusa High School and was the quarterback for the football team. "I was the fastest on the team". Bernard met Gail in 1989 and later wed in in 1998. To this union a daughter was born, Carissa Rebecca Harris and son was gained, Noel Gallo (from Gail's previous relationship.
In 1998 Bernard was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and fought with this disease for many years with his wife by his side. In his past time, Bernard loved playing dominos, watching his favorite football team; the New Orleans Saints, eating his cookies and honey burns, going to church to listen to the gospel choirs, and when stricken to his BMW (wheelchair), he would rock all the babies to sleep. Bernard became a member of the Faith, Hope and Charity COGIC under the late Supt. Felton Brumfield presently Eld. Antoine Brumfield. Christopher departed the earth April 8, 2017 at his home with his wife, daughter and grand-daughter, Kjalyn by his side.
Bernard will be forever cherished by: his loving wife, Gail Harris, his daughter, Carissa Harris, he son Noel (Charnelle) Gallo; three granddaughters: Kjalyn Webb, Nakaria Gallo and Kavaina Hurd, five grandsons: Randy Jackson, Nigel Gallo, Treamaine Chatman, Jermaine Chatman and Trevell Hills; two god children: Ae'Raeil Watson and AyDenn Watson; seven sisters: Rosie Lee McGowan, Helen Riley, Christine (Ralph)Graves, Hazel Harrington, Aline Silas, Lovie (Ronald) Torregano and Gloria Ladner; five brothers: Tommy Silas, M. L. Ladner, Ladelle Ladner, Jesse (Juanita) Ladner and Clarence Harris Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Christopher was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Myrtis Harris, two siblings, Lieutenant Ladner and Laverne Ladner and a brother in law, Mike Harrington.
 
Evelyn Dyson
January 22, 1930 - April 08, 2017
Evelyn Harris Dyson passed away on April 8, 2017 at the age of 87 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Evelyn, or “Freck” as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of John and Laura Harris of Bogalusa, LA. and was number 6 of 7 siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Melodysse F. Dyson and four siblings. Beloved to all, she was a longtime resident of New Orleans, LA. In 2005, after hurricane Katrina ravished her historic Ponchatrain Park neighborhood, she relocated to Garland, TX and finally settled into her own home in Baton Rouge LA. 
Born and raised in Bogalusa, LA. Evelyn, along with two other siblings, converted to Catholicism at a young age and was baptized in Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa, LA. She attended high School at Central Memorial in Bogalusa where she played basketball and earned the nickname “rooster” due to her fiery red hair. Her basketball skills earned her a scholarship to Grambling State University where she played basketball and was a majorette in the historic Tiger Marching Band. She was also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. 
Evelyn retired from 30 years of dedicated service as a school teacher with the New Orleans Parish School System, and she was also an entrepreneur. She sold her handmade decorative ceramics, encyclopedias, reading programs, and her famed lemon extract cakes baked from a recipe shared by her beloved sister-in-law, Myrtle Dyson. She was a member of the American Business Women Association and was honored in the 70’s with the Woman of the Year award. 
Evelyn loved crafts and sewing. A style fashionista, she often altered her store-bought clothing to reflect her keen sense of style. At Christmas she gifted her family with pillows reflecting the Nativity Story. This past Christmas she made pillows with family’s football affiliations of LSU, OU, SU and (of course) the New Orleans Saints. 
Evelyn’s true love was cooking and what brought her the most joy was cooking for her family and friends. She was an accomplished cook and will always be remembered by her delectable and elaborate holiday meals which always included her fabulous Gumbo. 
Blessed with a sweet spirit, kindness to all was Evelyn’s claim. She was soft spoken but not to be mistaken for shy. She had a quick wit and a sly sense of humor that you might miss if you weren’t paying attention. She loved serving her family and others. Cherishing these memories and many more are her devoted daughters, Melodye D. Baham (Baton Rouge, LA) and Evelyn “Kellye” Dyson Lee (Garland, TX), sons-in-law, Theodore Wayne Baham and Don L. Lee, beloved grandsons, Corey W. Baham (Stillwater, OK) and Theodore Brent Baham (Baton Rouge, LA); daughter- in- law, Jamie Baham; great-grandsons, Maxwell E. Baham and Mason A. Baham; siblings, Ursuline H. Smith (Houston, TX) and Benny G. Harris (New Orleans, LA); sister in law, Gwen Harris; and a host of relatives and friends. A special recognition goes to Lynn T. Richardson (Niece) and Sharlette “Nunu” Blanchard (neighbor) her faithful companions and friends who allowed her to live independently in her home until she departed for her final resting place. 
A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 4700 Pineda St. at 10:00 a.m. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be held in Franklinton, Louisiana at Sweet Home Church cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband Melodysse F. Dyson. Family and friends are invited to attend the services. Arrangements handled by Crain and Son’s Funeral home, Franklinton, LA. 
 
Lana Jo Cantrell Todd
April 8, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Sister, Aunt, and friend Lana Jo Cantrell Todd. Lana passed, at age 66, early in the morning hours of April 8th after a long battle with COPD.
Lana was born in Bogalusa, LA and grew up in Franklinton, LA where she graduated from Franklinton High School. She then attended L.S.U., P.R.C. and S.L.U. Lana decided to live in Baton Rouge and worked retail until being hired by the State of Louisiana Housing and Finance Agency where she worked for decades and was lauded with awards for her performance. She retired from the Louisiana School Retirement System. Lana was extremely artistic and loved creating something out of little to nothing. Her love and wit went into everything she crafted. She was most renowned for her cloths pin dolls. Many will remember her 20 plus years at the Broadmoor Arts and Crafts Festival. However, her favorite hobby was spending time with her granddaughter, Camryn. She will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched.
Lana is survived by her daughter, Carrie Todd Yelverton and her spouse Eric Yelverton of Central, and their daughters Aubrey and Camryn; sisters, Terry Seal of Franklinton and Janice O’Connor of Baton Rouge; and brother, Wayne Cantrell and spouse Pat Webb Cantrell of Bell Vista, AR.
She was preceded in death by husband, Harry Todd Jr. of Baker; parents, Vaughn and Josye Cantrell of Franklinton; and sisters, Roxanne Burris and Evon Koonse.
Pallbearers will be Vincent Misita, Brent Misita, Vic Todd, Jr., Rusty Todd, Michael Todd, Scott Blair, Chris Blair and Landon O’Connor. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Blair and George O’Connor, Jr.
Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East Chapel, 11000 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm with religious services at 6 pm Wednesday conducted by Rev. Rodney Wood. Graveside services will be at noon on Thursday, April 13, in the Ellis Cemetery in Franklinton.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to or Franklinton First Baptist Church.
 
Ouita F Jourdan
December 7, 1933 - April 8, 2017
Ouita F. Jourdan born December 7, 1933 went home to be with The Lord on April 8, 2017 at the age of 83. She was a a member of Hebron Baptist Church of Bush, La.
She leaves behind a son, Miles Simpson of Bush, La. and daughter, Sheila Aulbach of Sun, La., 2 sisters, Verna Lee Keaton of Bogalusa and Marjorie Gittenger of North Carolina, 3 grandchildren, Terrence Kent, Joshua Kent and Rita Aulbach, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Hebron Baptist Church of Bush, La.
 
Skyler Daniel Burch
April 8, 2017
SKYLER DANIEL BURCH, the infant son of Lindsey Ann Fleming and Kevin Don Burch of Bay St. Louis, MS was delivered into the arms of God at 5:30 am Saturday April 8, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center.
Jesus said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Also Survived by: 2 Brothers: Dorian Christopher-Michael Beaver, Luke Kevin Fazekas; Grandparents: Robert Daniel “Bobby” Fleming of Picayune, MS, Patricia “Patti” and Chris Schouest of Franklinton, Robin and Sue Burch of Mt. Hermon; Aunt and Uncle: Erica and Lee Navarre of Livingston; 2 Cousins: Noah Michael Navarre, Claire Renee Navarre
A graveside funeral service will be held in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery at 11:00 am Friday April 14th with Rev. Scott Spinks officiating.
 
Jessie M. Miller
February 14, 1931 - April 07, 2017
Jessie M. Miller was born February 14, 1931 from the union of Purvis and Lona Anthony in Franklinton, Louisiana. She attended the Washington Parish School System in Franklinton where she was a lifelong resident. 
On March 23, 1948, she married Samuel Louis Miller and from that union eight children were born. 
She was a warm, generous, kind and compassionate person. Over the years, she shared her home with many guests who soon viewed her as their best friend or even their “mother.” Everyone was always welcomed and genuinely loved in her home. Jessie enjoyed working in her yard, giving special attention to her plants and flowers. She had a green thumb and anything she touched flourished.
Jessie was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on June 22, 1986. She was well known and loved by those in her community. She especially loved her door to door ministry where she expressed her faith based on the promises from her God, Jehovah, and his son Jesus Christ. Also in her congregation, she participated with her regular comment of “To add to the others comments.”
Sadly on Friday, April 7, 2017, Jessie fell asleep in death at her home surrounded by her children, grandchildren and brother. She was affectionately none as Mo-Mo Jessie’, “Mo-Mo”, ‘Grandma Jessie’, ‘Granny’, ‘Mee-Mama’, Sister Miller, or Sister Jessie. She was the glue that kept the family happy, stable, and content. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel L. Miller and her son, Louis Sylvester “Tyrone” Miller. 
Jessie leaves to cherish and continue her spiritual legacy and beautiful memories, Janice (Booker) Holloway, Greenville, MS, Patricia (Michael-deceased) Pickett, Franklinton, LA, Jerome (Mamie) Miller, Independence, LA, Adelene (Gilbert) Nunez, Franklinton, LA, Terry (Shinita) Miller, Jackson, MS, Samuel C. (Fay) Miller, Visalia, CA, Donna L. ‘Penny’ Adams, Franklinton, LA, a special son/grandson, Gavin Miller and a beloved daughter, Chekeitha M. Anders, New Orleans, LA; two brothers, John (Marcia) Anthony, Bakersfield, CA, and Silas Bickham, Franklinton, LA In addition, she leaves 15 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Also, dear to her was her close neighborhood friends, Nellie Mae Lundy and Bessie Lee Manning. She cherished her long time ‘running buddies’, Sandra Pierce, Betty Walters and Lori Burton.
We are looking forward to seeing her again when the earth is transformed into a beautiful paradise.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1:00 PM followed by Funeral Services 2:00 PM Interment will be held in Franklinton, Louisiana at Greater Hays cemetery.
Arrangements handled by Crain and Son’s Funeral home, Franklinton, LA.
 
Quincy Adams
September 7, 1936 - April 7, 2017
Quincy Adams, 80, resident of Angie, LA passed away on April 7, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. He was born in Washington Parish, LA on September 7, 1936.
Qunicy is survived by his wife Charlene S. Adams; a son Tommy (Kellie) Adams; a daughter Tammy Boone (Greg Slade); grandchildren Jeremy Boone, Quincy Durwood “Bucky” Adams (Megan Passaro), Chase Boone (Amanda Johnson), Andrew Adams (Hailie), Kayla Boone (Tyler Knight); great grandchildren Levy Boone, Addyson Adams, Avery Boone, Aiden Thomas.
He is preceded by his parents B. J. and Agnes Ard Adams; his brothers Marvin Adams and John E. Adams; and a sister Bonnie Mae Strahan.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home and will continue Monday morning, April 10, 2017 at 9:00 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm in the chapel. Bro. Glenn Erwin and Bro. Larry Mizell will officiate and interment will follow at Reubin Adams Cemetery.
 
Nadine Joiner Anderson
November 05, 1954 - April 07, 2017
Nadine Joiner Anderson, 62, resident of Amite; died April 7, 2017; Everyone is welcome to attend a Graveside Service at Mt. Hermon Cemetery, Mt. Hermon on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11 AM. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of the arrangements.
 
Tommy C. Odom
June 6, 1943 - April 6, 2017
TOMMY C. ODOM, AGE 73 and a resident of Pine died Thursday evening April 6, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born in Bogalusa but spent his younger years in Arizona before becoming a longtime resident of Southern California. Tommy retired after a career with Sunkist as an equipment operator and later returned to Washington Parish. He enjoyed watching the Fair parade and attending the Washington Parish Free Fair every year. He loved to go to O’Bryant’s merchandise auctions and dirt-track car races. Tommy was the very first member of Grace Apostolic Church in Pine.
Survived by: Son and Fiancé: Darrell Odom and Kae-C Ann Clark of San Antonio, TX; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: John and Iris Odom, Robert and Marilyn Odom all of Thomas; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Jo and Vincent Dillon of Thomas, Nelda Penton of Franklinton; 2 Sisters in law: Elaine Odom of Graham, TX, Jean Graves Howell of Wichita Falls, TX; Special Friends: Pat Dillon, Joel Hill, Bill McCain; Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Graves Odom, his parents J.W. Odom and Margie Dykes Odom and a brother Homer “Pete” Odom.
Visitation will be Tuesday April 11th from 9 am until 2 pm at Grace Apostolic Church in Pine. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Tuesday with Rev. Brian Dunn, Rev. W.L. Tullos, Rev. Leon Hickman and nephew Bro. Anthony Odom officiating. Burial will follow in the Stateline United Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to help cover final expenses.
Pallbearers: Waylon Dillon, Brent Dillon, Tim Dillon, Blake Dillon, Jimmy Wilson, Nathan Dunn
Honorary Pallbearers: Joel Hill, Bill McCain, Bill Snyder, Brian O’Bryant, Denford Smith, Pat Dillon
 
Shanda Cherie Cothern
December 10, 1991 - April 6, 2017
Shanda Cherie Cothern, 25, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Angie, LA. She was born in Bogalusa, LA on December 10, 1991.
Shanda is survived by her son Brayden Cothern of Angie, LA; her parents Craig and Angela Cothern of Angie, LA; her brother Dustin Cothern of Washington Parish, LA; her sister Amanda L. Cothern of Angie, LA; her paternal grandfather Billy Cothern of Bogalusa, LA; her maternal great grandmother Esther Breland Allison: an aunt Melissa White of Angie, LA; her uncles Mike (Joy) Cothern of Washington Parish, LA and Bryan Cothern of Hammond, LA; and numerous other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Doyle and Frances Seal; her paternal grandmother Charlotte Cothern and her maternal great grandfather T. B. Breland.
Visitation will be Sunday April 9, 2017 at New Bethel Church in Angie, LA from 4:00 pm until the service at 6 pm. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Pastor Chris Allman officiating.
 
Gertrude Hughes
May 19, 1954 - April 5, 2017
Gertrude Hughes died April 5, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Athelee Gerald Schilling
January 26, 1920 - April 5, 2017
Athelee Gerald Schilling, born January 26, 1920, departed this world for heaven at her residence in Pine La, on April 5, 2017 she was affectionately known as "Grandma" by many, she enjoyed caring for her family, making the best homemade biscuits around, gardening and just being outdoors.
A beloved and devoted mother and grandmother, she leaves behind one son, Bennie Schilling (Debbie), three grandchildren, Teresa Schilling Rosenthal (David), Christy Schilling Galloway (Chris), Tammie Schilling Magee (Terry), eight great grandchildren, Sharah, McKenna, Dalton Rosenthal, Ben, Jake, Cade Galloway, Tyler Mattes, Dallen, Garrison Magee; and also several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Rhoda Gerald, three brothers, Henry, George and James (Jay) Gerald, five sisters, Alty Gerald, Alma Gerald Thomas, Velma Gerald Dykes, Letha Gerald Rogers, Penn Gerald Pace, grandson, B.J. Schilling, and husband Edwin M. Schilling.
Visitation will be held at Brown McGehee Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday April 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. until time for the service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Schilling Cemetery at Pine La. Brother Acy Barber and Bro Harold Gaddy will officiate.
 
Wayne "Sonny" Corkern
May 2, 1939 - April 5, 2017
Wayne “Sonny” Corkern. age 77, a resident of Poplarville “Crossroads”, MS, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune, MS. Sonny was well known as a local law enforcement officer with the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries. He was owner and operator of Washington Parish Ambulance Service for many years with his wife Mattie Fay Corkern. Also, owner and operator of St. Tammany Speedway in Lacombe, LA.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Fay Corkern; his son, Todd Corkern; his parents, Talmage William Corkern and Mable Wheat Corkern.
He is survived by two daughters, Veronica Messiner of Picayune, MS, and Melanie King of Pearl River, MS; a son, Tim Corkern (Casey) of Newton, TX; a sister, Leatrice Mitchell (Danny) of Bogalusa, LA; a brother, Donald Corkern (Faye) of Deridder, LA; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at Bethel Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dan Finley and Pastor Billy Smith officiating. Interment to follow at Kennedy Cemetery in Crossroads, MS with Masonic graveside services.
 
Betty Flynn
August 12, 1939 - April 3, 2017

Betty Flynn born August 12, 1939 went home to be with The Lord on April 3, 2017 at the age of 78.
She was a nurse at the Rest Haven Nursing Home for 24 years of service and was also a member of Main Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Merrel Flynn of Bogalusa, 2 sons, Tommy and Charmaine Flynn and Terry(Suzanne) Flynn all of Bogalusa, 1 brother, H.B. (Elizabeth Ann) Stillwell of Bogalusa, nieces, Dana Duncan and Kellie Hebert both of Bogalusa,6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and numerous other nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman Buford and Arudla Penton Stillwell.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday April, 5, 2017 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and will resume after 8:00 A.M Thursday until service time at 11;00 A.M. Services will be conducted by Rev. Patrick Magee with the interment to follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Rebecca Ranee Fontana
March 23, 1963 - April 02, 2017
Rebecca Ranee Athey Fontana passed away April 2, 2017 at home in Franklinton, LA. She was born to the late Elbert Haley and Wilda Lee Stephens of Franklinton, LA.
Mrs. Fontana was a seamstress at Rutter Rex. 
She leaves to cherish one son, Stephen Lane Athey of Franklinton, LA; three daughters, Tabitha Athey, Katera Goodner and Faith Fisher all of Franklinton, LA; one brother, Kenneth Haley of Franklinton, LA and three sisters, Carolyn Haley, Jean Graves and Linda Kay Smith all of Franklinton, LA. 
She is preceded in death by her father, Elbert Haley and mother, Wilda Lee Stephens and husband, Bruce P. Fontana and one grandson, Gary Trey Athey.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00 am at Crain and Son’s in Franklinton, LA with Brother Frederick Brumfield officiating.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements.
 
R C Magee
November 15, 1934 - April 02, 2017
R.C. Magee passed away April 2, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, LA. Mr. R.C. Magee was self-employed as a house painter. He was born to the late Juney Magee and Carrie Ellis Magee.
He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Jessica Goss of Baton Rouge, LA and Rownever Bell of New Orleans, LA and one sister, Jessie Lee Magee of Franklinton, LA. 
He is preceded in death by his father, Juney Magee and mother, Carrie Ellis Magee.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Crain and Son’s at Franklinton, LA. 
Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Franklinton, LA with Pastor Johnny Causey, Pastor 0fficiating Interment will be at St. James Cemetery, Franklinton, LA. 
Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements.
 
Tyler Brock Phelps
May 6, 1994 - April 2, 2017
TYLER BROCK PHELPS, AGE 22 and a resident of Bogalusa died Sunday evening April 2, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Medical Center. He was an avid fisherman and loved being on the Bogue Chitto River. Tyler also loved mid-80’s old Chevy trucks, riding his 4-wheeler and hunting. He enjoyed making Bar-B-Que and building camp fires. Tyler was a devoted father to his little girls and always loved taking them to play at the park.
Survived by: Wife: Adriane Rene Phelps of Franklinton; 2 Daughters: Halee Renee Phelps, Khloe Tyler Phelps; Father: Eddie Phelps of Bogalusa; Mother: Robin Varnado Phelps of Franklinton; Brother: Cody Phelps of Franklinton; Sister: Heather Chain of Magnolia, MS; Grandparents: Bernita Phelps of Bogalusa, Wava and Danny Hill of Amite; Aunts and Uncles: Niki and Wayne Hunt, Karen Phelps all of Franklinton, Wendy Neu of Amite, Jody and Nikki Varnado of Franklinton, Rusty Varnado of Houma; Nephew: C.J. Phelps of Franklinton; Mother in law and Father in law: Angela and Anthony Frasier of Franklinton; Grandparents in law: Barry and Mary Pence of Franklinton; Brother in law and Sister in law: Austin Frasier, Kandase Frasier; Also numerous other family members and friends
He was preceded in death by grandfathers Charles Phelps and Russell Varnado and an uncle Wayne Phelps.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday April 5th from 5 pm until 11 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Burdette Thomas, Bro. Charlie New and Bro. Thomas Graves officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill-Magee Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jeff Sumrall, Tico Polkey, Lee Steele, Austin Frasier, Danny Hill, Billy Dillon
Honorary Pallbearers: Zack Phelps, Sebastian Bascle
 
Rick Wood
February 17, 1953 - April 2, 2017
RICHARD ALAN “RICK” WOOD, AGE 64 and a resident of Madisonville died Sunday afternoon April 2, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a native of Washington Parish and a 1971 graduate of Franklinton High School where he played in the marching band. Rick then graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University before also graduating from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He worked for many years as the Chief Civil Deputy for the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and later as an investigator and the public information officer for the Washington-St. Tammany District Attorney’s office before retiring. Rick enjoyed playing tennis and golf and liked to travel. He always cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and family.
Survived by: Wife: Vicki McKenzie Wood of Madisonville; 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Emily and Steve Kudirka of Madisonville, Joanna and Justin Bowles of Ponchatoula, Haylee Thomas of Pine; 4 Grandchildren: Lyla Kudirka, Austin Kudirka, Kamryn Bowles, Laken Moore; Brother and Sister in law: Bill and Cheryl Wood of Collierville, TN; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Susan Thomas of Franklinton, Jodie and Jimmy Foster of Sugar Land, TX; Mother in law: Jimmie Lou McKenzie of Pine; Brother in law and Sister in law: Ronald and Joyce McKenzie of Pine; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents William A. Wood, Sr. and Lorelle McClain Wood and brother in law Glen Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton) Wednesday April 5th from 9 am until 1 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Marc Gregoire, Wayne Miller and Robbie Stuart officiating. Burial will folloa in Eliis Cemetery. Following the service, a reception celebrating Rick’s life will be held for friends and family at his home in Madisonville.
 
Eric E. "Bull" Strickland
November 12, 1931 - April 02, 2017
Eric E. "Bull" Strickland, age 85 and a resident of Kentwood, died at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond.  He was born on November 12, 1931 in Kentwood. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. He was a loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was retired from the Louisiana DOTD after working for 35 years as a Highway Engineer.
He is survived by his two daughters, Karen Strickland McLaughlin and husband, Marvin, of Kentwood and Kelly Strickland Bennett and husband, Tony, of Kentwood; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Bennett and wife, Angel, of Holiday, FL, Jennifer Decota of Roseland, Charlee McLaughlin and husband, Adam, of Kentwood, Trevor McLaughlin of Hammond and Kirby Bennett of Fort Worth, TX; ten great-grandchildren, Taylor Toney and husband, Brenden, Hannah Bennett, Emma Fulkerson, Sebastian McLaughlin, Abigail Ebers, Emily Decota, Kyla McLaughlin, Lillie McLaughlin, Austin Bennett and Trent Decota, and one great-great-grandson, Bradley Toney; one sister, Francis Strickland of Hammond; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Maxine Walker Strickland; parents, Eric Alwin Strickland and Lona Varnado Strickland; three sisters, Rucie Marie Strickland, Maxine Strickland Turner, and Kirby Urlene Strickland; and one brother, Irwin Alwin Strickland.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon. Services conducted by Dr. Danny R. Smith. Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery, Kentwood.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Materials Fund, 73072 Hwy 1054, Kentwood, LA 70444.
 
Julie Mae Nichols
July 12, 1923 - April 1, 2017
Julie Mae Nichols died April 1, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Chris Anthony Caves
January 20, 1972 - April 1, 2017
Chris Anthony Caves, age 45 and a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born on January 20, 1972.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Susie Laura Caves; his father, Roy Dale Caves; an uncle, Ollie Jack Dillon; his father-in-law, Michael Hemphill; and his brother-in-law, Aaron Hemphill.
He is survived by is wife, Tammy Hemphill Caves of Bogalusa, LA, his daughter, Breanna Mikel Caves of Bogalusa, LA; his son, Dalton Wayne Caves of Bogalusa, LA; three step-children, Matthew Christopher Hemphill, Arianna Faith Enman, and Noah Tyler Hemphill all of Bogalusa, LA; his mother-in-law, Patricia Hemphill Benson (Phil) of Mobile, AL; three wonderful brothers, Whitney Aaron Holloman, Shane Everett Holloman, and Roy Caves; his sister-in-law, Michelle Jenkins Holloman and children.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Ann Little Hutchinson
March 16, 1933 - April 1, 2017
Ann Little Hutchinson died peacefully April 1, 2017, at the age of 84.
She is survived by her daughter, Jodi Hutchinson Lafranca (Tim) and grandchildren, Will and Marcelle Lafranca, all of New Orleans, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Duncan Hutchinson, her brother Henry Dean Little and her parents, Emmitt Little and Emily Purvis Little Channell.
Born in Purvis, MS, on March 16, 1933, Ann graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1951 and the University of Southern Mississippi in 1955, and received her Education degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.
She had a lifelong love of educating, teaching for 27 years, in the Bogalusa City School System. Upon retirement, she continued to contribute to her community by teaching GED requirements, helping many young women earn their independence.
She was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church and a tireless volunteer with Camp Fire Girls and Camp Te Ca Towazi.
Visitation is scheduled at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Tuesday April 4, 2017, from 12:00 noon until the service time of 2:00p.m. The Rev. Clay Norwood will officiate and interment will be held in Ponemah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Disabled American Veterans at dav.org, or the charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank care providers Lisa Holloway, George Webber and the staff at The Trace for their compassionate care and love. The family would also like to thank the Nursing Staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital for their excellent care during her final days.
 
Josephine Perez Currier
December 01, 1922 - April 01, 2017
Josephine Perez Currier, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at  on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Kentwood Manor. She was born December 1, 1922 in Baton Rouge and was 94 years of age.
She is survived by her 3 sons, Vincent James “Jimmy” Currier and wife, Lynette, Ponchatoula, S. Donald Currier and wife, Kim, Amite, and David Currier and wife, Julia, Kentwood; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and sister in law, Alice Perez.
Preceded in death by her husband, Vincent P. Currier; parents, Salvatore and Emanuela Perez; brothers,  Sam Buccere, Frank Buccere, Dominick Perez, Henry Perez, Mike Perez and Tony Perez; sisters,  Angelena D’Antoni, Lena Brayata and Mary Misita and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 8:30 AM  until 11:30 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12 Noon. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite.
McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.
 
Jimmie Lathan Pittman
February 08, 1953 - March 31, 2017
Jimmie Lathan Pittman, 64, of Kentwood, passed away at North Oaks Hospital on Friday, March 31, 2017. Born February 8, 1953 in Hammond. He was an active member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and was employed with Bayou Steel Corporation for 35 years. Jimmie was a graduate of Hammond High School and a part of the football state championship team 1970. He also graduated from Auburn University in 1976, where he played college football for four years. Some of his favorite pastimes and fondest memories were enjoying breakfast and visiting with the other early birds in town, raising beef cattle and tending to his farm, camping with his family, building celebratory bon-fires, and riding in his truck with his ferocious fur-buddy, Jake. Activities that he enjoyed with his family were snow skiing, water skiing and “frogging” on the river, and attending Auburn football games, including the recent Sugar Bowl Championship game.  He was a great athlete and a lover of all sports.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Lathan Pittman and Amelia Carrier Pittman and his father in law, Alex A. Rodriguez.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Deborah “Debi” Rodriguez Pittman; daughters, Cassie Amelia Pittman and Caitlin Renee Pittman and fiancé, Kelvin Blades; sons, Chad Simpson and wife, Shelby, and Cory Simpson and wife, Susan; sisters, Linda Pittman Rose and Allan, Diane Pittman McCain and Sandy; four grandchildren, Chelsi Simpson, Tyler Simpson, Sophia Simpson, Dalton Simpson; mother in law, Esther Triche Rodriguez and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a celebration of life for family and friends at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 5 PM until 9 PM. Services will continue t 11 AM at the church. Interment will follow at Spring Creek Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to McKneely Funeral Home of Amite and Kentwood.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church in the name of Jimmie.
 
Billy Gene Sylvest
September 15, 1928 - March 31, 2017
Billy Gene Sylvest, age 88, was received by His Lord and Savior on Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born on September 15, 1928 in Alva, FL and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #101 in Franklinton. Billy was a lifetime devoted member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. After time in the National Guard, he later retired from AT&T in 1986 after 31 years of service. He spent his retirement years as a volunteer with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Campers on Mission, the North American Mission Board, and the Red Cross—traveling the US and Canada rebuilding churches, helping people after disasters, and making friends across the nation.
He is survived by: Wife of 63 years – Jeanette Fisher Sylvest, Daughter – Marian Sylvest Porter Son and daughter-in-law – David and Sherry Sylvest, Grandchildren -- Philip (Lindsey) Porter, Lauren (Matt) Farrand, Mitchell Sylvest, and Austin Sylvest, Great grandchild -- Michael FarrandSister -- Freda Welch, Brother -- Lawrence (Nell) Sylvest
He is preceded in death by: Parents – Cluster and Lucille Sylvest, Brothers –Sammie Jay Sylvest and Joe Floyd (Ann) Sylvest, Son-in-law -- Perry Alan Porter
The family will receive friends and family at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton from 9 to 12 on Tuesday, April 4, with a service at noon and burial at Bethel Baptist Church cemetery. Reverend Joe Kelly and Reverend Paul Watts will officiate.
In Lieu of flowers—please consider a donation to Bethel Baptist Church or the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief.
A special thank you to St. Tammany Parish Hospice, Gladys Ard, and Ramona Creel for their excellent care and guidance.
 
Janet Suzette Thomas
February 15, 1983 - March 31, 2017
Janet Suzette Thomas died March 31, 2017. Brown-McGehee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Daulton William Kennedy
July 30, 1933 - March 31, 2017
Daulton William Kennedy, age 83 and a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. He was born on July 30, 1933 in Stateline, LA. He was a member of Ben's Ford Baptist Church and retired from Gaylord Paper Mill. He loved his gardening, camping, hunting, and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Elcyle Stringer Kennedy of Bogalusa, LA; two daughter, Jan Kennedy Harvey (Carl McWayne) of Bogalusa, LA, and Nan Kennedy Romano (Joe Paul) of Franklinton, LA; his son, William Dale Kennedy (Sarah Lynn) of Varnado, LA; seven grandchildren, Amy Barnwell (Mark), Jason Kennedy (Page), Amber Bell (Caleb), Scott Burt (Meagan), Raven Baughman (Brad), Michael Romano (Sunny), and Adam Romano; seventeen great-grandchildren, Trevor, Drew, Zachary, Olivia, Mitchell, Lillian, Avery, Brylee, Elizabeth, Parker, Braxten, Conner, Presley, John Eric, Russell, Brody, and Anniston; and a great-great-grandchild, Calvin.
He is preceded in death by his son, David Allen Kennedy; his parents, Newton Dalco Kennedy and Sedgie Thomas Kennedy; his sister, Jerry Ann Fornea; and his brother, Nelson Kennedy.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M with Bro. Lynn Martin, Bro. Jimmy Byrd, and Bro. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be, Jason Kennedy, Michael Romano, Adam Romano, Scott Burt, Mark Barnwell, and Caleb Bell.
 
Joseph Foreman
December 22, 1960 - March 30, 2017
Joseph Foreman died March 30, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Deborah Holloway Blackburn
October 24, 1954 - March 30, 2017
Deborah Sue Holloway Blackburn, born October 24, 1954 passed away March 30, 2017 at Our Lady Of The lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge La. She was a native of Bogalusa La and a resident of Ponchatoula La.
She is survived by one son Ronald Eric Blackburn of Ponchatoula La. Three daughters all of Ponchatoula, Stacey Thompson, Haley Blackburn and Rikki Barnes. Three brothers Gary Holloway, Donald Holloway, and Roger Holloway all of Bogalusa la. Three sisters, Dale Boler of Bogalusa la., Kay Lott of Bogalusa, and De De Pusa of Madisonville La. One granddaughter Ava Dell Rose Haas.
She is preceded in death by her parents Wilmer C. and Maude Lee Holloway, brothers Wayne Holloway, Pete Holloway, Steve Holloway and Ricky Holloway. Sisters, Patsy Vigil, Gloria Jo Holloway, Jeannie Crews, Janice Tullos, and Schranga Lawrence.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home 610 Ave F. Bogalusa La on Sunday April 2, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and will continue of Monday April 3 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m.. Burial will follow at Wallace cemetery.
 
Julian Carl Leet
April 7, 1936 - March 29, 2017
JULIAN CARL LEET, AGE 80 and a resident of Thomas died at 4:15 pm Wednesday March 29, 2017 at his home. He was a native and former longtime resident of St. Francisville that had lived in Washington Parish for the last 30 years where he was a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church. Julian was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War and a former park ranger with the Girl Scouts of America. He enjoyed carpentry and wood working, having made many different types of items through the years. He also enjoyed planting and caring for his vegetable garden each year. Julian loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Survived by: Wife of nearly 58 years: Mary Dibble Leet of Thomas; 4 Sons and a Daughter in law: Joseph Leet, of Pine David Leet, Mark and Selena Leet, James Leet all of St. Francisville; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Mary Joy and Royce Leet of Pine, Laura Mae and Marcus Norman of McKenzie, TN; 12 Grandchildren: Ashley Leet, Darin Hightower, Brandon Crain, Kevin Crain, Christopher Crain, Shelia Kaye Leet, Dalton Leet, Matthew Leet, Michael Leet, Charlotte Stokes, Zachary Norman, Mitchell Norman; 3 Great-grandchildren: Kynadi Crain, Bronwyn Crain, Julianna Hoffman; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Lawrence Leet of Slaughter, Claude and Cynthia Leet of Baton Rouge; Sister and Brother in law: Rita and Lloyd Landry of White Castle; Also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ovide Leet, Sr. and Katie Dedon Leet, brother John Leet, brother and sister in law Ovide Leet, Jr. and Ion Leet, sisters Rosie Neal, Linnie Mae Felder, Stella Stokes and sister in law Mary Frances Leet.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday April 1st from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Sunday at Pine Missionary Baptist Church from 12 pm until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Sunday with Eld. Clyde Cooper and Eld. Gerald King officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.
 
William Thomas "Tubby" Fornea
October 27, 1924 - March 29, 2017
Funeral Services for William Thomas “Tubby” Fornea will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at which time the service will be held. Rev. Kathy Pfleider and Rev. Karl Wood will be officiating. Interment will follow at Old Fornea Cemetery with Full Military Graveside Services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.
Mr. Fornea age 92, of Varnado entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Rest Haven Living Center. He was born to Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Russ Fornea on October 27, 1924. After graduating from Varnado High School, he entered Pearl River Junior College where he played football and was chosen All American. He joined the Army during WWII and served in Hawaii, Saipan, and Guam for four years, and he was a Bronze Star recipient.
On his return home from the war he worked at the Bogalusa Coke plant for awhile and then went to work for Crown Zellerbach for 40 years. During this time he met the love of his life Marian Pace and they were married. They had one son, William Wade Fornea.
Mr. Fornea loved his LSU Tigers, and was a avid fisherman, hunter and deep sea fisherman along with his wife and son. Until his wife Marian became sick and was put on dialysis, where she was the longest survivor of 26 years on dialysis. He worked and stayed by her side until her death in 1997.
He is preceded in death by his twin, Qwnenda Lee; his parents, Joseph Russ and Linnie Rebecca Stallings Fornea; six brothers and sisters-in-law, John Aldon (Myrtle), James Thomas, Charles Henry (Olive), John Nolan (Mary Lee), Joseph Russ, Jr. (Myrtis), Coley Jerome (Gladys); also three sisters, Mary Alvester (Lampton) Connerlly, Helen Payne Chamblee Wood (Loyd), and Karl Wood, Ferne Hogan Martin (Alex).
He is survived by his son, Wade Fornea; two brothers, Adolph Menjou (Betty) and Walter Green (late Kathryn); and numerous nieces and nephews; and one sister, Linnie Faye (Weldon) Dupuy; also a very special friend and caregiver stood by his wife for 26 years and him for 20 years, Catherine “Cat” Moses of Angie.
To: Rest Haven Living Center a very special, “Thank You”, for the excellent care shown to Mr. Fornea.
Active Pallbearers will be, Jay Williams, Rusty Fornea, Ben Kennedy, Reggie Kennedy, Jodi Knight, and Dale Williams.
 
Katie "Tenny" Beall Temples
February 13, 1932 - March 29, 2017
Katie "Tenny" Beall Temples, a resident of Pine died at 3:30 pm Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church. Tenny was a cashier for many, many years at Pine Cash Grocery. She enjoyed cutting her grass, growing her vegetable garden and being in the outdoors. Tenny also enjoyed watching old Western TV shows with her family.
Survived by: Daughter in law: Wynetta Gerald Temples of Pine; Grandchildren and Spouses: Randall and Anna Temples, Christie and John Bourgeois all of Pine; 4 Great-grandchildren: Hunter Temples, Logan Temples, Tristan Bourgeois, Grant Bourgeois; Sister in law: Ruth Ann Bell Sisterly of Pine; Also several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Everet Temples, exactly one year ago by her son Roy Temples, parents Randolph Beall and Ruby Garner Beall and a brother Hershel Bell.
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Friday March 31st from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at the church Saturday from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Saturday with Eld. Gerald King and Eld. Brent King officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Hunter Temples, Logan Temples, Tristan Bourgeois, Rory Beall, Derrick McKenzie, Elton Miley
Honorary Pallbearers: Grant Bourgeois, George Ladner, Woody Adcox
 
Fletcher R. Hopkins
April 5, 1930 - March 28, 2017
Fletcher R. Hopkins died March 28, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Rev. Gene F. Simpkins
October 19, 1935 - March 27, 2017
REV. GENE F. SIMPKINS, AGE 81 and a resident of Mt. Hermon passed away at 8:10 pm Monday March 27, 2017 at his home. He was a servant of the Lord and preacher for the United Pentecostal Church International for nearly 62 years. Gene attended the Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN and began his church pastoring in Newellton in 1958 before moving to churches in Farmerville and Holden. He began serving in Washington Parish in 1967 at the Mt. Hermon UPC, where he pastored for 15 years. He helped to build and then pastor the Bogalusa United Faith Church for over 17 years and later pastored in Independence for 5 years before retiring. During his ministry, Bro. Gene served as the Presbyter of the UPCI Louisiana district section 1 for 29 years. He adored his wife and loved spending time with his family.
Survived by: Wife of 59 years: Pattyce Donaldson Simpkins of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter in law: Randall Gene and Dena Simpkins of Walker; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Wanda and Jerry Morgan of Harrison, AR, Suzonne and Rev. Randall Garcia of Mt. Hermon; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Ryan Simpkins, Tara Simpkins, Kristi and Jason Bledsoe, Kandi and Ty Rowland, Amanda and Todd Boyd, Jessica and Brian Goings, Pattyce and Cody Hughes; 8 Great-grandchildren: Jayden, Kyleigh, Austin, Landon, Brynlee, Tucker, Raylee Gene, Lucy; Brother: Aubrey Simpkins of West Monroe; Sister and Brother in law: Gladys and Eddie Joe Frazier of West Monroe; 2 Sisters in law and a Brother in law: Gloria and Rev. J.E. Burgess, Robbie Alford
He was preceded in death by his parents T.O. Simpkins and Eva Spiller Simpkins, his father in law and mother in law S.T. and Freda Donaldson, and sisters in law Sandy Simpkins, Terralyn Donaldson and Ann Donaldson.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton) from 5 pm until 9 pm Thursday March 30th. Visitation will continue at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church (18018 Lee Road, Franklinton) on Friday from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Friday with Rev. T.F. Tenney, Rev. Randall Garcia, Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. W.L. Tullos, Rev. Kevin Cox and Rev. Billy Trusley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are his 6 grandsons Ryan Simpkins, Todd Boyd, Brian Goings, Cody Hughes, Ty Rowland, Jason Bledsoe
Honorary Pallbearers are his great-grandsons Austin Boyd, Landon Boyd, Tucker Goings
 
Danon Dwaine Moran
June 22, 1970 - March 27, 2017
Danon Dwaine Moran, age 46, born on June 22, 1970, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his home in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his son, Jacob Taylor Moran of Houston, TX; his mother, Debbie Conn of Houston, TX ; his father, Jerry Moran of Bogalusa, LA; his brother, Aaron Moran of Bogalusa, LA; and his step-brother, Rick Conn of Houston, TX.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Pounds Cemetery.
 
Carolyn Burch Easley
October 22, 1933 - March 24, 2017
Carolyn Burch Easley, a native of Bluff Creek and resident of Kentwood passed away at 5:35 AM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at her home. She was born October 22, 1933 in Bluff Creek and was 83 years of age. She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the State of Louisiana.
She is survived by her sons, Kirk Easley and wife, Judy, and Dean Easley and wife, Vickie; daughters, Cele Crawford and husband, Bruce, Gaye Glass and husband, Tim, and Lyne Creel and husband, Randy; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brother, James “Sonny” Burch and wife, Jerre; and sisters, Barbara Dell McDaniel, Jane Duncan and husband, Donald, Grace Helen Williams and husband, Martin, Cheryl Scott and husband, Sidney, and Beverly Easley and husband, Lester.
Preceded in death by  her husband, Clayton F. Easley; grandson, Travis Clayton Easley; parents, Clifton Percy and Rena Chaney Burch; brothers, John “Jack” Burch, Sr., Donald Ray Burch and Percy Dean Burch; and her brother in law, Riley McDaniel.
Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church  from 6 PM until 9 PM on Monday and from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood.
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 
 
J. Leroy Toney
August 17, 1936 - March 23, 2017
J. LEROY TONEY, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:30 pm Thursday March 23, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a graduate of Covington High School before becoming a United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era. Leroy then joined the FBI where he served in the fingerprint division. He then attended Southeastern Louisiana University to obtain an Education degree. Leroy taught Elementary School math, science and social studies for 20 years for the Washington Parish School Board and even volunteered with the schools long after retiring. He was a longtime member and Deacon of Trinity Baptist Church, where he was also music director and piano player and a Sunday school teacher. Leroy, alongside his wife, was also the owner/operator of S & L Shoe Repair for many years. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Angela and Chris Helton of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Tanner Rochester, Christen Helton, Wyatt Helton; 4 Sisters and Brothers in law: Joanne Niquiporo of Hammond, Carolyn Magee of Pine, Karen and Hollis Thompson, Sr. of Folsom, Debbie and Lloyd Hackney of Covington; 2 Step-Sisters and a Step-Brother in law: Dorothy and Willie J. O’Bryant, JoAnne Mixon; Step-Brother and Step-Sister in law: J.D. and Katherine Broadway; Brother in law and Sister in law: Bob and Cathy Walters; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Walters Toney, his parents Herman Toney and Lillie Folks Toney, step-mother Myrtis Seals Toney, sister in law Murleen Welch, brothers in law Joe Niquiporo, Russell Magee, Dolan Walters and step-brother in law Robert Mixon.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday March 26th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stan Statham and Rev. Clay Spinks officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the San Pedro Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tanner Rochester, Cody Sumrall, J.P. Puckett, Wyatt Helton, Larry Welch, Lavon Welch
 
Geraldine Davis Seals
January 30, 1939 - March 23, 2017Geraldine Davis Seals, age 78 and a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born on January 30, 1939 in Pearl River County, MS, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. She was a member of Palestine Baptist Church in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her sister, Glenda (Kenneth) Sauls of Carriere, MS; her nephews, Scott Sauls, Shane Sauls, and Chad Sauls all of Picayune, MS; her loving cargivers, Kaye Thomas, Kathy Willems, and Evon Bell.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Seals; her daughters, Sondra Seals, Cynthia Seals, and Kimberly Seals; and her parents, Ottis Wheat and Boneita Quave Wheat.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating. Interment will follow at Williams Cemetery.
 
Racie l. Nichols
December 20, 1976 - March 20, 2017
Racie Nichols, age 40, passed away March 20, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Michael Shane Lott
October 17, 1969 - March 19, 2017
Michael Shane Lott, 47, a resident of Franklinton, LA, passed away March 19, 2017 at his residence.  
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church from 12:00 PM until services at 2:00 PM.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  
Mr. Lott was born October 17, 1969 in Bogalusa, LA to Kenneth Ray Lott and Shirley Ann Cox Lott.  
He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Franklinton.  He loved his job as a sheetrock finisher.  He loved his family and spending time with them.  
He is preceded in death by his father, and a brother, James Edward Lott.
He is survived by his fiancé, Angela Hickman of Franklinton; his mother, Shirley Lott; a daughter, Shana Lot of Columbia; a brother and sister-in-law, Anthony Lott and Nancy of Bogalusa, LA; a sister, Becky Lott of Covington, along with numerous other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church
Pallbearers will be Brent Barber, Kevin Barber, Byron Graham, James Tate, Sam Matney, Earl Hickman, Shannon Graham and Mitchell Bryant.
 
Loretta Lang Stewart
February 6, 1951 - March 19, 2017
Loretta Lang Stewart “Though she is but little, she is fierce.”
On St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, 2017, Loretta Lang Stewart entered the Kingdom of Heaven. She was born in Bogalusa, LA, on February 6, 1951. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Elverna “Pinkie” Lang, her brother Bernard Lang, and very recently, her sister, Charlotte Lang Leonard.
She was a graduate of Pine High School and Sullivan Vo-Tech School of Nursing. An outstanding nurse, Loretta was most recently employed by Vital Health Services. She was also a faithful member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
She was a devoted mother, sister, and friend, and she leaves behind her daughters Tabetha (Patrick) Ezell of Bogalusa and Nikki (Damon) Duke of Madisonville. She was adored by her grandsons Joseph and John Robert “Jack” Ezell and Finn Duke. She is also survived by her brother Glenn (Carolyn) Lang of Harvey; nephews Jeff (Vickie) Lang, Blake (Suzanne) Lang, Kenny (Cayla) Lang, Tracey Crain, Kyle (Christopher) Lang, and Michael (Alaina) Keen; and nieces Heather Toney and Michelle (Tim) Blansett; she is also survived by sisters-in-law Mimi (Ray) Fontenot and Terry (Perry) Keen, and brother-in-law Andy Stewart; her dear friend Danny (Jerri) Stewart, and great-nieces Katie Lang, Catelyn Blansett, Kailyn Potts, Cameron Lang, Megan Hunt, Ava Grace Rayborn, Evelyn Lang and Ana Rose Keen; and great-nephews Carey Blansett, Seth Crain, Nathan Keen, and Rayden Rayborn.
To know Loretta was to love her. She was kind, generous, sincere, and a powerhouse of energy. Her courage and strength were an inspiration to so many, but especially to her family. She was tireless in her dedication to her family, and was selfless to her last breath. She was not only a “Mama” to her daughters, but also to many others as well, including her work families. She loved being a nurse, and she gained experience in many different fields of nursing, which allowed her comforting and loving presence to help so many patients in need. Nothing intimidated Loretta, for she had true faith in God; it was the most important lesson she instilled in others. She never worried, and she was always grateful for the blessings in her life. She leaves behind a void in the lives of all those she touched.
Loretta was an incredible cook, a problem-solver, a healer, a no-holds barred Maw Maw, and an animal whisperer. She loved animals, and she leaves behind nine cherished and beloved cats and one dog.
Her nephews Jeff, Blake, Kenny, and Kyle Lang, Tracey Crain, and Michael Keen will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 21 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 6:00 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, and will continue Wednesday, March 22, at Annunciation Catholic Church from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., at which time a Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette, whom Loretta dearly loved and admired. Interment will follow at Simmons-Lang Cemetery in Sheridan, LA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Annunciation Catholic School or the Magnolia Chapter of the Bogalusa Humane Society in her name.
 
Mary Evelyn Duncan Cutrer
December 27, 1936 - March 19, 2017
Mary Evelyn Duncan Cutrer, a resident of Kentwood passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home in Kentwood. She was born December 27, 1936 in Mt. Hermon and was 80 years of age. She was a member of Tangipahoa Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby O. Cutrer, Sr., Kentwood; 2 sons, Bobby O. “Neal” Cutrer, Jr., and wife, Dorothy, Kentwood, and Robert Carl Cutrer and wife, Sandra, Lake Jackson, TX; 4 grandchildren, Robby Cutrer, Laura Beck, Debbie Tarver, and Robert McGuire, Jr.; numerous great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Annie Mae Duncan Kyzar, Walker; 2 brothers, Wilbur Duncan, Jr., Ethel, and David Monroe Duncan, Mt. Hermon.
Preceded in death by mother, Florence Hughes Duncan; father, Wilbur Duncan, Sr.; 3 brothers, Jerry P. Duncan, Charles C. Duncan, and Daniel E. Duncan; 1 sister, Leela M. Duncan.
Visitation at Tangipahoa Baptist Church from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Greg Stewart. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood.
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.
 
Larry James Burris
November 13, 1943 - March 19, 2017
Larry James Burris, Sr. was born November 13, 1943 in Clifton LA to the late George Burris and Margie Mae Burris. He departed this life on March 19, 2017 at Acadiana Management Group in Mandeville, LA.
Larry was a construction worker and was self-employed. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Brenda Hart Burris of Franklinton, LA; two sons, Ricky (Angie) Burris of Mansfield, Texas and Larry (Latasha) Burris, Jr., of Franklinton, LA; two loving and devoted daughters, Jacqueline Burris Jones of Franklinton, LA and Tracy Burris of Grand Prairie, Texas; one brother, Gentris (Evelyn) Burris of Amite, LA.
He is preceded in death by his son, Reginald D. Burris, Sr., father, George Burris, mother, Margie Burris his brothers, O’Neal Burris, Anderson Burris and Tyrone Burris. His sisters, Leida White, Bessie Littleton and Renella Henderson. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness.
Funeral service will be held at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Elder Washington Drake – 0fficiating. Interment – Bethel Church Cemetery, Franklinton, LA. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton in charge of arrangements.
 
Madison Claire Peco
May 14, 1998 - March 18, 2017
Our most precious love, Madison Claire Peco (18), left this world on Saturday, March 18, 2017, and is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She is in the Heavenly realms where there is Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory, still our heart aches.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life Service, to honor this beautiful soul, at First Baptist Church of Franklinton, 903 Cleveland Street. Visitation will be held from 5 pm until 9 pm on Thursday and continue after 12 pm on Friday until the time of the service at 2 pm.
Those of us that know and love Madison can testify there is a light that shines from within her. She has a special kind of brightness even on the darkest day. She is the laughter and sweetness that reassures our heart in her presence, an advocate for the underdog. She is a leader, a strong voice in fairness and forgiveness. She is polite and respectful and loves little children, big families (that’s a good thing) and her faithful and loving friends. She is strong in faith and mighty in belief of the doing good unto others. Never full of a dull moment, she’s funny and she’s vivacious and always carries a willing heart…All these attributes that are God given make her a warrior, a priceless treasure for the Word of truth and trust. We will miss you our little sparkle.
#MadiStrong ~Love Your Family-Love Your Friends~
The family requests in Madi’s memory, do something kind for someone else. Support St. Jude’s, our local charities, blood centers and those in need.
Madison was born on May 14, 1998.
Parents of Madison are: Patsy and Jason McKenzie of Franklinton, La., Sal and Amy Peco of Hammond, La.; Grandparents of Madison are: Floyd and Renee Pitzer of Franklinton, La, John and Nancy Jacobsen of Tickfaw, La., Geary and Ann McKenzie of Pine, La., Greg and Mary Jo Johnson of Independence, La; The late Salvador Dominique and Marie Ferrara Peco formerly of Hammond, La
Madison has four siblings: Dylan and Ava Peco and Tyler and Chloe McKenzie.
She is surrounded by a very large extended family and circle of friends.
Pallbearers: Kelly Gideon, Chad Pitzer, John Jacobsen Jr., Cecil Landry, Josh Jenkins, Steven McKenzie, Ronnie Tallo, Randy Zeringue, Justin Jacobsen, Chess Kinchen, Charles Phillips, Marion Peco
 
Hunter Fornea
May 13, 1989 - March 18, 2017
Hunter Fornea, a resident of Varnado, LA, born on May 13, 1989, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 27.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Mary Busby Parsley
September 14, 1938 - March 17, 2017
MARY NELL BUSBY PARSLEY, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:40 am Friday morning March 17, 2017 at her daughter’s home. She was the owner operator of Mary’s Sugar and Spice cake shop for over 30 years and a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Mary was also a member of the Franklinton Garden Club where she served as treasurer for 21 years. She loved baking, sewing, quilting, painting, floral arranging and gardening. Mary was a woman of vast talents and interests. She was member of Canaan Baptist Church.
Survived by: Husband of 60 years: Bennie Ray Parsley of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Jonteel and Michael Thomas of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Alan Ray and Koleta Parsley of Humble, TX, David Everett and Leah Parsley of Chopin, LA; Grandchildren and Spouses: John Michael and Carly Thomas, Benjamin and Dana Thomas, Amanda and Zach Magee, Bethany and Wade Duplessis, Cody and Trude Parsley, David and Katie Mulkey, Danna Parsley, Joshua Parsley; 12 Great-grandchildren; Sister: Doris Cox; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Pete and Edith Busby, Jimmy and Margie Busby; Special Nephew: John A. Taylor; Special Niece: Sylvia Fussell; Also numerous other nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents James T. Busby and Rosa Rogers Busby, sister Jonteel Taylor, brother Floyd Busby and great-niece Shannon Fussell Gerald.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday March 18th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 12 pm on Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Rhonda Bryant Goings
May 29, 1973 - March 17, 2017
RHONDA SUZANNE BRYANT GOINGS, AGE 43 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:34 pm Friday March 17, 2017 at Tulane Medical Center. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and later became a Registered Nurse. Rhonda began her career at Tulane Medical Center and also worked at North Oaks Hospital and Lallie Kemp Hospital. She was currently a home health nurse working throughout Washington Parish. Rhonda enjoyed reading and loved to sing. She adored her daughter and cherished their time together.
Survived by: Daughter: Hannah Jolee Spears; Husband: Rayford Goings of Franklinton; 3 Step-Children; Parents: J.W. and Thelma Bryant of Franklinton; Sister: Rachel Bryant of Franklinton; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Russell and Jeanie Bryant of Kokomo, MS; Chad Bryant of Franklinton; 5 Nieces and Nephews: Brittany and David Galloway, Rockelle Bryant, Brett Bryant, Jeremy Bryant, Jathan “Bubby” Bryant; Great-niece: Riley Galloway; Father of her Child: Joey Spears
She was preceded in death by her grandparents A.T. and Christine Goings and Johnnie and Rebecca Bryant.
Visitation will be at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church Monday March 20th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Tuesday with Rev. Leon Hickman and Rev. Bryan Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Tyson Cemetery.
 
Evie Singley
September 12, 1921 - March 17, 2017
Goldie Evie Singley, 95, died Friday March 17, 2017. Evie was born September 12, 1921 in Picayune, Mississippi to the late parents of Roscoe and Elizabeth Kennedy and was a lifelong resident of Angie, LA. She was an active member of Monroe Creek Baptist Church and the Eastern Star of Pine. She touched many lives by visiting elderly people in the community and greeting with them with her warm smile and Christian love. 
Evie is preceded in death by her husband, Willie D. Singley of 64 years as well as one son, Willie Fay Singley. 
Evie is survived by devoted daughter and son-in-law, Mary Margaret and Richard P. Williams, Sr. of Angie, a son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Joyce Singley of Bogalusa and a daughter-in-law, Faye Singley. She had five 
grandsons: Dewayne Williams and wife Charlene of Angie, Michael Williams and wife Marcy of Cary, NC, Richard P. Williams, Jr. and wife Sarah of Angie, Brandon Singley and fiancé Gwen of Madisonville, Kevin Singley and wife Kasey of Bogalusa and one granddaughter Summer Singley of Bogalusa. Evie had five great granddaughters: Christina McMillan and husband Scott of Angie, Kellie Case and husband Tony of Bogalusa, Vivian Williams of Angie, Rosemary Williams of Cary, NC, and Katelyn Singley of Bogalusa and three great grandsons, Jacob Williams of Angie, Nicholas Williams of Cary, NC, and Wade Singley of Madisonville. Evie was also blessed with three great great grandsons: Andy and Ian McMillan of Angie and Will Case of Bogalusa. Additionally, she is survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Evie was survived in death by three brothers, William D. Kennedy and wife Earline, Huey Kennedy and wife Kathy, Edward Earl Kennedy and wife Sharon and two sisters, Deloris Phillips and Dorothy "Dot" Woodard and sister-in-law Clara Kennedy and brother-in-law Clyde Woodward, Sr. She was preceded in death by brothers, Samuel T. Kennedy and wife Beverly, Elder Robert Joe Kennedy and sisters Doris Weaver and Louise Hobgood and husband Claude and brother-in-laws Carl Phillips and Lavern Woodard. 
A special thanks goes to St. Joseph's Hospice of Covington, LA for the wonderful care and love shown to our Mom who passed away peacefully and courageously in the final stages of Alzheimer's. Words could never express how grateful we are for the love and support shown by Shannon Penton who spent several years helping the family 
provide loving care to our Mom. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 11am to 1pm in the Chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa. The funeral will begin at 1pm and Brother Kelly Penton and Elder Glen Stuart will be officiating the services. Burial will be in the Seals Cemetery at Stateline, LA. 
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Williams, Michael Williams, Richard Williams Jr., Scott McMillan, Jacob Williams and Brandon Singley.
 
Patricia Blackwell Pierce
March 17, 1927 - March 17, 2017
Patricia Blackwell Pierce born March 17, 1927 went home to be with The Lord on March 17, 2017 at the age of 90. She was resident of the Sun community and served as Post Master at the Sun, La. Post Office for 26 years. She was also a member of the U.S. Postal Union and was also of the Baptist Faith.
She leaves behind a son, Jerry C. Arabie, 3 daughters, Tina Pierce of Sun, La., Sara Hathorne and her hersband Danny also of Sun, La. and Judith Nash and her husband Allen of Bogalusa, 5 grandchildren, John Jacob Jenkins, Darin Pierce, Steven Roady, Victoria Penton and Courtney Brewer and her husband Luke, 1 great-grandchild, Savannah Jenkins and numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Rhuble Pierce, a son, John Michael Pierce, a daughter-in-law, Patricia Arabie, 4 brothers, Charles Blackwell, Eugene Blackwell, Glynn Blackwell and Walter Blackwell, 4 sisters, Annie Ruth Perry, Leona"Sis"Mitchell, Ellen Talley and Betty Lou Blackwell.
Visitation will begin on Monday March 20, 2017 starting at 9:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Travis Houston and Father LeBaron Taylor will officiate the services and the Interment will follow in the John R. Pierce Cemetery in Sun, La.
 
Ebalee Haley Lewko
October 31, 1924 - March 14, 2017
EBALEE HALEY LEWKO, AGE 92 and a resident of Loranger died at 2:45 pm Monday March 13, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a native of Franklinton and a graduate of Franklinton High School. She then married and, alongside her husband, lived in New York City, Diamondhead, MS, Franklinton and in St. Tammany Parish for many years. Ebalee was a reader at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Diamondhead, she also worked in the cafeteria of Franklinton High School before later volunteering at Lakeview Hospital in Covington. She was a seamstress that also enjoyed crafting, crocheting and needle point. Ebalee loved her flowers and working in her flower garden. She was proud to be part of a military family as her husband served during World War II, her son in the Vietnam War and her grandson as a U.S. Marine in the Persian Gulf.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Wendell and Sharon Lewko of Slidell, Craig and Tammy Lewko of Loranger; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Eric and Lori Lewko, Stephanie and Chuck Broussard, Jill and Chris Chaik, Kelly and Steven Jenkins, Joshua and Shannon Lewko, Bethany and Shane D’Ambra, Kayla Lewko; 13 Great-grandchildren and an expected great-grandchild; 3 Sisters and a Brother in law: Mary Penton, Ruby Maynard, Freddie and John Knight; Brother and Sister in law: Preston and Cathy Haley; Sister in law: Gladys Haley; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband John Lewko, her parents Fleet Leon Haley and Dixie Irene Thomas Haley, sisters Lettie, Rosie, Gladys and Lavonia and brothers Jewel, Charles, and Percy.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday March 18th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Rick Elder officiating. Burial will follow in the Fleet Haley Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Preston Haley, Wayne Rogers, Joshua Lewko, Eric Lewko, Landon Knight
 
Diane Rita Kinkaid Schwegmann
June 17, 1943 - March 14, 2017
Diane Rita Kinkaid Schwegmann, 73, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph in Gulfport, MS.
Mrs. Schwegmann was born on June 17, 1943, in New Orleans, LA, to Floyd and Gertrude Kinkaid. She was raised in Algiers, LA. Diane lived in Varnado, LA for the last 36 years.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Frank E. Schwegmann, Jr.; sons, Rory Schwegmann (Alysha), and Rodney Schwegmann (Valerie); daughter, Lori Kennedy Fisher (Jody); granddaughter, Emily Schwegmann; grandsons, Tanner Miley, Patrick Schwegmann (Laura), and Christopher Schwegmann; great-grandson, Donovan Schwegmann; sister, Pam Fowler (Jeff); and brother, Floyd Kinkaid, Jr. (Gwen).
At her request, no service will be held at this time. A private memorial service to be scheduled at a later time. Donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in lieu of flowers.
 
Mary Jane Myers
May 02, 1950 - March 13, 2017
Mary Jane Myers was born on May 2, 1950 to the parents of Solomon Oless Matthews and Pearlie Morris Matthews both of Varnado, La. 
She joined Mr. Zion Missionary Baptist as a young child and remained active until her death.
Mary Jane grew up in Varnado, La. She was a graduate of Wesley Ray High School (Class of 1968). She was an educator in both Washington Parish and Bogalusa City School, where she inspired many young minds. She was always willing to share the gospel whenever the opportunity presented itself. She was loving, caring, giving, devoted, a faithful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her children and grandchildren were the joys of her life, which she often expressed through her soulful cooking.
She leaves to cherish her memories; 5 children: Mary (Terry) May, Cecil (Crystal) Myers, Miranda Myers, Bette (Dwight) Womack, and Keith Myers; 3 brothers: Bobby (Esther) Matthews, Sr., Richard (Ellen) Matthews Sr. and Joseph Matthews Sr.; 6 grandsons, 4 granddaughters and a host of relatives and friends.
Mary Jane Myers is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Miesha Q. Myer, 2 sisters: Ozalean Foster and Paulette Foster.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday March 17, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11 am at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Varnado, Louisiana.
 
Nancy Genell Pierce Tullos
December 11, 1936 - March 13, 2017
Nancy Genell Pierce Tullos, age 80, born on December 11, 1936 in Varnado, LA, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. She was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and retired from the Bogalusa School System.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Tullos Stringfield (David III), and Susan Tullos Seal (George); a son, John David Tullos (Carla); a sister, Dianne Smith; three brothers, Welton Pierce, Raymond Pierce, and Ted Pierce; six grandchildren, Christina Seal, Samantha Seal, Joseph Tullos, Austin Tullos, Joshua Stringfield and Ginny Wilburn;hild; three great-grandchildren, Serenity Tullos, Cruz Serigne, II, and Sean Stringfield.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Leroy Tullos; her parents, Dan David Pierce and Letha Edith McNeese Pierce; a brother, Rodney Pierce; and a granddaughter, Melissa Stringfield.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Doyle Ball and Bro. Dwayne Ball officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Linda Robinson Brown
May 20, 1960 - March 12, 2017
Linda Faye Burns Robinson Brown, daughter of Melvin Lee Burns, Sr. and Jessie Lee Burns of New Orleans, LA. She departed this life on March 12, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.
She attended Calvary Bible U.P.C. in Marrero, LA at an early age, were she receive the precious gift of the HOLY GHOST. Later she became a member of Apostolic Faith UPC.
She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Lee Burns, Sr., her mother, Jessie Lee Burns; her first husband, Clyde Jefferson Robinson, Sr.; father-in-law, Ned Brown, Sr.; one son, Antonio Christopher Brown; two sisters-in-law, Kelly Ann Burns and Gwen Burns.
To honor her memories her husband, Ned Brown, Jr.; five children, one son, Clyde, Jr. (Laquanta) Robinson; four daughters, Rachele (Derrick) Blankely, Rebecca Robinson, Larena Burns, and Miracle Brown all of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Lorie Burns of Bogalusa, LA; six brothers, Timmie (Giselle) Burns, Terry Burns, Melvin Burns, Jr., Mark (Diane) Burns, Jeffrey (Felicia) Burns all of New Orleans, LA, Alex (Marlayna) Burns of Suffolk, VA; five nieces, Tiara DeFreitas, Angel Burns, Shayday Henly, Ma’Kia Jackson and Jaiden Burns; three nephews, Timmie Burns, Jr., Skyler Burns, Jeffrey, Jr.; grandchildren, Barack, LaJonay, Aiden, LaVonn, Jerome, Autumn, Terriana Terrance; one granddaughter on the way, Mishael Robinson all of Bogalusa, LA; mother-in-law, Mrs. Bernice Brown; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Patricia Brown, Nieretta (Tony) Alexander, Minister Kenneth (Mary) Neal all of Bogalusa, LA, Georgia wise of Tucson, AZ; four God Children, Robin Gaines, Timmie Burns, Jr., Shawn Fox, Jr., and Ryan Crumedy; three special friends for life, Brenda Crumedy, Hazel Holts, Arlene Bernard; a host of grand-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Visitation on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 3:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa with Minister Clyde Robinson – Officiating.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.
 
Ernestine Johnson Potter
January 03, 1958 - March 11, 2017
Ernestine Johnson was born January 3, 1958 in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Aristine Johnson and the late Johnny C. Lewis. She was later married to the late Ray Brister when she became Ernestine Brister. She died peacefully in her home on March 11, 2017.
At an early age, Ernestine Potter joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church under the leadership of the deceased, Rev. Dr. Tom Bailey. Ernestine was a servant for the Lord. While attending Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, she was an active member in the Missions Ministry. Later, she became a member of Christ Way Ministries on June 12, 2016 and rededicated her life to Christ. 
Ernestine was a prime example of a virtuous woman. She served God with all of her heart, mind and soul. She sought his will for her life and followed his ways. Proverbs 31:26. 
Ernestine was a virtuous mother and a strong, willing warrior for the Lord. She taught her children the ways of her father in heaven. She nourished her children with the love of Christ, disciplined them with care and wisdom and trained them in the way they should go. Proverbs 31:17. She will be sadly missed by her children.
Ernestine leaves to cherish her memories to her children: Tekeisha (John) Ard, Keona (Eddie) Johnson of Bogalusa, Louisiana and Sonya (Omar) Latimer of Bolingbrook, IL. Her grandsons: Laderious Rashad Johnson, Javontay Owens, Eddie Johnson IV and Rodrick Johnson all of Bogalusa, La. Her granddaughters: Gabrielle Ard, Amaya Johnson, Jasmine Johnson of Bogalusa, La. Kylah and Jayla Latimer of Bolingbrook, IL and Takia Ard of Covington, La.
Her brothers: Willie A. Johnson, Robert E. Johnson, Larry Johnson, Minister Alton Johnson, and Albert Jackson. 
Her sisters: Willistine Watson of Atlanta, Ga, Emma Gatlin, Charlotte (Stefon) Gibson, Angela (Kobely) Clarke, Christine Moses of Bogalusa, La. Tonya (Fred) Bickham, of Columbia MS and Johnnie Titia Lewis of Baton Rouge, La.
Ernestine is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Brister, beloved son Mitchell L. Johnson, her father Johnnie C. Lewis, her brother Johnnie Lee Johnson, her sister Christine May, her sister-in-law Latonya Shun Johnson, nephew Senior Airman Myron Roderick Harriel, her grandparents, Hosie and Etta McKelphin, aunt Ms. Ernestine Austin Young and two uncles, Mr. Herbert and Willie B. McKelphin.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM followed by funeral service at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Carmel Baptist 841 East Third Street Bogalusa, LA with Rev. Douglas Hart ~ Host Pastor and Pastor Michael Oree ~ Officiating. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements.
 
Margie Cleaver
June 24, 1937 - March 11, 2017
Margie Bailey Evans Cleaver, 79, of Bogalusa, LA., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, Jr. was born in Bogalusa, June 24, 1937 and peacefully passed away March 11, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home.
Margie moved to Los Angeles California in 1954 and lived there for 15 years before she returned to her final resting place in Bogalusa.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Mr. William Bailey Jr and Mrs. Aretha Bolton Bailey; her brother, Ernest Bailey; and her nephew, Keith Crews. She is survived by: her daughter, Wanderlyn Evans Weary of Bogalusa; her brother, Joseph Bailey of Bogalusa; her sister Minnie Marilyn Crews of Bogalusa; her grandchildren, Shannon Weary of Irving, Texas, Mrs. Yolanda Magee (Albert) of Arlington, Texas, and Terrie Weary of San Antonio, Texas; her great grand children Danel Owens, William Monk, Dejah Owens, Dimyrius Owens, Gregory Weary, Dimyrria Owens, Alisa Magee, and Jerry Robinson; and her great grandchildren Deshawn Owens and Lillian Owens
Margie was known to bring excitement and joy to all that crossed her path. The family invites all to remember her joy at the Homegoing Services to celebrate the life of the loving mother, sister, grandparent and friend. Visitation Service will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 2pm until 6pm (viewing and respects) and Funeral Service Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11 pm. With Rev. Larry Lucas, Sr., officiating. Both services will be held at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.
 
Clinton Morris
November 18, 1935 - March 11, 2017
Clinton Morris, age 81, passed away March 11, 2017.
Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Vera Elizabeth Carrier- Holtzclaw
December 18, 1937 - March 11, 2017
Vera Elizabeth Carrier Holtzclaw, 79 passed away on March 11, 2017 in Slidell, Louisiana. She was born on December 18, 1937 and was a life long resident of Bogalusa, LA. She was the 9th child born to the late Benjamin F. Carrier and Effie Carter Carrier.
She is survived by her children, Ralph (Jennifer) Holtzclaw of Bogalusa, Martha (David) Rhodus of Holden, LA and Wanda Marshall of Bogalusa; five grandchildren, Melanie (Brett) Neal of Franklinton, LA, Jesse Holtzclaw of Spartanburg, S.C., Heather (Mark) Petty of Holden, LA, Shantel (Glenn) Parker of Vancleave, MS, and Brina (Jesse) Clarke of Madisonville, LA; six great-grandchildren, Clea Davis, Maddie, Brian, and Addy Brooke Parker, Pipper Elizabeth Petty and Samuel Clarke; one sister, Jenny Lee Franks of Bogalusa, and one brother-in-law, Carlton LaBorde of Laplace, LA and a host of nieces and nephews.
Vera was preceded in death by her grandson, Cory Flynn, two brothers, Meryle and Addison Carrier, and six sisters, Myrtle Bavedas, Mae Robertson, Louise Collums, Adilee Carrier, Mary Lee Thigpen and Effie (Shortie) Laborde.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday, March 13, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. with funeral services beginning at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Travis Houston and Rev. Rex Arbuckle will officiate. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Carrington Finn and Courtland Harding Massengale
Died March 9, 2017
Carrington Finn Massengale and Courtland Harding Massengale, passed away on March 9, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
The twins are survived by their mother, Colbi Massengale; a brother, Channing Grimes; grandparents, Billy and Donna Quave, and Jimmy Lane; great-grandmother, Pearline Crain; aunts and uncles, Logan Crain, Cameron Quave, Anderson Quave, Grayson Quave, Sydnie Quave, Avery Quave, and Ashley Lane; cousins, Lylah Crain, Caidon Glover and Tyler Lane.
Private Graveside Services were held at Ponemah Cemetery at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 with Rev. Jeff Sims officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Louise Martin Chambliss
February 09, 1947 - March 09, 2017
Louise Martin Chambliss, age 70 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Southeast Regional Medical Center in Kentwood. She was born February 9, 1947 in Brookhaven, MS and was 70 years of age.
She is survived by her son, Heath Chambliss and wife, Tina; grandchildren, Destinee Chambliss and fiance, Brodie McElveen, Aaron Chambliss and fiance, Jennifer Thompson, and Austin Chambliss; great-grandsons, Laythen and Zayn Chambliss; sister, Annie Ray Knight and husband, James; niece, Jeanine Knight; and numerous cousins, claimed children and friends.
Preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer "Hollis" Chambliss; parents, Raymond J. Martin and Beulah McDaniel Martin; brother, Wade Owen Martin.
Visitation at New Covenant Church of God, Arcola, from 1:00PM until Memorial Services at 3:00PM on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Isaiah Pribbenow.
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.
 
Thayer Willis "Big Daddy" Seal
January 3, 1930 - March 8, 2017
Thayer Willis Seal passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas, surrounded by his family.
Thayer was born in Bogalusa, LA to Delos Alton and Madie Flynn Seal. He was raised in Varnado and was known as “Red” when he was young. He graduated from Varnado High School where he was the quarterback for the football team. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty Joyce Walker Seal. He worked his entire life at the Bogalusa mill and later the mill in St. Francisville. He was always ready to help his neighbors. His greatest attributes were his love for, and his loyalty to, his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his family and friends. After his retirement he and Betty loved to travel in their motorhome. In his later years, he loved spending time on his childhood property in Varnado. He was affectionately known as “Big Daddy” to his family.
Mr. Seal is survived by his son, Ronald Thayer Seal (Marcia) of Denison, Texas, and his daughter in law, Mary Alice Seal of Pierre Part, Louisiana; five granddaughters, Stephanie Seal Harmon (Mance) of College Station, Texas, Amy Seal Moore (James) of Tuscumbia, Alabama, Kristen Seal Thompson (David) of Denison, Texas, Lelania Seal Clarkson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Abbey Seal Knight (Matthew) of Norwood, Louisiana; ten great-grandchildren, Leemon, Madison, Benjamin, Joshua Harmon of College Station, Texas, London and Sydney Grace Moore of Tuscumbia, Alabama, Mackenzie Thompson of Denison, Texas, Michael Seal of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Julia and Emma Knight of Norwood, Louisiana. He is also survived by two sisters in law, Linnie Rae Seal of Metairie, Louisiana, and Mary Jane Bolton of Picayune, Mississippi, along with many extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joyce Walker Seal; his parents, Delos Alton and Madie Flynn Seal, his youngest son, Terry Alton Seal, and one brother, Herbert Seal.
Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am Monday, March 13, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Bogalusa, Louisiana. Pastors presiding over the service will be Clay Norwood, Dale Clabaugh and James Moore. Interment will follow at Seal Cemetery in Varnado, Louisiana.
Pallbearers will be Mance Harmon, David Thompson, Matthew Knight, John Bolton, Shannon Ramsay, and Charlie Fornea.
Donations in his memory can be made to Superior Avenue Baptist Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana, or Chapel of the Pines in Picayune, Mississippi.
 
Charlotte Lang Leonard
January 18, 1947 - March 8, 2017
Charlotte Lang Leonard, 70, of Bush, passed away on March 8, 2017 after a lenthy but courageous battle with cancer. She was born on January 18, 1947, the daughter of Kenneth and Elverna “Pinkie” Lang of Sheridan. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Bernard (Judith) Lang. She was formerly employed with Vital Health Services. She recently joyfully became a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ovide Leonard; and son, Tracey Crain; step-son, Ian Leonard; her grandchildren, Seth Crain, and Megan Hunt; her brother, Glenn (Carolyn) Lang of Harvey; her sister, Loretta Stewart of Bogalusa; nephews, Kenny (Cayla) Lang, Kyle (Christopher) Lang, Jeffrey (Vickie) Lang, and Blake (Suzanne) Lang; nieces, Tabetha (Patrick) Ezell, and Nikki (Damon) Duke; and great-nieces and nephews, Katie Lang, Joseph and Jack Ezell, Cameron Lang, Finn Duke, and Evelyn Lang.
A true Southern mama, Charlotte heartily embraced family, tradition, and life. She loved music, cooking, gardening, and reading. Her infectious laugh and outspokenness ensured that she was always the center of attention.
Pallbearers will be Jeff, Blake, Kenny, and Kyle Lang, Patrick Ezell, and Damon Duke.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 P.M. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 1:00 P.M., with funeral service officiated by Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette beginning at 2:30 P.M. Interment will follow at Simmons-Lang Cemetery in Sheridan.
 
Joyce Pounds Rice
April 12, 1947 - March 8, 2017
JOYCE EVELYN POUNDS RICE, AGE 69 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:45 am Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She worked at Winn-Dixie in Ferriday and later in Franklinton before retiring as the Seafood manager. Joyce enjoyed reading and using her computer to keep up with her many friends and family. She was a big NASCAR fan and enjoyed the times she went to the races, especially the time she saw Dale Earnhardt win at Talladega.
Survived by: Husband: Robert H. Rice of Franklinton; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Ricky H. Rice of Laplace, Brian Keith and Jocelyn Anglin of Ruskin, FL; Granddaughter and Spouse: Kelly and David Harper; 2 Great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters and Brothers in law: Marti and Tom Inglehart of Baton Rouge, Bonnie and Darwin Clegg of Prairieville; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her son James Allen Anglin, daughter Robbie Merle McKenzie and parents James Emeril Pounds and Ava Lucille Stilley Pounds.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Saturday March 11th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Duane Ball officiating.
 
Tessie Mizell Rogers
April 20, 1924 - March 8, 2017
TESSIE MIZELL ROGERS, AGE 92 and a resident of Isabel died at 7:00 pm Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She worked at the Mizell Grocery Store in Isabel for 23 years and also at Hall’s Catfish House for 12 years. Tessie was a faithful member of Berry’s Creek Pentecostal Church for 60 years. She enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers. She also enjoyed completing word puzzles and quilting. She was a great cook that loved spending time with her family and friends.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Paulette Jenkins of Isabel, Denise and Travis Thomas of Thomas; Son and Daughter in law: Martin “L.B.” Rogers and James Henri Rogers of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and Spouses; 12 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild; Sister and Brother in law: Odeal and Vester Sharp of Stony Point; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: David and Rita Mizell of Franklinton, Huey and Gloria Mizell of Isabel; Sisters in law: Delorice Mizell of Isabel, Lillie Mae Byers of Covington; Also numerous nieces and nephews
Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton is in charge of arrangements.
 
Ewing Allan Rihn
November 10, 1924 - March 6, 2017
Ewing Allan Rihn, age 92, born on November 10, 1924 in San Antonio, TX, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home in Franklinton, LA. He was a Merchant Marine and served in the United States Marines and he was a member of the VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia K. Jones Rihn of Franklinton, LA; two step-daughters, Linda Sue Jones of Zona, LA, and Annette Suzette Jones of Franklinton, LA; two step-sons, John Paul Jones, Sr. of Bogalusa, LA, and George Allen Jones of Franklinton, LA; his brother, James “Montee” Rihn (Billie) of Schertz, TX; his best friend, Harold Nellie of Lacombe, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John B. Rihn and Alice Biediger Rihn; his brothers, Malcolm Rihn, and Nathaniel Rihn.
Private Graveside Services was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Entombment was held at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Lucille K. Boutwell
July 22, 1928 - March 6, 2017
Lucille K. Boutwell, age 88, born on July 22, 1928, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Boutwell of Bogalusa, LA, and James “Jimmy” William Strahan and wife Shari of Bogalusa, LA; grandchildren, James Strahan, II and wife Angie of Dallas, TX, Tara Marie Thibodaux and husband Paul of Lafitte, LA; and Ryan Rester and wife Lela of Bogalusa, LA; and seven great-grand-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charles Boutwell; her parents, William Edward Kennedy and Aquilla Green Kennedy; two sisters, Margaret Roberts, and Mary Parker; two brothers, Johnny Spears and Wendell Green.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Field Thigpen and Rev. Kevin Neary officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemeh Cemetery.
 
Joseph Charles Giglio
March 9, 1931 - March 6, 2017
Joseph Charles Giglio, age 85, passed away on March 6, 2017 at Timeless Grace assisted living in Carriere, Mississippi. Much like his wife, Sally Bateman Giglio, who preceded him in death, his spirit and zest for life will continue to inspire and impact the many lives he touched and influenced through the years.
Although Joe traveled the world with Sally and friends, his heart belonged to Bogalusa. As a lifelong resident, he made a big influence on the city’s economic growth with his tremendous work effort and entrepreneurial spirit that spanned many professions. Joe retired from Crown Zellerbach’s accounting department and also served on the board of directors for Citizen's Savings Bank. Joe also owned and operated Estelle’s, a popular clothing store that helped Bogalusa residents look their best for 52 years.
Joe also helped usher the tremendous Mardi Gras spirit in Bogalusa as a long-time member of the city’s Krewe of MCCA which was established in 1981. He and Sally immensely enjoyed parade day which included an incredible ride and many annual post-parade parties for family and friends at his home. When Joe wasn’t dressed in Mardi Gras Green, Purple and Gold, he enjoyed other passions that included camping and traveling. Joe and Sally had the pleasure of visiting locations that included Sicily, Morocco, Mexico, China, Europe and many other great locations.
Joe was active for most of his life as a Mason and Joe's membership at Bogalusa’s First Baptist Church spanned decades. He always enjoyed going with Sally and showing off his granddaughters when they were in town.
Family was tremendously important to Joe. He and Sally had three children, Charles, Todd and Toni. They also had three granddaughters, Sarah Beth, Hannah and Ashley with whom they were able to spend a great amount of time. Joe’s affection, generosity and knowledge of ladies’ fashions always ensured that Toni and her daughters were always seen in the latest styles.
Joe was married to Sally for nearly 50 years and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. While Sally battled cancer during the last few years of her life, Joe tirelessly drove her back and forth to M.D. Anderson numerous times so that she would have the best possible care.
The Giglio family will be forever grateful for the tremendous flowing of friendship that was shared with them throughout Joe and Sally’s life. During their periods of sickness, both Joe and Sally received a constant flow of visitors, great food and encouragement. They also want to extend a special thanks to Belinda Seals for the care she gave to Joe for over 7 years so that he could stay home. The family would also like to thank the staff of Timeless Grace Assisted Living for the care they gave to Joe.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Alberta White Giglio, his wife Sally Bateman Giglio, and his son, Charles Warren Giglio.
He is survived by his son Todd; daughter, Toni Giglio Staton, and granddaughters, Sarah Beth, Hannah and Ashley Staton.
Visitation will be held Thursday March 9, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 until 9:00 and will continue Friday March 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, from 9:00 until the funeral service at 11:00. Rev. Greg Whaley will officiate the service and interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Pounds, Leonard Mayfield, Rick Brown, Kent Kirkland, Jewel White, and Roger White. Honorary Pallbearers will be Huey L. Pierce, Dr. Richard Hortman, Don Fendlason, Richard Mizell and Mike Breecher.
In honoring Joe, the Giglio family request that memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, 541 Avenue F. Boglausa, LA 70427, Louisiana Baptist Children's Home 7200 Desaird St. Monroe, LA 71203, or Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center 1203 S. Tyler St. Covington, LA 70433.
 
Maxine H. Varnado
July 12, 1924 - March 05, 2017
Maxine Varnado of Kentwood passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was a long-time member of Spring Creek Baptist Church, where she served her class, church, and the community. She enjoyed her years in the Sunshine choir, and loved her church & church family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kermit R. Varnado, and brothers J.H. Hall, Floyd Hall and her sister, Vivien Richardson .
She is survived by many nieces, nephews and their families in Texas.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 PM until 8 PM on Monday and at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Spring Creek, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 9:30 AM until Religious Services at 11 AM on Tuesday. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek.
 
Bill Jenkins
July 21, 1941 - March 4, 2017
BILLY WAYNE “BILL” JENKINS, AGE 75 and a resident of Pekin, Illinois passed away at 3:18 pm Saturday March 4, 2017 at Pekin Manor. He was born July 21, 1941 in Franklinton, LA to the late Zelimer “Bud” Jenkins and Lurleane Hunt Jenkins. Bill was a 1959 graduate of Zachary High School and later graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1983. He attended the LSU Fire School and became a certified firefighting instructor. While living in Franklinton, Bill was the dispatcher for the local fire department. He was an animal lover that enjoyed playing fantasy baseball and reading. Bill was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and LSU Tigers football and baseball teams. He had resided, alongside his wife, in Illinois for the previous 17 years and had a special place in his heart for his pet cat Miss Kitty and dog Pepe.
Survived by: Wife: Judith Kay Kaldi Jenkins of Pekin, IL; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Joni Jenkins Truxillo and David Truxillo of New Orleans, Stacy Jenkins Ashton and Thomas Ashton of Baton Rouge; 2 Step-sons and Spouses: Mark and Michelle Valentine of Marquette Heights, IL and Brian and Amy Valentine of Pekin; 4 Grandchildren; Brother and Sister in law: Rev. Larry and Kathy Jenkins of Franklinton
Visitation will be Saturday March 18th from 12 pm until 2 pm at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton (1109 Bene Street, Franklinton, LA 70438). A memorial service will be held following the visitation at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Honan and the staff of Pekin Manor and Hospice Compassus for their care and support.
 
Ruth Brooks
Died: March 4, 2017
Ruth Brooks passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017, Franklinton, LA. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Robert O. Brooks Sr. and a sister Barbara Dickey.
She is survived by her children, JoAnn B. Zarsang. Doris Perrilloux, Robert O. Brooks Jr., Katherine Brooks,  John Michael Brooks, Her sisters Leanna Guillory and Anita Smith, 8 Grand Children and 8 Great Grand Children.
A funeral service will be held on March 8, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Bagnell and Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Rd, Covington LA. Visitation from 10:00AM till service time. Burial will be at a later date in the Abita Springs Cemetery.
 
Mary Jenkins
October 31, 1919 - March 4, 2017
MARY JENKINS, AGE 97 and a resident of Enon died at 10:00 am Saturday March 4, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a native of Denver, CO and a longtime resident of Woodville, MS before retiring to Enon in the late 1980’s. Mary was a former telephone operator, a clerk at Marten’s Drug Store and City Drug Store and later retired after several years at the Russell Company in Woodville. She enjoyed doing crafts and quilting. Mary also loved traveling.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and a Son in law: LaVerne “Cissy” and Richard “Dick” Corkern, Sr. of Enon, Ann Menser of St. Francisville, Cyrena Jo Griffey of Enon; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Richard Corkern, Jr., Stephen and Lisa Corkern, David and Rachel Menser, James and Melissa Menser, John and Lauren Griffey; 4 Great-grandchildren: Derek Devooght, Allison Menser, Blake Corkern, Travis Menser
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard J. “R.J.” Jenkins, son in law Willie Menser, granddaughter Stephanie Corkern, and her parents Arthur Baker and Cyrena Cunningham Baker.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday March 6th from 5 pm until 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 7 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. A graveside committal service will be held at 12 pm Tuesday in the Old Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville, MS.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Enon Baptist Church, 19049 Hwy. 16, Franklinton, LA 70438.
Pallbearers: Ricky Corkern, Stephen Corkern, John Griffey, Derek Devooght, David Menser, James Menser.
Honorary Pallbearers are great-grandchildren Allison Menser, Blake Corkern and Travis Menser
 
Linda Gill Seals
September 16, 1943 - March 4, 2017
Linda Gill Seals of Bogalusa, LA, born September 16, 1943, passed away on Saturday March 4, 2017, at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, LA at the age of 73.
She is survived by 2 daughters Sherry (Brad) Martin of Bogalusa, LA, and Tammy (Byron) Spears of Bogalsua, LA; grandchildren Kristi (Craig) Anderson and Ashley Martin, Thailyr Spears, Bailey Spears, Matthew and Austin Paulk,and; great grandchildren Dawson Givens, Gabby Anderson, Abigail Anderson, Craig Mark Anderson III, Braxton Hillman, Braylin Spears, Adalynn Spears, Wyatt Paulk a sister Lisa (Jeff) Paulk of McComb, MS, a sister-in-law Geri Seals of Bogalusa, LA; special friends Rachael Jenkins, Susan Painter, Wilkie Woods, Pam and Charles Helton, and David and Frankie Thompson.
Linda is Preceded in death by her husband Rayford Seals; her parents Sexton Red Gill and Suzie Kenny Gill; a brother Wayne Gill; a sister Mackalee Applewhite, and a brother-in-law Leon Seals.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday March 6, 2017, from 6:00 until 9:00p.m. and will continue Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 9:00 until service at 11:00a.m. The Rev. Fred Brumfield will officiate and interment will follow at Williams Cemetery.
 
Wilbur Ray "Billy" Nobles
March 13, 1923 - March 4, 2017
Wilbur “Billy” Ray Nobles, our sweet husband, dad, pawpaw and friend joined our Heavenly Father on Saturday March 4th at 2:45p.m. At 93 years of age.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Myrtle Virginia Crowe Nobles, and his only daughter, Barbara Nobles Chauvin. His greatest joys were his 3 grandchildren, Jerome Chauvin, Kim Spillers, Lesa Courville, and their spouses. He also had 11 great-grandchildren; Erin, Kaitlyn, Victoria, Keith, Jessica, Stephanie, Vanessa, Bradley, Priscilla, Hayleigh, and Bella. Pallbearers will be Jerome Chauvin, Mike Spillers, Matt Courville, Keith Wall, Michael Hall, and John Douglas. Honorary Pallbearer will be Bradley Pickering.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Marie Nolan Roark, and his grandparents, George and Hattie Nolan.
He retired from Crown Zellabach Papermill after 37 faithful years. As a retired Master Sergeant in the United States Airforce, he also served in WWII. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge in Bogalusa since he was 18 years old. During his retired years, he served as the Masonic Chaplain and Secretary. He was also an original member of Westside Baptist Church of Bogalusa.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Monday March 6th from 1:00pm until service time of 3:00pm. The Rev. David Womack will officiate. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery with Military Graveside Service by the Magic City American Legion Post # 24.
Special thanks to Hospice In His Care for their love, support, and services.
 
Martha Gayle Mooney
May 24, 1957 - March 3, 2017
Martha Gayle Mooney, age 59, born on May 24, 1957 in Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at her home in Zachary, LA. A beautiful soul loved by many. Listening to music, gardening, and cooking were some of her favorite things in life.
She is survived by her daughter, Leah Johnson (Darrin) of Watson, LA; son, Joe Kenneth Mooney of Walker, LA; her father, Kenneth Warner (Gwen)of Folsom, LA; sisters, Madoline Morris (Mike) of McComb, MS, and Gretchen Payne (Keith) of Watson, LA; brother, Cliff Warner (Selena)of Zachary, LA; grandchildren, Derrick Johnson, Laura Johnson , and Natalie Johnson; aunts and uncle, Marilyn McKenzie of Whitehouse, TN, Madoline Ellison, and Irma Cupit (Bobby) both of Magnolia, MS; uncle and aunt, Royce Warner (Marika) of Hattiesburg, MS; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Gayle Austin Warner.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mike Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Seal Cemetery.
 
Anthony James Callahan
May 10, 1960 - March 02, 2017
Anthony James Callahan was born to the late Ruby Callahan and Melvin Hebert, Jr. on May 10, 1960. Anthony entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville, LA at 7:00 a.m.
Anthony attended Covington High School class of 1979. He later attended SLU for 2 ½ years. He loved playing baseball from a kid, after college and started his own softball team in 1985 in Franklinton, LA where he sponsored many tournaments on Sunday evenings at the Hill Park. He went on to coach little league with the Franklinton Dixie Little League Association where he remained from 1986-2008. He enjoyed coaching so much because he loved working with kids. He was everyone’s dad, paw paw and uncle. 
Anthony became a member of the Outreach Full Gospel Church under the leadership of Dr. John Wesley James where he was a faithful member. He left for a while and returned to Outreach under the leadership of Pastor Antoine Graves and stayed faithfully until his health failed in February 2017.
He worked as a boilermaker, a scaffle builder and rigger for 30 plus years. 
He is survived by, Sarah Jenkins Callahan of Franklinton, LA; 2 sons, Spencer Robinson of Bogalusa, LA and Anthony Dillon of Franklinton, LA; 5 daughters Tyra (Phillip) Ducre, of Covington, LA, Ruby Payne of Houston, Texas, Shatania Ginn, Dishika Moore, Paquita Dillon all of Franklinton; two brothers, Melvin (Stacy) Hebert of Ponchatoula, LA and Douglas (Karen) Johnson of Humble, TX; 8 sisters, Vanessa (Judge) Burton of Houston, Texas, Ellen Muse of Ponchatoula, LA, Lisa Landry, Cheryl (Bryan) Edwards both of Baker, LA, Dionne Hebert of Stockbridge, GA, Cheritta (Keldon) Singleton, Demetria Boles, and Jacqueline (Curtis) Thomas all of New Orleans, LA; 2 brothers-in-law, Eugene (Bernestine) Jenkins and Bruce Jenkins. His step-mother, Ms. Nicey Davis all of Franklinton, LA; 3 God children Paquita Thomas, Ralpheal Watson, Tiffany Callahan and Tammy Watson 17; granchildren and 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends. He was reared by a special lady, Mrs. Willie Mae and a special cousin, Rev. Dr. Mallery Callahan.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00AM at Out Reach Full Gospel Church with Pastor Antoine Graves. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements. 
 
Susan Lancaster Stewart
December 12, 1951 - March 2, 2017
Susan Lancaster Stewart, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 65, born on December 12, 1951, passed away on March 2, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. She was a volunteer for Little League, with the Southwest Athletic Association, and Bogalusa Sports Association. She was involved with scouting for the Boy Scouts, and a Horizons Camp Fire Leader. She was active in Cancer Awareness and involved in Relay for Life. She helped with the Children's Choir at Memorial Baptist Church. She was a volunteer in the School System. Susan was also an active donor for the Blood Center.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin Glenn Stewart (Ashley) of Covington, LA, and Kyle Lynn Stewart of Hattiesburg, MS; and one sister, Sandy Wheat (Jimmy) of Crossroads, MS.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Glenn Stewart; and her parents, Samuel Ernest Lancaster, Jr. and Sallie Adele Alsobrooks Lancaster.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Field Thigpen officiating. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Eddie Elmo McNeese
June 15, 1939 - March 1, 2017
EDDIE ELMO MCNEESE, AGE 77 and a resident of Pine died at 8:30 Wednesday March 1, 2017. He was retired as a project engineer with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and a longtime member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church. Elmo was a former member of the United States Army Reserve. He enjoyed spending time on the porch watching the many birds that visited his property each day. Upon retiring, he and his wife sold numerous items at the many auctions in the local area. Elmo loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife of 53 years: Delores Williams McNeese of Pine; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Duane and Susan McNeese of Mt. Hermon, Shane and Tina McNeese of Pine; 5 Grandchildren: Jerri McNeese, Danica McNeese, Joshua McNeese, Cailyn McNeese, Wyatt McNeese; 2 Brothers: Donald McNeese, David McNeese both of Pine; 5 Sisters and Brothers in law: Edna Thomas of Pine, Marlene Fitzmorris of Covington, Gilda Passman of Franklinton, Julia and Walter Guchereau of Pine, Sharon and Billy Simmons of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Archie N. McNeese and Alice Beall McNeese, a sister Mildred Stuart and an infant brother.
Visitation will be at Pine Missionary Baptist Church Thursday March 2nd from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Friday with Eld. Clyde Cooper, Eld. Gerald King, Eld. Edward Penton, and Eld. Glen Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in the War Crain Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Travis Miley, Norman Graves, Steve McNeese, Kevin Garner, Billy Passman, David McNeese
Honorary Pallbearers: Harold Thomas, Huey Thomas, Jim Thomas, Reed Lott, Randy Branch, Roy Crain, James Barber, James Bickham
 
Janet Mingo Kelly
October 01, 1941 - February 28, 2017
Janet Mingo Kelly was born on October 01, 1941 to the late Leone Mingo & Mary Lee (Wilson) Mingo. Janet relocated to Oakland California in the late 1970s where she lived for nearly 30 years before she decided to move back home with her family in 2000. Janet loved her family and friends, and will be greatly missed. 
She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Larry Mingo, Jimmy Ray Mingo and Terry Bickham.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her companion, Robert Causey, four sisters, Christine Vernon and Paulette Mingo of San Leandro, California, Ida Sibley and Johnnie Ruth Jenkins of Franklinton, Louisiana; three brothers, Charles Ray Mingo and James Mingo both of Franklinton, Louisiana and Samuel Mingo of Oakland, California and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9:00AM - 11:00AM, followed by funeral service at 11:00AM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness with Elder Washington Drake - Pastor Officiating. Interment - Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.
 
Shira Easley
April 11, 1941 - February 28, 2017
Shira Easley, a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at St. Helena Parish Hospital. She was born April 11, 1941 in St. Helena Parish and was 75 years of age. After attending college at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, she moved to Baton Rouge, where she was employed as an accountant/bookkeeper. For most of her professional career, she was employed at Kean’s Fine Dry Cleaning, formerly known as Red Stick. She was a member of Jefferson Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir, Bible Study groups, taught Sunday School for many years, and participated in the Women’s Ministry. She thoroughly enjoyed studying God’s word and sharing it with others. She had many friends. She was also a Red Cross Chaplain, volunteering for many disaster relief operations in the southern and western regions of the United States. Upon retiring, she moved back to her hometown of Kentwood and became a member of New Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by her 2 sisters, Vera Macaluso and Carolyn Easley; 2 nephews, Michael and Timothy Macaluso; 2 nieces, Karyn Babeaux and Kristin Norman; and numerous great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Louise Schwartz Easley; sister, Barbara Easley and brother, Larry Easley.
Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church from 9:30 AM until religious services at 12 Noon on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood.
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.
 
Sidney "Bo Pete" Davis, Jr.
August 13, 1945 - February 28, 2017
Sidney” Bo-Pete” Davis Jr., was born on August 13, 1945 to Sidney and Eunice Davis in Bogalusa, LA. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Lakeview Regional Medical Center. 
Sidney “Bo-Pete” Davis Jr. grew up in Bogalusa, LA where he attended Central Memorial High School. After attending High School, he joined the United States Army. He later retied from Washington St. Tammany Charity Hospital.
His memories will be cherished by his sister, Lee Audre Cohea of Bogalusa, LA; two brothers, Sherman (Debra) Davis of Slidell, LA and Anthony Davis of New Orleans, LA; his god daughter, Shawanda Fitzgerald of Baton Rouge, LA, and a special cousin, Calvin (Dorothy) Johnson of Bogalusa, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Eunice Davis, and a sister, Eugenia Davis.
Visitation will be Monday, March 13, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home from 2:00PM - 6:00PM followed by at family hour from 6:00PM - 7:00PM.
Funeral service Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:00PM at St. Paul AME Church 420 Church Street, Bogalusa, LA with Rev. R.L. Palmer - Officiating
 
Lydia Guin Creel
November 19, 1952 - February 28, 2017
LYDIA GUIN CREEL, AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton died at 10:30 am Tuesday February 28, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton who enjoyed taking care of the needs of others and reading, in order to learn all that she could. Lydia received her degree in Education and later her Masters+30 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She began teaching at Bowling Green School and then taught 4th through 6th grade English/Language Arts at Pine School for 32 years, where she was also the 4-H Club leader. Lydia also enjoyed traveling to the beach and making kettle corn and pork skins. She was a longtime member and current President of the Winbury Club. Lydia liked to be “fixed up” every time she left the house and she had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Che Che. She was always a loving wife, mother and friend.
Survived by: Husband of 41 years: Dr. Isaac Franklin “Doc” Creel of Franklinton; Daughter: Brianna Temple Creel of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Yvonne and Jerry Stewart of Chattanooga, TN; Nieces/Nephews and Spouses: Rachel Stewart and Kim Swanson, Derrick Guin, Donna Jean and Nathan Clark, Nancy Creel Hill and Chuck Hill, Mark and Linda Creel; Sister in law: Nina Creel of Central
She was preceded in death by her parents W.W. Guin and Ammel House Guin, a brother Don Guin, father in law and mother in law E.M. and Alma Creel, brother in law Elwyn Creel and nephews Karl Creel and Greg Creel.
Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Franklinton on Friday March 3rd from 4 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am on Saturday with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Fisher United Methodist Church Cemetery.
 
Patricia Wray Ogden
August 24, 1949 - February 28, 2017
PATRICIA WRAY OGDEN, AGE 67 and a resident of Baton Rouge passed from this life into her eternal rest Sunday afternoon February 28, 2017 at Heritage Manor of Baton Rouge Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born August 24, 1949 in Harlingen, TX to the late Edward M. and Jewel Maxine Wray. The family moved to the Mt. Pisgah area of Washington Parish in 1950. Pat was a 1967 graduate of Franklinton High School and later received her B.A. in Education and her 30 plus hours from Southeastern Louisiana University. Pat was vivacious, creative and caring. She loved music and was an accomplished vocalist. After moving to Baton Rouge, she worked as an administrative assistant to Gordon Ogden whom she married in 1985. Together they worked in several ministries including Baton Rouge Rescue, which they founded.
Survived by: Husband: Pastor Gordon C. Ogden, Jr. of Baton Rouge; Sister and Brother in law: JoAnn Wray Wells and Mike Wells of Edmond, OK; Nieces and Spouse: Deborah Wells Ogletree and David Ogletree of Houston, TX,; 5 Nephews and Spouses: Duane W. Wray, Jr. of Waveland, MS, Edward M. Wray, II of San Carlos, CA, Kevin M. and Julie Wells of Houston, TX, Mark S. and Jessica Wells of Colorado Springs, CO, Brian D. and Amy Wells of Decatur, GA; Also 10 great-nieces and great-nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Duane W. Wray, Sr.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday March 3rd from 5 pm until 8 pm and after 12 pm on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Scott Spinks officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staffs of Heritage Manor of Baton Rouge and Life Sources Hospice for their caring service to Patricia.
 
Ricco DiPietro
February 16, 1954 - February 28, 2017
Ricco DiPietro, a former resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 63, born on February 16, 1954, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his residence in Covington, LA. He was a United States Army Veteran. He retired as a Corrections Sgt. Master at Rayburn Correctional Center, and was a former President of AFSCME Local 3686.
He is survived by his former wife, Sandra DiPietro of Covington, LA; two daughters, Lauren DiPietro of New York, and Jody DiPietro of Kentucky; two sons, Anthony DiPietro (Whitney), and Alex DiPietro both of Covington, LA; one sister, Betty DiPietro of Arkansas; three grandchildren, Noah DiPietro, Madilyn DiPietro, and Axton DiPietro; also, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Bro. Doug Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemtery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: United Cerebral Palsy or New Heights Therapy Center in Folsom, LA.
 
Harry Jack Forbes
February 24, 1950 - February 27, 2017
Harry Jack Forbes, age 67, born on February 24, 1950 in Tylertown, MS, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, LA. Harry worked as a corrections officer for the State of Louisiana.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Galloway Forbes of Angie, LA; two daughters, Kristen Kinnamon (Preston), and Tiffany Ledet (Adam) both of Pine, LA; two sons, Joshua Jack Forbes (Liza) of Brandon, MS, and Dustin Matthew Forbes of Angie, LA; two sisters, Anita Lott of Varnado, LA, and Janie Todd (Ken) of Quimbley Iowa; one brother, Needham Rankin Forbes, Jr. of Varnado, LA; nine grandchildren, Joshua Forbes, Jacob Forbes, Jonah Forbes, Kira Kinnamon, Eli Kinnamon, Beau Kinnamon, Peyton Kinnamon, Madison Ledet, and Ayden Ledet.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Mike Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery, Isabel, LA.
 
Leona Burris
March 13, 1938 - February 26, 2017
Leona Anita Daniels Burris was born on March 13, 1938 in Clifton, Louisiana to the late Samul and Ethel Daniels. She was the third child of four children, Rosa Buckley, Robert and Delton Daniel who all preceded her in death.
At an early age, Leona Daniels Burris joined Bethel Holy Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Benny Lee. She was an active member until her death.
In December 1958, she was married in holy matrimony to Gary Burris and to this union one child was born, Greg Burris.
Leona was a stay at home mom and a devoted wife for many years. She dedicated her life to shopping, cleaning and listening to gospel music.
Leona leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband, Gary Burris; one son, Grey (Helen) Burris; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. One very special aunt, Georgia McCant.
A Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11 am at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.
 
Max Wayne Jenkins
January 28, 1954 - February 26, 2017
Max Wayne Jenkins born January 28, 1954 went home to be with the Lord on February 26, 2017. Wayne as he was known by was a Graduate of Bogalusa High School, he also served time in the United States Air Force and attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Jenkins Courtois of Bogalusa, 3 brothers, Allen(Minnie)Jenkins of Thibadeaux, La., Stanley (Dianne) Jenkins of Bogalusa and Paul (Pam) Jenkins of Hammond, La., also 5 grandchildren and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Max Wincel Jenkins and a daughter, Brandy Jenkins.
A memorial service will be held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home on Friday March 3, 2017 beginning at 12:00 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.
 
Willie Holliday
May 1, 1925 - February 26, 2017
WILHEMINA “WILLIE” WESTMORELAND HOLLIDAY, AGE 91 and a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 12:45 pm Sunday February 26, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church and a former librarian with the Washington Parish Library for many years. Willie loved gardening for both flowers and vegetables. She was an avid reader that also enjoyed watching her favorite action/adventure reality TV shows.
Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Betty Holliday of Anahuac, TX, Lynn Andre’ of Baton Rouge, Judy and Ken Guillot of Holly Lake Ranch, TX; 3 Sons and a Daughter in law: Daniel Holliday of Mt. Hermon, Eddie Holliday of Springfield, Jerry and Debra Holliday of Walker; 13 Grandchildren; 21 Great-grandchildren; 3 Great-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her daughter Gayle McNeese, her husband Milfred Holliday, grandson Matthew McNeese, parents Hubert Westmoreland and Ivy Johnson Westmoreland, a sister Juanita Givens, brothers Coley Westmoreland and Joel Westmoreland and son in law Benny Andre’.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday March 1st from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to her caregivers, Debbie Ellis and Carla Fenyes, for their loving support through the years.
Pallbearers: David Watson, David Hemphill, Mark Guillot, Dean Guillot, Chris Ard, Johnny McCarstle
 
John Huey Barnes, Sr.
September 01, 1939 - February 25, 2017
God’s Angel of Mercy came down and gathered the fun-loving, caring spirit of John Huey Barnes, Sr., releasing him from all pain. The Lord welcomed him home to rest and rejoice!
John Huey Barnes, Sr was born in Franklinton, Louisiana to the late Marvin and Julia Barnes. He was baptized at an early age and continued his religious journey throughout his life. John was the eighth of nine children. He loved his family dearly and was usually one of the first ones called upon when anyone was sick or needed help. After attending Washington Parish High School, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force stationed in California. He resided in Los Angeles, Ca for a few years while working for Ford Motor Company. He eventually returned to Franklinton, where he met his former wife of 23 years, a lovely school teacher named Cornelia. Realizing that he wanted to complete his education, John enrolled at Southern A&M University and began his studies soon after the wedding. From this union two children were born; Macqueline (Mackie) and John Jr (John-John). During his time at S.U. John joined the Prince Hall Free & Accepted Masons and went on to obtain his B.A. degree in Business Administration.
The family of four soon moved from Franklinton to Baton Rouge, La. in 1976. John was very active in politics and was appointed a position as the Executive Director of Capital Economic Development District. In this role, he worked to improve socio-economic blight in underserved areas. He was directly responsible for increasing the availability of schools, parks and recreation centers in areas that he served. He also served as a lobbyist.
John pursued fun and the good times with the same vigor and intensity that he brought to his work, he really knew how to have a good time and bring laughter to anyone. To John, there was no such thing as a stranger. The cup was always half-full and his ability to see all sides of a situation was the key to his charm. Throughout his illnesses John would reference the story is Job, his favorite scripture. Some wondered how he was able to apply the similar level of patience to his own illnesses and continue to be optimistic and faithful. Never did he let the harshness of his sickness assault his character, nor was he bitter, envious or mean spirited. By sharing a positive outlook, a loving spirit and an ability to laugh, John was a living testimony to the strength of God and the human spirit.
Although we are all together today in celebration of John’s life, this is not our final goodbye. John has so many friends and family that will always carry a part of him in their hearts, minds and souls. If you pay close attention, you will hear him laugh, see his million-dollar smile and hear all of those words of wisdom that he so loved to counsel people with. We will continue to share our memories of his life, old times and new, with his family and friends.
Rejoicing in his memories, but mourning his passing are: His daughter Macqueline “Mackie” Barnes Cathey (Walter) and grandchildren Blakeley and Chase Cathey of Los Angeles, Ca; son John H. Barnes, Jr (Natalie) and grandchildren Tosh and Mila Barnes of New Orleans, La. His sisters Mona Barnes Anderson (Edwin), Los Angeles, Ca and Marvene A. Branham, Seattle, Wa and brother Bobbie Barnes, Seattle Wa. Sisters-in-law Louise Barnes and Mae Barnes. The follow nieces and nephews, Kirsten Barnes, Kelly Barnes, Courtney Barnes, Mark L. Barnes, Patrice Barnes, Coleatha Fowler, Phil Branham, Neil Branham, Anthony Branham, Christopher Branham, April Branham, Martha Faty, Tami Barnes, Angela Barnes, Carol Cornist and a host of aunts, uncles, great-neices and nephews, extended family and friends. John was preceeded in death by his parents, Marvin and Julia Barnes and his siblings, Billy Barnes, Dorothy Cornist, and Mary Gail Gethers, Jim Barnes and Phil K. Barnes.
Visitation Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00AM – 1:30PM followed by funeral at 1:30PM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness; Elder Washington Drake – Officiating. Interment – Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.
 
Wilda Thomas
December 29, 1927 - February 25, 2017
WILDA THOMAS, AGE 89 and a former longtime resident of Magnolia, MS died early Saturday morning February 25, 2017 at the Lacour House in New Roads. She was a native of Thomas before moving to Magnolia and later to New Roads to be near her family. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Magnolia, who loved her Lord and her church family. Wilda also loved gardening as her favorite pastime.
Survived by: Husband: Bobby Thomas of New Roads; Son and Daughter in law: Lamar and Susan Thomas of Brusly; Daughter: Sheila Fullenwilder of Florida; 7 Grandchildren; 9 Great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her son Nolan Thomas, her parents Will and Cordia Thomas, sisters Waver, Eva and Audrey and brothers Elbert and Orecee.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday February 26th at Thomas Cemetery.
 
Mattie Helen Rhymes Smith
December 17, 1921 - February 25, 2017
Mattie Helen Rhymes Smith, age 95, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Smith (Mary), and Randy Smith (Linda) both of Bogalusa, LA; a niece, Glenda Davis of Bogalusa, LA; four grandchildren, Vicki Lyn LeBleu (Travis) of Baton Rouge, LA, Amber Lee Tiner (David) of Prairieville, LA, Derrick Smith (Dabney) of Bogalusa, LA, and Jason Smith (Traci) of Holden; ten great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, J. Levert Smith; her parents, Ansel Rhymes and Laura J. Thigpen Rhymes; three sisters, Myrtle Ruth Stewart, Elna Roberts, and Edna Rhymes; and one brother, Ansel Rhymes, Jr.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Hillview Memorial Gardens at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. More Lock officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Luke "LV" Warner
April 13, 1941 - February 24, 2017
Luke “LV” Warner entered into enternal rest on Friday, February 24, 2017. 
LV was born in Franklinton, LA on April 13, 1941 to the late Marshall Warner Sr. and Beluah Graves Warner. He attended Washington Parish School. He spent his early years living in Chicago, ILL where he resided for many years. After which he returned back to Louisiana where he worked for Boh Brothers Construction Company. 
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Tamaka) Warner, and Steven (Cassandra) Warner; two daughters, Belinda (Luther) Warner Bridged, and Sherrie (Paul) Warrner Karuma; four sisters, Gladys Butler of Chicago, ILL, Ruth (Hilbert)Warner Walker, Wona (Randy) Warner of Franklinton, LA, and Anita Warner of Bogalusa, LA; four brothers, John Warner of Bloomington, ILL, James (Sheila) Warner of Bogalusa, LA, Tony Warner and Tommie Warner both of Franklinton, LA; one sister-in-law, Denise Warner; and a special friend, Rose; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his two parents, Marshall Warner Sr., and Beluah Graves Warner, and eight brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2017 at 2:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral - Franklinton; with Supt. Benson Magee - Officiating.
 
Gary Joe Crowe
January 23, 1946 - February 24, 2017
Gary Joe Crowe, a native of Stoney Point and a resident of Bolivar, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017. He was born January 23, 1946 and was 71 years of age.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Susanne Brown Crowe; daughter, and son in law, Melanie and Kelsey Lucido; son and daughter in law, Gary D. and Tracie Crowe; 5 grandchildren, Preston and Morgan Crowe, and Jessica , Jacob and Jordan Lucido, all of Bolivar; Also survived by 3 brothers, Jerry Crowe and wife, Carol, of Amite, Gaylon Crowe of Covington and Ronnie Crowe of Walker; one sister, Linda Dykes of Roseland and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Verlie Walker Crowe.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until religious services at 12 Noon Monday, February 27, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Tim LaCoste. Interment Bolivar Baptist Church Cemetery, Bolivar.
 
Darcie Ann Harris
January 30, 1961 - February 24, 2017
Darcie Ann Harris died February 24, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Bennie Ruth Spivy
January 28, 1935 - February 23, 2017
Bennie Ruth Spivey was born on January 28, 1935 to George Patrick Spivey Sr. and Essie “Bell” Jones Spivey. She graduated from Central Memorial High School in Bogalusa, Louisiana. She furthered her education at Southern University in Baton Rouge Louisiana. and later became a life member of the National Southern University Alumni Federation. After working in the public sector Bennie Ruth became self-employed as a Tax Preparer and humbly served the Bogalusa community for over 35 years. 
Bennie Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, brothers George and Charles, and dear cousin Myrtle Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memories her sons Wendell D. May of Iowa, La. and George P. Spivey III (Victoria) of Lithonia, Ga. and daughter Darlene Spivey –Fisher (Johnny) of Starkville, Ms. She was the proud grandmother to four (4) grandchildren Ileen G. May of Houston, Texas; George P. Spivey IV of Moreno Valley, Ca; Ayanna C. Spivey of Moreno Valley, Ca. and Wendell D. May II of Houston, Tx. With love and affection she was the great grandmother to five (5) great grandchildren, a beloved aunt to two (2) nephews; and advisor, confidante and life coach to a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9 am to 10 am at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. A Funeral service will follow at 10 am.
 
Joy "Jody" Nadine Cutrer
January 22, 1961 - February 21, 2017
Joy "Jody" Nadine Smith Cutrer, a resident of Greensburg, passed away at 11:25 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her home. She was born January 22, 1961 in Magnolia, MS and was 56 years of age.
She is survived by her 4 sisters, Terry Waterman, Greensburg, Mary N. Cutrer, Kentwood, Felicia B. Brabham, Greensburg, and Karen S. Smith, Greensburg; 3 brothers, Tommie E. Smith, Kentwood, Hubert M. Brumfield, Jr., George E. Brumfield, Kentwood; step-mother, Mable C. McMaree, Greensburg.
Preceded in death by mother, Barbara B. Smith; father, George C. Smith.
Graveside Services will be held at New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 11:00AM on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen.
McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.
 
Cora Sue Williams Pope
January 12, 1938 - February 21, 2017
Cora Sue Williams Pope passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was a woman who touched the lives of many as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, nana and friend. She leaves behind a world that is a better place because of her life and legacy. She died at Resthaven Living Center in Bogalusa, Louisiana after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Although the disease robbed her of her memory slowly over the last several years, God was gracious to only take away her ability to communicate in the last few weeks. She never lost her beautiful smile.
Cora Sue was born in Angie, Louisiana on January 12, 1938, to BJ and Margie Williams. She attended school in Varnado and Angie and then attended Southeastern University in Hammond until she got married. She then met the love of her life, James Edward Pope, and they married on June 2, 1956. They were married for almost 32 years when he passed away with numerous health issues in 1992. She worked tirelessly on the dairy farm for many years and then worked as a substitute teacher in Angie and Varnado after retiring from the farm. She always loved children, to cook, and never wanted to sit down. She was known for her cakes by her friends and family. She will be remembered for her acts of kindness and devotion to God. She was a long-time member of Angie Baptist Church and Varnado Missionary Baptist Church.
Cora Sue is survived by her daughters, Mary (Louis) Adams, Judy Pope Howard and Bonnie (Tim) Granger. She is also survived by her granddaughters Paula (Mark) Hopper, Amanda (Adam) Parker, and Gracie Granger and her great-grand children Kara Parker, Ayden and Weston Hopper. Other survivors include her four siblings Betty Sumrall, Charles (Margaret) Williams, Linda (Clifford) Morris, and Harry (Laurie) Williams. Additionally, she is survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Pope, her parents, BJ and Margie Crain Williams, sister-in-law Elizabeth Pope Seal, and brothers-in-law Leroy “Slick” Seal and Corbett “Joe” Sumrall.
Visitation for friends and family will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 and from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The funeral will follow at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at H. H. Williams Cemetery in Angie, Louisiana with Brothers Kelly Penton and Larry Mizell officiating. Pallbearers will include George Adams, J. L. Magee, Stanley Seal, Jimmy Thigpen, Chuck Williams and Dewayne Williams.
The family would gratefully acknowledge the loving care and devotion of her sitters, Evon Bell, Lynn Bennett, Chanda Keaton, and Sherri Schilling. Also, we would like to thank New Country Living in Carriere, Mississippi, Camellia Hospice and Resthaven Living Center who provided care the last five months of her life. Through the efforts of this entire team, Cora Sue was treated with the most loving care, given the greatest comfort and allowed to die with dignity. Our appreciation goes to Sheila Seal, her hospice nurse, who oversaw the care for the final weeks.
 
Ethylene Seals Hartzog
August 25, 1919 - February 20, 2017
Ethylene Seals Hartzog, 97, of Angie, Louisiana, went to heaven Monday, February 20, 2017.
Mrs. Hartzog was born August 25, 1919, daughter of William Eli Seals and Annie Mae Pace Seals. She was preceded in death by her husband James “Jim” Lucius Hartzog. She leaves behind children; Berferd (Deborah) Hartzog, Gilbert (Peggy) Hartzog, Sylvia (Bobby) Bell, Patricia (James) Maples, and Jerry Dean (Stacy) Hartzog. Grandchildren; Donna Hartzog, John (Sharon) Hartzog, Gina (Richard) Sances, Sasha Hartzog Pike, Fields (April) Hartzog, Missy (Danny) Jones, Michael Garic, Amy (Jason) Hill, Gilbert Jr. (Charlyn) Hartzog, Gabe (Jammie) Hartzog, Randy (Heidi) Hartzog, Annie Hartzog, Chad Hartzog, Bobby (Tiffany) Bell, Jeffrey (Sarah) Bell, Heather (Michael) Melancon, Sarah (Brenton) Hughes, Aaron Maples, Olivia Hartzog, Jacob Hartzog. And sister-in-law Bernice Seals. Great-grandchildren; 37, Great-great grandchildren; 14.
She was preceded in death by sons John “Johnny” Hartzog, Elvis Hartzog, and Roy Gene Hartzog. Grandchildren; Melissa Darlene Hartzog, and Eva Lynn Hartzog Passmore. Great-grandchildren; Ashton Garic. And all her siblings.
Pallbearers John Hartzog, II, Gilbert Hartzog, Jr., Chad Hartzog, Jeffrey Bell, Aaron Maples, and Jacob Hartzog.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Angie Baptist Church on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Mizell officiating. Interment will follow at Carson Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Sandy Hook, MS.
 
Thomas Welder "Tommy" Smotherman, Sr.
March 1, 1938 - February 20, 2017
Thomas “Tommy” Welder Smotherman, Sr, age 78, a resident of Pearl River, LA, born on March 1, 1938 in Varnado, LA, passed away at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Slidell, LA on Monday, February 20, 2017. He owned and operated Smotherman Exterminating of Slidell for fifty years. He was a former resident of Varnado, LA and graduated from Varnado High School.
He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Lee Smotherman (Karen Beall) of Pearl River, LA; two sons, Tommy Smotherman, Jr. (Margie) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Calvin Smotherman of Pearl River, LA; one sister, Patricia Stafford Garcia; two brothers, Benny Smotherman, and Kenny Smotherman; three grandchildren, Chris McGahan, Katie Smotherman, and Heather Widas; and one great-grand son, Brandley Baker. Also having shared his life were Faye Knight Smotherman Pigott and Fran Kinsey Smotherman.
He is preceded in death by his father, Delmar Lee Smotherman; and mother, Hattie Fornea Stafford; four sisters, Polly Harris, Dolly Linder, Margie Kuhn, and Maxine Smotherman; three brothers, Don Smotherman, Benjamin Smotherman, and Michael Smotherman; and one great-grandson, Braxton Eastland.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the charity of your choice.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Rosa Lee Andrews
June 27, 1935 - February 19, 2017
Rosa Lee Andrews was born June, 27, 1995. She is the only child of Frank and Mary Ella Martin. Rosa grew up in Mt. Hermon, Louisiana where she attended Vernon High School. She met and married David Charles Andrews in March of 1953, and to this union six children were born. Dan, Gwen, Perry, Denise, Romelis, and Lisa Andrews. From her six children she has 23 grandchildren and over 40 great-grandchildren. 
Rosa joined Sunlight Church of God in Christ in the late 1950’s were she was a Sunday School Teacher. In the 1960’s, Rosa, her husband, and her children moved to Rochester, NY. While in Rochester, NY. Rosa was a member of Benjamin Temple Church of God in Christ, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and President of The Pastor’s Aid. Rosa attended Monroe Community College, and received an associate’s degree in education. She later attended Nazareth College and earned a bachelor degree in elementary education. She taught in both elementary and junior high schools while in NY.
In 1984, Rosa returned to Louisiana. Rosa was currently the Sunday School Superintendent, bible band president, and the church secretary at Sunlight Church of God in Christ. Rosa lee Andrews enjoys traveling to different places, visiting the sick and shut in, spending time with her family and friends in Rochester NY, experiencing fine dining, and visiting various churches. 
She leaves to cherish her memories: three sons, Perry (Nora) Andrews, Romelis (Laurie) Andrews, and Dan (Carlise) Andrews all of Rochester, NY; three daughters, Denise (Ben) Hann, Gwen Andrews, and Lisa (James) Burton all of Rochester, NY; five brothers, Larry Martin, and Harold Martin, both of Mt. Hermon, LA, Jeffro Martin, Gregory Martin, both of New Orleans, LA, and Herman Tate; three sisters, Jennifer Martin of Kentwood, LA, Shirley Mae Miller of Mt. Hermon, LA, and Joyce Tate of Baton, Rouge, LA; best friend, Loucean James; special cousin, Colston Martin; two God daughters, LaSharn Wright and Ernestine Lockett; twenty one grandchildren, fifty great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Martin and Mary Ella Brock; her husband, David Andrews; one sister, Barbara Ann Martin.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00PM - 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home - Franklinton.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:00OPM Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Osyka, Mississippi
 
Keith Thomas
January 18, 1965 - February 19, 2017
HAROLD KEITH THOMAS, AGE 52 and a resident of Thomas passed away tragically on Sunday February 19, 2017. Keith was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend. His smile and kind spirit will forever live in the hearts and minds of many. Keith was a valued employee of Double D Meat, Inc. for over 20 years, working in several different capacities through the years. He loved hunting, fishing, farming and baseball. Keith was an avid LSU fan and enjoyed any outdoor activity. Most importantly, he cherished the time spent with his wife, children and grandbabies.
Survived by: Wife of 30 years: Sondra Darlene Mizell Thomas of Thomas; Son and Fiancé: Brandon Keith Thomas and Chelsea Tate of Thomas; Daughter and Son in law: Tiffany Darlene King and Chad King of Plainview; 2 Granddaughters: McKinlee Jane King, Ava Caroline Tate; An expected grandson in June: Maverick Keith Louis King; Mother: Mazina Ann Williams Thomas of Thomas; Brothers and Sisters in law: Richard Houston Thomas, Jr., Johnny Lee and Carolyn Thomas all of Bremen, GA.; Michael and Claire Thomas of Slidell; Special Brother in law: Joshua James Miley and his children Asher James and Alexander Drake; Sister in law and Brother in law, his Best Friend: Sonja and Donnie Wells; Father in law: William L. Mizell of Enon; Mother in law: Brenda J. Magee Miley of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews that loved him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father Richard Houston Thomas, Sr.
Visitation will be at First Pentecostal Church of Bogalusa (14532 Hwy. 21 South, Bogalusa) on Wednesday February 22nd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 1 pm Thursday with Rev. Travis Houston and Rev. Caleb Duane Herring officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Chris Mizell, Donnie Wells, Jordan Rodrigue, Josh Thomas, Matt Thomas, Rick Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers: Tillman Stogner, Josh Stogner, Lawrence Stogner, Glenn Magee, Larry Magee, Gary Magee, Mike Smith, Mike Stogner
 
Henrie Pearl Wilson
April 23, 1920 - February 19, 2017
Mrs. Henrie Pearl Dyson Wilson was born to the late Elder T. C. Dyson and Easter Dyson April 23, 1920 in Franklinton, Louisiana. Mrs. Wilson family of origin consisted of twelve children. After the early death of her mother in 1928, she was reared by Sister Gracie O. Dyson with the support of her very large Dyson sibling clan. At an early age, she joined Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness pastored by Reverend McKennis. She graduated from Washington Parish High School and attended Southern University for two years. She was married to the Late Rev. Albert Robert Wilson and to this union five children were born. She joined Sweet Rest Baptist Church in 1950 and remained faithful until her death. Mrs. Wilson supported her husband’s ministry and assisted him with the development of a community church in Franklinton. She was very involved in the ministry of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Folsom, Louisiana. 
During the years of her life she was active in many areas. Her many positions were namely; a Sunday school teacher for forty-six years, president of senior mission, matron of the junior mission, and a member of the church choir at her church. She was president of of the Third District Bogue Chitto Mission; number one for twenty-nine years, a teacher in the District Sunday school and B.T. U. Congress, vice president of the mission number 1 in the Louisiana and Foreign Mission Baptist State Convention.
She served as the director over the talent program in the Sunday school convention, assistant secretary of the Ideal Women’s Club, organizer of the Above 60 Women’s Ministry of Sweet Rest Baptist Church, an insurance agent for Purple Shield Life Insurance Company, worked for the Housing Project for Franklinton, and worked for the Louisiana Food Stamp Program. She was recognized repeatedly for high performance and excellence while working at Purple Shield. She served on the Board of Managers of Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Sister Wilson loved spiritual poetry, dramatic theatre and contemporary spiritual dance. She wrote religious plays which were acted out at Sweet Rest Baptist church and at other churches. She helped younger members of the church to develop their public speaking skills. Her favorite writers Mayo Angelou, Rev. Martin Luther King, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. She enjoyed politics and help to elect politicians that represented her Christian values and supported equality for all. She organized the Rev. A. J. Manning Scholarship Fund at Sweet Rest which was named after her late nephew and former pastor. The fund assisted youth financially if they pursued college. She believed in higher education and her favorite saying was “if a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest” by Benjamin Franklin. Sister Wilson believed Christianity required Christians to be involved in their community in order to improve the quality of life of its members. 
After reaching an old age, she felt that her main duty in life was tell men and women the whole truth about living a life that would be pleasing to God. She did not want to live a life in vain. She lived a very fulfilled life with all members of the Franklinton community.
She leaves her only surviving child, Dr. Rodgers McKinley Wilson of Phoenix, Arizona and her only surviving sister, Sister Velma Dyson Magee of New Orleans, Louisiana. Her late children included Rayfield Wilson, Roma Jean Wilson Thurman, Rev. Roland McCoy Wilson, and Ronald Scott Wilson. She leaves two comforting daughter-in- laws that became daughters, Dorothy Young Wilson, and Rose LeDay Wilson. She leaves numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was a woman of God, a missionary, a mother, a wife, a social and political activist. Her joyous life was well lived.
Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2017, 2:00PM-4:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home- Franklinton. The family hour will be 5:00PM-7:00PM at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church with Rev Jerome Warren, officiating.
The funeral service will be 2:00PM Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Mallery Callahan pastor, officiating. The interment will be in Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Franklinton in charge of arrangements.
Monroe McElveen
July 10, 1937 - February 19, 2017
LARRY MONROE MCELVEEN, AGE 79 and a resident of Franklinton died at 7:45 am Sunday February 19, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was retired as a school bus operator for the Washington Parish School System and a former longtime dairy farmer. Monroe served as the Ward 8 Justice of the Peace and as Police Juror man for many years. He was an active member of Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Monroe was a loving husband and father that cherished the time spent with his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Survived by: Wife of 61 years: Willie Mae Rogers McElveen of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Carol Jenkins, Janet and Will Picou all of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Todd and Jenny McElveen of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren and a Spouse: Dustin Jenkins, Shelly Jenkins, Cody and Kellie Williams, Chance McElveen, Sydney McElveen, Rylee McElveen; 2 Great-grandchildren: Kaedyn Jenkins, Natylee Williams; Brother and Sister in law: James Donald McElveen and Ann McElveen; Sister in law: Verta Mae McElveen; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mammie McElveen, brothers Woodrow McElveen and John Henry McElveen, a sister Linda Cooper, son in law Shelby Jenkins and father in law and mother in law Bill and Ella Rogers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 20th from 6 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Lawrence Creek Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the church with Eld. Duane Ball and Eld. Don Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.
Pallbearers: Dustin Jenkins, Kaedyn Jenkins, Cody Williams, Chance McElveen, John Cooper, Gary Hamilton, Mike Barber
Honorary Pallbearers: Johnny Crain, W.E. Knight, Tommy Ravencraft, Russell Moak, Byron Brumfield, Charles Brumfield
 
James "Jimmy" Charles Schwartz, Sr.
October 27, 1941 - February 18, 2017
James "Jimmy" Charles Schwartz, Sr., a resident of Kentwood passed away at 10:20 AM on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at his home. He was born October 27, 1941 in Kentwood and was 75 years of age. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood, Professional Photographer's Association of America, Louisiana Professional Photographer's Association, and a member of the Louisiana National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Jean Collins Schwartz; 4 sons, James "Jamie" Charles Schwartz, Jr. and wife, Mary Anna, Niceville, FL, Michael Collins Schwartz and wife, Sarah, Hammond, Timothy Tate Schwartz and wife, Jael, Hammond, and Paul Scott Schwartz, Walker; 7 grandchildren, James Charles Schwartz, III, Jacob Michael Schwartz, Hunter Tate Schwartz, Cole Michael Schwartz, Summerlyn Faith Schwartz, Finn Collins Schwartz and Sebastian Schwartz; and sister, Lois "Chee Chee" Dunn and husband, Bubba, Greensburg.
Preceded in death by his parents, Jason "Bully" Tate Schwartz and Myrtle Mae Birch Schwartz; and sisters, Charlotte Ann Blades and Sally Carolyn Needham.
Services conducted by Bro. Joey Miller. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Monday, February 20, 2017. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood.
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.
 
Betty B. Franklin
January 20, 1948 - February 16, 2017
Betty Jean Brumfield Ross Franklin, age 69 and born in Kentwood, peacefully took her eternal rest on Thursday, February 16, 2017. 
She was the 4th child born to the late Genie and Veter Burkhalter Brumfield on January, 20, 1948.
At an early age she professed her faith in Christ and was baptized at Silver Creek (now Union Chapel) African Methodist Episcopal Church. 
She attended and was a graduate of O.W. Dillon High School. After graduation, she joined the United States Navy where she served as a payroll clerk. After faithfully serving her country, she relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana where she worked as an electronics technician for South Central Bell for 30 years. She joined and became an active member of Historic St. James A.M.E Church where she served as a Steward, a member of the Early Morning Mass Choir as well as the Missionary Society.
She was united in holy matrimony to Emile Oliver Ross on June 20, 1981. To this union, two children were born, Ashley Nicole and Allyson Nichole Ross. She later married Alvin Franklin on June 22, 2007.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Genie and Veter Burkhalter Brumfield; her daughter, Ashley Nicole Ross; and sister, Shirley Mae Brumfield Reed.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Alvin Franklin; daughter, Allyson N. Ross; six step children, Jeffery Ross (Kirtrell), Wanda F. Ross, Lori Ross Weber(Keith), Derrick Ross, Alicia Clark Scott(Burton) and Evan Franklin; two sisters, Elnora Brumfield Warren and Mary Jane Brumfield Hill (Bobby); 9 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Visitation is scheduled Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 am at Historic A.M.E. Church, 222 North Roman Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A Visitation is also scheduled Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm at Union Chapel A.M.E. Church, 23012 Silver Creek Road in Kentwood, Louisiana
 
Cynthia L. Dyson
April 16, 1955 - February 16, 2017
Cynthia L. Dyson made her debut into the world on April 16, 1955 by way of Roy Sr. and Alexzine Dyson. She was the third of seven children and a mighty impact in each of our lives. She passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
Cynthia was a servant of the Lord and lived to do his works. She attended Sweet Home COCHUSA where she accepted Christ at a very early age. Cynthia is currently under the leadership of Pastor Washington E. Drake where she is involved in many compacities. Cynthia was an active member of Sweet Home’s adult choir, and was also an active member of the United Christian Women’s Ministry, both locally and nationally. Cynthia served as the local and district Daughters of Ester facilitator. In addition, Cynthia was always available to facilitate an Daughter’s of Ester events for the Southwestern Diocese convention. Cynthia was also a children’s workshop facilitator for the third district and Southwestern Diocese convention. Cynthia was a diligent worker for the Lord, and was eager to do whatever her Father in heaven destined her to do.
Cynthia attended Franklinton High School where she graduated class of 1973. She later became employed by the Washington Parish School System, where she was para-professional for 32 and a half years. During her employment with the Washington Parish School System, she escorted students to the Louisiana Special Olympics State Games.
Even after her retirement, Cynthia continued to coach special needs students at the Louisiana Special Olympics State Games. Her love for Special Needs students was exemplified with her employment as a personal care attendant for her favorite, Gabriel Jackson. Cynthia was also employed at the Quad Area: Community Action Agency for four years.
Cynthia leaves to cherish her memories one son, Dayon Dyson, of Franklinton, La; two daughters she loved as her own, Kiaun Williams and Angela (Randy) Reed; one son that she also loved as her own, Scottie E. Washington; three God-daughters that were dear to her heart, Anastashia Young, Brian’Claire (Joshua) Williams, and Amy (Quenzell) Spikes; two grandsons, Jaylen and Richard; five granddaughters, Sabrina, Essence, Ebony, Madison, and Dayona; three great grandsons, Jayce, Jaxen, and Aron; three sisters, Willie Robinson, Tyrounda Conerly, and Cathy (Oneal) Cotton, all of Franklinton, La; one brother Roy (Katrina) Dyson of Laplace, La. Four aunts, Dellarine Crain who was like another mother, Essie Mills, both of Baton Rouge, La. Valdora (Joseph) Snedecor of Zachary, La, and Fredda Sherman of Columbus Ohio. Two great aunts, Velma Magee of New Orleans, La, and Betty Dyson of Bogalusa, La. Five nephews, Roylayn Sr. (Vickie), DeQuantes, Roy III, Kylon, Willique; four nieces; Angel (Marcus), Sabrina (Faheem), Jadelyn, Diamond; and a special great nephew, RJ. She also leaves to cherish her memories an adopted family, Margie Brumfield, Gilda, Ginger, Stanley, and Rhea, as well as Olga and Gabriel Jackson; her God family, Jeffery Magee, Wanda Magee, and Gent Magee.
Cynthia is proceeded in death by her grandson, Da’Quarrius Baker; her parents, Roy and Alexzine Dyson; and two sisters, Dorothy and Linda Dyson; one great aunt, Henry Pearl Wilson.
Visitation from 2:00 – 5:00PM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton.
Funeral service Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00AM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA with Elder Washington Drake – Pastor Officiating. Interment – Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.
 
Emma Mae Baker
December 12, 1937 - February 15, 2017
Emma Mae Baker age 79 passed away February 15, 2017 at her residence. She was a retired LPN who worked at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center for many years.
She is survived by two sons William "Billy" Henry Baker of Bogalusa La, and Daniel Clyde Baker of Bogalusa La. One sister Eddie Mae Davis of Bogalusa La. Five sisters; Nita Faye Dykes of Bogalusa, Vera C. Hall of Bogalusa La, Janice Ann Ellis who lives in Kentucky, Gloria Jean Benson of Bogalusa, and Ellen Jean Taylor of Pine La. Five Grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Daniel Myles Baker, parents Grady and Lola Mae Crosby Davis, and one brother Lavon Davis and a sister Mary Davis.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Brown Mcgehee Funeral Home on Monday February 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time for services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Carol Youngblood
October 1, 1933 - February 15, 2017
Carole B. Youngblood, born October 1, 1933 in Chattanooga, TN went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. She was a loving caregiver of children in Onalaska, TX before moving to Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her son, Steve (Mary) Goodner of Chattanooga, TN; and daughter, Lisa Winegeart of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Joan (Ben) Hurt of Murfreesboro, TN; and a dear friend, Carol Loke of Onalaska, TX; ten grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Dorothy Bettis; a daughter. Yvonne Crocker; two sisters, Jackie Spears and Patsy Wallace; a brother, Alfred Bettis; and a grandson, Brian Davidson.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.
 
Rodney Wayne Brown, Sr.
October 25, 1955 - February 14, 2017
Rodney Wayne Brown, Sr. humbly gave a silent sigh and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
Rodney Wayne Brown, Sr. was born on October 25, 1955, in Bogalusa, LA. He was the third child of the Late Orell and Laura Harry Brown. He began his formal education in the Bogalusa City School System and graduated from Bogalusa High School in the Class of 1973. After graduating from high school he attended and graduated from Southern University of Baton Rouge, LA in 1978, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He continued his education at Southeastern Louisiana University of Hammond, LA where earned a Master’s Degree in Education. He also earned his Plus Thirty hours in post graduate work in Administration and Supervision. He taught Agri-Science for many years in the Bogalusa City School System prior to becoming assistant principal and later principal of Bogalusa High School. He worked diligently to help Bogalusa High School reach new heights. Rodney believed that all children could learn, but each child learned in a unique and different way and at different rates. He fervently believed that with hard work and perseverance, educators, could touch each child in a special way. According to Rodney, “Teamwork is the ultimate way in which a school can be successful in reaching the goals of helping each child attain his/her potential.” Rodney was admired by his colleagues, students, family, friends and community.
Rodney married the love of his life, Brenda Magee Brown. He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age. He was an active and faithful member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Bogalusa, LA. He served in various capacities within the church to include Trustee, Steward Pro-tem, Class Leader, Treasurer, Sons of Allen, Laity, Director Christian Education, and Superintendent of Church School. He served as Conference President of the Laymen Organization and later became Eight Episcopal Lay President. He was elated to serve as host for the Biennial of 2003 in New Orleans, LA. He has served on many Episcopal committees for several A.M.E. general conferences. He was admired as an inspiration and mentor to many throughout the community and the world. 
As a community leader, Rodney worked with the Washington Parish Watermelon Festival. He was a member of the Washington Parish Council of eight years representing District A. He also served as Vice-President of the YMCA Board of Directors for many years. Rodney will be mourned and missed as a great caring leader who developed a deep personal relationship with everyone throughout his community. Part of his legacy was supportiveness to those in need. We honor him by continuing to support and love each other. His heart was filled with love and compassion. His two favorite songs were “God’s Grace and Mercy Brought Me Through” and “Blessed Assurance.”
Rodney leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife, Brenda Magee Brown; a son, Rodney Wayne Brown, Jr. (Brittany) of McKinney, TX; a brother, Larry Brown (Marian) of Bogalusa, LA; a sister, Denise Brown Williams, of Bakersfield, CA; mother-in-law, Annie Lee Magee; three brothers-in-law, Carl Magee, Edward Magee, and Michael Magee; two sisters-in-law, Linda Hillery and Evangelist Mary Lucas (Reverend Larry); four aunts, Rosa Lee White, Emma Harry, Gladys Harry, and Earnestine Bishop (Willie); three uncles, William Harry (Dorothy), Leroy Harry (Thelma), and Cleotha Harry (Charlene); two grandchildren, Callen Brown and Kiley Beshears; five godchildren, Janiya Vernon, Miracle Bolton, Knefus Bruns, Jamaryia Thomas, and Janola Walker, III; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orell and Laura Brown.
The visitation will be 2:00PM-5:00PM with a family hour 5:00PM-7:00 Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa.
The funeral will be 12:00PM Friday, February 24, 2017 at St. Paul AME Church with Eld. R.L. Palmer, Jr., pastor, officiating. The interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.
 
Leon Smith, Jr.
September 16, 1956 - February 14, 2017
Brother Leon Smith, Jr. was born on September 16, 1956 to the late Iristean and Leon Smith, Sr. He was a native of Franklinton, LA and upon completion of high school, he made New Orleans which was his home for nearly 30 years before returning back to his hometown of Franklinton. After accepting Christ at an early age, he remained committed to being a disciple of Christ. Brother Leon was a dedicated member of Greater Hayes Creek Church. He faithfully served as a member of the male choir and the adult choir. His willingness to serve in various capacities, along with his humility and kindness, defined his character and allowed the glory of the Lord to be revealed for being a godly example of a leader, a husband, a father.
Brother Leon ‘s spiritual journey was strengthened when he married the love of his life, Antowanette Neville, on April 19, 2002.
Brother Leon was preceded in death by his father Leon Smith, Sr. and mother, Iristean Smith, grandmother Gradulee Smith.
The legacy of Brother Leon Smith, Jr’s life will be cherished by his daughter and loving wife, Antwinette Smith, sons, Solento Rodriquez Leon (Demetrice) Smith, III, Daniel Cornellus (Shanna) Smith, Carlton Ray (Jeness) Clarks, Darius (Kayla) Smith; Daughters, Ireon (Alijah) Smith, Kadesha Smith (Jonny) and Daleonne Smith, 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers Leroy (Carol) Smith and Bruce Smith. Mother-in-law Rutha Mae Jones, 4 brothers-in-law, 2 sister-in-laws and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:00PM at Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jerome Warren – Officiating. Internment – Patterson-Hart Cemetery.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.
 
Paul Kenneth Mizell
June 12, 1950 - February 12, 2017
PAUL KENNETH MIZELL, AGE 66 and a resident of Enon died at 7:40 am Sunday February 12, 2017 at his home. He had retired as a Maintenance Supervisor with the Southeast Louisiana Hospital. Paul was a member of Enon Baptist Church and upon retiring he spent a great deal of time mowing and maintaining the church and cemetery grounds, which he enjoyed doing. He would visit the Enon Quick-Stop each morning to grab a cup of coffee and “check on the local news”. Paul loved deer hunting and spending time in the woods riding his ATVs. He enjoyed traveling on vacation and had visited the Rocky and Great Smokey Mountains often through the years. He had a special place in his heart for his pet Chihuahua Sweet Pea. Paul was a loving father and brother that cherished the time spent with his family.
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Paul Brian Mizell, Sr. and Deonna Mizell of Enon; Daughter: Lisa Mizell Cooper and Ted Spencer of Enon; 4 Grandchildren and Spouses: Paul Brian “B.J.” Mizell, Jr. and Lindsay Mizell, Justin Heath Gilmore and Adrian Gilmore, Drake Brannen Cooper, Angel Alexis Cooper; 2 Great-grandchildren: Everett Shepard Mizell, Braiden Howard Gilmore; An expected great-grandson Blake Allen Gilmore; Sister: Shirley Mizell of Enon; Brother and Sister in law: Luther and Sherry Mizell of West Monroe, LA,; Close Friend: Elizabeth Gilly; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Mizell and Ruth Fussell Mizell, a brother Frank Edward Mizell, sisters Barbara Mizell Allred and Carrie Mizell Thomas.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday February 15th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Mizell Cemetery.
Pallbearers: B.J. Mizell, Justin Gilmore, Drake Cooper, Heath Thomas, Keith Voth, Gary Mizell
Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Mizell, Randy Bateman, Rawland Crowe
 
Kenneth Ray Duncan
April 3, 1947 - February 11, 2017
KENNETH RAY DUNCAN, AGE 69 and a resident of Pine died Saturday morning February 11, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was formerly a small-engine mechanic that also did odd jobs and repairs. He worked at many dairy farms in the area through the years and also worked as a truck driver. Kenneth enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially his favorite raccoon hunting.
Survived by: Wife of nearly 44 years: Judy Jenkins Duncan of Pine; 2 Daughters: Pamela Duncan Naquin of Bogalusa, Shana Duncan of Franklinton; Son: Kenny Wayne Duncan of Bogalusa; 8 Grandchildren: Robert Warren, Gregory Naquin, Autume Thomas, Audreana Thomas, Colleen Duncan, Christian Duncan, Tilor Duncan, Aaron Duncan; 3 Great-grandchildren: Brantley Duncan, Karisma Duncan, Jocelyn Duncan; 3 Brothers: Wilford Duncan, Jr. of Kentwood, Jimmy Duncan, Edward Wayne Duncan both of Mt. Hermon; Sister: Virginia O’Bryant of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law and other family members.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Lorenda Duncan, his parents Wilford Duncan, Sr. and Marie Lambert Duncan Keeting, 2 sisters Peggy Duncan, Glenda Duncan, father in law and mother in law Van and Audrey Jenkins, brother in law Otis Jenkins and sister in law Mildred Creel.
Visitation will be at Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church Monday February 13th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Tuesday with Rev. Randall Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Van Jenkins family cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to help with final expenses.
 
Pauline Connolly Wayne
September 15, 1924 - February 11, 2017
Pauline Connolly Wayne was born in Kentwood, Louisiana, on September 15, 1924, and passed away on February 11, 2017, at the age of 92. 
Pauline graduated from Kentwood High School before attending Southeastern Louisiana University. While attending Southeastern, she married the love of her life, Paul Wayne, in 1944. Pauline was a loving and devoted wife who along with her husband of nearly 73 years began a family. After college, Pauline worked for the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office before becoming a court reporter for the 21st Judicial District. Pauline worked for many judges throughout her career. She had a work ethic like no other. She worked many long hours, sometimes typing into the early morning hours to translate court documents while caring for and raising a family. She was highly respected by her colleagues and judges. She retired in 1986. 
Pauline was the matriarch of her family. She loved and cared for her immediate family as well as many extended family members. Pauline enjoyed cooking and spending time around the dinner table with her family - Pauline's life was complete when she had her family together. Her love for cooking and her kindness was a benefit to friends as you could always count on a hot meal when you went to her home. Pauline was a woman of amazing strength, both spiritually and emotionally. A life-long Christian and a member of First Baptist Church of Amite, Pauline read her Bible and used it as a guide for her life. She also raised her children to love others, but to love God the most. Pauline always saw the good in people and the beauty in everything that she experienced. She lived a long and happy life, not always easy, but she approached and handled each situation with the utmost class and grace. Pauline lived her life simply and honestly... which is why many people turned to her for guidance and advice. She always offered an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on...she selflessly put others first. Her nurturing advice was always loving and wise. She was a true blessing to those who knew her, and she will be greatly missed.
Pauline not only enjoyed spending time with her family, she also enjoyed getting together with some of her closest friends - Mrs. Katie Russell, Mrs. Evelyn Rispone, Mrs. Genie McKneely, Mrs. Frankie Doss, and Mrs. Yvonne Jones for fun, food, and fellowship together. Many happy times were shared with this "lunch bunch". She also enjoyed working cross word puzzles, researching her family's genealogy, and watching Dr. Stanley and The Lawrence Welk Show.
To her family, Pauline was the glue that held the world together. She was our protector, our caregiver, our strength, and our security. She made our lives easier and filled our lives with love and happiness. She supported us and gave us the strength to accomplish anything. She never wanted any of the credit for our achievements.
Aside from spending time with her family, Pauline's passion was camping in her RV. She would take her grandchildren camping every available weekend. Pauline was also a member of the Denham Springs Campers' Club where she could be found many weekends visiting and having a pot-luck dinner with family, friends, and fellow campers. Pauline and her dear friend and co-worker, Mrs. Helen Waldrop, spent many weekends sitting around a campfire visiting and solving life's problems.
Pauline is survived by her daughter; Cheryl Wayne Davis and husband, Ralph Davis of Baton Rouge; her grandchildren, Leigh Anne Bel Lambert of Amite; W. Bart Beaver of Amite; and Beau W. Beaver of Amite; her great-grandchildren, Hunter Lambert and Jaden Lambert.
Pauline is preceded in death by her parents; Hansel and Mary Leona Connolly, her loving husband of nearly 73 years, Paul Wayne; and daughter Sarah Ann Wayne Beaver; sister Mamie Eldridge; brother James Connolly, and several half-sisters.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday and at First Baptist Church of Amite from 9 a.m. until Religious Services at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Trey Waldrop. Interment Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite. 
 
Gloria McClanahan McKinnon
April 12, 1923 - February 11, 2017
Gloria McClanahan McKinnon, a resident of Mt. Hermon passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at her home in Sunny Hill.  She was born April 12, 1923, in New Trenton, Indiana, and was 93 years of age.  She was a member of Mt. Hermon Methodist Church. 
She is survived by her sons, Todd McKinnon and wife, Patricia, Ted McKinnon and wife, Kay, and Tim McKinnon and wife, Paula; daughter Jane Maher; grandchildren, Colleen Bond, Erin Azar, Dori Kice, Ryan McKinnon, and Caroline Jernigan; great grandchildren Carter Kice, Aiden Kice, Evan Kice, Mairin Bond, Ella Azar, Reese Azar, Mary Scott McKinnon, Dugan McKinnon, Madeline Jernigan, and Kate Jernigan. 
Preceded in death by parents, Jesse and Zetta McClanahan; brothers Gerald and Meyerlyn McClanahan; sister, Joyce Burns. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Services conducted by Rev. Mark Juneau.  Interment Roberts Cemetery, Kentwood. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans or Wounded Warrior Project
.
 
Bobby Ray Kato
August 28, 1945 - February 10, 2017
Bobby Ray Kato, originally from Bogalusa, LA, and a resident of Queens, NY., passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in LaPlace, Louisiana.
Bobby was preceded in death by his wife Ethel Cox Kato, his mother Delissa Moses Kato, his father Freddie Kato and grandson Michael Kato.
He leaves to cherish his memories: four children, Michael Kato of New Orleans, LA (Felicia-honorary daughter), Delissa Kato Taylor of Queens, NY(Albert), Bobby Kato, Jr. of Danbury, CT (Christina) and Eric Davis of Queens, NY; six grandchildren, Leila Davis, Mekale Kato, Michell Kato, Shaneka Thompson, Shannita Lewis, Rashad Lewis; seven great grandchildren Nekalus Thompson, Kennedy Thompson, Kamiya Lewis, Kiersten Lewis, Khymani Wilkins, Jaden Leroy and Kaige Kato; Seven siblings Shirley Wicker, Patricia Harris, F. Bernard (Patricia), Marjorie Kato, Linda Kato, Sandra Kato, Michelle Kato Jordan (Craig); two aunts Helen McGee (Gary), Claranetta Moses Maxwell; one uncle Reverend James Moses and a host of other relatives and friends.
The visitation will be from 9:00AM-11:00AM with the funeral to immediately follow at 11:00AM Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa, LA. Rev. Dr. Byron Muse will be officiating the service. 
 
Patricia Lynn "Mama Pat" McFarlane
December 2, 1955 - February 10, 2017
Patricia Lynn "Momma Pat" McFarlane born December 2, 1955 went home to the lord on February 10, 2017. She was a member of The Way Church of Denham Springs, La.
She leaves behind her loving husband and family, her husband , Clyde McFarlane Sr. of Walker, La., 2 sons. Mitchell Phillips (Desere'e) Phillips of Denham Springs, La. and Clyde McFarlane Jr. of Rohnert Park, California., 2 daughters, Dixie Brooks of Noel, MO., and Marie Walle of Metaire, La, 4 brothers Donald Hall of Walker , La., Norman Hall of Port Allen, La., Marty Hall of Kansas City, Kansas, and Hollis Hall of White Pine, TN., one sister, Donna Doerfler of Ore City, Tx. Also 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
Visitation will begin on February 12, 2017 starting at 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 PM and will resume on Monday February 13, 2017 after 8:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M. services conducted by Pastor Josh Spinks. The interment will follow in the Ponemah Cemetery.
 
Clifton Adam Breaux
January 25, 1931 - February 7, 2017
Clifton Adam Breaux passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the age of 86. He was a passionate master gardener, who grew everything from sugar cane to massive sunflowers, to incredible vegetables. If it had seeds, he could grow it well!
He was the husband of Geraldine Guidry Breaux. Father of Bonnie Herbert (Charles), Terry Breaux (Ashley), Dennis Breaux (Kay), Denise Stachewicz (Mike), and Adam Breaux (Kelly), as well as the late Clifton Breaux Jr and Robin Breaux. Grandfather of Jeremy Edwards, Jarrad Breaux, and Jenna Breaux. Great grandfather of Abigail And Madelyn Breaux. Son of the late Adam Breaux and Aggie Picou Breaux. Brother of Alverta Daigneault and James Breaux, as well as the late Leverda Margiotta and Florence Petit. He is also survived by a host of sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will be in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery in Raceland.
 
Ronald Joe Woodward
October 2, 1952 - February 8, 2017
RONALD JOE WOODWARD, AGE 64 and a resident of Varnado died early Wednesday morning February 8, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He worked at numerous dairy farms throughout the area for many years. Joe loved being outdoors often checking on and taking care of his farm animals. He had recently planted sugar cane that he planned to turn into syrup using his new mill.
Survived by: Wife of 44 years: Mary Woodward of Varnado; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Junie and Duane Hunt of Pine, Josi and Robert Riggs of Bogalusa; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Nicholas and Ashley Jones, Cody and Lauren Jones, Zachary Price, Katie Price, Steven Price; 5 Great-grandchildren: Jayden, Jeremy, Kaitlyn, Jasmine, Estella; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: J.S. Woodward, Stanley and Trish Woodward all of Franklinton; Sister: Judy Glover; Also several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents G.S. Woodward and Junie Warren Woodward, and sisters Anna Lee and Sandra Fay “Sue”.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date.
 
Malloye Jones
February 5, 1938 - February 8, 2017
MALLOYE JONES, AGE 79 and a resident of Pine passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of February 8, 2017. He was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church and a former supervisor with Kaiser Aluminum. Malloye loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors, especially rabbit hunting. He was a devoted family man and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.
Survived by: Wife of 57 years: Lynelle Turnage Jones of Pine; 3 Sons and Daughters in law: Marvin and Gwen Jones, Bryan and Kristie Jones, Michael and Michelle Jones all of Pine; 10 Grandchildren: Camela Jones, Michael Jones, Justin Jones, Auston Jones, Kelsi Jones, Kamryn Jones , Brody Jones, Gloria Tusa, Shelen Baughman, Marlina Keele
9 Great-grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Shirley Jones, Elouise Jones both of Thomas; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Hazel Jones, Jean Jones, Diane and Lester Dykes, Billie and Truett “Tap” Roberts; Brother in law and Sister in law: Larry and Peggy Turnage; Also numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin Jones and Gertrude Crain Jones, brothers Eldridge, Hunter, Elvin, Kenneth and Aubrey Jones and sisters Margie Magee, Clearmethia Magee, Doris Magee, Joyce McDonald, Eloise Lee and Paulette Phelps.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at New Beginning Baptist Church in Thomas on Saturday February 11th with Rev. Keith Branch officiating. Visitation at the church will begin at 10 am Saturday until the time of the service at 12 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to New Beginning Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice.
 
Brenda Ann Miller Holliday
March 2, 1960 - February 7, 2017
BRENDA ANN MILLER HOLLIDAY, AGE 56 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died early Tuesday morning February 7, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She had many pets like her dogs and cats and she also loved her horses. Brenda liked working in her yard, tending her flowers and feeding the many birds that visited her property. She also enjoyed watching her favorite game shows each day and spending time with her family.
Survived by: Husband: Michael Holliday of Mt. Hermon; Son: Patrick Fair of Mt. Hermon; Step-daughter: Shannon Holliday of Mt. Hermon; Granddaughter and Spouse: Brittany and Drew Milton; 2 Great-grandchildren: Braylen Milton, Avery Milton; Parents: Larry Miller and Margaret Wilkes Miller of Mt. Hermon; Brother and Sister in law: Jim and Lisa Miller of Mt. Hermon; Nephew: Ethan Miller
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday February 9th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh, Rev. Leroy McElveen and Rev. Ray Wuerzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Patrick Fair, Jim Miller, Cole Schilling, Ethan Miller, Drew Milton, Josh McMorris, Angie McMorris
 
Dennis Brown
October 17, 1955 - February 04, 2017
Dennis Ray Brown departed this life at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in with his loving wife and family by his side on Saturday night, February 4, 2017. Dennis was reared in St. John Temple Church of God in Christ and remained there until he moved to Georgia. He really enjoyed music. He was formally a member of The Gospel Stars. He always called "St. John" his church away from home. Dennis graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1973. After completing high school, he enlisted in the Air Force where he served his country and received an honorable discharge. He relocated to Lithonia, GA. And was employed at Univar USA, from 1995 until his death.
Remembering him with love, his loving and dedicated wife, Rochelle Brown of Lithonia, GA; two daughters, Tanethia Williams of Baton Rouge, LA, and Brittany (Michael) Jackson of Conyers, GA; two sons, Brandon Brumfield of Bogalusa, LA, and Joshua Goss of Lithonia, GA; his father, Pastor Bobby (Deloris) Brown of Bogalusa, LA; three sisters, Betty Carter and Patsy Brown of Compton, CA; and Sheila Brown of St. Louis, MO; two brothers, Eldred (Myrtis) Brown of Austin, TX, and Caleb Brown of Compton, CA; A loving mother-in-law, Juanita Barron of Decatur, GA; a brother- in -law, Terence Hampton of Decatur, GA; two sisters- in -law, Dorian (Charles) Freeman of Lithonia, GA, and Letisha (Dennis) Gillespie of Decatur, GA; five grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. We can't forget his best friend and buddy, Bayou, his ShihTzu dog.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Ramsey Brown, and his grandmothers, Dorothy Hookfin and Adila James.
The family of Dennis Brown extends a special "Thank You" to St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the caring staff, Mary Bird, Radiation, and the Univar USA family.
The visitation will be 2:00PM-5:00PM Saturday, February 11, 2017 with a family hour from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa.
The funeral service will be 2:00PM Sunday, February 12 at St. John Temple COGIC with Rev. Bobby Brown officiating. The interment will be held in the Bogalusa Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home-Bogalusa in charge of arrangements.
 
Doris Tynes
February 7, 1929 - February 3, 2017
DORIS TYNES, AGE 87 and a resident of the Stateline Community died just before midnight Friday February 3, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital. She was a former LPN for over 20 years at Riverside Medical Center and later at the Southeast Louisiana Hospital. Doris was a longtime member of Stateline Missionary Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing the piano for many years. She loved traveling on vacation, including annual trips with friends to Gatlinburg and many cruises through the years. She also enjoyed working in her yard, tending her flowers and watching the many birds that visited her property.
Survived by: Daughter and Son in law: Janice and Richard Wilson of the Stateline Community; 4 Grandchildren: Cammie Crain, Cassie Jenkins, Tom Seal, Miranda Dunshee; 6 Great-grandchildren; 2 Great-great-grandchildren; Brother: Loyd Tynes of Apopka, FL; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Herman Seal, a son Thomas Reed Seal, parents Thomas E. Tynes and Ardella Crain Tynes, grandson Matthew Ryan Dunshee, a sister Lorena Crain, brother Melvin Tynes and an infant brother.
Visitation will be at Stateline Missionary Baptist Church Monday February 6th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue at the church Tuesday after 10 am until the funeral service at 2 pm with Eld. Donnie Broom officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain Cemetery at Stateline.
The family wishes to send a sincere thank you to Sue Crain for the loving kindness she has shown through the years and to the nurses and staff of Resthaven Living Center for their care and support. 
Pallbearers: James Gowens, Kyle Sharbaugh, Joseph Crain, Scott Ard, John Fortenberry, Tom Seal

Matthew Stogner 
March 2, 1981 - February 3, 2017
Matthew Stogner age 35, born March 2, 1981, passed away on February 3, 2017, at his residence in Bogalusa, La.
He is survived by his son Mathison Stogner, his mother Judy Stogner, his father Lawrence and Kim Stogner, and his brother Jeremy Stogner all of Bogalusa, LA.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Sunday, February 5, 2017, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. and will continue Monday, February 6, 2017, from 9:00 until service time of 11:00a.m. The Rev. Billy Galloway will officiate and interment will follow in Mizell Cemetery.

Kathryn Shaw Kuss
May 30, 1925 - February 02, 2017
“Well done thy good and faithful servant!..."Come and Share Your Master's Happiness!"
Kathryn Shaw Kuss, age 91 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away at 1:13PM on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood where she served many years as church hostess and along side of her husband, Deacon Charles Kuss, Sr., served on many committees. She was a lifetime member of the Kentwood Garden Club. 
She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Kelsey, Amite; 2 sons, Charles F. Kuss, Jr. and wife, Betty, Rome, GA, and Dr. Kit D. Kuss and wife, Dr. Charlotte Kuss, Niceville, FL; grandchildren, Chris Kelsey and wife, Tracie, Cullman, AL, Brennan Kelsey and wife, Donna, Kentwood, Robin Kelsey, Amite, Christian Kuss and wife, Tina, Rome, GA, Mary Kathryn Nichols and husband, Justin, Ashville, NC, Charles F. “Trey” Kuss, III, Rome, GA, Kristopher Kuss and wife, Danyelle, Meridian, MS, Kelsey Noll and husband, Austin, Tallahassee, FL; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Mike, and James Kelsey, Rosa Kathryn Kuss, Tyler, Justin, and Casey Proux, Kayla Kelsey Bridges and husband, Matthew, Brennan and Keegan Kelsey, Michael Noll, and Hazel and Hank Nichols;  2 great great granddaughters, Madelyn and Blakely Bridges; and brother, Elton “Coach" Shaw, Kentwood. 
Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Flory “Charley” Kuss, Sr.; son-in-law, Mike Kelsey; parents, Henry and Hazel Shaw; brother, Herbert Clay Shaw; and sisters, Doris Yarbrough, Elizabeth Audibert, Lucille Brown and Mavis Shaw. 
Visitation at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Baugh and Dr. Dean Richards. 
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.
 
James C. Passman
July 14, 1938 - February 2, 2017
JAMES C. PASSMAN, AGE 78 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Thursday morning February 2, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Washington Parish but was a former longtime resident of Metairie. James retired from the New Orleans Police Department and later moved back to Mt. Hermon. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War Era. James was an active member of Silver Springs Baptist Church where he enjoyed leading and participating in the Sunday Bible Studies.
Survived by: 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Christopher and Eileen Passman of Metairie, James and Karen Passman of Imperial, PA; Daughter: Sandy Passman of Poughkeepsie, NY; 5 Grandchildren: Courtney Passman, Chelsea Passman, Brandon Passman, Chase Passman, Max Passman; Also his many neighbors, friends and church family of Silver Springs Baptist Church
He was preceded in death by his wife Carole Lopez Passman and his parents Frank Passman and Lattis Miller Passman.
 
Caldonia Smith Pack
July 25, 1936 - February 01, 2017
Caldonia Smith Pack was called home to rest on February 1, 2017. She joined New Zion Missionary Baptist Church and was a loyal and faithful member until her health failed. She loved the Lord and encouraged others to do so too.
She was married to the late Joseph Pack on February 19, 1955, and from this union eight children were born.
She leaves to cherish her memories; two daughters: Rosa (Tommy) Butler and Victoria Pack, Three sons: Richard Pack, Walter (Peggy) Pack and Joseph (Mellow) Pack, Two sisters: Alfredia Smith and Lovie Smith, two brothers: Reverend Doyle (Daisy) Smith and Reverend Alvin (Pauline) Jefferson; 17 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Sis. Pack was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pack Sr., Parents; Julius and Luhana Smith, two sons: Jacob and Jessie Pack, a daughter; Emma Pack and three brothers: Percy, Clother, and Julius Smith.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00AM - 11:00AM followed by the funeral service at 11:00AM with Rev. Linza Ray Cotton - Pastor Officiating.
 
Mildria Cora Swilley George 
October 4, 1922 - February 1, 2017 
Mildria Cora Swilley George, age 94, born in Bogalusa, LA on October 4, 1922, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary George and Jennifer Germany George; her grandchildren, Devin George, Megan George, Denise Gonzales, Donna Dutrich, Larry Allen George, and Jeffrey Scott George; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; her brothers, Heldria F. Swilley and Clyde Swilley.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Nelson George; her son, Charles Larry George; her sisters, Helen Dunaway, and Virginia Dunaway; her sisters-in-law, Catherine George Swilley, and Audrey Swilley.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Ponemah Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dudley James Cooper 
July 5, 1931 - February 1, 2017 
Dudley James Cooper, age 85, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA. He was born in Bogalusa, LA on July 5, 1931. He was a carpenter for over 25 years. Dudley and Margaret owned and operated Coop's for over 24 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Cooper of Bogalusa, LA and Derinda Hughes (Toby) of Folsom, LA; one son, Jackie Cooper (Denise) of Bogalusa, LA; his grandchildren, Adam Hughes (Erin), Jennifer Rodgers (Noah), Brittany McGilvray (Alex), Josh Miley and Leah; seven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Corkern Cooper; his parents, James C. Cooper and Eunice B. Cooper; his sister, Betty Cooper; and an infant brother, Cecil Cooper.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Toby Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Donna Ann Fincher
Died: January 31, 2017
Donna Ann Fincher of Bush passed away on January 31, 2017 at the age of 59. 
Funeral Services will be held at Hebron Baptist Church, 79614 Hwy 41, Bush, LA., on Friday 3, 2017 at 11:00am. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Hebron Baptist church cemetery.

Bobby Wayne Brown
October 2, 1933 - January 31, 2017
BOBBY WAYNE BROWN, AGE 83, passed away near 11:00 am Tuesday morning January 31, 2017 at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, LA where he had resided for the last three years. He was born in Altus, AR to the late Robert Brown and Hessie Phillips Brown on October 2, 1933. After high school, Bobby joined the United States Army and later attended college using the G.I. Bill, once his duty was complete. In college he joined the ROTC while rising to the rank of Lieutenant in the Army. After a brief time as a teacher, Bobby became a refuge manager and game warden for the U.S. Department of the Interior, serving at Big Lake in Arkansas and Lacassine in Southwestern Louisiana before retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Lake Arthur, LA before he became ill.
Survived by: Wife: Shirley G. Brown; 2 Daughters: Cheryl Tilghman and Donna Brown; Son: Christopher Brown; 3 Grandchildren: Ashley Brand, Lindsey Whitehurst, Crista Brown 

Floyd Joseph Ordoyne Jr.
February 2, 1962 - January 31, 2017
On Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 4:30 pm, an Angel of the Lord came to the Louisiana Heart Hospital and took Floyd Joseph Ordoyne Jr. to his Heavenly Home at the age of 54. He was a resident of Mt. Hermon and a proud former veteran of the U. S. Army and the U. S. Navy. Floyd served on the USS Nimitz during Desert Storm. He was an active member of the Brockdale Apostolic Church near Tylertown and he will be missed greatly by his beloved church family. 
“Today the journey has ended. I have worked out the mandates of faith. Naked, alone, undefined, I knocked at the uttermost gate. Behind is life and its trials, its sorrow. Beyond is the infinite morning of a day without tomorrow. Farewell, the maze has been threaded. This is the end of stride. Say not that death should be dreaded, but the beginning of Life”—Wenonah Abbot
Survived by: Wife of 16 years: Tracey Woodward Ordoyne of Mt. Hermon; Son and Daughter: Brandon Ordoyne, Brittani Ordoyne Ballou both of Washington State; Brother: Troy Ordoyne of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Michelle Ordoyne Ferguson and Randy Ferguson of Franklinton; Father in law and Mother in law: Robert and Mary Woodward of Franklinton; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Shanna and Billy Brooks I, of Pine, Jamie Woodward, Danny Woodward both of Franklinton, Melissa Lecompte of Bogalusa; Nieces and Nephews that were also his God Children: Ariel Brooks, Whitney Brooks, Billy Brooks II, Kenneth Brooks; Nephews and Nieces: Johnny Hill, Jr., Destiny Ordoyne, Gavin Lecompte, Skylar Ordoyne, Hunter Ordoyne, Lexie Ordoyne, Lauren Ordoyne, Mason Regions, Kaitlyn Woodward, Creighton Woodward, Caiden Woodward
He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd J. Ordoyne, Sr. and Marlene Theriot Ordoyne, a brother Brian Ordoyne and nephew Trey Ordoyne.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday February 3rd from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Raymond Garcia, Rev. Rick Elder and Randall Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Billy Brooks I, Danny Woodward, Johnny Hihll, Jr., Gavin Lecompte, Skylar Ordoyne, Keith Polkey, Hunter Ordoyne, Dwayne Blanchard
Honorary Pallbearers are Kyle Bordlee, John Crouch and those he served with on the USS Nimitz. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to assist them with final expenses. 

Arvin I Johnston
July 30, 1947 - January 30, 2017
Arvin I Johnston, born in Bogalusa and a resident of Independence passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home. He was born July 30, 1947 in Bogalusa and was 69 years of age. He was an U.S. Army Veteran. 
He is survived by his wife, Frances Johnston; 2 sons, Jason E. Johnston and wife, Melanie, and Terry A. Johnston; 2 grandchildren, Hailey and Skylar Johnston; 2 sisters, Wilda Harper and husband, Paul, and Bobbie Windham; and brother, Franklin Johnston and wife, Pat. 
Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Verna Johnston; and his brothers, Titus, Samuel, Ralph, Allen and Carvin Johnston and his sister, Delores Johnson. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Interment Colonial Cemetery, Independence.

Clodye E. McIntyre
February 23, 1921 - January 30, 2017
Clodye E. McIntyre, a resident of Kentwood passed away at 12:12 PM on Monday, January 30, 2017 at St. Helena Nursing Home in Greensburg. She was born February 23, 1921 in Kentwood and was 95 years of age. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. 
She is survived by her sisters, Donnis Blades and Carolyn Sue Blades; and nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 
Preceded in death by her father, Coy McIntyre; mother, Mattye Booty McIntyre; brothers, Merle and William McIntyre; and her sisters, Glynn Painter, Doyce McIntyre, Joan Bartlette and Beverly McIntyre. Graveside 
Services will be held at McIntyre Cemetery, Kentwood at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Anna Louise Penton 
March 11, 1927 - January 29, 2017 
Anna Louise Penton, 89, born on March 11, 1927, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church. She retired from the State of Louisiana after 34 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Angela L. Hines (Scott) of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Theo David Penton, III (Lynn) of Signal Mountain, TN, and Michael Paul Penton of Bogalusa, LA; two grandchildren, Bailey Penton and Frank Esquivel.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Theo Penton; her parents, Joseph Henry Letulle and Estelle Landry Letulle; one sister, Ruby L. Pospisil; and one brother, Monk Letulle.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Annunciation Catholic Church, 517 Avenue B, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 P.M. Funeral Mass Services will begin at 12:00 P.M. with Rev. Father Daniel Brouillette officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Kathy Woodward Lewis
October 12, 1953 - January 27, 2017
KATHY WOODWARD LEWIS, AGE 63 and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:38 am Friday January 27, 2017 at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was the secretary to the Chief of the Franklinton Police Department for nearly 20 years. Kathy also worked at Southeastern Louisiana University prior to joining the FPD. She attended Victory Baptist Church and enjoyed listening to Bluegrass Music, often traveling to shows throughout the area. Kathy loved her flowers, especially her favorites “Forget Me Not”, and she enjoyed arranging them as well.
Survived by: 2 Sons: Alex Lewis, Brian Lewis both of Franklinton; 3 Grandchildren: Kayden Lewis, Payton Lewis, Scott Fussell; Sister: Bernadine Barber of Baton Rouge; 2 Nephews and a Spouse: John and Renee Graff, Tony Barber; 2 Great-nieces: Gabrielle and Natalie
She was preceded in death by her husband Kyle Lewis, parents Eld. Ralph Woodward and Lorena Magee Woodward and a brother Anthony Woodward.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 29th from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Clyde Cooper, Rev. Larry Archote and Eld. Brent King officiating. Burial will follow in the Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: John Graff, Jeremy Hill, Clinton Rochester, Daryl Rayborn, Chad Dorsett, Michael Tate
Honorary Pallbearers are Phillip Bickham and the 3 police chiefs she served with Lynn Armand, Donald Folse, Olander Smith 

Melbra Corkern Fussell
August 30, 1926 - January 25, 2017
MELBRA CORKERN FUSSELL, AGE 90 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:35 pm Wednesday January 25, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center after a brief illness. She was a 1944 graduate of Lyon High School in Covington. Melbra later married and raised her family in the Enon Community. She was formerly employed with G.E. Thomas Auto Parts, Holliday’s Department Store and the Boston Store before retiring thirty years ago. Melba was a huge sports fan that loved watching ESPN and following her favorite teams like the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. She also was an avid card-game player, including Rummy, Uno and many other games. At the time of her death, Melbra was an active member of Our Father’s House Church in Franklinton. 
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Jackie Fussell of Franklinton, Mavis and Jerry Brinkley of Griffin, GA; Daughter in law: Sylvia Fussell of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren; 9 Great-grandchildren; 2 Great-great-grandchildren; And a soon to be expected great-great-grandchild
She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Fussell, daughter Cheryl Fussell, son Buck Fussell, her parents Howard Corkern and Ethel Givens Corkern and granddaughter Shannon Fussell Gerald.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 27th from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Following the service, she will be laid to rest next to her husband and daughter in the Fussell Cemetery near Enon. 
Pallbearers: Jerry Brinkley, Scott Brinkley, Nilles Mizell, Michael Fussell, Landon Gerald, Wayne Rogers

John R. "Dickie" Underwood
July 20, 1926 - January 25, 2017
John Underwood, age 90, WW II veteran and resident of Bogalusa his whole life, passed away Wednesday, January 25 at his home. 
He is survived by his wife, Millie Ledoux Underwood of 69 years; five children: Vicki Underwood Bennett (Joe), Dickie Underwood Jr., Tommy Underwood (Debbie), Steve Underwood (Karen), and Donna Underwood Jarrett (Dave); eight grandchildren: Matt Bennett, Casey Underwood LeMaster, Brandi Underwood, Shellie Underwood Mueller, Tyler Underwood, Beau Jarrett, Abby Jarrett Orlosky, and Brooke Jarrett; and nine great grandchildren. 
Graveside services will be held at Ponemah Cemetery on Tuesday, January 31, at 11:00 am with Pastor Larry Lassley officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 24.

Sue Pace Kennedy 
September 14, 1928 - January 24, 2017
Sue Pace Kennedy, 88, a resident of Angie, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Rest Haven Living Center.
She was a loyal wife, loving mother and grandmother over the course of 69 years of marriage. She was a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi where she earned a degree in Business and Elementary Education. She retired from the Washington Parish School System in 1979 after devoting 25 years to students in the Angie and Varnado communities. She was a active member and Sunday School teacher at Angie Baptist Church. She loved gardening and shared her passion for native flowers with her children and grandchildren. She shared her knowledge through her membership in the Angie Garden Club.
She is suvived by her husband, Henry Hershel Kennedy of Angie, LA; one son, and two daughters, Reggie and Melanie Kennedy of Angie, LA, Rhonda and Tony Polk of Columbia, MS, Rhoda Kristie Kennedy Genova of Bentonville, AR. A nurturing and loving aunt to two nephews and one niece, Danny Cibic, Billy Leggett, and Jackie Pace; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Polk, Jake Kennedy (wife Kelli), Jed Kennedy (wife Madison), Andy Polk (wife Ramie), Rachel Kennedy Powell (husband Mike), Mary Elizabeth Genova, Anna Claire Genova, and Theresa Polk Roberts (husband Michael); great-grandchildren, Ethan Henry Kennedy, Josiah Jacob Kennedy, James Allan Powell, Kennedy Elizabeth Powell, and Cecile Ruth Powell; one sister, Mavon Pace Kennedy; thirty six nephews and nieces.
She is preceded in death by her parents Lee Carl Pace and Rhoda Gerald Pace; three brothers, Virgil Lee “Buck” Pace, Vester Eli Pace, Huey Lavon “Man” Pace; four sisters, Mavis Pace Gould, Masel Pace Williams, Mevoline Pace Cibic, and Marion Pace Fornea.
Visitation will be held at Angie Baptist Church, 64458 Royal Street, Angie, LA 70426 on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Mizell officiating. Interment will follow at Henry J. Kennedy Family Cemetery on Keaton Road.
The Hershel Kennedy family was served by Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home of Bogalusa, LA. 
The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations made to Angie Baptist Church, P. O. Box 108, Angie, LA 70426

Gary Don Crain, Sr. 
July 18, 1940 - January 24, 2017 
Gary Don Crain, Sr., 76, of Bogalusa, LA, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was born to Willie J. and Katherine Crain on July 18, 1940 in Tylertown, MS.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Nellie Kellis Crain; two children, Tana Crain Kimble (Jeff), and Gary Don Crain, II; one brother, Ronnie Crain (Lydia); and three grandchildren, Colby Harris (Stephen), Caleb Kimble, and Korbyn Crain.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie J. and Katherine Crain; his paternal grandparents, Artis and Ida Crain; and his maternal grandparents, Whit and Ella Mae McKenzie.
Gary served in the National Guard and worked for Crown Zellerbach as a timekeeper for 21 years. He was a charter member of the little league athletic association in Bogalusa and coached little league football for many years. He loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed spending time camping in the Great Smokey Mountains. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Gary was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. He accepted Jesus' salvation at a young age and rededicated his life to the Lord on August 16, 2015. Because of his health, instead of going to the church, the Church came to him where he was baptised in his home by Bro. Field Thigpen.
Visitation will be held at Memorial Baptist Church, 1509 S. Columbia Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427 on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Memorial Baptist Church on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Field Thigpen and Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Jacqueline "Jackie" Melithia Pounds 
May 6, 1927 - January 24, 2017
Jacqueline “Jackie” Melithia Pounds, 89, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. She was born on May 6, 1927 in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by two daughters, Ramona Kaye Pounds, and Winona Faye Pounds both of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Clifford Pounds of Bogalusa, LA; four sisters, Betty Jean Carroll and Ethel Wilson both of Bogalusa, LA, Evelyn Fitzmorris, and Floyce Crain both of Sun, LA; one brother, DeWight Jones of Isabel, LA; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Randle C. Pounds; one son, Tyrone C. Pounds; and her parents, Henry Elmer Jones and Adele Adams Jones.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev Pete Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Adams Cemetery in Isabel, LA.

Houston Roy "Doy" Cotton
June 15, 1932 - January 22, 2017
Houston Roy "Doy" Cotton born August 28, 1947 went home to be with The Lord on January 22, 2017 at the age of 69. He was a native of Bogalusa and was of the Baptist Faith. 
He leaves behind his wife, Debra Gerald Cotton of Bogalusa, 3 sons, Matthew Todd Cotton, Nicholas Scott Cotton and Christopher Shaun Cotton all of Bogalusa, 2 brothers, Mike (Connie) Cotton and Ronald Lewis Cotton also Bogalusa along with nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. 
He his preceded in death by parents, Houston Perry and Jesse Smith Cotton, 2 brothers, Richard Dale Cotton and Donald Ray Cotton, two sisters, Meveline Rae Thomas and Sheila Ann Cotton Wheat. 
Visitation will be held Wednesday January 25, 2017 at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home beginning at 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and will resume after 8:00 A.M. Thursday until service time at 11:00 A.M. Bro. Larry Lassley will conduct the services with the interment to follow in the Ponemah Cemetery. 

Henry Paul Dunn Jr.
November 26, 1952 - January 21, 2017
HENRY PAUL DUNN, JR. AGE 64 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday January 21, 2017 at Tulane Medical Center. He was a native of New Orleans and a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War era. Junior, as he was known to those closest to him, worked for the Richardson family and Triangle Timber for 27 years in both Washington and St. Tammany Parishes.
Survived by: Sister: Catherine Dunn Sharp of the Lee Road Community; 2 Nieces: Brandy Dunn, Tammy Sharp Dawsey; 2 Nephews: Kelvin Dunn, Floyd Glenn Sharp, Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Paul Dunn, Sr. and Rosetta King Dunn, a brother Kenneth Joe Dunn and brother in law Floyd Glenn Sharp, Sr.
A visitation for family and friends will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 30th from 6 pm until 8 pm. 

David C. Wood
January 16, 1941 - January 21, 2017
DAVID CARLEY WOOD, AGE 76 and a resident of Franklinton died at 11:20 pm Saturday January 21, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a Franklinton High School graduate of 1959 before joining the United States Navy acquiring the rank of EN-2. David worked at the Bogalusa Paper Mill before a motorcycle accident in 1969 forced him to leave the mill to attend Southeastern Louisiana College, where he graduated with a B.A. in Industrial Technology. He taught briefly at Bogalusa High School before working for the Town of Franklinton, he then became a bailiff at the Washington Parish Courthouse. During these years, he also owned a small engine repair business “Wood Repair Shop”. David was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and also attended Fisher Methodist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #24. However, fishing was his true passion and he often repaired rods, reels and even made fishing lures. David even had the kindness to show others the best fishing holes. 
Survived by: Nieces: Marie Bateman of Franklinton, Patsy and Pete Mellin of Pensacola, FL; Nephew: Kevin Burdeaux; Great-nieces: Stacy and Todd Buster, Kaitlyn Burdeaux; Also numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wilmer Jacob Wood and Philona Miller Wood Magee, sister Eunice Wood Burdeaux and nephews Will Burdeaux, Don Bateman.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 23rd from 6 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Percy Frazier officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Hezekiah Magee Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Fisher Methodist Church or the American Legion Post #24 
Pallbearers: Jimmy Guy, Jerry Guy, Terry Guy, Andy Guy, Curt Guy, Junior Wood
Honorary Pallbearers are members of the American Legion Post #24

Wilfred Ray Singley Sr.
April 27, 1949 - January 21, 2017
WILFRED RAY SINGLEY, SR. AGE 67 and a resident of Angie died at 2:30 pm Saturday January 21, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a millwright and worked in construction for many years and was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. Will was a longtime active member of Monroe’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church where he was also the song leader. He loved his church and church family and also the many co-workers he had through the years. Will enjoyed eating with family and friends, especially at his favorite restaurant Yo Yo’s. He also enjoyed working on and collecting old cars, but he loved the Ford Mustang above all others. 
Survived by: 2 Grandsons: Justin Singley, Anakin Rhoden; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Elaine Seal, Charlene and Quincy Adams, Wilda and David Scott; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son Wilfred Ray Singley, Jr., parents Willis Singley and Masle Phillips Singley, a sister Sue Vince and 4 infant brothers.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 23rd from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Glen Stuart, Eld. Doyle Ball, and Eld. Tony McNair officiating. Burial will follow in the Singley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Monroe’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church (30560 Frank Kennedy Road, Angie, LA 70426).
Pallbearers: Keith Turner, Cody Singley, Terry Penton, Chris Vince, John McCrary, Mike Phillips
Honorary Pallbearers: Edward Scott, Robert Penton, Wayne Phillips, Stanley Phillips, Fred Brecheen, Mike Flanigan, his nephews and great-nephews.

Nola Magee Spears
September 2, 1935 - January 21, 2017
NOLA MAGEE SPEARS, AGE 81 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3 pm Saturday January 21, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime active member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church where she was devoted to the 5 o’clock prayer meeting. She truly loved her church family. Nola was a former nurse’s aide at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She enjoyed working in her garden and in her yard. She often canned her garden vegetables and loved to cook for her family and friends, especially her famous chocolate pie. 
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Johnny Ray and Ester Lou Spears of Franklinton; Daughter: Theresa Blalock of Arkansas; 11 Grandchildren and Spouses: Jennifer Blalock Magee and Roger Magee, Tonya Blalock, Timothy and Liz Blalock, Julie Blalock, Kimberly Erwin Hartzog and Kenny Hartzog, Kerry and Melissa Erwin, Brian Erwin, Brandon Erwin, Denise and Ronnie Fussell, Sandra Erwin, Joshua and Angela Spears; 24 Great-grandchildren: Drake, Davana, Paris, Brooklyn, Mallory, Bryce, London, Alex, Cameron, Jessica, Kerry II, Kory, Kaleb, Kasey, Brody, Taylor, Hunter, Haley, Cash, Terry, Jessie, James, Makayla, Joshlyn; Sister: Helen Holmes of Tylertown; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Spears, 2 sons Kenny Wayne Erwin, Dennis Erwin, her parents Hezzie Magee and Lottie Phelps Magee, sister Pearl Hill, brothers H.L. Magee, Earl Kyle Magee, grandson Stephen Scott Erwin, and infant grandchildren Jonathan Spears and Alisha Spears.
Visitation will be at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church Monday January 23rd from 5:30 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held in the church at 2 pm Tuesday with Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Joshua Spears officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Joshua Spears, Brandon Erwin, Brian Erwin, Brian Holmes, Drake Barber, Tim Blalock, Kerry Erwin 
Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Wayne Spears, Heath Spears

Joanne Theresa Duncan
February 11, 1963 - January 19, 2017
Joanne Theresa Duncan age 53 resident of Bogalusa passed away January 19, 2017 at her residents. She is a member of Crossroads United Pentecostal Church. 
She is survived by her husband Robert Duncan of Bogalusa, La. Three daughters Johannah Lawrence "Ethan" of Bogalusa La, Danielle Duncan of Slidell La, Kaitlyn Duncan of Bogalusa. One brother Tony Joseph Dardar "Lisa" of Lafayette La. One sister Royannis Pullens "Bobby" of Poplarville Ms. One granddaughter Raven Lawrence of Bogalusa La. 
He is preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Yvonne Ybarzabal Dardar. 
Visitation will be held on Friday January 20, 2016 at Crossroads United Pentecostal Church from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will continue of Saturday from 8 a.m. until time for services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Kirk Hoelzel and Rev. Gussie Tynes will officiate.

Colby Cristin Glasgow
January 9, 1993 - January 18, 2017
COLBY CRISTIN GLASGOW, AGE 24 and a resident of Gulfport died Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Garden Park Hospital. He was a native of Washington Parish and a 2011 graduate of Pine High School. He enjoyed going to the beach and also worked maintenance at properties near the coast. Colby loved deer hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He liked to ride his four-wheeler and had a good friend in his pet dog Kipper.
Survived by: Mother: Paige Pigott of Gulfport; Grandmother: Judy Carter of Gulfport; Uncle and Aunt: Pat and Sherry Pigott of Pine; First Cousins: Payton Pigott, Tylar Pigott; Great Aunt and Spouse: Jan and Reid Kennedy of Pine; Cousin: Stacy Glenn and her children Noah and his wife Carrie, Olivia and Ava; Also numerous friends
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents R.J. Adams and Hazel Gerald Adams and grandfather Gilbert Pigott
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 20th from 6 pm until 10 pm and after 10 am on Saturday. On funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Lynn Martin officiating. Committal services will be held at the Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa. 

Harold Owens McDaniel
January 26, 1930 - January 18, 2017
Harold Owens McDaniel passed away January 18, 2017. He was born on January 26, 1930 in Spring Creek, where he lived all his life. He passed away peacefully with all his family surrounding him at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. Harold was a graduate of LSU in Dairy Science, a U.S. Veteran of the Korean War and a 65 year member of the Spring Creek Masonic Lodge.  He was a retired dairy farmer, serving as President of Dairy Farmers Trucking Assn. for 35 years. 
He is survived by his 2 daughters, Lora McDaniel, Spring Creek, and Cara Alford and husband, Conley, Spring Creek; son, Thomas McDaniel and wife, Cristi, Denham Springs; granddaughter and the light of his life, Caitlyn Michelle Alford, Spring Creek; brother, Clyve McDaniel and wife, Margie, Athens, TX; sister, JoAnn M. Strickland, Baton Rouge; brother in law, Ervin Nebelsick, Fresno, CA; and sister in law, Emma Dean M. McDaniel, Hammond. 
Preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Sue Alford McDaniel; parents, Thomas Monroe McDaniel, Sr. and Luna Annie Gill McDaniel; brothers, Thomas Monroe McDaniel, Jr. and Johnnie McDaniel; sister, Mary Edna M. Nebelsick, and brother in law, Dale Strickland. 
Visitation will be at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8 AM until religious service at 12 Noon with Masonic service at 11 AM. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Danny Milton, Marlon Milton, Jimmie Ray Strickland, Denny Roy Strickland, E. Ray Gill and Craig Forrest. 
Honorary pallbearers include Smiley Conerly, Willie Karl Milton, Lewis Lee and Earl Peek. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Creek Masonic Lodge, c/o Ricky Sanchez, 19119 Cory Rd, Loranger, LA 70446 or Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 73072 Hwy 1054, Kentwood, LA 70444. 
McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. 

Mildred Carroll Hillhouse 
October 20, 1930 - January 18, 2017
Mildred Carroll Hillhouse, age 86, a native of Varnado, passed away at Resthaven Living Center after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by three children, Joseph Dow Hillhouse, Jr., Carol Hillhouse Jordan, and Mark Hillhouse; seven grandchildren, Matt, Adam, Lauren, and Aaron Hillhouse, Heather Hillhouse Melancon, Amber Hillhouse Talley, and Dr. Jenna Jordan; eight great-grandchildren, Mark, III, Connor, Colby, Raegan, and Jax Hillhouse, Aubrie, and Sutton Melancon, and Daylan Talley; three sisters, Nell Carroll Gerald, Geraldine Carroll Boone, and Brenda Carroll Ard of Bossier City; and one brother, Ed Carroll.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Dow Hillhouse; her mother, Esma Sheridan Carroll; her father, James Quincy Carroll; and one brother, Sidney Carroll.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Memorial Services will begin at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment is to follow at Seal Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Bogalusa Help Center, P. O. Box 1425, Bogalusa, LA 70429.

Rosetta Thomas James
November 18, 1934 - January 18, 2017
ROSETTA THOMAS JAMES, AGE 82 and a resident of the Hays Creek Community died at 5:20 am Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe. Rosetta was a beloved wife, mother, sister, sister in law, and grandmother. She worked at Rutter Rex Manufacturing Company for 31 years as a seamstress and including the last 5 years as a floor supervisor. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends and being active in her community and church of Hays Creek. Everybody knew that if they visited “Aunt Zet” that she was going to feed them something delicious. Rosetta’s pastimes included reading, watching soap operas and working in her yard. She and her husband especially enjoyed traveling in their later years with her brothers in law and sisters in law. She had a wonderful relationship with each of her grandchildren and adored her great-grandchildren. 
Survived by: 3 Daughters and Sons in law: Gayle and Bruce Ladner of Pine, Nettie and Russell Nielson of Franklinton, Lisa and Said Taghavi of California; 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Andy James of California, Ken and Shannon James of Franklinton; Daughter in law: Patricia Pittman of Nashville, TN; 9 Grandchildren and Spouses: Ryan and Amy Ladner, Nicholas and Jennifer Ladner, Robin Nielson, Rusti Owens and Jamey Holden, Sarah Taghavi, Ian James, Matthew James, Brannon and Beverly Pittman, Cody and Amber Breland; 15 Great-grandchildren: Brady, Emma, Layla, Piper, Jackson, Katherine, Hunter, Hayden, Sicily, Jeremiah, Bryce, Seth, Avery, Brianna, Jase and an expected great-grandchild; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Tim and Cathy Thomas of Pine, Royce and Cheryl Thomas of Houston, TX—Royce was like one of her own sons to her; 5 Sisters and Brothers in law: Von Stewart of Georgia, Mary and David Beall of Franklinton, Deborah and Eld. Mike Stuart of Denham Springs, Ruth Seals of Poplarville, MS, Ann Kindler of West Memphis, AR; Brother in law and Sister in law: Roy and Kathy James of Covington; Sisters in law: Ella James of Franklinton, Leona Thomas of Bogalusa; Also numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by her husband Malcolm James, daughter Keitha James Breland, son Dail Pittman, grandson Micah Lee Ladner, parents Lloyd Thomas and Edwena Penton Thomas, brother and sister in law Nollie and Francis Thomas, brother Junior Thomas, brother in law Clyde James, brothers in law and sisters in law Alton and Irma James, Pat and Geneva Edwards, brother in law Marvin Stewart and brothers in law Dave Kindler, Lionel Seals.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday January 20th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation will continue Saturday at Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Saturday with Rev. Milton Kleisch, Rev. Rick Elder and Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staffs of Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Heart of Hospice of Lacombe and the Louisiana Heart Hospital for all their care and support. 
Pallbearers: Ryan Ladner, Nicholas Ladner, Cody Breland, Bruce Ladner, Russell Nielson, Hunter Owens, Hayden Owens, Jackson Gilmore, Jimmy Stewart, Tim Thomas, Ricky Thomas, Micky Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers: Roby Graves, Mark Jenkins, Randy Brumfield, Gary Brumfield, Buddy Graves, Glen Graves

Tony Harrison
September 3, 1945 - January 17, 2017
TONY TRUMAN HARRISON, AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton died Tuesday afternoon January 17, 2017 at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was a native of Enterprise, Alabama and had lived in Franklinton for over 45 years. Tony worked for many years with the Department of Agriculture before retiring as the Assistant to the Milk Market Administrator. He loved fishing and even handmade his own baits that he shared with his family and grandsons. Tony also enjoyed deer hunting and the outdoors. He was also a huge Alabama Crimson Tide football fan and always loved watching the games and following the team each year. 
Survived by: Wife of 41 years: Jackie Hunt Harrison of Franklinton; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Kevin and Nicole Harrison, Scott and Amy Harrison all of Franklinton; Daughter: Jill Harrison of Franklinton; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Mindy and Jeremy Kneer, Corey Armstrong and Kinsie, Bret and Nancy Miller, Megan Miller, Brendan Beck, Zachary Harrison, Emma Harrison, Jordan Harrison; 6 Great-grandchildren; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Karen and Donald Varnado, Paul and Ida Hunt, Kim Hunt, Mavis Merritt, Elaine Harrison Hogan; A Nephew and Spouse: Dave and Jane Conrad
Also numerous other nephews, nieces, other family members and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lehman Harrison and Alma Ruth Roberts Harrison, a brother Wendell Harrison, sisters Edna Downing, Betty Stinson, father in law and mother in law Vernon and Aline Hunt and brother in law Michael Hunt.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday January 19th from 5 pm until 9:30 pm and after 9 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Lynn Martin and Bro. Jimmy Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in the Hunt Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org/Donate) or to a preferred charity of your choice.
Pallbearers: Kevin Harrison, Scott Harrison, Chad Dorsett, Corey Armstrong, Brandon Varnado
Honorary Pallbearers are his former co-workers at the Market Administrator’s Office.

Verrian L. Morris 
October 27, 1951 - January 16, 2017
Verrian L. Morris died January 16, 2017.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

Jimmy Wayne Wheat 
January 4, 1947 - January 15, 2017
Jimmy Wayne Wheat, age 70, born on January 4, 1947 in Pearl River County, MS, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home in Bogalusa, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Parker Wheat of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Kenny W. Wheat of Bogalusa, LA; one sister, Lynda (Raymond) Perry of Henleyfield, MS; three grandchildren, Alanna Wheat, Harlie Wheat and Layla Rae Wheat.
He is preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Ash; three brothers, Duane Wheat, Billy Wheat and Gary Wheat; and one grandson, Alexander Wayne Wheat.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Palestine Baptist Church, 59369 Palestine Church Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. Memorial Services will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Fred Brumfield officiating.
Poole-Ritche Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Jimmy McElveen
February 6, 1951 - January 14, 2017
JIMMY EARL MCELVEEN, AGE 65 and a resident of Franklinton died Saturday afternoon January 14, 2017 at the Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, MS. He was a 1969 graduate of Franklinton High School and a former longtime dairyman. Jimmy worked for the Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-Op for over 20 years, most recently as a dispatcher. He enjoyed being on the water and liked spending time at his camp on the Pearl River. Jimmy loved tending to his Catalpa-worm trees and working in his yard. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and he adored his young granddaughter.
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Colt and Debra McElveen of Franklinton; Granddaughter: Kalynn Kate McElveen; Brother and Sister in law: Richard and Kay McElveen of Franklinton; 2 Nephews and a Niece: Josh McElveen, Allison McElveen Smith, Trey Branch; Aunts: Jane Rester, Billie Stafford; First Cousins: Beth Stafford, Bob Crain, Janice Dussault; Second Cousins: Bill Knight, Jonathan Knight; Also numerous other family members and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Buel Allison McElveen and Edith Elizabeth Crain McElveen, the mother to his son Dorothy Kaye McElveen and former wife Michele McElveen.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 16th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Fredrick Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Josh McElveen, Jonathan Knight, Bill Knight, Trey Branch, Brent Smith, Bob Crain

David Lee Smith, Sr.
January 4, 1957 - January 14, 2017
DAVID LEE SMITH, SR., AGE 60 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:15 am Saturday January 14, 2017 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was small-engine repairman and a former electric lineman. David loved rabbit hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He was always a loving husband and father and he adored his grandchildren. 
Survived by: Wife of 40 years: Diane Boyd Smith of Franklinton; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Mechele and Stacy Dickerson of Franklinton, Chasity and Joseph Busacker of Frierson, LA; Son: David Lee Smith, Jr. of Franklinton; 6 Grandchildren: Lee Ann Dickerson, Casey Busacker, Lauren Dickerson, Hunter Busacker, Kaylea Busacker, Brody Busacker; Sister: Diane Reviere of Pine; 2 Nieces and Spouses: Kathy and Ray Graves, Cindy and Justin Tate; Nephew and Spouse: David Allen and Brittany Galloway; Sister in law and Brother in law: Robbie and Chester Herring of Tickfaw; Also his four-legged baby: Candie or Bookie, as he called her.
He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Wesley Smith and Mevelen Dykes Smith Reviere.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 15th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 10 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Leon Hickman, Rev. Bryan Bates and Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the McNeese Cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Hunter Busacker, Heath Spears, Brandon Herring, Chris Herring, Will Creel, Johnny Ray Spears
Honorary Pallbearers: Brody Busacker, Pepi Tate, Bill Burton

H.V. "Sonny" Jenkins 
September 6, 1934 - January 14, 2017 
H. V. “Sonny” Jenkins, 82, of Bogalusa passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his residence.
He is survived by his loving wife Vivian Breland Jenkins; his daughters Crystal Fay Callais, Debbie and Dutchess Diane “DD”; grandchildren Kelsey Lott, Carly Mae Jenkins, and Sarah Chyenne Holcomb; sisters-in-law Iris Ann Jenkins and Rachael Jenkins; as well as other relatives and friends.
Sonny was preceded in death by his parents Snake and Granny Dutch Byrd Jenkins; a daughter Cynthia Mentel; brothers Jeffery Jenkins and Dennis Jenkins; a sister Donna Fay Lee; and his brother-in-law Donald Lee.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home from 5:00pm until 9:00 pm. The funeral service will be held Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hunt Jenkins Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.

Paul Wayne
July 30, 1924 - January 12, 2017
Paul Wayne was born on July 30, 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and passed away on January 12, 2017, at the age of 92. Paul graduated from Amite High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he earned a degree in education. In 1944 he married the love of his life, Pauline Connelly of Kentwood and began a family. Paul served in the Navy during WWII in the U.S. Seabees from 1944-1946, where he was honorably discharged, and he continued his education at Louisiana State University receiving a Masters +30 degree in Administration. He then began his career as a coach at Mt. Herman before excepting a position as principal at Roseland Elementary School. After a few years, he became the principal of Amite High School where he would serve over 30 years. After retiring in 1987, Paul continued to attend the Amite High School football games, both home and away, for several decades. He would travel with the police escort and this is where he lovingly received the title "Back Seat Driver". In addition to his fondness for Amite High School football, he loved attending LSU football games with his dear friend, Mr. Billy McKneely. He was also an avid golfer and a member of Spring View Country Club where he golfed for many years with friends. He also enjoyed having his morning coffee at Master Chef with friends and colleagues; Mr. Nick LaBarbera, Mr. Mark Kolwe, and Mr. Jerry Trabona, and others to chat and catch-up on the local town news. You could always find Paul at Mike's Catfish Inn every Friday evening having dinner with Police Chief Jerry Trabona and Mr. Mike Sumrall... A tradition of theirs for almost 30 years. As many know, he was a man of routine such as his standing appointment for his hair cut with Mr. John Morgan. During these Wednesday appointments, he enjoyed barbershop talk with Mr. John and Mr. Tommy Bellavia. This gave him great pleasure for many, many years. Known to many as Professor, he was a mentor to many and an icon to most in the community. Paul was a member of First Baptist Church in Amite where he loved attending service and sitting in the same spot every Sunday... his back row. In addition to Sunday Service, he and his wife, Pauline, enjoyed watching Dr. Stanley every Saturday evening right after watching The Lawrence Welk Show. He also enjoyed reading his Bible and saying his prayers every morning as he was an early riser. He loved God and always put him first... everything else fell into place. He loved spending time with his family and having Sunday dinner together was his most treasured time. He was happiest when he had his family all together for a meal. Paul was a man of character who lived his life according to God's Plan. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Paul was a member of the Amite Kiwanis Club, a board member of the Tangipahoa Parish Teacher's Credit Union, and a member of the Louisiana Principal's Association. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Mrs. Pauline C. Wayne of Kentwood; his daughter, Cheryl W. Davis and husband, Ralph Davis of Baton Rouge; his grandchildren, Leigh Anne Bel Lambert of Amite; W. Bart Beaver of Amite; and Beau W. Beaver of Amite; his great-grandchildren, Hunter Lambert and Jaden Lambert. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Norfleet Issac Wayne and Margie Amacker Wayne; his daughter, Sarah Ann Wayne Beaver; and his brother, Clifford Wayne. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday and at First Baptist Church, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m., Monday, January 16, 2017.  Interment Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite. 

Roosevelt Nunnery
February 26, 1952 - January 11, 2017
Brother Roosevelt Nunnery who was affectionately known as Roe was born on February 26, 1952 to Mr. Daniel Nunnery and Birdie Lee Nunnery. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and brother in law. Roosevelt said his farewell to his loved ones, and went home to eternal rest. 
Roosevelt attended New Orleans City Schools. He was employed by Poole Lumber Company until he retired in 2014. He was a member of Glorious Church in White Sand, Mississippi. 
Roosevelt leaves his most cherished memories, his devoted and loving wife, Linda Nunnery; his daughter, Keeunta’ LaJoy Nunnery, and his very, very special granddaughter, Keyanna Olivia Nunnery- COJ of Bogalusa, LA; five brothers, Carl Bates of Metairie, LA, Jesses Bates of LaPlace, LA, Donald Ray Nunnery of Liberty, MS, Mathew Nunnery of New Orleans, LA, James Nunnery of Kentucky; three sisters, Bettie’rue Nunnery McGee (Burnell, Sr.) of Kenner, LA, Leontine Dennis of New Orleans, LA and Mildred Richardson of New Orleans, LA; brothers-in-law, Jackie, Robert (Brenda), Rev. Victor (Charlotte), Ceasar (Cansandra), Anthony (Yolanda), Ricky (Carol Ann) Robinson of Bogalusa, LA; sisters-in-law, Mary Robinson, Victoria Jefferson, Yvonne (Walter) James, Willoya (Frederick) Magee of Bogalusa, LA, Letina (Tarquin) Mearidy of Covington, LA; and numerous relatives and friends.
Roosevelt was preceded in death by his mother and father, Daniel and Birdie Lee Nunnery; daughter, Sonya Nunnery, mother and father-in-law, Rev. and Sis. Clarence Robins; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Melissa Robinson, Jr. 
Dennis Mortuary-New Orleans, LA in charge of arrangements. 
Visitation will be at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm followed by a Funeral Service.  

Earl Keith Cannon
July 24, 1924 - January 11, 2017
Earl Keith Cannon, a resident of Kentwood passed away at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his home. He was born July 24, 1924 in Carber, FL and was 92 years of age. He was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. 
He is survived by his 5 sons, Terry Cannon and wife, Pam, Randy Cannon and wife, Wanda, Marty Cannon, Larry Cannon, and Jimmy Cannon; 9 grandchildren, Kyra McDaniel, Alissa Cannon,Whitney Coxen, Scott Cannon, Bryan Cannon, Pete Cannon, Jennifer Richmond, Justin cannon and Chris McDaniel; and 8 great grandchildren, Kallin McDaniel, Kayden McDaniel, Raven Cannon, Zane Coxen, Zoe Coxen, Devin Conti, Donovan Meyn and Krzysztof Meyn. 
Preceded in death by his wife, Nell Cannon; parents, Luther and Edel Cannon; brothers,  Jesse Dees Cannon and Bill Cannon; sister, Maxine Lewis and grandson, Ryan Keith Cannon. 
Visitation at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Friday, January 13, 2017. Interment Dees Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

Roy Milton Burton
December 05, 1954 - January 10, 2017
At the age of 62 Roy Milton “Head” Burton was called from Earth to his eternal home. On January 10, 2017, he transitioned peacefully at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family and friends. Roy Milton Burton was born December 5, 1954, to the late Milton (Sug) Burton, and Jerry Lee Brown Burton. On April 11, 1981, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Janet Ruth Morris Burton, ad to this union, five children were born.
Brother Burton joined Lear Hill Church of God in Christ in Clifton, LA, under the leadership of Supt. Monroe Magee. Later moving his membership to Magee’s Temple Church of God in Christ in Franklinton, LA under the leadership of the late Supt. Monroe Magee. Presently still a member of Magee’s Temple under the leadership of Supt. Cecealine Tate. Brother Roy served his church in many ways. He was a member of the Executive Board, Deacon Board, Usher Board, Pastor Aid, Male Chorus, Yard Crew, and whatever his hands found to do, he did it. 
He attended the Washington Parish School System and graduated from Franklinton High School. After graduating High School, Brother Roy was employed on many jobs such as; Mid Gulf Construction in New Orleans, LA, Wood s Slaughter House in Franklinton, LA, Paper Mill Construction in Bogalusa, LA, Windmill Nursery, and Washington Parish School System as a School Bus operator (Bus # F8) 
Brother Roy leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife, Janet Ruth Morris Burton of 35 years; five children, Roy (Kasey) Burton Jr. of Franklinton, LA, Laddrie (Erica) Morris of Monroe, LA, Tranikka (Preston) Murray of Bogalusa, LA, Jerry Lynn Burton of Franklinton, LA, and Amanda (Roosevelt) Brumfield of Kentwood, LA; two grandsons he raised, Treyvion and Kentrall Burton; fifteen grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; seven brothers, Billy (Betty) Burton, Michell Burton, Frank Burton, Gary (Doris) Burton, Jessie Burton all of Franklinton, LA, William Burton of New Orleans, LA, and Kenneth (Paula) Burton of Washington; two sisters, Patricia Brumfield of Abitta Springs, LA, and Pricilla (Joe) Lowe of Franklinton, LA; one uncle Elder Archie I. Reddix of Cleveland, OH; a host other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Milton (Sug) Burton and Jerry Lee Brown Burton; his brothers, Johnny Ray (Kemp) Burton, Thomas Ray (Mush) Burton, Andrew Scotty Burton; two sisters, Sharon Burton Sanders, and Jamie Christine Burton.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11 am at Magee's Temple Church of God in Christ in Franklinton, Louisiana.

Jesse James Grice, Sr.
May 14, 1937 - January 10, 2017
Jesse James Grice, Sr., a resident of Kentwood, passed away January 10, 2017 at 4:50 a.m. at St. Helena Parish Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was 79 years of age. 
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Grice of Kentwood; son, Charles Grice, Sr. and wife, Judy of Brooklyn, Ms; daughter, Teresa Woodard and husband, Ronald of Kentwood; son, Jesse Grice, Jr. of Kentwood; sister, Jean Wrightman and husband, Steve of Puyallup, WA; grandchildren, Laurie Miller and husband, Toby of Kentwood, Duane Grice, Jr. and wife, Lacey of Brooklyn, MS, Brandon Reinninger and wife, Johanna, of Watson, and Kevin and Trey Grice of Brooklyn, MS; and great grandchildren, Parker and Paisley Miller, and Hayden, Landen and Lincoln Grice. 
Preceded in death by his parents, Fritz and Allie Grice; sister, Tena Burch, Bessie “Jack” Strickland, and Inez Young and his brothers, John Tom “Mutt” Grice and Leon Grice. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Larry Blades. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. 
Pallbearers will be Duane Grice, Jr., Toby Miller, Ronald Woodard, Trey Grice, Kevin Grice and Brandon Reinninger. Honorary pallbearers include Milton Young, Jay Hugh Young, Luther Burch, Shelby Strickland, Kurt Faultman, Fritz Grice and Billy Strickland.

Martha "Mott" Warren
January 18, 1936 - January 8, 2017
Sister Martha Marie Warren (Known to so many as Ms. Mott) was born as a twin to Mary Harvey Smith on January 18, 1936, in Franklinton to the late Samuel Miller and Audrey B. Miller and died January 8, 2017. The twins were brought up in the Vernon Community of Washington Parish. At the age of three, the twins were adopted and fostered by, Buddy and Estella Harvey who were known as momma and daddy. The twins were nourished, educated, and graduated from Vernon High School in1955. Martha was an event baseball player for Vernon High and as a hobby she used to like fishing and throwing horse shoes. Sister Mott, became a faithful member of Plainview Church of Christ Holiness U.S.A. at an early age, there she accepted Christ as her Savior. Mrs. Mott volunteered to become a usher as a young adult until her health began to fail. At one point, she served as a manager of The Kitchen at the Church, but held her post as a dedicated usher of the Lord. “Whatever her hands found to do, she did it only to give God the Glory. As we reflect, we know that at some point in our lives we have eaten from Ms. Mott’s kitchen or have fellowshipped in her presence whether at the District Diocese or at the National Conventions, she was always the same bossy, straight and to the point. Mother ran her house with an iron hand, you had no choice, you were required to “do as you were told”. 
Martha M. Harvey was united in marriage in 1958, to the late Ezekiel Warren Sr. To this union four children were born, Ezekiel Warren Jr., Shirley M. Warren, Donald R. Warren, and Melton C. Warren. All of which reside in Washington Parish. At the loss of her sister, mother took in her niece and raised her as a daughter, Robin Baker; a friend of the family that she affectionately calls her “other son” Brunis Stewart; 
She is survived by one sibling, a brother, Wesley Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezekiel Warren Sr., her parents, her twin, Mary H. Smith, two sisters; Betsy Miller, and Rosia L. Baker; one daughter in law Marchand A. Warren, and four grandchildren, baby warren, Megan Warren, Markela Warren, and Aquantis Warren.
Visitation will be Friday, January 13, 2017 from 2 pm to 6pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2 pm at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Franklinton.

Melissa Nicole Davis Williams
November 19, 1975 - January 08, 2017
On Sunday, January 8, 2017, Melissa Nicole Davis Williams went home to be with the Lord peacefully at her home. Melissa was born November 11, 1975 in Bogalusa, LA, to the late Gregory Davis and Ester (Bobby) Matthews. At an early age, she united with Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, in Angie, LA under the leadership of Supt. Leslie Fields, Jr., where she later became baptized. She graduated from Varnado High School in 1993. She worked at Home Help, Bogalusa Charity Hospital, Southeast State Hospital, and Pride and Hope for ten plus years. 
She was a devoted wife, friend, coworker, sister, daughter, and most of all mother and grandmother. There wasn’t anything she would not do for those she loved. Throughout her years here on earth, she became a rock for her family, security for those in trouble, and a strong friend to help you along the way. She was like a mist of rain; enough light to make her presence known and she had a cool calmness to make the day worth living. 
She was preceded in death by her father; Gregory Davis; her grandparents, Leslie (Gladys) Myers, Ford (Dorthy) Davis; her uncles, James “Mickey” Myers, Michael Myers; one aunt, Lucinda Myers, one nephew, L’Terrio Abram, Jr.; one special aunt, Sharon Myers and her mother-in-law, Sarah Carter.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband, Robert Williams of Angie, LA; four daughters, Charmarlia Davis of Angie, LA, Roloyn Ratliff, Tenethia Ratliff and TeAmber Beek all of Bogalusa, LA; six grandkids, Jayceon Davis of Angie, LA, Erica Lucas, Treman Ratliff, Tazaria Ratliff, Jayden Ratliff and Tristian Ratliff; her mother, Ester (Bobby) Matthews of Angie, LA; one sister, Brittany Mathews; one brother, Gregory (Tasha) Davis of Angie, LA three nephews, Gregory Davis, Jamarion Davis, and Brylon Matthews; a host of step sisters and brothers, Willie Joe Brown and Richard Myres both of Bogalusa, LA, Linsey Myres and Jeffery Owens both of Angie, LA, Raymond Owens and Beauty Owens both of Texas; sister-in-law, Tammy (Edward) Sartin; brothers-in-law, Tellis Williams, Zeron (Libra) Williams, and Gary Williams; also, a host of cousins, family, and friends. Two special friends, Tina McLaurin and Dennice Nelson
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Angie, Louisiana.

Martha M. Crain 
February 19, 1919 - January 9, 2017 
Martha M. Crain, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 97, born on February 19, 1919, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
She is survived by a grandson, Marlon Dean Harwell of Bogalusa, LA; step-children, Eric Wayne Dressner of Varnado, LA, Terry Crain (Peggy), Doris Coleman (Bob), Cecil Crain (Gay Elizabeth), Lynda Dawson (Dave); eight grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde Crowe and Victor Crain; her parents, Bonnie Leslie McNealy and Laurie Jane Brannon McNealy; her brother. Henry McNealy (Bertha Lee); and her niece, Marrita Jones (Ronald).
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-2::00 P.M. Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay N

JoAnne Norris Smith
November 3, 1951 - January 9, 2017
JOANNE NORRIS SMITH, AGE 65 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Monday afternoon January 9, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. JoAnne was a longtime deputy clerk with the Washington Parish Clerk of Court office. She was a member of the Bogue Chitto Homemakers and also the Country Bumpkins. JoAnne enjoyed crocheting, often making baby blankets, quilts and mittens that she provided to family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time with those she loved and she had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Tucker.
Survived by: Husband: Ben Smith of Mt. Hermon; 2 Daughters: Mandy Smith of Mt. Hermon, Jennifer Nielson of Covington; Son: Ben Smith, Jr. of Madisonville; Sister and Brother in law: Patty and Daniel Galiano of Mobile, AL; Sister in law and Brother in law: Charlotte and Mike Smith of Walker; Also numerous other brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joe Norris and Earline Magee Norris.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday January 15th from 2 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roan Crain and Rev. Mike Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church cemetery. 
Pallbearers: Ben Smith, Jr., Joseph Smith, Daniel Alipo, Norman Money, Brent Jones, Jacob Boudreaux
Honorary Pallbearers: Billy Joe Smith, Walter Smith, Bobby Smith, Mike Smith, Johnny Crain, Sr., Jack Green, Marlan Riley

Louis Knight
April 21, 1955 - January 9, 2017
LOUIS SHELBY KNIGHT, JR. AGE 61 and a resident of Franklinton died at 3:36 pm Monday January 9, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a former dairyman and the owner of Knight Gravel Pit near his home. Louis enjoyed fishing and searching for and collecting arrowheads. He also collected different types of guns and loved many types of woodworking and restoring old wooden furniture. 
Survived by: 2 Sons and a Daughter in law: Louis Shelby Knight, III and fiancé Gina Billips of Franklinton, Christopher James and Tiffany Knight of Mandeville; 4 Grandchildren: Desiree Crain, Trevor Knight, Shelby Knight, Landen Knight; Sister: Suellen Sowerwine of Slidell; 3 Nephews: Robert Sowerwine, Jr., Jeff Sowerwine, Scott Sowerwine; Mother of his Children: Lila Knight 
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis Shelby Knight, Sr. and Helen Fairburn Knight and brother in law Robert “Bob” Sowerwine, Sr.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday January 11th from 5 pm until 9 pm and after 9 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.

Jo Ann Jenkins Williams
May 10, 1947 - January 8, 2017
JO ANN JENKINS WILLIAMS, AGE 69 and a former resident of the Hilltop Community, died Sunday night January 8, 2017 at the Carrington Place in Baton Rouge. She enjoyed reading novels and working word search puzzles. Jo Ann also enjoyed watching her favorite old television programs.
Survived by: 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Brenda Joyce and Ray Alsobrooks of Bogalusa, Sandra Guillot of Gonzales; Son and Daughter in law: Nelson Wayne and Charlotte Wiggins of Pine; 8 Grandchildren: Kaitlyn Guillot, Brandon Kinnamon, Jr., Derrick Kinnamon, Kirk Wiggins, Madeline Blanchard, Jolena Foster, Joyceline Alsobrooks, Robert Alsobrooks; 15 Great-grandchildren and an expected great-grandchild; Also 2 nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband Glenys Williams, her parents Leroy Jenkins, Jr. and Nina Lambert Jenkins, sister Margie Jenkins Lea and brother Nathan Jenkins.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday January 11th from 10 am until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Willard Carney officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.

Brenda Gail Taylor
January 21, 1963 - January 5, 2017
BRENDA GAIL TAYLOR, age 53 and also known as Khallie Bruening, died at 10:50 PM Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospital, Bossier City, Louisiana. She had worked as a lab tech. She enjoyed drinking tea, listening to music and watching movies.
Survived by: Father: Devon Taylor of Franklinton; Daughter: Kathrine Irene Boyd of Franklinton; 3 Sons: Walter Lee Boyd of Bogalusa, Adam Chance Boyd, Daniel Taylor Boyd both of Franklinton; 2 Grandchildren: Josiah Levi Boyd, David Day Stucker; 2 Sisters and brother in law: Nicole T. and Travis Jones of Bossier City, Cindy Russell of Franklinton; 2 Nieces: Sydney Nicole Jones, Rhiannon Russell; Nephew: William Jewel Russell
She was preceded in death by her mother Evelyn Martin Taylor and step mother Fayola Taylor.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home from 3 PM until 5 PM Sunday, January 8, 2017 and after 9 AM Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Eld. Donnie Broom officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.

Madeline Smith Freeman 
August 25, 1947 - January 3, 2017 
Madeline Smith Freeman, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home in Bogalusa, LA.
Madeline was a very active member of Ben's Ford Baptist Church. She was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother. Her singing was a ministry for God. She sang in the Messenger's Group, and Mile Branch Settlement, as well as many revivals and camp meetings across the United States, and wrote several gospel songs.
She is survived by her husband of fifteen years, Kenneth “Randy“ Freeman of Bogalusa, LA; her children, Clyde (Shawn) Smith of Franklinton, LA, Adam Smith of Bogalusa, LA, Kim (Scott) Turnage of Thomas, LA, and George (Courtney) Freeman of Franklinton; one sister, Bernell Seals of Walker, LA; her grandchildren, Colton Smith, Andrew Turnage, Karlissa Turnage, Grayden DeQueant, Patrick Richardson and Sidney Richardson; her aunt, Betty Lou Holmes; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward Lott and Bessie Lewis Lott; her sisters, Margie Beeson and Mary Lou Carter; her brother, Jimmy Lott.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church, 58521 Highway 439. Bogalusa, LA 70427 from 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M with a Service at 6:30 P.M. Visitation will continue on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Ben's Ford Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Lynn Martin, Bro. Jimmy Byrd and Bro. Caleb Martin officiating. Interment to follow at Ben's Ford Baptist Church Cemetery.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bevie Hunt Stuart Simmons
April 12, 1930 - January 3, 2017
BEVIE HUNT STUART SIMMONS, AGE 86 went to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Born April 12, 1930, she was a member of Pine First Baptist Church and volunteered at Mile Branch Village for many years. She graduated as salutatorian of Pine High School in 1946. She loved her church and was a vital part of her Ladies Mission Group who has sown over thirty thousand baby diapers and blankets for a mission in Africa. She was an expert seamstress and made many baby blankets for grandchildren, great grandchildren and family friends. She also became an excellent quilter and made quilts and Swedish blankets for children and grandchildren. Likewise, she will forever be remembered for her expertise in the kitchen-especially her cakes and jellies. She was happiest when surrounded by family and friends and when doing something for others. She leaves a legacy of faith, love, service, commitment and determination.
Survived by: Daughter and son in law: Shirley and Gary Bordelon of Pensacola, FL; 4 Sons and daughters in law: Gary and Sandra Stuart of Sumrall, MS, Greg and Angela Stuart of Franklinton, Jimmy and Diana Stuart of Pine, Brad and Amy Stuart of Independence; 2 Step Daughters: Chanda Simmons and Reid Corkern of Florence, AL, Jamie Simmons and Brett Simpson of Mt. Hermon; 13 Grandchildren and spouses: Toby and Sarah Bordelon, Tiffany B. and David Walsh, Brandi S. and Jeremy Crane, Lisa S. and Hunter Smith, Amber S. and Jeffrey DeLee, Angela S. and Kenny Martin, Matthew Stuart, Dana and Coy McIntyre, Sherwin and Brytini Stuart, Joshua and Casey Stuart, Tommy and Karen Vise, Sarah and Rodger Collier, Debralyn Holland; 22 Great grandchildren; Brother: Houston Hunt of Pine; Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her first husband Lavon Stuart, her second husband J C Simmons, her parents Spurgeon and Ida Mae Hunt, four brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 6 PM until 9 PM. Visitation will be at Pine First Baptist Friday, January 6, 2017 after 9 AM with a funeral service to be held at 11 AM at church with Rev. David Easterling, Rev. Michael Brumfield and Lavon Taylor.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Toby Bordelon, Sherwin Stuart, Joshua Stuart, Matthew Stuart, Tommy Vise, and great grandson Connor Crane

Daniel Joseph Branigan
Died January 2, 2017
Daniel J. Branigan, age of 61 and a resident of Varnado, suffered from renal failure and pulmonary disease and died on Monday, January 2, 2017.  He was a native of Chalmette and was a proud graduate of Salmen High.
Preceded death by his father James B. Branigan Jr., mother Rose Mary LaFrance Branigan and his brothers James B. Branigan III Nicke C. Branigan. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Denise Marcele Moree Branigan and daughter Cheryl Booty.  Also, survived by his sisters Tina Branigan, Joanna Branigan Bechner, and Jeanette Branigan, and grandchildren Cooper Booty Jr. and Pandore Franks.  

John Winston Riley
November 2, 1946 - January 2, 2017
JOHN WINSTON RILEY, 70 and a resident of Franklinton died at 9:48 PM Monday, January 2, 2017 at Our Lady of Angels in Bogalusa, LA. He attended Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church. He was a welder installing fence for Arco Fence Company and Landmark Company. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Survived by: Wife: Delois Duncan Riley of Franklinton; 4 Sons and a daughter in law: William “Will” and Jennifer Riley of Franklinton, John Eric Riley of Varnado, Joshua Riley of Watson, Todd Fields of Nixa, Missouri; 2 Daughters and a son in law: Wendy R. and Ray Bott of Covington, Ashley Maye Riley of Hubbard, Ohio; Step Children and spouses: Stacey and Tony Gerald of Thomas, Cassondra Matney of Franklinton, Nicole Workman of Colorado, Lauren Workman of Chicago, Illinois; 2 Sisters: Earline Hughes of Sheridan, Mary Abbott of Flowery Branch, GA; 15 Grandchildren 13 Great grandchildren; Close Friend: Billy Wayne Spears
He was preceded in death by an infant son Ray Everett Riley, his parents William W. and Wilda Reviere Riley, brother William Riley, Jr. and a sister Janet Riley. 
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home after 9 AM Thursday, January 5, 2017 and a funeral service will be held at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jerry Cox and Rev. Malcolm Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery. 

Leon Givens, Jr.
April 19, 1937 - January 02, 2017
Leon Givens, Jr., U.S. Veteran and resident of Kentwood passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017 at his home. He was born April 19, 1937 in Franklinton and was 79 years of age. 
He is survived by his wife, Maybelle Givens; 2 daughters, Penny Null and husband, Charles, Hammond, and Lisa Graham and husband, Joe, Wilmer; 2 grandsons, Brandon Dufreche and wife, Kayla, Hammond, and B.J. Graham and wife, Robyn, Wilmer; great grandson, Caiden Graham; sister, Billie Portier, Atlanta and 2 brothers, James Givens, Nashville, TN and Bobby Garner, Springfield. 
Preceded in death by his father, Leon Givens, Sr.; mother, Lillie Davis Garner; 4 brothers, Huey Givens, Jerry Garner, Harold Givens, and Richard Garner; and 3 sisters, Betty Powell, Patricia Spriggs and Peggy Arcement. 
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon Saturday, January 7, 2017. Services conducted by Bro. Glynn Fendlason. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer. 

Roby Marcellos " Porkey" Brock
September 26, 1967 - January 01, 2017
On Sunday, January, 1, 2017 God sent his angels to come to his residence in Bogalusa, Louisiana to claim the soul of Roby Marcellos " Porkey" Brock. His battle with sickness has finally come to an end. When God said, “it is done, I am Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End.” Roby was born September 26, 1967 to Mr. James Earl Brock and Mrs. Barbara Dexter Brock in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Roby was a former member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where at an early age he was baptized by Rev. Dr. Aaron J. Thompson. 
Roby attended Bogalusa High School. He has done various jobs including construction in Bogalusa as well as later in Nebraska.
Porky was a kind and friendly person with a winning smile and an easygoing personality. He will be greatly missed for his tender heart and his sensitivity. All that knew his agreed that he was truly a good person.
He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Earl Brock, Sr. of Bogalusa, La.; two sisters, Natasha (James) Briggs of Baton Rouge, La. And Juanita Yuette (Robert) Hewitt of Bogalusa, La.; God-brother Ryan King of Bogalusa, La.; two uncles, Jimmy Brock f Los Angeles, Ca. and Bexter Thomas of Detroit, Michigan; a special friend Vanessa Callahan and her children who he reared as his own, Lashonda & Marquel Callahan of Nebraska; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He is proceeded in death by his grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Henry (Zene) Brock, and Mr. & Mrs. Will (Almay) Dexter; a brother James “Man” Brock, Jr.; an uncle David Charles “D.C.” Dexter; and an aunt Thelma Lee Brock Gibson.
Visitation is set for Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Bogalusa, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 am.

Audry Pittman Stafford
February 23, 1928 - January 1, 2017
AUDRY FAYE PITTMAN STAFFORD, AGE 88 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning January 1, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. She worked alongside her husband in their medical office for many years and was a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Audry attended Sunday School at Hillcrest and was very involved, along with her many friends, in the church kitchen ministry. She was a member of the Winterset Club and a former member of the Franklinton Garden Club. Audry loved gardening and tending to her yard and flowers. She was a true servant at heart to her family, friends, neighbors and church family. 
Survived by: 4 Sons and Daughters in law: John E. Stafford, Jr. and Suzy Stafford of Tyler, TX, Bob and Carla Stafford of Folsom, Steve and Cindy Stafford of Enon, Alan and Pam Stafford of Franklinton; 8 Grandchildren and Spouses: Kimberly and Brandon Kennedy, Russell and Kelly Stafford, Greg and Megan Stafford, Haylie and Chris Dufour, Barry and Jennifer Stafford, Elliot and Toby Coates, Will and Claire Stafford, Erin and Jonathan Allen; Great-grandchildren and Spouses: Zoey Kennedy, Stafford “Ford” Kennedy, Candice and Woodrow Scott, Casey Muller, Jack Stafford, Eva Marie Stafford, Stephen Stafford, Jacob Stafford, Cody and Hannah Dufour, Adam Stafford, Rush Azlin, Aubry Azlin, Christopher Dufour, Liam Stafford, Samuel Allen and expected great-grandchildren Selah Stafford and Audry Allen; Great-great-grandchildren: Kadence, Kaelynn, Kyndall Scott; Sister in law: Billie Stafford of Franklinton; Special Friend: Nellie Mae Lundy; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband John E. Stafford, Sr., 2 infant sons, her parents N.W. Pittman, Sr. and Elulia Mizell Pittman, sister and brother in law Ruth and O.E. Ballard, 3 brothers and sisters in law N.W. Pittman, Jr. and Mildred Pittman, Lavon and Willie Pearl Pittman, Larry and Sherly Pittman and brother in law and sister in law H.A. Stafford, Jr. and Olive Stafford.
Visitation will be at Hillcrest Baptist Church Wednesday January 4th from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 am Wednesday with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Tom Descant officiating. Burial will follow in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Will Stafford, Barry Stafford, Toby Coates, Chris Dufour, Greg Stafford, Russell Stafford
Honorary Pallbearers are the ladies of the Hillcrest Church Kitchen.